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Hi, I'm Rab.
I like games.
Ever since I could remember, I've always wanted to have a career that somehow allowed me continue to be involved with them. For that reason and pretty much that reason alone, I'm going to college and learning about the different components and things that go into the videogame industry. I like to analyze videogames and see what makes them tick. If a game sucks, I want to understand exactly what makes it suck so hard. To this day I'm still not sure exactly how I want things to pan out, and I don't exactly know what it is I want to do within the game industry, but I know it's going to kick ass.

I like the consider myself a pretty well rounded person when it comes to taste in videogames. As long as the game has well thought out mechanics and fun gameplay, I'll atleast give it a shot.

My Sweet Ride:

Games I Currently Play Alot:
Shadow Complex
Megaman 9
Trials HD

Consoles I Hab:
Xbox 360
Playstation 2
Super Nintendo
Nintendo DS
Sega Dreamcast
Gameboy Advance SP
Gameboy Color

Consoles I No Longer Hab:
Nintendo 64
Sega Genesis
Sega CD

Best Band Ever:
Tenacious D


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Do you like free stuff? I love free stuff. Ask me what my favorite kind of food is. Go ahead, ask me.

"Hey Rab what's your fa--"

Free food is my favorite kind of food. Now shut up and have this free stuff I'm trying to give you. You can score the alternate outfits for Abel, E. Honda, Zangief, Rufus and Fuerte for free right now. I guess Capcom is feeling generous?

Right now all Xbox 360 Street Fighter 4 owners can download the "BRAWLER" Costume Pack for free. This pack includes the alternate outfits of Abel, El Fuerte, E. Honda, Rufus and Zangief. We're not sure how long this will last, so if you don't already have these outfits, you should click that link above and scoop them up as soon as possible. Capcom may be doing this with the other costume packs as well, so check back. I'll keep you posted.

(Via EventHubs.)

The news is spilling in about the Street Fighter 3 characters finally making their triumphant return. Seth Killian did a Q&A with Gamespot that you can find here:

Here are a couple excerpts, but if you're interested be sure to give the article a read and check out the rest of the screenshots:

GS: Super Street Fighter IV is bringing characters together from three separate "worlds" of Street Fighter (SSFII, SFIII, SF Alpha). What has it been like to balance and refine these characters to fit them within the SFIV universe?

SK: The SFII and SF Alpha characters both come from games with fundamentally compatible background systems, so integrating them together with the world of SFIV wasn't too intimidating. I was actually really worried about the SFIII characters, however. That game was built with parrying as the core background system, so in a game like SFIV without parries, would they be too weak? I'm happy to say they are definitely not too weak, and I was actually surprised how naturally the SFIII crew made the transition to Super SFIV.

GS: What kind of changes will the returning cast be undergoing in SSFIV? Can you give any specific examples?

SK: The philosophy behind the rest of the changes was to "balance up." This means rather than "nerfing" people, the aim was to make everyone stronger, though to varying degrees. Basically we don't want any fans of a certain character to pick up Super SFIV and find that all their favorite stuff doesn't work anymore, so we've actually worked to enrich every single character in terms of moves and overall possibilities. In terms of specific changes, there are a lot, ranging from the subtle, like Ryu's fierce shoryuken going from one hit to two hits, on to the more significant, like Guile's attacks having some increased priorityÖand even a brand new technique for Sagat. The number one change is, of course, the addition of a second ultra combo for everyone. These will change the dynamic of many fights.

GS: Constant iteration seems to be something that goes hand-in-hand with the Street Fighter series--obviously, Super Street Fighter IV is a new product--but has the team ever considered using downloadable content as a delivery method for future iterations of Street Fighter IV before moving onto Street Fighter V?

SK: DLC has been discussed, but frankly, the schedule for Super SFIV was so tight that we haven't been able to think much beyond this project. We did try and create more hooks in the architecture this time around to keep at least the possibility open, though the future for the series remains wide open at this point.

Ibuki vs Makoto:

And the trailer one more time for good measure:
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Youtube Version:

Orobi on NeoGaf (http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=375418&page=336) posted these sexual new screenshots too.




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There was a big Famitsu show thing today. Bunch of games and uhh.. stuff.
Ono was really really drunk apparently. The stream's over,but everyone's hoping somebody recorded some of the footage.. So right now everyone's just lurking youtube and waiting to see what pops up.

I've been up in the New Info Discussion thread on SRK so I've been following all the happenings pretty closely, though I wasn't able to see the stream first hand.
No new characters were revealed today, but the character select screen was shown and it looks like they've still got 4 empty spots to fill.. Which syncs up with early rumors of ten characters. If everything goes according to plan, we should be seeing Dudley, Makoto and Ibuki soon, along with the mysterious new character Hakan pretty soon, most likely somewhere around New Year.
Notable stuff:
-Abel apparently has an airthrow now, in which he slams the enemy into the ground facefirst.
-Rose's super looks different. o_O
-Guys command grab is retardedly fast, and he skids for a second if you choose to stop it.
-We should be seeing a trailer of the new Ultras relatively soon.
For now, have some pics from EventHubs.

For more pics, goto eventhubs ^_^

Gamespot got an interview with Seth Killian to discuss and show a bit of gameplay.
It's a shame they so viciously edited the footage and had their most retarded interns playing the game.
I know it ends abruptly, but that's because there was nothing interesting after that. Just the lame monotone interviewer asking "sooo... can you give us a solid date yet?" and Seth says "nope". That's it.

You can check out the full interview here. It starts around the 4 minute mark.

EDIT: Too lazy to post the entire blog, so go give it a read yourself!

To be honest, it's mostly just bullshit, but here are some things of interest..
-More information on New Stages should come on Dec 18
-"Are those Ibuki or Gekis kunais?" "Well, Geki uses shurikens,,"
-Everybody has their own background music
-NOT everybody has their own personal stage.
-PC version is "undecided"
-They hear us about the Arcade version, so they're going to try their best to make it happen.
-Juri is hot

Now here, have some sideboob.

Personally, I think the people in some stages look like shit, so I'd like to see more stages without people, ie this Lion King stage. The animals look great.. just.. no more crappy looking NPCs in the background, Capcom!