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Happy birthday to the Street Fighter poster child: Ryu turns 50 today

We have had a number of readers write in to inform us that today is a very special day in the Street Fighter universe.

The wandering warrior and Street Fighter poster child, Ryu, celebrates his 50th birthday today. Now I know that many of your are thinking, "but DreamKing, Street Fighter has only been around since 1987!"

Although you are correct in stating that fact, Ryu's bio from the Super Nintendo port of Street Fighter 2 indicates that he was actually born on July 21, 1964.


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Fun fact: T. Hawk also celebrates his birthday today.

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'I don't mind playing top tier, but don't like them in UMvC3' - Justin Wong talks EVO win, top 5 characters, and more in EventHubs exclusive interview

EVO 2014 has wrapped up, and finally, the crowd favourite EG|Justin Wong has won 1st place in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

While Justin has taken several tournaments in the game with his signature team of Wolverine, Storm and Akuma, that EVO title has always been just out of reach for the veteran fighting game master.

We caught up with Justin in the wake of EVO 2014, and asked him a few questions about what it feels like to be the champ. Here's a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: Last year, you did an amazing run through top 8 of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, but fell short in the end against RG|Flocker, who took home the gold. Since then, people have been very vocal about you bringing the hype to Marvel, so all eyes were definitely on you this year, even moreso given your prestigious history with the game's predecessor. How does it feel playing on the big stage, knowing that you have so many people out there rooting specifically for you?

EG|Justin Wong: It felt really good, just because making it back on the stage for top 8 of a Marvel vs. Capcom game gave me hope, and hope for everyone else. I wanted to win really bad, and I didn't want to let people down again.

You can find the rest of Justin's answers below.

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Street Fighter X Tekken becomes Servbot X Tron Bonne?! Amazing fan mod shows everybody's favourite robot pilot cross the line

If you thought that Tron Bonne was relegated to Marvel vs. Capcom titles for fighting game appearances, think again. Thanks to the ever-amazing Street Fighter X Tekken modding community, Tron Bonne and Servbot can now both be played in the PC version of Street Fighter X Tekken.

This also uses a character addition function to expand the roster in the game, letting you add more character slots onto the game. For more details, you can check the source for the new characters at the bbbSFXT DeviantArt page.

For the video showing the lady in action, look no further than right below.

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Tekken's Katsuhiro Harada making an announcement right before EVO 2014 USF4 Finals; Yoshinori Ono will be present

Yesterday on the SrkEVO2 stream, it was mentioned that Tekken Project development team leader Katsuhiro Harada would be making an announcement on EVO Sunday.

The impending announcement was confirmed later in the day, when Harada himself tweeted an image of the updated EVO Sunday schedule, along with a message reminding members of the Tekken community (specifically Tekken) to take note.


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King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter X Tekken for under $10 each! Both games now 75% off on Xbox Live Marketplace

If you're an Xbox Live user and are looking to spice up your fighting game life with a couple of different titles, then look no further. Both King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter X Tekken are currently 75% off in the Xbox Live Marketplace.

KOF13 is part of the Ultimate Games Sale's daily deal and will only be discounted on July 8th. The digital download will only cost you $7.49 USD (cut down from its usual $29.99 price tag).

Street Fighter X Tekken, however, falls under the Xbox 360 Ultimate Games Sale's weekly deal, and will run you $9.99 USD all the way through July 14th. Both titles can be purchased by Xbox Live Gold and Silver members.

If you've got $20 to spare, you may want to consider adding these games to your library.

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PC mods: UMvC3's Nova, Tekken's Roger, Gears of War Cammy, traditional Sagat, and more in Street Fighter X Tekken

It's been a while since we've featured any Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods here on the front page, and PC Best Mods brings us some really great ones tonight.

In this assortment you'll find Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3's Nova (Ogre), Roger (Steve) from Tekken, Cammy dressed as a Gears of War soldier, Sagat in Adon's traditional Muay Thai getup, and more.

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Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, Mike Ross, PR Balrog, Ryan Hart, KBR and more

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

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 10 kicks off today over in Chicago, Illinois, and will run throughout the entire weekend.

We can expect some great fighting game action at this event, as titles such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Project M, and many more will be competed in.

Players participating in the tournament include EG|Justin Wong, GG|NYChrisG, Mike Ross, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, Ryan Hart, FNATIC|Perfect Legend, LU|Alex Valle, CJ Truth, CORN|Sethlolol, CTRL|RayRay, CCG|Air, 801 Strider, BE|KaneBlueRiver, and many, many others.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams and a weekend schedule.

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General news roundup: Skullgirls' Fukua now available, King of Fighters 13 100% combos, 14 fancy Pandora combos in SFxT and more

Quite a bit of news/tech has been sent to us this past week, so instead of posting a bunch of rapid fire stories, we thought we'd round it all up in one spot for everyone to check out. This week's general roundup features Skullgirls Encore, Street Fighter X Tekken, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate.

First up, Skullgirls Encore added some new content via an automatic update. Players on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and PC now have full, playable access to Fukua, the Filia clone that was originally intended to merely be an April Fool's joke.

Fukua's story mode has been added, along with two new stages: The Glass Canopy and Nightmare Crest. Several bug fixes and balance changes have also been implemented.

Editor's note: Fukua can be found by moving the cursor to the right of Big Band on the character select screen. Her portrait will not be visible until you hover over her.

Hit the jump for more fighting game news/tech.

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PC mods: Michelle Chang, Juri as Leifang, Blue Mary, Scorpion, Cross Edge Morrigan, and more - SFxT/SSF4 AE v2012

Video Games Best Mods brings us some fresh PC mod footage from both Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken. In this assortment you'll find Mortal Kombat's Scorpion (Lars), Michelle Chang (Julia), Dead or Alive's Leifang (Juri), King of Fighters' Blue Mary (Cammy), and Darkstalkers' Morrigan from Cross Edge (Lili).

Below are some images of these mods to get you started, and you'll find each of them in action after the jump.


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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.

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Tiers for Street Fighter X Tekken launched on EventHubs

We've launched a new game for our tiers app, Street Fighter X Tekken.

Users have the ability to vote on each of the game's match ups, plus there are new discussion areas where you can talk about each of the bouts.

If you're knowledgeable about Street Fighter X Tekken, please get in there and vote on the match ups you're familiar with. Please keep in mind that this section updates once an hour, so keep checking back to see how the tiers are taking shape.

It's the wild west when a tier section is first launched, just a few votes can have a drastic impact on the list, but over time the picture gets much more defined and normalized. Please be patient as the list shapes up, and try not to freak out if things look a little odd at first.

We'll have tiers for another new game launched in the near future, usually every four or five days. Stay tuned.

Dhalsim's fire shoots through Vega, a KO'd Spinal throws Sabrewulf: LiangHuBBB returns with Funny and Cool Moments ft. USF4, KI, and more

LiangHuBBB is back with a fresh installment of his Funny and Cool Moments video series.

Marking the 84th installment, this compilation is jam-packed with crazy clips from a variety of games, such as Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter X Tekken, Guilty Gear, Ultra Street Fighter 4, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcpm 3.

Hit the jump to check out the latest episode of Funny and Cool Moments.

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PC mods: Wrestler Chun-Li, Christie cosplaying as Elena, Final Fantasy's Rikku, and more in SFxT/SSF4 AE v2012

Video Games Best Mods brings us some new Street Fighter X Tekken and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 PC mod footage. In today's batch, we have Chun-Li donning a wrestling getup, Christie cosplaying as Elena, school uniform Makoto, Final Fantasy X-2's Rikku (Cammy), and more.

Below are images showing off each of the mods, but you'll find the video clips after the break.


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NorCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, K-Brad, Infiltration, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for all days of NorCal Regionals 2014.

The second premier event of Capcom Pro Tour is finally upon us, namely NorCal Regionals 2014, and the lineup is stacked.

Games set to headline the event include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 13.

There's no shortage of top players, either. Big names expected to attend the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, Infiltration, RG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mike Ross, AS|Reynald, BE|KaneBlueRiver and many, many more.

Stream duties are being handled by Team Spooky, CapcomFighters, iPlaywinner and NYCFurby.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream and event schedule.

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Elena's almost unblockable setup in Street Fighter X Tekken, weird glitch results when used with other characters

When using Elena's Heavy Kick Lynx Tail attack in Street Fighter X Tekken, auto-guard doesn't kick in because of a gap in the move.

LordWilliam1234 took advantage of this fact and used to it create a near unblockable setup when Elena is coupled with Abel.

He said that, "You can make it so the opponent pretty much has to just-frame guard in order to block it properly, and even if they do block it, they take normal damage from one of the hits despite the fact that they end in a guard state."

Because of the odd properties of Elena's move, it also causes the game to glitch out a bit when it is performed in conjunction with Nina, Juri and Akuma's overheads, as the character still manages to be hit by one attack, but then they immediately return to a guard state.

This definitely isn't game-breaking, but it's an interesting setup none the less. You'll find both videos after the break.

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