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Evo 2014 adding Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Bandai Namco sponsorship

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has been added to the roster for the 2014 Evo fighting games tournament, event organizers announced last night. During the last episode of iPlayWinner's The Fray, Evo co-founder Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar announced the game's addition. This brings the current Evo roster up to eight games, including BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, The King of Fighters 13, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter 4. Evo welcomes back Tekken Tag Tournament 2 into the lineup! — Evo (@evo2k) April 4, 2014 Registration for Evo 2014 has already been updated to include the Tekken Tag Tournament 2 division. Cuellar also revealed that publisher Bandai Namco Games, owner of the Tekken Tag...

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Shadowloo Showdown 2013 to unleash top international fighters upon Australia

With talent hailing from New Zealand, Japan, Kuwait, France, England, America, Singapore and more, Australia's leading fighting game tournament Shadowloo Showdown is set to unleash the top international fighters upon the country when it commences later this month. As outlined in the video above, numerous special guests confirmed include Mad Catz' Tokido and Mago, AVerMedia's GamerBee, Shungoku Neurosis, Abegen, Uryo, DJ Huoshen and DM MCZ Xian, who won the Super Street Fighter 4 world championship at Evo 2013. Shadowloo Showdown 2013 will host tournaments for the games listed below. Event attendees will be able play fighting games not officially included in the tournament list, such as Dead or Alive 5, Skullgirls and Guilty Gear. Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012 (...

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Evo 2013 Grand Final winners, DM MCZ Xian crowned Super Street Fighter 4 world champion

The winners of annual fighting game tournament Evo were decided over the weekend, with DM MCZ Xian winning the Super Street Fighter 4 world championship during tonight's Evo 2013 grand finals. DM MCZ Xian defeated MCZ Tokido in the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Version 2012 grand final tonight. Last year's champion, Seon-woo Lee "Infiltration," was knocked out in an earlier round. Injustice: Gods Among Us, making its Evo debut, was taken by KDZ who beat out DJT 88, using Superman to crush Green Lantern and Doomsday. Mango defeated Wobblez in the Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament, which almost didn't happen after Nintendo's attempted intervention to take the Melee stream and event down. Reynald beat Hee San Woo in the King of Fighters 13 grand final. Last year's champion...

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Nintendo wanted to shut down Super Smash Bros. Melee Evo event, not just stream

Following news yesterday that Nintendo of America wanted stop the livestream of Super Smash Bros. Melee from this weekend's Evo 2013 fighting game championships, according to Evo co-founder Joey "Mr Wizard" Cuellar in an interview with OneMoreGameTV, the company had also tried to shut down Evo's Smash event. "They were not only trying to shut down the stream, they were trying to shut down the event; the Smash portion of the event," Cuellar said, who explained that he had originally spoken with people from Nintendo who "didn't see a problem" with the event. "It's their IP, they can do whatever they want, and they didn't present us with any options to keep it open, they were just 'Hey, we want to shut you down.'" Cuellar said when asked about Nintendo's basis for wanting to shut down...

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Namco Bandai year-end revenue increases despite missing Tekken target

Publisher Namco Bandai has announced the financial results for the end of its fiscal year, stating that the company saw an increase in earnings throughout numerous sectors despite missing sales targets for both Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Tales of Xillia 2. According to the publisher, worldwide net sales increased by 7.3 percent to 487 billion yen (roughly $4.9 billion) — a comparative boost from last year's earnings of 434 billion yen. The company's net income for the year ending March 31, 2013 saw a 67.8 percent rise over last year, increasing from 19.3 billion yen to 32.4 billion yen (roughly $327 million). However, Namco Bandai notes it failed to meet shipping targets for a number of its titles. The company planned to ship 1.7 million units of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 but hit...

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Microsoft discounting over 60 Xbox 360 games in the Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale

Microsoft will kick off its Xbox Live Ultimate Game Sale next Tuesday, Feb. 26, offering discounts of up to 80 percent on over 60 Xbox 360 Games on Demand, according to a post on Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb's blog. The sale will last through Monday, March 4. Major Nelson will reveal each day's deals, which are available to both Xbox Live Gold and Silver members, through his Twitter account. Games set to be discounted include: Assassin's Creed Assassin's Creed 2 Batman: Arkham Asylum Batman: Arkham City BioShock Borderlands Borderlands 2 Call of Juarez Call of Duty 2 Call of Duty 3 Call of Duty: Black Ops Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 C...

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Tekken Tag Tournament 2 sold 1.3M copies worldwide in 9 months

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was Namco Bandai's top selling game for the first nine months of its 2013 fiscal year, selling 1,350,000 units from April 1 to Dec. 31, 2012, according to recently released financial highlights. The company's second highest selling game, Soul Calibur 5, counted in at almost half with 870,000, followed by Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations with 660,000. Bringing up the rear were the company's Japan-exclusive games, including Tales of Xillia 2 (500K), Run for Money (450K) and Taiko: Drum Master 3DS (410K). Namco Bandai is reporting a gross profit of just over $138 million for its third quarter, a 112.4 percent increase from last year's $123 million. The company has increased its end-of-the-year net profit forecast by 6.5 percent, resulting in about $264...

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The road to Evo kicks off with Ozhadou Nations in Australia, Feb. 22-24

The Australian fighting game tournament Ozhadou Nations will take place in Sydney from Feb. 22-24, with participants eligible for qualifying points for the Evo World Championships in Las Vegas. Now in its 11th consecutive year, the Ozhadou Nationals is one of the biggest fighting game tournaments in Australia and serves as one of the qualifying events in the lead-up to Evo. This year the event will hold competitions for Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown and King of Fighters 13. More games will be announced as side tournaments closer to the date. Sponsors for the event include Razer, Avermedia, Gamecom, Madman Entertainment, Sega, Namco Bandai and Mindscape. The Ozhadou Nationals will be held...

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Evo 2K13 lineup includes Street Fighter X Tekken 2013 Edition and Persona 4 Arena

The world's largest international fighting game tournament, Evolution (better known as Evo) will feature eight games in its competition lineup, Evo's Joey "Mr Wizard" Cuellar announced on a Twitch TV stream today. Seven of the eight games have already been decided with the eighth game open for voting via charitable donations. The game's that will be played in the competition include: 1. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 32. Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Ver. 20123. Tekken Tag Tournament 24. Mortal Kombat 95. Street Fighter X Tekken 2013 Edition6. The King of Fighters 137. Persona 4 Arena8. Player's Choice Any game that received more than 500 votes in the Facebook poll from 2012 will be up for a new round of voting for inclusion in the 2013 Evo lineup. In order to prevent cheat...

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Japan Review Check: Wii U launch edition

The Wii U finally launches on Nintendo's home turf of Japan Dec. 8, and this week's issue of Famitsu magazine reviews the entire launch lineup. All except for Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U. Why the omission? Who knows — Nintendo occasionally refuses to give advance copies of their big-name titles to the Japanese media for review, for reasons that are clear only to them. Still, the rest of the lineup is reviewed scored. Here are some of the juicier highlights: - Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate (9/9/8/9, 35 points out of 40): "The biggest selling point is being able to enjoy the hunt in full-on HD, and I have to admit, the larger monsters really have a presence now. The interface and sound packages have also been improved, and the Wii U GamePad controls work well and make...

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  • PlayStation 3
    • Released 09/11/2012
    • Publisher Namco Bandai
    • Developer Namco Bandai
  • Xbox 360
    • Released 09/11/2012
    • Publisher Namco Bandai
    • Developer Namco Bandai
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    • Released 11/18/2012
    • Publisher Namco Bandai
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