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General news roundup: P4AU Margaret trailer, DOA5U maid costumes, KOF13 PC for under $7, UNIEL tutorials from UltraChen TV

In this general fighting game news round-up, we go over a couple of brief news items for the following games: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, The King of Fighters 13, and Under Night In-Birth EXE Late.

All of the news items covered this time around are fairly recent developments. Unfortunately, as each individual item had not been newsworthy enough when it broke to stand on its own, we've decided to round them all up in one place here instead.

Daigo unleashes Evil Ryu's tricky 'okizeme' setups on Momochi - Topanga Banzuke matches also ft. Nemo, Darui, Mago, Fuudo and Kazunoko

On this week's episode of Topanga TV, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago and EG|Momochi run through some of the highlights from the Tokyo Topanga Banzuke event from two weekends ago, before diving into an online tournament session with stream viewers who had 3,500PP or more.

Of particular note within the matches shown today was the one played between MCZ|Daigo and EG|Momochi, in which The Beast shows off a bunch of Evil Ryu's okizeme (wake-up offense) options that catches Momochi by surprise.

Other notable players featured in these Topanga Banzuke matches include Darui (Dhalsim), BE|Nemo (Rolento), MCZ|Mago (Fei Long), RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long), and Kazunoko (Yun).

Check out the stream archive embedded below, along with time codes for the matches.

ChrisG reveals nearly everything he knows about Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Vergil in this massive Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 combo/tech video

GG|NYChrisG is by far one of, if not, the best Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players around today. Known for pioneering the Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Vergil team, his and nasty mix-ups keep the wins rolling in.

If you ever sat around wishing that one day you could use this particular team as effectively as Mr. Gonzales, well, you're in luck. Today we have a massive combo/tech video from ChrisG himself that shows off nearly everything he knows about the team.

In this compilation you will find a number of combos that deal optimal damage, resets involving Vergil's Rapid Slash attack, TAC infinites, and so much more. Chris even mentions in the description that this video runs through nearly everything he knows about the Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Vergil squad.

So tell your little brother to stop hogging the internet, because you're going to need an uninterrupted connection to download all of this tech!

Street Fighter Bishoujo Chun-Li looks prettier in pink - Kotobukiya to launch 'Pink Costume' limited edition of the 25cm figure

Toy and model maker Kotobukiya is releasing a new limited edition version of their highly popular Street Fighter Bishoujo Chun-Li 25cm figure this November in Japan.

The limited edition figure is in all ways identical to the Bishoujo Chun-Li figure that was released back in January, much to popular acclaim (the figures sold out fairly quickly, and Kotobukiya even decided to issue a second batch), save for one difference: its color scheme.

Decked in a pink Chinese traditional dress, this new figure follows after the 2P color scheme for Chun-Li as seen in Street Fighter 2 -- and the pink color which really brings out the blushing Bishoujo ("beautiful young girl" in Japanese) qualities of the character.

See for yourself in the images of the figure below.

Who is top tier? Persona 4 Arena Ultimax character tiers according to Souji, Arc Revolution Cup 2014 finalist

Although there is still about a month to go before Persona 4 Arena Ultimax gets released in North America, the game was launched this week in Japan and Asia.

Over here at EventHubs we launched the tiers for P4AU on the day of the game's Japanese release. But like we thought, not a lot of folks in the FGC are quite familiar with the game's match-up knowledge yet. Heck, I've been playing quite a bit of the game myself, and I still don't know which match-ups are favorable and which are unfavorable for my character.

So we thought we'd take a look at what the Japanese FGC have to say when it comes to tiers for P4AU. Specifically, last month's Arcadia magazine published a tier list put together by Souji, who mains Teddie and came in 2nd at both the Arc Revolution Cup 2013 and 2014 tournaments (the 2014 grand finals were held today).

Keep in mind that the tier list you see in the images below only cover the characters who're available in the arcade version; console-exclusive characters like Rise, Ken, and Adachi are still unknowns at this point.


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Kuroda plays Ibuki, Alex in 1st-to-10 Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike sets against Kaeru (Dudley), Macchi (Akuma)

It's been a while since we caught up with Weekly Playboy News's "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" series of columns.

In the latest two installments of the column, Kuroda plays some Alex and Ibuki in first-to-ten sets against his pals Kaeru (Dudley) and Macchi (Akuma), respectively, in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As always, the videos in each installment are accompanied by a lengthy chat between a WPB News editor and Kuroda on the latter's good old days -- let us know if that's something you'd be interested in; we just might circle back to this in the near future to bring you some summarized excerpts from the interviews.

In the meantime, enjoy these great SF3:3S sets, and a bonus set in Ultra Street Fighter 4 where Kuroda Ryu) takes on Jyobin (Ryu).

Capcom Pro Tour Asia Korea qualifier results feat. Xian, Poongko, Laugh and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour Asia continues with another qualifier event taking place in Seoul, Korea. The winner will earn a spot at the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals set to take place in October of this year.

Tonight we have some heavy-hitters in attendance ready to compete in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

RZR|Xian, Infiltration, Poongko, and Laugh are just some of the players on the list. If you'd like to follow along with the action, you can find the event brackets over on Razer's Challonge page.

You can find the live stream, courtesy of Capcom Fighters, below.

GamerBee wins Shadowloo Showdown V with a devastating...counter-hit jab? Check out the final moment of the USF4 grand finals here

Shadowloo Showdown V took place this past weekend, and the Melbourne-based event was jam-packed with enough hype moments to last you 'till the end of the year.

One moment in particular that has people talking took place in the last few seconds of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 grand finals between AvM|Gamerbee and DIG|Ryan Hart.

Gamerbee, using his trademark Adon, was one game away from taking home the gold after defeating Ryan's Sagat 2-0. In an attempt to change the pace of the action Ryan switched to Yun, and in what seemed to be a wise decision took the first round convincingly.

After Gamerbee claimed a round of his own, the two warriors squared up for what was potentially the final round of the whole tournament. That's when this happened...


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Gamerbee stuck out a well placed crouching jab after being hit by Ryan's crouching MK - LP Shoulder attack-string and tagged him with a counter-hit, winning the whole thing. This is definitely not the way you'd expect such a large tournament with two of the world's best competitors to end, and even the players themselves were quite surprised. (Refer to this story's banner.)

If you'd like to check out the full grand finals set from Shadowloo Showdown V, you can find it here.

Can FlashMetroid land Dudley's UC1 as Juri charges a fireball? Find out in Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross Ep. 29

Thie new episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures starts things off on a high note, right off the bat.

Weary of putting out a lackluster performance in his matches, FlashMetroid decides to step it up, and bravely goes where no Ultra Excellent Adventures warrior has trekked before: he proclaims that he land Dudley's UC1 (Rolling Thunder) on his opponent, Juri Han, as she is charging up her Fuhajin fireball this game.

That prompts Gootecks and Mike Ross to bring out the big guns: fresh, crispy green, American dollar bills. Will FlashMetroid be able to pull it off?

It's the most high-octane episode yet; Ultra Excellent Adventures like you've never seen it before. Watch the new episode via the video embed below.

Xian loses to commentator's curse, Dudley anti-airing with rose throw taunt - LianHuBBB's Funny & Cool Moments Ep. 86

LiangHuBBB is back with another installment in his Funny & Cool Moments series of montage videos.

In this new episode, Dudley successfully anti-airs with his "throw rose" taunt three times in a row, Xian puts on his commentator's hat while playing on Xbox Live and finds himself losing due to his own commentator's curse, plus amazing resets and funny glitches galore, presented through a wide variety of fighting games.

There's a bit of Killer Instinct here, some SoulCalibur V there, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat, Injustice, Dead or Alive 5, and more. Even niche titles like Koihime Musou gets its fair share of attention.

Sakurai says glitches are the reason Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U have separate release dates

It is no secret that the upcoming Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U will be released at separate times this year: the 3DS version on October 3rd, and the Wii U version this holiday season. Many may be wondering why both games won't be released simultaneously, and luckily, Smash Bros. series creator Masahiro Sakurai answered that question in his latest, semi-weekly column in Weekly Famitsu magazine.

According to Sakurai, the 3DS version of the game is currently in the debugging process -- a process in which a team of people test out the game in order to find any glitches for the programmers to fix. The Smash creator states that the debugging is done both in-house and overseas, and several hundred people are brought on to help check for bugs. From what Sakurai says, this process is incredibly grueling, and one of the main reasons both games are being released on different days.

"Debugging alone becomes a huge project. So much so that one of the biggest reasons for the separate release dates for the 3DS and Wii U versions was so that we could shift the debugging periods."

Xian vs. Poongko grand finals set; Naroks, DB Koopa and more in these Capcom Pro Tour Asia (Korea qualifier) top 8 matches

Relive the best matches played at Capcom Pro Tour Asia's Korea qualifiers with these videos that have been uploaded to the official Capcom Fighters YouTube channel this week.

The videos not only feature some of South Korea's top fighting games talent, such as Poongko, Naroks and DB Koopa, but also the EVO2013 SSF4 champ, Singapore's RZR|Xian.

Crazy throw combos using Sudden Death bombs, double KOs, and more: These amazing Smash Bros. TAS matches may be the best thing you see all day

Just this morning we here at EventHubs were sent a handful of videos that we felt the need to share with you, the reader.

While I'm a huge fan of the Super Smash Bros. series, and have watched quite a bit of footage over the years, I have never seen something quite like this. What he have for you tonight are two Smash Bros. tool-assisted matches that feature both Brawl and Project M, the community-made SSBB mod.

The first bout is between Falco and Fox in Brawl, and this video focuses on pushing the limits of what can be achieved during Sudden Death. With percentages running high and bombs dropping everywhere, this fight is a choreographed dance all around the screen with insane throw combos that incorporate the explosives, fast-paced up+B antics, and more. This really is a video you have to see to believe.

What follows is another TAS match, this time in Project M, between Lucas and Game and Watch. The fighters' attacks collide as they try to prove who deserves the win more.

Be sure to check out both matches below, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Get Skullgirls Encore (PC) for under $4 for one-day only; The King of Fighters 20th anniversary sale launched

The weekend is almost here!

If you're thinking of spending this weekend checking out some new fighting games different from the ones you normally play, and don't already own Skullgirls or any of the KOF smartphone titles, then consider yourself in luck!

For today only, the PC version of Skullgirls Encore can be yours for the low, low price of $3.74.

From now till August 26, SNK Playmore has also temporarily reduced the price of all iPhone and Android KOF games to $0.99.

Check out the full details of both deals below.

Doctor Claw's insane cross under into Super reset, Hugo's jumping attacks do a number on XBL's #1 Dhalsim: USF4 replays ft. Tokido, Poongko, and more

YogaFlame24 has just uploaded some truly excellent Ultra Street Fighter 4 matches on to his YouTube channel.

In today's assortment we have such players as MCZ|Tokido, Poongko, V-Ryu Sensei, KingBlackToof, Doctor Claw, Kiryu Tsukimiya, and more.

During Doctor Claw's match against FNEXRobG's Seth, the very skilled Vega player hits a remarkable reset against his opponent. Using a light kick after landing the Cosmic Heel launcher, Doctor Claw goes straight into a Rolling Crystal Flash. Be sure to watch the video to see what happens next.

Additionally, a Hugo player by the name of tarouyoshimune shows just how effective the giant grappler's jumping attacks can be in one of his worst match-ups: Dhalsim. This isn't just any old Dhalsim, however; this is the #1 ranked Dhalsim on Xbox Live.

Catch all the action below.


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