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Dhalsim player wins national Japanese Street Fighter 4 competition

The Japanese Street Fighter IV player Iyo has finished first in a recent national tournament, using Dhalsim.

This tournament had some of the best players in Japan, including the legendary Daigo Umehara who didn't even place in the top 8.

Here's a clip of the finals match between Iyo and the Sagat player RF.
While some people like to put a lot of faith in the tier rankings, things change and the rankings are only a general idea of how the characters stack up against each other.

They cannot ever take into account your own personal level of skill and strategies you bring to the table.

I think a Dhalsim player winning a very prestigious tournament proves that.

Thanks to the SRK user Ohayo1234 for this information.

Capcom vs. SNK 3 in the realm of possibility

Capcom vs. SNK 3 in the realm of possibility Take this with a grain of salt, because even if anything comes of it, it's still going to be a ways off.

But according to Gamercenteronline.net Street Fighter IV's producer Yoshinori Ono said that doing another Capcom vs. SNK game might happen.

He mentioned that Street Fighter 4 happened fairly casually, because the fans demanded it, it helped the game get made.

He seems to feel that another Capcom vs. SNK title could go down the same way.

But don't get your hopes up for another Marvel vs. Capcom title any time soon, according to Capcom V.P. Christian Svensson, Activision holds the Marvel license until roughly 2013.

Interview with Seth Killian at the SF Club event

Interview with Seth Killian at the SF Club event G4TV.com caught up with Seth Killian at the last Street Fighter Club event for an interview.

Nothing new revealed here, but Seth does talk about the creation of the game and the characters, and it's not a bad read.

Here's a clip.

R.Piddy: Like you said, this is a ten-year reboot. What have some of the challenges been in bringing back the series?

SK: Internally at Capcom, it was a real challenge. I have to credit Ono-san -- he really believes in the 2D fighting mechanic, because that's where it's at, as far as Street Fighter goes. To really bring it to the next gen, we had to have 3D graphics, but we wanted to keep the 2D mechanics. So we brought in a 3D graphical style and introduced a lot of great flourishes, but the game still has that great, precision 2D feel of Street Fighter. So you're not alienating any of the longtime fans with this game.

Play Street Fighter on YouTube

Yes, you read that right. This is one of the craziest things I've seen in awhile.

But you can play Street Fighter on YouTube with stop motioned animated figures.

New intro for Street Fighter 4

YouTube user DigiBoy88 uploaded the console version of Street Fighter 4's video intro.
Not too sure about that 1st song, but the rest is great.

Updated: Amazon drops PS3 TE stick pre-orders, again

Amazon.com no longer has the Mad Catz PS3 Tournament Edition sticks available for pre-orders — they went through them very quickly.

But if you find any more locations that are selling the sticks again, please add a comment and let everyone else know too.

Street Fighter IV training manual

Street Fighter IV training manual A reader named Matt pointed out that Destructoid.com scanned in all of the images for the Street Fighter IV training manual.

The booklet shows you the backstory on all of the characters, plus their moves. It's cool little overview.

If you'd like to go more in depth though, I recommend checking out our Street Fighter 4 strategy guide. It also includes the moves for the characters, but has full on strategies and frame data as well.

Dhalsim's HD Remix strategy guide updated

Dhalsim's HD Remix strategy guide updated Dhalsim's Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix guide has been redone and the sections for his special and normal moves have been fleshed out considerably.

Also there's a page up discussing his tactics against individual characters.

Dhalsim is one of the best characters in HD Remix, but he has a unique style and can be difficult to play for newer players.

If you've always want to learn how to play the Yoga master or are just trying to improve your game with him, these guides should help you on your way.

Mad Catz SFIV controller details and review

Mad Catz SFIV controller details and review Myung on the Capcom-Unity site has written up an incredible piece offering just about every detail you could want to know about the Mad Catz Street Fighter IV Tournament Edition stick.

If you had any questions at all about the stick, this article should answer them.

Next up, Gamepro.com reviewed all three Mad Catz SFIV controllers, the Tournament Edition piece covers much of what we already know, but the articles on the FightStick and FightPad are worth checking out because those two products haven't gotten nearly as much coverage, and they give you a really good idea of what to expect.

Fei Long and Abel's character select artwork and video

The official Japanese Street Fighter IV site was updated with Fei Long and Abel's select screen artwork.

Fei Long Character Select Artwork Street Fighter 4 Abel Character Select Artwork Street Fighter 4
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If you can't get enough of these two, scope out this new video of them fighting.

Round 2 of GameSpot's SFIV tournament

GameSpot posted part 2 of their Street Fighter IV tournament held last year, and in 2nd round they picked a couple of good matches to show in this video.

Check out the comment at 7:35. According to Lark Anderson, Sagat lost his eye with an uppercut. Way to know your history there Lark.

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix guide updates

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix guide updates We've added three new sections to the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix strategy guide.

Although this is information most of the hardcore fans already know, those of you who are still trying to wrap your head around the game should probably check these out.

First up is a section on how to deal with Throws. This includes countering tick throws, how to escape quickly from grabs and dizzies, plus when and where you're invulnerable from actually being tossed.

Next we've added a guide on what Reversal moves are and how to do them. There's also a break down of each character's best Special Moves to use as a Reversal. Handy.

And finally comes the very general basic gameplay details guide, which just offers up some things you're probably aware of if you've been playing Super Turbo for years, but worth looking at if you're a new player.

HD Remix patch, Mad Catz controllers and Club event

HD Remix patch, Mad Catz controllers and Club event Capcom employees Seth Killian and Christian Svensson were on the Unity Boards talking about the HD Remix patch, what the availability is looking like for the Mad Catz controllers and if you're allowed to bring a guest to the Street Fighter Club event.

Here's what they had to say.

When will we hear details about the patch for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix?

Sven: Patience... news is coming soonish.

Are the Madcatz SFIV Pads limited edition too? — Ironic-Lolrus

Sven: There isn't an unlimited supply there either, but there's a lot more of those than there are of either stick. You probably don't have to pre-order, but I'm not sure I'd wait until March either, just in case.

How many Mad Catz FightSticks will the Capcom store get?

Sven: Our store will have a VERY limited supply, so it will be a lucky few that get in (we can't justify carrying inventory of $50K worth of sticks unfortunately).

I suspect a release for ACTIVE Unity SF fans is something we'll do, similar to what we did with the MM9 and Street Fighter HD Remix media kits. If there's anything left, then they'll go on general sale.

Are there any differences for the PS3 and 360 versions of Street Fighter IV? — Daemon Gildas

Sven: We've had them set up side by side at loads of events and even along side the arcade machines too. Any differences are negligible. I'm sure some fans will start doing pixel by pixel comparisons (they always do), but if in all of these appearances, none of the media have harped on any differences in real world side by sides, you shouldn't concern yourself about them.

My advice, buy what your friends buy so you can play online with them. Better yet, buy both. :)

Are attendees allowed to bring one guest to the upcoming San Francisco Street Fighter Club like the previous events?

Seth: The San Francisco Fight Club on Friday does not include an automatic "+1." As someone who goes to a bunch of these kinds of events, it's a good rule to assume that unless it says explicitly "you and a guest" or "+1" or something, +1s are not okay. :(

We want to get everybody we can through the door to have a chance to play, but you should have your friend sign up ASAP. I'm holding back a few extra spots for Unity members, and the capacity at this event should be a little higher than the last two, both of which help your chances.

Another 1Up.com Street Fighter 4 game night

Another 1Up.com Street Fighter 4 game night 1Up.com is having another game night, but this time they're bringing in some of the Shoryuken.com message board members to play Street Fighter 4.

The video will get going around 5 p.m. P.S.T. tonight, so if you'd like to see some good players go head to head in the game and offer some tips along the way, stop by this page at the appointed time.

And if you can't make it, remember the video will usually go up a ways after the event, so you can always watch it later.

In case you missed the original broadcast a few nights ago, you can check it out here.

Programs to help you with your execution

Programs to help you with your execution If you consistently struggle with executing moves and you'd like to see controller output on where exactly you're running into trouble at, there's a few programs out there that can help you.

Button Masher is a very small program for PCs or Macs that shows joystick and button output in a pretty useful way.

The button and joystick presses are displayed on separate lines with the amount of time you're pressing them so you can break down exactly where you're messing up when attempting to do Zangief's 720 motion.

Also there's a new program called Execution Aid 2 which I still haven't been able to download yet, but has a tutorial video up on YouTube showing how it works.

The download site has NSFW ads running on it, and it's linked from the YouTube video so you can check that one out also.

Win a Tournament Edition FightStick with your Hadoken

Win a Tournament Edition FightStick with your Hadoken PushingPlay.com is running a contest where you can win a PS3 Street Fighter IV TE Fighting stick and a signed copy of the Street Fighter Tribute book.

All you have to do is put together your best Hadoken (Fireball) using any medium. You could do a video, audio, images, or basically whatever.

The winner of the contest gets hooked up with a very slick stick and art book.

Hop on this link to check out some of the entries that have come in.

Videos: Ultra Moves, Ono interview and more

Videos: Ultra Moves, Ono interview and more Four new SFIV videos have made their way up to the Web recently.

Probably the most interesting are the Super and Ultra move collages Gametrailers.com put together, although they don't feature all of the characters.

The Ono interview doesn't reveal anything new, but if you haven't kept up on Street Fighter 4, it's worth watching.

And the Dan Super Taunt video is self-explanatory. ;)