Street Fighter 4 is the long-awaited numbered sequel to Street Fighter 3.

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How do I know when I'll fight Akuma/Gouken at the end of Arcade mode?

Occasionally at the end of Arcade mode, I'll be able to fight Akuma/Gouken in the extra stage after the boss battle (with Seth). Unfortunately, this doesn't quite so often. I've played through Arcade ...
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Street Fighter IV Arcade: What does M Hayate mean?

I've been trying to finish Makoto's challenge/training stages and it asks me to: Jump H Kick Stand M Kick M Hayate I can do all the others but I don't know what M Hayate Means, and I also have ...
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USF4 Matchups with M Bison

What is M. Bison'a best and worst matchup in Ultra Street Fighter 4? I'm not sure which character I go against gives that I easily fall under pressure. Does anyone know?
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What makes some characters better or worse online? [closed]

In Street Fighter some characters are considered stronger online, compared to offline play. Some examples in Street Fighter IV are Dudley and Blanka. Other characters are considered worse online. ...
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Is there any way to make the input for SSFIV moves easier?

I am taking reference of SFXT .. when we select easy input gem (ya our attack goes 10% down) but our input is very simple .. so is there any way like trainer or something else through we can move ...
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Are Street Fighter 4 stages different sizes?

Is there a mechanical difference between the stages in Street Fighter 4? At first glance, they seem to be identical in all but graphical elements and aesthetics. However, I have heard numerous ...
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What are the tiers for characters in Street Fighter 4?

What do people call the 'tiers' for characters in Street Fighter 4 and what are the reasons for some characters for being in higher tiers?
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How does parry work?

I've seen several videos (like Evo finals, etc) in which top players were abble to parry attacks: unlike blocks, parries will avoid you to lose any life (I think). One of the most famous examples, ...
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How should I play Cammy against a patient defensive Guile?

When matching up against defensive Guile players who Throw sonic boom only from long distance. When I get into EX spiral or spin knuckle distance, he just block low and wait. Can block or FADC out ...
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What do the rankings after the match mean?

After each match you are rated on Offense, Defense and Technique. How exactly do these correlate to events during the match and what effect do they have on the points you get for ranked matches?
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Are there any strategies for finding the timing of attacks for character trials?

Having recently switched to fightstick about a year ago I thought it would help with the timing and execution of combos but I'm still having issues with timing and staying persistent for trials. My ...
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What is a tick/tech throw in Street Fighter 4?

I read about tick / tech throws on Street Fighter sites. What is this? Are there differences between the terms I mentioned or do they refer to the same thing?
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Street Fighter IV Achievements on iPhone

When I finish SFIV on iPhone I get presented with a screen that says something along the lines of: "You have unlocked the following achievements blah, blah, blah..." What is the purpose of ...
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Dee Jay taunt to Sagat SFIV

Just playing Street Fighter IV on the iPhone and lost to Dee Jay using Sagat and received the following taunt: "They say you are the king of tigers. Now I know why." I don't understand how this is ...
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What is the proper way for using a special move that requires charging?

I can't say I'm a professional (or even well versed) SF4 player, so pardon any terminology discrepancies I make. Though I've had a copy of SSF4 lying around for quite a while, I've gotten into it ...
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How can I properly perform a move with a full circle instruction?

When I try to perform Zangief's Super attack, I need to perform a full circle movement of the joystick. I am not very experienced with performing such actions and when I try it I end up jumping ...
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How do you make Dragonpunch and similar action?

Maybe I am too new, but I found Dragonpunch's instruction quite confusing. It is a Right, a Down, a Right-Down. But how do you perform this with a PS3 analog stick or joystick? What is the best way ...
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How can I tell who is going to be hit when two players attack together?

Yesterday I was playing SF4 and was using C. Viper. At one point, I started a super/ultra attack but was immediately grappled by Zangief. Shouldn't I have been invincible during the super/ultra ...
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Why do computer opponents use Shoryuken that often? [closed]

I am playing Street Figter 4 on the PS3. I found that when fighting a computer opponent that is controlling a Shoryuken-enabled character, you are very likely to be on the receiving end of a Shoryuken ...
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Graphical glitches

I have graphical glitches when I play Street Fighter IV on PC. Sometimes when I play, the 3D models are like leaking to or from nowhere. An image is worth a thousand words, isn't it. Please visit ...
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How can I prevent the SF4 game engine from misinterpreting special commands?

I play with Ryu and in his footsie game I have to press forward and backward often followed by c.MK, Fireball. My problem is that even if my input is correct (quarter circle forward + HP) the game ...
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Why did Capcom cut the Championship off the Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition?

I need to know why. SF used to provide a key-based championship mode, and it's not in Arcade Edition anymore. I was told that it let cheat happen, but that could be solved without cutting this feature ...
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On what should I rely to time links in the Street Fighter 4 Series?

Street Fighter 4 Series has different kind of links, depending of the frames to perform the following action. The hardest ones being 1-frame links. There are different techniques to stretch this frame ...
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Street fighter 4 on laptop

I just get a street fighter 4 pc version and installed on laptop machine. however, it is really slow. My laptop is 2 dual-core CPU and 3G mem, and with integrated video card... is there any ...
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Who is the final boss of Street Fighter IV?

I'm trying to sign up for the Shoryuken forums to discuss Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and the registration page asks me who the final boss of Street Fighter IV is to prove I'm not a computer. I've never ...
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How to unlock all SF4 characters, on PC?

I'm trying to unlock Akuma and Gouken on SF4 for PC (Steam Version, not Super Street Figher). So far I got Sakura, Dan, Gen, Rose and Fei Long. I explained how to unlock them in the answer. What am ...
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Can you play Street Fighter 4 over LAN?

How to play Street Fighter 4 for PC on LAN?
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Street Fighter 4: what is meant by Technical and Reversal moves?

What moves are considered Technical and Reversal in Street Fighter 4? What do they mean?
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How do I perform directional inputs for Street Fighter 4 on a PC Keyboard?

I play SF4 on a Windows PC using the keyboard. How do I perform moves related to circle movements (ex:- quarter circle fwd, half circle fwd) using the keyboard keys?
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Is Street Fighter IV mulitplayer cross-platform?

I'm considering picking up Street Fighter IV on PC, and I'm wondering: Does the networked multiplayer allow PC users and PS3/Xbox users play together?
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How do I invite a friend to play Super Street Fighter IV?

In regular (not Super) Street Fighter IV you could create player matches. You could make a player match friends-only, invite your friend, and play tons of matches. In Super Street Fighter IV, there ...
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(Super) Street Fighter IV “Option Select” and “Hit Confirm”

What do the two terms "option select" and "hit confirm" mean in the context of Street Fighter IV? Do they carry on to other fighting games?
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Must know tactics for Blanka

So, my Blanka is pretty weak right now. What are some of the key things I need to use to be a good Blanka player? For example: What is Blanka's poke(s)? How do I keep people from hammering on me ...
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Street Fighter 4 normal moves linking

What's the best way to link normal moves? I have been playing Street Fighter 4 for quite some time now, but I always have had trouble learning any combo that isnt two inputs long (for instance: hp ...