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Life of Daigo: The Beast starts his day at 11 a.m., begins training at 6 p.m.

Ever wondered what a day in the life of MCZ|Daigo 'The Beast' Umehara looks like?

Last year the Fuji Television morning show Mezamashi Saturday aired a segment that showed what a day in the life of the pro gamer and fighting game god looks like -- and it's certainly not all gaming.

Check out the video below, and read on for a brief summary of what a typical day for Daigo is like.

PDP's Mortal Kombat X fight pads are now available for pre-order through GameStop and Amazon

Last month, we got to see a preview of PDP's Mortal Kombat X fight pad.

We now have an official release date and pricing for these awesome new accessories. They'll cost $49.99 and are set to hit stores on April 1st 2015, so we'll be waiting just over month.

We saw the sleek, new design offers a traditional D-pad, micro switch buttons and an extended right side for an easier grip with the left hand.

There will be one pad that works for both PlayStation 3 and 4, via a toggle switch. The same is true for Xbox One and 360.

In the preview, we only saw the design for the Xbox version and were hoping to potentially see an alternate art design for the PS counterpart. Alas, the PlayStation pad looks the same at this point, though perhaps we may see some custom choices down the line.

You can see both pads here:


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Jump on over to GameStop's site to pre-order either the PlayStation or the Xbox pads.

Alternatively, Amazon offers them as well.

Source: Gamestop via TestYourMight.

Pokkèn Tournament's new trailer makes this game look better than ever, and did we just see Pikachu's super move?

Bandai Namco has released a brand new trailer for their Pocket Monster fighter, Pokkèn Tournament. In it, we see a ton of new gameplay footage (in beautiful 60 FPS), a quick introduction to the characters, and more.

Unfortunately, the entire trailer is in Japanese, so not everyone will be able to catch all of the info here. Still, it's great to see facets such as Pokkèn Tournament's Support Pokemon system and juggle combos in action here.

Also, at the very end of the trailer we see what appears to be Pikachu's super move. I must say, it looks pretty damn cool. Check it out below.


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Hit the jump to see the latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer.

Smug is no longer headed to Cannes Winter Clash in France next weekend; Dieminion to take his place at the tournament

Between Hori|Sako from Japan, /r/Kappa|Infiltration and /r/Kappa|Poongko from Korea, Qanba|Xiao Hai from China, MD|Luffy from France, PIE|Smug from the United States and the many other top USF4 players who were set to attend the Cannes Winter Clash next weekend (February 27 to March 1), it seemed almost as if all the stars were lining up perfectly for this international event.

Alas, we're just one week away from the actual event, and it looks like there's been a bit of a snag in one of the invited players' plans -- Smug announced on Twitter that he will no longer be able to attend the event, due to scholastic commitments.

Welcome to Bisonopolis: I wanna take you for a ride, into the Street Fighter 2 video game - funny 3D simulation ride video from the '90s

Every single part of the headline for this story before the dash was an actual line used in a four-minute-long "Street Fighter 2 Ride" 3D simulation attraction, produced by ShowScan in the '90s.

"I wanna take you for a ride, into the Street Fighter 2 video game," the announcer says at the outset of the attraction.

I wonder if maybe someone at Capcom -- who was working on sound and music for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 at the time -- happened to stumble upon this curious invention, and was so inspired by it that he or she decided to turn that one-liner into the entire MvC2 character selection screen theme. That's probably not how it happened. But then again, we'd never know for sure.

"It's Bison's warp tunnel, into Shadowlaw!' another line goes, presumably spoken by Chun-Li. You can't make this stuff up, people. The entertainment is real.

So kick back, relax, and enjoy this blast to the past as you travel down a funky warp tunnel, into the land of "Shadowlaw".

Welcome to Bisonopolis, Street Fighter fans. Population: Sagat, Balrog, and Giant M. Bison.

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round now available, tiers here on EventHubs reset

That's right, folks! The latest installment in the DoA series -- Dead or Alive 5 Last Round -- is now available for purchase on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 at retail outlets in the U.S. The PlayStation 3 version has been delayed until February 24th, according to Team Ninja. PC users, however, will have to wait until the end of March for their copy.

Since the game has undergone a number of balance changes, and this is an update to DoA5, we here at EventHubs have reset our tiers. You can now go into our Dead or Alive 5 Last Round tiers and vote on specific match ups based on the most current versions of each character.

We've also added Last Round newcomers Raidou and Honoka, so be sure to cast your votes for their match ups once you've gotten some hands-on time with them.

If you'd like to check out the previous DoA5 tier list, we have the archived list (archived today, February 16, 2015) for you to check out. You can view them out below.


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You can also check out Dead or Alive 5 Last Round's balance changes, courtesy of Free Step Dodge.

Hit pause on Sakura while she's doing the Shouoken - Street Fighter Bishoujo Statue

The next Street Fighter character to receive Japanese collectible maker Kotobukiya's "Bishoujo Statue" treatment is Sakura Kasugano!

First announced in the form of a 2D concept illustration (see 9th image below) sometime in the middle of last year, a production unit of the upcoming Street Fighter Bishoujo Statue: Sakura figure has finally been completed.

The sample production unit is currently on display at Kotobukiya's showcase store in Akihabara, and Japanese megasite Ascii.jp recently checked it out along with the collectible maker's other latest wares.

Here are some photos Ascii.jp took, along with additional product shots from Kotobukiya's official blog:



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DOA5LR known issues roundup: Hayate and Phase 4 won't fight on the same team, XB1 ver. freezing up, Mad Catz & Razer fight sticks not working

Koei Tecmo Games's Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has finally hit store shelves in North America. Unfortunately, since the game's release, there have been numerous reports of users encountering game crashes and other sorts odd glitches that have had a negative impact on their experience with the game on launch day.

What sort of odd glitches, you ask? Well, for instance, in the PS3 version of DOA5LR, if you were to go into a tag match and select Hayate and Phase 4 to have them fight on the same team, the game will simply not allow you to proceed with the match. That's kind of creepy -- it's almost as if the characters have a mind of their own.

Fortunately, this is not a bizarre case of artificial intelligence gone rogue, but merely one of two known issues Team Ninja Studio have identified on their official FAQ, which covers many of the things DOA5LR customers should know about their game.


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And that's just the beginning.

Read on to find out more about what other issues DOA5LR players are having with the game, and what you can do to potentially circumvent the problems.

Elena's parry into Ultra tech: Punish Ryu's fireballs, Yun and Yang's Shoulder Ram, M. Bison's Double Knee Press in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Focus armor-cancelling into moves isn't exactly new in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

But according to EventHubs reader szakigeri, who send the following Sonyono Elena tech tutorial video below, a Focus armor-cancel into Ultra Combo is much easier to do with Elena than with the majority of the game's playable roster.

Why that is, it's really hard to say -- but if you're an Elena player, or planning to pick her up, it's certainly a good idea to incorporate this relatively easy-to-use tech into your game.

All you have to do is enter the motion for her Ultra Combo 1, then hold MP+MK while plinking that into KKK. This is incredibly easy to do if you've set the two extra buttons on your fight stick to those commands respectively.

Check out Sonyono's video below for some examples on how you could apply this tech in an actual match.

Why do people play Tekken? The heartwarming story of 14-year-old Filipino champion AK, whose grandma got him started when he was 4

14-year-old Filipino Tekken champion Alexander 'AK' Laverez (not to be confused with Ryan 'Filipino Champ' Ramirez) is the youngest known competitive player for the 3D fighting game series in the world today.

He's been called many things. A genius. A child prodigy. A Tekken force to be reckoned with -- AK's play style is highly aggressive, characterized by the way he actively searches for counter-hits.

But one little-known fact about him is that he's also just a boy who loves his grandma.

For it was because of her that AK was able to get started in Tekken at the very young and tender age of four. It was AK's grandma who made all of his success in the competitive Tekken circuit today possible.

Listen to his heartwarming story in the first of what's presumably a multi-episode video series on why various renowned personalities play Tekken, embedded below.

'Ghost Girl' set to be revealed at PAX East early next month, prepare to see Killer instinct season 2's next character soon

Killer Instinct season 2's character for February, Aganos, hasn't even been officially released yet, and already we've got information on when we can expect to see the fighter that follows.

The 5th character this season (technically 6th if you count bonus character Omen) is currently known only as "Ghost Girl" based upon the brief description we've heard of her from Microsoft and Iron Galaxy. Instead of Iron Galaxy running a live stream to show her off, however, the next KI season 2 warrior will be revealed on Saturday, March 7th at PAX East 2015.

Those who attend the special Killer Instinct panel on that day, set to take place at 12:30 p.m. EST / 9:30 a.m. PST, will witness the reveal of the mysterious female phantom. Additionally, the KI team will give sneak peek at new game modes, run a question and answer session, and more.

At this time, no mention of a live stream for the panel has been made. We have reached out to Microsoft for more information.

Zoner? Rushdown? Crazy mix-ups? What do you think "Ghost Girl's" play-style will be? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Xbox Wire.

Mortal Kombat X's Brutalities revealed live! NetherRealm Studios streaming right now! Let's hope our stomachs hold up...

Update: This story has been updated with stream archive.

Earlier:It was back in 1995's Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 that we saw Brutalities for the first time. This was a combo that hit your opponent so many times they would simply explode into bits.

Brutalities were... ridiculous, but as ridiculous as they were, they were even more satisfying to perform. Though they were certainly an interesting, new aspect of the game, Brutalities lacked variance from character to character and didn't become a mainstay for the franchise.

Mortal Kombat 4 did not see the return of these crazy finishers, nor did any iteration of the MK franchise up until present day. It appeared as though Brutalities were a one-time deal, until the announcement by NRS yesterday.

It's been 20 years since the first Brutality, and today, in just a few minutes, we'll see NetherRealm's re-imagination of the Brutality for 2015.

Hit the jump and check out the stream!

Donovan, Demitri, Hsien-Ko, and more: These awesome Darkstalkers 3D fan art pieces remind us why we love the series

A Facebook group called Anime 3D Fan Art Challenge has, well, issued a challenge that asks artists to created 3D models of characters from the Darkstalkers franchise. The contest ran from December of last year up until this past Sunday, and over the two month span a number of excellent art pieces were submitted.

Today, we share with you some of the best we found. You'll spot mainstay characters such as Demitri and Morrigan, and even characters who don't get as much exposure. (Sorry, Victor...)

Check out a few of the submissions below to get started, but be sure to catch the rest after the jump.

In Depth: Is Marvel dead? Part 2: ApologyMan — EventHubs investigates and speaks with pro players to finally answer the question

Is Marvel dead? We already spoke with Filipino Champ in Part 1 to get his thoughts on the matter. Sure, the constant posts from stream monsters and Capcom losing the right to even sell the game certainly suggest so, but Champ’s response advises that you may not want to hold the funeral anytime soon.

But one perspective isn't enough, even if it's from a top player. Next up is Vineeth “MMG|ApologyMan” Meka. His unique team of Firebrand, Dr. Doom, and Super-Skrull netted him 1st place at SoCal Regionals in 2014, 13th at Evolution 2014, and second place at Curleh Mustache Norcal.

Since MMG|ApologyMan runs in the same, high level tournament circles as Filipino Champ, I was curious to find out how different his thoughts could be.

His answer makes a very intelligent comparison between a certain version of Street Fighter 4 and Marvel vs. Capcom.

Read below to check out his thoughts and my reflection.

What do Smash characters sound like when they lose? Kind of hilarious actually...

This is a little bit goofy, but everyone needs a little bit of goofiness in their stressful, video game-filled lives from time to time.

GrumpOut has taken the time to imagine and perform the sounds that all the characters from Smash 4 make when they lose and offer up their glib applause to the winner.

Some of the characters are pretty straight forward, but what about Mega Man with his bionic arms, or Duck Hunt Dog with the live duck quacking on his back?

Things get a bit creative here, so take a few moments, hit the jump and check it out. I think Dee Dee Dee is my favorite...


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