Daigo vs. Xian race to 7 grand finals set from South East Asia Major 2012, Daigo uses Yun, Guile and Ryu

Cross Counter TV has uploaded the full grand finals set between MCZ|Daigo and DM|Xian from the South East Asia Major 2012 tournament that just passed. These two players battle it out in a race to 7 wins; Daigo uses Yun, Guile and Ryu while Xian sticks with Gen.

Make sure to check out the results for South East Asia Major 2012 here.
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Official Street Fighter 25th anniversary site launched, artwork gallery pays tribute to 25 years of Street Fighter

The official Street Fighter 25th anniversary site has just launched and there is a ton of content to check out there. Included on this site is a Storyline where fans can share their fondest memories of the franchise, an artwork gallery, a list of the upcoming 25th anniversary tournaments and more.

Below you'll find a few pieces of excellent artwork from the aforementioned gallery. These pieces were created by various artists and feature many different characters from the franchise.


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Tag matches return in Dead or Alive 5, interactive lobbies no longer included to provide most stable online experience

Tag matches return in Dead or Alive 5, interactive lobbies no longer included to provide most stable online experience Joystiq posted an article recently that details a couple of features to be seen in Dead or Alive 5.

First off, tag matches will be returning and included in Dead or Alive 5. Players will be able to pair up and battle against other teams of two both online and locally.

Also, Team Ninja head Yosuke Hayashi confirmed with Joystiq that the interactive online lobbies from Dead or Alive 4 will not be featured in Dead or Alive 5. These interactive lobbies were omitted in order to provide players with the most stable online connection possible.

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East Coast Throwdown 4 SSF4 AE v2012 replays - Ricky Ortiz, GamerBee, Justin Wong, Mike Ross and more

Team Spooky has already started the process of uploading the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 match replays from East Coast Throwdown 4 on to YouTube.

Everything is nicely separated by each individual match, and it features players like AVM|GamerBee (Adon), EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus), coL.cc|Mike Ross (E. Honda) and EG|Justin Wong (Rufus), among others. As of the time of this writing, almost the entire top 8 is available.
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Snoop Dogg: Knocc Em Down - Tekken Tag Tournament 2 music video with cameos by many FGC members

Snoop Dogg's song Knocc Em Down, which was made for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, also received an official music video, which features some well known members of the fighting game community.

If you keep an eye out you'll spot EG|Justin Wong, Mad Catz's MarkMan, DMG|Kor, Namco Bandai's Filthie Rich and others.
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Updated: Results and stream archive for South East Asia Major from Cross Counter Asia featuring Daigo

Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

The Cross Counter Asia has begun re-streaming South East Asia Major today. This is an event where the top finishers can earn seeding points for EVO 2012. Daigo Umehara is also in attendance, playing Ryu. Hit the jump to check out the stream.

They are re-streaming this for all the people who missed the tournament due to East Coast Throwdown going on at the same time.

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UltraChenTV: FirstAttack - Analysis on attack vectors

UltraChenTV: FirstAttack - Analysis on attack vectors 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 and there will not be a Lv 3 Fous tonight.

Tonight James Chen will be analyzing attack vectors once again.

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Skullgirls, King of Fighters 13 and Soul Calibur 5 replays from North West Majors

KhaosGamingTV has continued to upload all the matches from North West Majors. Below you will find the King of Fighters 13, Soul Calibur 5, and Skullgirls winners, losers and grand finals.

You can check out more playlists over on their YouTube page.
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Persona 4: Arena North America pre-orders include official soundtrack

Persona 4: Arena North America pre-orders include official soundtrack The AnimeNewsNetwork is reporting that pre-orders in the North America of Persona 4: Arena will come with the official soundtrack. This soundtrack will be made up with stage themes based on music by Shoji Meguro the acclaimed composer.

Kotaku has uploaded a short video demonstrating some of the music from the game. Quantities are limited so be sure to pre-order before they get discontinued.

Peronsa 4: Arena is set for release in North America on August 7, 2012.

Injustice: Gods Among Us' button layout and character-specific trait button

Injustice: Gods Among Us' button layout and character-specific trait button Siliconera has done a short post discussing the feel and button layout for Injustice: Gods Among Us. It was noted that it uses a light, medium, hard and character-specific trait button instead of the two kicks and two punches that Mortal Kombat uses.

Here is a little bit from the article.

Then of course, there is the "character trait" button. Much like Blazblue’s "Drive" attacks, each character’s "character trait" is individual and supposedly built around their fighting style from the comic books. I was intrigued by how different the button got from character to character. Wonder Woman can change between her sword/shield and lasso of truth fighting styles, Batman summons little robotic bats that circle around him, and Superman buffs his stats for a while.

Batman’s robotic bats were of particular interest to me. A single press of the B button would call three out and they’d just circle around him. Pressing down and B would cause the bats to spin quickly. Being attacked during this would cause the bats to counter the enemy and knock them into the air. After using this, the robotic bat icons near Batman’s super bar at the bottom of the screen would refill one bat at a time, so I could summon a single bat more quickly, or wait for all three to return.

I also found it helpful that pressing B normally would simply send the bats towards the enemy without sending Batman into any animation. This meant that I could start a combo in a corner, throw the bats at the enemy to keep them in the air while Batman recovered from his last animation, and continue the juggle.

Check out the full article over on Siliconera.

Kayane, Keev talk about living and gaming together, discuss strategy in MLG Anaheim Soul Calibur 5 interview

GameSpot Asia has posted an interview by Slasher with both the first and second place champions in Soul Calibur 5 at the Spring MLG Championships, Keev and Kayane. This clip gets started off with a replay of their finals match.

Then they talk about what it's like living and gaming together and how it impacts their play, and give their thoughts about the tournament, strategy against each other and more.

You can check out the results of MLG Anaheim here.

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FingerCramp's Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Zero rehab guide, She-Hulk combo video, Dr. Strange 0 meter 1.2 million damage combo and more

The guys at FingerCramp have posted a new video in their Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character rehab guides series. Today they focus on Zero and like normal they start with his basics, then go into some advanced techniques.
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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 replays featuring Alioune Sensei, Laugh, Ryukichikun, -R-, Kubobuuuuu and more

YogaFlame24 returns today with a fresh batch of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online replays. These matches include such players as Alioune Sensei, WW|Laugh, Ryukichikun, -R-, ProudStrawberry, Kubobuuuuu and more.
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Ono discusses the cause and details of his April 2012 collapse and subsequent hospitalization

Ono discusses the cause and details of his April 2012 collapse and subsequent hospitalization In April 2012 former producer of Street Fighter X Tekken and Street Fighter 4 Yoshinori Ono fell mysteriously ill and became hospitalized. EuroGamer recently sat down with Ono to discuss what exactly happened to the beloved Capcom employee.

Here is a bit from the interview.

"I woke up and walked to the bathroom," he tells me. "When I opened the door the room was abnormally steamy. Stranger still: the steam was rising. It kept rising, up and up, and I didn't understand what was going on. It was like I was suffocating. Then, when the steam reached my head level I passed out cold and collapsed onto the tiles."

What happened then?

"My wife was at home and heard the crash. Later she told me that she ran into the bathroom. There was no steam, just my body on the floor. She called an ambulance and I was rushed to hospital. When I came to, the doctor told me that my blood acidity level was on par with someone who had just finished running a marathon. He asked me: 'Ono-san, what on earth you been up to?' I told him that I woke up, went for a bath and simply passed out. He didn't believe me. I guess I have been working too hard. You could say my health bar was on the dot."

You can check out the full article here.

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Gootecks previews Street Fighter X Tekken on PS Vita and Nyko's ambidextrous fightstick at E3 2012

CompLexityINSIDER has uploaded two videos showing off a couple of different products at E3 2012. In the first video, Gootecks plays Street Fighter X Tekken on PS Vita and tries out cross play between a Playstation 3 and Vita.

The second video also features Gootecks and this time he tests out the new Nyko fightstick. This fightstick is ambidextrous meaning the stick portion can be detached from the buttons and connected on the other side to switch from a right handed stick to left handed.
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