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CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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Two Super Turbo side tournaments slated for EVO 2015; a mystery 'Japanese Grandmaster' to attend

The fighting game community passed another mile marker earlier this week with the first ever playable Street Fighter 5 experience at E3, but no matter how far we march into the future of competitive Street Fighter, it seems there will always be a reverence for our more humble beginnings.

Super Turbo die hard, Eugene "El Trouble" Lin, is running not one, but two Super Turbo tournaments at EVO this year. The first of these is a singles tourney on Friday the 17th, while the second is a 2v2 team tournament on the following day.

What's more, a Japanese Grandmaster has confirmed they will be at EVO for ST this year. We don't know who this mystery competitor is yet, but with ST legends like MCZ|Daigo Umehara already in attendance at EVO, there's sure to be some intense old school action.

Hit the jump for tournament details.

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Poll: Which old school Street Fighter title had the best balance?

A little ways back, we asked our users which version of Street Fighter 4 had the best balance, with Ultra Street Fighter 4 winning by a large margin.

Today we wanted to open up a new poll for every old school entry in the franchise, running from Street Fighter 2 (1991) all the way through Street Fighter 3 Third Strike (1999), to find out which version our readers thought had the best character balance overall.

The poll includes all major releases from Capcom in the Street Fighter series, before SF4, but doesn't include the Vs. or EX titles.

You can find the early results below, along with a spot where you can cast your vote.

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Find out about all of Bison's Tuesdays in the latest The World Warriors episode by Capcom

Kazumi revealed for Tekken 7

Are you hype for Bison in Street Fighter 5? To further your excitement, Capcom UK has released another one of its excellent The World Warriors episodes, this time focusing on Street Fighter's most iconic villain.

While most characters in the SF universe have some interaction with the head of Shadaloo, some of his own motivations and ideas may be lost in their stories–or not; Bison's motives are about as deep as any 1990s cartoon antagonist.

That doesn't make him any less fun, however, as his obsession with capturing Ryu's body leads to an enjoyable enough story.

To watch the history of M. Bison, check out the video below.

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

Updated: Day 2 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, FA|Ryan Hart, /r/Kappa|Infiltration, Kazunoko, AvM|GamerBee, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MCZ|Mago, /r/Kappa|Poongko, D44|BAS, GL|Valmaster, IND|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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A chance to work for Shadowloo, a glorious music career, and tons of air kicks: Learn all about Dee Jay in The World Warriors ep. 5

Capcom UK continues their World Warriors series -- a series in which the back-story of Street Fighter characters is detailed -- with episode 5. Today's installment focuses on everyone's favorite kickboxing musician, Dee Jay.

Not only are we walked through Dee Jay's story and motivation for fighting across each Street Fighter title he appeared in, but we're also given interesting facts about him. Did you know that Dee Jay is one of the few characters designed by an American artist? Neither did I!

What makes this video even better is the fact that there are bits of gameplay footage scattered throughout that sometimes show off interesting combos and/or useful techniques.

If you find yourself wondering how Dee Jay fits into Street Fighter lore or just want to know more about him, be sure to catch episode 5 of The World Warriors below.

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Who's Sarah? What happened to Cammy and Ryu's kicks? Dhalsim's stage had a window? Street Fighter 2 mysteries from The Cutting Room Floor

"For every mystery, there is someone, somewhere, who knows the truth. Perhaps that someone is watching. Perhaps... it's you!"

Or perhaps not. Putting Robert Stack aside for a moment, all sorts of interesting things have surfaced when people have taken a closer look at the files from the Street Fighter 2 series.

While not all of these things are mysteries — and some have clear explanations — a number of others are pretty open to interpretation.

The Cutting Room Floor is a great website which examines the core files of games to see things that were either cut in the development process, or just didn't make it to the final release for some reason or another.

The Street Fighter 2 series is no exception to this rule, as there are likely a number of things you didn't know existed in the arcade releases' original ROM files. For a closer look, click the link below — if you dare.

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Street Fighter X Adventure Time is a thing that needs to happen; see this artist's interpretation of SF characters in the Adventure Time universe

Ever wonder what it'd be like if the cast from Super Turbo wound up in the Land of Ooo? Well we hadn't either, until we saw these brilliant illustrations from Jenoz Ngyuen's blog.

Though it takes roughly nine months to create each 11 minute episode via storyboarding, Adventure Time has a very simplistic art style which lends itself nicely to the Street Fighter cast.

The bare-bones Adventure Time facial expressions compliment characters like Balrog, Honda, Zangief and, somehow, even Vega. Take a peek into the world of Street Fighter Time with this entertaining imagining of the two worlds.

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Texas Showdown 2015 results ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, ChrisG, Snake Eyez, K-Brad, NuckleDu, Ricki Ortiz, RayRay, KaneBlueRiver and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results and a stream archive.

This weekend, there'll be tons of high-level fighting game action courtesy of Texas' prime fighting game event, Texas Showdown 2015.

On the tournament's schedule, we can find Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. There will also be a Tekken 7 stream going on for the majority of the event.

As for players showing up, you can expect the likes of Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, Tempo|NYChrisG, Snake Eyez, EG|K-Brad, Liquid|NuckleDu, EG|Ricki Ortiz, CTRL|RayRay, BE|KaneBlueRiver, 801 Strider, CCG|Air, Hsien Chang and many more. Streaming duties will be handled by LevelUp Live, PandaxGaming, BeastChan23 and Texas Melee.

This event also has a new installment of Ultra Fight Night Exhibitions, which is detailed towards the bottom of our story.

Hit the jump to check out the action in full.

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The Green Ranger squares off against Ryu in a fight to the finish! Who will survive this Super Power Beat Down?

Fantasy battles between our favorite characters from different universes have become quite the trend in recent years. YouTube channel batinthesun has been investigating hypothetical duels for some time now in their Super Power Beat Down series.

Today's SPBD features Street Fighter's Ryu and Mighty Morphin Power Ranger's Green Ranger. Unlike similar channels that feature fantasy battles, batinthesun features live action imaginations of their bouts. In fact, they've even got Jason David Frank to reprise his role as the Green Ranger.

In batinthesun's videos, winners are decided by fan-based polls. With this in mind, who do you think would win in a fight to the death between these two classics? For those wondering, Ryu does have his Evil Ryu powers at his disposal and Tommy doesn't get to use Zords.

Hit the jump to see the fight, and comment on what you thought of the outcome!

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Talented drummer beats new life into the Street Fighter 2 themes of Sagat and Zangief

Sagat's Street Fighter 2 theme is one of the many fondly remembered tracks of Capcom's pivotal fighting game series. Oliver Bleton has decided to do a drum accompaniment to go along with the King of Maui Thai's song titled "Sagat is a Djent". Don't know what a djent is? I didn't either. According to Wikipedia, djent is a spin-off of traditional progressive metal that's known for its distinctive high-gain, distorted palm-muted guitar sounds.

Speaking of guitars, while we often encounter an electric guitar wailing out the melody as the focus of a cover, it's nice to see a musician show off how much drums add to a track.

It's worth listening to the entirety of the theme because Bleton manages to constantly change style and pacing with the progression of the piece.

Also included is his cover of Zangief's Street Fighter 2 theme. Though shorter, it's also well worth a listen.

Check out both songs below and prepare to rock.

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Kim gets frozen in air, Xian tries the 'dash, dash, dash, dash' strategy, and more: Funny and Cool Moments ep. 89

LiangHuBBB returns with week with a brand new installment of his Funny and Cool Moments series.

In this episode, games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter 4 Third Strike, King of Fighters 13, and many others are featured.

There are a number of awesome, and frankly, odd moments included here. Be on the look out for the weird KoF13 glitch that leaves airborne, RZR|Xian attempting multiple dashes, then command throw with Makoto, and plenty of other great clips.

For Funny and Cool Moments episode 87, hit the jump.

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Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter? WatchMojo breaks down both to determine who takes the title of 'Best Fighting Game Franchise'

It's not often you strike up a casual conversation about Street Fighter without someone mentioning Scorpion or Sub-Zero. Similarly, Mortal Kombat discussions are often peppered with Street Fighter references.

These two are titans in the realm of fighting games with their multitudes of memorable and iconic features that stay with us long after our first encounters.

Truly though, there can be only one champion. So who did it better? WatchMojo has compared the two fighting game franchises and broken down the competition into several categories:

1. Characters
2. Balanced Game Play
3. Story
4. Levels/Backgrounds
5. Special Moves

Go ahead and hit the jump to see who wins.

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Check out these Street Fighter stages you can visit in real life for cheap

How big of a Street Fighter fan are you? It's a question we often ask ourselves in the mirror between brushing our teeth and trimming off the beard we wish Ryu would have in Street Fighter 5. Are you enough of a fan to put off actual work or chores for Street Fighter? Oh yeah. Big enough to claim you could take on Justin Wong if you had more time to practice? Easy. How about travel the world to visit the actual locations of Street Fighter stages?

Almost everyone initiated in the world of Street Fighter knows that it takes many of its characters from actual fighters in history (with great exaggeration, mind you). It should also come as little surprise that many of the iconic stages from the franchise closely resemble actual locations.

This wouldn't be such exciting news, but GameSpot has taken the time to actually calculate how much it would cost you to tour or stay at many of these backdrops (15 of them to be exact). As it turns out, many of them are pretty cheap. We've picked out a few from the list that seem to hold the best bang for their buck.

To get started on your world tour, continue reading below.

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Tsuko G's kazoo rendition of Ken's Theme (which you didn't ask for) is epic and actually pretty good

Kazoos are probably one of of the worst musical instruments ever invented. The sound it makes is so annoying that I think calling it a musical instrument is somewhat inaccurate.

Or at least, that's what I thought, until I heard Tsuko G's latest kazoo rendition of this famous video game track -- Ken's Theme from the arcade (CPS1) edition of Street Fighter 2.

The kazoo sounds in this track aren't anywhere near as annoying as I thought they'd be. In fact they complement the notes in Ken's Theme quite well. See if you agree in the video embedded below.

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