Updated: results and stream archive added, Level|Up's The Runback season 4 episode 8 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and King of Fighters 13

Updated: results and stream archive added, Level|Up's The Runback season 4 episode 8 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and King of Fighters 13 Updated: Stream archive and results for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Skullgirls have been added to the story.

Level|Up is back with The Runback season 4 episode 8 tonight and will be streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Tonight's stream will kick off at 9:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 a.m. GMT.

The stream will feature both King of Fighters 13 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Hit the jump to check out the results and stream archive.

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The Break Weekly #174 SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 replays featuring Marlinpie, Chris G, SherryJenix, Demoneyes and more

Jaxelrod sent us some great Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 replays from 8WayRun's the Break Weekly #174. Included below are a few matches from each game featuring players such as FC|Chris G, AG|Marlinpie, SherryJenix, Demoneyes, JRosa and more.

Make sure to visit 8WayRun's playlist for even more great match footage.

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Updated: Street Fighter X Tekken Vita live stream, Capcom Unity streaming Marvel vs. Capcom Origins live from PAX Prime 2012

Updated: Street Fighter X Tekken Vita live stream, Capcom Unity streaming Marvel vs. Capcom Origins live from PAX Prime 2012 Updated: Capcom Unity will be streaming Street Fighter X Tekken on the Playstation Vita at around 2 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. GMT. They will be showing off the robust customization options and will be taking requests from fans which will be featured on stream.

Capcom Unity is currently streaming Marvel vs. Capcom Origins live from PAX Prime 2012. If you're interested in picking up the HD re-release containing Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom, you might want to check out this stream.

Both Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom will be shown on stream. Many different characters and game features are being showed off here including some of the new graphical filters.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream embed.

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Was Ermac in the original Mortal Kombat? - Pop Fiction episode 26: I am Ermac, history behind Reptile's appearance in Mortal Kombat

Game Trailers has uploaded the latest episode of Pop Fiction where they take on the myth of Ermac's appearance in the first Mortal Kombat game. It was rumored that meeting certain stipulations would allow players to encounter the red ninja in arcade mode and the Pop Fiction guys go in to try and find out if the rumors are true or merely myth.

Hit the jump to check out another episode of Pop Fiction where they breakdown the history of Reptile's appearance in the first Mortal Kombat game and what criteria need to be met in order to encounter him.

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Street Fighter X Tekken iOS demo from PAX Prime 2012

GamesRadar uploaded a demo for Street Fighter X Tekken iOS from PAX Prime 2012. Takeshi Hiraoka from GamesRadar sits down with Street Fighter X Tekken iOS producer Takeshi Tezuka to get an in-depth look at the game, discuss the mechanics, touch screen functions and more.
Tip by MajorDog.

Dead or Alive 5 v0.75 Kasumi combo video by Emper0rc0w

Talented combo creator EMPER0RC0W recently uploaded a combo video for Dead or Alive 5's Kasumi. This is the Gamescom build, version 0.75. The video was uploaded today, so this is the latest possible implementation of what Kasumi can do in Dead or Alive 5.

The release date of the game is slated for September 25th for Japan and North America and September 28th for Europe.
Submitted by the author and Virtua_Kazama.

Detailed high-level analysis of Street Fighter X Tekken matches with Ryan Hunter

OS|Ryan Hunter recently played a FT9 with Jibbo/Automattock in Street Fighter X Tekken. In this video he does an excellent text-based professional breakdown of all his notable actions with the entire one-hour set. In order to get the full experience of the set, you must turn on annotations.

It's also recommended you turn on HD and allow the video to play at a larger size. With this, you can see the notes behind of the advanced thought processes behind tagging and movement.
Submitted by SimSimIV and chaoslmts.

Capcom's Christian Svensson discusses Games for Windows Live and Shonen Jump vs. Capcom

Capcom's Christian Svensson discusses Games for Windows Live and Shonen Jump vs. Capcom Senior Vice President of Capcom USA Christian Svensson jumped onto the Ask Capcom boards to answer more fan requests and questions. During this time Sven gave some key information to the discussion of Steam vs. Games for Windows Live and the possibility of Shonen Jump vs. Capcom.

The first topic has been a contentious one for quite a while, since the majority of Capcom's PC fans want them to integrate Steamworks instead of using GFWL as a service given the reputation that GFWL possesses.

The second topic is a dream title that has been suggested by fans since the advent of Jump Superstars and Jump Ultimate Stars on the Nintendo DS. Hit the jump to see this Q&A.

Marcus: Was is it anti piracy? Cheaper and easier to develop? Some kind of partnership with Microsoft? I did know that Lost Planet 1 used Steamworks but Capcom shifted to GFWL before Steamworks really matured with features like Achievments and Cloud Saving which have never been used by a Capcom PC release.

It doesn't really matter to me since I will buy either way but I am curious why GFWL over Steamworks. Will future titles use Steamworks and features like Cloud Saving and Steam Achievments?


Sven: Some key points about the value of GFWL (as went into the decision making process back in the day):

1. 95% of system calls are identical to Xbox Live. That is to say, if you have an Xbox 360 version, you're 95% of the way to having a working PC SKU, and the calls that are different, aren't wildly different. No additional integration required.

2. What this also means is feature for feature mapping with console. No gaps.

3. Native development support, if needed, in Japanese, in Japan's time zone. For getting anything done with teams in Japan, this is essential.

4. SSA remains secure.

There are others but these are the key ones.

They're all pretty little princesses and we all need to just get along. :)

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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 replays featuring Zangitan, Jyobin, Akimo, ACE E I RI N and more

YogaFlame24 has uploaded a ton of new Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online replays recently. These matches feature various high ranked players including Jyobin, Zangitan, Akimo, ACE E I RI N, LeviStruass1829 and more.
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Ryu retrospective: 25 years of Street Fighter - over 30 games in 5 minutes

In celebration of Street Fighter's 25th anniversary, Capcom Unity has uploaded a great retrospective for the man who has seen it all, Ryu. This video takes a look at the numerous games Ryu has appeared in and / or made cameos in over the many years of Street Fighter.

Throughout Street Fighter’s 25 year history, there’s been one warrior who’s been there every step of the way. Join us as we take a look at Ryu’s history and Street Fighters history across two and half decades and over THIRTY games in just over five minutes.

Via Capcom Unity.

SF3 3S Remy tool-assisted super play, MSH practical infinite guide and SFxT Final Fight characters combo video

AlexxShadenk777 returns today with another Street Fighter 3 Third Strike tool-assisted super play featuring Remy. There are a ton of cool scenarios and combos featured here as he runs through arcade mode and scores an S rank on the majority of the matches.

For more tool-assisted super plays by AlexxShadenk777 featuring Dudley and Yang you can click here and here.
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Treta Armageddon Brazil Championship streaming live from Curitiba featuring Tokido, Gamerbee, Combofiend and more

Treta Armageddon Brazil Championship streaming live from Curitiba featuring Tokido, Gamerbee, Combofiend and more The Treta Armageddon Brazil Championship is streaming live today from the Oscar Niemeyer Museum in Curitiba, Brazil. The live stream is being provided by Super Champz and is currently live.

The games that will be featured at this event include Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, King of Fighters 13 and Mortal Kombat 9.

MCZ|Tokido, AVM|Gamerbee and Combofiend are all expected to be in attendance.

Hit the jump for the live stream.

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Mad Catz Tekken Tag Tournament 2 arcade fightstick Tournament Edition S+ announced at PAX Prime 2012

Mark "MarkMan" Julio announced a new Mad Catz Tournament Edition S fightstick on the Namco panel stream at PAX Prime 2012 earlier today. This arcade stick will be a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 stick and will be a variation of the Mad Catz TE S stick.

The Tekken Tag Tournament 2 TE S+ will include an interchangeable artwork panel that features some of the female Tekken characters printed on it. This panel will swap out easily to avoid heavy artwork modding.

Pre-orders will begin on the Mad Catz website some time next week and we can expect to see this stick become available later this year.


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Via Mad Catz' facebook page.

The Upper-Cut Championship 2012 live stream from Dallas, Texas featuring Chris G, Wolfkrone and more

The Upper-Cut Championship 2012 live stream from Dallas, Texas featuring Chris G, Wolfkrone and more The Upper-Cut Championship 2012 is streaming live today from the American Airlines Training Conference Center in Dallas, Texas. BoomGorillas is providing the live stream for the event and it is currently under way,

This tournament will feature Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken, King of Fighters 13, Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend, Persona 4 Arena, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown, Mortal Kombat 9, Soul Calibur V, Skullgirls and Tekken 6.

Top players in attendance include FC|Chris G, Wolfkrone, NGB|Stone, Mihe and more.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream embed,

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Wesker Must Die - crazy touch of death combos without using TACs, DHCs, THCs or X Factor

Wolverine Master returns today with an excellent Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo video that focuses on killing everyone's favorite villain, Wesker, with one touch. There are many creative setups being used here with numerous characters on the roster and each combo K.O.'s a full health Wesker without the use of any TAC's, DHC's, THC's or X Factor.
Tips by a few anonymous submitters.

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