Arcade-in-a-Box's This Is It! farewell event documentary style

PressThePauseButton has released a short documentary style video from the This Is It! tournament which took place on November 2-4 as a farewell to Ed Farias who is closing the Arcade-in-a-Box arcade.

This features small interviews with Ed, Combofiend and RZR|Latif.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on sale $19.99, first 30 orders can get the Waste of Flesh T-Shirt for $9.99

This week, the Capcom Store's Deal Of The Week is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on for $19.99. This is available for all consoles including PS Vita, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

While a great deal in itself, they are also offering a Waste of Flesh Marvel vs. Capcom 3 promo T-Shirt for only $9.99 to the first 30 orders with the purchase of the game. It also noted this is the last of their stash and the shirts will not be reprinted.


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Via Capcom-Unity.

Ed Boon's Reese's countdown - Teases character announcement shows Animal Man, Batwing and Swamp Thing comics

After Halloween, Injustice: Gods Among Us' creative director Ed Boon posted an image of a pile of leftover Reese's he had left in his office on his Twitter. Since then he has been making additional posts as the number had been reduced.

Fans then started asking him if new gameplay or maybe character reveals were coming once the last Reese's was taken. While no exact details were given, he teased us with a new image showing just two left, three comic books and stating he might announce a new character.

2 Reese's left. When I reach 0 maybe we should announce a new character?

The comics in the photo were of Animal Man, Batwing and Swamp Thing.


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Since, Boon has tweeted saying that one more Reese's has been taken by lead designer John Edwards.

While this could be a joke, he has once before made a post about comics on Twitter. He previously showed off four characters and two of those have already been announced as playable characters in the game: Green Arrow and Nightwing.

Huge shoutouts to the anonymous reader who sent this in.

BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma location test footage, notes from Fukuoka on Bullet

Some shaky camera footage of the recent BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma location test from Taito Station in Japan has been posted by KyushuFGC. Kyushu also managed to talk to a Bullet player named Fukuoka who placed 3rd in Persona 4 Ultimate Mayoaka Arena.

Fukuoka stated that he thinks Bullet is a pretty strong character, however she needs to use Head Up as soon as possible because she's slow without it. He also noted her air dash is quite strong, if you get a running start.

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AirBehr Dojo episode 3 - Double Option Select: Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 tutorial with Air and Behrudy

The AirBehr Dojo is back with a new episode where Air and Behrudy dive into another tutorial for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. This video focuses on Air's new technology the Double Option Select, while very character specific it can be extremely useful.

Street Fighter 25th anniversary LA and Brazil Grand Final sets replays featuring Justin Wong, Tokido, Combofiend, Gamer Bee and more

IPlayWinner's Haunts has been hard at work uploading tons of replays from the Street Fighter 25th anniversary Los Angeles and Brazil tournaments. Below you will find some of the Grand Finals sets for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Street Fighter X Tekken, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

There are some extremely talented players feature here including EG|Justin Wong, MCZ|Tokido, AGE|SnakeEyez, AGE|Vangief, AVM|Gamer Bee, Combofiend and more. Also, if you missed any of the previous Street Fighter 25th anniversary events, you can check out playlists for each one on the CapcomSF Youtube Channel.
Hit the jump to check out more exciting matches.

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Dr. Boskonovitch, Unknown, Violet and pre-order exclusive characters officially release tomorrow on Playstation Store

FilthieRich has confirmed over on the Playstation Blog that the remaining DLC characters in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be released tomorrow, November 13, on the Playstation store. The characters that will be available for download include Dr. Boskonovitch, Violet and Unknown.

Also, the four characters given to those who pre-ordered the game will be released to the general public tomorrow. Ancient Ogre, Angel, Michelle Chang and Kunimitsu will all be playable, and as usual, each of the aforementioned characters will be free of charge.


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With the release of these seven characters, this makes the entire Tekken Tag Tournament 2 roster now available for play.

Tip by an anonymous submitter.

Team Ninja inspired by the Uncharted series when making Dead or Alive 5 - stage crumbling, intense action and more

Team Ninja inspired by the Uncharted series when making Dead or Alive 5 - stage crumbling, intense action and more CVG recently sat down with Yosuke Hayashi of Team Ninja for an interview regarding Dead or Alive 5 and other topics. Hayashi discusses how he got started in video games, the fact that Team Ninja was very inspired by the Uncharted series when making DoA5 and more.

Below is a bit from the article to get you started.

So, for you, who is making the best games in the world right now?

For Dead Or Alive 5 we took a lot of inspiration from Naughty Dog. Specifically it was the whole stage crumbling, and things falling off, and the characters rolling down, grabbing on to the ledges in Uncharted. We also wanted to hint at that flow you get into in Uncharted, where you know that something massive is about to happen. In Uncharted you fall off a cliff, or off a boat and things like that, and we thought moments like that would be great in DOA5's fighting system. We got really inspired by that, and we've tried to do something very similar.

Yes, the thing Naughty Dog do well is establishing the character's presence in the world, and I think it's something that works well in DOA5 as a result.

I think that we definitely were inspired by Naughty Dog's work. It's not like we're doing a cheap, superficial imitation of that game. As creators we were inspired, and it's a good opportunity right now to tell our players about this. It's something they might not notice, but we really respect Naughty Dog, their work is fantastic.

You can check out the full interview on CVG here.

Daigo Umehara and Yoshinori Ono to appear in Japanese manga - follows the Beast's quest to become pro mahjong player

MCZ|Daigo Umehara is one of the most recognized competitors in the fighting game community. Among his list of accomplishments he has won several major tournaments, authored his own book and is now appearing in a Japanese manga.

Entitled "Umehara Mahjong", this comic series will tell the story of when Daigo aspired to be a professional mahjong player. Below you can see multiple panels featuring the Beast and one of which appears to feature Street Fighter producer, Yoshinori Ono.


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Via Kotaku. Tips by Jevali and XAVI3R.

Absolute Battle 3 streaming live from Plano, Texas - UMvC3, SSF4 AE v2012, TTT2, KoF13, P4A, MK9 and more

Absolute Battle 3 streaming live from Plano, Texas - UMvC3, SSF4 AE v2012, TTT2, KoF13, P4A, MK9 and more Absolute Battle 3 is streaming now from Plano, Texas. You can expect to see coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Happy Medicine, JDCR, Ranmasama, Perfect Legend and more

They will be streaming Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, King of Fighters 13, Persona 4 Arena, Mortal Kombat 9, Soul Calibur 5, Skullgirls, Street Fighter X Tekken, BlazBlue CS:EX, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HDR and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition.

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Multi-character Tekken Tag Tournament 2 combo video, Anakin vs. Help Me matches from House of Goons after MLG Dallas

The Fighters Generation is back with a new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 combo movie. This features 16 different characters with a wide variety of teams.
After the jump, Arturo Sanchez has uploaded the last of his Tekken Tag Tournament 2 content from MLG Dallas. This is a set of deathmatches between Anakin vs. Help Me from Korea, for the record these two did not play during the tournament so if anyone wanted to see that but weren't able to now is your chance.

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Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo - King of GGPO stream archive and results for week 1 and 2 featuring J-Rod, Djfrijoles, KushYu and more

Arturo Sanchez has uploaded the videos from the past two weeks's King of GGPO 2012 Fall Edition Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo tournament. There are some excellent matches here featuring some great players including J-Rod, djfrijoles, KushYu, Jarek04 and more. Don't have time to watch the archives? Check out the results and characters used after the jump for both week one and week two.

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Richard Nguyen's Dr. Doom combo video, proof of concept Taskmaster and Dante, 1 combo 5 Shinku Hadoukens and more - UMvC3

Eternal Rival's Richard Nguyen is back with another new Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo video. This one featuring mainly Dr. Doom combos with a little help from Dormammu.
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Unknown, Dr. Boskonovitch and Violet releasing this week for Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Unknown, Dr. Boskonovitch and Violet releasing this week for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Katsuhiro Harada once again is answering questions on Twitter, today he was asked when the remaining Tekken Tag Tournament 2 characters would be released and replied saying "Soon. Very soon (Not week, few days)" meaning that the characters should be released this week.

Typically PlayStation Network updates on a Tuesday and the Xbox Live Marketplace on a Wednesday. This meaning PlayStation 3 players will see the characters on November 13th and Xbox 360 players on November 14th.

Tip sent in by Althegamefreak.

Philadelphia Bar Battles 3 - Charity Fights 2 UMvC3 and SSF4 AE v2012 featuring MarlinPie, Chris G, Dieminion, K Brad, Noel Brown and more

Yesterday, Bar Battles 3 and Charity Fights 2 took place in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. This featured some of the best players in the east coast including AGE|Chris G, BT|MarlinPie, BT|Dieminion, UVG|Noel Brown, FNEX|K Brad, DRS|MastaCJ and more.

They played Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Tekken Tag Tournament. Below are the winners, losers and grand finals for both SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3. You can also check out a playlist of the entire event here.

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