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The Manila Cup results ft. Itabashi Zangief, Humanbomb, Dark Jeiwa, ABEGEN

Update: This story has been updated with results and a stream archive.

Earlier: This weekend The Manila Cup takes place in Pasig City in the Philippines. It's a major event held in the Imperium e-Sports Bar and Videogame Lounge, and features a number of very strong players playing six different games.

The games featured are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, Smash Bros. for Wii U, Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3, and Guilty Gear Xrd, with players such as Itabashi Zangief, CCG|Humanbomb, Dark Jeiwa, ABEGEN, and many more expected to make an appearance.

This is also a Capcom Pro Tour event, so there will be ranking points up for grabs in the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament, as well as potential cup placement. Below is the schedule for the event, as well as it's address:

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Hit the jump to check out the stream, being handled by XSplit.

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'That's freakin' Bo' Rai Cho' - Maximilian speculates on the identity of upcoming Mortal Kombat X characters in Kombat Pack 2

The second Mortal Kombat X "Kombat Pack" has been officially announced, and fans of the game have been excitedly attempting to identify the four, shadowy figures in the teaser image.

Maximilian has put together a video that offers his speculations as to the identities of a couple of the upcoming characters, as well as reasoning behind his theories.

The only real evidence we have thus far is a silhouette-laden teaser image, and Max acknowledges that said silhouettes may or may not be representative of the actual new characters. Assuming they are however, Max is sold on the fact that one of the upcoming fighters is Bo' Rai Cho.

He believes he may know the identity of one other as well, which you can hear all about in the video after the jump.

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More DLC officially announced for Mortal Kombat X; will add new characters, skins, and a new environment

Yesterday, Ed Boon hinted at a new Kombat Pack for Mortal Kombat X by releasing an image on Twitter that shows four mysterious character silhouettes.

This morning, WB has officially announced that new DLC is making its way to Mortal Kombat X. According to the press release, we'll be seeing new playable characters, skins, and a new environment.

All of this new DLC will be released in the first half of 2016. Below is a better look at yesterday's image.

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Unfortunately, no reveals as to who the new DLC characters are was made, but here's hoping we find out soon.

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'There are five people who could be the best at MKX right now' - SonicFox on his exhibition with Perfect Legend, his winnings and more with Daily Dot

For those wondering, that banner does indeed depict a rare sighting of Dominique "cR|SonicFox" Mclean without his trademark blue hat. Fox sat down with Daily Dot eSports for an online interview wherein he discussed a handful of topics.

In the interview, Fox goes into his exhibtion with RZR|Perfect Legend at Summer Jam, specifically discussing the tension leading up to the set and where his and PL's relationship stands.

He also touches on the latest Mortal Kombat X patch, the best in the business right now and a bit about the fighting game community's reaction to the publicizing of his sexuality at Summer Jam.

With a world championship under his belt, over 100 thousand in tournament winnings and a respected persona both in and out of the gaming community, SonicFox has become quite the public figure even before the age of 18.

Hit the jump to see the interview. Just as a heads up, it has some NSFW language at parts.

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Kombat Pack 2 to be announced tomorrow? Ed Boon shows four mysterious Mortal Kombat X silhouettes

There's been plenty of Mortal Kombat X buzz this week as series co-creator, Ed Boon, has left a plethora of hints on his Twitter. Just today, Boon all but confirmed an incoming second Kombat Pack.

He included an image in the exact same format as the previous Kombat Pack character reveal, showing at least four silhouettes of upcoming fighters. Additionally, Boon tweeted a picture of the classic MK stage, The Pit, earlier in the week.

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Who do you think will be joining the MKX cast this time around? Let us know in the comments below.

Sent in by DestinyZX1, ZHZ90 and nightmaresteam.

Quan Chi's portal chip damage and Tanya throw glitch damage tweaked - Mortal Kombat X hotfix released

Mortal Kombat X has seen a handful of game-changing bugs in recent times.

After the latest patch, a small glitch surfaced that allows Tanya to get 34% damage from a single throw after she hits her opponent with Dark Shroud or Devil's Dust. Even before the update, a bug that allows Quan Chi to stack two portals in his Sorcerer variation was discovered, giving him increased armor, insane chip damage, and more.

NetherRealm Studios is currently working on getting those bugs completely removed, but until then the team has released a quick hotfix that temporarily addresses the aforementioned bugs, and also makes a few other changes. For now, the damage on Quan Chi's portal chip damage has been reduced, as well as the damage on Tanya's throw after Dark Shroud and Devil's Dust. These alterations aren't permanent, and we'll be seeing those bugs completely removed in a later patch.

Hit the jump to check out the hotfix change list.

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Mortal Kombat X receives a $10,000 pot bonus at SoCal Regionals 2015

If you haven't picked up Mortal Kombat X yet, we highly suggest doing so. Warner Bros. Games and Nether Realm Studios have teamed up to donate a whopping $10,000 to the MKX prize pot at SoCal Regionals this year.

It truly seems that all cash rivers flow toward MKX, as the game has seen multiple hefty pot bonuses in recent months, the most notable of which being the 50K at EVO.

SoCal Regionals organizer, LU|Alex Valle boasts on his Twitter that the West Coast has some resident MKX sleepers who haven't been traveling much, and that the East Coast titans had best be prepared.

As the stakes continue to rise, we anticipate an increasingly hype tournament this year in Southern California.

If you haven't already, you can pre-register for SCR 2015 here. Source: LevelUp's Facebook.

Think Tanya was nerfed in the latest Mortal Kombat X patch? Think again! Tanya's throws do more than double damage with this new glitch

In the most recent Mortal Kombat X patch, NRS developers intended to nerf Tanya a bit, but they may have accidentally given her an incredibly strong buff.

In her Pyromancer variation, Tanya can use her Dark Shroud technique to make opponents more vulnerable to fireballs on both hit and block. Now however, when opponents are "Shrouded," they take a full 32% damage when thrown.

Tanya's throws normally only deal 12%, meaning that this glitch boosts them with a 260% damage increase. No doubt NRS is likely already aware of this, and probably working on a ninja fix as you read this. In the meantime, Tanya's Pyromancer variation may be the way to go.

Hit the jump to see video footage of the glitch.

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Updated: Mortal Kombat X 1.08 update is live, check out the official patch notes here

Updated again: Official patch notes have been added to this story. The patch is now live.

Additionally, Tyler Lansdown mentioned on stream that we'll be seeing a big Mortal Kombat X announcement later this week.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew is back for another Kombat Kast. It's been a little over a month since we last saw a broadcast, and today we're in for a treat.

This particular stream will be devoted to discussing patch notes for the upcoming MKX update.

NRS representatives took to Twitter last week to give hints at what balance changes we'll be seeing. From what we know, Jacqui Briggs players will be happy with the update, and both Kano and Kotal Kahn will be receiving new attacks.

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Phenom's OCV, an in-game bug sends DJT home, and another grand finals controller malfunction - Summer Jam 9 highlights

Summer Jam 9 was jam-packed with exciting match ups and epic moments. Having tuned in for the whole weekend of tournament goodness, we here at EventHubs wanted to share with our readers some of our favorite and some of the most intense moments from the event.

Featured here, you'll find an OCV (one-character-victory), perfects, comebacks, and much more! Below is our first highlight to get you started.

Phenom OCV's Noel, Strider, and NuckleDu in USF4 teams

During the Ultra Street Fighter 4 team tournament on day one of Summer Jam, BX3TPL|Phenom's M. Bison put in work. When going up against a team consisting of some of the U.S.'s strongest warriors (WFX|801 Strider, Liquid|NuckleDu, and UVG|Noel Brown), Phenom managed to take out all three in a OCV.

Even more impressive is the fact that Phenom defeated NuckleDu's Guile, which is one of Bison's worst match ups and regarded as one of the worst match ups in the game.

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Summer Jam 9 results ft. Dieminion, SonicFox, Snake Eyez, XCaliburBladez, DaBuz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's biggest multi-game event is Summer Jam 9, which features a whopping 16 fighting games that we'll be covering for you this weekend.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, SoulCalibur 5, Skullgirls, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and King of Fighters 13.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so Ultra Street Fighter 4 points are up for grabs, but it's also a qualifier for the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royale, the finals of which are taking place at NEC in December of this year, so there's a lot at stake.

Also, a lot of high-level competitors are attending. You can expect to see Liquid|NuckleDu, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, Tempo|NYChrisG, MC Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|Dieminion, KIG|Problem X, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, IQHQ|DaBuz, TS|LordKnight, YOMI|MIT, WFX|801 Strider, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, MC Static, RZR|Perfect Legend, SweetRevenge, BX3TPL|Phenom, TSC|IFC Yipes, DJ Nintendo, YOMI|Slayer, FF|ElvenShadow, The Moon, YOMI|REO, Master, Zhu, YOMI|DJT, Flux, YOMI|Michaelangelo, KIT|Cloud805, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|Unkn0wn, ModBot|6WX, BCW|Brenttiscool, Julio, TS|NerdJosh, IQHQ|DKWill, UM|RMZ, Cactuar, PAG|Glitch, OG|Shine and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, KombatNetwork, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump for the live streams and stream schedule.

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SCR Prelude 2 results ft. Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, Chris King, Tyrant

Updated: Final results and archives have been added.

Earlier: SCR Prelude 2 is taking place today in Anaheim, California. This one-day event is the second of two tournaments leading up to SoCal Regionals 2015.

Games being played today include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, WL|Chris King, HB|Tyrant, Miniboss, GutterMagic, and more will be competing, so be sure to tune in! You can find the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

You can find the live streams and schedule after the jump.

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Alberta Beatdown 5 live stream ft. Nairo, Mr. R, Denti, BigD, Alphicans and more

There's a lot of action going on elsewhere this weekend, but Canada sure isn't sleeping, either. This weekend, we've got Alberta Beatdown 5 going on, with a heavy Super Smash Bros. Wii U presence, including top players such as Liquid|Nairo, LLL|Mr. R, TLOC|Denti, TEG|BigD, TEG|Alphicans and many more.

It's not all about Super Smash Bros. Wii U, though. The tournament's main lineup of games includes Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M as well. The event will also feature sid tournaments for Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-.

Streaming duties are being handled by Edmonton Gamers, SSB University and DasHype.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule for the event.

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Mortal Kombat X on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has been cancelled

Those hoping for an "old-gen" version of Mortal Kombat X will not be happy with today's news.

A community admin over on the WB Games forums made an official announcement earlier today, stating that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game have been cancelled.

Below is the official statement.

After months of development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has come to the regrettable conclusion that we cannot release Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game.

We were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game and are very sorry for not being able to deliver the products as originally planned.

The WB representative encourages those who pre-ordered the last-gen ports to visit their local retailer as they will be given a full refund for the product.

Source: WB Games. Sent in by nightmaresteam.

Jacqui, Kano, and more reportedly getting buffed, 'news and klues' to be shown - Kombat Kast returns this coming Monday

The last Mortal Kombat X Kombat Kast broadcasted showed off Tremor -- the final DLC character in the first Kombat Pack. This was over a month ago...

Today, NetherRealm's various Twitter accounts, including MK co-creator Ed Boon and Community Specialist Tyler Lansdown, announced that the Kast would be returning this coming Monday, and according to them this stream will be jam-packed with good stuff.

A new Mortal Kombat X patch with balance changes is on its way, and we can expect to see some of the alterations demonstrated / discussed during the upcoming Kombat Kast. Boon, Lansdown, and the official NetherRealm Studios Twitter account report that Jacqui, Kano, and the sun god (Kotal Kahn) will be receiving buffs in the next patch.

Boon doesn't go into specifics about Jacqui, merely telling fans of the character to "rejoice." However, Kano will be receiving a new combo extending popup attack and a new move is being added to Kotal's arsenal. Obviously, these reported changes don't make up the entire list of patch notes, so we'll be seeing more buffs and nerfs next week.

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