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Does Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's netcode hold up to fighting game expectations? Maximilian's online review answers

A couple of months ago, we shared Maximilian's thoughts of his online experience playing Super Smash Bros. for 3DS online. His thoughts were that the netcode was leaps and bounds above Brawl's functionality, especially considering all of this was coming from a handheld system.

Now Maximilian has reviewed the Wii U version of the newest Smash Bros. Is it significantly different? Was there an improvement? While Eventhubs will likely be going into detail of our own experiences with the title's netcode, you can start to get a good picture of the online by watching the Video Game Hype Man's impression. With that said, I'll confirm that my own time with Smash for Wii U has not differed too much from Max's.

To find out if Super Smash Bros. for Wii U's online lives up to expectations, watch Maximilian's review below.

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Wednesday Night FIZZ-ZIGHTS 1.3 ft. Chris Tatarian, Snake Eyez, Filipinoman and Brentt

Wednesday Night FIZZ-ZIGHTS 1.3 ft. Chris Tatarian, Snake Eyez, Filipinoman and Brentt Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night... buuuuut Super Arcade just threw that big major over the weekend and tomorrow is Thanksgiving so that means... WEDNESDAY NIGHT FIZZ-ZIGHTS ANYWAY!

Chris Tatarian won Evo Moment #37 Reloaded, and he did it in winner's bracket to boot! Will he continue riding that wave and take WNF tonight?

The ST crowd is taking a week off, but they'll be back in full force next week.

Tekken will be running as normal.

I won't be there tonight so someone else will have a chance at getting 5th or 7th place. Who will it be?!?! Tune in to find out!!!

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

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Tired of metal melodies? Check out this brilliant jazz rendition of Ken's Street Fighter 2 theme

If you're not a metal fan, then you've probably been left uninterested by the thousands of electric guitars on YouTube wailing out Ryu or Ken's theme with the distortion cranked up.

Be let down no more. The Consouls have released a jazz quartet cover just as fitting of Ken's American spirit as any rock song. The group is incredibly well coordinated and in sync. Every member, whether it be the pianist, guitarist, bassist, or drummer, all have excellent moments where they shine. You'll find this to go well with your morning coffee or in the drooling hours after over consumption this Thanksgiving.

Watch the video below to enjoy some Street Fighter jazz.

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Record breaking combos: Kan-Ra 215 hits with triple Ultra, Orchid hits 7 Ultras with no Counter Breaker in Killer Instinct season 2

With the release of Killer Instinct season 2's most recent update, the KI community has been hard at work figuring out the most impressive and difficult combos/tech they could possibly drum up. Tonight, we share with you two record breaking sequences that'll leave you wanting more.

First up, HurtboxTV has hit the lab with KI season 2's latest combatant, Kan-Ra, and recorded a whopping 215-hit combo. This particular combo utilizes a total of three Ultras, and this is the most hits we've seen so far for the ancient sorcerer.

Additionally, CMC888 KI4Life has broken the current record for number of Ultras landed with Orchid in one combo in KI season 2. The new standard is now 7 Ultras in one go, and this combo also racks up 205 hits.

Both of these Killer Instinct combos are extremely impressive, so be sure to check them out after the jump.

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Headless Fox? Bad acid trip Dedede? Pencil-thin Samus?! This glitched version of Super Smash Bros. Wii U is horrifying

Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U hit consoles and store shelves last Friday, and the game has been quite solid so far. Unfortunately for one player, though, it hasn't all been smooth sailing.

A Miiverse user named T-MAN recently uploaded a batch of screenshots that show off a bugged version of the new Smash Bros. For some reason, many of the characters appear heavily deformed and just plain horrifying.

Looking through the following images, you will witness Charizard with crazy stretched out legs, pencil-thin Zero Suit Samus, King Dedede on what looks to be a bad acid trip, and much more.


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We don't just have images for you, though. After the jump you can check out gameplay footage of the glitched out Super Smash Bros. Wii U.

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Grounded LK Tatsu into full U2, two cr. MPs into sweep, and more: Evil Ryu has interesting combo options using mid-combo meaty attacks

Evil Ryu is used quite often in competitive Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament play. It's safe to say that as far as tech goes for this in-your-face character, we've pretty much seen it all. Or so we thought...

A new combo video was sent to us earlier this week that demonstrates a number of interesting maneuvers Evil Ryu can pull off using mid-combo meaty attacks. While there are setups such as U1 being landed after a grounded LP DP, which we have seen before, other sequences show E. Ryu landing two crouching medium punches into a sweep, much like his heroic counterpart is capable of doing. This particular combo is meterless and can't be performed unless the meaty medium punch is utilized.

There are some other useful setups demonstrated here, including big stun combos and a way to hit a full-animation U2 after a grounded LK Tatsu.

Check out this Evil Ryu combo video below, and be ready to add many of these setups to your arsenal.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #98 live stream feat. Ultra Street Fighter 4

Next Level Battle Circuit #98 live stream feat. Ultra Street Fighter 4 It's Wednesday afternoon, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, if there are enough entrants.

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

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One Sagat player wipes out Mike Ross, fLoE, then Mike again - Ultra Excellent Adventures ep. 42: Tier Enthusiast

It's the holiday season, and the folks over at Cross Counter just keep on giving. Not only do they release each episode of their Ultra Excellent Adventures series -- free of charge -- most Sundays, but today they bring us their latest episode 4 days early.

In this installment, fLoE, Mike Ross, and Gootecks continue to battle opponents in the cruel, cruel world that is online USF4. Things go fairly well for the boys this time, that is, until they run into a Sagat player named FGM1234. Mike steps up to bat first using Hugo, and loses in the very close match.

Unfortunately, the Sagat player gets the best of fLoE as well, before taking on and defeating Mike Ross once again.

There's a ton of delicious salt in this episode, and while watching I couldn't help but wish that they could have tagged me in to play Dudley against the towering plasma-chucker.

Hit the jump to check out the latest episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures.

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Amiibo Fox places third in Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament; here are some highlights

It all started off as a harmless: somebody thought it'd be funny to enter his Amiibo Fox figure at a Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament in Richmond, British Columbia, and have real players take on the Lv50 bot, just to see how far things would go.

But things took a turn for the surreal when the Amiibo Fox, nicknamed WaveShine started beating and eliminating players at the tournament -- eventually making it all the way to third place.

According to the players at the tournament, although WaveShine's strategy was quite simplistic -- fire off lasers when the opponent is far away, instant-shield their dash attacks, and punish the recovery -- it worked due to the insane reaction speeds of the Lv50 AI bot.

Here are two highlights of what made WaveShine's expert place so scary at the tournament.


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Below you can also find the stream archive footage from the tournament; WaveShine starts playing on stream from 01:22:00 onwards.

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Mighty Kurokiba's Dee Jay double-perfects a 3200PP Zangief, nearly double-perfects Strider 801 - Ultra Street Fighter 4 player spotlight

Although Dee Jay is said to be one of Ultra Street Fighter 4's worst characters, in the hands of a skilled player, the Jamaican kickboxer can still do wonders.

Take, for instance, the first match featured in Olympic Gaming's latest USF4 spotlight, between Mighty Kurokiba and a 3200PP Zangief, where the former manages to score a double-Perfect victory.

Then watch him take on some of the most notable players in the world today: iPeru, Strider 801, Wolfkrone and EG|PR Balrog.

In Strider 801's case, Mighty Kurokiba manages to score a Perfect round, and almost gets away with a double-Perfect victory -- but chokes at the very last minute.

Now that Capcom will be making some balance changes in the v1.04 patch to the game in December, Dee Jay's only bound to get better as a character, right?

Now's the time to start paying attention to what this soon-to-be-buffed fighter can do.

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Windows PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round listed on ESRB website

Looks like the rumors of a PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round that were floating around the Net could very likely be true.

On November 13 Dark Side of Gaming stumbled upon a Play-Asia listing for a PC version of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, which they made a screencap of and reported the finding on their site. While such retailer listings are often based on information provided by the publisher, there was a chance that the listing was made in error.

But this information has now been seemingly corroborated by the ESRB Rating Search App, which lists Dead or Alive 5 Last Round as a "Windows, PC, PlayStation 4, [and] Xbox One" game.


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What are the chances that Play-Asia and the ESRB were both mistaken?

With that said, if the rumours are to be fully believed, it looks like Dead or Alive 5 Last Round for Windows will be released on PC CD-ROM -- refer to the Play-Asia image above. Have fun installing the game on a box set of 20 CDs, folks! (I'm just kidding; it's probably coming out on DVD-ROM.)

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round for the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and maybe Windows PC is slated to be released in North America on February 17, 2015. The Japanese and European release dates are February 19 and 20 respectively.

Hit the jump to see Raidou, one of two new characters in DOA5LR, take on Ayane, Hayate and Ryu Hayabusa.

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Daigo loses to Alex Valle's Hugo 2-0, Velociraptor smashes his fightstick, moment #37 recreated - highlights from 37|Reloaded

37|Reloaded -- a tournament made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37 -- took place this past weekend, and much like any stacked event, there were a slew of great moments that took place.

This particular tournament was literally packed with highlight-worthy moments, and it almost felt like every match had something worth sharing. But alas! We cannot give the spotlight to every moment (if you want to see that, you can check out the stream archives). So, tonight we bring to you some of our favorite occurrences from 37|Reloaded.

During the finals day, MCZ|Daigo ran a series of exhibition matches with a handful of players also in attendance. The Beast's final opponent in these 2-out-of-3 sets was none other than long time rival, LU|Alex Valle.

Daigo selected his trademark Evil Ryu, as expected, and instead of going with the heroic counterpart, Valle opted to choose Hugo. Considering that the giant grappler is among the worst characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4, many felt this wasn't too wise a decision. But Valle begged to differ...


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Alex Valle's Hugo trampled Umehara with a convincing 2-0 victory. His footsies and setups were on point, and just look at that corner control in the GIF above!

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Team EG (Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Ricky Ortiz, Momochi) plus Nishikin - UltraChen TV's World Warriors of Capcom Cup

Assuming that all of the 16 world warriors going into the Capcom Cup 2014 tournament are equally qualified to win it all, there is a one-in-four chance that the winner will be from Team Evil Geniuses; of the 16 players, four of them are from Team EG.

That's simply remarkable, no matter how you look at it. The players are EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz and EG|Momochi.

Rounding up today's World Warriors of Capcom Cup roundup is Nishikin, whose play style with Blanka was so out-of-left-field that he managed to beat Bonchan -- easily the most consistent Sagat player in Japan at the moment -- not once, but twice. He also beat the top Yun player in Japan, Kazunoko, even though the match-up is extremely unfavorable to Blanka.

Let two of the best fighting game commentators in the world, James Chen and UltraDavid, tell you what makes these players so great. Find out more about their fighting style in these episodes of UltraChen TV's World Warriors of Capcom Cup match analysis videos below.

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Super Smash Bros. is now the fastest selling Wii U game in North America

Super Smash Bros. 4 first launched on the Nintendo 3DS back in October. The console counterpart made its way to households just last Friday, and already it is the fastest selling title on the Wii U in North America.

According to Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. on Wii U sold a staggering 490,000 units in just three days. This number includes both digital and disc-based copies of the game sold from November 21st through November 23rd.

Previously, the Wii U's most popular seller was Mario Kart 8; now, it is but a backseat driver to Super Smash Bros.

With Black Friday and the holiday season quickly approaching, it doesn't seem like Smash's sales will be slowing down anytime soon. If you're already a proud owner of the game, be sure to check out our Super Smash Bros. Wii U tiers here on EventHubs. In it, you will find out where each character ranks from best to worst, and you can also cast your own votes on specific character match-ups.

Source: IGN. Mentioned by Paradonyx.

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s tutorial teaches option-selects; don't have a PS4 for the demo? Watch Sol Badguy and Sin Kiske run us through the basics

The new Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- demo has dropped (exclusively for PlayStation Plus subscribers) -- but it's on the PS4 only.

Although the PlayStation 4 has sold over 10 million units worldwide, some of you have told us in the reader comments that you don't have a PS4, and that you're not going to buy a PS4 just to try out a demo, as much as you'd like to play Guilty Gear Xrd -- since there'll be a PS3 version anyway.

So we thought it'd probably be a good idea to do a Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- tutorial run-through, now that the demo is out in English, for those of you who'd like to go over the basics of the game and see what the fuss here is about.

I left the tutorial being super impressed with it. Whoever did the planning for this mode, did a fantastic job -- even advanced mechanics like Blitz Shield (essentially a parry mechanic) and the various types of Roman Cancels were explained succinctly without having to rely on jargon.

The tutorial even covers option-selects (although the term "option-select" was not used), in a language that gamers who have never played a fighting game in their lives would understand.

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