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Texas Showdown 2015 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Snake Eyez, K-Brad, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, RayRay, KaneBlueRiver and more

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

This weekend, there'll be tons of high-level fighting game action courtesy of Texas' prime fighting game event, Texas Showdown 2015.

On the tournament's schedule, we can find Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. There will also be a Tekken 7 stream going on for the majority of the event.

As for players showing up, you can expect the likes of Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, Snake Eyez, EG|K-Brad, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, CTRL|RayRay, BE|KaneBlueRiver, 801 Strider, CCG|Air, Hsien Chang and many more. Streaming duties will be handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, BeastChan23 and Texas Melee.

This event also has a new installment of Ultra Fight Night Exhibitions, which is detailed towards the bottom of our story.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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Mayweather Bison vs Fei Pacquiao; check out this comical recreation of the 'Fight of the Century' via Ultra Street Fighter 4

Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather is widely regarded as the fight of the century. Though it certainly carried an insane amount of hype, its title may or may not hold true, as we have another 85 years to wait around for a match that ends up being more exciting and epic.

In truth, it shouldn't take long at all for a more exciting bout to come along. "The Fight of the Century" actually played out as a rather uneventful game of cat and mouse as Mayweather played things incredibly safe throughout the entire 12 round match.

Olympic Gaming has created a clever video re-creation of the fight in terms of Street Fighter 4. Pacquiao is represented by Fei Long while the part of Mayweather is played by M. Bison. Watch as the two spend 12 hilarious rounds dancing around each other, rarely making any contact at all.

Hit the jump to see the video.

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ISM Osiris shows off his impressive Gouken against top online players including King Smuckage in Olympic Gaming's newest spotlight

It warms my heart to see a fellow Gouken moving, shaking and catching the attention of the community with quality play.

Osiris shows a strong comprehension of his character, taking advantage of the odd and seldom seen antics Gouken is capable of.

ISM Osiris beats down a collection of opponents from the top ranks of their respective characters. His most impressive bout is certainly his fight with PIE|Smug.

Check out this ridiculous set up, which I will be stealing, Osiris performs against Smug:


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Hit the jump to see the video.

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Mortal Kombat X roundup: Hard-hitting Kano combos by Coach Steve, a combo for every Variation in-game, and more

Texas Showdown is currently underway, and while the top 16 for Mortal Kombat X isn't until later today, we've got an awesome roundup for you to check out while you wait.

This gathering of tech focuses mainly on combos with different characters. Some are very practical and should be adopted into your arsenal (if you play that character, of course), while others are mostly for show.

Featured here, you'll find characters such as Kano, D'Vorah, Sonya, Jason, and even a combo video that includes every character and Variation in the game (sans Jason).

Hit the jump to check out today's Mortal Kombat X roundup!

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Evil Ryu and Ryu may be the characters these guys always needed - Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross ep. 63: CLUTCH MUSCLES!

Today is Sunday, and that means that a fresh episode of Excellent Adventures is hot off the presses.

Episode 63 can now be found on YouTube, and in this installment Gootecks and Mike Ross try their luck online with their Evil Ryu and Ryu respectively. These new character choices may in fact be what Gootecks and Mike have needed this entire time, and if you're wondering what I mean by that, just wait until you see Gootecks flex his clutch muscles and clutch out a victory against a Cody player.

If you'd like to catch the rest of the episodes before they are uploaded on to YouTube over the next three weeks, be sure to head over to the official Excellent Adventures website and purchase the latest set.

You can check out episode 63 after the jump.

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Velociraptor's tier list and basic guide for Gouken in Ultra Street Fighter 4 version 1.05

I have here my thoughts on all of Gouken's match ups in the most recent version of Ultra Street Fighter 4.

As a bonus, I've gone into some detail for each and every match up, sans the mirror. If you choose to read the specifics, remember that Gouken only has about three different game plans.

Usually he sits back and zones though some matches allow for him to go in when he's comfortable. Other matches demand he always stay back, even after he scores a knock down. The worst matches are the ones wherein he's out-zoned and forced to try to go in.


Click the image of Gouken to see the match up chart

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Goro relentlessly punches you across the screen and takes nearly half your life in the process; check out these devastating corner carry combos

Top players in the recent Mortal Kombat games have shown that some of the best strategies involve overwhelming your opponents with a barrage of unrelenting attacks until they are dead.

If that approach is indeed valid, Goro may be quickly become one of the most popular characters in Mortal Kombat X. Here we have a Goro combo video in which Bum1six3 shows off many different means to the same, brutal ends.

Started from overheads, lows, projectiles and more, Goro can bombard his opponents with combos that carry them huge distances to reach the corner where he continues to bombard them with hit after hit. In an offensive game like MKX, corner carry is key in locking down you opponent and setting them up for even more damage.

They're not all that flashy, but the repetitive "thwoks" of Goro's fists hitting upwards of 27 times in a single combo are definitely attention grabbers. See all the ways Goro gets his offense started by clicking the jump below.

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Daigo is a world champion and has defeated countless foes, but how will he handle middle school? Check out the Daigo Manga, free on Georgia Coffee app

For those of you who aren't familiar, MCZ|Daigo's manga is an illustrated, autobiographical story about the pro gamer's path to the top of the fighting game community.

The current issue tracks The Beast's journey into his Super Turbo days. It would be during this era that he'd run into his eventual rival, Nuki. This chapter takes place in the Akihabara arcades of the '90s, which "birthed countless pro players."

The whole thing is in Japanese, but if you speak it, you can actually download the Georgia Coffee app and get the manga for free. A new chapter comes out every two weeks.

Here are a few pictures from the manga itself:

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Source: Famitsu.

Thank you to KidASeven for the submission.

Character portraits, in-game action and emotional snap shots, Danusko's displays his artistic versatility with these fighting game-based drawings

We delve into the depths of Deviant Art yet again to bring you another fighting gamer's unique interpretations of some of his favorite characters from the genre.

Danusko, Dan for short, has a variety of illustrations. Some drawings are bubbly character portraits, while others depicting a single scene from which a story might surround. These are particularly interesting as they set different moods and prompt the viewer to fill in gaps.

Most of his art is rooted in Street Fighter 3, but he also features King of Fighters, Tekken and Killer Instinct. Take a look at a few below:

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Hit the jump to see more from Danusko.

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Maximilian pays it forward to a fellow streamer in need with a surprise $6,000 donation

As one of the most popular streamers in the fighting game community, Maximilian has contributed hours upon hours of work generating a wide variety of video game content for our enjoyment.

Though we don't know the exact details, streamer Cleverfoxsol has fallen into difficult times. As Max states in his video, "life happens," and regardless of which of the wide variety of issues that may be afflicting Cleverfoxsol at the moment, it's heartwarming to see the community catch its own when they fall.

During one of Cleverfoxsol's live streams, Max and Benny send two $500 donations followed by a whopping $5,000 donation. With a shaky voice, Clever reacts yelling "I can't take that!" in emotionally-charged disbelief.

You may have read about the recent Smash streamer donation in which the Smash community raised over four thousand dollars to send as relief to the victims in the recent Nepalese earthquake.

As with any large group, we certainly participate in our fair share of drama, smack talk and negativity, but gracious actions like these and a familial attitude makes the FGC a community we can be proud to be a part of.

Hit the jump to see Max's donation video, which includes Cleverfoxsol's initial reaction as he receives it.

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Pepeday's clutch U2 followed by a fearless EX Q-Bomb, Gachikun's crazy step kick OS: Part 2 of our exclusive USF4 set

Yubiken has teamed up with us here at EventHubs to bring you, our readers, some exclusive Ultra Street Fighter 4 content.

Kim1234 recently caught up with arguably the best El Fuerte player in the world, FGC|Pepeday, conducting an in-depth interview with the fearsome Fuerte. Not only that, but thanks to Kim, we've also got two FT5 sets of matches between Pepeday and Gachikun, a very strong Sagat player from Japan.

Today we bring to you part 2 of their set -- the runback!

In the early rounds, Gachikun corners Pepeday with a cross up tick throw. On the Fuerte's wake up, Gachikun pulls off a quick, but deadly option select using forward heavy kick to stop the escape attempt.

Pepeday doesn't let that stand, however. Later on in their set, the fearless Fuerte pulls of a clutch Ultra 2 that punishes Sagat's fireball. To finish the round, Pepeday walks forward, fearless, then throws out an EX Quesadilla Bomb.


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Hit the jump to check out part 2 of this exclusive Ultra Street Fighter 4 set.

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Someone learned how to unlock Mortal Kombat X's mobile costumes on consoles without ever playing the app

In Mortal Kombat X, there are a handful of alternate costumes that can only be unlocked by playing the mobile app, and once unlocked, can be used on both mobile and console versions.

Unlocking these costumes requires players to sign up for a WBPlay account, then proceed to accomplish various tasks in the app. However, it looks as though someone figured out an exploit that bypasses playing the mobile app and unlocks the mobile costumes on consoles with minimal effort.

A GameFAQs user named Karalycos wrote a post that details how to unlock these alternate outfits. All you have to do is select online mode and visit the ranked player vs. player leaderboard. Once there, download a player's kombat history, then exit online mode. If lucky, you will unlock the following costumes: Injustice Scorpion, Farmer Jax, Ninja Mime Johnny Cage, and Klassic Kitana.

You can check out a video of this exploit being performed in-game after the jump.

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Parents seem much less upset with Mortal Kombat X than they were with Mortal Kombat 1; Fortune examines changes in social views on video game violence

There's a fairly popular video going around the FGC right now wherein Justin Wong encounters a young gamer online while playing Mortal Kombat X. We only hear the gamer, but based on their voice and the way they talk about themselves, it's pretty safe to assume they're under the age of 17, and likely closer to age 10.

A bit of a history lesson before we begin, did you know that the original Mortal Kombat was met with so much discord that the U.S. government actually had to step in and regulate things? That regulation led to the creation of the ESRB, or Entertainment Software Ratings Board.

Certainly many of you remember that little logo popping up in your Nintendo Power magazines and on the fronts of game boxes. It was Mortal Kombat that sparked the need for the rating system in games.

So now it's been about 23 years since the first MK and things have changed a bit. For one, technology has made it so that instead of pixelated human-like figures jumping around, we now have three dimensional, intricately detailed, see-the-sweat-forming-in-their-pores-realistic characters. For reference, take a look at Sub-Zero's Fatality from 1992, and then from 2015:


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So, whatever happened to the social unrest from concerned parents? Surely if they had a problem with exhibit A, they'd have a bit of a qualm with exhibit B right? Hit the jump to see what John Gaudiosi of Fortune has to say on the subject.

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Who are the top five British Capcom characters? Capcom UK reps tell us their favourites, most of whom are from fighting games

You might be hard-pressed to recall even a handful of names of British Capcom characters, but the game development company actually has created quite a few heros that hail from the United Kingdom.

For a bit of fun, community managers Neil Gortz and Matthew Edwards discussed and created a list of the characters they are most proud of as citizens of the UK.

While not everyone on the list is from a fighting game, the majority of them are. The number one spot is actually quite a surprise. Unless you're a die hard fan of the game she's from, you'll probably never guess who it is.

Hit the jump to see the video.

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Jason heals himself, changes your inputs, gains infinite armor and comes back from the dead; Superman Sajam breaks down the Mortal Kombat X slasher

The developers at NetherRealm Studios had a specific goal in mind when designing Jason for Mortal Kombat X: make him scary. It looks like they've succeeded.

Anyone who has played MKX for more than a week isn't going to be startled by sudden gore or an ominous figure... that's kid stuff at this point. Jason is scary because he's a real threat as an opponent.

His brawler-like style with high damage and command grab mix ups means you don't want him in your face, and his special moves make it frighteningly easy for him to close the gap. Perhaps the most anxiety-inducing of these being Pursuit. When this is active, your controls become flipped around, you cannot run and you cannot dash.

It essentially turns you into the pretty, young horror movie girl who just broke a cardinal horror film rule by having sex, and is now half-nakedly running for her life, but trips over EVERYTHING and makes EVERY wrong decision as the killer slowly approaches.

In any case, learn about Pursuit as well as all of Jason's other terrifying tactics in the character breakdown, found after the jump.

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