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Sony, Microsoft To Throw Down In Street Fighter IV Competition

Now see, this is the kind of thing that needs to be televised worldwide, so fanboys everywhere can form big parties around this momentous event.

Sony and Microsoft have been doing battle for years, but now they're gonna do it for real...well, kinda. According to Kotaku, Capcom, Sony and Microsoft will face off in a winner-take-all Street Fighter IV competition at next year's CES, and the trash-talking has officially begun. Each team will be comprised of 20 total participants, and Jeff Rubenstein will lead Sony's team, Microsoft's Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb will handle Microsoft's team, and Seth Killian will head Capcom's team. As far as we know, the participants can be anyone attending CES, although we assume you'll have to compete for a position. The event runs from January 8 through 11 in Las Vegas so if you plan on being in the area during that time, maybe you should stop by and check things out. The winner gets bragging rights for quite a long time, and as far as we're concerned, this should be an annual event. Pick a game and have Sony and Microsoft assemble teams to do battle; it should be a different game every year, and before long, both teams will start signing professional gamers like its the NFL. How bad-ass would that be?

Of course, in this case, Capcom will probably win and all this early posturing from the other two won't matter in the slightest. But even so, we definitely sense the start of a tradition...

Related Game(s): Street Fighter IV

12/23/2008 Ben Dutka

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Deleted User []
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:03:33 AM
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MS FTW!

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:20:56 AM

not even a fanboy like yourself can deny that the dpad on the 360 is like playing with crap. But im thinking the would play the arcade version

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MasLB51
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:04:36 PM

dude, why do you just come on to a PlayStation website. now that is a true fanboy.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 5:16:26 PM

Why the hell are you here again?

troll
You're the kind of mental bastard who likes to pretend as if he just likes every console, when if fact you're just here to troll and post in every article which has anything to do with Microsoft.

Go home and stay there!

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Advent Child
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 6:08:39 PM

Quit bashing Joshua. He has been very reasonable.

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PS3_Wizard
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:15:47 AM
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screw that...i'd die before a goofy 360 player won. Its widespread opinion that PS has a better fighter's controller than the xbox.

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LCF
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:16:01 AM
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Easy win for Sony,we have the better D-pad.Unless X360 users use the Dualshock 3 lol.Sony go easy on the crippled.

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Shatterday
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:20:19 AM
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You would say that Josh.

The annual competition idea would be epic.

Sign me up!

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Deleted User
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:22:38 AM

I wish we could be there. I would take you all on!

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aaronisbla
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:46:17 AM

and sadly lose, has nothing to do with consles

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noshownogo
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 11:55:38 AM
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MetalHead09
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:05:14 PM
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dude this could be one of the biggest events of comming years if they really start doing it every year. why didnt they think to do this stuff sooner? i wish i could go to vegas to see sony stomp MS lol j/k, may the best fighter win.

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Riku994
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:06:05 PM
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The advantage goes to whoever's console theyre using. Unfair if you ask me.

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crapreviews
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:21:23 PM
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think they might just use capcoms arcade machines?

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seismictech
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:23:33 PM

that makes more sense.

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seismictech
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:23:07 PM
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so how does this work? do the teams take turns using each console and switch every now and then?

and contrary to what most people say, i think i would do good on the 360 controller. i'm kind of used to the d-pad now, but i got to admit that the dualshock 3 seems like an unfair advantage over it.

i would like to do this but sadly i suck at street fighter :(

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LCF
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:28:47 PM

Capcom prolly coded SFIV that is compatible with the PS3 and the X360 on a local server.Like how S-E has PS2,PC and X360 on FFXI all on the same servers.

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seismictech
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 1:17:00 PM

sweet, i didn't realize that's possible. you seem to know your technical stuff.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 5:19:08 PM

@LCF,
Hope that's exactly what they should do.

Still don't understand why Arcade cabinets don't have controller ports.

Arcade sticks are horrible for fighting games imo. And I'd know I'm really good.

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GamerKid123
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 12:58:20 PM
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Nice, i'd like to see it become an annual thing, i bet all the true fanboys will be eager to battle it out for king and country. Wait... i mean the 360 or PS3.

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seismictech
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 1:17:39 PM
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they should do this with call of duty 4.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 1:23:24 PM
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This is jawsome, M$ is going down. This is the kinda crazy sh*t that should be going on all the time.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 1:50:34 PM

We will see!!

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SuMtOnE
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 1:36:24 PM
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why can't they merge the server for sfIIhd so we can have competition against MS in the comfort of our very own home =)

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LCF
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 2:33:20 PM

Would you really want that? knowing that it is really easy to hack and mod the X360? And all those little 6-9 year olds making racial/sexual slurs? No thx.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 1:52:14 PM
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Could you guys imagine is Sony and MS COMBINED their online service?!

Imagine the games, the smack talk. I would honestly LOVE that to happen.

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LCF
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 2:36:14 PM

And this is why you should be in a half-way house.

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MetalHead09
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 2:53:13 PM

you are out of your mind.

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Deleted User
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 4:23:58 PM

I love you guys to.

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Advent Child
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 6:09:36 PM

Haha that would be ridiculous

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tlpn99
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 4:12:16 PM
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Or they could duke it out on each of the 3 machines lol

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Bardock617
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 4:52:13 PM
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i'd say instead of using the systems just get a few Arcade Machines..........

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 6:01:43 PM
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Guess the "who's controller is better?" fight will have to go to a different venue. I'm banking on arcade sticks for this fight.

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BikerSaint
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 7:34:19 PM
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LCF,
LOL, your comment to JAI made me laugh so hard, my coffee sprayed out both nostrils at 25psi !!!
Now I gotta go clean my keyboard & screen.

(Where'd the hell did I put that damned roll of Bounty?????)

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Deleted User
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 @ 11:08:20 AM

Well my HATERS are in full force today.=]

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Blaiyan
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 8:27:27 PM
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Meh. Don't care who wins.

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cazzy07
Tuesday, December 23, 2008 @ 9:46:02 PM
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i would own josh in st any sf.only if he had a ps3 poor broke poor soul i would shoryuken and tiger uppercut his ass till he screamed ur the master and lick the dog sh** off my boots.psn id is cazzy07 if u dare?????

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Deleted User
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 @ 11:19:53 AM

ha!

Im broke but my Xbox cost just as much as a PS3?

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cegmp
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 @ 9:56:34 AM
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Sounds fun! Though I don't think I could rise up to the huge pressure.

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BikerSaint
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 @ 11:52:40 AM
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@JA360,
No hate involved, my comment wasn't directed about you at all.

Seeing how I like sick humor, I found that particular sentence quite funny.

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