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Street Fighter II charity album features 20 hip-hop artists – Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior

Richmond music community comes together to benefit public schools with Street Fighter: The RVA Warrior and streaming charity event on Twitch. Press release: Richmond, VA – June 20, 2017 – Twenty producers, DJs, and emcees from Richmond, Virginia are excited to present a collaborative hip-hop tribute charity album featuring the iconic melodies from Street Fighter II. Street Fighter: The RVA… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Street Fighter Player Turns To The Book Of Daigo After Loss

GIF In times of trouble, some players turn to a coach or fellow pro, possibly even to a higher power. This Street Fighter player chose to lean on the Good Book: namely, Daigo’s book, The Will to Keep Winning. Daigo Umehara is among the pantheon of Street Fighter legends, with a long and storied career. His book, The Will to Keep Winning, is well-known. In the words of one Amazon reviewer, “if ‘Playing to Win’ by David Sirlin is the fighting gamer’s ‘bible’, then ‘The Will to Keep Winning’ is version 2.0, as if adding a 3rd Testament.” Advertisement So after a loss at this weekend’s Community Effort Orlando 2017, a player by the name of “Patrick” pulled out Daigo’s book for inspiration, even switching his character to Ryu, Daigo’s main. The word of Daigo did not save Patrick, and he lost the next match. While he packed up his book and stick, the commentators had a field day with the moment they had just witnessed. Commentator F-Word even notes how Patrick apparently went back to the book between rounds in the game, joking that he was looking for the READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Chun-Li And Dante Look Weird Now, Capcom 

As it is with video games, character designs evolve and change over time. Sometimes they get better, and sometimes they do this. Fans notice! For example, one character looks so different in Resident Evil 6 that his appearance launched conspiracy theories (more here, spoilers). Now, folks are noticing how in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite that Chun-Li has…changed. No conspiracies, though, just facepalms. This isn’t a first for Chun-Li, or any Street Fighter character, for that matter. But… Chun-Li isn’t the only character who looks different in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite. Dante from the Devil May Cry series looks strange, too. And by “strange”, I mean awful. READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's Story Demo Feels Like Awkward Fanfiction

It’s hard to combine characters from wildly disparate sources into one epic story without things getting absurd. The Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite story demo’s strategy is to embrace the goofiness. The story concept is cool. Two powerful mechanical beings, Marvel’s Ultron and Mega Man X villain Sigma, driven by their shared desire to rid their respective worlds of biological life, merge bodies and universes in order to get the job done. It’s a great idea, and it makes for a very cool visual. I want an action figure right now. It’s up to the combined forces of Marvel’s heroes and Capcom’s random characters from largely disconnected video game worlds to stop Ultron Sigma and foil his vile plan. We’re teams! We rely on each other. We respect each other. We totally know each other. Granted this is a story mode demo, a sliver of a much larger tale, so it’s hard to say just how long all of the characters have been fighting side-by-side. Perhaps the merging of the worlds imparts some sort of familiarity that’s not explained in the 20 minute free download. Advertisement Advertisement READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

Report: Super Street Fighter V Is in the Works, Will Be a Free Update for Existing Players

It looks like Street Fighter V will be getting a pretty big update in the future in the form of Super Street Fighter V, if the information leaked by Redditor Rikurikumore turns out to be true. According to the post, Super Street Fighter V is already in development and will be a free update for the base game instead of being a separate title, unlike what Capcom has done in the past. If true, it’ll fall in line with Capcom’s previous statements of not planning to fragment the current player base by releasing separate and different versions of the game. As for what will come with the Super Street Fighter V update, it will include a UI overhaul, the long-awaited Arcade Mode, an Extra Battle mode, a PvE mode against the Illuminati, an expansion on the game’s mechanics, and new Critical Arts. As for characters, Season 3 will bring Sagat, Sakura, Oro, C. Viper, Q, and Necro into the fold. Additionally, the post also revealed that the remaining DLC characters for the current season (Season 2) will be Abigail, Menat, and Zeku. Lastly, the post claims that Super Street Fighter V will be announced at the conclusion of Capcom Cup…


When Arcades Closed, The Fighting Game Community Built Their Own Battleground

Street Fighter veteran Alex Valle remembers when fighting game players would crowd around arcade cabinets to face off. After the demise of arcades, Valle believed that future generations of fighting game players still needed a way to learn from one another in person. What began in 2009 as a series of meetups hosted in Valle’s apartment has since grown into a weekly training night at the Esports Arena in Santa Ana, California. Compete’s video team headed to “Wednesday Night Fights” to talk to Alex Valle and Jimmy “ShinJN” Nguyen, a longtime tournament organizer who helped the event grow. The video also profiles the players who attend and participate, such as Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez, fellow Street Fighter veteran and CEO of Cross Counter TV, as well as SoCal-based Street Fighter competitors Elcid “BushinStyle” Rashid and Frankie “Stupendous” Lee, Jr. Advertisement According to Gootecks, “Wednesday Night Fights” is the most well-attended local fighting games event in SoCal, but there are other local fighting game scenes and training events all over the world. For more, read this story about Yuko and Yusuke Momochi’s Street Fighter training school in Japan. This is the newest episode in our new READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!


Spectator Crashes Key Street Fighter V Tournament Match

Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez was in a tricky spot during the tail end of Combo Breaker’s Street Fighter V tournament in St. Charles, Illinois this past weekend. His opponent, Japanese fighting game god Naoto Sako, had him on the ropes in their losers bracket match. Down two games and on the brink of elimination, Chris took a deep breath and waited for what could be his last round to begin. And that’s when he was tapped on the shoulder. It was a “blink and you’ll miss it” moment. As the intense match took a brief pause between rounds, a random spectator in a green shirt jumped out of his seat and ran up on stage. He stole Chris’ attention, yelling something in his ear before heading back the way he came. While it’s still a mystery what exactly this unknown community member told him, the damage was done. Chris wasn’t going to continue the match after being distracted. Confusion spread as the stream cut back to the Street Fighter V feed, and even the commentators thought it might have been an arcade stick malfunction that caused the delay. As things were sorted out in the real world, Chun-Li READ FULL STORY…


Street Fighter V Servers Offline for 24 Hours of Maintenance Starting Later Today

[embedded content] Beginning at 9pm PT later today, the Street Fighter V servers will be offline for 24 hours of scheduled maintenance, Capcom has announced. Once the maintenance is complete and the New Capcom Fighters Network is implemented, you’ll be able to get a 50,000 Fight Money log in bonus until June 13. We will be performing scheduled server maintenance from 9PM 5/29 to 9PM 5/30, PDT. During maintenance, online features will be disabled. — SFV Server (@SFVServer) May 26, 2017 After the maintenance, you’ll be able to utilize the new CFN. To celebrate the release of the new CFN, there is a login bonus of 50,000FM! — SFV Server (@SFVServer) May 26, 2017 In addition to adding the New CFN, the maintenance period will be used to prep Ed, the remastered Spain stage, the adjusted Thailand stage, and monthly targets for Street Fighter V. It remains to be seen how big tomorrow’s patch will be. If you don’t have it yet, the Street Fighter V Collector’s Edition is $39.99 on the Capcom Store right now. [Source: SFV Server (1), (2) via Cheap Ass Gamer] READ FULL STORY AT PLAYSTATIONLIFESTYLE!


Who To Watch In Tonight's Street Fighter V Finals On Eleague

GIF Victor “Punk” Woodley celebrates a win at NCR 2017 (gif via YouTube) Tonight, eight Street Fighter V pros will face off in the Eleague play-offs and finals, which you can watch on TBS or via digital live stream. By the way, there are also two other Street Fighter V competitions happening this weekend as well—Combo Breaker 2017, a premier tournament in the Capcom Pro Tour series, and Red Bull Kumite 2017, an SFV invitational featuring two of Eleague’s finalists in the lineup. It’s a busy weekend for the best of the best SFV players. But the weekend won’t be as busy as it could have been for Victor “Punk” Woodley, a teenaged SFV phenom who has won two Capcom Pro Tour premier tournaments back-to-back this year. His high-level Karin plays make him the contender to watch during tonight’s Eleague event. His finalist status is bittersweet, however, because the scheduling of the event means that Punk won’t be able to participate in Combo Breaker this weekend. The pools for Combo Breaker take place both tonight and tomorrow, and schedules were selected by lottery. Punk got chosen for the Friday night pools, meaning that he won’t be able READ FULL STORY…


Street Fighter V Competitor Wins Three Tournaments on Three Continents in Three Weeks

“Bonchan” (right) against Xiaobao of Taiwan, who he defeated in the grand finals of Saigon Cup. Photo via the Saigon FGC Facebook page. Masato “Bonchan” Takahashi is on a tear in the Street Fighter V community, earning three straight victories at the most recent Capcom Pro Tour events. While an impressive feat on its own, the Japanese competitor did so over just three weeks at events in Europe, Australia and Asia, utilizing a character many of his contemporaries have given up on. Bonchan’s string of wins began the weekend of May 6 at The Colosseum, an Italian fighting game event featuring some of the best players from Europe as well as notable visitors from across the globe. Following a disappointing 25th place finish at DreamHack Austin just a week beforehand, Bonchan tore through The Colosseum’s Street Fighter V bracket, demolishing everyone who stood in his way with Charlie Nash. His warpath included near-perfect victories over players like Algerian-born Emirati competitor Adel “Big Bird” Anouche and Li-wei “Oil King” Lin of Taiwan, both of whom are known for overwhelming displays of their own. A week later, Bonchan traveled to Battle Arena Melbourne (the site of Daigo Umehara’s embarrassing self-own), READ FULL…


Street Fighter V Gets Ed, Remastered Spain Stage & New CFN Update on May 30

May 30 will be a busy day for Street Fighter V, as Capcom is releasing Ed, the remastered Spain stage, the Thailand stage with all-new background music, the new Capcom Fighters Network update, and Monthly Targets. Also, by signing in to the New CFN at any point from May 30 to June 13, you’ll receive a 50,000 Fight Money bonus. “The cage returns!” Capcom said of the Flamenco Tavern stage. “As part of a bevy of new features and updates coming on May 30, Street Fighter V will receive a remastered Spain stage loaded with dancers, musicians and all the requisite flair we’ve enjoyed since its stylish debut in Street Fighter II. And Vega players… yes, you will be able to climb that bad boy.” In terms of pricing, Flamenco Tavern will cost $3.99/€3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money, the Thailand stage will cost $3.99/€3.99 or 70,000 Fight Money, and Ed will cost $5.99 or 100,000 Fight Money. For Monthly Targets, Capcom will be offering up four in June (perform a combo 100 times, win 20 Ranked Matches, KO opponent with CA 50 times, and win 40 Ranked Matches), which will net you a total of 36,000 Fight Money. A new Target will READ…

Street Fighter V Fans Are Not Sure What To Make Of Seemingly Simplistic Newcomer Ed

Last weekend saw Capcom open up a special beta for Street Fighter V which, in addition to giving the community a chance to try the game’s improved online modes, provided a preview for the next downloadable character. Ed, a rapidly aging M. Bison clone saved by Balrog during the story of Street Fighter IV, shocked fans due to his rather simplistic attack inputs, and players were eager to get their hands on the newcomer during the brief beta window. Ed’s gameplay combines the boxing skills taught to him by Balrog and the Psycho Power that forms the crux of M. Bison’s strength. As such, his toolset is a mixed bag; he’s capable of taking the fight to opponents with a strong ground game, but can also keep them airborne with copious juggles. From what we’ve seen thus far, Ed is an incredibly mobile fighter that doesn’t impose any intense execution requirements. His inputs are simpler than those of other fighters in the game’s roster and consist of numerous one- and two-button specials. GIF While it typically takes months of competition for the community to figure out a new character, early impressions can sometimes build a foundation for future progression and…


Poll: Japan's Favorite Fighting Games

For a country that has made a whole bunch of fighting games, you better believe that Japan has its favorites. A recent survey revealed top twenty beloved titles, according to Weekly Famitsu readers. Advertisement Between April 13 and April 19, the magazine asked 2,461 readers to name their favorite fighting games. Ninety-two percent of respondents were men, while the remaining 8 percent were women. Six percent were in their teens, 43 percent in their 20s, 42 percent in their 30s, 8 percent in their 40s, and 1 percent in their 50s. As with the previous action game poll, each person was allowed to vote for up to three titles (though people could only vote for one or two if they wanted). Famitsu then calculated these votes as “points.” While the game titles have been localized for clarity, the hardware platforms are as listed by Famitsu. Advertisement 20. SoulCalibur V (PS3/Xbox 360) – 98 points 19. Dead or Alive 5: Last Round (PS4/PS3/Xbox One/PC) – 109 points 18. Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late[st] (Vita/PS4/PS3/Arcade) – 111 points 17. Garou: Mark of the Wolves (Vita/Switch/PS3/PS2/Xbox 360/Neo Geo/DC/PC/iOS/Android/Arcade) – 124 points READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Daigo Becomes His Own Worst Enemy At Recent Street Fighter V Tournament

Last weekend’s Battle Arena Melbourne Street Fighter V tournament was grueling for the high-level Street Fighter V talent it drew to Australia. The event was so stacked, even a legendary fighting game competitor like Daigo Umehara failed to make much of an impact, but no one expected The Beast’s most challenging opponent to be himself. Advertisement Thanks to a perfect run through his initial pool, Daigo was sitting pretty on the winners side of the top-32 bracket for the Capcom Pro Tour event. His first match after leaving the group stage came against fellow Japanese player Ryo “Dogura” Nozaki, himself an established name known for his skill in a wide variety of non-Capcom games. Both players had recently switched characters—Daigo from Ryu to Guile and Dogura from Necalli to Urien—and the bout was shaping up to showcase what they’ve learned with their new, arguably stronger mains. In the final round, both players stuck to what had gotten them there in the first place. Despite falling behind in health, Daigo continued his careful play, locking Dogura down with copious Sonic Booms. But as is often the case, all it took for Dogura READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!