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Sony's PlayStation E3 conference stream is set for 6 p.m. PDT; The Last of Us, Spider-Man and perhaps some new fighting game announcements

E3 2018 is now well underway, and the the second of the "big three" console makers will be taking the stage soon with Microsoft already showing wares yesterday and Nintendo showing their new titles (along with the new Super Smash Bros. for the Switch) tomorrow morning.

Sony's PlayStation E3 Media Briefing conference is set to start tonight (June 11th) at 6:00 p.m. PDT where the hardware maker/ publisher is set to show off the Last of Us Part 2, Marvel's Spider-Man and much more during their showcase.

There haven't been any concrete confirmations of fighting games appearing at the show, but given the PlayStation 4's role as the go-to console for the genre this generation, it's still a pretty safe bet that something will be shown.

We still haven't seen what NetherRealm Studios and Ed Boon have been teasing (most likely Mortal Kombat 11) plus there's still more Dragon Ball FighterZ and Soul Calibur 6 characters that need to be revealed.

As such, we'll be keeping a close eye on what Sony and their partners have to reveal tonight as well as the rest of the week of E3, so stay tuned to EventHubs for all of the latest fighting game news and details coming out of Los Angeles.

You can watch the stream right along with us with an embed after the jump, and discuss your predictions in the comments section.

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Has Go1 been dethroned? He started the year as the undisputed best Dragon Ball FighterZ player, we want to know what you think now

CO|Go1 has long been known as one of the best fighting game players and especially anime fighting game players in the world, so it felt almost like business as usual when he dominated the first four or five months of Dragon Ball FighterZ's tournament life.

Going into Combo Breaker 2018, Go1 had a tournament record in the game of 60 wins compared to only two losses, both of which came to is teammate CO|Dogura, and he won every tournament he entered.

Dogura came close to defeating Go1 at Stunfest, but it wasn't until Combo Breaker that the best would finally be bested and eliminated by FOX|SonicFox, who sent Go1 to loser's bracket in Winner's Finals and finished the job in Grand Finals in exciting fashion.

Questions then began to arise as to the Japanese anime God's crown as the best after the loss which has since grown after Summit of Power where Go1 lost to the eventual Summit champion NRG|HookGangGod and was then eliminated by SonicFox.

Obviously, even the greatest player can't win forever, but has his competition leveled up to his status? Or is it still too early to call? Go1 still did not drop a set in group play and both of his losses came down to 3-2 sets that didn't end in his favor.

Is Go1 still the best Dragon Ball FighterZ player in the world? Vote in our poll after the jump with your opinion, and let us know in the comments who the best player is right now if not Go1.

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Sony E3 2018 conference: What fighting game reveals might we see tonight?

It's that time of year again, folks. E3 2018 is officially underway.

Before the show floor doors open up to industry members and the public alike, gaming's biggest companies are running their conferences to showcase what content and titles are coming down the pike.

Yesterday, we saw Microsoft's presentation which brought with it another Bandai Namco fighting title, Jump Force. Sony is gearing up for their conference later tonight, which will undoubtedly bring with it a slew of exciting reveals and announcements.

There are a lot of fighting games currently on the market with more to come this year and next. From DLC to brand new characters or even games, there's potential for all kinds of great announcements tonight.

If you're a reader on this site, chances are you're awaiting any and all fighting game reveals from Sony's conference. But what might we be seeing if there are indeed fighting game reveals scheduled to take place?

Let's jump into what are some of the big reveals we could be seeing in just a matter of hours.

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Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo Switch should see at least eight characters revealed tomorrow at E3 2018

What is estimated to be 45 minutes long, Nintendo's E3 2018 presentation is nearly upon us. By this point, we are all well aware that one of Nintendo's main focuses will be on the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch that will be releasing in 2018.

Information about this mysterious game is currently very scarce. We don't even know if this is a port or a brand new iteration to the series yet. Still, we do know about at least three fighters: the Inklings from Splatoon, Mario, and Breath of the Wild Link.

Despite this, the initial tease trailer itself did not show us any gameplay. While many have been speculating if Link will have a brand new moveset, the possibility of Mario incorporating Cappy from Super Mario Odyssey into his moveset, and what the Inklings might be able to do, nothing is currently known about their playstyles.

Notably, we were treated to the sight of a number of silhouettes as the short trailer ended. Again, many members of the community have been speculating on who these hidden combatants might be.

Some of these shadowy figures really stand out with their very identifiable attributes. Donkey Kong and Bowser are very likely present here.

Here's one more look at the silhouettes before Nintendo's E3 conference tomorrow. You can also see who we think these figures are representing.

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Cody Travers reusing other character animations in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition?

Cody Travers's trailer was officially revealed on May 27, 2018. He will be released on June 26th but he'll be playable at E3 2018.

It was certainly nice to see that he is able to gain access to unique knife and steel pipe moves via his V-Triggers. Despite being the new mayor of Metro City, he seems to still have a few tricks from his old ways.

Apparently he's been caught stealing recently... Rather, he might have a number of reused attack animations from other characters in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

An image that was posted on Twitter by Yuiyuiyui1230 demonstrates this. He appears to have Ed's crouching medium kick, Ed's crouching heavy punch, Young Zeku's crouching medium punch, and Guile's standing heavy punch.

To be fair, there is a possibility that this is just a coincidence. There's only so many ways a character can be animated to punch or kick a certain way, especially if two moves are intended to fulfill similar purposes. For example, Ed's and Cody's crouching heavy punch are probably both supposed to be solid anti-air attacks.

While some differences can surely be pointed out, the possibility of animations being reused here seems to be fairly high. Have a look and let us know what you think in the comments section.

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'It's one of the first times that the Jump Universe and reality have merged' - Jump Force producer Koji Nakajima

Yesterday, we saw the reveal of Jump Force during Microsoft's E3 conference. This is a 3v3 brawler that can pit Dragon Ball's Goku, One Piece's Monkey D. Luffy, and Naruto Shippuden's Naruto up against the infamous Dragon Ball Z villain, Frieza. There was also a hint at Death Note towards the end of trailer.

Most fans may have recognized that the art style is very unique and doesn't really match up with any of the series present. That's because this crossover game isn't just the merging of the Jump universes, but also with the "real world" or reality.

At E3, IGN recently had a chance to sit down with Koji Nakajima, the Bandai Namco producer of Jump Force, for an interview. A few interesting details were revealed.

For one, Nakajima admitted that his favorite Jump character was in the game but was currently unannounced. Obviously the mysterious fighter was left unnamed.

He also mentioned that it would be "quite a stretch" to have the Prince of Tennis cast join the roster. This game focuses on the keyword "heroes" when it comes to roster selection.

When asked about Yu Yu Hakusho and Hero Academia, Koji Nakajima simply responded with "no comment." Notably, he stated that there would be characters present that haven't really been in video games before.

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Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is incredibly dumb and I hope it comes back in Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch

So let me preface this by saying that I am actually a Mr. Game and Watch main in Super Smash Bros. 4 (along with Wii Fit Trainer, Ryu, and Mega Man). With that said, it's clear to me that Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is one of the dumbest moves in the game -- and I truly hope that it comes back in the upcoming Super Smash Bros. title for the Nintendo Switch exactly as it is.

There's nothing more satisfying in the Super Smash Bros. series than setting up moments that make your opponents loudly exclaim "WHAT!?" in disbelief of something they've never seen before. This is exactly what Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is all about.

According to KuroganeHammer, Mr. Game and Watch's up smash boasts quite a bit of upper body invincibility. Considering his extremely small size, very few characters are actually able to poke his lower region without touching the diver's helmet which will cause the attack to clash and be rendered useless.

While its range is just somewhat lacking, it is capable of hitting on both sides of Mr. Game and Watch. Not only this, it recovers ridiculously fast since he is able to act after just 39 frames of animation.

If blocked, Mr. Game and Watch is left at -3 frames -- which becomes +4 if the opponent shield drops. This also tends to be a move that is very difficult to power shield.

Even though Mr. Game and Watch is often regarded as a mid tier character in many tier lists, there's no doubt that Mr. Game and Watch's up smash is one of the best smash attacks in the game. This is clearly one of Mr. Game and Watch's best attributes that really helps to make up for the fact that his the third lightest in the game (only heavier than Jigglypuff and Mewtwo).

A clip that was posted on Twitter by RetroPabloTV really showcases just how good this attack is. While Mr. Game and Watch is currently not yet confirmed to be a returning veteran for Super Smash Bros. for the Nintendo Switch title that is releasing in 2018, my hopes are high for not only the character, but also for the move that really helped define many great moments that came with playing him.


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Major upsets as Fenrich defeats SonicFox, then HookGangGod takes down Go1 AND SonicFox - Dragon Ball FighterZ Summit of Power finals highlights

As goofy as things can, and do, get at Summit of Power, the Dragon Ball FighterZ action got very serious and absolutely delivered as the strongest players in the world gave it their all against one another.

The top eight bracket consisted of CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, GGP|Kazunoko, Reynald, ApologyMan, Ponos|Moke, CO|Fenrich and NRG|HookGangGod.

We've nabbed a handful of our favorite moments from the finals of the event so you can relive the hype with us. We kick off with one of the Summit's biggest upsets.

It's rare to see a Vegeta solo comeback, but it's even more rare when said comeback has to be done on Go1.

Despite being up 2-0 against the Japanese powerhouse, HookGangGod lost almost all momentum as his opponent brought things back in a commanding fashion. Down to his final character, he pulls off the impossible.

Here are the final moments of their set as we award a third player with the title of "Go1 slayer."


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Summit of Power results ft. Go1, SonicFox, Dogura, ChrisG, HookGangGod

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

After a long wait, the Summit of Power will finally be taking place.

The event will feature extended group play for the players to decide what the final bracket will look like, as well as a 3v3 event where players will team up and battle it out.

Of course, it's not a Summit event without fun side-games, and you will be able to enjoy Mafia, Jenga and a Mystery Game Tournament we don't know yet what to expect from.

Through invitations, various qualifiers as well as a voting-based system, many players have done their best to get a spot, and it's been a long road, but we're down to the 16 chosen competitors.

The 16 players you will see living together and fighting together are CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, TSM|Leffen, UYU|Cloud805, PG|Nakkiel, Ponos|Moke, FOX|Dekillsage, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Fenrich, CLN|Yohosie, LordKnight, Reynald and ApologyMan.

Streaming is being done at Beyond the Summit.

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Nearly 13 minutes of Dead or Alive 6 E3 2018 gameplay footage

On June 8, 2018, Dead or Alive 6 was revealed. This was quite the pleasant surprise for fans considering the somber farewell message the Dead or Alive 5 team left the tournament scene back in December of last year.

Team Ninja is making a number of interesting decisions with Dead or Alive 6. For one, they are making a conscious effort to make the characters less sexualized.

Dead or Alive 6 is also the first game in the series to feature a super meter bar. The game director has noted that the new special move button is a "rescue button for beginners."

An interview with IGN also revealed a number of other new mechanics. There will be a side attack, break gauge, fatal stun, and more included.

IGN also recently released a YouTube video that showcases some gameplay for the upcoming fighter. There's nearly 13 minutes of footage shown while an interview is being conducted.

The returning characters so far are Kasumi, Hayabusa, Jann Lee, Zack, Hayate and Helena. There also appears to be a newcomer to the series. Dead or Alive 6 will be releasing in early 2019.

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The Fight 2018 results ft. MenaRD, Brolynho, Jiewa, Caba, DoomSnake

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, The Fight 2018 is taking place in Bogotá, Colombia.

This is a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, so with points on the line a lot of Latin America's fighters are showing up.

Besides Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, this event will also feature tournament play for King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. 4, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Pokkén Tournament DX, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Injustice 2.

Players attending are plentiful, and just a few names you'll be seeing this weekend are Rise|MenaRD, F3|Brolynho, iG|Jiewa, Rise|Caba, SB|DoomSnake, Flash, Furia|HKDash, Kusanagi, Umbrella|Dark, Fuego|ElTigre and AAG|BabyBrasil.

There are around 70 entrants for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so there will undoubtedly be a lot of matches on stream for your viewing pleasure during the event.

Streaming is being done at Colombian FGC.

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Luffy explains the brilliance in NuckleDu's Street Fighter 5 play and offers priceless advice to up and coming players in interview with GauntletTV

If you've ever sat down next to a player you perceive as better than you, and proceed to play incredibly bad simply because you "just know" they're always going to be one step ahead of you, you're not alone.

CYG|ChrisT recently faced this when he threw down with FOX|Tokido at Combo Breaker 2018, and wound up playing incredibly timidly as a result. With its unforgiving nature, Street Fighter 5 is a terrifying game at times, especially when the stakes are high.

Chris took his problem, as well as a handful of other pertinent questions, to EVO 2014 champion Olivier "RB|Luffy" Hay during a recent GauntletTV interview.

The top tier French player had a few words of wisdom when it comes to playing the tournament setting he is now so used to, and offered some insight as to how players on his level think when both from within and without the game.

One such example comes in Luffy's examination of one of his sets with NuckleDu, one of the strongest Street Fighter 5 players to touch a control pad.

Luffy highlights Du's decision making (simultaneously paired with the match footage so you can see exactly what he's talking about) over the course of an intense tournament set. Something that can easily go by unnoticed winds up being a crucial factor in the determination of the outcome.

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Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece converge for Bandai Namco's upcoming 'Jump Force' battle arena fighter

Big news from the Microsoft Xbox E3 conference today as we got our first look at Bandai Namco's upcoming battle arena fighter: Jump Force.

Jump Force imagines a mash up between three of anime's most recognizable titles as the heroes and villains from Dragon Ball, Naruto and One Piece come together to brawl in the same universe.

The teaser showcases Goku, Luffy and Naruto as they confront Frieza in the middle of a busy city area, showcasing some incredible visuals and graphical content.

Jump Force appears to be more of an arena fighting game (think J-Stars Victory Vs) than a traditional fighter, but still looks to garner attention of players from both realms.

Sound off with your reactions and predictions in the comments after you check things out.

Here are a collection of stills from the teaser to get you started. You can view the full video after the jump below.

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Microsoft's Xbox E3 conference live stream set for 1 p.m. PDT; Gears of War, Halo 6 and maybe some fighting games en route?

It's beginning to look a lot like E3 as the gaming world is getting into the spirit and the first big announcements are starting to roll in.

Microsoft is just about to kick off its Xbox E3 Media Briefing conference wherein we're expecting to see some of the major plans the gaming company titan has for the next year or so.

There's been no fighting game specific cues as of yet and it's wholly possible that we won't see any directly FGC-related content in today's conference, but the well is deep and the possibilities are endless.

As such we'll be watching with great intent to see if there are any new announcements for games and franchises that're already established as well as perhaps some new fighters that Microsoft could have on the horizon.

Watch right along with us via the embed, which you'll find below, and let us know if you have any predictions for what may be coming out on the fighting game front for Xbox this coming year.

As you may have noticed from the banner, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono (and Blanka) is in attendance along with Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada. Strap in and get ready, the fun starts at 1 p.m. Pacific time.

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Knee challenges Qudans's Devil Jin crown in Tekken 7, but Qudans fights back after the initial defeat - Fighting Games Challenge highlights

The Tekken 7 event at Fighting Games Challenge has now concluded. This was a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour in Lodz, Poland.

Competitors like ROX|Knee, UYU|Qudans, ROX|Chanel, Fursan|LowHigh, CGG|Tissuemon, Kkokkoma, DG|KaneAndTrench, UYU|Fergus, Circa|JoeyFury, SNG|Blackbeard, Crazy|SuperAkouma, mYi|KiraKira, DG|Asim, Fursan|Rangchu, Exeed|Ghirlanda, DG|ThePhantom, RooKang, and many more were in attendance.

The top eight portion of the bracket had some very high caliber players going up against one another. As a result of this, we have some highlights to showcase.

First, let's talk about the grand finals. Qudans from the winners side was pitted against Knee from the losers side.

Despite the fact that Qudans was the Tekken World Tour champion of last year, and is exclusively a Devil Jin main, Knee boldly faced off with him in the Devil Jin mirror match. Amazingly, he won the first set with a 3-0 victory.

Unfortunately for Knee, this gave Qudans enough time to adapt. Qudans ended up winning the tournament in the end.


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Fighting Games Challenge 2018 results ft. Knee, Qudans, Chanel, LowHigh, Tissuemon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighting Games Challenge 2018 is taking place again this year in Lodz, Poland.

This year, it's a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, so a lot of people are showing up to try and get a piece of that $5,000 prize pool and the TWT points available.

Although Tekken 7 is the main event, Mortal Kombat XL and Dragon Ball FighterZ will also be played.

Players set to participate include ROX|Knee, UYU|Qudans, ROX|Chanel, Fursan|LowHigh, CGG|Tissuemon, Kkokkoma, DG|KaneAndTrench, UYU|Fergus, Circa|JoeyFury, SNG|Blackbeard, Crazy|SuperAkouma, mYi|KiraKira, DG|Asim, Fursan|Rangchu, Exeed|Ghirlanda, DG|ThePhantom, RooKang and many more.

Of course, with almost 200 entrants for Tekken 7, upsets are extremely possible, so keep your eyes on the stream all weekend long to not miss any of the action.

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Cell sees the most use, Bardock is alone as DLC, and half the cast are seeing play at the Summit of Power's Dragon Ball FighterZ event

The Summit of Power is currently an ongoing Dragon Ball FighterZ event. There's no doubt that the players that are in attendance are among the best in the world.

Those competing for first place are FOX|SonicFox, CO|GO1, GGP|Kazunoko, ApologyMan, CLN|Yohosie, AS|Reynald, CO|Dogura, FOX|Dekillsage, Ponos|Moke, CO|Fenrich, TSM|Leffen, NRG|HookGangGod, LordKnight, EG|NYChrisG, PG|Nakkiel, and UYU|Cloud805.

It certainly stands to reason that the top performing players are also using the top performing characters in the current meta. While this shouldn't be taken entirely at face value, this gives us a great tool to analyze the current standings of the tiers.

Not surprisingly, Vegeta is no longer the combatant that appears the most often thanks to the nerfs of the most recent patch. That honor now goes to Perfect Cell who is being played by ten of the sixteen competitors.

Meanwhile, Kid Buu is the second most played character with eight people utilizing him. Bardock, the only DLC fighter that has any sort of presence at this event, is being used by five players along with Vegeta. It's worth noting that Super Saiyan God Super Saiyan Vegito and Fused Zamasu are not banned from the event despite their recent release, but nobody is comfortable with them yet.

After the jump, you can find a list that shows how often a character is being played at the Summit of Power. As requested in the comments, I've also listed out the fighters that have no representatives.

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