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Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV photo
Review: Ultra Street Fighter IV
by Brittany Vincent

The Street Fighter series is one that will always invariably undergo several revisions, all in the name of uncovering the perfect fighter. Ultra Street Fighter IV, the latest iteration of 2009's massively popular Street Fighter IV, is an exemplary specimen of what cherry-picking mechanics, features, brawlers, and balancing alterations can do for an already venerable fighting game.

Despite being the fifth "remix" of a solid title, Ultra Street Fighter IV is a comprehensive series of tweaks and upgrades that come together to showcase the most feature-rich version of Street Fighter IV yet.

On the surface, the alterations may not even be noticeable to players who breeze in and out of Street Fighter in a casual manner. Other than additional characters and cosmetic augments, it seems very much like the same game. Indeed, much of where Ultra Street Fighter IV's appeal will lie is within the fighting enthusiast crowd.

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2:00 AM on 06.20.2014

The Rhythm of Fighters combines music with brawling for your gaming pleasure

Do you love fighting games? Do you love music games? What about a combination of the two? No, I'm not talking about Kickbeat. I'm actually talking about The Rhythm of Fighters - SNK Original Sound Collection. Strangely enough...

Brittany Vincent

5:30 PM on 06.16.2014

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign gets M.O.M. mode, teases new character

The new Guilty Gear is coming to PS4 and PS3 in North America this fall. It was originally released in Japanese arcades. Ramlethal Valentine came post launch and will be bundled in the console release, but so too wi...

Steven Hansen



Persona 4 Arena Ultimax first hands-on at E3 2014 photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax first hands-on at E3 2014
by Dale North

Atlus let me touch Persona Q on the first day of E3 during a private meeting. That was a mistake on their part. The main problem is that I didn’t want to stop. The other problem is that they told me I couldn’t write about the version I played -- double tease. But getting my hands on Persona 4 Arena Ultimax for the first time made me feel a bit better about the situation. 

 I’m by no means a skilled fighting game player, but I am a massive Persona series fan, and even as a novice I really enjoyed its predecessor. This new version adds some of the Persona 3 cast, a new character, and shadow versions of all characters to the mix, not to mention new story lines (my favorite part) to experience.

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7:00 PM on 06.13.2014

I made someone's nuts explode in Mortal Kombat X

I've always felt like the videogame industry doesn't feel right without a Mortal Kombat. So many games are always striving to be these serious affairs, and it takes something like Mortal Kombat to remind people that oh right,...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

6:00 PM on 06.13.2014

E3's Senran Kagura showcase is both titillating and ridiculous

The Senran Kagura series takes fan-service to new heights in the upcoming brawler Senran Kagura Shinovi Versus and Senran Kagura Bon Appetít!, a rhythm cooking game. Both titles were available to demo at XSEED's booth at E3 2014.

Natalie Kipper

5:00 PM on 06.13.2014

Video: Mortal Kombat X is vile in all the right ways

Mortal Kombat 9 was a damn good fighting game, and a damn good game in general. According to Max and Bill, next year's Mortal Kombat X is shaping up to be more of that. Building on the foundation of MK9 and Injustice: Gods ...

Jordan Devore

12:30 PM on 06.13.2014

Yatagarasu AoC, Sacred Tears True greenlit for Steam

Japanese indies Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm and Sacred Tears True have been greenlit for Steam, publisher and localization house Nyu Media announced this week. Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is a fighting game from PD...

Kyle MacGregor



Video: Smash Bros. is pretty much what fans want photo
Video: Smash Bros. is pretty much what fans want
by Jordan Devore

After playing Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS at E3 this week, Bill says the new installment is for the most part exactly what fans want. He tried out several characters during his hands-on but chose the Wii Fit Trainer first, like you do.

While the match is being set up in the 3DS version of the game, once you pick your character and confirm, you can practice against the sandbag while waiting for everyone else to select theirs. Nice little touch. Also, if you hadn't heard already, the Home-run Contest mini-game is back!

Yup, going to buy both.

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3:00 PM on 06.12.2014

Check out 10 minutes of Mortal Kombat X gameplay with Ed Boon

Even though Mortal Kombat X was officially announced, we hadn't really touched upon its specifics thus far in the midst of all things E3. Luckily, IGN sat down with NetherRealm Studios head Ed Boon for a 10-minute gameplay d...

Brittany Vincent

5:00 PM on 06.11.2014

Want to punch Persona 4's Teddie in the face? Here's how you can do just that

Atlus always seems to pack in awesome bonus items with its games. Shin Megami Tensei IV had that huge strategy guide, Dragon's Crown an art book, and virtually everything else Atlus publishes at least gets a complimentary sou...

Kyle MacGregor





12:30 PM on 06.11.2014

Capcom president talks, confirms Street Fighter V

Fighting game fans have been playing Street Fighter IV for a long time. If we're talking the Japanese arcade version -- since 2008. That's a really, really long time. But according to Capcom president and COO Haruhiro Ts...

Chris Carter



Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. 3DS can really change things up photo
Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. 3DS can really change things up
by Darren Nakamura

Nintendo has been doing a lot to build hype for Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U off at E3, but that does not mean the company is neglecting the fighting game's little brother, Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS. In the upstairs area of Nintendo's booth, there was a row of 3DS XLs ready to demonstrate the 3DS-exclusive Smash Run mode.

What initially seemed like a simple addition ends up being an interesting exercise of risk and reward. It turns out to be a pretty cool mode; the only downside now is that we will not see it for the Wii U version

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The new Super Smash Bros. characters each bring a unique feel photo
The new Super Smash Bros. characters each bring a unique feel
by Darren Nakamura

Since the first game in the series, one of the most exciting aspects of the Super Smash Bros. series has been watching for the appearance of unexpected characters. Back then, it came in the form of unlockables, but it evolved into a pre-release hype-building machine that spawned the "confirmed for Brawl" meme.

Through the excitement of new character announcements, it is easy to neglect to consider the work that goes into making each fighter feel unique while still maintaining a relatively balanced game. We took some time to test out a lot of the newcomers to the Super Smash Bros. series, both on the Wii U and on the 3DS, and they definitely each have their own niche.

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10:08 PM on 06.10.2014

Sakurai explains why Smash Bros. won't release simultaneously on Wii U and 3DS

Although it's the Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. we want most, the 3DS version is coming first on October 3, 2014. The Wii U game isn't dropping until later this holiday season. Why's that? During a roundtable at E3 2014,...

Jordan Devore

9:45 PM on 06.10.2014

The Smash Bros. amiibo figures are AI-controlled

Even more details out of Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. roundtable this evening. When you use one of the new amiibo toys for the game, the character will appear as a figure player (FP) that's controlled by the AI -- you won't a...

Jordan Devore