Gen's disciple was considered for Street Fighter 5; early character designs also show 3 different 'Laura' ideas

Gen's disciple used to be a thing, Street Fighter 5's director Takayuki Nakayama has revealed in a blog post on the game's official website.

The unnamed successor to Gen was conceived as one of the potential new characters to be introduced in Capcom's latest. He was described as an ambitious young fighter whose lifelong goal was to defeat Akuma, as well as a "dark hero" who stood against Necalli.

He was also said to have delivered the finishing blow to a weakened Gen.

Other scrapped SF5 character ideas featured in the blog post include (in order): a literary master, a president, three alternate designs for Laura -- including a male counterpart who was skilled in both Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and soccer -- an earlier version of F.A.N.G, and a souped up version of the Shadaloo soldier we saw in Alex's story mode playthrough.

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Street Fighter 5 has more unannounced offline gameplay content according to Yoshinori Ono

If you felt a bit underwhelmed by Street Fighter 5's offline content offerings, Capcom has heard you loud and clear.

Revisiting and interview that Yoshinori Ono did with Game Informer magazine, Capcom reiterated that they haven't forgotten about the single player content, and Ono expresses that the story expansion coming in June — and other updates — will deliver a more robust offline experience that fans have been requesting.

"Additionally, we're looking into adding a versus CPU mode, and more new unannounced gameplay content for offline players that will be made available for free throughout 2016 and beyond," said Ono.

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'If you avoided using him since he was a charge character, it might be a good opportunity to use him' – Momochi teaches basic Vega strategies

EG|Momochi returns with another installment of his lecture series, this time teaching the basics behind playing Vega.

In a way, Momochi shows newer players concepts like hit confirming and buffering by showing them practical uses of walldive and rolling claw moves. He also shows off how to train against specific moves by using Vega's V-Skill to dodge and counter a few of R. Mika's normals.

The details on using Vega's V-Trigger is also very useful. Knowing when you can land a free super, or if you'll be stuffed by a fireball can mean the world in a tense moment.

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You can learn these things and more in the video below.

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Street Fighter 5 Crash live stream, early results ft. Infiltration, Tokido, Mago, Momochi, Fuudo, Xian, GamerBee, Poongko, Xiao Hai, Dakou and more

Update: This story has been updated with day 4 results.

Today, Street Fighter 5 Crash will be beginning, courtesy of SPOTV. This event is a 3v3 team tournament which takes place in South Korea, and will be going for the full month with weekly installments.

Notable players participating during the Street Fighter 5 Crash series include RZR|Infiltration, Tokido, Mago, EG|Momochi, RZR|Fuudo, RZR|Xian, AvM|GamerBee, Poongko, Qanba|Xiao Hai, PandaTV|Dakou, HumanBomb, Abao and many more.

You can find the live stream and the team participation days below.

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KVOxTSB 2016 results ft Kazunoko, Ranai, Nage, Machaboo

Update: This story has been updated with final 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 - 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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PR Balrog and NuckleDu both eliminated before Street Fighter 5 top 16 bracket at Northwest Majors 8

Two incredibly strong competitors, and potential favorites to win, will not be playing in tomorrow's finals at Northwest Majors 8. EG|PR Rog and Liquid|NuckleDu are known the world over for their amazing Street Fighter skills, but in a fairly surprising turn of events both players were eliminated before the top 16 bracket.

PR Rog's Necalli took second place at the last two Capcom Pro Tour events he attended, and NuckleDu took home the gold at the PAX invitational last weekend. For these and other reasons, many would have put their bets on both of these players to appear in the top eight bracket, and neither would have been a poor choice as a favorite to win the whole tournament.

PR Rog ran into Alex Myers' Cammy in the first round of the top 32 winners bracket. Though Rog would put up quite a fight, Myers' unpredictability caught the Evil Genius off guard. After losing to a surprising EX Cannon Drill at the end of round one, Rog would not be able to keep up with Myers' fast paced play in the second.

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Abel plays a prominent role, Juri makes yet another shady appearance; watch Guile's Street Fighter 5 story here

With the recent release of Guile we also gained access to yet another part of the Street Fighter 5 backstory.

YouTuber OniBojan has put the American hero's full Story Mode adventure up for us all to watch, and we couldn't help but note the fact that Street Fighter 4's Abel is a major part of it. We also wind up briefly running into Juri, one of the game's confirmed future DLC characters.

You can see the full video after the jump, but here are a few stills to kick things off.

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Maximilian will take on Alien in the brand new live action Assist Me; full movie coming tonight at 8 p.m. PDT

One of the FGC's biggest media contributors is about to make our chests explode with excitement, as his latest episode of Assist Me is nearly here.

Assist me is one of Max's most creative series, as he makes live action videos of our favorite fighting game characters. Albert Wesker, Dr. Doom and Predator are just a few of the crazy characters that have made their way into Max's home for some pretty ridiculous shenanigans.

Tonight at 8 p.m. PSD, Alien from Mortal Kombat XL will be terrorizing Max, Benny and friends as they stream the adventure live for audiences to watch and interact with. Interwoven in the theatrics are bits of tutorial on how to play the character, making this a learning opportunity as well.

Check out the teaser below.

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A vortex, great damage and 'infinite possibilities' - Momochi teaches the basics and potential of R. Mika in Street Fighter 5

Whether we wanted this kind of information to get out or not, one of the strongest players in the world is teaching us some R. Mika.

We've seen the potential of Mika through impressive runs from players like Marn at NorCal Regionals, pH|Nando at Final Round and RB|Luffy at a handful of European events. Her corner vortex potential makes her a very real threat, and her ability to move her foes there quickly makes her even scarier.

In his latest tutorial, EG|Momochi explains the basics of Mika, and then goes into further detail to discuss the implications of her stronger techniques, and how to best combine them for some gnarly potential.

Mika's glaring weakness is in her neutral game, and while she does have some gimmicky ways to circumvent this, learned players will be sure to concentrate on making the most of her weak neutral.

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Guile's theme is so good, Capcom decided to make two versions of it for Street Fighter 5

Whether you're running a marathon, combing your hair, playing checkers, looking for couch money or doing virtually anything else, there's one Street Fighter melody that will pair perfectly with just about any activity you can think of.

Nearly two weeks ago we got hold of Guile's Street Fighter 5 theme, and we were thoroughly impressed with Capcom's fresh spin on one of the franchise's most popular musical tracks.

Guile also came with his classic Air Force stage, which actually ended up getting its own updated version of the theme that goes so well with everything. Essentially, between Guile's character music and stage music, there are now two SF5vrenditions of everyone's favorite comeback tune.

VesperArcade has uploaded the extended versions of both so you can listen to them in their entirety. Give an ear to each song, and let us know which you enjoyed better in the comments.

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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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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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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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