Cross Counter: St. Maarten - Video X Games Edition feat. Combofiend and PerfectLegend

Cross Counter TV uploaded the latest episode of Cross Counter that was shot at the Video X Games in St. Maarten. Below is a bit from the Cross Counter guys about this episode.

The Cross Counter crew heads to St. Maarten for the Video X Games! First gootecks and Combofiend recap Evo, discussing their personal highlights and standouts, going over top 8 in Marvel, SF4 and SFxT. Then Mike talks with EMP|Perfect Legend (aka Perfect Bedtime Aka Pleasant Legends) on DPGL.Gross' upset in Grand Finals at VxG. As things wind down, gootecks and Mike Ross recap their trip and the event before returning home to the states.

More first to 5 sets with V-Ryu, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 matches featuring Hsien Chang, Poongko, MFWarriorBySand and more

YogaFlame24 has uploaded more excellent Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 matches. Included here are first to 5 sets featuring WDM|V-Ryu as he fights against lCxl STErcan and WDM|will2pac.

After the jump you'll find another first to 5 set between ladnopokaa's Cody and MFWarriorBySand's Gen. Also, there are a couple of online replays featuring TH|Poongko, Hsien Chang, Proud Strawberry and more.

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Character selection and categories for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 by Justin Wong - Step Your Game Up

Character selection and categories for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 by Justin Wong - Step Your Game Up The latest entry for EG|Justin Wong's column here on EventHubs has been posted. Step Your Game Up - Chapter 7, covers character selection and playstyle categories in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

Justin runs through the entire cast, talking about which fighters are best used at entry levels of play, and what things to focus on as you learn how to play properly.

If you have some friends that are interested in picking up Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, but don't know where to start, this is a great article to help them get their hands dirty. Here's a snip from the write up.

A lot of players have trouble deciding which character(s) to pick in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. Here is my breakdown on what characters might fit your offensive, defensive, or balanced style.

Offense Characters:
Ken, Makoto, Ibuki, Dudley, Seth, Dan, Sakura, Gen, Abel, C. Viper, Cammy, Guy, Hakan, Rufus, El Fuerte, Yun, Yang, Oni, Evil Ryu

Defense Characters:
E. Honda, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Sagat, Dee Jay, Guile, Blanka, Zangief, Vega, Balrog, T. Hawk, Rose

Balance Rush Characters:
Ryu, Gouken, Akuma, Juri, M. Bison, Cody, Fei Long, Adon

It's also worth checking out Justin's previous column for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, which covers character selection, team synergy and more.

Street Fighter 2 Lego Minifigs of original cast members

A year and a half in the making, Julian Fong created some really well done mini Lego figurines of most of the original 16 cast members that were in Super Street Fighter 2 (sans Fei Long).

In the closeup shots below, you can see the careful amount of detail that was put into each one to replicate their in-game looks. Although these aren't official pieces, they were submitted to Lego's Cusoo program, so there's a chance that they may one day become official.


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From Julian Fong's FlickR page, via Kotaku and David Hinds.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Hitstun is static, complete UI and SFX overhaul coming soon

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - Hitstun is static, complete UI and SFX overhaul coming soon BT|Clockw0rk jumped in the NeoGAF thread for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, where members have been discussing the game and leafing feedback to post some information about the combo system and the UI.

Here's what he said.

Combos! Hitstun is static in PASBR, so combos are consistent given positioning and situation, though of course most attacks will produce a different reaction if connected on an aerial opponent. Some attacks are cancelable, some will chain together, and others can be linked together, all of which serve as a foundation for the combo system. Adding to this are launcher-type attacks, juggles, throws, wall bounces, and crumples/dizzies, among other things. Furthermore, some characters are combo-heavy while others not so much, so if you're not a combo person, don't fret! We got you!

We're hard at work on polishing as we speak, and that of course includes the UI and SFX. The UI shown thus far is meant to be temporary, so you guys can expect to see a complete overhaul soon!

UltraChenTV: FirstAttack and Lv3Focus - King of Figters 13 basics and covering Street Fighter 3 Third Strike matches

UltraChenTV: FirstAttack and Lv3Focus - King of Figters 13 basics and covering Street Fighter 3 Third Strike matches 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.

On FirstAttack tonight the guys will be going over King of Fighters 13 basics, then on Lv3Focus they will be going over Street Fighter 3 Third Strike matches.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Damdai vs. AfroLegends first to ten set in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo

94SupraTT has posted a first to ten set of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo matches from Evolution 2012 between AforLegends and Damdai.

AfroLegends sticks with Dee Jay throughout the set and Damdai switches between Ryu and Ken.
Sent in by TheFragile.

Atlus asks fans to not spoil Persona 4: Arena's story

The Persona 4: Arena official website has been updated with a warning message to players about the story mode in the game.

Atlus previously noted that the game will feature a 30-40 hour story mode.

The Persona 4 Arena official site was updated with a warning message asking that players not post videos, video feeds or Tweets that spoil the game's story.

In particular, pre-release videos of any part of the game are "strictly" forbidden. The game is due for release this Thursday, but flying getters often flying get a couple of days in advance.

Those who do not follow these rules will be given a death curse and various other curses.


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Via AndriaSang and sent in by an anonymous reader.

Street Fighter X Tekken PSN ranked matches featuring Infiltration, Kaz, Yu5ririn and many more

Ssf4evo has uploaded some Street Fighter X Tekken ranked matches from PlayStation Network. There are some really great matches here that feature WW|Infiltration, Kaz, Yu5ririn and many more.
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Ariel 'FightingGM' Capellan joins Dominion Method Gaming's Tekken team

Today, Dominion Method Gaming announced their newest member Ariel 'FightingGM' Capellan. He joins KOR, NYC Fab and Real Law to make up a really strong Tekken team.

Here's a little about him from the article on Dominion Method Gaming's website.

This guy has been a top contender in almost every tournament that he’s entered, whether it was a major fighting game tournament event in the United States, or across the ocean into international territories. FightingGM began his ascension into the competitive fighting game scene with Tekken 5 and, when he was only 15 years old, began competing in tournaments in his local scene.

Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament series begins this weekend with Austin, Texas

Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament series begins this weekend with Austin, Texas Brelston over at Capcom-Unity posted a blog today detailing the first stop in the Street Fighter 25th anniversary tournament series. The first tournament in the series will be taking place on July 28, 2012 in Austin, Texas and you can find a schedule for this event below.

For those who are unable to attend but would like to check out the action, Capcom Unity will be streaming this event via Twitch TV.

Saturday 8:00AM: Venue Opens
8:00AM-8:45AM: On-site registration
9:00AM: Brackets are published
9:00AM-10:00AM: Casual Play / Practice

10:00AM: Tournament Begins for All Games
6:00PM: Down to 32 players for All games

6:00PM-9:00pm: Quarterfinals Begins, Top 32 -> Top 8 (up to Top 4 for 3rd Strike and HDR)

Sunday 8:00AM: Venue Opens
8:00AM-10:00AM: Casual Play / Practice
10:00AM: Top 4 begins for HD Remix
10:45PM: Top 4 begins for 3rd Strike
11:50PM: Grand Finals of SFxT 2v2 exhibition
12:30PM: Top 8 Begins for SFxT 1v1
3:00PM: Top 8 Begins for SF4
6:00PM: Tournament ends
6:00PM-8:00PM: Casual Play
8:00PM: Venue Closes

For more information be sure to visit the Street Fighter 25th anniversary website.

EVO 2012 full set of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 top 8 matches

Evo2kvids has uploaded the full set of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 top 8 matches from EVO 2012. There is roughly 3 hours of match footage here including 8 of the top players in the world today.
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Updated: Episode 10 pt. 2 added, #FGC episode 10 pt. 1 - I Can Do Better, Finger Cramp bi-weekly tournament announced

Updated: The guys over at Finger Cramp have uploaded #FGC episode 10 pt. 2 and it has been added to the story.

Finger Cramp has uploaded the latest episode of #FGC entitled I Can Do Better. In this installment, FC|Hak and FC|Chris G jump online for some Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 matches and try to see how deep the character variety is on Xbox Live.

In this video Finger Cramp also announced a new East Coast bi-weekly tournament they will be running called Fight Circuit Beatdown. Both Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be featured at this event and the tournament series will kick of on Saturday August 4, 2012.

Hit the jump to check out episode 10 pt. 1.

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Character's personal relationship in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 can affect rage meter gain

Character's personal relationship in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 can affect rage meter gain Making plot elements a part of the strategy, Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada stated that in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 a character's personal relationship with their tag partner can actually impact how much rage meter they gain.

He specifically noted that since Kazuya and Heihachi have a bad relationship, if they're partnered on the same team, they won't gain as much rage as other fighters would — if they liked each other.

This is of course only one part of the balancing process, how well each fighter's moves compliment each other is a big factor as well, Harada stated in an interview with NowGamer.

The piece goes on to cover things like why they brought back certain characters, and that the Tekken team will likely be involved with the new Smash Bros. game, in some capacity. Here's a snip.

As Tekken 6 wore on, Bob, Lars, Law emerged as top tier characters and Zafina was bottom tier. Was that something you anticipated happening? How will characters be rebalanced for Tekken Tag Tournament 2?

KH: I’m quite surprised. You seem to know a lot about the game. We don’t get that question often. Maybe once or twice [laughs]. The characters you mentioned are characters that are considered strong in Tekken 6.

More so maybe for mid-level players than advanced because the really top level players have a different perspective on that. But obviously when we were creating Tag 2, we did view some of those criticisms and try to address them.

But we had to rebalance anyway because with Tag Tournament, you have different levels of balance within your team, your two characters that you select.

On one level, there’s the story, where the two characters might hate each other or might be more friendly, and that actually affects the game dynamics – the more your partner takes damage, the more you get enraged if you have a good relationship.

Whereas if you take Kazuya and Heihachi, they have a bad relationship, so you normally don’t see rage occurring that much because of that.

Submitted by USAtlas.

Korea Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament footage - SSF4 AE v2012, Infiltration vs. Poongko

Part of the Korean leg of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament went down recently, with WW|Infiltration (Akuma) and TH|Poongko (Seth) facing off in the grand finals. VesperArcade picked up footage from the event of these two yet again facing off. This is shaky cam footage, but it's a back and forth set with a lot of high level play from both competitors.
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