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Do any artists create better fighting game portraits than the top tier Click Burgundy?

Good artists can capture their subject as they generally appear, but great artists bring them to life by capturing their true essence.

Japanese artist Click Burgundy is a rare breed who can draw up any style while being distinctive and may be the best around at crafting beautiful fighting game portraits (aside from those officially working on them).

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Top Hat Gaming Man discusses how Street Fighter 3's conceptual roster was way weirder than what we got

Earlier this month, Capcom shared the earliest character concept art for Street Fighter 3. There were a lot of odd designs present here that either served as inspiration for something else in Street Fighter later down the road, or has since never been used.

Top Hat Gaming Man recently released a video that adds some extra context to a lot of these character concepts. A lot of the text that labeled these characters have since been translated and were talked about in the video.

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Fighting game legend Justin Wong left speechless after winning round in a lightning fast 5 seconds in this classic Street Fighter title

There exists some crazy stuff in classic, old school fighting games that would cause even the most experienced and legendary players to do a double take. Seeing a come back in the Street Fighter 2 series that utilizes a random dizzy and is over in the blink of an eye will never not be amazing to behold.

But it was a moment in Street Fighter 3: New Generation that had fighting game legend Justin Wong reeling back in his seat. The pro player recently managed to end a round in an absurdly fast five seconds, with a perfect, and was left speechless.

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Capcom shares the earliest concept character designs for Street Fighter 3

The Street Fighter 3 series aimed to bring in an entire batch of fresh faces into the fold, with Capcom going so far as to originally have no plans to have series poster boy Ryu and his fiery counterpart Ken on the playable roster. Though the Shotos would go on to be on the Street Fighter 3: New Generation roster, the series' other fighters are among the most out there and unique on the design front that the franchise has ever seen.

Though the likes of the one-armed turtle hermit Oro and stretchy genetic experiment Necro are household names now, they're still oddballs both in their looks and their moves. However, it seems that the early SF3 combatant concepts were even more wild in some respects, and Capcom has provided fans with a look at the "earliest" character concept designs over on Twitter this morning.

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Street Fighter 6's Dynamic Controls bout between the game's developers memed with Evo Moment #37 is comedy gold

Just yesterday, Capcom treated Street Fighter fans to some new information regarding their upcoming major fighting game, Street Fighter 6. In addition to the Classic and Modern control schemes players will be able to select, a new "Dynamic Controls" was revealed that assists those who enjoy mashing buttons and actually sees the fighter automatically adapt to the situation when doing so.

The controls were demonstrated by Street Fighter 6 Director Takayuki Nakayama and Producer Shuhei Matsumoto via a video from Game Informer, and in it the two developers were seen slugging it out with Nakayama playing Classic and Matsumoto showcasing Dynamic. The internet moves swiftly, and someone already made a meme out of the footage injecting the classic Evo Moment #37 footage over the SF6 gameplay and making it seem like Matsumoto pulled off the iconic Daigo parry by just mashing buttons on a PlayStation 5 controller — and it's hilarious.

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That time Street Fighter had a one-button infinite combo

Infinite combos find their way into all manner of different fighting games, usually stemming from unintended behavior for an attack or move that surfaces when specific spacing or criteria are met in a match. The Street Fighter series is no stranger to infinites, with one of the most recent examples being Street Fighter 5 Dan's Gadoken loop that was ultimately patched by adding in a random pink fireball that knocks the opponent down.

One thing that these infinite combos often have in common is that they require precise inputs and strict timing to pull off, but there was a point in time where one such combo existed in Street Fighter and it only utilized one button. A content creator by the name of ScoopScoop recently put together a video that shines a light on this interesting piece of Street Fighter history explaining what it is and how to do it.

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This is some flat out damn good Street Fighter 3 Third Strike right here

As fans await the release of the next generation of fighting games, a lot of players are going back and enjoying some of the classics. We're actively seeing clips shared on social media of big plays in legendary fighting games, from massive Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo comebacks to players trying to "Evo Moment #37" Justin Wong over and over again.

Sticking with the Street Fighter 3 Third Strike motif, HiFight recently shared an unbelievable clip from Chilean streamer Younghou that just perfectly encapsulates damn good Third Strike. Seriously, you'll be firing off a chef's kiss after seeing how this play unfolds.

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Defend the North 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will see Defend the North return to action in Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A.

Notable players attending the event include XSET|iDom, PG|Punk, Justin Wong, RZR|Umisho, Intel|Razzo, TSM|ChrisCCH, Smug, END|Shine, PAR|Ty, PAG|PachuKOF, Justakid, LostSoul, Kudo, LegendaryyPred, Rise|Nitro, BC|NYCFurby, FightingGM, Filipinoman, BLM|Teiga, BV3|Linkorz, Hikari, DEUS|Incendiate, OmegaXcn, NYC|Mashermike, M&I|TempestNYC, NecroUndine, DF|RomeHimself, BC|LordKnight, K7 Showoff, DoubleLL and many more.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake has a new parry mechanic and fans are already making Street Fighter memes out of it

Yesterday, Capcom held their latest Resident Evil-themed presentation to reveal some of the new things coming for the franchise. Those who tuned in were presented with news on Resident Evil Village's upcoming DLC and past Resident Evil games making their way to the Nintendo Switch, but the biggest draw and show closer was the first extended footage of Resident Evil 4 Remake.

Updated versions of several iconic scenes from the original Resident Evil 4 were shown during the broadcast, and fans finally got a chance to see the legendary chainsaw man who you encounter in the first village you make it to in the game. What came as a surprise to those of us who played the original is that Leon can now parry the chainsaw and other attacks in Resident Evil 4 Remake, and you know that anything that has parries in it lends itself to being memed by the fighting game community and brought right back to Street Fighter.

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Evo Moment 37 demonstrated to be possible and flashy in Street Fighter 6 but there are important caveats to consider

When it was revealed that "Drive Parry" would be a thing in Street Fighter 6, I'm sure a lot of people immediately imagined how it could be possible to recreate "Evo Moment 37" from Street Fighter 3: Third Strike. While a player can simply hold the Drive Parry inputs to get this desired effect against a multi-hitting super like Chun-Li's level 2, timing the inputs perfectly in conjunction with the hits will create this flashy pausing effect.

Over on Twitter, KikoMasterRD showcased how Evo Moment 37 could look in an actual match. However, there are some caveats to consider due to Street Fighter 6's mechanics.

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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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Justin Wong still hasn't learned his lesson about doing raw Supers in Third Strike

Gamers even from without the fighting game community know the iconic Evo Moment 37 in which BST|Daigo Umehara parried Justin Wong's entire Super in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike to perfectly steal victory from the jaws of defeat, and the poor pro is still being haunted by it here 17 years later.

We've actually seen Justin get Moment 37'd again a few times since 2004, which might be the reason he switched to Chun-Li's Kikou Shou projectile Super... though that didn't help much.

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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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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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Nike's Air Force 1 Low Blue Voids have Evo Moment 37 references hidden in them... and no one noticed for over a year

The fighting game community is rapidly coming up on one of the biggest weekends of the year as Evo 2022 fast approaches. Those who know Evo's Director of Business Development, Mark "MarkMan" Julio, know that when he isn't planning major events or gaming, he's working on his incredible sneaker collection.

MarkMan's two great loves of sneakers and fighting games have come together as he was able to help design Nike's Air Force 1 Low Blue Voids, which are themed with references to Evo Moment 37, the most iconic moment in fighting game history. That said, not all is exactly well in paradise.

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