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Why doesn't anyone play Street Fighter EX anymore?

We've got yet another entry in Top Hat Gaming Man's historical look back over Capcom's fighting game evolution with an entry that gets a little less attention than most others: Street Fighter EX.

Flash back to 1996 when making the transition to three-dimensional graphics and arenas was all the rage in video game land. Though Capcom was developing beautifully two-dimensional Street Fighter 3, they needed something to match what the cool kids were doing at the time.

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How does Wolf fare in the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch? Larry Lurr shares his expertise with this updated match up chart

Since the last time we checked in with T1|Larry Lurr, a few patches have shuffled things about a bit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Wolf has been one of the game's better characters since launch, but how is doing these days?

During a recent stream session, Larry took the time to order an entire match up chart for Wolf, discussing how he fares against each and every one of the game's 80+ characters. That alone should be reason enough to at least see what he came up with.

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Out of all the Ryu's Daigo has played, Street Fighter: Alpha Three is his favorite — why?

CYG|Daigo is known for being the Ryu God if you will. He is nearly synonymous with the fighter and has used him throughout all Street Fighter titles.

It seems in every iteration of Street Fighter he has given Ryu at least a chance. So out of all the versions that he's played, which Ryu is his favorite?

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Top 10 scariest and most unsettling Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11

The spooky times continue as Halloween fast approaches. There is no shortage of creepy content in fighting games, with some companies putting specifically themed costumes, stages, and more into their titles.

However, I want to look toward a game that isn't exactly Halloween-themed, but prides itself on the kind of extreme gore you'd find in any quality Horror film. Today we're running through the top 10 scariest and most unsettling Fatalities in Mortal Kombat 11. Obviously, lots of NSFW content awaits if you proceed.

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Luigi's cyclone gimps may be returning thanks to newly discovered tech in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi has had his banner carried by one player so far — Elegant. Widely viewed as a worse fighter than in the previous title, many former users are still fleshing out the green-capped fighter's capabilities.

One of his main tools and best ones in Smash 4 was his cyclone. It could gimp and take stocks at zero percent and was the perfect edge guarding tool. It seems that once again the cyclone gimp is viable.

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Steamy showers, sibling voyeurism, and naked photographs... somebody please explain Anna's Tekken 2 ending for me

Fighting games have been known for odd, inconsistent, and out-of-left-field stories, (especially in arcade ladder endings) but I was recently directed to one such sequence from Tekken 2 that might be more ridiculous than all the rest.

This surely won't be news to everyone as many Tekken fans saw this in their earlier years, (which is kind of unsettling) but Anna's ending in T2 sees her go from saving the world by defeating Devil Kazuya to... taking a steamy shower at home and being photographed by her sister, Nina.

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Street Fighter 5 sees another incredibly difficult Extra Battle opponent as 'Triggered Necalli' returns

Every so often Street Fighter 5 sees an incredibly difficult opponent to beat pop up in its Extra Battle mode. Another one of these challenges is available to try right now.

"Triggered Necalli" is back and ready to steal all of your Fight Money. Up for grabs is a new title and some experience points.

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With excellent damage output, Yashamaru is now top tier in Samurai Shodown according to Justin Wong

Samurai Shodown is still a relatively new game, with its scene still in its infancy. Every patch that comes makes it more intriguing as the developers seek to balance the game more.

One of the gods of the fighting game community Justin Wong has taken a liking to the game and is one of the top players. He offers his thoughts on Yashamaru post-balance changes in this video.

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Stare in awe at these gender-bent versions of Street Fighter characters from Marcus The Visual

Marcus Williams, also known as Marcus The Visual, is a professional illustrator and comic artist who has a particular affinity for monthly art themes and challenges.

He has created the "Swaptober" art challenge wherein participants are encouraged to create gender-bender illustrations of their favorite characters. Thus far, Williams has done six images involving Street Fighter characters and you absolutely have to see them.

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Three tips to help to get your win rate up in Street Fighter 5

We all know it – Street Fighter 5 favors offense. We've been saying it from the beginning, and it's very true, but there are a few very routine instances wherein taking your foot off the gas pedal is incredibly advantageous to do and incredibly dangerous to not do.

We learn some basic "truths" in Street Fighter that have small but important exceptions in SF5. I'd like to take a look at three of them specifically today, and perhaps help you score a few more wins as a result.

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Good news everyone! GGPO rollback netcode is now free to use for game developers without licensing fees

GGPO — or Good Game Peace Out as no one refers to its full name anymore — popularized rollback netcode in fighting games over a decade ago and powered some of the FGC's most beloved online experiences including Skullgirls, Killer Instinct and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition.

Now, any developer big or small can use GGPO in their own projects for free without restriction, as its original creator, Tony Cannon, released the code's development kit under an MIT License.

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New Red Bull costumes for Sagat, Lucia and E. Honda revealed for Street Fighter 5 as part of special campaign in Japan

Red Bull Kumite and other events have been a strong part of the growing eSports scene within the fighting game community for a few years now, and it appears we have more cross-promotion coming our way.

As part of a special promotion going on in Japan, Red Bull will be giving away Street Fighter 5 costumes once again including new looks for Sagat, Lucia and E. Honda plus some other really cool Kumite-themed gear.

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They actually made Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween costumes based on his infamous terrible movie design

Sometimes things just fall perfectly into place. Today is the anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog's big reveal as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and to celebrate, the universe said, "Hey! Here are some horrifying costumes of The Blue Blur's original design from the upcoming feature film!"

We all know you were hoping to someday dress up as that terrible looking Sonic from the movie's initial trailer, and now you can! Several costumes featuring that design are starting to surface online, and they're just as scary as you'd imagine.

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New Street Fighter 5 reveals slated for CPT North American Finals and Capcom Cup; Ono mentions 'new content and new characters' in his address

Exciting news for Street Fighter 5 fans coming out of Brazil Game Show today as Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has revealed the official dates for the November and December announcements we heard about at EVO this year.

The Street Fighter Producer took the stage to share some news about the Intel World Open, but offered some bonus information as well. This was all communicated in Japanese, and we've got the following English translation thanks to MajinTenshinhan.

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Samurai Shodown Version 1.30 patch notes released including buffs for Rimururu, Wu-Ruixiang, Hanzo and others

Update: We've completed the full list of patch notes for Samurai Shodown Version 1.30 which you can check out after the jump.

Basara the Executioner finally got a release date and gameplay trailer for Samurai Shodown, and alongside his launch next week will also bring a new update that will touch up the game's balance.

SNK has released the full patch notes for Samurai Shodown's Version 1.30 update which will include some nice buffs for Rimururu, Wu-Ruixiang, Hanzo and even the main boy Haohmaru.

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Razer announces new 'Raion' controller that looks to bring arcade stick controls to a fightpad

Razer has announced an all-new peripheral for fighting game players. The Razer Raion has been revealed and is a fightpad that looks to bring arcade stick controls to the palm of your hand.

This new controller is for PlayStation 4 and PC users and features several functions for serious, tournament-level competitors.

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Monado Shulk x100 can send Sandbag flying in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Home Run Contest... for over six hours

Well, we all knew this was coming when it was officially revealed that the Home Run Contest would be returning for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Vishera is known for his Super Smash Bros. 4 videos that highlight Shulk's capabilities when the Monado effects are multiplied by 100 through hacking.

Needless to say, the concept of balance is completely thrown out the window when this multiplier is applied. Recently, he live streamed himself attempting the Home Run Contest with these stats amplified.

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