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Introducing the Street Fighter 5 Fightpad Pro and Fightstick Alpha - Mad Catz unveils upcoming products

During the official Twitch broadcast of PAX Prime, Mad Catz's own Mark "MarkMan" Julio sat down with Mike Ross to discuss some upcoming products.

MarkMan unveiled two brand new Street Fighter 5 peripherals that are currently under development: the Fightpad Pro and Fightstick Alpha.

The Fightpad Pro is a traditional six-button controller that is similar to the old Street Fighter 4 line of fightpads with the addition of two analog sticks. The Fightstick Alpha is meant to be an entry level arcade stick that comes in a more compact design than the TE2 and has six buttons instead of eight.

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The newly announced products are still in the very early stages of development, so pricing and release information has not yet been revealed.

MarkMan also released new information on the special Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li TE2, announcing that pre-orders will begin near the end of next month.

Source: Twitch.

Combofiend shows off his R. Mika, Necalli and more as he takes on challengers in Street Fighter 5 at PAX Prime

There's been no lack for hype since the announcement that R. Mika will be in Street Fighter 5, and we've been eagerly scrounging around for any and all footage we can find of the bouncy brawler.

Combofiend has been taking on any and all challengers at PAX Prime, and we've managed to nab some video of what Capcom's community manager had to offer with the newer SF5 characters.

After he shows off his Mika, Combofiend jumps around the character select a bit, also playing Necalli amongst others. No one is more knowledgeable, at this point, about Street Fighter 5 in general, so you're sure to see some interesting new tech.

Hit the jump below to see the video.

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Summer Jam 9 results ft. Dieminion, SonicFox, Snake Eyez, XCaliburBladez, DaBuz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's biggest multi-game event is Summer Jam 9, which features a whopping 16 fighting games that we'll be covering for you this weekend.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, SoulCalibur 5, Skullgirls, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and King of Fighters 13.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so Ultra Street Fighter 4 points are up for grabs, but it's also a qualifier for the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royale, the finals of which are taking place at NEC in December of this year, so there's a lot at stake.

Also, a lot of high-level competitors are attending. You can expect to see Liquid|NuckleDu, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, Tempo|NYChrisG, MC Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|Dieminion, KIG|Problem X, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, IQHQ|DaBuz, TS|LordKnight, YOMI|MIT, WFX|801 Strider, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, MC Static, RZR|Perfect Legend, SweetRevenge, BX3TPL|Phenom, TSC|IFC Yipes, DJ Nintendo, YOMI|Slayer, FF|ElvenShadow, The Moon, YOMI|REO, Master, Zhu, YOMI|DJT, Flux, YOMI|Michaelangelo, KIT|Cloud805, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|Unkn0wn, ModBot|6WX, BCW|Brenttiscool, Julio, TS|NerdJosh, IQHQ|DKWill, UM|RMZ, Cactuar, PAG|Glitch, OG|Shine and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, KombatNetwork, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump for the live streams and stream schedule.

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The Mad Catz Twitch team officially partners with Maximilian

As one of the most heavily-followed video content creators, Maximilian has become a household name in the FGC over recent years. Max won a Cannon award at this year's EVO for his continued contributions that serve to both inform and entertain the community.

Just yesterday, Mad Catz announced via Twitter, that their Twitch team is now partnering with Max: MCZ|Maximilian, though we're almost certain to be calling him "Mad Max" from now on, will be featured on the Mad Catz Twitch stream with other popular streamers from various game genres.

Please join us in congratulating Max on yet another well-deserved achievement for his contributions to the FGC.

Mortal Kombat X on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has been cancelled

Those hoping for an "old-gen" version of Mortal Kombat X will not be happy with today's news.

A community admin over on the WB Games forums made an official announcement earlier today, stating that the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions of the game have been cancelled.

Below is the official statement.

After months of development, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment has come to the regrettable conclusion that we cannot release Mortal Kombat X for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Please know our teams worked diligently to meet the quality standards set by the current-gen versions of the game.

We were not able to get the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions to the quality expected of a Mortal Kombat game and are very sorry for not being able to deliver the products as originally planned.

The WB representative encourages those who pre-ordered the last-gen ports to visit their local retailer as they will be given a full refund for the product.

Source: WB Games. Sent in by nightmaresteam.

R. Mika swings, slams and drops the competition in her Street Fighter 5 trading card Vine

Updated: R. Mika's animated Street Fighter 5 Vine trading card has been added to this story.

Earlier: It's been 17 years since Street Fighter Alpha 3, and R. Mika's last appearance, but we're finally getting the big-bootied bomber back as a playable character.

Street Fighter's official Twitter has wasted no time in releasing Mika's Street Fighter 5 trading card. No doubt you've checked out Mika's most recent screen shots, but her trading card recalls her Alpha 3 days.


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Hit the jump to check out Mika's Vine trading card.

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Footage of Gootecks playing R. Mika in Street Fighter 5 at PAX 2015

Any amount of footage of R. Mika is currently in high demand, and Gootecks has fortunately delivered. Cross Counter TV has released two videos of the Excellent Adventures co-star playing the newest addition to Street Fighter 5.

In the first video, you'll get to enjoy an R. Mika mirror match. This should provide plenty of information to study before she is hopefully put into one of the future beta tests. In the second, you can watch Gootecks's R. Mika face off against Vega among others, providing footage of another character many fans have wanted to see more of.

Check out both videos below.

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'The most disgusting display of Street Fighter mastery' - Zhi commentates these top-notch, top eight matches from the Pro Tour Hong Kong Qualifier

Capcom Pro Tour Asia Hong Kong Qualifier concluded yesterday, and we've got a handful of matches from the latter part of the tournament for you to check out.

Watch as Misse, fresh off a win at TFM last week, takes on the mighty Infiltration in a top eight winners match. We also see the likes of Tonpy and his impressive Viper play, MOV with his deadly Ibuki and Dark Jiewa with his fiery Ken.

Unlike many tournaments in the States, the top five placers in this tournament have no sponsor tags in front of their names, proving that not only sponsored players win tourneys.

We have five of the hypest matches from the event ready to go after the jump below.

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Street Fighter 5's rankings will be unified on PS4 and PC - Capcom re-working BP/PP system, looking into online rematch option

During E3 a few months ago, we were able to get an interview with Matt Dahlgren, Director of Brand Marketing and eSports at Capcom, to ask him all about Street Fighter 5.

One of the most interesting selling points of Street Fighter 5 is it's cross play functionality between PC and PS4. Though we haven't heard too much about this functionality, Capcom's Matt Dahlgren shed some light on the matter recently.

Commenting on the ranked leaderboard for Street Fighter 5, Dalhgren said "they will be global, that's part of the purpose of uniting the community, so there is a centralized playerbase, and we can have one unified ranking system."

Of course, this means that not only will matches be cross play, but so will leaderboard rankings, for a completely unified experience. Capcom also teased some new things to come related to ranked games and the online experience.

Hit the jump for some more details.

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'She has all the tools to beat all the characters in the game' - Combofiend and Mike Ross show off SF5's R. Mika at PAX Prime

PAX Prime is underway, and for Street Fighter 5 fans, it's all about the game's newest addition, Rainbow Mika.

Capcom's Combofiend and Twitch's Mike Ross sit down for a session of play with what Combo deems as "Street Fighter 5's first full grappler."

Combofiend shows off some of Mika's moves in a real set, giving us something of a feel for the character. Below are a few sequences from their bout, showing off a special move, V-Skill and Critical Art:

Hit the jump below for their full session.

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Sagat shows his artistic pose, Ryu deals out pamphlets and Ken goes caveman - Ridiculous Street Fighter 2 art makes our imagination run wild

Updated: We had initially listed this artwork as originating from GamePro magazine, but it actually came from the SNES Street Fighter 2 game manual, and then was featured in GamePro. The creator of the artwork was not credited, so they remain unknown.

Just when this seasoned EventHubs writer thought that he'd seen it all, taken a picture and gotten the T-Shirt, our site's owner Catalyst showed me something that will be forever imprinted upon my memory.

Old school Street Fighter players might remember these - they are images from a GamePro Strategy Guide for Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition, and while the characters weren't as established back then as they are now, most of these look bizarre even when compared to the standards back in the early '90s.

While there are a few that don't look particularly off, such as Dhalsim and Balrog, there are very odd instances, such as Ryu, who comes off as a petition guy out in the city, trying to get you to sign whatever cause he is supporting. Also, this Ken will be haunting my dreams forever.

I now invite you to share my fate. Check out all the GamePro illustrations after the jump.

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Updated: Mortal Kombat X 1.08 update is live, check out the official patch notes here

Updated again: Official patch notes have been added to this story. The patch is now live.

Additionally, Tyler Lansdown mentioned on stream that we'll be seeing a big Mortal Kombat X announcement later this week.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew is back for another Kombat Kast. It's been a little over a month since we last saw a broadcast, and today we're in for a treat.

This particular stream will be devoted to discussing patch notes for the upcoming MKX update.

NRS representatives took to Twitter last week to give hints at what balance changes we'll be seeing. From what we know, Jacqui Briggs players will be happy with the update, and both Kano and Kotal Kahn will be receiving new attacks.

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More of Street Fighter 5's background music surfaces - Entice your ears with the stage themes for London and China

Though we already know that Street Fighter 5's background music is no joke, it would seem that two more of the game's tracks as they currently stand have surfaced.

XusesGB has taken the liberty of ripping the stage themes for the London and China stages directly from the beta, and posting them for our listening pleasure.

These tracks keep up the consistent audio quality of the rest of the soundtrack, and are welcome additions to the musical repertoire of Street Fighter 5.

Hit the jump to check them out.

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Right in the feels... this emotionally charged EVO 2015 recap montage may bring a tear to your eye

EVO 2015 Ultra Street Fighter 4 grand finals. AVM|Gamerbee brings it all the way back from the losers bracket only to lose in the absolute final round to EG|Momochi, he stands on the stage, staggered, exhausted and helpless. Though there are plenty of people surrounding him, he is truly alone in this moment.

From the side of the stage, Gamerbee's girlfriend emerges from the crowd, running to embrace him, overwhelmed with both sorrow and pride for her champion. She finally reaches him, and there are now two on the stage. The victory is Momochi's, but the name being chanted is Gamerbee's.

It's not just about playing games. The fighting titles that so many of us enjoy are simply catalysts for the intricate web of relationships that form the fighting game community.

It's also not just about the competition. Though often salty for a moment after we lose, we gather in the halls, or flock to live streams on Sunday to share in the incredibly emotional triumphs and defeats of the finalists.

This montage from evo2kvids invites us to relive the highs and the lows from the grandest EVO to date. Hit the jump to watch it.

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Could Capcom be developing an anti-leak approach for the Street Fighter 5 roster? BornFree speculates roster development for SF5

FGC figurine collector, YouTuber and gamer, BornFree is back to share with us his latest thoughts on Street Fighter 5. In a recent video, he offers his thoughts on the SF5 roster.

Specifically, he details who he thinks will be on the roster, how many characters it will be comprised of and Capcom's approach to releasing said characters. His speculation is that they are actually developing 32 characters for the game's release, not just 16.

This would give developers some power to combat any leaks during the initial reveal process. If they have a pool of 32 characters to choose from, then they can easily swap around who they include in the initial 16 should any or all of them be discovered prematurely.

Hit the jump below to see his full speculations and reasonings.

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