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Did you know that if developer Capcom’s Street Fighter series of fighting games were a person, it could legally rent a car now? That frightens us, actually — we’ve seen what they do to cars in those bonus levels.

To celebrate the Silver Anniversary, Capcom released a massive, fun-filled collector’s edition. Area 5 produced the feature-length documentary included in that set, and this episode, we sit down with three of the guys who made the retrospective. The video-production house’s Cesar Quintero, Ryan O’Donnell, and  Jason Bertrand join GamesBeat editor-in-chief Dan “Shoe” Hsu to try to fit a quarter-century of Hadoukens into an hour. They almost make it.

This episode’s topics:


Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.

Watch On Demand
  • Japanese vs. U.S. arcade culture
  • Area 5’s favorite interviews from its Street Fighter documentary
  • Interesting stories that didn’t quite make it into Area 5’s movie

If you haven’t seen it, here is the incredible “Daigo parry” video the guys mention during the show.

Special thanks to Playhaven, our official sponsor!

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