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PAX Arena results ft. Hungrybox, Mango, ZeRo, Mew2King

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, there's a big Smash event going on at PAX South in San Antonio, Texas.

PAX Arena will feature both Singles and Doubles for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U. As for players attending, you can expect to see Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, TSM|ZeRo, COG|Mew2King, Tempo|Westballz, Tempo|Axe, WFX|Shroomed, Lucky, CLG|SFAT, PG|Esam, PG|MVD, MIOM|S2J, COG|Wizzrobe, MH|Gahtzu, PG|Wobbles and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by PAX Arena.

Hit the jump to check the action out for yourself.

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Three practical methods to help you keep your salt under control

There's just no denying it, video games can bring out the absolute worst in people.

The feelings of frustration and anger that come when things don't go our way are shared by virtually everyone, but allowing these feelings to run rampant can have a hefty toll on one's gameplay, image, relationships and... fight sticks. Remember this gem?


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In one of Omni's recent videos he explores three ways to help us control our salty inclinations, and he calls upon Goku, MCZ|Daigo and Naruto to help him flesh these out.

Even if you're not prone to regular sodium overloads, we bet you have a friend or two that are, and could benefit from the lessons here. Check out the video below to see Omni's three ways to control salt.

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Sabre's Laura is dominating the Street Fighter 5 beta; watch as he takes out Juicebox, TampaBison, the number one ranked player and more

Laura is one of those characters in Street Fighter 5 for whom we haven't seen a ton of actual tech or gameplay footage. Some have argued that she's a bit one dimensional, and not too exciting to play at the moment.

Arizona's Scott "Sabre" Bender is changing those notions in a big way. He's taken to the sticks, and explored the Brazilian beauty quite extensively in the latest beta.

Sabre has uploaded a ton of footage from his Twitch stream, showcasing match after match against the rest of the SF5 roster. He runs into some pretty notable names, such as Juicebox, XsK Samurai, Fugboi (the number one ranked beta player) and TampaBison.

Below is an impressive sequence against Tampa, showing off some of Laura's pressure and combo capabilities.


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You'll find a few of Sabre's videos after the jump.

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Ono: Street Fighter 5 will bring together the events that happened between SF4 and SF3, game ships with a taste of story mode

Street Fighter 5 will fill in the gaps of what happened to the characters between Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 3.

"Talking about each individual Street Fighter title, they all take place in their own spot on the timeline. It's not one cohesive straight line," said Capcom's Yoshinori Ono in an interview with Venture Beat.

"The concept for Street Fighter 5 is to finally bring together the events that happened between Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 3," he added.

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Street Fighter 5 alt. costume color gallery for Chun-Li, Cammy, R. Mika, Ryu and Rashid

X-Kira on the NeoFighters forums has done some high quality captures of Street Fighter 5's new alternative costumes, featuring Chun-Li, Cammy, R. Mika, Ryu and Rashid.

If you're planning on picking up these costumes, this is a great way to see how the various color options will look in game.

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Bayonetta and Corrin releasing for Smash Bros. Wii U on February 3rd in US, 4th in Europe - Gameplay footage of new Umbra Clock Tower stage

Back in December, Nintendo unveiled the last additional characters for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, being Corrin from the upcoming Fire Emblem: Fates and the titular character Bayonetta from the high-paced action series helmed by original Devil May Cry creator, Hideki Kamiya.

Today, we are happy to share that these characters will be released as soon as next week - on February 3rd in the Americas and February 4th in European territories. Corrin will cost $4.99/£4.49, while Bayonetta comes at a slightly steeper prince since she's bundled with the Umbra Clock Tower stage at $5.99/£5.39.

Not only this, but Nintendo also shared a gameplay video of the new Bayonetta-themed stage, Umbra Clock Tower, in the midst of a 4-player kerfuffle and a second video featuring a duel between Corrin and Bayonetta. There are also new screen shots for both of the unreleased DLC characters. Check them out below.

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IGN shows off four minutes of Kim Wu gameplay in Killer Instinct

Community Manager for Killer Instinct, Rukari Austin, joined IGN to show off about four minutes of gameplay with Killer Instinct's recently revealed Kim Wu.

Kim was officially announced earlier today during the KI World Cup. If you missed her showcase, you can see exactly how she plays, what her moves look like and get an overall feel of her in the video here.

The young fighter uses nun chucks to combat foes, and has some pretty great looking normals and pressure strings. Much like Spinal, Kim is able to summon power ups in the form of dragons.

Having dragons allows her very fast dashes which she can use to cancel moves or traverse the air or ground quickly. You can see her Ultra Combo below.


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Hit the jump to see the full video.

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Is the Arbiter from Halo joining Killer Instinct Season 3? The latest teaser suggests so

Earlier today, Kim Wu was revealed for Killer Instinct, but the characteristic teaser at the end of new characters' trailers was conspicuously absent.

Just a few minutes ago, the trailer we re-aired with the teaser intact, and it was reported to also have been shown at The X Games' Halo tournament. Evidence points heavily to this new character being a guest from the Halo universe, most likely the Arbiter. Here is a pair of quick shots from the video.

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Hit the jump to check out the teaser video for yourself.

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Poongko goes HAM with Cammy in Street Fighter 5; watch Momochi, HumanBomb, GamerBee and others face off at Taipei Game Show

A whole gang of top players collected together to face off in some intense Street Fighter 5 matches at Taipei Game Show in Taiwan.

/r/Kappa|Poongko, EG|Momochi, AvM|Gamerbee and a few others show us what they've been developing thus far in the latest Street Fighter. While all these players are top notch, Poongko had some especially impressive plays.

Check out these two sequences with Poongko's Cammy.


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He doesn't just do Cammy tricks however, as he also showed off a pretty competent Ryu.


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Hit the jump to see the full video.

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Necalli's bread and butter combos just got longer, can now juggle after hitting his V-Skill

From what we've seen thus far, Street Fighter 5's Necalli feels a bit lacking in the combo department. He shows potential, but seems to have to work a bit harder than most of the rest of the cast to get his combos going.

Necalli's go-to V-Trigger building combo is medium kick, roundhouse, V-Skill. It's great for building building meter, but not the best for damage. Prophecie Sensei has come out with a combo video showing us that Necalli can now juggle after hitting his V-Skill, which is a pretty big deal.

Click the image below to get a taste of what we're talking about.


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You'll see an array of new possible combos in the video after the jump.

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Kim Wu trailer for Killer Instinct, season 3 patch notes

Today during the Killer Instinct World Cup, Iron Galaxy Studios showed off Kim Wu for season 3.

The patch notes for season 3 were also released for the game, which includes a character rebalance and several system changes.

The balance changes are still subject to future changes, though.

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Street Fighter 5 games mode trailer - costumes and colors can be unlocked with story and survival modes

Capcom released a new games mode trailer for Street Fighter 5.

It showcases the game's tutorial, character story mode, survival mode, training mode, network battle and the Capcom Fighters Network.

"Remember, we’ll have tons of free content updates for the game post-launch as well, including the awesome looking Cinematic Story Expansion that we just revealed on Monday!" wrote Capcom's Neidel "Haunts" Crisan.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultra Street Fighter 4 players 1-10 - it all comes to an end

Our top 50 Ultra Street Fighter 4 players of 2015 list comes to a close tonight, and with it the final panel we'll be doing for this past year.

A gigantic shout out goes to all of our panel members for their efforts on behalf of the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, and of course USF4 communities, as they made our lists more dynamic and interesting.

This has also been an intense process for our staff, as the resources to pull off four separate top 50 panels was extremely taxing, but we wanted to take the time to spotlight the players in our community who did great things in 2015.

Even if you don't agree with every placing, we hope you enjoyed reading through the breakdowns. If you did, please give our panel members a big shout out for their work.

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Desk performs multiple parries facing the wrong way in Street Fighter 5

Ryu is apparently just as effective parrying when he's not looking at you, at least when Desk is in control of the stick.

Getting serious style points, his latest video showcases a bunch of clever setups with Ryu's parry V-Skill in Street Fighter 5, deflecting a number of attacks in various ways, and hitting some big punishes as part of the process.

He also throws in a Chun-Li 3x EX Fireball combo for good measure.

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Updated: Connection setting explained in Street Fighter 5 beta, closed test 4 now live

Updated: Capcom explained how Street Fighter 5's online match making works, specifically what each of the connection settings means.

Any: All regions, the default setting. This is reportedly why some people are saying the netcode is worse in this beta, as they're being matched with people all over the globe.

3-5: Capcom stated this is the most balanced experience in terms of match making, which will match you with half the world, while maintaining a reasonable connection.

4-5: For players who want even better connections, you can select this option, and it will limit your match making to your quadrant only.

Here are a few images to help you find the setting and adjust it.

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Note that when adjusting the connection from the training menu, you need to click "Apply Settings" to have your configuration take effect.

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