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Twitch and Capcom announce Street Fighter game league

Twitch and Capcom announce Street Fighter game league

Year-round tournament named Capcom Pro Tour.

Street Fighter developer Capcom has announced the Capcom Pro Tour, an annual gaming league in partnership with streaming broadcaster Twitch.

The tour will initially focus on Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition, then transition to Ultra Street Fighter 4 when it releases this summer.

10 premier events will take place throughout the year, and any player who wins one of these events will ultimately qualify for the year-end Capcom Cup. A further six places will then be offered on a points basis.

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Street Fighter 4 online money matches announced

Capcom has partnered with Virgin Gaming to make Street Fighter 4 online money matches a reality.

Right now the supported platforms are the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Super Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition. There's no mention of PC.

The game modes included are 1v1 head to head, as you'd expect, and leagues of up to 32 players.

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Capcom announces official Street Fighter live action series

Capcom announces official Street Fighter live action series

From the people who made Street Fighter: Legacy.

Capcom has announced an official Street Fighter live action series to debut in 2013.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will tell the origin story of Ryu and Ken as they are training in Japan. The pair are the last practitioners of the fighting style known as 'Ansatsuken' (Assassin's Fist). They learn about their master, Gouken, and the secret of the Ansatsuken style. Here's betting Akuma pops up at some point to ruin everyone's day.

It's being made by the people behind Street Fighter: Legacy, the fan film that has had over eight million views on YouTube.

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Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set announced

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector's Set announced

Lavish package includes 15 discs, statue, book, Ryu's belt.

Capcom has just announced details of a lavish box set to celebrate the 25th anniversary of its Street Fighter series.

Available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 from 18th September, it includes the following swag:

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

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FeatureHow Bad is PC Piracy Really?

DRM or not to DRM, that is the question.

"Make no mistake," said SEGA this week, "if one quarter of the people that usually pirate [Football Manager] switch to purchasing Football Manager 2012, the sales of the game worldwide would more than double." That was the eye-opening statistic used to justify Football Manager 2012 requiring Steam to play. In other words, more than 80 per cent of people playing Football Manager are doing so with a pirated copy.

FeatureBeginner's Guide: Fighting Games

The ultimate combo ice breaker.

In theory, fighting games should be one of the easiest genres to define - it's pretty much all there in the title. Two people trade karate chops, dragon punches and flying kicks until one is knocked unconscious or mercilessly killed, the only real complication coming from the clicking timer (fighters tend to suffer a cardiac arrest if they break the 60 second rule, you see.)

SSF4 Arcade Edition Ver. 2012 announced

SSF4 Arcade Edition Ver. 2012 announced

Free balance patch out by end of the year.

A free balance patch for Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition will release by the end of the year, Capcom has announced.

The patch will bring the game to Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition version 2012.

At a panel at fighting game tournament Evo 2011, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono said location tests for the updated version will be held in major Japanese cities towards the end of the summer.

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SSF4 Arcade Edition, Resident Evil sales

Capcom has sold 400,000 copies of Resident Evil: The Mercenaries 3D since launch.

It sold 300,000 copies of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Japan-exclusive PlayStation Portable game Monster Hunter Freedom 3 sold 100,000 copies in the quarter.

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Out This Week - 15/07/11

Harry Potter! Captain America!

Let's put it this way: I've seen Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2. And I nearly cried. The film wastes no time getting to business - there's a bloody war going on. Potter 7 Part 2 packs a whole trunk of crash, bang, wallop. Perfect fodder for a video game. Only, don't expect the official Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 game to Wingardium Leviosa above the usual turgid memorabilia tie-in fare. We'd be Stupefied if it did.

SSFIV: AE PC patch coming soon

SSFIV: AE PC patch coming soon

Will dragon punch bugs, etc.

A patch for the PC version of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition will launch by Monday, 11th July, Capcom has announced.

Capcom has identified three key areas that need improvement.

Apparently some keyboards and gaming devices are not recognised by the game, re-mapping keys can crash the game, and Smooth mode drops important video frames.

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Out This Week - 08/07/11

SSFIV: Arcade Edition PC! Air Conflict!

Thank goodness it's the summer. When else would you get a game like Air Conflicts: Secret Wars? It's not even about secret wars! What a brazen beast! Secret Wars tackles the untouched topics of World War I and World War II. Oh they've been used before? Still, two wars for the price of one - no point separating them as they're basically the same aren't they? Oh they're not? Still, can't argue with an aerial combat game at budget price can you? Oh you can? Jolly good.

FeatureCheap This Week - 29/06/11

Street Fighter! Mortal Kombat! Lara!

I hope you're not still paying full price for games are you? As this week's selection goes to show, there's a pretty huge difference in what prices all the different retailers charge for identical items, and Cheap This Week is your essential guide to finding the best deals around across all formats.

Out This Week - 24/06/11

Fear 3! SotD! Street Fighter! Trenched!

Eastern and western horror goes head to head this week, each supported by some big names. In the US corner, Fear 3 (or F.E.A.R. 3, or even worse, F.3.A.R.), supported by Halloween director John Carpenter and comic book writer Steve Niles.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

When Super Street Fighter IV was released on console last year, some people bemoaned the fact it was a standalone retail release rather than DLC. But when you consider the avalanche of new content it offered - including ten new characters, four new stages, alternative Ultra Combos and dramatic changes to the general character balancing - it was clear that Capcom was offering a pseudo-sequel rather than a by-the-numbers update.

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, however, is an entirely different kettle of fists. Although it's allegedly the final act in the SFIV series, it's less of a dramatic overhaul and more of a methodical upgrade.

The most apparent addition are the four new characters who appear as tantalising bookends on the expanded character select screen, bringing the tally up to an impressive 39. In terms of Street Fighter mythology, Evil Ryu is Ryu after he's gone berserk, while Oni seems to be Akuma after he's progressed to the Super Saiyan level above Shin Akuma.

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EU PlayStation Store update 8th June

EU PlayStation Store update 8th June

BG&E HD at nearly twice Xbox price.

Glorious last-gen adventure Beyond Good and Evil arrives in HD on PSN today - but at a price. At £11.99, the PSN version is almost double the cost of BG&E HD's Xbox Live Arcade release.

An 800 MSP price was one of the reasons BG&E HD scored 9/10 on Eurogamer. One reason, but far from all.

A downloadable version of electrifying new open world sequel inFamous 2 is available today for lazy people. It costs a full RRP of £50.

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PC Street Fighter IV: AE DRM detailed

Much of the game unplayable offline.

You'll need a persistent internet connection to get the most out of Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition on the PC, developer Capcom has admitted.

EVO 2011: Daigo enters MVC3 ring

Are you watching, Justin Wong?

Japanese fighting game legend Daigo "The Beast" Umehara has thrown down the gauntlet to his Western rivals and declared he will enter the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ring at this year's Evo Tournament.

Capcom: we'll keep our fighters in check

"BloodStorm we knew was garbage."

Capcom has promised fighting game fans it won't repeat the mistakes of the nineties and run Street Fighter and its other fighting games into the ground with multiple titles and overly complex mechanics.

SSFIV AE confirmed for consoles, PC

SSFIV AE confirmed for consoles, PC

As DLC and retail release.

Capcom has confirmed the launch of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition for home consoles and PC.

The PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the Arcade Edition launch as downloadable content on 7th June for those who own Super Street Fighter IV, and as a full retail game with all the content included on 24th June.

It costs 1200 MS points or £11.99 / €14.99 / $14.99. The retail version is yet to be priced.

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SSFIV Arcade Edition DLC confirmed?

SSFIV Arcade Edition DLC confirmed?

Leaked trailer spills the beans.

The four exclusive Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition fighters are on their way to consoles as a single DLC pack, according to a leaked trailer.

The clip, originally hosted by ConsoleTECH but since removed by Capcom, confirms that Street Fighter III's Yun and Yang, Evil Ryu and new character Oni will be made available on console as downloadable content.

There are new animated prologue and ending cinematics for all four, as well as support for additional alternative costumes.

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