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Shiba Ryu, Ibuki Tanuki, Spider Juri and more: Artist QuasimodoX re-imagines the Street Fighter cast as their spirit animals filled with puns

Capcom released a pack of animal skins as DLC for the world warriors back during the Street Fighter 4 days, but now we can see them fully personified by their inner beasts.

An artist known as QuasimodoX recently released a collection of sketches they made to show off the Street Fighter cast as their spirit animals which is both cute and hilarious at the same time.

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Extra invincibility, pretend charging, unblockable normals, and much more... Desk reveals five big ways the computer cheated in Street Fighter 2

Those of us who have braved the arcade ladder in Street Fighter 2 are well aware that the computer can be a little less than honest with things like reading inputs and countering them, but it turns out the AI advantage goes much deeper than just that.

In a new video Desk explores the details of the occasionally overpowered opposition, showcasing no less than five different ways (not including input reads) that the AI totally breaks the rules to win.

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The concept of blocking in fighting games was scary to Akira Nishitani — Daigo interviews the "father of Street Fighter 2"

Any fighting game is based around two central concepts — attacking and blocking, but that potentially almost wasn't the case with the originator of the popularized genre been at one time planned to forgo the option to defend.

Legendary Street Fighter player CYG|Daigo Umehara interviewed Akira Nishitani where the "father of Street Fighter 2" discussed the difficulties or trying to implement the blocking system to the game thinking it to be a dangerous concept.

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Thunderstruck 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Thunderstruck 2019 is happening this weekend in Monterrey, Mexico.

Players attending this event include Rise|Smug, SB|801 Strider, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, TGS|CeroBlast, Kusanagi, AZE|Maximof, SB|DoomSnake, Supernoon, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, ElTigre, GetGosu|Darlan, Radiance|Commander Jesse, Gama, RH|Zeromex7, SubatomicSabers and many more.

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These new official Street Fighter pins are classic, classy and perfect for any fan of the franchise

While things like shirts, figures and arcade sticks might be the more standard merchandise you see in the wild for Street Fighter, there are certainly a nearly unlimited amount of things to buy containing your favorite world warriors — unless your favorite is someone like Rufus for some reason.

The pin-making company Koyo recently revealed their officially licensed line of Street Fighter 2-themed pins to go with their other sets like Game of Thrones and Rainbow Six: Siege, and they actually seem pretty darn neat.

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Screenwriter Gary Dauberman really wanted to put Street Fighter 2 in It: Chapter Two, but had to settle for the franchise's first title

When people think of old school Street Fighter from back in the arcade days, they really don't think of Street Fighter 1. Though the franchise owes a lot to the first entry, it's was Street Fighter 2 that comes to mind during nostalgic memories, and it was Street Fighter 2 that screenwriter Gary Dauberman wanted to feature in It: Chapter Two.

If you've seen the new film, which released into theaters on September 6, then you know that it's actually Street Fighter 1 that made the final cut. Dauberman explains why in a recent interview with Inverse.

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Treta Championship Series 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Treta Championship Series is an event taking place this weekend in Curitiba, Brazil.

Some of the notable players participating include Keoma, Shodown|HKDash, Brolynho, Dark, GetGosu|Darlan, HDG|Younghou, Arthuro-Ray, Shodown|Chuchu, The Griffon Mask, TUQ|Zenith, though there are of course many more as well.

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'I wanted to put my name on that wall' - Daigo Umehara shares one of his most shameful stories from back in his Street Fighter 2 days

He's a Street Fighter god, he's a Beast, and as it turns out, CYG|Daigo Umehara is also a human. During an interview on BeasTV late last month, Daigo opened up about a story from his Street Fighter 2 arcade days that he isn't especially proud of.

The Beast explains that he used to go to an arcade called Bickyes, which, at the time, was one of the most competitive spots for Street Fighter 2. Bickyes had a little in-house ritual where if a player was able to go on a 15-game win streak they'd get their name on the wall under a picture of the character they used.

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Celtic Throwdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Celtic Throwdown is back in action this year, and it's bigger than ever. As per usual, it's happening in Dublin, Ireland.

The notable players attending this event are almost too many to count, but here's a sampling of them — RB|Bonchan, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, BC|Kazunoko, CO|Go1, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, CO|Dogura, BC|Dragon, UYU|OilKing, CYG|Daigo, FAV|Sako, Liquid|Nemo, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Rise|Smug, NASR|TekkenMaster, CYG|Gamerbee, Takamura, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, RB|Luffy, NRG|HookGangGod, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, VGIA|Shanks, Orange|Kayane, PG|Hayatei, LOK|Nivek, DizzyTT, BC|Tachikawa, Talon|HotDog29, FAV|Ryuusei, UYU|NL, NVD|Veggey, DG|RooKang, FOX|Dekillsage, UYU|Rewind, Konix|Gunni, Genki|Wawa, BC|ApologyMan, BC|LordKnight, DF|Grr, BC|Biohazard, BC|HoneyBee, iG|Jiewa, RRQ|Moke, Mago, PG|BNBBN, VGIA|VegaPatch, FNATIC|Shakz, Rise|K-Brad, WrNx|Kayne, PG|Nakkiel, 200K|ThePhantom, DNG|Nauman and more... also including the not-quite-so-notable EH|MajinTenshinhan (Hey, that's me!)

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'You get your ass whooped in Street Fighter and they give you life advice' - comedian Roy Wood Jr. on violence and ridiculousness of Street Fighter

The conversation about violence and video games is not a new one, but recently had some new life breathed into it after politicians pointed to gaming violence as a possible motivator of mass shootings.

Comedian Roy Wood Jr. addressed the controversial topic during a Comedy Central Stand-Up routine at the world-famous Comedy Cellar and referenced both Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat during his humourous rant.

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Akira Nishitani says that a lot of built up stress and creativity from Final Fight went into Street Fighter 2 due to ROM price changes between titles

In the first part of CYG|Daigo's interview with Akira Nishitani, we learned about how the Capcom developers allocated different roles and characteristics in Street Fighter 2 and ultimately settled on eight playable characters and four bosses.

FGC Translated recently posted the second part of this interview which took place in 2016. Additional details that fans might find interesting were revealed.

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'We allocated different characteristics and roles [in Street Fighter 2] and it turned out that 8 was the number' — Nishitani interview with Daigo

CYG|Daigo, back in 2016, had the opportunity to interview Nishitani — known as the father of Street Fighter 2 and Final Fight. He would eventually leave Capcom to create another video game company called Arika.

Nishitani had a hand in the development of games like Lost World, Mad Gear, Final Fight, Street Fighter 2, X-Men: Children of the Atom, Street Fighter EX, and Fighting EX Layer. Although the interview is in Japanese, FGC Translated has provided an English transcript of the dialogue that occurred during the video.

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No one draws Chun-Li quite like Akiman

No matter how many times different artists from around the globe draw the now-iconic characters from the Street Fighter universe, there's a certain touch that only Akira "Akiman" Yasuda can put on them.

That's probably because Akiman was the one to first put pen to paper when it came to the Street Fighter 2 World Warriors all the back in the early 1990's. Though he hasn't been with Capcom since 2003, he still cranks out gorgeous works of fighting game art as a freelance artist.

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Street Fighter 5 finally surpasses its predecessor's sales numbers... unless you count in all of Street Fighter 4's expansions of course

Capcom has certainly seen an uptick in success over the past two years with titles like Monster Hunter World along with Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5, but Street Fighter 5 is still managing to hold its own as well.

Street Fighter 5 has now sold over 3.7 million copies as of June 30, 2019 according to Capcom's updated Platinum Titles rankings placing it ahead of Street Fighter 4's base sales as well as making it the company's 14th best-selling single release — plus potentially its second top-seller of the quarter as a whole.

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Daigo Umehara on why it was easier to be stable and consistent in Street Fighter 4 than it is in Street Fighter 5

Tryinig to wrap your mind around Street Fighter 5 can oft feel paradoxical as it's not at all hard to understand what characters can do, but it feels nearly impossible to consistently manipulate opponents to make rounds go in your favor.

The wise CYG|Daigo Umehara has seen and intricately explored just about every Street Fighter under the sun. The Beast briefly spoke about a key difference between Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5 during a recent stream session, and thanks to FGC Translated, we get to listen in.

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Defend the North 2019 results

Updated: This story has been updated with final results.

Defend the North 2019 is happening this weekend in New York.

This is a stacked event across a ton of games, with some of the big players showing up including FOX|SonicFox, FOX|NuckleDu, OGN|JDCR, PG|Marss, Justin Wong, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|Dabuz, Rise|Smug, MenaRD, eU|Samsora, PG|MarlinPie, JB, FOX|Dekillsage, Rogue|Light, TGS|ElChakotay, Linkorz, BC|LordKnight, PG|Nakkiel, Caba, Demise|Mr. E, DF|Saiyne, W2W|KnowKami, EQNX|Brian_F, T1|ANTi, Coosco, KOA|Sandman, Thermidor, DualKevin, TGS|CeroBlast, iDom, TSB|Blaze, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, TGS|LTL, EG|Ricki Ortiz, RB|Snake Eyez, Terrence, DR Ray, UYU|Kami, TS|Arturo Sanchez and many more.

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VSFighting 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see Birmingham, United Kingdom as the place to be, as VSFighting 2019 is happening there.

It's an unbelievably stacked event across several games, with a sampling of notable names being this long — ROX|Knee, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, CO|Go1, BC|Kazunoko, RB|Gachikun, Talon|Kkokkoma, RB|Bonchan, YOG|Machabo, CYG|Daigo, UYU|OilKing, FAV|Sako, CO|Dogura, RZR|Xian, FD|Haitani, CO|Fenrich, Liquid|Nemo, NVD|Phenom, Qudans, UYU|LowHigh, RB|Luffy, NASR|BigBird, CGG|Tissuemon, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, CYG|GamerBee, Liquid|John Takeuchi, ROX|Chanel, NRG|HookGangGod, UYU|Jeondding, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, CYG|Infexious, FNATIC|Shakz, MVP|Pekos, FAV|Ryuusei, UYU|NL, Mago, Vitality|Hurricane, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, SPAG|CherryBerryMango, Takamura, RRQ|Moke, Talon|HotDog29, COMP|Siologica, CJ Truth, GRPT|MOV, COMP|TeruRock, VGIA|VegaPatch, DG|KaneAndTrench, AXL|Fergus, DG|Asim, VGIA|Shanks, NVD|Veggey, iG|Jiewa, iXA|StormKubo, DG|RooKang, DG|ThePhantom, YMCA|Joeplix, DizzyTT, DNG|Nauman, Maddo, Oplon|Skyll, Atrosh, CRaZY|Gehaktbal, EQNX|Blackbeard — and, of course, there are many more as well where they came from.

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