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Here's what Tekken 7 looks like in Virtual Reality Mode

While we're not entirely sure fighting games are quite ready for virtual reality, (or perhaps the opposite?) Tekken 7 is taking making that leap in no small way.

The first decision that comes to mind when thinking of how to integrate VR into a fighting game likely concerns exactly what perspective the player will see through. As cool as it would be to see through the eyes of the fighter you're using, this just may not be all that practical.

Tekken 7 has chosen to give the player the eyes of a third party, perhaps a referee, that is an onlooker of the fight in front of them. It's as though you're standing in front of the fight, in the arena with the characters that you are controlling:

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DigitalFoundry shows off more of this mode, and reviews Tekken 7 in more general terms in their video below.

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Fighter's Spirit 2017 results feat. Infiltration, Momochi, Mago, Poongko, Go1, XYZZY

Updated with results: We've added results for the Fighter's Spirit 2017 tournament into this story.

A Capcom Pro Tour Asia ranking event is going down this weekend in Incheon, Korea. This is a one day event scheduled to run from 1 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Korean Standard Time.

Some of the top competitors signed up for this event are: RZR|Infiltration, FOX|Momochi, Mago, Poongko, CO|Go1 and XYZZY.

You can find the live stream below for this tournament.

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First images of Ed as a playable character surface for Street Fighter 5

A couple of images of Ed were uploaded to the official website recently, showing us what his playable model will look like.

Since this came from the official website, these seem to be legit images, unless Capcom has taken their trolling to the next level.

Take a gander at them for yourself.

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Sent in by HiryuMK, ImaPlayThis, Demondevilskull, Jennz, Megatron78, Phtm_Miria, Lucius, Yagami Light, XKira, Vilam, Captainbuttocks, Cael, Unknown_Unknown, Darc_Requiem, Cuzzo, ParabolaBeam, LeonX, EricWonderbar, FrameDataV, andYurink4. Via NeoGAF.

'You have to play into the lag... if you try to react too much, you're gonna get screwed' - Alex Myers talks rolling with Season 2 changes

RN|Alex Myers has been a name in the competitive scene for a good while now, but his Street Fighter 5 top eight winners appearance at DreamHack Austin evidenced that he's stepped his game up to reach all new heights.

Just after qualifying for top eight, the Cammy player sat down with BornFree for an interview in which they discussed a myriad of fighting game topics, notably how best to roll with Season 2's changes in SF5.

This Street Fighter's inherent input lag has been a topic of discussion and a sore spot for many fans of the franchise, and Myers identifies it as something you just can't fight against if you want to win.

He explains that the traditional approach of whiff punishing will only get you KO'd faster in SF5, and that one must "play into the lag" if they want to stand a chance. There's plenty more to the entertaining and friendly interview, and you'll find it in its entirety below.

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Have you noticed the mysterious Balrog costume that keeps popping up on Eleague?

Amidst all the hype of Eleague, a few keen eyes noticed a snippet in the background images that calls for some speculation at the very least.

One of TBS' background graphics lines up eight of the games characters in ready stances, pretty run of the mill at first glance, but one fighter in particular seems to be wearing a costume we've never seen before:

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We're not exactly sure what to make of this. It could be a mistaken leak of an upcoming alt Capcom has in the works, but we find it pretty hard to see this making it the Eleague main stage more than once. It also could be a rip from one of the many fan made mods we've seen over the last year or so.

There was also a video during CYG|PR Balrog's promo.

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Which version of Ed in Street Fighter 5 do you like more? Let us know by voting in our latest poll

Many of us woke up to big Street Fighter 5 news today as we got our first look at Ed in what appears to be his playable character design.

Unlike what we've seen of the character in story mode, (a scrawnier, younger looking teen sporting a white hoodie) Ed now looks like a stronger, older, full fledged soldier.

Here are a few old vs. new images for you to look over so that you can vote below to tell us which of Ed's appearances you think is better overall. We will say that we'd be surprised if Capcom did not eventually include Ed's white hoodie outfit as an alternate.

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Tokido performs his signature walking Raging Demon, while Xian fights his nerves and keeps Filipinochamp out of the air - Eleague Group C highlights

Eleague Group C phase one and phase two has now come to an end. As you might expect, we have highlights ready for your viewing pleasure.

First up is a match between FOX|Tokido and RZR|Xian. Tokido had an impressive showing with his walking Raging Demon.

There was no way to jump out of this one.

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Next is a sequence between Xian and GRPT|MOV. Xian demonstrated, once again, just how devastating Ibuki can be once V-Trigger is made available.

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KVO x TSB 2017 results feat. Ogawa, Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu

KVO x TSB 2017 kicks off this evening from Tokyo Japan. Notable players in attendance include Ogawa, CO|Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu, CO|Go1, GGP|Kazunoko, YHC-Mochi, Gachikun, Jajamaru, Brice, Sabamiso, Hossa, Rion, FOX|MKLeo, VGBC|aMSa, among many others.

The games being played at this competition are Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee and 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Pokken Tournament and more.

You can find the live streams below along with a schedule.

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There's 6,600 FM available for completing this week's missions - here's how to complete 'Datta's Wish' and other missions

Another Friday, another batch of missions to complete for some easy Fight Money. This week, 6,600 fight money can be yours with a quick session.

Below are this week's missions.

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Like the previous weeks, three out of the four challenges are self explanatory and straight forward, while the 5,000 FM challenge is a cryptic one. This week's repeat 5,000 challenge is called "Datta's Wish" and it involves one of the background NPCs.

Let's cover how it's done.

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Who is going to win Eleague vs. who do you want to win Eleague? Vote for which of the 14 remaining fighters will take home the $150k first place prize

Eleague started over a month ago in late March with 32 Street Fighter 5 combatants. Half of those fighters have taken the long walk home, and we're now whittled down to our final 14 players.

Keeping in mind the length of time this event has spanned, the general top player climate has surely shifted as some combatants have really stepped into the spotlight, most notably PG|Punk. RZR|Xian has made the switch to Ibuki, and showed the FGC just how much of a threat he is with her.

Recalling a more recent Eleague performance, CYG|Daigo has shown that he's further come into his own with Guile after a rough Season 2 start with Ryu. Favorites to win the whole thing, like RZR|Infiltration, have already bowed out, while players with less previous success, like CYG|PR Balrog, have become absolutely dominant.

Eleague will continue over the course of May, but we'd like to know right now who you feel is primed to take the whole thing. Will Punk's win streak last long enough to see him earn the $150k, or will his competition adapt and see a new alpha emerge? Cast your votes in the polls below.

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Darkseid is all about overwhelming opponents with crazy beams and his minions, here's his Injustice 2 breakdown recap

Earlier today, NetherRealm Studios gave Injustice 2 Watchtower stream viewers the rundown on Darkseid, Green Arrow, and Green Lantern.

Since not everyone has the time to check out the full stream archive, we are providing a breakdown recap starting with the lord of Apokolips, Darkseid.

According to the NRS team, Darkseid is a character who wants to keep his opponent out and overwhelm them. He can do so quite effectively with crazy moving eye lasers and the help of his minions. He also deals great damage, meaning his zoning won't only pester the opponent, it'll hurt too.

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of it all, let's take a look at Darkseid's Injustice 2 super.

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Darkseid, Green Lantern and Green Arrow breakdowns during today's Injustice 2 Watchtower stream - catch it live now

Updated: The stream is now live.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios team is back at it again with another live stream.

During today's broadcast, we can expect to see more character breakdowns. We'll be treated to showcases for Darkseid, Green Lantern and Green Arrow in Injustice 2.

The stream is set to kick off around 1 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 4 p.m. EDT.

You can check out the video feed after the jump.

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Street Fighter 5's next DLC character to be revealed Monday, first in-game teaser shown

The official announcement for Street Fighter 5 Season 2's third DLC character is coming on Monday.

Street Fighter's official Twitter account confirmed the reveal just moments ago and has updated their profile icon and banner to give hints at who the next character will be.

The profile's banner features a better look at the character's silhouette and both images (seen below) show what appears to be psycho power hovering over them. This falls in line with the Ed leak on the PlayStation Store we saw last week.

We also get our first in-game teaser at the new fighter. In the screenshot below, you can see Balrog being lifted up by the aforementioned energy.

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Source: Street Fighter on Twitter. Sent in by User5 and NewWorldOrderZx.

More Street Fighter 5 server maintenance coming tomorrow, preparation for upcoming beta

Street Fighter 5's servers will be going down for maintenance again tomorrow, May 6th.

SFV Server made the announcement last night on Twitter. The servers will be down from 4 p.m. PDT to about 11 p.m. PDT.

According to the tweet, this maintenance is in preparation for the upcoming beta. This is interesting, considering the beta isn't set to go live until May 11th.

Check out the tweet below.

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Source: SFV Server. Sent in by Soriku and Johhny Ryzen.

First Rocket Raccoon gameplay in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, shows hyper combo featuring Groot

The official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Twitter page has released the first gameplay footage of Rocket Raccoon in the form of a quick teaser.

This clip shows one of the character's hyper combos (looks to be a lv. 3), and it features Guardians of the Galaxy teammate Groot.

You can check it out below.

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Oh, and the tweet also confirms that Rocket will be playable in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. But you've probably already gathered that from the gameplay footage.

Source: Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite on Twitter. Mentioned by CityHunter.