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Friday
Mar282014

Macro Micro Gaming and IPW Presents Alpha Clash X This Saturday (3/29) at 8pm PST

Macro Micro Gaming will be hosting it's 10th event this Saturday night. Alpha Clash is held at The Hacker Dojo which is located at 599, Fairchild Dr. Mountain View, Calif.  

Each game will be $10 to enter with the venue fee being $10 as well. Featured games are SSF4 AE 2012, UMVC3, SSBM, Skull Girls, and Killer Instinct. Sign ups are from 6-8 p.m. giving you plenty of time to warm up with casuals. 

Players in attendance will be PR Balrog, MMG Julio, Hoodaman, Filipino Champ, MMG Apologyman, MMG Uyuu Pop, LPN, Falcomist, Kimo and many more!

For full event and MMG Player information head over to Macro Micro Gaming's website or Facebook event page.

If you can't show up to the event make sure to check out the stream live starting at 8pm PST on our Twitch.tv Channel. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to get updates on when we go live and to see stream and event updates.

Friday
Mar282014

Avoiding the Puddle Interviews JDCR

Avoiding the Puddle's Aris Bakhtanians and Level Up Your Game's Reepal "Rip" Parbhoo recently interviewed one of Korea's top Tekken Tag Tournament 2 players, Hyun Jin Kim, better known to the rest of the community as "JDCR."

The hour-and-a-half interview covers many topics, including the differences between Korean Tekken and the rest of the world, strong characters in TTT2, the best player in the U.S., JDCR's thoughts on the card ranking system and how Korean players feel about trash talk in the U.S. scene.

Bakhtanians hosts Avoiding the Puddle Live every Thursday at 8 p.m. PST on Twitch, as he talks to members of the Tekken community about whatever is on his mind. Hit the jump for the interview.

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Friday
Mar282014

Third Episode Of Airdash Academy Provides Advice In Digesting Information From Match Videos

Outside of actively playing fighting games, we spectate matches to learn and Airdash Academy has you covered in how to maximize the process.

Watching matches is the central topic in the third episode of Airdash Academy. The video provides advice on what you can do while watching in order to improve your game. Repetition is a major theme as you might have to watch the same matches over and over again until you can fully understand what is happening on screen.

You can watch the video, along with past episodes, after the jump!

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Thursday
Mar272014

Infiltration Managed By Global eSports Management, Talent Agency Features Various Personalities & Players

The Capcom Cup 2013 Street Fighter X Tekken champion joined a major worldwide competitive gaming agency featuring various players and personalities.

South Korea's Infiltration is now managed by talent agency Global eSports Management, GEM for short. He will join the large roster of clients including Gootecks, Mike Ross, Artosis, Tasteless and more. Like their other clients, GEM aims to help promote more of Infiltration for the world to see.

GEM was founded in November 2013 "to connect and grow all aspects of the professional gaming industry." The agency is managed by Tobias Sherman, Min-Sik Ko and Hwanni Kim, each representing North America, Europe and Asia respectively.

Infiltration will be at Id Global Tournament on March 29-30, 2014. The tournament will be streamed by Cafeid.

Thursday
Mar272014

Fulgore Playable In Killer Instinct On April 9, Gameplay Trailer Reveals Arcade Mode & Online Lobbies

The final character in season one of Killer Instinct is coming soon!

Fulgore, the second additional character in KI season one, will be coming April 9, 2014. The trailer after the jump features the robotic fighter with many of his specials returning for the new iteration.

Also revealed in the trailer is the anticipated arcade mode as well as online player lobbies for group play.

Owners of Killer Instinct Combo Breaker Pack and the Ultra Edition will be able to own Fulgore right from the start.

Stay tuned for more information on Fulgore and a future patch for Killer Instinct! Go check out Iron Galaxy Studios' involvement in KI season two here!

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Thursday
Mar272014

Iron Galaxy Named New Developer for Killer Instinct

With the first season of downloadable content for Double Helix's Killer Instinct wrapping up with the release of Fulgore on April 9, Iron Galaxy Studios has been announced as the company to take over all developing for the Xbox One title going forward. This revelation comes after Double Helix's purchase by Amazon in February.

Talking with Polygon, IG's CEO Dave Lang said "This is an amazing opportunity to work on a game and a genre we are super passionate about." Lang also mentioned Microsoft approaching IG when the development of Killer Instinct was first being shopped, but that the studio had been unable to take the project at that time.

Wednesday
Mar262014

Special Pot Bonuses Announced for Divekick, Guilty Gear at UFGT

Adam "Keits" Heart has announced that both Divekick and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R will be receiving pot bonuses at Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 in May. 

Iron Galaxy Studios is adding $500 to the prize money for Divekick Addition Edition, and Chris "ShinSyn" Johnson is adding $1,000 to GGAC+R.

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 will be the last tournament held under the UFGT name and takes place in Chicago on May 23-25, 2014. For more information about the pot bonuses or the tournament itself, check out the UFGT website.

Tuesday
Mar252014

The Show That Sucks #71 With Harrison and Honzo Gonzo Tonight at 10pm PST

The Show That Sucks is back again this week starting tonight at 10pm PST on our Twitch.tv Channel.

Want to send in questions for the show? Hit up (Myself) Harrison and Honzo Gonzo on twitter!

If you missed last weeks show check out it by going to our Podcast Section where you can see or listen to every show in Youtube or Mp3 format.

Blowing up the FGC one week at a time, The Show That Sucks is a weekly Podcast with Harrison, the lead streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the internet.
Tuesday
Mar252014

Nuki Coming To Evolution 2014 For Super Street Fighter II Turbo's Tournament Of Legends II and X-MANIA USA

One of the five fighting game gods in Japan will be coming to Evolution 2014!

Onuki "Nuki" Shinya will be at EVO 2K14 and will participate in both major Super Street Fighter II Turbo events, the Tournament of Legends II and X-MANIA USA! Nuki participated in past EVO tournaments and placed high when they officially held ST.

Nuki was officially scheduled to attend EVO 2K12 for the original ToL but was unable due to personal circumstances.

Mao and Nuki are two of the four Japanese players confirmed to attend ToLII so stay tuned for more players!

You can check out EVO 2K8's ST grand finals featuring John Choi and Nuki after the jump!

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Tuesday
Mar252014

Episode Two Of Airdash Academy Helps Out With Understanding Notation & How To Fully Utilize It

The next episode of Airdash Academy helps players discover how to fully comprehend combos in airdash fighting games.

Episode two of Airdash Academy is all about how to properly communicate and digest move notations and combo structure for games like BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and more. Directional notations shown in the video are based on the keyboard numpad with five representing a neutral with the surrounding rest being specific directions; You can find a detailed breakdown of the notations here!

You can check the latest episode, and the premiere, in the playlist after the jump!

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Tuesday
Mar252014

Akishop Customs Testing PlayStation 4 Compatibility For PS360+ Board

One of the most popular all-in-one arcade stick board makers in the process of testing compatibility for the PlayStation 4!

Akishop Customs were able to get their PS360+ multi-console board to work on the PS4. Akishop will be providing special beta firmware to selected testers to see if the compatibility works for multiple PS4 units. If successful, they will make the firmware publicly available in the future.

Owners of Injustice: Gods Among Us or those planning to buy Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- on PS4, this can be your opportunity to use your existing arcade stick on the platform. Combined with an Xbox One controller and Phreak Mods' Crossbone mod, players will be easily able to use their sticks for the two major current generation consoles.

You can buy the PS360+ now from these various retailers!

Tuesday
Mar252014

Super Desperation Radio Episode 306 Archive Online

The latest episode of Super Desperation Radio is now available for watching on IPLAYWINNER'S YouTube channel.'

After some general rambling and stalling for time by the cast, Armando "ComMando" Gonzalez joined SDR for a conversation about the future of Super Arcade, its current Kickstarter progress and plans for upcoming events. Gonzalez talked about the possibility of adding more games to the old-school tournaments, which are named "Geriatric Warfare," and talked about the new Virtual On/Gundam event that will soon be taking place.

The topic then switched to top player privilege, and Gonzalez joined the cast in commenting on how brackets and tournaments should be run in regards to late registration as opposed to early or online registration.

Super Desperation Radio is live every Monday at 6:30 p.m. PST on Twitch and YouTube.

Thursday
Mar202014

Players Fight Bala In Kumite During International Video Game Cup

A couple of weeks ago, Bala was in Cannes, France, for the nation's big fighting game tournament and also participated in a special kumite session of King of Fighters XIII!

The Evolution 2012 finalist played the session with various players while attending the International Video Game Cup, previously known as World Game Cup. The kumite session was recorded by Gunsmith of Orochinagi.

You can find Bala's kumite, as well as one from Moroccan player Frionel, after the jump! There are more videos of Bala from IVGC on Gunsmith's YouTube channel!

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Thursday
Mar202014

Episode One Of Airdash Academy Iterates Fundamental Tools

The premiere episode of Airdash Academy will help players get right on track when getting started in games like Guilty Gear by visiting fundamental ideas found in other 2-D and 3-D fighters.

The main topic in this episode of Airdash Academy is all about building the necessary foundation of what to attack within the playing field. While it features footage of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, the video also contains both Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Super Street Fighter II: HD Remix to show that the idea of "why you should do a particular move" can be interchangeable within sub-genres.

You can find episode one of Airdash Academy after the jump! More episodes will be available of Novriltataki's YouTube channel!

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Tuesday
Mar182014

Super Arcade Kickstarter Launched

After months of speculation, Mike Watson has launched the Kickstarter for Super Arcade in Walnut, Calif. The project hopes to revitalize and keep open the arcade that has become a central hub in Southern California's fighting game scene. 

The effort, which hopes to raise $44,000 by May 2, 2014, would modernize the arcade with a new physical infrastructure, new fixtures including a display counter to sell stick parts and aparrel, a card system for the games and a new lighting and PA system. Watson also promises to cater to more communities with a wider range of games and introduce a membership system that will save frequent vistors money for their continued support.

For the full list of upgrades, as well as information on backing the project and rewards for donating, check out the Kickstarter page. Interested parties can also contact Watson on Twitter.

Tuesday
Mar182014

Super Desperation Radio Episode 305 Archive Online

The latest episode of Super Desperation Radio is now available for watching on IPLAYWINNER'S YouTube channel.'

The dispute over button binds that occurred at Final Round 17 was a big topic of discussion for the cast, as they discussed Keits' UFGT 10 ruling along with the history of button binding in games from Tekken to Guilty Gear. This conversation then bled into one about the revelation of Decapre as the fifth new character in Ultra Street Fighter IV and opinions about her addition.

Lastly, since it couldn't be a recent episode of SDR without talking about Arc System Works games, the cast talked about the release of Ramlethal Valentine as a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd sometime in April.

Super Desperation Radio is live every Monday at 6:30 p.m. PST on Twitch and YouTube.

Tuesday
Mar182014

Trailer For Fourth Set Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Full Boost Downloadable Suits, Coming Mar. 19, 2014

While Mobile Suit Gundam: Extreme VS Maxi Boost has released in Japanese arcades, Bandai Namco Games is still uploading content for the console version of its predecessor.

Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny's Andrew Waltfield is the first of the set, piloting his own version of Gaia Gundam (cost 2000). A variant of Zeta Gundam called Zeta Zaku (cost 1000), featuring the head of a Zaku mobile suit, is piloted by Mobile Suit ZZ Gundam character Iino Abbav. Turn A Gundam's Poe Aijee pilots the third suit, SUMO (cost 2000); the same suit is also featured in EXVS with series major character Harry Ord.

Each suit costs 400 Yen and will be available on March 19, 2014! You can check out the trailer featuring their move set after the jump!

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Tuesday
Mar182014

The Show That Sucks #70 With Harrison and Honzo Gonzo Tonight at 10pm PST

Between Smash at MLG, Final Round, Decapre, Capcom Pro Tour, and late night twit pics by Honzo Gonzo we have a lot to go over. You can watch the show live starting at 10pm PST on our Twitch.tv Channel

If you have questions for us you can send them to (Myself) Harrison and Honzo Gonzo on twitter. We take them all the way up to the end of the show so don't think it's too late!

Missed last week's show? Head over to out Podcast Section.

Blowing up the FGC one week at a time, The Show That Sucks is a weekly Podcast with Harrison, the lead streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the Internet.

Tuesday
Mar182014

Super Smash Bros. Melee Players KoreanDJ & Ken To Represent Team Liquid

One of eSports' most popular professional teams will be bringing in two of Super Smash Bros.' greatest players.

Team Liquid signed Melee players Daniel "KoreanDJ" Jung and Ken "SepirothKen" Hoang into the professional team; the team also features various Starcraft II: Heart of the Swarm and DOTA2 players. For Team Liquid, this is the first time signing fighting game players into the team.

Both KoreanDJ and Ken are longtime players in the Melee scene including competing in various Major League Gaming tournaments in which Melee was held. Both players are known for their excellent Marth play with Ken creating the popular Ken combo. Both were two of seven subjects covered in the documentary The Smash Brothers.

You can find a video of the reveal after the jump while you can also find the press release here!

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Tuesday
Mar182014

Decapre Announced As Fifth Character For Ultra Street Fighter IV

The final character for the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV has been revealed.

Final Round XVII in Atlanta, Ga., concluded with the release of Decapre as the fifth and final character to be playable in Ultra Street Fighter IV. In a Street Fighter Alpha 3 setting, Decapre was featured among one of the bodyguards of M. Bison, also known as the Dolls. The trailer also features an animated backstory behind her origins. Different from Cammy, she will be a charge character similar to one of the Dolls in Alpha 3, Juni.

Decapre will be joining Rolento, Hugo, Poison and Elena for Ultra.

Decapre was originally teased at Capcom Cup when Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono disclosed her gender.

You can find the reveal trailer after the jump! Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable in Japanese arcades on Apr. 2014, consoles on Jun. 2014 through digital distribution and PC on Aug. 2014 through Steam!

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