Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale: Negotiations for Crash happen on a higher level than SuperBot, no secret characters - all unlocked at start

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale: Negotiations for Crash happen on a higher level than SuperBot, no secret characters - all unlocked at start Siliconera recently sat down with Playstation All-Star Battle Royale director, Omar Kendall, for an interview discussing the upcoming Playstation brawler. Kendall touches on various topics including the process of getting first and third party characters into the game, how the negotiations for Crash Bandicoot occur on a higher level than SuperBot and that there will be no secret characters to unlock.

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

Did you try for Crash Bandicoot at all? Crash was so synonymous with the PlayStation brand early on even though he’s at Activision now.

Yeah. I have to say it’s not that Superbot is some independent developer chasing down third-party characters. This is a negotiation that happens on a much higher level than Superbot, with Sony and Activision, these two giant companies.

And I completely understand how big and important a character like Crash is to the PlayStation universe. We want to make it clear to fans that we understand how important a character Crash is to the PlayStation universe. Obviously, we try everything in our power to try and get characters like Crash.

Are there any secret characters in the game that you still haven’t revealed?

Playable? No. We’ve got our 20 launch characters and they’re unlocked from day one. We’ve got some secrets, but not on our playable roster. If I really dig Sly Cooper and he’s not unlocked on day one, that’s going to be a bummer for me, so we want to make sure the characters are available.

Be sure to check out Siliconera for the full interview. Tip by jtir123.

The Nemo Special: Spencer, Nova, Dr. Strange touch of death combo on Thor after forward throw - no X Factor, builds 4 meters

With BT|IFC Yipes' recent success at Youmacon 2012 using his new team of Spencer, Nova and Dr. Strange, it appears Nemo, the originator of this squad, has hit the lab and discovered some new technology that makes this team even stronger. Beginning with only 2 meters, this combo starts out with a forward throw from Spencer then brings in Dr. Strange and showcases a crazy corner loop.

Considering that damage scaling kicks in pretty heavily after a throw in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, killing off the character with the most stamina in the game whilst not using X Factor makes this combo that much more impressive. Also, this combo is extremely meter positive and actually builds 4 full bars.
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Wolfkrone, Native, Kokujin, Lilsicx66, SnakeEyez, Danhiru, Goddoman and more - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online replays

TFXBlaze and Ssf4evo have uploaded quite a bit of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online match footage. There are a ton of top level players being featured here including Wolfkrone, AGE|SnakeEyez, MMS|Native, Kokujin, Danhiru, Lilsicx66, Goddoman, HJMxp and plenty others.
Hit the jump to check out the rest.

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AirBehr Dojo episode 2 - Option select 101: Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 tutorial with Air and Behrudy

CCG|Air and Behrudy are back with their second episode of AirBehr Dojo this time covering option selects from basics to advanced. in this episode, Air teaches how to create option selects, uses for them and shows off quite a few of his own including his LK Tatsu with Ryu that beats out many of Bison's attacks.
Via Air's YouTube channel. Tips by an anonymous user.

Nitsuma's 8 extra Ultimate Marvel vs. Capom 3 characters were never created, Sengoku Basara producers did not want their characters in UMvC3

Nitsuma's 8 extra Ultimate Marvel vs. Capom 3 characters were never created, Sengoku Basara producers did not want their characters in UMvC3 Sven has been actively responding to Capcom-Unity users' questions on different threads and dropped a couple of interesting bits of information recently. According to Sven, the 8 extra characters Nitsuma originally hoped to have included on the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster were never finalized by Marvel and in turn, never created.

Remember Niitsuma said he wanted 8 extra characters in the game. Those 8 characters didn't make it? Come on Capcom, tell us, who are the last 8 characters?

Niitsuma had hoped to have more characters than we had, but it was not to be. The "other characters" were never finalized and never created.

They don't exist. Characters beyond the ones that made it were never finalized with Marvel and never made because it was apparent early on in the dev process that there wouldn't be enough time to do them all.

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Street Fighter Alpha 2 now available on GoodOldGames for $5.99 - soundtrack, avatars and artwork free with download

GoodOldGames recently added Street Fighter Alpha 2 to their game selection and is now available for purchase at $5.99 USD. If you download this classic Street Fighter title from GOG's website, you will also receive quite a few free bonuses including an original soundtrack, 24 avatars and 41 pieces of artwork.

All of the games on GoodOldGames are DRM free, meaning you can install them on multiple computers, back them up as much as you wish and more. This version of Street Fighter Alpha 2 is compatible with Windows XP and 7.

Hit the jump to check out GOG's Street Fighter Alpha 2 trailer.

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Mortal Kombat vs. Gangam Style - The Super Zeros' cosplay dancers hit the streets once again

The folks over at The Super Zeros return with another hilariously awesome cosplay public dance video. Instead of running through the streets with the Mortal Kombat theme, this time they dance to one of the internet's most recent phenomenons, Psy's Gangam Style song.

Much like their Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter flash mob video, these dancers dress up as many of the characters from the MK franchise and perform their interpretation of Gangam Style at various public establishments. If you enjoyed their previous public dance parody video, you'll definitely get a kick out of this one.
Tips by WingedRegent and MajorDog.

Updated: results and archive added - Wednesday Night Fights - 5.3 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and SSF4 AE v2012

Updated: results and archive added - Wednesday Night Fights - 5.3 PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and SSF4 AE v2012 Updated: A stream archive and results for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown have been added after the jump.

Level|Up will be streaming Wednesday Night Fights 5.3 live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Tonight's stream will kick off at 9:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 a.m. GMT.

Tonight, they will be streaming PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

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The art of motion capture: Tekken's Eddy Gordo 15 years later

Marcelo Pereira, who runs a martial arts studio, is the original body actor for Tekken 3's Eddy Gordo. He's joined by one of his students, Nateon Ajello, to talk about the motion capture process with Rev3Games. Ajello covers the technical aspects of the process and Pereira weighs in on the capoeira martial art itself.

This 10 minute clip is a good behind the scenes look at how motion capture technology is used in games, and the process developers must go through to make this a reality in today's titles. If you want to jump ahead to the part particularly relevant for fighting game fans, skip to the 5 minute 30 second mark, as Pereira talks about working with the Tekken development team.
Tip from JesseRobles via the official Tekken Facebook page.

Street Fighter X Tekken Vita has 79/100 review score on MetaCritic, generally seeing positive marks

Street Fighter X Tekken Vita has 79/100 review score on MetaCritic, generally seeing positive marks MetaCritic has been compiling reviews on the Vita version of Street Fighter X Tekken since it was released last month, with many critics giving it reasonably solid marks, coming in with an overall Metascore of 79/100 so far.

To give these numbers some context, we've listed how other portable fighting games from Capcom have performed, along with their console counterparts. Where two numbers are listed, the first score is for the PS3 version and the second is the Xbox 360.

Portables:
Super Street Fighter 4 3DS — 85/100
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Vita — 80/100
Street Fighter X Tekken Vita — 79/100

Consoles:
Street Fighter X Tekken — 84/100, 83/100
Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 — 80/100, 79/100
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition — 80/100, 78/100

Despite some bad press from various media outlets and the community, Street Fighter X Tekken has received solid numbers from many reviewers.

These numbers haven't necessarily translated into very strong sales for the game, as the console release underperformed a bit on Capcom's original estimate of 2 million in sales, only gathering 1.4 million and Media Create reported that the Japanese Vita release only moved around 5,000 copies when it was first released, but numbers from other regions haven't been reported, yet.

Riceata vs. Infiltration - offstream Canada Cup 2012 SSF4 AE v2012 match

If you watched this year's Canada Cup stream you likely heard quite a bit of chatter about Riceata vs. WW|Infiltration's match in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, in the first round winners pools.

It happened off stream, but a number of the commentators and people at the event said it was a good set between these two competitors. Riceata used Blanka and E. Honda, while Infiltration selected Akuma and Hakan. Check out the video below, which was taken by Riceata's friend, Chris.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale attract trailer confirms appearance from Polygon Man

A new attract trailer for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale was released today on the PlayStation YouTube channel. It runs through the game's current roster in stylish fashion, and at the end the iconic Polygon Man makes a very brief appearance.
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Viscant breaks down IFC Yipes' new team of Nova, Spencer Dr. Strange in UMvC3

Viscant breaks down IFC Yipes' new team of Nova, Spencer Dr. Strange in UMvC3 Viscant posted a new blog entry on BrokenTier's website which takes a closer look at the team of Nova, Spencer and Dr. Strange, which his teammate IFC Yipes used to win Youmacon Battle Opera 2012.

Jay "Viscant" Snyder quotes Nemo — who came up with the squad, that this is the best team in all of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and can't think of another team that beats it.

Viscant runs through the pros and cons of this composition along with the matchups and an overall conclusion on how it stacks up with the competition. It's a pretty interesting and insightful read, hit the link above to read everything.

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Tokido plays Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 online and Mago playing a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online tournament

Ogawa Kawasaki has uploaded some Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 footage from the Topanga TV stream earlier where MCZ|Tokido takes on various opponents online. Then MCZ|Mago jumps in and plays Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online.

Florida major CEO 2013 sponsored by Microsoft

Earlier today, Alex Jebailey announced on Twitter that Microsoft has signed on to be an official sponsor of CEO 2013.

While no exact details were given, Jebailey says that big things are coming to the fighting game community in Florida. CEO 2013 will take place June 28-30 in Orlando, Florida.

The fighting game community has had many sponsors over the years, especially for majors. Microsoft, however, is the largest we've seen so far to back a tournament in recent years.

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