Snipeclips' Ultimate Grappler Guide on EventHubs - an informative read for all skill levels

EventHubs user Snipeclips put together a great guide to using grappler characters in fighting games and posted in General Discussion section of our forums. This guide is meant for players of all skill levels and goes in-depth on various topics such as how to properly utilize the grappler style, general strategies and more.

Below is a bit from Snipeclips' guide to get you started.

If you have played huge, slothful characters in fighting games, then you might not find this new. We all know how grapplers work nowadays, being suitable in close combat and patiently waiting for another grab. You must have seen pro players play as grapplers in any game you think of. Then you might know that their best tactic is to grab/not grab as much due to the nature of the opponent consistently being aware of how dangerous a grab can be. This means that the opposing player has to guess and react correctly or else they are done for. The point I’m shedding light upon is that grapplers are threatening the second the match starts to the very end because of the player’s utilization of the character.

Just having a command grab in your arsenal is ominous enough to frighten the other player, so unless your foe is fidgety, continue to play as if you don’t have a command grab, and spring it out when they expect it at the very least. You cannot keep using the same tactics all the time thinking that it will work the minute you execute it, so as a player, you must mix it up and uphold the offensive. In many games there are grapplers with SPDs that are much more damaging than others, such as Zangief’s SPD. It is only there for the raw damage, since there are not a lot of plans to exploit the adversary’s wake up. T. Hawk’s SPD carries out the same intention and more, with his light SPD leaving the opposition in front of you for a 50/50 cross up that can, with precise timing, overcome 3 frame reversals.

Rare spawning God of War chest item in Playstation All-Stars give copious amounts of AP orbs

Examiner posted a few images of the God of War chest item that appears in Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale on both the Playstation 3 and PS Vita. This chest is said to be a rare spawning item and when opened, gives out a large amount of AP orbs. It's safe to assume that when this item actually pops up in a match, the player to open it will gain a significant advantage.

You can check out a few of the screen shots for this God of War chest below.


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Street Fighter 2 Ken's theme - beatbox and guitar cover by Zack Andrew

After a rather long break, musician Zack Andrew returns with another one of his beatbox+guitar versions of a classic Street Fighter theme. This time, Zack tackles a fan favorite, Ken's Street Fighter 2 theme.
Zack has opened up a Kickstarter project in which, if properly funded, he will record and release a full 10 song Street Fighter tribute album. You can also find the tabs for Zack's rendition of Ken's theme here.

Saudi Arabia stage in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 undergoing aesthetic changes

A Twitter user recently pointed out to Katsuhiro Harada that the timed release Saudi Arabia stage in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 contained the name "Allah" on the floor, which, according to the aforementioned user, could be found offensive to certain religious groups. Harada responded reassuring the user that the stage would undergo aesthetic changes in order to correct it.

Below you can find the Twitter posts and a screen shot pointing out where you can reportedly see the name.

Mr.Harada on the Saudi Stage there is Allah's name on the floor! can you please explain why?

Can you please remove it from the Saudi Arabia Stage, it's very offensive to Muslims! Thank you.

We didn't know that. We will change stage design data as soon as possible. We couldn't read that.

Via Harada's Twitter. Tip by WingedRegent.

Darkstalkers Resurrection Japan release date February 7, 2013, likely to be released around same time in other regions

Darkstalkers Resurrection Japan release date February 7, 2013, likely to be released around same time in other regions It was announced earlier this week that Darkstalkers Resurrection would in fact be getting a Japanese release. Exact details such as price and release date were unknown, but this month's Famitsu magazine says the game will be available February 7, 2013.

The PlayStation Store typically updates in Japan on Thursdays and Xbox Live Arcade on Wednesdays. While no North American or Europe release date is mentioned, it is likely that the game will be released around the same time.

During the New York Comic-Con panel, it was announced the game would be $14.99 or 1200 Microsoft Points. However, the Japanese version will cost 2,990 Yen which at the current conversation rate is $37 USD.

Via Siliconera and sent in by icejohn.

News anchor Akuma reports on the status of Canada Cup 2012

Offering some updated news on the on this weekend's Canada Cup 2012, news anchor Akuma weighed in on the current state of the tournament and what to expect from some of its competitors.

Stay tuned till the end of the video for a list of SSF4 AE v2012 players who will be participating in the 5v5 event.
This event is taking place on October 26 – 28 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. You can find more information about this tournament on the official website.

Submitted by GakoTheChef and an anonymous reader.

Street Fighter X Tekken, Canada Cup, Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament discussions on UltraChenTV's Tuesday Night Joint Show

Street Fighter X Tekken, Canada Cup, Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament discussions on UltraChenTV's Tuesday Night Joint Show UltraChenTV returns tonight with another episode of their Tuesday night joint show.

On tonight's episode the guys will be discussing the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament that took place this past weekend, Canada Cup and Street Fighter X Tekken.

This stream will be going live tonight at 8 p.m. PDT / 2 a.m. GMT.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 patch notes part 3 - Hwoarang, Steve, Yoshimitsu, Raven, Kuma, Heihachi, Lili, Asuka, Marshall Law, Paul and more

Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 patch notes part 3 - Hwoarang, Steve, Yoshimitsu, Raven, Kuma, Heihachi, Lili, Asuka, Marshall Law, Paul and more A new blog covering changes made in Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 to the Tekken portion of the cast was just posted.

This has details for Hwoarang, Steve Fox, Yoshimitsu, Raven, Kuma, Heihachi Mishima, Lili, Asuka Kazama, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Xiaoyu, Jin Kazama and Ogre. If you missed part one or two make sure to check them out for more Tekken cast changes and the entire Street Fighter cast.

Hit the jump to check out the details.

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Street Fighter X Tekken PS Vita released today, bonus costumes and Cross Play lag test

Today, Street Fighter X Tekken was released on the PS Vita for $39.99 USD. Along with it came the special pre-order costumes and Cross Play between the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

After the jump you can check out a Cross Play lag test video between the two versions from Vitavs3DS.


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Mu-12 and Nu-13 images and details for BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma

Famitsu has released new images and details on Mu-12 and Nu-13 for the upcoming released of BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma.

After the jump you can check out the character profiles along with some screenhots.

Mu-12


• Mu has a new move, Ikutachi. It seems to be a rush kick that knocks the opponent into the air.
• Mu's Overdrive makes steins fire immediately after being set. It also causes any stein already out upon activation to fire immediately.
• Both of Mu's distortions are powered up in Overdrive.

Nu-13


• Nu's mode change move is called Face Lift. She does have a different moveset in this mode.
• Both of Nu's distortions are powered up in Overdrive.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 DLC Bonus Movies and Track pack released

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 DLC Bonus Movies and Track pack released Namco has released some new downloadable content for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. This is a set of bonus music and movies from thee previous Tekken games. Up first is the Bonus Movies Pack which features the FLV from the first Tekken up until Tekken Tag Tournament. Then in the Bonus Track Pack B you get will get music from Tekken 4 - 6.

Bonus Movies Pack A (Tekken, Tekken 2, Tekken 3, Tekken Tag Tournament) - 400 MSP/$5 PSN (Bundle), 160 MSP/$2 PSN (Individual games)

Bonus Tracks Pack B (Tekken 4, Tekken 5, Tekken 6) - 320 MSP/$4 PSN (Bundle), 160MSP/$2 PSN (Individual games)

Via iPlayWinner.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta launched to all PlayStation Network members, trailers for the playable cast

PlayStation released new trailers for the six playable characters in the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta that opened today to all PlayStation Network members.

These six characters are Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess. For move listings for the entire launch cast check out our index page for the game. Hit the jump to check out all the trailers.

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Gym, School Uniform Dead or Alive 5 DLC costume sneak peek

Since the release of Dead or Alive 5, Tecmo Koei has been steadily releasing new downloadable costumes packs, the next set that will be releasing are the Gym Clothes pack, School Uniform pack and Special Pack 2. These will be releasing on October 30, 2012.

Here is a quick look at few of those costumes.


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Another thing to note, Tecmo has been giving away a ton of DLC codes on their Facebook page. Make sure you like it for a chance to win.

Via CrunchyRoll.

Infiltration, Wolfkrone, Pikagoma, Jibbo and more - over 2 hours of Street Fighter X Tekken online match footage from Ssf4evo

Ssf4evo continues to upload his massive compilations of online Street Fighter X Tekken match footage. As always, Ssf4evo includeds a list of players, characters used and time stamps indicating when each match begins.

Hit the jump to check out more awesome Street Fighter X Tekken online replays.

0:00 ranran you (Sagat x Rufus) vs. INFILTRATION (Rolento x Ryu)
2:54 xLuigix13 (Ryu x Akuma) vs. KS JiBbo (Sagat x Jin)
7:46 Bubblelove (Ryu x Kazuya) vs. Yung Ice31 (Law x Lei)
10:01 Yung Ice31 (Guile x Akuma) vs. Bubblove (Bison x Kazuya)
14:26 Doug Dealer (Xiaoyu x Lili) vs. LeGiT ReapZz (Cody x Rufus)
18:17 syouganai2010 (Yoshimitsu x Asuka) vs. kabukimono337 (Cody x Juri)
22:36 XxRAPiDiGNiTExX (Dudley x Steve) vs. o Wolfkrone o (Lars x Jin)
26:26 Kota1010 (Dhalsim x JACK-X) vs. C-TYPE (Hugo x Kuma)
31:32 ISM DC (Cammy x Law) vs. ZeroZotixx (Cody x Kazuya)

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Desk's FADC Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 combo video

Desk returns today with his latest Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 combo video. In this video, Desk uses FADCs to absorb various enemy attacks, dashes through, then punishes in stylish ways.
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