For over two decades, it has been an established fact that each game in the Street Fighter series will inevitably receive multiple iterations — with each updated edition adding new characters, stages, and gameplay tweaks. Many wondered if this would continue with Street Fighter V, but even before the game’s launch, Capcom assured fans that, instead of having to buy an entirely new SFV title, they would receive additions through DLC.Capcom’s statement about how SFV would be updated wasn’t enough for some as rumors recently popped up that a “Super Street Fighter V” was being developed. Before these reports were able to gain any traction, Capcom killed them outright by reiterating its previous statement that Street Fighter V would be the only version to be released.Capcom’s Matt Dahlgren made it very clear to EventHubs that there will never be a Super Street Fighter V.“We’re always looking at how we can innovate on the series model while keeping an eye on how receptive fans would be to a new type of offering for a Street Fighter game,” said Dahlgren. “Street Fighter V innovated on the series model by being a service-based platform, with earnable post-launch content. Even now, the price point of the main retail offering has dropped, which is essentially the starter version of the game. However, even if we come up with new models, we are still committed to our promise that the initial release is still the only version you’ll ever need to own with all game updates and balance adjustments available for free.”Given the history of Street Fighter, it’s easy to understand why this rumor would manifest. However, Capcom’s approach to Street Fighter V proves that the company has no reason to release a “Super” version of the game. This year alone saw the introduction of new characters, modes, stages, alternate costumes, and more. All of these add-ons were made available via DLC, not through a new game.Capcom could always change course with SFV, but for now, it seems to be committed to keeping its promise. Don’t hold your breath for a Super Street Fighter V, people.
McDonald’s Plans to Serve AI Voice Technology at Drive ThruCIMON Returns to Earth After 14 Months on ISS Let us know what you like about Geek by taking our survey. Tech titans and global corporations are not the only ones susceptible to privacy breaches.New research from the University of Arkansas examines how people react when information they consider secret is made public by someone they trust.Social media has made it all too easy to share details of one’s own personal and professional life—not to mention the lives of friends and family. But what happens when, say, a happy couple broadcast news of their pregnancy to close confidants, without setting clear boundaries for repeating the announcement?That’s what Lindsey Aloia wondered.An assistant professor of communication at UA, Aloia investigated this question within the context of communication privacy management theory (CPM).According to this theory, private information is a possession—like a car, phone, or sweater. When shared, the receiver of said information becomes a “co-owner.”The original possessor, however, carried certain, often implicit, expectations about how their intelligence is shared or used. And when these undisclosed rules are violated, the initial secret-holder experiences so-called “boundary turbulence.”At which point the parties involved can examine their relationship and renegotiate privacy rules, or let this misunderstanding fester and eventually ruin the connection.Aloia’s findings, based on a survey of 216 college students, favor the latter; she explained that privacy breaches tend to damage, rather than strengthen, relationships.In fact, participants reported feelings of anger, fear, and sadness when their information was leaked without permission; the larger the breach, the more intense the emotions.And it doesn’t get much larger than Facebook and Twitter.“Social media has changed the way we think about private information, so it’s changed the way we negotiate privacy boundaries as well,” Aloia said in a statement.Posting an embarrassing story of a friend or an awkward photo of a family member may seem like a harmless joke. But information shared to a social network spreads faster than you can say “meme,” and the result can easily damage even the most stable relationships.So next time you dig up a hilariously humiliating snapshot or are entrusted with an exciting revelation, think twice before sharing it with the world. (Or, better yet, just ask.)“Although it takes coordination at the start, it’s an important step in the process,” Aloia urged. Stay on target