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The winner of Ed Boon's poll asking which fighting game needs a comeback the most will probably surprise you

Update: Ed Boon's poll asking which fighting game franchise is in need of a comeback has ended with over 130,000 votes cast and one series taking up almost 50 percent of the responses — though it may not be the one you'd expect. Original story and poll results follow.

Co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series, Ed Boon, took to Twitter this morning to prompt fans with a very interesting question. The NetherRealm Studios director is currently asking his fans (at the time of writing this) what fighting game needs a comeback the most.

At this point in time, Boon has generated a poll giving fans four different options to choose from. Each of these games tends to be a major fan favorite, making the choice a tough one.

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Smash World Tour NA Northwest Ultimate Online Qualifier live stream ft. Skittles, Pandarian, Middy, Big D, Lemmon, Exodia, rm8, JeJaJeJa and more

The Smash World Tour is back again this week with another qualifier, this one focused on the Northwest region of North America.

Notable players set to participate include Skittles, Clarity|Pandarian, Clarity|Middy, CACAW|Big D, Lemmon, Exodia, CW|rm8, TE|JeJaJeJa, Alphicans, Dragoomba, Dominique, Jbandrew and many more.

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Capcom Pro Tour 2021 North America West 1 live stream ft. Justin Wong, Nephew, XSK Samurai, JB, Alex Myers, ChrisCCH, Commander Jesse, YaNoob and more

Update: This story is being updated with live results as they occur.

The 2021 round of the Capcom Pro Tour continues this week with the first installmanet for the North America West region.

Notable players participating include Justin Wong, Nephew, XSK Samurai, JB, Alex Myers, UYU|ChrisCCH, Commander Jesse, YaNoob, Dankadillas, iQ|Mira, iQ|EliTheCurry, LPN, stupendous, BlarrLad, Flaquito, Mario, PRO7OTYPE, Luigi and many more.

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Here's how to touch of death with 2 combos as Gill, Rose and Ibuki in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as showcased by LPN

LPN has been uploading videos highlighting touch of death sequences in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. These videos showcase how to deal insane amounts of damage with Gill, Rose and Ibuki.

Keep in mind that these touch of death sequences actually consist of two combos, but the first combo will always provide a mix up opportunity to allow the second combo. As expected, the opponent gets stunned part way through the second combo, which enables the touch of death sequence to happen.

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Rumor: New Dragon Ball Super movie to be revealed tomorrow, what could this mean for future Dragon Ball FighterZ content?

It's been over two years since Dragon Ball Super: Broly was released. Apparently, Toei Animation is revving up to announce a sequel to the Dragon Ball Super movie on "Goku Day" — tomorrow.

According to DBSChronicles (via CBR), Toei Animation Europe posted an announcement on May 5 about a surprise announcement of a new Dragon Ball Super movie that's coming in 2022. This announcement was actually supposed to happen on May 9, but Toei Animation Europe revealed details early by accident.

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Bizarre sequence has Hibiki comboing a counter into a counter against a single attack in Samurai Shodown

Samurai Shodown's newest DLC fighter, Hibiki Takane, is quite the unique addition to the roster. Her counter, the Heavenly Being Blade, in particular is especially noteworthy as it is capable of attacking opponents even if she activates this move against a projectile.

Because of how it interacts with projectiles, Hibiki's counter can actually be comboed into itself in certain scenarios. This interaction was recently shown by Charlie0816 against Genjuro's projectile.

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Martial artists attempt to pull off Liu Kang's bicycle kick, Sindel's booty attack, and 13 other difficult Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate techniques

We've seen professional martial artists try to recreate attacks and sequences from games like Tekken, Street Fighter, and Mortal Kombat in real life before, but Gemma and Noah from Gamology have requested particularly difficult techniques this time around.

Liu Kang's iconic bicycle kick, Sindel's booty bump, Fujin's 720 degree hook kick, and 10 other difficult attacks from Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate come to life as these experts try to pull them off.

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Capcom actually had to pay Namco to use the name 'Street Fighter...' and still may be doing so today according to SF2 producer Yoshiki Okamoto

Capcom's iconic Street Fighter franchise kicked off back in 1987 with the arcade version of the very first title, but when Street Fighter was ported to the TurboGrafx-16 for home console use, the name was curiously altered to "Fighting Street."

This factoid is little more than a bit of cute Street Fighter trivia these days, but recent clarifying remarks from Street Fighter 2 producer Yoshiki Okamoto apparently reveal the reason for this odd change: Capcom didn't own the rights to the "Street Fighter" name... and very well still might not.

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A reaction-heavy spacing character whose Rage mode may well be the best in the game — EventHubs Hibiki review

Last week, the latest new character joined Samurai Shodown for its third season and it's another guest character, though this one is a bit more welcome to fans of the series as well as SNK as a whole. The character in question is of course Hibiki Takane from SNK's other weapon-based fighting game, The Last Blade, and she's no stranger to fighting game crossovers, having previously been one of the SNK representatives in Capcom vs. SNK 2.

Although Samurai Shodown isn't quite as different from The Last Blade as something like Capcom vs. SNK 2 was, it was still quite obviously necessary to adjust Hibiki quite a bit for her debut in the former series. While you may think that it'd be a seamless transition due to both series having similar settings, the two actually play quite differently and a lot of tweaks had to be made to how Hibiki works for her Samurai Shodown debut. So how does she fit in as a member of the current-gen SNK swordfighting flagship? I put a good deal of hours in with Hibiki after her release in order to answer just that question, and here's what I've found.

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Hero player prays to RNG gods and makes miraculous recovery from certain death during Super Smash Bros. Ultimate match

One of the most unique characters in all of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Hero, brought a whole bunch of controversy with him thanks to his relatively randomly generated abilities. While Hero hasn't made too big of a splash since his introduction back in 2019, we do have some footage of an incredible sequence wherein the RNG goes very much in his favor.

A player by the name of Jakarotto recently posted footage of their surviving what should have been certain death. Hero winds up beneath the stage in no man's land, but the perfect combination of luck and skill sees him make a miraculous recovery.

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All but 6 characters can probably win tournaments in Street Fighter 5 now according to 18th-ranked CFN Warlord, check out JustAKid's tier list here

Tier list season rages on as players are growing increasingly confident in their understanding of Street Fighter 5's latest meta. Today we're taking a look at one of the hottest up and coming players in North America, JustAKid, a Warlord who is ranked in the top 20 of the global CFN and made an appearance on the first season of Capcom's NA Street Fighter League.

JustAKid is a Juri faithful, meaning he's been playing in a fairly uphill battle for most all of his SF5 career. Using a lower tier fighter makes his accomplishments all the more deserved, however, and so look to his recently posted tier list opinions with must interest.

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Did you know Final Fight's Mike Haggar was referenced in Street Fighter 3 despite never being playable in a Street Fighter game?

Mike Haggar has a long legacy in the world of Capcom games. Making his debut back in 1989 with the original Final Fight, Haggar has gone on to make more playable appearances in the series' titles and find a presence in several other Capcom games.

Oddly enough, the mayor of Metro City has never made his way into a main Street Fighter title as a playable character, but he has been referenced and even made a small cameo in some of them before. Top Hat Gaming Man recently put together an extensive history on the pro wrestler turned politician, and in it we learn more about Haggar's history with the Street Fighter franchise.

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The world's best Super Smash Bros. Melee Yoshi player completely shuts down Fox's recovery in this must see play

Super Smash Bros. Melee is one of those long-running games that pretty much has the competitive side of it carved out for it. There are a handful of characters that are known for being the top tiers, and generally you see them up and down the major tournament scene with only small deviations away from them here and there.

While Yoshi does make some appearances in competitive play, his top level representation is limited, and thus we see a lot less of his higher level techniques than we would a Fox or Sheik. But this recent clip from VGBC|aMSa brings us a look at a killer edge guarding sequence from the undisputed best Melee Yoshi player in the world.

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Visually impaired artist Zenkiro can draw a mean Street Fighter character

We're sharing the beautiful artwork of Zenkiro today as the fighting game fan has drawn some gorgeous takes on characters from Street Fighter, Guilty Gear, and X-Men vs. Street Fighter.

The 24 year old that they're somewhat visually impaired, which makes it all the more impressive that they can pull off such stunning works.

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Cammy has won both Capcom Pro Tour events and is making waves on Twitter, should the Street Fighter 5 scene be worried yet?

While the majority of the Street Fighter 5 community seems to agree that Cammy is one of, if not the best character on the roster right now, there's most certainly been debate about whether or not she's in problem territory.

She's a matter-of-fact top pick for many of the pro-player tier lists that have come out in Season 5, has been making waves on Twitter as community members express some distaste for her strengths, and she's now won both of the Capcom Pro Tour events in 2021. We brought all of this up on the latest episode of the EventHubs Podcast, and have the specific discussion clipped below.

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A player aptly named 'Combo God' figured out how to pull off a 146% monstrosity in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate with Shang Tsung

If you're all about combos, look no further than ComboGodGaming, a channel that's devoted to coming up with and showcasing the swaggiest and hardest-hitting sequences possible.

The game of choice is Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, the character is Shang Tsung, and the damage is out of this world. Though it's almost certainly never going to be pulled off in a tournament match, this whopper lops off more than a full health bar at 146%.

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Umbrella character teaser trailer for Skullgirls 2nd Encore released

The next character to join the roster of Skullgirls 2nd Encore and Skullgirls Mobile is none other than Umbrella.

Umbrella is the younger sister of Parasoul, and carries around a living weapon by the name of Hungern. She will have a unique mechanic in that she must feed Hungern during the fight, and the more she does so, the more the pair powers up.

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