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Street Fighter 5 sales continue to close in on Street Fighter 2's franchise console record of 6.3 million

Capcom has released updated numbers for their Platinum Titles page, and we note that 2016's Street Fighter 5 is still selling units despite being in its sixth year after release.

In fact, Street Fighter's fifth installment is now within striking distance of Street Fighter 2's long-held title of being the best-selling title in the franchise as it's garnered 100k more sales since our last snapshot. Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game making moves, though, as few other Capcom fighting titles have shown progress as well.

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Chun-Li's clothes on a Pokemon character? Piku's fighting game artwork is sure to charm you

We had to double take a few times at Piku's "Alpha Bea" before it fully computed, but once we realized this was one of Pokemon's most beloved gym leaders donning the costume Chun-Li wore in Street Fighter Alpha, we knew we had our next gallery to feature.

There are no fewer than six different fighting game franchises (with the aforementioned sprinkling of Pokemon) in today's artistic showcase as we appreciate Piku's Android 18, Mai Shiranui, Juri, Lilith, and other familiar fighting game faces.

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EventHubs exclusive interview with Player First Games' Chris White talks about goals with MultiVersus and roster selection

Over the last few days, I've had the opportunity to participate in a private alpha for Player First Games' MultiVersus. I'll admit that I was initially a little skeptical of MultiVersus back when it was first announced, but I quickly found that there's a lot more to this game than meets the eye upon actually trying it for myself.

When presented with an opportunity to interview the head of engineering for Player First Games, Chris White, I immediately went for it. During our question and answer discussion, some interesting details were shared about MultiVersus. It's here that I'd like to share some of that info here at EventHubs.

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Random tripping: the Super Smash Bros. mechanic intentionally developed to screw you over

We constantly see new and tweaked ideas injected into fighting games as developers continually try to push the envelope and see what ultimately brings about more satisfaction and enjoyment. While creating Super Smash Bros. Brawl back in 2008, however, Masahiro Sakurai and his team missed the mark and wound up implementing one of the most hated intentional mechanics in fighting game history: random tripping.

While fine for party atmospheres, which Sakurai has stated was his main focus for Smash Bros., the fact that Brawl characters could suddenly lose footing and fall while maneuvering did not sit well with the competitive crowd. In his latest video upload, Big Yellow takes a look back at this infamous mechanic.

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You've never seen cosplay for The King of Fighters boys like William AS pulls off for Kyo, Iori and K'

In the world of fighting game cosplay, it's typically the ladies who receive the most attention unsurprisingly, but the talented guys that dedicate themselves to the hobby deserve some love and recognition too.

Pro Costa Rican cosplayer William AS is a superfan of The King of Fighters, and the way he pulls off Kyo Kusanagi, Iori Yagami and K' are probably better than you've ever seen before.

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Ranking Street Fighter's 6 boss characters from worst to best

Boss characters are a staple of fighting games. Getting to the end of an arcade mode ladder and then putting together all the skills you've learned in order to overcome the ultimate, input-reading test.

Though there have been plenty of sub and hidden bosses, we're taking a look at the franchise's six biggest bad guys that set themselves apart as "bosses" and ordering them from worst to best.

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Daigo Umehara explains why only buffing characters to balance fighting games doesn't work

Current fighting games are more balanced than any point in history before, but that doesn't mean there aren't still issues with some characters being too strong / weak — and certainly doesn't stop players debating how they should be fixed.

The legendary BST|Daigo Umehara recently received a fan question asking if it's possible to balance a fighting game by only buffing characters, and the longtime pro has a pretty poignant response.

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Super handy visual patch guide showcases the new King of Fighters 15 buffs and nerfs in action from Rooflemonger

The King of Fighters 15's first big balance update finally dropped this week tuning up or down the entire cast, but it can be hard to parse what exactly is different now in the game, especially when the patch notes don't include frame data.

Luckily, fighting game content creator Rooflemonger has just released his massive and super handy visual guide for the KOF15 going over every balance change for every character.

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Alex, Kage, Rose and Necalli saw huge jumps in popularity during the 1st full month of Street Fighter 5's Definitive Update

Although Street Fighter 5 did just receive a new patch a few days ago, the game's balance going forward will be primarily based around the Definitive Update, and we finally have some concrete insights into how much the overhaul had an impact on players.

Capcom has now released SF5's official online statistics for April 2022, which reveals almost half of the roster saw a notable jump in popularity while a handful of others dropped like rocks with their nerfs.

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Tweek and friends speedrun tier lists under pressure for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in just 10 minutes each

TSM|Tweek, one of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate competitors in the world, recently hosted episode 48 of his "Tweek Talks" series. It was during this episode where he and his friends would each create a tier list for Smash Ultimate.

However, there are some interesting caveats that need to be understood here. Each member is only allotted 10 minutes to create their tier list and defend its placements. During the tier list construction phase, the other members are allowed to ridicule and question the participant in hopes of getting him to second guess himself.

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Nemo sure is happy about the Luke nerfs but wishes there were even more nerfs after Street Fighter 5's latest update

After the Definitive Update, most players seemed to agree that Luke was the undisputed best character in Street Fighter 5. Seemingly in response to this, Capcom released another patch basically out of nowhere that did apply some minor nerfs to Luke.

Evidently, WPRZT|Nemo is quite happy that Luke has been nerfed. In fact, he even states that he believes Luke should've been on the receiving end of more nerfs.

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Special sketch from King of Fighters 15's lead designer features a very angry looking Geese Howard in a spiffy suit

Team South Town has recently been released as DLC for King of Fighters 15 on most platforms. Billy Kane, Ryuji Yamazaki and Geese Howard are now all playable as a result.

To celebrate the occurrence, King of Fighters 15's lead designer, Tomohiro Nakata, has released a special sketch of Geese Howard. Notably, Geese is looking very angry (or ready for battle), but still manages to look spiffy in that suit of his.

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This Abigail mirror match is like a kaiju battle mixed with the dumbest game of chicken... and it's great

The behemoth Abigail is one of the most stress-inducing characters to go up against in all of Street Fighter 5 with his power to armor through all attacks and melt lifebars out of nowhere, but there's just something about this mirror match in particular that tickles the brain nicely.

During the most recent Korean Online Warrior SF5 tournament, Hulkmania and R_Joint666 squared off that can only be described as Godzilla vs. Mecha Godzilla if they were both big bozos, and it's just fantastic.

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DNF Duel Story Mode trailer released

Story Modes within fighting games have grown exponentially in terms of size and scope over the past decade or so, but the way developers approach them still vary wildly between each other and different projects.

Neople has released the official Story Mode trailer for DNF Duel tonight, which gives us our first taste of how the tale of Dungeon Fighter Online is being handled for the spin-off.

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These are the fighting games coming to the new PlayStation Plus subscription service

With Game Pass finding success by making subscriptions more appetizing for players in the Xbox ecosystem, There have been a ton of eyes on PlayStation to see what they'd be doing to compete, and now we finally got a picture of what's coming.

Sony recently released the list of titles that will be included in the overhaul of their PlayStation Plus subscription service, and there will be a handful of new and classic fighting games for players to get their hands on.

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Garou: Mark of the Wolves Terry Bogard apparently didn't get the memo that a balance update just dropped in The King of Fighters 15

Players have been waiting to see just how big The King of Fighters 15's first balance patch would be for months, which has now finally arrived, but there's 1 character who is still playing like it's launch day.

It is currently being reported that Terry Bogard's Garou Mark of the Wolves bonus costume apparently did not receive the re-balancing that saw his standard version nefed a decent bit.

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Michael Jackson mod in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate looks great, but the voice clips make it top tier

It's by no means the first time the King of Pop has popped up in a fighting game, but this Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Michael Jackson mod from JJ314 might be our favorite yet.

Decked out in his very memorable, white and blue Smooth Criminal music video attire, Michael Jackson "hee-HEE's" and "YEAH-yeah's" his way about the battlefield with gameplay that you won't help but be able to smile at.

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