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Monday
Sep282009

SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 FIRST SCREENSHOTS

[ Thanks to DJ DANN for the revised logo. ]

The first screenshots of Super Street Fighter 4 showed up today on NeoGAF forums via gaming website JV247.com. With an official announcement coming any minute now from CAPCOM, expect to see more media popping up over the next couple days.

Both screenshots include the rumored T. Hawk and Juri, so we can assume the rest of the leaked roster is also going to show up in the game as well.  There seemes to be some minor modificaitons to the HUD but overall looks very similar to Street Fighter IV's HUD, so we will have to wait to get more concrete information on the new system changes. Also, note that both stages are from Street Fighter 4, so hopefully we will get information on any new stages included in the game as well.

Stay tuned to iPlayWinner.com for more updates!


Sunday
Sep272009

BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT FIRST VIDEO

This is the first video to show up from the recent location test for BlazBlue: Continuum Shift featuring Bang and the new character Tsubaki. It's really short but does show some of Tsubakis move set and play style.

Sunday
Sep272009

BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT SYSTEM & CHARACTER CHANGES

A location test was held for the next installment of BlazBlue at Hey Arcade in Akihabara so a lot of new info is showing up via the DustLoop forums and Versus City. Although there are certainly more changes to be found,  and none of this is guaranteed to show up in the final build, there are a lot of revisions showing up already.

Most of the top tier received some fine tuning such as V-13 being replaced by "Λ-11" (or Lambda) who has shortened range on attacks, Arakunes bugs toned down but larger, and Rachel not being able to combo from a frog anymore. The new character Tsubaki is also apparently very fast.


System Changes via VersusCity:

Barrier Burst now has 2 stocks.
If you Burst, you suffer no penalties.
If you lose a round, the next round you’ll be given one more Burst.
Libra guard meter carries over from round to round.
Astral Heats are in the game.

 

List of Character Changes via DustLoop:

Note: Some of the information posted here are not certain and can be WRONG

RAGNA
- New Move Berial Edge is not an overhead, can not combo from ground, slow
- Berial Edge does not get advantage frames on block
- Dead Spike breaks guard primer by 1
- Damage from overhead nerfed
- no change to jump cancellable moves
- JD is smaller during Blood Kain
- CS still doesn't go through projectiles
- C 2C are shorter but faster, less recovery time

Click to read more ...

Friday
Sep252009

Mega Man-Inspired Street Fighter 4 Sprites

Crazy week right guys? Super this.. Super that... Don't worry, the wait will be over soon enough.

Until then, check out these MegaMan Street Fighter 4 spites that were put together by ReyArt over at the Shoryuken.com forums. Below is a wallpaper of the whole cast, but you can check the forum post to get avatar sized MegaMan Street Fighter 4 characters.

Thanks to Tsenzen for the heads up on this one.

 

Thursday
Sep242009

SFIV BALROG: COMBO STANDING JAB INTO ULTRA!

Wow, this is so crazy and a huge buff for Balrog! 1 frame link into Ultra! Some say it may not be practical for tournament play but I am sure I will see someone pull this off more often than you can imagine.

Thanks to Morydee34 for the video.

Wednesday
Sep232009

FAMITSU: BLAZBLUE: CONTINUUM SHIFT ANNOUNCED

Looks like the new revision of BlazBlue has finally been unveiled thanks to Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu, and the first location test will be in a couple days at Hey Arcade in Akihabara, so keep an eye out for new images and videos soon.

The new stages look fantastic, and it appears there will be a few new characters and ton of system changes. There has been a lot of debate around what to change, so hopefully ARC System Works gets it right and balances everything out this time around.

Thanks to the BlazBlue forums on Dustloop, here is a run down of some (there is more to come, trust us) of the changes:

What is coming in the new version:
- At least 2 New Characters. Tsubaki is the only one confirmed so far.
- Stages have been redone.
- Many System changes.
- All existing characters receive new moves.
- New Beginners mode in the Arcade version, allows for easy specials and combos.

New Characters:
- Tsubaki is a multi-hit character, beginner friendly. Her drive is called 'Install' which allows her to power up her special moves.

New Stuff for Old Characters:
- Arakune: New ways to get curse. :I
- Carl: Has a new projectile with Nirvana.
- Rachel: Has a new Distortion Drive.
- Jin: Has a new Distortion Drive.
- Ragna: Has a new dive attack.

When is this shit coming out?
- Most likely coming to Arcades first and then PS3/360 later.
- NOBODY KNOWS IF IT WILL BE DLC OR A RETAIL RELEASE AND NOBODY KNOWS HOW MUCH IT WILL COST

- First Loketest is 9/26 & 9/27 @ Hey Arcade in Akihabara.

Wednesday
Sep232009

TGS2009 - TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM - FRANK WEST IMAGES & TRAILER

CAPCOM sent over some new shots and videos of Frank West from Dead Rising who is one of the new additions to the Tatsunoko VS Capcom roster. Also included is the TGS trailer for Tekkaman Blade, another new face in the team based fighter.

The game also has an official release date of January 26th 2010 in North America.

 

Wednesday
Sep232009

LIL SHOTO MUSIC VIDEOS

Alright, so I am a little disappointed I'm JUST now finding these since they were posted back in late July, but I was really happy to find these on YouTube while browsing around last night. This is something I always wanted to produce but never had the time to get around to it. These are music videos put together by "Cicada1337" that illustrate the strategies that Lil Shoto raps about in his songs such as Chun Li EX LEGS and Blanka BLOCK LOW, BLOCK HIGH. The production value on these are pretty high, all things considered so check them out.

Now the only question is when is Lil Shoto coming out of retirement to lay down more tracks? Lil Shoto is currently not available for comment, but hopefully he will see these and decide to spit more hot fire!

 

 

Tuesday
Sep222009

WEST COAST WARZONE VIDEOS NOW LIVE

Gootecks gave me the heads up today that the West Coast Warzone team posted up some high quality matches from the tournament that went down a couple weeks back. Right now it looks like it's mostly Street Fighter 4 videos, but keep checking back for more updates over the following weeks.

Monday
Sep212009

NAGOYA STREET BATTLE: UMEHARA CHALLENGE

Thanks to the kids over at the NeoGAF forums, I found these videos uploaded to LordAborigineSF4's YouTube channel where Daigo Umehara takes on the top players in Nagoya. I'm just posting a few of these videos, there are a ton more over there, so check them out when you have some time.

Thursday
Sep172009

TEKKEN CRASH - Anyong Friends vs. Judgment 

MYK from I AM TEKKEN inspired me to go check out some Tekken videos lately, and I found this one through the Lars forums on Tekken Zaibatsu. I had played (some) Steve in previous versions of Tekken, but I really like Lars' fighting style so I am thinking about picking him up when Tekken 6 drops.

Now, I don't know too much about the game but it's not hard to recognize clutch moments in any fighting game, and that's what the Lars player in the video below delivers. Check it out!

Tuesday
Sep152009

Denjin Podcast Episode 6 available at denjinarcade.com

I just posted up the latest episode of the Denjin Podcast that featured Haunts and Mr. Bean (DenjinArcade.com contributor) about the trip to Japan for SBO. Some of the major topics include...

  • Expectations of the American teams at SBO and how/if they changed while there
  • Specific players they played/saw/met
  • Other fun and interesting things in Japan non-related to games

Follow the link below to check it out!

Denjin Podcast Episode 6!

Monday
Sep142009

SHIOZAWA CUP: KANBARA (AK) vs CYGNUS (SA) & ITABASHI ZANGIEF (ZA) vs URYO (VI)

So most of you have probably heard about the Shiozawa Cup by now (5 vs 5 Street Fighter 4 tournament that took place the day before Super Battle Opera) , and possibly seen some of the videos that have been floating around, but these are a couple matches that caught my eye.

[ Check out LordAborigineSF4's YouTube Channel for more Shiozawa Cup Videos ]

The first one is a video of Kanbara who is a ~90k BP Akuma player who I actually had a chance to session with a bit at BIG BOX arcade while I was in Japan. He was one of the first Akumas I played while I was out there and he gave me a real good idea of what to expect going forward when playing Akumas in Japan --  lots of headaches! This particular match is pretty tense towards the end.

 

Next is a match between Itabashi Zangief and Uryo from the same tournament, and more or less demonstrates how one mistake vs a pro Zangief is lights out for even a world class C. Viper.

 

Saturday
Sep122009

NEWS ON STREET FIGHTER 4 SEQUEL NEXT WEEK?

According to Anoop Gantayat from AndriaSang.com who translated the latest post from Natsuki Shiozawa on the official Street Fighter 4 blog, it looks like we may hear more details on the next installment of Street Fighter 4 as early as next week.

One thing though, Shiozawa says she "forbids you from getting too excited.", which could be interpreted a number of different ways, but with Tokyo Game Show right around the corner we can only hope we will get some solid news and/or media regarding the new installment soon.

Saturday
Sep122009

STREET FIGHTER 4: IFC Yipes (KE) vs. LI Joe (SA) 

It's not often I see many Ken videos, and it's even less frequent that I see videos of Ken that are worth watching, but Yipes has one of the most entertaining Kens I've seen yet. This is a video I found on Frame-Advantage.com from an East Coast tournament called BattleField Arcadia 3 that went down a week or two back. Keep an eye out at about :50 seconds in -- glitchy!

Friday
Sep112009

VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 R : WOLF VS AKIRA

This is a great Virtua Fighter 5: R match I found via the Virtua Fighter Forums between Wolf and Akira. Sorry, not sure what the player names are, and I also apologize for those of who want this game even more after watching this video considering, well, we may never get to play it!

Friday
Sep112009

HEARTOFBATTLE.COM: FEMME FATALE FIGHT STICK GIVEAWAY

I recently found this site HeartofBattle.com that has a ton of East Coast Street Fighter 4 videos and coverage, and it looks like they are gearing up to give away a MadCatz Femme Fatale Tournament Edition FightStick. The rules are pretty simple, but you have to subscribe to their YouTube channel to be eligible. Check out the video below for full details and don't forget to add HeartOfBattle.com to your bookmarks.

Friday
Sep112009

BLAZBLUE: HAKUMEN COMBO VIDEO

I think I've been posting far too much Street Fighter related content over the past week, so I wanted to mix it up a bit today. I found this Hakumen combo video via the DustLoop forums, which i thought was a nice departure from all the Arakune and V-13 videos I see out there these days.

Thursday
Sep102009

HORI: Real Arcade PRO 3 SA (PS3) and Real Arcade PRO EX-SE (XBOX360)

  

Tired of modding that worn out wooden box you bought on SRK back in 2001 that somewhat resembles a joystick? Well, you're in luck -- both the HRAP3 SA (PS3) and HRAP EX SE (XBOX360) are both up for pre-order on Amazon.com and will be available on October 19th. If you're looking for a new stick, both these sticks are well worth the investment.

Both sticks are more or less special edition Real Arcade Pros with genuine Japanese arcade parts built into both. The Real Arcade Pro 3 SA for PS3 comes with full Sanwa parts while the Real Arcade Pro EX-SE for XBOX360 is full Seimitsu.

So, what's the difference between Sanwa and Seimitsu parts? At this point, most players have probably got their hands on a MadCatz Tournament Edition stick and the joystick in the TE is a Sanwa. A Seimitsu stick has a tighter throw than the Sanwa so if you find the TE sticks a bit too loose for your tastes you may want to check out the HRAP EX-SE for the 360.

Official specs via SDTEKKEN:

HORI Real Arcade PRO 3 SA

  • Sanwa JLF-TP-8Y-SK-W arcade stick
  • 8 Sanwa OBSF-30-W snap in buttons
  • Turbo button with three settings; Slow, Normal, Fast
  • Stick lever can be set as digital, left analog, or right analog
  • Quick disconnects on wiring for buttons
  • USB wired for PC and PS3 compatibility
  • PS/Home Button XMB(Cross Media Bar) navigation

HORI Real Arcade PRO EX-SE

  • Seimitsu LS32 arcade stick
  • Seimitsu PS14-G snap in buttons
  • Seimitsu PS14-D snap in buttons (Start & Back)
  • Xbox Live Communicator Port
  • Quick disconnects on wiring for buttons
  • USB wired for PC and Xbox 360 compatibility
  • Guide button for Xbox navigation

Wednesday
Sep092009

Street Fighter 4 Characters as Street Fighter 3 Sprites

Steamboy33 on the Shoryuken Forums whipped up some nice Street Fighter 4 sprites using the Street Fighter 3 art as a foundation. Don't expect a fully playable version of this or anything, but I hope we will see some animated versions of these in the future.

Now, this makes me wonder: would a 2D HD sprite based Street Fighter be as succesful as the 3D version of Street Fighter 4 we all know and love today?