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Capcom 25th Anniversary Music Box - 11 disc Street Fighter set and 6 disc Darkstalkers collection

It is no secret that Capcom games have some of the best soundtracks in the biz. The Street Fighter 2 series alone was littered with unforgettable tracks and themes that induced hype while giving us the urge to knock out any opponent that stood in our way.

Capcom is releasing an incredible 11 disc set of Street Fighter tunes that span from the original SF all the way through Street Fighter X Tekken. A 6 disc Darkstalkers collection will be released simultaneously that contains music from all games, including Darkstalkers Resurrection.

Both CD sets will be seeing a release in Japan on July 10 of this year. The Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Sound Box will run for 11,550 yen ($118 USD) and the Darkstalkers Sound Box costs 9,450 yen ($96 USD).

For a full track listing of each disc, check out Siliconera's article.


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Via Siliconera.

Fighting game related artwork gallery featuring Dan, Thanos, Akuma, Servebot, Morrigan and more by Mundokk

Deviant Art user Edmundo Landaverde Jandres aka Mundokk has uploaded several great pieces of fighting game artwork over on his online gallery. Some of the works featured below include franchises such as Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Darkstalkers, Soul Calibur and King of Fighters.

These are only some of Mundokk's images but if you'd like to check out more, be sure to visit his Deviant Art Gallery. Hit the jump for more.

Jimmy Fallon sets record for fastest 20 Hadoukens performed by Ryu impersonators

In honor of video game week over on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Jimmy tries his hand at setting a couple of world records with the assistance of the guys from RecordSetter. RecordSetter is a website in which anyone can come up with their own world record and send in footage as proof of completion.

The first record Fallon sets consists of having numerous Ryu impersonators perform 20 Hadoukens as fast as possible. The other record has one of the members from the Roots blowing into as many NES game cartridges as he can in 20 seconds.

It goes without saying that this clip is fairly silly in the typical Jimmy Fallon style, however, it's pretty awesome to see Street Fighter referenced on national television.

Tip sent in by Aluppoj.

Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia found listed on Amazon, set to release on October 21

A listing for a Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia was recently found over on Amazon and is said to be released on October 21 of this year. This hardcover book will feature 208 pages that give concise information about all major Capcom characters including key artwork, statistics, their background, and history of each character and their game franchise.

The Capcom 30th Anniversary Character Encyclopedia is being published by Brady Games and will contain roughly 200 characters. The price is listed at $16.99 USD but you can currently pre-order it for $12.77.


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Via Joystiq. Tip by phoenixkusanagi.

Northwest Majors V results, stream archive - featuring Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz, KaneBlueRiver, Air and more

Northwest Majors V results, stream archive - featuring Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz, KaneBlueRiver, Air and more Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from Northwest Majors V.

Northwest Majors V is about to kick off at 6 p.m. PDT / 9 p.m. EDT, live from Des Moines, Washington. The tournament will take place June 7th-9th, and features Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, King of Fighters 13, Persona 4 Arena, Mortal Kombat 9 , tekken Tag Tournament 2, Virtua Fighter 4: Final Showdown, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Quite a few top players will be in attendance including coL|Filipino Champ, EG|Ricky Oritz, KaneBlueRiver, CCG|Air, Hi I'm Nastyy, AC|XsK Samurai, Dragoomba and more.

Hit the jump to check out the streams and the event's schedule.

ScrewAttack's Worst Ever: Street Fighter - a closer look at some of the less than awesome characters in the franchise

Street Fighter is known for having some of the most memorable moves, music, stages and most importantly, characters in fighting game history. Unfortunately, not all character designs can be winners.

ScrewAttack put together an episode of their series the "Worst Ever" in which they examine some of the characters that aren't so great in the Street Fighter franchise. We won't tell you exactly who has made this list but we will say a character from Street Fighter: The Movie (the game) makes an appearance. Yeah...

Check out the video list below and be forewarned, there is a bit of language NSFW.

Who are some of your least favorite characters from the Street Fighter series? Shoot off in the comments.

Tip by Fawaz.

Daigo Umehara: 'I've never thought of myself as talented', talks about his gaming career and views on what winning means

Daigo Umehara: 'I've never thought of myself as talented', talks about his gaming career and views on what winning means In a 7-page interview with Tokyo Keizai, Daigo Umehara's life is detailed, and he explains his thoughts regarding his pro status in fighting games and what it has taken to bring him there. This article will feature several translated quotes from Daigo, as the original article is exclusively available in Japanese.

Below, you'll find the line Daigo started the whole interview with, and after that, there will be several quotes and excerpts covering different periods of his career.

Though I've been called "God's Hand" and "The Beast", I've never thought of myself as someone with talent. Actually, if we're only talking about talent, I think there are a lot of people who have more of it than I do.

Hit the jump to read more about Daigo Umehara.

Infinite chip damage Hadouken combos, Blanka's electricity shoots fireballs and more - competitive Japanese footage of SFII: Rainbow Edition

Back in 1993, a hack of Street Fighter II: Champion Edition was created that made some very interesting changes to the game's mechanics. Players were given the ability to switch between characters instantly, mid-match, special moves could be performed in air and teleportation occurred at the drop of a dime. The tweaks made in this iteration made for absolute chaos and zaniness. By the aforementioned description, no one would ever want to play this competitively, right?...

Well, roughly 20 years after its creation it seems there are players in Japan who are still competing in Street Fighter II: Rainbow Edition. Zero3japan has uploaded nearly 50 minutes of footage that does a stellar job of showing off what Rainbow Edition is all about.

Hadoukens litter the screen, Dhalsim retains the fastest walk speed to ever exist in a fighting game, Blanka's electricity shoots fireballs and so much more. If anyone can describe what exactly is going on at 9:14 in the video, it would be greatly appreciated.

Via EG|Justin Wong's Twitter.

East Coast Throwdown 5 results, stream archives and more featuring ChrisG, Justin Wong, Dieminion, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz

East Coast Throwdown 5 results, stream archives and more featuring ChrisG, Justin Wong, Dieminion, PR Balrog, Filipino Champ, Ricky Ortiz Updated with final results: This story has been updated with the final results from East Coast Throwdown 5.

East Coast Throwdown 5 is about to get going, with the pools being shown on stream from 12 P.M., live from Morristown, New Jersey. The tournament will take place during May 18th-19th, and features Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012, Street Fighter X Tekken v2013, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and more on the main stage, with lots of side tournaments going on as well. For a full rundown of the titles being competed in, hit up our tournament preview.

Hit the jump to check out the streams, with main streaming duties being handled by TeamSp00ky. Secondary streams will be held by Deadly Bison Entertainment, KombatNetwork and Bibiquadium.

Amazing Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo highlight reel from LiangHuBBB

Keeping his compilation videos going, LiangHuBBB put together an excellent Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo highlight reel with a ton of amazing clips. Featured here we have comebacks, option selects, pressure strings, funny moments and much more.

If you're a fan of the Street Fighter 2 series, be sure to check this one out.

Christian Svensson talks fighting game ports for other platforms and why pros get early releases of their games

Christian Svensson talks fighting game ports for other platforms and why pros get early releases of their games In regards to the slowing sales of newer fighting game rereleases and ports from Capcom, one user at Capcom-Unity suggested that they try releasing the games to more platforms, instead of just the Xbox 360 and PS3.

Christian Svensson replied to this post, and gave insight as to why Capcom is not interested in releasing their titles, like Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition and Darkstalkers Resurrection for PC or other potential platforms.

I have considered it but there's considerable overlap in platform ownership such that the effort to revisit work as a rerelease is not likely to cover the costs of development.

In general, staggered releases that can't get some critical mass of marketing behind them do not work.

Hit the jump to hear the reasoning behind pros getting early copies of the games.

Prepare to be blown away by the greatest Street Fighter fan in history!

BL1TZEN uploaded footage of quite possibly the greatest Street Fighter fan ever, and by "fan", we literally mean an electric fan. This appliance features small cut outs of Street Fighter characters taped to it as they performing various acts.

Ken is connected to the spinning switch on the fan allowing him to perform his Hurricane Kick on Blanka and E. Honda sits up front with multiple taped hands blowing in the wind to simulate his Hundred Hand Slap. Overall, this may be the coolest appliance we have ever seen... yeah, sorry about that.

Check out the video in all of its glory and share a laugh or two.

Via CEO|Alex Jebailey's, Dawgtanian's and Ibrahim Bhatti's Twitter accounts.

Capcom's Remember Me will feature Street Fighter moves as pre-order bonus

The pre-order bonuses for Capcom's upcoming Science Fiction title, Remember Me, have been divulged over on Steam. Players who order the game in advance will receive a set of combo attacks that share the names of special moves from the Street Fighter franchise.

As seen in the image below, the 3 combo attacks that will be awarded to those who pre-order are the Flash Kick, Spinning Bird Kick and Dragon Punch.

Seeing Street Fighter attacks incorporated into Remember Me's fighting arsenal is no surprise as it was reported last year that Capcom's own Yoshinori Ono had a hand in designing the combat system. Remember Me will be available for purchase on June 3, 2013.


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Tip by Celticlord.

Stunfest 2013 live tournament stream featuring Ryan Hart, Kyabetsu, Eita, Kindevu, Luffy and Mizoteru

Stunfest 2013 live tournament stream featuring Ryan Hart, Kyabetsu, Eita, Kindevu, Luffy and Mizoteru Stunfest 2013 is streaming live this weekend from Rennes, France, it runs from April 26th to the 28th. WW|Ryan Hart, Kyabetsu, Eita, WDM|Luffy, Kindevu, Mizoteru and many others are in attendance and it should make for one exciting event this weekend.

Competitions will be held for SSF4 AE v2012, UMvC3, KoF13, SFxT, SF3 3s, GGXXAC, DoA5, BBCSX, TTT2, CvS2, SC5, SSF2T and VF5.

Hit the jump to check out the live feed and a schedule of events.

Capcom's Hadouken contest, extra entries that didn't quite make the top 3

Combofiend posted a gallery over on Capcom-Unity featuring entries into the Hadouken contest, of which we posted the top 3 entrants a few days ago, featuring even more photos that didn't quite make the cut into the top 3.

There are some pretty entertaining shots included here, and we've included a few of them to get you started below.


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Check out the full story at Capcom-Unity for all of Combofiend's favorites.


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