Dead or Alive 5 Tutorial Series Volume 1: The Basics by Emperor_Cow featuring Kayane

Emperor_Cow and his passion for creating useful content for fighting game players has been well documented. This time, he has begun work on a master tutorial series for Dead or Alive 5. The basics is the first volume and it is shown below.

Kayane has stepped in to do voicework for this video. The tutorial also moves along at a brisk pace so it's possible to learn the game very quickly. After the jump is the master video used for navigating all the tutorials once they are uploaded. After that video is a trailer which shows what you can expect from the rest of the series.

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Street Fighter X Mega Man will feature a secret boss and surprise at the end, new footage of Vega's stage and boss battle

Capcom-Unity put together a video that divulges details on how Street Fighter X Mega Man came into existence and the process of getting the game developed. Featured here are interviews with Svensson, Brelston and Seo Zong Hui that cover various information about the free Street Fighter and Mega Man cross over.

The guys at Capcom showcase a ton of footage of the game including new footage of Vega's boss battle and a bit of the fight against Urien. According to Brelston and Hui, Street Fighter X Mega Man will have a secret boss and we can expect a bit of a surprise at the end of the game.

Aquasilk, Kiryu Tsukimiya, Acqua, Ryukichikun, HJMxp and more - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online replays

YogaFlame24 returns with some excellent Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online replays. Featured here you will find such fighters as Acqua, Kiryu Tsukimiya, Aquasilk, Ryukichikun, HJMxp, Jyobin and more.
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Daigo Umehara's Arcadia magazine columns receive compilation book, coming to Japan in January

Daigo Umehara's Arcadia magazine columns receive compilation book, coming to Japan in January Since 2009, MCZ|Daigo Umehara has been writing his own columns for the monthly Japanese arcade gaming magazine Arcadia. It has recently been announced that Umehara's columns will be receiving their own compilation book.

The book will be titiled Umehara Column: Ken no Maki - Toushin ga Kimi ni Sazukeru Taisen Kakutou Game Jutsu, which according to Beast Note, translates too Umehara Column: The Scroll of Fist - God of Fighting teaches you the art of fighting game. The compilation will be released on January 31, 2013, and will contain all of Daigo's Arcadia work from the past 2 years with some added content supervised by the Beast himself.

The Umehara column book will retail for ¥ 998 and will contain a total of 112 pages. You can check it out here on Amazon Japan.

Via Beast Note.

Let's go Taffy! - Excellent Clayfighter 63 1/3 parry exhibition features Evo moment #37 reenactment

One of the more obscure fighting games we've seen in the history of the genre is Clayfighter 63 1/3. Many players skip over this title due to its appearance but this wacky fighter features some rather intricate game mechanics such as supers, insane combos and even parrying, much like Street Fighter 3 Third Strike.

Wingedyoshi created an exhibition a while back that shows off a ton of great parries with various characters on the roster. Towards the end of the video we get to see an awesomely hilarious reenactment of the classic Evo moment # 37 between MCZ|Daigo and EG|Justin Wong.

Who knew Bonker had parries like that...

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Capcom hopes Street Fighter X Mega Man scratches a certain type of itch for Mega Man fans, Chun-Li was most difficult to design

Capcom hopes Street Fighter X Mega Man scratches a certain type of itch for Mega Man fans, Chun-Li was most difficult to design Kotaku had the chance to ask a few questions about the recently announced fan-made crossover title Street Fighter X Mega Man to both Capcom's Christian Svensson and the game's creator, Seo Zong Hui. Svensson gives a bit of information on the release of SFxMM and the potential future of the Mega Man franchise while Hui speaks on how he got started with the game and details the design process a bit.

Check out a few bits from Kotaku's article below.

Is this game something that you expect to satisfy fan craving for new Mega Man games?

As a Mega Man fan, I'd hope that it's something that scratches one type of itch. A new game, with new mechanics, bosses and weapons is a great thing. Free is even better. That said, it is not meant to be the cure for all that ails Mega Man fans. For that to happen, I know we need something more.

What if it doesn't whet fans' appetite? What are Capcom's plans for a standalone Mega Man game?

Alas, on that front, I'll need to keep you in suspense. We're still having many conversations about the future of the franchise and I hope to have more news to share at some point during the 25th Anniversary celebrations in 2013.

After the jump you can check out a bit about the design process of Street Fighter X Mega Man from creator Seo Zong Hui.

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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale: Katt, Emmett and Heavenly Sword / Wipeout stage DLC preview from IGN

IGN recently got their hands on the two upcoming DLC characters for Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Katt from Gravity Rush and Emmett from Starhawk. In this 3 minute preview you get a detailed breakdown of the two character's playstyles, super moves and a look at the new Heavenly Sword / Wipeout mix up stage.

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Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 final balance changes update pt. 2 featuring Kazuya, Nina, King, Ogre, Heihachi and many more

Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 final balance changes update pt. 2 featuring Kazuya, Nina, King, Ogre, Heihachi and many more The latest Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 balance update developer blog was post this morning by Yuri over on Capcom-Unity.

This list focuses on the Tekken side of the roster and you will find changes for Kazuya, Nina, King, Marduk, Bob, Julia, Bryan, Steve, Yoshimitusu, Raven, Kuma, Heihachi, Asuka, Law, Paul, Xiaoyu and Ogre.

Below you can check out a few words from Ayano and the latest changes for the aforementioned characters. In case you missed them, you can check out part 1 of the changes here.

Greetings, fellow gamers! Tomoaki Ayano here!

Christmas is just around the corner! Climbing out of bed is getting more and more difficult because of the cold, but we have an update to finish for SFXTK and I’m determined to see it through!

Last week we detailed the changes for the Street Fighter side, so this week we’re going to introduce more of the final balance tweaks for the Tekken cast.

Kazuya
• Rising Uppercut (fastest input): Effect has changed to make it stand out.
• Sound effect changed to make it different from a regular Rising Uppercut.

• Standing MK: Damage changed from 30+30 (60) to 30+40 (70).

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Love of Florida 2012 charity live stream

Love of Florida 2012 charity live stream Geoff the Hero is holding a live charity tournament in Tallahassee, Florida today that is aimed at raising funds for Child's Play. The games and schedule are listed below, and are split into officially hosted tournaments and tournaments hosted by third parties.

Players in attendance include CEO's Jebailey, EMP|Nuckledu, CJTruth and the rest of the Florida crew. There will be a raffle for players at the venue and for the viewers of the stream to win prizes. The tournament is collecting donations during the time the stream is online.

Hit the jump to see the stream. The scheduling has been said to be very strict, so it's likely the tournament will be run on time.

Official Tournaments
12:00 PM - Guilty Gear
1:00 PM - Persona 4: Arena
2:00 PM - Tekken Tag Tournament 2
3:00 PM - King of Fighters XIII
3:00 PM - Super Turbo
4:00 PM - SSFIV Arcade Edition 2012
6:00 PM - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
9:00 PM - Streamed Money Matches/Rivalries
11:00 PM - Mystery Tournament

Non-official Tournaments
11:00 AM - Skullgirls
12:00 PM - Dead Or Alive 5
4:00 PM - Street Fighter x Tekken
10:00 PM - Playstation All-Stars

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Persona 4 Arena wins Destructoid's best fighting game of 2012 award

Persona 4 Arena wins Destructoid's best fighting game of 2012 award In a awarding that came as a surprise, Persona 4 Arena took top honors in a community-run poll at Destructoid, one of the most popular gaming sites currently in action. The other fighting games competing against it were:
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Skullgirls
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
This is not the first award for Persona 4 Arena as it also won the best fighting game of 2012 at the Spike VGAs.

Since both of these awards have been samples of community polls, public opinion seems to have accepted that Persona 4 Arena is a truly standout fighting game. Combining this with the game's great reviews on launch and the high attendance of players at major tournaments and it appears that Persona 4 Arena is truly the standout fighting game of 2012.

Given these awards and opinions, we would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike OE and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HDR finals from Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Final tournament

The guys at Capcom have finished uploading all of the finals for all of the games hosted at the Street Fighter Grand Finals Tournament held this past weekend in Northern California.

Below are the winners, losers and grand finals sets for both Street Fighter 3 Third Strike and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HDR featuring MCZ|Tokido, EG|Momochi, MOV, Afro Legends, John Choi and Damdai.

Hit the jump to see more, or you can check out the full playlist for all four games here.

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Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.1 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 results and stream archive

Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.1 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 results and stream archive Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

Level|Up returns tonight with The Runback 6.1 and will be streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Tonight's stream will kick off at 9:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 a.m. GMT.

The games being featured at tonight's event include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Dead or Alive 5 Plus - Hits PS Vita in North America on March 19, 2013

The newly launched website for Dead or Alive 5 Plus on the PS Vita, reveals it's North American release date of March 19, 2013.

DoA5+ will feature some of the common controls for fighting games on handhelds that will let you trigger moves with it's simple taps, swipes, and pinches on your opponent.

Dead or Alive 5 Plus will have a 1st person view mode along with an expanded frame data option, Tecmo Koei recently stated in a press release. See below for a rundown of notable details about the upcoming PlayStation Vita version.

• DoA5+ will have touch screen controls, taking advantage of the PlayStation Vita's front and rear screens so users can tap, swipe and pinch to trigger a variety of moves.

• Playing vertically in first person mode will utilize the Vita's motion sensor and offer a full-screen view of the opponent.

• The frame data option will have an advanced mode, which has as much as twice the information displayed in the previous version.

• The game is expected to be out on March 20, 2013 in Japan, but a release date for other locations hasn't been revealed yet.

Via Joystiq. Sent in by skyrimer.

SuperBot: We believe it’s important to give players enough time to explore the game and find their own counters to seemingly dominant strategies

SuperBot: We believe it’s important to give players enough time to explore the game and find their own counters to seemingly dominant strategies SuperBot Entertainment has posted a FAQ over on their Tumblr. This covers some of the important questions that have been coming up as of late from character balance, freezing glitches, arcade sticks not working and more.

Here is a small excerpt, check out the full story over on the Tumblr

—Kratos/PaRappa/Jak etc. are overpowered. Can you please nerf them?

Balance is hugely important to us, and we have spent a great deal of our development time balancing the gameplay between all of the characters. However, we also believe it’s important to give players enough time to explore the game and find their own counters to seemingly dominant strategies. Releasing balance patches too quickly can stifle that creativity, so we’re taking a more steady, patient approach when it comes to character tuning.

We shall continue to gather telemetry data from the millions of online matches being played. If any of the characters are shown to be greatly overpowered, it will be readily apparent, and we will make adjustments as needed.

—Fat Princess’ Villagers freeze in the air forever after laying a bomb.
—On Heihachi’s level 2 super, Kuma does his little dance then freezes after finishing the super.


This is a known issue with PAL and should be addressed in Patch 1.04.

Tip sent in by jtir123.

Tokido, Infiltration and Sethlolol Street Fighter X Tekken final sets from Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Grand Finals

The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary series recently came to a conclusion up in Northern California and with it, we saw some incredible matches. Capcom has uploaded the Street Fighter X Tekken finals onto their Official Street Fighter YouTube channel.

Below will be the winners, losers and grand finals sets between MCZ|Tokido, WW|Infiltration and KS|Sethlolol.

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