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Level|Up adds PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Spring tournament series to The Runback line-up, win a PlayStation 4 console by competing

It has been quite some time since PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale made headlines, but today we've got some news for you. In honor of the upcoming balance patch that Sony Santa Monica will be releasing for the game, the Level Up crew will launch the PSABR Spring tournament series.

Running from April 10 - June 26, the Spring tournament series will be taking place every Thursday night at Level Up's weekly event, The Runback. Competitors will have the opportunity to win various Sony games and merchandise, but two lucky winners will walk away with a PlayStation 4 console.

The Spring season winner will be awarded with a PS4 console, and another PS4 will be given to the player with the most tournament entries, who will become known as the "Most Dedicated Player". Hit the image below for the info.


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The Runback takes place every Thursday night at Super Arcade in Walnut, California. You can find all of the action on Level|Up's Twitch channel, beginning at 9:30 p.m. PST / 12:30 a.m. EST.

Source: Level|Up. Tip sent in by AriesWarlock.

WatchMojo makes a Top 10 crossover video game list, will your favorite fighting game crossovers make the cut?

The good folks over at WatchMojo.com recently made a list of top 10 video game crossovers, and naturally, a fair share of fighting games are included.

But just what fighting games made the cut? And in what place? Find out by hitting the jump, and let us know in the comments if you feel as if there have been any omissions - or better yet, comment on WatchMojo's YouTube channel.

Orchid fights without legs, Fei Long runs a muck in Super Turbo, and more - Funny and Cool Moments best of 2013 / new clips

LiangHuBBB put together his year end episode of Funny and Cool moments. Marking number 81 in the series, this installment compiles the best clips from 2013, and adds a ton of new ones.

There are some very wacky clips here including a strange graphical glitch that pits Orchid into a Killer Instinct match without the lower half of her body, strange bugs that get King of Fighters 13 characters stuck in their super animations, and more.

Additionally, the latter part of the video shows numerous clips of Fei Long getting away with all kinds of dirty tactics in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. Comebacks, mix ups, and combos; there's a lot to be seen here.

Hit the jump to check out LiangHuBBB's latest Funny and Cool Moments.

Community Combo Video: Guys Only features impressive combos from lots of different games, common and uncommon alike

A new Community Combo Video entitled "Guys Only" has been released by Mikadok. In this video, a bunch of different combo video makers join forces, and make impressive combos for many different titles, including ones you might not even know about.

The combo video clocks in at 20 minutes, and features combos from all of the following games: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Persona 4: Arena, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend, Soul Calibur 5, Dead or Alive 5, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Castlevania: Judgment, Fate: Unlimited Codes, Naruto: Gekitou Ninja Taisen 4, NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, Aquapazza, Yatagarasu, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, Battle Fantasia and Rumble Pack.

With all of this content, there's bound to be something that piques your interest. Check out the footage right below.

Thanks to OmegaZero, Mikadok and a few anonymous tipsters for sending us this video.

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.

Hit the jump for more details.

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.

No more characters or stages will be released for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, balance patch in the works

No more characters or stages will be released for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, balance patch in the works Word came in today from Sony's Santa Monica Studio that the final DLC characters and stages for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale have been released, as such there will be no new additions to the roster from this point forward.

There was some positive news, though, Sony announced that a balance patch is in the works, and they gave a loose timeline of late this fall for its release — although that's subject to change based on development delays.

Also, the team said that a third set of costumes for Dante, Raiden, Heihachi, and Big Daddy would be available as a free download. These were exclusive pre-order bonuses, and hadn't been officially released. Also, Zeus and Isaac's third costumes will be thrown in as well.

Lastly, the team announced that they would be resetting their monthly tournament leaderboards, every month. Hit the jump to read the full rundown.

Dart from Legend of Dragoon was cancelled as a DLC character for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Dart, a character who appeared in The Legend of Dragoon, was a cancelled as DLC fighter for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

No official reason was given for this character's cancellation, but Sony cut ties with SuperBot Entertainment back in February of this year, a few days before we reported that about 20 people lost their jobs at SuperBot Entertainment.

Various accounts said that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale sold poorly, but a Sony representative had previously stated that the, "sales are right on target with expectations and we are happy with them," and the game had appeared in the top 10 PS3 and Vita game best seller list for December 2012.

While it's not completely clear what happened with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, SuperBot's Mike Edwards released a few images of Dart, noting that he was a cancelled DLC fighter for the game.

You can check out a few images of Sir Daniel's dragon armor, which Mike Edwards also put up on his website.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on sale tomorrow on PSN

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on sale tomorrow on PSN Tomorrow, the PlayStation Network is updating with various spring sales. Many games will be anywhere from 25-75% cheaper including PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale which will be available for $27.99 or $19.59 if you are a PlayStation Plus member.

While there will be a number of titles on sale as part of the broader Spring Fever PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Heritage Sale, Plus members get an extra discount on the following titles. You can see the full list of titles on sale in tomorrow’s PlayStation Store Update post, but please note that not all of the titles in this franchise sale have a PS Plus discount.

Additionally, the PlayStation Vita version is also on sale for $24.99 and $17.49 if you are a PlayStation Plus member.

For a full list of all the games going on sale tomorrow, head over to the official PlayStation blog.

Sony Santa Monica Studios still committed to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale

Sony Santa Monica Studios still committed to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale The Sony Santa Monica Twitter was recently asked if they still had plans of DLC or patches to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. A lot of people assumed after the recent patch that they were done and the game wouldn't be touched anymore.

While not going into details, Sony Santa Monica replied giving a small update about the current status of the game.

Our studio is still very much committed to #PSAllStars, at this time, that is all we can update with for the moment

Back in early March, fans were campaigning to get Crash Bandicoot and Spyro the Dragon into the game. Who or what would you like to see added to the game? Let us know in the comment section below.

Isaac Clarke and Zeus' intro, rival and ending scenes in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale - features gameplay of rival battles

Pokehater123 put together a few videos showing the character intros, rival cut scenes and endings for Isaac and Zeus in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Much like the other characters on the roster, the opening and ending sequences are a series of pictures.

The rival scenes, however, are composed using the in game character models; Zeus and Isaac are rivals of each other. Both of the latter videos feature gameplay footage of the two characters squaring off and the boss battle, so if you'd like to go straight to the endings skip to about 9:05 in Isaac's and 7:05 in Zeus'.

Hit the jump for more.

Isaac Clarke, Zeus and Graveyard stage available today in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, images of unlockable costumes for both characters

Updated: Seth Killian noted on Twitter that the update is live and those redeeming the Zeus and Isaac DLC, with the GoW:A codes are able to download the characters. However the PlayStation Network store has not yet been updated and you cannot buy them.

Seth Killian wrote up a PlayStation blog with information regarding the newest downloadable content for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Isaac Clarke, Zeus and the Graveyard stage are all available today.

Both of the newly added characters can be purchased for $4.99 USD each and the Graveyard stage will run for $1.99. Players can actually fight on the new stage while playing ranked matches but if you'd like to own it and use it in other game modes, you will need to download it.

Hit the jump to check out the alternate costumes.

Updated: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale official notes for next week's balance patch

Updated: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale official notes for next week's balance patch Updated: Part two has been added into the story after the jump. This covers the rest of the cast and the item changes.

Sony Santa Monica's Seth Killian, released part one of the official patch notes for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royle today, over on the PlayStation Community forums

This patch is being released next week on March 19th and covers the general combat, item and character changes.

Hit the jump to see all of the character item changes.

Hi guys,

This is Seth Killian from Sony Santa Monica. As some of you know, when Zeus and Isaac launch on 3/19, there's also going to be a significant balance and bug-fixing patch going live for All-Stars. I wanted the hardcore players to have a chance to digest some of the upcoming changes in advance, so I'm sharing these notes with you before they go live in the game next week.

xoxo,
Seth

General Combat Changes:
--- Characters can not Block or Evade until frame 5 after landing during an air attack; Previously they were able to do so on the first frame if landing during air attacks
--- Characters have been standardized to not be able to Super until frame 12 after landing during an air attack
--- While blocking a hit while already in Block Hit reaction, character’s X velocity no longer gets set to zero

Seth Killian: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale patch releasing next week - Zeus and Isaac release, bug fixes, system changes and more

Seth Killian: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale patch releasing next week - Zeus and Isaac release, bug fixes, system changes and more Seth Killian has been on Twitter giving a few updates to the next PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale patch. This is being released next week on March 19th and features both new DLC characters Zeus and Isaac along with big fixes, system changes and more.

Major PS All-Stars balance and bug-fixing patch incoming. Goes live with 3/19 Zeus and Isaac launch, full patch notes coming soon...

3/19 PSAS patch includes: overall systems changes, item changes and changes to all characters. PaRappa boombox and Kat bugs fixed too :)

Missed Isaac Clarke and Zeus' character trailers? Check them out

GameSpot's TournamentTV - PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale single elimination tournament with DLC characters Isaac Clarke and Zeus

GameSpot brings the return of their Tournament TV show today, with PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Seth Killian, Sony Santa Monica Stuidos' lead game designer dropped by the GameStop to bring have a quick single elimination tournament with the new DLC characters Isaac Clarke and Zeus.

Sent in by DK_ALEX_DK.


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