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Watch Firion smack up Lightning in this Dissidia Final Fantasy vignette

l'Cie? More like l'Lame
Nov 13
// Chris Carter
I think one of my favorite pastimes, as I've come to realize over the years, is watching character-specific trailers for fighting games and brawlers. It may seem excessive for those of you who don't partake in these genres, t...
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Pokken Tournament strikes Wii U spring 2016

Japanese debut slated for March 18
Nov 12
// Kyle MacGregor
The Wii U version of The Pokémon Company and Bandai Namco's fighter Pokkén Tournament will debut in Japan on March 18 and sometime in the spring across Europe and North America. An amiibo card for Shadow Mewtwo will be included with first-run copies of the game worldwide. Nintendo says the creature can also be unlocked sans card "after you fulfill certain conditions."
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Street Fighter V

Watch a complete breakdown of Street Fighter V's Dhalsim

He moves with one foot
Nov 11
// Chris Carter
Dhalsim is a relatively new reveal for Street Fighter V, and VesperArcade already has a great 15 minute breakdown of what to expect in his current incarnation. He's described as SFV's biggest zoner, and his moveset and even h...
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King of Fighters

King of Fighers XIV may look ugly, but the mechanics seem fine so far

No more beautiful pixel art
Nov 10
// Chris Carter
We don't have a whole lot of information regarding King of Fighters XIV, outside of the fact that it has a severely downgraded set of visuals, but based on this comparison video (with XIII), it seems mechanically sound. Ther...
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Street Fighter V

Capcom is planning even more Street Fighter V stress tests than before

In addition to more standard testing
Nov 10
// Chris Carter
If you want to give Street Fighter V a go before it launches next year, you've already had plenty of opportunities, but according to Capcom, you'll have a few more. The publisher has announced that in addition to the thi...
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Skullgirls Vita

Skullgirls dev 'underestimated' PS Vita port job

It'll be ready when it's ready
Nov 07
// Kyle MacGregor
At one time, Lab Zero Games planned to ship a PlayStation Vita port of its latest fighting game Skullgirls 2nd Encore "a few weeks" after the PlayStation 4 version. However, it's been a few months since the title arrived on P...
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Alternate costumes?

Street Fighter V beta gets story tutorial with Alpha Ken and Ryu

Street Fighter Alpha nod
Nov 05
// Steven Hansen
A recent 2.3GB update for PlayStation 4 users engaged in the Street Fighter V beta adds a tutorial, going over fighting game fundamentals (walk towards your opponent to do fighting with them et al) and SFV moves like V-Skill...
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Street Fighter V

At least six future Street Fighter V characters have been found in the game's files

Including some fan favourites
Nov 04
// Joe Parlock
With the recent announcement of Dhalsim, we now know the entire roster of returning characters coming to Street Fighter V at launch. Overall it’s a pretty decent roster and the new characters look fantastic, with one or...
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King of Fighters XIV

Chang and Leona return in King of Fighters XIV

It wouldn't be a party without 'em
Nov 03
// Kyle MacGregor
After revealing King of Fighters XIV at Tokyo Game Show in September, SNK Playmore showed off the fighting game again today at a Sony Computer Entertainment press event in South Korea. The morsel of new footage shows off a co...
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Pokemon fighter

Dark Mewtwo is actually Shadow Mewtwo

Adjust monogrammed towels accordingly
Nov 03
// Steven Hansen
Just a bit of housekeeping. The new Mewtwo form copped over the weekend is officially Shadow Mewtwo, not Dark Mewtwo as early sleuths sussed. Makes sense what with its "Shadow ___" moves. Not too much else revealed in the ch...
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Street Fighter V

Someone uncovered 10 color variations for each character in Street Fighter V

Necalli can go Super Saiyan
Nov 03
// Chris Carter
This is to be expected for a fighting game, but Street Fighter V will feature 10 color variations for each character. Dedicated fans have of course uncovered them by making use of leftover files, using data from the rece...
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Get good

Premier fighting game tourney EVO 2016 dated

Remember, remember July 15-17
Nov 02
// Steven Hansen
Surprise, surprise, fighting game tournament EVO is coming back next year. Here's how EVO 2015 wrapped up. It was fun times, even for a casual. A new Street Fighter V character got announced, a guy got up in euphoric victory before his match was over and lost, and they even played Catherine, the surest way into my heart. EVO returns to Las Vegas with EVO 2016 July 15-17.
Pokken Tournament photo
Pokken Tournament

Mewtwo gets a new form in Pokken Tournament

Sweet baby Jesus he looks awesome
Oct 31
// CJ Andriessen
Watching livestreams of video games is something I've never been able to get into, but perhaps it's time I start trying to learn how to enjoy them. Last night during a Japanese stream of Pokkén Tournament, Mewtwo was unveiled as a fighter in the upcoming Bandai Namco game. With crystals bulging from his body, this form of Mewtwo is unlike any we've seen before.
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Jason terrorizes more Mortal Kombat X players today

Some of them will be teens
Oct 30
// Brett Makedonski
Like a mall Santa without any other prospects, Jason Voorhees lives for one time of year. (Or maybe he's dead? I don't know.) Regardless, Halloween is kind of Jason's bread and butter because then he can show up, scare some ...
Street Fighter IV photo
Street Fighter IV

Those wacky Street Fighter IV Halloween costumes are out

Wicked Witch Rose
Oct 29
// Chris Carter
Over a week ago, Capcom unveiled some new costumes for Street Fighter IV (yep, the one that's out already), and unlike some of the other pallet swap DLC it has released in the past, these are actually pretty cool. As of ...
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More Tekken

Tekken 7 will use PlayStation VR

But how? And why?
Oct 27
// Jordan Devore
When I slid out of bed this morning and started prepping for Sony's press conference at Paris Games Week, I didn't imagine the event would be home to so much Tekken stuff. First, there was a cute bit in which series producer ...
Tekken photo

Yep, Tekken 7 is headed to consoles

'Most complete version'
Oct 27
// Jordan Devore
[Update: Following Sony's conference, Bandai Namco confirmed the game will release on "home systems." So, Xbox One, too.] Tekken 7 is coming to PlayStation 4. Officially! We heard the news earlier this year in an Unreal Engin...
Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V gets a release date, Dhalsim joins the fray

Releasing February 16, 2016
Oct 27
// Brett Makedonski
We now know when we'll be able to get our hands on Street Fighter V (apart from the betas taking place). It was just announced at Sony's Paris Games Week press conference that Street Fighter V will release in Europ...
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Put a pin in Chun's kne

Chun-Li graces Mad Catz' first Street Fighter V stick

Stick a pin in Chun's knee
Oct 26
// Steven Hansen
Mad Catz' first Street Fighter V fight stick is up for pre-order. The Tournament Edition 2 FightStick works with PS4 and PS3, has "Sanwa joystick and buttons, the very same parts found in Japanese arcade cabinets," and will r...
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Slam 22% off Street Fighter V on PC as beta finally goes live

Beta ends Oct 25
Oct 23
// Dealzon
Today at 9AM PST the Street Fighter V beta numero dos went live on PC and PS4. To get access to the PC version's beta, you'll need to pre-order the game, which is full price on Steam Store as of writing. The cheapest Steam key deal is at GMG, where today a new 22% off coupon code cuts a good $13.20 off SFV's list price.
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Skullgirls 2

Audacious iOS developer rips off basically every fighting game

Skullgirls 2: A Deadly Adoption
Oct 23
// Mike Cosimano
I'm not into fighting games, so I have no experience with Skullgirls. The animation is gorgeous, but that's about where you lose me. However, I did sit in on a packed Lab Zero Games panel at Anime Expo, and let...
Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V

Here's what Street Fighter V on PC looks like at max settings

Well, ain't that something
Oct 23
// Brett Makedonski
This isn't one of those posts where we throw a bunch of information or opinion at you. No, it's one of those posts where we say "Look at this really shiny thing!" and you turn your brain off and grin at it. Magpies, all of u...
Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V's second beta isn't going swimmingly

'Not confident [it] will improve'
Oct 22
// Brett Makedonski
Meet the new Street Fighter V beta, same as the old Street Fighter V beta. Again, like the first beta held in July, this one is also running into some snags. And, those aren't likely to be fixed. Capcom detailed the...
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Dragon Ball Z

Free DLC is coming to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

Tie-ins with the series
Oct 22
// Chris Carter
If you're itching for more stuff to do in Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden, you might be in luck. As revealed by the newest issue of V-Jump, the game is getting more content in Japan by way of extra online battles. Some of them...
Street Fighter V photo
Street Fighter V

You can pre-load the Street Fighter V PC beta now

It starts tomorrow
Oct 22
// Chris Carter
The second Street Fighter V beta is scheduled to start this weekend, and if you happen to be a part of the PC festivities, you can pre-load it now. Just redeem your code, head to Steam, and download the latest build, whi...
Laura Street Fighter V photo
Laura Street Fighter V

Get a look at all of Laura's moves in Street Fighter V

She seems formidable
Oct 21
// Chris Carter
If you're itching to try out Laura in Street Fighter V next year, content creator AXETB has provided a video of all of her moves, so you can start planning your tech early. This run-through even includes normals, an...
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Stret Fighter beta

Second Street Fighter V PS4 and PC beta detailed

Better than Street Fighter Alpha!
Oct 20
// Steven Hansen
Capcom has just detailed plans for the second Street Fighter V beta, which includes testing cross-play between the PlayStation 4 and PC. The PC start time has been pushed up closer to the PS4 start, too, giving PC players an additional day
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Pokemon fighter

There's a Gardevoir in this Pokken Tournament trailer

Know your audience
Oct 20
// Steven Hansen
Sure, this general Pokkén Tournament trailer is a little less balls to the wall exciting than seeing Luchador Pikachu doing a Stone Cold Stunner, but, hey, there's some Gardevoir action going on, eh? The Bandai Namco-...
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Ultra Street Fighter IV

Ultra Street Fighter IV's Halloween costumes are bonkers

Haha, Cody
Oct 20
// Chris Carter
Street Fighter V might be coming out early next year, but Capcom isn't done with Ultra Street Fighter IV just yet. The PC, PS3, PS4, and Xbox 360 editions of the game are getting new Halloween costumes, which will b...
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Dissidia Final Fantasy

New Dissidia launches in arcades November 26

Final Fantasy fighter not far off now
Oct 20
// Kyle MacGregor
Dissidia Final Fantasy launches in Japanese arcades on Nov. 26, Square Enix announced today. The three-on-three arena fighter is in development at Koei Tecmo's Team Ninja, the studio best known for its work on the Dead o...

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