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One Frame Link on collusion: We're providing financial incentives to see great matches, but if it doesn't work we'll support FGC in other ways

One Frame Link on collusion: We're providing financial incentives to see great matches, but if it doesn't work we'll support FGC in other ways EventHubs correspondent, Jason24cf, recently had the chance to catch up with One Frame Link to get their thoughts on collusion, The Fall Classic and quite a bit more.

One Frame Link recently put up $8,000 in bonus cash to support The Fall Classic, which is running this weekend, but their owner, Nicholas Paldino, said that, "we're trying to provide incentive to see great, hype matches, but if we find that it doesn't and results in situations that are the antithesis of hype, then we'll find other ways to use that money to support the FGC than bonus prizes."

To see the entire interview, hit the jump.

This weekend, Raleigh, North Carolina is playing host to The Fall Classic (TFC). This tournament is a combined effort of John & Joe of East Coast Throwdown, Big E of Big E Gaming and Larry Dixon of Final Round. These four tournament organizers came together to bring the East Coast another big event in their continuing efforts to the development and growth of the FGC.

To ensure the tournament's success, One Frame Link has donated $8,000 in prize money to be distributed amongst 3 games. Those games are SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3 & the 3rd and final game, Injustice: Gods Among Us, received the most votes through One Frames Link's Twitter fan poll. In this interview I speak with the owner of One Frame Link to find out why he is so generous in supporting TFC, sponsoring prior tournaments like ECT as well his feelings towards the rumors of collusion taking place amongst the games top players.

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Amazing 3D character renders by Victor Hugo depict Valentine and Eliza from Skullgirls

Victor Hugo has posted some terrific 3D renders for Skullgirls cast members Valentine and Eliza. Hugo has made incredible work available over the years, and these pieces are no exception.

Valentine should be well known to fans of the series by now, but in case you don't remember, Eliza, an Egyptian-themed diva villainess, is one of the DLC fighters who will be added to Skullgirls in the future.

Note the very high level of detail put into these pieces via the zoomed in shots.


Click images for larger versions

You can find more of Victor Hugo's amazing artwork on his website, and also hit the jump to relive his epic Street Fighter III - Fuurinkazan trailer, featuring Hugo, Poison and Ryu that we posted several months back.

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Results for the most underrated characters in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

Results for the most underrated characters in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 A few days ago we asked our readers who they thought the most underrated characters were in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, and the results are in.

Users were allowed to choose three fighters who weren't at the top of EG|Justin Wong's tier rankings for SSF4 AE v2012, so there were 30 people in all you could vote for.

This poll picked up over 3,000 votes, hit the jump to see who people thought the most underrated characters were.

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Team big bodies, swag combos, and battle of the unorthodox - MarlinPie vs. KaneBlueRiver and Zak Bennett vs. Moons in UMvC3

BrokenTier continues to upload amazing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 sets featuring much of the top tier talent on the tournament terrain today. In this batch of matches, KaneBlueRiver's big bodied team goes up against the swag combo master himself, BT|MarlinPie.

The two Marvel warriors battle it out in a first to 8 set that was shot back during EVO 2013. Check it out below, and feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.
After the jump, you'll find a set between Firebrand specialist, Zak Bennett and M.O.D.O.K. master, TA|Moons.

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Ivy and B. Orchid figure out which female fighter is the breast in ScrewAttack's latest Death Battle

Ivy and B. Orchid figure out which female fighter is the breast in ScrewAttack's latest Death Battle The folks over at ScrewAttack have put together their latest Death Battle, this time featuring two prominent females in fighting games. Using their...assets against one another, Soul Calibur's Ivy takes on Killer Instinct's B. Orchid in this fatal bout.

In the classic Death Battle style, a ton of research was done to back up each fighter's moves, skill set, and attributes.

There are some subjects and language NSFW here, so be cautious watching this in the work place.

Which fighting game female fighter do you think will come out alive? Hit the jump to check out the video for yourself.

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Topanga League B season 2 announced - Tokido, Mago, Eita, KoujiKOG, Naruo, Inco and more competing

Topanga League B season 2 announced - Tokido, Mago, Eita, KoujiKOG, Naruo, Inco and more competing Updated: It was just announced on the Topanga TV stream that season 2 of the Topanga B League is set to take place on September 27. The Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 tournament will consist of 16 players, and so far, 13 players have been revealed. Interestingly enough, each of the players listed is using a unique character.

The last 3 players who will join the Topanga B League will be decided by online qualifiers expected to take place on September 23rd, and streamed by NicoNico. The Nico feed will more than likely be a free stream.

The first, second and third place winners will secure their place in the Topanga League A. Fourth and fifth place of this league will battle against EG|Momochi and YHC Mochi offline, for two spots in the Topanga League A.

Check out the the list of players below, courtesy of Beast Note. Hit the jump to see the rest.

• MCZ|Tokido (Akuma) - was relegated from losing the play-off after League A season 1

• MCZ|Mago (Fei Long) - was relegated from League A season 2, 1st stage

• Kyabetsu (C. Viper) - was relegated from League A season 2, 2nd stage

• Eita (Ryu) - was relegated from League A season 2, 1st stage

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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback Summer Edition 1.12 live stream ft. MarlinPie, Clockw0rk, NerdJosh, Infrit, Paradigm and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback Summer Edition 1.12 live stream ft. MarlinPie, Clockw0rk, NerdJosh, Infrit, Paradigm and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

It's Thursday night, and The Runback Summer Edition is taking place from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. Notable players in attendance tonight are BT|MarlinPie, BT|Clockw0rk, TS|NerdJosh, 1ATK|Infrit and Paradigm, along with many others.

The games being played at tonight's tournaments are Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Guilty Gear. Brackets are up on Level|Up's Challonge website.

Last week's results are available here. Hit the jump to view the results and archive.

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Sako's Ibuki takes on Brazil's best Abel, Keoma, in a first to 3 bout - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012

Sako's Ibuki takes on Brazil's best Abel, Keoma, in a first to 3 bout - Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 During the Treta Aftermath event last weekend, HORI|Sakonoko sat down to battle the Brazilian Abel player, Keoma, in a first to 3 Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 set.

According to the commentators at the event, Koema is revered as Brazil's best SSF4 AE v2012 player, right now. In order to combat this, Sako picks his trademark Ibuki throughout the entire set.

This is an exciting set of matches, as both players try to get in one another's face and stay there. Wicked mix ups, crazy rushdown, and even some Perfects; this match up features a wide array of awesome moments.

Check it out after the jump.

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First full look at Sadira and possible hint at 6th Killer Instinct character expected at Tokyo Game Show

After a small drought of Killer Instinct news, it seems fans will finally have something new to discuss once Tokyo Game Show rolls around, on September 19 - 22. Microsoft Creative Director, Adam Isgreen, took to Twitter yesterday to state that we can expect some Killer Instinct announcements coming our way.

According to the tweet, we may be seeing a bit of gameplay footage on the previously teased new combatant, Sadira, and possibly some information on who the 6th character will be. Many Killer Instinct questions are currently unanswered, but based on what the Microsoft representative had to say in his message, "there will be answers" very soon.

What type of playstyle do you think this mysterious spider-woman, Sadira, may have? Also, who do you think the 6th character to join the fray may be?

Let us know in the comments below.

Tip by dezeray112.

Ono 'might do Rival Schools 3', has Playstation 4 projects lined up that he wants to 'live up to everyone's hopes'

Ono 'might do Rival Schools 3', has Playstation 4 projects lined up that he wants to 'live up to everyone's hopes' Yoshinoro Ono, best known for being the man behind the Street Fighter 4 series as well as Street Fighter X Tekken, has been working for a while now on Capcom's upcoming game Deep Down.

Deep Down actually has nothing at all to do with fighting games, but is an upcoming online role-playing game for the Playstation 4, set to make its playable debut at this year's Tokyo Game Show.

In an interview with Famitsu regarding the game, Ono was asked a question about what kind of game he'd like to release for the Playstation 4 after his work on Deep Down as completed. If you hit the jump, you'll find a personal translation from EventHubs staff writer MajinTenshinhan (Hey, that's me!) of Ono's reply.

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 Rolento artwork detailed in step-by-step process by the official Saikyo blog, images inside

Roughly a month ago, we made a post with images from the Street Fighter 4 Saikyo Blog which detailed Elena's artwork for the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4, and today we have a similar post prepared for you, courtesy of Street Fighter 4 series producer Tomoaki Ayano.

Below, you'll find the initial concept pictures for Rolento when they were still trying to decide what pose to use for him. Unfortunately, there are no larger versions of these images, so you'll have to make do with these small pictures, where you can at least see what pose they were going for.

Hit the jump to check out pictures showing their background choices, and what eventually led into the final Rolento artwork we have now.

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King of Fighters 13 Steam Edition out today, features 'vastly improved netcode'

The King of Fighters 13 Steam Edition will be officially released today, in about two hours. Scope out the launch trailer below, which notes that the game features a vastly improved netcode over the console versions, and a variety of other features.
Hit the jump to view the full press release, and find out where you can pick up the game.

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Daigo: Akuma is a weak character - planning something new for Infiltration exhibition match, not sure if he'll win

Daigo: Akuma is a weak character - planning something new for Infiltration exhibition match, not sure if he'll win Updated: We've updated this story with more thoughts from Mad Catz's Zhi, who provided his own synopsis of what happened during the Topanga session. Hit the jump to check that out.

MCZ|Daigo Umehara and Infiltration have a first to ten exhibition match coming up at the Tokyo Game Show, and The Beast has something up his sleeve for the past year's EVO Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 champion.

While Daigo didn't say what his new technology or approach was specifically, he mentioned that he feels Akuma is a weak character — which shocked the people he was talking with on the Topanga crew, namely Mago and Tokido.

It's unknown what changed in Daigo's mind to say that Akuma is a weak character, he could have been making a joke, or simply talking a little pre-game smack to get into Infiltration's head, as Umehara had previously listed Ryu, Cammy and Akuma as the best characters in SSF4 AE v2012, clear back in December 2011.

Daigo also noted that there's still unexplored territory in the Akuma match up.

Umehara couldn't say with confidence that he'd win his set against Infiltration, but his thoughts on Akuma's battle prowess and having something new in store for the match certainly is intriguing.

If you'd like to see the interview for yourself, hit the jump.

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Can anyone defeat Japan's returning champions at this year's Canada Cup? Tokido, Fuudo & more signed up for $10,000 AE v2012 team tourney

Can anyone defeat Japan's returning champions at this year's Canada Cup? Tokido, Fuudo & more signed up for $10,000 AE v2012 team tourney We reported a little ways back on how the Canada Cup 5v5 tournament for SSF4 AE v2012 had $10,000 CDN on the line, but didn't have any people signed up yet — but that has since changed.

Some of the best players from Japan are once again in the mix and will be looking to defend their title after last year's victory. MCZ|Tokido, Bonchan, MCZ|Mago, Kazanoko and RZR|Fuudo are all teamed up, and will be attempting to once again take the huge prize pot home.

Other players confirmed to be attending now include: Infiltation, EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, Xiao Hai, Dakou, CCG|Air, CCG|Chi-Rithy and CCG|Jozhear. No word yet on how other teams will be assembled, but with Team Japan looking incredibly strong so far, it'll be interesting to see the strategies employed to try and take their crown.

Canada Cup 2013 will be taking place Sept 27-29, 2013 in Vancouver, Canada. CafeID|Kensouzzang, CafeID|MadKoF and many other players will also be in attendance, so this should be one heck of an event.

Note that while past events were invitationals, this year the competition is open to all players, but to quote the site's rules: "All members must still hail from the same geographic locale or have been born in said country."

Hit the jump to see the trailer and also leave a comment on who you think can rival Team Japan's squad in the 5v5 SSF4 AE v2012 event, and the people you'd like to see team up the most.

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New Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 trailer, show kicks off Sept. 24, 2013

A trailer for Mortal Kombat: Legacy season 2 was unleashed onto the masses today, and a start date was also given for the new series, September 24, 2013. Machinima will once again be hosting the action, check out the clip below.
Via Ed Boon's Twitter.