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'We would love to make like a Marvel fighting game or a Marvel vs. D.C.' — Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon talked with Marvel about making a fighter

Marvel heroes and villains duking it out in fighting games isn't exactly a new concept. We've typically seen Capcom implement Marvel's characters in their "Marvel vs. Capcom" series.

Much to the disappointment of fans, there's never been an attempt at a "Marvel vs. D.C. Universe" type of fighting game. Still, Ed Boon's recent comments during Game Informer's 166 Rapid-Fire Questions session were certainly very interesting.

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'There's been a big Capcom fighting game released every couple of years...' — Maximilian discusses what could be looming in 2019 for Capcom fighters

After Kage was announced and released as Season 4's first — and currently only — DLC, Capcom has been noticeably silent about future content that doesn't relate to stages or costumes. Strangely, Capcom has no plans to offer a season pass for 2019.

Back in 2016, it was indicated by Capcom that they plan to support Street Fighter 5 until 2020. Still, statements from Capcom's UK community manager does leave room for hope and speculation, but we still don't know what's going on when it comes to Capcom's fighting games. Maximilian recently uploaded a video that discusses this subject.

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An interesting perspective on the evolution of tier lists, fictitious play, and a case for why mid tier characters are more useful than you'd think

Be it on Twitter, reddit, podcasts, or a long car ride to a far-away event, we in the fighting game community love us some tier list discussion. That said, we oft get hung up on the same, tired approaches that often devolve into low-resolution arguments about why the characters we use aren't as good as others perceive them to be.

From there we'll do some complaining about top tiers, a bit less about bottom tiers, and then ultimately wind up getting nowhere new. Perhaps it's time for a slightly different perspective that very well might inspire some new conversation from fresh angles?

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Soul Calibur 6 and Street Fighter 5 currently trail all other EVO 2019 titles in registration numbers according to recent Mr. Wizard tweet

We're still a good four months away from EVO 2019 but the registration numbers race rages on, but it seems one of the expected front runners is not quite living up to expectations.

Street Fighter 5 has headlined EVO every year since its release in 2016, (it even garnered more thank 5,000 entrants in its inaugural year) but according to a recent tweet from tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, we find that it currently sits in dead last in terms of registrant count.

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The good and the bad of frequent patching in fighting games; Sajam offers insight on this double-edged sword

Gaming in general has seen a massive shift towards regular developer support beyond launch in recent years, and the fighting game community finds itself dealing with an interesting issue as a result.

In this current age of seemingly constant amendment and patch updates, the fine line between giving a game enough room to breathe and trying to dot and cross every "i" and "t" is emerging as fairly difficult to find.

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How often should fighting games receive balance updates, how far should Mortal Kombat Fatalities push the envelope, and how good is Punk?

You've got dirty dishes and long car rides, we've got podcasts to get you through them. This week we're putting Mortal Kombat, Samurai Shodown, and Street Fighter 5 in the spotlight as all three have been fairly prominent in the news as of late.

With less than a month to go before MK11 drops, we're getting more and more simultaneously awesome and gruesome footage, but we're also hearing more people take issue with the gratuitous gore than perhaps ever before.

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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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