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THAT'S the voice actor for Zangief? Meet the voices behind the Street Fighter 5 cast

Some look surprisingly like the character they speak for, and some look like the last person on Earth you'd expect to be able to make that voice.

Street Fighter V Mods has done a bit of research to find pictures for 15 of the 16 voice actors for Street Fighter 5's starting line up.

In an almost poetic outcome, they couldn't find a head shot for Jack Calabrisi, the actor who portrays one of the game's most mysterious characters: Nash.

It's a bit interesting that many of us hear these people talk on a daily basis, yet attribute their voices entirely to fictional characters. Hit the jump below to see the video.

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Justin Wong shows us why Cammy is a force to be reckoned with in Street Fighter 5

There's still much to be unearthed when it comes to Street Fighter 5, but we've heard more than a few opinions on Cammy, most of which pigeon hole her into the "not great" tier section.

I personally beg differ on this one, as Cammy has some very powerful tools that lead into very big damage. Up close she's a frame trap monster with her crouching medium punch, while her crouching medium kick is a great footsie tool.

Both of these moves can be easily canceled into her Spiral Arrow, and if she has V-Trigger, she's quickly going to lop off about a third of your life bar. EG|Justin Wong has begun to explore Cammy, and has uploaded some footage from his Twitch stream.

Below are a few snippets of the action. The first shows off a clutch comeback while the second is an anxious race against the clock.


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Justin hasn't mastered Cammy by any means, as no one has yet, but his play does cue us in to some of her strong potential. You'll see his full session below.

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Will Smug be able to help Gootecks and Mike Ross to their first (and only) undefeated streak on Excellent Adventures?

In eight years of Excellent Adventures, Gootecks, Mike Ross and their various guests have never managed a perfect win record in a four-episode segement. PIE|Smug is the final guest for Street Fighter 4, and the trio is trying their hardest to go out with just one clean sweep.

If there's one player that could help the team go undefeated online, it's Smug. The gang tries to keep the mood light enough, but tension builds with every dropped combo and missed punish.

To add to the anxiety, the ever confident Smug feels it's not enough to simply win, but that he must also do so in style. In one match, he allows his opponent to live so that he can attempt an unblockable set up. The result is none too good...


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It's now or never that we'll see an Excellent Adventures flawless victory for SF4, and the team has to hold out for just three more episodes. Hit the jump to see how they do in episode 97: Rated T for Teen.

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Ono: We can say very firmly that no one will be disappointed with the level of story in Street Fighter 5

In a recent interview, VentureBeat caught up with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono and Capcom's director of brand marketing and eSports, Matt Dahlgren, to discuss the highly anticipated title -- Street Fighter 5.

This piece focused mainly on Street Fighter 5's upcoming story and the free expansion the game will see in June.

Though the Street Fighter franchise is very much established in the competitive gaming world, Ono feels that due to a lack of an intricate story mode over the years, it is seen more as a "video tool" rather than entertainment.

"People use [Street Fighter] as a tool to play in tournaments," Ono begins. "That’s where a lot of the entertainment in it comes from. However, we do want to provide something for people who want to immerse themselves in a world. Those are gamers who are more into the video entertainment style."

Despite this, Ono assures that Capcom is working diligently to make Street Fighter 5's story very strong and give fans the depth they've been hoping for in a Street Fighter title.

"There have been people who’ve been disappointed with the way our story content has been handled in the past," Ono explains. "This time we can say very firmly that no one will be disappointed with this level of story."

Source: VentureBeat.

Full Street Fighter 5 costume color gallery for story and pre-order outfits, features all characters from beta #4

Yesterday, we featured a handful of Street Fighter 5 alternate costume colors here on our front page. But thanks to X-Kira over on the NeoFighters forums, now all currently revealed story and pre-order costume colors for each of the characters in beta #4 can be seen.

This gallery shows all 10 colors for each outfit, and we also see each of Nadeshiko's normal colors -- even though she isn't technically playable.

Below are just some of the images to get you started. Hit the jump to see the rest.

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February 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 December's winner, Omgitsjulian. Photo from The Invincilog.

Chandelure fires giant beams, shrinks itself, and has a Nash-like super in the latest Pokkèn Tournament trailer

The latest Pokkèn Tournament character to join the battle is Chandelure. Since its announcement back in mid-January, we have only seen this ghost / fire type Pokemon in screenshots.

Bandai Namco Entertainment has released an official trailer for Chandelure showing off what it can do in battle.

In this footage, we see that Chandelure has a number of ranged attacks, firing large beams and smaller projectiles to keep the opponent away. It can also shrink itself to avoid oncoming attacks, and has a cinematic super that resembles Nash's critical art from Street Fighter 5. Although, Chandelure's uses fire...


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You can check out the trailer after the jump.

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'Fighting games aren't all about logic because they happen in real time' - Daigo talks the FGC, being a pro gamer and playing drunk

The most celebrated fighting game player of all time, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, rarely gives much glance into his personality outside of his amazing play and ever-stoic presence.

Japan FM Network radio station is conducting a special two-part interview with The Beast, asking him his opinions on plenty of FGC topics ranging from his fighting game roots to his perception of other players.

We start with a bit of backstory from Daigo's past.

JFN: We hear that you had a talent for videogames since you were a kid. Were you good at all genres since the beginning?

Daigo: Not really, maybe just better than my friends. I started off from Mario [like any other kid] and I was 'the kid who loved videogames' in my classroom. I wasn't that good at Mario though. Actually, I'm not that good at other genres aside from fighting games.

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Killer Instinct World Cup results ft Sleep, Bass, Rico Suave, CD Jr.

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see the Killer Instinct World Cup take place, which players have been trying to qualify for the past year. It's taking place in San Antonio, Texas, and will have a last chance qualifier to start off the event.

Players present in the main tournament are F3|Sleep, UA|Bass, Rico Suave, TSC|CD Jr., LCD, PaulB, YOMI|JagoBlake, GutterMagic, MyGod, RM|GnarlyFeats, cR|CupCake, RM|ShinTristan, RM|Grief, UA|MyGod, UA|TSwagg, Fiyah Liger, C88|PinkDiamond, UL|Rebelo, UA|CharlieBoy, UL|ZergKiller, C88|Texace, Bastfree, Thompxson, UA|Sickle, NS|Nicky Vengenz, ThrashHeavy, CMC888|KI4Life, Crotus33 as well as four more players who will qualify through the last chance qualifier.

The streaming of the event is being handled by Maximilian.

Hit the jump to check out the action for yourself.

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Hitler hilariously reacts to the EVO 2016 lineup...

Street Fighter 5 is taking the main event slot at EVO this year, and Ultra Street Fighter 4 has been completely retired from the line up.

A good portion of the community is still feeling the shock of suddenly no longer having the game that was widely responsible for bringing the FGC into the current boom in which it finds itself.

In a playful expression of said shock, Northern California's Buddy "Mom's Spaghetti" Matthews has created a new Der Untergang meme, themed around USF4's absence at EVO.

If you haven't seen the meme, it involves altering the subtitles in a scene wherein Adolf Hitler angrily rants as he realizes World War II is all but lost for the Axis. Instead of cursing his generals, Hitler hilariously screams about how upset he is that USF4 is not at EVO.

Hit the jump to see the video.

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Desk figured out how to pull off Street Fighter 5 Birdie combos with more than one jump-in

Even if we dismissed his unworldly execution, Desk's insightful eye for amazing combo potential already sets him apart as one of the most artistic players the FGC has ever seen.

Some of us wouldn't even entertain the thought that a slow-moving Street Fighter 5 character like Birdie could ever possibly perform a combo consisting of more than one jump in attack, but...


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That's just one example, but Desk has a few more in the full video. He's also posted a quick Dhalsim video in which he uses all of Sim's meter in a single combo via three different EX moves. You'll see it all below.

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The King of New York results ft. Smug, Dieminion, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, The King of New York will be taking place ... Well, where else? New York City, of course.

This will be a 10-man round robin tournament, with 7 players already qualified for the A League - PIE|Smug, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|K-Brad, TSC|Sanford Kelly, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Zeus and OG|RLBS.

The round robin is taking place on Sunday, while on Saturday there will be qualifier for the last 3 spots, which has entrants such as Liquid|NuckleDu, OG|Shine, DCB|AfterDeath, PxG|Integra, CoinUp|Ludovic and DFW|TommyGunz vying for those last few spots. The qualifier is played in a Swiss format, so there will be a lot of matches to enjoy.

Streaming duties are being handled by TS|Arturo Sanchez.

What are you waiting for? Hit the jump and enjoy the show.

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PAX Arena results ft. Hungrybox, Mango, ZeRo, Mew2King

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, there's a big Smash event going on at PAX South in San Antonio, Texas.

PAX Arena will feature both Singles and Doubles for Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Wii U. As for players attending, you can expect to see Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, TSM|ZeRo, COG|Mew2King, Tempo|Westballz, Tempo|Axe, WFX|Shroomed, Lucky, CLG|SFAT, PG|Esam, PG|MVD, MIOM|S2J, COG|Wizzrobe, MH|Gahtzu, PG|Wobbles and more.

Streaming duties are being handled by PAX Arena.

Hit the jump to check the action out for yourself.

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Three practical methods to help you keep your salt under control

There's just no denying it, video games can bring out the absolute worst in people.

The feelings of frustration and anger that come when things don't go our way are shared by virtually everyone, but allowing these feelings to run rampant can have a hefty toll on one's gameplay, image, relationships and... fight sticks. Remember this gem?


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In one of Omni's recent videos he explores three ways to help us control our salty inclinations, and he calls upon Goku, MCZ|Daigo and Naruto to help him flesh these out.

Even if you're not prone to regular sodium overloads, we bet you have a friend or two that are, and could benefit from the lessons here. Check out the video below to see Omni's three ways to control salt.

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Sabre's Laura is dominating the Street Fighter 5 beta; watch as he takes out Juicebox, TampaBison, the number one ranked player and more

Laura is one of those characters in Street Fighter 5 for whom we haven't seen a ton of actual tech or gameplay footage. Some have argued that she's a bit one dimensional, and not too exciting to play at the moment.

Arizona's Scott "Sabre" Bender is changing those notions in a big way. He's taken to the sticks, and explored the Brazilian beauty quite extensively in the latest beta.

Sabre has uploaded a ton of footage from his Twitch stream, showcasing match after match against the rest of the SF5 roster. He runs into some pretty notable names, such as Juicebox, XsK Samurai, Fugboi (the number one ranked beta player) and TampaBison.

Below is an impressive sequence against Tampa, showing off some of Laura's pressure and combo capabilities.


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You'll find a few of Sabre's videos after the jump.

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