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Street Fighter ban: Bandai Namco prohibited workers from playing Street Fighter because it was so popular within their company

If you think you're addicted to Street Fighter, to the point where it greatly interferes with your productivity โ€” you apparently have some high profile people in the same boat.

While Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada didn't give many specifics, it's not a stretch to assume that the bosses at the company weren't too thrilled with their employees spending a lot of time playing Street Fighter.

The game became so popular at their corporation, that it lead to it being prohibited company-wide.

"On the Tekken team, we play all sorts of fighting games, and Street Fighter is so popular we even enacted a company-wide ban on it at one point," noted Harada in an interview with Famtisu, translated by Source Gaming.

"We just simply love Street Fighter," added Harada.

In this instance, it sounds like people were loving it a bit too much.

Photo by Nelo Hotsuma, tip submitted by Nightmaresteam.

R. Mika gets in a work out, more alternative covers for Street Fighter 5 - Capcom Japan shows off artwork

Capcom Japan has been showing off more of the artwork they had created for the release of Street Fighter 5, including new alternative covers for the PlayStation 4 version, and R. Mika getting in some exercise time.

There's also artwork of the entire launch cast, which comes with the special PlayStation 4 consoles being sold in Japan, and a few images from the books that come with the special editions of the game in Japan. Here's everything.

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Source: Capcom Japan.

Final Street Fighter 4 Excellent Adventures features Smug - 'If they allowed me to do this, I would win EVO free'

The final Street Fighter 4 Excellent Adventures features none other than Team PIE's Smug.

Consistently regarded as the world's best Dudley, Smug demonstrates the high level tactic that would allow him to win EVO for free โ€” if it were allowed.

This series has had an amazing run with Street Fighter 4, and I think I speak for virtually everyone that I'm sad to see that aspect coming to an end, but it will be a blast to see these guys in action in SF5.

You can find the trailer below.

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Ono on Capcom vs. SNK 3: We would do the exact same thing we did with Darkstalkers to gauge interest in a new game

Back in 2013, Capcom released Darkstalkers Resurrection to gauge interest from the community about how likely they would be to buy a new entry in the franchise.

At the time, there was a bit of a demand created on various websites and at conventions.

"Secretly, we believed that a silent majority wanted a Darkstalkers sequel," Ono told Playboy magazine recently.

Unfortunately, sales for Darkstalkers Resurrection didn't live up to expectations, and things have gone very quiet in regards to a fourth entry in the franchise since that time.

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Nash's EX Tragedy Assault restores health on hit in Street Fighter 5

Nash's EX Tragedy Assault restores some of his health in Street Fighter 5 when it connects, Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas relayed at the recent Mad Catz V Cup.

This is not a technique that seems overpowered, as it was barely used from the Nash players at the event โ€” and I only saw it off of one specific setup.

Most Nash players were using a Spinning Back Knuckle (Toward + Heavy Punch) causing a Crush Counter, and then following it up with a Tragedy Assault.

Here's an animated sequence of the setup, along with a health comparison of how things changed.


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LPN's sick V-Trigger juggle with Birdie, Filipino Champ's lethal corner pressure, and more: Mad Catz V Cup replays ft. Tokido, Mike Ross, Ricki Ortiz

Day 2 of the Mad Catz V Cup concluded with a pro player exhibition and open Street Fighter 5 tournament.

Team Spooky's channel has already managed to upload the action from last night, and in these replays you'll find such players as MCZ|Tokido, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Mike Ross, pH|LPN, EG|Justin Wong, and more.

Below are just a couple of GIFs to give you a glimpse at what level of play you can expect to see here.


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Hit the jump to check out the replays.

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Tatsunoko costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round now available

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round has just received some spiffy new costumes.

As of today, players in Japan can pick up these alternate outfits based on popular characters from the Japanese anime company, Tatsunoko. There are 16 in total, and some retain the destructible functionality.

In order to access these costumes, you must have the following:

The latest update installed before using this costume.
Purchase the characters before using this content.
Free Costume Catalog LR23 is required

The Tatsunoko costumes are currently available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

Hit the jump to check out more screenshots and a trailer for the Dead or Alive 5 Last Round Tatsunoko costumes.

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The finished Street Fighter 5 Ryu statue looks amazing, take a closer look at the NA collector's edition

Back in September of last year, we reported on the Street Fighter 5 collector's edition set to be released in North America. This limited package includes a 10-inch-tall Ryu statue posed in the same way we see him on the game's cover art.

When we last saw it, the Ryu statue was a near-colorless prototype that looked pretty cool. Today, however, we get to see the finished product, and it looks amazing.

Capcom Unity gives us a closer look at the North American collector's edition, which will include the statue, a 48-page art book, and more. You can see the statue and a page from the art book below.

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The Street Fighter 5 collector's edition is still available for pre-order over at GameStop, and will run you $99.99. Street Fighter 5 is set for PlayStation 4 and PC release on February 16th.

Source: Capcom Unity. Mentioned by Jookey.

The Pit stage and fatality will come free with Mortal Kombat XL compatibility update

In the Mortal Kombat XL announcement trailer, we caught a glimpse at a new stage. Based on the classic MK backdrop, The Pit, this updated version will be added when XL officially drops on March 1st.

Fortunately, you won't have to purchase the complete edition of the game to receive this new stage. Mortal Kombat co-creator Ed Boon explained on Twitter that The Pit will come included with the free Mortal Kombat XL compatibility update.

This means that even if you already have Mortal Kombat X and choose not to purchase any of the upcoming content, you will still be able to play on the new backdrop via an automatic, free download.

You can check out footage of The Pit and the fatality that comes with it below.


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Mentioned by nightmaresteam.

Xian and Alioune join the Red Bull Kumite 2016 line up

Two more top-level Street Fighter players join the Red Bull Kumite 2016 line up today.

According to the Red Bull Games' official Twitter account, both RZR|Xian and Alioune will be competing in the Street Fighter 5 event this April.

These two warriors join the already star-studded list of competitors confirmed to take part in the Kumite. Below is a list of everyone signed up, so far.

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Someone put together a compilation of Mike Ross' saltiest moments at the hands of Combofiend in Street Fighter 5...

Mike Ross' salt at the hands of Combofiend during the Mad Catz V Cup was quite the active topic of discussion. It was so strong, in fact, that Spooky -- who was handling the streaming duties for the event -- put together a couple of quick replay montages showing the various reactions Mike made when being hit with something he just didn't agree with.

As we all know, the internet works fast, and this morning we were sent a "Mike Ross salt compilation." This video combines numerous clips from Mike Ross' Street Fighter 5 career so far, and showcases the different times he's been... less than happy with Combofiend.

Editor's note: We here at EventHubs love Mike Ross and respect all of the hard work he puts into the FGC. This video is being shared simply because Mike Ross and Combofiend are so incredibly entertaining and there are a plethora of great Street Fighter 5 clips to check out. We mean no disrespect to Mike.

Below you will find one of the aforementioned replay montages from the Mad Catz V Cup.


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Hit the jump to check out the compilation.

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Mad Catz V Cup Street Fighter 5 results ft. PR Balrog, Mike Ross, Justin Wong, Ricki Ortiz

Updated with results: We've posted the results for the Mad Catz V Cup for Street Fighter 5. You can find the rundown below, along with how the exhibitions turned out.

The much anticipated Mad Catz V Cup kicked off in San Francisco, California on Wednesday night.

Some of the best and most notable Ultra Street Fighter 4 figures from around the world have been invited to compete in this Street Fighter 5 exhibition/tournament event. MCZ|Tokido, RB|Snake Eyez, EG|Justin Wong, TS|Sp00ky, Combofiend, Gootecks, Zhi and more have been announced.

This will be night one of two for the V Cup, and is set to run until 12 p.m. on the West Coast. As this is a two day event, we're not certain that all noted players will be in attendance for both days, though we're sure the action will roar along through the entirety of the cup.

This will be the PlayStation Experience build of SF5, so no F.A.N.G yet. You can watch the live stream after the jump below.

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LSD simulator? Dhalsim music video may be more than you can handle

Granted, I've never actually tried LSD, but I assume that this music video by Joysound Channel might do a fairly decent job in simulating the process.

Using sampled voices of Dhalsim from Street Fighter 2, this segment features a catchy tune with some seriously intense visuals which may be a bit more than some of you can handle.

Here's a gif showing you a small portion of the video, in case you don't believe me.


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If you dare, you can find the entire thing below. If seizures are an issue for you, it might be good to skip this clip.

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Combofiend makes Mike Ross rage quit, Snake Eyez goes HAM with SPDs, Mike perfects Tokido: Mad Catz V Cup Street Fighter 5 highlights

Day one of the Mad Catz V Cup -- a special Street Fighter 5 event -- took place last night in San Francisco, and with a strong line up of eight amazing players, the hype was very much real.

Today we'd like to share some of our favorite moments from last night's action. In this highlights story, you'll find stellar moments from Peter "Combofiend" Rosas, Mike Ross, RB|Snake Eyez, MCZ|Tokido, and more.

Below is just one to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see the rest.

Combofiend makes Mike Ross rage quit IRL

To start off the team exhibition, the two coaches -- Combofiend and Mike Ross, respectively -- engaged in a quick 3 out of 5 to determine who gets first pick. On the verge of a 3-0, Combofiend read a chain throw from Mike's Birdie, activated V-Trigger, and punished with Necalli's critical art, causing the former to stand up and leave before the super concluded.


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Updated: Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator hits North America on June 7th, more details and screenshots of newcomer Kum Haehyun

Updated: Aksys Games has just announced via Twitter that Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator will be coming to North America on June 7th of this year.

Earlier: Earlier this week, Arc System Works revealed an all new fighter set to join Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator. Kum Haehyun, a female character that pilots a cyborg, is the latest addition to the Revelator roster.

When first announced, details on the fresh fighter were scarce. Today, we have a handful of screenshots that give us a better look at the character, as well as new information about her.

Though this new character has the appearance of an old martial arts master, Kum is actually the name of the female fighter operating the exterior. The cyborg is named Jonryoku Kum, but we get to see the pilot whenever they take damage.

Kum Haehyun is not only the heart of her cyborg, but is also the head of the Kum family. According to Famitsu, her family has the ability to control the flow of energy, and they are the only people in the Guilty Gear universe that can do so.

You can check out the new Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator screenshots below.

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Source: Famitsu. Via Siliconera. Sent in by nightmaresteam and an anonymous reader.

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