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Beautiful mod places X-Men's Cyclops into Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as a unique character with his own move set

Cyclops was actually a very notable figure in the earlier days of the Versus Series as he was featured not only as a roster member in the first two Marvel vs. Capcom titles, but also part of the now iconic intro sequence of the game that kicked the entire series off: 1996's X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

For one reason or another, developers decided the mainstay X-Men character would not be part of the roster of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 (nor its Ultimate update, and obviously neither the X-Men-less Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite). A passionate modder by the name of Tabs made a palette swap mod that not only puts Cyclops into the game, but gives him a unique arsenal of moves thus making him his own character.

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Pinnacle 2021 results

Offline events are finally back for the fighting game community, and this month saw one of the largest returns to form yet.

Pinnacle 2021 went down with most of the best players North America has to offer in attendance including EG|SonicFox, PG|Justin Wong, PG|Punk, EMG|Riddles, PG|Kizzie Kay, Supernoon, Flux, Jibrill and many more.

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This big brained victory in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 required incredible foresight to plan out

It can sometimes be difficult to make a "time over" victory hype in the eyes of spectators during a fighting game event. Despite this, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has a way of making everything hype.

A clip uploaded by Jason_GameDev demonstrates an absolutely brilliant play by Winrich during a match against Prodigy. As the clip begins, we see that Winrich is in a rather precarious position.

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A.B.I.torial explains how a non-combative character like Phoenix Wright can fight in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Phoenix Wright in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is one of the most peculiar characters in any fighting game. This is mostly due to the fact that the Ace Attorney series, Phoenix Wright's home series, doesn't feature any combat of any sort.

Instead, fights are in the form of logic battles and are done in a courtroom setting. Despite this, Phoenix Wright feels accurately represented in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. In a recent video upload, SugarPunch Design Works (A.B.I.torial) explains how Capcom was able to accomplish the bizarre task of transforming Phoenix Wright into a fighting game character.

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Marvel could potentially lose the rights to Spider-Man and Avengers characters if they don't stave off copyright termination

The fate of vastly popular Marvel Comics characters such as Spider-Man, Captain America, Iron Man, and more could be dire for the long-running comic book company should they lose in court. Heirs to legendary comic creators are attempting to acquire the rights to several of these popular heroes and villains, and if they succeed, Disney will be forced to share ownership of major players under their umbrella.

In a report from The Hollywood Reporter, details emerged about several notices of copyright termination filed against Marvel that aim to release big-name characters to the families of their original creators.

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New Marvel vs. Capcom 2 documentary explores 20 years of hype and rivalries across the competitive community

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 stood as a pillar of the North American fighting game community for over a decade, but it came at a time when Twitch, YouTube and Social Media weren't everywhere to etch most of its legacy into the history books.

Brett, who you may better know as Romneto, is attempting to change that with his upcoming documentary Victory: The Marvel vs. Capcom 2 Community, which he recently released the first trailer for.

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Nero vs. Vergil almost becomes a fighting game reality in Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid

Fighting game fans have clamored for Nero's inclusion in titles like Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 ever since his introduction in Devil May Cry 4, but he's still waiting for his chance on the sidelines after well over a decade.

When Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid announced Adam Park would be coming to the game in Season 4, it seems that nWay included a cheeky reference to Nero and Vergil doing battle.

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New modes and features we'd love to see added to a potential Marvel vs. Capcom 2 re-release

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 is one of the most important fighting games to the western FGC, but no one's been able to purchase a new copy of the massive crossover for nearly eight years.

The #FREEMVC2 campaign has garnered a lot of attention from fans and possible developers this summer, but what should Marvel 2 add in terms of features and modes should it make a return to modern hardware?

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The Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer reminds us how Doc Ock was once cut from Marvel vs. Capcom 3

A new trailer for the upcoming Spider-Man: No Way Home was recently released. Many theories were proven true about this movie when Dr. Octopus from the Tobey Maguire Spider-Man movies made an appearance towards the end of the trailer.

As a fighting game fan that always has fighting games on the mind, I couldn't help but be reminded how Doc Ock was once cut from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 as a playable character upon seeing this scene.

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So Ryu in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 basically has a touch of death with just his fireball... apparently

Ryu has traditionally been one of the weaker characters in games of the Marvel vs. Capcom series. A character that's designed to be honest and fair just doesn't seem to work in an environment where characters are given over-the-top tools and mobility. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is certainly no exception for Ryu as he's generally perceived as a low tier.

As it turns out, however, Ryu basically has a touch of death combo that's fairly simple to pull off that typically won't require too many resources. As showcased by Ahvb144 on Twitter, the key to getting this combo to work requires perfectly timed instant air fireballs.

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Street Fighter 5's Director discovers and shares original Capcom artwork from Bengus and Kinu Nishimura we never thought we'd see

Takayuki Nakayama has been garnering a very good reputation with the fighting game community over the last year (along with his partner SF5 Producer Shuhei Matsumoto) after widely replacing Yoshinori Ono as the face of Capcom's Street Fighter development team.

Not only has Nakayama played a major role in the wonderfully informative seasonal update streams and regularly sharing playful guesses for King of Fighters 15 character reveals, but he's also been uncovering and sharing old original Street Fighter sketches from Capcom's archives that date as far back as the 1990s. These images were penned by Capcom artistic heavyweights Kinu Nishimura and Bengus.

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Body painter Intraventus literally paints herself into fighting game characters like Scorpion, Morrigan, Mileena, C. Viper, and more

While we don't think we can technically call it cosplay, the breathtaking work of body painter Intraventus is more than worth sharing with fellow fighting game fans as she turns herself into the likes of Mortal Kombat, Street Fighter, and Super Smash Bros. characters.

We'll kick this right off by laying worries to rest and stating that there aren't any exposed naughty parts in the photos below. That said, save for the occasional wig or prop, Intraventus really isn't wearing anything but paint in these.

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Digital Eclipse is looking into re-releasing Marvel vs. Capcom 2 following online campaign from Maximilian

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 served as a pillar of the fighting game community for a decade, yet we haven't been able to purchase it for almost eight years now — and fans haven't exactly been quiet about its absence since.

Popular fighting game streamer and content creator Maximilian Dood recently began the #FREEMVC2 campaign to garner support among those who wish to see the hyper crossover to return, and one developer has already tossed their hat into the ring to try and make it a reality.

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Second Venom: Let There Be Carnage trailer again reminds us that Carnage needs to be a fighting game character someday

The second trailer for Venom: Let There Be Carnage, the sequel to the 2018 Venom movie, hit YouTube earlier today. Compared to the first trailer, this latest sneak peek at the Venom movie gave us more of a look at Carnage in action.

Just like before, we're reminded that Carnage has never been playable in a fighting game before. This is something that really needs to change someday.

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Fans express early disappointment about Taskmaster in Marvel's new Black Widow film

Taskmaster isn't the most common character when it comes to fighting games, but he was a welcomed part of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 roster and wound up being a bigger hit among fighting game fans than his relatively smaller reputation would have led us to predict.

The copy cat villain is back in the public eye as an antagonist in Marvel's new Black Widow film (which released Friday) and is now trending on Twitter, but many are expressing disappointment with how the character was handled. Very minimal spoilers for Black Widow ahead.

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Cool off from the summer heat with Overlord_JC's refreshing fighting game artwork

You already know an artist is of a particular caliber when they're featured in Udon Entertainment, but Overlord_JC may be a cut above the rest.

We've been glancing through his wonderful fighting game art and have come across a handful of refreshing Street Fighter summertime drawings that feel perfect for those of us wrestling with the heat, but that's not where the fun stops.

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Justin Wong releases new tier list for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is seeing something of a nice resurgence over the past year or so with the advent of Parsec making online tournaments and sets more viable than the game's actual netcode, and it's also going to be featured at some major offline events again too now including CEO 2021.

Eight-time Marvel vs. Capcom Evo champion PG|Justin Wong sat down to create his first UMvC3 tier list in two years and discuss how the game has been changing these recent months.

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