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Trying to out tune some of Street Fighter's best – Essenthy makes new, clean arrangements of Street Figher 3 Third Strike themes entirely from scratch

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike holds strong in people's hearts as being one of the most eccentric entries to the fighter. Along with the game's unique parry mechanic and cast, the third entry's music possessed ambitious steps into jazz and hip-hop.

Essenthy Onigami has decided to see how much further he can take the original tracks. And the results are impressive. What's perhaps most striking is how much these renditions honor the original pieces. Instead of trying to overhaul as ambitiously as Online Edition's soundtrack did, Essenthy has chosen to make his versions clean and subtle.

Check below to visit Third Strike's music for your first time again.

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Umeheadbutts? AngryJPG shows off his unique Balrog beating top players like Sabin and Dieminion

Olympic Gaming brings another edition of their Spotlight series. In this installment, they bring attention to AngryJPG, a 34 year old Balrog player from Canada. Aside from the patience and solid pressure the character is known for, AngryJPG manages to consistently hit some smart focus attacks and psychic headbutts.

As always, an interview is included in the spotlight's "About" section. We've gone through and selected a few of the best questions and answers to get you started.

Check below to watch this unique and extremely talented Balrog player.

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First Attack tournament results, battle logs and stream archive featuring Justin Wong, PR Balrog, ChrisG, Mike Ross, Flocker, NuckleDu and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the tournament First Attack is taking place in Cidra, Puerto Rico. Expected attendants include EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, GG|NYChrisG, Twitch|Mike Ross, RG|Flocker, bTri|NuckleDu, MOR|Rico Suave, CEO|CJ Truth, Combofiend, BananaKen and more.

The event will feature competition in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma and Project M.

You can find the live stream below.

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Snake Eyez poses with Zangief, Akuma protects Infiltration, and more: Check out this spectacular Street Fighter artwork from Omuk

We recently stumbled upon some fantastic artwork by an artist who goes by the name of Omuk over on DeviantArt. The following works are Street Fighter related, and were created for the Shadowloo Showdown V tribute book.

The first two images below feature Snake Eyez and Infiltration posing with their respective main characters on select Street Fighter 4 stages. The others are simply depictions of Street Fighter characters, but are equally as awesome as the former two.

Check out each of the art pieces below, and feel free to let us know which is your favorite in the comments below.



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Source: Omuk. Via Boss Logic.

Canada Cup's The Masters Series rescheduled until early 2015, EVO 2014 champion Luffy confirmed to compete

The Canada Cup Masters Series, originally set to take place in November, is an event that is being held in order to honor the tournament's past champions. MCZ|Daigo, Kazunoko, RZR|Xian, and QANBA|Xiao Hai have all been invited to compete, however, only the latter two players have confirmed that they will be in attendance.

Just the other day, Kazunoko commented on the status of his invitation over on the Topanga stream. The incredibly skilled Yun player stated that if the scheduled dates of The Masters Series conflict with those of the Topanga A League in Japan, then he will not be able to attend.

We have just received official word from the folks over at Canada Cup Gaming that The Masters Series has been rescheduled until early 2015. The decision was made in order to better align with Daigo and Kazunoko's schedules, and to deliver the best event possible.

"We want to do this event in a very specific way and would much rather compromise on the dates than the quality."

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Mortal Kombat X to receive console-exclusive guest characters, Boon says roster will have more new characters than any MK game

With Gamescom having taken place this past week, quite a few new details about NetherRealm Studios' upcoming fighter, Mortal Kombat X, have surfaced.

In an interview with IGN, Boon discussed the thought process behind designing the the title's roster. The Mortal Kombat creator stated that the previous installment in the franchise, Mortal Kombat 9, was a "complete fan service title" because it had so many returning faces that players have known and loved for years.

Boon says that many classic characters will not return in Mortal Kombat X, however, and the company feels that it's time for some fresh fighters to enter the arena -- more new combatants than ever before.

"It was more important we did introduce new characters," Boon explained. "We're probably introducing more in this game than in any other MK title ever."

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'He still sucks Mike' - Mike Ross plays Dee Jay and shows off a 'new' character: Ultra Excellent Adventures ep. 27 ft. Flash Metroid

The gentlemen over at Cross Counter are back with the latest installment of Ultra Excellent Adventures with Gootecks & Mike Ross. In today's episode, the Wyld Stallyns of Street Fighter are joined by Flash Metroid.

The online action continues here as Mike Ross shows off his "newest" character, and even decides to try his hand at scoring a win with Dee Jay. Additionally, Gootecks demonstrates just how lame Guile can be, while Flash plays several different characters including Dudley and Abel.

This is only the first episode of the four latest that are currently available for purchase/rent. If you can't wait three more Sundays to watch the rest, (as each episode will be released over the course of the next three weeks), be sure to head over to the Excellent Adventures site and download episodes 27-30.

Check out the latest episode below.

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NorCal Fight Club League Round 2 results, archive ft. Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, LPN, Hoodaman, BJ Unchained, more

Updated: This story has been updated with round 2 results and a stream archive.

Earlier: The second round of the NorCal Fight Club League is taking place in Milpitas, California. Many of Northern California's best will go head-to-head in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Tonight marks the second of three different rounds set to take place at various locations. The 14 players listed below will fight it out at each event, and the points earned at each round will accumulate. The player with the most points at the end of the season, along with the four players to place beneath him, will secure a spot in the A league for season 2.

EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, pH|Hoodaman, pH|LPN, MMG|Julio, MMG|El Cubano Loco, Dirty Paws, Crizzle, Nando Tovar, BJ Unchained, Ramin, Crackfiend, Kelvin Jeon, and Nima are all expected to compete tonight. The tournament is character locked, and you can catch of glimpse of which characters will be used by whom in the image below.


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Catch all of the action below.

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Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 unused feature allows you to instantly tag in your teammates, lets the new generation of combos begin

A recently discovered Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 feature that never made it into the final build allows characters to instantaneously switch mid combo. In this off screen footage, you can see Vergil and Dr. Doom almost glitch into the place of the previous fighter to continue their combo.

It's interesting to wonder the new possibilities this feature might have brought into the game. Possibly, Capcom simply deemed it too broken, even for the likes of a Marvel vs Capcom game.

Check below to see the wild feature that didn't make the cut.

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More red focus combos than you can throw a stick at – Videos display a red focus combo for almost every fighter in USF4

EventHubs reader HighOnPCP has uploaded not one, not two, but four videos showcasing red focus combos for the Ultra Street Fighter 4 cast.

Each video is organized by the game appearance of the fighters. For example, one video is titled "Red Focus Combos for the Alpha Characters." Currently, the other sets include fighters from Street Fighter II, Third Strike, and simply one titled "Remaining Characters."

Check below to find out what your character can do with one of Ultra Street Fighter 4's new mechanics.

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Kano slices your abdomen open before burning a hole in your head: Mortal Kombat X impressions of Kano's fatality, overall character balance, and more

A lot sooner than expected by most fans, a playable build of Mortal Kombat X actually appeared at Gamescom. The Kombat Tether, a fan website dedicated to all things Mortal Kombat, got a chance to view new fatalities and play the latest entry to the gory series.

After witnessing a new Jungle stage, panel attendees were treated with seeing Kano's fatality in full. According to the writers, "It was amazing... Kano unsheathes one of his knives and swiftly cuts into the opponent's abdomen which casues intestines to spill out onto the ground. As the character begins to drop to their knees, Kano grabs them from behind and hoists them up in front of him as he proceeds to burn through their skull with his laser eye."

But the fun didn't stop with new footage. The audience was then directed to Mortal Kombat X stations to play builds for both the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One.

Read below to find out their discoveries and first impressions of Mortal Kombat X.

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Street Fighter X Tekken becomes Marvel vs. DBZ - Fan-made Goku, Vegeta, Spider-Man and Venom, also Castlevania's Gabriel Belmont and Alucard

The modding community for Street Fighter X Tekken has gone the extra mile today, and brought the whole world's favourite super-powered Saiyans to life, as well as comic book archenemies Spider-Man and Venom. The fun doesn't stop there, though, as Gabriel Belmont and Alucard from the new Castlevania: Lords of Shadow games also make an appearance.

Below, you can find pictures of the costumes, and even further below you'll find playable footage of them.


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Dudley's mixup will leave you breathless - Can net 953 damage and 1503 stun if the opponent guesses wrong

Have you ever felt as if a Dudley just hit you once and the entire match was over? I think we all have, at some point, in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

To amplify that feeling, we have a new video from DriveCancelled which shows off a very grueling Dudley mixup that'll leave his opponents wondering just what the hell happened. You'll find the video below.

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To defeat your enemy, you must first understand how they think - Footage of Bonchan using Rose in online ranked matches

After having become the Topanga A League champion last year, Bonchan was on a roll. At EVO 2014, he was in the best possible position one can be - in winner's side of Grand Finals for the biggest tournament of the year.

Yet, it all came crushing down once the eventual EVO 2014 champion, Olivier 'Luffy' Hay, confronted him from the loser's bracket with his signature Rose, and sent Bonchan's Sagat back home to Japan.

Perhaps in preparation for their next bout, Bonchan has now been spotted using Rose online. Is this signifying a character change, or is he simply trying to figure out how to fight against the character by fighting as the character? You be the judge.

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Chun-Li's stockings, Ken's surname, rock operas and Mikhail Gorbachev - All this and more in this 10 Kick-Ass Facts About Street Fighter video

There are a lot of interesting factoids about Street Fighter, and chances are you've heard quite a few of these before. But do you know about all of them? I, personally, certainly wasn't aware about the existence of a Street Fighter Rock Opera, but now I know better.

Courtesy of Alltime10s, we have a video for you all today which showcases, in its own words, 10 kick-ass facts about Street Fighter. Think you know them all already? Continue below to find out.

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