You're not logged in | Login / Register | News Filter | Submit News

Street Fighter 5's most drastic balance changes (if any) to happen at start of Capcom Pro Tour, next beta will have different characters

Twitchcon 2015 took place last week, and at the event VentureBeat managed to catch up with Capcom's Director of Brand Marketing and eSports, Matt Dahlgren, to talk Street Fighter 5.

Though a solid portion of the interview was recap for followers of fighting game community happenings, Dahlgren did drop an assortment of informational nuggets that you may be interested in hearing.

Dahlgren explains that Street Fighter 5 is the first game being built for eSports, and this particular title will directly correlate and evolve with the Capcom Pro Tour. Balance changes will be made during the tournament circuit (March through December), and we now have an idea of what ideas Capcom has in mind as far as making alterations goes.

"So when we’re looking at rebalancing things, that’s our season that we’re going to build around," Dahlgren said. "The beginning of spring is where we would make any kind of drastic changes, to kind of work things out for the season. We’ll make sure to not do any significant balance adjustments before a huge event like an EVO or a Capcom Cup."

Continue reading »

Mike Ross' Necalli stuns Combofiend, Haunts takes on Gooteck's Vega - Excellent Adventures fights Capcom in Street Fighter 5 at PAX

A couple of weeks ago, we saw Gootecks and Mike Ross fight each other in a Street Fighter 5 mirror match. Today, we yet another treat for you Excellent Adventures fans.

Khaos Gaming recently uploaded more Street Fighter 5 footage from the PAX tournament that took place late last month. Among these uploads were a set of casual matches features a number of different players, including Mike Ross, Gootecks, and the Capcom boys themselves -- Combofiend and Haunts.

Mike Ross selects his Necalli in a match up against Combofiend's Chun-Li. There are quite a few great moments in the nearly 11 minutes of footage, but one of the best has to be Ross' quick stun.

Click image for animated version

We also get to see another 12 and a half minutes of gameplay featuring Gootecks (Ryu / Vega) going head-to-head with Haunts (Ryu). There are even more matches to be seen over on Khaos Gaming's YouTube channel, so be sure to check them out.

Hit the jump to watch the Excellent Adventures stars battle against the mighty Capcom in Street Fighter 5.

Continue reading »

How did KitasenjuDJ advance into the Topanga A League with a character many consider horrible? We discuss

Unless you happen to be in a time zone close to Japan, and were able to navigate the Nico Points option to score a PPV pass for the Topanga B League, you probably haven't seen much of KitasenjuDJ's Dee Jay.

KitasenjuDJ recently advanced to the Topanga A League with a 6-3 overall record, and our very own MajinTenshinhan covered the entire event, so I wanted to pick his brain to figure out how he did it with a character many feel is very low tier.

I ask most of my questions from the perspective I've seen in the comments and on Twitter, so read on to see how this guy has been wrecking people with Dee Jay.

Continue reading »

Major shifts in Capcom Pro Tour rankings; nine players close to cracking Capcom Cup top 32

A ton has changed in the Capcom Pro Tour race in recent days. Both The Call of Ragnarok and EXG 2015 have awarded some crucial points that have allowed three new players to enter the top 32, thus knocking out three others.

Though the Capcom Pro Tour site has not updated with results from these two tourneys, we've crunched a few numbers of our own, and our calculations say that the new magic point total for qualifying is 92. Gonzales and FA|Ryan Hart should now sit at the 32nd spot, both with 92 points.

With his victory at Call of Ragnarok, YBK|Shirou has jumped from 41st to 22nd place. Perhaps even more interesting is intense race just outside of the top 32. Hit the jump to see who's on the brink.

Continue reading »

Who would win a fight to the death between Dan Hibiki and Hercule Satan? We look to the latest Death Battle! for the answer

Usually Death Battle! pits the cream of the crop against each other, facilitating fantasy matches between similar powerhouses from different universes.

The latest fight to the finish features a bit of a change in gears, as two comic relief characters square off not to discover who the strongest is, but rather who isn't the worst.

Hercule and Dan, from the Dragon Ball Z and Street Fighter universes respectively, are often not given second thoughts by audiences, as attention is usually diverted to more important matters. Despite this, Dan and Hercule actually have fairly rich backgrounds.

Wiz and Boomstick enlighten us as to just how powerful each of these two fighters are. Did you know that Dan can actually tap into the Satsui No Hado? Find out more, including who comes out alive, after the jump.

Continue reading »

Is Ed Boon's recent 'Alien' tweet a hint or a troll?

Just yesterday, Mortal Kombat series co-creator, Ed Boon, included a particularly interesting image in one of his tweets. Accompanied by the caption "Hahaha! Also gotta love the baby Alien on the leash. #AlienKonfirmed ;)" Boon sent out the cartoon image below:

Alien Friendship image #1
Click images for larger versions

With the inclusion of Predator in the previous Kombat Pack, many have entertained the idea that a Xenomorph from the Alien franchise would also be a good fit for the Mortal Kombat X roster.

The MK creator is known to be something of a troll when it comes to upcoming game content, and this very well could be a bit of a tease at those who have their fingers crossed for a Xenomorph in Kombat Pack 2.

What do you EventHubs readers think? Is this tweet yet another Boon troll, or something we should take a bit more seriously? Let us know in the comments.

Sent in by Sean_Saibot.

More Super Smash Bros. 4 DLC on the way? Three potential character and stage slots found in files of 1.1.1 patch

Whenever a new Super Smash Bros. patch drops, eager fans quickly delve into the game's files to see if they can dig up any secrets. The latest patch -- update 1.1.1 -- went live early Wednesday morning, and one data miner in particular already found something worth noting.

ShinyQuagsire posted a couple of images over on Twitter showing that the latest patch introduced three new character slots and three new stage slots. You can see in the first image that three "aFig_50_mario+7" files exist beneath the Roy file. The mario tag is very likely a placeholder put into action by Nintendo to avoid the premature spoiling of upcoming plans.

Additionally, six files labeled "tikibuzz" sit among those dedicated to some of the latest DLC stages such as Peach's Castle and Mario Maker. Though there are six files pointing to new stages, it is likely that these actually represent normal and omega versions, making it only three stages in total.

Super Smash Bros. 1.1.1 data mine image #1 Super Smash Bros. 1.1.1 data mine image #2
Click images for larger versions

Unfortunately, these findings aren't as concrete as the Ryu and Roy stage music discovery back before they were officially released. We'll have to wait and see if these files are really telling of more fighters/stages on the horizon, or if they're just innocuous listings.

If these are indicative of upcoming DLC, what do you think it will be? Which characters and stages are you most hoping to see? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: ShinyQuagsire. Via NintendoEverything.

Polls: Should Miis and custom moves be banned from Super Smash Bros. 4 tournaments?

Polls: Should Miis and custom moves be banned from Super Smash Bros. 4 tournaments?

There has been a lot of dialogue about whether Miis and custom moves should be allowed in Super Smash Bros. 4 tournaments.

Depending on which tournament you attend, or your location on the globe, you could find that you have these things available to you, or all of these them have been banned, or only various combinations of Miis and custom moves are available.

We wanted to see what our readers thought on this matter, so we've setup a poll for people to vote in concerning these two issues. You can also use the comments area as a discussion ground.

You can find the polls and comments section below.

Continue reading »

'She will be a very gimmick-oriented mix up character' - WSO players uncover Karin's bread and butter combos and basics in Street Fighter 5

At a recent Winner Stays on Session, Capcom U.K.'s Matt Edwards sat down to explore the newest character in Street Fighter 5: Karin.

On a quest to discover her basic play style, he and WSO players focus on which of her moves are best used for anti-airs, counter hits and bread and butter combos. You can see one such combo below:

Click images for animated versions

One of the biggest conclusions they make is that Karin is a completely different character in and out of her V-Trigger state. Within, she has many options to mix up the opponent and throw them off guard. Outside of her V-Trigger, Karin feels much more basic.

Hit the jump to see their exploration of Karin.

Continue reading »

Crush Counters now build V-Gauge, Ken's light uppercut is practically safe on block and much more; Maximilian covers Ken changes in Street Fighter 5

The ever-developing Street Fighter 5 continues to shape shift in big ways. In a recent video, Maximilian uncovers new changes for one of Street Fighters original characters: Ken.

Max unveils some interesting alterations, such as the fact that Ken's light uppercut is virtually safe on block, though the rest of his moves are widely unsafe under the same circumstances.

Perhaps the biggest development we discover in this video, and Max actually doesn't take note of it in his narration, is the fact that hitting a Crush Counter now builds a character's V-Gauge. Using your V-Skill or taking damage were previously the only ways to build this meter.

It's a tad difficult to see because of the logo, but in the segment below Ken actually gains V-Gauge when hitting his Crush Counter. Note that this is not cancelled from his V-Skill, nor does he take damage in any way.

Click images for animated versions

Hit the jump to see the full video documenting recent changes for Ken.

Continue reading »

Absolute Battle 6 results feat. K-Brad, IFC Yipes, NuckleDu, NoelBHungry, Alucard

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Absolute Battle 6.

Absolute Battle 6 is currently taking place in Plano, Texas, and we can expect three days of awesome fighting game action.

Games being played this weekend include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. There will also be side tournaments featuring Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Puzzle Fighter, and more.

EG|K-Brad, TSC|IFC Yipes, Liquid|NuckleDu, RZR|Perfect Legend, GoL|Ranmasama, BP|Brolylegs, F3|Alucard, LOD|OMG Itz Andre, VGP|Chaotix, TFA|German Luger, NoelBHungry, GoldenBoyNeo, and more will be competing. Once brackets are live, they will be available over on VersusGameplay's Challonge.

Additionally, AB6 will be host to another installment in the Ultra Fight Night exhibition series. Five bouts will be played out in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and the main event will be Tommy Gunz vs. Crackfiend.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

Continue reading »

Yoshihara Motoki's incredible Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, and King of Fighters artwork is the best thing you'll see today

Early last year, we here at EventHubs featured an artist by the name of Yoshihara Motoki. Having released a number of incredible sketches of fighting game characters over on Twitter, how could we not?

Over the course of this year, Motoki has continued the practice of posting amazing pieces of artwork on the social media channel. While not all of them have been directly fighting game related, a select handful feature characters from the Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, and King of Fighters franchises. This time, however, we're treated to some of the artist's color work.

Below are a few of Motoki's pieces, but be sure to hit the jump for more. They're real, and they're spectacular.

Amazing fighting artwork from Yoshihara Motoki image #1 Amazing fighting artwork from Yoshihara Motoki image #2 Amazing fighting artwork from Yoshihara Motoki image #3 Amazing fighting artwork from Yoshihara Motoki image #4 Amazing fighting artwork from Yoshihara Motoki image #5 Amazing fighting artwork from Yoshihara Motoki image #9

Continue reading »

Killer Instinct season 3 news set to drop next week, developers aiming to break the silence 'slowly'

It's been a while since we've heard any real information on Killer Instinct season 3. Over a month ago, KI community manager Rukari "rukizzel" Austin confirmed the inclusion of Kim Wu on the season 3 roster, although we haven't actually seen her yet.

However, it appears as though the silence will be broken here shortly. The official Killer Instinct Twitter account addressed the matter, saying we'll be getting news next week.

Hopefully we'll start receiving new details about the upcoming game at a consistent, albeit slow pace, as potentially indicated in the above tweet. Or "emphasis on slowly" could be a hint at traits of a new character, and with the Killer Instinct developers dropping cryptic hints on Twitter in the past, that wouldn't be too far-fetched.

What do you hope we see from Killer Instinct season 3 next week? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Killer Instinct on Twitter. Via Destructoid.

This artist will draw you as your favorite fighting game character for less than 15 bucks

We've seen a handful of artistic fans draw some of their favorite fighting game competitors as their trademark characters, and now there's a service that will draw you as your favorite character for a nominal fee.

An artist by the name of Baldobaldari will draw you in the style of your favorite fighting game character for about 12€, ($13.40.)

We haven't utilized his service ourselves yet, but based on the body of work shown, he certainly seems legit. Still, we have to note that you should send money at your own discretion.

Below are a few samples of works by Baldobaldari:

Life Imitates Street Fighter image #1 Life Imitates Street Fighter image #2 Life Imitates Street Fighter image #3 Life Imitates Street Fighter image #4 Life Imitates Street Fighter image #5 Life Imitates Street Fighter image #6 Life Imitates Street Fighter image #7
Click images for larger versions

If you're interested in having your own character portrait, you can visit Baldobaldari's Facebook page, for more details.

Necalli pops off about... noodles? Check out this newly discovered Street Fighter 5 Easter egg

At the Capcom Cup last December, we got to see Mike Ross and Combofiend play off in Street Fighter 5 for the first time ever. During this exhibition, Mike ended up activating an Easter egg, resulting in a bowl of noodles atop Combofiend's Chun-Li's head.

At TwitchCon this year, Maximilian discovered that ending a match via Noodle KO unlocks a secret win quote. Max does this with Necalli, but our guess is that the whole cast will have their own, unique noodle quotes when it's all said and done.

Truthfully, we kind of expect to see more special stage-specific KO animations, and therefore similar Easter eggs, in future builds of the game. Capcom's creative touch here is much appreciated, and adds to the excavation process in a small, but fun way.

Hit the jump to watch the short video, and discover exactly what Necalli has to say about noodles.

Continue reading »

Read older stories...