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EVO Moment #37 recreated in cinematic fan animation

EVO Moment #37 is truly a defining moment within the FGC that's worth remembering. Many years ago, Justin Wong had BST|Daigo Umehara on the ropes during a Street Fighter 3: Third Strike tournament match.

Wong was confident that Chun-Li's super would be enough to chip out Ken's remaining life, but he didn't account for Daigo's precise parrying skills. This very scene has been recreated in all its glory thanks to Alain VU's amazing animation skills (via Catsuka).

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Twitch removes PogChamp emote from streaming service and issues statement

Today, Twitch said on Twitter that they would be removing the PogChamp emote from their streaming service.

This emote was a screen capture of Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez, who posted remarks on his Twitter account about what took place in the Capitol today.

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The dangers of artificially closing the skill gap in fighting games

With the much anticipated refresh of the New Year we're heading into 2021 with our eyes on the horizon. We're expecting Guilty Gear Strive to drop this year and have our suspicions that we'll be hearing about other major fighting game franchise entries sometime in the span of the next 12 months.

With this in mind we're revisiting the touchy topic of developers designing fighting games to be more accessible to newer players. There are extremely important do's and don'ts when it comes to accessibility, and artificially cinching the skill gap is absolutely a don't.

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Daigo's E. Honda makes an oversight that hands Tokido the victory at the buzzer in this Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition clip

One of the most popular rivalries in fighting game history occasionally plays out in different places, if we're fortunate enough to catch it. Whether it be in a major tournament or simply a casual set, seeing Daigo Umehara and Tokido slug it out is always an instance where you have to grab your popcorn, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.

A recent Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online bout between the longtime competitors saw one game end in a nail-biter, as expected, but it was an oversight from Daigo that cost him the win. HiFight shared a clip on Twitter that shows Umehara's E. Honda attempting to run out the clock, and almost succeeding if it weren't for a great moment of recognition from Tokido's Urien.

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The King of Fighters 15 and Samurai Shodown announcements postponed by SNK

A large portion of the fighting game community were getting pumped up to finally see what The King of Fighters 15 is going to look like after years of waiting, but it appears as though everyone will need to hold that anticipation a while longer still.

SNK announced today that they have postponed the announcements for KOF15 and Samurai Shodown Season 3, which were originally scheduled to take place this evening.

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Majin Buu player makes the biggest callout against Jiren's counter that we've ever seen in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Majin Buu is often regarded as one of the most slept on characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ this season with his mixup and lockdown abilities, but this play right here seems to be all on the player.

French competitor Chomp recently took on Italy's Abomition in the latest episode of the Wanted series which led to one of the best callouts the game has possibly ever seen.

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Capcom releases new video and content creation guidelines including rules for YouTube, Twitch, monetization and mods

Streaming and content creation are two of the biggest ways the fighting game community has grown through in recent years, but the rules regarding what type of content is okay to do is quite muddy on all sides of the fence.

Capcom is now looking to make their rules much more clear through the release of a new video policy including guidelines for monetization, mods, music and other stipulations that anyone looking to make videos, stream or even consume content should read through.

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Lord Raptor's 'Hell Dunk' is a perfect example why Darkstalkers arguably has the most creative animations in all of fighting games

Especially with Yoshinori Ono no longer with Capcom, the prospect of a new Darkstalkers game continues to feel like a pipe dream for the fighting game community, and that's a particular shame given the fact that it was and still stands as one of the most creative and gorgeous looking fighters of all time.

We're taking a closer look at one particular move today, Lord Raptor's "Hell Dunk," which sees the character summon a monster that consumes his foe, spits them out in basketball form, then turns into a giant hoop. In the meanwhile, Raptor throws on a basketball jersey in preparation for the big dunk finale.

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Masahiro Sakurai reveals design document for Sephiroth's poses that accentuate his strength in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Masahiro Sakurai recently talked about the development of Sephiroth in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in Famitsu Column 619. Source Gaming has provided translations and an overview of some interesting details thanks to the efforts of Kody Nokolo and Brando.

Protagonists tend to be more prominent when it comes to Super Smash Bros. DLC. Since Sephiroth is a boss character, he wanted to incorporate the Sephiroth Challenge to really emphasize the Final Fantasy 7 villain as such. He also noted how he wanted the Final Fantasy 7 villain to take on unusual poses during gameplay that accentuate his immense strength.

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King of Fighters 15 official reveal trailer coming this Wednesday, Samurai Shodown Season 3 DLC characters to be unveiled as well

The tinder was lit just over a month ago when SNK released a teaser trailer for King of Fighters 15, and the time has finally (almost) come for the promised full official trailer to arrive.

Though the date is slated as January 7, this is according to Japanese time. We in the West will be enjoying the first major view of the next chapter of the King of Fighters this Wednesday, January 6, at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. There's even more than just KOF news, however.

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Nappa unblockable setup discovered in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Nappa might just be the worst character in Dragon Ball FighterZ. At the very least, he's probably in the bottom 10 for the Season 3.5 meta.

It seems that an unblockable setup for Nappa has recently been discovered thanks to the efforts of Plug. Rooflemonger has uploaded a video that demonstrates how to perform the sequence.

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REO releases his Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate tier list featuring Jacqui, Liu Kang, Cetrion, Joker and Fujin as the best characters in the game

REO, a frequent top 8 EVO finalist during the days of Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice, recently released a tier list for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.

The 37-character roster has been divided up into six different categories — the best, outstanding, superb, great, good and decent. Notably, REO has included Rain, Mileena and Rambo in his tier list.

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Street Fighter 3: Third Strikes' biggest weirdos have never looked more hype and cool as they do in the hands of a TAS bot

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike continues to be one of the most influential fighting games with a tech ceiling so high that players are still discovering new ways to do what was previously thought impossible, but boy does its roster have some weirdo picks.

Necro and Twelve are two of Third Strike's least popular and weakest characters, along with being perhaps the strangest inclusions in the whole Street Fighter series, yet all of that melts away when you see the crazy-looking potential they have when played by a tool-assisted bot.

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Super Baby 2 gameplay showcase is coming this weekend for Dragon Ball FighterZ

Although a lot of the talk in the Dragon Ball FighterZ community has been focused on Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta and speculating how he might end up, there's another character much closer on the horizon, and he's going to be snatching our attention back very soon.

Bandai Namco announced today that they will be showcasing Super Baby 2's gameplay this Sunday, January 10, with a new installment of the Dragon Ball FighterZ Show.

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Tokido wants to see Street Fighter 6 release in 2021

Street Fighter 5 is quickly approaching it's fifth anniversary from the game's initial launch in 2016, and while there's still a whole season of content coming, some are certainly already looking ahead to what's coming next.

Rohto|Tokido is apparently one of those players since he recently said he hopes to see Street Fighter 6 release sometime in 2021 and that he's nervous Capcom hasn't shown anything for the game yet.

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Guilty Gear Strive's latest newcomer is looking ready to pounce on her prey with her spirit doggo

Though much of the talk in the Guilty Gear world right now is still dedicated to Anji Mito's recent reveal, there's still a lot we don't know and haven't seen about the newest of newcomers joining the series.

Giovanna is shaping up to be perhaps one of the most interesting characters in Guilty Gear Strive, and her animations are showing that she's always itching for battle alongside her green spirit pupper.

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Sephiroth and Pichu are best friends in this amazing fan victory animation for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

At December's end, we saw a creepy animation that depicted Animal Crossing's Isabelle performing Sephiroth's victory animation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Sourcy has returned with another video that applies a fun twist to Sephiroth's victory animation that has him befriending an adorable Pichu.

Seemingly oblivious to the engulfing flames in the background, Pichu does not appear to feel endangered at the start of the victory animation. After about a second's delay, the infant Pokémon notices Sephiroth moving directly behind it. It seems that Sephiroth has a gift for Pichu.

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