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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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Thursday
Jul222010

DAIGO UMEHARA TO ATTEND SUPER VS BATTLE IN LONDON

Fresh from his victory at EVO in Las Vegas, MadCatz sponsored Daigo Umehara will be attending Super VS Battle in London, August 20th-22nd. Numerous players are coming from all over Europe, including the likes of Luffy, LordDVD, StarNab, Evans, Kayane, Renegad from Paris, Yagami from Sweden and a lot more. PR Balrog will be in attendance and more Americans are expected.

Here is the list of games and schedule:

DAY 1: Fri 20th Aug 2010 (Groups) 
Venue will open at 10:00 
Super Street Fighter 4 (XBOX 360)
Soul Calibur 4 (Playstation 3) 
BlazBlue Continuum Shift (Playstation 3) 
Street Fighter III 3rd Strike (Playstation 2)  

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Thursday
Jul222010

LIMITED EDITION COLORS NOW AVAILABLE AT BROKENTIER!

 

Looking to grab some hot new gear for back to school, or to rock at your favorite gaming event? Well, BROKENTIER has you covered! They've restocked their most popular designs, and have released 5 brand new colors, for their "TIGER" and "MASH UNTIL IT WORKS" shirts, along with bringing back their most requested shirt, the Gold Foil TIGER shirt. These colors are limited edition, and are no longer available after 7/23, so be sure to hurry!

Official iPlayWinner T-shirts are still up for sale as well, so if you haven't copped one yet, be sure to do so to support!

Use the coupon code "IPWROCKS" for 10% off your entire purchase! And be sure to add them on Twitter and Facebook for special coupons!

Thursday
Jul222010

Capcom Unity Q&A with Comic Book Writer Frank Tieri, Announced as Writer for Marvel vs Capcom 3

Comic book writer Frank Tieri has been announced to be the writer for Marvel vs Capcom 3.  Some of his previous works include writing for Wolverine, Civil War: War Crimes, and World War Hulk: Gamma Corps.  Capcom Unity has posted a Q&A with him.  If you are looking for insight into the game's writing and into the man himself, check it out. Here's a tasty bit from the end though:

"There’s two things that really stand out for me with this game. The first is the roster. I mean, I was floored by who was included in this, on both sides. I was literally at times “Whoa… they put THAT guy in there?!”. And that’s not even talking about the end boss… man, that’s really going to be a treat.

The second is the pure speed of the thing-- it’s so friggin’ fast! There’s characters that are jumping in and out and doing moves with such speed, they don’t even have time to finish the lines I wrote for ‘em at times! I’m telling you, fans are going to LOVE playing this game."


Read the rest of the Q&A here at Capcom Unity.

Thursday
Jul222010

Comic-Con 2010: Marvel vs Capcom 3 Producer Ryota Niitsuma Q&A

Ryota Niitsuma, producer for Marvel vs Capcom 3. His previous game was Tatsunoko vs Capcom.During Capcom Unity's Comic-Con live broadcast yesterday, Marvel vs Capcom 3 producer Ryota Niitsuma answered a bunch of questions.  You can find the ustream recording here. It starts around the 8 minute mark.

Thanks to Kineda from Shoryuken.com for the tip!

Thursday
Jul222010

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Two More Characters Confirmed. Thor and Amaterasu!

Two new characters have been revealed for Marvel vs Capcom 3 via Marvel.com. The new characters are Thor from Marvel and Amaterasu from Okami!  All of the following artwork and screenshots are courtesy of Marvel.com. Thanks to Lexxxington for the tip!

Here's the official artwork:

 

Several screenshots showing both of these characters in action have also been uploaded. Also, new screenshots showing previously announced characters were also uploaded. Here they are:

   

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Wednesday
Jul212010

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Four New Characters Revealed! New Stages. Trailers Included. See New Following Article for Screens and Art

Just in time for Comic-Con, Capcom has revealed four new characters for Marvel vs Capcom 3! The new characters are:

  • Chun-Li (Capcom): Needs no introduction.  Returns from Marvel vs Capcom 2.
  • Trish (Capcom): From Devil May Cry 4. Go here for info from a Wiki. New character.
  • Doctor Doom (Marvel): The famous villian from the Fantastic Four. Returns from Marvel vs Capcom 2.
  • Super Skrull (Marvel): Super Skrull is another major villian from the Fantastic Four. He is from an alien race called the Skrulls, and the Super Skrull has been augmented with all of the powers of the Fantastic Four. Those hoping the Fantastic Four would somehow be in the game, this is going to make that somewhat redundant. Go here for more Wiki info. New character.

UPDATE: New Stages: From looking at the vids and screenshots, it looks like new stages are also here.

  • One has you fighting on the deck of a carrier. The S.H.I.E.L.D Helicarrier is clearly in the background. It's been a while since I collected comics, but are there multiple Helicarriers now? Click here for info on the carrier.
  • There is a stage that is set in an environment from Resident Evil.

Here's an announcement trailer. 2 more trailers are available by clicking through to the full article.

Click Through for 2 more trailers!

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Wednesday
Jul212010

Marvel vs Capcom 3 New Character Screenshots and Artwork!

Here are the artwork portraits of the new characters as well as 14 new screenshots!

     

The screenshots also show some of the Level 3s from previously revealed characters, including Deadpool hitting the opponent with a lifebar! Here's a few. Hit the link to the image gallery below for all 14!

   

Click Here to go to the Comic-Con Screenshot Gallery for Marvel vs Capcom 3 for all 14!

Wednesday
Jul212010

New Characters for Arcade Super Street Fighter 4? New Scan from SSF4 Japanese Arcade Location Test

"Here Comes New Challengers?!"

A new scan has surfaced and is circulating with pictures of the new Nesys cards, bonus stages, and characters. This most likely is related to the location test for the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4 which will be in Japan later this week.

Something that stands out about this scan is the blue text at the bottom of the picture that states "Here Comes New Challengers?!"

Capcom has not announced any new characters, so the blue text may refer only to the new entrants to the SF4 series (Dudley, Ibuki, etc). But you never know!

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Wednesday
Jul212010

X-Play: History of EVO

G4 TV's X-Play has put together a short video about the history of EVO. It's very broad but if you don't have perspective on where EVO grew from and how big and important it is, it's a good short synopsis.

 

Tuesday
Jul202010

Arc System Works bringing Arcana Heart 3 to Xbox 360 and Playstation 3

Over the last week or so, the Japanese website for Arc System Works has been counting down to a new game announcement.  The latest issue of Japanese Famitsu magazine has information on Arcana Heart 3, which will be coming to the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.  Is this what they have been counting down to? Seems likely.

The following features have been reported by Andriasang:

New features for the home include HD anime cut-ins during supers, and a "simple mode" that will let beginner players perform combos through a single button press.

Modes of play include Story Mode with full voice, Versus (for offline play), Score Attack, Training, Network (for online battles. It also seems to have full lobbies with spectator ability like Super Street Fighter 4) and Gallery for viewing unlocked movies and illustrations.

Tuesday
Jul202010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Mu Footage

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift is hitting store shelves in North America next week, on July 27th! It is out in Japan now and will be available in Europe in October (yes, *this* year).  As a reminder, we'll post some match footage from time to time. This one is a pretty good Mu. Thanks to the fine folks at NeoGAF for pointing this video out.

Also, our friends at Dustloop (home of the Guilty Gear and BlazBlue communities) are putting together a guide for the game here on IPW! We'll have more details on when it will be made available very soon.

Tuesday
Jul202010

Playstation Network: Marvel vs Capcom 2 50% off, More Avatars Available, and More

Two of Capcom's fighting game titles are now on sale on Playstation Network this week.  Also, a new batch of PSN Avatars featuring Capcom characters is available.

Marvel vs Capcom 2 50% Off

In celebration of Capcom's having Marvel vs Capcom 3 at Comic-Con, the Playstation Network version of Marvel vs Capcom 2 is on sale for 50% off. You can buy it now for only $7.49! If you are eagerly anticipating Marvel vs Capcom 3 and want to check out its prequel, now is the perfect time to pick this one up.

More Capcom Playstation Network Avatars Available

Another set of PSN Avatars featuring Capcom fighting game characters is now available. This week we've got Abel, Blanka, and Zangief from Super Street Fighter IV and Alex, Elena, Hugo, and Q from Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike. They are $.49 each.

     

   

Darkstalkers: Cahaos Tower for PSN on sale for 50% off

Also, Darkstalkers: Chaos Tower for the PSP is now on sale for $9.99 on Playstation Network.  As a long-time Darkstalkers fan, I've had this on my PSP for a long time and this is a steal!  If you've never experienced the Darkstalkers series and own a PSP, I highly recommend this.

 



Tuesday
Jul202010

CROSS COUNTER - Episode 4

Gootecks and Mike Ross are back with CROSS COUNTER Episode 4, and this time they have a special match from the Salty suite featuring Daigo and Killey. Keep an eye out for more matches from the Salty Suite on Machinima!

Tuesday
Jul202010

G4 EVO2K10: THE HISTORY OF CAPCOM FIGHTING GAMES

G4 continues their coverage of EVO2K10 with the History of CAPCOM Fighting Games. Though this isn't directly related to EVO, it appears the interviews with Seth Killian and Justin Wong were conducted at EVO. If you were there you may have seen a green screen set up in the back of the stage, so we can probably expect a lot more of these clips from EVO in the future.