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Kitana and Reptile being shown off in Mortal Kombat X; Kombat Kast stream now live, MK character set to be 'UN-revealed' today

The Kombat Kast live stream returns today with more Mortal Kombat X action. Today, returning fighters Reptile and Kitana will be shown off and we can expect a breakdown of both characters.

This will be the first time we really see the two in action, aside from their respective character trailers.

Additionally, Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon stated on Twitter that we'll be seeing a character "UN-reveal." In other words, we'll find out what character won't be playable in Mortal Kombat X.

The stream is currently live. Check it out after the jump.

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Clutch comeback on Daigo, a perfect on Gamerbee, and more: Watch Poongko take his anger out on Nemo, Smug, and more in these highlights

The RnK Clan brings to us another great Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlight reel this morning.

Today, we get a look at the angriest Poongko we've ever seen, as his Seth obliterates the opposition. Said opposition, however, isn't just a string of random Joe Schmoe players. No, no! In this video, Poongko proves his skill over the likes of MCZ|Daigo, BE|Nemo, PIE|Smug, Eita, Leslie, and many others.

As stated in the headline, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for his clutch comeback on Daigo and the perfect he scored on AvM|Gamerbee.

You'll find the highlight reel after the jump.

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First in-game look at Shaheen in Tekken 7, more screenshots of Lucky Chloe

Back in December of last year, another brand new Tekken 7 fighter was introduced. Hailing from Saudi Arabia, Shaheen is the latest character revealed playable in Bandai Namco's upcoming next-gen fighter, however, short of his official character artwork we haven't seen much of him since the initial announcement.

Famitsu has rectified this by providing the first in-game look at Shaheen in Tekken 7. Below are a series of screenshots of the new warrior doing battle with the likes of the Mishima clan.

Additionally, we have more screenshots of Lucky Chloe, another fresh face in the Tekken series.

Check out the images below to get started, and hit the jump for more!


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Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack includes 4 characters and a lot of alternate skins

This just in: Today we have received new details on Mortal Kombat X's Kombat Pack.

The first rumblings about this content pack were heard last week when we reported on the several options available for MKX's Kollector Editions. Information from Warner Bros. revealed that the pack would include "4 add-on characters," some of which would be guest fighters.

Those who purchase the Kombat Pack, however, will also receive a hefty amount of alternate in-game skins. NetherRealm Studios producer, Shaun Himmerick, stated on Twitter that the Kombat Pack will include five different skin packs, with a total of 15 costumes to choose from.

Not only that, but based on another tweet from the NRS representative, we may be seeing classic skins, among other things.

Check out the tweets below.

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Insta-float U-air grounds airborne opponent for nasty throw setup; combos using N-air, D-air, and more in this awesome Smash 4 Peach tutorial

EOE created a Super Smash Bros. 4 tutorial that Peach players, or those looking to learn her, are definitely going to want to see.

This video focuses strictly on her combo potential, and shows you exactly how to perform them with on-screen inputs. There are combos beginning the her various attacks, such as D-air, N-air, and more. There is even a combo that begins with D-air, uses U-air on an airborne opponent to bring them back to the ground, then leads into a throw for a sick looking setup.

You can find a list of percentage ratings at which each combo will successfully connect in the video's description.

Start learning (and practicing) your Super Smash Bros 4. Peach combos with this awesome combo tutorial.

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AlucarD perfects Smug with big clap combos, Smug answers back with incredible whiff punishes - FT7 between these two character specialists

YogaFlame24 recently uploaded a truly amazing Ultra Street Fighter 4 set between two highly-skilled character specialists.

PIE|Smug (Dudley) and CORN|alucarD (Hugo) are some of the best of the best with their respective characters, and they now meet in a first-to-7 match-up that you won't want to miss.

AlucarD uses Hugo's huge clap combos to score a devastating perfect on Smug, while the Dudley player fires back with some amazing whiff punishes. If you don't have time to watch the whole set, or just want a taste of what to expect in this set, check out the GIFs below.


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You'll find the full set between these two great players after the jump.

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'Since people kept mispronouncing my name, I'm just going to put D1 as my tag' - GamerGuyd7Aces interviews Smash commentator D`ron Maingrette

When I first started writing about Smash Bros. here on EventHubs, one of the first people I quickly heard a lot about was Smash tournament organizer and commentator D'Ron "D1" Maingrette. He's certainly one of the best commentators in the Smash scene, and an extremely fun individual on his own stream, to boot.

But still, there's not a whole lot that I knew about him. I didn't even know, for instance, that "D1" is actually the correct way of pronouncing his name.

If you're in the same boat as me, then this new video interview with D1 that GamerGuyd7Aces just published may be of interest to you.

In the 30-minute long interview, D1 answers questions like: What are your opinions on Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii compared to the other titles; When did you start getting involved with the Smash community; Most memorable event you've hosted, and, oh; Where did your tag "D1" come from?

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Pre-release Tekken 7 is already eSports now: high-level combos and highlights from Tekken Crash Returns team tournament

Tekken 7 isn't even officially out in arcades yet (much less consoles), and already it's been given the eSports treatment in South Korea. I'm referring, of course, to the Tekken Crash Returns show that premiered in South Korea about two weeks ago.

That's really quite amazing and enviable. One has to wonder if Capcom might be able to pull off something similar before the actual release of Street Fighter 5.

Two weeks ago we posted the YouTube archive for Tekken Crash Returns, but at almost two hours' long, that's quite a lot to watch through. I haven't even gone through it myself.

So for those of you (and me) who are interested in checking out what sort of high-level hijinks is possible in Tekken 7 without having to sit through nearly two hours' worth of footage, YouTube users jay jelly and Tyler Bleu have made highlight reels that focus on the hype moments on the show.

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/r/Kappa has done it! Poongko and Infiltration are going to Cannes Winter Clash

We first told you about /r/Kappa's crowdfunding campaign to send South Korea's Poongko and Infiltration to France to attend the Cannes Winter Clash on the day that the New York qualifier for the same tournament happened.

Yesterday we received word (and retweeted that the campaign was very close to reaching its donation goal.

And this morning we've received some fantastic news for those of you Ultra Street Fighter 4 fans looking forward to the CWC tournament later this month -- /r/Kappa's campaign to send South Korea's Poongko and Infiltration to CWC has successfully been funded. They're really going to France now, everyone!

At CWC Poongko and Infiltration will join the likes of Japan's Hori|Sako, France's MD|Luffy and GL|Valmaster, UK's DIG|Ryan Hart and CG|Problem X, New York's PIE|Smug and more (Edit: Such as China's Qanba|Xiao Hai who has been invited to attend the tournament). And it's all thanks to fans like you.

Like we've recently seen with Shadowloo Showdown 6, Poongko is a riot to have around at a tournament. And Infiltration ain't too shabby himself -- just check out this hilarious clip of him playing on stream below.

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Street Fighter 5: 'Capcom is committed to growing the community and giving the tournament players a real incentive to push the game further'

Play Magazine -- a UK-based video game publication -- released their latest issue last week with an exclusive feature on Capcom's upcoming fighting juggernaut, Street Fighter 5.

In this issue, Play caught up with Capcom UK's new community manager, Matt Edwards, to discuss the fifth numerical entry in the Street Fighter franchise. While much of the piece recapped most of the information we already know about Street Fighter 5, there were a number of very interesting bits of information regarding Capcom's plans and thought process behind the game's potential success.

The company behind our beloved fighting franchise has made it clear that one of their main focuses with Street Fighter 5 is the tournament scene. "Capcom is committed to growing the community and giving the tournament players a real incentive to push the game further," Edwards states outright.

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Daigo's perfect footsies, Pepeday & Itazan leave their sticks neutral for almost 7 seconds - Tokaigi Game Party Japan 2015 tournament

On February 1, the second day of Nico Video's "Tokaigi: Game Party Japan 2015" convention at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, Topanga hosted a special 2-on-2 random teams exhibition tournament featuring 16 of the most recognizable faces in the fighting games community over there.

The 16 players involved in the tournament were EG|Momochi, EG|ChocoBlanka, MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, Hori|Sako, RZR|Fuudo, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, BE|Nemo, Bonchan, Kazunoko, Pepeday, Matsuri (female Chun-Li player who made it into the Taito Japan National Finals), -6 (#1 Poison player according to the arcade ranking charts) and Haitani. They drew lots on the day itself to determine which players would team up with whom.

There's over three hours' worth of high-level footage here, but by the end of it all, two match moments in particular became the talk of the tournament: MCZ|Daigo's perfect footsies game against RZR|Itazan's Zangief (left animated GIF), and a crazy tense moment during which RZR|Itazan and Pepeday literally left their joysticks in the neutral position for almost seven full seconds (right).


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What's more, Daigo actually managed to score not one, but two perfect rounds against Itazan's Zangief in two games -- you can see it for yourself in the fourth video below (Daigo & Mago vs. Nemo & Itazan).

Are Zangief's days numbered? No wonder Noel Brown and Justin Wong feel that PIE|Smug has eclipsed Snake Eyez to become the #1 player in all of United States.

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Noel Brown & Justin Wong: 'Smug's the best Street Fighter player in America now' - find out why in this Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlights reel

Smug's a beast at Street Fighter. "Da Beast", you could even say. But that's not all; now he's also "Da Best" in North America at it, if UVG|Noel Brown and EG|Justin Wong are to be believed.

They recently had a discussion on the subject, and came to the conclusion Smug is probably the best player in the United States now that more and more competitive players are better at dealing with Zangief.

There's been a bit of a debate on this since Noel Brown shared his thoughts on the subject on Twitter earlier this week. James Chen, for instance, believes that EG|PR Balrog is still the best USF4 player in the US. Another player whose name has been thrown into the ring is NuckleDu.

Regardless who you think the #1 USF4 player in the United States at the moment is, however, one thing is for sure: Smug's play is certainly very entertaining to watch.

Deadly corner pressure, 1-frame link combos, fake-outs and resets -- you name it, this guy's got it.

Here are some of his finest moments on Xbox Live and at tournaments recently, put together by vid maker The Beast.

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Greninja gets nerfed in Ver. 1.0.5 patch for Super Smash Bros. 3DS; detailed patch notes from the ever-excellent Smash community

A new patch for Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (but not the Wii U version) has just been released on the Nintendo e-Shop today.

The new patch, entitled Ver. 1.0.5, is intended only for the 3DS installment of the game -- so don't freak out if you can't find the update in the Wii U's Nintendo e-Shop, and its main purpose is to add Amiibo figure support to those of you who're playing on the recently released New Nintendo 3DS.

But it also contains other changes -- ones significantly enough to make replay data retained from Ver. 1.0.4 incompatible in 1.0.5. .. you know what this means, right?

Yep, Sakurai and his development team have once again made a few tweaks to the game engine, rendering replays from the previous version unusable -- and they're not telling you what these changes are.

Fortunately, the excellent Smash community's got your back on this one. Ever since the patch dropped late last night, numerous community members have been hard at work taking the new version through its paces.

Here's what they've found (note that Link's jab shenanigans have been proven to still be possible in 1.0.5):


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Below we've also embedded video demonstrations for two techniques that are no longer possible with Ver. 1.0.5.

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Tekken 7 opening movie: Kazuya and Heihachi's monumental battle atop a volcano, Kazumi Mishima's self-sacrificial proclamation

Through sheer coincidence (or otherwise), next week marks the release of not one, but two leading 3D fighting games -- at least in Japan.

On top of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, which comes out for both consoles and the arcades in Japan next week, Bandai Namco Games's Tekken 7 will also be hitting select arcades all over the country as part of an early release campaign.

Once the game is out over in arcades, Tekken fans can likely look forward to more footage from the initial release version, presumably featuring only 20 selectable fighters (including newcomers Lucky Chloe and Shaheen) at the outset according to the characters section on the game's official homepage.


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There may also be hints to Tekken 7's overall story in the various character endings contained in the arcade version of the game; but let's not get ahead of ourselves shall we? Let's kick off the release hype train right, by starting from the very beginning.

Helping us do exactly that today is this spanking new Tekken 7 opening cinematic trailer that Bandai Namco Games published on the Web today, featuring an impeccably choreographed fight scene between Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima atop a fiery volcano -- one of the key moments in the series's storyline.

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Peach KOs a 0% Jigglypuff with one hit in Super Smash Bros. Wii U - we're still wondering what happened here...

Just this weekend, we here at EventHubs were sent an interesting Super Smash Bros. Wii U video.

The footage features a 1v1 match between a Peach player and a Jigglypuff. With Peach at over 100% damage and Jigglypuff sitting at 0%, the two trade with attacks in the air and well, the latter gets KO'd.

This is... very unusual. Considering Peach had enough damage to be sent packing with virtually any attack, the princess survived and instead, the Pokèmon perished.

We're not exactly sure what happened here, but some of the theories floating around claim that Peach's parasol can KO randomly and that Jigglypuff's light weight contributed to the incredibly early death.

You can check out the clip below, and if you have any information on this strange occurrence, please let us know in the comments below.

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