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Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gameplay details round up

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 gameplay details round up A lot of information about Marvel vs. Capcom 3 came out last month. This write up consolidates some of the major details into one post to make it a little easier to find stuff about the game without sifting through pages and pages of articles.

Instead of focusing on things like character balance and such, which are extremely likely to change, this write up concentrates on gameplay elements and other aspects that are likely to show up in later versions.

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Weekend community events July 9 - 14

Weekend community events July 9 - 14 EVO 2010 takes place this weekend. To get an idea of what's in store at this year's competition, click here.

There are also a few other tournaments going on in the community, including a handful of events that will be streaming EVO live, so you won't miss the action while you're competing.

• Las Vegas, Nevada: Evolution Fighting Game Championships 2010, July 9 - 11. If you've been living under a rock for the last two months, you may not have heard about this event. It's the biggest fighting game tournament in the world and will feature top players around the globe going head to head. A live stream will be provided all three days here, starting at 9 a.m. PST, Friday morning. Expanded coverage will be offered on EventHubs.com all through the weekend. If anything major goes down — you'll be able to find it on this site.

• Singapore: Battle Medley Singapore 2010, July 9 - 11. Momochi and Choco Blanka will be attending this event.

• Kuwait: SBO qualifier and SSF4 micro tournament, July 9.

• Cincinnati, Ohio: Arcade Legacy Rocket Punch, July 10.

• Fredericksburg, Virginia: SSF4 Fridays at Gamepad, July 9.

• Fairfax, Virginia: EVO2010 stream at Cyber Ground, July 9 - 11.

• Jacksonville, Florida: North Florida Bi-Weekly Tournament #9, July 10.

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Follow EventHubs on Twitter

Follow EventHubs on Twitter EventHubs.com has an official Twitter account here. The other one that's set up, which has a number of followers, is actually an impostor account that has no affiliation with this website.

Anyway, there isn't anything too exciting on the official Twitter account at the moment, but with EVO taking place soon, you'll see some random thoughts and things that aren't posted on the website, along with some speculation and rumors — with time — that generally don't fit here on the news page.

If this kind of stuff interests you, make sure to check it out, and if you have a Twitter account, please become a follower.

Episode 2 of Cross Counter with Gootecks and Mike Ross

Gootecks and Mike Ross are back with another excellent tutorial video for Super Street Fighter 4. They take a match replay and break down what the players should and shouldn't have done.

PLinking with the Back/Select buttons in Super Street Fighter 4

Alioune discovered that it's possible to PLink with the Back or Select buttons in Super Street Fighter 4, as shown here.
Even though the video is low quality, you can see that two button inputs are coming through in quick succession. Depending on how your joystick is wired and the character(s) you play, this may or may not be useful to you, but it gives you a way to PLink with the Light attack buttons.

For an explanation on what PLinking is and how it's done, hit this page.

Thanks to Mechabluntzilla for finding this.

Ono: New patch for Super Street Fighter 4 could add moves, other stuff

Ono: New patch for Super Street Fighter 4 could add moves, other stuff AndriaSang.com translated an interview that Yoshinori Ono had with Famitsu magazine in Japan.

In the write up, Ono talks about the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 4 and what it could mean for the console version. It's a pretty interesting article, and definitely worth your time to check out.

Here's a copy and paste.

Moving onto the home version of the game, Famitsu asked the obvious question: will all those arcade adjustments make it into the home via an update? Replied Ono, "For me, the IV series ends with Super SFIV. We want both Super SFIVs to be played for a long time, so we'll listen to feedback after the arcade version is released to determine if players want the home version updated."

Famitsu also asked if any such updates for the home version would be free. Replied Ono, "If it's a tuning update similar to the June 15 update, I believe we'd be able to offer it for free. However, if it's the kind of update that adds new moves, it's possible that it could be paid."

Separately from the arcade version, Ono said that owners of the home version are asking for additional download content, including new costumes, new characters, and new functionality for the Replay Channel. He said that the staff would like to implement everything they possibly can, but the priority now is on the arcade version's development. Delaying the arcade version's release any further is something Ono said he definitely does not want to do.

Thanks to EX Ein and Franny87 for pointing this out.

Finals match from Nagoya Street Battle 15

The grand finals match between Daigo Umehara (Ryu) and Y24 (Chun-Li) was posted to YouTube recently. Thanks goes to uHuRu85 for pointing out the clip.
Toshi mentioned you can find the full finals match on YouTube, if you want to see how Daigo and Y24's teammates did.

Also, you can scope out the results and more details for Nagoya Street Battle 15 here.

New Marvel vs. Capcom 3 section on EventHubs.com

New Marvel vs. Capcom 3 section on EventHubs.com A new Marvel vs. Capcom 3 section here on EventHubs.com has been launched, and it has its own tab on the top of the site.

You may notice a graphic with a black/blue background and the text "Sp" on it. This is the Air Combo/Exchange button. Some of the moves like Captain America's Backflip and Iron Man's Flying command use this. There isn't an official name for this button yet, but if it's given one, this graphic may be updated to more properly reflect what it does.

Anyway, there isn't anything in this section that's going to knock your socks off, yet, but if you'd like to check up on which moves the fighters currently have, this is a good spot to look.

The game isn't going to be available until Spring 2011, but to make sure all of the moves and a solid amount of additional information is out there way ahead of when the game is released, I figured it would be a good idea to start compiling all of this into one spot now.

Expect this area to be updated over time as new moves and characters are revealed.

Community news roundup for July 6th

Community news roundup for July 6th A few potentially interesting things have popped up in the community recently. Here's a run down.

• Yoshinori Ono is revising some of the tutorials for Super Street Fighter IV, this seems like it's the DVD that was included in special editions of the Japanese release. It has some new hidden stuff, and probably coincides in some way with the arcade version of SSF4, which is making steady progress.

• Level 3 Hyper moves in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will make their debut at EVO this year, according to Capcom's Wes Phillips.

• Capcom Europe is teasing a 'big announcement' that's going to happen in two days. This Thursday, we'll know what it is, but Capcom has a lot of irons in the fire, so it may or may not be Street Fighter related.

• One lucky viewer is going to receive a special Mad Catz golden TE stick, just for watching the live stream of EVO 2010 this year. Details on how this will work will follow soon.

• Nike, the shoe company, has teamed up with Capcom to release a new line of Street Fighter themed trainers.

New set of deals on Mad Catz sticks for EVO

MarkMan has announced a new set of deals for the line of Mad Catz FightSticks. These offers start today and run through July 13th.

Here are some of the highlights, please remember you need to use the correct coupon code from the page linked above to get these prices.

Also, only one coupon code can be used for each order. If you want to get a discount on muliple products that need two different coupon codes, you will have to create separate orders.

• Round 2 Tournament Edition FightSticks $99.

• MvC2 design and original TE FightSticks $104.

• Tournament Edition "S" FightSticks $120.

• PS3 SE FightStick $49. Xbox 360 SE FightStick $56.

• Original SF4 FightPad Designs $28.

If you already own a TE Stick and want to spruce is up a bit, Mad Catz is also selling new dust covers and bezels, making it a little easier to customize your joystick. Here are a few examples.


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Nifty Super Street Fighter 4 combos and tricks for Dee Jay

GeoM MoD1ns1d3 posted a couple of videos showing various tricks and combos for Dee Jay in Super Street Fighter 4. There is some cool stuff in here, although some parts of the clips are a bit repetitive.

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New Super Street Fighter 4 tier lists from Mago and Nemo

New Super Street Fighter 4 tier lists from Mago and Nemo A couple new tier lists for Super Street Fighter 4 have made their way online from two of the top players in Japan. Mago, who plays Fei Long and Sagat and Nemo, a Chun-Li player, both chimed in on who they thought the best and worst characters in the game are.

Big ups to Azrael for translating this piece.

Mago and Nemo created two lists - a "Global" list based on info they've compiled from talking to players, on message boards, etc. And an Arcadia list that they themselves put together.

"Global" Ranking
A
Guile, Abel, Chun-Li, Dictator, E. Honda, Boxer, Rose, Blanka
B
Ryu, Dhalsim, Claw, Ken, Rufus, C. Viper, Akuma, Fei Long, Cammy, Gouken, El Fuerte, Cody, Sagat, Ibuki, Zangief, Seth, Guy, Adon
C
Sakura, Dudley, Juri, Dee Jay, Hakan, Makoto, Dan, T. Hawk, Gen

Arcadia Ranking
A
Balrog, E. Honda, Guile, Fei Long, Cammy, Rufus
B
Abel, Dictator, Blanka, Chun-Li, C. Viper, Ryu, Dhalsim, Akuma, Sagat, Rose, Ibuki, Zangief, El Fuerte, Claw, Gouken, Ken, Seth
C
Adon, Dee Jay, Juri, Dudley, Cody
D
Gen, Sakura, Guy, Dan, T. Hawk, Hakan, Makoto

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Super Street Fighter 4 match videos from ESWC

Some shaky cam footage from the Super Street Fighter 4 portion of the Electronic Sports World Cup has made its way online.

Here are some of the highlights.

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Nagoya Street Battle 15 SSFIV results

Nagoya Street Battle 15 SSFIV results Nagoya Street Battle 15, a 3 vs. 3 team Super Street Fighter 4 tournament has finished up. This competition featured top players from Japan, including Daigo Umehara, Eita, Tokido and Mago.

A video archive of the competition is available, here are links to the various parts.

Unfortunately, the last archive cuts off right before the grand finals end, but hopefully more videos will surface soon.

46 teams competed, with 138 players total. For the full results, brackets (in Japanese) and a battle log, hit the link below.

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Ono: Something bigger than Super Street Fighter 4 coming

Ono: Something bigger than Super Street Fighter 4 coming In a mysterious Tweet, Capcom producer, Yoshinori Ono, stated that something bigger is coming than Super Street Fighter 4. His exact words were:

Super SF4 on sale!! SuperSF4 is nothing compared to what's coming!!

It's possible some of the meaning is being lost in translation here, as Yoshinori's English isn't terrific, but at face value, this sounds very exciting.

Ono is scheduled to make an appearance at EVO next week in Las Vegas, July 9-11, and it's possible he could announce something new at that time.

A Darkstalkers proposal was hinted at the other day, but it's highly unlikely this is what Ono is referring to, as it was just recently suggested, so it's extremely unlikely they would be announcing it this soon.

ESWC results for Super Street Fighter 4

ESWC results for Super Street Fighter 4 Update: The final results for all of the Super Street Fighter 4 action at the Electronic Sports World Cup have been posted on this story.

The ESWC Super Street Fighter 4 tournament in Paris, France has finished up. Top players from around the globe were competing for $14,000 in prize money.

A huge thanks goes out to Slasher, who came through yet again providing a number of updates for the community.

To see how things went down, hit the link below.

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Results from GodsGarden Super Street Fighter 4 Makoto vs. Uryo match

Results from GodsGarden Super Street Fighter 4 Makoto vs. Uryo match Makoto (Claw) and Uryo (C. Viper) squared off in the GodsGarden online Super Street Fighter 4 tournament this morning. This was the last leg of the first round.

A video archive of the first to 10 set is up now, but you should probably jump ahead to about 6 minutes 30 seconds as it takes a bit for the first match to get underway. There will be a YouTube version available from TeamSp00ky in the near future, with English commentary.

To see the results and read a recap, click the link below.

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