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Jaguar Kicks galore, touch of death combos, and more bullets than we'd like to count: Red Man shows the power of three Weskers in UMvC3

Red Man, the man behind the Maximum Wesker series, has created the ultimate tribute to his favorite Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 character -- Wesker.

Using the the "save hack trick," Red Man was able to select three of the same character on one UMvC3 team. This makes for some very interesting combo set ups, as Wesker has a number of ways to extend combos using his own assists as back up.

Not only are the combos used here impressive, but the video editing itself is quite good, making this an enjoyable watch overall. Be sure to check out Maximum Wesker, the final tribute, below.

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Unreleased Killer Instinct music from 1994: The alternate Eyedol theme that was never used

Killer Instinct is known for having some of the best music in fighting game history, and it appears that a hidden gem from the original game has surfaced roughly 20 years later.

Robin Beanland, one of the composers that worked on the first Killer Instinct, tweeted out an unused track last week for Throwback Thursday.

This tune was originally intended to be the main theme for Eyedol, Killer Instinct's final boss, but Beanland notes that he immediately threw it out after hearing it in-game. Still, it's a pretty awesome track, and amazing to see that there are still KI theme songs we haven't heard nearly 20 years after the first game's release.

Below you will find an embed to Eyedol's unused theme. Check it out and please feel free to let us know what you think of it!

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Sub-Zero looks real 'ice in this fresh Mortal Kombat X wallpaper - seriously, it's quite cool!

The good folks over at NetherRealm Studios have answered the frequent requests for official Mortal Kombat X Sub-Zero artwork. Earlier today, a brand spankin' new wallpaper was posted over on the Mortal Kombat Facebook page that features everyone's favorite frosty ninja.

You can hit the image below, save it to your computer, and use it as the background to whatever you see fit.

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In case you missed them, you can find similar wallpapers for each of Mortal Kombat X's newly introduced fighters: D'Vorah, Kotal Khan, Cassie Cage, and Ferra & Torr, by hitting the link.

Source: The official Mortal Kombat Facebook page.

Killer Instinct 2 may be heading to Xbox One, possible leak by Korean rating website

After the original Killer Instinct was released with the newest iteration on Xbox One, players started wondering if a Killer Instinct Classic 2 would be included with Season 2's impending release. Now a user at NeoGAF has spotted a listing for the game on a Korean rating website.

Originally released for arcade and later for the Nintendo 64 as Killer Instinct Gold, Killer Instinct Classic 2 might be launching with Season Two later this year.

Here is an image of the Korean rating website listing Killer Instinct Classic 2.

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While it's still speculation, the listing popping up means there is a fairly good chance we will be seeing the game released.

Source: NeoGAF forums via Xbox Achievements. Tip sent in by DARKKARASBLADE, BEER_GAYTES, and Eldriken.

The secrets of KenBot revealed – Dantarion explains the mechanics behind the computer controlled fighter in his latest video

Last week, news circulated quickly about a computer controlled fighter capable of playing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online and eliminating the competition with amazing reads. KenBot's reaction times and reads were so quick he almost appeared psychic, instantly punishing normal attacks with Ultra 1.

Now Dantarion has released a video explaining the mechanics behind KenBot's artificial intelligence. Displayed across the top of it is a black border filled with coordinates and values representing the location of each fighter and a complete breakdown of frame data. At one point, KenBot can be seen mashing the beginning inputs for its ultra, waiting only for the opponent to tap a button to finish the command and perform one of its instantaneous reads.

Check below to watch Dantarion explain his creation.

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Capcom Pro Tour Finals at San Diego Comic-Con results – Justin Wong, Snake Eyez, K-Brad, ChrisG, and more

Updated: This article has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Cup Pro Tour at San Diego Comic-Con will be kicking off its finals at 5pm PST. Players will compete to not only win the tournament, but also grab points to earn a higher ranking and qualify for a spot at the Capcom Cup Finals in December.

In attendance today are EG|Justin Wong, GG|NYChrisG, Snake Eyez, EG|K-Brad, among others.

Check below to for the Twitch stream to watch the live action.

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All of the new Ultra Street Fighter 4 costumes revealed - Summer Vacation DLC outfits for everyone

Capcom has released images of all of the Summer Vacation DLC costumes they'll be putting out into the wild.

We've added screen shots for all 44 fighters in the game — sorted alphabetically — so they're easier to find.

These will come in packs of 5 again, mostly, but there will also be an option to buy all 44 as well.

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Juri can hit Ultra 2 midscreen without using meter! Alioune shows off some new ways to combo into her U2 using Fuhajin Raise in Ultra Street Fighter 4

BCN|Alioune has recently uploaded a new video showcasing how to hit Juri's Ultra 2 midscreen. Even more stunning, however, is that she doesn't require any meter for the combo, instead using her Fuhajin Raise to combo into the ultra.

While it's been known using Juri's Fuhajin Raise can lead to her U2 in the corner, this is the first time the move has been shown to combo into an ultra midscreen. BCN|Alioune states this is due to the delaying of the st. MK.

Check below to watch this new U2 combo land on a variety of the cast.

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The most watched Evolution 2014 grand finals on YouTube is Mortal Kombat 9's side tournament, even more views than USF4 and UMvC3

According to a recent tweet from Ed Boon, director of the Mortal Kombat series, the ninth iteration of the American fighter received more YouTube views of its grand finals than any other game of Evolution 2014.

The YouTube video has more than 260,000 views. By comparison, Ultra Street Fighter 4's footage only has 116,000 views. Even Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, the most live-watched finals of the tournament, rounds out at less than 100,000.

What about Mortal Kombat 9's grand finals made them such a success on YouTube? Check below to watch the footage and find out.

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Scientifically-accurate Street Fighter: Ryu and Ken's Hadouken fireballs would have to travel faster than 93mph in real life

In Street Fighter, fireballs are said to be a physical manifestation of a fighter's "Ki" or inner energy, focused intensely onto their palms and then projected forward with great force.

And depending on if you activate the move with the light, medium or heavy punch (or kick) button, the speed at which the fireball can travel may differ. At the slowest settings, some fireballs may even be travelling at the speed of the average pedestrian.

But that's not possible in real life, according to science -- not that we really needed to hear it from them.

According to a group of students from the University of Leicester's Department of Physics and Astronomy who looked into the possibility of recreating the fireball phenomenon in real life, the Hadouken would have to be travelling at a minimum of 93mph for the ball of Ki to ignite into flames and be visible.

How did they arrive at that conclusion?

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'We still innit, Justin!' - The storm rages on in this Justin Wong vs. GoldenboyNeo Marvel vs. Capcom 2 first-to-ten set

Earlier this week EG|Justin Wong uploaded the first part of a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 first-to-ten set between him and GoldenboyNeo.

Although Justin took the first two games in the set, GoldenboyNeo eventually made a comeback to tie it at 2-2 by the end of the first part in the set.

Justin has now published parts 2 and 3 of this intense neck-and-neck match. Who will come up on top? Find out in the videos embedded below.

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Kuma's fart can KO in 1 hit? Incredulous comebacks, timer scams, shenanigans and gimmicks in Tekken Tag Tournament 2

With so many characters, moves and possibilities, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is an incredibly rich game with plenty of depth -- and also shenanigans.

For instance, if you're not careful, you could be making all the right reads and be winning in most of the round, only to lose the entire round in a single hit to Kuma's fart attack, as seen in the first 23 seconds or so in this TTT2 highlights compilation video.

And that's just the beginning. Other cool and funny moments featured in this video include amazing combos, tricky mix-ups that involve conditioning your opponent through move spamming, and even some incredulous timer scam tactics -- like lying down prone on the ground once you have the health lead to minimize damage.

And you thought playing lame was a legitimate tactic only in Street Fighter!

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Daigo vs. Hong Kong 20-man kumite stream archive ft. Dakou, Humanbomb, GameOuttt and more

Update (10AM): We've embedded the stream archive into the story, along with timecodes for all the MCZ|Daigo matches.

Original story: MCZ|Daigo is currently in Hong Kong to attend a special Capcom Pro Tour event that's part of the Ani-Com & Games 2014 convention over there.

And part of the activities include a Daigo vs. Hong Kong 20-man kumite session that's being streamed live right now.

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Gootecks lands Rose's Super from full-screen distance - Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Rose ft. Maximilian Ep. 24

The latest episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross ft. Maximilian is out now on the Cross Counter TV YouTube channel.

In this episode: Gootecks tries to go easy on a complete newbie but fails in an epic way at the end, Maximilian makes a Zangief joke so ridiculous that it made Gootecks accidentally activate Yun's Genei-Jin, and Mike Ross gets into some serious E. Honda vs. Ryu matches with a rival.

Mike Ross also recounts an incident at CEO that he thinks has changed the opinion on Hugo in the minds of Japanese players.

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Fan Made Smash Bros. features Goku, Naruto, Ichigo, and more – Check out these screen shots and footage of Super Flash Bros. 2's latest update

Super Smash Flash 2, a fan-made game of Nintendo's popular Super Smash Bros. series that includes characters such as Goku, Chibi Robo, Ichigo, Sora, and even Bomberman, recently uploaded a trailer to introduce new content.

All of the characters are rendered to a pixel art style harkening back to the original a mixture of the Super Nintendo and the original Playstation. Not only has detail been put into animating the characters, but the designers have put in massive amounts of attention in having each fighter play according to a style befitting to them. For example, the narrator in the trailer explains that because Sora is a combo based character in Kingdom Hearts, the team felt it necessary to keep accurate to that feel in their game.

Below we've included some screenshots of Super Smash Flash 2, which just released its latest version on Thursday. Hit the jump to also watch a trailer detailing some of the game's mechanics.

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