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Final Round 17 results, battle logs and stream archive feat. Infiltration, GamerBee, Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Ryan Hart and more

Updated with day 3 results: This story has been updated with final results for Final Round 17.

Final Round 17 is happening this weekend, and besides the final character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 being officially unveiled, there's also a lot going on with the tournament itself.

The event features a multitude of games, and several top players, including Infiltration, AVM|GamerBee, EG|Justin Wong, GG|NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, Ryan Hart, FNEX|K-Brad, EMP|NuckleDu, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|IFC Yipes, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Wolfkrone and more.

This event also houses the Curleh Mustache Battle Royale Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament, so the hype is sure to be through the roof. For the full rundown, check out our official preview.

Hit the jump for the tournament live streams.

Final Round 17 preview: Infiltration, GamerBee, K-Brad, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, NuckleDu - 5th character reveal, USF4 location test

This is going to be a very exciting weekend for fighting game fans, as Final Round 17 is happening in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 5th character for Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be officially unveiled, there will be a location test for the game, plus more live streams than you can shake a stick at.

Also, there will be a ton of great fighting game tournaments featuring players like Infiltration, AVM|GamerBee, FNEX|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|NuckleDu, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|IFC Yipes, EMP|Flocker, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Wolfkrone and more.

For a complete breakdown of Final Round 17, hit the jump to view our preview.

PC mods: Bad Box Art Mega Man X, Sackboy, Tekken's Leo, and VOLuS from Mass Effect join the Street Fighter X Tekken battle

Video Games Best Mods brings us footage of some sleek new Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods. Each of these alternate skins is quite creative, and some incorporate an impressive amount of detail.

In this batch we have Tekken's Leo, Bad Box Art Mega Man X, Little Big Planet's Sackboy, and VOLuS from the Mass Effect series. Below are a few images and screen-caps to get you started.


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You can see these PC mods in action after the jump.

Tokido knows how to nail a slam dunk - Funny and Cool Moments Episode 83 shows crazy Sean shenanigans, unbelievable game bugs and more

As always, you can count of LiangHuBBB to bring content to the people.

Today, we have a new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series, showcasing things such as MCZ|Tokido's masterful Sean play in 3rd Strike, game-breaking bugs all over the place and the reason why Guy wears Nike sneakers.

Hit the jump to check it out.

A dictator and a soldier in perfect harmony - Latest highlight reel from Olympic Gaming focuses on TampaBison's SFxT play with M. Bison and Rolento

EMP|Tampa Bison is certainly no slouch in Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, but some people might have forgotten that he's a true force to be reckoned with in Street Fighter X Tekken v2013.

Thankfully, Olympic Gaming have treated us to a great player spotlight featuring Tampa Bison doing what he does best.

Hit the jump to check out the video.

SoCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, Gamerbee, ChrisG, Wao, Michael-tan, PR Balrog & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with final results from SCR 2014, including battle logs and other notes, plus stream archives. Hit the jump to view them.

SoCal Regionals 2014 is kicking off today, and will be running from February 28 - March 2 in Irvine, California. This event is going to be huge with 20 tournament games, and a slew of amazing players in attendance.

Players expected to compete include Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, AVM|Gamerbee, NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, FNEX|K-Brad, Wao, YBK|Michael-tan, CCG|Chi-Rithy, EG|fLoE, Knives, CTRL|RayRay, MMG|ApologyMan, BT|Angelic, EMP|NuckleDu, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Snake Eyez, NGL|Chris, iPeru, NGL|Marq Teddy, FRQ|Filipin0man, Damdai, and many others.

Additionally, SCR will be holding an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test that is open to attendees. A special exhibition is also taking place this weekend, featuring Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, AVM|Gamerbee, Chris King, Snake Eyez, Wao, and YBK|Michael-tan.

Hit the jump to check out the results, battle logs, event schedule and more.

Registration numbers by game for the SoCal Regionals 2014, SSF4 AE v2012 leads pack

Registration for the SoCal Regionals 2014 tournament has closed, and the signup numbers for all 20 games are in.

900 competitors will be participating in one of the top FGC majors of 2014 this weekend, but if you're curious how the game-by-game breakdown goes, we have those details.

Also, if you'd like to signup on site, emergency registration will be available. You can find a complete rundown of all of this information, plus overall event info, after the jump.

16 reasons to love and 15 reasons to hate Chun-Li - New list from ScrewAttack details the best and worst points for the First Lady of fighting games

Love her or hate her, it's hard to deny that Chun-Li is a very large part of the success of Street Fighter. Widely regarded as one of the most iconic fighting game characters, and quite possibly the most iconic female fighting game character, most, if not all, fighting game players have a personal relation to Chun-Li.

But what are your views on Chun-Li based on, exactly? In case you've forgotten, ScrewAttack are here to help you out with two different top lists. First, we have the top 16 reasons to love Chun-Li, promptly followed by the top 15 reasons to hate Chun-Li.

Hit the jump to achieve enlightenment.

PC mods: Solar Eclipse and Jurassic Era Research Facility mash-up stage, Chun-Li panda, Black Manta, and mutated Tyrant T-103

Video Games Best Mods has uploaded footage of some very slick Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods.

In this assortment, we have an awesome stage mash-up between SSF4 AE v2012's Solar Eclipse and SFxT's Jurassic Era Research Facility, Aquaman's nemesis, Black Manta (Raven), mutated Tyrant T-103 (Marduk), and Chun-Li's panda outfit in v2012.

Below are a few images of these mods, but be sure to hit the jump to see them in action.


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EX special moves and Ultras made their first appearance in Street Fighter: The Movie, the game; Alpha Counters were also included

If you've managed to get some hands-on time with any of the Street Fighter games that were released after the SF2 series, then chances are you've run into EX special moves, Alpha Counters, and Ultras at some point or another. These game mechanics are used very often in modern Street Fighter titles, and Capcom / Namco's recent crossover fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken, actually incorporated a form of all three into its gameplay.

Each of the aforementioned game mechanics has its respective game where it was originally introduced: Street Fighter Alpha (Alpha Counters), EX special moves (Street Fighter 3), and Ultras (Street Fighter 4). Or so we thought...

It may surprise you to hear that these concepts weren't actually brand new by the time those titles were officially released. A game that is only spoken about in hush tones throughout the Street Fighter community actually included these mechanics before or at around the same time as the 3 titles mentioned above.

That's right. Street Fighter: The Movie, the game, had EX special moves, and its own form of Alpha Counters and Ultras. Hit the jump, and we'll tell you all about it.

Early entrance numbers for SoCal Regionals 2014 by game - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Smash, BlazBlue and more

We checked with Level|Up to find out what the early registration numbers are for the SoCal Regionals 2014, by game. With 20 titles in the lineup, we thought it'd be interesting to see which games have attracted the most players so far.

Also, an influx of users is expected to flood in a week before registration ends, on February 23, so it's highly advised that you sign up now, or risk not being able to compete in the games you wish to play — as registration is capped.

The caps for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3 and SSBM are 256 players. KoF13, BBCP and soon Injustice will be capped at 128, so if you're interested in signing up for any of these games, you should hit the SoCal Regionals website before the brackets fill up.

Hit the jump to see the breakdown.

PC mods: Soul Calibur's Seong Mi-Na, Final Fantasy's Bahamut, Tyrant T-103, and armored Bryan in Street Fighter X Tekken

Video Games Best Mods returns with footage of more Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods. In today's batch we have Soul Calibur's Seong Mi-na, Resident Evil's Tyrant T-103, Bahamut from the Final Fantasy franchise, and Bryan sporting some nifty armor.

Below are a few collages showing off each mod, and you can find the video footage after the jump.


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Hit the jump to see these mods in motion.

Newest player spotlight from Olympic Gaming focuses on Street Fighter X Tekken, reminds us why we love to watch Sethlolol play this game

There's a reason Sethlolol made a big splash when he burst into action in Street Fighter X Tekken. A large part of it was his odd character choice, playing Kuma, a character nobody else seemed particularly interested in.

If you've forgotten how fun it was watching Sethlolol play this game, there's no need to fear - Olympic Gaming have you covered with their latest spotlight video, which shows him with his classic team of Law and Kuma in full action.

Hit the jump to check it out.

PC mods: 'Elegant Star' Poison, explorer and cowgirl Cammy, Karin, and lingerie Lili - SFxT / SSF4 AE v2012

Video Games Best Mods has uploaded quite a few new videos featuring footage of some slick Street Fighter X Tekken and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 PC mods.

In today's assortment, you'll find 'Elegant Star' Poison, Cammy dressed as an explorer and a cowgirl, Karin (Sakura), and lingerie Lili. Below are some images of the mods for you to view.


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Hit the jump to check out the mods in action.

Blocking? Running away? There's no escape: Team RnK has unbelievable coordination with their Cross Assault combos / setups - SFxT montage

Team RnK (Ichigo, and Lucius) have been prime contributors in the act of keeping Street Fighter X Tekken going strong. Playing a wide variety of characters, these two definitely have a deep understanding of the game.

Ssf4evo put together a compilation that gives us a look at the most coordinated SFxT team we've ever seen. As the video shows, once these players activate Cross Assault, there really is no chance of escape.

The combos / set ups used here are truly awe-striking, and just thinking about the time they must have put in practicing each specific timing, with numerous different characters no less, hurts my brain.

Hit the jump to view this superb compilation of team RnK in Street Fighter X Tekken.


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