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Secret History of Street Fighter: Two player mode was conceived as a way to make more money - Chun-Li's artist was obsessive about her thighs

It's simple economics. Two people playing an arcade machine at the same time meant twice as much money.

While Capcom had tried this approach with Final Fight, the game's high difficulty level had made this not as much of a success as they would otherwise hope, but this was something they were able to overcome with Street Fighter 2, as instead of brutal AI difficulty, you could play against a living breathing opponent.

The results are fairly obvious at this point. Capcom generated a considerable amount of revenue from successfully refining the two player fighting game formula, which some had tried before, but none had done as well — up to that point.

Not having to play against the CPU constantly kept players coming back, and many would say, revolutionized the genre.

Also, the artist who drew Chun-Li was a bit obsessive about her thighs. Apparently, he redrew her thighs/stockings about 3 times, which made the team run right up against deadline and run out of memory.

These factoids and more are explored in CVG's video discussing the secret history of Street Fighter 2, after the break.

Dhalsim's fire shoots through Vega, a KO'd Spinal throws Sabrewulf: LiangHuBBB returns with Funny and Cool Moments ft. USF4, KI, and more

LiangHuBBB is back with a fresh installment of his Funny and Cool Moments video series.

Marking the 84th installment, this compilation is jam-packed with crazy clips from a variety of games, such as Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Killer Instinct, Street Fighter X Tekken, Guilty Gear, Ultra Street Fighter 4, and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcpm 3.

Hit the jump to check out the latest episode of Funny and Cool Moments.

Ken's teaser trailer for Assassin's Fist shows footage of his hadouken and dragon punch

The Assassin's Fist crew has put up a new teaser trailer today for Ken. In this short clip, you get to see a little bit of his back story, and some training moments with Ryu.

Possibly most exciting to fans though is the first glimpse of Ken throwing a fireball and winding up for his dragon punch.

You can find the teaser trailer after the break.

The science of Hadouken: Man who seemingly channeled energy to ignite paper with bare hands inspired Street Fighter Assassin's Fist team

Whether or not you believe in ki or chi, you might find it interesting to know that the creators of Street Fighter Assassin's Fist drew inspiration to tell the story behind one the franchise's most iconic moves from a 1970's documentary called Ring of Fire: An Indonesian Odyssey.

A man believed to be named John Chang at one point seemingly ignited a piece of paper with his bare hands, and said he was able to do this by channeling inner energy, often referred to as chi or ki in Chinese or Japanese culture, respectively.

The Assassin's Fist's creators show footage of this happening from the documentary and talk about how this segment and other legends of channeling energy inspired them to tell the tale of how Ryu, Ken and others could harness and release this power in their series.

They also offer more of a look at the series they're working on, showing short segments of action featuring the main cast members.

Hit the jump to view the video.

NorCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive and battle logs ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, K-Brad, Infiltration, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results for all days of NorCal Regionals 2014.

The second premier event of Capcom Pro Tour is finally upon us, namely NorCal Regionals 2014, and the lineup is stacked.

Games set to headline the event include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 13.

There's no shortage of top players, either. Big names expected to attend the event include EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, Infiltration, RG|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Mike Ross, AS|Reynald, BE|KaneBlueRiver and many, many more.

Stream duties are being handled by Team Spooky, CapcomFighters, iPlaywinner and NYCFurby.

Hit the jump to check out the live stream and event schedule.

Is the rivalry between Daigo and Nuki set to be reignited? Over 3 hours of Nuki vs. Daichan and Naruo's Ryu footage, comments from Daigo and more

Back in the day, the rivarly between MCZ|Daigo and Nuki was at a legendary level in their home country of Japan. This rivalry has yet to be reignited in the Street Fighter 4 era, since Nuki hasn't been as serious with the game as he'd been with older titles.

About a month ago, however, we ran a story saying that Nuki seemed keen on returning to fighting games more properly again.

Today, we have a single-match video of Nuki facing off against Naruo's Ryu embedded, but we've also included links to NicoNico where you can find over 3 hours of footage where Nuki brings his Chun-Li out against Daichan and Naruo's Ryu.

Since this footage was recorded a few weeks ago, it seems fitting to assume it played some part in Nuki's recent victory against Daigo in their one-match exhibition at the Ultra Street Fighter 4 launch event.

Hit the jump for the video, the links to the 3 hours of footage, Daigo's comments on Nuki's recent activities and some information regarding the upcoming Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Tournament of Legends event.

Civil War 6 results, stream archives feat. Ricky Ortiz, RayRay, Smug, Zeus, Unkn0wn, Flux, DJ Huoshen, Arturo Sanchez & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for multiple games.

This weekend, we have Civil War 6 going on in Richmond, Virginia, with a lot of players present to fight for that first place prize.

The games featured at the tournament include Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, King of Fighters 13, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Killer Instinct and more.

The event will feature players such as EG|Ricky Ortiz, CTRL|RayRay, PIE|Smug, PIE|Zeus, CTRL|Unkn0wn, CTRL|Flux, DCB|DJ Huoshen, TS|Arturo Sanchez and more.

Hit the jump to view our coverage.

Texas Showdown 2014 results, battle logs and stream archives ft. Justin Wong, PR Balrog, ChrisG, K-Brad, Noel Brown, and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for Texas Showdown 2014.

Texas Showdown 2014 kicks off today in Houston, Texas, and will run from April 4 - 6. A myriad of games will be played this weekend, and this tournament marks the next stop of the Capcom Pro Tour 2014.

EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, GG|NYChrisG, UVG|Noel Brown, MLSwear, AB|Joe Love, AB|Nashfan. AB|Chaotix, WTHamad, and more are expected to compete this weekend.

Additionally, Ultra Street Fighter 4 will be available at the event for public testing. A special USF4 exhibition will also be taking place on Sunday, before the Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 finals.

If you'd like to follow along with the matches, you can find the brackets over on the Texas Showdown Challonge page.

Hit the jump to check out the live streams.

'Guile is a normal average set character put in for Americans to use' Street Fighter 2's design docs & more examined by Did You Know Gaming

The Street Fighter series is heavily influenced by martial artists from around the globe — some real and some fictional — and Did You Know Gaming's latest video walks you through some of the more infamous inspirations the franchise used.

They also take a look back at some of Street Fighter 2's design documents, showing a few of the alternative looks the fighters sported, before they became the people we all know so very well.

One of the more interesting factoids comes from Guile's design doc stating that he is a normal average set character "put in for Americans to use."

The whole 7 minute clip is narrated by Maximilian, and also examines some of the history of the games themselves.

Hit the jump to view the video.

Classical instrument for classic characters - Beautiful piano covers of Cammy's Theme and Ryu's Theme from YouTube user Ali F

Video game music in general has a lot of very impressive compositions, and it wouldn't be a stretch to say that the music tracks we've been hearing are a large reason why we keep coming back to our good old favourite games.

In that spirit, YouTube user Ali F has made covers of classic Street Fighter themes for Cammy and Ryu.

The first video is a tribute to the Swedish player HoG|Popi, who is a good friend of the video creator. Hit the jump to check them both out.

Ryu and Ken take the 8-mile route with a rap battle in new animated music video from EgoRaptor, whose rhymes will out-hado the others?

Please note that the following video contains language that is NSFW and that viewer discretion is advised.

EgoRaptor has made quite the name for himself in various internet communities throughout the years, but he never ceases to impress.

His latest video, produced with the help of Spazkidin3d, shows a rap battle between a Ryu full of attitude and a somewhat meeker Ken.

Hit the jump to check it out.

Bringing an old concept into the modern age - Kickstarter project to revitialize Super Arcade

If you're anything like me, you love that good old arcade feel. Especially for fighting game enthusiasts, game centers like these are generally something to hold very dear.

Arcades have been closing left and right during the last few years, but one of them still stands strong. Super Arcade in Walnut, California is one of the very few such places that is still running, but it might not be viable to do so much longer unless some changes are put in place.

Mike Watson, the owner of Super Arcade, has started a new Kickstarter project, where you can help to build Super Arcade into the palace of fighting games that everyone would love for it to be.

Hit the jump to see the Kickstarter video, and more details on how to assist.

SoCal Regionals 2014 results, stream archive ft. Infiltration, Justin Wong, Gamerbee, ChrisG, Wao, Michael-tan, PR Balrog & more

Story updated with final results: We've updated this story with final results from SCR 2014, including battle logs and other notes, plus stream archives. Hit the jump to view them.

SoCal Regionals 2014 is kicking off today, and will be running from February 28 - March 2 in Irvine, California. This event is going to be huge with 20 tournament games, and a slew of amazing players in attendance.

Players expected to compete include Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, AVM|Gamerbee, NYChrisG, EG|PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, FNEX|K-Brad, Wao, YBK|Michael-tan, CCG|Chi-Rithy, EG|fLoE, Knives, CTRL|RayRay, MMG|ApologyMan, BT|Angelic, EMP|NuckleDu, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Snake Eyez, NGL|Chris, iPeru, NGL|Marq Teddy, FRQ|Filipin0man, Damdai, and many others.

Additionally, SCR will be holding an Ultra Street Fighter 4 location test that is open to attendees. A special exhibition is also taking place this weekend, featuring Infiltration, EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR Balrog, AVM|Gamerbee, Chris King, Snake Eyez, Wao, and YBK|Michael-tan.

Hit the jump to check out the results, battle logs, event schedule and more.

16 reasons to love and 15 reasons to hate Chun-Li - New list from ScrewAttack details the best and worst points for the First Lady of fighting games

Love her or hate her, it's hard to deny that Chun-Li is a very large part of the success of Street Fighter. Widely regarded as one of the most iconic fighting game characters, and quite possibly the most iconic female fighting game character, most, if not all, fighting game players have a personal relation to Chun-Li.

But what are your views on Chun-Li based on, exactly? In case you've forgotten, ScrewAttack are here to help you out with two different top lists. First, we have the top 16 reasons to love Chun-Li, promptly followed by the top 15 reasons to hate Chun-Li.

Hit the jump to achieve enlightenment.

Think your internet connection is laggy? Try playing Street Fighter 2 Rainbow Edition with chat commands

A new movement has sprung up based around the idea of playing video games via the Twitch chat channel. One would think this would work a lot better with a title that didn't require precise movement and reactions — but that might take the fun out of this concept as well.

Twitch Fights Itself has been launched, allowing you to play Street Fighter 2: Rainbow Edition via the chat interface, where commands like 1up, 1down, 1left, 1hp are interpreted as in-game inputs.

This is quite the interesting experience, as the chat commands are fairly delayed from the on-screen action you see, and managing to land a single hit can be quite the feat. Still, if you want to see what this puppy looks like, you can find video below.

Be warned: The action here is about as exciting as watching a TV test pattern, but if you want to see this unique creation in motion, you can hit the jump for an archive of one of the sessions.


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