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Tuesday
Jul272010

BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT AVAILABLE TODAY

The long awaited sequel to BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger is finally here! With a rebalanced roster, new characters with more on the way via DLC, new tutorial and training modes this is the definitive version of BlazBlue!

CLICK HERE TO ORDER BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT FROM AMAZON.COM

Beyond that, in the following days we will release our BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Strategy Guide that is put together by the oh-so passionate DustLoop.com community! The guide will give you all the basics on how to get started with any character in the game so keep an eye out for it!

Also, do you live in NorCal? Do you like BlazBlue? If so, you should check out the iPlayWinner.com BlazBlue: CS release party hosted at Drom's Comics in Davis, CA tomorrow night! You can find out more details on this event over at SRK. There will be a live stream by iPW's own THXYOUTOO and you can find it on our USTREAM Channel.

Tuesday
Jul272010

Battle Arena Melbourne – Oct 2nd-3rd

BossLogic sent me a heads up on one of Australia's biggest yearly events called Battle Arena Melbourne or BAM for short. They will have Super Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, Smash and possibly even some 3D games such as Tekken 6 will be there in some form or fashion. 

Check Shadowloo.com for more details on this tournament. 

Tuesday
Jul272010

EVO JAPAN RESCHEDULED

Mr. Wizard over at Shoryuken.com posted that EVO Japan is being pushed back to Spring 2011 with more details coming soon. Personally, I find this to be great news, because as much as I wanted to go to EVO Japan, with the original event -- if I remember correctly --  being held sometime in late fall, would just not give me enough time to get out there. 

Also, if you haven't caught the EVO Japan trailer yet, check it out.

Tuesday
Jul272010

ARCANA HEART 3 TUTORIAL

There's a good chance most of you heard that ARC System Works is bringing Arcana Heart 3 to consoles, but there's also a good chance you've never played this game before. Here is a unique tutorial for the game that will give you a run down of all the basics.

Thanks to Kurushii from Tauntloop for sending this over! 

Monday
Jul262010

FOOTAGE FROM CAPCOM'S SF X TEKKEN COMIC-CON PANEL

Here is the much talked about footage of Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada crashing the party at Capcom's Comic-Con Panel before announcing Street Fighter X Tekken with SF4's producer, Yoshinori Ono.

Monday
Jul262010

FocusAttack Contest: Win a MadCatz BlazBlue: Continuum Shift TE Stick

 

FocusAttack.com -- the gracious sponsors of our online tournament series --  has announced a contest that rewards a new MadCatz BlazBlue Tournament Edition Fightstick to winner! The contest is pretty straight forward over all, with four different ways to enter -- find more details by clicking  here.

Here is a quick run down of the different ways you can enter the contest.

  • Posting on their Shoryuken thread located here.
  • Following them on Twitter
  • Becoming a fan of them on Facebook
  • Registering for a customer account on their website.
Monday
Jul262010

BlayzBloo: Super Melee Brawlers Battle Royale

This new BlazeBlue game for DSi seems to resemble a PowerStone-esque game more so than a traditional competitive fighting game. Even so I'm sure the hardcore BlazBlue fans will be happy about this.

Monday
Jul262010

IPLAYWINNER INTERVIEW: KAYANE

James "WorstGiefEVER" Bardolph asks Womens SSF4 EVO2010 Champ Kayane some questions on how she got into gaming and her competitive history. Thanks to Kayane for spending some time to answer these questions and congratulations on her victory at EVO!

iPLAYWINNER INTERVIEW: KAYANE

Hi, my name is Marie-Laure Norindr and my nickname is Kayane, I’m sponsored by the team against All authority (team-aaa.com). I live in France next to Paris.

I’ve been in the top 5 French Soul Calibur players since I was 10 years old and ranked top 10 in the world tournaments I participated like World Game Cup 2004 (ranked 4th) Evo 2009 (9th) and World Game Cup Cannes in March 2010 (9th).

How did you fall into gaming, and how long have you been playing fighting games?

I fell into gaming thanks to my brothers Maxi and Kero who were some of the best Tekken players in Europe when I was around 7-9 years old. They made me try Tekken when I was 7 years old, I didn’t like the game very much but at this age I was able to beat some of their friends that played the game.

After that, Soul Calibur 1 came out, and I definitely fell in love with the character Xianghua that made me love this game. My brother Maxi brought me in a video game shop to play against people and I beat them all, they were very surprised and my brother was amused.
 
And then at 9 years old, we got Dead or Alive 2 on PS2 and Tekken Tag. My brothers played Tekken Tag whereas I trained alone in DOA2 against the computer. I asked my brother to play with me and they said : “Train alone because I don’t want to beat you too easily! I’ll come to see you later to see how you play.”

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Monday
Jul262010

MORE STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN DETAILS

More details are surfacing for Street Fighter x Tekken from Famitsu via AndriaSang.

  • Development of the game started just two months prior to the reveal at Comic-Con.
  • Game wont be released for a while -- two years at least -- look forward to 2012! 
  • Next major reveal to be expected around Captivate next year.
  • Initially planning on putting in early generation characters from each franchise into the game.
  • Standard 6-button layout is planned for the game along with a "assist" or beginner mode of some sorts.
  • Both the CAPCOM and NAMCO versions being developed independently from each other -- seen as a "competition not a collaboration" according to Computer and Video Games.
Sunday
Jul252010

STREET FIGHTER III: THIRD STRIKE - DANISEN LEAGUE

SFIII: 3rd Strike Videos - TheShend YouTube Channel

Since the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition has been revealed I thought it high time I made this post I'd been meaning to make for months.

At the very end of last year an Arcade called Game Spot Versus (once Game Inn Sakura) in Tokyo started a 'Danisen League' or better put a 'Dan Ranking League'. Since then it's popularity has exploded and spread to include several more top flight arcades:

  • Game Spot Verus (Tokyo)
  • GAME41 (Sapporo)
  • POPY (Niigata)
  • Game Box Q2 (Nagoya)
  • Gamespace Vegas (Osaka)
  • Subculture (Fukuoka)
  • Amusement Sendai (Hokkaido)
  • ゲームインナハⅡ (Okinawa)

Even Denjin Arcade has begun it's own Danisen League.

Why the popularity? Well, it's a much more fun and entertaining set-up than straight tournaments or ranking battles, both for players and especially spectators. It's similar to the Virtua Fighter ranking system if anyone's familiar with it but here's how it works.

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Saturday
Jul242010

COMIC-CON 2010: FIRST LOOK AT NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 ALTERNATE COSTUMES

 

  

CAPCOM announced today at Comic-Con that new alternate costumes will be coming to Super Street Fighter 4 and few images of the alts just surfaced via NeoGAF. Some of the new outfits are kind of hard to make out but it looks like they are finally giving fans what they want with Chun-Li's alternate being her Alpha costume.

Saturday
Jul242010

STREET FIGHTER x TEKKEN - Trailer & Screenshots

CAPCOM just released the trailer for STREET FIGHTER x TEKKEN with a slew of screenshots as well. 

    

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ALL 20 STREET FIGHTER x TEKKEN SCREENSHOTS

Saturday
Jul242010

COMIC-CON 2010: CAPCOM ANNOUNCES STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN, SF3 ONLINE EDITION & MORE!

  

   

   

CAPCOM held a panel today at Comic-Con featuring Yoshinori Ono, the producer of Street Fighter 4. Here are some highlights of the panel via Mike Nelson of 1UP. Photos courtesy of @ShinJN_ on Twitter.

STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN

  • "A time for a new fighting era has begun."
  • 2v2 Fighting Game, Characters can "Tag Out" during Ultra animations.
  • Two versions, one developed by CAPCOM and the other developed by NAMCO.
  • "Won't be out for a while, enjoy MVC3 while you wait."

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4

  • Official CAPCOM Online Tournaments for Super Street Fighter 4 using the Tournament Mode.
  • Many more costumes for Super Street Fighter 4 characters on the way.
  • CAPCOM trying to recreate the same "look and feel" of the console version of Super Street Fighter 4 for the Nintendo 3DS.
  • New characters wont be announced until Tokyo Game Show.

 STREET FIGHTER III: THIRD STRIKE, ONLINE EDITION

  • Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition Announced
  • Ono says the game "will not come out in the immediate future, but the game is coming back."
  • Mentions players should voice their opinions and suggestions to Seth at Capcom-Unity 
Saturday
Jul242010

COMIC-CON 2010: MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 CHARACTER DEMOS BY S-KILL

Seth Killian spends a a little time demonstrating newly announced Marvel vs Capcom 3 characters Trish, Dr. Doom, Super Skrull and Chun-Li.
Friday
Jul232010

MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3: Thor & Amaterasu Gameplay Footage

New videos of both Thor and Amaterasu surfaced today showcasing gameplay for both characters! Thanks to MAGUS1234 for the heads ups.

Friday
Jul232010

iPW Super Street Fighter 4 Guide Weekly Update

This week we have a different kind of update for our Super Street Fighter 4 guides! We've teamed up with SF4Tube.com to bring everyone match up videos for each character. The way it works, is by going to each characters guide, you can view matches of that character versus any other character in the cast. This is of course not only helpful for learning match ups but deciding if you want to pick up a certain character in the first place.  The videos are automatically updated as well so you can keep checking back from time to time to see new matches for each character. 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 STRATEGY GUIDE

Below is an example of how it works -- this is the Ryu match up video selector. To view any other character, just access their page on the Super Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide.

RYU MATCH VIDEOS



Friday
Jul232010

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Location Test: Character Select Visible

Here's some video of the Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 arcade location test.  At the 10:10 mark you clearly see the character select screen with the two extra slots.

Thursday
Jul222010

RETURN OF THE PODCAST - INTERVIEW WITH VANGIEF

 

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Yo! It's been a long time but we are back with the fifth episode of the iPlayWinner Podcast! Pherai comes on as a full time host now in the hopes to finally bring everyone a semi-regular podcast. I of course join in for some discussions as well, and here are a few of the topics we cover:

- EVO2K10 Experiences

- EVO Live Stream & the sense of entitlement currently in the Street Fighter community.

- Marvel vs Capcom 3 

- Japanese Tier Lists vs North American Tier Lists

- ... and many more nonsensical ramblings from both of us!

The second half of the podcast is an interview with Vance "Vangief" Wu and we talk to him about his experience at EVO2K10 and making top 8 with Zangief. He tells us about how he came up and what he does to practice and get better, so thanks again to Vance for spending some time with us on the podcast!

Thursday
Jul222010

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 ARCADE CHARACTER SELECT SCREEN

Oichi over at VersusCity posted up an image of the character select screen from the Super Street Fighter 4 arcade location test that is going down in Japan this weekend. As you'll see there are two new character slots -- who could it be?

Thursday
Jul222010

Sankei interview with Daigo Umehara

Daigo Umehara

Today a new interview was posted with everyone's favorite EVO2k10 champ Daigo "The Beast" Umehara.

Head over to VersusCity.net to view the full article, which is located here

In August, you’ll be entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the longest winning pro gamer in the world.
Games aren’t really recognized around the world, so to be in a book that I’ve read since I was a child, and to gain recognition from others outside the gaming world makes me very happy.

How does it feel to be called a pro gamer?
It doesn’t feel any different from when I was playing games before I was a pro gamer.

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