A Special Video Tribute to Street Fighter IV

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Posted by MrJared (444 posts) -

  

   
 On April 27 we say goodbye to a dear friend. Yes, the release of Super Street Fighter IV is most definitely something to celebrate, but we can't ever forget just how much the original Street Fighter IV boosted the fighting game community. From its debut in the arcades to the incredibly successful console release, Street Fighter IV blew the doors off what was once a considerably tough community to crack and I for one am glad for that.

For as much as I'm praising SF4, it's by no means a perfect game. In fact, at times its a downright silly display of dumb luck and head-scratching nonsense. Super Street Fighter IV fixes a lot of these instances but no doubt, in time we'll discover new quirks in which to ragequit over. But for now, let's take a look back and pay respect to the game that brought us all together. Also, don't forget to stay tuned after the credits!

Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. 
 
(Cross-Posted from iPlayWinner)
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#1 Posted by MrJared (444 posts) -

  

   
 On April 27 we say goodbye to a dear friend. Yes, the release of Super Street Fighter IV is most definitely something to celebrate, but we can't ever forget just how much the original Street Fighter IV boosted the fighting game community. From its debut in the arcades to the incredibly successful console release, Street Fighter IV blew the doors off what was once a considerably tough community to crack and I for one am glad for that.

For as much as I'm praising SF4, it's by no means a perfect game. In fact, at times its a downright silly display of dumb luck and head-scratching nonsense. Super Street Fighter IV fixes a lot of these instances but no doubt, in time we'll discover new quirks in which to ragequit over. But for now, let's take a look back and pay respect to the game that brought us all together. Also, don't forget to stay tuned after the credits!

Good night, sweet prince; And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. 
 
(Cross-Posted from iPlayWinner)
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#2 Edited by AURON570 (1778 posts) -

well done. i enjoyed watching it.

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#3 Posted by lordofultima (6582 posts) -

beautiful, man.

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#4 Edited by Jeffsekai (7159 posts) -
@lordofultima said:

" beautiful, man. "

WHAT DID YOU DO 
 
 
Amazing video Jared. Hype will not be forgotten.
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#5 Posted by Stang (4755 posts) -

Good stuff! I actually feel like I am saying goodbye to a friend, SFIV is the first video game that completely connected with me. I know Super will be fucking amazing, but a part of me is still sad that my copy of IV is going to collect dust very soon. 
 
God I am lame :(

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#6 Posted by MrJared (444 posts) -

Thanks for the kind words all. FYI: Ultima gets special thanks for keeping me company on AIM while I worked on it. Im so easy to please :)

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#7 Posted by Jeffsekai (7159 posts) -
@MrJared said:
" Thanks for the kind words all. FYI: Ultima gets special thanks for keeping me company on AIM while I worked on it. Im so easy to please :) "
knew it
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#8 Posted by Dipstick (563 posts) -

Goodnight,sweet prince.

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#9 Posted by Kumo (127 posts) -

Great video. Gonna miss SF4 myself, even though I didn't spend all that long actually playing it.

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#10 Posted by Symphony (1933 posts) -

Great video ^^   
 
SFIV is the game that got me to actually get a gold account on xbox live. I'm sad that it'll be collecting dust but at the same time I played that game to the point the disk is having difficulties being read and flat out crashes to dashboard if someone picks Dhalsim or El Fuerte (and there's no laser burns or big scratches), sooo it's definitely time to move on ^^;

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#11 Posted by RavioliSumo (2188 posts) -

Magical.

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#12 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19836 posts) -

Haha, nice video.  I'm excited to get into SSFIV from square one and learn the feeling of utter defeat all over again.

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#13 Posted by Illmatic (1380 posts) -

Street Fighter IV is the first fighting game I got into past simply playing with friends. Sure, my main Sagat is getting rightfully brought down from his absurdly high tier but it will only mean less people I defeat attributing it only to the fact that I use Sagat. Plus I really want to try out Makoto.

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#14 Posted by Brake (1285 posts) -

Post-Round Hits never forget.

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#15 Posted by Killroycantkill (1596 posts) -

*Wipes Eyes*
 
Man, just too touching... Will miss trade DP's... Wait a minute no I won't... Fuck trade DP's. BRING ON SUPER!!!
 
*Sets original SF4 on fire*

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#16 Posted by lilbigsupermario (813 posts) -

wow...that was a very touching video...makes me  want to play SF4 all weekend and make most of the time left with my SF4 until SSF4 comes out...

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#17 Posted by JJOR64 (19685 posts) -

Great video.  I laughed at the Honda part.

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#18 Posted by turboman (9105 posts) -

I nearly cried at Indestructable.

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#19 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

Wicked sick video Jared. The Sagat damage bit I had to go back and replay to see exactaly how much damage he done and.... damn... Where's my copy of SSFIV.

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#20 Posted by VicRattlehead (1417 posts) -

goodbye indestructable.... you shall never be forgoten.... :'(

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#21 Posted by NinjaHunter (1003 posts) -

I put SFIV back on the shelf for the last time yesterday and I have to admit, I was kind of sad.

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#22 Posted by HotSauceMagik (277 posts) -

Haha awesome vid Jared.  I almost shed a tear.   
 
That said,
 
I look forward to administering the "Saikyo Crusher" to all of you in SUPER.

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#23 Posted by bagmanforhire (477 posts) -

 awesome vid, damn 1200hp  Zangief i will not miss you

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#24 Posted by animateria (3335 posts) -

Amazing vid!
 
I wonder what shenanigans Super will have in store for us?

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#25 Posted by ImperiousRix (3095 posts) -

Man, gonna miss just spamming a lariat when I get into trouble with Gief. 
T_T  I have to actually come up with tactics, now....

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#26 Edited by YetiAntics (1520 posts) -

I gave my SF4 box & disc a pat on the back and said out... "That'll do pig. That'll do." 
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#27 Posted by TheLastNeo (508 posts) -

that was great.. lol, thanks for sharing!!

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#28 Posted by StaticFalconar (4918 posts) -
@PantyshotMQN said:
" I gave my SF4 box & disc a pat on the back and said out... "That'll do pig. That'll do."  "
Really, cause when Super comes out, I'm gonna take my copy of SF4 to the back shed with a shotgun in my hand. 
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#29 Posted by AniMoney (962 posts) -

Man you're gonna make me cry.

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#30 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1504 posts) -

Near welling up here.
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#31 Edited by deactivated-57beb9d651361 (4541 posts) -
@MrJared:  That was fantastically well edited. Shame about some of the stuff that's going, but Super can't come soon enough.
 
I hold a bit of a special place for SF4. I'd more or less given up gaming by late 2008; I'd pick up the odd title here and there, play for a few hours and ditch it. SF4 reignited my competetive spirit and gave games the chance to be great fun locally again. Never before had I sat spending so many hours reading/watching and even fucking researching a game. My mates and I have invested about 500 hours into it (if not a little more), and I'm pretty fucking grateful. There were tears, fights, spilled beers a plenty; but it was always a total riot. Hitting the Giantbomb threads has been great - through it I've met some awesome players, stepped up my game and had a belter, but it was entirely thanks to this game.
 
I'm writing a fucking eulogy to a piece of software. Christ on a crumpet...
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#32 Posted by loldetaerleo (161 posts) -

Doing sagat damage on maskless vega is cheating.

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#33 Posted by Shadow (5293 posts) -

Very good
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#34 Posted by Keeng (1023 posts) -
@GetEveryone said:
  I'm writing a fucking eulogy to a piece of software. Christ on a crumpet... "
Hilarious. 
 
Personally, I don't think of this as like the end of SFIV or anything. I plan to hold on to my copy of the game for a little while, at least. Then again, I didn't play it as much as a lot of you guys did. I think I'm barely over 100 hours. Anywho, I really enjoyed the video. I don't think I'm "elite" enough to hate all the things highlighted in it, but whatever. Bring on SSFIV. Bring on the beast.
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#35 Posted by lordofultima (6582 posts) -

Still brings a tear to my eye, even after the 15th view!

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#36 Posted by zanetsu (148 posts) -

This video is so good. Great work man.

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#37 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

Watching this back again makes me want to go back and play some vanilla SFIV. The obscene damage of everything is quite appealing after playing Super for the past 7 months.

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#38 Posted by GlenTennis (3273 posts) -

I'm just now seeing this for the first time. Bravo.

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