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Pokkèn Tournament arcade cabinet spotted at Round 1 in Southern California

Pokkèn Tournament has just started making it's way stateside, with cabinets currently occupying the Dave and Buster's in Time Square. Though players in New York are the first to get their hands on the game in the U.S., it looks like SoCal residents are going to get the same opportunity very soon.

IPlayWinner reports that a Pokkèn Tournament arcade machine has been spotted at the Round 1 gaming establishment in Puente Hill Mall located in the City of Industry.

The Pokkèn Tournament machine is a head-to-head cabinet set up, and it currently sits in front of the game card counter. However, the machine is currently not in service, and Round 1 has made no official statement on when the cabinet will be active or whether we'll be seeing Pokkèn at other Round 1 locations.

Last week, Pokkèn Tournament saw its latest character reveal in Masked Pikachu -- a luchador outfit-wearing Pikachu that uses wrestling moves to best its opponents. Pokkèn Tournament is slated for a worldwide release on Nintendo Wii U in Spring 2016.

Source: IPlayWinner.

The next Dead or Alive Xtreme Beach Volleyball will utilize Sony's virtual reality headset; release set for spring of 2016

What's better than Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball? How Dead or Alive: Xtreme Beach Volleyball with virtual reality support?

We recently discovered that a new edition of DOA: Xtreme Beach Volleyball, a spin off of the popular Dead or Alive fighting series, would be coming to PlayStation 4 and Vita.

During Tokyo Game Show, Team Ninja revealed that the upcoming title for PS4 would support Sony's upcoming PlayStation VR, a virtual reality headset. Though we don't know how, or to what degree, developers plan to implement this technology into their game, we're sure it'll be interesting to say the least.

Here are a few images from the upcoming title:

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Considering the controversy in that many argue DOA Xtreme is based primarily on voyeurism, surely a lot of people will chime in with opinions on this move by developers. We'd like to know your thoughts on the matter as well.

Source: Polygon. Image source: PlayStation.

Brony on Brony action! Them's Fightin' Herds launches crowdfunding campaign - if you want to see a cow land a 14-hit combo, look no further

Them's Fightin' Herds is a 2D PC Windows fighting game, with animals populating the roster, closely resembling the modern My Little Pony franchise.

Lauren Faust, who was the producer and developer for My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, and her team at Mane6, are working on the new title which they're labeling a spiritual successor to Fighting is Magic, which ran into copyright issues.

Them's Fightin' Herds sports improved gameplay mechanics and graphics, according to their Indiegogo page, and an entirely new dynamic music system, a graphic lobby, and a whole bunch more.

You're probably most interested in seeing this puppy in action, so we've capture a few gifs, and you can find the entire raw gameplay sequence below.

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Will anyone be able to defeat this super powered Dead or Alive bot?

A Dead or Alive player by the name of WAZAAAA has decided that Street Fighter shouldn't get to have all the fun when it comes to super powered AI.

We've seen the Ken bot, with it's comically quick Ultra punishes, and we've seen the Bison bot, which caused us to question if the self-aware, robot apocalypse would soon be at hand. Now we get the Ryu Hayabusa bot, a seemingly untouchable AI in Dead or Alive 5: Last Round.

Written in Autohotkey, this bot will counter virtually everything its opponent does with instant reactions. Though you wouldn't think it by watching the video, the creator claims that this bot is not invincible.

Hit the jump to see the bot in action, then you can follow WAZAAAA's provided link to download the bot and try your best to defeat it.

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Bandai Namco's newest anime-based fighting game is HOT; watch the brand new trailer for 'One Piece: Burning Blood'

Based on Eiichiro Oda's "One Piece" anime series, One Piece: Burning Blood is Bandai Namco's upcoming fighting game project for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita.

The new title was announced at the SCEJA Press Conference earlier this week. Burning Blood is action-packed with exaggerated and explosive moves, characteristic of the series that it's based on.

Street Fighter fans may recognize the protagonist, Monkey D. Luffy, from whom EVO champion MD|Luffy derives his gamer tag. We look forward to more details during this weekend's Tokyo Game Show. Check out a few screen shots below:

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Masked Pikachu is Pokkèn Tournament's newest playable character

Bandai Namco has officially revealed a new fighter for Pokkèn Tournament. Today, Masked Pikachu joins the playable roster.

Masked Pikachu isn't a simple alternate costume for the already existing Pikachu in Pokkèn Tournament. Instead, the luchador version has a vastly different move-set that utilizes a series of wrestling moves.

In the official trailer that was released earlier today, we see that Masked Pikachu attacks opponents with drop kicks, elbow drops, and even a stunner.

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You can check out the latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer below.

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The Fall Classic 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Snake Eyez, Dieminion, Kwiggle

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic 2015 is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is the host of many different games, so you can expect to see Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax being played.

As for players expected to show up, they include cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, YOMI|Dieminion, PIE|Smug, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|MIT, TS|LordKnight, WFX|801 Strider, CTRL|Unkn0wn, STVG|Flocker, YOMI|Michaelangelo, YOMI|REO, YOMI|DJT, SWS|Fatality, EVB|Kitana Prime, YOMI|Slayer, YOMI|SaltFace, F3|Alucard, LU|Alex Valle, BOTB|Tampa Bison, HitBox|Tyrant, TS|NerdJosh, Damdai and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network and Smash Studios.

Hit the jump to check out the event.

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Is the Murasama strong enough to cut through adamantium? Wolverine and Raiden (Metal Gear Solid) engage in a Death Battle

ScrewAttack returns with yet another Death Battle -- a video series in which two characters from film, comic books, video games, and more duke it out after an intricate breakdown of both fighter's abilities and skills.

Today, we have a battle between X-Men's Wolverine, known in the FGC for his most recent appearing in Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Metal Gear Solid's Raiden, who appeared in PlayStatin All-Stars Battle Royale.

Both combatants sport incredible speed, strength, and are adept with bladed weapons (not by choice for Wolverine). So who will emerge victorious when these two warriors go toe-to-toe?

Check out this exciting Death Battle after the jump.

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Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!!! will be available on Steam come September 29th

Anime fighter Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX!!!! is on its way to PC, and will be available via Steam on the 29th of this month.

AH3 players will now be able to compete from their computers using the game's 23 customizable characters and nine different modes including the "After Story Mode."

Arcana fans will want to stay in top form, as there's no doubt they're are eagerly awaiting the next iteration of the game, Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX Six Stars!!!!!, which is slated to come out later this year.

Hit the jump to check out the Steam release trailer, and to see everything the PC version of the game has to offer.

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Combofiend's R. Mika scores a devastating perfect, Xian's cat bodies his PS4, and more - Funny and Cool Moments ep. 91

LiangHuBBB returns today with another episode of Funny and Cool Moments. Coming in at the 91st episode in the series, this installment features some truly epic clips.

Games you'll find here include Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 2, Dead or Alive 5, and more.

At the beginning of the video, we are greeted with an incredible clip of Combofiend's R. Mika in Street Fighter 5. Using some intricate combos and a corner reset, Combo manages to devastate his opponent with a quick perfect. You can check it out in the GIF below.

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There are other great moments here, including RZR|Xian's cat shutting off his PS4 during a match, Killer Instinct's Rash getting his speeder bike stuck to him, Mike Ross falling victim to ToolAssisted again, and more.

Check out the video after the jump.

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Phenom's OCV, an in-game bug sends DJT home, and another grand finals controller malfunction - Summer Jam 9 highlights

Summer Jam 9 was jam-packed with exciting match ups and epic moments. Having tuned in for the whole weekend of tournament goodness, we here at EventHubs wanted to share with our readers some of our favorite and some of the most intense moments from the event.

Featured here, you'll find an OCV (one-character-victory), perfects, comebacks, and much more! Below is our first highlight to get you started.

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During the Ultra Street Fighter 4 team tournament on day one of Summer Jam, BX3TPL|Phenom's M. Bison put in work. When going up against a team consisting of some of the U.S.'s strongest warriors (WFX|801 Strider, Liquid|NuckleDu, and UVG|Noel Brown), Phenom managed to take out all three in a OCV.

Even more impressive is the fact that Phenom defeated NuckleDu's Guile, which is one of Bison's worst match ups and regarded as one of the worst match ups in the game.

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Summer Jam 9 results ft. Dieminion, SonicFox, Snake Eyez, XCaliburBladez, DaBuz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's biggest multi-game event is Summer Jam 9, which features a whopping 16 fighting games that we'll be covering for you this weekend.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, SoulCalibur 5, Skullgirls, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and King of Fighters 13.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event, so Ultra Street Fighter 4 points are up for grabs, but it's also a qualifier for the Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Battle Royale, the finals of which are taking place at NEC in December of this year, so there's a lot at stake.

Also, a lot of high-level competitors are attending. You can expect to see Liquid|NuckleDu, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, PIE|Smug, Tempo|NYChrisG, MC Kwiggle, XCaliburBladez, YOMI|Dieminion, KIG|Problem X, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, IQHQ|DaBuz, TS|LordKnight, YOMI|MIT, WFX|801 Strider, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, MC Static, RZR|Perfect Legend, SweetRevenge, BX3TPL|Phenom, TSC|IFC Yipes, DJ Nintendo, YOMI|Slayer, FF|ElvenShadow, The Moon, YOMI|REO, Master, Zhu, YOMI|DJT, Flux, YOMI|Michaelangelo, KIT|Cloud805, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|Unkn0wn, ModBot|6WX, BCW|Brenttiscool, Julio, TS|NerdJosh, IQHQ|DKWill, UM|RMZ, Cactuar, PAG|Glitch, OG|Shine and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, KombatNetwork, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Nica_KO.

Hit the jump for the live streams and stream schedule.

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SCR Prelude 2 results ft. Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, Chris King, Tyrant

Updated: Final results and archives have been added.

Earlier: SCR Prelude 2 is taking place today in Anaheim, California. This one-day event is the second of two tournaments leading up to SoCal Regionals 2015.

Games being played today include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue Chrono Phantasma, and Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax.

Jayce the Ace, Filipin0man, Alex Myers, WL|Chris King, HB|Tyrant, Miniboss, GutterMagic, and more will be competing, so be sure to tune in! You can find the brackets over on Level|Up's Challonge page.

You can find the live streams and schedule after the jump.

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Pokken Tournament invitational archive ft. Justin Wong, HugS, NYC Fab, Tasty Steve, Rip, Spooky, and more

With the Pokemon world championships taking place over the course of the weekend, a Pokken Tournament invitational tournament happened last Friday as a surprise, along with the announcement of a Wii U release.

This tournament features players from both the fighting game community, and the pokemon community, with players such as EG|Justin Wong, Se Juan Park, TS|Spooky, HugS, Rip, AS|Tasty Steve, NYC Fab, and more in a traditional double elimination bracket.

Besides showing off a game many haven't gotten their hands on yet with some close, flashy matches, the entire tournament is commentated by none other than D'Ron "D1" Maingrette and Mark "MarkMan" Julio.

Check it out after the jump.

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Pokkén Tournament coming to Wii U in Spring 2016, trailer reveals new Pokemon

After the announcement that Pokkén Tournament would be coming to arcades, some players in regions without a booming arcade scene were feeling left out. Furthermore, without a console release, the tournament longevity of the game could already be brought into question.

Well, question no more because The Pokemon Company and Bandai Namco have just announced that their collaboration is coming out for the Wii U worldwide in Spring of 2016. The version will also include a new Pokemon that is revealed in the trailer.

Check out the game play images and the official trailer below.

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