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EventHubs 10-year anniversary - the laughter, tears and salt

EventHubs launched this month 10 years ago, and we wanted to look back and tell some of the history of the site.

Our roots can actually be traced back 20 years ago, to Catalyst's Street Fighter guide, on GeoCities, where I helped break news about Street Fighter Alpha 3 coming to the United States.

It was late 1997, and a bit over a year later, I shut down my GeoCities site. I wasn't up to the task of updating and managing an entire website at the time — so I quit.

Little did I know that the fighting game community wasn't done with me.

Fast forward almost 10 years to 2006, and I'm trying to make another site based around finding events — and since I had experience and friends in the fighting game community, I figured I'd start there.

I stuck my toe back in the FGC's waters, and it pulled me in and hasn't let go ever since. On our 10 year anniversary, I thought it would be a good time to tell the tale.

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Yamcha and Tenshinhan trailers released for Dragon Ball FighterZ

Announced via magazine roughly a week ago, Tokyo Game Show 2017 now brings us good tidings, namely trailers for Yamcha and Tenshinhan in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

Although the trailers are fairly brief, you'll get to see signature moves and intro poses from both fighters, and get a slight feeling for how they play.

Tenshinhan's trailer makes him appear to be more about short, precise movements that seem to lock his opponent down and dole out small bursts of damage.

Yamcha contrasts Tien as he shows off multi-hitting sequences with machine-gun punches and, of course, some of his trademark Wolf Fang Fist techniques.

For more in-depth knowledge, though, look no further than my earlier translation, compiled by John "Velociraptor" Guerrero, of their original scans.

You can see some images from the trailers here.

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Doctrine Dark joins Arika's untitled fighting game

Although it's slightly awkward that Arika's upcoming fighting game doesn't even have a title yet, that hasn't stopped people from being hyped for it.

Taking the characters from Street Fighter EX which they have the rights to, Arika have shown off many old favorites to be joining the fray in this future fighter.

Next on the list is the twisted Doctrine Dark, quite a popular character if comments on our stories is anything to go by.

It's a very short teaser, but you'll get to see his in-game appearance, and briefly hear his voice in the form of a creepy laugh.

Doctrine Dark joins Kairi, Shirase, Garuda, Skullomania, Darun Mister, and Allen Snider on the playable roster.

Arika's unnamed fighting game is due out sometime next year.

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New Dragon Ball FighterZ Tokyo Game Show trailer provides first in-game look at Android 21

Bandai Namco has released an all new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ at Tokyo Game Show.

This time, we are given a recap of the currently revealed characters on the roster. Featured here you'll find more gameplay for previously seen fighters such as Android 18, Android 16, Piccolo, and Krillin.

We also see more of Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, with new moves like Goku's "one inch punch" type of attack. These two warriors slug it out on a new waterfall stage.

This trailer also gives us another glimpse at the game's story mode. Included here is our first in-game look at brand new character Android 21.

Though Android 21 was revealed alongside Tien and Yamcha, the two classic Dragon Ball characters are not present here.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is due out early 2018.

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Monster Hunter character trailer for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Tokyo Game Show 2017 is already in full force, with trailers for games showing up all over the place.

If you're one of the people who was already satisfied with Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite as is, well, prepare to be even more satisfied as Capcom just released the first DLC character trailer to us.

Since it's Tokyo Game Show, it only makes sense to show Monster Hunter, player character in one of the most popular video game series in Japan.

Monster Hunter is from Val Habar, the nomadic desert town that fused with Wakanda. These hunters are experts in tracking and defeating giant monsters with weapons created using parts from these creatures.

Though Monster Hunters usually go by their given name, in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite this new fighter is simply called Monster Hunter.

The game's newly revealed DLC character fights with various weapons, including a bow, dual blades, and a giant sword. Using her Tartarus Stampede and Demolisher Demon Dance hyper combos, she gains additional properties on her dual blade attacks and vastly improving her mobility.

Her great sword special move contains an infinite number of hits of armor, meaning she can blow through virtually any attack. If you're looking for a character with versatility who can fight effectively from a distance and up close, you'll want to try out Monster Hunter in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

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Catch the full trailer below.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite officially released

Marvel's and Capcom's worlds collide and each world's heroes must work together to stop Ultron Sigma in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. The game is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Steam.

If you pre-ordered the game, then you'll be receiving Warrior Thor and Evil Ryu premium costumes for the standard edition (Gladiator Hulk and Command Mission Mega Man X are included with the deluxe and collector's editions). It's also revealed that eh first six DLC characters for the game will be Sigma, Black Panther, Monster Hunter, Winter Soldier, Black Widow and Venom.

The standard edition costs $59.99, the deluxe edition costs $89.99, while the collector's edition costs $199.99. The deluxe edition comes with a SteelBook case and 2017 Character Pass, while the collector's edition additionally comes with four premium character dioramas of Iron Man, Captain Marvel, Mega Man X and Chun-Li, a case filled with six Infinity Stone replicas, and premium packaging.

Get the basics down by reading up on our basic gameplay guide and refresh yourself on what the Infinity Stones do with our Infinity Stone recap guide.

If you'd like to begin casting votes for your favorite characters, be sure to check out our Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite tiers. You can also head over to our stats page, which will provide information such as character popularity, how many registered EH users play them, and more.

Lastly, we have our Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite moves. Be sure to peruse the full list of combo strings, special moves, and more for all 30 of the game's launch characters.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's next four DLC characters confirmed

It's official, folks. The next four DLC characters headed to Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite have been confirmed.

In a new Capcom Unity post detailing the game's upcoming release, Capcom has provided a statement setting the identities of these characters in stone.

"We know there has been much speculation on who the remaining four characters will be, and we are happy to announce that Monster Hunter, Winter Soldier, Black Widow and the shape-shifting Venom will all be battling their way into Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite later this year," the blog reads. "We are hard at work on these characters and can’t wait to show them to you when they are ready! The epic clash has begun, join the battle now!"

These characters fall in line fairly closely to the leaks we've heard in the past. This is the first time we are hearing of Black Widow, however.

The game's story mode features a symbiote (which is a direct reference to Venom) as well as a Monster Hunter that plays a part in one of the scenes.

The four aforementioned fighters join Sigma and Black Panther to round out the first wave of DLC characters.

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite review

The long-awaited next installment in the versus series is finally upon us. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite is here and pits several of each company's most iconic characters against one another in lightning fast, 2v2 battles.

With 30 different characters to choose from, as well as six Infinity Stones with unique effects, there are a substantial amount of combinations for fans to explore. Couple this with a full-fledged story mode, arcade mode, offline and online battles, a challenging mission mode, and the various other features the game comes equipped with, and you've got a strong fighting title with plenty to do right out of the gate.

One of the main concerns about this installment in the legendary Marvel vs. Capcom series is the lack of three-character teams and assists. Though many players feared that these omissions would ultimately cripple the game's depth, you will find out very quickly after diving in that this is not the case at all.

Finding the perfect duo (or single character in any fighting game) with strong synergy is a daunting task in its own right, but adding in an Infinity Stone opens up even more doors for you to walk through. Each stone gives players access to the Infinity Surge, a quick maneuver that can be used an infinite amount of times in a match, and the Infinity Storm, which is a larger, more powerful technique that can only be activated when the stone's meter fills to a certain amount.

The Infinity Stones add their own flare to every team and can completely change the dynamic of how the duo functions. The sheer amount of possibilities in this game truly feels... infinite (roll credits).

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Jin, Yosuke, and Linne revealed in BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

Three new fighters join BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. Jin Kisaragi from the BlazBlue series, Yosuke Hanamura from Persona 4 Arena, and Linne from Under Night In-Birth have been revealed as playable characters.

The trailer showcases gameplay for each of the new combatants. We see some of their super moves, a handful of combos, and more.

Cross Tag Battle features 2v2 gameplay and brings characters from the aforementioned franchises, as well as RWBY, together for the ultimate battle.

Outside of the newly revealed fighters, Ragna the Bloodedge, Hyde, Yū Narukami, and Ruby Rose have been confirmed as playable so far.

The game is due out sometime in 2018.

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Menat now available in Street Fighter 5 Season 2

Street Fighter 5's latest update is now live. Today, fans gain access to Season 2's newest combatant, Menat, as well as a batch of new costumes.

Menat is the apprentice of a famous Italian fortune teller. Her fighting style revolves around her crystal sphere, which she controls with her Soul Power.

With this power, she can extend the base of her attacks, giving her an advantage at longer ranges. She is also capable of sending the crystal ball out at the opponent to disrupt attacks, where she can later call it back.

To master Menat, you'll have to know when to use her crystal ball, keeping opponents in check, and when to unleash it to create unpredictable mixups.

For those looking to pick up the latest character, you can do so by grabbing the Season Pass for $29.99 / €29.99 / £24.99. You can also purchase Menat solo for 100k Fight Money or $5.99/ €5.99.

Menat comes along with her Story and Battle costumes. You can view both in the gallery below.

Be sure to check out Menat's move list here on EventHubs. We have also added her to our Street Fighter 5 tiers section.

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Menat, The Eyes of the Future, joins Street Fighter 5 on August 29th - here are the details on how she plays

Capcom Unity has released the official blog post detailing Menat, Street Fighter 5 Season 2's next DLC character.

Menat is the apprentice of a famous Italian fortune teller. Her fighting style revolves around her crystal sphere, which she controls with her Soul Power.

With this power, she can extend the base of her attacks, giving her an advantage at longer ranges. She is also capable of sending the crystal ball out at the opponent to disrupt attacks, where she can later call it back

While the crystal sphere is out, she can cancel any normal attack and her V-Skill into Soul Sphere: Ankh, calling the crystal ball back to her, greatly increasing her combo potential.

To master Menat, you'll have to know when to use her crystal ball, keeping opponents in check, and when to unleash it to create unpredictable mixups.

Along with Menat, you will be able to pick up her Story and Battle costumes, which you can see in the gallery below.

You can learn how her V-Moves and Critical Art work after the jump.

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Menat announced for Street Fighter 5

During the top 8 of the Hong Kong eSports Festival, a Capcom Pro Tour premier event, Menat was revealed as the 5th DLC character for Season 2 of Street Fighter 5.

Menat was featured in Ed's story mode as The Fortune Teller, and is likely Rose's apprentice.

She will become available to the public on August 29, 2017, this Tuesday, so gamers won't have to wait long to get their hands on the brand new fighter.

Menat seems to be heavily based around her crystal ball, which she uses for a variety of mix ups, combos and attacks. It's also a juggling tool. She even has a dive kick which looks to be effective in baiting throws.

Rounding out some of the other moves showcased in the trailer, she appears to have a slide attack, and a reflect move to deal with projectiles. Her V-Trigger summons six orbs on screen, and they attack the opponent one at a time, plus can be used in conjunction with her crystal ball.

She seems to be a character who primarily focuses on mix ups and stylish play, setting the opponent up for rough scenarios which are difficult to block or counter. You can find her trailer below to watch her in action for yourself.

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Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta gameplay footage revealed for Dragon Ball FighterZ

During the Dragon Ball FighterZ tournament at Gamescom today, Bandai Namco shared the first-ever gameplay footage of the game's two newest characters.

Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta enter the fray. These two fighters occupy their own character slots on the roster and are not just color swaps of their regular Super Saiyan counterparts.

As we see in the trailer, each one has a handful of unique moves.

It appears Vegeta has some sort of horizontal-moving choke slam (potentially a command throw) and a barrage of punches in the air that brings the opponent to the ground.

Goku, on the other hand, looks to have an overhead kick, his Kaio-Ken x10, and a large, cinematic Kamehameha super.

Those who pre-order a physical copy the game will get early access to Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta, as well as two exclusive lobby avatars. Dragon Ball FighterZ is set for release in February 2018.

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Hellboy, Black Manta and Raiden join Injustice 2 in upcoming Fighter Pack 2

Updated 8:32 a.m. PDT, Wed August 23, 2017: At Gamescom 2017, after an exhibition set between Steve Aoki and Don Diablo, NetherRealm Studios unveiled the next three fighters that will be coming to Injustice 2.

The three characters you can look forward to enjoying within the next few months are Raiden, Black Manta and the surprising inclusion of Hellboy. Raiden is most easily recognized from the Mortal Kombat series, Black Manta comes from the world of Aquaman, and Hellboy from his own comic book series published by Dark Horse.

Fighter Pack 2 will begin rolling out on September 12th, 2017. Those who own the Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition, the Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack, or Fighter Pack #2 will get early access to the first character on that day, though we are currently unsure which of the three fighters that will be.

The Injustice 2 Ultimate Edition and the Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack include a total of nine playable characters; three Premiere Skins that transform select fighters into alternate characters with new looks, voices and dialogue; and two exclusive new Gear Shaders that enable players to customize the look of their roster with alternate color themes.

You can purchase the Ultimate Edition for $99.99 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players who have already purchased the standard edition of the game can get all of the same content in the Injustice 2 Ultimate Pack for $39.99.

The start of Fighter Pack 2 is not far away, so we will likely be seeing the NRS crew conduct a live stream the show of the first character within the next two weeks or so. Stay tuned here at EventHubs for the latest updates on Injustice 2.

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New Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite gameplay trailer featuring Ghost Rider, Firebrand, Dormammu and Jedah; Soul Infinity Stone revealed

A new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite trailer has been released, and it focuses on some of the cast's more demonic characters - namely Ghost Rider, Firebrand, Dormammu and Jedah.

Jedah is brand new to the Marvel vs. Capcom series, while Dormammu, Firebrand, and Ghost Rider were playable in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. As we can see from the trailer, each of the returning fighter has new moves to work with.

We see that Dormammu has a new attack that bursts the entire floor into flames and seemingly brings the opponent closer to him. Ghost Rider in now equipped with a rapid chain attack that ends with a large, fiery punch, and Firebrand now has a cinematic level 3 hyper combo.

Much more of Jedah is featured in this trailer too. We see more of his special moves, the way he fights, and even his level 3 hyper combo.

We are also treated to a reveal of the Soul Stone -- the final Infinity Stone in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. It's Infinity Surge has life steal properties, and the Infinity Storm brings a teammate back to life and allows them to fight alongside the point character simultaneously. .

Keep an eye out at the end of the trailer as you will spot our first look at the pre-order costumes in-game. This includes Evil Ryu, warrior Thor, gladiator Hulk, and Command Mission Mega Man X.

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New Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer shows Piccolo, Krillin, #16 and #18 in action; release date February 2018

A new trailer for Dragon Ball FighterZ was shown off at Gamescom 2017 today in Cologne, Germany.

This trailer shows off characters that we've previously seen images of, but not footage, namely Piccolo, Krillin, Android #16 and Android #18 - who, as it turns out, has #17 partaking in much more than just a super in her moveset.

Android #16 is a large, hulking character who fights devastating throws and his arm cannons. #17 and #18 appear to fight in tandem in many aspects, though #18 is the point fighter.

This footage puts in action some of the details we previously learned about Piccolo, such as his ability to attack with stretchy arms and use his Special Beam Cannon. Krillin has a barrage of Destructo Discs at the ready and has what appears to be a super that fires a large blast that eventually breaks off into multiple smaller shots.

Additionally, we get a glimpse at a "forbidden story" that seems to have an army of evil Gokus and a big struggle for the Z Warriors.

At the very end, the trailer reveals a release date of February 2018.

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Android 18 and Android 16 confirmed playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Today is a big morning for character reveals. It looks as though Dragon Ball FighterZ adds two more combatants to its playable roster.

In the latest issue of V Jump, we see more scans with reveals for the game. The latest images feature more about the Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta, as well as the Androids.

First up, we have confirmation that both Android 16 and Android 18 are indeed playable. According to the scan, Android 17 makes an appearance in one of 18's super moves called Accel Dance, but there is no mention of whether or not he will be a separate, standalone character.

Android 16 is the big, hulking fighter of the bunch. The magazine describes him as a "power type" who utilizes "strong grabs" in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

In addition to these characters, there will be a new Party Match mode. With it, six players can control one character of the 3v3 teams each.

Lastly, both Super Saiyan Blue Goku and Vegeta have been confirmed as separate playable characters.

Dragon Ball FighterZ is expected to drop early 2018.

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Via pkjd on Twitter. Heavy contributions to this story made by MajinTenshinhan.