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Seth Killian: I think the PlayStation 4's share button will 'break the doors open' in the fighting game community

EventHubs' correspondent Jason24cf keeps the stellar content rolling with this Seth Killian interview from Spring Fighter 2013. S-Kill discusses a bevy of topics including his thoughts on Injustice: Gods Among Us, his time over at Capcom, the experience working on PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale and more.

Seth also talks on how he feels the next generation of consoles, more specifically the PlayStation 4, will impact the fighting game community. He states that the PS4's share button will change the information awareness in fighting games due to the simplicity and optimization of sharing footage.

CD Jr.: Injustice and MK9's gameplay are completely different - Injustice's gameplay is very unique and like no other fighting game

CD Jr.: Injustice and MK9's gameplay are completely different - Injustice's gameplay is very unique and like no other fighting game We had the chance to speak with Empire Arcadia's Emmanuel "CD Jr." Brito to get his thoughts on the upcoming release of Injustice: Gods Among Us.

CD Jr. is considered one of the best Mortal Kombat 9 players in the fighting game community, and was even invited by NetherRealm Studios to test Injustice ahead of its release, to offer feedback to the development team on how they could improve the product.

Emmanuel covers how Injustice's gameplay stacks up with MK9, how strong he thinks the tournament following for the game will be, and if the Capcom tournament players will be able to take on the MK community in the new title.

Check out the first part of the interview below, and hit the jump to read the entire piece.

EventHubs: You're regarded as one of the best Mortal Kombat 9 players around, how strong do you think you'll be in Injustice: Gods Among Us?

Emmanuel "EMP|CD Jr." BritoWell: It all depends on how much I end up loving the game. I am so good in Mortal Kombat because of how passionate I am about the game, and how much love I have for MK in general.

I am the type of player that if I don't REALLY like a game I won't be able really good at it, because I don't really care for it. I can play it, and be competitive, but won't try to excel at it. That is a why I'm not good at Street Fighter 4, I don't have love for the game. I know some pro players that play Marvel because of the money, and because it is the most popular game out right now, I can't do that.

EventHubs: How did you help NetherRealm Studios adjust Injustice while you were play testing the game? Were there any specific things that stood out to you during this process?

EMP|CD Jr.: We (the testers) were basically trying to find bugs, glitches, infinites, and giving opinions about the game, like what we think should change or stay, which characters we thought were too strong or too weak, which moves needed to be toned down or buffed, stuff like that.

What I really liked about testing Injustice: Gods Among Us was how the developers acted towards us when we were there, like they would tell us not to keep any opinions to ourselves and to always tell or ask them for any info about the game. They were all really nice to us.

Street Fighter 4 character balance suggestions week 4 - Cammy, Seth, Akuma, C. Viper, Adon, El Fuerte, Fei Long, Ibuki and Oni

Week 4 of the Street Fighter 4 series update balance suggestions is live now over on Capcom Unity. This week you can suggest changes for Cammy, Seth, Akuma, C. Viper, Adon, El Fuerte, Fei Long, Ibuki and Oni.

Below is a quick video from Combofiend giving a short explanation of the process.

As always, if you want to offer up suggestions on changes to these characters, make sure you head on over to Capcom Unity.

Injustice: Gods Among Us official launch trailer

Injustice: Gods Among Us will officially launch in North America on April 16, 2013, but NetherRealm Studios put out the launch trailer today for the game, which you can check out below.

If you want to go further, make sure you scope out our move listings for the game, which will be updated with even more information soon.

Submitted by USAtlas and Jimk23.

Texas Showdown Championships and Spring Fighter 2013 weekend tournament preview

Texas Showdown Championships and Spring Fighter 2013 weekend tournament preview We have two great events coming up this weekend; Texas Showdown Championships on April 12 - 14 in Houston and Spring Fighter 2013 on April 13 in New York. Many games will be played at these events including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 and much more.

We can expect to see some top level talent over at Texas Showdown including such players as EG|Justin Wong, AGE|NYChrisG, LU|Alex Valle, DM|Xian and others. Spring Fighter will feature a discussion segment with MCZ|Daigo Umehara and Sony Santa Monica's Seth Killian.

Hit the jump for a breakdown of these two spectacles.

Killer Frost and Ares official reveal trailer - Injustice: Gods Among Us

GameSpot has posted the official release trailer for Killer Frost and Ares in Injustice: Gods Among Us. This footage shows what these characters are capable of and also features both of their super moves.

You can check out Ares and Killer Frost's quick reference move lists in our Injustice: Gods Among Us guide section.

Tips by firehawkplus, GakoTheChef, DaSavage and an anonymous submitter.

Blizzard purchases IGN's Pro League, no plans to continue operation of IPL business

Blizzard purchases IGN's Pro League, no plans to continue operation of IPL business Updated: Blizzard has clarified that they have "no plans to continue operation of the IPL business," and that existing staff members will help form a new team who's primary focus will be on creating high-quality web and mobile content in support of Blizzard games.

In early March IGN's Pro League was officially cancelled and in IGN's official statement they mentioned finding a new home for the league. Today, it was announced that Blizzard had purchased IPL.

Back in November 2012, it was announced that the Capcom fighting games Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 were supposed to join the league this season, although this looks like it will not happen now.

Additionally, IGN noted about their IPL staff joining Blizzard's existing eSports team.

Other IPL staff members will join Blizzard’s existing eSports team. Following today’s news, IGN will partner with multiple eSports organizations to cover their events in the future rather than focusing on a few key titles.

GameSpot's Rod Breslau confirmed that Mike Ross would not be joining IPL again once Blizzard gets everything up and going.

Via IGN and sent in by Kelshou.

April Duels 2 results, battle logs and more - featuring Mago, Tokido, Xian, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Ricky Ortiz and more

April Duels 2 results, battle logs and more - featuring Mago, Tokido, Xian, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Ricky Ortiz and more Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from April Duels 2.

April Duels 2 will be taking place today and streamed live from Vancouver, BC by Offcast. A live stream will be available on the Canada Cup TwitchTV page and the event will be kicking off around 1 p.m. PDT / 4 p.m. EDT / 8 p.m. GMT.

King of Fighters 13, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will all be played this time around. Tons of top level talent are expected to compete today including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, MCZ|Mago, MCZ|Tokido, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Bee, DM|Xian, CCG|Chi-Rithy, CCG|Air and more.

Some great exhibition matches will also be played at this event. For a full list of the match ups and the live stream embed, hit the jump.

Injustice: Gods Among Us move listings updated here on EventHubs - quick reference moves for current roster

Injustice: Gods Among Us move listings updated here on EventHubs - quick reference moves for current roster We here on EventHubs have been hard at work updating our Injustice: Gods Among Us section with move listings. Since the game is not out yet, these move listings are not fully complete.

Each character on the current roster are included here with their quick reference moves lists. Batman, Wonder Woman and Lex Luthor's move lists are the only three of which that have been fully updated to reflect the recently released Injustice demo.

Below is a list of the newly added characters to our Injustice section. Hit the jump to check out the remainder of the cast.

Street Fighter 4 character balance suggestions week 3 - Juri, Evil Ryu, Yun, Yang, Abel, Dee Jay, Hakan, Rose, Guy and Gen

Week 3 of the Street Fighter 4 series update balance suggestions is live now over on Capcom Unity. This week you can suggest changes for Juri, Evil Ryu, Yun, Yang, Abel, Dee Jay, Hakan, Rose, Guy and Gen. Here's a clip from Combofiend explaining this week's process.

As always, if you want to offer up suggestions on changes to these characters, make sure you head on over to Capcom Unity.

Hit the jump to check out the full schedule for balance tweak suggestions.

Sven: Novelty of Capcom's fighting game re-releases seems to be wearing off - cites drop off in sales of last two launches

Sven: Novelty of Capcom's fighting game re-releases seems to be wearing off - cites drop off in sales of last two launches If you're hoping for more fighting game re-releases from Capcom, you may not want to hold your breath, as Christian Svensson said the novelty of these types of titles seems to be wearing off and they've noticed a drop off in sales of their last two releases.

For those keeping score at home, Capcom's last two re-released fighting games were Darkstalkers: Resurrection and Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins.

The discussion originally was based around why the company hasn't handled their digital titles more akin to Sega and SNK, but spilled over into the realm of their fighters. Hit the jump to check out Svensson's full response.

Gohan16ken: Capcom has been struggling with digital re-releases or at least not managing it well. Therefore, Capcom should talk to Sega and SNK. Both Sega and SNK have re-released several of their past games from Sega Genesis and Neo Geo onto the Virtual Console, PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live with improved graphics and online play (at least with the latter two). Yet, Capcom is saying it is not possible due to licensing and additional development work needed.

Svensson: Let me be more clear.

There are multiple paths that are being pursued here.

1. Rerelease of PS1, PS2 and PSP ISOs on PSN. There are three filters that must be passed in order for this to happen. First, Sony has to verify that the title in question works in their emulators (not all do). Second, all IP clearances must be had. That is to say, we must have digital distribution rights in the original agreements with middleware, voice actors, musical score, etc. Third, there must be an existing licence in force in the case of something that uses non-Capcom IP (e.g. SNK, Marvel, Xmen) and also no legacy IP issues. At times in the past teams have infringed upon other third party IP and new IP sweeps must be conducted to ensure that this is not the case in a given version. Once all three points are met, Sony takes control and it is up to them when and how it releases (though they do coordinate with us).

April Duels II tournament preview featuring Xian, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Tokido and more

April Duels II tournament preview featuring Xian, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Tokido and more Coming up this weekend on April 5-7, we have the first major event to hit Canada's West Coast. Some great players will be in attendance including DM|Xian, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz, MCZ|Tokido and more.

In addition to the normal tournaments, they will be multiple exhibition matches for both Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

Hit the jump to check out the full details.

EventHubs asks: Should game companies release more fighters on current-gen consoles or wait until next-gen?

EventHubs asks: Should game companies release more fighters on current-gen consoles or wait until next-gen? With the Wii U already available on game store shelves and the PlayStation 4 expected to drop at the end of the year, the next-generation of consoles are very much upon us. We have seen a multitude of fighting games released in recent times and the respective gaming companies do not plan on stopping any time soon.

Fighting games are the fuel that flows through the veins of our community; new installments in the most popular franchises and brand new series are mostly always welcomed with anticipation.

Capcom has more demands for new fighting games and updates to their current titles than any other company in the industry. One of the highest requested games right now is a brand new installment in the Darkstalkers series.

Shortly before PAX East 2013, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono hinted at making an announcement tailored to the FGC. Ono unveiled an update to the Street Fighter 4 series, which is another Capcom product highly requested by fans.

The fact that Capcom has chosen to update a previous title instead of releasing a brand new game on current-gen consoles could mean that they are waiting for the next generation to begin unleashing their new fighting enterprises.

Another title that was announced long ago but has seen a substantial lack of details divulged over the years is Namco Bandai's Tekken X Street Fighter. Katsuhiro Harada stated on Twitter that the reason for such minimal information on their version of the Street Fighter / Tekken cross over is due to the possibility of it being released on next-gen consoles.

If these companies decide to wait until PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's next Xbox drop, we may not see a new fighter until the beginning of next year at the very earliest.

Do you think fighting game companies should release more titles on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 or wait until the next generation of consoles are in full effect?

Let us know in the comments below.

Final Round 16 results and stream archive and featuring Infiltration, ChrisG, Poongko, Xian, Justin Wong, Yipes and more

Final Round 16 results and stream archive and featuring Infiltration, ChrisG, Poongko, Xian, Justin Wong, Yipes and more Updated with final results and a stream archive: This story has been updated with the final results for Final Round 16, along with a stream archive from the main stage of the last day of the tournament. Hit the jump to check it out.

Notable players in attendance at Final Round 16 included Infiltration, CafeID|Poongko, DM|Xian, AGE|NYChrisG, EG|Justin Wong, EMP|IFC Yipes, EG|PR Balrog, EG|Ricky Ortiz, coL|Filipino Champ and many, many more.

You can check out our full preview of the event for a heck of a lot more detail.

Hit the jump to check out our coverage.

Machinima running Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 commercial during AMC's The Talking Dead - first YouTube network to air TV ad

Machinima recently purchased ad time on the AMC television show, The Talking Dead which airs after The Walking Dead. This will be the first time a YouTube network will run a traditional advertisement on TV.

The commercial will be a 60 second trailer for the upcoming online series, Mortal Kombat Legacy 2 and will be shown tomorrow, Easter Sunday. You can check out the commercial below.

Via the Hollywood Reporter.


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