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Decapre - Nerfed, but not forgotten! Learn how to work around her unintentional changes, and utilize her full potential in this in-depth tutorial

Decapre is unique amongst the new additions in Ultra Street Fighter 4 for two main reasons. The first one is that she's a new character to the series, having never been playable before. The second is that she brings a playstyle to the table, an offensive charge character, that might not be fully embodied in any of the other charge characters present in the game.

As such, Decapre is fairly difficult to learn since it's hard to find something like her within the game. An amalgamation of several different aspects present in other characters, fixed together within one single, masked, russian-accented package...

If you have any interest in learning more about Miss December, then look no further than right below.

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Sakurai says Ice Climbers were cut from Super Smash Bros. 4 due to 3DS limitations

The entire roster for Super Smash Bros. 3DS / Wii U has been unveiled since the handheld title's release in Japan last week, and with it, fans of past iterations in the franchise were left wondering: where are the Ice Climbers?

In his latest bi-weekly Famitsu column, Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai divulged the true reason behind the frosty duo's absence in Smash 4. As many feared, the 3DS' limitations were the deciding factor in the unexpected character omission.

According to Sakurai, the Ice Climbers functioned properly in the Wii U version of the game, but the two hammer-wielding warriors brought forth some issues when on Nintendo's handheld console. Because the Ice Climbers haven't had a new game in their franchise for quite some time now, Sakurai felt they weren't of the highest priority and decided to cut them once the 3DS troubles emerged.

The Ice Climbers weren't the only Super Smash Bros. veterans to be given the boot in the latest installment, as both Wolf and Lucas did not make a return either. We can only hope Sakurai reveals the reason behind their exclusion as well.

Source: Nintendo Enthusiast. Submitted by TheGuardian07, Paradonyx, and an anonymous reader.

Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, and more discounted this week on PlayStation Store

For all you PlayStation gamers looking for something to play this weekend, you're in luck. Starting today, a slew of Capcom fighting games are available at a discounted price over on the North American PlayStation Store.

Games such as Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition, and more can be purchased for up to 75% off. The most expensive game you'll find here costs $9.99, with the majority coming in at around $4.99.

You can find a full breakdown of the Capcom fighters currently on sale, below.

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'Super Smash Bros. 3DS' netcode is leaps and bounds beyond Brawl's' - Maximilian reviews Smash 4's online play using Japanese version

With the Japanese version of Super Smash Bros. 3DS already officially available in Japan, many folks here in the states have gone about picking up the game, (along with Japanese hardware to play it on.)

One man who went this route, and knows a thing or two about online play, is none other than constant content creator, Maximilian. After 10+ hours of game time with Super Smash Bros. 3DS, Max brings to us a video review of the handheld title's netcode.

He starts off by saying that although the new Smash's online connection has its ups and downs, (pun not intended), this new netcode is "leaps and bounds beyond" Super Smash Bros. Brawl's. What the online experience seems to boil down to is, according to Max, your connection.

"It really depends, from what it seems like, on your connection. If you have a stable connection, then it's going to run pretty good," Max explained. Unfortunately, he does mention that it feels like Smash's netcode does not know what to do when it runs into a poor connection.

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Trouble beating Daigo, Sako, PR Balrog, and every other Evil Ryu out there? This quick tutorial on stopping Axe Kick pressure may save your life

Evil Ryu has had a sudden resurgence in popularity since the release of USF4, and the master of the dark hadou is popping up everywhere from ranked matches to being the secondary or tertiary character for many prominent players on the tournament scene today. MCZ|Daigo, EG|PR Balrog, HORI|Sako, and even GG|NYChrisG have been known to play E. Ryu in recent times, and the character can already be tough to beat without these Street Fighter behemoths playing him. So how do you beat Evil Ryu?

Well, Bafael continues to belt out tutorial after tutorial for Ultra Street Fighter 4, and today's feature may prove quite useful to you active tournament/online players out there.

This video provides us with an Axe Kick analysis, explaining the uses of each version of the attack. Being that this special move is often used by Evil Ryu players as a pressure tool, it can prove very helpful to learn which can be punish, which can be interrupted, and how to stop the others.

Check out the video below, and learn how to stop being Axe Kicked to death by Evil Ryu.

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Updated: Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo code contest winner announced

Updated: The winner of the Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo code contest is Stone. We will be sending out the code via DM shortly.

Below is the winning Haiku.

We were spoiled by leaks.
Codes now turning the strong, weak.
If I win, I'll freak.

Honorable mentions include BlightedAgent (DreamKing's personal favorite), C-Bass, and ArkticDark. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Below you will find the original story containing details on the contest.

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Super Smash Bros. 3DS sells over 1 million copies during launch weekend in Japan

Super Smash Bros. 3DS was officially released over in Japan last Friday, and you may not be surprised to hear that the new handheld title is already quite popular.

During its opening weekend, Smash 3DS sold over 1 million copies in the land of the rising sun. This total number takes into account both the digital and physical versions of the game.

Not only that, but Nintendo has stated that 1 million retail copies of Super Smash Bros. 3DS have been shipped out to stores in the region. It looks like the company is already gearing up for another giant wave of upcoming Smash sales.

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Daigo brings the dark hadou against Elena, Poongko's Seth tries to out mix-up Dudley, and Smug fights in a battle of the boxers in these USF4 replays

In this latest set of Ultra Street Fighter 4 replays, MCZ|Daigo is spotted taking his Evil Ryu against the incredibly tricky Elena. Both characters are capable of inflicting some serious damage on one another through their mix-ups, so the fights go quickly.

Equally, or perhaps even more deadly of a fight can be seen between Poonko's Seth and UGP HJM's Dudley. Can Poongko's mind games overcome Dudley's insane damage and stun output?

Finally, we have PIE|Smug take OSV305's Balrog into the ring to see who will take home the fight money and honor.

Check out the videos below to enjoy this latest batch of top-level replays.

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Don't count Cody out yet in Ultra Street Fighter 4 – Latest Olympic Gaming Spotlight features top level-play by PAGEDALE

Olympic Gaming is back with another quality spotlight, this time with talented Cody player Pagedale.

PAGEDALE's Cody is marked by applying constant pressure. Throughout the replays against Not Vinnie and qBair, you'll notice he hardly gives his opponents the chance to breathe.

In one particular match against All in Five, who is the number one ranked Ryu online, the Cody player actually manages to never let off his own attack while simultaneously shutting down every attempt his adversary makes to launch a counter-offensive.

As always, a text interview has been included in the video's description.

Hit the jump to watch PAGEDALE show that Cody still has what it it takes to compete in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

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First Duck Hunt high-level tournament play – Super Smash Bros. 3DS replays featuring Chibo, Nyani, NAKAT, and Nairo

CLASH has uploaded some footage from a recent tournament of Super Smash Bros. 3DS.

The first replay features CT|Chibo (R.O.B.) versus Nyani (Mario). Despite it being early in the life of the game, the matches play out at a fairly high level. Also, for those of us only with the Demo, it might be an excellent idea to take notes and get a head start as Nyani shows off her Mario.

The second has Chibo putting his R.O.B. against RJ's Duck Hunt Dog. It's especially a treat for seeing some of the most recently revealed characters in action. The third video, and the grand finals set, has NAKAT's Megaman and Lil Mac going against Nairo's Zelda.

What ties these tournament videos together extremely well is the commentary. For those of us from the Street Fighter scene looking to figure out the ins and outs of competitive Smash Bros., these replays give some fantastic insight into the latest entry.

Check out the videos below for some excellent commentary and even better Smash play.

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'I never get outplayed, except when I play Mike Ross!' - K-Brad shows his Dhalsim skills in Ultra Excellent Adventures ep. 31, pt. 2

The Cross Counter boys are back with the latest installment of their Ultra Excellent Adventures featuring EG|K-Brad.

Today we witness K-Brad's Dhalsim skills as he goes up against a high-pressure Dan player. The Evil Genius also makes it known in this episode that he never gets outplayed, except when he is matched up against the incomparable Mike "Mike Ross" Ross.

Gootecks and Mike stick with their guns here, playing Yun and Hugo respectively. Ross tries to provide his Excellent Adventures co-host with some match-up advice, but it doesn't go so well...

"Just hit him with the Kazunoko: do some jabs, then randomly Red Focus!"

Ultra Excellent Adventures episode 31, part 2 is only a click away. So what are you waiting for?!

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All taunts and colors for Super Smash Bros. 3DS' starter characters - check out this awesome video compilation

Last week, an assortment of Famitsu scans were released that showed off each color option for the starter characters in Super Smash Bros. 3DS.

If you don't want to sift through the images searching for your favorite character, you're in luck. Souce: IGN has out together a video that features all colors and taunts for every one of Smash Bros. 3DS' character that is available when you initially boot up the game.

Additionally, the compilation grants a look at Little Mac's other 8 color options (he has 16 in total) that weren't featured in last week's image gallery.

You'll find all of the Super Smash Bros. 3DS taunts and colors below.

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Julio's tier rankings for Yun in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Today we have another Ultra Street Fighter 4 tier ranking for you to check out. Using the tiers section right here on EventHubs, MMG|Julio has cast his votes for Yun in the latest iteration in the series.

For those who may be unfamiliar, Julio is an incredibly strong Yun player from Northern California. Just last month, Julio scored second place at the NorCal Fight Club League, placing only below EG|Ricky Ortiz.

Hit the image below to see where Julio feels Yun stacks up against the rest of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 cast. Feel free to let us know in the comments if you agree with this list or not, and why.


Click image for Julio's Yun tier ranking

You can also check out some of our past tier lists from other prominent players below.

Kelvin Jeon's Hugo / BJ Unchained's Cody tier rankings
Veloc1raptor's Gouken tier ranking
Mike Ross' E Honda tier ranking

Be sure to follow Julio over on Twitter.

Sagat starts combo with F+HK on grounded opponent, Seth's Super makes him invincible up close: Unknown, obscure, and ridiculous USF4 shennanigans

Our friend Sarif2soon sent us a new Ultra Street Fighter 4 compilation that gives us a closer look at a myriad of peculiar set-ups and happenings that can be recreated in the game.

In this video, we see that Sagat can begin a combo using his forward heavy kick when he gets a counter hit on Dhalsim during his Yoga Tower. Typically, this attack is used to juggle an airborne opponent.

Additionally, Seth's Super properties are explored, and we learn that the game's final boss has extra invincibility during the animation if the opponent is attacking from point-blank range.

There's quite a bit more to see including Ryu's cross over ground Tatsu, Seth cross ups on Zangief, and more. Hit the jump to check out Sarif's latest USF4 montage.

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How fast is the 3DS version of Smash compared with Melee and Brawl? Check out these side-by-side move comparisons

If you want to know how Smash Bros. on the 3DS stacks up with previous entries in the series in terms of move speed, this clip from ProJared will be right up your alley.

He compares how the animations of Mario, Link and Pikachu's attacks compare with the prior versions.

The clips are all recorded starting on the first frame of the idle animation. Jared notes that some character animations have changed from game to game, and very few are exactly the same.

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