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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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Report: Echo Fox has been disbanded, player and staff status is currently unknown

After tumultuous 2018 and 2019 seasons, eSports team Echo Fox is reportedly no more. The status of their players and staff members is currently up in the air.

There's been no confirmation by an official spokesman yet, but losing their League of Legends Championship Series slot may have been the final nail in the coffin of this once massive team.

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Capcom has restructured the development organization of their fighting games

The world of fighting games appears to be evolving more and more rapidly as increasing speeds of information travel, a flux in the frequency and capabilities of live streaming, and a general march towards eSports have made any kind of moss growth impossible.

Capcom is doing what they can to keep up with the times, and a statement from the company's latest IR Report update informs stockholders that the creators of Street Fighter are altering their approaches to fighting game development.

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Razer Raion Fightpad review: A high-quality controller where precision is everything

Razer recently released their latest fighting game peripheral, the Raion Fightpad, to provide yet another way for players to throw fireballs and uppercuts to their hearts' content.

This controller puts a focus on bringing the feel of arcade-style controls to a handheld pad. Though the Raion does succeed in doing so, to an extent, at the end of the day traditional pad users will likely get the most out of this new tool.

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Infiltration has registered for Street Fighter 5 tournaments at EVO Japan 2020 and Final Round 2020 as his self-imposed ban is nearing its conclusion

Back in November 2018, Infiltration was released by Panda Global and had voluntarily dropped out of the Capcom Pro Tour for the 2018 and 2019 seasons due to a reported altercation with his ex-wife. As a result, many Street Fighter 5 fans haven't seen much of Infiltration throughout most of 2019.

However, this self-imposed ban will be concluding later this month. Infiltration is already registering for Street Fighter 5 tournaments that will be hosted in 2020.

More specifically, Infiltration has declared his registration for EVO Japan 2020 and Final Round 2020.

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Poll results: Which games do you hope to see announced for EVO 2020?

Update: The results are in. Check them out after the jump.

Earlier: Our community was treated to the EVO 2020 reveal trailer on Thursday in which the organizers of the world's largest yearly fighting game major shared with us the locale and date for the 2020 run.

While we're very much excited just at the mere prospect of EVO, as well as the fact that those of us who like to get head starts can begin planning reservations and time off, we'd by lying if we said we weren't looking forward most to finding out which titles will grace the EVO 2020 main stage.

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EVO 2020 dates and location revealed in new trailer

As we're drawing closer to the end of 2019, FGC plans for next year are already being made. Today, the official reveal trailer for EVO 2020 has been released.

The EVO team has announced the dates for when the major event is set to take place next year, as well as the location. As you might expect, EVO 2020 is returning to Las Vegas, Nevada.

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This Nightmare Before Christmas and Street Fighter crossover is perfect for Halloween

We're less than 24 hours away from the spookiest day of the year, and as folks everywhere prepare their ghoulish makeup, lay out their Stranger Things and Fortnite costumes, and ready their candy bags for the big night, we continue to indulge in all of the Halloween content that we can.

We've looked at fighting game Halloween costumes you can purchase in real life, the scariest Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11, and even some eerie created stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Today we're checking out some fan art from Remy2FANG that combines two awesome things together just in time for the holiday: Street Fighter 5 and The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Capcom may have shown off Teppen's early prototype as an April Fool's Day 'joke' over a year before the game was officially revealed

GungHo's mobile card game Teppen became instantly popular among fans of older Capcom titles including many in the fighting game community though we may have seen a hint at the project long before anyone actually knew what it was.

Back in 2018, Capcom did as it tends to do by releasing an elaborate April Fool's Day prank with a digital card game they called Hado Stone — an obvious play on Blizzard's popular Hearthstone title.

Taking a closer look at that joke game, however, reveals that it looks a hell of a lot like what Teppen would eventually become except very rough around the edges.

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PlayStation 4 becomes the second best-selling home console of all time behind only the PS2

The PlayStation 4 has been the de facto home of fighting games for this console generation, and it will go down in history as one of the most successful pieces of gaming hardware of all time.

Sony's latest financial information reveals the PS4 has crossed 102.8 million units shipped as of September 30, 2019 which makes it the second best-selling home console of all time behind the company's second foray into the market with the PS2.

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Before Street Fighter 4's release, Yoshinori Ono toyed with the idea of turning the fighting game into a turn-based simulation

At their base level, fighting game matches are centered around decision making similar to more traditional games like chess which Street Fighter's producer once sought to take extra inspiration from in a move that certainly would have turned the series on its head.

During his extensive interview at EGX 2019 this past weekend, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono revealed that he at one point had what he believed to potentially be a "revolutionary" idea to make Street Fighter's big return a turn-based simulation.

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One of the weirdest fighting game glitches I've ever seen

Just when you thought you'd seen it all, a really strange fighting game glitch hits the internet. Apparently, in the old Super Nintendo fighting title Dragon Ball Z: Hyper Dimension, it's possible to see a CPU opponent switch to being controller by player 2 in the middle of a match.

Fighting game oddity curator D-NO recently shared a clip on Twitter that shows this glitch in action.

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Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono initially wanted to be a guitar player and was inspired by a musician I never would have expected

Though the name and smiling face of producer Yoshinori Ono are almost synonymous with "Street Fighter" by this point, the Blanka toy-wielding Capcom employee didn't always intend to work in video games.

Over the weekend, Ono took to the EGX stage for an extensive interview about his career in gaming. When discussing his early days at Capcom, Ono talked about his plans before joining the company, which saw him aspiring to be a professional musician.

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Yoshinori Ono says Capcom was 99.9 percent against making Street Fighter 4 while enthusiastic Onimusha fans helped inspire the project to push forward

Yoshinori Ono's legacy at Capcom dates back over 25 years now though he's most well known for kickstarting Street Fighter's revival a decade ago and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon — even if Blanka is tired of being left on planes.

The European Regional Finals may have just wrapped up at EGX 2019 in the United Kingdom, but there was even more for Street Fighter fans to look forward to at the event with Eurogamer's Martin Robinson sitting down to talk with Ono for almost an hour discussing everything from his start as a musician and love for Final Fight to how Capcom was initially 99.9 percent against making Street Fighter 4.

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Finally a way to stop Bluetooth controller interruptions in tournament? Offcast on how next-gen consoles can improve FGC events and streams

The competitive fighting game space has seen a ton of change and innovation during the eSports push of recent times, but as things like this tend to go, you're not going to see progress without potholes.

With more and more different kinds of controllers being used by tournament goers, higher demands for live streaming capabilities, and other such evolutions, the competitive fighting game scene has developed a list of snags that we'd all hope to see attended to now that the next generation of consoles is officially on the horizon.

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Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada gets into it with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate fans after being tagged in character request meme Twitter thread

Fans have been making requests to game developers as far back as we can remember. With the hyper-connected world we live in now, thanks to social media, the cries for "put my favorite character in" are far more frequent and far louder than ever, and not a day goes by where companies aren't hit with at least one.

In a thread on Twitter where fans were discussing an Avengers: Endgame meme centered around Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — a DLC character request meme, essentially — one user tagged the accounts of Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada and Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai. After a massive amount of activity in the thread and numerous notifications undoubtedly being sent the developers' way, Harada responded with several tweets and apparently blocked several Smash Ultimate accounts.

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