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Why it doesn't matter whether or not Daigo is washed up in Street Fighter 4

When MCZ|Daigo loses a set, people tend to lose their minds. Just a few days ago, Daigo lost a first to seven set to Kazunoko at Topanga League without winning a single match.

This struck people as so unprecedented that it caused quite a buzz. Some of us even wrote in-depth analysis articles trying to explain how and why it happened.

Amongst all the civil discussions about Daigo's downfall, many were very quick to exclaim, as is almost always the case, that Daigo is washed up, not as good as he once was and certainly no longer the best.

The following day The Beast turned around and won Topanga League, making him the only competitor to ever win back to back Topangas.

Even in light of this win, Daigo very well might not be the best, or as good as he once was... but that really is inconsequential at this point.

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Andy Bogard confirmed playable in King of Fighters 14

A brand new King of Fighters 14 teaser trailer has been released by SNK Playmore.

Today, Andy Bogard is confirmed as the next playable character to enter the ring. The trailer shows a quick glimpse of what he can do, giving us a look at his fireball, elbow strike, and trademark leaping kick.

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You can check out the official trailer below.

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Nine added as playable character in BlazBlue Central Fiction

Konoe A. Mercury, also referred as Nine in the BlazBlue series, has been a known, albeit unplayable character for some time now. But according to the most recent issue of Famitsu, her days of sitting on the bench are over.

Nine will be a playable fighter in BlazBlue Central Fiction. Below, you can check out a few shots of her in-game.

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We'll likely be seeing much more of Nine very soon, as BlazBlue Central Fiction is set for a Japanese arcade release on November 19th, 2015.

Source: Famitsu. Via Siliconera. Sent in by icejohn and Sarcastic_Black_Koshinomi.

Street Fighter 5 beta tutorial launches on PlayStation 4, Gouken makes appearance

A 2.3 gigabyte update for the Street Fighter 5 beta just dropped for PlayStation 4 users, and it adds a tutorial mode to the game.

This tutorial walks players through the very basics of fighting games, plus a few specific things for SF5. It starts off with simply moving forward to the opponent, then covers things like high and low attacks, along with how to block.

It finishes off with using Ryu's V-Skill and V-Trigger. This is all presented with a story, which features Gouken, along with Ken and Ryu in their Street Fighter Alpha costumes.

Once the tutorial ends, that's apparently all of the new content that's currently available, as it jumps you back to the title screen. You can find screen shots below, along with a video.

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Dhalsim returns in Street Fighter 5; game to be released on February 16th, 2016

Updated: This story has been updated with screenshots and information about Dhalsim's V-moves.

Earlier: At Paris Games Week, Capcom officially announced Street Fighter 5's next character. Everyone's favorite stretchy zoning fighter, Dhalsim, is making a return.

Those attending PGW will have the opportunity to try out the new 'Sim on the expo's show floor.

It has also been confirmed that six additional characters added to the game a year after launch. They will be unlockable with fight money.

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Street Fighter 5 will be released on February 16th, 2016.

Hit the jump to check out Dhalsim's official trailer.

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Tekken 7 announced for PlayStation 4, will have special content - brand new trailer revealed

The long expected console announcement for Tekken 7 is now here, as Katsuhiro Harada announced that the latest installment would be hitting the PlayStation 4 and also showcased a trailer for the game.

"When the game makes the leap from arcades to console, it will be the most complete and enhanced version to date," said Harada through a translator.

There will also be special content available for PlayStation 4 users, although what it is hasn't been revealed yet. No release date was spoken about.

The new Tekken 7 trailer takes place before the initial entry in the franchise, and it depicts one of the most horrifying and iconic moments in the series. You can find it below.

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Laura officially announced in Street Fighter 5

Laura was just officially revealed at Brazil Game Show by Yoshinori Ono himself. Here's what Capcom has to say about her:

"Joining the series from her homeland in Brazil, Laura Matsuda is a Jiu-Jitsu specialist, a first for the Street Fighter series. Continuing the tradition of the famed Matsuda fighting style, Laura is constantly looking for strong opponents around the world to defeat, in an effort to spread the Matsuda Jiu-Jitsu’s name and prestige.

Laura’s methodical grapple technique comes equipped with a stunning “Thunder Clap” projectile that zaps opponents and leaves them questioning if they should get in close, or keep their distance. By activating her “Spark Show” state, Laura’s projectiles fly further and her attacks and grabs have increased stun damage.

Using a variety of quick moving attacks and effective command grabs, Laura will become a favorite for players who enjoy “up close and personal” mind games."

Third Strike die hards may recall that Sean's last name is also Matsuda, so we're guessing Laura may be Sean's sister. There's plenty to take in, so check out the screenshots below and hit the jump below to check out Laura's official reveal trailer.

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Zangief returns in Street Fighter 5

The next Street Fighter 5 character has been officially revealed over at the IgroMir Expo 2015 in Russia. Zangief -- Street Fighter's first true grappler -- makes his return today.

Zangief brings his classic fighting style into the world of Street Fighter 5, but adds some new interesting abilities. Not only does he have his Iron Muscle (V-Skill) and Cyclone Lariat (V-Trigger), but Gief has a few more tricks up his sleeve that we are still waiting to learn about.

With the addition of Zangief, only three characters remain unannounced for the launch roster.

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Hit the jump to check out the official trailer and more information about Zangief's V-moves.

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Karin announced for Street Fighter 5

Updated: We've added official artwork and screen shots for Karin into this story, along with details and images of her V-Skill and V-Trigger.

Karin was revealed for Street Fighter 5 this evening by Capcom at the Tokyo Game Show as a playable character.

Karin Kanzuki is one of the most popular Street Fighter characters in the entire series, and she first made her debut in Alpha 3, clear back in 1998.

Karin has been introduced along with a brand new stage called "Kanzuki Estate." The returning fighter uses her new dash move to close the distance between her and the opponent and set up high/low mix ups or throws.

The highly anticipated Alpha 3 fighter has a well-rounded skill set that focuses on putting pressure on her foes.

You can find Karin's Street Fighter 5 move list here.

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Hit the jump to read up on Karin's V-Skill, V-Trigger, and watch her official trailer.

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Masked Pikachu is Pokkèn Tournament's newest playable character

Bandai Namco has officially revealed a new fighter for Pokkèn Tournament. Today, Masked Pikachu joins the playable roster.

Masked Pikachu isn't a simple alternate costume for the already existing Pikachu in Pokkèn Tournament. Instead, the luchador version has a vastly different move-set that utilizes a series of wrestling moves.

In the official trailer that was released earlier today, we see that Masked Pikachu attacks opponents with drop kicks, elbow drops, and even a stunner.

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You can check out the latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer below.

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Sony announces King of Fighters XIV for 2016

Sony has officially announced King of Fighters XIV during their presentation at Tokyo Game Show.

Seeing as only a teaser was shown, there wasn't a whole lot we could gather about the game, but we do see that the latest KOF will feature Kyo Kusanagi and Iori Yagami, and that it has adopted fully three-dimensional models.

This is a major departure from traditional KOF sprite-based models. It will be interesting to see how fans of the series react to such a change. Seeing as this is the first we've seen of the game, we keep in mind that the final product will likely be somewhat different from what we see here.

King of Fighters XIV is expected to release in Japan sometime next year, according to reports.

You can see a few shots from the trailer below:

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Hit the jump to see the teaser trailer.

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We're hiring again! Become an EventHubs Web Content Contributor - Applications closed

Application window now closed: We've stopped accepting applications for this position now. Thanks to everyone who applied.

That's right, folks. We're hiring again. This time, our editorial team is expanding, and we're looking for a Web Content Contributor to join our staff.

This is an entry level, part-time position with roughly 16 hours per week commitment needed (to start). We will eventually ramp this position up to a full-time equivalent, depending on how fast this person is able to get up to speed. Pay will depend on experience.

This position will entail:
• Tracking down leads, coming up with ideas for content, and keeping up-to-date on the fighting game community.
• Generating stories for the site's front page.
• Supplemental tournament coverage.
• Occasionally covering swing shifts when needed.

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Street Fighter 5's second brand new fighter revealed - Rashid joins the fray

Updated: Direct feed of Rashid's official trailer and some off-screen footage has been added to this story.

Earlier: Street Fighter series producer Yoshinori Ono had been teasing left and right with pictures of whirlwinds and various gust effects, and now we finally know what it was all pointing at.

This morning, during the Games '15 event in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates, Ono took to the stage to reveal Street Fighter 5's latest brand new character, Rashid, who joins Necalli, who we first saw at EVO 2015, in being a Street Fighter 5 newcomer.

This story will be updated with images and video footage as it becomes available. Hit the jump to check it out, and please keep checking back as more content will keep being added.

Below is an image of Rashid courtesy of MakuXV and Bas Gros Poing.

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Responsive design beta launched on EventHubs - note about mobile app store redirects

Responsive design beta launched on EventHubs

Our tech team, TheUncharted, ArrogantAmateur and AdaptiveTrigger, have been hard at work making our site's design responsive.

For those unfamiliar with the term, in a nut shell, EventHubs will now automatically resize itself to whatever size screen you're viewing it on.

This is a beta launch of our responsive design, so you may notice some bugs and other issues. Please report them below in the comments as you discover problems.

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Street Fighter 5 pre-order costumes and collector's edition revealed for North America

Just this morning, Capcom unveiled the first set of alternate costumes for Street Fighter 5. These outfits will become available to those who pre-order the game at select retailers.

Check out the costumes below.

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Which costume you get will be dependent upon where you pre-order. The breakdown is as follows:

Gamestop - Battle Costume Ryu
Best Buy - Battle Costume Cammy
Amazon - Battle Costume M. Bison
PlayStation Store/PC Digital: Battle Costume Chun-Li

Hit the jump for details on the collector's edition.

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