256w ago - Capcom Senior Community Manager Seth Killian was on the Unity Boards recently to clear up some things about the PlayStation 3 version of Street Fighter 4, and here are his comments:
What's up with the load times on PlayStation 3 version of Street Fighter IV?
Seth: The recently shown builds were final in terms of contents, but were not actual retail discs. They are development ROM discs, which play on development kits.
Dev kit units are known to be a bit trickier than retail, and things occasionally have odd glitches there, but regardless of any she-said, he-said nonsense, when everything is working right, nobody noticed any differences between PS3 and Xbox load times (this was explicitly measured by Gamespot during TGS, since they couldn't find any graphical differences to complain about, but they didn't see load time differences either).
Capcom had PS3 and Xbox SFIV running literally side by side all week at CES with no shame - if there had been some loading difference between the two the hundreds of press who came through would have been all over it, and we might have even tried to avoid putting the two machines near one another.
We didn't because the game loads perfectly fast on both systems, especially...
256w ago - GamesRadar's sister mag PSM3 UK has printed their review of Street Fighter IV, and based on their review it fits the bill as defining the past and future of beat-em-ups!
PSM3 scored it a 95, and concluded that Capcom has given Street Fighter back to the people where it belongs.
To quote: With SFIV, Capcom have defined what it is to be a fighting game in the twenty-first century just like they did in the twentieth.
That meant dumping the missteps taken by Street Fighter III, and drawing from the very best moments of the series - the accessibility of Street Fighter II, the pace and style of Alpha, and the fluidity and depth of Third Strike.
SFIV had to be a Street Fighter that can be played by anyone who's ever picked up Street Fighter II, and a Street Fighter that gives everyone all the help they'll need if they're starting completely from scratch.
It's effortlessly both of those things. While every other fighting game has become an elitist club for the best of the best, Capcom have given Street Fighter back to the people, where it belongs. It's in all our blood, after all.
257w ago - Capcom's Street Fighter 4 is already available at arcades, but it's also preparing for release on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles.
From the video's caption:
Street Fighter 4 from Capcom is already out in the arcades but is preparing for its release on PS3 and Xbox 360. This gameplay clip has Martial Arts master Fei Long fighting the MI6 agent bombshell Cammy.
Check it out below, courtesy of doublespy via GameVideos!
257w ago - Today Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein shared how some lucky fans can compete in a tournament with the winner being awarded a Collector's Edition Street Fighter IV as follows:
Sure, who doesn't want to get their hands on Street Fighter IV more than a month before it'll be in stores? Well, Capcom is offering some PlayStation.Blog readers the chance to do just that, later this week in Las Vegas.
Better yet, your Dragon Punches, Flash Kicks, and That-Thing-Vega-Does-Where-He-Jumps-Off-The-Edge-Of-The-Screen-And-Suplexes-Fools will count for Team PlayStation in a friendly bout vs the readers of Microsoft's Major Nelson!
Here's how it works: We'll hold a tournament on the PLAYSTATION 3 version of Street Fighter IV to determine the best PlayStation player. This fantastic and charismatic individual will be awarded a Collector's Edition Street Fighter IV, before taking on the Microsoft winner. This person will then be victorious, because they're just that special. Capiche?
Do you think you're that person? Well, if you're 18 or older *and* will be in Las Vegas this Saturday (January 10th) *and* know how to pull off a Super, email firstname.lastname@example.org...