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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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12:47 PM on 06.09.2014

Killer Instinct season two teased with TJ Combo trailer

[Update: Microsoft has confirmed TJ Combo during its E3 2014 Press Conference.] When Killer Instinct launched for the Xbox One, I was disappointed with the lack of a few characters -- namely TJ Combo and Cinder. That's ...

Chris Carter





4:45 PM on 06.06.2014

Yukiko & Yosuke get Persona 4 Ultimax trailers

I got so excited about Yu's Yul Brynner chest on the Persona 4 Ultimax box art that I almost missed new trailers for Yukiko and Yosuke. I never noticed this, but Yosuke's persona sort of looks like the frog navi the frog reporter uses in Mega Man Battle Network 2. Yeah, I like those games.

Steven Hansen

3:45 PM on 06.06.2014

Fire Emblem's Coliseum added as a Smash Bros. Wii U stage

Fire Emblem will be getting its fair share of representation in the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. Marth and Ike are already confirmed as playable characters, and now there's a stage from the series. Masahiro Sakurai p...

Brett Makedonski

3:30 PM on 06.06.2014

The Japanese box art for Persona 4 Ultimax is real good

This is the official box art for the Japanese release of Persona 4 Ultimax. It's pretty great, even with the best characters (Mitsuru and Chie) getting teeny billing. That Yul Brynner chest pose though.

Steven Hansen

6:00 PM on 06.05.2014

Mad Catz new Ultra Street Fighter IV stick has a PS3/PS4 toggle

Ultra Street Fighter IV is now out, which means a brand new fight stick was also released by Mad Catz. Well in Japan at least. Interestingly, the PlayStation 3 version has a PlayStation 4 toggle, so you can use the stick on S...

Hamza CTZ Aziz

11:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Female Tengu joins the cast of Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate

After spending a good amount of time teasing, Team Ninja has announced Female Tengu for Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. Sporting a pair of wings and a devilish demeanor, she reminds me of Devil Jin quite a bit. More than the desig...

Abel Girmay

9:30 PM on 06.04.2014

Get a look a what's behind Decapre's mask in these Ultra Street Fighter IV endings

If you are playing, will be playing, or don't care either way about Ultra Street Fighter IV, the game's story is probably not what comes to mind whenever it's brought up. That said, it hasn't stopped Capcom from creating ani...

Abel Girmay

4:00 PM on 06.04.2014

Box art post! Scorpion graces the cover of Mortal Kombat X

Here we are again. Another cover art post, this one for Mortal Kombat X. Look at these words I've typed when you're only here to check out a picture. You just want to see Scorpion staring off like a total badass, and I'm...

Brett Makedonski



Killing and karnage: What I want from a new Mortal Kombat photo
Killing and karnage: What I want from a new Mortal Kombat
by Brittany Vincent

It's official. Mortal Kombat X is coming, and though we just got an extremely vague look at what it might showcase when it hits the scene, that's just not enough for me. I grew up on fatalities and the thrill of combat, and with a brand new entry into the series, there's plenty of room for change on the horizon.

I'm not talking a whole host of DLC fighters or any of that other nonsense. I'm talking real change -- the kind that can only come from surveying a loyal fanbase and implementing the changes that are being clamored for day in and day out. I can't speak for everyone as far as my own ideas for improvement go, but here are five things I want from a brand new Mortal Kombat.

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10:00 AM on 06.03.2014

Ultra Street Fighter IV launch trailer shows off glimpses of the FGC

Ultra Street Fighter IV is out this week, and given that there are multiple iterations of the game at this point, you should watch the trailer to see what you're getting. Namely, the new characters, new stages, rebalancing, ...

Chris Carter