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Harada unsure Nintendo fans will be accepting of Tekken characters in new Smash Brothers game

Harada unsure Nintendo fans will be accepting of Tekken characters in new Smash Brothers game It was announced a few weeks ago that Namco Bandai is working on the new Smash Bros. game with Nintendo. Katsuhiro Harada described it as a "big priority" for the company, however he's not sure how Nintendo fans will warm to Tekken characters in the game.

"We're not really sure at this moment, but when thinking of the playerbase who is playing Smash Bros., maybe Tekken characters are something they wouldn't want.

Company-wide, there are a lot of people involved with that particular project. Not just from Tekken, but a lot of our franchises.

Although our main core staff is busy with Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and trying to finish that up, I do think we'll support the initiative in some kind of capacity."

Via Euro Gamer.

Skullgirls patch notes from Mike Z, patch soon to be sent to Microsoft and Sony

Skullgirls patch notes from Mike Z, patch soon to be sent to Microsoft and Sony Mike Z posted the Skullgirls patch notes over on the SRK forums. According to the Skullgirls Twitter the patch has not yet been sent into Sony or Microsoft, but will be very soon.

These notes are subject to change until the patch has been approved by Microsoft and Sony. Hit the jump to see them all.

Non-gameplay changes:
- Unlock colors 11-13 for all characters. Enjoy your freebies!

Improvements to online play:
• GGPO now rolls back properly instead of slowing down at moderate or high pings, increases playable ping range by quite a bit.

• Added many more regions for matchmaking, like Australia, Central/South America, Brazil, Gulf Coast, etc.

• Reduce the number of tiers for PS3 matchmaking from 9 to 3, and lower the ‘acceptable match’ threshold so more matches will be found for a given number of players online.

• Ranked matches online are now blind-pick, meaning you cannot see your opponent’s character choice until after choosing a stage.

• Add screen flash and notification sound when you find a match.

• Display opponent’s gamertag during a match.

• Display opponent’s chosen assist types on character select.

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Tekken outfits, sexy cops and more - New DLC costumes released for Soul Calibur 5

The latest set of Soul Calibur 5 DLC costumes was made available today, which runs 160 Microsoft points for the Tekken sets, and the other two cost 240 MS points.

This set includes some different costumes, but if you're looking for some unique stuff, this should be right up your alley. Here's a batch of screen shots showing you what you get.


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Retro CMV - Street Fighter 2: World Warrior by Desk

The original release of Street Fighter 2 had a bunch of odd system mechanics, at least in comparison to modern games. Desk's latest combo music video revisits the title that started the fighting game craze for many, and runs through some of the zanier combos that were possible.
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PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale short rundown from Omar Kendall at Evo

GameSpot posted a short video from the PlayStaion All-Stars Battle Royale booth at Evo 2012. Omar Kendall gives a rundown on a few topics including how Heihachi was added into the game, how they are keeping him true to Tekken, the point system, balance, the different level 3 supers and much more.
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Harada: It is more relevant to get Tekken X Street Fighter out on current-generation of consoles

Harada: It is more relevant to get Tekken X Street Fighter out on current-generation of consoles Wonder how far along out Tekken X Street Fighter is? Well it might not be as long as you might think, Kasuhiro Harada told Euro Gamer that they are still planning on the release being for the current consoles Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

"There's still a large number of players out there with a PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 who are looking forward to the game," Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada explained. "So we feel it's probably more relevant to get the title out to them on the current hardware."

"We're not completely sure," he continued, "but that's the direction at this moment."

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Sven: "X-Men" specific is off the table, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter would be possible, but in our opinion it's a relatively weak game

Sven: "X-Men" specific is off the table, Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter would be possible, but in our opinion it's a relatively weak game Over on the Ask-Capcom forums, a user Kimbap629 posted a question about the possibilities of seeing X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter will the recent announcement of the release of Marvel vs. Capcom Origins.

Is there a chance that X-men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter will also come out and being given the same treatment at a later date? Is there a chance we'll see a set with Capcom vs. SNK PRO and Capcom vs. SNK 2? - kimbap629

Sorry but anything "x-men" specific is off the table completely due to licensing reasons. Theoretically MSH vs. SF would be possible, but frankly speaking, in our opinion it's a relatively weak game compared to the others. Given that we could only pick two, we picked the ones we felt were the most iconic in the series that informed what would become UMVC3.

And sorry, we're not in discussions with SNK for anything at this point in time. Maybe someday, but those days are probably very far away given the preponderance of projects we need to take care of at a higher priority. - Christian Svensson

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Updated: Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez returns to Cross Counter in excellent fashion

Updated: In case you missed the skit, the YouTube version has been added into the story.

Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez returned in excellent fashion to Cross Counter Live this evening, here to save the world from the evil clutches of Eliver "Killer Kai" Ling and his raffle of the FGC.

Gootecks stepped away from Cross Counter back in late March, but he returned in triumphant and hilarious fashion today with a video skit.

LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments episode 59

LiangHuBBB returns today with the latest installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series. This video features moments from various fighting games including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited, SoulCalibur5, Street Fighter X Tekken and more.
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Harada: If I was given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit

Harada: If I was given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit Euro Gamer had a chance to catch up with Katsuhiro Harada to discuss various topics such as paid DLC, the recent fan complaints concerning Tekken Tag Tournament 2 voice actors, on-disc DLC and more.

Harada drops some interesting bits of information in the article including the fact that he aims to keep downloadable content free of charge and that there may be instances where on-disc DLC could be necessary. Below are a few pieces from the article.

"When you look at DLC, whether paid or free, a lot of titles have it on the disc, it's not that unusual. I've been saying that, at least for Tekken, regarding techniques, characters and stages, these three things won't be charged for, even if they are DLC."

"Saying that, if someone has a particular character they've downloaded and they play someone who doesn't have that character, it might take five minutes for the person to then download the data to play against this person. This wouldn't be very realistic and wouldn't give a very favourable impression, so we do plan to address these issues. So some content may be on the disc, some might not. But since it's free it shouldn't be an issue."

If there's something that's not necessary, if it just enhances the entertainment value..." Harada begins to explain. "For example, a lot of fans have been asking for previous soundtracks. Fans have said they'd want to buy that. So maybe if we make those available, or some of the past ending movies... These are ideas that aren't essential to enjoy the game, and might be available for purchase."

And if his bosses said that wasn't enough? "If I was given the choice to include paid DLC or quit Namco, I would maybe quit... Or maybe I would just say 'get someone else to deal with this',"

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Street Fighter X Tekken DLC screen shots, character swap costume images

Andriasang posted an article today featuring a nice batch of new screen shots from the upcoming Street Fighter X Tekken DLC. The 12 new characters will be available on July 31, 2012, and will be priced at $20 USD on Playstation 3 or 1600 Microsoft points on Xbox 360.

Below you will also find screen shots showing off some of the new character swap costumes that will be available soon.

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Official Tekken Tag Tournament 2 artwork for Alex, Forest Law, P-Jack, Tiger Jackson and all of the stages

Over on the Tekken official Facebook, a ton of new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 artwork has been added. Up first is the character artwork for the newly announced Tiger, Jackson, Alex, Forest Law and Prototype-Jack, then they also tossed up screens of all the stages.

Hit the jump to see more.

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Updated: Broken Tier Runnin' Sets Training Session - Clockw0rk takes on Viscant

Updated: Cross Counter TV has uploaded the latest episode of running sets. This installment features BT|Clockw0rk battling against BT|Viscant in a first to 5 set.

Cross Counter TV returns today with a fresh installment of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Runnin' Sets. The guys from Broken Tier join Gootecks in the Cross Counter studios for some first to 5 sets.

Hit the jump to see more sets.

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15 minute Injustice: Gods Among Us gameplay demo from EVO, Ed Boon talks the basics, the environmental hazards and more

IGN posted a 15 minute gameplay demo from Ed Boon of Injustice: Gods Among Us that took place at EVO 2012.

They go over the basics of the gameplay, the environment hazards, the wager system and much more.
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EVO 2012 results

EVO 2012 results EVO 2012 final results posted: EVO 2012 has finished up and all of the results, tons of battle logs and more have been added into this story. You can check out everything by clicking the link below.

The world's largest fighting game tournament kicked off on Friday. EVO 2012 is now complete and there was full coverage of this competition here on EventHubs throughout the weekend.

Top fighting game players were in attendance, including RZR|Fuudo, RZR|Latif, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, EG|Justin Wong, TH|Poongko, Hori|Sako, MCZ|Mago, AVM|GamerBee and many others. For a more complete look at who's attending and who the favorites are heading into this weekend, check out our preview here.

Hit the link below to check it it all out.

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