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.
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.
I beat he could kick some Prius ass.
Paul “Oatking” Johnson, aka the man responsible for that amazing Tie Fighter anime short, is working on a new project: a 20-minute Street Fighter II movie, drawn in the style of the 1994 animated film.
Japanese comedy group No Motion has an interesting speciality. The duo likes to imitate anime and video games.
WWE wrestler Xavier Woods, noted enthusiast of the video games, unleashed a Street Fighter-style Hadouken on Aiden English in a bout last night.
Fro Design Company have released a second series of old-timey travel posters based on Street Fighter II stages. They’re great!
Not the most obvious choice for some collectible statues, these, but then sometimes the best ideas are the ones that take 25 years to come about.
If you’ve listened to The Life of Pablo, Kanye’s new album, you might have noticed a few familiar voices barking throughout a couple of songs. That’s because Kanye actually sampled Street Fighter II (as is tradition for rap artists, by this point).
Who do you think would win in a fight: Goku or Ryu? What about Goku versus Chun-Li? Or against Guile?
Via Tiny Cartridge, Brave Wave Productions have started work on a collection of game soundtracks called the Generation Series. The idea is to take the original soundtracks to classic games, work with experts and the musicians who composed them, remaster them and sell them in sweet new packaging.
Brock Lesnar beat up a car on this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw. You know who else does that? Street Fighter characters. You can see where this is going...
In 1994, there were two movies released based on Street Fighter II. One was live-action, and was a disaster. The other was an anime, and it was excellent.
It's not everyday you can flip on your television in Japan and see major celebrities cosplaying as Street Fighter II characters and talking incessantly about the game.
In Japan, "Dhalsim curry" recently went on sale. Dhalsim, of course, is the fire-breathing fighter from Street Fighter II. Curry, of course, is delicious.
Sure, we all know that fish love playing Pokémon, but did you know that they also throw down in Street Fighter II? Time to watch them fight!
What did Ryu do? Why is he grovelling? Because of a new series of collectible figurines.
Now that's a video game tattoo done right. Dhalsim from Street Fighter, becoming one with its owner's leg. Hopefully it looks just as cool from angles other than the one in the photo.
OK, take your usual cynicism for online petitions and give it a rest for a day. Here's something we can all get behind, even if you're like me and not even an American.
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…