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Ayano: 'All characters should be a correct choice' aiming for a 'level playing field' with Ultra Street Fighter 4, talks balancing hardships and more

Ayano: 'All characters should be a correct choice' aiming for a 'level playing field' with Ultra Street Fighter 4, talks balancing hardships and more After the third day of Mad Catz's Tokyo Game Show stream event, Japanese commentator R had a quick chat with Street Fighter 4 series producer Ayano, about the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4.

R initiated the conversation by saying that Momochi, having switched to Ken, did so after seeing initial changes for the character.

Momochi believed that Ken will be a very strong character in the new version. Ayano replied as follows, in a rough translation made by EventHubs' very own MajinTenshinhan (Yay, that's me!).

That's half-right and half-wrong. What we're doing right now is, looking at a character like Hakan for example, we think he's super low right now. So we want to bump him up, and at the same time, the characters that are too high, we want them to get bumped down.

We want to make it a level playing field, so that every character is actually equal, so that no matter who you choose, or don't choose, it'll still be the correct choice. That way, Ken will be correct, Ryu will be correct, Sagat will be correct and so on... Maybe we'll keep Dan a bit lower than the rest, so people who truly want to prove themselves as the best can choose him. (Laugh)

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Daigo: Infiltration exhibition made me I think about 'how to win' the most out of all matches I've played, follows up on Akuma is weak remark

Daigo: Infiltration exhibition made me I think about 'how to win' the most out of all matches I've played, follows up on Akuma is weak remark After the first to ten exhibition match between Daigo and Infiltration yesterday at Tokyo Game Show, which Daigo managed to take fairly convincingly, he had a few choice words for fans, while discussing the matches after the fact together with Japanese commentary expert R over on the Japanese language stream.

As there's been no official video footage released so far of the Japanese language stream, we can unfortunately not link you directly to where Daigo and R speak, but below you can find a rough translation made by myself, MajinTenshinhan, of what was said when R asked Daigo about his preparation for this particular exhibition match.

Below, you'll find a snippet to get you started.

Ever since I became a pro, I've been to a lot of tournaments, but this exhibition match was the one match where I thought about 'how to win' the most. I was thinking "If I've come this far and still lose...", I'd have to throw away all of my past experience and start again from zero.

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2nd TGS SSF4 AE v2012 exhibition results, stream archive ft. Daigo, Justin Wong, Infiltration, Xian, Mago, Tokido, Ryan Hart and more

2nd TGS SSF4 AE v2012 exhibition results, stream archive ft. Daigo, Justin Wong, Infiltration, Xian, Mago, Tokido, Ryan Hart and more Updated with results, match log and stream archive This story has been updated with the results, a match log and a stream archive from the 2nd TGS exhibition for SSF4 AE v2012.

There's another great set of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 matches scheduled to happen now.

Earlier some exceptional sets went down, but fans are in for another dose of SSF4 AE v2012 action.

MCZ|Daigo will be playing EG|Justin Wong, in a runback of the legendary matches between these two competitors, Infiltration will face MCZ|Mago, DM|Xian goes up against Bonchan and there's several other sets that will happen.

Here's a quick rundown of what viewers can expect. Things are said to start at 10:30 p.m. PDT / 5:30 a.m. GMT / 2:30 p.m. JST.

• MCZ|Daigo vs. EG|Justin Wong
• Infiltration vs. MCZ|Mago
• DM|Xian vs. Bonchan
• WW|Ryan Hart vs. Haitani
• MCZ|Tokido vs. EG|Momochi
• EG|ChocoBlanka vs. MCZ|Kayane

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Who's #1 in fighting game sales? Harada says Tekken with 42.5 million copies sold to date

Who's #1 in fighting game sales?  Harada says Tekken with 42.5 million copies sold to date If you're wondering what the #1 fighting game is from a sales perspective, Namco Bandai's Katsuhiro Harada recently said it's the Tekken franchise, coming in at 42.5 million copies sold worldwide to date.

Harada added that 20 million of those, or more, have come from Europe.

Also, Tekken Revolution has seen 2 million downloads in a three month span, as the free-to-play title continues to pick up steam.

Most of the user audience for Tekken Revolution is based in the United States, with Japan a close second, said Harada. He noted that these results are "different from the traditional numbers," typically seen with the retail Tekken releases.

Harada also commented on the female vampire character, which will be added to Tekken Revolution in the future. Hit the jump to read those details.

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ChrisG on TFC wins: I was very skeptical trying to win SSF4 AE v2012, the event was stacked and Xian has beaten me a lot - UMvC3 was main focus

ChrisG on TFC wins: I was very skeptical trying to win SSF4 AE v2012, the event was stacked and Xian has beaten me a lot - UMvC3 was main focus The Fall Classic 2013 came and went this past weekend, and with it, we were given a plethora of incredible matches. The event doubled as a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 qualifier for the upcoming 8-man Capcom Cup, taking place at the end of the year.

Interestingly enough, first place in both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Arcade Edition v2012 were taken home by the same player, AGE|NYChrisG. This was no easy ride for Chris, as he had to overcome a who's who of top level talent in both titles.

In the UMvC3 loser's finals, Chris defeated this year's EVO champion, EMP|Flocker, then proceeded to triumph over last year's EVO champ, coL|Filipino Champ, in grand finals. In SSF4 AE v2012, he eliminated another EVO champion, DM|Xian, and brought home the gold after netting 6 wins over EG|Justin Wong.

In an interview with Rod "Slasher" Breslau over at GameSpot, AGE|NYChrisG discussed these victories, and what was going through his mind during the event. Although he ended up wining first place in both games, Chris wasn't very hopeful about wining SSF4 AE v2012, and had only UMvC3 on his mind.

Hit the jump to check out what ChrisG had to say on the matter.

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Updated again: Sadira's air mobility is insane, has a dive kick and more - archive and character notes from Microsoft Studios' KI stream

Updated again: Sadira's air mobility is insane, has a dive kick and more  - archive and character notes from Microsoft Studios' KI stream Updated again: We have added the Sadira gameplay stream archive, along with a transcript of notes and impressions of the character.

The Microsoft Studios stream is currently live, and will be showcasing a few of the Xbox One digital titles today.

Among the games being shown off, Killer Instinct, and its latest character, Sadira, will be featured. Double Helix Games' Ken Lobb will be visiting the studio to show us what Sadira is all about.

We can expect to see quite a bit of gameplay footage of the new spider-webbed warrior, and get the lowdown from the godfather of Killer Instinct.

Hit the jump to check out the stream archive and our character notes.

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Sadira official Killer Instinct character trailer released - quick glimpse of Orchid

GameSpot has uploaded the official character reveal trailer for the latest Killer Instinct combatant, Sadira. This video shows her in action and gives us a look at her stage.

At the end of the trailer, we get a quick glimpse at Orchid. Check out a few screen caps below.


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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback Summer Edition 1.13 ft. UMvC3, KoF13 and GGXXAC+R

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback Summer Edition 1.13 ft. UMvC3, KoF13 and GGXXAC+R Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

It's Thursday night, and The Runback Summer Edition returns with installment 1.13 in their series. All of the action will be taking place at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA, as usual.

The games being played at tonight's tournaments are Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Guilty Gear. Brackets are up on Level|Up's Challonge website.

Last week's results are available here.

Hit the jump to view the results and archive.

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Tokyo Game Show Mad Catz Unveiled results featuring Daigo, Infiltration, Xian, Tokido, Justin Wong, Kazunoko, Ryan Hart and more

Tokyo Game Show Mad Catz Unveiled results featuring Daigo, Infiltration, Xian, Tokido, Justin Wong, Kazunoko, Ryan Hart and more Update: This story has been updated with the final results.

The time has finally come for Mad Catz unveiled to begin, with some of the maddest exhibition matches we've ever seen for Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012.

During this event, you'll be seeing matches between tons of top players. You can find the full rundown after the jump, including the live stream and results being reported live as they happen.

Make sure to check out our full preview, including who our readers thought would win each matchup, right here.

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Richard 'WingZero' Warren passes away at age 27

The Atlanta fighting game scene loses one of their own today, as Tekken / Soul Calibur player Richard "WingZero" Warren has passed away due to natural causes. Larry “ShinBlanka” Dixon, organizer of the Final Round tournament series, reported the news over on Facebook earlier this morning. WingZero was 27 years-old.

Below is a bit from ShinBlanka on the matter.

The FGC is in mourning of a great player and even better person as Richard Warren "WingZero" has passed away today. He was, for years, the best Nina (Tekken 4, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection, Tekken 6, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2) in America, and one of the top SoulCalibur (Soul Calibur 3, Soul Calibur 4, Soul Calibur V) players in the world. Such a humble person and was willing to help anyone that was willing to learn the games he mastered. God bless your family as our thoughts and prays will be with you.

RIP homie!

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Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #37 streaming live ft. RayRay, CD Jr., Flux, Masta CJ, Grr and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #37 streaming live ft. RayRay, CD Jr., Flux, Masta CJ, Grr and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this post.

The Next Level Battle Circuit weekly tournament is back with its 37th event today, taking place at the Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn, New York. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Injustice and King of Fighters 13 are the main titles being played, and the stream will be provided by Arturo "TS|Sabin" Sanchez.

Notable players expected to compete include EMP|CD Jr., RayRay, Flux, BIFU|Insaynne, Grr, TS|Fooblat, BIFU|Spabrog, RG|MastaCJ and more.

You can find the brackets over on The Next Level's Challonge page.

Check out last week's results here, and hit the jump to view the results and archive.

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Flocker, Knives, Moons, GoldenBoyNeo, Marvelo, OMGItzAndre, Flux and more - UMvC3 exhibition matches from The Fall Classic

SixFortyFive has uploaded an absolute ton of excellent Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibition matches that took place during the weekend of The Fall Classic 2013 at the Team Marq suite. Featured in these sets are numerous outstanding players including EMP|Flocker, AGE|Knives, TA|Moons, GoldenBoyNeo, Marvel, OMGItzAndre, Flux, FR|Roach King, Alukard, FR|Sumbrwnkid and many more.

To check out the full playlist, be sure to hit the link above.
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Injustice balance patch hits consoles on October 1, full patch notes expected next Tuesday - Ed Boon tweets Ares changes

Ed Boon took to Twitter today in order to drop quite a bit of news regarding Injustice: Gods Among Us. According to Boon, the upcoming balance patch for the game is set to hit consoles on October 1 of this year.

Additionally, we can expect to see a full list of patch notes next Tuesday, September 24. The list will contain information on character alterations and overall gameplay changes.

Check out the tweet below. Hit the jump to see the latest image that features a small list of changes for Ares in the upcoming patch.

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PC mods: Dan, explorer Julia in Street Fighter X Tekken, kimono Sakura and Gas Station at Night stage in SSF4 AE v2012

The Video Games Best Mods YouTube channel has once again added footage of some spectacular PC mods for Street Fighter X Tekken and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. Today we have the Saikyo master himself, Dan, making an appearance in SFxT (Paul), along with Julia dressed in an explorer outfit.

You can check out an image of Dan's PC mod below.


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We also have Sakura in a kimono, playing on a "Gas Station at Night" stage in SSF4 AE v2012.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE 1.13 stream ft. Snake Eyez, Marq Teddy, Alex Valle, Keno, Chris, Brentt

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE 1.13 stream ft. Snake Eyez, Marq Teddy, Alex Valle, Keno, Chris, Brentt Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights Summer Edition 1.13 gets underway tonight, and players like Snake Eyez, NGL|Marq Teddy, LU|Alex Valle, Keno, NGL|Chris, NGL|Brentt and more are in attendance.

Hosted at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA, this weekly event often attracts some of the best players in the SoCal regional, and else where.

SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice, TTT2 and DoA5U are the main games tonight. You can follow along at home by checking out Level|Up's Challonge page.

Last week's results for Wednesday Nights Fights are available here. Hit the jump to view the results and archive.

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