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Daigo loses to Alex Valle's Hugo 2-0, Velociraptor smashes his fightstick, moment #37 recreated - highlights from 37|Reloaded

37|Reloaded -- a tournament made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37 -- took place this past weekend, and much like any stacked event, there were a slew of great moments that took place.

This particular tournament was literally packed with highlight-worthy moments, and it almost felt like every match had something worth sharing. But alas! We cannot give the spotlight to every moment (if you want to see that, you can check out the stream archives). So, tonight we bring to you some of our favorite occurrences from 37|Reloaded.

During the finals day, MCZ|Daigo ran a series of exhibition matches with a handful of players also in attendance. The Beast's final opponent in these 2-out-of-3 sets was none other than long time rival, LU|Alex Valle.

Daigo selected his trademark Evil Ryu, as expected, and instead of going with the heroic counterpart, Valle opted to choose Hugo. Considering that the giant grappler is among the worst characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4, many felt this wasn't too wise a decision. But Valle begged to differ...


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Alex Valle's Hugo trampled Umehara with a convincing 2-0 victory. His footsies and setups were on point, and just look at that corner control in the GIF above!

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Team EG (Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Ricky Ortiz, Momochi) plus Nishikin - UltraChen TV's World Warriors of Capcom Cup

Assuming that all of the 16 world warriors going into the Capcom Cup 2014 tournament are equally qualified to win it all, there is a one-in-four chance that the winner will be from Team Evil Geniuses; of the 16 players, four of them are from Team EG.

That's simply remarkable, no matter how you look at it. The players are EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz and EG|Momochi.

Rounding up today's World Warriors of Capcom Cup roundup is Nishikin, whose play style with Blanka was so out-of-left-field that he managed to beat Bonchan -- easily the most consistent Sagat player in Japan at the moment -- not once, but twice. He also beat the top Yun player in Japan, Kazunoko, even though the match-up is extremely unfavorable to Blanka.

Let two of the best fighting game commentators in the world, James Chen and UltraDavid, tell you what makes these players so great. Find out more about their fighting style in these episodes of UltraChen TV's World Warriors of Capcom Cup match analysis videos below.

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Super Smash Bros. is now the fastest selling Wii U game in North America

Super Smash Bros. 4 first launched on the Nintendo 3DS back in October. The console counterpart made its way to households just last Friday, and already it is the fastest selling title on the Wii U in North America.

According to Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. on Wii U sold a staggering 490,000 units in just three days. This number includes both digital and disc-based copies of the game sold from November 21st through November 23rd.

Previously, the Wii U's most popular seller was Mario Kart 8; now, it is but a backseat driver to Super Smash Bros.

With Black Friday and the holiday season quickly approaching, it doesn't seem like Smash's sales will be slowing down anytime soon. If you're already a proud owner of the game, be sure to check out our Super Smash Bros. Wii U tiers here on EventHubs. In it, you will find out where each character ranks from best to worst, and you can also cast your own votes on specific character match-ups.

Source: IGN. Mentioned by Paradonyx.

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s tutorial teaches option-selects; don't have a PS4 for the demo? Watch Sol Badguy and Sin Kiske run us through the basics

The new Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- demo has dropped (exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers) -- but it's on the PS4 only.

Although the PlayStation 4 has sold over 10 million units worldwide, some of you have told us in the reader comments that you don't have a PS4, and that you're not going to buy a PS4 just to try out a demo, as much as you'd like to play Guilty Gear Xrd -- since there'll be a PS3 version anyway.

So we thought it'd probably be a good idea to do a Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- tutorial run-through, now that the demo is out in English, for those of you who'd like to go over the basics of the game and see what the fuss here is about.

I left the tutorial being super impressed with it. Whoever did the planning for this mode, did a fantastic job -- even advanced mechanics like Blitz Shield (essentially a parry mechanic) and the various types of Roman Cancels were explained succinctly without having to rely on jargon.

The tutorial even covers option-selects (although the term "option-select" was not used), in a language that gamers who have never played a fighting game in their lives would understand.

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Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- demo out on PSN now, is 2GB big, takes a bit of digging to find

"Hey EventHubs," Random_Online_Scrub writes in.

"The [Guity Gear] Xrd demo is now live on PS4 for PS+ members. Users will have to search for the game with the search bar, [as] the demo isn't being promoted at the moment," he continued.

Random_Online_Scrub's instructions are probably the easiest way to find the demo on the PS4 PSN store. But if you don't like using the PSN store's search function, there's another easy method.

I've just logged on to my PS4 to download the demo. Apart from searching via the game title, you can also go into the demos section of the store -- from the main menu: Games => New => Demos => New Demos (see more) -- to find it.

The download is roughly 2GB big, contains two playable characters in arcade mode (Sol Badguy and Ky Kiske), and a tutorial mode. Unlike the arcade mode of most fighting games, the one in Guilty Gear Xrd actually contains animated cutscenes.

For a 12-minute long look of the game (story cutscenes, play modes, etc), hit the jump for Japan's Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- storefront trailer.

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Sako, Uryo, Momochi and Michael-tan register sub-characters for Topanga A League; Daigo and Bonchan are the only contenders without a sub now

At the Topanga A League Second Stage play-offs, EG|Momochi raised some eyebrows when he listed a sub-character (each A League contender is allowed to register up to two playable characters) that few would have seen coming: Evil Ryu.

Has EG|Momochi fallen to the dark side now? Et tu, Brute? While Momochi has chosen to mostly stick with Ken in tournaments this year so far, bringing out his Juri or Decapre only when the situation calls for it, it looks like for the purposes of Topanga A League, rather than list Juri as a sub, Momochi thinks Evil Ryu is a smarter choice.

But he won't be the only player to list a sub in the next stage of the league; today Topanga has officially announced that Sako, Uryo and Michael-tan have also listed sub-characters.


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While there hasn't been a trailer for the next stage of Topanga A League yet, it appears that filming for that is currently underway; check out a behind-the-scenes video for Momochi's part of the new Topanga A League trailer below -- guest-starring ChocoBlanka and their pet dog Gonsuke.

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Captain Falcon uses the Jungle Japes stage's river to his advantage, R.O.B.'s Bair gimp, and more - EMG's October Smash Bros. 3DS highlights

The EvenMatchupGaming Twitch streaming group has recently started posting monthly highlights for Super Smash Bros. 3DS on their YouTube channel.

They've just published their top 5 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS highlights for October 2014, and it contains one of the most amazing uses of the river in the Jungle Japes stage that I've ever seen -- and that's saying a lot, since Jungle Japes has been a staple in the series from Melee onwards.

Other great moments featured here include a funny R.O.B. back aerial (Bair) gimp moment, and more.

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Mike Ross struck by over 99 hits of Abel infinite and caught by ridiculous whiff punish - these moments from his USF4 stream are unreal

Mike Ross has some of the worst luck in Ultra Street Fighter 4 we've ever seen...

If you haven't been watching his broadcasts as of late, you may want to start tuning in; some incredibly entertaining moments have taken place during his stream. Last time, fLoE used the lowest tier characters in the game to face off against Mike in a first-to-5 set.

Tonight's clips are even more insane.

During a recent broadcast, Mike ran into an online player named "toolassisted." Rumor has it that this player auto-programs combos in order to trigger them at will with flawless execution. After seeing these clips, I think that's a fair assumption.

Mike chose Zangief against toolassisted's Abel, and in the very first round, Ross got caught up in the Abel step kick infinite. He got tagged with so many hits, that it actually managed to score the KO before the time ran out.

The second round went much more in Mike's favor, as he scored a Perfect, but his luck ran out in the third round when toolassisted pulled off a ludicrous whiff punish using Abel's U1.


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Although you can catch the clips in the animated GIFs above, we highly recommend that you watch the actual match. Mike Ross' reaction to this situation is something you just have to see. You can find the archive below.

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First in-game look at Ultra Street Fighter 4's Wild costumes, patch including new trials, Omega Mode, and more drops next month

Combofiend has just uploaded a new blog entry over on Capcom Unity that details Ultra Street Fighter 4's upcoming v.1.04 patch.

This update is expected to come with quite a bit of content, including compatibility files for USF4's Wild costumes -- alternate outfits that dress each character up as a wild animal.

Today, we get our first in-game look at what some of these costumes look like in action.


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Hit the jump for more images and information on the upcoming patch.

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Video: SF3 world champion MOV enters his first Super Smash Bros. tournament with... Donkey Kong? 4 Donkey Kongs in a 2-on-2 match

I don't know which is more incredible here: that MOV is actually pretty good at Smash, or that his main (for the purposes of this tournament, at least) appears to be Donkey Kong.

On Saturday, November 22, Nico Video held the first of two preliminaries for its "2-on-2 Premium Fight" Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS tournament, which MOV participated in.

MOV and his friend Inuchiyo (top Skullgirls player) formed Team Tokiwa-sou. In their team profile they described themselves as a team of "fighting game world champions", which surprised the tournament's hosts a little, and the duo was able to make it all the way to the finals of this single-elimination tournament with a double Donkey Kong team.

Apparently a team of two Donkey Kong players makes for a fairly effective strategy in a 2v2 Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament. On their way to the top, Team Tokiwa had to fight another double-Donkey-Kong team -- and according to the player interview held right before the pool finals, Inuchiyo said that they've actually prepared for this match-up.

MOV also said during the interview that this was his first time he's entered a Super Smash Bros. tournament, and that he's feeling completely exhausted -- which is why he's using a can of compressed oxygen to help his body recover between matches. Check out MOV and Inuchiyo's matches in the video below.

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Little Mac's KO Punch out of shield, Roll Cancel Grab, bread and butter combos, and more - Dezmu's Super Smash Bros. 3DS tutorial

Back when Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS came out, Little Mac was one of the higher-tier characters that many players felt was exceedingly cheap and very abusable.

Naturally, that led to many newcomers picking up the character too. They thought they'd have an easier time winning with him -- except that didn't turn out to be the case, and Little Mac ironically became the character with the lowest win ratio.

But that's mostly because they didn't have the benefit of watching Dezmu's remarkable Little Mac concepts and combos video, which I would say is easily one of the best character tutorial videos I've seen put together for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS or Wii U.

Now that Dezmu has shared all of his dirty Little Mac tricks -- which include activating KO Punch out of shield, Roll Cancel Grabs, bread and butter combos and edge-guarding tactics -- For Glory rooms may never be safe again.

Best to arm yourself by familiarizing yourself with what's possible with Little Mac, then. You can do so by watching the video below.

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Daigo vs. Justin Wong Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike exhibition match video from Moment 37|Reloaded

Missed the MCZ|Daigo Umehara vs. EG|Justin Wong first-to-2 Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike set at Moment 37|Reloaded yesterday? Don't feel like scrolling through the entire stream archive to get to the exhibition match?

Then have I got some good news for you. The good folks behind Moment 37|Reloaded worked double-time to upload the exhibition match to the Super Arcade YouTube channel as promptly as they could.

And they've managed to accomplish that despite the tournament ending pretty late at night -- that's how much they care about those of you fighting game fans who just couldn't catch the action live, due to work or other reasons.

Watch the exhibition match in its entirety below.

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DreamHack Winter 2014: 2 more top Japanese players confirmed to be attending, the fight for Capcom Cup's final qualifying spot looking fierce

Looks like the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament at DreamHack Winter 2014 in Jonkoping, Sweden from November 27 to 30 is turning out to be like a mini Capcom Cup before the actual Capcom Cup.

Lots of top players are attending this tournament: AVM|Gamerbee, MD|Luffy, /r/Kappa|Pepeday, BX3|Veggey, BX3|Phenom, LLL|MBR -- just to name a few.

And today we've just received word that two more top Japanese players will also be making the long journey to DreamHack Winter 2014, joining R/Kappa|Pepeday for a total of three players from Japan thus far.

The two players are none other than... okay, I can already hear your voices in my head -- you don't want spoilers. Fine, I won't spoil it for you then. Check out the tentative list of players for yourself below; just scan the list for a Japanese flag in the "Country" section of the list, and you should get to those players fairly quickly.

Also check out after the jump video of the grand finals set between AVM|GamerBee and MCZ|Daigo at DreamHack Winter 2013.


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Topanga A League - Day 9 results, current standings, battle logs and more, Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament

Update: This story has been updated with final results, standings and battle logs for day 9 of Topanga A League.

It's finally time for the curtain to open, and reveal one of this year's most prestigious events, Topanga A League, which will continue for roughly one month.

In this league, you will find MCZ|Daigo, Bonchan, EG|Momochi, Kazunoko, Michael-tan, Uryo, HORI|Sako, YBK|Santarouman, FGC|EX Pugera, BE|Nemo, RZR|Fuudo and MCZ|Tokido.

First, there will be a online league with first-to-3 matches between all 12 players. The top 4 places in this stage will advance to the second level, wherewas placers #5 to #10 will battle it out in a new round robin which begins on November 22nd, where the top two placers will also advance to the second level. In the second level, which begins on December 5th, these top 6 players will battle it out offline, in a first-to-7 format.

While the tournament is presented in a pay-per-view format, the first hour of viewing is free each day, so make sure to visit Beast Note for the link to the appropriate day. Today's stream link can be found here.

Hit the jump to follow the 4th year of Topanga A League.

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Moment 37|Reloaded results feat. Daigo, Justin Wong, BAS, Sanford Kelly, Alex Valle, Mike Watson & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Moment 37|Reloaded is kicking off today from Pomona, California and the over the course of this weekend we can expect some top-quality fighting game action.

This tournament celebrates the 10th anniversary of the legendary EVO moment #37, and the players that took part in that infamous Daigo parry are going to be in attendance to create some new incredible moments.

MCZ|Daigo, EG|Justin Wong, D44|BAS, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, LU|Alex Valle, Watson, and many others will be competing this weekend in games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Capcom vs. SNK 2, and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. We'll also see an exhibition between the same two players that made EVO moment #37 possible, so you'll definitely want to tune in.

The live stream is underway, so check it out below.

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