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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a shot of adrenaline for older titles, but not a rebirth - EventHubs review

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is a good experience, but one that feels a bit lacking in some areas. What's included is a magical trip down nostalgia lane, but you might wish there were a few more things included along the way.

Anniversary Collection has a strong catalogue of 12 Street Fighter titles, which are definitely the stars of the show. These are the games the franchise was built upon, and they offer a great deal of charm and outstanding gameplay — if you understand the context they were created in.

If your first entry into the series was Street Fighter 4 or 5, these older titles are going to be a bit of a shock to the senses. While the tried and true Street Fighter gameplay is 100% intact, a lot of the systems you're familiar with are either in their infancy, or absent entirely, depending on your selection.

The presentation here is very solid, with nice menus and music. The interface is intuitively designed to give you quick and easy access to all 12 titles. Load times are minimal, as it's possible to switch from a game of Alpha 3 and get right into Street Fighter 3 Third Strike in seconds.

Special mention must be given to the game's museum option, which features hours of content to cycle through. From music, artwork and history, you could spend a lot of time just exploring every nook and cranny of this feature. Capcom obviously put some love into gathering a ton of high quality assets all in one place.

Training mode for the four online games is also a wonderful feature, something which Digital Eclipse clearly put some time and effort into getting up to snuff. While not as feature rich as the training mode in Street Fighter 5, you do have access to the core things you'll typically want there.

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Combo Breaker 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we're getting an absolutely gargantuan event taking place in St. Charles, Illinois in the form of Combo Breaker 2018.

It really can't be stated enough how big this event is for a ton of different games, with a whopping 16 games, and the Mystery Game Tournament besides them as well, exceeding 100 entrants each, and with two games exceeding 500 entrants, and another one getting very close.

On top of that, it's a Premier Event for the Capcom Pro Tour and a Master Event for the Tekken World Tour, so people will definitely be showing up to compete. Also, the winner of Dragon Ball FighterZ will claim the final spot in the 16-person event Summit of Power happening two weeks from now.

With so much on the line and so many players showing up, we couldn't possibly begin to list every notable name present, so here is a very small excerpt of who you can expect to see: CO|Go1, FOX|SonicFox, FOX|Tokido, FD|Fujimura, EG|NYChrisG, PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, FOX|Justin Wong, NuckleDu, FOX|Punk, TSM|Leffen, Rise|MenaRD, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, Liquid|Nemo, Fursan|Verloren, Mouz|Problem X, AS|Reynald, GGP|Kazunoko, CYG|Fuudo, ALG|Dragon, CO|Dogura, PG|SKD, RB|Luffy, FOX|Theo, PG|MarlinPie, RNG|Swedish Delight, Circa|ForeverKing, Tempo|S2J and so, so many more.

The games being played at the event, in order of entrants from biggest to smallest, are Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Tekken 7, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Injustice 2, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Killer Instinct, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Mortal Kombat XL, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, the ceremonious Mystery Game Tournament, Super Smash Bros. 4, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Mortal Kombat 9.

Streaming is being done at Team Spooky, Capcom Fighters, Tekken, NetherRealm, BG Callisto, Funky P, PandaxGaming, Vampire Arcadia and VG Boot Camp.

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You can record/playback dummies in Super Turbo now; Training Modes in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection have some cool bells and whistles

We're just a few days away from the May 29th's release date for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, but a select few already have the game at home and are delving in as you read this.

The 30th Anniversary collection includes no less than 12 games from SF history, including all versions of Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter 3 and then the original Street Fighter that started it all.

Bringing these iconic titles back to the spotlight in modern day will be very interesting, as new generations will be able to experience the foundations new titles are built upon.

Many of these fighters came about before Training Mode was a thing, forcing players to learn simply by playing in Versus Mode, often at the cost of a quarter for every match.

While not every game has been fitted with a Training Mode in SF30AC, four have: Super Turbo, Hyper Fighting, Alpha 3 and Third Strike. Said Training Modes not only let you beat up on your foes endlessly without having to worry about resetting health bars, they have many of the new bells and whistles of modern games.

dWo: Dudley World Order has put together a few videos showcasing Training along with menus and options so you can see what the experience will be like.

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Evil Ryu's debut, chain combos, and 'ISMs' - Here's the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Street Fighter Alpha retrospective

In honor of the upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection release, Capcom is bringing forth all of the nostalgic feels with their new Street Fighter retrospective video series. Today, we get an in-depth look at all three Street Fighter Alpha titles.

Narrated by prominent FGC member and commentator James Chen, this look back at the beloved Street Fighter series provides information on each title, how they changed from their predecessors, and more.

The Street Fighter Alpha series first began in 1995, taking place canonically in between the original Street Fighter and Street Fighter 2. The first Alpha game brought back familiar faces such as Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li (albeit with a new looK), and made Street Fighter 1 characters such as Adon and Birdie playable for the first time.

Street Fighter Alpha introduced several new mechanics that weren't present in the Street Fighter 2 series, like chain combos, Alpha Counters, and knockdown recovery.

Street Fighter Alpha 2 added more to what the first game had established, bringing in brand new characters such as secret fighter Evil Ryu. A second Alpha Counter was also implemented, as well as the option to recover at three different distances.

Completing the trifecta, Street Fighter Alpha 3 stepped things up with an all new "ISMs" mechanic that gave players the option to choose between different super meter types. From A-ISM's three-tiered super combos to V-ISM's crazy custom combos, Alpha 3 became known as the Street Fighter franchise's most experimental title to some.

There is way more information about all three Street Fighter Alpha games included here, so be sure to check out the retrospective below.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection's trophies pretty much only want you to beat Arcade Mode for all 12 games and find Akuma

We're less than a week away from the launch of the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and more bits of information are coming out for the title.

The PlayStation 4 trophy list for the game is now online and all of them are shared between games in the collection and does not contain individual sets between titles.

There are 17 trophies total up for grabs with three silver trophies, 14 bronze trophies and no gold or platinum trophies for the collection similarly to the previous Mega Man Legacy Collections by Capcom.

Each of the game's 12 titles is represented by a singular trophy for "beating" the games which I assume means completing the Arcade Modes for each version and game.

The other notable trophy in the game is discovering Akuma in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo to "prove your worth" with the rest of the list pertaining to playing online and earning "belts" from ranked matches.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection launches on May 29th on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC. You can check out the full trophy list in the gallery below.

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Stunfest 2018 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

For the first time in over a month, we've got a Capcom Pro Tour Premier event upon us.

The annual Stunfest tournament is taking place, as always, in Rennes, France.

As mentioned, it's a huge event for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, with almost 250 entrants from across the world, but there are a ton of other games being played as well.

You'll be able to enjoy tournament play in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Tekken 7, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Windjammers, King of Fighters 14, Breakers: Revenge, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Players attending are plentiful - for just a few of the top contenders you'll be able to see, look no further than right here: PG|Infiltration, CYG|Daigo, CO|Go1, FD|Fujimura, CYG|Fuudo, FOX|Punk, NVD|Phenom, FOX|Momochi, GGP|Kazunoko, CO|Dogura, EG|NYChrisG, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Ponos|Moke, RB|Bonchan, CYG|GamerBee, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Mago, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, AB|Poongko, UYU|OilKing, Rise|Smug, Gachikun, Epsilon|Takamura, AB|StormKubo, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Talon|Xiaobao, Method|ImStillDaDaddy, DouyuTV|Xiao Hai, FNATIC|Shakz, UYU|NL, FNATIC|Akainu, Tempo|Alex Myers, FNATIC|Brick, Atrosh and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Capcom Fighters, Stunfest 2, Stunfest 4, Unequalled Media, Achoral, Gunsmith ON and Canape Fight. Additional streams will be added as they become available.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 10 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Big happenings this weekend in Melbourne, Australia.

Battle Arena Melbourne is back for its 10th installment, and it's going to be the a Masters Event for the Tekken World Tour, so you know a bunch of top Tekken players from Asia are going to show up down under to try and grab those points.

It is also a Ranking Event for the Capcom Pro Tour, and while it's not as stacked as you might hope, being on the same weekend as France's Stunfest, a Premier Event for the tour, some top players chose to attend here instead.

Besides these two games, the event will also feature tournaments in Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. 4, Super Smash Bros. Melee, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Injustice 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st] and Skullgirls: 2nd Encore.

As for players attending, pretty much anyone who's anyone from Asia's Tekken scene will show up, but for a short list of names for various games, you can expect to see FOX|JDCR, FOX|Tokido, ROX|Knee, UYU|Qudans, Alliance|Armada, Fursan|Verloren, RZR|Xian, FOX|Saint, Fursan|LowHigh, ROX|Chanel, Kkokkoma, COOASGAMES|Noroma, Yamasa|Take, iG|Jiewa and many more.

Streaming is being done at Tekken, New Game Plus TV, Melbourne Melee, Firery, Burnout Fighter, Virtua Fighter Australia and Couch Warriors Smash.

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Is Sagat's new visual design his best yet? What about Cody's? And why hasn't Zangief ever changed? Vote in our final SF5 'Who wore it best?'

I'm concluding my "Who wore it best?" series for Street Fighter 5 with one last post, this time looking at Sagat, Cody, Birdie, Zangief and Ibuki's character designs from over the years.

I made it a rule that characters had to appear in at least three different (numbered) Street Fighter titles over the years to qualify for this, and could therefore only nab five this time around.

As for Cody and Sagat, we haven't actually seen their gameplay designs for SF5 yet, so the brief glimpses we've gotten from the Season 3 DLC reveal will have to do for now.

Considering his actual body transformation for Street Fighter 5, Birdie has arguably undergone the most change since his start back in SF1. Sagat has had fairly minimal changes, though his new tattered look in SF5 seems to deviate from most others.

Zangief has been rocking his same red wrestling gear, scars, chest hair and bracelets for his entire career, but we had to give the Red Cyclone some love as well. Check out the character evolutions in the gallery here and then vote for your favorite iterations after the jump.

Be sure to take a look at the results of (and still vote yourself) on part one and part two of our "Who wore it best?" series for Street Fighter 5 if you haven't already.

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Street Fighter legends share their fondest memories of the series for the game's 30th anniversary

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the legendary Street Fighter series. To celebrate, Capcom is releasing the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection later this month, which will come packed with 12 classic Street Fighter titles.

We recently learned of a special exhibition tournament set to take place at Combo Breaker 2018 next weekend that will feature the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection and four Street Fighter legends. CYG|Daigo Umehara, EG|Ricki Ortiz, FOX|Justin Wong, and LU|Alex Valle will compete in an eight-player tournament, with the four other competitors to be decided by way of on-site auctions.

Capcom Fighters recently asked these four top-level players to recall their fondest memory of any game included in the Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection. Today, the Twitter account has shared them for all to see.

Each memory comes in video message form, and you'll find clips from back in the day peppered throughout.

From a trip to SBO to legendary rivalries being built, the history among these players is rich. Be sure to click through each to check out their favorite moments.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch on May 29th.


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Poll results: Which of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection's 12 Street Fighter games are you most looking forward to playing?

Updated 12:20 p.m. PDT, Wed. May 16, 2017: And the results are in! To see how our readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is due out at the end of May, and fans will be able to take a trip down memory lane with all of the Hadokens, Dragon Punches, Sonic Booms, and SPDs they can input spanning across three decades.

Street Fighter has seen many different titles released over the years, and the upcoming collection will feature 12 of the most important games in the main series.

Included in this nostalgic package are the original Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2: The World Warrior, Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition, Street Fighter 2 Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3: New Generation, Street Fighter 3: 2nd Impact, and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

Capcom aims to provide "arcade perfect" ports of each classic fighting title, with four of them boasting online play -- those titles being Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike.

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 29th. While we wait for its release, we want to ask you, the EventHubs reader, which of these 12 games you're most excited to play.

You will find our latest poll below, and in it you can select up to three different answers. Be sure to hit the comments to let us know which Street Fighter games you chose and why!

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection exhibition ft. Daigo, Justin Wong, Ricki Ortiz, and Alex Valle set for Combo Breaker 2018 next weekend

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is set for release later this month, however we'll be seeing it in action a few days sooner than that. Next weekend at Combo Breaker 2018 in St. Charles, Illinois, a special exhibition will be held that features several Street Fighter legends.

CYG|Daigo Umehara, LU|Alex Valle, FOX|Justin Wong, and EG|Ricki Ortiz will take part in an 8-player competition on Friday, May 25th at around 7 p.m. PDT. We will also see commentary from James Chen and Michael "IFC Yipes" Mendoza.

The remaining four players will be decided by way of an on-site auction where players bid on entry into a bracket, 1 by 1, until the bracket is full. All of the bids for this Street Fighter 30th Anniversary exhibition tournament will be to match up against one of the four Street Fighter legends.

100% of the auction entry money will be going to the tournament champion. So, if you want a shot at defeating a Street Fighter legend and some money, Combo Breaker 2018 is your chance.

This Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection exhibition will be single elimination and three out of five matches. The twist, though, is that the game played will be selected at random before each match.

Any of the 12 games from the collection could pop up at any time, so competitors will have to remain sharp.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on May 29th.

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Capcom announces Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series, $7,000 prize pool for each event

Capcom has just announced an all new tournament series that players can look forward to this year. The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series will focus on the upcoming Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection, allowing competitors to battle it out in some of Capcom's classic fighting titles.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series is comprised of three individual Street Fighter tournaments. Each on will be taking place at upcoming major fighting game community events.

A specific title from the 30th Anniversary Collection will be played at each tournament, beginning with Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo at CEO 2018 in June. Street Fighter Alpha 3 will follow at SoCal Regionals 2018 in September, and finally Street Fighter 3 Third Strike at Canada Cup in October.

Each of these tournaments will come with a $7,000 prize pool. If you'd like to enter any of these events, you'll be able to do so through each of the major tournaments' websites.

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary tournament series aims to celebrate and recapture the competitive spirit that inspired players around the world. From those who played in the arcades and the pizza parlors, to the warriors at home, this tournament series will surely be a trip down memory lane for many.

Capcom has released an official trailer with the announcement, which you can view below.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection training and versus modes officially revealed

The Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection will be releasing on May 29, 2018. This collection comes with a number of fan favorite Street Fighter titles.

Earlier this year, there were some concerns that the games would not have a training mode. Luckily, James Chen was able to confirm that the games in this collection would be packaged with training and versus modes, and now we have an official announcement from Capcom Unity.

This collection comes with Street Fighter, Street Fighter 2, Street Fighter 2: Championship Edition, Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter 3, Street Fighter 3: Second Impact, and Street Fighter 3: Third Strike.

Only Street Fighter 2: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, and Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike will have online play. Not only that, but these games will be the ones that have access to the training mode.

The training mode will offer features that were not available in the original games. These include the ability to "turn on damage display, input display, dummy controls, and more."

Luckily, all twelve games will have a versus mode. You'll need to implement the day one patch in order to gain access to the available versus and training modes.

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Alpha Chun-Li superior Chun-Li? Which of these Street Fighter characters' designs were the best?

I thought I'd take a bit of a nostalgic stroll through the years of Street Fighter and put together a quick visual history for a handful of SF favorites.

There's a good portion of the current community that isn't too familiar with older iterations of these household fighting game names and so some of this will be all new for younger readers.

Some characters are a little more vanilla than others, as we see Ryu's white gi, black belt and red headband hasn't changed much over the last 30 years. His Street Fighter 1 redhead iteration actually seems to be the outlier, as he even sports shoes in that one.

Characters like Chun-Li got a whole new look in Street Fighter Alpha, and Ken has gotten a few differing hair styles. The idea here is to get your opinions as to when each fighter was at their visual best during the numbered Street Fighter series (Alpha is technically SF 0).

Especially in more recent games, characters have seen a variety of alternate costumes (many imitating the threads they wore previously) but for our purposes here we're only looking at standard costumes for everyone.

Obviously graphics have been evolving too, but that doesn't necessarily mean the most recent iterations are the slickest. Check out the snap shots for these six characters in the gallery below, then answer which is your favorite iteration for each in the polls after the jump.

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Texas Showdown 2018 results ft. Punk, NuckleDu, ChrisG, Problem X, Chris T

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The big event this weekend is Texas Showdown 2018 taking place, quite obviously, in Texas, U.S.A., more specifically in Houston.

This is both a Ranking event on the Capcom Pro Tour and a Challenger event on the Tekken World Tour, so both Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition and Tekken 7 will be quite stacked.

Besides the aforementioned two titles, the tournament will also feature Dragon Ball FighterZ, Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, Injustice 2, Killer Instinct, Capcom vs. SNK 2, King of Fighters 14, Vampire Savior/Darkstalkers, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st].

Obviously there are a ton of players participating, with Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, Dragon Ball FighterZ and Tekken 7 all reaching over 100 entrants each.

Some of the players you can expect to see compete this weekend are PG|Punk, NuckleDu, EG|NYChrisG, Mouz|Problem X, CYG|Chris Tatarian, FOX|Justin Wong, RB|Anakin, Rise|Smug, Circa|JoeyFury, UYU|KizzieKay, FOX|Scar, UYU|Princess Ling, PG|Nakkiel, KidViper, Shadow20z, NVT|Flash, RB|Snake Eyez, RNG|WhiteBoi, VS|SperoGin, EG|Ricki Ortiz, SB|JB, UYU|Brian_F, UA|Bass, Tempo|Alex Myers, BeautifulDude, OG|Shine, Commander Jesse, Hamad, Joonya20z, TGQ|Zenzen and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at Level Up Live, PandaxGaming, TX Showdown Live, JoeStrikes, Atari FGC, The Slurred Nerd and Poverty Maniacs.

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The 'Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game' kickstarter has ended with over two million dollars raised

The Street Fighter: The Miniatures Game kickstarter has now concluded. It seems that Angry Joe and Jasco Games were able to raise $2,052,791 thanks to the efforts of 9,800 backers.

Originally, the target goal was just $400,000. This part of the project was funded in just one day after starting on April 4, 2018. Many stretch goals were reached since then.

Guile, Blanka, E.Honda, Dhalsim, Balrog, Cammy, Fei Long, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Gouken, Evil Ryu, and Violent Ken were unlocked as a result of these stretch goals. Other modes like power-ups, tag team, 3 on 3 team swap, car bonus stage, nemesis, and more will also be available.

Each miniature is armed with a 40 card deck that contains many references to their movesets found in the games. It seems each fighter will have different play styles.

Backers that contributed $80 will get the base miniatures game. If you spent $120, then you'll also get the boss expansion and stretch goal characters. Anybody who put in $280 will also received character expansions for Street Fighter Alpha, 3, 4, and 5.

The estimated delivery is said to be on March 2019.

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How to become the real life Oro: Desk masters one-handed fighting game combos after practicing every day for 10 weeks

Hand and wrist injuries can be some of the most devastating for competitive fighting game players and competitive game players in general, as many games seem nearly impossible to play at a high level with only one hand available.

Resident combo enthusiast desk is here to show that anything is possible if you put in the time and effort in his latest video. He was instructed to avoid using his right hand after an injury, so he set out to test his one-handed playing capabilities.

Desk had demonstrated his one-handed tactics in a few previous videos, but this time ventures through six different fighting games to show what he can pull off after 10 weeks of practice with a hand-cam to demonstrate how he plays.

He demonstrates four touch of death combos in Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo using only his left hand along with a touch of death combo in Dragon Ball FighterZ that includes Adult Gohan loops.

Desk set his sights on some of the more challenging combos in Street Fighter 4 like C. Viper's cancel combos (which he originally thought of as the holy grail) and El Fuerte's Run, Stop, Fierce loop, and he manages to pull them off in impressive fashion.

You can check out an awesome near touch of death combo from Makoto in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike in the clip below and the full video after the jump.


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