Street Fighter 4 stories

Desk takes Akuma across Street Fighter 4, 5, and Tekken 7 for an absolutely amazing combo exhibition

Desk is on a tear when it comes to combo video making as of late. We've seen him venture into Injustice 2 and Tekken 7, and an occasional Street Fighter 5 compilation still goes live on his channel.

Today, however, Desk puts three different fighting games together to create the ultimate tribute to Akuma. Entitled "Tekken vs. Street Fighter: Akuma's Iron Fist 2," this video features Akuma combos from Ultra Street Fighter 4, Street Fighter 5, and Tekken 7.

From solo combos to ones that use bits and pieces from each game to make a larger, super combo, there's a lot to take in here. Couple this with Desk's excellent editing abilities, and you definitely won't want to miss this one.

Below is just a quick combo from the video to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to view the full thing.

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Daigo's Ryu, ChrisG's Sakura, Infiltration's Gouken... The BEAST remembers some of the best players of Street Fighter 4

There's a ton of Street Fighter 5 action this weekend, but that doesn't mean we can't take a few minutes for a nostalgic look back at Ultra Street Fighter 4.

The BEAST has begun a series on his YouTube channel wherein he's highlighting the characters of USF4 by showing some of their strongest moments as controlled by the strongest players to use them.

We've nabbed three of his videos featuring Ryu, Sakura and Gouken. For Ryu, you'll see LU|Alex Valle, Ryan Hart and of course CYG|Daigo Umehara pulling off clutch wins like this:

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You'll also see highlights from the likes of EG|ChrisG, OG Shine and even myself in the videos below.

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Street Fighter 4 Champion Edition headed to iOS; Poison, Dudley and Ibuki to join roster

A recent post from Gamespot informs us that Capcom will be releasing a new version of Street Fighter 4 this summer... for iPhone and iPad.

Street Fighter 4: Champion Edition will run on the latest devices, feature updated visuals and see three new fighters join the mobile cast: Dudley, Ibuki and Poison.

At this point we have no screen shots, price tags or even a concrete release date, but we do know that it will support external controllers and gamepads.

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NorCal Regionals 2017 results feat. NuckleDu, Fuudo, Punk, Daigo, Bonchan

Updated with final results: This story has been updated with results from NorCal Regionals 2017.

Taking place this weekend in Sacramento, California, the NorCal Regionals 2017 is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event.

Notable players in attendance include Liquid|NuckleDu, GRPT|Fuudo, MJS|Haitani, FOX|Tokido, FOX|Momochi, PG|Punk, CYG|Daigo, SPY|Filipino Champ, Mago, Zowie|GamerBee, Co|Go1, CYG|PR Balrog, Poongko, FOX|Justin Wong, XYZZY, WFX|801 Strider, RB|Bonchan, EG|K-Brad, RISE|Marn, EG|NYChrisG, CO|Dogura, CYG|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, YD|Yukadon, WFX|XSK Samurai, RN|Alex Myers, F3|Alucard, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Circa|LPN, Stupendous, Flash, GS|Gllty, BJ Unchained and Commander Jesse, among others.

You can find the live streams and schedule below.

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EX tea bag dash cancel?! Poongko just brought mid-match taunting to a new level at NCR

Tea bagging in fighting games is getting ridiculous...

At NorCal Regionals 2017 today, Poongko did something we've never seen before during the Ultra Street Fighter 4 action. After stunning his opponent, the Seth player casually walked forward, went for a quick tea bag, then red focus dash cancelled it and closed out the round with a throw.

The red focus cancel cost Poongko two stocks of meter, which wouldn't be a big deal if this closed out the game. But as you can see in the clip below, this was only the first round of the match.

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It's nice to see that The Machine still has no fear.

Source: Team Spooky. Via Davechuck on /r/StreetFighter.

We keep getting older, she stays the same age... check out our visual history of Sakura

One of the most popular characters in the Street Fighter universe, Sakura Kasugano has been a favorite since the Alpha days of the mid 90's.

Since then, she's made her way into multiple Street Fighters and seems to have an open door invitation to join any other fighting game she chooses. The Street Fighter 5 community still seems to be holding out to have the school girl officially join the latest SF roster, and so in the meantime we've gone and put together a visual history for her.

We omitted non-fighting games such as Puzzle and Super Gem Fighter, but even so Sakura has quite the resume under her belt... which is pretty good for a high schooler.

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A Street Fighter, a skilled spy, a mommy... who exactly is C. Viper? Here's everything we know about the Crimson fan favorite's history

Though she wasn't everyone's absolute favorite character in Street Fighter 4, there's no denying that C. Viper was one of the most popular and welcomed additions to the Street Fighter universe in 2009.

With flashy burn kicks, slick spy gadgetry and a high flying style, high octane Viper play was always exciting for spectators to watch, while her interesting design and absolute beauty made for some very interesting cosplay opportunities.

History Behind the Warrior has hit the books to dig up anything and everything on Viper's story, including her identity, motives, notable interactions and relationships with other characters in the SF universe. Enjoy today's history lesson in the video below.

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Poison, Viper and Sakura are back in CarlosG's full Street Fighter photo shoot

We got to see the preview for this shoot about two weeks back, but CarlosG and his gorgeous cosplayers have released the full gallery, and it's absolutely top tier.

We have Ireland Reid as Poison, Lis Lou Who as C. Viper and Stella Chuu as Sakura as the three beautiful women remind us of our Ultra Street Fighter 4 days. Check out the gallery below and let us know what you think in the comments.

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New 'Street Fighter Academy' game revealed and it's only playable on April 1st - I'm on to you, Ono...

With April Fools being celebrated in Japan right now, more game companies are joining in on the festivities. Capcom has now thrown their jester's hat into the ring with "Street Fighter Academy."

Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono sent out a tweet earlier today announcing the new title. Apparently, Street Fighter Academy will only be playable on April 1st, according to the tweet.

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'Rather than playtime, it's better to play in a good environment to level up' - Fuudo shares wisdom, stories and a day in his pro gamer life

If GRPT|Fuudo decides to start playing a fighting game, it's a safe bet to say he'll be one of the best in the world at it. The Japanese player is known for his skill at Virtua Fighter, Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5, but he's also astonishingly good at games in other genres.

In their recent documentary "The Life of a Pro Street Fighter," IGN follows a day in the life of Fuudo, and gets an insider's look at the top tier player's history, day to day gaming life, practices and gaming philosophies.

Though a professional at fighting games, Fuudo spends considerable time with other genres, and contributes the majority of his life to gaming in general. Check out IGN's mini documentary below for a full look at this most interesting FGC figure.

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He plays Street fighter 4 for the memory of his brother and has a dream to make it to EVO... you don't have to be a pro to have a great story

Cliff Rouzier is a Street Fighter player from New York that you've likely never heard of. He hasn't won any majors, never had a "Moment 37" of his own, or upset a big name player in a stream match, but he does have a story worth telling.

With parents that neither understand nor appreciate gaming, Cliff's situation isn't all that different from a good many others' in the FGC. Like the majority of fighting game players, Cliff had a dream to make the trek to EVO (the fighting game player's Mecca) for both the experience and to test his skills against the best in the world.

Cliff's brother, (who introduced him to fighting games at an early age) tragically passed away in recent years, and so this EVO trip would also be dedicated to the memory of his sibling.

Luckily Cliff's filmmaker cousin, Jonathan Rouzier, has been working on a documentary for the last five years that chronicles Cliff's journey to EVO 2013. That documentary, Road to Evolution, has finally been released.

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A devastating Super Turbo Balrog, his trademark SF4 Ryu, and more: This top 10 list ranks Daigo's best characters in Capcom fighting games

A lot of fans in this day and age know BST|Daigo for playing Ryu. However, over the years The Beast has found success with several different characters across various Capcom fighting titles.

Cammyplayer has constructed a video list ranking Daigo's best characters from #10 to #1.

From his Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Yun back to his Super Turbo Balrog, we are treated to some footage and a little backstory for each of his characters. Below, you can see Daigo's Super Turbo Ryu mount a vicious comeback.

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As with many "top" lists, this one conveys the opinion of the creator. Be sure to check it out after the jump and let us know what you think!

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CarlosG's photos of Poison, Viper and Sakura are amazing, and this is only the preview

Photographer Carlos G has been hard at work on shoots featuring the gorgeous cosplayers Ireland Reid, Lis Lou Who and Stella Chuu.

Poison, C. Viper and Sakura are all favorites from the Street Fighter series, and now come to life in new ways thanks to these talented cosplayers. Below you'll see the preview shots for the forthcoming galleries.

As always, please share your reactions in the comments to let us know what you think of these beautiful photographs.

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Source: CarlosG Photography.
Cosplayers: Ireland Reid, Lis Lou Who and Stella Chuu.

He loves his car, is obsessed with flowers and absolutely hates Balrog; learn all about the history of Dudley

A boy far too small and weak to ever be a fighter grows (and beefs) up to become the ever boxing glove-wearing fighter: Dudley.

A fan favorite for both his gentlemanly air and his incredibly offensive gameplay, Dudley is a character that often brought the hype in both Third Strike and Street Fighter 4.

History Behind the Warrior has detailed the boxer's history, unveiling his roots, motivations and preferences throughout the Street Fighter story. Learn why he loves flowers and hates Balrog in this quick video that's all about Dudley.

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'This game caters to noobs and is scrub friendly' - a look through FGC history shows it repeating itself

If you think that the latest Capcom fighting game is catering to newbies and is too scrub friendly — you're not alone.

Actually, you've got over 20 years of similar statements being made by the fighting game community backing you up.

While you might think statements about dumbing down these games and trying to introduce them to a causal audience originated with Street Fighter 4 — many these phrases date back to the 1990s.

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Even Ono isn't sure? Learn all about one of Capcom's most controversial figures as History Behind the Warrior takes a closer look at Poison

Well, here we go...

Poison is a fan favorite, consistently cosplayed and also one of the most controversial figures among the entire Street Fighter roster. Originally appearing in Final Fight as part of the Mad Gear Gang, Poison's transition from Japanese to American culture resulted in some rather interesting character changes.

Rarely will there be discussion about Poison without talk of her gender, and it seems her story changes depending on whether you're in Japan or America. It seems even Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has made contrasting statements about Poison's identity.

History Behind the Warrior has developed a video detailing the character's history both in and out of game story lines. Give it a watch to get the full picture on Poison.

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Like Street Fighter? Enjoy card games? You'll love this

While the card game itself isn't new, the line of 20 Street Fighter characters that are coming out for it most certainly are.

Universal Fighting System (UFS) is a collectible card game featuring IPs from various fighting game franchises such as Darkstalkers, King of Fighters, Soulcalibur, Mortal Kombat and plenty others. This means you'll inevitably have bouts between fighters like Sagat and Scorpion, or Akuma and Mega Man.

So far Ryu, Zangief, Cammy, Sakura, Chun-Li, Sagat, Akuma, Dhalsim, M. Bison, Ken, Fei Long, and Guile have been revealed for the latest expansion, with eight more SF characters on the way. Here are a few examples of the cards from UFS:

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Check out the Street Fighter deck trailer below.

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And Street Fighter 4 loses the #1 spot by four votes! Here's which Street Fighter game series our readers voted as their favorite

Updated: And the results are in! To see how our readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: It's no secret that Street Fighter as a series is really a big series with a bunch of subseries - since all of their entries have received multiple sequels or revisions, except Street Fighter 5, so far, though that has been divided up into seasons per year.

The head Street Fighter series is vast, so much so that each subseries is also very expansive, and each tends to have a very distinct feel to them. With that in mind, I decided to throw together a poll to settle it once and for all - which series is the very best one?

That's not a question we can reliably answer, but we can make a fair approximation at least as to which is most popular among you, our loyal readerbase.

So delay no longer! Jump below and cast your vote.

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When Infiltration surprised the world by switching to Hakan during EVO 2013 finals - FGC Throwback Thursday

Leave it to RZR|Infiltration to switch from arguably the strongest to arguably the weakest character in the middle of a top eight EVO set. Coming off a winners side victory at EVO 2012 and an amazing spree of being the man to beat in Street Fighter 4, Infiltration was surely the favorite to win the big dance again in 2013.

Despite the Korean's status as top dog, Cygames|PR Balrog was able to send him to the losers bracket a bit earlier in the tournament. The two would clash once again in the 3/5 game losers semi finals.

With a quick first game victory by Infiltration, the pressure shifted to PR Balrog to get things started. He did just that with a series of dominating sequences, including five star reads and reactions like the one here:

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PR Rog's two game victory answer put Infil on the ropes, forcing him to think outside the box with a whole new approach, or face a 4th place finish at EVO 2013.

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Want to be a part of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 revival? Here's a dedicated Facebook group with over 400 people in it that you should know about

In recent times, word of a potential Ultra Street Fighter 4 revival has spread across the fighting game community. It began with a large turnout of players at Wednesday Night Fights, followed by Canada Cup organizer Lap Chi Duong's poll asking if competitors would come out to play if the game was added to the tournament's line up this year -- according to the results, they would.

The revival movement extends beyond that, however. Graziano "GillStoleMyRide" Fabiano has pointed us in the direction of a dedicated group of individuals who not only want the return of Ultra Street Fighter 4, but are actively discussing the game and playing.

USF4 Revival is a Facebook group with over 400 members that encourages like-minded individuals to join. The group uses Discord for the sole purpose of matchmaking, hosting more than 100 active players from different regions and multiple platforms.

There are monthly online tournaments that group members are welcome to join in on (with prizes), and these events are streamed. Soon, these events will be expanded to include team battle (2v2) ladders, Edition Select tournaments, and solo ladders.

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Cannes Winter Clash 2017 results ft. Luffy, Mister Crimson, FAB, John Takeuchi, Packz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Cannes Winter Clash is back this weekend, and it's going to feature a bunch of games and players.

There will be tournaments taking place for Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and Mortal Kombat XL.

Players attending include, but are not limited to, MD|Luffy, MD|Mister Crimson, FAB, John Takeuchi, Packz, DA|ImStillDaDaddy, Will2Pac, Cuongster and Frionel.

Streaming is being handled by GameLine, JVTV, GameLine 2 and GameLine 4.

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Is the USF4 revival actually going to happen, or is it just a quick flash in the pan? BornFree and Velociraptor discuss on a brand new FGC show

It's been a somewhat quiet time in the Street Fighter universe since the end of Capcom Cup 2016, as much of the community has been laying in wait for news on Street Fighter 5's upcoming patch, its 2017 Pro Tour season and the identities of its new characters.

While we have gotten a few announcement promises from Capcom as well as a Kolin's reveal just last week, it seems at least a portion of the community has begun entertaining the idea of a Street Fighter 4 revival.

BornFree and I are kicking off what we hope to be a new regular series, (we're still deciding on a name, and are currently holding a contest for any viewers willing to help us out) wherein we discuss current FGC topics from both the competitive and casual perspectives.

You'll see episode one below, wherein we discuss just how real we feel this potential USF4 revival is.

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Nearly 600 people claim they'll head to Canada Cup 2017 strictly to play Ultra Street Fighter 4... is the iconic title seeing a revival in the FGC?

Street Fighter 4 reigned as the center stage attraction for the fighting game community for about seven years, bringing it with it some of the most memorable moments the FGC has ever seen.

When Street Fighter 5 dropped last February, it seemed to be an instant death blow to its predecessor, as most major tournaments, including EVO, dropped the title completely. We've had a year of Street Fighter 5 at this point, but it seems the SF community has a sudden itch for FADC's and one frame links.

A few weeks back Brenttiscool proposed the idea of having SF4 at Wednesday Night Fights, which wound up bringing in 33 entrants and plenty of nostalgic hype. Organizers for WNF decided to make USF4 a somewhat regular addition by holding tournaments every first WNF of each month.

"It was sick," explained Brentt when we reached out to him. "33 entrants, and that was kinda short notice. Next week there will be another USF4 tourney, and even more people will be coming out. It beat out Guilty Gear, Marvel, KOF, MKX and even Melee, every other game at WNF except SF5 and Smash 4."

Yesterday, Canada Cup organizer Lap Chi Duong mentioned the following on his Twitter: "I'm seeing USF4 revivals everywhere should we pop it on Canada cup this year?" He then created a poll to better answer this question. The results were somewhat shocking:

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YogaFlame remembers the incredible skills of Bullcat, Khanniball, Gun SLinGa and other crazy good Street Fighter 4 players in this awesome compilation

YogaFlame is back with the exciting conclusion to his two part "Forgotten Players of Street Fighter" series.

Specifically, this series focuses on some of the strongest online warriors of the Street Fighter 4 days, and highlights some of their finest moments from over the years.

Check out this stellar rush down from Mexico's DS|Khanniball's Hugo:

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You'll catch the full video below. Please share your nostalgic reactions with us in the comments.

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Latif's nonstop Viper, Neo's stylish Juri, Sonyono's relentless Ibuki... YogaFlame rounds up footage of players we miss from Street Fighter 4

The Street Fighter 4 era was packed with incredible talent, but not everyone who played SF4 jumped on to the Street Fighter 5 ship.

YogaFlame gets a bit nostalgic in a recent video as he highlights some of the strongest players we saw in SF4 who don't seem to be playing as much in SF5. Have to give a nod to my habibi Latif, who took second at EVO 2011 with his fiery C. Viper:

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There are plenty more familiar names and exciting sequences in the full video below.

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