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Capcom's anatomy guide reveals secrets developers have been using for nearly 30 years to animate Street Fighter characters

History and art buffs will likely have a particular appreciation for this content as we take a look at a guide developed by Capcom in the mid-1990s to help with character sprite drawing.

Said guide was shared in Japanese on the Shadaloo CFN page a while back, but has been translated to English by a community member by the name of Gvaat so we in the West can get in on the fun.

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EVO is still moving forward with plans to hold event on July 31 - August 2

Various fighting game community events and tournaments are either being cancelled or postponed due to concerns regarding the coronavirus pandemic. Recently, the CDC recommended that all events that involve the gathering of 50 or more people be canceled if it should take place within the next eight weeks in order to help contain the spreading.

EVO staff has affirmed that they still intend to move forward with their plans of hosting EVO as scheduled on July 31 - August 2 at Mandalay Bay. Hopefully, this entire situation with the virus will be cleared up by then.

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SonicFox and Dekillsage now sponsored by Evil Geniuses with the players being introduced in Dragon Ball-themed video

Evil Geniuses were at one point considered one of the strongest fighting game community sponsors during the days of Street Fighter 4 with players like Justin Wong, Victrix|Momochi and PR Balrog having flown the banner in the past. Now, they seem prepared to make another big push within the scene again.

The over 20-year-old eSports team announced today they have signed on Dominique "SonicFox" McLean and Jon "Dekillsage" Coello as their newest fighting game roster members going into the 2020 season.

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Update: The Road to PlayStation 5 video presentation is now live

Update: Sony's Road to PlayStation 5 video presentation is now live and available. You can find the YouTube version of the new PS5 information in the story below

Earlier: We're getting a more and more vivid picture of the next generation of consoles as we near the coming (holiday season) horizon, and Sony is planning on further pulling back the curtain tomorrow.

An early Tuesday tweet directs PlayStation fans to turn their eyes to the PlayStation Blog on Wednesday morning for an exciting presentation focusing on new details for the PlayStation 5.

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'Nah playboy... S tier tournaments are two rolls' — The Keef Crew does a skit on Smash and FGC tournaments in 2020

Earlier today, the CDC recommended that all events with more than 50 people in attendance be cancelled for the next eight weeks in order to contain the spread of the coronavirus. It goes without saying that this will have a major impact on the fighting game community.

With regards to the outbreak, social distancing is being implemented in hopes of containing the spread. Needless to say, the coronavirus is something that should be taken seriously.

While we're all confined to our homes in the meantime, it's perfectly OK to pass the time by laughing at the memes that are surfacing as a result of the situation. The Keef Crew has released a skit that pokes fun at how tournaments within the Smash community and the FGC will be in 2020.

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The CDC recommends events with 50 people or more be canceled for the next eight weeks, what this likely means for the fighting game community

The COVID-19 coronavirus threat becomes more real with each passing day as new developments continue to roll in and we see more regulations implemented that aim to further stop its spread. Social distancing is a term you've probably heard a lot lately, and it refers to a prevention strategy that sees people avoiding crowds, making less physical contact, and ultimately staying at home (if possible).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued interim guidance for the COVID-19 coronavirus disease that recommends that in-person events with 50 attendees or more within the United States be postponed or canceled during the next eight weeks. What might this mean for the fighting game community (FGC)?

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The Fatality I always wished Jason Voorhees had in Mortal Kombat

If you're the superstitious type, you probably noticed that today is Friday the 13th. Outside of avoiding black cats and trying to not find yourself on the 13th floor of your apartment building, it is not uncommon for Horror fans to celebrate the legacy of Jason Voorhees.

Hailing from the Friday the 13th film series, the classic slasher has been featured in many things, including Mortal Kombat. Back in 2015's Mortal Kombat X, Jason was a playable DLC character with two strong Fatalities, but there was always a particular movie kill that I wish would have made it into the game as a finisher. (NSFW content lies beyond this point.)

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Final Round 2020 canceled due to spreading coronavirus pandemic

Another fighting game event has been canceled due to the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. It has just been announced that Final Round 2020 will no longer be taking place.

Final Round tournament organizer Larry S. Dixon Jr. released a statement moments ago with information regarding the cancellation. We will not be seeing this event take place as a precautionary safety measure in order to avoid further spreading the virus.

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A Lobo fighting game was in the works for Nintendo 64 but was ultimately canceled along with these other titles that never saw the light of day

A recent installment from Did You Know? Gaming takes a look at all of the canceled titles from the Nintendo 64 era, and point out a handful of fighting games that almost came to fruition.

The first of these, and perhaps most attention-grabbing for us, was supposed to be a fighter focused around DC Comics character Lobo.

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CEO tournament organizer Alex Jebailey holding donation drive for Dreamland event and beyond because of impacts from the coronavirus

Community Effort Orlando began back in 2010 where it quickly grew to become one of the biggest fighting game tournaments in the world let alone North America, but the future of the expanding major now appears uncertain due to the immediate impact of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak.

CEO lead organizer Alex Jebailey has been forced to open a donation drive because of major financial issues facing CEO Dreamland scheduled to run this weekend which may endanger the future of the series' events going forward.

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Topanga launches eSports team GyoGun signing pro Street Fighter and Dragon Ball FighterZ players Mago, Moke, Machabo and Mizuha

Topanga has been a big player in the Japanese competitive eSports scene with its fighting game leagues and streams on the production side of the table, and now they're stepping in to a new role in promoting players.

The company announced yesterday they are starting their own eSports team named GyoGun by bringing on some of the biggest or up-and-coming unsigned players in Mago, Mizuha, Moke, Machabo and a card game player by the name of Chomosh.

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Teppen's new Haunted by Memories expansion continues the trend of having fantastic artwork this time focused on characters with shady pasts

Teppen has been available in the hands of Capcom fans for well over half a year at this point, and the game just recently saw its latest expansion Haunted by Memories release alongside one of the developer's most-beloved robots — Zero from the Mega Man X series.

Like the previous packs released for the mobile game, Teppen's new cards continue to impress with their original artwork which includes some of the most popular but some of the most obscure characters from series like Street Fighter and Darkstalkers.

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E3 2020 canceled due to growing coronavirus concerns and cautionary measures

The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a long-running staple of the video game industry to reveal new projects and consoles, but for the first time in 15 years, the massive event will be skipping the start of the new decade.

After reports began to flood the internet last night, the Entertainment Software Association confirmed today that E3 2020 will indeed be canceled due to growing concerns in the United States and around the world about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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NorCal Regionals 2020 canceled due to increasing rate of coronavirus cases

Another fighting game community event has been affected by the spreading COVID-19 coronavirus, and it's a big one which was already heavily impacted before.

Organizer John Choi announced today that NorCal Regionals is now canceled, effective immediately, due to a local government order to stop any mass gathering events from taking place for the rest of the month.

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There's a particularly insidious side of lag that we should probably be considering more often

When people talk about lag as it pertains to fighting games, they often hurry forward to more extreme examples. You'll hear about combos that are dropped because of the irregularities in the game's rhythm, or maybe about how a rollback lied about a hit confirm.

It's absolutely true that the results of egregious lag affect the outcome of matches and the way games are played, but I think there's a layer above when you're seeing handfuls of dropped frames or multiple dropped inputs. This is a layer that is much more insidious and much more significant because instead of simply manipulating single moments in a match, it manipulates the way a player plays the game entirely.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's current most popular created stages feature Gigantamax Pokemon, Mai Shiranui, and the Sonic that EVERYONE loves

You can easily get lost in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's "Shared Content" section. Fans from all over the world create Miis, stages, clips, and more, and dipping into these different sections to see what all the people are making can quickly kill an hour or two before you know it.

The created stages section is my favorite of the bunch, and the fresh backdrops continue to roll out. Today we're taking a look at some of the currently most popular stages made by fans, and there are some real interesting ones to see here.

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Teppen adds Zero from the Mega Man X series as its latest playable character with the new Haunted by Memories expansion

Akuma was the last character to come to the Capcom crossover card game Teppen, and now the newest hero, while he didn't get his start in fighting games, also has quite the ties to the FGC — though many here may view him as a villain.

Zero from the Mega Man X series is now available as Teppen's fourth post-launch playable character with the Haunted by Memories expansion which is quite fitting given the character and new mechanic.

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