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Sega opens new site for Virtua Fighter's 20th anniversary, round table discussion planned

Sega opens new site for Virtua Fighter's 20th anniversary, round table discussion planned If you're a fan of Virtua Fighter, Sega has some activities you should be interested in. They've launched a 20th anniversary website which doesn't have a lot on it at the moment, but they're planning a round table discussion at the end of this month which will look back on the franchise.

Titled Virtua Fighter, Twenty Years Later, this retrospective type event will examine what made the series so popular.

This will go down on December 26, at 7:30 p.m. Japan time, and will be hosted by Fumio Kurokawa, Katsuya Terada (illustrator), Dai Sato (screenwriter) and former Famitsu editor and member of the Virtua Fighter 5 production staff Takayuki Haneda.

No word on if this will be streamed, but many reports should surface after the fact. You can hit the jump to view the little promo video of the original game Sega put out on their 20th anniversary website.

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- adds its first original character, introducing Bedman

Last week, the official Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- website posted a teaser image of a new character set to be playable in ArcSystem Works' upcoming fighter. Today, Famitsu revealed the identity of this mysterious silhouette, and turns out it is actually a completely original fighter to the guilty gear franchise.

Below is the official character artwork of Bedman, the latest roster addition. Details on this fighter are scarce at the moment, but Famitsu mentions that we can expect more information in their next issue.


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Source: Famitsu.

Dead or Alive series was named because its success or failure would have left Tecmo dead, or alive - more factoids

When Dead or Alive was being developed by Tecmo the finances at the company were not in a good state.

Depending on how the game turned out, if it was a hit or not, Tecmo would either be "dead or alive." Hence that's how one of the more recognizable franchises in the fighting game community got its name.

This bit is just one part of a did you know gaming clip put together by CultureShockNetwork which briefly examines this history of this series, from the movie, cancelled projects, and the origins of its sex appeal.

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Updated: Results and archives added, The Runback 5.3 ft. Clockw0rk, Infrit, Paradigm, Wentinel, Senior Taxi, Royal Flush, and more

Updated: Results and archives added, The Runback 5.3 ft. Clockw0rk, Infrit, Paradigm, Wentinel, Senior Taxi, Royal Flush, and more Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Level|Up returns with The Runback 5.3 and will be streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California.

Super Arcade remains a congregation point for many of SoCal's top player talent, so we can expect to see some great high level competition tonight. Players expected to compete include BT|Clockw0rk, 1ATK|Infrit, Paradigm, 949|Wentinel, Senior Taxi, RS, Joe, Royal Flush, and more.

The games being competed in include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, KoF13, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. You can find brackets on Level|Up's Challonge page.

Results for the previous event in the series are available here.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.3 ft. Alex Valle, Marq Teddy, Chris, Keno and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.3 ft. Alex Valle, Marq Teddy, Chris, Keno and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights continues tonight, hosted as always by Level|Up. The action is going down in Walnut, CA and notable players in attendance include: LU|Alex Valle, NGL|Marq Teddy, NGL|Chris, Keno.

The games in tonight's lineup are SSF4 AE v2012, TTT2, Injustice and DoA5U. You can follow along with the action on Level|Up's Challonge page.

Last week's results are available here, hit the jump to check out the archive and results.

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Zato-1 officially revealed for Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, mysterious character outline shown

Zato-1 and a mystery silhouette of what appears to be a new character were revealed on the official Guilty Gear Xrd Sign website today.

While Zato-1 was informally reveled in the initial trailer for the game, this is his first time being formally shown. We've also included a screen shot of his move list.


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Who do you think the mysterious silhouette is? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Contributions to this story by Nyoro.

Team Ninja confirms plan to bring Marie Rose to console versions of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Team Ninja confirms plan to bring Marie Rose to console versions of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Earlier this month, Team Ninja revealed their latest character addition to the Dead or Alive franchise, Marie Rose, a gothic lolita gal. Initially, Marie Rose was only confirmed to be added to the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

In a 4gamer interview that took place at a recent location test, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate director Yohei Shimbori confirmed that the team has plans to release an update for the console versions of the game, that will include Marie Rose.

Marie Rose will become playable for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and Core Fighters users.

There is currently no estimated time-frame in which we'll be seeing the gothic lolita become available on consoles, but we here at EventHubs will post an update as more information unfolds.

Source: Siliconera, and 4gamer. Tips sent in by Shinkuu_Kikoken, and HooliganComboFTW.

CEO Never Sleeps results, stream archives ft. NuckleDu, K-Brad, Noel Brown, Flash Metroid, CJ Truth, Tampa Bison, Green Ace and Marvelo

CEO Never Sleeps results, stream archives ft. NuckleDu, K-Brad, Noel Brown, Flash Metroid, CJ Truth, Tampa Bison, Green Ace and Marvelo Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from CEO Never Sleeps along with a stream archive.

CEO Never Sleeps is a two day event taking place in Orlando, Florida this weekend. Players like EMP|NuckleDu, FNEX|K-Brad, UVG|Noel Brown, Flash Metroid, CEO|CJ Truth, EMP|Tampa Bison, Green Ace and Marvelo are in attendance.

SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, KoF13, Injustice, P4A, TTT2, BBCP, CvS2, SFxT and Guilty Gear are the fighting games being played at this tournament, along with some team events.

To see the live stream along with a schedule of events, hit the jump.

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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 5.2 ft. Fanatiq, Infrit, Cloud805, Miniboss, Royal Flush, Paradigm, Reynald and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 5.2 ft. Fanatiq, Infrit, Cloud805, Miniboss, Royal Flush, Paradigm, Reynald and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Level|Up returns with The Runback 5.2 and will be streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California.

Super Arcade remains a congregation point for many of SoCal's top player talent, so we can expect to see some great high level competition tonight. Players expected to compete include AGE|Fanatiq, 1ATK|Infrit, Royal Flush, VHS|Cloud805, Miniboss, Paradigm, and many others.

The games being competed in include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, KoF13, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. You can find brackets on Level|Up's Challonge page.

Results for the previous event in the series are available here.

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First look at Marie Rose in action, official Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate trailer shows off latest character - new screenshots, and information

Team Ninja recently announced that the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate would be receiving a brand new fighter to the franchise. A Swedish, gothic lolita girl, Marie Rose, and a new stage designed around her will be featured in location tests starting tomorrow, and the official update to the arcade game will be made some time this Winter.

Marie Rose uses a fighting style called "Systema," which is a military martial art. This style is said to be very versatile, and doesn't utilize any fixed postures or stances.

Below are just some of the images to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to check out Marie Rose's stage, character art, and trailer.

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Updated: Results and archives added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.2 ft. Perfect Legend, Online Tony, Marq Teddy, Chris, Alex Valle, Keno and more

Updated: Results and archives added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.2 ft. Perfect Legend, Online Tony, Marq Teddy, Chris, Alex Valle, Keno and more Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights is running tonight from Super Arcade in Walnut, Ca. Notable players competing tonight are FNATIC|Perfect Legend, Online Tony, NGL|Marq Teddy, NGL|Chris, LU|Alex Valle and Keno, among others.

The lineup today will be SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice, TTT2 and DoA5U. There are two separate streams running tonight, so there will be a lot of action to take in.

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

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First look at Mary Rose - Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's newest character addition

Just last night, we reported on a brand new character set to be added to the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Today, we've got a scan that gives us the first look at Mary Rose, and a few bits on info about her.

According to the scan, Mary Rose uses her speed to gain an advantage over her opponents, and is the smallest fighter in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

Unfortunately, there is still no word on whether or not this character will be released on consoles in the future. Let us know what you think of this new warrior in the comments below.


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Tips sent in by xFatalDMG, and an anonymous reader. Image from Arcade Game Spirits.

Marirose is a new character in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate arcade, no word on potential console release

Marirose is a new character in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate arcade, no word on potential console release Marirose will be added to Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's arcade release, according to Famitsu.

Mai Aizawa who has the pipes behind Lapis in Rune Factory Frontier and Ayano in the anime Lucky Star voices Marirose.

Details about Marirose's fighting style haven't been unveiled, and there's no word if the arcade content will be coming to the console version, yet.

Source: Siliconera. Tip from xFatalDMG.

Absolute Battle 4 results and stream archive ft. Filipino Champ, Neo, Ranmasama, Noel Brown, Jewelman and more

Absolute Battle 4 results and stream archive ft. Filipino Champ, Neo, Ranmasama, Noel Brown, Jewelman and more Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results and a stream archive for Absolute Battle 4. Hit the jump to view them.

Absolute Battle 4 is taking place this weekend, Nov. 9-10, in Dallas, Texas. Some of the notable players in attendance include coL|Filipino Champ, Neo, Ranmasama, UVG|Noel Brown, Jewelman, Chaotix, Nashfan, SolidxPanda and more.

Filipino Champ and Ranmasama will have an UMvC3 exhibition match on Saturday night, after pool play.

The games being played at this tournament are: SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, TTT2, P4A, Injustice, SFxT, Dead5U and KoF13. Versus Netplay is the company responsible for putting this event together.

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Updated: Results added, The Runback 5.1 ft. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue

Updated: Results added, The Runback 5.1 ft. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue Updated: Results and a stream archive containing the top 3 for Guilty Gear have been added to the story.

Level|Up returns with The Runback 5.1 and will be streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California.

Super Arcade remains a congregation point for many of SoCal's top player talent, so we can expect to see some great high level competition tonight.

The games being competed in include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, KoF13, Guilty Gear and BlazBlue. You can find brackets on Level|Up's Challonge page.

Results for the previous event in the series are available here.

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