King of Fighters 14 Moves

Juri's lack of a neutral game lands her at the very bottom: Flash Metroid shares his Street Fighter 5 tier list

After many requests, Peter "Flash Metroid" Susini -- one of the strongest Street Fighter 5 Vega players competing right now -- shared his tier list for the game.

The chart is organized by SS top tier rank down to C low tiers. The horizontal axis also includes sections for characters who have faults and those who are well-rounded.

You can check out the tier list below.

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Ed Boon wants to discuss who the five most 'overpowered' characters in Mortal Kombat XL could be

Ed Boon is touching base with the Mortal Kombat community on Twitter again, but this time around he's not playing around with visual jokes, or hidden messages.

One of Boon's more recent tweets was one of many that hinted at an upcoming balance patch for Mortal Kombat XL. This time around he want's to get the community involved, and openly asks everyone to share their feelings on who the 5 most powerful fighters currently are.

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'In terms of fighting games, there's no such thing as retiring' - Yipes joins the Jump In podcast to talk roles in the FGC, Street Fighter 5, and more

Michael "IFC Yipes" Mendoza has been part of the scene for quite some time, and these days, he's directed his focus toward Street Fighter 5. Recently, he joined in on an episode of The Jump In podcast to talk about his thoughts on the game, and much more.

Many have stated that they feel that Street Fighter 5 could use some more variety when it comes to the combos that the cast is capable of, but this is actually one of the things that Yipes likes about the game. "You don't have to do too much, so all you have to do is a lot of thinking." He says.

Bringing in new players to the scene is definitely something that is important to Yipes as well. He spoke for a bit on what he feels his role is as a tenured member of the community, and making sure that things continue to grow is high on his list of priorities.

"My job is to give them the interest to come and try out these fighting games. I always want to give that energy out to the world, to know what's going on," Yipes says.

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Overbearing rushdown, devastating perfects, and much more; PR Balrog and Stupendous pull out all the stops in this match compilation

Balrog and Zangief are pretty different from one another to say the least, but they do have at least one thing in common. If you dont keep your wits about you, they'll run over you like a train.

Flying High has put together match compilation videos featuring EG|PR Balrog and DS|Stupendous that highlight just how terrifying their mains can be in the right hands. Each match in the compilation has them pit against their peers such as F3|Alucard, XsK Samurai, and more.

Below are a couple of gifs to get you started. You can catch the full videos after the jump.

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Threatening meaty set ups, devastating frame traps for days: Here's some very useful tech for a character we rarely see in Street Fighter 5

Cammy is one of the most popular characters in the Street Fighter franchise, and yet, it feels like we rarely see her played in Street Fighter 5. Short of running into a handful of Cammy players in the game's ranked mode -- and the few top tournament players that compete as her -- this character is quite underrepresented.

Luckily, folks such as NurseLee are out there fighting the good fight, bringing tech to those who may be in dire need of it. Today, we have two nicely edited videos that cover meaty set ups and frame traps for Cammy.

The meaty set ups come after both her regular and EX versions of Razor Blade Slice, and can lead to big damage. As for her frame traps, the other video included here will show you several powerful attacks strings to use against your opponent, as well as ways to score counter hits after a blocked V-Skill.

You can see quick examples of both in the GIFs below, and be sure to hit the jump for full video.

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He took out an entire team of killers on his own, playing Zangief: When Snake Eyez reverse OCV'd team NorCal at SCR 2014 - FGC Throwback Thursday

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of Wintry!

Let's look back at the time RB|Snake Eyez single-handedly defeated a team of incredible players. At SoCal Regionals 2014, a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 5v5 event took place in which a handful of the best SoCal players went up against a team comprised of NorCal's finest.

Things weren't looking good for SoCal, as they were down to their final player and he needed to take out all five of NorCal's competitors in order to win the whole thing. That player was Snake Eyez, and he did just that, further putting himself on the map as one of the best Zangief players to ever compete in the Street Fighter 4 series.

Snake Eyez's play was so amazing, we had to include two highlights because we just couldn't decide on one or the other. Check them out below to get started.

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72% damage in a single combo, OTG super setups, and more - Geese is shaping up to be a contender in King of Fighters 14

Having a strong anchor is quite the important asset in any team-based fighting game, and King of Fighters is no exception. Many of the characters that we've seen already are quite capable of doing tremendous amounts of damage, and from the looks of it Geese is following suit.

Some players in the community have been exploring the character, and some of the things that Geese is capable of have him looking like quite the threat.

Like many of the characters that we've already seen, Geese can take great advantage of the Maxmode mechanic to turn a simple opening into a game changer:

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You can check out more footage in the videos below:

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Woah! Someone completely redesigned Street Fighter 5's in-game shop, and it looks amazing

Earlier today, DevSF4 uploaded a video walkthrough showing a new user interface for Street Fighter 5's in-game shop.

Created by the video uploader, this concept is solely that, a concept, and not something we can expect to see in the actual game. However, that doesn't make it any less impressive.

This redesign goes a bit heavier on the visuals, with a large splash menu for characters, costumes, stages, sales, colors, and more. Each sub-menu is surprisingly fleshed out too; this looks like it could be an actual feature.

You can check out a few screenshots of this redesigned shop below, but be sure to hit the jump to see it in action.

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Aegis Reflector reset nets 1,000 stun in the most stylish way possible, more competitve-level footage of the Street Fighter 5 Urien PC mod

Is it September yet? No? Drat...

Well, in order to bring you your Urien fix, we thought it'd be fun to share some more videos featuring the Street Fighter 5 PC mod that makes the story expansion version of the character fully playable. If you're trying to absorb all the set ups and tech that you can before Urien officially drops next month, you've come to the right place.

In the first video, we have AlphaShowStopper showing us some more of what Urien can and probably should play like in actual matches. There are meaty set ups, big combos, Aegis Reflector tricks, and more to behold here.

For a quick glimpse of what you'll find in this Street Fighter 5 set, check out the GIF below.

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What follows is a set up that only uses one bar of meter and V-Trigger. The incredibly stylish sequence ends up dealing 1,000 stun, and probably 1,000 points of mental damage to the opponent on account of how devastating it is.

You can check out both videos after the jump.

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Even when Sean wins, he loses... Watch him get bodied during his post-fight celebration in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike

Last week, we spotted something on Twitter that we have never seen before. Not in all of our years playing fighting games.

In Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Sean is known for being a fairly weak character. There are some players out there who can hold their own with him, but in a game with titans such as Chun-Li and Yun... it's hard to say he's solid.

Sean always seems to be down on his luck, and in this recent clip that couldn't be any truer. By landing the game-winning hit when Urien tosses out an Aegis Reflector, the super ends up staying on screen.

As he is known to do, Sean jumps up to celebrate the victory, only to bounce off of the Reflector and fly off screen.

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It's interesting to see that the super is still in play, even after the match is over. This makes us wonder what other strange happenings remain to be discovered in Capcom's classic fighting title.

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Visual history of Ken shows how the fiery shoto has changed across tons of fighting games

Last time, we took a look out how the first fighting female of Street Fighter, Chun-Li, evolved over the years. Today, let's check out how Ken's appearance has transformed throughout the plethora of games he's been in.

To document how his look has changed over the years, we rounded up several pieces of artwork starting from the first Street Fighter all the way up to Street Fighter 4. We even threw in Ken's appearance in Street Fighter 2010, even though it's technically not a fighting game.

Ken's design is a fairly simple one. Though artists have depicted him differently over the years, the main alteration we see is the addition made to his hair length. His largest overhaul can be seen in Street Fighter 5, where his appearance kept some of its core features, but made some large tweaks.

You can check out the gallery below.

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Thank you, King of Fighters 14, for having combo trials that an actual human can complete

King of Fighters 14 is now officially in the hands of the masses, and we here at EventHubs have since gotten our mitts on the latest from SNK Playmore. There are a variety of modes to choose from right out of the gate, but I found myself instantly gravitating toward the game's combo trials.

If you're familiar with my work, you may already know how I feel about performing and coming up with stylish and complex combos -- I love it. And because I love combos so much, I have used most of my time with King of Fighters 14 to complete 10 of the characters' trials (at the time this was written).

From what I've experienced so far, King of Fighters 14's trial challenges are vastly different than those of its predecessor.

I can honestly say that I never managed to complete all of King of Fighters 13's trials simply because they were so damn difficult. And my failure wasn't due to a lack of execution skills. I do alright in that department, as you can see in the GIF below.

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But I can already tell that King of Fighters 14 aims to make things easier on veteran players and better welcome in newcomers with its combo system, and boy is that ever refreshing.

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August EventHubs subscriber giveaway is a $60 USD retail game of your choice

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Mortal Kombat XL confirmed for PC, beta is now live; Ed Boon teases upcoming balance patch

Fans have been asking NetherRealm Studios for a PC version of their latest fighting title, Mortal Kombat XL, for quite some time. We've seen numerous hints at a potential release, but nothing concrete.

Today, it looks like PC users have been given want they've so desire. According to prominent face and player in the Mortal Kombat community Brant "Pig of the Hut" McCaskill, a Mortal Kombat XL PC beta is currently live on Steam.

Folks looking to try it out can do so until August 29th. But that's not the only exciting news to hit Mortal Kombat today.

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Killer Instinct 3.3.1 patch released - Full list of balance and system changes

The 3.3.1 patch was just released for Killer Instinct on Xbox One and PC, and thanks to Ultra Combo we've got all the notes lined up for you.

Continue below to read the full notes.

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