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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...

 
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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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Pocket Card Jockey"Think of them as big greyhounds"

 

Uncharted 4: A Thief's End"Sic parvis magna"

 

Bazaar"No, not that Magic Carpet"

 

Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback Wheel"Basically the T150, but for Xbox One and PC"

 

Fragments of Him"Great writing and performances, terrible pacing and gameplay"

 

Push Me Pull You"Playing Nightcrawlers"

 

Chronos"I keep getting older, but they stay the same age"

 

The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

Ray Gigant"Challenge not included"

 

Hitman: Sapienza"Molto buono"

 
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Power Ranger suits for the movie look like discount Iron Man and somehow worse than what we had back in the 1995 And who thought it was a good idea to give them boob armor? What is wrong with people?

 
Torchman

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Is it weird that CJs review is the first time Ive seen the US price for Pocket Card Jockey listed anywhere? They were pretty mum on it until now (maybe because its cheaper in way, its totally worth Addiction City, here I come!

 
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This is what sex looks like & it now costs 13800

 
Sarah Jane Farron

Got a proper game of TF2 played today that lasted over an Still good at it! Completely different kinds of games and both are fun but this has me wanting Overwatch less because Ill probably still play it :p Guess I feel a bit more in

 
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9 hours of Overwatch just happened and I didnt realise I guess productivity can wait until

 
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Im new to eBay and did my first snipe and won on a Feel bad for the guy who probably looked at the 30 seconds left on the item thinking he would win but also so satisfying to metaphorically take candy from that baby

 
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OH MY GOD! I CANT BELIEVE UNCHARTED 4 HAS AN ENDING! Oh, whoops,

 
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mmmmmmmmmmm that Persona 5 trailer is a fine way to wake Also could Torch have found P5 best girl? Perhaps, but only time will

 
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I warn anyone who sees this in the future that is anticipating Persona 5, todays footage will ruin you for To the game, anyway, but thats all that matters, right?

 
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I really want to try Overwatch, but with my connection, it wont be done downloading until the open beta is

 
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As the Nuzlocke continues Im starting to feel bad for naming my Stantler Bitchface, considering hes more than pulling his We still mourn Flowersaur, but Seras (now Crobat) has become the new main

 
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Saw a deal for the 500 gig ps4 with free controller and Rachet Seems pretty tempting since Id like the game, then realised theres nothing else on it thats worth

 
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