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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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Get ready for Tekken Cross... Galaga?! The April Fools joke is actually coming to fruition on April 30th

It doesn't look like it'll quite be a fighting game, but Tekken Cross Galaga will be a real thing come Thursday, April 30th.

From the looks of things, instead of the traditional space craft, players will control a Heihachi sprite that shoots Heihachi heads at other Tekken-based enemy sprites.

Unfortunately, it will only be released on Japanese iOS devices. But hey, if you're lucky enough to be reading this in Japan, you can download Galaga Tekken for free in just three days.

Hit the jump to see some game play footage.

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Super Smash Bros. Wii U takes the lead over Ultra Street Fighter 4 in CEO 2015 entrants - check out these early numbers

Community Effort Orlando 2015, one of the largest major fighting game events of the year, is drawing ever nearer.

Last week, CEO tournament organizer Alex Jebailey took to Twitter to release the early entrant numbers for this year's event.

While Ultra Street Fighter 4 generally draws in the largest crowds, as it stands right now, the Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament at CEO has the highest number of participants, coming in at a whopping 97 registrants. Not only that, but Super Smash Bros. Melee has the same number of entrants as Ultra Street Fighter 4, and both are tied for the second highest number of players competing.

You can check out the current entrant numbers for the games at CEO 2015 after the jump.

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Northwest Majors 7 results ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Ogawa, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, Dogura, KojiKOG, Air, Cloud805, KBR and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results and battle logs.

Earlier: This weekend, we're being treated to an awesome viewing experience in the form of Northwest Majors, taking place in Seattle, Washington.

The event features a huge load of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Project M, Super Smash Bros. 64, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Skullgirls: Encore, Darkstalkers 3 and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, NeoGAF|Ogawa, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, NeoGAF|Dogura, NeoGAF|KojiKOG, CCG|Air, pH|Hoodaman, KIT|Cloud805, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Brentt, Alex Myers and more. Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, LogicHole, 62-Bit Gaming and Seattle Tekken.

What are you waiting for? The live streams and schedule can be found right below.

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Updated: Chokaigi Super Smash Bros. Wii U 2v2 tournament results ft. Mew2King, ZeRo, Luminous, and more

Updated again: Results for the Chokaigi Super Smash Bros. 2v2 tournament have been added.

Earlier: The Nico Nico Chokaigi mega fan convention is taking place this weekend at Chiba's Makuhari Messe in Japan.

While it isn't exactly a video games convention, Nintendo, Capcom and Bandai Namco Entertainment are some of the sponsors of the event, and at their respective booths they've got a couple of fighting games-related live stream broadcasts ready for your viewing pleasure between now and Sunday 1 a.m. Pacific Time.

First up, in a few moments the Day 1 broadcast for Nintendo and Nico Video's Super Smash Bros. for Wii U JPN vs. USA 2-on-2 world grand prix will begin. Four American players -- ZeRo, Mew2King, FOW and MJG -- are slated to take on their Japanese counterparts in a singles tournament today. This is followed by a 2-on-2 team tournament play-offs starting at the same time tomorrow.

Later in the day, Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano and Koichi Sugiyama will also be making appearances on the Capcom TV Day 1 broadcast to play some Ultra Street Fighter 4 with attendees and talk briefly about Street Fighter 5.

Tomorrow at 10 p.m. Pacific Time, Tekken Project lead Katsuhiro Harada will also be making an appearance on the Capcom TV Day 2 stream. He plans to share some new information on Tekken 7 with us while on the show, and is even bringing with him new footage to show off -- is he planning to announce yet another new character?

At 7.30 p.m. Pacific Time tomorrow there will also be a Pokken Tournament live stream, where new information on the arcade title is due, and capping off the day is another Street Fighter talk session on the Capcom TV stream starting at 11:50PM P.T.

Hit the jump for the embedded streams and a brief stream schedule so you won't miss all the action. We'll also be bumping this post throughout the weekend as a fighting games-related segment is about to go live.

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Updated: Gigas is Tekken 7's newest character

Updated: New images and the official reveal trailer have been added to this story.

Earlier: During the Nico Nico Chokaigi stream, Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada announced a new fighter set to grace the Tekken 7 battlefield.

The latest trailer for the game revealed a towering powerhouse character named Gigas.

Tekken 7's new fighter will be playable in Japanese arcades starting on April 28th.

You can check out a couple of screenshots of him below.


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You can check out the official reveal trailer after the jump.

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Shaheen's full movelist shown in this Tekken 7 gameplay video - Check out all the moves of Tekken 7's first Saudi Arabian fighter

One of the new characters for Tekken 7 that has gotten the most positive attention since his unveiling is Shaheen, a Saudi Arabian fighter who uses a "Military Self-Defense" fighting style.

If you're one of the curious as to how this rocking new addition plays, you're in luck - we have a full video showing just what Shaheen is capable of, to tide you over until the game eventually reaches your region.

Hit the jump to see Shaheen's moves in action.

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Josie Rizal released for Tekken 7 in arcades, tons of gameplay footage available for the King of Iron Fist tournament's latest participant

The Filipino character Josie Rizal was revealed about three weeks ago to be the latest newcomer for Tekken 7.

Now, she's out in arcades, and there's no shortage of video footage of this fiesty Eskrima/Muay Thai fighter. Hit the jump to check out gameplay, and a moveset runthrough in practice mode.

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Rage Art, combo strings, and more: Learn the ins and outs of Claudio in Tekken 7 with this full move list demonstration

In Tekken 7 -- Bandai Namco's latest addition to the popular fighting game franchise -- a handful of brand new fighters were introduced. Among them is Claudio Serafino, and while not much is currently known about the newcomer, he's already looking like a strong addition to the roster.

Though we've seen scattered gameplay footage of Claudio in action over the past few months, many are still unfamiliar with his fighting style. Luckily, Game Plaza Gao arcade recently put together a full demonstration of Claudio's moves in Tekken 7.

Naturally, the entire video is in Japanese, but with on-screen inputs and as a visual aid, we can still gather everything that's going on.

If that isn't enough for you, however, FlyingWonkey over at AvoidingThePuddle has done an amazing job translating each of the moves into English and providing notes about each attacks.

To get started, be sure to check out the video after the jump.

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Devil Jin now a playable character in Tekken 7 arcade, nearly 30 minutes of footage featuring the returning fighter

This week, the Japanese arcade release of Tekken 7 has received a new playable fighter.

As of today, Devil Jin can now be selected in-game. Fans who currently have access to Tekken 7 have wasted no time posting footage of the returning fighter online, and today we have nearly 30 minutes of Devil Jin gameplay.

Last week, Jin Kazama was added to the playable roster after only being included in-game as a secret sub-boss character. This week, we've got Devil Jin, and Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada previously stated that the next character, Josie Rizal, was originally schedule to release during Japan's Golden Week holiday (the first week of May), however, that release window has still yet to be confirmed by Bandai Namco.

Until the next character drops, though, be sure to watch the footage of Devil Jin running through arcade mode in Tekken 7.

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Harada: 'Good netcode? There's no such code that automatically makes the latency issues go away' - Tekken 7's low-lag techniques explained

Bandai Namco Entertainment's Tekken series has routinely featured some of the best online play experiences in fighting games ever. In terms of latency management, the implementation in Tekken titles is quite possibly the best-in-class.

But what's the secret to that buttery-smooth, online play experience in the latest Tekken titles? What kind of ancient ritual did the Tekken Project development team have to perform in order to achieve that level of low-lag performance? And how many cute little kittens were sacrificed in the process?

The answer to that last question? None. (Tekken Project lead Katsuhiro Harada is an animal lover, and owns a pet dog which he calls Heihachi-kun; he'd jump in to save the kittens before anything untimely could happen to them).

Latency management in fighting games is a science, Harada tells Famitsu in an interview the Japanese games publication recently conducted.

It's not something that developers can bring about through ancient sorcery or by writing "really good netcode" -- something Harada akin to voodoo magic.

Read on to find out why.

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Hypespotting 4 results ft. Luffy, Xian, Tokido, Ryan Hart, Mago, Problem X, Andreas, ImStillDaDaddy, Hurricane237, Pro Fluke, Emersion and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive.

While NorCal Regionals is taking place over on American soil, there's another premiere event going on the very same weekend over in Glasgow, Scotland. That's right - it's the return of Hypespotting.

A lot of high-profile players have gathered here, and not just from Europe. While Ultra Street Fighter 4 is obviously the main event, with a Capcom Pro Tour premier event status, you'll be able to catch high-level action of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 as well.

Players expected to show up at the event include the latest two EVO champions, MD|Luffy and RZR|Xian, as well as top-level players such as MCZ|Tokido, FA|Ryan Hart, MCZ|Mago, CG|Problem X, WSO|Andreas, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, BTM|Hurricane237, Rize|Pro Fluke, LLL|Emersion and many more. The streaming will be handled by Capcom Fighters and Versus Scotland.

Hit the jump to start spotting the hype.

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How has Jin changed in Tekken 7? Day 1 combos and extended look at Jin in online matches and the newly-added Practice Mode

Earlier today the arcade version of Tekken 7 received a network update that added Jin to its roster of playable characters, as well as a new Practice Mode that arcade-goers could use to thoroughly explore character move sets and combos with.

To mark the occasion, the Koenji Cube arcade game center in Tokyo has uploaded some extensive play footage featuring the returning character, in both the newly-added Practice Mode as well as in online matches.

If you're curious about what's different with Jin in Tekken 7, the Practice Mode footage should cue you in on some of the new combo starters and possibilities with him. Alternatively, if all you want to do is see how good Jin actually performs in actual player matches, go check out the online play footage.

There's also a shakycam video shot by YouTube user theater10 that shows off some of Jin's Day 1 combos in Tekken 7.

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