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Capcom tried to deliberately make Sean bad so better players could use him as a handicap against their friends - SF3 character design further detailed

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next we have the try-hard would-be disciple of Ken, Sean. Check out some of his original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Sean in particular.

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Empoleon trailer released for Pokkén Tournament

A few days ago, Empoleon was announced for Pokkén Tournament.

Today, we're getting some actual video footage of the character and its dynamic moveset. Check out some images here.

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Continue below to watch the full trailer for yourself.

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First image of Akuma's character-specific Street Fighter 5 story mode surfaces online, Gen makes an appearance

Street Fighter 5 is receiving its next DLC fighter on December 20th; Akuma is coming and he packs a devastating punch.

We've seen his official trailer and lots of gameplay footage from the PlayStation Experience 2016 show floor, but there's still more to behold. Japanese gaming website GamerNE recently published an article that features a slew of screenshots showing Akuma in action as well as information on his moves.

However, one screenshot among the rest features the first look at Akuma's character-specific story mode. The story scene illustrated by Bengus shows Akuma standing with his back to Gen -- a character who hasn't made his return in Street Fighter 5 just yet.

You can check out the scene below, as well as a handful of new Akuma screenshots.

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IFC Yipes not afraid of Infinity Stones, actually excited about them; shares his top three character picks for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is not only a real thing, but is set to be released sometime next year. The upcoming 2v2 fighter has many members of the FGC excited, including one player in particular whose name is synonymous with Marvel vs. Capcom.

At the PlayStation Experience this weekend, Velociraptor and I were granted the opportunity to catch up with Mr. Mahvel himself, Michael "IFC Yipes" Mendoza. We talked to the MvC legend about everything that we know about MvCI so far.

The announcement came as a surprise to a lot of us in the FGC, despite the bevy of rumors circulating the week before its official reveal. "We're back and better than ever," Yipes said when asked what he thought upon first learning of the new game in the series. "The community is back on top."

Yipes went on to tell us how he feels about the Infinity Stones system, shared which three characters he wants to see make the cut, and more.

You can check out the full interview after the jump.

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Here is Akuma's nostalgia costume 'Easter Egg' variation and his generic win quotes in Street Fighter 5

We just got back from the PlayStation Experience in Anaheim where Street Fighter 5's first season 2 fighter, Akuma, was playable on the show floor. The master of the Satsui No Hado came equipped with four different costume options in the PSX build: default, story, premium battle, and the first nostalgia costume we've seen in-game.

Many of Street Fighter 5's recent DLC costumes have had special "Easter egg" variations -- small changes, often adding/subtracting some article of clothing, that can be accessed by holding all three punches, light kick, and up before a match starts. To our surprise, Akuma's nostalgia costume has one as well.

Thanks to BurnoutFighter, and a handful of photos we managed to capture ourselves, we have Akuma's Easter egg variation for you here today. You can check it out in the gallery below.

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Not only that, but Velociraptor and I snapped photos of Akuma's generic win quotes. To see them, as well as gameplay footage of the Easter egg nostalgia variation, be sure to hit the jump.

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N0ne shows his Captain Falcon combos to Mew2King, Nairo styles with Bowser, and Abadango just refuses to die - UGC Smash highlights

The UGC Smash Tournament for both Super Smash Bros. Melee and the Wii U Smash has now ended. We have your highlights for both games right here.

The first highlight showcases TSM|Leffen's impressive combos and tech chasing game.


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The next three highlights shows a series of exchanges between FOX|Mew2King and C9|Mango. Mew2King demonstrates that he's not afraid to go off stage with his Marth to take out Mango's Falco.

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Mega Man X's immense Western popularity got him into Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite's first trailer, devs say roster is almost entirely decided upon

You may have heard by now, but over the weekend a new title in the versus series of games called Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was announced at the PlayStation Experience. The two companies have joined forces once again to answer the question everyone has been asking as of late: When's Mahvel?

Information about the game continues to trickle in, and Famitsu's recent interview with some of the MvCI developers adds to that.

Though the interview was conducted entirely in Japanese, EventHubs' own Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor has provided us with the English translation. In it, we learn that Mega Man X's appearance in the game's initial announcement trailer was brought about due to his immense popularity in the west.

Additionally, the devs note that the game's roster is almost entirely figured out, talk further about the game's cinematic story mode, and more.

After the jump, you'll find the fully translated preface from Famitsu, as well as the interview questions/answers.

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Hyper screen flash appears slower in PlayStation 4 version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3; this video shows comparison with Xbox 360

A user on YouTube that goes by the name of "Crunchy Maggots" has uploaded a video showcasing lag during hypers for the PlayStation 4 version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. This creates a longer delay compared to the Xbox 360 version.

Crunchy Maggots confirmed that this hyper lag was present in the PlayStation Vita version of the game. Unfortunately, Crunchy Maggots mentions that he does not have the PlayStation 3 version of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.


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This doesn't appear to be too big of a deal since humans typically react to what's on the screen anyhow. If it does bother you, it's worth mentioning that the Xbox One and PC version of UMvC3 will be coming out March 2017.

The Xbox One (and maybe the PC version?) will likely be more similar to the Xbox 360 version of UMvC3.

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Here are the matches of Capcom Cup 2016 that had a changed outcome because it was 3/5 instead of 2/3

The Capcom Cup 2016 tournament was a very interesting tournament filled with many upsets. One of the things that made the tournament so interesting was that every set was a 3/5 instead of a 2/3.

How many matches did this end up affecting? In other words, how many players lost a set against another player after reaching two wins within the set before their opponent?

I won't be counting sets that were within the top 8 since those sets are typically 3/5 anyways. What we'll be looking at are matches that had a changed outcome as a result of the set being 3/5 where it normally would've been a 2/3 set.

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White life regeneration significantly slowed down in Street Fighter 5 Season 2

White life regeneration appears to have been greatly slowed down for Street Fighter 5 Season 2. This will have a large impact on Street Fighter 5's meta game.

This will most likely greatly benefit Dhalsim considering his V-Trigger causes the opponent's life to convert into white life.

A slower regeneration rate will add additional pressure to the opponent and make it more likely for the opponent to get hit before they are able to fully recover their life.

Who knows if this is intended to encourage more offensive play or more defensive play.

We have a video ready to show you the rate of regeneration.

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Oro was supposed to be based around brazilian jujutsu, but one of the character sketches was too intriguing - Sadamoto on the strange hermit's origin

A few days ago, a new column was released over at the CFN Portal where Street Fighter 3 producer Tomoshi Sadamoto is interviewed about design choices for Street Fighter 3 cast members.

In it, he elaborates on design decisions for each of the new, original cast members in Street Fighter 3: New Generation, so we can hopefully expect him to elaborate further upon the characters from 2nd Impact and 3rd Strike later on.

I've personally gone through and translated this column, and next we have the mysterious hermit Oro. Check out some of his original art here.

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Continue to see what Sadamoto had to say about Oro in particular.

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Infinity Stone will give you huge comeback mechanics, team hyping up Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's story mode

The Infinity Stone not only will enhance your team in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but it apparently is part of the game's comeback mechanics as well.

Marvel Games executive producer, Mike Jones, was asked about how the 2v2 system works in the new title.

"We've gone deeper on what the team dynamic means," said Jones. "You're going to be able to free form, change your characters, and make up combos.

"You're also going to be able to choose an Infinity Stone, which augments your team, gives you new abilities, and gives you huge comeback mechanics," he said.

It's been stated that Infinity Stones are similar to having a tertiary fighter in this 2v2 game, something Marvel expressed again.

"So [an Infinity Stone] is almost like a third character," Jones noted. "A stone will augment your characters and give them abilities they didn't previously have."

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UGC Smash Open results ft. Armada, Hungrybox, Leffen, ZeRo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Although most eyes might be aimed at Capcom Cup, there's certainly no lack of top-level Smash action this weekend at UGC Smash Open, taking place in Illinois.

This event will feature singles and doubles contests in Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U.

Players attending include Alliance|Armada, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, TSM|ZeRo, C9|Mango, FOX|Mew2King, NRG|Nairo, Mr. R, Tempo|Axe, LG|Abadango, C9|Ally, WFX|Shroomed, CLG|SFAT, FAD|Larry Lurr, CLG|PewPewU, CLG|VoiD, SPY|MacD, Tempo|S2J, LG|Ice, IMT|ANTi, DNL|Marss, DruggedFox, HugS, PG|Esam, SS|Colbol, DNL|Duck, SF|MKLeo, MSF|The Moon, Circa|6WX, RNG|Swedish Delight, PG|MVD, VwS|Professor Pro, VGBC|ChuDat, VGBC|PinkFresh, CLG|Nakat, Obey|MikeHaze, Alliance|Android and many more.

Streaming is being handled by UGC, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and Events 2 Compete.

Check out the full action below.

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MvC3's producer not involved with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Marvel vs. Capcom 3's producer, Ryota Niitsuma, is not involved in any capacity with the development of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, he said recently.

Capcom USA's director of production, Michael Evans, has been the front man for the title since its announcement. Evans was the associate producer of Ultra Street Fighter 4.

"I know the team is putting their all into this game, so if you loved MvC3, there will be even more to love with MvCI!" wrote Niitsuma.

He also seemingly offered an apology for prior tweets where he said Marvel vs. Capcom 4 wasn't in production, which was somewhat correct, as while this is an entry in the MvC series, it's not being labeled as MvC4.

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Morrigan and Captain America revealed for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

During ESPN2's rebroadcast of the Capcom Cup 2016, they revealed Morrigan and Captain America for the upcoming release of Marvel vs. Capcom: Inifinite.

These fighters join Mega Man X, Ryu, Iron Man and Captain Marvel on the roster.

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