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Translated Famitsu interview with Daigo Umehara

Translated Famitsu interview with Daigo Umehara 1Up.com translated an interview Famitsu magazine conducted with Daigo "The Beast" Umehara. He discusses his past, present and future in the fighting game community and when all is said and done, it's probably his best interview to date.

If you're at all interested in Daigo — you should read this. Here's a healthy copy and paste from the page.

Now Daigo's back in business, coming off a victory at the 2009 Evolution Championship Series' SFIV tournament. He doesn't regret the hiatus, though. "During the years I was away from fighting games, I started to look at myself more impartially, to keep my eyes on the big picture," he said. "It made me realize that fighting games aren't just about the players -- there's the developers, the media, the event promoters, all kinds of people that make the games what they are. That's what allows me to feel like I'm someone special in this field. I really owed all of them a major debt, and when I thought about how I should repay it, I realized that I needed to get more players into the genre, to show how much fun this is to more people. That's why I'm getting more active with the media now. Partly, I want people to look at me and say 'Man, look how much cred he's getting now that he's turned pro; I wish I could be like that.' The more players we can get, and the more developers we can get enthused for the genre, the better it'll be for fighting games."

The way Daigo puts it, there's nothing he'd like better than for someone else to follow in his footsteps. "Games get a lot more negative attention than sports or studying," he said. "Lots of people actively try to keep you away from them. If you really like gaming, though, then I think you need to keep going with it, even if it means having to convince your friends or family that it's worth it. If you keep worrying about what people think, then it'll feel terrible if you wind up failing at the end, right? But if you take pride in it and go all-out, then even if you fail, you'll have fun along the way and there's still something you'll get from it in the end."

Cammy and Zangief both added to iPhone Street Fighter 4 for free

Cammy and Zangief are now playable in the iPhone version of Street Fighter 4. Both characters were added free of charge. Here's video of both fighters in action.

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Marvel vs. Capcom E3 award roundup

Marvel vs. Capcom E3 award roundup Ex_Ein discovered that Marvel.com posted a round up of awards that Marvel vs. Capcom 3 received from E3.

There isn't much meat here, but it's nice to see that the game is getting a lot of praise from the media so far.

IGN: Winner - Best Fighting Game

Kotaku: Best of E3 Nominee, Best t-shirt

1up.com: Winner - Best Fighting Game, Top Ten Best Looking Games of E3 2010

Destructoid: Game of the Show Nominee

Gamespot: People's Choice Winner

Games Radar: Reason to Live Award, "Most Graphics" Award

The Electric Playground: Best of E3 Winner

Machinima: Best of Show Nominee, Best Fighting Game Nominee

Gaming Excellence: Best Fighting Game Nominee

Popular Mechanics: Top 5 Video Games For The Coming Year

Fight Clubs planned for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, demo up in the air

Fight Clubs planned for Marvel vs. Capcom 3, demo up in the air Christian Svensson made a few posts about Marvel vs. Capcom 3 recently on the Unity Boards.

He talks about how players might be able to get some hands on time with the game before it's out, and commented briefly on the character leak list rumors that were circulating through the internet.

Are you guys going to keep showing Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at expos and have some Fight Clubs like you did for Street Fighter 4? Also, will we see a downloadable demo for the game?

Sven: Fight Clubs and show presence (Comic-Con, Penny Arcade Expo, etc.) are assured. There will probably be some other ways too.

As far as a downloadable demo, [that has] yet to be determined, but [the] schedule is tight so we'll see.

What do you think of all of the character leak lists that have been posted for Marvel vs. Capcom 3?

Sven: Rumors and speculation are fun. 8)

New Marvel vs. Capcom 3 TE FightStick designs by BossLogic

Over on Shadowloo.com, BossLogic posted some Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Tournament Edition FightStick designs that are pretty damn slick. Here's a sampling of what's available.



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Also, if Street Fighter is more your bag, you can check out some of the older TE FightStick designs he did back in March 2010.

Microsoft cuts price on some Xbox 360 models

Microsoft cuts price on some Xbox 360 models Mixed in with all the E3 madness, Microsoft announced a few $50 price cuts to the Xbox 360 to clear out inventory for the new slim version. You can buy an Arcade 360, with very limited storage, for $149.99 and this includes a few extra games.

Also, they dropped the Elite model down to $249.99. This comes with a 120GB hard drive and a few pack in games as well.

If you've been thinking about picking up one of these systems, this is a solid offer.

Big ups to Vince-Vell for pointing this out.

Super Shadaloo costume pack available for Super Street Fighter 4

The Super Shadaloo costume pack for Super Street Fighter 4 will be available today on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This will set you back 320 Microsoft points or $3.99.

This package features outfits for Balrog, Vega, Sagat, M. Bison and Seth. Here's how they look.


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• Available in pre-order: Super Classic Pack (Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, Fei Long)

• Now available: Super Challengers Pack 1 (Hakan, Makoto, Guy, Dudley, Dee Jay)

• Now available: Super Shoryuken Pack (Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Gouken, Dan)

• Now available: Super Beauty Pack (Chun-Li, C. Viper, Sakura, Rose, Cammy)

• Now available: Super Challengers Pack 2 (Juri, Ibuki, Cody, Adon, T. Hawk)

• Now available: Super Brawlers Pack (Zangief, E. Honda, Rufus, Abel, El Fuerte)

• Now available: Super Shadaloo Pack (Vega, Sagat, Balrog, M. Bison, Seth)

• June 29: Super Classic Pack (Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, Fei Long)

• July 27: Super Complete Pack (All 35 costumes)

12 groundbreaking moments in fighting game history

12 groundbreaking moments in fighting game history Dorkly.com has a pretty solid article looking back over the history of fighting games. This of course mentions a number of Capcom titles, along with a few other franchises.

There's also a nifty throwback video to accompany each entry. Here's a grab.

Although the [Mortal Kombat] crew would hate to admit it, they can thank Street Fighter for their plethora of special attacks. Before Street Fighter, fighting games were primarily boxing and karate emulators. It was our old pal Ryu who introduced “throwing magic stuff while yelling” to the gaming masses. Street Fighter II would perfect the special moves introduced in the original and subsequent games in the series would innovate the way we dish out combo-based punishment to our enemies: Street Fighter or otherwise.

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike match highlights video

Noticed over on IPlayWinner that Haunts found a video of some great Street Fighter 3 Third Strike match highlights.

This clip starts off by showing a lot of RX's Urien and moves on through some other top Japanese players. Make sure you check out the very end too.

Dreamhack Super Street Fighter 4 Grand Finals match

The Grand Finals match at Dreamhack between Luffy086 (Rose) and Starnab (Fei Long) has been posted by MessyMess. This was pointed out by SuperGerard and zUkUu.

You can find more videos from this event here.

Luffy will be participating in the Electronic Sports World Cup against Justin Wong, Martin "Marn" Phan and other top players from around the globe starting on July 1st. Ryan Hart, who took 3rd place at Dreamhack, will also be competing at this event. Here's a list of entrants.

Based on the videos, how do you feel the European players will stack up against SSF4 players from around the world? Leave a comment with your opinion below.

Online GodsGarden tournament dates announced

Online GodsGarden tournament dates announced Remember the online GodsGarden Super Street Fighter 4 tournament announced a few days back? Shadowloo tracked down the dates and times for the first round of competition.

Note, all items listed below are PST (Pacific Standard Time).

• Sako (Cammy) vs. Tokido (Akuma) — June 24, 5 a.m.

• YHCmochi (Dhalsim) vs. Mago (Fei Long) — June 26, 6 a.m.

• Momochi (Ibuki) vs. Daigo Umehara (Ryu) — June 28, 6 a.m.

• Makoto (Vega) vs. Uryo (C.Viper) — July 1, 6 a.m.

The matches are a first to 10 format, so you're going to be seeing these players get in quite a few sets.

The competition should be viewable on GodsGarden's uStream page.

Devastation 2010 and Dreamhack Super Street Fighter 4 results

Devastation 2010 and Dreamhack Super Street Fighter 4 results Devastation 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona has finished up. DJWheat, Slasher and crew were back providing one of the best live streams you're going to see in the community, yet again.

Justin Wong did not attend this event because he's finishing filming for WCG Ultimate Gamer, but there were still some great players on hand and a lot of awesome matches.

If you missed any of the action, there's a video on demand page at http://www.djwheat.blip.tv/. The matches are very neatly organized and available right now.
You can find the final results, battle logs and additional details for the Capcom fighters played at this tournament, plus the Dreamhack results by hitting the link below.

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SSFIV color guides for Akuma, Chun-Li & Dan

SSFIV color guides for Akuma, Chun-Li & Dan Three new color guides for Super Street Fighter 4 have been posted here on EventHubs.com. This set features outfits for Akuma, Chun-Li and Dan and includes their new costumes as well.

Thanks go out again to SFilp for helping with the Chun-Li section.

Akuma
Chun-Li
Dan

You can always find links to these pages on the character areas in the Super Street Fighter 4 section, along with quite a bit of other information.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 staff video interviews

A number of new interviews with some of the people working on Marvel vs. Capcom 3 have surfaced from E3. Ryota Niitsuma, the title's producer, and Seth Killian, special adviser, both field a ton of questions about the upcoming game.

There isn't anything that's absolutely going to rock your world here, but there are a number of interesting nuggets revealed throughout these five clips.

Hit the link below for the rest.

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Early Marvel vs. Capcom 3 walkthrough by Keits

Level|Up Series posted a video walkthrough of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 from E3. Keits takes you through some of the basics of the game, including the character's assists and how the game play system works.

Weird Super Street Fighter 4 bonus stage stuff

BiffOTasty posted another clip showing some of the weird things that are possible on Super Street Fighter 4's car bonus stage.

New Super Street Fighter 4 combo video by BiffOTasty

Taavikas and Qurest pointed out this new Super Street Fighter 4 combo video by BiffOTasty.