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Long Island Joe's one-handed Sagat makes Gootecks feel a bit... inferior; check out episode 78 of The Excellent Adventures, 'MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE!'

The adventurous duo is back with their guest from the East coast, Long Island Joe.

In this episode, Joe shows us what he's been practicing on in his free time: developing a one-handed Sagat. Joe's surprisingly strong one-handed play makes our heroes feel a bit demoralized as they question if their game play is worth anything at all anymore.

Joe gets his however, when their nemesis for the episode, "bone oar," sends a fairly hilarious dis comment. Gootecks, Joe and Mike also each give a brief two cents on who they hope, or don't hope, to see in Street Fighter 5.

Hit the jump to see "MASTER OF THE UNIVERSE!"

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Could Capcom be developing an anti-leak approach for the Street Fighter 5 roster? BornFree speculates roster development for SF5

FGC figurine collector, YouTuber and gamer, BornFree is back to share with us his latest thoughts on Street Fighter 5. In a recent video, he offers his thoughts on the SF5 roster.

Specifically, he details who he thinks will be on the roster, how many characters it will be comprised of and Capcom's approach to releasing said characters. His speculation is that they are actually developing 32 characters for the game's release, not just 16.

This would give developers some power to combat any leaks during the initial reveal process. If they have a pool of 32 characters to choose from, then they can easily swap around who they include in the initial 16 should any or all of them be discovered prematurely.

Hit the jump below to see his full speculations and reasonings.

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'I expected a difficult match against Momochi, since he had both skill and luck on his side' - Infiltration recounts his EVO experience in comic form

What's better than reading an EVO interview with Infiltration? How about reading that interview in a comic format? This creative approach is the handy work of an artist by the name of Kenarious.

In this interview, Infiltration discusses the origins of his gaming career, his approach to fighting games in general, his EVO 2015 opponents and more.

From the frustrating match against AVM|Gamerbee, to the incredibly close set against EG|Momochi, Kenarious documents each portion with illustrations, thus bringing a welcomed twist to the traditional interview.

We've collected a good portion of the interview for you to see here. Click the jump below to get started.

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GamingSins exposes a TON of inconsistencies, cheesy sequences and other hilarious mistakes in the Mortal Kombat X story line

Insanely cool and powerful characters taking on other equally cool and powerful characters in a death match? That's great. Said characters getting beat down by inexperienced newbie characters just for the sake of making a less-than-perfectly-thought-out story line work? Sinful.

GamingSins has gone through the Mortal Kombat X story and nitpicked just about each and every example of lazy writing, mismatched fights and unexplained happenings.

Mortal Kombat X is one of the most entertaining and successful games of the year, and we're not debating its status as such in the least. Still, it's pretty fun to sit back and play the role of the nit picky critic sometimes.

You'll see the video after the jump below, and just as a warning, the language and gore are a little bit NSFW at times.

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Pokken Tournament invitational archive ft. Justin Wong, HugS, NYC Fab, Tasty Steve, Rip, Spooky, and more

With the Pokemon world championships taking place over the course of the weekend, a Pokken Tournament invitational tournament happened last Friday as a surprise, along with the announcement of a Wii U release.

This tournament features players from both the fighting game community, and the pokemon community, with players such as EG|Justin Wong, Se Juan Park, TS|Spooky, HugS, Rip, AS|Tasty Steve, NYC Fab, and more in a traditional double elimination bracket.

Besides showing off a game many haven't gotten their hands on yet with some close, flashy matches, the entire tournament is commentated by none other than D'Ron "D1" Maingrette and Mark "MarkMan" Julio.

Check it out after the jump.

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More of Street Fighter 5's background music surfaces - Entice your ears with the stage themes for London and China

Though we already know that Street Fighter 5's background music is no joke, it would seem that two more of the game's tracks as they currently stand have surfaced.

XusesGB has taken the liberty of ripping the stage themes for the London and China stages directly from the beta, and posting them for our listening pleasure.

These tracks keep up the consistent audio quality of the rest of the soundtrack, and are welcome additions to the musical repertoire of Street Fighter 5.

Hit the jump to check them out.

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Six sonic booms in one combo, a combo using all of his specials, and more - Nash brings the style in this Street Fighter 5 combo video

It seems Nash is becoming the poster child for stylish combo potential in Street Fighter 5. SitverGold brings us a Nash combo video trying to think outside the box, with many interesting options and strings.

The combos are done on both a training dummy, and occasionally a live opponent, with lots of unique combos we haven't seen before, like having six sonic booms in a single combo.

This combo video does a good job of stretching what we know about how combos can work for Nash, even combos utilizing his V-Trigger, and how it works in the corner.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Alex Valle reveals his biggest concern about Street Fighter 5

As far as the competitive fighting game scene is concerned, they don't get much more veteran and knowledgeable than LU|Alex Valle.

With a nickname like "Mr. Street Fighter," you can bet your bottom dollar that most of what Valle has to say is worth its weight when it comes to fighting games, and he's got a big concern for newcomers in Street Fighter 5.

Just yesterday, Valle tweeted out the following: This is a pretty broad statement at first glance, and could be alluding to multiple meanings. Luckily, the head of Level Up continues on to specify exactly what he means. Hit the jump for more.

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Misse's unrelenting Makoto, Tonpy's unblockable Viper and StormKubo's unbelievable comebacks make up our top seven Taiwan Fighter Major hype moments

Taiwan Fighter Major has concluded, and we have collected some of our favorite moments from the tournament to share with you. Though there was top notch play throughout, we nabbed seven moments that impressed us the most.

Storm Doesn't Care

In our first highlight, we see StormKubo's Hugo up against RZR|Itabashi's Zangief. Taken down to just a pixel of health, the audience is surprised when Itabashi's Spinning Pile Driver doesn't score the KO.

Kubo however, doesn't miss a beat as he stands up and runs through Itabashi, as though he were the one on offense the whole time.


Click images for animated versions

Hit the jump for more, including Misse's unstoppable Makoto, Tonpy's flashy Viper and an even greater comeback from StormKubo.

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What to expect from the PlayStation 4 port of Ultra Street Fighter 4

There was a bit of a delay from initial intentions, but Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be living the rest of its Pro Tour life on the PlayStation 4. As the PS4 is now the new standard, many players have begun the transition to the next generation platform.

Others haven't had a chance to dive in yet, and so we've taken some time with the game on PlayStation 4 to jot down any notable differences, good and bad, from the previous iterations.

The first note, which we're excited to be able to make, is that overall, the game looks and runs more smoothly than before. It was built for the previous gen consoles, and so we're not expecting lifelike graphics, but edges do look a little smoother this time around.

Offline play runs just as good, if not better than before. We hit all of our links pretty consistently, so this port should be viable for tournaments moving forward. Having said that, there are certainly still some hiccups in the less integral parts of game play. Hit the jump to read on.

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Ed Boon's recent tweets pique our interest as he makes nods toward Terminator, Alien and Bo' Rai Cho in Mortal Kombat X

With the slew of cryptic tweets in the past week or so, Ed Boon has Mortal Kombat X fans on edge as we wait and hope for new content.

A few more tweets in recent days have had fans inching ever closer to the edge of their seats in anticipation for a second Kombat Pack. Perhaps the strongest of these references comes from the tweet below: Apparently Nether Realm Studios has had thoughts, at some capacity, about including the Terminator. This isn't where it stops though, hit the jump to see the tweets regarding the two other possible future fighters.

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The Mad Catz Twitch team officially partners with Maximilian

As one of the most heavily-followed video content creators, Maximilian has become a household name in the FGC over recent years. Max won a Cannon award at this year's EVO for his continued contributions that serve to both inform and entertain the community.

Just yesterday, Mad Catz announced via Twitter, that their Twitch team is now partnering with Max: MCZ|Maximilian, though we're almost certain to be calling him "Mad Max" from now on, will be featured on the Mad Catz Twitch stream with other popular streamers from various game genres.

Please join us in congratulating Max on yet another well-deserved achievement for his contributions to the FGC.

Street Fighter 5 Cammy combo video shows a ton of flexibility, kara grab options - JoshGG shows we've only scratched the surface of what SF5 offers

As more people get hands on time with Street Fighter 5, we see more and more knowledge and tech become available through all sorts of players, and today is no exception. JoshGG gives us two videos, one being a Cammy combo video, and the other being a kara grab tutorial that shows quite a bit of what the killer bee has to offer.

The combo video is incredibly comprehensive, exploring many combos out of various regular and command normals, crush counter combos, and V-Trigger combos, showing us how flexible Cammy's combo game is.

The next video is a kara grab tutorial, displaying three different kara grabs Cammy can utilize. Most intriguing about it, however, is that one of them uses a normal that normally moves her backwards, but ends up being the most effective kara grab tool.

Hit the jump to check out these videos.

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Perfect Legend takes us back to school with his comprehensive Mortal Kombat X tutorials - He covers mixups, footsies, frame data, and more

For anyone new to Mortal Kombat, it can certainly be a daunting game to get into, even if you have experience in other fighters. Thankfully, RZR|Perfect Legend has begun posting tutorial videos centered around Mortal Kombat X.

These in-depth tutorials cover all sorts of topics, including the neutral game, safe and unsafe attacks, how to properly implement footsies, and more. They're an excellent learning tool for anyone new to MKX, and anyone new to fighting games in general looking to beef up their knowledge.

Currently there are four videos available to learn with, with more potentially on the way. They are comprehensive tools that teach and effectively demonstrate different fighting game topics, and make for a great watch.

Hit the jump to check them out.

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Ogawa, Kazunoko, Nage, Sako, Daigo, FAB, Dogura and more battle it out in Guilty Gear Xrd - Toshin-Gekitotsu team exhibition archive is available

The Toshin-Gekitotsu team exhibition event is a Guilty Gear Xrd event that's been in coordination for quite a while, with one team representing the brightest of Guilty Gear, and the other representing players of other fighting games. The event took place this morning, and an archive video has finally been made available.

This event features excellent Guilty Gear gameplay, with plenty of hair raising moments and clutch matches, as well as a perfect or two. There's plenty of excitement, and the "others" team represents themselves well in the face of Guilty Gear veterans.

Of course, it may help that they actually had a veteran of their own, with MCZ|Daigo Umehara making a great showing, harking back to his days of mastery in Guilty Gear. Ogawa and MCZ|Daigo Umehara have quite the thrilling set, in particular.

Hit the jump to check out 4 hours of Guilty Gear goodness.

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