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Balrog clutches an insane comeback thanks to the absurd amount of meter generated by Final Turn Punch in SSF2T clip

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo was the fighting game that first introduced the concept of the super meter to the Street Fighter series. By performing specials, hitting with attacks, and receiving damage, a character can gain access to their unique supers, but this was before EX specials existed.

Though Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo is nearly 30 years old at this point, the game is still played competitively today. A clip that recently surfaced on Twitter showcases just how quickly a match can "turnaround" in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo.

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The Mixup 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Mixup 2022 is happening this weekend in Lyon, France.

Notable players set to compete include TSM|Leffen, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, Solary|Yasha, MisterCrimson, Talon|Kkokkoma, VG|MysticSmash, NASR|Latif, JoKa, GIA|Shanks, BIG|Sephiblack, Fergus, Takamura, RooKang, Zando, GL|Tetsu, Ryan Hart, Orange|Kayane, PdM|Sonic-san, MrPOW, Ducky, NSxC|PataChu, Oplon|Skyll, Chickenmaru, Darth Seppius, OBAssassin, NSxC|WhiteBl4ck, mYi|Kirakira, Mik, GIA|Uriel Legion, Will2Pac, TryKeazer, HG|MitrustStorm, HG|Danielmado, NGI|TalesOfMrE, Ghirlanda, RIZE|Ayorichie, Shirdel, GG|Tibetano, Arefu and many more.

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Silverr Fox shows her stuff during Chun-Li cosplay featuring iconic poses and stances from Street Fighter

We've previously highlighted Silverr Fox's Raiden and Mileena cosplay. While her take on Raiden was a gender-bent one, we suspected that she wouldn't be able to pose in a Mileena costume that was any smaller than what she went with...

Once more, we've decided to highlight some more of Silverr Fox's work as it can be found on her Instagram page. This time, we've found a nice photoshoot that has Silverr Fox posing as Chun-Li from Street Fighter in a variety of different stances and poses.

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Capcom Fighting Collection patch notes released for big feature update plus trailer showcasing the new changes

Lovers of classic fighting games were given a nice surprise last week with the announcement that the Capcom Fighting Collection is getting a new update to add a bunch of new features to the bundle.

Now, Capcom has released a new trailer showcasing the changes being made to the collection as well as the full patch notes for the update — which is available to download now.

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The sexy Street Fighter 2 clone that went all the way with wild moves like lariat boobs and a nude uppercut

There were dozens if not hundreds of developers trying to bank on Street Fighter 2's massive success in the early '90s with many of them betting on unique selling points, and what sells better than sex?

That must have been what Games Express and Hacker International were thinking when they released Strip Fighter 2 in 1993, and Top Hat Gaming Man recently created an excellent new video diving into the history and wild experience of the lewd fighting game.

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Capcom Fighting Collection to receive big update adding visible hitboxes and more nice changes later this month

It's certainly not very often that we see classic fighting game collections receive notable updates after release, especially ones that add new features to the titles.

Capcom revealed tonight that they're about to drop such a patch for the Capcom Fighting Collection next week packing some nice quality of life and player requested changes to the mix.

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Reebok X Street Fighter unveils slick series of new sneakers and clothing but good luck getting your hands on them

For a series that isn't really known for characters who wear a lot shoes, Street Fighter sure does seem to like making footwear deals.

Reebok and Capcom recently announced their new Street Fighter collaboration, which of course introduces footwear and clothing themed around the iconic world warriors, but good luck to the sneaker collectors out there and those looking to pick some up.

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Taito's canceled Street Fighter clone was ahead of its time

During the big fighting game boom of the early '90s, it seemed as though every developer wanted to take their own slice of Street Fighter 2's pie, and that included Taito.

The arcade giant released Global Champion (known as Kaiser Knuckle for Japan) in 1994, which was only memorable for its unfair final boss, but Guile Win Quote recently showed off the game's canceled sequel / update that would have made it so much more than a Street Fighter clone.

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The worst Street Fighter mechanic in history flies against general design philosophies... but it's not V-Trigger or Healing

Capcom has been continuing to experiment, re-invent and tweak how Street Fighter "works" for over 35 years now, but not all of their ideas are great... even if they end up sticking around.

Fighting game content creator Rooflemonger recently released his new video explaining what he believes to be the worst gameplay mechanic in Street Fighter's history, and it's not many players' first thoughts of things like V-Trigger or Elena's Healing.

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East Coast Throwdown 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see East Coast Throwdown throwing down once more as an offline event and it's taking place in Stamford, Connecticut.

Notable players attending this event include PG|Punk, XSET|iDom, RZR|Umisho, Solary|Yasha, END|Shine, Kudo, Rise|Nitro, PG|KizzieKay, K7 Showoff, LegendaryyPred, 860|Kite, STG|Zippy, SonicSol, BloodHawk, MetroM, Magnegro, JxK|Spaceboy and many more.

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Akuma's Full Story Leading into Street Fighter 6

He definitely isn't a fan of the main spotlight, but despite that fact Akuma has proven to be one of the most popular and prominent characters in all of Street Fighter. The demonic warrior is one of the most commonly seen characters across not only Street Fighter titles, but also crossover and guest appearances over the years.

Though he's not been officially revealed for Street Fighter 6 yet, we'd be exceedingly surprised if Capcom didn't eventually bring Akuma to their next game. We've put together a video covering the events of his story throughout the franchise timeline leading up to SF6 as well as imagining what directions developers may take him in next.

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VSFighting X results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a big event happening this weekend in Birmingham, United Kingdom — and it's the return of VSFighting, with VSFighting X.

Notable players attending include Fate|Arslan Ash, PG|Punk, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, TSM|Leffen, Solary|Yasha, CO|Go1, NASR|Latif, VGIA|Shanks, KaneAndTrench, VXD|MysticSmash, GG|JoKa, BIG|Sephiblack, mYi|Kirakira, Oplon|Skyll, BGS|Zando, BubblanAB7, EndingWalker, Shivs, VGIA|Uriel Legion, fhASSA, Popi, InfernoKong, OBAssassin, Barry Bones, Wade, Noka, NGI|TalesOfMrE, Jones, SoundBoi, Escudo, Mopuulapo and many more.

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Sega Genesis Mini 2 full game line up announced, includes Street Fighter 2 and the return of ClayFighter

Details on the highly anticipated Sega Genesis Mini 2 have been unveiled today as the small console's full 60-game line up has been announced.

On top of what all the upcoming mini system will feature, a release date for the unit has been revealed. The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will be available on October 27, with its European counter part the Mega Drive Mini 2 being released the same day.

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Guile's Assist Trophy in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sometimes references a common human error when attempting the Flash Kick

Although Ryu and Ken are the only Street Fighter characters that are playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Guile is present as an Assist Trophy. When summoned, Guile will perform attacks like the Sonic Boom and Flash Kick based on the situation.

Eagle-eyed fans might have noticed that Guile always crouches down for periods of time before performing his Flash Kick. One might think that this is just for show, but it's apparently possible for the AI to mess up the inputs for Guile's Flash Kick and instead make a common human error that comes of this situation.

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Street Fighter 5 is finally Capcom's best selling fighting game as a single release

Street Fighter 5 began its life underwhelming fans everywhere, which caused the game to fall below Capcom's initial sales expectations, but things have continued to improve and truck on to find eventual success.

Now as of June 30, 2022, Street Fighter 5 has finally become Capcom's best selling single release of a fighting game in their history.

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Chun-Li's Full Story Leading into Street Fighter 6

Chun-Li has been gaining fans and kicking foes since the earliest days of Street Fighter 2, and since The Strongest Woman in the World is a lock for Street Fighter 6, we figured it'd be a good time to recap her story and consider where things might go from here.

Upon researching Chun's journey thus far, we found that she doesn't tend to get all that fair a shake when it comes to the canon developed through the games.

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Unboxing the new Secret Lair x Street Fighter Magic: The Gathering cards

Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) has started shipping their limited edition Secret Lair x Street Fighter Magic: The Gathering (MTG) cards to the folks that were lucky enough to pre-order them earlier this year, and I was among those fortunate few who did so. Today we've got a couple of unboxings to share with you that will give you a closer look at what all you'll get with both of the special sets that were released by WOTC.

These limited edition collectibles feature the classic World Warriors depicted with unique artwork over some of MTG's classic cards. They come in a non-foil version and a traditional foil version, so be sure to continue on for unboxings of both!

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