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5 best moments from USF4 top 8 at Cannes Winter Clash: Sako combos, Poongko comebacks, Infiltration scrambles for the health lead, and more

You've seen the results and watched the stream archives for Ultra Street Fighter 4 top 8 at Cannes Winter Clash this weekend.

Now it's time to take a look at the highlights, and debate which moments. Here's EventHubs.com's list of five best moments from top 8 USF4.

A quick note before we begin: this list is for five best moments, not matches -- so things that happened outside of gameplay can be included. Also, due to so much happening at CWC over the weekend, this list only takes a look at the moments that happened during USF4 top 8.

Now that the clarifications are out of the way, let's dive in!

#5: /r/Kappa|Infiltration and /r/Kappa|Poongko "scramble" for the health lead


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50% off The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Final Edition on Steam today and tomorrow

It's fairly new. It's still quite hot. And it's now 50% off -- but only for today and tomorrow.

The King of Fighters '98 Ultimate Match Final Edition (KOF98UMFE) is Steam's daily deal for today.

Which means that if you've been pondering about if you should add this enhanced port of one of the best installments of KOF, there's never been a better time to pick it up than now; KOF98UMFE has only been out since December 16, 2014 -- two months!

So why take the risk of waiting a better offer to purchase KOF98UMFE at the next Steam sale? It may be a good while before we'll see a discount as deep as 50% on the game!

Here's what the prices look like after the discount (there are options for purchasing a single copy, and for a 2-pack):


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Hit the jump to see a game introduction trailer for what's new in KOF98UMFE (worth watching just for the awesome rap song), and an extended look at the game by Giant Bomb.

From bread and butters to a nearly half-life combo, check out what the newest member of the Dead or Alive cast can do

The newest installment of the Dead or Alive series was released just four days ago, and we have here some basics for one of the two newest characters, Honoka.

Though she doesn't seem to be a "big damage" character, Honoka still can dole out quite a beating if the set up is right.

This video will show you a variety of her basic, practical bread and butter combos, and you'll see a few flashier sequences towards the end.

We also get a bit of a character analysis in the description:

"She's not very safe in terms of committing to block strings, then again, none of the characters with i9 jabs and i11 mids are really safe. Opening up your opponents will be a mix of guard break/CH frame traps, bear hug, and just knowing your match up's. She lacks damage and her mixup's are only viable once she lands in stun, so she's a bit weak in neutral."

Hit the jump to see what she can do.

4th SG vs. HK 22-on-22 archive, results and battle log ft. Xian, Humanbomb, Leslie, Scrubby Dan, Gackt, Gameouttt and more

Update 3: Results, stream archives and full battle log added to the story.

Update 2: Full lists of players for both the Hong Kong and Singapore sides have been updated. This will be a 22 vs. 22.

Update: The stream is live now.

Earlier: With $500,000 on the line at this year's Capcom Pro Tour, and more ranking tournaments in Asia than any other region, the best players USF4 in Singapore and Hong Kong are looking to step up their game.

So what better time than now to hold the 4th Singapore vs. Hong Kong 20-on-20 mega exhibition match -- right before the first Capcom Pro Tour Asia tournaments -- to get everyone fired up?

Wednesday Night Fights 2015 1.1 feat Happy Medicine, Viennahotdog, Nekromantik, Jarenrune and more

Wednesday Night Fights 2015 1.1 feat Happy Medicine, Viennahotdog, Nekromantik, Jarenrune and more Update: The first Wednesday Night Fights Online Edition has wrapped up and we've crowned a champion! Grand finals saw SoCal's own Nekromantik and his El Fuerte against Jarenrune's Decapre.

This set actually saw a lot of longer rounds and a few time outs as both players resorted to safer play instead of simply going in. There may be a lesson here, as these players did make it all the way through a 256 man bracket to get where they ended up.

Who ended up taking it all? You'll have to watch the replay to know for sure.

Hit the jump to see the stream archive as well as written results.

Earlier: Wednesday Night Fights returns tonight with the first installment in their 2015 season. This time around, the WNF crew is operating their event entirely online on PC.

Every Tuesday, WNF will hold a qualifier that will narrow down the tournament to the top 16 players. On the following Wednesday, those players will battle it out for the #1 spot, which is what we can expect to see tonight.

Of course, the game of choice here is Ultra Street Fighter 4.

You can find the brackets on Xfire, so be sure to follow along with all the action as the tournament goes along.

Hit the jump to view the live stream.

'You've turned off your brain!' - Mike Ross uses many of his characters against ComboFiend in FT5 on Pro Talk, Capcom Pro Tour stream replay

We have the first episode of Capcom Pro Talk season 2! Twtich|Mike Ross and Peter "Combofiend" Rosas discuss the details of this year's bigger, even more exciting Capcom Pro Tour.

In this hour long-video, they summarize the season and discuss the majors that will be included on the circuit.

They also delve into the details of the $500,000 prize pool that this year's Pro Tour offers. While the winner of the Capcom Cup Finals will take home $120,000, the reality is, they'll also be taking home hefty sums from the various tournaments they attend on their way to the finals.

Mike and Combofiend then duke it out with a first to five set in USF4. Hit the jump and check it all out!

EVO 2015 Super Smash Bros. Wii U rule set: 'Customs are allowed for the time being'

Earlier this week the EVO 2015 general rules page was updated to provide the first details on the Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Ultra Street Fighter 4 rule sets (as well as to name PS4 the platform on which USF4 will be played on at EVO this year).

Since then, the EVO 2015 rules for Super Smash Bros. Wii U have been updated slightly to address two specific queries the Smash community has brought up upon reading the rules: Are items turned on, and will custom moves be allowed?

Read on to see EVO organizer Joey 'Mr. Wizard' Cuellar's response to those queries.

Brush up on your KOF2002UM tactics with these tournament videos from GameSpot Versus in Japan

The PC version of King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match (KOF2002UM) is slated to come out on Steam this Friday, February 27.

We recently gave out some keys to a closed beta test version of the game for EventHubs readers to try out (and ended up wildly underestimating the demand for these keys), so some of you have already had the chance to check out how the Steam version will play like.

If you didn't manage to get into the closed beta test, well, you'll be able to play the full game soon enough. The game's release date is right around the corner, and if you pre-order it on Steam before the 27th, you'll be able to save 20% off the sticker price.

Regardless if you've already pre-purchased the game, or are currently thinking about it, here's some high-level KOF2002UM tournament footage from the GameSpot Versus Nishi Nippori arcade in Tokyo, Japan.

The classic of a fighting game is still regularly played in tournament settings over at the GameSpot Versus arcade; in fact, the footage you're about to watch is from two Sundays ago.

New Mortal Kombat X stages, Kitana's 3 variations shown off in latest MKX Konnections trailer

Not to be outdone by Street Fighter 5's Charlie Nash (and 4th character) trailer, NetherRealm Studios has also put out today a new Mortal Kombat X trailer, this time showing off some new stages as well as all three of Kitana's variations.

And this time around, they've added a personal touch to the trailer by calling upon quite possibly the biggest Kitana fan on staff, Steve from Quality Assurance (who also plays Mortal Kombat competitively), to walk fans through what the sultry Edenian can do in this new-gen iteration.

Check it out to find out what you'll be able to do with Kitana's Royal Storm, Assassin and Mournful variations, once the game drops on April 14, 2015.

Help /r/Kappa send Infiltration, Kazunoko and KitasenjuDJ to Final Round 18!

/r/Kappa has officially started their fundraiser to send a few players to Final Round 18 in Atlanta March 20th-22nd.

Originally, the goal was to send just one player, but Dr. Mike is pushing the envelope, aiming to send not only Infiltration, but Kazunoko and KitasenjuDJ as well!

If successful, we'd see one of the world's best Yun players, Dee Jay players and overall players at FR18.

Goal #1 : $1043 Infiltration
Goal #2 : $2016 KitasenjuDj
Goal #3: $2989 Kazunoko

The fundraiser will last over the next seven days, so head on over to youcaring.com if you'd like to donate.

There is also an option to donate by purchasing a tee shirt. Visit teespring.com to do so.

You can check Final Round's website for tournament details and to register for the event.

Thanks to drmike and FCCsucks for the tips.

Kitana can reflect projectiles, parry attacks, and use Jade's weapon - learn about all three of her Mortal Kombat X Variations here

By now, it's no secret that Kitana will be returning to the fight once again in Mortal Kombat X.

Much like all characters in NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighter, the princess has three Variations that give her access to different moves and abilities. Her Variations: Royal Storm, Assassin, and Mournful all her to reflect projectiles, parry attacks then follow up with a series of brutal stabs, and much more.

Below you will find a description of each one, along with the differences in her appearance that each comes with.

Check them out and leave us a comment saying which is your favorite!


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Source: The official Mortal Kombat Facebook page.

A giant ice cream cone kicks Rufus in the groin, Super Mario Dudley stuns Akuma: Watch these awesome USF4 PC mods run rampant in this CMV

We've seen a number of amazing Ultra Street Fighter 4 PC mods pass through here on EventHubs, but typically the videos we share feature one or two in a plain ol' versus match. Tonight, however, Christian Olivo brings to us a full-fledged combo video that shows off a handful of awesome custom skins/costumes.

The focal point isn't really the combos in this video, although, there are some really cool ones like the Vanilla Sagat combo. This compilation is meant to give PC mods such as Strider (Guy) Super Mario (Dudley), Mecha-Akuma, and more their time in the spotlight.

Also, watch a giant ice cream cone kick Rufus where the sun refuses to shine. (Never thought I'd write that sentence.)

Hit the jump to check out these awesome PC mods in action.

32 top players will become "Killers" every month, get ready for Killer Instinct's Ranked Leagues

Killer Instinct fans are anxiously awaiting the tomorrow's arrival as the 2.4 patch is set to drop, that which includes the next character -- Aganos. Along with a new fighter, balance changes, and some new costumes, comes the introduction of Ranked Leagues.

This revamped multiplayer mode will give players the opportunity to battle for the top 32 spots on the leaderboard each month. Upon first launching the Ranked League, you'll have to play a series of 10 qualifying matches to see which tier you end up in: Bronze, Silver, or Gold. Once you've qualified in a tier, the race to Killer status begins.


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Each tier game will pit players of similar skill levels against one another; "Bronzes play Bronzes, Silvers play Silver, and so on." When you've earn a certain amount of points, you'll progress to the next tier, until you reach Killer tier.

Hit the jump to check out the rules for Killer matches.

Olimar can do over 900% damage in a single hit - game-breaking Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS tech

It's over 900... percent damage!

Before we even get into how is done and why it works, let's take a look at the setup required for this potentially game-breaking tech (likely a bug that Nintendo would fix in a future update), so you can try and figure out what's happening here before we explain.


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Note that for this Olimar tech to work, however, custom moves would need to be enabled -- which means that unless a tournament has elected to allow custom moves, competitive Super Smash. Bros for Wii U play should not be affected.

For more examples of how this tech can be utilized, and an explanation on why it works, check out YorkPrime's videos below.

Registration for Wednesday Night Fights 2015 (Online Edition) has begun; full tournament schedule now available

The registration site for Level Up's Wednesday Night Fights: Online Edition has gone live, Level Up's Alex Valle announced on Twitter moments ago.

If you've ever dreamed of competing against the best Ultra Street Fighter 4 players in the fighting games community for fame and glory, but could simply never make it out all the way to Super Arcade, well, here's your chance now.

This is your time to shine.

So what are you waiting for? Head on over to the site now to sign up for the series -- note that you will need to be playing on the Steam (PC) version of USF4 to participate in WNF.

Even if you plan on only watching the WNF streams rather than participating in it, head over to the site anyway to check out the full tournament schedule and mark those dates down.

Source: WNF registration site via Alex Valle. Sent in by an anonymous tipster.


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