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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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Blaziken's low stance counters ALL low attacks? Find out every Pokémon's high and low stance effects in Pokkén Tournament

Pokkén Tournament is finally out, and players everywhere are excitedly jumping into innovative new title.

Each playable character has two different stances they can take on while fighting in the 2D phase of each battle. These stances grant special traits and abilities to each fighter, and Shofu has put together a video explaining all of them.

While some of these seem much more useful than others, the one that stood out most to us was Blaziken's low stance. While in this state, which only involves holding down, Blaziken is immune to virtually all low attacks including projectiles.

Have your eye on one of the 16 Pokémon in Pokkén? Find out what they can do via stance changes in the video below.

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Shadow Mewtwo has a blockstring infinite that scores him a free win in Pokkèn Tournament

A blockstring infinite for Shadow Mewtwo has been discovered in Pokkèn Tournament.

By using a projectile sequence over and over again, Shadow Mewtwo can lock his opponent in a blocking state forever. The blocking opponent will take chip damage and will keep doing so until the time runs out, if the player keeps the infinite going.

Shadow Mewtwo also takes damage during this sequence, but he has the lowest health rating among the playable cast. This means that if both players sit at 1 point of health when the time runs out, the game considers Shadow Mewtwo the winner.

You can check out a quick demonstration of the infinite below, and hit the jump for the full video explanation.

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Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Melee to have 1,024 entrant cap at CEO 2016, unless surpassed by June 1st

Alex Jebailey -- Community Effort Orlando tournament organizer -- took to Twitter last night to share the entrant caps for each game at the upcoming CEO 2016 event.

The three main games: Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. 4, and Super Smash Bros. Melee will all have a maximum of 1,024 registrants (each). Below, you can see the cap for the remainder of the games.

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What exactly happens to rage quitters in Pokkén Tournament?

Rage quitting has been a hot topic in the fighting game community in recent weeks, mostly due to the widely popular Street Fighter 5 not having an initial punishment or deterrent system set in place to stop people from disconnecting from matches early.

Naturally gamers are putting other new titles under the magnifying glass to see how they've approached the issue. Pokkén Tournament players can breathe a sigh of relief, as they'll find the topic is actually addressed directly in the basic introduction to online play.

Pokkén punishes users who try to dip out early from impending losses by docking them in game currency known as Poké Gold.

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Source: Destructoid.

Final Round 19 results ft Kazunoko, Momochi, Xian, Infiltration

Update: This story has been updated with finals results.

This weekend is the first premier event of the 2016 Capcom Pro Tour season, Final Round 19, taking place in Atlanta, Georgia.

Here, you'll see a lot of competition taking place. There'll be tournaments in Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Soul Calibur 5 and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

As for players participating, you can expect to see GGP|Kazunoko, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, RZR|Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, cR|SonicFox, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Bonchan, EG|Justin Wong, NYChrisG, PG|Filipino Champ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, EG|PR Balrog, Qanba|Xiao Hai, MJS|Haitani, /r/Kappa|Poongko, YOMI|Dieminion, Saint, PandaTV|Dakou, ITS|Pling, EG|Ricki Ortiz, GC|Go1, LI Joe, Dogura, KoDee, Rip, BT|MarlinPie, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RayRay, WFX|801 Strider, Reiketsu, D-Link|LordKnight, F3|Alucard, WayGamble, Flux, IG|FullSchedule, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, E-Mann, Chris Tatarian, CrazySteady, TSB|Mynus, TSC|IFC Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, LU|Alex Valle, NG|Obscure, SR|Hoodless, EMP|Hiro, TA|Moons, EG|ChocoBlanka, Wolfkrone, UGS|HajinShinobi, Hotashi, KIT|Lil Majin, UA|Jan, YOMI|DJT, BT|Viscant, YOMI|SaltFace, ITS|JustFrameJames, KIT|ShinBlade, ATL|Speedkicks, ITS|CuddleCore, Anakin, Skatan, Doren2k and many, many more.

The action will be taking place on Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, Smash Studios, 6:45, Funky P, Kombat Network and NYCFurby (TS|Arturo Sanchez).

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Pokken Tournament early access finals results ft. Justin Wong, Nairo, Esam, Rip

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Pokken Tournament early access finals are currently live.

This pre-launch event will be host to tons of great tournament-level action. Broken up into two divisions -- one for people born in the year 2000 or earlier and the other for people born 2001 or later -- we will surely see a myriad of exciting Pokken Tournament footage today.

Additionally, EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|Nairo, PG|Esam, Tempo|Rip, NYCFab, Tasty Steve, iQHQ|DKWill and Justin Flynn are all in attendance as coaches. Each of these players will compete in a masters exhibition later on in the day, so be sure to tune in.

You'll find the live video feed after the jump.

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Samurai Warriors' Naotora Ii, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round's latest newcomer, gets launch trailer - available today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

The Dead or Alive 5 series has been going on since the release of the core title back in 2012, and the ride is still not over.

Today, owners of the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can become the proud owners of the game's latest fighter, guest character from Samurai Warriors, Naotora Ii.

If you happen to own Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC, you'll unfortunately have to wait a while longer. She becomes available for Steam purchase on March 29th.

Continue below to check out her launch trailer and get a feel for what you're buying.

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Pokkén Tournament has a 'LAN mode' for tournament play which unlocks everything in the game and allows 60FPS play

Pokkén Tournament is about to be released on Wii U, and puts together the Pokémon franchise with a proper fighting game basis, developed by the Tekken team.

Due to the system of the game, one player has to have their own screen, and as such, when playing local multiplayer, one player uses the Wii U gamepad and has their own screen on it, forcing the game to render the battle twice, and therefore unfortunately being locked to 30FPS.

However, in what is sure to be a huge boon to tournament organizers, Pokkén Tournament also has a LAN mode which enables 60 frames per second play, as well as unlocking all of the game's features right away.

Continue below for more information on this very welcome addition to the game.

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People are really liking Pokkén Tournament; see what IGN, GameSpot and others are saying in this review roundup

Given how different Pokkén Tournament comes across at first glance, the FGC has had a bit of reservation in taking the new fighter in with open arms.

Now that we can explore it for ourselves however, the general consensus is overwhelmingly popular. We've looked up the reviews from four notable gaming sites to share with you today.

Pokkén surely is a different kind of fighter as it's a mix of 3D and 2D battles, and fights are broken up into two distinct phases.

The game's helpful tutorials and effective explanations seem to be more than efficient in getting players of all experience levels started.

Pokkén is slated to be on the EVO 2016 main game line up, so competitive players will definitely want to jump on this Wii-U exclusive.

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Pokkèn Tournament is more complicated than Tekken - Destructoid's impressions say casuals may be overwhelmed

Pokkèn Tournament is set to drop this Friday, and quite a few fans are already getting their hands on Nintendo / Bandai Namco's upcoming Pokemon fighter. Destructoid's own Jonathan Holmes has spent some time with the game already and shared some of his findings in a recent article.

With Bandai Namco involved, one might expect Pokken Tournament to play a lot like the Tekken series. Despite both games having a 3D battle plane, Destructoid notes that the game actually doesn't feel much like the company's most popular fighting franchise.

"Pokkén has some elements in common with Naruto Shippuden, Dead or Alive, Marvel vs. Capcom, but not much about it feels like Tekken," the article explains.

While the game certainly appears to have a lot of depth to it, another area it shines is in its breadth. Every character has a unique move set, and with supporter characters, the two different fighting modes, and more to consider, Pokkèn Tournament gives players a large tool set to utilize.

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