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CEO 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be seeing the grand return of one of the biggest offline majors, namely CEO 2022 which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

There are far too many notable players attending to list them all, but here's just a mere sample of who's going to be there — PG|Punk, Intel|Razzo, XSET|iDom, PG|Plup, TSM|Tweek, DUSG|Gen, RB|Anakin, TMG|Tamago, Moist|Hotashi, CGL|K7 Showoff, NYChrisG, Talon|Book, Liquid|Hungrybox, BMS|Wawa, PGW|Ren, Justin Wong, Liquid|Riddles, Bandits|MenaRD, TxC|ViolentKain, Rise|Nitro, RR|Mono, AR|Wero Asamiya, RYO, Liquid|Dabuz, VGIA|Shanks, Bandits|Caba, DUSG|Rangchu, Exceed|Solstice, Smug, Pako, BC|ApologyMan, Nephew, Hive|LegendaryyPred, Shadow20z, TxC|Khriz, PG|KizzieKay, PG|HookGangGod, ScrawtVermillion, END|Shine, Buscar Luz, Kasuga, EMGG|Justakid, PAR|FlashMetroid, Mundank, LZR|Hayatei, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PG|MarlinPie, MEGA|ArnKratos, CLG|Brian_F, DEUS|Incendiate, Monarch, DUSG|Pinya, Damdai, ElChakotay, RayRay, YARUCREW|Macho, BAN|Sonix, Zomba, Gosain, END|Shine, OmegaXcn, Shuaboo, Paragon|Myran, MVD, MuteAce, DZ|Jonathan Tene, BC|LordKnight, TS1|Cookye, VIEJOS|Gandido, PartyWolf, Jake, PG|Marss, JakeyTheSnakey, Jram, Spiral|Krudo, Arlieth and more.

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Special Street Fighter 35th anniversary website launched, features impressive timeline of game release dates over the years

2022 marks the 35th anniversary of one of the most iconic video game series of all time — Street Fighter. It looks like the folks over at Capcom are celebrating with a slick new website focused on paying tribute to the franchise's legacy.

The special website has sprouted up and features a handful of cool things related to over three decades of fighting streets. Most notably on this site, however, is an impressive history log that includes initial release dates for seemingly every main Street Fighter game that has been released over these last 35 years.

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All of the Darkstalkers female transformations in Capcom Fighting Collection's two Japan exclusive titles

Capcom Fighting Collection is out tomorrow on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Microsoft Windows, and when it drops fans will be able to take a trek down memory lane with 10 classic Capcom (mostly) fighting titles. If you'd like to know if this package is worth the money, be sure to read over our review.

One of the main stars of the show in this collection is the five Darkstalkers games included that comprise the series' full library, and moreover, the two Japan exclusive titles in Vampire Hunter 2: Darkstalkers' Revenge and Vampire Savior 2: The Lord of Vampire. Since this is the first time many of us outside of Japan are getting to experience these two exclusives, we thought it would be fun to take a look at all of the female transformations in these two titles caused by Demitri's Midnight Bliss special move — one of the most peculiar and standout maneuvers in all of the Darkstalkers franchise.

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Is it worth the money? — Capcom Fighting Collection

Like any good video game company with a long legacy of top notch games, Capcom has put out numerous compilations celebrating some of the best titles in their library. The longtime developer is gearing up to add another assemblage to their repertoire later this week with Capcom Fighting Collection — a gathering of 10 classic games all rolled up into one package with a single price tag.

With compilation products, it can be difficult for a company to justify having fans pay for games they probably already own or have owned in the past, so it typically comes down to game (and version) choice as well as the bells and whistles. Does Capcom Fighting Collection have enough to be worth the money? Read on to find out.

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Here's the full list of fighting games included on PlayStation Plus' newly launched subscription service

We've been hearing about PlayStation's plans to incorporate a new subscription service to try and rival the Xbox Game Pass, and now it's finally time to see what it's all about.

Sony has officially launched the new PlayStation Plus service featuring hundreds of titles from the original console up to the PlayStation 5, and there's a good bit of fighting games on the table too.

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Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, and 30 other arcade classics returning in Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium

The big news coming out of today's Summer Games Fest presentation for Capcom fans is surely the new Street Fighter 6 Guile trailer, but while we're all excited for the future, Capcom is also rolling out a blast from the past.

We also got a trailer for the upcoming Capcom Arcade 2nd Stadium, a collection of 32 arcade classics including titles from Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Mega Man, and other iconic franchises.

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Old Capcom titles may be playable within Street Fighter 6, new character screenshots and more secrets hidden in Battle Hub

Capcom dropped a massive amount of information for Street Fighter 6 earlier this week, and there appears to be even more interesting details hidden within the official images shown.

In particular, eagle-eyed fans have noticed a bunch of unannounced info inside the Battle Hub, including small screenshots of new characters as well as the implication that SF6 may allow users to play old Street Fighter and other classic Capcom arcade games within the upcoming title.

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Every hidden character in Street Fighter

Fighting games exploded onto the scene in the early 90's and fans flocked to arcades in droves to discover all their ins and outs, but even after (alleged) final bosses had been beaten, players would eventually find that developers would often slip hidden characters that could only be unlocked once certain requirements were met in their games.

This widely started with the Reptile fight at the bottom of The Pit in Mortal Kombat 1, but Capcom would very much follow in suit with its Street Fighter series shortly thereafter. We're taking a look at all the hidden playable characters in the main entry Street Fighter games, some of which you very well may never heard of before.

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One of the most broken and oppressive fighting game characters of all time is being added to Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R

Just yesterday, Bandai Namco announced four new characters for Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R. Robert E. O. Speedwagon, Mariah, Pet Shop, and Diego Brando are joining the battle, but there's one character in this line up that immediately perked the ears of fighting game fans everywhere upon reveal.

Pet Shop, the ice spewing falcon, will be playable in All-Star Battle R, and this particular fighter carries a reputation for being one of the most broken, oppressive, and vile characters in all of fighting games. Needless to say, fans are concerned that history may repeat itself come September 2.

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Capcom does not believe Capcom Fighting Collection will increase the possibility of classic series like Darkstalkers seeing a revival

Capcom is gearing up for the release of their latest bundle of retro fighting games. Capcom Fighting Collection is set to drop next month and will feature 10 classic titles spanning several fan-favorite fighting franchises from the past.

While fans are certainly excited to revisit these childhood memories, it is the potential for series revivals that this collection potentially implies that has them most thrilled. Unfortunately, according to a new interview with Street Fighter 5 producer Shuhei Matsumoto, Capcom doesn't feel the same way.

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The first time each Street Fighter character was playable

We're likely on the verge of some new Street Fighter 6 information as we delve into the summer season, and while we wait to see which new and familiar faces appear for the game's starting lineup, a look into the past might help us get an idea of what's coming down the pike.

We're examining each main Street Fighter entry and noting how many characters got their playable debut in which titles. We get into the details of what percentage of base and final rosters were new while also nostalgically recalling the first times we were able to get our hands on particular fighters.

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Whether you want adorable Capcom and SNK ladies or badass maniacs, Yagi's amazing fighting game art can do it all

One tell of a great artist is their apparent mastery over multiple different styles in their medium, and the vast ocean of fighting games out in the world give fans the opportunity to showcase their range.

In our neck of the woods, however, it'd be a hard job to beat Yagi because whether you want to see the adorable ladies from Street Fighter, King of Fighters and Darkstalkers or crazy badass bosses, their works of art can seemingly do it all.

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Xbox's big Fighter Sale features The King of Fighters 15 and many more sweet fighting game discounts

It's not everyday we see a video game sale dedicated specifically to fighting games, so this should be considered a special occassion.

Xbox is currently putting on their Fighter Sale, which as the name suggests includes a bunch of sweet deals for the genre including The King of Fighters 15.

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Street Fighter 5 sales continue to close in on Street Fighter 2's franchise console record of 6.3 million

Capcom has released updated numbers for their Platinum Titles page, and we note that 2016's Street Fighter 5 is still selling units despite being in its sixth year after release.

In fact, Street Fighter's fifth installment is now within striking distance of Street Fighter 2's long-held title of being the best-selling title in the franchise as it's garnered 100k more sales since our last snapshot. Street Fighter 5 isn't the only game making moves, though, as few other Capcom fighting titles have shown progress as well.

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Ranking Street Fighter's 6 boss characters from worst to best

Boss characters are a staple of fighting games. Getting to the end of an arcade mode ladder and then putting together all the skills you've learned in order to overcome the ultimate, input-reading test.

Though there have been plenty of sub and hidden bosses, we're taking a look at the franchise's six biggest bad guys that set themselves apart as "bosses" and ordering them from worst to best.

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These are the fighting games coming to the new PlayStation Plus subscription service

With Game Pass finding success by making subscriptions more appetizing for players in the Xbox ecosystem, There have been a ton of eyes on PlayStation to see what they'd be doing to compete, and now we finally got a picture of what's coming.

Sony recently released the list of titles that will be included in the overhaul of their PlayStation Plus subscription service, and there will be a handful of new and classic fighting games for players to get their hands on.

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A special look back at the legendary 25-year career of Daigo Umehara from the mouth of The Beast himself

When you think of the term professional fighting game player, it's almost impossible not to immediately think of the man from Japan who captured attention around the world and inspired multiple generations of competitors to take a much closer look at the genre.

To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the legend first trying to make it as a pro, IGN sat down with Daigo Umehara to ask him about the most memorable moments of his journey thus far from his arcade origins, 286-win streak, Evo Moment #37, Evo championships, setting world records and so much more.

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