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Poongko Seth Super Street Fighter 4 highlights video by Beehol

Just in case you haven't had your fill of Poongko's Seth today, Beehol posted a 9 minute highlights video showcasing some great stuff from this top Korean player.

Mix and match buy one get one free TE stick offer

Mix and match buy one get one free TE stick offer MarkMan broke the news a short while ago that the buy one get one free Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick offer is back on the GameShark Store and now users can mix and match between Round 1 and Round 2 FightSticks designs on the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

If you want to pick up two sticks for two different systems at a terrific price, this is a great way to do so.

Simply use the case-sensitive code NECXI when ordering to get in on the offer. Also, if you're attending The Northeast Championships this weekend, MarkMan promised even better deals for the people who show up.

Thanks to PSNmignon15 for contributing to this story.

Clips of Poongko's Seth in Super Street Fighter 4

Rudiano submitted a bunch of excellent SSF4 videos of Poongko's Seth. If you want to see some outstanding combos and great all around play of someone using a character who's not extremely popular right now, look no further.

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Sven explains why some projects aren't being greenlit

Sven explains why some projects aren't being greenlit Capcom's Christian Svensson made an enlightening post on the Unity Boards recently explaining why some of the projects fans have requested haven't gotten through the approval process, and also delves into the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 demo.

This is a long entry, but if you haven't kept up with some of the statements that Svensson and Seth Killian have made over the years, this sums things up pretty well. Hit the jump to see everything.

Since the fans are demanding it, what's taking so long to make a Darkstalkers 4, Capcom vs. SNK 4 or Darkstalkers HD Remix?

Svensson: Several reasons (and these go for any "why aren't you developing XYZ fighting game right now")... right now we're focused on Street Fighter X Tekken, SSFIV: 3D Edition, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online edition, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and maybe something else somewhere... that's more than enough fighting products for an audience to digest in the near term without overly cannibalizing each other.

Second, we also only have so many development resources. Not just any team can make a credible fighting game and we have loads of requests for lots of titles that we don't have the resources to make.

Thirdly, while we listen very closely to fan requests, any product decisions has to overlay positively against strategic objectives and be prioritized against product viability.

Lastly, it takes years to make a game (that's multiple years), even an HD Remix, so while we may get to them some day, that day is still likely to be a ways off.

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Community news roundup for December 2nd

Community news roundup for December 2nd

• Yoshinori Ono posted an image of the Research and Development team working on Street Fighter X Tekken, showing one of the character models on the screen.

• A special offer on Xbox Live is going on now where you can pick up Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and another title and get 400 Microsoft points refunded to your account. This lasts until December 20, 2010.

• There's a funny comic up on NerfNow.com showing why Street Fighter characters shouldn't fly. Via Capcom-Unity.

• Jazwares has been awarded the toy license for the Street Fighter series. They will be producing 3.75" action figures in the future. Mentioned by GekigangerV.

Wonky hitbox: Makoto's Axe Kick Teleport in Super Street Fighter 4

Some of the hitboxes in Super Street Fighter 4 do some... interesting things. Here's an example pointed out by Bregernan, originally spotted by Candiasis333.

Voice actor listed for Mega Man in Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Voice actor listed for Mega Man in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Zachary Gordon, a 12-year-old actor, was listed as the person voicing Mega Man in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on the Internet Movie Database website.

This looks to be a legit entry, as IMDb typically lists things as "rumored" when they haven't been substantiated, but things like this are not considered official until Capcom announces them, as some characters have been dropped after the company wasn't able to figure out a way to implement them into the game. Also, IMDb has posted inaccurate information in the past, listing people voicing and acting as characters that didn't pan out, although the vast majority of the information on their site is usually correct.

Assuming this listing is accurate, it likely means one of the Mega Man versions will be a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 — one that Capcom would want a youthful sounding voice for.

Thanks to Ahmed for pointing this out and Karst for providing clarification.

Updated: Community news roundup for December 1st

Updated: Community news roundup for December 1st Update: Two new entries were added into the top of this story.

• The ESRB posted a rating for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. The main point of interest is a quote from one of the characters that reads: "Ya got any naked pictures of your mom? Want some?" Many members of the community have assumed this line either belongs to Frank West or Deadpool. Sent in by Mascot1063 and Defrayne.

• Team Sp00ky has a YouTube version of the Zangitan vs. Uryo match from the Beat by Contest SSF4 tournament, held this morning. Also sent in by Lukenessmonster.

• Mike Ross and Gootecks filmed a thank you video for the people who donated to their Excellent Adventure fundraiser. They also discuss future plans.

• Level|Up Series uploaded the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 top 4 from the SoCal Regionals. The Tekken 6 finals are also up there as well.

• Yunikusan posted a Ibuki SSF4 combo video on to YouTube.

• Dellenyum has two clips for Cammy in SSF4 showing her safe jump options against C. Viper and Rufus and Ibuki, but these can be applied to other cast members as well.

Capcom: DLC announcements and releases boost sales

Capcom: DLC announcements and releases boost sales Christian Svensson made a new post on the Unity Boards recently concerning DLC (downloadable content) for games.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is adding DLC fighters into the fray near its release, plus Yang and Yun — and possibly others — are all but officially confirmed to be joining the rest of SSF4's cast members in a console version update some time in the future.

Svensson states that DLC announcements and releases boost the sales of titles. This statement is particularly worth pointing out, because it likely means we'll consistently be seeing more of these options in future Capcom fighting games. Christian also went to comment on MvC3's level of quality, GGPO and Rey Jimenez hopped in for a quick blurb about Shuma-Gorath as well.

Do DLC announcements hurt or help sales of games?

Svensson: DLC announcements and releases almost always boost sales of a base product. That's separate from the revenue driven by the DLC itself.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be delivered in 2011, will it be the game that was worth waiting around ten years for?

Svensson: Not that you'd expect me to say anything other than this, but:

I'm expecting extremely high review scores and extremely positive consumer feedback based upon everything we've seen when we've let people play it.

I have a lot of confidence in Niitsuma's title.

A Dragon Ball Z game is going to use GGPO. Is Capcom going to use this technology in future titles?

Svensson: I'm sorry but I can't comment about the future of titles that don't yet exist or that we aren't yet ready to talk about.

That said, I'm pleased to see GGPO getting more support. I'm a huge advocate for the technology internally (as is Seth Killian) and I can only see that as a positive factor for the future of network gaming in general.

Capcom's Rey Jimenez also added this note about Shuma-Gorath in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.
Rey: You'll be amazed when you finally see him in action. Such beautiful animations.

Super Street Fighter 4 piano button inputs tutorial from Vesper Arcade

Vesper Arcade is back with two more excellent clips showing some execution tricks and techniques you should know in Super Street Fighter 4.

Both videos focus on Piano button inputs, which is really helpful for E. Honda, Chun-Li, Gen or any character that has a mashed button Special Move. Most of this stuff is also applicable in other Street Fighter games besides the 4 series as well.

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Super Street Fighter 4 comeback compilation episode #3 by LiangHuBBB

LiangHuBBB has posted another video in his series of SSF4 comebacks. This is episode #3.
Also submitted by Actremix.

Community news roundup for November 30th

Community news roundup for November 30th

• The Beat by Contest tournament will resume tomorrow, featuring Uryo vs. Zangitan. It start at 8 a.m. EST on the official NSB uStream channel and will be restreamed by Team Sp00ky. Eita dropped out of the tournament because of health problems and GamerBee was also dropped because of internet lag issues. Thanks to USD on NeoGAF for these details.

• TheHoigek uploaded a Gen combo and tutorial video for SSF4. Sent in by Lolocopter and That1niga.

• Nexttimeillwin created a solid Poongko highlight reel showing him playing Seth in several online SSF4 matches.

• Speaking of Team Sp00ky, they've entered into a partnership with IPlayWinner. They will be working together on future projects, along with combining their resources.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Food Fight in Los Angeles, CA


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Capcom announced a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 food fight that will be held on Dec. 11th, the rules are somewhat similar to their Fight Clubs they've done in the past. Here's the 411 from Capcom-Unity.

Foodies and fighters unite and join us for the Mavel vs. Capcom 3 Food Fight happening in downtown Los Angeles on December 11, 2010. Check out some of your favorite chefs battle it out to create the best Marvel vs. Capcom 3 themed dish. Watch the action first hand, root for your favorite chef and then try the dish all while getting to check out the newest build of the game.

Just like our fight clubs, this event is first come, first serve so get there early as we will only be able to let around 200 folks in. We may be able to squeeze in more as people leave but make sure to head over early to guarantee a ticket in.

We will have the game to play, food to eat and an insane food truck battle featuring some of LA's finest new chefs including Chef Ludo and Chef Eric Greenspan. Creating dishes inspired by our Marvel and Capcom characters in the game, this is an event that you LA Locals dont want to miss!

Submitted by MrMayor and Actremix.

Capcom considered another iteration of the Street Fighter 3 series

Capcom considered another iteration of the Street Fighter 3 series According to the Paul Gale Network, Capcom considered releasing another version of Street Fighter 3 series after Third Strike before they ended up pushing through with Street Fighter 4.

Capcom's Taki Enomoto mentioned a few of the finer notes the team was going over before they ended up deciding on a direction.

Before Capcom 100% committed themselves to doing Street Fighter 4, they were actually toying around with the idea of making a fourth title in the Street Fighter 3 series and it would have come out in February, 2009 (instead of SF4). The reason being that Capcom already had an overall story to work with, a balance of characters, and gameplay respected by the hardcore fans.

The decision was leaning towards going with 3D graphics from the start, but there was talk of it sticking to 2D drawn artwork like past titles in the series, but also the possibility of going complete 3D… movement and all. Capcom ultimately decided to relaunch and just give the fans what they really wanted: Street Fighter 4 and go with 3D visuals to attract today’s modern gamer, but maintain that classic gameplay from the SF2 series, which was loads more popular amongst the mainstream crowd than SF3.

Source: PaulGaleNetwork.com via Hadoken.net.

Strider Hiryu disconfirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Strider Hiryu disconfirmed for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Guy sent in word about a Tweet Ryota Niitsuma posted not too long ago explaining that Strider Hiryu would not be a playable character in Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Here's a translation.

Strider Hiryu is popular overseas as well, we took him out of Marvel vs. Capcom 3, because he didn't fit in with its concept.

You can see a list of other disconfirmed characters for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 here.

Tokido and Mago break down Yun and Yang in Super Street Fighter 4 AE

Tokido and Mago break down Yun and Yang in Super Street Fighter 4 AE VersusCity translated an article by Arcadia Magazine where Tokido and Mago break down the newest official characters for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Yun and Yang.

Here's a excerpt from the page.

Yun, by Tokido

For Byakko (Palm), Yun can cancel out projectiles with the MP and HP version while gaining a ton of meter. The LP version is used for feints. The EX version grants Yun lower body invincibility on start up while at the same time bounding opponents off the wall on hit, allowing for follow up attacks.

Famitsu: About 10 more fighters to be announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Famitsu: About 10 more fighters to be announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 AndriaSang.com translated an interview that Famitsu conducted with Marvel vs. Capcom 3 producer, Ryota Niitsuma. There's a number of interest bits here, but probably the most compelling was Famitsu believes that there are 10 more fighters that will be announced for the game.

This didn't seem like a concrete statement, but more of a logical assumption on their part considering other remarks by Niitsuma.

Anyway, here's a bulleted list of the most interesting things that were stated here, but you can hit this link to check out the article for yourself.

• Famitsu believes that as of Nov. 30, 2010, there are ten more characters to be announced. Some of these may be DLC fighters, though.

• Having 6 people playing online at one time — with one person controlling each character — was considered at one point, but dropped due to online networking constraints.

• The team is having trouble with online play due to the 3 on 3 aspect of the game.

• Niitsuma stressed that MvC3 did not come about because of the success of Street Fighter IV. MvC3 an SFIV started as separate projects. In fact, Capcom has been undergoing negotiations with Marvel for years.

• Capcom included a lot of older MvC2 fighters to balance out the roster, as far as speed, power and gender, and other similar attributes went.

• MvC3's development team is made up partially of old MvC2 staff members, some Tatsunoko vs. Capcom people, among others.

• Converting 2D characters to 3D has proven especially challenging. A special note about Amaterasu being the most difficult to recreate in MvC3 was made here as well.

• As previously stated, all of the playable characters have their own personal background music.

• Niitsuma stated again that Monster Hunter characters would not be in this.