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The science of Hadouken: Man who seemingly channeled energy to ignite paper with bare hands inspired Street Fighter Assassin's Fist team

Whether or not you believe in ki or chi, you might find it interesting to know that the creators of Street Fighter Assassin's Fist drew inspiration to tell the story behind one the franchise's most iconic moves from a 1970's documentary called Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.

A man believed to be named John Chang at one point seemingly ignited a piece of paper with his bare hands, and said he was able to do this by channeling inner energy, often referred to as chi or ki in Chinese or Japanese culture, respectively.

The Assassin's Fist's creators show footage of this happening from the documentary and talk about how this segment and other legends of channeling energy inspired them to tell the tale of how Ryu, Ken and others could harness and release this power in their series.

They also offer more of a look at the series they're working on, showing short segments of action featuring the main cast members.

Hit the jump to view the video.

A thorn in the jaguar's paw? GamerBee faces one of his greatest challenges yet: A Zangief player named GOGO BABY CHAN

AVM|GamerBee recently uploaded a great set of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 matches between himself and an exceptional Zangief player by the name of GOGO BABY CHAN.

The two players battle it out for nearly 40 minutes, and GamerBee even commented about just how good this Zangief player is over on his personal Twitter account.

It's rare that we see either Adon or Zangief played on a high level, (sans the few tournament players who still use these characters competitively), so this is definitely a treat for anyone looking for some great SSF4 AE v2012 action, minus the top tiers.

You can find all of the footage after the jump.

Desk performs double jump combo, lands triple axe kicks and more crazy stuff - Stacks! SSF4 AE v2012 combo video

Desk has offered up one of his final collections of clips before Ultra Street Fighter 4 is released.

Titled "Stacks!" this features a double jump combo with Guile, a triple axe kick combo with Makoto and oh so much more.

Hit the jump to view the video.

Job 'Flocker' Figueroa and Dexter 'Tampa Bison' James no longer on team Empire Arcadia

Job "Flocker" Figueroa, one of the best Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players on the scene today, announced via Twitter that he is no longer a part of team Empire Arcadia. This makes Flocker a free agent, and eligible to be picked up by any other teams that sponsor fighting gamers.

Additionally, Dexter 'Tampa Bison' James, best known for his success in Street Fighter X Tekken, also announced his departure from EMP earlier this week.

Three players have now taken their leave from Empire Arcadia this year. K-Brad was the first to announce his withdrawal from the gaming team, and has since signed with team Evil Geniuses, joining the likes of EG|Justin Wong and EG|PR Balrog.

Hit the jump to check out both players' announcement tweets.

Ken's teaser trailer for Assassin's Fist shows footage of his hadouken and dragon punch

The Assassin's Fist crew has put up a new teaser trailer today for Ken. In this short clip, you get to see a little bit of his back story, and some training moments with Ryu.

Possibly most exciting to fans though is the first glimpse of Ken throwing a fireball and winding up for his dragon punch.

You can find the teaser trailer after the break.

Why did T. Hawk drop in the rankings? Major additions to tiers help answer that question and more

We've just launched some major additions to our tiers here on EventHubs.

The first thing you'll notice right off is we now list the top 10 gains and losses for all of the games currently in our tiers, which are SSF4 AE v2012 and BlazBlue CP.

One of the biggest new features is now you can track how every single match up in every game has changed — or is currently changing.

So if you see that T. Hawk has dropped several points in our rankings, you can click through to find out why.

Our tier listings are now updated every hour, so if a character gets hot in a tournament, you'll be able to chart their rise (or fall) and see which match ups they're gaining or losing ground in.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

Tiers for Injustice: Gods Among Us launched on EventHubs

We've just launched our tiers pages for Injustice: Gods Among Us, giving our users the ability to vote on the game's match ups, along with providing areas to discuss them with their fellow players.

If you're knowledgeable about Injustice, please get in there and vote on the match ups you're familiar with.

Keep in mind this section updates once an hour, so keep checking back to see how the tiers are taking shape.

When a tier section is first launched, just a few votes can have a drastic impact on how the list shakes out, but over time the picture gets much more defined and normalized.

As promised, we're going to be rolling out new tiers sections on a regular basis now, so we'll have yet another game available in about three or four days. Stay tuned.

Over 3 hours of Ultra Street Fighter 4 footage with a lot of character variety - almost half of the cast gets screen time

The Yubiken crew hosted an Ultra Street Fighter 4 stream this morning, primarily with Japanese commentary, and some solid players showcasing their skills with quite a few cast members.

While not every single fighter in the game is shown here, there's a good amount of variety as different players take center stage to try their luck in the new title.

If you're a fan of Hugo, T. Hawk, M. Bison, Sagat, Balrog, Cody, Guy, Zangief, Ken, Guile, Vega, Makoto, Yang, Ryu, Juri, Dudley, Ibuki, Rolento and C. Viper, hit the jump to watch some matches with these fighters.

Killer Instinct added to MLG Anaheim's lineup, $7,500 in prizes up for grabs

Killer Instinct has been added to MLG Anaheim's lineup. This tournament takes place on June 20-22, 2014.

KI joins Injustice: Gods Among Us and Super Smash Bros. Melee as the fighting games being played at this event.

$7,500 in prizes will be on the line for Killer Instinct, which marks this as yet another huge prize pot for competitors. Tip from DevilMaySpy, Likewoah and EMP_FecalMatter.

King of Fighters 13 is the next game to get the EventHubs tiers treatment

We've just launched King of Fighters 13 as the next game in the EventHubs tiers section. You can now vote to your heart's content on KoF13 character match ups and discuss them with other EventHubs users.

Please note this section is new and as votes come through, many match-ups will be inaccurate, initially. Calculations happen every hour, so be sure to check back often to see how the matches are shaping up.

If you're in the know about KoF13, please drop that knowledge on our tiers system. And, if you know others that might have valuable insight, be sure to share the link on Twitter and Facebook.

This is just one of many more games to get the tiers treatment.

If you can't contain your excitement in anticipation of your favorite fighting game getting added to the tiers section, let us know in the comments below and we just might make it happen sooner.

Keep checking back for more announcements.

Apocalypse in Paris #3 results, stream archive feat. Dieminion, Luffy, Ryan Hart and more

This weekend, Apocalypse in Paris #3 went down with players like EMP|Dieminion, MD|Luffy, Ryan Hart, CDV|2Pac and LLL|Kenpachi in attendance.

The games competed in were Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Injustice: Gods Among Us and King of Fighters 13.

We've added the results and stream archives for this event, and you can find them after the jump.

One of the most unique designs for a fighting game controller you may ever see - Terminator T-800 hitbox

Hitboxes are a pretty unique style of controller for fighting games, but since they lack a joystick, modders can come up with some really innovative ways to lay out their designs.

One such product popped up from RoBoBOBR, based off of the T-800 cyborgs from the Terminator movies.

If model numbers of cyborgs from science fiction films are a bit too far out of your knowledge range, it's the robot Arnold Schwarzenegger played, but without any of the living flesh around it. Check out the shots.


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Images and details from Joystick Vault.

Reveal trailer for Rise in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax shows her pummeling competition with microphone

Rise is the newest confirmed character for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Atlus just put out a reveal trailer for the fighter.

The trailer is a hair over a minute long and if you've ever wanted to pummel the opposition with a microphone — this is definitely the character for you.

Hit the jump to view her trailer, and the latest videos Atlus put up onto YouTube for the new game, showing more gameplay and features, in Japanese.

El Gato breaks Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 again! New snapback glitch discovered, makes for some very strange occurrences

NL|El Gato, a frequent Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 content creator, recently discovered a variation of the snapback glitch, that which snaps out a downed fighter and brings in the remaining two characters simultaneously.

This new glitch can only be recreated using characters that have a cinematic hyper combo, (except for Viewtiful Joe's Slow hyper combo and Amaterasu's level 3.) The original glitch was triggered by snapping in the second assist character, but in this one uses a snapback on the first assist.

Once that character jumps back on screen, if they perform a cinematic hyper combo on the aggressor, some... strange things take place. This video shows which of the Capcom side of characters can pull this off, and El Gato is already working on getting the Marvel side done.

You'll find the glitch video after the break.

New 'Super Arts' series takes a look back at classic fighting game artwork and design: An X-Men vs. Street Fighter retrospective

Steering away from his play-through/commentary videos for a bit, Maximilian has created a brand new series that takes a closer look at the art and design of classic fighting games.

The first fighter to get the retrospective treatment is none other than the classic "vs." title, X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

Max gives a quick history lesson on how the game came into existence, and discusses character designs, overall art-style, and more.

This video is very informative and brings that beautiful nostalgic feeling up to the surface. Max plans on taking a look back at other classic fighting games, so feel free to make a request in the comments section of his video.

Hit the jump to view this awesome X-Men vs. Street Fighter art retrospective.


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