'Pad players are inferior to stick users' - old perception still exists in the FGC, but results show why this is archaic thinking

One of the comments I've heard frequently through the years is that pad players are simply inferior to those who play on a joystick.

Street Fighter is a series born and played competitively in arcades for years, as such it only makes sense that the default layout for an arcade machine, a joystick, would be the tried and true method.

It's what people initially learned on, and if the top players get the best results with a joystick, isn't that clearly the superior method of playing the game?

This is a perception that has been heavily challenged in recent times, and today I wanted to examine why this thought process is fairly outdated — if it was ever true to begin with.

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We're okay with our kids playing chess, but not video games; Jace Hall on how eSports is changing the general perception of gaming for the better

When someone outside the fighting game community asks me what I do for a living, I almost always feel a bit of a hesitation and the need to avoid saying flat out, "I write about video games."

Gaming has had a fairly negative reputation associated with it about since day one. The ideas that video games will rot one's mind, promote violence or are a hobby that leads to nothing are just a few regularly heard stigmas often coming from the mouths of concerned parents.

Echo Fox's Jace Hall has offered his two cents on the matter to theScore eSports, specifically touching on the psychology of it all.

Hall articulates how the institution of eSports is helping us to create a bridge between the gaming community and the rest of the world, putting the concept of video games in a more valid light.

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'I missed all of the recent tournament results, where can I find them? Oh, right there'

If you don't look over EventHubs very often, you might miss some of the excellent features we have on site, like a list of tournament results.

These last two weeks, we've covered 10 major events, but with how the front page works, they're mixed in with all of our other recent stories.

The tournament results page is a dedicated area for these stories — and these stories alone — so if you're looking for the latest breakdowns of how competitions in the FGC have shaken out, they're just a click away.

You can always find a link to this section at the top of our desktop website, and in the navigation on mobile, as it's one of the first links on either page.

If you don't like the news getting mixed in with the tournament results you came to see, this is the perfect one-stop shop for your needs.

Artist Guts & Glory captures a perfect blend of cute and savage in her beautiful fighting game sketches

Today's theme may most easily be summed up with the term "sweet and sour" as we take a look at some cute and cuddly characters exuding attitudes that are anything but.

Originally from Latvia, the very talented Guts & Glory now draws from Tucson, Arizona. Her character of choice is very obviously Street Fighter's Juri, but she branches out to others from time to time.

Check out our selection from her work below, and let us know any particular reactions you had to any of pieces. Also, please caption that Street Fighter 5 cookies drawing, as we'd really like to try to figure out exactly what's going on there.

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From realistic to cartoons to Peanuts parodies... Suwono can draw it all

Richard Suwono's art is so top tier we couldn't help but feature him yet again.

The Indonesian artist seems to be able to beautifully express himself in a myriad of different styles as we see a wide range from realistic to toon-like in the gallery below. You may have noticed from the banner he even parodies the famous Peanuts comics.

Give this gallery a look through and share your love in the comments.

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Welp... that makes sense - Cody is the only character in Alpha 3 who can't block Rolento's 'Take No Prisoners' super

D-NO recently showcased another... interesting facet of an old school fighting title. Today's oddity involves Cody and Street Fighter Alpha 3.

Apparently, in the arcade version of the game Cody cannot block Rolento's "Take No Prisoners" super. Not only is he incapable of doing so, but Cody is the only character on the roster who can't block it.

Check it out below.


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If you stumble upon an old Alpha 3 machine and you're a Cody player... watch your toes.

An epic send off for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Canada Cup Vancouver will pit eight of Marvel's best against each other for $2,000

Canada Cup Vancouver is set to take place at the River Rock Casino Resort on July 1-2. Among the eight traditional fighting game events will be a special round robin tournament to send Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 off in style before the arrival of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

The special tournament will pit eight of the world's best UMvC3 players against each other in an epic battle for $2,000 CAD. At first, the round robin will be played in first-to-five format, but once top 4 begins we'll be seeing first-to ten.

As it stands right now, the current players confirmed to compete are as follows: FOX|Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, SPY|Filipino Champ, PG|RayRay, Circa||Jibrill, and Angelic.

Both RyanLV and ApologyMan have been invited, but are still pending.

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Akuma looks ridiculous while pulling off a combo in Tekken, Ed's V-Trigger carries a bomb and more in Episode 101 of Funny and Cool Moments

After over a month since the last Funny and Cool Moments episode, LiangHuBBB is back with episode 101. As usual, these pick out some of the most epic moments in fighting games that have been recorded but are not limited to any one fighting game in particular.

Some of the moments range from Ed's V-Trigger carrying a bomb across the screen to Alex taking off into space.

One moment shows Akuma (in Tekken 7) essentially making a comeback with essentially one combo.


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Hit the jump below to check out the video.

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Punk's own tea line, Popeye Nash and a special birthday for NuckleDu; some of Richard Suwono's fighting game art is as savage as it is beautiful

To say that Richard Suwono is talented is a great understatement. Hailing from Indonesia, Suwono is a professional digital artist and illustrator with a very obvious passion for the FGC.

Suwono depicts beautiful scenes and character sketches, but he's also not above taking some tasteful jabs at players and weaving some hilarious visual jokes together.

The community is very lucky to have such a passionate and talented artist.

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GoldenBoyNeo graduates law school, UFC's Bruce Buffer shares a quick congratulatory message

It is always a treat to see one of our FGC family members achieving something great in life. Today we learned that Abraham "GoldenBoyNeo" Sotelo has graduated from law school.

Neo is among the Marvel vs. Capcom series' top talent, both as a competitor and a commentator.

Friend and fellow NorCal player Ryan "SPY|Filipino Champ" Ramirez captured video of Neo walking across the stage to accept his diploma. You can check it out below.


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As if the achievement wasn't amazing enough, Abraham also received some kind words from UFC's popular announcer, Bruce Buffer.

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Collusion in big events, Eleague recap and a chat with the FGC's premier interviewer; Best of V goes live at 4 p.m. PDT

This week on Best of V we're recapping the plethora of big news drops in the FGC over the last few days.

From alleged collusion at major Tekken events to the the newest character in Street Fighter 5, there's a ton to discuss.

We're also happy to bring on Mark "BornFree" Cochrane to the show. Known for his quality interviews, he'll be the one in the hot seat today as we'll be the ones asking him the question.

The live embed is right below so you can tune into the live action.

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Zuske's fighting game art is detailed, flowing and mesmerizing

Today we're featuring a fighting game artist from Puerto Rico as we take a look at the beautiful drawings of Zuske Bloodline.

Zuske's technique makes for very detailed portraits that flow about their occupied space, and help the eye easily move about the image. His selection here includes Street Fighter, Darkstalkers and Smash Bros. characters, and we'd love to hear in the comments which ones you liked best.

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Darth Daigo, Tokido is a TIE Fighter, and much more - Eleague is celebrating May 4th with some ridiculous, but hilarious images

Eleague's Twitter page has been sharing some ridiculous images of their own since shortly after their tournament series started.

In honor of national Star Wars day today, they have released several parody movie posters featuring the Eleague competitors and crew.

You can check out some of the ridiculousness below.

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For more awesome Star Wars FGC posters, be sure to check out Eleague on Twitter.

Dan and Juni become invincible, fatalities gone wrong, and perpetually stuck in wall bounce - more fighting game oddities from D-NO

D-NO continues to post some of the best fighting game oddities over on Twitter.

From strange glitches to fun facts, D-NO's feed is always entertaining. Today's batch of clips includes some interesting behavior during classic Mortal Kombat fatalities, push block that makes Dan and Juni invincible in Street Fighter Alpha 3, and perpetual wall bounce in Jojo's.

You can check out each one below.


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For more awesome clips, be sure to follow D-NO on Twitter.

Marvel Infinite's 'infinite' inputs, consistent players in Street Fighter 5 and special guest Alex Myers; Best of V goes live at 4 p.m. PDT

With all the new announcements over the last week and DreamHack Austin's exciting play out, there's plenty to talk about in the realm of fighting games.

We're kicking off today's live broadcast with a visit with RN|Alex Myers as he's leveled his Street Fighter game up a remarkable amount, and has gone from decent to a full fledged force to be reckoned with as evidenced by his top eight winners berth at DHA.

As always, Steve "AceKingOffsuit" Jurek will be recapping Pro Tour happenings and standings. We'll then jump into Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's input controls, and they various, conflicting reports we've been hearing about them over the last week.

We'll also be discussing the newly released Guilty Gear Revelator 2 demo, upcoming SF5 content and more. You can catch the live stream embed below.

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