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Sunday
Jan312010

WANT VF5R ON CONSOLE? LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD!

The position of the international VF community is one of uncertainty. Sega's neglect of it's worldwide fanbase has let the game's community lose prominence in the fighting game community at large and as a result, the game has faded from a once-prominent force in the international fighting game community to an obscurity.

If you are a fan of VF (or a fan of fighting games, really), it is in your best interest to let Sega know that we want to play VF5R.

How do you do this?

From the front page of VFDC:

A well known and respected VFer in Japan, Kamaage, was invited to meet with SEGA on the 28th January 2010. Leading up to this meeting, Kamaage approached VFDC with an opportunity to express our desire to have Virtua Fighter 5R ported to console directly to SEGA. He suggested we put together a document that explained a little about VFDC along with personalised messages from players in the community. If the document could reach 100 or so pages, then surely SEGA would be impressed, or so Kamaage thought!

After his meeting, Kamaage informed us that while the document was impressive, it simply wasn't enough. Kamaage now has another opportunity to pass our document to SEGA, but it must have more impact, at least 5x more!

The new target is 500 pages!



How You Can Help!
Simply post a reply leaving a message expressing your desire to play VF5R on console. Feel free to share your VF playing history, why you like the game, etc. To lend weight to your message, please leave your real name, and your location along with your post.

Saturday
Jan302010

Nor Cal Strong Style 4 @ Sunnyvale, CA

Yo!  What's up all?  This weekend we have a special stream for everyone.  Saturday and Sunday we will be broadcasting Strong Style 4 from Sunnyvale, CA.  This event is a Tekken centered Major.

This weekend you will be seeing a lot of top Tekken names such as:

  • Bronson Tran (Tekken 4 and 5 National Champion)
  • Mr. Naps (SVGL CHAMP)
  • Fab (NCR 2009 - 1st)
  • RIP (NCR 2009 - 2nd)
  • Aris (NCR 2009 - Top 8)
  • MYK (Comicon 2009)
  • Chetchetty (Tekken 6 Nationals Champion)
  • Suiken (EVO 2009)
  • Crow (EVO 2005 Champ)

SPECIAL GUEST[s]: RAIN, TONGBAL LOVE from Korea!  TEKKEN CRASHHHHH!

 

Live Broadcasting by Ustream

Friday
Jan292010

IPW Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Guide Updates

Hey guys, it's been another busy week here at IPW.  Myself, frustratedsquirrel, and Haunts are working hard to add information to our brand-new guide for Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Our goal with this guide, as with our future guides, is for it to be useful both to new or casual players as well as for intermediate or advanced fans.  We will be using notations for move inputs and especially for combos which are easy to read and to understand.  We are also, over time, adding short videos which show some of the combos in action.  We hope that being able to both read the combo notation and to see the combo in action in the video will help casual players.

The guide is a work in progress. We are still working hard to put in combos and combo vids for all characters.  We have the bare-bones basics on the unlockable characters up but are working on detailed descriptions and tips for all of those moves.  We've also got some other surprises in the works. We will give you an update each Friday to give you a rundown of what has been changed or added. Here's a list for this week:

If you have any comments or suggestions for this guide or just want to talk TvC, hit the brand new (I just created it) thread on our IPW Forums! So let us know what you think and what you want to see from this guide or submit your own info and combos!

IPW Forums Tatsunoko vs Capcom Official Thread

Friday
Jan292010

GamesRadar's Meet the Cast of Tatsunoko vs Capcom

You can be forgiven for not being familiar with some of the fighters featured in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars.

The Tatsunoko characters in particular are not as widely known in the west as they are in Japan.  However, even the origins of some of the Capcom characters may not be familiar to you.

To remedy this, GamesRadar has put together an exceptional rundown of every single character in the game.  It gives some of their background as well as screenshots or movies.

For me, not being as familiar with some of Tatsunoko's works, seeing the videos of the characters in their animes was very interesting.  Personally, it also adds to the game's experience to have an idea of where they came from.

Hit the source below and check it out!

Source: GamesRadar

Friday
Jan292010

Mad Catz Promo 20-30% off Sale plus Free TE Stick Keychain

     

There will be a special Mad Catz Store ( http://store.gameshark.com ) promotion going on this weekend!

You know you want it!MarkMan from Mad Catz will also be live in Northern California at this week's NorCal Strong Style 4 Tournament plugging this website promo and showing off some of our new Super Street Fighter IV and Tatsunoko VS. Capcom products! Stay tuned to http://iplaywinner.com for more details & watch the live stream on Saturday!

We will be doing 20% OFF all Tournament Edition sticks (Excluding Marvel VS Capcom 2 TE FightSticks) & 30% OFF all standard FightSticks & FightPads!

Check out the source below for the discount that is available on specific sticks and pads.

Also worth noting is that as an added bonus, all orders using the promo codes provided (in the source below) will recieve the sweet TE stick keychain, which also has a fold-away hex wrench, free of charge while supplies last!

Source: MarkMan's Sale Promo Post on SRK

Friday
Jan292010

OneHandedTerror's Battle Report - Chun Li vs Balrog

Dogface sent me a really incredible tutorial for all you Chun Li players out there by OneHandedTerror. This breaks down the Balrog Match up in great depth, and truthfully this is a match up I see a lot of Chun Li's have a hard time with. If you are on of those, do not miss this tutorial!

Thursday
Jan282010

Some of the Characters that did not make it into Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

 

If you pre-ordered Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars in Japan, you also got a small flyer called TvC: Secret File.  A scan of it can be seen above.  Within you can see several pieces of content which did not make it into the final game.

  • Phoenix Wright
  • Ingrid
  • Ghouls and Ghosts stage
  • Komugi
  • Rollerblade Hero Muteking

If the game sells well enough, however, it may be possible to see some of these return as DLC. 

According to Jonathan Holmes of Destructoid:

"In a recent interview with Ryota Niitsuma, the producer of Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, I learned that Phoenix Wright (Ace Attorney) and Ingrid (Capcom Fighting Evolution) still may weasel their way into Tatsunoko Vs Capcom. According to Niitsuma-san, it will be in part up to Nintendo if these character are made available via DLC."

Source: NeoGAF for the scan (I'm sure it's just being passed around), Destructoid

Thursday
Jan282010

Tougeki 2010 / Super Battle Opera 8 line-up released.

A scan appeared  from the next due issue of Arcadia magazine showing the game line-up for Tougeki.

That list in full:

[Category A]

● (3on3) Street Fighter Ⅳ [Capcom]
● (3on3) Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion [Bandai Namco Games]
● (2on2) BlaBlue Continuum Shift [Arc System Works]
● (2on2) Arcana Heart 3 [Examu]
● (1on1) The King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match [SNK Playmore]
● (3on3) Virtua Fighter 5 R Ver.C [SEGA]

[Category B]

● (3on3) Guilty Gear XX ΛCore [Arc System Works]
● (3on3) Street Fighter Ⅲ 3rd Strike 'Fight for the Future' [Capcom]
● (1on1) Sengoku Basara X [Capcom]
● (3on3) Super Street Fighter Ⅱ X Grand Master Challenge [Capcom]

There is already some surprise expressed about the inclusion of Sengoku Basara X over either Tatsunoko vs Capcom or even Melty Blood? Whereas Street FIghter III: 3rd Strike continues to be present and has been since SBO began in 2003, the only title to do so.

Thursday
Jan282010

Gametrailers Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Review: 9 out of 10

We are not going to give you an update on every single review for this game, although the reviews have been great thus far!  We will post this one though.  Gametrailers has a knack for putting together video reviews which, in a short period of time, give you an excellent summary of the game as well as pointing out its strengths and weaknesses.

If you are on the fence about this game at this point, watch this review.

Source: Gametrailers

Wednesday
Jan272010

IS THERE SUCH A THING AS TOO MUCH HYPE?

Thanks to Maximillian for the heads up on this -- hella funny!

Wednesday
Jan272010

EVOLUTION 2010 TOURNAMENT GAMES ANNOUNCED

Shoryuken.com held a live podcast tonight detailing all the new games and events that will be at EVO2K10! Some of the choices are pretty obvious but others will surprise you.

Super Street Fighter 4

The one game that pretty much everyone knew would show up at Evolution. With the game coming out in April, players will have about 3 months to practice up before the massive tournament.

This of course will be the largest game of EVO with 2000+ entrants expected to show up, so we will be sure to see plenty of hype matches and a ton of upsets.

Tekken 6

Another no-brainer for EVO, this is one of the biggest games right now with a dedicated fan base. This is also the first year that the console version is not behind the arcade version so this should be one of the best tournaments of the event.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo: HD Remix

Another game with a very dedicated fan base returns to EVO. Last year the semi-finals for HD Remix were very exciting so I know this will make not only the players but many of the spectators very happy.

Femme Fatale Tournament

A first for EVO, as far as I know, a females only Street Fighter 4 tournament! We are seeing more and more of these tournaments pop up these days with the influx of female players, but I am still surprised they made this a full fledged event for EVO. Will we see any Japanese female players come over such as Choco Blanka? 

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

A choice that personally makes me scratch my head, BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger, and not the new Continuum Shift. Now we know Continuum Shift is not out yet and Mr. Wizard mentioned that the new game will not be out before EVO so there isn't much they can do in regard to having the new version available to play. That said, many Calamity Trigger plays have dropped the game completely at this point so I expect to see this game get very low numbers.

Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All Stars

CAPCOMS newest fighter makes the cut this year and I am glad to see that is the case. This game is a lot of fun and will open up the possibility of bringing in a whole new demographic of players to EVO. With the game just released yesterday, everyone has plenty of time to step up their game and become a land mine in the EVO pools for this game.

Players Choice Game

Now this is something else I didn't expect - a Players Choice poll where the players will decide the last game at EVO! It's been years since they ran seven games at EVO, so this is a great opportunity for fans of games such as Street Fighter 3, Marvel and even Capcom vs SNK 2 to speak up and let the EVO staff that their game is not dead!

 

Wednesday
Jan272010

"Capcom Fighting Games are in a Renaissance for Our Company", says TvC producer Ryoto Niitsuma

Ryoto Niitsuma, producer for Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, recently had an interview with Modern Gamer.  For fans of Capcom's fighting games like myself, he makes a comment which makes me smile.

Niitsuma-san: "For us at Capcom fighting games are in a renaissance for our company. So we want to keep making fighting action games so we’ll see how the sales do on this game and if they're well than we’ll make sure to get another game out without too much time passing."

Source: Modern Gamer

Wednesday
Jan272010

Bump: Super Street Fighter 4 Boxart (European Boxart Added)

Now that the release dates have been revealed, the boxarts have been revealed. Keep in mind that these can be placeholders at this early stage. What do you think of the boxart?  Boxart on left is Japanese, two in middle are North America and one on far right is European version

    

Wednesday
Jan272010

English Version of New Super Street Fighter 4 Trailer

Here's the English version of the new Super Street Fighter 4 trailer first shown a few days ago.

Source: The Fighters Generation Youtube Channel

Wednesday
Jan272010

Street Fighter Podcast #33: Q&A With Justin "Marvelous" Wong

Justin Wong has been doing Q&A on his web site for the past several months.  This time, Justin takes his Q&A audio with Street Fighter Podcast #33.  In this podcast Gootecks reads the questions and Justin answers them.

You can get the podcast via Gootecks' website in the source link below.

Source: Gootecks.com

Wednesday
Jan272010

Destructiod interviews Capcom's Seth Killian about Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

This is a very interesting interview!  In particular, listen to the way that Capcom is handling people with high disconnect rates in online matches! haha! It is a good idea.

Source: Destructoid

Tuesday
Jan262010

IPLAYWINNER TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM OFFICIAL GUIDES NOW LIVE!

Hey guys, hope everyone had a good weekend and I'm sure many of you were waiting on your copy of Tatsunoko vs Capcom to arrive (and maybe a stick too!) For those of you who picked up your copy today, we have something I'm sure you'll really enjoy.

The team here spent a lot of time putting together our new Tatsunoko vs Capcom guides and we are proud to now make them publicly available! In these guides we have the run down on each characters special moves and general strategies to get you started with this new fast paced fighter.

TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM: ULTIMATE ALL STARS STRATEGY GUIDE

Keep in mind this is just the start too -- in the following month you can expect us to continue to update these guides with new combos and strategies. So, if you see a character who you would like to see more combos or strategies for, post up the comments and let us know! 

Big thanks to Frustrated Squirrel and FuriousRGD for all their hard work on these guides. Without these two these guides would have never been possible!

         

Tuesday
Jan262010

MADCATZ TE FIGHTSTICK KEYCHAIN WINNERS!

Thanks to TotoroSlyaer for the pic!Over the weekend MarkMan hooked us up with some MadCatz key chains to give away on our UCD Team Tournament stream and we are now announcing the winners! For those of you who don't know, it was a twitter contest where the contestants tweeted why they <3 iPlayWinner and the top 3 most creative entries win!

I looked them all over and got a couple second opinions and these are the three that were chosen:

 

 

@BridgetZeva 
I heart @iplaywinner because I just want to win that keychain to unscrew the lock to Ricky Ortiz's ♥ :3

I think it only works on MadCatz sticks but if it helps you get closer to NorCals bestest Street Fighter player then more power to you!

@Phyziks
I heart @iplaywinner because they helped me grow into the stream monster I am today. And Andry's commentary has convinced me to be sober.

We here at iPlayWinner hope you soon graduate to a potmonster to help pay top players bills and congratulations on dropping the booze becuase as I always say "Ya booze, ya lose!"

@xnj
I heart @iplaywinner because without their weekly tournaments, I probably be selling coke 3am in the morning. 

iPlayWinner.com: Keeping coke dealers off the streets since 2008... that's a good thing right?

Congratulations to the winners and stay tuned this week for more contests!

Tuesday
Jan262010

Mario's Pipeline: What is Tatsunoko?

There are probably many people out there who do not know where many of these Tatsunoko characters featured in Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars came from.  I am one of them.  Capcom Unity has found a great vid by Mario's Pipeline which shows briefly where all of the Tatsunoko characters originated from, including footage. If you want to brush up on your Tatsunoko in just a few minutes, here's the best way to do it!

Source: Capcom Unity

Tuesday
Jan262010

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 BLOG UPDATE: RELEASE DATE, COLLECTORS EDITION & NEW TRAILERS

The Super Street Fighter 4 official Japanese website and NAKKY Blog was updated today, revealing the release date of the game (April 27th for North America and the 28th for Japan), a couple new trailers and also a quick look at the collectors edition. 

 

 

Collectors Edition Details

Price: ~$60

Includes:
- Super Street Fighter 4

- Soundtrack

- Original DVD with animated trailers from 2008 to 2010

- Art Booklet

 

Some new pictures from the NAKKY Blog -- still waiting for the full translation. Thanks to Oichi from VersusCity.net for the initial quick translation on the collectors edition.