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Amaterasu! Amaterasu everywhere! - Clockw0rk, MarlinePie and Viscant run UMvC3 sets against Moons

BrokenTier has done it again, and by "it", I mean bringing us some stellar Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 sets. Last week, we saw some KaneBlueRiver, BT|MarlinPie, TA|Moons and Zak Bennett action.

Today, we have some more top level talent, as TA|Moons runs sets against BT|Clockw0rk, BT|MarlinPie and BT|Viscant. Interestingly enough, the former three players listed here all have Amaterasu on their team. It's truly awesome to see how each of these great UMvC3 players utilizes Ammy in their own way, in order to snag the victory.

To get you started, we have a first to 3 set between Moons and Clockw0rk.
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Poll: Do you think the Guard Power Gauge and Guard Crushes should be implemented in Ultra Street Fighter 4?

Poll: Do you think the Guard Power Gauge and Guard Crushes should be implemented in Ultra Street Fighter 4? Evil Geniuses' Ricky Ortiz recently brought up an interesting subject over on Twitter about what he'd most like to see make a return in Street Fighter. Ortiz stated that if he could ask for one thing to be added to the game, it would be the return of the Guard Power Gauge.

Ricky feels that this would add another level to the already solid ground game established in traditional Street Fighter games.

As a quick recap, the Guard Power Gauge is a meter that starts off as full, and blocking opponent attacks causes it to decrease incrementally. Once the meter is fully depleted, a Guard Crush will occur, causing you to go into a fully vulnerable dizzy state.

This got us thinking about how the implementation of a guard meter and Guard Crushes could potentially affect Capcom's upcoming update, Ultra Street Fighter 4. We'd like to get our readers' opinions on this matter, so we've set up a poll that will allow you to voice your thoughts.

The poll features a standard "Yes" and "No" answer selection, but we've also given you the option to choose "Add a different feature", if you feel something other than the guard meter should be make its way into USF4.

Do you think the Guard Power Gauge and Guard Crushes should be implemented in Ultra Street Fighter 4?

Hit the jump to cast your vote, and feel free to explain why you feel so in the comments below.

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Felicia Day and brother Ryon learn the intricacies of Super Smash Bros. in this week's episode of Co-Optitude

Felicia Day and brother Ryon learn the intricacies of Super Smash Bros. in this week's episode of Co-Optitude Every so often, we here at EventHubs like to share something with our readers that is a bit more on the humorous side of life. Luckily for us, this week's episode of Co-Optitude features the original Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 64.

For those of you who've never seen it, Co-Optitude is an internet show in which Felicia Day and her brother Ryon sit down to play classic video games. They aren't exactly the best at any of these titles, so don't expect to see any mind-blowing skill demonstrated here.

Having said that, this may be the highest level Super Smash Bros. play we've ever seen... Okay, that's not true, but it is most certainly entertaining.

There's quite a bit of language NSFW here, however, most of it gets bleeped out.

If you don't find this episode funny, well, I'll just have to sit and wonder what the Fox wrong with you. Hit the jump to check out the ridiculousness that is Ryon and Felicia Day trying their hands at Super Smash Bros.

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Capcom Cup date and location revealed - the world's best will compete on December 14, in Burlingame, California

Capcom Cup date and location revealed - the world's best will compete on December 14, in Burlingame, California Capcom Fighters has just uploaded an official trailer for the end-of-the-year tournament, the Capcom Cup. This video divulges new information on the event itself, and the qualifiers leading up to it.

It has been revealed that the Capcom Cup will be taking place on December 14, 2013, in Burlingame, California. The tournament is set to begin at 10 a.m. PDT / 1 p.m. EDT / 6 p.m. GMT.

The remaining Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 qualifiers are as follows:

• Tokyo Game Show Mad Catz tournament: September 22, 2013 - Chiba, Japan
• Play Expo: October 12 - 13, 2013 - Manchester UK
• Shadowloo Showdown 2013: October 12 - 13, 2013 - Flemington, Australia
• Korea Asia qualifier: October 19. 2013 - Seoul, Korea
• Taiwan Asia qualifier: October 26, 2013 - Location TBA
• Singapore Asia qualifier: November 2, 2013 - Tough Cookie Gaming Cafe
• Asia Finals: November 8 - 10, 2013 - Razer Singapore HQ

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'Naughty student and teacher' School Uniforms in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate now available on Xbox Live - screenshots and trailer

Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate players can get their hands on a fresh batch of downloadable costumes today over on Xbox Live. The School Uniforms, described as "naughty student and teacher" outfits, can be downloaded for $1.99 USD each and feature alternate attire for Helena, Kasumi, Leifang, Ayane, Lisa, Christie, Rachel, Mila, Hitomi, Tina, Kokoro and Momiji.

If buying them individually isn't your bag, you can also purchase the entire set in one pack for $12.99 USD. Check out a few of the images below, but be sure to hit the jump for more screens and a trailer to see these costumes in action.

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Evolution of the tiers: A look back at how the Street Fighter 4 series tier rankings have changed over time

Tiers are an intensely discussed subject in the fighting game community. Opinions differ wildly from character to character, from match up to match up, as far as how strong — or weak — each individual fighter is.

We thought it would be interesting to take a look back at the various tier rankings we'll compiled for the Street Fighter 4 series through the years, starting from vanilla, and working our way up to the current release, SSF4 AE v2012.

The perception here is probably more interesting than any presumed reality, because tier lists are of course known to change — considerably — over time.

As such, one could easily make a sound argument that character XYZ wasn't rated correctly. Instead it's more interesting to see the perceptions that people had about these characters when these lists were made.

Some fighters have actually seen drops in the tier listings in every version they've been in, and one particular fighter has seen an increase in his tier rankings in every release. To see all of these details and more, hit the jump.

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FGC member starts charity tournament after 3-month-old son passes away - Capcom, Sega and BrokenTier sign up to help

Ian "E-Dawg" Donmoyer is a member of the fighting game community in New Mexico, who plays multiple titles from UMvC3, SSF4 AE v2012 to VF5 FS.

On December 18, 2011, his son James was born, but sadly after just three months, he passed away. James had a rare but serious congenital heart defect - the most common birth defect in newborns, of which 1 in 100 are born with - called hypoplastic left heart syndrome, or HLHS.

His death could have been prevented.

After a lot of pain and wondering what to do next, Donmoyer decided to organize a charity event that would combine his love of video games, and aid a cause that would honor his son.

The Art of Fighting will take place in Albuquerque, New Mexico on September 27-28, 2013. This is an art exhibit and video game competition.

All of the proceeds will benefit two charities: The Save Babies Through Screening Foundation and the March of Dimes New Mexico Chapter, who are fighting to save children's lives and spread awareness about congenital heart defects. Hit the jump to read more.

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Guilty Gear pachinko artwork gives possible look at upcoming Xrd -SIGN- character designs

A user by the name of Tenj|n over on Dustloop recently made a post over on the forum that discussed what could be a possible look at some upcoming Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- character designs. Concept illustrations that come from a Guilty Gear pachinko machine, (a Japanese attraction that somewhat works like a pinball machine), were found available as a virtual purchase online a few months back.

These images show off many of the characters from the Guilty Gear franchise, and interestingly enough, the illustrations for Sol Badguy, Ky, Millia, May and Chipp very closely resemble their current GG Xrd -SIGN- character models. This is in no way a confirmation that the other characters included in this batch of concept art will be in Xrd -SIGN- or that these represent their upcoming character models, however, these very well could give us a look at what is set to appear in Arc System Works' next fighter.

Some of the characters that are among the artwork below include Dizzy, Zappa, Slayer, Bridget and more.

There are a slew of images for you to look over, so check out the ones below to get you started and hit the jump to continue on.

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Double's hitbox is slightly taller than Big Band's, new move animations and footage of Skullgirls' 2nd DLC character

During last week's Salty Cupcakes stream, Lab Zero's Mike Z returned to show off the latest work-in-progress of Skullgirls' next DLC character, Big Band. The current iteration of Big Band features multiple new normal move animations, and full color of his character model as he stands idle.

There are some interesting bits of information dropped in this archive, including the comparative size of Big Band and Double's hitboxes. Although Big Band is seemingly the tallest character in the game, Double's hitbox actually stands slightly taller, which you can see in the image below.


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Also, standing Heavy Punch will be changed from a normal attack that uses a large drum, to one that will utilize the large saxophone on his back. Additionally, jumping down + Heavy Kick and forward + Heavy Kick will be converted into special moves, due to the immense size of the attacks.

The Big Band footage kicks off at around 00:10:20 in the stream archive. Hit the jump to check it out.

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Mr. Kimokoan's classy Dudley, Ixion90's #1 Dan and Rico Suave's masterful Abel - SSF4 AE v2012 highlight reels

MrKimokoan, known for his very flashy Dudley play, brings us a great montage of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 footage. Highlighting a profusion of crazy moments from online bouts, Kimokoan's video showcases some excellent mixups, combos, resets and more.
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'Do a Barrel Roll! Try a somersault!' - Attack on Top Tier: Incredible SSBM Fox combo video by SilentWolf

It is not often that we get an amazing Super Smash Bros. combo video sent in to us, but earlier this week, luckily, we had just that. Focusing mainly on Fox and his incredible movement, this video shows us why he was such a threat in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Content creator SilentWolf444 put together this compilation of footage that showcases numerous intricate set ups and combos, many of which lead to a knock out. There are also a few clips thrown in that feature SilentWolf444 pulling off some of this tech in actual tournament matches.

Overall, this is a great video from top to bottom. If you're a Smash fan, you should definitely check out the madness that is this Fox combo video.
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Capcom Fighting Evolution makes its way to PSN tomorrow as PS2 Classic

Capcom Fighting Evolution makes its way to PSN tomorrow as PS2 Classic Fighting game fans, rejoice; we will be receiving another Capcom classic fighter over on the PlayStation Network. Joining Capcom vs. SNK 2 as a PlayStation 2 Classic, Capcom Fighting Evolution will be available for purchase tomorrow on PS3 in North America.

Known for not being the most balanced game in Capcom's repertoire, Capcom Fighting Evolution takes characters from five different titles and pits them against each other in 2D combat. The fighters represented here include Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3, Darkstalkers, Street Fighter Alpha and Red Earth.

Since this is hitting the market as a PS2 Classic, this will be an identical port and will not feature revamped graphics or online play of any sort. However, this download will work wonders for those of you who'd like to get some local matches going, or perhaps want to try your hand at a retro combo video or two.

Will you be purchasing Capcom Fighting Evolution when it drops on the PlayStation Network tomorrow?

Hit the jump to check out a trailer for the original PlayStation 2 release.

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Dieminion: Guile can win almost every match up in SSF4 AE v2012 using only a solid ground game

Dieminion: Guile can win almost every match up in SSF4 AE v2012 using only a solid ground game Empire Arcadia's own Kevin "Dieminion" Landon recently took to Twitter to share his opinion on Guile's potential in Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade v2012. Landon feels that Guile has the ability to win nearly every match up in SSF4 AE v2012 using only a solid ground game.

He continues on to say that jumping forward against an opponent is used mainly for a counter attack, or to throw an airborne opponent.

Being that Kevin is one of the best Guile players in the nation, (arguably the best in the world), it's safe to say he may know what he's talking about here.

What do you think of Dieminion's statement? Do you think Guile really has the tools to properly combat the majority of the characters on the SSF4 AE v2012 roster?

All of you Guile players out there in EventHubs land, please feel free to chime in. Even if you don't play as the Family Man, leave your thoughts in the comments below.

Hit the jump to check out EMP|Dieminion's tweet.

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The Fall Classic results and stream archive ft. Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Flocker, Yipes and more

The Fall Classic results and stream archive ft. Xian, Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Flocker, Yipes and more Updated: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive for The Fall Classic 2013.

The Fall Classic 2013 is beginning today and is set to run all weekend. A plethora of games will be played at this event including Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate, and many more.

A ton of top level talent is expected to compete here, including DM|Xian, EG|Justin Wong, AGE|NYChrisG, coL|Filipino Champ, EG|PR Balrog, EMP|Flocker, BT|Angelic, EMP|IFC Yipes, WolfKrone and many others.

Additionally, the Double Helix Games guys will be in attendance with the current build of Killer Instinct playable to the public.

Team Spooky and Bifuteki are providing the live streaming services this time around, which can be found after the jump.

For a full breakdown of the event, you can check out our tournament preview, here.

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EVO 2014 to be played on Xbox 360 systems

EVO 2014 to be played on Xbox 360 systems During The Fall Classic 2013, a trailer was played for next year's EVO which showed that the upcoming tournament would be played on Xbox 360s.

There have been numerous complaints about PlayStation 3 lag, and it appears the EVO staff has took the suggestion to change to Xbox 360s to heart, and switched up the main consoles the tournament games will be played on.

The next generation consoles are coming out as well, so any new fighting games released between now and then will be played on those soon to be released machines. As for the current crop of titles, it sounds like the Xbox 360 has become the system of choice for many of the games in the FGC.

EVO 2014 will take place once again in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 11-13, 2014. It will be held at the LVH Casino.

You can find the announcement trailer after the jump.

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