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More cosplay from New York Comic Con 2014 ft. Mileena, Chun-Li, Ryu, Green Arrow, and more

Last week, we here at EventHubs shared with you a batch of cosplay photos taken at New York Comic Con 2014 by our correspondent Jason24cf. The amount of pictures he sent to us was staggering, and we couldn't post them all in one story without completely overwhelming our readers.

As the old saying goes, "one good turn deserves another;" so today we have even more amazing cosplay photos to show you. In this batch, you'll see more from the folks featured in the last story, along with a few fresh faces.

Check out a handful of the images below, and be sure to hit the jump for way more.

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Is Boon hinting at Ermac? Kenshi? Or someone entirely new for Mortal Kombat X

Ed Boon is back with another "kryptic" Mortal Kombat X hint.

Earlier on Twitter, the MK creator posted a photo of two actors performing a new Fatality using motion capture. As seen in the image, the aggressor is attacking from a distance using what appears to be mental powers of some sort.


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Fans are already speculating that this Fatality belongs to Ermac -- Mortal Kombat's red, telekinesis-based ninja. Others feel it may be the finishing move of Kenshi -- another MK fighter that uses telepathy in his attacks.

Whether Boon is pointing to the return of one of the aforementioned characters or a brand new warrior entering the ring has still yet to be determined.

Let us know in the comments below who you think is the focal point of Boon's latest hint. You can also check out the original tweet after the jump.

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Watch Valmaster's elimination at the Green Hands of veggey - DreamHack Stockholm offstream footage ft. Phenom, Felix Ekman, Chino, Bashfest and more

There was a lot of good stream action a few weeks ago at DreamHack Stockholm, but there were also many heated battles that eluded the public eye by being played off-stream.

Thankfully, in a community effort, we got most of the notable off-stream matches recorded, including the match that sent the Capcom Cup-qualified GL|Valmaster home in 17th place.

In these videos, you'll see a variety of nationalities duking it out, including France's GL|Valmaster, Norway's BX3|veggey and BX3|Phenom, Sweden's Chino, Felix Ekman and Bashfest and Denmark's IND|King Funk. Hit the jump to check them all out.

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Tekken 7 tentatively set for release in Japanese arcades February 2015; new batch of customization screenshots

Bandai Namco Games held an amusement games machine business event for members of the trade and Japanese media at its Shinagawa, Tokyo headquarters earlier today.

At the event, Bandai Namco not only showed off a number of new titles -- such as Time Crisis 5 and Pocket Monster Battle Nine (which I am extremely relieved is not Pokken Tournament) -- but also revealed tentative pricing and release schedule details for Tekken 7 to arcade operators.

Check out the new Tekken 7 screenshots, along with arcade version release and pricing details below.

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Uryo's rushdown Decapre: counter-hit cr.MP into UC2 on reaction, Psycho Sting FADC resets, close shaves and more - Ultra Street Fighter 4 online

The other day when I raised the possibility that NuckleDu might quite possibly be the best Decapre player in the world right now, it was met with some discontent as a couple of EventHubbers went in on me, saying that I should not be jumping to such conclusions based on a highlights video edited to specifically show how good NuckleDu is.

After watching this video of Uryo playing entire Endless Battles matches for about 20 minutes, I think I get that. It's not just the few moments that shine -- it's about the overall performance.

And Uryo's performance in this video, edited together from a Nico Live stream that he recently did, was simply mesmerizing from start to end. There was just something effortless about the way he rushes down his opponent with Decapre.

And if that's not enough, there are those flashy moments where his reactions and character knowledge really do shine, as well. Such as when he hit-confirms an UC2 combo from a single counter-hit cr.MP.

So go grab some popcorn, get yourself comfy, and prepare to be mesmerized by Uryo's play in the video below.

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R.O.B. goes chrome while the evil Gannondorf... helps children across the street... New screenshots for unlockable characters in Super Smash Wii U

As November 21st draws closer and closer we grow more and more hype for Super Smash Bros. for WiiU.

Nintendo recently released some screen shots of two more of their secret characters. Look out for R.O.B. and the Great King of Evil, Gannondorf.

Visually speaking, this game looks fantastic and if it's anything like its predecessors it'll be just as much fun to play. Here are a few images, click the jump to see the rest.

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DarkSydeGeoff's brand new Killer Instinct breakdown video will teach you TJ Combo and have you laughing at the same time

DarkSydeGeoff is at it again, this time with a very informative and very entertaining TJ Combo tutorial.

Geoff goes over the basics, unique notable moves, special moves, and combos or 'the juice' as he calls it.

As is traditional with Geoff, this video is a little NSFW so please put your kids to bed before you click the jump.

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Hey Nemo, which are the worst characters in USF4? Dee Jay, Dan, Hugo and... ARE YOU KIDDING? Nemo's full tier list for Ultra Street Fighter 4

BE|Nemo is well known for being one of the best Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom players in Japan. We are still reeling from the incredibly hype exhibition match between him and RG|Filipino Champ at West Coast Warzone 4.

Nemo seems to be a jack of all trades as he wowed us at by winning the USF4 competition at that same tournament with none other than the newly-added Rolento.

We say all this to say, it looks like Nemo knows what he's doing when it comes to fighting games. Why then does the bottom of his tier list surprise us so much?

Click the jump to see Nemo's USF4 tier list.

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Do it like the pros do it: Shuma Gorath combo video by Evo 2013 top 8 UMVC player Angelic

BT|Angelic broke out into the public eye with his top 8 performance at Evo 2013. Since then he's placed high in numerous tournaments including second place at both West Coast Warzone and Art of Fighting 2014.

Angelic has been known in the Marvel community as one of the Shuma Gorath pioneers. His top-level play with a rarely-seen character inspired many more to pick up the Lord of Chaos.

Below is a combo video just released by Angelic featuring some interesting DHC's and extensions that any and all Shuma players would do well to have in their repertoire.

Hit the jump and start watching some green demon combos!

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Tiers archived and reset for Killer Instinct, vote for Maya, TJ Combo and all of the cast members from season 1 now

We've archived and reset the tier listings for Killer Instinct today, as the game has recently undergone heavy system changes. They also added two new fighters, Maya and TJ Combo.

You can find the archived rankings down at the bottom of the KI tiers page, where they'll be preserved for eternity.

Whenever new tiers are launched for a game, you can expect that they will vary wildly initially, but with time they will solidify.

Keep in mind trolling our tiers will result in a ban, and our system will detect and zap your account if you attempt to abuse your votes.

The tiers section updates once per hour with all of the latest data that has been submitted, so keep checking back to see how things are evolving.

Dodge Cancelling: Super Smash Bros. 3DS tech reduces landing lag for air dodge, making it safer and easier to approach your opponent

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, as a general rule of thumb if you perform an air dodge close to the ground (such as during a short hop), you can expect to suffer from a pretty hefty landing lag recovery sequence. That's the trade-off to being able to dodge an incoming attack on your approach from the air -- it's designed such that if your opponent correctly reads your air dodge, he or she can go for the punish when you land.

That is, unless you take advantage of the Dodge Cancelling.

The landing lag (or recovery frames on landing) after a short hop air dodge is pretty significant. But the landing lag for an aerial move is significantly less. With Dodge Cancelling, what you're essentially doing -- if I'm understanding the tech correctly -- is to cancel an air dodge into an air aerial right during a short hop, right before you land. This makes the game give you the landing lag for the aerial move instead of the one for air dodging, significantly shortening the recovery phase and, in some cases, may even allow you to attack or dodge right away.

There are some very interesting uses for this tech. For me, in the tiny amount of time I've spent on practicing applying the tech, I've found that it's incredibly easy to approach an opponent with Bowser by performing a short hop air dodge, and cancelling the recovery into his forward+B special. This, however, is not as broken as you might think, as you would still need to predict if your opponent is going to roll away, and react accordingly.

Check out R/SmashBros user's reslived tutorial on Dodge Cancelling before to learn how you can take advantage of this tech.

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Vega's Rolling Izuna Drop, when traded, can freeze his opponent for about 5 minutes in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03

In order to make Vega's Rolling Izuna Drop super connect with opponents when performed against the corner, Capcom had to make some modifications to the way the move worked -- and it appears that those modifications have resulted in this pretty neat (but probably impractical) bug in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03.

When the second hit of Rolling Izuna Drop trades with Vega's opponent, it will freeze him or her in place. According to Momi_777, the Japanese player who found this bug, the freeze will last for about five minutes -- he found that out by waiting for Yun (the character he discovered this bug) to unpause in Training mode. After the character has unpaused, certain moves (like Yun's Dash Punch and Ultra Combo) will no longer be able to hit Vega.

You can see for yourself how this bug works in the first two animated GIFs from the left below. The third GIF shows what happens when you wait five minutes for the opponent to unpause, and the final one shows Yun's Dash Punch and Ultra Combo completely whiffing on Vega at point blank range, after he has recovered from the freeze.

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Below, we've also embedded an HD video of the bug in action, in case you'd like to take a closer look.

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Daigo gets outzoned by El Fuerte, Infiltration (Rolento) vs. Dunhill (Gen), JaycetheAce and Arturo Sanchez jump on the Decapre train - USF4 replays

We've got a great line-up of Ultra Street Fighter 4 Xbox Live replays for your viewing pleasure this morning.

First up, MCZ|Daigo goes up against a Japanese El Fuerte player, Zeny53 on Xbox Live, who manages to out-zone one of the original masters of zoning in Street Fighter. This guy may not be Pepeday, but watching him play has certainly made Alioune Sensei's day.

Next, watch two of the world's greatest multi-character specialists -- South Korea's Infiltration and Japan's Dunhill -- slug it out in a high-level match using characters they wouldn't really consider their mains: Rolento and Gen, respectively.

And finally, it looks like two more top players in the FGC -- YBK|JaycetheAce and TS|Arturo Sanchez -- are beginning to realize the hidden potential embedded deep within Decapre. Watch them take on a Yun and another Decapre player, respectively, in two separate matches.

All that and more, in this latest episode round-up of Ultra Street Fighter 4 Xbox Live ranked match replays.

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'If you want to evolve into a pro player... you gotta pick T. Hawk' - Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross Ep. 36

This week's episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross begins innocuously with a fan question addressed to the Cross Counter duo.

"Hey Gootecks [and Mike Ross], what do you recommend for players like me to evolve into a pro player?" LABBEdpj asks.

Gooteck's answer to this hard question? "Pick T. Hawk," he says as he selects the Indian warrior from Mexico on the character-selection screen, to walk the talk.

Other tough questions being answered in this latest episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures include the following exchange between Gootecks and Mike Ross.

Gootecks: Haolipino... Haoli means "White", like a White person, in Hawaiian.
Mike Ross: Oh, so you think he's half-White, half-Hawaiian.
Gootecks: No no no, he's Hawaiian. He's half-white, he's a Filipino -- but he's Hawaiian.
Mike Ross: Wait, what if he's, like, a quarter-Hawaiian, and a quarter-White and... or...

Find out Gootecks's response to that in the new episode, embedded below.

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'I think I can beat everyone at the Capcom Cup' - Snake Eyez on winning majors, the Capcom Pro Tour, and arguing with Marq Teddy

Hello avid EventHubs users! Velociraptor here with a one on one interview with The Fall Classic 2014 USF4 victor, Snake Eyez.

Snake was kind enough to give us about 10 minutes of his time to answer a few questions about his approach to the game, facing off against some of the best competitors in the world at TFC and about qualifying for the Capcom Cup in December.

Oh... and I snuck a question in there about why exactly he feels that Guy vs Zangief is 5-5... you're welcome.

Click the jump to see the video.

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