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Killer Instinct

Check out Killer Instinct's Cinder in all his burning glory


Another great addition
Apr 20
Iron Galaxy Studios has done a great job with Killer Instinct's Season 2 characters. All of them are incredibly well animated and fit the game perfectly. Cinder is looking pretty hot right now (ha), after his death in the or... read
Mortal Kombat X

Takeda gains an extra move in this Mortal Kombat X patch


Right on
Apr 20
I wasn't a fan of Mortal Kombat X's Takeda, both in terms of his characterization or his playstyle, but he's gaining a new move this week courtesy of the 1.02 update. It's called "Quick Kall," and with allow him to return a d... read
MKX

Mortal Kombat X's error CE-34878-0 is breaking the game on PS4, here's how to fix it


Until a permanent solution is found
Apr 20
If you own a digital copy of Mortal Kombat X on PS4, you may have encountered a nasty error that goes by the name of CE-34878-0. In short, it screws with online play, and for the time being you'll have to do a littl... read
Listen up, Nintendo!
Street Fighter's Ryu is currently rumored to be coming to Nintendo's newest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, thanks to some hidden files in the most recent update to the game. It makes a lot of sense; Capcom... read feature

Pixel Horror

This horror movie fighting game would be more dream than nightmare


Oh, the sights they could show us
Apr 19
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are already in Mortal Kombat. The Predator will be joining them soon. It's clear that horror fans like the idea of seeing their favorite death-dealing icons duke it out in a fighting gam... read
Street Fighter PS4

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PlayStation 4 on May 26


Once more, with feeling
Apr 17
Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 26, Sony just announced. Capcom is asking for $24.99 for the latest revision, which comes packaged with all the characters, levels, and DLC created for the fighter sin... read
Play this game

Fun four player fighter Lethal League coming to more platforms


Play this game
Apr 16
I got introduced to Lethal League by Ben Pack, who did our review of the unique fighter last year. Up to four players mash a ball around the stage. The ball gets faster and faster after each hit and is the only thing that ca... read
'It's what you do with the gift of life that makes you who you are'
A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age ... read feature

Damn if it doesn't feel good to beat up Naruto as Goku
It doesn't take an otaku to see the appeal of J-Stars Victory Vs+. It features a host of famous anime characters, from Kenshin to Goku to Naruto. It's like the Marvel vs. Capcom of Shōnen Jump properties, a mag... read feature

Super Smash Bros.

Mewtwo DLC codes are being sent into battle


Release your email account from its Poké Ball
Apr 14
It's finally time. Grab your Master Balls and Full Restores, codes are finally being emailed out to add Mewtwo to Super Smash Bros.  Players who purchased and registered copies of Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS in Jap... read
Still not ready for a series Fatality
Fighting game developers are in a really tough spot when it comes to sequels. If you don't iterate enough, newcomers will be tempted to call it a "rehash." If you iterate too much, hardcore fans may feel alienated by the vast... read feature

Easy fatalities

Mortal Kombat X's fatalities too hard? Pay to make them easy


You're killing me
Apr 14
Fatalities are, in most people's opinion, the coolest part of Mortal Kombat. In a franchise about ruthlessly beating up your opponent, fatalities are when these games are at their most brutal -- a blood-drenched pot of gold a... read
Skullgirls

My new boyfriend is coming to Skullgirls this friday


Look at him!
Apr 14
This magnificent specimen of a man is Beowulf, Skullgirls Encore’s newest character. The muscle, the grizzle, the hair… the dead animal pelts... oh gosh there are emotions. I want him to scoop me up in ... read
Mortal Kombat X

Where is our Mortal Kombat X review?


We'll be testing online play first
Apr 13
Mortal Kombat X's review embargo is up, but we're not quite ready to pull the trigger just yet. Many aspects of the game aren't fully operational including some online modes, and select facets of the Faction War fea... read
Mortal Kombat X Krypt

Mortal Kombat X's first-person Krypt mode returns, with new enemies and equipment


A perfect way to get me to unlock everything
Apr 13
Mortal Kombat X will be available tomorrow for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, and you'll definitely want to boot up the Krypt a few rounds of exploration. Just like the 2011 reboot the first-person view is back, w... read
Not the killer

Street Fighter V will be 'something that nobody is expecting'


And it isn't killing Ono!
Apr 13
Capcom has been polishing that Street Fighter IV diamond for seven years now. An entire generation of consoles. This isn't lost on resident lovable, worked-to-death producer Yoshinori Ono, who told Edge that all that wax on, ... read
You do it to yourself, you do, and that's what really hurts
They say you should never marry for love, but I always do. Every single damn time. I guess you could call me a romantic. If you felt like being less charitable (and possibly more accurate), you could call me a scrub. I couldn... read feature

Decapitations for the YouTube generation
When I was a little boy, Mortal Kombat was a tough sell around my home. Like most pre-adolescents of the era, I was darkly attracted to the idea of ninjas and movie stars decapitating each other in bouts of gladiatorial comba... read feature

Gross

Welp, Cassie Cage has a jaw-dropping (hah) selfie fatality in Mortal Kombat X


Gross
Apr 08
God damn millennials and their social media. Just last week a police officer was telling me how social media is incredibly helpful in solving local crimes (muggings, burglaries). What the hell do kids think they're doing pla... read
Mortal Kombat montage

Mortal Kombat X Fatality and X-Ray montage


For all you sick spandex fans out there
Apr 07
For those of you who prefer to watch from the sidelines or simply check out what moves are possible with your roster, we've got a cheery video showcasing seven minutes of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities and X-Ray moves. My poor delicate constitution. Mortal Kombat X: All Fatalities and X-Rays So Far in 1080p 60fps [IGN] read
Dead or Alive

Shenmue enters Dead or Alive 5 thanks to mods


Now do the forklift
Apr 07
Forget the Dead or Alive 5 Last Round nude mods. This is where it's at. A modder named Esppiral used their retexturing skills to turn DoA's Jacky Bryant into Shenmue star Ryo Hazuki, and Akira Yuki into Longsun Zhao. Even the... read
Flaming heads

Super Smash Bros. glitch sets Kirby permanently on fire


Flaming heads
Apr 07
Oh boy, it's like the Syphon Filter taser all over again. If you want to give your Kirby a new look, try getting sucked off by another Kirby while you have your hammer readied and release your grip right when you start getti... read
Goro trailer

Remember, Goro is a Mortal Kombat X pre-order bonus


And paid DLC down the line
Apr 07
I don't remember unlocking Goro in the Mortal Kombat 4 N64 port and that's about as far as I got with the series. Well, aside from a weekend spent with a rented Mortal Kombat Versus DC, but I'm sure plenty of voi dig th... read
Mortal Kombat X

Hope you aren't sick of seeing Mortal Kombat X trailers


No? Good, here's another
Apr 06
[Update: Added a "making of the trailer" trailer, because trailers.] The PR account executive slowly walked through his boss' door. His eyes were shifted down so as to avoid the unnerving gaze of the senior PR manager; his b... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat's selection screen sure has changed over the years


Mortal Kombat X's full select screen revealed
Apr 03
Different people have wildly different experiences with fighting games. Someone who's unskilled won't have near the same involvement as someone who's mastered its systems. But, there is one constant across anyone who tries th... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X will have rotating free DLC characters, like League of Legends


So far there are four
Apr 02
If you're picking up Mortal Kombat X but don't feel like shelling out for the DLC, I don't blame you. The good news is that according to an interview with Angry Joe, Ed Boon has confirmed that all four current DLC characters ... read
Don't say Shrek...
Nintendo's April Fools Nintendo Direct was no joke. While there wasn't a whole lot there that would interest people who aren't existing fans of the publisher, there was something for just about everyone who already enjoys Nin... read feature

Smash Bros DLC

Mother 3's Lucas coming to Super Smash Bros. 3DS and Wii U


Also opening fighter request board for further characters
Apr 01
Lucas, who made an appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, is coming to the 3DS and Wii U Super Smash Bros. as a DLC character in June, following Mewtwo's April release. read
A short story
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 th... read feature

Love those devils
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 easil... read feature

Mortal Kombat X Cowboy

Cowboy Erron Black revealed for Mortal Kombat X


The good, the bad, and the bloody
Mar 27
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!? read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X's TV advert channels the schoolyard spirit


Flagpole, 3 pm
Mar 27
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 ... read






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