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Wednesday
Nov102010

Socal Regionals: TOKIDO, 日本語, AND BLAZBLUE?

You'd never see it coming, your favorite japanese Akuma player, Tokido, hits up BlazBlue, streamrollin' the American front one by one! Commentated by none other than Kennyon, your Socal Litchi, in top tier Japanese! Get hype!

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Wednesday
Nov102010

TONIGHT! Starbase Arcade - 2v2 SSF4 Tournament - This. Is. POKEMAN STYLE!

Yo, whats up iPlayWinner dudes! Wanted to give you guys a heads up that we have a real serious tournament tonight at Starbase Arcade. This is a 2v2 SSF4 tournament that of course will be POKEMAN STYLE! Top players such as Vangief and Filipino Champ will be in the house, and Magus and Haunts on the mic to keep you fools entertained. We'll have plenty of dope beats playing through out the night too so be sure not to miss this one!

If you're in NorCal and won't be there, you're a complete bum -- that's a fact -- but if you aren't in the area, be sure to tune into our USTREAM Channel around 9PM PST to catch all the madness. We'll probably go till about 2AM PST so you might want to get your excuse for skipping work or school tomorrow ready now!

For more information on this tournament, check out the official thread on the Shoryuken Forums!

Wednesday
Nov102010

TRIUMVIR - Street Fighter Alpha III Collection - Pre-Orders Start Today

Pre-orders for TRIUMVIR's new Street Fighter Alpha III Collection starts today! Act fast because the shirts will only be available for pre-order up until November 24th. These shirts of course have artwork of many of the Street Fighter Alpha characters in the same art style from the game, and we've set up a image gallery below where you can check out each one!

TRIUMVIR STREET FIGHTER ALPHA III COLLECTION GALLERY

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Wednesday
Nov102010

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Coming December 16th

1UP.com is reporting via Kotaku Japan that the arcade version of Super Street Fighter 4 is set to release on December 16th. This isn't really earth shattering news due to the fact that Capcom has mentioned many times that the game was slated for mid-December.

What is interesting though is that Kotaku Japan is speculating that much like Akuma in the arcade version of Street Fighter 4, more characters may be revealed through a time release system. There have been rumors floating around of additional characters outside of Yun & Yang being added to the game, though none of us have heard anything, even with the game so close to being released.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

MVC3: 100% Dante Combo by Marn

Updated on Wednesday, November 10, 2010 at 12:15AM by Registered Commenterhaunts

So, you want to see something really cheap? Many of you may be aware of this, but SCR was the first time I've seen this combo. Marn pulls this off with Dante by using the X-Factor after a corner combo, which as you'll see will kill off one character in a single combo in the video below.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

Phantom Breaker: New 2D Fighting Game for XBOX360

Andria Sang posted up some information on a new 2D fighter coming to the XBOX360 called Phantom Breaker, developed by 5pb. Though not many details are known at this time, it's said the game is to have "simple controls" with the gameplay system including both a "Burst and Tension Gauge". Sounds like they could be taking a page out of BlazBlue gameplay system, but we'll have to wait and see!

There is a Famitsu scan which you can check out below that apparently contains more information about the game. Once more details surface we will be sure to post them up!

Thanks to Nite for sending in this tip!

Phantom Breaker Official Website

Original Phantom Breaker Reveal from July

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Tuesday
Nov092010

Vote for SSF4 and TvC for G4's Video Game Death match

G4 TV is having a Video game Death match with the best games of 2010. Within the list is Super Street Fighter 4 and Tatsunoko vs Capcom.

G4 has constructed a tournament based bracket where each game will get matched up with another game. Every match up will get voted on to go onto the next round or get kicked out of the competition.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

NCR8 Promo Video

Many of you may have seen the promo video for NorCal Regionals on the SCR stream this weekend, but if you missed it or want to check it out again, watch the full video below! Thanks to LordofUltima for putting this together and helping iPlayWinner with these videos!

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Tuesday
Nov092010

Interview with SNK Playmore's Shinya Morishita on King of Fighters XIII

Coopa and myself had a chance to talk with SNK Playmore's Director of US Relations, Shinya Morishita. Kennyon helped us out a bit by translating the questions and answers back and forth, so big shout outs to him. A few of the questions seemed to get lost in translation, but there is some good info in this interview for sure.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

SCR: King of Fighters XIII Match Videos

Updated on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 10:58AM by Registered Commenterhaunts

I recorded a few really good matches from the King of Fighters XIII tournament held at SCR. Unfortunately, I don't know the players names too well, but both these matches are really entertaining. I had a chance to sit down the game for a bit and I have to say it's really fun to play, even though I didn't really know what I was doing. That said, after watching a ton of matches from Mr. KOF and others, I can't wait to spend some time with the game and figure out some of the more high level tactics these guys were pulling out. 

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Tuesday
Nov092010

Tokido Media Round-up: Interviews, Photos & More

Tokido really stole the show when it came to Super Street Fighter 4 this weekend. From the moment I heard he signed up as "Tokido the Murder Face" to when space and time came to a complete halt as he busted out the Akuma pose. Top that off with all of his amazing matches versus top players from around the world, all I can say is I love how this guy not only plays the game but his general attitude towards tournaments as well. 

Since SCR, a ton of media of this guy has surfaced all over the internet. Below you'll find photos, videos and interviews of Tokido all in one place. Enjoy!

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Tuesday
Nov092010

SCR Marvel vs Capcom 3 Videos

I ended up recording a ton of Marvel vs Capcom 3 footage at SCR, and was lucky enough to have people around who actually knew how to play the game such as Marn and Kurasa. Obviously not everyone knows what to do in MVC3 yet, so I've filtered out the "button check" matches and am leaving you with only the best of the best.

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Tuesday
Nov092010

SCR SSF4 Top 8 Videos Now Live

LevelUp posted all of top 8 for Super Street Fighter 4 to their YouTube Channel. I've posted a few of my favorites below, but but sure to watch the rest as this top 8 had some of the best matches we've seen all year! 

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Monday
Nov082010

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Changes for Chun-Li, El Fuerte, Sakura & Cody

Azrael and Street11 posted up some translations from the latest Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition Development Blog. This time the blog goes into changes Chun-Li, El Fuerte, Sakura and Cody with Chun getting arguably the most nerfs, though Fuerte is in a close second. Cody gets a nice buff with a 3 frame crouching short -- might have to play him seriously again! Read about all the other changes below.

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Monday
Nov082010

The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross #11: ONE BUTTON!

Justin Wong joins Gootecks and Mike Ross in this episode of the Excellent Adventures. Gamerbee is still in the background not willing to troll XBOX live, but Justin and Mike just go right into it.

Justin decides on the last match that he will use one button and a random select character to take out the XBOX live monster. He can't focus attack, grab. just use that one button.

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Monday
Nov082010

Great Article Comparing Marvel Series Hitboxes by ComboVid

If you are a fan of the older Marvel VS series games, this article is for you! Dammit from Combovid.com has put together a fantastic article which breaks down various interesting changes made to hit box data in X-Men: Children of the Atom, Marvel Super Heroes, X-Men vs Street Fighter, Marvel Super Heroes vs Street Fighter, and Marvel vs Capcom! 

It is loaded with great screenshots which show exactly what he's talking about.  I played all these games in a casual way when they came out, and even though I don't play them today I found the article really interesting. Check out the full article here!

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Monday
Nov082010

Socal Regionals: The Hype is Only Starting!

Socal Regionals may be over, but the hype continues!!! TheBBVlog brings you back on consistent pool play uploads with golden commentary to get you rollin on the bracket matches!

We also have exclusive content of more iPlayWinner BlazBlue character combos, iPlayWinner interviews, and MikeZ special setups! With players like Dacidbro, CopperDabbit, Zong_One, Render, MikeZ, Tubazo, and even the japanese Akuma player Tokido, you can't miss out on the action about to ensue!

Blazblue action after the jump!

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Monday
Nov082010

How to pretend you don't suck at Street Fighter 

A funny video was uploaded on youtube by cammyplayer, who also made Super Street Fighter The Movie parody video, if anyone remembers.

"Tired of getting your ass kicked and looking like a noob at Street Fighter? Too lazy to practice and actually learn how to play? Fear no more! Follow this guide and you'll learn how at least pretend you're a good player.

If you like this video, please, leave a coment and subscribe."

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Monday
Nov082010

IPW Topic of the Week: What if Street Fighter 4 had 2D Graphics Instead of 3D?

Street Fighter 4 brings together 2D gameplay and 3D graphics.  Whatever your view on the game as it turned out, nobody can debate either its success or the tremendous impact it had on the fighting game community and on the genre.

But what if Street Fighter 4 had 2D graphics instead of 3D? Would that have made a difference in the game's sales or its impact? Would the game, either in play mechanics and/or in graphical presentation, have to be modified to maximize its potential? 

Keep in mind that the genre was on life support before this game released, and even Capcom considered Street Fighter 4 a gamble.  For purposes of this topic, assume that Capcom allotted all the artists and resources necessary to take one, last daring stab at making a modern glorious 2D title.

Have fun, 2D fans!  No the game would not look like the SF4 characters brought to Third Strike mock-ups shown on left (which are awesome tho!).  Today's machines are capabable of incredible 2D.  Go wild!

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, "Taunting", check it out here!

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Sunday
Nov072010

SoCal Regionals Tournament Results

Updated on Monday, November 8, 2010 at 12:12AM by Registered CommenterRogerdodger

Southern California Regionals is now over. It was a amazing event with many upsets and amazing hype matches.

NorCal making a dent with Vangief, Ricky Ortiz and Filipino Champ making it into the top 8 for Super Street Fighter 4. In the end BLG Filipino Champ takes out Daigo to win the SSF4 tournament!!!!

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