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Retro Friday: I am Street Fighter

by Zaid Kriel (Zaid)  Posted Friday, September 27, 2013 7:56:00 AM

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If Call of Duty is the game of the seventh console generation, then Street Fighter II is surely the game of the forth console generation. Even more than that the Street Fighter games are also arguably the greatest games of the arcade era, having swallowed more coins and arcade tokens than a washing machines have swallowed socks.

This year, the franchise celebrated it's 25th Anniversary. For most game series that would, in and of itself, be kind of amazing. Street Fighter isn't most games. It's actually an even bigger deal, because the game isn't just celebrating 25 years since it's debut, it's celebrating 25 years of cultural relevance to the video game community.

Street Fighter wasn't just a significant game in it's time, no, Street Fighter is very much still a significant game today. It's still played regularly on current generation video game consoles and it's latest incarnation is still a marquee title on the professional video game competitive circuit.

In honor of the game's enduring legacy, Capcom produced a documentary on the game that was previously only available as part of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set. Titled 'I am Street Fighter' the documentary brings together the people that made the game itself and the fans that made it legendary as they reminisce about their love affair with the greatest fighting game ever made.

Capcom have now made that documentary freely available via YouTube and even if you aren't a fan of the franchise or even the genre, I encourage you to give 'I am Street Fighter' a viewing. It is fascinating stuff.



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