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EVO 2012: Results, highlights, and a bittersweet farewell photo
EVO 2012: Results, highlights, and a bittersweet farewell
by Allistair Pinsof

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 every grand final. So much talent on display. It was amazing seeing how much the strategy around these established fighting games have changed since last year. But, above all, it was amazing watching it all unfold with you guys at home, so thanks for joining us in the chat.

Here are the winners of EVO 2012.

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8:00 PM on 07.08.2012

15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash!

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...

Allistair Pinsof

11:45 AM on 07.08.2012

EVO 2012: Day Three

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....

Allistair Pinsof

2:10 AM on 07.08.2012

EVO 2012: Day Two *Updated with winners details*

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 ...

Allistair Pinsof

1:10 AM on 07.07.2012

EVO 2012: Day One *Updated with winners details*

Hey, guys: EVO is here. Join us in the chat, while we watch the Soul Calibur V and Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition semifinals.

Allistair Pinsof

8:55 PM on 07.06.2012

Heihachi and Sony mascot added to PlayStation All-Stars

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...

Allistair Pinsof







A quick guide to popular fighting game people and jargon photo
A quick guide to popular fighting game people and jargon
by Patrick Hancock

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 talking about Pringles? At times, it almost seems like an entirely different language.

That's where this guide comes in. I'll go over a list of important people and vocabulary words for you to know to prepare you for any event, be it a 24/7 open lobby or EVO. I will be focusing heavily on the Street Fighter side of the fighting game community, so I apologize if I left off your favorite BlazBlue player (which is probably Mike Z).

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2:30 PM on 07.06.2012

PlayStation All-Stars release date, pre-order bonuses

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...

Kyle MacGregor

1:30 PM on 07.06.2012

RTX vs EVO: Only one weekend gaming convention can win

If watching fighting game streams coming out of EVO isn't your thing, perhaps Destructoid's RTX event coverage this weekend will be more to your liking. RTX, or Rooster Teeth Expo, is shaping up to be the PAX of the South and...

Allistair Pinsof

10:30 PM on 07.05.2012

EVO begins tomorrow! Join Dtoid for live chat and bears

EVO, the world's premier fighting game tournament, begins tomorrow and will leave our ass black and blue by the time it ends on Sunday night. Remember that thing we did last year where we sat around talking about people who w...

Allistair Pinsof

7:00 PM on 07.05.2012

KOF XIII debuts at EVO, Atlus bringing Persona 4 Arena

EVO 2012 is this weekend, but I'm sure you already knew that. We're counting the hours here at Destructoid and -- hold on. Wait a minute. Just one more second. It's time to GET HYPE! Atlus is already amped for the festivities...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 07.01.2012

I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden to melt brains at EVO 2012

Oh, sh*t. While discussing the Indie Showcase at the upcoming EVO, we failed to mention another little surprise that will be making an appearance. During the July 5 pre-show at 10 PM PST, I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden will be p...

Tony Ponce

9:30 PM on 06.26.2012

EVO 2012's Indie Showcase includes SpyParty and more

Independent games are coming to EVO 2012! And, rather predictably, not everyone is cool with that fact. This year's fighting game tournament will have an Indie Showcase with titles "chosen on the basis of their skill-based an...

Jordan Devore

7:30 PM on 01.31.2012

King of Fighters XIII gets a patch and a price reduction

A patch that primarily focuses on improving the online functionality in The King of Fighters XIII is now live for PlayStation Network and will soon be available on Xbox Live. Here's what it does: Ranked match filtering allow...

Jordan Devore



Hands-on with Parasoul from Skullgirls photo
Hands-on with Parasoul from Skullgirls
by Jesse Cortez

If you are a fan of fighting games, odds are that Skullgirls is on your radar. Developed by Reverge Labs, this upcoming game features gorgeous 2D graphics and a fighting game engine developed by tournament fighter Mike "Mike Z" Zaimont. Amongst my coverage at EVO this year, I had a chance to sit down with Mike Z and check out the recently announced character "Parasoul" from one fighting game fan to another.

Parasoul is the princess of the Canopy Kingdom and was given a special umbrella that allows her to throw balls of napalm that are instrumental to her play style. She also happens to be in charge of the kingdom's military and that command is apparent in her moveset.

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2:15 PM on 08.09.2011

Watch this emotional EVO 2011 'Moments' video

This is a different kind of video. Rather than show the virtual fights of EVO, Richard Li puts the emphasis on the same great moments as they happened off screen. It's about the players, and the community. For anyone that ac...

Jordan Devore