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Who has the best set of EX specials in Street Fighter 5? - Wolfgang unleashes tier list for the top and worst users of meter in the game

EX powered-up versions of special moves have existed for over 20 years in Street Fighter titles, and some moves are certainly better than others when it comes to burning preciously limited meter to use them.

The excellent Blanka player Wolfgang recently sat down and compiled a Street Fighter 5 tier list unique to most due to the fact that it's built around how strong a particular characters repertoire of EX specials are in Season 4 specifically.

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Haute Cosplay gets spooky for Halloween with unmasked Mileena, undead Menat, and plenty more

The leaves are turning and the pumpinks are getting spicy indicating we're nearing Halloween 2019. We've been perusing around for some fun and spooky content, and stumbled upon the perfect cosplay content thanks to the very talented Haute Cosplay.

Captured by skilled photographers Yusuf Daza and Overcash Photography, Haute shows off a collection of homemade cosplays, any of which you'd surely be sad to see standing opposite yourself in a Halloween costume contest.

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Thought Giant Zangief was bad? This hacker also beats opponents with a miniaturized Master Ryu in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's ranked mode

While cheating in any game is usually something to frown upon, we can't help but laugh at RisingDragonGod's online antics. A self-proclaimed "infamous cheater" of Street Fighter 5, we've seen this particular user rob people of their points using Shin Akuma and a Gigantic Zangief.

Is it possible to upgrade from an enormous version of Zangief? Evidently, it is. The hacker was spotted using a miniaturized version of "The Master," or the boss version of Ryu. To top things off, he also gave himself infinite Critical Art gauge.

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How Daigo 'chickened out' of parrying Chun-Li's super in Street Fighter 3: Third Strike five years before EVO Moment 37

EVO Moment 37. You don't have to be hugely invested in the fighting game scene to recognize the significance of this event. It was here where, under an intense amount of pressure, CYG|Daigo Umehara pulled off a crazy sequence of parries against Justin Wong as he threw out Chun-Li's super in an attempt to chip out what remained of Daigo's life bar.

Being able to pull off such a stunt in this situation sort of demonstrated Daigo as someone who was fearless. Ironically, there was another event five years ago where Daigo "chickened out" in the face of Chun-Li's super and blocked it instead.

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If you think Urien doesn't have a top 3 V-Trigger, this combo to take a round in Street Fighter 5 will make you think otherwise

We asked you guys which fighters have the most robbery V-Triggers in Street Fighter 5. Urien got a lot of love in that poll, and this is a reminder of why.

All it takes is a single opening, and with the right tools and proper usage, you can completely turn a game or round on its head with his V-Trigger 1. Here we see exactly what Urien is capable of in Street Fighter 5.

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Sexy, awesome, and horrible fighting game Halloween costumes

Halloween won't be rolling around for another 24 days or so, which means you still have time to get yourself a cool costume. If you're a big fighting game fan, that also might mean you're looking to pick something up related to one of your favorite competitive fighters.

As we do each year, tonight we're taking a look at some of the fighting game Halloween costumes out there right now. From sexy to straight-up horrible, Street Fighter to Super Smash Bros., the outfits here will not fail in putting a smile on your face.

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Street Fighter 5 announcement coming at Brazil Game Show, but unless you're really into eSports there probably isn't much to be excited about

The Street Fighter 5 community can look to Brazil this weekend for news as Capcom's Yoshinori Ono has teased fans on social media today with a quick video message from his trusty Blanka doll.

This information was shared over the official Street Fighter Twitter along with the following caption that we've translated from Portuguese, "Here comes another great announcement about Street Fighter 5! October 10th, at 3:30 pm, on the BGS eSports Stage. Watch also through our social networks! # BGS2019."

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Street Fighter 5 hacker strikes again bringing enormous Zangief into battle that can lock you in infinite combo

Over the weekend footage of a player who has hacked Street Fighter 5 to add things that should not be into the game surfaced online. Among the craziness, we saw Shin Akuma — the crazy unfair boss version of the character — fighting in online matches, as well as an Abigail that could KO with a single throw and fires off unblockable Critical Arts.

The hacker, known as RisingDragonGod, shared their own video on Twitter yesterday afternoon showing their latest creation. If you've ever feared a gigantic Zangief whose foot takes up nearly the entire screen, your fear just became reality.

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Furia Tica 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Furia Tica 2019 is happening this weekend in San José, Costa Rica.

Some of the notable names set to attend include Justin Wong, Bandits|MenaRD, UYU|JB, Kusanagi, DualKevin, Caba, Bandits|CrossoverRD, Rise|K-Brad, SB|DoomSnake, SB|DR Mandrake, GetGosu|Darlan, Dark, AAA|ElTigre, FA|Mono, UYU|Kami and many more.

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M. Bison covers himself with his cape while blocking during crazy visual glitch in Street Fighter 5

M. Bison, or Dictator to some, has always had his trademark cape flowing behind him. This is excluding in Street Fighter 2 when he threw off his cape.

Whether it was on or off, how many times have you see him actually use the cape? In this Street Fighter 5 video, a visual glitch makes M. Bison use the cape to block.

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Karin was the most used character in top 32 for Street Fighter 5 at Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019

Street Fighter 5 has gotten top-heavy as of the last major update to the game. We consistently see the same few characters at the top of standings.

Ultimate Fighting Arena would reinforce which fighters are the most used as of late. Take a look at the usage stats below.

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Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Ultimate Fighting Arena 2019 is taking place this weekend in Aubervilliers, France.

Notable players attending are way too many to count, but here's a small sampling: FOX|MkLeo, FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Mouz|Problem X, Solary|Glutonny, R2G|Kameme, CGG|Tissuemon, VGIA|Shanks, Talon|Kkokkoma, NVD|Phenom, CYG|Infexious, Rise|Smug, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, DizzyTT, GO|Keev, FOX|Dekillsage, RB|Luffy, Nacon|MisterCrimson, Wawa, Oplon|Skyll, BC|LordKnight, Takamura, AXL|XCaliburBladez, Orange|Kayane, MrKwiggle, DG|Asim, BC|Tachikawa, AXL|Fergus, NVD|Veggey, FNATIC|Shakz, NLE|Bode, BC|Mr. R, COMP|Siologica, Ryan Hart, AMTRS|Score, COMP|TeruRock, WrNx|Kayne, Rize|Chickenmaru, VideoGamezYo, R-Cade|Alioune, Jopelix, CRaZY|Gehaktbal, VGIA|VegaPatch, Atrosh, VS|WhiteAshX, NVD|Momi, Vitality|Hurricane, NASR|SharkTeeth, HappyPow, FNATIC|Akainu, Reason|Boltstrike, OBAssassin, Kalak, YaLLa|Hayat, Konix|Gunni, HU|Zer0q, iStudying, EVO|Kasuga, LBC|AkaOni, Oplon|Noka, CTV|RZA, DEUS|DougFromParis, EnVyUS|NassimClaw, mYi|KiraKira, Exeed|Ghirlanda, VGIA|Caiper, Vitality|Linkexelo, RO|Layo, Meru, Reason|MetalQueerSolid and of course many more.

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Shin Akuma in Street Fighter 5's ranked mode? A hacker has been spotted robbing people of their points through some serious shenanigans

Akuma is widely considered to be one of the strongest characters to choose in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. If you run into a particularly skilled opponent that's using this Shoto, you know that you're probably going to be in for a tough battle.

Having said that, there's actually a version of Akuma that's even more powerful, though he is inaccessible through normal means. Shin Akuma is a non-playable boss version that really ramps up the fighter's combat abilities in unbelievable ways.

A certain hacker has been spotted in Street Fighter 5's ranked mode while playing as this upgraded variant. Honestly, Shin Akuma's only weakness is the fact that he is controlled by an A.I. opponent. When a human is using him, that obviously stops being the case.

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Lineni's Street Fighter art is the perfect combo of cute, sexy, and funny

Where to begin with this one? Lineni has a particular affinity for the ladies of Street Fighter (Juri, especially) and has illustrated quite a few of them in varying poses and art styles.

Whether it's sexy, cute, battle-ready, or a combination of all three, Lineni is great at enhancing their subjects with unique personalities and appearances. We've gone through the artist's portfolio and collected a handful of these to share with you today.

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Top professional Street Fighter 5 competitor Momochi has been spotted playing Ken in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Victrix|Momochi is often regarded as one of the best Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition players in the world. For a time, he was particularly renowned for his usage of Ken.

It appears that Momochi has been spending time grinding in another fighting game where Street Fighter's Ken is playable. Clips have surfaced that have demonstrated Momochi's progress with Ken in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Sony's cross-platform play initiative on PlayStation 4 leaves beta phase meaning we may see the feature pop up in fighting games very soon

Cross-platform play has been one of the focal points of the future of multiplayer games during the second half of this gaming generation, and it's a move that could potentially benefit fighting games greatly though there'd been one roadblock holding things back: Sony's insistence of shutting down initiatives on PlayStation 4 to other consoles.

Now that barrier has apparently been unceremoniously torn down to pave the way for a new gaming landscape where video game developers can implement the option pretty much at their discretion — or so it seems at least.

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Daigo: I feel like most of the players and viewers want something done about Street Fighter 5's top tier characters

Although we're close to the end of 2019, there's no sign of a "Season 4.5 balance patch" for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Previously, we've seen sub-season balance adjustments applied to the game for the second and third years since the game was released.

It appears that some top competitors like CYG|Daigo believed that there probably should've been a mid-season update like Season 2 and Season 3. FGC Translated recently released a video that transcribed Daigo's thoughts on the subject back in August 2019.

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