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Supers were considered 'cheap' and 'dumb' by many initially during the Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo era, how perceptions changed over time

History has a funny way of repeating itself.

When new mechanics are introduced to fighting games, especially well established titles — the response from some fans can range from very apprehensive — to outright refusal to switch over to the new title.

Back when Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo was released in February 1994, supers were considered by many to be a cheap or dumb thing Capcom put in the game, meant for weaker players to even the odds.

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New character skins, colors, Kim Wu gets a new move, and much more: Killer Instinct Definitive Edition, free Shadow Lords mode, and patch released

Today is a big day for Killer Instinct fans. Season 3's conclusion is upon us, and with it comes several large releases that will undoubtedly keep you playing for hours on end.

Firstly, Killer Instinct's newest mode, Shadow Lords, is now available. This feature allows you to battle through numerous matches on your quest to defeat Gargos and stop him from conquering the world. Players are able to pick up loot along the way that allows them to add power ups, harness the power of guardians, and more to help improve the chances of defeating Season 3's boss character.

In Shadow Lords, players can unlock the new Astral Plane stage, as well as new "Mimic" character skins. You can also obtain two new colors for Gargos by purchasing the Killer Instinct Definitive Edition.

This physical copy of the game includes everything ever released throughout all three of the game's seasons. This comes along with the new Shadow Lords mode, and runs for $39.99 USD.

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Lastly, the Killer Instinct 3.4 patch is officially live, which adds a plethora of balance changes, bug fixes, and even gives Kim Wu a new command normal. You can find the full list of patch notes after the jump.

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There's always bananas in the fruit stand... Street Fighter 5's new stage transitions are now live on PS4

Story updated with additional videos: We've added all of the stage transition KOs into this story.

While Urien doesn't seem to be playable just yet, stage transitions have been made available in Street Fighter 5.

This adds stage transitions - similar to the ones already seen in the Bustling Side Street stage - to Shadaloo Base, Hillside Plaza, Underground Arena, Forgotten Waterfall, Union Station, Kanzuki Estate, City in Chaos, Apprentice Alley and Lair of the Four Kings, for your enjoyment.

Check out the stage transitions in video form below.

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Brand new Urien footage in Street Fighter 5 also reveals easily the funniest stage transition we've seen yet

During a recent live stream from Capcom Japan we got to see more footage of the game's upcoming DLC character in all his Illuminati glory. Said glory was greatly reduced once we saw Urien crash into the hot dog stand on the far left part of the stage.

Something about wearing a giant hot dog on his head takes away from Urien's ominous presence:


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You can see the full bout in the video after the jump.

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ZeRo harassed by fellow player at Los Angeles Smash 4 event, security forced to step in

Gonazalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios' run at the 2GGT Abadango Saga Smash 4 tournament in Los Angeles last weekend would require he deal with opponents both in game and, surprisingly enough, in real life.

The top Smasher had a run in with an unruly fellow competitor that wound up escalating throughout the day. ZeRo took to his Twitter to share the situation with his followers as it began and progressed:

"Guy who would always say s*** in my comments showed up and MM'ed Me for 20. Two stocked him, called him free and said I don't want your $," began Barrios.

A short while later he tweeted out, "Same guy is now following me around the venue yelling stuff at me and bothering me People don't think things like this happen, so posting."

Things would eventually come to a head when security got involved. ZeRo shared a video of the escalating discussion between the player and security person.

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'Evil Nash' alternate costume reportedly found in Street Fighter 5's new update files; all 10 colors for Necalli's new outfit

People keep making discoveries in Street Fighter 5's latest patch files.

A new costume for Nash has reportedly been discovered in the September update by SFV Mods. As of right now, the alternate look is being called "Evil Nash," as there is no official description of it yet.

What we know so far is that this costume only has three colors for the time being, and is listed as costume 06 for Nash in the files.

Additionally, we get to see all 10 colors for Necalli's upcoming special alternate costume.

You can check out what Evil Nash looks like, as well as a handful of Necalli's colors, in the screenshots below. To see them in action, be sure to hit the jump.

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Street Fighter 5 top 100 character leaderboard stats: Alex & F.A.N.G don't make cut - Laura, M. Bison & Rashid with strong showings

We wanted to take a closer look at how the online scene is shaping up for character usage in Street Fighter 5.

Specifically how the top 100 players are doing and the characters they're representing atop the leaderboards.

Notable things from the list include Alex and F.A.N.G not making the cut at all, and Laura, M. Bison and Rashid having surprisingly strong showings, despite not seeing high placements in tier listings.

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New footage, images of Street Fighter 5 stage transitions and Urien alternate costumes revealed at Tokyo Game Show

With a new character and several long awaited features finally making it into Street Fighter 5, Capcom had quite a bit to show off this weekend at Tokyo Game Show.

During the event, Capcom held a quick Urien exhibition with Kazunoko that shows off Urien's alternate costumes, and also a couple of the new stage transitions in action.

Beyond that, a new post surfaced on the Japanese official blog that details the contents of the upcoming patch. and also has some footage of the stage transitions that we've yet to see.

Below you'll find a few of those screenshots to get you started. You can catch the stage transitions in action after the jump.

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Best of III has been cancelled; take a look back at the cast's favorite awkward, hilarious and heartwarming moments over the show's lifespan

The FGC was a bit shocked during Tuesdays' Best of III broadcast when host Efren Salinas announced that this would be the program's final airing.

While there are a handful of other regular FGC shows that discuss community news, BOIII was, in many ways, one of a kind. The varying perspectives brought in by Efren, Mike "Danke" Schiller, Steve "AceKingOffsuit" Jurek and myself almost always made for a colorful and well rounded analyses of the fighting game eSports climate.

Since the show has been cancelled, I went ahead and asked my fellow BOIII faces for their favorite or most memorable moments in the show's history. The best place to start, strangely enough, seems to be at the very end. Below you'll see the final moments of the final episode of Best of III.


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Urien's throw combos right into Aegis Reflector: If you think you're going to block his V-Trigger, prepare to get hit with combos and resets

Often times in Street Fighter, it's better to just eat a throw than it is to potentially whiff a tech and get punished with a big combo. This is even more prevalent due to the game's high damage output and characters' ability to shimmy.

Against Urien, though, this might not be the best bet.

During the WSO stream today, we learned that Urien can combo from his regular throw by using his Aegis Reflector V-Trigger.

This means that if he has a Reflector on screen, he can throw the opponent and have them bounce off after they hit the ground. Afterward, he can continue the combo.

Here's a confirm into Critical Art.


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What's it like when a room of 5,000 people get hype for an Injustice 2 tournament? This clip from the GameStop Expo is pretty amazing

At last week's GameStop Expo in Anaheim, California, WB and NetherRealm Studios had a spectacular presentation of their upcoming fighting title, Injustice 2.

During the GameStop Manager Show, a huge audience sat in to check out what the super hero brawler is all about. Luckily, attendees managed to capture footage of the event and the crowd.

Ed Boon noted on Twitter that the room contained roughly 5,000 people, and the clip that was shared by badsheepbeebee features the tournament portion of the presentation.

It's pretty amazing to see so many people getting hype for Injustice 2 this early in its development cycle. You can really feel the excitement from the crowd in this clip, and it sure as hell makes me wish I had attended that conference.

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In-game Daily Challenges slide gives us our first look at what to expect; Versus CPU currently live in Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter 5's latest update is available for download right now, but it won't go into full effect until the servers come back online around 7 p.m. tonight. Despite that, some of the new additions from the patch have already started trickling into the actual game.

We have already seen each of the new stage KOs / transitions, but there's a bit more that may have flown under the radar.

Street Fighter 5's new Versus CPU option is now up and running. If you'd like to take on computer controlled opponents at varying difficulty levels, now you can do so. The new feature also gives you the option to start on the player 2 side, if you're more comfortable fighting on the right side of the screen.

Additionally, upon starting the game after the update, players are being prompted with an in-game slide that explains how the new Daily Challenges will work once they're officially implemented. You can see the slide, along with some screenshots of Versus CPU below.

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Urien can loop four meterless headbutts in one combo; it does 371 damage, and it actually looks practical

TOOLASSISTED is back with some more interest Street Fighter 5 tech. Today, we learn that Urien has a meaty headbutt loop that can quickly tack on damage.

The idea here is to hit the medium punch version of headbutt so that it makes contact on the last active frames of the special move. If landed from the correct range, Urien can link a standing light punch from it, and that can be cancelled into another MP headbutt.

TOOLASSISTED put together a video showing that you can perform a total of four headbutts before the opponent becomes too close to be hit with another meaty. Though this combo can be difficult to set up due to finding the perfect range, it does deal 371 damage without the use of meter, which is a great pay off.

You can check out the combo in action below.

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Original Street Fighter movie made almost $100 million... err what?

The original Street Fighter movie was all kinds of garbage, but it was such campy goodness that it apparently was a mega hit, pulling in close to $100 million in revenue.

How this travesty could have happened is beyond me, but I'm actually not making this up. Check out the figures yourself.


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Judging from the Resident Evil series' numbers here, the real mistake wasn't the poor quality of the original Street Fighter film — it's the fact that Capcom didn't make a bunch of sequels...

Just to remind you how 'awesome' the original SF film is, we've included the trailer below.

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Street Fighter 5 PC mods: Juri is fresh out of the shower, Killer Instinct's Orchid prepares for battle

The Street Fighter 5 PC modding community continues to put out great work, and today we've got a couple of mods for you that have been making the rounds.

Today we've got a mod from Cammy made by OCZI that swaps her out with the likes of Killer Instinct's Orchid. We've also got a Juri mod from BrutalAce that makes it appear as though she didn't have quite enough time to be ready for a fistfight.

As always, be sure to check out the descriptions in the videos after the jump if you're interested in trying these mods for yourself. Here's a gallery to get you started:

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