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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



Pac-Man confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo
Pac-Man confirmed for Super Smash Bros.
by Kyle MacGregor

During a roundtable presentation at E3 this evening, Super Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed Pac-Man as a playable character in Nintendo's upcoming Wii U and 3DS fighter. The Bandai Namco mascot will be receiving his own stage as a part of the deal. 

Sakurai asserts Pac-Man was planned for the title from the start of development, which seems to make sense since Bandai Namco is handling the project alongside Sora Ltd.

Pac-Man features "some interesting abilities like throwing fruit and eating power pellets," confirmed over Twitter. To see what the rotund yellow fellow looks like in action, check out his debut footage above and the screenshots in the gallery below. 

[Update: Mr. Game & Watch will be returning as a playable character in the upcoming fighter.]

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6:45 PM on 06.10.2014

Dragon Ball Z joins the new generation with Dragon Ball Xenoverse

Another year brings another Dragon Ball fighter, but this time, the series has new hardware to play with. Dragon Ball Xenoverse is the next entry of Dragon Ball Z arena fighters, bringing the franchise to the Xbox One and Pl...

Abel Girmay

6:05 PM on 06.10.2014

Watch the Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament right here

Sixteen challengers from around the world have gathered in Los Angeles, California to beat the living crap out of one another Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Invitational tournament. Geoff Keighley of Doritos fame is hostin...

Kyle MacGregor

11:55 AM on 06.10.2014

Lady Palutena confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

The roster for Super Smash. Bros. keeps growing and growing as we found out at the end of Nintendo's E3 Digital Event. Reggie snuck in a little teaser that showed a cartoon of Palutena arriving to help out Pit as he battles L...

Alasdair Duncan



Mortal Kombat X looks more brutal than ever photo
Mortal Kombat X looks more brutal than ever
by Darren Nakamura

Just last week, Ed Boon announced Mortal Kombat X, but at the time we only had a few teaser images and a pre-rendered trailer to go on. At its E3 press conference today, Sony unveiled the first gameplay footage of the next title in the bloody fighting franchise, and it is pretty brutal.

Making a return are the X-ray shots of bone-smashing moves, but there are some novel elements shown too. Fighters can now interact with the environment in more meaningful ways than before. In the trailer, we see them swinging on tree branches, then later ripping the branches down to use as weapons. Of course, the result is a bloody mess.

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