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You thought Morrigan's fireball hell was gone in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite? NYChrisG proves otherwise...

Back in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 series, Morrigan had the ability to fill the screen with Soul Fists using her Astral Vision hyper combo -- that which creates a shadow double of her that mimics her every move. When coupled with the right assists, and performed correctly, this tactic was incredibly strong and was deemed "fireball hell" by many.

Christopher "EG|NYChrisG" Gonzalez, renowned as one of the Marvel gods, mastered this technique and used it more effectively than anyone who ever competed in MvC3. So, naturally people wondered if he would be able to do the same when Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite drops.

Though Morrigan can no longer create her fireball hell as she once did, Gonzalez has already found a way to create a similar situation in Marvel Infinite.

By using Jedah's command throw to keep the opponent occupied, Chris can bring in Morrigan, activate Astral Vision, then immediately fire into the Time Stone's Infinity Storm. Doing so allows Morrigan to repeatedly fire Soul Fists, back-to-back, trapping the opponent.

ChrisG shared a clip of this on Twitter recently, and notes that this is only a taste of what's to come. We can only imagine what other chaos the Marvel god will be able to create with his new Darkstalkers team.


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From Baiken to Robert Garcia: KarenG's epic fighting game cosplay continues to wow us

If you've attended any major fighting game event in recent times, you might have spotted this cosplayer joining in on the fun. KarenG has been taking on the role of characters from our favorite fighting franchises for some time now, and throughout the year has showcased her work at several large-scale tournaments.

Today, we're taking a look at some of Karen's latest cosplay photos shared on social media.

Featured in this gallery we have representation from several different game series. You'll find Baiken from Guilty Gear, Guy from Street Fighter, King of Fighters' Robert Garcia, and several others.

Sprinkled in with her new photos we have some of our favorite photos from Karen. This includes her Street Fighter 5 Ken, Chun-Li, and Laura.

We have included a handful of images below to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump for even more.

If you'd like to see more of Karen, you can find her on Twitter, Twitch, and Patreon.

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Jin, Yosuke, and Linne revealed in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Three new fighters join BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Jin Kisaragi from the BlazBlue series, Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4 Arena, and Linne from Under Night In-Birth have been revealed as playable characters.

The trailer showcases gameplay for each of the new combatants. We see some of their super moves, a handful of combos, and more.

Cross Tag Battle features 2v2 gameplay and brings characters from the aforementioned franchises, as well as RWBY, together for the ultimate battle.

Outside of the newly revealed fighters, Ragna the Bloodedge, Hyde, Yū Narukami, and Ruby Rose have been confirmed as playable so far.

The game is due out sometime in 2018.

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Should players with pre-release copies of Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite be banned from early tournaments? Filipino Champ, ChrisG and KBR offer opinions

A handful of players have received a copy of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite before the September 19th release date, and though this is a fairly standard practice with new releases, it seems at least some of the fighting game community has taken issue with it.

A few days ago, Marvel god FOX|Justin Wong stated that he will not be participating in MvCI at SCR, (an event that takes place just three days after MvCI's launch) because he feels that it would be unfair of him to do so.

Wong's decision was met with plenty of praise and commendation from Twitter followers, including SoCal Regional tournament co-organizer LU|Alex Valle, but that isn't stopping other top players with early access from carrying on in more traditional fashion.

We reached out to prominent Marvel competitor and EVO champion Ryan "SPY|Filipino Champ" Ramirez to find out if he was planning on attending SoCal Regionals this year, and to get his thoughts on whether or not players that have early access to the game should be allowed to participate given their innate advantage.

"Yes I'm attending SCR," he said. "As far as the early copies, the players received them on Monday but SoCal and New York mom and pop [video game retailers] got them on Wednesday."

"There's also so many people that played the beta at E3, CEO and other gaming events. I think it's totally fine if they don't let me enter, but how bout the others who also got the game on Monday?" he continued.

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Krillin's projectile trajectories are a surprise even to the player controlling him; Maximilian breaks down DBF's most unpredictable character yet

He may not be the strongest, the fastest, or have the most hair, but Krillin is actually looking like a force to be reckoned with in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Maximilian has released a breakdown video showing us exactly what Krillin can do in this game, and he's actually one of the most interesting fighters we've seen.

For starters, Krillin has a pretty strong projectile game with a fireball that he can shoot off at various angles. Things get interesting when you pepper in the fact that the player doesn't seem to have much control over which angle they shoot at.

As far as Max's research goes, there doesn't seem to be a way of getting consistent trajectories. This likely means we'll see quite a bit of exciting, chaotic action with players that try to zone with Krillin.

Android 18's husbando also has the ability to toss rocks at his foes, though every so often instead of throwing a rock he'll randomly toss as Senzu bean that characters can pick up for some healing.

There's plenty more to this lower-power character, so be sure to watch through the full video to see it all. First, check out this quick snippet showing off fireball potential:


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Tyrant discovers touch of death combo for Dante in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

The Marvel vs. Capcom series has always been known as unforgiving in the sense that a single touch can often mean a character's doom, (pun intended) and while one touch kills have become something of a staple in the series, they're not necessarily seen as an objectively good thing.

Eyes have turned to the upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite to see if it indeed follows in suit with this trend, and thus far we haven't seen a ton of touch of death combos. That may be starting to change.

Damage output has seemed a bit lower than in previous games, but with the caveat that players haven't had much time to develop skills and discover the most damaging approaches possible.

UM|Tyrant already has his own copy of the game, and has been on the grind for some time now. He released a video earlier today showing off a combo done exclusively with Dante that can KO Chun-Li from full health.

It does require full resources, as it utilizes a level one Super, a level three Super and a full Power Stone activation. We should also mention that Chun-Li has lower than average health, and so we're not certain that this combo would KO every member of the roster.

Give the video a watch and then hit the comments section to let us know if you hope touch of death combos are as prevalent in MvCI as Marvels past.

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Nemo's unbelievable comeback, pizza proves stronger than a machine gun, and Jyobin goes nuts in Street Fighter 5: Funny & Cool Moments ep. 103

LiangHuBBB returns with another installment in the Funny & Cool Moments series. Today marks the 103rd episode.

If you've never watched one of these compilations, basically the name of the series says it all. You'll find numerous funny and cool clips from all sorts of different fighting games, ranging from perfects to player outbursts.

This episode includes a bit of Dragon Ball FighterZ to start, showcases some awesome combos from Arika's unnamed fighting game, and features a whole lot of Jyobin going crazy in Street Fighter 5.

We also have an intense battle between two Tekken 7 players who try to out-zone each other by using their customization items of choice: a machine gun and a pizza.

To start, though, check out this epic Tekken 7 failure. You will find the full video after the jump.


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Capcom Unity Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite live stream

Updated 3:02 p.m. PDT, Thur September 14, 2017: The stream is now live.

Earlier: If you're itching to catch some more Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite before release, you're in luck.

Today, Capcom Unity is running a live stream to show off what's in store for those who pick up the game. Based on a recent tweet from the Marvel vs. Capcom Twitter account, we can expect to see some Q&A, as well as character demonstrations.

The stream is set to kick off at 3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT. We will be updating this story once it goes live, so be sure to check back then.

At this point in time, several players have early release copies of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but are only allowed to show off training and versus mode. Hopefully the Unity stream will give us a look at some of the other modes as well.

You can catch the broadcast after the jump.

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New Pop! figures for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite show off unseen premium alternate costumes for Chun-Li, Ultron, Gamora and others

We're very excited and not surprised at all to see that Funko Pop! is coming out with vinyl collectibles for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but the hype jumped up yet another notch when we noticed the costumes a few of these fighters donned in their Pop! iterations.

The figures (to become available in November) are shown in packs of two, and feature some premium costumes. While we've already seen Captain Marvel's, Chun-Li, Ultron, Rocket and Gamora's are brand new reveals.

Chun puts on more of a Western stage performer look, while Gamora wears what looks like a silk hood and royal, flowing robes.

During a talk with Marvel, Funko's Project Manager, Erin Macke, spoke on the costume choice for the figurines.

"In general, we tried to use premium alternate costumes found in the game and this is actually the first time anyone has seen these alternate looks," he explained. "While the costumes we selected may not be those that fans will think of first when they picture a character from the game, we think that will make for a very exciting and fresh take on these beloved characters."

We do see what looks like an in-game model for Chun in the gallery, but will have to use our imaginations for what Gamora, Ultron, X and Rocekt's character models will look like for the time being.

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Stan Lee feels Marvel will get the rights to X-Men and Fantastic Four back

As many know, the rights to the X-Men and Fantastic Four franchises currently belong to 20th Century Fox. Fans have been anxiously awaiting the day when the characters would return to Marvel so that they can join the company's cinematic universe, among other things.

At Wizard World Nashville last week, legendary comic book creator and Marvel Comics icon Stan Lee shared his thoughts on the current state of things. When asked how he feels about Fox cancelling merchandise and comics related to these franchises, Lee had this to say (courtesy of Comicbook).

"Sooner or later, they're going to get the rights back to all our characters," Lee stated. "They're working on it, and they're still making X-Men movies and stuff.

"Don't worry about it. You'll get more Marvel superheroes than you'll have time to look at in the next few years."

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Exclusive, premium Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Spider-Man costume available to those who purchase Spider-Man Homecoming on consoles

Today we learn of a new DLC costume headed to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Spider-Man fans will be happy to hear that the web-slinger is getting an exclusive costume on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

To acquire it, you'll have to purchase the Spider-Man Homecoming film on either console. For PS4 users, you'll need to do so sometime between July 7th and October 24th.

If you do, you will receive a code for a "Superior Spider-Man Premium Costume " that is exclusive to Homecoming.

The official description for the movie listing on both consoles makes note of the DLC attire. Unfortunately, no images of what the alternate outfit looks like were provided.

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Which Marvel vs. Capcom 2 characters should be back in Infinite? Maximilian goes through the entire cast to offer his thoughts

Yes, we have plenty of characters to delve into and uncover once Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite drops on the 19th, but you can't expect us not to discuss which Marvel vs. Capcom 2 characters we'd love to see come back.

Continuing the MvCI excitement trend, Maximilian has gone through each and every one of the combatants from the largest single roster in Versus series history, sharing how much he wants to see each back via a 1-5 rating scale.

Back in May we polled our readers to answer this question themselves, though it never hurts to see if opinions have changed given the last few months of development.

Earlier today Max gave a nod to a potential DLC leak list that claims to state the identities of all six of the first wave of DLC characters. One of those was Venom, an MvC2 veteran.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite character tutorials for Iron Man and Captain Marvel

We're back with another pair of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite character breakdowns for you, today highlighting both the veteran Iron Man and newcomer Captain Marvel.

If you're newer in the MvC scene, watching all the chaotic combos and sequences that long time Versus series players are already capable of can be quite intimidating.

The official Marvel vs. Capcom YouTube channel is releasing tutorials for each of the 30 fighters on the game's initial roster and breaks down how each one plays, how to implement their special moves, how to perform a few combos and which Infinity Stone they are best paired with.

Iron Man is a projectile happy combatant, blasting foes with beams left and right after dropping a few smart mines to create a hazardous maze for opponents to navigate.

Captain Marvel isn't afraid to rush down, identifying as more of a brawler type and boasting the ability to shield herself with a hit of armor when using her Photon Absorber technique.

Capcom's Matt Edwards narrates these guides, and suggests to viewers that using the Reality Stone with Iron Man is a perfect pair as it augments his trap and projectile laden style. Watch the videos to see which Stone goes best with Captain Marvel.

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'The priority wasn’t protecting intellectual property, it was to tell the most compelling story possible' - MvCI script writer on game's narrative

Marvel's Ben Chabala recently sat down with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite Executive Creative Director Bill Rosemann and writer Paul Gardner for a little insider's information before the game drops next week.

The duo discuss some of their experiences over the last couple years in taking the game from a concept to a living, breathing entity.

Gardner specifically discusses the writing process for the game's story, (don't worry, it's spoiler-free) and the experience of conducting some of the most iconic characters across two huge pop culture franchises.

"I was surprised by how much freedom we were given, to develop the new universe, and explore the characters," said Gardner. "It was really liberating to be able to write for these amazing, iconic characters, knowing that Capcom and Marvel were there to give support if it was needed, and their feedback was always really thoughtful, and precise."

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Someone got into the Dragon Ball FighterZ closed beta early; here's what it looks like

Dragon Ball fans have been anxiously refreshing inboxes in hopes of finding a code for this week's Dragon Ball FighterZ beta test, but it seems at least a few lucky players have already gotten some time with it.

YouTuber PS360HD2 has uploaded 15 minutes of beta footage wherein they were able to move through the game's interactive lobby system, and even get a few bouts in with another player.

Much of what we see is fairly expected/standard practice, including a special announcement center, settings menu, matchmaking arena and the use of communication stamp emojis.

The lobby area is an octagonal shape that leads off to eight other areas, all of which are closed off in the beta.

Transition into gameplay seems to happen at random as a behind the scenes matchmaking system pairs players for fights. During online bouts, players get to see their ping rate in real time as it's directly posted above the round timer.

The closed beta officially kicks off September 16th, and will run through the 18th. Check out all 15 minutes of footage in the full video below.

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Nintendo Direct live stream starting at 3 p.m. PDT; will we see a new Smash Bros. announcement?

We're just minutes away from almost 45 minutes worth of exciting new announcements from one of the most iconic gaming companies of all time: Nintendo.

Super Mario Odyssey is expected to be the main attraction today, but we'll also be getting information on upcoming titles and developments for both the Nintendo Switch and 3DS.

While we're not all that sure that we'll be getting any fighting game news directly, today does mark the three year anniversary date for the release of Super Smash Bros. 3DS in Japan.

Super Smash creator Masahiro Sakurai is known for timing his announcements and reveals, as seen with some of the character reveals for Smash Wii-U.

Punch-Out!!'s Little Mac's reveal was done on February 13th, 2014, which coincided with the 30 year anniversary of Punch-Out!!'s North American release date.

Watch with us via the live stream embed below, and let's see what exciting news Nintendo has in store for us today.

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Gill coming to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite? New, potential leak claims to have information on the game's first six DLC characters

Some new information pertaining to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and its first wave of DLC characters has potentially surfaced this morning. According to the alleged leak, Street Fighter 3 final boss Gill will round out the first season pass.

A post on Reddit by a user named SeraphimWing claims to have detailed information on the upcoming DLC and a handful of other things. Firstly, this person claims that the first six additional characters are as follows: Sigma, Black Panther, Winter Soldier, Venom, Monster Hunter, and Gill.

Five of the aforementioned fighters have been referenced in previous rumors/leaks, but Gill is entirely new. The post describes him as "a hard hitting character who can deal heavy amounts of damage thanks to his powerful normals."

It goes on to say that Gill will have all of his Street Fighter 3 special moves at his disposal, and will have the ability to perform his trademark resurrection. It is said that the revival will cost 3 bars of meter and once used in a match, it can't be used again. The user also claims that Gill will not be able to be revived by the Soul Stone.

The supposed leak also says that the DLC characters will be released in pairs starting on October 3rd. They will cost $5.99 individually or can be purchased as a pair for $10, and all six are expected to drop this year.

Obviously, all of this should be taken with a grain of salt as the Reddit user did not provide information on their sources. However, Maximilian did put together a video discussing the potential leak and notes that their may be some validity to it.

Max follows MvCI and its leaks very closely, so him finding aspects of these claims believable is certainly interesting. You can check out his video after the jump.

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