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Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals live stream feat. Daigo, Xian, GamerBee, Gackt, Poongko, Humanbomb, Leslie and Dark Jiewa

Update: This story has been updated with results and battle logs for Day 1 of the Capcom Pro Tour Asia Finals.

It's finally time to wrap up the Capcom Pro Tour Asia tournaments, and see yet another skilled player qualify for the 2014 Capcom Cup. 8 players have fought, tooth and nail, in the qualifiers all around Asia, and they will now square off in first-to-3 round-robin matches, with the top two players then facing eachother in a first-to-7 set in the finals.

The players who have managed to qualify for this prestigious gathering are MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Xian, AvM|GamerBee, RZR|Gackt, Poongko, CCG|Humanbomb, Leslie and Dark Jiewa.

You can find the livestream and everything else you might need right below.

Exclusive interview! Alex Valle shares his incredibly valuable two cents on USF4's versions of Hugo and Ryu

When one discusses the founding fathers of America's Fighting Game Community there are a few names that are undoubtedly sure to come up. Amongst those names you'll almost always find Mr. Alex Valle.

Valle has paved the way and helped grow the FGC to what it is today. He is known for his contributions to both in-game strategy as well as to developing and growing the community.

He is a go-to source for sage advice for any and all up and comers. He was kind enough to give us some one on one time and discuss a few topics.

In this part one of our interview, Valle tells us why he is devoted to learning Hugo despite the fact that many are saying he is amongst the worst characters in the game. He also tells us what he thinks about the changes to Ryu and where he ranks in the tier lists.

Click the jump and check it out!

Devilish Daigo: Umehara lands Raging Demons in devastating fashion on Xian and Gackt - Highlights from Capcom Pro Tour Asia

Evil Ryu is known as a character with massive firepower when he's stocked with meter, but MCZ|Daigo Umehara has been making him look even deadlier with some very crafty uses of the fighter's kara Raging Demon in competitive matches.

Facing Razer's Gackt and Xian last night in the Capcom Pro Tour Asia event, Umehara landed multiple Raging Demons on his unsuspecting opponents.

Gackt and Xian are two phenomenal Ultra Street Fighter 4 players, and the fact Daigo was able to set them up multiple times for kara demons is quite impressive.

We've put together a set of highlights Umehara had against both players in animated gif form.

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Photo of Daigo from BeingAScrub.

Ever wanted to see Street Fighter hitboxes in an interactive video that you can skip through, slow down and rewind? Have we got a site for you...

The YouTube channel has released multiple videos highlighting the hit boxes for Hugo, Poison, Dee Jay, Rolento, T Hawk, Viper, Elena and Decapre.

Some characters have only their normal moves covered whilst others have both normals and specials.

This is certainly a useful tool for any serious Street Fighter 4 player. We hope to see more of these for the rest of the cast in the coming weeks.

Click the jump and check it out.

Vega freeze bug in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03 to be fixed by year end; Capcom has already pinpointed the cause

It's only been about a week since the Vega freeze bug was discovered in Ultra Street Fighter 4 v1.03, but already Capcom has pinpointed the root of the problem, and is currently working on a fix for it.

According to Capcom's Peter 'ComboFiend' Rosas on the Capcom Unity blog, putting together a fix for the bug will take time, but the fighting games maker expects the fix to be released by the end of the year.

Until then, ComboFiend recomends taking the following steps to resolve the situation, if you should encounter the bug.

GameStart Asia 2014 Ultra Street Fighter 4: Omega Edition exhibition stream archives feat. Daigo and Xian

Update: We've updated this story with YouTube videos highlighting some of the key moments during the stage program -- a quick introduction to some of the eight original World Warriors' new Omega move sets, the Daigo vs. Xian Omega Edition exhibition match, as well as the Daigo vs. The Public matches.

Earlier: Capcom will be announcing new DLC for Ultra Street Fighter 4 on stream today at GameStart in Singapore. We'll post the full details once everything is officially announced.

Also, MCZ|Daigo Umehara and RZR|Xian will be participating in an Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Edition exhibition match on the GameStart live stream shortly.

The action is scheduled to go down at 12 a.m. PDT, and Capcom's Yoshinori Ono will be showcasing the new mode with the help of Daigo.

You can find the live stream embed below.

Topanga B League - Results, final standings, battle logs and more, Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament

Update: This story has been updated with final results, final standings and battle logs for the entirety of Topanga B League 2014.

Today, we see the beginning of this year's Topanga B League, which will be a round robin battle between 16 top Japanese players, continuing throughout the whole month, with the goal being to get a position in the prestigious Topanga A League this year.

Participating in this year's B League, we have 16 entirely different characters being played by MCZ|Mago, MCZ|Tokido, YHC-Mochi, NISHIKIN, RZR|Itabashi Zangief, BE|Nemo, FGC|EX Pugera, YBK|Santarouman, HORI|Sako, FGC|Ooitajin, KojiKOG, Katakana de Aoki, Akutagawa, Ninomae, Sasaki and Yossan, respectively.

The top 4 places in Topanga B League will advance directly to the A League, while places #5 and #6 will square off against last year's 7th and 8th places in A League, RZR|Fuudo and Dashio, in a second round robin event for the final two A League spots, meaning that both RZR|Fuudo and Dashio are in danger of being removed from this year's A League.

Hit the jump to follow along with current standings of the Topanga B League in its 4th year running.

New costumes coming to Ultra Street Fighter 4 - wild outfits will give characters an animal redesign

A GameStart today in Singapore, Capcom announced that they'll be releasing additional costumes for the game as DLC in the future, called "Wild" outfits, it showed a handful of cast members as human-like animals.

Dudley was a bulldog, Ryu a wolf, Gen a goat, Hakan an octopus and Cammy a fox. Here's an image.

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Banner artwork from CerberusLives.

Dan hits U2 twice in one combo, Evil Ryu crosses Hugo up with air Tatsu, but lands in front - Cjbqulix's latest USF4 combo video

Cjbqulix might be the most active Ultra Street Fighter 4 combo video maker around right now.

Tonight's video focuses on characters that sit on opposite ends of the tier list. Evil Ryu and Dan star in this full-length combo exhibition and this is one you won't want to miss.

There are a number of stellar set-ups demonstrated here, including combos that utilize two Ultras in one go. You'll also want to check out the strange combo that involves Evil Ryu landing a cross up Tatsu on Hugo, but has the high-flying Shoto land in front of the giant grappler, continue the combo with a sick juggle.

Catch all of the action after the jump.

VRyu KOs a taunting opponent in 10 seconds, a sea of Hadoukens devour Vega: LiangHuBBB's Comeback Compilation ep. 39

Are you a fan of watching clips where players rise back from the brink of K.O. and score a victory despite all odds? We are too, and thankfully LiangHuBBB returns today with another comeback compilation for us all to enjoy.

In this appropriately named montage, you will find a number of amazing comebacks in games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, and more.

Keep your eyes peeled for the footage of VRyu completely destroying his opponent who taunted after bring the Makoto player down to a pixel without being hit. Also, be sure to watch for the Rainbow Edition clip where Ryu locks down Vega with a tidal wave of Hadoukens, leading to Claw's inevitable demise.

You'll find all that and more in LiangHuBBB's latest compilation below.

Exclusive interview! Low Ti3r God discusses his grudge match with Viscant outside Super Arcade

Wednesday Night Fights was... intense this week to say the least.

The tournament itself didn't get started until 11pm PST because the night kicked off with the most heated grudge match to date. Featuring Evo 2011 Marvel vs Capcom 3 champion BT|Viscant and Low Ti3r God in a first to ten set in Ultra Street FIghter 4.

The grudge started a few weeks back when LTG, known for his 'uncensored and in your face' attitude, insulted Viscant via social media. Viscant responded with a money match challenge for $200.

The match itself was hype enough but the exchanges before and afterwards were what really set the night on fire. Both players seemed to seethe pure, unadulterated hatred for one another.

I was able to catch up with Low Ti3r God after the match to get his thoughts on the whole situation. The crowd is a bit noisy but that's the Super Arcade ambiance for you. Also, the interview is just a bit NSFW.

Click the jump and check it out!

Ryu's nifty new parry and Dhalsim's invincible chop attack: An intro to USF4 Omega mode changes ft. Ken, E. Honda, Chun-Li, Blanka, Zangief, and Guile

ComboFiend over on Capcom Unity has shared a glimpse at some of the changes set to appear in Ultra Street Fighter 4's Omega Mode.

Tonight we learn about some of the alterations being made to the original 8 world warriors. There are a number of wacky tweaks set to debut when Omega Mode drops, and this writer would be lying if he said he wasn't excited to test them all out.

Below are a couple of changes explained by ComboFiend himself.


Hanagashi: Forward + HP + HK to activate damage-nullifying armor.

Some of you will get it just by looking at the screenshot, but this is pretty close to the parry system from SFIII.

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While the move is active and after absorbing an attack, Ryu can use EX meter to deliver a follow-up strike. This gives him another form of defense in addition to the Focus Attack and is sure to completely change up his footsie approach!

Hit the jump to read about more of Ryu's changes, along with Dhalsim's invincible chop attack.

Next Level Battle Circuit #93 results ft. Dieminion, Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #93 results ft. Dieminion, Sanford Kelly, Smug, Shine, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday night, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

The games being played tonight include Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Under Night In-Birth EXE:Late, if there are enough entrants.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

Desk is back with a new combo video showcasing El Fuerte landing 26 extremely difficult hits, includes trailer of new CMV for USF4

Desk, the mastermind behind some of the most difficult to perform combos in Street Fighter 4, has put his hands to the test with El Fuerte. This time, however, he has also included up to the second notation of every single attack and motion his hands make. This coincides with him recording his stick, so you are welcome to imitate everything he does if you can.

Check out the video below to see Desk work his magic.

Yoga Tauntastrophe! Dhalsim's taunt works as a novel mixup tool in Ultra Street Fighter 4

It was always amazing in Third Strike how every taunt had some minor purpose. Sure, some were obviously more effective than others, but it felt oddly satisfying to have that extra, unique move. With Ultra Street Fighter 4, we've seen the return of a select few taunts being useful. For example, Dudley's rose is back as a corner pressure tool to help with mixups on knockdown. Dan's taunt builds meter and changes his air trajectory.

But in a surprising twist, Dhalsim can use his taunt as a mixup tool in Ultra Street Fighter 4. In the video, by activating his taunt in close range to Blanka, Dhalsim stretches into the air and leans over his opponent only to teleport to the other side before attacking. While it's certainly shocking to see, the usefulness of the trick will will likely decrease as more people see it done.

The question to its longevity is if it can be ambiguous with a slight change in Dhalsim's positioning making it difficult to tell which side he'll land on. Nonetheless, this could be the perfect way to clinch a close match with someone unfamiliar with the trick.

Check out the short video below to see it in action.

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