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Is Dimps recruiting for Street Fighter 5? Capcom working with the developer on a new next-generation fighting game project

Capcom and Dimps are currently in search of talented software enginners, CG designers and video game planners to work on a new fighting game for next-generation platforms, a front page ad on recruitment site Imagica Digitalscape has revealed.

Although Dimps -- the development studio that Capcom commissioned to make Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4 -- was not involved in the development work for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has recently made the studio an offer to make a new fighting game that utilizes the latest cutting-edge technology, Dimps director Takashi Tsukamoto wrote in his address to potential applicants.

Could this new next-generation fighting game project be Street Fighter 5?

The title of the new game itself was not mentioned in the recruitment ad -- but maybe you can fish out some hints in the brief messages Yoshinori Ono and Takashi Tsukamoto wrote for potential applicants, translated by us below.


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PAX Prime CPT Ultra Street Fighter 4 archive, results ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Air, Sherryjenix and more

Update: Stream archive and results have been added to the story. The tournament starts from 05:56:00 in the archive.

Previously: Just in case Summer Jam 8, Shadaloo Showdown 2014, the Isshuu Sengeki Cup Osaka qualifiers in Japan and Hong Kong Esports Tournament haven't provided you with enough Ultra Street Fighter 4 action this weekend, here comes PAX Prime with a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event tournament for your viewing pleasure.

Players in attendance at the PAX Prime CPT tournament include EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, CCG|Air and GG|Sherryjenix.

Luffy vs. Valmaster: Who is the better player? Find out definitively in this first-to-10 Ultra Street Fighter 4 set

GL|Valmaster may have defeated MD|Luffy at VS Fighting 4 to earn a spot at this year's Capcom Cup in December, along with the title of one of the world's best Ultra Street Fighter 4 players, sure.

But maybe it was a fluke. You know how it is with short sets at tournaments. With a first-to-2 (first-to-3 for the grand finals) format, if you've prepared just the right number of shenanigans, you could potentially even steal a match from a more experienced player.

With a first-to-10, however, that's less likely to happen. Players can react to their opponents' tactics over the course of the set, and their play styles can evolve to better suit fighting one particular opponent.

About a week after VS Fighting 4, MD|Luffy and GL|Valmaster faced off against one another in an epic first-to-10 on French Web program GamingLive TV1.

Who will come out on top? Find out in the video embed below; the set starts at around 09:38.

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.

Xian loses to commentator's curse, Dudley anti-airing with rose throw taunt - LianHuBBB's Funny & Cool Moments Ep. 86

LiangHuBBB is back with another installment in his Funny & Cool Moments series of montage videos.

In this new episode, Dudley successfully anti-airs with his "throw rose" taunt three times in a row, Xian puts on his commentator's hat while playing on Xbox Live and finds himself losing due to his own commentator's curse, plus amazing resets and funny glitches galore, presented through a wide variety of fighting games.

There's a bit of Killer Instinct here, some SoulCalibur V there, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat, Injustice, Dead or Alive 5, and more. Even niche titles like Koihime Musou gets its fair share of attention.

Can FlashMetroid land Dudley's UC1 as Juri charges a fireball? Find out in Ultra Excellent Adventures of Gootecks & Mike Ross Ep. 29

Thie new episode of Ultra Excellent Adventures starts things off on a high note, right off the bat.

Weary of putting out a lackluster performance in his matches, FlashMetroid decides to step it up, and bravely goes where no Ultra Excellent Adventures warrior has trekked before: he proclaims that he land Dudley's UC1 (Rolling Thunder) on his opponent, Juri Han, as she is charging up her Fuhajin fireball this game.

That prompts Gootecks and Mike Ross to bring out the big guns: fresh, crispy green, American dollar bills. Will FlashMetroid be able to pull it off?

It's the most high-octane episode yet; Ultra Excellent Adventures like you've never seen it before. Watch the new episode via the video embed below.

Shadowloo Showdown 2014 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. GamerBee, Ryan Hart, Filipino Champ, Rico Suave, Armada, Shungoku Neurosis and more

Updated: This story has been updated with results and battle logs for day 2 of Shadowloo Showdown.

Once more, it's time for the biggest tournament of the year down under -- Shadowloo Showdown is taking place in Melbourne, Australia for the fifth year running, and a lot of notable people are set to show up.

Among the registered entrants, we have AvM|Gamerbee, DIG|Ryan Hart, Filipino Champ, MOR|Rico Suave, EMP|Armada, Shungoku Neurosis, Latif, BE|Abegen, RF, KOK, Shiro, Lucky and many more.

Games set to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Project M, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Dive Kick.

You can find the live stream below.

Dieminion vs. 5000PP Evil Ryu, PR Balrog lands an unlikely Red Focus Attack - USF4 replays also ft. Tampa Bison, VRyu Sensei, Vivi and Reiketsu

Today we've got a fresh batch of Ultra Street Fighter 4 replays straight from Xbox Live (as well as Steam, for that one EG|PR Balrog video), all of which provided courtesy of i Shoryuken.

In this batch of replays, we see one of the finest Guile players in the world, Dieminion, take on the #2 Evil Ryu and #6 overall player on Xbox Live, SUS OTC Punk. It's an incredible match with excellent footsies on display from both players, so be sure not to miss that.

There's also a great moment where PR Balrog lands an unlikely Red Focus Attack, a match where VRyu Sensei lands Makoto's command grab three times in a row, as well as replays featuring Tampa Bison, Vivi and Reiketsu.

Kuroda plays Ibuki, Alex in 1st-to-10 Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike sets against Kaeru (Dudley), Macchi (Akuma)

It's been a while since we caught up with Weekly Playboy News's "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" series of columns.

In the latest two installments of the column, Kuroda plays some Alex and Ibuki in first-to-ten sets against his pals Kaeru (Dudley) and Macchi (Akuma), respectively, in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As always, the videos in each installment are accompanied by a lengthy chat between a WPB News editor and Kuroda on the latter's good old days -- let us know if that's something you'd be interested in; we just might circle back to this in the near future to bring you some summarized excerpts from the interviews.

In the meantime, enjoy these great SF3:3S sets, and a bonus set in Ultra Street Fighter 4 where Kuroda Ryu) takes on Jyobin (Ryu).

2nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament USF4 archive, results ft. Xian, Humanbomb, Gameouttt and more

Earlier today, while most of you were still asleep, the 2nd Hong Kong Esports Tournament was taking place, and its Ultra Street Fighter 4 division saw many of the country's finest players (Humanbomb, Huanlin, Gameouttt, Kawing) as well as Singapore's RZR|Xian, fight it out for the top spot -- plus a wad of Capcom Pro Tour ranking points.

Although RZR|Xian did not bring out his Poison at the Capcom Pro Tour Asia (Korea qualifier) last weekend, you'll get to see the former EVO champ pull out his new side character right from the very first match of the top 8 playoffs here.

We've embedded the stream archive for the playoffs below, along with the results; Ultra Street Fighter 4 starts at 09:25:30.

USF4 2014 Japan National Tournament Isshuu Sengeki Cup Osaka qualifier archive, results ft. Fuudo, Bonchan, Kazunoko, MOV, Shimauta, Pugera and more

Update: Stream archives and results have been added to the story. Let us know in the comments if there are any matches in the archives that we should highlight (tell us the timecode for the match, and whether it's from the first, second or third embedded archive).

Earlier: Last week we saw the best Ultra Street Fighter 4 players from within and outside of Tokyo battle it out for the chance to qualify into the grand finals of Capcom and Taito's official USF4 "Isshuu Sengeki Cup" Japan national tournament in October.

This week, it's time for the best of Japan's Kansai region to strut their stuff in the Osaka qualifier, held today at the Umeda Sky Building in downtown Osaka.

Although this is the Osaka qualifier, players do not actually have to be residing in or around the area to participate. And that's why on top of Kansai's best, you'll also see other notable names like Fuudo, Bonchan, Kazunoko and others in today's tournament.

Other notable names attending the qualifier today include: MOV, Darui, Shimauta, Pugera, Amiyu, KOG, and Dashio.

The 3-on-3 tournament will go on stream first, followed by singles at 9PM PT today. Watch the stream with us via the stream embedded below.

Short documentary on Daigo: TV channel blurs out Capcom's Yoshinori Ono (but not Mad Catz's Mark Julio) in photo from EVO 2010

Mirai Theatre, a documentary program on Japanese terrestrial broadcaster Nippon TV, aired a brief segment on the life of MCZ|Daigo -- Japan's first ever pro gamer -- earlier today.

For the most part, the short documentary focused on introducing who Daigo Umehara is to a mainstream audience who knew nothing about fighting games, and did not include anything we did not already know about The Beast.

Clips from EVO 2014 were shown, including man-on-the-street interviews where EVO attendees called Daigo a "superstar" and "the Michael Jordan of fighting games", among other praises. Part of the match where Daigo lost to Filipino Champ was also shown.

But what got members in the Japanese FGC talking was not the moments from EVO 2014, or even the hook at the beginning of the program where viewers were led into thinking Daigo's annual income is over $1 million a year (in the actual interview, he said that was what top pro gamers in the world could make, and that he made way, way less than that).

It was a picture of Daigo with his hand held up by Capcom's Yoshinori Ono at EVO 2010. For some reason, Ono's face had been mosaiced out by the TV station -- but not that of Mad Catz's Mark "Markman" Julio.


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Xian vs. Poongko grand finals set; Naroks, DB Koopa and more in these Capcom Pro Tour Asia (Korea qualifier) top 8 matches

Relive the best matches played at Capcom Pro Tour Asia's Korea qualifiers with these videos that have been uploaded to the official Capcom Fighters YouTube channel this week.

The videos not only feature some of South Korea's top fighting games talent, such as Poongko, Naroks and DB Koopa, but also the EVO2013 SSF4 champ, Singapore's RZR|Xian.

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.

Next Level Battle Circuit #85 results, archive ft. Sanford Kelly, Zeus, Smug, NuckleDu, Noel Brown, Flux, Shine, and more

Next Level Battle Circuit #85 results, archive ft. Sanford Kelly, Zeus, Smug, NuckleDu, Noel Brown, Flux, 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.

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


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