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Former Capcom and Street Fighter Producer wishes he could have stopped bad box art Mega Man from ever existing

Mega Man is one of the biggest icons of the retro video game world and for Capcom in general, but the blue bomber had quite the misguided introduction to the North American audience.

The original box art for Mega Man on NES lives on in infamy as potentially the worst in the history of the medium, and one former Capcom producer says he wishes he could have stopped it from ever reaching public eyes.

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There's a lot more hidden in the background of this Street Fighter X Tekken stage than you realize

While it's true that Desk is one of the most prominent combo video makers here in the fighting game community, this skilled content creator has the propensity to veer off into other avenues every once in a while when it comes to his showcases.

Instead of exhibiting some of the most intricate combos a fighting game has to offer, this time around Desk delves into revealing a ton of interesting Easter eggs and hidden gems that can be found in the background of one of the more interesting stages Street Fighter X Tekken has to offer. Come with us now on a journey through time and space as we look more closely at the Urban War Zone.

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Katsuhiro Harada recalls time he played a prank on Yoshinori Ono that ended up backfiring completely

Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada and former Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono have a long history with one another as both friends and business associates, which even led to the former's iconic sunglasses to become part of his normal wardrobe to this day.

On the latest episode of Harada's Bar, the Bandai Namco bossman recounted a tale of a day when he tried to prank Ono during a gaming conference that ended up spectacularly blowing up in all of their faces.

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Steam's Summer Sale offers some of the steepest fighting game discounts we've ever seen

Summer is here once again, and while that means a lot of the people will be hitting the beach for some fun in the sun, all of us here know that it means some of the best video game deals are on the way.

The largest of which being Steam's Summer Sale is now live and features some of the steepest discounts for fighting games we've ever seen — including more recent releases like Dragon Ball FighterZ's FighterZ Pass 3.

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Tekken X Street Fighter was about 30% done before the project died according to latest Harada's Bar episode

It's been over 9 years since Capcom released Street Fighter X Tekken, a collaboration between Capcom and Bandai Namco. This game pitted Tekken characters up against those from the Street Fighter universe in a 2D plane.

Although a follow up, Tekken X Street Fighter, was planned to be overseen by Bandai Namco, the surprisingly poor performance of Street Fighter X Tekken has seemingly shelved that game for the time being. However, the latest Harada's Bar episode that was translated into English revealed that the project is now dead after it was about 30% complete.

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Steam and PS4's Golden Week sales offer up the best chance yet to jump into Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ and more at a cheap price

Fighting games have gotten quite expensive to keep up with this past generation with just about every title putting out multiple seasons of DLC, so sales like those going on now are a blessing when they roll around.

PlayStation and Steam are both currently holding their respective Golden Week Sales to celebrate Japanese-made titles, which of course includes a ton of fighters and their DLC.

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From impossible combos to massive pop offs, trolling and confusion, 2020 was full of amazing and hilarious moments in fighting games

This year will certainly go down in the history books as one of the worst for a long list of sucky reasons, but there was still plenty of enjoyment to be had if you knew where to look.

Now, all of those great times from the realm of fighting games have been compiled into one place, as LiangHuBBB recently released their latest Funny and Cool Moments video showcasing the best of the FGC in 2020 from perfect combos to weird interactions / reactions.

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Huge fighting game discounts are here in time for Christmas with PlayStation and Steam Winter Sales featuring Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate and many more

The season of giving is upon us now with the crazy holiday shopping season which is also the perfect time to present the gift of good fighting games to your friends and family.

Said gift giving is made much easier on the wallet right now with both Steam and PlayStation running their own winter sales right now which includes new titles like Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate (plus Kombat Pack 2), games that rarely go on sale like Samurai Shodown and many, many more.

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Katsuhiro Harada and Yoshinori Ono competed in strange contests filled with shenanigans to promote Street Fighter X Tekken years ago

During the development of Street Fighter X Tekken, Capcom and Bandai Namco worked together to promote the game being developed by Capcom. Funnily enough, Katsuhiro Harada was told to wear sunglasses for four years by Capcom for these promotions since he was supposed to be the "bad guy."

In Japan, wearing sunglasses painted the picture of a gangster within the culture. One can imagine how this could be a risky move for Harada's own image. Despite this, Harada of Bandai Namco obliged with Capcom's request and donned the eyewear.

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Combo extraordinaire performs tag team combos meant for two players with each one of his hands in Street Fighter X Tekken

Tag team combos in fighting game that feature two players performing a sequence in tandem is pretty impressive. What's more impressive is one dude pulling off these same kinds of combos using two controllers and one of his own hands on each.

Desk is no stranger to our front page here as he's made a countless amount of stellar combo videos over the years. His latest trek, which delves into Street Fighter X Tekken's tag team combos, is particularly brain-melting.

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Street Fighter 5 survived where Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and Street Fighter X Tekken died, we discuss why

We've spoken plenty about the issues of Capcom's recent fighting game endeavors as the company has had some pretty major bumps in the road over the last eight years starting with 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken, including 2016's Street Fighter 5, and hopefully concluding with 2017's Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite.

Each of these have their own stories, but there does seem to be a good bit of overlap as we discuss botched launches, less than ideal DLC practices, and poor relationships between developers and audiences. Why then did two of these games ultimately fail while one stayed afloat?

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Desk uses up to three controllers simultaneously to interrupt himself and extend combos in this crazy multi-game combo video

Sometimes when you've already pushed the limits of the combo system in every major fighting game that's gotten released, you have to get creative in your approach to ascend even further. Desk has released a new combo video that not only uses some advanced techniques in-game, but also gets crafty in his execution.

This new exhibition is called "Don't Interrupt Me," and despite its title actually sees a lot of interrupting going on. Basically, Desk performs combos that sees the opponent interrupt the aggressor during moves and supers so that they can extend the sequence, oh, and Desk is controlling everyone on screen by hand.

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Harada was told to wear sunglasses for four years by Capcom because he was supposed to be the 'bad guy' for Street Fighter X Tekken promotions

During the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable that took place last night, fighting game developers got together to outline some plans from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, Arika, and Koei Tecmo in regards to fighting games.

Among those representing Bandai Namco was Katsuhiro Harada, director and producer of the Tekken series. Funnily enough, Harada was wearing his iconic sunglasses at the roundtable even though he was streaming from his own home. At one point during the stream, Harada revealed that he began to wear sunglasses because Capcom had asked him to.

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Steam Summer Sale brings in the best fighting game discounts including Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition for the first time and all EVO Online games

Fighting game players finding a home on the PC platform have grown exponentially over the past decade or so, and now they're in for a big seasonal treat for the next few weeks.

Steam is now running its annual Summer Sale starting today which includes some of the best deals for fighting games that we've seen in quite some time including the first notable discounts for Street Fighter 5: Champion Editon, all EVO Online titles and dozens more of the big names.

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We discuss why Street Fighter X Tekken tanked in many respects, plus Capcom secrets and unlikely fighting game lessons learned from Risk

Recent releases for new Capcom titles have been excellent... with the stark exception for its fighting game division. On this week's podcast, we blast back eight years into the past to reexamine the tumultuous tale that was Street Fighter X Tekken, knowing that the development company likely has a new major release somewhere on the horizon.

This is in no small part inspired by a recent research project posted by Matt McMuscles as he sheds light on some of the project's poorer decisions that we'd hope aren't repeated.

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What Happened Street Fighter x Tekken edition digs into the game's troubled development, gems and so much more from Matt McMuscles

Street Fighter x Tekken still has a dedicated and active playerbase eight years after release, but it remains one of the most divisive major fighting games of the past decade. How did that happen to what should have been a big slam dunk?

YouTube content creator Matt McMuscles just released his latest episode in his What Happened? series diving into the developmental missteps and issues faced by some of the gaming and movie industry's most infamous titles. This week it's Street Fighter x Tekken's turn to go under the microscope.

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Steam's massive Golden Week sale offers huge discounts for Japanese fighting games and their DLC to keep us busy in quarantine

With the month of May now finally upon us all, Japan is beginning their annual Golden Week celebrations which includes an absolute buttload of video game sales for those of us who don't even live in the country.

Steam's massive Golden Week Sale is now live and is offering some of the best discounts we've seen for Japanese fighting games on PC in quite some time — it's way bigger than the PlayStation holiday sale also still going on for the time being.

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