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Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection

Back on August 30, 1987, Capcom released Street Fighter in arcades, which seemed relatively innocuous until you gave it a second look. The graphics were average for the time, the voice acting was quite muffled, and the controls were strict and unforgiving. You could normally only choose a single character – a redheaded, red-shoed martial artist named Ryu – unless a second player came on, in which case they could play a blonde clone named Ken. Most people who play it would agree that it’s not the best game in the series, but there were people who saw its potential, and decided to continue the franchise with Street Fighter II. With that, one of the video games’ biggest icons stepped into the spotlight.

Over the past 25 years, Street Fighter has worked itself up from humble beginnings in the arcade to being a cultural phenomenon throughout the world. Millions of people interact with it every day, in a myriad of ways. In all truth, the fans define the franchise as much as the games. And it was these people who inspired the creation of the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set.

This set represents the combined passion and enthusiasm of literally hundreds of people who have contributed to making Street Fighter games over the last 25 years, and serves as a love letter to anyone who cares about the franchise. When we first met to discuss the set’s creation, the two questions we asked were “What is the maximum amount of stuff we can get into this box?” and “How do we create something that celebrates all the different kinds of fans we have out there?” These questions helped lead us to one of the most intensive, thoughtful, and fan-oriented collector’s sets in Capcom history.

So, let’s look at our different sources of inspiration. What is Street Fighter? Well, the easiest place to start is with the games. Obviously, without the Street Fighter games, there would not be anything else. We included all the titles currently available for PlayStation 3, representing many of the series’ highlights. Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition and Street Fighter x Tekken are included as physical discs. We’re also including all of the costume DLC for SSFIVAE (that’s over 100 costumes!) and for SFxT, the 12 additional character DLC and all available Swap costumes. You can also download two of our digital titles, Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix and Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition. With all of that, you’ll have something to play for whatever mood you’re in.

Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collection

When you get your Collector’s Set for PS3, you are in for a special treat. Sony, being a big supporter of fighting game fans and Street Fighter fans in particular, actually came to us at Capcom and told us that they want to help celebrate the 25th Anniversary by offering additional content for PlayStation 3. As such, the PS3 set includes Street Fighter Alpha, Street Fighter Alpha 2, and Street Fighter Alpha 3 as PSone Classic titles; Street Fighter Alpha 3 Max as a PSP download, all downloadable content for Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, and lots of avatars (over 170). We are proud to be working with Sony to get this to you.

We knew from fan feedback that people also enjoy Street Fighter beyond just playing the games. One of the most pervasive ways that fans interact with the franchise away from consoles and arcades is through the artwork. The games are filled with great art, and this inspires a wide variety of artists from all over the world. We wanted to capture a piece of that, and bring recognition to some of the incredible pieces that have been created, so we put a call out to artists around the world to participate. We got hundreds of entries, but were eventually able to narrow it down to a select sample to be included in a 64-page hardcover art book.

I myself am a music lover, and Street Fighter’s music is recognizable to gamers and non-gamers alike. Whether it’s the iconic Street Fighter 2 main theme or the Guile theme (it really does go with everything!), Street Fighter has proven that throwing a punch is much better with music. So, we wanted to include something for audiophiles by providing 11 discs of music. This includes nine discs of soundtracks – covering Street Fighter, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3, Street Fighter III: Third Strike, Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition, and Street Fighter x Tekken – and two discs of fan-created music. As with the artwork, we asked people to send in their music. The talent in the response humbled us, and made it incredibly difficult to make our selections from the 300+ entries. However, we managed to create two CDs: one with remixes/remakes of existing themes, and one which is original music inspired by Street Fighter. Some of these fans have serious futures ahead of them, and it’s an honor to be able to include them in the Collector’s Set and make them a piece of the franchise’s history.

Then, of course, you have the collectors… the people who like to showcase items on their shelves. Here again, we have this group covered. Inside the large black box (which itself is a collectible), you’ll find an eight-inch statue of Ryu flying up with a Shoryuken. Not only is it a highly-detailed statue (the texture on his gi is some of the best I’ve seen on a figure that size), but the flames in the base even light up to show off at night. Then we have the life-size, embroidered Ryu replica belt, complete with the furinkazan kanji.

Continuing on, we have a two-disc Blu-Ray set, with over 12 hours of content. This features a lot of animated content, including the entirety of the incredibly cheesy (but-oh-so-fun) Saturday morning cartoon show from 1995, Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (in my opinion, featuring some of the best fight scenes choreographed for any film, live-action or animated), Street Fighter IV: The Ties That Bind, and the Super Street Fighter IV Original Video Animation, aka the “Juri anime,” which is being released in English for the first time ever. However, the most exciting piece of video content is “I am Street Fighter,” a brand new documentary we commissioned. As you may have been able to tell through this post, Street Fighter has impacted many people’s lives, and vice-versa. That’s what this documentary looks at – the people who have influenced the Street Fighter franchise, and the people whose lives have been influenced by it. It’s a fascinating, and occasionally heartwarming look into the cultural phenomenon.

As you can see, we kept every type of fan in mind when creating the Street Fighter 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set and we’re incredibly proud to bring it to fans. In fact, there has never been a better time to be a Street Fighter fan. Whether you were there from the beginning, or just began in the past couple of years, you are part of a rich legacy and vibrant community. You can see both of these in action at our anniversary website.

You make Street Fighter what it is. You are Street Fighter. So from all of us at Capcom – thank you!

…Also, SHORYUKEN!!!

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+ Heavenly_king on September 18th, 2012 at 9:07 am said:

:D


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+ MEXRPG on September 18th, 2012 at 9:08 am said:

Sweet


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+ sugarfree98USA on September 18th, 2012 at 9:11 am said:

nice. very nice indeed.


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+ mcbuttz78 on September 18th, 2012 at 9:16 am said:

very very very nice.. I have a question who designed the little toy statue.

Mcbuttz78
vp- psn legioniaree group


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 10:48 am said:

    It’s done by the folks from SOTA, who have made a few of our premium statues before (and they’ve been refining their techniques over the years, so it’s actually one of their nicest pieces, in my opinion).


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+ G-Force08 on September 18th, 2012 at 9:17 am said:

I really wanted to get this set, mainly for the Ryu figure; but that price tag. *ouch*


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+ PlatinumAura on September 18th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

@ LIGHTNING+FEAR. go email them directly instead of making yourself look idiotic please. I “LL POST ABOUT NASCAR ON A STREETFIGHTER TOPIC. THAT’LL GET MY POINT ACROSS….I’d say lol but there’s nothing funny about ignorance.

As for this bundle I seriously wish I could buy it but I cant give $150 on a game atm. Hopefully it’s still available afterward. I REALLY want to buy it. But oh well life goes on


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+ CrazyGuy62 on September 18th, 2012 at 9:20 am said:

AWESOME!!!


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+ mcbuttz78 on September 18th, 2012 at 9:21 am said:

one more question.. (off topic & ahuge favor) I know you guys are in diffrent officers. but could plaese for the life of gamers out here. tell capcpm to bring monster hunter4 to the usa.

I know thats not your game and its way off topic , but please try to send a few kind words to them about this in concern of locializating the monster hunter4 franchise game in japan to usa for usa gamers Even if its limited time thing , even if its just a psn digital copy only. Thank you listening.

Mcbuttz78
vp psn legionairee group


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 3:56 pm said:

    All I can promise is that I can pass your thoughts on to more relevant folks, but I do promise I’ll do that!


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+ SETGANG-SIX on September 18th, 2012 at 9:23 am said:

STREET FIGHTER: THE MOVIE HD
ARCADE GAME & BLURAY NOT INCLUDED NO PURCHASE FOR ME! LOL JEAN CLAUDE VAN DAMME! #B@N6


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+ megamixer on September 18th, 2012 at 9:24 am said:

I hope the “Mega Man 25th Anniversary Collector’s Set” is as packed as this one. :)

……

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+ dundeecake42 on September 18th, 2012 at 9:30 am said:

This is so cool! Any chance we will get this in Europe?


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 10:52 am said:

    Unfortunately, there are no plans for a Europe-specific version; this is the only version available.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on September 18th, 2012 at 9:32 am said:

F U C K I N A W E S O M E ! <3


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+ ThothBeyond on September 18th, 2012 at 9:33 am said:

Amazon is dropping this off at my door today, and I was excited… then I find out I get every episode of the American cartoon?! “Discipline, justice, commitment!” My body is ready.


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 10:53 am said:

    I hope you enjoy it! Drop us a line if you survive watching the entire series. ;)


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+ Ryumoau on September 18th, 2012 at 9:46 am said:

God, i wish Capcom would stop milking their fighting game series with these pointless anniversary collections and get to work on a new Megaman. Heck, i would even take a new Onimusha at this point.


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+ KwietStorm on September 18th, 2012 at 9:48 am said:

This guy doesn’t know when to shut up


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+ KwietStorm on September 18th, 2012 at 9:49 am said:

Will there be any contests to win this?


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+ Grouken on September 18th, 2012 at 9:53 am said:

Please, make a Street Fighter 1 remake with all playable characters.


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+ blackiemist88 on September 18th, 2012 at 9:56 am said:

damn.. thats a lot O’ street fighter!! if only it came with a fight stick….


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+ IcedDice777 on September 18th, 2012 at 10:04 am said:

Nice anniversary collection! That Ryu statue would look really nice next to my Akuma statue! Do i want it? Yes. Am i spending my hard earned monopoly money on it? NO. Since i stopped buying Capcom’s games at full price (after all the stunts they’ve been pulling on us gamers) i’ll have to pass. Now…listen to your customers and bring us MEGAMAN collection with trophies and the Dungeon & Dragon’s Arcades to PSN then we’ll talk. My .02


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+ BrianMcGuinness on September 18th, 2012 at 10:08 am said:

Great set.

And haha. He’s crying about Nascar.


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+ dallscowboys88 on September 18th, 2012 at 10:15 am said:

My god! WILL YOU PLEASE STOP COMPLAINING! This is a Capcom post. You’re not going to get to Nascar heaven by complaining to every person you see! You want a digital copy? Why dont you just post it at ps.blog.share! That way we don’t have to hear about your “constructive criticism”!!!!


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+ TrapLife724 on September 18th, 2012 at 10:25 am said:

@LIGHTING FEAR~~~IM A BABY…………I WANT NASCAR 2011……….BLAH BLAH BLAH! WHO CARES ABOUT NASCAR BESIDES YOU…..I BET UR A 43 YEAR OLD MAN LIVING IN HIS MOMS BASEMENT….WHAT A TROLL….


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+ dallscowboys88 on September 18th, 2012 at 10:28 am said:

@Traplife724
EXACTLY!!!


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+ Skrawney on September 18th, 2012 at 10:29 am said:

Ok here is the deal nascar guy, you are in every single blog talking about how you get 2 free games every time you buy digital. Like you said it used to be 5 now it’s 2. I bet the nascar game guys see your posts and think, “Hmm maybe we should figure out how to patch the digital version so it can only be used on one account”. So people like you wont keep exploiting the system. My bluray laser died 1yr and 3mo after I got it, did it make me mad? Yes, was I going to complain about it or get it fixed hmmmm. Here we are 2 years later any ps3 still works. Have fun with your digital only copies, because soon your account will be banned if you keep this up and all those digital goodies will go bye bye. Oh and if digital is way better because you get 2 copies, how come you can’t play both online simultaneously?


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+ Criscross87v3 on September 18th, 2012 at 10:35 am said:

How limited will this collection be? Kinda late to be posting this blog post. In my opinion. Although I already most of the content in this collection, I still do want it. Although, due to the economy, I can’t afford it. However, At this price, It is indeed a steal. Way to go Capcom! Keep up the good work!


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

    Thanks very much! To answer your question, there are 15,500 PS3 copies being sold (ever).


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+ Skrawney on September 18th, 2012 at 10:38 am said:

Not really exploiting the system, but that’s how you make it sound.


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+ KazeEternal on September 18th, 2012 at 10:46 am said:

Speaking of Fighting games what does one have to do to get Namco to Unlock the game Save so I can upload to the cloud more than once every 24 hours. This is dumb, its a fighting game, it is meant to be played with friends and online, why am I being restricted this way?

Also can we get a non-player select screen return option on continue please?! OMG I’m playing Arcade mode to unlock endings and learn that particular character, not to sit there gaping at load times because I died.

Can we get a few of those SFxT outfits for tekken characters in Tekken Tag 2?

Granted this isn’t a namco blog… but maybe something can be done about it.


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+ TrapLife724 on September 18th, 2012 at 10:51 am said:

@ xzile BWHAHAHAHA


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+ ElektroDragon on September 18th, 2012 at 10:57 am said:

Meh, I’m waiting for the Mortal Kombat 25th Anniversary Colllector’s Set. :)


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

    You’ll have to wait for another five years, then. ;)


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+ Justin Massongill on September 18th, 2012 at 11:00 am said:

Our spam filter is very strict, and will automatically pull any comment that contains a link or swear words — there’s a reason you never see spam comments on PS.Blog. We love constructive criticism, just be careful how you phrase it so our SpamBot 2000 doesn’t yank it.


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+ Istyle318 on September 18th, 2012 at 11:18 am said:

What happen to Street Fighter EX Alpha and what about X-Men vs Street Fighter?


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+ Manetheren17 on September 18th, 2012 at 11:19 am said:

Want it… but close to broke…


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+ BrianMcGuinness on September 18th, 2012 at 11:32 am said:

“Now if you’ll excuse me, I has to go smack my wife and make out with my sister while she braids my mullet. Nascar4Life!”


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+ TrapLife724 on September 18th, 2012 at 11:43 am said:

@LIGHTNING QUEER

WHO CARES HOW MUCH YOU HAVE SPENT…….WHO CARES……STOP BEING A JERK……START UP A BLOG AND TALK ABOUT NASCAR…..YOU TALK LIKE OWNING 3 PS3 IS SOMETHING BIG…LOL I OWN OVER 20 DIFFERENT RENTAL PROPERTIES….NOW THATS SOMETHING TO BRAG ABOUT AND IM ONLY 22..


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+ Bigmoose1985 on September 18th, 2012 at 11:55 am said:

NASCAR sucks ass, F1 RULEZ!


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+ Positron_Brain on September 18th, 2012 at 11:56 am said:

A quick question I haven’t seen answered anywhere, and hope you guys can clarify – are the Blu-Rays Region A or Region Free? Thanks!


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+ DJPlace on September 18th, 2012 at 12:00 pm said:

this looks nice for street fighter fans. i think it’s a 150 buck through but still it’s a great deal for people who support the stuff like this i’m no pro at these (because i have no screen around me) and online’s my only home for playing on ps3… how many of these are for sale again?


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 4:00 pm said:

    There are only 15,500 copies being sold for the PS3, and a good chunk of those (although not all) have been claimed.

    I totally get your thoughts about not being a pro, which is why we tried to include so much stuff that doesn’t depend on gameplay. You’re sure to find something you love in there. :)


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+ TheBanditKing on September 18th, 2012 at 12:08 pm said:

Really looking forward to getting this. I am glad to hear that SOTA is the ones making the statue as this was one of my bigger worries (NECA especially makes some really cheap stuff). Hey Andrew is there any chance you can convince Capcom to give Resident Evil a similar collection? That series is really underused for promotions like this, maybe a set with a Jill or Rebecca statue and repackaging the RE 1.5 demo (that sells for insane amounts on ebay) would be awesome.


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

    I’m not involved with Resident Evil at the moment, so I can’t promise anything, but I will definitely pass on the thoughts to the RE team!


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+ ThothBeyond on September 18th, 2012 at 12:22 pm said:

Come on now, Capcom. The first season of that show was… difficult, but the second season got way better. I mean, we could all watch the Darkstalkers cartoon. I have the box set!


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+ Bubaroo on September 18th, 2012 at 12:26 pm said:

“While she braids my mullet” Best comment I’ve read today.


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+ surf1der on September 18th, 2012 at 12:26 pm said:

This has to be the worst designed “blog” I have ever seen. Every blog post seems to be repeated 2-3 times on the main page. It feels cluttered, unnecessarily redundant, sometimes confusing, and an inefficient use of space. Sorry for all the adjectives but whoever designed the layout never heard of minimalism or the general concept of “less is more.” I am just looking for the playstation plus post this week. Unfortunately this is not an easy task due to the fact it seems that sometimes the ps+ post is released on Monday, Tuesday, or not at all for the week. So I usually come here on Tuesday, wading through all these double posts looking for the single ps+ post that may or may not be present for the week. I don’t like spending most of my time separating the wheat from the chaff. Honestly, it is becoming a waste of my time. Please redesign this horrible blog. Or at the very least, please reserve an easily accessible,easy to find space dedicated to weekly (or semi-weekly?) posts like the weekly drop, ps+ posts, etc.


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+ YungShep on September 18th, 2012 at 12:33 pm said:

sidenote! HADOUKEN!! IM STOKED FOR THIS COLLECTION! BASICALLY FOR THE GUILE THEME!!! AND THE RYU THEME!!!


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+ Orufonz0 on September 18th, 2012 at 12:37 pm said:

@ surf1der

PS+ updates are twice a month, so no update this week, I’m a graphic designer and I think the layout is OK, no atrocious or incredible, but ok, the first three post are the highlights, and the so you get the newer ones first, that’s basic design, maybe a little les clutter? yes, but overall is OK


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+ IcedDice777 on September 18th, 2012 at 12:38 pm said:

Yo! Who’s making fun of mullets? My homie SOLID SNAKE is in the process of tracking you down!


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+ regentpark on September 18th, 2012 at 12:42 pm said:

This baby has been shipped to my house along with Borderlands 2 Collectors Edition. Can’t wait to unbox them once i get home from work. WOOTT!! :)


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on September 18th, 2012 at 12:47 pm said:

Hey Andrew, this looks like a wicked set. You’re right about Street Fighter 2: The Animated Movie, it’s always a great watch. I just want to know whether this is the uncut version or not.


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    + Andrew Schnorr on September 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

    It’s not the uncut version, simply because it turns out nipples don’t jive with the game’s T rating.


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+ Fearse on September 18th, 2012 at 12:53 pm said:

Any news when the store will be updated


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+ TrapLife724 on September 18th, 2012 at 12:54 pm said:

@ LIGHTNING QUEER

NOT BEING A PLAYSTATION PLUS MEMBER MEANS NOTHING……I CAN LITERALLY BUY YOU…….LOL….YOU ARE A LOSER….I HAVE EVERYTHING I HAVE BECAUSE OF ME…….YOU NOTHING AND ALL YOU HAVE IS NASCAR….WELL ACTUALLY YOU DONT EVEN HAVE THAT!! BWHAHAHAHAHA…..IF YOU NEED A JOB I CAN HELP YOU OUT OR IF YOU NEED YOUR LITTLE 2000 DOLLARS BACK I CAN GIVE IT TO YOU…..I SPEND MORE TO MAINTAIN MY FISH TANK!!!!

OR IF YOU WANT TO GET OUT OF YOUR MOMS BASEMENT AND BE A MAN GIVE ME A CALL I GIVE YOU A GREAT DEAL I HAVE 4 PROPERTIES OPEN NOW!!! BWHAHAHAHAHA


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+ TrapLife724 on September 18th, 2012 at 12:57 pm said:

@ LIGHTNING QUEER

I SEE A HUGE PLUS BY UR NAME…..OH ITS ON YOUR OTHER ACCOUNT……RIGHT……..


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+ PsychoSploosh69 on September 18th, 2012 at 1:07 pm said:

This is awesome! Street Fighter is such a classic. It’s definitely one of the games I think of when I think of 80′s arcade games. Good job Capcom! Are a lot of these games already available on PSN? I’d love to play em again.


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