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Monday
Jan122009

1UP.COM: STREET FIGHTER IV NEW GAMEPLAY VIDEOS

New gameplay videos showcasing some more of the new characters straight from 1up.com:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday
Jan112009

High End Stick Comparison Breakdown

Seen this posted on a couple of forums but MarkMan made a basic breakdown of the new SF4 Tournament Edition Fight Sticks compared to the Hori Real Arcade Pro and Sega Virtua Stick High Grade. The breakdown shows the dimensions and weight between the 3 sticks.

It's interesting to see how the Madcatz Fight Stick Tournament Edition shares some attributes with the other sticks. It's as if the design is a blending of the best of both worlds.

So are you one of those who thinks size really matters?

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Sunday
Jan112009

Sega Saturn Pad to PS2 Mod

Usually you see a bunch of mods for sticks but I thought this one was really exceptional. An SRK poster by the name of DevilsFang posted up a small write up of how he put a Hori Tekken 5 pcb inside a Sega Saturn pad.

"I have been wondering this for quite some time, and since I'm between projects right now and I had all the parts I needed floating around, I decided to give it a shot."

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Saturday
Jan102009

TORNADOFLAME.COM: INTERVIEW WITH HAUNTS

TornadoFlame from SRK has his own site, TornadoFlame.com where he covers a lot of East Coast Street Fighter action and is also conducting interviews with people in the community. He asked me to be one of the first people to interview for his site and we talked about where iPlayWinner.com is going and my thoughts on Street Fighter IV. He also has an interview with Justin Wong as well that is worth checking out.

From the interview:

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Friday
Jan092009

CES 09: SETH KILLIAN STREET FIGHTER IV CHARACTER PREVIEW

GAMESPOT was able to pick up some great footage with CAPCOM Community Manager Seth Killian demoing all the new characters in Street Fighter IV (GEN, CAMMY, ROSE, FEI LONG and...DAN!) at CES 09. He goes over the basic moves of the new characters and shows each Super and Ultra in its entirety. There is also a demo of the new training mode that was mentioned in the previous article and also in the EGM preview.

A great first look at the characters but more is soon to come. Trust me on this one, this is just the beginning. These videos are only scratching the surface of what is possible with these new additions to the SFIV roster. I can't say too much but keep an eye on all the major game news outlets in the coming week.

 

Friday
Jan092009

CES 09: GAMESPOT STREET FIGHTER IV HANDS ON

GAMESPOT was able to get some hands on time with Street Fighter IV like a lot of other CES attendees. Most of the preview isn't really geared towards the hardcore fighting game enthusiast, but they do go over the different modes and impressions on the new MadCatz Joysticks.

One aspect of the article, which was also mentioned in the last issue of EGM, was the training mode feature which sounds cool. I have heard from sources that this training mode will offer combos and strategies that most of us would not expect to see in a retail game like this. I can't say much more than that but this should help level up a lot of new players and expand the base of fighting game players once again.

From the article:

Besides being able to try out the new fighters and content, we were able to try out the new Challenge mode, which is one part training mode and one part fighting tutor. The mode offers six challenges for each fighter, and these initially start out as primers on the basic attacks in the game. The primers lead up to familiarizing yourself with each character's special moves. The challenges we tried were made up of six different tasks, such as performing Ryu's standard arsenal. However, once the basics are covered, the later challenges introduce more-complex tasks, such as combos, crossovers, and other advanced moves that are key to really kicking butt in the game.

Thursday
Jan082009

CES 09: STREET FIGHTER IV JOYSTICK HANDS ON

Ars Technica posted an article today about the Street Fighter IV sticks they had a chance to try out at CES. They also have the first shots of the inside of the unit.

Overall really good impressions, although someone in the video mentions the standard stick is more suited for shooters. I'm sure this can be taken care of with a quick mod so we will have to see.

You can per-order the sticks and pad on Amazon.com

Thursday
Jan082009

GAMESPOT: STREET FIGHTER IV TOURNAMENT FOOTAGE

Gamespot is finally continuing their coverage of the Ultimate Street Fighter battle they held like 3-4 months ago. They uploaded the first video today and I assume there will be about 5-6 more to follow. Keep in mind this was the first time many people had even played the game so the gameplay isn't up to par to what most people are used to seeing at this point.

Also, if you haven't read our coverage of the event, check it out here.

Thursday
Jan082009

STREET FIGHTER IV: NEW INK TRAILER

Thanks to Xjaden on SRK for this find. I am not sure if this has been seen before but it is new to me. I guess I was wrong about that last video being the final trailer! Click here and select "Watch in HD" for the HD version. Check it out:

 

Thursday
Jan082009

MOVE LIST FOR TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM WII

TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM ULTIMATE ALL STARS STRATEGY GUIDE


CLICK FOR FULL VERSIONThe poster ShinAmano on  NeoGAF whipped up a file using the original Japanese move list that shows the command list for all the characters in the Wii version. If you have people just getting into the game playing with you, print this out and keep it around to help them out!

Thursday
Jan082009

FINAL ISSUE OF EGM: STREET FIGHTER IV

So, I doubt it's news to anyone at this point that UGO bought out 1up.com and EGM was shut down in the process a little earlier this week. Final negotiations were made, people were laid off and it appeared the last issue of EGM would be pretty uneventful: a cover featuring Wolverine. 

I don't have anything against the X-men, I actually enjoyed the movies, but having that Marvel series as the cover didn't really seem like the appropriate farewell issue. Thankfully, the true last cover of EGM has surfaced over the past day and it features a much more appropriate game: Street Fighter IV.

Anyone who has been reading EGM for as long as I have can agree that Street Fighter is a much more appropriate final cover. It's a game most all of us can relate to much more than any X-men game.

The Issue wont be available in print but instead will be available on 1up.com in PDF format. I'll post an update when it is available for download.

Wednesday
Jan072009

KOTAKU: NEW STREET FIGHTER IV FIGHTSTICK DETAILS

Kotaku posted some new details on the new sticks and pads from MadCatz:

The Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 includes dual-speed Turbo functionality for each of the eight buttons complete with LED Indicators, and an integrated D-Pad switch. The start and select/back Buttons have been moved to the rear of the stick, which also includes a top panel that can hold character cards which show each character's special moves.

The Street Fighter IV FightPad for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 includes an enlarged circular eight-way floating D-Pad and arcade style six-button configuration. An integrated D-Pad switch allows gamers to alternate between D-Pad and Analog Sticks.

The Street Fighter IV Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition for the Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 uses the same Japanese style ball-handled joystick and 30mm Action Buttons found in the official Street Fighter IV Vewlix arcade cabinet. The stick also has the D-Pad control switch, dual Turbo functionality for each button, and exact button layout matching the Vewlix Street Fighter IV arcade panel.

With CES approaching this week we should get a lot more details on the stick and game itself in the coming days. Stay tuned.

Wednesday
Jan072009

FINAL STREET FIGHTER IV TRAILER

I am assuming this is the last full length trailer we will see for Street Fighter IV. It was found on Japanese video site NicoNico a day or two back and finally made it's way onto Youtube. It showcases all the characters and the new Ultras for Fei-Long and Gen that have not been seen up to this point. Check it out:

Tuesday
Jan062009

CUSTOM TATSUNOKO VS CAPCOM CABINET

A poster on NeoGAF uploaded some photos of a custom TvC cabinet located somewhere in Brooklyn, NY. The set up is rigged to an Astro City cab. I'm sure we all wish we could play TvC like this! Click here for more photos.

Tuesday
Jan062009

KING OF FIGHTERS XII: NEW SCANS

Some new scans showed up today featuring Joe Higashi and Duo Lon and Clark Still. Not sure where the scans originated form, Arcadia Magazine perhaps, but the source is Cyberfanatix.com.

Monday
Jan052009

1UP.COM: FULL CAMMY Vs. FEI LONG, DAN VS DAN FOOTAGE

Some great new footage of Street Fighter IV over at 1up.com showed up today. The full match between Cammy and Fei-Long that was previewed in the 1up Show segment a couple weeks back. Also, a full match between Dan and...well... Dan! Worth watching for his throw alone! Check them out:

Monday
Jan052009

1UP.COM: STREET FIGHTER IV GAME NIGHT

Tune in tomorrow (January 6th) 5pm Pacific Time and 8pm Eastern Standard Time to 1up.com as they will be showcasing Street Fighter IV and answering questions about the gameplay. You can post your questions on the forum link included within the article. They will also be playing the new characters such as Rose, Gen, Cammy and all the others.

The quality of gameplay should be pretty good compared to what you're used to seeing since from major sites like these since I know there are at least a couple good players who work there. The segment will be an hour long so if you haven't seen the new characters in motion be sure to check it out!

Sunday
Jan042009

STREET FIGHTER IV: FIRST REVIEWS, ARCADIA 2008 AWARDS

This isn't really news to anyone who has already spent some time with Street Fighter IV like myself, but according to some critics and game journalists out there, Street Fighter IV is an amazing game!

The Official Playstation Magazine gave the game a 5/5 and the Official Xbox Magazine gave it a 9.5. The reviews (and some previews I've read in the past) say the online options really shine but most of us are curious to see how well the online portion will hold up in the final retail version. If it's anything like Super Street Fighter II HD Remix's netcode I will be pleased, although nothing will replace having someone playing right next to you of course.

Also, thanks to MarkMan at SDTEKKEN for posting up the Arcadia 2008 Awards. Both the magazine itself and it's readers voted Street Fighter IV as the top game of 2008. SFIV also picked up a couple other awards such as Best Character (Ryu), Best Production and Best Graphics. Looks like Yoshinoro Ono (producer of SFIV but also Capcom Fighting Jam) has redeemed himself afterall!

Saturday
Jan032009

VIRTUA FIGHTER 5 R: TAKA ARASHI COMBO VIDEO BY RENO

A lot of combo videos popping up for all the new games lately.. With this one though, you wont be able to put much of the combos to use unless you live in Japan and have access to a V5: R cab! We can keep wishing that SEGA will release VF5:R here so we can all give Taka Arashi a shot at some point, but until then check out the video. Nice job Reno!

 

 

Friday
Jan022009

RETROWARE TV: THE HISTORY OF SNK

I found this 3 part series through Cyberfantix earlier today and it's pretty interesting to watch. At first I thought it was an older documentary of some sort but they mention KOFXII a little later in the series so it's pretty thorough and up to date. Check it out: