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Wednesday
May122010

A Look Inside Arcades in Kuwait

Kuwaiti photo-blogger "Yousef" brings us this fascinating look into what he describes as a vibrant arcade scene flourishing in the Middle East. Personally, I found a lot of comfort in looking at pictures taken on the other side of the globe that look like they could have been taken at any of the arcades I play in. 

Wednesday
May122010

Juri Concept Art

Juri's design conceptualizations were drastically varied.Concept art used in the development of Juri for Super Street Fighter 4 has surfaced thanks to MarkMan from Mad Catz.  According to his twitter post, this was shown during a NHK Japanese prime-time news feature on Mad Catz team member Daigo Umehara. 

It is interesting to see how radically different some of her designs were from the final version.

Source: MarkMan's Twitter

Wednesday
May122010

Adon Tutorial by Alex "CaliPower" Valle

Street Fighter legend Alex "CaliPower" Valle gives us a basic rundown of Super Street Fighter 4's Adon.  These videos came from a recent Wednesday Night Fights, so it was recorded live.  Because it is live, give Alex a break on a few things but there's a lot of great information here for those who want a good overview of the character. 

Thanks to Shipwatt for the tip!

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Tuesday
May112010

MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 SCREENSHOTS FROM FAMITSU

  

A couple new photos from Japanese gaming mag Famitsu showed up today showcasing a handful of Marvel vs Capcom 3 screens. Although the screens on these pictures are kind of grainy, it's not hard to see that the graphics in Marvel vs Capcom 3 are a huge leap over Tatsunoko vs Capcom even if they share a somewhat similar style. The characters and backgrounds appear so detailed they may even give Super Street Fighter 4 a run for it's money in the graphics department.

If you missed our recap of the new characters and additions to Marvel vs Capcom 3, you can click here to check it out.

Source: Shoryuken

Tuesday
May112010

IPW / AIF ONLINE TOURNAMENT RESULTS

The iPlayWinner / AllisFighter.com RANBAT 1.1 wrapped up tonight with some awesome matches on both the PSN and XBL side.

Here are this weeks placers with point totals.

PSN RESULTS:

1.) Sai-Kun - Abel/Ryu/Bison (8pts) 


2.) MadMaxx - El Fuerte (6pts) 


3.) Yah-Yass - Dudley (3pts) 


4.) xXUltimaCloudXx - ??? (1pts)  

 

XBL RESULTS:

Brackets: http://img41.imageshack.us/i/ipwranbatfinal.gif/ 

1.) Envi - Balrog/Ryu (8pts)  


2.) Stoic - Rose (6pts) 


3.) Gutabo - E. Honda (3pts) 


4.) Weezmatic - ??? (1pst)  

Click below to see the replay of the Grand Finals for both systems!

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Tuesday
May112010

Basic Tips for Dealing with the Blanka Menace

With the release of Super Street Fighter 4, there are a lot of new players out there.  There are also many players who are trying out new characters.  This is Blanka's time to shine, as he is really his most effective when the opponent doesn't know how to deal with his tricks.  Of course, this makes him one of the most annoying matchups when you are fighting against him.

In this article you'll find tips for dealing with some of the more common situations you'll find yourself in during a Blanka matchup.

The tips are also pretty much universal as well and should work regardless of character.  The only things that will be character specific would be your ability to punish Blanka after you've dealt with his attack. 

These tips also work for both Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4.

This guide is meant for players who are of beginner to intermediate level of skill.

If you have anything that you feel should be added to this article or a correction needs to be made, (regarding the situations in this article, further articles are planned for other situations), feel free to hit the comments. If we incorporate it into the article we will add your name to the article as a contributor.

Avoid the match-opening whiffed Blanka Ball into Bite Trick: 

The match begins. Blanka immediately uses a Rolling Attack. You block on instinct. Instead of hitting, he lands right in front of you and bites you in the face. Sucker!

This is an old trick which still works on a lot of people.  When the match first begins, Blanka players will sometimes use a Light Punch Blanka Ball right as the action gets underway.  Assuming that the opponent doesn’t move, the Blanka Ball will whiff and Blanka will land right in front of you.  Before you can react, Blanka will then grab you and bite your face, which results in hurt pride, good damage, and a knockdown (which any good Blanka thrives on).  The reason it still works is that the first instinct of players not actively anticipating the trick is to block. Blocking holds you in place, which is exactly what Blanka wants. 

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Tuesday
May112010

VIDEO GAME HISTORY MONTH: STREET FIGHTER

The good folks over at gamespot have began making videos detailing the history of popular video game franchises through May, which they have dubbed as Video Game History Month. They kicked the mini-documentaries with a title we all know and (most) love: Street Fighter. Here is the video, featuring a simple run down of the history including dates and fan reception, a bit of insight into the market at the time, and a few interviews of fans.

 

 

 

 Source: Gamespot

Tuesday
May112010

Second Set of Super Street Fighter 4 Alternate Costumes Available Today

 

   

The second set of alternate costumes will be made available today.  The Super Shoryuken Pack includes costumes for Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Gouken, and Dan.  It costs 320 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live Marketplace for 360 owners and costs $3.99 on Playstation Network for PS3 owners.

The remaining costume pack release schedule is as follows:

May 25: Super Beauty Pack (Chun-Li, C.Viper, Sakura, Rose and Cammy)

June 8: Super Challengers Pack 2 (Juri, Ibuki, Cody, Adon and T.Hawk)

June 15: Super Brawlers Pack (Zangief, E.Honda, Rufus, Abel and El Fuerte)

June 22: Super Shadaloo Pack (Vega, Sagat, Balrog, Bison and Seth)

June 29: Super Classic Pack (Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen and Fei-Long)

July 27: Super Complete Pack (All 35 costumes in one package)

Click here to see screenshots of all alternate costumes for all characters.

Monday
May102010

Super Street Fighter 4 Guy Instant Kaiten Izuna Otoshi

This video shows how you can punish a lot of moves with Guy's Instant Kaiten Izuna Otoshi. This attack does a nice chunk of damage and it looks like if you get the technique down you can do it on reaction to a ton of moves. Thanks to ShipWatt for sending this in.

YouTube Description:

The instant air Kaiten Izuna Otoshi is very useful but you will need to learn the spacing as well as the right time to use it. Don't overuse it. Use it a few times to let your opponent know that they can be punished.

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Monday
May102010

Capcom Aims at 2 Million in Sales for Marvel vs Capcom 3

Capcom and Marvel hope to unite for big sales.

Capcom has revealed that it is aiming to sell 2 million or more copies of Marvel vs Capcom 3.  This was revealed at a recent financial presentation where the company outlined its sales projections, goals and strategies.

Included in the financial presentation documents was the following list of major title sales targets for Capcom's fiscal year 2010 (which ends March 31, 2011).

  • Monster Hunter Freedom 3 (PSP): 3.6 million
  • Dead Rising 2 (PS3/X360): 3.0 million
  • Lost Planet 2 (PS3/X360): 2.2 million
  • Marvel VS Capcom 3 (PS3/X360): 2.0 million

You can view the financial documents in english by hitting the source below.

Source: Capcom Investor Relations

 

Saturday
May082010

MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3: NEW CHARACTERS AND GAMEPLAY DETAILS 

 

 

In the new issue of GameInformer confirms not only new characters but also game play details for the next installment of CAPCOM's VS. series.

NEW CHARACTERS

  • DANTE from Devil May Cry
  • CAPTAIN AMERICA
  • FELICIA from Dark Stalkers
  • DEADPOOL

According to SRK, Dante will be of his DMC3 form, and uses his Devil Trigger in battle, along with juggling his opponents with dual pistols. He can attack with his guitar, Nevan as well.

Captain America has a shield projectile and cartwheel dash.

Felicia can summon a cat-girl partner in battle.

Apparently Deadpool can beat his opponent with their own life bar and his teleportation device will "spaz out" if you over use it. 

Chris Redfield can attack with an assortment of weapons from Resident Evil 5 such as Submachine Guns, Grenade Launcher and even the Satellite Laser. He cannot summon zombies and whatnot.

 

GAME PLAY DETAILS

 

  • Tatsunoko vs Capcom controls combined with classic Marvel vs Capcom 2 type game play in an effort to make the game accessible to a larger audience. 
  • 3 on 3 Tag Team combat with Alpha, Beta and Gamma assists and Hyper Combo cancels.
  • EXCHANGE Button allows for simplified launchers across the board for all characters. Also allows players to slam opponents down to the ground to extend combos but can be countered with the correct counter inputs similar to throw teching in Tekken. Press the EXCHANGE button in mid-air to tag in other team members. 

Source: SRK

Saturday
May082010

Street Fighter 4: Koryu is a go! 

Street Fighter 4: Koryu is a mod for the PC version of Street fighter 4. (Named after the famous Chinese Street Fighter 2 mod, which is equally as insane) If you haven't been following the modding scene, they have been finding some crazy stuff. Unlimited focus attack? Check. Shoryukens that spit out 8 fireballs? Check. Manic Balrog smile? Check.

The mod isn't out yet, but I couldn't be more excited for it. 

Friday
May072010

SF4TUBE.COM: MOBILE STREET FIGHTER 4 VIDEOS APP

Do you have a smart phone and want to check out Street Fighter videos on the go without having to deal with YouTube directly? You should check out SF4Tube.com, which is a mobile app that allows you to browse a well organized selection of street fighter videos right from your iPhone, Droid and most other YouTube capable devices! 

Here is a small excerpt from the site, and you can go there directly to learn more about other features SF4Tube offers:

SF4Tube allows you to browse a well-organized repository of Street Fighter IV videos. You can watch matches of your favorite characters and professional players, learn advanced techniques from in-depth tutorials, and view interviews and music videos all from the Street Fighter community.

 

Source: SF4Tube.com

Friday
May072010

Cool Story, Bro.

Actually, this is a cool story, Bro!  Everyone's favorite person, James Chen, tells a funny story about one of the first experiences Justin Wong had after moving to California.  I scoped this on the Arcade Infinity youtube channel today while trolling around the internetz.  

Welcome to California where we play tricks and make fun of you in public.

 

Thursday
May062010

iPW / AiF ONLINE RANBAT TOURNAMENT SIGN UPS

iPlayWinner and AllisFighter is bringing you our first online Ranbat (Ranking Battle) series and sign ups are now live! The first Ranbat tournament will be next Tuesday, May 11th at 6PM PST / 9PM EST. There is a 16 player cap per system so you better hurry if you want a spot in the first tournament! 

CLICK HERE FOR PSN SIGN UPS

CLICK HERE FOR XBL SIGN UPS

CLICK HERE FULL DETAILS ON THE TOURNAMENT

The way this works is each player in the top 4 will be awarded points. The Ranbat consists of 4 total tournaments, and at the end of the Ranbat season we will tally up the points and the top placer on each system will receive prizes from FocusAttack.com!

 

Here is the point breakdown for each of the placers:

1st Place - 8pts

2nd Place - 6pts

3rd Place - 3pts

4th Place - 1pts

 You can check out how this works by viewing our first tournament we ran this past Tuesday on the iPlayWinner USTREAM Channel.

Thursday
May062010

STREET FIGHTER: LEGACY SHORT FILM

The Street Fighter: Legacy short film is now live! 

Here are the details on this project:

Street Fighter-Legacy' a Streetlight Films production, co-directed by Joey Ansah and Owen Trevor, produced by Jacqueline Quella and stars Jon Foo as Ryu and Christian Howard as Ken.

'StreetFighter-Legacy' a liveaction short film fan project, based on the popular Capcom gaming franchise: Street Fighter. Officially endorsed by Capcom

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Thursday
May062010

PRE-SBO GUILTY GEAR ACCENT CORE TIER LIST

Here's the latest GGAC tier list from Arcadia.

S: Eddie, Testament
A: Millia
B: May, Potemkin, Jam, Slayer
C: Sol, Ky, Chipp, Faust, Baiken, Axl, Anji, Venom, Dizzy, I-No, Zappa, Robo Ky, ABA, Order Sol
D: Johnny, Bridget

Seeing as last year's SBO came down to a team of Testament/Millia/Venom vs Johnny/Bridget/Zappa, it will be interesting to see what happens this year. How this game constantly evolves and yet manages to remain as balanced as ever is one of the reasons I love it so much. Four more years!

Here's the first match from last year's finals, for reference.

Source: Dustloop

Wednesday
May052010

THE KING OF FAMICOM

This is quite possibly the best YouTube video I've seen in months. This is KOF, and no, not that KOF but truly a VS game to rule them all.

Source: #capcom

Wednesday
May052010

Eff It... Shoryuken!

You're on Xbox Live. You're at an arcade. You're playing at a friend's party. You get matched up with someone that doesn't know the first thing about the game. They pick Ken. They walk right up to you and shoryu you in the mouth. You shake your head and mutter, picking blond white boy out of your teeth. Match continues. You bait the shoryu and punish. He starts throwing out crouching roundhouse and jump back hadoken. You're walking into his “offense”. He gets confident. You make love to a wake-up Ultra. His. You lose. You eat an entire can of salt and vinegar Pringles.

 

Sound vaguely familiar?

 

Think about the reasons why you'd get upset losing to that Ken. There's a disease in your game. Those reasons are silent symptoms.

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Wednesday
May052010

Dj-B13 Super Street Fighter IV Various Character Combo Exhibition Video

DJ-B13 is at it again with one of the most impressive Super Street Fighter 4 combo videos I've seen yet. The Ibuki combos will make you say OMG.

Source: Capcom-Unity