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Voice actor for Ken Masters and Devil May Cry's Dante uninjured but nearly killed in car robbery attempt

So first off, please note that Reuben Langdon is completely uninjured from this incident. He came very close to being killed in a car robbery attempt.

A video was posted on Steve Copeland's Facebook that had the two reviewing the damage done to their vehicle. From what they are able to discern, they were shot at six times during the incident while filming a documentary in Guatemala — a country with one of the highest murder rates in the world.

Notably, the chair that Langdon was sitting in has a bullet hole in it. During the intense situation, Langdon thought he had been shot in the back but ended up being very lucky.

The two also mentioned that a gun might've been pointed directly at Langdon's head at one point. Somehow, they managed to escape the shooting without any injuries.

Reuben Langdon is the voice actor for Dante in Devil May Cry 3: Dante's Awakening, Devil May Cry 4, Devil May Cry 5, and Ken Masters in Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. He has also done motion capture work for Chris Redfield in Resident Evil Code: Veronica, Resident Evil 5 and Resident Evil 6.

"The message we’re bringing forward is both ancient and from the future" wrote Steve Copeland in a Facebook post. "Now is the time when we come together as one human family to restore our shared home, regenerate and see peace materialize on earth. Some people don’t want this [to] happen, but it’s predestined and will happen regardless of their attempts to keep it from happening."

It seems Langdon had a bit of a sense of humor about the situation as he declares that he was "glad" that he "had [his] bulletproof coffee this morning."

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EVO Japan 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The second installment ever of one of the biggest tournament expansions we've seen is here this weekend, namely the expansion of the EVO brand to Japan, with EVO Japan 2019.

This year, it's taking place in Fukuoka rather than Tokyo, and although entrants aren't as high as they were in last year's monumental premier year, the entrants certainly aren't anything to scoff at.

Over 1000 players are participating in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, over 500 in Tekken 7, and roughly between 200-300 each for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Soul Calibur 6 and King of Fighters 14, respectively.

While these 6 games are the main titles at the event, there'll be an absolutely insane amount of side tournaments as well, so make sure you keep in tune with all of the action.

Players participating are a bit too plentiful to list, but just count on the vast majority of Asian top players — and many other top players from other regions of the world — being present and competing.

Streaming is being done at EVO, EVO 2, EVO 3 and EVO 4.

Side events are set to be streamed at KVO Japan 01, KVO Japan 02, KVO Japan 03 and KVO Japan 04.

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Devil May Cry 5's Nero needs to be a playable character in the next Marvel vs. Capcom game

Devil May Cry 5 is coming back after a decade-long hiatus of the mainline series in just under a month on March 8, but its newest demo is now available for PlayStation and Xbox users to get a taste of the newly tuned action.

The series has long had a connection to the fighting game community due to its crazy in-depth combo system that allows for each individual player to express themselves differently, so it was only natural when a number of its leading heroes would make the jump to an actual fighter.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 featured Dante, Vergil and Trish as playable characters with the twin brothers seeing high competitive play throughout the game's life — which Dante followed up with again in Infinite — but there is one character that has been notably absent from the fighting game realm... and that's Nero.

Nero first appeared as the co-main protagonist alongside Uncle Dante in Devil May Cry 4 back in 2008 as a smart-mouthed fighter with a demon arm, but he's been snubbed essentially three times now for a spot in a Capcom fighting game roster.

After personally playing through Devil May Cry 5's demo seven times, it re-affirmed my beliefs that Nero needs to be on the next Marvel vs. Capcom or whatever new Vs. title's roster — and he'd likely make a good replacement for Spencer.

His all new cybernetic Devil Breaker arms open many more potential gameplay doors for a fighting game move set for singular powerful strikes, rocket punches, laser cannons and extra mobility options.


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Street Fighter 5 sales surpass 2.9 million units

Back in November of 2018, Capcom had reported that they had sold at least 2.2 million units of Street Fighter 5. Notably, their original projected sales for the title was two million. We had received confirmation that Capcom had achieved this goal back in December of 2017.

It's worth mentioning that Capcom's latest financial report indicated that the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection performed well in 2018, but oddly made no mention of Street Fighter 5. Despite what that seems to suggest, it appears that Street Fighter 5 sales have jumped up by about 700,000 units.

In other words, Street Fighter 5 is now Capcom's 18th best selling title. This also means that Street Fighter 5 is Capcom's fourth best selling fighting game.

Note that updated versions of fighters like Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 or Street Fighter 4 and Super Street Fighter 4 are being counted as separate titles. It appears that Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition are being counted as the same entity since the new version was a free update.

As for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, sales were increased by approximately 100,000 units. Unfortunately, this means that it has only been able to reach 1.3 million units of the two million projected sales goal.

Oddly, the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is absent from Capcom's Platinum Titles page despite the fact that Devil May Cry HD Collection and Mega Man Legacy Collection are both present.

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Frosty Faustings XI results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XI is taking place this weekend — or to be more specific, this Friday and Saturday — in Illinois.

This is a pretty huge event with more than 1200 entrants total, so the competition is going to be off the charts for several of the games present.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate both have over 200 entrants, while BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Soul Calibur 6, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and the event's Mystery Tournament all have over 100 entrants each.

Besides these titles, you can also expect tournament play to be streamed for Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers), Windjammers, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars, Pokkén Tournament DX, King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Melty Blood: Actress Again Current Code, Super Sailor Moon S, Fighting EX Layer, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

Players set to attend include NuckleDu, REC|Punk, NRG|HookGangGod, LostSoul, UYU|Cloud805, EG|NYChrisG, BC|LordKnight, 1UP|PepperySplash, PG|MarlinPie, Teresa, Disrupt|Shadow20z, BjornSonOfBear, FF|ElvenShadow, Jona, FOX|Dekillsage, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Mr. K, Hotashi, NRG|Supernoon, Brian_F, Disrupt|Joonya20z, BxA|Blaze, ITS|ShinBlade, ITS|Mak, UYU|BeautifulDude, Foo, JodyThaGreat and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at BG Callisto, Low Kick Tournaments, Team Spooky, Will English IV, rs Blackrose and Unrivaled Tournaments.

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In case you forgot, Click Burgundy's fighting game art is still absolutely top tier

It's always a good day when you realize you haven't perused Click Burgundy's art page in a while and get to see all the new pieces he's done as of late.

Today we see more than a few new fighting game illustrations featuring characters like Baiken, Menat, Ibuki, Sodom, Mai, Kage and plenty others.

The characters showcased hail from all parts of the fighting game realm as Marvel vs. Capcom, Street Fighter, BlazBlue and even Super Smash Bros. are represented amongst others.

I'm especially intrigued to see how people respond to Alpha Ken, who is well made but does seem a little bit odd for reasons I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps I can no longer see Ken Masters without the scarring stare of Street Fighter 5 Ken piercing through?

In any case, please give the gallery below a look through and let us know which of these beautiful works are your favorites and why.

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God of War's art director creates gritty versions of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite characters

We're excited to share with you some brilliant visual game fusions today as Raf Grassetti, art director for 2018's God of War) has created some of the cast of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as though they shared a universe with Kratos.

Characters like Fox McCloud, Samus Aran and Link undergo makeovers that remove them from the more lighthearted world of Super Smash Bros., and instead imagine them as much more realistic and rugged.

Grassetti's take on Sonic the Hedgehog is great, and perhaps should be considered by Paramount Pictures considering the amount of backlash their initial Sonic the Hedgehog film teaser trailer got them... or maybe the character just needs to stay on the cartoon side of the spectrum.

That brings us to Bowser, who certainly looks like he could be one of the most gruesome and intimidating bosses the God of War franchise has ever seen. The king of all koopas looks like a near impervious mound of hard shell, leathery skin and sharp edges.

Grassetti has also offered his take on two characters from the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite roster in both Nova and Ultron. You can view the gallery featuring all the aforementioned characters below, and please tell us what you think in the comments after.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've just barely entered the new year, and we already have a slew of events upon us.

Kumite in Tennessee is one of them, and as you'd expect, it's taking place in Tennessee — more specifically, Franklin, Tennessee.

With Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Tekken 7 both having over 100 entrants, and Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition all being above 50 entrants each, respectively, this is going to be a pretty loaded event.

The games being played besides the aforementioned five are BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Injustice 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat XL, King of Fighters 14, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Killer Instinct and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

Some of the notable players attending include Lil Majin, Disrupt|Shadow20z, BC|Biohazard, CuddleCore, SB|JB, W2W|KnowKami, Neon, Pokchop, BC|HoneyBee, MnT|Trungy, SperoGin, KoDee, TS|Arturo Sanchez and of course many more beyond that.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, VG Boot Camp, NYC Furby, HXC Gaming Events and TNEA Live.

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Marvel Game's logo change seems to be pointing towards something related to the Fantastic Four but if the stars align...

Recently, Marvel Games changed their Twitter logo. Most notably, the capitalized "A" in "Games" has been replaced with a "4."

We get the sense that they are hinting towards something. Perhaps it could have something to do with the Avengers. Later this year, another Avengers movie will be released.

Since "The Avengers," "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and "Avengers: Infinity War" are the first, second, and third Avenger movies respectively, then that means "Avengers: Endgame" is the fourth movie. Still, these movies haven't really been officially referred to as "Avengers 1," "Avengers 2," "Avengers 3," and "Avengers 4." Replacing letters with numbers in the title has not been a prominent theme either.

While there's no doubt going to be some focus on the Avengers franchise on the part of Marvel Games to ride the wave of success that the upcoming Avengers movie will bring, the "4" still doesn't make sense. Notably, the next Ultimate Marvel Alliance that was recently announced is only the third entry in the series.

How about the Fantastic Four franchise? Over a year ago, Disney had acquired 21st Century Fox — which included the movie rights for the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool — for $52.4 billion.

While Disney had the rights to use these franchises outside of films, some fans would probably argue that other series were prioritized. Now, there's more incentive for Disney to push for the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, and Deadpool in other forms of media.

For the release of Fantastic Four's most recent movie, posters were released that replaced the second "a" with a "4" in "Fantastic."

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While the odds seem to be pointing towards a new Fantastic Four game or the inclusion of the Fantastic Four team into another game like Ultimate Marvel Alliance 3, there's one other possibility that immediately comes to mind. Although it's extremely unlikely that this is what Marvel Games is hinting at, let's consider the possibility for... Marvel vs. Capcom 4.

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KVO The Winter Battle results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Christmastime doesn't necessarily mean that tournaments are off the table, as this weekend's event proves.

KVO The Winter Battle is taking place in Kyoto, Japan.

This is an event organized by the same people who usually hold the KVO event which is typically held in May every year.

There are a ton of games being played at this event, including Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Pokkén Tournamnet DX, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 14, SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, ARMS, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and many more beyond.

Some of these games are played in teams and some are played in singles, and you can look for more details on your game of choice here.

Streaming is being done at KVO Japan 2018, KVO Japan 2, Team KVO Japan, KVO Japan 3, KVO Japan 4 and ARMS Tenka.

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NEC 19 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

NEC 19 is taking place this weekend in King of Prussia, Pennsylvania.

This event is hosting a ton of different games, with the most entered one being Soul Calibur 6 at over 250 participants, meaning that stakes are going to be very high for everyone involved.

Besides this, the event will also be hosting tournaments for Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], Dead or Alive 5: Last Round and Pokkén Tournament DX.

Some of the notable names showing up include FOX|SonicFox, Dragon, PAG|Grover, BxA|PartyWolf, Saiyne, Linkorz, UGS|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, Flux, PG|MarlinPie, W2W|KnowKami, FSD|Rikuto and KPB|JDR, though there are obviously many more as well.

There are several other games not listed on the main stream schedule as well that may have side streams such as Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Killer Instinct and Injustice 2, so make sure to check around if those are being streamed separately if you're interested.

Streaming is being done at Bifuteki, Funky P, Bros Calamity, KPB Live and TSB Blaze.

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New Captain Marvel trailer gives us a better look at Skrulls, might a certain 'Super' Skrull of Marvel vs. Capcom 3 fame be making an appearance?

Marvel Entertainment has released its second trailer for 2019's Captain Marvel, this time with a good bit more information and insight into exactly what kind of ride we'll be going on.

While it seems the film's main antagonist is likely Ronin, the same blue baddie you'll remember from Galaxy of the Guardians Vol. 1, it seems the cinematic Marvel universe is finally bringing in the comic company's long-time galactic foot soldiers, the Skrull.

We caught a very quick glimpse of a Skrull outline in the first trailer, and had to assume the old lady getting beaten up on a bus by Carol Danvers was more than likely one of these shape shifting aliens. That's all but confirmed in this new trailer as Nick Fury's voice over notes the Skrull fairly blatantly as "the bad guys" while that same scene plays out with the elder woman retaliating with ninja-like movements.

The fighting game community will remember will remember a little title from not all that long ago, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, that featured Super Skrull (Kl'rt) as one of the playable characters. Kl'rt is usually a Fantastic Four baddie, but has had multiple run ins with Captain Marvel in the comics over the years.

It very well may be the case that the Skrull are used more so as faceless henchmen baddies for Captain Marvel to show off on in this coming film, but we're holding out for the chance that perhaps we'll also come face to face with Kl'rt, if even just as a tease as the main baddie for a sequel.

Captain Marvel is slated to drop on March 8th of next year. You can view both trailers below.

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What are the chances we'll see the return of Marvel vs. Capcom at Capcom Cup 2018?

Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite had a rocky launch to say the least. The long-awaited title featured its own pro circuit in 2017, but it was left off of the EVO mainstage and the Capcom Pro Tour this year.

Neither company in the namesake have said anything about the fighting game in months either after it had soft sales, but all hope may not be lost for those looking for continued support for Infinite and the franchise as a whole.

Prominent leaker Vergeben previously stated that Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite was once again being worked on and will be re-branded as Marvel vs. Capcom 4 at some point in the future. He's correctly predicted characters like Ridley and Simon Belmont for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles for Injustice, but his track record for Capcom titles have been shakier certainly.

If these rumors about an updated Marvel vs. Capcom game are indeed true, then Capcom Cup 2018 would be the likeliest place to reveal the new / re-worked title to the die-hard fans and players who will likely already be in attendance or watching from home for the Street Fighter 5 finals.

The previous two years Sony and Capcom had teamed up to bring their events together with the PlayStation Experience and Capcom Cup in December plus Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's separate Battle for the Stones finals.

Marvel Infinite had also been first revealed at the PSX 2016 press conference, but Capcom Cup is now its own singular event in 2018 due to Sony choosing to skip PlayStation Experience this year.

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Gal Gadot Kitana, Hulk Hogan Hercule, John Cena Captain America, LeBron James Akuma... BossLogic imagines celebrities as fighting game characters

Prepare to be floored by the incredibly realistic fighting game art of BossLogic as he fuses some of our favorite characters with famous celebrities.

There are some absolutely wonderful images in our gallery here today, some of which may make you laugh while others simply introduce your jaw to the floor.

We'll run down the list just to clarify in case you're not familiar with some of the pop culture figures. Tom Hardy as Vegeta, LeBron James as Akuma, Kevin Hart as Krillin, Gal Gadot as Kitana, Dove Cameron as Android 18, Hulk Hogan as Hercule, John Cena as Captain America, Tom Hiddleston as Cell, Malcom McDowell as Dr. Gero, Jason Mamoa as Broly, James Harden as Freddy Krueger and Donovan Mitchell as Spider-Man.

We recently featured one of BossLogic's creations when he made The Rock into Sagat, and have seen his artwork on EventHubs multiple times in the past.

These capture our gazes for multiple reasons as they're both entertaining and pretty profound in terms of execution. While it's not the prettiest of the bunch, I have to say that Hulk Hercule got the biggest laugh/reaction out of me personally.

Check out the gallery here and share in the comments which were your favorites. Be sure to visit BossLogic's Twitter page (linked above) for even more of his wonderful art.

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Stan Lee has passed away

Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee has passed away at the age of 95.

According to TMZ, Lee was rushed to the hospital from his home in the Hollywood Hills early this morning. Stan was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, which is where he died — this information was confirmed to TMZ by Lee's daughter.

A cause of death has yet to be unveiled. Earlier this year, Stan did experience some health issues including pneumonia and a heart health scare.

J.C., Stan Lee's daughter, provided a brief statement about her father's passing to TMZ:

"My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man."

Lee has a long legacy as a prolific comic book writer, former editor-in-chief at Marvel Comics, and co-creator of some of the most popular super heroes to ever exist, among numerous other accomplishments.

Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, Doctor Doom, The Fantastic Four, Daredevil, Black Panther, and Magneto are just a handful of the plethroa of characters Lee had a large hand in creating — many of which have appeared in several of our beloved fighting games.

Stan Lee and his amazing work have touched the lives of people all over the world, making true believers of us all. Rest in peace, Stan, you will be dearly missed.

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Ultron's AI or Sigma's virus? Who would survive in a battle to the death? Let's ask Death Battle

Some of us may have already come up with an answer to this ourselves thanks to the fact that both Ultron and Sigma showed up on the roster of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, but in case you want the more scientific approach, ScrewAttack has you covered.

These big baddies hail respectively from the Marvel and Capcom universes, and both threaten the galaxy with awesome power... in their own individual, unique and totally not tired, overused super villain plot ways.

The general public is going to be more familiar with Ultron considering he was just in one of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's mega blockbusters, (the most forgettable of the Avengers movies if you ask me) while fans of MegaMan will certainly recognize the awesomely powerful boss that is Sigma.

Both of these antagonists are capable of dishing out and surviving "the number is so big no one cares" levels of physical punishment, but maybe one can technically take more than the other.

That's where Wiz and Boomstick come in as they analyze all the ridiculous details and try to form enough of a solid foundational reference point to answer which of these two would survive a death battle.

Who is Fios and who is dial up? Find out which of these technological super figures comes out on top by checking out the video below.

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Stop asking for the wrong balance changes; why Japan's days as top dog are numbered; the sexiest thing you can do in Street Fighter 5 and more

Season 4 of Street Fighter 5 is just around the corner, which means balance changes galore... potentially.

From general mechanics to individual character moves, Catalyst and I talk about the delicate art of fighting game balance on this week's EventHubs Podcast.

We also delve into the emerging final bracket for Capcom Cup, specifically examining how strong a presence various regions and countries currently have. While Asia and Japan are the top dogs at the moment, I have a theory that the gap with the rest of the world is closing for specific reasons.

We also cover some of this week's news including the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate reveal and the hilariously tragic case of Waluigi, who it seems has become a meme-like shell of his former self.

Personal bias and tunnel vision are very dangerous when it comes to the discussion of altering the way fighting games work, so we thought it good to examine some of the pitfalls people tend to fall into when it comes to this, and then offer our thoughts on the current example that is Street Fighter 5's fourth season.

I also offer my two cents on what I think is the sexiest and most satisfying thing to do in Street Fighter, and how to implement it more into your own game play.

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