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Ultra Street Fighter 4's Decapre, Elena, Dudley, and Akuma square off in a fresh batch of footage from Gamekult

Gamekult returns with more Ultra Street Fighter 4 footage, only this time, we have actual matches. Instead of focusing only on the 5th Ultra character, Decapre, here we have footage of the Cammy clone, along with Dudley, Elena, and Akuma.

Although the footage is recorded using the original Final Round 17 build of Ultra Street Fighter 4, we still get to see many of Decapre's moves and combos in action. Additionally, the other aforementioned characters have gone virtually unchanged since that build, (as far as we know), so we get to see what they currently look like in Ultra.

You'll find all three Ultra Street Fighter 4 match videos after the jump.

Readers feel Edition Select should not be tournament standard for Ultra Street Fighter 4

Earlier this month, we here at EventHubs ran a poll to see if our readers felt that Ultra Street Fighter 4's Edition Select should be used as the tournament standard in major events.

For those of you unfamiliar, Edition Select is an offline mode that will be included in USF4 that allows players to choose any version of their favorite characters, (i.e. Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, and Ultra Street Fighter 4).

The results of our poll are in, and it seems that the vast majority of those who voted feel Edition Select should not be used as the tournament standard.

Hit the jump to check out how it all shook down.

Fast-paced action, slick choreography and daisy dukes: Dead or Alive characters face off in this live-action beach battle between Rig and Tina

Steering away from the traditional cosplay galleries we do, today we have a bit of a special treat for all you fans out there.

In the Dead or Alive series, the characters have some fairly realistic looking attributes in-game, but never have any two characters looked this life-like.

The folks over at Stone Mountain Stunts put together an excellent, real-life fight between DoA's Tina and Rig. The two engage in a smoothly choreographed battle on the beach.

Below you can check out some screen-caps from the video showing off the fighters in action. Be sure to hit the jump to view the video.

Kenneth 'K-Brad' Bradley joins team Evil Geniuses

It was announced today by CoolGrayAJ over on Twitter that Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley is now the newest member of Team Evil Geniuses.

K-Brad has made a name for himself by proving he is a very strong Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 player. Most recently, the top level Cammy player took home 1st place at SoCal Regionals 2014, defeating the EVO 2012 champion, Infiltration, in the grand finals.

The new Evil Geniuses member stated that he is happy to be a part of the team, and gives credit to Justin Wong for making it happen. "Over the years, I've become good friends with the EG players, most especially Justin Wong, whom I would credit in getting me here in the first place," K-Brad says. "I am truly thankful to have great teammates like Eduardo, Ricky and Justin. I couldn't be any happier if I tried.”

K-Brad joins fellow Street Fighter players Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, PR Balrog, Momochi, and Choco Blanka on the team.

Hit the jump to check out Justin and Ricky's personal statements on the addition of K-Brad, and CoolGrayAJ's tweet.

Flapping Bird Kick! 'Street Flapper' mixes Street Fighter with Flappy Bird in all new, free iOS app that looks cooler than it sounds

Well, we all knew it was only a matter of time...

If you haven't been living under a rock for the past year, chances are you've heard of an app called Flappy Bird. It's a game that puts you in the driver's seat, and lets you control a small, round bird with the touch of the screen. The goal is to navigate through obstacles formed of green pipes from the Super Mario Bros. series, and try to get the highest score. (I'm not making this up.)

Now, a new, free app has hit the market, only this time it is Street Fighter 2 themed. "Street Flapper" mixes classic sounds, sprites, and backgrounds from SF2 with the foundation of Flappy Bird.

Although this may look like a lawsuit waiting to happen, the iTunes description states that there is absolutely no monetization or advertising going on here, and that Street Flapper is just a silly, fan-made project for people to enjoy. The description goes on to say that if Capcom requests the app be removed, it will be taken down.

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The new app is available for iPhone and iPad, and you can find all the information you need on Street Flapper by hitting the link. Ffeel free to let us know if you try it out for yourself.

Hit the jump for video footage of Street Flapper.

Stunning, Stylish and Spectacular — This Dante combo video shows optimized meter building so you can reach that triple S ranking

Dante, known as one of the most stylish people in gaming, holds true to his reputation in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. But just how stylish can a man be?

Asaba23 believes that he can show us, with what he's labeled as The Ultimate Dante Combo Video, which showcases some truly impressive meter building, even for Dante, and optimized combos all around.

You'll have to see it to believe it. Hit the jump to find out.

Is pro gaming now considered a sport? One of South Korea's top universities think so, and is now accepting gamers as student athletes

It's no secret that South Korea is a country that is very accepting of pro gaming as a true career. Titles such as Starcraft and League of Legends have flourished as a sport in the country, and they're showing no signs of lowering their production values for gaming events.

This, however, is a step even larger than what we've previously seen. Reportedly, one of South Korea's top 10 schools, Chung-Ang University, is set to start accepting competitive gamers the same way they accept traditional athletes.

Hit the jump to read more details regarding Chung-Ang University's gaming initiative.

Nintendo Direct set for April 8th, will focus specifically on Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

While we've been receiving a steady stream of new pictures, showcasing things such as new items, new stages and returning characters via the official Super Smash Bros. website, newcomers have typically been reserved for Nintendo Direct events.

However, it's been a while not only since the game's latest newcomer, Little Mac, was shown off, but also since we got our latest veteran, which was Diddy Kong, on February 20th.

Today, a upcoming Nintendo Direct was announced on the official Super Smash Bros. website. Hit the jump for more information on what this Nintendo Direct might include.

'Rolento is technical, Poison is easy to use', Mad Catz players Tokido and Mago detail how to play newcomers Rolento and Poison with gameplay videos

Yesterday we got a video from Bonchan detailing the best way to play Sagat, and what Ultra has done to the character. Today, we've got something a bit more fresh, namely two videos focusing on Ultra Street Fighter 4 newcomers.

Below, two of Japan's most renowned Street Fighter 4 players, MCZ|Tokido and MCZ|Mago detail the special characteristics of Final Fight alumnis Rolento and Poison, respectively. As always, EventHubs' very own MajinTenshinhan provides translations of their opinions.

Hit the jump to check out the videos and their translations.

Daigo wants to play T. Hawk and Zangief in USF4 after EVO 2014, feels Ryu's Ultra changes won't affect the character much

4Gamer conducted an interview with Mad Catz' own Daigo "The Beast" Umehara during the WonderGOO event last week at which Umehara took part in a kumite/handshake appearance. Although the interview was originally posted in Japanese, Beast Note posted some of the interview highlights over on their site.

Daigo stated that he will be sticking with his trademark Ryu throughout EVO 2014 come this July. In a pretty strong change of pace, however, it appears that The Beast aims to try other Ultra Street Fighter 4 characters once EVO concludes, noting Guile (which he already plays), and the grapplers Zangief and T. Hawk.

We've already seen a bit of what Daigo's Zangief can do in a recent exhibition match with RZR|Fuudo; we can only dream of what Umehara's T. Hawk will look like in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 officially added to EVO 2014 lineup, Namco Bandai to sponsor the event

During tonight's episode of IPlayWinner's The Fray!, EVO tournament series co-founder Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar stopped by to make an announcement about this year's event.

When the official EVO 2014 lineup was first revealed, many Tekken fans, (including Mad Catz' own Mark "MarkMan" Julio), were fairly disappointed to see that the 3D fighter would not be making an appearance as a main game. However, after tonight's announcement, it has been confirmed that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will indeed be featured as a main game, joining the likes of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, and more.

Additionally, Namco Bandai Games, the company which develops the Tekken franchise, is stepping in as a primary sponsor for EVO 2014. The decision to get Tekken back to EVO, and get Namco themselves as a sponsor was heavily due to the efforts of MarkMan, Bronson Tran, and the Tekken community.

Source: IPlayWinner. Via SRK. Mentioned by Jonny2010uk and USAtlas.

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 2014 1.13 feat. Jayce the Ace, Snake Eyez, Filipino Man, Chris and Gootecks

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 2014 1.13 feat. Jayce the Ace, Snake Eyez, Filipino Man, Chris and Gootecks Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to this story.

Wednesday Night Fights is running tonight, featuring players like Jayce the Ace, Snake Eyez, FRQ|Filipino Man, NGL|Chris and Gootecks and more. Brackets are available on Level|Up's Challonge website.

It's hosted from Super Arcade in Waltnut, CA if you want to stop by and the main games on the docket will be SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice and TTT2.

Last week's results for WNF are available here. Hit the jump to view the coverage.

Decapre's air Spiral Arrow safe on block from proper range, running HHS attack is unsafe: Move list, combos and more shown off in new USF4 video

Gamekult has released a brand new Ultra Street Fighter 4 video that takes a closer look at Decapre.

This video runs through virtually everything on her move list, along with a demonstration of her walk speed, some moves that are safe/unsafe, combos, setups, and more.

The original Final Round 17 build of Ultra Street Fighter 4 was used for this compilation, so a few things shown here have since been changed, such as her grounded Spiral Arrow being removed and her teleports being given after images. Note: Ultra Street Fighter 4 is still in development, so Decapre is still susceptible to undergoing further changes.

Still, we get to see many of her normal attacks in play, different teleport setups, her crazy-fast overhead attack, and more. Interestingly enough, we see that her air Spiral Arrow is safe on block from the proper range, while her rapid hands attack, (similar to E. Honda's Hundred Hand Slap), is quite unsafe.

Hit the jump to check out this Decapre montage.

Updated: Results and archives added, Next Level Battle Circuit #64 ft. Sanford Kelly, Rico Suave, Smug, Flux, Sabin, Glitch, JRosa, and more

Updated: Results and archives added, Next Level Battle Circuit #64 ft. Sanford Kelly, Rico Suave, Smug, Flux, Sabin, Glitch, JRosa, and more Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

EMP|Sanford Kelly, RG|Rico Suave, PIE|Smug, TS|Sabin, CTRL|Flux, EMP|JRosa, RG|Masta CJ, AG|Glitch, and more are in attendance tonight to compete at SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3 and Injustice.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

Hit the jump to view the coverage.

Story Mode, Fulgore footage, and more to be shown: Killer Instinct live stream ft. Q&A, gameplay

The Microsoft Studios team returns today to bring us their weekly live stream of Killer Instinct.

As we've seen in previous feeds, we can expect to get roughly an hour of solid Killer Instinct footage, with many characters, colors, and stages shown off. Last week, we were shown quite a bit of Fulgore footage, and it was mentioned that we'd get a look at a few new things this week.

The official Killer Instinct Facebook page states that Story Mode will be shown off on stream today.

Additionally, the Microsoft Studios team will be fielding questions from the Twitch TV chat, so if you'd like to try and get yours addressed, be sure to tune in.

Hit the jump to check out the live video feed.

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