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Double Elimination results feat. Infiltration, Tokido, Kazunoko, Bonchan, Poongko, Itazan, HumanBomb, Eita, Laugh & more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour series has already kicked off gloriously, but Capcom Pro Tour Asia is just beginning. Today, the second Capcom Pro Tour Asia qualifier is taking place in Seoul, Korea, and it's loaded with big names.

You can expect to see Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, Kazunoko, Bonchan, Poongko, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, CCG|HumanBomb, Eita, Laugh, Chuan and many more fighting for that second spot (or in Infiltration's case, as he's already qualified, extra Capcom Pro Tour points) in the eventual nine-man Capcom Pro Tour Asia finals.

Stream duties will be handled by Xsplit and ArcadeStream. Hit the jump to check out the action.

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'You have discovered a secret fight' - One of Mortal Kombat X's current living towers has a hidden opponent

If you haven't already, you may want to check out Mortal Kombat X's current living towers.

As it stands right now, MKX's premier tower is Mortal Kombat 1 themed. This pits you against 9 opponents from the original game, with Goro as the final adversary.

To make things even more interesting, this premier tower has a secret battle ingrained within it. In order to trigger this battle, all you have to do is fight your way to the 6th tower match, win one round with a flawless victory, and finish the match with a Fatality or Brutality.

If all of these criteria are met, the hidden opponent will emerge. JurassicRabbit has put together a video revealing who the opponent is and how to face them.

Spoiler alert: If you do not want to know who the secret opponent is and what to find out for yourself, do not proceed.

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Mewtwo online breaking glitch fixed in 1.0.7 patch for Super Smash Bros. 4 out now

If you've been worried about playing certain modes because of the Mewtwo glitches, your fears should no longer be applicable, as Nintendo dropped a 1.0.7 patch for Super Smash Bros. 4 on the Wii U and 3DS today.

The Wii U release is a 21 megabyte update, while the 3DS patch takes 1,715 blocks on your SD Card.

Also, unreported in Nintendo's official patch notes is that Mewtwo's unofficial custom moves have been fixed as well.

Via Perfectly-Nintendo, submitted by JohnnyFive and SmokeRulz.

Street Fighter 5: Charlie's new 'Crescent Kick' doesn't require charge? And is teleport actually his V-Trigger? Check out Vesper's latest breakdown

VesperArcade returns once again with an excellent Street Fighter 5 footage analysis. This time, the official Charlie (Nash) trailer is on the chopping block.

In this breakdown, Vesper takes a closer look at the changes that have been made to Ryu, Chun-Li, and the game's overall look since early footage was released. Not only that, but he also identifies Charlie's normal and special attacks, giving insight on what each one might be and how they might operate.

One interesting point made in this video is the fact that Charlie's "Crescent Kick" attack may not actually be a charge move. Even though the character is predominantly a charge-type fighter, we can see in the trailer that he performs this special move after standing in the neutral position (meaning there's no charge). Check out the GIF below to see Charlie hit the Crescent Kick after a quick normal attack.


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Additionally, Vesper makes some great points as to why Charlie's teleport may indeed be his special V-Trigger ability.

Be sure to check out the full analysis video after the jump.

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First in-game look at retro Aganos in Killer Instinct season 2

With the end of the month drawing ever nearer, Tthe next Killer Instinct season 2 update is on the horizon. This month's patch will add Cinder as a playable character, some balance changes, and a retro costume for Aganos.

Although we're still awaiting the official Cinder release trailer, it seems the folks at Microsoft have given us a little something to tide us over in the mean time.

Creative director at Microsoft Adam Isgreen posted a quick video clip on Vine showing what Aganos' retro costume looks like in-game. This is the very first glimpse we've seen of his alternate skin in Killer Instinct season 2.

You can check out the video clip after the jump.

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'Being sold in pieces what would normally be considered 100% altogether is intolerable' - Smash Bros. creator on DLC

In the most recent installment of his weekly Famitsu column, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai discussed a fairly touchy subject in the video game industry -- downloadable content.

While Sakurai isn't entirely against the idea of post-launch content, he does make it clear that his disdain is geared towards content that should be included in the original product but is sold separately.

"Having to pay afterwards is extremely unsatisfying," Sakurai said. "I completely understand how customers feel. Being sold in pieces what would normally be considered 100% altogether is intolerable."

He went on to explain that he and his team very well could have kept some of their fully completed Super Smash Bros. 4 characters out of the finished product and sold them as DLC, but it wouldn't have been the right thing to do.

"Considering the development costs and the fact that content-wise it is already more than enough, if we were to pursue pure profit, that would be the way to go.”

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Problem X scores an amazing bait on RMZ's Decapre, shows the power of Zangief's Red Focus combos: WinnerStaysOn USF4 replays

Earlier this week, Capcom UK ran their weekly Ultra Street Fighter 4 event in which the UK's best players go head-to-head in first-to-5 sets.

Today, we have the full event replay, and there are a number of exciting matches to behold. Players featured here include CG|Problem X, RMZ, Jest Power, and Packz.

Just to give you a taste of the level of play you'll find here, in the bout between Problem X's Abel and RMZ's Decapre, the former pulls off an incredible bait. Using two of Abel's Marseilles Rolls to evade Decapre's EX Dagger, Problem X punished with a devastating Ultra 1. RMZ wasn't caught sleeping, though...


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Also, be on the lookout for Problem X's impressive use of Zangief Red Focus combos.

There's a lot more to see here, so if you're looking to end your night with some quality Ultra Street Fighter 4 action, look no further!

Hit the jump to check out the WSO replays.

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Updated: Ultra Street Fighter 4 update now live on Steam's main client

Updated: Numerous EventHubs users have pointed out to us that yesterday's update on Steam actually implemented the Ultra Street Fighter 4 1.05 changes. Though we originally reported that yesterday's update addressed netcode issues, it turns out that Valve launched a fix on Steam's main client earlier this month that removed the occasional pauses/hangs some were experiencing when searching for matches, making online more playable.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Earlier: Last month, Capcom implemented an improvement to Ultra Street Fighter 4's netcode on PC via Steams Beta client.

Today, the update has gone live for all Ultra Street Fighter 4 Steam users.

This update is aimed at improving the overall online experience for PC warriors.

If you'd like to know how USF4's netcode fairs after the patch, be sure to read these impressions from two of EventHubs' staffers.

Source: Capcom Unity. Thanks to gtfopanda, PlasmaWaffle, and derpycat for pointing this out.

Next Level Battle Circuit #118 results feat. Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, Sabin, Coach Steve, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #118 results feat. Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, Sabin, Coach Steve, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: Wednesday night in Brooklyn means Next Level is priming for yet another night of fighting game action.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, if there are enough entrants. This will be the first week NLBC features Mortal Kombat X.

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

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Bracket Reset #16 results ft. Problem X, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, RMZ, Flawless Deku, Affi, Packz, Tyrant, Damascus and more

Bracket Reset #16 results ft. Problem X, Andreas, Hurricane237, Isam, RMZ, Flawless Deku, Affi, Packz, Tyrant, Damascus and more Update: There were issues which prevented the event from being streamed tonight, but our Bracket Reset #16 story has been updated with results.

Bracket Reset is running its sixteenth installment of this year tonight at the usual place in London, UK.

The tournament will, as always, be running Ultra Street Fighter 4, with players such as CG|Problem X, WSO|Andreas, BTM|Hurricane237, UM|Isam, UM|RMZ, Flawless Deku, Affi, Packz, UM|Tyrant, GxC|Damascus and more in attendance.

Look right below to catch the live stream action.

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Jason Voorhees joins the Mortal Kombat X roster on May 5th, Kombat Kast will show first gameplay the day before

While we were all hoping to see the first gameplay footage of Jason Voorhees during today's Kombat Kast, unfortunately, it looks like today just isn't our day.

However, the NetherRealm Studios team didn't leave viewers empty handed, as they took the beginning portion of the stream to announce that Jason will be shown for the first time on Monday, May 4th. On that day, a special Kombat Kast will air, giving a full breakdown of Mortal Kombat X's first DLC character and all of his Variations.

Jason Voorhees will become available to Kombat Pack purchasers the following day -- Tuesday, May 5. Those who didn't purchase the Kombat Pack can pick up Jason one week later.

We here at EventHubs will add Jason Voorhees to our Mortal Kombat X moves as soon as the information becomes available, so stay tuned!

You can check out Jason Voorhees' Mortal Kombat X reveal trailer after the jump.

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Blood Ties: Mortal Kombat X comic book writer joins today's Kombat Kast - stream now live

Updated: The stream is now live.

Earlier: Now that the game is officially in the public's hands, the folks over at NetherRealms Studios are running their first post-release Kombat Kast live stream.

Today's broadcast is entitled "Blood Ties" and will feature a special guest -- Shawn Kittelsen, writer of the Mortal Kombat X comic book.

It has not yet been specified whether we'll be seeing some of MKX's upcoming content in action here today, however, chances are we'll some of the NRS team playing against stream viewers.

The live stream begins at 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT / 3 p.m. CDT.

Check out the live video feed after the jump.

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Which version of Street Fighter 4 has the best balance overall? Vote in our reader poll

There have been five major editions of the Street Fighter 4 series to date, and the balance has been praised and ridiculed across each version, depending on who you ask.

As such, we wanted to poll our readers and find out which major release was the best balanced of the bunch, in their eyes.

The options are Street Fighter 4 (vanilla), Super Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

You can vote below, and a little ways down the road, we'll close the poll and post the results for everyone to see. Until then though, you can see how the early results are shaping up.

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Daigo: 'I think I will be boarding about 40 different flights this year; I plan to win prize money at a level I've never done before'

This past Sunday, on April 19, Mad Catz pro gamer Daigo "The Beast" Umehara made an appearance at the Tokyo School of Anime to give a talk on the subject of "eSports Professional Gamer World" as a special guest lecturer.

MCZ|Daigo's talk is part of a series of lectures that the Tokyo School of Anime is organizing specifically for applicants considering enrollment into their eSports curriculum, a two-year program that will begin in 2016 with four majors to choose from -- including pro gaming, shoutcasting and events management.

4Gamer writer and renowned Tekken reporter Hameko attended the talk on Sunday, and did a report on it. He noted that about half of the 80-strong audience were teenagers, and was surprised to see a male-to-female ratio of 6:4.

After the talk, Hameko also caught up with The Beast himself for a brief interview.

In this interview, which we've translated in its entirety, MCZ|Daigo talks what he'd be like as a full-time lecturer at the school, his thoughts on competing in Street Fighter 5 next year, as well as his plans for Capcom Pro Tour 2015.

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Capcom registers 'Capcom Fighters Network' trademark, could use the name for a computer program or online portal

A trademark registration for "Capcom Fighters Network" that the House of Street Fighter has filed earlier this month with the United States Patent and Trademark Office has gone live, EventHubs has learned.

According to the coverage description for the Capcom Fighters Network (CFN) trademark, the name could potentially be used on at least two different things.

The first is a computer program that would "enable uploading, accessing, posting, displaying, tagging, blogging, linking, sharing or otherwise providing images, information, data and electronic media over the Internet" -- which sounds like it might potentially be a tool for players to share replays or screenshots, possibly for Street Fighter 5.

And the second way in which the Capcom Fighters Network could potentially manifest, is an online portal that would let users pull up their friends' "ranking or scores of games through the websites", sign up for tournaments and leagues, take surveys, and even play "on-line [sic] interactive multiplayer games", among other things.

Check out the trademark coverage description for the Capcom Fighters Network name in full, through the image below.


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