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If Ridley and Ryu had a baby, it would be this guy
Like the initial entry of any epic trilogy, the first two episodes of Samus and Sagat worked to establish the characters. Now that we're finally into act two of the story, we can start moving into the real meat of this drama...

Samus and Sagat: Prepping for Street Fighter V and Super Metroid II

Feb 05 // Jonathan Holmes
Also, how about a contest? Make a gif from either this episode or episode one of Samus and Sagat. It's easy and fun with this free website, but you can go beyond what the site offers if you want to, with captions and explosions and other added dressings as you see fit. From there, upload your gif and tweet it to @tronknotts along with a link to either this Dtoid post or to this episode of the show on YouTube and you'll be entered to win a copy of a new retail videogame of your choice. Sadly, it has to be a game that I can buy for you from a store in the U.S.A. because I am just going to go to the store and buy you a game. Nothing fancy about that! Just me going to the store, like any other guy. Also, no requests for special editions or hard-to-find games, please. Anything in the $40-$70 range is OK. I hope you enter the contest, and thanks again for watching the show! Entries so far (not including those in the comments) [embed]286940:57204:0[/embed] Charlie Maxwell [embed]286940:57205:0[/embed] [embed]286940:57206:0[/embed] Liam Troy Fullbester Roth Sothy (composer on Xeodrifter!) The Nintenbros Alphadeus [embed]286940:57209:0[/embed] Patty If I missed yours, please drop it in the comments below!
Samus and Sagat photo
Exciting adventure, fashion, and fame
[Update: We've gotten a lot of great entries in the gif contest! It seemed a shame to leave them out in the cold, so I've embedded the animations that never made it to the comments into the post below. I also forgot to tell ...

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Bonus stage

Real life Ryu wrecks car with his bare hands


Bonus stage
Jan 29
// Steven Hansen
I hope that car was non-running and cheaper to junk than fix, or else that's a waste of a perfectly good little car. Not that we all haven't thought about letting the aggressions out and possibly hurting ourselves while destroying some property. Just think about taking a baseball bat to some cheap, boardwalk-prize glassware. I could go for one of those right now.
Samus and Sagat photo
A new show about Metroid's star and Ryu's rival living as roommates
[Animation and thumbnail by EndShark] I've done a lot of video series on YouTube over the years -- Teenage Pokemon, Talking to Women about Videogames, Constructoid, Sup Holmes, Art Hawk, and of course, The Dtoid Show. None o...

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SFV Poll

EventHubs Street Fighter V character poll reveals a terrible crime


How can you mess with perfection?
Dec 27
// Nic Rowen
Fighting game mega-site EventHubs is running a poll to see which Street Fighter characters fans want to see return the most in SFV. Considering SFV is still pretty early on in development, there is the slim, outside chance th...
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Guile's birthday

Happy birthday, Guile


Looking good!
Dec 23
// Jordan Devore
You thought we forgot? Not a chance. Happy birthday, Guile! Rock-solid abs, a full head of hair, that sprightly glimmer in your eye -- you're looking fabulous. Destructoid is home to plenty of adoring fans who post daily trib...
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Mon Hun dress-up

Felynes can dress up as Dante, Blanka, and Chun-Li in Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate


Nice chest hair, Blanka
Dec 15
// Jordan Devore
I'm no Monster Hunter player but I'm liking the cross-game costumes for Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. Well, most of them. In line with today's Devil May Cry re-release news, Capcom has shown a Felyne outfit based on Dante. That...
Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V being exclusive might not be the worst thing ever


Not as bad as a bowl of noodles on your head anyway
Dec 14
// Nic Rowen
Ok, yes we all hate third-party exclusives. It's especially grating for a franchise as venerable and well loved as Street Fighter. This is a raw deal for the world warriors out there who have already plunked down money on an ...
Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V

This Street Fighter V trailer signals Charlie's return


He's alive!
Dec 14
// Kyle MacGregor
Street Fighter V made another appearance at yesterday evening's Capcom Cup, which, amidst the bout between Ryu and Chun-Li, provided a brief flash of a third fighter. That sure looks like Charlie Nash, Guile's military comra...

World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup

Dec 13 // Alessandro Fillari
In person, SFV looked very sharp and very colorful. The new visuals show a lot more action and detail during matches, and it runs at a very solid pace. Though it looks to take major influences from its predecessor, which is understandable, there were a number of noticeable changes. For instance, stages are far interactive and can be destroyed to force players into new areas, and characters have new moves and abilities not present in past titles. Further more, the producer of SFV Yoshinori Ono teased that each character in the upcoming fighter will feel more unique and different than ever before. I'll let the video do the game justice (and pay attention to Chun-Li during the second match), it has definitely got me excited to see more of what Capcom's got in store. And the fans definitely share my sentiment. Being in the same room where it was unveiled for the first time was an incredible moment. One that will certainly be remembered by fans for a long time.
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Mike Ross and Combofiend throw down in SFV
Closing out the incredibly tense Capcom Cup, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono surprised the audience with a live demo of Street Fighter V. With the audience giving them their full attention, Mike Ross and Combofiend, both legendary players within the fighting game community, took the stage to compete in the world's first public match in Street Fighter V.

Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V

Xbox to make amends for Street Fighter V exclusivity


Phil Spencer would rather invest in Killer Instinct
Dec 09
// Kyle MacGregor
Over the weekend, Capcom announced Street Fighter V for PlayStation 4 and PC. Naturally, some folks were upset the fighting game wouldn't be coming to their preferred platform. Others were curious about Xbox boss boss Phil Sp...

Street Fighter V confirmed as PS4, PC exclusive

Dec 06 // Kyle MacGregor
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Street Fighter V photo
GET HYPE!
Street Fighter V is coming "exclusively" to PlayStation 4 and PC, Sony and Capcom announced today onstage at the PlayStation Experience in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighting game will support cross-platform play, meaning PS4 ow...

PS4 Street Fighter IV photo
PS4 Street Fighter IV

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PS4 next spring


Spinning bird kick!
Dec 06
// Kyle MacGregor
Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to PlayStation 4, Sony announced today at its PlayStation Experience keynote in Las Vegas, Nevada. Capcom's fighting game will debut exclusively on PS4 sometime next spring. Xbox One might be getting it at a later date. Or never. Who knows? In other, more exciting news, Street Fighter V is coming to PS4 and PC. Get hype!
Street Fighter V leak photo
Ryu, Chun Li, and kicking confirmed
There is a big PlayStation event happening this weekend, and as is customary for big events in this industry, we have been granted a nice pre-event leak to chew on. Unlike the big Smash Bros. leak from earlier this year, thi...

Street Fighter photo
Street Fighter

Why is Ryu a wolf in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV DLC?


It's not for the reason you might think
Nov 25
// Jonathan Holmes
The Misfits have a song called Demonmania (pronounced Deh-EE-Mono-Mee-Ah). In the song, Glenn Danzig clearly sings the words "Look upon me, I am a bee... My mother was a wolf... My father was a wolf." That's what it sounds li...
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Why Penis Why

Save Ryu from looking generic in Street Fighter IV: A fanboy's top 10 wishes


Why Penis Why
Nov 05
// Niero Gonzalez
Editor's note: In an internal staff email us old-timers were just laughing about the absurdity of this super fanboy article I wrote back in 2007 voicing my disgust with the redesigned Street Fighter. I've since grown accustom...
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USFIV

Ultra Street Fighter IV is getting an Omega Mode with modified movesets


Sounds pretty sweet
Sep 22
// Chris Carter
Ultra Street Fighter IV is still getting updated, and the newest mode to hit the game will be the Omega Mode. Capcom notes that this severely mixes up character's normal and special moves. Characters will play differentl...

Not-review: Brady Games Ultimate Street Fighter 4 Official Bible

Sep 06 // Jonathan Holmes
Unlike most regular Bibles, the USF4 Bible starts with a 37 page, small print glossary that explains just about every word in the specialized language of Street Fighter 4 players, from slang terms like "Shenanigans" to official jargon like "Soft Knockdown". Derogatory slurs like "Scrub" are oddly absent. My guess is the writers of the guide are more than familiar with the uglier side of the FGC-bonics, but chose to omit those words as they are generally used to be a jerk and not to better understand the game. While I would have loved to read an official definition of a scrub (mostly to see if I really do fit the bill), it's still good form for them to err on the side of positivity.  The glossary also contains stats on every characters' Walk, Sash, Backdash, Jump, Vitality Bar, and Stun threshold. This sort of attention to detail carries over into the character specific info. Damage, frame data, hitbox location, and just about every other detail you can ask for on every move of every character is fully displayed through text and visual diagrams.  On top of that, Throws, Focus Attacks, Basic Combos, Special Attacks, EX's, Supers, and Ultras get extra detailed. strategy focused explanations. You'll be 8 pages in on most characters before you've fully reviewed the basics.  From there the Bible gets into how one should think when approaching each character; which Ultra to choose, general pros and cons of each fighter, best/worst match-ups, the long range, mid-range, short range and wake up strategies. It's all very dense stuff. If you're new to the game and it's terminology, you'll be referencing the glossary on a regular basis. It also makes for fascinating reading, for both the competitive player and for those who are just suckers for pondering game design. Each character section finishes off with a detailed list of big damage combos that would do Skillz MacGregor proud. Best uses and specifics on the timing/structure of each combo is not surprisingly explained in great detail. If you were disappointed that the new characters in Ultra aren't accessible in USF4's challenge mode, fire up training mode and try taking these combos on instead. They'll be more than enough to keep you busy. So what's missing from the book? Not a lot, but I was surprised to see no tier rankings anywhere in the tome's 6-8 pages. I understand why. This book is just about the facts, and tiers aren't facts. They are subject to change as players-to-game dynamics evolve over time and new things are discovered about match-ups and techniques. Still, a loose "Our theory on who's best in Ultra Street Fighter IV" chart would have been appreciated. Also, second opinions on all of the overview of each character would have been nice. There are a lot of different ways to approach each member of USF4's roster. While you're not likely to ever find someone who thinks Zangief is best played at long range, it still would have been nice to get an alternate perspective.  The only other complaint I have is that there's no mention of which version of each character is "better". Most veterans agree that its easier to win with Vanilla Sagat than SSF4 Sagat, but that sort of opinion is largely missing here. That said, there is an extremely detailed description for the characters made for each character from game to game, so it's not too hard to figure out for yourself which iteration of what character is most effective. It's also worth noting that the USF4 Bible is NOT an art book. Not even close. Most strategy guides of old used to dedicate at least a few pages to promotional or production art, but there's not room in the USF4 Bible for that kind of thing., even at 608 pages. Each character profile page contains said character's primary art, and each page that follows shows off their character select art on the side. If an art book is what you're looking for, you'll have to head over to Udon (which is probably a good idea anyway).  Just as real life religious texts are meant to work in tandem with the experience of living day to day life, Ultra Street Fighter IV and its Bible were meant to compliment each other in ways that form a whole that is larger than the sum of its parts. Though you could technically spend just as much time digging into this book as you could the game (took me quite a few hours to fully ingest and process it's full contents), that wouldn't wouldn't do either justice. Either way, it's the most detailed and deep strategy guide for a fighting game I've read yet. Lets hope Smash Bros. gets the same treatment. 
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608 pages of non-stop Fighting Game Science
Fighting games are about more than competition. At their best, they are about taking the most simple of design concepts (be better at hitting someone than they are at hitting you) and using game theory magic to somehow evoke ...

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Street Fighter V?

Capcom teams with Dimps on new fighter, probably Street Fighter V


Saturday night's alright for fighting
Sep 02
// Steven Hansen
Capcom studio producer Yoshinori Ono took to Twitter, as he is wont to do, informing us that Capcom is working with Dimps on a new fighting game.  "We are recruiting colleagues to work together with us at Dimps studio fo...
Capcom sale photo
Capcom sale

3DS, Wii U Capcom games on sale


I don't want any of them, do you?
Aug 29
// Steven Hansen
A bunch of Capcom eShop 3DS and Wii U games are on sale until the morning of September 4.  Writing about Capcom just makes me want to replay every Clover game and Resident Evil 4. At least Mega Fans are getting good Mega Man alternates.
Street Fighter photo
Street Fighter

Classic Street Fighter games are heading to Japanese arcades again


Running with NESiCAxLive
Aug 25
// Chris Carter
According to Siliconera, Capcom is launching a new initiative in the near future to bring back some of their classic fighting games to arcades. The list includes Hyper Street Fighter II, Darkstalkers 3, Street Fighter III: Th...
Things fish do photo
Things fish do

Watching fish play Street Fighter II live is actually entertaining


What a world we live in
Aug 20
// Jordan Devore
First there was a fish playing Pokémon over a Twitch stream like it was a human or something, and now we've got two fish fighting each other in Super Street Fighter II Turbo. If you're new to this phenomenon, the tank...
Ultra Street Fighter IV photo
Ultra Street Fighter IV

Ultra Street Fighter IV available at retail this week


On 360 and PS3
Aug 07
// Chris Carter
When Ultra Street Fighter IV was released back in June, it was only available as a digital title on the Xbox 360 and PS3 -- but now you can grab it at retail for the latter two consoles. The retail price is the same as t...
Ultra Street Fighter IV photo
Ultra Street Fighter IV

Pay too much for too many new Ultra Street Fighter IV costumes this summer


Less 'summer vacation,' more ridiculous
Jul 28
// Brittany Vincent
Capcom revealed a massive new set of upcoming outfits that will soon be available for the 44 fighters of Ultra Street Fighter IV over the weekend at San Diego Comic-Con. The Summer Vacation costumes will be rolling out in sep...
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Tekken X Street Fighter

Namco: Tekken X Street Fighter isn't canceled, so please relax


It just doesn't sound like it's happening any time soon either
Jul 27
// Kyle MacGregor
Tekken X Street Fighter is still a thing that's happening, according to statements issued by Bandai Namco producer Katsuhiro Harada at this weekend's San Diego Comic-Con. The crossover fighting game is "still in developm...
Street Fighter photo
Street Fighter

Jeez, there sure are a lot of costumes in Ultra Street Fighter IV


'This is our war, Street Fighter IV'
Jul 16
// Jordan Devore
Here's a trailer running down some (but not all!) of the many Street Fighter IV costumes to date, which will be included in next month's retail release of Ultra Street Fighter IV. Come for the costumes, stay for the cheesy s...

EVO 2014 recap: Here's who won

Jul 14 // Jordan Devore
Ultra Street Fighter IV [embed]278083:54883:0[/embed] Grand Final: Louffy vs. Bonchan 1. MD|Luffy (Rose) 2. Bonchan (Sagat) 3. RZR|Fuudo (Fei Long) 4. RG|Snake Eyez (Zangief) 5. RZR|Gackt (Fei Long) 5. EG|Ricky Ortiz (Rufus, Rolento) 7. EG|Momochi (Ken, Juri) 7. HORI|Sako (Ibuki, Evil Ryu, Elena, Gen) Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 [embed]278083:54885:0[/embed] Grand Final: Justin Wong vs. Chris G 1. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine, Storm, Akuma) 2. GG|NYChrisG (Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Vergil | Others) 3. RG|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dormammu, Dr. Doom | Others) 4. CTRL|RayRay (Magneto, Dr. Doom, Sentinel) 5. RG|Flocker (Zero, Vergil, Hawkeye | Others) 5. Jan (Hulk, Shuma-Gorath, Haggar | Others) 7. MRN|Marn (Zero, Vergil, Strider) 7. BIFU|Insaynne (Nova, Spencer, Dr. Doom) Super Smash Bros. Melee [embed]278083:54884:0[/embed] Grand Final: Mango vs. Hungrybox 1. C9|Mango (Falco, Fox) 2. Crs|Hungrybox (Jigglypuff, Fox, Falco) 3. EMP|Armada (Peach, Young Link) 4. EG|PPMD (Falco, Marth) 5. EMP|Mew2King (Marth, Sheik) 5. MOR|Axe (Pikachu) 7. Fly Amanita (Ice Climbers) 7. GC|Silent Wolf (Fox) Killer Instinct [embed]278083:54886:0[/embed] Grand Final: CDJR vs. Rico Suave 1. RM|CD Jr. (Sadira) 2. RG|Rico Suave (Thunder, Glacius, Jago, Sabrewulf, Fulgore) 3. EG|Justin Wong (Sabrewulf) 4. Gutter Magic (Thunder) 5. TSwagg (Sadira) 5. IC|MyGod88 (Sabrewulf) 7. Pretty E (Orchid) 7. Mr. Grimmmz (Jago) BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma [embed]278083:54892:0[/embed] Grand Final: Garireo vs. Dogura 1. Garireo (Litchi) 2. Dogura (Azrael) 3. BE|DoraBang (Bang) 4. Yoshiki (v-13-) 5. Tiku (Tager) 5. N-O (Rachel) 7. Tochigin (Azrael) 7. SG (Litchi) The King of Fighters XIII [embed]278083:54887:0[/embed] Grand Final: Xiao Hai vs. Tokido 1. Qanba|Xiao Hai (EX Iori, Mr. Karate, Kim) 2. MCZ|Tokido (EX Iori, Chin, Mr. Karate) 3. LDA|ET (Clark, Mr. Karate, EX Iori | Others) 4. CafeID|MadKOF (Duo Lon, Daimon, Kim) 5. Woo (King, Takuma, Kim) 5. TC|Yoshi (EX Kyo, Benimaru, Shen | Others) 7. VGM|Misterio (Yuri, Saiki, King) 7. TC|Chris KOF (Duo Lon, Iori, Shen) Injustice: Gods Among Us [embed]278083:54888:0[/embed] Grand Final: Pig of the Hut vs. Sonic Fox 1. RG|Sonic Fox (Batgirl) 2. AK|Pig of the Hut (Zod) 3. IC|Mit88 (Deathstroke, Batgirl, Aquaman) 4. GGA|PimPimJim (Hawkgirl, Raven, Shazam) 5. EMPR|Noobe (Doomsday) 5. IC|DJT88 (Green Lantern, The Flash, Aquaman, Doomsday) 7. GGA|16-bit (Catwoman) 7. FRQ|Emperor Theo (Aquaman) Tekken Tag Tournament 2 [embed]278083:54889:0[/embed] Grand Final: JDCR vs. Gen 1. Twitch|JDCR (Heihachi, Armor King) 2. Twitch|Gen Kids (Bob, Leo) 3. BE|Ao (Alisa, Miguel) 4. Jimmy J Tran (Bryan, Dragunov) 5. ATL|HOA (JACK-6, P-JACK) 5. Inkognito (Bryan, Bob) 7. JustFrameJames (Marshall Law, Yoshimitsu) 7. BMNS-13 (Hwoarang, Baek) Mortal Kombat 9 [embed]278083:54890:0[/embed] Grand Final: Sonic Fox vs. DAB 1. RG|Sonic Fox (Sonya Blade) 2. IC|DAB88 (Liu Kang, Jax, Johnny Cage) 3. IC|DJT88 (Cyrax) 4. FNATIC|Perfect Legend (Kung Lao, Raiden) 5. GGA|16-bit (Kitana) 5. KIT|Forever King (Kung Lao, Kabal, Freddy Kreuger) 7. RM|CD Jr. (Jax, Kung Lao) 7. IC|WoundCowboy88 (Shang Tsung) Persona 4: Arena [embed]278083:54891:0[/embed] Grand Final: Lord Knight vs. Ho-chan 1. TS|Lord Knight (Mitsuru) 2. Ho-chan (Yukiko) 3. BrkrDv (Teddie) 4. Rath (Mitsuru) 5. Dacidbro (Akihiko) 5. Lode Knight (Chie) 7. BananaKen (Shadow Labrys) 7. Pain (Aigis) X-Mania's three-on-three Super Street Fighter II Turbo tournament [embed]278083:54897:0[/embed] 1. Team M3 - TMF (Zangief) - Mattsun (Ken) - Mao (Vega) 2. Team Japan2 - Noguchi (Vega) - Kurahashi (Ryu) - Hanashi (Fei Long) 3. Team Special Forces - Ganelon (Vega) - AfroLegends (Balrog) - Damdai (O. Ryu) EVO 2014 results [Event Hubs]  Other highlights (post yours in the comments!) Pikachu destruction (skip to 6:21) [embed]278083:54894:0[/embed] Filipino Champ's comeback against ApologyMan (skip to 12:20). [embed]278083:54893:0[/embed] Sako special (skip to 8:00) [embed]278083:54895:0[/embed]
EVO recap photo
The grand finals and other notable moments
And just like that, another EVO has come and gone. What a weekend. Despite not playing fighting games much myself, I'll never miss watching the year's big tournament. The audience's energy, the drama that unfolds on stage -- ...

Just in time for EVO photo
Just in time for EVO

Finally learn to play fighting games with this free guide


It all starts with Street Fighter
Jul 08
// Steven Hansen
I'm currently trying to get good at Bushido Blade and cursing Square Enix for not making a new one, but I do often talk about wanting to get good at one fighting game -- Persona, these days -- much like I talk about one ...
EVO schedule photo
EVO schedule

When's Marvel? Just consult the EVO 2014 schedule


I'm out of fighting game memes
Jul 08
// Steven Hansen
EVO 2014 is this weekend. We had a lovely time covering it last year, though it doesn't look like we'll have a get together watch party this time around. That's okay. There are three different streams to watch home and a...
Street Fighter II photo
Street Fighter II

These Street Fighter II iPhone cases look a lot better than that lame OtterBox


Yes, always continue
Jul 07
// Brittany Vincent
The millions of different cases out there in the wild for iPhones were definitely integral in my decision to make that pricey purchase after my Android phone bit the dust, and every time I see new phone cases I covet I feel l...

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