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Zeku's movelist and stats listed for Street Fighter 5 - learn about his secret techniques here

Zeku's stats and movelist have been revealed. We can now learn how to perform the moves we saw during his trailer.

Similar to Guy, he has a number of moves that have follow ups. There's a great deal of complexity with his moves.

It will certainly take some time in order to master this fighter.

In terms of his stats, it's nothing too surprising. He falls in the average range - 1,000 health and 1,000 stun.

Zeku is unique in that he actually has two separate movesets. Use the Shukumyo command (down, down + 2x punches) in order to switch from the old form into the young form and vice versa.

In other words, Zeku's movelist is absolutely massive.

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Source: Capcom website. Sent in by: Rahul_S.

Fighting game eSports needs more than just winners, it needs entertainers

The fighting game community has more colorful personalities than any other eSport that I've watched.

There are, of course, people who come to mind outside the FGC, (IdrA back in the Starcraft days, and Doublelift in League of Legends) and these are people we love to root for and love to hate. Either way, players with strong personalities often create stories and heighten drama at many of the events they attend.

Big names and big personalities bring in big value, and there's a reason that some have a much easier time finding sponsorships than others. It isn't always about winning.

Part of what makes competition so much fun to watch are the stories that emerge. Some can be heart-warming while others are filled with drama. Sometimes there are people who stand out by being abrasive. We need villains and heroes in our stories, and the FGC has plenty of both.

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Does Zeku in Street Fighter 5 use stances or are there two fighters? What's the deal? X-Kira claims to have the answer

If you haven't seen it already, you need to check out the Zeku character trailer for Street Fighter 5. His playstyle looks to be very unique compared to previous characters.

Something that everybody is wondering about is his stance change. He appears to have an old form and a young form.

In particular, we're not really sure if both forms are actually Zeku. One theory suggests that he has an apprentice that serves as sort of a younger body double -- in other words, you play as two characters instead of one.

So what is Zeku's secret? Capcom has yet to spill the beans so far...

A known data miner, X-Kira, has made a statement regarding Zeku's stances. They seem to have a clear understanding on what's going on here as they speak with confidence in the matter.

X-Kira's predictions have been mostly reliable in the past, so this is likely what we'll hear from Capcom later in the future. It is stated that both are actually Zeku -- the old version uses the "new style" and the young version fights similar to Guy by utilizing "Bushinryu."

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JDCR allows a combo to drop against Saint to win via timeout, while Qudans had an amazing run - SEAM 2017 Tekken 7 highlights

The South East Asia Major 2017 event has concluded all of its tournaments. One of the games played was Tekken 7.

It was a major tournament, so you can expect some pretty big names to be attending. Players like FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, Qudans, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Jeondding, and more.

As a result of this, there were some pretty hype moments taking place throughout the course of the tournament. We've decided to highlight these sequences for your convenience.

Our first cool moment focuses on a round between JDCR and Qudans. They both had one game and two rounds won; whoever won this last round would stay in winners while the other went into the losers bracket.

Things were looking quite favorable for JDCR as he had quite a considerable life lead. Unfortunately though, Qudans was able to make effective use of his rage via the Rage Drive.

During the final combo, one of the commentators was convinced that it wasn't going to KO. It ended up just being enough.

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Bill Rogers talks voicing Urien, why acting in fighting games can be especially difficult and more in this exclusive interview

Fighting games are home to some unique characters. From green beast-men who can summon electricity to actual velociraptors, this genre appears to have no boundaries when it comes to who fills its rosters.

While a character’s play style and special moves can also render them memorable, the first thing players notice is an avatar’s appearance. Design isn’t everything, however. For a character to truly come to life, they need a voice, right?

I got in touch with the voice of Urien, Bill Rogers, to learn about the science behind bringing the Illuminati president back to Street Fighter 5. As opposed to other kinds of voice acting, such as anime, fighting games differ slightly.

Bill Rogers: Unless you are working on a fighting anime series like HunterXHunter or One Punch Man (both series that have benefited from Rogers’ talents), most anime titles are a good amount of dialogue and only occasionally exerts.

Video games—especially fighting games—require a lot of exertion sounds. (This includes actions such as running, jumping, throwing, lifting climbing, and swimming—or, in Street Fighter 5’s case, punching, throwing, and getting punched.) Whatever abilities you can do in a video game, somebody has to voice that.

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Tachikawa's own bomb betrays him, Moke eats five mix ups in a row, Tokido gets a second chance; SEAM finals highlights

An action packed top eight at South East Asia Major 2017 concluded early this morning and we've rounded up a few of our favorite moments to share.

Though we had a pretty good variety of characters in this final bracket, it felt like much of it came down to Rashid's V-Trigger vs. Ibuki's kunais.

We have plenty to show, so let's jump right into it with a mix-up laden mirror match that wound up coming to a somewhat surprising conclusion.

Our first pair of highlights sees DNG|Tachikawa go toe to toe with RZR|Xian, who is widely regarded as the best Ibuki around right now.

Tachikawa puts his foe in the Ibuki blender, and brilliantly confirms a standing medium kick into Critical Art to end the round even faster than if he'd simply carried on with her standard vortex.

Tachikawa continues his dominance in the Ibuki mirror with a brilliant mix up. We would feel bad for Xian, had we not seen him dish out this style of abuse to so many others:

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A stance change and an FADC? Here's a more in depth look at Zeku's brand new Street Fighter 5 trailer

While his identity in and of itself may not have been much of a surprise, Zeku's reveal trailer (complete with extra classy jazz flute theme) hit us with a few interesting curve balls.

Perhaps we should start with the most blatant point of interest, Zeku's multiple forms. The Bushinryu master switches from an older to a younger form in the middle of battle.

Whether or not this is some sort of disguise or a whole other character entirely is unclear at this point. I'm leaning toward the idea that this is a second character altogether, (perhaps Zeku's current apprentice?) with maybe a hive mind-like attitude like Negan's Saviors in The Walking Dead.

In any case, this second form appears to be a stance change in terms of gameplay, and requires a quick tag out as Zeku disappears in a flash of smoke and teleports (and transforms) up above to younger Zeku. I suspect this is the character's V-Skill and it'll be interesting to see if you can choose where the teleport/transformation goes by holding a direction.

The switch in the trailer shows the second Zeku come in with an attack, which would be kind of necessary if this is indeed a V-Skill, as there needs to be some kind of successful/unsuccessful dynamic that determines whether or not you build V-Gauge.

Here we see a switch done mid-combo, which is likely the safest/most efficient way of going about stance changing:

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BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and PC; Rachel, Hazama and Weiss Schnee revealed

Big reveals today on the BlazBlue front as we learn the identities of three more roster members of Cross Tag Battle.

BlazBlue returners Rachel Alucard and Hazama Honoka are joined by newcomer Weiss Schnee as all three were revealed in the latest game trailer. Rachel is a vampiric aristocrat that has appeared in BB titles since Calamity Trigger.

Hazama is a villainous former captain of the World Void Information Controlling Organization’s Intelligence Department who is actually an artificially created human (Blade Runner, anyone?) and has been playable in BlazBlue titles since Continuum Shift.

Weiss is a main character from the RWBY anime series, which the BlazBlue series has made reference to in the past, and joins the franchise for the very first time with this appearance.

ArcSystemWorks has also made known the various platforms Cross Tag Battle will be available on, including PlayStation 4, PC and Nintendo Switch.

Here are a few images from the trailer, which you can find in full below.

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Zeku announced for Street Fighter 5

At South East Asia Major 2017 this weekend, Capcom delivered as promised.

The last character of Street Fighter 5's Season 2 is finally upon us, and as had been expected, it's Guy's former master, Zeku.

As the 38th successor of the Bushinryu School, he's a veteran combatant and a seasoned ninja warrior who helped forge Guy into the competent fighter he is today.

Although it's a bit hard to tell what exactly is going on, Zeku seems to have two different appearances he can shift between, one much younger than his regular one, and looking very Strider-esque.

It appears as though this newcomer may tag team with another member of his ninja clan while fighting, or perhaps he regains his youth somehow. Though it's early, this may suggest a multi-stance character not unlike Gen from Street Fighter 4, or Vega with or without his claw in SF5.

Zeku will be available for purchase on October 24th. Check out his image gallery here, which includes alternate costumes for both Zeku and his alter ego.

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You can find his trailer below.

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South East Asia Major 2017 results ft. JDCR, Tokido, Saint, OilKing, Momochi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

South East Asia Major 2017 is finally upon us, and as most years, it's taking place in Singapore.

This is the Asian Regional Finals for the Capcom Pro Tour, so you can look forward to a huge showdown in both the qualifying tournament on Saturday and the actual finals on Sunday, when the leaderboard for the Asian region comes to its climax.

However, that doesn't mean other games are taking a backseat. This is also a Regional event for the Tekken World Tour with a $15,000 pot bonus, so you can expect some extreme battles to take place to reach the end there as well.

Besides these two titles, you will also be seeing a Battle or the Stones Event in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, as well as tournament play in Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Injustice 2 and Windjammers.

Players expected to attend this event include FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Saint, ZW|OilKing, FOX|Momochi, Mago, RZR|Xian, Qudans, ITS|Chanel, GGP|Kazunoko, FOX|Justin Wong, ROX|Knee, Ponos|Moke, Yamasa|Nobi, Scarz|Sako, DNG|Tachikawa, XYZZY, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Kkokkoma, Jeondding, Yamasa|Yuu and many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Battle for the Stones, Game Start Asia and Team Spooky.

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Kazunoko claims the Time Stone at South East Asia Major's Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tournament

The massive South East Asia Major 2017 is still underway at the moment, but their Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tournament was just wrapped up.

As part of the Battle for the Stones event, this also brought with it the third of the Infinity Stones that can be used to shift tournament rules - the Time Stone.

Although FOX|Justin Wong was the victor at the event, it is the second-placer GGP|Kazunoko who gets his hands on the stone and its power, since Justin had already earned qualification via his EVO 2014 win in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

The Time Stone in GGP|Kazunoko's posession allows him to "cease the flow of time", and negate any other stone bearer from using their power in a single match.

Of course, this means that his stone has no use unless someone else decides to use theirs against him - but it's still a trump card he can keep ready at any time.

You can see the full reveal clip from Capcom Fighters below, as well as the Battle for the Stones bracket and schedule in image form.

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No tutorials in Tekken 7 since players weren't using them anyways; story mode envisioned to teach players while they play instead

Fighting games are considered to be one of the toughest genres to pick up and play. There a number of mechanics that must be learned, special moves to memorize, and fundamentals to figure out.

You would think it would be important to include a tutorial mode in order to teach these basics to players. Despite this, Tekken 7 was packaged without this mode.

PC Games News recently had a chance to Katsuhiro Harada why this was missing. The Tekken producer noted that people weren't really using the mode anyhow.

"We can tell with most of our games which modes players are spending time in," said Harada. Tekken 7's "story mode was envisioned on teaching the player with baby steps whilst playing the game" instead.

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Gfinity Elite Series Season 2 current standings, early results ft. Luffy, MisterCrimson, Packz, Takamura, Infexious, Cobelcog, Akainu and more

Update: This story has been updated with week 2 results.

Gfinity Elite Series is back with a second season for Street Fighter 5, and will once more be taking place on Friday evenings on a weekly basis in the UK.

Much like last time, players have been drafted by 8 differnt teams and will be facing off in a team battle format.

There have been some rule changes since the last instance, though, with the team battles being best out of 7 matches, and the team order being predetermined.

There are many top level European players partaking in this event, including, but by no means limited to, RB|Luffy, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Method|Packz, Epsilon|Takamura, exceL|Infexious, Method|Cobelcog and Prophecy|Akainu.

Streaming is being done at Gfinity TV.

You can catch the action at 6PM local time every Friday. We've included a time zone conversion chart at the bottom of the story.

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Input lag solution could be coming to Street Fighter 5 and other titles with upcoming Unreal Engine update

It's no secret that many modern fighters these days suffer from more input lag than what players are comfortable with. In the case of Street Fighter 5, the amount of input lag averages at about 6.2 frames.

One of the reasons for this is because a lot of today's fighting games are using Unreal Engine 4. Essentially, excellent graphics at the cost of input latency.

Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game in this genre that uses Unreal Engine though. Games like Tekken 7, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ do as well.

For the longest time, it looked as though this was something we would just learn to deal with. This is pretty much what we as fighting game players have done thus far.

Now, however, it looks as though a solution has finally been presented. The developers of this engine have updated it to address this problem.

Would it even be significant enough though?

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'I have not been more excited for a Dragon Ball game in my entire life' - Chris Sabat on DBFZ, the English voice actor for Vegeta, Yamcha, and Piccolo

Recently, Game Informer had a chance to sit down with Christopher Sabat. He is the English voice actor for Vegeta, Yamcha, and Piccolo in the Dragon Ball series.

Being that all three of these characters are playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ (four if you count Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta), it's obvious that Chris Sabat knows a few things about the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ title. This was one of the topics of discussion.

Christopher Sabat has mentioned that he's been voicing characters for the Dragon Ball series for just about half of his life at this point. He's lent his voice for a number of games at this point.

He is specifically excited for Dragon Ball FighterZ though. 'I have not been more excited for a Dragon Ball game in my entire life,' he told Game Informer.

During the interview, he revealed a few other interesting pieces of information. For example, it seems as though the characters will break the fourth wall and indicate that they feel like they are being controlled by an outside source (the player).

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Mortal Kombat themed dance from Kyrgyzstani crew is insane, but it's not for the weak of stomach

I'd go out for karaoke over dancing any night, and I have yet to see any of the Step Up films, but even a rhythm-less scrub like me can't help but acknowledge the sheer talent and athleticism that radiates from Kyrgyzstani dance crew ADEM.

This four piece group wowed judges and audiences alike on a recent episode of Asia's Got Talent, where their performance was met with a standing ovation and the much-coveted honor of the Golden Buzzer.

I have to admit I did not understand why they chose to dress as Mortal Kombat's Raiden, Scorpion, Smoke and Sub-Zero at first, but the latter portion of their routine connects the dots (as well as separates shoulders.)

If you get squeamish watching games like Mortal Kombat XL, specifically the bone-crunching X-Ray moves, then prepare yourself for some gnarly contortion moves (still watch though, because this is well worth it).

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You may have received online salt messages before, but you've probably never seen anything like this

If you've played video games online for more than 20 minutes, chances are high that you've gotten a fair share of salty gamer messages.

While the majority of these are usually filled with expletives, death threats and hilarious rants fueled by ever-surprising levels of frustration, (a friend in my local scene recently shared an online interaction wherein a Call of Duty player demanded a home address so that they could come do physical harm) but every once in a while, one stands out.

A player by the name of 482 MastaStef received one such message after using Dormammu (and the dreaded thorn garden attack) to win a bout in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Unlike the immature examples most all of us are familiar with, this unknown user's words actually inspire a somewhat daunting sense of fear as we read them, and they're not even directed at us.

In short this player admits both their frustration and defeat, but then turns that frustration into fuel to train for a month straight. "When I get back online, I'm going to invite you, and when I do I WILL make you pay..." reads a particularly intense part the message.

The Twitter post feed promises an update in one month's time, and our fingers are tightly crossed that this rematch does come to fruition, as little interactions like this are one of the things that make the FGC great. You can read the full message by clicking the thumbnail here:

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