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Scorpion confirmed as playable in Injustice: Gods Among Us - official reveal trailer, quick hint at Martian Manhunter

WBGamesUK has uploaded the official reveal trailer for Mortal Kombat's Scorpion in Injustice: Gods Among Us. To start off the video, Ed Boon and DC Comics' artist Jim Lee talk a bit about the MK ninja's character design. Lee has designed some new threads for Scorpion, in order for him to better fit in the Injustice universe.

The trailer features a battle against Superman as he wears his Blackest Nights zombie skin and shows off a lot of what Scorpion can do. Scorpion will be the third DLC character announced so far for Injustice: Gods Among Us and will cost 400 Microsoft Points / $4.99 USD, much like his predecessors, Lobo and Batgirl.
At the very end of the trailer above we get a quick glimpse of Martian Manhunter. Considering MMH's appearance in a reveal video for Scorpion is quite out of place, this is more than likely a hint at his inclusion to the Injustice roster.


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Free to play version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate to be released in Japan, characters and modes can be purchased

A free version of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate will be released on the Japanese PlayStation Network, according to a report by Famitsu. It will offer four playable characters, several offline and online modes and a bit more, free of charge.

A fully paid retail release will hit Japan on September 5, 2013. Here's a screen shot of what the character select screen will look like in the free to play version.


The free version of the game will come with the following features:

• Four playable characters: Kasumi, Ayane, Hayate and Hayabusa.

• Full access to the game's offline and online modes, with the exception of story mode. There are no limits on how often you can play these modes, e.g. only being able to log X hours or a day, or play online mode X times every 24 hours.

• You can fight against all characters, but you can only play as the ones you pay for, or who are unlocked by default.

• All costumes and stages, minus premium downloadable content, will be available.

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Character usage statistics from the last year of Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2012 major tournaments - taken from top 8 and 16

Character usage statistics from the last year of Super Street Fighter 4 AE 2012 major tournaments - taken from top 8 and 16 We here at EventHubs decided to take a look back at the results from most of the major events that took place in the past 12 months to find out which characters were used most frequently. Today we have generated the statistics for each character in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, arranged from most to least used.

The numbers next to the characters' names indicate the accumulative amount of times they appeared in top 8 and 16 (when available) through out all of the majors covered here on the site from May 2012 - May 2013.

Note: Some of these characters didn't necessarily place in top 16 for a given tournament but had a player use them along the way. (i.e. At Youmacon Battle Opera 2012, EG|PR Balrog won 2nd place by using both Balrog and T. Hawk).

To get you started we have the top characters listed below and you can hit the jump to see where the rest of the roster came in.

Rufus - 53
Ryu - 41
Fei Long - 40
Cammy - 36
Akuma - 34
Guile - 34
Sagat - 33
C. Viper - 32

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Stream Monster's Showdown: Vote for the players who will compete in a UMvC3 round robin tournament

Stream Monster's Showdown: Vote for the players who will compete in a UMvC3 round robin tournament In conjunction with Big E Gaming, we're very happy to announce the Stream Monster's Showdown, a round robin Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament featuring some of the best players on the east coast, but there's a twist.

We're asking our readers to vote on which players they'd like to see compete in this event. The players you can vote for are: AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|IFC Yipes, MH|RayRay, EMP|Dieminion, JRosa, MH|Flux, TA|Predator, XAN|DJ Houshen, TA|Moons, TS|Fooblat, MH|Unkn0wn, AG|Demon Hyo, FR|TooMuchDamage, Masta CJ, FR|Roach King, MH|Alukard, FNEX|K-Brad, BIFU|Insaynne, BigE|Damian and BigE|Chris D.

Calling all stream monsters!

We know how much you guys love streams and even more so how much you love watching Marvel. How would you like it if we let YOU decide who played on stream for once? That’s what we thought.

Big E Gaming, the group behind NEC, Winter Brawl and Summer Jam is going to give stream monsters the the hype UMvC3 matches they want to see. Starting today, you will have the chance to decide which east coast players you want to see compete in an 8 man round robin tournament at Bar Battles 5 on June 22nd in Philadelphia, PA.

With $500 on the line and insane prize packages from Mad Catz, the chosen competitors will be hungry to come out of this 8 man free for all on top. More importantly, EVERY match will be streamed by Bifuteki, so you won’t miss a thing! Once voting begins, you can cast your vote for your favorite east coast player. The 8 players who receive the most votes will be granted entry to this tournament.

Hit the jump to vote in the poll.

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Street Fighter 4 update balance change requests from Japan, part 6 - Ibuki, Makoto, T. Hawk, Oni, Hakan

Street Fighter 4 update balance change requests from Japan, part 6 - Ibuki, Makoto, T. Hawk, Oni, Hakan In a new post on the Japanese Super Street Fighter 4 development blog, proposed changes to five more members of the cast were detailed.

Thanks to the good folks at Capcom-Unity, we have an official translation ready to go for you good folks. This installment of the blog covers proposed changes to Ibuki, Makoto, T. Hawk, Oni and Hakan. Below, you'll find a translated introduction from Ayano, after which you can hit the jump to check out the translated thoughts on the changes that have been suggested.

Hello everyone, Tomoaki Ayano here!

Here in Tokyo things are really heating up! Luckily the shade provides for a bit of relief…for now. I’m not outside much during the weekdays, but as I go out on the weekends I’m developing quite the tan!

Anyway, let’s keep the ball rolling with some of the character balance requests we’ve received from the Japanese fans! Check them out!

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Daigo Umehara: 'I've never thought of myself as talented', talks about his gaming career and views on what winning means

Daigo Umehara: 'I've never thought of myself as talented', talks about his gaming career and views on what winning means In a 7-page interview with Tokyo Keizai, Daigo Umehara's life is detailed, and he explains his thoughts regarding his pro status in fighting games and what it has taken to bring him there. This article will feature several translated quotes from Daigo, as the original article is exclusively available in Japanese.

Below, you'll find the line Daigo started the whole interview with, and after that, there will be several quotes and excerpts covering different periods of his career.

Though I've been called "God's Hand" and "The Beast", I've never thought of myself as someone with talent. Actually, if we're only talking about talent, I think there are a lot of people who have more of it than I do.

Hit the jump to read more about Daigo Umehara.

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Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 results featuring ChrisG, Mike Ross, Tom Brady, KaneBlueRiver, Air, Latif and more

Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 results featuring ChrisG, Mike Ross, Tom Brady, KaneBlueRiver, Air, Latif and more Updated with final results: The results of Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 9 have been added into the story after the jump.

Ultimate Fight Game Tournament 9 is now streaming from Chicago, Illinois. This is a Road to EVO 2013 event and many games will be giving EVO seeding points for its top place players. There will be a ton of games played including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 and more.

Numerous top players will be attendance including AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|Tom Brady, FNEX|Kbrad, KaneBlueRiver, Perfect Legend, RZR|Latif, BT|Viscant, EG|Floe, CCG|Air and more.

Hit the jump to check out the streams and check our tournament preview for a full rundown.

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Street Fighter 4 update balance change requests from Japan, part 5 — M. Bison, Yun, El Fuerte, Vega, Blanka

Street Fighter 4 update balance change requests from Japan, part 5 — M. Bison, Yun, El Fuerte, Vega, Blanka A new post popped up on the Japanese Street Fighter 4 series blog today, and has also been translated by Dawgtanian over at Capcom-Unity.

This post covers the proposed changes to characters M. Bison (Dictator), Yun, El Fuerte, Vega (Claw) and Blanka. First, we have an introduction from series producer Ayano, and then his translated thoughts on the opinions they have received.

Good evening fellow gamers, Tomoaki Ayano here.

I was thinking about kicking things off with a humourous comment about welcoming summer, but with Tokyo’s weather fluctuating like crazy, it didn’t seem like the best idea. I have to admit though, watching the sunsets from the Capcom offices is pretty awesome! With any luck I can finish my work early and go home so I don’t have to watch the sunrise from my desk as well…

Continuing with the trend of the past couple of blog entries, I’d like to talk about some of the character balance requests we’ve received from the Japanese fans! Check them out!

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ChrisG discusses pot splitting at Texas Showdown, reason he plays Morrigan and community bias against him in candid interview

EventHubs correspondent, Jason24cf, recently interviewed AGE|NYChrisG at East Coast Throwdown V where they discuss many topics including how Chris feels the community has a bias against him. He explains that many members of the the FGC hope that he will lose and that he thinks people are putting Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 on too high of a pedestal.

He also talks about the pop off he had on Twitter that was directed toward a tournament organizer, where he explains that he knows he's supposed to be professional, but sometimes things are said in the heat of the moment after losing a match.

Additionally, they talk about a few other topics including his reasoning for playing Morrigan, the pot splitting at Texas Showdown, his grand finals match in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 against EMP|Dieminion at Civil War and more.
After the jump you can check out some of Jason's pictures from the event.

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Updated: New console entitled 'Xbox One', Microsoft's next-gen console reveal event streaming live today

Updated: New console entitled 'Xbox One', Microsoft's next-gen console reveal event streaming live today Updated: We here at EventHubs have snapped a few quick screen shots of the new Xbox One console.

Microsoft will be holding an event today in Redmond, Washington, in order to unveil their next-gen console. A live stream will be available on Xbox.com, Xbox Live, Spike TV (North America), GameTrailers and many other media networks. After the jump, you will find a live stream featuring IGN's coverage of the event.

The event will officially be kicking off around 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. GMT. IGN will be having a pre-show beginning here shortly in which editors Ryan McCaffrey and Daemon Hatfield sit down with Lionhead boss, Peter Molyneux, for a look back at the Xbox 360.


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Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Batgirl, Killing Joke, Red Son skin pack and Bane Luchador costume now available on Xbox 360 and PS3, history of Barbara Gordon

The next wave of Injustice: Gods Among Us DLC is now available for download on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. This includes Batgirl as a playable character, the Killing Joke skin pack containing three new costumes for the Joker, the Red Son pack and the Bane Luchador outfit.

- Batgirl will be available for $4.99 / 400 MSP, or free to Season Pass holders.
- Bane's Luchador skin is FREE with Batgirl download.
- The Killing Joke and Red Son skin packs will be available for $2.99 / 240 MSP each, and are not included in the Season Pass.

To commemorate this day, InjusticeGame put together a quick history of the character that touches on Barbara Gordon's origin and how she went about becoming Batgirl.

Be sure to check out the full list of patch notes for the Batgirl compatibility pack.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us v1.03 official patch notes, general fixes and character balance improvements

Injustice: Gods Among Us v1.03 official patch notes, general fixes and character balance improvements The Injustice: Gods Among Us official website has posted the patch notes for the patch v1.03 of Injustice which will be launched tomorrow.

Additionally launching tomorrow is Batgirl, Bane Luchador costume, Killer Joke skins and Red Son costume pack. Check out our post for details on price.

Hit the jump for the character balance improvements.

General Fixes


• A player no longer receives a loss when an opponent quits an online match.
• Fixed an issue where online Hero Cards were not visible if a user had > 30 friends.
• Various Online fixes to enhance stability.
• A player can now perform a 2in1 combo into background bounces and interactables using Light+Medium buttons on arcade sticks. This makes the game fully playable on 5 button arcade sticks.
• A player can no longer block or escape a throw in the middle of performing a stance switch.
• The Fortress of Solitude (Upper Level-Left) Space Ship damage was normalized for all characters.
• Fixed an issue that affected some characters when performing a combo on weapon-wielding defenders that were holding grenades in the Batcave.
• Fixed various issues where Interactive Objects could obscure the players’ view after being used.
• Fixed a rare issue where players could sometimes interact with invisible Interactive Objects.

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East Coast Throwdown 5 results, stream archives and more featuring ChrisG, Justin Wong, Dieminion, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz

East Coast Throwdown 5 results, stream archives and more featuring ChrisG, Justin Wong, Dieminion, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from East Coast Throwdown 5.

East Coast Throwdown 5 is about to get going, with the pools being shown on stream from 12 P.M., live from Morristown, New Jersey. The tournament will take place during May 18th-19th, and features Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and more on the main stage, with lots of side tournaments going on as well. For a full rundown of the titles being competed in, hit up our tournament preview.

Hit the jump to check out the streams, with main streaming duties being handled by TeamSp00ky. Secondary streams will be held by Deadly Bison Entertainment, KombatNetwork and Bibiquadium.

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Capcom expects to announce balance changes to Street Fighter 4 around the time of EVO 2013 - Ono wants online edition of CvS2 on XBL

Capcom expects to announce balance changes to Street Fighter 4 around the time of EVO 2013 - Ono wants online edition of CvS2 on XBL Capcom expects to announce the balance changes for the next version of Street Fighter 4 around the time of this year's EVO, which is taking place from July 12-14, 2013.

Ono doesn't say specifically that they'll be announcing the changes at EVO, just around that time.

Yoshinori had a few other interesting Tweets, which weren't in Japanese, that have been included below, most notably that he'd like to see an online edition of Capcom vs. SNK 2.

FlagshipFighter: I really need CVS2: Online Edition for XBLA! PLEASE!

Ono: I want it too!! I'll request to CAPCOM JAPAN team about it.

What do you think about SSF4 Arcade Edition v2013?

SF team develop and research for next AE12. We'll be making preparation announce for it in soon. ;D

Roob320: Anything cool going to be announced at E3?

Ono: I can't say for it... ;P

Source: Yoshinori Ono's Twitter. Contributions to this story by MajinTenshinhan.

Updated: Official character art added, Beowulf wins second DLC character vote for Skullgirls

Updated: Lab Zero posted the official character artwork for the 5th DLC character in Skullgirls, Beowulf.

Mike Z called into the Salty Cupcake stream tonight to announce the winner of the second DLC character vote.

The winner of the second DLC character vote is none other than Beowulf. This makes a total of five confirmed characters coming to the game via DLC; Squigly, Big Band, Eliza, Robo-Fortune and Beowulf.


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