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Anti-cross up Ultra 1, meaty fireball pressure, and punishing Blanka balls: This Ultra Street Fighter 4 guide will get your Poison up to speed

Bafael has released a video guide detailing close to everything you need to know about Poison, from which Ultra to pick against Dan to anti-focus strategies.

Not satisfied with only having a video representation, an entire text guide appears in the "About" section so you can easily pull up Training Mode and get started. The effort is pretty astonishing. Even the written guide details mix-ups, pressure, corner only juggles. Every bit of note taking has been completely done for you.

Check below to watch the video and take your Poison to the next level.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 opt-in beta program now open on Steam, Capcom lists bug fixes

Wbacon over on the Steam forums has announced that the Ultra Street Fighter 4 opt-in beta program -- that which is aimed at fixing network connectivity issues -- is now open.

In order to access the beta, simply go into your Steam library and right click on Ultra Street Fighter 4. Select the Properties option, click the "BETAS" tab, then enter USFIVBetaBranch (case-sensitive) in the "Enter beta access code" area. Once you've checked the code, select "beta - patch beta" from the drop down menu, then hit "Close."

After you've downloaded the 2.9MB patch, launch Ultra Street Fighter 4 and you'll be all set. Below are the bug fixes implemented in the beta program and more information about the patch.

'If they're in a hurry for a response, I guess I'll have to decline', says Kazunoko regarding the upcoming Canada Cup Master Series

We reported recently on a very exciting pay-per-view event set to be hosted by the Canada Cup crew entitled the Canada Cup Master Series, which will attempt to pit the 4 Canada Cup champions together with 4 other players who will be decided by qualifiers in a first-to-7 round robin, similar to how the Topanga League runs.

While the 2012 and 2013 champions, RZR|Xian and Qanba|Xiao Hai respectively, have confirmed their attendance, the 2010 and 2011 champions, MCZ|Daigo and Kazunoko, have not. When asked about the issue, Kazunoko said that he might not attend the event after all, citing scheduling issues.

This was mentioned while Kazunoko was streaming Ultra Street Fighter 4 matches, and EventHubs' very own MajinTenshinhan has stepped in to translate what Kazunoko had to say.

Kazunoko: Am I attending Canada Cup? Well, that all depends on Topanga A League, doesn't it? Well, if they overlap, I won't be able to... It's difficult. Yeah, difficult.

Continue below to read the rest of what Kazunoko had to say.

Beowulf's in-game premier, Eliza bringing out a skeleton to fight, and Big Band combos galore: Check out the latest Skullgirls action

When Skullgirls originally ran its Kickstarter to back DLC character Squigly, the dedicated community managed to bring the team home enough to support a total of five new characters.

As the journey of development continues, we've rounded up a couple videos to give you a look into the game's progress. In the first, you can see Beowulf's in-game premier along with an in-depth detailing of Eliza.

The second video contains the most recently released character, Big Band, dishing out some magnificent combos.

Check below to see what's going on in Mike Z's love letter to fighting games.

'Let us engage in fishticuffs!' - live stream pits two fish against each other in Street Fighter 2

Over the many, many years of playing Street Fighter I've heard things such as "baited" and "fishing for an attack," but this isn't quite what I had in mind...

Inspired by the recent "Fish Plays Pokemon" broadcast, this aquatic live stream experience pits two fish (Aquarius and Robert the Bruce) against each other in Street Fighter 2.

The sea creatures input attacks by swimming to designated areas in their tank that are marked with specific buttons. 2-player mode is made possible by the use of color detection, and both combatants can perform moves by swimming to different areas.

If you're looking to pass some time and become hypnotized against your will by the marvel that is two fish playing Street Fighter, be sure to tune in between 7 a.m. - 10 p.m. EST to catch the broadcast.

Catch all the action below.

No hitstun deterioration? Another axed feature accessed in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 leads to an endless amount of indefinite combos

Just after discovering the Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 unused feature of characters being able to instantly tag out, TheSkyrae has now revealed a new file in the game allowing zero hitstun deterioration.

This essentially allows every character to combo indefinitely. The video even demonstrates some of the devastation teams can release on their helpless opponents.

If you want to enjoy the extremely broken version for yourself, TheSkyrae also includes a how-to guide in the "About" section.

Check below to get a taste of how crazy Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 truly could have been.

Capcom to host opt-in Ultra Street Fighter 4 beta program for network fixes on Steam

Shortly after the PC release of Ultra Street Fighter 4, numerous Steam users stepped forward to report severe issues with online modes, stating that they were virtually unplayable. Capcom was quick to assure players that they are working on a solution for any network issues that fans may be experiencing.

Although these fixes will be made behind-the-scenes, it seems that the company will be giving a select number of folks the chance to help test some of the network corrections they implement. According to wbacon, a Capcom representative over on the Steam forums, they will be hosting an opt-in beta program to "test the patch in open water" before it is released to the public.

Wbacon was unable to say exactly when this beta test would begin, however, due to the fact that the network maintenance is still underway. More details are expected to drop soon, so be sure to check out the Steam forums periodically for more information.

Source: Steam. Submitted by gluemchen and gtfopanda.

Daigo, Tokido, Mago, Nemo, Eita, ChocoBlanka, and more: Ultra Street Fighter 4 2014 Japan National Tournament - Isshun Sengeki Cup live stream

Tonight we have some amazing Ultra Street Fighter 4 action coming to us live from Japan. The Tokyo qualifying event for the Ultra Street Fighter 4 2014 Japan National Tournament -- known as the Isshun Sengeki Cup -- is streaming from the Akiba Square event space in Akihabara Crossfield building.

The action will consist of both a 3v3 and singles tournament, and many of Japan's finest are expected to compete. MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, BE|Nemo, Eita, EG|ChocoBlanka, Akimo, Acqua, Nishikin, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, and more are among the listed players.

Since the event is taking place in Japan, a live stream can be found over on NicoNico, however, it is only available for viewing in that region. Folks outside of Japan can still catch everything over on Taito Live's Ustream channel.

Odd afterimage-removal glitch causes Yang's Super Combo to lose its effectiveness after Yun's UC1 is performed in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Victor Rivera has discovered and documented on video a peculiar Ultra Street Fighter 4 glitch involving the afterimages that accompany some of Yun and Yang's attacks.

According to Victor, the afterimages that trail behind Yun when he does his dash punch may on occasion disappear completely after an Ultra Combo is performed -- and if your opponent happens to be Yang, this glitch will remove Yang's afterimages as well.

What begins innocuously as a simple graphical effect glitch turns out to possess very real gameplay repercussions, as Victor discovers that Yang's Seiei Enbu Super Combo ceases to function properly when the afterimages are gone, as you'll see in the video below.

Steam opt-in beta test for Ultra Street Fighter 4 network fixes begins August 20th

Last week, a Capcom representative named wbacon over on the Steam forums announced that an opt-in beta test would open up in order to allow PC players the opportunity to help test network fixes in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Today, wbacon followed up with more information confirming that the beta test will begin on Wednesday, August 20th.

Capcom is aware that players have been experiencing issues with online play, and this beta program will help the company more accurately determine what the issues are.

Detailed instructions for how to join the Ultra Street Fighter 4 beta program are set to drop this Wednesday.

Source: Steam. Image. Submitted by Gamogo, xCROOKEDx, gtfopanda, and David_I.

Daigo gets a rude shock when Evil Ryu's cr.MK whiffs on Guy, Shiro Abel's mind games, Amiyu (Gen) fights #2 Elena - USF4 replays

The weekend is finally here!

To kick off this beautiful Saturday morning here on EventHubs, here's a fresh batch of Ultra Street Fighter 4 online ranked battle replays published on YouTube today by YogaFlame24, featuring a couple of notable players from Japan: MCZ|Daigo (Evil Ryu), Shiro (Abel), and Amiyu (Gen).

In the Daigo match replay, The Beast gets a nasty surprise when Evil Ryu's cr.MK whiffs on Guy just as the latter is about to perform a Run Overhead special move, which causes the Mad Catz sponsored player to panic for a brief moment -- you'll see what I mean in the video below.

Then, watch one of the finest Abel players in Japan work his magic as Shiro tests his opponent's patience, gradually worming his way into his opponent's head, before finally putting him on tilt.

Last but not least, there's also a great Amiyu (Gen) match where he takes on the #2 Elena online.

Trying to out tune some of Street Fighter's best – Essenthy makes new, clean arrangements of Street Figher 3 Third Strike themes entirely from scratch

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike holds strong in people's hearts as being one of the most eccentric entries to the fighter. Along with the game's unique parry mechanic and cast, the third entry's music possessed ambitious steps into jazz and hip-hop.

Essenthy Onigami has decided to see how much further he can take the original tracks. And the results are impressive. What's perhaps most striking is how much these renditions honor the original pieces. Instead of trying to overhaul as ambitiously as Online Edition's soundtrack did, Essenthy has chosen to make his versions clean and subtle.

Check below to visit Third Strike's music for your first time again.

Maximilian goes up against Canada Cup Gaming's Lap Chi, lots of hype in The Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross Ep. 26

In the latest episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures, the Cross Counter duo and special guest Maximilian find themselves refreshing the list of available Xbox Live Ranked Match opponents several times in a row, in hopes of running into The Shady P, the Dhalsim player whose play habits Mike Ross theorized could be beaten with a well-time Flash Kick from Guile in the previous episode.

Unfortunately, The Shady P's gamertag never came up. But what did come up was the gamertag for Canada Cup Gaming's Lap Chi, whom the trio challenged immediately.

And thus began the first of several hype moments in Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross ft. Maximilian! Ep. 26: High Stakes. Watch it in the video player embedded below.

'It's our school; we must protect it!!' Felicia Day from Geek & Sundry plays and cosplays none other than fighting game classic Rival Schools

Do you miss Rival Schools as much as I do? The Capcom classic hasn't received much attention this generation; however, that hasn't stopped Geek & Sundry from featuring it on a recent episode of "Let's Play: Co-Optitude."

But the fun doesn't stop there. Fans of the series can also enjoy Felicia and Ryon Day actually cosplaying as characters from the series! Ryon and Felicia are dressed as Shoma Sawamura and Ran Hibiki respectively.

To relish in your love of Capcom's more obscure fighter and its cosplay, watch the video below.

General news roundup: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax release date, Capcom XBL sale, Under Night In-Birth, Tekken, Arcana Hearts 3

It's been a while since we've done one of these news roundup posts. About time, huh?

In an effort to bring you the latest news on fighting games whose names do not start with "Street" and end with "Fighter Four", we've decided to finally do another general news roundup after such a long time.

Games covered in today's roundup news bulletin: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, Arcana Heart 3 Max Love, Tekken Revolution, and even some Capcom fighters.

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