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.

Hit the jump for the full action.

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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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Which Street Fighter game series is your favorite?

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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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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Beautiful Darkstalkers drawings, Street Fighter 4 characters in new alternate costumes... Jiggeh explores older FGC chapters with extraordinary art

We're featuring the impressive talents of Swedish artist Jiggeh once again as we take a look at his take on Darkstalkers fighters as well as a handful of Street Fighters.

The SF characters sport Jiggeh's special "Hyper Brawlers" alternate costume pack, and all hail from Street Fighter 4 specifically. We also grabbed a few other pieces from Jiggeh's portfolio, and you can see all of it in the gallery below. Let us know what you think in the comments.

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How fast can a life bar disappear? Everything from 0.5 to 8 seconds depending on the game - LiangHuBBB compilation shows some truly terrifying moments

We've all had those rounds where just every single thing goes wrong - we block the crossup the wrong way, we guess wrong on wakeup, we make an execution error at the worst point in time... Well, imagine all of this happening in the very same round, and you pretty much have this video.

One of LiangHuBBB's latest, it shows just how fast you can be defeated in a variety of games. Some of these situations at the end are glitched, though which ones are specified in the video description, but the vast majority of them are regular situations from regular matches.

Check out a snippet from a Street Fighter 4 match featuring Gen and Seth below.


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Continue below to check out the full video.

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Dash punches, headbutts and dirty toe stomps... Eric Jacobus performs Balrog's moves in real life

Stuntman Eric Jacobus has brought yet another fighting game character to life, and this time it's none other than the money loving, sucker punching, thuggery performing Balrog from Street Fighter.

Specifically focusing on the Rog from Street Fighter 4, Jacobus performs each of the Shadaloo boss' moves, including his "Dirty Bull" toe stomp Ultra combo.

He even performs Rog's headbutts, (which we admit look a little funny against no opponent) in his barrage of Boxer's techniques. Check out this quick clip to see what you're in for:


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Frosty Faustings IX results, ft. NuckleDu, Ally, Dogura, Go1

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Frosty Faustings IX is taking place in Chicago, Illinois, and there's going to be a great many games played at this event, including Street Fighter 5, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Mortal Kombat XL, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, King of Fighters 14, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, Killer Instinct, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Darkstalkers, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Pokkén Tournament, Under Night In-Birth: EXE Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Soul Calibur 2 and a mystery game tournament.

There are a lot of big-name players attending, including Liquid|NuckleDu, C9|Ally, CO|Dogura, CO|Go1, PG|MarlinPie, EG|NYChrisG, EG|K-Brad, FF|ElvenShadow, Wolfkrone, PG|RayRay, BjornSonofBear, Doren2k, BlackSnake, TS|NerdJosh, Hotashi, MVG|Dyr, TheBeautifulDude, TS|Arturo Sanchez, JJRockets, TSC|FaultyDefense, Sym, MC|GCYoshi, BxA|Squall, GS|Gllty, DCB|EliTheCurry, GLB, OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being handled by BG Callisto, Team Spooky, RS Black Rose, Melee Everyday, Unrivaled Tournaments and KFair IPG.

Check out the full action below.

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Why people loved the famous Gandhi match, and what it said about Street Fighter 4 as a game

It was the winter of 2013 and the game was Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012. The event was DreamHack, and although the eSports world would widely remember the significance of this particular DreamHack as the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major to be sponsored by Valve, the FGC would remember it for one Street Fighter player in one match in particular.

Fighting game crowds in Jönköping, Sweden gathered to watch players like BST|Daigo and ZW|Gamerbee show off their skills, but the match that stole the tournament featured a then unknown Ryu player that went by the handle: Gandhi.

In his stream match against FSP's Rufus, Gandhi played one of the most random, scatterbrained, I'm-just-figuring-out-what-moves-my-character-can-do-for-the-first-time sets of SF4 the community had ever seen, and won. Here's a quick moment:


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As ridiculous as this was, it highlighted a very integral aspect of Street Fighter 4.

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Poison and Roxy get the Pop Culture Shock statue treatment, and they look magnificent

Ultra Street Fighter 4's Poison is the newest character to be added to the Pop Culture Shock line of highly-detailed statues. But don't fret Final Fight fans, there's a Roxy variation as well.

These 1:4 scale statues come with a price tag of $399.99 each, but if you pay in full you can score 10% off of your purchase. The edition size for Poison is 200, and Roxy is a bit more limited with a 175 edition size.

You can check out both statues in the gallery below (hit the jump to view photos of the Roxy statue).

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Take a stroll down memory lane with the evolution of the Street Fighter 4 character select screen... we even nabbed the beta and mobile versions

Hey 09ers, time for some memories.

I actually got to playing some Street Fighter 4 last night, just for old time's sake, and what a game it was. Love it or hate it, SF4 was a monumental moment for the franchise, reinvigorating the Street Fighter name in huge ways.

As a small homage to the game that we played not so long ago, I've rounded up the character select screens of each version through the years. Starting with the beta Vanilla Arcade character select, we go through Vanilla console, Super, Arcade Edition, Ultra and even the mobile version:

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Rose in a swimsuit we get, but what's Sagat doing on a bus with Meowth? From casual to obscure, Jaimito's fighting game drawings are beautiful

Jaime "Jaimito" Herrera is an exceptionally talented artist who spends a good portion of his artistic efforts on fighting game related work.

We've gone through Jaimito's fairly extensive portfolio to share some of our favorites with you today. As you'll see, his drawings feature recognizable fighting game faces in various situations.

While some are just posed against a colored backdrop, others, like that Sagat, urge us to think a bit more. Let us know what you think after looking through Jaimito's gallery.

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