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Are stages like Field of Fate in Street Fighter 5 too much to handle and cause lag online? MDZ jimmY has been running some tests and isn't so sure

So called "laggy stages" are nothing new in the fighting game space — and even for the Street Fighter series — though one of the most heavily criticized titles in recent years has been Street Fighter 5.

Many players insist they can only play on the Grid training stage for online matches unless they want to be met with awful spikes in lag and rollback, but what happens when you put that under a bit of a microscope?

Fighting game streamer and content creator MDZ jimmY recently released a video after conducting some experiments on Street Fighter 5's stages to see if a base PlayStation 4 drops frames on stages like Field of Fate, which he calls Field of Lag, when compared to the Grid for online matches.

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Could the Yoga Tower be Dhalsim's second V-Skill in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition or does the Yoga Float V-Skill overshadow it?

As we know, a second set of V-Skills for the entire roster will be made available to Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition (or Champion Edition) in Season 5. In the meantime, we've been randomly getting information regarding the mechanics of character V-Skills leading up to the big update.

Previously, we considered possibilities for Zangief, Vega, and Kolin's second V-Skill. Now it's time to spitball ideas for Dhalsim's V-Skill 2.

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Capcom Cup 2019 winner predicted by some of Japan's best Street Fighter 5 players with Bonchan, Tokido and Gachikun going through bracket together

We're only one weekend away from Capcom Cup 2019 where a new king of Street Fighter 5 will be crowned, but with 32 of the best players in attendance, who has the best chance of getting the job done?

In a recent Topanga TV live stream, last year's Capcom Cup champion RB|Gachikun along with Mago and Rohto|Tokido sat down to go through the entire winners bracket of CC 2019 to determine who they think will reach the top — hint: it's not any of them.

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Ono acknowledges a rough year for Street Fighter 5, but may be implying multiple Capcom Cup announcements coming from 'Blanka's pockets'

A number of Street Fighter 5 fans have called Season 4 the game's worst yet, and that's widely because of the eight months of relative silence in terms of DLC content and announcements from Capcom. The year isn't over, however, and it's sounding more and more like we're in for a big finale at next weekend's Capcom Cup, December 13-15.

Street Fighter 5's Executive Producer, Yoshinori Ono, posted a tweet today acknowledging the rougher season but followed with some pretty encouraging words that seem to promise something of a cherry on top when it comes to Capcom Cup reveals.

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Update: Capcom releases Street Fighter League Pro-JP episodes with English subtitles for first time allowing western fans to enjoy the Japanese events

Update: All 10 episodes of the Street Fighter League Pro-JP season have been subtitled in English on the Capcom Fighters YouTube channel.

The Street Fighter League initiative began well over a year ago in Japan, and though it has since gone forward with an American version of the league, western fans have been left without a good way to watch the top Japanese players plan and perform until this week.

Capcom is now officially translating the current run of Street Fighter League Pro-JP from the past weeks into English for the first time allowing more people to fully engage with some of the best players in Japan like CYG|Daigo Umehara, Rohto|Tokido, RB|Bonchan, Liquid|Nemo and many more detailing their team choices, strategies and counters.

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Update: What are the best and most impactful fighting games to release this decade?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll below to see which games our readers believe to be the best / most impactful games of the 2010's.

December is upon us which means that there's only one month left in this entire decade that's been the biggest and most important eras in fighting game history. Today, the genre feels larger than ever before following the mostly quiet times of the 2000's before Street Fighter 4's release.

There's been so many fighting games that have come out in the last 10 years that many fans probably either forgot about or thought came out more than 10 years ago, so we've put together a giant poll to ask everyone what they think were the absolute best of the best and most impactful — from (Super) Street Fighter 4 all the way to Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown.

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Where the Street Fighter 5 tier list stands here at the end of 2019

2019 has been a big year for fighting games. Numerous releases, balance patches, DLC characters, and major tournament circuits kept the final year of this decade an exciting and action-packed ride for fans of the genre.

As we draw closer to the end of the year and on the precipice of updates and balance changes for most triple-A fighting games right now, we thought it might be fun to take a look at where some of these titles stand right now, at the end of 2019, in terms fo their tier lists. Today we're going to take a look at Street Fighter 5.

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New footage of Kage's V-Skill 2 shows off somersaulting combo extender and ender abilities in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Arcade Edition introduced second V-Triggers for every Street Fighter 5 character, and now Champion Edition will be doing the same thing for V-Skills when the time comes for its release.

Kage's version of V-Skill 2, known as Sekieiken, was briefly shown off alongside Alex's and Blanka's earlier this week, and now we finally have the opportunity to see what the somersaulting move looks like without the V-Trigger power up plus its usefulness in combat.

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Laura hits the deepest and meatiest standing medium punch behind her opponent I've ever seen in Street Fighter 5

When you've been playing fighting games for a while, eventually you'll run into a player who is incredibly experienced with their favorite character. They'll have such a great understanding of their main that they'll hit you with a set up or combo that you've never seen before.

As someone who fancies himself a lab monster, the kind of plays you see from people who clearly have extensive knowledge of their character are my favorite in fighting games. It's those absolutely filthy ones that almost look like they're bugs or glitches, but are incredibly effective. Here we have one of those types of set ups for Laura in Street Fighter 5.

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Here are the top 10 moves we'd like to see changed in Street Fighter 5's next balance patch

As the community prepares for the end of Street Fighter 5's fourth season we begin looking forward to the potential changes that will be coming with the yearly balance patch we'll likely see in the coming weeks.

Catalyst and I have both independently put together lists of 10 moves we'd like to see changed to discuss on today's recording.

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Another look at Alex's V-Skill 2 shows us that specials can be chained on hit AND block in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Earlier this week, we got a sneak peek at the new V-Skills for Blanka, Alex, and Kage. The next day, we received a more detailed breakdown for Blanka's V-Skill 2, the Shout of Earth.

Not surprisingly, we now have a better look at yet another V-Skill 2. This time, Alex is "ready" to show off what he can do with his newest trick.

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5 things you need to know before Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition launches

The Street Fighter 5 series is seeing a new jolt of electricity pumped into its body by way of a fresh update coming next year. Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is the next installment in Capcom's mainstay fighting game, and with it will come a ton of content for fans to enjoy.

Though the game is set for release on February 14, 2020, some of the additions that are being advertised for Champion Edition will become available later this month. With that in mind, we thought it would be a good time to run through five things you should know before Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition and its content launches.

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Zangief's second V-Skill in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition should be Green Hand... right?

New information on secondary V-Skills for the cast of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is slowly but surely trickling in as we've gotten a few glimpses of new techniques for a few characters already, but we're particularly interested in seeing what Capcom does with the godfather of grappling: Zangief.

While there's a good bit of mystery as to what developers will give the majority of the roster, expectations for Zangief's VS2 are very heavily skewed towards one attack in particular. His Banishing Flat (aka Green Hand) has been conspicuously absent from SF5 since day one, and while the majority of fans are all but certain this the right answer for a second V-Skill, commentator UltraDavid and pro player RB|Snake Eyez aren't so sure.

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New footage of Blanka's second V-Skill gives us a better understanding of how the move functions in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Yesterday, we got a quick glimpse at Alex, Kage, and Blanka's second V-Skills during the latest trailer. However, this was fitting in three different V-Skills in a 28 second period of time.

Capcom has now provided a more detailed breakdown of Blanka's second V-Skill, also known as the "Shout of Earth." There's more to this ability than what we previously saw.

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Tokido feels Daigo is the strongest Street Fighter 5 player in the world right now, but save your reactions until you hear his reasoning why

Yes, CYG|Daigo Umehara is still the most recognizable fighting game player in the world, but the strongest at Street Fighter 5? The Beast has a handful of strong showings in Capcom Pro Tour events and is slated to appear at Capcom Cup in less than two weeks, but we could easily rifle off a handful of names with more impressive SF5 resumes.

During a streaming session with RB|Gachikun, Rohto|Tokido (one of the players who certainly is in the discussion for top SF5 competitor on the planet) was asked who he feels is the strongest in SF5. His reply was Daigo, and his explanation explores more than just wins vs. losses.

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Has Capcom been hiding a clever Easter egg right in front of our faces ever since G was first revealed for Street Fighter 5?

I'll start this by saying that I'm not exactly convinced that designers of G had this in mind when they constructing the character and his animations, but it's still pretty cool nonetheless.

Twitter user Rhys recently came to a particular realization about the President of the World and his most commonly used freeze-frame.

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First Season 5 buff for Ryu may have been spotted and it's a highly requested change for his crouching medium kick in Street Fighter 5

While most of us have probably been distracted by the shiny new V-Skills (with the most recent ones being Alex, Blanka, and Kage) that are coming to Street Fighter 5, HiFight has apparently been paying extra close attention to the footage for an early look at Season 5 changes. As with any balance patch, we're expecting a number of buffs and nerfs for the entire roster.

Fans of Ryu might be excited to hear this, but it's entirely possible that the range of his crouching medium kick may have been adjusted. Based on footage comparisons, it looks as though its reach has been extended.

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