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95 trials, 1 hand – Watch this player attempt to tackle Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition's challenges one appendage down

Remember when Evo Moment 37 was first done, then done again with one hand by Desk, and then done yet again by a blindfolded Nuki? While all of those moments are impressive, RukuraiMedia1 has decided to give some one-handed attention to some other difficult inputs in Third Strike: the character trials.

While he doesn't manage to complete every trial, he still impressively pulls off quite a few extremely difficult ones. It's also exciting to watch his hand quickly jump from stick to button in a mad dash to hit the necessary combinations.

To find out which combos have been handled and which ones he's left as a challenge to viewers, check out the video below.

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Ugly sweaters, Blanka socks, coffee mugs, and more: Capcom UK shares their favorite Street Fighter themed Christmas gift ideas

Are you hoping to give your FGC friends and family some great gifts this Christmas, but can't quite figure out what to get them? Well, have no fear; Capcom UK is here to help!

Today, a video rounding up the best Street Fighter themed X-Mas gifts has hit the interwebs, and there are a number of great choices here. You'll find everything from a SF2 coffee mug to a wicked Chun-Li statue, along with links pointing to where you can pick each item up yourself.

Our favorite is this painfully ugly (yet awesome) Street Fighter Christmas sweater. I... must have it...


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Check out the video below, and let us know which gift ideas are your favorite!

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Daigo loses to Alex Valle's Hugo 2-0, Velociraptor smashes his fightstick, moment #37 recreated - highlights from 37|Reloaded

37|Reloaded -- a tournament made to celebrate the 10th anniversary of EVO moment #37 -- took place this past weekend, and much like any stacked event, there were a slew of great moments that took place.

This particular tournament was literally packed with highlight-worthy moments, and it almost felt like every match had something worth sharing. But alas! We cannot give the spotlight to every moment (if you want to see that, you can check out the stream archives). So, tonight we bring to you some of our favorite occurrences from 37|Reloaded.

During the finals day, MCZ|Daigo ran a series of exhibition matches with a handful of players also in attendance. The Beast's final opponent in these 2-out-of-3 sets was none other than long time rival, LU|Alex Valle.

Daigo selected his trademark Evil Ryu, as expected, and instead of going with the heroic counterpart, Valle opted to choose Hugo. Considering that the giant grappler is among the worst characters in Ultra Street Fighter 4, many felt this wasn't too wise a decision. But Valle begged to differ...


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Alex Valle's Hugo trampled Umehara with a convincing 2-0 victory. His footsies and setups were on point, and just look at that corner control in the GIF above!

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Moment 37|Reloaded results feat. Daigo, Justin Wong, BAS, Sanford Kelly, Alex Valle, Mike Watson & more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Moment 37|Reloaded is kicking off today from Pomona, California and the over the course of this weekend we can expect some top-quality fighting game action.

This tournament celebrates the 10th anniversary of the legendary EVO moment #37, and the players that took part in that infamous Daigo parry are going to be in attendance to create some new incredible moments.

MCZ|Daigo, EG|Justin Wong, D44|BAS, SteamCo|Sanford Kelly, LU|Alex Valle, Watson, and many others will be competing this weekend in games such as Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Capcom vs. SNK 2, and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. We'll also see an exhibition between the same two players that made EVO moment #37 possible, so you'll definitely want to tune in.

The live stream is underway, so check it out below.

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Justin Wong: EVO moment #37 may have helped save the FGC as many games were dying at the time, it brought some new life to the scene

EventHubs' very own John "Velociraptor" Guerrero had the chance to catch up with EG|Justin Wong today at the Moment 37|Reloaded tournament to pick his brain on his upcoming Street Fighter 3 Third Strike rematch against MCZ|Daigo Umehara.

Justin remembers more simple times in the FGC, and talks about how both players skills have dropped off since EVO moment #37, but he's looking forward to possibly reenacting the infamous scene.

Wong also feels that EVO moment #37 may have helped save the FGC, as many games were dying at the time and it brought some new life to the scene.

You can find the full interview below.

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Why I taught fighting games' most famous moment to my college composition class

Despite spending evenings masquerading as an online warrior named “GentlemanTryken” in Ultra Street Fighter 4, most people throughout my day refer to me as Professor Tullis. I teach English, reiterating to a diverse student population how to format essays, argue logically, and interpret literature. This sounds like an easy gig—and sometimes it is—but there exists an almost insurmountable barrier that tries to prevent me from connecting my love of communication with my students. I've learned to call this blockade “a lack of interest”.

The first day of class in Comp. 1 is particularly problematic. Many of my students are fresh out of high school. Some of them have been spoon fed Shakespeare, To Kill a Mockingbird, and other state required texts. More than a few have little knowledge of active reading or good writing. Furthermore, the first day of the semester is usually all business. It's where the professor usually goes over their syllabus and discusses class expectations, which is also extremely important.

So how do you shake up the routine in students who've been going through the same day one lecture over and over again, who've grown up in an age where communication is flaunted all around us, but hardly anyone is effectively communicating?

My Answer: You show them EVO Moment #37.

Keep reading below to continue the editorial.

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The most powerful Street Fighter can only be matched by Ingrid from Fighting Evolution - Capcom UK shares top 5 strongest characters in the franchise

The Street Fighter franchise is known for having some truly powerful fighters among its ranks. Characters can shoot plasma from their palms, deliver bone-shattering attacks, soar into the sky with spinning kicks, and much more. It's safe to say that the average human isn't capable of such feats and Street Fighter's world warriors are incredibly strong beings. But which characters are the strongest?

Capcom UK has released a video that lists the top 5 candidates in order of strength, based on their backstories and their attributes.

We all know that Akuma is one of the strongest characters in the franchise, but the other four characters listed here are quite interesting. Capcom Europe's Matt Edwards, the company rep presenting this video, mentions that the only character who may have a chance at challenging the strongest on this list is Ingrid from Capcom Fighting Evolution.

Below you will find out which characters Capcom feels are the absolute most powerful in the franchise. Check out the video list below and let us know what you think in the comments below!

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Absolute Battle 5 results ft. Snake Eyez, Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, RayRay, Angelic, Jan, Ranmasama and more

Update: This story has been updated with final results, battle logs and a stream archive.

This weekend, Absolute Battle 5 is upon us, and will be streaming tournament action live from Dallas, Texas.

Games present at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Players you can expect to see competing are Snake Eyez, EG|Ricky Ortiz, Filipino Champ, CTRL|RayRay, BT|Angelic, Boost|Jan, Ranmasama, Busby, CJ Showstopper, TFA|OMG Itz Andre and more.

The event will also include a series of exhibition matches called "Ultimate Fight Night", in both Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3. Streaming duties of the event are being handled by PandaXGaming, SaltyMayhem and VersusGameplay.

Hit the jump for the stream action.

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The best 'Funny & Cool Moments' of 2014 from Persona 4 Arena, Ultra Street Fighter 4, sF2, SF3, KOF, MK and more -- LiangHuBBB's latest

LiangHuBBB's latest Funny & Cool Moments video isn't just full of all the crazy things that make playing fighting games (and watching them) so enjoyable this time.

For this compilation the vid maker has went through all of the series' pasts episodes for 2014 to sieve out the cream of the crop. If you aren't yet a religious fan of LiangHuBBB's, then there's bound to be quite a few spectacles here that will amaze you. And for those of you who've already seen all of his videos, you get to relive all of the best moments one more time, just before the year is done.

The Best of Funny & Cool Moments 2014 (ep. 87) opens with an amazing comeback from Jahn Lee in Dead or Alive 5, and continues with an astounding Persona 4 Arena match where the fight and eventual KO happens off-screen.

And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out the video below.

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Fantastic Dudley bust fits perfectly into the mansion of almost any gentleman

Are you a Street Fighter fan living in a posh mansion? Are you missing that perfect, classy piece on your grand piano that says, "Yes, why I do fight like a gentleman"? Well, look no further for the solution of your first world problems. RGM501, an artist over at DeviantArt, has recently released pictures of what his limited edition Dudley bust looks like painted.

While the design of the 1/4 scale bust is absolutely fitting for the character, seeing the boxer fully painted makes him look as if he just stepped out of Street Fighter III (with only his face and torso intact, mind you). Sadly, if you were looking to buy one of these creations from RGM to paint for yourself, you'll have to get in line. They are sold out.

But that doesn't mean you can't admire the craftsmanship in the photo below.

GamerBee, Ryan Hart, and HooDaMan share their greatest losses, victories, favorite games, and more in the Pro Tour's latest spotlights

Capcom Fighters returns with another great set of Pro Tour player spotlights for your viewing pleasure. This time around, AVM|GamerBee, DIG|Ryan Hart, and pH|Hoodaman sit down to talk about their greatest losses, favorite Capcom fighting games, and more.

In GamerBee's video he recalls his greatest loss -- his defeat at the hand of Infiltration during the EVO 2012 Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition v2012 grand finals. "I didn't expect Infiltration to be so dominating," GamerBee said. "He did everything right."

On the other side of the coin, HooDaMan reveals that beating EG|Justin Wong in a FT5 online set was his greatest victory, and despite how great Ryan Hart is in the SF4 series, he still feel Street Fighter 3 Third Strike is his favorite game.

Catch all that and more in the videos below.

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Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, and more discounted this week on PlayStation Store

For all you PlayStation gamers looking for something to play this weekend, you're in luck. Starting today, a slew of Capcom fighting games are available at a discounted price over on the North American PlayStation Store.

Games such as Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike: Online Edition, and more can be purchased for up to 75% off. The most expensive game you'll find here costs $9.99, with the majority coming in at around $4.99.

You can find a full breakdown of the Capcom fighters currently on sale, below.

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Who is the best ranked character across all Street Fighter games? Find out which champions reign supreme in USF4, SF3 3S, SSFT2/HDR

Last month we determined which characters ranked as the worst in each of the main Street Fighter games: Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix, and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo. Not only that, but we also took a look at who was the absolute worst character throughout each of the four titles. Tonight, however, we're revealing who is the best of the best.

Using the tiers section right here on EventHubs, we determined not only who the best character in each Street Fighter game is, but also figured out which character is the absolute best spanning across the aforementioned Street Fighter titles by comparing their tier score average.

In order to calculate this average score we simply took the raw tier score for each character and divided that by the number of characters on their respective game's roster.

Below you will find a list of the four best characters, with both raw tier score / average tier score, and a few statistics showing how much these characters are used.

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Shadowloo Showdown 2014 results, stream archive, battle logs ft. GamerBee, Ryan Hart, Filipino Champ, Rico Suave, Armada, Shungoku Neurosis and more

Updated: This story has been updated with results and battle logs for day 2 of Shadowloo Showdown.

Once more, it's time for the biggest tournament of the year down under -- Shadowloo Showdown is taking place in Melbourne, Australia for the fifth year running, and a lot of notable people are set to show up.

Among the registered entrants, we have AvM|Gamerbee, DIG|Ryan Hart, Filipino Champ, MOR|Rico Suave, EMP|Armada, Shungoku Neurosis, Latif, BE|Abegen, RF, KOK, Shiro, Lucky and many more.

Games set to be played at the event include Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, King of Fighters 13, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Project M, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, BlazBlue: Chronophantasma, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown and Dive Kick.

You can find the live stream below.

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Kuroda plays Ibuki, Alex in 1st-to-10 Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike sets against Kaeru (Dudley), Macchi (Akuma)

It's been a while since we caught up with Weekly Playboy News's "Kuroda Throws Down the Gauntlet" series of columns.

In the latest two installments of the column, Kuroda plays some Alex and Ibuki in first-to-ten sets against his pals Kaeru (Dudley) and Macchi (Akuma), respectively, in Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

As always, the videos in each installment are accompanied by a lengthy chat between a WPB News editor and Kuroda on the latter's good old days -- let us know if that's something you'd be interested in; we just might circle back to this in the near future to bring you some summarized excerpts from the interviews.

In the meantime, enjoy these great SF3:3S sets, and a bonus set in Ultra Street Fighter 4 where Kuroda Ryu) takes on Jyobin (Ryu).

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