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Sakonoko shows off his amazing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 combo skills in this AverMedia recording device demonstration

Famitsutube uploaded an excellent combo video featuring none other than the master of execution, Sakonoko. In this footage, Sako shows off a few interesting combos using Evil Ryu, Ibuki, Gen and Yun, then proceeds to replay each one with on-screen inputs.

Unfortunately, the inputs are in Japanese but the input display is turned on during each combo so we get to see what Sako is doing in real time. The video also features a demonstration of the AVerMedia HD-C281J recording hardware.
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Killer Instinct to have smaller roster of characters, content will be released at steady cadence and new characters may be added with player interest

Killer Instinct to have smaller roster of characters, content will be released at steady cadence and new characters may be added with player interest Microsoft's Torin Rettig recently spoke to Polygon about the upcoming Xbox One exclusive title, Killer Instinct. The Microsoft representative mentions that Killer Instinct will be host to a smaller roster of characters as to not overwhelm players.

He states that games now have massive casts of playable fighters but most people do not have the time to learn them all. With the option of downloading characters by choice, everyone can play the game at their own pace.

Most fighting games that come out are disc based games where you get a huge cast of awesome characters, but it is a massive cast.

Some games have anywhere between 30, 40, even 50 characters. And in reality, most players don’t play that many characters.

You just only have so much time to get good at so many characters. So we wanted to take that into consideration and release the game in a way that took that into consideration and allowed players to get in and play the game at the level that they want to play it.

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Decal style Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 artwork by Mrbrownie - Captain America, Wolverine, Felicia, Morrigan, C. Viper and more

A Deviant Art user by the name of Mrbrownie has uploaded quite a few pieces of awesome, decal style Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 artwork. These are simple portrait shots reminiscent of the stickers you'd find plastered on the back window of a car.

Below we have such characters as C. Viper, Sentinel, Super-Skrull, Felicia, Viewtiful Joe, Storm and many others. Hit the jump for more and be sure to check out Mrbrownie's gallery for the full set.

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Harada confirms Tekken Revolution will be receiving free Training Mode

Tekken Revolution, Namco Bandai's latest free-to-play Tekken title, was officially released last week during E3 2013. This PlayStation 3 exclusive allows players to jump online, free of charge, and battle it out in classic 1v1 Tekken style.

Although Tekken Revolution has been well received, players have pointed out the game's lack of a training feature. Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada addressed these concerns this morning and confirmed that Tekken Revolution will indeed be receiving a free training mode. Currently, there is no information on when we may be seeing this training mode added to Tekken Revolution but we will update the story as details unfold.

Via Katsuhiro Harada's Twitter. Tips by wideawakeanimal and Duggs26.

Kula Diamond, K', Cody Redfield, Slim Bob, Lara Croft and more - Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods

This morning, we bring you a fresh batch of Street Fighter X Tekken PC mod footage from Video Games Best Mods. In today's videos you'll find such alternate looks as Kula Diamond (Lili), K' (Ken), Cody dressed as Chris Redfield, Slim Bob (Hwoarang), Lara Croft (Julia) and more.
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MLG CEO would love to run a fighting game event in New York later in the year - what would you like to see?

MLG CEO would love to run a fighting game event in New York later in the year - what would you like to see? It has been awhile since MLG has done anything with fighting games, as they were somewhat active in 2012, hosting multiple events for Mortal Kombat 9, Soul Calibur 5, King of Fighters 13, and a few other titles, but 2013 has been pretty quiet in regards to their involvement in the FGC.

There have been whispers that MLG has looked to get involved with the fighting game community again, and their logo was even spotted on the front and back covers of the official Injustice: Gods Among Us guide.

Company CEO, Sundance DiGiovanni, said outright recently that he'd love to do something with fighting games in New York in the latter part of the year, via Twitter. This is far from confirmation that MLG has something lined up for the FGC, but it does sound like there's heavy interest there, if they can secure a venue. What would you like to see from MLG in the future in regards to fighting games? Leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Updated: If you have a large hard drive in your PS3 do not update your system - software adds option to disable trophy notifications

Updated: If you have a large hard drive in your PS3 do not update your system - software adds option to disable trophy notifications Updated: Sony has reportedly pulled the update from their servers, so users are no longer prompted to download the software which was causing the issue.

Reports are coming in that updating your PlayStation 3 to the v4.45 system software is causing major problems for some owners, if they have a hard drive installed that's 500 GB.

Supposedly, installing this update in those circumstances "bricks" your system, making it non-operational. Multiple users who have installed this update have reported that their machine is stuck on the boot-up ribbon screen.

The update isn't knocking out everyone's PS3, but forum posts on the official PlayStation website show this scenario isn't isolated.

The update is supposed to make it so you can disable trophy notifications, but it's clearly having some adverse side-effects that were not intended by Sony.

Source: Kotaku and GameTrailers, contributions to this story by Ribx, Jhayze and Jtir123.

Cross Counter Live - VxG UMvC3 qualifiers match between Helix and Dr. Baba Ganoush

Cross Counter Live - VxG UMvC3 qualifiers match between Helix and Dr. Baba Ganoush Cross Counter Live airs again tonight, and they're having another Video X Games Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 qualifiers match between Helix and Dr. Baba Ganoush. The stream starts around 9 p.m. PDT.

Previous VxG qualifying matches have been first to seven sets, and this will follow suit.

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Fightermania spot has WWE feel, marquee match ups featuring Mago, ChrisG, Ryan Hart, Justin Wong, PR Balrog, Valle and more

Seth Mussey and the CEO crew have a sweet promo spot for CEO 2013, which may remind you a bit of WWE videos you've seen through the years. Fightermania is a great set of exhibition matches featuring players like MCZ|Mago, AGE|NYChrisG, WW|Ryan Hart, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, LU|Alex Valle and more.
Here's some of the notable exhibitions playing out.

SSF4 AE v2012
- WW|Ryan Hart vs. FNEX|K-Brad
- LU|Alex Valle vs. CEO|CJ Truth
- EMP|Dieminion vs. LLL|Momi

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Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- may be a next generation game, more news coming at E3 2014

Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- may be a next generation game, more news coming at E3 2014 Arc System Works is considering bringing their latest Guilty Gear title to the next generation, company president Minoru Kidooka mentioned recently.

This is just the brain storming stage of possibly taking this avenue with Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, but Kidooka replied that users would find out more about the game at next year's E3, which creator Daisuke Ishiwatari would more than likely attend.

Not much is currently known about Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, but the team did say the game would run on the Unreal Engine 3 and they released a pretty awesome trailer back in May.

Source: Siliconera. Tip from Nyoro.

Capcom on MLG: We're more open to working with fighting game organizations, but have strong allegiance to grassroots - Popi on Lo3

Capcom on MLG: We're more open to working with fighting game organizations, but have strong allegiance to grassroots - Popi on Lo3 Rod "Slasher" Breslau spoke with Capcom's Matt Dahlgren about Capcom fighting games and various eSports organizations. In particular, Slaher asked about the recent World Cyber Games announcement and if they had any plans to work with Major League Gaming. Here is the quote from Matt Dahlgren.

Capcom is very excited to be partnering up with the World Cyber Games, and we are committed to growing the fighting game scene through partnerships with both grassroots tournament organizers and tournament organizations.

Each opportunity is reviewed independently, so I can’t comment directly about MLG. But Capcom is more open than we have been in the past toward partnerships with fighting game organizations, if we feel it will work in the best interest of the community as a whole. At the same time, we still have a strong allegiance to the grassroots organizers, as can be shown with our upcoming efforts in providing streaming services via our Capcom Fighters channel to both CEO and VxG.

Tonight on Live on Three, Slasher will be joined by his co-hosts DjWheat and SirScoots to discuss the above comment along with having a special guest, Popi, to talk about Dreamhack where he took out Infiltration 3-0 in the second set.

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on sale, under $15 for PS3 copy, comes with Online Pass code

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 on sale, under $15 for PS3 copy, comes with Online Pass code GameFly is having a special sale on various used games today, included in the sale is a copy of Tekken Tag Tournament 2. This game features an Online Pass and even though the game will technically be used, you will still get an Online Pass code to access the online content.

They are selling them for multiple consoles but the PlayStation 3 copy is the cheapest. Below is a list of prices for each console and links to the GameFly pages.

Via Alex Jebailey's Twitter.

Svensson says next-gen Darkstalkers title is a fair fan request - currently unable to share news on that front

Svensson says next-gen Darkstalkers title is a fair fan request - currently unable to share news on that front With San Diego and New York Comic-Con on the horizon, users over on the Ask Capcom forums have been discussing whether or not we may see another Darkstalkers related announcement this year.

Last year, Capcom showed off a teaser concept trailer featuring Demitri and Lord Raptor in the art style of Street Fighter 4 that donned the message, "Darkstalkers Are Not Dead", at the end of the video.

The Ask Capcom users brought up the idea of a new Darkstalkers title for next-gen consoles on the forums to which Capcom Senior Vice-President Christian Svensson weighed in.

Svensson: Sorry guys, no news I can share on such a front but it's a fair question/request.

Svensson's response does not give any concrete details on whether or not a new Darkstalkers game is in the works, however, his answer is certainly open ended. The Capcom Senior VP did not outright state that there are no plans for a next-gen Darkstalkers but says he merely cannot share any news related to the idea.

We'll just have to wait and see what Capcom has up their sleeve for San Diego Comic-Con come July 18 - 21 and New York Comic-Con occurring later this year on October 10 - 13.

Source: Ask Capcom.

Mortal Kombat 9 PC version available for pre-order on Greenman Gaming

Greenman Gaming recently tossed up a listing for the upcoming PC port of Mortal Kombat 9 Komplete Edition. PC players can now pre-purchase the digital version of the game for $29.99 USD.

This game will require an active Steam account in order to play and will become available on July 3 of this year. The retail copy of the game will be released the following month on August 6.

Note: You can score 25% off of your MK9 pre-purchase by using the code GMG25-2G9OL-15PO7. This offer will end on June 21, 2013, at 3 p.m. GMT / 8 a.m. PDT / 11 a.m. EDT.

Check out some screens from the game below.


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Injustice: Gods Among Us gets most U.S. sales for May 2013, on top for second month in a row

Injustice: Gods Among Us gets most U.S. sales for May 2013, on top for second month in a row The NPD Group recently released a list containing the top 10 selling games in the United States for the month of May 2013. The period in which these numbers were tallied began on May 5 and ended on June 1, 2013.

NetherRealm Studios' DC Comics fighter, Injustice: Gods Among Us, reigns supreme this month scoring the most sales over such titles as Call of Duty: Black Ops II and Donkey Kong Country Returns. May 2013 marks the second subsequent month in which Injustice has sold the most copies in the United States.

Check out the top 10 list below.

1. Injustice: Gods Among Us (360, PS3, NWU)
2. Call of Duty: Black Ops II (360, PS3, PC, NWU)
3. Donkey Kong Country Returns (3DS, WII)
4. Dead Island Riptide (360, PS3, PC)
5. Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
6. Metro: Last Light (360, PS3, PC)
7. NBA 2K13 (360, PS3, WII, NWU, PSP, PC)
8. BioShock Infinite (360, PS3, PC)
9. Battlefield 3 (360, PS3, PC)
10. LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (360, WII, NDS, PS3, 3DS, NWU, PSV, PC)

Although Injustice: Gods Among Us continues to sell well, total game sales for last month came in at $386.3 million; down 25% compared to that of May 2012. This includes hardware, software and accessories.

Source: IGN.