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This week twenty-nine years ago, the first Street Fighter was released in arcades. There was Ken, Ryu, and some very different buttons.

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As pointed out on Event Hubs, the first cabinets had giant pressure-sensitive pads that you were supposed to POUND WITH YOUR FIST.

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Which is nuts.

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Problems arose from players punching the buttons, such as hand injuries and cabinet damage, so Capcom replaced the buttons with the now familiar six-button layout.

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Like so.

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Thank goodness.