Chun-Li's Spinning Bird Kick would likely leave her, and her opponent dead if performed in real life; Game Theory analyzes the science behind SBK

The Game Theorists have devoted their latest episode of Game Theory to Street Fighter's most recognizable femme fatale, Chun-Li.

For those unfamiliar, Game Theory attempts to explain the more mysterious facets of our favorite games. Today the theorists look at the science in an attempt to explain exactly what it would take for Chun-Li to perform her signature Spinning Bird Kick.

Their first task? Discover Chun's weight... an attribute that the Street Fighter developers have intentionally kept secret for the duration of the SF franchise.

After crunching a ton of numbers, the theorists come to with some pretty crazy results. Without giving too much away, things would... not go well... for Chun or her foe.

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Female MMA fighter Angela Hill dresses and dances as Dhalsim at official fight weigh-in

It isn't that rare to see professional athletes recreate fighting game poses in celebration or to pump themselves up before they spring into action.

At the official weigh-in of an upcoming Invicta Fighting Championships event -- a Mixed Martial Arts promotion here in the United States that represents female fighters exclusively -- one warrior went above and beyond.

Strawweight fighter Angela Hill showed up to the Invicta FC 16 weigh-ins yesterday dressed as Street Fighter's beloved zoning character, Dhalsim. Before hitting the scale, Hill gleefully recreated 'Sim's victory dance.

Additionally, fellow MMA fighter Roxanne Modafferi arrived at the scene dressed as Mortal Kombat's Mileena. Her team followed suit, donning outfits from various MK kombatants.

You can check out Angela Hill's spot on Dhalsim dance below.

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DJ Skratch Bastid shows off his skills in this slick Street Fighter 2 DJ remix

DJ Skratch Bastid has come up with an awesome Street Fighter 2 scratch routine featuring (you guessed it) the sounds of Street Fighter 2.

I never would've imagined it possible, but Skratch creates a full song over the background of little more than the shimmery sounds of the Capcom intro sequence from SF2.

He tosses over the top a collection of special move sound effects, death cries, menu select effects and more. "PERFECT!"

Even those not all that into DJing will still surely appreciate the artistic prowess from Skratch. Give it a listen, and then let us know what you think in the comments section.

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Watch Eric Jacobus expertly perform Ken's Street Fighter 2 move set in real life

Stuntman Eric Jacobus has finally taken a break from creating real life Tekken videos to delve into the world of Street Fighter.

He takes us back to the early nineties with a full move set from Ken Masters in Street Fighter 2, including the character's flipping jump in attacks.

Jacobus' Tatsumakis, as seen below, are especially impressive.

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While we are thoroughly wowed by all these high flying techniques, we'll probably stick to letting our fingers do the fighting.

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Combos were removed at one point by Street Fighter 2's dev team, stage rock moves around to make corner traps tougher - SF2's 25th anniversary today

Today is Street Fighter 2's 25th anniversary, and we wanted to revisit some of the awesome details that Akira "NIN" Nishitani shared on his Twitter account a ways back.

Nishitani was the director of Street Fighter 2 and Final Fight, and during development the team removed one of the most signature features of the franchise — combos.

"At one point we weren't sure whether we should allow multiple moves to hit in succession in Street Fighter 2," said Nishitani, citing concerns that it might be unfair.

"We experimented with making it so that once one attack hit, the next would miss, and it ended up being dull," he noted.

Still, not all of the artifacts of this were taken out entirely, as with Chun-Li and E. Honda's mash moves, those properties are still in play.

"You can see some leftovers of that in Hundred Hand Slap and Lightning Legs. But even with running the risk of unfair traps, it's good that we ended up including combos," Nishitani said.

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Street Fighter ban: Bandai Namco prohibited workers from playing Street Fighter because it was so popular within their company

If you think you're addicted to Street Fighter, to the point where it greatly interferes with your productivity — you apparently have some high profile people in the same boat.

While Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada didn't give many specifics, it's not a stretch to assume that the bosses at the company weren't too thrilled with their employees spending a lot of time playing Street Fighter.

The game became so popular at their corporation, that it lead to it being prohibited company-wide.

"On the Tekken team, we play all sorts of fighting games, and Street Fighter is so popular we even enacted a company-wide ban on it at one point," noted Harada in an interview with Famtisu, translated by Source Gaming.

"We just simply love Street Fighter," added Harada.

In this instance, it sounds like people were loving it a bit too much.

Photo by Nelo Hotsuma, tip submitted by Nightmaresteam.

LSD simulator? Dhalsim music video may be more than you can handle

Granted, I've never actually tried LSD, but I assume that this music video by Joysound Channel might do a fairly decent job in simulating the process.

Using sampled voices of Dhalsim from Street Fighter 2, this segment features a catchy tune with some seriously intense visuals which may be a bit more than some of you can handle.

Here's a gif showing you a small portion of the video, in case you don't believe me.

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If you dare, you can find the entire thing below. If seizures are an issue for you, it might be good to skip this clip.

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Poongko takes 80% health in one hit, Angry Scar makes focus attack whiff, and Infiltration's SF5 beta glitches: LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments

LiangHuBBB returns with another installment of Funny and Cool Moments. This is the 93rd episode in the series and does a great job of living up to its name.

A plethora of games are featured in this episode including Street Fighter 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Street Fighter 3 Third Strike, and more.

Some of our favorite moments include /r/Kappa|Poongko landing a huge Turnaround Punch, Sagat's Angry Scar causing a focus attack to whiff for the win, and RZR|Infiltration's Street Fighter 5 beta restricting him from moving while his opponent delivers a beat down.

You can check out the former two moments in the GIFs below.

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Hit the jump for the full video.

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This may be the worst button layout for a Street Fighter 2 arcade machine you'll ever see

Get your quarters ready, because I think I speak for everyone reading this article when I say — if you saw a machine like this, you'd just have to get in a few sets.

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This has to be the single worst button layout I've ever seen for a Street Fighter 2 machine, as it looks like it would be easy to get the wrong inputs while playing.

Also, with how far apart the punch and kick buttons are, doing some combos might prove to be a challenge.

This machine looks very dirty, so you'd probably want a tetanus shot after you were done, but some would call that a fair trade to try this out.

And shout outs to the rolled up piece of newspaper, which is either keeping part of the arcade unit together, or is just something no one bothered to clean up.

From blahjedi on Reddit.

Three supers juggle R. Mika, crazy Tatsu loops cause a quick KO, and more: This Ken combo retrospective takes us from Street Fighter 1 to Alpha

We see combo montages for modern fighting games pretty much everyday here at EventHubs. But it's rare that we're sent a compilation featuring classic games that still manages to impress.

FightersEvo began a Street Fighter combo retrospective series yesterday with part one featuring Ken. In it, we see sequences starting with the very first Street Fighter title, moving its way into the Street Fighter 2 series, and ending off with the Alpha games.

Below is just one of the combos you'll see here. Note the awesome DP after super.

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You'll find much more in the retrospective, including a sick juggle combo on R. Mika that uses three supers, Tatsu loops on Sagat that score the KO really fast, and more.

Hit the jump to check it out.

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A Kanye West enters the ring! Hip-hop artist releases new track featuring Street Fighter 2 samples

Last we heard of Kanye West, he was trying out Street Fighter 5 at E3. Today, however, the hip-hop artist exhibits his fighting game fandom with a new track.

The song, entitled "Facts," starts off with a 30 second vocal intro before launching into the first Street Fighter sample: "Perfect!"

Scattered throughout the rest of the song we hear other audio clips from Street Fighter 2, including the "you" from "you win," the latter half of Guile's "Sonic Boom," and even a "Yoga Flame."

Warning: Some of the lyrics in this song may be deemed offensive, and we've included links to the clean and explicit versions in this story. Needless to say, the latter is NSFW.

Hit the jump to check out Facts by Kanye West.

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Yoshinori Ono explains how he got into Street Fighter, the first character he ever used and his road to becoming the franchise's Executive Producer

Many of us know Street Fighter 4 and 5's Executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono, from his regular public appearances, charging gleefully around stages and ballroom floors with his tiny Blanka figurine, laughing and taking pictures with fans.

Ono's seemingly carefree and whimsical antics are incredibly misleading, because behind the more childlike exterior is quite possibly the hardest working individual in the Street Fighter world.

In an interview with Wire, Ono goes in-depth about his career with Street Fighter and Capcom. From an onlooker, to a sound designer, all the way up to becoming the Executive Producer of one of the best-selling video game franchises in history.

Hit the jump below to hear Ono's story.

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Think you know who will win Capcom Cup? Participate in UltraChen's fantasy bracket contest for your chance at some cool prizes

We're just two days away from Capcom Cup 2015, and it feels like that in every other FGC conversation you'll be sure to hear predictions for Capcom Cup matches. UltraDavid and James Chen have partnered with Mad Catz and Maxoplata to create a fantasy bracket contest.

With 32 of the the year's strongest competitors all under one roof, predicting won't be easy, but the ones with the closest predictions will win themselves some nice prizes.

There's a Chun-Li Street Fighter V TE2 Arcade Fight stick for first place, a Tritton Pro+ headset for second place, and a Tritton Kunai headset for third place. The contest is free to enter, and you can see all the details over at UltraChenTV.

You can do some recon on the players in the tournament by checking out UltraChen's individual player break downs on Capcom Fighters. Image source: SRK.

WWE superstars Xavier Woods and The Miz go at it in Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition, and the pop offs are real

Xavier Woods, a.k.a. Ausin Creed, continues his video game-based YouTube series with a special Street Fighter episode.

This episode features fellow WWE superstar The Miz in a Street Fighter 2 Championship Edition exhibition. As is always the case with anything WWE, smack talking, salt and pop offs are in no short supply when these two face off.

Woods makes a special effort to point out that they've upgraded to using Mad Catz TE 2 fight sticks, and even makes a direct shout out to Gootecks and Mike Ross just a few minutes in.

You may recall seeing the WWE star on a few episodes of Excellent Adventures back in July and August.

Hit the jump to watch the video and find out who wins the CE exhibition.

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The original Street Fighter themes have never sounded better; Street Fighter II The Definitive Soundtrack is here

The music from Street Fighter 2 has been restored and remastered, and is now available for fans to get their hands on.

Brave Wave has compiled all of our favorite themes, along with a few sound clips, into one, big nostalgic package. They've included versions from both World Warrior and Super Turbo, so you'll get to hear a bit of the evolution of the music.

Below you'll find Ryu and, of course, Guile's themes to sample:

Unfortunately, the vinyls are all sold out, but you can still purchase the special three disc set, or download the soundtrack digitally. Head over to Brave Wave's store to see all the details, and make a purchase.

Source: Capcom Unity.

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