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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.

Mortal Kombat home brew flipbook animation is pretty awesome - multiple fatalities and combos

Mortal Kombat home brew flipbook animation is pretty awesome - multiple fatalities and combos A ton of drawings and a considerable amount of patience were required to make this Mortal Kombat flipbook animation, by Etoilec1.

It depicts Shang Tsung and Jax facing off as their Mortal Kombat 3 iterations, performing some of their signature moves and a few new ones, along with combos and fatalities.

If you're a fan of home brew animations, which are a bit innovative, make sure you check out the clip after the jump.

Poll: Which 6 games do you most want to see on the official EVO 2014 line up?

While it was confirmed that Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be on the official EVO 2014 line up if Capcom releases it in early June, which they have planned, we won't be receiving information on the remaining games until January of next year. So while we wait, one of our readers gave us the idea to run a poll asking which games you all want to see at EVO next year. Thanks, DevilMaySpy!

Below, we have listed all of the main fighting game titles currently featured in tournament play, and we are giving you the option to select 6 different games.

If there is a title we missed, or you'd just like to see something else played that wasn't listed, hit the "Other" option, and let us know which game you chose in the comments section.

Hit the jump, cast your votes, and let your voice be heard!

NEC 14 results and stream archives, Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2 ft. ChrisG, Flocker, Justin Wong, Filipino Champ and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Northeast Championships 14 is running this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania.

Notable players in attendance include: AGE|NYChrisG, coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Neo, CTRL|RayRay, EMP|CD Jr., UVG|Noel Brown, Ranmasama, TA|Moons, BT|Clockw0rk, XAN|DJ Houshen, EMP|Sanford Kelly, AquaSilk, PIE|Smug, KaneBlueRiver, and many more.

Additionally, NEC 14 is home to another Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test, so expect to see more footage of Capcom's upcoming patch.

Hit the jump for the live stream, and find more information about this event.

NEC XIV and Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2 tournament preview - Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Smug and more competing

The Northeast Championships XIV event is upon us, and we can expect to see some great talent competing this year. The tournament will be taking place this weekend in Pennsylvania, and along with NEC, we'll be seeing the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2.

There are tons of games to be played, numerous special events, and much more planned for this weekend.

For an in-depth breakdown of what you can expect at Northeast Championships XIV, be sure to hit the jump and read on.

Houston Rockets of the NBA do a little Mortal Kombat routine before a game to get them going

Every now and again we see fighting game references spill over into more main stream media, and we got an example of this the other day in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard, who's regarded as one of the best players in the league, does a little fight sequence on point guard Aaron Brooks, finishing him off with Mortal Kombat-styled uppercut.

Nothing overly special about the clip, but it's cool to see that some of these guys are fans of the same games we are. Hit the jump to view the very short video.

Black Friday fighting game deal roundup: Ultra Street Fighter 4 pre-order for $5 off, SFxT $9.99 and more

It's time for our annual Black Friday roundup. In this story, you'll see a listing of all of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals we could find that are relevant to the fighting game community.

Some of the highlights include a $5 off the pre-order price for Ultra Street Fighter 4, and SFxT on sale for $9.99.

Some limitations may apply on these items. We've tried to verify all of the listings either through official fliers or the company's websites, but special terms or conditions may apply in some cases.

All of the things listed here should be applicable and valid, but we cannot guarantee that your particular store/city/state will have the deals listed.

If you spot any notable deals for your fellow fighting game players, please leave the details in the comments. Hit the jump to see our breakdown.

Injustice producer Hector Sanchez leaves NetherRealm Studios

Earlier this morning, Injustice: Gods Among Us producer, Hector Sanchez, announced that today will be his last day working at NetherRealm Studios. Hector didn't specify the reason behind leaving the company, but mentioned that he is "moving on to another adventure." Sanchez worked very closely with the Injustice fans, taking balance changes, and general suggestions into consideration as NRS received them.

We wish Mr. Sanchez all the best, and thank him for all of his hard work in fighting games.

Mentioned by DevilMaySpy.

Director of Mortal Kombat Legacy no longer working on movie, Tancharoen's future involvement with the franchise in question

Director of Mortal Kombat Legacy no longer working on movie, Tancharoen's future involvement with the franchise in question If you're a fan of Kevin Tancharoen's web series Mortal Kombat Legacy, and were eagerly anticipating the upcoming motion picture, we've got some bad news for you.

Tancharoen recently stated that he's no longer involved with the motion picture — and possibly the franchise itself.

"After 3 years of Kombat, I've decided to move on to other creative opportunities. I wish everyone involved in the movie big success. Thanks," said Tancharoen.

We knew very little about the movie itself, besides that it was set to follow a supermarket employee who discovers that he has out of this world powers, and Jax, Kabal, Scorpion and Sub-Zero were set to make appearances.

Hit the jump for more.

EventHub's readers chose which 6 main games they'd like to see played at SoCal Regionals 2014 - Killer Instinct and Melee make the cut

Last week, we here at EventHubs created a poll to get an idea of which 6 games our readers would most like to see as the main titles played at SoCal Regionals 2014. This was an unofficial poll generated to give the Level|Up team a better idea of what the community would like to see played next year.

The votes have been tallied, and the results are in. Interestingly enough, both Super Smash Bros. Melee, and Killer Instinct made it into the top 6, beating out games like Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and Street Fighter X Tekken. Melee is a game that isn't really played at most major events, (sans Smash specific tournaments), and Killer Instinct is still yet to be released.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of results.

Poll: Which 6 games do you think should be the main titles at SoCal Regionals 2014?

Earlier today, Level|Up's Alex Valle tweeted out a question to the fighting game community. Being a part of the team that runs the SoCal Regionals tournament series, Valle wants to know which 5 - 6 games you'd like to see as the main titles played at SCR 2014, next year. In order to assist the Level|Up team with their decisions, we have created a poll for our readers to cast their votes. Below, we have listed all of the main fighting game titles currently featured in tournament play, and we are giving you the option to select 6 different games.

If there is a title we missed, or you'd just like to see something else played that wasn't listed, hit the "Other" option, and let us know which game you chose in the comments section.

Hit the jump to check out the poll, and cast your votes.

Boon still wants to do Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game, apparently trying to get Capcom's attention

Ed Boon has mentioned many times that he'd love to do a Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter game, but it appears his requests haven't been reciprocated by Capcom.

Boon recently said that one of his dream crossover games would be a title involving the Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter characters, but noted "A LOT more has to happen other than us just 'wanting' to do it."

He also included a hashtag in his statement which said "#HelloCapcom?" seemingly implying that his request hasn't been followed up on heavily by Capcom.

It's worth pointing out that both Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice: Gods Among Us have been pretty darn successful in the sales department, with the former selling close to 4 million units total, and likely outperforming the vanilla release of Street Fighter 4.

Injustice: Gods Among Us held a top 10 spot for three months in a row, according to the NPD, and while collective numbers haven't been revealed, it's clear this game was quite successful in terms of sales.

Capcom has 152 million in cash on hand, which is on the low side, so teaming up with a company who's experienced some very strong sales in the recent past, for a crossover title that people have been waiting for since 1992 probably wouldn't be a bad idea.

It is possible Capcom may not be too fond of the idea of Ryu getting his head ripped off, though. You can hit the jump to read Boon's tweets, which also talks about doing a slasher movie fighting game, and a DC vs. Marvel title.

Everyone hates Scorpion: Mortal Kombat fan created video shorts celebrate release of Legacy

Everyone hates Scorpion: Mortal Kombat fan created video shorts celebrate release of Legacy Everyone hates Scorpion, at least that's the case with these two fan-created video shorts.

To celebrate the release of Mortal Kombat Legacy, Mike Diva put together a fight sequence between Noob Saibot and Scorpion. There are some nifty effects here for a fan-created project.

The second clip is more on the humorous side, as a gamer has to face off against Scorpion in his apartment building. Hit the jump to see both videos.

Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 premieres today - all episodes available for viewing on Machinima

Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 premieres today - all episodes available for viewing on Machinima If you have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2, your wait is over. The series premiere begins today over on the Machinima YouTube channel.

What is even more awesome than the unveiling of season 2 itself, is that the entire series of episodes will be available for viewing all at once.

MK Legacy 2 director, Kevin Tancharoen, posted a tweet last night confirming that all episodes will be released at the same time.

Episode one is already live on the Machinima YouTube channel, and at the end of ep. 1, you will be prompted with the option to view the next episode. This is so for each episode, so if you want to catch the full season, just continue to watch each installment.

Hit the jump for Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2, episode 1.

Light spoilers: Mortal Kombat Legacy director talks about character deaths, if friendship and babalities will be on screen and more

Light spoilers: Mortal Kombat Legacy director talks about character deaths, if friendship and babalities will be on screen and more Important note about spoilers: All potential spoilers for Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 have been moved to after the jump. You may not consider some of the things there spoilers, but we put them behind another layer, just to be safe.

All 10 episodes of Mortal Kombat Legacy season 2 will be released tomorrow at the same time, said Kevin Tancharoen, the director behind the project. They'll total out to about 80 minutes in length, collectively.

If you enjoy the special effects and cinematography along the way, keep in mind that this was put together with minimal financial backing, as Tancharoen said "we do it for little to no budget and it's kind of for the love of the franchise."

Still, the team is trying to keep things in line with what fans of the series would expect, and NetherRealm Studios' Ed Boon actually reads all of the scripts, and Tancharoen noted that he "gives notes on the mythology when I'm way off."

Even though Kevin is currently working on getting the feature length film together, he said that if his schedule works out, he'd love to do a season 3 of Legacy. Hit the jump to read on.


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