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Street Fighter II Facts That May Blow Your Mind...

Street Fighter II was an important video game. It was one of the very first video games I ever fell in love with, and I know I’m not alone. So many of us just have the tiniest details of Street Fighter II embedded in our consciousness. That’s what makes the Twitter feed of Akira Nishitani so fascinating… » 10/28/13 2:00am 10/28/13 2:00am

A Million More Reasons Why Blanka Sucks

I’m sure it’s a familiar story. You or your friend gets a Super Nintendo with Street Fighter II. A horde of friends bumrush your house to play. One little bastard always figured out how Blanka’s electricity move didn’t he? And proceeded to dominate everyone before we figured out how to Hadouken. Screw that kid. Ever… » 6/18/13 11:30pm 6/18/13 11:30pm

You Are Getting Old. Street Fighter Just Turned 25.

On August 30, 1987, the very first Street Fighter game was released by Capcom. Making today the series' 25th birthday. My God. How depressing.


Not for Capcom or Street Fighter, of course. For them, it's party time. But for most of us who grew up button-smashing our way through combos, it's a stark reminder that we… » 8/30/12 1:00am 8/30/12 1:00am

Street Fighter's Characters Take a Punch (or Three) to the Face

There was a silver lining to the dark, black clouds of defeat after you lost a Street Fighter II round: the post-game chit-chat. While the after-match quotes and character portraits are a fighting game staple, Street Fighter's really went to town by showing the loser with a face that looked like a side of chopped… » 6/10/12 11:00pm 6/10/12 11:00pm