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Huge fighting game tournaments this summer

Huge fighting game tournaments this summer Three major fighting game tournaments are taking place over the span of the next 36 days. Devastation 2010, the Electronic Sports World Cup and Evolution 2010 will be hosting some of the best players from around the globe.

Whether you're planning on attending these events or watching from home, there's a lot to look forward to.

Here's a brief run down of each event and what to expect. Also, a prominent member of the community could use your help attending the Electronic Sports World Cup, hit the link below for more information.

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Street Fighter series plot overview

Street Fighter series plot overview A new plot overview for Street Fighter has been posted here on EventHubs.com. This is not an exhaustive list of every story arc in the franchise, instead what you'll find is a few pages of information pointing out important plot arcs that happened within each game.

If you're curious about the tournament winners, the timeline of the games or just want to know some random bits of information, this is right up your alley.

Here's a snip.

• Street Fighter Alpha (the first game) was officially declared by Capcom to be non-Canon and all of the events in Street Fighter Alpha 2 and 3 take precedence over the first title.

• Alpha 2: Adon challenged and defeated Sagat, but apparently Sagat was too caught up in his recent loss to Ryu, so he didn't fight up to his true potential.

SF swimsuit premium theme for Xbox 360

Over on the Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog, they announced a new Street Fighter swimsuit premium theme for the Xbox 360. Here's the screens.

This will set you back 240 Microsoft points and be available on June 15.

Weekend community events June 4 - 9

Weekend community events June 4 - 9 Here's a look at what's going on in the fighting game community over the next several days.

• Orlando, Florida: Community Effort Orlando 2010, June 5 - 6. This will be streamed live on Justin.tv. Coverage starts at noon EST.

• Brooklyn, New York: Guard Crush Tournament, June 9. This will be streamed live starting at about 7:45 p.m. EST.

• Baltimore, Maryland: The Wire -- Season 1 2 p.m. EST start time, June 5. This will be streamed here. Also, another tournament is taking place a few days later at the same spot: Wednesday Night XanBats, June 9. Event kicks at 8 p.m. and will also have a live stream.

• Chicago, Illinois: CGL SSFIV Qualifiers: Week 3, June 5.

• Glasgow, Lanarkshire, United Kingdom: Super Street Fighter IV Ranking Battles Season 3, June 6.

• Montreal, Quebec: M.A.T. 7, June 4.

• Denville, New Jersey: Console Warzone SSF4 Tournament, June 6.

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Humor: Street Fighter background actor FAQ

Dorkly.com has a funny page offering up a FAQ for a background actors in Street Fighter. Here's a taste.

Daigo Super Street Fighter 4 online matches against Adon player

KeNzo uploaded another set of great Daigo Umehara match videos to his YouTube channel. Unfortunately, they suffered from some audio sync issues, but better versions are available below.

Umehara is playing online against a very good Adon player. While Daigo's play is always fun to watch, seeing Adon used at a high level is also cool. Hit the link below for the rest of the videos.

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Past and current rumors, Super Street Fighter 4 sound interview

Past and current rumors, Super Street Fighter 4 sound interview GameSetWatch has posted an interview with Masayuki Endou and Hideyuki Fukasawa, two of the guys behind Super Street Fighter 4's audio.

What follows is an OK read if you're really into the music side of things, but an interesting quote surfaces near the start of the piece, it states:

Hideyuki Fukasawa, game composer: When I first got word that there would be a Super Street Fighter IV, I was speechless. We were still hard at work on Street Fighter IV!

The console version of Street Fighter 4 was released in mid-February of 2009, with development on the title likely finishing up a month or two before the release date.

That means that the development team knew about Super Street Fighter 4 in either very early 2009 or late 2008.

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Capcom running contests for Street Fighter 4 iPhone, Super Street Fighter 4 arcade

Capcom running contests for Street Fighter 4 iPhone, Super Street Fighter 4 arcade Capcom is running a couple of contests right now that are Street Fighter related.

First up, on June 8th, they're going to release another free character for Street Fighter 4 on the iPhone. If you can correctly guess who this character is, you'll be in the running for a limited edition iPod Touch or five limited edition iPod cases.

Hit up this page for more details on the contest.

Also, Capcom Japan is looking for a marketing phrase to go with the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 4. The catch here is it must be submitted in Japanese, contained within 16 characters and start out with, "俺より強いやつ...") or "Someone stronger than me...."

If you can manage to type something up in Japanese and have it makes sense, the entry page is here.

Mad Catz inks deal with MLG for new line of joysticks

Mad Catz inks deal with MLG for new line of joysticks Mad Catz has signed a deal with Major League Gaming (MLG), to make a new line of branded fight sticks.

It's unclear if these will simply be new designs for the current set of Tournament Edition FightSticks, or a brand new line of joysticks for gamers to get their hands on.

Here's a little blurb from the press release.

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Major League Gaming Inc. to develop MLG-branded PC and videogame controllers and fight sticks for the professional and high-end consumer gaming markets (“MLG Products”). The multi-year deal gives Mad Catz an exclusive global license to use MLG’s marks in connection with MLG Products developed pursuant to the agreement. In addition, Mad Catz will become a sponsor of MLG Pro Circuit Competitions.

Regardless of the products that come out of this, with this deal it looks like the community is another step closer to getting more fighting games on the MLG competitive circuit.

PS2 TE Stick compatibility requires upgrade from Sony

PS2 TE Stick compatibility requires upgrade from Sony A number of users have complained that their Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightSticks do not work correctly when running PlayStation 2 games on a PS3.

It's been stated a few times that it's a firmware issue, but Mad Catz's MarkMan jumped in to clarify a bit.

He mentioned that this isn't something Mad Catz can fix themselves, but that it's up to Sony to release a firmware upgrade to make this hardware work with PlayStation 2 titles.

Updated: Tech Throw Plinking and True Double Plinking

Update: Some people were having problems understanding the concepts in this video, explanations on how Plinking and Option Selects work have been added to this story, just hit the link below to find out more.

Uesugi has posted a tutorial video showing how to do Tech Throw Plinking, Double Plinking and True Double Plinking.

This is some pretty heavy stuff, so you may have to watch the clip a few times to grasp it, but it can help your game if you're struggling with Crouch Tech Throws and 1 frame links.

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Part 3 of Capcom-Unity's interview with Daigo

Part 3 of Capcom-Unity's interview with Daigo Capcom-Unity has posted the third part of their interview with Street Fighter legend, Daigo Umehara.

This mostly focuses on The Beast's personal life and past experiences, but it's a solid read. Here's a grab.

Fighting around the world vs. fighting in Japan. Do you change your play style?

I do. It’s because there is a trend in fighting style. Let me explain to you in rock/scissors/paper game. Say, in Japan, there is a trend of using rock because of the shared information that it’s the best and that point, scissors are not popular, and I would use a paper against rock trend. But I don’t know what the trend is the US, so in order to find that out, I tend to play prudently in the beginning. And what’s good about the match system there is that they let me play many more matches, so it works the best.

Are there any drawbacks to your skill and celebrity? Do you wish you were not famous?

As people’s expectations grow, the more I [feel] pressured. But I am confident that I have worked so hard to not to let that influence my play.

If my gameplay had not been recognized, I think I would have become a delinquent child having worked so hard! (laughs)

Updated: Street Fighter community discusses MLG

Updated: Street Fighter community discusses MLG Update: Seb at Frame-Advantage.com, who's done more live streams than anyone I know of, also jumped in to provide his 2 cents on the matter. Note: As Seb mentions in the post, he's now working with MLG.

Major League Gaming CEO, Sundance DiGiovanni, was Live on 3 this afternoon. He talks about why Super Street Fighter 4 hasn't gotten on the circuit and his dealings with Capcom of Japan and the community.

He starts discussing the fighting game scene in this clip at 14:50 and talks for about 12 minutes about what happened with getting SSF4 on MLG.

Slasher, one of the show hosts, also jumped in to provide information on what he found out about the situation here, although the clip is partly cut off.

Inkblot, one of the people behind EVO, responded on a Shoryuken.com thread to statements Sundance made during the interview.

While some of the details seem murky, if you're into the competitive fighting game scene, these things are worth looking over as they provide a bit insight into some of the things that have come up.

It's also very much worth pointing out that despite the whole GAMME fiasco, the community has bounced back and set up another event.

Ryu and Chun-Li combo video from BiffOTasty

BiffOTasty and Error1 have posted another wicked combo video. This one features Ryu and Chun-Li in a bunch of old school Street Fighter games.

Instead of the combos being one-off instances, they're blended together so it's more like an actual match. The transitions are also well done.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for $39 and $10 credit on Amazon

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom for $39 and $10 credit on Amazon If you've been on the fence about picking up Tatsunoko vs. Capcom on the Wii, Amazon.com is offering the title for $39.99 plus a $10 credit towards a future game purchase.

This is a pretty solid deal, as the title retailed for $49.99 originally.

If you're not familiar with this game, but you still want to pick it up, stop by our TvC strategy guide here on EventHubs.com, to get a better idea of how the it plays.

Super NorCal Regionals 2010 results, Super Street Fighter 4, HDR and more

Super NorCal Regionals 2010 results, Super Street Fighter 4, HDR and more The 2010 Super NorCal Regionals has finished up. This tournament featured competitions for Super Street Fighter 4, SSF2T HD Remix, Capcom vs. SNK 2, SF3 Third Strike and other fighting games.

Seth Killian was on hand to provide excellent commentary to close out day 2 and there were some great matches and a few surprises as things played out.
IPlayWinner deserves big ups for again spending a lot of their own time and resources to provide a top notch stream for the community.

You can check out the final results for the Capcom fighting games played at this event by clicking the link below.

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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gameplay footage, character announcements at E3

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gameplay footage, character announcements at E3 GamingUnion.net is reporting that Capcom is going to have gameplay footage of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and announce some new characters at this year's E3, which takes place from June 15 - 17.

It's possible that they may announce the same characters that were confirmed already by Game Informer magazine — Dante (Devil May Cry), Felicia (Darkstalkers), Deadpool and Captain America — as these fighters haven't had any official information or screen shots released about them, yet.

There will not be a playable demo of MvC3 at this event. For those of you who cannot attend E3 this year, Seth Killian said that Capcom is going to offer "extensive streaming action," so you should be able to check things out from the comfort of your own home.

Also, continue to look here on the front page of EventHubs.com during E3, as you'll be able to find all of the news concerning Capcom fighters gathered into one place.