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One touch stun combos with Ryu, a 70% combos with Bison and a 55 hit combos with Chun-Li; EL Chakotay shows off some heavy hitters in Street Fighter 5

Round and round we continue to go with the Street Fighter 5 online beta, and we have a few big damage combos for you to try out during the ongoing five day world wide beta test.

These combos show Ryu, Bison and Chun-Li at their strongest, requiring an activated V-Trigger to perform. They're not all that impractical, as Bison's requires a jump in in the corner, and Ryu's echoes his unblockable Denjin set up from Third Strike.

It may be more realistic that Chun-Li would score a 54-hit combo, as the one in today's video requires a stray fireball to hit, but we expect combos like these to be seen regularly should the game's properties remain widely the same.

These combos are yet another testament to the incredibly high damage output that Street Fighter 5 currently boasts. Hit the jump to see them.

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The Super Smash Bros. fight for survival in this explosively action-packed stop motion video

Moonshine Animations have perfected the meticulous process that is stop motion animation, and they've applied their talents to making an exceptional action video featuring some of the Super Smash cast.

Mario, Samus, Link, Sonic, Snake and Luigi somehow end up in an evil dimension filled with heavy weapon-toting vixens who are less than welcoming, and the high-octane showdown that proceeds is incredible.

Not only is the animation top-notch, but the lighting, cinematography and pacing are all excellently executed. See if the Smash crew, Luigi in particular, can survive this explosive ordeal. Hit the jump to watch the video.

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R. Mika swings, slams and drops the competition in her Street Fighter 5 trading card Vine

Updated: R. Mika's animated Street Fighter 5 Vine trading card has been added to this story.

Earlier: It's been 17 years since Street Fighter Alpha 3, and R. Mika's last appearance, but we're finally getting the big-bootied bomber back as a playable character.

Street Fighter's official Twitter has wasted no time in releasing Mika's Street Fighter 5 trading card. No doubt you've checked out Mika's most recent screen shots, but her trading card recalls her Alpha 3 days.


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Hit the jump to check out Mika's Vine trading card.

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Updated: Mortal Kombat X patch notes, big announcement may be coming later this week

Updated: Official patch notes have been added to this story. The patch is expected to drop sometime tomorrow.

Additionally, Tyler Lansdown mentioned on stream that we'll be seeing a big Mortal Kombat X announcement later this week.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew is back for another Kombat Kast. It's been a little over a month since we last saw a broadcast, and today we're in for a treat.

This particular stream will be devoted to discussing patch notes for the upcoming MKX update.

NRS representatives took to Twitter last week to give hints at what balance changes we'll be seeing. From what we know, Jacqui Briggs players will be happy with the update, and both Kano and Kotal Kahn will be receiving new attacks.

You can check out the live stream after the jump.

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5th Topanga B League dates and competitors announced, including a new qualifying system in place - Pepeday, AiAi, Misse, Matsuri and more partaking

We're at that wonderful time of the year again when the Topanga League is starting up. This year's B League is set to start this very week, and we got the full rundown of when to tune in, what to expect and who to root for in this 5th Topanga B League preview.

First off, there's a new system in place this year. Instead of one big Round Robin featuring all players battling it out, the player number has been expanded to 20 players (up from 16), and will now divide them into two different groups of 10, where the top 2 players go directly to the Topanga A League, while the 3rd placers in each group have to battle MCZ|Tokido and BE|Nemo, last year's 8th and 9th placers in the A League, for the final 2 A League spots.

Players still waiting in the A League since last year include MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, HORI|Sako, Bonchan, Uryo, FGC|Michael-tan and ZV|Kazunoko. Hit the jump to read about this year's participants, and the broadcast dates.

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WSO Sessions special edition live stream ft. Ryan Hart, Necalli and Vega build of Street Fighter 5 being played

The UK Street Fighter scene is back with another session of WSO. Today's event is special in that it will feature the Necalli / Vega build of Street Fighter 5.

Not only that, but one of Europe's best players, Ryan Hart, will be competing, along with the already strong UK players.

We will undoubtedly witness a ton of high-level play here, and seeing more of Necalli and Vega is the cherry on top.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

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Street Fighter 5 pre-order costumes and collector's edition revealed for North America

Just this morning, Capcom unveiled the first set of alternate costumes for Street Fighter 5. These outfits will become available to those who pre-order the game at select retailers.

Check out the costumes below.

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Which costume you get will be dependent upon where you pre-order. The breakdown is as follows:

Gamestop - Battle Costume Ryu
Best Buy - Battle Costume Cammy
Amazon - Battle Costume M. Bison
PlayStation Store/PC Digital: Battle Costume Chun-Li

Hit the jump for details on the collector's edition.

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New footage of Combofiend's R. Mika in Street Fighter 5 shows interesting set ups, resets, and more

The latest build of Street Fighter 5 was featured at PAX this past week, and on Saturday the Capcom team dropped by the BAIT clothing store in Seattle to give those not attending the convention some time with the game.

Luckily, Khaos Gaming was on the scene and managed to score a direct-feed recording of Combofiend's R. Mika in action.

Facing off against a Birdie player named Harrison, Combofiend demonstrates a number of new Mika techniques such as a corner reset, Critical Art set ups, and much more.

Check out the footage after the jump.

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Phenom's OCV, an in-game bug sends DJT home, and another grand finals controller malfunction - Summer Jam 9 highlights

Summer Jam 9 was jam-packed with exciting match ups and epic moments. Having tuned in for the whole weekend of tournament goodness, we here at EventHubs wanted to share with our readers some of our favorite and some of the most intense moments from the event.

Featured here, you'll find an OCV (one-character-victory), perfects, comebacks, and much more! Below is our first highlight to get you started.

Phenom OCV's Noel, Strider, and NuckleDu in USF4 teams

During the Ultra Street Fighter 4 team tournament on day one of Summer Jam, BX3TPL|Phenom's M. Bison put in work. When going up against a team consisting of some of the U.S.'s strongest warriors (WFX|801 Strider, Liquid|NuckleDu, and UVG|Noel Brown), Phenom managed to take out all three in a OCV.

Even more impressive is the fact that Phenom defeated NuckleDu's Guile, which is one of Bison's worst match ups and regarded as one of the worst match ups in the game.


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Hit the jump for more.

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Summer Jam 9 results ft. Dieminion, SonicFox, Snake Eyez, XCaliburBladez, DaBuz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's biggest multi-game event is Summer Jam 9, which features a whopping 16 fighting games that we'll be covering for you this weekend.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, SoulCalibur 5, Skullgirls, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and King of Fighters 13.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so Ultra Street Fighter 4 points are up for grabs, but it's also a qualifier for the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royale, the finals of which are taking place at NEC in December of this year, so there's a lot at stake.

Also, a lot of high-level competitors are attending. You can expect to see Liquid|NuckleDu, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, Tempo|NYChrisG, MC Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|Dieminion, KIG|Problem X, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, IQHQ|DaBuz, TS|LordKnight, YOMI|MIT, WFX|801 Strider, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, MC Static, RZR|Perfect Legend, SweetRevenge, BX3TPL|Phenom, TSC|IFC Yipes, DJ Nintendo, YOMI|Slayer, FF|ElvenShadow, The Moon, YOMI|REO, Master, Zhu, YOMI|DJT, Flux, YOMI|Michaelangelo, KIT|Cloud805, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|Unkn0wn, ModBot|6WX, BCW|Brenttiscool, Julio, TS|NerdJosh, IQHQ|DKWill, UM|RMZ, Cactuar, PAG|Glitch, OG|Shine and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, KombatNetwork, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump for the live streams and stream schedule.

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Smash @ PAX results feat. Mew2King, Leffen, ZeRo, Westballz

Updated with final results: We've added the final results from Smash @ PAX into this story.

The VGBootCamp crew is currently attending PAX Prime over in Seattle and running a Super Smash Bros. event. "Smash @ PAX" is streaming right now, and both Super Smash Bros. Melee and Wii U are being played.

A number of top-level Smash Bros. players are competing, including MVG|Mew2King, TSM|Leffen, Tempo|Westballz, TSM|ZeRo, Fe|Nintendude, and more.

Today is finals day, and we will be seeing the aforementioned players competing in singles and doubles tournaments for both games. You can check out a schedule and brackets over on the PAX Prime website.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

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'The most disgusting display of Street Fighter mastery' - Zhi commentates these top-notch, top eight matches from the Pro Tour Hong Kong Qualifier

Capcom Pro Tour Asia Hong Kong Qualifier concluded yesterday, and we've got a handful of matches from the latter part of the tournament for you to check out.

Watch as Misse, fresh off a win at TFM last week, takes on the mighty Infiltration in a top eight winners match. We also see the likes of Tonpy and his impressive Viper play, MOV with his deadly Ibuki and Dark Jiewa with his fiery Ken.

Unlike many tournaments in the States, the top five placers in this tournament have no sponsor tags in front of their names, proving that not only sponsored players win tourneys.

We have five of the hypest matches from the event ready to go after the jump below.

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Combofiend shows off his R. Mika, Necalli and more as he takes on challengers in Street Fighter 5 at PAX Prime

There's been no lack for hype since the announcement that R. Mika will be in Street Fighter 5, and we've been eagerly scrounging around for any and all footage we can find of the bouncy brawler.

Combofiend has been taking on any and all challengers at PAX Prime, and we've managed to nab some video of what Capcom's community manager had to offer with the newer SF5 characters.

After he shows off his Mika, Combofiend jumps around the character select a bit, also playing Necalli amongst others. No one is more knowledgeable, at this point, about Street Fighter 5 in general, so you're sure to see some interesting new tech.

Hit the jump below to see the video.

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SCR Prelude 2 results ft. Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, Chris King, Tyrant

Updated: Final results and archives have been added.

Earlier: SCR Prelude 2 is taking place today in Anaheim, California. This one-day event is the second of two tournaments leading up to SoCal Regionals 2015.

Games being played today include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, WL|Chris King, HB|Tyrant, Miniboss, GutterMagic, and more will be competing, so be sure to tune in! You can find the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

You can find the live streams and schedule after the jump.

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Introducing the Street Fighter 5 Fightpad Pro and Fightstick Alpha - Mad Catz unveils upcoming products

During the official Twitch broadcast of PAX Prime, Mad Catz's own Mark "MarkMan" Julio sat down with Mike Ross to discuss some upcoming products.

MarkMan unveiled two brand new Street Fighter 5 peripherals that are currently under development: the Fightpad Pro and Fightstick Alpha.

The Fightpad Pro is a traditional six-button controller that is similar to the old Street Fighter 4 line of fightpads with the addition of two analog sticks. The Fightstick Alpha is meant to be an entry level arcade stick that comes in a more compact design than the TE2 and has six buttons instead of eight.

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The newly announced products are still in the very early stages of development, so pricing and release information has not yet been revealed.

MarkMan also released new information on the special Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li TE2, announcing that pre-orders will begin near the end of next month.

Source: Twitch.


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