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Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.2 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 stream archive and results

Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.2 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 stream archive and results Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

Level|Up returns tonight with The Runback 6.2 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 games being featured at tonight's event include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

Persona 4 Arena continues landslide victory with GameTrailers 2012 fighting game of the year award

As the end of the world and the year draws to a close more websites have been issuing their best fighting game of the year awards. GameTrailers is the latest company to step up to the plate and in their video presentation have given Persona 4 Arena the best fighting game of 2012 award. You can watch their video breakdown below.

This is an unprecedented series of victories and near-universal consensus on the best fighting game of 2012. Destructoid, GamesRadar and Spike's Video Game Awards have all awarded Persona 4 Arena for this distinction.

Leave your thoughts as to this pattern of successes. As a reminder, Persona 4 Arena was highly praised upon release by a large number of outlets.

Persona 4 Arena over 50% off on Amazon, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition for $10.49 on Playstation Store

In the spirit of the holiday season, various fighting games are currently seeing some great discounts.

Persona 4 Arena on both Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 are currently available on Amazon for roughly 53% off. Regular retail price is $59.99 USD on the site but you can order it today for only $21.99. Although it says the Playstation 3 version is temporarily out of stock, you can still place an order for it at the discounted price and Amazon will send you a copy once a new shipment comes in.

Also, Playstation 3 users can purchase Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition for $10.49 USD. This sale will end on December 24th, so act fast.

Tips by metroidhunter_x and RedRapperSux.

Updated: Results for SSF4 AE v2012, TTT2 and SSF2T added - Arcade Relief 24 hour charity event at Family Fun Arcade

Updated: Results for SSF4 AE v2012, TTT2 and SSF2T added - Arcade Relief 24 hour charity event at Family Fun Arcade Updated: Results for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo have been added after the jump.

The Arcade Relief charity event will be taking place at Family Fun Arcade in Granada Hills, California, today. The live stream will be provided by LevelUpLive and is expected to kick off right now at 12 p.m. / 8 p.m. GMT.

This event is going to feature many different tournaments including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 with Mike Ross, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 ran by Aris, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 featuring BT|Clockw0rk and BT|Viscant, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD remix hosted by the legendary Tomo Ohira and Jeff Schaefer and much more.

This is going to be a star studded event with other top level talent attending including EG|Justin Wong, MRN|Marn, commentary duo James Chen and UltraDavid, Killer Kai, LA Akira and many more.

If you'd like to contribute to the cause, you can PayPal your donation to donate@arcaderelief.com, or visit this page and click on the donate button.

This will be a 24 hour stream to celebrate the final days of Family Fun Arcade's operation. Hit the jump for a schedule and the stream.

Persona 4 Arena wins GamesRadar's best fighting game of 2012

Persona 4 Arena wins GamesRadar's best fighting game of 2012 Persona 4 Arena has won yet another award from a well-known gaming outlet known as GamesRadar who names it 2012's fighting game of the year. Unlike the same award given by Destructoid, this one was chosen by the editors. The VGA award for P4A was decided by community vote. Games that competed against Persona 4 Arena at GamesRadar were:
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Skullgirls
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • UFC Undisputed 3
  • Soulcalibur V
  • WWE 13
  • Street Fighter X Tekken
Do you expect Persona 4 Arena to win more awards in the future as the year draws to a close? Did GamesRadar make a mistake by allowing WWE13 and UFC Undisputed 3 to compete alongside the more traditional 2D and 3D fighting games? Leave your thoughts below.

Tip from Suq.

Love of Florida 2012 charity live stream

Love of Florida 2012 charity live stream Geoff the Hero is holding a live charity tournament in Tallahassee, Florida today that is aimed at raising funds for Child's Play. The games and schedule are listed below, and are split into officially hosted tournaments and tournaments hosted by third parties.

Players in attendance include CEO's Jebailey, EMP|Nuckledu, CJTruth and the rest of the Florida crew. There will be a raffle for players at the venue and for the viewers of the stream to win prizes. The tournament is collecting donations during the time the stream is online.

Hit the jump to see the stream. The scheduling has been said to be very strict, so it's likely the tournament will be run on time.

Official Tournaments
12:00 PM - Guilty Gear
1:00 PM - Persona 4: Arena
2:00 PM - Tekken Tag Tournament 2
3:00 PM - King of Fighters XIII
3:00 PM - Super Turbo
4:00 PM - SSFIV Arcade Edition 2012
6:00 PM - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
9:00 PM - Streamed Money Matches/Rivalries
11:00 PM - Mystery Tournament

Non-official Tournaments
11:00 AM - Skullgirls
12:00 PM - Dead Or Alive 5
4:00 PM - Street Fighter x Tekken
10:00 PM - Playstation All-Stars

Persona 4 Arena wins Destructoid's best fighting game of 2012 award

Persona 4 Arena wins Destructoid's best fighting game of 2012 award In a awarding that came as a surprise, Persona 4 Arena took top honors in a community-run poll at Destructoid, one of the most popular gaming sites currently in action. The other fighting games competing against it were:
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2
  • Skullgirls
  • Dead or Alive 5
  • Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale
This is not the first award for Persona 4 Arena as it also won the best fighting game of 2012 at the Spike VGAs.

Since both of these awards have been samples of community polls, public opinion seems to have accepted that Persona 4 Arena is a truly standout fighting game. Combining this with the game's great reviews on launch and the high attendance of players at major tournaments and it appears that Persona 4 Arena is truly the standout fighting game of 2012.

Given these awards and opinions, we would like to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.1 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 results and stream archive

Updated: Level|Up's The Runback 6.1 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 results and stream archive Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

Level|Up returns tonight with The Runback 6.1 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 games being featured at tonight's event include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

24-hour fighting game stream this weekend for Family Fun Arcade - Arcade Relief

A 24-hour stream is taking place this weekend, December 15th, and many well known players and faces in the community are lending a hand to honor Family Fun Arcade, which will be closing its doors January 2013.

For 38 years, Family Fun Arcade has been a shining spot in southern California, and RedRapper put together this trailer to honor the establishment and promo this weekend's stream, hosted by Level|Up and Mike Watson.

If you'd like to contribute to the cause, you can PayPal your donation to donate@arcaderelief.com, or visit this page and click on the donate button.

For more information, hit the jump.

Persona 4 Arena wins best fighting game of 2012 at Spike's Video Game Awards 10

Quite a few of our favorite fighting games have received award nominations recently at different events. We saw Skullgirls nominated for best animation and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 up for the best competitive multiplayer award at the Machinima Inside Gaming Awards 2012.

At Spike's Video Game Awards 10 that aired yesterday, in the category of best fighting game of 2012, the nominations were Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter X Tekken and Dead or Alive 5. Although the category wasn't aired on television, Persona 4 Arena took home the award for best fighting game of 2012.

You can check out the full results for the other categories here.

Tips by DivinePhoenix69, Duggs26, zUkUu, Virtua_Kazama, JesseRobles and a few anonymous submitters.

Level|Up's The Runback 5.7 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 live stream

Level|Up's The Runback 5.7 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 live stream Level|Up returns tonight with The Runback 5.7 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 games being featured at tonight's event include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

Northeast Championships (NEC) 13 results, battle logs and stream archives

Northeast Championships (NEC) 13 results, battle logs and stream archives Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results and battle logs for NEC 13. Hit the jump to check them out.

NEC 13 is taking place today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. One of the longest running majors on the East Coast and a recurring site for amazing players and matches, Northeast Championships will have 5(!) streams showing off its action today, with the flagship stream being lead by Team Spooky. The venue is going to be the Holiday Inn Stadium, and will have tournaments for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, DoA5, MK9, SC5, TTT2, KoF13, P4A, BB, GG, SSBB and SSBM.

The list of notable players includes EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, AGE|NYChrisG, LU|Alex Valle, BT|Viscant, AGE|Snake Eyez, EG|fLoE, EMP|Sanford Kelly, BT|MarlinPie, HappyMedicine, FGC|Bala, AGE|Flash Metroid and Flocker, among tohers.

Hit the jump to see all the results, some battle logs, stream embeds and more.

Updated: Results and archive added - Level|Up's The Runback 5.6 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13

Updated: Results and archive added - Level|Up's The Runback 5.6 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and King of Fighters 13 Updated: A stream archive and results for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena have been added after the jump.

Level|Up returns tonight with The Runback 5.6 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 games being featured at tonight's event include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena.

Hit the jump to check out the archive and results.

Northeast Championships 13 and SF25th Anniversary Tournament UK tournament preview

Northeast Championships 13 and SF25th Anniversary Tournament UK tournament preview This weekend we have two events that judging by the players in attendance will be amazing. Up first is the Northeast Championships in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Several top players will be attending, including Justing Wong, Chris G, Ricky Ortiz,Alex Valle, Sanford Kelly and more.

The second event this weekend is the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament UK Qualifier, which will feature players like Ryan Hart, F-Word, Mago, Momochi and more.

Hit the jump for the full rundown of these events.

UCI Big Booty Monthly #3 tournament archives featuring Alex Valle, Richard Nguyen, AndyOCR, Bala, Jint and more

Every month at the University of California, Irvine a monthly tournament is held called Big Booty Monthly with tournaments for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena. This features some of the best SoCal players even some who can't regularly attend the weekly Wednesday Night Fights and The Runback.

Some of the players you will see are LU|Alex Valle, ER|Richard Nguyen, ER|AndyOCR, 949|Wentinel, Toki, IGL|Bala, and Jint. Also there are some up and coming players like BJ, Ricardo, Lily, and DJ Divine.


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