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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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Censorship!

Japanese SJWs are carpet bombing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 user reviews

Dead or Alive Extreme 3: Fortune is an objectively excellent game, that much is not up for debate. This is despite the fact that Jed "Jed!" Whitaker reviewed it here and found it to have earned only 1.5 out of 10 points because of re-used a...

 
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct Season 3's pricing scheme revealed, and it's good

The pricing scheme for Season 3 of Killer Instinct is official, and it sounds pretty great! Basically, you can get a Season 3 pack with eight fighters for $20, Ultra with extras is $40, and Supreme, which comes with literally everythin...

 
Killer Instinct photo
Killer Instinct

Bleh! Killer Instinct is getting a vampire with Mira

Oh hey, that leak (which also confirmed General RAAM of Gears of War fame) was right! Mira is indeed joining the fray as the "dead" sister of Maya. It actually makes sense too, as she's a vampire. She's teased at the very end of the video b...

 
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Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V's March update is coming next week, and there's a lot in it

Capcom's relative silence had many people wondering if the free March update for Street Fighter V -- a game in need of updates and additions -- would actually make its promised window. Turns out that it will, but just barely. Street F...

 
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Tekken 7

Tekken 7 could be heading to PC

In the last few years, PC’s become a pretty great platform for fighting games. Sure there’s your Mortal Kombat X trainwrecks, but then there’s also Skullgirls, Street Fighter V and BlazBlue to make up for it. If a survey b...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator demo arrives in April

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is coming west in June, but you'll get a chance to try the demo out before then. Aksys Games has announced that the demo (which is a pre-order bonus) will hit on April 5. It'll feature three new characters (Jack-O...

 
Pokken
Nintendo's history with peripherals that only support several games is nothing new. Raise your hand if you had a massive Four Swords party with four GBAs and a GameCube! The same thing goes for the Pokkén Controll...   read

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Final Round 19

CEO Gaming's Alex Jebailey slams Final Round 19 (Update)

[Update 3/25/16: added comment from Joshua McWhorter] Alex Jebailey, community manager for Iron Galaxy and founder of fighting game tournament CEO Gaming, recently spoke out regarding poor conditions at this weekend's Final Round 19. Jebail...

 
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Pokemon

How Pokken Tournament disciplines rage quitters

Pokkén Tournament is out now available , and unlike some games, is actually punishing rage quitters. Before heading online, Bandai Namco's new fighting game urges players to refrain from disconnecting in the middle of a match, as it'...

 
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Pokken

Pokken Tournament is getting a demo in Europe

As of last night, Nintendo added a demo for Pokken Tournament to the Wii U eShop in Europe. It was not previously announced. It clocks in at roughly 1GB, features solo play only, two supports, and four characters (Gengar, Lucario, Char...

 
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Blind Kombat

Blind Mortal Kombat player demonstrates how important accessibility is

Ross Minor is blind, but that doesn't stop him from kicking ass in Mortal Kombat X as demonstrated. In the video above, Minor walks us through his thought process and how he manages to play without sight by utilizing sound effects. Im...

 
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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy's Alexandria stage is beautiful

Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade has all of its core characters revealed at this point (well, for now, as Square Enix is working on more eventually), but it's also going to pepper in more content over time. That includes the new Alexandria lev...

 
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Super Smash Bros.

Super Smash Bros. just got a new balance patch

Super Smash Bros. may be done in terms of content, but it looks like the team is still going to push balance patches, at least in the near future. As of this week a new update has landed (1.1.5), which brings a few changes, mostly to newer ...

 
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is getting badass lobbies with fishing!

More info is coming out for the console edition of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator, and I love it. Naturally, since it's not in arcades it'll have lobbies, and said lobbies are going to be glorious. Famitsu is reporting that lobbies are now full...

 
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Input lag comparison

Interesting look at input lag in fighting games

Frames count. Microsecond delays between the push of a button and when that action is carried out can make or break a fighting game. After all, if you can't trust the game to respond when you need it to, what's the point? It can take a high...

 
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King of Fighters XIV

King of Fighters XIV roster allegedly leaked

The leaks for King of Fighters XIV have been off the chain. Just about everything leaked so far has been accurate, and that includes this brand new one that shows off the entire roster. If you care about those kind of things don't look...

 
Pokken Tournament Review
When I first heard of the existence of Pokkén Tournament, I wasn't completely sold. That is, until I actually played it in Japan. At that point, I couldn't wait to get my hands on it again. Having spent nearly two week...   read

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SFV baby fighter

Baby beats Street Fighter V's story mode

Wow, people weren't kidding when they said SFV's story mode was easy to beat. YouTuber PapaPaint set his six-month old loose on the game's hapless A.I. opponents, resulting in the most adorable display of fisticuffs I've ever witnessed. Ma...

 
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct's toy line expanding with Fulgore, and a few fighters

It seems as if the Shadow Jago toy release for Killer Instinct was a success, so Ultimate Source is giving it another go with the iconic Fulgore. The toy company notes that it will be release "very, very soon," and he'll arrive with Spinal,...

 

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drmcscott

That Nioh demo was a surprise, wasnt

 
The Dyslexic Laywer

Ive been playing Rhythm Thief and its a very charming game but i swear to God if it forces me to do another god awful motion control

 
Nekrosys

The more I think about it, the more I realise that I actually prefer Dark Souls 3 over It just feels that much less grindy, and having the ability to respec means I can keep fine-tuning my character when I find weapons I have a preference

 
OverlordZetta

And no one was

 
Rico the Penguin

NG++ Dancer has a number of I nearmy got angry before she ultimately Then went on to massacre the next twould bosses to cleanse my certain thing that shall remain nameless will be interesting

 
vxxyman

A lot of catgirl stuff Heres a cartoon penguin for variety:

 
Gamemaniac3434

Good Explored farron keep more, Had an unhelpful guide named rico try to help me find a covenant/a video that took a stupid route to the covenenant, chatted shit with larx till me voice was sore and died over and over against the abyss Mm

 
DanteKinkade

Way too many catgirl things so, welp here is another of the boy <3

 
Parismio

Came back to ds3 and still not being summoned for Its been 20 minutes

 
OverlordZetta

Pokemon Trainers! Out of nowhere, Spain has a Shiny Yveltal event and North America and Europe have a Regular Zygarde event going Dunno if these are ORAS exclusive or if XY are included too, but be sure to grab

 
Lex

So, I heard the Attack on Titan game is coming to the west and has an online component? The models could use some work,

 
iam16bit

Just seeing all these catgirl posts is making me

 
BlazeWii

Things always get whenever I

 
Dr Mel

My job aint But they buy me coffee made the way I like usually without even And thats just

 
Torchman

No comment

 
OverlordZetta

Friendly reminder that dogs

 
MeeGhoulz

you said?Now check whats going on in the couldnt help it!

 
ScionVyse

Gonna finally download Oris Definitive Edition tomorrow, since Im going to a place with internet that I can use to I cant wait to play a better version of my 2015

 
Sailor Zebes

Gotta get in on that cat girl

 
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I could watch public access tv

 
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Before the day is done, have another picture of best cat Bonus bunny girl included!

 
Sir Shenanigans

Sitting down with a lot of coffee and a wee slice of creme brule to WATCH The

 
DSBrad

Beyond Two Souls is no where near as smart as it wants me to think it

 
Torchman

I sometimes wonder if I quickpost too then I tell myself thats a stupid thought and keep

 
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100% convinced the radio station at works controlled by Internet How else to explain Never Gonna Give You Up, then Whats Going On? Yes,

 
DSBrad

Really struggled with Mirrors Edge LOVED Mirrors Edge but the open world slowed the game down so Spent some time discussing this

 
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Im glad Ive decided to be more liberal in spending my SP in Bravely I had 3 SP in Bravely Default literally until the final few hours of True

 
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So theres now a teaser for the third season of the Wakfu animated This makes me very And Mostly With some happy thrown Okay, many kinds of Im currently Just having a Rubbing my

 
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I dont really have any catgirls to So instead heres RVD turning his head into a spring

 

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