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Weekend community events Feb. 11 - 17

Weekend community events Feb. 11 - 17 Important Note: There are a TON of midnight release parties and events going on for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. There's a good chance that there's a video game store near you (like GameStop and PlayNTrade) having a gathering of some sort, so it's worth calling around if this sounds like fun to you.

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.

• Northfield, New Jersey: SSF4 Tourney, February 11. Live stream available, 6 p.m. EST start time.

• Orlando, Florida: CEO BarFights, February 12.

• Online, PlayStation 3: UYG SSF4 Tournament, February 12. Live stream on Justin.tv, 7 p.m. EST start time.

• Pasadena, California: Super Street Fighter 4 and Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Tournaments, February 13.

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Stream archive from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 launch party in San Francisco

Stream archive from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 launch party in San Francisco The Capcom-Unity crew hosted a live stream of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 launch party in San Francisco, California.

The stream officially started around 7 p.m. PST on February 10, 2011, and there was a lot of gameplay action and some interviews.

Also, Marvel.com is live blogged the event, so there's no shortage of coverage for those of you who want to see how things went down. Hit the jump to see an embed of the live stream archive.

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IGN Marvel vs. Capcom 3 montages: Dormammu, Felicia and Wesker

IGN posted another set of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character montages, in HD. Below you'll find videos for Dormammu, Felicia and Wesker.

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BradyGames Marvel vs. Capcom 3 strategy guide preview

BradyGames Marvel vs. Capcom 3 strategy guide preview A preview of the BradyGames Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Strategy Guide is up now, showing a bit of their sections on Ryu and Wolverine (both files are in .pdf format, you may wish to right-click and Save As).

This guide has been getting A LOT of high praise, and after browsing through a few pages, it's safe to say this should be a serious consideration for many gamers. The frame data, combos and information presented are very helpful.

You don't have to take my word for it, though. After checking out these previews, leave a comment here with your thoughts on the preview pages.

Via Capcom-Unity.

Excellent Adventures: Season 2, Ep. 15, Just Kidding

A new episode of Excellent Adventures titled "Just Kidding!" is up from the Cross Counter team, Mike Ross and Gootecks.
Spotted by MonkeyCha0s, Bkpnr579, xtherisingsunx and Shffl.

Poongko (Seth) vs. Infiltration (Akuma) FT10 SSFIV match

Two of Korea's top players, Poongko (Seth) and Infiltration (Akuma), played a Super Street Fighter 4 first to ten set. Poongko has been featured in numerous videos and was flown over from Korea as part of the vanilla Street Fighter 4 World Championships. Infiltration has been making waves for some time, and took home 3rd place overall at the EVO 2010 SSF4 tourney.
Video from Raknos1982. Sent in by Shinuza. You can see the results for this set by hitting the jump.

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Reminder: Marvel vs. Capcom 3 launch event tonight in San Francisco

Just a reminder that the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 launch event is taking place tonight at 8 p.m. PST. There's going to be a live stream available (which should be here) and Marvel will be live blogging as well. Here's the flyer for the event.

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And some details ripped from Capcom-Unity.

Capcomrades! Just wanted to give you all a HUGE reminder that the Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 Launch party is TONIGHT in San Francisco! Snow, myself, and Agent M from Marvel will be hosting the live ustream for those of you that won't be able to make it. You can bet that we'll have MVC3 Producer Niitsuma-san, fighting game guru Seth Killian, and more on hand to interview!

P.S. The official MVC3 twitter account just dropped a huge hint as to who the special guest will be:

"A little birdie told me that tonight's special guest for the launch party has a house consisting of 36 chambers."

Tip from Gamefreak20.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 moves for Hsien-Ko, Haggar, Akuma & Taskmaster

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 moves for Hsien-Ko, Haggar, Akuma & Taskmaster ScytheWP and SFilp sent over some of the missing pieces for Hsien-Ko, Haggar, Akuma and provided a move list for Taskmaster in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

You can find all of this information and more housed in the main Marvel vs. Capcom 3 strategy guide here on the site, and many more updates will be coming in the near future.

Zangief attacks tournament player, video inside

Yes, that looks like a headline you'd see on The Onion's website, but WrestleCrisis posted a video of Zangief attacking a player at a Toronto tournament.
Beware of Zangief.

Capt. America vs. Wesker Marvel vs. Capcom 3 showdown

Capt. America vs. Wesker Marvel vs. Capcom 3 showdown The most recent Marvel vs. Capcom 3 showdown spotlight on Marvel.com focuses on Captain America and Wesker. Here's a blurb from Sumoslamman's write up.

Captain America's Play Style: Captain America knows how to take a hit, and hits back even harder. He has some great range on his crouching magic series and his launcher, assuring some nice aerial combos can be started from max distance. He also has a double jump, which lets him extend those air combos into something a little more substantial. His Hyper Charging Star eats projectiles, giving him a leg up on spammers and his Shield Slash projectile is dangerous for all of its active frames--if Cap doesn’t get hit. You need to worry about it on the way out as well as on the way back. And Final Justice? So awesome.

Wesker's Play Style: Wesker’s teleports make him incredibly dangerous, capable of zipping around the screen in the blink of an eye, and making it difficult to get a bead on him. Not only that, but he can utilize them to extend his combos, so they’re much more than just a mobility option. In the air he can combo into his Phantom Dance hyper for some added damage and if your opponent is getting a little too predictable his Rhino Charge counter hyper will make them pay. Wesker is all about speed and keeping the enemy off-balance and he has all the tools he needs to pull that off.

Tip from shannaro!!!.

More Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combos from Tragic

Tragic has uploaded some nice combos for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. This set features Captain America, Tron Bonne, Taskmaster, Dormammu and Spider-Man.

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Behind the scenes w/ Justin Wong, Mike Ross & Alex Valle

Some behind the scenes footage after Level|Up's Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition tournament at Round 1 was posted by ****Chan. It features EG.Justin Wong, Mike Ross, Alex Valle and ClakeyD talking about the tournament after the fact, mostly focusing on Yun and Yang.
Mentioned by Cicada.

Japanese TV spot for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Ever want to know what the TV spot for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 looks like in the Land of the Rising Sun? Fawaz and Oraez spotted this.

Reasoning behind Marvel vs. Capcom 3's alternate color schemes

Reasoning behind Marvel vs. Capcom 3's alternate color schemes If you'd like to know why certain color schemes were picked for Deadpool, Doctor Doom, Hulk, Shuma-Gorath, Super-Skrull, Taskmaster, Thor, X-23 and Sentinel, Marvel.com has an article right up your alley.

This is the final article in a three part series, which has covered Marvel's roster in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

I saw some rumors online before we announced the Sentinel that he’d be in the game and look like a more traditional Sentinel from the comics. The “in the game” part was right, the “traditional” part wasn’t. As the MvC pros out there know, he’s got quite the legacy looking like this in Marvel fighting games. With that in mind, changing it would be borderline blasphemy.

You can find past articles in this series here and here.

Noticed by Ultimashadow7 and Quintorro.

IGN Marvel vs. Capcom 3 montages: C. Viper, Dr. Doom, Ryu & Tron Bonne

IGN posted the next set of character video montages for Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

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Famitsu review scores for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Kmart $25 credit offer

Famitsu review scores for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Kmart $25 credit offer The review numbers from Famitsu magazine's take on Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were posted by 1Up this afternoon.

- Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (8/8/8/9, 33 points): "I like the large variety to the characters," one reviewer began. "The system hasn't changed much; it's more of a natural evolution from MvC2 or Tatsunoko vs. Capcom. Being able to work the characters just the way you want requires a lot of game time, but combos are generally easy to link together, and beginners can get a decent enough foothold with the simple control mode."

Another editor agreed that "there isn't a great deal novel here, but the game builds upon the Vs. series to make an overall great fighting package."

Also, sticking with the MvC3 theme, Kmart stores are offering 25,000 in Shop Your Way Rewards points, which translates into $25 USD back, when you purchase the game through Kmart. This offer runs from February 15-19, and you'll also score an 8” X 11” poster with the game, too.

Heavily revised Dan Super Street Fighter 4 guide

Heavily revised Dan Super Street Fighter 4 guide Nyoronoru has polished off the latest Super Street Fighter 4 guide, and this one covers the Saikyo master, Dan.

A little tongue-in-cheek, this guide still has some very helpful combos and tips to help you improve if this is a fighter you're interested in learning. Here's the obligatory grab from the page.

Dan is a unique character in that he is canonically the worst character in the game, but it is quite possible to win and even dominate with him. He has an okay reversal game, a good armor-breaking move, a decent approach move along with some frame traps (and a good Focus Attack). The only problem is that his normal moves are absolutely horrible, unquestionably the worst ever with nearly all of them being incredibly slow with very few being able to combo into special moves at anywhere but super-close range.

Dan is the only character with the deadly Legendary Taunt though. He also has the best and most varied Personal Actions in the game. Though he might have been completely ignored in previous Street Fighter titles, Dan is here to prove he's no joke.