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Skullgirls Encore on PlayStation 4 to support cross-play with PS3 version

Fans are still eagerly awaiting the arrival of Skullgirls Encore on consoles, but luckily we have some news today that will definitely make those waiting quite happy.

Skullgirls Encore on PlayStation 4 will support cross-play with the PlayStation 3 version. Last week, Jonathan "Persona" Kim, the game's senior animator, took to Twitter and confirmed that the feature allowing players to battle opponents across both systems will indeed be included when the game drops on next-gen.

Additionally, Kim posted a quick update on the Beowulf patch, stating that it has been submitted to Sony for testing.

You can check out the tweet after the jump.

Luffy stares down Xian, Poongko dances with Bonchan and guess who gets double perfected? Check out these highlights from Topanga World League day two

Day two of Topanga World League has concluded, and the competitors continue to bring the hype. There's plenty to see here so let's get started!

PIE|Smug

Smug had something of a rough start as he went 0-2 on day one of the tournament. He did not let this deter him however, as he came into day two machine guns blazing.

When his tournament life at NCR was cut short by AVM|Gamerbee's Elena, it was very apparent that Smug was unfamiliar with the match up. Today, he would go up against HORI|Sako's Elena, which is a terrifying task even if you're well acquainted with the character.

It appears as though Smug did indeed do his homework, as he took the fight to the ninth and final match. Looking like the Smug we all know, he makes offensive read after offensive read in an onslaught of pressure that makes Sako look rather helpless.

Potemkin pasta, Venom's billiard takoyaki, Faust's 'fatally stimulating drink' - Guilty Gear themed food from Pasela Resorts

The Pasela Resorts chain of karaoke parlors and darts cafe in Tokyo is no stranger to video games-themed food.

In the past, they've come up with numerous special menus fashioned after Capcom's Street Fighter, Monster Hunter, Resident Evil and Okami franchises, as part of a collaboration with the Japanese games maker.

For its next couple of video games-themed menus, however, Pasela Resorts will be working with Arc System Works (ASW) instead.

As part one of their collaboration with ASW, Pasela Resorts will be offering a Guilty Gear themed menu from April 14 to May 10 at three of its karaoke parlor outlets, and the Bar Rhythm darts cafe in Akihabara.

Here is what's available on the menu:


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Diddy loses damage, new ways to perform smash attacks and no more analogue+smash stick tilts; Super Smash Bros. 4 v1.0.6 patch notes

The latest patch for Super Smash Bros. 4 went live today and we have a list of confirmed changes thus far.

There are plenty of speculative tweaks, but only a handful have been confirmed. You can see the confirmed changes from Smash Boards below:


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As you can see, Diddy lost a few percentage points of damage on a handful of his moves, likely to the joy of much of the community, while a few of the lower-tier characters received some damage buffs.

Perhaps the most intriguing alterations are in the game engine tweaks. Pressing the A and B buttons simultaneously will now result in a smash attack. Also, you used to be able to perform "tilts" by using both joysticks at the same time, but this is no longer the case. Slightly moving the analogue stick along with the smash stick will also result in a smash attack now.

You can jump over to reddit to see a much longer patch list including unconfirmed changes and busted rumors. We will be updating here as more information is confirmed, so check back often.

91% damage combo and 42% from 2 hits - Kotal Kahn packs a mean punch in Mortal Kombat X

With Mortal Kombat X now officially available, players from all walks of life are actively uploading as much tech as they can find. The two videos we have for you today focus on Kotal Kahn and his Blood God Variation.

For those who may not know, Kotal has the ability to boost his damage output by using the Blood Offering move. In Blood God, he gains another move that increases his damage: the Crystal Totem.

When using both power up moves at once, Kotal Kahn can dish out an insane amount of damage. The first combo uses three meters to hit 91% damage and the second deals 42% with only 2 hits.

Check out both combos below.

Cinder can no longer go invisible, but he still has Fire Flash! See what's new and old with Killer Instinct's highly anticipated veteran hot head

The team at Iron Galaxy is taking their time to make sure the VFX-heavy character, Cinder, looks just right when they give him his stream debut. Today on the Ultra Combo Forums, Adam Isgreen came out with some new information while we wait for Killer Instinct's upcoming character.

Though a favorite in the original Killer Instinct game, Cinder was not a playable character in KI 2 and so we haven't really seen him in about 19 years.

We've known for some time that Cinder was going to return in the newest iteration of the franchise, but we've had to wait through seven other character releases in Season two in order to finally get him.

You can see a quick pic of his Hero Art below:


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Isgreen details the character's move list. He specifies that the development team focused on retaining the best of his old moves, while making him new and fresh with the addition of some new ones.

He's retained four of his original six special moves. His projectile invulnerability and invisibility have been removed, but he's gained the ability to literally set parts of his opponents on fire and do damage over time. If they use their flaming body part while it's ablaze, they reset the DOT timer! Check it all out on the Killer Instinct Textual Stream.

Thank you to EMP_FecalMatter for the submission.

Nemo vs. Xian first-to-15 set in Ultra Street Fighter 4 - Over an hour of top-player action between Gen and Rolento

BE|Nemo is hardly an unknown player, making a very big name for himself in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but also producing fair results in earlier Street Fighter 4 entries using Chun-Li and Yang. However, once Ultra hit, BE|Nemo took the Street Fighter 4 world by storm with his Rolento, and showed everyone across the world just what this character was capable of.

So what do you get when you take this top-caliber player and match him up against the masterful RZR|Xian, who himself managed to put Gen on the map in a similar way, and even won EVO in 2013 using the character? You get a whole lot of action, that's what.

After the jump, you'll find video clocking in at almost 75 minutes featuring these two top players as they battle it out in a first-to-15 set.

Mortal Kombat X move pages heavily updated, listings for Goro, Jax, Johnny Cage, Sonya, Kenshi and Jacqui added

DreamKing has been super hard at work updating our moves database pages for Mortal Kombat X.

Now you can find listings for all of the 25 playable characters, along with updating listings for cast members we'd previously had posted.

Goro, Jax, Johnny Cage, Sonya, Kenshi and Jacqui all received new pages, and basic moves for many of the other fighters were added.

We also posted a few fatalities and brutalities, and many more updates are coming soon.

You can find links to these sections below.

Bonchan aims to fully show his anti-Rose tech, Momochi ready for his revenge matches against Xian and Daigo at Topanga World League 2

On this week's Topanga TV, Bonchan appears as a special co-host alongside the usual hosts EG|Momochi, MCZ|Mago and MCZ|Tokido.

And since it's the day before the prestigious Topanga World League 2 (TWL2) kicks off, Bonchan and EG|Momochi's preparations for the league became one of the most discussed topics on the episode.

As many of you know by now, Bonchan's registered characters for TWL2 are Sagat and Ryu, while EG|Momochi's is Ken and Evil Ryu.

Why did Momochi register Evil Ryu as his sub-character here, even though Elena has been his go-to sub character for a while now?

Whose sword is bigger and badder? Soul Calibur's Nightmare faces Berserk's Guts in ScrewAttack's latest Death Battle

ScrewAttack's latest Death Battle has one very prominent theme: giant swords.

In today's match-up, Soul Calibur's large, armored warrior, Nightmare, squares up against Guts -- a demon slayer from the Berserk anime/manga.

Just like each of the Death Battles that came before it, in this bout, both fighters' weapons, skills, and styles are analyzed to determine which would end up victorious if these two should ever encounter one another. An animated fight scene follows, playing out how the battle would go based on the research done.

So, who do you think will win this Death Battle? Guts or Nightmare?

Hit the jump to find out!

PDP's Mortal Kombat X fight pad will not be available for the PS3 and PS4 in the UK

Are you excited about the new Mortal Kombat X fight pad for the PS3 and PS4? If you live in the UK, you might want to simmer down. According to PDP, the fight pad's manufacturer, those two versions won't be out in the UK.

The fight pad looks pretty sleek. It features a traditional d-pad, micro switch buttons, and an extended right side for a better grip with the left hand.


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To find out why the pads won't be making it to the UK and to watch a preview video of them, continue reading below.

Tokido goes in on Snake Eyez, stops Bonchan in his tracks, perfects Xian and Ultras everybody in this 'Ode to Skill' highlight video

Hajine "MCZ|Tokido" Taniguchi's list of notable victims and accomplishments has grown quite expansive over the years. Known for playing a demonic character at a hellish pace, and always with his trademark sinister stare, Tokido has rightfully earned himself the nickname "Murderface."

Intelligent decision making synthesized with all out aggression makes the Japanese "fighting god" incredibly entertaining to watch. One of the Tokido's most remarkable traits is his consistency. You can look almost anywhere in his career and find awe-inspiring, high level Street Fighter play.

From Topanga leagues, high-profile invitationals and Capcom Pro Tour events, we have a compilation of some of the Murderface's strongest moments in recent months. Showing off his abilities to open up even the soundest of defenses, Tokido takes out a vast array of world class competitors like Snake Eyez, Bonchan, RZR|Xian, RZR|Fuudo and more.

Hit the jump to see the video.

Will Mike Ross and K-Brad go undefeated, or will Dolph Lundgren take them down? Find out on tonight's Capcom Pro Talk

Updated with stream archive: If you're subscribed to Capcom Fighters, you can check out the archive for this week's Pro Talk which featured EG|K-Brad talking about the 5 most overrated players, and some... interesting, but very entertaining online sessions.

Earning Twitch Turbo subscriptions off of Mike Ross and guests during Capcom Pro Talk has become a thing, but today, Mike Ross threw down the gauntlet and said via Twitter that, "K-Brad is warming up! No Twitch Turbos today! We going UNDEFEATED!"

Although we're not really sure what Dolph Lundgren's thoughts are on the matter, I thought if he read this message, his response would look something like it does in the banner.

Regardless, Mike Ross will welcome EG|K-Brad tonight for another episode of Capcom Pro Talk, starting at 7 p.m. PDT. The live stream, as always, is embedded below.

Hisako can Ultra forever in Killer Instinct season 2 and it's incredibly easy to do - watch her land 500+ hits on TJ Combo

Killer Instinct's latest character, Hisako, is officially out and in the hands of players everywhere. While the last update added new balance changes, costumes, and the character herself, of course, it seems that it may have also introduced a glitch involving Hisako's Ultra.

Hisako can land an infinite number of Ultra combos in Killer Instinct season 2, and it is incredibly easy to do.

During the latter portion of her Ultra combo, Hisako hits the opponent with a large naginata strike, sending them stumbling forward. During this time, if you try to hit an Ultra Ender, the attack will whiff, leaving the opponent stuck in that stumbling state for a couple of seconds. This gives Hisako time to recover from the whiffed Ultra Ender, hit a Shadow On Ryo Zan, and launch right back into another Ultra.

This can be repeated forever, and if you decide to do this in an actual match, it'll surely leave your opponent very salty. Having said that, it is clear that the developers did not intend for this technique to work as it does. Melon God, the person who discovered the bug, has already posted this over on the Ultra-Combo forum to inform the devs about its inclusion in the game.

Check out Hisako's infinite Ultras below.

Haitani USF4 Kumite: Wao (Oni) and Shimauta (Ibuki) ruin the Japanese fighting game god's 18-win streak

Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike was not the only game Japanese fighting game god Haitani did a kumite in as part of an entire slew of event activities at Kyoto's A-cho arcade on February 22.

He also did a kumite session in Ultra Street Fighter 4, and managed to rack up an 18-win streak -- before running into the likes of Shimauta (Ibuki) and Wao (Oni), who are two of Japan's finest top-class players.

Both players managed to slay the fighting game god. Well, to be fair, Haitani returned the favor too, and defeated both players in his next immediate game against them.

You can check out the entire hour-long Haitani kumite below. Before you do, though, here are some highlights from the Shimauta and Wao matches:


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