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'Sakura is a clean and honest Street Fighter character -- almost TOO honest' - Alex Myers on Sakura in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

The Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition update launched just earlier this week. Specifically on January 16, 2018. We also have access to Season 3's first DLC character, Sakura.

Even though the new meta is still very young, impressions are already being formed about Arcade Edition. I decided to reach out to Tempo|Alex Myers on his early, early thoughts on Sakura and the latest update.

Alex Myers was known as being an exceptional Sakura player back in the Street Fighter 4 days. In Street Fighter 5, he is seen as being a top level Cammy competitor.

It's no secret that Alex has been excited for the release of Sakura as Street Fighter 5's first Season 3 fighter. No doubt, he's been spending some in the lab with her.

So what does he think about Sakura? Who will be his main character this season? These are the questions I was seeking the answers to.

Before then, check out this quick little sequence of Alex's Sakura during his Twitch stream:


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Genesis 5 early results, streams ft Armada, Hungrybox, Mango, Salem, Nairo, Mew2King, Leffen, MKLeo, Plup, SFAT, Tweek, Dabuz, Axe, Westballz and more

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

Perhaps the biggest Smash event of them all is taking place this weekend in Oakland, California.

That's right, Genesis is back with Genesis 5, and it's as big as ever.

With 1365 entrants for Super Smash Bros. Melee and 674 entrants for Super Smash Bros. 4, this really is the type of event where anyone who's anyone is going to be there.

Just for a sampling though, here are some of the players set to attend - Alliance|Armada, Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, MVG|Salem, NRG|Nairo, FOX|Mew2King, TSM|Leffen, FOX|MKLeo, PG|Plup, CLG|SFAT, P1|Tweek, RNG|Dabuz, Tempo|Axe, G2|Westballz, MSF|Larry Lurr, RNG|Swedish Delight, CLG|VoiD, C9|Ally, IMT|Shroomed, BC|Mr. R, Liquid|ChuDat, Frys|Wizzrobe, CLG|PewPewU, BSD|Elegant, EMG|Mistake, Duck, SPY|Nintendude, EMP|WaDi, P1|CaptainZack, Cosmos, ALG|n0ne, Lucky, Dynasty|SilentWolf, IMT|ANTi, MSF|LaLuna, SS|Colbol, PG|Esam, Samsora and many more.

Of course, there are many other games being played at the event as well. You can expect top level tournament play in Super Smash Bros. 64, Rivals of Aether, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Pokkén Tournament DX, as well as some non-fighting games such as Splatoon 2 and Dance Dance Revolution Extreme.

Streaming is being done at VG Boot Camp, Melee Everyday, Even Matchup Gaming, Sak Gaming TV, SSB64, Showdown GG, Endgame TV 1, IPlayWinner and SF Evolved.

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Sakura compares Ed's behavior to that of a child's while congratulating F.A.N.G on getting second place in her Arcade Edition win quotes

Whenever a player wins a match in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, the winning character has a special victory quote written out. This gives us a glimpse at the personalities of our favorite fighters.

In my opinion, the best victory quotes are the ones that are context focused on who was defeated. We get a good idea on how each of the characters feel about one another.

Sakura was only just recently released into Street Fighter 5. She definitely appears to bring about very upbeat personality quirks. This is what makes Sakura who she is.

While she enjoys fighting, she doesn't seem to have much respect for evil or cruel individuals. For example, she says that she and Juri are nothing alike.

Personally, my favorite quotes from her are directed towards Ed and F.A.N.G To Ed she says "Foulmouthed and straightforward... Kind of like a child." Savage.

Against F.A.N.G, she has clearly noticed his quirk regarding the number two. "And the victory is mine! But hey, that means you get second place!"

Hit the jump below to check out the video that shows Sakura's victory quotes against the entire cast. Everyone's victory quote against Sakura is also shown in the end.

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Android 16 motivates Gohan to obliterate Cell in special intro and dramatic finish Easter eggs

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a game that is apparently filled with a number of Easter eggs. These tend to reference famous moments from the anime and manga of the source material.

For example, we've seen that Trunks has a special animation that highlights how he originally killed Frieza. He slices him into many pieces before blasting him to smithereens.

Teen Gohan actually has a nifty intro and dramatic finish while pitted up against Cell. It looks like this has to take place on the Cell Games stage.

More than likely, Android 16 can't be on either team. This is due to the fact that he's an important part of the introduction to the fight. Like the source material, he convinces Gohan to fight before Cell stomps his decapitated head.

Like the other dramatic finishes, this appears to be triggered by one character finishing off the other with a heavy attack. If it's the killing blow, then a special cinematic will play out.

In this case, it's a very abridged version of the Kamehameha battle that occurred between these two particular fighters. Cell ends up being completely obliterated.

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Nash confirmed to have the coolest new V-Trigger in Street Fighter 5? Desk's new video certainly makes for a strong argument

For the nitpickers that will undoubtedly bring it up, we're well aware Nash's V-Trigger 2 is not a Focus Attack dash cancel, but darn it if it doesn't bring back some Street Fighter 4 memories (not all of them necessarily fond).

Combo pundit desk has been churning out Arcade Edition style showcases for Street Fighter 5 characters left and right, and today's spotlight finds Nash and his new mobility abilities.

Desk sees the undead fighter zip about the screen as he tags his opponents with stylish flip kicks, scythe attacks and more.

"Although more difficult to use than it looks, Nash' V-Trigger 2 does act very much like an FADC if you can cancel it quickly enough," notes desk in his video description.

This naturally leads us to excitedly look forward to seeing what top players come up with in tournament play this year, (given any top players navigate back to Nash, or that any new ones emerge) as we can envision some pretty hype sequences with this new ability.

Here's a quick sample of what you'll see in the full video, which awaits below.


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BangBez's beautiful takes on the lovely ladies of fighting games

An anonymous tipper shot us a handful of images from Indonesian artist and fighting game lover, BangBez, and we thought you might like them too.

The majority of Bez's work features female characters, (some of which is pretty not safe for work, so proceed to his Deviant Art page with that in mind) though we do get one Akuma fight card appearance.

The characters in today's gallery come from Marvel vs. Capcom, Super Smash Bros., Fatal Fury, Street Fighter, Darkstalkers and Injustice.

Much of Bez's art has a particularly soft feel about it, featuring mostly smooth edges and strokes that meld together without highlighting the specific points of transition.

He also adds a bit of extra make up to some of his characters, giving them something of a "night out on the town" kind of look.

Check out the gallery below and tell us what you think. My personal favorite is Psylocke, who, while not as provocatively posed as some of the others, has something about her face that really grabs my attention.

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'The genre that bodies you so hard, you either quit forever or dedicate your life to master it' - Honest Trailers takes on Street Fighter 5

The community seems to be having a widely wonderful time delving into Arcade Edition, but there's always time for a laugh or two at the expense of your favorite gaming titles.

We're almost certain Smosh Games has a hardcore fighting game community member in their offices, because they perfectly hit the mark more than once in their Street Fighter 5 Honest Trailer, citing details and nuances only a devoted fan would know.

The commentary here is, well, brutally honest as Smosh points out the all too real truths of Street Fighter 5's gameplay, characters and more.

As one of the more unforgiving and newcomer-unfriendly video game genres, fighting games are known for their tendencies to induce special levels of salt and frustration that, as the video touches on, "you either quit the game forever or dedicate your life to master it."

For their trademark renaming of the cast, Smosh hits us with some pretty hilarious character monikers such as "Hair Gel Frankenstein" for Nash, "Hot Topic Zangief" for Abigail and "Kenny Omega" for Alex.

Check out the hilarious fake trailer below, and let us know what you thought in the comments afterwards.

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Android 21 steals her opponents' moves; character showcase from Game Informer shows off supers, specials and reveals how to unlock her

We only recently discovered that the all new Android 21 would indeed be a playable character in Dragon Ball FighterZ, having only known her to be a story mode character up until this point.

Since her reveal a few days back, we've seen little tidbits of footage pop up around the internet, most of which have been promptly taken down as it seems developers were not yet ready to show any more of the all new fighter.

That changes officially today as Game Informer has released a showcase video that highlights the Majin Buu-like character's specials, supers and more.

While she has a move set all her own, 21 can actually hit foes with a special grab technique that allows her to perform their own special moves against them.

Unlike any other character in the game, 21 has a dedicated user interface addition near her meter bar at the bottom of the screen. You'll see four extra boxes when she's in the mix, indicating which of her foe's moves she has stolen during the current battle.

Check out the full five minute break down and then let us know how you're feeling about this exciting new fighter in the comments section.

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Frosty Faustings X results ft. SonicFox, LostSoul, MarlinPie, Punk, ElvenShadow

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of the biggest North American events for Guilty Gear is happening this weekend, namely Frosty Faustings X, in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Of course, this isn't just a Guilty Gear-focused event, far from it. There'll be tons of games played here, including the first major Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament .

Games being featured at this event are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Injustice 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Super Smash Bros. Melee, Vampire Savior, Windjammers, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, King of Fighters 14, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Pokkén Tournament DX, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max Six Stars, Killer Instinct, DiveKick: Addition Edition +, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players attending are plentiful, but just a few of them are FOX|SonicFox, WN|LostSoul, PG|MarlinPie, PG|Punk, FF|ElvenShadow, BjornSonOfBear, EG|NYChrisG, TGQ|HavocNoah, DA|Zidane, cR|Dekillsage, Foo, Circa|ForeverKing, RyanLV, Brian_F, Circa|Wolfkrone, PG|Coach Steve, NG|Obscure, KizzieKay, F3|Alucard, MC|GCYoshi13, Method|Flux, Doren2k, BxA|Squall, Circa|JoeyD, ITS|CuddleCore, FFN|Kyoku and of course many, many more.

This is a tournament with an extremely high amount of entrants - both Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition have almost 250 entrants each, while Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Windjammers and the intriguing Mystery Game Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Mad City GG, RS Blackrose, Team Spooky, Unrivaled Tournaments and Will English IV.

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First look at Android 21's gameplay and moves in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Update: Looks like the clips have been taken down on Twitch. You'll still be able to see Android 21's move menu after the jump, however.

Earlier: It seems as though some people have gotten early copies of Dragon Ball FighterZ. Gameplay for the newly announced Android 21 has surfaced as a result.

Despite being an android that is supposedly created by Dr. Gero, her moves and mannerisms remind more of a Majin Buu type of fighter. She has a tendency to turn opponents into sweets.

Apparently there will be a boss version of Android 21 during the game's single player mode. This is evident by the fact that you fight as a team of three while she fights by herself.

She has a large health pool. To make matters worse, her life is constantly regenerating. It's pretty much a race in order to kill her off.

Remember that she will be a unlockable character. She is one of the 24 announced fighters for the game. Dragon Ball FighterZ will be releasing on January 26, 2018.

Here's a look at her gameplay which features one of her level 3 supers (she has two of them):


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Frieza has a special death animation against Trunks in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ looks like it's a game that is filled with many Easter eggs. In one sequence, an Easter egg that depicts Goku's first time transformation can be triggered if he is pitted up against Frieza on the Planet Namek stage (I'm assuming that Krillin can't be present on either team).

There's even a dramatic finish cinematic that can occur if Goku finishes Frieza with a heavy attack. Goku will attempt to leave, only to be forced to kill his opponent thanks to a sinister sneak attack.

This antagonist apparently has a unique interaction with Future Trunks too. If you are familiar with the source material, you probably know what's going to happen to this particular villain...

If Trunks should defeat Frieza with a heavy attack on the cliff stage, a special dramatic finish will be triggered. Trunks starts by slicing his opponent in two.

After that, Trunks will continue to slash him repeatedly. Finally, he'll be finished off with a blast from the hand.

Hit the jump to check out IGN's video that showcases this special scene.

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition released, Android 21 announced as a playable fighter in Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more - week in review

Another week, another batch of exciting things happening in the fighting game community. There's a whole bunch of information that we need to review this week.

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 January 7th through today (January 20th).

A number of trailers were released for Dragon Ball FighterZ for Beerus, Hit, and Goku Black. We also got a new playable character announcement -- Android 21.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has officially been released into the public. There's a lot of new information available to Street Fighter 5 fans as a result.

Enchantress is now available for Injustice 2 players. Meanwhile, Blastoise and Aegislash were announced for Pokken Tournament DX. TSM|ZeRo has also announced his hiatus from entering Smash 4 tournaments.

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Android 21's partial intro in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ will be releasing on January 26, 2018. There will be 24 playable fighters.

The last fighter that was announced is Android 21. This particular character was created specifically for Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Her playable state sees her transform, altering her appearance. She looks like a female version of Majin Buu.

Recently, part of the character's battle intro surfaced online. This was as a result of a posting made by DaTruthDT.

Before engaging with the opposing combatants, Android 21 consumes a macaroon. She then faces them and tells them not to bother her or get in her way.

Afterwards, she begins the transformation process. It is here where the video is cut off. Still, we already know what she is transforming into...


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Liga Brasileira de Street Fighter results ft. DidimoKOF, Stunner, Paulow3b and BabyBrasil

With Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition freshly released just this week, there hasn't been that much top level footage yet.

Thankfully, this weekend is bringing it in spades, not just at Frosty Faustings X and Genesis 5, but also at Liga Brasileira de Street Fighter, the first Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition event in Latin America.

This event features four of the best players in the region, more specifically AAG|DidimoKOF, SL|Stunner, Paulow3b and AAG|BabyBrasil.

They'll face eachother in a double elimination bracket, so you'll get to see high-level action right off the bat.

Streaming is being done at Promo Arena TV, so tune in right away.

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Rising Thunder Community Edition is now available, for free

It's been a good two years since Radiant Entertainment's robot fighter Rising Thunder came and went, and now fans of the simple fighter can play to their hearts' content as developers have released Rising Thunder Community Edition.

This free download from Riot (the company bought Radiant Entertainment in March of 2016) allows players to access not only the online multiplayer, but for the first time a local versus mode so they can face off with friends at home.

This was all announced by way of a Rising Thunder Reddit post, which provides links and details to everything you'll need to start playing.

What's more, the game's UI source code is being shipped unencrypted, so modders will be easily able to change things up and take Rising Thunder down unique avenues should they so choose.

As a word of warning, Co-Director Tony "Pond3r" Canon notes that things have only been marginally tested, and that therefore the chances of finding bugs are almost certain.

You can check out the game's trailer from GameSpot below.

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There may be giant characters coming to Extra Battle Mode in Street Fighter 5

Fee-fi-fo-clichés, our old data mining friend X-Kira has found a few interesting might-be's in the new Extra Battle Mode in Street Fighter 5.

The big one here is surely the possibility of giant characters, as X-Kira has included footage of Juri taking on an overgrown Peter from the game's Cinematic Story Mode, and notes in his video description, "In this type of battle any NPC can become Giant..."

This isn't a confirmation that we'll actually end up seeing giant characters in EB, (though the 'Defeat the Giant' header is some convincing evidence) but rather that it's a possibility. Furthermore, if we do indeed see them, the battle probably won't look much like the one here that sees Juri able to perform regular throws and such on her massive opponent.

This idea does make sense from a creative standpoint to keep things fresh, as giant bosses have long been interest-grabbing additions to single player modes in fighting games.

X-Kira also shows off some footage of Shadow, an upgraded form of Nash similar to the Shin Akuma that currently sits as the Extra Battle boss to beat. We should mention, though, Shadow makes Shin Akuma look like a cake walk.

Finally, we get some footage of the Golden Shadaloo Soldier fight (yes, the one that's been postponed) as well. Here a few screen grabs from each fight, with the videos awaiting below:

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We knew Ryu's new Arcade Edition moves were good, but desk makes them look amazing

Is Ryu good again? That's a question that's certainly buzzing about the Street Fighter community as the SF poster boy appears to have gotten the tools needed to return to a place of viability.

Videos like this one from desk are only furthering that sentiment as we see the shoe-less wanderer not only crushing life bars down to nothing, but doing so in style.

With an all new old move, his Joudan Sokutogeri (Donkey Kick) adds some nostalgic flair to Ryu's arsenal. His V-Trigger 2, a counter technique that's much more threatening than his V-Skill parry, allows for a crumple that leads into some big damage afterwards.

Desk utilizes both of these in his combo showcase aptly titled "The Tele-Parry." Said title is most likely inspired by the sequence wherein desk counters Dhalsim's limb from a good half screen away, forcing a somewhat jarring teleport animation.

We're not going to get ahead of ourselves and make any big claims about Ryu's relevance in the 2018 tournament scene, but seeing him in this charismatic light after a year widely characterized by jokes is a refreshing start on his potential march back to prominence.

Seeing as Street Fighter 4 was the catalyst for my entrance into the current competitive fighting game scene, I had to highlight this sequence that echoes the famous FADC technique that was so popular back in SF4:


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