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Five Level Fridays: Gootecks lists the top 5 super moves in fighting games

The first episode of Gootecks' new series entitled Five Level Fridays has been uploaded over on the Fullscreen Arcade YouTube channel. This series entails the selection of specific categories of gaming and picking out the best aspects from it.

Naturally, this first episode deals with fighting games and takes a look at some of the best super moves throughout the genre.
Are there any super moves you feel should have been included on this list or deserve an honorable mention? Let us know which are your favorites below.

Via Gootecks' Twitter. Tip by jme.

Skullgirls - Big Band's early combat concepts including multiple attacks, parry and crouch block

Yesterday, the Skullgirls Crowdfunding was able to raise over $400,000 for DLC for the game, which means we will see the game's first male character Big Band along with a story mode and a stage for him.

Over on the Crowdfunding, Lab Zero has been releasing some early combat concepts including a crouching block state, a parry and two different attacks.


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Darkstalkers Resurrection character tutorials from Combofiend and fLoE

With the recent release of Darkstalkers Resurrection, some big names in the community have been working hard at putting together tutorials for the game to walk you through high level tactics for the cast.

First up, Capcom's Combofiend and Haunts have a new instructional video for Jon Talbain. This is a short but very concise overview of this fighter, covering his movement and attack options.
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Updated: Results and stream archive Level|Up's The Runback 2013 1.5 featuring Alex Valle, AndyOCR, Infrit, Helix and more - UMvC3, KoF13, P4A

Updated: Results and stream archive Level|Up's The Runback 2013 1.5 featuring Alex Valle, AndyOCR, Infrit, Helix and more - UMvC3, KoF13, P4A Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

Level|Up returns tonight with The Runback 2013 1.5 and will be streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Tonight's stream will kick off at 9:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 a.m. GMT. Some of the notable players that are in attendance are LU|Alex Valle, AndyOCR, FA|Infrit, Upa, Helix and more.

The games being featured at tonight's event include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13 and Persona 4 Arena.

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Injustice: Gods Among Us' alternate costumes will be unlocked with an experience system

Injustice: Gods Among Us' alternate costumes will be unlocked with an experience system With images of various alternated costumes being released for Injustice: Gods Among Us, fans have been curious how we would unlock them. Ed Boon gave us a quick hint at the system on Twitter.

RsButcher: We've seen plenty of awesome alternate costumes, but how are they unlocked my friend?

Ed Boon: We gotta great XP system.

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Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 ranked match compilations featuring Wolfkrone, SimSimIV and many more

SSF4Evo is back once again with some more Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 ranked match compilations. This features many high ranked players from Xbox Live including Wolfkrone, SimSimIV and many more.

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IGN's Rewind Theater - Injustice: Gods Among Us - Doomsday trailer - Did you see Superman's destroyed suit?

IGN is back with another Rewind Theater, this time they are focusing on the Doomsday release trailer for Injustice: Gods Among Us. They cover a lot of the background comic related stuff while also covering the history of Doomsday and what's going on in Metropolis.

Note this contains spoilers to the comic's story.

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Updated: Skullgirls' first male character Big Band officially funded along with a stage and story mode

Updated: The Crowfunding is now over $400,00, which means Big Band is fully funded and he will be getting a stage and a story mode.

The Skullgirls Crowdfunding has reached over $375,000 raised, which means we will see the game's first male character Big Band, as DLC after Squigly is finished.

Lab Zero left a message on their Crowdfunding thanking everyone.

Once again, Lab Zero would like to thank you and everyone else that have contributed to this campaign! We are unbelievably grateful to have such devoted and supportive fans, and can’t wait to get this new content into your hands.

Once Big Band’s story mode and stage are funded, we’ll begin releasing information to help you make your decision for the forthcoming Mysterious Character vote, so keep those contributions coming in.

Again, thank you so much for your continued support.


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Challenge Capcom live stream - Play Combofiend and Haunts in Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 and Darkstalkers Resurrection

Challenge Capcom live stream - Play Combofiend and Haunts in Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 and Darkstalkers Resurrection Haunts and Combofiend are starting another episode of their Challenge Capcom stream at around 4:30 p.m. PST.

This weeek they will be playing both Street Fighter X Tekken v2013 and Darkstalkers Resurrection. They will be playing on the Xbox 360 with the gamertag "Capcomfighters1." Additionally they will be giving away Darkstalkers Resurrection codes.

Hit the jump to check out the stream.

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Updated: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale official notes for next week's balance patch

Updated: PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale official notes for next week's balance patch Updated: Part two has been added into the story after the jump. This covers the rest of the cast and the item changes.

Sony Santa Monica's Seth Killian, released part one of the official patch notes for PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royle today, over on the PlayStation Community forums

This patch is being released next week on March 19th and covers the general combat, item and character changes.

Hit the jump to see all of the character item changes.

Hi guys,

This is Seth Killian from Sony Santa Monica. As some of you know, when Zeus and Isaac launch on 3/19, there's also going to be a significant balance and bug-fixing patch going live for All-Stars. I wanted the hardcore players to have a chance to digest some of the upcoming changes in advance, so I'm sharing these notes with you before they go live in the game next week.

xoxo,
Seth

General Combat Changes:
--- Characters can not Block or Evade until frame 5 after landing during an air attack; Previously they were able to do so on the first frame if landing during air attacks
--- Characters have been standardized to not be able to Super until frame 12 after landing during an air attack
--- While blocking a hit while already in Block Hit reaction, character’s X velocity no longer gets set to zero

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ChrisG to pick up Fei Long in SSF4 AE v2012 - new trend in U.S. players taking top tier?

ChrisG to pick up Fei Long in SSF4 AE v2012 - new trend in U.S. players taking top tier? AGE|NYChrisG left an interesting note on Twitter describing how he felt when he used Fei Long during the most recent Next Level Battle Circuit #10 Tournament, saying he has decided to take the character much more seriously.

AGE|NYChrisG: For one of the first times using Fei Long, I did good. I will be picking him up seriously.

This has become somewhat of a recent trend with U.S. based Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 players, with EG|PR Rog picking up Fei Long as well.

ChrisG didn't say he would swap Sakura for him, he simply stated that he would take the character (Fei Long) seriously.

EG|Justin Wong recently talked about his interest with Adon, and AGE|Flash Metroid also has moved on to Akuma. As such, picking top tiers in SSF4 AE v2012 seems to be more of a trend lately for players based in the U.S.

Considering ChrisG's ability to pick up new characters and do extremely well with them, along with his strong fighting game skills — how do you think he will stack up with the competition when using Fei Long? Also, what are your opinions on the new trend of using top tier characters? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

Ed Boon: Thinking about possibility for Injustice on PC - nobody asked for Mortal Kombat 9 on PC

Ed Boon: Thinking about possibility for Injustice on PC - nobody asked for Mortal Kombat 9 on PC Ed Boon jumped on Twitter and answered a few questions that deal with both the PC versions of Injustice: Gods Among Us and Mortal Kombat 9. Not entirely ruling out the possibility of a PC version of Injustice, Ed Boon says he's thinking about it. However when asked about Mortal Kombat 9, Ed Boon replied that, "nobody wanted it."

Rron007: Do you have any plans on relasing Injustice on PC?

Ed Boon: Thinking about it.

PhilJWoodward: How come MK9 never made it to PC?

Ed Boon: Because nobody wanted it...#LetThe$hitStormBegin

Would you like to see a PC version of Injustice in the near future? What about a PC version of Mortal Kombat? Share your thoughts below.

Via Boon's Twitter.

Ono: Chances of Street Fighter EX 4 are very small, Poison's popularity being considered for future SF titles

Recently on Twitter Ono has been answering questions involving many things such as the possibilities of brand new fighting games, another installment in the Street Fighter EX series, and even Poison's popularity among the fans. His answers are provided below with the charm of his funny grammar:

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Injustice Battle Arena videos: Batman vs. Wonder Woman, Flash vs. Joker, Aquaman vs. Green Lantern and Superman vs. Green Arrow

The latest Injustice: Gods Among Us battle arena videos are up. The quarter-finals features Batman vs. Wonder Woman, Flash vs. Joker, Aquaman vs. Green Lantern and Superman vs. Green Arrow. To see all of the videos, hit the jump.

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Updated: Results and stream archive Wednesday Night Fights 2013 #1.5 featuring Alex Valle, AndyOCR, Marq Teddy - SSF4 AE v2012, SFxT v2013

Updated: Results and stream archive Wednesday Night Fights 2013 #1.5  featuring Alex Valle, AndyOCR, Marq Teddy - SSF4 AE v2012, SFxT v2013 Updated: The results and stream archive have been added into the story after the jump.

Level|Up is back tonight and will be streaming Wednesday Night Fights 2013 1.5 live from Super Arcade in Walnut, California. Tonight's stream will kick off at 9:30 p.m. PDT / 4:30 a.m. GMT. Some of the notable players that are in attendance are LU|Alex Valle, AndyOCR, Marq Teddy, Veloc1raptor and more

Tonight, they will be streaming, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Hit the jump to check out the stream

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Review Roundup for Darkstalkers Resurrection - Official Xbox Magazine, CCC, EuroGamer and more

Review Roundup for Darkstalkers Resurrection - Official Xbox Magazine, CCC, EuroGamer and more With the release of Darkstalkers Resurrection earlier this week for both the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3, many fans are enjoying the game. However, some people are still unsure about purchasing another Capcom re-make of an older game.

We wanted do another review roundup to let you know what the critics around the web are saying about the game.

Cheat Code Central - 82
Eurogamer - 80
Metro GameCentral - 80
Meristation - 80
Official Xbox Magazine - 80
3DJuegos - 78
LaPS3 - 75
Vandal Online - 75
GameOver - 70

Already picked up the game? Let us know how you're liking it or not liking it in the comment section below.

Weekly event listings March 15 - 21, 2013

Weekly event listings March 15 - 21, 2013 If you have an event you'd like to submit, you can add it into the Events area of the forums or you can send it in via the Contact Us form.

• Osaka, Japan: Daigo Umehara Battle Tour 2013! Special Charity Event - 3rd stop, March 16. You can find a live stream for this event on UStream.

• Walnut, California: Versus Mayhem Vol.5 UMvC3, SSF4 AE v2012, P4A 3v3 at SuperArcade, March 16. A live stream will be available on Twitch TV.

• Laveen, Arizona: Team hAZmat's hAZbats season 4.3, March 16 - 17. You can find a live stream on their TwitchTV channel.

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