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Udon’s Street Fighter Swimsuit Special covers for 2020 include mermaid Chun-Li, surfs up Poison, tuxedo Ryu and sexy bridal Cammy

Summer is just about here for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and while the beaches may not exactly be the peak destination this year, the world warriors will still be out having fun in the sun.

Udon Entertainment is back for the fifth year in a row to release the official Street Fighter Swimsuit Special later this summer, and they recently revealed the multitude of cool and sexy artwork that will be gracing its covers.

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When should you wake up DP? Daigo shares three situations where he feels the gamble is worth it

RB|Daigo Umehara is famous for a great many things in the fighting game world, but it may only be EVO Moment 37 that garners more fame and communal discussion than his seemingly psychic abilities to decide when to let a high-risk Dragon Punch rip.

In a recent upload from FGC Translated The Beast is asked how he goes about choosing when to wake up with an invincible reversal. He offers three specific situations wherein he feels the risk is worth the reward.

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Tekken 7 is one of the headlining games of the Humble Bandai Namco Bundle 4

For years, Humble Bundle has served as a great way for players to rack up a large backlog of games to play while helping a good cause though it's not everyday that a major fighting game is tossed into the equation.

The Humble Bandai Namco Bundle 4 sale is currently underway, and one of its premier titles this time around is one of the biggest fighting games of the current generation, Tekken 7.

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This real-life recreation of King's Reverse Arm Slam Chain Grab from Tekken is hilarious and awesome

King, the jaguar-masked wrestler in the Tekken series, is a grappler character who is known for his command throws. One of his defining traits, in fact, are these long, intricate chain grabs that require a set of various inputs to pull off completely and successfully.

One such chain grab is called the Reverse Arm Slam, and with it King performs a series of slams on the opponent before grabbing them by the legs and swinging them around. It looks awesome in-game, but it looks hilarious AND awesome when performed in real life by MacheteHernand1.

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Combo Breaker retrospective is live streaming right now: relive the moments of one of the best FGC tournaments in the event's absence this weekend

Combo Breaker 2020 was slated to run this weekend over in Chicago, Illinois, but due to the adjustments being made in response to COVID-19, the event was canceled. That hasn't stopped the Combo Breaker team from allowing fans to enjoy the magic that is the major fighting game tournament this weekend.

A retrospective of the event is currently streaming live (at the time of writing this) that will revisit some of the best moments that took place at Combo Breaker all the way back from 2015 to 2019.

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New Guilty Gear Strive announcements coming in June during recently revealed New Game+ Expo, SNK and others scheduled to join event

The last piece of news we heard about Guilty Gear Strive was the announcement of its delay past the end of 2020 though now we have something nice to look forward to with the title in the very near future.

Arc System Works revealed today new Guilty Gear Strive footage and information will be making its debut in June with the recently announced New Game+ Expo.

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How did we miss this amazing Darkstalkers Easter egg in Resident Evil Resistance?

Admittedly, I have not yet played the Resident Evil 3 remake, nor have I hopped into Resident Evil Resistance. Personally, I tend to wait for these kinds of games to go down in price before picking them up and jumping in — don't judge me.

It seems that in this case, however, I should have picked up the game at launch because I missed out on an incredible Easter egg found in Resistance. A video from Just Add Monsters that was uploaded last month shows a really cool Darkstalkers reference in one of the game's stages that is pretty hard to miss once you're in the fray.

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EVO Online's decision to limit open tournaments to titles with great netcode is a bold message to fighting game developers

When news first dropped that EVO 2020 was cancelled and EVO Online would be taking its place, the FGC's immediate concern jumped to how the mainstage games would hold up considering none of them are known for their strong netplay capabilities.

The organizers behind EVO essentially side-stepped that issue completely, however, this week when they announced that none of those titles would be part of the open tournaments for EVO Online with those honors going instead to four fighting games championed by the community for their netcode prowess.

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Fighting game players are very vulnerable to hand injuries so Alex Myers teaches how to prevent from getting hurt in the first place via key stretches

Performing repetitive tasks for long periods of time without breaks is a surefire way to become injured, so it's no surprise that many professional and dedicated fighting game players suffer from issues with their hands, wrists and arms including painful conditions like tendinitis.

This applies to pro Street Fighter player Alex Myers who recently used his years of experience as a patient in physical therapy to create a video to help prevent others from pushing their bodies past the breaking point while playing games for an extended period of time.

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'Did he just lag in real life?' - The Keef Crew's take on EVO Online's announcement and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's exclusion hits down to the core

When EVO Online was first teased following the offline major's cancellation, players around the world wondered how their games would hold up in a large netplay setting. One community, however, had their concerns answered rather directly, as Super Smash Bros. Ultimate did not make the list.

The Keef Crew put together a hilarious skit at the time warning of the impending Wi-Fi warriors, but now with Smash no longer part of the equation, their newest video takes on the exclusion and how the various scenes reacted to the news.

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EVO online could be coming back in the future if fans are 'really excited and engaged' says Mr. Wizard

The biggest fighting game stage in the world is taking a necessary respite away from the traditional event centers in Las Vegas and making its home online this year thanks to complications from COVID-19, but this very well may not be the online time we see EVO go online, according to head tournament organizer, Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar.

EVO's big boss took to Twitter this week to state that if fans show enough interest to this year's somewhat obligated experiment, network play could become a more regular part of the EVO experience in the future even after restrictions on social interactions have been lifted.

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EVO Online details revealed with 5 weeks of events, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate removed from lineup

With the cancellation of the main EVO 2020 event due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have pivoted to move the event online with a newfound focus on fighting games with the best netplay around.

The first details for EVO Online have been revealed via an announcement trailer which will be split up over five weekends and features a very drastic change up to the events and games originally planned to take place.

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Unreal Engine 5 officially revealed which may power the next generation of fighting games

Epic and their Unreal Engine have held a strong presence within the fighting game community for multiple console generations at this point, and now we've seen what the next generation may have in store for us.

During the Summer Game Fest showcase this morning, Epic unveiled Unreal Engine 5 with the first real-time PlayStation 5 footage which shows off what the next generation of fighting games may be working with.

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Update: Summer Game Fest reveal showcase stream is now live

Update: The Summer Game Fest: Special Wednesday Showcase plus Interview stream is now live. You can watch it with us in the story below.

With the cancellation of E3 2020, video game developers have pivoted to move their big announcements for this year to a completely digital landscape with some help.

Longtime gaming industry veteran Geoff Keighley is hosting too keep these reveals coming with the Summer Game Fest with an announcement stream coming this morning beginning at 8 a.m. PT.

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Hit Box co-founder plays PC version of Super Mario 64 and Farming Simulator on arcade stick

I somehow keep forgetting that Farming Simulator is a thing, but it's been around since 2008 and they've made at least eight console versions, (plus five on mobile) so I take that as evidence that it must be fun.

The President and co-founder of Hit Box LLC, HitBoxDustin, has taken things to a new level by incorporating an arcade stick (strangely enough, not a Hit Box) and a Wii nunchuck into Farming Simulator 19.

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Street Fighter 5 Director shares Street Fighter 2 and old school Capcom beat 'em up posters plus Japanese information guides

Street Fighter 5 Director Takayuki Nakayama is spending a good chunk of his free time lately sharing his personal collection of video game goods while working from home which happens to include a ton of classic Capcom fighting game and arcade title items.

Nakayama's latest endeavor has been to post the Japanese informational pamphlets for Street Fighter 2's arcade releases and updates along with some licensed gems from Capcom's beat 'em up catalog like Alien vs. Predator and The Punisher.

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Nintendo pledges to update Switch Online to 'make software more enjoyable and convenient'

Nintendo has released their latest Annual Financial Briefing Q&A and thanks to translation efforts from Robert Sephazon we're able to get some insight on the company's current plans.

Especially with the majority of battles now taking place over the internet thanks to coronavirus quarantines, the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community has been particularly vocal about needs for better online experiences. While it's not a direct acknowledgment of Smash Ultimate's situation, an interesting thread that clearly emerged from the Q&A report focused on enhancing Nintendo Switch Online to make it more enjoyable.

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