An absolutely epic retelling of the origins of Street Fighter 2, straight from the mouths of the people who made it.
I would say that Akira Yasuda is one of the strangest people that I’ve ever met in my life — in the top five.
When Capcom moved its studios to a new building, [Yasuda] went to every floor and laid down to see how it felt to sleep there. Every floor.
At one point, [Yasuda] wanted to live a healthy life, so he said, “OK I’m going to drink milk.” So he’d always buy these little packs of milk. He’d be working, and then he’d reach down to his little milk packs and drink them. Around his desk, he had like 100 of these packs. So he’d grab one, shake it, and whenever he’d find one with milk in it, he’d drink it and put it back, without even looking at it. And he never knew what the expiration dates were. So he started drinking milk to be healthy, but he was always complaining he had diarrhea.
Street Fighter 2: An Oral History via Polygon.
Image credit: Mick McGinty
(Related: I Am Street Fighter, documentary).