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Guest Article: EVO 2014: An Emotional Event, by Samantha Leichtamer

When epic goes to a whole new level. . .

With the release of Ultra Street Fighter IV – a game that boasts the largest cast of any Street Fighter on console – EVO 2014 looked to be one for the ages and it didn’t disappoint. This years EVO had more upsets than a March Madness bracket. Luckily I didn’t lose any money, but I know a few people who did. It was a tournament of many surprises, many tears, and many firsts.

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Video: Final Round 17: Assemble!

Looking back on one of the best FGC tournaments of 2014.

Over the years, Final Round has grown to become one of the premiere tournament destinations for the entire competitive fighting game community. This clip showcases just a small overview of some of the veteran (and new) faces who briefly express why the Atlanta-based event brings them altogether.

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And here. we. go. . .PAX East 2014 Gallery is Live!

When words just isn’t enough to illustrate an epic time.

Well, it’s no secret that the party of three who attended PAX East 2014 this year (consisting of Dayasha, Lance and myself) was loaded with non-stop smiles and excitement on the hour. As we prepare the final touches on our forthcoming content, we thought this would be a great moment to showcase some of the awesome visuals we captured in Boston last weekend.

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Physical copies of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure Exclusively Offered via Online Retailers

Amazon and ClubNamco.com to offer alternative to purchasing game digitally (for a limited time).

Namco Bandai has confirmed that it will produced a limited run of physical copies of JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle, slated for an exclusive release via Amazon.com and ClubNamco.com. The standard release will be offered via digital release on the PlayStation Network.

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Videos: Game Underground Monthly Vol. 7 Matches

Catch archives of AE 2012, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and more! (Zoop, zoop!)

Last weekend, PTB dropped by on its neighbors in Framingham, Mass – home of Game Underground who regularly host monthly events for a variety of events including Street Fighter, Killer Instinct, and even Magic: The Gathering, to name a few.

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The FGC Manifesto

It’s time for a dose of reality.

I’m going to go a different route with this blog entry today. I want to talk about “Professional” Fighting Game Tournaments. What makes having nice things and opportunities in the Fighting Game Community such a bad thing? It is considered complete taboo if you want to make money competing in fighting games.

Why does the FGC shun away legit eSports events, yet accepts uncouth Grassroots Tournaments? Marketing to the FGC is very unorthodox. I want to dig a little deeper about the FGC and try to understand their thought process.

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