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Guilty Gear EVO

Here's footage of the top eight Guilty Gear EVO tourney


'dat Slayer
Jul 19
// Chris Carter
While most of you were getting pretty crazy about the main tournaments featured at EVO, tons of side tournaments were going on in the background. One of them in particular that I think deserves a special mention is the Guilt...
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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights: The fighting continues!


Game with the Dtoid community!
Jul 19
// mrandydixon
Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! It looks as though the EVO hype train is still charging ahead at full steam within the Destructoid community, as all three major consoles have at least one f...
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EVO 2013

Street Fighter IV champion Xian reflects on EVO 2013


Hold Back to Block interviews the SFIV: AE champ
Jul 17
// Chris Carter
If you were watching EVO 2013, one of the standout performances was DM MCZ (Desperation Move and Mad Catz) | Xian's Gen versus MCZ (Mad Catz)|Tokido's Akuma. To get a bit more background information on what led to his big wi...
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EVO breaks records, viewership 50% higher than last year


1.7 million uniques during the course of the weekend
Jul 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
EVO 2013 has come and gone, and with it records have been smashed. Twitch.TV has informed us there were record breaking viewership numbers for multiple games. The max concurrent viewership for the day was 144,848 people for U...

EVO 2013: Results, highlights, and all the hype

Jul 15 // Wesley Ruscher
Street Fighter IV Arcade: (Top 8 of 1,601 participants) 1. DM|Xian (Gen)2. MCZ|Tokido (Akuma)3. Infiltration (Akuma, Hakan)4. EG|PR Balrog (Balrog)5. Haitani (Makoto)5. HORI|Sako (Ibuki, Evil Ryu)7. AvM|GamerBee (Adon)7. MCZ|Daigo (Ryu) Grand Finals: DM Xian v. MCZ Tokido [embed]258133:49585:0[/embed] Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: (Top 8 of 1,297 participants) 1. EMP|Flocker (Zero, Vergil, Hawkeye)2. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine, Storm, Akuma | Others)3. Angelic (Wolverine, Dormammu, Shuma-Gorath)4. Cloud805 (Zero, Vergil, Dante)5. AGE|NYChrisG (Morrigan, Dr. Doom, Vergil | Others)5. coL|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dormammu, Dr. Doom | Others)7. ATX|Zak (Zero, Vergil, Dante)7. Ranmasama (Haggar, Dormammu, Magneto) Grand Finals: EMP Flocker v. EG Justin Wong [part 1] [embed]258133:49587:0[/embed] [part 2] [embed]258133:49588:0[/embed] Super Smash Bros. Melee: (Top 8 of 696 participants) 1. Mango (Fox, Falco)2. Wobblez (Ice Climbers)3. CT|Hungrybox (Jigglypuff)4. Armada (Peach)5. EMP|Mew2King (Fox, Sheik, Marth)5. VGBC|Dr.PeePee (Falco)7. Ice (Sheik)7. Shroomed (Dr. Mario) Grand Finals: Mango v. Wobblez [embed]258133:49590:0[/embed] Injustice: Gods Among Us: (Top 8 of 582 participants)  1. EMP|KDZ (Superman)2. Crazy DJT 88 (Green Lantern, Doomsday)3. AGE|NYChrisG (Green Arrow, Black Adam)4. EGP|MFSlayer (Superman, Wonder Woman)5. RDK|Godspeed (Black Adam, Aquaman)5. EMPR_Theo (Superman)7. EG|PR Balrog (Killer Frost)7. EMP|REO (Batman) Grand Finals: EMP KDZ v. Crazy DJT 88 [embed]258133:49589:0[/embed] Street Fighter X Tekken: (Top 8 of 545 participants) 1. Infiltration (Jin, Alisa)2. EG|Justin Wong (Hwoarang, Chun-Li)3. MOV (Law, Nina | Law, Cammy)4. LU|Alex Valle (Yoshimitsu, Lars)5. CafeID|Poongko (Nina, Kazuya | Ryu, Kazuya)5. SCE|TZA (Chun-Li, Law)7. Esuta (Law, King | Bob, Law)7. KS|Jibbo (Jin, Sagat) Grand Finals: Infiltration v EG Justin Wong [embed]258133:49595:0[/embed] King of Fighters XII: (Top 8 of 433 participants) 1. AS|Reynald (EX Kyo, Benimaru, Kim | Others)2. Hee San Woo (Ryo, Takuma, Kim | Others)3. CafeID|MadKOF (King, Shen, Kim | Others)4. MCZ|Tokido (EX Iori, Mr. Karate, Kim)5. DM|Xian (EX Iori, EX Kyo, Mr. Karate | Others)5. CafeID|Verna (Kim, Duo Lon, Mr. Karate | Others)7. Fox (Ryo, Mr. Karate, Chin | Others)7. AGE|Romance (King, Yuri, Benimaru) Grand Finals: AS Reynald v. Hee San Woo [part 1] [embed]258133:49591:0[/embed] [part2] [embed]258133:49592:0[/embed] [part 3] [embed]258133:49593:0[/embed] Persona 4 Arena: (Top 8 of 400 participants) 1. Yume (Aigis)2. LordKnight (Mitsuru)3. BananaKen (Shadow Labrys)4. BrkrDave (Teddie)5. Stunedge (Yukiko)5. Die-chan (Mitsuru)7. Spark (Teddie)7. Domi (Akihiko) Grand Finals: Yume v. LordKnight [embed]258133:49594:0[/embed] Tekken Tag Tournament 2: (Top 8 of 355 participants) 1. CafeID|Knee (Lars, Devil Jin | Bruce, Devil Jin)2. Eightarc|Bronson Tran (Ogre, Jinpachi)3. AGE|Stringbean (Alisa, Bob)4. CafeID|Nin (Marduk, Steve)5. MoneyInc|Kayyal (Armor King, King)5. AGE|JustFrameJames (Yoshimitsu, Marshall Law | Hwoarang, Marshall Law)7. MoneyInc|EddieBoyMang (Christie, Eddy)7. Eightarc|Mateo (JACK-6, Feng | Bob, Slim Bob) Grand Finals: CafeID Knee v. Eightarc Bronson [part 1] [embed]258133:49597:0[/embed] [part 2] [embed]258133:49596:0[/embed] Mortal Kombat 9: (Top 8 of 233 participants) 1. Crazy DJT 88 (Cyrax)2. EMP|REO (Kabal)3. My God 88 (Sonya Blade, Liu Kang)4. Forever King 88 (Kung Lao)5. GGA|16-Bit (Kitana)5. FNATIC|Perfect Legend (Kabal, Kung Lao)7. Wound Cowboy 88 (Shang Tsung)7. DetroitBallin (Kabal) Grand Finals: Crazy DJT 88 v. EMP REO [embed]258133:49598:0[/embed] Results and entrance numbers [EventHubs] My favorite matches (aside from the epic Grand Finals) in no particular order. Justin Wong sends Filipino Champ to the loser's bracket in UMvC3 [embed]258133:49599:0[/embed] PR Balrog upsets Infiltration in Semi Finals of Super Street Fighter IV Arcade [embed]258133:49600:0[/embed] Massive group hug at the end of the Skullgirls final [embed]258133:49601:0[/embed]  Biggest troll moment of EVO 2013. Xbox One gets booed by crowd before Killer Instinct demonstration. [embed]258133:49602:0[/embed]  Congrats to all the winners and thanks for all the memories. Can't wait for next year. Feel free to share your favorite moments below. So hype!
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Villains defeated and new heroes crowned
Another year, another Evolution Championship Series under wraps. This year's premiere fighting game tournament was by far the biggest to date boasting over 3,000 participants from over 30 countries, stretching across nine of ...

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Killer Instinct

Chief Thunder teased as next Killer Instinct character


Missing in action since the original KI
Jul 14
// Wesley Ruscher
[Update: Added a video of the KI trailer below. Skip to 0.54 to get to the teaser portion.] Microsoft and Double Helix have been doing their best to keep the hype train rolling for the recently revived Xbox One fighter&n...
EVO 2013 photo
EVO 2013

EVO 2013: Day-three streams, and final results


KOF XIII, SSB Melee, Injustice, Marvel, SF IV finals
Jul 14
// Chris Carter
[Update: All EVO 2013 winners are listed below.] EVO 2013 is nearly at an end, and after a slew of qualifying matches, the finals are ready to drop today. To conclude this year's EVO are the finals for King of Fighters XIII,...
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Come join us for Evo 2013 festivities in San Francisco


Only the hype-est need apply
Jul 14
// Spencer Hayes
I think I've made it pretty clear that I think San Francisco is the best city in America. No, that's not up for debate. To help solidify these claims we've teamed up with Dear Mom in San Francisco to craft the finest Evo 2013...
EVO 2013 photo
EVO 2013

EVO 2013: Day-two streams, schedules, and more


King of Fighters XIII, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Injustice, and Smash Bros. Melee Semi Finals
Jul 14
// Chris Carter
[Update: Today's winners are listed below.] Yesterday was a pretty action packed day at EVO 2013, as we had winners for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4 Arena and Mortal Kombat 9, as well as some progress in the Super...
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$15 DLC coming to PS3, 360, and PC
[Update: Added a video of the panel. There will be new costumes and stages added with this update as well, plus an arcade version will be coming out in Japan.] [Update #2: Capcom-Unity has announced a disc-based version of t...

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EVO 2013

EVO 2013: Day-one streams, schedules, and more


This is gonna be crazy!
Jul 12
// Chris Carter
[Update: Today's winners are listed below.] This year, EVO is going to be insane. I know people say that annually, but really, EVO 2013 has smashed previous attendance records with a whopping 3,538 competitors and 6,097 tour...
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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights: EVO 2013 GET HYPE FIGHTANS


Play games with the Dtoid community!
Jul 12
// mrandydixon
Welcome to another exciting edition of Dtoid's Friday Night Fights! EVO 2013 is this weekend, and the Dtoid crew will be watching it live at Dear Mom in San Francisco tomorrow. Come on down and join the fun! If you're not in ...
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Nintendo and Evo

Nintendo wanted to shut down Smash Bros at Evo entirely


You can't watch what doesn't happen!
Jul 12
// Steven Hansen
A couple days ago, Nintendo ruffled some tail feathers when it tried to ban Evo 2013, the world's largest fighting game tournament, from streaming its Super Smash Bros. Melee finals. This IP controlling move echoed Nintendo's...
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Evo 2013 numbers

Getting hype: Evo 2013 boasts record attendance


Plus, come watch the finals with Destructoid this Sunday in San Francisco!
Jul 12
// Steven Hansen
Evo 2013 has recently been in the news after Nintendo banned the world's biggest fighting game tournament from streaming Super Smash Bros. Melee after fans raised almost $100,000 for breast cancer research to get the game inc...
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News on Injustice DLC

New Injustice DLC character trailer to premiere at EVO


Who's on first?
Jul 10
// Steven Hansen
Last week, NetherRealm creative director Ed Boon assured us that General Zod wouldn't be the last character added to the DC Comics fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us despite being the last of the first planned batch of fighters...
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Nintendo Evo uh oh
[Update: There's a petition to convince Nintendo to allow Melee back in the Evo stream. Sign it if you're feeling proactive!] [Update #2: Nintendo has reversed its decision! They're now allowing Melee to stream at Evo this ye...

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FIGHT!

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup


A surprising but welcome late addition
May 08
// Allistair Pinsof
After fans of NetherRealm's Injustice made noise about it not being part of EVO 2013's eight-game lineup, the fighting game tournament will now feature the excellent DC Universe fighter, according to EVO lead organizer Joey &...
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Dtoid Memories

Dtoid Memories: Look ma, I'm a games journalist!


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Mar 15
// Jesse Cortez
[Destructoid turns seven this Saturday, and all month long Dtoiders have been sharing their favorite memories from their time in the community over in our Cblogs. Here's a wonderful story from former Dtoid staffer Jesse "Tact...
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Skullgirls at Evo

Skullgirls will have an Evo side tournament


Top eight will be streamed
Feb 05
// Patrick Hancock
As a way of saying thanks for raising over $78,000 in the Evo charity drive for breast cancer research, Evo will be helping out Skullgirls at this year's tournament. Skullgirls will get its own dedicated equipment t...
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Squigly

Skullgirls' first DLC character is called Squigly


Squigly Squigly Squigly Squigly Squigly
Feb 02
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
While I'm happy to see Super Smash Bros. Melee finally appear in a major tournament, it does suck for some of the other games I was routing for. Specifically, Skullgirls. I met MikeZ, the developer of Skullgirls, a couple of ...
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EVO 2k13

Super Smash Bros. Melee will be the eighth EVO game


Registration for EVO now open too
Feb 01
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
The EVO charity drive has raised an amazing $225,744 for breast cancer research. Yay! And the game that brought in the most donations to become the eight game that will be played in the tournament? Super Smash Bros. Melee for...

EVO 2012: Results, highlights, and a bittersweet farewell

Jul 09 // Allistair Pinsof
Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition 1. WW|Infiltration (Akuma)2. AVM|GamerBee (Adon)3. CVPR|PR Balrog (Balrog)4. eLive|Xiaohai (Cammy)5. MCZ|Daigo (Ryu)5. HumanBomb (Sakura)7. BT|Dieminion (Guile)7. TH|Poongko (Seth) Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 1. coL.cc|Filipino Champ (Magneto, Dormammu, Dr. Doom | Others)2. LXG|Infrit (Spencer, Nova, Sentinel)3. FC|NYChrisG (Akuma, Dr. Doom, Morrigan | Others)4. coL.cc|Combofiend (Nova, Spencer, Hawkeye | Others)5. TA|Frutsy (MODOK, Captain America, Taskmaster)5. Flocker (Zero, Hawkeye, Vergil | Others) 7. EG|Justin Wong (Wolverine, Storm, Akuma | Others)7. Y2J (Wolverine, Spencer, Magneto) King of Fighters XIII 1. CafeID|MadKOF (Duo Lon, Chin, Kim)2. IGL|Bala (Billy, Takuma, Shen | Others)3. CafeID|Verna (Duo Lon, Shen, Kim | Others)4. CafeID|Guts (EX Iori, Saiki, Shen | Others)5. vVv|Romance (King, Benimaru, Yuri | Others)5. CafeID|Lacid (Kyo, Ash, Kim)7. AS|Reynald (Mr. Karate, Benimaru, Kim)7. Yang Yao Ren (Mr. Karate, Hwa, Mature) Mortal Kombat 9 1. EMP|Perfect Legend (Kung Lao)2. vVv|CD Jr. (Kabal, Jax, Rain)3. Pig of the Hut (Kenshi, Mileena)4. IGL|Mit (Johnny Cage, Reptile, Scorpion, Stryker)5. CoCo|4EverKing (Sonya, Kung Lao, Kenshi)5. EGP|XBlades (Lui Kang)7. EGP|Tyrant (Jax)7. CoCo|M2Dave (Freddy) Soul Calibur V 1. Shining Decopon (Tira)2. Shen Chan (Cervantes)3. Something-Unique (Pyrrha)4. Woahhzz (Patroklos A)5. CRNA|Ruka (Patroklos)5. Xephukai (Astaroth, Patroklos)7. Kamaage (Mitsurugi)7. CafeID|Kura (Patroklos) [Results via EventHubs] Highlights [embed]230955:44321:0[/embed] UMVC3 - TTC Noah vs DevilSepiroth [embed]230955:44322:0[/embed] SSFIVAE - Justin Wong vs Hsien Chang (Quarter Finals) [embed]230955:44323:0[/embed] UMVC3 - ComboFiend vs KaneBlueRiver [embed]230955:44325:0[/embed] SSFIVAE - PR Balrog vs RZR Fuudo [embed]230955:44326:0[/embed] VF5 - RZR Itazan vs Shironuko (Grand Final) [embed]230955:44327:0[/embed]  SCV - Shining Decopon vs Shen Chan (Grand Final) [embed]230955:44328:0[/embed] SSFIVAE - Gamerbee vs. Daigo Umehara (Quarter Finals) [embed]230955:44329:0[/embed] SSFIVAE - Dieminion vs Fuudo (Quarter Finals) [embed]230955:44330:0[/embed] KOFXIII - Bala vs. MadKOF (Grand Final) [embed]230955:44331:0[/embed] MK9 - KN EMP PerfectLegend  vs vVv Nos CD JR (Grand Final) [Thanks to CoruptAI125 and I Palindrome I for suggesting highlight clips]
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Some major players were steamrolled, some new champions were crowned, and lots of salt was poured on the ever passionate EVO fans. For the first time ever, I watched EVO day 3 stream from beginning to end and enjoyed watching...

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15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash!


Jul 08
// Allistair Pinsof
Watch Flash get his ass beat by Superman, in this lengthy EVO gameplay demo of NetherRealm's upcoming DC superhero fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us. This demo is very similar to the one I saw at E3. However, I actually got h...
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EVO 2012: Day Three


Jul 08
// Allistair Pinsof
Does you back hurt from being hunched over your computer all weekend? Have been you drunk since Friday afternoon? Are you ready top-tier MODOK play? If you answered "yes" to all three, then you can only be in the right place....
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EVO 2012: Day Two *Updated with winners details*


Jul 08
// Allistair Pinsof
Upset Poongko is upset. After some tense SSFIVAE matches last night, today will be a bit more mellow with Mortal Kombat 9 and King of Fighters XIII semifinals. But, don't you worry, the trash talking and hype will come again ...
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EVO 2012: Day One *Updated with winners details*


Jul 07
// Allistair Pinsof
Hey, guys: EVO is here. Join us in the chat, while we watch the Soul Calibur V and Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition semifinals.
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Heihachi and Sony mascot added to PlayStation All-Stars


Jul 06
// Allistair Pinsof
Tekken's Heihachi and Sony's Japanese feline mascot Toro Inoue are the latest additions to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's roster. Alongside a lengthy EVO exhibition of these two new characters, a new stage was shown o...

A quick guide to popular fighting game people and jargon

Jul 06 // Patrick Hancock
Important People This list is a quick "who's who" of the fighting game world. There are a ton of people who are probably worth mentioning, but I'm keeping it to the short list. These are the folks who will likely have the most commotion around them during the bigger tournaments like EVO.  Alex Valle - Alex is probably the oldest on this list, playing in the old arcades before these other young whippersnappers could say "Shoryuken." He has, as far as I know, always stuck with Ryu and continues to impress. Never count him out because of his age; if anything, he has the most experience!  Daigo Umehara, aka "The Beast" - Daigo is often regarded as one of the best Street Fighter players in the world. He hails from Japan and is perhaps best known for performing "Evo Moment #37." If you haven't seen that video by now, go watch it immediately. He has a ton of accolades under his belt and you can just about always expect to see him in the finals.  Fuudo - Last year's winner of SFIV at EVO. He played Fei Long, thought to be the best character at the time, and won pretty convincingly with a 3-0 over Latif. Fei Long has since been nerfed, so it'll be interesting to see if he sticks with the character or moves on.  Gootecks (twitter)  - The other half of Mike Ross (see below) and also works for Cross Counter TV. He stepped down from his position back in March, but just recently came back into the fighting game community. Known for playing Balrog (Boxer) in Street Fighter IV.  James Chen (twitter) - One of the two best commentators in the community. His knowledge of the SFIV series is perhaps unmatched by anyone else. He has an inexplicable ability to detail what just happened and why it didn't happen another way. Combines with Ultra David (see below) to form Ultra Chen, an unstoppable commentating machine.  Justin Wong (twitter) - An overall great player. He has an innate ability to become great at any fighting game he sets out to play. He didn't manage to crack the top ten in SFIV at EVO last year, but his Adon and Rufus play is top notch. One of the most well-known US players on the scene.  Latif - The underdog that took second place at last year's EVO in SFIV while playing C. Viper. He eliminated Tokido, Daigo, and Poongko in order to get into the grand finals, accruing perhaps the most powerful "defeat list" I've ever seen.  Mike Ross (twitter) - Perhaps most famous for his "Adventures of Mike Ross and Gootecks" series, Mike Ross is often a fan favorite. He currently works for Cross Counter TV. Known for playing E.Honda in Street Fighter IV. I'd highly recommend checking out the documentary about him, FOCUS, over on the G4 website. Whenever you see someone giving him a nickname like Mike "The Machine" Ross, it's an ongoing joke that literally anything and everything can be his nickname.  Poongko (twitter) - Poongko made a huge splash at last year's EVO with his incredibly Seth play in Super Street Fighter IV. He pulled off a Perfect round against Daigo and eventually knocked him down into the loser's bracket. Seth is a very risky character to use, so his return into the top 10 isn't as concrete as with other players, but I wouldn't be surprised to see him back.  Tokido aka The MurderFace - Best known for his Akuma play, Tokido is an extremely good player from Japan. Perhaps my favorite Tokido moment is from this video at the end, in which he wins a match and stands in front of the projector screen so the Akuma symbol lands on his back. So cool!  Tom Brady (twitter) - One of the best Mortal Kombat players out there. He's been a large influence on the MK9 scene since its inception and makes a good player and commentator for the game. He knows just about every move property there is within Mortal Kombat 9.  Ultra David (twitter) - The other of the two best commentators in the community. When combined with James Chen (see above), they create the most intelligent and well-versed commentating team possible. Known to use lesser-played characters like Dan or Hakan. Always looks professional. Jargon and Colloquialisms The following is a list of vocabulary words you may encounter when watching fighting game streams. This by no means covers every word you'll encounter, but this is a great start and should adequately prepare you moving forward. Bodied (verb) - When someone gets bodied, it means that they are being absolutely dominated in the match. Justin Wong just got bodied by Daigo, two Perfects! Combo (noun) - String of continuous moves that connect together with no time in between for the opponent to escape. That was a 60-hit combo!! DHC (noun) - Delayed Hyper Combo. In team games like the Marvel vs. Capcom series, this is caused by triggering one character's Hyper Combo, and while it is still occurring the player inputs the motion for another character's Hyper, allowing them to come out and take the first character's place, along with performing their Hyper Combo. Dropped Combo (noun) - When a player mistimes their combo input, allowing their opponent to escape or block. I can't believe Poongko dropped that combo, he usually nails it! Empty Jump (noun) - Jumping and landing without using a move in the air. Often used as a surprise, since the opponent will often expect a move to come out in the air. That empty jump into a throw just caught his opponent off guard. Exposed (verb) - When a player, usually one of high skill level, loses very convincingly. Usually uttered as an insult. Daigo just lost to a scrub! EXPOSED! FGC (noun) - Fighting Game Community. Footsies (noun) - A series of pokes and counter pokes while both characters move back and forth, each testing their opponent and getting an idea of how good they are at spacing. Free (adjective) - Easy to beat; A "free" victory. Man, that Rose player was so free. I got two Perfects against them! Hype (noun) - Excitement. So much hype surrounded this matchup! Hype (verb) - Excited. GET HYPE! Link (noun) - In Street Fighter IV, linking is another way to combo. Comboing one move into another after the move is finished animating is called a link. Regular combos often involve cancelling one move animation into another, instead of waiting for it to finish like in links. (thanks to DaRabidDuckie for the correction! I have been EXPOSED!) He dropped his combo because it's hard to do that one-frame link. OCV (noun) - One Character Victory. When a team of players wins without their first member ever having to switch out. I can't believe Team Evil Geniuses just OCV'd! Option Select (noun) - Most fighting games allow for the player to quickly input motions that technically allow for two moves to potentially come out. If the first move won't connect, the second inputted move will come out. The most basic example is also called crouch-teching, accomplished by holding block and tapping throw as you block each move. If their attack connects, you will block; if they drop their combo and mess up the timing, your throw will come out. OTG (adjective) - Off the Ground. A move property that will pop the opponent up from the ground, allowing the combo to continue. He can use his Super Combo into an OTG and then continue to do damage. Poke (noun) - A single button, usually long-range move that players will use in order to keep their spacing. Can often lead into a combo. Pringles (adjective) - Awesome; amazing. See: this infamous video. (Note: This entire video is often quoted during matches) That shit is so Pringles! Runback (noun) - Another word for rematch. Often combined with salty for the term "salty runback." Let's get a runback with that Hakan player, he was good! Salty (adjective) - Referring to the salt in ones tears, someone who is "salty" is angry from a recent loss. Man, Mike Ross sure is salty after that loss to Ryu. Spacing (noun)­ - The distance between the two characters. Most players know how close they need to be for specific moves to connect and will be constantly moving in and out of a certain range. Justin Wong's spacing has been superb this entire match. SPD (noun) - Short for Spinning Pile Driver, one of Zangeif's moves. Another way to say 360 motion. Can you SPD from that distance? SPD (verb) - Performing a 360 motion with the controller. He just got SPD'd! Stream Monster (noun) - People who tune in to watch fighting game streams and mostly complain about how poor the competitors are performing, implying they could do better when we all know they can't. Those stream monsters sure are hungry tonight! Tiger Knee Motion (verb) - A shortcut for a specific controller input. Instead of jumping and then inputting a Shoryuken motion, a tiger knee motion can be performed, completing both the jump and Shoryuken input in one motion. Reference to Sagat's Tiger Knee move. See: tutorial video.  Is it possible to tiger-knee that move? Zoning (verb) - Zoning is accomplished by launching as many projectiles as possible to keep the opponent at bay. Arthur's zoning is just too strong for Haggar to get in without assists. As I mentioned, there will likely be more words and people that you don't recognize which are still absent from this list, but this should let you feel way more comfortable while watching the fighting game streams. You can even start using them yourselves and start to fit in more! If there are any important words you feel I've missed feel free to add them into the comments!
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EVO 2012 is right around the corner and if you're planning on tuning in, it's easy to get lost in much of the jargon and colloquialisms thrown around on the Internet streams. What the heck is a DHC? Why does that guy keep tal...

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PlayStation All-Stars release date, pre-order bonuses


Jul 06
// Kyle MacGregor
EVO is upon us and even Sony is getting hype. On the eve of this weekend's festivities the platform holder has some major announcements for their forthcoming fighting game, detailing both PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's...






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