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Wednesday Night Fights 3.9 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Just Frames James, Aris, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.9 results, archive ft. ChrisG, Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Just Frames James, Aris, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Injustice: Gods Among Us will all be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game. Additionally, Mortal Kombat 9 is being played.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #92 results, archive ft. Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #92 results, archive ft. Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, 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.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, if there are enough entrants.

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

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Is NuckleDu the world's best Decapre player right now? Tricky resets, solid frame traps, game-winning overheads - Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlights

EG|K-Brad and Uryo may have been the first Decapre masters to break down the Shadaloo assassin's game plan for the rest of us in their handy quick-start tutorials for learning the character.

But when it comes to the title of "best Decapre player in the world", at the moment NuckleDu -- who is no longer with Black Triangles as the sponsorship agreement was not a long-term deal -- may very well take the crown. Even over EG|K-Brad and Uryo.

Or at least, that's the vibe I got when I watched The Beast's NuckleDu Decapre highlights compilation video, in which the California-based player pulls off solid frame trap after another, tricky Scramble mix-ups, game-winning overheads, and even a perfect round on Smug.

Regardless if NuckleDu is indeed the best Decapre in the world or not, watching him play has made me want to pick up the character again, that's for sure.

While a lot of us may not have been initially happy to learn that the Cammy clone is the 5th new character in Ultra Street Fighter 4, after seeing all of NuckleDu's tricks with the character, I'm really glad that Capcom put her in now.

See if you agree.

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Capcom Cup 2014 VIP tickets now on sale; grab yours now before all 300 of them are gone

Although the historic Warfield Theatre in downtown San Francisco -- the venue for this year's Capcom Cup -- can officially accommodate up to 2,300 attendees, not every single one of those seats is going to give you the best possible view of all the action on-stage.

But about 300 of them will.

Back when the venue and programme details for Capcom Cup 2014 was announced last week, Capcom also announced that there would be 300 VIP tickets for fans who'd like to be sitting as close to the players and special guests as possible. VIP tickets will also come with a swag bag, as well as guarantee entry to an official after party at the Folsom Street Foundry -- where you'll get to mingle with the pros, and maybe even Capcom's very own Yoshinori Ono or Peter "Combofiend" Rosas.

If you're planning on attending Capcom Cup 2014 in person, there's no mistaking it: having a VIP ticket is going to give you the best experience, so you might want to grab yours before all 300 of them are sold out.

And the clock starts ticking now: Capcom Cup 2014's ticketing page is now up!

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Daigo vs. Poongko: The Beast gets his runback against The Machine 3 years later on the latest episode of AngryTV

On the most recent episode of Poongko's AngryTV live stream, Poongko The Machine runs into an old rival online on Xbox Live -- the man that he very famously defeated 3 years ago at EVO 2011. MCZ|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara.

It's been a while since the two have played one another, however, and things have changed quite a bit. For one, MCZ|Daigo is no longer playing Yun. He's not even playing Ryu anymore. He has awakened to the ways of the Dark Hadou.

Poongko plays a number of pocket characters. But in this match, he's chosen to reprise his main character during EVO 2011, Seth, possibly to see how things will differ now that the game being played is Ultra Street Fighter 4. It's certainly an interesting choice, considering that the character has been widely considered to be weaker in this version.

Who will prevail in this runback? Find out in the match video embedded below this spoiler-free description.

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Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- (PS3, PS4) launches in North America on December 16 - Download the demo, check out this English trailer

The wait for Arc System Works and Aksys Games's next-gen fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- is almost over. Today on the official PlayStation blog, Director of Production at Aksys Games Frank “Bo” deWindt II announced that GGXrd -Sign- will be released on North American shores on December 16, 2014.

That's a mere 12 days away from the Japanese and Asian release date on December 4. That is, I believe, the closest, any Arc System Works fighting game has ever gotten to a simultaneous release, up from the one month wait period between the Japanese/Asian and North American release dates for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Edit: If you're looking to pick up a new PS3/PS4 fight stick alongside your purchase of the game, Mad Catz's Mark "Markman" Julio has said that you can expect the Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- themed TE2 stick (pictured in image 6 of the gallery below) to launch at around the same time as well. The stick is compatible for both the PS3 and PS4 consoles.

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If you can't wait to get your hands on the game, a demo for Guilty Gear Xrd where you can play as either Sol Badguy or Ky Kiske is currently available on the Japanese PS4 PlayStation Store. You will, however, need to be a Japanese PlayStation Plus member to access it (it is possible to apply for a free trial), and the demo is playable only until October 29.

Before you go on your PS4 though, first check out the official North American launch trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- below.

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Sexy Princess Peach, Shao Kahn mask, 'Adult Brown Gorilla w/ Tie' and more - these fighting game Halloween costumes are terribly awesome

Halloween time is upon us, and we here at EventHubs thought we'd share some of the most...interesting fighting game related costumes we could find for you all today.

While some of these are actually quite good, there are a number of outfits that are peculiar. In this assortment of costumes you'll find sexy Princess Peach, a pretty wicked Shao Kahn mask, Mileena, Chun-Li, and much more.

Unfortunately, you'll also see "Adult Brown Gorilla w/ Tie" and "Adult Yellow Dinosaur w/ Green Shell." We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.

Check out a handful of the images below, and be sure to hit the jump for even more Halloween costume goodness.

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Cross Counter hits over 100,000 subscribers - Mike Ross and Gootecks confirm fLoE as next Excellent Adventures guest?

The good folks over at Cross Counter have released a video to commemorate their latest achievement: reaching over 100,000 subscribers on YouTube. Anyone who operates their own channel knows that hitting the 100k milestone is quite the big deal, and these guys definitely deserve it.

Gootecks and Mike Ross recorded a special message to thank all of the fans and subs that supported them along the way.

Towards the end of the video, Gootecks and Mike thank all of the guests they've had on their shows, and mention that they just had fLoE visit the Cross Counter studios. For those who aren't aware, each series of Excellent Adventures episodes is recorded well before they go on sale/get uploaded on to YouTube.

Looks like we may be seeing fLoE guest star in the upcoming installment.

Be sure to check out Gootecks and Mike Ross' thank you video after the jump, and please feel free to congratulate everyone at Cross Counter for reaching the 100k milestone.

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Sakurai hints new 'Master' and 'Crazy' modes for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Nintendo may put the power in your hands

Earlier today, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai used his latest Pic of the Day to hint at a couple of new modes set to make an appearance in the Wii U version of the game.

In the screenshot we see two "Solo" options that read "Master" and "Crazy" with the words following blurred out. From the looks of it, Nintendo may be giving fans the opportunity to play as the Smash Bros. series' bosses: Master Hand and Crazy Hand.

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The 3DS version of the new Super Smash Bros. has its own exclusive mode in Smash Run -- a quick adventure that allows players to explore a stage for 5 minutes, acquire power ups, then use the enhancers in battle.

Considering that the handheld port received its own game mode, there's a fairly high chance that the Wii U version will be given the same treatment. Is this what Sakurai is hinting at today? Only time will tell.

Super Smash Bros. Wii U is set to be released next month on November 21st.

Source: MiiVerse. Via IGN.

Xian counter-picks Snake Eyez with Sagat, NuckleDu eliminates Pepeday, and more - USF4 replays from TFC 2014

This year's installment of The Fall Classic has come and gone, and if you're not currently subscribed to Capcom Fighters' Twitch channel, then chances are you haven't been able to go back and relive the top 16 action from the event's Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament.

Luckily, Capcom has already uploaded the winners, losers, and grand finals set on to YouTube for your viewing pleasure. Not only that, but you'll find even more top-level bouts from the USF4 top 16.

In the grand finals set, RZR|Xian found that his trademark Gen wasn't working against Snake Eyez' Zangief. In an attempt to even the odds, the EVO 2013 champion switched up his character choice, counter-picking with Sagat. Additionally, you'll find the match in which NuckleDu's Decapre finally stopped the high-speed freight train that is /r/Kappa|Pepeday.

You can catch all of the action below.

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Sheik has a chain-grab in Super Smash Bros. 3DS; here's how to perform it [Video]

Looks like we jumped the gun a little bit when we broke the story about there being no chain grabs in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

As it turns out, despite Super Smash Bros. 3DS director Masahiro Sakurai's best efforts to make chain grabs a thing of the past, it's simply not humanly possible to test every single permutation of character moves to weed out any potential combinations that could skirt around the "1 second no re-grab" rule.

Some of you warned us that this might happen. But we didn't listen. I didn't listen.

And now, I shall have no choice but to eat my words, as I show you to this tutorial video from Deku Tree (with credit to Smash Boards user "Jackson" for discovering the chain grab) that demonstrates how the Sheik chain grab in Smash 4 can be performed -- along with why it works.

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Why is Dhalsim 'getting nerfed' and Yun 'getting buffed' in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03? Bafael's latest video demonstrates why

I'll be completely honest here.

As I was going through the list of bugs that would be fixed in Ultra Street Fighter 4 patch v1.03 and saw that Dhalsim's back+MK would now cause crouching opponents to get "properly pushed back on hit", my kneejerk reaction to it was that I could not believe that they were going to nerf Sim further.

Why were they doing this to a character like Sim? What did good ol' brother Sim ever do to deserve this? On the other hand, Yun's command throw during his Genei-Jin super is getting buffed? The struggle is indeed real.

It was a sentiment that at least some of you also shared, judging from the comments section of our previous story on the patch's fix list.

I could not understand why this was happening -- until I saw this video put together by Bafael.

The pushback on Dhalsim's back+MK had to be fixed. This is undeniably a bug, and not so much a balance tweak.

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Video: Super Smash Bros. 3DS start-up times cut by half on the New 3DS portables, C-stick allows for charged Smash attacks, back aerial moves

We've known for a while the the CPU on the New Nintendo 3DS and its XL cousin (or "LL" in Japan) is quite a bit faster than the existing model. That extra processing power in the New 3DS is the chief reason why its C-stick feature is supported in Super Smash Bros. 3DS, whereas the Circular Pad Pro attachment for the older 3DS models is not.

But just exactly how much faster is the New 3DS's CPU? How much of a difference will it make in actual usage scenarios? Those are the questions 4Gamer have looked into, by comparing the loading times of three items on the newer and older portables: time it takes for the system to power on, time it takes for a game (Super Smash Bros. 3DS, in this case) to boot up, and how long it takes for the different 3DS consoles to download Super Smash Bros. 3DS's latest patch.

The results turned out to be a lot more significant than you'd imagine -- across the board, the speeds are pretty much cut by half.

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Unkn0wn dodges bullets and Sphere Flame to land an incredible command throw - UMvC3 top 16 highlight from TFC

The Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 top 16 at The Fall Classic was riddled with hype matches, and we want to shine the spotlight on to one particular bout -- CTRL|Unkn0wn vs. MTYMOB|Green Ace.

This high-octane match was neck and neck, with both players trading wins. Shortly after the final game of the set began, Green Ace found himself down one character.

With his anchor forced on to the field, Ace attempted to bring in his Dr. Doom safely by way of DHC. Or so he thought...

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Unkn0wn dodged the first bullets of Dante's Million Dollars Hyper, teleported down to the ground, then dashed up to the now on-point Dr. Doom, scoring a command throw to avoid the oncoming Sphere Flame. Having such a strong presence of mind to react with the correct counter, especially in a tournament setting, is truly impressive.

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Killer Instinct season 1 and original arcade soundtrack double album now on sale, season 2 available earlier than intended

This has been a big week for Killer Instinct fans so far. With season 2 being officially released tomorrow, players can expect quite a bit of fresh content coming their way.

Firstly, we are happy to report that the long awaited KI soundtrack is finally available for purchase. Not only will you get 10 killer tracks from the game's composer, Mick Gordon, but you'll also received the original Killer Instinct arcade OST along with it.

You can download the epic double album over on Amazon for $11.49 USD, and also on iTunes for $12.99.

Additionally, some folks (including myself) have already gotten their hands on Killer Instinct season 2, even though it is set to hit consoles tomorrow, October 15th. While some reports say that the game is openly available on the Xbox Live Marketplace, most cases involved a series of steps that will allow you to download the add-on early.

Hit the jump to find out how.

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