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Poongko to appear in episode 11 of 'The Amazing Race' reality T.V. show as part of a Street Fighter 5 challenge

There is this reality television show on CBS called "The Amazing Race" in which teams of two people race around the world in a competition. During the race, there are challenges that must be completed.

This time, it looks like one of the challenges involves playing against Poongko at Street Fighter 5. We don't know a lot of details about the challenge though.

I can't imagine the challenge requiring that Poongko be defeated a match, or even a round as I think it is unlikely that anyone without exceptional knowledge of the game would stand a chance against him.

Perhaps more handicaps will be applied to Poongko the more he wins until participants are eventually able to prevail against him.

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Tom Hardy to play Venom in Spider-Man spinoff film, does this mean he's a likely candidate for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite?

The roster for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has been shaping up to be quite interesting so far. We have yet to see a character that was excluded from MvC3 and it's ultimate edition that appeared in a previous title.

One character that is certainly looking extremely likely right now is Venom, from the Spider-Man series. A big part of this is thanks to the newly announced Venom movie, starring Tom Hardy.

According to Hollywoodreporter, "the project is one of Sony’s top priorities and the studio is not wasting time as the movie is set to open Oct. 5, 2018."

Being that Marvel had a say in which of their characters got into MvC3, it's pretty logical for us to assume that this is likely true for MvCI as well. If this is the case, Venom is definitely a character we can expect to be pushed for the game.

Tom Hardy, the actor in final negotiations to play Venom, appeared in movies like The Revenant, Mad Max: Fury Road, and Inception. Perhaps most notably, Tom Hardy also appeared in the D.C. movie "The Dark Knight Rises" as Bane so it's not his first time playing a villain in a comic movie.

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Super damage can be reduced in Injustice 2 by hitting buttons during the animation

Well, this is interesting.

Apparently, if you hit buttons during the animation of your opponent's super, you can reduce the damage you take. Originally shared by JT on Twitter, we decided to test this out ourselves to see how it works.

In order to take less damage, you'll have to hit a button in conjunction with the super animation's strikes -- we used the X button. I found most success double tapping the button whenever my opponent made contact with my character.

To determine whether or not you're doing this correctly, keep an eye on your life bar as a small shield icon will pop up every time a chunk of damage is taken away.

Our tests covered training mode and tournament mode, and both generated the same results. If you take advantage of each reduced-damage hit, you can usually shave off between 10 and 20 points. While this isn't huge damage, it could be the deciding factor in any match, so it's good to keep in mind.

After the jump you'll find two of our test examples: raw super and reduced damage.

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FLoE gets 25 seconds-worth of training with Deadshot, then proceeds to win a ranked match... here's his latest Floechart tutorial

The early consensus on Deadshot's zoning capabilities in Injustice 2 seems to be that they are incredibly strong and difficult to beat. A recent collection of online matches featuring FOX|Sonic Fox completely shutting down opponents with the assassin set the tone for the community's current perception of the character.

Naturally, this outlook on Deadshot has enticed fLoE to create a Floechart video for the Injustice 2 gun-wielder. You probably remember fLoE's Urien tutorial that shows how st. HP -- and only st. HP -- can be extremely effective in battle.

The same idea applies for this video, as fLoE shows how easy it can be to win with Deadshot. He jumps into training mode for 25 seconds to learn the special moves, then dives head first into a ranked match... and wins.

You can check out a quick clip of it below.

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There's quite a lot of language NSFW here, so be careful hitting play. For some quality laughs, be sure to check out the video after the jump.

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Another 6,600 Fight Money up for grab in this week's Street Fighter 5 missions - here's how to complete 'A Game of Push and Pull' and the others

Street Fighter 5's latest missions are live and this week players can earn an extra 6,600 Fight Money by completing all four.

As always, there are three straightforward challenges and one that requires a bit of digging. "A Game of Push and Pull" is this week's cryptic mission and though it is one that we've already seen before, we'll be telling you how to complete it as a recap and an "in case you missed it."

Check out this week's list of missions below.

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Street Fighter 5 PC mods: Tekken's Ogre joins the fight and he looks amazing

PC Best Mods returns with more awesome Street Fighter 5 PC mod footage. This time, Ogre of Tekken fame joins the fight.

Created by brutalAce, the towering villain replaces Necalli on the roster. The character model resembles his Street Fighter X Tekken counterpart, but looks fantastic in the world of Street Fighter 5.

We have included some screenshots below to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the footage.

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Tekken 7's latest story trailer gives us more Kazuya vs. Heihachi and some sweet Akuma action

Bandai Namco has released another traller for their upcoming title, Tekken 7. This time, we get another look at the game's story mode.

The trailer gives a bit more insight on some of the character's motivations, as well as more of Kazuya and Heihachi's epic battle. Additionally, Akuma makes several appearances throughout the video.

Below are some screenshots to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the full trailer.

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Injustice 2 review

NetherRealm Studios and Warner Bros. have returned with the second installment in their exhilarating fighting game series that brings DC Comics' strongest heroes and villains together for the ultimate battle. Injustice 2 is here, and it comes jam-packed with all of the eye lasers, batarangs, and Swamp Things you could ever want.

With 29 familiar faces ripped straight from the pages of their comic books, a multitude of modes, and the brand new gear system that allows players to earn and equip items that improve their favorite fighters, there's a quite a lot for fans to dive into right out of the box.

The first thing you'll notice about Injustice 2 is just how amazing it looks. Character models and back drops are highly detailed, and the numerous environmental effects really make the game a treat to watch in action.

Coupled with the powerful sound and musical score, Injustice 2's presentation is something to behold.

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Juggles that go on for days, incorporation of background interactables and an insane 46-hitter; Desk's new combo video makes Flash look incredibly fun

Execution set aside as its own marvel, Desk's vision is in and of itself, amazing. The fact that he can even come up with the idea for some of the sequences he performs deserves applause all on its own.

Today's specimen is Flash as he appears in the brand new Injustice 2, and Desk's juggles, loops, use of background intractables and 40+ hit combos have our jaws on the floor. Extra points for featuring an F-Zero theme.

He even gets knocked down mid combo in the example here, but picks it up like it's no big deal. Click Dark Helmet to see it:

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You'll a full three minutes of stylized combos in the video below.

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How to minimize your chances of being "robbed" by Balrog's V-Trigger in Street Fighter 5

There's little doubt that Balrog has become one of the best characters in Street Fighter 5 post Season 2 patch changes, and though the boxer is losing 25 health in the upcoming iteration, not much else will be changing about him.

Given his high damage output, his ability to carry his foes to the corner with surprising ease and his deadly mix ups, Rog has been deemed one of Street Fighter 5's "robbery characters." Just ask FOX|Tokido:

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Everyone is entitled to their fair share of SF5 Balrog salt, but the sooner you can get past the "this is unfair" and move on to the "how do I counter it?" the sooner you'll up your wins against the Shadaloo sub-boss.

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Injustice 2 roundup: All story mode cut scenes, high-damage Robin set up, Flash combos, and more

Today we have some great Injustice 2 content to share with you.

Included in this roundup you'll find a couple of combo videos featuring Batman and Flash that will help you begin learning how to play each character. Additionally there's a quick, but effective, Robin reset that leads to big damage if the opponent guesses wrong.

We have also included compilations showing all of the game's story mode cut scenes, as well as each character's arcade mode ending. If you're looking to avoid spoilers, you might not want to click on either.

Hit the jump to get started.

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Shin Akuma modded into Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, complete with new moves and awesome animations

When Capcom announced that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 would be coming to PC, we were excited for the fact that the game would be getting yet another gust of wind beneath it, and that the community would have yet another avenue through which to enjoy the iconic classic.

What we should have been excited for was mods potential.

Spuaidatab has created a mod for Akuma that allows the demonic fighter to enter his ascended "Shin Akuma" form. This enhances some of his special moves and gives him access to an all new Super:

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Check out the mod in action in the full video below.

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Why is Street Fighter 5 so stressful?

Anyone that's played even a single set in a fighting game knows how intense the genre can be. Gray hairs have been known to grow in mass when things boil down to that magic pixel and every movement is potentially the round's last, but why is it that Street Fighter 5 seems to be more stressful than average?

In the latest episode of The Nameless Fighting Game Show, BornFree and I address this topic directly, noting that there's a peculiar weight on one's shoulders in this game even while they're on offense.

We also ask and discuss how much patience players will realistically have with SF5, the potential of Wolkfrone winning Eleague and more. Check out the full talk in the video below.

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Gorilla Grodd has an infinite in Injustice 2

It's a legitimate combo, folks.

Originally discovered by PG|Coach Steve, MK_REO recorded footage of the combo in action. Though he mentions that the clip was captured before the game's official launch, the set up remained unchanged post-release.

Grodd's B+2 causes a restand on airborne opponents. Using this in conjunction with a cancel into his Jungle Leap and an air 3 allows for him to loop indefinitely.

After testing the combo myself, I can say that with some practice it will definitely be used in real matches -- we saw Coach Steve doing so at Next Level Battle Circuit last night. However, the timing is strict, and getting a higher number of loops is quite difficult.

You can check out the combo in action below.

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King of Fighters 14 coming to Steam June 15th, save 20% and gain access to the closed beta by pre-ordering now

King of Fighters fans will be excited to hear that the franchise's 14th iteration is coming to PC via Steam on June 15th.

SNK isn't simply porting the game over without some razzle dazzle however, as they're creating a special deluxe pack that will include some bonuses such as all of the game's DLC characters.

The KOF Steam edition game is regularly priced at $59.99 while the deluxe pack is at $74.99, but a pre-order discount will knock 20% off either price.

Click the image here to see the perks of the deluxe pack:

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You'll catch the full video announcement below.

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