You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

General news roundup: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax release date, Capcom XBL sale, Under Night In-Birth, Tekken, Arcana Hearts 3

It's been a while since we've done one of these news roundup posts. About time, huh?

In an effort to bring you the latest news on fighting games whose names do not start with "Street" and end with "Fighter Four", we've decided to finally do another general news roundup after such a long time.

Games covered in today's roundup news bulletin: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, Arcana Heart 3 Max Love, Tekken Revolution, and even some Capcom fighters.

Daigo attending special tournament to honor 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37, event organized by Super Arcade

The official Super Arcade Twitter account has announced today that they will be holding a special event this November to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37. In order to properly pay homage, the tournament will be held where the legendary Daigo parry took place -- Cal Poly Pomona's Ursa Major Hall.

Not only that, but The Beast himself, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, along with his sponsor, Mad Catz, are confirmed to be in attendance.

The tournament is set to take place on November 21-23, and Super Arcade has stated that we can expect to learn more about this special event very soon.

If for some reason you have never seen the incredible Daigo parry against EG|Justin Wong in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, you can check it out below.

Happy birthday to the Street Fighter poster child: Ryu turns 50 today

We have had a number of readers write in to inform us that today is a very special day in the Street Fighter universe.

The wandering warrior and Street Fighter poster child, Ryu, celebrates his 50th birthday today. Now I know that many of your are thinking, "but DreamKing, Street Fighter has only been around since 1987!"

Although you are correct in stating that fact, Ryu's bio from the Super Nintendo port of Street Fighter 2 indicates that he was actually born on July 21, 1964.


Click image for larger version

Fun fact: T. Hawk also celebrates his birthday today.

Via Polygon. Submitted by GothLawyer, zUkUu, Mastr3, and a few anonymous readers.

Kuroda (Hugo) vs. TM (Q) in SF3:3S, recounts the salty story behind Guilty Gear XX's 'Kuroda Combo', which was popularised by SBO winner Ogawa

Weekly Playboy News has published another instalment of their "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" column. In this latest entry, Kuroda (Hugo) takes on TM (Q) in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

In the interview part of the column, Kuroda recounts the days he spent playing the Guilty Gear series. He also shares a particularly salty story about how Ogawa, a top Guilty Gear XX player who happened to frequent the arcade Kuroda went to, had copied his play style and technique to win at Super Battle Opera 2005 -- or so he claims.

But that story has a bit of an interesting twist at the end.

Watch Ryu make funny faces as he tells you why he's going to Shadowloo Showdown V; epic trailer ft. Kyle Herbert (voice of Ryu)

Shadowloo Showdown V is taking place from August 29 to 31 at the CQ Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

And to tell you why you should consider making a trip there (or at least, reserve the weekend for watching the stream at home), tournament organiser Shadowlogic has brought out some very big guns.

They've recruited to their cause someone that even the almighty M. Bison could never bring over to his side.

I'm referring to, Mr. Street Fighter himself. The man. The legend. The protagonist. Ryu.

Check out the trailer for Shadowloo Showdown V, where Ryu makes funny faces (kudos to Michael Shiao Chen for the animation work) as he tells you, with his soul channeled through the vocal chords of Kyle Herbert (the real voice of Ryu), why he'll be at Shadowloo Showdown V.

Red Focus fails, amazing resets, and Abel puts on... Vega's mask? LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments 85 ft. Ultra Street Fighter 4, KI, and more

LiangHuBBB is back with another episode of his long-running Funny and Cool Moments compilation video series. And this time, the compilation features moments from Ultra Street Fighter 4 -- a first for the video series -- on top of the usual suspects.

In LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments 85, we not only get to see some amazing resets, god-like parrying in SF3: 3rd Strike, and numerous examples of glitches, but also some very interesting Red Focus fails.

Early on in the clip, for instance, we see two examples of the Red Focus Attack at work: one in which Chun-Li tries to fully absorb all of the hits in Zangief's Double Lariat special move, but fails to survive it; and another instance where Ryu fully absorbs his opponent's Shinku Hadouken and Metsu Hadouken moves back-to-back, and somehow survives.

Kuroda (Q) takes on Tominaga (Makoto) in a 1st-to-10 in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike; talks about his training regimen, inspired by baseball legend

Weekly Playboy News has published a new entry in their "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" special interview column.

In this week's entry, Kuroda goes head-to-head with Makoto maestro Tominaga in a first-to-10 with his main man, Q -- the character with which he started learning the game with, as he marveled and was influenced by top 3S player Riki's style of play.

In the interview part of the column, Kuroda also talks about his humble beginnings in Capcom's 1999 fighter, and the training he put himself through to develop his reflexes.

"In the beginning, my reflexes and ability to be in the zone, were not quite there yet," Kuroda says.

"For instance, in 3rd Strike Dudley has this Dart Short overhead that I'd always get hit by simply because I couldn't react fast enough to switch from a crouching block stance, to a standing one. As Dart Short's start-up is 13F (approximately 0.21 seconds), it is actually very possible to react to it consistently.

"Also, even if I did manage to block Dudley's overhead correctly, I would oftentimes be caught not knowing what to do after that. As it took all of my concentration to react to that 13F move, I often did not had the reactions to input something after blocking it right.

"And that's when I saw it, on a TV screen -- a 1968 baseball match where legendary pitcher Yutaka Enatsu faced off against batter Sadaharu Oh/Wang Zhenzhi."

Although Kuroda was not a fan of baseball, that particular baseball match would end up inspiring him and completely changing the way he thought about fighting games.

Find out why -- accompanied by the vs. Tominaga first-to-10 match videos -- after the break.

'Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet' Weekly Playboy News columns go over the top 3S player's beginnings, tracks his progress in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Before we even go into what these "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" columns are about, we should probably shed some light on what "Weekly Playboy News" actually is, first.

In Japan, publishing giant Shueisha owns the rights to the Playboy namesake, which they use to put out a weekly men's magazine -- Weekly Playboy -- that is really quite different in nature to the US publication of the same name.

And while the Weekly Playboy magazine is nonetheless naughty in nature, and does feature nudity, its Web presence, Weekly Playboy News, is more of a lifestyle and entertainment portal featuring content that is a little more well-rounded, and a tad bit more safer for work (though not a lot more).

Recently, the Weekly Playboy News portal has been running a series of columns where they interview Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike legend Kuroda, whom they're calling an "urban legend" amongst fighting gamers, on how he got his start in the game.

Three parts of the irregularly-published column has surfaced so far. And each one has Kuroda square off against a top fighting gamer (which explains the column's title), in either 3S or Ultra Street Fighter 4, on top of profiling Kuroda's past through interview snippets.

Hit the jump to read our brief, translated notes on Kuroda's humble beginnings as a fighting games player, and to watch Kuroda take on top players such as Vanawo (3S) and Eita (USF4) in first-to-10 sets.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist now available on Machinima, watch all 12 episodes at your leisure

It's been a long wait, but it's finally here. Who would've thought, a few years ago when it first appeared, that one really cool YouTube video would spawn a whole miniseries chronicling the journey of Ryu and Ken? Not this writer, at least.

But the time is here, and all episodes are now available. Hit the jump to check out the official livestream showing all of the episodes in a row, as well as a link to where you can watch them in your own time, as you please.

Daigo was 'disappointed' when he won Japan's national tournament for Street Fighter 2 at age 15, talks about 1998 match against Alex Valle on radio

Last month, MCZ|Daigo was invited to be a guest on NHK1's radio show, Suppin Interview.

While on the show, Daigo answered questions submitted by listeners, and also talked about a number of topics with the radio show's hosts -- one of which being his thoughts at the time when he became a national Street Fighter champion at the age of 15, and the world champion at 17.

Female radio host: How did you feel when you became the national champion when you were 15? You must have been thrilled!

Daigo: Hmmm... I can't really say that I felt that way.

Find out why -- as well as Daigo's thoughts going into the match with Alex Valle in 1998 -- after the jump.

Triple threat: Tiers launched for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and HD Remix

Keeping with our tier progression, we've rolled out our next listings for three games. Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

In the case of SSF2T, we've added spots for all of the "Old" characters, e.g. the SSF2 version of these fighters in SSF2T.

In both the SF2 games, we've omitted Akuma from our tier lists, as he's banned in tournament play.

If you're knowledgeable about these games, please head on in and vote on the match ups.

Tiers for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike
Tiers for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Tiers for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

Northwest Majors VI results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Tokido, K-Brad, PR Balrog, FChamp, NuckleDu, Nemo, Abegen & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for multiple games.

Northwest Majors VI kicks off today from Des Moines, Washington, and the event will run all the way through the weekend. This major tournament is the next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour, and a plethora of different games will be competed in, including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and more.

As with any major, many top-level players are expected to compete. MCZ|Tokido, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|NuckleDu, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, BE|Nemo, BE|Abegen, BE|KaneBlueRiver, MMG|Apologyman, EMP|Mew2King, Bokkin, Bronson Tran, Mr. Naps, JustFramesJames, and many more are set to take part in this event.

Northwest Majors VI marks the first stateside event where the public can try out Ultra Street Fighter 4's Decapre. A USF4 location test will be running throughout the weekend, so anyone in attendance can get their hands on the upcoming update.

A first-to-10 King of Fighters 13 exhibition is set to take place between Tokido and Reynald, along with other side events.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

NorCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, K-Brad, Infiltration, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for all days of NorCal Regionals 2014.

The second premier event of Capcom Pro Tour is finally upon us, namely NorCal Regionals 2014, and the lineup is stacked.

Games set to headline the event include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 13.

There's no shortage of top players, either. Big names expected to attend the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, Infiltration, RG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mike Ross, AS|Reynald, BE|KaneBlueRiver and many, many more.

Stream duties are being handled by Team Spooky, CapcomFighters, iPlaywinner and NYCFurby.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream and event schedule.

Texas Showdown 2014 results, battle logs and stream archives ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, ChrisG, K-Brad, Noel Brown, and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for Texas Showdown 2014.

Texas Showdown 2014 kicks off today in Houston, Texas, and will run from April 4 - 6. A myriad of games will be played this weekend, and this tournament marks the next stop of the Capcom Pro Tour 2014.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, UVG|Noel Brown, MLSwear, AB|Joe Love, AB|Nashfan. AB|Chaotix, WTHamad, and more are expected to compete this weekend.

Additionally, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be available at the event for public testing. A special USF4 exhibition will also be taking place on Sunday, before the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 finals.

If you'd like to follow along with the matches, you can find the brackets over on the Texas Showdown Challonge page.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

Ryu and Ken take the 8-mile route with a rap battle in new animated music video from EgoRaptor, whose rhymes will out-hado the others?

Please note that the following video contains language that is NSFW and that viewer discretion is advised.

EgoRaptor has made quite the name for himself in various internet communities throughout the years, but he never ceases to impress.

His latest video, produced with the help of Spazkidin3d, shows a rap battle between a Ryu full of attitude and a somewhat meeker Ken.

Hit the jump to check it out.


Read older stories...


Live Streams
Name  Viewers 
EG_JWong 538
TKbreezy 435
tkjdcr 162
PandaxGaming 131
bruceleerob 81
Tiers
Gains
 Losses 
Game-Specific News
Follow & Search EventHubs
RSS Twitter Facebook

          Submit News | Advertise | About | Privacy Policy
Capcom Pro Tour     Major League Gaming (MLG)