King of Fighters 14 Moves

Not sure who to play in King of Fighters 14? This easy to read character chart is the perfect guide to help avoid 'bad habit' fighters

It's day two of King of Fighters 14, and for all the players new to the series, the game's 50 character roster is likely quite intimidating for many.

Enter Antinomy001 and his brilliant character chart to help you get off on the right foot when it comes to KOF 14.

Antinomy does not simply list characters that are easy for beginners to play. On the contrary his chart does not necessarily encourage easy-to-play fighters, but rather guides players to characters that will help them understand KOF on a fundamental level.

He breaks down the roster into four categories, with "green" characters being those who will give you a basic understanding of the game without venturing off into styles that will only work at lower levels.

Some characters have easily exploitable moves that can become a crutch at early stages of play, thus leading to bad habits later on.

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Tokido pulled off the dirtiest Street Fighter 5 shimmy we've seen yet; watch him do the Hokey Pokey on Jyobin for big damage

He puts his left foot in, he takes his left foot out...

Not long ago we shared a Street Fighter 5 set between Jyobin and Tokido, courtesy of YogaFlame24. It isn't often that we write about the same set twice, but one particular sequence from Tokido's Ryu was so smart and impressive that we felt compelled to show you.

In this clip, we see Tokido pull off the dirtiest shimmy we've ever seen in Street Fighter 5. After hitting a standing medium kick into V-Trigger, Tokido makes it seem like he is going to confirm into big damage with standing heavy kick.

Instead of following up with a light kick for Ryu's bread and butter combo, Tokido dashes in, then immediately dashes back, baiting Jyobin into going for throw.

You can see what happens next in the GIF below.

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Everything about this play was spot on, including the quick confirm at the end. If you play Ryu, we highly advise you download this tech and use it to mentally beat down your opponent.

If you'd like to see the full set, in case you missed it, you can find it below.

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This Nurse Morrigan statue is the perfect blend of sexy, classy and inspired; check out these new images of this amazing figurine

There's no beating around the bush with this one, Nurse Morrigan is a sexual figurine. I'll let our commenters point out the specific details they find, and speaking of details this statue is incredible.

I call it inspired because there's no apparent reason to associate Morrigan with the sexy nurse cliche, but creators Tsuyoshi Hamasaki and Kinu Nishimura do a wonderful job of creatively and tastefully blending the two entities together.

Morrigan's vampiric nature obviously lends itself to the idea of drawing blood. The paradoxical allure and danger of a succubus inversely contrasts with the way people often harbor fear for syringes despite the fact that they ultimately offer better health. Also, Morrigan looks hot.

We've highlighted this statue before, but we've come across some new, higher resolution images that we felt it was our duty to share them. Please share your thoughts and reactions in the comments.

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You can order online at Found via Crunchyroll.

Street Fighter 5 story mode spoilers abound in new CFN profiles as mysterious woman Helen and Gill's secretary Kolin are detailed

Some of the latest CFN profiles detail the mysterious woman Helen, who seems connected to Nash's mysterious resurrection in the Street Fighter 5 story mode, as well as Street Fighter 3 boss character Gill's personal secretary Kolin, quite mysterious herself.

This piece will contain spoilers for Street Fighter 5's story mode, so if you haven't played through it yet, we suggest you go do so before delving deeper into this story. Check out Helen's image here.

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Continue below for Helen's full profile as well as Kolin's image and profile.

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'The foundation is good, the connection CAN be perfect' - King of Fighters 14 netcode impressions from VesperArcade yield hit-or-miss results

King of Fighters 14 is finally upon us, and the question that's been burning on everyone's mind during the whole development is about to be answered - "How's the netcode?"

VesperArcade, frequent contributors to everything fighting game-related, have given us their qualified opinion, explaining what goes right and what goes wrong with the netcode.

The basic gist of it is that it's hit-or-miss and can be really, really good sometimes, but it's kind of hard to discern when good connections are going to be established based on the bars in the game.

To hear the full verdict and the reasoning for it, check out the video below.

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Mai combo trailer released for DoA5 Last Round, check out what King of Fighters' signature kunoichi is capable of when matched with other ninja ladies

While King of Fighters 14 is having its worldwide release this week, that's not the only game SNK's starlet Mai Shiranui is making an appearance in.

Her widely-covered guest participation in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is also coming up, and with her being out in the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate right now, Team Ninja sent out a video showing what kind of combos she has in store. Check out an example right here.

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Check out the full video below.

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All character trials, plenty of awesome combos and more; King of Fighters 14 day one roundup

We've only had it for a day, but King of Fighters 14 players have been excitedly flooding our inbox with brand new content to share.

Kicking things off, we've got all the character trials, so if you're stuck on one in particular, you can see just how to perform it to perfection. We also have some basic and inspired combos from a handful of the cast, along with links to YouTube channels that showcase even more great content.

We'll start you here with the sequence below that highlights a bit of what Iori can do:

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New official screen shots of Mai Shiranui in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

We've known for a little while now that Mai Shiranui, a very popular King of Fighters character, will be eventually playable in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.

This is coming straight from Famitsu, which details the character and highlights a few of her moves in DOA.

It appears as though Mai has a number of her trade mark moves that can be performed with traditional motions. Below you'll see some official screen shots of Mai in the DOA universe:

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Check out her DOA trailer after the jump.

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Dream Team loses ANTi and Dabuz after sponsor fails to pay players in timely fashion

As Smash 4 continues to grow, we've seen a handful of top players score contracts with new sponsors, but an unfortunate turn of events has seen two thirds of Dream Team's Smash team part ways with the company.

ANTi, Dabuz and DT|HugS all joined forces June to create a formidable Smash presence for DT. These players have seen quite a bit of success since signing with DT, perhaps the most notable example being ANTi's CEO Smash 4 win.

ANTi took to Twitter to announce his departure earlier:

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It seems the only remaining Smash member on Dream Team is Melee Samus player HugS. You can get more details over in ESPN's article.

Anti-air jabs are out, big damage is in; here's how EventHubs readers would change Street Fighter 5

Update: Poll results have been finalized. You can view the final numbers after the jump.

Capcom has expressed that they plan to do yearly updates to Street Fighter 5 to tackle any major tweaking deemed necessary over the preceding year.

There are still a few months before Capcom Cup, which we assume will mark the end of the Street Fighter 5 "year", after which we expect to see some fairly large game play adjustments.

The game's eight frames of input lag is surely the most discussed issue among players, but we've also heard complaints about anti-air jabs/shorts, overpowered forward dashes and even damage output.

Below you'll find a bit of information on each of these aspects of SF5's gameplay, and an option to vote to remove it from the game. Keep in mind that just because something is powerful does not make it game breaking. The whole point of this article is to try to identify what is strong and what is game breaking.

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King of Fighters 14's Geese Howard lops off an insane amount of damage with just two moves

While this amount of damage is not unheard of in King of Fighters titles, the fact that Geese doesn't even need to combo more than two commands together to destroy his foes is noteworthy.

A Geese player by the name of Antimony shares with us a two and three meter Climax cancel combo that's absolutely devastating.

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Street Fighter 5 player hit with rage quit penalty after restarting game from Training Mode; Capcom steps in to fix

You may know SoCal's Jeremy "Vicious" Lopez for his regular Wednesday Night Fights appearances both as a strong player and colorful commentator.

While streaming a Street Fighter 5 session recently, Vicious ran into some interesting issues with Capcom's new rage quit penalization system. The SoCal player was having issues with lag as he streamed, and so he restarted his game a few times.

These restarts were not performed during any online matches, but were performed post match on the Main Menu and in Training Mode.

Vicious was still hit with a 1,000 LP dock and was banned from the SF5 servers for a 24 hour period. You'll see a clip of it all happening below.

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EventHubs King of Fighters 14 move listings, tiers section and character stats are now live

Not sure how to perform a certain move? Wondering which characters are the strongest? Need help putting together that perfect team? Look no further than the EventHubs King of Fighters 14 section.

We're your one stop shop for everything KOF 14, as you can check out our Moves Database, vote in and view our Tiers Section or see our Stats Page, which displays the most popular characters and team orders in the game.

These sections are an opportunity to share information, inspire community discussion and help us delve into this exciting new KOF title.

Kula Diamond, Sakura, Link, and even Phoenix Wright: Kuragiman has an awesome fighting game cosplay portfolio

Today we're featuring another excellent cosplay photographer. Kuragiman has built up an impressive portfolio of fighting game related cosplay images.

In this gallery, you'll find fan-favorites such as Darkstalkers' Morrigan, King of Fighters' Kula Diamond, Dead or Alive's Hitomi, Zelda and Link from Super Smash Bros., and more.

Below are just a handful of images to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump for the rest, and check out Kuragiman on DeviantArt for more of their work.

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Jump cancel V-Trigger technique discovered in Street Fighter 5 - avoids throws and keeps player on the ground

Some interesting tech was recently discovered in Street Fighter 5. AutoMattock uploaded a clip onto Twitter that shows a way to activate V-Trigger and avoid a throw, while still remaining on the ground and not committing to a reversal.

The key here is to jump cancel the pre-jump frames into V-Trigger. As of right now, this seems to only work for Juri and Dhalsim.

To do this, simply hit up a moment before you activate V-Trigger. If done correctly, your character will launch into V-Trigger and make your opponent whiff their throw while you remain right in front of them and ready to punish them.

You can see two examples of this tech below.

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