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How did Street Fighter 3's big bad boss come to be? Get some more insight into Gill's creation with these concept art sketches from the SF3 days

One of the biggest things about the Street Fighter 3 series was that they almost completely dropped the roster of the smash hit preceding it, Street Fighter 2.

Of course, with a new roster, there must also be a new boss - which was Gill, the leader of the Illuminati.

Gill seems to be making his return to the Street Fighter series with the way Street Fighter 5's Cinematic Story Mode ended, in some capacity at least. Because of this, Capcom were kind enough to grace us with a bunch of concept art from Gill's creation back in the '90s. Continue below to check it out.

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'Playing on American servers from the UK, almost every connection I’ve had has been superb' - Ketchup and Mustard on Injustice 2's netcode

The Injustice 2 beta has been available to many players for quite some time now. Unfortunately, not everybody has had the opportunity to try the beta for themselves and Netherrealm themselves have confirmed that the beta will be ending soon.

I decided to reach out to PND|Ketchup and PND|Mustard and ask about their opinions of the Injustice 2 beta and their future hopes. Both players are known for being professional players and commentators for NRS games.

I've seen a lot of concerns from the community that Injustice 2 is not different enough from its predecessor. While my own experience from the beta has been telling me otherwise, I wanted to ask players like Ketchup and Mustard on their opinions on the matter.

This is a joint interview. I'm talking to Ketchup and Mustard at the same time during this interview.

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King of Fighters 14 getting new characters, new stages and new costumes - silhouettes shown for new characters, more details to come in March

After the King of Fighters 14 World Championship ended early this morning, SNK had a few surprises for viewers.

First off, they showed a bunch of cool costumes, which you can see right here.

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After showing these costumes, they also confirmed that new stages will be added free for all users, and that DLC characters are coming up.

Continue below for the stages and DLC character silhouettes, as well as the full video showcasing them all.

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King of Fighters 14 World Championship 2017 results ft. Xiao Hai, MadKOF, Dakou, ET

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for the main event as far as King of Fighters 14 goes - the World Championship, featuring 15 players battling it out for the full glory of being the game's 2017 champion, at least until EVO rolls around.

Although it was supposed to have 16 players present, AS|Reynald unfortunately could not make it due to flight issues, but the people attending are DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, MadKOF, PandaTV|Dakou, DBJ|ET, Frionel, Sanwa|M', Alioune, KTB|Ball HK, Cypher, PandaTV|Lancer, GXBridget, PandaTV|Naiwang, Picnic, Toshi and KaneBlueRiver.

Streaming is being done in a variety of different languages, all of which you can find in our schedule image from AceKingOffSuit, though we will be featuring the English-language stream, Team Spooky.

Check out the full action below.

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Street Fighter 5 is much better now than it was a year ago, but it still has some large hurdles to jump

On February 16th, 2016, fans were officially introduced to the next generation of Capcom's ever popular fighting franchise, combining classic combatants and fresh faces to generate a fierce roster, new game mechanics that amplify each character's unique personality, and the hardest hits we've seen since the early 90s. Just yesterday, Street Fighter 5 celebrated its one-year anniversary.

After several online beta tests in the months leading up to the game's release, the excitement for another Street Fighter title was on the rise. Unfortunately, a rocky launch put a damper on fan enjoyment, leaving a bad taste in the community's mouth that Capcom is still working on washing away completely.

Despite an emphasis on roping in the casual market, Street Fighter 5 hit store shelves devoid of content. Hardcore fans could enjoy playing ranked mode to earn top spots on the leaderboards, but with an overly difficult Survival mode and no Arcade or Story modes to be found, there wasn't much for casual fans to sink their teeth into.

On top of that, Street Fighter 5's shop feature was under construction for several months after launch, players were bogged down by the game's infamous eight frames of input lag, and shaky servers housed rampant rage quitters -- offenders being served minimal consequences.

But things have gotten better.

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SonicFox and Slayer showcase high level play for Black Canary and Superman in this very close FT10 Injustice 2 beta set

FOX|SonicFox and YOMI|Slayer recently had a first to 10 set within the Injustice 2 beta. This showcased high level play with both Black Canary and Superman for the beta while commentated by PND|Ketchup and PND|Mustard.

Despite Black Canary being the newest character released for the beta, SonicFox has been showcasing the character's capabilities really well throughout the beta. Off of just a D1 (crouching light) conversion, Black Canary is able to perform some pretty devastating combos.

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While Slayer's playstyle was wisely mostly consisting of zoning SonicFox out with Superman's lasers, he also showcased a pretty nifty conversion.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2's 'Way of the Hado' (first-person mode) includes experience point system, multiple difficulties, and a fight with M. Bison

New details and screenshots for Ultra Street Fighter 2's 'Way of the Hado' mode have surfaced over on Capcom-Unity.

The way in which the mode works is very different from typical fighting games because of the first-person perspective and the emphasis on the Switch's motion controls of the two Joy-Con controllers. You'll only be able to perform Ryu's three special moves as a form of fighting: Hadouken, Shoryuken, and the Tatsumaki.

Not only will you be fighting minions, but you'll also face M. Bison himself once you're strong enough to do so.

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More Final Fight 2 baddies get detailed via CFN - Retsu (no, not that one) hates Bushinryu, Won Won swings his butcher's knife around with no regard

A few more profiles have been uploaded to the CFN, and again, we're focusing on the huge cast of the Final Fight series.

This time, we're starting with Retsu (no relation). Check out his image here.

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Continue below for Retsu's full profile as well as Won Won's image and full profile.

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Which Street Fighter game series is your favorite?

It's no secret that Street Fighter as a series is really a big series with a bunch of subseries - since all of their entries have received multiple sequels or revisions, except Street Fighter 5, so far, though that has been divided up into seasons per year.

The head Street Fighter series is vast, so much so that each subseries is also very expansive, and each tends to have a very distinct feel to them. With that in mind, I decided to throw together a poll to settle it once and for all - which series is the very best one?

That's not a question we can reliably answer, but we can make a fair approximation at least as to which is most popular among you, our loyal readerbase.

So delay no longer! Jump below and cast your vote.

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M. Bison fights... a car that shoots lasers? This new Toyota ad takes a trek through the world of Street Fighter 2

A Toyota advertisement has gone out in Japan that features the new Toyota C-HR hybrid car, music from Queen, and Street Fighter 2. Why, you ask? I haven't the foggiest, but it sure is awesome.

The commercial shows a 16-ish bit automobile driving past each of the world warriors on their respective stages. We see the eight original Street Fighters first, followed by each of the four members of Shadaloo.

For the finale, the C-HR engages in a battle with M. Bison. No joke. Though the car has the ability to jump, block, and fire lasers in the ad, I don't think the real thing can do the same...

Below is a quick clip of the commercial. To see the full thing, be sure to hit the jumo.

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6,100 FM is yours if you complete this week's missions - here's how to complete 'Shibasaki's First Request' and other missions

Another Friday, another batch of missions to complete for some easy fight money. This week, 6,100 fight money can be yours with a session of matches.

Below are this week's missions.

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Like the previous weeks, three out of the four challenges are self explanatory and straight forward, while there is a 5,000 FM challenge that is a bit more cryptic. This cryptic mission is called "Shibasaki's First Request."

This week's cryptic mission is another repeat, similar to the last two weeks. Let's cover how it's done.

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Kolin's character introduction series gives us her background and how she plays before release

Capcom Fighters has released a video detailing Kolin's history within the Street Fighter series and an introduction to the character's playstyle before the character is released.

Interestingly enough, Kolin's V-Skill, while unsafe on block, apparently leads to a full combo on hit. I suppose it's not too surprising that it is unsafe considering its armored/counter properties.

It is stated outright that Kolin is suitable for players who like mind games, but it is noted that Kolin lacks an invincible reversal. Kolin's combo game overall looks pretty impressive despite not having the highest damage in the game, as mentioned in the video.

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Street Fighter X Tekken brought together two legendary fighting game franchises with gorgeous character art for both sides

Street Fighter X Tekken's art, under the leadership of chief character artist Kazuma Teshigahara, really flourished in its attempt to bring out each character's personality in their own art.

The game also featured a huge roster, with as many as 50 playable characters in the game, 25 from each side. You can see some of the promotional artwork here.

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Continue below for the character artwork.

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Filipino Champ: Zero and Morrigan point teams don't lose any match ups; one of Marvel's greatest talks tiers and his five favorite players

PG|Filipino Champ is easily one of the greatest Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 players of all time. Earlier today, the Dormammu / Phoenix player took to Twitter to share a few thoughts on some of the game's top tiers.

After recalling a time in 2014 where he predicted Phoenix would be top 3 in the game, Champ noted what he believes are the only S+ tier teams. "I do think that there are only two types of S+ teams: Zero or Morrigan point teams with support / anchor," he tweeted.

Champ feels that these types of teams are strong against any match up in the game.

He goes on to talk about S and A tier teams, Vergil's effectiveness, and more. You can check out the tweets below.

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Here's 10 minutes of Kolin footage from last night's Street Fighter X Lupe Fiasco event

Capcom Fighters ran the live stream of the Street Fighter X Lupe Fiasco event. Celebrating the new DROGAS Light album release, the Capcom Pro Tour 2017 kick off, and Street Fighter 5 Season 2's next DLC fighter, there was much fighting game action to behold.

Attendees were able to try out Kolin, the game's next DLC fighter, for the first time. We saw quite a bit of footage of her last night, and for those who may have missed it, The BEAST uploaded a quick 10 minutes of Kolin footage from the event.

Below is a quick clip to get you started.

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Hit the jump to see a handful of Kolin matches.

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