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Somewhat unconfirmed gameplay changes for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom

Somewhat unconfirmed gameplay changes for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom d3v made another post on the Capcom Unity boards listing the changes the players have run across from the first release of Tatsunoko vs. Capcom to the upgraded Ultimate All-Stars.

Here's the run down.

• Variable Air Rave resets damage scaling: biggest news so far, this ups the viability of more than a few characters.

• Smaller amounts of Baroque deal more damage now, balancing them a bit more with heavy Baroque.

• Ryu's Tatsumaki super has more invulnerable frames, in general, stuff that was useless before has been buffed.

• Megacrash invincibility reduced.

Another Super Street Fighter 4 Ultra move roundup video

Probably the last Super Street Fighter 4 Ultra move roundup video that will be posted for a long time, but a very good one regardless.

Dogface Show's interview Justin Wong, part 5

The 5th and final part of the Dogface Show's interview with Justin Wong has been posted. Here it is.

French site: New Super Street Fighter 4 alt. costumes will come with game

French site: New Super Street Fighter 4 alt. costumes will come with game Kultissim translated an article from the French site GameKult, that states the new alternative costumes we've been seeing in Super Street Fighter 4 will be included on the disc free of charge.

Keep in mind, sometimes things change along the way or are lost in translation, but it's potentially good news for those of you who want to customize your fighter a bit without spending any extra dough.

The old costumes that were available with Street Fighter 4 will still be purchased downloadable content, but if you've bought them before you'll be able to grab them again without paying another fee.

Also, in the article they state that Cody is the best of the three newest characters announced, but the game is still being tweaked heavily, so this could change before it's released.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom tutorial vids on the way, more marketing soon

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom tutorial vids on the way, more marketing soon Capcom's Seth Killian and Christian Svensson both chimed in on a few different topics concerning Tatsunoko vs. Capcom on the Unity Boards.

They cover if there will be a strategy guide book, their marketing strategy and if a FightPad for the Wii is in works.

Will there be a Tatsunoko vs. Capcom strategy guide book?

Seth: Though I wish there was, there isn't anything like this coming at the moment.

I'll see what I CAN do, however, and the other thing we will have coming is some actually pretty good video tutorials we'll post on the tatsunoko.vscapcom.com site.

Where's the marketing for Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars? I haven't seen a lot of stuff yet.

Seth: TvC is definitely getting a big push, though the bulk of marketing stuff doesn't usually hit until right before launch (it's proven most effective right around when you actually have a product people can buy). Stay tuned over the next few weeks and you'll probably see a lot more, but remember that just because you personally haven't seen an ad doesn't mean there isn't one.

With the TvC FightStick, will it do the following: Play analog stick based fighting games? Play other Wii games that use the D-pad? Outperform the Hori Fighting Stick?

Sven: Yes to all of the above.

How does the Wii Mad Catz stick work as a analog stick? It has been awhile since I bought Arcade-esque stuff.

Sven: It's still digital, not analog in it's approach (effectively 100% in a pure direction for the analog stick), but there's a switch in the control module (where the turbos live) that will set the input to map to the "left analog", "d-pad" or "right analog".

It's the same as the X360 and PS3 fight sticks in that regard as well.

Are there any plans for a TvC FightPad to go along with the FightStick?

Sven: No plans for a pad for TvC. Fight Stick only is where we're going with this one.

If you want to start getting clued in on what Tatsunoko vs. Capcom on the Wii will be like, make sure you hit up our strategy guide for the game.

Ken's kara throw setups in Street Fighter 4

Ramza put together this video that demonstrates how to do Ken's kara throw in Street Fighter 4 and a variety of ways to set this up.
Coupled with some combos, this gives you a very good mix up game.

Unboxing Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Wii FightStick, Gamestop pre-order cards

For those of you curious what the Tatsunoko vs. Capcom Wii FightStick looks like when you take it out of the box, or the nifty preorder trading cards you get with the game if you grab it from Gamestop, here's a video from IGN.

Chris Klein is on the case

Because acting performances don't get more 'Legendary' than Chris Klein in this movie.

House of Cicada 2 3v3 Street Fighter 4 team tournament results

House of Cicada 2 3v3 Street Fighter 4 team tournament results Here are the results from the House of Cicada 2 3v3 teams Street Fighter 4 tournament.

1. Team Always Bet on Black - Keno (Balrog), Mike Ross (E. Honda), Peter "Combofiend" Rosas (Abel)

2. Team Bum Hunters - Evil Elvis (Sagat), OnlineTony213 (Seth), Hugo101 (M. Bison)

3. Team WTF - YeB (Gen), Ken I (Rufus), Kai (El Fuerte)

4. Team West Coast - Bryant the Tyrant (Balrog), Nima (Akuma), Joe Dubbs (Zangief)

5. Team Three Kings - ShadyK (Akuma), Combojack (Sagat), ClakeyD (Seth)

5. Team RTSD - Alex Valle (Ryu), James Chen (Cammy), UltraDavid (Zangief)

7. Team Arizona - Juicebox (Abel), JaeronMerc (Zangief), Mr. SNK (E. Honda)

7. Team Racist Term - Tatsujinken (Vega), MOVAL (Blanka), Somuchdamage (Sagat)

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Final results from LA Riots II Street Fighter 4 tournament

Final results from LA Riots II Street Fighter 4 tournament The L.A. Riots II tournament recently finished up. Here are the results from this Street Fighter 4 competition.

L.A. Riots II Tournament Results — Street Fighter 4

1. Alex Valle (Ryu)
2. Shizza (Chun-Li)
3. Ken I (Rufus, E. Honda)
4. Kai (El Fuerte)
5. Peter "Combofiend" Rosas (Abel)
5. Keno (Balrog)
7. YeB (Gen)
7. Jayce the Ace (C. Viper). This guy is only 15-years-old.


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Dudley, Makoto, Ibkui and Hakan in current Super Street Fighter 4 build?

Dudley, Makoto, Ibkui and Hakan in current Super Street Fighter 4 build? The French site, JeuxVideo.fr, posted a new preview of Super Street Fighter 4, (Google Translate version). It covers some old ground, but near the beginning of the article it mentions that Dudley, Makoto, Ibkui and Hakan are in the game and playable.

Here's a translated quote from the website.

Before we talk a little about what we've seen, here's a little background on what has been hidden: no, we're still not able to confirm (or disprove) the existence of Ibuki, Dudley, Makoto and Hakan, Capcom asked us to leave the room every time the selection screen came up.

That said, our demonstrator confirmed that there are four characters finalized and playable in the version that was presented to us. Now, we're waiting on Capcom of Japan to accelerate the movement a little and finally put an end to this endless teasing.

While this isn't an official confirmation, coupled with other things we've heard, these cast members are likely in the game.

Update: Coins pointed out that in this build, Balrog's Ultra juggle seems back to normal and his EX loop still works.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars TV spot

Weekend community events, Jan. 15 - 19

Weekend community events, Jan. 15 - 19 Three events this weekend will have a live stream, so if you want to watch some tournament action on Saturday and Sunday, you're in luck.

Here's what's going on in the fighting game community from January 15-19, 2010.

• Los Angeles, California: LA Riots II, Jan. 16 at 2 p.m. PST. Live video will be available from TheStream.tv. Commentary from Gootecks, Mike Ross and John Rog. Players include Alex Valle, Ken I, YeB and ComboJack.

• Moreno Valley, California: House of Cicada 2.0 - 3v3 SF4 Tournament, Jan. 16 at 9 p.m. PST. This will be streamed live here. This competition will host Alex Valle, UTJ and many others.

• Danbury, Connecticut: CT's Finest Round 3 SF4 tournament, Jan. 17 at 1 p.m. EST. Live stream will be hosted by the Frame-Advantage.com folks.

• Austin, Texas: Arcade UFO's Ranbat Season 1.4, Jan. 17. Flyer image.

• Chinatown, New York: SF3: Third Strike singles tournament, Jan. 16.

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Hori coming out with Taito Vewlix arcade stick

Seekerjet pointed out that Hori is launching a new arcade stick this summer that very closely resembles a Street Fighter 4 Taito Vewlix joystick.

Here's a shot of both for comparison's sake, Hori's new stick is on the left, an arcade setup on the right.


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Considering what Mad Catz has done recently for fighting game controllers, is this something you'd be interested in, or has Hori missed the boat? Leave a comment with your thoughts below.

Update: A few readers pointed out that Hori scrapped this design, and this stick ended up becoming the HORI Real Arcade PRO.V3 SA

Street Fighter 4 Dhalsim combo video

The video starts off with some basic stuff, then things get interesting.
Thanks to LordAborigineSF4 and Dragontse for sending this in.

Seth Killian demos six Super Street Fighter 4 characters

Capcom's Seth Killian has been a busy guy lately, and he's back again demoing more Super Street Fighter 4 characters — although this is mostly just showing their Ultra moves.

In this set, he runs through Ryu, C. Viper, El Fuerte, Balrog, Fei Long and Zangief. Just hit the link below for all of the videos.

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Tatsunoko vs. Capcom tips from S-Kill and Justin Wong

On GameSpot's Today on the Spot, Justin Wong and Seth Killian demo Yatterman No. 2 and Zero in Tatsunoko vs. Capcom.

There's some helpful information here if you're looking to play as either character. The action gets underway at about 13:30, so you can fast forward the clip until then.