Nothing beats local multiplayer

local multiplayer With everything connected to the internet, from cellphones to toilets, communation today was very different from what I grew up with.

People playing video games with each other from the comforts of their own home is a very normal thing nowadays. I was never really an online player, mainly because I didn't have the right tools to do so, but during my NES, SNES and PS1 days me and my neighbors would go to each others houses to play video games. If it wasn't a fighting game of some of the few good co-op games, we'd go just to watch and help them play an RPG or a single player adventure game.

Local gaming is at it's best when playing a fighting game. Most fighting games in this day and age require precise inputs, movements and timing but when played online the slightest input lag can determine the winner from the loser.

Me and my cousin finally got to play Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 together and with me getting a 2nd controller just the other day was perfect. Here is the broadcast footage of the fights. We are in no way pros in this, you couldn't even call use casuals but we enjoy a good air combo or two.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 DLC Costumes

hadouhadouken Aside from the new added color palettes to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Capcom will be releasing full on costume changes as DLC. The 1st 12 on the left were revealed earlier this year while some appeared in gameplay videos. Since this is the internet, people have pieced together all the other DLC costumes into one big picture.

I totally geeked out for some of these costumes. X may not be in the game but Zero gets a full on X costume and I think that should calm Mega Man fans down a bit for the lack of Blue Bomber in the game. Frank West also gets an X costume of sorts, looks more like a grunt from some 80s scifi flick though.

I'm not going to name all since I barely know half of the references for these costumes.

But to name a few you got Ryu's Fighting Street red hair and red shoes. Chris and Wesker's Resident Evil outfits as well as Jill's Resident Evil 3 clevage top. Morrigan's casual friday clothes. Amaterasu stole the skin of that wolf dude from Dark Stalkers. C. Viper in.... something. Viewtiful Joe in "Joe" mode (Pre-Henshin a Go Go Baby). Chun-Li's sexy Street Fighter Alpha tights and Phoenix Wright totally sporting his "I heart Feenie" shirt that he wears during a flash back in Phoenix Wright: Trials and Tribulations.

On the marvel side we have a mohawk Storm, X-23 in her (I would like to say) X-Men Evolution look. Scarlet Spider for Spidey-man (woot). World War Hulk is in there, A more classic Sentinel. Doom in his swim gear. Phoenix in her 90's Jean Grey outfit (nice). Deadpool wearing Cable's belts... and hair. To top it all off we got an Elvis M.O.D.O.K.

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Thanks to @estimater for showing me the pic

'ASSIST ME!' - Strider Hiryu & Hawkeye: UMvC3

ho! ho! Got the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 hype? Can't wait till November? Well it seems that Max and Dr. Doom got an early copy and are hard at work to show it off.

In this episode we see some of Strider Hiryu's and Hawkeye's moves. Max covers each of their special moves, assists and supers. Now I'm not sure if they got the full version of the game or just a copy of the demo for trade shows and events etc. I've sent Max a message asking about this and will update if I get a reply.

EVO 2011 Grand Finals [Update]

I just spent some time watching the grand final matches from this year's Evolution Championship Series. Gamespot uploaded the matches from the latest Mortal Kombat game, Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and Tekken 6. The Marvel vs. Capcom 3 grand finals is on youtube but the audio gets f**ked up half way through part 2 of the video which is probably why Gamespot didn't upload it.

Man, watching these matches and some of the semi and quarter finals, it's hard not to just stand up and scream along with the crowd. So much energy from the audience and so many great players gathering together for one of America's top fighting gaming tournaments.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Watch out because the audio goes to complete loud static at 3:20

Mortal Kombat: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

Tekken 6:


I am in no way good at BlazBlue but I have played it and I do have a general idea on how the game works. I can tell you right now, if I played against these guys I would be destroyed in an instant.

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Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 STRIDER HIRYU & ROSTER LEAKS BREAKDOWN by Maximilian Episode 3

Maximilian brings us episode 3 of his 'Ultimate MvC3 watch' news and leaks breakdown.

In the latest episode of the UMVC3 Breakdown, we discuss the latest info and tactics for Strider Hiryu... then evaluate the new Capcom characters for UMVC3. Taking a close look at the history of Vergil, Nemesis, Frank West and Phoenix Wright. And Why isn't Mega Man in the game?

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