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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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Daigo coaches Bonchan, Justin Wong and Filipino Champ embrace – experience the passion that is EVO 2014 in this compilation of on-stage footage

Evolution 2014 had its share of amazing moments; however, the reactions of the fans and players are often missed because of commentary and onscreen action.

Fortunately, we have two videos showcasing some of the more touching and dramatic moments of Evolution 2014. The first is a set of direct player footage during the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 finals, showing the faces of EG|Justin Wong and GG|NYChrisG at the exact moments of victory and defeat. Following that is a video montage with amazing footage of more player interaction, including MCZ|Daigo coaching Bonchan.

Check below to get a closer look at some of Evolution 2014's most memorable moments.

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Whiff your sweep? Dragon punch still comes out and beats nearly everything! This crazy King of Fighters 13 option select is a must see

A recently discovered option select reveals that a player can whiff a sweep in King of Fighters 13 and still fully hit an opponent with a dragon punch.

The video displaying the option select shows Mr. Karate using the command in a variety of surprising ways. Also, for King of Fighter 13 players who want to bring the new tactic into their own game, exact inputs on how to do the option select are shown for your pleasure.

Look below to view this new piece of King of Fighters 13 technology.

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Which fighting game player is the most popular on YouTube and Twitter? 34 of the biggest names in fighting games ranked

Who are the most popular fighting game players trending on YouTube and Twitter in the world? Japanese fighting game fan Tiger Knee Ojisan wanted to know the answer to that question, to the point that he decided to create a rather arbitrary method to judge the overall popularity of 34 notable names in the FGC -- and made a video to answer it.

His methodology for determining a player's popularity is quite simple: search on YouTube for the player's name, take the average view count of the top 5 videos listed for that player, and add it to the 10 times the number of followers he has on Twitter to drive that player's "PP" -- popularity points, we suppose.

Why 10x the number of Twitter followers? Beats me.

But surprisingly, in spite of the seemingly random formula, the list he has assembled seems to be pretty legit. In fact, the top two contenders on his list were even neck-and-neck in terms of the amount of PP they've amassed.

Check out the video below, and see if you agree with the list -- but do keep in mind that this is only one person's opinion of how a player's popularity should be tabulated.

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Harada: 'We're trying to make Tekken 7 easy to approach, a lot of fans skipped over TTT2 because it was too difficult to learn 2 characters'

After Bandai Namco Games's panel at San Diego Comic-Con yesterday, Famitsu.com caught up with Tekken 7 producer and director Katsuhiro Harada in hopes of gleaming more details about the sequel.

While Harada did not provide any concrete details, he did share quite a bit of the team's thinking behind the development of the new Tekken.

"With the previous installment, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, there were a lot more players skipping over the title because it was difficult to learn to use two characters, than we had imagined," Harada said.

"So in contrast to that, since Tekken 7 is a sequel in the mainline series, the expectation here is for us to take the series back to its roots, back to the sort of Tekken that everyone is probably most familiar with. That's the vibe that we're getting from our fans."

To that end, Harada said that the Tekken's series complex wake-up mechanic is currently under review, to potentially get simplified in the new game, but only in a way that core players would also be happy with it.

He also said that more details on the game will be revealed right around the Tokyo Game Show timeframe in mid-September -- that's when Harada is slated to provide fans with the next update on the sequel.

Check out our translation of the interview below.

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PR Balrog counters Gamerbee's Jaguar Kick with a reaction Ultra - first-to-5 with their mains in Ultra Street Fighter 4 after EVO

After EVO 2014, AVM|Gamerbee went on vacation in the US for a bit, and visited EG|PR Balrog at his house to lay the smackdown to play a couple of long sets, just for old times' sake.

That day the two Ultra Street Fighter 4 pro gamers sat down to play a number of sets using different characters, beginning with a no-holds barred first set where they both used their mains.

This may be the first time ever PR Balrog and Gamerbee have faced one another offline in Ultra Street Fighter 4; the previous time they played the Boxer vs. Adon match-up was back in March, and that had been in a different version of the game.

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Updated with images: 'Summer Vacation' Ultra Street Fighter 4 costume DLC announced, prize code for 'Capcom Fighter' title

Update: We've added all the images we could find of the Summer Vacation DLC costumes shown at Capcom's panel yesterday. Check them out below, along with a prize code to enter for the "Capcom Fighter" title.

Original story: Today during the Street Fighter panel at San Diego Comic-Con, new DLC for Ultra Street Fighter 4 was announced.

Numerous panel attendees on Twitter report that a "Summer Vacation" costume pack is on the way. This will feature new outfits such as bikini Decapre, prep school Dudley, golf club Dan, China dress Poison, Hawaiian Blanka, scuba gear Rufus, summer dress Elena, and more.



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Source: Shidoshi on NeoGAF.

Images from Siliconera and Famitsu.

Yoshinori Ono transforms into Hugono at the San Diego Comic-Con Street Fighter Panel - we've got photos!

Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono is known for being an eccentric fellow with a tendency to have fun. In the past we've seen him dress up as Chun-Li, the first lady of Street Fighter, at events, pose with his infamous Blanka toy, and even get the entire crowd to simultaneously Shoryuken.

Today at the San Diego Comic-Con Street Fighter panel, Ono came dressed as someone entirely new. That's right...he's Hugo. There really isn't much I can say here that the photos won't do a better job of saying.

Ono will forever be awesome.


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Photos via Michael McWhertor, Yoshinori Ono, Anthony Silva, and Gail Salamanca.

Street Fighter: World Warrior, the sequel to Assassin's Fist, announced at San Diego Comic-Con; Chun-Li, Sagat, Guile and more set to appear

The team behind the live-action Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist series has just announced that there is a sequel in the works.

Deemed "Street Fighter: World Warrior," the new series is currently in development and is set for late 2015/early 2016 launch time.

According to director Joey Ansah, the new series will introduce more characters from the Street Fighter universe, and will be larger-scale production than Assassin's Fist.

"The scale of World Warrior is much larger, picking up where Assassin's Fist left off as we follow Ryu and Ken on their 'Musha Shugyo' (warrior's pilgrimage)," said Ansah. "The Shadaloo criminal cartel will be introduced, led by the extremely dangerous M.Bison, which will naturally lead into the World Warrior tournament… and we all know what this means - fan favourites Guile, Chun-li, Sagat and Co. will be playing a big part!"

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Katsuhiro Harada: 'Tekken X Street Fighter is still in development and moving forward; it has not been cancelled'

During the Tekken panel at San Diego Comic-Con today Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada confirmed that Tekken X Street Fighter, the company's 3D crossover with Capcom, is indeed still in development. Due to such a heavy lack of news since it's initial announcement back in 2010, many fans have wondered if the project had been dropped.

"It's still in development and it is moving forward," said Harada's translator, Michael Murray.

He goes on to explain that the reason we haven't seen any official Tekken X Street Fighter reveals is due to a tricky marketing situation the company has found themselves in.

"With all of the products that we have, there's that special timing that we need for it to have its own spotlight. So from the marketing side it's kind of a difficult situation. But it is proceeding, it hasn't been cancelled."

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Updated: Tekken 7 San Diego Comic-Con panel live stream archive

Update 2 [1.37PM]:Team Spooky's stream of the recorded panel has gone live.

Earlier: Bandai Namco Games's fighting game panel at San Diego Comic-Con is about to start. The stream is about to go live.

Tekken 7 producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada said at EVO 2014 to expect to hear more details about the next sequel, said to be "the final battle", in Bandai Namco Games's long-running series.

Join us as we find out what's in store for fighting game fans in this next installment.

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Updated: Full-length cinematic trailer added, Lars confirmed for Tekken 7 - more details from Comic-Con

With the Tekken panel currently taking place at San Diego Comic-Con, Polygon has reported some of the first details about the upcoming Bandai Namco title.

According to series producer Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken 7 will have a "very detailed background story," and will conclude the Mishima clan saga.

Additionally, this installment will answer old Tekken mysteries such as why Heihachi is trying to kill his grandson, why Hiehachi threw Kazuya off of a cliff, who Devil Jin is and others.

Not only that, but Maximilian is also in attendance and has reported that Lars will be in the game. You can find the tweets below.

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