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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.7 ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Keno, Veloc1raptor, Filipino Man and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.7 ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Keno, Veloc1raptor, Filipino Man 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 Snake Eyez, LU|Alex Valle, Keno, Veloc1raptor, Filipino Man and more.

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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Poll: Which 6 games do you most want to see on the official EVO 2014 line up?

While it was confirmed that Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be on the official EVO 2014 line up if Capcom releases it in early June, which they have planned, we won't be receiving information on the remaining games until January of next year. So while we wait, one of our readers gave us the idea to run a poll asking which games you all want to see at EVO next year. Thanks, DevilMaySpy!

Below, we have listed all of the main fighting game titles currently featured in tournament play, and we are giving you the option to select 6 different games.

If there is a title we missed, or you'd just like to see something else played that wasn't listed, hit the "Other" option, and let us know which game you chose in the comments section.

Hit the jump, cast your votes, and let your voice be heard!

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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.6 stream ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Brentt, Chris, Veloc1raptor

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.6 stream ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Brentt, Chris, Veloc1raptor Updated: A stream archive and results have been added to the story.

It's time once again for Wednesday Night Fights, hosted weekly from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. Some of the people competing tonight include: Snake Eyez, LU|Alex Valle, NGL|Brentt, NGL|Chris and Veloc1raptor.

The games in the lineup are once again SSF4 AE v2012, TTT2, DoA5U and Injustice. Full brackets for these titles are available on Level|Up's Challonge website.

Last week's results are available if you'd like to see how to look out for. Hit the jump to view the coverage.

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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 5.6 ft. Maximilian, Infrit, Alex Valle, Rip, Reynald, Paradigm, Cloud805, and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 5.6 ft. Maximilian, Infrit, Alex Valle, Rip, Reynald, Paradigm, Cloud805, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Level|Up returns with The Runback 5.6 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 Maximilian, LU|Alex Valle, Rip, 1ATK|Infrit, Royal Flush, AS|Reynald, Paradigm, VHS|Cloud805, and more.

The games being competed in include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, 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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Bedman, Zato-1, Axl and more featured in these great looking Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- screen shots

Since the recent reveals of Zato-1 and Bedman, the first original character in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN, a hefty batch of in-game screen shots have hit the internet. Featured below, we get to see these new characters in action, along with Axl, Sol Badguy, and Ky.

Based on these images, the game is shaping up nicely, and looks great. Check out a few to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump for more.

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NEC 14 results and stream archives, Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2 ft. ChrisG, Flocker, Justin Wong, Filipino Champ and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Northeast Championships 14 is running this weekend in Essington, Pennsylvania.

Notable players in attendance include: AGE|NYChrisG, coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Neo, CTRL|RayRay, EMP|CD Jr., UVG|Noel Brown, Ranmasama, TA|Moons, BT|Clockw0rk, XAN|DJ Houshen, EMP|Sanford Kelly, AquaSilk, PIE|Smug, KaneBlueRiver, and many more.

Additionally, NEC 14 is home to another Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test, so expect to see more footage of Capcom's upcoming patch.

Hit the jump for the live stream, and find more information about this event.

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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 5.4 ft. Maximilian, Alex Valle, Rip, Infrit, Cloud805, Miniboss, Royal Flush, LLND, and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 5.4 ft. Maximilian, Alex Valle, Rip, Infrit, Cloud805, Miniboss, Royal Flush, LLND, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Level|Up returns with The Runback 5.4 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 Maximilian, LU|Alex Valle, Rip, 1ATK|Infrit, VHS|Cloud805, Royal Flush, Miniboss, LLND, and more.

The games being competed in include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, 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.

Hit the jump to check the coverage.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.5 ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Brentt, Filipinoman and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 5.5 ft. Snake Eyez, Alex Valle, Chris, Brentt, Filipinoman and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights continues today with SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice, TTT2 and DoA5U. It'll be hosted once again from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA.

Notable players in attendance include Snake Eyez, LU|Alex Valle, NGL|Chris, NGL|Brentt, Filipinoman and others. You can keep up with the action by looking over the Challonge brackets.

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

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Bedman official move list and character artwork uploaded on to Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- website

The first original character in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, known as Bedman, was revealed last month, and the official website has underwent an update to include his official artwork and move list. Below, you can get an idea of what types of moves this mysterious new fighter will be able to perform, and a bit higher quality artwork than we have previously seen.


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Source: The official Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- website.

NEC XIV and Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2 tournament preview - Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Smug and more competing

The Northeast Championships XIV event is upon us, and we can expect to see some great talent competing this year. The tournament will be taking place this weekend in Pennsylvania, and along with NEC, we'll be seeing the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale 2.

There are tons of games to be played, numerous special events, and much more planned for this weekend.

For an in-depth breakdown of what you can expect at Northeast Championships XIV, be sure to hit the jump and read on.

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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.

Hit the jump to view the video.

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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.

Hit the jump to check the coverage.

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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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