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Goku Black's scythe attack in Dragon Ball FighterZ is downright brutal; see him, Beerus, Hit and Gotenks in action in this new gameplay video

That's it, I need to start watching Dragon Ball Super. If at any point on the checklist for Dragon Ball FighterZ is a box for raising hype for DBS, the team at Bandai Namco can use one of those big, fat, smelly permanent markers to check it off.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is just over a month from release, and is shaping up to potentially be one of the most well-received fighters of recent times as it continues to wow prospective audiences with reveal after reveal.

New footage of the latest characters in DBF has emerged following yesterday's showcasing at Japan's Jump Festa. Beerus, Hit and Goku Black were only recently revealed, and we're already getting to see them in gameplay action.

Thanks to ShoenGameZ, we're privy to footage of all three of these new fighters from the DBS series, along with Gotenks, duking it out and showing off what they can do.

The nearly five minute video sees Beerus pull off a level three Super command grab as well as utilize some intimidating orbs, Hit smack his opponent around with his 56-hit Super and Gotenks fly about like a rabid, Tazmanian Devil as he spins and spits attacks.

While most all of this footage is exciting, I have to highlight Goku Black's Violent Fierce God Slicer scythe technique, which also happens to be his level 3 Super. Here it is in all its beastly brutality:


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World E-Sports Legendary League results ft. Qudans, Xiao Hai, E.T., Noroma

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This wekeend, the World E-Sports Legendary League is taking place in Changsha, China.

This event features some old-school games, namely King of Fighters '97, King of Fighters '94 and Samurai Shodown 2, but the focus is on two modern titles.

Tekken 7, and even moreso King of Fighters 14, have a very heavy focus at this event.

For King of Fighters 14, 8 of the world's top players were invited, expenses paid, to compete against eachother. Unfortunately, one of the invited players, WhiteAshX could not make it and was replaced with Naiwang. The other players participating are DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, E.T., AS|Reynald, M', PandaTV|Dakou, Pako and Luis Cha.

For Tekken 7, the Tekken World Tour champion Qudans attended, as well as several other top players such as COOASGAMES|Noroma and Dee-On.

Streaming is mainly being done on DouyuTV, though King of Fighters 14 is also being restreamed on Romance's Twitch channel.

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NEC 18 early results, streams ft SonicFox, ChrisG, XCaliburBladez, Dragon, MrKwiggle, MarlinPie, Theo, JB, LostSoul, WhiteBoi, SperoGin, Flux and more

Update: This story is being updated with live results as they occur.

The annual Big E event Northeast Championship is taking place this weekend in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in its latest installment NEC 18.

This is a big event for many games, and will have the finals of this year's Dead or Alive 5 Battle Royale, so that's definitely something to look forward to.

Besides Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, games being featured are Street Fighter 5, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Pokkén Tournament DX, ARMS, Windjammers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and a few other games depending on entrants.

Notable players attending include FOX|SonicFox, EG|NYChrisG, UGS|XCaliburBladez, ALG|Dragon, MrKwiggle, PG|MarlinPie, FOX|Theo, SB|JB, PAG|LostSoul, RNG|WhiteBoi, vS|SperoGin, Method|Flux, Circa|JoeyD, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, PG|Coach Steve, FSD|Teru Rock, TSB|Mynus, PG|RayRay, SYN|Rojikku Reigns, ON|Vicio, GXR|Hoodless, NG|Obscure, DC|LazieFreddy, OniJin, PAG|Grover, FSD|Rikuto, NS|Ludovic, UGS|BlackmoonrisingX, ITS|Maknificent and many more.

With 5 games having around or more than 100 entrants, there's going to be a lot of action going on no matter your game of choice, so tune in to the action.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, Kombat Network, Team Spooky, TSB Blaze and Atari FGC.

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Street Fighter 5's 'exhaustible' fight money opportunities will be disappearing after January 16th - let's go down the checklist

It was only just recently that Capcom revealed some interesting details regarding Extra Battle Mode. There will be new ways to generate in-game currency for our Capcom Fighter Network accounts.

There is, however, a downside that was revealed. According to Capcom Unity, "modes that offered one-time finite batches of Fight Money will no longer do so."

The good news is that we still have time to complete these modes before January 16, 2017 rolls around. If you're like me, then that means that you'll probably be scrambling in order to get these modes completed or else these monetary opportunities will simply be lost forever.

So let's go down the checklist on what opportunities will disappear once the Arcade Edition update is live. Note that while these modes will still be available, there will be less incentive to actually completing them.

Interestingly enough, the Japanese blog actually talked about this a little bit more as I was informed by my coworker, Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor. Apparently this method of generating fight money is being removed for the sake of players that aren't that skilled.

Supposedly, while fight money could technically be earned by completing trials and survival, it might as well have not been there at all for these type of players. It's certainly no secret that hard and extreme survival modes are considered to be extremely difficult to complete.

In addition to this, they felt it made more sense for all levels of players to have renewable sources of currency gain instead of exhaustible ones.

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Brussels Challenge Road to EVO Japan #3 live stream ft. Takamura, Will2Pac, Nightcross, Gen1us, Fuhajin, NastyNas, Kashama, RagingReiskorn and more

Another one of the Road to EVO Japan events is taking place in Brussels today.

This is a Street Fighter 5 event where many of Europe's more notable players gather to try and get the trip to EVO Japan promised to the victor.

There will also be tournaments played in Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, though it is unclear if there will be any stream time devoted to any of these games.

Players attending include, but are not limited to Epsilon|Takamura, Millénium|Will2Pac, Epsilon|Nightcross, Melty|Gen1us, Fuhajin, Method|NastyNas, Kashama, RagingReiskorn, AngryMojosan, KojackKira, Momi and Zer0q.

The action starts at 1PM CET and will continue until conclusion, so once you tune in, stick around and enjoy it.

Streaming is being done at Brussels Challenge.

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The Season 3 cast for Street Fighter 5 had their V-Gauge system plans started 'almost precisely a year ago,' according to Ono

The Season 3 cast for Street Fighter 5 was completely revealed at the end of Capcom Cup 2017. It caused a great deal of hype within the community.

Many of these characters are beloved fan favorites. These returning veterans are Sakura, Blanka, Cody, and Sagat.

The two newcomers are G and Falke. So how were these characters chosen? 4Gamer (Japanese website) recently asked this of Yoshinori Ono during an interview.

"By the way, I'd like to ask about the characters you announced for the upcoming Season 3," inquired 4Gamer. "What basis did you use for choosing these 6? It feels like Sagat and Cody are characters people have really been waiting for eagerly, but still."

Yoshinori Ono replied, "well, just like you said, we've heard a lot of people saying 'I want this character in!', and that's how we chose them." The process was apparently that simple.

It's no secret that fans have been wanting these characters -- especially Sakura and Sagat. This obviously doesn't explain G and Falke, but maybe they'll have very unique play styles.

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List of reported balance changes for the Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition PlayStation Experience build

During the PlayStation Experience, Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition was available to play for those present. It's very important to understand that the build that was present was specifically made for the event -- which means that this is not the final build.

Given, every change that has been reported is very much subject to change. We won't truly know what balance adjustments have been made into sometime in January (before the release of the update).

While no official list of changes have been logged, many top level players were present. These are individuals who know their characters very well.

DeadAceBS has compiled the notes of those who have noticed changes. He obviously stuck to reliable sources.

For example, Mago noticed differences with Karin. As a small sampling of how detailed this information is: standing medium kick is -4 on block (down from -2) and also has a start up of 8 frames (up from 7).

Corner throw loops appear to be universally removed from the entire cast. Hit the jump to check out the video.

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Nemo's last chance run, Daigo's crazy reactions, Itazan's disgustingly good call out; Capcom shares their top 5 moments from Capcom Cup

Though it's already been a week since Capcom Cup 2017, much of the Street Fighter community is still on a high from a weekend chocked full of intense bouts and exciting reveals.

Capcom Fighters has gone back through the tapes and selected their top five favorite moments from the weekend, which was quite the task considering how many epic sequences we saw.

From AW|Nemo's run through the Last Chance Qualifier to the unbridled action of the top eight finals, we revisit moments that took us to edge of our seats (and sometimes completely off them).

Not only did established top players bring out all the expected stops, but breakthrough performances by rising competitors like AAG|DidimoKOF and the incredible RISE|MenaRD made for an event that wound up being even better than we could've predicted.

CYG|Daigo's prepared approach, FOX|Tokido's demonic lock down, Mena's insane grand finals run and more round out this wonderful reliving of one of the greatest events in SF5's lifespan thus far.

We won't spoil too much here, but we will share one of the boldest reads from the top 32 bracket with you as we watch DNG|Itazan throw caution to the wind and bet his tournament life on an aggressive forward jump despite being a touch away from death:


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FDJ Masters League Tekken 7 Edition results ft. Tissuemon, Fergus, SuperAkouma, KiraKira

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a big Tekken 7 finals going on this weekend in Paris, France. To the victor goes a cash prize of €20,000 and a place at EVO Japan next month.

FDJ Masters League has been holding qualifiers for their finals for the last two months, and now 6 players have reached the final bracket.

That's not the end, though. There will also be a last chance qualifier at the event where two more people will join the finals.

The players already qualified are CCG|Tissuemon, TDG|Fergus, Crazy|SuperAkouma, mYi|KiraKira, DougFromParis and Harry Potter.

With the majority of Europe's Tekken 7 contenders showing up to grab one of those last two spots, you can bet there's more than enough action to be had all day long. The broadcast begins at the posting of this story, and it will continue nonstop, straight from the qualifier into the finals, until a champion has been crowned.

Streaming is being done at JVTV.

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You're not as hype for Cody in Street Fighter 5 as Kenny Omega is

The Street Fighter crowd was already more than happy to see Sakura announced immediately after the conclusion of Capcom Cup last Sunday, but in a triumphantly surprising turn of events, Capcom proceeded to announce the five other characters coming in 2018 as well.

Two newcomers inspired plenty of speculation, and three old favorites (we use that term loosely with Blanka) sent most of us into an excited frenzy. One of these returning fighters was Cody Travers, who also happens to be a personal favorite of professional wrestler Kenny Omega.

Omega hasn't been secretive at all about his love for Street Fighter, appearing on Excellent Adventures and attending CEO multiple times. While you might think Kenny would be more about promoting himself more within the confines of New Japan Pro-Wrestling, but that's not what you'd get from a first glance at his Twitter right now.

Instead of using them to further highlight his current back and forth with Chris Jericho, (there's still plenty of that on the rest of his feed) Kenny's banner and bio are concerned with the return of the handcuffed brawler from Metro City.

We nabbed one of the pro wrestler's tweets about Cody, (you can view it by clicking the thumb below) and also noticed he's hoping for Cody to have a high execution barrier and "the tightest links possible," despite SF5's relative ease in this avenue.

That beautiful art of Kenny in the banner comes from Kyobashi, by the way, so be sure to check out more of their beautiful art on their Twitter page. The banner itself was designed by New York's Finest/a>.


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Vesper: 'It looks like Arcade Mode will not be awarding Fight Money,' streamer recaps and speculates on Extra Battle Mode reveal in Street Fighter 5

We were officially made privy to the details of Street Fighter 5's upcoming Extra Battle Mode back on Thursday evening, and the news has the community excited, mostly.

Vesper Arcade has read through the information and brings us an easily digestible video recap to ensure that we know about everything that's changing one this front come January 16th.

Perhaps the biggest draw of Extra Battle is opportunity at exclusive crossover costumes. Other Capcom figures such as Viewtiful Joe and Captain Commando will get some Street Fighter 5 limelight as certain characters will be able to don these recognizable outfits if certain requirements are met.

Players will be chancing 2,500 FM per week to attempt challenges that, if they successfully complete, will earn them one of these new costumes each and every month.

Vesper is "very concerned" about the fact that many of the single player modes that currently grant Fight Money will no longer be financially rewarding for players.

Though we don't know for certain yet, this trend leads Vesper to believe that the upcoming Arcade Mode will also not be awarding Fight Money, as it seems it would fall into the same category as Survival, Trials, Story and the other single player modes.

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Latest Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer features gameplay footage of Hit, Beerus and Goku Black

Is it January 26th yet? Excitement continues to surge as we learn more about and grow closer to the release date for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

A brand new trailer has hit YouTube via 876TV, and shows off some of the show's most iconic and emotional moments revisited in gameplay.

It appears as though players will be able to relive the magic of the very first time Goku went Super Saiyan, incited by an extremely tragic event. We also see perhaps the most beloved moment of the Cell saga, wherein the famous father/son Kamehameha took place.

After our blast from the past, the trailer takes us to more recent times as we see a few quick gameplay glimpses of Lord Beerus, Hit and Goku Black in action.

These three charismatic characters all hail from Dragon Ball Super, and were only recently revealed to be on the Dragon Ball FighterZ roster.

We've nabbed a few screen shots to kick things off, and you can see the full trailer by reading on below.

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ESports team jerseys could make great DLC costumes in fighting games

Wouldn’t it be neat to see your favorite fighting game players’ characters decked out in their team colors? That’s exactly what happened at this year’s Overwatch World Cup, which took place just this November.

Each character sported the attire of their respective nation. It was easy to tell who was on what team, which might have been necessary for such a game.

While many other esports-centric titles boast team-related paraphernalia, fighting games differ in this respect. Games like Smite and Overwatch have multiple characters on screen at a time, which can get confusing for casual viewers, making team uniforms something of a welcome necessity. Fighting games are a 1v1 affair, which makes it easy to tell competitors apart from each other.

While Capcom has honored top Street Fighter players with custom costumes, such as Liquid|NuckleDu’s Capcom Cup costume for Guile, team-related wear within Street Fighter 5 is nowhere to be found. Such a venture might go over more easily in fighting titles like Tekken, where character customization is more readily accessible, and options range from subtle, simple accessories to large items, like inner tubes.

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Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 Tenkaichi Budokai week 1 results, stream ft. Omito, Ogawa, Nage, Tomo, Zadi, Fumo, Herken and Tourio

Update: This event has been updated with week 1 results.

Now here's a true treat for any fan of the Guilty Gear series.

At the legendary Mikado arcade in Tokyo, Japan, there's going to be an ongoing event hosted by Jonio which will keep going until mid-January.

Eight of the best Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 players are set to battle it out in two separate Round Robin groups in first-to-10 sets, with the finals taking place on January 20th. To make sure you don't miss the matches you're looking forward to, there's a very helpful event schedule included in this story.

At this event, you'll get to see world-class talents Omito, Ogawa, Nage, Tomo, Zadi, Fumo, Herken and Tourio battling it out, with the 1st placer in each group advancing to the finals.

The finals will also have a 3rd participant, who will be decided through a first-to-5 single-elimination bracket amongst the 2nd and 3rd placers of each group, so there's a lot of leeway to get your chance into the finals.

Streaming is being done at Joniosan.

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Zowie Fighter World Cup Finals results ft. Moke, NL, MisterCrimson, Packz, Infexious

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There've been a few Zowie events going on concurrently with the Capcom Pro Tour where players have qualified for a chance to battle it out in the 16-man finals taking place this weekend.

These finals are taking place in Taipei, Taiwan.

It's a Street Fighter 5 event, though there are also other games for players to enjoy at the venue.

The finalists partaking in this top 16 bracket are Ponos|Moke, SPZ|NL, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Method|Packz, exceL|Infexious, SD Pnoy, OG|Shine, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, Epsilon|Linkexelo, exceL|Brian, DNG|Tachikawa, Leslie, Brook|WildTaiwanese, FightClub|UD, OG|Joe Shyne and Carzydog.

There's a big prize pool to partake in, with a whopping $35,000 up for grabs, with 1st place grabbing $15,000 of that for themselves.

Streaming will be done at Zowie Fighter.

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Yoshinori Ono: We're grateful that Street Fighter 5 has surpassed 2 million units sold, and is now approaching 2.5 million

Only a month ago was it reported that Street Fighter 5 had sold 1.9 million units. It was very close to reaching its year one target sales.

As we all know, Street Fighter 5 had only sold about 1.4 million units by the time it was expected to have sold 2 million. According to Yoshinori Ono, it has now reached that goal almost a full year later.

Recently, Yoshinori Ono had an interview with 4Gamer, a Japanese website. Some interesting details were revealed here.

4Gamer had asked Ono about how differently characters were revealed compared to last year. After answer, Ono talked about the sales numbers of the game.

"We're grateful that Street Fighter 5 has surpassed 2 million units sold, and is now approaching 2.5 million, and in order to preserve this heat from the fans, we need to meet them with the same level of heat ourselves," said Ono. "That's what led us to doing the announcement this way."

Despite this, the sales numbers on Capcom's Platinum hits list does not currently reflect this:

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Week in review: Disney purchases 21st Century Fox; entire Season 3 cast for Street Fighter 5 revealed, Soul Calibur 6, and a plethora of announcements

These last two weeks have caused a great deal of excitement. They've been jammed packed with new announcements and happenings.

Though EventHubs posts several stories a day, not everyone gets a chance to check them out. So, here we have a recap for anyone who might have missed anything.

Today we're going to take a look back at some of the big headlines that went up on our front page from December 6th through today (December 15th).

The entire Season 3 roster was announced for Street Fighter 5. We also got new information about all the V-Triggers and the addition of some new moves.

Let's not forget about the 30th Anniversary Street Fighter collection that is scheduled to be released in 2018. Soul Calibur 6 was also announced. Plenty of new characters were either released or announced for other fighters.

We could finally see the return of X-Men and Fantastic Four characters in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite now that Disney has purchased 21st Century Fox. There's also the Fighting EX Layer beta that is currently live for PlayStation 4 users.

There's still a lot more to cover here. Let's get started.

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