Tuesday, July 31, 2012

DoA5: Balance Test combos #2 (Video)

The second Dead or Alive 5 (DoA5) balance test combo video has been posted by Tecmo Koei. The video features Ayane, Hayate, Tina, Bass, Zack, and Sarah.

SFxT: Sakura 39-hit combo by Desk

Maximilian isn't the only consistent Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) uploader. Desk hasn't left Capcom's side since his first fighting game from the company. He's even purchased the DLC characters for SFxT.

This 39-hit solo combo belongs to Street Fighter's Sakura who is included with 11 other characters in the DLC pack available on Xbox Live and PSN.

Watch the combo below.

SFxT: Lars trials by Maximilian (Video)

Dudley isn't the only Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) DLC character Maximilian is covering. He has uploaded trials and impressions of one of his most anticipated characters, Lars.

Persona 4 Arena network patch going into testing phase

Time to plug up the holes.

Persona 4 Arena may not be released in North America until August 7, but Japan already has their hands on the Atlus and Arc System Works fighter. The PS3 version of the game is said to run smooth online. The Xbox 360 version is a different story.

Reports say the Xbox 360 version of Persona 4 Arena is extremely laggy online. Atlus (via Andriasang) has acknowledged the issue and says a network patch is getting ready for testing.

SFxT: Dudley trials by Maximilian (Video)

Maximilian hasn't been shy about his excitement for Street Fighter x Tekken's (SFxT) DLC characters. He puts Dudley's trials on fast forward while giving his impressions on how the character works in SFxT.

SFxT DLC characters available now on PSN and Xbox Live

The disc-locked DLC content for Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) has arrived.

Despite being hindered by controversy, Capcom has indeed released the 12 DLC characters for SFxT. These include Elena, Dudley, Blanka, Sakura, Cody, Guy, Alisa, Lars, Bryan, Jack, Lei and Christie. This will cost you 1,600 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or $19.99 on PSN.

Today's (July 31) update also includes a balance patch. For more on the 1.06 patch, visit Capcom-Unity.

Fernando's POV: Meh.

UMvC3: New Team Open Lobby Day 6 (Video)

What we thought was the end of Maximilian's week of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) may have just been the beginning. He has uploaded the sixth day to his new team open lobby.

Monday, July 30, 2012

SFxT: "Online Warrior" episode #15


That's how many episodes Maximilian has uploaded of the Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) edition of the "Online Warrior." For this episode Max talks about the comeback mechanic.

Watch it below.

BBCS:EX: Bang Shishigami "Steel Rainsistance" (Video)

Another Blazblue Continuum Shift: Extend (BBCS:EX) combo video? I wonder who made it. Of course it's none other than Jourdal delivering another intense combo movie on behalf of Superscience titled, "Steel Rainsistance." Bang Shishigami is the star of this production.

Steam approval still pending for AE v.2012 1.07 patch

Steam users will have to wait a tad bit longer for their Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) patch.

The 1.07 AE v.2012 patch was expected to hit steam tomorrow (July 31). Capcom-Unity all but revealed a stop to those plans. The patch is still waiting approval from Valve and is not expected to be released until at least the end of the week.

See the full status update below.

Persona 4 Arena: Labrys combos by PersonaWorld (Video)

August 7 may be the North American release date for Persona 4 Arena but PersonaWorld refuses to wait. The uploader has already posted a Labrys combo video. With the game not even hitting the United States yet, one can only wonder how much deeper these combos can get in the future.

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament in Texas results

Austin, Texas was the home of the first Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament event.

Hundreds of tournament goers attended the Marchesa Event Center in hopes of taking home the first place prize. Arcade Edition v.2012, SFxT, 3rd Strike, and Turbo HD Remix were played.

Top players such as Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, WolfKrone, fLoE, and many more entered the tournaments. Who took home first place prizes? Head past the jump to find out.

UMvC3: New Team Open Lobby days 4 and 5

Maximilian has finished his Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) open lobby with new teams. Day four is below. You can watch the fifth and final day of the new team open lobby, after the jump.

TTT2: Fight Lab Trailer

Namco Bandai has been pulling out all the stops in preparation for the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2). The company has released a new trailer showcasing the game's Fight Lab.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: "Online Warrior" episode #17 (Video)

"EX SHORYUKEN!" That's the title of Maximilian's latest Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike edition of the "Online Warrior." This episode sees Max using Dudley for most of his ranked matches but he also uses Ken.

UMvC3: "Ask Max" episode #2: With SFxT Scramble Battle

Time for another episode of "Ask Max."

Episode two sees Maximilian playing scramble battle in Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) while answering fan questions. Some questions asked regard Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sony PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, working for Capcom, and more.

Watch the second episode of "Ask Max" below.

UFC Undisputed 3: "FAILED Road to 100 Ranked Victories" episode #2 (Video)

You win some you lose some. SFAVerdi has uploaded the second episode to his "FAILED Road to 100 Ranked Victories" UFC Undisputed 3 series. In this episode, he falls short using Chad Mendes against a Mark Hominick player.

Rumor: Raiden, Dante, Sackboy, Ratchet, and more coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

via Reddit. Click on the image for a larger picture.
Leak or hoax?

New rumors have spread rampantly on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Hearsay may not hold a lot of weight when it comes to gaming, but pictures certainly do. If these images from Reddit and NeoGAF are correct, we now know a bevy of new characters and stages.

Over at Reddit, 696Ly released images that reveal Raiden (Metal Gear Rising), Dante (New Devil May Cry), Sackboy (Little Big Planet), Ratchet (Ratchet & Clank), Spike (Ape Escape), Sir Daniel Fortesque (MediEvil), and Nariko (Heavenly Sword). Evil Cole can also be found in these images but may just be an alternate costume.

A post on NeoGAF mentions artwork shown in the images posted on Reddit have already existed. What keeps the rumor mill going, however, are the images of unreleased stages. FightVG.com will keep you posted as more information becomes available.

Check out more screenshots below.

UMvC3: New Team Open Lobby Day 3 (Video)

Another round of the new team open lobby in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) has arrived. This is the third day Maximilian has tested his skills with the team of Captain America, Sentinel, and Strider. He also throws in Doctor Doom for some matches.

Friday, July 27, 2012

UMvC3: "ASSIST ME!" featuring Taskmaster part 1 (Video)

The first part to the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) web series, "ASSIST ME!" featuring Taskmaster has been posted. Maximilian has been hyping this episode for about a month and part one is finally here. The episode also features Deadpool.

Reminder: Street Fighter 25th Anniversary stream in Austin, Texas July 28-29

The time has arrived!

The first set of tournaments in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary event will begin July 28 in Austin, Texas. Capcom-Unity will provide the live stream of the tournaments.

If you can't make it to the Marchesa Event Center, don't fret. We've posted the live stream. You can view it below or through the tab in our main page. For the stream, click here.

For a schedule of the tournament event, click here.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition coming to Ouya through OnLive

The little console that could.

There's been a lot of buzz regarding the upcoming $99 console called "Ouya." With 43,971 backers and well over $5,000,000 it looks like the console will indeed see the day of light. While not much is known about the Ouya, cloud gaming is certainly in its future.

OnLive will make its way to the console when it launches in March 2013. This means Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (AE) will be playable on the Ouya. See what Bruce Grove, General Manager, of OnLive had to say (via Kickstarter), after the jump.

MK9: Kenshi 42% Midscreen combo (Video)

Who said Kenshi needs meter? CHECK4900 has provided a new Mortal Kombat 9 (MK9) video and it showcases what Kenshi is capable of. Without meter he is able to nail 42-percent damage midscreen.

SFxT: Ken Music Video by Desk featuring Project Dolphin

It's the remix (sound horns not included).

Desk has not left the side of Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) since its release. That perhaps is a good thing as the uploader has continued to impress his subscribers. For this Ken music video, he gets some help from Project Dolphin who remixed the theme.

Watch the video below.

UFC Undisputed 3: "Road to 100 Ranked Victories" episode #44 (Video)

44 episodes and counting. SFAVerdi has uploaded the 44th episode to his UFC Undisputed 3 series, "Road to 100 Ranked Victories." Here he uses Mark Munoz to take on former Pride FC champion, Wanderlei Silva.

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament set for August 11 in New York, NY

It's official.

The second Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament has been set. The location? Center548 in New York City.

Registration is free, but a $20 registration fee is required for each game to reserve your spot. This will be refunded when you arrive at Center548.

Only 256 people can participate so register before it's too late. See the full schedule below.

NOTE: All times listed are ET.

UMvC3: New Team Open Lobby Day 2 (Video)

Day two of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) team open lobbies has been posted by Maximilian. The consistent uploader continues to use his new team of Captain America, Sentinel, and Strider.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

UMvC3: C. Viper TAC Infinites (Video)

Want some more team aerial combo (TAC) infinites? Here's another. EndlessComboz has posted a C. Viper TAC infinite. Here is a description:

"Notation: TAC Down, Air Dash Forward, Air.H(Delayed), Air Burning Kick L, Cancel, Air.L, Air H. (Delayed). Then Repeat Jump, Air Dash Forward, Air.L, Air. H, Air Burning Kick L, Cancel, Air.L, Air.H(Delayed) Be sure to Time your Air Dash Forward Correctly, If you do it too fast then you wont give your opponent enough time to fall and and they will eventually be too high."

Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 announcement (Video)

You wanted it, you've got it. The second season of Mortal Kombat: Legacy has been confirmed. Director and producer Kevin Tancharoen is once again at the helm for this season.

Quick Pic: Persona 4 Arena testing information

Persona 4 Arena may not be released in North America until August 7, but Japan already has dibs on the Atlus and Arc System Works fighter. See some testing information on the Dustloop forums.

UMvC3: New Team Open Lobby Day 1 (Video)

Maximilian has returned to his open lobbies with Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3). This time he tries out a new team, using Captain America, Sentinel, and Strider.

Big Two 7/25/12 results

The 37th Big Two event has wrapped up.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) action was played by top tournament goers on the east coast. Chris G, Spabrog, Noel Brown, Sanford Kelly, and many more participated.

Who walked away with top prizes in both games? Head past the jump to find out.

UFC Undisputed 3: Online multiplayer with Quinton "Rampage" Jackson (Video)

MMAGAME has posted a new UFC Undisputed 3 video featuring an online bout where the uploader uses Quinton "Rampage" Jackson. His opponent plays as UFC Hall of Famer, Chuck Liddell.

MOMO2 closing July 31, Season's Beatings forced to relocate

via The Keist

Tough times.

The Season's Beatings tournament series has gained the attention and respect of the fighting game community (FGC). Unfortunately success doesn't exactly equate to success as odd as that may sound. MOMO2, the home of Season's Beatings will be closing on July 31.

The Keist was the bearer of bad news. See what he had to say below.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Evo 2012 participants to receive SFxT DLC codes

If you participated at Evo 2012, expect an email.

This email will be more than a "Thank You" message. It will contain Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) DLC codes. SRK revealed the news today (July 25).

Click here to enter your information. The offer ends July 29 and entree in the tournament is required to receive the codes.

SFAVerdi provides channel update 7/25/12 (Video)

UFC Undisputed 3 videos aren't going anywhere. At least not on SFAVerdi's channel. The uploader has promised his fans in this latest channel update that he will not stray away from UFC Undisputed 3 videos but he will be adding more content from other games as well. NOTE: Language not safe for work (NSFW).

Report: Persona 4 Arena laggy on Xbox 360 version


Persona 4 Arena is available in Japan now. While the North American release date is set for August 7, this bit of news does not bode well for Atlus. A report from Beast Note (via Eventhubs) claims the Xbox 360 version of Persona 4 Arena has "unplayable lag."

Who is experiencing these lag issues? None other than well known Japanese Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) player Kubo. Check out the quote below.

UMvC3: Level up Frank West with Spencer & Vergil (Video)

Using Frank West effectively in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) can be a painless process. Especially when he has Spencer and Vergil to assist him. DreamKing has posted a combo video of Capcom's favorite photojournalist.

Reminder: Big Two live stream tonight (July 25) at 8 p.m. ET


Sp00ky is streaming another week of the Big Two tonight (July 25) at Next Level in Brooklyn, NY. As always Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) will be played.

Casuals are being streamed right now. Watch the Big Two, after the jump.

Dimps re-releasing The Rumble Fish 2 in Arcades

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Dimps got dibs.

Having acquired full rights to The Rumble Fish series, Dimps has announced (via Andriasang) they will be re-releasing the second game in Arcades before the summer is over.

The Rumble Fish 2 will be re-released through Taito's NESiCA system. The first Rumble Fish title saw a release on the PS2 after being released on Sammy's Atomiswave.

Watch gameplay footage of The Rumble Fish 2 below.

Capcom vs. SNK 2: "Garage Warrior" episode #5 (Video)

Maximilian has returned to the garage to play some Capcom vs. SNK 2. That's right, the fifth episode to his "Garage Warrior" series has been posted. NOTE: Language not safe for work (NSFW).

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

PC version of AE v.2012 1.07 patch to be released by the end of July

Let's fix this thing, shall we?

The 1.07 patch for the PC version of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) is on its way. Capcom announced it'll be available on Steam by the end of July. The patch was released earlier this year on home consoles.

Better late than never. Head past the jump to see what will be fixed.

UMvC3: "ASSIST ME!" Evo 2012 special outtakes (Video)

Not everything goes smooth the first time you try. The "ASSIST ME!" crew knows this well as laughter ensues often. Maximilian has posted the outtakes to the Evo 2012 special of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) series. NOTE: Language not safe for work (NSFW).

Persona 4 Arena: Behind the scenes

A game is only as good as the team behind it.

Atlus is well aware of the statement and have put together a solid crew for Persona 4 Arena. We've seen the moves of characters, but what about the folks who make it all happen?

See what goes on behind the scenes, after the jump.

UFC Undisputed 3: "Road to 100 Ranked Victories" episode #43 (Video)

Here's the 43rd episode to SFAVerdi's "Road to 100 Ranked Victories" in UFC Undisputed 3. The uploader uses Jon Fitch in an attempt to defeat a Nick Diaz player. NOTE: Language not safe for work (NSFW).

Persona 4 Arena: Labrys, Shadow Labrys, and Elizabeth moves

August is just around the corner.

In anticipation for Persona 4 Arena, Atlus has been posting move videos of the game's characters. The publisher has dished out three new ones. These characters include Labrys, Shadow Labrys, and Elizabeth.

Watch all of them in action below.

UFC Undisputed 3: "Get SAPPED" episode #6 (Video)

When MMAGAME picks Bob Sapp in UFC Undisputed 3, you know to expect a knockout worthy of a YouTube post. For the sixth episode he faces a player using Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira. The real fight took place at Pride Shockwave on August 28, 2002.

Quick Pic: WWE '12 DLC half-off on PSN Store until July 30

via THQ Facebook

THQ has announced the WWE '12 half-off DLC sale in honor of Raw's 1,000th episode yesterday (July 23). The sale is only available on the PSN Store and ends July 30. For more information, click here.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 open lobby live stream now (July 24)

Get ready for some more action from Marvel and Capcom.

The ever so consistent FightVG.com fan, Fappster has posted a new live stream. The game being played now is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3). The lobby is open so you can hop in or request an invite if you feel you can outdo the competition.

Watch the live stream below.

Monday, July 23, 2012

UMvC3: More "How-to's Deadpool" episodes (Video)

GIACDOTCOM has already posted nine Deadpool episodes to their Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) "How-to" series. Below you can watch episode two. For more episodes, click here.

Quick Pic: Persona 4 Arena story screenshots

Atlus and Arc System Works are going all out in anticipation for Persona 4 Arena. They've released a bevy of screenshots of the game's story. For more information and screenshots, visit Siliconera.

UFC Undisputed 3: Shane Carwin online multiplayer with MMAGAME (Video)

MMAGAME is back with another UFC Undisputed 3 video. For this clip he takes Shane Carwin for an online ranked match to face an Alistair Overeem player. The video lasts under two minutes so the fight doesn't go very long.

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament set for July 28 in Austin, Texas

Let the Street Fighter tournaments begin.

To celebrate 25 years of Street Fighter, Capcom has announced several tournaments. The first one will make its way to Austin, Texas at the Marchesa Event Center on July 28.

FightVG.com will post a live stream of the event when it airs. A schedule has been posted, see it after the jump.

NOTE: All times listed are ET.

UMvC3: "How-to's Deadpool" episode #1 (Video)

GIACDOTCOM has uploaded an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) video that beginners may want to take a look at. Here is episode one of the group's how-to featuring Deadpool.

KoF XIII: Shen Woo combo revision by PersonaWorld

Let's try this thing again.

Almost two months ago, PersonaWorld posted a King of Fighters XIII (KoF XIII) combo video of Shen Woo. He's decided to revisit the character to showcase some new tricks and share tips. How does this differ from the last video?

Head past the jump to find out.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl spectator stream replay (Video)

If you missed Fappster's Super Smash Bros. Brawl spectator stream last night (July 22), don't fret. Here's a replay of the stream that went on for just over two hours.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Reminder: Super Smash Bros. Brawl Spectator live stream now (July 22)

Guess who's back at it again?

That's right Fappster (don't ask me) is streaming once again. This time he is streaming Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Even though it was released in 2008, this Nintendo exclusive was a smash hit in terms of sales and garnered a dedicated community.

See the live stream below.

UFC Undisputed 3: "Road to 100 Ranked Victories" episode #42 (Video)

When you've won 42 ranked matches in UFC Undisputed 3 with few losses, you know you're on the fast track to 100 victories. That's what SFAVerdi has been reaching for as he posts the 42nd episode to his "Road to 100 Ranked Victories" series.

UMvC3: Spider-Man super jump air to ground featuring Doctor Doom (Video)

Xero18 has dished out his share of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) videos. Now the "bored" uploader decided to posted a new Spider-Man clip with the help of Doctor Doom's "Hidden Missiles" assist.

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike: "Online Warrior" episode #16

16 for 3rd Strike.

Maximilian has posted the 16th episode to the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike edition of the "Online Warrior." Max uses Q in an attempt to knock off various online opponents. He runs into players using Yang, Urien, Ken, Makoto, and more.

Watch this episode below.

SoulCalibur V: Open Lobby with Maximilian Day 5 (Video)

The fifth and final day has arrived for Maximilian's SoulCalibur V (SCV) open lobby. Max has been taking his skills to the test with the Namco Bandai fighter. If you missed days one through four, click here, here, here, and here.

SFxT: Mini Cammy combo video by Desk

Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) may not be a fan favorite, but Desk is sticking with the Capcom crossover. His latest offering marks the 24th SFxT video he has posted. Cammy is the character of focus.

Here's a description from Desk:

"Cancelling into and dashing out of charge moves allows you pressure your opponent and extend juggle combos. However, it's rarely useful in grounded combos.

Doing the same thing with ex charge specials actually makes you dash much quicker and in some cases (like with Cammy) allows you to dash up and combo after fierce attacks. It's not something you see often as it usually quite difficult but it looks awesome and is great for style combos.

This isn't something I've really looked into before but is one of the many cool subtleties of the SFxT engine that's fun to explore."

Watch Desk get down to business, after the jump.

DoA5: Balance test featuring Jann Lee vs. La Mariposa (Video)

Tecmo Koei has released another balance test video for Dead or Alive 5 (DoA5). This one showcases the latest fighter to enter the game, Jann Lee taking on La Mariposa. The last balance test featured Bayman vs. Tina.

Friday, July 20, 2012

UMvC3: Iron Man TAC Infinite from all directions (Video)

Liquidmetal (via Suaveernest) has released a new team aerial combo (TAC) infinite in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3). This showcases Iron Man performing the infinite from all directions.

All 12 DLC character endings, prologues, and rival scenes in Street Fighter x Tekken

Spoiler alert!

Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) DLC characters won't be available until July 31, but all 12 character's endings, prologues, and rival scenes can be seen now. Thanks to Fighting Game Addict, we all watch all of them in one video.

Guy, Cody, Elena, Dudley, Blanka, Sakura, Bryan, Jack, Alisa, Christie, Lars and Lei are all included. To spoil yourself, head past the jump.

Comic-Con 2012: Maximilian and Matt talk Injustice: Gods Among Us (Video)

Maximilian is back with another video and he's brought Matt along for the ride. Matt was at San Diego for Comic-Con 2012. While at the event, he played a demo of NetherRealm's Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Tekken Producer: Button mashing in fighting games is very important to average players

Frame data? Puh-lease.

Katsuhiro Harada has been known to speak his mind even if it involves verbally attacking fans. The Tekken producer has been on the road promoting Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) with his most recent stop in Australia.

GamesRadar was able to nab some time with the always busy Harada. The interview dived into what attracts the casual fans to fighting games. Check out Harada's response below.

SoulCalibur V: Open Lobby with Maximilian Day 4 (Video)

The fourth day of Maximilian's SoulCalibur V (SCV) open lobby has been posted. Max continues to create open lobbies for various fighting games and tomorrow (July 21), his week with the Namco Bandai brawler will come to a close.

Big Two 7/18/12 results

The 36th Big Two tournament event has come to a close.

Next Level played host to the Big Two once again in Brooklyn, NY. Sp00ky provided the stream in 720p. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) were on display.

Did Chris G take home another first place prize in UMvC3 action? Who reigned supreme in AE v.2012 play?

See the Big Two 7/18/12 results (via EventHubs), after the jump.

Quick Pic: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Arcade Stick by Hori

Here's a look at Hori's upcoming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) Arcade Stick. The stick will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3 Sept. 13. The price is ¥14,800, which is about $190. The stick has full Sanwa parts.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Aerial Combos (Video)

IGN has posted footage of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and it's all about aerial combos. Almost every character announced so far is featured in the video. It even includes Tekken's Heihachi.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

UMvC3: "Online Warrior" episode #37 (Video)

Maximilian has downloaded the 37th episode of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) web series "Online Warrior." This episode dives into the glitches in UMvC3 and questions whether or not they make the game.

Quick Pic: DoA5 Training Mode in action

With all the Dead or Alive 5 (DoA5) hype growing, Tecmo Koei decided to release some more images. This time the training mode gets a new wrinkle. For more screenshots and information on the mode, visit DoAWorld.

SoulCalibur V: Open Lobby with Maximilian Day 3 (Video)

With three days down for Maximilian's open lobby with SoulCalibur V (SCV), Friday and Saturday will mark the final days of Max's week with the Namco Bandai fighter. See how he fares against the competition in the third day.

TTT2 strategy guide coming Sept. 11, authored by tournament players

Ready to get schooled in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2)?

Prima is going all out with their 320-page TTT2 strategy guide. It will be available Sept. 11 for $19.99. This won't be your standard video game guide.

This TTT2 guide is being authored by tournament players according to the Amazon listing.

Street Fighter x Tekken: "Online Warrior" episode #14 (Video)

Is it really too late for Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) to thrive? Before SFxT was even released, it seemed as if its community would be going the way of the Dodo bird. That's pretty much what has happened as the game is an afterthought at best in most tournaments. Maximilian discusses the fall of SFxT in the new "Online Warrior" episode.

Speed Slider featured in Marvel vs. Capcom Origins

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins had a playable demo at San Diego Comic-Con 2012. Those who played it noticed the turbo settings were locked to Turbo 1. This had some MvC fans concerned.

Capcom Vice President Christian Svensson was asked on the Capcom-Unity forums about the lock. Svensson pulled a quote from Derek Neal and confirms a speed slider.

Dead or Alive 5: Tag Team Trailer featuring Jann Lee (Video)

With the announcement of Jann Lee making his way to Dead or Alive 5 (DoA5), Tecmo Koei has released a new trailer featuring the Jeet Kune Do bouncer. The D.W.A. Coliseum stage and Lisa Hamilton are also showcased.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Jojo's Bizarre Adventure tutorial

Lost on the Jojo's Bizarre Adventure craze?

Don't fret, SoetaSoeren has got you covered. With the upcoming HD release of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure from Capcom hitting Xbox Live and PSN in August, now is a good time for a guide. That's exactly what this uploader has done.

Head past the jump to get schooled.

PC Mods: Lady Deadpool in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (Video)

More Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) PC mods have surfaced. Usually Daniel Ortiz Vargas uploads footage of mods made by others in the fighting game community (FGC), this time he uploads his own Lady Deadpool mod.

Reminder: Big Two live stream tonight (July 18) at 8 p.m. ET

The weather may be gloomy in New York City, but the Big Two will still go down.

Tonight (July 18) the 36th Big Two will take place from Next Level in Brooklyn, NY. While the event starts at 8 p.m. ET, Sp00ky is testing out his streaming equipment and will be trying 720p for the stream. He may post casual matches before the tournaments kick off.

As always you can expect Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) action to take place. The best players on the east coast will be vying for 70-percent of the tournament pot.

Watch the Big Two live stream below.

Marvel vs. Capcom 2: Blit vs. Mystro episode #1 and #2 (Video)

Mystro has seen a lot of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) action. This time he tackles a Capcom classic, Marvel vs. Capcom 2. Mystro competes against Blit in a series of matches. Episodes one and two have already been posted. Four more episodes are expected to be released. NOTE: Language not safe for work (NSFW).

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will receive small balance tweaks for console versions

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) producer Katsuhiro Harada took part in a Q&A session with GameSpot Australia and Shadowloo. Harada discussed many topics regarding TTT2. Chief among them was balancing.

While we shouldn't expect great character changes in the future, there will be some minor adjustments. Here are some notes from the Q&A session (via EventHubs):

  • They've done a series of balance updates in the arcade releases of TTT2, and they will make some small/minor tweaks to the characters for the console release of the game too, mostly cause of adding all of the new fighters. They said the changes are minor, they're not going to change the core gameplay much.
  • Harada is also considering tweaking the solo mode vs. tag mode balance a bit as well.
  • While some people complained Steve was too dominate in Tekken 6, Harada said the data they pulled from online matches and arcade sets showed that people lost to other characters more.

Watch the entire session with tons of TTT2 gameplay footage below.

SoulCalibur V: Open Lobby with Maximilian Day 2 (Video)

The second day to Maximilian's open lobby week with SoulCalibur V (SCV) has been uploaded. As always Max gives his thoughts on events as they transpire. He also talks a little bit about SCV being a good game but it irks him how small the online community is.

Street Fighter 2 combo movie by Desk

Desk has pretty much done it all.

The popular YouTube uploader has tackled games such as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT). He even took a chance with Avatar Fighter Online. Desk isn't called the "Fighting Game Breaker" for nothing.

While we've seen Desk "break" tons of modern fighting games, many wondered how he would fair with the older titles. Considering how unbalanced fighters were in the 1990s, it's no surprise that Desk has reached success once again.

Watch the Street Fighter 2 combo movie, after the jump.

Quick Pic: Jann Lee revealed for Dead or Alive 5

Good news Dead or Alive (DoA) fans, Famitsu (via DoAWorld) has revealed Jann Lee as a playable character in DoA5. The D.W.A Coliseum stage will also be making a return and Bass will be sporting a new alternate costume.

BBCS:EX: Multi Character Combos by Jourdal (Video)

When there's a popular Blazblue Continuum Shift Extend (BBCS:EX) combo video, it was probably courtesy of Jourdal. He has posted yet another one. Rather than focus on one particular character, multiple characters from the Atlus and Arc System Works fighter are showcased.

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins release date revealed, website launches

Capcom has launched the Marvel vs. Capcom Origins website. While the site isn't complete, it already has some of the movelists for characters in both Marvel Super Heroes and MvC: Clash of Super Heroes.

The site also reveals MvC Origins will be hitting PSN first. The game is set for a Sept. 25 release on PSN, while Xbox 360 owners will get to download it on the 26th.

Check out the screenshot below confirming the dates.

NetherRealm is "definitely aware of the Evo guys" and will accommodate them in Injustice: Gods Among Us

Relax "Evo guys," Ed Boon has got you covered.

Since the announcement of Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm has turned some heads. The game features heroes and villains from DC Comics. Those in the fighting game community (FGC) have expressed anticipation for the title, but are approaching it with caution.

There are numerous reasons to believe that Injustice may cause a disturbance in the tournament scene. One reason is the fear of it being too similar to the Mortal Kombat series. While Boon has addressed that fear, he hasn't touched on how stages might impact tournament play.

The silence is broken.

Tatsunoko vs. Capcom running on PS Vita (Video)

When used the right way, an app can be a wonderful thing. An example of this would be the PS Mobile Suite PC Remote app for PS Vita. GameManxVIDEOS has posted a video, which shows the app being used to run Tatsunoko vs. Capcom via the Wii Dolphin emulator.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Persona 4 Arena achievements listed

Persona 4 Arena may not be in stores until August 7, but achievements for the game have already been revealed. The folks at Xbox360Achievements have posted the 50 achievements you can earn in Atlus and Arc System Works' upcoming fighter.

Five of the 50 achievements are secret so you'll have to keep playing the game until you randomly earn them. As for the other 45 achievements, we now know how to get them and how much each will boost your gamerscore.

See what the Persona 4 Arena achievements are below.

Message Mondays 7/17 (late Tuesday Edition) by Maximilian (Video)

Maximilian continues to reach out to his fans by answering questions. When he's not pummeling the competition in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), Max is making web series' such as "Message Mondays." While this one comes a day late, he makes it clear that videos of the series will be released on Mondays.

Street Fighter x Tekken FightStick Pro $60 off on Newegg

Product + sale = happy customers.

Mad Catz sells their Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) FightStick Pros for $159.99. If that price is too steep for you, you're in luck. Newegg (via EventHubs) is selling the sticks for both Xbox 360 and PS3 for $99.99. Shipping is free.

To purchase the Xbox 360 stick, click here. For the PS3 stick, click here.

UFC Undisputed 3: Rousimar Palhares Submission Montage (Video)

You don't want to lock horns with Rousimar "Toquinho" Palhares. When the stocky middleweight gets a hold of you, you might as well tap before you get hurt, unless your name is Alan Belcher. Check out MMAGAME's UFC Undisputed 3 submission montage.

Atlus releases new Persona 4 Arena Trailer

August 7.

That's when Persona 4 Arena will hit North America for Xbox 360 and PS3. To keep the fans waiting with bated breath, Atlus has released a new trailer of the game. While the different fighting styles of various characters are on display, the game's story mode is also showcased.

Here's the description of the trailer:

"Two months after the ending of the hit RPG Persona 4, a new threat has emerged in Persona 4 Arena!

Jump into the next chapter of the story as Persona 4 enters a new genre in this 2D fighting game from the dream team of ATLUS and Arc System Works, made to be enjoyed by fighting game beginners and experts alike!"

Watch the new Persona 4 Arena trailer, after the jump.

MK9: Test Your Might Project 2 (Video)

How awesome would it be to see a combination of Mortal Kombat 9 (MK9) videos by members of the community? That's exactly what Tyler Lantern has done with the "Test Your Might Project 2." This features a bevy of videos from top MK9 uploaders.

Street Fighter x Tekken DLC Patch available now (July 17)

More DLC? Must be a Capcom game.

The latest DLC patch to hit Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) is now available (July 17). A free color pack is included with four colors. Players can now download a combo editor for 240 Microsoft Points on Xbox Live or $3.00 on PSN.

Gem packs also make a return in this new DLC offering. Street Fighter gem packs #7 and #8 as well as Tekken gem packs #7 and #8 run for 80 Microsoft Points or $1.00.

Fernando's POV: I'll never understand why Capcom waits to release color packs. They're colors. Anyway, more SFxT DLC content for all 12 of you that still play the game.

SoulCalibur V: Open Lobby with Maximilian Day 1 (Video)

We've seen open lobbies for games such as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT), now it's SoulCalibur V's (SCV) turn. Maximilian has posted the first day of his SCV week.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Cole, Jak and Daxter gameplay footage in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

First the reveal trailer, now some gameplay footage.

Cole, Jak and Daxter have been confirmed for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Coin-op TV has posted gameplay footage of a match between Jak and Daxter, Cole, Sly Cooper, and Big Daddy.

Watch that match below.

Maximilian talks Marvel vs. Capcom Origins (Video)

With the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, it was only a matter of time before Maximilian gave his thoughts on the re-release of two classic Capcom fighters. He also talks about why the classic Capcom X-Men fighters won't see a remake.

Comic-Con 2012: Injustice: Gods Among Us character demo

Gamespot has posted two character demos for Injustice: Gods Among Us. NetherRealm attended Comic-Con 2012 in San Diego to promote the upcoming fighter based off the heroes and villains of DC Comics.

The first character demo sees Superman battle Nightwing. The second character demo shows a bout between The Flash and Cyborg. Nightwing and Cyborg were recently added to the Injustice roster.

Watch the four DC Comics bruisers below.