Justin made like 3 solo Akuma comebacks, in Marvel, where akuma is not that great a character, especially solo. So yeah, that brought the hype, and the raise your wongers thing is indeed from league of legends streams. Once Tokido knocked out Infiltration the end result was pretty set, Xian has proven he can consistently beat Tokido. Just hope they do something good with the last Street fighter character and it's not something stupid like violent Ken. All in all, a good year, New York won Marvel, just not the person we expected. I have met both ChrisG and Flocker in person, they're pretty cool peoples and I'm glad it turned out the way it did.
Capcom posted some of the buffs for the new version of street fighter, very glad as T.Hawk gets significant buffs, in an interview Xian even said T.Hawk might become top tier.
edit: for GG fanshttp://gematsu.com/2013/07/guilty-gear-xrd-sign-begins-location-test-next-month
that's a lot sooner than I thought