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Tekken comes alive as Eric Jacobus expertly executes Lei's techniques in real life

Stuntman Eric Jacobus is back with another real life Tekken recreation. This time around he brings us Lei Wulong's "Tekken-iques" from his drunken boxing and snake fist styles.

Jacobus does a great job of capturing Lei's very pronounced and identifiable movements. A handful of his techniques see him fall to the ground in fairly dramatic fashions, and Jacobus executes them perfectly.

You can see a quick clip below as he performs the Phoenix Strike and the Hopping Phoenix.

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There are plenty more impressive sequences to see, and you can do so by hitting the jump below.

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What will happen in the final stage of Topanga A League this weekend? Fight Thoughts - Round 4

Edit: The days listed in this story were off, and have now been updated.

Hello everyone, and welcome to a new installment of Fight Thoughts where I, Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor, give some insight into the tournament world.

Roughly a month ago, I spoke a bit about the Topanga A League and what players to look out for. While these weren't my winners picks by any stretch, it is somewhat reassuring to see two of them having advanced to the final stages.

However, the most difficult part is still ahead of the warriors standing on the finals stage of the 5th Topanga A League. This 6-man round robin will include MCZ|Daigo, RB|Bonchan, Kazunoko, Nemo, EG|Momochi and YBK|Dashio, so it wouldn't be a shocker to see anyone of the competitors take it home in the end.

This column will give a quick rundown of each player's accomplishments going into this year's Topanga A League, and a rough estimation of what their chances will be in this final stage of the most prestigious league in fighting games. Hit the jump to dive in.

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Big discounts on consoles, Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat X and more; check out these Black Friday deals from around the net

Some of us will be quietly digesting our Thanksgiving feasts come Thursday evening, and starting in on leftovers Friday morning, but for those of you that are into the chaos and excitement of Black Friday shopping, we've got some deals for you.

Kicking things off, Nintendo is releasing a special Wii U bundle in which you can get both Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon with your brand new 32GB Wii U, and the whole thing only costs $249.

The idea here is to give you a general idea of what you'll find if you choose to go out on Black Friday. Hit the jump to see what we've found for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Momochi and Daigo remind us of why they're amongst the best in the world in these Topanga day 12 highlights

The final day of Topanga A League is now over. We have our final highlights post to bring to you, and it's got a lot of crazy moments.

When you try to use Dive Kicks on Kazunoko

YBK|Dashio made a surprise switch to Decapre today when he played Kazunoko and his top tier Yun.

Despite a comfortable life lead, in the first round of their fourth match, Dashio was not able to close out the round.

Kaz lands a series of attacks, and then backs off to see what his opponent will do. An EX air drill from Dashio is met with an incredible reaction to close out the round.

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Hit the jump for more.

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EX Cannon Strike after target combo, huge damage from crush counter, and more: Street Fighter 5 Cammy combo primer from beta #2

Cammy is a character that has somewhat fallen to the wayside in Street Fighter 5. During the last beta phase, she didn't appear very often online and though we were sent content for a variety of different characters, new tech for Cammy was scarce.

This makes today's video that much more of a delight. TeaMandem put together a Cammy combo compendium that teaches everything from basic BnBs to crush counter.

As a nice additional touch, on-screen inputs are highlighted as each section of the combo is performed in order to make things that much easier to learn.

Below is just a sample of what you'll find here.

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Hit the jump to check out the full video.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 21-30 - former EVO champ and The Coach represent

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 21-30 - former EVO champ and The Coach represent

We're closing in on the top 20 players in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but first we cover the 21st through 30th placers.

In tonight's listing, we have a former EVO champion, along with The Coach, a.k.a. PG|Coach Steve both making strong appearances.

The final two breakdowns will be coming Thursday and Friday night, running through the remaining 20 players, so make sure you check back to see who was voted as the best of the best by our panel.

Until then, look below to out who rounded out the top 30, and feel free to guess the remaining 20 players in the comments.

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'Since I started playing Super SF4, not a day has gone by where I haven't played it' - Matsuri talks fighting game origins, Street Fighter 5 and more

Note: This interview was conducted in Japanese and subsequently translated by the interviewer.

We're very committed here at EventHubs to bringing you as many interviews with top players as possible. As such, we've reached out to a bunch of top-level Japanese players that people outside of Japan might not be too personally familiar with.

Second up is perhaps the strongest woman in the world when it comes to Street Fighter, Matsuri. She's been raising her profile this year by competing in bigger tournaments, and even making it into the prestigious Topanga League.

In our interview, Matsuri talks her fighting game history, Street Fighter 5 prospects, desire to travel to more tournaments, being a woman fighting game player and more. Below, you'll find a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you been playing fighting games?

Matsuri: I started playing fighting games during Super Street Fighter 4. I loved games in general a lot, but I'd never played a fighting game until then. But, since I started playing Super Street Fighter 4, not a day has gone by where I haven't played it.

Hit the jump to check out the rest of the interview.

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Vega has a pretty strong looking safe jump in Street Fighter 5 that allegedly beats 4-frame reversals

We haven't seen much as far as safe jumps go in Street Fighter 5. The specifically timed set ups that allow a player to execute a jumping attack on an opponent's wake up and avoid being hit be certain reversals are prominent in Ultra Street Fighter 4, and now we're starting to see similar maneuvers in Capcom's upcoming title.

A safe jump for Vega was recently sent to us by the video's creator, Af0. According to the on-screen description, the set up works on special moves that have 4 frames of start up and above.

You can check out the safe jump set up below.

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If this does in fact beat 4-frame attacks, this safe jump will be particularly effective against many of the beta #2 characters in the game's current state. According to some recent Street Fighter 5 frame data, the fastest attacks listed are Ken's LP and EX Dragon Punches, which start up in 3 frames.

Though not all of the frame data is shown, every other character other than Ken from the beta's second round are fairly susceptible to being safe jumped by Vega. However, figuring out the specifics will require more testing, of course.

You can check out the video demonstration below, along with another Vega video showing how to properly tick throw.

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Nine rains meteors onto the opponent, fires a Kamehameha, and more: Check out BlazBlue Central Fiction's latest character in action

Yesterday, it was revealed that Nine is set to be playable in BlazBlue Central Fiction. Unlike yesterday's images, today we get to see the new character in motion.

A trailer showing off what Nine can do in BlazBlue hit the internet this morning. In it, we see a wide variety of her moves, some combos, and even her Astral Finish.

Also, there is one super move in particular that looks very much like Goku's Kamehameha in Dragon Ball Z. In other words, it's extremely badass.

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You can check out Nine's full trailer below.

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End of Smash Bros DLC ahead? Upcoming special Smash broadcast in December will be the last

During the last Nintendo Direct, we saw the trailer of Cloud entering the Smash Bros series. At the end of the trailer we saw that Nintendo has plans for a Special Smash Broadcast in December.

This upcoming Smash broadcast will be particularly special as a result of it being the last broadcast for Super Smash Bros for the Wii U. and 3DS, according to Nintendo UK. This probably means the content announced during the broadcast will be the last content that we will be receiving.

As a result of this next broadcast being the last, it might be safe to assume that we'll learn the results of the Smash Bros ballot that expired on October 3rd.

We should expect to see a lot revealed for this last broadcast especially considering that there are three character slots found inside of the coding of Smash Bros. Assuming Cloud takes up one of those slots, perhaps we'll be getting two more character announcements in December.

With post-launch support for Super Smash Bros 4 possibly coming to an end, Masahiro Sakurai is likely to move on to a new project.

Since the start of the Smash Bros series, there has been a new Smash Bros title for every new generation Nintendo Console. Still, very little is actually known about the Nintendo NX.

Source: Nintendo UK website.

Retro Virtua Fighter action figures are on the way and they look terribly awesome

The original Virtua Fighter was a launch title on the Sega Saturn back in 1995 here in the states. With the realism that modern-day fighting game graphics now provide, it's hard to look at a game like the first VF and find its polygonal character models appealing.

It does, however, trigger a great bit of nostalgia -- a nostalgia that fans will soon be able to immortalize thanks to Good Smile Company. The figure maker / distributor recently released two photos showing upcoming retro Akira and Sarah toys that are designed to look very close to their first appearances.

You can check out the colorless prototypes below.

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These figures are still very early in development, and neither pricing nor an ETA is currently known. Based on how great these prototypes are already shaping up, Virtua Fighter fans might want to keep an eye out for more information.

Source: amiami. Via Crunchyroll.

This guy got his dad to reenact the win poses from Street Fighter 2, and his Dhalsim dance is top tier

A Los Angeles comedian by the name of Nick Luciano has decided to let his dad do all the work.

In a series of videos, Nick has gotten his father to reenact win poses and/or taunts from various fighting game casts. Today he runs through most of the characters in Street Fighter 2.

Nick's dad surely wins the "trying your best" award, even if not all of his impersonations are spot on. This doesn't reign true however, for Mr. Luciano's Dhalsim dance. Perhaps the most elaborate of the poses, Nick's dad really puts his heart into this one:

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Hit the jump to see the full video.

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These custom Laura and R. Mika Street Fighter 5 TE2s are fantastick

By now, we've all seen the upcoming Mad Catz Street Fighter 5 Chun-Li Tournament Edition 2 fightstick. It's an excellent looking controller, but unfortunately we haven't seen any plans from the company for any more character-themed sticks just yet.

Well, a couple of crafty fightstick modders have taken it upon themselves to create custom controllers featuring their favorite Street Fighter 5 world warriors.

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The Laura stick was put together by Hayato Rucker and was even shared by Mark "MarkMan" Julio from Mad Catz over on Twitter. The Mika stick, on the other hand, was sent to us personally by waakaWaaka. We can't help but wish these were readily available for purchase.

Do you have a custom Street Fighter 5 fightstick? Feel free to share it in the comments below.

Credit to Hayato Rucker and waakaWaaka. Via MarkMan on Twitter.

Air behind Chun-Li swept, Sagat's ultra mishap - You know you're having a bad day when stuff like this happens...

Air behind Chun-Li swept, Sagat's ultra mishap - You know you're having a bad day when stuff like this happens...

Anyone who's played fighting games through the years has experienced a day where nothing seems to go right.

Whether it's through their own efforts — or the game has become self aware and doesn't not want you to win — some days it feels like you can't do anything right.

We've picked up three pretty crazy examples, like the air behind Chun-Li's body being swept clean, Sagat having an ultra mishap, and perhaps my favorite, trying to show off in Smash 4 leading to a less than desired outcome.

You can find them all below.

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Snake Eyez dives head first into Japanese culture, makes his way to an arcade and runs into a few surprises in episode three of Cultivation

Here in the West, it's easy to develop perceptions of Japan based on media exposure, but as RB|Snake Eyez quickly discovers, preconceptions rarely paint accurate pictures.

Episode three of Cultivation: House of Snake Eyez is here, and in it, Snake is finally able to immerse himself into the Japanese culture. From the food to the philosophy, Snake experiences a drastic change of pace from back home in Southern California.

After getting acquainted, Snake makes his way to an arcade to test his skill against the local competition. He's immediately impressed by the strong fighting game presence in the arcade, recalling days past wherein arcades flourished in America with a similar vigor.

How does he do against this local competition? Hit the jump to watch the episode and find out.

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