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Buying Games Day One Is No Longer the Tempting Proposition It Once Was

Picture the scene: It’s launch day, and after keeping a close eye on ‘Game X’ for months — years, even — the wait is finally over. If you chose to pre-order, ‘Game X’ likely popped through your letterbox in time for breakfast, otherwise you’d typically pay a visit to your local store in order to pick up a copy, hot off the shelf. Tearing the cellophane off your shiny new timesink — providing you favored physical over digital, of course — is an innocent thrill that all players can relate to on some level. But there’s another, near-universal feeling that many of us have felt on launch days gone by, and that’s frustration. Let’s get one thing straight right off the bat; launch day should be cause for celebration on both ends of the industry’s production line. For the developer, it’s that oh-so-sweet moment of crossing the finish line and shipping a product to market that embodies years of hard graft, while the consumer, having spent the entire dev cycle looking on from afar, finally has the opportunity to lay hands on the finished product. Known Shippable But that’s just it; the term “finished product” doesn’t necessarily carry the same…

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Happy 51st Birthday, Blanka

Look at Blanka out here, still biting faces and electrocuting folks at an age others are getting ready to settle in for some golf and orthopedic shoes Seeing as Blanka isn’t in Street Fighter V (yet), if you want to imagine what he’s up to these days at the age of 51, this is probably closest to the mark: READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Street Fighter V Gets Kolin on February 28, Watch Her Debut Trailer

[embedded content] Capcom announced today that Kolin (pronounced like Jolene) is the next Street Fighter V Season 2 character. She’ll be available on February 28, along with her Story, Premium Battle, and Nostalgia costumes. Making her first appearance in Street Fighter III, Kolin has been given the power of ice, and “her fight style is augmented with frigid blasts and deadly icicles that can freeze the heart of even the most hot-blooded street fighter.” Here’s what to expect from her V-Skill, V-Trigger, and Critical Art: V-Skill Kolin’s unique counter allows her to deflect and automatically punish incoming moves with ease. V-Trigger With a full V-meter, Kolin can slam the ground twice with her foot, each time shooting out a path of sharp icicles across the floor. In addition to damage and stun, this move freezes the opponent’s stun gauge. While in this special state, the stun gauge will not deplete and if Kolin is successful in stunning the opponent, they will be frozen in place. Critical Art Kolin dashes forward with a slice of her hand. If the attack connects, she’ll continue summoning large icicles from the ground, throwing the opponent into the air and shattering the ice to drop them to the ground. If you purchase the…

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Dead Rising 4 Update Adds Street Fighter Outfits and New Difficulty Modes; Free Trial Also Incoming

Capcom Vancouver revealed today on the official Capcom Blog that an upcoming Dead Rising 4 update will add new Street Fighter outfits and two brand new difficulty modes to the game. …Read More The post Dead Rising 4 Update Adds Street Fighter Outfits and New Difficulty Modes; Free Trial Also Incoming by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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Capcom: Ultra Street Fighter II May Go Multiplatform

Providing the game “sells extremely well,” Capcom will consider bringing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers to other platforms beyond Nintendo Switch. That’s according to series veteran Yoshinori Ono, who spoke to IGN regarding the franchise’s prestigious heritage, the new gameplay elements The Final Challengers brings to the table, along with the possibility of going multiplatform further down the line. “If this title sells extremely well we’ll consider it. We put a lot of thought into how this can be fully enjoyed on the Nintendo Switch, so for the time being it’s only going to be on Switch.” A revamped version of 1994’s Super Street Fighter II Turbo, there’s still no word on when Ultra Street Fighter II will release for Nintendo Switch. But what do our readers think of the possibility of The Final Challengers being ported to PS4? [Source: IGN via My Nintendo Life] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Nazi Gets Punched In The Face, Internet Celebrates

Punching Nazis is something of a time honored tradition in the United States. So is making memes. It seems natural then that the Internet wouldn’t waste any time in making a video of white supremacist and neo-Nazi Richard Spencer getting punched in the face go viral. Advertisement While the United States was late getting into WWII, ever since helping to defeat the Axis Powers, Americans have prided themselves on stories and myths about their heritage and its legacy in keeping fascism at bay. Indiana Jones punched Nazis. Captain America punched Nazis. There was even an entire series of video games based around wrecking Nazis. And on Inauguration Day, 2017, people are still doing it. Yesterday, during Trump’s inauguration, a man by the name of Richard Spencer was being interviewed for a documentary when some guy in a black hoodie came up and royally sucker punched him. Richard Spencer is a neo-Nazi. Here is Richard Spencer from last fall, speaking to a bunch of other white supremacists, and doing a bunch of Nazi stuff. In 2013, he wrote, “The ideal I advocate is the creation of a White Ethno-State on the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Capcom Teases Street Fighter Surprises, Likely Coming at E3 or Comic Con

Capcom is planning a surprise or two for its Street Fighter fans to celebrate the series’ 30th anniversary this year. Speaking to IGN, producer Yoshinori Ono hinted at E3 2017 and San Diego Comic Con reveals. Around E3 timing, maybe even San Diego Comic-Con, we have one or two surprises we hope our fans will look forward to. 30th anniversary celebrations have already kicked off with Capcom announcing Ultra Street Fighter 2 for the recently unveiled Nintendo Switch. He also reminded fans that the developer is still updating Street Fighter V, which will get its Season 2 content this year. IGN points out that those who played Dead Rising 4 on the Xbox One found some Rival Schools Easter Eggs, prompting them to ask if we’ll see something pertaining to the classic fighting game. Unfortunately, Ono said, “I’ll let you know that the surprises this year are not going to be Rival Schools.” [Source: IGN] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!

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Smooth McGroove Remixed 2 turns a cappella into EDM

I just woke up to the great news that the “Smooth McGroove Remixed 2 GameChops & Smooth McGroove” album is now available via iTunes, Google Play and Spotify (yes, the album stars the YouTube a cappella superstar Smooth McGroove!). So if you´re into cappella and producers like Grimecraft, James Landino and Dj CUTMAN, then give the Smooth McGroove Remixed 2 a listen =) (you can listen to… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers Announced for Nintendo Switch

Capcom Announces Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers for Nintendo Switch Capcom is the latest to announce their partnership with Nintendo as they announced a Street Fighter game for the Nintendo Switch! If the title didn’t already give it away, it won’t be Street Fighter V. Instead, the press release from Capcom stated that the game will be Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers! This newest game will feature all of the fighters from the original Street Fighter II, as well as two new additions: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. There are also a few features that take advantage of the Nintendo Switch console design. Players will be able to switch between the classic pixel art graphics or new graphics created for the Nintendo Switch. Ultra Street Fighter II will allow players to team up with a friend or take on CPU’s in addition to the classic VS mode. The second half of the Joy-Con can also be used to challenge another player in a one on one match. While no release date has been announced, further information will become available in the coming months. Keep it locked for all of these updates and check out the screenshots for the game below….

These very cool Street Fighter x M.U.S.C.L.E. figures are $6 a pack, or $24 for the whole set of 12.

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Unlikely Street Fighter III Character Wins First Major Tournament

Cooperation Cup, a long-running Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike tournament, returned to Japan this past weekend. Now in its 15th year, the event again provided the world with some of the best 3rd Strike competition around. This time, Alex player Genki’s winning performance was more than just a personal victory: it was a landmark for the Street Fighter community as a whole. Advertisement Cooperation Cup continues to boast impressive numbers for an event solely featuring a game that first launched in 1999. Its longstanding history in the fighting game community has made it an iconic part of the competitive circuit. Players who had nothing to do with Street Fighter III during its original arcade run make time to tune in alongside the diehard supporters, marveling at the fast-paced, parry-centric gameplay and the continued dominance of the release’s strongest characters. As this year’s grand finals wound down, the fate of both teams centered on two players. Boss, a championship-caliber Yun, came face to face with an Alex player named Genki. Although he had found success in the past, Genki had never made it to this level of competition at Cooperation Cup READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Here’s a Collection of 2017’s Biggest Video Game Anniversaries

With 2017 now upon us, players are quietly gearing up for a stacked 12 months of hardware launches (see: Nintendo Switch), new software and of course, a slew of video game anniversaries and milestones. To clue you in on the latter, Game Kana has compiled a handy rundown of all the major video game anniversaries set to take place over the course of 2017 and, unsurprisingly, there’s quite a lot to look forward to. At the tip-top of Game Kana’s overview, Dig Dug is set to ring in its 35th anniversary in mid-April, while Assassin’s Creed is one of the many video game franchises due to celebrate its 5th anniversary later in the year. Following its year-long hiatus, all signs point to AC making a big splash in 2017, though Ubisoft is yet to officially confirm the franchise’s return at the time of writing. One series that is expected to race onto the scene is Gran Turismo, given developer Polyphony Digital has all hands on deck in anticipation of Sport. Other notable milestones include the 30th anniversary of Street Fighter (August 30) and the 20th anniversary of Final Fantasy VII (January 31). 35th Anniversary Dig Dug – First released in READ FULL…

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Street Fighter V Season 2 Character Pass – It Sure Beats Grinding

Street Fighter V Season 2 Character Pass Impressions After 6 characters, a lot of new modes, and a ton of tweaking, Capcom got Street Fighter V to be the game that it should have been when it was released. Now, after the Capcom Pro Tour and Capcom Cup, Street Fighter V is entering what Capcom has dubbed “Season 2”. The best part of this new update is that we can now use Akuma. He looks much more lion-like, but this is the same Akuma that we all know and love. My only complaint is that his voice in Story Mode is not at all what I would have imagined. _________________________ “The best part of this new update is that we can now use Akuma.”  There are holiday costumes for Ken, Karin, R. Mika, Zangief, Laura, and Juri, which cannot be purchased with fight money. They are $3.99 each or $29.99 for the set. These costumes basically make each character look like a Tokyo fashion Santa Clause. I knew about the holiday costumes, but I was not prepared for the B-Boy Ryu and B-Girl Chun-Li costumes, which are actually arguably less ridiculous than the holiday costumes. There are

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7.66GB Street Fighter V Update Today Kicks Off Season 2, Makes Lots of Changes

Although Street Fighter V is undergoing maintenance until 5pm PT/8pm ET, the new update that kicks off Season 2 is available to download on PlayStation 4, weighing in at 7.66GB. Today also sees the arrival of Akuma (he’s included in the 2017 Season Pass), his Story, and Premium Battle and Nostalgia costumes, as well as the Holiday DLC, and Ryu’s B-Boy and Chun-Li’s B-Girl costumes. If you want to get all of the holiday content for a discounted price, there’s a bundle available until January 17, 2017 through the PlayStation Store for $19.99/€19.99/£15.99. As you can see in the below patch notes for today’s Street Fighter V update, Capcom updated the Rage Quit System, made numerous character adjustments, and more. To see all 90+ pages of character-specific changes in the update, click on this link to download the PDF. Background Music Select In Battle Settings, you’ll now be able to select your preferred music in Training and Versus Modes as well as Casual and Ranked matches. Fighter Profile Radar Charts Additional updates and fixes have been implemented into Fighter Profiles. Updated Rage Quit System The current Rage Quit System has resulted in a significant decrease in rage quitting. That said, we always planned to take this one step…