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Next wave of changes will be final for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Capcom still taking feedback on crucial issues

Capcom is nearing the finish line for the balancing process of Ultra Street Fighter 4. During Hypespotting, David "Dawgtanian" Hinds briefly spoke about how things have been shaping up for the game in the final months of development.

Hinds was asked about which changes are in store for fans, but he didn't want to guess at which alterations would make it in.

"There's still more changes to come, but I don't want to speculate in case any of the ones I mentioned don't eventually make it into the final game," he said.

"Just keep an eye out for the next wave of changes, these will be the final ones," Hinds noted.

That doesn't mean Capcom is done taking suggestions from the fans, though. Hit the break to continue reading.

Enterbrain to publish guide for Ultra Street Fighter 4 with frame data in Japan

Enterbrain will once again be publishing a Street Fighter 4 series guide, this time for Ultra Street Fighter 4 — in Japan.

It will be released on April 18, 2014, and be priced at 1,390 Yen, or about $13.52 USD.

The publication is reported to be 128 pages, have updated frame data, and a MCZ|Daigo Umehara interview, all in Japanese.

You can find a listing for this product on Amazon Japan and Enterbrain's website.

To get them to ship to locations outside of Japan, you may have to look into a store that deals with imports, though.

Tip from David_I.

April EventHubs subscriber giveaway is BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Limited Edition for the PS3

Our bi-monthly giveaway for EventHubs subscribers is a copy of BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Limited Edition for the PlayStation 3. If the winner does not have a PS3, we will award them with a fighting game of their choice for any system they wish.

You can become a subscriber now for $20 USD per year, to be entered into the EventHubs bi-monthly sweepstakes.

You'll also get other great benefits for subscribing like:

• Ads removed from web and mobile platforms when signed in.
• A monthly newsletter only for VIPs where we talk about new features and site developments.
• Sweet highlights on your username in the comments area and user profile page.

Last month's winner of a Mad Catz FightStick Pro for the Xbox 360 was Warbeast.

Hit the jump for more details, including contest rules.

Hypespotting 3 results, stream archive feat. Ryan Hart, Problem X, Valmaster, F-Word, WhiteBl4ck, Emersion and more

Updated with results and a stream archive: This story has been updated with results for Hypespotting 3, along with a stream archive of the final day of the tournament.

In a different part of the world from the ID Global Tournament, we have another great event going on in Glasgow, Scotland, namely Hypespotting 3.

Notable players in attendance include Ryan Hart, CG|Problem X, Fureur|Valmaster, F-Word, Emersion and many more. Streaming duties are being handled by VersusScotland.

This event is also a location test for Ultra Street Fighter 4, so expect to see some gameplay of the upcoming new characters and system changes.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

Nester shows up on Smash Bros. website as April Fool's joke, screen shots included

It's that time of year again, and April Fool's jokes are already being spread around the interwebs.

Nester showed up on a website spoofing the official Super Smash Bros. site, to make it look like he'd be the next character added to the roster.

Nester was the comic strip star/mascot for the now defunct Nintendo Power magazine, and the fake Smash Bros. website runners even saw fit to create a rough model and take some screen shots of him in-game.

You can find more images after the jump.

CEO Prologue results, stream archive feat. Flocker, NuckleDu, K-Brad, CJ Truth, Marvelo, Noel Brown and more

CEO Prologue went down yesterday, a tournament featuring players like EMP|Flocker, EMP|NuckleDu, FNEX|K-Brad, CEO|CJ Truth, Marvelo, UVG|Noel Brown and more.

We've added the results for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, TTT2, KoF13, BlazBlue: CP, Injustice and Killer Instinct, along with a stream archive into this story for everyone to check out.

Hit the jump to view everything.

Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross 2014 ep. 9: Brassness

The quest for points continues as Gootecks and Mike Ross continue their Excellent Adventures.

Will the guys be able to encounter LGI|Tangent once again and reclaim what he took for them? Or will they have to face other opponents in hopes of restoring their lost honor?

Find out in the latest episode of the Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross 2014, after the jump.

ID Global Tournament 2014 results, battle logs and stream archives ft. Tokido, Fuudo, Infiltration, Justin Wong, Bonchan, Mago, MadKOF and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have what is billed as South Korea's first fighting game major, the ID Global Tournament 2014. The prize pots are huge, with $10,000 being awarded to the first place winner of King of Fighters 13, while Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 are hardly anything to scoff at, either, each having $5,000 up for grabs for the top 3 placers in both games, respectively.

When the prizes are high, you can bet the level of talent will be, as well. Players like MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, Bonchan, Kazunoko, MCZ|Mago, AVM|GamerBee, Qanba|Xiao Hai, Qanba|Dakou, CafeID|MadKOF and many, many more attending.

Streaming duties are being handled by CafeID. Check out our official preview for more information.

Hit the jump to check out the stream and our early results and battle logs.

Walter White does his best Akuma impression in this Breaking Bad vs. Street Fighter original animation

Showing his love for two franchises, and figuring out a very creative way to combine both of them, Junior Jesman created an original animation featuring Ryu from Street Fighter and Jesse Pinkman from Breaking Bad.

This short skit is full of tons of awesome homages to the show, so if you're a fan of cartoon-styled mash-ups, you'll probably dig this.

The clip is just a hair over a minute long, and look out for various cameos from SF cast members as well.

Just how good is Daigo's Zangief in SSF4 AE v2012? Should Snake Eyez fear The Beast? Well...

Snake Eyez, you've just been put on notice... well, not really.

As part of the promotions for the new SSF4 CR pachinko machine, MCZ|Daigo participated in a short SSF4 AE v2012 exhibition with RZR|Fuudo.

The catch is both players selected characters they had never used in a tournament before, Zangief for Daigo and Chun-Li for Fuudo.

While both player's fundamental skills are on display here, you can see there's a reason or two why they've never selected these characters in a tournament before.

Still, this is a good chance to see two of the best play around with a few fighters they're not known for using. You can find the footage after the break.

Whether on hit or block, many do not know these moves can be punished by 2 frame attacks in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

Because there are so very few moves in the Street Fighter 4 series with 2 frames of start up, many people don't realize that certain attacks are punishable on block — or hit.

ShoryuSengan's latest clip looks at many commonly used attacks that are often thought to be safe on block, and shows that they can be punished with a 2-frame move, in this case, Ken's super.

He also shows that Dudley and Gouken can punish many of these same attacks with their supers as well.

Hit the jump to view the video.

Glacius unblockable setup in Killer Instinct off of a combo breaker, CD Jr. feels it's game breaking

EMP|CD Jr. has discovered a Glacius unblockable off of a combo breaker in Killer Instinct.

The setup involves doing a Medium Hail right after you land a successful combo breaker, and then performing a Medium Shatter.

CD Jr. made a video showing how this works against Sadira, and also did a follow up stream showing how some characters can escape this setup.

Hit the jump to view both videos.

Capcom launches Pro Tour 2014 rank system on official website, track your favorite player's progress

The Capcom Pro Tour is currently underway with Final Round 17 having been its first stop. Players who competed were given ranking points relative to their placing, and this will be the case in future Pro Tour ranking tournaments.

Capcom has announced that their new ranking system is now up and running over on the official Pro Tour 2014 website. You can now track the progress of each player that scored points, and the website will update every Friday.

Ryan Hart took first place at Final Round 17, so he was awarded a spot to compete at the Capcom Cup, which will take place at the end of the year. The Pro Tour site gives you the option to view the top 5, top 16, or full standings, along with match footage from the event.

Be sure to check it out, and tune back in each Friday for updates.

Source: Capcom Unity.

Mike Tyson is the living embodiment of Balrog: Watch him K.O. opponents with devastating punches and Street Fighter 2 sound effects

As many know, Balrog's initial Street Fighter 2 design was based off of legendary professional boxer, Mike Tyson. In Japan, the name of Street Fighter's powerful pugilist is actually M. Bison (Mike Bison), but when the game came stateside, it had to be switched up in order to avoid any legal complications.

Well, a YouTube user named Vogey created a video that brings the two together in a glorious fashion. Combining clips of actual Mike Tyson boxing matches with Street Fighter 2 sound effects, we now get to see what Capcom may have had in mind when designing Balrog.

This video has four minutes of Tyson match footage, and is getting so popular that Mike Tyson himself actually posted it on Twitter.

You'll find the video after the break, and feel free to tell us what you think of it in the comments section below.

Updated: 'When's Street Fighter?' ft. PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, ChrisG, Ricky Ortiz, Kelvin Jeon, Super Yan, El Cubano Loco, and more

Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Tonight, the NorCal fighting game scene will be sitting down for a great night of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 action. FGTLive is running their "When's Street Fighter?" weekly tournament tonight, and although the tournament doesn't begin until about 8:30 p.m. PST, there are some great casuals currently taking place.

Players expected to compete tonight include EGlPR Balrog, RGlFilipino Champ, ChrisG, EG|Ricky Ortiz, MMGlEl Cubano Loco, MMGlG-Dragon, MMGlJulio, Kelvin Jeon, Hoodaman, PHlLPN, Brass, Crizzle, Super_Yan and BJ Unchained.

You can also follow along with all of the action by visiting Filipino Champ's Challonge page for brackets.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.


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