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'Naughty student and teacher' School Uniforms in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate now available on Xbox Live - screenshots and trailer

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate players can get their hands on a fresh batch of downloadable costumes today over on Xbox Live. The School Uniforms, described as "naughty student and teacher" outfits, can be downloaded for $1.99 USD each and feature alternate attire for Helena, Kasumi, Leifang, Ayane, Lisa, Christie, Rachel, Mila, Hitomi, Tina, Kokoro and Momiji.

If buying them individually isn't your bag, you can also purchase the entire set in one pack for $12.99 USD. Check out a few of the images below, but be sure to hit the jump for more screens and a trailer to see these costumes in action.

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Guilty Gear pachinko artwork gives possible look at upcoming Xrd -SIGN- character designs

A user by the name of Tenj|n over on Dustloop recently made a post over on the forum that discussed what could be a possible look at some upcoming Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- character designs. Concept illustrations that come from a Guilty Gear pachinko machine, (a Japanese attraction that somewhat works like a pinball machine), were found available as a virtual purchase online a few months back.

These images show off many of the characters from the Guilty Gear franchise, and interestingly enough, the illustrations for Sol Badguy, Ky, Millia, May and Chipp very closely resemble their current GG Xrd -SIGN- character models. This is in no way a confirmation that the other characters included in this batch of concept art will be in Xrd -SIGN- or that these represent their upcoming character models, however, these very well could give us a look at what is set to appear in Arc System Works' next fighter.

Some of the characters that are among the artwork below include Dizzy, Zappa, Slayer, Bridget and more.

There are a slew of images for you to look over, so check out the ones below to get you started and hit the jump to continue on.

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The Fall Classic results and stream archive ft. Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Flocker, Yipes and more

The Fall Classic results and stream archive ft. Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Flocker, Yipes and more Updated: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive for The Fall Classic 2013.

The Fall Classic 2013 is beginning today and is set to run all weekend. A plethora of games will be played at this event including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, and many more.

A ton of top level talent is expected to compete here, including DM|Xian, EG|Justin Wong, AGE|NYChrisG, coL|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|Flocker, BT|Angelic, EMP|IFC Yipes, WolfKrone and many others.

Additionally, the Double Helix Games guys will be in attendance with the current build of Killer Instinct playable to the public.

Team Spooky and Bifuteki are providing the live streaming services this time around, which can be found after the jump.

For a full breakdown of the event, you can check out our tournament preview, here.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure sees gigantic drop in sales, declines over 95% from initial release week

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure sees gigantic drop in sales, declines over 95% from initial release week We reported about JoJo Bizarre Adventures: All-Star Battle's very impressive sales numbers in its first week of release, but the game suffered a severe decrease in number of units moved in its second week on the Japanese market, as Namco Bandai only sold 19,720 copies, down from 425,718.

This was over a 95% decrease, and happened perhaps due to negative word of mouth/the internet, as the game reportedly has several problems which need to be fixed.

Still, the title is sitting at a collective 445,438 units sold. With almost a half-million units moved in Japan alone, if CyberConnect2/Namco Bandai are able to resolve the issues with the game, they could see a positive recovery.

Source: Media Create.

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback Summer Edition 1.12 live stream ft. MarlinPie, Clockw0rk, NerdJosh, Infrit, Paradigm and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback Summer Edition 1.12 live stream ft. MarlinPie, Clockw0rk, NerdJosh, Infrit, Paradigm and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

It's Thursday night, and The Runback Summer Edition is taking place from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. Notable players in attendance tonight are BT|MarlinPie, BT|Clockw0rk, TS|NerdJosh, 1ATK|Infrit and Paradigm, along with many others.

The games being played at tonight's tournaments are Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Guilty Gear. Brackets are up on Level|Up's Challonge website.

Last week's results are available here. Hit the jump to view the results and archive.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE stream with DoA5U ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Marq Teddy, Chris, Filipino Man and Keno

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE stream with DoA5U ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Marq Teddy, Chris, Filipino Man and Keno Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Super Arcade is hosting tonight's Wednesday Night Fights in Walnut, CA. Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be one of the tournament games today, and Level|Up's Alex Valle noted that, "We'll try out DOA5U tomorrow at WNF if people are interested! If its consistent, we can add it to the roster. Hope to see you SoCal!"

Notable players in attendance tonight include Snake Eyez, LU|Alex Valle, NGL|Marq Teddy, NGL|Chris, NGL|Filipino Man and Keno and more.

The tournament games besides DoA5U are SSF4 AE v2012, SFxT, Injustice and TTT2. You can follow along with all of the action on Level|Up's Challonge website.

Last week's results are available here. Hit the jump to view the stream archives and results.

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Updated: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate trailer shows new Idol Costumes

Updated: This story has been updated with two more trailers from the official Dead or Alive website, showcasing "Sexy Costumes 1" and "Sexy Costumes 2". You can check both videos out after the jump.

A new trailer for Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, which was released last week, shows new costumes coming up, this particular costume pack focusing on Japanese pop idol costumes for the female characters. You can check out the trailer below, which shows new threads for every female character in the game (unless this writer managed to forget about someone...)

This video is courtesy of the official Koei Tecmo YouTube channel.

Thanks to HooliganComboFTW for sending us this news tip.

Hit the jump to check out two more costume packs from Tecmo Koei.

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First time ever? Team Ninja promotes FGC tournament in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

In what may be a first for the fighting game community, Team Ninja, the group behind Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, promoted a tournament that's taking place this weekend, The Fall Classic, inside of their actual game.

Long Island Joe spotted the scrolling text on a FNATIC|Perfect Legend's TwitchTV feed while Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate was on screen, and posted a screen shot. Check it out.


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Hopefully this is a taste of things to come as additional fighting game developers take a more hands on approach with our community.

Source: L.I. Joe's Twitter via Perfect Legend's Twitch page. Tip from GenoZStriker.

Updated: PayPal releases all funds for Yatagarasu AoC Indiegogo campaign

Updated: PayPal releases all funds for Yatagarasu AoC Indiegogo campaign Updated: Nyu Media announced this morning that PayPal has decided to release the funding for Yatagarasu AoC. A letter was sent from PayPal's Office of Executive Escalations stating that the reserve settings have been removed from the account, and that all funds are no longer being withheld.

Below is part of the official statement from Nyu Media. Hit the jump to read on.

PayPal Has Released Yatagarasu AoC Funds!

I’m relieved to announce that today we received an email from PayPal's ‘Office of Executive Escalations’, advising us that they have released all reserve funds and removed all reserve settings from our account.

This comes as a HUGE relief for all involved in the development of Yatagarasu AoC, as the money raised by our contributors is vital to the game development and pursuing alternative arrangements at this timing would have been hugely problematic.

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- confirmed for PS3 and PS4 release, Axl and I-NO join the fray

The PlayStationJP YouTube channel has uploaded a brand new trailer for Arc System Works' upcoming fighter, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- that comes equipped with some juicy new information. According to the trailer, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is set to be released on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Not only does this mark the first fighting game slated to be released on Sony's next-gen console, but two classic Guilty Gear characters are returning to battle in the upcoming iteration. The video footage shows quick glimpses of Axl and I-NO in action.

Below are a few screen caps we grabbed from the video.


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Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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Perfect Legend: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's netcode may be better than Tekken Tag Tournament 2's

Perfect Legend: Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's netcode may be better than Tekken Tag Tournament 2's A number of top players in the community have weighed in on Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's netcode, and the verdict is good.

FNATIC|Perfect Legend and TS|Arturo Sanchez left statements praising the netcode in Team Ninja's latest fighter. Perfect Legend in particular gave the game very high praise, saying the netcode might be better than Tekken Tag Tournament 2's.

TTT2 received high praise for its netcode back when it was released in September 2012. Hit the jump to see more thoughts about DoA5U.

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Tier list of the easiest to play characters in Guilty Gear XXAC+R by NerdJosh

TS|NerdJosh shared who he feels the easiest characters to use are in Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R. If this is a game you're interested in picking up, and you want to avoid some of the more technical fighters, this is a good way to pick out your next character.


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Hit the jump to see NerdJosh's thoughts on the tier list.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure tops sales charts in Japan - see how it stacks up with SF4, Tekken and more

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure tops sales charts in Japan - see how it stacks up with SF4, Tekken and more Namco Bandai has a big hit on their hands with JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle for the PlayStation 3. Developed by CyberConnect 2, the group behind the Naruto fighting games, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure sold 425,718 units in its first week in Japan.

There's been no official word yet on if this game will see a translation and be released in other territories, but if interest keeps rising around the globe, it's possible we'll see it in other territories in the future.

Just to give this sales number a bit of context, we've compiled a list of sales numbers for other titles in the first week of release in Japan, including the Street Fighter 4 series, Persona 4: Arena, Tekken and more. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Team Ninja will focus on improving graphics and online connectivity for potential next-gen Dead or Alive titles

Team Ninja will focus on improving graphics and online connectivity for potential next-gen Dead or Alive titles With Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate now officially on the market, Siliconera decided to catch up with Dead or Alive 5 director, Yohei Shimbori. In this brief interview, Shimbori was prompted with the subject of next-gen fighters, and what he and his team plan to do with the next title in the DoA series.

The DoA director stated that if a Dead or Alive game makes its way to the next generation, he and his team will mainly focus on improving graphics and online connectivity.

Check out what he had to say below.

The Dead or Alive series has always been known for its graphics. It’s going to be important to improve upon that for next-gen. Online functionality is another feature, a chance to improve that and community activities would be another area we will focus on if we move into next generation consoles.

It’s going to be a balancing act to keep with the core players and trying to work on bringing in new players. At the moment, Dead or Alive has a low entry level that allows new players enter quite easily. One of the areas we enhanced was the tutorial mode and added the combo challenge mode. Both of these were made for entry level players to learn the basic moves, combos, and how to play the game.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate is now available on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. PSN users can also download DoA5U: Core Fighters, the free-to-play version of the title.

What would you most like to see in a next-generation Dead or Alive title? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

Source: Siliconera.

Updated: Results and archives added, The Runback 1.11 Summer Edition ft. Infrit, Miniboss, Paradigm, Reynald, Cloud805, Royal Flush, LLND and more

Updated: Results and archives added, The Runback 1.11 Summer Edition ft. Infrit, Miniboss, Paradigm, Reynald, Cloud805, Royal Flush, LLND and more Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Level|Up is back with The Runback 1.11 Summer Edition and is streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California.

The games being competed in tonight include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R will also be making a return to Super Arcade.

Notable players expected to be in attendance include 1ATK|Infrit, Miniboss, Royal Flush, Paradigm, VHS|Cloud805, CafeId|Juliet K, AS|Reynald and more.

Super Arcade remains a congregation point for much of SoCal's top player talent, so we can expect to see a bit of high level competition in attendance.

You can check out the results for the previous event in the series, here.

Hit the jump for the archives and results.

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