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Update: What are the best and most impactful fighting games to release this decade?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll below to see which games our readers believe to be the best / most impactful games of the 2010's.

December is upon us which means that there's only one month left in this entire decade that's been the biggest and most important eras in fighting game history. Today, the genre feels larger than ever before following the mostly quiet times of the 2000's before Street Fighter 4's release.

There's been so many fighting games that have come out in the last 10 years that many fans probably either forgot about or thought came out more than 10 years ago, so we've put together a giant poll to ask everyone what they think were the absolute best of the best and most impactful — from (Super) Street Fighter 4 all the way to Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown.

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Victrix Pro AF Headset review - Excellent quality makes up for missing features

Victrix has been in the business of making "high-end" video game accessories for a few years now including their impressive fight sticks. Their products reach far beyond the fighting game community too.

We were recently given the opportunity to review Victrix's new Pro AF headset which is made to be a more streamlined version of their $300 Pro AF active noise cancelling set minus a few bells and whistles.

The new Pro AF headset is still not a cheap or entry-level product with its retail price of $180, so is it worth the price of admission when there are similarly priced options that include more features?

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BlazBlue series producer would welcome the chance to work with the Marvel or D.C. intellectual properties

According to Gearnuke, BlazBlue series producer, Toshimichi Mori, is apparently a big fan of the Marvel and D.C. universes. So much so that he would welcome an opportunity to work with either intellectual property.

Gearnuke had the opportunity to ask him some questions during Arc REVO America 2019. This had him talking about which intellectual properties he would be interested in working with.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently has more entrants than all other games combined for EVO Japan 2020

EVO Japan 2020 will be taking place during the weekend of January 24-26. The titles that are receiving main stage treatment are BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Samurai Shodown, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Soul Calibur 6, and Tekken 7.

Funnily enough, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate currently has more entrants than the other five games put together. According to AceKingOffsuit, the current number of Smash entrants sits at around 2,940.

Meanwhile, all other games combined have about 1,840 registered to compete. Do keep in mind that this isn't accounting for those that are signed up for multiple games.

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Happy Thanksgiving from the EventHubs Crew!

It's Thanksgiving, folks! The time for eating all of the turkey and mashed potatoes you can stomach, avoiding relatives you haven't seen in years, and playing long sets against your best friends and rivals is upon us yet again.

Each year, we here at EventHubs like to take the opportunity to send out our best holiday wishes to the myriad of people all over the world who allow us to continue doing what we love day in and day out. On behalf of the entire EventHubs crew, a big, happy Thanksgiving to all!

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NPD releases top-selling fighting games of this generation where NetherRealm dominates while Street Fighter and Tekken are absent

This current console generation is close to coming to an end with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett due for release a year from now, but the Xbox One and especially PlayStation 4 helped shepard in the follow up to the return of fighting games from the prior decade.

The NPD Group, which tracks video game hardware and software sales in the United States, has released the top-selling 'head to head fighting games' to appear on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this whole generation with some interesting results — namely how dominant Mortal Kombat and Dragon Ball are.

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Update: Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, arcade sticks, Power Rangers and much more: Fighting game Black Friday deals for 2019

Update: Steam's Autumn sale is going on now offering some great fighting game deals and season pass discounts which we've added to the story along with Razer's Black Friday deals.

It's coming. A week later than normal this year, but it's coming fast. Black Friday is fast approaching, and since companies have a hard time looking at the calendar, most of their deals are already revealed or have even started early.

Fighting games have seen some pretty big releases this year by way of Mortal Kombat 11, the previously best-selling game of 2019, plus Samurai Shodown among others, and they're going to be discounted more than 50 percent at some retailers alongside dozens of other good deals that we've compiled.

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Why I think there's a chance Capcom reveals a new fighting game at Capcom Cup this year

Given the eight months to start 2019 wherein we didn't get any major DLC for Street Fighter 5, the Capcom fighting game community has been widely focused on what's coming to the Capcom Pro Tour's main title here in the final two months of the year. That said, I think there's a case to be made we very well might see something outside the realm of Street Fighter.

This is all really just a reading of the tea leaves, and I'd be remiss not to point out that Capcom has proven to be particularly unpredictable in recent years. Now that my option select is in place, let's take a look at said tea leaves and see if you don't see the same potential in them.

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Street Fighter: Duel is a new mobile game from Tencent... which is looking quite similar to a very different game

Mobile video game developers have been trying to tap into the fighting game audience for some time now, and have started making some headway in recent times with some actually decent titles like the King of Fighters: All-Star and Skullgirls mobile.

Chinese company Tencent is recently showed off its newest venture by teaming up with Capcom to make Street Fighter: Duel as a team-based RPG for the world warriors. It also may have an element or two that probably looks very familiar to fans of Japanese RPGs.

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Cosplayer recreates Captain America's Marvel vs. Capcom sprite in hilariously accurate fashion for Tokyo Comic Con 2019

Alright. I admit it. These cosplays are getting pretty crazy out there now and also pretty silly with the amount of creativity that people are putting into their big costumed projects.

Tokyo Comic Con 2019 is currently going on in Japan this weekend, and Kenchan is attending in one of the best Marvel vs. Capcom cosplays we've ever seen considering he's dressed up as Captain America's old sprite — which is quite the sight to behold in motion.

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Google Stadia is now available... sort of, Samurai Shodown available free for Pro subscribers

It's a pretty rare occurrence to see a major corporate entity enter the gaming hardware space for the first time in the 21st century, yet here we are with perhaps the biggest attempt to get game streaming from the cloud into the hands of the mainstream audience.

Less than a year since it's initial reveal, Google Stadia servers are now open for business allowing players to access almost two dozen games including popular fighting game titles like Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown — now if only it were all that simple and easy...

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Is it finally time for Street Fighter to add a guest character from outside of the franchise to one of its main series games?

A common trend we've been seeing in the world of fighting games lately is the addition of guest characters. In recent years, major competitive fighting titles have gone about bringing in contenders from outside of their own series as playable characters (often as DLC), and doing so tends to generate excitement from fans, as well as bring something unique to the table.

Despite several triple-A fighting games taking the plunge and bringing in guests, one popular franchise has yet to follow in the footsteps of its competitors. Street Fighter has not yet had a guest character — excluding Final Fight as they share the same universe — join the playable cast of one of its main numbered titles, but is it about time for that to change?

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Update: X019 Inside Xbox live stream scheduled for 12 p.m. PT with new game announcements and potential Project Scarlett information

Update: The Inside Xbox stream is now live. Watch it with us here.

E3 has generally been seen as the biggest video gaming event of the year for well over two decades now, but big publishers and developers are starting to embrace the idea of running their own shows to reveal what's coming next to their platforms.

Miscrosoft is hosting their X019 with the Xbox FanFest this year in London, England where the company is scheduled to host a special Inside Xbox live stream event — stated to be the biggest one ever — beginning today, November 14, at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET.

New game announcements are confirmed to be a part of the streamed event alongside some possible details about the next generation system, Project Scarlett, which is due out in 2020.

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Daigo got beat up for defeating opponent at the arcades in his youth, wouldn't be where he is today if he didn't face his fear of going back

Gaming in your own home is quite a bit different than how it was back in the old days at arcades. By defeating random strangers, you ran the risk of getting beaten up if they became frustrated enough.

And this is exactly what happened to CYG|Daigo Umehara when he was 13. After beating an opponent that was in his 20s several times in a row at some fighting game, that individual's temper broke and he began to punch Daigo in the face.

As transcribed by FGC Translated, Daigo's decision following this has had a direct correlation on where he is today as a pro fighting game competitor.

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Fighting game legend Justin Wong receives exceptional Marvel vs. Capcom 2-themed artwork as a wedding gift

The fighting game community is growing up as several top players have been taking big life steps in recent times. RB|Bonchan recently became a father to twins, while CYG|Fuudo got married to Japanese model Yuka Kuramochi just last week.

After becoming a father earlier this year, fighting game legend Justin Wong has now tied the knot. To commemorate the occasion, Capcom employee and prominent FGC member Mama Dao gifted Wong and his family an incredible Marvel vs. Capcom 2-themed art piece.

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Here's why EventHubs posts the kind of content that we do, how we've evolved over the last 10 years, and what we'd like to see in the future

A little something different today as we're serving as a hub that leads back to... the same hub. In any case, welcome to EventHubsception as Offcast has conducted an interview with EH President, Jon "Catalyst" Grey, about the evolution, choices, and inner workings of our site.

Catalyst offers an inside look at how we go about reporting and sharing here at EventHubs, noting why we tend to post the kind of content that we do, and why we tend to avoid certain subjects if at all possible.

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New Sonic the Hedgehog trailer shows off improved redesign, former head of Sonic Team Yuji Naka shares his thoughts on changes

When the first Sonic the Hedgehog film trailer dropped earlier in 2019, pretty much everyone around the world had the same reaction at the same time: what the hell am I looking at? Most of the ire was directed towards Sonic's nightmarish looks in the movie which the movie studio did not ignore.

Paramount Pictures ended up delaying the release of Sonic's big-screen debut to redesign the Sega mascot to be more traditional, and today the studio released a brand new trailer to showcase the new look along with a lot more footage we hadn't seen before.

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