Sunday, September 30, 2012

PC Mods: Shao Kahn in Street Fighter x Tekken (Video)

When you put Mortal Kombat's Shao Kahn in Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT), you can expect violence. That's exactly what Segadordelinks (via Daniel Ortiz Vargas) has done. Joining Kahn is Moedjoer's Samurai Ryu.

GameUnderground streaming Tournament Spectacular now (Sept. 30)

 If you thought Season's Beatings was the end all be all today (Sept. 30), think again.

GameUnderground is streaming Tournament Spectacular. As of this writing, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) action. Sanford Kelly's Oni was just defeated by CV Teque's Makoto.

Watch the live tournament below.

IPW streaming Real Honest Sunday right now (Sept. 30)

The finale is now in session.

IPW is now (Sept. 30) live streaming Real Honest Sunday. The west coast tournament finals are being held at SouthTown Arcade. Last night IPW streamed Saturday Night Snapback. will post the finals of both tournaments soon. Watch Real Honest Sunday, after the jump.

Dead or Alive 5: Story Mode Parts 4 & 5 by Maximilian (Video)

Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) is gaining steam. With a new fighting game getting off to a good start, now is the perfect time for Maximilian to continue his story mode with the game. Here are parts four and five.

Quick Pic: Dhalsim uses neck as jump rope for Ryu and Cammy

Who needs a jump rope when you have Dhalsim? This fan art (via Street Fighter Facebook Page) shows Cammy and Ryu playing with Dhalsim's neck.

"WEEK OF!" Marvel vs. Capcom Part 3 by Maximilian (Video)

Here's the third part to Maximilian's online adventures with Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC). He's been using MvC Origins to provide live commentary of his matches. Whether or not he'll dive into Marvel Super Heroes next week remains to be seen.

Street Fighter x Tekken being streamed by AutoMattock now (Sept. 30)

Not interested in the Season's Beatings action?

If the answer is yes, then AutoMattock has an alternative for you. He is now (Sept. 30) streaming Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT). While the game may not have the hottest hype train, AutoMattck has stuck with it.

Watch the stream below.

Quick Pic: GameStop pre-order Injustice: Gods Among Us deal offers Red Son pack

GameStop continues to dish out pre-order deals. You can get the Red Son pack if you pre-order Injustice: Gods Among Us at GameStop. This includes skins for Superman, Wonder Woman, and Solomon Grundy. You'll also receive 20 additional mission. Source: Trendy Gamers.

AE v.2012: Combo Preview and Retrospective by Desk (Video)

Desk has posted a combo video preview and retrospective of his past Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) work. The full video will be available in November. His past work includes Makoto, Juri, Ryu, Akuma, Rose, Sakura, and Abel.

New patch notes detailed for Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition

It's been a while since we heard of plans for a Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition patch.

Back in June, Dave Lang of Iron Galaxy revealed there were plans for a new patch for 3rd Strike. Since that time, we hadn't heard of anything significant. That ends now as Lang went back to the Iron Galaxy blog with new patch notes.

There's still no news on when the patch will be completed. See the patch notes below.

"WEEK OF!" Marvel vs. Capcom Part 2 by Maximilian (Video)

Maximilian has taken another crack at the online modes of Marvel vs. Capcom. He once again provides live commentary. If you missed part one, click here.

Friday, September 28, 2012

Quick Pic: Shadaloo Elites from Street Fighter by TixieLix

There's something to be said about Street Fighter villains posing. While Cammy and Sagat have now used their abilities to fight evil, they were once part of the Shadaloo lead by M. Bison. This fan art by TixieLix also displays Balrog and Vega.

Dead or Alive 5: Story Mode Part 3 by Maximilian (Video)

Once a fight fan, always a fight fan. Maximilian has uploaded the third part to his adventure with the Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) story mode. Max once again runs through the campaign and gives his thoughts as events occur. If you missed parts one and two, click here and here.

8 Way Run Streaming My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic now (Sept. 28)

Believe it or not, this is really happening.

8 Way Run is streaming (Sept. 28) My Little Pony: Fighting is Magic. The event the game is being played in is Canterlot Gardens in Strongsville, Ohio. The location is less than an hour away from Season's Beatings: Ascension.

Watch the action below.

"WEEK OF!" Marvel vs. Capcom Part 1 by Maximilian (Video)

Maximilian is using Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins to take his MvC skills online. The popular uploader has begun his "WEEK OF!" series with live commentary as his matches roll along.

Quick Pic: Street Fighter x Tekken PS Vita box art

Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) is coming to the PS Vita on Oct. 23 and the official box art has been revealed. The cover showcases Street Fighter's Ryu, Blanka, Sakura, and Guy. From the Tekken side there's Kazuya, Christie, Bryan, and Jack-X.

UMvC3: Strider Level 3 combo with Dante Assist (Video)

Sometimes a little help goes a long way. SwagnetoManiac has posted his latest combo video featuring Strider Hiryu who gets an assist from Dante. If only he had answered the call by Maximilian sooner.

Reminder: Season's Beatings: Ascension starts today (Sept. 28)

Tis the season once again.

Season's Beatings: Ascension will begin today (Sept. 28) in Cleveland, Ohio. The event will showcase fighting games such as Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), Mortal Kombat 9 (MK9), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2), and more.

UMvC3, Persona 4 Arena (P4A), and SoulCalibur V (SCV) will be played today. Various streamers will stream the major tournaments. will add more streams of Season's Beatings in the tabs on the homepage.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

A look at Yestercades by Hold Back To Block (Video)

Hold Back To Block recently took a trip to Red Bank, New Jersey for their "Quarter on a Ledge" series. They visited Yestercades and interviewed the Arcade's owner Ken Kalada. The video also showcases the shop's various pinball machines, cabinets, and current generation console setups.

Big Two 9/26/12 Quick Results

No Sp00ky, no problem.

The 46th Big Two event was held at Next Level in Brooklyn, NY last night (Sept. 26). Bifuteki was on streaming duties as Sp00ky went to Cleveland, Ohio for Season's Beatings: Ascension, which begins tomorrow.

Many top players attended the Big Two to get some last minute competition before Ascension. See who reigned supreme (via SRK), after the jump.

Dead or Alive 5: Story Mode Part 2 by Maximilian (Video)

Get ready for another round of Dead or Alive 5's (DoA 5) story mode by Maximilian. As with part one you get to hear Max's thoughts on the story and matches as they progress.

Quick Pic: E. Honda fan art by Dasael

Never doubt the creativity of fans. The official Street Fighter Facebook page has once again posted fan art from Deviant Art. This one showcases E. Honda and was created by Dasael.

Dead or Alive 5: Story Mode Part 1 by Maximilian (Video)

Lots of Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) news today. Maximilian recently picked up the Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja fighter. Rather than plunge into the game's online modes, Max has decided to take a look at the story mode.

Peaceful Jay streaming Dead or Alive 5 now (Sept. 27)

He's at it again.

Peaceful Jay has added another fighting game to his library. The popular streamer is airing Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) live now (Sept. 27). If you have the Xbox 360 version of the game and an active Live account, you can look for PJS Live Stream and test your luck on the stream.

Don't miss the live action, watch it below.

Quick Quote: Team Ninja tried to 'tone down' sex appeal but fans wanted bigger boobs

"We were getting feedback from the overseas offices to tone down the sexuality -- to tone down the sexiness of the game, and of the characters. We actually got a lot of feedback from people who were playing it, saying, 'We want bigger breasts. Make the characters more like that.' That was kind of surprising."
Give them boobs or give them death! Remember when Team Ninja wanted to tone down Dead or Alive 5's (DoA 5) sex appeal? Remember when they didn't? We now know why that's the case and fans have themselves to thank says the game's director Yohei Shimbori. He explained to Gamasutra (via EventHubs) that fans wanted bigger breasts.

Dead or Alive 5: Mila Infinite Discovered (Video)

Fighting games are forever plagued by infinites. If you thought Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) was safe from endless combos, think again. Anthony Gamer decided to head to the lab after he was caught in an infinite online from a Mila player. Here he demonstrates how it works.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

MvC Origins: Maximilian vs. DSP and others in Ranked Matches (Video)

Maximilian wasted little time getting into the online modes of Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins. In fact, the popular uploader dove head first into ranked matches with competitors such as DarkSydePhil (DSP).

Big Two being streamed by Bifuteki right now (Sept. 26)

Despite the delay and lack of Team Sp00ky, the show moves on.

Bifuteki is now (Sept. 26) streaming the Big Two live from Next Level in Brooklyn, NY. Sp00ky is getting prepared for Season's Beatings: Ascension this weekend and left the venue early. You can still expect some Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) action. The rest of the lineup is up in the air.

The stream was delayed due to 3G service. As of this writing, the stream is still experiencing issues. It's possible that the event will go on but be unaired if connection errors persist.

Watch the live stream (if it airs) below.

TTT2: Limbless Kazuya Customization Glitch (Video)

Dragon Crests has posted a new Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) video that is sure to turn some heads. The clip showcases Kazuya with missing limbs. This glitch is the result of messing around with the customization options.

Arturo Sanchez streaming MvC Origins now (Sept. 26)

It has begun.

Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins is out now on the Xbox Live Marketplace and the PSN Store. Arturo "TS Sabin" Sanchez has wasted little time in making a purchase. He is now (Sept. 26) streaming the re-release.

Watch the live action below.

Quick Pic: Another day at the office for Akuma

Back to the old grind. Even Street Fighter's Akuma has to work to pay the bills. The official Street Fighter Facebook Page posted this fan art.

MvC Origins: Online Impressions by Maximilian (Video)

Maximilian knows the online aspects of fighting games. This is why he's probably qualified to give his impressions of Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins' online modes. Watch him give his take on the game's online world.

Capcom-Unity streaming MvC Origins tonight (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. ET, giving away codes

If you haven't purchased Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins yet, you may not have to.

Capcom's Brelston has let fans know MvC Origins will be streamed tonight (Sept. 26) at 7 p.m. ET. Capcom-Unity will be giving away free download codes throughout the session. has posted the live stream below and the chat so you can have a chance of winning.

Head past the jump for your chance to win MvC Origins.

MK9: Kabal and Rain Tag Team Combos by Skynet516 (Video)

If you need your Mortal Kombat 9 (MK9) tag team fix, look no further than Skynet516. We posted the uploader's Rain and Sindel team combos earlier this year, now it's Kabal's turn to tag with the purple ninja.

Injustice: Gods Among Us Collector's Edition Announced

Today (Sept. 26) Warner Bros. Entertainment and DC Entertainment announced the Collector's Edition of Injustice: Gods Among Us. This limited edition will be available for Xbox 360 and PS3. The announcement did not mention the Wii U version receiving a Collector's Edition.

Injustice is set for an April 2013 release. An exact day has not been determined. The Collector's Edition includes exclusive character skins, a statue, a digital download of Justice League: Doom, and more.

You can read the press release and see the European version (via TRMK) below.

Quick Pic: MvC Origins now available on Xbox Live Marketplace

Now it's Microsoft's turn. Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins is now (Sept. 26) available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The digital re-release includes MvC and Marvel Super Heroes for 1200 Microsoft Points.

1,000: Maximilian runs through his history on YouTube (Video)

What a milestone Maximilian has reached. We always say how consistent the popular uploader is, and reaching his 1,000th video only backs up that statement. Here Max runs through his history on YouTube mostly providing tips on fighting games such as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3).

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Spoiler Alert: All Dead or Alive 5 Cutscenes (Video)

If you're the type who likes to spoil storylines then this is the video for you. RajmanGamingHD has posted all Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) cutscenes. If you do not wish to know everyone's journey, turn back now. NOTE: It's possible that Tecmo Koei will have this video removed.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 patch coming Oct. 9

What Katsuhiro Harada says, goes.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) was released for Xbox 360 and PS3 on Sept. 11. The Wii U version will be available on the console's launch date (Nov. 18). While the game has gained positive feedback from critics and fans, there are still some holes to cover.

Besides the Ancient Ogre infinite, there are more issues at hand. Gamers are struggling to get in ranked matches. For some the game will struggle to find a match even though the online community is substantial. Another problem has to do with the game's difficulty offline.

TTT2's producer Harada addressed these topics on his Twitter account and assured fans that these would be fixed when the patch is released on Oct. 9.

UMvC3: Phoenix Wright Community Compilation by Lan of Light (Video)

It's no secret that Maximilian has a following. When he asks the community for combos, they respond. Recently he made a call for Phoenix Wright combos. Lan of Light has answered with a compilation.

Quick Pic: MvC Origins now available on PSN

Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) and Marvel Super Heroes in one? Oh my! The PSN store now (Sept. 25) has MvC Origins. The Xbox Live Marketplace will receive the title tomorrow.

MvC2: BrettH123's Mega Man Buster Glitch Exhibition Vol. 1

Guess who's at it again?

Perhaps the most consistent and persistent Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (MvC2) uploader BrettH123 continues to shine. Despite the fact that MvC2 is over 12 years old, he always finds a way to keep it fresh and relevant. His "Mega Man Buster Glitch" adds legitimacy to those bold claims.

Here's what Brett told

"I chose to be more creative (and) innovative, and so I experimented
by seeing how the game slows down when combining this glitch with
certain THCs. I show charged buster traps where multiple buster
shots (and) assist calls surround the character and do 100% chip damage. I
also explored the off-screen glitch whereby Mega Man disappears from
arena, yet his sound effects can still be heard and flying screen mode
is permanently installed. Another area I explored is using the glitch
to do incredible dead body combos."

Watch the video below.

Touch Arcade plays SFxT Mobile (Video)

Touch Arcade have been known for giving mobile gamers the lowdown on the latest games for iOS devices. This time they tackle Capcom's Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) Mobile. The game is available on Apple's App Store.

Dead or Alive 5 available now

Boobies! Or is it so much more?

Tecmo Koei and Team Ninja's Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) is now (Sept. 25) available in North America. The game garnered some mixed review thus far, IGN gave the new fighter an 8.8 while Gamespot felt 7.5 was the right score. Game Informer went with a significantly lower 6.0 score.

DoA 5 producer Yosuke Hayashi has made it clear pre-release that his goal was to make the game more about the fighting and less about sex appeal. Adding swimsuits didn't exactly help the quest, but I don't think anyone is complaining.

The publishers behind DoA 5 didn't win many fans over with their Online Pass, but with goodies like this who can stay mad at them? Throw in a Collector's Edition of this game and you've got the biggest DoA release to date. Watch BloodBurger unbox the set, after the jump.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Quick Pic: Dead or Alive 5 Strategy Guide free at participating Best Buy stores with purchase of game

Free can be a hurtful word in the fighting game community (FGC). Luckily Best Buy's use of the word is positive as the retailer is offering the Dead or Alive 5 strategy free of charge when you purchase the game. Attack Button brought word of the deal.

TGS 2012: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle Demo (Video)

Namco Bandai was at the Tokyo Game Show to showcase JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle (via GamesRadar). The company is working with CyberConnect2 to release the title on the PlayStation 3.

UFN event announced for Oct. 1, Aquasilk vs. Native Impact headlines

Today (Sept. 24) PandaxGaming revealed on their Twitch account an Ultimate Fight Night event for next Monday (Oct. 1) at 9 p.m. ET. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) will be the game played as always. Aquasilk will use Zangief to take on Native Impact's T. Hawk in the main event.

The co-main event will see Mighty Kurokiba who will play as Dee Jay battle Lumina1re's slick Guy. The "Grudge Match" of the night will be Kstoute's Sagat looking to put away DMG Jason24cf's Fei Long. With three big attractions, this UFN event may steal the spotlight.

But that's not all.

Video: King of Summer Super Street Fighter II Turbo Round 3

The final Super Street Fighter II Turbo tournament of the summer concluded this past Friday (Sept. 21).

As expected, the tournament was filled with talented players and nail-biting matches. Round three would determine who moves on to the finals of the King of GGPO. Since the season has wrapped up, the summer series has ended.

For the top eight results, click here. Watch the full round three tournament action (via TS Sabin), after the jump.

MvC Origins: "RETRO ASSIST ME!" Part 4 (Video)

The fourth and final part to the Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins series, "RETRO ASSIST ME!" has been posted by Maximilian. If you missed parts one through three, click here, here, and here.

Abu Dhabi's Arkive coming to Season's Beatings: Ascension, streaming AE v.2012 now (Sept. 24)

Look out Cleveland, an Abu Dhabi stalwart is coming to Season's Beatings.

Arkive is looking to make a statement on Friday (Sept. 28) when Season's Beatings: Ascension heads to the Holiday Inn in Cleveland, Ohio. The man behind Falcon Arena is now (Sept. 24) training in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012).

Watch Arkive's live Endless Battle session below.

MK9: "Ultimate Stryker Reference Guide" Parts 1 & 2 (Video)

Dipping your toes in the Mortal Kombat 9 (MK9) waters can be a daunting task as is the case with many fighting games. Some find themselves spending hours of practice but can't find that one character who suits them. Maybe that character will be Stryker after watching parts one and two of WonderedFuture's "Ultimate Stryker Reference Guide."

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus coming to XBLA and PSN on Oct. 24 in Japan

You can decide between Heaven or Hell this October.

Arc System Works' Takeshi Yamanaka took to Twitter (via SRK) to reveal Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus will be hitting PSN and Xbox Live on Oct. 24 in Japan. The announcement was also made at the Tokyo Game Show.

The North American and European release dates have not been revealed. There has also been no word on when the Plus R revision will be available on the console ports as well. For more on Plus R, click here and here.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Street Fighter x Tekken Mobile Ranked Match #1 by Raging Gulaman (Video)

Who says you can't be competitive on a phone, tablet, or music player? Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) Mobile is available now for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Raging Gulaman has posted his first ranked match.

IPW streaming Real Honest Sundays now (Sept. 23)

It's Sunday (Sept. 23), honest!

IPLAYWINNER (IPW) is streaming Real Honest Sundays from SouthTown Arcade in San Francisco, CA. As of this writing, losers finals of King of Fighters XIII (KoF XIII) is on display. You can expect more 2D fighters to be showcased as well.

Watch the action below.

UMvC3: Nova TAC Infinite 2 by TheCompetitiveDojo (Video)

"Eat this!" Nova has been the highlight of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) combo videos ever since the team aerial combo (TAC) infinites were discovered. Now TheCompetitiveDojo has uploaded his second Nova TAC video.

Quick Pic: Zangief destroys Capcom car

Image Credit: CptMunta
When he's not fighting or performing the Cossack dance, Zangief is smashing Capcom cars. The official Street Fighter Facebook page posted this fan art by CptMunta.

PC Mods: Goku, Kratos, Scorpion, Morrigan, and more in Street Fighter x Tekken (Video)

PC gaming can leave the gamer open to a variety of options. One of those options are mods. Because of a strong community we have mods on Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT). Here's a video featuring Goku, Kratos, Scorpion, Morrigan, and many more (via RajmanGamingHD).

King of Summer Super Street Fighter II Turbo Final Round results

The final round in the "King of Summer" tournament has ended.

Arturo "TS Sabin" Sanchez hosted the second round of the Super Street Fighter II Turbo action on Friday (Sept. 21). The popular Street Fighter competitor also provided live commentary as he has throughout the series.

Sanchez updated the brackets as the final round was played. See who reigned supreme, after the jump.

Injustice: Gods Among Us: NetherRealm's Adam Urbano talks Japanese fan base at Tokyo Game Show 2012 (Video)

NetherRealm hasn't exactly struck gold with the Japanese fighting game community. They hope to change that with Injustice: Gods Among Us. Rather than take my word for it, watch NetherRealm's Adam Urbano explain to Gamespot at the 2012 Tokyo Game Show (TGS).

Friday, September 21, 2012

Blast From The Past: Marvel Super Heroes and MvC Intros (Video)

With Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins coming out on Tuesday (Sept. 25) on PSN and Wednesday on the Xbox Live Marketplace, we thought it'd be the perfect time to post the intros of Marvel Super Heroes and MvC. Don't worry fans, your flight to nostalgia city will land in a few days.

King of Summer Super Street Fighter II Turbo Grand Finals streaming now (Sept. 21)

The grand finals of the "King of Summer" Super Street Fighter II Turbo series has arrived.

Arturo "TS Sabin" Sanchez is streaming the final round in the tournament right now (Sept. 21). He is also providing commentary.

Watch the finals below.

TGS 2012: Street Fighter x Tekken PS Vita Demo (Video)

GamesRadar was at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2012 and visited the Capcom booth. The crew grabbed a PS Vita and played a demo of Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT). See how smooth the tag team crossover runs on Sony's current generation handheld.

Quick Pic: E. Honda gives Hundred Hand Slap to a crowd

Image Credit: Julian Detweiler
The official Street Fighter Facebook page has posted this new fan art from Julian Detweiler. E. Honda gives a crowd of Street Fighter enthusiasts his signature Hundred Hand Slap.

TGS 2012: Katsuhiro Harada talks TTT2 for Wii U with Gamespot (Video)

Gamespot caught up with Katsuhiro Harada at the 2012 Tokyo Game Show to discuss Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) for the Wii U. Harada dives into the features exclusive to the Wii U version such as Mushroom Mode. He also makes it clear free DLC will be coming to this version.

8 Way Run streaming SoulCalibur V now (Sept. 21)

When they say 24 hours, they mean it.

8 Way Run's 24/7 Twitch account is now (Sept. 21) streaming SoulCalibur V (SCV). Outside of MLG tournaments, SCV doesn't seem to be lighting up the fighting game community (FGC) as much as other titles. No worries here however, as the game still has a respectable following.

Watch the live SCV stream below.

Street Fighter x Tekken 9/20/12 Elite Replay (Video)

Last night (Sept. 20)'s dedicated fan Fappster streamed Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT). Rather than take to an Endless Battle or Scramble Mode lobby, he decided to stream the Elite Replay Channel. A match with known player Ryan Hunter made it to the Elite Channel stream.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Street Fighter x Tekken Elite Replay streaming now (Sept. 20)

Let there be life!

Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) doesn't have the best reputation in the fighting game community (FGC) but that doesn't mean there's no interest in the game competitively. Our dedicated fan Fappster is streaming the game's Elite Replay right now (Sept. 20).

See the tag team crossover in action below.

UMvC3: Call for Phoenix Wright by Maximilian (Video)

Calling all Phoenix Wright players ... Maximilian needs you. Another Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) community call has been sent by Max. Last month he asked gamers to break out their best Strider combos.

Masahiro Sakurai still directing new Smash Bros. game, Namco Bandai "providing expertise"

It was the announcement you either loved or hated.

Back in June, Nintendo revealed Namco Bandai will develop the next Smash Bros. game set for a Wii U and 3DS release. Project Sora still has a role in the game's progress during development. Despite this, fans had mixed reactions.

Those in favor of the change felt Namco Bandai would add legitimacy to the game as a competitive fighter. Those opposed to it felt the change was unwarranted and the Smash community is fine as it is.

Talk about the double edged sword.

What does this mean for the man who started it all? Masahiro Sakurai is still the lead man says Katsuhiro Harada, but he won't have the Tekken team with him. Harada and Namco Bandai explain to Kotaku:

Quick Pic: Batman throws batarang in Injustice: Gods Among Us

Image Credit: CVG
Batman is ready to kick tail when Injustice: Gods Among Us hits stores in April 2013. CVG posted this image of Bruce Wayne in battle. If you missed the trailer, click here.

SFxT Mobile Trailer

CapcomEuro has uploaded the Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) Mobile trailer. The game is available now for iOS devices. If you want to dive into SFxT Mobile, it'll cost you $2.99 as long as the iPhone 5 special lasts. Once the deal ends, the game will cost $4.99. You can make the purchase here.

Big Two 9/19/12 Results

The 45th Big Two event has wrapped up.

Sp00ky streamed the tournaments from Next Level in Brooklyn, NY last night (Sept. 19). Four games were played and they included Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2), and Persona 4 Arena (P4A).

Top players such as Chris G, Bloodhawk, Green Tea, Sanford Kelly, and others attended the event. See who took home first place prizes below (via TS Min).

TGS 2012: Injustice: Gods Among Us Trailer, coming April 2013

NetherRealm Studios was present at the 2012 Tokyo Game Show. They released a new trailer for Injustice: God Among Us. WB Interactive also revealed the upcoming fighter will hit stores in April 2013.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Quick Pic: Super Street Fighter II cabinets at Tokyo Game Show 2012

Image Credit: Capcom-Unity
Take a look at the Super Street Fighter II cabinets Capcom is displaying at the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) 2012. Visit Capcom-Unity to see more arcade cabinets.

PC Mods: Battle Suit Sakura in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (Video)

Whoever said Sakura doesn't have a mean streak hasn't seen the PC mods of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012). Daniel Ortiz Vargas has uploaded a mod done by Salim of Sakura in a battle suit.

Reminder: Team Sp00ky streaming Big Two tonight (Sept. 19) at 8 p.m. ET

If you haven't heard of the Big Two, I'd like to see the rock you're living under.

It's Wednesday (Sept. 19) and that means the weekly fighting game tournament at Next Level in Brooklyn, NY is here. The event starts at 8 p.m. ET, but Sp00ky is already showing casuals. You can expect the tournament to go start well after eight so grab some grub because it's going to be a long night.

Sp00ky has noted the stream is in 4g and can go down at any time. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v. 2012), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) and Persona 4 Arena (P4A) will be played. The games that will air depend on the number of entrants.

Watch the live Big Two stream below.

Quick Pic: Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Set and SFxT Mobile available now

It's a glorious day for Street Fighter. The 25th Anniversary Set for Street Fighter is available now for Xbox 360 and PS3. The collection costs $149.99. To see what the set includes, click here. Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) Mobile is also available for iOS devices for $4.99 but the game is on sale for $2.99 as part of the iPhone 5 release special. You can make a purchase here.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 DLC characters and stages to start coming Oct. 9

Image Credit: SRK
They're coming and they're free.

Famitsu is reporting Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) DLC will start rolling out on Oct. 9. No word on what content will be released on day one. A schedule for other free content has also yet to be revealed.

Like Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT), the DLC is locked on the TTT2 disc. The reason why Namco Bandai hasn't been criticized like Capcom was is the fact that Capcom charged $20 for 12 characters and charged for other content such as gems and a combo editor.

Capcom vs. SNK 2 available now on Japanese PSN Store

A start is a start.

For years fans have been asking for a re-release of Capcom vs. SNK 2 (CvS2). Even if Capcom wanted to do such a thing, licensing issues have held them back. That no longer appears to be the case in Japan.

PSN Stores reveals CvS2 is now available on the Japanese PSN Store for 1,200 Yen ($15). The digital re-release is being dubbed a PS2 classic.

It's a positive step forward for the crossover that took the fighting game world by storm.

Dead or Alive 5 Launch Trailer

Tecmo Koei has released the launch trailer for Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5). The game will hit stores in North America on Sept. 25. Like the previous entry in the series, DoA 5 is rated M for mature as partial nudity still plays a role in the game's marketing.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 new replays streaming now (Sept. 18)

Everyday someone plays Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012).

With the decent amount of daily players, it can be hard to track down good replays in AE v.2012. Luckily, one of's dedicated fans Fappster is streaming (Sept. 18) new replays as they are uploaded.

Watch the new AE v.2012 replays below.

AE v.2012: Daigo Umehara August Analysis by Tokido (Video)

Hope you know the Japanese language. Tokido has posted his analysis of Daigo Umehara and his Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) play with Ryu in the month of August. We'll update you if there's a translation.

Quick Pic: Wreck-It Ralph poster featuring M. Bison

The dictator is going to "Wreck-It." Disney's upcoming film Wreck-It Ralph will hit theaters on Nov. 2. The company released this poster today featuring Street Fighter villain M. Bison.

PandaxGaming streaming Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (Sept. 18)

Get ready for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) action.

It's the one fighting game that to many critics and fans is one of the best to ever hit the market. Despite being released in 2009, Street Fighter IV has seen different versions and changes significant enough to stay relevant.

Really relevant.

PandaxGaming is now (Sept. 18) streaming AE v.2012. Watch the action below.

Capcom unboxes Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Set (Video)

Twenty-five years. In 1987 the first Street Fighter game hit Arcades. Now in 2012, Capcom celebrates the legacy of Street Fighter with the 25th Anniversary Set. Watch Capcom-Unity unbox the collection.

KaraStorm streaming Tekken Tag Tournament 2 now (Sept. 18)

On to the next one.

KaraStorm is now (Sept. 18) streaming Namco Bandai's latest fighter Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2). The game was released on Sept. 11 and the fighting game community (FGC) has been testing the waters to see if the game has the "it factor."

Watch the live stream below.

SFxT Mobile gameplay from SlideToPlay (Video)

We're getting closer to the release of Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) Mobile. The mobile game industry has skyrocketed and Capcom is looking to take advantage by putting their latest crossover fighter on iOS devices. SlideToPlay has provided new gameplay footage.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Reminder: UFN live Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 stream tonight (Sept. 17) at 9 p.m. ET

Ultimate Fight Night (UFN) is back.

Tonight (Sept. 17) PandaxGaming will be streaming Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) action. This isn't a casual lobby as tonight UFN promises to be an event to remember.

The card is stacked with top players such as DRS Filipinoman. All the action starts at 9 p.m. ET. Here's a look at the full card:

Main Event
Mr. SNK vs DRS Filipinoman
Co-Main Event
DRS|MCZ Nashfan vs Chipmunkdown
Grudge Match
GOL Toi504 vs Broly Legs
xWAx Solid vs MMS Native
PxG IkeTakeda vs DRS|MCZ Chris3495

Watch UFN live, after the jump.

Quick Pic: Sagat uses a real tiger on Ryu

Image Credit: arsenalgearxx
Forget the Tiger Uppercut or the Tiger Knee, Sagat has got a real tiger to put Ryu to shame. The official Street Fighter Facebook page posted this fan art by arsenalgearxx.