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KoF's Yuri Sakazaki, DoA's Lei Fang, rocker Elena and Mike Haggar - SSF4 AE v2012 and SFxT PC mod footage

Video Games Best Mods brings us another fresh batch of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken PC mods. This time around, we have a few characters from other fighting franchises making their way into the SF4 / SFxT universes.

First up you'll find King of Fighters' Yuri (Sakura) in a SSF4 AE v2012 mirror match. After the jump, be sure to check out Dead or Alive's Lei Fang (Chun-Li), also in AE, and a team of rocker Elena / Mike Haggar (Zangief) in SFxT.
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EVO 2013 champion Reynald: Luffy can easily be a top KoF13 if he practiced the game - talks fighting game background, grand finals come back and more

EVO 2013 champion Reynald: Luffy can easily be a top KoF13 if he practiced the game - talks fighting game background, grand finals come back and more More than a month after his EVO 2013 King of Fighters 13 win, AS|Reynald has continued to prove his skill by winning first place multiple times at Level|Up's weekly event, The Runback. Dedicated King of Fighters website, DreamCancel, caught up with the reigning champ to discuss his EVO experience, his future tournament plans and more.

Reynald starts out by giving a brief history about himself, divulging how he began playing fighting games. He drops an interesting bit of information in that he started taking fighters seriously roughly 5 years ago, and actually began with Street Fighter 3 Third Strike.

According to the top KoF player, he initially chose Third Strike as his main game after watching EVO moment #37 between MCZ|Daigo and EG|Justin Wong.

Below is a bit to get you started.

DreamCancel: I know we’ve covered this in previous interviews, but for your new fans, please give us a brief history of how you started in competitive fighting games and your gaming background in general.

Reynald: I started playing fighting games when I was 6 or 7 and the first fighting game I touched was Street Fighter 2 on the SNES. Soon after, my brothers found an arcade near our house that we could walk to and that is where I was introduced to King of Fighters 96. As for playing competitively, it was not until 5 or 6 years ago when I started taking fighting games more seriously. I started going back to the same arcade I had gone to when I was a kid and picked up 3rd Strike. Watching a video with Daigo vs. Jwong had inspired me to pick up the game.

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PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz, LPN and CJ Showstopper - SSF4 AE v2012 and UMvC3 finals sets from Lanhammer 2013

IPlayWinner has begun uploading Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2013 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 match footage from Lanhammer 2013. Today, we have the winners, losers and grand final sets for both games featuring such players as EG|PR Balrog, coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Ortiz, PH|LPN and CJ Showstopper.

You can check out the full results for this event here.
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Chun-Li and Cammy celebrate Halloween early, Guile learns what it means to be a family man and more - fighting game artwork by TixieLix

An artist by the name of Lixin "TixieLix" Wang, has a Deviant Art gallery full of exceptional fighting game related artwork. Featured today we have characters from franchises such as Street Fighter, King of Fighters, and Darkstalkers...kind of.

Chun-Li and Cammy dressed up as Felicia and Morrigan, Guile tries his hand at baking, Adon and Sagat let loose the animals within, and more. There is a lot to be seen here, so be sure to check out the images below and let us know which are your favorites.

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Mike Z demonstrates Big Band's first normal attacks in Skullgirls, female announcer shown off

Mike Z demonstrates Big Band's first normal attacks in Skullgirls, female announcer shown off During the most recent Salty Cupcakes event, entitled Salty Cupcakes: Surprise Edition, some interesting new content was shown off and discussed by Lab Zero's Mike Z.

This stream archive gives us the first look at Skullgirls' 2nd DLC character, Big Band, attacks in action. Although the character isn't quite completed yet, Mike shows off some of the attacks and animations he retains.

Currently, Big Band is only equipped with a fully functional standing Light Punch, Light Kick and standing Medium Kick, but has animations for many of the other face button normals. He also has numerous animations such as his blocking, jumping, ground tech and more.

Additionally, we get to hear bits from the new female announcer throughout the video.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Level|Up's The Runback 1.9 Summer Edition streaming live from Super Arcade - UMvC3, KoF13 and GGXXAC+R

Updated: Results and archive added, Level|Up's The Runback 1.9 Summer Edition streaming live from Super Arcade - UMvC3, KoF13 and GGXXAC+R Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Level|Up is back withThe Runback 1.9 Summer Edition and is streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California.

The games being competed in tonight include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R will also be making a return to Super Arcade.

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.

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Daigo and Infiltration will face off at next Mad Catz Unveiled event, set to take place at TGS 2013 - Mago, Tokido, Xian and more also on line up

Daigo and Infiltration will face off at next Mad Catz Unveiled event, set to take place at TGS 2013 - Mago, Tokido, Xian and more also on line up After MCZ|Daigo and DM|Xian's Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 exhibition at Mad Catz Unveiled last night, Mark "MarkMan" Julio revealed that the next Unveiled event will be taking place at Tokyo Game Show 2013. According to MarkMan, this will not be a one day event, but will run throughout the weekend and will feature a bevy of top level player exhibitions.

The Mad Catz representative went on to divulge a few of the players expected to attend the event at TGS. MCZ|Mago, MCZ|Tokido, DM|Xian, WW|Ryan Hart, MCZ|Kayane and MCZ|Daigo are currently on the line up for the next Mad Catz Unveiled.

In addition to the Mad Catz players, this event will also be host to the EVO 2012 champion, Infiltration. Not only will he be competing in an exhibition, but his opponent will be none other than Daigo Umehara.

We'll still have to wait for an official announcement to get the full line up of matches, but in the mean time, you can find the stream archive where MarkMan and DM|Zhi discuss the TGS event, here. Skip to about 3:07:00 in the archive to check it out.

Tokyo Game Show 2013 is scheduled to run from September 19 - 22, in Tokyo, Japan.

Tekken's Law and Lei moveset inspirations detailed, shows specific scenes of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies that inspired movesets

It's hardly a secret that Marshall Law, as well as his son Forest Law, from the Tekken franchise were inspired by Bruce Lee. It's equally unsurprising to learn that Lei Wulong was inspired by Jackie Chan. However, just how much authenticity was placed on making their movesets fit their real-life counterparts? A whole lot, these two videos will prove.

YouTube user PepperBeef2Spicy took the time to watch through a bunch of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan movies, and in these YouTube videos below, you can find the inspiration for lots of moves that Law and Lei use in the games. It's actually really interesting to see how much attention they've paid to minor details. Check out Law's moveset, based on Bruce Lee, below.

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Updated: Daigo vs. Xian first to 10 SSF4 AE v2012 exhibition streaming live - Mad Catz Unveiled event ft. Killer Instinct and more

Updated: Daigo vs. Xian first to 10 SSF4 AE v2012 exhibition streaming live - Mad Catz Unveiled event ft. Killer Instinct and more Updated: This story has been updated with results for the Daigo vs. Xian FT10 exhibition match and a stream archive.

Mad Catz Unveiled is currently running at the Trinity Nightclub in Seattle, Washington. There are a ton of great events set to take place tonight, and the live stream will be provided by Mad Catz.TV.

The main event of the evening will pit two of the greatest Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 warriors on the scene today, in a first to 10 battle against each other. MCZ|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara will take on EVO 2013 champion, DM|Xian in this match of the century.

The crowd will also be able to challenge these fighters after the main event. Daigo will take on competitors in SSF4 AE v2012 and Xian will face crowd challengers in both AE and UMvC3..

First up, however, we have a Killer Instinct exhibition that will feature the latest version of the game. Below is a schedule for the night.

9:15PM – Killer Instinct (Xbox One) Exhibition
10:00PM – Daigo “The Beast” Umehara vs. Ho Kun Xian – SSFIVAE FIRST TO TEN
11:00PM – Daigo vs. Mad Catz Unveiled Crowd – SSFIVAE
11:45PM – Xian vs. Mad Catz Unveiled Crowd – Ultimate Marvel Capcom 3
12:30AM – Xian vs. Mad Catz Unveiled Crowd – SSFIVAE

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roundup ft. Dante combos and gun loops, Trish super jump conversions, new Nova tech and Frank West infinite tutorial

Here's a bunch of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for all of you comic book fans out there. Starting off, we have an impressive Dante combo video, including one combo which makes use of all 23 of his special moves in one combo. Check it out right below, courtesy of Alrikir.

Hit the jump to check out Trish super jump conversions, interesting new Nova tech, Dante X-Factor gun loops explained and a tutorial for Frank West's TAC infinite.

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Rumor: Tekken 7 possibly leaked, new arcade board in the works

Rumor: Tekken 7 possibly leaked, new arcade board in the works Games in the Tekken series have a history of being developed specifically for arcade boards based on Playstation hardware, and according to a post on Japanese message boards, a new arcade board, called System 478 which may possibly be based on Playstation 4 hardware, is being made and will be appearing in arcades in the near future.

One of the titles listed as an exhibition title to demonstrate this new arcade board is Tekken 7, meaning that we may potentially see the latest numbered entry in the series very shortly. Tekken 6 was released in arcades back in 2007, so one might say that we are due for a new entry by now.

Other games set to be part of the exhibition include new entries in the Gundam VS and Idolm@ster series, as well as TANK!TANK!TANK!TANK! and Mario's Casino Kingdom. Since there has been no official announcement from Namco-Bandai as of yet, we're labeling this as nothing more than a rumor for now.

Source: Inatekken, via Avoiding The Puddle.

Thanks to TheDuskwalker, BumblebeeCody and zUkUu for sending this in.

Angelic becomes newest addition to team BrokenTier

It was just announced over on Twitter that Armando “Angelic” Mejia, has been added to the team BrokenTier roster. He will be joining the likes of other exceptional Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players such as BT|Clockw0rk, BT|Viscant and BT|MarlinPie.

Check out the official tweet below. Lately, Angelic has shown the world that he is a force to be reckoned with by winning third at the Curleh Mustache West Coast 2 event and third at EVO 2013, the largest fighting game tournament of the year.

Known for his peculiar team of Wolverine, Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath, Angelic has proven that he is indeed worthy of the BrokenTier name.

Feel free to leave some congratulatory words in the comments below.

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Multiple genetically modified Riptors and the Killer Instinct character that never was - interview with classic KI character designer Kevin Bayliss

Multiple genetically modified Riptors and the Killer Instinct character that never was - interview with classic KI character designer Kevin Bayliss Along with an unforgettable soundtrack and revered combo system, Killer Instinct retained some simply awesome character designs. There was something about watching a bionically-armed werewolf slash and cartwheel his way through a predator-esque robot, that left you wanting more.

Killer Instinct Central recently sat down with the mind behind these character designs, Kevin Bayliss, to get a bit of insight on how it all began. Bayliss talks about how he acquired the job with Rare, where the inspirations for his designs came from, and even his thoughts on the upcoming Xbox One iteration of Killer Instinct.

The interviewer mentions an interesting tidbit about the KI team having plans for multiple versions of Riptor, who were allegedly genetically modified in some way. KIC goes on to ask about other possible character designs that didn't make it into the first two games, and we even get a look at concept art for a Blanka-like snail fighter that used mucus as a primary method of attack.

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Mago, Zangitan, KoujiKOG. Ryan Hunter, Wolfkrone, Gackt, Jyobin and many more - SSF4 AE v2012 and SFxT match compilations

Ssf4evo has put together quite a few new online match compilations featuring Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Street Fighter X Tekken footage. Players you'll find competing here include MCZ|Mago, Zangitan, Gackt, Jyobin, ProudStrawberry, OS|Ryan Hunter, AGE|Wolfkrone and a ton of others.
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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE 1.9 stream ft. Alex Valle, Marq Teddy, Chris, Aris, Veloc1raptor and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights SE 1.9 stream ft. Alex Valle, Marq Teddy, Chris, Aris, Veloc1raptor and more Updated: Results and archive added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights Summer Edition 1.9 is running tonight, featuring players like LU|Alex Valle, NGL|Marq Teddy, NGL|Chris, ATP|Aris, Veloc1raptor and more. Brackets are available on Level|Up's Challonge website.

It's hosted from Super Arcade in Waltnut, CA if you want to stop by and the main games on the docket will be SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken.

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

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Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #34 ft. NYChrisG, Rico Suave, Sanford Kelly, CD Jr., RayRay and more

Updated: Results and archive added, Next Level Battle Circuit #34 ft. NYChrisG, Rico Suave, Sanford Kelly, CD Jr., RayRay and more Updated: A stream archive and results have been added to the story.

The Next Level Battle Circuit is back with the 34th installment of their weekly tournament, taking place at the Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn, New York. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Injustice are the main titles being played.

Notable players expected to compete tonight include AGE|NYChrisG, EMP|Sanford Kelly, RG|Rico Suave, EMP|CD Jr., RayRay, Flux and more.

You can find the brackets over on The Next Level's Challonge page.

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

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Faster Auto Doubles, Glacius gets a make over and more - Killer Instinct Gamescom 2013 build breakdown

Maximilian has uploaded part 1 of an excellent breakdown discussing the Killer Instinct Gamescom 2013 build. Joined by Double Helix Games' Community Manager, FilthieRich, the two go through the differences between the current version of the game and the EVO 2013 build.

Some of the improvements made include more detail added to Glacius' in-game character design, Auto Doubles being faster now, the maximum stage length being extended and more. Check out the video below.
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