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REV Major 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's another tour event taking place this weekend, namely REV Major 2018.

It's happening in Manila, Philippines, and although unfortunately some of the top players set to attend were forced to drop out because of the ongoing super typhoon, there are still many others who have made the trip and will compete.

This is a Tekken World Tour Challenger event, with almost 200 players set to fight it out for the points.

Besides this, the event will also feature tournament play for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Super Smash Bros. 4, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Players attending include UYU|Jeondding, UYU|Qudans, Fursan|LowHigh, Kkokkoma, AR|Book, Ulsan, UYU|Yuyu, MulGold, Dee-On Grey, DoToRing, AG|R-Tech and many more.

Streaming is being done at Playbook PH and Gariath TV.

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The birth of BIONIC ARM, Sonic Fox's ascension, Moment 37... here are Screw Attack's top 10 most hype fighting game moments

Full disclosure, this video came out just before EVO this year as a hype up for fighting games' biggest and baddest yearly open bracket event, but that doesn't mean we aren't still interested in what Screw Attack thinks are the 10 most epic fighting game moments.

We also won't beat around the bush and pretend as though anything has even come close to the legendary EVO Moment 37, as CYG|Daigo's Third Strike parrying of FOX|Justin Wong's Super Art stands fairly decisively at the top of this category.

Considering the fact that the best fighting gamers from all over the world clash at EVO more than any other single venue, it's not surprising to say there have been plenty of other incredibly exciting memories that have stemmed from the big dance.

My personal favorite from the list was one I had actually forgotten about until this reminder and even having just seen it seconds ago, the mere thought of it still makes the hairs on my arms stand up.

I'm, of course, referring to the EVO 2014 bout between RB|Snake Eyez and RZR|Xian that went down the absolute wire. Seeing it in person was indescribable, but you'll get the gist of it all by watching it back in this video.

Let us know what you thought of Screw Attack's countdown in the comments. If you disagree with their list please let us know how yours would play out.

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Somebody modded X-Men's Magneto into Grand Theft Auto V and it's spectacular

Just... let me get through this story before you fire into the Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite jokes, okay?

By now you've probably seen crazy mods for Grand Theft Auto V floating around the internet. From Dragon Ball Z's Goku and DC Comics' Superman to having actual dragons ravage the city, there is seemingly no end to what can be tossed into this open world game.

Apparently, there now exists a mod that adds the mainstay X-Men villain, Magneto, into the game as a playable character.

Not only does this particular mod look awesome, but Magneto has all of the abilities you'd want out of the master of magnetism. He can lift cars, helicopters, and trains and throw them around with ease, he can stop bullets with a magnetic barrier, and he does everything while flying around the landscape.

This mod was originally spotted by PC Gamer, and it comes from the mind of JulioNIB.

Magneto is no stranger to the world of fighting games. As many of us know, the Marvel Comics baddie has a long legacy as a staple in the Versus series of games, especially the run of Marvel vs. Capcom titles.

So, if you're looking to play as Magneto in a video game in 2018, this Grand Theft Auto V mod might be your best bet. It's not MvC Magneto, but it's still pretty rad.


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Celtic Throwdown 2018 results

Update; This story has been updated with final results.

There's a double whammy as far as pro tours go this weekend, with Celtic Throwdown taking place in Dublin, Ireland.

This is a Ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour and a Challenger event for the Tekken World Tour, meaning that both Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 will have points on the line.

There are over 100 entrants for Tekken 7 based on the bracket lists, and over 60 for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, so a lot of matches are going to go down to reach the finals.

Besides this, the event will feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Super Smash Bros. 4, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Injustice 2.

Players attending include Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, UYU|Fergus, FNATIC|Shakz, Crazy|SuperAkouma, FNATIC|Akainu, DG|Asim, NVD|SaltyKid, Packz, 4G|DevilKazuya, NVD|Momi, Cobelcog, OL|VegaPatch, 4G|Rikimaru, exceL|Infexious, FH|SignorFarfalla, Method|Broski, DG|ThePhantom, Ixion and many more.

Streaming is being done at AsOneLive, Lythero, MsCupcakes and GrandMasterChallenge.

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Rick Sanchez apparently portal hopped to an SNK sprite dimension; Sabockee's fighting game sprite work sees various characters with retro looks

Today we're bringing you a handful of Sabockee's wonderful sprites that see fighting game characters as they might have looked if included in Capcom vs. Street Fighter, SNK titles or even Street Fighter 3.

Some of these are straightforward replications of the popular characters, but others have something of a twist. Those are namely the Majin Buu variations on fighters like Geese Howard, Morrigan, Chun-Li and Guile.

We even get a surprise cameo of Rick Sanchez from Adult Swim's Rick and Morty as it seems he's crossed through a portal into a universe where everything is SNK from 20 years ago themed.

At first thought we figured it'd be cool to see Rick in a fighting game, but then we quickly remembered he'd probably just utterly destroy any and all opponents with little to no effort. Maybe not the best idea.

Unfortunately these are all pretty small to begin with, so clicking on each thumbnail won't do a ton in the way of enhancement. They're still really cool though, and well worth a look over for any fighting game fan.

Check out the full gallery below and be sure to head over to Sabockee's Deviant Art page to see the plethora of additional sprites just like these. Let us know which were your favorites in the comments.

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Twin Galaxies Fight Club brings together some of the all time best fighting game talent for exhibitions you won't want to miss this EVO weekend

EVO 2018 will be the big draw in Las Vegas, Nevada this weekend with thousands of fighting game competitors squaring off to prove their skills against world-class talent, but there will be plenty of other places to get your fill of top fighting game action when the Mandalay Bay fun is done for the day.

One of the biggest side-event draws this weekend will likely be the newly announced Twin Galaxies Fight Club which will bring together some of the best talent from every era of fighting games to play in eight exhibition events at the Luxor Esports Arena. TGFC is scheduled to begin this Saturday, August 4th, at 9:00 p.m. PDT and run all the way to 3:00 a.m.

There will be two "main events" with Dominique "FOX|SonicFox" McLean and Goichi "CO|GO1" Kishida facing off once again in Dragon Ball FighterZ — which may also end up a precursor to EVO Finals if previous tournament results are anything to go by — followed by Hajime "FOX|Tokido" Taniguchi vs. Lee "PG|Infiltration" Seon-woo in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition.

Along with modern fighting games, exhibitions of classics in the genre will also be on display with LU|Alex Valle taking on John Choi in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 2 and Street Fighter Alpha 3.

The Marvel vs. Capcom series will also be heavily represented with three different exhibitions including reviving the East vs. West rivalry of Abraham "GoldenboyNeo" Sotelo and Desmond "Xecutioner" Pinkney in Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

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The freshly resurrected Wolverine has new mutant powers based off of his time in Marvel vs. Capcom... though I'm not sure how

San Diego Comic-Con took place last week for those that somehow managed to avoid all of the news which included the reveal of Ryu as a Power Ranger and new Summer costumes for Street Fighter 5 among dozens of other announcements at the event.

During the X-Men panel at SDCC, a new mini-comic book line called Return of Wolverine was revealed and detailed where in — you guessed it — Logan will be returning from the grave... with new powers in tow this time around.

Charles Soule, one of the writers of Return of Wolverine, stated that Logan will have a heating function added to his claws for some hot slashing action, and the inspiration for the new mutation came from the Marvel vs. Capcom games where... Wolverine doesn't have heated claws.

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Marvel releases its official video of their smallest and tallest super heroes including some of the classics in Marvel vs. Capcom

Marvel's Ant-Man and the Wasp is now in theaters and features action on a scale smaller than the tip of a needle, but ramifications that may be felt throughout the entire Marvel cinematic universe depending on where they go after Avengers: Infinity War.

To coincide with the release of Marvel's latest addition to its cinematic universe, The studio released a video on their Marvel Entertainment YouTube channel detailing the heights of the company's super heroes from smallest to tallest with a handful of Marvel vs. Capcom characters.

Ant-Man has never been playable in the Marvel vs. series though he did appear in Hawkeye's Hyper Combo in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Scott Lang normally stands six-feet tall, but using the powers of the Ant-Man suit, he can shrink down to less than one-centimeter tall to become the smallest Marvel character— though he can also go microscopic as well.

As far as playable characters go, Rocket Raccoon stands at four-feet tall though many who played Infinite probably feel he's a good bit shorter than that due to how hard he can be to hit/ combo. Black Widow was among the last characters added to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and she officially stands at five-feet seven-inches tall.

Spider-Man often times appears pretty short due to his hunched over fighting stance, but he actually is a fairly average five-feet ten-inches tall though the Hulk is actually only four-inches taller than Shaquille O'Neal standing seven-feet five inches high.

There's too many Marvel characters to fit into one short video, but Captain America, Iron-Man, She-Hulk, Black Panther, a fully grown Groot, Thor and his amphibian counterpart Throg among others are all included in this larger than life size comparison. You can check out the full video after the jump.

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Faces, functions, on disc DLC and more, Curse Entertainment recounts the biggest fighting game faux pas over the last seven years

The fighting game community entered something of a golden age after 2009's release of Street Fighter 4 and a handful of subsequent successful titles, but it's been a real roller coaster of ups and downs since then.

There's no question that we've seen some incredible growth and development through franchises old and new, but one can only imagine where we could be if it weren't for some monumental missteps that have slowed and even buried games that had incredible potential.

Curse Entertainment has put together a video examining some of these issues so as to keep them at the forefront of our thoughts lest we make them again.

Some such mistakes were eventually corrected leaving just a few non-fatal scars as in the case of King of Fighters 14's initial visuals or Street Fighter 5's shoddy launch. Other titles were not so lucky, as Street Fighter X Tekken and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite would never be able to recover from their respective failures despite some eventual corrections.

Not to be a total Debbie Downer, Curse also takes some time to highlight the successes of franchises like Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct, both of which have seen major successes in various avenues.

As the scene continues to expand to new heights on both the casual and competitive levels we hope to learn to better cross our "T's" and dot our "i's." Continue on to check out the video and let us know what you think after you're done.

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Deadpool was almost excluded from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 due to a translation error

Marvel vs. Cacpom 3 was a crossover fighting game that pitted iconic characters against one another from two separate universes. Essentially, this was a combined effort by both Marvel and Capcom.

As you might expect, Marvel had a say on which characters that Capcom was allowed to use from their intellectual property. According to IGN via CBR, Marvel had provided Capcom with a "no go" list that told them which fighters they didn't want to see in this work-in-progress title.

This explains why we never got to see Venom in Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or its ultimate edition. Incidentally, this meant that Spider-Man was without a villain.

According to a Capcom representative, "Venom, unfortunately, was amongst a list of characters that were not available for us to use on Marvel’s side. I couldn’t tell you the reason for why that is... you’d have to ask Marvel. But Venom was never an option."

Shuma-Gorath was also apparently on this list, but Capcom actually went out of their way to fight for this strange combatant. Eventually, Marvel allowed Capcom to use Shuma-Gorath as a downloadable fighter.

You might be surprised to hear that Deadpool was also on this "no go" list. And yet, he was one of the first characters announced for Marvel vs. Capcom 3. What happened, exactly?

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'Roy' television episode had a special Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Easter egg thanks to the efforts of Lythero, a former animator of the show

If you've been following the fighting game community, you may have heard of Lythero -- a content creator. He likes to create videos that focus on Super Smash Bros., Marvel vs. Capcom, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and many other games that also incorporate his animation skills.

Did you know that he actually worked as an animator for a child's television show called "Roy"? The show mostly had a running in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Apparently, this featured a cartoon character that was trying to fit into the real world. It ran for four seasons and even has a spin-off series.

Recently, Lythero revealed on Twitter that he left a special Easter egg in one of the episodes that fighting game fans might recognize. For the sake of saving space and making combos easier to read, combos in fighters typically have special abbreviations that probably looks very foreign to those that have never seen them before.

For Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, a term like "j.M" would translate to "jumping medium attack." You might see abbreviations like these in combo videos or forums.

Lythero actually used a combo from one of his videos as a "science formula" that appeared in the show. Fighting game enthusiasts are sure to recognize the dragon punch and fireball motions that are present.

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After the jump, you'll find the video that contains the combo that this Easter egg references. I also decided to reach out to Lythero to ask him some questions about this show and Easter egg.

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Man does this digital fan art by AnubisDHL look good

Not that there was anything wrong with them in the first place, but the characters from some of our favorite fighting titles are getting digital makeovers and touch ups to look their absolute Sunday best.

Argentinian artist AnubisDHL has refined and polished the visuals on characters like Street Fighter's Cammy and Chun-Li, Injustice 2's Black Canary and Aquaman, Marvel vs. Capcom's Trish, Dante and Virgil and others, and the results speak for themselves.

Most of these just see these fighters in standard poses, but we do get an action shot or two (mainly thanks to Dante and Claire).

Also, I'm probably late to the party on this one but Black Canary looks incredibly like Kaley Cuoco from Big Bang Theory. Also don't ever watch that show.

We've grabbed a handful of our favorites to share with you here, but there are plenty more over at Anubis' Deviant Art page.

Be sure to check them out after you look over our gallery and dropped a comment to let us know what you thought.

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Street Fighter is Capcom's third best-selling franchise behind Resident Evil and Monster Hunter with Marvel vs. Capcom sitting at seventh

Capcom's financial report for the latest quarter is now available to the public where we can get a better sense as to how the publisher's games have been selling and get an update to their all time numbers.

Monster Hunter World has become Capcom's best selling title of all time after only a few months on the market with over 8 million units sold taking the crown that once belonged to Street Fighter 2 on the SNES.

Resident Evil 7 also saw strong sales for the company selling 5.1 million units making it the company's fifth best selling title right behind the aforementioned Street Fighter 2.

Street Fighter 5 has sold over 2.1 million units as Capcom's 30th best seller and is close to surpassing games like the original Devil May Cry, Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and the remake of the original Resident Evil.

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite still sits at 1 million units sold meaning it sold less than 100,000 copies in the first three months of 2018.

Let's take a closer look at Capcom's best selling franchises and see how well their fighting games have done.

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KVOxTSB 2018 results ft. Go1, Nage, Omito, Samitto, Zadi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

KVOxTSB is taking place yet again this year, and there's a huge lineup participating.

As usual, it's taking place in Osaka, Japan.

A bunch of different games are being played in various formats, some as teams and some as single-entry, and some even both.

The games you'll be seeing at the event are Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Koihime Enbu, ARMS, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Chaos Code: New Sign of Catastrophe, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX Six Stars, Fate: Unlimited Codes as well as a exhibition tournament in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle.

There are obviously a ridiculous amount of players attending, but just to name a few names, you can expect to see CO|Go1, Nage, Omito, Samitto, Zadi, Kedako, Tomo, Abadango, Daru, Ruki, Sabamiso, Shuton and of course many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Anime Illuminati, KVO Japan 2018, Team KVO Japan, KVO Japan 2, KVO Japan 3, SHI Gaming and ARMS Tenka.

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Hit has a special technique in Dragon Ball Super known as 'Time Lag' that only appeared in the manga

Hit is an assassin from Universe 6 that is particularly well known for his unique techniques. Skills like the "Time-Skip," "Flash Fist Crush," and "Cage of Time" has allowed Hit to combat opponents that are even more powerful than he is.

He also happens to be one of the playable characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ. When it comes to play styles, Hit is a very unique fighter since his normals cause him to teleport and his special button functions like a counter.

Recently in the manga, Hit displayed an ability that has never been used in the Dragon Ball Super anime or Dragon Ball FighterZ fighting game. This ability is known as "Time Lag" or "Time Shift."

When this was used against Jiren, this caused him to move and fight at a slower rate. He also perceived everything slower. Inevitably, this was not enough to take Jiren down.

I imagine a skill like this could someday make it's way into Dragon Ball FighterZ. As is usually tradition with ArcSys games, there are often updated versions of their fighting games later down the road that add additional content. This is a very common practice for fighting game developers.

The concept of this ability is very similar to Viewtiful Joe's Viewtiful God Hand hyper in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. When it struck an opponent, their movement options and frame data were slowed down dramatically.


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Sources: V Jump via ComicBook, RolandGaming.

In honor of Avengers: Infinity War, let's take a look back at some of the hypest moments from the Marvel vs. Capcom series

It's been a long wait, but Avengers: Infinity War is finally here to blow the doors off of everything and delivers on its promise of combining and balancing the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe into one galactic-sized event (in my opinion).

You know where you could find the likes of the Avengers, Doctor Strange, Rocket Raccoon and Spider-Man before Infinity War? The answer to that is obviously Marvel vs. Capcom (and they also happened to have the X-Men to boot).

To many, the Marvel vs. Capcom series is like a toy box come to life where they can play with and blend their favorite franchises and characters together in one game and make them square off.

To the fighting game community though, Marvel vs. Capcom has given us some of our hypest moments and inspired us to reach for new heights after watching the MvC titans like Justin Wong, Clockw0rk, Filipino Champ, ChrisG, Kane Blueriver and others melt our brains with their combos and technique.

The franchise has fallen on some harder times lately, but that doesn't change the legacy Marvel vs. Capcom has built up to this point. Let's take a look back at some of the best moments MvC has given us over the years.

Starting off below with a clip of the final game between ChrisG and Filipino Champ at EVO 2K. You can see the rest after the jump and be sure to tell us your favorite moments in the comments.


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Cloud805 talks with BornFree about Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's collapse, the three things to change in Dragon Ball FighterZ, and more

UYU|Cloud805 will go down in history for being the player to win the first official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite major event by winning the Battle for the Stones series. Actually, this might be the only official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite event ever.

BornFree had a chance to sit down with Cloud805 at the NorCal Regionals 2018 for an interview. A video was uploaded that has the two talking about a number of different topics.

The first subject had to be about the Marvel vs. Capcom series. They started with Cloud805's first EVO in 2013 where he was able to make top eight in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and take out Filipino Champ -- the previous year's EVO champion for the game.

When the topic changed to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Cloud805 discusses some rumors that were apparently going on during the title's development cycle. Cloud805 mentioned that he wished things were handled differently.

Eventually they move on to Dragon Ball FighterZ. Evidently, Cloud805 is quite the fan of the series and was apparently very happy to find out that the title was a 2D fighter rather than a 3D fighter.

When pressed about what he'd like changed, there were three things that Cloud805 was quickly able to come up with. He'd like to see super dashes be more negative or punishable, crouching heavy attacks not be cancellable, and make Vanish leave the user at negative frames on block.

Hit the jump below to check out the full interview.

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