Stiq Figures, April 15 - 21: Animated backgrounds edition

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Stiq Figures, April 15  21 Animated backgrounds edition
Reddit user RudeBootie recently offered up a collection of fighting game backgrounds as animated GIFs in an Imgur album, 125 of them to be exact, each just begging to be picked as your new desktop wallpaper.

Once each game's HUD and characters are stripped away, the locales of these fighting games appears much more serene and less chaotic. Perhaps that's an artistic statement on the merits of choosing peace over war. Or maybe we've been looking at these pictures for far too long.

3DS LL: 57,089 [UP] 28,950 (102.88%)
3DS: 18,833 [UP] 249 (1.34%)
Vita: 15,011 [UP] 899 (6.37%)
PS3: 13,915 [DOWN] 124 (0.88%)
Wii U: 8,798 [DOWN] 1,186 (11.88%)
PSP: 7,816 [UP] 250 (3.30%)
Wii: 1,379 [DOWN] 4 (0.29%)
Xbox 360: 515 [UP] 23 (4.67%)

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