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Thursday
Aug192010

Gamescom 2010: Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter "inevitable" according to MK Producer

Hector Sanchez, producer for Mortal Kombat 9, gave a few choice quotes to NowGamer about the potential of a Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter.

Sanchez told told NowGamer that, “Ed Boon pitched Mortal Kombat vs Street Fighter over ten years ago.” It obviously hasn't panned out to this date, but a lot has changed over the last few years due to the resurgence of fighting games as a genre. Sanchez stated that it could still happen in the future.  He said, “I think it’s inevitable.”

Thursday
Aug192010

Gamescom 2010: Mortal Kombat 9 First Look via IGN

Ze goggles! Ze do nothing!A playable demo for Mortal Kombat 9 was present at Gamescom 2010.  IGN got some time with the game and put up a first look preview.  There is very little in the article that is new if you've been following the game religiously from day one, but there are a few tidbits and it isn't a long read if you want to scan it to be sure. Here's a sample:

I got a chance to see classic fighters including Johnny Cage, Sub Zero, Scorpion, Nightwolf, Kitana, Mileena, and Cyrax. I did spot the character select screen for a few seconds and counted the slots of greyed out fighters, and if that screen remains true all the way to the final, we'll get at least 26 different fighters -- Reptile's a definite as he showed up in a Fatality-focused trailer showing how he'll take out his defeated enemy, by forcing their mouth open and drooling acid right in there.

I don't remember reading this detail before, but apparently Playstation 3 owners of the game will get an exclusive stereoscopic 3D mode. Check out IGN's preview here.

Thursday
Aug192010

Gamescom 2010: Street Fighter X Tekken Gameplay Footage

A new video showing gameplay footage from Gamescom 2010 is here via IGN.  It shows Ryu vs Kazuya with Chun-Li and Nina coming in as tag-ins. I must say this game looks great.

Thursday
Aug192010

Gamescom 2010: First Look at Tekken X Street Fighter's Ryu

 

An event held by Namco at Gamescom 2010 today gave attendees an advanced look at Tekken X Street Fighter. 

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada said that due to the Tekken team being busy with other projects (the next Tekken title), Tekken X Street Fighter wouldn't ship until after Capcom's Street Fighter X Tekken.  They showed an early look at Ryu's 3D model in the game.  Of course it looks more realistic than Capcom's games to match Tekken's artistic style.  If you don't like the look of Ryu's model, take heart. Harada stressed that the model isn't finished. It doesn't have proper lighting or even a final uniform, as the Ryu model shown is wearing Paul's gi from Tekken.

Thursday
Aug192010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift: Tsubaki Tutorial Vids by Aksys Games

Aksys Games has uploaded a pair of very nice tutorial vids for Tsubaki in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. If you are new to the character or just want a preview of what this character is about, check out these vids.  We will link to these videos on the Tsubaki page on the IPW/Dustloop BlazBlue: Continuum Shift guide.

Part 2 after the jump!

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Thursday
Aug192010

Super Street Fighter 4: 114 Hit Chun-Li Combo

Now this video is truly impressive. Biffotasty shows us a 114 hit combo with Chun-Li.  This isn't tool assisted. The video shows his hands as the combo is being executed. The combo counter at the end says 99 hits but only because that's the counter's max number. The true number is 114 hits. The video also shows Chun-Li's infinite loop. Hit the video's description on the video's Youtube page for more on that.

Wednesday
Aug182010

WCG Ultimate Gamer Preview Clip feat. Justin Wong

 

A preview for WCG Ultimate Gamer TV show surfaced today, and if you haven't heard by now Justin Wong is in this season. The clip shows contestants playing Tekken 6 against.. the CPU! Some players definitely look pretty stressed out after getting bodied by the computer, but Justin Wong says -- well, I'll let you see for yourself. 

WCG Ultimate Gamer premiers tomorrow at 11PM EST on Syfy Channel.

Wednesday
Aug182010

IPLAYWINNER LIVE STREAM TONIGHT - STARBASE SSF4 SINGLES TOURNAMENT

We'll be broadcasting live from Starbase Arcade all night tonight! We have another Super Street Fighter 4 singles tournament lined up with a lot of heavy hitters coming though. It's expected to be at least a 40-man tournament so it should be pretty crazy. Tune in around 8PM PST for all the madness!

START TIME: 8PM PST

STREAM URL: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iplaywinner

SRK Thread: Starbase Arcade Thread

Wednesday
Aug182010

Gamescom: Revogamers Interviews Yoshinori Ono about Super Street Fighter 4 3DS

Yoshinori Ono talks about Super Street Fighter 4 3DS, giving new details. Image courtesy of Revogamers.Revogamers, a Spanish language gaming website, has interviewed Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono at Gamescom.  In this interview he talked about Super Street Fighter 4 3DS for the upcoming Nintendo 3DS handheld, and he had some interesting details.

First of all, the game will have all 35 characters found in the HD console versions and will play and feel the same as well.  It will feature a new touch control mode as an alternative to the traditional controls as well. We'd imagine it would work similarly to how Street Fighter 4 plays on the iPhone (which works pretty well all things considered).  A new difficulty mode would be available for this control scheme so that all players can enjoy the game.

The 3D component to the game will be like if you put the characters in a box, where players can feel the depth.  This feature can be turned off or back on as desired.

He also said that he realizes that multiplayer is a very important aspect of the game and that he is working had to provide a satisfactory experience. However, the 3DS is still not final so he cannot fully comment on that.

He also mentioned that the 3DS' D-pad is not final, but said that the newer versions Nintendo has shown them are coming closer to what the Super Street Fighter 4 team prefers.

Interestingly, it seems Ono presented "Street Fighter Fit" to Capcom as a Wii game, but when he was told about the Nintendo 3DS he decided to go that route instead. He said that one of the reasons for bringing the game to the 3DS is because he considers it to be the perfect console to bring together all types of players from beginner to veteran.

Finally, Ono said that Super Street Fighter 4 3DS would have a surprise that is only possible on the Nintendo 3DS. More details will be revealed in a month or so.

Tokyo Game Show 2010 starts on September 16th, making that event a good opportunity to reveal more details.

Go here if you'd like to see more previously released screenshots for the game!

Wednesday
Aug182010

GAMESCOM: NEW MORTAL KOMBAT SCREENSHOTS

Kineda over at SRK pointed out some new high-res Mortal Kombat screenshots from GamesCom were posted over at Game Reactor. Game Reactor also mentions that they are showing off the game at GamesCom so we might see some new footage come from the event as well -- stay tuned!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL NEW MORTAL KOMBAT SCREENSHOTS

Wednesday
Aug182010

GAMESCOM: NEW MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 CHARACTERS ANNOUNCED - DORMAMMU & VIEWTIFUL JOE

  

 

Both Dormammu (click here to view his profile on Marvel.com) and Viewtiful Joe were announced today with a handful of screenshots for both characters. If you've been following Marvel vs Capcom 3 closely, these two shouldn't be too much of a surprise for you considering all the no-so-subtle hints Capcom has dropped so far, but either way this game is looking hot!

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL SCREENSHOTS FOR DORMAMMU & VIEWTIFUL JOE

     

Wednesday
Aug182010

Cross Counter: Marn (Viper) vs Combofiend (Guy)

The latest episode of Cross Counter with Gootecks & Mike Ross is here. In this episode they analyze a match between Marn (Viper) vs Combofiend (Guy). People have been asking them to provide their thoughts on a match between high level players, and here it is. Enjoy.

Tuesday
Aug172010

Marvel vs Capcom 3: New Character Announcements Expected at Gamescom in Germany

Capcom Europe has indicated via Twitter that GamesCom would likely see the announcement of new characters for Marvel vs Capcom 3.  Here's the tweet:

GamesCom begins this week in Cologne. Now doesn't that seem like a good time for some more Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character announcements?!

Gamescom 2010 begins tomorrow, August 18-22, and takes place in Cologne, Germany. Stay tuned for news from the event here on IPW!

Tuesday
Aug172010

Mortal Kombat Kollection Confirmed According to TRMK

Here is what the normal and upscaled versions of the original sprites looked like. What will the HD versions look like?More information on the recently surfaced Mortal Kombat HD compilation is coming out.  TRMK has stated that it has confirmed with multiple industry sources that the Mortal Kombat HD compilation is coming! Mortal Kombat Kollection will contain Mortal Kombat 1, Mortalk Kombat 2, and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3!

What is even more impressive is that apparently this collection will feature all new high resolution graphics.  These will not simply be upscaled graphics and filters, but apparently new high resolution graphics.

All of these Mortal Kombat titles relied on digitised live actors in the creation of the game's sprites. As such, it is not possible to redraw the sprites like Capcom did with Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix. Warner Brothers would have to recreate the sprites with new actors, with better cameras.  According to TRMK, Warner Brothers is going to these lengths with this compilation.  Over teh last few months, Warner has hired new actors and has been busy capturing sprite animations, although some of the original cast is involved in some capacity.

It is uncertain how far along the game is in development (if TRMK is correct in its sources), but an early 2011 release is looking probable as Warner Brothers hasn't officially even confirmed the game's existence yet. The developer is also unknown at this point. NetherRealm Studios is busy developing Mortal Kombat 9.  TRMK speculates that it may be Backbone Entertainment, the developer behind many retro titles including the downloadable versions of Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3.

All of this is potentially great news for Mortal Kombat fans, and would serve to be a perfect re-introduction to the series prior to the proper release of Mortal Kombat 9.

A mockup of Mortal Kombat 2 by Lightsource at Deviant Art. Please take notes, Warner!

Tuesday
Aug172010

Direct Feed Footage of Street Fighter 4 Grand Finals for USA Qualifiers for SBO 2010

Finally there is high quality direct feed footage of the Grand Finals from the recent SBO 2010 USA qualifiers for Street Fighter 4. This video was taken directly from the arcade cabinet and features the Grand Finals between Team EG vs Team We're Going to Japan.  If you're wondering why they are playing regular Street Fighter 4 instead of Super Street Fighter 4, it's because SBO is an arcade tournament and the arcade version of the latter has yet to be released.

Tuesday
Aug172010

IPLAYWINNER SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 TIER LIST - AUGUST 2010

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A: Guile, Akuma, Dictator, Chun-Li, Cammy, Abel, Rufus, Boxer, E. Honda
B: Ryu, Dhalsim, Viper, Rose, Seth, Sagat, Zangief, Ibuki, Juri, Dudley, Blanka, Adon, Fei-Long
C: El Fuerte, Ken, Guy, DeeJay, Claw, T. Hawk, Cody
D: Gouken, Gen, Hakan, Makoto, Dan, Sakura

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 - AUGUST 2010 TIER LIST

Here is our new Super Street Fighter 4 Tier List for August 2010. We revised how we compile and present the data compared to the May 2010 tier list, with a color coded chart so players can easily see where the good and bad match ups lie within the game. Match ups in green are in favor of that character and match ups in red are not in their favor -- match ups in white are even. Beyond that, we implemented a formula to automatically check the data so there are no errors with the numbers between characters.

We are also planning a series of articles that will go more in depth for many of the match ups in the game to give players an idea why they are in favor of certain characters. Keep an eye out for those in the near future. 

You can view and compare the May 2010 Tier List to our current one by clicking here.

Tuesday
Aug172010

Ono takes the Ferrero Rocher challenge

Ono stopped by the Capcom Europe offices in London on his way to Cologne, Germany for GamesCom. While here, he faced off with Nitsuma-san for the Capcom Ferrero Rocher Challenge: Eat as many Ferrero Rocher as you can in 60 seconds.

 

Monday
Aug162010

NEW MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 INTERVIEWS & INFO

Some new info on Marvel vs Capcom 3 hit the web recently, with producer Ryota Niitsuma commenting on a handful of different aspects of the game. One of the more prominent issues across the board is including fan favorite characters, but also having to run everything by Marvel to get the go ahead to put them in the game. Keep in mind at this point, the final character roster is locked down so writing a 3 page essay on why your favorite character should be in the game will have little affect on the final product. That said, he doesn't rule out the possibility of these characters showing up via DLC

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Monday
Aug162010

Mu-12 Beginner and Advanced Setups

Pulsr put together a really well edited video for BlazBlue's Mu-12 featuring both beginner and advanced setups. Of course, for more character strategies check out our BlazBlue: CS guide right here on iPlayWinner.

Monday
Aug162010

iPlayWinner Weekly Live Stream Schedule

We're back with another update on what to look out for this week! We'll be holding it down at Starbase Arcade all week, and if it's anything like last week, it should be real entertaining. That said, you can't plan drama!

As always, you can check out our broadcasts via our USTREAM Channel or just load up the front page and check out the embed to the left to see if we are live!

 

 

UPCOMING STREAMS

LIVE FROM STARBASE ARCADE - WEDNESDAY AUGUST 18th 

We'll be streaming Super Street Fighter 4 from 9PM PST till about 2AM PST from Starbase Arcade in San Rafael, California. MAGUS1234 will be on the mic to provide commentary, along with A_Rival and more! Top NorCal players are always in attendance so be sure to tune in for all the action and drama.

Start Time: 9PM PST

Event Details: SRK Thread

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