In a perfect world, we'd all solve our problems with a well-placed Hadouken. Sadly, there's just no way to conjure up enough chi to throw one of those suckers at everyone who deserves it. There's just one way to approximate the satisfaction of a real-life ultra combo: Thanks to the wonders of gamers with digital cameras and too much time on their hands, we've been treated to a number of IRL fighting-game re-enactments. Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Tekken, and more are respectfully represented through these real-life takes on digital beatdowns. It's probably for the best that these are camera magic, though—we imagine there'd be a lot more back-alley brawls if name tags, health bars, and special meters accompanied them. But enough talking...FIGHT!

By Elton R. Jones