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Q goes crazy and Sean parries like Daigo-light: Maximilian reminds us how intense Third Strike and other Street Fighters can be in SF Legacy Series

Street Fighter III Third Strike is already a fairly hype game with its parry mechanics and aggressive gameplay. When you pair it with Maximilian, though, you take it to a whole new level.

Maximilian has been doing his Online Warrior series for quite a while (I even fight him in one of the videos in a Dudley mirror match). This latest continuation, titled "SF Legacy," goes much deeper into the pinnacle fighting name than only this or Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Check below to get started on the Third Strike portion of Maximilian's fantastic SF Legacy series.

Ono: Capcom fighting games revival project was developed internally by old-timers; SSF2T initially picked instead of Hyper SF2

After finding out about Capcom's announcement of a fighting games revival project that would see four classic fighters redistributed in Japanese arcades via the NESiCAxLIVE platform, some EventHubs readers have been wondering why the Osaka-based games maker decided to go with Hyper Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter Alpha 3 instead of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo and SFA3 Double Upper as two of their picks.

As it turns out, our readers weren't the only folks wondering about that.

After Capcom made the announcement at the Tokyo qualifier for the "Isshuu Sengeki Cup" Ultra Street Fighter 4 tournament yesterday, Famitsu caught up with Capcom's Head of Consumer Games Development Division 2 Yoshinori Ono to find out more about the project -- and asked about their criterion for games selection.

Capcom fighting games revival project announced, widescreen ports of Street Fighter Alpha 3 and 3 other games coming to NESiCAxLive

Earlier today at the conclusion of the Tokyo qualifier for Capcom and Taito's Ultra Street Fighter 4 "Isshuu Sengeki Cup" Japan national tournament, Capcom's Tomoaki Ayano made an announcement for a "Capcom Fighting Games Revival Project", that will see four classic Capcom CPS2 fighters receive widescreen 16:9 ports for Taito's NESiCAxLive arcade platform.

The four titles are Hyper Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Vampire Savior. As the four games all originally appeared in the arcades in standard definition 4:3 format, these 16:9 ports will feature command lists for characters on the sides of the screen.

On top of the new widescreen format, all four titles will support player name display and allow arcade-goers to grind for player points (PP). Players' win-loss history for all four titles will also be available through the NESiCAxLive mobile portal.


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Trying to out tune some of Street Fighter's best – Essenthy makes new, clean arrangements of Street Figher 3 Third Strike themes entirely from scratch

Street Fighter 3 Third Strike holds strong in people's hearts as being one of the most eccentric entries to the fighter. Along with the game's unique parry mechanic and cast, the third entry's music possessed ambitious steps into jazz and hip-hop.

Essenthy Onigami has decided to see how much further he can take the original tracks. And the results are impressive. What's perhaps most striking is how much these renditions honor the original pieces. Instead of trying to overhaul as ambitiously as Online Edition's soundtrack did, Essenthy has chosen to make his versions clean and subtle.

Check below to visit Third Strike's music for your first time again.

Chun-Li's stockings, Ken's surname, rock operas and Mikhail Gorbachev - All this and more in this 10 Kick-Ass Facts About Street Fighter video

There are a lot of interesting factoids about Street Fighter, and chances are you've heard quite a few of these before. But do you know about all of them? I, personally, certainly wasn't aware about the existence of a Street Fighter Rock Opera, but now I know better.

Courtesy of Alltime10s, we have a video for you all today which showcases, in its own words, 10 kick-ass facts about Street Fighter. Think you know them all already? Continue below to find out.

'Mortal Kombat vs. Street Fighter is a possibility, but not a probability', Ed Boon on crossover potential and new finishing moves in Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat director Ed Boon was present at GamesCom this year, and while at the event, he talked not only about his own desire to make a Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat crossover, but also one of the Mortal Kombat series trademark finishing moves, besides Fatalities, returning in the new installment, Mortal Kombat X.

Throughout the years, Mortal Kombat has had all manners of bizarre finishing moves, even though the Fatality is the most well-known one. At times, moves called Brutality, Animality, Babality and Friendship, among others, have existed within the series. Boon stated that one of these old classics will be returning in the new installment - but couldn't unveil which. Below, you'll find a snippet of what Boon had to say.

Ed Boon: For those who are familiar with the Mortal Kombat, we’ve first had the Fatality and we added a Babality. We had the Friendship moves, Brutality moves and all of these crazy things over the years... We are going to be reinstating an ‘Ality’ from a previous game into Mortal Kombat X. And I can’t wait to be able to talk about it but at the moment I can’t.

Hit the jump to hear what Boon had to say about the dream crossover between his own franchise and Capcom's fighting game juggernaut.

General news roundup: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax release date, Capcom XBL sale, Under Night In-Birth, Tekken, Arcana Hearts 3

It's been a while since we've done one of these news roundup posts. About time, huh?

In an effort to bring you the latest news on fighting games whose names do not start with "Street" and end with "Fighter Four", we've decided to finally do another general news roundup after such a long time.

Games covered in today's roundup news bulletin: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late, Arcana Heart 3 Max Love, Tekken Revolution, and even some Capcom fighters.

Daigo attending special tournament to honor 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37, event organized by Super Arcade

The official Super Arcade Twitter account has announced today that they will be holding a special event this November to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37. In order to properly pay homage, the tournament will be held where the legendary Daigo parry took place -- Cal Poly Pomona's Ursa Major Hall.

Not only that, but The Beast himself, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, along with his sponsor, Mad Catz, are confirmed to be in attendance.

The tournament is set to take place on November 21-23, and Super Arcade has stated that we can expect to learn more about this special event very soon.

If for some reason you have never seen the incredible Daigo parry against EG|Justin Wong in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, you can check it out below.

Happy birthday to the Street Fighter poster child: Ryu turns 50 today

We have had a number of readers write in to inform us that today is a very special day in the Street Fighter universe.

The wandering warrior and Street Fighter poster child, Ryu, celebrates his 50th birthday today. Now I know that many of your are thinking, "but DreamKing, Street Fighter has only been around since 1987!"

Although you are correct in stating that fact, Ryu's bio from the Super Nintendo port of Street Fighter 2 indicates that he was actually born on July 21, 1964.


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Fun fact: T. Hawk also celebrates his birthday today.

Via Polygon. Submitted by GothLawyer, zUkUu, Mastr3, and a few anonymous readers.

Kuroda (Hugo) vs. TM (Q) in SF3:3S, recounts the salty story behind Guilty Gear XX's 'Kuroda Combo', which was popularised by SBO winner Ogawa

Weekly Playboy News has published another instalment of their "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" column. In this latest entry, Kuroda (Hugo) takes on TM (Q) in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

In the interview part of the column, Kuroda recounts the days he spent playing the Guilty Gear series. He also shares a particularly salty story about how Ogawa, a top Guilty Gear XX player who happened to frequent the arcade Kuroda went to, had copied his play style and technique to win at Super Battle Opera 2005 -- or so he claims.

But that story has a bit of an interesting twist at the end.

Watch Ryu make funny faces as he tells you why he's going to Shadowloo Showdown V; epic trailer ft. Kyle Herbert (voice of Ryu)

Shadowloo Showdown V is taking place from August 29 to 31 at the CQ Hotel in Melbourne, Australia.

And to tell you why you should consider making a trip there (or at least, reserve the weekend for watching the stream at home), tournament organiser Shadowlogic has brought out some very big guns.

They've recruited to their cause someone that even the almighty M. Bison could never bring over to his side.

I'm referring to, Mr. Street Fighter himself. The man. The legend. The protagonist. Ryu.

Check out the trailer for Shadowloo Showdown V, where Ryu makes funny faces (kudos to Michael Shiao Chen for the animation work) as he tells you, with his soul channeled through the vocal chords of Kyle Herbert (the real voice of Ryu), why he'll be at Shadowloo Showdown V.

Red Focus fails, amazing resets, and Abel puts on... Vega's mask? LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments 85 ft. Ultra Street Fighter 4, KI, and more

LiangHuBBB is back with another episode of his long-running Funny and Cool Moments compilation video series. And this time, the compilation features moments from Ultra Street Fighter 4 -- a first for the video series -- on top of the usual suspects.

In LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments 85, we not only get to see some amazing resets, god-like parrying in SF3: 3rd Strike, and numerous examples of glitches, but also some very interesting Red Focus fails.

Early on in the clip, for instance, we see two examples of the Red Focus Attack at work: one in which Chun-Li tries to fully absorb all of the hits in Zangief's Double Lariat special move, but fails to survive it; and another instance where Ryu fully absorbs his opponent's Shinku Hadouken and Metsu Hadouken moves back-to-back, and somehow survives.

Kuroda (Q) takes on Tominaga (Makoto) in a 1st-to-10 in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike; talks about his training regimen, inspired by baseball legend

Weekly Playboy News has published a new entry in their "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" special interview column.

In this week's entry, Kuroda goes head-to-head with Makoto maestro Tominaga in a first-to-10 with his main man, Q -- the character with which he started learning the game with, as he marveled and was influenced by top 3S player Riki's style of play.

In the interview part of the column, Kuroda also talks about his humble beginnings in Capcom's 1999 fighter, and the training he put himself through to develop his reflexes.

"In the beginning, my reflexes and ability to be in the zone, were not quite there yet," Kuroda says.

"For instance, in 3rd Strike Dudley has this Dart Short overhead that I'd always get hit by simply because I couldn't react fast enough to switch from a crouching block stance, to a standing one. As Dart Short's start-up is 13F (approximately 0.21 seconds), it is actually very possible to react to it consistently.

"Also, even if I did manage to block Dudley's overhead correctly, I would oftentimes be caught not knowing what to do after that. As it took all of my concentration to react to that 13F move, I often did not had the reactions to input something after blocking it right.

"And that's when I saw it, on a TV screen -- a 1968 baseball match where legendary pitcher Yutaka Enatsu faced off against batter Sadaharu Oh/Wang Zhenzhi."

Although Kuroda was not a fan of baseball, that particular baseball match would end up inspiring him and completely changing the way he thought about fighting games.

Find out why -- accompanied by the vs. Tominaga first-to-10 match videos -- after the break.

'Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet' Weekly Playboy News columns go over the top 3S player's beginnings, tracks his progress in Ultra Street Fighter 4

Before we even go into what these "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" columns are about, we should probably shed some light on what "Weekly Playboy News" actually is, first.

In Japan, publishing giant Shueisha owns the rights to the Playboy namesake, which they use to put out a weekly men's magazine -- Weekly Playboy -- that is really quite different in nature to the US publication of the same name.

And while the Weekly Playboy magazine is nonetheless naughty in nature, and does feature nudity, its Web presence, Weekly Playboy News, is more of a lifestyle and entertainment portal featuring content that is a little more well-rounded, and a tad bit more safer for work (though not a lot more).

Recently, the Weekly Playboy News portal has been running a series of columns where they interview Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike legend Kuroda, whom they're calling an "urban legend" amongst fighting gamers, on how he got his start in the game.

Three parts of the irregularly-published column has surfaced so far. And each one has Kuroda square off against a top fighting gamer (which explains the column's title), in either 3S or Ultra Street Fighter 4, on top of profiling Kuroda's past through interview snippets.

Hit the jump to read our brief, translated notes on Kuroda's humble beginnings as a fighting games player, and to watch Kuroda take on top players such as Vanawo (3S) and Eita (USF4) in first-to-10 sets.

Street Fighter: Assassin's Fist now available on Machinima, watch all 12 episodes at your leisure

It's been a long wait, but it's finally here. Who would've thought, a few years ago when it first appeared, that one really cool YouTube video would spawn a whole miniseries chronicling the journey of Ryu and Ken? Not this writer, at least.

But the time is here, and all episodes are now available. Hit the jump to check out the official livestream showing all of the episodes in a row, as well as a link to where you can watch them in your own time, as you please.


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