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Thursday
Jan292015

BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend Coming to PS Vita

At the end of 2014, Arc System Works announced that BBCP Extend would be coming to consoles in April 2015. The game will feature the characters added to Chronophantasma 2.0 in Japanese arcades and new story elements. Now the company has added that BBCPE will be coming to the PS Vita in Japan on the same day of its console release, April 25.

The game will be available as a download from the PlayStation Network, but a price has yet to be determined by Arc System Works. The company is also not willing to say what differences, if any, the game will have from its console counterparts. A physical release for the game was not detailed.

A release date for BlazBlue Chronophantasma Extend has not been announced for the U.S.

Monday
Jan262015

Video: Guilty Gear Xrd Top 8 from Frosty Faustings

Nobody.exe has uploaded the top 8 matches from the main event of Frosty Faustings VII to his YouTube channel. The event, which was held Jan. 23-24, had a Xrd bracket of roughly 100 competitors featuring the strongest players in the Midwest along with other notable players including Mexico's Kusanagi.

The grand finals of the event saw ElvenShadow, recently returned to the U.S. after living in Japan, face off against BananaKen. Viewers who would like to follow along with the bracket can find it here.

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Tekken X Street Fighter Still in Development, No Release Date Yet

Polygon recently talked with Katsuhiro Harada about his work at Bandai Namco, and while there were many topics to discuss one that stood out was the lack of information surrounding the company's half of its collaboration with Capcom.

"[Tekken X Street Fighter is] very difficult to talk about," Harada said. "Obviously, I had originally planned to release it much earlier than we're currently looking at."

The Tekken series director said there is currently no solid release date planned for the game but that it is still in development with "around 40 people currently working on it." Harada did, however, say that when the game is finally ready for release he hopes to deliver it in a special way.

"People have been talking about the game for such a long time that they aren't going to be surprised if you just release it normally ... I don't know if that's what we have planned, but we do plan to have some kind of surprise," he said.

Tuesday
Jan202015

Evolution 2015 Lineup Announced

In sitdown interview with Mike Ross at Twitch headquarters, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar revealed the games that will be part of this year's Evo. The Evolution staff is putting on nine games for the competitive fighting game community, complete with a surprise or two. The games are:

  • Ultra Street Fighter IV
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
  • Killer Instinct
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Tekken 7 (arcade)
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    One of the biggest surprises is that Tekken 7 will be played on the arcade version of the title, which Mark "MarkMan" Julio said will be available "all over" before Evo. However, with the game still in development, it remains to be seen what that will mean for the community.

     

    Tuesday
    Jan202015

    Japanese Match Footage of Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire from Neo Amusement Space a-cho

    Jackie Chan had a fighting game and you should check it out after the jump!

    Kyoto, Japan's Neo Amusement Space a-cho game center recorded more than three hours of footage from Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire.

    The game was an expansion to Kaneko's The Kung-Fu Master Jackie Chan which uses digitized sprites similar to the original Mortal Kombat trilogy.

    In Fists of Fire, all three forms of Jackie Chan are playable. The rest of the cast were played by actors who appeared in various Jackie Chan films including Andy Lau and Jackie Chan stunt team member Sam Wong. But why would you not play as Jackie Chan? Even losing a round, he is grateful when you beat him!

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    Tuesday
    Jan202015

    Official Archive of Cooperation Cup 13 on YouTube by Game Newton

    Official Cooperation Cup 13 illustration by Yoshihara Motoki (@hell_a_shock)To those who missed or want to watch again, the biggest Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike tournament is now available for free viewing.

    Uploaded by Game Newton Oyama, they uploaded hours upon hours of match footage from Cooperation Cup 13 as well as the Pre Cooperation Cup same character team tournament.

    If you are needing your 3rd Strike fix, this is what to watch! Many players from Japan and visiting participants from the rest of the world converged to see who had the best team of 2015!

    A portion of Cooperation Cup can be found below while you can check the rest, along with intros and end credits, here on Game Newton's YouTube page!

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    Tuesday
    Jan202015

    Super Desperation Radio Episode 344 Archive Online

    The latest episode of Super Desperation Radio is now available for watching on IPLAYWINNER'S YouTube channel.

    With the announcement of games for Evolution 2015 soon to come, SDR took most of the show talking about which games each cast member felt will make it to the big event in July.

    First, however, Walkman lead a discussion about Smash 4 that branched into a conversation about patches, updates and how games are or should be balanced.

    Lastly, SDR talked briefly about the upcoming NorCal Regionals 2015, and the accommodations available in Sacramento.

    Super Desperation Radio is live every Monday at 6:30 p.m. PST on Twitch and YouTube.

    Thursday
    Jan152015

    Persona 4 Arena Ultimax 2.0 Changes Translated by Xie

    Arc System Works recently released the list of system and character changes to Persona's second fighting game in a post on the company's website. However, as the document was in Japanese many U.S. players were left filtering the text through automated translation programs or waiting on fellow gamers to fill in the information.

    James Xie has now come to competitors' rescue, releasing a Google Doc translating the entire change list for the public to view. Xie admits that his work may not be perfect and that the file "still needs to be proofread/formated/verified," but it certainly lessens the legwork players would otherwise have to do to see the changes for the whole cast.

    Players can find the document here

    Wednesday
    Jan142015

    NorCal Regionals 2015 Announced, Returning to Sacramento on Apr. 3-5

    NorCal Regionals will be returning to the capitol of California this coming April.

    The 2015 edition of NCR is scheduled for April 3-5 at the Holiday Inn Sacramento Capitol Plaza, the same venue as the 2014 iteration. Aside from the date reveal, NCR2015 will also bring back the community voted lineup from 2014 so if you want to see your favorite fighter, stay tuned!

    You can follow the official Twitter page for future updates on NCR2015.

     

    Wednesday
    Jan142015

    Trailer for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's Announced Character Honoka

    Previously teased, here is footage on how Honoka plays in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round!

    The reveal features Honoka using various moves from other characters. The backstory details that she is interested in "learning any fighting move she sees" to make her amalgamated fighting style.

    DEAD OR ALIVE 5: LAST ROUND HONOKA SCREENSHOTS

    Honoka in the trailer uses moves from such characters as Helena, Jann Lee, Raidou and more. Marie Rose is also featured as a possible tag partner for Honoka.

    You can take a look at the video after the jump! Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will be available on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PC this February!

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    Tuesday
    Jan132015

    Dead or Alive 5: Last Round to Feature New Schoolgirl Character Honoka, Hardware Constraints for Last Gen DLC

    Here is a early hint of who is coming to the last Dead or Alive 5 game.

    Famitsu provided a small preview scan of the newest Dead or Alive 5: Last Round character Honoka. Not many details have been revealed from the preview aside from having a "secret power." Players will be able to check out more of Honoka in the upcoming issue of Famitsu as well as Team Ninja officially on Jan. 15.

    While DOA5:LR is planned for both last and current generations of consoles, the former will probably encounter drawbacks in downloadable content. Team Ninja made an official statement on the Dead or Alive Facebook page about their concerns.

    Due to hardware capacity, we are approaching the limit of the additional downloadable content we can offer for PS3/Xbox 360. There is a possibility that new content will not be availalbe for those platforms in the future.

    We are currently looking into the limits and will inform you as soon as we have more information.There should be no issues transferring any downloadable content for “DOA5 Ultimate” to “DOA5 Last Round”.

    Team Ninja also stated that it's not a hard drive concern. In addition to DLC conflicts, the last gen versions of DOA5:LR will not feature the newer stages or customizable outfits.

    Monday
    Jan122015

    Mayflash Releases Its Own Gamecube Controller to Wii U Adapter

    Following Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's release, the Gamecube controller to Wii U adapter by Nintendo has been highly sought after. A third party peripheral company is offering an alternative.

    Mayflash has released a third party version of the popular Nintendo adapter and it is intended to work very similarly. It can carry up to four Gamecube controllers and plugs into the Wii U through two USB cables. It can also work on PC so you can play past Super Smash Bros. entries or other Gamecube games through the Dolphin emulator.

    It's currently available at Play-Asia for $19.99 so if you are looking to get an adapter for your local gathering or in a tournament, take a look here.

    Friday
    Jan092015

    P4U2 Arcade Update Releases Jan. 15, Changes Detailed

    Arc System Works has announced that the new update to the arcade version of Persona 4 Arena's sequel—named Persona 4 The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold in Japan—will launch on Jan. 15. After several loketests in November, the company has finalized changes in the title and is ready to release it to the general public. 

    Changes in P4U2 include not only character tweaks but also system changes to the game. ASW has made all those changes available to the public in a recent post on the company's website. The change list is in Japanese, but posters over at Dustloop are in the process of sharing translations in the character sub-forums.

    Wednesday
    Jan072015

    Japanese Street Fighter Alpha 3 Kumite Battles, Dramatic Battles & More by Vegas Cup

    If you need more Japanese Street Fighter Alpha in your life, check out this channel!

    Vegas Cup is dedicated to all things Street Fighter Alpha 3 (Street Fighter Zero 3 in Japan). They are known for uploading kumite sessions with a player fighting all characters in A3 and related events.

    After New Years Day 2015, the channel uploaded additional material including 2vs1 dramatic battle matches and play sessions of both the Alpha and Street Fighter II series of games.

    Some of the videos can be found after the jump! Make sure to subscribe to the channel for more Alpha 3 videos and follow on Twitter!

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    Tuesday
    Jan062015

    The Show That Sucks With Harrison And Honzo Gonzo Returns Tonight At 10pm PST!

    After a two week break we are back tonight! You can watch the show live starting at 10 p.m. PST on our Twitch channel.

    As always if you have questions for the show you can send them to Honzo Gonzo and myself on twitter anytime!

    Missed a previous show? Head over to our Podcast Section to checkout every show in YouTube or mp3 format.

    Blowing up the FGC one week at a time, The Show That Sucks is a weekly Podcast with Harrison, the streamer of IPLAYWINNER, and Honzo Gonzo, the worst person on the Internet.
    Tuesday
    Jan062015

    New Version of Korean Arcade Stick Makestick Pro Compatible on PlayStation 4

    One of Korea's arcade stick manufacturers has a model for the latest console generation.

    IST Solution's flagship Makestick Pro series of arcade sticks is available with PlayStation 4 compatibility. IST provides the newest version of the Makestick Pro in both wired and wireless builds. The wired version uses a custom PCB to switch between PS4 and PlayStation 3 modes. The wireless variant features a pad-hacked Dual Shock 4 controller installed with a Neutrik NAUSB feedthrough port for easy wired connectivity.

    Players who use Korean stick levers, IST can supply a Myoungshin Fanta or the Airbag Lever with every order. Japanese levers from Sanwa Denshi and Seimitsu are also available.

    To those planning to visit or stay in Korea anytime soon, you can order now.

    Tuesday
    Jan062015

    Super Desperation Radio Episode 343 Archive Online

    The first episode of Super Desperation Radio in 2015 is now available for watching on IPLAYWINNER'S YouTube channel.

    January means the start of a new season of fighting game major tournaments, and SDR talked about the upcoming Kumite in Tennessee, APEX and Frosty Faustings events that round out the month.

    Talk then briefly switched to the recent controversy over Patreon before moving on to the upcoming Cooperation Cup tournament for Street Fighter III: Third Strike in Japan.

    Later, the news that Tekken 7 is testing a method to allow both players to start on the first player side generated discussion and a bit of confusion, as did the roster of playable characters for the upcoming game.

    Super Desperation Radio is live every Monday at 6:30 p.m. PST on Twitch and YouTube.

    Tuesday
    Jan062015

    Curse Gaming Merges with Team Liquid

    Two pro gaming teams have decided to join forces as the former Curse Gaming will fold into Team Liquid. Former Curse owner Steve Arhancet will be known as "Liquid112" going forward, and will co-own Liquid with team founder Victor Goossens.

    "Across all games, Liquid is better equipped than ever to attract new recruits and treat our players better. We're able to cater better to our sponsors, and are able to provide better conditions for our staff. By doing all of this, we place ourselves right among the largest esports teams in the world," Goossens said in a statement.

    The new Team Liquid will include former Curse fighting game players Kashan "Chillindude" Khan, Juan Manuel "HungryBox" Debiedmad and Du "NuckleDu" Dang.

    Friday
    Jan022015

    Omen, Herald of Gargos, Coming to Killer Instinct

    In the most recent textual stream for Microsoft and Iron Galaxy's Killer Instinct, the new character Omen was announced as a bonus character for owners of Season 2 of KI. As a bonus character, Omen is not initially being offered separately and will instead be a gift to owners of the second season.

    Omen is based on the boss version of Shadow Jago, but has been redesigned to be its own separate entity. The post showed only a partial picture of Omen, showing a clawed wing and hand emitting energy. The character is also said to be "one of the best zoning characters in KI… situationally." Omen will be previewed in a gameplay stream and then a full trailer in the upcoming weeks.

    Hit the jump for a small overview of the character from Ultra-Combo.

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    Wednesday
    Dec312014

    Kung Lao Returning to Mortal Kombat X

    According to an article from a recent issue of Finnish gaming magazine Pelaaja, Kung Lao will be making his return in Mortal Kombat X.

    An image, which shows other confirmed fighters Quan Chi, Goro and Raiden, surfaced as the magazine's January issue made it into the hands of subscribers.

    One such player, AeroGrunt at Test Your Might, dedicated a thread to images from the magazine and a translation of pertinent information from the article. Some of that news includes new details on how online play will be handled in the new game.

    Hit the jump for the translations.

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