It's not often a 'Rog vs 'Rog match is worth watching but this video that recently popped up is definitely something you should check out. I gotta say I feel a little bad for the 'Rog who almost gets the win here, but there's no denying that the end of this round is one of the funniest things I've seen in a while.
The latest episode of the Juicy Bits Podcast is here featuring Juicebox, a pro sponsored by BL Gaming and one of the top Abel players in North America.
If you haven't listened to his podcasts, I recommend it highly. Each episode is packed with information, as it is obvious that Juicebox really knows both the game and the mentality.
Juicebox delivers another great episode of his Juicy Bits series entitled 'Focus Attacks'. This week he talks about utilizing focus attacks, the importance of integrating focus attacks into your game-play, and specific FA strategies by character. Juicebox also brings back his Q&A session in this episode, answering questions about SSF4 that have been submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Journamlism show has put together a tribute to Street Fighter. This episode Beedog doesn't receive his copy of Super Street Fighter 4 and is forced to go to the retail store on the day of the release. There are a lot of familiar faces in this episode including Capcom's very own Seth Killian.
There is also something about Free Ice Cream in this Episode!
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IMNEXTONLINE pointed out that a new tier list for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift was posted on DustLoop.com by worldjem7. This one adds Makoto into the mix and there is a bit of movement in the rankings with the characters who were included in the original tier list -- you'll see Hazama made a bit of a jump.
What do you guys think? Does this tier list look mostly correct or do you feel a few of the characters should be higher or lower? Sound off in the comments and let us know!
All you pad-warriors out there may have heard about this new controller for the 360 with a "transforming d-pad" that apparently allows for more precise inputs compared to the original 360 controller. This controller is now up for pre-order on Amazon.com and is available for purchase now at certain retailers around the country.
So, what does this have to do with fighting games? Well, if you've ever used the original 360 controller, you'll know that it's d-pad isn't exactly the best for whipping out Shoryuken and 'doukens.
That said, this controller carries a hefty price tag at around 70 bucks a pop, which is obviously a bit more than most people would want to pay for a new controller. Keep in mind you can still pick up a MadCatz FightPad for around 20 bones on Amazon.com.
The list of international fighting game super stars coming to North America continues to grow as the tournament organizers for the Canada Cup just announced Mago will be in attendance! Mago is of course widely considered to be not only the best Fei-Long player in SSF4 but one of the best 2D fighting game players ever.
Keep in mind Daigo Umehara, EG. Justin Wong and many other top players will also be entering this tournament so there is a lot to look forward to! Team Spooky will be handling the live stream for the Canada Cup and you can keep up with all the latest news for this tournament by checking out their official website.
Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada uploaded a few new wallpapers for all you NAMCO fans. These include characters such as Marduk, Kazuya and a few Soul Calibur characters as well. We've uploaded these wallpapers to our image gallery which you can check out below.
Sako is of course known for his insane Cammy but you'll definitely want to check out this video of him playing as Rose! As much as I hate seeing Sagat getting blown up, there is some really impressive stuff from Sako in this video.
Want to see Sako play SSF4 first hand? Well if you live in the US -- especially the West Coast -- you wont want to miss SoCal Regionals this weekend where he will be in attendance. Check out the full Rose video below!
The hype of Seasons Beatings V has come and gone but this trailer by HarmonicTunes does an awesome job of looking back on the event and all the people involved. The style for this trailer is really great, opting for a more relaxed and laid back tone rather than going for full on hype. A must see in that it really captures many great moments from the tournament.
Daigo "The Beast" Umehara is on a real worldwide tour in recent years, with trips to the United States, Europe, and now Canada being more frequent. This November, Daigo will add Kuwait to his one-man show. A special event centered around him has been created for the occasion.
From Lucky Generation Gamers:
"Yep, its finally happening. Daigo Umehara is coming to Kuwait for an event: Umehara Daigo Exhibition. One of our close friends is holding an event, co-hosted with the good people of White Tower (Kuwait’s top arcade) that will feature a Daigo Challenge, Q&A session segments, casual SSFIV matches and more. The event will be held on Friday the 26th of November at Ahmad Tower, Arabian Gulf Street, right across the Platinum Gym from 4:00pm-12:00:am."
The exhibition portion is set up like an organized money match. Players purchase a ticket to fight a best 2 out of 3 against Daigo.
For more info on White Tower arcade and Kuwait's fighting game scene, check out this article IPW and Kuwait's players put together here.
Yoshinori Ono tweeted yet another picture for the upcoming arcade edition of Super Street Fighter 4. Oddly enough, it's a shot of Dhalsim roasting a certain character. Though it's hard to make out too much, if you look close enough -- wow, I thought I'd never say this -- it appears said character is wearing a thong. Are my eyes deceiving me or are we in for another surprise?
Here's the original tweet. Thanks to Poison for SSF4 on Twitter for the tip!
SSF IV AE will get Gold master just a bit more! All I can do is wait for approval.AEwill running in Mid of Dec! ;)
New Super Street Fighter 4 Dev Blog Details Changes for Arcade Edition: Ken, Vega, Rufus, Fei-Long and Juri
Updated on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 10:23PM by haunts
The new Super Street Fighter 4 development blog details upcoming changes for a handful of the roster in the arcade edition of the game. This blog goes over Ken, Vega, Rufus, Fei-Long and Juri. Below is a compilation of translations for each character, and we will continue to update this post as more emerge. Thanks to USD from NeoGAF for this initial write-up.
Be sure to sound off in the comments and let us know what you think about the upcoming changes!
Updated on Monday, November 1, 2010 at 7:34PM by Rogerdodger
We all have known for awhile that the arcade scene has been dying, but none of us wanted to believe that. With companies not willing to create a arcade version, or if they do the overwhelming price to afford multiple cabinets to place in the arcades. We have all gone and put our share of quarters in the machines to play our favorite arcade games, but instead we choose to sit at home and play our favorite games on our home consoles.
Today we tip our hats to one of Japan's arcades, Gamer's Vision. With the recent activity of companies not willing to make a arcade version of current games, the arcade turnouts are getting smaller and smaller. KSK, the owner of Gamer's Vision, has decided to close the doors and call it a day.
Gamer's Vision arcade has been a hot spot for many fighting games such as Super Street Fighter II Turbo and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. Recently Gamer's Vision held their last and Final Super Street Fighter II Turbo tournament to go out with a bang. Famous players such as Daigo, Mago, Kansai ST, Kanto ST were all in attendance for this 2vs2 team tournament.
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Super Street Fighter IV's latest costume pack, the Ultra Shoryuken Pack, is now available on the PlayStation Network and will be made available tomorrow on Xbox Live. The new costume pack includes new threads for Ryu, Ken, Dan, Gouken and Akuma!
Pricing will be 320 Microsoft Points on Xbox 360 and $3.99 on Playstation 3.
You can check them all out after the jump!
Whether you are playing online or in a tournament, almost everybody who plays fighting games against other players on a semi-regular basis has run into taunting. Some players out there do it simply to grief other players. Some use it as a legitimate component of their gameplay strategy.
Everybody has their own moral code that applies to this topic. So, what is your position? How do you feel when you get taunted? Do you taunt others? Why and under what circumstances? Do you do it in all games or specific ones?
As a fun bonus, what fighting game's taunting (by design or by players being creative) affects you personally the most?
Thanks to Spiron for an excellent topic! Have an idea for a future topic? Hit the thread in the IPW Forum and let us know! If you missed last week's topic, "Should the Conduct of Stream Commentators and Tourney Players be More Professional?", check it out here!
I feel like jerk for putting Daigo on blast again, but this another must see video from ShinAkuma's YouTube Channel. This is a match of Bonchan vs Daigo, and if you're not familiar with Bonchan, he was one of the -- if not THE -- best Sagat players in Vanilla SF4. He inspired me as a Sagat player while watching him first hand out in Japan due to this unorthodox, wiley rushdown style. The ending of this match is really ridiculous though so be sure to check it out below!
If you're like me and weren't able to catch GodsGarden Online last night, you'll definitely want to check out this video of Daigo vs Mago. This is part three, and of course with it being GodsGarden, these are long sets, so you can view the rest on SpotATrain's YouTube Channel. This video is great though because of a clutch Ultra by Mago at about 5 minutes into the video.
Gootecks took a few questions from fans off of Facebook and Twitter for Justin Wong and this ends up being a pretty solid Q&A session. Justin gives some advice for applying pressure, bad match ups and even talks a bit about SSF4: AE.
Arcade Infinity uploaded three new videos from a recent King of Fighters tournament showcasing the top 8 players. What can I say? I can't wait for this game to come out. Every video I see I'm always blown away by the HD sprites and over all presentation. Of course, watching players who actually know what they are doing helps a lot too. Check out all three videos below!
BossLogic put together another awesome set of Marvel vs Capcom 3 Wallpapers featuring Ryu, Iron Man Felicia and a handful of others! You can view the wallpapers on Shadowloo where they've uploaded two different sizes of each wallpaper. We've also uploaded the standard sizes to our image gallery here on iPlayWinner which you can check out below. Enjoy!