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Tekken 6 PSP Goes Gold: Available Soon at Retail and PSN


Tekken 6 for PSP has gone gold (meaning it is completed and is ready for manufacture) and will be available in the coming weeks.  Soon enough you will be able to play Tekken 6 on the go. Here's a snippet from the press release:

Players can test their might in a variety of game modes such as Arcade, Story, Time Attack, Survival, and Gold Rush to collect in-game money, customization items and view character specific storylines. In addition to containing all 18 battle stages and 40 playable characters found in the home console version, Tekken 6 for the PSP will also support ad-hoc multiplayer battles across an additional four stages. Furthermore, players will have the ability to transfer ghost data allowing fights against opponents' characters even when not connected with them.

Tekken 6 for the PSP, rated “T” for Teen, will be available at retailers nationwide on Nov. 24, 2009 and through the PlayStation Network on Dec. 10, 2009 for $39.99.

Source: Namco


Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars Producer Shares Experience Implementing Wi-Fi Support for the Game

Ryota Niitsuma, producer on Tatsunoko vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars for Capcom, has written a blog post for Capcom Unity about his experience trying to get Wi-Fi online support implemented for the game.  Here's a small slice of the post.


Because it will be against Nintendo's regulations and policies, I can't mention too many details, but basically, it's about matching those with good connection and the one that is not as good, determining transmission speed, and nailing down where it is the most appropriate to develop and implement the online battle mode while we figure out the development restrictions that we have.

Through a long testing process with extensive trial and error, we were able to make it happen, so it would be great if you could try and test it when the game is released.

If you would like to read more on Niitsuma-san's work to get wi-fi implemented into the game, follow the source link below.

Source: Capcom Unity



Have you ever had the feeling of "I wish I never had the internet"? I have that feeling almost everyday. The internet has ruined my innocence forever. 

This week on "Bizarre Fighting Game Finds" we dive into the world of uncomfortable combo videos and Street Fighter 2 hacks that just don't seem quite right.

Hope you enjoy!

                  The King Of....weird combo videos?                   

Have you ever watched something only to find yourself scratching your head afterward? This video definitely made me pull out a few hairs. The awful editing, the out of place music, and awkward pacing makes for a video that leaves you feeling dirty.

The Ballad of Koryu

If you've ever played a Street Fighter 2 hack named "Koryu" then you know what to expect. If you haven't, I recommend watching the video and tracking down a copy of the ROM ASAP. Imagine SF2 but flipped upside down and thrown into a blender filled with programming bugs and vomit. Set this all to JPOP and you have yourself a pretty bizarre video. 

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IPW Poll: What do you think of the new announcer for Super Street Fighter 4?

It is interesting to read the various opinions about the new announcer being created for Super Street Fighter 4. Some people like him but there's definitely some hate out there as well. This made us curious, so we would like to get your opinion on the new announcer. At the end of the week we will tally up the votes and hopefully get a sense of the players' general opinion. So, do you love him, hate him, or somewhere in between? Cast your vote!

For reference, the following 2 videos in the "New Gamespot Videos of New Super Street Fighter 4 Characters in Action" article on IPW allow you to clearly hear the new announcer's voice.

I will post the results over the weekend as well as any interesting comments on the topic from this thread, if any are worthy.

So register for our forums if you haven't already and cast your vote and leave your comments here!


Madcatz Marvel vs Capcom 2 Tournament Edition Stick Available Now

The Madcatz Marvel vs Capcom 2 TE sticks are finally available. It had identical features to the Street Fighter 4 TE sticks that were released earlier this year, but features Marvel vs Capcom 2 artwork and different colors for the stick's other components to compliment it.

It retails for $159.99 and you can find it at Gamestop.

Here's Gamestop's sales pitch from their website:

...the Tournament Edition FightStick uses arcade-quality components sourced by legendary Japanese arcade manufacturer, Sanwa Denshi. Featuring a Japanese-style ball-handled joystick, 30mm Action Buttons, and button placement matching the Vewlix arcade cabinet configuration, fighting fans will feel right at home. The D-Pad Control Switch and Dual-Turbo functionally add twin levels of turbo control to any of the Action Buttons, enhancing the arcade experience for both new and seasoned players. Complete with detailed touches such as screw-on rubber feet for solid surface play, unobtrusive placement of the Start and Select/Back Buttons, a locking mechanism preventing accidental activation of turbo settings for tournament play and authentic Marvel VS Capcom 2 artwork, the Arcade FightStick: Tournament Edition represents the best possible choice for gamers and comic book fans alike.

Unboxing video by Scoooorn

Sources: Capcom Unity and Gamestop Online for TE feature description


Tekken 6 online patch rumored to be coming very soon: This week?

There are rumors going around that a patch for Tekken 6 to improve the game's online play is coming very soon.  One respected source on the Shoryuken forums has stated that it was scheduled for this week, although even he does not know when for sure Namco will release it.  The week is not over yet.

We will bring you news on the patch as soon as it arrives.

Source: Shoryuken


Sonic Hurricane's Bi-Weekly Combo Video: Ken

These combos are incredible to watch, as usual.  Head over to Sonic Hurricane's post about this video (use source link below) to get some idea of how they were pulled off. 

Would have been epic if they used the song from Good Morning, Mister Masters as the background for this vid.

Source: Sonic Hurricane


Seth Killian from Capcom demos Juri, Dee Jay, and T-Hawk to G4

Seth Killian from Capcom has been doing the rounds lately, showing off the first 3 confirmed new characters; Juri, T-Hawk, and Dee Jay.  Recently he did a preview of the characters with G4.  In the first video he, once again, gives us a rundown of each of the new characters. 

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Capcom Says More Character Announcements to be Made "Soonish"

Capcom's Christian Svensson has made a few interesting remarks on the Capcom Unity forums.  They are both related to the roster of characters for Super Street Fighter 4.  The most intriguing comment is the statement that a new announcement related to Super's characters is to be expected in the near future.

Here's what he posted on Capcom Unity: 

Is there any chance of a character poll for Super Street Fighter 4?

Sven: To set expectations the game is rather far along and one of the FIRST things we did was sort out what the roster would be. While we're happy to accept additional feedback for future titles (if they should exist at some point in the future), the ship has pretty much sailed for Super Street Fighter 4.

Ono said there will be about 8 new characters in SSF4, does this number include Dee Jay, T. Hawk and Juri or not?

Sven: You'll get a straight answer... but not today. :) Indeed, we are playing things a bit close to the vest and we will have more announcements soonish that shed more light.

Source: Capcom Unity Forums


Official Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 Developer Blog Translation: Replay Channel 

Here is Azrael's translation of the 17 November posting on the Japanese official Super Street Fighter 4 Developer Blog.  This installment is about the replay channel.  It is an interesting read if you love replays as much as I do.  Thanks again to Azrael for the translation.

Hello everyone. This is Tsukamoto.
Continuing from where we left off next week, a closer look at the network modes! Well then, let's get right down to it with the Replay Channel.

First, tell us about how the Replay Channel came to be.


While we were making the PC version for SFIV, we thought "isn't there something we could do with the replays?" Our very first image was of producer Ono coming out of the bath in his bathrobe, with a drink on the rocks in one hand while he watched replays, like something out of a comic book (laughs). The basic idea there is that you wouldn't have to touch the controller. "A drink in one hand, petting a cat with the other", or for us, we'd be gathered around a heated table with some oranges. At any rate, we wanted to make it so that you could watch replays without having to press any buttons.

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Super Street Fighter 4 Character Videos with Seth Killian Commentary

Here are several Super Street Fighter 4 videos made by IGN.  Each video shows off a different new character: Dee Jay, T-Hawk, and Juri.  The videos show most of each character's moves, some of the strategy behind the character, supers and ultras, and other things.  If you want a good rundown of the playstyle of each of these new characters, these videos are good viewing.  Capcom's Seth Killian does the commentary for these vids.

Dee Jay

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Capcom's Seth Killian interviewed by Playstation Blog: Sagat will get better in Super Street Fighter 4!

Sagat haters out there had better get ready to face the horror! According to Capcom's Seth Killian, Sagat will be even better in Super Street Fighter 4!

Watch the interview for this, some info on how Capcom is touching up stages, and confirmation of the return of combo trials. 

A lot of this is recap you probably already know, but those tidbits make watching it worth it.

Source: Playstation Blog


Norcal Regionals Next Weekend: Stay Tuned for IPW Coverage!

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| Street Fighter 4 | Tekken 6 | Marvel vs Capcom 2 | SF3: Third Strike |

| Capcom vs. SNK 2 | Super SF2 Turbo HD Remix|

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Tekken 6 PSP Hands-On, New Info, and Video from IGN and Gamespot

Gamespot and IGN have both posted articles featuring hands-on impressions and new information on the upcoming PSP version of Tekken 6.

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GameAxis' "The Art of Tekken" Video Features Tekken 6 Tips from Pros

GameAxis has put together a short video called "The Art of Tekken" which features Tekken 6 tips from Tekken pros. Here's a rundown of what the video features and which pro player is providing the advice:

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iPW: Taking Interview Requests!


Iplaywinner is interested in their readers' interests! Please tell us whom you would like us to interview for Norcal Regionals, and we will do our best to comply. Here is a quote from the thread ( for your convenience:

"Norcal Regionals is just around the corner. To cater to our readers and their interests, Iplaywinner has decided to compile a list of people to interview during the event. Please make a vote for three candidates that you would like interviewed, and Iplaywinner will do its best to get said people. If this thread becomes successful enough, it will also continue on to other future events. Please keep votes organized in this format:

1) Name/Alias - Which Game - Why
2) Name/Alias - Which Game - Why
3) Name/Alias - Which Game - Why

Please rank them in order of the most preferred. Votes will count the same, however, if there is a tie, order of votes will be taken into consideration.
Also, at the moment, it is uncertain if the interview will be text-based or by video, but an update will be posted once this is known.

Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that we cannot ask questions outside of fighting games unless it is brought up by the interviewee himself/herself. That is, we are not allowed to ask questions that are deemed too personal.

Thank you."


New Gamespot Videos of New Super Street Fighter 4 Characters in Action

As a follow-up to their interview with Seth Killian a few days ago (found here), Gamespot has put up some gameplay videos of the three new confirmed characters: T-Hawk, Dee Jay, and Juri.  They are high quality so you can see everything clearly, actual combos are being pulled off, and you can clearly hear the new announcer for the game.

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Tekken 6 Screenshots for Sony PSP

Here are some screenshots of Tekken 6 for Sony PSP. 

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Norcal Regionals Next Weekend! IPW to Provide Live Stream!


[ Thanks to TAUNT from SRK for the flyer ]


BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger Coming to PC (in France) Early Next Year

Tradewest Games SAS has announced today that BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger will be released in France for PC in the 1st quarter of 2010.

Frédéric Bichat, General Manager of SAS Tradewest Games added:

"We are particularly proud to have been selected for the exclusive distribution of ... BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger. This partnership allows us to strengthen our line-up.."

It should be noted that BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger has not yet been released on Playstation 3 and X-Box 360 in Europe. That, also, is expected in 1st quarter 2010. 

The game was released on Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in North America and Japan in June of this year.

It is odd that the PC release of BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger was announced for France, but we are certain to get announcements that it will release in other territories in the future.

Source: Voodoo Extreme

Additional Link: BlazBlue Official European Website