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Roundup: Street Fighter X Tekken videos, Ono and Street Fighter 4, Doopliss challenge

Roundup: Street Fighter X Tekken videos, Ono and Street Fighter 4, Doopliss challenge

• Ono-san made a clear statement to a 1UP Editor recently that stated "without fans, there would be no Street Fighter 4." You can read the rest of Ono's thoughts regarding fighting games and his appeal to the fans here.

• An interesting video was sent in that shows a fight between Sakura and Ryu as an animated short. The kicker is that you get to interactively control the fight sequences through annotations in the video. Click here for step one.

• Three Street Fighter x Tekken gameplay videos were uploaded to Gamespot. If you want to check out more specific characters or study more mechanics in the game check them out in order here with videos 1, 2, and 3. Submitted by Fawaz.

• Dontgetbloodon created a very quick but informative E. Honda SSF4 AE tutorial that focuses entirely on Honda's Hundred-Hand Slap. Notified by _spaceman.

• Capcom Unity did a nice booth tour of their setups at San Diego Comic-Con. You can see all the booths available, including the ones for UMvC3, SFxT and SF3:3S OE.

• Doopliss posted a challenge to players to finish 24 custom trials that he made for Evil Ryu, Oni, Yang and Yun. You can read all the details in the linked video and be sure to read the video description.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character breakdown by Maximilian ep. #3

Maximilian has continued his character breakdown series today with an episode that focuses on Strider Hiryu and the humongous roster leaks that occurred last week.
Tip from Luzzy and Rafael2487.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Superior Tech 3: Dante, V. Joe, Morrigan & MODOK combos

Danke has posted another entry in his MvC3 Super Tech series, getting up to episode #3 now. This has some really good technology for the team of Dante, Viewtiful Joe and Morrigan.
Also, after the jump you'll find a few short videos from Borawserboxer showing 100% solo combos for MODOK performed on Thor.

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SSFIV AE replays featuring Wildcat815, Tsrai and more

Yogaflame24 uploaded another great set of replays. This time they feature a few different names including Wildcat815 who has made the switch to Oni since the release of AE. Be sure to hit the jump for the rest of the videos.

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Another big list of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 changes

Another big list of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 changes We've ran quite a number of stories on change lists in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but Dahbomb on NeoGAF has put together the biggest list of changes I've seen so far for the game. It covers most of the cast and has a really nice breakdown of the balance tweaks Capcom has done.

Here's a snip.

+ Recovery on air and ground Hopscotches reduced
+ Recovery on air and ground Peakaboo reduced
+ Peakaboo assist comes out faster
+ Low Voltage projectiles have faster start ups

While Trish was considered by many to be a very strong character in MVC3, she was not very popular in tournaments due to dominance of rushdown style of play. With general nerfs to many rushdown characters and style of play, zoning seems to be stronger in UMVC3 And with that Trish appears to be an extremely powerful character in the new meta-game. With buffs to her specials, she should be very close to a dominant character in the game. Expect her to move up a few spots.

Tron Bonne
- Tron Gustaff Fire assist has been nerfed, a bigger hittable box
- Tron's j.H knocks away making it difficult to hit confirm into a combo
+ Trons Bonne Strike has quicker recovery
+ Servebot projectiles come out faster (?)

Some of the most questionable changes in the game regarding nerfs were made to Tron. Already in the Middle tier as far as point ability was concerned, Tron was competitive mostly due to her godly assist. Now it's nerfed and punishable, causing Tron to drop in usability. Much like Haggar, there are no substantial buffs to her point game meaning she has essentially dropped a tier at least. Much like Haggar, most people are a bit disappointed by this unless more info pops up about her point game.

Submitted by Alex_MMorales.

Evil Ryu and Oni hit box images for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition

Here is the visual hit box information for Evil Ryu and Oni in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. This comes from the Enterbrain Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition guide.

The images below are VERY large so that it's easier to make out the hit box information.

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You can also find the hit box information for the twins, Yang and Yun here.

Roundup: Watch EVO in PlayStation Home, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom combo videos

Roundup: Watch EVO in PlayStation Home, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom combo videos

• Viewers can watch the EVO 2011 world finals live in PlayStation Home. Mentioned by Rafael2487 and NaokiB4U.

• SqueeksoAo uploaded a Dhalsim/Evil Ryu move swap video. Tip sent in by KAZZNORE

• PuReELiTE uploaded an anti-Phoenix video focused on many of She-Hulks setups. Some of the setups are escapable though.

• Oreo11 uploaded two TvC combo videos featuring Frank West and Jun the Swan.

• A Street Fighter/Hello Kitty line of merchandise was announced yesterday.

Super Street Fighter 4 AE: Yun crouching roundhouse glitch by Desk

Also making the shift over to Machinima Respawn, Desk has posted a video showing off potential combos after a traded crouching roundhouse from Yun. You can read the full writeup for the glitch here.
Mentioned by hadokendj.

Neoempire interviews coL.cc|Combofiend, discusses AE

Neoempire interviews coL.cc|Combofiend, discusses AE Neoempire.com has just put up an interview with Combofiend, describing him as the "world's most famous Spencer player." The interview details Combofiend's character choices in AE along with the future of fighting games as a whole.

You can catch a piece of the interview below and the rest of it is here.

NE: Recently you have become known as “Mr Bionic Arm” thanks to your MvC3 match with Marn at Final Round making a HUGE comeback with just Spencer alone. Since then you have become synonymous with Spencer, how did it feel at the time? The roar of the crowd, taking the win and the constant chanting of BIONIC ARRRRM! And how are you feeling MvC3 at the moment?

Combofiend: I loved that moment to be honest cause it was so hype. The crowd in Atlanta was very vocal and it seemed that they were holding their breaths in anticipation for the next Bionic Arm. Marvel is still fun because of all the wacky combinations you can play. It’s definitely more fun in sets as opposed to 2/3, which is a bit more unforgiving due to all the dhc glitches, Wolverines, and Phoenix’s out there. I feel that the latter two create a bit more randomness.

NE: In SFIV you used Abel and moved over to Guy, Guy in Arcade Edition has received a number of buffs however you now seem to main Makoto. What were the reasons for the character changes and how do you feel about Arcade Edition in general?

Combofiend: There are only a few things I look for in characters. A good knockdown, good crossup, decent combos and decent enough footsies. If I see those qualities are there, I’ll play the character. I feel that AE is more fun due to it catering more toward rushdown players. It’s just a tad unfortunate that there only like 4 chars that really get to rushdown like maniacs while everyone else still plays like ssf. This is definitely one of the cases where I feel that “you won’t beat them , so join them.”

Tip from ForAsgard.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: 'Assist Me!' featuring X-23, part 2

Maximilian has posted the sequel to his Assist Me! series with X-23. He takes the time to explain her assists, combos and what he describes as "mysterious mirage feint canceling." It also includes the continuation of the story between Doctor Doom and X-23.

Comic-Con Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 pro exhibition matches

Alex_MMorales sent in a notice that the Bouttobefinal uploaded a two-part Youtube video series showing the professional exhibition matches for UMvC3 at Comic-Con.

Players in the exhibitions include EG.Justin Wong, TS.NerdJosh, ShadyK and EG.FloE.

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Roundup: Deadly Dormammu combo, Josh360's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Iron Man

Roundup: Deadly Dormammu combo, Josh360's Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Iron Man

• Jamheald from 2DFighters posted a powerful 3-meter Dormammu combo that involves a DHC into Trish's Round Harvest. It requires that the opponent be in the corner, but it's still very deadly.

• A very talented MvC2 player by the name of Josh360 posted a video performing certain tricks for Iron Man in MvC2. He is also on a classic American stick that shows his hands while he performs Iron Man's Fly cancels and infinites. Sent in by Barbach.

• A preliminary combo for Ghost Rider in UMvC3 was sent in by alexmmorales. It seems to show a basic loop ending in Ghost Rider's whip super.

• A blog post was written on ScrewAttack that discusses the author's reaction and embrace of the eventual update of Capcom fighting games. This article does have a lot of information about fighting game history as well for those interested. Sent in by ShadowKnight28.

More shots of the extra colors/costumes in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Brandon Nickel took some pictures of the extra colors/costumes that were selectable in the Comic-Con 2011 build of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. A couple of these are pretty similar to existing costumes, but there are a few differences here.

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Submitted by Alex_MMorales.

Another compiled list of changes to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Another compiled list of changes to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Alex_MMorales, who's been pointing out a lot of good news items as of late, spotted yet another one on NeoEmpire.com. Kaworu has compiled a list of changes for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. If you've been keeping up with the news, you've seen some of these before, but it looks like there's a few new items mixed in as well.

Here's a snip from the list he put together.

• Arthur's health has been buffed (TBC)

• Arthur’s air S makes him dive to the ground very quickly now, allowing him to combo easily.

• Haggar's f+H now causes bounce rather than huge hitstun (TBC).

• Ryu's Hyper Fireball now bounces off of walls.

• Spencer has a new move, an air dive that OTGs.

• Ghost Rider has at least 2 special moves that OTG, and his two level one supers appear to OTG. His level 3 super is a grab where he uses the Penance stare on you.

• Strider is the first character to have two level 3 supers, (Ragnarok, and the Ouroboros.) Most of his moveset from Marvel 2 was shown. His robot animal super OTGs.

• Firebrand's level 3 appears to summon a computer controlled doppleganger firebrand to assist.

Hawkeye Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 reveal trailer

BasGrosPoingPodcast has put up the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character reveal trailer for Hawkeye. Check it out below.
Mentioned by Alex_MMorales and Blazemanx.

SSFIV Yun ultra combo glitch

Antiheroforhire uploaded a bizarre moment in SSFIV: AE. This strange glitch involving Yun allowed him to combo his Ultra 2 after landing a trade sweep.
Desk was nice enough to message Antiheroforhire and explain what happened in this video.

AHFH: Bug-finder God extraordinaire, Desk (biffotasty), was nice enough to message me and explain why this works the way it does. In his words:

Desk: Yeah, that's really cool. I've been able to reproduce it, and it works because Yun's cr. RH has to allow for the 2nd hit of his target combo. So, the opponent will suffer a hard knockdown, but also be in a juggle-able state. This means that if you're interrupted you can reversal U1 or EX up-kicks and it will connect. The oddest thing is that if you trade with a normal and are able to hit back soon enough (there's a very small window), they'll be fully vulnerable to everything, even throws. This is why Seth remains grounded during the ultra. It's as if he was just in a vulnerable, standing state. Oh, and did I mention this seems to work on everyone?

Comic-Con 2011 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel video

GameSpot put up the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel video from San Diego Comic-Con 2011. In this clip Capcom staff covers the new characters, costumes and DLC for the game.

Tip from Alex_MMorales and Rafael2487.