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Updated: Results and archives added, Level|Up's The Runback 1.6 Summer Edition at Super Arcade - UMvC3, KoF13 and GGXXAC+R

Updated: Results and archives added, Level|Up's The Runback 1.6 Summer Edition at Super Arcade - UMvC3, KoF13 and GGXXAC+R Updated: Stream archives and results have been added to the story.

Level|Up is back withThe Runback 1.6 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. You should be able to find brackets on Level|Up's Challonge page.

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.

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Most popular characters, teams and more for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, SFxT, Injustice, etc. - EventHubs stats

We've launched our revolutionary new fighting game stats area here on EventHubs. This is an easy way to find out who the most popular characters are in all of the major tournament games in the scene, along with quite a bit more information. There are 23 games total featured here, ranging from Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 all the way down to Super Smash Bros. Melee, and all major stops in between.

As the largest website in the fighting game community, we can offer a fairly insightful look at the current state of our scene and it's players. Here's a brief feature rundown:

• Stats pages for more than 600 characters.
• Listing of most popular fighters and teams played.
• Interactive maps showing where competitors are located.
• All stat pages updated once every 6 hours.
• Much, much more.

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Over 50 location test screenshots for Guilty Gear Xrd, showcasing Ky, Sol, Milia, Potemkin, Chipp, May and Venom

It's been a long time since we got a fully new Guilty Gear game, and with Guilty Gear Xrd finally being on the way, ArcSys performed a location test in Akihabara, Tokyo today, from which we have tons of screenshots.

In the screenshots, you'll be able to see old favourites Ky, Sol, Milia, Potemkin, Chipp, May and Venom duking it out, and hopefully this will give you an impression of what the game will be like, at least from a visual standpoint. We'll start you off with a few pictures below.


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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle final trailer released, showcases Dio Brando, Kosaku Kawajiri (Kira), Enrico Pucci and Funny Valentine

With the latest trailer of JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, the game has finally gathered the main villains for each of the series first seven parts, and this trailer focuses on the battles between the main characters and the villains.

This will be the final trailer before release of the game, and in it you can see the first video footage of Dio Brando, the main villain of the series' first part, Phantom Blood, Yoshikage Kira, the main villain of Part 4, Diamonds Don't Break, in the body of Kosaku Kawajiri, which stems form a plot point in Part 4 where the villain Kira switches bodies after the main characters thought he'd been defeated.

Also present are Enrico Pucci, the main villain from Part 6, Stone Ocean, as well as the highly patriotic Funny Valentine who is the villain of Part 7, Steel Ball Run. The trailer also shows off a lot of customization options for characters in the game, with a lot of alternate costumes that fans of the series should recognize. You can check out the trailer in all of its glory below.

Yoshikage Kira in his original body was revealed back in January as a DLC character who you can get for free by pre-ordering the game, and now there have been rumors that yet another DLC character will be joining the fray post-launch. This means that besides the currently unknown DLC character, the current roster for the game is all we'll be getting.

What are your thoughts on the chosen fighters? Anyone left out, that you'll be missing? Let us know in the comments.

Thanks to ChipsLight, NoMoreHeroes488 and MajorPug for the news tip.

Ryu Hayabusa and Strider Hiryu figure out which is the better ninja in Screw Attack's latest Death Battle

Ryu Hayabusa and Strider Hiryu figure out which is the better ninja in Screw Attack's latest Death Battle Screw Attack has put together the latest installment in their epic Death Battle series, and this time we get to see a bout between two masterful ninjas. Ninja Gaiden / Dead or Alive's Ryu Hayabusa faces off against everyone's favorite Marvel vs. Capcom guest star, Strider Hiryu.

This video gives us an in-depth analysis of each warrior's abilities and skills. We then get to see how both apply these techniques in an animated battle to the death.

Hayabusa or Hiryu? Which ninja do you think will come out alive?

Check out the video after the jump and let us know if you agree with Screw Attack's results.

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Chipp, May, Potemkin and Venom revealed for Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, artwork and move listings

New characters were revealed today for Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-. Artwork and move listings for Chipp, May, Potemkin and Venom were posted to the game's official website, check them out below.

You can scope out their command lists after the jump.

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Beta launch: Stats for all major tournament fighting games - most popular characters, teams and much more

Beta launch: Stats for all major tournament fighting games - most popular characters, teams and much more We're very happy to take the veil off on our brand new stats page. In this completely overhauled section, you'll find stats for all of the major tournament fighting games in our scene, plus a few other titles.

These cover the most popular characters, teams, locations of players and much, much more.

This is a beta launch of the new section, so you may stumble across a few bugs (like lack of graphic headers for some titles).

This is a revolutionary and highly innovative site feature, containing information you can't find any where else, and will likely become a staple of many people's routines when searching for telemetry data. Here's a quick features rundown:

• Most popular characters for 23 different fighting games.
• Most common teams and positions for each character for 2v2 and 3v3 titles.
• Location breakdowns showing which regions players hail from.
• System information for all games and characters.
• All information updated every 12 hours.
• Quite a bit more.

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Millia Rage confirmed as playable in Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, new character and move list images added to official site

The official Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- Japanese website has undergone an update lately in which new character artwork and move list images have been added. Among these images we find official art and a move list for Millia Rage, confirming her as playable.

Alongside Millia, Sol BadGuy and Ky, the official site has four more character slots listed in their Characters section, however, each one dons a question mark. Also pasted on these mystery character slots are the words "coming soon" and the numbers 0806, more than likely meaning we'll be seeing additional character reveals on August 6.

Check out the images below and let us know what you think of Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-'s newly confirmed character, Millia.



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Source: GGXrd.com. Tips sent in anonymously.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle adds Funny Valentine and Kosaku Kawajiri to their roster

As we enter the month of the game's release, a new scan has been released showing two more characters for the upcoming JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle. To avoid major spoilers, the details on these two characters will be kept scarce throughout this article.

Funny Valentine is the main antagonist of the series' seventh part, Steel Ball Run, entering the fray as the third playable character from it, along with his stand power Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap (commonly abbreviated as D4C), which allows him to travel to and from alternate dimensions, among other things.

The second new character is Kosaku Kawajiri, who is actually a second form of the main antagonist of Part 4, Diamonds Don't Break, Yoshikage Kira, containing the same character's mind but in a different body. For details on how that happened, read the manga as this writer is reluctant to spoil major plot points from the series. While Kira is technically already in the game, albeit as a DLC character, the scan shows him with a few new moves, though the extent of differences between these two versions of Kira has yet to be explored. Check the scan out below.

A new, and final, trailer has been said to be released in roughly a week, during the final All-Star Battle League matches, which will likely be showing off both of these characters, as well as Dio Brando and Enrico Pucci from the previous character reveal, and hopefully a few final surprises for us excited fans. The game will be released for the Playstation 3 on August 29th of this year in Japan, though there has been no official word on an international release as of yet.

Thanks to MajorPug, NoMoreHeroes488, Silverfan, Leebee, ChipsLight, fjnzstl and a few anonymous tipsters for contributing to this story.

Credit to Arlong Park for the scan.

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- begins location testing in Tokyo early next month, new screenshots

A couple of months ago, Arc System Works announced that a brand new installment in the Guilty Gear series is currently in the works. The new game, entitled Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, will be the first in the franchise to use full on 3D models as opposed to animated sprites.

There hasn't been much divulged about the upcoming 2.5D fighter but if you're looking to try it out for yourself, Arc System Works will begin location testing the game early next month. On August 9, players in the Tokyo area can try the game out over at the Sega Akihabara Building 1.

The arcade cabinets of the game can be found on the fourth floor of the building. The game will be playable from 10 a.m. through midnight each day.

Daisuke Ishiwatari, general director of the Guilty Gear series, is expected to be in attendance on the first day of location testing. Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will be playable from August 9 - 12.

Check out a couple of new screenshots below.


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Source: Siliconera and Gematsu. Tips by WindNinjaDW, TaurusMAGNUS, RebornNYC6, HooliganComboFTW, Teyah, Tensa and gigantor21.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle gets a bunch of new screenshots featuring Dio Brando and Enrico Pucci

A while back, we reported that villains for Part 1, Phantom Blood, and Part 6, Stone Ocean, are being added to the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle Royale roster, and beyond their original scans, here are a bunch of new screenshots showing off what they're both capable of.

Dio Brando is the first incarnation of the series' most iconic villain, showing his form from the first part of the series, where he is a vampire who uses ice powers. These screenshots show him freezing his opponents, sucking their life force, and even using his hilariously named Space Ripper Stinger Eyes.

Enrico Pucci has three different stands at his disposal, all used at different times in the series, and all of them seem to have certain requirements to use in the game, and don't seem to be possible to use simultaneously. His stand Whitesnake is what allows him to take other Stands from their owners, and apply them to other people, and his next stand C-Moon controls gravity.

His final stand, Made in Heaven (named Stairway to Heaven in the original publication) allows him to speed up the time of objects at an alarming rate, and appear to be moving 30 times faster to everybody else, basically slowing down the timeflow for living things.

These screenshots also show off a new stage, the Space Station where the climactic battle of Part 6, Stone Ocean takes place.

Enough talk about the characters, here are a bunch of screenshots to start you off.

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate to receive new costumes when pre-ordered at GameStop and Amazon - J-Pop, Bad Girls and Schoolgirl outfits

Tecmo Koei announced that Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be receiving some new "pop idol" costumes upon release. These new threads can be obtained by pre-ordering the game from either GameStop or Amazon.

Customers that reserve DoA5U at GameStop will receive the J-Pop outfits for Kasumi and Ayane (seen below) as well as Momiji, Rachel, Tina, Christie, Helena, and Lisa in the "Bad Girls" costumes (seen after the jump). Those who pre-order from Amazon will receive new duds for Kokoro, Leifang, Hitomi, and Mila in which they are dressed as schoolgirls.

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be hitting consoles in North America on September 3rd of this year.

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate's Movie Theater mode flaunts characters' ‘assets’

Tecmo Koei uploaded a quick look at the upcoming Movie Theater mode that will be featured in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Theater Mode allows you to check out any of the characters in poses and stages of your choosing.

You can snap photos of each character from any angle and select what outfit you want them to wear. We can see in the video that the Dead or Alive 5 "breast jiggling" game mechanic, most prominently seen in a mode that allows players to use the PlayStation 3 Dual Shock controller to shake the characters' chests, is in full effect here.

Source: Just Push Start.

New Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Trailer released, along with New Features video

The San Diego Comic-Con is upon us, and with it comes loads of new content. Team Ninja have been kind enough to release a new trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, along with a separate video showing off new features for the Ultimate version of the game, which are both available for viewing thanks to RajmanGamingHD. If you haven't had your fill of the newest installment of the Dead or Alive series, check these videos out right here. This trailer shows off the new entrants to the game, as well as a bunch of returning characters, in all of their glory, battling it out against eachother.

You can find the New Features video after the jump.

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle gameplay featuring Joseph, Akira, Narancia, Hermes, second Jousuke, Cars, Kakyoin, Okuyasu, Mista and Diavolo

CyberConnect2 have streamed the final pools for their JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle - All-Star Battle League (always the mouthful), featuring 10 more characters seeing significant playtime. While the matches are CPU vs. CPU, it does show gameplay of some highly anticipated characters for this upcoming game.

This is a good video to check out if you want to get a feel for the game, or if any of your favourite characters happen to be included in the gang above. The first video features Joseph Joestar, the main protagonist of the series' second part, Battle Tendency, Akira Otoishi, a antagonist stand user from Part 4, Diamond's Don't Break, who uses his stand Red Hot Chili Pepper to manipulate electricity.

Joining them in the first group is Narancia Ghirga from Part 5, Vento Aureo, with his stand Aerosmith that functions as a small aircraft Narancia can control, to track his enemies via radar or shoot them with automated weapons attached to the aircraft. The group also sees Hermes Costello from Part 6, Stone Ocean, with her stand Kiss that allows her to duplicate objects and return them to their original form throughu the use of stickers, and Jousuke Higashikata, the main protagonist of Part 8, JoJolion, who shares his name with the Part 4 protagonist, making things generally confusing. A common fan trend is to refer to him as Jo2uke. He uses his stand Soft and Wet to take properties from one object or surface and remove it, or apply it to something else (such as potentially removing the friction from a human being, causing them to slide uncontrollably, or take the hardness of a rock and apply it to something else). You can catch all of these characters in action right below.

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