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Qanba Q2 Pro Battle of Wits Arcade Stick

Qanba will be releasing a new line of joysticks that will allow players to play either left handed or right handed with a flick of a switch. This joystick should be released sometime in April.

E3 Interview with Yoshinori Ono for SFxT, SF3:3SO, Future Projects

In an interview that lasted about a hour, Ono spoke about Street Fighter x Tekken, Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online, and various other projects in the future. Check out a summary below or check out the entire video after the summary.

Street Fighter x Tekken

• Mentioning that this is a big hint, Yoshinori said that he’s working on bringing back characters that didn’t make the cut for Street Fighter 4 into Street Fighter X Tekken. You’ll see some characters that you haven’t seen in awhile.

• Ono added that if SFxT matches up with Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition’s roster, which is 39 characters, that means about 15-20 fighters on each side, so SSF4′s roster will have to be trimmed down a bit to keep the sides even. Yoshinori mentioned that if the roster gets beyond 40 fighters, it gets a bit difficult to memorize moves and stuff.

• Capcom is going to try and tone down the teasers in the future, because as many people have stated, they aren’t really teasers trailers because they show who the fighters are.

• They don’t want to cut any features they had in SF4, they want to add on to it, not take away with SFxT. This was in response to if the game has a rivals mode, but it implies an overall approach as well.

• There’s a “Cross Rush” system in place which is basically a Chain Combo setup going from Light 2x/Medium/Hard to do combos.

• The game won’t have a really deep story mode like there is in Mortal Kombat 9, which Ono said complimented on, but you will see a story mode like you’ve seen in previous Capcom fighters. Ono did say they’re looking at doing something like the MK9 team did in the future though.

• “Big surprising announcements,” for SFxT at Comic-Con.

• They’re trying to blend the art styles of SF4 and Tekken characters, using more saturated colors and thicker lines to try and find a balance.

• They want to see how the YouTube upload feature works for SF3 3s OE before they commit to putting it into Street Fighter X Tekken. They didn’t say one way or the other whether this would be included or not.

• Capcom staff grabbed copies of Tekken 6 and have been studying them on how to add the Namco characters into SFxT. Namco has seen their characters in game & have been happy with how they’re being implemented.

• The “watery” graphic effect seen in the SFxT trailers will show up when doing things like Launchers and the Cross Rush, similar to the ink effect when doing a Focus Attack in SF4.

• Expect more news about the Vita version of SFxT at Comic-Con, especially about Cole from inFAMOUS.

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online

• Late Summer Release date.

• Chances are Street Fighter 4 Volt (iPhone/iOS) will be out before Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition.

• Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition has a scanline option for graphics, and an arcade cabinet mode, along with many other features that haven’t been revealed yet.

• There are all sorts of training mode challenges for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike Online Edition to help get players into the game.

Future Projects

• Creating a fighting game with all new characters doesn’t sound likely. Ono said it goes against the philosophy he wants to work with where he wants to keep things familiar for fighting game fans, without changing up the tool set and the rule book they’re used to playing under. If they were to do something new, it’d still probably incorporate elements of their previous fighters.

• Capcom doesn’t have immediate fighting game plans for the Wii U, but it is an interesting platform and they’re looking at it.

• It was said that nothing has been decided about Darkstalkers yet. Ono still wants to make it, but the project hasn’t official been pushed through.

• If a new Capcom vs. SNK were to happen, it wouldn’t be announced any time soon, as there are a lot of hurdles to overcome.

• SSF4 Arcade Edition content on the 3DS is something they’ll consider, but there’s also the chance to do something else entirely instead of just the AE upgrade, as the 3DS has a lot of potential.

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E3 Stream Aggregator

Check out Warp Prism to quickly view multiple streams. Another nice benefit to this site is to view in picture-in-picture mode to view 2 streams at once.

Tekken Tag Tournament 1 Bundled with Tekken CG Movie

Namco has revealed a new trailer for their CG movie, Tekken Blood Vengence, and has also announced that the disc will be bundled with a high definition remake of the original Tekken Tag Tournament. This will be a Playstation 3 exclusive release. Check out the video below.

Playstation Welcome Back Package is Active

Playstation’s welcome back package is currently active but due to the large amount of traffic, it has been difficult to redeem all the gifts. Playstation has updated their blog with all the goodies or you can check out the details and some Q&As below.

In order to download two games at no cost, you must redeem them from the “Welcome Back” category. The individual titles are still available for purchase outside of the “Welcome Back Program”

If at any point you can’t find the ‘Welcome Back Free Game 1 or 2’ products, the list of available titles or a game you’ve selected, go to your XMB->PlayStation Network->Account Management->Transaction Management->Services List->SCEA Promotions to complete the process.

Q: What’s in the Welcome Back Program?
A: To start, all PSN members who had signed up before the outage (April 20, 2011) will be able to select two games for the PS3 system and two games for the PSP system.
For PS3 owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section in the PlayStation Store, and select 2 titles from the following list:

- Dead Nation
- LittleBigPlanet
- Super Stardust HD
- Wipeout HD + Fury

For PSP owners, go to the ‘Welcome Back’ section of PlayStation Store on your PSP system and select 2 titles from the following list:

- LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
- ModNation Racers
- Pursuit Force
- Killzone Liberation

Select your first game from “Game 1”, then return to the Welcome Back page and go to “Game 2” to select your second game out of the remaining choices available. This goes for both PS3 and PSP.

In addition, we’re giving access to our premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus, which includes games, huge discounts, exciting exclusives and added features like online storage and automatic downloads, to all PSN members for 30 days at no charge, requiring no long term commitment. As with the games above, go to the PlayStation Store and under the ‘Welcome Back’ section, select ‘PlayStation Plus: 30 Days Free’, and you’ll be given access to all of the benefits of PlayStation Plus. Note that this will not auto-renew and simply expires 30 days after activation.

Current Plus subscribers receive an extra 60 days added to their existing subscription at no charge. For current Plus subscribers, no action is needed as the 60 days are automatically added to your subscription.

PlayStation Network users will also get 100 virtual items in PlayStation Home as a show of appreciation for your patience while Home was inaccessible. Additional content is coming soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.

A selection of “On Us” movie rentals are currently available to PlayStation Network customers this weekend only, where Video Service is available.

Finally, current Music Unlimited Premium subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of premium subscription plus days lost due to the outage.

Q: When will I have access to the Welcome Back Program?
A: The content offered as part of the Welcome Back Program is available for download today and will be available through July 3.

Q: I have both PS3 and PSP. Does this mean I will get 4 games all together?
A: Yes, as long as you were a PSN member before April 20, 2011, you’ll be able to receive up to 4 games based on the titles listed above; 2 on each platform.

Q: Are there any limitations to the PS3 and PSP games we are receiving as part of the Welcome Back Program?
A: These games are yours to keep.

Q: How long do I have to get into the PlayStation Store and receive my content for Welcome Back?
A: Access to the Welcome Back content will be expiring on July 3. Once this date has passed, the Welcome Back section in the PlayStation Store will be removed.

Q: When does the 30 days of my PlayStation Plus access expire?
A: Your PlayStation Plus 30-day access will expire 30 days from the date you activated it in PlayStation Store.

Q: When will (insert game here) be published?
A: Look forward to posts over the coming days that will show what content will be available at that point, or coming soon. We’re planning frequent store publishes offering lots of new content for everyone to enjoy.

Q: I’m getting 30 days of access to PlayStation Plus; can you refresh my memory on what I get with this service?
A: From the time you activate your 30 days of PlayStation Plus, you’ll be able to download games and game related content, purchase select store items at a discount, and have access to the exclusive features of Plus. You’ll also be able to get early access to any Plus exclusive Demos and priority Beta invitations that might be scheduled during your 30 days.

Q: Do I get to keep the games in PlayStation Plus forever?
A: Content that is free in PlayStation Plus will not be available after your PlayStation Plus time has expired. However, if you decide to join PlayStation Plus, you’ll have access to all of the content you downloaded during your 30 day access for as long as you are a subscriber.

Q: Do I get to keep any games or content I purchased with the PlayStation Plus discount?
A: Yes. Any content you purchase at a discount is yours to keep, regardless of your subscription status.

Q: Aside from the games and discounts; does PlayStation Plus offer anything else?
A: Yes! PlayStation Plus includes the Online Storage for Game Saves feature, allowing you to backup treasured game saves or access them from another PS3 system as long as you are a subscriber. In addition, you get the Automatic Download feature, which automatically updates your 10 most recently played games while the system is in stand-by mode so you don’t have to wait for updates before playing your games.

Q: What content will be in PlayStation Plus when I activate my 30 days?
A: PlayStation Plus content and discounts are regularly updated throughout the month. For up-to-date information on content within PlayStation Plus, please visit the Plus homepage.

Q: Where can I find the Welcome Back content in Home?
A: The 100 virtual items can be found in the kiosk in Home’s Central Plaza along with two personal spaces – Dragon’s Lair and the Mansion Garage. A new game – Ooblag’s Alien Casino – will be released soon (June 2011). This game will be free-to-play. As an added bonus, players that access the Ooblag Alien Casino space will be rewarded an active item version of the Ooblag game that can be played in your personal space(s).

Q: How do I access the content in the Welcome Back Program?
A: Follow the steps below to access the content in the Welcome Back Program:
1. Log on to PlayStation®Store
2. Click on the “Welcome Back” tab in the upper left menu
3. Select “Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 1”
4. Within the category, click on the “Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 1” product and “Get Now”
5. Select your free PS3™ game*, and “Download”*
6. Repeat steps 3-5 with “Welcome Back Free PS3™ Game 2”
7. Go to the XMB™ to play your free games.

Q: I clicked on one of the Welcome Back Free PS3/PSP Game 1/2 selections, clicked “Get Now”, but no games showed up. Now that option is no longer selectable in the Store. Where is my game?
A: This is an issue we’re working on resolving, however for the time being, you can still get to that content by going to the XMB and under the PlayStation Network column, go to Account Management>Transaction Management>Services List>SCEA Promotion. You should be able to access the content in the option you selected here.

Q: Why am I getting errors saying I can’t access the Store?
A: Due to the surge of people going to the Store, you may experience some blocks in accessing certain areas of the store. Give it another try, or wait for a small period of time to avoid the rush.