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Tokyo Tekken Masters results ft. Saint, Nobi, Take, Knee

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Probably the biggest event this weekend as far as Tekken goes is this one, which as the name suggests takes place in Tokyo.

This is a Master event for the Tekken World Tour, so players aiming for that big money at the end of the circuit have their eyes set on this one.

Several of Asia's finest Tekken players have chosen to show up, including FOX|Saint, Yamasa|Nobi, Yamasa|Take, Knee, NOROMA, Chanel, Kkokkoma, Yamasa|Yuu, KuroKuro, Pekos, AK, CO|Tanukana, LiliMan and many more.

Over 140 players are partaking, so this is a big gathering of top level players for you to enjoy watching.

Even better from a spectator standpoint is that this is a one-day event - meaning that once it begins, it goes on until the very end, so just tune in right away and stick around for maximum Tekken viewage.

Streaming is, of course, being done at Tekken.

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Ultimate Tekken Bowl is now available in Tekken 7

Brand new content is now available for download in Tekken 7, as today marks the game's first official DLC release.

Bowling in Tekken actually started back in 1997's Tekken Tag Tournament, and is now re-imagined after two console generations and 20 years of gaming.

This 1.05 patch also brings with it some fixes to T7's online modes including fluidity in matchmaking experiences as well as a few display changes. We'll also be getting some brand new character costumes including Blood Vengeance School Uniforms, bikinis, 1920’s bathing suits, Idol Master-themed outfits and Traditional Japanese Fundoshi threads.

All content will be available to season pass holders. Those who haven't purchased the $24.99 DLC bundle will only gain access to the patch updates.

We've included a video showcasing a play through of the bowling mini game, as well as a look at the new costumes in editor mode, from Zanar Aesthetics after the jump.

Here are a few screen shots to get you started:

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Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 announcements likely coming next month at Tokyo Game Show

Tokyo Game Show 2017 takes place next month. The large, Japan-based gaming expo often features a strong showing for the latest products in gaming, with many companies taking the opportunity to make announcements of what's to come.

This year, we can expect Bandai Namco to attend, and the company has unveiled their official TGS line up. Thanks to Gematsu, we now have an idea of what will be featured at the event.

At the Bandai Namco booth, we will be seeing both Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7. The line up lists the capacity of which we'll be seeing each game, and the good news is both are set to have trailers.

It is unclear whether this means all new trailers or not, but given the scale of Tokyo Game Show, we'd say there's a very good chance that the company will be making never-before-seen reveals.

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Absolute Battle 8 results ft. SonicFox, Punk, Snake Eyez, Justin Wong

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Absolute Battle is back, and as always, it's taking place in Texas.

This event is a big deal for Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, since it's part of both the Capcom Pro Tour and the Tekken World Tour, but it's an even bigger deal for Injustice 2, for which it is a Premier Event in the Injustice 2 Pro Series.

Each of these three games are boasting over 100 entrants, so there'll be a lot of matches lined up to be played this weekend.

Although those are the main three games, that doesn't mean there's nothing else to enjoy. You can also look forward to tournament play in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Killer Instinct and Pokkén Tournament.

There are a bunch of high profile players showing up for most games present at the event, including, but not limited to, FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, CYG|Snake Eyez, FOX|Justin Wong, Noble|Dragon, Streamme|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, ITS|Joey Fury, Rogue|Slayer, PG|Speedkicks, FOX|Theo, Brian_F, XSK Samurai, RNG|WhiteBoi, CYG|PR Balrog, ITS|Princess Ling, Noble|Semiij, Circa|LPN, VS|Pokchop, Flash, PG|Hayatei, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, Circa|ForeverKing, Biohazard, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, vS|KoDee and WBG|CJ Truth.

Streaming is being handled by Versus Gameplay, NetherRealm, PandaxGaming and Salty Mayhem.

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Couple gets married in arcade, then had their first Tekken 6 match as a married couple in celebration

There are certain days in everybody's life that you will remember for the rest of your days. A wedding day, for example is one such day.

In the case of one couple, they wanted to make sure that it was a particularly memorable wedding. They did this by hosting their wedding at an arcade known as Mikado, found in Tokyo.

How did they celebrate at the wedding's conclusion? By playing a match of Tekken 6 together, of course.

The battle took place with the couple still in their wedding attires. The victor of this match wasn't revealed to us, but it probably felt like a victory to them both.

Apparently the costs of renting out the Mikado arcade can range between 250,000 and 300,000 yen. In U.S. currency, this is between $2,284 and $2,741.

As a result of the wedding, the arcade was closed to the public until 7:00 P.M.


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Source: Kotaku via Babamikado's Twitter account. Sent in by: MyKiLL

Ultimate Tekken Bowl and new costumes coming to Tekken 7 on August 31

Tekken 7 is receiving its first wave of DLC very soon. On August 31st, players will be able to pick up a new game mode and some fresh costumes.

Ultimate Tekken Bowl sees the return of the classic mini-game that allows fans to, well... bowl as their favorite characters.

Additionally, new costumes are being introduced to the game. Xiaoyu and Alisa are receiving the Blood Vengeance School Uniforms, new bikinis for all of the female fighters, Vintage 1920’s bathing suits (presumably for everyone), Idol Master-themed outfits (all female fighters again), and Traditional Japanese Fundoshi for the male characters.

This new DLC is all a part of Tekken 7's content pack #1. The game will see the release of three different content packs, which will include new characters, modes, and costumes.

You can purchase the Tekken 7 Season Pass right now to gain access to all three of the aforementioned content packs. It will run you $24.99 USD.

The first DLC fighter to be revealed for Tekken 7 is Fatal Fury antagonist Geese Howard. He is slated for release sometime this Winter.

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Buenos Aires True Salt results ft. Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, Brolynho, Dark Jiewa

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Latin American portion of the Capcom Pro Tour is far from over yet.

This weekend, the aptly named Buenos Aires True Salt is taking place in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Although Street Fighter 5 is the main game, being part of the Capcom Pro Tour and all, the event will also feature King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Tekken 7 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, FOX|Justin Wong, KaneBlueRiver, F3|Brolynho, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, DM|Misterio, GGL|Flash, Umbrella|Dark, TSD|Picoro and F2G|Moise.

Streaming is being done at UAFG and Argentos Assemble.

We have yet to find a proper schedule for the event, so we advise viewers to simply tune in and stay tuned.

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2GGC: SCR Saga results ft. ZeRo, MKLeo, Nairo, Ally

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Another 2GGC event is upon us, and iwth it comes some truly high level Super Smash Bros. Wii U action.

This time, though, things are a tad bit different. In conjunction with the Level Up Live crew, this entry, entitled SCR Saga, will also feature Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Injustice 2 and Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2.

So even if Super Smash Bros. isn't your series of choice, there'll hopefully be games of interest being played at this event.

With Super Smash Bros. Wii U being the main attraction, though, most of the notable names showing up are from that game, with over 300 entrants in Singles.

Noteworthy playersx expected to attend are TSM|ZeRo, FOX|MKLeo, NRG|Nairo, C9|Ally, P1|CaptainZack, MSF|Larry Lurr, BC|Mr. R, 2GG|Komorikiri, LG|Abadango, MVG|Salem, P1|Tweek, CLG|VoiD, DNG|Kameme, YP|Fatality, IMT|ANTi, Locus, Samsora and many more.

Streaming is being handled by 2G Gaming, LevelUp Live and ESA Smash.

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New Tekken mobile game coming to iOS and Android

Bandai Namco has announced that you'll soon be able to take Tekken with you wherever you go as a new mobile version of the game is coming to Android and iPhone.

Similar to other mobile fighters, Tekken will be collectibles-heavy, with multiple forms of currency to purchase characters, upgrades and special moves.

Judging by the gameplay footage, inputs do appear to be simple taps (a la Injustice mobile) as opposed to command based.

At first glance, the game looks like it will keep players interested for a while with all of its different modes and avenues for stat development.

You can check out Tekken Mobile for more information and to pre-register for free bonuses. You can see the announcement trailer from IGN after the jump.

In addition to said announcement, we also have 30 minutes of gameplay footage from rrvirus. Here are a few screen shots to kick things off:

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Tekken 7 sold more units in two months than Street Fighter 5 did in a year

Recently, we heard about the success that Bandai Namco has had with their Tekken 7 game. Despite it only being out for two months, over 1.66 million units have been sold so far.

The goal by the end of the year is to sell 2.1 million. Based on their progress so far, it does look as though they will be successful in that avenue.

I think it's fair to say that a lot of people's minds wondered about Street Fighter 5 when they heard this news. Many fighting game players immediately wanted to draw some comparisons between the two.

Meanwhile with Street Fighter 5, the game has been out for about a year and a half and it has reached 1.7 million units. Unfortunately, they've missed their goal of reaching 2 million units by the end of 2016.

Are things really looking that bad for Street Fighter 5? Is Tekken 7 really just that much more successful?

In order to find out, we need to look at the history for Street Fighter 5's sales. We'll also theorize on a few reasons why Tekken 7 has seen a success where Street Fighter 5 has somewhat struggled in.

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Furia Tica 2017 results ft. Flash, Mono, ElTigre, Gabo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Just to make sure that the Capcom Pro Tour is active in each of its four regions this weekend, there's another CPT event taking place in Costa Rica.

Of course, this event has Capcom Pro Tour points for the Latin American scoreboard on the line.

Furia Tica 2017 will mainly focus on Street Fighter 5, but it'll also tournaments in King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Tekken 7.

Also worth noting is that the King of Fighters 14 tournament is sponsored by SNK KoF World and Yasuyuki Oda, the game's producer, with $600 added to the game's prize.

Players participating in the event include Flash, ESPR|Mono, VS|ElTigre, ON|Gabo, Doomsnake507 and many more.

Streaming is being done at True Challengers.

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Summer Jam XI results ft. Punk, SonicFox, NuckleDu, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got yet another great Big E event in store for us this weekend, with Summer Jam XI taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, as well as a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour and also has points on the line for the Dead or Alive Battle Royale Circuit.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, ARMS, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Vampire Savior.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, UGS|XCaliburBladez, FOX|Justin Wong, Streamme|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, HoneyBee, FOX|Theo, ITS|JoeyFury, CYG|PR Balrog, VS|KoDee, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, VS|Pokchop, Fable|NYCFab, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, BrianF, Method|MikeandIke, NG|Obscure, OG|Shine, BxA|StarCharger, Method|SylverRye, NS|Ludovic, F3|Alucard and many more.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, TSB Blaze, Kombat Network and Atari FGC.

With over 100 participants each in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, you'd best be ready to see some intense matches coming up.

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VS Fighting 2017 results ft. JDCR, Saint, Xian, Luffy

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighting game action is going on all across the globe this weekend - for European viewers, the most time-zone friendly option is obviously VS Fighting 2017, which takes place in Birmingham, UK.

This tournament is a big deal for several games, as it's a Master event for the Tekken World Tour, a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series and a Ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour.

A bunch of stellar competitors from all across the world have decided to show up, so the local talent definitely have their work cut out for them.

You can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, RZR|Xian, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Rogue|Slayer, Method|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, Infused|ImStillDaDaddy, NASR|TekkenMaster, RNG|Whiteboi, Method|Cobelcog, Biohazard, Epsilon|Takamura, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, TDG|Fergus, PND|Madzin, Aris|Nivek, Infused|Afii, Epsilon|Brick, Prophecy|Shivryuken, Infused|Shakz and many more fighting for the points in their game of choice.

Besides the three aforementioned games, the tournament also hosts Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Streaming is being handled by Tekken, NetherRealm, Electronic Dojo, VSFighting, Situational Damage and Grand Master Challenge.

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Injustice 2 has a 'What are you standing up for?' moment, NuckleDu flexes his Capcom Cup 2017 training and more - Summer Jam day 2 highlights

Day two of Summer Jam Summer Jam XI recently wrapped, but we captured some of the hype moments that happened, in case you missed the action.

The qualifying matches that happened at the end of the day for Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 definitely brought a lot of energy, as players would either survive to fight it out during Sunday's finals, or have to watch from the sidelines.

We start with DF|Grr's Bane vs. PG|Hayatei's Robin. This was a competitive set, and Grr was stocked with a super and waiting for Hayatei to do an unsafe move he could punish.

Once the super landed, Hayatei appeared to have given up, despite Grr's protests that he was still alive. Hayatei even stood up, started to desync his controller and walk away, but he actually managed to survive the sequence, albeit with just a few pixels left of life, facing a character who's extremely difficult to stop when he has you in chip range.

This moment echoed back to Wolfkrone vs. Ricki Ortiz's "What are you standing up for?" segment clear back in the Street Fighter 4 days, although a bit in reverse, as Hayatei prematurely assumed he'd lost.

The next highlight focuses on another top 8 qualifying match between Nashi and VS|Pokchop, where you can clearly hear the hype in the commentary team's voices, and see it first hand as the winner celebrates the outcome.

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Tekken 7's console sales have already exceeded 1.66 million

While Tekken 7 has been playable in the arcades since March 2015, the game didn't actually release on consoles and the PC until June 2nd of this year. It's only been a little over two months since then.

Regardless of this, the game has been selling very well. It has been confirmed by Bandai Namco that over 1.66 million units have been sold worldwide.

The title has been especially successful in the Americas and Europe. Japan, after all, has had access to the arcade version for quite some time now.

It's certainly looking like the console version will easily meet its expectations by the end of the year. Namco is hoping to achieve 2.1 million sales by then.

Considering that there will be 3rd party characters joining Akuma, we expect there to be more attention given to Tekken 7 by the fighting game community. We already know about Geese joining the roster in the near future.

Source: Namco Quarter summary, Avoiding The Puddle. Sent in by: appomo and Zephyrus.

A WWE Superstar went to the world's largest fighting game competition and played one of the world's greatest, here's what happened

A very healthy percentage of the fighting game community are also avid fans of World Wrestling Entertainment, and so having one of the biggest Superstars in the WWE attend EVO this year made the experience borderline surreal for some.

When he isn't defending the WWE Tag Team Championship with his fellow New Day members, you'll often find Austin Creed (known in the ring as Xavier Woods) playing video games.

He has created a successful YouTube channel in UpUpDownDown that chronicles his gaming adventures, and one of his recent uploads shows the world his exciting EVO escapade.

Creed got to speak with SPY|Filipino Champ, East Coast tournament organizer Big E (who shares his name with one of Creed's tag team partners) and wound up facing one of the absolute greatest Tekken players in the world, Knee, for his first round in the tournament.

While it may not have been realistic to expect to defeat Knee, Creed did make it his goal to take at least one round off the Korean player before it was all said and done.

You'll see if Creed completed what he set out to do, as well as experience the fun and excitement of his EVO story in the full video.

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Just how good of a game is Tekken 7? Bandai Namco asks players for feedback via online survey

The West has had Tekken 7 for a little over two months now and Bandai Namco is on the hunt for impressions, comments and concerns.

The company has released a survey for those that have spent any amount of time with the game to fill out. Players are asked to detail which parts of T7 they enjoyed most, as well as which parts they had the least fun with for any reason.

It's not only the immediate gameplay experience that Bandai is interested in, but also the Tekken World Tour, downloadable content, online experiences and just about every other facet of the game.

The information gathered here will likely be implemented in future changes and patches to the game at a later date, though there are no official announcements of such changes at this time. Still, it's nice to know that developers are actively seeking feedback from fans.

If you give thoughtful responses, the entire experience should last no more than 10-15 minutes. When you're ready to fill out the survey click here.

Please drop a brief comment here letting us know what your general feelings are toward the game at this time. Thank you to darkblade13, Ichirin, LeonX, and Vinny Aguiar for sending this in.