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Lee Chaolan returns in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, also dons his Violet persona as an alternate costume

Although Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has quite the sizable roster already, there are a few fan favorites that have yet to return to the roster.

One among them, the series veteran Lee Chaolan, has just been confirmed to return. You can check out a bunch of screenshots of him in action, also sometimes as his alter-ego Violet, here.

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Check out the full trailer below.

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Could Xbox One, PS4, and PC cross-play for Tekken 7 be on the table? Looks like it's up to Sony at this point

Cross platform online play is something that's becoming more and more important to gamers as time passes. As far as fighting games go, we've got Street Fighter and Killer Instinct supporting cross platform play with their console versions.

The upcoming Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is slated for release on XBox One, PS4, and PC. At this time, cross platform play is under consideration for the title, but has yet to be confirmed.

Recently, a Twitter user sent a message to Tekken designer Michael Murray hoping to hear more on the subject, and he had this to say on the matter:

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VSFighting 2016 results ft. Luffy, Problem X, K-Brad, CCL

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the UK has a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event going on in Birmingham, namely VSFighting 2016.

There's more than just Street Fighter 5 on the menu, though. You can also expect to see tournament play in Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, RB|Luffy, PxP|Problem X, EG|K-Brad, AWS|CCL, RSD|MBR, FA|Ryan Hart, EVB|Chris Tatarian, PRLS|Packz, Rize|Cobelcog, Brenttiscool, Rize|Brian, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, PRLS|Afii and RSD|Momi.

Check out the action in full right below.

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Kazuya lets the devil loose, Paul's Phoenix Smasher hits harder than ever and more; Tekken 7's Rage Drives are looking quite interesting

Fated Retribution brings quite a few updates to the vanilla version of Tekken 7, Rage Drives being one of them.

Rage Drives were added to the game as an alternative to the Rage Arts already present in the game. Instead of being a single move that deals an incredible amount of damage, Rage Drives are moves that present the user with more options to start or extend combos.

Some characters have access to more than one Rage Drive, where others have different properties depending on how you use them. Kazyua for example can choose to use his to extend juggle combos, or use a slight variation on the move to transform into his Devil form for the remainder of the match.


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Double slowdown finishes, Poongko's Akuma comebacks and impeccably timed backsteps - Tekken 7: Fated Retribution EVO 2016 highlights

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution had a great showing at EVO 2016, even though the game hasn't been released outside of arcades yet.

Despite limited time with the title, many amazing competitors showed up, and it made for some crazy hype highlights, to be sure.

Here, you'll find a total heartstopper round finisher, with a double slowdown, as well as an unbelievable Poongko comeback.



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To check out the full video of highlights, continue below.

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Legendary basketball Hall of Famer and sportscaster Bill Walton explains the magic of EVO

Basketball Hall of Famer and ESPN college basketball analyst, Bill Walton, is feeling the eSports fever. Back at E3 this year, we saw him enter the Street Fighter 5 "Editor's Only" tournament in which only media personnel were permitted to compete.

Over the weekend, Walton joined the crowds at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas, and based on this recent video from ESPN SportsCenter, it looks as though he had the time of his life.

Walton explains why it is that, at the age of 63, he's found a new love in competitive fighters. "My future is the business of sport," Walton begins. "And this is what the business of sport is all about for all of our futures."

He goes on to describe the passion and emotion he experienced from watching some of the world's greatest champions compete, as well as the roar of the audience showing their support.

To check out Bill Walton's full segment, be sure to hit the jump.

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EVO 2016 results feat. Infiltration, Tokido, Armada, Momochi, SonicFox

Updated with final results for EVO 2016: This story has been updated with final results from EVO 2016.

Another year has gone by, which means that yet another EVO has come - and this is the biggest on yet, by far. Entrants are through the roof, and we have a full spectator's guide available if you want to know what's going on with your favorite game.

The main games this year are Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Killer Instinct.

In case your most liked game isn't on the official list, worry not. There's also bound to be a huge amount of side-tournaments, including a developer-sponsored one for the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

As for players attending, there are so many that there's no point even trying to list them all. Thankfully, as always, there's a very handy Player Locator you can use to search for whichever players you happen to be looking for, and see what brackets they're in, how they're currently doing, and what games they've entered.

Streaming is being done on SRK EVO 1, SRK EVO 2, SRK EVO 3, SRK EVO 4, Capcom Fighters and Tekken.

Check out the full tournament action below.

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Bob and Master Raven announced for Tekken 7, check out their trailers

Bob and Master Raven were announced for Tekken 7 today at EVO 2016.

These new playable fighters were showcased via two new trailers, which you can find below.

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Twitch is making sure that you can 'cheer' for your favorites this weekend at EVO, let Mike Ross and Bobby Scar tell you how

This year's EVO is already off to a massive start, and things can only get better as the weekend goes on. The hype is definitely far from over, and starting today, Twitch is bringing something special to the viewing experience.

Not too long ago, Twitch launched the beta for a new feature called Cheering, which essentially gives viewers a new alternative way to support their favorite casters outside of subscribing, or donating.

The Cheering feature will be making its way to the EVO feed this weekend, offering viewers the opportunity to directly support their favorite players and commentators.

You can participate in the cheering this weekend by purchasing Bits. Bits are a special currency currently used to purchase animated emotes, and a matching badge that will appear next to your name in chat.

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What time does Street Fighter 5 start? Who's favored to win Melee? EventHubs has you covered with this spectator's guide to EVO 2016's main games

EVO 2016 is finally upon us. The largest fighting game event of the year kicks this Friday, and with five live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players in attendance, one might be wondering how and where to find all of the action for their favorite titles.

Much like last year, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are being streamed, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

There's a lot to get to, so be sure to check out our spectator's guide after the jump.

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'Monetization just to unlock something in the game isn't something we're thinking about' - Tekken 7 developers interview with Siliconera

Recently, Tekken 7 producer Katsuhiro Harada and designer Michael Murry sat for an interview with Siliconera, dropping details on what's planned for the upcoming fighter, and much more.

Tekken 7's current cast of characters is missing a few veteran characters that have appeared in most of the Tekken titles, notably the animal characters.

When asked about their inclusion, Harada expressed concerns about the goofier characters causing a bit of a divide in the player base.

"It’s very difficult. They were part of Tekken and we’ve seen when they’re not there we have a lot of fans who say those characters are what made Tekken interesting, we want to see them again." Harada says, before going on to state that there is a side of the player base that feel the animals just don't belong.

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'When did everyone become so knowledgeable about input lag? I'd be more concerned about your monitors at home' - Tekken game director Harada chimes in

A big talking point lately has been input lag in fighting games, and this discussion has been going on all across various franchises.

In a recent interview with GameSpot, Tekken's Katsuhiro Harada chimed in on the issue, in regards to the upcoming Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. When asked a question regarding input delay, Harada was very quick to respond, remarking the following:

Katsuhiro Harada: Since when did everyone become so knowledgeable about input lag? If everyone is so sensitive to this, of course you know exactly how many frames of input lag there were in past titles? I have a feeling many people are just prone to being swayed by popular catchwords.

I have a question for everyone. In the 90s, how many frames of input lag did Virtua Fighter have? How about Tekken?

Below, you can see more of what Harada had to say.

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FADC combos, Shoryu juggles and Super enders ... Wait, this is in Tekken?! Akuma combo video from Tekken 7: Fated Retribution released

With Tekken 7: Fated Retribution just having been released in arcades, eager Tekken fans have finally gotten some time with the game.

This has also resulted in a Akuma combo video being released by Game Studio CUBE Kouenji.

In this video, you can see clearly that Akuma has retained his classic Street Fighter style of movement, particularly focused on what he was like in Street Fighter 4, complete with FADCs and all the likes. Check out one of the combos which does over 60% damage right here.


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Check out the full combo video with loads more cool stuff right below.

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'I think SF players might try Tekken 7 for Akuma' - Tekken champ JDCR talks Tekken 7's lowered barrier of entry, Akuma's inclusion, arcades and more

Contrary to the other interviews posted before (and the ones that will be posted after) this one, our latest interview had no relation to DreamHack Summer 2016 at all.

In fact, South Korean Tekken champion JDCR was at Headstomper 2016, a tournament that took place in southern Sweden at the beginning of June this year, through which I managed to get the opportunity to interview him.

In this interview, JDCR talks about Namco-Bandai's aim to lower Tekken's barrier of entry, if the addition of Akuma will bring Street Fighter players into the Tekken scene, what the arcade scene means for the game and much more.

You can find a snippet below to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: It's been said that Tekken 7 is the easiest Tekken game so far, while still maintaining a pretty solid level of difficulty the series is known for. Do you think lowering the barrier of entry will help more people start playing Tekken at a serious level?

JDCR: I definitely think so. Tekken has been a special fighting game since it's one of the few 3D games among fighting games, but at the same time there's always been a barrier for those who want to try and play it seriously, because most fighting games are in 2D, and most players are used to playing in 2D which is a lot easier.

There are also so many characters in Tekken, and each character has more than 100 moves each. It's natural for new players to feel that there's a big barrier preventing them from getting into Tekken. People prefer easy games because they want to win, and understand why they lost when they lose.

It seems like Namco understood this point as well, and they want to fix the problem. So, I believe it's a very good effort by Namco, and that people will like it.

Hit the jump for the rest of the interview.

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EVO beta brackets posted, Street Fighter 5 pools will run for 12 hours both Friday and Saturday

EVO tournament organizers have produced the beta brackets for the what looks to be 2016's biggest and baddest fighting game competition.

These aren't quite set in stone yet, as players are asked to review their individual brackets to see if they've been matched up against a player from their own region. After taking a look over your pool, there's a feedback option to allow you to voice any concerns.

We went ahead and grabbed the Street Fighter 5 brackets for RB|Daigo, RZR|Infiltration and Tokido:

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