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Bigger police presence, panhandling ordinances and more; Alex Jebailey reports progress already being made in effort to clean up Daytona for CEO 2019

After multiple reports from CEO 2018 attendees about racism and unsafe atmosphere in the surrounding area of the Daytona Ocean Center venue, tournament organizer Alex Jebailey immediately began investigating the issue.

Though it would seem a simple move in 2019 could potentially rectify the problem at hand, Jebailey revealed that CEO already had a multi-year contract with the Daytona locale.

The Floridian TO has since met with the area's Chief of Police and already has some promising news to report as law enforcement has pledged to have a bolstered presence in the area during next year's Community Effort Orlando.

This pairs with plans the City of Daytona already has to clean up the city to make it a welcoming hot spot not only for the fighting game community, but for vacationers in general. These plans include panhandling ordinances that will be put into play in the coming months to lessen the amount of homeless persons in the area.

You'll see Jebailey's statements on the matter after the jump below.

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We've never seen anyone tear Go1 apart in Dragon Ball FighterZ quite like this, Matoi and his Android 21 are looking impeccable just in time for EVO

The Dragon Ball FighterZ community is well aware players like CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFoX and GGP|Kazunoko as they've proven time and time again just how strong they are in major tournaments, but we're only a few short weeks away from EVO 2018 and the competition there will likely be unlike anything we've seen yet.

For some competitors EVO is one of the few events they travel to each year thus making them all the more motivated to bring their absolute best. A Japanese player by the name of Matoi will be in attendance this time around, and his is a name you'll want to watch out for.

Already a celebrated BlazBlue competitor, Matoi has been grinding away at DBFZ and has become more than a force to be reckoned with. Xuses has some footage of the Android 21 player going head to head with Go1, and he makes the DBFZ top dog look nearly helpless.

From ridiculous offensive onslaughts to perfectly patient blocking sprees, Matoi's play takes command of our jaws and drops them right to the floor.

If this is any indication of the type of intense play we'll be seeing in Las Vegas then we've truly only scratched the surface in terms of high level Dragon Ball FighterZ action and potential.

You can watch the full first to three set after the jump, but as an example to whet your pallet watch as Matoi reflects Go1's Big Bang Super and then proceeds to downright tear Vegeta apart:

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New Dragon Ball Super Broly movie trailer released at San Diego Comic Con

We knew it was on the way but that didn't detract from the awe-inspiring surprise that came with the showing of the trailer for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super Broly film at San Diego Comic Con.

One of the Dragon Ball universe's most charismatic characters has been around since his 1993 film, but has actually been a non-canonical addition in the series. That will change come December 14th when Dragon Ball Super: Broly hits theaters.

The trailer spans a full minute and a half, and promises fights between Broly and three of Dragon Ball's most iconic characters: Goku, Vegeta and Frieza.

Similar to the situation in the 1993 film we see Broly's father, Paragus, barking orders at the Legendary Super Saiyan and presumably manipulating him via mind control.

Broly made his way into Dragon Ball FighterZ a few months back as part of the game's DLC alongside Goku's father, Bardock. Though fans expressed much excitement to get their hands on him, he hasn't seen all that much tournament play because of his relatively low rankings on the tier charts.

You can view the trailer by clicking the thumbnail below, and you'll find the English dub version after the jump. Please let us know what you think in the comments after.

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The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Razer Panthera PlayStation 4 fightstick is set for release next month

Razer has officially announced another arcade-style controller set to be added to their large library of gaming peripherals. The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Panthera fightstick on PlayStation 4 is coming soon.

This fightstick features special Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite artwork that is inspired by a classic Marvel vs. Capcom series art piece. This is much like Razer's Street Fighter 5 Panthera fightstick that recreates the Street Fighter Alpha 2 cover art.

According to Razer's press release, this fightstick was "tested by some of the world’s best esports athletes," and similar to the rest of the Panthera line this controller is built to be easily customized.

Back at E3 2018 we got our first glimpse at the prototype of this Marvel Infinite fightstick. The controller was showcased at Capcom's booth on the E3 show floor with a sign that said "coming soon" next to it.

As you might expect from one of Razer's high-end fightsticks, the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Panthera comes equipped with a Sanwa joystick and 10 Sanwa buttons. There's an internal storage compartment that can be accessed by lifting the face plate (via a button press) and this stick will also feature a "tournament gaming mode."

You'll be able to purchase the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Panthera for $219.99 / €239.99. It will become available in North and South America next month, and those in Europe can actually pick it up now.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of features.

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NuckleDu officially signs with Ghost Gaming for Street Fighter 5 sponsorship deal

One of the strongest Street Fighter players in the world has been without sponsor for an exceptionally long time, but it seems the days of gaming on his own dime are over as Du "NuckleDu" Dang has officially signed with Ghost Gaming.

The 2016 Capcom Cup champion ended his relationship with Team Liquid, his sponsor of nearly three years, in Januray. He's since been comically entering tournaments with a "My Wallet" sponsorship tag next to his name.

As one of the hottest commodities in the competitive Street Fighter world, it was surprising to see Du go for over half a year without any kind of eSports partnership. He alluded to this new signing just a few days back via Twitter, stating:

"My wallet has decided that I am too expensive for their budget. ROI was not the best this quarter..¯\_(ツ)_/¯ So I will be announcing something big very soon!"

Though he has yet to win a Capcom Pro Tour event this year, Du has seen decent success and is currently sitting in sixth place on the overall leaderboards. This weekend's Defend the North in New York will be the young player's first event as a member of Ghost.

Du is currently the only fighting game member of Ghost Gaming as former representative K-Brad parted ways with the team after only a few months. Click the image below to see the official announcement:

The voice of Cody in Street Fighter 5 has an exciting message for San Diego Comic Con attendees

Gamers, cosplayers and lovers of nerd culture from all over are headed to San Diego Comic Con this weekend for three fun filled days of pop culture overload.

Plenty of celebrities will be making their way to SDCC as well, one of whom will be none other than the voice of Cody in Street Fighter 5: Mr. Michael T. Coleman.

Coleman has actually been part of the Street Fighter cast for some time now as he lent his pipes to the blonde haired fighter even before he was Mayor of Metro City, back in the days of Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken.

Dressed Mr. Travers' best Coleman has a special announcement about the Street Fighter panel on Friday, of which he'll be an active part, and also shows us a first glimpse of some special Cody collector cards that will be handed out on site.

Along with the message is some text that alludes to a special behind the scenes look at the development of Cody's latest iteration, which we'll be doing our best to get our hands to eventually share with you here.

Even if you're not planning on making it to San Diego this weekend you can still hear Coleman shout one of Cody's trademark lines. We think that makes it worth it all on its own. Check out the full clip by clicking the thumbnail here:

Power Rangers vs. Street Fighter live action short film announced, Ryu becomes an actual Power Ranger

Back in May a very ambitious crossover was introduced to the world. Power Rangers and Capcom's own Street Fighter franchise entered the same ring in mobile fighting title Power Rangers: Legacy Wars.

Ryu, Chun-Li, Cammy, Akuma, Guile, and M. Bison all joined the playable roster, all of which featured their Street Fighter 5 designs. Now, it looks like the crossover is taking things to the next level.

The Power Rangers: Legacy Wars YouTube channel uploaded a trailer for a new, live action short film called Power Rangers: Legacy Wars Street Fighter Showdown. In it, Ryu and Chun-Li find themselves in the Power Rangers world where the evil M. Bison is wreaking havoc.

This short film is based on the plot of the mobile game. Rita Repulsa infects the Morphin Grid with a virus that affects all of the Rangers from across the various TV shows and movies. Rita continues to grow stronger and begins recruiting the aid of villains from other realities.

"She discovers the remains of Street Fighter's M. Bison and resurrects him in her world," GameSpot reports. "Unable to defeat a united front of Rita, M. Bison, the two villains' minions, and the Rangers who are still infected, Jason and his team of freed Rangers enlist Ryu's help to take back the Morphin Grid."

One of the most interesting things to come of this short film is the fact that Ryu becomes a Power Ranger himself. Equipped with his own Power Coin, Ryu becomes the "Ryu Ranger" in order to assist in the battle against evil.

The short film is due out this fall, but Ryu Ranger will also be a playable character in Power Rangers: Legacy Wars. You can access him right now.

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Catalyst and Velociraptor's tier lists for Street Fighter 5; we also discuss site content, local communities and input lag - EventHubs Podcast

Tier list madness has officially hit EventHubs, and because we wanted to join in on the mayhem, Velociraptor and I crafted our own breakdowns for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so we could hear how big of morons everyone thinks we are. Spoilers: I already think I am a moron, so that insult won't be nearly as effective...

Anyway, we rundown how we think all 31 current tournament selectable characters hold up, sans Cody, who's still a bit too early to call. From the top five to the bottom end, we explain our placements in this episode of the pod.

For those of you who want to skip straight to the goods, we've compiled our lists in text format so you can either follow along, or skip the pod entirely — and go straight to the comments to insult us.

We also delve into the content you see on EventHubs, explaining why we post the stories we do, and some back history on the approaches we take. This was sparked by a recent Twitter discussion asking us to post more about local scenes in the fighting game community.

The input lag issue for Street Fighter 5 also comes up, as recent discoveries have shown that the game fluctuates on the timing of when your button press comes out, by a few frames, depending on in-game action. This happens quite a bit more often than some other contemporary titles.

This is a longer episode of the EventHubs Podcast, so grab it and give it a listen during your commute, or however you listen on the go. It's available on most podcasting platforms, or you can click download icon in the embed below, and listen to it however you'd like.

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Here are the San Diego Comic-Con 2018 panels fighting game fans should be on the look out for this week

San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is kicking off today, and the yearly event aims to bring fans of all things nerdy four action-packed days of fun and big reveals.

Every year, this large-scale convention holds meetings with creators, booths for attendees to check out the latest products and works, and panels. These panels usually feature creators, game developers, the film industry, and more sharing insight into their projects and announcements of what's to come.

While fighting games typically don't have huge representation at San Diego Comic-Con, we usually see a handful of big companies with booths and panels there. Capcom and Bandai Namco tend to have representation at the event, and this year is no different.

In the past, we've seen Capcom make major announcements at SDCC, such as the reveal of Street Fighter X Tekken, announcing Ken as a playable character in Street Fighter 5, and more. This year, Capcom will be holding another Street Fighter 5 panel, which might mean we'll be seeing Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's next DLC character, G, finally unveiled.

So, what panels should we be on the look at for? And when are they going down?

I've compiled a list of each panel listed on San Diego Comic-Con's schedule that might hold news related to fighting games. Click the jump to get started!

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PC mods: Resident Evil's Wesker and Ada Wong duke it out, Menat becomes a kitty biker in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

Today we have another set of awesome Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition PC mods for you to check out. Despite Capcom releasing official costumes for characters — including tributes to their other IPs like Viewtiful Joe, Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Captain Commando, Monster Hunter, and Devil May Cry — fans continue to try their own hands at coming up with alternate looks for their favorite characters.

In this batch we see Menat as a "Neko biker" or "kitty biker," as the creator calls it. Essentially, you'll find her in a motorcyclist getup with a helmet that dons cat ears much like the helmets from the company Nitrinos you'll find in real life.

Additionally, we have a special Resident Evil-themed match up as Ada Wong and Wesker slug it out. These mods are placed over Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's newest DLC characters, Falke and Cody, respectively.

Footage of these mods is provided by PC Best Mods. The Ada Wong and Wesker mods come from monkeygigabuster, while the Menat biker was created by Tanooki128.

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Extra Battle mode sees the addition of special crossover costumes each month. You must complete four missions (one each week) in order to unlock the outfit, and this month's crossover costume is Devil May Cry's Gloria for Laura.

We have yet to see a Resident Evil-themed crossover outfit in Street Fighter 5, but these mods definitely make the prospect seem promising. You can check out each mod in action after the jump.

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Someone made a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate intro in the style of Super Smash Bros. 64's and it's pretty awesome

We've still got a ways to go before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is in the hands of the public. As such, an official intro video for the game has not been shown — to our knowledge.

Typically, the Super Smash Bros. series is known for having these big, beautiful opening cinematics that players see before heading to the main menu. Who could forget the intense showdown between Mario, Link, Pikachu, and Kirby in Melee's intro or the epic operatic music of Brawl's?

The impressive introductions stem as far back as Super Smash Bros. 64, and with it being the first of its kind this cinematic holds a special place in players' hearts. With that being said, someone recently created their own intro for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the style of Super Smash Bros. 64.

Great-Bit Arcade put together their own Smash Ultimate cinematic that follows the beats of Smash 64's. Though we don't have Master Hand kicking it off, the music and sound effects from 64 are placed directly over Smash Ultimate footage, and we see similar sequences and visuals here.

From each character's showcase with a still of them posing on the side of it, to the quick flash sequence that features each fighter's artwork, this tribute is awesome. It's especially good considering that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate isn't even out yet and all of the footage is gathered from what we've seen of the game so far.

There is even the recreation of the secret characters bit that pops up right before the end of the intro featuring Ness, Luigi, Captain Falcon, and Jigglypuff.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is set for release on the Nintendo Switch on December 7th, 2018. You can check out the fan-made intro and Smash Bros. 64's intro after the jump.

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Critical Arts are largely used the same way in Street Fighter 5; how could additional super moves add to the game beyond visual flare?

Super moves have become a staple of Street Fighter and fighting games as a whole since their introduction in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and have currently evolved into Street Fighter 5's Critical Arts and V-Triggers.

The latest Street Fighter title launched with only one Critical Art and V-Trigger for the vast majority of its cast though its large overhaul in the form of the Arcade Edition update brought with it additional V-Triggers for every character — fans hoping for new, flashy Critical Arts were left wanting, however.

Street Fighter 5: Pachislot Edition and and Arcade Edition's special Extra Battle bosses have shown how second Critical Arts could look in Street Fighter 5, but many of our own readers and commenters have noted that most Critical Arts in the game currently serve the same function or utility meaning adding new super moves — the way they are now — will add nothing except more visual variety to the game.

While they may have different start-ups and hit boxes, most Critical Arts are used as combo enders, chipping out the opponent or ranged punishes with the exception being grab CA's like Zangief and Rainbow Mika's.

Where the title shines most at times and leaves a bunch of interesting ideas on the table is combining Critical Arts with the V-System in Street Fighter 5. Ryu and Guile gain access to powered up Critical Arts while in their first V-Trigger, and Akuma can use his signature Raging Demon while in V-Trigger 1 becoming the only character with a true second CA in the game that also happens to have a different utility than his standard attack.

After the jump, we'll take a look at how some previous entries in the Street Fighter series have handled multiple Supers and how they could take advantage of Street Fighter 5's existing systems to add useful new Critical Arts to the game.

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A more detailed look at Broly and Paragus' redesigns for the upcoming Dragon Ball Super film; North American screening information revealed

The Legendary Super Saiyan, Broly, will be making his comeback as a canon member of the Dragon Ball universe later this year with the latest Dragon Ball Super film set to hit Japanese theaters in December.

We had previously seen the hulking fighter's drastic redesign — it would be nice to see this incorporated in Dragon Ball FighterZ too — in the film's promotional material, figures and screens from a special Dragon Ball presentation in Japan, but now we can get a better look at the new Broly and see how his father, Paragus, will look in Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

The latest issue of V-Jump shows off the official designs of Broly and Paragus as well as some backstory for the characters and Dragon Ball creator Akira Toriyama's previous statement about the Legendary Super Saiyan and the upcoming film.

Broly appears to be completely changed in his base form from his original design in the 1993 film, and Paragus — while keeping the scar across his eye and facial hair — also appears to be redesigned with a much older appearance.

In Dragon Ball Z: Broly - The Legendary Super Saiyan, Paragus used a special device to control Broly's mind and take advantage of his power which will likely remain in the new film as his description states that he has a mysterious apparatus on his belt and Broly is seen wearing a collar around his neck.

Funimation has unsurprisingly picked up the distribution rights to the film for North America to screen it in theaters in January 2019 while Japan can see Dragon Ball Super: Broly starting December 14th. The first trailer for the film is set to be revealed at San Diego Comic-Con this week. You can take a look at the new scan and design comparisons below.

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Street Fighter 5 receives a $10,000 pot bonus at EVO; every entrant receives exclusive tribute shirt for reaching goal

EVO is just over two weeks away from taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, and there is only one day left to register for the main event though milestones are already being crossed and bonuses unlocked.

Last month, Capcom unveiled the EVO exclusive Street Fighter 2 to 5 tribute shirt with the proceeds going to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's prize pool at the competition and the promise of giving each competitor the shirt if they reached 1,000 sales.

The developer announced via their Capcom Fighters Twitter account that they had reached their sales goal meaning that everyone registered for the Street Fighter 5 tournament will receive the shirt for free — unless they had already purchased it — and $10,000 will be added to the prize pool of the tournament.

This $10,000 will go to players that place 9–32 at the Street Fighter tournament to give more players a chance at earning a little money at the event, as EVO generally only pays out through the top eight though Capcom has yet to announce how the bonus pool will be split up.

The special tribute shirt recreates the classic Super Nintendo art for Street Fighter 2 using Street Fighter 5's 'Hot Ryu', Blanka-Chan and Chun-Li in her battle costume with the plushy green beast man having just mowed down the franchise's poster boy.

Players will need to be present at EVO to pick up their shirts which takes place August 3—5 in Las Vegas. The event appears to be showing more steady growth, as this will be the first time the event has five or more titles with 1,000 or more entrants. You can take a look at Capcom's announcement and the shirt below.

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Street Fighter 4 celebrates its 10th anniversary today; let's take a look back at the title's lasting legacy and hypest moments

Street Fighter 4 was more than just a game to the fighting game community. It was a movement that reinvigorated Capcom's largest fighter franchise, and it would be fair to say the entire genre as a whole.

The title encapsulated the 90s arcade era with its roster of classic world warriors and style combined with all of the modern bells and whistles and graphics to make it a true successor to the game that kicked off the fighting game craze, Street Fighter 2.

Street Fighter 4 launched in Japanese arcades on July 18, 2008 making it 10 years old today — though the majority of us had to wait until 2009 to get our hands on the game's console versions.

Local scenes grew, major tournaments became more prominent in the competitive landscape and players traveled throughout the world and its continents to find the strongest opponents, level up their game and prove their skill among their peers.

The fourth numbered entry into Street Fighter's saw the return of many of the previous games' strongest competitors with the likes of CYG|Daigo Umehara and FOX|Justin Wong remaining dominant during SF4's reign.

Thousands of new faces also flooded the scene with standouts like PG|Infiltration and RZR|Xian rising quickly to the top and online warriors like RISE|Smug gaining recognition across their net battles and offline events.

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Brian F shares his Street Fighter 5 Season 3.5 tier chart

While he may not have taken down a Capcom Pro Tour event just yet, UYU|Brian F has turned more than a few heads in the Street Fighter 5 scene with strong tournament performances, regular streaming practices and thoughtful commentary.

The Floridian player is known for his insightful perspectives on all things Street Fighter and has recently developed a tier chart organizing all 32 of SF5's current roster members.

Using Metacafe's dual axis chart, Brian plots these fighters with ease of use, overall strength and how well rounded they are. He includes a few clarifications with his chart:

"I made this list with a few things in mind: 1) I considered ease of use in the vertical tier 2) This is based on overall strength, not relevance in meta. If you have a good matchup vs. top 5, your relevance rises. I.e., Cammy cooks Rog so his relevance is lower."

With plenty of tier charts coming out as of late, it's interesting to note not only how the top tiers are arranged, but also the bottom. There's been some dispute as to whether or not characters like Blanka, Sakura and Zeku should be amongst the bottom or closer to the middle, for instance.

Without further ado you can see Brian's full chart by clicking the thumbnail below. Be sure to chime in with your reactions and opinions in the comment section after you give it a glance.

Images of base Vegeta in Dragon Ball FighterZ call back to epic moment in DBZ history as he uses Galaxy Breaker to take out Nappa

The next two DLC characters for Dragon Ball FighterZ were revealed earlier today as the base forms of Vegeta and Goku.

One of Base Vegeta's Super attacks appears to be none other than his Galaxy Breaker, the same move that he used to kill off his partner Nappa after the bald Saiyan had his back broken at the hands of Goku.

This was the first time fans got to see Vegeta showcase not only his power, but that ruthless personality that prioritizes honor and victory over life and friendship.

Dragon Ball FighterZ makes regular call backs to the source material, often times in the from of Dramatic Finishes. These are fairly rare because they require playing a specific stage, using a specific character, fighting against a specific character and ending the match with a neutral heavy attack.

All of this considered, we're betting that if Base Vegeta defeats Nappa on the Plains stage we'll be seeing them recreate the aforementioned moment that initially inspired us to fear Vegeta as a formidable villain.

We don't have any video footage yet, but here's a quick look at the scan for Base Vegeta that we do have. You can see the sequence from the anime via the video after the jump.

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