The Super Street Fighter 4 tournament at DreamHack concluded recently, and a few videos have surfaced online. Below you'll see a 40 minute stream of the semi and Grand Finals featuring Ryan Hart and Chocolo. I also dug up an interview with Ryan Hart via the NeoEmpire forums where he talks a bit about the tournament as well. I'll update this post once we get more detailed results, but until then enjoy the videos!
In the frenzy for prepping for NorCal Regionals, I missed the first episode of 3 Green Bars. Thankfully, the director CptMunta sent over an email reminding me to check it out, and that a new episode has just been released. These are both really cool in that they will give you a look into scenes you may not be aware of, showing you that the passion for the game is the same worldwide.
TEC Sol T over at Shadowloo.com is at it again with another boss video showing you how to counter a ton of Adon's moves with Abel! I'll say I'm a little jealous because this is an idea I had for a video series sometime ago but never got around to making it happen. That said, they did a better job on this than I ever could, so be sure to check it out, even if you're not an Abel player! Tons of great info that can be applied with many characters in the game, not just Abel.
NCR8: SSF4 Teams Grand Finals feat. EG Marn/Alex Valle/Mike Ross vs Floe/EG Ricky Ortiz/Daigo Umehara
Whew! This one took a while to put together but it was well worth it as it has some of the biggest names in Super Street Fighter 4 battling it out all in one place. Daigo through most of the tournament let his teammates do a lot of the work, but in this set he had to step up to the plate and make it happen. A really good set from both teams, well worth your time -- will watch again. A+++.
Also, this will probably be my last NCR video update for the site, but I'll be uploading more to YouTube so be sure to subscribe to our channel to stay up to date!
Katsuhiro Harada tweeted some more NAMCO wallpapers recently, one of them featuring Leo from Tekken. There are some other Project Soul wallpapers in there, along with some random images of Anna and Julia as well. We uploaded all these to our NAMCO image gallery which you can check out below.
@XaviPants posted up a cool image on NeoGAF that is a take on the classic Star Wars poster with a serious Marvel vs Capcom 3 spin to it! Check out Doom in back there -- awesome! You know this game is going to be a hit when fan art like this is already making the rounds on the 'net.
Not sure who whipped this up but anyone that happens to know please post up in the comments!
UPDATE: Thanks to LostCoastLines who provided the link to RodolForvers's DeviantArt page who put this image together. He has a lot of other cool posters on there worth checking out too.
Starting from 11PM on Friday, and ending at midnight on Monday, BrokenTier is having a 30% off sale on everything in their store! Been waiting to pick up that sick Gold Foil Tiger shirt? Or prehaps you had your eyes set on the World Traveler stick bag! Now is the time to grip it and stock up on those presents for all the fighting game fans in your life! No coupons needed, just throw it in your cart and -- boom! -- you're ready to go!
Socal Regionals... for many, an event that lived up to its hype; international players met with the nation's strongest; skills were tested and people judged--the best came out heroes; the losers came out short of change. NOTHING short of the worst could possibly ruin it.
Not that we're going to try.
This Blazblue Podcast is going to be a treat. We've got the usual duo, Coopa and Dacidbro, and we got special guests Jan, Kensou, and Lord Knight joining us for one hell of a ride. The topic is SCR, Tokido, and more! Listen to the podcast to find out more or just read the article and see Levelup EXPOSED.
Jason "jason24cf" Laboy sent over this recent interview where he sat down with DMG Inthul, asking him a bunch of questions mainly related to Fei-Long. Also, if you're a Fei-Long player and can't get enough of this stuff, be sure to check out our interview with Starnab from a little earlier in the week.
Thanks again to Jason for sending this over, and keep an eye for more interviews from him in the very near future! Enjoy!
Q. If you would have to rank the top 3 Fei Long in the world, who they would be? Would you include yourself in the top 3 and what makes them the top 3 and what do you feel you have to do to become the #1 Fei Long player?
A. I would say me, Mago, and Starnab from what I've seen. Justin can never be ruled out though, he beat me in a mirror match a while ago, and Justin has a huge knowledge of the game. I haven't fought him since but I'd like to mention him. We all have the execution, Mago has the best on connecting Fierce punch after CW. Justin knows probably all the matchups, one of the perks of playing SF as a job. Starnab has the most experience using fei then any of us. He's been using him the longest and plays more then I do. I think to take the #1 Fei spot, you have to beat me, Mago, and Starnab.
The official Super Street Fighter 4 Saikyo Blog was updated today with the first look at the alternate costumes for Yun and Yang. You'll see they are dressed as restaurant employees, and as dope as being a full time Street Fighter might sound, looks like these two are opting to keep their day jobs.
Alright, look, I'll just come out and say it: NorCal sucks when it comes to these 5v5 exhibitions. I honestly don't remember the last time we won one of these, but I will say we performed a lot better this time around than we have in the past. Overall this was a great set with a lot of back and forth battles from both teams and well worth spending 30-40 minutes of your time to check out.
Doug and Hoodaman, two relatively unknown players in the grand scheme of things, made a name for themselves this past weekend at NCR8 by taking out a few high profile players. Much like Crizzle, those of you who tune into Starbase Arcade each Wednesday know what's up. Though they lost just a match or two before making it to top 8, you'll see below they definitely did some damage at NCR. Do it for Video Bob!
Whoa, whoa, hold up one second. Am I dreaming? What in the world -- this is insane! Over at the official MadCatz Store they have an amazing deal going on: "Buy 1 Get 1 Free" on the original TE and the Round 2 Fight Stick, not to mention the same deal applies to the Wii TVC FightStick as well.
This deal has been making the rounds via Twitter and Facebook over the past few hours, so you better act fast if you want these before they run out of stock.
For NCR8, a lot of great presentation elements for the stream were created by yours truly -- one of them being individual player profiles that would fly onto the screen before a match. Unfortunately, do to poopy hotel internet issues, iplaywinner had to lower the bitrate of the stream considerably to get a decent frame rate for viewers, which meant that the high-res profile text was impossible to read.
It was a shame really, all this time spent on typing out witty descriptions for top players (thanks MrJared), and with a dope-as-hell manilla folder presentation. So I decided to save them all as JPG's, so you guys could experience the magic as intended.
Those of you who tune into our Starbase Arcade streams each week are no stranger to Crizzle's C. Viper, but he has yet to really blow it up at major in SSF4 -- until now. This weekend Crizzle made top 8 at NorCal Regionals 8 in SSF4, sending home a number of different high profile players along the way. Among these players were two of the best -- if not the best -- Guile players in the country: Lamerboi and Warahk. Check out both videos after the break, and don't worry Guile fans, we'll have more videos from the real American hero doin' damage very soon.
Hey guys, wanted to give everyone just a real quick heads up here that we are switching over from USTREAM to Justin.TV for all of our future broadcasts. Justin.TV has a lot of cool features lined up in the very near future that go hand in hand with the direction we're taking our live streams. More than that, USTREAM has been a little buggy over the past month or so, making it difficult for us to do everything we want during live broadcasts.
This is easily one of the most retarded matches we saw during the entire tournament, with both players apparently agreeing that blocking is the most useless move in the game. What you won't see during this match is both Crackfiend and Marn laughing their asses off as they played; damn I wish I had a camera shot of that! Anyway, if you missed this one live, you gotta see it, and if you saw it live I can't imagine it not being in your top 3 matches of the tourney. Check it out below!
The Grand Finals for Tekken 6 at NCR8 ended up being the perfect storm: Rip and MR NAPS in the ring, with FilthieRich and MarkMan on commentary. I know a lot of you SSF4 stream monsters out there wont give this game a chance, but this is one set not to be missed. Tons of high-octane play from both players with some solid commentary to boot.
This is probably the most requested match from NCR8 thus far, and for good reason. This is a fight to the death between two of NorCal's best players, BLG Vangief and EG Ricky Ortiz. Ricky shows what it takes to battle out of losers in a top 8 filled with some of the best players in the country. Vance doesn't go down without a fight though, making this one of the best Grand Finals I've seen in a long time. More videos from NCR8 will show up shortly so be sure to keep checking our YouTube Channel!