Yesterday, Capcom revealed some new costumes for Street Fighter V. On April 25th, you’ll be able to dress up Alex, R. Mika and Chun-Li for work. I sat down with Compete’s Maddy Myers, the ultimate Street Fighter fangirl, to talk about what works and what doesn’t.
R. Mika is a strong Street Fighter V character, maybe one of the best in the game. Despite receiving numerous adjustments by the developers in a recent patch, she continues to make her mark on the competitive landscape thanks to players like Du “NuckleDu” Dang and Keita “Fuudo” Ai. But a recent discovery adds yet…
Victor “PG Punk” Woodley took first place in Street Fighter V last Sunday night at the NorCal Regionals. Between that and his first place finish at West Coast Warzone the week prior, he’s all but guaranteed himself a top slot in the 2017 Capcom Cup. But the main reason why Punk’s become the talk of the town is that he…
Ryan “Gootecks” Gutierrez lost every single one of his Street Fighter V matches during Eleague’s invitational last week. But, somehow, he emerged from that seven-string loss looking cool as heck. A full week later, Street Fighter fans still can’t stop talking about his sunglasses.
Over twenty years ago, Capcom created an anatomical reference guide that is apparently still in use today when bringing characters to life.
It was 1992 and print was still alive and well with most people relying on monthly magazines for their gaming info. As a result, a joke about a secret Street Fighter character called Sheng Long spread world wide. 25 years later, it’s time we poured one out for all those tortured souls who went looking for him in vain.
Competing in a Street Fighter tournament is hard, especially if you’re blind.
There’s nothing fake about the rivalry between Street Fighter V pros Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley and Joshua “Wolfkrone” Philpot, but last night, Eleague gave the pair a chance to play it up for the cameras. It’s not exactly a years-long feud, but it’s already a popular one. The first notable stand-off between the pair…
The latest goal for the fighting game community is simple: kill Akuma in Street Fighter V using just two combos.
The third season of TBS’ esports tournament is the first to feature a fighting game. Judging by yesterday’s premiere online broadcast, which will lead into televised episodes, it’s got problems. So far, it’s too quiet, too subdued, and too weirdly structured to work well as a fighting game event.
Players have had 26 years to break down Street Fighter II to its most base components, but it turns out there’s still more to discover in the legendary video game. Using a glitch that affects how the character Vega recovers from a fall, a YouTuber has figured out how to pull off some new combos in this classic game.
We all have ancestors. Yours might be farmers or doctors. Street Fighter pro Yusuke Momochi’s are ninja, it seems.
When Xian placed first in Street Fighter V in the Capcom Pro Tour’s Final Round 20 tournament, his fans were happy but confused. Xian had won the tournament by playing as Ibuki the entire time, a shocking departure from his typical pick, F.A.N.G. Xian’s wins as Ibuki, in contrast to the “low-tier” characters he tends…
Is there a drug I can take, Limitless-style, that will make me better at video games? Ideally, it would be something legal. And something that wouldn’t put me in any medical danger.
Kinu Nishimura is one of the most accomplished artists to have ever worked in video games. She started out at Capcom in 1991, and in the two decades to follow worked on everything from Street Fighter II to Darkstalkers.
Christopher “NYChrisG” Gonzalez has been known as a championship-caliber fighting game player for years thanks to his dominance of the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 scene, but a recent comeback victory proves he’s ready to make his mark on Street Fighter V.
Street Fighter V’s second season begins in earnest on Tuesday, February 28, when Kolin joins the playable cast. As with any addition, her arrival signals a shift in high-level play, and competitors are already doing everything they can to suss out her capabilities in preparation for the 2017 tournament circuit.
When I called Street Fighter pro Yuko “Chocoblanka” Momochi at 11 a.m. Japan time, her husband, the legendary Street Fighter champion Yusuke Momochi, was asleep. The husband-wife team, both Street Fighter players, had recently launched a school to train promising Japanese competitors. They’ve rented out a studio to…
Some competitive gaming events would fall apart if the audio from the game the competitors were playing suddenly cut out. Not last night.