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Dr. Doom taking the place of M. Bison is the perfect PC mod you never knew you wanted in Street Fighter 5 by trading Foot Dives for head stomps

Marvel's Dr. Doom and Street Fighter's M. Bison have become two of the most iconic villains in their respective mediums and genres, and they also appear to have quite a bit in common since they both like to flaunt their extraordinary powers for nefarious purposes, stomp on their opponents from the air and aspire for world conquest — though only one of them has succeeded in that particular area.

Victor Von Doom was also transformed into a fighting game character by Capcom for their Marvel vs. Capcom series where he would become a staple and one of its more popular characters. Looking back now is showing that he and M. Bison even share many similarities in their animations and moves in the fighters which makes this new mod all the more fitting.

A DeviantArt user by the name of Khaledantar666 recently created a PC mod for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition which turns M. Bison into Dr. Doom which is probably one of the most fitting crossovers you'll ever witness in the modding space.

MiChOcO on YouTube posted a video of the mod in action during online matches showing off the psycho-powered Doom in action, and the way he floats in and crosses his arms is one of the best feeling things to witness — given the sadness of many as to his non-inclusion in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Trading Foot Dives for scissor kicks and head stomps plus seeing Bison's throws done in this highly-detailed PC mod give us a glimpse into a perfect world where Street Fighter could get some official Marvel crossover costumes — Gambit Falke anyone?

You can take a better look at this awesome mod in the gallery below and see it in motion in the full video after the jump.

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G's Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition video trading card notes he fights using 'all martial arts from around the world'

Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition recently added two new characters to its roster via DLC. Newcomer G and returning warrior Sagat round out the game's Season 3 and are available for purchase now.

Though we were hoping to learn more about the mysterious new face in Street Fighter 5, G's character specific story mode wasn't all the informative. Basically, we find out that he aims to extend his reach globally by way of social media, and Rashid attempts to help him do so.

We're still not sure who G really is — though his animations hold striking similarities to the King of Pop, Michael Jackson — or what his backstory is. As the days go by, we're slowly learning more, though.

Today, the official Street Fighter Twitter account shared G's official video trading card. Though the footage shown isn't anything different than what we've been seeing and personally experiencing over the past week, there are some new tidbits of information about the character included.

As the self-proclaimed "President of the Earth," G's fighting style is listed as "all martial arts from around the world." On top of that, we learn that he stands 6'7" tall and weighs 330lbs.

Additionally, the trading card lists G's skills as "speed reading" and "mental calculation." You can check it out below.


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Astaroth and Seong Mi-Na look fantastic in Soul Calibur 6, and their big double reveal made EventHubs' MajinTenshinhan and DreamKing giddy with glee

EVO 2018 was quite the happy day for many a fighting game fan, not only because of the amazing action we got to see in each of the main stage games and the plentiful side tournaments, but because of the huge announcements and trailers we got for a variety of titles.

G and Sagat released the very next day for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, The Walking Dead's Negan joining Tekken 7's roster alongside returning favorites fans have been clamoring for, the much-awaited balance patch and DLC release of Base Goku and Base Vegeta for Dragon Ball FighterZ alongside a surprise Cooler trailer and the announcement of a full pro tour for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and BlazBlue: Central Fiction — there was obviously a lot to be happy about, and we've made numerous stories on each subject.

This particular article, though, is going to focus on the Soul Calibur 6 reveals we got on the main stage before Tekken 7 on finals Sunday, and not just what we saw, but how it made us feel.

In case you somehow missed it, we got two new character reveals for the game at EVO 2018, namely Astaroth and Seong Mi-na.

Now, first of all, these were not exactly unexpected characters to make it in to the roster, given the popularity of both characters as well as when the game is taking place, but with limited slots available on the roster, you can never be safe until you see your favorites revealed officially.

Ever since the reveal of Soul Calibur 6, me and Steven "DreamKing" Chavez had been talking about these two characters — Seong Mi-na for me and Astaroth for him — and how much we were hoping to see them in the game and looking forward to what they might look like, and then we got a double whammy on the main stage of EVO 2018.

The immense joy of seeing these characters join the roster can only be explained in long form, and as such, we did this collaboration article to talk about Soul Calibur 6, and the joy of seeing some of our favorite combatants revealed for it.

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Yesterday was Guy's birthday and he's still profoundly sad about not being in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition thus far

Did you know that yesterday was Guy's birthday? Apparently Guy is profoundly saddened that Mayor Cody Travers and his former sensei have forgotten.

You might remember a special message from Guy — or rather, Guy's voice actor — that conveyed his disappointment towards Cody about the extremely subtle reference to him. He took the time to wonder why he currently isn't playable in Street Fighter 5.

It seems that Jason C. Miller has recorded more comedic lines as this version of Guy. This comes courtesy of New Generation Pictures.

Guy is once again breaking the fourth wall by questioning his absence from Street Fighter 5. He notes that Cody, Zeku, Ibuki, and Abigail forgot about his birthday.

Despite his profound sadness, he appears to remain hopeful that Capcom may have remembered. Guy ponders about the possibility of a belated birthday gift that announces him for Season 4 as there is a lack of ninjas in the game. Apparently, Guy doesn't count Vega as a ninja since "ninjas don't yodel."

Keep in mind that these are not official voiced lines and probably isn't hinting at anything. With that said, be sure to let us know if you'd like to see Guy in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition in the comments section.


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Furia Tica 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Furia Tica 2018 is taking place in San José, Costa Rica.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event with points on the line, so players will be showing up to try and get a step closer to qualifying for Capcom Cup 2018.

Besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, which is the main event, there will also be tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Super Smash Bros. 4.

Players attending include SB|DoomSnake, ON|Gabo, TSD|Seguero, AK|Alexis, Vertex|Aeon and many, many more.

Over 60 players are participating in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so there's bound to be a lot of matches to enjoy.

Streaming is being done at True Challengers.

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How good is Nappa in Dragon Ball FighterZ after his buffs? RogueYoshi demonstrates by dominating the online competition

Nappa hasn't exactly had a strong tournament presence for Dragon Ball FighterZ. That's because the character hasn't been regarded as a very strong contender thus far.

Luckily, Nappa was the beneficiary of a number of buffs in the latest patch for the game. It probably also helps that some of the game's stronger fighters were nerfed a bit too.

According to the patch notes, Nappa's standing light and crouching medium are now low attacks. This could potentially improve Nappa's mix up potential.

Nappa's "Too Bad" attack enters into an invincibility state and recovers faster. So how strong is Nappa after the patch?

To answer this question, YogaFlame24 has uploaded a compilation that highlights EMP|RogueYoshi. This player's team consists of Nappa, Gotenks, and Kid Buu.

We get to see plenty of action with Nappa since this is apparently his starting point character. In the right hands, Nappa can unleash seemingly relentless pressure.


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Super Smash Con 2018 featured Peach vs. Marth in the grand finals for both Super Smash Bros. 4 and Melee — here are the highlights of the event

Super Smash Con 2018 took place over the weekend. This was a very hype Super Smash Bros. event for competitors and spectators alike.

The players in attendance for Super Smash Bros. 4 included FOX|MKLeo, Samsora, Tweek, PG|Cosmos, NRG|Nairo, and more. Meanwhile, Alliance|Armada, FOX|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, CLG|PewPewU, TNC|ARMY, VBGC|aMSa, VGBC|Rishi, DIG|Lucky, and others competed for first place at the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament.

There were over 1,300 attendees for Super Smash Bros. 4 and over 1,000 for Super Smash Bros. Melee. We've got highlights to show for some of the cooler moments that happened in the top eight portion of the brackets.

First, let's talk Melee. In this particular game, aMSa is often recognized as the best Yoshi player in the world.

He even tends to give one of the game's "gods" — Mew2King — a lot of difficulties. His Yoshi is very tricky to deal with thanks to his clever usage of double jump cancels — a technique that is exclusive to Ness and Yoshi.

Once aMSa gets a combo string going, it's very difficult to stop him.


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Desk shows off some swag for Base Vegeta, a 100% combo for Base Goku and more in these Dragon Ball FighterZ videos

With the addition of Dragon Ball FighterZ two newest characters, Base Goku and Base Vegeta, combo master desk has quickly developed stylish videos to highlight what these two can do.

Base Vegeta seems to have swag built right into his design, so you can imagine what it looks like when desk gets his hands on the character.

As mentioned in the headline he also has found an epic 100% combo with Base Goku that fittingly ends with his gigantic and iconic Spirit Bomb attack.

Not only do we get to see some stellar highlights of these newcomers, the editing in these is all very much on point and adds to the overall experience in no small way.

Transitions, flash, damage output and more all sum up to a pair of very entertaining videos, as has been the standard for desk's productions for quite some time now.

Here's a slick 45-hitter from Vegeta on poor Android 16 to get your pallet whet. You'll find the full video waiting after the jump below.


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Daigo reveals who he thinks will be in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5

We're still trying to figure out the ins and outs of characters like Cody, see if we can't further the potential of Blanka and Sakura, and are riding the hype wave that came with the surprise release of G and Sagat, but already predictions for Street Fighter 5's unannounced fourth season are beginning to emerge.

Perhaps the most celebrated fighting gamer of all time, CYG|Daigo Umehara, sat down briefly with Twin Galaxies to offer his insightful predictions on the matter, and it's more than just a list of characters he's hoping to see.

The back to back EVO 2009 and 2010 champion brought up one fighter in particular — one of the handful he used back during tournaments in the Street Fighter 4 days — that he thinks there's already a case for based on SF5's current story and reveals thus far.

We jump back to the Season 3 DLC character reveal video from back in December of last year to see the root of Daigo's argument as Ryu and Akuma prepare for and engage in battle inside of a massive waterfall.

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Super Smash Con 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Just because EVO 2018 happened just last weekend, that doesn't mean the action is taking a break... Well, at least not for Super Smash Bros. tournaments.

This weekend, Super Smash Con 2018 is taking place in Chantilly, Virginia, and it's going to be a very big one.

There are over 1300 attendees for Super Smash Bros. 4 and over 1000 for Super Smash Bros. Melee, and practically every heavy hitter for these games is going to be present to compete.

Besides these two main games, the tournament will also feature Super Smash Bros. 64 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and Doubles events for each title.

Players attending include Alliance|Armada, Liquid|Hungrybox, FOX|MKLeo, C9|Mango, FOX|Mew2King, Tweek, NRG|Nairo, GRV|Dabuz, Liquid|Salem, Wizzrobe, CLG|SFAT, EMG|Mistake, Liquid|ChuDat, OG|Swedish Delight, PG|Zain, CLG|VoiD, DIG|Lucky, PG|Cosmos, CaptainZack, MSF|LaLuna, CLG|PewPewU, VGBC|aMSa, Samsora, Fatality and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at VG Boot Camp, SSB64 and Smash Studios.

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Street Fighter's Sagat is actually based on a real Muay Thai champion who is still alive today

The Street Fighter welcome home party for Sagat is still raging right along as the Muay Thai fighting game icon nears his one week anniversary in Street Fighter 5, and we thought it'd be appropriate to shed some light on the initial inspiration for original boss character.

Though Capcom has never officially confirmed it, it's widely accepted that The King was based on a real-life Muay Thai fighter named Sagat Petchyindee, a three time champion of both Lumpinee and Rajadamnern, (two of the most prestigious Muay Thai fighting stadiums in Thailand) as well as a World Champ of both Muay Thai and Kickboxing.

The in-game version of Sagat towers at seven and a half feet with a weight of 215 pounds, but Petchyindee was actually a featherweight fighter clocking in at just over 5'8" and 153 pounds.

In the video below you can see Petchyindee in action during some of the highlights of his in-ring career. The similarities to his video game counterpart are immediately recognizable as he utilizes Muay Thai tactics favoring the use of elbows, feints, knees and walloping round house kicks.

We have footage from MMA analyst Lawrence Kenshin from back during some of the Muay Thai champ's brightest in-ring moments from back in the 70's and 80's.

Having long since retired from his competition days, Petchyindee now trains up and coming fighters in his gym. We found some other footage of his training Sylvie von Duuglas-Ittu. You can view both after the jump.

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Pokchop's hilarious mid-game smack talk with King Jae at EVO 2018 might be more entertaining than any eSports production

With regular pop offs and very hype displays of emotion Pokchop is known as one of the United States' most intense and fun to watch Tekken 7 players.

The Atlanta-based Josie main was in attendance at EVO this past weekend and ran into another competitor with whom he now has some juicy history with: the United Kingdom's own insult-slinging King Jae.

These two met last year at EVO 2017 for a US vs. UK exhibition wherein they played a first to three set, the video of which garnered nearly 50,000 views on YouTube. While the action was certainly exciting to watch, the main draw for this was certainly Pok's constant barrage and Jae's occasional retorts of smack talk while they played.

The two decided to further their narrative this year with a first to five bout rematch, the footage of which Jae just recently posted for the rest of the world to see. As if Pok's verbal taunts weren't intense enough last year, he turned them all the way up to "11" this time around.

Who winds up winning? Read on to see the footage of both sets below, complete with hilarious trash talk that'll get you to break out and laugh at least once or twice.

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Why are Korean players calling Fujimura 'The Machine?' Find out in this in-depth EVO interview with BornFree

Now a top eight finalist for the second time at EVO, FD|Fujimura is regarded as one of the absolute best in the Street Fighter 5 business today.

The Japanese master of conversions sat down with Mr. BornFree after his run at the Las Vegas national this year to talk about his exciting SF5 career.

One of the first things Born asked was in regards to how Fujimura is able to so consistently turn seemingly any hit he scores into a full and flashy combo.

The number one player on the Capcom Pro Tour leaderboards explained he doesn't feel he's quite as faultless in his play as people claim he is, but we get the feeling he's leaning a bit too much on the side of modesty with that answer.

Fuji also details how he trains to get better, which includes tons of time playing but also particular attention to replays to highlight the moments wherein he makes mistakes followed by critical thinking about how to not repeat them.

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'Negan is a historic villain, but he is too weak as a fighter' - Harada in 2017 when asked about including The Walking Dead character in Tekken 7

Fans were both equally hyped and perplexed at Bandai Namco's announcment during EVO weekend wherein they revealed that The Walking Dead's Negan would be coming to Tekken 7 as DLC in Season 2.

This certainly isn't the strangest thing to ever have happen and the character is most certainly a violent fan favorite, making him a pretty easy transfer into fighting games. We'll withhold much judgement until we see him in game, whenever that will be, but for the time being we can look at the interesting Twitter history on this matter.

Tekken's head development honcho, Katsuhiro Harada, actually did engage with some fans on Twitter last year about the prospect of bringing Negan into the game. His sentiments at the time led to more of a disconfirmation than anything, but obviously that's not how things ultimately played out.

On April 16th, 2017 Harada tweeted out for the world to respond a simple, "Ok tell me your guest character idea." Amidst the massive amount of responses one Miran Bikhan proposed an equally simple response, "Negan from The Walking Dead."

These five words netted 1.2 thousand retweets, over two thousand favorites and a direct response from Hirada himself.

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This might be the most creative combo in Dragon Ball FighterZ that we've seen and it utilizes Base Form Goku's charged Spirit Bomb mid-combo

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a game that really encourages you to have strong combos. You'll want strong team synergy to really make this work.

A combo was pulled off by Cloud_805 is certainly worthy of some attention. He utilized a very unique team combination — Beerus, Captain Ginyu, and Base Form Goku.

While Beerus was regarded as the absolute worst character in Dragon Ball FighterZ before the most recent patch, it does look cool when you utilize his Destruction Spheres mid combo. Sparking Blast can help here.

Things get really interesting once the combo shifts to Base Form Goku. Getting a charged Spirit Bomb special attack might seem impractical at first, but it's apparently possible to combo into it.

In order to set this up, Goku needs a little bit of time to charge the special. To do this, he caused the opponent to bounce off the wall and into Beerus's super.

From here, Goku can combo into his level 3. Beware of NSFW language on the account of excitement on Cloud_805's part.


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Moscow Fighting Arena x RusReversal results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a big event going on this weekend ... In fact, two big events combined into one, even.

In Moscow, Russia you'll be able to enjoy the coming together of Moscow Fighting Arena and RusReversal as one big event, featuring many different fighting games.

This is a Tekken World Tour event, so there's going to be a lot of heavy competition for that game, with almost 100 people signed up for it.

The other games aren't slouches either, with around 50 each for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, and with almost 30 entrants for Injustice 2. There will also be side tournaments held in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mortal Kombat XL, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Melty Blood Actress Again Current Code.

There are a lot of players attending, including Loveneet, GreenLeo, CaptainCM, Forest and of course many, many more.

The main games will be streamed at FightingRu.

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Phenom cashes in on opponent's gray life while Luffy and Brian score perfect rounds on one another — Fight Club NRW Street Fighter 5 highlights

Fight Club NRW is an interesting event that had taken place over the weekend in Germany. For the Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition tournament located there, this was a ranking event.

As a result of this, there were over 100 entrants competing. Participating players included RB|Luffy, NVD|Phenom, FNATIC|Akainu, FNATIC|Shakz, exceL|Hurricane, Ryan Hart, Method|Packz, NVD|Momi, exceL|Infexious, Method|Broski and Unilad|AngryMojoSan.

There were a number of hype moments that are worth talking about. We've got your dosage of highlights ready to go!

One player was actually using Blanka in the top eight portion of the bracket. While he came in 5th overall, exceL|Brian had a pretty impressive showing.

Brian ended up had a pretty epic set against Luffy's R. Mika. They were both constantly adapting to one another's tactics.

Inevitably, both players ended up scoring perfect rounds against the other at different points of time during the set.


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