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Lupe Fiasco was supposed to play Sisqo in a Street Fighter 5 Canada Cup exhibition, but that's unfortunately no longer happening

Update: After a discussion with Canada Cup tournament organizer, Lap Chi Duong, we've found that the special announcement for Street Fighter 5 was an exhibition between rappers Lupe Fiasco and Sisqo.

We're very sorry to announce that will no longer be happening.

According to Duong, Sisqo actually stopped by Canada Cup in 2012 after performing at a nearby concert venue. He and Duong developed a bit of a relationship, and Sisqo recently agreed agreed to to play Fiasco this year.

Unfortunately scheduling conflicts, Sisqo will not be able to attend as planned. Duong has his fingers crossed that perhaps a future Canada Cup will see this exhibition come to fruition.

You'll see our previous story, as well as the music video for Thong Song below.

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Skullgirls is finally getting physical... Limited Run Games to produce limited edition hard copies for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita

First released in 2012, Skullgirls has been available only via digital download for the past four years. That's all changing very soon.

According to the official Skullgirls Facebook page, fans of the game will soon be able to get physical copies of the fighting game.

"We're teaming up with Limited Run Games to release a physical Limited Edition of #Skullgirls for PS4 and PS Vita! Pre-orders start next Monday, October 31st! As an added bonus, if we get at least 10,000 pre-orders combined we'll patch Japanese voices into the US and EU PS4, PS Vita and Steam releases!"

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Daigo - I've never thought 'This person is weak, so I can half-ass it'... Red Bull's 'Mind of a Beast' is on its way

It appears as though Red Bull has a new video on the way, this time highlighting the tournament habits and approach of BST|Daigo "The Beast" Umehara.

Red Bull recently released a teaser trailer for the upcoming "Mind of a Beast", which features Daigo offering statements about his approach to EVO.

Being one of the absolute best in just about any fighting game he touches, few would be more qualified than Daigo to say they come across players in tournaments whom they are not intimidated by. The Beast comments on this, saying he's never played halfheartedly at EVO, and never underestimates his foes.

Hit the jump below to see the trailer for Mind of a Beast.

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Ice triumphs over Leffen at Eclipse 2016 tournament - Let's analyze the matches

It seems that LG|Ice has been leveling up his game lately. His performance at the Eclipse 2016 tournament is certainly proof of that.

In particular, his matches against TSM|Leffen ended in quite the upset. Leffen was certainly the favored played expected to win between the two of them.

The first game seemed like it was swinging in Leffen's favor early on with his damage lead. Unfortunately for Leffen, the very moment that he found himself off stage Ice was able to seize it with a quick shine spike as if he were a shark that smelled blood in the water.

After this, it seemed Leffen went all out against Ice and started racking up a great deal of damage. Either Leffen ended up getting a little overzealous or he was still a little rattled from that first stock loss, as Leffen ended up self-destructing one of his stocks after dealing about 100% damage to Ice. The stock count was now 4 to 2 in favor of Ice.

In the end, Ice was able to take game one with two stocks remaining. The first two stocks of the game were deciding factors in game 1.

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That's one way to psyche out your opponent... Tournament competitor stretches by doing the splits before playing stream match

FeiLong86, I just want to say that you're awesome.

Back at the Capcom Pro Tour European regional finals, FeiLong86 went up against Ladose|Akram in an early Street Fighter 5 pools match. Before the match, the Juri player took the time to get out of his seat and get in a quick stretch.

It's not every day when the player sitting across from you drops down to do the splits for five seconds. This caught viewers by surprise, and as peculiar as it was, it certainly entertained us.

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Street Fighter 5 PC mods: Juri becomes Avatar's Princess Azula, Laura gets luxurious, and Ultimate Muscle Zangief

PC Best Mods returns with footage of more excellent Street Fighter 5 mods. Today's customization comes from brutalAce, THEJAMK and monkeygigabuster.

Featured in today's assortment of mods we have Juri as Princess Azula from Avatar (the air bender, not the blue folks), Laura in a luxurious outfit, and Zangief dressed as Kinnikuman from Ultimate Muscle.

Below are just a handful of screenshots to get you started.

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To see these mods in action, be sure to hit the jump. Download links can be found in each video's description.

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SNES had the superior sound chip, right? Savaged Regime's remix of Ken's SF2 theme for the Genesis may make you think of things a little differently

The Genesis' sound chip had a bit of an infamous existence.

While it definitely had its fans and share of rocking tunes, the Super Nintendo was often regarded as having the superior sound chip in the 16-bit consoles.

Enter Savaged Regime, who does some great reproductions on the Genesis Yamaha YM2612 chip, and Ken's remixed theme from Street Fighter 2 is no exception. Check it out.

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A tricky left/right mix up that beats 3-frame normals and both recovery options: Urien's EX Knee has more utility than you might think

In Street Fighter 5, Urien has a ton of tools that players are still exploring in order to find the best and most effective set ups. One such tool is his EX knee drop, a move that we actually haven't seen much tech for yet.

Rotbah aims to change that with this new video featuring a tricky left/right mix up.

After hitting Urien's BnB crouching HP into HP fireball, using EX knee can make it so that you either land in front or behind the opponent, depending on the direction you're holding.

If done correctly, not only will the opponent have to react to what side you're on, but hitting crouching heavy punch upon landing will hit meaty and beat 3-frame normals on wake up.

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This set up works on both normal and back recovery, can be made safe with another stock of meter, and varied for different combos. You can check out the full video below.

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Is Street Fighter 5's next brand new character being introduced this Winter? A big clue may have been right under our noses this whole time

Back when Street Fighter 5's London stage was first revealed over a year ago, fans spotted an interesting billboard in the background. For those who looked closely, a poster for a movie called "Secret Delta" could be seen featuring a character stuck in a blizzard wearing a hoodie.

The name written on the billboard reads "Eisbahn," which as HierophantG over on /r/StreetFighter pointed out at the time means "ice rink" in German.

You can see the billboard in the background of the London stage below.

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As we can see, the character's design seems to be fairly fleshed out. With a name attached to it and what looks to be some sort of ice-based powers, this could very well be a future fighter and not just a generic advertisement to occupy the stage's background.

But the plot thickens.

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Sexy, funny and WTF Halloween fighting game character costumes

The annual EventHubs Halloween costume gallery is back again for 2016.

Every year we feature some sexy, funny and WTF Halloween costumes for fighting game characters you can find in stores.

We found so many images this year, we split it into two galleries, so check back again to see the second gallery.

You'll also find some of our favorites from prior years included below.

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Street Fighter 5 allows players to express themselves more than Street Fighter 4 did - PR Balrog explains his likes and dislikes for SF5

Yesterday we shared with you part one of our exclusive interview with EG|PR Balrog. The Evil Genius has recently been showing new life in his Street Fighter 5 performances, and so we got a little one on one time with him to ask how he feels about the game now, and what he's hoping will change in season two.

We conclude our interview today, kicking things off with the ever important question: "Are you having fun with Street Fighter 5?"

PR Balrog: Yes and no.

Yes because I feel that a lot of players can express themselves with the characters in this game more than in USF4 which was more automatic due to OS and back dash. In other words when I play this game I can have a glimpse on how the person is in real life. I find joy in that (laughs).

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Street Fighter 5 servers scheduled to be down for maintenance for six hours on 10/25

We jumped onto Street Fighter 5 just a few minutes ago to find that Capcom is planning a scheduled maintenance session on Tuesday, 10/25.

Servers are projected to be down for a total of six hours, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. PDT:

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We're not sure exactly what kind of maintenance will be performed, but we'll keep you updated as we find out.

Red Bull Proving Grounds results ft. Dieminion, ChrisG, Sabin, Filipinoman

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We're a little over a month away from Capcom Cup, and players find themselves scrambling for the fleeting final spots in the prestigious competition.

Today we passed another mile marker on the road to the North American Regional Finals as another Proving Grounds event played out in Southern California. The competition included names such as Dieminion, ChrisG, Filipinoman, TS|Sabin and ROM.

Top 8 is scheduled to play out at 3:30 PDT. We've got the live stream for you to follow along with, as well as early results and battle logs below.

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Where my hitbox gone? This sequence is demoralizing for Dhalsim players, hilariously depressing for everyone else

If you run into Flako any time in the near future, please be sure to offer your condolences for what you are about to see.

The Dhalsim main recently uploaded some footage of a match against a Ken player wherein, despite Flako's perfect read, set up and execution of plan, he loses to an air Hurricane Kick.

The animation for Hurricane Kicks, or Tatsus, in Street Fighter have been pretty consistent throughout the game's history. One foot spins around the character's body while the other stays stationary directly below them.

Ken's Tatsu in Street Fighter 5 has some exceptional lower body invincibility, which apparently covers his entire stationary leg. Flako pressures his foe into a forward jump to escape the flaming trap on the ground, he meets Ken in the air with seemingly perfectly-timed normal to close out the round. Things do not go his way in the slightest.

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Leffen and Ice perform a perfectly synced punish on their opponents during a team battle tournament match

They say that the best team is a team that can work together as if they were one perfectly in synced individual rather than two separate people. The better you know your teammate(s) in a game and the better that he/she/they know you, the better your performance will be.

Something rather funny happened during the Eclipse 2 Tournament in Norway. With both players playing Fox, they performed the exact same punish against their opponents in a two vs. two match at the same time.

It seems that Leffen and Ice have broken down the barriers that exist between their minds and were able to perform a sequence of events almost completely in sync at the exact same time. It was almost as if only one player was controlling both characters at the same time.

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