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R. Mika announced for Street Fighter 5

Update: A trailer, images, information about R. Mika and her V-Skill and V-Trigger have been added to this story.

The latest character for Street Fighter 5 has been officially unveiled, and it's the enthusiastic wrestlerette of Street Fighter Alpha 3 fame, R. Mika.

This falls in line with statements made by Ono earlier this week, saying that he finally got his wish.

R. Mika joins fellow Alpha series alumni Charlie Nash and Birdie in being revitialized for Street Fighter.

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Hit the jump to view her official trailer.

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Capcom Cup date and location announced, will take place during Playstation Experience

Though it's been quite a while coming, the date and location for Capcom Cup 2015 has finally been announced.

The event will take place on Sunday, December 6th, at the Playstation Experience event in San Francisco, California. For any Street Fighter fan, this will be a major event, with a $250,000 prize pool up for grabs in a competition that's been lined up all year.

Regular PSX passes can be purchased for entry into spectating the event. You can also purchase a Capcom Cup VIP Package in addition to your ticket, which gets you front area seating, a goodie bag, and exclusive access to the Capcom Cup after party.

Be sure to check out the listed website for more details concerning the Playstation Experience event.

Hit the jump for some more details about ticketing.

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Kim Wu confirmed in Killer Instinct season 3

With Rash's official Killer Instinct season 3 trailer, we saw a glimpse of what many believe to be returning KI fighter Kim Wu. Today, it looks like we have confirmation from Ultra-Combo that the KI2 veteran is indeed making a comeback.

Rukari "rukizzel" Austin, Killer Instinct's community manager, created a sub-forum for Kim Wu over on Ultra-Combo. As an introduction to the new character section, we see the following written: "If we were to do Season 3 of Killer Instinct, we would definitely have Kim Wu return. Well guess what, we're doing Season 3. Tell us your thoughts about Kim Wu."

Below you can see the teaser images shown in Rash's official trailer that many believe to be pointing to Kim Wu.

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Kim Wu fights with nunchaku, and is the second fighter to be confirmed for Killer Instinct's third season.

What would you like to see from the fan-favorite Killer Instinct 2 warrior in season 3? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Ultra-Combo. Sent in by nightmaresteam.

Killer Instinct season 3 announced, Rash from Battletoads revealed as playable character

During Microsoft's media briefing at Gamescom, it was officially announced that Killer Instinct will be receiving a third season. KI season 3 is set to be released in March of 2016 and will be released both on Xbox One and Windows 10.

Cross-platform play will be supported in KI season 3, and all controllers/fightstick will work on Windows.

Not only that, but the new season will indeed feature guest characters, the first of which is Rash from Battletoads.

Players that own Killer Instinct or Rare Replay can try out Rash way ahead of time starting today August 4th at 10 a.m. PDT. The test period will last until September 8, 2015 at 12 a.m. PDT.

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Rash is still in development, so his appearance, move set, and more are likely to change by the time he is officially released in March 2016. Check out Rash's teaser trailer and a list of his current moves below.

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We're hiring again! Become an EventHubs Web Assistant - Application deadline Aug. 10th

Updated:We're looking over applications now and I'm once again humbled by the talent that we're seeing. The deadline for applications is Monday, Aug. 10th at noon PST.

We're hiring again! Our team is expanding and we're looking for another web assistant to join our staff. This is an entry level, part-time position with roughly 16 hours per week commitment needed. Pay will depend on experience.

If you have an interest in learning how to develop websites under a full-stack developer, we’d like to hear from you.

Learning opportunities for this position will include:
• Implementing HTML/CSS from Photoshop mock-ups.
• Quality assurance testing techniques.
• Bug tracking.
• Programming web site functionality in a popular web framework.
• Working in a Unix environment.

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Vega joins the Street Fighter 5 roster

It was just announced this morning that Vega, the Spanish ninja, will be joining the Street Fighter 5 playable roster.

Vega is back from Street Fighter 4 with a fresh, new look. As stated in the official press release, Vega is still quick on his feet (and in the air), but this time has access to two different fighting styles: claw and no-claw.

When in the no-claw style, Vega is given the ability to perform command throws and obtains some new attack properties. It should be noted that once Vega gets his claw knocked off from taking damage, he can no longer pick it up. Learning how to fight with the no-claw style will be very important for Vega players in SF5.

His V-Trigger, Bloody Kiss, allows him to throw a speeding rose at his opponent and follow quickly behind it to land a series of powerful attacks. Vega's V-Skill, Matador Turn, on the other hand, allows him to dodge an opponent's incoming attack and choose whether or not to counterattack with a strike that knocks them down.

Those attending Gamescom this week will be able to get their hands on Vega and Street Fighter 5's first brand new fighter Necalli for the first time, as an all new build of the game will be available at the Sony Booth in Hall 7 Booth C-020.

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

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And the winner is... See which characters EventHubs readers voted as most wanted for future updates of Mortal Kombat X

Update: The votes are in, 2,937 votes to be exact, and you've chosen who you want to see in possible future Mortal Kombat X updates.

You've voted Noob Saibot as first with 209 votes, then Frost and Rain both with 186 votes, Fujin with 182 votes and Smoke with 157 votes as your top five hopefuls should MKX release new DLC characters in the future. You can hit the jump below to see the full results.

Earlier: Mortal Kombat X has finally finished releasing the first Kombat Pack, featuring the four DLC characters Jason, Tanya, Predator and Tremor. During their Tremor Kombat Kast, developers briefly hinted at the possibility for another Kombat Pack, and therefore more new characters.

With the success of MKX thus far, evidenced by the popularity of the Mortal Kombat ESL Pro League, and attendance numbers at major events such as EVO 2015, few would be surprised if developers continued to generate new content for the game.

With a massive cast of characters from previous titles, possibilities are vast. Having experienced about four months of MKX now, we'd like to hear who you'd want to see as playable in the latest Mortal Kombat universe.

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Street Fighter 5 gets its first brand new fighter; introducing Necalli

Just before the Ultra Street Fighter 4 top 8 -- EVO 2015's big finale -- Capcom unveiled the next fighter set to join the Street Fighter 5 roster.

Today, we saw the first brand new fighter to enter the game -- Necalli.

Necalli is the first of four original warriors making their debut in Street Fighter 5 and entering the Street Fighter franchise for the first time. Necalli is a savage fighter that battles using hard-hitting, close-range attacks. He has a command throw, a ground pound that can be hit at different places on screen, and more.

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Hit the jump to read about his V-Skill, V-Trigger, and also to check out his official trailer.

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Street Fighter 5 will have 16 fighters at launch, four of them brand new; Capcom will continually add characters post launch

During the EVO 2015 Street Fighter 5 panel today, Capcom opened up the gates and let loose a tremendous amount of information pertaining to the game's future. We here at EventHubs got the chance to discuss this new information with the company, and in turn acquired details on Street Fighter 5's roster size, their goal of making Street Fighter into a growing platform, and much more.

Capcom got started by explaining their new content strategy for Street Fighter 5, and how it differs from previous iterations of the franchise.

"We're positioning Street Fighter 5 as more of a service," Capcom's Director of Brand Marketing & eSports, Matt Dahlgren, told us. "We're moving away from having a disc-based model, such as compilations like Super Street Fighter 4 or Ultra Street Fighter 4, and focusing on Street Fighter as a platform itself, which is going to grow over time."

"Our goal is to have a constantly evolving Street Fighter world that delivers fun for all different player types."

Capcom reiterated that the initial Street Fighter 5 disc will be the only one you'll ever need to own. Then they announced something that is sure to please most Street Fighter fans out there.

"Moving forward, all balance and system adjustments will be made available for free to players. All post launch gameplay related content can now be earned by playing the game," Dahlgren stated.

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Updated: Ken officially joins the Street Fighter 5 roster

Updated: Ken's official trailer, tons of screenshots, information on his "V" moves and more have been added to this story.

Earlier: This just in: A new warrior enters the ring!

At Capcom's Street Fighter 5 San Diego Comic-Con panel, the game's next playable fighter was revealed. Ken, the fiery, blonde shoto, officially joins the roster.

Ken is the fifth character to return from the last installment in the series, Street Fighter 4.

Polygon reports that Ken will be very different from Ryu this time around. He will no longer sport his trademark red gi, and will come equipped with a more "in-your-face" playstyle.

His V-Trigger is called Heat Rush and enhances all of his special moves, while his V-Skill, Quick Step, allows him to run towards the opponent, closing the gap quickly.

Here is some more information on Ken, courtesy of Better Gaming Bureau and Kayane.

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Additionally, it has been confirmed that there will be three phases of Street Fighter 5's beta testing. The first one begins on July 23rd on PlayStation 4, however, dates for the other two have not yet been revealed.

Hit the jump to check out Ken's official trailer.

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Azusa city council denies Super Arcade minor permit, efforts redouble to support Mike Watson's business

Recently, Mike Watson, owner of Super Arcade defended his business in court, with the city of Azusa, California holding a city council meeting over whether his business should be allowed to open there or not.

Unfortunately, his bid for a minor permit was denied based on claims that an arcade would bring crime, a lower quality of life for the city, and other similar claims. In the aftermath of this, Mike Watson is preparing for another council hearing, and the community is gearing up to do everything we can to support him.

Hit the jump for more details, how you can help, and an interview with Mike Watson himself.

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Day three of Capcom E3 Street Fighter 5 live stream

Update: It's the third and final day of E3. We've already learned so much in the way of Street Fighter 5, but perhaps Capcom has kept a surprise or two in the bag for today. Tune in at 12 p.m. PDT to find out.

Earlier: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story. The Electronic Entertainment Expo is now underway, but the fighting game world is anticipating, with a special excitement, a particular company's live stream. Capcom will go live at 12pm PDT, and will be streaming all day until 6pm.

Though some major news, Birdie and Cammy joined the cast, dropped last night via Sony, we expect much more today from the Street Fighter creators themselves. Please watch with us, as Capcom reveals exciting new content for the highly anticipated Street Figther 5.

Here's the schedule for the day:


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See the stream by clicking the jump.

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Street Fighter 5 V-Trigger activates with damage, new defensive mechanic 'V-Skill' detailed; game released in March 2016 & new stage confirmed

In the latest issue of ShortList.com's gaming magazine, an article that provides some juicy details on Street Fighter 5 was featured.

We learn that moves such as Nash's teleport and Chun-Li's double fireball can be used while V-Trigger is activated. In order to do so, players must fill up their V-Gauge by taking damage.

Additionally, we learn of a new mechanic called "V-Skill." This is a defensive mechanic that allows for characters like Ryu to parry and M. Bison to reflect fireballs. While information on V-Skill is scarce, we're guessing it also utilizes the V-Gauge.

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Hit the jump to read more new information on Street Fighter 5.

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Want to play Street Fighter 5 at E3 this year? Win passes into the show from Capcom and EventHubs

Updated again: We've notified everyone who won a pass via the site's PM feature. Please make sure you check your site's PMs to see if you've won a pass.

We're very pleased to announce that Capcom is hooking up the fighting game community with over 70 passes to this year's E3 2015 show, where attendees can get hands on time with Street Fighter 5.

There are a few requirements, though.
  • You must be 17 years of age, or older, to win.
  • You need a valid government issued photo ID.
  • We ask that if you win, please have a way of traveling to E3 in Los Angeles, CA on June 16-18.
You can still win a pass, continue reading to find out how.

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New character "Jack-O" joins Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator roster

Last week, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator was officially announced. This updated version of Xrd is set to add new balance changes, characters, and more.

Another character was announced today via a Famitsu scan. Looks like Revelator will be getting a brand new character named Jack-O.

Jack-O works for the main villain in Xrd, That Man. Equipped on her is a ball and chain that mimics the face of the mask she appears to be holding.


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