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Will2Pac shares his Laura match up list for Street Fighter 5 Season 2

Over on Twitter, Will2Pac has shared his Laura match up chart for Street Fighter 5 Season 2.

Known for being one of the strongest Laura players back in Season 1 and a top contender from Europe, today we learn Will2Pac's current thoughts on the character.

The list shows each character name with the numerical advantage/disadvantage next to it. The number on the left represent Laura and the one on the right is for the other character. For example, Laura is 6/4 against Akuma, meaning Will2Pac believes she has the advantage in this particular match up.

You can check out both parts of the list below.

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Do you agree with this Laura match up list? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Will2Pac on Twitter.

This week's Street Fighter 5 missions will net you 6,600 Fight Money - here's how to complete 'A Short-Tailed Bat Colony' and the others

A fresh batch of Street Fighter 5 missions has gone live, prompting players to complete specific tasks to earn Fight Money. This week's set of four challenges will score you a quick 6,600 FM.

As always, there are three missions that are straightforward and one a bit more cryptic. "A Short-Tailed Bat Colony" is the challenge that requires a little more digging to complete, but don't worry, we've got you covered.

Below are this week's missions.

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80% health gone in three hits: PR Balrog makes a godlike Turn Punch read in Street Fighter 5 and his reaction is too good

Okay, CYG|PR Balrog, that was absolutely godlike.

During a recent stream, PR Rog pulled off a devastating confirm using Balrog's Turn Punch in Street Fighter 5. Catching his opponent's Dhalsim teleporting back, the Turn Punch connected allowing for PR Rog to juggle Dash Straight into Critical Art.

In three hits, 80% of Dhalsim's health was eaten up.


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Just a reminder that Balrog's Turn Punch requires he hold any two buttons to charge. The longer the buttons are held, the more damage it deals. Based on the in-game timer in the video, I'd say PR Rog was charging the punch for roughly 50 seconds, hence the big damage.

Source: PR Balrog. Via memk12

First match footage of Yamazaki in King of Fighters 14 - watch him kick dirt, deflect projectiles, and screech his way to victory

Last week, we saw the unveiling of Yamazaki, King of Fighters 14's second DLC fighter.

One of the company's official YouTube channels has uploaded the first actual match footage featuring the character. This video gives us a quick glimpse at how Yamazaki's playstyle translates into a real bout.

Below is just a short clip to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the full footage.


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It's dark, demented, smooth, and at times, beautiful: Check out Joverine's epic Capcom fighting game artwork

You might recognize Joverine's from the re-release of Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and the awesome Mad Catz TE fightsticks that came alongside it.

The artist is more than just MvC2, though. Featured here we have more great art pieces that span across different Capcom fighting titles.

Some of the character depictions here are dark and gritty, with proportions stretched and exaggerated for a killer effect. Others are smooth and beautiful with heavy detail bringing the fighters to life.

Below are just a handful to get you started, but for more of Joverine's artwork, be sure to hit the jump.

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With Tekken 7 getting additional guests characters, who are we hoping to see? DreamKing and MajinTenshinhan share their picks, let us know yours

It was recently announced that Tekken 7: Fated Retribution will be receiving additional guest characters post-launch.

While specifics on the two guest characters set to join Akuma in the King of Iron Fist Tournament are scarce, what we do know is that they will be from video games.

With that in mind, me and my eternal partner-in-crime Steven "DreamKing" Chavez decided to write up what characters we're hoping made the cut to join the Tekken franchise.

Although the banner already shows you our picks, continue below for our reasoning - and also, to share your thoughts with us in the comments.

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A savage poster of the Capcom Cup champion greeted players at Next Level Battle Circuit last night...

Next Level Battle Circuit is a long-running, weekly fighting game event held in New York that is a frequent host to the east coast's best talent. With several different titles on the card, the Wednesday night stream always brings the hype.

At last night's NLBC, attendees encountered a "savage" (as the young folk would say) poster of the 2016 Capcom Cup champion. There's nothing quite like Du "Liquid|NuckleDu" Dang, easily one of the players to beat on the Street Fighter 5 scene today, saying that the event you're at is "free."

Arturo "TS|Sabin" Sanchez shared a couple of photos of the poster over on Twitter. The first is Art posing with Du, and the second features PIE|Smug getting in on the fun.


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According to Arturo, the poster hangs behind the stream station each week. Though it's a bit of a "shots fired" poster, its main purpose is to promote friendly competition, as IFCYipes mentioned during the broadcast.

And with players like Idom, Smug, F3|Alucard, Dieminion, Sabin (who won last night's Street Fighter 5 tournament), and more competing regularly, I'm not sure how much weight Du's statement actually holds.

Source: Sabin on Twitter.

EventHubs readers feel Capcom has taken a step in the right direction, here are their initial reactions to Street Fighter 5's latest patch notes

Updated: And the results are in! You can check out how our readers voted by hitting the jump.

Earlier: As we all likely know by now, Capcom has released patch notes for upcoming changes to Street Fighter 5 Season 2.

There are sure to be some differing opinions on the content of these notes. I'm curious on the overall consensus of the community.

Given, we won't entirely know the impact of these changes until the patch actually launches, but we all tend to speculate anyhow. What is your initial reaction to reading these patch notes?

I've provided a poll that asks for your opinions after the jump below.

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A devastating Super Turbo Balrog, his trademark SF4 Ryu, and more: This top 10 list ranks Daigo's best characters in Capcom fighting games

A lot of fans in this day and age know BST|Daigo for playing Ryu. However, over the years The Beast has found success with several different characters across various Capcom fighting titles.

Cammyplayer has constructed a video list ranking Daigo's best characters from #10 to #1.

From his Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Yun back to his Super Turbo Balrog, we are treated to some footage and a little backstory for each of his characters. Below, you can see Daigo's Super Turbo Ryu mount a vicious comeback.


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As with many "top" lists, this one conveys the opinion of the creator. Be sure to check it out after the jump and let us know what you think!

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Robin in Injustice 2 looks to be a conditioning and footsies monster - here is a breakdown of what he's capable of

We recently saw a showcase of Robin's moveset in Injustice 2. We got the breakdown of the character here.

Right off the bat, we see that this is a character with very long reach thanks to the sword he is carrying. This indicates that the character will have a very strong footsies and poking game.


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Robin has an uppercut special move that, when meter-burned, grants him a powerful combo game. Maybe this move is Robin's invincible wakeup move?

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RUMOR: Rock Howard coming to King of Fighters 14, the internet is going crazy over the potential leak

King of Fighters fans can't contain their excitement over a potential leak pertaining to the 14th numbered game in the series.

A photo that shows Rock Howard on King of Fighters 14's character select screen has been making the rounds on social media today. This image is being considered a possible leak of the game's fourth DLC character, though that has yet to be officially confirmed.

You can check out the Rock Howard photo below.

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Capcom rebuilding Street Fighter 5's CFN from the ground up, we take a closer look at what this means

We wanted to take a closer look at Capcom's CFN announcement today and what it means for Street Fighter 5.

"We understand that Street Fighter V’s server performance has been a less than optimal experience for many of our players," as mentioned on Capcom Unity.

This is definitely a step in the right direction for Capcom, as they are acknowledging the need for improvement in the area of server performance. The load times for getting into ranked and casual matches are very noteworthy as being very long (especially on the PlayStation 4 version).

While there has been a perception of Street Fighter 5 having a rushed launch due to its problems and lack of features, Capcom appears to be reassuring us that they are wanting to ensure that the proper time is given towards ensuring a quality experience based on their next few statements.

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Team Ally or Team ZeRo? Which team will win the 2GGC: Civil War crew battle?

We're rapidly approaching one of the most hyped crew battles for Super Smash Bros. 4. The 2GGC: Civil War tournament featuring Team Ally vs. Team ZeRo.

Both teams consist of many of the best players in the world. In any other situation, either one of these teams would be extremely stacked if they went up against another set of players.

Let's take a look at each team and then get to the poll.

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The CFN is getting improvements including faster load times - beta for Steam players starts March 28th and lasts until April 3rd; sneak peak at patch

It has been announced over at Capcom Unity that the Capcom Fighter's network is getting a revamp. We will be seeing a few new features for Street Fighter 5's online play, including faster load times in between matches.

There will be an exclusive beta for Steam players starting on March 28th at 1 PM PST and will last until April 3rd at 12 PM PST. New players will be able to download the PC client for free and set up a new CFN profile to play for the duration of the test.

You don't need a copy of the game in order to participate in the beta.

Capcom has noted that Street Fighter 5's server performance has not been on the level that players expected. It seems this is an attempt to improve many of the qualms of the player base.

During this beta period, Capcom will be collecting data for launch of this system improvement. It is also noted that players will also be able to test the upcoming balance adjustments during this test period.

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Shattered Alliances Trailer part 3 showcases Supergirl's story and confirms Black Adam as a playable character

The third part of the Shattered Alliances trailers has been released for Injustice 2. During this trailer, we follow the story of Supergirl.

We see Supergirl fight against Black Adam briefly, which basically confirms him as a playable character for the game (returning from Injustice 1).

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