SFV moves listings, tiers and more

Tekken 7 to receive console and PC release in February of 2017? Let's celebrate with some beautiful 4k PC gameplay

While there have been no official announcements yet, our friends over at Avoiding The Puddle have an inside source that says "the console/PC versions of Tekken 7 will be releasing on the last week of February next year."

While we knew T7 would be dropping next year, but a release as early as February is certainly good news for fans. We've also gotten hold of some beautiful PC footage showcasing a handful of the game's characters.

Check out Heihachi performing one of the most painful groin shots we've ever seen:


Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

The FGC's craziest Ryu hasn't stopped throwing wild Dragon Punches: Jyobin vs. Tokido in this exciting Street Fighter 5 mirror match

Jyobin is known for being a wild, fast-paced player. Since back in the Street Fighter 4 days, the daring Ryu player has broken down opponents by throwing out attacks at times where most competitors wouldn't dare to.

So what happens when the craziest Ryu player in the FGC goes up against the best Street Fighter 5 Ryu player in the world? Hype. Hype happens.

Thanks to YogaFlame24, we have a set of five matches in which Tokido squares off against Jyobin in a Ryu mirror match.

Both players demonstrate exceptional skill in this bout, and we see that Jyobin still enjoys throwing out wild DPs. Check out this clip where Jyobin goes for a Shoryuken on Tokido's wake up and confirms into Critical Art.


Click image for animated version

There are several other instances where caution was thrown to the wind and uppercuts went flying, as well as some air Tatsu antics. But as always, you'll have to catch the full set after the jump.

Continue reading »

Zangief's chop auto corrects in the middle of its animation? Can anyone make sense of this bizarre Street Fighter 5 sequence?

It's well known that characters in Street Fighter 5 can auto-correct their moves when an opponent crosses them up, but we've never seen something like what was discovered in SoCal today.

An auto-correct occurs when a player inputs the command for a move as their opponent moves past them, usually via a jump. There is a small window wherein you can input the command in one direction, but your character will turn and execute the action facing the other.

This really isn't something we ever see with normal attacks, but SoCal's Eliver Ling has discovered a baffling sequence wherein Zangief seemingly auto corrects his standing jab right in the middle of its animation.

Continue reading »

Mai combo trailer released for DoA5 Last Round, check out what King of Fighters' signature kunoichi is capable of when matched with other ninja ladies

While King of Fighters 14 is having its worldwide release this week, that's not the only game SNK's starlet Mai Shiranui is making an appearance in.

Her widely-covered guest participation in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is also coming up, and with her being out in the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate right now, Team Ninja sent out a video showing what kind of combos she has in store. Check out an example right here.


Click image for animated version

Check out the full video below.

Continue reading »

Mai Natsume struts her stuff in these BlazBlue: Central Fiction screen shots and artwork pieces

Mai Natsume, not to be confused with her Shiranui counterpart, from King of Fighters, is the latest character to be showcased in BlazBlue: Central Fiction, and she's exclusive to the console release of the game.

Mai Natsume's true name is Mai Hazuki and she wields a spear called Outseal. Check out the images below.

Mai Natsume in BlazBlue: Central Fiction image #1 Mai Natsume in BlazBlue: Central Fiction image #2 Mai Natsume in BlazBlue: Central Fiction image #3 Mai Natsume in BlazBlue: Central Fiction image #4 Mai Natsume in BlazBlue: Central Fiction image #5 Mai Natsume in BlazBlue: Central Fiction image #6

Continue reading »

Gamerbee's photo finish timer scam, Itabashi's brilliant parries and Daigo's domination; OzHadou Nationals 14 top eight highlights

OzHadou Nationals 14 welcomed some of the hardest-hitting Street Fighter 5 competitors to face off in yet another Capcom Pro Tour Asia event. (Shoutouts to America's own EG|K-Brad for doing exceptionally well in this overseas event.)

We've rounded up some of the best moments from the top eight action so you can relive them in all their fighting game glory and hype.

Our first highlight features two titans in BST|Daigo and ZW|Gamerbee. Bee's last moment timer scam is about as hype as they come, and though you don't see it on stream, commentators note that his face was absolutely beaming with a smile afterwards:


Click image for animated version

Continue reading »

King of Fighters 14's Geese Howard lops off an insane amount of damage with just two moves

While this amount of damage is not unheard of in King of Fighters titles, the fact that Geese doesn't even need to combo more than two commands together to destroy his foes is noteworthy.

A Geese player by the name of Antimony shares with us a two and three meter Climax cancel combo that's absolutely devastating.


Click image for animated versions

Continue reading »

Should the Smash community have special VIP treatment? K-Brad doesn't think so...

"At this point VIP rooms are necessary for top players because they need a place where they can relax and focus without getting interrupted," says synK_Kage earlier today on his Twitter.

This tweet has fueled the continuing discussion in the general FGC about whether or not top players should have special treatment or privileges because of their status.

EG|K-Brad took some time during his visit to Australia to make a response video wherein he very much disagrees with the notion, saying that once Smash players are recognizable to the general public in the same way film stars are, they don't deserve VIP treatment.

You'll see his short video response below:


Click image for animated version

What are your thoughts on the matter? Please chime in to the comments section to let us know.

Ed Boon teases his Twitter followers yet again with another 'hidden' hint at a PC version of Mortal Kombat XL

Hardcore fans of Injustice and Mortal Kombat should be no stranger to Ed Boon's Twitter antics. He's recently made a post to stir the pot for fans of the latter after having a lot to reveal on Injustice 2 during the Gamescom show.

This time around we've got a tweet that really doesn't make much sense, unless of course you ignore all of the lower case letters in the post:

Mortal Kombat XL hint image #1
Click images for larger versions

It's worth noting that this isn't the first time that he's used the "hidden message in the capital letters" gimmick, nor is it the first time that he's left us a "hidden" message about a PC version of Mortal Kombat XL.

Do you think we'll hear something more concrete about a PC version of Mortal Kombat XL soon? Are you an extra long person who cares? Let us know in the comments below.

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 pools match interrupted by a spectator slip up

During Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 pools at a tournament yesterday, an avoidable mishap interrupted a tourney match.

In the middle of a set between Unknown and Bangbus, a spectator reaches behind the setup to grab something on the table. Unfortunately, they end up knocking over a stand right into the power cables on the console.


Click image for animated version

It goes without saying that at a major there's quite a lot going on during pools and it can be tough keeping things going smoothly. All things considered, this really isn't something we'd pin on the tournament organizers in any way.

There is a level of responsibility attendees have to respect their fellow players, audience members and event runners.

Source: Hyo on Twitter.

King's standing light kick completely nullifies a fireball super?! Check out this King of Fighters 14 clip showing her interesting attack property

King of Fighters 14 hasn't been officially released yet, and we're already seeing some interesting tech surface. Just a few days ago, we saw King of Dinosaurs hit six off-the-ground moves in one combo, which is very impressive but a bit different than what we have for you today.

According to a recently recorded KOF14 clip, King's standing light kick has an interesting property on it. The attack has the ability to nullify projectiles, allowing her to avoid taking damage.

The video shows quick examples of her stopping two of Robert's fireballs in their tracks, then moves on to demonstrate the same situation for his super. Being able to stop a super with a well-timed standing light kick is strong, and definitely something aspiring King players might want to keep in mind when their opponent is looking for a chip damage KO.

Update: It has been pointed out to us that King's standing light kick has a guard point which allows it to power through single-hit physical attacks as well. This was demonstrated in the Team Women Fighters trailer earlier today. Thanks to That Twin Guy for the heads up.


Click image for animated version

You can check out the clip after the jump.

Continue reading »

Street Fighter 5 bug? You can still slip on Birdie's banana after it disappears

We wouldn't go as far as to complain about Birdie as a character, but the Street Fighter 5 bloated brawler does have a bit of an issue with his banana toss V-skill.

Apparently said banana can still hit opponents after it has disappeared. We found the sequences below on YP|Filipinoman's Twitter, as they show the SoCal player tripping on Birdie's banana after it seemingly has disappeared.


Click image for animated version

This next one is even worse:

A player by the name of Arlieth investigated this further, and has come up with an explanation.

Continue reading »

Iheartjustice's Phoenix Wright defeats Filipino Champ at Absolute Battle 7 in what may be the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 highlight of the year

Absolute Battle 7 is currently running in Texas, but the talk of the tournament right now has to be Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player PSG|Iheartjustice.

Justice plays the very unorthodox team of Captain America, Dr. Strange and Phoenix Wright. Justice found himself facing PG|Filipino Champ, a favorite to win the whole tournament, in the top eight winners bracket.

The match they played was filled with amazing moments, but things really kicked off when Justice took a surprising early lead as he won game one:


Click image for animated version

As good of a play as this was, it absolutely pales in comparison to what Justice would do later.

Continue reading »

This Nurse Morrigan statue is the perfect blend of sexy, classy and inspired; check out these new images of this amazing figurine

There's no beating around the bush with this one, Nurse Morrigan is a sexual figurine. I'll let our commenters point out the specific details they find, and speaking of details this statue is incredible.

I call it inspired because there's no apparent reason to associate Morrigan with the sexy nurse cliche, but creators Tsuyoshi Hamasaki and Kinu Nishimura do a wonderful job of creatively and tastefully blending the two entities together.

Morrigan's vampiric nature obviously lends itself to the idea of drawing blood. The paradoxical allure and danger of a succubus inversely contrasts with the way people often harbor fear for syringes despite the fact that they ultimately offer better health. Also, Morrigan looks hot.

We've highlighted this statue before, but we've come across some new, higher resolution images that we felt it was our duty to share them. Please share your thoughts and reactions in the comments.

Nurse Morrigan... image #1 Nurse Morrigan... image #2 Nurse Morrigan... image #3 Nurse Morrigan... image #4 Nurse Morrigan... image #5 Nurse Morrigan... image #6
Click images for larger versions

You can order online at AmiAmi.com. Found via Crunchyroll.

Giant power beams, Mature's makeup of death, and a puppy: All of King of Fighters 14's story mode cinematic cut scenes and Climax super moves

King of Fighters 14 is being officially released tomorrow on PlayStation 4, and fans have already started uploading content from the newest SNK Playmore title.

CVE Gaming has already went ahead and put together two compilations: One featuring all of the game's story mode cinematic cut scenes and the other showing all fighters' Climax super moves.

We don't want to spoil anything for those who want to be surprised, so we won't go into detail about what these two videos entail. For a quick glimpse of both, hit the GIFs below.


Click image for animated versions

You can find the full videos after the jump.

Continue reading »


Read older stories...