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Ryu's crouching Medium Kick no longer affected by DP input shortcut, Zangief Light Punch SPD slightly less range - more Ultra Street Fighter 4 changes

Ryu's crouching Medium Kick no longer affected by DP input shortcut, Zangief Light Punch SPD slightly less range - more Ultra Street Fighter 4 changes Capcom's David "Dawgtanian" Hinds recently attended the weekly London Super Fights event in order to participate and provide commentary. During the live stream, Dawgtanian dropped some new character changes that are being made for Ultra Street Fighter 4.

The most interesting one of the bunch is the tweak being made to Ryu's crouching Medium Kick. According to Hinds, this attack will no longer be affected by the Dragon Punch input shortcut, allowing for players to walk forward and hit cr. MK into Hadouken without fear of getting a random Shoryu.

Other changes mentioned were to Zangief's SPD range, Cody's Zonk Knuckle and Dudley's normals. As previously mentioned, these changes are still subject to change and are not finalized.

Hit the jump to check out the remainder of the changes and the stream archive.

• Zangief Light Punch Spinning Pile Driver range nerfed slightly.

• Ryu no longer has DP shortcut when special canceling crouching Medium Kick.
- This change has been made so Ryu players can walk up and hit cr. MK into Hadouken without risking a random Shoryuken.

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$3,000 Super Smash Bros. Melee pot bonus cancelled at VxG due to insufficient number of participants

$3,000 Super Smash Bros. Melee pot bonus cancelled at VxG due to insufficient number of participants Reports have been coming in that the Super Smash Bros. Melee pot bonus has been cancelled at the Video X Games due to an insufficient amount of entrants. The tournament required at least 16 players participate in order for the pot bonus to be put up, but that number of entrants was not met on time.

Originally, Super Smash Bros. Melee had a pot bonus of $3,000 planned, but according to CT|Mew2King, one of the most prominent Smash players and currently in attendance at VxG, this will no longer be given out.

Mew2King said that although the 16-player requirement was included in the tournament's terms and conditions, he mentioned "no one read it," and the registration list was sent over to the government with only 5 or so entrants included, resulting in the pot bonus cancellation.

Not enough entrants for Melee at VxG on Thursday's registration so the 3k pot is cancelled and is now a small side event tomorrow instead (needed 16 entrants but hardly anybody knew about that requirement until today). VxG may put some of their own money into the pot anyway (a few hundred or 1k, but this is to be determined. I will update everybody later on this). This is really bad for me and another Dominican Republic guy who bought a 1k plane ticket just for this event and was expecting to make his plane ticket back. Bad luck x_x

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The EVO 2011 champion faces the original Zero player - Marn and Viscant duke it out in an Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 first to 5

Broken Tier has uploaded an awesome set of matches between the EVO 2011 Marvel vs. Capcom 3 champion, BT|Viscant and the original Zero player, Marn. This was a first to 5 set ran during SoCal Regionals earlier this year.

During the beginning portion of the video, Viscant runs a Zero, Dr. Doom, Phoenix team as Marn uses his Zero, Vergil, Strider. Marn sticks with his team throughout the entirety of the set but Viscant switches back to his EVO 2011 team of Wesker, Haggar, Phoenix.

Check out the set below and let us know what you think in the comments section.
Tip by neoWhite.

New Mortal Kombat title possibly in development - MK Legacy producer: We want to release the movie along side the game they're working on now

New Mortal Kombat title possibly in development - MK Legacy producer: We want to release the movie along side the game they're working on now GamerHubStudios recently conducted an interview with Warner Bros. producer of the Mortal Kombat Legacy series, Lance Sloane, to discuss the upcoming Mortal Kombat feature film. During the interview, Sloane let a small but very juicy bit of information out stating that a new MK title may currently be in development.

Sloane says that the team is currently analyzing many factors for the movie and mentions that they are looking to release the movie alongside the "game they're (presumably NetherRealm Studios) is working on now."

Check out the quote below.

GamerHub.TV: What is the current status when it comes to a Mortal Kombat movie?

Lance Sloane: Well, we’ve been in greenlight committee for a while at the studio. We’ve got a great script. And we’ve got a great director with Kevin Tancharoen. Who is on board. It’s just figuring out the business side of it and when we would do it and when we would launch it and how do we sync up with the launch of the game they’re working on now. It’s not 100% yet, but we’re getting closer every day.

Back in 1995, the original Mortal Kombat movie and Mortal Kombat 3 were released around the same time, to coincide with one another. It is possible that Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios may be aiming to do the same with these future projects.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Level|Up's The Runback 2013 streaming live from Super Arcade - UMvC3, KoF13 and P4A

Updated: Results and archive added, Level|Up's The Runback 2013 streaming live from Super Arcade - UMvC3, KoF13 and P4A Updated: A stream archive and results for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and King of Fighters 13 have been added to the story.

Level|Up is back with another installment of The Runback 2013 and will be streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Tonight's stream is set to begin at around 9:00 p.m. PDT / 12 a.m. EDT / 4:00 a.m. GMT.

The games being competed in tonight include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena. You should be able to find brackets on Level|Up's Challonge page.

Super Arcade remains a congregation point for much of SoCal's top player talent, so we can expect to see a bit of high level competition in attendance.

You can check out the results for the previous event in the series, here.

Hit the jump for the results and archive.

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Fighting game characters will not be in SSB Wii U and 3DS because their fighting styles may be too similar to a character already on the roster

Fighting game characters will not be in SSB Wii U and 3DS because their fighting styles may be too similar to a character already on the roster Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai recently discussed the subject of including fighting game characters in the upcoming Smash title over in an issue of Games TM. The Smash developer stated that the chances of seeing characters from traditional fighting games on the roster are very slim due to the fact that these external fighters may have a fighting style that is too similar to someone already on the Smash roster.

Sakurai goes on to explain that if there is a character playable in Smash that is designed to fit a certain role, adding a character from another game that fits the same role may not merge well.

Below is a quote from Sakurai on the matter.

The biggest feature we look at in Smash Bros. is, ‘What does this character bring to Smash Bros. that other characters don’t?’

If you look at… someone from a fighting game already, and people like fighting with this character, from my point of view, it’s like ‘this guy does what this guy already does. He fills the role that this character already has.

So while you may like this character and he’s interesting, that doesn't really merge well, here.

The topic of adding external fighting game characters into Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS comes from the new Smash titles being developed in part by Namco Bandai.

Source: My Nintendo News. Tip by Reiji.

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- begins location testing in Tokyo early next month, new screenshots

A couple of months ago, Arc System Works announced that a brand new installment in the Guilty Gear series is currently in the works. The new game, entitled Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, will be the first in the franchise to use full on 3D models as opposed to animated sprites.

There hasn't been much divulged about the upcoming 2.5D fighter but if you're looking to try it out for yourself, Arc System Works will begin location testing the game early next month. On August 9, players in the Tokyo area can try the game out over at the Sega Akihabara Building 1.

The arcade cabinets of the game can be found on the fourth floor of the building. The game will be playable from 10 a.m. through midnight each day.

Daisuke Ishiwatari, general director of the Guilty Gear series, is expected to be in attendance on the first day of location testing. Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- will be playable from August 9 - 12.

Check out a couple of new screenshots below.


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Source: Siliconera and Gematsu. Tips by WindNinjaDW, TaurusMAGNUS, RebornNYC6, HooliganComboFTW, Teyah, Tensa and gigantor21.

No Season Pass #2 for upcoming Injustice: Gods Among Us content, next DLC character is a 'BIG fan favorite request'

NetherRealm Studios' own Ed Boon took to Twitter today to answer the questions of eager followers mining for information on upcoming Injustice: Gods Among Us content.

One Twitter user prompted Boon with a question that has been on many players' minds: will there be a second Season Pass for the next batch of DLC characters and content set to be released? Ed stated that there will be no Season Pass option this time around.

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Justin Wong's clutch victory over ChrisG, Angelic's level 3 Shuma combo, comebacks galore and more - top 5 UMvC3 pro plays from EVO 2013

Justin Wong's clutch victory over ChrisG, Angelic's level 3 Shuma combo, comebacks galore and more - top 5 UMvC3 pro plays from EVO 2013 Evolution 2013 has come and gone, and with it we experienced another year of incredible matches. So many hype moments replay through our minds as we add them to the archive of plays from previous years.

ESFI World wanted to share their favorite moments and today they bring us another one of their excellent top 5 pro plays videos, this time for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 from EVO 2013.

These are some of the best moments from the final day of UMvC3 and feature players such as EG|Justin Wong, EMP|Flocker, AGE|NYChrisG, Angelic and the online warrior Cloud805.

Angelic's sick level 3 Shuma-Gorath combo to end the first game of the set, EG|Justin Wong's incredible clutch time out victory against AGE|NYChrisG and comebacks-comeback-comebacks. There is a lot to check out here so be sure to relive the hype with this top 5 list.

Hit the jump to check out the video and let us know which moments were your favorite.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE 1.4 stream ft. Alex Valle, Aris, Online Tony and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE 1.4 stream ft. Alex Valle, Aris, Online Tony and more Updated: A stream archive and results for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights returns tonight and LU|Alex Valle, ATP|Aris, Online Tony and more are in attendance.

Hosted at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA, this weekly event often attracts some of the best players in the SoCal regional, and else where.

SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice, TTT2 and SFxT are the main games tonight. You can follow along at home by checking out Level|Up's Challonge page.

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

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Xian looking to drop Gen once Ultra Street Fighter 4 rolls around - says if Gen receives his Vanilla SF4 attributes, he may become overpowered

It is no secret that DM|Xian has made a name for himself in SSF4 AE v2012 tournaments by winning numerous major events with one of the most underused characters in the competitive scene, Gen. The Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 EVO 2013 champion recently took to Twitter to share some thoughts on his main character.

According to these posts, the Singaporean Sensation is actually looking to drop Gen once the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter 4 update is released, in hopes of picking up someone new. Xian states that he will continue to play as Gen competitively until the update hits consoles.

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No Story mode or cut scenes in Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS, will have customization that alters character performance

No Story mode or cut scenes in Super Smash Bros. Wii U / 3DS, will have customization that alters character performance Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai recently took to his bi-weekly Famitsu column in order to drop a few new bits of information regarding Super Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS. This time around, Sakurai addressed the subject of Story mode, more specifically the lack thereof.

The previous installment in the Super Smash Bros. series, Brawl, retained the Subspace Emissary which was a very intricate story mode complete with CG cut scenes. Due to the fact these movie scenes were uploaded to the internet and seen by many, Sakurai states that they no longer served as a reward for playing the game and this is one of the main reasons for excluding Story mode in the upcoming Smash titles.

Below is a bit from Kotaku on what Sakurai had to say.

Unfortunately, the movie scenes we worked hard to create were uploaded onto the internet. You can only truly wow a player the first time he sees [a cutscene]. I felt if players saw the cut scenes outside of the game, they would no longer serve as rewards for playing the game, so I've decided against having them.

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Fighting game related artwork gallery featuring Demitri, Juri, The Hulk, Gouken and many more by MinohKim

Deviant Art user MinohKim has a gallery with a ton of excellent fighting game related artwork in it. Today we'd like to shine a spotlight on a bit of Minoh's work that features numerous characters from many of our favorite titles.

If you enjoy the images below, be sure to visit MinohKim's gallery for even more sensational pieces. Hit the jump to see the full selection of artwork.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #29 from Brooklyn, New York ft. Sanford Kelly, Flux, RayRay, Tom Brady and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #29 from Brooklyn, New York ft. Sanford Kelly, Flux, RayRay, Tom Brady and more Updated: A stream archive and results for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Injustice: Gods Among Us have been added to the story.

Next Level Battle Circuit is back once again with it's the 29th iteration of this weekly tournament, taking place at the Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn, New York.

EMP|Sanford Kelly, MH|Flux, MH|RayRay, EMP|Tom Brady, EMP|DragonGod, EG|JRosa, G4C|Rico Suave, TS|Fooblat and BIFU|Winrich are in attendance. Tonight, Arturo "TS|Sabin" Sanchez will be providing the live video stream.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Injustice: Gods Among Us are the games being played, and you can find the brackets over on The Next Level's Challonge page.

You can scope out last week's results here, and hit the jump to check out the results and archive.

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Dawgtanian: We are working hard on the Street Fighter X Tekken stages for Ultra Street Fighter 4, they won't be the copy / paste job people think

Shortly after the announcement of Ultra Street Fighter 4, the SF4 series update that will feature new content and balance changes, we learned that six new playable stages would be added in to the game. Capcom's Matt Dahlgren confirmed that these new levels would actually be ports from Street Fighter X Tekken and many fans have grown concerned that this would be a simple copy / paste job.

David "Dawgtanian" Hinds jumped on Twitter recently to reassure his followers that the team is working diligently on these new stages. Hinds states that they will in fact not be the "copy / paste" job that many seem to think.

The six stages being added to Ultra Street Fighter 4 are: Half Pipe, Cosmic Elevator, Mad Gear Hideout, Jurassic Era Research Facility, Blast Furnace and Pitstop 109. Hit the images below to check them out.


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After the jump you will find Dawgtanian's tweet in which he talks about the USF4 stages.

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