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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?


Monday
Sep072009

WEST COAST WARZONE: Yeb (Gen) vs Floe (Sagat) 

You Sagat haters will love this one. This is just one match featuring Yeb, who had some of the most exciting matches through out the tournament, so keep an eye out for the rest.

 

Monday
Sep072009

WEST COAST WARZONE RESULTS & GRAND FINALS

West Coast Warzone wrapped up last night, and if you happened to catch the stream you'll know that some awesome matches went down. SeedyROM posted up a bunch of videos from the event, including the Grand Finals between Alex Valle and Marn.

West Coast Warzone Results

  1. Marn (RU/VI/BO)
  2. Alex Valle (RY)
  3. Ed ma (AK/BO)
  4. Yeb (GE)
  5. UTJ (DH)
  6. Eric Choi (RU/SA)
  7. Filipino Champ (DH)
  8. Floe (SA)

Friday
Sep042009

"YOU ARE NOT THE BETTER BOXER!"

I saw this last week and thought it was funny but.... forgot to post it! If you haven't seen this one by now check it out.

From the Vortex Gaming Lounge "Street Fighter IV" tournament on Sunday in San Diego.

Set 2, Game 2

JohnRog (1) vs. Keno (2)

I was asked to put this up right away. I would have done it regardless, because of how hilarious this ended up being. =D

More videos from this tournament coming later this week on http://www.gytnews.com

Wednesday
Sep022009

DSP's STREET FIGHTER 4 HD MADNESS

Love him or hate him, DarksydePhil's videos are some of the more entertaining Street Fighter 4 videos online. This one really takes it to the next level though, check it out.

Tuesday
Sep012009

WEST COAST WARZONE

If you haven't heard yet, a massive tournament is going down in SoCal this weekend called WEST COAST WARZONE. I am still trying to sort out the details and see if I can make it down there, but if you're in or around the SoCal area you should definitely check this out!

From the official thread on SRK:

When - Labor Day Weekend - Sept. 4th - 6th, 2009 | Pool Party on the 4th!

Location - Yahoo Maps Link -
Orange County Airport Hilton
18800 MacArthur Blvd
Irvine, CA 92612
949.833.9999

Literally across the street from the airport!!

Games -
Street Fighter IV
3rd Strike
BlazBlue
Super Street Fighter II: HD-Remix 2v2
King of Fighters XII
Marvel vs Capcom 2

Setups
I will be purchasing every TV used at this tournament to ensure that it has no lag and every station is standardized. This way, everyone has an equally positive experience.

ASUS VH236 Monitors have been purchased.

This tournament will be run on XBOX360s over HDMI. Top 8 for all games will be on a projector in a ballroom with theater seating.

3rd Strike will be on PS2 Anniversary Edition on SD TVs.
Marvel vs Capcom 2 will be on Dreamcast on SD TVs.

Details -
Venue Fee - $20

Each game entry will be $10.

Prize payouts - 70/20/10
SFIV will have a bonus $700/$200/$100 added to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd from me.
King of Fighters XII will have a bonus $500 for 1st place from Team False Hope!
If BlazBlue gets more than 128 players, an additional $500 will go to first place.
If Marvel gets more than 64 players, an additional $300 will go to first place.

For more information check out the West Coast Warzone Official Website.

Monday
Aug312009

Video Tour of Mi-ka-do

Hey, Pherai here from DenjinArcade.com. Here is a short video tour we recorded of Mi-ka-do while in Tokyo. Enjoy!