Evo’s first Street Fighter 5 champ is Infiltration

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Evo’s first Street Fighter 5 champ is Infiltration

“Long Island Joe” wins hearts and minds of U.S. fans

Korean player Infiltration is Evo’s first Street Fighter 5 champion. Infiltration, playing as Nash and FANG in Street Fighter 5, emerged victorious at today’s grand finals, besting Japanese player Fuudo’s R. Mika.

Infiltration fought his way through the losers bracket and handily defeated Fuudo, delivering three perfect rounds.

Evo Japan announced, more details at Tokyo Game Show

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Evo Japan announced, more details at Tokyo Game Show

Stateside fighting game tournament is getting a spin-off

The Evolution Championship Series is heading to Japan, organizers announced at Evo today. More details on Evo Japan will be revealed at this year’s Tokyo Game Show, Evo’s Mark "MarkMan" Julio said.

The Evo Japan announcement was made in conjunction with Street Fighter and Tekken producers Yoshinori Ono and Katsuhiro Harada, so it’s safe to say Capcom and Bandai Namco’s fighting games will be represented at the Japanese tournament.

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution brings back Bob, adds Master Raven

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Tekken 7: Fated Retribution brings back Bob, adds Master Raven

One returning fighter, one (sort of) totally new

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada announced two additional characters for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution at Evo 2016 today: Bob and Master Raven.

Bob is a returning character, having first appeared in Tekken 6. He later appeared in the follow-up, Bloodline Retribution, as well as Tekken 3D Prime, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Street Fighter X Tekken.

Server concerns push Pokémon Go's Japan launch to the end of the month

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Server concerns push Pokémon Go's Japan launch to the end of the month

Analysts aren't so sure it'll happen by then, though

The highly anticipated launch of Pokémon Go in Japan — a big reason for the enormous gains Nintendo has seen in its stock price in the past two weeks — will happen by the end of July, says the game's developing studio. But others are not so sure.

Niantic Labs told Forbes that it hopes to have the global pop culture phenomenon available to Japanese users "soon, if not by the end of July." Server capacity in that region is the issue, John Hanke, the studio's CEO, told Forbes.

Florida man shoots at Pokémon Go players, mistaking them for burglars

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Florida man shoots at Pokémon Go players, mistaking them for burglars

Late-night encounter and teen saying 'Did you get anything?' set off the shooter

Orlando police say a Florida man fired at two teenage Pokémon Go players very early on Saturday morning, believing they were looking for a house to rob. No one was injured.

The Orlando Sentinel reported the incident yesterday. In addition to the presence of a strange car in the neighborhood and teenagers walking around at 1:30 a.m. on his street, the 37-year-old shooter believed they were criminals when one said to the other "Did you get anything."

Here is a heartbreaking look at remastered Metal Gear Solid scenes — on a slot machine

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Here is a heartbreaking look at remastered Metal Gear Solid scenes — on a slot machine

Knoami re-renders Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater ... for pachinko

Metal Gear Solid fans, if you wish to see some key scenes from Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater as remastered in the Fox Engine, here's a video for you, but I warn you, it will take a big ol' poo all over your hopes and love for the franchise.

That's because this is for the Metal Gear Solid 3 slot machine, which along with mobile titles form's Konami's new cash-grab strategy. Some have fervently speculated in social media that the depth and quality of the scenes could mean this cabinet is a tease for a full video game remaster on consoles. Perhaps, but when in the past 16 months has Konami showed it cares at all for its console constituency?

Killer Instinct’s next fighter is Eyedol

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Killer Instinct’s next fighter is Eyedol

The original boss returns

The final boss of the original Killer Instinct from 1994 is coming to the new Killer Instinct later this month. Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios revealed the return of Eyedol at Evo 2016 today, just before the Killer Instinct grand finals kicked off.

You can check out Eyedol’s modern incarnation in action in the trailer above.

Grand Theft Auto 5 modders bring Pride march to Los Santos

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Grand Theft Auto 5 modders bring Pride march to Los Santos

The parade is indestructible and cannot be stopped

Stockholm Pride, the largest LGBT Pride festival in Scandinavia, is setting the tone for its celebration this week in a novel way: With a Grand Theft Auto 5 mod.

Los Santos Pride, downloadable for free here, stages a gay pride parade in downtown Los Santos, introduces new clothing items and other visual themes, and even carries a radio news announcement that will play when the festival is going. It's the work of modders JulioNi, 8-Bit Bastard, TheFriedTurkey, Merfish and TheNathanNS.

Sony and SNK bringing Garou: Mark of the Wolves to PlayStation 4, Vita

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Sony and SNK bringing Garou: Mark of the Wolves to PlayStation 4, Vita

Neo Geo fighter the latest 16-bit SNK game to get a modern port

SNK will release a port of classic Neo Geo fighting game Garou: Mark of the Wolves for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita with the help of Sony's third-party productions team. Sony's Gio Corsi announced the re-release of Garou: Mark of the Wolves at a panel at Evo 2016 today.

An early version of Garou: Mark of the Wolves is available to play at Evo, Corsi added.

Evo 2016 crowns its first champion: Tekken 7 player 'Saint'

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Korean Tekken master is Evo's first big winner

Evo 2016's first champion has been crowned. "Saint," a Tekken player from Korea, won this morning's grand finals in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, besting another Korean player, "Knee."

Saint defeated Knee 3-2, playing as Jack-7 against Bryan Fury. Knee fought his way through the Tekken 7 losers bracket as Bryan, pulling off a few perfect rounds along the way. When Knee ultimately faced Saint in the grand finals, Saint won the first two games, then suffered a pair of losses to Knee. In the final game of the match, each player won two rounds, though Saint emerged victorious in the final round.