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Friday Night Fights

Friday Night Fights: EVO 2013 GET HYPE FIGHTANS


Play games with the Dtoid community!
Jul 12
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 ... read
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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
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... read
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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
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... read
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News on Injustice DLC

New Injustice DLC character trailer to premiere at EVO


Who's on first?
Jul 10
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... read
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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... read feature

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FIGHT!

Injustice added to EVO 2013's official lineup


A surprising but welcome late addition
May 08
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 &... read
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Dtoid Memories

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


Promoted from our Community Blogs!
Mar 15
[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... read
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Skullgirls at Evo

Skullgirls will have an Evo side tournament


Top eight will be streamed
Feb 05
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... read
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Squigly

Skullgirls' first DLC character is called Squigly


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Feb 02
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 ... read
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EVO 2k13

Super Smash Bros. Melee will be the eighth EVO game


Registration for EVO now open too
Feb 01
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... read
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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... read feature

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15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash!


Jul 08
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... read
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EVO 2012: Day Three


Jul 08
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.... read
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EVO 2012: Day Two *Updated with winners details*


Jul 08
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 ... read
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EVO 2012: Day One *Updated with winners details*


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


Jul 06
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... read
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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... read feature

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PlayStation All-Stars release date, pre-order bonuses


Jul 06
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... read
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RTX vs EVO: Only one weekend gaming convention can win


Jul 06
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... read
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EVO begins tomorrow! Join Dtoid for live chat and bears


Jul 05
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... read
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KOF XIII debuts at EVO, Atlus bringing Persona 4 Arena


Jul 05
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... read
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I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden to melt brains at EVO 2012


Jul 01
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... read
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EVO 2012's Indie Showcase includes SpyParty and more


Jun 26
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... read
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King of Fighters XIII gets a patch and a price reduction


Jan 31
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... read
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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 ... read feature

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Watch this emotional EVO 2011 'Moments' video


Aug 09
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... read
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EVO 2011 smashes online viewership records


Aug 05
EVO Championship Series 2011 has ended on a particularly high note this year. The event was streamed online to more than two million viewers over the course of three days, destroying previous known records of a competitive ga... read
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For my last scheduled interview at Evo2k11, I spoke briefly with the associate producer of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Derek Neal. We discussed the lengths that Capcom went to in order to make sure th... read feature

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Street Fighter X Tekken grudge match with Seth Killian


Aug 04
At E3 this year, Destructoid brought you a close look at Street Fighter X Tekken with the Destructoid vs Capcom tournament between Jonathan Holmes, Seth Killian, and myself. Though it was the first time that Jonathan had pla... read
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Evo2k11: Street Fighter III Online Edition DLC detailed


Aug 03
If you didn't already know Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition is going to support DLC to help offset the fact that it's Capcom USA's highest-budgeted downloadable game to date. At their Street Fighter III: 3rd Stri... read
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You can't talk about the fighting game scene in America without mentioning Capcom's special combat adviser, Seth Killian. He's done it all, from competing in tournaments himself and organizing EVO, to working on Capcom'... read feature

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Outside of my scheduled time with Capcom representatives, I also had a chance to wander around the show floor and interview several attendees. The first interview was with Alex Valle, also known as "Mr. Street... read feature







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