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Wednesday
Jan062010

IPW Forum Hot Topic: What Do You Think of the New Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costumes?

 

So now we've seen a trailer with many of the alternate costumes to be included in Super Street Fighter 4. What do you think of them?

Sound off in our IPW Forum Hot Topic here.

Later in the week I'll post some of the replies. Let your opinion be known!

Wednesday
Jan062010

Angry Videogame Nerd: Street Fighter 2010 (for NES)

This one is really funny to me because I actually owned it as a kid, and I bought it because it said Street Fighter on it. No joke!  This episode also gets into a bit of history, showing you some of the other Street Fighters you may want to forget again after watching it! :)

Tuesday
Jan052010

(Now complete) Translation of Japanese Official Super Street Fighter 4 Blog Entry: The Stages

Updated on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 11:03AM by Registered CommenterFuriousRGD

Azrael from SRK once again took the time to do some translating work on the latest Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog post. Unfortunately he didn't have time to translate it all. It's about half done, but either someone else will translate the rest or he will finish translating it later, so we will add the rest of the translation as soon as we get it. Thanks again to Azrael for the hard work!

BLOG ENTRY:

Happy New Year! This is Tsukamoto.
We're also gonna give it our all this year, so I hope you all stick with us.

As its a new year, I'm going to eat some mochi and tackle this new year with a lot of energy! First off this year, I'd like to talk about the stages with the design director Mr. Kamei, as well as the stage lead planner Kawasaki. We'll talk about the design of the environments as well as how the stages were decided on, and various other things.

-- First, tell us how the stages were decided for SFIV.

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Tuesday
Jan052010

FAMITSU SCAN REVEALS NEW COSTUMES AND ULTRAS FOR SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4

The newest scans from Famitsu have surfaced, and although no new characters are visible, you can get a closer look at some alternate costumes and new ultras for the characters!

Most visible is Cammy's new Ultra and C. Vipers - with C. Viper it's hard to tell exactly what is going on but it appears to be some sort of grab. You can also see it appears Ryu's Metsu Hadouklen is looking a little more beefy as well. I assume all the characters original Ultras will get a visual update, but it's hard to say for sure.

Oh, and of course, looks like Ryu finally gets his SHIN METSU-SHORYUKEN back! YES!

I'll update this post once we get a full translation of these pages!


Thanks to Tresjin on SRK for the cleaned up image!

 

    

Tuesday
Jan052010

NEW TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM CHARACTER REVEALED!

Seth Killian stopped by Gamespot to demo Tatsunoko vs Capcom Ultimate All Stars and introduces a new character along the way! The new character is on the Tatsunoko side and it's Yatterman No. 2! I'll be quite honest that I don't know much about Tatsunoko characters, but Seth mentions it none other than Yatterman No .1's crime fighting partner.

They also bring Justin Wong into the mix here, showing off some more high level combos from the new character as well. The clip starts around 9 minutes in.

 

Tuesday
Jan052010

Bizarre Fighting Game Finds #3 


 

This week (or month? Has it been a month? Really?) on "Bizarre Fighting Game Finds", we touch into the bizarre community aspects of fighting games along with the usual stuff that that makes you scratch your head. You can always email me your bizarre moments and I MIGHT think about posting them. :) 

 

Why are you sleeping on a table, Daigo?

Taken during EVO2K3 at Cal Poly, a few players notice Daigo sleeping on a table. Is Daigo hungover? Did he not sleep well the night before? Are you sad Daigo? Why a table? Some things we will never know. 

 

Korean Tekken players don't care about 2010

Taken during NYE of 2009, players at the "Green Arcade" don't exactly care too much about 2010. You can watch the clock turn and not much else because it really doesn't seem like anyone gives a damn about the new years. They get real serious about Tekken over in Korea!

 

Why are you hanging out with children, King?

  

Taken from King's ending movie in Tekken 2, it seems like the masked grappler has brought presents for all of the neighborhood children. I don't know about you, but if I was a parent I wouldn't let my children near this guy. Also, whats with copy and pasted real life children? Kinda strange to watch. 

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Tuesday
Jan052010

Famitsu Video of Frank's New Stage in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Here's a video showing off one of the new stages in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.  It is the Willamette Mall from Dead Rising, which is Frank's stage of course! It looks pretty nice and it transitions between night and day as the match continues.

Source: Famitsu

Tuesday
Jan052010

Capcom's Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Community Event Stream Archive

Here's the archive of Capcom's Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Community Event which took place at their San Mateo HQ.  Justin Wong was also in attendance to play some games.  If you're wondering what went down or want to see more of this awesome game in action, hit these archives.

Source: Capcom UStream

Tuesday
Jan052010

Pre-Order Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars at Amazon and get $10 off Another Game

Here's a great deal for you! If you pre-order Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars at Amazon, you will also get $10 another game!

  Also, the list price of the game on Amazon is $46.99, which is a few dollars cheaper than retail. Sure that doesn't include shipping, but if you're patient like me you can just use Super Saver Shipping, which costs nothing. It just takes a few days to get here.

Hit this link for Amazon's listing for the game!

Source: Capcom Unity

Tuesday
Jan052010

RPS Fighter 4 GET HYPE, BABY!

So we all know Ricky Ortiz bodies fools in anything Street Fighter up in Northern California.  After NCR2009 he clearly showed he was the most dominating player in California winning CvS2, 3s, and SF4.  But did you know he scrapes fools in Rock, Paper, Scissors??

Obviously Ricky's mind games and setups go beyond just fighting games - they have every day applications as well. Lets think about it this way - Super Street Fighter IV will be nothing but one big RPS Fight.  Every time Dictator throws out scissors Cody is just gunna throw out rock.  However, if we really theorize the fight I believe Dictator still wins the matchup on paper.  

 Please check out RPSFighter's channel for more RPS matches with SF4 celebrities such as Filipino Champ, Keno, Gootecks, and Daigo!

 

Monday
Jan042010

DJ-B13 NEW COMBO VIDEO TRAILER

DJ-B13 is at it again with an upcoming combo video featuring various characters from Street Fighter 4! The full release is slated for January 22nd so keep an eye out for it.

Source: UC1 via NeoGAF

Monday
Jan042010

CVG Previews Super Street Fighter 4: Juri too powerful, game feature complete, Confirmation of Selectable Ultras? More!

Too Powerful?

CVG posted a very interesting preview of Super Street Fighter 4. 

The article says the game is "feature complete", which means all of the game's features are in the game, leaving tweaking of characters and making changes to improve performance of various game aspects.

They also go on to state the final few hidden characters, Dudley, Makoto, Ibuki, and Arabic grappler Hakan (which to our current knowledge is only speculation and based on that rumor list that hit a while ago), are "are waiting to be played in the rating-ready build".  It's worded as though they know they will be in there, they just are not yet.

Also, they talk about selectable Ultras, which we here at IPW provided pretty solid evidence of the game having months ago (see below for our pics).

CVG: "Look to the Ultra meter and you'll see a 'I' or a 'II' - each representing a different Ultra. Like SFIII you'll pick between two combos before you enter the fight - Guile's Flash Explosion or Sonic Hurricane, for instance - and enter the fight with different tactics based around your choice."

They also state that Juri in her current form is overpowered and that Capcom knows it, and will be toning her down as part of the game's tweaking process. 

It was a far more interesting read than I thought would come from CVG.  The wording, as though they know what will be in the final game, is interesting. What do you think? Check it out and if you have an opinion, shout out in the comments.

Source: CVG

For those who don't remember, where are the two pics we put together showing the two different Ultra meters, one with Roman numeral I and the other with II, indicating selectable Ultras. One pic was a screenshot and the other is a screencapture of Juri in one of Capcom's preview videos. As you can see, Juri has 2 different Ultra meters. Click thumbs below for larger pic.

 

Monday
Jan042010

Jav1ts and other's TOP SECRET BALROG TRICKS 

Jav1ts and other contributors over at Shoryuken have put together an extremely impressive set of detailed tips for playing Balrog in Street Fighter 4.  The video above is meant to be a visual aid to the detailed explanations of the various tips, which are found in the Shoryuken thread here.  If you are a Rog player, it is definately worth your time to check this out.  Great job putting this together!

Source: Thanks to ShowTime for sending us the tip on this!

Monday
Jan042010

Happy 10th Anniversary, SRK!

Happy 10th Anniversary to Shoryuken (SRK).  That site has done so much for the fighting game community that it truly cannot be measured.  Here's looking forward to the next 10 years!

To commemorate the big event SRK went through a make-over.  I truly like that they have taken steps to address one of SRK's biggest problems this year: ridiculing a new guy who joined after Street Fighter 4.  I truly never thought that I'd see people calling someone an "09er" as a put-down because of their join date.

They've addressed all of that and have even added a new forum just for new people. There new players can ask any question no matter how basic.  They've also taken off the join dates so people can't tell how long someone has been a member and make fun of them just because they are new.  Great work, SRK!

Head to this thread if you want to read more about Shoryuken's past and plans. It's good stuff.

Monday
Jan042010

Madcatz Fight Stick Dual Mod Tutorial For All Levels of Modders 

Shoryuken has posted a series of tutorial videos made by Eternaldragon which explain the basic run down for dual modding a fight stick, so it can be used on either an XBox 360 or a PS3. It's made to help beginners understand how it is exactly done and why certain steps are taken.

Now, do not try any of this until you do plenty of research first! You could damage your equipment and/or void warranties. 

This is also not the only method from what I've heard (I'm not a joystick expert) so please check out all methods and then select the one that works best for you.

Source: Check out the series of vids here at Shoryuken

Monday
Jan042010

Quick Look: Known Upcoming Fighting Game Releases in 2010

It's now 2010 and we have a whole new year ahead.  Luckily, there are some new fighting games on the horizon this year to make things more interesting!

 

Release Date: 26 January

Tatsunoko vs Capcom was released in Japan many months ago.  There was a time when it was looking as though the game would never make it over here at all, due to the many licensing issues that would have to be resolved.  Luckily, Capcom rolled up its sleeves and got all the deals worked out and hit's coming out in late January!  Not only that, but Capcom has added new characters, new stages, an online mode, and more to the game! Check out our feature: Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Confirmed Features for the full rundown! System: Nintendo Wii

 

Release Date: 10 February (Europe)

This one is strange.  It released in North America mid last year.  It still has not hit Europe, and won't do so yet for another couple of months.  At first there was a statement about European BlazBlue fans being rewarded with the Euro release having new characters, but after this time it appears that the new characters being referred to are Unlimited versions of each character, which don't mean anything because they aren't tourney legal usually.  However, that doesn't diminish the quality of this game! Trust us, Europe, it's worth the wait! System: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

 

Release Date: Spring

So far this is the biggest fighting game release of the year! With between 8 and 10 new characters, new stages, rebalanced characters, new online modes, the return of bonus stages, and much, much more it is a Street Fighter fanboy's dream come true!  Check out our feature: Super Street Fighter 4 Confirmed Features for a rundown on this game's features! System: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

 

Release Date: Spring

A total of 40 characters taken from SNK's most popular franchises, including Metal Slug, King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, World Heroes, and more, collide in one fighting game! This one features 2-on-2 tag-team battles with the ability to switch team members during matches.  This is going to be released as a downloadable title on Playstation Network and Xbox Live. Hopefully SNK will actually put some good online code in this game.  System: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

 

Release Date: Summer

SNK Playmore is bringing King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match to the Playstation Network and Xbox Live this Summer! This game is *still* one of the top arcade fighting games in Japan.  It features a cast of 66 characters!  Once again, let's hope SNK Playmore can do some adequate online code.  System: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

 

Release Date: Unknown (in arcades now)

The follow-up to BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger will certainly hit consoles this year (well, maybe not in Europe. Sorry, it's not up to us!), it's just a matter of when.  The game features new stages, 2 new characters, a reworked game system, rebalanced characters, and beginner controls for those who want to let their kids play every now and again.  Check out our feature: BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Confirmed Features for more info.  System: Playstation 3 and Xbox 360

You can count on us to keep you informed about these and other games!

Saturday
Jan022010

My Favorite Match of 2K9: Arturo beats Daigo in Room 1676

The match that we've all been waiting for has finally been released on gootecks.com!

Arturo Sanchez (the best Dhalsim in the USA) takes on Daigo in Room 1676 for $100 and wins! Very exciting. You can only get the download link if you sign up for the mailing list. It comes in two versions, 720p and iPhone. 

Enjoy! I certainly did.

Friday
Jan012010

2010 Don't Cross the Streams

IPW will be bringing you a ton of event coverage in 2010!What's up all?  2010 is just around the corner and I just wanted to give ya'll a heads up on what the New Year will bring.  The IPW crew will be in full effect delivering live broadcasts of fighting game tournaments (primarily Street Fighter IV) almost weekly.  Not only that but some weeks will have multiple broadcasts!  These broadcasts will range from small events (such as Nor Cal sessions) to Major Tournaments (such as NCR2009).  Too keep up to date on our live broadcasts please check here regularly and also please register at Ustream and follow/subscribe to our channel!

 


This weekend we will be delivering live broadcasts on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!  Wow 3 Streams in one?
 

iPlayWinner USTREAM Channel
01/02/10 Pakside 2v2 Exhibition

  1. Keystone 2 (Friday 9PM PST) - Ranbat - IPW's very own Haunts will be broadcasting you with the Keystone 2 Weakly Scambats!  Keystone 2 is a home arcade located in Nor Cal where many of the best players of Nor Cal duke it out in a single elimination tournament.  Check this out on Friday!
  2. Pakside (Saturday)- 2V2 Tournament - I (thxyoutoo) will be live streaming the Pakside 2v2 exhibition tournament.  Pakside is another home arcade located in Nor Cal where the best players in the Sacramento Area come to play.  This week they are doing a 2v2 exhibition tournament to celebrate the new year!  Join us there Saturday!
  3. Shadowbrooke (Sunday 12PM PST) - Singles Tournament - On the final day of the weekend the IPW Crew will be getting together to broadcast the Shadowbrooke weekly tournament in Concord, CA.  Last week Filipino Champ (The West Coast Dhalsim) won, while Hydro (The US Blanka) won the week before.  Who will win Shadowbrooke 3?  Tune in Sunday to find out!

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Friday
Jan012010

Capcom Invites You to Preview Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

 

On Monday, January 4th (from 5-8PM), Capcom is inviting you to come down to the company's San Mateo HQ to play the final build of thier upcoming Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars almost a month before it hits shelves! 

They have all characters unlocked, lots of joysticks, pads, Wii-motes, drinks, pizza, and all the rest of what is needed to make a great party!

Not only that, but none other than Justin Wong will be a special guest for the event!  You may not know this, but not only is he a god at Marvel vs Capcom 2 and Street Fighter 4, but he was also the US representative at Japan's Super Battle Opera (SBO) for Tatsunoko vs Capcom.  He will be there to offer tips and to play some matches!

All ages are welcome. Drop Seth Killian a message if you can make it. As with the Super Street Fighter 4 Fight Club, you will need an invite to get in.  Capcom will try to get as many in as possible, so message Seth and wait to get a reply with an invite if you are able to get in.

Source: Capcom Unity

Friday
Jan012010

Arcadia Magazine Top 10 Arcade Games in Japan

Versus City has posted a nice summary of the contents of the latest Japanese Arcadia magazine.  He posted the magazine's top 10 list of most popular arcade games in Japan. Here they are:

Video Games
1. Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion
2. Mobile Suit Gundam: Gundam VS Gundam NEXT
3. Blazblue: Continuum Shift (NEW)
4. Guilty Gear XX Accent Core
5. Melty Blood: Actress Again (NEW)
6. King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (+4)
7. Virtua Fighter 5R
8. Senko no Ronde DUO (+1)
9. Street Fighter IV (-2)
10. Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike

Source: Versus City