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Summer Jam 8 results, stream archive feat. ChrisG, Ricky Ortiz, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly, CD Jr., Smug and more

Updated with final results: We've added the final results for Summer Jam 8 into this story. Check them out below.

Summer Jam 8 kicks off today, and is streaming live from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

A slew of games will be played at this event, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and many others.

We can also expect to see some exceptional talent in attendance. Players such as GG|NYChris G, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, SteamCo|CD Jr., PIE|Smug, KIT|Cloud 805, bTri|NuckleDu, BIFU|Coach Steve, CTRL|RayRay, CCG|Chi-Rithy, RG|SonicFox, CT|Zero, and more are set to compete. Brackets for this major tournament can be found over on Challonge.

Today will focus primarily on team tournament action, and singles events/exhibitions will be taking place over the course of the weekend.

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Who is top tier? Persona 4 Arena Ultimax character tiers according to Souji, Arc Revolution Cup 2014 finalist

Although there is still about a month to go before Persona 4 Arena Ultimax gets released in North America, the game was launched this week in Japan and Asia.

Over here at EventHubs we launched the tiers for P4AU on the day of the game's Japanese release. But like we thought, not a lot of folks in the FGC are quite familiar with the game's match-up knowledge yet. Heck, I've been playing quite a bit of the game myself, and I still don't know which match-ups are favorable and which are unfavorable for my character.

So we thought we'd take a look at what the Japanese FGC have to say when it comes to tiers for P4AU. Specifically, last month's Arcadia magazine published a tier list put together by Souji, who mains Teddie and came in 2nd at both the Arc Revolution Cup 2013 and 2014 tournaments (the 2014 grand finals were held today).

Keep in mind that the tier list you see in the images below only cover the characters who're available in the arcade version; console-exclusive characters like Rise, Ken, and Adachi are still unknowns at this point.


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Wednesday Night Fights 3.2 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Veloc1raptor, Alex Myers, JustFramesJames, Rip, and more

Wednesday Night Fights 3.2 results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Veloc1raptor, Alex Myers, JustFramesJames, Rip, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and continues their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are all being played tonight.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

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Weekend tournament preview: Summer Jam 8 and Shadowloo Showdown V ft. Gamerbee, ChrisG, Latif, Ryan Hart, Ricky Ortiz, Armada, and more

The next few days will be host to two major fighting game events that are sure to bring the hype.

Summer Jam 8, taking place on the east coast, will be held this Friday-Sunday. Shadowloo Showdown V, which is being held in Australia, will also run this weekend.

A ton of games are set to be competed in, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice, Killer Instinct, and much more. AVMGamerbee, GG|NYChrisG, Latif, DIGRyan Hart, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EMP|Armada, and many, many others are expected to compete, so you'll definitely want to tune in.

Below you will find a full breakdown of both events, including event schedules, stream information, and more.

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Tiers for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launched, stats now available

To coincide with the Japanese release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, we've launched tiers for the game, and archived the old ones for the previous release.

If you'd like to view the archived tiers for P4A, you can check out the bottom of the index page, or view these links.

Archived tiers: P4A index
Archived tiers: P4A match ups

Keep in mind, when a new tier section launches the votes/results can be pretty wild, but after a few days things tend to normalize fairly quickly.

We also have a new stats page for P4AU, which means you can add the characters you play into your profile, and look up what other EHubs' members have entered as well.

Wednesday Night Fights season 3 premiere results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Veloc1raptor, and more in USF4, TTT2, Injustice, and P4AU

Wednesday Night Fights season 3 premiere results, archive ft. Snake Eyez, FilipinoMan, Veloc1raptor, and more in USF4, TTT2, Injustice, and P4AU Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night once again and Level|Up is bringing us more fighting game action. Tonight, the LU crew returns to Super Arcade in Walnut, California, and is beginning their 3rd season of the event.

Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax are all being played tonight. Snake Eyez, FRQ|FilipinoMan, Veloc1raptor, Chris Tatarian, UltraDavid, Marq Teddy, and many others are competing tonight.

Challonge brackets are posted here, and you can find last week's results here.

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General news roundup: P4AU Margaret trailer, DOA5U maid costumes, KOF13 PC for under $7, UNIEL tutorials from UltraChen TV

In this general fighting game news round-up, we go over a couple of brief news items for the following games: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, The King of Fighters 13, and Under Night In-Birth EXE Late.

All of the news items covered this time around are fairly recent developments. Unfortunately, as each individual item had not been newsworthy enough when it broke to stand on its own, we've decided to round them all up in one place here instead.

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General news roundup: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax release date, Capcom XBL sale, Under Night In-Birth, Tekken, Arcana Hearts 3

It's been a while since we've done one of these news roundup posts. About time, huh?

In an effort to bring you the latest news on fighting games whose names do not start with "Street" and end with "Fighter Four", we've decided to finally do another general news roundup after such a long time.

Games covered in today's roundup news bulletin: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, Arcana Heart 3 Max Love, Tekken Revolution, and even some Capcom fighters.

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Margaret joins the cast of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Famitsu magazine has revealed Margaret as a playable option in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax. The new fighter, known for being one of the members of the Velvet Room in the RPG, will be added as DLC.

At this time, no screenshots or discussion of her play style have been revealed. However, she will use Cu Chlainn, Ardha, and Yoshitsune as her Personas.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches this Fall in North America for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Source: Siliconera.

Tip sent in by GakoTheChef and AttorneyMayCry.

Rumour: Margaret may be a DLC character in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Did Atlus accidentally leak the identity of a third planned DLC character for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, after Adachi and Marie?

Now that we're just a couple of weeks away from the Japanese release of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the PS3 and X360, Arc System Works is holding a series of game trial events across several prefectures in Japan for gamers to go hands-on with the console-exclusive characters, beginning with Tokyo's Shinjuku district this weekend.

Attendees to these Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trial events get to walk away with a complimentary A4-size plastic folder (called a "clear file" in Japan) with the game's cover art emblazoned on one side.

And according to one eagle-eyed NeoGAF user, it seems like the cover art featured on this piece of swag (images 1 to 3 below) is slightly different than the official box art for the game (4th image below).


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BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma's (arcade) Autumn update will introduce balance changes; 1st screenshots of Celica, Lambda-11, and Marie from P4AU

Now that the new issue of Weekly Famitsu magazine has officially gone on sale at newsstands in Japan today, Famitsu.com has finally published the first screenshots of Celica A. Mercury and Lambda-11 in BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, as well as Marie who will be a post-launch DLC character for the console versions of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

We've already covered most of the information mentioned in the text of these Famitsu.com articles -- but there were a few additional interesting tidbits not covered in the early reports.

For starters, it was mentioned in Famitsu.com's BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma article that the Autumn "version up" update for BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma (arcade) will "not only introduce balance changes, but also two new characters". Although most of us expected the new update to contain balance changes, it's always good to hear confirmation on that.


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Marie from Persona 4 Golden is a post-launch DLC character for Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

Marie, the new major character introduced in Persona 4 Golden (PS Vita), will be making her way into the PS3 and X360 versions of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax as a post-launch DLC, the latest issue of Famitsu Weekly magazine is revealing on Thursday.

In combat, Marie will fight with her persona, Kaguya, as well as various items that she can pull out from her bag. She's said to excel at ranged attacks as well as feints in Persona 4 Arena Ultimax.

Images of Marie in P4AU should come later this week, once Famitsu magazine is out on newsstands. In the meantime, you can find out more about Marie's personality (and why she's nicknamed the "Hollow Forest Tsundere Poet") in the recently-aired first episode of Persona 4 Golden the Animation, embedded below.

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Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will not be region-locked, according to Atlus; check out the game's pre-order goodies and new trailer here!

In a press release sent out by Atlus this morning the company announced that their upcoming 2D fighter, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, will not be region-locked. This means that players from other regions will be able to import the game from North America when it is released this Fall.

Since the European version of the original Persona 4 Arena was delayed several months after it dropped in the US, fans have been wondering if history may repeat itself. Siliconera reached out to the company, asking if European players would also be able to import the upcoming update. An Atlus representative responded, simply stating, "I believe so."

That's not all the good news for Persona fans, however. Those who pre-order the game, or get their hands on a first print, will receive a collectible Teddie bop bag and Set #1 of the Persona Tarot cards.


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Below you will find the latest Persona 4 Arena Ultimax trailer.

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CEO 2014 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. Justin Wong, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, PR Balrog, Momochi, Dieminion, K-Brad, ChrisG, Armada and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2014.

The time is finally here for some more rumbling in the ring, with the massive Capcom Pro Tour premier event CEO 2014 taking place in Orlando, Florida.

Names expected to be present at the event include EG|Justin Wong, DIG|Ryan Hart, Infiltration, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Momochi, EMP|Dieminion, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricky Ortiz, GG|NYChrisG, EMP|IFC Yipes, C9|Mango, EMP|Armada, Crs|Hungrybox, EG|ChocoBlanka and many more.

The event also features special guests Akimo, Nishikin and Dunhill from Japan, who have been flown out to the tournament by Twitch.tv.

Games to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, Project M, Persona 4: Arena, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and DiveKick.

Below, you'll find livestreams and a schedule for the event.

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Mad Catz releasing Persona 4 Arena Ultimax themed TE2 stick; Adachi, Yu character trailers streamed

The new Ultra Street Fighter 4 Mad Catz TE2 sticks look stunning.

But if you're looking for a more "Persona" touch to your joysticks (geddit? Personal... Persona... never mind), as it turns out, Mad Catz has got you covered as well.

Earlier today Atlus announced on their official Persona Stalker live stream that they're collaborating with the good folks over at Mad Catz to bring you a Persona 4 Arena Ultimax themed TE2 stick for the PS3.


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Mad Catz's Mark "Markman23" Julio has confirmed that the stick is indeed PS3/PS4 compatible, just like with the USF4 version.

In other P4AU news, today character trailers for Adachi and Narukami Yu were also released.

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