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New petition asks Capcom to bring back and remaster Street Fighter X Tekken

Street Fighter X Tekken -- the crossover fighter birthed by Capcom and Bandai Namco -- is an interesting case. The fighting title hit several road blocks in the form of controversy stemming from on-disc DLC to the complexities of the gem system.

As a result, overall interest waned, and the game survived only by way of a fairly small, die-hard community of competitors. By the end of it, the game was stabilized -- some would say it became a legitimate fighting title -- but it was too late to receive a widespread resurgence.

Despite the negative feedback, some fans still enjoy the game today, so much so that a petition was created to ask Capcom for a remastered re-release.

A player named Kelvin Smith is at the helm of this request, noting that this year marks the game's five year anniversary. Last year, we saw Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 re-released on current-gen consoles. So why not Street Fighter X Tekken?

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Kilgore Community Fund raises over $50,000 for 2017 events, Killer Instinct's first Ultimates now available as free download

Back in early January, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy released a new fighter into the Killer Instinct fray. Kilgore became available for purchase as part of a community fund to raise money for Killer Instinct events, both online and offline, in 2017.

Kilgore came with a price tag of $10, and 50% of each purchase would be sent right into the Killer Instinct Community Fund. In just over a month's time, the community has raised over $50,000.

Killer Instinct Community Manager Rukari posted an update on Ultra-Combo in which he noted that the 2017 community fund proceeds will not be put into the $30,000 KI Cup prize pot -- the final stop of the 2016 tournament season which takes place on March 10th - 12th. All funds raised will be focused on aiding future events.

If you'd still like to contribute, you have until March 6th. The community fund will close at that time and Kilgore will go off the market temporarily. The character will return later this year and will cost only $5.

Not only that, but today marks the release of Killer Instinct's new Ultimate finishing moves. The first batch is now available for download, free of charge, and grants all players access to Ultimates for Jago, Tusk, TJ Combo, Maya, and Thunder.

You can check out each one after the jump.

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Catwoman, Cheetah, and Poison Ivy officially revealed in Injustice 2 - 'Here Come The Girls' trailer released

Coming right off of the Swamp Thing announcement yesterday, NetherRealm Studios has released another character reveal trailer this time officially showcasing three new characters.

Poison Ivy, Cheetah, and Catwoman are joining the Injustice 2 roster.

Today's "Here Comes The Girls" trailer reveals Catwoman and Cheetah for the first time. It also gives us our first in-game look at Poison Ivy, and more footage of Black Canary.

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You can check out the trailer after the jump.

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Seventeen reasons you aren't getting better at fighting games... (number four won't shock you, but it's still pretty spot on)

A list of 17 tendencies that often stop people's gaming growth is taking FGC Twitters by storm.

Cited as coming from Minami_Izanami's Twitter account, this list of all too common gaming transgressions has us nodding our heads in admitted shame as we've been guilty of just about all of these at one point or another.

We have the feeling you'll have a similar reaction, so please let us know how real this list was for you after you look over it. Click the image below to being the slide sho-err, see the full 17 reasons...

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Thanks to Kyoku for sharing this.

Is the Qanba Dragon right for you? It gets the job done in game, plus has just about every bell and whistle you could want on a fight stick

The Dragon just might be the best fightstick we’ve ever used. It comes in a bit larger than other high-end arcade peripherals, and has more weight to it. Though this might make transportation a bit more taxing, the sturdy, heavy-duty build of the Dragon is perfect for long hours of play.

Perhaps the most satisfying part of using this stick is the feeling that you won't be needing to deal with the hassle of replacing parts worrying about any pieces breaking any time soon. The Sanwa buttons, metal chrome ball top, braided USB cord and just the sheer solidity, everything about this stick feels reassuringly top of the line.

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Sixteen of the world's strongest Street Fighter 5 players won't be at the CPT Premier Combo Breaker this year as it overlaps with Red Bull Kumite

We have yet to get a full Capcom Pro Tour 2017 schedule, but we do know of a few events already slated for this year's run. Of those, Chicago's Combo Breaker boasts a shiny new Premier status after having been only a Ranking event in the past.

The now three year old event has quickly risen in prestige as both the 2015 and 2016 iterations garnered much community attention from strong execution and production value. The 2017 Combo Breaker has been slated to take its usual last weekend in May slot, but an announcement today has thrown something of a wrench in the mix.

A few hours ago we received word that Paris-based Red Bull Kumite, a yearly invitational event known for its own high levels of production, will be on the exact same weekend.

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Tetsuharu's fighting game sketches find beauty in simplicity

When we caught sight of Tetsuharu's Kolin, we were pretty sure we'd struck gold. We've rounded up a collection of Tetsu's work for you to look over and see if you agree.

While many of these are less refined when it comes to detail, they're still captivating and able to bring their respective characters to life.

Today's gallery features mostly Street Fighter characters, (both old and new) but also slips a few anime fighters into the mix along with that alternate for Morrigan you saw in the banner. Let us know in the comments if you'd like to see more from this artist in the future.

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Street Fighter 5 public service announcement: It's better to play out a laggy match than try to quit early... I learned the hard way

You boot up Street Fighter 5 and hit Ranked Match. After waiting a few moments, you are connected with an opponent and head into your next fight.

The character select screen comes and goes, and before long you are facing another player in a fierce battle for LP. "Fight!" rings out, you go to move your character, but what's this? Unplayable lag. What do you do? Go.

If you're anything like me, you do not want to lose your hard-earned points to someone who fashioned their router out of a shoe box, small twigs, and mud. Over the weekend, I learned the hard way that it is a much smarter decision to just hold the L when thrown into a heavily lagging match than it is to exit early.

It had been a couple of weeks since I put real time into playing Street Fighter 5's ranked mode, so this past weekend, I decided to take a stab at raising my placement on the leaderboards. Things were going fine for the first hour or so; I won some, I lost some, and fought a lot of Zangief players.

But then I encountered a Laura player with around 19,000 LP, and much like it does for a lot of players in Season 2 right now, that's when things went south...

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The FGC goes anime - Fuudo, Kazunoko, Itabashi Zangief, MOV and even Snake Eyez appear in fighting game-themed episode of anime series Akiba's Trip

In last week's episode of Akiba's Trip, something very interesting for fighting game fans popped up - namely, renditions of famous fighting game players all across the board, as well as in-game footage of both Street Fighter 2 and Street Fighter 5.

The parody featured a lot of familiar faces, but also had a list of names for a tournament that were all slightly different renditions of top players, such as "Saka" instead of "Sako", "Magura" instead of "Dogura" and "Ponchan" instead of "Bonchan".

Here's a tweet from Kazunoko, showing himself, RZR|Fuudo and Itabashi Zangief reacting to the peculiar instance.

Below, you can find an image gallery of some of the fighting game references from the episode.

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Red Bull Kumite 2017's first four players have been announced; 16 competitors to do battle in Paris on May 27-28

Red Bull's major Street Fighter event, the Red Bull Kumite, returns to Paris this year on May 27th - 28th. 16 competitors will take part in the action-packed Street Fighter 5 tournament, and today we learned the names of the first four players who are officially on the card.

Hajime "FOX|Tokido" Taniguchi, Eduardo "PR Balrog" Perez, Zhuojun "Qanba|Xiao Hai" Zeng, and Arubi "RB" Kao have been confirmed for the Kumite. Through their competitive careers, each player has proven that they are strong choices, but the pros won't be the only ones who can throw their hat in the ring for this event.

On Saturday, May 27th, 256 players will do battle in the open qualifier. Two finalists will earn a spot on the invitational Red Bull Kumite, which takes place the next day.

Those looking to participate can register here beginning at March 12 at 8 p.m. CET.

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Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers to have first-person mode, according to box art photo

Some new information regarding the Nintendo Switch exclusive Capcom title, Ultra Street Fighter 2: The Final Challengers, has surfaced. According to a photo of the game's box art, we will be seeing a first-person mode called “Unleash! Ha”DO”ken”.

Photos of Switch game box art are currently spreading across the internet, and one such photo that shows Ultra Street Fighter 2's case popped up on several different areas of 2ch. Nintendo Everything reports that this first-person mode will function by way of the console's Joycon controllers.

We caught a quick glimpse of this mode in Ultra Street Fighter 2's official reveal trailer last month, and some fans (including me) thought this might be a VR-related project. As of right now, that does not seem to be the case.

You can check out the box art photo below.

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Swamp Thing officially revealed in Injustice 2

NetherRealm Studios has just revealed the next character for Injustice 2.

Swamp Thing is officially joining the fight. A video showing gameplay footage has been released, courtesy of IGN.

In it, we see that Swamp Thing uses a variety of different techniques, including a dodge that sees him dip halfway into the ground, a long range vine grab, the utilization of a Swamp Thing clone (a la Noob Saibot), and more.

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Check out the footage below.

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Injustice 2 character announcement inbound - here are the characters, both shown and to be revealed, our readers are most excited to see in action

Updated: And the results are in. Prepare for today's Injustice 2 character announcement by checking out how our readers voted after the jump.

Earlier: After a long lull with no new information, Injustice 2 has been steadily showing us new content, and with each new tidbit, the leak list from December is looking more and more likely.

With that in mind, we decided to throw together two polls for you. One about which character we've seen gameplay of so far you're most excited about, and one about which character we have yet to see, assuming the leak list holds true, you're most excited to see in action.

We also decided to not include characters who have been officially revealed but not shown in-game yet - namely The Flash, Green Lantern, Poison Ivy, Bane, Brainiac and Darkseid - on the gameplay poll, instead having them together with the unrevealed ones, since we aren't quite sure what their movesets will be like yet.

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Gachikun's heartbreaking Critical Art, Daigo's slick option select and Haitani's bizarre wake up overhead... Topanga League day three highlights

Competitors have made it through day three of this year's Topanga League, and the action hasn't slowed in the slightest.

We've grabbed a few of our favorite moments from today to share with you now. Here we see the utter domination of the AW|Nemo/Urien pair. Back to back EX shoulder tackles followed by a barrage of offense equates to a 12-hit monster combo and the round:


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Someone edited the Street Fighter 5 announcement trailer to hilariously reflect the rougher parts of the game's release...

In a recent interview with Yahoo eSports, (a very insightful interview, and one that we highly recommend you watch) BornFree referenced the initial Street Fighter 5 announcement trailer, citing how effective it was as a marketing tool.

Naturally, said trailer started being shared a bit more on fighting game community threads and the like. A YouTuber by the name of Corkscrew_Blow proceeded to recut the video to reflect some of the bumpier parts of the game's inaugural year.

The final result is side splitting, and we've got it here to share with you now.

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