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In South Korea, Guilty Gear Xrd gets the eSports treatment - high-level match footage, production values

We know that Tekken is a pretty big deal in South Korea. But that's not the only fighting game that gets played in South Korea. Apparently, Arc System Works's Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- is quite popular over there too.

Or at least, that's the vibe I'm getting from watching episode one of this new video series on eSports TV's YouTube channel, which features some of Korea's best Guilty Gear players (I think), duking it out for in a... some kind of competitive format.

Because the entire video is in Korean, I can't make any sense as to what's actually going on.

But there are Korean showgirls who walk up to the stage holding giant placards that conveniently tell you how many games have been played in the current set, what appears to be high-level Guilty Gear Xrd footage, and metal music. So you should watch this.

Sakurai: Mewtwo DLC release will not be delayed, it's pretty much done, we plan to release the Super Smash Bros. Wii U/3DS character very soon

It's been a while since we've heard anything about the Mewtwo DLC character release for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/Nintendo 3DS. Understandably, that has made many Smash fans pretty anxious -- especially since Mewtwo is one of the most popular characters in past installments.

The game's director, Masahiro Sakurai, is definitely aware of the anxiety and anticipation that fans have expressed for the DLC character. And so this week, on a "Tomokazu Sugita and Kenji Ito! Super Smash bros. Special Game Stream" Web show, in which Sakurai appeared on as a guest to talk about the series' history, the Smash Bros. director made an "announcement-ish announcement" (video embedded below).

"So with regards to my announcement-ish announcement, it isn't anything to do with something new I'm working on; it's nothing like that," Sakurai begins.

A meterless pass-through glitch? Vega can slide right through opponents if he sweeps too close in USF4

Earlier today, we were sent footage of an interesting pass-through glitch in Ultra Street Fighter 4. For those unfamiliar, the "pass-through" glitch is one that allows certain characters to FADC an attack (usually after hitting an opponent close up), and dash forward, resulting in them actually traveling through to the other side.

What's interesting about today's clip is that this particular glitch does not require the use of meter. If Vega hits a jumping heavy punch and follows up with a crouching heavy kick (sweep), he can potentially activate the pass-through. According to the video's description, the jumping attack must hit in the middle of the opponent's body in order for the glitch to be triggered.

This is a seemingly new glitch (we here at EventHubs don't recall seeing it before this), and it apparently works on the entire cast.

Check out Vega's pass-through glitch in Ultra Street Fighter 4 after the jump.

First Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden gameplay footage shown in this brand new trailer

Just yesterday, Bandai Namco released a brand new trailer for the Nintendo 3DS exclusive / Arc System Works developed fighter -- Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden.

Up until now, we had only seen written details and a handful of images for the DBZ title surface online. Today, however, we get a quick glimpse at actual gameplay footage.

The trailer features a brief battle clip between Goku and Vegeta before the screen becomes littered with a swarm of DBZ characters. If you keep an eye out toward the end of the trailer, you'll spot characters such as Majin Buu, SSJ3 Goku, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the new Dragon Ball Z: Super Extreme Butoden trailer.

Sabin takes out Momochi using Dhalsim, Snake Eyez switches to Evil Ryu to defeat Bonchan: Top 5 USF4 moments from Final Round 18

Final Round 18 has come and gone, and the first Premiere event on the 2015 Capcom Pro Tour was absolutely packed with incredible moments, upsets, hype, and most anything else you'd imagine.

If you were unable to catch all of the action, and don't really have the time to sit through three days of tournament footage, today is your lucky day. A compilation featuring the top 5 moments from Final Round 18's Ultra Street Fighter 4 competition was drummed up by none other than the folks who streamed the action this past weekend -- Capcom Fighters.

Now you can relive (or witness for the first time) moments such as TS|Sabin defeating EG|Momochi using Dhalsim, Snake Eyez bringing out a devastating Evil Ryu to take out Bonchan's Sagat, and more.

Hit the jump to check out the top 5 Ultra Street Fighter 4 moments from Final Round 18.

A Famicom samurai could have been a playable character in Super Smash Bros. 4

This past weekend, a video interview featuring Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai hit the internet. In it, Sakurai gave an update on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS DLC character, Mewtwo, saying that the returning fighter will be released soon.

Sakurai also dropped another interesting bit of information pertaining to a character that was originally planned to be on the playable roster in Smash 4. According to the series creator, Takamaru -- the samurai hero from the Famicom title The Mysterious Murasame Castle -- was actually considered to be a select-able fighter, but was eventually cut because Sakurai felt the character wouldn't be widely recognized by Smash players.

Takamaru is still in Super Smash Bros. 4, however; you can utilize him in battle as one of the many Assist Trophies.

I've been a Nintendo fan since the first time I played Donkey Kong Country back in Kindergarten (I was around five-years-old then), and admittedly, I had never heard of Takamaru until today. So, perhaps Sakurai's assumption isn't too far off...

If you'd like to check out the original interview (conducted entirely in Japanese), you can find it here.

Via IGN.

Santarou picks Evil Ryu, and Kichijoji ken goes with... regular Ryu? Dashio comes on and plays... Rufus instead of Seth? Ft10 sets from Yubiken

On the previous Yubiken stream (2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month), YBK|Kichijoji Ken and YBK|Santarou ran a first-to-10 set that was very different from their usual sets.

Instead of picking Ken and Sagat, the characters that Kichijoji Ken and Santarou are respectively known for, they had picked Ryu (Kichijoji) and Evil Ryu (Santarou).

And that's not all -- special guest YBK|Dashio also did a first-to-10 with Kichiken. Except, in this set, Dashio had been playing Rufus instead of Seth. Even though Seth is considered by quite a number of top players to be a top 5 character in the game now.

What is going on? Is it topsy-turvy day?

We asked YBK|Kim1234 for some answers. Check out his response and the two first-to-10 sets below

For Mother Russia! Skullgirls project lead Mike Zaimont turns into Real Soviet Announcer for the game's first alternate voice pack

The Skullgirls Endless Beta (which comes free with the regular version of Skullgirls on Steam) was updated earlier this week.

On top of fixing a couple of bugs, this latest patch also allows Robo-Fortune's stage (work-in-progress version) to be selectable, changed the background music used for the NMO Arena stage for testing purposes, and introduces the first ever alternate voice pack for the game: Real Soviet Announcer.

Accessible only in the Endless Beta version of Skullgirls (for now), you can now swap out the game's default announcer for the Real Soviet Announcer by going into Main Menu => Options => Voice Setting. It's the third option on the Options menu.

When you do, you'll start hearing Skullgirls project lead/lead programmer/also-does-a-lot-of-other-things-guy Mike 'Mike Z' Zaimont say funny things in a Russian accent from time to time. Things like "Time to wrestle, like bear," "Be strong, like ox," "Are you crying? There's no crying in fighting games," and even "Toki wo tomare" and "Soshite toki wa ugokidasu" -- the last two are references to JoJo's Bizarre Adventure.

Someone made a video compiling all of the voice clips for the Real Soviet Announcer. Check it out below, and see if you're able to keep a straight face on while listening to this (I couldn't).

Tokido, Infiltration, Valmaster, Mago, and more to battle in USF4 exhibitions at Meltdown Paris - watch the live stream here

A series of Ultra Street Fighter 4 exhibition matches is set to take place today at Meltdown Paris.

The stream is currently live, and the action is set to kick off in about 35 minutes (from the time this article was written).

Below is the line up of matches.

MCZ|Mago vs. CDV|Cuongster
MCZTokido vs. Gagapa
Infiltration vs. GL|Valmaster

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

King of Fighters in real life! Amazing LP spent over 100 hours making himself into a KoF character

Amazing LP is a very dedicated video creator. In a project uploaded late last year, he managed to make himself into a King of Fighters character.

Now, when I say he managed to become a KoF character, I don't mean he created a sprite based on his appearance. Nope! Amazing LP produced a full fight scene in which he faces off against a series of KoF sprites in a real life setting.

At first, it sounds a little ridiculous. But this particular video editor happens to be incredibly skilled and presents to us some awesome effects and choreography. See for yourself!

Click image for animated version

The video has a bit more blood and gore than we've ever seen in a King of Fighters game, but that doesn't take away from the 100+ hours of work Amazing LP spent creating this scene, as stated in the video's description.

Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Daigo picks Yun against Poongko's El Fuerte, Ryu - Is The Beast secretly preparing a Yun for Capcom Pro Tour this year?

"Yun now?" a bewildered Poongko exclaims as his Xbox Live Endless Lobby match against MCZ|Daigo was about to start.

This was the second casual game in a long set between the Korean and Japanese top players, streamed live on PoongkoTV on March 26. In the first game, Poongko had handily beat MCZ|Daigo's Evil Ryu with his El Fuerte two rounds to zero.

And now MCZ|Daigo decides to bring out his Yun, which we don't really get to see The Beast play a lot of these days.

As the casual set goes on, Daigo continues to keep picking Yun against Poongko (who decides to play Ryu against Daigo's Yun) -- is he trying to get his Yun up to snuff for the Capcom Pro Tour this year?

With $500,000 on the line, it wouldn't be surprising if he did.

While it's noble of character specialists to stick with a single fighter, knowing that the top names in competitive Street Fighter are actively (or secretly) preparing sub characters to surprise us (and their opponents) with, can only lead to more hype.

It remains to be seen if MCZ|Daigo would indeed be bringing out his Yun at certain matches in a real tournament. But for now, you can enjoy watching Daigo's Yun at work on the PoongkoTV stream archive embedded below.

K-Brad loses the first Twitch Turbo subscription?! Watch he and Mike face the viewers and suffer an epic loss on Pro Talk

Last night on Capcom Pro Talk, Mike Ross was joined by EG|K-Brad. The two discussed the recently concluded SXSW invitational tournament and played against the stream viewers in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

For those unfamiliar with how things work on Pro Talk, if a viewer manages to defeat Mike Ross or his guest in USF4, they are awarded a free month of Twitch Turbo. The guys' luck was absent during last night's show, as they suffered the first Pro Talk loss in history.

This was one of those moments where the salt was just too real, and a loss like this hits much too close to home for most, if not, all of us. If you were looking for a great reaction GIF today, you've got one now.

Click image for animated version

Mike and K-Brad played a number of matches against the viewers, but we won't tell you if they lost anymore Twitch Turbo subscriptions. For that, you'll have to watch the episode below.

Street Fighter 5 may be playable at NicoNico Chou Kaigi 2015 public expo; will we see new details revealed?

At this year's NicoNico expo, Capcom will feature a Street Fighter 5 booth wherein they may be revealing new aspects of the game as well as have a playable version for those in attendance. Capcom posted a page with a list of games they will bring to the expo.

It promises special stage shows, new information, and playable demos, though it does not clearly state specifically which games on the line up will get this treatment.

Additional info about the booths will be announced on March 24th, and additional info about the stage shows on April 10th. The NicoNico expo itself is held April 25th-26th.

This may be the next big reveal for SF5. We're crossing our fingers in hopes that we may see a new character or two, a new stage and/or game play mechanics. What would you most like to see if we do indeed get some new content?

Source: Neogaf

A big thank you to Shinkuu_Kikoken for the link and the info!

Twitch reports unauthorized access to user information, passwords and stream keys reset

This just in: Twitch reports today that their service has potentially undergone a security breach. A bulletin post over on the official Twitch blog reads, "there may have been unauthorized access to some Twitch user account information."

Because of the possible invasion, Twitch has expired passwords and stream keys and disconnected accounts from YouTube and Twitter. Now, the next time users attempt to sign into their Twitch account, they will be prompted to create a brand new password.

Twitch also recommends that all users change their passwords for other sites at which the same or a similar password was used in order to avoid any further issues.

Users who were affected will be directly contacted by Twitch with additional details.

Source: Twitch. Via Polygon.

See Jin Kazama game play footage from Tekken 7!

We have a pair of videos that feature Jin Kazama in action in the brand new Tekken 7.

Speculation was that the Tekken regular may not find his way into the franchise's latest game, but that was debunked recently when an information leak confirmed Jin amongst a few others.

Up until this point, we've only had a few screen shots of Jin, but now we've got nearly ten minutes of video footage.

He appears as a sub boss in the arcade mode, so we've only been able to see him as controlled by the computer. Still, players have eased off a bit and let the AI show off a bit of what Jin can do.

Hit the jump to see the videos.

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