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Denjins for damage, Gouken Super Street Fighter 4 AE combos from Error1

Error1 put up a short but sweet SSF4 Arcade Edition combo video for Gouken showing some really damaging setups involving the Denjin fireball.

Cross Counter Asia: Gama no Abura interview

Cross Counter has uploaded an interview with Gama no Abura, the creator of the famous Nagoya Street Battle series. Check out the summary below.

At Evo 2011, Cross Counter Asia's Zhi got the chance to speak with several international visitors, utilizing his mastery of multiple languages. In this video he sat down with Gama No Abura, the creator and host of the Nagoya Street Battle fighting game events in Japan. Topics covered include what his name means, sponsorships, the perception of gamers in Japan, and gives us a taste of his ultra hype commentary style!

Tip from GoukiRocha.

Toronto Fighting Game Championships 12 official trailer

A trailer for the T12 tournament which will be streamed by Team Spooky was posted today, confirming a date of September 24th to 25th.

You can find more information about the tournament on their website. Sent in by Fawaz.

Super Street Fighter 4 AE: The GACHI system and Daigo match information

Super Street Fighter 4 AE: The GACHI system and Daigo match information Makaveli2004 sent in an interesting piece of information where he goes over what is called GACHI in Japan, where top arcade players play in long sets against each other with an undetermined amount of matches set. Following these matches on this French blog which were translated from this Japanese Street Fighter news site has confirmed a number of matches being played and sheds a lot of light on the fights between top players.

A long GACHI set between two players would be notated as follows.
Umehara  ●●○○●○●○○●○○●●●●○○●○○○○○○ ●●●○○○●○●●○○○○○○○○●●●○●○ 29
Kazunoko ○○●●○●○●●○●●○○○○●●○●●●●●● ○○○●●●○●○○●●●●●●●●○○○●○● 20

From the previous information, we have a small summary of matches that were fought between Daigo's Yun and Kazunoko's Yun pre-EVO 2011.

Daigo: 8 // Kazunoko: 22 GACHI winner: Kazunoko
Daigo: 31 // Kazunoko: 31 GACHI winner: Draw
Daigo: 26 // Kazunoko: 23 GACHI winner: Daigo
Daigo: 26 // Kazunoko: 25 GACHI winner: Daigo

Included was some information regarding GACHI sets between Fuudo's Fei Long and Daigo's Yun, also pre-EVO 2011.

Daigo: 4 // Fuudo: 3 GACHI winner: Daigo
Daigo: 6 // Fuudo: 4 GACHI winner: Daigo
Daigo: 5 // Fuudo: 10 GACHI winner: Fuudo

Immediately upon his return from EVO 2011, Daigo fought Mago in a 94-match GACHI while Tokido challenged FU*K YUN 9 matches in a row.

Daigo: 50 // Mago: 44 GACHI winner: Daigo
Tokido: 8 // FU*K YUN: 1 GACHI winner: Tokido

You can keep following this information and look up some new running sets on this blog that was linked earlier. A big thanks goes to Makaveli2004 for writing this piece up.

UMVC3: Maximilian's gameplay breakdown part 4

Maximilian uploaded another UMvC3 breakdown video where he covers Hawkeye and Firebrand using videos captured at EVO 2011.

Tip sent in by Max_Fox and SatsuiNoHado_X.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 artwork for original cast members

All of the artwork for the original characters in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been redone for Ultimate MvC3. Here is the whole batch of artwork for all 38 fighters from the original game, starting with the Capcom side. Hit the jump for more.

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Development has started on version 2012 of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition

Ono made a tweet announcing that development has begun on the Version 2012 rebalance of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, and left this image. Nothing too fancy here, but in the upper-right corner you'll see the words 'Ver.2012 Alpha'.

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There aren't a lot of details known about version 2012 of SSF4 AE, but here's a brief rundown of past notable updates.

• This will be a free download for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

• It'll be out in the fall or winter time.

• A PC version of the rebalance patch will be released at some point. Svensson said they'll keep the PC release and console versions in sync. Although not officially announced yet, the PC patch should also cost nothing.

• All that's currently planned for v2012 of SSF4 AE is a balance update, no other characters or features have been announced at this time.

Contributions to this story by Nyoro and Jason24cf.

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

Salty Conflict Online, Super Street Fighter 4 AE Peaceful Jay stream The Salty Conflict Online tournament for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition has returned for another week of action.

BrokenTier|Latif (playing under the name K Mada), iPeru, Ramen Addict, Weird Neo DRS|NashFan and others are all scheduled to compete today. Latif is coming in hot after his 2nd place finish at EVO 2011 in SSF4 AE, but Peaceful Jay's weekly stream for a $100 cash prize is known to attract some very talented players.

The tournament officially starts at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT. For a live look at the action, hit the link below.

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Street Fighter 4: Vanilla was awesome - Leftovers & extended cuts

Error1 and Desk provided some extra footage from their extremely awesome Street Fighter 4: Vanilla was awesome video that premiered at EVO 2011. Check out the embed below.

Tip from DK_Brawler.

Roundup: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Doom combo breakdown and Amaterasu cosplay

Roundup: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Doom combo breakdown and Amaterasu cosplay

• A Doom combo breakdown was uploaded a while back. It explains Doom's BnB every step of the way and gives tips as well. Tip sent in by Bullitt23.

• Bakuhakubasugasu uploaded a video demonstrating that SJC's can be performed by rapidly pressing up and down. This could create some interesting overhead situations. Tip sent in by Rafael2487 and Fawaz.

• Kamuimoon uploaded a combo video showcasing some high damage combos in MVC3 involving Trish, Doctor Doom, Haggar, and Iron Man.

• An Amaterasu cosplay build was posted onto It's pretty good and something you could always try if your dog wants to comply. Tip sent in by Rafael2487.

XUpYourGameX: $200 stream prize for 100 wins

XUpYourGameX: $200 stream prize for 100 wins XUYGX is putting up a $200 cash prize for the first person to win 100 matches on their SSFIV AE stream. It's not clear if it has to be a win streak or not, but its still worth a shot if you have the time. The stream is held only on PSN so XBL players will have to sit this one out unless they own both consoles. Hit the jump to view the stream.

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SSFIV AE: Gouken OS technology and montage

Phunkism and Stiffler2100 both uploaded Gouken videos recently to their YouTube channels. Phunkism came out with some option-select technology for Gouken to deal with backdashing and certain reversals using the EX Hurricane Kick. Stiffler created a montage of himself playing and catching people with Gouken's mix-ups and tricks. Hit the jump for Stiffler's montage.

Also, you can check out Stiffer's excellent SSF4 AE guide to Gouken here on the forums.

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Ono talks about where the Street Fighter franchise is headed

Ono offered some enlightening details about the future of the Street Fighter franchise in an interview with ScrewAttack, saying that Capcom doesn't want to wait like they did previously with SF4 before releasing Street Fighter 5 and 6. He also said they want to continue updating their older titles and rebalancing so people can keep playing them.

Yoshinori talked about splitting up the franchise, with one series more dedicated to the hardcore players and another that would cater more to the casual crowd. Ideally, they'd find a way to merge both, but for right now, heading off in different directions makes more sense.

Also, Ono discusses how the player point and battle point system in SF4 didn't do a good enough job of giving new players a chance to win online, and that having something more like a golf handicap that gives new players a slight advantage over experienced competitors could work.

This is a very interesting video, as Ono is talking about what we might see in upcoming fighting games from Capcom. You should watch this.

What do you think of Ono's ideas on the future of Street Fighter? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Tip from Jerky_Macface.

Super Street Fighter 4 AE comeback compilation ep. #24 by LiangHuBBB

A new comeback compilation from LiangHuBBB is online now. This has some well known players, and some not as well known, all staging ripostes in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition.

Tip from Chris0419.

GodsGarden 4 player and tournament details finalized

GodsGarden 4 player and tournament details finalized Makaveli2004 and sf4maniac did the favor of writing up the information for the next GodsGarden tournament. For those who don't know, GodsGarden 4 is a 16-man SSF4 AE event based in the arcades that features a long lineup of great Japanese players.

There will be a 64-man qualifier initially, and then the final four qualifiers from that will go on to face on twelve players who met different qualifications. The invited list from an online poll includes:
  • Fuudo (Fei Long)
  • MCZ|Daigo (Yun)
  • Nemo (Yang)
  • MCZ.TTC|Tokido (Akuma)
  • YHC-Mochi (Dhalsim)
  • Hori|Sako (Yang)
  • Kazunoko (Yun)
  • Haitani (Makoto)
  • eLive|RF (Sagat)
  • Uryo (Sakura)
Momochi has won GodsGarden's PSN online tournament qualifier to get in with his Yun, fighting his way through a 300-person bracket. There is one Kansai qualifier for another spot on August 14th, with Mago and Poongko(rumored) to be in attendance.

GG4 takes place on August 20th-21st at Loft A, Tokyo. There will be a stream available. Character choice is locked, and the tournament is double elimination.

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