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    Nir Regev is the Founder/Editor of Live Game Deals, a website dedicated to bringing you the best video game deals live, industry interviews, in-depth analysis, news, previews, price guides/rarity guides, and more! He is also the Founder/Editor of entertainment website, The Natural Aristocrat. Contact Nir at nir.regev@livegamedeals.com.

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    World’s Best Players to Fight in KOF XIV World Championship
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    16 of the world’s best KOF XIV players will duke it out to determine who’s #1 at the KOF XIV World Championship in Tokyo, Japan! Who will rise victorious?

    Better yet, who will clench both fists and yell ‘Victoly!’ Samurai Shodown style? The only way to find out is to watch the mayhem on February 18, 2017 on SNK’s official Twitch channel or Twitch’s Team Spooky Channel. The action from Akihabara UDX Theater, Tokyo will stream live.

    Tokyo, Japan Residents:
    If you’re currently in Tokyo and wish to attend, doors at the UDX Theater will open at 2:30pm JST and the event will take place at 3:00pm – 7:30pm JST. The UDX Theater is located at 4-14-1, Sotokanda, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, UDX4F.

    Visit this link for more details right out of the official UDX Theater website.

    – KOF XIV Producer, Yasuyuki Oda will be on the floor and potentially reveal new details regarding the King of Fighters series.

    – Guests to the Grand Final Championship include MCs J. Maxwell Powers / Seira Ryu and Commentator Koichi, Kindevu.

    KOF XIV World Championship – 16 Finalists:

    Alioune
    France

    Cipher
    Mexico

    DBJ-ET
    Chinese Taipei

    DOUYU QANBA | XIAOHAI
    China

    Frionel
    Morocco

    gxbridget
    Chinese Taipei

    Kane Blueriver
    Chile

    [KTB Ball] HK
    Hong Kong

    MADKOF
    South Korea

    Panda Dakou
    China

    Panda TV – Lancer
    China

    Panda TV – Naiwang
    China

    Picnic
    Japan

    ARCADESHOCK Reynald
    USA

    [SANWA] M’
    Japan

    Toshi
    Peru

    ARCADESHOCK – Familiar Name

    You might notice a familiar name here if you follow the Neo-Geo / Arcade retro scene. An ARCADESHOCK home grown talent Reynald Tacsuan, will be on the floor to battle the 15 other King of Fighters combatants. ARCADESHOCK is known for their arcade joysticks, Neo-Geo custom mods, Capcom CPS Arcade boards, Sega Naomi kits and much more. It will be interesting to see if the arcade joystick expertise comes in handy when it comes to taking home the title of KOF XIV Champion.

    KOF XIV Motivation:

    There’s nothing more motivating to up your KOF XIV fighting skills than seeing what an actual invite to the Grand Final Championship looked like. Time to refine those KOF XIV combos and special moves so next time it’ll be you getting the invite to the KOF Championship promise land.

    Original SNK Press Release:
    https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/press/2017/012702/

    SNK KOF XIV Grand Final Championship Official Website:
    https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/kof-xiv/wcs/

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    Resident Evil 7 Ships Over Three Million Copies Worldwide
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    Capcom’s Resident Evil 7 is selling exponentially well. Over three million copies have shipped worldwide to date and no signs of stopping the rainmaker.

    Resident Evil is back and came out swinging with lucky number seven. Capcom is reporting Resident Evil 7 biohazard has shipped an impressive 3+ million copies worldwide. The series is clearly going through an immense sales resurgence as the brand revitalizes its image. In recent years Resident Evil has seen mounting pressure on its market share from TV ratings darling The Walking Dead and Naughty Dog’s masterpiece The Last of Us.

    Zombies are more than just en vogue, they’re here to stay. No longer niche but rather thoroughly mainstream. Resident Evil 7 biohazard sought to regain its market presence by going back to its roots, unadulterated, unfiltered pure horror. Capcom has taken advantage of the latest available technology in PlayStation VR to expand the possibilities for immersion in a way never before seen. Fans have responded in kind to the shift to a series-first perspective change from third-person to first-person.

    Series Notes:

    – Over 76 million total cumulative units of the Resident Evil franchise have now been sold.
    – The first Resident Evil was released on Sony’s PlayStation in Japan on March 22, 1996 as Biohazard.
    – Resident Evil 7 features a brand new RE Engine that pushed hardware to the limits. The stunning optional PlayStation 4 VR mode is proof of the dedication that went into this project.
    – Resident Evil 7 biohazard is an Xbox Play Anywhere digital game. Meaning shared game saves, game add-ons, and game achievements across the Xbox One console and Windows 10 PC.

    You’re seeing the world through the protagonist’s eyes for the very first time in a Resident Evil game. It looks like Capcom has been watching their rivals perhaps taking in a lesson from the spectacle that was Sega’s Alien Isolation.

    Resident Evil: The Final Chapter has similarly come out at a perfect time at the box office. The film rendition of the series starring lead actress Milla Jovovich has grossed over one billion dollars globally. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter is the sixth release in the successful Hollywood film franchise.

    Capcom’s Stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange is currently at 2,335.00 JPY (3:00 PM GMT+9) at the time of publishing.

    Read Capcom’s full Resident Evil 7 press release at this link.

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