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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

 

Wednesday
May052010

LEVEL|UP SERIES WEDNESDAY NIGHT FIGHTS RETURNS TONIGHT AT 8PM PST LIVE FROM DAVE & BUSTERS

Wednesday Night Fights returns tonight live form Dave & Busters! Tonight they will have a first to 10 between Shizza and Jayce the Ace along with an Adon Tutorial from Alex Valle. Ian Cofino put together an awesome trailer for the relaunch of this series which you can view below.

You can check the live stream here once it's up: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/leveluplive/v3

Also, don't forget, Level|Up will be streaming the Midwest Championships this weekend. Click here for more details.

Wednesday
May052010

MEGA-64 MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3 TRAILER

Mega 64 has been anticipating Marvel vs Capcom 3 since 2002, and they have the High School footage to prove it. 

Source: Capcom-Unity

Tuesday
May042010

IPW / AIF TOURNAMENT SERIES RESULTS & MATCH VIDEOS

The first iPlayWinner & AllisFighter tournament went great with a ton of great matches and fierce play from all the competitors.

Thanks for tuning into the stream and you can check out the recordings below. I do apologize that the audio may be slightly out of synch -- something happened on USTREAM's end and I'm trying to get it sorted out.

Thanks again to FocusAttack.com and BrokenTier.com for providing the prizes to the winners!

PSN RESULTS:

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1. SAI-KUN (Guy/Abel)

2. AznLink702 (Rose/Ryu)

3. Djvudoo (Sagat)

 

XBL RESULTS


1. Fightclubnearu/DigitalTyrany (M. Bison)

2. Theneck (Bison/Cody/Guile)

3. WestCoastNinja (Dudley)

Click Below for a video of the Grand Finals for the PSN and XBL Tourneys!

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Tuesday
May042010

"Smooth Hazama" Video

Hazama is one of the new characters in BlazBlue: Continuum Shift. Here is a pretty funny vid showing just how "smooth" he really is!  Gotta love YouTube!

Tuesday
May042010

Capcom's Seth Killian Featured on GamePro.Com Article

Seth Killian, Community Manager for CapcomGamePro.com has a pretty interesting article about community managers, and of course our friend Seth Killian was among the ones featured in the piece.  You've got to respect Capcom for having a community manager, someone who can talk directly to the fans.  The Capcom fighting game community is especially lucky, as Seth isn't just another PR head. He is a legend in the community as a player and organizer.  

This article may give you a better understanding of what Seth Killian's job as community manager really is.   

"The worst kind of day [for somebody like me] is where you may have talked about something you weren't supposed to talk about [and] somebody internally freaks out," he says. Rather than being concerned for his own job or fretting about dirty looks from the PR department, Killian is afraid of damaging his community. "My worry [is] that Capcom will be like, 'Alright, well, we tried this whole talking to fans thing, and it's trouble, so we're going to stop doing that.' Anytime I feel like I've done something that could jeopardize [the relationship between community and company], that's really an awful feeling. Because [this job] is bigger than you."

Source: GamePro.com

Tuesday
May042010

RushDownTV Dee Jay Tutorial Video

Here's a great video for people who have just picked up Dee Jay and want to get some ideas or tips.  RushDownTV's video shows tons of combos (normal and utilizing EX), Ultra setups, the Dee Jay "vortex", cross-up tactics, and more!

Source: RushDownTV Youtube Channel

Tuesday
May042010

BlazBlue Tournament Edition Sticks Coming from Mad Catz

 

MarkMan from Mad Catz has posted a few pics of some upcoming BlazBlue Tournament Edition sticks via Twitter. 

These are limited edition sticks and will be available in June only through the Aksys Store. 1,500 of each model will be made, so if you want one of these, be sure to pre-order it.

Left is Xbox 360 version and right is Playstation 3.

Source: MarkMan's Twitter

Tuesday
May042010

VERSUSCITY: JAPANESE ARCADE LEXICON

Oichi put together an awesome lexicon of terms that you will hear in Japanese arcades. He has the terms in both English and Japanese, and many of them also have short descriptions as well. Very interesting to say the least, here's an excerpt from VersusCity.

I’ve been working on this for a couple of months during my free time, and it’s gotten big enough that I feel justified in publishing it. Check the top bar for the Arcade Lexicon link, which contains a wealth of common terms used in Japanese arcade games and fighting games. The list contains the English meaning, plus the Japanese word both in kanji and in romaji. There are also notes to describe some of the more intricate terms. As always, if you have suggestions, I’ll be more than happy to field them!

You can also check out our Glossary here on iPlayWinner where you will find a ton of Fighting Game terms, even slang!

Source: VersusCity

Monday
May032010

IPW & AIF ONLINE TOURNAMENT WITH LIVE STREAM Tomorrow - 6PM PST / 9PM PST

The first tournament in the iPlayWinner Tournament Series is tomorrow at 6PM PST / 9PM EST! There will be a live stream of the matches as well, so be sure to check out our USTREAM channel around that time to catch all the action. Of course, AllisFighter.com is managing the tournament and will be sending players to the appropriate matches.

Click here for Tournament Rules & Details

If you are playing in the tournament:

PSN players please be in this chat room by 5:30PM PST at the latest so we can get competitors lined up to play each other. 

XBL players please be in this chat room by 5:30PM PST at the latest so we can get competitors lined up to play each other. 

Prizes will be awarded from FocusAttack.com and BrokenTier.com as well to each of the winners of each system. 

If you have a question about the tournament, please post up in the comments before 5PM PST tomorrow and we will do out best to answer them.

 

Monday
May032010

Option-Select.com Guide to Cody

Option-Select.com has put together a very informative guide for Cody in Super Street Fighter 4. If you are planning on getting into this character, or you are having trouble, give this a look and you may find some useful information.

Source: Option-Select.Com YouTube Channel

Friday
Apr302010

iPLAYWINNER SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 GUIDE PREVIEW

    

As promised, we've put together a preview of what to expect in the following weeks from the iPlayWinner Super Street Fighter 4 Strategy Guide. Right now we are currently working on putting everything together for the new characters and revising our content of the old cast, but for now you can get a sneak peek of what we're working on with our Cody, Dudley and Makoto guide.

We will be unveiling new additions to the guide on a daily basis starting next week, and we have a huge contest lined up for our community in regards to Super Street Fighter 4 strategy. Registered Users of iPlayWinner we be able to work hand in hand with our team to make this a great resource for anyone looking for Super Street Fighter 4 strategy. We'll be announcing the new contest come next week so stay tuned!

Friday
Apr302010

Super Street Fighter 4 Tops 1 Million in First Shipment

According to Andriasang, Capcom has sent out word that its initial shipment of Super Street Fighter 4 has broken the 1 million barrier worldwide.  Capcom USA has not sent us any notice of this as of this writing.

Keep in mind that this is the number of games shipped to retailers, not number of units actually sold to customers.  However, this is certainly good news as it shows the level of retailer confidence in the game and having a ton of games out there in stores is never a bad thing for a major release like this.

Source: Andriasang

Update: Here is the press release:

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Friday
Apr302010

Super Street Fighter 4 Billboard

I'm glad this isn't on my highway! It would torture me every day knowing I could be playing instead of heading to work!You don't see a Street Fighter billboard every day.  Unless, however, you commute on the 80E expressway in San Francisco! 

Gosei has taken some pics of a Super Street Fighter 4 billboard, which were then submitted to Capcom Unity.

It's interesting, as I'm not used to seeing this kind of advertizing method used for a videogame.

Source: Capcom Unity

Thursday
Apr292010

1UP.COM MYCHEATS SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 GUIDE

If you're looking for Super Street Fighter 4 strategy, I am working on a Super Street Fighter 4 Guide for 1UP.com. We currently have strategies for all the new characters posted, and come next week we will be revising the original console cast as well. Included in the guide is videos for the Challenge Mode Trials for all the new characters, so check those out too if you're wondering about the timing on certain combos. 

Of course with any fighting game, strategies will evolve over time and we will continue to update as new strategies appear, but this should be a great starting point for those of you looking to pick up any of the new characters.

1UP.COM MYCHEATS SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 GUIDE

We'll also be previewing the iPlayWinner Super Street Fighter 4 Guide tomorrow, so stay tuned!

 

Thursday
Apr292010

GameTrailers' Top 10 Characters to Include in Marvel vs Capcom 3

There are a lot of great ideas in this video by GameTrailers. Actually, I'd love to see all of them happen.  What do you think of these ideas?

"Yeah, the Punisher, bitches!"

Source: GameTrailers

Thursday
Apr292010

Capcom's Seth Killian Talks Marvel vs Capcom 3

Capcom's Seth Killian is a busy guy.  Now that Super Street Fighter 4 is in the wild, he's doing his rounds for the recently announced Marvel vs Capccom 3.  He was recently on a podcast for Destructoid where he dropped some interesting pieces of information.  He also answered a question pertaining to the game on the Capcom Unity Forums.

I bet Seth is getting tired of responding to the roster size issue already.  Marvel vs Capcom 2 had 56 characters, while the new game was announced to have "around 30".  That number is not final..

"Right now, there are about 30 characters (in Marvel Vs Capcom 3). I get upset because I keep hearing people say 'Oh, so there's 30 characters in the game?' Well, yes, but they're also going to keep adding characters until we're done with the game... There are 30 characters right now. They're not all done. They're at various stages. Some are pretty far along, some have a long way to go."

When talking about the fighting engine for the game, he hints that while there will be an addition or two to the fighting engine, it will not deviate too much from Marvel vs Capcom 2.

"We'll be getting into one of the key things that makes Marvel (Vs Capcom) 3 totally different, or you know, a unique experience from Marvel (Vs Capcom) 2... I shouldn't say that it's (Marvel Vs Capcom 3) is totally different. Fans of Marvel (Vs Capcom) 2 are not going to be alienated by (Marvel Vs Capcom) 3."

Finally, on the Capcom Unity Forums, someone asked the following question:

I've read that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is going to have elements from Street Fighter 4, but the 3 vs 3 style is back... Also read that its going to be completely different from MvC2 as well as different from Tatsunoko vs Capcom?

So of the three, which game would Marvel vs. Capcom 3 resemble most in terms of gameplay?

He responded:

"There's a lot of stuff flying around, but in terms of SFIV, the biggest similarity is simply in terms of using 3D models with a 2D fighting style."

"3v3 is back, and as far as "completely different" from MvC2 I would say that is simply not correct. It ain't. In terms of gameplay, between SFIV, TvC, and MvC2, MvC3 will by far most resemble MvC2."

Sources: Destructiod, Capcom Unity Forum

Thursday
Apr292010

Sonic Hurricane Super Street Fighter 4 Combo Video marathon Starts Today

Sonic Hurricane will be going on a marathon making combo videos for a few weeks.  This is the first one. If you would like to see them all, visit Sonic Hurricane daily to catch them.  We will post any videos which are of special interest here. OK, we'll probably put them all up because Maj makes magic happen.

From Maj of Sonic Hurricane:

Starting yesterday, i’ll be making a brand new SSF4 combo video every day for two weeks. This plan is designed to accomplish three goals, which i’ll now list in bullet-point form:
    • entertain you fine people of the fighting game community
    • ruin my sleep schedule and possibly my sanity
    • persuade my PS3 to spontaneously combust

Source: Sonic Hurricane

Thursday
Apr292010

New King of Fighters XIII Character: Hwa Jai

The arcade location test for King of Fighters XIII continues.  This video confirms another new character, Hwa Jai.  Game is looking good so far.