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Interview With Korean Tekken Player Only Practice By Tekken Mura

Here is another interview on Japanese-Korean Tekken collaborative site Tekken Mura! It's Korea's most recognized Lars/Leo/Nina player!

Only Practice is the latest subject interviewed on the site. Japanese player Shana asked OP about his origins in competitive Tekken, character choices and recent competitive experiences with Korean and Japanese players.

The translated interview by Flying Wonkey of Avoiding the Puddle can be found here! An excerpt is available after the jump!

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Details On Dedicated Ultra Street Fighter IV Arena At Dreamhack Summer 2014

Here are the latest details on what's in store for Ultra Street Fighter IV at the next iteration of Dreamhack Summer!

Dreamhack Summer 2014 in Jönköping, Sweden will feature a dedicated Ultra Street Fighter IV arena that can seat up to 300 people. With help from WorstGiefEver of Armshouse, some of the more notable matches will be streamed on the arena's main stage with commentary from players Necromina and Logan Sama.

From June 14-15, the tournament has a total prize pot of 50,000 SEK ($7,500) for the top four competitors. Dreamhack Summer also serves as a tier 2 Capcom Pro Tour qualifier with first place can earn 128 points in order to qualify for Capcom Cup later this year.

More information behind the arena can be found here. If you are planning to attend Dreamhack Summer 2014, you can register for the USFIV tournament now!


New Info On Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Migrating From Games For Windows Live To Steamworks

With the Games For Windows Live service ending and plans to transition to Steamworks, Capcom provided details for owners of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition on PC.

People who bough AE on either Games For Windows Live/Retail or Steam will be transferring from GFWL built in the game to Steamworks. This change will alllow players to continue playing online as well as upgrade to Ultra Street Fighter IV on Aug. 9, 2014.

Steam owners will see the game automatically update with allowing them to transfer their save data to the new version. GFWl users will be able to migrate after inputting their registration code to Steam. For downloadable content, Steam users will be able to keep their content while GFWL players wont be able to continue using the content after the migration.

You can read the full breakdown on Capcom!


The Show That Sucks #80 With Harrison and Honzo Gonzo Tonight at 10pm PST

Tonight we will be talking about UFGT, who you should be playing in Ultra Street Fighter 4 next Tuesday and maybe a Honzo story or two. You can watch the show live starting at 10pm PST on our Channel.

Watch the show and have a question? Send it to Honzo Gonzo or Myself on twitter.

Missed last weeks show? Head over to our Podcast Section and check out ever 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.


Digital Distribution For Persona 4 Arena In Europe Currently Handled By Atlus

The Persona 4 fighter in Europe is back with its original company following a controversial publishing period.

Siliconera reports that developer and publisher Atlus now has digital distribution rights to Persona 4 Arena in Europe following the game's removal from the PlayStation Store on May 22, 2014. There is currently no reason behind this acquisition. The game can still be found in retail stores across Europe and downloaded in PSS if already owned.

P4A in Europe was originally handled by English publisher Zen United. After the summer 2012 releases in Japan and North America, P4A in Europe was hit with delays until it eventually came out in May 2013.

There is also no information whether or not Atlus will be involved in publishing its upcoming followup, Persona 4 Ultimax, in the region.


Donation Drive To Send GuttsCL To EVO 2014

The King of Fighters XIII's community technician wants to go to EVO and here is your chance to help!

Chile's Gutts, creator of many technical and tutorial videos for KOFXIII, has a donation drive for him to attend EVO 2014 and compete with the rest of the world in the game. In order to get to Las Vegas, Gutts needs $1000 to cover a majority of his plane fees.

The donation page can be found on Orochinagi and it has garnered more than quarter of proceeds. Players can also donate directly.

You can find more of Gutts' technical videos over on his YouTube channel!


Archive Of Super Smash Bros. Melee MLG Qualifier Pat's House 2 By Clash Tournaments

One of the last MLG Anaheim qualifiers for Super Smash Bros. Melee concluded and Clash Tournaments uploaded matches from the event.

Pat's House 2 took place at the University of California: San Diego and served as one of the nine qualifying events for the MLG Pro Circuit for Melee.

From May 24-26, 2014, Pat's House 2 featured strong Melee competition from the west coast as well as folks out of state such as Hungrybox, Mew2King, Westballz, Shroomed and Fly Amanita.

The playlist after the jump features both singles and doubles matches throughout the tournament!

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Ultra Street Fighter IV Console Release Character Changes Announced

With Ultra Street Fighter IV coming real soon to consoles, Capcom revealed what's to come for all of the characters in this upcoming version.

Peter "Combofiend" Rosas revealed the change log for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of USFIV. The log is based on changes from Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012 to USFIV.

While mostly similar to the Japanese arcade release, the console version of USFIV will include special changes for various characters. The changes were first introduced during location test in various worldwide tournaments including Northwest Majors and Stunfest.

The substantial change log for all of the characters from AE2012 can be found after the jump! The upgraded edition of Ultra Street Fighter IV will be available for download on June 3 and 4 on PS3 and 360 respectively.

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Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold Sho Minazuki Trailer, Screenshots Of Ken Amada & Koromaru

Courtesy of FamitsuBoth a trailer for Sho Minazuki and screenshots of a new character premiering in the console version of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax/The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold have been revealed.

Atlus continues their weekly character trailer series with Sho Minazuki. Premiered in P4AU, Sho is presented in the trailer in his solo form; he is also playable with a persona named Tsukuyomi.

The next major reveal for the console version of P4AU is Ken Amada from Persona 3. With Ken's dog companion Koromaru, they are equipped with personas Kala-Nemi and Cerberus receptively. Both will have their own shadow versions which will be revealed in the future.

The Sho trailer is found after the jump and screenshots of Ken and Koromaru are on Famitsu!

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Why Me Dojo? XII Results and Replays

Why Me Dojo held its 12th tournament last night hosting Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition and Super Smash Brothers Melee.  We had MMG El Cubano Loco, Brass, Joshy D, Pray For Victory, Doug The Thug, Sheridan, Sage and many more come through to yesterdays tournament. 

Why Me Dojo is held at 133 Copeland Street in Petaluma.

If you missed the stream and want to catch the replays you can head over Channel to catch Part 1 and Part 2 of the broadcast.  


SSF4 AE 2012 | Super Smash Bro. Melee


The Show That Sucks #79 With Harrison and Honzo Gonzo Tonight at 10pm PST

This week we will be talking about Capcops cracking down, Why Me Dojo? XII, Youtube possibly buying Twitch and much more. Check out the show live on our Channel starting at 10pm PSt.

Have a question for the show? Send them to (Myself) Harrison and Honzo Gonzo on Twitter!

If you missed last weeks show head over to our Podcast Section and check out every show in Youtube and 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.


Nintendo Releases Details on Smash Invitational at E3

Last month, Nintendo announced the first-ever company-organized Super Smash Bros. tournament, to take place during Electronic Entertainment Expo 2014. Not only is this the first Nintendo-run Smash tournament, but it will also be the first tournament for the upcoming Super Smash Bros for Wii U, the next iteration in their acclaimed franchise. Nintendo has shed some light on information regarding the tournament to help people get a bit more excited as E3 2014 inches closer.

There will be "16 highly-skilled Super Smash Bros. players" participating in Super Smash Bros. Invitational, although none have been named so far. The tournament will be hosted on Tuesday, June 10, starting at 4:00 p.m. PST, and will be streamed on both Twitch's E3 channel and Nintendo's Twitch channel. Nintendo also says that "the tournament will also be shown" on their YouTube channel.

For those looking to spectate the tournament in person, the invitational will be held at the Nokia Theater. Wristbands will be required for entry, and only 3,000 wristbands will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis. Wristband distribution will happen at the Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles at 9:30 a.m. PST on the day of the tournament.


Crowdfunding Fighting Games The Chainsaw Incident & Within Currently Active

In the crowdfunding scene, there are two fighting games aiming to recieve enough backing from contributors on Kickstarter.

ORiGO GAMES' The Chainsaw Incident, is a cartoon fantasy fighting game featuring a dark fantasy graphical style and a unique take on comboing. $275,000 is the minimum fixed funding goal with the aim for eight characters and stages available for the PC and PlayStation 4 beta versions. The goal, with a deadline on May 30, will also help turn The Chainsaw Incident into a full time project.

Within by DESTINYbit, made for mobile devices, implements a card system for players to modify a character's performance in a match. Within needs $28,000 to reach their minimum goal by June 15 and Any stretch goals, including ports on PC and Mac, will be mentioned onces the initial goal succeeds.

You can find more information about both games in the links above!


Super Desperation Radio Episode 314 Archive Online

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

The big story on everyone's mind this week is the potential sale of Twitch to YouTube, and the cast weighed in with thoughts and potential eventualities surrounding the sale and what it would mean for both the FGC and normal content producers on YouTube and Twitch.

But while that was the biggest news, the crew started off talking about the inagural Super Desperation Open on May 16. The GGPO tournament, which this time featured Breakers Revenge, was a success and SDR thanked IEBattlegrounds' Armando Gonzalez for donating the first prize and advertising the event. 

Later, other topics expanded to UFGTX and the forthcoming StrongStyle 5 in September.

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


Japanese Arcade Leaderboards For Ultra Street Fighter IV By SSF4 Ranking

To players curious about who is doing well in Ultra Street Fighter IV in Japan, there is a database!

Compiled by French player Kyosuke, he updated his website SSF4 Ranking with the current leaderboards in Japan. Daigo Umehara, Kazunoko, Nemo, Jyobin, Amiyu, GamerBee are among the top 100 players featured.

Along with the battle points ranking list, Kyosuke also included character-specific leaderboards and a list of the players who collected the most battle points with one or more characters used with their NESiCAxLive card.

The leaderboards for USFIV, as well as additional lists, can be found here!


Latest Humble Daily Bundle Features Guilty Gear Isuka, Vanguard Princess & Blade Symphony

The Humble Bundle continues its daily series with a fighting game-specific bundle.

The seventh day of the 14-day long Humble Daily Bundle series features Guilty Gear Isuka, Vanguard Princess and Blade Symphony. Different from most Guilty Gear games, Isuka features special mechanics to accommodate matches for up to four players. Vanguard Princess is a doujin fighting game that was accepted into the Steam Greenlight program. Blade Symphony is a tactical 3D sword combat game using the Source engine.

For donating any amount of money before the next bundle, you will recieve GG Isuka, Vanguard Princess is obtainable when paying more than the overall average and Blade Symphony will be available for contributors who donates $10 or more. All three games can be played through Steam.

The "Melee" bundle is available now until Tuesday!


Stream Archive Of French Tournament Series Republic of Fighters 3 By Armshouse

Republic of Fighters 3 in Paris, France, concluded and for those who missed the tournament, check out the massive archive of the many games featured.

James "WorstGiefEver" Bardolph of Armshouse managed the English portion of the ROF3 stream featuring the finals for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Ver. 2012, The King of Fighters XIII, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee and more!

Players including Dieminion, Luffy, Will2Pac, Ryan Hart, AO, Armada and more attended ROF. Results from ROF3 can be found here!

You can find the playlists for all games featured on the Armshouse YouTube channel!


Capcom Releasing Balance Change Videos for USF4

With Ultra Street Fighter IV just on the horizon, Capcom Fighters is putting out a series of videos regarding the differences in each character. Although the videos do not show off all the changes that will be implemented in the new iteration, it does show the highlighted changes in action, giving players a visual representation of how some of the changes will affect their characters.

Currently there are videos for only a handful of the cast, but it seems more videos like these will be released as the console release date of the game, which was recently revealed as June 3, gets closer.

Also revealed at the end of the videos is a new frame data app made by BradyGames. The app will be downloadable on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store alongside the console release of Ultra Street Fighter 4.


YouTube To Buy Twitch for $1 Billion, Sources Say

Variety is reporting that YouTube will be buying streaming site for more than $1 billion, according to sources close to the deal. The deal would be the biggest in the history of YouTube, which was purchased by Google in 2006.

Sources also claim that Google is readying for a fight with U.S. regulators, who may challenge the deal on anticompetitive grounds.

Given YouTube's current offering of streaming services, it is unclear how the deal would affect Twitch, and there is no other information pertaining to YouTube's treatment of Twitch and its employees at this time.


Why Me Dojo? XII: Twelve - Monday After Super Desperation Radio (5/19)

Why Me Dojo? will be hosting its 12th tournament this Monday after Super Desperation Radio. Why Me Dojo? hosts Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012 and Super Smash Brothers Melee. Players in attendance will be Hoodaman, Pray For Victory, Brass, Magic Man, Harrison, Doug The Thug, Sheridan, Sage and many more!

Entry fee is only $1 to encourage players of all skill levels to come and compete. Each game is $4 to enter. The venue opens up for casuals starting at 7pm PST and tournaments will start at 8pm PST.  SSF4 AE 2012 will be held on XBOX 360 and SSBM will be help on gamecube/wii.  

If you can't make it out to the tournament we will be streaming the event live on our Channel at 8pm PST. Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook as well as keeping your web browser bookmarked to IPLAYWINNER for news and upcoming events!

For more information on registration fees and tournament rules, check out the event's Facebook page. Why Me Dojo? is located at 133 Copeland St., Petaluma, Calif. 94952.

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