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Sagat shows his artistic pose, Ryu deals out pamphlets and Ken goes caveman - Ridiculous Street Fighter 2 art makes our imagination run wild

Updated: We had initially listed this artwork as originating from GamePro magazine, but it actually came from the SNES Street Fighter 2 game manual, and then was featured in GamePro. The creator of the artwork was not credited, so they remain unknown.

Just when this seasoned EventHubs writer thought that he'd seen it all, taken a picture and gotten the T-Shirt, our site's owner Catalyst showed me something that will be forever imprinted upon my memory.

Old school Street Fighter players might remember these - they are images from a GamePro Strategy Guide for Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition, and while the characters weren't as established back then as they are now, most of these look bizarre even when compared to the standards back in the early '90s.

While there are a few that don't look particularly off, such as Dhalsim and Balrog, there are very odd instances, such as Ryu, who comes off as a petition guy out in the city, trying to get you to sign whatever cause he is supporting. Also, this Ken will be haunting my dreams forever.

I now invite you to share my fate. Check out all the GamePro illustrations after the jump.

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Get your groove on with 'Synth Fighters' by Console Crusaders - This album's a total ear drum beat-down

Have you ever wanted to hear your favorite Street Fighter 2 tracks completely remade, piece by piece, with 90's era synthesizers and electronic instruments, with each track being done by a different artist? If that's the case, today is your lucky day.

Console Crusaders, a group under 30th Floor Records, has compiled a commemorative album of completely reworked Street Fighter 2 songs, for every song in the game. All of the tracks can be listened to for free, and are truly out of this world.

Each piece uses a clever mixture of synthesizers, electronic drums, game sound accents, and other instruments to make each piece truly come alive, in a way that makes me ask why this wasn't done sooner.

Support for this project contributes to their next one, a Mortal Kombat compilation titled 'Synthality'. Be sure to give all of the tracks a listen on the album's Bandcamp page, which also contains links for all of the respective artists that worked on this project.

Tip submitted by Bender411.

Source: Synth Fighters on Bandcamp

Street Fighter goes to court with a copy cat, then does battle with its toughest rival: Mortal Kombat; see chapter 4 of Polygon's SF 2 history report

A few days back, we took a look at some of the early obstacles in the life of Street Fighter 2. Today, we're continuing to dig through Polygon's SF 2 history report.

Though it may be as simple as a bit of light reading to us now, the rocky journey that Street Fighter has undergone is incredibly important to the status of competitive fighting games today.

Had any one of the numerous issues not been addressed properly, or simply been too much for the game to handle, the FGC would look a lot differently right now. As if it weren't hard enough to create a game that was both fun and interesting enough to retain fans, even more obstacles arose once SF2 was off the ground.

For instance, check out some of these images of "Fighter's History." Then hit the jump to read about how Capcom tried to deal with the hordes of copycats.

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Ryu is in Smash, but what if the Nintendo crew entered the Street Fighter tournament? Watch the world warriors get owned in this Dorkly short

Much to everyone's surprise, Street Fighter's wandering warrior, Ryu, entered the Super Smash Bros. 4 arena as a DLC character earlier this year. Despite what we previously thought, Ryu is a great fit for Smash, but what would happen if the Smash Bros. crew entered into the world of Street Fighter?

Dorkly put together a quick short that gives us an idea of how that match up might go down.

Watch as M. Bison gets bodied by ninja frogs and peanut-shooting chimps and more of the world warriors hit the panic button when they encounter a powerful Jigglypuff.

This is a fun, humorous little short, but it's also a bit graphic at times. Before hitting play, be aware that this video is somewhat NSFW.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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Comebacks, great plays, and hype commentary - Watch Nuki, AFO, Sasori, Hiroyan, Atomic Boy, and more in this GameSpot Versus SF2 Turbo compilation

While certainly a blast from the past, Street Fighter 2 Turbo still holds up competitively, with many players in Japan still competing to this day. It also proves to be as exciting and fun as ever, as proven by this compilation from the GameSpot Versus Team Battles series.

This compilation features the likes of Nuki, AFO, Nikaiten, Atomic Boy, Hakase, Kurahashi, and many more going at it in very close situations, with plenty of clutch decisions and even humorous moments.

The commentary also helps back it up, with just as much excitement and passion as could be expected from one still following this make-or-break title, with any match going one way or the other on the flip of a coin.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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'To a developer, a bug is shameful. Total shame' - SF2 devs recount demoralizing bugs like the 'Handcuff' glitch, and combating counterfeit games

Quite some time ago, we took a look at the early chapters of Polygon's Street Fighter 2: An Oral History.

Today, we're examining part three of their extensive write up, which focuses on the team's first encounters with glitches, and then their legal battle against the work of counterfeit versions of the game.

We've arrived at a place where Street Fighter has become a successful and timeless title in the eyes of many. The road to establishing this success was filled with obstacles and objections that threatened to stop the franchise's development in its tracks.

Hit the jump below to learn about a few of these hindrances, including the infamous Handcuff glitch, wherein Guile would become attached to his opponent, rendering them helpless.

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Ever want to work on your anti-air game? Incorporate Guile's Flash Kick into your real life arsenal with this tutorial by GNT

GNT, or Ginger Ninja Trickster, is a martial artist who often posts tutorials on his YouTube page for various techniques, inspired or otherwise. While he's done countless videos on all manner of things martial arts, he's also entered the fighting game world on various occasions.

It's been brought to our attention that as part of this series, he has analyzed Guile's signature Flash Kick, a move that inspires awe and apprehension in the Street Fighter games for it's anti-air properties and iconic style.

It's worth noting, as he states, the move can't be entirely replicated due to particular unrealistic qualities, but much of it is retained in his tutorial, showing quite the commitment to control and practice in his martial arts.

Will his efforts turn out to be a real Flash Kick, or a Flash Flop? Find out after the jump.

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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.

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