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PC mods: Street Fighter 2 stages make their way into Ultra Street Fighter 4, check out Ken's, Ryu's, Dhalsim's, and more here

Since the release of Street Fighter 4 back in 2008, players have requested that Capcom release a DLC stage pack that recreated classic stages from Street Fighter 2. Though the life of Ultra Street Fighter 4 DLC is more than likely coming to an end soon (with Street Fighter 5 already on the way), the chances of us seeing such content is probably pretty slim. That is, unless, we don't take into account PC mods.

PC Best Mods has uploaded footage of some truly epic USF4 PC mods. Instead of character alterations, this time around we get to see fresh backdrops for the fighters to engage in battle upon.

As you may have guessed, these stage mods were created to bring players a touch of nostalgia. Below you will find a handful of images showing off Ryu, Dhalsim, and Ken's SF2 stages in USF4.

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Images don't do them enough justice, so be sure to check out the video after the jump. You'll also find SF2 stages for Guile, Vega, and E. Honda,

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FC Return results ft. ZeRo, Armada, Leffen, Hungrybox, Westballz, Zhu, MacD, Nintendude and more

Main purpose of Street Fighter 5's beta is to test out online infrastructure; Sony key in assisting with cross platform play

Update: This story has been updated with results.

This weekend, the Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament FC Return is taking place in South Bend, Indiana.

Among others, you can expect to see ZeRo, Alliance|Armada, TSM|Leffen, Liquid|Hungrybox, Tempo|Westballz, Zhu, MacD and Nintendude compete at this event.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Capcom explains pro tour rule change, feels Street Fighter 5 is going to be a huge milestone for fighting games

Capcom explains pro tour rule change, feels Street Fighter 5 is going to be a huge milestone for fighting games

While we covered Street Fighter 5 extensively in our discussion with Capcom at E3 2015, I also wanted to get their thoughts on how the pro tour was playing out, including the rule change where 5th place finishers at premiere events wouldn't be awarded a spot in the Capcom Cup, if the 1st through 4th placers had already won automatic bids.

"The intention of premiere events is that you have to be a champion, or get a very notable placement. If you placed 5th, it won’t be an automatic spot," Capcom's Matt Dahlgren told us.

"We felt that was a good place to draw the line, because we would have to do some sort of playoff between the two 5th place finishers, which isn't the most exciting way of handling that situation," he added.

"I think a better approach is opening up a new spot for someone who was more consistent throughout the entirety of the tour."

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Has the U.S. finally reached Japan's level in Ultra Street Fighter 4? EventHubs Round Table discusses Kazunoko's CEO interview

After his win at CEO 2015, Ryota "Kazunoko" Inoue said in an interview that he feels the United States Ultra Street Fighter 4 scene has caught up to Japan's scene in terms of skill. This sparked an active debate across social media and internally here at EventHubs, so we decided to address a handful of questions regarding precisely that topic.

Has the U.S. risen up to Japan's level? And where do other regions stack up? We tackle both of these questions and more in today's Round Table.

As always, please feel free to jump into the comments section of this story and provide your own answers to our questions.

Hit the jump to get started!

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ActionJackRYU takes out 801 Strider, the number one ranked Balrog and others in this Olympic Gaming Spotlight

We're back with another Olympic Gaming Spotlight, this time around we're taking a look at ActionJackRYU as he mows through the competition of the online world.

Using Ryu, one of the most commonly played characters in Street Fighter 4, means you're rarely going to show opponents something that they haven't already seen. ActionJack resorts to fundamentals to take on some of the top online players.

Watch as he fights 801 Strider's Abel number one-ranked Abel, Quinterog's number one-ranked Balrog and a collection of other top players from Xbox Live.

Hit the jump below to see the video.

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Check out Tokido in this hilarious, fake commercial for the TOPANGA Charity Cup

The TOPANGA Charity Cup played out just yesterday in Japan, and viewers received a little bonus as a few of the biggest names at the tournament appeared in short comedy spots.

MCZ|Tokido, known for his intensely serious aura while playing, showed his lighter side in a bit about a makeshift arm sling for players who've pushed themselves too far.

The concept of such an injury as a result of playing video games is pretty funny on its own, but to see The Murderface through such a light-hearted and downright silly lens is probably the biggest draw.

You can hit the jump below to see the video.

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ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League final week results ft. Pig of the Hut, Shujinkydink, Bread and more

ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League final week results ft. Pig of the Hut, Shujinkydink, Bread and more Updated: This story has been updated with results and a stream archive.

Earlier: It's the final week of the Mortal Kombat ESL Pro League. Today's broadcast will feature the top 16 North American players that qualified this past weekend going head-to-head in an online, single elimination tournament.

Today's kombatants will be competing for cash prizes and ranking points that will help secure a spot in the ESL Global Finals later this year. Below you will find a bracket for the week 5 top 16.


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Click here for last week's results.

You can check out the live stream after the jump.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #128 results ft. Shine, Smug, Zeus, Hiro and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #128 results ft. Shine, Smug, Zeus, Hiro and more Updated: This story has been updated with results and a stream archive.

Earlier: It's Wednesday once again, 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 Mortal Kombat X.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site. Hit the jump for the live stream.

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Force choke vs foot dive, watch Darth Vader take on Dr. Doom in the latest DEATH BATTLE!

Both known as tyrannical powerhouses in their respective universes, Victor Von Doom and Darth Vader meet up for a deadly clash in the most recent episode of DEATH BATTLE!

Dr. Doom, known in the fighting game world as one of the most popularly-used characters in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, is a Marvel super villain known for his manipulation of both science and magic to pose major threats to the strongest characters in the Marvel multiverse.

Darth Vader, starring in Soul Caliber IV, is one of the most recognizable, and feared, names of the sci-fi genre. Today's DEATH BATTLE! pits these two suit-clad super baddies in a fight to the finish.

Here are a few specs for both Vader and Doom:

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Hit the jump to see the DEATH BATTLE!

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Four custom moves for each special? - Sakurai reveals his original business proposal for Smash 4

The fine folks at Source Gaming have had their hands full recently, as Masahiro Sakurai (The director of the Smash Bros. series) has recently released two anthologies detailing the development process of Smash 4, and all the ins and outs of his work.

A lot of fascinating details about his methodology of game development, and things that were in the game but cut shortly after in the development process, are being uncovered constantly. Most recently, they have translated his original powerpoint presentation business proposal for the game, apparently made shortly after the release of Kid Icarus: Uprising in 2012.

Hit the jump to check out the actual slides, and some more details.

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'I'm here to body Xbox Live!' - Xian joins Gootecks and Mike Ross for episode 71 of Excellent Adventures

Yet another episode of Excellent Adventures comes to us, with Mike Ross and Gootecks being joined by RZR|Xian. They share a ton of friendly banter while playing their typical matches against opponents, with golden moments like Xian claiming he can be fancy, or "mash like Americans do".

This episode is full of fun, high level gameplay and fantastic conversation about competitive Street Fighter, and Street Fighter 4 in general. There's also another golden moment of Mike Ross trying to battle through heavy lag, while absolutely refusing to quit. This episode is certainly one you wouldn't want to miss, with a ton of moments that make you laugh out loud in true "Excellent Adventures" fashion. Also included is a teaser for their upcoming episodes, already available on their website, featuring EG|Ricki Ortiz, and EG|K-Brad.

Hit the jump to check out the episode in full.

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Double KO compilation ft. Justin Wong, Gootecks, Smug, Pepeday, and more shows one of the rarest moments in competition

Though it is incredibly rare, Youtube user The BEAST has made a compilation of Double KOs in high level Street Fighter 4 tournament play from all manner of events, making for an excellent piece of footage for anyone looking for some excitement.

Said footage showcases players such as Kazunoko, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, PIE|Smug, EG|PR Balrog, MCZ|Tokido, and many others landing themselves in double KO situations, making for some awe-inspiring plays and quick decisions. Double KOs have brought glory, disappointment, and endless excitement throughout the years, and they live up to that standard still in this montage.

Hit the jump to check out the compilation.

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Yoshinori Ono teases preparations for San Diego Comic-Con - What will we hear about Street Fighter 5 next?

Though we already know about Capcom's general plan for San Diego Comic-Con, and that Ono will be there to talk about something Street Fighter 5 related, he has once more decided to hit Twitter to tease his inevitable showcase.

The preparations he's describing are undoubtedly related to Street Fighter 5, so the question remains, what exactly will we hear about? This Tweet is much less hinting than his usual fair, nor is it really misleading in any way. Here's the Tweet in question:

What do you make of it? What are you hoping to see for Street Fighter 5 this coming weekend? Sound off in the comments.

Tip submitted by SnakeX, Image credit goes to vsftv

Source: Yoshinori Ono's Twitter page

No balance patches currently planned for Ultra Street Fighter 4, blood and gore will likely prevent a crossover with Mortal Kombat

No balance patches currently planned for Ultra Street Fighter 4, blood and gore will likely prevent a crossover with Mortal Kombat

Rounding out our discussion with Capcom at E3 2015, we asked if there were any plans for additional Ultra Street Fighter 4 balance patches.

"At this moment in time, there isn't any," Peter 'Combofiend' Rosas told us.

"The possibility may exist after Capcom Cup, but right now we're fine with the balance," he continued.

Capcom added that this is the most balanced version of Street Fighter 4 that has ever existed.

"It's really hard to tweak a game that the community has told us is the most balanced," Rosas said.

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Do Ingrid and Bison share a trait that hints at the storyline of Street Fighter 5? BornFree hits the Udon Street Fighter Encyclopedia for answers

BornFree has grabbed hold of our attention in recent months having come out with some interesting speculations regarding the character roster in the upcoming Street Fighter 5. Whether these theories hold any truth remains to be seen, but the YouTuber is back with yet another speculation today.

This time around he's not predicting any future cast members, but rather putting Udon's Street Fighter Encyclopedia under the microscope to see if it has any information about SF5.

Long time Street Fighter fans were rather shocked at Birdie's new appearance in SF5 as the "headbut happy glutton," with emphasis on the glutton part. Birdie's profound physical change has been a popular subject for discussion in many circles.

Udon's Street Fighter Encyclopedia, which was published back in February, and no doubt written well before it hit shelves, notes one of Birdie's special abilities as "gluttony." This leads us to believe that perhaps the creators at Udon were privy to some foreknowledge about SF5.

If so, Born's observations about Ingrid and Bison may hold some truth as well. You can see just what we're talking about in the video after the jump.

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