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Blanka's bugged out eyes, Sagat's fat lip, it's all here - Street Fighter 2 'Continue' statues revealed at Wonder Festival

The yearly Wonder Festival recently took place in its recurring location of Chiba, Japan. At the convention, a number of amazing toys, figures, and more were revealed featuring a plethora of different video game and anime characters.

During the event, a line of Street Fighter 2 "Continue" statues were unveiled, and yes, they are exactly what they sound like. These busts depict the Street Fighter 2 roster in their loss screen form.

For those unfamiliar, if you lose in SF2's arcade mode you will be sent to a continue screen where your fighter appears wearing damage from the previous fight. Fans of the franchise will instantly recognize these battle-ravaged faces.

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Which Street Fighter 2 "Continue" statue is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!

Source: Nonsolohobby.org. Via Nerdist.

'The game that's taken more quarters from children than every bully combined' - Honest Game Trailers goes in on the Street Fighter franchise

It's been long overdue, but we finally have it. Smosh Games has done an Honest Game Trailer on the Street Fighter franchise, or to some, "The game you played because your mom wouldn't let you play Mortal Kombat".

Many times when companies that are not directly associated with the fighting game community give their input on titles like Street Fighter, it becomes very quickly apparent that their knowledge of the game goes about as deep as "I played it when I was growing up."

Smosh have a reputation for hitting the nail on the head with HGT, and they live up that reputation in their spot-on analysis of everything Street Fighter.

Their jokes are ones that you'd hear within the inner circles of the FGC, such as the excess of different versions for SF games, online lag and Capcom's overtly stereotypical characters. Hit the jump below to see Honest Game Trailers' take on Street Fighter.

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EVO 2015 results feat. Daigo, Momochi, Luffy, Mago, Xian

Update: This story has been updated with final results for EVO 2015.

EVO 2015 is finally upon us, so hopefully you've cleared your entire weekend and are ready for some serious fighting game action.

This year's main lineup will feature Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, Killer Instinct and Persona 4: Arena Ultimax. If none of these games tickle your fancy, though, don't worry - there are more side tournaments than you could ever hope for. For full details, check out our EVO 2015 spectator guide.

As for notable players, there are more than we could even attempt to count. Safe to say, if it's a player name you know, they're most likely there. Just in case, though, make sure to check out the EVO Player Locator to check for your favorite players.

Streaming duties for the main tournament will be covered on SRKEvo1, Capcom Fighters, SRKEvo2, SRKEvo3, SRKEvo4, SRKEvo5, SRKEvo6 and SRKEvo7.

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When is Ultra Street Fighter 4? Who should I look out for in Mortal Kombat X? EventHubs has you covered with our EVO 2015 spectator guide

EVO 2015 is here! The largest fighting game event of the year kicks off tomorrow, and with seven live streams, 9 main games, and thousands of players, one might be wondering how and where to find everything.

Tonight, we have put together a beginner's guide to EVO of sorts in hopes that we can make your viewing experience this weekend that much easier.

Contained in this story is information on all nine of the main games, where and when they are streaming, and which players to look out for. Of course, there are a plethora of amazing players competing this weekend, but we chose a handful that we felt newcomers watching EVO for the first time might have fun looking out for.

Additionally, we've included information on the various side tournament set to take place at the event.

There is a ton of info here, so hit that jump and get ready for EVO 2015!

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Jazz up your day with this smooth and sexy rendition of Ryu's theme by The Consouls

The Consouls are a video game jazz ensemble based in Sydney, Australia. They cover popular songs from classic games, including games such as Street Fighter 2.

Today we bring you their latest, smooth and sexy single, Ryu's theme. The Concouls revisit the Street Fighter world in honor of EVO, which is now just a few days away.

The group is no joke, producing some quality and professional-sounding grooves that'll make you want to stop what you're doing, and dance across a Japanese roof top. We also posted their rendition of Ken's theme towards the end of last year. Hit the jump to see the video and hear the magic.

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PC mods: Street Fighter 2 stages make their way into Ultra Street Fighter 4, check out Ken's, Ryu's, Dhalsim's, and more here

Since the release of Street Fighter 4 back in 2008, players have requested that Capcom release a DLC stage pack that recreated classic stages from Street Fighter 2. Though the life of Ultra Street Fighter 4 DLC is more than likely coming to an end soon (with Street Fighter 5 already on the way), the chances of us seeing such content is probably pretty slim. That is, unless, we don't take into account PC mods.

PC Best Mods has uploaded footage of some truly epic USF4 PC mods. Instead of character alterations, this time around we get to see fresh backdrops for the fighters to engage in battle upon.

As you may have guessed, these stage mods were created to bring players a touch of nostalgia. Below you will find a handful of images showing off Ryu, Dhalsim, and Ken's SF2 stages in USF4.

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Images don't do them enough justice, so be sure to check out the video after the jump. You'll also find SF2 stages for Guile, Vega, and E. Honda,

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'He's the grandfather of Street Fighter to me'—Clip from upcoming FGC documentary explores the massive influence of Alex Valle

Main purpose of Street Fighter 5's beta is to test out online infrastructure; Sony key in assisting with cross platform play

"He's the grandfather of Street Fighter to me," Justin Wong states in black and white. Alex Valle is a household name for almost any FGC fan, but many aren't aware of just how grand his legacy really is. At a time where the U.S. didn't have a scene that could compete internationally, he was one of the few that stood above the rest of his counterparts.

Beyond just being a strong player, his community building efforts weren't rivaled until years later when Alex Jebailey would step forward to create Community Effort Orlando.

Fortunately, this upcoming documentary by Shankar Tablada, titled The Fighting Game Community, makes sure to give due time to one of the greatest trailblazers of our scene. Also, in case you missed it, check out the first trailer for it here.

Check out the clip below for today's history lesson.

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Cammy's evolution since her inception - check out how the Killer Bee has changed from Street Fighter 2 to Street Fighter 5

The official Street Fighter Twitter account has released another Street Fighter 5 trading card this time for Cammy.

Much like Birdie's card from yesterday, we get to see how the character has evolved since her first appearance. This card gives a comparative look at Cammy in Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 4, and Street Fighter 5.

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We'll be sure to update our story once her Vine card goes live.

Which iteration of Cammy is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: Street Fighter on Twitter.

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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