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NESiCAxLive now in the United States at Round 1 in California, more locations potentially receiving it

Though it's been quite a long time since we talked about NESiCAxLive, an arcade board that allows the legitimate downloading of countless games and updates onto a single unit digitally, we can finally report that a unit has come to the United States.

The first unit is at Round 1, an arcade in Los Angeles, California (Puente Hills). This could have an enormous impact on the arcade scene in the United States, mixing cost effective convenience for business owners with a huge library of titles for players.

In the announcement tweet by Round 1, they ask that people come by and show interest, with NESiCAxLive units only being able to grow in distribution if they're amply supported by the community. Here's the tweet in question:

If this is something you are interested in, tweet our to Round 1 and let them know, or go to the venue yourself and support it! Perhaps we'll be seeing a lot more of NESiCAxLive in the US soon.

Tip submitted by Shinebox.

Source: Round 1 USA

EVO 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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Multiple updates to tiers sections - MKX list heavily changed, Tanya & Predator added, BlazBlue and Skullgirls reset, Aria available

With the deluge that E3 created this year, we had been a little late in updating our various tiers sections on the website, but we pulled out all of the stops today and got caught up with things.

First off, we added Tanya and Predator to the Mortal Kombat tier listings, plus the list has been shaken up a lot, as a number of characters have swung up or down low recently.

Note that Predator and Tanya barely have any votes currently from the community, so they're currently located in the middle of the list, but that should change soon, as readers start inputting some of their match ups.

Next up, since BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend was recently released, we've reset the tiers, but also added Lambda and Celica into the mix.

Skullgirls got their 2nd Encore out into the wild, and we've added Robo-Fortune into their roster, plus reset their tiers.

Finally, long awaited and requested, Aria is now available for Killer Instinct tier voting.

As always, any time we reset the tiers for a game, we archive them. You can find the archives on the index pages for those respective titles.

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore officially available for PlayStation 4; Robo Fortune joins in the fun

The wait is over as Skullgirls 2nd Encore finally comes out today for PlayStation 4.

The Vita version will likely be out roughly six weeks or so from now. They're cross-buy with each other, so for people who buy the PS4 version beforehand, they'll automatically have the Vita version as soon as that becomes available.

The newest DLC character, Robo Fortune, is also available on Steam and PSN. She comes standard with the PS4 version of the game, but can be downloaded for free for the next three months. European players will have to wait until 7/9 for her.

You can view the game's patch notes as well as the launch trailer after the jump.

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July 7th release roundup - Yatagarasu, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, and Battle Fantasia Revised Edition all coming on July 7th

July 7th is looking to be a big day for certain fighting game lovers, with the long awaited Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm finally arriving on Steam. Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a complete collection of all the game has had to offer as a finalized edition, is also hitting the PS4 and Vita on that day.

Although Ark System Works had been teasing a Steam game of some kind, they recently revealed that said game would be a remade edition of Battle Fantasia, also hitting the Steam store on July 7th.

Hit the jump for details on all three of these titles, and what they offer.

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Skullgirls: 2nd Encore pre-orders for PlayStation 4 and Vita are now live; hear the special pre-order bonus theme here

Skullgirls: 2nd Encore is on its way, and you can now pre-order it for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita. You can currently cross-purchase the game for both systems for just $24.99.

If you pre-order now, you'll get:

- Cross-buy for both the PS4 and Vita versions
- A beautiful pre-order PS4 theme
- A 20% discount for PS+ members

A quick note from Lab Zero Games: "The July 31st date on the pre-order page is just a provisional date. If we pass final certification, then it will likely be earlier than that, but Sony requires that there be a temp date to be able to start pre-orders."

Hit the jump to hear the pre-order special theme preview, and for a link to the PS Store page where you can buy Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

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Learn how to play Tanya for free, see the Yatagarasu release date and watch a massive Skullgirls combo video all in our EventHubs round up

First order of business in today's round up, the Yatagarasu: Attack On Cataclysm release date has been announced. The anticipated Indiegogo title will officially drop on Steam on July 7th, and will carry along a $14.99 price tag. You can view the trailer after the jump.

Next up, we have a 23-minute Skullgirls: Encore combos music video. The CMV is a collaboration involving 29 different contributors and showcasing some insane combos for most of the game's cast.

Finally, those of your Mortal Kombat X players who don't have the Kombat Pack can play Tanya this week for free in the Tanya challenge tower. Ed Boon tweeted out earlier that Tanya's MKX Premier Tower begins today, so you can get used to the character before making the decision to buy her or not.

We've included a combo video for Tanya by Original Paperboy, which shows off some cool tech in all of her variations.

Check out all the juicy content after the jump below.

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Combo Breaker 2015 results, stream archive feat. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, K-Brad, CD Jr., SonicFox, Air, Arturo & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for Combo Breaker 2015.

Combo Breaker 2015 is taking place this weekend, and it's got a ton of games, and a ton of competitors.

Players you can expect to take part in the event include EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|K-Brad, TSC|CD Jr., cR|SonicFox, ZeRo, CCG|Air, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, EMP|KDZ, KIT|ForeverKing, REO, MOR|Rico Suave, HitBox|Tyrant, Wolfkrone, STB|Shujinkydink, EMP|DarthArma, VGP|Tom Brady, FF|ElvenShadow, Pig of the Hut, BT|Viscant, BananaKen, JRosa, TS|NerdJosh, KidViper and more.

As for games, you can expect to see Mortal Kombat X, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Skullgirls Encore, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, King of Fighters 13, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Divekick, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Lethal League and a special mystery game tournament.

There are also a bunch of retro tournaments, featuring classic games such as Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and Vampire Savior.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, BGCallisto and Galloping Ghost Arcade. There will also be an after-hours stream, featured on EG Justin Wong's stream.

Hit the jump to partake in the action.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 results feat. Mango, Leffen, Armada, Perfect Legend, HeavyWeapons, ToXY, Somniac and more

Updated: Final results and stream archives have been added to this story.

Earlier: Battle Arena Melbourne 7 kicks off this weekend in Australia, running May 22-24, 2015.

Some notable players from outside the land down under are attending this event including RZR|Perfect Legend, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, TSM|Leffen, along with some of Australia's finest like HeavyWeapons, ToXY, DB|Somniac and more.

Brackets for most games are scheduled to be updated on CouchWarriors' Challonge page and Smash Challonge brackets are posted here.

You can find the live streams and schedules below.

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Skullgirls competitors will appreciate this stylish Cerebella combo video artistically edited with a Sherlock Holmes theme

Video creator draganos451 has had this concept brewing for the past nine months now. A recent update for Skullgirls almost made his vision impossible, but he trudged on and was able to finish what he calls his masterpiece.

The video only features combos from Cerebella against Squigly. The combos are all based around countering Squigly's Inferno of Leviathan move, wherein she sends a giant projectile to bounce about the stage.

With precisely-timed use of her Diamond Deflector move, Cerebella is actually able to continue her combos and use the Inferno of Leviathan to her advantage. The awe comes in when you realize, that not only does Cerebella have to time her Diamond Deflector, she has to also figure out combos with gaps at just the right times to allow her to actually do Diamond Deflector.

It's evident that many hours went into making this video, both in the execution of the play and the editing. Hit the jump to check it out!

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Skullgirls 2nd Encore will add combo trials, challenges, fully-voiced story mode and more to PlayStation 4 and Vita versions

Earlier today, Peter Bartholow over at Lab Zero Games posted a blog detailing some of the features set to be added in Skullgirls 2nd Encore.

The update is set to hit PlayStation 4 and PS Vita this Summer, however, the Skullgirls team is looking into releasing the features as DLC for the PC version down the road.

Among the new facets being added to the game are a fully-voiced story mode, challenges that ask players to complete certain stipulations during the course of a match, survival mode, and much more.

Oh, and there are going to be trials too!

Trials test players’ skills by having them to perform combos. Trials are built on a new button-by-button instructional system to make learning combos easier and more intuitive than ever.

Furthermore, unlike many fighting game trials, Skullgirls 2nd Encore’s trials include combos frequently used in real play, from basic bread ‘n butter to more advanced combos.

You can check out the full list of Skullgirls 2nd Encore features over on the official Skullgirls website. Sent in by HooliganComboFTW and Shinkuu_Kikoken.

Northwest Majors 7 results ft. Justin Wong, ChrisG, PR Balrog, Ogawa, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, Dogura, KojiKOG, Air, Cloud805, KBR and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results and battle logs.

Earlier: This weekend, we're being treated to an awesome viewing experience in the form of Northwest Majors, taking place in Seattle, Washington.

The event features a huge load of games, including Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. For Wii U, Project M, Super Smash Bros. 64, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Skullgirls: Encore, Darkstalkers 3 and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, NeoGAF|Ogawa, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, NeoGAF|Dogura, NeoGAF|KojiKOG, CCG|Air, pH|Hoodaman, KIT|Cloud805, BE|KaneBlueRiver, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Brentt, Alex Myers and more. Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, LogicHole, 62-Bit Gaming and Seattle Tekken.

What are you waiting for? The live streams and schedule can be found right below.

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Skullgirls beware! Beowulf brings the pain with these flashy, massively damaging tag and delayed hyper combos

The anticipation for Beowulf was pretty huge, and he hasn't disappointed as he makes his splash into Skullgirls Encore.

Today we have a video made by RemiKz showing off some of Beowulf's most damaging combos. They actually do 100% on duo team characters, and while you may not realistically spend all your resources on these types of combos in tournament play, they do represent just how hard Beowulf can hit.

If you haven't tried out the new wrestler yet, this video may persuade you to give him a spin!

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Beowulf is here! See what combos, specials and theatrics the newest member of the Skullgirls cast is capable of in this showcase video

The newest DLC character for Skullgirls Encore has finally hit consoles. Beowulf jumps into the ring with high-flying theatrics, power slams, and enough illegal chair shots to satisfy even the most hardcore of wrestling fans. Uzumakihero Gaming has put together a quick video showcasing some of the new fighter's moves, combos and costumes.

With a tip of the hat to a myriad of pop culture including fighting game favorites, comic book heroes, a Power Ranger, The Ultimate Warrior and even William Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Beowulf's 25 variations costume references are hilariously on point.

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Hit the jump to see Beowulf in action.

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Epic wrestling star Beowulf makes his way onto the Skullgirls scene this Friday!

Created as a comedic echo of the Old English Epic hero, Beowulf is a retired wrestler who totes around his trusty weapon, a fold up chair. He's named it "Hurting," a clever call back to the mythical hero's sword, "Hrunting."

Beowulf will be available on PSN, the Xbox Marketplace and on Steam this Friday, 4/17. As with all Skullgirls Encore DLC, he'll be free to download for the first 3 months. Download him during that period and you get him for forever for free. After the free period he'll be $5.

Very important for 360 users: You'll need to re-download the required compatibility update once Beowulf is released as that is necessary to make him playable! That is the actual file that contains the patch update for the game.

Check out some character images below:

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Beowulf was the 5th DLC character announced for the game, and the fourth to become playable. Hit the jump to see the character trailer!

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Kim gets frozen in air, Xian tries the 'dash, dash, dash, dash' strategy, and more: Funny and Cool Moments ep. 89

LiangHuBBB returns with week with a brand new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series.

In this episode, games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter 4 Third Strike, King of Fighters 13, and many others are featured.

There are a number of awesome, and frankly, odd moments included here. Be on the look out for the weird KoF13 glitch that leaves airborne, RZR|Xian attempting multiple dashes, then command throw with Makoto, and plenty of other great clips.

For Funny and Cool Moments episode 87, hit the jump.

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