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Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals live stream feat. Daigo, Xian, GamerBee, Gackt, Poongko, Humanbomb, Leslie and Dark Jiewa

Update: This story has been updated with results and battle logs for Day 1 of the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals.

It's finally time to wrap up the Capcom Pro Tour Asia tournaments, and see yet another skilled player qualify for the 2014 Capcom Cup. 8 players have fought, tooth and nail, in the qualifiers all around Asia, and they will now square off in first-to-3 round-robin matches, with the top two players then facing eachother in a first-to-7 set in the finals.

The players who have managed to qualify for this prestigious gathering are MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Xian, AvM|GamerBee, RZR|Gackt, Poongko, CCG|Humanbomb, Leslie and Dark Jiewa.

You can find the livestream and everything else you might need right below.

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Exclusive interview! Alex Valle shares his incredibly valuable two cents on USF4's versions of Hugo and Ryu

When one discusses the founding fathers of America's Fighting Game Community there are a few names that are undoubtedly sure to come up. Amongst those names you'll almost always find Mr. Alex Valle.

Valle has paved the way and helped grow the FGC to what it is today. He is known for his contributions to both in-game strategy as well as to developing and growing the community.

He is a go-to source for sage advice for any and all up and comers. He was kind enough to give us some one on one time and discuss a few topics.

In this part one of our interview, Valle tells us why he is devoted to learning Hugo despite the fact that many are saying he is amongst the worst characters in the game. He also tells us what he thinks about the changes to Ryu and where he ranks in the tier lists.

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'He’s a zoner… with a ranged grapple… and great (situational) mobility… and traps… oh, and curses too.' Developer's details on KI's newest character

Whatever happened to the good ol' days where you bought a game and you got all the characters? Honestly, this new approach may be better because it seems to get us back on the edge of our seats every time we start getting comfortable.

In the recent Maya Trailer. We got a sneak peak at the newest Killer Instinct character.

All we knew about him was that he was #notamummy. It's been over a month and we finally have more info on the newcomer.

It sounds as though he is going to be very unique in that he is primarily a zoner but also has the ability for ranged grapple. This seems to shy away from traditional fighting game character templates and create something of a hybrid zone-grappler.

Indeed the developers have nicknamed not-mummy new guy the 'Trap Grappler' which sounds pretty intimidating when you think about it. In any case our guess is that he'll be pretty fun to use and frustrating to play against. Zoning, mix ups AND curses? Come on now...

While they didn't give us his name they did post a piece of concept art which you can view by clicking the jump.

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Devilish Daigo: Umehara lands Raging Demons in devastating fashion on Xian and Gackt - Highlights from Capcom Pro Tour Asia

Evil Ryu is known as a character with massive firepower when he's stocked with meter, but MCZ|Daigo Umehara has been making him look even deadlier with some very crafty uses of the fighter's kara Raging Demon in competitive matches.

Facing Razer's Gackt and Xian last night in the Capcom Pro Tour Asia event, Umehara landed multiple Raging Demons on his unsuspecting opponents.

Gackt and Xian are two phenomenal Ultra Street Fighter 4 players, and the fact Daigo was able to set them up multiple times for kara demons is quite impressive.

We've put together a set of highlights Umehara had against both players in animated gif form.


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Photo of Daigo from BeingAScrub.

Ever wanted to see Street Fighter hitboxes in an interactive video that you can skip through, slow down and rewind? Have we got a site for you...

The YouTube channel Decapre.com has released multiple videos highlighting the hit boxes for Hugo, Poison, Dee Jay, Rolento, T Hawk, Viper, Elena and Decapre.

Some characters have only their normal moves covered whilst others have both normals and specials.

This is certainly a useful tool for any serious Street Fighter 4 player. We hope to see more of these for the rest of the cast in the coming weeks.

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Top-secret military technology was used to make Virtua Fighter 2? Yep, that happened according to developer

Being a developer of new and innovative products can lead you down many unexpected pathways, and one such case was brought up by Yu Suzuki, who worked on many of Sega's big arcade hits, like the Virtua Fighter series.

Motion capture is widely used in gaming and movies in this day and age, but back in the early 1990s, it hadn't been used yet for gaming, according to Suzuki.

"At that time, motion capture technology was used only in health care, and we were the first to apply that technology in a game, which was Virtua Fighter 2," said Suzuki.

The U.S. military had previously used magnetic motion capture to track head movements of pilots.

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8-player Smash Bros. gameplay - controller configurations, gameplay settings and more

If you're like most people, you were fairly jazzed when you heard about the 8-player option for the new Smash Bros. game on Wii U, but you probably wondered how it'd work.

The answers are not too far removed from what you'd assume, but here's the rundown.

• Only Time and Stocks rules can be used in 8-player mode.
• Team battles support up to 4 teams.

The following controller configurations can be used.
• Wii U GamePad (max 1)
• Wii Remote or Wii Remote Plus (max 7)
• Wii U Pro Controller (max 7)
• Nintendo GameCube controller (max 8)
• Nintendo 3DS system (max 8, must have 3DS version of game)

It's worth noting that each GameCube controller adapter takes two USB slots, so if you hook two adapters in — it will take all four of the Wii U's USB slots.

After the break, you'll find 8-player gameplay footage and a nifty video preview from Polygon which explores some of the newly announced features.

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Vega freeze bug in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03 to be fixed by year end; Capcom has already pinpointed the cause

It's only been about a week since the Vega freeze bug was discovered in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03, but already Capcom has pinpointed the root of the problem, and is currently working on a fix for it.

According to Capcom's Peter 'ComboFiend' Rosas on the Capcom Unity blog, putting together a fix for the bug will take time, but the fighting games maker expects the fix to be released by the end of the year.

Until then, ComboFiend recomends taking the following steps to resolve the situation, if you should encounter the bug.

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GameStart Asia 2014 Ultra Street Fighter 4: Omega Edition exhibition stream archives feat. Daigo and Xian

Update: We've updated this story with YouTube videos highlighting some of the key moments during the stage program -- a quick introduction to some of the eight original World Warriors' new Omega move sets, the Daigo vs. Xian Omega Edition exhibition match, as well as the Daigo vs. The Public matches.

Earlier: Capcom will be announcing new DLC for Ultra Street Fighter 4 on stream today at GameStart in Singapore. We'll post the full details once everything is officially announced.

Also, MCZ|Daigo Umehara and RZR|Xian will be participating in an Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition exhibition match on the GameStart live stream shortly.

The action is scheduled to go down at 12 a.m. PDT, and Capcom's Yoshinori Ono will be showcasing the new mode with the help of Daigo.

You can find the live stream embed below.

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Topanga B League - Results, final standings, battle logs and more, Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament

Update: This story has been updated with final results, final standings and battle logs for the entirety of Topanga B League 2014.

Today, we see the beginning of this year's Topanga B League, which will be a round robin battle between 16 top Japanese players, continuing throughout the whole month, with the goal being to get a position in the prestigious Topanga A League this year.

Participating in this year's B League, we have 16 entirely different characters being played by MCZ|Mago, MCZ|Tokido, YHC-Mochi, NISHIKIN, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, BE|Nemo, FGC|EX Pugera, YBK|Santarouman, HORI|Sako, FGC|Ooitajin, KojiKOG, Katakana de Aoki, Akutagawa, Ninomae, Sasaki and Yossan, respectively.

The top 4 places in Topanga B League will advance directly to the A League, while places #5 and #6 will square off against last year's 7th and 8th places in A League, RZR|Fuudo and Dashio, in a second round robin event for the final two A League spots, meaning that both RZR|Fuudo and Dashio are in danger of being removed from this year's A League.

Hit the jump to follow along with current standings of the Topanga B League in its 4th year running.

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New costumes coming to Ultra Street Fighter 4 - wild outfits will give characters an animal redesign

A GameStart today in Singapore, Capcom announced that they'll be releasing additional costumes for the game as DLC in the future, called "Wild" outfits, it showed a handful of cast members as human-like animals.

Dudley was a bulldog, Ryu a wolf, Gen a goat, Hakan an octopus and Cammy a fox. Here's an image.


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Banner artwork from CerberusLives.

The Runback 4.1 results ft. ChrisG, Alex Valle, Tyrant, Infrit, Miniboss, and more

The Runback 4.1 results ft. ChrisG, Alex Valle, Tyrant, Infrit, Miniboss, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: The Level|Up Twitch stream has gone live, and tonight on The Runback, we're about to see some great fighting game action from Super Arcade.

Tonight the folks over at Super Dojo will be running a special edition of TRB in honor of PushaTee. According to their official Twitter page, the only game being played on stream tonight is Killer Instinct.

You can follow along with all of the action by checking out the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page. Last week's results can be found here.

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Dan hits U2 twice in one combo, Evil Ryu crosses Hugo up with air Tatsu, but lands in front - Cjbqulix's latest USF4 combo video

Cjbqulix might be the most active Ultra Street Fighter 4 combo video maker around right now.

Tonight's video focuses on characters that sit on opposite ends of the tier list. Evil Ryu and Dan star in this full-length combo exhibition and this is one you won't want to miss.

There are a number of stellar set-ups demonstrated here, including combos that utilize two Ultras in one go. You'll also want to check out the strange combo that involves Evil Ryu landing a cross up Tatsu on Hugo, but has the high-flying Shoto land in front of the giant grappler, continue the combo with a sick juggle.

Catch all of the action after the jump.

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A less-than-real Smash Bros. leak, Mike Ross stars in 'Jumper' - another installment of ridiculous FGC memes and images

It's been a while since our last set of ridiculous images, but since then, we here at EventHubs have stumbled upon a number of other great ones.

Among the riff-raff you'll find Mike Ross starring in his own movie (not Focus), a Super Smash Bros. 4 character select screen leak that is...less-than-real, Yipes' reaction being shared by the whole Summer Jam crowd, and more.

Check out the selection below, then hit the jump for some more.

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Nintendo releases Super Smash Bros. Wii U's opening cinematic

With Super Smash Bros. Wii U hitting stores in a little under a month, Nintendo continues to share clips and information about the upcoming title.

Today, the company has released the opening cinematic for the Wii U version. This is the video that you can expect to see whenever you boot up the game.

You can check it out after the jump.

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