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Guile's iconic sweep seen from the opponent's perspective in amazing animation

Although Guile is generally known for only having two special moves with the Sonic Boom and the Flash Kick, he really stands out from the rest of the Street Fighter roster thanks to his fantastic normals.

ShoRyuBarbie has recently uploaded an animation depicting Guile's sweep from the perspective of the opponent. The animator reports that this was a painstaking process, but the effort and skill definitely show up in the animation.

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Ryu explodes a giant banana man with a Hadoken in Fortnite's new Season 6 cinematic trailer

Fortnite may someday rival the likes of Super Smash Bros. for the number of crossovers packed into one game, and there's one character so far who can say he's been a part of both.

Epic Games dropped the Season 6 cinematic trailer for the massive battle royale title this morning which includes scenes with many of its newest skins / promotions like Xenomorphs, Terminators and of course, Ryu from Street Fighter.

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Dan Hibiki's story prologue in Street Fighter 5 pays homage to Street Fighter 2's world map

Dan Hibiki is the latest character to join Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's roster. As the Saikyo Ultimate Style master is considered to be a joke character, hilarious antics are expected from his story prologue.

At one point in the story, there's a need for Dan to fly from Japan to Brazil. To showcase this, Street Fighter 5 pays homage to the world map shown in Street Fighter 2.

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Ryu and Chun-Li are indeed making the jump to Fortnite in new Street Fighter crossover

As one of the biggest video games on planet Earth right now, Fortnite has wrapped in some crazy crossovers from Thanos to revealing that Emperor Palpetine was still alive in Star Wars. Now they apparently have their eyes on the father of modern fighting games.

We previously reported that a mysterious portal opened in Fortnite's map that showed Ryu's iconic Suzaku Castle stage from Street Fighter 2, and a new trailer confirms that the iconic Shoto and Chun-Li will soon be available to use in the battle royale too.

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Capcom removes potentially offensive background feature from E. Honda's iconic stage in latest version of Street Fighter 2

Capcom re-released Street Fighter 2 to the public once again this week as part of the Capcom Arcade Stadium compilation for the Nintendo Switch, but long time fans of the franchise quickly noticed a fairly major background alteration in one of the game's most recognizable stages: E. Honda's bathhouse.

In the Arcade Stadium versions of both Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting and Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, the background mural of the bathhouse stage has been altered so as to remove the Japanese Rising Sun Flag, and while Capcom has not given any statements expressing why they chose to do so, we're fairly sure we know the reason.

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Street Fighter 2 and fighting games as we know them turn 30 years old

Street Fighter 2 introduced the world to so many new concepts like combos and selectable characters that would instantly define the genre and continues to do so over three decades later now.

Capcom announced The World Warrior officially reached its 30 year anniversary yesterday, February 6, from its first arcade launch in Japan where it would quickly spread and take all corners of the globe by storm.

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Poll results: Alex Valle believes that Street Fighter Alpha 2 is the most balanced Street Fighter but what do our readers think?

Update: The results are in. Hit the jump to see which Street Fighter entry our readers believe to be the most balanced of all.

Earlier: LU|Alex Valle recently made an interesting comment on Twitter where he declared Street Fighter Alpha 2 as the most balanced Street Fighter game in the series.

Now I'm not one to argue with Mr. Street Fighter himself, but it got me wondering what others believe. Is Street Fighter Alpha 2 recognized as the most balanced entry within our own community?

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The Street Fighter movie finally receives the Honest Trailer treatment it deserves

When you think about it, the 1994 Street Fighter film kinda paved the way for things like the modern Marvel movies with an ensemble cast, "witty one-liners," and explosive action. It's just that most of it wasn't very good.

As shocking as it seems that it didn't happen already, Screen Junkies have finally put together an Honest Trailer for Capcom's big blockbuster bet, but was it worth the wait?

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Secret 'death' animation discovered during one of Street Fighter 2's most iconic attacks; here's what actually happens when Akuma lands a Raging Demon

Instead of his usual modus operandi of thinking up of crazy and creative combos, Desk is exploring a very well-known, already existing one. With the help of some modding tools that allow him to see behind the scenes, he's gone through much of Capcom's Raging Demon catalogue to see what actually happens to the game sprites during the iconic move's blinding screen flash.

In Super Street Fighter 2 X, the Japanese version of Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, developers inserted an animation of M. Bison that you never actually see at any point in the experience. During the flash after Akuma lands his Demon on the evil dictator, the demonic fighter is actually holding Bison by his hair as his body sits in a lifeless slump on the ground.

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Main Street Fighter bosses ranked from worst to best

I've been doing a lot of speculation about what's coming down the pike in the shorter term with Street Fighter 5 as well as the longer term with Street Fighter 6, but feel the need to shift down to a different gear and have a little fun considering the franchise's past instead of its future.

Street Fighter 5 now features every main boss character the main franchise has seen, and seeing them all together in one roster got me thinking about their elevated statuses as big baddies, and who wore/wears that title the best.

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Impression of bad blood between Capcom and SNK had to be resolved before they could collaborate in a versus series

It's been nearly 20 years since Capcom vs. SNK (2000) and Capcom vs. SNK 2 (2001) were released. Though Capcom vs. SNK 3 was actually in development at one point, it was ultimately cancelled due to SNK's financial problems. At the time, it was unknown what would happen to the ownership of SNK's intellectual properties, so Capcom wasn't able to continue devoting resources to the project.

For these collaborative projects to happen in the first place, some bad blood between the two companies needed to be resolved first. A recent article by Polygon revealed details about how this collaborative process began.

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Darkstalkers, Final Fight, several versions of Street Fighter 2, and Killer Instinct featured in newly revealed Arcade1Up cabinets

Arcade1Up announced seven new arcade cabinets this week that are being added to their already strong library of at-home machines. Among the bunch are two arcades that fighting game fans will undoubtedly be excited about.

The company unveiled their upcoming Killer Instinct and Capcom Legacy Edition arcade cabinets that are set to bring several top notch fighting games into your household. Between these two new products, fans can look forward to getting their hands on Darkstalkers, Final Fight, five different versions of Street Fighter 2, and Killer Instinct.

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From impossible combos to massive pop offs, trolling and confusion, 2020 was full of amazing and hilarious moments in fighting games

This year will certainly go down in the history books as one of the worst for a long list of sucky reasons, but there was still plenty of enjoyment to be had if you knew where to look.

Now, all of those great times from the realm of fighting games have been compiled into one place, as LiangHuBBB recently released their latest Funny and Cool Moments video showcasing the best of the FGC in 2020 from perfect combos to weird interactions / reactions.

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Desk breaks Street Fighter 2 with previously undocumented glitch and bugs that remove the HUD, create an impromptu training mode and crash the game

Street Fighter 2 will forever remain as the classic of all classics in the fighting game genre considering it pretty much kicked off the whole craze at arcades, but boy was it ever buggy.

Resident combo composer Desk did something different from his usual showcase of improbable strings in his latest video where he breaks down game-breaking glitches in the Super Famicom / Super Nintendo version of SF2 — which he also claims have never really been documented or explained before.

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Ryu lands 13-hit touch of death combo on Ken in this expertly crafted tool-assisted Street Fighter 2 Remastered exhibition

There might not be a more classic match up in all of fighting games than Ryu versus Ken. The two Shotos / training partners are both legends in the world of Street Fighter and video games in general, and though they've clashed numerous times through the hands of players in arcades and at home over the past three decades, seeing them throw down is always a treat — especially when the bout is perfectly scripted.

M. Bizarro brings us another fantastic tool-assisted fight, this time delving into the rom hack that is Street Fighter 2 Remastered. Ken and Ryu take part in a perfectly choreographed match that brings viewers several amazing touch of death combos and a fireball battle that runs out the clock.

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This Street Fighter bootleg almost looks like a real fighting game in the hands of a perfectly playing TAS bot

Street Fighter 2 is one of the most bootlegged games in existence even after almost 30 years since its original release, and while some go crazy with the source material like Rainbow Edition, others tried to faithfully recreate the magic to not a lot of success.

Tool-assisted gameplay content creator M. Bizarro recently released a new video showcasing one of the "better" bootlegs with an NES / Famicom version of Street Fighter 3 (really just SF2) that almost looks like a playable fighting game in the hands of a perfect computer.

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Street Fighter's Ryu would be 56 years old in the year 2020

Throughout the years, Ryu's appearance in the Street Fighter series has changed somewhat. During the Street Fighter 1 and Street Fighter Alpha era, Ryu was portrayed as looking young as these events took place in the late 1980s in the Street Fighter timeline.

Ryu's birthdate is listed as being July 21, 1964. This would mean that he was 22 or 23 years old when he entered Sagat's World Warrior Tournament in 1987 during the events of Street Fighter 1.

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