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Killer Instinct Online Warrior Championships ep.1 results ft. CD Jr., Rico Suave, Gutter Magic, Tyrant, and more

Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Level|Up's Killer Instinct Online Championships are kicking off tonight. Players from all over the country will compete for bragging rights, cash prizes, and more.

This is only the first of three separate online KI events set to take place in this series, and the brackets are already showing some A-list competition.

The EVO 2014 champion, SteamCo|CD Jr., will be playing tonight, along with EVO 2014 runner-up, MOR|Rico Suave. Also, Gutter Magic, Hitbox|Tyrant, GamerLCD, and more are set to compete.

The live stream can be found below, and you can follow along with the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

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Mega Man's got combos: Offset the Super Fighting Robot's low damage output with these nifty tricks in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Mega Man was one of the first characters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS that I really enjoyed playing with. Out of the five characters playable in the Smash 4 demo that was put out prior to the game's release, Capcom's super fighting robot had been my go-to guy for combating mighty CPU Lv. 9s.

I especially loved the way his pellet attacks worked as an action-starter of some sort, similar to Ryu's fireballs in Street Fighter, and I used it mainly to force the CPU opponents to block so that I could go for a grab into a combo.

But then the game came out. And I realized how incredibly low Mega Man's damage output was. I switched to playing a different character (Link) soon afterwards.

But YouTube user Dezmu didn't give up on Mega Man. Together with Kuroudo and MDSmashVids, they've found some great tech for the Capcom guest character, that you can use to do a decent chunk of damage. My personal favorite: when used as an item the Metal Blade can be used to cancel your dash approach, allowing you to combo into Mega Man's up A for that meaty uppercut.

Don't give up, Mega Man fans! Watch this video, hold out hope, and maybe one day Capcom will see the light! keep on fighting for everlasting peace!

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1 reason why Ibuki may be top-tier - setups for normal and Delayed Wakeup scenarios in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Since as far back as when Ultra Street Fighter 4 first went into service in Japanese arcades in April, players have noticed that although the new Delayed Wakeup (DWU) mechanic greatly reduces the impact of setups for most characters, Ibuki is one of those vortex characters who is not quite as affected. Due to her ability to throw a kunai in mid-air.

Ibuki has been garnering quite a bit of attention lately. Not only has RZR|Xian been beaten by two different Ibuki players in tournaments recently -- Huanlin at the 2nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament and Rockpon at the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Taiwan qualifiers -- but Japan's BE|Nemo has also commented twice now that he thinks Ibuki is an top-tier character in USF4.

That's as good as any a reason to start learning Ibuki; at the very least, you'll have a good idea of what you'll up against even if you don't intend to truly play the character.

And to help with your budding kunoichi studies is this Ibuki setups tutorial that breaks down some of the most useful okizeme (wake-up offense) options for the character.

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Daigo vs. The Public 'Win A PS4' challenge will be played on Omega Edition: Ultra Street Fighter 4 at GameStart 2014

It's not been confirmed yet, and the rules are subject to change, but according to RZR|Xian the Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition exhibition match between him and MCZ|Daigo is likely to be a race-to-5 with random selects.

So what happens if neither RZR|Xian or MCZ|Daigo picks the Omega Edition character you want to see? Does that mean you're completely out of luck?

Well, not quite.

As it turns out, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (Singapore branch) and Capcom are also organizing an MCZ|Daigo vs. The Public segment, similar to the one conducted recently in Hong Kong.

Except, this time, the public will be playing against MCZ|Daigo on Omega Edition. Oh, and if you manage to beat him, you win a PS4 too.

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round dated for February 19, 2015 in Japan; PS4 & XB1 to receive free-to-play versions

Update: Regular and Collectors' Edition prices for the game have added to the story.

Koei Tecmo will be announcing later this week a February 19, 2015 release date for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PS3, PS4, X360, XB1) through the usual Japanese video game magazines, according to anonymous reports from those who've managed to obtain early copies (via Games Talk).

No pricing details for the standard edition of the game have been revealed through the early reports yet. The PS4 and XB1 versions will be sold for 7,344 yen (~US$69) at retailers, and 6,480 yen (~US$60) digitally on PSN and XBL. PS3 and X360 copies will go for 6,264 yen (~US$58) at retail, and 5,554 yen (~US$52) digitally. There will also be free-to-play editions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.

There will also be a Collector's Edition, priced at 12,744 yen (~US$119) for the PS4 version, and 11,664 yen (~US$109) for PS3.

Additionally, in Japan Koei Tecmo is planning to release a "Strongest Edition" package of the PS3 and PS4 versions, priced at 26,784 yen (~US$251) and 27,864 yen (~US$261) respectively. No details were given as to what would be included in those special editions, or if they would be available outside of Japan.

Two of the game's new stages (returning from past entries in the series) will be detailed in the Japanese game magazines this week. In addition, sparse details on both of the new characters in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round were also dropped.

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Daigo faces Mago, his Mad Catz brethren; Momochi, Kazunoko, Bonchan, and more take center stage - USF4 Taito Arcade Nationals replays

Capcom Fighters returns with more amazing Ultra Street Fighter 4 action from the Taito Arcade Japan National Finals that took place over in Shinjuku, Tokyo the weekend before last.

Last time, we saw Tarezou of Shikkari Dynamic dismantle the entire Mad Catz team during the 3v3 portion of the tournament. Tonight, we bring to you the Taito Finals' star-studded singles bouts.

In this assortment of matches, you'll witness MCZ|Daigo Umehara take on his Mad Catz brethren, MCZ|Mago, as they both use their Ultra Street Fighter 4 mains -- Evil Ryu and Yang, respectively. Additionally, players such as the EVO 2014 runner-up, Bonchan, EG|Momochi, Kazunoko, Nishikin, and many more battle it out for Street Fighter supremacy.

You can catch all of the action below.

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More cosplay from New York Comic Con 2014 ft. Mileena, Chun-Li, Ryu, Green Arrow, and more

Last week, we here at EventHubs shared with you a batch of cosplay photos taken at New York Comic Con 2014 by our correspondent Jason24cf. The amount of pictures he sent to us was staggering, and we couldn't post them all in one story without completely overwhelming our readers.

As the old saying goes, "one good turn deserves another;" so today we have even more amazing cosplay photos to show you. In this batch, you'll see more from the folks featured in the last story, along with a few fresh faces.

Check out a handful of the images below, and be sure to hit the jump for way more.

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Is Boon hinting at Ermac? Kenshi? Or someone entirely new for Mortal Kombat X

Ed Boon is back with another "kryptic" Mortal Kombat X hint.

Earlier on Twitter, the MK creator posted a photo of two actors performing a new Fatality using motion capture. As seen in the image, the aggressor is attacking from a distance using what appears to be mental powers of some sort.

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Fans are already speculating that this Fatality belongs to Ermac -- Mortal Kombat's red, telekinesis-based ninja. Others feel it may be the finishing move of Kenshi -- another MK fighter that uses telepathy in his attacks.

Whether Boon is pointing to the return of one of the aforementioned characters or a brand new warrior entering the ring has still yet to be determined.

Let us know in the comments below who you think is the focal point of Boon's latest hint. You can also check out the original tweet after the jump.

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Watch Valmaster's elimination at the Green Hands of veggey - DreamHack Stockholm offstream footage ft. Phenom, Felix Ekman, Chino, Bashfest and more

There was a lot of good stream action a few weeks ago at DreamHack Stockholm, but there were also many heated battles that eluded the public eye by being played off-stream.

Thankfully, in a community effort, we got most of the notable off-stream matches recorded, including the match that sent the Capcom Cup-qualified GL|Valmaster home in 17th place.

In these videos, you'll see a variety of nationalities duking it out, including France's GL|Valmaster, Norway's BX3|veggey and BX3|Phenom, Sweden's Chino, Felix Ekman and Bashfest and Denmark's IND|King Funk. Hit the jump to check them all out.

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Tekken 7 tentatively set for release in Japanese arcades February 2015; new batch of customization screenshots

Bandai Namco Games held an amusement games machine business event for members of the trade and Japanese media at its Shinagawa, Tokyo headquarters earlier today.

At the event, Bandai Namco not only showed off a number of new titles -- such as Time Crisis 5 and Pocket Monster Battle Nine (which I am extremely relieved is not Pokken Tournament) -- but also revealed tentative pricing and release schedule details for Tekken 7 to arcade operators.

Check out the new Tekken 7 screenshots, along with arcade version release and pricing details below.

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Uryo's rushdown Decapre: counter-hit cr.MP into UC2 on reaction, Psycho Sting FADC resets, close shaves and more - Ultra Street Fighter 4 online

The other day when I raised the possibility that NuckleDu might quite possibly be the best Decapre player in the world right now, it was met with some discontent as a couple of EventHubbers went in on me, saying that I should not be jumping to such conclusions based on a highlights video edited to specifically show how good NuckleDu is.

After watching this video of Uryo playing entire Endless Battles matches for about 20 minutes, I think I get that. It's not just the few moments that shine -- it's about the overall performance.

And Uryo's performance in this video, edited together from a Nico Live stream that he recently did, was simply mesmerizing from start to end. There was just something effortless about the way he rushes down his opponent with Decapre.

And if that's not enough, there are those flashy moments where his reactions and character knowledge really do shine, as well. Such as when he hit-confirms an UC2 combo from a single counter-hit cr.MP.

So go grab some popcorn, get yourself comfy, and prepare to be mesmerized by Uryo's play in the video below.

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R.O.B. goes chrome while the evil Gannondorf... helps children across the street... New screenshots for unlockable characters in Super Smash Wii U

As November 21st draws closer and closer we grow more and more hype for Super Smash Bros. for WiiU.

Nintendo recently released some screen shots of two more of their secret characters. Look out for R.O.B. and the Great King of Evil, Gannondorf.

Visually speaking, this game looks fantastic and if it's anything like its predecessors it'll be just as much fun to play. Here are a few images, click the jump to see the rest.

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DarkSydeGeoff's brand new Killer Instinct breakdown video will teach you TJ Combo and have you laughing at the same time

DarkSydeGeoff is at it again, this time with a very informative and very entertaining TJ Combo tutorial.

Geoff goes over the basics, unique notable moves, special moves, and combos or 'the juice' as he calls it.

As is traditional with Geoff, this video is a little NSFW so please put your kids to bed before you click the jump.

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Hey Nemo, which are the worst characters in USF4? Dee Jay, Dan, Hugo and... ARE YOU KIDDING? Nemo's full tier list for Ultra Street Fighter 4

BE|Nemo is well known for being one of the best Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom players in Japan. We are still reeling from the incredibly hype exhibition match between him and RG|Filipino Champ at West Coast Warzone 4.

Nemo seems to be a jack of all trades as he wowed us at by winning the USF4 competition at that same tournament with none other than the newly-added Rolento.

We say all this to say, it looks like Nemo knows what he's doing when it comes to fighting games. Why then does the bottom of his tier list surprise us so much?

Click the jump to see Nemo's USF4 tier list.

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Do it like the pros do it: Shuma Gorath combo video by Evo 2013 top 8 UMVC player Angelic

BT|Angelic broke out into the public eye with his top 8 performance at Evo 2013. Since then he's placed high in numerous tournaments including second place at both West Coast Warzone and Art of Fighting 2014.

Angelic has been known in the Marvel community as one of the Shuma Gorath pioneers. His top-level play with a rarely-seen character inspired many more to pick up the Lord of Chaos.

Below is a combo video just released by Angelic featuring some interesting DHC's and extensions that any and all Shuma players would do well to have in their repertoire.

Hit the jump and start watching some green demon combos!

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