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Fan remakes classic Street Fighter intros with modern assets, and they are amazing

In past Street Fighter games there existed special character intros for specific match ups. If Alex and Hugo went up against each other in Third Strike, they'd stand chest to chest staring each other down until the other flinched.

There were several of these types of intros over the years, but in recent times Capcom has gone away from adding these interactions into their fighting titles. As always, when a gaming company doesn't put their resources into something, fans take it upon themselves to make it, and that's what we have here today.

Known for their excellent video editing skills, YouTube user sigmaG19 recreated some of these classic intros using modern assets. With models and graphics from recent games, we see some of our favorite interactions as they might look if they were in the latest Capcom fighters.

These scenes utilize character models, stages, and animations from Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5. We see such intros as Adon and Sagat's clash from the Alpha series, Evil Ryu vs. Akuma, the aforementioned Hugo and Alex stare down, and more.

Each remade intro is fantastic, and we can't help but feel nostalgic and hopeful that one day we might see something like this return in Street Fighter 5.

Just yesterday, we saw sigmaG19's suggestions for changes in Street Fighter 5. These included new mechanics to help with combo expansion, additional Critical Arts, and more.

Below are a handful of screenshots to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the intros in action.

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Well, that's weird... Akuma can't be hit by Raging Demon when he's recovering from Critical Art in Street Fighter 5

In fighting games, super moves are large, hard-hitting attacks that, when used raw, generally leave the aggressor open to a large counter attack. In Street Fighter 5, this is no different, but things don't always go as planned.

In a recent clip sent to us by RebornOdin, we see that Akuma has a bit of trouble punishing himself in the mirror match. If Akuma's ground pound Critical Art is blocked, the defending Akuma apparently can't punish the recovery with a Raging Demon -- an even more powerful super Akuma has access to when in V-Trigger.

As we see in the footage, Akuma activates V-Trigger after blocking the attack, fires right into the Raging Demon, and well... nothing happens. He slides across the floor of the stage only to push the other Akuma back a little bit instead of scoring big damage.

Because Akuma's ground pound super recovers somewhat quickly, Raging Demon is one of the best options for a punish here. However, as we can see... no dice.

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Combofiend and Yipes give Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 a proper send off in an EVO 2017 first to five

Once upon a time they shook the scene with their incredible plays and memorable personas, but are Combofiend and IFC Yipes still able to perform like they once did?

Though the action was top tier throughout EVO this year, as it virtually always is, things didn't stop or slow once the main venue closed its doors.

This year at the EVO Bar Fights after party, hosted by Cross Counter, these two Marvel titans faced off in a first to five UMvC3 send off set.

Things actually begin with a full on mirror match as both players go with Nova, Dr. Strange and Spencer (though not in the same order). Has Combofiend spent too long developing and not enough time practicing? Is Yipes looking more toward the future, having lost his precision? Perhaps they're both still in top form?

Everything about this bout was old school MvC3, as Floe and Viscant even jumped on commentary to call the match.

Just as a heads up, the video includes some dead space at the end. This is purposefully done as it masks when the actual first to five is ending.

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Furia Tica 2017 results ft. Flash, Mono, ElTigre, Gabo

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Just to make sure that the Capcom Pro Tour is active in each of its four regions this weekend, there's another CPT event taking place in Costa Rica.

Of course, this event has Capcom Pro Tour points for the Latin American scoreboard on the line.

Furia Tica 2017 will mainly focus on Street Fighter 5, but it'll also tournaments in King of Fighters 14, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 and Tekken 7.

Also worth noting is that the King of Fighters 14 tournament is sponsored by SNK KoF World and Yasuyuki Oda, the game's producer, with $600 added to the game's prize.

Players participating in the event include Flash, ESPR|Mono, VS|ElTigre, ON|Gabo, Doomsnake507 and many more.

Streaming is being done at True Challengers.

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Salem and Mistake choreograph a performance, Mr. R and Mistake KO each other at the same time, while Nairo is the two time champ

Super Smash Con 2017's Smash 4 tournament is now over with. We have another set of highlights as a result.

Salem and Mistake conducted a very impressive choreograph before two of their matches begun. We have to imagine that this was rehearsed before hand.

What's especially worth noting is that these movements occurred during the actual matches. These were not button checks.

There's definitely quite a bit of trust between Salem and Mistake for them to pull this off. If one of them really wanted to, they could've taken a cheap shot on the other for an early advantage.

They are both skilled Bayonetta mains so they definitely have that in common. These type of players certainly enjoy style.

In any event, these were some rather awesome intros.


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Summer Jam XI results ft. Punk, SonicFox, NuckleDu, Dragon

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got yet another great Big E event in store for us this weekend, with Summer Jam XI taking place in Cherry Hill, New Jersey.

This is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event, as well as a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series, a Challenger event in the Tekken World Tour and also has points on the line for the Dead or Alive Battle Royale Circuit.

At this event, you can expect to see tournament play in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, ARMS, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo and Vampire Savior.

Players attending include FOX|SonicFox, PG|Punk, Liquid|NuckleDu, Noble|Dragon, CYG|Snake Eyez, UGS|XCaliburBladez, FOX|Justin Wong, Streamme|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, HoneyBee, FOX|Theo, ITS|JoeyFury, CYG|PR Balrog, VS|KoDee, 801 Strider, Tempo|Alex Myers, VS|Pokchop, Fable|NYCFab, Noble|Semiij, PG|Hayatei, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|ForeverKing, Noble|iLuusions, FOX|Scar, BrianF, Method|MikeandIke, NG|Obscure, OG|Shine, BxA|StarCharger, Method|SylverRye, NS|Ludovic, F3|Alucard and many more.

Streaming is being done at NetherRealm, Bifuteki, Funky P, KPB Live, TSB Blaze, Kombat Network and Atari FGC.

With over 100 participants each in Injustice 2, Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7, you'd best be ready to see some intense matches coming up.

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Super Smash Con 2017 results ft. ZeRo, Salem, Hungrybox, Mango

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The biggest Super Smash Bros. event in a while is coming up this weekend, with Super Smash Con 2017 taking place in Chantilly, Virginia.

This event will have Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. 64 and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, with singles and doubles events for each, as well as a Rivals of Aether tournament.

The biggest talent in the world is gathered for this event, with huge names all over the place, including TSM|ZeRo, MVG|Salem, Liquid|Hungrybox, C9|Mango, FOX|Mew2King, TSM|Leffen, FOX|MKLeo, NRG|Nairo, RNG|Dabuz, C9|Ally, MSF|Larry Lurr, PG|Plup, CLG|SFAT, P1|CaptainZack, BC|Mr. R, G2|Westballz, 2GG|Komorikiri, LG|Abadango, Tempo|Axe, P1|Tweek, DNG|Kameme, RNG|Swedish Delight, Frys|Wizzrobe, CLG|PewPewU, SPY|Nintendude, PG|MVD, CLG|VoiD, Liquid|ChuDat, YP|Fatality, PG|Esam, RvL|Mr. E, Balance|DruggedFox, SS|Colbol, SPY|MacD, EG|Zinoto, StDx|Falln, DizzKidBoogie, KirbyKaze Samsora, Locus, KHJ, Liquid|Chillin, HugS and many, many more.

With such a large amount of top tier talent showing up, there will undoubtedly be more hype matches than we can even count, so make sure to stay glued to that screen for this weekend.

Also worth of note is that this is the biggest Super Smash Bros. Wii U tournament of the year so far, with a whopping 1531 entrants showing up to battle it out.

Streaming is being handled by VG Boot Camp, VG Boot Camp 2, Melee Everyday and MVG League.

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Yipes brings the boxer commentary for the Balrog mirror, Punk disrespects with a series of overheads, and more

Summer Jam 2017's Street Fighter 5 tournament has come to its conclusion. It was quite an interesting event that had a number of cool moments.

Our first highlight takes a look at a match between PG|Punk and PIE|Kami. Punk was, of course, using his Karin while Kami was utilizing Necalli.

Punk was doing a good job of pushing Kami into the corner. His superior footsies game was definitely evident.

He was obviously keeping an eye on his super meter. You get the sense that Punk was waiting for Kami to perform a very specific action.

Apparently he was waiting for Kami to perform Necalli's stomp attack. It has a bit of startup to it...

Punk was able to interrupt the special cancel from crouching medium punch into the stomp with his Critical Art.


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Axe channels Armada as he plays Young Link against HungryBox, Mew2King's Zelda prays for victory, and more

The Super Smash Bros. Melee tournament for Super Smash Con 2017 has now finished. There are many fun moments that need to be highlighted.

While most of these highlights come from the top eight portion of the tournament that happened today, there are a couple of moments from yesterday that deserve some attention.

The first highlight focuses on a match between Llod and Zain. It had a rather unique ending.

Melee tends to be a game that is well known for rewarding very aggressive play. You very rarely see time overs during tournaments.

This is actually one of the main reasons why many players preferred to stick it out with Melee rather than swapping their attention to Brawl, when it came out. And yet, this match ended due to time running out.

While Llod tried to go after Zain when he stalled for that remaining bit of time off-stage, he wasn't able to catch him in time...


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Ayano announces 8-man Street Fighter 5 invitational at Tokyo Game Show with 1 million yen prize for first place

Yesterday at Japan Cup, Capcom Producer Tomoaki Ayano announced that in addition to the hype of Tokyo Game Show this year, there will be a special eight man invitational bout with a hefty prize pool.

The Shoryuken Tournament at TGS 2017 will be held on September 24th at 3 p.m. Japan time (September 24th at 2 a.m. PDT) and will grant the first and second place finishers 1,000,000 ($9,160 USD) and 500,000 yen respectively.

There will be four Japanese competitors, Topanga winner AW|Nemo, EVO champion FOX|Tokido, RB|Bonchan and GRPT|Fuudo.

Singapore and Taiwan will have representation via RZR|Xian and ZW|GamerBee respectively, and America will have two of its boys in the fight with second place EVO finisher, PG|Punk, and Capcom Cup champ, Liquid|NuckleDu.

With this group of names, it's hard to give much advantage to any one player, but do you have a favorite or two? Let us know in the comments who you think will take it all, as well as who you'd hope to take it all if those two answers differ.

Contributions to this story made by Nicholas "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor. Photo courtesy of Chris Bahn.

Xian and his Ibuki ascend to new levels as they mix up, reset and explode their enemies; VS Fighting highlights

The dust and bomb explosion flames have settled at VS Fighting in Birmingham, and though many competitors brought their best, the day very clearly went to RZR|Xian.

Xian brought his Ibuki to big time notoriety back at Final Round 20, where he wowed audiences by realizing the potential with the character that many had only been speculating about.

Since that time, he's still been a force to be reckoned with, but hasn't quite had the dominating presence we saw at the Pro Tour's first 2017 event.

That changed today as his performance was one for the record books. Xian's presence of mind was evident through both his offense and defense, as he seemed ready to field any and all incoming attacks, and turn them into the oppressive mix up situations we're all used to seeing from Ibuki.

We've grabbed some highlights from VS, most of which feature the Singaporean player, to help you relive the hype that was top eight at VS Fighting.

Our first highlight features Xian as he continues to make Ibuki's mix ups feel fresh and just as threatening as ever. Watch how he opens up exceL|Hurricane in the clip below:


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VS Fighting 2017 results ft. JDCR, Saint, Xian, Luffy

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Fighting game action is going on all across the globe this weekend - for European viewers, the most time-zone friendly option is obviously VS Fighting 2017, which takes place in Birmingham, UK.

This tournament is a big deal for several games, as it's a Master event for the Tekken World Tour, a Premier event for the Injustice 2 Pro Series and a Ranking event for the Capcom Pro Tour.

A bunch of stellar competitors from all across the world have decided to show up, so the local talent definitely have their work cut out for them.

You can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Saint, RZR|Xian, RB|Luffy, Mouz|Problem X, Rogue|Slayer, Method|Packz, MD|MisterCrimson, Infused|ImStillDaDaddy, NASR|TekkenMaster, RNG|Whiteboi, Method|Cobelcog, Biohazard, Epsilon|Takamura, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, TDG|Fergus, PND|Madzin, Aris|Nivek, Infused|Afii, Epsilon|Brick, Prophecy|Shivryuken, Infused|Shakz and many more fighting for the points in their game of choice.

Besides the three aforementioned games, the tournament also hosts Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Streaming is being handled by Tekken, NetherRealm, Electronic Dojo, VSFighting, Situational Damage and Grand Master Challenge.

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Fan made Super Street Fighter 5 video imagines wish list changes in action

Though Capcom clearly stated that there will never be any version of Street Fighter 5 beyond the initial release "Vanilla" iteration, more and more have we been seeing the community share speculations, rumors and hopes about Super Street Fighter 5.

The game is, and will continue to be, updated with new characters and balance patches, but players are still holding out for new modes, additional mechanics and perhaps further changes to the online experience.

YouTuber sigmaG19 has created a quick video that tries to imagine these changes in action.

Some of these ideas do pique interests. Sigma includes a "V-Break" system that allows for extended combos, (think FADC from Street Fighter 4) additional Critical Arts and "Crispy Links" that essentially grant greater hit stun as a reward for just frame timing.

Sigma also tosses in a visual character wish list for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, including such characters as Leon Kennedy, Carnage and about 40 others.

Keeping in mind this is simply a fan made video, the idea here is to start and/or continue conversation.

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Some of the absolute best and most innovative Street Fighter 5 played to date; Japan Cup top 8 highlights

We expected great things from the final brackets at Japan Cup this year, but we were still blown away by both the quality and volume of amazing plays.

Today's highlights feature the likes of DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, /r/Kappa|Poongko, GRPT|Haitani, GRPT|Fuudo, Chris T and a few others.

If you haven't heard of Kichipa-MU and his Zangief, his is a name you can bet will be popping up in top eight brackets much more often in coming days. While there are already a few Zangiefs established as the world's top Russian Wrestlers, this man very well may be stealing that title soon.

There are plenty of highlights to get through, and these are by no means an exhaustive collection of all the strong plays the event had to offer, so let's get started.

For this first one, you won't even know which player is being highlighted until it's all said and done.

Fuudo takes on Kichipa-MU and his exceptional Zangief. Both players trade incredibly smart plays, making for one of the most hype sequences in all of top eight.


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Simba Tokido, insecure Alex in bed, Jedah in a Jetta... Demon Dan's comic genius shines through in this gallery

It's been a little while since we've featured Alex lover and comedy image connoisseur, Demon Dan, and so we've rounded up a new gallery of his recent work to share with you.

Using his Photoshop powers only for good, Dan makes it a regular practice to create funny images usually derived from the trends and culture of the fighting game community.

My personal favorite had to be insecure Alex trying to get "all warmed up," though Jedah in a Jetta was a close second.

Give the gallery a look through and let us know which were your favorites, and be sure to follow Dan on Twitter so you can catch his work fresh as he posts it.

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Japan Cup 2017 results ft. Daigo, Fuudo, Nemo, MOV, Infiltration

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's been a while, but it's finally time for another Capcom Pro Tour Premier event.

This time, the stage happens to be in Tokyo, Japan, known as perhaps the strongest area in the world as far as fighting games go, so you can expect a lot of top level matches to occur during these next two days.

Although it's purely a Street Fighter 5 event, there will also be a 5v5 team tournament, so keep your eyes open for that as well.

Players set to compete in the tournament are GRPT|Fuudo, CYG|Daigo, AW|Nemo, GRPT|MOV, RZR|Infiltration, GRPT|Haitani, CO|Dogura, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Go1, YouDeal|Yukadon, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Moke, Talon|Xiaobao, /r/Kappa|Poongko, Gachikun, Mago, XYZZY, Scarz|sako, GW|Eita, GFuel|Verloren, YBK|Daikokugo, John Takeuchi, Reiketsu, MF|Tonpy and, of course, many more.

There are over 300 players participating in the event, so the fight for points is going to be fierce to say the least. Make sure not to miss any of the streamed matches to get the full experience.

Streaming will be done at Capcom Fighters and MomoChoco.

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Injustice 2 has a 'What are you standing up for?' moment, NuckleDu flexes his Capcom Cup 2017 training and more - Summer Jam day 2 highlights

Day two of Summer Jam Summer Jam XI recently wrapped, but we captured some of the hype moments that happened, in case you missed the action.

The qualifying matches that happened at the end of the day for Injustice 2 and Tekken 7 definitely brought a lot of energy, as players would either survive to fight it out during Sunday's finals, or have to watch from the sidelines.

We start with DF|Grr's Bane vs. PG|Hayatei's Robin. This was a competitive set, and Grr was stocked with a super and waiting for Hayatei to do an unsafe move he could punish.

Once the super landed, Hayatei appeared to have given up, despite Grr's protests that he was still alive. Hayatei even stood up, started to desync his controller and walk away, but he actually managed to survive the sequence, albeit with just a few pixels left of life, facing a character who's extremely difficult to stop when he has you in chip range.

This moment echoed back to Wolfkrone vs. Ricki Ortiz's "What are you standing up for?" segment clear back in the Street Fighter 4 days, although a bit in reverse, as Hayatei prematurely assumed he'd lost.

The next highlight focuses on another top 8 qualifying match between Nashi and VS|Pokchop, where you can clearly hear the hype in the commentary team's voices, and see it first hand as the winner celebrates the outcome.

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