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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition EventHubs moves database updated

Two days. Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition will be releasing in two days from now. I'm sure F.A.N.G. would be very proud to tell us this.

A number of new features will be releasing with this update for the game. Among these include balance changes, new V-Triggers for the entire cast, and Sakura as the first new DLC fighter of Season 3.

Some of the characters will be receiving new moves in addition to a second V-Trigger option. For example, Ryu will gain access to the Jodan Sokutou Geri (or the Donkey Kick, if you prefer) while Menat is being given the Soul Spark -- which causes her crystal ball to erupt in a blast of energy.

In order to help everyone get ready for the big release, we've updated our moves database with what will be changing in Arcade Edition. The changes to each fighter's move list is based on what is reported on the CFN website.

Recently, the inputs for Sakura's moves were also revealed to us. If you plan on trying her out, Sakura's list of moves have also been added to our database.

After the jump, you can find a list of links to each character's individual move page.

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Zangief gets 471 damage for one Crush Counter and one V-Trigger command grab in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

No commentary here on whether or not this is too much in terms of balance, we're just a bit in awe from having watched so much damage come off of so few moves while using zero EX meter.

Zangief's second V-Trigger gives him even more damage on his already devastating Spinning Pile Driver techniques (it also lets him combo normals into his command grabs).

Cancelling a hit into V-Trigger heavily scales combos, as does chaining a normal into a command grab. In the fairly common situation that Zangief scores a Crush Counter heavy punch while already in V-Trigger, he'll be able to lop off about half his foe's life bar in just two hits.

Initial reactions to the Russian wrestler's Arcade Edition changes see him as having been nerfed. He can no longer combo crouching jabs, meaning a big part of his go-to gameplay with V-Trigger one has been nerfed.

While does seem detrimental, the meta in SF5 seems to be taking a new direction toward single-interaction burst damage, which is exactly what we're seeing here.

Here you can see some footage Javits uploaded to Twitter as Gief nails Akuma with a Crush Counter standing fierce punch followed up by a heavy SPD for a not-too-shabby 471 damage:

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Dragon Ball FighterZ beta experiencing network issues, may be extended as a result

If it's taking longer to find a match in the Dragon Ball FighterZ beta than it did for the smoke to clear after Cell ascended to his final form, the problem isn't on your end.

The team at Bandai Namco has announced that they're experiencing network issues with the DBF Beta, and it's not something that can be amended with a hot fix.

"Our team is working hard on optimizing the Open Beta but ran into some issues that cannot be addressed in a short amount of time, so we are asking for your patience until the next server update," says Bandai's Facebook post.

"The current Open Beta will remain online and available so that the players who can log in and play it, can keep doing so. Please note, that if we cannot address the issues within a decent amount of time, we will consider extending the Open Beta of Dragon Ball FighterZ."

As unfortunate as this is for everyone, this is ultimately the purpose of a beta test, and so it's good that such issues are popping up now as opposed to after the game's launch on the 26th of this month.

You can view their Twitter statement by clicking the thumbnail here:

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Desk got his hands on Dragon Ball FighterZ

The Dragon Ball FighterZ beta is up and running, marking the first opportunity for a great many to toss out kamehamehas and zip around with super dashes.

The fighting game community's most popular combo connoisseur, desk, has already come forward with a video wherein he explores the creative potential for some of the game's attack combinations.

Sure, there are juggles in the corner, combo-extending assists and stacked supers, but of course desk doesn't stop there.

One of the more recently discovered mechanics in DBF is the ability to actually summon Shenron, the wish-granting dragon who freezes gameplay for a moment while players choose one of four possible power ups. If you're desk, he's just another means to style with your beat downs.

After spiking poor Tenshinhan down toward the ground, desk activates the Dragon Balls, watches the animation, chooses a power up buff and then zips right back into the combo for even more pain.

Here's one other sequence from desk's video. Watch as he beats his foe around for a quick bit, then obliterates them with a good old fashioned father/son kamehameha:

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Infiltration: With V-Trigger 2, Rashid is best character in the game... we need to find a way to beat him

He never really got the attention that other top tiers like Balrog did, but the general Street Fighter 5 community has come to more and more the realization that Rashid is surely one of the strongest characters in the game.

With strikingly efficient control of the neutral, exceptional mobility, frame trap-filled rush down and extremely effective jump-ins and anti-airs, we still have yet to find a clear answer to the question "what exactly is Rashid's weakness?"

Turning our eyes to the Arcade Edition update, it seems Capcom is taking a bit away from Rashid as they've universally removed throw loops and nerfed his crouching heavy punch, but they've also given him a few buffs in his meter gaining abilities as well as in his Spinning Mixer special moves.

What's more, like everyone else, Rashid received a second V-Trigger (titled "Haboob," an Arabic term that refers to a particularly intense dust storm carried on an atmospheric gravity current) to help augment and deepen his play.

This V-Trigger gives buffs Rashid's kick special moves, increases range, increases the jump speed and distance of his front flip and gives him a wall jump after a successful EX Eagle Spike.

Here's a quick look at what Rashid can do with Haboob, thanks to Capcom's Matt Edwards and his V-Trigger 2 showcase video:

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Playing fighting games on the second player side is a bigger disadvantage than you might think

"I can do fireball on the left side, but I still can't get it on the right," is a sentiment you've certainly heard and probably expressed yourself if you've been into fighting games for more than a few minutes.

While mirrored inputs in two dimensional fighters are definitely an obstacle to get over, they pale in comparison to the mountainous hurdles three dimensional fighting game players face.

Core-A Gaming kicks off an all new "Sidenote" series wherein the fighting game food for thought is reduced from a four course meal down to more of a bite sized snack.

Core-A recently produced a video examining the differences between 2D and 3D fighters, but have a bit more to say on the specific subject of playing on player one vs. player two sides.

Competitors must mirror not only the x-axis, but also the z-axis movements as the inputs for stepping into the foreground and background suddenly flip as well. Tekken player Jeongdding notes that players' abilities can drop by as much as 70% if they don't make it a point to regularly practice on the second player side.

This actually makes for potential hidden advantages similar to the way left handed baseball pitchers or tennis players tend to have a special edge in their respective sports. Learn something new by watching Core-A's full video below.

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Tekken 7 Japanese Championships results ft. Take, Hakaiou, Kuutan, Battsu, Nobi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Bandai Namco are holding a special event today.

Namely, the Tekken 7 Japanese Championships which will feature a lot of top players from one of the strongest regions in the world.

This is a one-day thing, so once it starts it'll keep going until it ends. Four players are already qualified for the finals, and there's a semi-final bracket where players try to grab those last 4 spots in the finals, which will be played today as well.

For just a few of the notable names confirmed to be battling today, look no further: Yamasa|Take, Hakaiou, Kuutan, Battsu, Yamasa|Nobi, Yamasa|Yuu, Tsubumi, GetNews|Pekos, Taris Cutter, Nishi-Shinjuku and many more.

Streaming is being done at Bandai Namco Entertainment.

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Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition video that gives all the juicy details on everyone's new V-Triggers

We're just a few days away from the release of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. One of the new features this update will bring to the table includes new V-Trigger options for the entire cast.

Being that there are 28 characters in the game currently, this means that there will be 28 new V-Triggers that the community will be breaking down at launch. Since Sakura will also be available on that day, that brings two additional V-Triggers -- making a total of 30.

In a YouTube video, Matt Edwards of Capcom Europe has created a compilation that showcases the capabilities of all the new V-Triggers. The information is actually pretty in-depth.

As a result of this, we get a good idea of the strength of many of the fighters. He isn't just showing what the V-Triggers do, but also the damage possibilities that they present.

It's also pretty upfront about the weaknesses that these V-Triggers have. For example, it is quite clearly shown that Ken's Shinryuken is not meant as an anti-air.

Here's a couple of cool setups to get started. After that, hit the jump to check out the video.

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Street Fighter 5 Arcade Edition will allow changes to Fighter IDs and Homes at the cost of 200,000 Fight Money or $9.99

The recent patch notes revealed something interesting. At the cost of 200,000 Fight Money or $9.99, players will be able to purchase a "Fighter ID and Home Change" ticket.

Obviously what this means is that we'll be able to change our previously unchangeable Fighter IDs and flag. It's very important to understand that these two changes come packaged together.

If you only choose to change your Fighter ID, then it will completely expend your ticket. Make sure that both of these variables are set to what you want them to be.

Unfortunately, a mistake here will require you to purchase another ticket. You may want to double check while confirming your choices.

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Go For Broke Winter Championship results ft. JDCR, Punk, JoeyFury, ChrisG, Wolfkrone

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the Go For Broke Winter Championship is taking place in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

This event has a lot of money on the line, with 3 games in the lineup, it has $15,000 in pot bonuses.

The three games being featured at the event are Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7 and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Each game has a dedicated stream, so just stay tuned to it until your favorite game is wrapped up.

Players attending are plentiful, and include FOX|JDCR, PG|Punk, Circa|JoeyFury, EG|NYChrisG, Circa|Wolfkrone, WayGamble, Method|Flux, RenoFace, SperoGin, SB|Dieminion, ITS|Mak, OG|Shine, OniJin, ITS|Jackie Tran, Method|MikeandIke, MTG|VictimOfRitual and many more.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, N3rd Street Gamers and N3rd Street Gamers Secondary Stream.

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Tekken 7 StrongStyle European Qualifier results ft. SuperAkouma, Fergus, Blackbeard, KiraKira, RooKang

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This year, NorCal's major Tekken event StrongStyle is back after a 3 year absence.

The hype is obviously big, so big in fact, that qualifiers are being held to go to the event, including one in London, United Kingdom, this weekend.

This is a one-day Tekken 7 event, so once you tune it it'll keep going until the very end.

Some of the European region's finest will be in attendance, including, but not limited to, Crazy|SuperAkouma, UYU|Fergus, SNG|Blackbeard, mYi|KiraKira, RTFM|RooKang, F-S|Tenshimitsu, Gunni, StarScream, BonusJin and RealMenace.

Streaming is being done at Unequalled Media.

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Translated Dragon Ball FighterZ beta character move lists

The Dragon Ball FighterZ beta has already started for those who have pre-ordered the game. Those of us who have not done this will be able to participate starting at midnight tonight (January 14th, 12:00 A.M. PDT).

Move lists were released by a fan Dragon Ball FighterZ Twitter account. The problem here is that the names of the moves are in Japanese.

Thanks to the efforts of my coworker, Nicholas 'MajinTenshinhan' Taylor, we were able to translate these moves into something more understandable to us English readers. Fans of the series will likely now what a move does based on its name.

We have a few new fighters to try out during this beta. Beerus, Nappa, Kid Buu, and Adault Gohan were not present last time. Of course, Krillin, Piccolo, Frieza, Cell, Goku, Vegeta, and Android 18 are also available to play.

As a result of this, their moves have now been added to our moves database. It's definitely worth familiarizing yourself with the functionalities of these attacks before jumping into the gameplay (as your opponent probably isn't going to to wait for you).

Just in case you forgot, here are the controls for the game too:

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 Revival Tournament Series early results, stream and details

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

The Ultra Street Fighter 4 Revival Tournament Series will be taking place throughout the year.

Due to lag concerns because of the tournaments mainly focusing on online, it's been divided up into two separate regional events, one for North America and one for Europe.

Both regions will have eight tournaments, with the winner of each tournament qualifying for an eventual "Topanga-style" long-set Round Robin.

This event is all about bringing back Ultra Street Fighter 4 into people's minds, and entry is free, so if you happen to miss Ultra Street Fighter 4 and live in either North America or Europe, this is a grand chance to join, since these events will continue for some time.

We'll keep a continuous schedule in this story and bump when relevant so you can keep track of whatever's happening, and of course update with results after an event ends.

Streaming will be done at USF4 Dave for North American events and at GillStoleMyRide for European events.

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ArcSys Fighting Game Awards 2017 results ft. Omito, Ogawa, Fenrich, Iwashi, Ruki

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, it's time to enjoy the ArcSys Fighting Game Awards 2017.

At this event, invitees and qualified players will be battling it out in ArcSys's two current signature games.

In case you haven't been paying attention, these two games are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and BlazBlue: Central Fiction.

Guilty Gear will feature Omito, Ogawa, Ruki, Daru, Samitto, Nage, Rion and Takehara fighting it out, while BlazBlue will have Fenrich, Iwashi, DoraBang, Grover, Gackt, Monster, Meister and Matoi.

Although nothing is set in stone, last year we saw Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 being announced at this event, so if you're a fan this is not an event to miss.

Streaming is being done at Arc System Works.

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Sakura, 'The Exuberant Youth,' gets her very own Street Fighter 5 collector's card

Capcom has released yet another Street Fighter 5 virtual trading card, this time highlighting one of the most highly anticipated legacy fighters in the franchise, Sakura.

Sakura will be joining the roster in just a few short days on Tuesday, January 16th. Though she's DLC, players will be able to use her for a full week free of charge to see if they want to make the purchase or not.

Like the others in the series, Sakura's card gives her a unique nickname, "The Exuberant Youth," and highlights a few action poses straight out of her gameplay in Street Fighter 5.

As we've seen with various character showcases as of late, the schoolgirl fighter appears to have a strong neutral game, and uses her variety of special attacks for big time damage, frame traps and set ups.

We're expecting to get the animated version of her trading card in the coming days, and we'll update this story with said video once it drops.

You can view the virtual trading card by clicking the thumbnail image here:

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Is it finally Yamcha's turn to be back in the spotlight? Maximilian breaks down one of Dragon Ball FighterZ's more technical characters

We're less than two weeks away from release, and already a ton of excited fans are jumping into this weekend's Dragon Ball FighterZ beta test.

Maximilian Dood continues his character breakdown series today with the not all that powerful, but surely lovable, Yamcha.

If you're looking for high-flying flash, this probably isn't the fighter for you. If you're looking for more grounded and technical play, Yamcha's rekka-based style will make for a great time as you rush foes down on the horizontal plane.

His trademark Wolf Fang Fist technique seems to be the main hub of his arsenal as it not only doles out damage, it gives Yamcha a fist full of follow up and cancel options to mix up his opponents for even more pain via resets.

While mastering this kind of play usually isn't the easiest, putting in the work will likely lead to some satisfying victories, especially against players that haven't done their homework in researching all of Yamcha's options.

Here you'll see one of the combos Max was able to figure out with the short time he had with Yamcha:

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'I'm not competing anymore, for now' - ZeRo announces his hiatus from competitive Smash 4

Toward the end of last year, we found ourselves pondering who exactly was the fighting game community's most dominant player. After quite a bit of consideration, our final answer wasn't a player from the Street Fighter or Mortal Kombat arenas, it was the 22 year old Smash 4 champion, Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios.

It's with a somber tone that we report Barrios' recent Twitter announcement stating his hiatus from competitive Smash 4 play.

In a three page statement, ZeRo expresses his need to escape the toxic situation he now finds himself in regarding his relationship to the game he's widely dominated for the last three and a half years. It seems the world class Smasher is not fully sold on the idea of a lifelong career as a competitive gamer.

"I want to allow myself to try and focus on something different," explains Barrios. "I want to release myself from the shackles of fear and prove [to] the little voice in the back of my head that I can succeed in something else."

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