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Roundup: CPU Fei breaks Super Street Fighter 4 AE, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 char demos from Seth

Roundup: CPU Fei breaks Super Street Fighter 4 AE, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 char demos from Seth

• Desk's latest video shows how CPU Fei Long can lock up SSF4 AE. Tip from KizaruOfLight, Arcadiac, Rafael2487, Oroku-Saki, Throughsilence and Fawaz.

• Seth Killian did another character walkthrough for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which Noah The Prodigy also jumped in on, for GiantBomb. If you haven't had your fill yet of Dr. Strange and Nemesis information, watch this. Mentioned by Brazilanubis3, Rafael2487, Fawaz,

• TeamKhaosSlash put up some footage of Ryu doing his spammable fireball in UMvC3, along with showing some of his other attacks in their powered up state. From Brazilanubis3.

• VersusScotland showed how Spencer can use a glitch to punish Doctor Doom's Level 3 while the animation is till happening in MvC3. Tip from Milligano, Swav_Gav and Vilestylez.

• Comedian Pete Holmes did a skit involving Vega applying for the Street Fighter 2 tournament. Sent in by RHayabusa.

Runnin' Sets Ep. 15 Gootecks vs. ReNiC - 3rd Strike Pt. 1

Street Fighter 3rd Strike Online Edition matches between Gootecks and ReNiC is the latest Runnin' Sets video from the Cross Counter Team. Both of these guys are old school 3rd Strike players, so these matches show some really interesting stuff.

Tip sent in by Bitpix, Solacracy, Rafael2487, Devhawk124 and Reizo.

Capcom plans announcement for Super Battle Opera 2011

Capcom plans announcement for Super Battle Opera 2011 Mixed in with Capcom's Tokyo Game Show 2011 plans that were made public on Capcom-Unity is an interesting bit about an announcement they say could happen around the time the grand finals at this year's Super Battle Opera (Tougeki) tournament take place. It reads:

The Capcom fighting games SSFIV AE and SSFII Turbo are featured among the lineup this year. If I were you, I’d be sure to keep my eyes glued to the screen until the grand champions are decided! ...We just might be making an announcement after the dust has settled...

No word is offered on what this announcement will be, but SBO is the biggest fighting game tournament in Japan, so they should have some exciting news for the community. SBO takes place on Sept. 17th, mark your calendars.

Also, in the write up they mention that Kayo Police, Furiida and KSK will be playing SFxT on a live stream via Nico Nico Douga, where they may do character breakdowns, Ono and Harada will be making an appearance on the main stage, and there will be another SSF4 AE 5v5 tournament happening the day before SBO.

Finally, Capcom is running a contest for Street Fighter 4 Volt to see if their readers on Unity can guess which character will be added along side Fei Long when the title is updated again.

What do you think Capcom will announce at Super Battle Opera 2011? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Contributions to this story by Nyoro.

Roundup: Sheng Long video history, Fanatiq vs. Daigo Marvel vs. Capcom 3 match

Roundup: Sheng Long video history, Fanatiq vs. Daigo Marvel vs. Capcom 3 match

• Pop-Fiction, a video series on, recently took a long back at the infamous Sheng Long April Fool's joke. If you're really familiar with this stuff, which most of you probably are, this is going to recap A LOT of ground you've heard before, but it's still a high quality production, so it's kind of cool to watch again. Mentioned by Silvasaul90, NoremaX8 and Rafael2487.

• Fanatiq, pointed out a video with him and MCZ|Daigo Umehara playing a first to five Marvel vs. Capcom 3 $50 money match back at EVO. Also submitted by Rafael2487.

• A third video installment of the FINALROUNDBATS saga in Tokyo, Japan was put up on Vimeo. This is a brawler tournament with the aim to form a team of strong Japanese players in order to snatch some prize money at the big Final Round tournament in Atlanta, Georgia. There will a stream for this event on Saturday hosted by the GodsGarden crew but no start time was given, but you can follow @studiodonbe on Twitter as he should relate it when it happens there. Tip from Imp and Rafael2487.

• IroTrizak showed an interesting glitch in MvC3 with Super-Skrull, which causes some odd behavior with some hypers.

• If you'd like to see what the new Street Fighter X Tekken stick looks like being unboxed, I Born Free I has got you covered with a video.

Epic rap battles of Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Wesker vs. Doom (extended)

Maximilian released an extended cut of his Wesker vs. Doctor Doom rap battle clip that was posted a little ways back as part of the Assist Me featuring Jill Valentine video. If you enjoyed the first rap battle, make sure you check this out.

If you'd like a copy of the song, you can grab it off of iTunes here.

Submitted by Mr_Mineralz, Rafael2487, Smashfury, ChunLi, PND and neoWhite.

Updated: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 colors for Magneto, Wolverine, Wesker & C. Viper

Updated: Covering their side of things as well, has posted the colors for Wolverine and Magneto, as with the last time around, here's a preview of the goods.

Earlier: On Capcom-Unity, Ryan posted how all 6 colors for Wesker and C. Viper will look in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, including some of their inspirations. Here are a few of the notable images to get you started.

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Sent in by GoukiRocha, Ketchup17 and Rafael2487.

Street Fighter X Tekken preparation for Tokyo Game Show is complete, Ono pics

Ono has tweeted that the SFxT presentation for the upcoming Tokyo Game Show (9/15-9/18) has been completed.

Ono also uploaded two pictures; one features Blanka wearing a Lili (Tekken) wig, and the other is a very subtle nod to Zangief by partly featuring his name. Also featured in the pictures are the unusually stacked Super meters, which may reveal something about the upcoming system to SFxT.

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Seth Killian also stated that the latest build of Street Fighter X Tekken has become "REALLY interesting" in a nod that there is definitely something amazing in the works for the game.

Tips from Fawaz, Alfarin, ImTheChankiest and Rafael2487.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: High-resolution images of the DLC costumes has come into possession of high-resolution images that display the upcoming alternate costumes for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. You can catch a sample below and the entire catch of images here.

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Sent in by Fawaz.

Informal Latif interview by Foxisquick

Informal Latif interview by Foxisquick Foxisquick put together an informal interview with Brokentier's Latif. In it, he talks about Viper's worst matchups and his runback against Fuudo after EVO 2011 was over. A piece of the interview is below, but you can catch the rest on his blog.

Foxisquick: What matchup were you most worried about coming into Evo?

Latif: Yang and Fei.

Foxisquick: Does Viper just not like long normals with rekkas or something? Why is Yang worse then Yun?

Latif: All he needs to do is low short, she cannot do anything against that lol. Yang’s blockstrings are really strict against Viper, everything for Yang works against Viper... it won't work anymore in AE2012 tho, because they made Yang's hitbox bigger now. So he won’t be able to go under DPs or [Burning Kicks]. Also Yun’s pressure isn’t as solid as Yang's. That’s why Viper has less trouble vs him.

Foxisquick: In the [EVO 2011] after party you did a bunch of money matches and had a killer set vs Fuudo. This went far better then in the actual tournament, did you learn some new stuff?

Latif: Well when I played Fuudo in quarter finals, I lost because I didn't respect his wake up which was a mistake. I had him a few times but I lost mainly because of that. And in finals I was too hyped and got overexcited that I didn't overthink the match or come with a better strategy before I played him, I should have taken a breather and took a break before [Grand Finals] and remember what I did wrong and what I should do instead to win that match.

Tip from HeroicFrenzy.

Cross Counter Asia: Running Sets Xian vs. Mango FT10

In a new flavor for the Running Sets, Cross Counter Xian's Gen and Mango's Gouken face off in a first to ten series as Zhi comments on various related and non-related subjects. This appears to be in good fun, but both of these players are definitely skilled with their respective characters.

Tip from Throughsilence, michaelt437, Deceptimike, Rafael2487 and Sairaiakki.

Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz and Floe discuss Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2012

Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz and Floe discuss Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2012 The Evil Geniuses website has updated with a discussion between the EG team members Justin Wong, Floe and Ricky Ortiz. They discuss the upcoming balance patch to SSF4 AE and how power levels relate to other characters. You can catch a piece of the interview below and the entire discussion here.

fLoE: I’m not really a fan of how fast they’re pumping out these patches. Yeah it’s always good to get new games and new content and stuff but I still wish they would let the current content get flushed out a little more so all of the little things can be found out.

Ricky: I would just like to see the characters that got nerfed for no reason to be put back to normal. To be honest Yun and Yang don’t even need to be changed that much. I feel if a lot of the characters were their previous version they’d have a fighting chance. To me it almost seems like all the changes made were to compensate for the twins which is what makes them so good, because everything that a character had good against them got taken away.

Justin: There will always be cheap overly use abused characters in any fighting game. It’s been a new experience for the fighting game community to receive so many updates and revisions. It seems like a lot of the backlash towards patches comes from the whole concept being new for console and arcade games. It used to be that you dealt with what you had and made the best of the strong characters and tactics. Now, game companies can fix the gross imbalances in console games easily thanks to things like Xbox Live and downloadable content. Patches and updated releases are new ground for fighting games, but it seems like the community is slowly warming up to the idea.

Keep in mind this discussion was done before the balance patches were announced on the dev blog. Submitted by Rafael2487.

EG Justin Wong starts column on EventHubs: Step Your Game Up

EG Justin Wong starts column on EventHubs: Step Your Game Up Evil Geniuses member, Justin Wong, has started a column here on EventHubs to help you improve your fighting game skills.

His first column focuses on becoming a training mode monster, explaining why using this mode is so important and also offering up his own personal regime he follows when he's practicing.

Step Up Your Game is a once a month column, although fans will be in for a double dose this month and a new column will follow in about a week.

For those of you wondering, Justin is still very much a member of Evil Geniuses and this column in no way affects his status on the team. Here's a snip to get you started on his first article, hop the link above to see the entire thing.

Many players lose in the heat of battle because they “choke.” Choking usually means that the player could have won the match but they dropped the game winning combo or hit. One of the most important tools to have as a fighting game player is REALLY good execution. If you land a clean hit on your opponent, you want to make sure it’s going to count and get you closer to the win.

When I was growing up, I sat in the arcade (there was no access to these games for consoles at the time) for 5-6 hours every day during my summer vacation and practice my combos over and over. Practicing my combos over and over did 3 things for me.

Weekly event listings September 9 - 15, 2011

Weekly event listings September 9 - 15, 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.

• Singapore: Battle Medley Singapore 2011, September 9 - 11.

• London, United Kingdom: Take All Comers, September 9 - 11.

• Online, PC: Rise of the Web Warrior, September 15.

• Brooklyn, New York: Beatdown 3 - Keep Fighting, September 10. Live stream on, no start time given.

• Jacksonville, Arkansas: A.R.K. IV, September 17-18. Live stream on Arkcast, no start time given.

• Richmond, Virginia: River City Runbacks, September 10.

• Addison, Texas: Sunday Night D-Town Beatdown, September 11.

• Bronx, New York: BoogyDwn Turf Wars, September 10.

• Garden City, Michigan: LAGG Tactics presents: Legacy, September 10.

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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, hosted by Peaceful Jay, will be starting tonight at 6 p.m. PDT, 9 p.m. EDT. This is a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition online tournament.

It will feature Iketakeda, White Gun, DRS|NashFan, TFA|German Luger and more.

The winner scores a clean $100 USD prize. For an embed of the tournament, hit the link below.

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EG fLoE talks about working with Iron Galaxy on Street Fighter 3 Online Edition

EG fLoE talks about working with Iron Galaxy on Street Fighter 3 Online Edition Evil Geniuses spoke with team member Ari "fLoE" Weintraub about what it was like working with Iron Galaxy Studios on the release of Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition. He discusses how he was brought on the team and specific things that he worked on.

This is a good read if you're interested in the behind the scenes details. Here's a grab.

Angstygaijin: “You mentioned that you’ve assisted with several aspects of the design for Third Strike: Online Edition. The Trials Mode was a big part of that – designing trials for both beginners and advanced players. Is there anything else you worked on?”

fLoE: “I helped with a lot of general design aspects; what I thought would work best in the game. I was very adamant about how the controller configuration would work, for example. I was able to bring the voice of the community to the development process. As we’ve already discussed, the team wasn’t really comprised of hardcore fighting game players, so it was great to suggest features and tweaks to the game that would make Third Strike: Online Edition more attractive to the community.”

Sent in by Rafael2487.

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