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Desk Goes Nuts with 3S vs SSFIV vs SFxT Crossover Videos

We’ve seen what Desk can do, but up until now, each of his individual videos have been restricted to individual games. Not anymore. Desk has gone crazy, doing some crossover combos that start in one Street Fighter game and somehow transition into other ones. First, here’s a video featuring SSFIV and SFxT.

And then he took it one step further by adding Third Strike to mix, making for a triple threat combo video that is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before.

It’s too bad that we never see Desk at tournaments. Maybe he’s not one for competition, but his combo videos are always out of this world.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, February 18th, 2013

What’s New in Street Fighter X Tekken ver. 2013?

What's New in Street Fighter X Tekken ver. 2013?

You knew that Capcom was going to do this, right? We started out with Street Fighter IV, which subsequently got updated with Super Street Fighter IV, then Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, and then Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition version 2012. The SFIV series is still my favorite among the current crop of Xbox video games, but I do partake in some Street Fighter X Tekken crossover fighting action too… and now Capcom is readying an updated version of SFxT that is appropriately named Street Fighter X Tekken version 2013.

It’s sort of a good news, bad news proposition. The good news is that, unlike SSFIV and AE, SFxT 2013 is going to be a free update. The bad news is, as far as I can tell, we aren’t getting more ultras, characters or any major gameplay tweaks. Instead, it’s much more in line with the difference between AE and AE2012 in that there are just several updates and re-balancings to the various characters. Most novice players won’t notice any difference, but those who take their fighting games more seriously will want to know about the buffs, the nerfs, the startup frame changes and so on.

For example, you’ll find that the meter gain for Akuma has mostly been reduced. A whiffed gohadoken, for example, has been reduced from 15 to 5, while even the meter gain on hit has been reduced from 40 to 20. Meanwhile, a whiffed Hyakki Gojin (demon flip) increases from 5 to 10 on meter gain, but a hit Demon Flip gets reduced from 40 to 30. It’s also important to note that a whiffed hadouken from Ryu has been reduced to a 0 meter gain too. The same is true of a whiffed air hurricane kick from Ryu and a whiffed rolling attack (ball) from Blanka. I do like how Blanka now has full invincibility with his Grand Shave Roll until the hit box becomes active though.

A list of all the tweaks and changes to all the Street Fighter characters — including both the originals like Ryu, Guile and Rolento, as well as the DLC characters like Blanka and Elena — has been posted on Capcom Unity. A changelog for the Tekken side of the fight should be made available soon.

UPDATE: The changelog for some of the Tekken characters–plus Sony exclusive characters Toro, Megaman, and Cole–is now up on Capcom Unity too.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, October 22nd, 2012

Desk Combo Video: Street Fighter X Tekken DLC Characters Solo Combos

Desk Combo Video: Street Fighter X Tekken DLC Characters

Desk is back to his crazy combo video ways. The batch of DLC characters for Street Fighter X Tekken has been officially released and Desk has a video with a series of solo combos. Check out combos for Elena, Guy, JACK-X, Sakura, Lei, Blanka, Cody, Alisa, Christie, Bryan, Dudley and Lars (in that order). Most of them are capped by an ultra combo, unsurprisingly.

In case you missed them, he also has several videos with more Street Fighter X Tekken combos, including a “God-like” 101-hit combo for your gawking pleasure. K.O.

Posted by: Akuma on Wednesday, August 8th, 2012