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Killer Instinct: Hisako is now available for Ultra Combo Edition owners; check out these tips on how to kick start your update

Killer Instinct season 2's latest character, Hisako, is now available if you happen to own the game's Ultra Combo Edition. For everyone with the Combo Breaker pack, you can expect to get your hand on this ghastly character on Thursday, April 2nd.

Keep in mind that people are getting the updates at different times; however, you can try to bypass that by uninstalling the game and reinstalling it to force the update.

To get you even more excited during the download, we've included a few screen shot of Hisako. Also, make sure to look at the latest patch notes.


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Also, make sure to check out her trailer below.

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Inspired by Final Round 18, UltraDavid tries his voice at radio commentary for Ultra Street Fighter 4

During Final Round 18, a technical difficulty during a particularly crucial match caused the video feed to drop. Because audio was still streaming, UltraDavid switched commentary styles from analysis to a mixture of play-by-play and analysis without missing a beat.

It resulted in him being praise by the stream chat and fighting game forums–and rightfully so. As someone who has listened to a lot of sports on the radio, it immediately reminded me of tuning into an Orlando Magic game during a long drive.

UltraDavid, also inspired by the moment, has just released a YouTube "video" of himself trying live, radio-style commentary. Despite a moment of falling behind during some very quick action, the Street Fighter commentator expertly paints a moving image that is both informative and exciting.

Check out the audio footage below, then let it be known if you think this is just an interesting experiment or something you'd like to see more of in the future.

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'The most important thing is to turn your losses into future wins' - Sako on character choices, evolving as a player, favorite fighting game and more

Please note: This interview was originally conducted in Japanese, and subsequently translated by myself, EventHubs' very own MajinTenshinhan.

Just a few weeks ago, Cannes Winter Clash wrapped up, and a whole plethora of talented players attended the event.

Thankfully, I was at the event representing our site, and managed to grab many interviews with players, which we will be publishing daily for about the next two weeks.

Today, one of Japan's fighting game legends, HORI|Sako talks character choices, Street Fighter 5, his all-time favorite fighting game, what's most important to evolve as a fighting game player, and more. You can find a snippet after the jump.

MajinTenshinhan: The Capcom Pro Tour prize money has increased greatly this year. Do you think that you will travel to more Capcom Pro Tour events this year?

HORI|Sako: Honestly, I'm not really thinking about it. Travelling abroad and winning events to get into the Capcom Cup is not really something I'm considering right now.

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #114 results ft. Smug, Coach Steve, Shine and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #114 results ft. Smug, Coach Steve, Shine and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Next Level Battle Circuit #114 is now live, coming to you streamed from The Next Level in Brrooklyn, New York.

The game being played tonight is Ultra Street Fighter 4. Right now the players in attendance are still playing some casual matches, but the main tournament itself will begin in less than an hour's time.

You can see who's taking part tonight in the brackets over here The Next Level Challonge site. Results for last week's tournament are over here.

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Wednesday Night Fights 2015 1.6 results stream feat. Brentiscool, JCVD, Jarun and more

Wednesday Night Fights 2015 1.6 results stream feat. Brentiscool, JCVD, Jarun and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights returns tonight with another installment in their 2015 season. This time around, the WNF crew is operating their event entirely online on PC.

Every Tuesday, WNF will hold a qualifier that will narrow down the tournament to the top 16 players. On the following Wednesday, those players will battle it out for the #1 spot, which is what we can expect to see tonight.

Of course, the game of choice here is Ultra Street Fighter 4.

You can find the brackets on Challonge, so be sure to follow along with all the action as the tournament goes along. You can also check out last week's results here.

Hit the jump to view the live stream.

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Watch the EventHubs staff in action as we take on Brolylegs, Integra and XSK Samurai in the Pandagon!

Update: Stream archive has been added to this story.

We bring you news on fighting games day in and day out, but have you ever wanted to see us actually playing them?

Tonight on Ultra Fight Night, our staff will be involved in all three of the exhibitions!

EventHubs creator Jonathan "Catalyst" Grey will be taking on Integra and his vicious Ken. Our head editor Steven "DreamKing" Chavez will be taking on PxG regular Brolylegs.

Finally I, a lowly editor, will be playing against XSK|Samurai to close out the night. Each of these exhibitions will be settled in first to seven sets.

I've gone around asking for each player's thoughts on their upcoming match:

DreamKing: "Broly is a very strong competitor and uses two characters that are my Achilles heel. Well... heels. We've played in the past and I've managed to steal a few victories. All I want to do is hit him with Dudley combos..."

Broly: "He's about to see a real Chun-li in action. Good luck to him though."

Catalyst: "I've beaten Integra online before a few days ago, so this runback should be interesting. Not sure if I caught him off guard and he's going to body me, or if I'm in a strong spot to win this."

Integra: "Lol."

Samurai: "I am excited to play a very strong Gouken!"

Here is tonight's fight card:


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It all gets started at 6pm PT. Hit the jump to see the stream!

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What does the best basketball team in the NCAA do in their free time? They play Super Smash Bros... and we have a video of it

The Kentucky Wildcats are currently 34-0. They've had an amazing season thus far and are slated to play against the West Virginia Mountaineers in the Sweet 16 tonight at 6:45pm PT.

With a rigorous schedule of traveling, playing, practicing, and full time school, these guys aren't privy to a whole lot of free time. When they do get a chance to unwind, they do so with Super Smash Brothers.

We're not talking Melee, Brawl or Smash 4. The Cats go retro-Smash with the original 1999 Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo 64, a game that came out when these guys were roughly four to six years old!

It all started when starting Forward, Alex Poythress, started bringing his N64 on trips for away games. Though it started with only about four Wildcats, popularity has increased and now eight or nine of the college competitors will be waiting around at any given time for their turn on the station.

Hit the jump to see the video.

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Bracket Reset #12 results ft. Problem X, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, Flawless Deku, RMZ, Boss Don Deku Tree, Packz, Damascus and more

Bracket Reset #12 results ft. Problem X, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, Flawless Deku, RMZ, Boss Don Deku Tree, Packz, Damascus and more Update: This story has been updated with results.

It's that time of the week again - time for another installment of UK's main weekly, Bracket Reset.

As usual, Ultra Street Fighter 4 is on the menu, and you can expect to see the talent of CG|Problem X, WSO|Andreas, BTM|Hurricane237, UM|Isam, Flawless Deku, UM|RMZ, Boss Don Deku Tree, Packz, GxC|Damascus and more being put on display tonight.

Hit the jump for the live stream.

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Tokido, Infiltration, Valmaster, Mago, and more to battle in USF4 exhibitions at Meltdown Paris - watch the live stream here

A series of Ultra Street Fighter 4 exhibition matches is set to take place today at Meltdown Paris.

The stream is currently live, and the action is set to kick off in about 35 minutes (from the time this article was written).

Below is the line up of matches.

MCZ|Mago vs. CDV|Cuongster
MCZTokido vs. Gagapa
Infiltration vs. GL|Valmaster

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

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Hisako official release trailer now online, includes awesome Cinder teaser

The long awaited Killer Instinct season 2 Hisako trailer is now officially online.

In it, we get a glimpse of what her story in KI will be, along with some stellar gameplay footage of her in action. Hisako will be available for Ultra Combo Edition owners tomorrow and Combo Breaker Edition owners will be able to play her on Thursday, April 2.

Additionally, the classic Killer Instinct fighter, Cinder, is briefly shown. Below are a few screen caps of Cinder in KI.


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Check out the trailer after the jump.

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Heavy metal group System of a Down teaming up with NetherRealm Studios for Mortal Kombat X launch trailer

The SOAD fanatic inside of me is screaming right now...

It was announced today that NetherRealm Studios will be teaming up with heavy metal band System of a Down for the official launch trailer of Mortal Kombat X. The group's bass player, Shavo Odadjian, is directing the upcoming trailer, and the band's hit song "Chop Suey" will also be featured in it.

The TV spot for the trailer will premiere tomorrow (Friday, March 27th), and the official launch trailer will make its world debut on Monday, April 6th.

You can check out a quick behind-the-scenes look at the project with Shavo Odadjian after the jump.

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Hisako's full musical Ultra and Retro Riptor in this glorious 60 FPS Killer Instinct season 2 footage

A couple of days ago, we learned that Hisako -- Killer Instinct season 2's next character -- will be released sometime this week.

While we wait, though, we can check out new footage of Hisako's full musical Ultra on her stage, The Village of Whispers.

Her unfortunate opponent victim, you ask? That would be none other than Retro Riptor, our first look at her new alternate skin in HD.

Check out both in the video after the jump.

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Jin Kazama appears in Tekken 7 as hidden sub-boss character

Just last week, character data in Tekken 7 revealed that Jin Kazama, among other characters, is indeed in the new game.

It appears as though Jin is already in Bandai Namco's new fighter, but not necessarily as a playable character as of right now. This particular warrior can be found in-game as a hidden sub-boss during stage 4 of Arcade Mode.

While the conditions to make Jin appear are currently unknown, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada stated that the stipulations are difficult and a bit obscure.

You can check out a few images of Jin in Tekken 7 below.


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Source: Masakarijin on Twitter. Via Avoiding The Puddle. Tip sent in by Hisokae.

Liu Kang, Kung Jin & NetherRealm Kung Lao's playable appearances in Mortal Kombat X revealed by Maxim Russia's 'Official Shaolin Trailer'

Maxim Russia has just published on their YouTube channel NetherRealm Studio's "Official Shaolin Trailer" for Mortal Kombat X -- it is highly likely that Maxim made the trailer live earlier than the intended timing by accident.

In any case, the official Shaolin trailer reveals that -- yes, you guessed it -- Liu Kang is making a return in Mortal Kombat X, this time as a fighter on the NetherRealm side of things, due to the incidents in Mortal Kombat (2011).


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Liu Kang is joined by newcomer Kung Jin, and the previously unveiled Kung Lao (who appears in an alternate costume in the 3rd image above, and says that he "serves Shinnok and NetherRealm") in this trailer, which showcases many of their specials as well as X-Ray moves, and at least one Fatality near the end.

Check out the trailer below, before it's taken down!

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Santarou picks Evil Ryu, and Kichijoji ken goes with... regular Ryu? Dashio comes on and plays... Rufus instead of Seth? Ft10 sets from Yubiken

On the previous Yubiken stream (2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month), YBK|Kichijoji Ken and YBK|Santarou ran a first-to-10 set that was very different from their usual sets.

Instead of picking Ken and Sagat, the characters that Kichijoji Ken and Santarou are respectively known for, they had picked Ryu (Kichijoji) and Evil Ryu (Santarou).

And that's not all -- special guest YBK|Dashio also did a first-to-10 with Kichiken. Except, in this set, Dashio had been playing Rufus instead of Seth. Even though Seth is considered by quite a number of top players to be a top 5 character in the game now.

What is going on? Is it topsy-turvy day?

We asked YBK|Kim1234 for some answers. Check out his response and the two first-to-10 sets below

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