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Stunfest 2015 results Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Bonchan, Luffy, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Tokido, Fuudo, Mago, Poongko

Updated: Day 2 results have been added to this story.

Earlier: A new premiere event is upon us, and this time it's Stunfest, taking place in Rennes, France. Most of Europe's heavy hitters will be in attendance, but that's not all - there's a huge influx of Asian players looking to grab that Capcom Cup spot and the prize money for themselves.

At the event, you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, Bonchan, MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Mago, /r/Kappa|Poongko, D44|BAS, GL|Valmaster, IND|Pro Fluke, Gagapa, YBK|Santarouman, /r/Kappa|Ebi, Eita, RF, BX3|Veggey and more.

As for games, you can expect to see not only Ultra Street Fighter 4, but also Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Breakers Revenge.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will of course be streamed on CapcomFighters. The English language stream for the rest of the event is being handled by ArmsHouse.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 results feat. Mango, Leffen, Armada, Perfect Legend, HeavyWeapons, ToXY, Somniac and more

Updated: Final results and stream archives have been added to this story.

Earlier: Battle Arena Melbourne 7 kicks off this weekend in Australia, running May 22-24, 2015.

Some notable players from outside the land down under are attending this event including RZR|Perfect Legend, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, TSM|Leffen, along with some of Australia's finest like HeavyWeapons, ToXY, DB|Somniac and more.

Brackets for most games are scheduled to be updated on CouchWarriors' Challonge page and Smash Challonge brackets are posted here.

You can find the live streams and schedules below.

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A Double Dragon fighting game based on the 1994 movie? James and Mike Mondays tackle an obscure Neo Geo CD title

James and Mike returned to the realm of fighting games last week with their weekly "Let's Play" show -- James and Mike Mondays.

This time around, the guys play a very obscure title from the Neo Geo CD library. While the Double Dragon series is known for being a side-scrolling "beat 'em up" game, apparently, a legit fighting game was created that was based upon the 1994 Double Dragon movie.

A movie-based fighting game on the Neo Geo CD doesn't sound promising, but from the look of it the game actually looks fun. James (the Angry Video Game Nerd) goes so far as to say that this title is one of his favorite fighters of all time. Though he isn't a fighting game aficionado per say, James' judgement is solid.

Check out the Double Dragon episode of James and Mike Mondays below.

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More footage of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden surfaces, shows off Hercule and Recoome assists

More gameplay footage of the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden demo was released by Bandai Namco this week.

In this video, we are first given a look at some of the in-game menus. About 3 minutes in, the actual match footage begins, featuring point characters such as Vegeta, Goku, Gohan, and Majin Buu.

We also get to see some of the game's assists in action, including Hercule and Recoome from the Ginyu Force. There is commentary throughout the video, however, it is entirely in Japanese. If you don't speak the language, you'll at least be able to check out the fresh gameplay.

Hit the jump to check out the Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden footage.

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Miss Power Stone? Skeptical of crowdfunding? Combat Core already has a free alpha version of its game on Kickstarter for you to try right now

Power Stone is a series loved by many that hasn't seen a sequel or even spiritual successor in years. Harkening back to the Dreamcast days, Combat Core aspires to bring that feeling back for $30,000 dollars.

There have been successful fighting games that have been crowdfunded in the past. Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm and Pocket Rumble are the first two that come to mind. With that said, though, neither game has gotten a version into the general market's hands aside from footage or arcade testing.

Combat Core understands that you might desire more than promises to back them, so they've included an alpha version for free on their Kickstarter page. You can decide whether or not you want to back it after you've played it.

I downloaded and gave the alpha a try myself. While it still has some work to be done, I was surprised to be playing a fairly competent version of the game. It definitely showed off its intentions and future. You can have a go at it and back Combat Core by going to its Kickstarter page.

While you wait for the game to download, check out my screenshots and the trailer below.

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Power Rangers-esque heroism prevails in new Dead or Alive 5: Last Round 'Fighter Force' costume pack

The latest costume pack for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round was just shown in trailer form, and it's an interesting approach.

In this pack, characters from the game are clad as Japanese-style heroes and villains, reminiscent of classic Super Sentai (think Power Rangers) shows.

This pack contains new costumes for Kasumi, Kokoro, Momiji, Mila, Ayane, Hitomi, Leifang, Tina, Christie, Nyotengu, Honoka, Marie Rose, Zack, Hayate, Hayabusa and Raidou. You can check them all out in their full glory after the jump.

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Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late [st] brings character Phonon, new mechanics, balance changes, and more

Arc System Works has revealed a new version of Under Night In-Birth Exe, a fighting game that many have lauded as the perfect bridge between Capcom's footsie-based Street Fighter 4 series and the high stakes, high combo world of anime fighters. Titled Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late [st], the update will include a slew of balance changes, a mechanic that will allow a player at 100 meter in Vorpal to cancel an attack into Veil Off state mid-combo. Also, UNIEL[st] brings a brand new character named Phonon.

There will also be location tests May 22-24th in Tokyo and Osaka. Hopefully, even more information about the game will be revealed then.

While not too much has been revealed about the tweaks to existing characters, we do have some screenshots to share of Phonon. Sporting footless tights, headphones, and a whip, she looks like she may excel at mid to long ranges. Check her out in the images below, then give your predictions on UNIEL's latest character.

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Sources: Arc System Works, Siliconera, and Shoryuken.
Tips sent in by Oddness, TagAnarchy and Blackoshinomi.

Texas Showdown 2015 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Snake Eyez, K-Brad, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, RayRay, KaneBlueRiver and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive.

This weekend, there'll be tons of high-level fighting game action courtesy of Texas' prime fighting game event, Texas Showdown 2015.

On the tournament's schedule, we can find Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. There will also be a Tekken 7 stream going on for the majority of the event.

As for players showing up, you can expect the likes of Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, Snake Eyez, EG|K-Brad, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, CTRL|RayRay, BE|KaneBlueRiver, 801 Strider, CCG|Air, Hsien Chang and many more. Streaming duties will be handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, BeastChan23 and Texas Melee.

This event also has a new installment of Ultra Fight Night Exhibitions, which is detailed towards the bottom of our story.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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Capcom's 2015 fiscal report: Street Fighter 5 launch window confirmed, sales expectations, HD remasters, and more

Capcom has released their plans and strategies for investors concerning the fiscal year. In the 34 page document, Capcom reveals some information relevant to Street Fighter 5 and possibly other fighting game titles.

Under "Consumer -- Strategic Objectives", it states, "Plan to launch more titles in popular game series; one example is "Street Fighter 5". While rumors have been that the latest entry in Capcom's main fighting game franchise would happen sometime this fiscal year (before March 31st 2016), this essentially confirms as much. But, wait! There's more.

The very next page lists Street Fighter 5 alongside "The title related to Monster Hunter" as the only two games under "FY2015 Sales Plan for Major Consumer Titles".

Capcom outlines sales expectations of the game to be around 2 million units. This is important. It means that Capcom expects to sell that many copies by the end of the fiscal year. To do that, they must release it a certain amount of time before that deadline hits to reach the sales figure. We will most likely see the game before March 31st, 2016.

Read below to find out what else was revealed in the report along with images from it.

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KVO results ft. Bonchan, Kazunoko, Tokido, Pepeday, Haitani, Itabashi Zangief, KojiKOG, Nishikin, Dogura, Kindevu, Misse, Eita, RF, Kyoku and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend (or, actually, weekend+Monday), we're being treated to KVO in Japan. This is a Capcom Pro Tour Asia qualifier taking place in Japan, so the Ultra Street Fighter 4 players are out for blood.

You can expect to see Bonchan, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, FGC|Pepeday, Haitani, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, KojiKOG, Nishikin, Dogura, Kindevu, Misse, Eita, RF, Kyoku and many more.

That's not all, though. This is actually a multi-game event, featuring as many as 12 different games. While Ultra Street Fighter 4 is considered the main event for some, this tournament's main draw is that it is a Arc Revo and EVO qualifier for Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, as well as a EVO qualifier for BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax.

The full list of games you can forward to seeing are Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max, Aquapazzaa and Shin Koihime Musou.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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'Stay hungry to fight hungry!' Going to your first tournament? Gootecks gives 5 tips to make your debut the best it can be

With the Capcom Pro Tour oiled up with $500,000, and a growing arsenal of popular games such as Mortal Kombat X attracting new players to majors, maybe you think it's about time to go out and test your might--and you should! Going to a tournament can be an extremely rewarding experience where you'll make friendships, memories, and rivalries that will last you a lifetime.

But tournaments can be confusing and disheartening if you're not equipped with the right ideas and approaches. That's why CC|Gootecks has offered up 5 tips for you to keep in mind when you go to your first tournament. It should be noted that this advice is useful to more than those that have never gone; maybe you went to your first tournament already, but the experience didn't play out the way you hoped it would.

Some of the advice is logical but often not thought about. Tip number 2 demands that you "eat light throughout the day." With tournaments comes fast food and any other greasy meal that's quick to put you into a digestive coma. Across from my first CEO was a Popeyes Chicken, and too many players (myself included) were running back and forth between the tournament with combo meals full of fried everything. Gootecks suggests keeping to fruits, vegetables, and nuts during the tournament.

To get all 5 of this tournament veteran's tips, check out the video below.

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Here's your chance to design a Halloween costume for your favorite Dead or Alive character! Team Ninja's Designer Challenge 2015 is live!

It went so well last year that they've decided to bring back for 2015. Team Ninja is now accepting submissions for new, Halloween-themed costume designs: This is your opportunity to leave your own, personal mark in DOA history. Below are a few of the ground rules that you'll need to follow:

○To be eligible, you must be at least 17 years old.
○ You are allowed to submit multiple costume designs.
○ All design submissions must be made in JPEG format.
○ There are no restrictions on what tools you may use for the design; they may be hand drawn, created as 3D renders, 2D digital images, etc.
○ All submissions must be of your own original design.


Click the jump to see some of the winners from last year and get an idea of what kinds of submissions were successful.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U takes the lead over Ultra Street Fighter 4 in CEO 2015 entrants - check out these early numbers

Community Effort Orlando 2015, one of the largest major fighting game events of the year, is drawing ever nearer.

Last week, CEO tournament organizer Alex Jebailey took to Twitter to release the early entrant numbers for this year's event.

While Ultra Street Fighter 4 generally draws in the largest crowds, as it stands right now, the Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament at CEO has the highest number of participants, coming in at a whopping 97 registrants. Not only that, but Super Smash Bros. Melee has the same number of entrants as Ultra Street Fighter 4, and both are tied for the second highest number of players competing.

You can check out the current entrant numbers for the games at CEO 2015 after the jump.

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Northwest Majors 7 results ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Ogawa, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, Dogura, KojiKOG, Air, Cloud805, KBR and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results and battle logs.

Earlier: This weekend, we're being treated to an awesome viewing experience in the form of Northwest Majors, taking place in Seattle, Washington.

The event features a huge load of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Project M, Super Smash Bros. 64, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Skullgirls: Encore, Darkstalkers 3 and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, NeoGAF|Ogawa, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, NeoGAF|Dogura, NeoGAF|KojiKOG, CCG|Air, pH|Hoodaman, KIT|Cloud805, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Brentt, Alex Myers and more. Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, LogicHole, 62-Bit Gaming and Seattle Tekken.

What are you waiting for? The live streams and schedule can be found right below.

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Updated: Chokaigi Super Smash Bros. Wii U 2v2 tournament results ft. Mew2King, ZeRo, Luminous, and more

Updated again: Results for the Chokaigi Super Smash Bros. 2v2 tournament have been added.

Earlier: The Nico Nico Chokaigi mega fan convention is taking place this weekend at Chiba's Makuhari Messe in Japan.

While it isn't exactly a video games convention, Nintendo, Capcom and Bandai Namco Entertainment are some of the sponsors of the event, and at their respective booths they've got a couple of fighting games-related live stream broadcasts ready for your viewing pleasure between now and Sunday 1 a.m. Pacific Time.

First up, in a few moments the Day 1 broadcast for Nintendo and Nico Video's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U JPN vs. USA 2-on-2 world grand prix will begin. Four American players -- ZeRo, Mew2King, FOW and MJG -- are slated to take on their Japanese counterparts in a singles tournament today. This is followed by a 2-on-2 team tournament play-offs starting at the same time tomorrow.

Later in the day, Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano and Koichi Sugiyama will also be making appearances on the Capcom TV Day 1 broadcast to play some Ultra Street Fighter 4 with attendees and talk briefly about Street Fighter 5.

Tomorrow at 10 p.m. Pacific Time, Tekken Project lead Katsuhiro Harada will also be making an appearance on the Capcom TV Day 2 stream. He plans to share some new information on Tekken 7 with us while on the show, and is even bringing with him new footage to show off -- is he planning to announce yet another new character?

At 7.30 p.m. Pacific Time tomorrow there will also be a Pokken Tournament live stream, where new information on the arcade title is due, and capping off the day is another Street Fighter talk session on the Capcom TV stream starting at 11:50PM P.T.

Hit the jump for the embedded streams and a brief stream schedule so you won't miss all the action. We'll also be bumping this post throughout the weekend as a fighting games-related segment is about to go live.

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