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This ain't a placeholder, people! Maya's actual Ultra Combo shown off at Tokyo Game Show 2014 - Killer Instinct season 2

Back when the first footage of Maya in Killer Instinct season 2 was shown off at Tokyo Game Show 2014, fans wondered what the returning character's Ultra Combo looked like on next-gen. Unfortunately, since the game is still in development, Maya simply had a placeholder Ultra that was a copy of Orchid's in KI season 1.

But now footage of Maya's actual Ultra Combo has surfaced, and we have it here for you today. This particular stylish finisher looks a bit slower than the others, and the duration appears to be the longest in the game, so far.

Having said that, the animations look great, and we get to see Maya performing crazy dagger toss loops, her Jungle Leap, and more.

You can check it out below.

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Unbreakable Jago double fireball loop discovered in Killer Instinct season 2 early access

Killer Instinct season 2's early access kicked off today, and folks are already hard at work hitting the lab and figuring out brand new tech.

Our first news tip submission features a very useful technique utilizing Jago's new Instinct properties. For those who may be unfamiliar, in KI season 2 Jago no longer regenerates life from moving forward, but instead gains life by hitting the opponent with fireballs. Instead of one fireball, however, Jago now shoots two.

By shooting double fireballs from a specific range, Jago can capture an opponent in an unbreakable combo that deals 45% damage if two Shadow Endokukens are used at the end.

This loop is a bit tough to hit in-game, but I'm sure all of the high-level Jago players will find block strings to put them in the perfect range to land it. Check out Jago's unbreakable double Endokuken loop below.

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8 Rekkas with no FADC, Super into Ultra, stun glitches, and much more: Poison continues to exude style in this new USF4 combo video

Cjbqulix has sent us another superb Ultra Street Fighter 4 combo video featuring the fearsome femme fatale -- Poison.

This particular montage shows off more of the difficult/stylish setups that Poison is capable of, including meaty fireball loops, stun glitches, Red Focus juggles, and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for two of my personal favorite combos: one that manages to land 8 hits of Rekkas with no FADC, and the combo that connects both Poison's Super and Ultra in one go.

There's a lot of great action here, so be sure to check out this Ultra Street Fighter 4 CMV below.

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Settle It In Smash! Solve disputes about pizza, bus seats and parenting with your 3DS from now on - Nintendo's new SSB4 3DS commercials

Today, Nintendo unveiled a set of commercials for Super Smash Bros. For 3DS set to air in the US market, and if this writer's opinion is anything to go by, they are nothing short of genius.

The tagline "Settle It With Smash!" seems to go with anything, as any and all conflicts can apparently be resolved as long as you have your trusty 3DS available.

One slice of pizza left? Settle it. Bus seat taken? Settle it. Kids ignoring you? Settle it. Best EventHubs editor? SETTLE IT.

If you have a beef to settle, look no further than right below for instructions on how to do so.

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Killer Instinct Season 2 early access now live — balance changes in full effect, TJ Combo available tomorrow for customers who pre-order

Killer Instinct Season 2 early access is now live for all owners of the game, and what this means is that all balance changes that have been made to Season 1 characters are now in effect.

Another nice bonus is that anyone who pre-ordered the disc version of Killer Insinct Season 1, as well as anyone who grabs the opportunity to pre-order the Ultra Edition of Killer Instinct Season 2 (available tomorrow), gets TJ Combo available right off the bat tomorrow.

That's not all, though. If you pre-order Killer Instinct Season 2, you also get Killer Instinct 2 Classic Online as a bonus. All other users have to wait until the official launch on October 15th to play with this new character.

In case you don't remember what balance changes are coming into play come the new season, you need not worry. We have them all listed right below, character-by-character.

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Which side is this guy on anyway?! These tricky Rolento setups will leave your opponents scratching their heads

While there's been a lot of discussion on just how good or bad Rolento actually is in Ultra Street Fighter 4, I think one point that has been near-unanimously agreed upon is his devastating mixup potential.

There are many situations where Rolento will come flying towards you on your wakeup, and it's near impossible to tell which side you need to block on. Here's a video showcasing several such setups, which will hopefully increase your level of Rolento play, or perhaps even counter-play.

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Hoodaman, Infiltration, Dakou qualify for WECG Ultra Street Fighter 4 grand finals in China - WECG Korea qualifier top 8 results, archive

Pepeday wasn't the only low-tier hero to emerge victorious in an Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament this weekend.

West Coast's pH|Hoodaman travelled several thousand miles to attend the WECG South Korea qualifier this weekend, and made it to top 3 in the open tournament with his trusty low-tier characters E. Honda and Decapre, securing for himself a place in the WECG grand finals in China this December.

The other two players in the top 3 who will proceed into the grand finals are Korea's Infiltration and China's Qanba|Dakou. Dakou's teammate, Qanba|Xiaohai, made it into the top 8.

pH|Hoodaman, Infiltration, and Qanba|Dakou will be joined by three other players from a Japan qualifier that's tentatively scheduled to be held on November 8 at the e-Sports Square gaming cafe in Akihabara.

Check out the results for the WECG Korea qualifier for Ultra Street Fighter 4 below, as well as the stream archives.

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Daigo vs. Nemo, Justin Wong; Tokido vs. Jayce the Ace; Mago vs. Mike Ross - Relive the Mad Catz exhibition matches from Tokyo Game Show

Apart from a 64-man single elimination Ultra Street Fighter 4, over the weekend at the Tokyo Game Show, Mad Catz also arranged for four exhibition matches between some of the most popular names on the competitive circuit: MCZ|Daigo vs. BE|Nemo, MCZ|Daigo vs. EG|Justin Wong, MCZ|Tokido vs. YBK|Jayce the Ace, and MCZ|Mago vs. Twitch|Mike Ross.

If you've missed the exhibition matches, fret not, for the Mad Catz team have worked extra hard after disassembling their booth at the end of the Tokyo Game Show to upload the moments on their YouTube channel, so you don't have to scroll through an entire day's stream archive just to get to the moment you want to see.

Check out the four Mad Catz exhibition matches, embedded below.

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More Omega USF4 footage: Honda has salt throwing attack and new charging move - Ryu has a parry

Some new Ultra Street Fighter 4 footage of Omega mode has surfaced from Capcom. The development team rolls through new additions that E. Honda and Blanka have, along with a handful of other cast members.

In Blanka's case, his vertical roll travels straight up, and has a follow up air attack if it connects.

E. Honda also has a new series of attacks as he charges forward, and he can also throw salt at his opponent, which barely does any damage.

Ryu also shows off his parry skills against Chun-Li.

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GUTS 3 results, stream archive feat. K-Brad, Smug, NuckleDu, Sanford Kelly, Noel Brown, Flux and Insaynne

Updated with results from finals' day: We're adding finals' day results from GUTS 3 into this story. Keeping checking back as the tournament progresses for more.

GUTS 3 is kicking off today from the Foxwoods in Ledyard, Connecticut, and we can expect some great fighting game action to take place at this three-day event. This particular tournament will double as a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Games being played include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl, Project M, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat 9, Skullgirls, Soul Calibur 5, and more.

EG|K-Brad, MOR|Rico Suave, bTri|NuckleDu, CTRL|RayRay,CTRL|Flux, BIFU|Insayyne, TS|Sabin, Zaferino, SteamCo|CD Jr., PIE|Smug, Lil Evil, and more are expected to compete. Additionally, there will be a 5v5 exhibition match taking place tomorrow night, and you can find the flyer below.

Hit the jump to view the live streams and weekend schedule.

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Dropping qbombs: Pepeday lands over 30 quesadilla bombs on Bonchan in grand finals at TGS tournament

FGC Pepeday and Bonchan faced off in the grand finals last night at the Tokyo Game Show 2014 tournament for Ultra Street Fighter 4.

This was the first major that an El Fuerte player had won to date, and Pepeday did it all while landing 35 quesadilla bombs over the course of eight games.

Pepeday connected 18 of these bombs in the first 10 seconds of the match, which means over half of the quesadilla bombs that landed came within the opening moments of the set. Here's a quick highlight reel of some of the qbombs he nailed.


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Things get serious on Excellent Adventures - K-Brad takes glasses off to explain what's really been happening with Mike Ross

Is The Struggle officially over? Does Mike Ross not want to actually play Street Fighter anymore?

These intense subjects and more are examined in today's episode of Excellent Adventures, with Gootecks and Mike Ross, featuring EG|K-Brad.

After some a convincing match, K-Brad has to take his glasses off to properly explain what has been happening with Mike Ross as of late, behind the scenes.

You can find episode #32 of Excellent Adventures below, titled 'That's My Name'.

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TGS Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament results, battle logs and stream archive feat. Daigo, Fuudo, Tokido, Bonchan, Nemo, Momochi, Mago and more

Tokyo Game Show isn't all about fun and games. It's also about glory, in this 64-man single elimination Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament, featuring many of Japan's top players, including a few foreign masters as well.

In this tourney you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Tokido, Bonchan, EG|Momochi, EG|Justin Wong, Kazunoko, MCZ|Mago, Twitch|Mike Ross, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, BE|Nemo, Dogura, FGC|Pugera, EG|ChocoBlanka, CCG|Air, Eita, CEO|Jebailey and more.

There will also be an exhibition match between MCZ|Daigo and BE|Nemo. You can find the live stream right below.

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Mike Ross took Hugo!? Mago selected Yang?!? Highlights of USF4 TGS exhibition between these two competitors

Mike Ross and MCZ|Mago had an entertaining first to 5 exhibition yesterday in Ultra Street Fighter 4, and we wanted to look back at some of the highlights you may have missed.

Ross shocked many people by picking Hugo instead of his typical main, E. Honda, in this set, but Mago had a surprise of his own, choosing to go with what many are saying is his new main, Yang, instead of Fei Long, which he's ran for the last several years.

Ross opened strong in this set, with a lot of very clever reads, which did massive damage to the low stamina Yang. Here are a few early highlights in animated form.


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Zangief lands a miraculous 9 crouching light kicks in a dizzy combo, Cody teleports into his U1 from near full screen - RnK USF4 CMV IV

Team RnK (Rush and Kill) members, xOver & Lucius, have a real treat for Ultra Street Fighter 4 fans today, as they've released part four of their combo music video series.

There's a number of eye popping moments in this clip, including Zangief landing 9 crouching light kicks as part of a much larger dizzy combo, and Cody showing some teleporting skills you may not know he had.

There's a ton of really entertaining and well choreographed combos in this video, so sit back and enjoy.

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