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Super Street Fighter IV: Radar vs. readers - report and video!

We’ve said it before, we’re saying it now, and you’ll no doubt give us reason to say it again before very long. You guys are awesome. The particular reason for the proclamation this time? A hefty Super Street Fighter IV session on Friday night. In fact it was no mere session. It was the throwdown of the gods.

From all across the UK you came, in one case, a dedicated soul from the US as well (Strong Hawk, by the way). You stepped up and you threw down, and I’ll happily tell you, even as a man who plays a lot of Street Fighter, it was one of the most fun, eclectic and downright raucous fight parties I’ve had in ages.

Good people, good attitudes, good times and good skills all round, is what is was. And in that respect particular mention must be made to silent killer PsylockeRules, who had a little trouble getting into our lobby at first, but then made up for it by destroying the lot of us. Repeatedly. Seriously, you have no idea how much fear was going around after you came in.

It was the perfect showcase for just how good Super Street Fighter IV’s new Endless Battle mode is. An online winner-stays-on lobby on a night like last Friday is a recipe for whooping, laughing gamers en masse. Fact. Spectating on you guys fight was almost as much fun as playing.

And as I promised, our battles were recorded. I’d love to have taped every single one of them for running on the site (I’m still gutted that I didn’t get that epic Dan vs. Guile Ultra counter on film), but alas time and hard drive space would not allow. But nonetheless, here’s a selection of what happens when Radar plays Street Fighter with its community on a rowdy Friday night.

Know this. It is good.

13 comments

  • GR_DavidHoughton - May 6, 2010 3:50 p.m.

    Phil: It really, really was. Rawk: You were Dan. I was Guile. It was awesome. Really glad so many of you guys made it into the comments on this one. Oh, and BigBoss, when I went back through all the video footage I realised there really was no other way I could end it. That move + Sakura = comedy gold.
  • philipshaw - May 6, 2010 12:37 p.m.

    This looked like a great time
  • RawkyRoo - May 5, 2010 8:27 p.m.

    oh yes and I was involved in the epic Dan vs Guile ultra finish, can't remember which one I was though.
  • RawkyRoo - May 5, 2010 8:22 p.m.

    woot woot! I was the Cammy (on the left) in the Cammy vs Cammy fight, the Cody failing to pick up the knife and Cammy again in the Cammy vs Sakura fight. Thanks for a good night guys, the images of Hakan doing his ultra on Sakura will haunt me forever.
  • Psylockerules - May 5, 2010 7:57 p.m.

    Wowsers i am honored with a mention, thanks alot guys-shame i couldnt find my mic (im sure no fear would be had if u heard my Essex gayness) alas i sucked when later that night the USA gamesradar team did a SSFIV gamenight, dam them getting it a week early but i did get an awesome blister as a momento :)
  • BigBoss - May 5, 2010 7:45 p.m.

    @Bawheidbob, that was me! @Brelston, I want to play your blanka dude.
  • Bawheidbob - May 5, 2010 7 p.m.

    That move of Hakan at the end was mad stuff :)
  • GamesRadarBrettElston - May 5, 2010 6:51 p.m.

    You can watch a big chuck of the US fights here: http://www.ustream.tv/recorded/6572301 Granted it's like 90 minutes of unedited stuff, but if you looove SF it's worth a watch. Slow start because of lobby-filling issues, but about 10 minutes in it gets better. Promise!
  • Valntyne - May 5, 2010 5:45 p.m.

    Nice, hope the US guys make a similar article with the fights we had over here.
  • suicidali - May 5, 2010 5:44 p.m.

    Man, I wanted to be in on this, but wasn't able to... Will you be doing this again at some point?
  • BigBoss - May 5, 2010 5:39 p.m.

    I'm upset, all the clips that I was apart of were from my worst matches! Glad I end the video with my Hakan skills, was great fun.
  • Leyviur - May 5, 2010 4:41 p.m.

    I got a mention in the article! I'm honored. :P Anyway, this is the dude from the U.S. fielding the T. Hawk who kept being an asshole and command throwing everyone who got near him (sorry about those concussions!). Long time reader, and have always wanted to throw down with an editor from GamesRadar (and others who read the site) - good match(es), Mr. Houghton! I had a great time, and if I could have stayed longer that day, I would have. Hopefully I can meet some of the great players from this thing during my random battle searches online. See you guys online.
  • Wolverine08 - May 5, 2010 3:51 p.m.

    FIRST. wish i was that good at street fighter

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