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Check out this glorious game in action - Almost 2 hours of Guilty Gear Xrd arcade gameplay footage from a-cho

Thanks to the GAMEacho in Japan, we have some fresh arcade footage of Guilty Gear Xrd.

For anyone who's been curious about checking this game out, this is prime time for it, as this video clocks in at a length of 1 hours and 41 minutes.

Don't miss this stunning game in action. Hit the jump.

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Winter Brawl 8 preview and schedule, will feature GamerBee, Justin Wong, IFC Yipes, Ricky Ortiz, K-Brad, RayRay, Flux, Zeus and more

BigE Gaming is set to launch another terrific tournament this weekend, Feb. 21-23, 2014 in Essington, Pennsylvania.

Winter Brawl 8 will be taking place at the Clarion Hotel and Conference Center, and a number of top players will once again be in attendance, including: AVM|GamerBee, EG|Justin Wong, EG|Ricky Ortiz, EMP|IFC Yipes, FNEX|K-Brad, EMP|Sanford Kelly, EMP|Dieminion, CTRL|RayRay, CTRL|Flux, PIE|Zeus and many more.

We've put together a full preview for this event, so you can find things like the schedule, games being played, pools, and quite a bit more all in one place.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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High-flying moles, wolves with fiery fists, blood sucking bats, and more - take a trip to the past with this ferocious Bloody Roar 4 combo video

It's not often that we feature combo videos of games that are roughly a decade old, but teoleo22vn persuaded us with this really cool Bloody Roar 4 compilation.

There are a ton of crazy juggles, combos into super, ones that switch between human and beast form during, and much more. This is a multi-character exhibition, so you'll see fighters such as Alice, Jenny, Gado, Shenlong, and more.

The version of Bloody Roar 4 used in this video is that which was released on PlayStation 2 back in 2003. Hit the jump to check out the video, and feel free to let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

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Blazing hot new Guilty Gear Xrd match footage from JAEPO 2014 show featuring gameplay of Millia, Bedman, Sol, May, Faust and more

Personally, I can't wait for the console release of Guilty Gear Xrd. If you're in the same boat as me, you'll be overjoyed at getting some fresh gameplay videos of the new game from the JAPEO 2014 Show which took place this weekend.

This 15-minute video shows several matches with different members of the game's cast, so hopefully some of your favourites are included in the mix.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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General news roundup - DoA5: Ultimate's Marie Rose and another new character for consoles in March, MvC Origins patch notes, BB: CT added to Steam

There's some general news for several games to be reported this morning. To start off, we've got some information regarding Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate.

Team Ninja were present at the JAEPO Show in Japan this weekend, where they announced that the recent addition to the Dead or Alive universe, Marie Rose, would be released as DLC for consoles in March, alongside another new character.

The new upcoming character was said to appear in the ending for the arcade version of Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate.

Hit the jump for the patch notes for Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins, as well as some surprising news regarding the BlazBlue series.

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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 2014 1.6 ft. ChrisG, Clockw0rk, Maximilian, Infrit, Alex Valle, Viscant, and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 2014 1.6 ft. ChrisG, Clockw0rk, Maximilian, Infrit, Alex Valle, Viscant, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Tonight, The Runback returns and is streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. This time around, they'll be running Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue, GGAC+R and KoF13, if there are enough entrants for each.

NYChrisG, BT|Clockw0rk, 1ATK|Infrit, BT|Viscant, Maximilian, LU|Alex Valle, and more are expected to compete tonight.

You can follow along with the action on Level Up's Challonge website.

If you missed them, last week's results are available here. Click the link below to see the coverage.

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New fighting game Blade Arcus announced by SEGA, features characters from the video game series Shining in a crossover

If you happen to be a fan of SEGA's long-lived Shining series of video games, then this announcement is sure to pique your interest.

Even if you aren't acquainted with this particular video game series, new fighting games are always worth keeping an eye on. Today, SEGA announced the new fighting game Blade Arcus, which has a few original characters mixed in with characters from the Shining series.

To check out the trailer, hit the jump.

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Updated: Results and archives added, Wednesday Night Fights 2014 1.6 ft. ChrisG, Alex Valle, Chris, Keno, Filipinoman, Brentt and more

Updated: Results and archives added, Wednesday Night Fights 2014 1.6 ft. ChrisG, Alex Valle, Chris, Keno, Filipinoman, Brentt and more Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights is running tonight, featuring players like NYChrisG, LU|Alex Valle, NGL|Chris, Keno, FRQ|Filipinoman, NGL|Brentt and more. Brackets are available on Level|Up's Challonge website.

It's hosted from Super Arcade in Waltnut, CA if you want to stop by and the main games on the docket will be SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice, TTT2 and DoA5U.

Last week's results for WNF are available here. Hit the jump to view the coverage.

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Early entrance numbers for SoCal Regionals 2014 by game - SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Smash, BlazBlue and more

We checked with Level|Up to find out what the early registration numbers are for the SoCal Regionals 2014, by game. With 20 titles in the lineup, we thought it'd be interesting to see which games have attracted the most players so far.

Also, an influx of users is expected to flood in a week before registration ends, on February 23, so it's highly advised that you sign up now, or risk not being able to compete in the games you wish to play — as registration is capped.

The caps for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3 and SSBM are 256 players. KoF13, BBCP and soon Injustice will be capped at 128, so if you're interested in signing up for any of these games, you should hit the SoCal Regionals website before the brackets fill up.

Hit the jump to see the breakdown.

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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 2014 1.5 ft. Infrit, Maximilian, Paradigm, Alex Valle, Miniboss, Godspeed, and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 2014 1.5 ft. Infrit, Maximilian, Paradigm, Alex Valle, Miniboss, Godspeed, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to this story.

Tonight, The Runback returns and is streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. This time around, they'll be running Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue, GGAC+R and KoF13, if there are enough entrants for each.

Maximilian, 1ATK|Infrit, LU|Alex Valle, UGC|Paradigm, Hitbox|Godspeed, LxG|Miniboss, and more are expected to compete tonight.

You can follow along with the action on Level Up's Challonge website.

If you missed them, last week's results are available here. Click the link below to see the coverage.

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Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 2014 season 1, ep. 5 ft. Mike Ross, Jayce The Ace, Marq Teddy, Alex Valle, Chris and Brentt

Updated: Results and archive added, Wednesday Night Fights 2014 season 1, ep. 5 ft. Mike Ross, Jayce The Ace, Marq Teddy, Alex Valle, Chris and Brentt Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to the story.

Wednesday Night Fights is running tonight, featuring players like Mike Ross, Jayce The Ace, NGL|Marq Teddy, LU|Alex Valle, NGL|Chris and NGL|Brentt and more. Brackets are available on Level|Up's Challonge website.

It's hosted from Super Arcade in Waltnut, CA if you want to stop by and the main games on the docket will be SSF4 AE v2012, Injustice, TTT2 and DoA5U.

Last week's results for WNF are available here. Hit the jump to view the coverage.

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Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate v1.04 patch adds a lot of sexy, also character balance changes

A new patch has been released for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, bringing the game up to v1.04, and adding a host of new balance changes.

Also, feeling the game is a bit lacking in sex appeal, the developers have upped the ante with new tropical sexy costumes.

You can find a new trailer for these costumes and images after the jump, along with full patch notes for the latest version.

Warning, many of you will consider this stuff NSFW, and I'm not talking about the patch notes (unless they nerfed your main).

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SEGA partners with Level|Up for Virtua Fighter 5 FS tournament - SEGA Cup taking place in April

SEGA has once again decided to partner with Alex Valle and Level|Up to run their SEGA Cup event, at Super Arcade in Walnut, CA.

A Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown tournament will be hosted on April 26, 2014 on PlayStation 3s.

Last year, $16,000 USD in cash prizes were distributed to the top 16 finalists, and while the prizing structure and amount for this year hasn't been announced, with SEGA backing this, it should be a sweet setup for those you can attend.

Hit the jump for more details.

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CEO Winterfest 2014 results and stream archive ft. Flocker, CJ Truth, NuckleDu, GreenAce, Tampa Bison, Marvelo and more

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from CEO Winterfest 2014, along with stream archives.

CEO Winterfest 2014 is taking place this weekend at the Allure Resort in Orlando, FL. Some of the notable players in attendance include EMP|Flocker, CEO|CJ Truth, EMP|NuckleDu, PZ|GreenAce, EMP|Tampa Bison, Marvelo, CEO|Jebailey and more.

You can find a full write up with all of the details about how to attend, what events are taking place and more.

The games being played are SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, Killer Instinct, Injustice, Smash Melee, BlazBlue CP, TTT2 and Dive Kick. Hit the jump to view the stream.

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Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 2014 1.4 ft. Clockw0rk, Infrit, Paradigm, Miniboss, Alex Valle, Cloud805, and more

Updated: Results and archive added, The Runback 2014 1.4 ft. Clockw0rk, Infrit, Paradigm, Miniboss, Alex Valle, Cloud805, and more Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Tonight, The Runback returns and is streaming live from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. This time around, they'll be running Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue, GGAC+R and KoF13, if there are enough entrants for each.

BT|Clockw0rk, 1ATK|Infrit, LU|Alex Valle, UGC|Cloud805, LXG|Miniboss, Paradigm, and more are expected to compete tonight.

You can follow along with the action on Level Up's Challonge website.

If you missed them, last week's results are available here. Click the link below to see the coverage.

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Guilty Gear Xrd footage from Japanese BuruRaji show demonstrates gameplay for new character Bedman, 3D perspective, finishing moves and more

New footage of Guilty Gear Xrd has surfaced on the internet, this time from BuruRaji, some sort of talk show featuring, among others, the voice actors for Ragna the Bloodedge and Makoto Nanaya from the BlazBlue series.

In this video, you'll see the first proper gameplay from newcomer Bedman, who sleeps while fighting, as well as some really cool intro cinematics and finishing moves from old, well-known characters. They also demonstrate a perspective change, which shows the game in a different camera perspective than traditional 2D games generally allow.

Hit the jump to see the footage.

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Updated: Results and archives added, WNF 2014 season 1, episode 4 ft. Chris, Keno, Alex Valle, Snake Eyez, Emperor Theo, Rip and more

Updated: Results and archives added, WNF 2014 season 1, episode 4 ft. Chris, Keno, Alex Valle, Snake Eyez, Emperor Theo, Rip and more Updated: Results and stream archives have been added to this story.

It's time once again for Wednesday Night Fights, hosted weekly from Super Arcade in Walnut, CA. Some of the people competing tonight include NGL|Chris, Keno, LU|Alex Valle, Snake Eyez, Emperor Theo, Rip, DSC|Veloc1raptor, and many others.

The games in the lineup are once again SSF4 AE v2012, TTT2, DoA5U and Injustice. Full brackets for these titles are available on Level|Up's Challonge website.

Last week's results are available if you'd like to see how to look out for.

Hit the jump to view the coverage.

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