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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.

Top Super Street Fighter 4 players offering paid lessons

Top Super Street Fighter 4 players offering paid lessons Justin Wong, Mike Ross, Martin "Marn" Phan and Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez are offering paid online Super Street Fighter 4 lessons.

Prices, depending on the player, run from $40 to $50 per hour and are mostly hosted through Xbox Live. Offering paid fighting game lessons isn't new to the community, but this is the first time I've seen this high profile of a cast offering training.

Whether you plan on hitting these guys up for lessons or not, what do you think of the idea? Paying for guitar lessons or things along that nature are generally well accepted, and a number of people paid money for the chance to play Daigo Umehara during the EVO 2010 weekend. So is it any different that these guys are offering much the same thing?

If you have some thoughts on the matter, please leave a comment. Also, click the link below for more details about the paid lessons along with links to where you can sign up and a mini-FAQ.

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RawGamePlay interviews Empire Arcadia's TriForce

RawGamePlay.com caught up with TriForce, who runs Empire Arcadia, at the King of Chinatown premiere in New York. They discuss the documentary, Justin Wong leaving the organization and other topics that have had the community talking.

There are two clips which run about 15 minutes each, and if these subjects interest you, it's definitely worth checking this out.

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Adon GamerBee matches from EVO 2010 Salty Suite

Update: Another match was added to this story, showing EG.Marn (Dudley, C. Viper) against GamerBee.

Gootecks got together a bunch of top players to participate in several Super Street Fighter 4 matches during the EVO 2010 weekend at the Salty Suite.

GamerBee, who finished 5th overall at EVO, went head to head against a number of well known players at this event, like DaggerG (Guile) Arturo "Sabin" Sancehz (Dhalsim) and Kai (El Fuerte) here are a few of his matches.

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Weekend community events Aug. 4 - 11

Weekend community events Aug. 4 - 11 If you have an event you'd like to submit, please use the Contact Us form and send over the details.

• Inglewood, California: Level|Up Presents Wednesday Night Fights, August 4. This will be streamed live starting at 8 p.m. PST.

• Naugatuck and Danbury, Connecticut: Friday Night Blackout, August 6. This will be streamed on Justin.tv 8 p.m. EST start time. Another tournament, Monster Mash Act II will be taking place the next day on August 7th, and has a live stream also starting at 8 p.m. EST.

• Jacksonville, Florida: North Florida Bi-Weekly Tournament, August 7. This will be streamed live starting at 9 p.m. EST.

• San Diego, California: Box Arena SSFIV 2v2 Ranking Battles, August 7. Live stream starts at 7 p.m. PST.

• Baltimore, Maryland: Monthlies at Xanadu Games, August 7. This will be streamed on Justin.tv, 2 p.m. EST start time.

• Rancho Cucamonga, California: I.E. SSF4 Battle Grounds Season 1, August 7. This will be streamed live, 7:30 p.m. PST start time.

• Kenner, Louisiana: Battle for the South II, August 7. This will be streamed on Justin.tv, 1 p.m. CST start time.

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Seth Killian interviewed on IPlayWinner

Seth Killian interviewed on IPlayWinner IPlayWinner got Seth Killian to discuss some things about the Capcom side of the fighting game community in a recent interview.

The write up doesn't focus much on the games, but instead looks at the scene surrounding them and ends up being a solid read overall. Here's a copy and paste.

iPW: What was the reception for Marvel vs Capcom 3 like during the event?

S-Kill: I didn’t have as much time as I wanted to hang around the machines, but I was encouraged by what I heard. I spent a lot of time at EVO talking with some of the game’s biggest critics, and could really see where they are coming from, but I think they were able to see some of it from my end as well—this isn’t going to be MVC2. I called it “MVC3: A New Age of Shenanigans”. You aren’t going to be able to use every setup and shenanigan from MVC2 in MVC3, but — trust me — there’s a whole boatload of new hijinks developing in this game. Really brutal stuff. I felt like the tide of worry is starting to turn a bit into a tide of at least curiosity and interest, and I was happy because I think this build gave people a better idea about the direction we’re heading. Apart from people like Yipes that are already hyped up about the game, I think a lot of the critics are willing to give it an honest chance as we get closer to a final build (EVO build was not even 50% done). The game deserves it, and from the Capcom side, that’s all we can ask.

It was also great to have Niitsuma-san getting an earful directly from the players. He hears half of that stuff from me every day already, but hearing it from top players directly meant a lot.

Third Strike Yang guide and Dudley notes from RPGFighter

Third Strike Yang guide and Dudley notes from RPGFighter A new guide for Yang in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike is now available here on EventHubs.com. This was written almost entirely by RPGFighter, and it includes explanations on how to use his moves, a combo section and more.

Also, the Dudley Third Strike guide received a few updates. Now there's an area detailing some of his match ups and his main guide also received a few more combos and notes.

There will be new Street Fighter 3 Third Strike character guides coming in the near future as well.

And on an unrelated note, more locations were added into the Street Fighter 4 arcade machine tracker, which at some point will also feature SSF4 locations.

Get Your Tournament's Super Street Fighter 4 tournament tier list

Get Your Tournament's Super Street Fighter 4 tournament tier list Singh31 mentioned that Get Your Tournament has created an interesting tier list for Super Street Fighter 4.

Instead of taking the typical approach, which the tier list on this site uses, a database of more than 5,000 rounds of competitive play was compiled together and this new project was created.

This offers a pretty different look at things than most tier lists you've probably seen. Here's a sample of the top 6, you can see the rest by clicking the link above.

Leave a comment below with your thoughts on this approach and the outcome.

DaDoop's Bizarre Combos for Super Street Fighter 4

ElFuerte pointed out that Doopliss created a new combo video for Super Street Fighter 4. Along with some over the top and very entertaining combos, there are also a few practical ones thrown in.

Online Tatsunoko vs. Capcom battle points bug fixed

Online Tatsunoko vs. Capcom battle points bug fixed The long running bug in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom that was resetting online player's battle points has been fixed.

Seth Killian added this note on Capcom-Unity.

It was apparently a very tricky problem that took a while to isolate, but the team worked really hard together with Nintendo and fixed things on the server side, and were able to confirm that the glitch is really gone. The team is very relieved that they were able to fix it, and apologies that it took a long time. They send their thanks to Nintendo and everybody who worked on it.

While I know points issues don't prevent anyone from still enjoying the game online, I'm really glad we were able to solve this. Thanks to everyone who has supported the game, let us know about the issue, and stuck by us while we worked to solve it.

Also, a new graphic was thrown in as a bonus which explains the required battle point numbers to attain certain titles.


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Arcade UFO: Super Street Fighter 4 arcade release in December 2010

Arcade UFO: Super Street Fighter 4 arcade release in December 2010 According to a post made on Arcade UFO's Twitter account, Super Street Fighter 4 will see a December 2010 release date.

The entire Tweet states.

SSF4 Arcade version confirmed for December 2010 release. Pre-orders starting in September or October. We'll be the first to get as usual.

Yoshinori Ono met up with Tougeki's (Super Battle Opera) producer to see about getting Super Street Fighter 4 in their lineup.

Tougeki is an arcade based tournament and the grand finals take place this year on September 18th and 19th.

Also, the new DLC costumes for Super Street Fighter 4 will be available this fall.

Capcom employees have mentioned on a number of occasions that creating a patch for a game costs a considerable amount of money, so it makes financial sense to include any new characters in with the DLC costumes — assuming everything is ready in time.

If the December 2010 release date holds up and Capcom tries to roll all of the updates into one package, it may mean that console gamers will get the new characters ahead of the final arcade release, although new fighters may still be rolled out during one of the location tests currently underway.

Justin Wong using Makoto in Super Street Fighter 4

EG.Justin Wong is regarded by many people as the top Super Street Fighter 4 player in the U.S., while Makoto was rated as the worst overall character in recent tier rankings for the game.

This is what happens when you mix the two.
Justin's opponents are AndyOCR (M. Bison) and Andrew Strife (Balrog). Also, EG. Marn, Wong's teammate, gets in a few fights with Dudley. There's another video showing a bit more action as well.

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Video from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel at San Diego Comic-Con

Caj814 noticed that GameSpot uploaded nearly 50 minutes of footage from the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel held at San Diego Comic-Con 2010.

There isn't much in the way of terribly exciting new stuff here, but you get to listen to the developers talk about the game for quite awhile, which is a good experience, although there are a few dry spots.

If you haven't been actively following this title, you'll probably hear some new things that interest you, but for those of us who live and breathe this stuff, here's a recap of notable mentions from the clip.

• There will be in game events with special endings, although this wasn't elaborated on.

• Capcom and Marvel allowed the writer of MvC3 to use their entire roster of characters for the storyline and endings.

• There will be new characters in this game that have never been playable in the Vs. series. Amartersu, Chris Redfield, Dante, etc. are examples.

• 43 minutes into the clip, they demo the new character themes for some of the roster, which lasts for about 5 minutes.

Guy Super Street Fighter 4 resets and mix ups video

Spotted over on Shadowloo.com that a new video detailing a few tricks and tactics with Guy has been posted by Goodpart.

This helpful clip runs through some of the resets and mix ups Guy is capable of in Super Street Fighter 4, although you might not want take some of the opinions expressed in it to heart.

55 pieces of nice SF artwork on Hongkiat.com

55 pieces of nice SF artwork on Hongkiat.com Gary and 47drift pointed out that Hongkiat.com gathered 55 pieces of artwork from the Street Fighter franchise showcasing some great artists.

You've probably seen a number of these before, but some are fairly recent and most of them are pretty good quality overall, so it's worth looking over the page.

Capcom will not release any new fighters this year

Capcom will not release any new fighters this year Capcom's Christian Svensson fielded a number of questions recently on the Unity Boards.

Probably the most interesting statement was that the company would not be releasing any more fighting games this year, beyond Super Street Fighter 4 which came out in April.

The door was still left open though for additional DLC content, which is rumored to happen this fall, and could potentially add new characters to the roster.

Are you guys going to release any other fighting games this year?

Sven: Beyond Super Street Fighter IV that shipped just 3 months ago? No.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is "Spring" [2011].

And Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition and Street Fighter X Tekken are not this year... and as stated in the [Comic-Con] panel where it was announced SFxT is really far away. Development only has really started after Super shipped.

Is Street Fighter X Tekken limited to just the Tekken characters, or will we see other Namco franchises represented?

Sven: It is purely Street Fighter and Tekken characters. This is an X ("Cross") title, not a Versus title.

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GodsGarden online Super Street Fighter 4 results, Sako vs. YHC Mochi

GodsGarden online Super Street Fighter 4 results, Sako vs. YHC Mochi YHC Mochi (Dhalsim) and Sako (Cammy) played in the grand finals of the GodsGarden online Super Street Fighter 4 tournament this morning, here's a link to archived video of the GamerVision stream.

This was an interesting set, as Cammy is largely considered to have the advantage in this head to head match up.

For the results and a recap, click the link below.

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