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Decapre's air Spiral Arrow safe on block from proper range, running HHS attack is unsafe: Move list, combos and more shown off in new USF4 video

Gamekult has released a brand new Ultra Street Fighter 4 video that takes a closer look at Decapre.

This video runs through virtually everything on her move list, along with a demonstration of her walk speed, some moves that are safe/unsafe, combos, setups, and more.

The original Final Round 17 build of Ultra Street Fighter 4 was used for this compilation, so a few things shown here have since been changed, such as her grounded Spiral Arrow being removed and her teleports being given after images. Note: Ultra Street Fighter 4 is still in development, so Decapre is still susceptible to undergoing further changes.

Still, we get to see many of her normal attacks in play, different teleport setups, her crazy-fast overhead attack, and more. Interestingly enough, we see that her air Spiral Arrow is safe on block from the proper range, while her rapid hands attack, (similar to E. Honda's Hundred Hand Slap), is quite unsafe.

Hit the jump to check out this Decapre montage.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 goes into service in Japanese arcades April 17

The arcade version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 now has a final release date.

At the tail end of the Super Street Fighter 4 CR Edition launch commemoration event, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono announced that the highly-anticipated fighting game will go into service in Japanese arcades on April 17.

Decapre, the 5th new character to be introduced in Ultra Street Fighter 4, will not be playable in the arcade version of the game at first, as Capcom is still fine-tuning the character. She will be added to the roster of the arcade version at a later date, via an update patch.

On the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released first as a digital upgrade for owners of Super Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012 in June. A full retail version of the game for PS3 and X360 will subsequently come out in August, alongside a PC release.

Source: Nico Video. Image credit: 4Gamer

Is pro gaming now considered a sport? One of South Korea's top universities think so, and is now accepting gamers as student athletes

It's no secret that South Korea is a country that is very accepting of pro gaming as a true career. Titles such as Starcraft and League of Legends have flourished as a sport in the country, and they're showing no signs of lowering their production values for gaming events.

This, however, is a step even larger than what we've previously seen. Reportedly, one of South Korea's top 10 schools, Chung-Ang University, is set to start accepting competitive gamers the same way they accept traditional athletes.

Hit the jump to read more details regarding Chung-Ang University's gaming initiative.

K-Brad: I might not play Cammy anymore, I might play Decapre; That mask? I'm ready for it - SCR champ talks EG sponsorship, character choice, and more

Lone Star Gamer caught up with the SoCal Regionals 2014 champion, Kenneth "EG|K-Brad" Bradley, over at Texas Showdown last week. During their conversation, K-Brad discussed a wide array of topics including how he went about scoring his newly acquired sponsorship, character choice, his experience at ESGN TV's Fight Night, and more.

On the subject of his main character, K-Brad states that he actually liked Cammy much before she was considered top tier in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. Although he's since made a name for himself using the blonde rushdown fighter, he mentions that he may actually be dropping Cammy in exchange for Decapre once Ultra Street Fighter 4 hits. "I might not play Cammy anymore; I might play Decapre because, that mask? Decapre in that mask? Oh my god, I'm ready for that!"

He also discusses his time at ESGN TV's Fight Night in Berlin, Germany. The Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 show featured numerous top-level competitors, and during his time there, K-Brad felt as though he wasn't quite on their level of skill. Upon returning home, K-Brad buckled down and practiced every day, which he feels led to his victory at SCR 2014.

There's much more included here, so be sure to hit the jump and check out the video interview.

Updated: Charizard, Greninja, Zero Suit Samus, Yoshi, and Sheik: Huge batch of Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS screenshots

Updated: Full sets of screenshots for Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, Yoshi, Charizard, and Greninja have been added to this story.

The official Super Smash Bros. website has updated, adding a slew of screenshots for the 5 newly revealed fighters from today's Nintendo Direct broadcast.

Below are just a few to get you started, but be sure to check out all of the remaining screens after the break.

Hit the jump for more.

Longest Seth-combo yet lands at 81 hits — This combo video just may contain Seth as you've never seen him before

While it's no secret that Seth can pull off some fairly lengthy combos, these are ones that you might not have seen before.

The video starts off by showing some character specific ones against Abel and Balrog, who both own somewhat strange hurtboxes, and for the last combo the game starts looking like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 where the hits just never seem to end.

Hit the jump to see Seth's 81-hit combo and more.

Level|Up adds PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Spring tournament series to The Runback line-up, win a PlayStation 4 console by competing

It has been quite some time since PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale made headlines, but today we've got some news for you. In honor of the upcoming balance patch that Sony Santa Monica will be releasing for the game, the Level Up crew will launch the PSABR Spring tournament series.

Running from April 10 - June 26, the Spring tournament series will be taking place every Thursday night at Level Up's weekly event, The Runback. Competitors will have the opportunity to win various Sony games and merchandise, but two lucky winners will walk away with a PlayStation 4 console.

The Spring season winner will be awarded with a PS4 console, and another PS4 will be given to the player with the most tournament entries, who will become known as the "Most Dedicated Player". Hit the image below for the info.


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The Runback takes place every Thursday night at Super Arcade in Walnut, California. You can find all of the action on Level|Up's Twitch channel, beginning at 9:30 p.m. PST / 12:30 a.m. EST.

Source: Level|Up. Tip sent in by AriesWarlock.

'Makoto has become a character who can quickly KO opponents even mid-screen', Shirou explains Ultra Street Fighter 4's Makoto changes and playstyle

Similar to the earlier videos posted to taitochannel, a video has been released which features Japan's Shirou detailing how to use Makoto effectively, and what her changes in Ultra mean for her playstyle.

He brings up a lot of good points regarding how much stronger her mid-screen offense has gotten, and this just might be the revision Makoto needed to cover up her weak spots.

Hit the jump for the video and a translation of Shirou's opinions by EventHubs' very own MajinTenshinhan.

Major League Baseball star Hunter Pence has a pretty sick Green Arrow in Injustice: Gods Among Us

IGN's Destin Legarie recently sat down to play a few games of Injustice: Gods Among Us, and with him he had a special guest opponent. Major League Baseball athlete, and outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, Hunter Pence stopped by to get in some matches.

Despite devoting his life to being an MLB star, it seems that Pence has clocked in a great amount of time playing Injustice. As you can see in the following footage, the Giants' outfielder not only has a solid understanding of the game mechanics, but also has a pretty sick Green Arrow.

Not only that, but Pence mentions in the video that he enjoys watching Injustice streams in his spare time. It's always a treat to see people in other specialties enjoying fighting games and taking the time to acquire the knowledge.

Hit the jump to see Hunter Pence square off against IGN's Destin Legarie in Injustice: Gods Among Us.

USF4's Red Focus intended for casual players, delayed wake-up made for hardcore competitors; Ayano says Ryu users will enjoy playing Poison

Ultra Street Fighter 4's assistant producer, Tomoaki Ayano, spoke to Siliconera once again in order to discuss the upcoming SF4 series update. This particular interview focuses mainly on the subject of complexity, and if USF4 may become too complicated with all of the new game mechanics being added.

To better address this question, Ayano starts out by explaining the thought process behind creating both Ultra Street Fighter 4's Red Focus and delayed wake-up mechanics. He admits that Red Focus was created with casual players in mind.

"It [Red Focus] was conceived as a technique to deal with incoming multi-hit attacks via simple button input," the assistant producer says. "We see it as a way to bring more casual users into the fold and reignite interest among players who may have been sitting out of the Street Fighter IV series until now."

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Try out latest JoJo's fighting game demo for free now on PSN if you're in North America

PlayStation 3 gamers in North America are in for a treat tonight, as the demo for JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is out now, and free to try.

The download is 780 megabytes and features 3 playable characters, Cesar, Dio and Jotaro.

The game will be released in North America for PS3 users on April 29, 2014, so if you want to grab the full retail edition, it's only three weeks away from being released.

After the jump, you'll find a trailer for the title.

Fast-paced action, slick choreography and daisy dukes: Dead or Alive characters face off in this live-action beach battle between Rig and Tina

Steering away from the traditional cosplay galleries we do, today we have a bit of a special treat for all you fans out there.

In the Dead or Alive series, the characters have some fairly realistic looking attributes in-game, but never have any two characters looked this life-like.

The folks over at Stone Mountain Stunts put together an excellent, real-life fight between DoA's Tina and Rig. The two engage in a smoothly choreographed battle on the beach.

Below you can check out some screen-caps from the video showing off the fighters in action. Be sure to hit the jump to view the video.

Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 CR tournament results and battle logs ft. Daigo, Fuudo, Tokido, Amiyu, -R- and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, a release event is being held for the new Street Fighter 4 CR pachinko slot machine. To make the festivities more interesting, a tournament is being held in the actual Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 game.

Participants in the tournament include MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Tokido, Amiyu, -R-, Ebi@Baki-Zei and Younashi, with the last member of this single-elimination 8-man tournament being decided by a 32-man qualifier on the spot.

Hit the jump for the NicoNico stream, battle logs and results as they occur.

Mysterious character 'ARIA' hinted at in KI arcade mode; first Ultimate Combo shown by Shadow Jago boss, has new move-set with slide and divekick

With Killer Instinct's large and final season 1 update dropping yesterday, Maximilian took to his live stream in search for the arcade mode's final boss. It has since been confirmed that Shadow Jago is indeed the last adversary you'll be facing in the arcade mode, but this time he isn't just a costume swap.

The boss version of Shadow Jago shows off some brand new moves that heavily differ from classic Jago. Among them are a divekick, a slide special move, a double fireball, and most importantly, Killer Instinct's first Ultimate Combo finisher.

Additionally, the ending that Maximilian received hinted at a new character to the Killer Instinct franchise, deemed, "ARIA." This mysterious combatant is involved with UltraTech, and is undoubtedly a teaser of what's to come in season 2.


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Hit the jump to check out Max's boss battle against Shadow Jago, along with the stream archive.

K-Brad and Infiltration join Gootecks and Mike Ross' latest installment of Excellent Adventures, ep. 10-13 available for purchase/rent now

Gootecks and Mike Ross have returned to the world of Excellent Adventures, and this time, they aren't alone.

Coming straight from SoCal Regionals 2014, FNEX|K-Brad and Infiltration join the Wyld Stallyns of Street Fighter on their quest to rule the online world.

Episodes 10-13 of Excellent Adventures is now available over on their website. You can rent the latest installment for $2.99 USD, or purchase the whole thing for $4.99.

As usual, the episodes will air each Sunday, but if you are as impatient as us, you may want to pick it up now. Hit the jump to check out the trailer, and see what the latest Excellent Adventures has in store.


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