V-Reversals save lives, so why aren't we using them? A closer look at one of Street Fighter 5's strongest defensive options

Street Fighter 5 offers a handful of mechanics to keep the action fresh, and people's first interests have naturally gravitated toward the more flashy and sparkly Crush Counter and V-Trigger systems.

No doubt CC's and VT's are unarguably integral to the game, but it seems much of the crowd has forgotten about the just as integral V-Reversal mechanic.

Crush Counters and V-Triggers perhaps fly to the forefront of our minds because they're of a more active nature while V-Reversals fall on the more passive side of the spectrum.

The thing is, this isn't just some side bonus tool we can take or leave, it's a part the game's limited defensive options that cannot be overly stressed.

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King of Fighters 14 team Fatal Fury trailer shows off Joe Higashi in action

The latest King of Fighters 14 trailer highlights team Fatal Fury.

We watch Terry, Andy and Joe show off what they've got in the latest iteration of the long standing franchise. Our attention is most grabbed by the fact that we're finally getting to see Joe Higashi in action.

We see Joe bringing back his traditional Muay Thai style and trademark whirlwind attacks. Take a look at a few shots from the trailer below:

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You'll see a display of his special moves as well as his Desperation Attack in the full trailer after the jump.

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What does ZeRo think when he loses? Watch the Smash 4 champ get REKT in his own hilarious compilation of losses

It doesn't happen often, but that's exactly why it's such a big deal when it does. TSM|ZeRo has been the top name in Smash 4 for its lifespan thus far, but even the best fall sometimes.

In a more lighthearted video, ZeRo has undertaken the humbling task of compiling some of his biggest losses to relive and share with the community.

ZeRo's thought caption inserts are what really make the project, as they add an element of hilarity to these otherwise very tense and emotional moments. Below you'll see his first tournament loss at the hands of Liquid|Nairou:

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'I feel like my generation of Street Fighter 4 players came into the scene at the perfect time,' - Chris Tatarian and Alex Valle interview with D-Link

D-link's Dustin Illingworth recently sat for an in-depth interview with both Alex Valle and Chris Tatarian.

A wide range of topics were covered over both interviews, ranging from the state of Street Fighter V, to the future of the fighting game community, and more.

Alex Valle gives us an interesting look at some of the earliest stages of major competition as he chats with Dustin about his history within the community.

He also speaks on the growth of leveluplive and the community as a whole. "It's not a war, eSports is a progression," Alex states, while speaking on the effort it takes to provide a high-quality tournament stream experience.

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Relive the perfects, comebacks, clutch victories and more in this Stunfest highlight compilation

Stunfest 2016 was the latest premiere event on the Capcom Pro Tour, bringing together some of the best players in the world to chase after a chance to qualify for the Capcom Cup.

Stunfest was packed with the likes of former EVO champions, and other highly decorated players. Xuses GB's highlight reel catches some of the best upsets, comebacks, and clutch moments.

For example, Kazunoko found himself in trouble up against RZR|RB's Alex, even though he was backed into a corner, on his last sliver of life.

RB practically stole the momentum of the match with a well placed parry, leading to him becoming the agressor. He manages to secure the round by landing two command grabs back to back, setting Kazunoko up for the stun that secures the round.

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Latest build of King of Fighters 14 will have 36 playable characters; first glimpse at Yuri

An image surfaced earlier today on the SNK Playmore Twitter that shows the latest King of Fighters 14 build character select screen.

Not only do we learn that we'll soon be able to get our hands on 36 of the game's combatants, but we also get our first KOF 14 Yuri sighting. Give the

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We do know that a playable demo of the game will be at CEO 2016, our hopes are that it will be the one pictured above.

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Ernesto Lopez's latest comedy skit shows us a side of the FGC that we may not want to admit is true...

They say there's a bit of truth to every joke. This rings quite true in Ernesto Lopez's latest video.

When a player wins a big event, it's not uncommon to see the community's perception of that character lean towards the strong side. People often feel the characters winning tournaments are best in the game, and it makes sense why.

In his latest comedy skit, Ernesto shows us how extreme we can be sometimes, outright declaring that any character that wins a tournament is the best in the game. "Snake Eyez has been killing it at Wednesday Night Fights! They're saying that Zangief might be the best!"

He goes on to give some more humorous examples, and even throws in a little surprise at the end. Be sure to check out Ernesto's latest skit below.

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Scary command throws, interesting V-Skill use, and devastating perfects: Uryo has a strong Alex in Street Fighter 5

Another top-notch player is trying their hand at playing Alex in Street Fighter 5.

Uryo recently broadcast a number of matches where he plays as the Third Strike brawler, and in this assortment of bouts he has a very strong showing.

Among the powerful F+HP set ups and big combos, Uryo also uses Alex's V-Skill quite a bit more than we're used to seeing. To get you started, though, check out this hard-hitting perfect.

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round gets new 'Gust' inspired costumes; now available for purchase in the US

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has received a fresh batch of downloadable costumes for players to enjoy.

This time, KOEI TECMO pairs up with game developer Gust to bring outfits inspired by characters from the company's library of titles.

The new costumes are now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the US. This new costume pack will run players $31.99 and comes with 16 Gust mashup outfits.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started, and you can see the costumes in action after the jump.

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Akuma battles with stretchy arms, an energy sword, and more in Maker vs. Marker 2 - another stellar stop-animation video

A few years back, we posted a very creative, stop-motion video featuring an artist's hand battling a whiteboard illustration of Akuma on our front page. The impressive animation wowed us, and up until now we had no idea there was a part two.

Uploaded a ways back, Maker vs. Marker 2 is yet another amazing experience that pits the artist against Akuma in a high-flying, fast-paced battle for supremacy.

Below is just a taste of what you can expect to see here, but be sure to hit the jump to see how the rematch unfolds.

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'I played an insane amount when the game dropped' - Julio talks reasons for his SF5 success, EchoFox sponsorship, DLC wants and more

As always, we here at EventHubs do our best to bring you interviews with as many different players across the fighting game community as we can muster.

This time, we're having a chat with America's latest shining hope, FOX|Julio, and how his great success so far in Street Fighter 5 feels. In this interview, he talks his rise in tournament results from Street Fighter 5, his recent EchoFox sponsorship, wanted DLC characters and more. Check out a snippet below.

MajinTenshinhan: At the beginning of Street Fighter 5, quite a few people were saying that Ken was kind of bad, but that opinion seems to have shifted since many Ken players, primarily you, have been posting great results with the character.

How strong do you feel Ken is right now in Street Fighter 5, compared to the other characters?

FOX|Julio: I believe Ken is very strong once you have optimized him in his V-Trigger state. But he still requires a lot of reactionary play to be used efficiently. Compared to the rest of the cast he has consistently high damage output.

Hit the jump to check out the rest of the interview.

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'My goal is to be the greatest... I'm probably top 15, top 10 best fighting game players of all time' - Filipino Champ talks with theScore eSports

It's undeniable that when it's all said and done, PG|Filipino Champ will have his name in the fighting game hall of fame, but will he be the greatest ever?

He's not sure, but that's his goal right now. Champ recently did an interview with theScore eSports to talk about his current approach to Street Fighter 5, as well as the legacy he's attempting to build during his career.

When asked where he has his sights set, Champ responded that he wants to be "the greatest of all time." Every tourney he attends, every match he plays, he goes in looking to move closer to being the absolute best.

"I know that I'm one of the best players in the world now. I'm probably let's say, top 15, top 10 best fighting gamers of all time. Because I can play multiple fighting games at a high level." he told theScore.

"In Marvel I've basically solidified myself as one of the best players in the world who ever touched that game."

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Capcom has some special plans for Combo Breaker Street Fighter 5 finals

It's pretty close to the end of the month, and we still haven't really heard much about the DLC that's coming to Street Fighter 5. Capcom is planning on breaking that silence this weekend at Combo Breaker, teasing on Twitter that they have "something special" lined up for the Street Fighter 5 finals.

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eSports petition surpasses 100k signatures, White House now has 60 days to respond

What started with the #FreeLeffen campaign has now made its way to the White House. Over 130,000 gamers have signed the petition to have the American government recognize eSports as official sports.

This was incited when Smash Bros. Melee player TSM|Leffen was denied entry into the US with his tourism visa on the grounds that his United States-based sponsor, Team Solo Mid, were his employers.

This petition is the first step toward the goal of granting competitive gamers P-1A visas just like the country does for athletes visiting from other nations.

Having surpassed the 100,000 signature quota the petition will now go straight to the White House, which has 60 days to issue a response.

Thank you to LordAkira for sending this in.

Xavier Woods Hadoukens opponent in middle of WWE match

No, he didn't summon up a ball of energy from within and blast it across the ring at his foet, but WWE superstar Xavier Woods did pull off a pretty hype nod to Street Fighter's Hadouken in the middle of a match recently.

In a tag team match against The Vaudevillians, Woods wound up and delivered double palmed Hadouken motion straight to Aiden English's chest:

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The big time fighting game fan later tweeted "Down. Right. Fierce" and tagged Capcom Unity in the post. Naturally, we look forward to seeing Kenny Omega answer with an in-match Spinning Bird Kick soon.

Source: FoxSports.com

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