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KVOxTSB 2016 results ft Kazunoko, Ranai, Nage, Machaboo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Japan's biggest majors is taking place this weekend, KVO x TSB, and it features a huge amount of games going on.

At this event, you'll get to see high-level gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, Blade Arcus, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, Koihime Enbu, Aquapazza, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!! and even a tournament in the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

Players attending are honestly too many to count, but just to name a few you can look forward to seeing - Kazunoko, Ranai, Dogura, Kindevu, Eita, VGBC|aMSa, MOV, Machaboo, Samitto, Nage, Omito, Nakamura, Taka, Kedako, Hamburg, Susumu, Tanabata, TMP|Cross, BE|DoraBang, RF, GC|Go1, Ain, Brice, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Gachikun, Die-chan, KojiKOG, Kyabetsu, Sabohani - and again, many, many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by GodsGarden, Team Spooky, KVO 2K13 and Shi_Gaming.

Check out the full action below.

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SNK Playmore simplifies company name to 'SNK', reverts slogan back to 'The Future is Now'

Time for a brief history lesson. SNK started back in 1978, closed its doors and was essentially assimilated by Playmore in 2001. Noting the SNK brand's popularity, Playmore became SNK Playmore in 2003.

According to SNK's official Twitter, the company is changing its name yet again by nixing the latter portion to effectively return to 'SNK.' They've also re-adopted their old company motto, "The Future is Now."

While SNK has a long list of notable gaming contributions, the latest King of Fighters is surely the most immediate association with company here in the fighting game community.

Thank you to ImaPlayThis for the submission.

Pokken Tournament tiers launched here on EventHubs

We here at EventHubs have launched our Pokken Tournament tiers section. We received quite a few requests for this addition, and we have answered the call.

EventHubs users can now cast their votes for each character's respective match ups in the game. Voting contributes to the overall tier list, where readers can see who the best of the best are at any given time.

Additionally, our Pokken Tournament stats section has been officially launched.

Now, registered EventHubs users can add Pokken Tournament to the list of games they play and not only rate their skill level, but choose up to three characters they play as. The number of users playing each character will be reflected in our new stats section, as well as average player skill level and more interesting information.

If you're struggling against certain characters, you can use our Player Finder to locate other Pokken players that use those characters and easily set up matches with them.

Be sure to check out our Pokken Tournament tiers and cast your votes on your favorite characters' matchups!

A big thanks to our very own AdaptiveTrigger and ArrogantAmateur for their hard work on making the Pokken Tournament tiers a reality.

The brand new Dead or Alive 5: Last Round season pass will only cost you a measly 93 dollars...

You read that correctly, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has a fourth season pass out, and it costs $92.99.

What do you get for your money? Over the course of the next three months you'll receive four different costume packs, totaling 78 costumes in all, and one new stage. Those who purchase in bulk will also get a special bonus Ayane 'Miyama Ageha' costume, seen below.

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Head over to the PlayStation Store to see all the details, and order. You can check out the season pass trailer, featuring a handful of the new outfits, below.

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Want to design a costume for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round? KOEI TECMO holding Designer's Challenge 2016 in preparation for Halloween

Do you fancy yourself the artistic type? Are you a fan of designing alternate looks for your favorite fighting game characters?

Well, now it's time to put those skills to the test!

KOEI TECMO is reaching out to fans for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Halloween costume designs. As long as you are 17 years or older, you can submit as many entries as you like.

Winning costume designs will be made into actual in-game outfits and will become available worldwide this October. The deadline for submissions is Monday, May 16th 2016 (JST).

To check out the rest of last year's winning entries and the official rules for the challenge, be sure to hit the jump.

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Pokkén Tournament and both Super Smash Bros. games join Street Fighter 5 in surpassing 1000 entrants at EVO 2016

Even though EVO is still 3 months away, people are making sure to plan way ahead for the event.

It was said a while back that Street Fighter 5 had surpassed 3000 entrants, but SF5 isn't the only game going huge.

Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U both got close to 2000 last year, and they're already both above 1000 for this year as well. But wait - that's not all.

One of the new entries in the EVO 2016 lineup, Pokkén Tournament, has also managed to reach above 1000 entrants - with 3 more months to go.

Hit the jump to check out the tweets from Tom Cannon confirming that Nintendomination is inbound for EVO 2016.

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Shadow Mewtwo Infinite blockstring removed, Pikachu Libre pass-through fixed, and more: Pokken Tournament 1.2 patch notes

Pokken Tournament recently received an update that addressed some of the bugs and unintentional attack behavior that has been present since the game's release.

The 1.2 patch is available for download right now and requires 367MB of your Wii U's memory. It should be noted that those who opt not to download the update will be unable to access certain game modes, such as online play.

This patch does away with the Shadow Mewtwo blockstring infinite that allowed players to score a free win via time out. It also dials back the strength of support Pokemon Reshiram, reducing the damage of Blue Flare.

You can find the full patch notes after the jump.

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Someone discovered a long lost, half developed Neo Geo fighting game, and it looks amazing

Years ago, Neo Geo began creating a fighting game, but after developing 12 fighters, a handful of stages and a character select screen, they scrapped it. Never again would anyone see the potential that was this mysterious game, until now.

Neo Geo enthusiast NeoTurfmasta has discovered a long lost game on a random Dev board purchased in an auction. After a few months of tampering, Turfmasta discovered an unfinished fighting game on the board, and has shared his findings in an NG forum post.

He linked up a video of the game's character select screen, which you can watch after the jump, and has uploaded quite a few images of the fighters and backgrounds. You'll see a few in the gallery below:

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The game's uniqueness factor comes in the three variations players could use to enhance their characters. The three variations are lawful, chaotic, and neutral, and each would have a specific effect that boosted a character's attributes.

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Mewtwo's awesome tri-dash-esque combo, Gardevoir and Latios channel Aegis Reflector, and more: Sweet Pokkèn Tournament CMV

Boodendorf recently sent us a new, multi-character Pokkèn Tournament combo video.

In this compilation, we get to see Pocket Monsters such as Mewtwo, Charizard, Garchomp, Sceptile, and more pull off some pretty impressive and intricate stuff.

Watch as Mewtwo performs a combo that looks like it was pulled from Magneto in MvC2 and Gardevoir uses Latios assist to put up walls reminiscent of Urien's Aegis Reflector. You can see the former in the GIF below, and be sure to hit the jump for the full video.


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Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Core Fighters hits 6 million downloads, 26 of the game's characters free-to-play for limited time

Koei Tecmo has announced that Dead or Alive 5: Last Round Core Fighters -- the free-to-play version of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round -- has reached six million downloads.

Back in January, Core Fighters topped five million downloads across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, and Xbox One worldwide. Scoring 1 million downloads in the span of roughly three months is no small feat and definitely a milestone the company should be proud of.

In fact, in order to celebrate the download numbers, Koei Tecmo is making 26 of the game's characters free-to-play until 12:00 JST on April 11th. With a roster of 35 playable fighters, fans will be able to try out more than half of the cast free of charge.

Fans can also take advantage of the reduced content prices to further their Core Fighters experience.

As of right now, however, this only applies to players in Japan.

Source: Game City. Via Gematsu.

Pokkèn Tournament version 1.2 patch reportedly on its way, will address Shadow Mewtwo blockstring infinite

A new Pokkèn Tournament patch might be on its way.

Serebii.net reports that a version 1.2 patch is set to drop early this month.

One of them main issues this update will address is the blockstring infinite that Shadow Mewtwo can perform. You can see it in action below.


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The 1.2 patch will also make an adjustment to support Pokemon Reshiram, and will implement various bug fixes.

We will update this story once the patch goes live.

Source: Serebii.net. Sent in by RougeMephilesClon.

Hypespotting 5 results ft Leffen, Luffy, Valmaster, Problem X, A Foxy Grampa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's event on the Capcom Pro Tour tournament circuit happens to be taking place in Glasgow, Scotland, and it's Hypespotting 5.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kobmat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo.

bwiiu As for players attending, you'll be seeing TSM|Leffen, RB|Luffy, YP|Valmaster, PxP|Problem X, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, cR|HoneyBee, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, PND|Ketchup, PND|Mustard, ON|BubblanAB7, F2K|Popi, PND|Madzin, HCL|Pro Fluke, UM|Hurricane, Emersion, UM|Tyrant, Afii, UM|Isam, Chino, Packz, ON|BigFool, IND|Gillstolemyride and many more - including this article's writer, EH|MajinTenshinhan himself!

Streaming duties are being handled by Versus Scotland, Dat Team, King Jae, RESET Aberdeen, Fakery and Rushdown Edinburgh.

Check out the action below.

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Still on the fence about Pokkèn Tournament? Free demo now available in the Nintendo Wii U eShop

If you're still unsure whether or not you want to purchase Pokkèn Tournament, you're in luck. Starting today, Wii U owners can download a free demo of the game and test it out before buying.

This demo comes with four playable characters: Charizard, Gengar, Pikachu, and Lucario. You can also choose between two different support sets featuring either Emolga and Fennekin or Cubone and Diglett.

The file size is fairly large, coming in at around 1.15GB.

It should be noted that you cannot play the Pokkèn demo using the Wii U classic controller, so make sure your Wii U game pad is nice and charged up.

Source: Nintendo of America.

Alex is a huge character, but has only average health; moves, stats and more added to our database for new Killer Instinct characters, Alex and more

With all the new characters that have dropped in Killer Instinct, Street Fighter 5 and Dead or Alive 5 in the past 24 hours, the team here at EventHubs has been hard at work tracking down stats and moves for all the newcomers.

We've updated our Killer Instinct moves page to include Tusk, Kim Wu, Arbiter and Rash. We've also slipped stats for Naotora li into our Dead or Alive 5 page, and of course, added everything for Alex in Street Fighter 5.

Despite being among the biggest characters in the game, Alex didn't quite make it to having 1,050 stamina like Zangief and Birdie. The NYC fighter only has average health, but does boast a higher than average stun rating at 1,050.

You can view Alex's stamina and stun rankings here, and check out his moves and vote him into our tier listings.

Be sure to vote in our updated Killer Instinct tiers and Dead or Alive 5 tiers as well.

Pokkén Tournament combo roundup - Lots of good combos and information for Gengar, Garchomp, Suicune, Machamp and Lucario mains

Pokkén Tournament has just been released for Wii U, and people from all over the place are trying to find some killer tech in the game with their chosen character.

If your chosen character happens to be one of Gengar, Garchomp, Suicune, Machamp or Lucario, you just might be in luck - because we've got some really good videos featuring these characters today.

In Machamp's case, it's more of a general gameplay tutorial for the character and what moves to use in what situations, while the other videos are straight-up combo videos. You can find an excerpt from the Gengar combo video below.


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