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Dead or Alive 5 ver. 1.03 replay sharing test footage - La Mariposa vs. Hayate

Koei Tecmo has uploaded footage of the upcoming Dead or Alive 5 ver. 1.03 patch that will feature the replay sharing function. Below you can check out a test match between La Mariposa and Hayate that shows on-screen information such as frame data, damage, status and there are also a few subtle changes displayed here.
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Long Island Joe discusses his past, future and the why the Brazzers sponsorship fell through

Long Island Joe discusses his past, future and the why the Brazzers sponsorship fell through The Traveling Circus recently caught up with Long Island Joe for an interview discussing a wide array of topics. Joe speaks about his current live stream, his thoughts on WW|Infiltration's dominating performance at the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournaments and why the potential sponsorship with Brazzers fell through.

This particular sponsorship deal was quite controversial through out the fighting game community and LI Joe sheds a bit of light on what happened.

Below is a bit to get you started.

TTC: Okay, we have to ask this… The whole BRZ sponsorship thing stirred up a lot of controversy. Some supported you, some voiced concern and some even mentioned it would be bad for the gaming community. For those who don’t know what happened in the end, tell us why this deal never actually went through.

Li Joe: I get asked this brazzers question all the time. It’s about time I finally shed light on it to more of the public. Ok, the entire situation was real. He was a real guy who did work for the company. Nothing was made up to stir up drama. There were even other players, I can’t say names sorry, who he was talking to as well.

There were plans being made, events being spoken about, it was real. Things just kind of fell through though. I didn’t stay on it really. I second guessed it actually. It would of been a very selfish decision on my part if I went through with it. The only people benefiting from it would of been the select few. I couldn’t do that to this community.

If I ever go to the top, I’m taking everyone with me. This would of been me turning my back on everything just for my own personal gain. That’s not what I’m about at all.

Superman vs. Goku - Death Battle from Screw Attack

The guys over at Screw Attack have released their latest Death Battle which tackles the age old question: who would win in a fight, Superman or Dragonball Z's Goku? This video shows an animated match between the two well known heroes and includes tons of facts about each fighter before hand.

The amount of research and statistics these guys have generated for this Death Battle is truly incredible and although this isn't directly fighting game related, this match up is completely epic. Check it out below.

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Cross Counter Live returns this Tuesday, January 15 - special guests Alex Valle and Rolando Brison

Gootecks uploaded a video on to the Cross Counter TV Youtube channel announcing the return of the weekly talk show Cross Counter Live. The first episode back will be airing this upcoming Tuesday January 15, 2013, with special guests LU|Alex Valle and Video X Games' Rolando Brison.
Tip by GakoTheChef.

The Journey episode #1 - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 training for SCR 2013 with Air Ryu

CCG|Air has begun a new commentary series in which he is playing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 in preparation for SoCal Regions 2013. Air battles against multiple high level opponents and discusses various tactics that he uses in the match ups he faces.

After the jump you can check out a few more matches between Air and the Abel player he faces named LGI|Brett Pexx courtesy of Zhang He.

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First person Street Fighter II bonus stage animated short - You've never seen Ryu break bricks like this!

The Street Fighter II bonus stages were something that players of all ages knew and loved. There was something so satisfying about breaking a wall of bricks or destroying barrels as they came tumbling down upon you.

As the player, we have always admired these stages from a 2D perspective but have you ever wondered how the fighters themselves may have seen it? PipocaVFX created an awesome animated video showing off a first person view of Ryu destroying the wall of bricks.

The graphics used here are pretty smooth and this is overall an awesome clip to check out.

Tip by BillbertRandom and an anonymous submitter.

Versus Mayhem #3 from Super Arcade - 3v3 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 team tournament results and stream archive

Updated: A stream archive and results have been added after the jump.

Super Arcade will running their Versus Mayhem #3 event tonight in Walnut, California. The live stream will be provided by IEBattleGrounds and is expected to kick off around 6 p.m. PST / 2 a.m. GMT.

This will be a 3v3 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 team tournament that will run on a double elimination format. The first team to eliminate all players on the opposing team will advance and each match up will be a 2 out of 3 set.

Players expected to be in attendance include Combofiend, LXG|Infrit, Killer Kai and many more of SoCal's best players.

Hit the jump to check out the archive and results.

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Apex 2013 off-stream matches featuring IFC Yipes, ChrisG, Alukard, RayRay, Dieminion and more

AlaboliChris and Team Spooky's Sabin have been capturing off-stream footage from Apex 2013 for Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. There's a lot of great gameplay in here that won't be a part of the official uploads.

Hit the jump to see all the videos. There are even more videos on their channels.

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SNK to officially support Japanese King of Fighters 13 and 2002 UM major V-1 FINAL for the first time

SNK to officially support Japanese King of Fighters 13 and 2002 UM major V-1 FINAL for the first time MadMan Cafe's Professor has recently unveiled the details behind the first 2013 King of Fighters 13 majors in Japan titled V-1 FINAL. This is the very first King of Fighters 13 major tournament to receive support from the company SNK itself. Such support is a long time coming and is much welcome. This tournament was run in conjunction with a previous tournament titled KCECup5 which offered seeding points for V-1 FINAL.

Also reportedly confirmed for this tournament is the appearance of EVO 2012 champion CafeID|MadKOF, CafeID|Guts, CafeID|Verna, and Lacid for the Korea vs. Japan 5v5 exhibition at the end of V-1 FINAL. Several of these players will also be making an appearance during the actual tournament as well.

The entire tournament will be streamed at this link which requires a Nicovideo login. Once you log in, click on the white door to enter. This tournament begins at 10PM ET (7PM PT).

Schedule:
7PM PT, 10PM ET - King of Fighters 2002 UM Qualifiers
9PM PT, 12AM ET - King of Fighters 13 Qualifiers
11PM PT, 2AM ET - King of Fighters 2002 UM Finals (Top 8 assumed)
1AM PT, 4AM ET - King of Fighters 13 Finals
3AM PT, 6AM ET - Korea vs Japan King of Fighters 13 5v5

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Apex 2013 video uploads for Persona 4 Arena, King of Fighters 13, Soul Calibur 5, Super Smash Brothers 64, Brawl and Melee Teams Finals

Longtime tournament streamer Jaxel has been uploading matches from Apex 2013 as it happens which is an amazing feat. You can check out Apex 2013 which is streaming right now at this link as the rest of the games are finishing up today.

The videos are sorted by this article's title. Hit the jump to see all the videos and some of the excellent play that comes from being in Losers and Grand Finals.

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Does Jill Valentine have the easiest TAC infinite of the entire roster? - Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Since the TAC infinite technique was discovered earlier last year, it seems pretty much every character on the roster can perform their own. However, we rarely see these done in actual matches due to the high difficulty and skill level it takes to pull them off.

SexualRice uploaded footage of quite possibly the easiest TAC infinite discovered to date and it comes from a character that is very uncommonly used, Jill Valentine. Below is a bit from the uploader about this particular infinite.

Essentially, when you TAC to Jill, if you Double Knee Drop then immediately cancel in Feral Stance as you hit the ground, Jill retains the TAC mechanic indefinitely so long as she's in Feral Stance and the opponent doesn't hit the ground. This means you can TAC infinite, kill a character, and then TAC infinite the next after a mixup. This is still being researched so there will be more to come.

Works anywhere on the screen and with Up or Side TAC.

Extremely high damaging Chris combos, Shuma-Gorath team synergy with Captain America and Akuma, TAC infinite variations and more - UMvC3 mega roundup

VsDenjin sent us an excellent Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo video that shows off various high damaging Chris combos with different assists as back up. All of these combos begin with 1 meter and most of them result in a knocked out Thor.

If you're a Chris player looking to optimize damage or maybe thinking about picking up the character, definitely check this one out.
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EventHubs Local Directory now launched in our forums section - set up matches, find local events and more

EventHubs Local Directory now launched in our forums section - set up matches, find local events and more ZombieBrian, over in our forums section, has generated a Local Directory for parts of North America, the United Kingdom and Ireland. This section will allow users living in these regions to better connect with others from their area and set up matches.

The section is broken down into several posts including U.S.A. states beginning with the letters A - M, U.S.A. states N - W, Canada, Mexico and United Kingdom / Ireland. In each respective forum post, feel free to create topics about events occurring in your area, set up online battles or gatherings to ensure optimal connection strength and more.

This is much like our Fight Tracker that was launched earlier last year and will allow for those of you who are active forum users to connect a bit more easily.

Shoutouts to ZombieBrian for the addition to the forum.

Updated: Archive and results added, DojoSports 5v5 fighting game season - SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 teams Canada, Gamebreakerz and BestBout

Updated: Archive and results added, DojoSports 5v5 fighting game season - SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 teams Canada, Gamebreakerz and BestBout Updated: Results and stream archives for both Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 have been added to the story.

DojoSports is beginning their 5v5 fighting game season today in which Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will be played. A live stream provided by TeamKhaos will be kicking off at around 1 p.m. PST / 9 p.m. GMT.

Today's match up will feature team Canada vs. team Gamebreakerz in SSF4 AE v2012 and team BestBout also going up against Gamebreakerz in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

For a list of the settings in which each game will be played, the season schedule and press release, be sure to check out our previous post here.

Hit the jump to check out the results and archives.

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Filipino Champ battles Moons, Sanford Kelly and Flux in these hype Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 sets

Updated: The House of Crack stream recently featured a ton of high level Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 matches. In this video, Evolution 2012 champion, coL|Filipino Champ, battles against MH|Flux in a first to 15, takes on TA|Moons in a first to 20 and also plays against EMP|Sanford Kelly in a first to 5.

The battle with Flux begins at around 6:08:00 into the archive but there are over 9 hours of footage here featuring even more great players including MH|RayRay, MH|Alukard, Marvisto and more.