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Relive the hype, the salt, and the tears: EVO 2014 grand finals sets for all games now available

IGN has uploaded each and every one of the grand finals sets from EVO 2014.

Included in our story are the final bouts for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, and Killer Instinct. IGN has the remainder of the grand finals sets over on their site, including side tournaments, so be sure to check them out.

In case you happened to miss them, you can find the EVO 2014 results and battle logs here on EventHubs.

Relive the hype, the salt, and the tears from this year's EVO!

Gritty short film 'Matador' explores Vega's backstory - live action segment about Street Fighter's Spanish ninja

Chubby Boy Films, the group who did the awesome Balrog: Behind the Glory short film a few years back, put together another project which debuted at this year's EVO.

It's a gritty drama focusing on Street Fighter's sociopathic Spanish ninja, Vega.

Titled 'Matador', it follows Claw's traumatic upbringing and the pivotal sequence of events that made him into the assassin he is today.

Honda wins over Zangief, Chun-Li, M. Bison, Ryu and Ken - Honda Fit car commercial parodies Street Fighter 2's Bonus Stage

If you consider yourself a fan of Street Fighter, then you're probably familiar with Street Fighter 2's bonus stage, where your chosen character is tasked with completely thrashing a brand new car as "a test of strength".

Whatever car that's supposed to be, it must be a pretty crappy vehicle for the world warriors to be okay with completely wrecking it.

if it were a beaut -- like, say, a 2015 Honda Fit -- then the world warriors couldn't possibly bear to tear it apart. Or at least, that appears to be the message these two Honda Fit X Street Fighter commercials that we've embedded below are driving at.

Just plain weird: Capcom developed Street Fighter 'whack-a-mole' game emulated in MAME

All sorts of interesting things have been created by Capcom through the years based on the Street Fighter franchise, but one that may not have caught your attention was SF: Ken Sei Mogura.

Basically, it's Whack-a-mole Street Fighter, where you knock Bison in the head(s) instead of a mole, while your fighter hits the on-screen opponent using Street Fighter 2's engine.

Just to prove this thing actually existed, you can find two videos below. One shows the emulated port of the game running in MAME, and the other is the real life version, complete with a guy whacking away at M. Bison's heads trying to beat Chun-Li.

What if Street Fighter 2 had an open-world element? Saturday Night Live Korea skit explores 'GTA Street Fighter' idea

When Street Fighter 2, the game most commonly credited for bringing about a fighting game boom, was released back in the early 1990s, open-world games had not yet been in vogue. Heck, the genre might not have even been invented yet.

But what if open-world games came along at an earlier time in history, and had become popular by around the time Street Fighter 2 was released?

And what if, to better capture the minds of gamers in that what-if scenario, the developers implemented an open-world element to Street Fighter 2?

The crew has put together a hilarious skit that explores exactly that.

Although this skit originally aired on a much older episode of the show, thanks to the power of the Internet, YouTube user Bumdidlyumptious2 has brought us this curious oddity from the South Korean show, complete with English subtitles.

Mr. Street Fighter himself discusses matches vs. Daigo, John Choi & more - Alex Valle Spring Fighter sit down covers his FGC history

If you played Street Fighter back in the Alpha days and followed the competitive scene at all, you knew Alex Valle.

One of the most successful and storied Street Fighter players ever, Level|Up's Alex Valle sat down with Seth Killian at Spring Fighter 2014 to discuss some of his most high profile match ups through the years, including the rivalry with John Choi, and his Alpha 3 championship set against Daigo Umehara.

Valle is one of the most influential people in the FGC's entire history, and on a personal level, he's one of the individuals who helped inspire me to start EventHubs.

Uncle Valle demonstrated how incredibly competitive and deep these games could be, and to this very day he's ushering in a new generation of players, teaching and providing them with a place to improve at Wednesday Night Fights.

When you can spare the time, I'd highly recommend watching this discussion. It's a long one, clocking in at one hour and 43 minutes, but it covers many of the origins of this scene we all have so much passion for.

So sit back and grab some popcorn and beverage of choice, and enjoy the show. There are some really terrific stories told here.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist now available on Machinima, watch all 12 episodes at your leisure

It's been a long wait, but it's finally here. Who would've thought, a few years ago when it first appeared, that one really cool YouTube video would spawn a whole miniseries chronicling the journey of Ryu and Ken? Not this writer, at least.

But the time is here, and all episodes are now available. Hit the jump to check out the official livestream showing all of the episodes in a row, as well as a link to where you can watch them in your own time, as you please.

Daigo was 'disappointed' when he won Japan's national tournament for Street Fighter 2 at age 15, talks about 1998 match against Alex Valle on radio

Last month, MCZ|Daigo was invited to be a guest on NHK1's radio show, Suppin Interview.

While on the show, Daigo answered questions submitted by listeners, and also talked about a number of topics with the radio show's hosts -- one of which being his thoughts at the time when he became a national Street Fighter champion at the age of 15, and the world champion at 17.

Female radio host: How did you feel when you became the national champion when you were 15? You must have been thrilled!

Daigo: Hmmm... I can't really say that I felt that way.

Find out why -- as well as Daigo's thoughts going into the match with Alex Valle in 1998 -- after the jump.

Triple threat: Tiers launched for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and HD Remix

Keeping with our tier progression, we've rolled out our next listings for three games. Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix.

In the case of SSF2T, we've added spots for all of the "Old" characters, e.g. the SSF2 version of these fighters in SSF2T.

In both the SF2 games, we've omitted Akuma from our tier lists, as he's banned in tournament play.

If you're knowledgeable about these games, please head on in and vote on the match ups.

Tiers for Street Fighter 3 Third Strike
Tiers for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo
Tiers for Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix

Toryuken 3 results, stream archive feat. Justin Wong, K-Brad, Chi-Rithy, RayRay, Noel Brown and more

Updated with live results from day three of Toryuken 3: We're adding the results from the finals day of Toryuken 3 into this story. Hit the jump to view them.

Toryuken 3 is taking place in Toronto, Ontario this weekend and the live stream is already underway.

A myriad of different games are being played at this event, including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Blazblue: Chrono Phantasma, and many more.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|K-Brad, CCG|Chi-Rathy, UVG|Noel Brown, CTRL|RayRay, Ed Ma, MTLSF|Snafoo, and more are expected to compete this weekend.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and tournament schedule.

First look at Akuma in Street Fighter Assassin's Fist, also Catalyst takes his shirt off for a photo

Joey Ansah, one of the main people behind Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist will also be playing Akuma in the live action series.

You might recognize Ansah from The Bourne Ultimatum where he played Desh and had some really sick action sequences alongside Matt Damon.

The Assassin's Fist crew recently offered their first clear look at Akuma in the series, after he's undergone his transformation. While he's been shown a number of other times, it's often been with dark lighting, or out of focus, and this is a very clear look at him.

There are also other images of the production available which we've thrown in for good measure, plus the third shot is of me below with my shirt off — not Christian Howard as Ken holding a bow, as many would naturally assume.

East Coast Throwdown 2014 results and stream archives

Update: This story has been updated with final results for East Coast Throwdown 2014.

East Coast Throwdown 2014 is happening this weekend in Secaucus, New Jersey, finishing up Sunday evening.

There are multiple games being played like SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Injustice, KI, P4A, SSF2T, SFxT and Doa5U, and many more.

Some of the notable players in attendance include: EG|Justin Wong, GG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, EMP|IFC Yipes, RG|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EMP|Sanford Kelly, PIE|Smug, RG|Rico Suave, CTRL|RayRay, PIE|Zeus, AG|Demon Hyo, CTRL|Unkn0wn, EDC|TrueLionHeart, PIE|Poem, BT|MarlinPie, XAN|DJ Huoshen, EMP|JRosa and CTRL|Flux.

Also, an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test is taking place at this event, and once again, Decapre will be playable.

Hit the jump to view the live video streams and schedule.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist official trailer released, series set to begin May 23rd on Machinima

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist has had some very dedicated people working on it for quite some time, and it seems like we're finally due to see the results of their hard work.

A official trailer for the series was released today, and announced that the series will premiere on May 23rd on Machinima.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

Northwest Majors VI results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Tokido, K-Brad, PR Balrog, FChamp, NuckleDu, Nemo, Abegen & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for multiple games.

Northwest Majors VI kicks off today from Des Moines, Washington, and the event will run all the way through the weekend. This major tournament is the next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour, and a plethora of different games will be competed in, including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and more.

As with any major, many top-level players are expected to compete. MCZ|Tokido, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|NuckleDu, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, BE|Nemo, BE|Abegen, BE|KaneBlueRiver, MMG|Apologyman, EMP|Mew2King, Bokkin, Bronson Tran, Mr. Naps, JustFramesJames, and many more are set to take part in this event.

Northwest Majors VI marks the first stateside event where the public can try out Ultra Street Fighter 4's Decapre. A USF4 location test will be running throughout the weekend, so anyone in attendance can get their hands on the upcoming update.

A first-to-10 King of Fighters 13 exhibition is set to take place between Tokido and Reynald, along with other side events.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

'I fought in the No-Gun War of 1963', Joel McHale's Guile explains discrepancies in his backstory in Pete Holmes' newest Street Fighter skit

Pete Holmes keeps moving through the world warriors one at a time, and now it's become Guile's turn to make an argument for why he's fit for the World Warrior tournament.

Community lead actor Joel McHale takes on the role of Guile, and does his best to explain how doing flashy backflips managed to win a war for the United States of America.

Hit the jump to check out the video.


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