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Black Canary Injustice: Gods Among Us concept artwork by Bernard Beneteau

Bernard Beneteau, one of the artists who worked on Injustice: Gods Among Us, has a slew of amazing concept art pieces of the game over on his online gallery. A few very interesting images are included in this gallery, more specifically, concept art for Black Canary.

Now this in no way confirms the character's inclusion to the Injustice roster but Black Canary was one of the fighters highly speculated to be playable, so it's cool to see her design here. Check out the images below and hit up Beneteau's page for more character concept artwork.


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Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #27 stream ft. ChrisG, Flux, Fooblat, Rico Suave, DragonGod and KDZ

Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #27 stream ft. ChrisG, Flux, Fooblat, Rico Suave, DragonGod and KDZ Updated: A stream archive and results for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Injustice: Gods Among Us have been added to the post.

Next Level Battle Circuit is running tonight, and it's the 27th iteration of this weekly tournament, taking place at the Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn, New York.

AGE|NYChrisG, MH|Flux, TS|Fooblat, Rico Suave, EMP|DragonGod and EMP|KDZ are all in attendance tonight. UMvC3, SSF4 AE v2012 and Injustice: Gods Among Us are the tournament games, and you can scope out the brackets on The Next Level's Challonge page.

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

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Think you can beat Tom Brady at Injustice? Defeat him at San Diego Comic-Con 2013 for a chance to win a PS4 or Xbox One

Prima Games will be running a special challenge at their San Diego Comic-Con booth later this month that pits you against one of the best Injustice: Gods Among Us / Mortal Kombat 9 players around, EMP|Tom Brady. According to the tweet they sent out earlier today, defeating him in Injustice will net you a chance to win a PlayStation 4 or an Xbox One.

Below is the flyer posted by Prima Games with the event start time information. If you'll be attending San Diego Comic-Con this year and you fancy yourself an Injustice player, head over to the Prima Games booth to test your might.


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Thursday, July 18 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Friday, July 19 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.
Saturday, July 20 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Via TRMK's Twitter.

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights stream ft. Xian, HumanBomb, Dark Jiewa, Alex Valle, Aris, Richard Nguyen

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights stream ft. Xian, HumanBomb, Dark Jiewa, Alex Valle, Aris, Richard Nguyen Updated: A stream archive and results for Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights, the weekly tournament held at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA is back once again. DM|Xian, HumanBomb, Dark Jiewa, NGL|Marq Teddy, LU|Alex Valle, ATP|Aris and Richard Nguyen are in attendance. Brackets can be found on Level|Up's Challonge page.

Because of EVO, there will be no Runback this Thursday, so Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been moved over to tonight's tournament. The other games running today are SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice and TTT2.

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

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Anime Expo 2013 cosplay and others - images featuring Jessica Nigri, VampyBitMe, Yaya Han and more

With Anime Expo 2013 having concluded last weekend, we thought we'd bring you some of the awesome cosplay that was featured there. Some of these images were not displayed at AX2013 but were snapped within the past few months and look great as welll.

Below you will find characters from all kinds of fighting games and you'll spot a few familiar cosplay faces such as Jessica Nigri, VampyBitMe and Yaya Han. Check out the images below and be sure to visit each gallery in the credits for even more.

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Updated: Capcom hit with layoffs due to staff reorganization, senior VP Christian Svensson voluntarily gone

Updated: Capcom hit with layoffs due to staff reorganization, senior VP Christian Svensson voluntarily gone Updated: Capcom released a statement about the layoffs today, citing the transition to next generation hardware and changing industry as reasons for the reorganization of the company. We've also added in a longer quote from Svensson, which is available after the jump.

"Capcom today laid off several employees from the US office as part of an overall organizational restructure of the company. The transition to the new generation of hardware and changing industry landscape have required us to adapt our business to best meet our new goals.

We sincerely thank each individual for their contributions and wish them well."

Original story: Capcom underwent a staff reorganization and as a result, had some layoffs. Senior Vice President, Christian Svensson, was among those that departed from the company, but did so voluntarily.

Hit the jump to read what he had to say on the matter, via his Facebook page.

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Ame-Comi skin pack coming to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on July 16 - Wonder Woman, Catwoman and Harley costumes in Injustice

The official Injustice: Gods Among Us Facebook page confirmed this morning that the Ame-Comi skin pack will go on sale to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 users next Tuesday. This costume pack was originally a Japan exclusive and last week we saw it come state side with the release of the Wii U DLC.

Chances are we'll be seeing this skin pack run for the same price as all previous costumes: $2.99 / 240 MSP. Pick up the Ame-Comi skin pack on July 16.

Check out an image of Wonder Woman's Ame-Comi skin, below.


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Desk pre-EVO combo video featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters

Desk pre-EVO combo video featuring Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters Desk makes his return today with a new combo video this time featuring a more obscure fighter: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters. This is a special "Pre-EVO" CMV and shows off some pretty crazy stuff for this 16-bit TMNT title.

According to Desk, the combo system in this game is very restrictive but there some "insane system mechanics" that allow you to give any normal or special attack overhead properties. Check out what Desk had to say, below.

The properties of normals, specials and supers in this game means that combos are actually really restrictive. Some characters can't actually true combo a normal into a special at all and others are so limited that you can only combo into/out of something with a specific move at a specific point on screen.

Meaning there's not a huge amount of scope for variation. There's also some completely insane system mechanic that enables you to give any normal/special overhead properties, even lows, making for true unblockables.

All gameplay is taken from the Japanese version (Mutant Warriors). Happy Evo week everyone, get hype!!

Hit the jump to check out the video.

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K-Brad: 'I really need to change the way I've been playing' - interviews with iPeru, Rico Suave, BurnYourBra and Richard Thiher

EDIT: This story has had another interview added into it, which can be found after the jump.

At CEO 2013, EventHubs' resident man on the scene Jason24cf was hard at work grabbing interviews all over the place. We've been posting a few of them earlier, and here are some more for your viewing pleasure. To start off, we have an interview with FNEX|K-Brad where he talks about not getting the results he's been wanting, his views on Injustice: Gods Among Us and whether he'll be playing it, and his reasons for picking up Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 lately. Check it out below.

Hit the jump to check out the rest of the interviews, featuring iPeru, Rico Suave and BurnYourBra.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roundup featuring crazy Dormammu combos, an interactive Vergil guide, Arthur guide and combo videos for Ryu and Tron

There's been some strong Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 content popping up lately, and to start you off we have a Dormammu combo video that might not be the most practical stuff you've ever seen, but it's certainly flashy enough to leave an impression, with two combos in it surpassing the 3 million mark (and one of them without even using X-Factor). While this is of course nothing you can use in a regular match since it's more than enough to kill the toughest character in the game twice, it shows just how limitless the potential inherent in Dormammu's moveset is. This video comes from lush redcalx.

Hit the jump to check out an interactive Vergil guide clocking it at almost one hour, as well as a guide for the very much underused Arthur, and combo videos for the similarly underused Ryu and Tron Bonne.

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Over 2 hours of Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012 gameplay featuring Kazunoko and a FT10 against Poongko

With Kazunoko from Japan being seen as one of the top contenders to win EVO this year by many, it seemed only fitting to share this amazing bunch of gameplay with our viewers.

There's over 2 hours of top-level Yun play that I know you're all eager to check out, from GODSGARDENEUROPE. This was recorded live and features Kazunoko talking over the matches, though it is in Japanese. This is definitely worth watching to see what a force he is, heading into EVO in a few days.

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle gameplay featuring Rohan, Kira, Will Zeppeli, Wham, Gyro, Giorno, Jolyne and Koichi

With the JoJo's Bizarre Adventure All-Star Battle All-Star League (man, what a mouthful) underway, we've gotten new matches from pools C and D for your viewing pleasure. These are also presumably played by computers, but they seem to be set to a higher setting as there is way more action to gaze at in these matches.

In these videos, you probably won't get any sense of everything that's possible in the game, but there's certainly enough to let you get a feel for the game, and for any of these eight characters, and what they play like.

You can check out both of the videos below, along with short introductions for each character. Thanks to HystericalGamez for hosting these videos.

The first video features Rohan Kishibe, one of the most popular characters in the series, who enters the story in Part 4, Diamonds Don't Break. He is a manga artist using the stand Heaven's Door, which allows him to open people up like books and change aspects of them (such as his super letting him write "Cannot attack Rohan Kishibe", which prevents the opponent from being able to attack). It also features the main villain from Part 4, Yoshikage Kira, a serial killer equipped with the stand Killer Queen.

The Pool C video also features Will Zeppeli, from the very first part of the series, Phantom Blood, an invaluable ally to main protagonist Jonathan Joestar, who teaches him the way of the Ripple, a breathing technique used to battle against vampires. And finally, we have Wham, one of the vampire villains, the so-called "Pillar Men", from the series' second part, Battle Tendency, who has control of the wind when he fights.

Hit the jump for the second video and information on the characters present in it.

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Guides for new Killer Instinct: Instinct mode is somewhat like X-Factor, system overview, move listings and more

Guides for new Killer Instinct: Instinct mode is somewhat like X-Factor, system overview, move listings and more Prima has a new series of articles covering the basics of Killer Instinct. This is geared toward players attending EVO, but even if you can't attend, this is a very concise and easy to understand set of articles which will get you familiar with most of the game's core system mechanics.

They cover how combos work, offer descriptions of auto doubles, manuals, linkers, enders and even have move listings for Jago and Sabrewulf. Hit the jump to find links to the sections and read a bit more from the guide.

Combo Flow

Combos have a very specific flow in Killer Instinct. While the system is more open than it was in the previous games, it's important to know how combos work in order to maximize damage and make it more difficult for an opponent to use a Combo Breaker. The general flow of a combo is as follows:

Opener > Auto-Double / Manual > Linker / Shadow Linker > Auto-Double / Manual > Ender

You can mix and match to be a little more creative with your combos, or use an Ender earlier in a combo to cut it short, but this is the basic structure of a Killer Instinct combo. If you ignore this, you will have a difficult time performing combos in the game.

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EVO staff: We didn't do anything to alter the Smash stream situation, had to be bad PR that changed Nintendo's minds

EVO staff: We didn't do anything to alter the Smash stream situation, had to be bad PR that changed Nintendo's minds During today's Live on 3, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, one of the guys behind EVO, was on hand to discuss the upcoming event.

He talked about the situation that went down with Nintendo and how their legal department stated that they couldn't stream Super Smash Bros. Melee, and how things turned around.

Cuellar stated that he initially talked to a few people inside of Nintendo's camp and they didn't see a problem at first, but he didn't get in touch with their legal department, as you don't always want to go that route, cause they can shut things down early.

As the event was nearing, he received an email from Nintendo's legal department, letting him know that they not only wanted to shut down the stream — but the Smash tournament as well.

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Live on 3 with Gootecks and Mr. Wizard: EVO 2013, Daigo vs. Infiltration, ChrisG vs. the world and more will be discussed

Live on 3 with Gootecks and Mr. Wizard: EVO 2013, Daigo vs. Infiltration, ChrisG vs. the world and more will be discussed Gootecks and Mr. Wizard will be on this week's Live on 3. Topics will include how MCZ|Daigo stacks up against Infiltration in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, if anyone can beat AGE|NYChrisG in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Nintendo blocking the Smash stream, and then reversing that decision, plus quite a bit more.

The action starts at 4 p.m. PDT / 11 p.m. GMT, and Slasher and DJ Wheat will be running the show, and Gootecks will be guest hosting as well.

You can hit the jump to check out the live video feed.

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