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Sony's cross-platform play initiative on PlayStation 4 leaves beta phase meaning we may see the feature pop up in fighting games very soon

Cross-platform play has been one of the focal points of the future of multiplayer games during the second half of this gaming generation, and it's a move that could potentially benefit fighting games greatly though there'd been one roadblock holding things back: Sony's insistence of shutting down initiatives on PlayStation 4 to other consoles.

Now that barrier has apparently been unceremoniously torn down to pave the way for a new gaming landscape where video game developers can implement the option pretty much at their discretion — or so it seems at least.

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Cutie Terry Bogard, Wii -Extra- Fit Trainer, demonic Isabelle... we're in love with Sound's beautiful fighting game art

Today we're taking a look at some of the work from an exceptional Seattle artist who goes by the handle Sound.

Sound has a particular affinity for the ladies of fighting games and has illustrated a great many across a handful of franchises including Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters, Skull Girls, and BlazBlue.

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Businessman casually parries Dudley's Machine Gun Blow in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike while checking his phone

Parrying an attack in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike requires specific timing and practice to pull off consistently. The input is even more demanding when the attack has multiple hits, as you'll have to hit forward on the joystick repeatedly in cadence with the various hits of the special move.

While parrying is a technique I still need a lot of work on, some people have mastered it to a level that they can pretty much do it in their sleep. A recent clip surfaced online that shows a businessman sitting at an arcade machine not necessarily parrying in his sleep, but doing something not far off from that — casually parrying while checking his phone.

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The star of Untitled Goose Game has been wreaking havoc across the internet but finds a kindred spirit in Geese Howard with funny Fatal Fury comic

The Untitled Goose Game looked like it was shaping up to be a hit from its initial trailer, and it seems to have delivered on that mischievous promise causing fans around the world to adopt the goose as their bringer of hope, chaos and memes.

Not even fighting games are immune from the honking menace, as artist Nyattoberry recently created a fun little comic crossing over with Fatal Fury's iconic Geese Howard — for obvious reasons.

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You might have to hold back the tears as you watch these clips from Super Arcade's final evening

If there's one thing that Mike Watson is not, it's a sap, but even he got a little choked up this past weekend when he finally closed the doors for good at Super Arcade.

Fighting game sub-communities representing a handful of popular titles made special visits to Super last week as the arcade neared its September 28 finale. Saturday's closing party saw patrons from all over Southern California come to pay respects and enjoy one last emotional evening at a venue that was so important for so many.

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Disney and Sony swing Spider-Man back into Marvel Cinematic Universe, what might this mean for the web slinger's future in fighting games?

Fans of the new Spider-Man films (just about everybody) were saddened back in August to hear that the webhead was likely to be removed from the Marvel Cinematic Universe thanks to Disney and Sony's failure to reach a financial agreement on how to split earnings from future Spidey films. As of September 26, the two titans of entertainment have made good and announced not only a third Spider-Man MCU film but a July 16, 2021 release date for it.

What does this mean for us in the fighting game department? Relationship dealings between Marvel, Disney, Fox, and now Sony can potentially affect the freedoms Capcom gets and loses when it comes to one of the most revered franchises in our genre today: Marvel vs. Capcom.

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How combos work in the Nintendo 64's rarest and most expensive game

My obsession with the ClayFighter series is well documented here on Eventhubs. From its early days as a comical competitive fighter to the unusual progression to becoming the Nintendo 64's rarest and most expensive game, there always seems to be something more to learn about this odd little franchise.

I recently got some time in with the ever-elusive ClayFighter Sculptor's Cut — the N64's aforementioned rarest and most expensive game — and after some deep digging and rigorous tests managed to solve a personal mystery that has plagued me since childhood: How do combos work in ClayFighter Sculptor's Cut?

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Gafrobox will be tournament legal according to EVO's new tentative controller ruleset, organizers ask for fan feedback before finalizing

As the fighting game community has grown so have the controllers competitors use in tournament settings. As we continue to evolve further and further away from the traditional arcade layout, questions of what should be accepted as tournament legal have become more and more frequent.

The Evolution Championship Series staff have come forward with a game controller ruleset to set a standard for the FGC's largest yearly tournament.

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A member of the Puerto Rican fighting game community is battling cancer, here's how you can help her out

The Puerto Rican fighting game community would most certainly not be what it is today without the hard work and dedication of Ricardo Roman "ESPR|Mono" Ithier. Along with running Electronic Sports Puerto Rico, the eSports company through which most PR major events are hosted, he also puts on the yearly First Attack major and still somehow finds the time to travel to promote his scene.

Mono's sister, Angely, has been diagnosed with myxoid liposarcoma, a type of cancer that manifests in the body's fat tissue. Costs are extremely high when it comes to both therapy and ongoing treatment and so Ricardo and the Itheir family have created a Go Fund Me for any and all who are able and willing to help.

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Sony's State of Play archive

Update: We've added the stream archive after the jump so you can watch the stream if you missed it the first time.

Earlier: Sony has revealed that yet another State of Play program will be airing this week. It's scheduled to commence on September 24 at 1:00 p.m. PT / 4:00 p.m. ET.

Similar to Nintendo's Directs, this video will give us details about upcoming games and content. According to Sony, it is estimated that the run time for the program will be around 20 minutes.

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After buying 12 tickets, I unlocked Balrog's new No Escape costume and saw this abomination: Be careful with PC mod interactions in Street Fighter 5

Modding is one of the most appealing factors to PC gaming for many players out there, myself included. Years ago I spent hours and hours customizing my Left 4 Dead 2 experience with survivor skins, new levels and voice clips for all of the zombies — like the hoard as Macho Man Randy Savage or the Jockey as Beavis from Beavis and Butthead. Sadly I lost all of those mods when my laptop crashed.

Since Balrog's new No Escape costume is now available to unlock in Street Fighter 5's Fighting Chance drawing system, I decided to try my luck to see if I could unlock it quickly. I ended up spending 12 of my 17 tickets just to finally acquire it without spending my Fight Money, and what I saw afterwards on the character select screen certainly wasn't what I was expecting.

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King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Garou, World Heroes, Last Blade and more — NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro full lineup and features revealed

SNK's back catalog of classic arcade-era video games is among the most impressive out there, and their old fighting games are going to find a new home inside an arcade stick.

The developer revealed today all 20 of the fighting games included with the NeoGeo Arcade Stick Pro along with details for its additional features like using it as a controller for PC.

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YouTube announces overhaul to verification system leaving many content creators to worry about losing check marks and the future of their channels

The digital landscape of the internet is always changing, updating and rearranging, and no better place sums up the good and potentially not as good sides of that particular aspect as YouTube — with content creators trying to stay up do date so they can continue to earn a living.

YouTube announced another new change today this time for their verified user status currently represented by the check mark next to channel names of bigger / established channels. Soon those checks will be going away to be replaced with a new system, as the company has began emailing some presently verified users that their status is going to be revoked.

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The biggest competition among EventHubs' staff right now isn't any fighting game — it's Castlevania 3

As a website that specializes in covering competitive fighting games, as well as being players of said fighting games, you shouldn't be surprised to hear that the EventHubs team has that fire burning in our bellies. Whether we're playing Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, or any other fighting title against each other, we want to win — and that can probably be said for most players in the fighting game community.

Interestingly enough, the latest competitive clash among our staff members hasn't been a fighting game at all. Nope. In fact, the game that's caused the biggest dispute in recent times has been none other than the NES classic, Castlevania 3.

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PDP's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Wired Fight Pad Pro is a solid controller option for under $30 with only minor drawbacks

During the months before Super Smash Bros. Ultimate saw its official release back in December 2018, I went on a search for a solid controller at a decent price. Though using a Gamecube controller was an obvious option, I didn't want to have to deal with grabbing one and the adapter needed to use it, so I ended up forking over the money for Nintendo's $70 Pro Controller for the Switch — luckily I got it on sale at the time.

While doing my research, I came across the first wave of PDP's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Wired Fight Pad Pro controllers, and while they were the main candidate I was considering after Nintendo's official pad, I chose to go in a different direction as third=party peripherals usually give me pause due to a lack of quality. Little did I know that if I had actually purchased PDP's Fight Pad Pro back then, I would have been pleasantly surprised.

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Bonchan's secrets to throwing safe fireballs will help you level up your zoning game, frustrate your foes, and score more wins

The art of projectile tossing has been a major part of fighting games widely since Street Fighter 2 put the genre on the map, but as integral as this approach can be, it's still one of the hardest and most unforgiving lessons to learn.

The best in the business right now, RB|Bonchan, is known for his abilities in this particular arena thanks to his incredible accomplishments and performances with Sagat from the Street Fighter 4 days. The reigning EVO champ offered some of his secrets to throwing safer fireballs in an older stream archive, and FGC Translated has captioned it with English subtitles for those of us who don't speak Japanese.

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Daigo: I really don't like being called a Street Fighter 'god'

We in the fighting game community love us some hyperbole, and so when certain players set themselves apart from the rest of the pack it's not all that uncommon for wide-mouthed observers to start referring to them as gods.

Indeed we have the five gods of Super Smash Bros. Melee as well as the five Japanese gods of fighting games; Rhoto|Tokido, Nuki, FAV|Sako, FD|Haitani, and CYG|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara. The last of those explained in a recent interview (translated into English by FGC Translated) that he isn't too fond of that moniker.

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