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Super Gem Fighter professional play from Japan's a-cho arcade

A-cho Arcade's YouTube channel uploaded some new footage of Super Gem Fighter (known as Pocket Fighter in Japan). While the game has been overlooked quite a lot in the past, it is actually a unique fighter that is stuffed full of references and jokes towards Capcom's own games. Be sure not to miss some of the unique animations each fighter has.

The top tier is unanimously Chun-li, who can put on insane pressure. Many other fighters can put up quite a fight though. Check the list below the video for matches and timestamps. Also hit the jump to see a second bonus video that features more characters such as Ibuki and Ken.

00:00 Ryu vs. Chun-li
1:12 Zangief vs. Chun-li
4:32 Ryu vs. Hsien-ko
6:32 Chun-li vs. Chun-li
8:42 Hsien-ko vs. Zangief
11:35 Ryu vs. Chun-li
14:04 Chun-li vs. Hsien-ko
15:47 Zangief vs. Ryu
18:24 Chun-li vs. Hsien-ko
21:38 Zangief vs. Chun-li

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Capcom's Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational grand finals from Final Round 16 featuring Kajoq vs. Kyle

The CapcomFightersTV YouTube channel has posted the grand finals of the Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational that Capcom hosted at Final Round 16 featuring Kajoq vs. Kyle.

Sven: Novelty of Capcom's fighting game re-releases seems to be wearing off - cites drop off in sales of last two launches

Sven: Novelty of Capcom's fighting game re-releases seems to be wearing off - cites drop off in sales of last two launches If you're hoping for more fighting game re-releases from Capcom, you may not want to hold your breath, as Christian Svensson said the novelty of these types of titles seems to be wearing off and they've noticed a drop off in sales of their last two releases.

For those keeping score at home, Capcom's last two re-released fighting games were Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins.

The discussion originally was based around why the company hasn't handled their digital titles more akin to Sega and SNK, but spilled over into the realm of their fighters. Hit the jump to check out Svensson's full response.

Gohan16ken: Capcom has been struggling with digital re-releases or at least not managing it well. Therefore, Capcom should talk to Sega and SNK. Both Sega and SNK have re-released several of their past games from Sega Genesis and Neo Geo onto the Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live with improved graphics and online play (at least with the latter two). Yet, Capcom is saying it is not possible due to licensing and additional development work needed.

Svensson: Let me be more clear.

There are multiple paths that are being pursued here.

1. Rerelease of PS1, PS2 and PSP ISOs on PSN. There are three filters that must be passed in order for this to happen. First, Sony has to verify that the title in question works in their emulators (not all do). Second, all IP clearances must be had. That is to say, we must have digital distribution rights in the original agreements with middleware, voice actors, musical score, etc. Third, there must be an existing licence in force in the case of something that uses non-Capcom IP (e.g. SNK, Marvel, Xmen) and also no legacy IP issues. At times in the past teams have infringed upon other third party IP and new IP sweeps must be conducted to ensure that this is not the case in a given version. Once all three points are met, Sony takes control and it is up to them when and how it releases (though they do coordinate with us).

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Pop Facts: The origin of Darkstalkers and their association to classic horror movie monsters

Game Trailers whipped up an interesting video detailing the origins of the Darkstalkers series. In this episode of Pop Facts, we get some insight as to how the characters from the game were drummed up and former Capcom producer Alex Jimenez talks about how many of the characters relate to classic horror movie monsters.

Tip by BlackHart.

Final Round 16 results and stream archive and featuring Infiltration, ChrisG, Poongko, Xian, Justin Wong, Yipes and more

Final Round 16 results and stream archive and featuring Infiltration, ChrisG, Poongko, Xian, Justin Wong, Yipes and more Updated with final results and a stream archive: This story has been updated with the final results for Final Round 16, along with a stream archive from the main stage of the last day of the tournament. Hit the jump to check it out.

Notable players in attendance at Final Round 16 included Infiltration, CafeID|Poongko, DM|Xian, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|IFC Yipes, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz, coL|Filipino Champ and many, many more.

You can check out our full preview of the event for a heck of a lot more detail.

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SF3 3S tool-assisted combo video, DSR Q-Bee quide, KoF 13 Ralf combos, Clark kara throw set ups and in-depth TTT2 Kazuya tutorial

AlexxShadenk777 created another incredible Street Fighter 3 Third Strike TAS combo video recently. Much like his past SF3 combo videos, this CMV shows off some very impressive set ups and links with a plethora of the characters on the roster.
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Winning concept of Darkstalkers Embrace the Dark contest redrawn by Stan Lau

Earlier this year, Capcom-Unity held a create a Darkstalkers character contest and the winner was an original design for a character named Relic. One of the perks of winning was having the artist from the game, Stan Lau do an "official" looking version of the character.

Below is the original concept, rough color and the final rendition. After the jump you can check out a video of Stan coloring this piece.


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Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more

Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more Coming up this weekend on March 29-31, we have one of the biggest tournaments this year in the fighting game community, Final Round. Some of the best players are coming from around the world to participate including Infiltration, CafeID|Poongko, DM|Xian, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|IFC Yipes, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz and many more.

In addition to the normal tournaments, they will be hosting a few special events including a Curleh Mustache team tournament, Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational and a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 exhibition.

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Christian Svensson's replies to comments about arcade games being so expensive, notes he thinks JoJo's is a bit pricey

Christian Svensson's replies to comments about arcade games being so expensive, notes he thinks JoJo's is a bit pricey Over on the Ask-Capcom forums, user Hellcat made a thread asking why various Capcom arcade games are so expensive. Typically an arcade game is 800 Microsoft Points or $9.99 on the PlayStation Store, while Capcom's games have been 1,200 MSP/$14.99 to 1,600 MSP/$19.99.

Christian Svensson jumped in once again to give a little insight to the pricing, even noting that he agrees that JoJo's is a bit too pricey.

If you really want a value, the "all-in-one" package that will be released later this year will have more attractive pricing on a $/game basis than buying the individual packs. In short, if you want only a couple of specific games, the packs are a good way to go. If you've got any interest in games that are in four or multi-packs then likely the "all-in-one" is the much better value.

And as stated above, some day (though it's likely many many months away), these things will be on sale.

Each of these arcade games has been tweaked considerably... online play, new options, easy modes, etc. There's a lot of new development and features here. They are far from just ROM dumps. The team really did a great job on them.

And agreed, Jojo's is a bit pricey... That's the lowest we could get it unfortunately.

Do you guys think the prices Capcom asks for their re-releases is fair? Leave a comment in the section below with your thoughts.

Jibbo vs. Uryo SFxT v2013 match analysis featuring Ryan Hunter, Haunts and Combofiend play DSR on PlayStation 3, UMvC3 TOW: Online vs. offline play

KS|Jibbo put together two compilations of matches between himself and Uryo in Street Fighter X Tekken v2013. Jibbo commentates throughout the video and gives us a bit of insight on what exactly was going on during each fight.

After the jump, you can check out part 2 of the matches with guest commentator Ryan Hunter.
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Capcom blog: Darkstalkers Resurrection Q&A with Ayano-San - uploading to YouTube, online BGM bug, training mode Save State explained

Capcom blog: Darkstalkers Resurrection Q&A with Ayano-San - uploading to YouTube, online BGM bug, training mode Save State explained Capcom's Ayano-san returns with another blog update featuring a question and answer session about Darkstalkers Resurrection. Ayano addresses several topics including how to properly upload replays to YouTube, the Save State function in training mode and more.

You can check out the rest of the questions and answers by hitting the jump below.

Hi everyone, Tomoaki Ayano here once again!

From March 19 until the early morning of March 20, we held a Darkstalkers Resurrection All-Nighter on the Capcom Fighting Game channel—it was awesome!

Thanks to everyone who participated. It was great seeing legendary players like Nuki, Akita and Sako play.

Anyway, let’s get on to this week’s topic—answering your Darkstalkers Resurrection questions!

Can you tell me how to upload videos to YouTube? (Anonymous)

Select [Replay], then [My Replay], then pick a replay from your collection of saved replays and select [Upload to YouTube]. Once the replay has finished playing, the game will ask for your YouTube account information. Enter your account details and the upload will begin.

* You will have to set up a YouTube account by yourself.

Also, we’re currently checking up on reports that you can select [Upload to YouTube] for unsaved replays, causing a bug. We’re looking into ways to fix this situation. Please make sure that you only upload saved replays to YouTube in the meantime.

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Challege Capcom - Combofiend and Haunts play Darkstalkers Resurrection online, discuss various announcements from Capcom today

Earlier today, Combofiend and Haunts at Capcom-Unity hosted another Challenge Capcom stream. Today, they played Darkstalkers Resurrection on the PlayStation Network against various online opponents.

While playing ranked games, they discuss the news from Capcom today with the update to the Street Fighter 4 series, the Ducktales and Dungeons and Dragons re-releases.

Skullgirls: Stanley's lecture, Sako playing Darkstalkers Resurrection online tournament, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 inversion glitch exhibition

When the Skullgirls IndieGogo started, many people were confused as to why Lab Zero was asking for so much money for the creation of a single character. Jaxamoto has created a short animated video to give more insight on why characters cost so much.

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Darkstalkers Resurrection DLC releasing next Tuesday

Combofiend has released some information on the upcoming DLC for Darkstalkers Resurrection on Capcom-Unity. This DLC is being released on both PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Marketplace on Tuesday, March 26th.

There are two different DLC offerings available; one for the arcade cabinet and one for the room the cabinet sits in. The cabinet artwork provides you with the new HD art exclusive to DSR of your favorite character draped on all sides of the cabinet; much like how they looked at arcades, well actually, this looks better than what I used to see at the arcade. These pieces of art are available at $0.99 on PSN and for 80 MSP on XBL per character. Be sure to notice how the color of the cabinet changes to match the themes of the character.

There was something about walking into an arcade and seeing my favorite game amongst the sea of many that always put me in a good mood. It always let me feel like I had a place there, next to my favorite game of course. Luckily that feeling is recreated with the room themes which show the cabinet (with HD art) in either an arcade or in a study room (as it can’t be all work and no play). These two themes are available at $1.99 each on PSN or for 160 MSP through XBL.


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Darkstalkers Resurrection finals from tournament at Super Arcade featuring Floe, Justin Wong, B-Izm, Dyne and more

This past Friday, a Darkstalkers Resurrection tournament was held at Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Many top players showed up to participate including EG|Justin Wong, EG|fLoE, LLND, Thoth, Dyne, B-Izm and more.

Below is the winners, losers and grand finals from the event along with the full top 8 results if you want to check them out.

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