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NetherRealm Studios' Mortal Kombat X live stream - fielding Twitter questions on air

NetherRealm Studios is running a live stream today in order to show off their upcoming title, Mortal Kombat X.

We can expect to see some fresh gameplay footage here, and if the stream's title is any indication, the broadcast will be focusing on the game's Variation system.

Additionally, the NRS team will be fielding question sent to them via Twitter.

Be sure to catch the stream below.

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Poongko's tier rankings for Seth in Ultra Street Fighter 4 - there's an 8.5-1.5 match-up in this game?

Forget what Dieminion said about there being 8-2 match-ups in Ultra Street Fighter 4. According to South Korea's Poongko, there's even an 8.5-1.5 match-up in the game.

During the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals at GameStart Asia 2014 in Singapore, we tried to do an interview with Poongko The Machine. Unfortunately, the language barrier proved to be too overwhelming as Poongko's command of both English and Japanese was limited, and our ability to speak or comprehend Korean was completely lacking. So an interview was simply out of the question.

But then we realized something: there is one common language between Poongko and us, and that's character tiers Arabic numerals. So we asked The Machine for his thoughts on Seth's character tier rankings, and he very graciously obliged -- check them out below.

But before you do, try and guess which match-up Poongko thinks is an 8.5:1.5.

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Capcom Cup 2014 hotel & schedule details announced - find out what time Yoshinori Ono's special announcement will take place

Official hotel and event schedule details for Capcom Cup 2014, slated to take place at the Warfield Theater in San Francisco on December 13, has been announced on the official Capcom Pro Tour website.

This year Capcom has partnered up with Hilton San Francisco Union Square (333 O’Farrell Street) to offer a special hotel deal that will allow Capcom Cup attendees to book rooms at a discounted rate of $199 per night plus taxes. Event-goers can book the rooms at the lower rate through this link.

Along with the announcement, Capcom has also revealed that currently there are only 40 VIP tickets left available up for grabs. If you're still in the middle of settling your travel plans but have not purchased your tickets yet, you may want to act now to secure the best seats in the house, before they're all gone. Tickets are available over here at EventBrite.

Lastly, for those of you wondering what time Yoshinori Ono is slated to share a secret story about his kindergarten days or when the Ultra Street Fighter 4: Omega Edition exhibition match is scheduled to start, you can find out by browsing through the full event schedule below.

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'You're basically a living turbo button' - fLoE joins Gootecks and Mike Ross in Excellent Adventures ep. 39-42

Are you a subbed to the official Excellent Adventures website? If so, we have some good news for you tonight.

Subscribers can now watch episodes 39-42 right now, before anyone else. The masses will be able to purchase/rent the four new installments this Friday and as always, the YouTube uploads will hit the internet beginning this Sunday.

This time, Gootecks and Mike Ross are joined by fLoE who, based on the trailer, is already shaping up to be an excellent guest. Watch as Mike gets called out for only ever landing jab into HHS, and is referred to as a "living turbo button."

You can catch the trailer below, and be sure to subscribe for early access to episodes 39-42.

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EventHubs asks: Are variations and custom moves the future of fighting games?

It's been a while since we've run an "EventHubs asks" here on the site, and frankly, we miss hearing what you good folks have to say on the latest happenings in the fighting game community. Fortunately, EventHubs user TioClone came to us with a great idea for a discussion piece, so I'll preface this by saying, thank you!

Now, on to the matter at hand.

In most traditional fighting games, characters match-up against on another in certain ways -- depending on play-style, tools, etc. -- and there isn't much that'll really change that, short of a title update. In recent times, we've seen a few fighting games attempt to add another level depth to the way in which character match-ups playout.

The first game that comes to mind is Street Fighter X Tekken and its Gem system. Players were given the option to equip their fighters with items that increased meter gain, boosted defense, and much more. Although the Gem system did have effects on how matches turned out, they didn't do all that much for character match-ups. Chun-Li still bopped Hugo, regardless of his Gem load-out.

Back in June of this year, NetherRealm Studios unveiled their latest project. The curtain was pulled back, revealing the 10th installment in the Mortal Kombat series, but this upcoming title came right out of the game with a system mechanic that was fresh and innovative -- Variations.

Variations give characters access to different special moves, traits, and abilities, and each fighter comes packaged with three different options. Unlike SFxT's Gems, Variations will play a large role in competitive play.

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Trade cr. HP into st. HP for the K.O., Perfects scored on Pepeday and NativeImpact: Smug earns himself another USF4 highlight reel

Over the course of this year, The Beast has uploaded a number of highlight reels featuring a plethora of players. A handful of these competitors have pulled off so many hype moments, that they have earned themselves a second reel.

Tonight, we get to see none other than PIE|Smug's second compilation.

In this montage, you'll find more of what makes Smug such a beast. Flashy Dudley combos, ridiculous high/low mix-ups, and much more is what you'll find here.

Not only that, but expect to see Perfects scored on other amazing players such as FGC|Pepeday, AG|NativeImpact, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, and more.

You definitely don't want to miss this one, folks!

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Topanga A League starts November 7; Uryo lists Chun-Li as his main in pre-league trailer

The 4th Topanga A League round-robin tournament begins this coming Friday, 7 November 2014. 12 of Japan's most respected Ultra Street Fighter 4 players are set to compete against one another for the title of Japan's strongest, as well as the top prize of 1 million yen (~US$8802) in cold, hard cash.

The 12 players are MCZ|Daigo (Evil Ryu), Bonchan (Sagat), EG|Momochi (Ken), Kazunoko (Yun), Michael-tan (Ken), Uryo (Chun-Li), Hori|Sako (Elena), YBK|Santarou (Sagat), Pugera (Ibuki), BE|Nemo (Rolento), RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long) and MCZ|Tokido (Akuma).

Probably the biggest unexpected surprise in that line-up is Uryo's character choice in the A League. Although the talented player specialist plays many characters, and is perhaps best known for his Sakura, C. Viper and, most recently, Decapre, he's decided to go with Chun-Li here.

To amass some hype for the A League matches, Topanga has also released a trailer for the tournament.

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Robin gains an extra double jump when charging Thunder to Thoron, forward aerial combos into grab - Super Smash Bros. 3DS tutorial

With a number of limited-use spells to choose from, and different tomb recharge times for many of the spells, Robin is easily one of the most technical characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

But he or she is also one of the most interesting to play as -- if you can get past the initial barrier of learning how his or her attacks work.

If you've been meaning to pick up the character, AG|Arc and Origin over at the Smash and Grab YouTube channel has put together a very comprehensive guide to the character, detailing not only the different spells' number of uses and recharge times, but also how much damage every move does, as well as at what percentages each move would kill.

There are also combos (forward aerial or fair into grab!), footsies tips, and a few tricks that you may not know the character was capable of -- for instance, if you've already used Robin's double-jump option in mid-air, charging a Thunder spell to Thoron status will give you an additional double jump.

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Leo Whitefang is Guilty Gear Xrd's 2nd DLC character; PS4 version can connect to 'tournament scene support' smartphone app

For the longest time now, Guilty Gear fans have speculated that Leo Whitefang, a friend and rival of Ky Kiske's, would likely be a playable character in the console versions (PS3, PS4) of Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-.

After all, Leo appears in a story mode cutscene that was shown in the Tokyo Game Show trailer for the game, as well as on the game's cover art -- along with the other console-exclusive characters Sin Kiske and Elphelt Valentine.

Those are good reasons to believe that he would be playable, but thus far we've had no confirmation of that -- until today.

This week's issue of Famitsu magazine is revealing on Thursday that Leo Whitefang will indeed be playable, as a DLC character. Here are some early images from the new issue, as well as the game's TGS trailer which has Leo in it:

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Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Version B announced for March 2015; contains 1 major (albeit sad) change, maybe more

Sega stealthily announced Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Version B for Japanese arcades earlier today on the game's official website. The new version is slated to hit Japanese arcades sometime in March 2015, and contains at least one major change to the previous version that, depending on how you look at it, may or may not be a good thing.

Before we reveal what that major change in Version B is and analyze what it could mean, we'll let you take a look at the original text from Sega's announcement (loosely translated by us in English). If you're familiar with Sega's arcade amusement services in Japan, you may be able to catch on quickly as to why we think this announcement could actually be bad news for VF fans.

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Bayonetta and Groot make the strangest, most badass Street Fighter X Tekken team ever

Over the course of my life, I've seen some truly amazing PC mods. Everything from Asura in Ultra Street Fighter 4 to Vanilla Sagat actually being an ice cream cone; there isn't much I haven't seen yet. But for some reason tonight's mods have to be among my absolute favorites.

Below you will find footage featuring a couple of Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods. This duo includes Bayonetta (Poison) and Guardians of the Galaxy's Groot (Marduk).

These two make a fairly strange team, but for some reason, it just works.

Watch as the Umbra witch and the intergalactic tree-man fight alongside one another in SFxT tag-team awesomeness.


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Ocarina of Time costumes and Retro Samus look amazing: Project M's Art Tuesday series goes out with a bang

Just last week, the good folks over at Project M concluded their Art Tuesdays -- a weekly post in which they showed off awesome alternate costumes and stages being added to their Super Smash Bros. Brawl mod.

Much like each of the previous weeks, the finale did not disappoint. Tonight we get a closer look at Retro Samus, along with Ocarina of Time alternates for Zelda, Sheik, Ganondorf, and Link. Samus comes to us in the form of screenshots, but be sure to hit the jump to check out the Zelda gang in full gameplay action.


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Justin Wong vs. Fuudo: Who's the winner in this battle of the Halloween costumes?

EG|Justin Wong and RZR|Fuudo. They're both EVO champs -- Justin Wong has won the world tournament multiple times for Marvel vs. Capcom 2, and is currently the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 EVO champ, while Fuudo was the EVO 2011 champ for Super Street Fighter 4 -- and are no strangers to being the talk of the town within the FGC, usually for things like their impeccable skill with fighting games or reaction times.

But they've never been quite talked about like this.

Over the Halloween weekend, both EG|Justin Wong and RZR|Fuudo dressed up for the occasion, with Justin choosing to cosplay as Wolverine, while Fuudo sticking with his Harry Potter costume. And they both received quite a bit of attention on the Internet, when they uploaded pictures of themselves in these costumes on Twitter.

If you haven't already seen the pictures, this is what their costumes looked like:

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In Justin's case, not only did he post pictures of himself in costume, he actually sat through most of his stream session on November 1 while in the Wolverine costume. Check out the stream archive for that night below.

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No anti-air, no meaty: Will Ryu's U1 land after LP Shoryuken on Poison? RyuApprentice's interactive video lets you choose your answer!

RyuApprentice is an avid content creator in the fighting game community. He's released a myriad of videos on YouTube in which he teaches viewers how to perform high-level techniques and devious mix-ups.

Lately, however, this fighting game guru has taken a slightly different approach with a few of his most recent videos. RyuApprentice wants to find out just how much he has taught us all, and adding a cool little spin to USF4 tech, is now quizzing us.

Today's video features a Ryu combo on Poison that ends with a light punch Shoryuken into Ultra 1 from the ground. Before the combo completes, a screen pops up allowing you to answer "yes" or 'no" to whether this combo will actually land successfully or not.

Two ways this combo usually works is by the use of a meaty attack or anti-air. This combo uses neither of those, so this begs the question: will a light punch DP into U1 actually hit Poison?

Check out the video below, select your answer, and find out whether or not you chose wisely!

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Results, stream archive for Mastercup 7 - 15-hour-long Tekken 5-on-5 tournament ft. over 800 players

Update: We've added results and stream archives to this story.

Earlier: Japan is currently hosting the biggest Tekken Tag Tournament 2 competition in the world.

The event is a 5v5 team tournament and started just a little over an hour ago at 7:30AM Japan Standard Time. With nearly 1,000 entrants this should make for an event to remember.

Click the jump to check out the live stream.

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