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Nina Williams revealed for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

During the EVO 2016 line up reveal, Mark "MarkMan" Julio made a surprise appearance to help announce Tekken 7's presence at the event.

Just before leaving, Mark revealed yet another surprise by showing us footage of Nina Williams in Tekken 7.

Nina has been part of the Tekken universe since the franchise began, and has had perfect attendance in every iteration since. It's no surprise she'd make a return in Tekken 7. Here are a few images from the reveal.

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Frosty Faustings 8 results ft. Westballz, ElvenShadow, Ally, Flux

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the annual event Frosty Faustings is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's a lot of action going on, though Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is the main game being played.

Even besides that, though, you can enjoy gameplay of Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Mortal Kombat X, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, DiveKick: Addition Edition, Darkstalkers: Resurrection, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom as well as a mystery game tournament.

As for people attending, you can expect to see Tempo|Westballz, FF|ElvenShadow, Boreal|Ally, Flux, WT|Hamad, ChosenNinja, BlackSnake, F3|Alucard, Paradigm, JustKensou, KidViper, Hotashi, NB|DualKevin, GGA|N1kolasss, TheBeautifulDude, Lich, Duck, ChosenNinja, IPG|Colpevole, SBM|LeonUltimate, Argenrost, See Me In +R, MC|GCYoshi, MC|KBeast and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by BG Callisto, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Event Horizon as well as EXP Gaming IL on bothTwitch as well as HitBox.

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Flipping kicks, intricate combos, and even a couple of fails: Eric Jacobus performs another Tekken move list in real life

Eric Jacobus has gained much notoriety as of late by performing move lists from the Tekken series in real life. As difficult as that sounds, Jacobus pulls off each move seemingly with ease.

Today, he returns with a new video featuring Lee's moves. In this video, we get to see stellar demonstrations of various flipping kicks, combos, and more.

Below is just a quick example of what you'll find here.


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As an added bonus, Jacobus includes a couple of bloopers at the end of the video in which he actually fails a few attempts. It's nice to know he's human!

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Kumite in Tennessee 2016 results ft. SonicFox, NuckleDu, A Foxy Grampa, ChrisG

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have Kumite in Tennessee taking place in Memphis, Tennessee, and a whole bunch of games and top players are attending.

Games being played include Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd: SIGN, Killer Instinct, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Project M, Soul Calibur 5, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend and Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

As for players attending, you can expect to see cR|SonicFox, Liquid|NuckleDu, PXP|A Foxy Grampa, Tempo|NYChrisG, TSC|CD Jr., cR|HoneyBee, YOMI|DJT, YOMI|MIT, YOMI|ForeverKing, YOMI|REO, YOMI|Michaelangelo, RayRay, YOMI|Slayer, PND|Madzin, KIT|Cloud805, YOMI|Zyphox, EG|K-Brad, cR|WoundCowboy, TS|Arturo Sanchez, RIG|Kwiggle, RZR|Perfect Legend, TSC|IFC Yipes, TSB|Flux, BIFU|Coach Steve, IG|FullSchedule, UA|Tom Brady, UA|Terry Bogard, F3|Alucard, UA|NoelBHungry, EVB|KitanaPrime and many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by PandaxGaming, PandaxGaming 2, NYCFurby, FunkyP, 6:45, Mute City Smash and Team DRX.

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Mad Catz has a mysterious Street Fighter 5 event coming next week, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution location tests beginning in February

It looks like Mad Catz is planning a special event for next week.

According to a recent tweet from their official Twitter account, the "Mad Catz V Cup" is set to take place sometime this upcoming week. All we really know right now is that the event will feature Street Fighter 5 and will be streamed. A follow up tweet from Mad Catz suggests that Red Bull and Showdown Entertainment may be lending a hand as well.

With players such as Daigo, Mago, Tokido, and more on the Mad Catz roster, we hope to see some top-level Street Fighter 5 action from this event.

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Poongko takes 80% health in one hit, Angry Scar makes focus attack whiff, and Infiltration's SF5 beta glitches: LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments

LiangHuBBB returns with another installment of Funny and Cool Moments. This is the 93rd episode in the series and does a great job of living up to its name.

A plethora of games are featured in this episode including Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, and more.

Some of our favorite moments include /r/Kappa|Poongko landing a huge Turnaround Punch, Sagat's Angry Scar causing a focus attack to whiff for the win, and RZR|Infiltration's Street Fighter 5 beta restricting him from moving while his opponent delivers a beat down.

You can check out the former two moments in the GIFs below.


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Eric Jacobus becomes Kazuya, and Devil Kazuya, in his latest real life Tekken combo video

Tekken's Kazuya Mishima comes to life as Eric Jacobus continues his Tekken combo series.

Instead of punching bags Jacobus takes on a digital Evil Ryu, which is fitting considering the way he parallels the evil potential in Kazuya.

Jacobus takes things a step further by turning into Devil Kazuya to perform some of the character's more supernatural moves. Take a look below.


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MarkMan shows off a behind the scenes look at the brand new Mad Catz Street Fighter 5 Fightpad Pro

Community and Sponsorship Manager at Mad Catz, Mark "MarkMan" Julio, has let us in on a little sneak peak of one the upcoming Street Fighter 5 controllers in action.

Mark features the Shadaloo Fightpad Pro prototype in two quick videos wherein he plays Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Below you'll see the line of upcoming Mad Catz controller products for SF5.

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Akuma's presence in Fated Retribution will not be a 'cheesy gimmick' - Tekken 7's Senior Game Designer discusses the game's story, engine and more

Tekken and Street Fighter fans were shocked and excited to discover that Tekken 7's console release, Fated Retribution, would feature prominent Street Fighter character Akuma.

This raised a multitude of questions, one of which asks how the SF character would fit into the Tekken story line, especially since the trailer makes it appear as though he's intricately involved.

PlayStation LifeStyle recently spoke with Senior Game Designer, Michael Murray, about a few things Tekken 7, including how they plan to incorporate the demonic fighter into the game's story and universe. Murray answered,

"Harada [Game Producer Katsuhiro Harada] and I have always been against guest characters because it kinda throws off the Tekken world and setting. But Akuma fits the bill, and we wanted to tie him into the story so that the crossover is not some cheesy gimmick."

They go on to discuss the decision to use Unreal Engine 4, and what implications that has for the game's overall look and feel. Hit the jump for more.

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Fighting games are experiencing a rebirth; will 2016 see start of a new golden age?

Over the course of 2015 and 2016, we'll have seen brand new titles for most of the FGC's most recognized franchises. We saw the newest chapters from Mortal Kombat and Super Smash Bros. last year, and look forward to releases from Street Fighter, Tekken and King of Fighters this year.

While this many new releases is surely impressive, and the list above isn't even exhaustive, a collection of new titles doesn't necessarily imply a new golden age for a genre. Why then does a recent article from Wired propose the possibility of such a time?

With more money, prizes and exposure than ever before, the FGC is undeniably growing to brand new heights at a very encouraging rate, but Matt Kamen of Wired feels the genre's strongest propeller is the way developers are minimizing divisional walls.

"The biggest indicator that 2016 will be the year of the fighting game though is in the growning communal approach to the genre. This can already be seen in the collaboration between creators," he writes.

Hit the jump for the specifics on these collaborations, and to hear other reasons why fighting games look to be reborn in 2016.

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Asuka, Akuma & Lili strut their stuff in these high resolution Tekken 7 screen shots

Bandai Namco put up a ton of high resolution screen shots of Tekken 7, featuring Asuka, Akuma, Lili, Xiaoyu, King, Feng, Dragunov, Bryan and some of the stages.

While we've posted some of these images before, this is a much higher quality look at how the game is shaping up, as the models and textures have recently been improved.

There are quite a few screen shots to look through here, you can find everything below.

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Virtual reality in Tekken 7 probably isn't what you're thinking it is

When we first heard that Tekken 7 would support virtual reality to some extent, it was pretty easy to envision Machine Gun Kicking our friends in the first person with a VR helmet on.

[Un]Fortunately, this is not how things are going to pan out for the latest Bandai Namco fighter. Let's be honest, if it were, Eric Jakobus would destroy all of us.

WIRED caught up with Tekken 7's senior game designer, Michael Murray, to get a better understanding of how the game would utilize virtual reality.

"I think people think we're going to incorporate VR into the main game itself, when we don't currently see a way that that would enhance Tekken to a new level better than what it would be right now," Murray remarks.

If not for first person fighting, then what? Murray does give us a hint or two, which you can read after the jump.

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CVS2, Rival Schools, Third Strike, MVC2 and a LOT more; this epic, blast from the past combo video features 60 different fighting games

Scrolling through our more recent posts, you may notice we're on something of a Street Fighter 5 binge. While we're absolutely loving playing, discussing and delving into the new game, a little variety is always nice.

We use the term "little" very loosely, as the video we have here for you features no less than 60 different fighting games, (yes SF5 is in there as well,) from over the years.

The nostalgia you'll get from seeing a few of these titles is reason enough to give this combo collection a watch. Take a look at this Chun-Li sequence from Tatsunoko vs. Capcom... which does over 25 billion damage:


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Daigo and Mago duke it out in Tekken 7? Nobi and Yuu face off in Street Fighter 4? Ono and Harada are up to their usual antics

The respective heads of Street Fighter and Tekken are both business competitors and closest of friends. Yoshinori Ono and Katsuhiro Harada have a very... interesting dynamic whenever they appear together.

During a recent event, Ono and Harada decided it would be fun to bring in two of the top competitors from each of their respective franchises to face off. The catch: the Tekken players play Street Fighter, and the Street Fighter players play Tekken.

MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Mago, ORZ|Nobi and Yuu sit down to try their hands in games they aren't too familiar with, and the resulting matches are quite entertaining.

Great players may be great because of their fundamental understanding of fighting games, but these top level fighters reveal they are definitely tenderfoot status when it comes to each other's main titles.

See how it all plays out by clicking the jump and watching the video.

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Tekken 7 shows off some of its sexy side in new update that adds costumes for playable cast

Tekken 7 shows some of its sexy side in new update that adds costumes for playable cast

Tekken 7 was recently updated to 'Ver. L' in arcades, and it brought with it a bunch of new costumes, which primarily show off a bit of the sexy side of the female and male cast, but a few themed ones are thrown in as well.

The patch also brings improved online matchmaking, but the costumes seem to be at the heart of the update, which should be available now if the machine you're playing on is synced with TEKKEN-NET. You can find all of the images below.

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