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We could stare at Raiko's fighting game art all day long

We had to sift through quite a few images to find enough fighting game characters for a gallery, but we aren't complaining in the least as the top-notch artistic abilities of Sean "Raiko" Tay make virtually every one of his pieces a joy to look at.

The Singaporean artist's style tends to be on the softer side with lower lighting, yet forgoes seemingly zero details as every glance at each of his images seems to reveal something we had missed previously.

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Steam Summer Sale brings in the best fighting game discounts including Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition for the first time and all EVO Online games

Fighting game players finding a home on the PC platform have grown exponentially over the past decade or so, and now they're in for a big seasonal treat for the next few weeks.

Steam is now running its annual Summer Sale starting today which includes some of the best deals for fighting games that we've seen in quite some time including the first notable discounts for Street Fighter 5: Champion Editon, all EVO Online titles and dozens more of the big names.

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Evil Geniuses parts ways with Christopher 'NYChrisG' Gonzalez

Evil Geniuses has announced that they are parting ways with fighting game player Christopher Gonzalez, better known in the fighting game community as NYChrisG.

"Christopher 'NYChrisG' Gonzalez has been released and is no longer a member of Evil Geniuses," said Evil Geniuses' issued statement. "We at Evil Geniuses value each member of our community, and have zero tolerance for harassment. After investigation, it was evident that Chris' statements, though made in 2017, continue to have real, harmful impact in our community."

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Tencent's Street Fighter: Duel mobile game receives new teaser trailer ahead of larger showcase

The Street Fighter series has seen great representation in mobile gaming lately with a prominent role in the popular card game Teppen and beyond though there's something else in the works focused solely on the world warriors.

Tencent, the company that owns Riot Games and has major stakes in tons of other developers / publishers, is finally ready to show off Street Fighter: Duel beginning with a new teaser trailer ahead of its upcoming games conference.

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Fighting game art from Ironpinky features characters from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, Red Earth, and more

If you're into comics or collectible statues, there's a decent chance you've already seen the awesome artwork of Edwin "Ironpinky" Huang as he works for both UDON and Pop Culture Shock.

For both of these reputable enterprises to rope an artist in indicates there's likely something special about them, and it only took a few scrolls of the mouse wheel on Huang's Twitter page for us to see what that was.

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We discuss why Street Fighter X Tekken tanked in many respects, plus Capcom secrets and unlikely fighting game lessons learned from Risk

Recent releases for new Capcom titles have been excellent... with the stark exception for its fighting game division. On this week's podcast, we blast back eight years into the past to reexamine the tumultuous tale that was Street Fighter X Tekken, knowing that the development company likely has a new major release somewhere on the horizon.

This is in no small part inspired by a recent research project posted by Matt McMuscles as he sheds light on some of the project's poorer decisions that we'd hope aren't repeated.

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The fighting game community is really excited for New Pokemon Snap

Earlier this morning, the Pokemon Company held a presentation to showcase new content and titles that are on the horizon. While a lot of us were watching in hopes that they might slip in a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character reveal, fans were shocked by a major surprise announcement.

After 21 years, Pokemon Snap is finally making a return. New Pokemon Snap has been officially unveiled, and despite it not being a fighting game title, the fighting game community (FGC) appears to be thrilled about the upcoming photo-centric adventure.

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EVO finals stage awesomely recreated in VRChat allowing players to walk around the arena, commentate matches and look out to the digital crowd

Evolution has served as the biggest and most prestigious stage for fighting game players for over two decades though only a lucky few have been able to stand upon that finals stage staring out at the crowd of peers and compatriots.

There won't be anybody playing upon that stage this year unfortunately following EVO 2020's cancellation though now everybody can get the chance to do just that and so much more in an awesome new digital recreation of the whole venue.

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Concerning online experiences, what do we want from fighting game developers moving forward?

The fighting game community finds itself at a pivotal point right now as we face two unignorable truths that, while not necessarily new, have moved very high up the priority hierarchy: quality of online fighting game play is integrally important, and quality of online fighting game play is not where it needs to be.

With new consoles on the horizon and the next chapter of fighters more than likely in development, it's highly important that the community clearly voice not only the issues that perturb us, but also the specific changes we want to see.

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PlayStation 5 listing appears on Amazon again, this time with a lower price tag

Following the big reveal last week for the PlayStation 5's game line up, the number one question on pretty much everyone's mind is "how much is this going to cost?"

Amazon UK previously posted dummy listings for the PS5 suggesting it might be quite the expense, but now it appears as though Amazon France is taking up the torch of potential pricing leaks in slightly more believable fashion.

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The PlayStation 5 looks like it's going to be annoying to run fighting game tournaments on

The PlayStation 5 finally received its full unveiling earlier in the week where Sony revealed the look of their next generation console though fighting game players immediately took notice of one particular detail— besides making memes about its appearance.

Much of the talk surrounding the PS5 in the FGC have been discussions surrounding the system's single front-facing USB port where players will need to plug in their arcade sticks and other controllers.

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Turn notifications off when entering online tournaments as players report invitation spamming during recent Street Fighter 5 events

With the move to entirely online fighting game tournaments for the time being, there's going to be some new growing pains for both players and organizers that are going to take some time to get used to.

One such issue which has reared its head is players being on the receiving end of spammed notifications during tournament matches at events like Blink All Star Challenge West Coast and the first Capcom Pro Tour Online bracket for 2020.

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Someone made a PogChamp face mask

We've heard a good bit of tense discussion over the last few months with regards to face masks as our society deals with the ongoing threats of COVID-19, but we're happy to be able to say that there's a mask available that virtually everyone will be excited to put on and show off in public: the Pogchamp mask.

Now all of us can turn the bottom halves of our normal, boring, everyday faces into the bottom half of the iconic emote featuring the fighting game community's own Ryan "Gootecks" Gutierrez.

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How large of a base roster should we expect for Street Fighter 6 and other potential titles of the coming era?

This question has been a bit of a moving target in recent years as fighting game development has evolved significantly through DLC practices, but it'd be beneficial for our community to come to and be vocal about expectations regarding launch rosters of coming titles.

Though we're still enjoying the final chapters of Street Fighter 5, one has to believe that Capcom currently has its next big fighter in development (whether that be Street Fighter 6, another Marvel vs. Capcom entry, or something else entirely) and we also know that SNK is working on King of Fighters 15 and Arc System Works has Guilty Gear Strive in... the works. Given that we know there's quite a bit on the horizon, perhaps now is as good a time as any to get that conversation started.

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The internet is going IN on the newly unveiled PlayStation 5 design, here are some of our favorite memes thus far

The world was made privy to the design of the new PlayStation 5 just yesterday, and it turns out that Sony's upcoming console looks like just about everything except a gaming platform.

As it's prone to do, the internet quickly went to work creating funny images comparing the PS5 to old routers, outfits, duck faces, and plenty more. We've rounded up some of our favorites to share with you.

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PlayStation 5 console revealed, digital version also shown

While we were sad not to see any fighting game content during Sony's big PlayStation 5 "Future of Gaming" presentation, we did get to finally see what the company's next console looks like.

After showing off a collection of titles headed to PS5 in the coming months and years, Sony gave us visuals on the exciting new hardware highlighting not only the console itself but also the Dual Sense wireless controller, the controller charging station, an HD camera hook up, and the Pulse 3D wireless headsets.

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Update: PlayStation 5's The Future of Gaming event is now live

Update: The Future of Gaming livestream for PlayStation 5 is now live, and you can watch it here with us in the story below.

After many months of waiting, today finally marks the day that players around the world will be able to see what the PlayStation 5 really looks like in action.

Sony's rescheduled The Future of Gaming event for the PlayStation 5 is scheduled to be livestreamed shortly beginning at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET after being delayed from its initial time spot a week ago.

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