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Updated: Edition select will not work in ranked, offline-only; Capcom reveals USF4 option that lets you select characters from past versions

Updated: Capcom's latest Saikyo Blog has confirmed that the edition select option will be an offline-only function. It specifically mentions that players will not be able to take part in ranked matches, or other online versus modes using characters from the past.

Earlier: It was revealed at SoCal Regionals 2014 that a new option will be available to players in Ultra Street Fighter 4. Players are given the choice to choose what version of their favorite characters they want to play.

This newly unveiled option will bring back powerful versions of characters such as Vanilla Sagat, Arcade Edition Yun, and more. All characters from each version of Street Fighter 4 can be selected. The different versions are as follows:

• Street Fighter 4
• Super Street Fighter 4
• Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition
• Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012
• Ultra Street Fighter 4

Hit the jump to check out the brand new trailer.

SoCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, Gamerbee, ChrisG, Wao, Michael-tan, PR Balrog & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with final results from SCR 2014, including battle logs and other notes, plus stream archives. Hit the jump to view them.

SoCal Regionals 2014 is kicking off today, and will be running from February 28 - March 2 in Irvine, California. This event is going to be huge with 20 tournament games, and a slew of amazing players in attendance.

Players expected to compete include Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, AVM|Gamerbee, NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, FNEX|K-Brad, Wao, YBK|Michael-tan, CCG|Chi-Rithy, EG|fLoE, Knives, CTRL|RayRay, MMG|ApologyMan, BT|Angelic, EMP|NuckleDu, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Snake Eyez, NGL|Chris, iPeru, NGL|Marq Teddy, FRQ|Filipin0man, Damdai, and many others.

Additionally, SCR will be holding an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test that is open to attendees. A special exhibition is also taking place this weekend, featuring Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, AVM|Gamerbee, Chris King, Snake Eyez, Wao, and YBK|Michael-tan.

Hit the jump to check out the results, battle logs, event schedule and more.

Winter Brawl 8 results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Justin Wong, GamerBee, IFC Yipes, Dieminion, Sanford Kelly and more

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

Big E Gaming is kicking off the 8th installment of their Winter Brawl tournament series today in Essington, Pennsylvania. The event will run from February 21 - 23; the stream is currently live with casuals, and the tournament will begin soon.

The games being played at this major include Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Soul Calibur 5, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, King of Fighters 13, Persona 4 Arena, and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma.

AVM|GamerBee, EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EMP|IFC Yipes, FNEX|K-Brad, EMP|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Dieminion, CTRL|RayRay, CTRL|Flux, PIE|Zeus, XAN|DJ Huoshen, BIFU|Winrich, EG|fLoE, TA|Moons, AG|Native Impact, RG|Rico Suave, BIFU|Insaynne, EMP|JRosa, DSC|Veloc1raptor, RPD|Alex Smith, AG|Demon Hyo, AG|LuckyD, TS|Footblat and many more are expected to compete this weekend.

Today, the team tournaments for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Killer Instinct, and Injustice will be taking place. Hit the jump to check out the live video feed.

Tier list evolution: See how SSF4 AE v2012's characters are changing over time - EventHubs preview

Today we're showing off a new feature for our tier listings that TheUncharted has been hard at work on, displaying the daily/weekly/monthly changes to the character's overall match-up scores for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

When we launch our new tier index page for SSF4 AE v2012, you'll be able to see a full breakdown of all of the characters — and you'll easily be able to chart how they've changed in recent times.

Tiers never stay static, and just as Oni, Evil Ryu and Gen have all seen rises in power in regards to tier listings in recent memory — our new index page will reflect that. Here's a preview, see the entire breakdown by clicking this image below.

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Hit the jump to see more.

Diddy Kong announced as next returning character in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS

The official Super Smash Bros. website updated earlier, and revealed that Diddy Kong will be playable in Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. Diddy makes a return from the last title in the series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Below are a few images to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump for Diddy's official artwork, and a couple of 3DS screens.

Updated: Little Mac revealed as next fighter in Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS

Updated: Little Mac's reveal trailer, and a ton of images have been added to the story.

During the Nintendo Direct stream today, it was announced that Little Mac, the main boxer from the Punch Out series, will be the next playable character in Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS.

You can check out a couple of screen caps below, one from his intro, and one of his character icon. We will update this story as more content is released .

Share your tier lists for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, look up other user's votes

TheUncharted has been hard at work giving our users the ability to share their tier lists for individual characters in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012.

Now, if you want the world to know how you've voted in our tiers for SSF4 AE v2012, it only takes two clicks to accomplish.

Also, it's possible to look up other user's votes — and you can also opt out of having your tier lists be viewable. For the complete rundown, hit the jump.

Updated: Finale results, ESGN TV's Fight Night ft. Infiltration, Xian, Tokido, Mike Ross, FChamp, and more - $25,000 up for grabs

Updated again: This story has been updated with the season finale results.

ESGN TV is streaming the first episode of their Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 Fight Night series in which a handful of top level players will be competing in exhibition matches with $25,000 up for grabs.

One episode will air every day this week, and the stream begins at 9:30 p.m. CET / 12:30 p.m. PST / 3:30 p.m. EST.

Players involved in this program include DM|Xian, Infiltration, MCZ|Tokido, Ryan Hart, coL|Filipino Champ, Mike Ross, Luffy, and BCN|Alioune. These players will play first to 7 sets, and the match ups will be chosen at random.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

Overview of current tier standings and how they've changed in SSF4 AE v2012, tiers icon added to EventHubs

Tier lists are an ever changing rating system for fighting games. Perceptions of characters are constantly altered — even when there characters themselves remain the same in what they're capable of.

Last month we offered a preliminary look at how the numbers were shaping up, but we've received a considerable amount more votes since that time and some of the placings and overall opinions have changed.

As such, we've broken down the list into a table, showing the current scores (47,000+ votes) compared with last month's scores (29.000+ votes), along with columns showing how much they've changed.

Also, we've added a new tiers icon to the very top of the website, so it's a little easier to find the tiers section going forward, although it still only links to the SSF4 AE v2012 portion.

Hit the jump to see our latest breakdown along with notes.

Tournament results database, player profiles and ratings, match logs and more - EventHubs Tournament & Player Database coming in the future

Today we're taking a bit of a different approach, and instead of announcing a project when we're almost ready for beta testing, we're talking about it during it's very early development phase.

We've been planning a tournament and player database since the early days of EventHubs, but we've finally built enough pieces of the puzzle to make it a reality, and we're pleased to announce that this project is in development now.

Here's what you can expect in the future.

• Profile pages for all of the major players in the FGC.
• Ratings for all players, for all tournament fighting games.
• A breakdown of accomplishments.
• Player vs. history. E.g. you can look up what Justin Wong's record is against Daigo, or anyone else in the database.
• Overall win/loss records.
• Win/loss records when using various characters.
• Character usage breakdowns, by player.
• More we'll be announcing in the future.

The reason we're announcing this now is to try and get our readers involved in the process, as your feedback, even on coming up with the name of the new area could be very helpful.

Hit the jump to read more.

February EventHubs subscriber giveaway is a Mad Catz FightStick Pro for the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3

We're doing our second bi-monthly giveaway to EventHubs subscribers in February, and the winner will receive a Mad Catz FightStick Pro for either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3.

You can become a subscriber now for $20 USD per year, to be entered into the EventHubs bi-monthly sweepstakes.

You'll also get other great benefits for subscribing like:

• Ads removed from web and mobile platforms when signed in.
• A monthly newsletter only for VIPs where we talk about new features and site developments.
• Sweet highlights on your username in the comments area and user profile page.

Last month's winner of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate was Gigantor21, who received a PS3 copy.

Hit the jump for more details, including contest rules.

Updated: Official Spinal debut trailer, Q&A with developers, 84 hit Ultra, alternate costumes / colors, and first look at Fulgore in Killer Instinct

Updated: We've added a few screen caps of Spinal and Fulgore to the story.

The long awaited debut of Spinal is finally upon us, and IGN is providing the coverage today.

An official trailer showing the first actual gameplay footage of Spinal is now live, and in it, we see what he is capable of in Double Helix Games' KI.

Additionally, we get out first look at the 8th and final first season character, Fulgore.

Spinal will be available for download tomorrow.

Hit the jump to check out Spinal's debut trailer.

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 change log for all characters - Taipei Game Show build

The good folks over at Capcom-Unity have posted a full changelog for the current location test of Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Want to know what's happening with the system, or your character, in the current version? Hit the jump for the full scoop.

Character tier listing results for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 - EventHubs beta update

We've made some heavy additions to our beta test of the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 tiers section here on EventHubs.

Now you will find compiled results for all of the game's 39 cast members, which includes a character-by-character breakdown of how all of their match ups were voted.

Keep in mind, this is based on a weighted scoring system to eliminate troll votes from the equation. So far over 36,000 votes have been cast, and that number is growing daily.

We've also went a bit further and instead of just displaying a traditional match up chart, you'll find all of the matches have been separated from best to worst, including how many times they were voted for — and you can easily compare how you voted with how the weighted scores turned out.

Hit the jump to continue reading, and find specific links to every character's section.

Full beta change log to be shared soon for Ultra Street Fighter 4, location tests hit Japan this weekend

Assistant Producer for Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tomoaki Ayano, has just returned to Capcom HQ in Osaka from his recent appearance at the Taipei Game Show a couple of days ago, and already he's raring to go.

Earlier today, Ayano published a new entry on Ultra Street Fighter 4's official Saikyo blog, announcing that a round of USF4 beta location tests will take place this weekend, from January 31 to February 2, in three Japanese cities: Tokyo, Osaka, and Nagoya.

Fighting gamers in Tokyo will be able to participate in the beta location test at the HEY arcade in Akihabara, while their counterparts in Osaka and Nagoya can do so at the Taito Station outlets in Nihonbashi (Osaka) and Osu (Nagoya), respectively.

Hit the jump to read more, including details about how full change logs will be shared soon.

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