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Svensson expresses feelings about PlayStation Network outage

Svensson expresses feelings about PlayStation Network outage Capcom's Christian Svensson hit the Unity Boards to talk quite a bit about how the PlayStation Networking being down his impacted their business, also clarifying how it may affect the upcoming release of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition.

How do you feel about the people hacking the PlayStation Network?

Svensson: I'm frustrated and upset by it for a number of reasons.

As a consumer, I also play games online on PS3, which I can't do... and likely my personal information is also compromised. Secondly I like to buy things in the PlayStation store and that I can't do right now.

On a related note, as an executive responsible for running a business, the resulting outage obviously costing us hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars in revenue that were planned for within our budget. These are funds we rely on to bring new games to market for our fans.

In short, the hackers appear to be trying to "punish" Sony for some perceived injustice, and they've been effective in that I suppose. But they're also punishing millions of other consumers and businesses which makes it impossible to be sympathetic to their "cause".

What's worse, the PSN hacking or all of the leaked information about your games?

Svensson: They are both highly detrimental to our business. Hard to say which causes more financial impact, but both hurt.

Advanced C. Viper Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo by Desk showing hands

Desk's latest video is an advanced C. Viper combo showing the hands and stick while it's being executed in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. If you stick around, it shows the same combo being executed full screen. A transcript should be up in the near future on the site linked above.

Submitted by Oroku_Saki and Shffl.

Parry and combo highlight video for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike

AGTool uploaded a new video showing some combo and parry highlights in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike. There are some really entertaining moments in this clip, but about halfway through, there's a random NSFW moment.

Team Resident Evil combo video for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Caj814 has a new video running through several combos with Chris, Jill and Wesker in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Submitted by Dominicanboy149.

Power Up 2011 YouTube replays for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 & MK9

Team Sp00ky put up YouTube replays from Power Up 2011 up on to YouTube. Here are links to playlists for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat 9. If you missed them the first go round, you can check out the results and more details about the event. Here are a few replays from the top 8 of MvC3 to get you going.

Marvel Super Heroes combo video by izumojinX

Following up on his earlier Children of the Atom combo videos, izumojinX released a new combo video featuring characters from Marvel Super Heroes.

Tip sent in by gailking.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Zero Raikousen mixups by CIaSSlc

Classic sent in a quick video showing some setups for Zero's Raikousen in MvC3. For those unfamiliar, Raikousen is Zero's teleport move where he summons a lightning bolt that can cross up the opponent. Teleport moves are very strong in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 so this is an important watch for Zero players.

Also sent in by brosephmcchill.

Oni guide for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition uploaded

Oni guide for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition uploaded The guide to Oni, the final guide for the new characters coming to Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, has been completed.

It contains information on all his special moves, Ultras and command normals. Oni is a pretty unique character that reminds me a bit of a cross between Sakura and Gouken. Regarding his new tools, I believe them to be good. However, his poor fireball really hampers his long-range poke game, so you'll have to get into range to harass people with his command normals.

Here's a piece from the intro.

Oni is a tool-based character with a large amount of options at his disposal to engage fighters. He has a great mixup game (especially when he has EX) along with a very confusing reset game. Oni can really command the pace of a match with his Demon Palm and Air Hadou Dash while controlling space with his command normals. Both of his Ultras are very useful and powerful which add another component to his great utility game.

Oni has very poor reversal options though with a dragon punch that can't be FADC'd on block. His backdash is also poor, traveling very little distance. Oni's long-range offense is weak with a sub-par fireball game that can be easily avoided or punished. Lastly, Oni really needs meter to do any sort of significant damage, making him very dependent on it.

It was completed to the best of my ability using match videos, developer blogs and the AE cabinet at University Pinball Arcade.

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition PC 25% off deal by Direct2Drive

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition PC 25% off deal by Direct2Drive Direct2Drive has just posted a deal for the PC version or SSF4: Arcade Edition. If you're waiting for the PC release of this game, then this is a great way to save some money.

Simply visit this link and enter the code SIZZLE when checking out with your copy. It should deduct around 10$ from the price of the game.

For those who do not remember, the DLC release date for AE is June 7th. The disc retail date for the Xbox 360 and PS3 is June 28th. The PC release has a tentative "July 2011" release date.

Super Street Fighter 4 Juri combo video by MetallicMike

An anonymous poster sent in this great combo video for Juri created by MetallicMike. In it, he shows off a lot of fantastic combos using Juri's Feng Shui Engine.

Community news roundup for May 7, 2011

Community news roundup for May 7, 2011

• A player by the name of C-Royd put together some great tutorials on certain aspects of Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. Since the Online Edition of Third Strike is coming up on the horizon, these videos are really a must-watch to understand this complex game. Sent in by Fawaz.

• BitMob wrote up and sent in a humor article where E.Honda laments the inclusion of Akuma in Street Fighter 2 and his derivatives in other games. Sent in by Chris Hoadley.

• LoneNazo created a video showing how Trish's Peekaboo trap can be used to start the DHC Glitch. For those who don't know, the DHC Glitch is a trick in the game engine that resets all damage and hitstun scaling. More information about it can be found from trag's video here.

• GameSpot UK recently announced that Capcom will have a booth set up at MCM Expo London for those who want to try out Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition. Note sent in by glitchIA.

Finished version of E. Honda's bath house by Jordan Walker

Artist Jordan Walker has finished his reimagining of E. Honda's bath house from the Street Fighter 2 series. He pointed out these new photos of how the project turned out.

Just for comparison here's how Honda's stage looks, and to go a little random, some graffiti an artist did depicting his stage.


Click images for larger versions

If you want to see more of Jordan's work on the bathhouse or his other projects, make sure you check out his website.

Ibuki Super Street Fighter 4 combo and resets video by Prophecie

Stiffler2100 noticed a new Ibuki Super Street Fighter 4 combo and resets video by Prophecie. This is a short clip, just a bit over a minute long, but Prophecie makes the best of it packing a lot of stuff inside the short time span. There's also an odd hit box exhibition at the end.

Cross Counter: Power Up 2011 wrap-up with Ian Cofino

Gootecks and Mike Ross discuss some of the drama that took place at Power Up 2011 on the latest episode of Cross Counter. Ian Cofino, the main guy behind the I Got Next documentary, joins the duo to weigh in as well.

Capcom has terrific year financially, net income up 257%

Capcom has terrific year financially, net income up 257% Capcom announced in a press release this evening that they had one heck of a year financially, and set new records for net sales, operating income, ordinary income and net income, exceeding previous estimates.

While the dollars and cents here won't interest most fans of their fighting games, it's actually very good news as it means the company has been performing well and means more content coming down the pike in the future. Here are a few things of note from the release.

• Marvel vs. Capcom 3 sold 2 million units.

• Super Street Fighter IV shipped 1.6 million units.

• While the market conditions remained weak for arcade game machines, this business segment saw the video game machine "Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition" perform solidly.

What should fans make of this? Capcom isn't going away any time soon, and at a recent meeting they stated the future is bright for their fighting games.

With these kind of numbers backing them, expect to keep seeing Capcom creating more games in this genre.


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