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0ShinAkuma0's compilation of online Super Street Fighter 4 matches

0ShinAkuma0 has compiled another set of Super Street Fighter 4 match videos showcasing some solid online matches between Japanese players. Some of the competitors include: Tokido (Akuma), Momochi (Ken) Nemo & Haneyama (Chun-Li), Uryo (Sakura) and a Gouken player by the name of Bullcat who has a number of tricks up his sleeve.

Some of these are runaway victories, but as you get later into the clip you'll see some more back and forth play.
Hit up 0ShinAkuma0's YouTube channel for more online SSF4 bouts.

Upcoming major fighting game tournaments

Upcoming major fighting game tournaments It's time to mark your calendars, because there are some major tournaments on the horizon that are definitely going to be worth your time.

Some of the best fighting game players on the planet are going to be facing off with a lot of money up for grabs.

Hit the link below to find a rundown of what to expect from the latter part of 2010, as there are some very hype tournaments coming up.

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Super Street Fighter 4 Fei Long combo videos by Snoooootch

Snoooootch posted a couple of Fei Long Super Street Fighter 4 videos showing some stylish and crazy combos. The audio on the second video is a bit intense at first, so make sure your speakers aren't too loud.

Hit the link below for another clip.

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Community news roundup for September 13th

Community news roundup for September 13th

• Although this is very speculative, Demi Le Grand posted a new photo showing a few more outlines for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, with his thoughts on who the fighters might be.

• UltraPowerLevel spotted what seems to be Frank West's outline on the official Marvel vs. Capcom 3 website, after it hadn't shown up for awhile. These new images were uploaded after he most likely appeared in the new MvC3 trailer.

• Gootecks pointed out a Cammy flowchart by Emmanuel Ibus which walks you through her options after she lands a Cannon Strike.

• A video is up showing how to punish C. Viper's Burn Kick with auto correcting charge Supers and Ultras, it gets a bit repetitive though, so you might want to skip around. By VIP2Gaming, sent in by Former and Skemar007.

• Darnallt mentioned that there's a new mixtape by Grillo titled I Had U Ken with songs inspired by this Street Fighter character. It's a electronica/techno/hip hop set.

• Tek-Innovations has some wicked acrylic joystick cases for sale. There are a number of pictures so you can see how they look and a video running you through how they're put together. Sent in by Maniacman.

Three new screens of Super Street Fighter 4 on the Nintendo 3DS

Noticed over on Kotaku that they found three new screen shots of Super Street Fighter 4 on the Nintendo 3DS, here they are.


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Video explaining Tiger Knee motions for 'instant' moves

Vesper Arcade posted another video tutorial explaining how to use Tiger Knee motions to perform instant air moves with some of the cast members of Super Street Fighter 4.

You may have heard the terminology "Tiger Knee Motion" or "Instant" air moves thrown around before, but if it's something you don't understand or struggled to execute, this is a terrific walkthrough.
The clip also goes on to explain Kara throws.

Submitted by KingOfTheSharks.

BiffOTasty SSFIV combo video showing hands

BiffOTasty posted another nifty Super Street Fighter 4 combo video, this one showing everything being performed on a joystick as it happens. Wicked stuff.
Sent in by Zacfitzrocks, AceKillah, KreyZ and Danny.

Updated: Yang, Yun in Super Street Fighter 4 arcade, list of changes

Updated: Yang, Yun in Super Street Fighter 4 arcade, list of changes Update: More notes about the various changes in Super Street Fighter 4's arcade location test have been added into this story, and new information is being added on a consistent basis. Note, these changes aren't official yet, as this is just a location test and a lot can and will be changed in the future.

It's now official that Yun and Yang have joined the rest of the cast, as both of these fighters are now playable. Capcom staff have been on hand watching things, taking notes and had questionnaires for players to fill out, if they wished to.

Keep checking back for more details inside this article. Hit the link below for a breakdown of what's known so far.

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Community news roundup for September 11th

Community news roundup for September 11th Here's a quick rundown of some things happening in the community.

• BossLogic has new hyper real art for Yun and Yang, via Shadowloo.

• Juicebox Abel wrote a really nice piece explaining why you should play the ten new characters added to the console version of Super Street Fighter 4. It quickly runs over their strengths and weaknesses and the benefits of using these fighters.

• Cracked.com has a funny article comparing the Street Fighter movies to each other and the games, which was sent in by Hudson.

• And if you still haven't gotten enough of Legend of Chun-Li, there's a video compilation of Chris Klein's portrayal of Charlie Nash on Gawker.

Low quality video and images of Yun in Super Street Fighter 4 arcade

Here's a low quality video and a few images showing Yun in Super Street Fighter 4's arcade location test.


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Submitted by Elstob, zUkUu, Luna, Alfarin and HxCAssassyn.

Rose Super Street Fighter 4 combo video by MrDustKicka

MrDustKicka posted a new Rose combo video for Super Street Fighter 4, featuring some solid combos and probably a bit too much taunting.

'Considerable' changes made to Super Street Fighter 4 arcade, new alts.

Update: Over on the official Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 blog, translated by Andria Sang, they mentioned again that Super Street Fighter 4's arcade version is about to see a second location test this weekend, and while they did not confirm new characters will be added to the game, they did say it has changed 'considerably'.

Although there's no doubt that Capcom will be adding new characters at this point, it's been stated by a few staff members that there's more in store for SSF4 besides these additional fighters. A little ways back, Yoshinori Ono mentioned in an interview with Famitsu that Super Street Fighter 4 could receive new moves and other things via DLC, but if Capcom were to go this route, it seems likely they'd incorporate this stuff into the arcade release as well.

The current blog entry goes on to say that the new DLC costumes will be shown running on actual hardware at the Tokyo Game Show, and that Capcom will be announcing future developments for the console version of SSF4 there as well — but this could simply be another reference to the outfits again.

Speaking of outfits, Ono posted new concept sketches for Ryu, Cammy, Chun-Li and Juri showcasing their new attire.


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You can see the other older costumes revealed here.

Thanks to a number of readers for sending in this tip.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 trailer, Frank West confirmed?

A new trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, titled Episode 2 is available now. It confirms Tron Bonne will be in the game, but there are a few more character hints as well. Hit the jump below to see everything.
This trailer is a bit unusual, as two characters are typically announced together, one from Marvel one from Capcom, but this only shows one new fighter.

Also, here's an image showing a new female silhouette.

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Weekend community events September 10 - 16

Weekend community events September 10 - 16 If you have an event you'd like to submit, you can add it into the Events area of the forums or you can send it in via the Contact Us form.

• Syracuse, New York: Showdown at the Sheraton, September 11 - 12. Live stream hosted by Team Sp00ky, noon EST start time both days.

• Online, Xbox 360: Old Skool Beatdown 2, September 11. Live stream here, noon PST start time.

• Montreal, QC, Canada: MTLSF Super Ranking Battles Season 1, September 11. This will be streamed live here, 7 p.m. EST start time.

• South River, New Jersey: Tatsunoko vs. Capcom tournament, September 11. Live stream here 11 a.m. EST start time.

• Baltimore, Maryland: Xanadu Monthlies, September 11. Stream by Xanadu Games. 2 p.m. EST start time. Also, another tournament is happening the day before, 10:30 p.m. EST start time.

• Honolulu, Hawaii: Hawaii Video Gaming League, September 11. Streamed here, 8 p.m. HST start time.

• Brooklyn, New York: Guard Crush 8, September 15. Live stream hosted by Team Sp00ky, 6:30 p.m. EST start time.

• San Rafael, California: VDon's Birthday Tourney, September 15. Stream hosted by IPlayWinner, 9:30 p.m. PST start time.

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Taito reveals plans for arcade digital distribution system

Alex Valle noticed that AndriaSang wrote up an article about a new digital distribution system for arcade machines.

Titled NESiCAxLive, arcade operators would download games directly to the machines off of Taito's servers, eliminating the need to buy equipment every time a new title is released.

Not only would this save money, but it also opens a back catalog of games. Taito hopes in the future that gamers will be able to select the titles they wish to play, instead of having a cabinet locked down to one specific game. Also, arcade operators could potentially store copies of titles locally for quicker distribution, as needed.

While this is probably arriving a ways too late to revive the arcade scene, lowering operating costs and offering a bigger library of games may help them survive for awhile longer. Here's a diagram explaining things a bit more.

So far nine companies have signed on to use this system, although only three of them are known at this time, SNK Playmore, Arc System Works and Cave. It seems quite likely that Capcom would have some interest in this as well, though.

Street Fighter X Tekken producers talk shop on CVG

Street Fighter X Tekken producers talk shop on CVG CVG has another interview with Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Namco's Katsuhiro Harada, of course talking about their upcoming crossover titles involving the Street Fighter and Tekken franchises.

There are a few new bits of information that pop up here, but since these games are so early in development, these guys mostly just cover the aspects and things they're looking at currently.

Here's a quote from the article.

Do you think Harada-san has a bit of an advantage since his game is coming out after yours?

Ono-san: These two games are in the fighting genre, so generally speaking they're in a similar field. However, Tekken and Street Fighter are very different games, distinctively different, so because Tekken is 3D fighting and Street Fighter is 2D if Harada's Tekken X Street Fighter came out first, it isn't going to help me much to do anything because it has no relation to what I'm doing, and vice versa for Harada, my game won't help him. So in that sense there's no advantage for either of us because we're doing very different projects separately.

Harada-san: When you look at the game that Ono is working on, he's presented some of the footage at Gamescom and Comic-con before that, and I think the fans have a pretty good idea of what to expect from that. On the other hand just because of the gameplay features of Tekken and then taking the Street Fighter characters and implementing them we have the problem of fireballs, projectiles and such - how do they work in 3D?

Or the lack of moves from the Street Fighter characters when compared to each Tekken characters move list... there are a lot of obstacles we have to overcome and the fans seem to be more worried about my project than Ono's.

Episode 10 of Cross Counter, Dudley vs. Abel

Episode 10 of Cross Counter has been uploaded. It shows a Dudley vs. Abel SSF4 match, and special guest EG.Martin "Marn" Phan joins Gootecks and Mike Ross to break things down.