Shin Akuma modded into Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, complete with new moves and awesome animations

When Capcom announced that Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 would be coming to PC, we were excited for the fact that the game would be getting yet another gust of wind beneath it, and that the community would have yet another avenue through which to enjoy the iconic classic.

What we should have been excited for was mods potential.

Spuaidatab has created a mod for Akuma that allows the demonic fighter to enter his ascended "Shin Akuma" form. This enhances some of his special moves and gives him access to an all new Super:

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Check out the mod in action in the full video below.

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An epic send off for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Canada Cup Vancouver will pit eight of Marvel's best against each other for $2,000

Canada Cup Vancouver is set to take place at the River Rock Casino Resort on July 1-2. Among the eight traditional fighting game events will be a special round robin tournament to send Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 off in style before the arrival of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

The special tournament will pit eight of the world's best UMvC3 players against each other in an epic battle for $2,000 CAD. At first, the round robin will be played in first-to-five format, but once top 4 begins we'll be seeing first-to ten.

As it stands right now, the current players confirmed to compete are as follows: FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, SPY|Filipino Champ, PG|RayRay, Circa||Jibrill, and Angelic.

Both RyanLV and ApologyMan have been invited, but are still pending.

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GoldenBoyNeo graduates law school, UFC's Bruce Buffer shares a quick congratulatory message

It is always a treat to see one of our FGC family members achieving something great in life. Today we learned that Abraham "GoldenBoyNeo" Sotelo has graduated from law school.

Neo is among the Marvel vs. Capcom series' top talent, both as a competitor and a commentator.

Friend and fellow NorCal player Ryan "SPY|Filipino Champ" Ramirez captured video of Neo walking across the stage to accept his diploma. You can check it out below.

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As if the achievement wasn't amazing enough, Abraham also received some kind words from UFC's popular announcer, Bruce Buffer.

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Texas Showdown 2017 results feat. ChrisG, Justin Wong, Smug, Snake Eyez, Marn

Updated with final results: The results for Texas Showdown 2017 have been added into this story. Check them out below.

Texas Showdown 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event taking place this weekend in Houston, Texas.

Notable players in attendance include FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Snake Eyez, Rise|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, F3|Alucard, Flash, NS|Ludovic, Hsien Chang, LU|Alex Valle, GS|Gllty, DL|Four Wude, Shin, Magneto1080p, Rylander, BT|IFC Yipes and Jan, among others.

This is a three day event, which kicks off today, so there will be a lot of action for fans at home to check out.

You can find the schedule and live streams below.

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KVO x TSB 2017 results feat. Ogawa, Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu

KVO x TSB 2017 kicks off this evening from Tokyo Japan. Notable players in attendance include Ogawa, CO|Dogura, Rion, Nakamura, Isamu, CO|Go1, GGP|Kazunoko, YHC-Mochi, Gachikun, Jajamaru, Brice, Sabamiso, Hossa, Rion, FOX|MKLeo, VGBC|aMSa, among many others.

The games being played at this competition are Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator 2, Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Melee and 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue Central Fiction, Pokken Tournament and more.

You can find the live streams below along with a schedule.

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Marvel player named 'No Life' makes three character comeback with no life and no X-Factor, and it'll make your entire day

If you missed Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 at NLBC last week, you missed a most poetic comeback.

With his little brother sitting nearby watching and cheering, a player by the name of No Life scored a massive comeback with Zero despite being out of X-Factor and down to almost no, well, life.

Yipes and Persia commentary made for a nice little bow on top of this present to the FGC. Check out the sequence below, and prepare to have your day made even if you don't play Marvel:

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Source: Team Spooky.

NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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Time overs, pop offs, shirtless games and something that drove PR Balrog to make this face... you don't want to miss these Marvel highlights from NCR

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 just finished playing out at NorCal Regionals, and we've rounded up some of the best and most hype moments from the action packed top eight bracket.

This first highlight isn't so much for the gameplay as it is the player reaction. CYG|PR Balrog has a good time while he's playing, and he's perhaps never worn his feelings more clearly on his face than after taking this game from Circa|Jibrill:

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Lythero creates a UMvC3 combo video with a Maya mod where she uses Viewtiful Joe's, Dante's, and Phoenix Wright's movesets

It seems Lythero is at it again. He's made yet another absolutely ridiculous video.

And it is awesome.

The video is a combo video showcasing Maya's combos in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Since Maya isn't actually a playable character, Viewtiful Joe's, Dante's, and Phoenix Wright's models and textures have been replaced by Maya's.

As one would expect, hilariousness ensues.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 balance mods: Storm gets dash cancels from lightning attacks, three characters get OTGs

Before the announcement of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, fans spent years asking for an update to Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 that adds balance changes into the mix. Though we never saw such a patch, and likely won't ever see one, that hasn't stopped the community from taking matters into their own hands.

E mc recently implemented some PC mods to UMvC3 that add balance changes to a handful of the characters. To start, we see improvements made to Storm, Jill, and Ryu.

For each of these three fighters, their cr. M now works as an OTG allowing them to combo a grounded opponent without the need for assists. Other changes were added, including 25% more damage for Jill and Storm's normals, Storm's ability to dash cancel lightning attacks, and more.

Below is an example combo using Storm's dash cancel buff.

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To see the mods in action, be sure to hit the jump.

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West Coast Warzone 6 results feat. Punk, Snake Eyez, Justin Wong, NYChrisG, Marn

Updated with final results from West Coast Warzone 6: This story has being updated with the final results for this Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

West Coast Warzone 6 kicks off this weekend in Orange, California. This is a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event.

Notable players in attendance include: FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Snake Eyez, WFX|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, RISE|Marn, Circa|LPN, DNL|Chris Tatarian, LU|Alex Valle, Gootecks, Mike Ross, Filipinoman, SL|BurnoutFighter, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained, Stupendous, RN|Alex Myers, GS|Gllty, Kelvin Jeon and Marq Teddy.

You can find the live streams below, along with a schedule for Friday and Saturday.

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North West Majors 9 live streams and schedule

Northwest Majors 9 is taking place this weekend in Kent, Washington.

There were be several streams available, along with a lot of tournaments games being played.

You can find those streams below, along with a schedule.

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Daigo learns UmvC3 from one of the world's best players - watch as Justin Wong teaches The Beast for the Iron Fist Netflix premiere

So this is probably the first time that most of the general public has seen Daigo Umehara play a game within the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

His opponent to get warmed up? Justin Wong, one of the greatest players to have touched the series.

Both players are playing as Iron Fist since the event is being presented by the upcoming Iron Fist Netflix show.

It's worth keeping in mind that Daigo is essentially learning the game from Justin Wong so this segment probably shouldn't be taken too seriously. Still, Justin Wong is able to show off his knowledge of Iron Fist combos.

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Final Round 20 results ft NuckleDu, Tokido, SonicFox, Fuudo, Saint

Update: This story has been updated with final results. You can scope out our highlights for the final day of SF5 here.

Final Round 20 is upon us, and there's going to be absolute top-level action in multiple games, though the main story is of course the start of 2017's Capcom Pro Tour, for which Final Round is the first event, and a premier no less.

Games being played at the event besides Street Fighter 5 are Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and For Honor.

A huge number of top contenders are attending the event. Some of the big names you can expect to see include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Tokido, FOX|SonicFox, GRPT|Fuudo, FOX|Saint, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, BST|Daigo, FOX|JDCR, RZR|Xian, FOX|Scar, GRPT|MOV, FOX|Justin Wong, Circa|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Go1, EG|Ricki Ortiz, BX3|Phenom, Noble|Dragon, SPY|Filipino Champ, EG|K-Brad, PG|Hayatei, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, HZRD|SpeedKicks, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|iLuusions, Wolfkrone, Kkokkoma, PIE|Smug, ZW|OilKing, Circa|LPN, CO|Tanukana, 3|Alucard, RN|Alex Myers, DNL|Chris Tatarian, BxA|KoDee, MOUZ|Problem X, Flash, PR Balrog, MVG|Scatt, ITS|Lil Majin, Brenttiscool, Day, PG|RayRay, TS|Arturo Sanchez, LI Joe, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|ChocoBlanka, FS|Fatality, WFX|XSK Samurai, BJ Unchained and GS|Gllty.

Streaming is being handled by Capcom Fighters, Tekken, Bifuteki, Typo House Games, Funky P and Kombat Network.

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Dr. Strange powerbombs Nova, Hsien-Ko's Berserker Barrage, and Arthur becomes Sentinel: The first Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 mods are here

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 just saw its release on Steam, and with a shiny, new PC version comes something very exciting: mods.

YouTube user pat728 has already started in on a number of character swaps for fighters on the game's roster. We get to see Hsien-Ko utilizing the arsenal of Wolverine, Dr. Strange becoming the Mayor of Suplex City -- seeing him powerbomb Nova is amazing -- and even Arthur making a transformation into Sentinel.

Why? More like why not?

You can check out a quick look at "Artinel" in the clip below. It's not the smoothest transition, but it's funny as hell to see.

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