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Final Round 17 preview: Infiltration, GamerBee, K-Brad, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, NuckleDu - 5th character reveal, USF4 location test

This is going to be a very exciting weekend for fighting game fans, as Final Round 17 is happening in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 5th character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be officially unveiled, there will be a location test for the game, plus more live streams than you can shake a stick at.

Also, there will be a ton of great fighting game tournaments featuring players like Infiltration, AVM|GamerBee, FNEX|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|NuckleDu, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|IFC Yipes, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Wolfkrone and more.

For a complete breakdown of Final Round 17, hit the jump to view our preview.

Tokido knows how to nail a slam dunk - Funny and Cool Moments Episode 83 shows crazy Sean shenanigans, unbelievable game bugs and more

As always, you can count of LiangHuBBB to bring content to the people.

Today, we have a new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series, showcasing things such as MCZ|Tokido's masterful Sean play in 3rd Strike, game-breaking bugs all over the place and the reason why Guy wears Nike sneakers.

Hit the jump to check it out.

SoCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, Gamerbee, ChrisG, Wao, Michael-tan, PR Balrog & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with final results from SCR 2014, including battle logs and other notes, plus stream archives. Hit the jump to view them.

SoCal Regionals 2014 is kicking off today, and will be running from February 28 - March 2 in Irvine, California. This event is going to be huge with 20 tournament games, and a slew of amazing players in attendance.

Players expected to compete include Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, AVM|Gamerbee, NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, FNEX|K-Brad, Wao, YBK|Michael-tan, CCG|Chi-Rithy, EG|fLoE, Knives, CTRL|RayRay, MMG|ApologyMan, BT|Angelic, EMP|NuckleDu, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Snake Eyez, NGL|Chris, iPeru, NGL|Marq Teddy, FRQ|Filipin0man, Damdai, and many others.

Additionally, SCR will be holding an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test that is open to attendees. A special exhibition is also taking place this weekend, featuring Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, AVM|Gamerbee, Chris King, Snake Eyez, Wao, and YBK|Michael-tan.

Hit the jump to check out the results, battle logs, event schedule and more.

Virgin Gaming adds Mortal Kombat 9 to their online money match service - compete for cash on consoles

Earlier this month, Virgin Gaming unveiled a new online service that allows Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 players to compete in money matches for real cash.

Today, it has been announced that Mortal Kombat 9 players will now be able to get in on the action. Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users can now compete online in head-to-head or league bouts, challenge opponents, and more.

Players must create an account over on Virgin Gaming (it's free) before getting started. Once registered, you can begin looking for opponents to challenge.

There's more information on Virgin Gaming's site, so be sure to check it out if you'd like to begin betting hard cash on your matches.

Via Virgin Gaming's Twitter.

Registration numbers by game for the SoCal Regionals 2014, SSF4 AE v2012 leads pack

Registration for the SoCal Regionals 2014 tournament has closed, and the signup numbers for all 20 games are in.

900 competitors will be participating in one of the top FGC majors of 2014 this weekend, but if you're curious how the game-by-game breakdown goes, we have those details.

Also, if you'd like to signup on site, emergency registration will be available. You can find a complete rundown of all of this information, plus overall event info, after the jump.

24 star Kiefer Sutherland confirms involvement in upcoming Mortal Kombat game

IGN recently conducted an interview with actor Kiefer Sutherland, star of the hit television show 24, during which he confirmed having worked on an upcoming Mortal Kombat game.

While talking about his other video game role as Big Boss in Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, Sutherland mentioned that he was also involved in an MK title. “I did Mortal Kombat, and that's such a huge game," Sutherland said, "but it’s so not like [MGS5]."

The actor noted that his work on this mysterious Mortal Kombat title is already complete, but did not divulge what his role was.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

Early entrance numbers for SoCal Regionals 2014 by game - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Smash, BlazBlue and more

We checked with Level|Up to find out what the early registration numbers are for the SoCal Regionals 2014, by game. With 20 titles in the lineup, we thought it'd be interesting to see which games have attracted the most players so far.

Also, an influx of users is expected to flood in a week before registration ends, on February 23, so it's highly advised that you sign up now, or risk not being able to compete in the games you wish to play — as registration is capped.

The caps for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3 and SSBM are 256 players. KoF13, BBCP and soon Injustice will be capped at 128, so if you're interested in signing up for any of these games, you should hit the SoCal Regionals website before the brackets fill up.

Hit the jump to see the breakdown.

Everything wrong with the Mortal Kombat movie in 7 minutes or less

The original Mortal Kombat film is a cult classic, but it may have glossed over a few details that wouldn't exactly hold up if those events actually happened in real life.

These fantasy aspects and the suspension of disbelief are often important things in modern Hollywood films to make a motion picture actually work, but if you're someone who enjoys poking fun at some of the more ridiculous parts of movies, this clip from CinemaSins will be right up your alley.

After the jump, you'll find a video which breaks down everything that's wrong with the first Mortal Kombat film in 7 minutes or less.

Apex 2014 results, battle logs and stream archive featuring Mango, Mew2King, Armada, Dr. PeePee, Hungrybox, Wobbles, Leffen and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for all games present at the event.

It's that time of the year again. Apex 2014 is upon us, and being the biggest tournament in the world for all Super Smash Bros. titles, you can count on some heavy Nintendo action this weekend.

In case Super Smash Bros. isn't your cup of tea, there's no need to worry. Besides Super Smash Bros. 64, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl as well as the fan-made Project M, games such as Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and many more are being featured as well.

Practically every Super Smash Bros. player worth of note is attending this event, and being on the East Coast you can count on several heavy hitters outside of Smash showing up for the other games as well. Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, CLASHtournaments, 8WAYRUN and Bifuteki.

Hit the jump to check out the livestreams as well as battle logs and early results, being updated as they happen.

Frosty Faustings VI results and stream archive ft. Perfect Legend, OMG Itz Andre, Danke, NeoKarsh, German Luger and more

Updated with results and a stream archive: This story has been updated with some results and a stream archive from the finals day of Frosty Faustings VI.

Chicago's second biggest tournament of the year, Frosty Faustings VI is taking place today and tomorrow at the Game Pazzo, in Chicago, IL.

Some of the notable players participating include FNATIC|Perfect Legend, TFA|OMG Itz Andre, Denial|Danke, AGT|NeoKarsh, Mean Saltine, Spriggan and TFA|German Luger.

Games being played include SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, MK9, KoF13, BBCP, GGXXAC+R, TTT2, P4A and more.

To view the live streams and see a full schedule, hit the jump.

SoCal Regionals 2014 will have 20 games in lineup this year, multiple streams

LU|Alex Valle revealed the lineup for the SoCal Regionals 2014, which is taking place February 28 - March 2, 2014, in Irvine, CA.

The SoCal Regionals has become one of the most premiere tournaments in all of the fighting game community, and this year is shaping up to be another whopper with 20 games in the lineup.

Level|Up will have two streams that they personally host, and there will be separate 3D and anime streams, plus there could potentially be even more live video feeds.

You can view the full lineup after the jump, along with the announcement stream.

Orchid fights without legs, Fei Long runs a muck in Super Turbo, and more - Funny and Cool Moments best of 2013 / new clips

LiangHuBBB put together his year end episode of Funny and Cool moments. Marking number 81 in the series, this installment compiles the best clips from 2013, and adds a ton of new ones.

There are some very wacky clips here including a strange graphical glitch that pits Orchid into a Killer Instinct match without the lower half of her body, strange bugs that get King of Fighters 13 characters stuck in their super animations, and more.

Additionally, the latter part of the video shows numerous clips of Fei Long getting away with all kinds of dirty tactics in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. Comebacks, mix ups, and combos; there's a lot to be seen here.

Hit the jump to check out LiangHuBBB's latest Funny and Cool Moments.

EventHubs' readers chose Killer Instinct, Blazblue Chrono Phantasma, and 4 others as the 6 games they want on the EVO 2014 line up

Earlier this month, we here at EventHubs generated an unofficial poll to determine which 6 games our readers most wanted to see on the official EVO 2014 line up. Although a few of the games that received the most votes were ones you'd expect, we do have a few surprises on the list.

Over 15,000 votes were sent in, and the final tallies show that our readers would like to see both Killer Instinct and Blazblue Chrono Phantasma played as main games in Vegas next year.

There are a still four other games that were voted in, so be sure to hit the jump to see if your choices made the cut.

Street Fighter 2 bolstered our desire to do a fighting game says original Mortal Kombat dev, uppercuts caused game to get green lit

Street Fighter 2 bolstered our desire to do a fighting game says original Mortal Kombat dev, uppercuts caused game to get green lit Several years ago G4TV ran a special examining the origins of the Mortal Kombat series with John Tobias and Ed Boon, but it was recently uploaded to YouTube.

The guys talk about how Mortal Kombat came to be, some of the pitfalls they were able to leap over, and what the development process was like, noting that they had a difficult time initially getting their fighting game off the ground.

"Street Fighter 2 had come out and proved successful in the arcades," said John Tobias, one of the original four people who worked on the first Mortal Kombat. "And so that just kind of bolstered our desire to do a fighting game, and it also gave management the opportunity to give us a go ahead."

It was one of the series' signature moves that got the title green lit, though, and it wasn't fatalities.

"Suddenly when we got [the uppercut] going, management came in and they saw and they were like 'green light'," said Ed Boon.

If you'd like to see more details from the G4 Icons special, you can find the full video after the jump.

Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace "Fight Fest" deal offers 50-75% discount on Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter

Xbox Live Arcade Marketplace "Fight Fest" deal offers 50-75% discount on Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur and Virtua Fighter As part of a one-day-only deal, Xbox Live Arcade is offering 75% off three titles, and 50% off one title in what they're calling "Fight Fest", a day focused specifically on fighting games.

While many of you probably already have these titles, if you don't, this would be the perfect opportunity to grab them.

Hit the jump to check out the deals, as well as their pricing for the North America region.

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