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EVO 2015 results ft. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian, JWong, ChrisG, Mango, Leffen, ZeRo, SonicFox, Ogawa, JDCR, CD Jr. and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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'MKX has expanded to a whole new audience' - Arturo Sanchez talks MKX scene growth, multi-game proficiency, character choices and more

Disclaimer: The posting of this interview had to be postponed due to various circumstances. The interview was conducted roughly 2 months ago. Much of the interview revolves around game mechanics and longevity, and is still applicable today.

With Mortal Kombat X lighting up tournaments lately, we here at EventHubs decided to reach out to a few players who've spent a lot of time on the game. Our second interview is with TS|Arturo Sanchez, known for his prowess in many different games, who lends his insight into Mortal Kombat X's potential longevity, his character choice, what impact playing multiple different games could have for him, and more.

Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: What character(s) are you going to play, and why?

TS|Arturo Sanchez: At this moment, I'm maining Takeda. Why? Because he's the closest thing to Dhalsim in this game... I can't stop playing long range characters. The thing is, since the game is still new, I don't know all of my optimal ranges, spacing and setups yet, since things are still in flux. It's still in the initial discovery period. Takeda has slow normals. I'm going to be struggling for a while, but I'm used to it. This is the path I chose.

Secondary would be Reptile perhaps, but the execution barriers are a problem for me. He is much more execution heavy than he was in Mortal Kombat 9. But he is so cool in this game! He has a Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike like Genei Jin activation in the Nimble variation that allows for some dirty, dirty setups. I might have to bite the bullet and just grind with him, as well.

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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Flame kicks and fire waves blaze across the battlefield in Blaziken's trailer for Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament hit arcades in Japan today, and we've got the Blaziken trailer here for you to see.

It looks like Blaziken primarily uses his feet to fight as he shows off an array of fiery flip kicks. Pepper in some fireballs and quick mobility, and it looks like Blazekin will be an incredibly fun character to play.

Here are a few images from the trailer:

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Hit the jump to see the full video.

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'At its core, it’s an action game for Pokémon fans.' - Harada debunks the notion that Pokkén is just another Tekken game

Pokkén Tournament drops in Japanese arcades tomorrow, and as we grow more excited to get hands on it in the West, we do have to wonder how exactly it will play.

Made by the creators of Tekken, and having a name that is a combination of Pokémon and Tekken, many people have speculated that Pokkén will run on the traditional Tekken engine, and simply have Pokémon skins.

In an interview with Famitsu, Katsuhiro Harada corrects those who subscribe to that hypothesis:

"People might think... because of the name ‘Pokkén,’ that this game is made for established fighting game players, but I’d like to come straight out and say no, it isn’t... with the game play, we’ve set our sights on Pokémon fans."

Hit the jump for more.

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Blaziken confirmed for Pokkén Tournament

It's been confirmed, via the latest issue of Famitsu, that the fire Pokémon, Blaziken has been added to the Pokken Tournament roster.

It was actually Blaziken and Lucario in the original teaser for Pokkén back in 2013 at the Pokémon Game Show. Since that time, we haven't seen anything at all on the blaze Pokémon until now.

As it turns out, Blaziken was the first Pokémon the development team visualized when Pokkén Tournament was in the concept phase. The team says they worked hard on creating a character that will be both easy to use and fun to play.

Hit the jump below for images of Blazekin.

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Huge 37-hit Trunks combo, Vegeta continues his sequence after Big Bang Attack, and more: These Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden combos are epic

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden recently saw an official release in Japan, and we're beginning to see our first combo videos come of it.

Although the game is a handheld title -- a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, to be precise -- there are still a number of intricate sequences that can be performed in-game. Trueninjatactics has uploaded three videos that show off what a wide variety of the cast can do.

You'll see basic combos with characters like Vegeta, Goku, Trunks, Raditz, Frieza, and more, then watch as they transition into more complex stuff. Near the very end of the third video, be sure to keep an eye out for the big 37-hit Trunks combo.

Hit the jump to check out all three videos.

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Arc System Works has been kicking around ideas for a new fighting game

Both of Arc System Works' A-list titles have new versions coming down the pipeline. For Guilty Gear Xrd, we have Revelator, and BlazBlue : Central Fiction was just recently unveiled.

Despite all of that, it seems the company is interested in creating a brand new fighting game. In an interview with Famitsu (thanks to Hachima), Arc System Works' president Minoru Kidooka said that the company is aiming to release more console titles.

“I don’t know if some of these retail games will end up being sold digitally instead, but we’d like to at least work on increasing the number of console titles that can be sold at full price,” Kidooka explained.

Famitsu moved forward, asking if the company had any plans to create any new fighting games.

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'We have the character lineup fully decided' - Famitsu interviews Harada concerning Tekken x Street Fighter

Though it's been ages since we've heard about Tekken x Street Fighter, especially from Bandai Namco themselves, in a recent interview with Famitsu Harada insisted the project has been well underway, and is complete in a number of ways.

In the interview, they discuss the progress of the game, the reception and issues with Street Fighter x Tekken, and the problems present with trying to time Tekken x Street Fighter's release properly.

Hit the jump for more details.

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Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm review – the FGC finally got the puppy it said it wanted for Christmas, but did it really want a pet at all?

'09er! This insult meant to humiliate someone for joining the FGC almost six years ago continues to appear with all the charm of such classics as "n00b!" and "newbie." These internet warriors continue to lament X-Factor, Ultra attacks, and input shortcuts. "If only someone would make a game that played like the classics," they say.

I don't mean to be too hard on those nostalgia-chasing traditionalists for wanting this--after all, there are plenty of days where I miss the gorgeous pixel art of fighters from the 1990s. I even bought a Vampire Savior machine because at the time the idea of Capcom ever creating a remixed version of the game seemed impossible.

But what if a game did come along and create the definition of a classic fighter? Better yet, what if it went to the buffet of the greatest fighting games in history and picked out the most loved mechanics and character designs in order to piece together a game that would even rival the ones in our memories?

I present to you Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm.

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Pokkèn Tournament could potentially see an overseas release, says Pokèmon Company CEO

Pokkèn Tournament is an upcoming Pokèmon fighting game currently set for a Japanese arcade-only release next week. With Bandai Namco working alongside Nintendo on the project, many are wondering if we'll eventually see a stateside console release of the game.

In a recent Pokkèn Tournament documentary, Tsunekazu Ishihara -- president and CEO of the Pokemon Company -- joined in to shed some light on the production of the new fighting title. When asked if we'd ever see the game overseas, the idea was not ruled out by any means.

"I think the possibility definitely exists," the CEO stated. "Basically, as an arcade game, we'd like to push the boundaries of combining familiar Pokemon characters with new and unexpected ones in battle."

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July 7th release roundup - Yatagarasu, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, and Battle Fantasia Revised Edition all coming on July 7th

July 7th is looking to be a big day for certain fighting game lovers, with the long awaited Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm finally arriving on Steam. Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a complete collection of all the game has had to offer as a finalized edition, is also hitting the PS4 and Vita on that day.

Although Ark System Works had been teasing a Steam game of some kind, they recently revealed that said game would be a remade edition of Battle Fantasia, also hitting the Steam store on July 7th.

Hit the jump for details on all three of these titles, and what they offer.

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Pokken Tournament release date revealed—Charizard and Weavile added as new fighters

Main purpose of Street Fighter 5's beta is to test out online infrastructure; Sony key in assisting with cross platform play

Update: Trailers for both Charizard and Weavile have been added to the story. Make sure to check them out below.

Earlier: During a live stream today in Japan, the release date for the highly anticipated Pokken Tournament has been revealed. The game can be seen at Japanese arcades on July 16th this year. No information on a console release has been provided.

Furthermore, Weavile was revealed as the next playable character. It's described as a "Speed focused Pokemon." He wasn't the only reveal, though.

For those of you looking for some crossover from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, however, you're in luck. Charizard has also been announced. He's summarized as a "Power Character." Even better, Charizard will also have its Mega Evolution from Pokemon X. This will be its Burst Mode Attack.

Take a look at their reveal pictures below, and let us know who you're interested in playing in Pokemon's entrance into the fighting game world.

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Revealing Dead or Alive costumes? Game Theory explores the effects of sensual stimulation on game play

A few months back we posted an article about the Dead or Alive community's division on censoring the sexuality of their game in tournaments.

Game Theorist, Matpat, has recently come out with an episode of his web series, Game Theory, focusing on the effects of the sexual stimulation that may occur whilst playing fighting games.

As it turns out, using some of the overtly sexual costumes can actually work to your advantage during competitive fighting game play. Though many games boast somewhat revealing attire on their characters, the Dead or Alive franchise is certainly the most known for doing so.

Veering away from the moral debate on the matter, Game Theory gives an opinion based on a more technical standpoint. Whether you're a DOA player or not, this is an interesting and informative watch. Hit the jump for the full video.

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Pokkèn Tournament release date, new character(s), and more expected to be revealed July 3 via live stream

Namco Bandai were among the fighting game companies that were fairly quiet at this year's E3. With no real announcements for games such as Tekken 7, Pokkèn Tournament, or even a new Soul Calibur (which many suspected would be revealed at the expo), fans were left wondering when they'd see new info for their favorite 3D fighting games.

A couple of days ago, we found out that an important Tekken 7 announcement will take place next week, and now it seems as though we'll be seeing something new from Pokkèn Tournament -- Namco Bandai's Pokèmon fighter -- even sooner. According to Serebii.net, a live stream will air on Nico Nico this Friday July 3 at 8 p.m. JST / 7 a.m. EDT / 4 a.m. PDT.

Serebii's report states that we can expect to see an official console release date reveal, along with new Pokemon and more gameplay information. A tournament will also be aired in which guests will get a chance to play as Gengar and the newly announced character(s).

Check back Friday for the Pokkèn Tournament live stream.

Source: Serebii.net. Sent in anonymously.


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