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Five features Street Fighter 5 must have to be successful

Before we get into this there's something I'd like to set straight right away. This is an opinion so please keep that in mind while you're reading and discussing/debating. Thank you.

Our friends over at Denkiphile have compiled a list of things that they feel are musts if SF5 is to flourish to its full potential. There's a lot of speculation as to how the new game will run and what the mechanics will be like. From super combos to red focus, every iteration of Street Fighter has seen some kind of new addition in its game play.

The first necessary addition to SF5 on Denkiphile's is:

Some Characters from Street Fighter II:

"This is one of the key things that made Street Fighter IV so appealing – the return of the original eight world warriors alongside. Let’s not forget the abysmal popularity of Street Fighter III. Hell, a lot of people didn’t even know it existed! It is crucial to include a portion of the cast as to not alienate age-old fans once again. However, that was also one of the biggest disappointments with Street Fighter IV – the reliance on these characters to bring back the old fans. Think about how many brand new characters Street Fighter IV brought into the franchise.

There were only five originally: Abel, C. Viper, El Fuerte, and Rufus. Seth wasn’t even playable in the beginning! I would like to think that Street Fighter IV was only the beginning and set the stage for Street Fighter V. It provided the series a chance to be in the spotlight again and take some more risks by bringing in new, interesting characters. If the game again includes all the Street Fighter II characters, that would essentially make Street Fighter V a next-gen Street Fighter IV. I’m risking a hemorrhage just from thinking about that."

Hit the jump to see the whole list and a more in-depth look at the reason that we found most enticing.

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Riptor concept art revealed, gameplay trailer date set for KI's next sharp newcomer - new costumes feature Santa TJ, Reindeer Sabrewulf and more

Riptor was teased at the end of the latest Killer Instinct character, Kan-Ra's, reveal trailer, and while we've heard a bit about her since then, we haven't seen too much, until now.

Today, the official concept art for Riptor was revealed, including pictures of some upcoming holiday costumes for other characters. Not only that, but a date next week was set for Riptor's reveal trailer to go live.

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Jab into ultra, anti-air-tatsu super, amazing combos and reads - French Balrog player Pacheco has it all in this highlight reel

If you're anything like me, you don't really know who Pacheco is. Thanks to this video, however, it's now a name I will not be forgetting anytime soon.

While Balrog is a pretty straightforward character, I'm sure we've all experienced moments where we've been wowed by fantastic play from EG|PR Balrog. Perhaps this highlight reel will wow you in similar ways, as the french Balrog master puts everything out there in amazing display throughout these matches, including a combo ending in a standing jab into Ultra 1.

Curious? Look no further than after the jump.

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The RunbizzZack! 1.5 results feat. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct

The RunbizzZack! 1.5 results feat. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive..

The Super Arcade crew is back again tonight with another installment of their new weekly event, The RunbizzZack!

Games on the docket for this event include Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Killer Instinct.

As always, if you'd like to follow along with the action, be sure to head over to Super Arcade's Challonge page. You can find last week's results here.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream.

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Trish's true value in UMvC3 brought forth by optimised assists - This combo video shows what the She-Devil is capable of

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has been out for over 3 years now, and as such most characters' options are fairly well-known. While this video won't make you believe that Trish is a damage powerhouse, it shows that she has a lot more strength when paired with the right assists.

This combo video shows a lot of different partners for Trish, so if you've been longing to make a team with her in it, you'll hopefully find something that fits your particular team within all of these combos. You can find the action right below.

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Regular Psycho Sting into Ultra 2 on poor Hugo - Who needs meter when you have Decapre?

There's no shortage of new tech coming out every week for the lovely Russian Ultra Street Fighter 4 newcomer Decapre, and honestly, it doesn't look like it's going to stop anytime soon, either.

The latest interesting video we've seen shows Decapre able to land her anti-air Ultra 2 on Hugo after a regular Psycho Sting - no meter needed. Look right below if you don't believe us.

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When mountains collide - Justin Wong and Andreas fight it out to prove who's the best Rufus in this first-to-3 offstream match from Red Fight District

If you thought that America was the only place with strong Rufus play, you'd best think again. Englishman Andreas has been showing his fellow Europeans what's what for years now, and in this off-stream first-to-3 set from Red Fight District, which took place in Amsterdam earlier this fall, he goes up against one of America's premiere Rufus players, EG|Justin Wong.

The Rufus mirror isn't something you see all too often without the EG tag attached to both players, so it's exciting to see a somewhat different style of Rufus take on Justin. Which of these two beasts comes out on top? You can find the match right below and find out.

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PC mods: Link with useable Master Sword, bunny suit Poison, Cyber Akuma, Shao Kahn, and more in USF4/SFxT

A fresh batch of Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter X Tekken PC mod footage was recently uploaded onto the PC Best Mods YouTube channel, and the videos we share with you tonight feature some truly amazing alternate costumes.

For starters, we get to see the hero of Hyrule, Link, battling it out in USF4. Not only does this mod look incredible, but he even has the ability to pick up the Master Sword and use it in battle!

Additionally, we get to see Cyber Akuma and Mortal Kombat's Shao Kahn in the latest Street Fighter 4 installment, along with Poison wearing a bunny suit and Christie in a prison get-up in Street Fighter X Tekken.

You can find a handful of screenshots showing these mods in all of their glory, but be sure to hit the jump to see them in action.


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PR Balrog: I feel like I'm still learning how to be a pro player, but I'll reach my prime soon - amazing mini-documentary follows one of EG's best

Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez is a household name in the fighting game community. He's one of the most accomplished and talented players in the business, and his sponsor, Evil Geniuses, alongside Monster Energy Drinks, has put together an excellent mini-documentary that follows PR Rog's trip to EVO 2014 and shares a bit of his humble origins.

We learn how Eduardo got his start in gaming, hear from his incredibly insightful parents, and we're even granted quite a bit of behind-the-scenes footage of the EG boys during their training sessions.

At one point in the documentary, Perez mentions that he feels he is still learning how to become a pro player. "Right now, I feel like I'm still learning, myself, how to train how to be a pro player," Eduardo explains. "So, I feel that after I learn, I might be able to get that win. I'm still in the learning process, but I feel like I'm going to reach my prime soon."

This video is 18 minutes well spent. It's a must-watch for anyone who is a fan of PR Rog, the fighting game community, or for aspiring players who also have a strong competitive spirit.

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Next Level Battle Circuit #100 results feat. Smug, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly, Zeus, RayRay, Flux, and more - $1,000 pot bonus

Next Level Battle Circuit #100 results feat. Smug, K-Brad, Sanford Kelly, Zeus, RayRay, Flux, and more - $1,000 pot bonus Updated: Results and a stream archive have been added to the story.

Earlier: It's Wednesday afternoon, so it's time for some great fighting game action from The Next Level in Brooklyn, New York.

Tonight marks the 100th installment of the NLBC weekly, and to celebrate, we'll be seeing Ultra Street Fighter 4 played, along with the return of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Additionally, there will be a guaranteed $1,000 pot bonus thrown into the mix tonight.

Brackets are available on The Next Level Challonge site, and results for last week's tournament are posted here.

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Updated: Full list of patch notes for Killer Instinct 2.2 update added

Updated: The full list of patch notes for the Killer Instinct 2.2 update have been added to this story.

Earlier: The folks over at Iron Galaxy Studios are running their Tender Moments stream once again today. This broadcast -- much like streams of the past -- will feature quite a bit of Killer Instinct season 2 footage.

We can expect to see some of the balance changes set to be included in Killer Instinct season 2's upcoming update discussed, that which will include Riptor and Story Mode. Additionally, the IGS team will offer tips on how to defeat Kan-Ra in the current version of the game.

You can check out the live stream below.

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So many Rocket Punches... Watch RayRay's Sentinel score insane comebacks on ComboFiend, ChrisG, Yipes, and more in UMvC3

Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5 have been the talk of the town as of late, but we wanted to remind folks that there are some truly lethal players out there in other games, such as Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Because of this, we share with you a compilation of clips sent to us earlier today that features a number of incredible comebacks made by CTRL|RayRay.

What's most impressive about these comebacks is the fact that RayRay isn't making them with a full squad of characters. Oh no! Ray battles back from the brink of KO in all of these clips using only his Sentinel.

You'll see a variety of top-level players fall at the mechanical hands of RayRay's Sentinel here, including ComboFiend, NYChrisG, IFC Yipes, and many others.

For some quality UMvC3 madness, be sure to check out the video below.

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Ultra Street Fighter 4 Omega Mode streaming live from Meltdown London

Capcom UK and Unequalled Media are teaming up today in order to bring us another stream showing off Ultra Street Fighter 4's upcoming Omega Mode.

The stream is broadcasting live from Meltdown London, and we can expect to see about two hours of quality Omega footage.

Hit the jump to check out the live video feed.

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Stop missing out on damage! Bafael releases a fantastic guide about optimizing Poison in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Are you jumping to what seems most natural when playing Poison? It's easy to assume that crouching, heavy punch is the best anti-air option, but Bafael shows that there are better. In fact, he ends up correcting plenty of bad Poison habits he sees players making.

For example, did you know that close short is the only light normal Poison has that links into crouch fierce a two frame link into far medium kick? It also chains from crouch short, so it's a true block string.

This is just a smidgen of information included in both the video and written tutorial included with Bafael's comprehensive footage. If you've ever wanted to take your Poison to the next level, his guide is absolutely crucial.

Watch the video below to get started.

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Updated: Harada says Tekken 7's Lucky Chloe will not be coming to U.S., game designer feels he's trolling for publicity

Update: Despite more Tweets from Harada questioning Chloe's stateside release, Michael Murray, a game designer for Namco Bandai, has stated that Harada is only "trolling".

A loud minority in the gaming community has made the news and caused change for all the wrong reasons. Due to Western backlash over Tekken 7's newest character, "Lucky Chloe" might never see Western shores.

The character uniquely dons a somewhat cutesy, pink jacket that includes paws. Her headphones seem to mirror those of Super Sonico, a popular mascot character for software company Nitroplus. Despite Tekken housing some of the most wild and outlandish characters in fighting games, some fans were not afraid to take to their favorite place to sound off about how their Tekken 7 experience has been ruined by her existence: the internet.

Read below to find out Harada's response and to get his thoughts on what the stereotypical Western fan wants in their fighting game.

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