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Wario's inclusion in Smash leaked by Nintendo? Super Smash Bros. 3DS appears under "Wario" game section in eShop

Earlier this morning something quite peculiar took place over on the Nintendo 3DS eShop. Super Smash Bros. 3DS, the handheld version of the upcoming Smash Bros. title, prematurely appeared under the "Wario" game section.

All of the games listed under this section feature Wario in one way or another. What makes this interesting is the fact that though most of the titles shown are Wario series specific games like WarioWare or Wario Land, games like Mario Party and Mario Kart -- titles where Wario was not the main protagonist, but rather a playable character -- are also listed.

Super Smash Bros. 3DS has since been removed from the Wario section, but luckily Twitter users Yoshirider123 and Wario64 were able to snap quick photos of this strange occurrence before it was rectified.


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[PSN/XBL sale] Get Marvel vs. Capcom Origins for $3.75; discounts on Injustice, Killer Instinct Ultra Edition, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe

The PlayStation Network and Xbox Live digital game stores are holding two completely disparate fire sales at the moment (the PSN one has a superhero theme, while the Xbox Live marketplace sale is a run-of-the-mill Deals with Gold sale), offering discounts of up to 75% on select titles.

Yet, coincidentally, when it comes to fighting games, the very same titles -- Marvel vs. Capcom Origins, Injustice, Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe -- are getting similar steep discounts whichever platform it is you are on. The sole exception being Killer Instinct: Ultra Edition, of course, which is an Xbox One exclusive.

That's certainly good news if you're a fighting game fan who owns only one of the two leading consoles in the market. Regardless of which side you pledge your allegiance to, you can pick up any of these fighting games you've missed for less than the price of dinner at a nice place.

For instance: US$3.75 for Marvel vs. Capcom Origins on the PS3? That's 25% of the original price! Grab it before Disney asks for the game to be taken off the store!

Tokido goes up against USA's Snake Eyes, Europe's Luffy - EVO 2014 off-stream Ultra Street Fighter 4 footage

Did MCZ|Tokido even play on stream at all during EVO 2014 for Ultra Street Fighter 4? Does anyone remember seeing Tokido flex his murderface muscles as he gets ready to play USF4 on the official streams?

The Tokyo U grad pro gamer saw a lot of on-stream action at the King of Fighters 13 EVO 2014 finals, but unfortunately all of his best matches for Ultra Street Fighter 4 appears to have been played off-stream.

Today we bring you two of Tokido's notable USF4 matches from EVO 2014. One of it is against "the beautiful player", USA's RG|Snake Eyes, while the other sees the Japanese Akuma player take on this year's EVO champion, Europe's Luffy.

These international matches are the very essence of what EVO's all about. Check out the videos below.

Capcom releases second costume trailer for retail release of Ultra Street Fighter 4

Capcom has just released the newest trailer showing off the costumes buyers of Ultra Street Fighter 4's retail edition will receive on August 5th. This video focuses specifically on outfits for the characters from Super Street Fighter 2 and the Street Fighter Alpha series.

Check below to see Capcom's latest teaser.

'Europe lacks the competition that America offers; it's a HUGE disadvantage for me' - Armada on SSBM, SSB4 and more in EventHubs' exclusive interview

With EVO 2014 over and done, we took the chance to catch up with Super Smash Bros. Melee 3rd placer, Empire Arcadia's very own Armada, who has also remained one of the most consistent players, counted among the so-called "big 5" of Super Smash Bros. Melee, alongside two-time EVO champion C9|Mango, EVO runner-up Crs|Hungrybox, APEX 2014 champion EG|PPMD and fellow teammate and constant top-placer EMP|Mew2King.

In the interview, Armada touched upon recent tournament results, matchups in the game, and thoughts on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 4. Below, you'll find a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: It's no secret that in the Melee scene, there are five players considered a cut above the rest - C9|Mango, Crs|Hungrybox, EG|PPMD, EMP|Mew2King and yourself, and it's been like this for a very long time. Despite this, you faced difficulties against fellow Swedish player Leffen at both BEAST 2 and Republic of Fighters 3 earlier this year.

After your losses, you returned in full force and went on a massive tear at several US tournaments, most notably winning CEO 2014, placing second at MLG: Anaheim and getting a strong third place just recently at EVO 2014. Do you feel as if you have any issues playing against Leffen specifically, or do you feel as if you were simply going through a rough patch at the time?

EMP|Armada: A lot of people still don't want to accept the fact that I barely played Melee at all in 2013. When I did, I never touched my PEach either, because I had no will to play the game. Leffen is also an extremely good player, and we have played in a lot of tournaments over the years.

When it comes to the Peach matchup, I do believe that he is insanely good, which of course makes it hard for me to play against him. So if we include him being very good at the game, and in that specific matchup, and also me having a long break, I think the result was understandable. We haven't played since Republic of Fighters, but I'm confident that our next set would be great.

Juri can hit Ultra 2 midscreen without using meter! Alioune shows off some new ways to combo into her U2 using Fuhajin Raise in Ultra Street Fighter 4

BCN|Alioune has recently uploaded a new video showcasing how to hit Juri's Ultra 2 midscreen. Even more stunning, however, is that she doesn't require any meter for the combo, instead using her Fuhajin Raise to combo into the ultra.

While it's been known using Juri's Fuhajin Raise can lead to her U2 in the corner, this is the first time the move has been shown to combo into an ultra midscreen. BCN|Alioune states this is due to the delaying of the st. MK.

Check below to watch this new U2 combo land on a variety of the cast.

Updated: Tekken 7 San Diego Comic-Con panel live stream archive

Update 2 [1.37PM]:Team Spooky's stream of the recorded panel has gone live.

Earlier: Bandai Namco Games's fighting game panel at San Diego Comic-Con is about to start. The stream is about to go live.

Tekken 7 producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada said at EVO 2014 to expect to hear more details about the next sequel, said to be "the final battle", in Bandai Namco Games's long-running series.

Join us as we find out what's in store for fighting game fans in this next installment.

Alioune's Decapre, the EVO 2014 champion, and Ryan Hart face off against Latif in these Ultra Street Fighter 4 Salty Suite sets

Another player whom we didn't get to see too much of on-stream during EVO 2014 was EVO 2011 SSF4 runner-up, Abdulatif "Latif" Alhmili, who is currently based in Saudi Arabia after finishing his studies in the United States, and now rarely attends majors.

Fortunately, after EVO this year was over and done with, the good folks behind Canada Cup Gaming held a Salty Suite stream where Latif got to go up against numerous notable players -- including three of Europe's finest: MD|Luffy, BCN|Alioune, and DIG|Ryan Hart -- in various long and short sets.

Check out the sets embedded below.

Uryo: 'Decapre can end a round almost instantly with a few good reads' - an analysis of the Russian assassin's options when her prey is cornered

According to Japanese C. Viper and Sakura player Uryo in an entry published today on his blog, the most fun part about playing Decapre is when you get to abuse her "dagger trap" after zoning your opponent all the way into the corner.

Although Decapre's LP Rapid Dagger is -3 on block, due to the decent amount of pushback from the move, if you perform the move from the right range, not a lot of characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4 have viable punishes for it.

You can thus abuse the move repeatedly on these characters in the corner, in a manner similar to Ryu's fireball trap, and the only way out for them is if they can make the right read to jump out.

But that's easier said than done. Especially not once you've managed to apply these tips on Decapre's dagger trap game from one of Japan's foremost character specialists.

Below you'll find our translation of Uryo's detailed run through on what to do after a cr.MK -> LP Rapid Dagger when Decapre's opponent is in the corner.

Mike Ross hits EX Hundred Hands, Hundred Hands, and Headbutt all in one combo on Latif; Justin Wong, Kazunoko, Momochi and more in these USF4 replays

With so many Ultra Street Fighter 4 matches taking place off-screen at EVO 2014, the footage keeps flowing in.

In this assortment you'll find another handful of top level competitors. In our first match, we have the People's Champ Mike Ross going up against Latif as he manages to land a couple of big combos that utilize EX Hundred Hand Slap, heavy Hundred Hand Slap, and Sumo Headbutt all in one go.

Below are the list of match-ups you can expect to see here.

• Twitch|Mike Ross (E. Honda) vs. Latif (C. Viper)
• EG|Justin Wong (Rufus) vs. Kazunoko (Yun)
• DaFeetLee (Cammy, Decapre) vs. John Choi (Ryu)
• Alex Myers (Sakura) vs. Kazunoko (Yun)
• EG|Momochi (Juri) vs. RG|Filipino Champ (Dhalsim)

Tiers sections for Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Darkstalkers, Soul Calibur, and more added here on EventHubs

It's that time of the year again, folks. We here at EventHubs have added a handful of new games to our tiers sections.

In the EventHubs tiers, site members can vote on specific character match-ups in over 25 games. Not only that, but you can share your completed character tier lists with friends, family, or even enemies via Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and more.

Below are a list of the freshly added titles and links to their respective tiers sections.

If you feel you have solid match up knowledge for any or all of these titles, please jump in and cast your votes!

Also, be sure to leave Josh a.k.a. TheUncharted a thank you in the comments for all of his hard work cranking out our new tiers sections.

The secrets of KenBot revealed – Dantarion explains the mechanics behind the computer controlled fighter in his latest video

Last week, news circulated quickly about a computer controlled fighter capable of playing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 online and eliminating the competition with amazing reads. KenBot's reaction times and reads were so quick he almost appeared psychic, instantly punishing normal attacks with Ultra 1.

Now Dantarion has released a video explaining the mechanics behind KenBot's artificial intelligence. Displayed across the top of it is a black border filled with coordinates and values representing the location of each fighter and a complete breakdown of frame data. At one point, KenBot can be seen mashing the beginning inputs for its ultra, waiting only for the opponent to tap a button to finish the command and perform one of its instantaneous reads.

Check below to watch Dantarion explain his creation.

Gootecks lands Rose's Super from full-screen distance - Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Rose ft. Maximilian Ep. 24

The latest episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross ft. Maximilian is out now on the Cross Counter TV YouTube channel.

In this episode: Gootecks tries to go easy on a complete newbie but fails in an epic way at the end, Maximilian makes a Zangief joke so ridiculous that it made Gootecks accidentally activate Yun's Genei-Jin, and Mike Ross gets into some serious E. Honda vs. Ryu matches with a rival.

Mike Ross also recounts an incident at CEO that he thinks has changed the opinion on Hugo in the minds of Japanese players.

Ono was a prime factor in Tokido and Mago's Mad Catz sponsorship – MarkMan recalls his start with the company and discusses their rise to glory

The year is 2007. Mark "Markman23" Julio had just been hired to work at Mad Catz, a major change from the odd jobs he had worked before to support himself as a single father. The e27 article describes the Mad Catz of that time as being known for "pushing out third-rate cheap controllers." Even Julio says, "I used to be embarrassed to work with the company in the past."

However, the first major change occurred when Mad Catz partnered with Capcom to create arcade sticks for the upcoming Street Fighter 4. Julio's passion for fighting games made him an instant candidate for the team handling the project.

After the massive success of the fight sticks, Mad Catz decided to begin sending Julio to events as a means to raise sales. This new approach couldn't have been more indicating. "We noticed our web sales going up the more time we participated in these events. I was on a plane two to three times a month," Julio recalled.

Keep reading to find out how a suggestion from Ono-san changed the future for both Mark and Mad Catz.

This is true music we're making - Big Band plays Bugler's Holiday, other songs with his trumpet in Skullgirls Encore

Skullgirls is a fighting game known for some of the most soulful BGMs in the genre's history, no doubt thanks to its excellent composing credits which include Michiru Yamane of Castlevania and other Konami game music's fame.

But did you know that, with the addition of Big Band to the game's roster, developer Lab Zero Games has effectively given players a means to play entire songs in the middle of a match (or, more likely, training mode) through by having the character pull out his trumpet with medium punch, and then hitting the right buttons at the right time?

The process is incredibly difficult if you were to try and do it organically (i.e. without tool-assistance). But if you were to write down the inputs and do it as a tool-assisted video, the results can be quite impressive -- such as the efforts of Japanese Skullgirls player KST, which you can listen to below.


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