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Bringing an old concept into the modern age - Kickstarter project to revitialize Super Arcade

If you're anything like me, you love that good old arcade feel. Especially for fighting game enthusiasts, game centers like these are generally something to hold very dear.

Arcades have been closing left and right during the last few years, but one of them still stands strong. Super Arcade in Walnut, California is one of the very few such places that is still running, but it might not be viable to do so much longer unless some changes are put in place.

Mike Watson, the owner of Super Arcade, has started a new Kickstarter project, where you can help to build Super Arcade into the palace of fighting games that everyone would love for it to be.

Hit the jump to see the Kickstarter video, and more details on how to assist.

Nuki, the last of Japan's five fighting game gods, returning to the craft? Signs point towards yes, video featuring Nuki's Chun-Li vs. Uryo's Cody

To people who've been in the fighting game community for a long time, the concept of Japan's five gods is hardly forgotten. Back in the era before Street Fighter 4, there were five players in Japan whose skills were simply seen as so exceptional, they were a cut above the rest of the competition.

Four out of these five so-called gods, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, HORI|Sako and Haitani, went on to produce strong results in the Street Fighter 4 series, as well. But one of them never embraced the new game properly, and is relatively unknown to new audiences, compared to the other four. But that might all be about to change.

Recent activity suggests that Nuki may well be throwing his hat into the ring. After receiving large vocal support from his fans, Nuki has begun playing regular Street Fighter 4 sessions online and at arcades and made declarations that he's returning to fighting games and might possibly be aiming for EVO.

Perhaps the most telling tidbit, though, is that on the 3rd of March, Nuki's Player Points in online Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, were at 2800. A mere week later, his PP had risen to above 4000.

Hit the jump for some more information, as well as a highlight video featuring Nuki's signature Chun-Li going up against Uryo's... Cody?!

Tokido knows how to nail a slam dunk - Funny and Cool Moments Episode 83 shows crazy Sean shenanigans, unbelievable game bugs and more

As always, you can count of LiangHuBBB to bring content to the people.

Today, we have a new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series, showcasing things such as MCZ|Tokido's masterful Sean play in 3rd Strike, game-breaking bugs all over the place and the reason why Guy wears Nike sneakers.

Hit the jump to check it out.

Fans want to see Capcom vs. SNK 3 next, followed by Darkstalkers 4

Back in January we asked our readers what major franchise they wanted to see Capcom work on next, giving them 6 predetermined choices total, along with a write-in category.

The results overwhelmingly pointed to a new entry in the Capcom vs. SNK series, coming in at 31.3% of the votes cast.

If you'd like to see how the rest of the franchises did, from Darkstalkers to Marvel vs. Capcom 4, hit the jump to see the complete breakdown.

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R patch now live on PSN, SF3 3S OE and MvCO updates hitting Xbox 360 tomorrow - check out the patch notes here

Some of the digital download fighting games on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 are receiving / have received long awaited updates this week.

First up, the Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R patch is currently live on PlayStation Network. This includes improvements to ranked match searches, bug fixes, and more. You can find a list of full patch notes after the jump.

Additionally, the Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition update #3, that which is already live on PSN, will be available for download on Xbox 360 tomorrow, March 6. You'll find a list of what comes along with this update here.

Lastly, the Marvel vs. Capcom Origins update is also set to become available on Xbox 360 tomorrow, and this patch improves matchmaking, along with other miscellaneous fixes.

Hit the jump for the Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R patch notes.

16 reasons to love and 15 reasons to hate Chun-Li - New list from ScrewAttack details the best and worst points for the First Lady of fighting games

Love her or hate her, it's hard to deny that Chun-Li is a very large part of the success of Street Fighter. Widely regarded as one of the most iconic fighting game characters, and quite possibly the most iconic female fighting game character, most, if not all, fighting game players have a personal relation to Chun-Li.

But what are your views on Chun-Li based on, exactly? In case you've forgotten, ScrewAttack are here to help you out with two different top lists. First, we have the top 16 reasons to love Chun-Li, promptly followed by the top 15 reasons to hate Chun-Li.

Hit the jump to achieve enlightenment.

Capcom: DLC accounts for 15-16% of packaged game sales, currently performing above expectations

DLC is kind of a big deal, according to Capcom. In a recent statement to their investors, they noted that 15-16% of their packaged game sales now come from DLC.

Not only that, but they believe this ratio will continue to increase.

The train doesn't stop there, though. DLC sales were up 10% over their expectations, which is good news for fans who dig updates to games, without having to buy a new product.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

General news roundup - DoA5: Ultimate's Marie Rose and another new character for consoles in March, MvC Origins patch notes, BB: CT added to Steam

There's some general news for several games to be reported this morning. To start off, we've got some information regarding Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate.

Team Ninja were present at the JAEPO Show in Japan this weekend, where they announced that the recent addition to the Dead or Alive universe, Marie Rose, would be released as DLC for consoles in March, alongside another new character.

The new upcoming character was said to appear in the ending for the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate.

Hit the jump for the patch notes for Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins, as well as some surprising news regarding the BlazBlue series.

EX special moves and Ultras made their first appearance in Street Fighter: The Movie, the game; Alpha Counters were also included

If you've managed to get some hands-on time with any of the Street Fighter games that were released after the SF2 series, then chances are you've run into EX special moves, Alpha Counters, and Ultras at some point or another. These game mechanics are used very often in modern Street Fighter titles, and Capcom / Namco's recent crossover fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken, actually incorporated a form of all three into its gameplay.

Each of the aforementioned game mechanics has its respective game where it was originally introduced: Street Fighter Alpha (Alpha Counters), EX special moves (Street Fighter 3), and Ultras (Street Fighter 4). Or so we thought...

It may surprise you to hear that these concepts weren't actually brand new by the time those titles were officially released. A game that is only spoken about in hush tones throughout the Street Fighter community actually included these mechanics before or at around the same time as the 3 titles mentioned above.

That's right. Street Fighter: The Movie, the game, had EX special moves, and its own form of Alpha Counters and Ultras. Hit the jump, and we'll tell you all about it.

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition and Marvel vs. Capcom Origins updates now live on PlayStation 3; Xbox 360 patches delayed

The official Iron Galaxy Twitter account announced earlier today that update #3 for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online edition is now live for PlayStation 3 users. The patch is expected to drop for Xbox 360 users next week, but it could take a bit longer.

Additionally, Iron Galaxy stated that an update for Marvel vs. Capcom Origins is also available on PS3 today, however, it too will be delayed a bit on Xbox 360.

If you'd like to check out what is being fixed in SF3 OE, hit the jump for the full list of patch notes.

261 hit combo, air-to-ground loops, triple exchange combo leads to K.O., and more - OmegaZero Baroque the mold with this TvC montage

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom is a fighter that we don't see very often these days. Fortunately, content creators like OmegaZero continue to support the game by putting together epic combo videos like the one we have for you today.

Using Zero, Ryu, and Joe the Condor, in this particular montage we get to see a slew of crazy set ups, and there are a few things here that may cause your jaw to drop. A 261 hit combo using Zero and Ryu, a triple air exchange combo that wipes out all of Ryu's health bar, and some fancy air-to-ground loops are only a fraction of the awesomeness that awaits.

Hit the jump to check out OmegaZero's "Divided by Zero" combo video.

Ono feels Capcom's new hires should want to leave Japan, said company needs to view DLC as a system they're supposed to have

During an internal investor relations interview, Yoshinori Ono was asked about what kind of people Capcom should hire going forward.

"Simply put, people who want to leave Japan," he said.

Asked for clarification on what he meant, Ono added that, "People involved in global business development who only know Japan have no real hope of accomplishing anything.

"To offer services adapted to each region, you need to take an active interest in regions outside Japan, and make an effort to understand their local customs and culture," said Ono

He closed out the sentiment noting that, "People who work at Capcom are expected to take a broader view of the world."

Ono was also quizzed about DLC, to see the rest of his responses, click the Read more link below.

Daigo: 'I want to continue as a pro gamer until it's become accepted', Japanese TV show explores Umehara's home, his daily routines and more

Yesterday, a Japanese TV show did a report on pro gaming, and of course chose Japan's first official pro gamer, Daigo Umehara, as the subject of their report.

In this report, cameras follow Daigo around for one day, examining his daily life and his routines.

Hit the jump for more details as well as the video itself.

Poll: What game do you want to see next from Capcom? Street Fighter 5, Alpha 4, Darkstalkers 4 or another title?

Capcom has something brewing for fighting games, as they said they plan to reaffirm their presence in the genre in 2014.

There are a few major titles that come to mind when you think about what could be next for the company, like Street Fighter 5, Street Fighter Alpha 4, Darkstalkers 4 and a number of other games could all potentially be the next big release.

As such, we wanted to poll the community to find out which major fighting game title they'd like to see from Capcom next.

We've supplied five of the most popular titles that could potentially be on the horizon, but we also put in a something else option so you can vote on a game that wasn't mentioned in our predetermined choices.

Hit the jump to vote and see the early results.

30 ways Ryu can combo into Ultra, 4 counter breakers end a match, and tons of glitches - LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments #82

LiangHuBBB returns with episode #82 in his Funny and Cool Moments series.

In this installment, you'll find interesting clips from games such as Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter X Tekken, Persona 4 Arena, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Soul Calibur 5, and plenty of others.

Hit the jump to check out LiangHuBBB's latest Funny and Cool Moments video.


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