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17 Photos From Capcom's Street Fighter Club San Francisco, Featuring 'Street Fighter IV'

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Posted January 19, 2009 - By r_pad

Capcom brought its Street Fighter Club to San Francisco last Friday. For those of you not in the know, it's an underground event where fans from Capcom-Unity get to beat the crap out of each other and drink different varieties of soda. Oh, by "beat the crap out of each other", I meant play some Street Fighter IV! It's pretty awesome that Capcom lets its fan get their hands on one of the most anticipated games of the year a full month before it's available in stores.

I had lots of fun watching Street Fighter fans -- including some tournament-level players -- go at it. I played a few games early in the evening, alternating between Ken and Ryu; the kids were just too good and promptly dispatched me. Later that night, after someone spiked my Sunkist soda, I started messing around with characters I don't normally use, like Dan, Cammy, Sakura, and Fei Long. I even tried out new guys like Gouken and C. Viper. Perhaps it was the vodka, but I was having great success with Cammy and Sakura. Anyway, here are some photos from the event. It should give you a good idea of what it's like to attend Street Fighter Club. For more info on the game, be sure to check out my interview with Capcom's Seth Killian.

Now let's get to the pictures!

#2 You know the venue is down and dirty when it uses The Club for securing the premises.

#3 Descending into the depths of Street Fighter Club.

#4 The stairway was so dilapidated that I almost turned back.

#5 The amazingly awesome Street Fighter IV banner, part one.

#6 The amazingly awesome Street Fighter IV banner, part two.

#7 The kids were loving the game.

#8 There was no smoking in the dingy basement.

#9 There was no drinking (of alcohol) too, but the game writers weren't having that.

#10 Refreshments were served for all that attended.

#11 These two gentlemen made sure everyone had plenty to eat and drink. I'm pretty sure the one on the right is a known felon.

#12 This is where people got rid of the eats and drinks.

#13 The kids had plenty of fun socializing and lounging between vicious games.

#14 The PlayStation 3 kiosks had some great players.

#15 Naturally, the kids were loving the arcade cabinets.

#16 Here's more of what you can experience at future Street Fighter Club events.

#17 Just in case you forgot who your hosts were, the company made sure you knew before you left.

17 Photos From Capcom's Street Fighter Club San Francisco, Featuring 'Street Fighter IV'
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