Thunderstruck 4 results ft. Filipino Champ, ElTigre, El Rosa, Kusanagi

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thunderstruck 4 is taking place this weekend in Mexico, and while it's a Capcom Pro Tour event, it will also feature tournaments in King of Fighters 14, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo.

Players expected to attend include PG|Filipino Champ, ARPC|ElTigre, GC|El Rosa, Kusanagi, TL|CastBlanka, Isurus|Pony and more.

Streaming is being done by Team Sabroso and Team Sabroso 2.

Check out the full action below.

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Visual history of Cammy explores the backside of her career

Cammy first appeared in the arcade release of Super Street Fighter 2 on September 10, 1993, and ever since her debut she's been waifu status for a number of players in the FGC.

Our gallery below showcases her different appearances in a number of Capcom fighting games over the years, all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

She's had a very long fighting game career, which means there's quite a bit of artwork here to look through.

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Rook's moves convey a perfect mix of light and darkness - the untold story of Capcom Fighting All-Stars detailed in CFN profiles

Lately on the CFN Portal, we've gotten a few stories centering on the characters who were to be introduced in the unreleased Capcom Fighting All-Stars.

Next up, D.D.'s closest ally, the "Rebellion Feather" Rook takes centre stage. Check out his images here.

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Continue below for his full profile.

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Daisuke Dejima set out to stop the great catastrophe afflicting Metro City - the untold story of Capcom Fighting All-Stars detailed in CFN profiles

Lately on the CFN Portal, we've gotten a few stories centering on the characters who were to be introduced in the unreleased Capcom Fighting All-Stars.

First in line we have Daisuke Dejima, "D.D.", also known as "The Crimson Thunder". Check out his images here.

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Continue below for his full profile.

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The original Street Fighter released 29 years ago today, and it could literally leave you with a bloody fist

On August 30, 1987, years before some of our readers were even a thought in their parent's minds, the original Street Fighter hit arcades.

I was but a kid when this game was released (yeah, I'm old), and little did I know this franchise would change and shape my life in so many positive ways.

The most infamous story behind the arcade release is that the game originally shipped with pressure-sensitive rubber pads for each player, and the harder you hit them, the stronger the attack that would come out.

Gamers getting too engaged into the action managed to inflict quite a bit of damage on the machines, and in some cases themselves, leaving them walking away from the arcade cabinet with a bloody fist.

As these problems surfaced, Capcom started replacing the pressure-sensitive buttons with the 6-button layout we all know so well.

We wanted to share some images of the product that started it all, including artwork of the 12 cast members and screen shots of the action. Check out everything below.

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Visual history of Ken shows how the fiery shoto has changed across tons of fighting games

Last time, we took a look out how the first fighting female of Street Fighter, Chun-Li, evolved over the years. Today, let's check out how Ken's appearance has transformed throughout the plethora of games he's been in.

To document how his look has changed over the years, we rounded up several pieces of artwork starting from the first Street Fighter all the way up to Street Fighter 4. We even threw in Ken's appearance in Street Fighter 2010, even though it's technically not a fighting game.

Ken's design is a fairly simple one. Though artists have depicted him differently over the years, the main alteration we see is the addition made to his hair length. His largest overhaul can be seen in Street Fighter 5, where his appearance kept some of its core features, but made some large tweaks.

You can check out the gallery below.

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This Nurse Morrigan statue is the perfect blend of sexy, classy and inspired; check out these new images of this amazing figurine

There's no beating around the bush with this one, Nurse Morrigan is a sexual figurine. I'll let our commenters point out the specific details they find, and speaking of details this statue is incredible.

I call it inspired because there's no apparent reason to associate Morrigan with the sexy nurse cliche, but creators Tsuyoshi Hamasaki and Kinu Nishimura do a wonderful job of creatively and tastefully blending the two entities together.

Morrigan's vampiric nature obviously lends itself to the idea of drawing blood. The paradoxical allure and danger of a succubus inversely contrasts with the way people often harbor fear for syringes despite the fact that they ultimately offer better health. Also, Morrigan looks hot.

We've highlighted this statue before, but we've come across some new, higher resolution images that we felt it was our duty to share them. Please share your thoughts and reactions in the comments.

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You can order online at AmiAmi.com. Found via Crunchyroll.

'Go home and be a family man' - This metal cover of Guile's theme with lyrics added on totally knocked our socks off

Well, isn't this a nice treat. A bunch of musicians from Brazil have teamed up together to bring us something truly amazing - a metal Guile's Theme cover, but contrary to most other covers out there, this one has lyrics added on to it, and five members working in unison to bring the utmost level of hype and burning American pride to the song.

This video brings together Celso Alves on vocals, Fábio Lima on classical/lead guitar, Vítor Monticelli on bass, Gilson Naspolini on drums and Nando Moura on lead guitar to bring us a truly epic version of one of Street Fighter's most celebrated musical pieces.

Check out this extravagant cover below.

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Visual history of Chun-Li explores her appearances in tons of fighting games

Ever since Chun-Li made her debut appearance in Street Fighter 2, Capcom has been including her in a considerable amount of titles through the years.

To help document how her look has changed through the years, we've included various pieces of artwork starting from Street Fighter 2, working all the way up to Street Fighter 4.

While Chun-Li's core look has stayed intact, for the most part, the style and approach artists have taken with the character have definitely evolved. Check out our gallery below.

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Sirlin's cr.MP is the stuff of legends: Used move 18 consecutive times in grand finals in Alpha 2 days

One of my favorite moments in fighting game history was documented in David Sirlin's Playing to Win book.

Sirlin was facing Thao Duong in the Street Fighter Alpha 2 grand finals at East Coast Championships 4, and went to an infamous tactic which won him the tournament, and a spot in the proverbial FGC hall of fame (some would argue shame).

Being outmatched and feeling like he had no other alternatives, Sirlin picked Rose — who has one of the most ridiculous normals in Street Fighter history — Crouching Medium Punch, and spammed the move with a specific pattern and timing to win the whole event.

Spectators at the time said that Sirlin used Rose's cr.MP 18 consecutive times without he or his opponent doing a single other move.

We've recreated in the moment in question, even though the use of the word 'recreation' is a bit of a stretch.

In reality, we booted up Alpha 2 and had Rose spam cr.MP for days against Chun-Li, just to give people some idea of what the moment in question may have looked like.


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Daigo's book 'The Will to Keep Winning' now available in English on Amazon Kindle

Back in 2012, the most famous fighting game player of them all, BST|Daigo Umehara published a book back in his homeland of Japan.

Before this year, it hasn't been available in English, and even then, it's only been in very limited supply.

However, now, you can rejoice, because the English language-version of the book has been officially released on Amazon Kindle. If you're itching to learn more about what keeps BST|Daigo so consistent, go buy it right away.

Banner image courtesy of Stephanie Lindgren. Story source: Daigo's Twitter.

The gem that never was - Get a glimpse of Capcom Fighting All-Stars through this promotional art, character select art, screenshots and more

Back in the early 2000s, Capcom were planning a fighting game bringing together various fighting characters into one game. This game was, at the time, known as Capcom Fighting All-Stars: Code Holder.

While this game never saw the light of day as a final product, some aspects of it have survived throughout the years - for example, the character Ingrid was created for this game, and later included in other Capcom titles such as Capcom Fighting Evolution and Street Fighter Alpha 3: MAX. Here's some promotional artwork of the game.

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Continue below for some more images related to this never-released game.

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Rival Schools 3 a possibility? Series producer Hideaki Itsuno encourages fans to tweet him with #RivalSchools3 to make it happen

Ah, Rival Schools... Such a nostalgic series. Jam-packed with students from various schools, with different fighting styles, all battling it out on schoolyards and similar arenas. This truly was a game series that was all about having fun.

Unfortunately, fighting games aren't quite as commonplace anymore, and many series that used to be dear to our hearts have fallen to the wayside. However, Rival Schools 3 just might be more than a pipe dream.

In a recent post at the CFN network, series producer Hideaki Itsuno urged fans to tweet him with the hashtag #RivalSchools3.

Check out below what he had to say when asked about getting a new game in the series.

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FADC combos, Shoryu juggles and Super enders ... Wait, this is in Tekken?! Akuma combo video from Tekken 7: Fated Retribution released

With Tekken 7: Fated Retribution just having been released in arcades, eager Tekken fans have finally gotten some time with the game.

This has also resulted in a Akuma combo video being released by Game Studio CUBE Kouenji.

In this video, you can see clearly that Akuma has retained his classic Street Fighter style of movement, particularly focused on what he was like in Street Fighter 4, complete with FADCs and all the likes. Check out one of the combos which does over 60% damage right here.


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Check out the full combo video with loads more cool stuff right below.

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Amazing Chun-Li, Ken, Ryu, and Amaterasu statues, Street Fighter Pop figures, and more: Check out the Capcom merch displayed on E3 2016's show floor

E3 2016 wrapped up last week, and as many of you probably know by now I was on the scene gathering intel for the team back home. During some down time, I took the opportunity to snap some photos of the awesome merchandise Capcom had on display at their booth on the show floor.

Featured for attendees to see were a number of amazing looking statues, a handful of the upcoming Funko Pop figures, and even some killer Mega Man stuff.

Since E3 isn't open to the public, I thought I'd share some of this stuff with you all! Below are just a handful of the photos to get you started, but you can check out the rest after the jump.

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