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The latest Super Street Fighter 4 Dev Blog was translated by Azrael (big thanks to him for doing this each week by the way) and this time around they dig into Dudley's gameplay and some of the challenges they ran into during the development process.  They mention that Dudley's Ducking move did not originally go through projectiles but they later gave it that property to help him deal with fireball characters. They also mention he has all of his moves from the SF3 series, including the Thunder Bolt, which apparently does a lot of chip damage.

Also, they talk about his Ultras a bit saying that Corckscrew Cross is good for players who want to connect Ultras in combos, while Rolling Thunder is great for going through projectiles. It sounds like Dudley will have an incredible amount of options from mid-to-close range, and the versatility of both his Utlras make him sound like a very well rounded character. I was originally leaning heavily towards playing Ibuki, but the more I learn about Dudley, the more I think not learning how to play him would be... uncivilized!

Here is the full translation from SRK:

Hello everyone. This is Tsukamoto.

This week I'll be joined by director Okada and the head battle planner Sano, as we talk about the last of the new characters from SF3 - Dudley - and things ranging from how he was chosen and what not.

-- First off, please tell us why Dudley was chosen to be added in the game.


He was chosen for SFIV because a lot of the development staff were really passionate fans of him, and he is extremely popular overseas. He is so popular that when producer Ono went to Europe to get opinions about the next installment of SFIV, he was consistently asked or requested for Dudley to be in the game. Also, we had a lot of requests from overseas fans to see the dream match-up of Dudley vs Balrog.

-- Is being a boxer the secret behind his popularity?

Dudley's stylish boxing fight style is definitely very popular. We also feel that with his high approval rating in Europe, many Europeans want to support a fellow countryman. 

-- What do you think is Dudley's charm?


His character charm from SF3 was to read the opponent, get in on his terms, and then take away their life in a flash - good rushdown power. Another part of his charm is that his attacks are very strategic. For example, Dudley has a lot of feint-type moves. He can get in close and counter his opponent's throw attempt with at attack. He's also got moves that are for the sole purpose of getting in close. If you are good at reading your opponent, then he becomes a very strong character.

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More videos of World Game Cup are showing up online and this set is particularly interesting due to the fact that most of us probably wouldn't have thought Daigo would ever have to face a Rose player in the semi-finals of a major tournament (I thought the same thing about Fei Long too!). The fact that he primarily plays on arcade and, well, the fact that there aren't a lot of Rose players out there to begin with, it's interesting to see how he approaches match ups he doesn't have much experience with. 

Luffy ain't no slouch either though -- he ended up getting 3rd place at World Game Cup, which was a 256 man bracket filled with some real beasts like UK's Ryan Hart! 

Thanks to iPlayWinner user Nagglepuss for pointing these out!

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We want Pics of Your Gaming Scene for an upcoming IPW project!

IPW is a big supporter of the fighting game community.  We have a project in the works which is related to helping grow communities everywhere.  Since this project is about building communities, we thought it would be a good idea to include pictures of scenes of all sizes within the project.

What we want are pictures of your local scene. It can be as small as a couple of people gathered in someone's living room having fun playing fighting games to pics from local tournaments or events that your scene has thrown.  If you have a pic or two you'd like to submit, send them to  If you'd like to point out who is in the picture and/or what event the picture is from, please include that in the email and we'll put that under the picture.

We want pics of people, not games. So please don't send game pics or pics showing just the backs of people's heads playing games unless your scene is so large that you have to get a "crowd" shot.

This is a project about the community, so it is only fitting to feature that very community.  We want pics of scenes of all sizes, so no matter how small (or big) your scene is, send us pics.  Thanks in advance!


Capcom's Seth Killian answers a Ton of Questions About Super Street Fighter 4

Capcom's Seth Killian has been doing the rounds on Capcom Unity's "Ask Capcom" Forum over the past few days.  Usually the questions and answers aren't worth reading, but there are a few over the last few days that are worth reading.

Update: Seth just posted a pretty large follow-up to this where he answers a ton of Super SF4 questions. Hit this link to visit his Q & A post on Capcom Unity.

Thanks to IPW reader Valkyrie for pointing these out.


Why aren't there Third Strike character stages in Super SF4?

Seth Killian:

Although we added character-specific musical themes, SSFIV hasn't gone back to character-specific stages.  Things may go back in that direction, but T. Hawk, Dee Jay, and virtually everyone else don't have their own stage either.  The "Metro City" stage has a nod to Final Fight with the Haggar statue, but if that's enough why not call it the SF3 stage, since Hugo figures even more prominently in the background?  

Overall though, message received:  fans want more stages.  

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Famitsu posted a slew of new screenshots of Makoto today, and much like their update last week with Dudley, these images are primarily of all her Special Moves and Ultras. You can check out each stage of her signature attacks such as the Hayate (Rush Punch), Fukiage (Uppercut) and Tsurugi (Axe Kick).

Click here to view all of the new screenshots in the updated Super Street Fighter 4 Screenshot gallery.

All these moves sure do look nice but the main question on everyone's mind is: how well will they translate in the world of Street Fighter 4? Well, if you haven't already, check out Justin Wong's Street Fighter 3 Character Walkthrough's on Gametrailers which will give you a real good idea of what Makoto and the other Third Strike characters are capable of in Street Fighter 4.

Source: #capcom, Famitsu



Error0001 put together a video showcasing a new infinite for Chun-Li in response to's Combo Challenge 07. He mentioned in the description that this works on Chun because she leans back so far when hit, so it takes longer for each fireball to connect.

Obviously this is not something you will ever see in a real match and it's tool assisted, but these combo videos are always fun to watch.

Here is the original Combo Challenge video posted by

Thanks to UC1 on NeoGAF for pointing out the Chun-Li infinite video!



Updated on Monday, March 8, 2010 at 7:07AM by Registered Commenterquash

This weekend there were a number of major tournaments literally all over the world and so here are the results for GodsGarden 2, World Game Cup and the Tekken 6 Global Championship Finals. I've also included some results for some North American tournaments such as Battlefield Arcadia and the Keystone II Scrubs Garden 2v2.


First off, big thanks to Oichi from VersusCity for the GodsGarden 2 update, and be sure to congratulate him on winning the beginners tournament at this event! He has some additional notes and comments on the event at VersusCity so check out this post to read about his experiences at GodsGarden.

By the way, the first thing I said to myself when I saw these results was: "What happened to Mago?"

GodsGarden 2 Main Tournament
1. Tokido (Akuma)
2. Uyro (C.Viper)
3. Mizoteru (Blanka)

Console Tournament
1. Momochi (Cammy)
2. Dashio (Fei-long)
3. Kinpatsu (Seth)

Beginners Tournament
1. Oichi (Honda)
2. Abelity (Abel)
3. Tie: Nick/Mike (M.Bison/Blanka)


The major fighting game tournament in Cannes concluded recently with some interesting results. Those of you who see Daigo as "indestructible", the outcome of the tournaments here may surprise you. Thanks to Rice Eater from NeoGAF for the update.

Street Fighter 4 Singles

1. Fuudo
2. Daigo
3. Luffy(French Rose player)

Other SF4 tourney results

SF4 2v2 Tourney: Japan 1 (Eita/Daigo)
SF4 Master Series:  Eita


Those of you who checked out the Tekken 6 live stream last night already know the outcome of this one, but before we get into results it's important to know how this tournament was set up. Basically, there were two champions for this tournament because separate tournaments were held for both PS3 and XBOX360. The 360 champion is the Korean Steve player Nin and the PS3 champion is Korean Heihachi player JDCR. Thanks to SDTEKKEN for the results, and check out their front page for more details on the results.

If you're curious how the North American players fared, Glenn from GetYourTournament has the results:

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Kaiii xD, who is an active iPlayWinner member put together a pretty solid Abel tutorial showing a lot of different combos, mix-ups and punishes.

From the YouTube description:

This is a demonstration video for all of you Abel players.
The guide shows different combos, mixups, punishes and other strategies you want to (or should) know.
Remember this by for not everything Abel can do, but it shows the idea and system behind this character.
Use it as inspiration for your own gameplan!
Enjoy and thanks for watching!




This is a real incredible weekend for all you stream monsters out there, with GodsGarden 2 last night and now the Tekken 6 Global Championship Finals being streamed live tonight via UFRAG. The stream will be from 10 PM to 3AM PST on TEKKEN.COM.

Although I've had a hard time finding a complete list of players who are in this tournament,  I know from the West Coast we have Aris, MR NAPS, Insanelee and Chet Chetty. As far international players are concerned, I am pretty sure both NiN and Knee will be competing in this tournament as well. 




While none of us truly know the reason for Street Fighter 4 not being included in MLG's Pro Circuit just yet, MLG's Co-Founder posted this video asking for everyone's help by signing an online petition. He mentions there has been a lot of feedback on the issue, but needs a large number of users all in one place to help him continue to fight for Street Fighter 4 to be in the Pro Circuit.  

Here is the link for the online petition and check out the video below for more information.



The World Game Cup is currently under way, and although there is no live stream of the event, videos of the tournament are already appearing online. This is Daigo vs Eita, one of the more intense battles so far and be sure to check for more World Game Cup matches! Alternatively, you can also pull up this YouTube Channel where they also have the same set of matches available. 

Source:, NeoGAF, Dellenyum


Makoto, Ibuki & Dudley Walkthroughs with Justin Wong via GameTrailers

Want even *more* Super SF4 tonight? Well, grab your popcorn for more videos! This time Gametrailers has walkthroughs of Makoto, Ibuki and Dudley with none other than Justin Wong! Check them out!

You will see that a lot of their Third Strike moveset is still intact, but there are also plenty of new changes to they way each of the characters play as well. One major example of this is Justin demonstrates how Makoto cannot connect another Karakusa after a connected Hayate like she could in Third Strike. That said, she can now cancel from her standing medium kick into a Hayate which is an interesting addition to her ground game.







Source: Gametrailers


Super Street Fighter 4 Footage

Youtube channel Feuerwehrbrot has several videos of footage for Super Street Fighter 4. From CeBit 2010.  They look to be just random players messing around, but if you are just craving a Super SF4 fix today, check them all out and maybe you'll see something that will brighten your day. Here are two vids from the channel but hit the link above for more.


Reno Revolution Tournament: March 20-21

Reno has decided to host their own event in the casino of Atlantis, with a guarantee prize of $350 on top of the entry fees for each game. With a relatively quiet community in Reno, they're making the effort to bring it's city into the spotlight! If you are from around the area, try to make it to Reno for this large event! Here are the details:

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Capcom Elaborates A Bit on Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Sales


Earlier this week, Capcom's Christian Svensson gave us a clue about Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars' sales performance in an interview with Gamasutra. He said in the interview:

"And, you know, we're a couple weeks in right now, and we've been doing re-orders. We're not at all dissatisfied with the sales at this point. We are cautiously optimistic that it's going to have long legs..."

When pressed for more clarification on if this statement means that sales of the game were positive or not by a reader of Capcom Unity, he replied with the following:

"It's a solid single, we'd like to see stretch to a double."

For those who don't know (we have a lot of international readers), it's a baseball reference. He is saying that the game has done well, but they would like to see if it can do even better.

This is good news for fans of the game, as Capcom has stated several times that positive sales could lead to potential downloadable content for the game and/or a sequel.

Source: Capcom Unity Ask Capcom Forum


Japanese Official Super Street Fighter 4 Blog Entry: Hakan Reveal Date on March 11

Dhalsim waits patiently for the coming of Hakan

Azrael provided a short summary of the latest Japanese Super SF4 blog. Why just a summary? There's not much really interesting in this post, that's why.

The only real news is that apparently the final unrevealed character will be announced next Thursday (in Japan)!

Thanks again to Azrael for the translation. Here's the summary:

-- National Tournament will be streamed live through Nico Nico video.

-- The final spot in the national tournament was reserved for the winner of the last tournament - in other words, Iyo. Iyo has a team picked but who they are aren't revealed yet.

-- There will be a special update next Thursday 3/11, and the official site will update as well.

She closes the blog with "Well then, everyone oil up and let's meet again on Thursday!"

Source: Japanese Official Super Street Fighter 4 Blog



Level|Up Series uploaded a handful of new matches from their event that was held at Dave & Busters this past weekend, formerly known as Project Blocks. Here is a match between Dhalsim player UTJ and NorCal's own Crizzle -- check our their YouTube page for the rest.




So this is slightly off-topic, but I figured some of our readers may have an interest in this. SNK-Playmore has released an overhead shooter based on their King of Fighters series called KOF SKYSTAGE in Japan. In this game you control characters such as Iori, Kyo and Mai, flying through stages as you shoot down enemies using the characters signature attacks. Any of you who have played Ikaruga or Mars Matrix, it's pretty much the same deal.


Anyway, lets be real for a second: what is SNK thinking? I'm sure the game is entertaining, but obviously a game like this takes money and man-power to create and they could be using these same resources to improve their King of Fighters fighting game franchise. That said, perhaps these shooter games generate more revenue over the long run in Japan? Who knows really, but here is a trailer for the game itself, and be sure to check out their official site for more images from the game.




What appears to be an official trailer for Street Fighter 4 for the iPhone popped up on the web today, demonstrating the gameplay of the mobile iteration of CAPCOMs flagship fighter. Those of you who checked out the IGN preview last week or so, there isn't too much new here but the game looks like it will be a fun little app to pass the time, that's for sure!

Also, a ton of new screenshots for the game were posted along side the trailer. Here are a handful of them, check out AndriaSang for all the rest.


Source: Eventhubs, Andriasang


Super Puzzle Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix now 50% off on PSN this week

Starting today, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix will be 50% off on Playstation Network! It's only $4.99 to snatch up this awesome game! That's the price of a value meal at a fast food place!  I already own it on Xbox Live but for this price I'll snatch this up too.

If you still aren't sure, download the demo and try it out for free before spending the $5. It's bright, quick fun. It makes a great game for those times when you got 15 minutes to kill.

This sale is also great news for people who already own this game on PSN. There should be a good amount of new people to play against online thanks to this sale, so if you feel like getting some gem-busting KOs, now is a good time to do it.