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1986
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13 years, 11 months ago
Most of you with your ear to the ground on the latest in gaming news will know that Street Fighter 4 is on it's way soon either to arcades, consoles or both, remains to be seen. Seeing how big Street Fighter was in the past in arcades and it's influence to the genre as a whole I ask this:

Do you think that SF4 will start another arcade craze in America like it once was ? or

Do consoles completely overshadow any arcade comeback ?
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    Bomberman
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    13 years, 11 months ago
    I hope so! Street Fighter has gone from being one of the greatest to one of the more obscure games for this generation... it really needs a good comeback!

    Oh, and FYI, I'm Street Fighter obsessed, so expect a lot of posts from me here. 8)
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      Captain_Howdy30
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      13 years, 11 months ago
      M. Bison in Street Fighter Alpha 3 made me lose my temper so bad that I threw a full bowl of cereal across the room and into a wall.
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          1986
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          13 years, 11 months ago
          I'm a big SF nut as well and whatever platform it comes for I'll be ready for it, I can't wait to use Crimson Viper she looks very appealing.
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            Predaking
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            13 years, 11 months ago
            It's because of Street Fighter 2 in the arcades that I've missed alot of the rpg's that have become legendary. I was an rpg fan and always thought, why doesn't consoles have more rpg games, Street Fighter 2 came out and I played it constantly, it than came out for SNES/Genesis and played that all the time too eventually spreading to Neo Geo and SNK arcade and console games. I ended up missing Earthbound, the Chrono series, Fire Emblem and Secret of Mana, it wasn't until PS1 that I got back into rpg's.

            But I hope that SF2 will be good, it would be nice to get into a game for a couple of months.
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              1986
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              Predaking
              It's because of Street Fighter 2 in the arcades that I've missed alot of the rpg's that have become legendary. I was an rpg fan and always thought, why doesn't consoles have more rpg games, Street Fighter 2 came out and I played it constantly, it than came out for SNES/Genesis and played that all the time too eventually spreading to Neo Geo and SNK arcade and console games. I ended up missing Earthbound, the Chrono series, Fire Emblem and Secret of Mana, it wasn't until PS1 that I got back into rpg's.

              But I hope that SF2 will be good, it would be nice to get into a game for a couple of months.


              It was pretty much the same for me. SF2 was the reason I spent so much time in arcades in the early 90's and FF7 was the rpg that brought me back to consoles.
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                Bomberman
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                13 years, 11 months ago
                I wish I could have the pleasure of playing a Street Fighter game in an arcade... the closest I got was a Capcom vs. Marvel arcade machine in a Pizza Hut back in the late nineties. >>;
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                  1986
                  66 Posts
                  13 years, 11 months ago
                  Well that's just it, arcades now are pretty much extinct home consoles are to blame for that. But if SF4 becomes an overnight success again the arcade scene can potentially make a comeback in the US and regain it's former glory.
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                    Bomberman
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                    This game's gonna fuck up the canon though, I mean most the characters from SF2 Turbo were supposed to have quit street fighting (Guile) or died (M. Bison). If they truly do have all the characters from Super Street Fighter II Turbo, I wonder how they'll get around all of that, since it takes place in-between II and III.
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                      1986
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                      13 years, 11 months ago
                      Yea I'm not sure how they're going to repair the story line, guessing since it takes place between 2 and 3 that they can pretty much write in whatever they want.Guile is in but they never said anything about M.Bison. Either way, it's the gameplay that intrigues me more.
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                        1986
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                        13 years, 11 months ago
                        I'm almost tempted to fly to Japan this summer just to get some play time. lol
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                          velcrohead
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                          13 years, 11 months ago
                          I spent a lot of time in the arcades with SF2. Lot of quarters too. Same with Street Fighter 3 when I was in college. I think I actually broke the joystick on the machine from playing it too much. (Other than SF2, it's the only arcade game that I ever really tried to completely defeat.) Now I enjoy them on my home consoles and on some ROMS that I play on my computer.

                          Having said that, I don't know about kids and arcades these days. (Gosh, I just sounded old.) When I can FIND an arcade, I find that most of the games are either crane games, first person shooters, or snowboard/4-wheeler/racing car sims. There are relatively few "fighters" out there anymore. The last time I went into an actual arcade (not just a movie theater lobby), I had to go all the way to the very back to find Tekken or Soul Calibur. I had to wade through about fifty different versions of Time Crisis, the new Area 51, the new Silent Scope (which is actually a great game) and on past the air hockey tables.

                          And it's also true that it's getting harder and harder to find an arcade anymore.
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                            Bomberman
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                            velcrohead
                            Now I enjoy them on my home consoles and on some ROMS that I play on my computer.
                            And I thought this guy was awesome for a second. Dx
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                              13 years, 11 months ago
                              Street Fighter II was the first - and perhaps the only - arcade game I truly loved. I was totally obsessed with it and drew the characters all the time. There was a couple machines near my house that I played everyday after school.

                              I wanted a SNES desperately when I was 13 just for SFII. Every time a video game magazine had a SF picture on the cover I would get it. I'd think about SF 24 hours a day.

                              One summer just before my family went on holiday, the local video rental shop got the new Super Street Fighter machine and I desperately wanted to play it, but unfortunately we had to go that same day. I was having withdrawal symptoms and fantasizing about playing it!

                              Since then I've bought just about every SF incarnation there has been and I still play SF3 on X-Box fairly regularaly.

                              I was an SF addict.
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                                Bomberman
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                                13 years, 11 months ago
                                I love everything about Street Fighter. I know exactly how you felt, Gitoku. :cry:
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                                  1986
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                                  13 years, 11 months ago
                                  I never really got into SF3. I was more into the tried and true SF2 experience and of course marvel vs capcom. I never gave into the SNES version of SF2 but it was tempting , I knew plenty of people that had bought it and I eventually got to try it. It felt foreign to me playing it on a gamepad rather than a joystick. Nothing beats arcade controls for any fighting game.
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                                    13 years, 11 months ago
                                    I think it's about time for the Street Fighter franchise to be noticed again; I still remember the days when it was all the rage on home consoles and in arcades everywhere, man. 8)
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                                      jango52577
                                      2805 Posts
                                      13 years, 11 months ago
                                      I have Street Fighter II Special Champion Edition for my Sega Genesis and I've always enjoyed this port over any other ports ever made.
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                                        13 years, 11 months ago
                                        I wasn't in a craze playing in arcades and stuff but played it on genesis and SNES alot...my fave fighter is and will always be Guile
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