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PlayStation State of Play stream now live

Update: The stream is now live. Catch it after the jump.

Earlier: Last year, Sony cancelled their yearly PlayStation Experience event. They also announced that they will not have a presence at E3 this year for the first time since the event's beginning back in 1995.

Luckily though, this doesn't mean that we won't be getting announcements about games throughout the year. Sony has announced that their first "State of Play" stream will begin today at 2:00 p.m. PDT / 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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Hideaki Itsuno almost left Capcom after DmC: Devil May Cry but a wish list of DMC5 and potential fighting games got him to stay

Hideaki Itsuno has been at Capcom for almost 25 years now, and though he is widely known as the series director for Devil May Cry, he first rose the ranks through some of the company's most notable fighting games.

The ill-fated reboot of DmC: Devil May Cry back in 2013 saw Itsuno join Ninja Theory as a Supervising Director though that role may have led him to almost put in his resignation according to Dante's long-time voice actor.

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Here's why Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime is a bigger badass than you know, and why we're going to be extra sad to see him go

Reggie Fils-Aime will be retiring in just under a month's time, but Nintendo of America's President and Chief Operating Officer is leaving behind a legacy that few in the gaming world can even begin to compare with, and there's a good chance that you don't even know half the story.

Did You Know Gaming? has devoted an entire episode to the charismatic face of Nintendo for the better part of the last two decades, and it's absolutely eye opening to discover all the incredible successes under Fils-Aime's belt.

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The FGC's reactions and memes about Google's Stadia

Yesterday, Google unveiled their Stadia video game streaming service.

As you might imagine, many fighting game community members had some reactions to this new announcement. More importantly, some amusing memes have also developed.

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Google Stadia probably won't mean much to the fighting game community any time soon... probably

Google's Stadia was a hype announcement today for gamers all over the globe. The idea of streaming a title at 4K or even 8K resolution with state of the art hardware sounds like a dream, but for how the fighting game community traditionally experiences these titles — it could turn into a nightmare.

Competitive fighting game players are notorious for doing anything and everything they can to reduce latency in fighting games, and can get very upset when they see things like Street Fighter 5's notorious 7.9 frames of input lag, and this is where the problems start to arise with Google's new streaming service.

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Google announces Stadia video game streaming service

During their Game Developer's Conference Keynote, Google announced their new Stadia video game streaming service which can instantly access games through computers or almost any smart device available.

The massive data and development company is completely side-stepping the standard gaming console space by releasing their own powerful streaming service using their powerful data centers all around the world offering 4k resolution, 60 frames per second and low latency experiences.

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Devil May Cry 5 receives awesome guest artwork from legendary Street Fighter / fighting game artists Shinkiro, Ikeno and Bengus

Devil May Cry 5 has been out for around a week now with praise being showered upon it from critics and fans alike which has even Capcom saying they're back in business though there was some equally awesome art produced for the game that will now be quite difficult to get your hands on.

Two of Devil May Cry 5's limited edition bundles in Japan came with exclusive artwork from other Capcom artists, most of whom are best known for their works for Street Fighter titles or other fighting games.

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How many characters should fighting games have in their base rosters here in the age of such prolific DLC?

The landscape of gaming has changed remarkably in recent years as downloadable content has become a mainstay for almost every title, and regular practice of expanding fighting game rosters after initial launch means that our particular genre is especially affected.

A recent video from TrueUnderDawgGaming explores this concept with the upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 at the center focal point, comparing it to other titles like Street Fighter 5, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, and Tekken 7 to see if any kind of modern standard emerges in the way of release date character count.

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Maximilian has passed the 1,000,000 subscriber benchmark on YouTube; watch his reaction as it happened right here

After eight years and thousands of videos, fighting game community content creator Maximilian has garnered over 1,000,000 subscribers on his YouTube channel.

Indeed seldom does a week go by where you won't see at least one video from the prominent streamer here on EventHubs, and today we'd simply like to share with you moment that Max passed this incredible benchmark.

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What's the likelihood of new characters and new V-Skills being revealed at Final Round? Chances for Marvel vs. Capcom 4 get better and more

This weekend's Final Round 2019 will officially set this year's Capcom Pro Tour in motion, and not only are we excited to see what top tier talents from all over the globe bring to the table, but also for what new reveals and information drops Capcom will likely have in store.

The general feel around Street Fighter 5 has left players in a bit of a weird spot since December's update as none of us have much of an idea of what to expect for the game's immediate and long term future.

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ESPN announces Collegiate Esports Championship featuring Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Overwatch, Starcraft 2, Hearthstone and more

eSports have become one of the breakout markets of the 21st century to the point that universities and even the Olympics committees are looking to expand their teams and horizons to include video games on their roster now or in the near future.

ESPN announced plans that will likely cement that relationship further with a new college championship series focused solely on some of the biggest eSports games in the business including fighting game representation.

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'The games of EVO 2019... and the drama...' Maximilian takes a closer look at the titles that are, and aren't, going to be at EVO this year

We had some expectations for the EVO lineup this year, but when Mr. Wizard and MarkMan unveiled the nine titles that will be at the big dance in 2019, we're confident in saying that no one's prediction docket was 100% accurate.

With as many fighting games as are floating around these days, it's innately difficult to try to whittle down the "most deserving" ones to be featured at EVO. There are simply too many factors and potential angles from which to look at things to hammer down a concrete list for such purposes.

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Update: From Marvel vs. Capcom to Viewtiful Joe, which version of Dante do you like best in this Devil May Cry visual history?

Update: We've closed both of our polls, so you can see after the jump which version of Dante people like best from the main Devil May Cry series and spin-off / crossover games.

Devil May Cry originally began production as an early version of Resident Evil 4 though it would soon shift into its own series that would go on to create a new genre that, like fighting games, also has a focus on combos and style.

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Vegeta as Sonic, Vanilla Ice as Sub-Zero, Rocket Raccoon as Bradley Cooper, BossLogic cannot be stopped

It's always a good day when new creations from BossLogic pop up, and we've rounded up a handful of his more recent art pieces to share with you.

We could spend some time trying to qualify his talents, but the Australian artist recently got a shout out from actor Jake Gyllenhaal during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for one of his pieces involving the Spider-Man: Far From Home star.

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'Capcom is back!' - CEO proclaims following Devil May Cry 5's incredibly positive reviews

Capcom is looking to have one of its best financial years ever following Monster Hunter World smashing records for the company last year and two of their strongest titles releasing to start out 2019.

Resident Evil 2's remake finally came out in January with near universal praise from survival horror fans and new players alike selling over 3 million copies shortly after launch, and now Capcom looks poised to do the same again.

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Prominent fighting game community streamer Twitch account hacked, bank accounts threatened

If you're an EventHubs regular, there's an exceedingly good chance you've seen us share Vesper Arcade's video content here on the site. We regret to share the news that regular FGC streamer and content creator's Twitch account has been hacked.

This actually occurred while Vesper was in the middle of a live streaming session on Sunday evening. "My account was taken over, and because of that bad things happened," he notes in his video update on the matter.

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Victrix Pro laser etches custom stick art for Jebailey and Justin Wong, and it's wonderfully satisfying to watch

As of March 2nd Victrix has opened pre-orders for the all new Victrix Pro Fight Stick, and more and more fans have been singing its praises on social media platforms.

The $350 arcade stick aims to become the new standard for fighting game hardware with seemingly all the quality of life bells and whistles a competitor could ask for.

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