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Evil Ryu can kara cancel his ultra 2 in Ultra Street Fighter 4 - fully punishes El Fuerte's EX Quesadilla Bomb, Guile's Flash Kick, and much more

Ryu Apprentice has done it yet again.

Bringing us some stellar new tech, today we have a kara Ultra 2 for Evil Ryu in Ultra Street Fighter 4. Kara canceling this ultra with light axe kick will give you extended range on the comeback attack, allowing for full punishes that wouldn't be possible using its non-kara counterpart.

The input is as follows:

Quarter-circle forward, half-circle forward + light kick - kicks(x3)

Ryu Apprentice notes that if you do not have a button set that activates all three kicks, you can simply plink the light kick with medium and heavy kick.

Correctly performing this input will grant Evil Ryu with enough range to fully punish certain moves on block such as El Fuerte's EX Quesadilla Bomb, T. Hawk's EX Condor Dive, Guile's Flash Kick and more.

You can check out Evil Ryu's kara ultra 2 below.

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Tekken X Street Fighter - Harada wants to mix 2D fighting's jumping offense with traditional 3D style, according to these interviews from 2011-2013

Earlier today, the folks over at Bas Gros Poing sent us a very interesting video that divulges details on the mysterious Tekken X Street Fighter -- Namco Bandai's upcoming 3D style crossover title.

This information comes to us in the form of interview clips featuring Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada and game designer Michael Murray that were shot in 2011, 2012, and 2013. The footage compiled here may have slipped through the cracks for a lot of us, as each of the original interviews were only ever posted over on Bas Gros Poing's French gaming site.

It's very interesting to see the progression of ideas here. Back in 2011, Harada explains that the development team was trying to figure out the proper way to implement fireballs into the 3D setting.

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'I don't mind playing top tier, but don't like them in UMvC3' - Justin Wong talks EVO win, top 5 characters, and more in EventHubs exclusive interview

EVO 2014 has wrapped up, and finally, the crowd favourite EG|Justin Wong has won 1st place in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

While Justin has taken several tournaments in the game with his signature team of Wolverine, Storm and Akuma, that EVO title has always been just out of reach for the veteran fighting game master.

We caught up with Justin in the wake of EVO 2014, and asked him a few questions about what it feels like to be the champ. Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: Last year, you did an amazing run through top 8 of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but fell short in the end against RG|Flocker, who took home the gold. Since then, people have been very vocal about you bringing the hype to Marvel, so all eyes were definitely on you this year, even moreso given your prestigious history with the game's predecessor. How does it feel playing on the big stage, knowing that you have so many people out there rooting specifically for you?

EG|Justin Wong: It felt really good, just because making it back on the stage for top 8 of a Marvel vs. Capcom game gave me hope, and hope for everyone else. I wanted to win really bad, and I didn't want to let people down again.

You can find the rest of Justin's answers below.

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The Runback off-season episode 1 results, archive featuring Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct

The Runback off-season episode 1 results, archive featuring Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Level|Up is back again and is keeping the fighting game action coming with The Runback off-season episode 1. Unlike previous broadcasts, this event will not be taking place at Super Arcade in Walnut, California.

The games being played tonight include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

You can follow along with the action on Level|Up's Challonge website.

If you missed them, last week's results are available here

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Luffy: Ryan Hart knows the Rose-Sagat match-up much better than Bonchan does - 4Gamer interviews the EVO 2014 Ultra Street Fighter 4 champ

Like they did with Qanba|Xiao Hai after he won EVO 2014 for King of Fighters 13, 4Gamer caught up with MD|Luffy for a short interview after he accomplished the same feat for Ultra Street Fighter 4.

In this interview -- the first with MD|Luffy after he won EVO, I believe -- the Rose player from France speaks about the tactics he used during his match against RG|Snake Eyez, as well as why he had absolutely no difficulty in his matches against Bonchan and RZR|Fuudo.

He also explains his reasons for choosing to play on a PS1 pad, which has no analog sticks on it whatsoever -- something that has intrigued the mainstream gaming press at large since the moment MD|Luffy was crowned champion.

All that and more in our full translation of 4Gamer's interview with MD|Luffy below.

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Which were your favorite EVO moments this year? - Maximilian's top 5 hype moments at EVO 2014

This year's EVO was undoubtedly one of the craziest yet. From crowd favorites and former champions getting eliminated early in Ultra Street Fighter 4, to the insane comebacks, and real men shedding manly tears, it's been one helluva ride for anyone who's a fan of fighting games.

But which EVO moments were your favorite this year? Which moments brought in the most hype? Which ones made time stop, overloaded your senses, or otherwise made you yell a cheer or jeer out loud as you watched the tournament happen, through the streams, from the comforts of wherever you were at?

Maximilian has made a video recapping his top five hype moments for EVO 2014, across all of the games featured.

Regardless if you were a stream monster who caught all the action over the entire EVO weekend, or if you only tuned in to the streams to watch the parts of the tournament you cared about, it's worth taking a bit of time to list your favorite moments over EVO weekend, and see how your list compares with Maximilian's.

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This is true music we're making - Big Band plays Bugler's Holiday, other songs with his trumpet in Skullgirls Encore

Skullgirls is a fighting game known for some of the most soulful BGMs in the genre's history, no doubt thanks to its excellent composing credits which include Michiru Yamane of Castlevania and other Konami game music's fame.

But did you know that, with the addition of Big Band to the game's roster, developer Lab Zero Games has effectively given players a means to play entire songs in the middle of a match (or, more likely, training mode) through by having the character pull out his trumpet with medium punch, and then hitting the right buttons at the right time?

The process is incredibly difficult if you were to try and do it organically (i.e. without tool-assistance). But if you were to write down the inputs and do it as a tool-assisted video, the results can be quite impressive -- such as the efforts of Japanese Skullgirls player KST, which you can listen to below.

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First-time champions, roaring crowds, and tears of joy - a closer look at EVO 2014's two most emotional victories

EVO 2014 was undoubtedly one of the most emotional events of the year, and quite possibly, ever. We witnessed numerous public displays of emotion as players expressed their anger, exultation, and even sorrow due to the outcomes of their matches.

Two of the most memorable EVO moments were birthed from the conclusion of the Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma and Killer Instinct tournaments, as the grand champions of each game, Garireo and RM|CD Jr. respectively, openly expressed their elation with literal tears of joy.

Many of the viewers in attendance and watching from the comfort of home reacted to these incredible victories with applause. Others, those who may not have truly grasped the amount of dedication and time these players put in to achieve their goal, responded with mockery.

Vince Ingenito, IGN's resident fighting game expert, was in attendance that day and experienced the passion first-hand. He has since put together an excellent piece that analyzes the reasons behind these champions' initial reactions to victory.

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PC Mod: Vanilla Sagat now soft-serve in Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

Modder JoeBushido has shown a creative new way to view the dreaded Vanilla Sagat. While this PC mod was developed for Arcade Edition v2012, it will make for a fresh take on the classic fighter when Ultra Street Fighter 4 and edition select drop onto PC August 8th.

Below are some images to get you started in a variety of flavors, such as neapolitan, mint, and strawberry. Hit the jump to see video of the Muay Thai master fighting it out in vanilla and chocolate.


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Sako's Elena comeback on Marq Teddy's Guy, Gamerbee battles Momochi - more USF4 EVO 2014 replays ft. Xian, Mago, FChamp, and others

Capcom Fighters continues to upload incredibly hype Ultra Street Fighter 4 matches from EVO 2014.

Much like yesterday's batch, today we have a laundry list of all-star competitors. First up, you'll find the immensely hype, edge of your seat match between HORI|Sako's Elena and NGL|Marq Teddy's Guy. If you haven't seen or heard anything about this bout yet, you're in for a treat.

Additionally, we have other top-notch fighters here such as EG|Momochi, AvM|Gamerbee, RG|Filipino Champ, RZR|Xian, MCZ|Mago, NGL|Chris, EMP|Nuckledu, and SteamCo|Sanford Kelly.

You can catch all of the action below.

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Wednesday Night Fights off-season episode 1 results, archive featuring Snake Eyez, ChrisG, Veloc1raptor, Smug, Chris King, and more

Wednesday Night Fights off-season episode 1 results, archive featuring Snake Eyez, ChrisG, Veloc1raptor, Smug, Chris King, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's the first Wednesday night after EVO, and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Although they won't be streaming from Super Arcade in Walnut, California, tonight Wednesday Night Fights returns with episode 1 of their off-season.

We can expect some excellent Ultra Street Fighter 4 action tonight, as PIE|Smug, RG|Snake Eyez, GG|NYChrisG, Veloc1raptor, WL|Chris King, and more are set to compete.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can view last week's winners in our previous story.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #79 results, archive ft. Poem, Hiro, Spabrog, Shine, Solid, Tinshi, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #79 results, archive ft. Poem, Hiro, Spabrog, Shine, Solid, Tinshi, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

PIE|Poem, EMP|Hiro, BIFU|Spabrog, Tinshi, Shine, WA|Solid, Mike Klitschko, and more are in attendance tonight to compete in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

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Akuma can activate his F+MP overhead while airborne, can also use Focus Attack right before landing from a jump - Ultra Street Fighter 4

StreamFighters uploaded a video this morning that shows off some interesting techniques Akuma can perform in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

First off, the video shows us that Akuma can begin his Focus Attack while still airborne. Right before he lands, if a player hits light kick and then FA immediately after the normal, Akuma will begin his Focus in the air.

A few other characters have had this ability in previous versions of the title, and we get see an example of how it can be used in this footage as Akuma absorbs Dhalsim's fireball.

What's even more interesting is that the same idea can be applied to Akuma's forward + medium punch overhead command normal. When done correctly, Gouki begins his overhead while still in the air.

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Lucina was originally conceived as Marth's alt costume, Robin's limited-use moves regenerate over time in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Since we posted our translations of Robin's move list -- including details on which moves can only be used for a finite number of times -- in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS from this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, some of you readers have expressed your concern for the character potentially being too weak once Robin can't use Elwind (up+B) anymore.

The 4-page spread in Famitsu magazine on Smash did not mention if Robin's limited-use moves would regenerate over time, and many of us (including myself) presumed that they would not; not unless Robin fell off the stage and respawned anyway.

But as it turns out, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS director Masahiro Sakurai did actually mention that Robin's limited-use moves would regnerate over time, in the same issue of Famitsu; it was mentioned in a column he wrote for the magazine, separate from the 4-page spread.

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Tokido goes up against USA's Snake Eyes, Europe's Luffy - EVO 2014 off-stream Ultra Street Fighter 4 footage

Did MCZ|Tokido even play on stream at all during EVO 2014 for Ultra Street Fighter 4? Does anyone remember seeing Tokido flex his murderface muscles as he gets ready to play USF4 on the official streams?

The Tokyo U grad pro gamer saw a lot of on-stream action at the King of Fighters 13 EVO 2014 finals, but unfortunately all of his best matches for Ultra Street Fighter 4 appears to have been played off-stream.

Today we bring you two of Tokido's notable USF4 matches from EVO 2014. One of it is against "the beautiful player", USA's RG|Snake Eyes, while the other sees the Japanese Akuma player take on this year's EVO champion, Europe's Luffy.

These international matches are the very essence of what EVO's all about. Check out the videos below.

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