Street Fighter 5 stories

V-Triggers are a good idea with a few bad oversights, here are some general changes I'd implement to help this SF5 mechanic toward its full potential

V-Triggers are simultaneously a major piece of Street Fighter 5's unique identity within its franchise and the source of a lot of grief. The mechanic is actually clever in theory, and some characters' Triggers are well-implemented into gameplay. Some, however, have stuck out like sore thumbs distracting players from enjoying the SF5 experience.

Using a 20/20 hindsight perspective, I have a few ideas for how to better design this mechanic so as to maintain the potential for comebacks and a lively show without sacrificing the integrity of competition to achieve those things.

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Fans can win a special 'Evil Ono' gold card at New York Comic Con as well as other amazing Street Fighter goodies

While we don't expect a ton in the way of fighting game announcements at New York Comic Con 2019, we do know that Capcom's Yoshinori Ono is at the event to spread Street Fighter cheer among any and all lucky enough to be in attendance.

Ono will actually be a guest at the Udon Comics booth this Sunday to give away signed posters featuring some particularly slick SF5 art. Those who make it to the Udon booth will also have an opportunity to get their hands on some metallic Street Fighter collector cards, one of which features an evil version Ono himself.

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One Street Fighter 5 character hasn't received a single additional costume since their release, here's a look at how many outfits each fighter has

We're not complaining (maybe a little) but during a recent watercooler discussion, we found ourselves comparing character wardrobe sizes in Street Fighter 5.

We all knew that Chun-Li has spent far and away more time than anyone else shopping the outlet malls, but with all the Fighting Chance and special bundle outfits that have come along in recent months, we figured it'd be a fun research project to find out just how many each of the game's 38 roster members.

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United States announced as first official team to join Street Fighter 5 Intel World Open

At New York Comic Con today, Intel and Capcom announced the first team to join the Intel World Open for Street Fighter 5. The United States is one of the 12 national teams that will be competing in the qualifiers.

The qualifiers for the U.S. will be held from March 21, 2020 to May 16, 2020.

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Top 5 Street Fighter 5 Halloween costumes 2019

It's officially October, which means the spooky times are upon us! All month, fans of the dark and eerie will be celebrating as a lead up to Halloween, and I, DreamKing, am among those who are excited for the upcoming holiday.

As I further entrench myself into all things creepy, I thought it would be fun to look back at all of the frightening outfits that have been released in Capcom's current most popular fighting game over the years. Don't hide underneath the covers, because today we're diving into the top 5 Halloween costumes in Street Fighter 5.

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NuckleDu now a free agent as he and Echo Fox part ways

One of North America's top Street Fighter 5 players is now a free agent as Du "NuckleDu" Dang has announced that he is no longer with team Echo Fox.

The news broke via Twitter Thursday afternoon when Du posted some text along with a quick reel for potential sponsors, "As of today, Echo Fox and I will be parting ways. I appreciate their time and I'm proud of what we have accomplished together."

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Is Street Fighter 5 the most mentally taxing AAA fighting game? Plus how to deal with online hate, Terminator breaks new ground for NRS and more

Welcome to the 71st episode of our fighting game podcast. This week we're taking a specific look at why Street Fighter 5 seems to take so much out of us when we play it, and why other AAA fighting titles don't seem to have the same effect.

We also look back to a statement EVO champ RB|Bonchan made a few months back about how easy it is to become good (not great) at the latest Street Fighter. Further exploring what he had to say helps us expand into the deeper portions of the SF5 meta, a place you have to go to get a leg up on "B- players."

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Take on the Golden Shadaloo Warrior for 5,000 Fight Money in Street Fighter 5 starting on October 4

The Fight Money well is once again flowing, after going dry for a spell. Fight Money is a great way to pay for skins, and stages that you desire without actually paying money.

You can go for gold and taken on a Golden Shadaloo Warrior. A whopping 5,000 in Fight Money is what's at stake.

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Top tier fighting game action plus actor Cary Tagawa, Playboy Playmate Holly Wolf, and more? Canada Cup 2019 looks to have something for everyone

It's hard to believe it's already that time of year again, but the fighting game community is preparing their warm clothes and getting ready for the 10th anniversary of Canada's biggest yearly major: Canada Cup.

This Capcom Pro Tour stop will play out November 1-3 and will stand as the final Premier (and second to last overall) event on this year's Tour. As such, hungry players from all over the world are already signing up to get any and all last chance points before December's Capcom Cup. Not only are we sure to see top level competition in titles like Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, we're sure to see a few fighting game celebrities as well.

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Smug shows off how to beat opponents stupid with G in Street Fighter 5 online session and it's absolutely hilarious

Rise|Smug is known for being a very flashy competitor for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. It's no wonder he tends to play G. This is a fighter that is renowned for his spectacular combo game.

Of course, this doesn't mean he's unable to quickly read into a player's shortcomings during the course of a match. With these elements combined, you can get a lot of hilarious clips from watching him play online.

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Capcom's New York Comic Con plans involve Yoshinori Ono, a 'World of Capcom' panel, and two new Street Fighter 5 posters

New York Comic Con is kicking off this Thursday, October 3, and much like we do each year we can expect to see a lot of news and happenings take place there. Capcom is scheduled to have a presence at the expo, as they typically do, and what they have planned was recently divulged by the company.

Those looking to see what the staple fighting game developer has in store this year will be pleased to learn that Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono will be in attendance. There will also be a "World of Capcom" panel with the latest updates on Capcom's products.

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Ferra/Torr, Norimaro, El Fuerte, and other fighters who never were brought back after one game

Often times, we see new characters make their debut in a fighting game. Usually, you can expect them to become a staple of that series, and be around for multiple installments.

Occasionally we see the exception to that — where that doesn't happen → and after that initial appearance they are never heard from again. This video from outsidexbox shows some of the faithful few who didn't return after they debuted.

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Blink Fighting Fest 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Blink Fighting Fest 2019 is happening this weekend in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Some notable names set to compete are Bandits|MenaRD, Caba, SB|CrossoverRD, SB|Doomsnake, GAM|Jochy, AZE|Maximof, DR Ray, RES|Pikoro, GetGosu|Darlan, Dark, F3|Lilo, MrEstrella and many more.

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Daigo believed Ryu needed improved attack power in the mid range, a rewarding move in the close range, or a better V-Trigger in Street Fighter 5

FGC Translated recently... well, translated a video containing CYG|Daigo's opinions on Ryu in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition. Interestingly enough, Daigo discussed what he believes Ryu needed to be a real threat in the meta game.

Do keep in mind that the original video aired on January 11, 2019. In other words, the earlier portion of the Season 4 meta. As quite a bit of time has passed since then, it's entirely possible that Daigo's opinions on the topics at hand have changed.

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Shiba Ryu, Ibuki Tanuki, Spider Juri and more: Artist QuasimodoX re-imagines the Street Fighter cast as their spirit animals filled with puns

Capcom released a pack of animal skins as DLC for the world warriors back during the Street Fighter 4 days, but now we can see them fully personified by their inner beasts.

An artist known as QuasimodoX recently released a collection of sketches they made to show off the Street Fighter cast as their spirit animals which is both cute and hilarious at the same time.

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REV Major 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

REV Major 2019 is taking place this weekend in Manila, Philippines, and it's going to be a huge one.

Some of the big names participating include ROX|Knee, THY|Chikurin, UYU|LowHigh, JDCR, UYU|Double, AMPLFY|Rangchu, CO|Fenrich, Talon|Kkokkoma, Fate|Ulsan, GG|Saint, ROX|Chanel, PBE|Doujin, Mixbox|Qudans, Yamasa|Take, Illusion|CherryBerryMango, UYU|Jeondding, PBE|AK, Yamasa|Nobi, EQNX|Dimeback, Yamasa|Yuu, CO|Tanukana, UYU|Yuyu, Maddo, RSG|Seo, Xuses|Matoi, BC|Tachikawa, PG|BNBBN and many more as well.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2019 North America East results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The final online event of this year's Capcom Pro Tour is happening today, and it's one of the more heavily contested ones, namely North America East.

Some of the players set to compete over the internet waves include FOX|NuckleDu, Rise|Smug, DualKevin, END|Shine, EQNX|Brian_F, TGS|ElChakotay, UYU|Kami, TS|Arturo Sanchez, Mhike2Stronk, Neon, TPC|RobTV and many more.

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