Capcom-Unity has a cool Q&A with artist Shinkiro, whose art you've probably seen on a number of different Capcom titles such as Tatsunoko vs Capcom. Shinkiro also put together an awesome promotional piece for Marvel vs Capcom 3 which you can check out to the left there.
Thanks to Fersis on Twitter for linking to the high-res version of this piece. Enjoy!
The SSF4: AE YouTube Channel keeps bringin' the goods with a few new videos of Daigo and Tokido both playing Yun. Most of us have been waiting patiently to see Daigo's Yun, and to be honest, I'm not really seeing anything I haven't seen in other videos. Both players just play Yun very solid and you can see many of his combos put him in great positioning continue pressuring the opponent.
That said, clocking in at around 45K BP, Daigo seems to have about two times as much BP as most players do at this point so you know he has been grindin'! Check out both videos below.
A ton of previews and a handful of new videos for Marvel vs Capcom 3 surfaced all around the web today, and wanted to give you guys a few quick links to check out. The videos contain a lot of new gameplay, but nothing super high level, but definitely worth checking out as well.
BLG Filipino Champ and Koogy at Brokentier just put the finishing touches on the January 2011 SSF4 Tier List and this might be the last update before we move onto tracking Arcade Edition match-ups. We've made some adjustments not only to the data, of course, but also the chart itself, so hopefully it will be a little easier to read now.
Check out individual match-ups by clicking the image above. Quick-look rankings are below.
A: Akuma, Fei-Long, Guile, Cammy, Chun-Li, Dictator, Boxer, E. Honda, Abel
B: Ryu, Rufus, Dhalsim, C. Viper, Seth, Zangief, Ibuki, Sagat, Dudley, Blanka, DeeJay, Juri, Adon, Ken
C: Rose, Claw, El Fuerte, Guy, T. Hawk
D: Cody, Gouken, Gen, Makoto, Sakura, Dan, Hakan
Whew! After a well deserved rest, the iPlayWinner crew is ready to get back in the swing of things with a live stream from Starbase Arcade tonight! We'll be broadcasting Super Street Fighter 4 from 9PM PST to to around 1AM PST.
New to a Starbase Stream? Starbase Arcade is broadcasted live from San Rafael, California every Wednesday night! Top talent from all around the Bay Area such as BLG Vangief, BLG Filipino Champ, Crizzle, Grimmz are just a few names of the players who are usually holding it down week by week.
Sorry guys, a few unexpected things came up and we wont be streaming Starbase tonight. We'll be back 2 weeks from now after West Coast Warzone!
Mr. Murder Face himself posted another update to his blog today, and while short on words, he did upload a cool video between Naruo (Ryu) and Soramiso (Juri). He also mentions Yun is "very nice" because of his vortex after up-kicks and the fact you can end combos with up-kicks.
Also, he mentioned on a previous entry that he would be attending Final Round, and a new trailer was just released confirming that. Check out both the match video and trailer after the break!
Matchup Breakdown: Vega/Claw vs. Rufus by Marcos “El Cubano Loco” Blanco
This matchup frustrated me and many other Claw players probably just as much as Blanka did back in the Vanilla SF4 days. It wasn’t an impossible matchup to overcome, but it definitely was far from an easy ride, especially if the Rufus player knew how to shut down Vega’s offense and prey upon his not so stellar defense.
Thankfully in Super SF4, the matchup went from being a 7-3 nightmare in Rufus’ favor to now…well Rufus still has the edge, but now it is a more manageable 6-4 endeavor since Rufus has a few nerfs whereas Vega has nothing but buffs, namely his mask and claw staying on longer, a bigger hit box on his EX Flying Barcelona Attack (FBA), a buffed Ultra 1 and his extremely useful Ultra 2.
Tokido says Hakan is still the worst but you wouldn't be able to tell after watching this video. Check it out below and find more SSF4: AE videos from Japan on Kim1234's channel.
Andria Sang translated a recent article from Famitsu on a new mode for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS Dead or Alive game. Nothing too earth shattering here -- it's basically a single player tutorial/story mode that will give players a more in depth look at the story behind Dead or Alive. I guess that's cool if you're into fighting game stories!
They also talk about one of the uses for the lower screen on the 3DS for the game. It will display a command list for the character, and each move can be performed by tapping it if needed.
Anyway, a few new images for the game were posted on Famitsu as well, which you can check out below.
Gootecks and Mike Ross are back with another episode of Excellent Adventures and are stumped by a secret message via XBL from VirtixOT who was on the previous episode. Is it fan mail? Hate mail? A prophecy? Who knows? Who cares! Just watch!
Spidercarnage over at Being a Scrub hit me up with an email about a cool podcast they have on the site called "Don't Be a Scrub" and the past three episodes feature some of the biggest names in Street Fighter as their guests! You can download the full podcasts from the pages below, and keep in mind they have transcripts of each podcast if reading interviews is more your thing. Check it out!
You thought the hype train ended with Norcal? Think again! The hype returns with the NorCal INSTALL! ranbat, in beautiful HD, streamed on iPlayWinner, and recorded on TheBBVlog! Your favorite NorCal players return to battle it out with full commentary! Get your BlazBlue, Melty Blood, and Guilty Gear fix on this Saturday, the 8th, 12:00 PST on http://www.justin.tv/iplaywinner.
EVO2011 is set to take place July 29th-31st in Las Vegas, NV at the Rio Casino and Resort! SRK also announced that they are kicking off a new tournament season, where points will be awarded to top placing competitors at major tournaments all around the country. This will allow the EVO staff to potentially seed hundreds of players in the EVO World Finals.
Check out the full details over at Shoryuken.com!
Zaid "RedRapper" Tabani sent over the final episode of Run it Back: The Road to SCR, and it's full of great interviews with some of the best players in the country. And of course there is a ton of footage from SCR, following players through the ups and downs of the tournament. If you haven't checked these out by now, you should really set aside some time to do so as they give a lot of insight into arcade and tournament culture. You can check out Episode 3 below and find the rest of Run it Back by clicking here.
Capcom-Unity sent out a teaser post just yesterday for an upcoming Marvel vs Capcom 3 tournament that they are throwing right here in the Bay Area on January 27th! They haven't released too many details, though they mention they are teaming up with GameSpot.com to make this all happen. If that's the case this should be a great event.
ac1791 released a video showing Lambda's inner beast, a Tiger Knee feinting Crescent Loop happy robot! Lots of things shown here can make your close range (And even long range) mix-up stronger, your spacing better, and character specific combo's neater! If you wield the swordy robot, its a must see! Click HERE to check it out.
This event will be Featuring Arturo Sanchez, EMP Dieminion, JS Master, Nerdjosh, Snafoo, Eric Hai, Killacam, & more! We'll be streaming this event live this Saturday! For more information, hit up Nemesis.mtlsf.net.
Definitely tune in for our first Major event of the year. As always our schedule of events can be found on our gamescast.tv page.
This week I wanted to get everyone's thoughts on how they approach bad match-ups, whether it be in Super Street Fighter 4, BlazBlue: CS or even Jackie Chan: Fists of Fire. Match-ups are a huge part of pretty much every fighting game known to man, and if you want to be a competitive player -- or at least have some sort of consistency with your play -- knowing match-ups is paramount.
Understanding a match-up can sometimes make up for weaker aspects of your game such as execution or reaction time. Simply knowing what is safe and what is punishable, and to what degree, can make a huge difference in your game.
Now, regardless of which character you main, they are bound to have a bad match-up or two at the very least. So how do you approach the fight when the odds are stacked against you?