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Daigo limited matches to mostly non-console characters

Daigo limited matches to mostly non-console characters An interesting bit of information came from Clovr4Lyf, who pointed out in the Gootecks' interview with Arturo "Sabin" Sanchez that Daigo Umehara wouldn't face any of the console characters in the money matches he played, except for Cammy and Sakura.

Daigo's reasoning was that these characters were similar enough to their old iterations, he wouldn't mind playing against them.

We know from past interviews that Daigo doesn't practice much against the console characters. So it makes sense why he'd request to limit his play to certain members of the roster.

So what's your take on this matter? Does Daigo only playing against the arcade release fighters give him an advantage against competitors who have to learn to play against all 25 members of the roster? Or is it fair for him to make requests like this considering the console scene isn't as strong in Japan as it is here?

Leave a comment with your thoughts below.

Street Fighter 3 sprites site back online

Street Fighter 3 sprites site back online You may have stumbled across this site at one point or another if you actively follow Street Fighter 3, but it went offline a little while back, and just recently came online again.

Regardless, the Street Fighter 3 sprite site is back now. On the page you can find animated sprites for all of the characters, background images and some other nifty stuff.

If you're looking for a new animated avatar, or just want to look at some of the artwork from the game, this is an excellent place to do so.

Archived video from Capcom's Tatsunoko vs. Capcom session

Archived video from Capcom's Tatsunoko vs. Capcom session There was a Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars session at the Capcom headquarters today. The fans were invited to get some hands on time with the game, and Justin Wong was there to showcase his skills.

The crew had a live stream up, and luckily they've kept around the archived video from the event. Here it is in three parts.

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CVG previews Super Street Fighter 4, confirms old rumors?

CVG previews Super Street Fighter 4, confirms old rumors? Computer and Video Games has an interesting preview of Super Street Fighter 4.

Parts of the interview seem to hint at things that they've heard directly from Capcom or another reputable source, while some seem to be taken from the rumor list and other things that have been posted.

Here's a bulleted run down of the notable things they had to say.

• The game is 'feature-complete' and ready for certification, which means the final feature list has been locked down.

• Some problems are still being fixed like slowdown on the new stages, animation and lighting glitches.

• The team is still working on unfinished moves for some of the new cast members.

• The existing 25 characters apparently haven't been rebalanced yet, they don't have their new moves, damage changes, etc. Also, some existing moves will be tweaked, which was previously confirmed by Ono-san.

• The article states Sagat will be a little weaker and Vega (Claw) and Guile will be stronger.

• They mention that there will be selectable Ultra moves, just like in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike.

• CVG hints at the game shipping in three months, which would mean April. We know from a previous announcement the game will not ship until after March 31, 2010.

• The article states the character count in this title will be 35, which is inline with the rumor list, but debunks the "Shadow" character rumor that popped up awhile back.

• There will be 70 all new cutscenes in Super Street Fighter 4, replacing the old animated sequences.

Get $10 towards another game when you pre-order Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Get $10 towards another game when you pre-order Tatsunoko vs. Capcom For those of you planning on purchasing Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars on the Wii, Amazon.com has a nifty offer giving you $10 towards the purchase of another video game when you order it off of their site.

Also, if goodies are your bag, when you pre-order it from Gamestop you'll get eight collectible trading cards.

If you're planning on buying the game anyway, you might as well get some free stuff to go with it.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars will be released on January 26th.

Balrog tricks video for Street Fighter 4

Xaazic, Jav1ts and other people have put together an excellent video showing off some nifty tricks with Balrog (Boxer) in Street Fighter 4.

Some of these tactics are character-specific, but they come really come in handy.
For an explanation of what's going on, hit this thread.

Videos show what can be done with hacked PC Street Fighter 4

YouTube user polarity55 has uploaded several videos showing how he's hacked the PC version of Street Fighter 4 to do some unusual things.

Here are some of the more interesting clips.

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Daniel Graham performs a real life Hurricane Kick

Ever wonder what a real life Tatsumaki Senpuu-Kyaku (Hurricane Kick) would look like? This may be the closest thing you ever see to it as Daniel Graham performs this move.

Daigo vs. Arturo Sanchez money match video

Back before the Evo 2009 finals happened, Daigo Umehara played a series of Street Fighter 4 money matches against several of the top players in the community.

He beat almost every one, but Arturo Sanchez managed to outplay Umehara in one of the sets. This video has finally surfaced over on Gootecks' website in 720p resolution.

The whole clip isn't available on YouTube, but here's a teaser showing a little intro and the first set.
The video you can download from Gootecks' website also contains some commentary from Arturo explaining how he won the match.

Community artist spotlight: Jay Axer

To highlight some of the great contributors of Street Fighter artwork in the community, here and there you'll see an artist spotlight come up here on the front page of EventHubs.com.

Today's artist is Jay Axer, who's also done some work for Udon. He has a couple of nice renditions of a character that's all but confirmed for Super Street Fighter 4 (Ibuki), and some other oldies but goodies. Here they are.

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You can find more artwork by Jay Axer on his personal website and his Deviant Art page.

Play final build of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom at Capcom's office this Monday

Play final build of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom at Capcom's office this Monday Capcom is hosting a party at their headquarters in San Mateo, California, for those of you who want to get some hands on time with Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars before it's released on January 26th.

Here's the 411 from Capcom-Unity.

On Monday, January 4th, from 5-8 p.m., we're inviting you down to Capcom's San Mateo HQ to play the final build of Tatsunoko Vs Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars almost a month early! We'll have all the insane characters unlocked, plenty of joysticks, pads, Wii-motes, drinks, pizzas... well, you get the idea.

But wait... there's more! What better way to show off the final build of the game than with special guest Justin Wong? While most of you may know Justin as the US SFIV and Marvel Vs Capcom 2 champ, he's also a beast at Tatsunoko Vs Capcom, and was US representative in TvC at the Japan's Super Battle Opera tournament. He'll be on hand to offer some tips and play some matches, so come on down.

If you'd like to attend, just drop Seth Killian a message here, and he'll send a reply if you get a spot on the guest list.

Evo Moment #65 - Daigo vs Justin - "You're already dead!"

Feel the hype as this "unreleased" match between Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong plays out.
Kudos go out to TheSwitcher for doing one hell of an editing job putting this together. Never has Final Fight Revenge looked so good.

Total Epicness: Street Fighter 2010 on the NES

Total Epicness: Street Fighter 2010 on the NES With the new year is upon us, it's a good time to take a look back at the NES title Street Fighter 2010: The Final Fight.

How this game ended up with such a name, yet had almost nothing in common with either the Street Fighter or Final Fight franchises is a bit of a mystery. Probably some marketing guy at Capcom thought they could slap this name on any random title the company threw out there to generate extra sales and publicity.

And considering that it's been almost 20 years since it was released and I'm talking about it right now — I can't say that this was a bad strategy. :P

While the main character in this title was a human-cyborg named Ken, the game was much more along the lines of the Mega Man series than either Street Fighter or Final Fight.

Looking back, there wasn't much that was remarkable about Street Fighter 2010 though, besides it's cliched writing and unintentionally humorous cut scenes.

Still, it's fun to check out one of the offshoots of the Street Fighter franchise that was released by Capcom. For those of you who want a little action, here's a speed run that goes through a solid portion of the game.
Thanks to Jermz for the news tip.

PC Street Fighter 4 only $10 today on Steam

PC Street Fighter 4 only $10 today on Steam The PC version of Street Fighter 4 is on sale today for a very, very low price of $10 on Steam's website. The offer expires on Jan. 1, 2010, so you'll have to act quickly.

This is about as cheap as you're going to find the game any where, so if you haven't taken the plunge yet and have been thinking about picking this up, this is an outstanding deal.

Thanks to Mzenken and Rave_Zero for the heads up.

Crazy Street Fighter 4 combo video for Viper and Rufus

Maj at SonicHurricane.com has uploaded another video. This one features C. Viper and Rufus pulling off some ridiculous combos.
You can find an explanation of what's going on here.

EventHubs.com Top 10 of 2009 fighting community list

EventHubs.com Top 10 of 2009 fighting community list 2009 was a big year for the fighting game community. A lot of things people had been hoping for and talking about for years came to fruition.

To recap some of the biggest things on the Capcom side, at least in my eyes, I've compiled the EventHubs.com Top 10 of 2009 fighting community list.

You'll probably disagree with parts of this, so leave a comment with anything I've obviously forgotten about or you think deserves special mention. Click the link below for the list.

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Weekend community events, Jan. 1 - 4

Weekend community events, Jan. 1 - 4 To kick off the new year, several people are holding tournaments in the fighting game community. Here's what's happening.

• Denville, New Jersey: PowerPlayGaming SFIV Tournament, January 3rd. Console Warzone competition that will have a live stream of the festivities.

• Alexandria, Virginia: MaGFest 8, GPX Tournaments, January 1 - 4th. This is a gaming and music festival, which will also be hosting a handful of fighting game tournaments.

• Chicago, Illinois: Frosty Faustings II, January 2nd. SF4, MvC2, SSF2T HDR, and SF3 3s competitions along with other games. Not sure if there will be a live stream at this point, but videos should be posted after wards.

• Columbia, South Carolina: Street Fighter 4 S1 Ranbats, January 2nd.

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