Street Fighter 3 stories

Clashing Raging Demons, Rolento's suicide and more; Desk shows off some of the coolest unique animations from older Capcom fighting titles

The lastest venture from Desk doesn't feature crazy combos nor game-breaking bugs but instead acknowledges the many times Capcom went above and beyond to add little Easter eggs to a handful of their older games.

In titles like Street Fighter Alpha, Capcom vs. SNK, and Street Fighter 3, developers snuck in a ton of cameos, references, and special animations that would only trigger if certain conditions were met. Some of them were particularly clever, and will no doubt bring a smile to your face.

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Side by side footage of Gill in Street Fighter 3 vs. Street Fighter 5 shows what has and hasn't changed over the last 22 years

It was back in 1997 that we first met Gill, the leader of Street Fighter lore's Secret Society. Players were only able to access this character by successfully scaling the arcade ladder and countless hours of frustrating losses led to Gill garnering a reputation as one of the most difficult boss characters around.

Here we are, 22 years later, getting our second real go around (he did have a cameo in Capcom Fighting Evolution) with Gill as he's been announced for Street Fighter 5. How much has he changed in that time? HiFight offers an answer with his latest video.

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You need more of Kanzukiryuu's art in your life

We featured the work of Chilean artist and FGC diehard Andres "Kanzukiryuu" Blanco in a post about one of Justin Wong's wedding gifts a few days back. Seeing just a sample of Blanco's art had us coming back for more.

We were able to round up a gallery of fighting game characters from both Street Fighter and Samurai Shodown, and have been absolutely blown away by these gorgeous digital doodles.

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A Street Fighter take on Gorillaz, Gen and Gouken mock Akuma, sad Oro wishes he were in SF5, and more featured in Fire-Tisane's art

Today we're sharing with you the work of an up and coming artist who goes by the handle Fire-Tisane, and has a particular affinity for fighting games, comic strips, and the band Gorillaz.

We've gone through and nabbed a few pieces for a gallery of Fire's Street Fighter art, which features both comical as well as more serious approaches.

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Smug attempts EVO Moment 37 and takes on the online world with Dudley in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike

Before RISE|Smug played Balrog in Street Fighter 5, he made a name for himself by dominating players with Dudley in certain versions of Street Fighter 4. In his latest video upload, Smug decides to take on the world in Dudley's place of origin: Street Fighter 3.

Of course, Smug had to attempt EVO Moment before hopping online. Without too many attempts, Smug concluded that he had better things to do.

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Street Fighter 5 inches very close to 4 million sales while Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite still manages to sell quite a few copies somehow

Capcom's fighting game endeavors have been far from perfect this generation, but Street Fighter 5 still continues to see positive traction almost four years after its initial release.

The developer / publisher recently updated their Platinum Titles web page, which ranks all of Capcom's games that have sold more than a million copies, revealing SF5 has reached 3.9 million sales worldwide as of September 30, 2019. Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection saw their numbers bump up as well.

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Justin Wong talks about his top five greatest losses that he's had to deal with during his fighting game career

Defeat can be a tough pill to swallow sometimes when it comes to fighting games. You can imagine that a seasoned competitor like Justin Wong has quite a few stories to share on this subject.

He recently released a video that had him talking about his five greatest losses at fighting game tournaments. As most would probably expect, EVO Moment 37 was actually listed as Wong's greatest loss.

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If Yoshinori Ono could go back in time, he'd change Street Fighter 3: Third Strike's parries to be less essential for high-level play

It's no secret that Street Fighter 3: Third Strike was a notoriously difficult game to play at a high level, and while it's beloved by the hardcore fighting game community, it almost spelled doom for the franchise in Capcom's eyes.

Street Fighter's executive producer, Yoshinori Ono, recently revealed during his big interview at EGX that even though he does enjoy SF3's parry system, he'd tone it down a couple notches if he could go back in time and start development over.

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East Coast Throwdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

East Coast Throwdown 2019 is one of the bigger events happening this weekend, and it's taking place Stamford, Connecticut.

Notable players are many, given the wealth of games being played, but here's a list of just some of the big names attending this event: FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, NuckleDu, BC|Dragon, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, iDom, EG|NYChrisG, AF|DizzyTT, Bandits|MenaRD, PG|Hayatei, PG|MarlinPie, JWong|LostSoul, UYU|Deoxys, UYU|Rewind, AXL|XCaliburBladez, CGL|VideoGamezYo, Mixbox|Qudans, DualKevin, COMP|Siologica, CGL|Tweedy, END|Shine, UGS|Blackmoonrisingx, END|Scar, FightingGM, Noble|Semiij, COMP|TeruRock, ElChakotay, BDG|DidimoKOF, CGL|NinjaKilla212, Terrence, EQNX|Brian_F, LordJimmyBones, Flux, RG|Kevoxreborn, Tempo|Alex Myers, Coach Steve, BC|LordKnight, NerdJosh, RBL|SperoGin, RenoFace, TCOL|Komanda, Noble|Kombat, EXL|Blackberry, FSD|Rikuto, BloodHawk, Radiance|Commander Jesse, LOK|Nivek, UGS|BBoyDragon, GOD|KillerXinok, Crescent|RobTV, BDG|Romance, DF|Grr, RG|DJT, BC|HoneyBee, CrazySteady, TxC|ElRosa and TxC|MarcoPolo.

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Yoshinori Ono says Capcom was 99.9 percent against making Street Fighter 4 while enthusiastic Onimusha fans helped inspire the project to push forward

Yoshinori Ono's legacy at Capcom dates back over 25 years now though he's most well known for kickstarting Street Fighter's revival a decade ago and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon — even if Blanka is tired of being left on planes.

The European Regional Finals may have just wrapped up at EGX 2019 in the United Kingdom, but there was even more for Street Fighter fans to look forward to at the event with Eurogamer's Martin Robinson sitting down to talk with Ono for almost an hour discussing everything from his start as a musician and love for Final Fight to how Capcom was initially 99.9 percent against making Street Fighter 4.

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Out of all the Ryu's Daigo has played, Street Fighter: Alpha Three is his favorite — why?

CYG|Daigo is known for being the Ryu God if you will. He is nearly synonymous with the fighter and has used him throughout all Street Fighter titles.

It seems in every iteration of Street Fighter he has given Ryu at least a chance. So out of all the versions that he's played, which Ryu is his favorite?

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How Daigo 'chickened out' of parrying Chun-Li's super in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike five years before EVO Moment 37

EVO Moment 37. You don't have to be hugely invested in the fighting game scene to recognize the significance of this event. It was here where, under an intense amount of pressure, CYG|Daigo Umehara pulled off a crazy sequence of parries against Justin Wong as he threw out Chun-Li's super in an attempt to chip out what remained of Daigo's life bar.

Being able to pull off such a stunt in this situation sort of demonstrated Daigo as someone who was fearless. Ironically, there was another event five years ago where Daigo "chickened out" in the face of Chun-Li's super and blocked it instead.

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From Yun, Bayonetta and Hero to Meta Knight and Hilde - Why is it nearly impossible to ban fighting game characters?

Overpowered boss characters have existed in fighting games since the very beginning of the genre as we know it forcing developers to make them non-selectable for players or easily banned in Versus Mode. It's much more difficult to police a normal fighter that is arguably broken or top tier, however.

With the recent controversy surrounding Dragon Quest Hero's potential bannable design aspects in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, content creator Stumblebee has put together a new video to go over why it seems nearly impossible to ban characters in fighting games in a competitive sense.

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Businessman casually parries Dudley's Machine Gun Blow in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike while checking his phone

Parrying an attack in Street Fighter 3 Third Strike requires specific timing and practice to pull off consistently. The input is even more demanding when the attack has multiple hits, as you'll have to hit forward on the joystick repeatedly in cadence with the various hits of the special move.

While parrying is a technique I still need a lot of work on, some people have mastered it to a level that they can pretty much do it in their sleep. A recent clip surfaced online that shows a businessman sitting at an arcade machine not necessarily parrying in his sleep, but doing something not far off from that — casually parrying while checking his phone.

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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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Why did so many people overlook Street Fighter 3 when it first came out?

Street Fighter 3 (specifically the Third Strike update) is revered by a significant portion of the FGC as the greatest fighting game ever, but was also widely a commercial failure for Capcom that preceded an almost decade-long silent period for the franchise.

Certiainly the game has stood the test of time in the competitive realm, but why did so many of us apparently choose to spend our time and quarters on other games and arcade cabinets instead of exploring this fighting gem? Top Hat Gaming Man explores this peculiar turn of events in a recent video of his.

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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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