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NEC 16 results ft. SonicFox, Smug, RayRay, XCaliburBladez

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

While this year's Capcom Pro Tour may be over and done with, that doesn't mean the action has ended - far from it.

This weekend, NEC 16 is taking place in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and it'll be featuring loads of different games for your viewing pleasure. Games featured include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken 7, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters 13 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, Tempo|NYChrisG, KIG|Problem X, PIE|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, RayRay, XCaliburBladez, EG|K-Brad, RIG|Kwiggle, BT|Clockw0rk, cR|HoneyBee, YP|FilipinoMan, PAG|Cosmos, vQ|DaBuz, SRM|Hoodless TK, BE|Takumi, TSC|Sanford Kelly, FF|ElvenShadow, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, D-Link|LordKnight, RIG|CrazySteady, Master, TSC|IFC Yipes, cR|Biohazard, YOMI|Slayer, Boreal|Ally, Flux, BCW|Brenttiscool, BT|MarlinPie, Madzin, BE|DoraBang, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSB|Mynus, YKWIS|GoldenBoyNeo, Ranmasama, PG|Coach Steve, UA|Tom Brady, F3|Alucard, EMP|DarthArma, CT|The Moon, Hotashi, BOTB|Marq Teddy, IGT Unkn0wn, DJ Nintendo, TS|NerdJosh, PIE|Poem, TheBeautifulDude, CoinUp|Ludovic, BIFU|SpabRog, ANBU|Sonyono, GG|SherryJenix and many more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, Bifuteki, FunkyP, Kombat Network, KPB Live, Nica_KO and Smash Studios.

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'Akuma still looks like a Street Fighter character in Tekken 7' - VesperArcade takes a closer look at the latest fighter in Fated Retribution

The fighting game community was shocked today when we learned that one of Street Fighter's poster children, Akuma, is slated to appear in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution.

Though he acknowledges the fact that many players are awed at the fact that Akuma has made it into Tekken, but not the latest Street Fighter, his also examines the way Akuma seems to translate into the Tekken universe.

Though it's early, Akuma appears to play much more like a Street Fighter character than a Tekken character. Projectiles are uncommon in Tekken, yet Akuma has both his ground and air fireballs. He also has his Raging Demon, Tatsu and Shoryuken.

Vesper goes into greater detail about Akuma's transition into his latest franchise, and you can see his full video after the jump below.

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Street Fighter's Akuma joins Tekken 7 in 'Fated Retribution'

Updated: We've added HD footage from the official video, along with artwork, screen shots and the new logo into this story.

Earlier: Akuma was revealed for Tekken 7 Fated Retribution today, an update to the arcade release of the game.

It contains enhanced graphics, new costumes, and of course Akuma from Street Fighter. Harada also said more new characters will be announced for the game, too.

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You can find more screen shots and the official HD video below.

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Tekken's Steve Fox comes to life as Eric Jacobus expertly performs his moves on a virtual Balrog

A real guy is performing a virtual guy's real moves on another virtual guy... or something.

Eric Jacobus continues his real life Tekken series with blonde boxer, Steve Fox. Apparently pads and dummies weren't enough, because this time around Jacobus is beating up on a Balrog sprite.

The action star/stuntman has an uncanny knack for mimicking character movements to the tee, as seen in the short excerpt below:


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To be fair, Balrog does eventually hit back. Hit the jump to see the full video.

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Fighting Games: The Next Generation panel live stream with Ono, Harada and Seth Killian

Sony is hosting a fighting game panel talking about the next generation of the genre, kicking off now at 7 p.m. PST.

It will feature the following FGC developers:
• Yoshinori Ono, Producer, Street Fighter V
• Katsuhiro Harada, Director, Tekken 7
• Seth Killian, Developer, Rising Thunder

This should be a very interesting panel, and you can watch the entire live broadcast below.

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Think you know who will win Capcom Cup? Participate in UltraChen's fantasy bracket contest for your chance at some cool prizes

We're just two days away from Capcom Cup 2015, and it feels like that in every other FGC conversation you'll be sure to hear predictions for Capcom Cup matches. UltraDavid and James Chen have partnered with Mad Catz and Maxoplata to create a fantasy bracket contest.

With 32 of the the year's strongest competitors all under one roof, predicting won't be easy, but the ones with the closest predictions will win themselves some nice prizes.

There's a Chun-Li Street Fighter V TE2 Arcade Fight stick for first place, a Tritton Pro+ headset for second place, and a Tritton Kunai headset for third place. The contest is free to enter, and you can see all the details over at UltraChenTV.

You can do some recon on the players in the tournament by checking out UltraChen's individual player break downs on Capcom Fighters. Image source: SRK.

Tekken moves are easy... right? Eric Jacoubus sure makes it look that way in his real life Baek combo video

This man is a machine! Best known in the FGC for his work as Curtis Stryker in Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2, Eric Jacobus has been cranking out these fascinating videos wherein he brings Tekken characters to life.

Jacobus dresses as each character, then films himself very accurately performing a whole slew of their moves. With the sound and visual effects added in, it really feels like we're watching these characters come to life.

Below you'll see Jacobus pull off Baek's 10 hit combo:


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Hit the jump to see the full video.

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Eric Jacobus performs Bob's moves from Tekken, and this might be his most impressive video yet

Stuntman Eric Jacobus continues to wow us with his "Tekken-iques" as he's called them. This time he dons a pair of familiar suspenders over a red shirt as he takes on the roll of the plump Bob Richards.

When Jacobus starts with the high-flying spin kicks, we're reminded of just how big of a walking contradiction Bob is, as his large size and nimble acrobatics don't seem to really go together.

While Jacobus' recreation here is quite amazing, we know there's still only one man with the size and acrobatics to truly pull off the roll of "Bob in real life." Click the image below to see a snippet from Jacobus' video.


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Click the jump below to see the full video.

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Tekken comes alive as Eric Jacobus expertly executes Lei's techniques in real life

Stuntman Eric Jacobus is back with another real life Tekken recreation. This time around he brings us Lei Wulong's "Tekken-iques" from his drunken boxing and snake fist styles.

Jacobus does a great job of capturing Lei's very pronounced and identifiable movements. A handful of his techniques see him fall to the ground in fairly dramatic fashions, and Jacobus executes them perfectly.

You can see a quick clip below as he performs the Phoenix Strike and the Hopping Phoenix.


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There are plenty more impressive sequences to see, and you can do so by hitting the jump below.

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Tekken moves in real life: Prepare to feel out of shape watching this guy perform all of Hwoarang's attacks

Eric Jacobus is a stuntman from the San Francisco and Los Angeles areas. You might recognize him as Stryker in Mortal Kombat Legacy.

Today, we have one of his videos in which he takes on the role of another fighting game character: Tekken's Hwoarang. This time, however, Jacobus simply performs the fighter's move list from what appears to be Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Well, I shouldn't say "simply;" these attacks look hard as Hell to pull off in real life.

What's most impressive is the quick multi-kicks that don't utilize a return to standing position. The following GIF is a quick preview of what you can expect to see here.


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You can check out Jacobus' full video of "The Tekken Workout" below, although we don't recommend trying this at home.

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Canada Cup 2015 results ft. Momochi, GamerBee, Xian, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The prestigious Canada Cup is upon us again, and not only is it a huge multi-game event, but it's also a Capcom Pro Tour premier event - the last premier event, in fact, that will actually bestow CPT points upon its participants.

The event is set to hos loads of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, AvM|GamerBee, RZR|Xian, Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, RZR|Fuudo, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Tokido, MCZ|Mago, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|PR Balrog, EG|PPMD, PIE|Smug, FA|Ryan Hart, WFX|801 Strider, PG|Filipino Champ, /r/Kappa|Hagejin, /r/Kappa|Misse, /r/Kappa|KitasenjuDJ, Itabashi Zangief, EG|Justin Wong, MOV, EG|K-Brad, EG|Ricki Ortiz, YBK|801 Jayce the Ace, RayRay, IND|Pro Fluke, ESR|Gonzales, DR|StormKubo, LU|Alex Valle, CCG|Air, BCW|Brenttiscool, CCG|Chi-Rithy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, UA|Noel Brown, CT|The Moon, Boreal|Ally, GOL|Ranmasama, TL|CastBlanka, VGP|Chaotix, 12M.OCV|Riceata and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Capcom Fighters, Canada Cup, Canada Cup 2, Canada Cup 3 and Canada Cup 4.

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Tekken 7 coming to PlayStation VR

Today at Paris Games Week, we received the exciting news that Tekken 7 would be coming to PlayStation 4.

During PlayStation's media briefing, President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Jim Ryan, took the stage to further discuss plans for the company's upcoming virtual reality development, PlayStation VR.

Noting that Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada is one of the leading virtual reality developers, he proceeded to announce that Tekken 7 will be coming to PSVR. He didn't give any further details, which leaves us to speculate exactly how the fighting game will utilize virtual reality.

This was all preceded by a clip highlighting some upcoming titles, Tekken 7 wasn't part of the presentation unfortunately, that also use PSVR. If you haven't seen it in action yet, take a look at the example below:


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Please let us know how you think this new technology will be implemented into the upcoming Tekken.

You can see the full presentation over at PlayStation's Twitch. The Tekken 7 announcement happens around 1:36:00.

Tekken 7 announced for PlayStation 4, will have special content - brand new trailer revealed

The long expected console announcement for Tekken 7 is now here, as Katsuhiro Harada announced that the latest installment would be hitting the PlayStation 4 and also showcased a trailer for the game.

"When the game makes the leap from arcades to console, it will be the most complete and enhanced version to date," said Harada through a translator.

There will also be special content available for PlayStation 4 users, although what it is hasn't been revealed yet. No release date was spoken about.

The new Tekken 7 trailer takes place before the initial entry in the franchise, and it depicts one of the most horrifying and iconic moments in the series. You can find it below.

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Defend the North 2015 results ft. SonicFox, Dieminion, Snake Eyez, NuckleDu

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The deadline for gathering Capcom Pro Tour points is almost up, with Defend the North being one of the two last ranking tournaments for the season.

This event will feature a wide array of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, SoulCalibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Vampire Savior.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, YOMI|Dieminion, RB|Snake Eyez, Liquid|NuckleDu, PIE|Smug, KIG|Problem X, EG|Justin Wong, TSC|CD Jr., D-Link|LordKnight, EG|Ricki Ortiz, cR|HoneyBee, RayRay, EMP|DarthArma, cR|Biohazard, TS|Arturo Sanchez, TSC|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Hiro, TSB|Mynus, Zeus, STVG|Flocker, UM|Tyrant, YOMI|Joel, IGT Unknown, PIE|Poem, Kreymore, BIFU|SpabRog, L1|Zaferino, GG|SherryJenix and more.

Streaming duties will be handled by Team Spooky, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Bifuteki and Nica_KO.

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SoCal Regionals 2015 results ft. Momochi, Mago, Bonchan, Kazunoko

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend's main event is SoCal Regionals 2015, which is not only a premier Capcom Pro Tour event, but also features high-level tournaments in a bunch of different games, and is taking place in Ontario, California.

The games featured at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Guilty Gear Accent Core +R, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax and Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax.

As for players attending the event, you can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Mago, RB|Bonchan, Kazunoko, Qanba|Xiao Hai, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|PR Balrog, YOMI|Dieminion, RZR|Fuudo, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|K-Brad, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, YOMI|DJT, Qanba|Dakou, PG|Filipino Champ, Tempo|Westballz, KIT|Cloud805, WFX|801 Strider, BE|Takumi, YOMI|Slayer, BCW|Chris Tatarian, YOMI|MIT, YP|FilipinoMan, YOMI|Michaelangelo, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, GGA|Dizzy, ON|Misterio, HugS, cR|WoundCowboy, LDA|Luis Cha, ApologyMan, CCG|Air, PaulB, Paradigm, Gutter Magic, Reiketsu, RZR|Perfect Legend, YBK|Jayce the Ace, BCW|Brenttiscool, Hsien Chang, 801 iPeru, F3|Alucard, BT|Viscant, Reno, DL|FourWude, MC|XSK Samurai, Julio, EG|ChocoBlanka, BIFU|Coach Steve, NME|Tyrant, Alex Myers, BJ Unchained, BOTB|Marq Teddy, YOMI|Joel, WL|Chris King, GG|Sherryjenix and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Level|Up Live, Level|Up Live 2 and Jyosua. Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.

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