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New costumes coming to Ultra Street Fighter 4 - wild outfits will give characters an animal redesign

A GameStart today in Singapore, Capcom announced that they'll be releasing additional costumes for the game as DLC in the future, called "Wild" outfits, it showed a handful of cast members as human-like animals.

Dudley was a bulldog, Ryu a wolf, Gen a goat, Hakan an octopus and Cammy a fox. Here's an image.

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Banner artwork from CerberusLives.

Sakurai says clone characters in Super Smash Bros. 4 are 'like a free dessert after a luxurious meal'

The Super Smash Bros. 4 roster is currently set in stone, and though rumors about 4 additional characters have been floating around the internet, Nintendo has shared no plans for DLC fighters just yet.

Some fans feel that precious character slots may have been wasted on clones in the latest installment, when they could have been used for even more fresh faces. The Smash Bros. series creator, Masahiro Sakurai, has heard these complaints time and time again, and has since addressed the inclusion of duplicate characters in his most recent column for Famitsu magazine.

Sakurai begins by explaining how the three clone characters -- Dark Pit, Lucina, and Dr. Mario -- were decided upon for the fourth game in the series. Each of these fighters started out as a simple color palette for the characters that they're modeled after, but during the development process the team incorporated unique characteristics for each. Even though fans believe that adding these "similar, but different" characters into the game took away development time that could have been spent elsewhere, Sakurai clarifies that this simply isn't the case.

"Since their functionality had differences, forms were separated from each other," Sakurai explained. "However, it was vital that this didn't increase the required man-hours. Some relative tuning was sufficient as it wasn't necessary to create balancing from scratch."

Patch for Ultra Street Fighter 4 drops Wednesday, list of bug fixes incoming - PC netplay fix included

The latest patch for Ultra Street Fighter 4, v1.03, will drop onto the masses this Wednesday, October 15, 2014.

This update adds the long awaited delayed standing option for the training mode dummy, along with a number of bug fixes/balance adjustments, plus PC netcode improvements. Capcom noted that there's an issue with delayed standing, though.

The delayed standing setting in training mode has a minor issue in it where certain CPU opponents will delay stand when they shouldn’t be able to. These characters will definitely be fixed in the next patch. Please note that this DOES NOT HAPPEN OUTSIDE OF TRAINING MODE, only against the CPU when the delayed stand option is selected against certain characters in training mode.

You can find more details after the break.

Hey Nemo, which are the worst characters in USF4? Dee Jay, Dan, Hugo and... ARE YOU KIDDING? Nemo's full tier list for Ultra Street Fighter 4

BE|Nemo is well known for being one of the best Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom players in Japan. We are still reeling from the incredibly hype exhibition match between him and RG|Filipino Champ at West Coast Warzone 4.

Nemo seems to be a jack of all trades as he wowed us at by winning the USF4 competition at that same tournament with none other than the newly-added Rolento.

We say all this to say, it looks like Nemo knows what he's doing when it comes to fighting games. Why then does the bottom of his tier list surprise us so much?

Click the jump to see Nemo's USF4 tier list.

'I think I can beat everyone at the Capcom Cup' - Snake Eyez on winning majors, the Capcom Pro Tour, and arguing with Marq Teddy

Hello avid EventHubs users! Velociraptor here with a one on one interview with The Fall Classic 2014 USF4 victor, Snake Eyez.

Snake was kind enough to give us about 10 minutes of his time to answer a few questions about his approach to the game, facing off against some of the best competitors in the world at TFC and about qualifying for the Capcom Cup in December.

Oh... and I snuck a question in there about why exactly he feels that Guy vs Zangief is 5-5... you're welcome.

Click the jump to see the video.

Exclusive interview! Low Ti3r God discusses his grudge match with Viscant outside Super Arcade

Wednesday Night Fights was... intense this week to say the least.

The tournament itself didn't get started until 11pm PST because the night kicked off with the most heated grudge match to date. Featuring Evo 2011 Marvel vs Capcom 3 champion BT|Viscant and Low Ti3r God in a first to ten set in Ultra Street FIghter 4.

The grudge started a few weeks back when LTG, known for his 'uncensored and in your face' attitude, insulted Viscant via social media. Viscant responded with a money match challenge for $200.

The match itself was hype enough but the exchanges before and afterwards were what really set the night on fire. Both players seemed to seethe pure, unadulterated hatred for one another.

I was able to catch up with Low Ti3r God after the match to get his thoughts on the whole situation. The crowd is a bit noisy but that's the Super Arcade ambiance for you. Also, the interview is just a bit NSFW.

Click the jump and check it out!

Terrance 'PushaTee' Moore from the Killer Instinct community has passed away today; SuperArcade, R/Kappa, Grimmmz organizing donation drives

Eight hours ago, Terrance 'PushaTee' Moore, an active player in SoCal's Killer Instinct scene, tweeted that he would be going up to play on stream next at Level Up's The Runback weekly tournament series. He was very excited to be playing at the tournament, and had rushed down from work to attend it.

Later that night, however, PushaTee collapsed at the event, prompting the organizers to call for an ambulance immediately. Paramedics soon arrived on the scene to take him to the emergency ward.

We're hearing reports from multiple accounts (Markman23, Jebailey, Dieminion) this morning that the paramedics did their best, and that PushaTee has passed on.

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All of the staffers here at EventHubs would like to express our condolences to PushaTee's friends and family. Please leave some kind words for the dearly departed in the comments below, in memory of him, if you can.

Grimmmz, a close friend of PushaTee, has made a tribute video in memory of the KI player, which you can check out below.

Mike Ross shares who he feels are the best/worst characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Earlier in the week, the people's champ spoke with us about his TFC performance and his days as a competitive player. Tonight, however, we have a special treat: Mike Ross tells us who he feels are the best/worst characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Although there are a few characters on this list that may not surprise you, Ross does have a number of interesting picks sitting among his selection.

We've already heard from Ross on Twitter that Dee Jay is the worst character in the game, and this wouldn't be a "best characters" list if Evil Ryu didn't make the cut. Still, Mike chose quite a few fighters that he thinks are solid in USF4, and some that he feels aren't so hot.

We don't want to give too much away, so go ahead and hit that jump to find out the rest!

'I think my days of competing to win are behind me, unless I get a life changing epiphany' - Mike Ross talks TFC, dropping Honda, and more

Shortly after being eliminated at The Fall Classic, Twitch's own Mike Ross took to Twitter in order to express his disappointment in his performance at the event.

After defeating Nice1, Ross suffered a 2-0 loss against CoinUp|Ludovic's Chun-Li, sending him into the loser's bracket. He then faced Nice1 again, switching from E. Honda to Hugo. With the score at 1-1, Ross decided to switch characters, running with Dee Jay for the final game of his TFC tournament life.

Unfortunately, things did not go as well for the people's champ as he had hoped. We have since reached out to Mike to pick his brain and see what he's thinking now that the tournament has passed. In this interview we discuss his potential main switch, what his plans playing as Hugo are, and more.

Riptor and Cinder silhouettes shown in Killer Instinct Season 2 launch trailer, a glimpse at all upcoming characters

Killer Instinct Season 2 continues to expand its roster. While previous trailers announced classic favorites TJ Combo and Maya, it had been teased that two more original KI characters would also be returning combatants.

This latest showing keeps the character reveals enigmatic, only showing silhouettes of the newest additions. However, two very recognizable shapes make it clear that Riptor and Cinder are returning to join the tournament. All of this coincides with the upgraded graphics and new moves.

Check out a handful of screen-caps showing the silhouettes for each of the upcoming season 2 characters.

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Watch the trailer below for all of the big reveals.

Wednesday Night Fights 4.1 results ft. K-Brad, Snake Eyez, Chris G, Viscant and Low... Tier.... GOD

Wednesday Night Fights 4.1 results ft. K-Brad, Snake Eyez, Chris G, Viscant and Low... Tier.... GOD Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, to begin season 4 of WNF.

It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

This week is starting out a little bit different as Level Up is kicking things off with a grudge match between Low Tier God and BT|Viscant in a first to 10.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be played tonight if there are enough entrants for each game.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- (PS3, PS4) launches in North America on December 16 - Download the demo, check out this English trailer

The wait for Arc System Works and Aksys Games's next-gen fighting game Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- is almost over. Today on the official PlayStation blog, Director of Production at Aksys Games Frank “Bo” deWindt II announced that GGXrd -Sign- will be released on North American shores on December 16, 2014.

That's a mere 12 days away from the Japanese and Asian release date on December 4. That is, I believe, the closest, any Arc System Works fighting game has ever gotten to a simultaneous release, up from the one month wait period between the Japanese/Asian and North American release dates for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Edit: If you're looking to pick up a new PS3/PS4 fight stick alongside your purchase of the game, Mad Catz's Mark "Markman" Julio has said that you can expect the Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- themed TE2 stick (pictured in image 6 of the gallery below) to launch at around the same time as well. The stick is compatible for both the PS3 and PS4 consoles.

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If you can't wait to get your hands on the game, a demo for Guilty Gear Xrd where you can play as either Sol Badguy or Ky Kiske is currently available on the Japanese PS4 PlayStation Store. You will, however, need to be a Japanese PlayStation Plus member to access it (it is possible to apply for a free trial), and the demo is playable only until October 29.

Before you go on your PS4 though, first check out the official North American launch trailer for Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- below.

Dieminion: I think Europe right now is better than USA; due to 8-2 match-ups in Ultra Street Fighter 4, it's important to play more than 1 main

At The Fall Classic yesterday, Esports Max's Managing Editor Dustin 'Deitis' Steiner caught up with Kevin 'Dieminion' for a brief chat.

As Dieminion had just lost to fellow Guile player bTri|NuckleDu on the same day, putting him in the losers' bracket side of the tournament in the top 16 playoffs, the interview began with Dieminion's thoughts on the Guile mirror-match.

Mid-way through the interview, however, Dustin also asked Dieminion about his thoughts on playing at the VS Fighting 4 tournament in Birmingham, England and his thoughts on European players in general. On the latter, Dieminion had nothing but the highest praise for his European counterparts.

Dieminion: I think right now Europe is better than USA [at Street Fighter].

EsportsMax's Dustin Steiner: Europe won an EVO title before the US did, so, of course.

Dieminion: Europe is no slouch. They've got a lot of hidden talent. They have a lot of players that don't really get the spotlight, who are really good that people don't know about.

Why is Dhalsim 'getting nerfed' and Yun 'getting buffed' in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03? Bafael's latest video demonstrates why

I'll be completely honest here.

As I was going through the list of bugs that would be fixed in Ultra Street Fighter 4 patch v1.03 and saw that Dhalsim's back+MK would now cause crouching opponents to get "properly pushed back on hit", my kneejerk reaction to it was that I could not believe that they were going to nerf Sim further.

Why were they doing this to a character like Sim? What did good ol' brother Sim ever do to deserve this? On the other hand, Yun's command throw during his Genei-Jin super is getting buffed? The struggle is indeed real.

It was a sentiment that at least some of you also shared, judging from the comments section of our previous story on the patch's fix list.

I could not understand why this was happening -- until I saw this video put together by Bafael.

The pushback on Dhalsim's back+MK had to be fixed. This is undeniably a bug, and not so much a balance tweak.

Bonchan takes on the world: Justin Wong, Lap Chi, Mago, Gackt, Nekojita, Kazunoko, Itazan and more - Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlights

He's not the EVO 2014 champ. He may not have been the winner at Mad Catz's Tokyo Game Show tournament. Neither is he the champ at the "Isshuu Sengeki Cup" Taito Arcade Japan National Finals, nor Taito Arcade's "B-est Cup" Japan Grand Finals.

But Bonchan was the runner-up at all of those tournaments. Plus he's the champion at Thaiger Uppercut 2014.

That puts him at just 44 points shy of 900 ranking points in the Capcom Pro Tour -- but I'm quite confident that Bonchan is a Super Saiyan 3 (SSJ3) class Sagat player, whose power level is over 9,000.

This man deserves a Tiger (Beer -- it's a leading premium brew from Singapore). Also: he deserves a spotlight reel highlighting some of his greatest moments in recent tournament history.

And that's exactly what vid maker The Beast has brought us this morning. Check it out below.

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