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Street Fighter 4 character balance suggestions week 3 - Juri, Evil Ryu, Yun, Yang, Abel, Dee Jay, Hakan, Rose, Guy and Gen

Week 3 of the Street Fighter 4 series update balance suggestions is live now over on Capcom Unity. This week you can suggest changes for Juri, Evil Ryu, Yun, Yang, Abel, Dee Jay, Hakan, Rose, Guy and Gen. Here's a clip from Combofiend explaining this week's process.

As always, if you want to offer up suggestions on changes to these characters, make sure you head on over to Capcom Unity.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule for balance tweak suggestions.

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).

April Duels II tournament preview featuring Xian, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Tokido and more

April Duels II tournament preview featuring Xian, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Tokido and more Coming up this weekend on April 5-7, we have the first major event to hit Canada's West Coast. Some great players will be in attendance including DM|Xian, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz, MCZ|Tokido and more.

In addition to the normal tournaments, they will be multiple exhibition matches for both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

Hit the jump to check out the full details.

EventHubs asks: Should game companies release more fighters on current-gen consoles or wait until next-gen?

EventHubs asks: Should game companies release more fighters on current-gen consoles or wait until next-gen? With the Wii U already available on game store shelves and the PlayStation 4 expected to drop at the end of the year, the next-generation of consoles are very much upon us. We have seen a multitude of fighting games released in recent times and the respective gaming companies do not plan on stopping any time soon.

Fighting games are the fuel that flows through the veins of our community; new installments in the most popular franchises and brand new series are mostly always welcomed with anticipation.

Capcom has more demands for new fighting games and updates to their current titles than any other company in the industry. One of the highest requested games right now is a brand new installment in the Darkstalkers series.

Shortly before PAX East 2013, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono hinted at making an announcement tailored to the FGC. Ono unveiled an update to the Street Fighter 4 series, which is another Capcom product highly requested by fans.

The fact that Capcom has chosen to update a previous title instead of releasing a brand new game on current-gen consoles could mean that they are waiting for the next generation to begin unleashing their new fighting enterprises.

Another title that was announced long ago but has seen a substantial lack of details divulged over the years is Namco Bandai's Tekken X Street Fighter. Katsuhiro Harada stated on Twitter that the reason for such minimal information on their version of the Street Fighter / Tekken cross over is due to the possibility of it being released on next-gen consoles.

If these companies decide to wait until PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's next Xbox drop, we may not see a new fighter until the beginning of next year at the very earliest.

Do you think fighting game companies should release more titles on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 or wait until the next generation of consoles are in full effect?

Let us know in the comments below.

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.

Hit the jump to check out our coverage.

Machinima running Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 commercial during AMC's The Talking Dead - first YouTube network to air TV ad

Machinima recently purchased ad time on the AMC television show, The Talking Dead which airs after The Walking Dead. This will be the first time a YouTube network will run a traditional advertisement on TV.

The commercial will be a 60 second trailer for the upcoming online series, Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 and will be shown tomorrow, Easter Sunday. You can check out the commercial below.

Via the Hollywood Reporter.

Updated: Skullgirls's second mystery DLC character getting stage and story mode - Crowdfunding finished with 5 DLC characters funded

Important update: The Skullgirls Facebook updated noting that one of their character development line items had evaporated, which gave them an $40,000. They will be using this money to create a story mode and a new stage for the second mystery character.

Non-disclosure agreements with the powers that be prevent me from getting too specific, but in the last week one of our character development line items has evaporated, meaning we’ve got an additional $40,000 to play with.

Naturally we’ll be using your extra money to give the 2nd fan-selected Mysterious Character a stage and story mode.

Updated: The Crowdfunding just ended with $825,000 raised. Five DLC characters have been funded including Squigly, Big Band, Robo-Fortune and two mystery characters which fans will be able to vote on.

In under 24 hours the Crowdfunding for Skullgirls DLC has reached it's initial goal of $150,000 and is currently up to $196,000. This confirms that Squigly will get a her full DLC including a stage and a story mode. Now the next goal is for $375,000 which will get Big Band, who will be the game's first male character in the game.

Below are images of the characters fans will be able to vote on.

Full results of Capcom's Street Fighter favorite characters poll, as voted by the fans

Full results of Capcom's Street Fighter favorite characters poll, as voted by the fans Capcom has unleashed the full results of the fan voted list of the most popular Street Fighter characters. Back in February, they asked the community to vote on which characters were there favorite, with English and Japanese options available for taking the survey.

At PAX East, they released a portion of this list, but now the whole shebang is available, separated into overall, English and Japanese rankings.

We've translated and compiled this list into an easy to read format, you can hit the jump to check out everything.

Street Fighter 4 character balance suggestions week 2 - Zangief, Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Blanka, Rufus, Cody, Vega and more

We're now into the second week of the Street Fighter 4 series update character balance suggestions.

Combofiend and crew have posted a new video asking fans to submit their feedback on T. Hawk, Zangief, Dhalsim, Chun-Li, Blanka, Gouken, Dan, Rufus, Cody, Vega. If you want to offer up suggestions on changes to these characters, make sure you head on over to Capcom Unity.

Over the last seven days, the Character Balance Suggestions Threads have been on fire. We here have been reading your requests and there have been some gems of knowledge there, but also a lot of wishful thinking...to put it nicely. Anyhow, we're in week two, so head over to Character Balance Suggestions threads and let us know how you would tweak the 10 characters named in the video below.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule.

Official v2013 patch for Street Fighter X Tekken on PC unofficially released

Official v2013 patch for Street Fighter X Tekken on PC unofficially released The official v2013 patch for Street Fighter X Tekken on the PC is now unofficially available. You can download the rather large 809 MB file off of Microsoft's Xbox.com website, but doing so will mean you cannot play online until the patch is officially released.

This updates the game to v1.08.

If you're dying to get into training mode though and try your hand at the v2013 rule set, this is a good way to do so.

The official release should be fairly soon, so if this is something you're highly anticipating, it shouldn't be long before you can grab it through more traditional means.

If you want to keep up on what the changes are, you can scope out the patch notes for the Street Fighter and Tekken cast members along with the system and gem changes.

Tip from zUkUu.

Updated: EventHubs looking for fighting game news editor/tournament coverage specialist

Updated: EventHubs looking for fighting game news editor/tournament coverage specialist Updated: We're going to stop accepting resumes/the questionnaire at 5 p.m. PDT today, and we should have responses out to the next round of candidates before midnight PDT. Responses will be sent via the EventHubs PM system.

We want to thank everyone for applying. There has been an absolute ton of qualified and impressive candidates going for this spot — with some very notable names in the community sending in their information. The high volume of qualified people is going to make our decision very difficult, but we appreciate everyone taking the time to offer up their services.

We're looking to expand our team here at EventHubs, and if you're interested in joining our squad to do tournament coverage and post news on the front page, you can Contact Us with your resume and any additional details you feel are relevant. Use the subject: "Fighting game news editor/tournament coverage specialist" when you submit the form, please.

This is a paid spot, but just part-time equivalent hours. To set expectations, this should be on par with a typical part-time position in wages.

Your main duty will be covering tournaments while working from home, but you'll also be posting front page stories several times a week. Here's a quick rundown of the requirements and things that will help boost you through the ranks.

• Solid grasp of the English language, with the ability to express yourself elegantly and tastefully through your writing.

• Strong knowledge of fighting games and the recognition of high level tactics that are commonly used in tournament play.

• Moderate experience with HTML and CSS a huge plus.

• Moderate experience with image editing software such as Photoshop or GIMP is a huge asset.

• Ability to translate Japanese into English is extremely beneficial.

In addition to these requirements and sending your resume, please fill out the questionnaire after the jump and include it with your message.

Injustice: Gods Among Us demo coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 2 - More Black Adam gameplay

Injustice: Gods Among Us demo coming to PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on April 2 - More Black Adam gameplay A demo version of Injustice: Gods Among Us will be up on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live on April 2, 2013 in America, and the following day in Europe.

Playable characters will be Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor. Here's the press release from NetherRealm Studios.

INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US DEMO CONFIRMED FOR XBOX 360 AND PS3

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and DC Entertainment today announced that a free demo for the upcoming DC Comics fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us will be available for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Fans can find the demo beginning April 2 on the PlayStation®Network (America), and April 3 on the PlayStation®Network (Europe) and Xbox LIVE® Marketplace.

The Injustice: Gods Among Us demo features Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor – three playable characters pulled from the game's robust DC Comics roster. Set in the Gotham City arena, fans can get a taste of the included characters' unique super powers and individual move-sets as they destroy elements of the world and fight through the multi-tiered arena.

Hit the jump to see the new Black Adam direct capture gameplay trailer, which also shows Green Arrow's Flashpoint skin.

New site features: Characters in profiles and searching by character in the Fight Tracker

TheUncharted and the rest of the EventHubs crew are very happy to announce the launch of a new site feature — the ability to display which characters you play in each of your favorite tournament fighting games, and also the capability to look for other players to compete against based on the characters they play.

All you need to do is simply edit your profile and after adding which games you play — for any of the tournament games in our lineup — you can designate whoever your main character(s) are. Here are a few images to show you how this works. The first image (left) shows the location of the new add character option, the second (middle) shows the easy drag and drop interface, and the third (right) displays what your new profile page looks like once the process is done.

Following up on this announcement, we've also expanded the search functionality of our handy Fight Tracker to include characters, allowing you to get very specific results. For example, say you need to find someone who plays Gen in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. With our advanced search, you can now find a SSF4 AE v2012 player who rates themselves a 7 or above, plays Gen and lives within a 100 mile square radius — all with just a few mouse clicks.


Click images for larger versions

This adds some very high level functions to our website — and we're definitely not done yet. In the future, we're going to be rolling out some more killer bells and whistles associated with these things, but you'll have to stay tuned to the front page to see what it's all about.

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.

Hit the jump to check out the full details.

Injustice: Gods Among Us moves listings for some cast members added to EventHubs

We've posted an early look at some of the move listings you'll find in Injustice: Gods Among Us. This area is now a new tab across the top of the website.

It's important to note that these move listings came from a non-final version of Injustice, so it's possible they'll be changed in the final release. Also, this just shows the special moves for the characters, there are many other attacks available in the game.

Here are quick links to the sections we have available now. We'll be adding more over time.

Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released on April 16, 2013 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.


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