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SpikeTV's 2012 Video Game Awards - Voting open for the best fighting game of 2012

SpikeTV's 2012 Video Game Awards - Voting open for the best fighting game of 2012 SpikeTV is hosting their annual Video Game Awards on December 7, 2012. They have many different categories from best fighting game, best multi-player game, best DLC and many more.

In the best fighting game section you can choose between Dead or Alive 5, Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter X Tekken and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

There is not any other categories where fighting games show up, but if you're a fan of games outside of just the fighting genre there is a ton to vote on.

To vote on the best fighting game of 2012 check out SpikeTV's official website.

Tip sent in by Virtua_Kazama.

Updated: Big Two #51 featuring Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and SSF4 AE v2012 results and stream archive

Updated: Big Two #51 featuring Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and SSF4 AE v2012 results and stream archive Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

After some weather problems for the past two weeks, Big Two #51 is back and being streamed by Team Spooky from The Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn, New York.

They will be streaming Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4: Arena, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 over on TwitchTV.

Brackets will be available on Next Level's Challonge.

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Weekly event listings November 16 - 22, 2012

Weekly event listings November 16 - 22, 2012 If you have an event you'd like to submit, you can add it into the Events area of the forums or you can send it in via the Contact Us form.

• Tokyo, Japan: First Dead or Alive 5 official tournament Japan qualifier, November 18.

• Los Angeles, California: West Coast Classic Video Game Event & Scholarship Fundraiser, November 17.

• San Diego, California: San Diego Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament, November 17. You can check out the live stream for this event on TwitchTV.

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MLG, DreamHack and Electronic Sports League partner up to unify and elevate eSports globally

MLG, DreamHack and Electronic Sports League partner up to unify and elevate eSports globally Major League Gaming, DreamHack and Electronic Sports League announced today that they all would all be partnering up for the remainder of the 2012 season and the upcoming seasons for 2013.

They are hoping that with this partnership, they can create a more manageable and sustainable infrastructure for players that will become the basis for eSports according to Ralf Reichert CEO of Turtle Entertainment GmbH.

The partnership includes, but is not limited to.

• Universal Ranking: A universal ranking system across organizations for all major game titles directly impacting seeding and event qualification.

• Master Tournament Calendar: One event calendar ensuring a minimum or no conflicts to ease players’ schedules and enables fans across the globe to easily spectate.

• Unified Competition Structure: Development of a unified competition structure for all major titles at all tournaments.

• Talent and Marketing Efforts: Cross promotion and support for all leagues to drive further awareness for eSports and league activities, as well as a shared roster of commentators and broadcast talent.

In the past, DreamHack ran a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken tournament which had nearly $10,000 up for grabs. While we still haven't seen any Capcom games at an MLG event, they are still hosting tournaments for Mortal Kombat 9 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Via MLG's official website.

Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 will tell origins of original Sub-Zero characters, starts filming Nov. 28

Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 will tell origins of original Sub-Zero characters, starts filming Nov. 28 Writer and director of the Mortal Kombat: Legacy web series, Kevin Tancharoen, had previously stated that season 2 would be about the actual Mortal Kombat tournament, being something closer to the hearts of fans of the series.

Bloody Disgusting has picked up a few more details, noting that the upcoming season will cover the origins of Bi-Han and Kuai Liang (the two Sub-Zeros from MK1 and MK2).

Also, we'll learn about the backgrounds of various fighters, as the new episodes will follow these character's plot lines: Kano, Liu Kang, Raiden, Johnny Cage, Scorpion, Sonya, Kung Lao, Kitana, Mileena, Jax, Baraka, Stryker, Shang Tsung, Quan Chi, Ermac and Kenshi.

Shooting is set to begin soon, starting on November 28, 2012 in Los Angeles, CA, but no release date for season 2's episodes has been locked down yet. To scope out the previously released announcement video, hit the jump.

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Master Series Europe SF 25th anniversary YouTube replays featuring Alioune, Problem X and more

The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Master Series Europe qualifiers played out a little ways back, but Haunts at Capcom-Unity and iPlayWinner has just posted a ton of replays from the event for people to check out.

There are some good matches here from Alioune, CG|Problem X, Fuzzy and Dig|Zak Bennett. The grand finals for SSF4 AE v2012, SFxT, SF3 3s and SSF2T HDR are all available in this story, but you can find a playlist with a ton more matches and the rest of the embeds after the jump.

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Chun-Li papercraft creation is all kinds of awesome

About 4 feet tall and well crafted, Lubre53 built a large Chun-Li papercraft stand up. Re-creating her original look, you can see she's sporting her signature outfit that debuted in Street Fighter 2 and fairly large thighs.

Check out some images of Lubre53's creation below, including the last shot which shows her in a tore down state.


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Via the official Street Fighter Twitter account.

Kat from Gravity Rush, Emmett Graves from Starhawk coming to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as free DLC

Seth Killian, lead game designer at Sony's Santa Monica Studio, announced today that Kat from Gravity Rush and Emmett Graves from Starhawk will be added to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale as free DLC.

There's a two week window where both fighters will be available for free, after release. After that time, it's unclear how Kat and Emmett will be made available for download, and if there will be any resulting fees to pay to use them.

Killian noted that these are, "the first DLC characters" implying there will be additional fighters added to the game.

Emmett's playstyle will include his signature weapons, but he'll also be able to utilize Starhawk’s unique "Build-in-Battle" system, calling down help from the sky. Kat uses gravity to position herself for unique aerial attacks. Check out the character's artwork below.


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Source: U.S. PlayStation Blog. Submitted by Green_Squiggly and Fat Pigeon.

Fuudo's Fei Long vs. Owarire's E. Honda - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

During one of the weekly Kachitagari TV streams, RZR|Fuudo played a great set of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 matches against an E. Honda player named Owarire, who is the 6th ranked E. Honda player in the Japanese arcades.
Via Tokidoblog

Mad Catz interviews from Youmacon 2012 with IFC Yipes, Justin Wong and Alex Jebailey

Dominion Method Gaming's Jason24cf did some great interviews on behalf of Mad Catz during Youmacon 2012's tournament. Jason interviews BT|IFC Yipes, EG|Justin Wong and Alex Jebailey. Many different topics are covered from what Yipes plans to eventually do with his Curleh Mustache tournament series, when Justin plans to retire and much more.

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TopangaTV announces 8-man Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament, one match per week, first to ten sets featuring Nemo, Tokido, Abegen, Frieda

Topanga announced an 8 man Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament, tentatively called Z Tournament.

This will be an offline, single elimination, one match per week in a first to ten setting. This will be streamed on the TopangaTV TwitchTV channel, starting next week if possible.

The 8 players will be Frieda, OGTY, Jeo, Uda, Abegen, VX, Nemo and MCZ|Tokido. Match-ups will be drawn on stream and the winner of the tournament will receive 50,000 yen.

Via Beastnote Blog.

Private messaging system now available on EventHubs

Private messaging system now available on EventHubs Thanks to TheUncharted's hard work, we here at EventHubs have added a private messaging feature to the site.

At the top of the website now, you will see a mail notification box. You can access your inbox and compose messages through there or you can alternatively send messages to others by going to their profile pages and hit message. An example can be seen here on my profile.

As we know some people do not want to be able to receive messages from everyone, so we have also implemented a "friend system." In your privacy settings while editing your profile, you can choose between receiving messages from everyone, friends only or nobody. There is also an option to get email notifications for new messages.

It is recommended that you continue to use the submit news option, instead of PMing staff members about news, as it will ensure your submission is read faster.

If anyone notices any problems with the system, please feel free to leave a comment below or give us a heads up via the Contact Us form.

There might be other areas of EventHubs that were recently updated as well...

IGN Live presents: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale live stream

IGN Live presents: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale live stream IGN is currently streaming some PlaySTation All-Stars Battle Royale.

They are currently playing through the game's arcade mode and are joined by Omar Kendall from SuperBot to discuss the different aspects of the game. Additionally, they are giving away 10 copies of the games to fans who tweet questions to them at the IGN official Twitter.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale releases next week on November 20, 2012. Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition v2012 ranked match replays featuring CJtruth, Sanford Kelly, Wolfkrone, iPeru, Narou and more

TFXBlaze has posted a few compilations of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. This set features CJtruth, EMP|Sanford Kelly, Wolfkrone, Narou, DMG|iPeru, MMS|Native and many more.

Hit the jump to see more.

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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale has gone gold on both Playstation 3 and Vita, hundereds of hours of content in game

Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale has gone gold on both Playstation 3 and Vita, hundereds of hours of content in game Seth Killian wrote an installment of the Playstation Blog recently to drop a few bits of information about Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale. Both the Playstation 3 and PS Vita versions have gone gold, meaning the games are finalized and ready to be sold next week on November 20th.

Also, in response to a user's comment asking about single player options, Seth mentioned that there will be hundreds of hours of content to keep players busy for quite a while. Below is Killian's response.

Beyond arcade mode with intros, endings, and rival cut-scenes for every character and all the multiplayer stuff, All-Stars has tons of interesting challenges and trials (both overall trials and character-specific stuff). Certainly it’s hundreds of hours of content there, and a very extensive set of unlocks, from titles, to taunts, to character-specific intro and outro moves, musical themes, badges, etc. Hope this helps.

This Playstation Blog also features the intro cinematic for PS All-Stars that was released last week. This shows a glimpse at Polygon Man, the final boss of the game.

You can check that trailer out here, in case you missed it.

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