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Early entrance numbers for EVO 2013 by game - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Smash, SFxT and more

Early entrance numbers for EVO 2013 by game - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Smash, SFxT and more The EVO crew recently put out beta brackets for EVO 2013. Keep in mind, these are not the finalized versions of the brackets, and they're subject to change.

We decided to calculate the number of players in every bracket, factoring in byes. Assuming my math is correct you can find a number listing of the competitors scheduled to play Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Street Fighter X Tekken, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena, King of Fighters 13 and Mortal Kombat 9.

Hit the jump to check out the rundown.

CEO 2013 results, stream archives and more - Mago, Momochi, Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Filipino Champ, Yipes, Mike Ross, Ryan Hart

CEO 2013 results, stream archives and more - Mago, Momochi, Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Filipino Champ, Yipes, Mike Ross, Ryan Hart Updated with final results: This story has been updated with final results, battle logs and additional details from day three of CEO 2013.

Hope you don't have anything planned this weekend, because CEO will be roaring throughout the whole three days, with lots of amazing games to be played, including Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena and more.

To check out a larger rundown on what will be going on during the event, check out our tournament preview, and after the jump we've also included a schedule for you to gaze at longingly.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams being provdided by CEO Gaming, Capcom Fighters and FunkyP Gaming.

Shao Kahn and M. Bison face off in ScrewAttack's latest Death Battle

Ever wondered who would come out of top between the Emperor of Outworld and the Master of Psycho Power? Well, ScrewAttack is here to make you wonder no more, with the latest installment of their Death Battle-series covering that very matchup. Mortal Kombat's Shao Kahn goes up against Street Fighter's M. Bison in a glorious battle, but only one can survive. Check it out below.

Do you agree with the results? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to RebornNYC6 and Kuei for the news tip.

CEO 2013 preview: Mago, Momochi, Xian, Justin Wong, Chris G, Filipino Champ, Yipes, Mike Ross, Ryan Hart and more

CEO 2013 preview: Mago, Momochi, Xian, Justin Wong, Chris G, Filipino Champ, Yipes, Mike Ross, Ryan Hart and more CEO 2013 will be taking place this weekend, and will feature a large variety of games including Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena and several other titles.

But it's not just about the games, it's also about the players. The list of expected attendees is stacked, with big names like EG|Justin Wong, MCZ|Mago, DM|Xian and AGE|NYChrisG present on it. It's also worth noting that this tournament is the last Road to EVO tournament, so this is where people will want to shine before proving their worth at the biggest tournament of them all.

Hit the jump to check out the full preview.

Smash Bros. has over 550 sign ups for EVO - game-by-game breakdown of CEO's registrants

Smash Bros. has over 550 sign ups for EVO - game-by-game breakdown of CEO's registrants Mr. Wizard mentioned today that Super Smash Bros. Melee, a game that was added to EVO 2013's lineup by the fans, currently has over 550 players registered to compete.

This is a huge number of players, especially for a game that wasn't even originally going to be in the lineup, but was added because fans raised almost $100,000 for breast cancer research.

To give these numbers a bit of context, we're comparing them with CEO 2013's current lineup, which is going down this weekend in Orlando, Florida. CEO is sure to be one of the biggest tournaments of the year, and their registration just closed, but they'll be accepting emergency registrants at the door. As such, these numbers aren't final, but do offer a solid look at how things should end up.

Hit the jump to check them out.

What kind of PC will you need to run Mortal Kombat 9? We've got answers

What kind of PC will you need to run Mortal Kombat 9? We've got answers The minimum and recommended requirements for Mortal Kombat 9 on the PC have been put out into the wild. The digital version is scheduled for release on July 3, 2013, while retail copies will be out the following month on August 6th.

PC gamers will be able to try their hand at MK9, if they meet the following system specifications. Note that Windows XP isn't supported.

Minimum Requirements
OS: (32-bit) Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
CPU: Intel Core Duo, 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon X2, 2.8 GHz
Memory: 2 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS / AMD Radeon 3850
DirectX: DX 10
Windows XP and DirectX® 9.0c and below not supported

Recommended Requirements
• OS: (64-bit) Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
• CPU: Intel Core i5 750, 2.67 GHz / AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz
• Memory: 4 GB
• Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 / AMD Radeon HD 6950
• DirectX: DX 11

There's still an offer of 25% off if you pre-order MK9 before June 21, 2013 at 3 p.m. GMT.

What do you think of the requirements to run MK9? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Source: GreenManGaming.

Mortal Kombat 9 PC version available for pre-order on Greenman Gaming

Greenman Gaming recently tossed up a listing for the upcoming PC port of Mortal Kombat 9 Komplete Edition. PC players can now pre-purchase the digital version of the game for $29.99 USD.

This game will require an active Steam account in order to play and will become available on July 3 of this year. The retail copy of the game will be released the following month on August 6.

Note: You can score 25% off of your MK9 pre-purchase by using the code GMG25-2G9OL-15PO7. This offer will end on June 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. GMT / 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT.

Check out some screens from the game below.


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Tip by Ja_Kal.

GUTS2 results and stream archives - featuring Dieminion, Sabin, Sanford Kelly, Alukard, Lucky D, Fooblat, WinRich and more

Updated with results and a stream archive: This story has been updated with top 8 results for multiple games and a stream archive for the final day of action from Spooky's stream.

The Game Underground Tournament Spectacular 2 (GUTS2) is currently under way in Boston, Massachusetts. The live streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Game Underground, Bifuteki and WWW Smash. The tournament will be kicking off shortly.

The games being competed in today include Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter X Tekken, Super Smash Bros. Brawl / Melee and many others. The winners for both SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 will be receiving VxG seeding points.

Players in attendance include EMP|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Dieminion, Arturo "TS|Sabin" Sanchez, MH|Alukard, FNEX|K-Brad, Weirdo Neo, AG|Native Impact, AG|Lucky D, TS|Fooblat, BIFU|Winrich and more.


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Hit the jump to check out the live stream embeds.

Wonder Woman, Jade, Kitana and Scarlet cosplay from Evgeniya Rukavitsina

Today, we've put together a small cosplay gallery featuring Evgeniya Rukavitsina a great cosplayer who has done some costumes from Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Below we've have compiled some images from her Deviant Art which features Wonder Woman, Jade, Kitana and Scarlet.

Hit the jump to see more.

Perfect Legend joins Fnatic - eSports team known for having the most financially successful Counter-Strike squad

Perfect Legend joins Fnatic - eSports team known for having the most financially successful Counter-Strike squad Another big eSports organization has welcomed one of the top Mortal Kombat 9 players into their fold. Carl "Perfect Legend" White is now a member of Fnatic, an eSports organization perhaps best known for having the most financially successful Counter-Strike team around.

They join compLexity and Evil Geniuses as other major eSports groups that have players in the fighting game community.

Founded in 2004, this isn't Fnatic's first foray into fighting games, but they're trying to break back into the genre with Perfect Legend. They had this to say about White coming on board.

From now on, the well known player, Perfect Legend will fight under the Black and Orange banner. Since the early years of his life, Carl White has been playing fighting games, and has been very successful. As of right now he is a three-time world champion in fighting games. In 2006 he won his first championship followed by two more in recent years. But now he is preparing for another coup to add yet another championship to his collection.

Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice are the games of his choice at the moment, but also Dead or Alive and Super Street Fighter are games he was successful in.

Source: Fnatic.com, tip from LavellUp.

Northwest Majors V results, stream archive - featuring Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz, KaneBlueRiver, Air and more

Northwest Majors V results, stream archive - featuring Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz, KaneBlueRiver, Air and more Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from Northwest Majors V.

Northwest Majors V is about to kick off at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT, live from Des Moines, Washington. The tournament will take place June 7th-9th, and features Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, King of Fighters 13, Persona 4 Arena, Mortal Kombat 9 , tekken Tag Tournament 2, Virtua Fighter 4: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Quite a few top players will be in attendance including coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Oritz, KaneBlueRiver, CCG|Air, Hi I'm Nastyy, AC|XsK Samurai, Dragoomba and more.

Hit the jump to check out the streams and the event's schedule.

Ed Boon: The original Mortal Kombat only had 6 characters, when it tested well in arcades we decided to add a 'girl fighter'

NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon posted a few interesting bits of information about the original Mortal Kombat and its location tests at Times Square Arcade in Chicago, Illinois. Boon mentions that the primary roster only included six characters, (Sonya not included), and after it tested well with fans, they decided to toss in a female fighter.

Way way way back in the day, we tested the original Mortal Kombat in an arcade called "Times Square" on Broadway St. in Chicago. It only had 6 characters (Sonya was missing) and when it tested well, we decided to add a "girl fighter" to the mix.

Ed also shared a small Mortal Kombat sign that was posted at the arcade before the second location test began. He pointed out that the classic MK dragon logo actually faced left back then, instead of to the right as it does now.

Before we brought MK back for its 2nd test at Time Square arcade, John Tobias drew a poster that we wrote a message like "Returning Soon". While going through my basement, I stumbled across that sign that we hung in the (Times Square arcade) window!


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Notice the backwards dragon (we didn't decide to ONLY point it to the right yet) and the box at the bottom for the text.

Via Ed Boon's Twitter.

BloodyNights' Noob Saibot and Maxninja15's Mileena guides win EventHubs contest for April and May

BloodyNights' Noob Saibot and Maxninja15's Mileena guides win EventHubs contest for April and May Today we have two winners of the EventHubs forums guide contest for the months of April and May. BloodyNights will be awarded the $50 for his Mortal Kombat 9 Noob Saibot guide and Maxninja15 will also be given $50 for his Mileena guide.

Both of these guides do a great job of introducing their respective character and have a break down of normal moves, specials, combos and more. Be sure to check these out if you're looking to brush up in preparation for the release of Mortal Kombat 9 on PC.

If you are interested in writing a guide for next month's contest or you're just looking for a place to level up and gather information, visit the forums section here on the site.

All games are eligible for this prize and this contest is held monthly. Feel free to send your guides in via our submit news feature here on the site.

Below is a bit from BloodyNights' Noob guide to get you started. Hit the jump to check out a bit of Maxninja's guide as well.

Pros:

+Powerful Zoneing Tools
+Powerful Mix Ups
+Has One of the Best Teleports in the Game
+Has One of the Best Anti-air's in the Game
+His X-Ray is Very Easy to Land, and Covers the Entire Screen

Cons:
-Low Damage Output Outside of the Corner
-Lacks Combo Ability Outside of the Corner
-Slow Normals When Compared With the Rest of the Cast
-His Specials Tend to Overlap Each Other

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 results featuring ChrisG, Mike Ross, Tom Brady, KaneBlueRiver, Air, Latif and more

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 results featuring ChrisG, Mike Ross, Tom Brady, KaneBlueRiver, Air, Latif and more Updated with final results: The results of Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 have been added into the story after the jump.

Ultimate Fight Game Tournament 9 is now streaming from Chicago, Illinois. This is a Road to EVO 2013 event and many games will be giving EVO seeding points for its top place players. There will be a ton of games played including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 and more.

Numerous top players will be attendance including AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|Tom Brady, FNEX|Kbrad, KaneBlueRiver, Perfect Legend, RZR|Latif, BT|Viscant, EG|Floe, CCG|Air and more.

Hit the jump to check out the streams and check our tournament preview for a full rundown.

First Fatality was discovered and performed by 12 year old boy during original Mortal Kombat location test

First Fatality was discovered and performed by 12 year old boy during original Mortal Kombat location test With the 21st anniversary of the original Mortal Kombat's release coming up next month, we thought it would be interesting to share with you an article written by MK co-creator John Tobias last year during the 20th anniversary. Tobias shares a story about the very first weekend location test for the original Mortal Kombat game and talks about how players responded to it in the Time Square Arcade located in Chicago, Illinois.

Among the bevy of interesting tidbits Tobias speaks on in this article, he recalls an eager 12 - 13 year old boy who actually discovered one of the Fatalities in the game. This hidden move was found during the weekend location test and was the first of its kind to be performed by the public.

Below is a bit to get you started but be sure to read the full post over on John Tobias' blog here.

Inside the arcade, I turned my attention back to the Mortal Kombat machine, and tried to observe the players inconspicuously. But, one of them recognized me from the day before. The pesky kid was about 12 or 13 years-old and it would’ve seemed odd for him to be out so late on a Sunday night had it not been for the Bulls’ victory. He quickly peppered me with questions—he found one of Mortal Kombat’s hidden Fatality moves and wanted to know if it was a random occurrence or if he did something to make it happen.

He had no money and when not on his knees scavenging for tokens, he would stand at the ready and wait for another player to win a match and then step in and attack the game’s controls to try and recreate what he had seen earlier.

I was surprised that a Fatality had been discovered so quickly. None of the other players believed him and I wouldn’t confirm that what he had seen even existed, which prompted him to out me as one of the game’s makers. I don’t know what people thought a videogame designer looked like back then, but apparently I did not look like one. The other players took one look at me and laughed it off.

Tip by Ryukenden.


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