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Tokido, Alucard and Commander Jesse score awesome double perfects in this compilation against players like Smug and Mago

The double perfect... one of the most definitive ways to win in any fighting game.

The BEAST has put together a double perfect compilation that showcases some of the strongest players around... like PIE|Smug and Mago.

On the winning side we see the likes of FOX|Tokido, BST|Daigo, F3|Alucard, Commander Jesse and a few others. Watch as Gllty scores her second perfect in a row against Hotrod's Nash. (Spoilers: She nabs one more perfect in the following round.)


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'I believe we, too, can possibly make it [to eSports]' - Dissidia Final Fantasy director aiming for a competitive scene with upcoming console release

Dissidia: Final Fantasy is a 3-on-3 arcade game where beloved Final Fantasy characters duke it out, and is a larger-scale followup to the popular PSP games under the same title from 2008 and 2011, respectively.

While the current Dissidia has only been playable in arcades so far, the game's developer Team Ninja has, in conjunction with series owners Square-Enix, continuously added new characters and stages to the game.

Even with its constant content flow and popularity in arcades, there hasn't yet been any proper word on a console release for the title. The game's producer Ichiro Hazama commented on what's going on with the console version and why we haven't gotten a proper look at it yet.

Ichiro Hazama: If there was a recent opportunity to make the announcement, I thought the occasion was at the "Final Fantasy 30th Anniversary Opening Ceremony." However, it didn't make its appearance. Long story short, we've yet to prepare something with enough value to meet your expectations.

I believe many are expecting a story mode for the home console version, and we’re definitely preparing that; however, our focus on the main game is still about battles and that won't change. While continuing work on a proper competitive fighting tool and to improve on other elements, we'll need a little more time.

Continue below to hear what the game's director Takeo Kujiraoka had to say about the its potential competitive aspect.

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Is eSports going to save Street Fighter 5? Vesper looks back over year of speed bumps, speculates on future of SF5

Street Fighter 5 just celebrated its first birthday and Vepser Arcade is taking a look at the status of the game now that it's had time to gestate with the community.

Only hitting 1.4 of their 2 million dollar release goal, Capcom has been trying to make up lost ground with updates, additions and fixes. Vesper still feels "we're losing depth" and that SF5's potential avenues for success are closing one by one.

Here we are at the once year anniversary, and the question Vesper poses: What now? How should Capcom go about making the most of Season 2 to boost the game's status to new heights? Check out his buzzing video and then offer your thoughts in the comments section.

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Could Sako have the best Akuma right now? This player spotlight shows some incredibly impressive play by the Japanese god

The go to name for Akuma in Street Fighter 5 right now is probably FOX|Tokido, but fellow Japanese god HORI|Sako is hot on his heels and may even be in contention for top dog status.

Both competitors are at Topanga League right now, currently ranked in the middle of their respective pools. A technical monster, Sako's traditional strengths fit nicely with Akuma's novel of a moves list. His performances have been increasingly impressive, and we've collected a few of them for a bit of a player spotlight for you today.

Check out this amazing parry sequence Sako pulled off during a recent streaming session:


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Have you seen the Street Fighter Easter Egg in Resident Evil 7? There's a very subtle reference hidden away in the Baker estate

Now that we've played through Resident Evil 7 enough to stop worrying about jump scares around every corner, (highly recommended if you haven't gotten your hands on it, by the way) we've begun exploring the details of the Baker estate, and discovered a little Street Fighter Easter Egg in the process.

There are a few different points in the game where you'll come across bookcases featuring various novels, the titles of which are often nods to Resident Evil stories passed, and one of these in particular caught our eye:

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As you can see in the photo, "Fighting Street" is one of these book titles. This isn't just a play on the title of fellow Capcom franchise Street Fighter, it's a direct reference to a time long ago in Street Fighter's history.

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ZabZarock draws eight beautiful Bison dolls, Darkstalker figures, Mai and Taki in this top tier art gallery

We're happy to once again feature ZabZarock's fighting game illustrations here on EventHubs.

Zab's gallery today offers a heavy emphasis on Darkstalkers as Lilith, Morrigan, Felicia and Q-Bee strike a few poses. He's also drawn eight of the twelve Bison dolls, from the Street Fighter universe, in gorgeous detail.

We also see a few cameo appearances by Mai from King of Fighters and Taki from the Soul Calibur series.

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Zowie Brussels Challenge results ft. Luffy, CCL, Ryan Hart, Problem X

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

A one-day Street Fighter 5 event with multiple top players from the European region is taking place today in Brussels, namely the Zowie Brussels Challenge.

Players attending include RB|Luffy, Gwak.fr|CCL, Ryan Hart, PxP|Problem X, AWS|Akainu, Gen1us, Saunic and many more.

This is a one-day event, so once the action starts, it keeps going until the very end. Streaming is being handled by Gameline.

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'I feel like if you don’t believe your character is good enough to win a major [then] you shouldn’t play your character' - ESAM on character selection

For my weekly interview with Smash Bros. players series, I decided to ask Eric 'PG|ESAM' Lew about some of his opinions on Pikachu in Smash 4.

ESAM is widely considered to be the best Pikachu player in the world for Super Smash Bros. 4. ESAM is known for believing Pikachu's potential to be greater than what is usually most commonly accepted among the Smash community.

In this interview, ESAM talks about why he believes Pikachu to be as good as he is, as well as a few other topics such as why he quit playing Super Smash Bros. Melee.

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How did Street Fighter 3's big bad boss come to be? Get some more insight into Gill's creation with these concept art sketches from the SF3 days

One of the biggest things about the Street Fighter 3 series was that they almost completely dropped the roster of the smash hit preceding it, Street Fighter 2.

Of course, with a new roster, there must also be a new boss - which was Gill, the leader of the Illuminati.

Gill seems to be making his return to the Street Fighter series with the way Street Fighter 5's Cinematic Story Mode ended, in some capacity at least. Because of this, Capcom were kind enough to grace us with a bunch of concept art from Gill's creation back in the '90s. Continue below to check it out.

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'Playing on American servers from the UK, almost every connection I’ve had has been superb' - Ketchup and Mustard on Injustice 2's netcode

The Injustice 2 beta has been available to many players for quite some time now. Unfortunately, not everybody has had the opportunity to try the beta for themselves and Netherrealm themselves have confirmed that the beta will be ending soon.

I decided to reach out to PND|Ketchup and PND|Mustard and ask about their opinions of the Injustice 2 beta and their future hopes. Both players are known for being professional players and commentators for NRS games.

I've seen a lot of concerns from the community that Injustice 2 is not different enough from its predecessor. While my own experience from the beta has been telling me otherwise, I wanted to ask players like Ketchup and Mustard on their opinions on the matter.

This is a joint interview. I'm talking to Ketchup and Mustard at the same time during this interview.

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King of Fighters 14 getting new characters, new stages and new costumes - silhouettes shown for new characters, more details to come in March

After the King of Fighters 14 World Championship ended early this morning, SNK had a few surprises for viewers.

First off, they showed a bunch of cool costumes, which you can see right here.

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After showing these costumes, they also confirmed that new stages will be added free for all users, and that DLC characters are coming up.

Continue below for the stages and DLC character silhouettes, as well as the full video showcasing them all.

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King of Fighters 14 World Championship 2017 results ft. Xiao Hai, MadKOF, Dakou, ET

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for the main event as far as King of Fighters 14 goes - the World Championship, featuring 15 players battling it out for the full glory of being the game's 2017 champion, at least until EVO rolls around.

Although it was supposed to have 16 players present, AS|Reynald unfortunately could not make it due to flight issues, but the people attending are DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, MadKOF, PandaTV|Dakou, DBJ|ET, Frionel, Sanwa|M', Alioune, KTB|Ball HK, Cypher, PandaTV|Lancer, GXBridget, PandaTV|Naiwang, Picnic, Toshi and KaneBlueRiver.

Streaming is being done in a variety of different languages, all of which you can find in our schedule image from AceKingOffSuit, though we will be featuring the English-language stream, Team Spooky.

Check out the full action below.

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Street Fighter 5 is much better now than it was a year ago, but it still has some large hurdles to jump

On February 16th, 2016, fans were officially introduced to the next generation of Capcom's ever popular fighting franchise, combining classic combatants and fresh faces to generate a fierce roster, new game mechanics that amplify each character's unique personality, and the hardest hits we've seen since the early 90s. Just yesterday, Street Fighter 5 celebrated its one-year anniversary.

After several online beta tests in the months leading up to the game's release, the excitement for another Street Fighter title was on the rise. Unfortunately, a rocky launch put a damper on fan enjoyment, leaving a bad taste in the community's mouth that Capcom is still working on washing away completely.

Despite an emphasis on roping in the casual market, Street Fighter 5 hit store shelves devoid of content. Hardcore fans could enjoy playing ranked mode to earn top spots on the leaderboards, but with an overly difficult Survival mode and no Arcade or Story modes to be found, there wasn't much for casual fans to sink their teeth into.

On top of that, Street Fighter 5's shop feature was under construction for several months after launch, players were bogged down by the game's infamous eight frames of input lag, and shaky servers housed rampant rage quitters -- offenders being served minimal consequences.

But things have gotten better.

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SonicFox and Slayer showcase high level play for Black Canary and Superman in this very close FT10 Injustice 2 beta set

FOX|SonicFox and YOMI|Slayer recently had a first to 10 set within the Injustice 2 beta. This showcased high level play with both Black Canary and Superman for the beta while commentated by PND|Ketchup and PND|Mustard.

Despite Black Canary being the newest character released for the beta, SonicFox has been showcasing the character's capabilities really well throughout the beta. Off of just a D1 (crouching light) conversion, Black Canary is able to perform some pretty devastating combos.


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While Slayer's playstyle was wisely mostly consisting of zoning SonicFox out with Superman's lasers, he also showcased a pretty nifty conversion.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2's 'Way of the Hado' (first-person mode) includes experience point system, multiple difficulties, and a fight with M. Bison

New details and screenshots for Ultra Street Fighter 2's 'Way of the Hado' mode have surfaced over on Capcom-Unity.

The way in which the mode works is very different from typical fighting games because of the first-person perspective and the emphasis on the Switch's motion controls of the two Joy-Con controllers. You'll only be able to perform Ryu's three special moves as a form of fighting: Hadouken, Shoryuken, and the Tatsumaki.

Not only will you be fighting minions, but you'll also face M. Bison himself once you're strong enough to do so.

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