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YouTube to buy Twitch for $1 billion, if U.S. regulators approve

According to sources close to the situation, YouTube is preparing to acquire the Twitch.TV video streaming service for $1 billion, and both parties have agreed to it, Variety is reporting.

The deal is about to be announced publicly any moment now.

If the deal goes through, this would be the biggest acquisition ever for YouTube, which was itself acquired by Google in 2006 for $1.65 billion.

But there is a fair chance it may not, if U.S. regulators are not convinced that the deal isn't anti-competitive, and would not impact the industry negatively.

As both YouTube and Twitch are already leaders in the field, the acquisition might make YouTube too big a player in the online video arena. YouTube expects that the Justice Department will likely challenge the acquisition.

Source: Variety via Kotaku. Sent in by kinoslayer, shinwar, and an anonymous tipster.

Ryu may have a brink-of-death reset combo in Ultra Street Fighter 4 - XMikexSonicX demonstrates using the KingBlackToof SSF4 AE v2012 PC mod

While experimenting with an approximation of Ryu's new move properties in Ultra Street Fighter 4 through the KingBlackToof SSF4 AE v2012 PC mod, YouTube user XMikexSonicX has discovered a reset combo that may raise a few eyebrows.

Thanks to Ryu's EX Shoryuken reset, it appears to be possible to reset your opponent mid-combo for a 50/50 front-or-back mix-up, that can lead to stun and, ultimately, defeat. Especially if you're fighting against Akuma.

The reset combo is somewhat similar to what Yun was previously able to do in SSF4 AE, and involves a good amount of the EX meter, along with a fully-charged Ultra Combo gauge. Although there are also variations that deal slightly lesser damage but does not require Ryu's UC.

Hit the jump to see the video.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 hits PSN and XBL on June 3rd/4th, retail versions on August 5th - an EventHubs exclusive interview with Combofiend

EventHubs correspondent Jason24cf recently conducted an exclusive interview with Capcom's own Peter "Combofiend" Rosas over at ECT 2014.

The entire discussion focuses on Ultra Street Fighter 4, and Combofiend shared with us the one important bit of information that everyone has been aching to know.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be released on the PlayStation Store on June 3rd and on the Xbox Live Marketplace on June 4th. The digital version of the game comes at a price tag of $14.99 USD.

The digital upgrade will be released first, and the disc-based version will follow on August 5 for $39.99 USD. PC players can look forward to a retail and digital copy on August 8th.

This interview is packed with juicy information, and we've also added a transcript with some of the standout bits. Hit the jump to check it out.

Tiers for Street Fighter X Tekken launched on EventHubs

We've launched a new game for our tiers app, Street Fighter X Tekken.

Users have the ability to vote on each of the game's match ups, plus there are new discussion areas where you can talk about each of the bouts.

If you're knowledgeable about Street Fighter X Tekken, please get in there and vote on the match ups you're familiar with. Please keep in mind that this section updates once an hour, so keep checking back to see how the tiers are taking shape.

It's the wild west when a tier section is first launched, just a few votes can have a drastic impact on the list, but over time the picture gets much more defined and normalized. Please be patient as the list shapes up, and try not to freak out if things look a little odd at first.

We'll have tiers for another new game launched in the near future, usually every four or five days. Stay tuned.

Northwest Majors VI results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Tokido, K-Brad, PR Balrog, FChamp, NuckleDu, Nemo, Abegen & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for multiple games.

Northwest Majors VI kicks off today from Des Moines, Washington, and the event will run all the way through the weekend. This major tournament is the next stop on the Capcom Pro Tour, and a plethora of different games will be competed in, including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, and more.

As with any major, many top-level players are expected to compete. MCZ|Tokido, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, RG|Filipino Champ, EMP|NuckleDu, BT|Clockw0rk, AS|Reynald, BE|Nemo, BE|Abegen, BE|KaneBlueRiver, MMG|Apologyman, EMP|Mew2King, Bokkin, Bronson Tran, Mr. Naps, JustFramesJames, and many more are set to take part in this event.

Northwest Majors VI marks the first stateside event where the public can try out Ultra Street Fighter 4's Decapre. A USF4 location test will be running throughout the weekend, so anyone in attendance can get their hands on the upcoming update.

A first-to-10 King of Fighters 13 exhibition is set to take place between Tokido and Reynald, along with other side events.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

King of Fighters 13 is the next game to get the EventHubs tiers treatment

We've just launched King of Fighters 13 as the next game in the EventHubs tiers section. You can now vote to your heart's content on KoF13 character match ups and discuss them with other EventHubs users.

Please note this section is new and as votes come through, many match-ups will be inaccurate, initially. Calculations happen every hour, so be sure to check back often to see how the matches are shaping up.

If you're in the know about KoF13, please drop that knowledge on our tiers system. And, if you know others that might have valuable insight, be sure to share the link on Twitter and Facebook.

This is just one of many more games to get the tiers treatment.

If you can't contain your excitement in anticipation of your favorite fighting game getting added to the tiers section, let us know in the comments below and we just might make it happen sooner.

Keep checking back for more announcements.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 Edition Select still offline-only, has save/reload state and Network Simulation; hits retailers August 7 in Japan

Updated: Upon closer scrutiny, it appears that Ultra Street Fighter 4's Edition Select is still an offline-only mode. We previously had a small error in translation that has since been fixed.

Japanese magazine Weekly Famitsu has more than just a look at Decapre, Rolento, Elena, Hugo and Poison's alternate costumes in its latest issue.

The gaming publication also revealed that the packaged retail version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 will come out in Japan on August 7 at the price of 3,990 yen (4,309 yen with tax included) -- as well as the scoop on some very spiffy new features: a save/reload feature and a Network Simulation option in Training mode.

Check out the Famitsu scans below, and hit the jump to read more about the new Training mode tools.


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Why did T. Hawk drop in the rankings? Major additions to tiers help answer that question and more

We've just launched some major additions to our tiers here on EventHubs.

The first thing you'll notice right off is we now list the top 10 gains and losses for all of the games currently in our tiers, which are SSF4 AE v2012 and BlazBlue CP.

One of the biggest new features is now you can track how every single match up in every game has changed — or is currently changing.

So if you see that T. Hawk has dropped several points in our rankings, you can click through to find out why.

Our tier listings are now updated every hour, so if a character gets hot in a tournament, you'll be able to chart their rise (or fall) and see which match ups they're gaining or losing ground in.

Hit the jump to continue reading.

Topanga World League results, standings, battle logs and more, Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 round robin tournament

Updated: This story has been updated with final results, standings and battle logs for all days of Topanga World League.

Reminiscent of last year's Topanga Asia League, this year a league featuring global players is being run. Topanga World League features top players MCZ|Daigo, RZR|Fuudo, Bonchan, wao, Infiltration, Qanba|Xiao Hai, EG|PR Balrog and RZR|Xian battling it out for a massive prize of 1,500,000 yen ($14,769) to the winner.

Hit the jump to check out current standings, battle logs and more.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 full change list for Japanese arcade release

Updated with complete change list: We've translated all of the changes for the Japanese arcade release of Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Today, a full change log for the arcade release of Ultra Street Fighter 4 was released onto the net, on the USF4 Nesica site.

It detailed changes for all of the returning characters in the game, along with system mechanic alterations.

EventHubs' own MajinTenshinhan and KarbyP provided translations for the community. Hit the jump to view the complete breakdown.

Fulgore now playable in Killer Instinct, patch adds arcade mode and more

Showing up a little earlier the anticipated, the Killer Instinct team released a new update for the game today which makes Fulgore playable.

The update is a 6.8 gigabyte download, and Fulgore will be selectable if you own the $20 or more editions of Killer Instinct.

The update also adds Arcade Mode and online lobbies into the mix, featuring eight player rooms and spectating functionality.

We've transcribed notes straight from the development team on how Fulgore plays, and some strategies you can employ with him.

You can find Fulgore's reveal trailer after the jump, if you haven't seen it already.

Updated: Charizard and Greninja revealed as playable, Zero Suit Samus, Sheik and Yoshi return; Super Smash Bros. 3DS releases this Summer

Updated again: The final portion of the Nintendo Direct feed revealed that Charizard and Greninja will be the two newest playable characters.

Sakurai revealed that Zero Suit Samus and Sheik will return as separate playable characters on the roster. He noted that no characters will be able to change form in this iteration of Smash Bros. (i.e. Samus/Zero Suit Samus and Zelda/Sheik). Yoshi is also returning as a playable character.

Earlier: Series creator Masahiro Sakurai stated during the Nintendo Direct stream that Super Smash Bros. 3DS will be released this Summer. The Wii U version will be released at a later date, some time during the Winter of this year.

According to Sakurai, the 3DS version will run at 60 FPS. He notes that some of the Pokemon will move at 30 FPS, but the characters will always run at 60.

Additionally, the 3DS version stages will each have two themes. The Wii U version will differ in that it will let you choose between a ton of past Smash themes.


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Hit the jump for more details from the Nintendo Direct feed, and the stream archive.

Texas Showdown 2014 results, battle logs and stream archives ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, ChrisG, K-Brad, Noel Brown, and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for Texas Showdown 2014.

Texas Showdown 2014 kicks off today in Houston, Texas, and will run from April 4 - 6. A myriad of games will be played this weekend, and this tournament marks the next stop of the Capcom Pro Tour 2014.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, UVG|Noel Brown, MLSwear, AB|Joe Love, AB|Nashfan. AB|Chaotix, WTHamad, and more are expected to compete this weekend.

Additionally, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be available at the event for public testing. A special USF4 exhibition will also be taking place on Sunday, before the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 finals.

If you'd like to follow along with the matches, you can find the brackets over on the Texas Showdown Challonge page.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

Kenneth 'K-Brad' Bradley joins team Evil Geniuses

It was announced today by CoolGrayAJ over on Twitter that Kenneth "K-Brad" Bradley is now the newest member of Team Evil Geniuses.

K-Brad has made a name for himself by proving he is a very strong Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 player. Most recently, the top level Cammy player took home 1st place at SoCal Regionals 2014, defeating the EVO 2012 champion, Infiltration, in the grand finals.

The new Evil Geniuses member stated that he is happy to be a part of the team, and gives credit to Justin Wong for making it happen. "Over the years, I've become good friends with the EG players, most especially Justin Wong, whom I would credit in getting me here in the first place," K-Brad says. "I am truly thankful to have great teammates like Eduardo, Ricky and Justin. I couldn't be any happier if I tried.”

K-Brad joins fellow Street Fighter players Justin Wong, Ricky Ortiz, PR Balrog, Momochi, and Choco Blanka on the team.

Hit the jump to check out Justin and Ricky's personal statements on the addition of K-Brad, and CoolGrayAJ's tweet.

Topanga World League announced ft. Daigo, Wao, PR Balrog, Xian, Infiltration, and more; April 10-13

It has been officially revealed this morning that a "Topanga World League" will be kicking off on April 10 - 13 of this year. As usual, there will be 8 players competing in a Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 first-to-7 round robin tournament, and much like each of the previous Topanga Leagues, this event will be stacked with talent.

This event has 1,500,000 yen (roughly $15,000 USD) going to the 1st place winner, 500,000 yen (about $5,000 USD) to 2nd place, and 250,00 yen (a little over $2,400 USD) to 3rd.


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You can check out the full player list, along with characters to be used, after the jump.


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