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When will we get to see more 'Omega Edition' Ultra Street Fighter 4 change log videos? Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano finally tells us

It's been a while since we've heard anything about the Omega Edition mode for Ultra Street Fighter 4, first announced back at the Tokyo Game Show last month.

Sure, the Capcom Cup 2014 trailer did give us an itsy bitsy peak at some of the awesome changes that will be made to Balrog -- but that's barely anything.

Besides, as some of you noted in the comments previously, Balrog is still one of the original eight Street Fighter 2 world warriors. Just when exactly are we going to see and hear about the changes made to, well, you know, the other 36 exciting playable characters? There's more to USF4 than SF2 characters, Capcom!

That's been the question on many of your minds (and on mine, too) since TGS. Today, Capcom's Assistant Producer for USF4 Tomoaki Ayano finally has some answers for us on that front.

Capcom Cup 2014 VIP tickets now on sale; grab yours now before all 300 of them are gone

Although the historic Warfield Theatre in downtown San Francisco -- the venue for this year's Capcom Cup -- can officially accommodate up to 2,300 attendees, not every single one of those seats is going to give you the best possible view of all the action on-stage.

But about 300 of them will.

Back when the venue and programme details for Capcom Cup 2014 was announced last week, Capcom also announced that there would be 300 VIP tickets for fans who'd like to be sitting as close to the players and special guests as possible. VIP tickets will also come with a swag bag, as well as guarantee entry to an official after party at the Folsom Street Foundry -- where you'll get to mingle with the pros, and maybe even Capcom's very own Yoshinori Ono or Peter "Combofiend" Rosas.

If you're planning on attending Capcom Cup 2014 in person, there's no mistaking it: having a VIP ticket is going to give you the best experience, so you might want to grab yours before all 300 of them are sold out.

And the clock starts ticking now: Capcom Cup 2014's ticketing page is now up!

Don't get knocked down when Yang has Super; the shadows will get you - learn to stop reversals and optimize damage with Sei'ei Enbu in USF4

In Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've seen a handful of pro players using Yang in tournament play. Players such as MCZ|Mago have made the switch, and occasionally we'll see Dieminion and GG|NYChrisG bring out the pointy-haired twin.

Today, Kreymore brings us a brand new tech video that may increase Yang's usage stats. Although most Yang players use meter for FADC combos and resets, this video shows what can be achieved if the bar is saved for Sei'ei Enbu -- Yang's Super.

This underutilized Super opens up a world of possibilities that many of us, including myself, were not aware of. Knocking down the opponent and performing a Dragon Kick so that Yang's shadows linger and hit the rising character in the back? That's so bloody good.

You'll also learn how to optimize damage, land resets that avoid reversals and leave you advantageous, high/low mix-ups, and more.

Check out this awesome Yang tech video below, and be prepared to start using Super more often!

Team Ninja announces Dead or Alive 5: Last Round release date, DLC and the return of an old fan favorite from DOA2

It's official, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round will launch early next year on February 17th in North America. Europe will have to wait a few days until the 20th to get their hands on the game.

In the midst of the birth of the new console generation, Team Ninja has decided to support both old and new and has included versions for Xbox One, Playstation 4, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The next-gen versions will cost $39.99 while the other two will be $29.99.

Koei Tecmo also revealed that “The Crimson,” one of the most popular stages from DOA2, will make a return in Last Round.

Here we have a few screen shots.


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Click the jump to see more shots as well as some game play footage.

New Halloween costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Utlimate try to treat instead of trick

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate has been grabbing a lot of attention with its new wardrobes. And while for better or worse it has certainly succeeded, it doesn't seem like the costume updates will be stopping anytime soon.

Now Dead or Alive 5 tackles the Halloween spirit with such classics as a poorly wrapped mummy, a man dressed as a pumpkin, a cat girl in a kimono, a skeleton that still has a lot of skin, and a Lilith cosplay. If these get you in the mood for holiday celebration, then you might want to take a look at the recently released trailer. We've also attached a few photos to get you started.

Since this is Dead or Alive we're talking about, please save yourself the embarrassing looks you'll get from your coworkers by remembering that majority of these outfits are NSFW.

Check below for Dead or Alive's Halloween images and the trailer.



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Is NuckleDu the world's best Decapre player right now? Tricky resets, solid frame traps, game-winning overheads - Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlights

EG|K-Brad and Uryo may have been the first Decapre masters to break down the Shadaloo assassin's game plan for the rest of us in their handy quick-start tutorials for learning the character.

But when it comes to the title of "best Decapre player in the world", at the moment NuckleDu -- who is no longer with Black Triangles as the sponsorship agreement was not a long-term deal -- may very well take the crown. Even over EG|K-Brad and Uryo.

Or at least, that's the vibe I got when I watched The Beast's NuckleDu Decapre highlights compilation video, in which the California-based player pulls off solid frame trap after another, tricky Scramble mix-ups, game-winning overheads, and even a perfect round on Smug.

Regardless if NuckleDu is indeed the best Decapre in the world or not, watching him play has made me want to pick up the character again, that's for sure.

While a lot of us may not have been initially happy to learn that the Cammy clone is the 5th new character in Ultra Street Fighter 4, after seeing all of NuckleDu's tricks with the character, I'm really glad that Capcom put her in now.

See if you agree.

Sexy Princess Peach, Shao Kahn mask, 'Adult Brown Gorilla w/ Tie' and more - these fighting game Halloween costumes are terribly awesome

Halloween time is upon us, and we here at EventHubs thought we'd share some of the most...interesting fighting game related costumes we could find for you all today.

While some of these are actually quite good, there are a number of outfits that are peculiar. In this assortment of costumes you'll find sexy Princess Peach, a pretty wicked Shao Kahn mask, Mileena, Chun-Li, and much more.

Unfortunately, you'll also see "Adult Brown Gorilla w/ Tie" and "Adult Yellow Dinosaur w/ Green Shell." We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried.

Check out a handful of the images below, and be sure to hit the jump for even more Halloween costume goodness.

1 reason why Ibuki may be top-tier - setups for normal and Delayed Wakeup scenarios in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Since as far back as when Ultra Street Fighter 4 first went into service in Japanese arcades in April, players have noticed that although the new Delayed Wakeup (DWU) mechanic greatly reduces the impact of setups for most characters, Ibuki is one of those vortex characters who is not quite as affected. Due to her ability to throw a kunai in mid-air.

Ibuki has been garnering quite a bit of attention lately. Not only has RZR|Xian been beaten by two different Ibuki players in tournaments recently -- Huanlin at the 2nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament and Rockpon at the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Taiwan qualifiers -- but Japan's BE|Nemo has also commented twice now that he thinks Ibuki is an top-tier character in USF4.

That's as good as any a reason to start learning Ibuki; at the very least, you'll have a good idea of what you'll up against even if you don't intend to truly play the character.

And to help with your budding kunoichi studies is this Ibuki setups tutorial that breaks down some of the most useful okizeme (wake-up offense) options for the character.

Daigo vs. Poongko: The Beast gets his runback against The Machine 3 years later on the latest episode of AngryTV

On the most recent episode of Poongko's AngryTV live stream, Poongko The Machine runs into an old rival online on Xbox Live -- the man that he very famously defeated 3 years ago at EVO 2011. MCZ|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara.

It's been a while since the two have played one another, however, and things have changed quite a bit. For one, MCZ|Daigo is no longer playing Yun. He's not even playing Ryu anymore. He has awakened to the ways of the Dark Hadou.

Poongko plays a number of pocket characters. But in this match, he's chosen to reprise his main character during EVO 2011, Seth, possibly to see how things will differ now that the game being played is Ultra Street Fighter 4. It's certainly an interesting choice, considering that the character has been widely considered to be weaker in this version.

Who will prevail in this runback? Find out in the match video embedded below this spoiler-free description.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round dated for February 19, 2015 in Japan; PS4 & XB1 to receive free-to-play versions

Update: Regular and Collectors' Edition prices for the game have added to the story.

Koei Tecmo will be announcing later this week a February 19, 2015 release date for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round (PS3, PS4, X360, XB1) through the usual Japanese video game magazines, according to anonymous reports from those who've managed to obtain early copies (via Games Talk).

No pricing details for the standard edition of the game have been revealed through the early reports yet. The PS4 and XB1 versions will be sold for 7,344 yen (~US$69) at retailers, and 6,480 yen (~US$60) digitally on PSN and XBL. PS3 and X360 copies will go for 6,264 yen (~US$58) at retail, and 5,554 yen (~US$52) digitally. There will also be free-to-play editions of the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Dead or Alive 5 Last Round.

There will also be a Collector's Edition, priced at 12,744 yen (~US$119) for the PS4 version, and 11,664 yen (~US$109) for PS3.

Additionally, in Japan Koei Tecmo is planning to release a "Strongest Edition" package of the PS3 and PS4 versions, priced at 26,784 yen (~US$251) and 27,864 yen (~US$261) respectively. No details were given as to what would be included in those special editions, or if they would be available outside of Japan.

Two of the game's new stages (returning from past entries in the series) will be detailed in the Japanese game magazines this week. In addition, sparse details on both of the new characters in Dead or Alive 5 Last Round were also dropped.

Adon gets in The Axe Murderer's face, Brock Lesnar and Zangief stare down: MMA vs. Street Fighter dream match-ups in this 'Rockwell' style artwork

Have you ever wanted to see former UFC Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar use his wrestling skills against Street Fighter's Russian grappler, Zangief? Or perhaps you've dreamt of Adon and Wanderlei "The Axe Murderer" Silva going toe-to-toe in a Muay Thai fight to the finish.

For a fighting game/MMA fan such as myself, these are battles that I wish could play out in some way, shape, or form. Luckily, an artist by the name of Bryan Lee has also envisioned these fantasy match-ups and created a set of striking art pieces to properly portray them.

As the added cherry on top, this artwork exudes a beautiful style that is quite clearly influenced by the work of 20th-century painter, Norman Rockwell.

Check out each art piece below, and any of you fight fans out there, please feel free to tell us which MMA vs. SF match-up you'd most like to see!


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You can find even more amazing artwork over on Bryan Lee's portfolio.

Via Fightland. Submitted by Peter_Pain.

'Street Fighter: World Warrior' will feature the entire roster of characters, win signed photos from the SF:AF crew

EventHubs correspondent Jason24cf brings us more of his New York Comic Con coverage today. This time, we get an exclusive interview with the folks behind Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist.

Jason caught up with Joey Ansah, the creator of SF:AF, along with Gaku Space, Akira Koieyama, and Mike Moh -- the actors who played Gouki, Gouken, and Ryu, respectively, in the series. Towards the end of the interview, Ansah stated that their new Street Fighter project, Street Fighter: World Warrior, will not only feature characters from the classic fighting title of the same name, but will actually incorporate the entire roster.

"We're not planning to just do a series focusing just on Guile or Chun-Li; it's going to have the whole roster."

Additionally, Jason managed to score some awesome Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist photos from the event (shown below) that are signed by the guys themselves. We are giving these away to a handful of lucky readers, so if you'd like a chance at winning be sure to follow both Jason24cf and EventHubs on Twitter.


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Below you can check out the full interview.

The fighting game community bands together to raise over $15,000 for PushaTee's family

Last week, we reported on a tragic event. Terrance "PushaTee" Moore -- a regular in the Killer Instinct community -- passed away after competing at The Runback.

Since then, friends and fighting game community members have come together, creating fundraisers to help aid Moore's family with funeral costs or anything they may need.

As it stands right now, the Super Arcade and /r/Kappa YouCaring pages have raised $15,105 collectively.

The /r/Kappa fundraiser generated over 3x the amount of their stretch goal, and Super Arcade brought in even more contributions by donating all of the proceeds from their most recent Friday Night Console Casuals to the cause.

Dr. Mario and Dark Pit show off in screen shots of the upcoming Wii U Super Smash Bros.

Just a few days back Nintendo released screen shots of some of their new unlockable characters.

They just released images for two more secret characters as we now see some action shots of Dark Pit fencing and Dr. Mario... practicing medicine.

North American hype for the Wii U version of Smash Bros grows as we count down the hours to the release date next month on November 21st. Click on the images below to see even bigger versions! Don't stop there though, we saved the coolest screen shots for after the jump.

Sheik has a chain-grab in Super Smash Bros. 3DS; here's how to perform it [Video]

Looks like we jumped the gun a little bit when we broke the story about there being no chain grabs in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS.

As it turns out, despite Super Smash Bros. 3DS director Masahiro Sakurai's best efforts to make chain grabs a thing of the past, it's simply not humanly possible to test every single permutation of character moves to weed out any potential combinations that could skirt around the "1 second no re-grab" rule.

Some of you warned us that this might happen. But we didn't listen. I didn't listen.

And now, I shall have no choice but to eat my words, as I show you to this tutorial video from Deku Tree (with credit to Smash Boards user "Jackson" for discovering the chain grab) that demonstrates how the Sheik chain grab in Smash 4 can be performed -- along with why it works.


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