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Is Street Fighter 5 in a good spot now?

The four and a half year life of Street Fighter 5 thus far started on a low note and has been a roller coaster of ups and downs from there, but despite plenty of dips and bumps, the game is still around, moving forward with a good bit of momentum, and is being played regularly by the Street Fighter scene.

There's surely still plenty of negative emotion and spite for the game from those who were understandably let down by its shoddy launch and laundry list of issues thenceforth, but as we look at it in its current state having seen significant improvements over recent chapters, we have to ask whether or not we can say SF5 is finally in a truly good spot and thus worth a second look from those who have previously given up hope.

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Nine characters in Street Fighter 5's story modes who could become the game's final DLC addition

During their Season 5 DLC presentation for Street Fighter 5, Capcom developers were sure to point out that some of their new character choices were directly tied to the game's story.

As such, we figured going back through A Shadow Falls as well as the individual character pre-stories to spot other figures who might fit that same bill might help us speculate as to the potential identity of the fifth and final character who is slated to be added toward the end of next year.

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Street Fighter 5 is getting a brand new crossover costume from Fighting EX Layer

The official Street Fighter Twitter just revealed that Street Fighter 5 has a new crossover costume en route from none other than Fighting EX Layer on September 16.

The new look has been fitted to franchise poster boy, Ryu, and sees him take on the appearance of the sliver-haired Kairi. Traditionally Capcom has sampled directly from other Capcom titles for this practice, but this is more of a "once removed" sort of scenario.

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Should Capcom use a Street Fighter 4 original character as Street Fighter 5's final DLC addition?

Of the 11 characters that made their playable debut in Street Fighter 4, only three are currently available to play in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition.

Seth, Juri, and Poison have all been great additions to the fifth Street Fighter's roster, but the game is getting one more DLC fighter toward the end of next year, and we'd like to take a moment to imagine how good of a fit the eight other Street Fighter 4 newcomers might make for it.

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PlayStation 5 releasing November 12 in some areas and a week later for the rest of the world, pricing information revealed

It's been revealed that the PlayStation 5 will be releasing on November 12 for the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.

All other areas will get access to the PlayStation 5 on November 19, a week later.

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Could Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's final 'Season 5' fighter be a guest character from Arika's EX Fighting Layer?

Guest characters appearing in fighting games has become a bit of a norm in the last few years. Although Capcom has technically been adding guests to the Street Fighter series from Final Fight and Rival Schools (with the recently announced Akira Kazama), they've been taking the "guests" from Capcom's other intellectual properties.

Earlier this week, Kairi from EX Fighting Layer was made into a crossover costume for Ryu. Interestingly enough, Kairi and Fighting EX Layer are properties owned by Arika, not Capcom.

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Virtua Fighter returns and it's going eSports

During Tokyo Game Show 2020 Online this morning, Sega announced that long-running 3D fighting franchise Virtua Fighter will be coming back. According to the company, there will be an emphasis on eSports with its return.

A quick trailer was shown that featured various clips of players and fans competing at tournaments. It was rounded out with a short glimpse at a new render of Virtua Fighter poster boy, Akira, and the announcement that Virtua Fighter is going eSports.

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Super Smash Bros. sales continue to prove fighting games are experiencing an amazing resurgence

The latest Super Smash Bros. entry, Ultimate, has sold over 20 million copies now, marking it as not only an amazingly successful fighting game title, but one of the best selling video games of all time.

To help give this number a bit more context, we can compare it to the grand daddy of fighting games, Street Fighter 2, which has sold over 16 million units world wide, across all versions of the game including the updates like Champion Edition and Super Turbo on many different platforms. The Street Fighter 2 era is often considered one of the best eras for fighting games ever, but considering the success of Super Smash Bros., Mortal Kombat, Tekken and other titles, it's possible we're in the best era ever for fighting games now.

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Artist draws extra buff versions of ladies from fighting game titles like Street Fighter and Fatal Fury

You needn't see E. Honda's sumo abs more than once to realize that fighting game characters are almost always designed to be considerably more muscular than your average Joe Schmo, but one Japanese artist has taken things a full step further and imagined some of the ladies of Street Fighter (along with a few other titles) as incredibly cut body builders.

This might not be for everyone, but we get to see the likes of Cammy, Makoto, Alice, Sakura, and others as though they hit the heavy weights on the regular. Continue on to see the impressive work of Shopyun.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's 'Season V' roster connections appears to be a major factor for the character selection process

During the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Summer Update stream, it was revealed that Dan Hibiki, Rose, Oro, and Akira Kazama (from Rival Schools) would be joining the roster via Season 5. Of course, there is still one more fighter that has yet to be unveiled.

Takayuki Nakayama, Street Fighter 5 Director, and Shuhei Matsumoto, Street Fighter 5 Producer, would go on to explain why each character was selected. A common theme suggested that these combatants were chosen due to connections with other characters that are currently in Street Fighter 5.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3.5 patch notes

Patch notes were shown for the upcoming Dragon Ball FighterZ patch that will make Master Roshi available. As we're currently in the middle of Season 3, this is essentially a "Season 3.5 patch."

The number of changes is comparable to the number of changes that were listed for Season 2 and Season 3. As promised by Tomoko Hiroki, producer for Dragon Ball FighterZ, the focus of this update is intended to strengthen characters and Z Assists that are underused.

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Sony's new PlayStation 5 Showcase is coming next week and maybe we'll see a next gen fighting game

Microsoft had a busy week with the company revealing the Xbox Series S in its entirety plus the price and release date for both the digital console and the flagship Series X over the past few days.

Now the world may know when Sony will fire back their own tags and launches for the PlayStation 5 considering they just announced a showcase event taking place next Wednesday, September 16.

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Former Skullgirls and Lab Zero developers create new studio Future Club

Following the complete evaporation of what was left of Lab Zero Games earlier this month, almost all of the studio's former staff have come back together to form a new yet familiar adventure.

Future Club is the new development studio made up of 15 senior and other previous Lab Zero members as announced by the team themselves.

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Tekken game director says fart special move didn't make it into Tekken 7 because it would have pushed the game to a Mature rating

There are a lot of ridiculous and comical things that exist within the Tekken series, such as bears that put aside mauling you in exchange for punches, kicks, and butt slams. Said bears also used to have a special move with which they farted in the opponent's general direction, but that same move is not present in the latest entry, Tekken 7.

There's actually reason for this, and it wasn't a case of the developers simply thinking the move was unnecessary and omitting it. According to Tekken Chief Producer Katsuhiro Harada, Kuma's fart move was left out of Tekken 7 because it would have pushed the game into a Mature rating.

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Classic Mighty Morphin' baddie Scorpina announced as Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid's final Season 3 character

Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid continues to expand its horizons from the game's humble beginnings at launch with Season 3 still going strong for new characters and updates.

The official Power Rangers Twitter page announced the final character for Season 3 this morning via a new teaser trailer, and it's none other than classic villain Scorpina who will round out the cast before the end of the year.

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