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Four characters that really need to be in Street Fighter 5

In terms of Street Fighter 5, we already know that six characters will be coming out over the year of 2016. Unfortunately, the identities of these fighters are likely exposed by recent leaks.

After these initial six DLC characters, a second wave of downloadable characters are slated to be released as well.

In a recent video, Maximilian chimes in to tell us about four characters that he believes should be a part of this following wave. This isn't just a list of his favorites, this is a list of figures that are integral to the series, and that Max feels truly have a place in SF5.

Max gives his opinion on why each of these picks are important to the game, and makes some pretty compelling arguments for each one. Hit the jump to see the video.

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Eric Jacobus performs Bob's moves from Tekken, and this might be his most impressive video yet

Stuntman Eric Jacobus continues to wow us with his "Tekken-iques" as he's called them. This time he dons a pair of familiar suspenders over a red shirt as he takes on the roll of the plump Bob Richards.

When Jacobus starts with the high-flying spin kicks, we're reminded of just how big of a walking contradiction Bob is, as his large size and nimble acrobatics don't seem to really go together.

While Jacobus' recreation here is quite amazing, we know there's still only one man with the size and acrobatics to truly pull off the roll of "Bob in real life." Click the image below to see a snippet from Jacobus' video.

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Click the jump below to see the full video.

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Tali XOXO's Street Fighter 5 Cammy cosplay... is... what were we saying?

A talented model and some talented photographers have come together to bring us some amazing Street Fighter 5 Cammy cosplay photographs.

Tali XOXO, a.k.a. Supertaunt, shows off her incredible SF5 Cammy costume, note that there are no camo leg markings, and she's absolutely nailed it.

Here is start of the gallery we've rounded up for you:

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Hit the jump for the rest of the gallery.

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Snake Eyez dives head first into Japanese culture, makes his way to an arcade and runs into a few surprises in episode three of Cultivation

Here in the West, it's easy to develop perceptions of Japan based on media exposure, but as RB|Snake Eyez quickly discovers, preconceptions rarely paint accurate pictures.

Episode three of Cultivation: House of Snake Eyez is here, and in it, Snake is finally able to immerse himself into the Japanese culture. From the food to the philosophy, Snake experiences a drastic change of pace from back home in Southern California.

After getting acquainted, Snake makes his way to an arcade to test his skill against the local competition. He's immediately impressed by the strong fighting game presence in the arcade, recalling days past wherein arcades flourished in America with a similar vigor.

How does he do against this local competition? Hit the jump to watch the episode and find out.

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'Since I started playing Super SF4, not a day has gone by where I haven't played it' - Matsuri talks fighting game origins, Street Fighter 5 and more

Note: This interview was conducted in Japanese and subsequently translated by the interviewer.

We're very committed here at EventHubs to bringing you as many interviews with top players as possible. As such, we've reached out to a bunch of top-level Japanese players that people outside of Japan might not be too personally familiar with.

Second up is perhaps the strongest woman in the world when it comes to Street Fighter, Matsuri. She's been raising her profile this year by competing in bigger tournaments, and even making it into the prestigious Topanga League.

In our interview, Matsuri talks her fighting game history, Street Fighter 5 prospects, desire to travel to more tournaments, being a woman fighting game player and more. Below, you'll find a snippet to get you started.

MajinTenshinhan: How long have you been playing fighting games?

Matsuri: I started playing fighting games during Super Street Fighter 4. I loved games in general a lot, but I'd never played a fighting game until then. But, since I started playing Super Street Fighter 4, not a day has gone by where I haven't played it.

Hit the jump to check out the rest of the interview.

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Street Fighter 5 steelbook edition announced for Europe, comes with 'all content from the game'

Another collector's edition of Street Fighter 5 has been unveiled, this time for Europe. Capcom has announced the day one steelbook edition, and it's set for a limited PlayStation 4 release.

This limited edition, much like it sounds, gives players the Street Fighter 5 game disc in a nifty steelbook case with Ryu on the cover. It is set to come equipped with "all content from the game," however, what that entails exactly -- as far as DLC goes -- is still to be determined.

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Pricing details have not been released, and whether or not we'll see the steelbook case edition ship stateside remains unknown. If you want something more than just the steel case, though, you can pick up GameStop's exclusive bundle that includes a Mad Catz Chun-Li TE2 fightstick.

Source: GameSpot. Sent in by sic and Redgouf.

Andy Bogard confirmed playable in King of Fighters 14

A brand new King of Fighters 14 teaser trailer has been released by SNK Playmore.

Today, Andy Bogard is confirmed as the next playable character to enter the ring. The trailer shows a quick glimpse of what he can do, giving us a look at his fireball, elbow strike, and trademark leaping kick.

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You can check out the official trailer below.

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EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 41-50 - top players, pundits weigh in this year

EventHubs 2015 top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players 41-50 - top players, pundits weigh in this year

2015 is almost at a close, and we're running our top 50 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player list again — but this time with a change.

Instead of just EventHubs staff nominating and voting for players, we invited top players and pundits in the community to vote on which competitors should be in the top 50, and offer up their scores.

In this story, you can find a complete panel list, along with the rules for panel members.

This year's top placer came down to an extremely close 'photo finish', and was the most closely contested spot for the best UMvC3 player around we've ever had.

The start of the top 50 UMvC3 list kicks off today with 50-41 placements, and we'll be running ten people per day, finishing up on Friday. Hit the jump to view it.

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Momochi and Daigo remind us of why they're amongst the best in the world in these Topanga day 12 highlights

The final day of Topanga A League is now over. We have our final highlights post to bring to you, and it's got a lot of crazy moments.

When you try to use Dive Kicks on Kazunoko

YBK|Dashio made a surprise switch to Decapre today when he played Kazunoko and his top tier Yun.

Despite a comfortable life lead, in the first round of their fourth match, Dashio was not able to close out the round.

Kaz lands a series of attacks, and then backs off to see what his opponent will do. An EX air drill from Dashio is met with an incredible reaction to close out the round.

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Big discounts on consoles, Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat X and more; check out these Black Friday deals from around the net

Some of us will be quietly digesting our Thanksgiving feasts come Thursday evening, and starting in on leftovers Friday morning, but for those of you that are into the chaos and excitement of Black Friday shopping, we've got some deals for you.

Kicking things off, Nintendo is releasing a special Wii U bundle in which you can get both Super Smash Bros. and Splatoon with your brand new 32GB Wii U, and the whole thing only costs $249.

The idea here is to give you a general idea of what you'll find if you choose to go out on Black Friday. Hit the jump to see what we've found for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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R. Mika V-Trigger is terrifying... and so is her Crush Counter... and her normals...

YouTube team TeaMandem is back with the third installment in their Street Fighter 5 combo primer series. Thus far, we've seen excellent videos for both Nash and Cammy, and today we're getting a closer look at R. Mika.

Regarded as one of, if not the, strongest characters in the current state of SF5, Mika's mix ups, damage output and versatile V-Trigger make her fun to use, and a threat to play against.

TeaMandem covers plenty of Mika tech from the 1.05 beta. Take a look at this saucy reset:

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You'll find the full video after the jump.

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This guy got his dad to reenact the win poses from Street Fighter 2, and his Dhalsim dance is top tier

A Los Angeles comedian by the name of Nick Luciano has decided to let his dad do all the work.

In a series of videos, Nick has gotten his father to reenact win poses and/or taunts from various fighting game casts. Today he runs through most of the characters in Street Fighter 2.

Nick's dad surely wins the "trying your best" award, even if not all of his impersonations are spot on. This doesn't reign true however, for Mr. Luciano's Dhalsim dance. Perhaps the most elaborate of the poses, Nick's dad really puts his heart into this one:

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Enter the minds of Tokido and Fuudo at their best; Analyze This! breaks down one of the greatest sets of 2015: Canada Cup Grand Finals

It was an incredibly stacked tournament, most likely because of its position as the final point-awarding event of the 2015 Capcom Pro Tour, and the Grand Finals of Canada Cup this year was a set for the USF4 history books.

The final two competitors were RZR|Fuudo and MCZ|Tokido, and they both played simply out of their minds.

Jay Rego continues his Analyze This! series by breaking down this epic set, one decision at a time. He explains what each competitor is likely thinking, and how each move sets up several others for the future.

Thus far, Rego has finished the first game of the set, and you can take a look at it after the jump.

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Capcom plans to support Street Fighter 5 for at least five years, Ono says; could rival Ultra Street Fighter 4's roster number by then

Eurogamer recently conducted a jam-packed interview with Street Fighter producer, Yoshinori Ono, and Capcom's director of brand marketing and eSports, Matt Dhalgren. In it, the Capcom representatives discussed microtransactions, the lack of a Street Fighter 5 arcade release, and much more.

One of the very interesting bits of information that may have fallen to the wayside involves Capcom's long-term plans to support Street Fighter 5. According to Ono, we can expect at least five years of new content and characters if things bode well come launch time.

"A lot of it will depend on once the game's out in the wild, and if the model we make comes to fruition and I can be proven right about it being the right choice," Ono explains. "Simple maths suggests it'd take five years to get to the roster of [Ultra] Street Fighter 4, and we want to keep the game going for that amount of time.

"We want to support it as long as we can, we honestly will have to see - we don't know anymore than anyone else does how it's going to turn out next February, once we do this completely new way of doing things."

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Shadow Jago will be released next month, upcoming Killer Instinct updates will add lockout timer, 'Punishment,' and more

Killer Instinct season 3 is slated for an early 2016 release, and though Microsoft and Iron Galaxy haven't divulged much on the upcoming content, today we get a glimpse of what's still to come in season 2.

Firstly, the new and improved Shadow Jago now has a release window. "We’re coming up fast on December, and if you recall we mentioned that Shadow Jago would release with his own moveset by the end of the year," Rukari writes in an official Ultra-Combo blog post. "We can tell you one thing for sure. Shadow Jago will release in December. The exact date will be announced at a later time. Not too late, though, promise."

What's even more exciting is that a live stream that gives a closer look at Shago before release is currently in the works, so we might be seeing him even sooner than expected.

Also on the way is update 2.12; this will make changes to the game's UI in preparation of Killer Instinct season 3. More indicators are being added throughout matches to help players, spectators, and commentators better identify what's going on exactly. For example, the combo breaker strength message.

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