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SNK

One of SNK's best fighting games is coming to PS4, Vita

SNK used to be a powerhouse back in the day. The very first fighting game I can recall playing isn't Street Fighter, but King of Fighters at a Fun Factory -- I picked Andy Bogard and didn't really like him, eventually gravitating ...

 
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Dead or Alive 5

Dead or Alive 5 gets another absurd $93 costume pass

Does it feel like Dead or Alive 5 has been out forever? That's because it has. Originally released in 2012 (in North America before Japan, by the way) the game has been getting boat loads of DLC, updates, and re-releases, with the last vers...

 
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SFV Guile

New trailer reveals that Guile is still into Sonic Booms, hairstyle maintenance

Something about Guile's new look just seems off to me. He looks more like a pushy TSA agent who is way too into his job than a military badass. Maybe it's the lack of camouflage pants? In any case, he still has the moves. This new characte...

 
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Street Fighter V update

Street Fighter V's April update adds Guile and a 'rage quit' solution

For a guy in his mid-50s, Guile is looking ripped! He's next in line to join the Street Fighter V roster and will arrive later this month as part of an update that also introduces the Air Force Base stage, addresses rage quitters, and touch...

 
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Street Fighter V

Modder creates 3rd Strike rendition of Alex for Street Fighter V PC

Modder PFunk took it upon themselves to create a pair of 3rd Strike mods for Street Fighter V, which should have fans turning their heads. First off is the Alex appearance mod, which keeps his new moveset but changes his look to better...

 
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Sup Holmes

Fish Slapping and Fighting Game design with Kerfuffle dev Nathan Ranney

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over folks! The rerun sho...

 
Alex in SFV
Okay, I'll level with you. I'm not a professional at Street Fighter V. What I am pretty good at is being decent. I've collected resources that have helped me go from "utterly hopeless" as an Alex player to "hey, I think I understand this guy!" and now I'm here to pass the knowledge on to you!   read

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KoF goes 3D

Atlus is localizing The King of Fighters XIV

Atlus is bringing The King of Fighters XIV to the Americas later this year on PlayStation 4. This is the first game in the main series that ditches sprites and instead opts to go fully 3D, as the Maximum Impact spinoffs were in 3D pre...

 
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Touhou Sky Arena

Touhou fighting game delayed in Japan for 'last-minute adjustments'

Originally slated for a May 6 release on PS4, Touhou Sky Arena is now being pushed back to a "May window." Developer Area Zero cites "last-minute adjustments" for the title, with nothing in specific. So if you were planning on download...

 
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Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V glitch allows players to select previous patch iterations

As most hardcore Street Fighter fans know, some previous Capcom games have had a system similar to the new Mortal Kombat, in that players can select multiple iterations, or versions of characters -- whether it's from past patches or previou...

 
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Skullgirls

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to PC as a paid update on April 13

Lab Zero has announced that Skullgirls 2nd Encore, an updated version of Skullgirls Encore that includes new features, will be making its way to PC this week. 2nd Encore was originally released for PS4 last year and introduced all of the D...

 
KI Season 3 Review
If you tried to tell me that they were going to resurrect Killer Instinct as a free-to-play game and have it be successful, I simply wouldn't believe you. The original had all but faded into obscurity outside of the "c-c-c-combo breaker!" meme that permeated the Internet.  Yet, here we are, with Season 3 upon us, and it's one of my favorite fighting games on the market.   read

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Fighting Games

Nitroplus Blasterz out now in Europe, Australia

The wait is over. Nitroplus Blasterz has finally made its way to Europe and Australia. Marvelous published the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 fighting game in PAL territories on Thursday, following up on the North American and Ja...

 
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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is having a new character reveal this month

Square Enix is still ramping up production of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade, even though the full launch roster is complete with one representative of every core entry up to XIV, and Ramza from Tactics. They've just announced that on A...

 
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Killer Instinct

See how Killer Instinct has been upgraded visually

Killer Instinct just had a recent update that brought it into Season 3, alongside of a whole bunch of roster updates. But that's not the only thing it has, as the Iron Galaxy team has also upgraded the game's visuals, which includes bo...

 
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Street Fighter

Street Fighter boss would love to see 'Nintendo vs. Capcom'

StreetPass UK managed to catch up with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono, and among other things, chatted up the possibility of another crossover game. When asked about a mashup, Ono excitedly stated that he'd love to see a "Nintendo vs...

 
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Tekken 7

Heihachi looks ridiculous in his new Tekken 7 outfit

The Tekken series is still alive and well with the seventh iteration in Japanese arcades, alongside of the upcoming Fated Retribution update that will bring in some new content in addition to the obvious party crashing by Akuma. N...

 
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Pokken

Pokken Tournament update tunes down Shadow Mewtwo

Pokkén Tournament is a pretty fun little fighter, but Bandai Namco is keen on tweaking it a bit based on player feedback, as evidenced by a new upcoming patch. For starters, Shadow Mewtwo will be toned down, mostly removing his ...

 
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CAPCOM

Senior Capcom designer leaves for SNK Playmore

Hidetoshi "Neo G" Ishizawa has departed Capcom for a new position at SNK Playmore. Though Ishizawa may not be as familiar a name as, say, Yoshinori Ono, the fact remains he's been with Capcom since 1995 and has credits on a myriad of belove...

 
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Skullgirls

Skullgirls is finally hitting PS Vita this week

At long last, Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to PlayStation Vita this week. The portable version was initially supposed to launch last summer, but developer Lab Zero Games, by its own admission, "grossly underestimated" just how much work ...

 
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Nintendo

Not April Fools': Nintendo will mail you a Shadow Mewtwo card for Pokken Tournament

Nintendo has always made it clear that prospective Pokken Tournament buyers would only get the Shadow Mewtwo card if they bought the game physically, but it's going the extra mile with a new promotion. Provided that you have signed up for t...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Melty Blood strikes Steam on April 19

Melty Blood Actress Again is coming to Steam on April 19, Arc System Works has announced. The fighting game is the third in a series based on Type-Moon visual novels Tsukihime and Kagetsu Tohya, the first of which was re...

 
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CAPCOM

Street Fighter V DLC character Alex out today

Alex may be inspired by Hulk Hogan, but he isn't making headlines today by trying to destroy a gossip rag for leaking his sex tape. No, the man, the myth, the legend is now playable in Street Fighter V. The beefy grappler, who you might rem...

 
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Killer Instinct

New single-player mode teased for Killer Instinct

Microsoft managed to sneak in a hint of a new mode (which was previously leaked) in its launch trailer for Killer Instinct, and now it's spilling the beans. It looks like "Shadow Lords" is on the way, which will add a brand new single-playe...

 
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MKXL patch

Mortal Kombat XL patch takes a crowbar to the DLC characters

A fresh patch went live for MKXL today and it was a bloodbath. As foretold in my prophetic impressions piece at the beginning of the month, the day of reckoning has come for the DLC characters introduced in Kombat Pack 2. While th...

 
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Naruto Gaara DLC

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 getting Gaara's Tale DLC

CyberConnect2's 3D fighter Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is getting DLC on Dark Souls Day, April 12. My birthday, incidentally. You only have a couple more weeks to shop. The second $10 DLC piece contains "Gaara’s Tale Ext...

 
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct PC launches today alongside of Season 3

So long as you're willing to put up with Windows 10, Killer Instinct is available right now on PC as a free download. Microsoft notes that if you're having trouble finding it on the store, you can click the link on this page to go to t...

 
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Street Fighter V

You will dig these new Street Fighter V costumes

A lot of past Street Fighter costumes have been penny-pinching garbage, but it looks like Capcom put some real effort into these! Street Fighter V's big update is launching alongside of Alex, but the publisher has decided to defer the ...

 
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Killer Instinct S3

Hey, that's totally Gargos in this Killer Instinct Season 3 trailer

Tomorrow is Killer Instinct Season 3 day. To celebrate, I brought you this helpful launch trailer which recaps a lot of familiar ground at a quick pace and also throws down some notable dates. As far as new characters, expect to find Kim W...

 
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Tekken

Wow, Akuma's appearance in Tekken is really faithful

So uh, hey! Akuma is in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, which is currently in Japanese arcades now. But it's not just a half-assed homage, as Bandai Namco has basically translated his entire set of animations from Street Fighter IV. Want proof...

 

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iam16bit

North American Splatfest for May is Fancy Party Costume Party!

 
siddartha85

Just got back from launching tons of self-destructs in Probably going back Took out a whole team with one self-destruct and took the play of the This game keeps surprising

 
SpielerDad

I dont celebrate Cinco de Mayo for the same reasons why I dont celebrate Bastille

 
klaw616

Persona 5 looks goddamn amazing

 
lewness

The fire has been Thank you Dark Souls Youre only the other Souls(y) game I beat aside from Bloodborne (platted it though) but Id like to go back to the older games some DS3 plat some time but for now, imma get some Ratchet and

 
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When people reply to months old joke comments with essays about how SJWs are ruining the world and that you should take censorship more

 
Niwannabe

I cant believe Lincoln got assassinated at the What a lazy

 
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Civil War Spoilers in the

 
King Kaiser

Civil War Spoilers: Kylo Ren kills Abraham

 
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Any DTOIDers want to play the Overwatch Beta on PC? My username is

 
Pixie The Fairy

Friendly reminder not to spoil Civil Unless were talking about the actual US Civil War, you can spoil that all you Everyone had well over a century to catch

 
Dwavenhobble

Will be very Glad when Overwatch is a retail title release as the standard of play will hopefully go I mean it can hardly go down from a Healer running round all game using their crap pistol to try and shoot people and never healing at

 
Perro

Well would you look at the time!

 
TheLimoMaker

Im glad that Sony are releasing their heavy-hitting exclusives this year so that I have enough time to save up for an Xbox One/Scalebound bundle next Though while I think I have it all planned out, Im sure something will f*ck it

 
OverlordZetta

Maybe Power Rangers doesnt need good When Japan decided to make big budget Kamen Rider movies, sure, they had great suits, but they turned Kamen Rider into a teacher hot for student and threw in random idols, nanomachines, and horror subplots!

 
Sr Churros

OOOOOOH YEAH GOT PSO2 RUNNING AGAIN! Expect guide soon!

 
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So this is

 
OrochiLeona

So, a lot of people enjoying Overwatch

 
Larxinostic

Good day to you! The sixth blog in my OST series is live for your Thanks for any feedback! =) It concerns a recent entry in a flagship niche Whatre your favorite less-known game series?

 
TheStantonator

Since I missed the boat on the discussion and with Far Harbor coming out soon, what did everyone think of Fallout 4? I personally found it very repetitive and gave up on it after 30 or so hours having become bored with the go here, kill this

 
jak2364

The Legacy Of Kain series needs a remastered collection cause Im too lazy to use Xpadder for proper controller Ah well, guess Ill crawl on back to my Doom series

 
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Got the job I interviewed for, and things are looking good!

 
Parismio

Ugh, overwatch is so hype!

 
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Hey dudes, is Murdered: Soul Suspect any good? Worth £8? Been eyeing it for ages but always put it

 
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Go to your Youtube library on the left side of the homepage, click on Liked videos, scroll down to the very first video you ever liked, and post it

 
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So, I was on the bus today, and there was this high school kid talking about how he needs to have bad grades, so it fits with the brand identity of his virgining rap Thats a new

 
TheStantonator

Overwatch is the Havent been this addicted to a game since World of

 
Sir Shenanigans

Persona people: is 5, having never played one of the previous games, something I could jump into? In terms of narrative? I just love the look of it, super stylish!

 

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