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Have a question for a fighting game developer? Let us know and we'll try to run it by them at E3 2015

EventHubs is attending E3 2015, and we're planning on talking to as many fighting game community developers as possible while at the show.

As such, we thought it would be fun to find out which questions our readers would like asked. If you have something you'd like to ask the development teams about the following games, please leave a comment below:
  • Street Fighter 5
  • Tekken 7
  • Mortal Kombat X
  • Super Smash Bros. 4
  • Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator
  • BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend
  • Killer Instinct
We won't be able to get to every question you leave below, but we'll try and get as many as we possibly can. We'll try and follow up with the developers at a later time to answer some of the other questions we cannot get to at E3.

Midwest Championships 2015 results ft. Pig of the Hut, Forever King, KaneBlueRiver, FullSchedule, Wound Cowboy, MIT and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Midwest Championships is taking place this weekend, and it's got a bunch of games lined up for competition.

At the event, you can expect tournament play of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

As for competitors, you can expect to see YOMI|Pig of the Hut, YOMI|Forever King, BE|KaneBlueRiver, IG|FullSchedule, cR|Wound Cowboy, YOMI|MIT and more participate in the action. Streaming duties are being handled by PandaxGaming, SixFortyFive and KOsGanonDunk.

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Kazumi revealed for Tekken 7 - gameplay trailer, artwork and screen shots

Kazumi revealed for Tekken 7

Kazumi Mishima was revealed this evening for Tekken 7. For those not familiar with her place in the Tekken universe, she's actually the wife of Heihachi, and mother of Kazuya.

Harada has previously stated that neither Jinpachi, Heihachi or Lars possessed the Devil-gene, which lead many to believe, prior to Tekken 7's San Diego Comic-Con trailer, that Kazumi was the first to have it, and therefore passed it on to Kazuya and Jin.

The SDCC clip subsequently proved this theory to be correct.

During a trailer for Tekken 7, Heihachi was revealed to be Kazumi's killer, which happened before the events of the first entry in the Tekken series.

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You can find Kazumi's gameplay trailer below.

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'What the Hell is Yoshimitsu?' Awp Williams takes an in depth look at this eccentric fighting game figure

Alien, samurai, squid, ninja? Yoshimitsu's ever-changing appearance has had casual onlookers speculating his identity and origins over the years. Take a look at a few of Yoshimitsu's appearances from different games:

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The back story actually reveals that this iconic fighting game character's ongoing story arc is very rich.

Awp Williams, a YouTuber who enjoys delving into the more theoretical side of games, has done some research on Yoshimitsu and shares the beginnings of his findings with us in "What the Hell is Yoshimitsu? Part 1."

While better known as a Tekken character, Yoshimitsu has also been a large part of the Soul Caliber series. In this first installment Williams discusses Yoshimitu's story within the confines of Soul Caliber, and helps us better label him beyond the old "Creepy/weird guy with the sword" title.

Just as a heads up, the video is briefly NSFW and may be somewhat offensive to some. Hit the jump to see it.

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Combo Breaker 2015 results, stream archive feat. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad, CD Jr., SonicFox, Air, Arturo & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for Combo Breaker 2015.

Combo Breaker 2015 is taking place this weekend, and it's got a ton of games, and a ton of competitors.

Players you can expect to take part in the event include EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, TSC|CD Jr., cR|SonicFox, ZeRo, CCG|Air, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, EMP|KDZ, KIT|ForeverKing, REO, MOR|Rico Suave, HitBox|Tyrant, Wolfkrone, STB|Shujinkydink, EMP|DarthArma, VGP|Tom Brady, FF|ElvenShadow, Pig of the Hut, BT|Viscant, BananaKen, JRosa, TS|NerdJosh, KidViper and more.

As for games, you can expect to see Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Skullgirls Encore, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Divekick, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Lethal League and a special mystery game tournament.

There are also a bunch of retro tournaments, featuring classic games such as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Vampire Savior.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, BGCallisto and Galloping Ghost Arcade. There will also be an after-hours stream, featured on EG Justin Wong's stream.

Hit the jump to partake in the action.

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Stunfest 2015 results Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Bonchan, Luffy, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Tokido, Fuudo, Mago, Poongko

Updated: Day 2 results have been added to this story.

Earlier: A new premiere event is upon us, and this time it's Stunfest, taking place in Rennes, France. Most of Europe's heavy hitters will be in attendance, but that's not all - there's a huge influx of Asian players looking to grab that Capcom Cup spot and the prize money for themselves.

At the event, you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, Bonchan, MD|Luffy, FA|Ryan Hart, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Mago, /r/Kappa|Poongko, D44|BAS, GL|Valmaster, IND|Pro Fluke, Gagapa, YBK|Santarouman, /r/Kappa|Ebi, Eita, RF, BX3|Veggey and more.

As for games, you can expect to see not only Ultra Street Fighter 4, but also Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Breakers Revenge.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will of course be streamed on CapcomFighters. The English language stream for the rest of the event is being handled by ArmsHouse.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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See footage of Jack 7 in action straight from Japanese arcades

Jack 7 was officially released yesterday and we have some footage of players testing out the robotic, Tekken oldie.

Watching Jack wail on Jin, it feels like nearly every one of his attacks is a different variation of haymaker. As an alternate to his incredibly fierce attacks, Jack has a variety of different throws.

From wrestling style slams, gigantic tosses and robotic pop ups, Jack's throw game is on point. Check a few of them out below:


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Hit the jump to see the full video of Tekken 7's version of Jack!

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Jack-7 revealed for Tekken 7, releases on May 19th in arcades

Jack-7 was revealed as a playable character for Tekken 7 this evening.

He's set to be released on May 19, 2015 in arcades, so if you're looking to get your hands on this popular fighting android, and you have access to an Tekken 7 arcade machine, you'll be in luck soon. Here are some screen grabs, along with his official artwork.

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You can find his launch trailer below.

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Yoshimitsu in action! Watch GuntamaMiraclein take Yoshimitsu into practice mode to perform a few combos as well as his Rage Art

Yoshimitsu was confirmed to be the newest Tekken 7 character just a few days ago. GuntamaMiraclein has just recently released some footage of the Tekken original in practice mode.

Though our analysis is obviously very limited at this point, he seems to retain his traditional feel and flow with his multiple stances and familiar moves. Guntama explores a couple of Yoshi's special moves as well as performs a few juggle combos.

Yoshimitsu has the ability to wield one, two or no swords as he fights. It looks like his Rage Art is a counter move that leads into a single, knockdown hit if successful. Sorry, no tentacle-based moves yet.

Hit the jump to see the training mode video.

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Character portraits, in-game action and emotional snap shots, Danusko's displays his artistic versatility with these fighting game-based drawings

We delve into the depths of Deviant Art yet again to bring you another fighting gamer's unique interpretations of some of his favorite characters from the genre.

Danusko, Dan for short, has a variety of illustrations. Some drawings are bubbly character portraits, while others depicting a single scene from which a story might surround. These are particularly interesting as they set different moods and prompt the viewer to fill in gaps.

Most of his art is rooted in Street Fighter 3, but he also features King of Fighters, Tekken and Killer Instinct. Take a look at a few below:

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Hit the jump to see more from Danusko.

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Yoshimitsu revealed for Tekken 7, playable on May 12th in arcades

Well, that was fast.

A short while after we ran a story that Japanese arcade Game Tsuji said Yoshimitsu would be playable in Tekken 7 on May 12, 2015, in arcades, Bandai Namco went ahead and released Yoshimitsu's trailer.

You can find the video below, along with screen grabs. Expect quite a bit of gameplay footage of this fighter in just under a week.

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Could Gigas actually be Marduk? AwpWilliams presents his interesting Tekken 7 theory with video footage to back it up

As more and more pieces of the Tekken 7 puzzle fall into place, we can begin to formulate ideas and prospects about the upcoming game.

AwpWilliams has presented an intriguing hypothesis about the origins of Gigas, the recently revealed Tekken 7 fighter. Gigas is a hulking giant of a character, very similar to Tekken 4's Marduk.

Exactly how similar? When you put footage from the Gigas trailer next to footage of Marduk, you'll notice that they actually share a lot of the same moves. Much like Julia Chang evolved into Jaycee for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, perhaps creators have decided to go in a new direction with Marduk.

This is all speculation at this point, and perhaps, minus the similar moves and appearance, the two characters have nothing to do with each other. If Awp's theory is correct however, this will likely mean that Marduk, as we know him, will not be in Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to see AwpWilliam's arguments.

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Tekken 7 demo will be at Texas Showdown and Combo Breaker and will feature new characters despite recent theft of game keys

Just a few days ago the fighting game community, and to an even stronger degree the Tekken community, was stricken with an unfortunate situation wherein the MadCatz representatives attending Northwest Majors 7 were robbed.

Amongst the various items stolen were personal affects and MarkMan's laptop, which contained very private information about Tekken 7, which is still in development. This immediately sparked questions as to whether or not we'd see Tekken 7 demos at future majors.

Thankfully, MarkMan has updated us with some good news via Twitter. After the mad scramble to make the best of a poor situation, it seems as though the Tekken team will indeed be at future majors with a playable demo of the newest Tekken.

Hit the jump to see the announcement.

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Gigas gameplay from Tekken 7 - Watch the latest heavyweight joining The King of Iron Fist tournament in action

The latest addition to Tekken 7's roster is the massive titan known as Gigas, and thanks to YouTube user yuki95, we've gotten a whole bunch of gameplay footage of the lumbering giant today.

If you're interested in seeing what this latest participant has to offer, hit the jump and check out all three videos of gameplay.

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Harada: Tekken 7's Gigas has strong 50/50 mix-ups, isn't a character whose attacks you'd want to keep on blocking - EventHubs exclusive interview

On Sunday, Tekken Project leader Katsuhiro Harada unveiled a new character, Gigas, for Tekken 7 at the Nico Nico Chokaigi convention.

A trailer for the new character was shown during the broadcast, but as time was on the short side, Harada was not able to talk very much about the new character.

EventHubs's own Cheng-Kai "KarbyP" Sim was on location at Nico Nico Chokaigi, however, and after the broadcast he caught up with Harada for a brief interview on a number of topics surrounding Tekken 7.

In this first part of our interview with Katsuhiro Harada, the Tekken chief goes over Gigas in a little more detail, and explains why the new character is most likely "the most powerful" fighter in Tekken history.

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