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Still having trouble punishing DP -> FADC in Ultra Street Fighter 4? This video tells you all you need to know to start punishing properly

It was a much discussed topic regarding Ultra Street Fighter 4 when it was revealed that the DP -> FADC mechanic would from now on be -5 on block. Despite that, a lot of people still aren't punishing properly after the FADC, even in a tournament setting.

If you're having any issues doing so, we have a great video from Bafael today, which very clearly describes the "dos and dont's" of this new gameplay change.

You can find the very informative video below. And don't worry about it being lengthy, it's just below 3 minutes long.

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Mortal Kombat X wallpapers featuring Kano and Raiden as well as pictures detailing Kano's different variations

Thanks to the official Mortal Kombat Facebook account, we today were graced with a few pictures of the recently revealed Kano's different variations. Beyond that, wallpapers featuring Raiden and Kano were also added to the page.

When using Kano in Mortal Kombat X, you can either go for the well-balanced Cutthroat variation, the zoning-friendly Cybernetic version or the up-close and personal Commando style. You can find all of these images below.


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Source: Mortal Kombat Facebook page.

'If they're in a hurry for a response, I guess I'll have to decline', says Kazunoko regarding the upcoming Canada Cup Master Series

We reported recently on a very exciting pay-per-view event set to be hosted by the Canada Cup crew entitled the Canada Cup Master Series, which will attempt to pit the 4 Canada Cup champions together with 4 other players who will be decided by qualifiers in a first-to-7 round robin, similar to how the Topanga League runs.

While the 2012 and 2013 champions, RZR|Xian and Qanba|Xiao Hai respectively, have confirmed their attendance, the 2010 and 2011 champions, MCZ|Daigo and Kazunoko, have not. When asked about the issue, Kazunoko said that he might not attend the event after all, citing scheduling issues.

This was mentioned while Kazunoko was streaming Ultra Street Fighter 4 matches, and EventHubs' very own MajinTenshinhan has stepped in to translate what Kazunoko had to say.

Kazunoko: Am I attending Canada Cup? Well, that all depends on Topanga A League, doesn't it? Well, if they overlap, I won't be able to... It's difficult. Yeah, difficult.

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What can Guile do with two meters? More than you might think, as shown by this video

Guile has been a very popular character in the Street Fighter series since its rise to popularity back with Street Fighter 2 in the early '90s, but he's never been considered a very combo-heavy character, which still holds true in the Street Fighter 4 series.

That's not to say that he can't unleash some devilish combos, though. This video from Wade Sikander shows just what Guile can be capable of when he has two meters. Also worth noting is that these combos build one meter, so even though you'll have to start from two, the effective cost is just one meter.

You can find the video itself below.

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Zangitan makes a comeback with a lethal Red Focus combo, Vivi's Lightning Legs stun fast: USF4 online matches ft. Acqua, Sasaki, and more

To end off our night here at EventHubs, we thought we'd share with you a batch of exciting Ultra Street Fighter 4 bouts, courtesy of YogaFlame24.

In the first match of the night, we see Zangitan (Zangief) go up against a Cody player by the name of Mavon777. With his back against the wall, the bear-wrestling grappler is able to pull off a hype comeback with the use of a Red Focus combo.

Additionally, Vivi's Chun-Li makes his opponent see stars with a Lightning Leg combo loop that leads into a reset. The poor Juri never even knew what hit her...

There are other players featured here, including Sasaki (Cody), Acqua (Poison), ACE (Guile), and more. Check out the matches below.

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Wild mechanic in new Super Smash Bros. gives extra stock or +1 to KO score, more screenshots

Masahiro Sakurai, creator of the Super Smash Bros. series, continues his Pic of the Day series -- a weekly event in which he uploads select screenshots of the upcoming Wii U and 3DS Smash titles. In a recent "Pic" Sakurai featured an image of a new item that can be used in-game: The Namco Special Flag.

According to the developer, this particular item has the ability to grant the user with an extra stock or +1 to their KO score, depending on which game mode you are playing. Below you will find what Sakurai wrote.


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Pic of the day. If you manage to raise this Special Flag for long enough, an additional KO count will be added to your score in a time match, or you'll get an extra stock for a stock match. When this appears on the stage, the fight for the flag becomes a fierce battle of tactics, which makes things pretty interesting.

From Sakurai's message, it seems that raising the flag fully may take a bit of time, making it so that the item can not be abused. We'll just have to wait for footage of it in action before we can make that judgement, however.

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Dudley's rose throw taunt deals enough damage to end a game, tutorial for optimized damage combos: Sweet tech for USF4's gentleman pugilist

DriveCancel recently put together a quick video in hopes to aid players on their quest to learn Dudley in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

What follows is a montage that demonstrates a plethora of useful combos that focus on optimizing damage. You'll find combos for numerous situations, along with setups that feature heavy meter usage, FADC combos, no meter combos, and more.

As an awesome little cherry on top, DriveCancel also uploaded a clip from an actual online match in which Dudley's rose throw taunt actually deals enough damage to end a game and score the win. We have both videos for you today, so check them out below!

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Wednesday Night Fights off-season episode 5 results, archive ft. FilipinoMan, Alex Valle, Brentt, Chris, Alex Myers, and more

Wednesday Night Fights off-season episode 5 results, archive ft. FilipinoMan, Alex Valle, Brentt, Chris, Alex Myers, 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. Although they won't be streaming from Super Arcade in Walnut, California, tonight Wednesday Night Fights returns with episode 4 of their off-season.

Tonight, Ultra Street Fighter 4 is the game on the docket. LU|Alex Valle, FRQ|FilipinoMan, NGL|Chris, NGL|Brentt, Alex Myers, Veloc1raptor, and more are in attendance and expected to compete.

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

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Next Level Battle Circuit #83 results, archive ft. DaFeetLee, Poem, Chris Hu, Kreymore, Spabrog, and more in USF4 and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late

Next Level Battle Circuit #83 results, archive ft. DaFeetLee, Poem, Chris Hu, Kreymore, Spabrog, and more in USF4 and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the 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 are Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth Exe: Late. PIE|Poem, BIFU|Spabrog, DaFeetLee, Chris Hu, Kreymore, CTRL|Flux, and more are in attendance and competing.

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

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All Ultra Street Fighter 4 Summer Vacation costume colors shown in this massive image gallery; includes entire roster

With the latest Ultra Street Fighter 4 Summer Vacation costume DLC came 22 different colors per outfit. With 44 characters on the roster, it might take you quite some time to go through each and every one of them in-game.

Luckily, RageGunslinger has done the fighting game community a great service in creating a massive image gallery that contains screenshots of each and every costume color palette for all characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4. Shared by MrSpaceLincoln over on Reddit, there are an absolute ton of images to check out here.

With there being 11 images for every character, (2 colors per screenshot), we have decided to post one image per USF4 warrior here in our story in order to get you started. Be sure to check out all of the other colors in RageGunslinger's album.

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Turtle Guile gets his own game in 'Takareet Fighter II' smartphone app; Hadouken ramen-serving game to come soon

In Japan, there is a fairly popular short animation series entitled "Eagle Talon" that is loosely based on Capcom's Street Fighter series.

In Eagle Talon, the protagonists are a team of evil villains -- who just happen to sport character motifs similar to the world warriors in Street Fighter II -- plotting to take over the world. Their arch-rival in the series is a superhero named Deluxe Fighter, who's said to be a "narcissistic and largely incapable bully".

Although the anime series's characters share a couple of similarities with those in Street Fighter II, ultimately they are original creations, which means that unlike in the situation with High School Girl, Eagle Talon creator Ryo Ono did not have to seek Capcom's permission for anything.

But Capcom is nevertheless aware of Ryo Ono's work. In fact, today a "Takareet Fighter II: Turtle Guile" smartphone game app was released that sees the characters from both Eagle Talon and Street Fighter II cross-over into the same universe.

Check out the images for the game below, along with a video demonstration of the app done by the legendary Takahashi Meijin.


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Buff Pikachu, Super-thin Sonic, Bowser the Ring Referee - Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS fighters recreated in WWE Create-A-Wrestler mode

There's still a good two months to go before Super Smash Bros. for 3DS drops. The wait is even longer if you're looking forward to the Wii U version instead.

So what do you do if you can no longer stand the anticipation anymore? For YouTube user madagascarsan, he's decided to take matters into his own hands, and create his own version of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS to tide him over until the game's actual release.

By taking advantage of the Create-A-Wrestler (CAW) mode in a WWE game.

Check out the images and video below.



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Who is the strongest in USF4 Edition Select? Bonchan, Fuudo and Kazunoko play Vanilla Sagat, SSF4 Fei Long, AE Yun, and more

What happens when a former SSF4 EVO champ, an EVO champ runner-up, and a Yun player walks into a bar with a copy of Ultra Street Fighter 4 for consoles, which has (finally) been released in Japan?

Why, there's only one thing to do, of course: turn on Edition Select, hop into Versus Mode, and face your nightmares. In order to figure out once and for all who the strongest Street Fighter character of all time is.

On Kachitagari TV this week, that's exactly what Bonchan, RZR|Fuudo and Kazunoko do. The trio not only play the strongest versions of the characters they're associated with (Sagat, Fei Long and Yun, respectively), but also a bevy of other fighters, such as Seth, Akuma, Rufus, Guy and even Ryu.

Who will come out on top? Find out starting from 01:18:00 in the Twitch archive embedded below.

There was also some footage of two Topanga Banzuke matches, played during this past weekend, on the stream: a first-to-two set between Seritasan (Chun-Li) and EX Pugera (Ibuki), and another one between Bonchan (Sagat) and MCZ|Tokido (Akuma). The Topanga matches start at 01:00:00.

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Crazy combo beats Bowser in 7 seconds, Super Wavedash used to perfection, and more: Incredible Super Smash Bros. Melee Samus TAS run

We were recently pointed in the direction of a stupendous Super Smash Bros. Melee TAS run that features the main Metroid heroine herself -- Samus.

This play-through fully completes Adventure Mode with Ms. Aran, and although this video was created late last year, it is still an absolute marvel to behold.

Using tool-assistance, the on-screen Samus is capable of performing incredibly advanced techniques and devastating attacks with precision. You'll immediately notice the top-notch use of Samus' Super Wavedash, a technique that allows her to zip across the stage by dropping one of her bombs and hitting left or right at the perfect time.

If you're a Smash Bros. fan, you'll definitely want to check this one out.

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Ultras without the cinematic camera angles? Take a very zoomed out look at every character's comeback move in USF4

Have you ever wondered what the Ultras in Ultra Street Fighter 4 would look like if you removed the extreme camera angles and took several steps back? If so, you're in luck because moo422 has put together a video that gives us a very zoomed out glance at what these Ultras look like from far away.

Naturally, the cinematic-animation Ultras prove to be the most interesting, and some even result in the character flying all round the training room. Below are just a handful of screenshots to give you an idea of what you might see here.


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Every character on the roster is represented here, and each one performs both Ultras in the video. You can find time-stamps in the video description if you'd like to jump straight to a specific character, or sit back, relax, and watch from start to finish.

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