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King of Fighters 14 team Fatal Fury trailer shows off Joe Higashi in action

The latest King of Fighters 14 trailer highlights team Fatal Fury.

We watch Terry, Andy and Joe show off what they've got in the latest iteration of the long standing franchise. Our attention is most grabbed by the fact that we're finally getting to see Joe Higashi in action.

We see Joe bringing back his traditional Muay Thai style and trademark whirlwind attacks. Take a look at a few shots from the trailer below:

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You'll see a display of his special moves as well as his Desperation Attack in the full trailer after the jump.

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'Guile has a reputation of being a defensive character, but in Street Fighter 5 you don't really win playing reactionary' - Dieminion talks Guile

Guile has been on the Street Fighter 5 roster for a few weeks now, and one can't really discuss the potential of the classic character without bringing up YOMI|Dieminion.

One of the most successful Guile's in Street Fighter 4, Dieminion's patience and ability to read his opponents wowed us time and time again. We reached out to him in an interview about Guile's latest iteration, and he had plenty to say.

Raptor: Have you gotten some ample time with Guile since he dropped in SF5? Does anything about him jump out at you right off the bat?

Dieminion: I've played a good deal of Guile since his release in April. The first thing you'll notice is that his sonic boom recovery is greater than in SF4, so if you were a Guile main in that game, it will take some getting used to adjusting how and when to throw booms.

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Canada Cup Vancouver series results feat. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad

Updated with final results: We've added final results into this story for the Canada Cup Vancouver series.

The Canada Cup Vancouver series tournament kicks off today and is set to bring us some exciting fighting game action over the course of the weekend.

We can expect to see top-notch play for games such as Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Mortal Kombat XL, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Blazblue: Chronophantasma Extend, Pokken Tournament, and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late.

On top of this, we'll also be seeing a handful of action-packed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 exhibitions featuring EG|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, JJATJJ5|Bee, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, NWM|Kyle P, Air, and more are also expected to compete this weekend.

You can catch the live stream and schedule after the jump.

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Razer is opening a gaming store/arcade in San Francisco

The big day is May 21st in Westfield San Francisco, as Razer will be opening its very first US-based retail store.

Not only will gamers be able to purchase black and green PC hardware and gaming peripherals, but they'll also be able to game right there on site, as the establishment will double as an arcade.

The two story, 1,300 square foot store will feature regular gaming competitions, and we'd be surprised to see if titles like Street Fighter 5 or Mortal Kombat XL aren't featured from time to time.

This will actually be Razer's fourth retail store, but the first ever in North America. NorCal residents should make it a point to drop in and check out the store's many attractions, such as the 16 x 9-foot video wall.

Source: Engadget. Photo source: Razer. Thank you to Scyence for the tip.

I am confident I can beat Infiltration in tournament - Momochi talks top 5 players in Japan, winning Stunfest 2016, and more

Capcom Fighters has started a new series of Pro Tour player interviews. Over the weekend, they caught up with Stunfest 2016 winner EG|Momochi to discuss his latest victory.

In this interview, Momochi shares his thoughts on what Ken players need to be successful in tournament. He explains that in addition to good offense and defense, Ken players should have a solid ability to hit confirm because the character utilizes this skill frequently.

With RZR|Infiltration being the player to beat right now, Capcom asked Momochi how he feels about encountering the Nash player in tournament. Through a translator, Momochi says he is confident that he can defeat Infiltration at the next event.

Momochi goes on to share who he believes are the top 5 Street Fighter 5 players in Japan right now, and much more. Be sure to check out the full interview after the jump.

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Gargos' standing heavy kick nullifies projectiles; check out the first clear glimpse of Killer Instinct Season 3's next character here

Updated: Footage of Gargos' win animation has been added to this story. A live stream featuring Gargos will be airing tomorrow at 2 p.m. PDT on Twitch.

Earlier: The official Killer Instinct YouTube channel recently released a quick teaser of Gargos in Season 3. This time, we get clear footage of him in action, as opposed to the blurry screenshots we saw previously.

This new Gargos clip is brief, but we learn that his standing heavy kick can nullify projectiles when timed properly.

We also see that the KI2 boss is monstrous in size. From the looks of it, he might be the largest character in the game, second only to Aganos.

You can check out the footage after the jump.

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SPD opportunities, lariat situations and more - What Zangief can do against other characters' common tools

It's no secret that most of the Street Fighter 5 community consider Zangief at least lackluster, if not the worst character in the game.

It's not totally hopeless, though - much like every other character in the game, Zangief does have a lot of tools at his disposal, you just need to know how to use them correctly.

This latest video from RandomHighFives shows what you can do against common tactics used by most characters.


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You can see the full rundown in video form below. Even if you're not a Zangief player, this can be useful to counter the Zangiefs you match up against.

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YHCMochi puts a beatdown on Daigo, Momochi plays Guile, and more: Street Fighter 5 replays ft. Sako, Smug, SonicFox

YogaFlame24 continues to be the hub for top-level Street Fighter 5 replays.

Tonight, we have a handful of A-listers competing, including MCZ|Daigo, HORI|Sako, EG|Momochi, YHCMochi, cR|SonicFox, PIE|Smug, and more.

Facing his Dhalsim demon once again, Daigo finds himself battling against YHCMochi in the classic match up. As we can see, the 'Sim player still has what it takes to bring the fight to The Beast.


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We are also treated to Momochi's awesome Guile play, and a set between Smug and SonicFox. You can catch all of the action below.

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Graham Wolfe SF5 tips: Dashing under instead of anti-air leads to better punishes, Chun-Li can tag throw attempts with air Lightning Legs, and more

Graham Wolfe continues to share helpful Street Fighter 5 tips over on Twitter.

In today's batch, we learn that dashing under opponents instead of attempting an anti-air can lead to powerful trip guard combos. Additionally, Graham shows us an input that allows for a player to pull off an anti-air, but also perform an auto-correct DP if the opponent tries to cross up.

To get started, we'll take a look at Chun-Li's ability to punish throw attempts with instant air Lightning Legs.


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Filipino Champ on why Arturo Sanchez isn't sponsored, why Kaneblueriver is a Marvel god and why he's supposed to win Bud Light eSports All-Star race

In a recent interview with Daily Dot, Ryan "PG|Filipino Champ" Ramirez discussed his nomination as one of four potentials for the Bud Light eSports All-Star contract, and it sounds like a fighting gamer's dream.

The winner will allegedly get a web series about their play, somewhat similar to what Red Bull did with RB|Snake Eyez, first class travel to events and plenty more pampering as they become one of Bud Light's official fighting game All-Stars.

There are currently three other nominees on the ballot: Chris Tatarian, WFX|801 Strider and Jayce the Ace. Champ notes in his interview however, that he's the only "S-tier candidate" in the current running.

He explains that even higher profile players were originally considered, but could not jump on the ballot due to contractual obligations. Champ is the only person on the current ballot who was part of this original group, and therefore has the best chance to win.

The UMVC3 EVO champ also offers his thoughts on this year's Pro Tour and his rivalry with BE|Kaneblueriver.

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Dead or Alive 5 Last Round gets new 'Gust' inspired costumes; now available for purchase in the US

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has received a fresh batch of downloadable costumes for players to enjoy.

This time, KOEI TECMO pairs up with game developer Gust to bring outfits inspired by characters from the company's library of titles.

The new costumes are now available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the US. This new costume pack will run players $31.99 and comes with 16 Gust mashup outfits.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started, and you can see the costumes in action after the jump.

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Will Smash ever become an official sport?

Last time on the Symposium, we explored the conflict between grassroots gatherings and the eSports movement, which has been a concern in many fighting game community circles. Something that people often overlook that it brings to mind is the role of a game as not just an eSport, but an officially recognized sport by national governments.

While this is often a pipedream, or even a target of controversy, it is actually entirely within the realm of possibility for a video game to be considered a sport, at least in the United States. So long as certain guidelines are met, any organized competitive circuit can be recognized, which has already happpened with League of Legends.

So the question stands, if it can work for League of Legends, why not Smash? Today, we'll see exactly what would change in the world of Smash Brothers if it became a nationally recognized sport, and how it may not be favorable in comparison to what we have now.

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Mira is an archetype we've never seen in modern fighting games; here's why she'll be a genuine threat in the right hands

The "glass cannon" play-style in fighting games is one that revolves around explosiveness. Characters are given devastatingly high damage at the cost of having dangerously low health. Win or lose, a match against them is going to conclude quickly.

There are characters such as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's Dark Phoenix that raise the stakes with mix ups that are nearly impossible to block in exchange for a health bar that is constantly depleting on its own. This, of course, can be momentarily rectified by way of X Factor, but Phoenix's time is always limited.

Killer Instinct Season 3 recently saw the release of Mira, the vampiric sister of series mainstay Maya. Though she has the qualities of a glass cannon, Mira's design adds a new dynamic to the well-known character archetype.

Instead of simply dishing out the pain, Mira can inflict recoverable damage upon herself to hurt the opponent even more. To counter this, she has the ability to heal herself often sacrificing her damage to do so.

Therein lies her complexity. Harnessing these mechanics requires a very different mindset for glass cannon players.

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More Sonic Booms than a family man can handle - Dieminion faces off with NuckleDu in this FT5 set

Thanks to XusesGB, we finally get to see some of the Guile gameplay we've been waiting for since his release.

Dieminion and NuckleDu have returned to their old mains to square off in this first to five set. As expected, both players seem to be quite comfortable with the character already.

Guile's V-Trigger had a lot of hype behind it initially because of the corner loops, but in this set you see it mostly used in the neutral game, either to gain space, or establish some pressure.


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That is not to say that Guile's combo capabilities weren't put to work during the set. Dieminion's crush counter game is looking really solid, and Du proves to be a force to be reckoned with when he gets you cornered.

You can check out the full video below.

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Daigo Umehara enters into partnership with Red Bull

MCZ|Daigo Umehara just announced on his live stream that he has entered into a partnership with Red Bull.

As explained on the stream, Red Bull is not only an eSports team, they work individually with players to help them further achieve their goals.

Since Daigo is also in a partnership with Mad Catz, but he will be working with Red Bull in a different way.

With the help of the company, Daigo hopes to make some of the ideas he has for growing the community become a reality.

Some of these ideas include more tournaments and live streams.

Photo credit KaraFace. Sent in by StockFootage.


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