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Shadowloo Showdown 2012 teaser trailer by Bosslogic

Fresh off the success of Shadowloo Showdown 2011 which featured a huge lineup of talented players, the trailer for Shadowloo Showdown 2012 was released today courtesy of Bosslogic's work.

Tip from Rafael2587 and Burnout.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Marvel was very attentive to Dr. Strange's details

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Marvel was very attentive to Dr. Strange's details Niitsuma has revealed in a short piece with Kotaku that the inclusion of Dr. Strange was caused by the question of how the villains from Strange's respective universe could appear in the game without Strange himself making it in.

He also talks about how Marvel paid attention to detail after he was approved for inclusion. Everything from special moves to hand movement was scrutinized. A piece of the article is included below.

When Capcom got the approval to include Dr. Strange in the fighter, that OK came with a surprising amount of hand-holding from the comic maker, [Niitsuma] said.

"With Dr. Strange, Marvel had some very special requests," he said. "They wanted him to do this this and this. It was very specific what they wanted him to do."

Niitsuma said that Marvel has never been that specific in the past.

"Dr. Strange had the most specific requests they ever made," he said. "It was just unreal; what moves he had; what sort of hand gestures. Very specific."

He said the comic publisher even sent along illustrations showing exact hand positions for Dr. Strange to use in the game.

"There were some bits and pieces we couldn't do," Niitsuma said. "There were some moves we had to counter-offer something else, and satisfy their needs for specific things in different ways."

Tip from AlexMLynch.

GiantBomb interviews Noah and Royalflush

GiantBomb interviews Noah and Royalflush GiantBomb recently set up a phone interview with Noah, the 8-year-old prodigy who managed to crack top 48 in MvC3 at EVO 2011. They also included Royalflush in the interview while discussing what it's like to fight in front of a crowd versus playing at home. You can catch a snip of the interview below and the rest of the discussion is on their website.

I found my journalistic skills put to the test earlier this week. No one taught me how to interview an 8-year-old.

I start my conversation with Noah Solis, the 8-year-old who surprised everyone by ranking in the top 48 at the Evo Championship Series 2011 this year playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3, on simple footing.

How'd you get into fighting games?

"It was fun," he responded. The phone goes silent, as I wait for something more. Nothing. It's quiet.

Okay, maybe we're just getting warmed up. How did you decide you wanted to be competitive?

"I beat everybody!" he said definitively.

This back-and-forth continues for another minute or two.

Were you always playing against your friends and beating them? "Yes!"

Is Marvel vs. Capcom 3 your favorite fighting game? "No!"

So, what is your favorite fighting game? "Super Street Fighter IV."

Who's your favorite character? "Bison." How come you like Bison? "His purple hand."

What was it like to go to Evo and play against all these people who were older than you? Was that fun? "Yes!"

Tip from Rafael2487.

Runnin' Sets Ep 8: Flash Metroid vs. Mike Ross - Super Street Fighter 4 AE pt. 2

Part 2 of Mike Ross (E. Honda) and Flash Metroid's (Zangief) Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition set was posted by the Cross Counter team.

Submitted by YourBoiBlu, Crippinoy and Red Power01.

GodsGarden #4 details, player list and stream information

GodsGarden #4 details, player list and stream information SF4Maniac was kind enough to type up the details for GodsGarden #4 for everyone to check out. This is a major SSF4 AE tournament featuring tons of great players from Japan and other regions, including MCZ|Daigo Umehara, Poongko, MCZ|Mago, eLive|RF and EVO 2011 winner, Fuudo.

This tournament will take place on August 20, 2011. Here's a run down of the players participating and the groups they'll be placed in.

Invited Players: MCZ|Daigo Umehara (Yun), eLive|RF (Sagat), Haitani (Makoto), HORI|Sako (Yang), KOK (Fei Long), Uryo (Sakura), MCZ|Tokido (Akuma), Fuudo (Fei Long), YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim), Nemo (Yang), Kazunoko (Yun), EG|Momochi (Yun)

Notable players in the groups:

Group A: Poongko (Seth), Eita (Akuma), Shungoku Neurosis (M. Bison), Joe (C.Viper), Ueto Aya (Chun-Li)

Group B: Mago (Fei Long), Nekosuke (Yun), Kyoku (Yang), Kiryu Tsukimiya (Guy), 1P (Ken), BIGDUNMUL (Makoto), Strip fighter4 (Dan)

Group C: Dogura (M.Bison), Acqua(Yang), Binbinman (Yun), Tetra (Yang), Hanamaruki (Sagat), Hydebuffy (Adon), Kindevu (Evil Ryu)

Group D: Banbaban (Yun), Bonchan (Sagat), NISHIKIN (Blanka)

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Weekly event listings August 19 - 25, 2011

Weekly event listings August 19 - 25, 2011 If you have an event you'd like to submit, you can add it into the Events area of the forums or you can send it in via the Contact Us form.

• Japan: GodsGarden #4, August 20. Some of the world's best Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition players will be going head to head in this monster of a tournament, including MCZ|Daigo Umehara, Poongko and Fuudo. Live video feed on uStream, 1 a.m. PDT start time.

• London, United Kingdom: Fight Club UK, August 20.

• New York, New York: Samsung Experience SSF4 AE tourney, August 20 - 21.

• Manila, Philippines: P2D Presents: Indestructible 2011, August 20.

• Brooklyn, New York: Guard Crush 22, August 24. Live stream by Team Sp00ky, 7 p.m. EDT start time.

• Houston, Texas: Planet Zero SBO SSF4 AE Qualifiers, August 20.

• Rancho Cucamonga, California: SSF4 AE RanBat 2.2, August 20. Live stream on Justin.tv, 2 p.m. PDT start time. Also, I.E Saturday Night BattleGrounds, August 20, 6 p.m. PDT start time. Also streamed on Justin.tv.

• Stratford, Connecticut: MvC3,SSF4 AE, MK9 $20 tourney at Gaming ETC, August 21.

• Online, Xbox 360: Salt Proof 2.0 Online Tournament, August 20. Streamed on Twitch.tv, 6 p.m. CDT start time.

• Long Beach, California: 2GG Season 2 Finale CSULB, August 20.

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Capcom reveals location test schedule for Super Street Fighter 4 AE v.2012

Capcom reveals location test schedule for Super Street Fighter 4 AE v.2012 Capcom has announced the location test changes for version 2012 of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. All of the locations are not surprisingly being held in Japan at various arcades. Staff members will be accepting feedback on the changes made to the game there by the players.

Here's a rundown from the official site.

Location Test #1
August 26 - 27, 2011
Venue: Sega Avion Amusement Space

Location Test #2
August 28, 2011
Venue: Big Box

Location Test #3
September 2 - 4, 2011
Venue: Plaza Capcom Kichijyoji

Unless you're living oversees, or plan on traveling there, you won't be able to take advantage of this information, but reports should be hitting the internet later this month with more information about what Capcom has added and taken away from SSF4 AE.

Also, we were previously told that the free balance patch would be released some time in the fall or winter time, so this helps give some context to when we might see the update.

If you'd like to talk with other EventHubs forum members about potential changes, hit this thread. We'll be sending it to Capcom, so it's a good spot to leave your feedback.

Super Street Fighter 4 AE: Plaza Capcom Cup and GodsGarden highlights

Ov3rheadGreg uploaded the Plaza Capcom Cup grand finals match for everyone to view and also some GodsGarden highlighted matches as well. The Capcom Cup took place not too long ago and had a good showing of top players in Japan. Be sure to hit the jump for the GodsGarden highlights.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Dr. Strange and Nemesis examination by Cross Counter

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Dr. Strange and Nemesis examination by Cross Counter An examination of Dr. Strange and Nemesis was posted up on Cross Counter's website. Its pretty in-depth and goes over all of their first impressions of the two new characters. They cover all of their moves when it comes to what they do and their functionality. Here's a snip from the article.

Dr. Strange

For the past few months, I've heard several Phoenix player say that, if Phoenix had normal, or near-normal, health, and couldn't go Dark, they'd actually prefer it. It seems that Capcom took some of that into account when making Strange. He looks almost like a "fair" Dark Phoenix. Projectiles, teleports, huge supers...let's look at everything.

Nemesis

After explaining Dr. Strange, Nemesis seems a bit lackluster. However, he has some very strong, functional tricks up his hulking, infected sleeve, and I have a feeling he will be a replacement for characters on a LOT of people's teams, most notably She-Hulk and Wesker players (provided they don't overhaul their team / playstyle completely).

Tip sent in by Rafael2487 and GoukiRocha.

Salty Conflict Online, Peaceful Jay Super Street Fighter 4 AE tourney stream

Salty Conflict Online, Peaceful Jay Super Street Fighter 4 AE tourney stream The Salty Conflict Online is running again tonight and it will be starting at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT. This is a weekly Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition tournament hosted on Xbox Live and ran by Peaceful Jay. The winner takes home $100 for getting 1st place.

Players competing in tonight's tournament include 801 Strider, Noah The Prodigy (playing under the gamertag qualy), AquaSilk, DRS|NashFan, German Luger, EMP|Hiro and Chris Hu, among others.

Check out the live stream by hitting the jump.

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Capcom took some liberties with Hugo in Street Fighter X Tekken

Capcom took some liberties with Hugo in Street Fighter X Tekken Capcom took some liberties with implementing Hugo into Street Fighter X Tekken, since he hadn't appeared in a fighting game of theirs in nearly 10 years. But Ibuki on the other hand will play close to how she did in SSF4 AE, Yoshinori Ono told GameSpot in a recent interview.

Yoshinori also mentions that Raven, from the Tekken universe, is somewhat akin to Cammy and Fei Long in SFxT, along with a few other subjects. Here's a snip to get you started.

We began our session by sampling Ibuki and Hugo. As we played, Ono revealed that the team at Capcom has two very different approaches for adapting these characters. Hugo, who hasn't appeared in a game in nearly 10 years, probably isn't too well remember by a lot of fans, he said. Therefore, the team has taken some extra liberties in adjusting his character--including new moves utilizing the floor and walls.

Capcom took a more conservative approach to Ibuki's adaptation. Ono revealed that she will play very closely to her Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition incarnation, and that the level of familiarity fans have with a character heavily influences the amount of change that character receives. That being said, he also noted that the team would like to work in a few attacks utilizing her pet raccoon/partner-in-crime.

On the Tekken side of the roster we got our hands on Raven and Kuma. When asked which Street Fighter character Raven played like, Ono chose Cammy and Fei Long--but with more options thanks to his command throws and teleport moves. He also noted that, in this version of the game, Raven is one of the most powerful characters in the game and will be "one to concentrate on in balancing." Kuma was described as a powerhouse character, similar to Hugo. However, the thing Ono was most excited to talk about was its flatulence-based super--a humiliating technique to save for your worst rivals.

Crazy vanilla PC Street Fighter 4 mod

If you're a fan of crazy PC modifications, check out this video by J312 for vanilla Street Fighter 4. It uses new skins, swaps out voices, uses the announcer from Street Fighter Alpha 3, plus adds in the Koryuu Edition mod to give the fighters all sorts of crazy abilities, and there are other random changes thrown in too.

Tip from Sinisterslam.

Super Street Fighter 4 AE: "God Save the Combo" Evil Ryu video by LordofUltima

LordofUltima has uploaded a work that he teased several days ago. He goes over a ton of juggle options and basic combos while wrapping it up an incredible style.

Tip from an anonymous submitter.

Korean SBO qualifier video featuring Poongko

Poongko recently attended the Korean SBO qualifiers, and while he managed to fight his way through the initial part of the tournament he met some resistance in the losers bracket. You can check more videos of the qualifier on KingofTekken6's channel.

Tip from MAKAVELI2004.

David_Sirloin's Dante article wins August Marvel vs. Capcom 3 guide contest

David_Sirloin's Dante article wins August Marvel vs. Capcom 3 guide contest David_Sirloin, interesting name withstanding, has taken the MvC3 Guide Contest 50$ prize for the month of August with his excellently written Dante article.

You'll find a breakdown of Dante's normal and special moves along with a great list of combos to get you going. He also includes general strategy tips.

Another $50 prize will be awarded to the best overall guide for the month of September as well, so you can hit the forums and start working on your submissions now. Make sure that if you create a guide, that you do it under the character's specific subforum.

Please use the subject Your_Username's MvC3 guide for Character for the guide header. This will make it easier to keep track of each guide on the various character sections. Also this competition will continue into the future, but a person who has won before cannot win again. In the future a big overall prize will be handed out and everyone will be eligible for this.

Here's a piece from David's guide.

Dante is an incredibly versatile character who has an incredible amount of special moves. He's adept at rushing people down with his teleport and can mix up his offense with jump cancelable normals and his air dash. On the other side of the coin is a perfectly competent keep away/chip character who controls a lot of space with his Crystal, Hysteric, Air Play, as well as Thunderbolt and Vortex (flight mode) in his Devil Trigger power up super.

Dante makes full usage of all of the games systems and glitches, being one of the few characters lucky enough to be able to both set up and take advantage of a DHC glitch. He's also one of the few characters that can use up all of the combo-extending states. Dante's better combos are incredibly long and flashy, and often build more meter than he spends, making him an asset to a wide variety of teams. This, combined with the previously mentioned ability to DHC glitch in various ways makes him a great team player, who is also great on his own.

If you're interested in submitting your own guide try to use past winners 1, 2, 3, and 4 as a reference to help your efforts.


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