Who are the three most overrated Street Fighter 5 characters?

Last time we asked our readers who they thought the most underrated characters were in Street Fighter 5, this time we're pulling the old switcheroo and asking who the most overrated characters are.

Tiers are always a heavily disputed topic, so we're curious which characters you feel the community is heavily overrating at this moment in time.

We've setup a poll with all 18 currently playable fighters, which you can find below.

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Neo_G is King of Fighters 14's lead game designer, talks about what he actually handles at SNK after joining in January

Earlier this month we learned that Hidetoshi "Neo_G" Ishizawa, formerly a Capcom employee and the Battle Director for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, was now working at SNK. He's been there since January this year.

Given his background in fighting games development, it's natural to assume that he's been involved with the development work for King of Fighters 14 since joining SNK. But with so much of the game already done by the time he's joined the company, what does Neo_G actually do? More importantly, what else will he be working on after KoF 14?

4Gamer recently caught up with Neo_G (pictured fourth from the left in the banner above) as well as the KoF 14 Producer Yasuyuki Oda (second from the left) for a brief chat, following the announcement of the game's release date, in which the answers for these questions were revealed.

Check out our translation of the interview below.

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Northwest Majors 8 live stream ft. Justin Wong, NuckleDu, Snake Eyez, Filipino Champ, Ricki Ortiz, PR Balrog, KBR, RayRay, Chris T, Julio and more

Northwest Majors 8 is happening this weekend in Des Moines, Washington, and it's stacked to the brim with the best the U.S. has to offer, for multiple fighting games.

At this event, you'll be seeing high-level gameplay of Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat X, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Project M, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, you can expect to see EG|Justin Wong, Liquid|NuckleDu, RB|Snake Eyez, PG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EG|PR Balrog, KaneBlueRiver, PG|RayRay, Chris Tatarian, Julio, Brenttiscool, FF|ElvenShadow, UA|Bass, ITS|Princess Ling, pH|LPN, ILHS|WayGamble, Flux, pH|Hypefiend, Jimmy J Tran, MC|XSK Samurai, SDT|Inkog, Hotashi, TS|NerdJosh, GOL|Ranmasama, Foo, TheBeautifulDude, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, KidViper, KillerKai, TXrd|FaultyDefense, Alex Myers, Zidane, MC|GCYoshi, GS|Gllty, KizzieKay, BJ Unchained, NWM|KyleP, DM|El Cubano Loco, Fubarduck, Nacer, Damdai, Graham Wolfe and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Team Khaos, Khaos Gaming 2, Cacaw Gaming, Khaos Gaming TV, Tekken, Logichole, Seattle Tekken and Eastside Smash.

Hit the jump to check out all of the action for yourself.

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EGLX 2016 live stream ft. Armada, Hungrybox, Leffen, Mango, Nairo, Mew2King, Westballz, Axe, Ally and more

There's a huge Super Smash Bros. gathering taking place this weekend at the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo in Toronto, Canada.

The event will feature tournaments in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Super Smash Bros. 64. There will also be an 8-player invitational Street Fighter 5 tournament.

Players you can expect to see compete include Alliance|Armada, Liquid|Hungrybox, TSM|Leffen, C9|Mango, COG|Mew2King, Liquid|Nairo, Tempo|Westballz, Tempo|Axe, Boreal|Ally and many more. Streaming duties will be handled by CLASH Tournaments and AffinityPlay.

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King of Fighters 14 features 'vastly improved online gameplay' and 19 brand new characters

SNK relayed some interesting details about King of Fighters 14 via the official game description.

Something that will stand out to fans is their attempt to improve the game's net code over it's predecessor, although this has become a pretty standardized statement with fighting games in this day and age, SNK picked up quite a bit of praise for their updates to KoF13's net code updates on the PC.

"[SNK] devoted a lot of development time to improving the game's netcode for vastly improved online gameplay," the listing for King of Fighters 14 states.

The official description also says there will be 50 fighters total, with 31 returning from previous titles, and 19 brand new characters, although some in the community may dispute how 'new' some of the fighters are.

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Brilliant V-Trigger usage, confusing cross-unders, and more - Daigo takes on Santarou in a FT10 set

XusesGB is back with even more Street Fighter 5 matches for us, this time showcasing a first-to-ten set between MCZ|Daigo Umehara and YBK|Santarou.

Fighting game fanatics should certainly be no stranger to Daigo, and how well he's done in set play in the past. Santarou is no slouch either, having previously performed well in Ultra Street Fighter 4 using Sagat and Evil Ryu.

In the beginning, Daigo almost seems as if he's playing around, boldly parrying Cannon Strikes and challenging Santarou's cross under attempts. He even went so far as to use the instant air Tatsu early on to gently float out of the corner.

Santarou did not seem fazed, however; he manages to close in on Daigo's lead twice during the set. He kept his spacing and neutral game solid in an effort to give "The Beast" a run for his money.

Daigo's clearly favors using Ryu's V-Trigger for its buffs, rather than just extending combos for bigger damage. There were several series where he opted to use Denjin Reiki as a threat to stay in Santarou's head, and it definitely works out for him in the long run.


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You can catch all of the action in the video below.

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KVOxTSB 2016 live stream, early results ft Ogawa, Kazunoko, Ranai, Dogura, Kindevu, Eita, aMSa, MOV, Machaboo, Samitto, Nage, Omito, Nakamura and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 2 results.

One of Japan's biggest majors is taking place this weekend, KVO x TSB, and it features a huge amount of games going on.

At this event, you'll get to see high-level gameplay for Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Street Fighter 5, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax Ignition, Blade Arcus, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel, Koihime Enbu, Aquapazza, Arcana Heart 3: Love MAX!!!!! and even a tournament in the yet-to-be-released King of Fighters 14.

Players attending are honestly too many to count, but just to name a few you can look forward to seeing - Ogawa, Kazunoko, Ranai, Dogura, Kindevu, Eita, VGBC|aMSa, MOV, Machaboo, Samitto, Nage, Omito, Nakamura, Taka, Kedako, Hamburg, Susumu, Tanabata, TMP|Cross, BE|DoraBang, RF, GC|Go1, Ain, Brice, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Gachikun, Die-chan, KojiKOG, Kyabetsu, Sabohani - and again, many, many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by GodsGarden, Team Spooky, KVO 2K13 and Shi_Gaming.

Check out the full action below.

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Check out the first 10 colors for Guile's default, story mode, and premium costumes in Street Fighter 5

Now that Guile is officially available in Street Fighter 5, players all over the world have wasted no time finding out everything they can about the character.

Veering away from the tech for a moment, let's take a minute to check out Guile's costume colors. An anonymous Imgur user put together a gallery featuring colors 1-10 for his default, story mode, and premium costumes.

Below are just a handful to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see the rest.

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16 Sonic Booms in one go, a 35-hit combo, and one that lasts nearly 20 seconds - Desk comes out swinging with the SF5 Guile content

Desk has not yet missed an opportunity to strut his stuff with the latest Street Fighter 5 has to offer. Today, we have three videos featuring the surprisingly combo-heavy Guile.

Among the litter you'll find a combo that uses 16 Sonic Booms, one that dishes out 35 hits, and even a sequence that lasts nearly 20 seconds. You'll also see a number of interesting juggles, and these clips do an excellent job of giving Guile players ideas on how to style on their opponents.

Below is just a taste of what you can expect to see here. Hit the jump to check out Desk's latest Guile videos.


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119 minute lock outs and no discernible reduction of points - Testing Street Fighter 5's new anti rage quit system

Street Fighter 5's 1.03 update incorporated a new system that aims at further punishing and reducing the amount of rage quits in online play.

EyeOfThundera822 conducted a test of this new system, going through a number of ranked matches and disconnecting early to see what kind of effect it would have.

The findings include an eventual 119 minute lock out from playing and no real reduction of points.

You can see how everything unfolded below.

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Julio joins team Echo Fox; Perfect Legend now sponspored by eLevate

ESports organization Echo Fox has just made their transition into the world of fighting games. Founded by former NBA champion Rick Fox, the team has just recruited their first Street Fighter 5 player.

Julio Fuentes -- more commonly referred to as "Julio" -- has officially joined Echo Fox. The Ken player has a number of 1st place wins at the NorCal weekly Churning the Butter on his fighting game resume, and most recently took home the gold at Texas Showdown 2016.

"Adding Julio Fuentes to Echo Fox shows our commitment to fielding the best eSports teams on the planet," the official statement reads. "We want gamers to know that if you excel in eSports, Echo Fox will have a place for you. This is an awesome day for continued growth of our team."

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April EventHubs subscriber giveaway is a $60 USD retail game of your choice

Our bi-monthly giveaway for EventHubs subscribers is a $60 USD retail game. You can pick any game on any platform, as long as it retails for $60 USD or less (before tax and shipping). This includes pre-orders such as Street Fighter 5, which we will pay for in full.

You can become a subscriber now for $20 USD per year, to be entered into the EventHubs bi-monthly sweepstakes. Your subscription will enter you in this drawing, and future giveaways as well.

You'll also get other great benefits for subscribing like:

• Ads removed from web and mobile platforms when signed in.
• A monthly newsletter only for VIPs where we talk about new features and site developments.
• Sweet highlights on your username in the comments area and user profile page.

Congratulations to February's winner, Xthedeadrisex. Photo from The Invincilog.

Street Fighter Funko Pop figure lineup images released - Get your first looks at Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Blanka, Balrog, Dan and Cammy

Funko Pop figures are all the rage these days, capturing all kinds of fictional characters and non-fictional people in quite the unique style of collectible.

If these happen to tickle your fancy, then today's your lucky day, because Street Fighter is getting a full lineup of figures to be sold in the near future.

Today, we can get our first look at these figures, with the first lineup revealed to be Ryu, Ken, Chun-Li, Blanka, Balrog, Dan and Cammy.

As of right now, these are only confirmed for Pop Asia, so they might not be as readily available in America as most figures. Hopefully, an American line will be revealed shortly. If not, these are still available to import.

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In 'Musical Melee', a drummer times his beats to the hits exchanged between Armada and Leffen in a match from BEAST 6

If there's one thing the internet never ceases to do, it's impress us with amazing stuff like this.

In this video from Caleb Goss, we get to see drum beats going along with top-level match of Super Smash Bros. Melee, and ... it's actually really cool, and works well.

You can find the full performance between Armada's Peach and Leffen's Fox below.

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Guile can stun Cammy in one combo in Street Fighter 5, as shown in BubblanAB7's latest video

It's rare for us to put up videos that contain just one combo. It has to be something really special for that to happen.

This is one of those rare times. This latest combo is a fully legitimate, albeit not entirely practical, full stun combo from Guile, Street Fighter 5's newly released character.

Check the whole thing out below.

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