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Kane BlueRiver's Hulk has smashes, HoneyBee's D'Vorah has... bees and Team EG has it out for each other in these Toryuken 4 highlights

Toronto's 4th Toryuken has officially ended, but we're reliving some of the more intense moment's from this weekend's tournament in our highlight recap. We've grabbed a few moments from Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X and, of course, Ultra Street Fighter 4.

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Our first highlight comes from the Winners Finals match between EG|Justin Wong and BE|Kane BlueRiver. Match one, round one, right out of the gate KBR's Hulk sets the pace by smacking Justin's Akuma assist with a KO in the first 4 seconds of the round.

Unfortunately for KBR, he would later find himself having to play in the losers bracket against CTRL|RayRay. In a dire situation with only Haggar left to try to take on RayRay's Magneto-led team, KBR makes an amazing play. Surrounded by the chaos of assist missiles, drones, lasers and Magneto, Kane BlueRiver spots an opportune time to simply go for a level 3 super. Situation dealt with.


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Toryuken 4 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, RayRay, K-Brad, KDZ, KaneBlueRiver, Noel Brown, REO, Pimpimjim & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: This weekend, Toronto will be ablaze with action as Toryuken 4 is taking place.

The tournament will feature tournaments in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

At the event, you can expect to see Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, CTRL|RayRay, EG|K-Brad, EMP|KDZ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, UVG|Noel Brown, REO, GGA|Pimpimjim and more. Streaming duties will be handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Dragon Ball Z meets Smash; Super Smash Bros. Z might be the coolest Smash mod ever...

A Japanese modding team has gone and made an incredible new mod for Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Super Smash Bros. Z is a legitimate imagining of Dragon Ball Z fighters in the realm of Smash Bros.

No, it's not a mod that simply makes Falco look like Goku or Ganondorf look like Broly. Super Smash Bros. Z features Z-Fighters with actual move sets from the DBZ universe, including final Smash attacks.

The game looks really well done and fun to play. It wouldn't be absurd to see it catch on and become its own entity, much like Project M.

Check out a few of the characters featured below:

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Want to see them in action? Click the jump for the video!

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Vega's Bloody High Claw simply cancels itself? Yet another glitch found for Vega in Ultra Street Fighter 4

It's not the first time we've seen odd happenings with Street Fighter's most vain character. From a pass through glitch that makes routine combos whiff, to his freeze glitch that leaves his opponent stuck in mid-air, Vega is no stranger to bugs in Street Fighter 4.

Today, we find yet another unintended handicap for Claw, as his Bloody High Claw Ultra can seemingly cancel itself mid animation if conditions are right.

If an opponent knocks Vega down and performs a late cross up normal, it's possible for Vega to wake up with a non-reversal Ultra 1 and have it suddenly cancel, leaving him on the other side of the screen.

Hopefully, these glitches will be addressed in future updates to Ultra Street Fighter 4, but for the time being, Vega players be careful! Hit the jump to see the video.

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Dudley's Rose Throw KOs an opponent and scores the Perfect: Smug battles Tsuna, Taku, and other Japanese players using Tokido's account

While PIE|Smug was in Japan to compete in the Topanga World League 2, he managed to get a number of online Ultra Street Fighter 4 games in using MCZ|Tokido's account. Thanks to the Murder Face himself, a handful of these matches are now available on YogaFlame24's channel.

In this quick compilation, Smug faces off against Japanese players such as Tsuna (Juri), Taku (Guy), and more.

During his match with Taku, Smug does the unthinkable... Not only does he score a Perfect in the first round, but the finishing blow comes from Dudley's Rose Throw taunt. The rose actually KOs the opponent. Don't believe me? Check out the GIF below.


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There's much more to see here, including more Perfects, big-damage combos, deadly high/low mix ups, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the match replays.

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Mike's hype Ryu Super attempt, Gootecks gets DP practice, and more: Excellent Adventures ep. 64 - TASTE OF THE H!

The boys are back once again with another installment of Excellent Adventures featuring Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Gootecks and Mike Ross continue their reign of terror online as Ryu and his evil counterpart. During the last episode, the guys scored quite a few victories, but can they continue their streak?

You'll have to watch to find out, and be sure to look out for Mike's hype Super attempt and the opponent they just won't stop jumping for Gootecks.

Hit the jump to check out episode 64 of The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross.

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Ermac can drain an infinite amount of meter from the opponent in Mortal Kombat X

Welp, it wasn't long until someone discovered what appears to be another meter glitch involving Ermac in Mortal Kombat X.

Last month, Ermac had the ability to gain one stock of meter using only one attack in his Spectral Variation. Now, Ermac can infinitely drain an opponent's meter at the expense of one of his own stocks of meter in the Master of Souls Variation.

After hitting the opponent with a Soul Ball, then an EX Soul Ball, the opponent's meter will begin to drain at a steady rate. The meter will continue to drain until Ermac lands another hit on his foe.

This could potentially be abused in actual matches, as Ermac players could simply block and/or run away until the opponent's meter is completely gone. We hope to see a patch for this soon.

Check out the video showing off this strange phenomenon.

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Jason Voorhees is slashing prices left and right; play as the horror icon for free in Mortal Kombat X from now until Monday

For those of you who are a tad on the unsure side of things when it comes to playing with Mortal Kombat X's newest downloadable character, this weekend is your chance at a free test run.

Tournament players have likely already purchased the $30 Kombat Pack, as they'll need to know the ins and outs of every character they may run into. Casual players on the other hand, may not be so easily convinced to fork over extra cash on top of what they payed for the game itself.

Never fear, for NetherRealm Studios has gone live with the Jason Challenge Tower. This tower allows users who haven't purchased Jason to play through six matches with him. You'll have a chance to test out all of Jason's variations and become well-acquainted with the undead murderer...

So if that sounds like a good time to you, and you've been on the fence about purchasing Jason, now's the time to dive into the waters of Camp Crystal Lake and check him out for yourself.

Source: Polygon.

Has Kung Jin fallen from the top ranks of Mortal Kombat X? An in-depth look at his nerfs may help us decide

Kung Jin has emerged as a force to be reckoned with in these still early stages of Mortal Kombat X. Recently, Tempo|ChrisG showed us what the character had to offer when he took the character all the way to Grand Finals at Texas Showdown.

If you saw the recently released patch notes you may have seen that Kung Jin received a few nerfs in the damage and frame advantage departments.

It's one thing to see such changes on paper, but seeing them in action often offers a whole new level of comprehension. Willie Fresco has made a video examining Kung Jin's nerfs and translating what that's going to mean for the character in practical game play.

Fresco recreates a few scenarios wherein Kung Jin's new move properties will result in unsafe situations against certain characters. As Kung Jin looks to be a relatively common character in MKX tournaments, it's important for everyone, Kung Jin players and others alike, to know what's safe and what's not.

Hit the jump to see Willie Fresco's analysis.

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Precision, patience and punishes are key themes in the art of Jigglypuff in Smash 4; learn how to use her in this guide by Smash champion, ZeRo

Gonzalo "ZeRo" Barrios is your current Apex Smash 4 champion. He's a professional player from Chile, and seems to have really found his stride in the most recent iteration of Super Smash Bros.

ZeRo has begun a series of guides to help players get better at Smash 4. His most recent guide investigates Jigglypuff, an old Smash veteran known for her seemingly harmless appearance contrasted with her incredibly damaging attacks.

ZeRo breaks down the pros and cons of Jigglypuff, looks at her strongest and most important moves and examines how best to approach the fight with the character. For instance, ZeRo stresses that Jigglypuff is meant to be played in a somewhat defensive and manipulative fashion.

She's not one to simply go in guns blazing, but rather dance about until her opponent makes a mistake. Once said mistake has been made, Jiggly goes in hard with big time punishes such as her sleep attack, which most often leaves both Jigglypuff and her opponent unconscious.

Hit the jump to learn some Jigglypuff.

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'Shinnok got the biggest buff of all, I believe he's gone up to top 10' - Tom Brady and CD Jr. feel Kung Jin is still among the best

This past Thursday, Mortal Kombat X received a patch that implemented a number of balance changes to the roster. Some fighters were hit with the nerf gun, while others received buffs.

We've reached out to the Mortal Kombat pros to see how they feel about the recent changes. EventHubs talked to MK Tom Brady to find out which characters have seen the most improvements, how he feels about the patch overall, and more.

Of all 26 characters in Mortal Kombat X, Tom Brady feels that Shinnok has seen the most improvement.

"Shinnok got the biggest buff of all, and I believe he has gone straight up into the top 10 or even higher," Brady told us.

Looking at the patch notes, Shinnok was given the following changes:

• Shinnok – Can now enhance Hell Sparks & Hell Blast on block.

• Shinnok – Away + 3 (Shin Kick) is now towards + 4 and he has a new away + 3 (Devious Heel)

• Shinnok (Necromancer) – Can now control the location of Judgment Smash & Judgment Fist.

• Shinnok (Impostor) – Now steals Dash Punch from Jax instead of Ground Pound.

Tom feels that the first two changes listed there have heavily contributed to Shinnok's potential rise in the tiers.

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Battle Tiger Beatdown Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament results feat. Problem X, Andreas, Pro Fluke, Hurricane237, F-Word, Isam, and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

The UK Capcom fighting game scene is currently holding an event over in London today that is sure to feature some exciting Ultra Street Fighter 4 action.

Battle Tiger Beatdown -- a 51-player double elimination tournament -- is already underway.

Players competing include Problem X, Andreas, Pro Fluke, Hurricane237, F-Word, Isam, Ninja Shakz, Tyrant, RMZ, and more.

You can follow along with the challonge brackets, and be sure to catch the live stream after the jump.

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400+ damage, meterless, from an overhead! Juri can bring the pain using her U1 in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Earlier today, we were sent a quick Ultra Street Fighter 4 tech video that will prove incredibly useful for Juri players everywhere.

Using her Feng Shui Engine (Ultra 1), Juri can score over 400 damage without using meter, and it all begins from an overhead. There are two variations of the combo and between the two, work on 30 characters on the roster: the first variation working on 26 characters and the second on 4 characters.

This video breaks down both variations of the sequence and explains how to perform each.

Check out the video after the jump and be prepared to protect your skull!

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Pop retro Hisako, Cinder looks just like his KI1 counterpart, and more: Killer Instinct textual stream shows off new costumes

Earlier today, the Ultra-Combo forum released not one, but two Killer Instinct season 2 textual streams. The latest installment details what we can expect to see in the upcoming 2.7 ARIA update.

First up, Hisako will be receiving her retro outfit. Below you can see the original sketch by Kevin Bayliss and how it translated over to the actual model.

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We also get a glimpse of retro Hisako's accessory sets, which you'll find after the jump.

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Mortal Kombat X gets another stage Brutality, and yes, it involves Blanche

The latest Mortal Kombat X patch has been unleashed upon the masses, and this update adds a number of balance changes, bug fixes, compatibility for some new costumes, and more.

Among the added content comes Mortal Kombat X's another stage Brutality. As the headline reads, it involves Blanche (the old women interactable in the Outworld Marketplace stage).

Today we have footage of the new Brutality in action, and according to the video's description, you must use all three interactables to finish off your opponent using Blanche. Throwing an old woman into someone so hard they explode is... farfetched, but that doesn't make it any less awesome.

Check out the new stage Brutality after the jump.

Updated: Originally, this story reported that the Blanche Brutality was the first stage Brutality in the game. A couple of our readers pointed out that the first can actually be performed in the Dead Woods stage.

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