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Daimon featured in new King of Fighters 14 team gameplay trailer

SNK released a new King of Fighters 14 trailer this evening, it's a team gameplay trailer featuring Goro Daimon.

He's the final member of team Japan, and appears to be a grappling character. We see a few combos, specials and his Desperation Attack in the trailer.

Daimon is teamed up with Kyo and Benimaru who are also showcased heavily in this clip.

We're surprised to see Daimon open his eyes during his super animation.

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Fans are not satisfied with Street Fighter 5's current rage quit punishment system, offer potential solutions to rectify

Last week, we here at EventHubs ran a poll to gauge how the community is feeling about the new rage quit punishment system that was implemented back during Street Fighter 5's April update.

The results are in, and it looks like fans do not feel that Capcom's punishment for those who exit matches early is severe enough.

Looking through the comments section, we found a number of potential solutions that might actually deter rage quitting. Aside from everyone wanting offenders to lose points, we saw a suggestion to lock those who RQ out for a full 24 hours instead of the current two hours time.

Additionally, some say that the player who wins the match should still receive the victory and points, even if the opponent leaves early. That way, matches that end in rage quits won't feel like wasted time.

You can check out the results from our poll below.

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Capcom has some special plans for Combo Breaker Street Fighter 5 finals

It's pretty close to the end of the month, and we still haven't really heard much about the DLC that's coming to Street Fighter 5. Capcom is planning on breaking that silence this weekend at Combo Breaker, teasing on Twitter that they have "something special" lined up for the Street Fighter 5 finals.

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Necro is the third of four siblings and has fighting technology built into his brain: Check out his Street Fighter 5 character profile

Capcom has released another Street Fighter 5 character profile to start off the week. This time, we learn a little more about Street Fighter 3 Third Strikes electrifying fighter -- Necro.

Originally named "Illia," Necro was given his current handle by Gil's secret society.

Born in Russia, Necro fights using stretchy limbs and electrical discharges.

For more information, be sure to hit the jump.

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Check out Laura's extended family in Street Fighter 5 - Sean profiled along with another one of Laura's siblings

Capcom's character profiles continue to roll in, this time introducing us to more of Laura's family members.

There may not have been much about the Matsuda Japanese heritage in the Street Fighter lore before, but meeting Kinjiro and Yuichiro here gives us at least a tidbit about who they are.

It's also interesting to find out that Laura actually also has an older brother, yet she's described as the heir to Matsuda-style Jiu Jitsu. Perhaps we may find out more about Fabio over the course of Street Fighter 5's story.

Laura's cousins Enzo and Manuela stand out as well, as they are Capoeira style fighters. Even though every character is getting a profile much like these, perhaps we may see someone other than Elena representing the style in the future.

You can check out the images below.

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Mortal Kombat 11? Kombat Pack 3? Or a Shaolin Monks sequel? Ed Boon is asking fans what they want next

Not too long ago, Mortal Kombat XL saw the release of its Kombat Pack 2 -- a DLC package that brought in four new playable fighters. It's been long enough, however, for fans to start wondering what NetherRealm Studios has planned next.

Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon took to Twitter yesterday to run a poll asking what fans want to see next. The three options followers can vote for are as follows: Mortal Kombat 11, Kombat Pack 3 for Mortal Kombat XL, and a sequel to Shaolin Monks.

The poll already has 7,845 votes and will be open for another 5 hours (at the time this was written). Once the poll closes, we'll be sure to share the results here on the front page.

If you'd like to vote, you can find the poll after the jump.

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Street Fighter 5 developers almost made this Zombie costume series, and it still may happen

We're all still pretty excited to see the rest of the Street Fighter 5 DLC characters drop, and we also still haven't forgotten about the Cinematic Story Mode that's coming next month, but regardless of major new content on the horizon, we're always hype for new costumes.

Capcom Fighters Network Portal recently disclosed some information on some scrapped zombie costumes for Street Fighter 5. The term "scrapped" may be somewhat inaccurate however, as developer commentary makes it sound like there's still quite a bit of potential we'll see these come to fruition.

"These aren't necessarily entirely discarded, so you might actually see them in the game at some point... Even though we ended up dropping these, if the reception is good, we might end up reviving them after all (as zombies, of course)."

You can see the gallery here, and then developer descriptions of each character's zombified appearance below.

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Adult content sponsors banned from Capcom Pro Tour under new rules, but Capcom later clarifies players from these groups can still compete

Updated: Capcom has issued a few more statements on the official Capcom Fighters Twitter page, stating that they will review the rule and have an update soon. We've added their statements below.

Players on these adult content sponsorship teams will still be allowed to compete, according to Capcom, but they will not promote sponsors they deem inappropriate.

Earlier: The Capcom Pro Tour rule set was recently updated to ban all adult content sponsors, and the players who were on those squads from competing, citing specifically "publishers of pornographic websites, or any other sponsor Capcom deems inappropriate at its sole discretion." The entire rule read:

Capcom will not allow Players to participate in any Tournament if sponsored by adult content sponsors, such as a publisher of pornographic websites, or any other sponsor Capcom deems inappropriate at its sole discretion. Players who are sponsored by alcoholic beverages, cigarettes or vaping (e-cigarette) products will not be precluded from competing in a Tournament.

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New King of Fighters 14 team game play trailer reveals Mature

We just got a brand new trailer for King of Fighters 14 showing off the completed team Yagami.

Mature joins the roster with her beautiful looks and her vicious slashes. We see her perform a few special moves before going into her Desperation Attack. With this attack she forcefully slams her foe against one side of the screen, and then the other.

Here are a few shots from the trailer:

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So, it's definitely not Balrog... Mysterious character in Street Fighter 5's story mode trailer and Air Force stage is actually Guile's boss

When Street Fighter 5's story mode expansion trailer first hit, we caught a glimpse of a strange character that some believe might be Balrog. We saw this character reemerge in the background of the new Air Force Base remake stage this past month.

This morning, we learned the true identity of this character. The CFN Portal column posted a bio detailing who this character is, and thanks to the translation of our very own MajinTenshinhan, we learn that his name is Byron Tailor.

Taylor is a general in the Air Force and is actually Guile's boss, and naturally, he hates Shadaloo.

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You can find more detailed information about Byron after the jump.

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Luffy goes on a Mika massacre at Kakutop League... what does this mean for Street Fighter 5's most debated character?

Kakutop League 4's round robin tournament pitted some of the best European Street Fighter 5 players against each other, but any hype sequences, personal achievements or promising plays were absolutely eclipsed by the incontrovertible dominance by RB|Luffy and his, it pains us to say it, R. Mika.

Mika is often regarded as a somewhat autopilot character once she's got her opponent cornered. Indeed the commentary during Luffy's matches was absolutely riddled with sarcastic "outplayed" and "random Mika" remarks.

Still, the Red Bull player ultimately finished the weekend with a 32-6 record, going 12-3 in his first group and 20-3 in the finals group. At this level of play, numbers like that don't come from gimmicks alone.

It's true that Mika will be doing some form of attack more often than not whilst engaging in her corner vortex, but a major part of playing a character like this is learning when to pump the breaks. After three games of conditioning, Luffy somehow smells out PXP|Problem X's wake up Critical Art.


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'My goal is to be the greatest... I'm probably top 15, top 10 best fighting game players of all time' - Filipino Champ talks with theScore eSports

It's undeniable that when it's all said and done, PG|Filipino Champ will have his name in the fighting game hall of fame, but will he be the greatest ever?

He's not sure, but that's his goal right now. Champ recently did an interview with theScore eSports to talk about his current approach to Street Fighter 5, as well as the legacy he's attempting to build during his career.

When asked where he has his sights set, Champ responded that he wants to be "the greatest of all time." Every tourney he attends, every match he plays, he goes in looking to move closer to being the absolute best.

"I know that I'm one of the best players in the world now. I'm probably let's say, top 15, top 10 best fighting gamers of all time. Because I can play multiple fighting games at a high level." he told theScore.

"In Marvel I've basically solidified myself as one of the best players in the world who ever touched that game."

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'Big surprise' planned for Dead or Alive 5 in the future, says Team Ninja boss Yosuke Hayashi

In a recent issue of Famitsu, there was a spread focusing on Koei Tecmo and their upcoming projects.

Yosuke Hayashi of Team Ninja, who are subsidiary of Koei Tecmo, was also present, and left a small tidbit regarding the Dead or Alive franchise. And by small, we mean small. He noted, without going into detail, that there's a "big surprise" in the works for Dead or Alive 5.

Since he specified Dead or Alive 5 rather than the entire series, it seems safe to assume that it's not a sequel. With the incredible amount of post-launch support the title has already gotten, this would suggest that there may be good reason to start the signature ninja fighter up again in the near future.

Source: Gematsu. Thanks to nightmaresteam for sending this in.

'I never once felt that I couldn't do something because of lag' - K-Brad addresses Street Fighter 5's input lag, talks JWong's dominance and more

EG|K-Brad made a follow up appearance on Best of 3 this week to talk about Dreamhack and the current Street Fighter 5 climate.

He kicks things off with, "We're all doomed... at least for a little while," in regards to fellow Evil Genius EG|Justin Wong's current domination in the American SF5 scene. K-Brad feels his teammate will hold the title of Best in the US for at least a few months.

Amongst the other topics the group addresses is SF5's eight frames of input lag. We saw quite an uproar when this became common knowledge, but is it as bad as people are making it out to be?

K-Brad isn't too worried about it right now. He feels that we should really just view it as part of the game, and adjust accordingly. After you hear all of what he has to say, let us know if you agree, or if you feel this is something that truly needs to be changed.

You'll see the full interview below.

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Gargos to be released on May 27th; new footage, 4k official artwork wallpaper, and more

Gargos' official release date has finally been unveiled. Killer Instinct Season 3 Ultra Combo Edition owners can look forward to getting their hands on the next character on May 27th.

The update will begin rolling out in the morning hours (PDT), and will include Gargos as well as balance changes / bug fixes. If you'd like to see the full breakdown, you can catch today's stream archive here.

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A handful of prominent community members will actually be given the new character early. Players such as GutterMagic, Maximilian, Sajam, and more will all have access to Gargos early, so be sure to check out their streams and Twitter feeds for more information.

We have included a handful of Gargos matches after the jump, and to see a quick glimpse of his retro costume in action, hit the GIF below.


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Hit the jump to check out the live video feed.

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