King of Fighters 14 Moves

Double Aegis Reflector juggles, counters in the fireball war, and more: CEO-Urien already has an impressive Street Fighter 5 Urien

It's no secret that quite a few players made Urien playable in Street Fighter 5 by way of PC mods. The version used was that found in the game's story expansion, which has fully fleshed out moves and animations.

Though the character may be seeing changes when he is officially released, that didn't stop players like CEO-Urien from putting in work and getting accustomed to how the final DLC fighter plays.

Tonight we have a quick set of matches between the Urien player and Nightmare E17's Ryu. These bouts look to be from the battle lounge, as Capcom previously stated that players using Urien online (mainly in ranked) will be dealt with.

Despite the risk, CEO-Urien shows a strong understanding of the character. Demonstrating strong punish combos, Aegis Reflector set ups, confirms into V-Trigger, and much more, this is a great set to check out if you're considering playing Urien when he officially drops.

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FGC Throwback Thursday: When Daigo and Justin Wong had the classic EVO moment #37 runback at 'Moment 37|Reloaded'

We want to try something new here with you all tonight. Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story.

To start us off, let's take a look at the runback inspired by one of the most famous clips to ever grace the FGC -- EVO moment #37.

Back in November 2014, a tournament was organized in honor of the classic EVO moment. Moment 37|Reloaded took place in Pomona, California and featured a Street Fighter 3 Third Strike best of 3 exhibition between BST|Daigo and EG|Justin Wong. Same characters, same stage, and lots of hype.

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King of Fighters 14 street date broken, players already getting copies; Alex Jebailey shares early online impressions

King of Fighters 14 is set for an official release on August 23rd. In spite of this, it looks as though some players are picking it up nearly two weeks early due to some retailers breaking the street date.

Among those who managed to snag a copy is CEO tournament organizer and prominent fighting game community member Alex Jebailey. He shared a photo of his physical copy on Twitter, which you can see below.

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Jebailey has stated that he won't be spoiling anything for those who are waiting until release day to get a copy, and he has asked that others do the same.

He did, however, share some early impressions of King of Fighters 14's online experience.

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Red Hood confirmed playable in Injustice 2? Ed Boon wants to know if it should be The Joker or Jason Todd making an appearance

Ed Boon, Creative Director at NetherRealm Studios, continues to gauge fan interest on Twitter. Asking followers what they want to see in most in Mortal Kombat XL and Injustice 2, today Boon may have confirmed another playable character in the latter.

The developer's latest poll asks fans which version of Red Hood should be in Injustice 2: The Joker or Jason Todd? In case you're unfamiliar, The Joker originally took on the persona of Red Hood, and Jason Todd was the second to don the outfit.

What's interesting is that Boon does not preface the tweet by saying, "If Red Hood were to be added," or anything of the sort. Instead, he goes right into asking which of the two version should be chosen.

This has led fans to believe that Boon may have just confirmed the inclusion of Red Hood in Injustice 2, and we can see why. In any case, if you'd like to vote for one or the other, you can hit the image below to access the Twitter poll.

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Source: Ed Boon on Twitter. Sent in by Timberfellingrobot and ZHZ90.

Insane damage, unblockables and... Elena: Damn! The Street Fighter 4 series had some real BS in it

The Street Fighter 4 series is easily one of the most successful titles in fighting game history. Known for reviving the franchise and helping pave the road for the modern era of competition, Street Fighter 4 and all of its updates hold a very special place in our hearts.

Having said that, if you've been playing since day 1, you have probably noticed that there were some... ridiculous things to pop up throughout the years. And if your first big fighting game was Street Fighter 5, well... you're in for a treat.

Today we're going to highlight some of the craziness that plagued players in the Street Fighter 4 series.

Akuma's RH loop

Vanilla Sagat players know this loop all too well. Back in the day, Akuma could link his far standing heavy kick into standing jab, then rinse and repeat for a high damage / high stun combo that had amazing corner carry.

This was a staple in Akuma play, and although it worked on some of the other large characters in the game, it was mainly used on Sagat. By the end of this article, you might feel that Vanilla Sagat deserved it, though...

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Heavy damage from a few amazing guesses goes for both players - Snake Eyez's Zangief goes up against Coolkid93's Alex in these exciting online sets

While both of these characters tend to be seen as not quite top tier, there's no mistaking that both of them can get huge damage with the right read.

This is on display in full force here, as RB|Snake Eyez and Coolkid93 brawl it out in a few online matches against eachother.

You can see a very cool sequence from Coolkid93's Alex right here.

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Get your first proper look at Love Heart in King of Fighters 14 in the Team Another World trailer - Also features Muimui and Nakoruru

A new King of Fighters 14 team trailer was just released, and this time it's focusing on the Another World team.

Though we've already seen quite a bit of both Muimui and Nakoruru in action, Love Heart has only been seen when someone who got their hands on the 48-character demo present at EVO chose to pick her, so now's a good change to get properly acquainted with her.

You can check out a bunch of images from the trailer here.

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Shadaloo has a bunch of dolls ranked lower than the 12 main ones, and these are named after flowers - New CFN profile delves deep into the Dolls

One of the latest posts on the CFN site details the various levels of different dolls that are part of Shadaloo - because apparently, it's not just the 12 we're all familiar with.

There's a huge amount of female soldiers who aspire to be dolls, and they are divided into three different classes. You can see each of them in the images here, with the leftmost one the lowest rank and the rightmost one the highest rank.

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Continue below for more information and details on these various Doll types.

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Daigo Umehara set to attend East Coast Throwdown in early September

On September 3rd and 4th, East Coast Throwdown will be taking place in Morristown, New Jersey, and it's a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Generally, for ranking events, it's rare for people to travel out of country to attend them, and when it happens, it's not very often the very biggest names do so, but this is an exception.

BST|Daigo Umehara was officially confirmed to be attending East Coast Throwdown in early September, even though the event is a regular ranking event rather than a Premier, which tends to draw much more international competition.

You can see the announcement tweet here. Thanks to whitey_deluca for sending this in. Banner photo courtesy of Stephanie Lindgren.

GamesterGear officially partners with Team YP

Earlier today GamesterGear and Team YP announced that they would be partnering in an effort to grow their eSports presence.

As far as fighting games go, Filipinoman and Valmaster both represent Team YP in Street Fighter 5, while Falkunn bears their tag in Mortal Kombat XL events. These players will be equipped with GamersterGear headphones moving forward, despite not always being able to sport their YP jerseys at major events.

Some may be intrigued in GamesterGear's decision to team with YP, as two of the largest forces in fighting game eSports, ESL and Capcom, have essentially black listed YP because of their relationship with the adult content site.

GG|Sherryjenix, very much the face of GamesterGear for the fighting game community, offered a statement on the matter.

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'I was actually going to quit Smash for Street Fighter 5' - ANTi joins Best of III to discuss playing Smash, SF and his feud with Low Tier God

Jason "DT|ANTi" Bates is a very strong Smash 4 player, as evidenced by his CEO win this year, but has recently come into the spotlight for his skills in Street Fighter 5.

He'll be the first to tell you he's not the best in the world, but a recent online set with Low Tier God has had the community buzzing about his jump into the SF5 world.

ANTi discusses exactly how things went down from his perspective, and goes on to talk about the connection between the Smash and Street Fighter communities.

As both Smash and Street Fighter continue to grow in popularity, some members of the FGC feel the two are becoming too big to share single stages.

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F.A.N.G beats only one character on the Street Fighter 5 roster? Xian shares his match up list for Shadaloo's number two

Perhaps the most unorthodox character in the game thus far, F.A.N.G is widely regarded as one of the weakest characters in Street Fighter 5.

There's certainly potential in his damage over time mechanic and gimmick-based fight style, but it seems the game's second most evil fighter just isn't cutting it for most players.

The EVO 2013 champion and most successful F.A.N.G player to date, RZR|Xian, has kindly shared with the world his match up list for F.A.N.G.

The top player only says F.A.N.G wins one fight when it comes to the game's 21-man roster, and otherwise has nine even and nine unfavorable match ups.

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The upcoming Skullgirls 2nd Encore update aims to do three things: balance characters, make Robo-Fortune more fun and Fukua less boring

The developers of Skullgirls 2nd Encore are piecing together an pretty large update for the game, and though they already have an idea of what they'd like to change, they could still use your input on how to make the team fighter even more enjoyable.

There's actually a lot more planned than what was rounded up in the article title, and there's a whole forum thread where you can offer your opinions and see what's been discussed thus far.

This update will be bringing lobby features to all console versions of SGSE, similar to what's already available in the Steam version.

Some changes have already been implemented as the beta is updated every couple of days with approved changes. All gameplay-related changes will undergo testing in the Endless Beta version on Steam.

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Who do EventHubs readers think has the most comeback potential in Street Fighter 5?

Update: Voting has closed and you can see the final results for this poll after the jump.

Earlier: We've come up with another character poll, this time asking which members of the Street Fighter 5 roster are hardest to put down for good.

With the game's Crush Counter system contributing to its high damage and stun output, (along with the fact that only Critical Arts can be used for chip out victories) just about any character on the roster has a fighting chance even when they're down to their last pixel of health.

That said, there're likely some characters that fair better than others when it comes to comeback potential.

Guile has some insanely long combos with his V-Trigger, Karin's versatile Critical Art/Rekka combination makes her very threatening, Necalli's blatant damage output means he's never far from victory and R. Mika has an incredibly frustrating corner vortex.

Those are only four of the game's 21-man roster, and we'd like to hear who you think has the strongest comeback potential and why. Click the jump to vote.

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Happy birthday to Yoshinori Ono

It's August 10th, and that means we're celebrating none other than Yoshinori Ono's birthday.

Street Fighter 5's Producer started his video game programming career back in the 90's as a sound programmer, but would eventually move on to head the Street Fighter initiative and revive the series with the majorly successful Street Fighter 4.

We'd like to wish Ono the happiest of birthdays, and you can do the same by heading over to his Twitter page.

Unlike last year, during which Ono posted a ton of birthday festivities, the eccentric game designer has posted only a solemn message on his Facebook.

In it he states that he's been very much enjoying his world travels to SF events, but also brings up SF5's rough launch in a very apologetic tone. You can read it below.

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