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Nintendo knows fighting games: Gootecks & Mike Ross get destroyed by Captain N - Excellent Holiday Adventures 2014 Ep. 4

In the latest episode of Excellent Holiday Adventures 2014, things go swimmingly well for the Cross Counter duo as they net victory after victory (and the occasional loss) playing Rose, Timothy Hawk, Muay Thai Dan and Hugo on the streets of Xbox Live.

Until they run into "I am Captain N" in a dark alley, that is.

"I am Captain N? That's the, er, old Nintendo cartoon?" Mike Rose quips.

What would an old Nintendo cartoon character know about fighting games?

As it turns out, Mr. Captain N knows quite a bit. How will the Cross Counter duo's encounter with I am Captain N go?

Find out in Excellent Holiday Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross 2014 Ep. 4: Let It Rip.

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EventHubs lists top 30 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players in 2014, #12 - #7 - voice your opinions on Twitter: #UMvC3rank

It's that time of year once again, folks! Tonight we return with our top players list for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. This time around, we're sharing our picks for the 30 best warriors in 2014.

The EventHubs team met up once again to vote on each player based on tournament results since the last time we compiled this list, factoring in player skill across the globe and personal opinion.

The players listed here have performed at big events consistently, and players who haven't traveled much outside of their region were not included because it's a bit too difficult to judge them based on their performances only in the local area.

We have given each player a score between 1 - 10, then averaged all of the numbers together. Today we have player #12 - player #7 listed.

If you'd like to join the discussion, or want to tear our heads off for our choices (again), you can voice your opinions about our list on Twitter using the hashtag "#UMvC3rank." You can also share your thoughts in our comments section, as usual.

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Street Fighter 5 speculation on release date rumors, characters and graphics by Maximilian

It's been a few weeks now and the hype from the initial Street Fighter 5 announcement has finally subsided just enough for us to stop drooling.

Naturally, people have begun analyzing and picking apart the teaser and demo that we saw at Capcom Cup.

A couple of questions that continue to resonate in the community:
- Which characters will/should we see in the roster?
- When will Street Fighter 5 actually be released?
- Is what we've seen in the demo what we will see in the actual game?

That last question is usually accompanied by comments on how the game looked a bit clunky at times, and how the some of the graphics seemed sub-par for the platform they're on.

Max talks about how people were blown away when they first saw Street Fighter 4, but looking back on SF4 now, in it's alpha state, it didn't look so good. Max also points out that SF5 is only 20% complete, and will likely see many visual improvements over time.

While this video obviously can't nail down specifics, as it's just speculation and rumor, Maximilian is certainly a voice we can give an ear to when it comes to stuff like this.

Hit the jump to see Max's video!

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It's your LAST CHANCE to download Marvel Vs Capcom Origins before it's removed from Xbox 360 and PS3... Get it while you still can!

On Thursday, Combofiend announced on Capcom Unity that Marvel Vs. Capcom unity would soon be no longer available for download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

MvC Origins came out following Iron Galaxy's Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike: Online Edition.

Capcom hasn't gone into reasoning as to why they're pulling this title, but it seems to be something of a trend. They've removed other titles including the Deadpool game only six months after it was launched.

The following dates mark the final days this game will be available for download.

- PSN (US): DEC 23, 2014
- PSN (EU): DEC 23, 2014
- XBLA (GLOBAL): DEC 31, 2014
Any MvC fans will want to be sure they've downloaded Origins before it's gone forever.

You can see the original post by Combofiend here. Source: Capcom Unity.

Thank you to GOGZero, BornReady, EVIL_MECHANICK, shinwar, HooliganComboFTW, nightmaresteam, Shinkuu_Kikoken, Exclusive23 and icejohn for the tips.

Learn to play Killer Instinct in the language of Street Fighter! Check out Infil's in-depth guide for Street Fighter players who want to pick up KI

For those that don't play fighting games, a general statement like "Ah, they're all basically the same thing." might fly. Those of us who spend hours on end perfecting our craft in one or multiple games know that this couldn't be farther from the truth.

There's a common thread that runs through the fabric of virtually all fighting games which I refer to as the "chess match." This is a reference to someone's ability to watch, analyze and counter their opponents. Players like Justin Wong have a natural ability to play the chess match well, and therefore they can efficiently play almost every fighting game they get their hands on.

From come-back mechanics, game speed, to footsie vs mix-up dependency each game has it's own unique flavor and rhythm.

If you're a player like me who plays Ultra Street Fighter 4 exclusively but is hoping to pick up Killer Instinct, simply because I'm infinitely obligated to play Riptor, we have just the thing to get you started.

Infil has kindly taken the time to make an in-depth guide that will help people who play the extremely popular USF4 make the transition into the not-as-popular Killer Instinct. This guide caters to the Street Fighter's mentality and essentially portrays Killer Instinct through a lens that will help SF players learn the game more quickly and efficiently.

Hit the jump to check it out!

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Desk Omega Mode CMV roundup: Blanka juggle combos, Zangief full parries, Chun-Li stomp loops, M. Bison, Cammy, Seth, Zangief, Sagat, Guile

Yes, more Omega Mode roundups are on their way here on EventHubs. If you love seeing these, then I hope that's great news for you. And if you don't, then send in some cool Ver. 1.04 stuff -- we'll be doing more roundups for those, too.

Between yesterday and today, Desk has been on a frenzy with his Omega Mode CMVs, uploading as many as eight of them onto YouTube so far; and that's not even including the ones he published earlier in the week.

There's a lot to see here. Hit the jump for Desk's Blanka, Chun-Li, M. Bison, Cammy, Seth, Zangief, Sagat and Guile Omega Mode combo music videos -- and tell us in the comments which Omega Mode character you've enjoyed watching the most.

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Starbomb's 'Smash is a fun, family game' MTV: The madness of cold-blooded murder overtakes Jigglypuff, Luigi [NSFW]

The band Starbomb, composed of Arin "Egoraptor" Hanson and the Ninja Sex Party duo of Leigh "Daniel Sexbangs" Avidan and Brian "NinjaBrian" Wecht, have just released their second album Player Select this week.

Like their first studio album, simply entitled Starbomb, this second album comes choked full of "chiptunes meets hip hop meets Tenacious D" tracks.

The songs in the album parody a wide range of video game franchises, and they include fighting games such as Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. -- the latter of which you can listen to in this music video below, animated by the fine folks over at Studio Yotta.

Just a quick note before you check out the MTV: These are parody songs sung in an explicit, NSFW fashion. Viewer discretion is advised.

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The Luffy Beatdown Special results ft. Luffy, Ryan Hart, Problem X, Andreas, ImStillDaDaddy, Pro Fluke, F-Word, Tyrant and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive.

The fairly new monthly event in London, The Beatdown, is back with a special event, and this time, the amount of entrants are much higher, with current EVO champion MD|Luffy making the trip from France, and most of UK's big players all gathering to battle it out.

Players you can expect to see at this Ultra Street Fighter 4 event include MD|Luffy, DIG|Ryan Hart, CG|Problem X, WSO|Andreas, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, Rize|Pro Fluke, F-Word, UM|Tyrant, GxC|Damascus and more.

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Omega Ibuki freeze glitch: do not use her air throw if you don't want the game to stay stuck

Consider this a public service announcement: if you're someone who plays Omega Ibuki in the Edition Select mode or Omega Mode for Ultra Street Fighter 4, avoid using the character's aerial grab as much as you can.

According to EventHubs readers Kalm, isnotasmurf (plus his friend Crystal Dragon Jesus) and Haou who wrote in to inform us that, when performed in certain specific situations, Omega Ibuki's air grab can lead to her freezing in mid-air.

And unlike the Rufus freeze glitch, Ibuki's hurtboxes are completely removed while she is frozen, meaning there's no way to snap Ibuki out of her frozen state. The only thing left to do, in such instances, is to let the timer run down to zero for the round to end.

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Xian on why Decapre players should change their button config; plays Dhalsim and Elena in mini-tournament - Xian's Academy Ep. 39

Fresh from his trip to San Francisco for Capcom Cup 2014, RZR|Xian has returned with another episode of his Xian's Academy weekly video series. In this latest episode, RZR|Xian goes over some tips and tricks for the one character who's arguably been buffed the most in USF4 Ver. 1.04 -- Decapre.

Regardless if you're just picking Decapre up, or are a seasoned player with her looking for ideas to incorporate her Ver. 1.04 changes into your game, Xian's tutorial has got a tip for you.

Case in point: thus far I've been performing Decapre's cr.MK into LP dagger with EG|K Brad's method, which has been great except for the part where I can't do it consistently. RZR|Xian uses a different method -- one that requires you to map LP to an additional button on your fight stick -- and after giving it a shot, I've been able to perform the move all the time now.

Other than a short Decapre Tutorial, this week's episode of Xian's Academy also includes a mini-tournament featuring some of Singapore's best USF4 players -- RZR|Gackt (Fei Long), Leslie (Sagat) and Sherman (M. Bison). Xian brings out his Elena, Dhalsim and Poison for this tournament; find out how far he was able to go in the embed below.

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Capcom Fighters pick out the top 5 moments from Capcom Cup 2014; Street Fighter 5 stage demo footage remastered in high quality

Now that all of the matches from Capcom Cup 2014 have been uploaded to the official Capcom Fighters YouTube channel, the good folks over at Capcom have picked out their favorite top 5 moments from the entire event.

One thing to note before you check out the highlights montage: the top 5 list isn't limited to only the moments that happened during the actual USF4 tournament itself -- anything that happened throughout the event on stream is fair game, it looks like.

Check out Capcom Fighters's top 5 picks below, and see if you agree with them. We've also included a remastered version of the Street Fighter 5 stage demo footage, which has better audio and video quality, just in case you haven't seen it enough times yet.

Don't forget to let us know what your favorite moment from Capcom Cup 2014 was, in the comments below. Can I count on someone to link up the DJ vs. iPad match?

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EventHubs lists top 30 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players in 2014, #18 - #13 - voice your opinions on Twitter: #UMvC3rank

It's that time of year once again, folks! Tonight we return with our top players list for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. This time around, we're sharing our picks for the 30 best warriors in 2014.

The EventHubs team met up once again to vote on each player based on tournament results since the last time we compiled this list, factoring in player skill across the globe and personal opinion.

The players listed here have performed at big events consistently, and players who haven't traveled much outside of their region were not included because it's a bit too difficult to judge them based on their performances only in the local area.

We have given each player a score between 1 - 10, then averaged all of the numbers together. Today we have player #18 - player #13 listed.

If you'd like to join the discussion, or want to tear our heads off for our choices (again), you can voice your opinions about our list on Twitter using the hashtag "#UMvC3rank." You can also share your thoughts in our comments section, as usual.

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'I think Sakura should do less damage, but get a better fireball/zoning game' - Alex Myers discusses Sakura in Ultra, patch 1.04 changes and more

In light of the recent 1.04 balance patch for Ultra Street Fighter 4, a lot of characters received some interesting tweaks.

We, here at EventHubs, figured that the best way to find out how much this might influence the metagame would be to reach out to notable players for each character and hear what they had to say about the initial Ultra status, and the 1.04 changes, and how much they think it'll mean in the long run.

First up, we have some opinions from SoCal's Alex Myers regarding Street Fighter's signature schoolgirl, Sakura. Find a snippet below.

MajinTenshinhan: Sakura was considered something of a threat in v2012, but once vortex was eliminated and she got hit with a few nerfs in Ultra, it was very common to see people say that Sakura is dead, and she got ruined. How do you feel about Sakura's transition from v2012 to Ultra?

Alex Myers: I think the transition wasn't too rough; she still plays relatively the same. Her pokes are the same, and she can still do some safe okizeme, so it's not too bad. I do feel that taking away her escape Tatsu was a little much after already nerfing her a lot, but she's still good. She's maybe top 10 still.

Hit the jump to read the rest of the interview.

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Michael 'IFC Yipes' Mendoza now sponsored by The Steam Company

It has just been announced that Michael Mendoza a.k.a. IFC Yipes is now a part of The Steam Company competitive gaming team.

Most well known for being one of the best Marvel vs. Capcom 2 players to ever live, Mendoza has also shown that he is a fierce competitor in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Not only that, but Yipes is also recognized as one of the best Marvel commentators in the business.

The new SteamCo player joins other east coast warriors such as Sanford Kelly and CD Jr.

You can check out the announcement tweet below.

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Capcom Cup 2014 winners, losers, grand finals, and more replays ft. Luffy, Xian, Momochi, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, and PR Balrog

Capcom Fighters brings to us the final batch of Ultra Street Fighter 4 replays from Capcom Cup 2014.

Today, the winners, losers, and grand finals sets went live, along with a number of matches from the latter portion of the tournament.

Players featured here include MD|Luffy, RZR|Xian, EG|PR Balrog, DIG|Ryan Hart, Infiltration, and EG|Momochi. Be sure to check out the Capcom Fighters YouTube channel for even more exciting matches from this year's Capcom Cup.

Hit the jump to get started!

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