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Singapore eSports League Series A season 1 footage featuring Xian, Leslie, Gackt, Sky, Rodney and Dixon

Singapore eSports League official YouTube channel Tough Cookie TV has begun uploading footage from their first season of gameplay. Many of these players need no introduction, though the footage below should be a good enough intro for those who are not familiar with them.

If you want to see what matches are coming up next along with current results, hit up this link. Post-jump contains more footage. All matches are FT5 and follow the deuce rules.

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Character spotlight: Mr Kimokoan's Dudley in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

Truly exceptional Dudley players are scarce these days and we'd like to shine a light on one of the flashiest Gentleman players in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Mr Kimokoan. He has created several compilations of clips from various matches that show off some incredible combos, mix ups, resets and much more.

There are over 30 minutes of amazing clips of the classiest boxer in existence doing what he does best. Be sure to check out our last character spotlight where we featured Ixion and Onigiri Shirasan's Dan matches.

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Nintendo Power ceases publication after 25 years - a look back at the awesome fighting game covers of the magazine's past

Nintendo Power was a monthly news and strategy magazine that began it's publication in the Summer of 1988. After almost 25 years and over 250 issues, the magazine released it's final issue last month and will no longer be published.

We have gathered together some of the awesome issue covers that featured fighting games we know and love.

What were some of your favorite memories of Nintendo Power growing up? Leave your comments below.


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Also, after the jump be sure to check out a hilariously radical Nintendo Power commercial and one of our favorite Angry Video Game Nerd episodes that also covers the classic Nintendo Magazine.

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 tournament footage from 2008 featuring Desk's E. Honda, Sakura, Blanka team

Earlier this morning we were sent some interesting tournament footage from 2008 featuring none other than combo extraordinaire, Desk. These clips are from the Battle of Destiny tournament and showcase Desk playing Capcom vs. SNK 2 using a team of E. Honda, Sakura and Blanka.

People often wonder if Desk has ever played competitively and although this footage is rather old, it's still awesome to check out.
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MTLSF Nemesis 4 live stream from Montreal - SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 featuring Chi-Rithy, Snafoo and more

MTLSF Nemesis 4 live stream from Montreal - SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 featuring Chi-Rithy, Snafoo and more MTLSF Nemesis 4 will be streaming live today from Montreal, Canada. The stream is being provided by MTSLF and is currently running Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 casuals.

First up will be Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 beginning pretty soon and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 is expected to start around 6 p.m. EST / 3 p.m. PST.

Notable players expected to be in attendance include CCG|Chi-Rithy, Snafoo and more.

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Mass Appeal Madness 2 steaming live from St. Louis - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, TTT2, P4A and more

Mass Appeal Madness 2 steaming live from St. Louis - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, TTT2, P4A and more Mass Appeal Madness 2 is steaming live today from St. Louis, Missouri and will begin soon. There are 2 streams for this event provided by both STLBarwarz and PJSWinning.

The STLBarwarz stream will featuring Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. If you're looking to check out Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13, be sure to keep your eye on the PJSWinning embed.

Players expected to be in attendance include LOUD|Zeus, C.O.R.N.|Footwurk, AlucarD, Frankie G, Rex0r and more.

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Bar Fights featuring Knives and Infrit download now available for $2.99, Team High Desert vs. Team Too Blaqhouse SSF4 AE v2012 3v3 full set

Cross Counter TV has just released the download for Bar Fights featuring AGE|Knives and LXG|Infrit. You can purchase this action packed event now for only $2.99 USD over on the Cross Counter site.

This download features the whole event including the 3v3 Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 exhibition between Team High Desert and Team Too Blaqhouse, JR Rodriguez and Gooteck's first to 10 set in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike and the main event featuring AGE|Knives vs. LXG|Infrit in an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 first to 15.

You can check out the entire 3v3 team battle set below to get you started.
Shout outs to Gootecks for providing the information.

Ranmasama's Magneto TAC infinite videos show all directions and ease of use in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 technology discoverer Ranmasama put together a video showing off Magneto's infinite capability with the TAC hitstun scaling glitch. There are quite a few videos showing every possible direction you can go and the varying difficulties of each.

This should give you an idea of the potential scope that flight characters have when doing infinites in UMvC3. The videos begin with the Easy Version of corner TACs. Hit the jump to see more videos and a list.

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Complete history of My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic - origins revealed, engine breakdown and developer interview

Complete history of My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic - origins revealed, engine breakdown and developer interview Maxwell McGee over at GameSpot wrote up a complete breakdown of the MLP: Fighting is Magic fighting game that has been making waves across all communities of the internet. The article starts from the very beginning of the game's origins and follows through with the dedication of the artists and engine coders as the game progresses through development.

Other interesting quotes from the article include a desire to impress the fighting game community, the game's tenure at Evolution 2012 and the stress they encounter over the possibility of the game's development being shot down by Hasbro, the creator of the series. If you have no interest in the My Little Pony franchise, it may still be worth your while to check the article for animation stills and to read about the intricacies behind developing a fighting game.

A preview of the article is below.

This step is where the rubber hits the road. All moves have received the MANE6 seal of approval and are drawn up one by one in Flash. Early on in this process, the team discovered that animating attacks that felt powerful with a pony's physiology was going to be tricky. As Wright explained, since ponies lack the T-shaped torso and shoulders of a human, they cannot attack with the sweeps and rotations that make punches look painful. Plus, since a pony's legs and torso are the same color, certain attacks just looked like a mess of color.

This final step is the long, difficult road each character must travel to make it into the game. It is an extremely complex, often heartbreaking journey as the vector-based, soft-edged images from Flash are made ready for the pixel-based, hard-edged world of 2D Fighter Maker 2002. As one of the team's animators, Wright has penned an extensive entry on MANE6's official site detailing how this is done. It is important to note that there is "some crying involved."

Once a character makes it into the game, the team can see if their attack designs--specifically the hit box layouts--work well in real combat. Naturally, the first few attempts didn't feel quite right and required extensive reshuffling. As Nappy explained, "When we drew up the hit boxes for these characters, they were basically square heads and huge rectangle bodies. When we put it in the engine, we found the game became very cross-up heavy. I don't think there has ever been a fighting game where the standard character design was this wide. That has been a fun challenge to play with."

Leave your feedback on the game regarding what you read from the article. There is also some interesting info pertaining to character creation and the struggle it takes to create a truly unique character.

FGTV - Fraud Free Friday Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 featuring Filipino Champ, PR Balrog, Combofiend and more

The FGTV house is streaming Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for their Fraud-Free-Friday tonight. They are currently playing casuals while waiting for everyone to show up. The tournament is set to start at 9:30 p.m. PST / 12:30 a.m. EST.

You can expect to see Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, Combofiend, Shady K, Padtrick and more in tonight's tournament.

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WeirdoNeo, JaycetheAce, iPeru, Aquasilk, Wolfkrone, Chris Hu and more - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 replays

JR Rodriguez has posted a ton of great ranked match replays for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

These matches feature DMG|iPeru, JaycetheAce, WeirdoNeo, DRS|Chris, MMS|Native, Aquasilk, Wolfkrone, Chris Hu and more.

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Fighting game artwork gallery for Dax "D-Gee" Gordine, including stream archive of him creating Super Skrull

Dax "D-Gee" Gordine is an artist that has done various cartoon styled art for various fighting games including Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Marvel vs. Capcom Origins.

Additionally, if you are interested in how he does his work, he does a live stream on Fridays at 8 p.m. EST. You can check out the archived video of him working on the Super Skull image after the video.


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Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.4 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 results and stream archive

Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.4 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 6.4 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.

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Updated: Desk's Training No. 1 - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 P-Linking training using infinite meter to improve your execution

Updated: Desk has posted a new video today, that gives a quick run down of Plinking and how it works.
Desk is finally back after a month without any videos with a new training video for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. This uses 3 character the 4 infinite meter loops with P-Linking to help improve your execution.

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Sony patents new technology to tie discs to user IDs or specific consoles, could cause problems during tournaments

Sony has applied for a new patent that would unfortunately make it impossible for game discs to be shared between consoles. This patent plans to tie each game disc to a specific console or user account.

Now you might be asking yourself, why is this a problem? Well since many tournaments are ran on the Sony PlayStation 3 and many different copies of each game are used in order to have multiple matches to take place as once, tournament officials will have to keep track of each game for each system. If the next PlayStation system ties game discs directly to consoles or user accounts, it is possible we will be seeing more tournaments ran predominantly on the next gen Microsoft system.

Since this is just the application there is a chance we may never see this into one of their systems.


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Via Joystiq.

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