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Review: Paperbound photo
Review: Paperbound
by Chris Carter

I don't think I'll ever get tired of arena battle games. I can see myself as a grandfather one day, playing my favorite character in a future iteration of Super Smash Bros., reminiscing with my progeny about how great the old games were, and how overpowered Meta Knight was decades ago. It's those kinds of people who will enjoy Paperbound, the newest arena kid on the block.

While it doesn't have the panache of many other recent arena games like Samurai Gunn or TowerFall, it's still a decent way to spend an afternoon with friends gathered around the couch.

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Tekken 7 brings back Jin, Devil Jin, shows off newcomer Josie photo
Tekken 7 brings back Jin, Devil Jin, shows off newcomer Josie
by Chris Carter

If you're a fan of Jin or Devil Jin, you're in luck, as they will be making a triumphant return to Tekken 7. The news was just revealed by way of three videos showing off a trio of combatants, the highlight of which is easily Josie, a newcomer to the series who was crafted by the talented Mari Shimazaki, lead character designer of the Bayonneta series.

Jin and Devil Jin will be making their way to the arcades in the next week or so, while Josie's release date is still undecided. In other platform related news, Tekken 7 was basically confirmed for the PS4 and Xbox One not too long ago.

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7:00 PM on 03.27.2015

Cowboy Erron Black revealed for Mortal Kombat X

Erron Black is the hot new Clint Eastwood-like character revealed in the above trailer for Mortal Kombat X. He's like a cooler gun-slinging version of Stryker, the silly cop character from earlier Mortal Kombat games. So when do we get to see Nightwolf appropriately kill Erron Black? Because that needs to happen stat, you hear me Netherrealm Studios!?

Jed Whitaker

3:30 PM on 03.27.2015

Mortal Kombat X's TV advert channels the schoolyard spirit

Who could forget those special playground moments as a child? Maybe you're shootin' hoops are playing kickball, when you hear some kid scream "FIGHT!" at the top of his lungs. You drop everything immediately, because if you ...

Brett Makedonski

8:00 PM on 03.26.2015

Killer Instinct gets a spooky ghost and a human torch

Hisako is a spooky ghost lady ripped straight from Japanese horror films with long black hair and creepy crawling intact, certainly a cool addition to Killer Instinct for Season 2. Also revealed in the trailer is t...

Jed Whitaker



Fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter still looks amazing photo
Fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter still looks amazing
by Steven Hansen

There is perhaps less urgency in the Hyper Dragon Ball Z fan fighter coming to fruition now that Arc System Works (Guilty Gear) is releasing a robust 2D Dragon Ball Z fighter.

That does not mean I do not want to play both games, however. Especially because Hyper Dragon Ball Z is still looking excellent, as you can see above. That Gohan speaks to me on an emotional level.

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4:00 PM on 03.24.2015

Senran Kagura brings exploding clothes to Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

Senran Kagura and Dead or Alive have started a new life together with costumes that, well... they explode. What else did you expect? This relationship between the two properties -- which is purely platonic -- has spawned 16 ...

Jordan Devore

4:30 PM on 03.23.2015

First brief look at Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden

Please cut a longer trailer, Namco. Arc System Works' (Guilty Gear) upcoming Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is the best thing to hit DBZ videogames since this unsanctioned 2D fan fighter. But damn, I just want to see more of...

Steven Hansen

3:30 PM on 03.23.2015

More Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade details coming April 10

Square Enix's Final Fantasy-filled PSP fighter is continuing not on Sony's subsequent handheld or, as fans have always wanted, on consoles. Rather, the next iteration is a three-on-three arcade fighter, the cabinet for which...

Steven Hansen

9:30 PM on 03.20.2015

Yup, it's official, Predator will be in Mortal Kombat X

Earlier, we told you that Predator was likely to be included in Mortal Kombat X -- but only if you were willing to pay the extra price for the Kombat Pack. Now, confirmation has come that not only will Predator be included w...

Robert Summa





10:00 AM on 03.20.2015

Mortal Kombat X punishes quitters with head-exploding Quitalities

Mortal Kombat X recently showed off an Ermac fatality that is actually pretty dang icky. Do check it out if you're not the squeamish sort. Less visceral -- and, wow, isn't it great when a series is so over the top an explodin...

Steven Hansen

2:15 AM on 03.20.2015

Xbox Store slip confirms Predator for Mortal Kombat X

I've watched Predator, Predator 2, and Predators in the last week at the behest of people who've felt these were good ideas (the first idea was a fine idea, the subsequent decisions less fine). Predator 2 is a mess and Preda...

Steven Hansen

9:00 AM on 03.19.2015

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden dated in Japan

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden, developed by Arc System Works, is coming this year on the 3DS. It's all set for a Japanese-only release for now, and as of this week we have a final release date -- June 11. If you pick up...

Chris Carter

11:30 AM on 03.17.2015

Mortal Kombat X has a giant spider and nope nope nope nope nope

Mortal Kombat X has simply gone too far this time. Look, we've put up with Scorpions and Reptiles for decades because they aren't actual scorpions and reptiles. They're just bipedal dudes fixin' to rip someone's spine ou...

Brett Makedonski

6:00 PM on 03.16.2015

Uh, ew: Ermac's Mortal Kombat Fatality is disgusting and visceral

Congratulations, Mortal Kombat X. I didn't expect to be briefly surprised and grossed out by a Fatality this side of Y2K and JNCO jeans, but you've done it. This is pretty gnarly. Look at all that viscera. I'm calling PETIO (people for the ethical treatment of inner organs: let's keep our insides inside). It's even better in enormous GIF form.

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 03.13.2015

Johnny Cage proves he can still do the splits in 7-minute slice of Mortal Kombat X's story mode

If you hate spoilers, you might not want to watch this clip. But, for anyone curious about Mortal Kombat X's story mode, this seven-minute chunk of decapitations and helicopter acrobatics should give you an idea of what to e...

Nic Rowen