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Ono on sexual content in Street Fighter 5: We may be making more adjustments going forward

The very sexy alternative costumes in Street Fighter 5 have been well documented, but it's possible you still may see some adjustments to how the game looks going forward.

Capcom has worked with the ESRB to maintain a Teen rating, and it sounds like they may be revisiting some of the game's visuals to tone them down again — if needs be.

Speaking with GameSpot, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono was asked about criticisms from some that the characters were unnecessarily sexualized.

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'I personally don't like [Street Fighter 5] as of right now... it looks really boring' - NuckleDu discusses SF5, SF4 and more with BornFree

A contender for the best Street Fighter 4 player in America, Liquid|NuckleDu's resume over the past few years has been nothing short of impressive.

Combine skill, youth and just the right amount of cockiness, and it seems the result is a charismatic fan favorite that the community can't get enough of.

BornFree was able to sit down with Du at the recent King of New York USF4 tournament, and get him to open up on his feelings towards Street Fighter 4's final chapter, Street Fighter 5's upcoming arrival and, of course, his infamous taunting sprees.

Street Fighter 5 hasn't sparked much interest in the young player, as he reveals that it actually bores him more than anything right now. He very clearly states that we're still in the pre-release for the game, and things will likely change in coming weeks.

Du opens up quite a bit in this interview, giving us new insights into the mind of this usually quiet contender. You'll see their discussion below.

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Full length CG trailer for Street Fighter 5

Capcom released the official full length CG trailer for Street Fighter 5 this morning.

It's close to three minutes long and has never before seen footage.

It features animated sequences for all 16 characters from the initial roster, and even offers some hints as to what roles they will play in the upcoming story.

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Alex joins Street Fighter 5 in March, PS4 version of Street Fighter 5 will support PS3 controllers and sticks

Today, we contacted Capcom regarding rumors going around about Street Fighter 5, its DLC plans, and whether PS3 controllers would be compatible with the upcoming PS4 game.

Just recently, Capcom got back to us with the following quote:

We can confirm that Alex will be the first DLC character and will be available in March and the final version of Street Fighter V (PS4) will be compatible with PS3 controllers.

The current theory seems to be that since Alex is the leftmost character of the silhouettes Capcom showed us at Capcom Cup back in December (in case you've missed these, you can find them after the jump), that the release order after him would be Guile, Balrog, Ibuki, Juri and then finally Urien, but what do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Most people that are complaining about Street Fighter 5 right now simply don't understand it; Alex Valle joins Best of 3

This week's Best of 3 news broadcast welcomed one of the forefathers of the American FGC, Mr. LU|Alex Valle.

A player, innovator and tournament organizer, Valle has been a major figure in the community since its inception. As such, he knows a thing or two when it comes to crossing such precipices as the one we find ourselves at right now with Street Fighter 5.

Valle gives his input on the direction of the FGC as he discusses such topics as the EVO line up, keeping Wednesday Night Fights up to date, Street Fighter 5 and more.

He specifically warns that much of the public opinion we've been hearing about SF5 is coming from players who don't really understand the game. In a statement about those who would feel they've already found major problems with the game or its characters he says,

"Most people aren't on Infiltration's level, most people aren't at top 100 at EVO level. All they see right now is what's easy to win with."

Mr. Street Fighter goes on to elaborate on the topic, as well as give a ton of insight on plenty of others. Hit the jump to see this week's BO3 broadcast.

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DLC characters will cost about $6 apiece in Street Fighter 5, premium costumes will be around $4

Approximate prices for an individual DLC character in Street Fighter 5 were recently given out by Capcom's Matt Dahlgren.

Speaking with Venture Beat, Dahlgren said that individual characters will cost around $6 USD (600 zenny) and premium costumes will run about $4 USD (400 zenny) apiece.

You can compare this with the season pass of Street Fighter 5, which includes all 6 initial DLC characters and a premium costume for each of those fighters, priced at $29.99 USD.

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Updated: Connection setting explained in Street Fighter 5 beta, closed test 4 now live

Updated: Capcom explained how Street Fighter 5's online match making works, specifically what each of the connection settings means.

Any: All regions, the default setting. This is reportedly why some people are saying the netcode is worse in this beta, as they're being matched with people all over the globe.

3-5: Capcom stated this is the most balanced experience in terms of match making, which will match you with half the world, while maintaining a reasonable connection.

4-5: For players who want even better connections, you can select this option, and it will limit your match making to your quadrant only.

Here are a few images to help you find the setting and adjust it.

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Note that when adjusting the connection from the training menu, you need to click "Apply Settings" to have your configuration take effect.

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If we only focus on hardcore player feedback, it would lock Street Fighter 5 off from other people says Ono

Talking about the rigors of game design and the decisions that are be made, Capcom's Yoshinori Ono said that if they only listened to hardcore player feedback, it would lock out other people from having as strong of an experience in Street Fighter 5.

"With Street Fighter 5, we've been keen to not just take on board very specific details from the hardcore players that give us a lot of information about very mechanical, very in-depth parts of the game," Ono told Redbull eSports.

"We are not making a game that appeals only to the hardcore players and the professionals.

"Their kind of feedback is obviously important, though, and we're never going to start ignoring that," he said.

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Dahlgren: With Street Fighter 5's launch, I believe you'll see more pad players than stick users initially

Capcom feels there will be a changing of the guard initially when Street Fighter 5 drops on Feb. 16, 2016.

"Since Street Fighter comes from an arcade heritage, a lot of people have this general belief that arcade sticks are the premier way of playing," Capcom's Matt Dahlgren told Games Industry.

Luffy, Liquid|NuckleDu, RB|Snake Eyez, Wolfkrone and many others actually played on pad in the Street Fighter 4 series — and they all made great names for themselves at the highest of levels of competition while doing so.

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Check out Street Fighter 5's main theme: 'Survivor' by Man With a Mission

Why are there wolves in top hats in the banner? That's Man With a Mission, a Japanese rock band that has produced the official theme music for Street Fighter 5.

The title of the song is "Survivor," and it's a fast paced rock tune with a bit of electronica in the background. We can certainly picture an artistic Street Fighter game intro playing out to this song.

It's got some pretty big shoes to fill, recall Street Fighter 4's "Indestructible", but we're faithful that Capcom has chosen the right theme for the game.

Give it a listen by clicking here, then come back and let us know what you think. We're eager to hear your opinions on this one.

Sent in by YaNoob.

Mad Catz to release 37 percent of current workforce as they go through company-wide restructuring

Update: Mad Catz has announced that they are laying off 37% off their current staff in an effort to better the company's financial situation.

New Mad Catz CEO Karen McGinnis has released a statement on the matter:

"These changes will allow us to operate more effectively and help create an organization that is more agile, able to pursue growth and regain share in our core markets by simplifying our processes and reducing our operating costs, thus increasing our competitiveness and profitability without compromising the quality of our product offering.

This realignment of our resources will also enable us to better support strategic initiatives that will make our product slate more competitive, help us gain added consumer interest, and create sustainable shareholder value."

This comes after yesterday's news that former company CEO Darren Richardson had resigned along with two other higher ups from the business.

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Get your first look at Alex's new design in Street Fighter 5 - Capcom releases concept art of Alex, F.A.N.G.'s alternate and screenshot of Trials Mode

Update: This story has been updated with an image of F.A.N.G.'s alternate costume, a screenshot from trial mode and a translated version of the explanation for Street Fighter 5's Trial Mode.

At the Street Fighter 5 presentation last night or early this morning (depending on how you see it, and where you're from), Capcom surprised everyone by showing off a piece of concept art of Alex, the next newcomer.

While we have yet to see any in-game pictures of Street Fighter 5's first post-launch challenger, this'll show you what they were going for when designing him. Check it out below.


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Hit the jump to check out F.A.N.G.'s alternate costume and a screenshot showing Trials Mode, set to be launched in March.

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New Street Fighter 5 trailer teases Alex and showcases every launch character

A new Street Fighter 5 trailer was launched this morning on the Capcom Japan YouTube channel.

It goes through the full launch roster of the game, showing them off in detail, and at the very end you'll catch a glimpse of the first DLC character, set for March, Alex.

Hit the jump to check it out

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Akuma has a super meter in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution - New trailer and a bunch of new screenshots show characters in their new outfits

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has just received a new trailer, showing off Akuma in action, and displaying that he has a super meter he can use, much like in Street Fighter.

The trailer shows off a lot of the new fighter in action, as well as classic characters in new outfits. You can see images and the trailer below.

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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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