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New Street Fighter 5 trailer featuring M. Bison

M. Bison was just revealed officially for Street Fighter 5.

The official announcement was made by IGN, and you can find the trailer after the jump.

Below, you can find a bunch of images taken from the trailer, and get a good feel for the latest iteration of Street Fighter's main baddie, M. Bison. {% load imagegallery_extras %} {% do_story_gallery 23 0 as gallery23 %} {{gallery23.showgallery}} If that wasn't enough to whet your appetite, here's his Super from the trailer in gif form, courtesy of EventHubs' very own Velociraptor.

The trailer can be found right below.

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Ono hints the next Street Fighter 5 character is someone we haven't seen in a while, also shows alternate Chun-Li color

Some Street Fighter fans were slightly disappointed when the end of M. Bison's trailer didn't tease the next character for Street Fighter 5. While this makes sense with E3 right around the corner, fans still wanted something to get excited about.

Well, here's your tease. The next character reveal likely won't be coming from Street Fighter 4 according to a recent Tweet from Street Fighter 5's producer, Yoshinori Ono. In it, he states that the new character is someone we haven't seen for a while.

That knocks out a ton of options, and leads into the hype of looking at other Street Fighter Alpha characters or Street Fighter 3 characters making an appearance. It might even mean the release of a fighter from the first game.

Also, in Ono fashion, he has released an off-screen picture of Street Fighter 5 showing Chun-Li, who appears to be sporting purple, and Bison.

Check out the image below, then let us know who you think will be joining the roster next.

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'Street Fighter IV is a garish, sloppy eyesore with sub-par animation' - artist Blake Reynolds discusses video games' departure from pixel art

Before we even start, there's an easy trap to fall into here and I want to clarify things right away so as to avoid it. This article does not argue that lower resolution or 2D graphics are superior to their high-res 3D counterparts, or that Street Fighter 3 has better art simply because it is "pixelated." Moving on...

Blake Reynolds, an artist who works for Dinofarm Games, has written a thoughtful piece that touches on the evolution of video game art over the years. Specifically, he examines how we've gone from "pixelated" and two dimensional to our beloved 1080p in three dimensions.

Reynolds attempts to topple the somewhat ignorant and popular generalization that "pixelated art is behind the times and ultimately, not as impressive as higher-res art." He takes a look at these animations of Chun-Li from Third Strike and Street Fighter 4:


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He goes on to state "SFIII’s animation is orders of magnitude better than SFIV’s. It’s not even close..." hit the jump to see his argument, and to get a better understanding of the incredible process that is pixel art.

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Maximilian pays it forward to a fellow streamer in need with a surprise $6,000 donation

As one of the most popular streamers in the fighting game community, Maximilian has contributed hours upon hours of work generating a wide variety of video game content for our enjoyment.

Though we don't know the exact details, streamer Cleverfoxsol has fallen into difficult times. As Max states in his video, "life happens," and regardless of which of the wide variety of issues that may be afflicting Cleverfoxsol at the moment, it's heartwarming to see the community catch its own when they fall.

During one of Cleverfoxsol's live streams, Max and Benny send two $500 donations followed by a whopping $5,000 donation. With a shaky voice, Clever reacts yelling "I can't take that!" in emotionally-charged disbelief.

You may have read about the recent Smash streamer donation in which the Smash community raised over four thousand dollars to send as relief to the victims in the recent Nepalese earthquake.

As with any large group, we certainly participate in our fair share of drama, smack talk and negativity, but gracious actions like these and a familial attitude makes the FGC a community we can be proud to be a part of.

Hit the jump to see Max's donation video, which includes Cleverfoxsol's initial reaction as he receives it.

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Another terrible theft hits the FGC - PandaxGaming's stream equipment reported stolen after Texas Showdown

Updated: If you'd like to donate to help PxG out, you can do so at this GoFundMe page.

Earlier: Just last month, the Mad Catz team suffered a devastating theft in which community manager Mark "MarkMan" Julio's car was broken into after Northwest Majors 7. This weekend, another prominent fighting game community member was targeted.

PandaxGaming -- known best for running 24-hour Ultra Street Fighter 4 lobbies and online events -- handled streaming duties alongside Level|Up this past weekend at Texas Showdown. Shortly after the event's conclusion, the official PxG Twitter account reported that all of the team's streaming equipment was stolen by way of another vehicular breaking and entering.

The official PxG Twitter account tweeted:

Please rt this. Some scumbag broke into my car and stole all of my equipment. If you know ANYTHING tell me.


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According to the follow up tweets, it is currently suspected that the theft came at the hands of a FGC member, although that has not yet been confirmed. A police report has been filed, and although much was taken in the incident, PxG assures that not everything is gone.

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Stunfest 2015 early results, streams: Daigo, Momochi, Xian, Bonchan, Luffy, Ryan Hart, Infiltration, Kazunoko, GamerBee, Tokido, Fuudo, Mago & Poongko

Updated: Day 1 results have been added to this story.

Earlier: A new premiere event is upon us, and this time it's Stunfest, taking place in Rennes, France. Most of Europe's heavy hitters will be in attendance, but that's not all - there's a huge influx of Asian players looking to grab that Capcom Cup spot and the prize money for themselves.

At the event, you can expect to see MCZ|Daigo, EG|Momochi, RZR|Xian, Bonchan, MD|Luffy, Ryan Hart, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Mago, /r/Kappa|Poongko, D44|BAS, GL|Valmaster, Rize|Pro Fluke, Gagapa, YBK|Santarouman, /r/Kappa|Ebi, Eita, RF, BX3|Veggey and more.

As for games, you can expect to see not only Ultra Street Fighter 4, but also Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, King of Fighters 13, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend, Soul Calibur 5, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Capcom vs. SNK 2 and Breakers Revenge.

Ultra Street Fighter 4 will of course be streamed on CapcomFighters. The English language stream for the rest of the event is being handled by ArmsHouse.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Mortal Kombat X patch adds balance changes, ping accuracy, ranked connection rejections and more

A patch for Mortal Kombat X on the PlayStation 4 is set to drop within the next few hours, and it offers a whole host of changes and improvements. A patch for the Xbox One is said to be dropping "soon."

There has been no word on when this update will be released for PC gamers.

Online players will be happy to know that higher ping accuracy will be included in this release, along with the ability to reject people in ranked match if their connection is too awful.

Today's update comes in at a nearly 4GB file size. From the looks of it, players on PlayStation 4 can already begin downloading it.

There are a considerable amount of balance changes as well, and you can find it all below.

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Sony confirms Ultra Street Fighter 4 on PS4 will support PS3 arcade sticks, releases another trailer

When Ultra Street Fighter 4 was announced for PS4, some fans felt worried that they'd have to go and buy a new arcade stick to transfer over to the new version. If any of you were worrying, you can let out a sigh of relief. Sony has just confirmed the PS4 version will be backwards compatible with PS3 arcade sticks. This is great news. It means many of us will be able to pick up the game on day one, plug in our original arcade sticks, and enjoy the fun.

According to GameSpot, it will use the drivers created by Skullgirls developer Lab Zero. Ultra Street Fighter 4 for PS4 is due out on May 26th.

Check out the new trailer released by Sony below.

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Toryuken 4 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, RayRay, K-Brad, KDZ, KaneBlueRiver, Noel Brown, REO, Pimpimjim & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Earlier: This weekend, Toronto will be ablaze with action as Toryuken 4 is taking place.

The tournament will feature tournaments in Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Killer Instinct, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

At the event, you can expect to see Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, CTRL|RayRay, EG|K-Brad, EMP|KDZ, BE|KaneBlueRiver, UVG|Noel Brown, REO, GGA|Pimpimjim and more. Streaming duties will be handled by Toronto Top Tiers and Toronto Top Tiers 2.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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Luffy and Santarou call off $10,000 money match

It seems as though the high stakes money match between MD|Luffy and YBK|Santarou at Stunfest will no longer be happening after all.

On Twitter today, the EVO champion responded to Kayane's question about the match with this: For those of us who don't speak French, the conversation roughly translates to:

"What day and what time is your challenge against Santarou?"

"It will not happen."

When asked why via other tweets, Luffy responded "It is illegal and risky for such a sum."

We're not sure exactly when this decision was reached but, as of now, it looks like the $10,000 bout will no longer be happening.

Thank you to pewny for the tip.

Mortal Kombat creator can't 'de-confirm' more DLC characters in MKX, we may be seeing another kombat pack in the future

Mortal Kombat X is in the midst of its first Kombat Pack release -- a DLC option that grants players early access to four new fighters, costumes, and more. Although we already know that Jason Voorhees, Tanya, Tremor, and Predator are the first four downloadable characters to enter the Mortal Kombat universe, we're still left wondering if NetherRealm Studios has intentions to release even more fighters after the aforementioned characters become available.

One Twitter user asked Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon over on Twitter yesterday if he could "de-confirm" plans for another Kombat Pack in the future. He could not...

Judging by his response, there's a chance we may be seeing more DLC fighters added to Mortal Kombat X down the line. This wouldn't come as a surprise, considering that NRS first released four DLC characters in the Injustice: Gods Among Us season pack with two more fighters being added afterward.

If I had to guess which characters we'd see as DLC in Mortal Kombat X, I'd say Rain, Sindel, and Baraka have a good chance.

Check out Ed Boon's tweet below.

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Can there be only one? Justin Pottle examines the tension in the Super Smash realm as Melee and Smash 4 attempt to coexist

It's not completely unheard of, but it's rare to find that an earlier title in a competitive gaming franchise maintains popularity for long, if at all, once a newer title is released.

Super Smash Bros. Melee is a rare exception to this rule. The 14 year old game has survived the release of Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and despite losing tournament support for a full year from 2008-09, Melee somehow fought through and now maintains its role as most popular title in the series.

Now in 2015, a new challenger approaches in the form of Smash 4, and it's formidable. In a recent article, Justin Pottle looks at the impact Smash 4 has had since its release earlier this year, and tries to assess whatt that means for Melee's future.

"... less than a year into the newest generation of Smash, a rift within the community between the Smash 4 avant-garde and Melee traditionalists is deep and getting deeper. What competitive Smash ought to and will look like going forward—united, divided, or doomed altogether—remains unclear."

Hit the jump to read more.

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Street Fighter 5 trailer comparison shows the latest build looking on the bright side

After watching Bison's reveal trailer, EventHubs user Hansel_G decided to compare and contrast the look of Charlie now and how he looked in his own reveal trailer. Surely enough, the latest trailer shows that the development team is still tweaking the lighting and graphics.

When Charlie's trailer was released, many fans noticed that the lighting and colors had become brighter and more vibrant. It seems like that trend continues in the latest one. Check out the images to compare, then let us know in the comments if you're digging this direction or if you'd prefer the characters to look darker.
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Nemo lists top 5 characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4 in his opinion; feels Yun is hard to win with consistently

Nemo lists top 5 characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4 in his opinion; feels Yun is hard to win with consistently

BE|Nemo listed off the top 5 characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4, in his opinion.

Nemo is regarded as one of the best fighting game players, ever, and he said if he had a gun to his head, these are the five he'd say.

• Ken
• Evil Ryu
• Seth
• Rolento
• Elena

He added some specific notes for these fighters, including a few who didn't make his personal top 5 that people often declare are strong, like Yun and Ibuki.

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Taunting is only cool if you don't get knocked out while doing it; check out 'Skill Not Included,' a comical collection of Third Strike bloopers

EPsilon933 has compiled a few of their most ridiculous moments whilst playing Third Strike online.

Just after watching a few replays, it's become pretty apparent that EPsilon is the type of player who will repeat the same move or gimmick just to get into an opponent's head. The outcomes vary, but sometimes work in a hilarious fashion.

Then again, sometimes such an approach will simply make you look like a fool. Take a look at these clips below as examples:


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You can see the video after the jump.

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