Hungrybox quits engineering job after disappointing The Big House 6 placing to focus more time on Super Smash Bros. Melee

Juan 'Liquid|Hungrybox' Debiedma has no shortage of amazing placings in Super Smash Bros. Melee, even managing to snag the championship victory at EVO 2016, after having placed 3rd in 2013 and 2nd in both 2014 and 2015.

But even though Liquid|Hungrybox has seen great success, his 5th place finish at The Big House 6 last weekend sent a clear message to him - that it was time to step it up further.

As such, he has made the huge commitment to resign from his engineering job so that he can focus more time onto the game that has become such a huge part of his life.

He's not going to focus full-time only on Super Smash Bros. Melee, though. You can find a brief clip where he explains some of his intentions below.

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Darkstalkers visual retrospective part 1 relives what many called one of Capcom's most beautiful fighting games

The first entry in our Darkstalkers visual retrospective examines the first game in the series.

Released in July 1994 in arcades, this was often considered one of Capcom's best looking fighting games at the time.

With colorful graphics, silky smooth animation and over the top characters, Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors, had a terrific style and look which sparked a strong fan following.

You can find all of the initial images below, but be sure to check back as we look at other games in this franchise and the artsy style they contributed to the FGC.

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3-hit combo scores 39% for Tanya in Mortal Kombat XL, all you need is one meter and Dark Shroud

ElChakotay recently sent us an interesting Mortal Kombat XL clip.

Apparently, Tanya has the ability to dish out 39% damage with a simple 3-hit combo.

After hitting the opponent with Dark Shroud, all Tanya needs to do is hit jumping 4 into EX air fireball in her Pyromancer variation. If hit at the correct height, you'll get a large chunk of damage for little effort and only one meter.

You can check out the clip after the jump.

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SNES had the superior sound chip, right? Savaged Regime's remix of Ken's SF2 theme for the Genesis may make you think of things a little differently

The Genesis' sound chip had a bit of an infamous existence.

While it definitely had its fans and share of rocking tunes, the Super Nintendo was often regarded as having the superior sound chip in the 16-bit consoles.

Enter Savaged Regime, who does some great reproductions on the Genesis Yamaha YM2612 chip, and Ken's remixed theme from Street Fighter 2 is no exception. Check it out.

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Almost 10 seconds of parrying leading to a Super Art finisher - D-No shows us how magical Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike can be, even today

Probably the most famous fighting game moment ever came from Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, back at EVO 2004, the legendary "EVO Moment #37" between the (back then unsponsored) BST|Daigo Umehara and EG|Justin Wong.

While this moment doesn't have stakes nearly as high, or a crowd reacting to it for that matter, this is definitely a parry moment that perfectly hits the spot of how to make magic happen in 3rd Strike.

Whenever you're ready, you can check out the full sequence below.

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Street Fighter 5's ver. 1.11 update currently available for download

Updated: Street Fighter 5's ver. 1.11 in-game update is available for download now. You can see a few screenshots of the install process below.

Since the servers are still down, we probably won't see the full effects of the update until later today.

Earlier: The Street Fighter 5 servers are currently down for scheduled maintenance. As we previously reported, we can expect this maintenance session to last about six hours, and the servers will return at around 4 p.m. PDT.

Little to no information about what this server tune up entails is readily available, but it looks like Capcom might be making way for another update that could be going live as soon as today.

It seems as though X-Kira has already been prompted to download the ver. 1.11 update. According to a recent post on Facebook, the patch's file size comes in at 804MB.

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One of Marvel vs. Capcom 3's more obscure character choices makes her movie debut: Watch X-23 rip it up in the official 'Logan' trailer

The internet is abuzz today, as the first official trailer for the new "Logan" feature film has been unleashed upon the masses.

Considered the third part in the series of Wolverine solo movies, Marvel Comics' triple-clawed X-Man is returning to the big screen on March 3rd, 2017. And this time he's joined by a very special sidekick.

Back in early 2011, X-23 made her first fighting game appearance in Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Fans were surprised to see Marvel add such an unexpected character to the playable roster, especially considering the demand for more popular characters. But with her popularity in the comic book realm, it made sense.

Six years later, we get to see her on the big screen for the very first time. Needless to say, it's great to see more obscure characters getting their time in the limelight.

Early next month, we'll be seeing Dr. Strange hit theaters. Let's hope he hits someone with a few reps of the Impact Palm loop.

In the meantime, you can catch a glimpse of X-23's movie debut in the gallery below. For the trailer, be sure to hit the jump.

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FV Cup 2016 results ft. Xian, Kazunoko, Bonchan, Sako

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, FV Cup 2016 is taking place in Malaysia, and alongside the last online qualifier, it's the last Asian tournament before the regional finals, taking place in November.

With points on the line, a lot of people are out to get them - at this event you can expect to see RZR|Xian, GGP|Kazunoko, RB|Bonchan, HORI|Sako, HuomaoTV|HumanBomb, YouDeal|Yukadon, FV|Chuan, Tse4444, Marn, RZR|Gackt, TGU|MindRPG and many more.

Streaming will be handled by Beastapac.

Check out the full action below.

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Why Super Smash Bros. Melee HD (with online) would be a huge success for Nintendo

With the recent announcement of the Nintendo Switch, we were able to get a glimpse of the console's many forms of controls and how they would work in a theoretical Super Smash Bros. Switch entry. A ported version of Super Smash Bros. (Melee or otherwise) has been on the mind of many gamers lately as a result of this announcement.

Like the Wii U, the Nintendo Switch is unlikely to have backwards compatibility to the GameCube specifically. We've seen that the Wii U previously has tried to remedy this by releasing HD ports of GameCube games (most from the Legend of Zelda series).

We've already seen that Nintendo is porting a few of their Wii U titles to their new console. If Nintendo were to continue to remake HD versions of older GameCube games, they would almost certainly create them for the Nintendo Switch rather than the Wii U.

Of all the GameCube games that Nintendo gamers have wanted to have a high definition port, Super Smash Bros. Melee may just be the most desired game to have a port. With Nintendo's new console, they have now been presented with an extremely beneficial opportunity.

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18 year old Korean girl group member cosplays as Chun-Li and shows off her flexibility when she tosses first pitch at baseball game

Cheng Xiao, member of the South Korean girl group Cosmic Girls, threw a very unique first pitch at a baseball game recently.

The 18 year old dressed as Chun-Li to do so, and wound up doing more than merely tossing the ball in from the pitcher's mound. Known for her elaborate dance moves, Xiao nearly added a full routine to her wind up.

You can click the image below to see the actual pitch, which also includes a variation of Chun's overhead, but there's more to the performance in the video after the jump.

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Watching this kid take his first steps toward the FGC just might drum up some fond memories of your own

If you've been a fan of fighting games for a long time, there's probably a defining moment that you can remember where you just knew that fighting games were special to you.

Travelling Controller uploaded a video recently that captures what may be one of those moments for a young player wrapping his head around Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. During a local weekly tournament in Massachusetts, things come to a halt when most of the participants crowd around to watch this kid do his best to take on Gill.

The tournament attendees were initially surprised to see his grasp on pulling off special moves, and became impressed to see the strategies he used to try and avoid Gill's Resurrection ruining things. Before long, they were all cheering him on:

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K' got destroyed by nerfs, but Nakoruru remains strong? Community reacts to latest King of Fighters 14 patch

The latest King of Fighters 14 patch has been live since yesterday, and with it came several damage reductions and nerfs to some of the stronger fighters.

It seems as though one character was hit with the nerf bat harder than others, though. Quite a few Twitter users have expressed their thoughts on K' post-patch, and it's not good. Many feel the character has been "destroyed" by the changes.

This quick clip from SCanon5749 shows that one of his useful juggles no longer works.

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Even Juicebox -- known for being a King of Fighters series guru of sorts -- believes that though the patch brought forth a lot of good, K's nerfs were pretty harsh.

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Zangief with horns and a cape? Latest Street Fighter costume concepts show a bunch of "Heroes" & "History" inspired threads

Yet again, the CFN has been updated with costumes that didn't quite make the cut for the game... At least not yet. This is one of those entries where it's made clear that if people really like these costumes, let Capcom know, and they might actually end up materializing sometime down the line.

These costumes were originally posted in Japanese on the Capcom Fighters Network, but lucky for you that I, Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor, am at hand to serve you fresh translations of everything from the post.

Continue below for the full translation of the CFN post, as well as the costumes Balrog, Zangief, Chun-Li and Urien might receive in the future.

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Xian: I think what we do is equivalent to sports, feels Singapore is 2nd behind Japan in fighting game ability

Ho Kun Xian, better known in the FGC as RZR|Xian, recently chimed in on the subject of how eSports stack up with traditional athletics.

"I definitely think what we do is equivalent to sport," Xian told Channel NewsAsia.

"We are training just as much as sportspeople train. There is more strategy involved in gaming, and you also need... to maintain focus and concentration," he said.

Xian feels that eSports could even be considered more difficult, in some cases, due to the mental stamina top players need to handle the highest levels of competition.

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Gootecks vs. Mike Ross in Street Fighter 5 finally happens tomorrow, check our poll results to see who EventHubs readers think will win

Update: We've got final poll results available to view after the jump.

Earlier: Gootecks and Mike Ross have done a lot for the fighting game community, but most people probably know them for their show The Excellent Adventures of Gootecks and Mike Ross in which they team up to face Street Fighter's online cohorts. After fighting alongside one another for so long, fans have started to wonder: why don't they ever play against each other?

This match up has been requested for quite some time, and it looks like the fans are finally getting what they've been asking for.

Mike and Gootecks just released a new video on the official Excellent Adventures website that can only be accessed by subscribers at the moment. In it, guys lock horns in Street Fighter 5 and see who can be the first to win two 2/3 sets.

This Sunday, we will be seeing part 1 of their bout on YouTube. So, if you're not a subscriber -- even though you can get a 2-week free trial right now -- be sure to check out Cross Counter TV for the first installment.

We'd like to know who you think will win, so we created a poll that allows you to cast your vote.

Editor's note: If you're a subscriber and already know the outcome, please do not ruin it for those who haven't seen it and want to take part in the poll.

With all that having been said, be sure to check out the poll after the jump!

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