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CEOtaku 2015 results ft. Dogura, Go1, Kazunoko, LordKnight

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

If Ultra Street Fighter 4 isn't your jam, no need to worry - Alex Jebailey has got you covered. While this weekend is packed with leagues and premier events across the board, it is also host to CEOtaku, a anime-style fighting game-focused event taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Games being played at this event are Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

People you can expect to see at this event include Dogura, GC|Go1-3151, Kazunoko, D-Link|LordKnight, Yoshiki, FF|ElvenShadow, BananaKen, Mynus, Doren2k, Huey253, Colpevole, TectalEastside, Hotashi, TheBeautifulDude, See Me In +R, dot_Nova, Flux, IG|FullSchedule, Flocker, BT|Viscant, VS|Marvelo, LXG|MiniBoss and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by CEO Gaming and Jyosua. Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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TheJWittz looks at Towerfall, Project M, Powerstone, and more games that tried to replicate the formula of the Smash Bros series

Super Smash Bros is a series that has been around since 1999. There has since been a total of four successful official releases of Smash Bros games (five if you count the 3DS and Wii U versions as separate releases).

It is difficult to pinpoint exactly what has made the Smash Bros series so successful. Is it the impressive cast of characters or the game's mechanics?

Sakurai himself apparently believes the success of his franchise comes from his strong personal criteria.

Regardless of what made the Smash Bros series so successful, there have been many attempts from fans and other developers alike to replicate what makes the Super Smash Bros series so special to many players. While some of these games try to use a similar formula from the Smash Bros series, others have tried to create their own take on the Brawler genre.

TheJWittz, a user on YouTube most known for his videos discussing the Pokémon franchise, has created a video that takes a look at ten games made by either fans or other companies that tried to replicate the Smash Bros series.

Some of the games that TheJWittz looks at includes mods like Project M, recreations like Super Smash Flash, as well as completely new IPs such as Playstation Allstars Battle Royale.

Hit the jump below to check out the video.

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The 2015 Dead or Alive 5 fan-made Halloween costumes are sexy, scary and available now

This year's Dead or Alive fan-designed Halloween costumes have finally arrived. Team NINJA continues their Halloween tradition by selecting the best of the spooky submissions from artistic fans of the series.

As of today, you can download the latest threads for any and all of the characters in DOA5: Last Round. Check out a few of these new costumes below:

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Hit the jump for the full costume pack trailer.

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SoCal Regionals 2015 results ft. Momochi, Mago, Bonchan, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's main event is SoCal Regionals 2015, which is not only a premier Capcom Pro Tour event, but also features high-level tournaments in a bunch of different games, and is taking place in Ontario, California.

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

As for players attending the event, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Mago, RB|Bonchan, Kazunoko, Qanba|Xiao Hai, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|PR Balrog, YOMI|Dieminion, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|K-Brad, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, YOMI|DJT, Qanba|Dakou, PG|Filipino Champ, Tempo|Westballz, KIT|Cloud805, WFX|801 Strider, BE|Takumi, YOMI|Slayer, BCW|Chris Tatarian, YOMI|MIT, YP|FilipinoMan, YOMI|Michaelangelo, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, GGA|Dizzy, ON|Misterio, HugS, cR|WoundCowboy, LDA|Luis Cha, ApologyMan, CCG|Air, PaulB, Paradigm, Gutter Magic, Reiketsu, RZR|Perfect Legend, YBK|Jayce the Ace, BCW|Brenttiscool, Hsien Chang, 801 iPeru, F3|Alucard, BT|Viscant, Reno, DL|FourWude, MC|XSK Samurai, Julio, EG|ChocoBlanka, BIFU|Coach Steve, NME|Tyrant, Alex Myers, BJ Unchained, BOTB|Marq Teddy, YOMI|Joel, WL|Chris King, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Level|Up Live, Level|Up Live 2 and Jyosua. Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.

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Absolute Battle 6 results feat. K-Brad, IFC Yipes, NuckleDu, NoelBHungry, Alucard

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results for Absolute Battle 6.

Absolute Battle 6 is currently taking place in Plano, Texas, and we can expect three days of awesome fighting game action.

Games being played this weekend include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. There will also be side tournaments featuring Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Puzzle Fighter, and more.

EG|K-Brad, TSC|IFC Yipes, Liquid|NuckleDu, RZR|Perfect Legend, GoL|Ranmasama, BP|Brolylegs, F3|Alucard, LOD|OMG Itz Andre, VGP|Chaotix, TFA|German Luger, NoelBHungry, GoldenBoyNeo, and more will be competing. Once brackets are live, they will be available over on VersusGameplay's Challonge.

Additionally, AB6 will be host to another installment in the Ultra Fight Night exhibition series. Five bouts will be played out in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and the main event will be Tommy Gunz vs. Crackfiend.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and schedule.

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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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Hit the jump for the game's trailer.

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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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