Street Fighter 4 stories

Bonchan's secrets to throwing safe fireballs will help you level up your zoning game, frustrate your foes, and score more wins

The art of projectile tossing has been a major part of fighting games widely since Street Fighter 2 put the genre on the map, but as integral as this approach can be, it's still one of the hardest and most unforgiving lessons to learn.

The best in the business right now, RB|Bonchan, is known for his abilities in this particular arena thanks to his incredible accomplishments and performances with Sagat from the Street Fighter 4 days. The reigning EVO champ offered some of his secrets to throwing safer fireballs in an older stream archive, and FGC Translated has captioned it with English subtitles for those of us who don't speak Japanese.

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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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Smug's Street Fighter 4 Dudley, the longest Brutality build up ever, Poison's unfortunate visual glitch, and more; Funny and cool moments episode 113

You can't possibly watch every fighting game stream out there these days, but thanks to the tireless efforts from LiangHuBBB, you can enjoy the coolest and funniest parts of damn near all of them.

The YouTuber has hit us with the 113th installment in his "Funny and Cool Moments" series, and this one is packed to the brim with almost 15 minutes of continuous clips that'll either make you fall back in your seat or move right up to the edge of it.

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Is Street Fighter 4 more fun to watch than Street Fighter 5? How about to play? Dogura asks, then offers his personal answers

It's next to impossible for us in the fighting game community not to compare entries in our favorite franchises, and the discussion comparing Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5 has been raging on for a good three and a half years now.

CO|Dogura, a player who has seen a good bit of success in both of the latest Street Fighters as well as other fighting titles, brought the topic up during a recent streaming session.

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Mike Ross dusts off his Ultra Street Fighter 4 E. Honda and takes on LI Joe at Barfights

It's been a while since I've seen this big of a smile on Mike Ross' face, but I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised as Street Fighter 4 was (is) a game that tends to have this kind of effect on its players.

The beautiful people at Cross Counter put on yet another rendition of EVO Barfights this year, and one of the most notable bullet points on the fight card was an exhibition between Mike Ross and LI Joe in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

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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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EVO 2019 fighting game deals: Play Under Night In-Birth and Dragon Ball FighterZ for free plus discounts on Samurai Shodown, Mortal Kombat 11 and more

Day 2 at EVO 2019 is currently underway, and as per usual, EVO weekend is proving to be one of the best times of the year to pick up new fighting games for cheap across multiple platforms.

Each of the nine mainstage titles for EVO this year are included in these ongoing sales — except for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — so Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Under Night In-Birth, Soul Calibur 6 and even the more recently released Samurai Shodown and Mortal Kombat 11 are all cheaper to pick up for a few days. Some of them are even free to play.

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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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Sonic Boom 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Sonic Boom 2019 is happening this weekend in Madrid, Spain.

This event will feature the talents of Mouz|Problem X, NVD|Phenom, RB|Luffy, CO|Dogura, NASR|BigBird, NASR|AngryBird, CYG|GamerBee, CYG|Infexious, VGIA|Shanks, Vitality|Hurricane, VGIA|VegaPatch, EnVyUS|MisterCrimson, Oplon|Noka, FNATIC|Shakz, FNATIC|Akainu, NVD|Veggey, EnVyUS|Layo and many more besides them.

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From double Hadokens to buff old Oro and lovely Elena, Teppen is absolutely filled with awesome original Street Fighter art

Teppen has been available — in most areas — for just over a week now, but it's still a little surprising to see the amount of detail and attention paid to the characters represented in the mobile title.

As a joint venture between Capcom and GungHo Online Entertainment, Teppen features all original, high-quality artwork for their cards which can be viewed in full upon receiving them from a pack. One of the most represented series featuring in the new card game is of course Street Fighter, and we've gone and collected over a dozen of the best pieces of character art from pretty much every entry in the franchise including the original, Street Fighter 3 and SF5.

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Yoshinori Ono tells the origin story of his Blanka toy that came from a burger place in the Philippines revealing he wasn't a fan of the green fighter

Yoshinori Ono has become forever tied to Street Fighter's Blanka because he seemingly takes pictures with a toy of the character wherever he goes, and he's finally revealed the full story as to the origins of strange companion.

During the Street Fighter panel over at Anime Expo this week, the Street Fighter producer told the audience about his decade long relationship with the toy and how he's starting to run out of them.

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Yoshinori Ono really wanted R. Mika in Street Fighter 4 but the game's Battle Director didn't think they needed her

During the Street Fighter panel at Anime Expo yesterday, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono sat in on the stage to talk about the history of the franchise. Joined by several voice actors from Street Fighter 5, the crew discussed a wide array of subjects for casual and hardcore fans alike.

At one point during the presentation, Ono was asked to talk a little bit about the different characters represented by their respective voice actors on the stage: Ryu (Kyle Herbert), Karin (Lauren Landa), R. Mika (Bonnie Gordon), and Urien (Bill Rogers). When speaking about Street Fighter Alpha's Rainbow Mika, Ono said that he really wanted to see her as a playable character back in Street Fighter 4, but he just couldn't swing it.

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An absolutely crazy Dhalsim sequence, the Shang Tsung glitch abused, and father and son Goku 100% combo: Funny and Cool Moments episode 112

What are all of those exciting, strange, and unbelievable moments in fighting games if only you and your opponent ever get to see them? The Funny and Cool Moments series has been rounding up some of the best clips from across the internet for some time now, and today we're treated with the 112th episode.

Creator LiangHuBBB brings us a fresh installment of the video series that showcases plenty of incredible bits of footage across numerous games. Included here we see new games like Samurai Shodown and even upcoming title Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

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Steam's epic Summer Sale features huge savings on big fighting game titles like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ and dozens more

The biggest PC gaming sale of the year is finally upon us with the Steam Summer Sale which may prove to be one of the best times ever to pick up some fighting games for cheap.

There are over 50 different titles and their DLC currently discounted until July 9 including some of the largest titles of the past few years like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6 and so much more.

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BAM 11 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, we have BAM — Battle Arena Melbourne — 11 taking place, and it's of course happening in Melbourne, Australia.

Some of the players set to compete at this event are THY|Chikurin, Rangchu, RZR|Xian, UYU|OilKing, JDCR, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, PBE|Doujin, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|John Takeuchi, Yamasa|Take, Yamasa|Nobi, COOASGAMES|Noroma, CYG|GamerBee, Mago, EQNX|Dimeback, Fate|Ulsan, iG|Jiewa, Rise|K-Brad, ALUS|Yang Mian, Yamasa|Yuu, YOG|Machabo, SIN|Brandon and Somniac though there are obviously many more.

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Street Fighter 4 tourney action from Super Arcade featuring Online Tony, Chris T, Filipinoman, Brentt, Keno, Commander Jesse, Pnoy, and more

The good old days of having upwards of 60 people show up for some Ultra Street Fighter 4 at Super Arcade late into a Wednesday night are mostly memory now, but Victrix|SherryJenix and Kinda Fit Kinda Fat Apparel put on an event earlier this week that had more than a little nostalgia factor for many.

While they weren't able to get the everyone from the old WNF crew, the likes of Online Tony, Chris T, Keno, Brenttiscool, SD Pnoy, Hungbee, HORI|Commander Jesse, Filipinoman, and good handful of others showed up to throw down in the headline game from a few years back. They didn't disappoint.

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Headstomper 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, you'll be able to enjoy Headstomper 2019 live from my home country, Sweden. More specifically, the southernmost city in the country, Malmö.

This is a big event for multiple games, and a ton of players are showing up to compete. Some of the notable fighters set to play are Mouz|Problem X, Liquid|Nemo, CGG|Tissuemon, GO|Luffy, NVD|Phenom, Teresa, PG|MarlinPie, NASR|AngryBird, FNATIC|Shakz, SuperAkouma, AXL|Fergus, NVD|SaltyKid, FNATIC|Akainu, PsychedelicPet, DG|KaneAndTrench, VDV|KingRasta, mYi|KiraKira, Narikun, Svampen, Exeed|Ghirlanda, Nyphi7, Atrosh, YMCA|Jopelix, Raven, KSP|Ixion, TDB|Malekith, Brick, DevilKazuya, Infexious, DG|ThePhantom, LD|Zake, NVD|Veggey, DG|RooKang, EQNX|BlackBeard, DougFromParis, Reason|BoltStrike, Popi, VGIA|VegaPatch, Wasder|Rikkmeister, HG|Mitrust-Storm and Cyrox, though there are of course many more.

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