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SNK confirm theyr'e working on a patch for King of Fighters 14's netcode to reduce connection slowdown

We reported yesterday on VesperArcade's findings with the King of Fighters 14 netcode, and that it could be very hit-or-miss in different circumstances.

Thankfully, SNK have already issued a statement regarding this netcode issue and confirm that a patch is being worked on that will resolve some undesired connection slowdown problems currently plaguing the game's online modes.

You can find the full statement from them below.

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Sega renews Virtua Fighter trademark, could a new game be on the horizon?

It's been a while since Virtua Fighter fans have had even the prospect of any new content, (Virtua Fighter 5 came out just over 10 years ago) but there's a possibility the VF drought may soon be coming to an end.

On August 4th, Sega renewed their trademark on the series, possibly implying that they're planning to continue the series in some way.

This could mean a Virtua Fighter 6, or perhaps a remastering of a previous title. In any case, we'll be keeping our eyes open and an ear to the ground for any developments.

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Which character in Street Fighter 5 has the best mix up game? Poll results are in

Update: Voting is over and you'll find results after the jump below.

Earlier: Continuing our series of polls, this time we'd like to know which Street Fighter 5 character you think has the best mix ups.

Street Fighter 5 has its fair share of characters that are capable of putting their opponent into the blender. In fact, every character can fire off mix ups in their own way.

So, which characters do you think have the strongest ability to mix the opponent up in Street Fighter 5?

A character such as R. Mika is the first to come to mind, with her amazing corner control and the summoning of her tag team partner Nadeshiko. However, a character that tends to fly under the radar and has some great mix up potential is Birdie, using his various V-Skills to switch between high/low and command throw.

Those are only two of the game's 21-character roster, and we'd like to hear who you think has the most swag potential and why. Click the jump to vote.

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Ken goes on safari, Birdie dons 'formal' attire and more; another set of rejected costumes surface on the CFN portal

Capcom has been sharing some of Street Fighter 5's rejected costume ideas with us through the CFN portal, and recently another batch appeared to put a few different characters in the spotlight.

Even though these designs were initially rejected, there is a chance that we could see some of these come to light if there ends up being enough fan demand behind it.

Thanks to MajinTenshinhan, we have a translation of the blog so that the finer details that came along with the images don't go missed.

Birdie - Formal

"This is Birdie when he's attending a party at the Kanzuki manor. Though I guess in the story mode he was more of a bouncer than a guest, huh."

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Did Ryu just get even better? This option select allows him to parry V-Reversals for monstrous damage

Hey, remember how Ryu is already insanely good in Street Fighter 5? What with his damage output, invincible reversal, safe sweep into V-Trigger cancel, three frame jab that also serves as a great anti-air? Well he may have just gotten even better.

We've seen Tokido parry V-Reversals before, but apparently you don't have to be a player of Tokido's caliber to do so, you just have to know a nifty option select.

Multiple Ryu players have come forward with takes on this OS, which essentially allows Ryu to pressure without having to fear his opponents using V-Reversal to escape. In fact, he's kind of hoping for it:

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It gets worse...

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September is going to be a great month for buying Street Fighter 5's content with Fight Money

As many know, Street Fighter 5's in-game shop gives players two options to purchase most of its content: Fight Money and real money. Characters, costumes, and more can be unlocked by using the built-in currency, which is earned by playing the game's various modes.

What some may have noticed early on is the fact that the prices for Street Fighter 5's most coveted content are quite high. Though that isn't really an issue in and of itself, the rate at which Fight Money is earned from the most frequently played modes, such as ranked, are low in comparison.

Thankfully, Street Fighter 5's September update is looking extremely promising as it is set to grant players easier access to content they've been clamoring for since February.

In Capcom's latest update blog over on Capcom Unity, we learned that a number of different measures are being taken to ultimately help players earn more Fight Money and at a quicker pace.

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Thank you, King of Fighters 14, for having combo trials that an actual human can complete

King of Fighters 14 is now officially in the hands of the masses, and we here at EventHubs have since gotten our mitts on the latest from SNK Playmore. There are a variety of modes to choose from right out of the gate, but I found myself instantly gravitating toward the game's combo trials.

If you're familiar with my work, you may already know how I feel about performing and coming up with stylish and complex combos -- I love it. And because I love combos so much, I have used most of my time with King of Fighters 14 to complete 10 of the characters' trials (at the time this was written).

From what I've experienced so far, King of Fighters 14's trial challenges are vastly different than those of its predecessor.

I can honestly say that I never managed to complete all of King of Fighters 13's trials simply because they were so damn difficult. And my failure wasn't due to a lack of execution skills. I do alright in that department, as you can see in the GIF below.

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But I can already tell that King of Fighters 14 aims to make things easier on veteran players and better welcome in newcomers with its combo system, and boy is that ever refreshing.

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Cammy White vs. Sonya Blade... who would win in a fight to the finish? Vote for your favorite, then watch the Death Battle play out

These fighters have been staples of their respective fighting game mega franchises for over twenty years now. Sonya Blade of Mortal Kombat and Cammy White of Street Fighter now finally meet on the battlefield to determine who the stronger femme fatale is.

Both characters have an extensive military background, and have proven time and time again that they can hang with the strongest beings in their universes.

When it boils down to it, we'd probably give the agility edge to Cammy while Sonya boasts technicality with her array of gadgets and tools, but which is more important when fighting to the death?

It's the classic MK vs. SF with two of fighting game's most recognizable figures, let us know who you think will win before you watch by voting in the poll below, then let us know what you thought of outcome in the comments.

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'eSports is gonna replace sports in the immediate future' - TriForce talks gaming, building the African gaming community and promoting positivity

Isaiah "TriForce" Johnson has quite the history in the fighting game community. Long before the FGC even began thinking of moving towards eSports, TriForce was building and developing an organized gaming vision in the New York-based Team Empire Arcadia (EMP).

Long story short, things didn't quite pan out in the long run for EMP, and TriForce took a step or two away from the gaze of the public eye for quite some time.

Just yesterday, an interview surfaced on YouTube featuring the unmistakable FGC figure from chapters passed. In the interview TriForce has more than a few things to say, commenting on the movement and growth of eSports and discussing plans to help grow the African gaming community.

He goes as far to say, right off the bat, that eSports is going to replace traditional sports very soon, but continues on to offer a whole lot more.

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Mortal Kombat XL confirmed for PC, beta is now live; Ed Boon teases upcoming balance patch

Fans have been asking NetherRealm Studios for a PC version of their latest fighting title, Mortal Kombat XL, for quite some time. We've seen numerous hints at a potential release, but nothing concrete.

Today, it looks like PC users have been given want they've so desire. According to prominent face and player in the Mortal Kombat community Brant "Pig of the Hut" McCaskill, a Mortal Kombat XL PC beta is currently live on Steam.

Folks looking to try it out can do so until August 29th. But that's not the only exciting news to hit Mortal Kombat today.

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He didn't even use SPD: When Alex Valle overcame a terrible match up and defeated Bonchan at EVO 2015 - FGC Throwback Thursday

Since competitive fighting games have reached higher levels of popularity as of late, and we have a slew of fresh players who just recently joined the scene, we thought it'd be fun to relive some amazing moments in FGC history by way of "Throwback Thursday."

With so many potential moments to choose from, we are calling upon you, the EventHubs reader, to help us choose what throwback should get posted next. To participate, either link up a classic moment in FGC history below in our comments section, or send it out on Twitter and use the hashtag "#FGCTBT."

Each week, we'll select one throwback to highlight, and will give you a shout out in our story. This week's #FGCTBT comes to us courtesy of bagel_bytez!

During the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament at EVO last year, LU|Alex Valle found himself going up against RB|Bonchan in pools.

Though everyone expected to see Valle turn to his trademark Ryu and engage the exceptional Sagat player in a battle filled with fireballs and uppercuts, he shocked everyone watching when he decided to stick to his guns and roll with Hugo.

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Woah! Someone completely redesigned Street Fighter 5's in-game shop, and it looks amazing

Earlier today, DevSF4 uploaded a video walkthrough showing a new user interface for Street Fighter 5's in-game shop.

Created by the video uploader, this concept is solely that, a concept, and not something we can expect to see in the actual game. However, that doesn't make it any less impressive.

This redesign goes a bit heavier on the visuals, with a large splash menu for characters, costumes, stages, sales, colors, and more. Each sub-menu is surprisingly fleshed out too; this looks like it could be an actual feature.

You can check out a few screenshots of this redesigned shop below, but be sure to hit the jump to see it in action.

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New official screen shots of Mai Shiranui in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

We've known for a little while now that Mai Shiranui, a very popular King of Fighters character, will be eventually playable in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.

This is coming straight from Famitsu, which details the character and highlights a few of her moves in DOA.

It appears as though Mai has a number of her trade mark moves that can be performed with traditional motions. Below you'll see some official screen shots of Mai in the DOA universe:

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Check out her DOA trailer after the jump.

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Here's 17 minutes of beautiful gameplay footage featuring Harley Quinn, Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman in Injustice 2

Earlier today we discovered that both Harley Quinn and Deadshot will be on the Injustice 2 roster, and IGN has since come out with nearly 20 minutes of brand new game play footage.

In their video, IGN feature Quinn, Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman, (the latter two being characters we've known about but seen little of) as the showcase their moves, specials and cinematics.

Below you'll see the brutally awesome Super combos for each of the three aforementioned fighters:

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The end of the video also looks at some of the costume alterations you can make for each character, further highlighting just how deep of a game Injustice 2 is looking to be.

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All character trials, plenty of awesome combos and more; King of Fighters 14 day one roundup

We've only had it for a day, but King of Fighters 14 players have been excitedly flooding our inbox with brand new content to share.

Kicking things off, we've got all the character trials, so if you're stuck on one in particular, you can see just how to perform it to perfection. We also have some basic and inspired combos from a handful of the cast, along with links to YouTube channels that showcase even more great content.

We'll start you here with the sequence below that highlights a bit of what Iori can do:

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