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Steam Autumn Sale includes Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7 complete for $38 and dozens of great fighting game deals

Black Friday itself may be technically over now, but that doesn't mean the sales have ended — especially if you play games on PC.

The Steam Autumn Sale is currently slashing prices left and right, including great deals on Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and just about every other fighting game you can think of.

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Poll results: Who is the hottest character in Street Fighter?

Update: Thanks to everyone who voted, we now know who the hottest Street Fighter character is. Check out the results after the jump.

Earlier: Fighting game character attractiveness is a thing and believe it or not, it's something people actually discuss. It's up for debate whether your main is hotter than your friend's main, and in the interest of lighthearted fun, we thought we might pose the question to the community.

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Street Fighter 4 vs. Street Fighter 5 - which is the better fighting game?

Most all modern Street Fighter fans have had this kind of conversation at some point or another as contest just seems to be a matter of fact part of our competitive nature.

We're exploring the two latest Street Fighter games on the EventHubs Podcast this week, and analyzing them across five separate categories to see which one fares better. The categories we selected are: Gameplay, single player content, balance, watchability, and roster.

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Ranking Capcom's 8 best selling complete fighting game entries

Although Capcom would likely be considered by many as the original kings of fighting games, the actual performance of said titles have reached some remarkable heights but also shockingly low valleys over the past 30 years.

We recently reported that Street Fighter 5 is reaching very close to surpassing Street Fighter 2 as Capcom's best selling fighting game, but that only includes the original Super Nintendo version. How do things look then when each entry is correctly combined together?

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Street Fighter Director reveals the name of Neo Shadaloo's gorilla while Ed's was apparently a mistake

Before the whole time travel shenanigans and what's up with G, one of the biggest mysteries surrounding Street Fighter 5's story was the formation and membership of Neo Shadaloo.

Now over four years after the organization was originally revealed, we now know a lot more about Neo Shadaloo, the gorilla in its ranks and Ed thanks to SF5 Director Takayuki Nakayama.

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Modern fighting games ranked by execution difficulty from Kizzie Kay, Justin Wong and Kitana Prime

The debate surrounding execution and its difficulty level continues to be a highly contested issue in the fighting game community, but what does that really look like when comparing titles side by side?

Panda recently brought together three of their best fighting game players from different sides of the FGC in PG|Justin Wong, PG|Kizzie Kay and PG|Kitana Prime to rank modern titles based on their execution alone.

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You can win with T. Hawk in Ultra Street Fighter 4 by doing nothing but mashing SPD apparently...

An opponent mashing Spinning Pile Driver (command throw) can be real scary, especially in a game like Ultra Street Fighter 4. These powerful throws typically have about 2 frames of start up, meaning if you leave any gaps in your offense you will very likely be thrown and will take a ton of damage.

T. Hawk's case, his Mexican Typhoon is this exact type of command grab, and if you don't know how to properly stay out of their way you can find yourself in a world of trouble. Such was the case for a player going up against geoffEXE, who selected T. Hawk in an online USF4 bout, did nothing but mash command throw the entire round... and won.

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Poll results: Which Street Fighter do you think has the best music?

Update: The poll period has ended. Check out the results after the jump.

Earlier: Last week on the EventHubs Podcast we ranked the numbered Street Fighter games by their music, and got so many responses that it quickly became clear our readers and listeners wanted in on the action.

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Remembering Street Fighter 4's 5 biggest blunders

Street Fighter 4 is largely responsible for bringing the franchise back from the brink as well as casting the fighting game scene into a golden era, but as much as we 09ers love to look back on the title with fond memories, things weren't always as rosy as our glasses make us think.

In this week's EventHubs Podcast segment, I dig into what I feel were the five biggest blunders Capcom made during Street Fighter 4's lifespan. None of these were large enough to turn the masses away, obviously, but they were some pretty gnarly errors that we're still surprised by today.

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Big E, HHH, Brock Lesnar, Alexa Bliss, and other WWE Superstars become Street Fighter characters in these awesome 2K custom creations

A reddit user by the name of Manong_Balong, one of the many who are fans of both professional wrestling and Street Fighter, customized Superstars from the 2K games to make them look like Street Fighter characters.

Sheamus, Big E, Stephanie McMahon, Triple H, Brock Lesnar, Alexa Bliss, Akuka, Dolph Ziggler, Ronda Rousey, and a handful of others transform into the likes of Alex, Balrog, Charlie Nash, Crimson Viper, Ibuki, Cammy, and others. Some of these are definitely better than others, but even those that don't quite land (we still appreciate you, Ronda) are cool in concept.

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Which Street Fighter game has the best music?

The Street Fighter franchise is known for a good many attributes, but one that we don't talk about enough has to be the music. The world of video games has some incredibly steep competition when it comes to this particular category, but Street Fighter has some absolute bangers that have a real shot at ranking in as some of the most influential of all time.

On this week's EventHubs Podcast episode, I open myself up to much ridicule as I rank six numbered SF titles (SF Alpha, SF1, SF2, SF3, SF4, and SF5) in order from weakest to strongest in terms of their music. Here we go...

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Drake's 'Way 2 Sexy' music video has already been used to create a Street Fighter win screen meme and it's pure gold

Drake's new album "Certified Lover Boy" was released last Friday after being delayed for several months. With the new batch of music comes a music video for one of the tracks entitled "Way 2 Sexy," which features fellow artists Future and Young Thug in different scenes that take inspiration from other videos and films such as Rambo and an 80s workout tape.

Why the hell are we talking about this on a fighting game news website, you ask? Well, one crafty internet user took a couple of quick clips from the new video and made it into a Street Fighter win screen animation, and... it's pretty great.

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Poll results: Who has the best beard in fighting games?

Updated: Our poll has closed and results have been added to the story. Be sure to check out who our readers voted for best beard after the jump.

Earlier: Beards. Ladies love them, guys like to do funky stuff with them, and they've been a sign of strength, wisdom and growing up among the fictional martial artists we've been following for decades.

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After 6 years away, former Evo champion Latif is back in the competitive fighting game community

Many players who've been active in fighting games for a long while will likely fondly remember Abdullatif "Latif" Alhmili's storied Evo 2011 run where he managed to eliminate the likes of Rohto|Tokido, EF|Poongko and BST|Daigo Umehara in Street Fighter 4, but the former C. Viper main had been away from the scene for quite some time.

After retiring from the competitive fighting game community back in 2015, Latif made the official announcement that he's back in action with a special message to his compatriots and fans.

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Ranking Street Fighter 4's newcomers

Every new Street Fighter title has brought with it brand new characters as the ever expanding franchise roster grows more and more diverse, but not all newcomers are hits. In fact, we've seen many a Street Fighter newcomer fail to ever be invited back to later rosters by developers.

While many of us are understandably speculating about the future now as Street Fighter 5 nears its end, I'd like to zip back to the past and take a look at the new characters introduced in Street Fighter 4. In our latest podcast video, I order all 11 of these previously unplayable fighters in terms of how good a job I feel Capcom did on them.

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Street Fighter 4's Yun was intentionally made to be overpowered but what exactly made him so darn strong?

Super Street Fighter 4 players on console were eagerly awaiting news about when they could get their hands on Arcade Edition back in 2010 and early 2011, but at the same time growing anxious about the rumblings coming out of Japan about the double trouble twins that would essentially turn the game on its head.

When the AE DLC did finally drop for the game, competitors were subjected to months of fighting Yun as one of the strongest characters Street Fighter has ever seen, and Bafael recently put together a great, in-depth video in his Bad Balance series to detail why the Third Strike star was so overpowered upon release.

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Legitimate 10-0 match ups do exist in fighting games and here's what they look like

Defining character match ups is one of the most complicated abstract concepts of the genre with so many variables to take into account, but there's some cases out there that are so lopsided you can immediately tell how bad they are.

Hold Back to Block recently released an excellent video detailing some of the worst match ups in fighting game history from Street Fighter 4 to the early King of Fighters days, including a few that are legitimately 10-0 no matter how you slice it.

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