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Sparks fly as Poongko and Dashio go toe to toe in this explosive first to five Seth mirror match

Probably the most renown Seth player in the world, Poongko has awed audiences all over the world with his wildly entertaining play style and on camera antics. Stepping up to challenge the angry fighter at his own game, YBK|Dashio pits his own Seth against Poongko in a first to five set.

Seth is a character that can certainly dish out the damage, but taking it is another story entirely. Watch as these two glass cannons bet the farm time after time as they attempt to read each other's advances and retreats.

Watch here as Poongko sniffs out Dashio's uppercut, and repays with a maximum punish:


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Hit the jump below to see the full set.

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See Predator's 58% trap combo, his suicide Brutality and Superman Sajam's character breakdown here in our day one Predator round up

Predator was officially released just yesterday, and if you want to keep up with the Mortal Kombat competition, you're going to need to know how he plays.

Fighting game commentator, YouTuber and player, Superman Sajam, examines Predator's various moves in his character breakdown. Sajam gives his two cents on each of Predator's three variations, as well as speculates which moves will be most useful in real matches.

We also have a few combo videos showing off Predator's big damage potential, a Brutality video and a run cancel tech video. This round up should be more than enough to get you started with Predator.

Hit the jump to see the videos.

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Pokkèn Tournament could potentially see an overseas release, says Pokèmon Company CEO

Pokkèn Tournament is an upcoming Pokèmon fighting game currently set for a Japanese arcade-only release next week. With Bandai Namco working alongside Nintendo on the project, many are wondering if we'll eventually see a stateside console release of the game.

In a recent Pokkèn Tournament documentary, Tsunekazu Ishihara -- president and CEO of the Pokemon Company -- joined in to shed some light on the production of the new fighting title. When asked if we'd ever see the game overseas, the idea was not ruled out by any means.

"I think the possibility definitely exists," the CEO stated. "Basically, as an arcade game, we'd like to push the boundaries of combining familiar Pokemon characters with new and unexpected ones in battle."

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Former professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin gives shout out to K-Brad for CEO 2015 entrance

Unless you've been staying in a remote area of the woods, somewhere far from civilization, for the past week or so, chances are you heard about Kenneth "EG|K-Brad" Bradley's big entrance at CEO 2015. During the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament at the event, K-Brad recreated former professional wrestler Stone Cold Steve Austin's walk-out, going as far as ending it with a Stone Cold Stunner on the announcer.

The video spread all across social media and quickly. It was so widespread, that even ESPN -- the largest sports news publication in the world -- reported about it on their site.

But the cherry on top would have been if Stone Cold Steve Austin himself saw the video and acknowledged it also. Well, that's exactly what happened. In a recent installment of The Steve Austin Show podcast, Stone Cold gave a shout out to K-Brad for reenacting his WWE entrance.

You can find a quick, 1-minute audio clip of Stone Cold praising Bradley for the epic homage after the jump. Check it out below!

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Multiple updates to tiers sections - MKX list heavily changed, Tanya & Predator added, BlazBlue and Skullgirls reset, Aria available

With the deluge that E3 created this year, we had been a little late in updating our various tiers sections on the website, but we pulled out all of the stops today and got caught up with things.

First off, we added Tanya and Predator to the Mortal Kombat tier listings, plus the list has been shaken up a lot, as a number of characters have swung up or down low recently.

Note that Predator and Tanya barely have any votes currently from the community, so they're currently located in the middle of the list, but that should change soon, as readers start inputting some of their match ups.

Next up, since BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend was recently released, we've reset the tiers, but also added Lambda and Celica into the mix.

Skullgirls got their 2nd Encore out into the wild, and we've added Robo-Fortune into their roster, plus reset their tiers.

Finally, long awaited and requested, Aria is now available for Killer Instinct tier voting.

As always, any time we reset the tiers for a game, we archive them. You can find the archives on the index pages for those respective titles.

Mike Ross welcomes Alex Myers to talk Street Fighter during tonight's Pro Talk live stream

Pro Talk is back with yet another weekly installment. Tonight's guest is none other than SoCal's Alex Myers.

With big Street Fighter 5 news having emerged just recently, and EVO just around the corner, there should be plenty for the two to talk about before going head to head with the internet in some Street Fighter 4.

For those unaware, every episode of Pro Talk contains a segment wherein Mike and his guests play Street Fighter 4 via PC against viewers. Should any challengers win, they receive a month subscription to Twitch Turbo, enhancing their Twitch streaming experiences.

Things are slated to get started at 7pm PT. Hit the jump to see the live stream! #noturbos

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Red Bull teams up VGBootcamp and Sabin for EVO's three-bedroom Salty Suite extravaganza

Anyone who's been lucky enough to make it in to a Salty Suite knows that it's usually comprised of 40 people, in a room meant for four, trudging around like slugs in a shoebox as they try to maneuver their way to one of maybe two stream stations.

This year, we're going to be fancy slugs in a Gucci shoebox. Red Bull has partnered up with some of the leading streamers in the FGC to put on the biggest Salty Suite event yet.

Team Sp00ky Sabin and VGBootcamp will be streaming live from the massive 3,400sq ft Louis XV suite at the Paris Hotel. Three bedrooms, five bathrooms, a baby grand piano and your favorite fighting games all night long.

Not enough? Red Bull is also organizing a bus to take early arrivals to the EVO party at Gameworks. This party is on Thursday, July 16, 2015 at 9:00 PM until Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1:00 AM. Hit the jump below to see the suite.

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Update: Predator now available for download on PlayStation 4, check out the trailer here

Update: Predator has officially become available for download in North America. Players who purchased the Kombat Pack can head to the PlayStation Store and grab the newest kombatant.. Those who didn't will be able to purchase the Predator bundle -- that which includes the character and three new skins -- for $7.99 on July 14. On that day, there will also be an option to purchase Predator and the new skins separately for $4.99 and $3.99 respectively.

This morning, Warner Bros. released the official trailer for Mortal Kombat X's next DLC fighter -- Predator.

In it, we get to see much of what Predator can do, including becoming invisible, blasting holes in his opponents, and much more. Later today, we'll see a full breakdown of the character during the latest Kombat Kast, so stay tuned here at EventHubs for more awesome Predator action.

Warning: Some of the images below may not be suitable for those under the age of 17.

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Check out the official Mortal Kombat X Predator trailer below.

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New Street Fighter 5 stage revealed, Ono hints at another new character... think Brazil

Ono has announced yet another new character for Street Fighter 5, and we know the new fighter is from Brazil.

In a short video from Capcom Unity Brasil, Ono shows off a brand new stage and ends up wearing a Blanka costume. This will be officially revealed come October at the Brazil Game show. Below is an image of the stage:

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In this video, Ono states, "Brazil... When you think of Brazil.... WHEN YOU THINK OF BRAZIL..." That paired with the Blanka suit makes us lean heavily in a certain direction, though both Oro and Sean are Brazilian as well.

Still, when we "THINK OF BRAZIL," there's one, monstrous, green fighter in particular that comes to mind first. Hit the jump to see the video.

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Skullgirls: 2nd Encore officially available for PlayStation 4; Robo Fortune joins in the fun

The wait is over as Skullgirls 2nd Encore finally comes out today for PlayStation 4.

The Vita version will likely be out roughly six weeks or so from now. They're cross-buy with each other, so for people who buy the PS4 version beforehand, they'll automatically have the Vita version as soon as that becomes available.

The newest DLC character, Robo Fortune, is also available on Steam and PSN. She comes standard with the PS4 version of the game, but can be downloaded for free for the next three months. European players will have to wait until 7/9 for her.

You can view the game's patch notes as well as the launch trailer after the jump.

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The Kiss of Death, Spine Rip and Toasty; see all the classic Fatalities, revamped for Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat's trademark kill moves have become pretty elaborate over the years, but the series wouldn't be what it is today if not for the iconic finishing moves of the original Mortal Kombat.

The classic Fatalities for Johnny Cage, Sonya, Sub-Zero and Scorpion are to be released today on both Xbox One and PlayStation 4. You can download them, and relive the glory days of Mortal Kombat.

Truthfully speaking, having seen all the incredibly gory and over the top Fatalities of recent years, these four seem rather tame. Each character strikes their original win pose after performing their old Fatality, which takes some of us back quite a ways.

Hit the jump to check out the video.

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$80,000 (10 million yen) up for grabs in 'The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2015' - first large-scale Tekken 7 event

This morning, Bandai Namco announced the first large-scale Tekken 7 event set to take place this year: The King of the Iron Fist Tournament 2015 in celebration of Tekken's 20th anniversary.

In it, players will be able to compete for a total of 10 million Yen (around $80,000 USD).

There will be two qualifying events in Japan: Osaka challenge in September and Tokyo challenge in October. Both qualifiers will hold three tournaments each: 3v3 (students only), 3v3 (open), and 1v1 (women only).

The winning teams of the 3v3 tournaments will be invited to compete against each other at the Japan round in November. There will also be an open 1v1 tournament held at this round.

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Hit the jump to read more.

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Street Fighter 5 beta will feature all six characters from E3 build, three stages, and no PS3 fightstick functionality

Combofiend over at Capcom Unity has posted an in-depth blog post this morning detailing the upcoming Street Fighter 5 beta, which begins on July 23rd at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT / July 24th at 3 a.m. CEST, 10 a.m. JST.

First up, the characters; all six characters from the E3 build of the game will be playable during the beta test. Ryu, Chun-Li, M. Bison, and Nash will be available right out of the gate, and both Cammy and Birdie will become available on Saturday July 25th. Capcom is delaying these two characters in order to test out their content delivery system.

When players get past the start screen, they will immediately be sent to character select. Once a character is chosen, said player will enter a training room until an opponent is found, and then will return to the character select screen to choose a fighter for the match.

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After the match is over, the player will be sent back to the training stage until another bout begins. Unfortunately, there will be no local versus during Street Fighter 5's beta test as this is mainly a test for online.

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New Street Fighter 5 stage revealed, 'The Forgotten Waterfall'

A brand new stage has been revealed in Street Fighter 5.

According to the Capcom UK Twitter account, this backdrop is called the Forgotten Waterfall and is said to take inspiration from New Zealand.

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What do you think of the new stage? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Capcom UK. Sent in by Roxnroll and rosariocutuli.

See Predator's Fatalities, Brutalities, special moves, variation analysis and more in our character break down

The upcoming character, Predator, was the focus of today's Kombat Kast. We learned all about the alien's move sets, play style and got to see a few of his "alities."

We've broken down Predator, taking a look at his special moves in each variation, and have gotten a basic idea of how the character will play. We've got his two Fatalities and X-ray below to get you started. As always with Fatalities and such, they're NSFW:



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There's much, much more, so hit the jump to see our full Predator breakdown.

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