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Trouble beating Daigo, Sako, PR Balrog, and every other Evil Ryu out there? This quick tutorial on stopping Axe Kick pressure may save your life

Evil Ryu has had a sudden resurgence in popularity since the release of USF4, and the master of the dark hadou is popping up everywhere from ranked matches to being the secondary or tertiary character for many prominent players on the tournament scene today. MCZ|Daigo, EG|PR Balrog, HORI|Sako, and even GG|NYChrisG have been known to play E. Ryu in recent times, and the character can already be tough to beat without these Street Fighter behemoths playing him. So how do you beat Evil Ryu?

Well, Bafael continues to belt out tutorial after tutorial for Ultra Street Fighter 4, and today's feature may prove quite useful to you active tournament/online players out there.

This video provides us with an Axe Kick analysis, explaining the uses of each version of the attack. Being that this special move is often used by Evil Ryu players as a pressure tool, it can prove very helpful to learn which can be punish, which can be interrupted, and how to stop the others.

Check out the video below, and learn how to stop being Axe Kicked to death by Evil Ryu.

Daigo brings the dark hadou against Elena, Poongko's Seth tries to out mix-up Dudley, and Smug fights in a battle of the boxers in these USF4 replays

In this latest set of Ultra Street Fighter 4 replays, MCZ|Daigo is spotted taking his Evil Ryu against the incredibly tricky Elena. Both characters are capable of inflicting some serious damage on one another through their mix-ups, so the fights go quickly.

Equally, or perhaps even more deadly of a fight can be seen between Poonko's Seth and UGP HJM's Dudley. Can Poongko's mind games overcome Dudley's insane damage and stun output?

Finally, we have PIE|Smug take OSV305's Balrog into the ring to see who will take home the fight money and honor.

Check out the videos below to enjoy this latest batch of top-level replays.

Don't count Cody out yet in Ultra Street Fighter 4 – Latest Olympic Gaming Spotlight features top level-play by PAGEDALE

Olympic Gaming is back with another quality spotlight, this time with talented Cody player Pagedale.

PAGEDALE's Cody is marked by applying constant pressure. Throughout the replays against Not Vinnie and qBair, you'll notice he hardly gives his opponents the chance to breathe.

In one particular match against All in Five, who is the number one ranked Ryu online, the Cody player actually manages to never let off his own attack while simultaneously shutting down every attempt his adversary makes to launch a counter-offensive.

As always, a text interview has been included in the video's description.

Hit the jump to watch PAGEDALE show that Cody still has what it it takes to compete in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

First Duck Hunt high-level tournament play – Super Smash Bros. 3DS replays featuring Chibo, Nyani, NAKAT, and Nairo

CLASH has uploaded some footage from a recent tournament of Super Smash Bros. 3DS.

The first replay features CT|Chibo (R.O.B.) versus Nyani (Mario). Despite it being early in the life of the game, the matches play out at a fairly high level. Also, for those of us only with the Demo, it might be an excellent idea to take notes and get a head start as Nyani shows off her Mario.

The second has Chibo putting his R.O.B. against RJ's Duck Hunt Dog. It's especially a treat for seeing some of the most recently revealed characters in action. The third video, and the grand finals set, has NAKAT's Megaman and Lil Mac going against Nairo's Zelda.

What ties these tournament videos together extremely well is the commentary. For those of us from the Street Fighter scene looking to figure out the ins and outs of competitive Smash Bros., these replays give some fantastic insight into the latest entry.

Check out the videos below for some excellent commentary and even better Smash play.

'I never get outplayed, except when I play Mike Ross!' - K-Brad shows his Dhalsim skills in Ultra Excellent Adventures ep. 31, pt. 2

The Cross Counter boys are back with the latest installment of their Ultra Excellent Adventures featuring EG|K-Brad.

Today we witness K-Brad's Dhalsim skills as he goes up against a high-pressure Dan player. The Evil Genius also makes it known in this episode that he never gets outplayed, except when he is matched up against the incomparable Mike "Mike Ross" Ross.

Gootecks and Mike stick with their guns here, playing Yun and Hugo respectively. Ross tries to provide his Excellent Adventures co-host with some match-up advice, but it doesn't go so well...

"Just hit him with the Kazunoko: do some jabs, then randomly Red Focus!"

Ultra Excellent Adventures episode 31, part 2 is only a click away. So what are you waiting for?!

Julio's tier rankings for Yun in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Today we have another Ultra Street Fighter 4 tier ranking for you to check out. Using the tiers section right here on EventHubs, MMG|Julio has cast his votes for Yun in the latest iteration in the series.

For those who may be unfamiliar, Julio is an incredibly strong Yun player from Northern California. Just last month, Julio scored second place at the NorCal Fight Club League, placing only below EG|Ricky Ortiz.

Hit the image below to see where Julio feels Yun stacks up against the rest of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 cast. Feel free to let us know in the comments if you agree with this list or not, and why.


Click image for Julio's Yun tier ranking

You can also check out some of our past tier lists from other prominent players below.

Kelvin Jeon's Hugo / BJ Unchained's Cody tier rankings
Veloc1raptor's Gouken tier ranking
Mike Ross' E Honda tier ranking

Be sure to follow Julio over on Twitter.

Sagat starts combo with F+HK on grounded opponent, Seth's Super makes him invincible up close: Unknown, obscure, and ridiculous USF4 shennanigans

Our friend Sarif2soon sent us a new Ultra Street Fighter 4 compilation that gives us a closer look at a myriad of peculiar set-ups and happenings that can be recreated in the game.

In this video, we see that Sagat can begin a combo using his forward heavy kick when he gets a counter hit on Dhalsim during his Yoga Tower. Typically, this attack is used to juggle an airborne opponent.

Additionally, Seth's Super properties are explored, and we learn that the game's final boss has extra invincibility during the animation if the opponent is attacking from point-blank range.

There's quite a bit more to see including Ryu's cross over ground Tatsu, Seth cross ups on Zangief, and more. Hit the jump to check out Sarif's latest USF4 montage.

Daigo vs. Justin Wong USF4 rematch scheduled for TGS - Who will emerge a champion?

Mad Catz and Twitch are teaming up to host a rematch between longtime rivals MCZ|Daigo Umehara and EG|Justin Wong.

The Ultra Street Fighter 4 exhibition will take place at the Tokyo Game Show, which runs Sept. 18th through the 21st, so fans should expect a full announcement with the start time and date soon.

Other players are currently being invited to participate in their own exhibitions, and the USF4 TGS tournament itself is said to be stacked with top notch competitors, so this should be a very exciting weekend.

We're curious who you think will win the exhibition between these two ferocious competitors. You can find a poll below.

Daigo's amazing 'download' ability in action - long set vs. Ace Eirin/Blue Emblem (Guile) in Ultra Street Fighter 4

One of Japan's top Guile players, Ace Eirin (also known as Blue Emblem on Xbox Live), recently played a long set of ranked matches against MCZ|Daigo while he was streaming on Nico Video.

Daigo has said before that Guile is a bad match-up for Evil Ryu. And that does certainly seem the case as Ace Eirin manages to score some convincing 2-0 games against The Beast without much difficulty.

Initially, the two top players appear to be quite evenly matched, with each player scoring one to two consecutive games before losing to the other.

But at some point in this long set, Daigo's "download" was completed, and he proceeded to rack up a bit of a win streak on Ace Eirin. Check out the long set below.

Hugo can armor cancel into his Ultra 1, SPD and many other moves - This tutorial from Ryu Apprentice shows you how he got to be NUMBAH ONE

If there's one thing we know about Hugo, it's that he's NUMBAH ONE. According to himself, at least. People who've tried him out in Ultra Street Fighter 4 seem to largely disagree, and while this might not tip the scales for him, it's certainly one point in his favor.

Thanks to our ever-working lab monster RyuApprentice, we've got a new video which details armor canceling for Hugo and ways to make it work well, including some other tips and tricks for the ginormous grappler. Check it out in full below.

How are top players faring with their character choices in Ultra? USF4 replays ft. Daigo, Smug, Dieminion, Poongko, YHC-Mochi, OMH, F-Word and more

Everyone's had some time to get acquainted with Ultra Street Fighter 4 now, so it's safe to assume that most players are at a somewhat comfortable level with their characters, whether it's their old main with new changes or somebody entirely new.

But how is the struggle proceeding for these champions? Get a small taste of their recent matches with some fresh replays from FinestFighters.

Thaiger Uppercut 2014 results, battle logs and stream archive ft. Xian, Gackt, Bonchan, Mago, Gamerbee, Humanbomb and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Previously: Thaiger Uppercut is taking place this weekend in Bangkok, Thailand, and a number of notable players from all over Asia, as well as CCG|Lap Chi, have made their way to Sagat's home turf for the Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament.

From Singapore, we have RZR|Xian and RZR|Gackt representing. Taiwan and Hong Kong are represented by AVM|Gamerbee and CCG|Humanbomb respectively.

There's also an entire contingent of players hailing from Japan in attendance: Bonchan, MCZ|Mago, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, Eita and KSK.

Other than USF4, the other two main games at the event are King of Fighters 13 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Check out the live stream and schedule embedded below.

Mago will use Yang in Topanga League – Watch as he previews his ability with the younger twin in this replay footage from Thaiger Uppercut

Yun has been getting most of the attention in Ultra Street Fighter 4. With his buffs and use of Red Focus, all eyes have been on the older of the twins.

However, don't count Yang out. In this latest footage from Thaiger Uppercut 2014, MCZ|Mago shows off the Yang he's been preparing for Topanga League. The result is a match that makes the younger brother look like an offensive juggernaut, especially when utilizing long combo strings and FADC.

Hit the jump to watch this "2D god" preview his Yang.

Combo Ultra 2 after Decapre's overhead and learn about her match-up against Evil Ryu Dragon Ball Z style in these USF4 tutorials

Do you want more options from your overhead? Do you have nightmares of the Evil Ryu army, led by general EG|PR Balrog, as they come to beat down your Decapre?

Can you only understand information if it's been entirely remastered with Dragon Ball Z music? Well, you can worry no more thanks to these two tutorial videos.

The first, by Kx, is a detailed guide on how to fight against Evil Ryu as Decapre. It gives exact frame data followed by the corresponding move you should take to punish his pokes and specials. For reasons beyond my understanding, the entire tutorial is done in the style of a Dragon Ball Z episode.

The second video is a brief combo by Bafael showcasing the kind of damage Decapre can get after a meaty overhead.

Watch the videos below to support the fight against the Evil Ryu army and capitalize on your overheads.

Cammy hits Red Focus against Dudley's EX Cross Counter then punishes it with Ultra 2, Chun-Li shows off RFADC, and more in this USF4 combo video

With the addition of Red Focus, combo video makers have been deeply exploring Ultra Street Fighter 4's potential. In this latest compilation, Cjbqulix really shows off the beauty of RFADC.

Going further than just that, he uses such ideas as having Decapre's Ultra 1 work in Seth's favor by having it cancel attack animations shortly after they hit.

Though some of it may seem impractical in actual matches (as one combo seems to require cooperation from the opponent), many of them shine light onto what many characters can do in the latest iteration of Street Fighter 4.

Hit the jump to watch some stunning combos performed with the humble Playstation 3 controller.


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