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Stream Monster's Showdown poll results - round robin UMvC3 tournament with top east coast players

A little ways back, we asked the community to vote on which players they like to see compete at the Stream Monster's Showdown, a 8-man round robin Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament.

Some of the best players on the east coast were in the running to compete, but only your votes could get them in this event. Check out the video below from Hold Back to Block to find out who will be competing on June 22, 2013 in Philadelphia, PA at Bar Battles 5.

There's $500 on the line, along with a prize package from Mad Catz and Bifuteki will be streaming every single match. The action starts this coming weekend, so prepare to get hype.
You can hit the jump to view a full breakdown of the results and the players people voted for.

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Updated: Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS confirmed for 2014 release, Mega Man will guest star - tons of screen shots added

Updated again: We have added screenshots for the game's newest character the Wii Fit Trainer. The screenshots are taken from the Wii U version of the game.

Updated: We have added a slew of screen shots for both the Wii U and 3DS versions of Super Smash Bros. Hit the jump to check out images for all of the characters currently announced.

During this morning's Nintendo press conference, both Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS were shown off. Both titles will be hitting their respective consoles some time next year.

The confirmed characters include an Animal Crossing Villager, Mario, Donkey Kong, Link, Samus, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Bowser and Pit. Additionally, everyone's favorite Blue Bomber will be making a guest appearance as a selectable fighter.

Hit the jump to check out a ton of screen shots, along with the Mega Man trailer.

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Street Fighter 4 update balance change requests from Japan, part 8 - Rufus, C. Viper, Abel and Dan

Street Fighter 4 update balance change requests from Japan, part 8 - Rufus, C. Viper, Abel and Dan Capcom Unity has posted the final Street Fighter 4 balance suggestions from Japan for the update, this time focusing on Rufus, C. Viper, Abel and Dan. With this article, all 39 characters in SSF4 AE v2012 have been covered.

As usual, Tomoaki Ayano lists a summary of the suggestions fans sent in and he gives his thoughts on those as well.

Hit the jump to read everything, and also find links to all of the previous articles in this series.

Hello everyone, Tomoaki Ayano here!

Here in Tokyo rainy season has begun, which means stifling humidity. If it’d just pour rain we’d be done with it, but instead we get this weak little drizzle. Should I even carry an umbrella for that? I just get all damp anyway. Enough of this wishy-washy nonsense, c’mon downpour! …Wishing for heavy rainfall is just part of living here.

But enough about the weather! We’ve got the final balance requests from the Japanese fans, so let’s get right to it! Speaking of rain…

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Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 added to World Cyber Games lineup - first major eSports outlet since IPL

Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 added to World Cyber Games lineup - first major eSports outlet since IPL Capcom has apparently worked out a deal with the another major eSports outlet to host one of their fighting games, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, after the situation with IPL fell through because the company was sold to Blizzard back in April of this year.

The World Cyber Games (WCG) is a large eSports organization that typically hosts genres like real time strategy and multiplayer online battle arena titles, e.g. StarCraft 2 and League of Legends, so the addition of a fighting game is pretty big news.

With total cash prizes ranging from $200,000 to $500,000 USD for their events, there could be a considerable amount of dough on the line for SSF4 AE v2012 players.

[SEOUL, Korea – June 14, 2013] World Cyber Games Inc. (WCG), organizer of the premier global game competition and festival, has announced three additional official game titles and two promotional game titles to be featured throughout 2013.

The new official titles include worldwide fan favorites ‘StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™` (StarCraft II) and ‘Warcraft® III: The Frozen Throne®` (Warcraft III), and arcade favorite ‘Super Street Fighter® IV Arcade Edition Ver. 2012` (Super Street Fighter IV). In addition ‘NiZhan (AssaultFire)` and ‘QQ Speed` are adding to the promotional game titles. They will join the previously announced four official game titles to ensure that this year`s competition features a wide variety of games that appeal to all different types of gamers around the world.

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General Zod revealed on Conan, gameplay video, available in July - Injustice: Gods Among Us

Tonight, Injustice: Gods Among Us has revealed it's fourth DLC character, General Zod on the television show Conan. Zod was revealed on a segment during the show called Clueless Gamer, where Conan O'Brien and an assistant play the game.

NetherRealm Studios have also implemented an ode to Conan's comic book character, The Flaming C by making him a costume for Superman. It's also noted Zod will be available for download sometime in July.

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Hit the jump to see the gameplay.

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General Zod confirmed as 4th DLC character to Injustice: Gods Among Us, video from E3 and early gameplay information

Updated: The Injustice: Gods Among Us Twitter has stated that the official reveal will be tonight on the TV show Conan.

Check out #CONAN tonight on #TBS for a big Injustice reveal.

General Zod has been confirmed as the fourth DLC character to Injustice: Gods Among Us, YouTube user Rashod Muhammad has posted a short clip of him in game from E3.
Additionally, ConradimusPrime of GameFaqs has posted details on his special moves and trait. Hit the jump to see all the notes.

Special moves:

Cannon: can be done in the air, meter burn fires two additional shots diagonally, fanning out
Pistol: pretty fast, meter burn fires more shots
Ground zap: fixed range attack, can hold or dash cancel. Sucks. Meter burn is ok, dunno if it otgs
Superman punch: works like supermans, but ends in a throw

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Characters Rachel from Ninja Gaiden and Leon confirmed for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

Earlier at E3 2013, Team Ninja unveiled a new trailer for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. The trailer shows off many of the game's characters and confirms two new characters. Up first is Rachel from the Ninja Gaiden series and secondly is Leon the mercenary and Sambo martial artist.
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Tekken Revolution overview - How it works, costs for premium coins and much more

Tekken Revolution launched today, but unless you've had the chance to play it, you're probably wondering how it all works, as Namco hasn't provided a lot of details as of late. We spent some time with the game here and EventHubs and wanted to offer a rundown of what you can expect.

There's a lot of details in this post, so we've broken everything down into sections to make it a bit easier to find what you're looking for. From the coin system to how the current DLC setup works, we're trying to cover all bases here a new player would want to know.

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Wii Fit Trainer joins Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS as a playable character

The official Smash Bros. YouTube channel has posted a new video showing off a new character to Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U.

The Wii Fit Trainer joins the battle to face off against Mega Man, Villiager, Link, Mario, Samus, Donkey Kong, Kirby, Fox, Pikachu, Pit and Bowser.
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Killer Instinct free-to-play was a misconception, Glacius to be fully playable at EVO 2013 and 40 training lessons

Killer Instinct free-to-play was a misconception, Glacius to be fully playable at EVO 2013 and 40 training lessons During the GameSpot E3 2013 stage event a few of the game developers from Double Helix Games were on stage to discuss their newly announced title Killer Instinct.

In particular a few rather important notes were made, the first thing mentioned was that there was a small misconception with the game being free-to-play. While the game is a launch title for the Xbox One, fans will be able to purchase the full game on it's release. There will also be a demo which comes with Jago as playable character where you can play all of the game's modes including online mutliplayer.

If you decided after playing the demo that you liked the game, you can selectively purchase packages which feature various characters.

Yesterday, during the announcement trailer Double Helix also showed off the character Glacius. It was confirmed that he would be fully playable during EVO 2013.

The last thing that was talked about was the game's 40 training lessons to try and teach players how to learn the game.

Tekken Revolution the free-to-play 3D fighter now available on PlayStation Network

Namco Bandai's Tekken Revolution is now available on the PlayStation Network. This free-to-play 3D fighter is now downloadable by all PlayStation Network members.

It is a 1.9 GB download with online multiplayer between 2-6 players, the latter likely in the form of lobbies. Here are some screen shots of the new game.

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Here's a rundown of features:

• Eight playable characters at the start are unlocked: Kazuya, Asuka, Paul, Law, Lars, Jack-6, King and Lili.

• Players can purchase additional characters with in-game gift points, and more fighters will be added in future updates.

• Playing matches will earn XP, which can be spent to level up 3 different attributes. Power (damage done), Endurance (stamina), and vigor (increase critical hit chance).

• The game features two styles of special attacks for each character, Critical Arts and Special Arts. Each fighter has four Critical Arts, which give you the chance to do increased damage on on critical hits. Combatants also have one Special Arts, which gives them a period of invincibility at the start of the move.

• You'll recognize Critical Arts and Special Arts by the particle and motion blur effects.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer.

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PlayStation 4 reveal information: No online authentication to play, used game friend, $399 - How do you think it will affect the community?

PlayStation 4 reveal information: No online authentication to play, used game friend, $399 - How do you think it will affect the community? During Sony's E3 press conference, Sony released a ton of new information on the console. The first thing Sony confirmed that the PlayStation 4 will allow users to play games offline without any online authentication at all. The second thing they revealed was that you will need PlayStation Network Plus to play games online. They also announced was that the PS4 will be "used game friendly" where you can let friends borrow games or buy used games from stores without and consequence.

A lot of fighting game community members were worried about the Xbox One having to connect each console to the internet every 24 hours to be able to play offline, which would cause issues at tournaments.

The last major announcement during the conference was that the PlayStation 4 will cost $399 USD.

Given the current information on both consoles the PS4 and Xbox One, what console will you be getting? Do you believe the PS4 will be superior for tournament usage based on these facts alone? Do we still need more information before making a decision? Leave your thoughts in the comment section below.

New Killer Instinct announced at E3 2013, expected to hit consoles this year

Rare has announced a brand new installment in the Killer Instinct franchise. It will be available exclusively to Xbox One.

The characters shown off in the trailer include Glacius, Jago and Sabrewulf. According to the trailer, we will be seeing the new Killer Instinct hit stores some time this year.

The Xbox One will be available in November so we chances are we will either see KI as a launch title or shortly after.

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Character usage statistics from the last year of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 major tournaments - taken from top 8 and 16

Character usage statistics from the last year of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 major tournaments - taken from top 8 and 16 After generating the character usage stats for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, we here at EventHubs decided to give you a look at similar stats for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

These numbers were compiled using results from most of the major events that took place in the past 12 months in order to find out which characters were used most frequently. Today we have generated the statistics for each character in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, 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. Additionally, these numbers include players that have showed up to multiple events and competed. (i.e. The numbers for Morrigan are high due to AGE|NYChris G making top 8 or 16 in many events through out the year).

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.

Dr. Doom - 153
Vergil - 113
Magneto - 105
Wesker - 99
Wolverine - 62
Spencer - 57
Sentinel - 54
Morrigan - 53

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Updated: Tekken Revolution trailer and details, free-to-play game revealed exclusively for PlayStation 3

Updated: An official 2+ minute trailer has been added into this story, which shows more gameplay footage, and offers a glimpse at some kind of new leveling up system, which lets you spend skill points to increase your character's attributes. Also, details about how the game works have been noted below.

A new, free-to-play Tekken game entitled "Tekken Revolution" was announced today, and it will be exclusive to PlayStation 3 consoles. The release date is set for June 11, 2013, here's the official reveal trailer.

Crafted by NAMCO BANDAI Games' internal TEKKEN development team, TEKKEN REVOLUTION provides fighting game fans and newcomers alike the hard-hitting gameplay of the famed franchise.

Choose from an initial cast of eight iconic TEKKEN characters to train and battle against AI opponents in Arcade Mode or take on fearsome human rivals spanning the globe through online Ranked and Player Matches.

The game also features new bone-crunching Special Arts and Critical Arts moves designed to help newcomers deliver hard-hitting attacks and advanced players to employ new strategies with their favorite fighters.

For the first time in TEKKEN history players will be able to level-up their characters, increasing three key attributes; Strength, Endurance and Vigor, to create a combatant tuned to individual play styles. Develop a defensive tank character with high HP to withstand knockout blows while offense focused players can create a damage-inflicting character with low health but high critical hit rates to devastate opponents with a flurry of attacks.

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