I can’t think of anyone alive these days that has not played Street Fighter II. It’s just one of those games that happens to have such a massive legacy. And if you happen to be the kind of person who devours Street Fighter tidbits, then these development tales from yesteryear might surprise you.
Did you have plans for tonight? Well cancel them, because you’ve got something better to do instead. Grab a blanket, pop some corn in the microwave and sit your ass down. Because we’re celebrating 25 years of Street Fighter tonight.
Well it’d make for one interesting fighting promotion, that’s for sure. While I go slip on a Don King wig and prepare to mangle the English language further with tales of Fisticular violencia played over feminetti free for all martial artarchy, check out these mock-ups of Disney princess below who are spoilin’ for a fight.
Street Fighter 4 re-releasing itself almost every year now has become a joke on par with that of a Peter Molyneux over-promise. We’ve already had Super and Arcade Edition variants that tweaked the gameplay. And now we have Ultra Street Fighter 4 on the way. But don’t expect the game to be just another instance of slapping DLC together and selling it as a new package.
Fighting games are once again a popular genre, and you can thank Street Fighter 4 for that. The game resuscitated the genre with a life-saving hadouken back in 2008. So where’s the inevitable sequel? According to overworked Street Fighter big cheese Yoshinoro Ono, he’d love to have another proper Street Fighter game out. But that requires a ton of cash.
Street Fighter has plenty of characters, and even more sequels, in its long-running existence, but most of the time people are content to cosplay a few old familiars. And then you get some kickass crossplay which doesn’t just match the original, it tiger uppercuts it out of the stage.
You can take your Curry Cup Rugby and heat it up for leftovers, because when it comes to SPERTS tournaments, I’m only interested in the annual EVO competition. This year saw plenty of gamers head to Los Vegas and mix things up and prove that they’re better than you in fighting games. So sit back, relax and enjoy some of the best grand finals ever played at EVO.
Fists! Legs! Hadoukens! While Starcraft, Call of Duty and Battlefield may dominate the esports scene right now, it’s the Evo tournament that really brings gamers together for one massive brawl for it all. Last year was a nail-biter with some of the closest matches in the fighting genre being played. Will this year be any different?
In this video called Maker vs Marker, watch a rotoscoped Akuma from Street Fighter-like dude take on the artist’s on hand in a fight to death. Made by YouTube artist Jonny Lawrence (Sweep the leg!), it’s a little like Super Smash Bros’ Master Hand vs Street Fighter. And it’s amazing. Just watch!
Capcom’s Darkstalkers is one of those odd franchises. Its inception came about to capitalise on the immense popularity of fighting games in the nineties, but failed to really catch on anywhere other than Asia. It has, however, since become a bit of a cult hit, and many gamers have been waiting patiently for Darkstalkers 4. They could be waiting forever.
This upcoming weekend is more than just a well deserved break and an excuse to eat more fish than usual! There’s a few religious conotations attached to it as well, dealing with a super-saviour showing the Romans who the real Israeli Wolverine was! Romanes eunt domus! So in keeping with that theme, we’re taking a look at several video games which also managed to come back from the dead.
Dressing up as your favourite video game/manga/anime/movie/my little pony character can be a fun and challenging experience. It doesn’t matter what you look like though, because putting some time and effort into a project pays off handsomely in the end. There’s nothing like good cosplay, but unfortunately, these following images are nothing like good cosplay.
It’s the first of November, or as ladies are about to find out with ruined kiss, Movember! Jokes aside, there’s a good reason for this month of unbridled manhood being let loose, and that's to give prostate cancer a swift kick in the nads, which is why we're celebrating the event with a look at the best ‘staches in gaming. Also, don’t forget to join our official Movember page, and donate to a good cause!
You know that you feel old, when you’re almost the same age as a revered fighting game franchise. Way back in 1987, along came a new title that tried to encapsulate fighting on a world stage, as a lone wolf took on the best of the best across all continents. A moderate success, it wasn’t until Street Fighter 2 arrived in 1991 that the fighting game boom really took off. So sit back, relax and have some pound cake, as we take a look at the last 25 years of the Capcom cashcow franchise.
Remember is an intriguing game so far, as the Gamescom reveal showed off a third-person action game with some fascinating elements to it, regarding the use of weaponised memories. Of course, you can’t build an entire game on that novel idea, as you need some other core mechanics to keep things familiar and safe. Which is where hand to hand fighting comes in, and seeing as how Capcom is involved with the game, they’ve decided to send the master pound cake deliverer himself, Yoshinori Ono, to lend a guiding fist to the project.