Monday, October 29, 2012
I'm putting FightVG.com on hiatus for the foreseeable future. It's not easy to make this decision but I'd rather be in a state where I can give you the best coverage I can give rather than go through the motions.
When we'll start updating the site again is unknown but we will let you know one week before the ball gets rolling again. This is not the end of the site, it's a long rest that needs to happen in order to have a brighter future.
To get your fight fix elsewhere, you should visit SRK and EventHubs. These sites have been going strong for years and have been doing an excellent job at providing the community news and tips on fighting games.
We'll be back and stronger than ever but until then, stay free.
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Maximilian has been playing the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta. He's uploaded parts two and three of his "Week Of!" series with the sneak preview, which ends on Tuesday (Oct. 30).
If you missed day one, click here. Watch parts two and three, after the jump.
The first day of Maximilian's "Week Of!" PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has been posted. Max is taking advantage of the game's beta, which ends on Oct. 30.
Friday, October 26, 2012
The big weekend in Canada has begun.
Canada Cup 2012 is now (Oct. 26) underway and will end on Sunday (Oct. 28). Games such as Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2), and more are on display.
Elite competitors have also made the trip to Canada. F. Champ, Chris G, K-Brad, Justin Wong, and others are competing. You can view the streams below or on the tabs of the FightVG.com homepage.
Head past the jump to see the streams and schedule.
Now that Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace with online play, Maximilian has now has his chance to test his skills against others. Here Max gives his online impressions of the game.
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Fifty Big Two events have ended.
A milestone was reached last night (Oct. 24) at Next Level in Brooklyn, NY as the Big Two hit its 50th event. Sp00ky was on streaming duties. Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) were played.
Top east coast players such as AGE's latest member, Chris G was in attendance. Each participant was vying for the top prize of their tournament. Which players ended up with 70-percent of the pot?
Head past the jump to find out (via SRK).
Kagato The Final Boss has uploaded part one of his open lobby night on Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3). Part one runs for almost 30 minutes. The video quality isn't very high but it's watchable.
Change is in the air.
The lead man for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2), Katsuhiro Harada took to his Twitter account to reveal the game will be receiving an update in November. The update will be available on Xbox Live and PSN.
While details are scarce, there is a little to be said of the update. It's going to be free and will feature character data changes. What those changes are has yet to be revealed.
Here's what Harada had to say:
Movin' on up.
From Local Battles to FingerCramp and beyond. Chris G is one of the most talented individuals in the fighting game community (FGC). He has made his presence felt in both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012).
Just a few days after Ultra David and James Chen discussed AGE's growth on the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary stream in Los Angeles, the sponsor has added another stalwart. Chris G is the latest player added to AGE's roster.
Watch him make the announcement below.
The third episode of the Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins edition of Maximilian's "Online Warrior" series has surfaced. Max takes to ranked matches and gives his analysis on his performances.
Street Fighter x Tekken 2013 System, Pandora, and Alisa, Bryan, Christie, Jack-X, Lars, Lei, Kuro and Pac-Man changes
Weak-sauce no longer?
Capcom has posted the change log for the remaining Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) cast for the free 2013 update coming in December. They've also let it known what change will be coming to
The verdict? A whopping three seconds longer.
See the system and character changes below.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
The 50th Big Two event is underway.
Team Sp00ky is now (Oct. 24) live streaming the Big Two from Next Level in Brooklyn, NY. Currently being streamed is Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3). The other games that will make the stream are up in the air.
Watch the 50th Big Two event below.
Rap meets Street Fighter. In honor of the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale public beta, MasterDragoonJ has posted his fan art of PaRappa the Rapper dressed as Guile. He even has the hairdo and American flag.
Here is the sixth part to Maximilian's "Salty Week Of!" Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (MvC2). Once again Max provides live commentary of his match-ups so you get to hear a lot of button tapping and cursing.
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus is now (Oct. 24) available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. PSN users will have to wait until Nov. 1.
The re-release allows you to test your skills online. NerdJosh is currently streaming the game and taking his game online.
Watch the stream below.
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Free isn't exactly a word Capcom favors. Which is why it's hard to believe Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) swap costumes are now free on PSN. SRK broke the news and implies this may be a glitch. If you want free SFxT costumes, you better act fast before Sony corrects this error.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Capcom has listed changes to more characters for the Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) 2013 update. The new change log puts the focus on Tekken characters. Fighters on the list include Hwoarang, Steve Fox, Yoshimitsu, Raven, Kuma, Heihachi Mishima, Lili, Asuka Kazama, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Ling Xiaoyu, Jin Kazama, and Ogre.
Head past the jump to see their changes.
The public beta is in full swing.
Omega Evolution is live streaming the public beta of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The streamer is participating in 2v2 match-ups with Popcornman619.
Sony updated the PSN store earlier this evening (Oct. 23) to add the Battle Royale beta. There has been some issues with the servers as some games have host errors. Nonetheless, the show must go on.
Watch the live stream, after the jump.
Leave it to Maximilian to reach 22 episodes on a game over a decade old. The consistent uploader has hit another episode of the "Online Warrior," this time going back to the old grind with Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition.
Sony has updated the PSN store and PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is now open to the public. PS Plus users got first dibs on the beta on Oct. 16. The beta is open to PS3 and PS Vita gamers.
Here is the list of playable characters in the beta:
The fifth part to "The Salty Week Of!" Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (MvC2) has been posted by Maximilian. All week Max has been taking to the online ranked world to test his skills against others.
Tecmo Koei (via Crunchy Roll) has posted some pictures of the upcoming gym and school girl DLC costumes in Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5). The packs will be released on Oct. 30.
AE v.2012: Justin Wong vs. Snake Eyez Grand Finals from Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Tournament in L.A. (Video)
This past Sunday (Oct. 21) Justin Wong and Snake Eyez battled for first place in Los Angeles, CA. Both men earned their spot in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary grand finals set for Dec. 8, but only one could be victorious in L.A.
The Street Fighters have come to fight in Chibi form. This one comes from Joint Design. Featured are Guile, Chun-Li, Cammy, Vega, Fei Long, Sakura, Ken, and Ryu.
Like it or not, it's here.
Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) is now (Oct. 23) available for the PS Vita handheld in North America. Europe will receive the game on Oct. 26. This version will cost you $39.99.
The handheld edition of SFxT has been plagued by the DLC controversy. It's an issue talked about so much that I won't dare to link it yet again. Those who just want their Street Fighter and Tekken fix on the go can do so now.
Here is Capcom's press release.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Maximilian isn't the only one in the mood for some vanilla. XusesGB decided to post some old Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (MvC3) online battles. This is only part one as part two will be uploaded if his subscribers like the series.
It's been too long, Mr. Nash. Kaiser Kleylson took to Deviantart to post his own Charlie Nash fan art. Dead or alive, Nash will remain an icon in the Street Fighter community.
If it's broke, fix it.
Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) 2013 is set for a Dec. 2012 release. The free update will be available to Xbox 360, PS3, PC, and PS Vita gamers. Capcom revealed the change log from the Street Fighter side. Now Capcom-Unity has posted the change log for a couple of PS3 exclusive characters and some Tekken fighters.
See the changes below.
Drakengard32 has uploaded some new Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) combos. This time he utilizes level 3 X-Factor. The uploader calls on Wesker and Iron Man to deliver punishment without using their hypers.
Maximilian has posted the fourth part to his "Salty Week Of!" Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (MvC2). This is second week of Max's "salty" adventures with the classic crossover.
The road to the grand finals of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament series rolls along.
Capcom took to Los Angeles, CA to host another tournament in honor of Street Fighter's 25th anniversary. The event saw AE v.2012, SFxT, 3rd Strike, and Turbo HD Remix action featuring top west coast competition.
See who advanced in the qualifiers below.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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Looks like Darkstalkers Resurrection is coming to Japan after all. Yoshinori Ono took to Twipple to reveal the Darkstalkers re-release will indeed see a release in "The Land of the Rising Sun" as Vampire Resurrection.
Maximilian has posted the second episode to his Marvel vs. Capcom (MvC) Origins edition of the "Online Warrior." Despite the fact that MvC is over a decade old, the game's legacy has lived on so much that it was re-released this year with online play.
Those who may be new to the old crossover title may need a helping hand. This is where Max comes in to provide tips on what to do against certain opponents and how to use the strengths of your characters.
Watch episode two below.
Another day, another part in Maximilian's "Salty Week Of!" Marvel vs. Capcom 2 (MvC2). This marks the third part to his second "salty" week with Capcom's throwback crossover fighter.
Patience pays off.
Anarchy Reigns was set to be released in North America and Europe for the Xbox 360 and PS3 this past summer. Only Japan got the game in July. Sega has announced the game will be hitting North America and Europe in January for half the price of a normal retail title.
The North American release is set for Jan. 8 for $29.99, while Europe will get the game on Jan. 11. Head past the jump to see Sega's press release.
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus is finally making its way to the Xbox 360 and PS3. While the game will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace on Wednesday (Oct. 24), PSN users will have to wait until Nov. 1. Arc System Works has posted the release trailer for the game.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Reminder: Street Fighter 25th Anniversary L.A. Tournament stream starts tomorrow (Oct. 20) at 4 p.m. ET
It's time for some west coast qualifiers.
Capcom is in Los Angeles, CA to present another Street Fighter 25th Anniversary qualifying tournament. The list of participants is stacked. Players such as Mike Ross, Gootecks, Alex Valle, fLoE, and Maximilian will be on hand.
The games that will be on display are AE v.2012, SFxT, 3rd Strike, and Turbo HD Remix. The action begins tomorrow (Oct. 20) and the stream will start at 4 p.m. ET. It'll resume on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET. The tournament ends Sunday night.
You can view the action below or on a tab on the FightVG.com homepage.
At the New York Comic-Con 2012, Capcom announced Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) 2013. Now they have revealed the change log for the Street Fighter characters. Changes to the Tekken cast will be unveiled in the near future.
See what changes your favorite Street Fighter characters will endure, after the jump.
Another Mortal Kombat 9 (MK9) combo video has been uploaded by Skynet516. This one showcases the team of Ermac and Scorpion. Together they dish out 139-percent damage.
"Rock Will Never Die." The official Darkstalkers Facebook page has posted this fan art of Lord Raptor. The character knows how to start a party with an electric guitar.
Who says you can't throw down in an iOS fighter? GoldVivi has posted a new Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) Mobile combo video featuring Street Fighter's Chun-Li and Tekken's Nina.
While Guilty Gear XX Accent Core is set for an Xbox Live release on Oct. 24, PSN users will have to wait until Nov. 1. The official Accent Core website made the announcement yesterday night.
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Sometimes you need a helping hand.
RajmanGamingHD has posted the basic tutorial of PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. The demonstration uses PaRappa the Rapper to put the boots to Sweet Tooth.
The beta for this game is already available to PS Plus users and those who took advantage of GameStop's limited codes. The rest will have to wait until Oct. 24.
Watch the basic tutorial below.
Look who's back at it. Last month, Drakengard32 made some waves in the fighting game community (FGC) with his "Centurion Tech" combo video in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3). He recently sent us part two and it showcases more Nova and a badass version of his theme.
Yet another Big Two event is in the books.
Top level tournament goers on the east coast participated in the weekly event at Next Level in Brooklyn, NY last night (Oct. 17). On display were Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012), Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3), and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2).
Locals such as Chris G, Sanford Kelly, and Dieminion took part in the event. In the shockers of the night, Chris G took home first place in UMvC3, while Sanford Kelly won the AE v.2012 tournament.
If you couldn't tell I was being sarcastic, something's wrong with you.
Head past the jump to see top eight results of Big Two (via TS Min).
Hitboxes has posted a new King of Fighters XIII (KoF XIII) combo video. The spotlight is on Kim this time and the video is interactive. You even have the option to replay combos in case you missed them or didn't understand how they work.
The classics are being reborn.
Sega has announced their Model2 Collection which includes Virtua Fighter 2, Fighting Vipers and Sonic The Fighters. These titles will be available individually in fall 2012 on Xbox Live and PSN.
The games will cost 800 Microsoft Points or $10 each. All titles will feature online play. Spectator mode will be an exclusive to Virtua Fighter 2.
Watch the Model2 Collection trailer below.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Maximilian has posted parts five and six to his "WEEK OF!" Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) PS3 lobbies. The popular uploader is friendly to both Xbox 360 and PS3 communities.
Atlus has announced their own Fighting Championships. The publisher is teaming with Level Up to bring the event to Super Arcade in Walnut, California. The event takes place on Nov. 17, 2012.
King of Fighters XIII (KoF XIII) and Persona 4 Arena (P4A) will be the two games played at the tournament. Mad Catz, Atlus, and community prizes will be given away. It's unknown what these prizes will be.
First place winners will take 60-percent of the pot. Runner-ups will take 30-percent, while competitors in third place will earn 10-percent. You can only register onsite and participants are required to bring their own pads or sticks. There is no venue fee but a five dollar buy-in is required for each game.
Head past the jump to see a schedule.
NOTE: All times are PT.
Maximilian has uploaded the 18th episode to the Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) edition of the "Online Warrior." Max commentates his ranked matches and runs through some fan mail.
Next Level, Sp00ky, Big Two ... oh my!
Team Sp00ky is set for another Big Two event tonight (Oct. 17) from Next Level in Brooklyn, NY. The festivities are set to begin at 8 p.m. ET but may air early to showcase casuals. This will be the 49th Big Two.
Without question, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) will be streamed. As far as the statuses of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (TTT2) go, that's up to the number of entrants.
Watch the Big Two live below.
Famitsu has posted the opening cinematic to Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma. The Japanese media juggernaut reveals the target date for Arc System Works' upcoming fighter is Nov. 2012. An exact day is unknown and the month of the North American release is not set in stone.
Game Nyarth has revealed Mu-12 and Nu-13 will be playable in Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma (BB:CP). A poster on the Dustloop forums has posted a translation of information on both characters. Click here to see it.
At New York Comic-Con 2012, Capcom announced Street Fighter x Tekken (SFxT) 2013. Now that the changes have been revealed, Maximilian has posted a breakdown of the upcoming free update. He mentions what he likes about it and what he feels needs to be addressed.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
Taking a break from the Mortal Kombat 9 (MK9) combo videos, Skynet516 has decided to provide something new. He took Kano on an Arcade Ladder run on expert difficulty. See how he fares.
Major Nelson has confirmed Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus will be available on the Xbox Live Marketplace in North America on Oct. 24. The game lands in Japan on the same day.
The "ASSIST ME!" crew has dropped a big announcement. You can now own the costumes seen in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) web series. For more information on how you can make a purchase, watch the video below and visit CosBlade.
GameStop is giving away early beta codes for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. They're giving away only 2,000 codes so you better take advantage of it before the offer is gone. Outside of giveaways, the beta is only available for PS Plus users. The download will be open to the public on Oct. 23.
If you can't wait to play the beta, click here for a code.
UPDATE: The codes are now gone.
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Meow! The Dead or Alive 5 (DoA 5) "Round 2" DLC costume pack is now available on Xbox Live and PSN. Here are the details:
Kitty Pack: Helena, Christie, Tina, Lisa – $4.99 USD (PS3) / 400 MSP (Xbox 360 )
What a Character: Hitomi, Mila, Rig, Lisa – $4.99 USD (PS3) /400 MSP (Xbox 360)
Special Set: Kasumi, Leifang, Hayabusa, Lisa – $4.99 USD (PS3) / 400 MSP (Xbox 360)
Dead or Alive 5 Round 2 Costumes: – Full Set – $12.99 USD (PS3) / 1040 MSP (Xbox 360)
The fourth part to Maximilian's open lobbies on the PS3 version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) has been uploaded. Max provides live commentary of his and other player's matches throughout the clip.
The fourth Ultimate Fight Night (UFN) event has concluded.
UFN 4 took place last night (Oct. 15) and was streamed by PandaxGaming. Top players such as Filipinoman, Vangief, LionHeart, and more competed. Native Impact was originally set to meet Chin341, but the match-up was canceled.
There was a ton of hype surrounding the bi-weekly event as the main event was NorCal's Vangief vs. SoCal's Filipinoman. DMG's LionHeart was also in action, but his match-up was hit with a last minute change as his original opponent Baka was forced off the card. Ace Kombat served as a replacement.
Peep the UFN 4 results below.
The main event of UFN 4 has ended and it wasn't even close.
DRS Filipinoman used Rose to meet Vangief, who played as Zangief. The match-up was highly anticipated. Many felt the set would be down to the wire, but that wasn't the case. Filipinoman earned all five games. Vangief suffered a shutout in his UFN debut.
Aquasilk replaced FREEJ4Y to serve as a guest commentator. "Silky Smooth" believed Vangief was experiencing some lag issues due to dropped combos. The sweep came as a surprise to iRedman and Aquasilk.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Last minute madness.
DMG LionHeart's Sagat was scheduled to face Baka's Fei Long at UFN 4. Baka was forced to pull out of the event and was replaced by Ace Kombat. LionHeart was met by Ace Kombat's Ryu.
Despite preparing for Baka, LionHeart wasn't phased by his new opponent. He defeated Ace Kombat 5-1 much to the surprise of iRedman and FREEJ4Y, who were on commentary.
LionHeart took games one, two, three, five, and six. Ace Kombat only took game four.
Despite some scares, Mighty Kurokiba did what many expected him to do against IE Luken ... win at UFN 4.
Mighty Kurokiba earned games three, four, five, six, and nine. Luken gained control in games one, two, seven, and eight but wasn't able to pull off a victory. Luken was down by three games before turning things around in a comeback run. He takes the 4-5 loss.
Due to connection issues, PandaxGaming filled in for FREEJ4Y on commentary. FREEJ4Y had predicted a 5-2 victory for Mighty Kurokiba.
PandaxGaming just announced on the UFN 4 stream that Ace Kombat will replace Baka to face DMG Lionheart. Baka was forced to pull out of the event due to work. Stick with FightVG.com for continued coverage of UFN 4.
When trolling goes wrong.
The second UFN match-up of the night has wrapped up and like the first bout of the card, it was not without controversy. PandaxGaming advertised a Seth versus Ibuki match-up. Much to the dismay of the event organizer, TommyGunzss used Gen in the first game of the set.
After receiving backlash from the commentators, PandaxGaming, and stream viewers, TommyGunzss switched back to Seth. Unfortunately for him, it was too little too late as White Gun v2 took the set 5-3.
White Gun v2 took games one, two, three, seven, and eight, while TommyGunzss took games four, five, six. Both competitors were swinging for the fences but by the end of the battle, White Gun v2 was a tad more technical.
The Ken grudge mirror match has concluded in bizarre fashion.
MCZ DRS Chris and MMS BSIDA battled to determine who on this night (Oct. 15) was the better Ken player. The match kicked off the fourth Ultimate Fight Night (UFN) event.
Chris took games one, two, and three. BSIDA left the lobby after the third game and did not return. Since UFN events are done in a first to five format, BSIDA's loss is considered a forfeit.
What's next for the winner and loser of this grudge match?
Get your popcorn ready.
The fourth Ultimate Fight Night (UFN) event is set to go down tonight (Oct. 15) at 9 p.m. ET. This event will showcase Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition v.2012 (AE v.2012) action. Top players in the fighting game community (FGC) such as Vangief and Filipinoman will compete.
You can see the main card lineup by clicking here. White Gun V2 (Ibuki) versus TommyGunzss (Seth) was a last minute addition. PandaxGaming will be providing the live stream as he always does. iRedman and FREEJ4Y will provide live commentary.
Watch the UFN 4 live stream below.
Maximilian has booted his PS3 and popped in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (UMvC3) for some PSN network play. He has already uploaded parts one through three. See parts two and three, after the jump.
Maximilian is taking a trip back to 2009. He has dusted off his copy of Street Fighter IV and gone on an online rampage. Max uses Ken in most of his matches and of course he takes the action to ranked mode.
Quick Pic: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta coming to PS Plus tomorrow (Oct. 16), open to public on Oct. 23
Sony has revealed they will be releasing the PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale beta to PlayStation Plus users tomorrow (Oct. 16). Everyone else will have access to the beta on Oct. 23. Here's what you get in the beta available to PS3 and PS Vita gamers:
- You’ll be able to play as Kratos, Sweet Tooth, Colonel Radec, Sly Cooper, PaRappa, and Fat Princess.
- You’ll be able to play in both the Metropolis and Hades stages.
- You’ll be able to try out four-player online tournaments and 2 v 2 online tournaments. For the 2 v 2 games we’ll be supporting friend invites, so you and a friend can fight another team online.
Fernando's POV: The Battle Royale demo at New York Comic-Con ran smooth and was very fun to play. I'm looking forward to playing the beta when it hits the PSN store. For a beta, the features you will have access to are stacked.
Another tournament in the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary celebration has ended.
Sao Paulo, Brazil was the location that held the tournament this past weekend (Oct. 12-14). While the event may have been overshadowed by the New York Comic-Con (NYCC), there was still plenty of action to be had.
While plenty of Brazil's best showed up, two big names were looking to qualify for the big finals in December. Those stalwarts were Tokido and Gamerbee. How did they fare?
See the results, after the jump.
Once again, Maximilian has posted an episode of the Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike edition of the "Online Warrior." While the game is well over a decade old, the addition of online play last year has boosted the game's popularity to even greater heights.
Along with posting the live stream from PandaxGaming, FightVG.com will cover UFN 4 live at 9 p.m. ET with results and analysis. For the full main card, click here.