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New site features: Characters in profiles and searching by character in the Fight Tracker

TheUncharted and the rest of the EventHubs crew are very happy to announce the launch of a new site feature — the ability to display which characters you play in each of your favorite tournament fighting games, and also the capability to look for other players to compete against based on the characters they play.

All you need to do is simply edit your profile and after adding which games you play — for any of the tournament games in our lineup — you can designate whoever your main character(s) are. Here are a few images to show you how this works. The first image (left) shows the location of the new add character option, the second (middle) shows the easy drag and drop interface, and the third (right) displays what your new profile page looks like once the process is done.

Following up on this announcement, we've also expanded the search functionality of our handy Fight Tracker to include characters, allowing you to get very specific results. For example, say you need to find someone who plays Gen in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012. With our advanced search, you can now find a SSF4 AE v2012 player who rates themselves a 7 or above, plays Gen and lives within a 100 mile square radius — all with just a few mouse clicks.


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This adds some very high level functions to our website — and we're definitely not done yet. In the future, we're going to be rolling out some more killer bells and whistles associated with these things, but you'll have to stay tuned to the front page to see what it's all about.

Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more

Final Round 16 tournament preview featuring Infiltration, Poongko, Xian, ChrisG, Justin Wong, PR Balrog and more Coming up this weekend on March 29-31, we have one of the biggest tournaments this year in the fighting game community, Final Round. Some of the best players are coming from around the world to participate including Infiltration, CafeID|Poongko, DM|Xian, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|IFC Yipes, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz and many more.

In addition to the normal tournaments, they will be hosting a few special events including a Curleh Mustache team tournament, Darkstalkers Resurrection invitational and a Marvel vs. Capcom 2 exhibition.

Hit the jump to check out the full details.

Injustice: Gods Among Us moves listings for some cast members added to EventHubs

We've posted an early look at some of the move listings you'll find in Injustice: Gods Among Us. This area is now a new tab across the top of the website.

It's important to note that these move listings came from a non-final version of Injustice, so it's possible they'll be changed in the final release. Also, this just shows the special moves for the characters, there are many other attacks available in the game.

Here are quick links to the sections we have available now. We'll be adding more over time.

Injustice: Gods Among Us will be released on April 16, 2013 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Wii U.

Combofiend: Street Fighter 4 update balance suggestions must make sense in grand scheme in order to pass - SSF4 balance change history

Combofiend: Street Fighter 4 update balance suggestions must make sense in grand scheme in order to pass - SSF4 balance change history Since Capcom announced the development of a Street Fighter 4 series update at PAX East this weekend, they have since asked fans for balance tweak suggestions. A user over on the Capcom forums asked Peter "Combofiend" Rosas what exactly constitutes a proper suggestion.

Combofiend states that the balance suggestion merely has to make sense in the grand scheme of things.

Hey, Combofiend, what's the criteria for a (balance tweak) suggestion to pass?

Combofiend: Just has to make sense in the grand scheme of balancing. That's about it.

To give us a better example of what kinds of balance change suggestions may pass, we linked back to the full change logs from Super Street Fighter 4 to Arcade Edition and AE to v2012. Hit the links and peruse the different changes to see what types of changes are typically made between updates. To further understand how the criteria of the update's tweaks may be met, we found a quote from a past EventHubs interview with former Capcom employee Seth Killian. In it, he states that the company analyzes tournament results and footage to get an idea of what specific things in the game need to be modified.

Hit the jump to check out the quote from S-Kill.

Updated: Archives, notable matches, Results added, Mad Catz Unveiled battle royale including Daigo, Tokido, Mago, Alex Valle, IFC Yipes and Ryan Hart

Updated: Archives, notable matches, Results added, Mad Catz Unveiled battle royale including Daigo, Tokido, Mago, Alex Valle, IFC Yipes and Ryan Hart Updated again: The day 4 stream archive has been added into the story after the jump. This features many top players playing each other including Daigo, Tokido, Ryan Hart, Mago, Filipino Champ, Mike Ross and more.

Mad Catz is hosting a battle royale tournament from their Mad Catz unveiled panel at PAX East from Boston, MA. The tournament kicks off tonight at 6:30 p.m PDT/ 1:30 a.m GMT and will be streamed by Twitch.tv. If you want to know who's expected to show, you can check out the preview here.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

Red Fight District 2 results and battle log - featuring Xian, Luffy, ChrisG, Dieminion and more

Red Fight District 2 results and battle log - featuring Xian, Luffy, ChrisG, Dieminion and more Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from Red Fight District 2.

Red Fight District 2 kicks off this weekend in Amsterdam. The live stream is being ran by Armshouse.tv by WorstGiefEver.

Notable players scheduled to compete include AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|Dieminion, DM|Xian, Nin, WDM|Luffy, WDM|Cuongster and LLL|Malekith.

You can scope out our preview for the event here. Hit the jump to see an embed of the live stream and a schedule.

Capcom intentionally being vague if Street Fighter 4 series update will contain new content or just balance changes

Capcom intentionally being vague if Street Fighter 4 series update will contain new content or just balance changes With Capcom's recent announcement of an update to the Street Fighter 4 series being in the works, many people are curious as to whether we'll see new content or simply balance changes.

Over on the Ask Capcom forums, a thread was created to ask the aforementioned question. Sven stepped in to provide an answer stating that they have intentionally been scarce with details on the update and are simply looking for fans to request balance changes.

Is the ''update'' for SSFIV just a balance patch or a new version of the game with more contents? I see a lot of people speculating what new characters will be in like if its was confirmed.

Sven: I believe we've been intentionally vague. For the moment, we want to hear your thoughts on balance issues for SSF4 AE v2012. Nothing more, nothing less.

If Capcom does decide to add more characters to the SSF4 AE v2012 roster, who would you like to see most? Let us know below.

Injustice developer: People should give background interactions a chance before banning them in tournament play

EventHubs correspondent, VxG|Jason24cf, caught up with NetherRealm Studios Hector Sanchez at PAX East for an interview concerning Injustice: Gods Among Us. Sanchez implored the community to give background interactions a chance in the game before outright banning them for tournament use, as he cites they really change the dynamics of a match, from spacing to the mental approach players take.

He also notes that stage transitions do 15-20% unblockable damage, and could be a heavy factor in high level play, but as they've said previously, options exist to turns these things off.

Teasing additional features, Hector noted that there's "a lot more details about online," that they haven't revealed yet, citing that they've only scratched the surface of things to come. He stated specifically that they made improvements to the net code, over what was in Mortal Kombat 9.

The discussion also covers the quarter circle control scheme, which should be a boon to Street Fighter players who don't want to use more neutral based controls, which are more common in the Mortal Kombat series.

Sanchez goes over how the tournament players they brought in impacted the balance of the game, including tweaks to the damage levels, cool downs and spamable setups.

Killer Frost confirmed in Injustice: Gods Among Us - images from PAX show her inclusion in battles during S.T.A.R. Labs missions

During the Injustice: Gods Among Us S.T.A.R. Labs demonstration from NetherRealm, Killer Frost's name shows up as one of the challenges in Lex Luthor's mission 94. Multiple readers have sent in screen caps and you can clearly see in the first image below that one of the challenges reads "Defeat Killer Frost".

This is not the first time we have seen signs of Killer Frost's inclusion on the Injustice roster as just yesterday, her snowflake emblem was also spotted in the S.T.A.R. Labs mission select screen.

Due to the fact that one of the missions entails you fighting against Killer Frost and defeating her, there is very little doubt she will not be playable. Included here is another screen cap showing a quick glimpse of Killer Frost in action as well.


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Tips by CapnFlacid, scantums, hellbly and an anonymous reader.

Team Spooky now partnered with Mad Catz

At the FGC community panel at PAX East earlier today, it was announced by Mark "Mark Man" Julio that Team Spooky will be partnering with Mad Catz.

Team Spooky contributed to the stream of the Mad Catz Unveiled battle royale event that took place earlier at PAX.

With the newly acquired partnership, we can expect to see more collaborations between Spooky and Mad Catz in the future.


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Heavy contributions to this story by Nyoro.

Updated: Capcom announces new update to Street Fighter 4 series - asks community for feedback

Updated: Capcom announces new update to Street Fighter 4 series - asks community for feedback Updated again: Capcom is asking users to submit their character feedback on the recently announced update to the Street Fighter 4 series through Capcom Unity. This week, they want feedback on M. Bison, Balrog, Guile, Ryu, E. Honda, Sakura, Sagat, Ken, Makoto and Dudley. A schedule of which characters will be looked at every week has been added into this story.

The suggestion threads for these fighters will be closed this coming Thursday. Another ten characters will be listed next week. Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas explained what's happening in this clip below.

Earlier today at PAX East at the World of Capcom panel, it was announced that a new update to the Street Fighter 4 series is in the works. Capcom said they just started working on it.

You can find a schedule of character threads that will be opened up, along with some additional notes after the jump.

Justin Wong on being an online warrior and how to break bad habits - Step Up Your Game column

Justin Wong on being an online warrior and how to break bad habits - Step Up Your Game column If you're an online warrior, but looking to make some headway in the offline scene, EG|Justin Wong's latest column should be right up your alley.

Justin discusses how he's been playing both SSF4 AE v2012 and SFxT v2013 online and some of the bad habits he's noticed from players there — and what they can do to overcome them. He gives some specific examples of what to be on the lookout for, so you know what things to avoid if you're looking to make the jump into offline tournaments.

Here's a grab from the page.

I have been playing a lot of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 online recently and its been really fun.

I played many high ranked players and they know their frame traps, setups, option selects and match ups. They would probably do very well in tournament.

Now, the downside of being an online warrior is that you will have bad habits and you will also be guessing a lot on wake up, jumping a lot or mashing an invincible move out all the time.

You don't have to stop there, as there's a whole set of very helpful columns written by Justin, and you can find a full archive covering a ton of topics here.

PAX East Mad Catz battle royale and Red Fight District 2 - tournament previews

PAX East Mad Catz battle royale and Red Fight District 2 - tournament previews Coming up later this week will be a couple of great tournaments, featuring some of the best fighting game players around. Mad Catz will be hosting a battle royale at the PAX East, which will feature MCZ|Daigo, MCZ|Mago, EMP|IFC Yipes, MCZ|Tokido and other notables.

Red Fight District 2, which is taking place in Amsterdam, will also be kicking off this weekend. We've complied information on both events for everyone who is interested in watching the competitions.

We lists players who are attending, some favorites that are expected to win the events, provide a breakdown of the stream schedules and more.

Hit the jump to check out the full details.

Capcom vs. SNK 2 release on PlayStation Network set for end of April, could change if Sony chooses

Capcom vs. SNK 2 release on PlayStation Network set for end of April, could change if Sony chooses Fighting game fans have been asking for a Capcom vs. SNK 2 re-release for quite some time and during September of last year, the PlayStation 2 version hit the Japanese PlayStation Network.

With the port of the PlayStation 2 version being released in Japan, many fans from across the world, were asking Capcom to release it in other regions. While we hadn't heard much about it, Capcom's Christian Svensson jumped on the Ask Capcom forums to reply to a thread about a North American release.

Current schedule for the release of the PS2 game is the end of April... mind you, if Sony chooses, that could move (it is later than I had originally anticipated already).

This is good news to anyone wanting to play the game, however as the date is not set in stone and could potentially change.

Isaac Clarke, Zeus and Graveyard stage available today in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, images of unlockable costumes for both characters

Updated: Seth Killian noted on Twitter that the update is live and those redeeming the Zeus and Isaac DLC, with the GoW:A codes are able to download the characters. However the PlayStation Network store has not yet been updated and you cannot buy them.

Seth Killian wrote up a PlayStation blog with information regarding the newest downloadable content for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale. Isaac Clarke, Zeus and the Graveyard stage are all available today.

Both of the newly added characters can be purchased for $4.99 USD each and the Graveyard stage will run for $1.99. Players can actually fight on the new stage while playing ranked matches but if you'd like to own it and use it in other game modes, you will need to download it.

Hit the jump to check out the alternate costumes.


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