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Friday
Feb192010

IPlaywinner Interview with Keits

Keits is a man of many talents. He's an incredible Tatsunoko vs Capcom player and is one of the game's most visible ambassadors for the game.  He does a tremendous amount for the community as well, sharing information and moderating in the forums, and also hosting his own podcast on SRK called "Wake Up SRK".  He puts together great tutorial videos like his Tatsunoko vs Capcom Primer video. He has also done a lot for building fighting game scenes in his local area. This year he's running the Midwest Championships. Oh, and he also can get you a tie with your favorite fighting game character.  He does interviews as well!

Thank you so much, Keits for the interview.  You're one of those guys who just seems to be everywhere, so we appreciate your taking the time to do this. Let's start.

Tell us a bit about your fighting game experience. When did you start playing fighting games and what fighting game got you into the genre?

I started playing when I first saw the SF2 World Warriors machine at my local roller-rink. I fell in love instantly and hated losing to random kids from my school who, at that time, made fun of me for playing video games. I played whenever I saw it at any arcade, and eventually got the 6 button controllers and championship edition for my Genesis. It wasn't long before no one I knew could beat me even one in fifty games. And then everyone I knew quit playing.

I continued running UFGT until my life lead me out of Ohio and to Wisconsin, where I promptly found that no one played anything (in Green Bay / Appleton at least) and retired for about 4 years. An old friend contacted me in 2007 and wanted to meet up with me at Midwest Championships/Evo North. I showed up, but my friend didn't. Somehow, in a house full of OGs, I managed to luck my way to 7th in arcade Super Turbo and won a qualifying spot in Evolution 2007. Seth Killian pulled me aside and said "Now you have to come to Vegas." I've been traveling to as many events as I can afford to since, just meeting great people and playing great games.

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Friday
Feb192010

Capcom's Seth Killian Recalls Seeing Tatsunoko vs Capcom In Development in Latest TvC Blog

 

Capcom's Seth Killian has been the public face of Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars pretty much since the game was announced.  In a Tatsunoko vs Capcom Blog entry, Seth recalls when he first saw the game early on in its development and his thoughts at the time. 

Here's a slice:

I was visiting Japan for some work on Street Fighter IV, and found myself with a few extra hours in Osaka. My friend took me to a room in Capcom's R&D department and handed me a strange joystick prototype with what looked like Nintendo Wii outputs. I said "uhhh, looks cool, but am I supposed to play Monster Hunter with this thing?" They just smiled and lead me over to a very early version of a new game. It didn't have any title screens, but even if it had, I would not have recognized the name "Tatsunoko" at the time.

It's a short blog entry but if you like behind the scenes stuff, it's an interesting read in my opinion. Hit the source link below for the full post.

Source: Capcom Unity

Friday
Feb192010

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Announced at AOU Show in Tokyo

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown has been announced at the AOU Show in Tokyo.  Above is the first trailer. It does not show any gameplay but does show new costumes and suggests new animations as well.  The subtitle also suggests that this could be the final upgrade to the Virtua Fighter 5 series.  Hope they get this version to consoles!

Thanks to Oichi from VersusCity for pointing this out!

Thursday
Feb182010

Dudley, Ibuki, & Makoto's Ultra vids from Japanese Official Site

Here are all Ultras for Dudley, Ibuki, & Makoto from the Japanese Official Site.

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Thursday
Feb182010

New Super Street Fighter 4 Screenshots and Artwork of Dudley, Makoto, & Ibuki from Updated Japanese Official Site

The Japanese official Super Street Fighter 4 site has been updated with profiles for the three newest characters.  We've got the screenshots and artwork from this website and now you can enjoy them here.  We have added them to the IPW Super Street Fighter 4 Screenshots and Artwork sections respectively.

      

   

     

   

    

    

      

 Source: Japanese Official Super Street Fighter 4 Site

Thursday
Feb182010

Marvel vs Capcom 2 On Sale on PSN: 50% OFF. More soon!

   

This week, starting today, the Playstation 3 version of Marvel vs Capcom 2 will be on sale on PSN!  For that period of time, it will cost just $7.49! That's an amazing 50% off!  If you haven't purchased this game yet and have any intention of doing so, you can't possibly do so at a better time than this week!

More games are coming up for sale too. Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix will also go on sale for 50% off ($7.49) on February 25th!!

Also, kinda fighting game related, Super Puzzle Fighter HD will also be going on sale for 50% off on March 4! So if you want some Street Fighter puzzle action, make sure to set a reminder to pick this little gem up!

Source: Capcom Unity

Thursday
Feb182010

Melty Blood Acress Again Gets Arcade Update This Spring

   

Melty Blood created quite a stir recently when it was added to the Evo 2010 lineup as the Player's Choice game!  It is ultra popular in Japanese arcades, where it places top 5 every week in Arcadia Magazine rankings.

Now the game is set to get an update in the arcades this Spring. Called Melty Blood Acress Again Current Code, it will have new characters, improved balance, full voice for the scenario sequences, and additional artwork. It will also make the jump from the NAOMI arcade board (an arcade Sega Dreamcast) to the Sega Ringwide board, which is a new low-cost Sega arcade board.

If Melty Blood Actress Again creates a big enough stir and enough demand after its showing at Evo, perhaps a home version of some sort would be consiered by some publisher out there. We shall see.

Source: Andriasang

Thursday
Feb182010

New Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 Blog Translation: Ibuki, Makoto & Dudley Plus SF4 iPHONE

It's been a heck of a last few days, but the hype just keeps rolling in! Azrael has once again translated the latest Japanese Official Super Street Fighter 4 Blog post.  This one deals with the newly revealed characters as well as the iPhone version of Street Fighter 4. Enjoy! Thanks again, Azrael!

Blog Post:

Hello everyone! Today, I have three huge announcements for you all - new characters, iPhone/iPod Touch SFIV, and details about the National Tournament!

I think many of you may already know about this from this week's Weekly Famitsu, but we have characters from the SF3 Series joining the fight!<

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Thursday
Feb182010

Super Street Fighter 4 Achievement and Trophy Conditions

There is a Japanese site which has posted a full list of the Xbox 360 achievements (and PS3 trophies we can assume, as they were identical in Street Fighter 4) that will be in the game. Azrael has not translated the actual names or text descriptions of the achievements/trophies yet, but he has translated the conditions for unlocking them. 

Here's the full list:

50 Achievements/Trophies

1,000 Total Points:

0 - Get All Achievements

10- Get All Character Colors

10- Get All Character Taunts

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Wednesday
Feb172010

GAMESPOT: NEW DUDLEY VS SAGAT GAMEPLAY

Another video courtesy of GAMESPOT, with Dudley giving Sagat the ole' Rolling Thunder (DEMPSEY ROLL!) business!

Source: GAMESPOT via QCFPUNCH

Wednesday
Feb172010

GAMESPOT: NEW MAKOTO & IBUKI GAMEPLAY, Q&A WITH SETH KILLIAN

Gamespot just released a new video featuring Ibuki and Makoto gameplay, along with a Q&A session with Seth Killian.

An excerpt of the Q&A session with S-Kill -- read the full interview here.

GS: What can you tell fans of the new characters about how they're going to handle? Will they "feel" like their 2D counterparts like the characters did in SFIV or will there be some tweaks?

SK: There are, of course, a lot of tweaks, but I think any fans of these characters in their SFIII incarnations will pick them up very easily in Super SFIV. Everything you loved about them from SFIII is still there, as well as a bunch of new tricks. They're actually among the most highly developed characters in the entire game; they have really large and flexible move sets to draw from

Wednesday
Feb172010

NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 TRAILER

GAMESPOT posted up the new Super Street Fighter 4 trailer! This trailer not only features all the new Third Strike characters, but some amazing remixed versions of their stage tracks! If this trailer doesn't get you hype then nothing will!

Oh, and one more thing -- "Looks like it's time to OIL UP!

Source: GAMESPOT

Wednesday
Feb172010

NEW SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 SCREENSHOTS

A handful of new screenshots surfaced today courtesy of @dammit_rab on twitter! As you can see they feature the new Street Fighter 3 characters, one in particular showcasing what appears to be Makoto in Tanden Renki mode!

   

   

   

Wednesday
Feb172010

Capcom Expresses Interest in Street Fighter 4 on Sony PSP

Street Fighter 4 on PSP? I'd buy! Image courtesy of Kotaku.

In the recent Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 Blog Post Q&A, Capcom's Natsuki Shiozawa had this response to Street Fighter 4 on PSP:

Q: SFIV on the PSP would be great.
A: I want that as well. Not just PSP, but I want to play SFIV on the go! A lot of people within Capcom feel the same! It would be nice if we had something like this...

I overlooked this when I first read that Q&A, because at the time I thought that the prospect of Street Fighter 4 being ported to any handheld was remote.  However, after the recent announcment of Street Fighter 4 for iPhone, I ask myself "why not Nintendo DS or PSP?". 

We will have to wait and see if anything develops, but now that Street Fighter 4 is coming to iPhone it would not be a surprise to see it arriving on other portables in the future.

Sources: Destructoid, Kotaku and others all ran this story

Tuesday
Feb162010

IBUKI MAKOTO & DUDLEY CONFIRMED FOR SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4

The newest scan of Famitsu surfaced today, confirming the rumored Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike characters, Ibuki, Dudley and Makoto in Super Street Fighter 4! In the scan you can clearly see many of Ibuki's move sets, such as her Kunais and Dragon kick. On the first page there is also a clear shot of Makoto performing what looks like her Standing Light Kick or possibly a segment of her Abare Tosanami? Don't forget to check out Dudley giving Zangief the Uppercut business in the lower left picture!

Thanks to Dridion, an avid iPlayWinner user, for the heads up on this scan!

Tuesday
Feb162010

ARCADE UFO TEAM TOURNAMENT TRAILER

There have been some parody videos of the Level Up Series trailers popping up here and there, but this tounge-in-cheek video for the Arcade UFO Team Tournament this weekend is the best in my opinion!  Thanks to Jonlo out there in TX for sending this over!

Check out ArcadeUFO for more details on this tournament.

Tuesday
Feb162010

Keno gives his personal impressions of Super Street Fighter 4 (Including hidden characters!)

Nerfed, but Seth Killian says Super SF4 Sagat is preferred over Super Turbo Sagat? Uh Oh!Get Your Tournament has a 10 minute Players Choice podcast interview with Keno, who got to play Super Street Fighter 4 last week at USC! He gives a ton of information on most of the characters, including how he feels about the currently unreleased characters!  Seriously, if you are just going crazy waiting for new Super Street Fighter 4 info, this 10 minute podcast is *packed* with info.  Later today I'll give a cliff-notes rundown of his main points, but for right now I want to give this podcast its due, so give it a listen and come here to discuss!

Listen to it, you won't be disappointed! Hit the source link to get the podcast.

Source: Get Your Tournament Players Choice Podcast with Keno

Tuesday
Feb162010

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Match Vids

It seems like a slow news day so far, so let's give BlazBlue: Continuum Shift some more spotlight. Here are some matches that have been uploaded over the last few weeks.  I am always amazed when I watch high level play in BlazBlue and Guilty Gear. Enjoy.

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Monday
Feb152010

New Ultra Official Vids for Adon, Cody, and Guy from Updated Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 Site

The Japanese Official Super Street Fighter 4 site has been updated with the new Ultra vids for Adon, Cody and Guy. Here you go!

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Monday
Feb152010

Translation of New Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 Blog Post

Viper's alternate costume is fantastic!Wow! Azrael is the man! He translated that epic beast from last week, and he turns around and translates the newest Japanese official Super Street Fighter 4 Blog post fast!  So, if you are a fan of these blog posts, you're in luck today!!

Big Note: They are reconsidering the shortcut for Shoryuken!!! Jump for joy, haters!

Blog Post:

Hello everyone. This is Tsukamoto.

This time around, I'll be answering questions I've received from Ms. Shiozawa. And also I'd like to answer some questions that have been asked on this developers blog as well! I may not be able to answer everything, but this is the general consensus that I've collected from the dev staff. Well then, let's get started.

Q: Who was the most difficult character to adjust in SSFIV?
A: It's tough to pick just one... The new characters all took a bit of work. But if I had to say, it would be Ryu or Sagat. These two are the basic characters of SFIV, so we had to be really careful in tweaking them.

 

Q: Were there any systems or characters you felt you wanted to put in the game?
A: Definitely the replay channel. We aimed for a system that wouldn't weigh down the server, and a replay function where you could watch matches continuously. I believe you can enjoy the replay channel not just as a game, but almost like watching TV. Also, the second ultra combo. With the new ultras, I believe this has given the old characters a new play style.

As for characters, there were a bunch we wanted to add, so it was difficult making the choice. But we wanted a completely new character, so that's how we arrived at Juri.

 

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