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Svensson discusses releasing older Capcom fighters

Svensson discusses releasing older Capcom fighters Most of the games Capcom re-releases through the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live receive a few additional bells and whistles, and company V.P., Christian Svensson, jumped on the Unity Boards to explain a bit of the behind the scenes details that are considered when putting out a game through these channels, along with fielding a few other related questions.

Seth Killian also hopped in to talk very briefly about the Take You For A Ride song in MvC3.

Will we see Marvel vs. Capcom 1 or Street Fighter vs. X-Men on the PlayStation Network or Xbox Live?

Svensson: No news to share on that front but I'd like to see that happen someday.

Is there any specific reason why some of the older titles, Darkstalkers, Gem Fighter, Alpha series, etc. aren't on Xbox Live arcade? — Genis Sage

Svensson: It's a fair question and thank GOD for passionate fans like you, but I'm going to answer the question with a couple questions:

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New EventHubs joystick contest, winner

New EventHubs joystick contest, winner I am pleased to announced that SnakeX has won the custom joystick contest here on

There were many great entries, and deciding the finalists was very difficult. So difficult in fact, that I've decided to award a Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick to one of three contestants who's entries really stood out. Doopliss, who has created a number of great combo videos in the community wants a stick to help improve the quality of his footage, Chu_xD a Detroit native who's fallen on hard times and is often stuck at home taking care of his mom, wants a stick to improve his game and lastly, Dguy12 recorded a song explaining why he should win the contest.

But I need the community's help deciding who should win.

New joystick contest started Dec. 22nd

Another joystick contest is underway here on, and one Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick each will be given away to three contestants. To enter to win, you must follow these steps.

1. Register for an account on the forums, if you haven't already. The forums are a separate login system from commenting, but you can use the same email address and username to sign up for that area as well.

2. Mention which platform you'd like the stick for, either PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.

3. Make a post, on the thread linked below, about your favorite Street Fighter or other Capcom fighting game memory. If can be anything, from the first time you played the game, a certain match or just about anything under the sun.

4. Vote for either Doopliss, Chu_xD or Dguy12 to win a Mad Catz TE FightStick of their own.

5. You must submit your entry and vote before January 5, 2011 at 11:59 p.m. PST.

If you try to cheat, by using multiple usernames, you'll be found out and all of your entries will automatically be thrown out, so only enter once.

So, what are you waiting for? Head on over and get your entry in now.

Also, I'll be following up with SnakeX and, posting photos of the custom joystick and it's winner so the community can see how it turned out.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 cover art comparison, fan creations

There's a few different versions of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 cover art available, depending on which version you get and where you buy it from. Here are some images to give readers a comparison of what's out there.

Listed from left to right, America/Europe, Japan, Special Edition cover (which is a low quality image).

And Throavium did has own versions of the MvC3 cover art which you can check out below.

Contributions to this story by Hrm.

More community news for December 29th

More community news for December 29th

• Kevin Sharpe, who was the only person named in regards to the images of the Marvel vs. Capcom comic showing Galactus and Taskmaster, called out a few websites and claimed they reported information falsely, in regards to who the leak originally came from. This aside, it seems to back up even further that these images were something of note.

Juicebox Abel briefly shared his thoughts on Yun and Yang in SSF4 Arcade Edition, stating: "Yun's better on offense, Yang has more defensive options. I like Yang better. But Yun is probably better in tournaments." He also followed up with this message: "I prefer to let my opponents make mistakes, so Yang is more my style. if you prefer to be more proactive, play Yun."

• The World Game Cup in France will be running a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Teams Tournament. Players who attended last year were Daigo Umehara, Eita, Fuudo & Desora, and it's possible we'll be seeing a similar lineup this year. If so we'll be able to see top players using Arcade Edition characters in a major competition in the near future. This tournament runs from February 25 - 27, 2011.

• Super Street Fighter 4 3DS Edition will be playable for the public for the first time at an expo in Japan. The Nintendo World show will be held from January 8 - 10, 2011. Submitted by Fawaz.

• Udon has new Darkstalkers and Ibuki comic books compilations available. Tip also from Fawaz.

• An article titled Darkstalkers and the Twelve Principles of Animation is up over on, examining how Capcom was able to craft such a artisticly strong game. Sent in by kSummer.

Makoto Super Street Fighter 4 notes and combos from Momochi

Makoto Super Street Fighter 4 notes and combos from Momochi IPlayWinner got a translated set of notes from Momochi's blog which talks about the some of the abilities Makoto is capable of in Super Street Fighter 4.

Here's a snip from the page.

Karakusa → st.MP x 3 → MP Hayate
Works on:
Dudley, Gouken, Juri, Chun-Li, Dhalsim, Abel, Sagat, Cammy, Dee Jay, Guy, Hakan, Guile, Blanka, Zangief, Rufus, El Fuerte, Vega, Balrog, T.Hawk, Rose

Excluding Gouken, Chun-Li, Zangief, El Fuerte, and Rose from the above, st.HP → Hayate cancel → st.MP x2 → MP Hayate also works on these characters.

Incidentally, MPx3 also works on Yun and Yang. I haven't checked the HP Hayate feint combo, but it probably connects as well.

Damage (Stun) All starting with Karakusa

HP → HP Hayate 208 (376)
MPx2 → MP Hayate 218 (344)
MPx3 → MP hayate 250 (402)
HP → Hayate feint → MP → MP Hayate 238 (444)
HP → Hayate feint → MPx2 → MP Hayate 270 (502)

Daigo Umehara Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition match stats

Daigo Umehara Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition match stats Over on, Neurosis has apparently been keeping a log of how Daigo Umehara is fairing at Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition today.

Here's a recent battle log of Daigo's matches, which were collected and pointed out by DryEyeRelief.

Daigo (Yun) vs. Mago (Fei Long) 5 - 5
Daigo (Yun) vs. Kindevu (Yun) 2 - 1
Daigo (Yun) vs. Tokido (Akuma) 3 - 0
Daigo (Yun) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) 7 - 1
Daigo (Yun) vs. Nemo (Yang?) 7 - 3
Daigo (Yun) vs. Yuu (Unknown) 3 - 0
Daigo (Yun) vs. Kindevu (Sagat) 1 - 0
Daigo (Yun) vs. Bonchan (Sagat) 13 - 2
Daigo (Yun) vs. Nemo (Yang?) 9 - 5
Daigo (Yun) vs. Yuu (Unknown) 6 - 0
Daigo (Yun) vs. Neurosis (Unknown) 2 - 0
Daigo (Yun) vs. Tsukimiya (Guy) 2 - 1

Kindevu's Yun in Super Street Fighter 4 AE, Valle's impressions of Ryu

Tokido uploaded footage of Kindevu's Yun in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition recently.
He also shared these notable thoughts on his blog.

• Tokido feels Guile is middle [tier] rank in Arcade Edition.

• He added that he thinks Arcade Edition is more balanced because there are fewer weak characters.

• He's planning on playing Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and wants American players to know he's serious about it.

Alex Valle also left a short by message on his Twitter account offering his feelings about the changes to Ryu in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition.

Ryu is still very good however, can't runaway and force Crouching Medium Kick pressure blindly anymore. Time for Ryu players to man up with better footsies.

Super Street Fighter 4 rival dialogue transcript by Kenshiro

Super Street Fighter 4 rival dialogue transcript by Kenshiro Street Fighter is a lot like a porn film — you watch it for the amazing plot. In all seriousness, the story lines in Street Fighter are sometimes ridiculous, but a few of them help to tell the tales of characters we've heard so little about over the years.

Jumping into the thick of things, Kenshiro took on the time consuming task of transcribing the dialogue the fighters have when they meet their rival(s) in Super Street Fighter 4's arcade mode.

By hitting the link you'll find a listing, sorted by character and game, giving you a little background on the fighter and what they're competing for, or just nonsensical stuff they like to say while punching the opponent.

Below the SSF4 listing is the old vanilla Street Fighter 4 rivals dialogue transcript, which you can use to follow the storyline of characters who didn't get a new rival scene.

A huge thanks goes to Cent208, BreakingDishesz and Shannaro for transcribing the original SF4 text.

LiangHuBBB's funny & cool moments #21, AE footage

LiangHuBBB has released the latest video in his funny and cool moments series. This also features a healthy helping of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition footage, some real cool stuff in here.
Tip from ImTatsu.

Juri Fuhajin (Fireball Kick) tips for Super Street Fighter 4

Big Nasty Kail has an excellent tutorial video showing how to utilize Juri's Fuhajin (Fireball Kick) move in Super Street Fighter 4. This walks you through some hit confirms and tactics you may not be familiar with.
Submitted by Marill.

Community news roundup for December 29th

Community news roundup for December 29th

ComputerandVideoGames has a solid write up which covers Yoshiki Okamoto, whom they refer to as the, "father of the Street Fighter series." This piece discusses his past work on the franchise and what became of him, and some other SF staff members, over the years.

• MarkMan mentioned that there's a 20% off offer on the GameShark Store if you use the code FFH2010. This code was posted for people who follow MarkMan on Twitter. Mark works for Mad Catz, and has been a huge supporter of the community, and often tweets about interesting things going on, so he's definitely worth following.

• Tokido's Murder Face t-shirt is now for sale on TheTravelingCircus website.

Street Fighter guitar renditions by Khaled

When Daigo Umehara went to Kuwait, a musician by the name of Khaled, put on a real nice show for the event attendees, playing guitar renditions of various Street Fighter character music.

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ShinAkuma's best online ranked Super Street Fighter 4 matches part 3

KreyZ mentioned that 0ShinAkuma0 uploaded a new compilation of Super Street Fighter 4 online ranked match highlights. This video features a ton of Japanese players and cherry picks some great moments for you to check out.
In case you missed them the first go round, you can hit the jump to view the other compilations in this series.

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Funny typos in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition's instructions isn't the only place with lots of typos, as Alex Valle took a snap shot of some of the instructions on the cabinet for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, featuring some interesting grammar.

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Instructions include:

"Guird by saving attack"

"Shoot special comb!"

"Can cancel attack by saving make your comb!"

"Chuse and attack"

Also, as a protip for any people going out there to play AE, keep in mind Level 3 Focus Attacks are 'Unguirdable'.

'Hit Box' stickless joystick combo video

A new combo video for the Hit Box, a joystick box that uses buttons for directional inputs instead of a stick, has popped up. This clip showcases how to perform many of the combos you've seen else where on this device.
After checking out the footage, do you think this something you'd ever consider switching over to? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Thanks to an anonymous reader for the tip.

Part 2 of's Super Street Fighter 4 AE player interviews

Part 2 of's Super Street Fighter 4 AE player interviews Samjkim has translated the 2nd and final part of an interview had with several top Japanese players concerning Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition.

The conversation seems to have a decent amount of speculation and theory talk, but it's still a pretty interesting read regardless, here's a clip.

KSK: So you plan to keep using Seth. How do you envision his gameplay?

Hiropon: Because he now needs to be more offensive, he might actually become more annoying. He was annoying before because he ran away, but now he’s going to rush down from all different directions.

Mago: His rushdown was always good to begin with. It’s just that he had no health, and it was hard to defend while fighting [?].

Hiropon: He’s been given more life and stun so I think it’ll be much better this time around. Before he’d get stunned very often against Viper, Ryu, or Chun… But I think the upper tier characters are still going to be a pain. Regardless, I think he still has a chance. Cynics want to place him pretty low, but I think he could be solid mid-tier.

In case you missed it yesterday, you can read part 1 here.

Original source: 4Gamer.

The Magic Of DMG.RicoSuave's Abel by YogaFlame24

YogaFlame24 returns with another excellent video compilation of Super Street Fighter 4 highlights, this one featuring DMG.RicoSuave's Abel.