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Interrupting a move that can't be interrupted: Elena can punish Balrog during his true block-string Super in Ultra Street Fighter 4

In Street Fighter 4, a true block-string is a series of attacks that locks your opponent into a blocking state (with block stun) making it so that they cannot attack you during. Some basic combos, Ultras, and even Supers retain this trait, such as Balrog's Crazy Buffalo Super.

Bendermac recently stumbled upon something very interesting involving Elena in Ultra Street Fighter 4. It appears as though the Capoeira fighter is immune to the true block-string quality of Balrog's Super, allowing her to interrupt and punish him during the latter part of his attack.

This is more than likely due to Elena's strange hurtbox, as there have been numerous reports of other attacks not hitting her properly.

Capcom does have a patch for Ultra Street Fighter 4 in the works at the moment, so hopefully we will see this corrected some time soon.

Check out the video below.

Lucina has a 'mask on/off' taunt, Robin's down+B special can 'curse' his opponents to drain health in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Apart from the scoops on the new characters coming to BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, the latest issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has also furnished additional details on the move sets for the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS characters Nintendo announced on Monday.

Check out the images below, along with our translations of the new characters' move descriptions.

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Hi-res artwork of Killer Instinct season 2 Maya and City of Dawn stage; full EVO 2014 panel video

Since the EVO 2014 reveal of the next Killer Instinct season 2 character, Maya, we've gotten a few new goodies for you all to enjoy.

First up, high resolution images featuring Maya's character and stage design have hit the internet. Below you will find the official concept art for her and the City of Dawn stage.

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Also, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios' full EVO 2014 panel can now be viewed. Considering this conference was not originally streamed in any way, you may want to check out the panel yourself and get all the latest details on Killer Instinct season 2.

Daigo more confident about winning EVO this year, speaks about Infiltration's rise, fall and resurgence

It's day one of EVO 2014, and Gadget Tsuushin -- the folks who previously brought us this fantastic interview with EG|Momochi -- has worked extra time to bring us this very special pre-EVO interview with Mad Catz's Daigo "The Beast" Umehara that they've just published earlier today (via Beast Note).

In this very lengthy interview, which we've translated in full, MCZ|Daigo talks about his chances of winning EVO 2014, the qualities necessary for being good at fighting games, his thoughts on Infiltration's rise, fall and recent resurgence at tournaments -- and much, much more.

Apart from the pre-EVO interview, Gadget Tsuushin also played a game of 50 questions with MCZ|Daigo that covers his private life. But that's too much to fit into one post, so check back with us later during the EVO weekend for a full translation of that.

Mastering this crazy combo came in handy: Jewelman shaves off over 50% of Yun's health with 57-hit Hundred Hand Slap combo in this USF4 match

We were recently sent a clip of an online Ultra Street Fighter 4 bout that featured a very impressive combo. Interestingly enough, the person who sent this video to us was actually the one who fell victim to this hard-hitting combo as opposed to the player dealing the damage.

In this match-up, Jewelman's E. Honda lands a devastating 57-hit combo using a combination of Hundred Hand Slaps and its EX counterpart. Depleting his entire Super meter, this combo uses a total of 8 Hundred Hand Slaps and shaves off over 50% health from his opponent.

Even with E. Honda's EX HHS buff that makes it easier to connect normals after the special move lands, this combo is still quite tough to pull off consistently, let alone in an actual match.

FG gods Daigo and Sako captain their own teams of 3 in a ft-to-5 Ultra Street Fighter 4 set, 48" Toshiba Regza TVs are on the line

Capcom Japan has posted today the third in a series of four promotional videos for Ultra Street Fighter 4 that feature some of Japan's finest players on as guests.

The first two instalments featured exhibition matches between MCZ|Daigo and Hori|Sako, but this time around, a total of six top players make their appearance -- MCZ|Daigo, Hori|Sako, Bonchan, Kazunoko, MCZ|Mago and RZR|Itabashi Zangief. The players are split into two teams of three each, competing against one another in a first-to-5 set with special rules.

And these guys are not just playing for fun, either. This is no exhibition match, ladies and gentlemen -- three sets of brand new 48" Toshiba Regza TVs are on the line here, which the members of the winning team will walk away with.

Which team will emerge victorious? MCZ|Daigo, Kazunoko and RZR|Itazan? Or Hori|Sako, Bonchan and MCZ|Mago?

Daigo's loss to Filipino Champ, Luffy from Europe eliminating Mago to secure Top 8 spot - EVO 2014 Ultra Street Fighter 4 off-screen video highlights

You've seen the match where MCZ|Daigo gets eliminated by John Choi at the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament at EVO 2014. Now watch the match that got Daigo "The Beast" Umehara sent into the losers' bracket in the first place: RG|Filipino Champ (Dhalsim) vs. MCZ|Daigo.

The other match video we've got here for you to check out comes courtesy of BornFreeYT. Ever since we ran this story about you, our readers, feeling that no European player would make top 8 at this year's EVO, members of the European FGC have felt very vindictive -- and they got the sweet vengeance they've been looking for: MD|Luffy from Europe has made it to top 8 this year.

MD|Luffy eliminated Japan's MCZ|Mago to secure his place in top 8. This isn't the first time he's defeated MCZ|Mago at a tournament, sure, but with this much at stake, his achievement at EVO yesterday has certainly brought Europe -- and his fans everywhere -- a lot of pride and joy.

Tekken 7's PC release possibly leaked by Amazon

Today an image has been floating around of showing Tekken 7 listed for PC release. While the image itself looks fairly legitimate and has been reported on by a number of news sources, it should be noted that when we were unable to locate the product on Europe's Amazon. Also, the image leaves out the exact web address, instead displaying only a lowercase "tekken 7" in the search bar.

Nonetheless, here's the original image making its rounds around Twitter to help you decide whether it's another major hint or simply a grab for attention.

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Image source: Chris Thomason via Aris's Twitter.

Daigo attending special tournament to honor 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37, event organized by Super Arcade

The official Super Arcade Twitter account has announced today that they will be holding a special event this November to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37. In order to properly pay homage, the tournament will be held where the legendary Daigo parry took place -- Cal Poly Pomona's Ursa Major Hall.

Not only that, but The Beast himself, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, along with his sponsor, Mad Catz, are confirmed to be in attendance.

The tournament is set to take place on November 21-23, and Super Arcade has stated that we can expect to learn more about this special event very soon.

If for some reason you have never seen the incredible Daigo parry against EG|Justin Wong in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, you can check it out below.

Target combo into Super beats Zangief's EX Running Grab, devastating mix-ups, comebacks, perfects, and more: This USF4 Dudley reel sure is stylish

Mr. Kimokoan, known for putting a ton of flashy maneuvers into his Dudley play, recently posted an Ultra Street Fighter 4 highlight compilation of his gentleman boxer putting in work.

There are some excellent clips here that really do a stellar job of showing what Dudley is all about. Reading Zangief's EX Running Grab and countering with target combo xx Super isn't the only slick moment you'll find here, as there are numerous perfects, comebacks, huge-damage combos, and more.

Check it out below and let us know what you think!

Which were your favorite EVO moments this year? - Maximilian's top 5 hype moments at EVO 2014

This year's EVO was undoubtedly one of the craziest yet. From crowd favorites and former champions getting eliminated early in Ultra Street Fighter 4, to the insane comebacks, and real men shedding manly tears, it's been one helluva ride for anyone who's a fan of fighting games.

But which EVO moments were your favorite this year? Which moments brought in the most hype? Which ones made time stop, overloaded your senses, or otherwise made you yell a cheer or jeer out loud as you watched the tournament happen, through the streams, from the comforts of wherever you were at?

Maximilian has made a video recapping his top five hype moments for EVO 2014, across all of the games featured.

Regardless if you were a stream monster who caught all the action over the entire EVO weekend, or if you only tuned in to the streams to watch the parts of the tournament you cared about, it's worth taking a bit of time to list your favorite moments over EVO weekend, and see how your list compares with Maximilian's.

Xiao Hai's Cammy and Evil Ryu are ready for EVO 2014; long sets against top Chinese players Pang Feilong (Hugo/Fei Long), Zong Shifan (Blanka)

At a pre-EVO roundtable discussion 4Gamer hosted last month, when the six Japanese pro players in attendance -- MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Tokido, EG|Momochi, Bonchan, Kazunoko, RZR|Itabashi Zangief -- were asked to name a couple of players whom they did not wish to have to face at EVO 2014's USF4 tournament, Chinese player Xiaohai was the first name to be mentioned.

It's been a while since we've seen or heard anything from Xiaohai, who placed 4th at last year's tournament, but he has certainly made an impression. On these six Japanese players, at least.

During the roundtable discussion, the Japanese players went on to speculate that Xiaohai might possibly be playing Yun in this version, since he's known to be a player who always sticks with the top-tier characters, no matter what the game is.

Whether or not Xiaohai will indeed main Yun at this year's tournament, is something we'll have to wait till Friday morning, when the EVO 2014 USF4 pools begin, to find out.

In the meantime, however, it's worth noting that even if Xiaohai does end up picking Yun, that will not be the only character he has prepped for EVO. As these recent videos from a Chinese stream he made an appearance on shows, Xiaohai also has a Cammy and Evil Ryu in the bag, ready to go.

C. Viper and Sakura engage in a slug fest, Cody shatters the glass, and everyone is corrupted by the Dark Hadou? Street Fighter art from UDON

Tonight we end our news day with a great Street Fighter artwork gallery from the incomparable UDON crew.

Below you will find art pieces featuring many fan-favorite characters illustrated by various UDON artists. C. Viper and Sakura engage in a heated battle, Ryu and Ken spar, and multiple characters get corrupted by the Dark Hadou; there's plenty to see here, so be sure to hit the jump for even more awesome artwork.

Lucina was originally conceived as Marth's alt costume, Robin's limited-use moves regenerate over time in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS

Since we posted our translations of Robin's move list -- including details on which moves can only be used for a finite number of times -- in Super Smash Bros for Wii U and 3DS from this week's issue of Famitsu magazine, some of you readers have expressed your concern for the character potentially being too weak once Robin can't use Elwind (up+B) anymore.

The 4-page spread in Famitsu magazine on Smash did not mention if Robin's limited-use moves would regenerate over time, and many of us (including myself) presumed that they would not; not unless Robin fell off the stage and respawned anyway.

But as it turns out, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS director Masahiro Sakurai did actually mention that Robin's limited-use moves would regnerate over time, in the same issue of Famitsu; it was mentioned in a column he wrote for the magazine, separate from the 4-page spread.

Abel uses Decapre's Ultra 1 to land three cr.HP elbows, trades hits 6 separate times for a brilliant combo - USF4 video by Doopliss

You're in for 17 minutes of bliss in Doopliss' latest combo video for the Ultra Street Fighter 4 series, titled 'Gotta Patch 'Em All!'.

It features combos for all of the returning cast members, plus Elena, so there's something here for almost every fan of the series.

A real doozy happens near the start of the clip, as Abel lands 3 separate crouching heavy punches (elbows) on Decapre, using her Ultra 1, Psycho Stream, to assist him the entire way in a brilliant series of attacks.

If you dig combo videos, you have to watch this.

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