Street Fighter II re-released on new cartridges that might set your SNES on fire

In celebration of the Street Fighter series’ 30th anniversary, Capcom is partnering with the video game collectables company iam8bit to release its most legendary installment, Street Fighter II, on new Super NES cartridges. Costing $100 each and including a bunch of other goodies, like a fancy foil box and a “premium…

Donkey Kong, Street Fighter II, and Pokémon inducted into Video Game Hall Of Fame

Last week, the World Video Game Hall Of Fame at the Strong Museum Of Play announced its 2017 inductees, and though they don’t get a star-studded ceremony like the inductees at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame do, that doesn’t necessarily mean that this batch of historically important video games are any less worthy of…

Street Fighter II makes for some weird-ass car commercials

Capcom’s Street Fighter II is a nostalgic touchstone for a lot of people, conjuring up images of dimly lit arcades and frantically pounding combos, kicks, and Hundred Hand Slaps. And, like any motherlode of fertile feelings, it’s been well-mined by advertisers looking to flip the “Oh yeah, that!” switch in our dumb…

Who’s your favorite fictional communist?

Welcome back to AVQ&A, where we throw out a question for discussion among the staff and readers. Consider this a prompt to compare notes on your interface with pop culture, to reveal your embarrassing tastes and experiences, and to ponder how our diverse lives all led us to convene here together. Got a question you’d…

Street Fighter II led the way for games as a medium of self-expression

The kill screen is the perfect embodiment of the arcade’s limited reach before Street Figher II. For anyone who hasn’t spent thousands of hours mastering a Donkey Kong cabinet or hitting a perfect score of 3,333,360 points in Pac-Man, a kill screen is what happens when an arcade game reaches its peak, when a technical…