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Justin Wong's entire team falls to Angelic's Shuma-Gorath in this sick comeback, resets the grand finals set - The Art of Fighting UMvC3 highlight

Last night, The Art of Fighting tournament/art gallery charity event took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico. BT|Angelic and the EVO 2014 champion, EG|Justin Wong, were among those who competed over the weekend, and these two warriors put on a great show in the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 grand finals set.

Angelic fought his hardest from the loser's side, and after four games in the final match-up of the night, the score was tied up at 2-2. In the fifth and potentially final game of the tournament, Justin came out swinging, making quick work of Angelic's Firebrand. The second character on Angelic's squad suffered a similar fate after JWong's activated X Factor, giving his Wolverine enough firepower to fully deplete Dormammu's life bar.

With only one character left, and all three of Justin's fighters remaining virtually unscathed, things were looking bleak for Angelic. Then he showed why he is easily the best Shuma-Gorath player around today.


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Angelic launched his level 3 Hyper Combo, catching Justin's Akuma assist in a free punish. He sent Akuma up into an air combo, bringing him back down with only a sliver of health remaining, then immediately caught Wolverine in the level 3 Hyper grab.

What made this sequence even more amazing is the fact that Angelic consciously dropped the combo on Akuma in order to scoop up Justin's Wolverine with the level 3 Hyper. For those who are unfamiliar, when Shuma-Gorath activates his level 3 he first throws out a quick attack that doesn't deal much damage. After that, Shuma can press another attack button to catch the opponent in a command grab, which is where the main damage output of this level 3 Hyper lies.

Gameplay debut for Guilty Gear Xrd newcomers Sin Kiske and Elphelt, this video from TGS covers their movesets and tools in detail

While we've known that the console version of Guilty Gear Xrd will be receiving two brand new characters, Sin Kiske and Elphelt, we haven't gotten to see any actual gameplay footage of the two outside of trailers yet.

Thankfully, TGS is a huge event that ArcSys don't want to miss, and as such they have brought their two new characters out in full force for the event. Below, you can find full runthroughs of the two characters, and gaze in awe or disgust (your call) at their movesets.

I must say that on a personal level, I love the idea of someone hitting people with a bouquet of flowers.

Raiden's new X-Ray attack looks like it comes right out of Injustice! Check out his updated, bone-shattering attack in Mortal Kombat X

The folks over at NetherRealm Studios have been uncharacteristically quiet since they unveiled the release date and inclusion of Goro in their upcoming fighting title, Mortal Kombat X. If you're looking for that MKX fix, though, today we've got something to tide you over until the next big reveal.

New gameplay footage was shot over at EGX in London -- a gaming convention that concluded this past weekend -- and in it we get to see an updated version of Raiden's X-Ray attack.

The new sequence is much more cinematic, as the Thunder god launches his opponent into the sky, gives them a quick electrocution, zaps them further with lightning, then finishes the attack with a bone-shattering knee to the spine.

The first thing that came to mind when I first saw this new X-Ray attack was, "SHAZAM!" For anyone who played Injustice: Gods Among Us, (or took a quick look at this story's banner), you'll find that Raiden's updated MKX X-Ray attack shares some similarities with Shazam's Super.

You'll find the new Mortal Kombat X Raiden footage after the jump.

Which side is this guy on anyway?! These tricky Rolento setups will leave your opponents scratching their heads

While there's been a lot of discussion on just how good or bad Rolento actually is in Ultra Street Fighter 4, I think one point that has been near-unanimously agreed upon is his devastating mixup potential.

There are many situations where Rolento will come flying towards you on your wakeup, and it's near impossible to tell which side you need to block on. Here's a video showcasing several such setups, which will hopefully increase your level of Rolento play, or perhaps even counter-play.

8 Rekkas with no FADC, Super into Ultra, stun glitches, and much more: Poison continues to exude style in this new USF4 combo video

Cjbqulix has sent us another superb Ultra Street Fighter 4 combo video featuring the fearsome femme fatale -- Poison.

This particular montage shows off more of the difficult/stylish setups that Poison is capable of, including meaty fireball loops, stun glitches, Red Focus juggles, and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for two of my personal favorite combos: one that manages to land 8 hits of Rekkas with no FADC, and the combo that connects both Poison's Super and Ultra in one go.

There's a lot of great action here, so be sure to check out this Ultra Street Fighter 4 CMV below.

Cassie Cage has Johnny Cage's Split Punch/Nutcracker attack; Shakycam footage of her X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X's newcomer Cassie Cage possesses fighting moves and play styles reminiscent of two classic MK veterans, Sonya Blade and Johnny Cage -- which makes sense, since they're her parents.

But it looks like in at least one aspect of her fighting style, Cassie takes after her father a little more than her mom.

Up until now we've yet to see Cassie Cage's X-Ray Move in Mortal Kombat X in action. But thanks to xJose-Zurdox who's managed to sneak some shakycam footage out of a gaming convention somewhere, we're finally able to take a little peek of it.

And it's looking pretty sick.

This ain't a placeholder, people! Maya's actual Ultra Combo shown off at Tokyo Game Show 2014 - Killer Instinct season 2

Back when the first footage of Maya in Killer Instinct season 2 was shown off at Tokyo Game Show 2014, fans wondered what the returning character's Ultra Combo looked like on next-gen. Unfortunately, since the game is still in development, Maya simply had a placeholder Ultra that was a copy of Orchid's in KI season 1.

But now footage of Maya's actual Ultra Combo has surfaced, and we have it here for you today. This particular stylish finisher looks a bit slower than the others, and the duration appears to be the longest in the game, so far.

Having said that, the animations look great, and we get to see Maya performing crazy dagger toss loops, her Jungle Leap, and more.

You can check it out below.

USF4 video roundup: Daigo Evil Ryu hype moments, Bonchan vs. Kazunoko ft-to-10, Olympic Gaming's Angry Andoryou (Oni/Cammy) player spotlight

There's been quite a few noteworthy video submissions sent in to us over the weekend.

In an attempt to get more fighting game vid makers' efforts recognized, we're going to do a quick Ultra Street Fighter 4 round-up this time.

First up is an MCZ|Daigo Evil Ryu hype moments compilation from the Rush N Kill (RnK) clan. The video contains many of the memorable moments during Daig's recent encounters with AVM|Gamerbee, EG|Momochi, EG|Justin Wong, among others.

It also shows us just exactly how much The Beast loves to abuse Evil Ryu's far standing MK move.

Mike Ross finally jumps on the Decapre bandwagon in Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross ft. K-Brad Ep. 33

It's finally happened. In spite of many of his fans requesting for Mike "Mike Ross" Ross to drop E. Honda for Decapre, including three members of the EventHubs team, everyone's favorite low-tier hero and Twitch employee has firmly ignored all the pleas for him to get on the Decapre bandwagon -- until now.

In episode 33 of Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross ft. K-Brad, which has just gone live today on the Cross Counter TV YouTube channel, Evil Geniuses's Kenneth 'K-Brad' Bradley has finally managed to bring Mike Ross into the dark side, converting him into a Decapre player through the use of... hypnotism?

Find out what that's all about in the latest episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures, embedded below for your viewing pleasure.

Project M: Ice Climbers look beary cool in their new alternate costume, Pokemon recolors for Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Squirtle

The good folks over at Project M continue to run their Art Tuesdays every week in which they showcase a new costume or color palette for characters in-game.

Although they were cut from Super Smash Bros. 4 due to the limitations of the Nintendo 3DS, the Ice Climbers were still shown some love this week with these new "Bear Climbers" alternate costumes. Additionally, you'll find recolors for Project M alternate costumes given to Pikachu, Mewtwo, and Squirtle.

Below are just a handful of screenshots to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see everything.

Video: Greninja's up aerial 'meteor smash' can KO opponents at 8% damage in Super Smash Bros. 3DS

Previously we reported that Greninja, one of the new Pokemon characters playable in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U, may quite possibly be a top-tier character alongside fighters like Duck Hunt, Rosalina, Pac-Man and Bowser, according to some Japanese Smash players on the 2ch forums.

Quite a number of Japanese Smashers disagreed with Greninja's tier assessment, however, claiming that he's not that strong. One commenter even went as far as to say that he's probably mid-tier at best, due to being 'garbage when in the air'.

Well, what if the developers (unintentionally) gave Greninja a god-like Meteor Smash? Something that could potentially knock opponents out of the arena at as low as 8% damage? Wouldn't that more than make up for any weaknesses the new-generation Pokemon may possess in Smash Bros.?

Check out video of Greninja's up aerial (Uair) 'meteor smash' below. Do note that the move was likely not intended by the developers to be used in this manner.

Hoodaman, Infiltration, Dakou qualify for WECG Ultra Street Fighter 4 grand finals in China - WECG Korea qualifier top 8 results, archive

Pepeday wasn't the only low-tier hero to emerge victorious in an Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament this weekend.

West Coast's pH|Hoodaman travelled several thousand miles to attend the WECG South Korea qualifier this weekend, and made it to top 3 in the open tournament with his trusty low-tier characters E. Honda and Decapre, securing for himself a place in the WECG grand finals in China this December.

The other two players in the top 3 who will proceed into the grand finals are Korea's Infiltration and China's Qanba|Dakou. Dakou's teammate, Qanba|Xiaohai, made it into the top 8.

pH|Hoodaman, Infiltration, and Qanba|Dakou will be joined by three other players from a Japan qualifier that's tentatively scheduled to be held on November 8 at the e-Sports Square gaming cafe in Akihabara.

Check out the results for the WECG Korea qualifier for Ultra Street Fighter 4 below, as well as the stream archives.

Decapre - Nerfed, but not forgotten! Learn how to work around her unintentional changes, and utilize her full potential in this in-depth tutorial

Decapre is unique amongst the new additions in Ultra Street Fighter 4 for two main reasons. The first one is that she's a new character to the series, having never been playable before. The second is that she brings a playstyle to the table, an offensive charge character, that might not be fully embodied in any of the other charge characters present in the game.

As such, Decapre is fairly difficult to learn since it's hard to find something like her within the game. An amalgamation of several different aspects present in other characters, fixed together within one single, masked, russian-accented package...

If you have any interest in learning more about Miss December, then look no further than right below.

GUTS 3 results, stream archive feat. K-Brad, Smug, NuckleDu, Sanford Kelly, Noel Brown, Flux and Insaynne

Updated with results from finals' day: We're adding finals' day results from GUTS 3 into this story. Keeping checking back as the tournament progresses for more.

GUTS 3 is kicking off today from the Foxwoods in Ledyard, Connecticut, and we can expect some great fighting game action to take place at this three-day event. This particular tournament will double as a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Games being played include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Brawl, Project M, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat 9, Skullgirls, Soul Calibur 5, and more.

EG|K-Brad, MOR|Rico Suave, bTri|NuckleDu, CTRL|RayRay,CTRL|Flux, BIFU|Insayyne, TS|Sabin, Zaferino, SteamCo|CD Jr., PIE|Smug, Lil Evil, and more are expected to compete. Additionally, there will be a 5v5 exhibition match taking place tomorrow night, and you can find the flyer below.

Hit the jump to view the live streams and weekend schedule.

New Super Smash Bros. 3DS bug: Yoshi's 'Egg Lay' neutral B move can supersize opponents over and over

A new and fairly odd bug in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS has been discovered this weekend.

In the Kumite mode for Super Smash Bros. 3DS where you fight an endless number of weak CPU opponents, occasionally a supersized version of a character from the roster would drop in as a mini-boss.

If, at this point, you're playing in Kumite mode with Yoshi, it appears that by simply performing the Egg Lay neutral B special move on said supersized opponent, you could end up making the opponent grow even larger in size.

While it's not a major bug that could potentially ruin the game's competitive scene (since it only works in Kumite mode), you could say that the bug is certainly one that "blows things out of proportion" -- as you can see in the banner image for this story, as well as the video below.


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