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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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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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