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Adon Super Street Fighter 4 video tutorial has posted another video tutorial for Super Street Fighter 4. This one features Adon and offers up quite a bit of useful information if you're interested in using this character.
Thanks to Bkpnr for sending this in.

Svensson: No 'simple' patches for consoles

Svensson: No 'simple' patches for consoles Capcom's Christian Svensson and Seth Killian made a few follow up posts on the Unity Boards recently.

They discuss so-called easy fixes for console games, characters in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition.

There isn't anything earth shaking here, but there's a bit of new information.

How come Capcom doesn't patch stuff that's a simple fix? There are bugs that can be solved quickly, yet they still remain in your games, why?

Sven: [...] What you think is a simple fix, may actually be a simple fix for a few of [our] guys to execute in a weekend. But to patch a game requires a full test pass on our side to ensure that that fix didn't break anything else, and then submission to [Sony and Microsoft], who in turn also have to do a full test pass to certify the update. [To make] even the smallest change, it's tens of thousands of dollars in man hours.

In short, there's no such thing as a "simple fix" on a console.

There are no female characters on the Marvel side for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. What's up with that?

Sven: Patience... 8)

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Ono: Collect sigs for Darkstalkers, Super Street Fighter 4 character thoughts

Ono: Collect sigs for Darkstalkers, Super Street Fighter 4 character thoughts Capcom's Yoshinori Ono thinks fans should collect signatures if they want a new Darkstalkers title to be made. He posted this message on his Twitter account.

What can fans do to get Darkstalkers 4 made?

Ono: [Please do a] signature collecting campaign! It [will be] sent to Capcom USA!

A thread over on Capcom-Unity has gathered a number of signatures already, so if you'd like to see a new Darkstalkers title, hit the link and let Capcom know.

Also, Ono went on to talk about the characters he'd like to see in Super Street Fighter 4.

Yun and Yang need to be in Super Street Fighter 4, can you make that happen?

Ono: Oh!, it [would be] nice! I want them too, but I really want Rainbow Mika [in the game]. ;P

Do you remember Karin from Street Fighter Alpha 3? Does she have any hope of being in SSF4?

Ono: Of course, I remember Karin, Mika too. :)

Thanks to Sektah84 for contributing to this story.

Justin Wong on second season of WCG Ultimate Gamer

Justin Wong will be one of the competitors on this season's WCG Ultimate Gamer. Here's a trailer showing a little bit of what this show is about.

This season kicks off on August 19th on the SyFy channel at 11 p.m. EST and future episodes will run on Thursdays at the same time. If this time doesn't work for you, has an archive up for last season, so it's quite likely they'll be posting episodes for this run as well.

Episode 7 of Cross Counter, Cody vs. Vega

Gootecks and Mike Ross are back with another episode of Cross Counter. This edition features ScarletTerror00 (Vega) vs The JAgamer (Cody).

Super Street Fighter 4 Gouken resets, mixups and combos by Phunksim

Phunksim posted this video showing some resets, mixups and combos for Gouken in Super Street Fighter 4.

Rumor: Super Street Fighter 4 arcade will have 6 new characters

AlphaISM Radio recently had Henry Cen on as a guest. During the nearly 4 hour interview, Cen mentioned that the distributor for Chinatown Fair in New York said a few things about the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 4.

Note: This information came second hand from an unnamed source, so please take it with a grain of salt, but it was stated that:

• There's going to be at least 6 characters added to the game.

• Capcom was originally hoping for an October release date, but back then they had only planned on adding two extra fighters.

• They pushed the release date to December so they could add more characters in to the game.

This backs up Arcade UFO's statement that the arcade version would be released in December as well.

Also, on an unrelated note, Megadautilus and Brenttiscool pointed out a new shot of Street Fighter X Tekken that popped up on Yoshinori Ono's Twitter, although it's extremely out of focus.

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Beyond seeing the life bars and timer for the first time, it shows that Chun-Li will be a playable character and not used strictly for assists.

Thanks to Cheech Wizard for the initial heads up.

Community news roundup for August 9th

Community news roundup for August 9th Here's a breakdown of some recent stuff happening in the fighting game community.

Capcom-Europe is taking questions for a Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Q&A session with Ryota Niitsuma this Friday.

• In a blog update Niitsuma said Capcom will not have a booth at the GamesCom show in Germany (August 18 - 22nd), but he'd still like to announce something new for Marvel vs. Capcom 3 regardless.

• Nifty Star Wars themed Marvel vs. Capcom 3 artwork was posted on Deviant Art.

• There were two separate write ups posted about Chinatown Fair arcade in New York. A New York Times piece which talks a bit about the history and current culture and another article on examining the openness of the players that go there.

C. Viper will be free addition to iPhone version of Street Fighter 4

Capcom is going to add another new character to the iPhone version of Street Fighter 4. C. Viper will join the rest of the cast, and be playable free of charge.

Here's a video courtesy of IGN showing her in action.

Video shows timing difference between Super Street Fighter 4 versions

MrDeap recorded a video that shows a slight difference between the timing of moves being executed on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Super Street Fighter 4.
It's difficult to see with the YouTube version, which runs at 30 frames per second, but a 60 frames per second video was posted on MegaUpload, and it shows a side by side comparison of the title on the two platforms. The consoles were hooked up to a TV via an HDMI cable and both titles were ran at 720p resolution.

MrDeap claims that the original console timing test video and other tests for vanilla Street Fighter 4 were not accurate because they didn't run the games at the exact same resolutions, have identical TV setups and the camcorder recording things at 60 FPS.

If you do a frame-by-frame comparison of the MegaUpload video linked above, you can see there's a slight difference between the platforms from when a button is pressed to the moment a move is executed on screen — although some may argue the button presses weren't perfectly synced each time.

Regardless, MrDeap claimed the PlayStation 3 version of Super Street Fighter 4 responds 2 frames slower than the Xbox 360 edition to inputs.

Super Battle Opera 2010 qualifiers update

Super Battle Opera 2010 qualifiers update Super Battle Opera (Tougeki) 2010 is scheduled to take place this year Sept. 18 - 19 at the Tokyo Game Show.

This competition attracts some of the best fighting game players from around the globe, and this year will be no different as Daigo Umehara, Justin Wong, YHC Mochi and many others all will be competing.

Most of the qualifying rounds have finished up, including many of the tournaments held in countries outside of Japan.

To get an idea of who's won the various qualifiers and what characters they're playing, click the link below.

Note: Super Battle Opera is an arcade based tournament, as such they're still using vanilla Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo X (Grand Master edition).

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Eita vs. Kai Super Street Fighter 4 money match

Kai (El Fuerte) and Eita (Akuma) played in an entertaining best of 5 money match during the 2010 Salty Suite.

Eita, from Japan, has finished high or won a number of tournaments including Nagoya Street Battle 15 and World Game Cup in France, and is regarded as one of the top Akuma players around.

Many would argue that Kai probably has the best El Fuerte in the U.S. tournament scene. Here's their head to head match.

Ono hinting at more Tokyo Game Show announcements

Ono hinting at more Tokyo Game Show announcements Yoshinori Ono is starting to drop hints that there are more announcements from Capcom coming our way during the Tokyo Game Show, which runs from September 16 - 19, 2010.

He had this to say on his Twitter account.

Are we going to have more from Capcom at the Tokyo Game Show?

Ono: [We] will have the Super Battle Opera (Tougeki) tournament [at] Tokyo Game Show. Some things will happen !? ;P

In typical Ono fashion, he was a bit cryptic, but this is similar to the messages he was dropping a little ways before Street Fighter X Tekken was revealed.

Also, Capcom has announced a number of things for fighting game fans at TGS over the last few years, including: Super Street Fighter 4, new characters for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom and various images and trailers for their games.

The Tokyo Game Show is typically a very big deal for Capcom, and it's quite likely we'll be hearing more about some of their fighters when the show rolls around in a little over a month.

Defense (stamina) rankings for Marvel vs. Capcom 2

Defense (stamina) rankings for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 RogerOmega compiled defense (stamina) rankings for Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

In the guide you'll find a breakdown showing how much damage the various fighters in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 take when they're hit.

The amount of life an attack takes off either stays the same or is reduced or increased depending on who is attacked.

This has been added into the main Marvel vs. Capcom 2 guide page, where you can also find moves and strategies for the characters.

Updated Tatsunoko vs. Capcom guides for Tekkaman, Joe The Condor & Soki

Updated Tatsunoko vs. Capcom guides for Tekkaman, Joe The Condor & Soki Nyoronoru has written up three more guides for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars. The sections for Soki, Tekkaman and Joe The Condor have all undergone heavy revisions.

These areas now contain the damage values for each of the fighter's moves along with additional strategies to help improve you with them.

You can find guides for the other characters by visiting the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom page here on

Interview with the voices behind Street Fighter 4

RodneyT and zUkUu pointed out a three part video interview with the Japanese voice acting cast of vanilla Street Fighter 4. These clips have been subtitled.

It's kind of cool to see the actors who portray the characters we know so well, as they give a little behind the scenes insight into the voices of the game.

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Street Fighter 4 tool assisted combo video for Blanka and E. Honda

Zacfitzsucks mentioned that Maj uploaded a new combo video for vanilla Street Fighter 4, this one features Blanka and E. Honda.

There are some awesome combos in this clip.