Weekly event listings December 21 - 27, 2012: Cross Counter presents Bar Fights, K.O. Autism charity event

Weekly event listings December 21 - 27, 2012: Cross Counter presents Bar Fights, K.O. Autism charity event 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.

• Los Angeles, California: Cross Counter and Eightarc present Bar Fights at District BBQ and Lounge, December 23. In order to enter you must bring either $5 or a game of your choosing you wish to donate and all proceedings will go to DonateGames. Exhibition matches will take place and the official line-up will be available soon.

• Houston, Texas: K.O. Autism: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 charity event, December 22. All proceedings from this event will go to the Autism Society of America.

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Updated: Big Two #56 stream featuring Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and SSF4 AE v2012 stream archive and results

Updated: Big Two #56 stream featuring Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and SSF4 AE v2012 stream archive and results Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

Tonight's Big Two #56 is being streamed again tonight by Team Spooky from The Next Level arcade in Brooklyn, New York.

They will be streaming Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 over on TwitchTV.

Brackets will be available on Next Level's Challonge.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Maximilian's Street Fighter X Mega Man tricks and cheats

Maximilian has done a nice Street Fighter X Mega Man video showcasing some tricks and cheats for the game.

Many people have seen or beat the game already and already know things like the bosses' weaknesses. However there are some additional tricks the that some of you might not be aware of including a theme song that goes with everything, Mega Man taking off his helm and more.

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike FFA ranking battle footage from 2007 featuring Pyrolee, 5 Star, Amir, Gootecks, Sextaro and more

Cross Counter has uploaded a rather old video from the Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Ranking Battle held at Family Fun Arcade featuring commentary by Dr. Sub-Zero.

This took place back on March 3, 2007 and features some great gameplay from the following players.

Pyriolee (Yun), 5 Star (Ken), Amir (Chun-Li), Gootecks (Urien), Sextaro (Yang), Derrick (Ken), IronFist (Dudley) and Victoly (Dudley)

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Capcom asking for fan input on future digital games such as ports or HD Remixes of classic games

Capcom asking for fan input on future digital games such as ports or HD Remixes of classic games Capcom-Unity is asking for fan input with a survey to see what gamers think they should be doing in digital game space.

In particular in the survey they ask if you are a fan of a certain franchise and if so you will be prompted with questions regarding ports and HD remixed games or others like "If Street Fighter was one of your preferred franchises, could you tell us how likely you would be to purchase the following potential types of DIGITAL projects?"

While no guarantees are made on anything, this data will factor into Capcom's decision making process.

Fill out the survey here.

Sent in by SnakeX, Aqua, gohan16ken and some anonymous readers.

Download numbers for Street Fighter X Mega Man exceeded Sven's expectations, talking about doing an update

Download numbers for Street Fighter X Mega Man exceeded Sven's expectations, talking about doing an update Capcom's Christian Svensson stated that Street Fighter X Mega Man has so far exceeded his personal expectations as far as how many downloads they've seen to date, which is good news for fans of the Blue Bomber. He followed up that remark by noting there may be a patch in the works, as they're discussing updating the title.

Doublenegative: Did we meet or exceed your expectations for downloads of Street Fighter X Mega Man?

Svensson: It exceeded mine so far. We're obviously still tabluating (it's only been two full days) but based upon the first day or so, it's more good data for us.

Bob: I really am so frustrated with the lack of save. I understand the "old school" feel, but my PC isn't a NES and the game has some crashing issues, which really makes it unfortunate.

Also having a single button quit (esc) makes for some crappy progress loss if hit by accident near the end of the game. Including a single "are you sure you want to quit?" would fix that.


Svensson: I'll share this with the producer, Brett and Zong Hui. We are talking about doing an update.

Source: Unity Boards.

Dawgtanian: Newest version of Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 feels like a new game, players may be surprised by system changes

Building up hype for the v2013 patch of Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom UK's SFxT community manager, David "Dawgtanian" Hinds, relayed a few new messages about the game and Capcom's general plans on his Twitter account.

He states that there are a couple of unannounced system changes that Capcom hasn't revealed yet in SFxT v2013, and that he thinks people will be surprised by these. He adds that word on these announced changes might be coming this year, and that the latest version of the title feels like a completely new game.

Hinds notes that the time over issue has been absolutely addressed, and mentions some general notes about Vita compatibility and diagonal input issues, among other things. Hit the Read More link below to check out everything.

Dawgtanian: The newest version of Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 feels like a completely new game. Forget what you think you know about the game.

It's not just a rebalance, the mind games and pace of the game feels a lot different. Not only are the characters capable of new things, but also the players, enabling new strategies and faster paced matches.

I'm really excited by a couple of system changes we've not announced yet! I think you guys are going to be surprised.

Would you say the timeout issue has been addressed?

Dawgtanian: Absolutely.

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Street Fighter X Mega Man's creator wanted to do Daigo, Tokido and Xian costumes for Ryu, Akuma and Gen but ran into rights issues

Street Fighter X Mega Man's creator wanted to do Daigo, Tokido and Xian costumes for Ryu, Akuma and Gen but ran into rights issues Speaking with Siliconera about the ins and outs of the Street Fighter X Mega Man project, Seow Zong Hui, the title's creator, mentioned a few of the things he wanted to do with the game, but was unable to follow through on.

He talks about adding Yang with a full Seiei Enbu (shadow clone) super weapon and creating costumes of well known professional gamers, like MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido and DM|Xian for Ryu, Akuma and Gen, respectively, but with the latter item he cited right issues for being unable to do so.

Siliconera: Was there anything you wanted to implement that you couldn’t or that didn’t feel Mega Man-y enough?

Seow Zong Hui: A full Yang super, Sei Sei Enbu, was programmed half way but was not included as Chun-Li was a preferred character over Yang and the move was quite over-powering. It seemed more like a Mega Man X move, which allowed double of every move in the game, and Soul Satellite covers all direction in that mode.

As for what I couldn’t get to, I wanted to put a Daigo costume for Ryu, a Tokido one for Akuma and Xian one for Gen, etc. However, there are too many rights issues associated with those. I also intended to put in a secret playable character from the Street Fighter side, but instead decided to keep the focus on Mega Man as the only playable character.

Submitted by OrochiRion.

Official Capcom Create A Darkstalker contest features some awesome prizes

Official Capcom Create A Darkstalker contest features some awesome prizes Capcom is holding a Darkstalkers Resurrection character creation contest over on Capcom-Unity.

This is also in the mindset of the fan-led 'Create A Darkstalker' that was held back in october by Espiownage and you can use that submission for this current contect if you'd like. Submissions are open until 11:59 p.m. PST on January 20, 2013.

Below you can find a list of what Capcom is looking for along with the prizes.

What we're looking for:
• A unique Darkstalker character concept based on an existing monster type, be it from horror movies, folklore, mythology, etc.
• A set of basic information, including name, physical description, fighting type, etc. (See below)
• Additional information and assets are optional, but gladly accepted. This can be either included in your entry email directly, or as an attachment.
• You can collaborate with other fans in groups of up to three.

Prizes Include:
1st Place: A custom made drawing of your character by Stanley "Artgerm" Lau, the artist for Darkstalkers Resurrection, along with one copy of the UDON Darkstalkers Tribute art book and one copy of Pop Culture Shock's Lord Raptor statue.
2nd-3rd Place: One copy of Pop Culture Shock's Lord Raptor statue
4th-8th Place: One copy of the Darkstalkers Tribute art book by UDON.

For more information on the contest head over to Capcom's Darkstalkers Resurrection Embrace The Dark site.

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News about Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Capcom Fighting Evolution coming to North American PlayStation Store coming next year

The PlayStation 2 port of both Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Capcom Fighting Evolution are now avaiable for download on the PlayStation Network in Japan.

As these are strict ports of the PS2 version, there is no online multiplayer or anything added to the game. Since they're unavailable anywhere outside of Japan, members of the Ask-Capcom forums have been asking if there were any plans to release these on the the North American PlayStation Store.

Christian Svensson jumped into the thread to give us a short but interesting reply.

Eventually. The timing will be quite different though from Japan. More news will come ‘next year’.

Via Siliconera and sent in by OrochiRion.

Mike Watson: Virtua Fighter 5's lack of support should be an example of how a game dies in the community

Mike Watson: Virtua Fighter 5's lack of support should be an example of how a game dies in the community A few weeeks ago Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown was officially dropped from the lineup of Wednesday Night Fights due it's lack of support from the community.

Mike Watson, the manager at Super Arcade in Walnut, California made giant post on Twitter where he goes into his feelings on games being dropped from the WNF and TRB lineups. He talks how the game started growing popularity, how strong supporters like La Akira tried everything in his power to bring new competition to the game, how a game technically "dies" in our community and more.

My thoughts on games being dropped from WNF and TRB lineups : first i would like to say i have no favoritism towards which games i will support and which game i try to keep alive at our weekly tourneys. i will always support any game that has players who show love and support towards their community and put for an effort to keeping it competitive and prosperous. with this said it saddens me to see Virtual Fighter being dropped from WNF as of now due to a lack of support.

One of the strongest supporters of this game "laakira" tried everything in his power aside from driving a bus to come pick up people at their house and bring them to our arcade. mind you laakira lived about 90 mins from the arcade, has a full time job, and isnt your typical teanage kid anymore. he offered a $50 bonus coined "rising star" to the top placing new player out of his pocket to attract a fresh player to the scene and even put a $10 bounty to anyone he could beat him 1 game in the tourney. this basically means he was forced to win the tourney to break even on his investment of money, not including time, gas, food expenses while attending this event weekly. this type of dedication led to about 25-30 people entering VF5 for the first couple weeks it was introduced to the WNF roster. then as any other game it eventually lost some steam and the numbers hit a solid 16, then dwindled to 8 and sadly down to 3 or 4 for the last couple weeks.

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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale pre-order costume packs available on PlayStation Network

The special pre-order bonus costumes for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale hit the PlayStation Network yesterday.

You can now pick up costumes for the sixteen cast members or smaller character packs much like the Street Fighter series has done in the past. Below is the pricing for all packs.

Super Pack Costumes (Entire cast) - $14.99
Heroes Pack Costumes (Sackboy, Nathan Drake, Sir Daniel and Cole) - $4.99
Fun Pack Costumes (Toro, Nariko, Fat Princess and PaRappa) - $4.99
Classic Pack Costumes (Jack, Ratchet, Spike and Sly) - $4.99
Bad Dudes Costumes (Radec, Evil Cole, Kratos and Sweet Tooth) - $4.99


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Grand final matches from NEC 13 for Dead or Alive 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5 and Mortal Kombat

Team Spooky has been uploading matches from the Northeast Championship 13 stream over the past few days. He's finished the Dead or Alive 5, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Mortal Kombat 9 matches, so below will be the grand finals set for each of those games.

If you want to see more matches from the even make sure you head over to Spooky's YouTube channel.

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Magneto midscreen Magnetic Blast combos, Phoenix Wright Turnabout Mode loops, Frank West combo guide and more - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

MH|RayRay is back at it again creating a new video to showcase some of his bread and butter combos for Magneto in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

These combos are optomized to get a ton of damage with using Magneto's Magnetic Blast.
Hit the jump to see more.

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Persona 4 Arena over 50% off on Amazon, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition for $10.49 on Playstation Store

In the spirit of the holiday season, various fighting games are currently seeing some great discounts.

Persona 4 Arena on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are currently available on Amazon for roughly 53% off. Regular retail price is $59.99 USD on the site but you can order it today for only $21.99. Although it says the Playstation 3 version is temporarily out of stock, you can still place an order for it at the discounted price and Amazon will send you a copy once a new shipment comes in.

Also, Playstation 3 users can purchase Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition for $10.49 USD. This sale will end on December 24th, so act fast.

Tips by metroidhunter_x and RedRapperSux.

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