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Meta Knight can 'down-tilt lock' certain characters for major damage, forward aerial can spike in Super Smash Bros. 3DS/Wii U

It looks like Greninja isn't the only Super Smash Bros, 3DS character who hasan unintended meteor smash created by exploiting a certain hitbox on one of his aerial attacks -- Meta Knight can do it too with his forward aerial (Fair).

Smash Boards user Ambrose has posted a video where he demonstrates how Meta Knight can not only use his Fair to spike opponents at the edge of the stage, but also use it to lead to a devastating 40~60% damage combo in the middle of the stage, by 'down-tilt locking' his opponent.

The good news is that this combo only works at a certain damage percentage range, and can be broken out of if you timed your tech recovery right.

Unlike in Brawl, with Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, the developers have implemented a limit on the number of times you can down-tilt lock your opponent in a combo -- up to three times.

Still, if you plan on maining Meta Knight, the combo is worth learning, and Ambrose even includes some viable setups in his video.

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Xian wins Saigon Cup 2014, currently #11 in Capcom Pro Tour standings; results, archive ft. Gamerbee, Marn, Humanbomb, Leslie and more

Saigon Cup 2014, Vietnam's major fighting game tournament and a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, happened earlier today in Ho Chi Minh City.

Several notable players -- RZR|Xian, AVM|Gamerbee, MRM|Marn, and Singapore's Sagat king Leslie -- attended the tournament to duke it out for the championship title at Saigon Cup 2014, as well as those much-coveted Capcom Pro Tour ranking points, which could lead to them earning qualification rights into December's Capcom Cup.

In fact, as of this moment, due to his win at Saigon Cup 2014, RZR|Xian will be listed as the #11 player on the official Capcom Pro Tour standings, once the results for the Vietnam tournament have been updated on the tour's official site.

This means that he has made it, for the first time, into the list of top 6 players for consideration into this year's Capcom Cup, outside of the players who have already qualified through a Premier Event -- but that list is subject to change as other players earn more ranking points at various tournaments around the world.

AVM|Gamerbee, with his second-place victory at Saigon Cup 2014, has also made it into that list of top 6 ranking points players, coming in at #10 on the overall list.

Full results for Saigon Cup 2014, as well as the stream archive available below; the top 8 playoffs start at around 02:45:00 in the stream archive.

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Sako's nasty Elena mix-ups mount incredible comeback, uses Super for safe Healing - Topanga B League highlight

The Topanga B League is here, and this past week the star-studded tournament series began anew with a bevy of top-level competitors and high-profile Ultra Street Fighter 4 sets. Since the event takes place in Japan, and the only live feed available is a pay-per-view broadcast ran on Nico Nico, many of our readers may be unable to catch the action.

That is where we come in. Today, we here at EventHubs wanted to highlight a match that took place this morning (day 2 of Topanga) in which HORI|Sako went up against Ooitajin.

The first match between the two combatants was a classic, footsie-based battle, with Sako taking an early lead by winning the first match convincingly. Throughout the set, the Elena player focused heavily on staying back, absorbing fireballs and pokes in order to build meter for Ultra 2 -- Healing.

In the second match, things began to even out a bit. Ooitajin turned up the heat in the second round of this bout, punishing Sako's heavy Lynx Tail on block with Chun's U1 and putting a round on the scoreboard.

Ooitajin kept the momentum going, bringing Sako down to about 15% life whilst working on a Perfect. Then this happened...


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Sako displayed some of the nastiest Elena mix-ups we've ever seen, leaving Ooitajin cornered and seemingly helpless.

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The Runback 3.6 results, archive featuring ChrisG, Alex Valle, Infrit, Miniboss, Tyrant, and more

The Runback 3.6 results, archive featuring ChrisG, Alex Valle, Infrit, Miniboss, Tyrant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: The Level|Up Twitch stream has gone live, and tonight on The Runback, we're about to see some great fighting game action from Super Arcade.

Tonight, the games being played include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm, and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, if there are enough entrants for each.

You can follow along with all of the action by checking out the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

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Capcom's Yoshinori Ono on the mistakes made with Street Fighter X Tekken; the truth behind Street Fighter 5's 'pay-to-win' misquote

Back in June this year, Sponichi Annex, the online portal for the Sports Nippon Japanese newspaper, published an article in which Capcom's president and COO Haruhiro Tsujimoto was misquoted to have suggested that Street Fighter 5 might implement some kind of pay-to-win system.

EventHubs was the first to break that story, and over the following day, news of Tsujimoto's alleged comments made its way to the gaming press at large, prompting Capcom corporate officer Yoshinori Ono to clarify the misquotes on Twitter. The very next day, Capcom Japan also issued a press release refuting the alleged comments published in Sponichi Annex's report.

But just exactly what did the Capcom president and COO say to the Japanese media to have led to such an errorneous report?

In a new interview with popular TV and online gaming personality Ayana Tsubaki published today on Famitsu.com, Ono spoke about the misquotes for the very first time -- and explained what was actually said.

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Copcam presents... Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition changes for Guy - starts the round with items on the ground like Cody

Just in case you couldn't tell from the headline alone, no, this is not an official trailer for Ultra Street Fighter 4's Omega Edition mode that Capcom announced this past weekend at the Tokyo Game Show.

Although several characters' Omega Edition changes were shown off when Capcom made the announcement, since the mode is currently still under development, chances are we won't be seeing any more of the Omega changes for a good while -- and that has inspired one Street Fighter fan (Nirachan from Japan) to put up a parody trailer for what he hopes will be the changes for Guy in Omega Edition.

Without spoiling too much of this very short video, let's just say that it seems like Nirachan is hoping that Guy in Omega Edition will play more like his Final Fight counterpart.

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Cassie Cage has Johnny Cage's Split Punch/Nutcracker attack; Shakycam footage of her X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X's newcomer Cassie Cage possesses fighting moves and play styles reminiscent of two classic MK veterans, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage -- which makes sense, since they're her parents.

But it looks like in at least one aspect of her fighting style, Cassie takes after her father a little more than her mom.

Up until now we've yet to see Cassie Cage's X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X in action. But thanks to xJose-Zurdox who's managed to sneak some shakycam footage out of a gaming convention somewhere, we're finally able to take a little peek of it.

And it's looking pretty sick.

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Infiltration plays Evil Ryu now? Watch him and Hoodaman beast at the WECG Ultra Street Fighter 4 quarter-finals

The World eSports Championship Games's Ultra Street Fighter 4 South Korea open qualifier took place last weekend (top 8 results in our previous here). But due to an arrangement to air the matches on national television, the organizers could not broadcast the top 8 playoffs live on Twitch on the actual weekend it took place on.

Nevertheless, broadcasting the matches online had always been part of the plan, and this weekend the WECG is streaming all of the top 8 Ultra Street Fighter 4 over Friday, Saturday and Sunday (South Korea time) on its official Twitch channel.

Friday's broadcast is already over, but you can catch the stream archive with us here via the video embed below. Check it out to see an Evil Ryu vs. Akuma match where Infiltration is actually the one playing E. Ryu (with Iima83 controlling Akuma).

There's also a quarter-final match where USA's PH|Hoodaman (E. Honda) takes on China's Bao (Evil Ryu, Yang).

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Video: Greninja's up aerial 'meteor smash' can KO opponents at 8% damage in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Previously we reported that Greninja, one of the new Pokemon characters playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, may quite possibly be a top-tier character alongside fighters like Duck Hunt, Rosalina, Pac-Man and Bowser, according to some Japanese Smash players on the 2ch forums.

Quite a number of Japanese Smashers disagreed with Greninja's tier assessment, however, claiming that he's not that strong. One commenter even went as far as to say that he's probably mid-tier at best, due to being 'garbage when in the air'.

Well, what if the developers (unintentionally) gave Greninja a god-like Meteor Smash? Something that could potentially knock opponents out of the arena at as low as 8% damage? Wouldn't that more than make up for any weaknesses the new-generation Pokemon may possess in Smash Bros.?

Check out video of Greninja's up aerial (Uair) 'meteor smash' below. Do note that the move was likely not intended by the developers to be used in this manner.

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Win a $900 trophy and 'champion's robe' in nationwide Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament series - begins Oct. 4

If you didn't think the new Super Smash Bros. was going to have a competitive following, think again. Nintendo is coming right out of the gate with a nationwide Super Smash Bros. 3DS tournament series set to kick off one day after the game's North American release, October 4th.

15 GameStop stores across the country will be holding tournaments featuring three rounds of four-player free-for-all matches. Another tournament is also being held at the Nintendo World Store in New York, so if you're in the area and want to compete, be sure to check it out.

Each tournament will cap at 64 players, and entrants are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. You are allowed to bring your own 3DS hardware with you, but handheld consoles and Super Smash Bros. 3DS games will be provided for those who enter.

The 16 winners will receive be flown to The Nintendo World Store in NYC to compete in the Super Smash Bros. National Open Tournament taking place on October 11th. Hotel lodging (for two) will also be provided, free of charge, and the winners will each be given a Nintendo 3DS XL, a copy of Super Smash Bros. 3DS, and a $250 Visa Gift card.

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7 Condor Spires lead to a Perfect, Hugo gets annihilated by fireballs - KojiKOG and ProudStrawberry strut their stuff in these USF4 compilations

Keeping with the highlight motif, we wanted to give a couple of players that don't usually get too much time in the spotlight some time to shine. Luckily, we stumbled upon two Ultra Street Fighter 4 compilations that will help us do exactly that.

KojiKOG and ProudStrawberry are known for being character specialists -- T. Hawk and Gouken, respectively -- and tonight we get see these players doing what they do best.

In KojiKOG's reel, the massive, Mexican grappler performs an obscene amount of Condor Spires to pressure his opponents. In one bout, you'll see him toss out seven Spires almost back-to-back, leading to his enemy's inevitable K.O. and more importantly, a Perfect.

ProudStrawberry's compilation has a different flow to it, as he imposes his will using a series of well placed Hadoukens and pokes. The very first match up shows a Hugo player getting completely, 100% obliterated by the Gouken's sick fireball game.

One your face rushdown and cool, calculated zoning; you'll get the best of both worlds in these Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlight reels.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #89 results, archive ft. K-Brad, Smug, Sanford Kelly, Sabin, Shine, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #89 results, archive ft. K-Brad, Smug, Sanford Kelly, Sabin, Shine, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night, 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 Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

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Wednesday Night Fights 3.6 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Chris, Keno, Brentt, Tyrant, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.6 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, Chris, Keno, Brentt, Tyrant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

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Maya gameplay and more Killer Instinct season 2 action - Iron Galaxy live stream

Iron Galaxy Studios returns today with another weekly Killer Instinct live broadcast.

Today's stream will be devoted to showing off season 2, along with Maya gameplay.

Much like previous broadcasts, we can expect to the see the developers play matches against each other, and possibly a character breakdown for KI season 2's second announced fighter.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

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Daigo lands the Sako loop 11 times in battle, Justin hits a perfectly timed F+HP into U1: TGS 2014 exhibition highlights

This past weekend, the runback of the century took place at Tokyo Game Show 2014. Two of the fighting game community's greatest warriors took center stage to battle it out in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

MCZ|Daigo and EG|Justin Wong competed against one another in a first-to-5 set, using their trademark Evil Ryu and Rufus, respectively.

At EVO 2014 back in July, Daigo was seen dropping a large majority of the more intricate, high-damage combos he attempted with Evil Ryu. At this exhibition, however, it is clear that The Beast spent a lot of time in the training room, and may have watched footage of HORI|Sako's Evil Ryu quite closely.


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Throughout the entire set Daigo manages to land Sako's Evil Ryu loop, (that which is specific to Rufus and uses a deep cr.HP), a total of 11 times.

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