Diary of a Gamer: Latif details his experience at SBO 2012, match footage featuring Cantona's Zangief

Diary of a Gamer: Latif details his experience at SBO 2012, match footage featuring Cantona's Zangief RZR|Latif has begun writing blog entries over on the Razer website detailing his trip to Japan to compete in SBO 2012. This is part 1 of his Diary of a Gamer and Latif talks about his arrival in Japan, some of the top level Japanese players he faced at the Sega Avion arcade and more.

Below is a bit to get you started.

So after I unpacked my stuff, we went straight down to SBO business. Fortunately, my cousin lived about 10 minutes away from the best arcade in Osaka which was called “Sega Avion”. This arcade hosts a lot of the best players from all over Japan, so luckily for me it was a great way to fight against the best on a daily basis before SBO. A few notable names to mention that showed up were players such as Uryo “Best Sakura”, Cantona “Best Zangief”, Dogura “Best Bison”, kog “Best T hawk”, Amiyu “Best Gen”, Noriyasu “Best Dhalsim” and many other amazing players. First day I didn’t get to play a lot of players since I showed up late at night but I still got to play some great matches mainly against Uryo and Cantona. The matches between me and Uryo were amazing and very close, final score ended being 6-1 in my favor.

I really wanted to play some more matches but unfortunately he had to leave early. Cantona also really impressed me with his amazing play style that was mainly based on incredibly fast reactions to every attack I did and the ability to read every movement. It’s really hard to explain such thing in words so I will leave you guys with some matches to watch instead.

Hit the jump to check out a few of the matches between RZR|Latif and Cantona's Zangief from the Sega Avion.

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NetherRealm Studios did not feel constrained by the parameters of the Mortal Kombat series, while making Injustice: Gods Among Us

NetherRealm Studios did not feel constrained by the parameters of the Mortal Kombat series, while making Injustice: Gods Among Us Injustice: Gods Among Us' producer Hector Sanchez talked with Polygon about their upcoming fighter.

While he wasn't divulging a ton of information about the game's story mode, he was able to give a good overview of the game coming from the studio that is produced Mortal Kombat.

While the studio didn't necessarily feel constrained by the parameters of the Mortal Kombat series, longtime fans would likely have rejected major deviations from the norm. But because Injustice is something new, NetherRealm can take more design risks. The DC fighting game has no dedicated block button, for example; instead, you shield yourself from attacks by pressing back on the D-pad or analog stick. NetherRealm isn't completely revamping the familiar control scheme, though.

Check out the full article over on TheVerge.

Tokido vs. GamerBee's Street Fighter X Tekken match and Ask James Chen - UltraChenTV: FirstAttack and Lv3Focus

Tokido vs. GamerBee's Street Fighter X Tekken match and Ask James Chen - UltraChenTV: FirstAttack and Lv3Focus UltraChenTV will be streaming live again tonight. James Chen will kick off the night with FirstAttack beginning at 8 p.m. PDT / 3 a.m. GMT. Lv3Focus with UltraDavid will follow at 9 p.m. PDT / 4 a.m. GMT.

Tonight onFirstAttack James Chen will be doing an Ask James Chen where he will answer all your Cammy related questions, then on Lv3Focus, UltraDavid will be going over AVM|GamerBee vs. MCZ|Tokido's match of Street Fighter X Tekken.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Ultimate Fight Night Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 week 4 featuring Vangief, FilipinoMan, Lion Heart and more

Ultimate Fight Night Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 week 4 featuring Vangief, FilipinoMan, Lion Heart and more Tonight's bi-weekly Ultimate Fight Night Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 week 4 is streaming once again by SolidxPanda. The sets should be starting at around 6 p.m. PDT.

Main Event
AGE|Vangief vs. DRS|FilipinoMan

Co-Main Event
Mighty Kurokiba vs. IE luken
MMS|Native vs. Chin341

Grudge Match
DRS|Chris bs. MMS|Bsida Undercard
White Gun v2 vs. TommyGunzss
Bak4 vs. DMG|Lion Heart

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Wreck-It Ralph - 'Bad guy second thoughts' clip featuring Kano, Zangief and M. Bison

IGN has posted a new video from Disney's upcoming movie Wreck-It Ralph. This is a clip from when Ralph tells all the other bad guy characters that he doesn't want to be bad anymore. You will see cameos from Street Fighter's M. Bison and Zangief along with Mortal Kombat's Kano and Human Smoke.
Tip sent in by USAtlas and Neoxon.

Darkstalker Ressurection's Derek Neal 'No deliberate rebalances or changes to characters, if fans find version inconsistencies we will patch it'

In the new episode of FingerCramp's ShakeDown, Hak talks to Darkstalker Resurrection's producer Derek Neal about the upcoming games.

They discuss a few topics from the game's changes, challenges, features and editions from Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition and more.

Nemo's She-Hulk, Spencer, Dr. Strange takes on Udaterasu's Firebrand, Vergil, Amaterasu - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Running Sets

A few days ago, the Cross Counter guys have uploaded a new video for their Running Sets series. This features Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 matches between Nemo and Udaterasu.

We previously heard that Nemo had been training in secrecy from FRB|MameSpider and now we can see team of She-Hulk, Spencer and Dr. Strange in action. We've seen quite a bit of Udaterasu's play in the past, in this set he's using Firebrand, Vergil and Amaterasu.
Hit the jump to see more Nemo play.

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Updated: Brazil Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament stream - AE v2012, SFxT, SF3 3s and SSF2T HDR results and stream archive

Updated: Brazil Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament stream - AE v2012, SFxT, SF3 3s and SSF2T HDR results and stream archive Updated: The results for each game and stream archives have been added into the story after the jump.

The Brazilian portion of the 25th anniversary Street Fighter tournament is getting underway now on the Capcom Fighters TwitchTV channel. MCZ|Tokido, AVM|GamerBee and Combofiend are all in attendance, along with top players from this region, like Death Gun, UZ|Luvinha, Bruno F1ght3rs, LordxSaka and Dr. House.

As usual, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Street Fighter X Tekken, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix will be the titles played in the tournament.

Hit the jump to check out the results.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us - Offscreen footage featuring Nightwing, Flash, Batman, Superman, Cyborg and Solomon Grundy

ShinMamoruX and Gohapsp has both uploaded Injustice: Gods Among Us off screen footage from recent cons.

These matches include Nightwing, Flash, Batman, Superman, Cyborg and Solomon Grundy. Hit the jump to check out the other matches.

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Dead or Alive 5 online function improvement patch now available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 patch still undergoing certification

Dead or Alive 5 online function improvement patch now available on Playstation 3, Xbox 360 patch still undergoing certification It was announced a while back that Team Ninja was working on a patch to improve the online functions in Dead or Alive 5. This patch has been officially released today on the Playstation 3 but unfortunately, the update is still undergoing certification by Microsoft so Xbox 360 players will have to be patient.

Below is a list of the changes that come with this patch.

1. Fixed bug where skipping a command then clearing would halt progress during La Mariposa’s and Tina’s command training.
2. Adjusted the AI’s excessively fast reactions to player attacks on hard difficulty.
3. Power Blow settings carry over when resetting position in training mode.
4. Position reset can now be performed by pressing SELECT + R2 at the same time.
5. Titles can now removed at the Mission title set screen with the △ button.
6. Ayane’s Tenryukyaku~back turn (→→KK←), Kikkaryukyaku~back turn (Back stance PP→KK←) are changed from +7 on guard to +1.
7. Tina’s down throw (face up & towards legs, face down & towards head) at completion is changed from +5 to ±0.

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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta available tomorrow for Playstation Plus and Vita users, releasing to the public October 23

PlayStation has announced that the Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta will be available to Playstation Plus users on PS3 and on the PS Vita tomorrow, October 16. It will be released to all Playstation 3 users on October 23 and will support Cross-Play so PS3 and Vita players can link up and play together.

Below is a list of features included in the beta.

• You’ll be able to play as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess.
• You’ll be able to play in both the Metropolis and Hades stages.
• You’ll be able to try out four-player online tournaments and 2 v 2 online tournaments. For the 2 v 2 games we’ll be supporting friend invites, so you and a friend can fight another team online.

The Playstation Blog also included a picture showing off the remainder of the alternate costumes that you will receive when you pre-order Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. You can snatch these costumes by pre-ordering at participating retailers and they will work for both Playstation 3 and PS Vita.

Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale Beta and wallpapers for the 6 playable characters.

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Gods Arc plays Street Fighter X Tekken - over 2 hours of high level play featuring Santhrax, Hiro and DragonGod

EmpireArcadia uploaded over 2 hours of high level Street Fighter X Tekken footage featuring some of the best players on the team. Included here are EMP|Sanford "Santhrax" Kelly, EMP|Dragon God and EMP|Hiro and below you can find a list of the teams each player used.

Hiro: Dudley/Balrog, Juri/M. Bison, Rufus/Chun_Li, Guile/Cammy, Rufus/Bison, Vega/Guile

DragonGod: Lars/Hworang, Hworang/Rufus, Bob/Lars

Santhrax: Sakura/Abel, Abel/Ken, Kazuya/Ken, Ryu/Ken, Paul/Law

Tip by jdizzle281.

Injustice: Gods Among Us will have true hit trades, cross ups and frame data, story mode revolves around the Joker

John Golba over at Deadlybison conducted an interview with Hector Sanchez, producer of Injustice: Gods Among Us, in which they discuss various topics pertaining to the upcoming DC fighter. Sanchez mentions some interesting bits of information such as true hit trades and cross ups will be features in this game and frame data for special moves will be available in the pause menu.
Tip by Justin.

T13 Toronto Series Championships results, battle logs and stream archive

T13 Toronto Series Championships results, battle logs and stream archive Updated: The results and the stream archive for all games have been added into the story after the jump.

Toronto Top Tiers has begun the streaming of their major this morning. Top players in attendance include EG|Justin Wong, BT|Dieminion, MTLSF|Chi-Rithy, MH|RayRay, UVG|Noel Brown, DMG|CD Jr., Maxster, REO, NYC Fab, DMG|FightingGM, A&C|RDK and more of Toronto's best..

Hit the jump to see the stream schedule that covers both today and tomorrow. Like with all fighting game tournaments, times are tentative. The stream schedule also includes the list of games being played.

Also after the jump is the actual stream.

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FLoE: I would say Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is the hardest game to practice at the moment, there’s always a chance of getting 'randomed out'

FLoE: I would say Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is the hardest game to practice at the moment, there’s always a chance of getting 'randomed out' Michael “angstygaijin” Migliacio over at Evil Geniuses recently sat down for an interview with EG|fLoE and entitled the segment In the Lab. FLoE discusses a wide array of topics including his training regimen, how he deals with bad match ups and more.

Here are a couple of bits from Evil Geniuses' piece.

Angstygaijin: How much of your practice time is spent in “training mode” versus playing live or online matches? Which do you consider more helpful overall? Why?

fLoE: I honestly don’t spend that much time in training mode unless I really need to learn some new setup or combo and practice it to a T. I find more benefit in playing against other people, because I feel that is where I can get the most experience. There are so many different styles of people playing now that a live match against any type of opponent can be a valuable experience. Live matches allow me to practice against all different styles of play, from the most aggressive to the extra conservative.

Angstygaijin: Which game in your repertoire is the hardest one to practice? Why?

fLoE: I would say Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is the hardest game to practice at the moment – just because the nature of that beast. It doesn’t matter how much you practice in that game, because there’s always a chance of getting “randomed out”. A lot of times there’s nothing that can be done to change an outcome like that – practice or no practice. That game is scary!

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