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10:00 AM on 06.16.2014

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax first hands-on at E3 2014

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 wr...

Dale North

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

2:00 AM on 06.11.2014

Smash Run in Super Smash Bros. 3DS can really change things up

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 upstai...

Darren Nakamura

1:00 AM on 06.11.2014

The new Super Smash Bros. characters each bring a unique feel

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...

Darren Nakamura

10:30 AM on 05.20.2014

EA Sports UFC looks ultra-freakin' real

Look, I'm not necessarily a MMA fan, but I have played a few games and watched a few matches in my day. The latest, EA Sports UFC, is a pretty good time, even for a casual player like myself. I took on Digital Trends' Adam Ro...

Dale North

9:30 AM on 04.22.2014

Namco takes Gundam Vs gameplay west with F2P Rise of Incarnates

The 2 on 2 Gundam vs. Gundam series is as big in Japan as that full-scale Gundam model in Tokyo. It's also big on the Destructoid Forum, in that one Gundam fan keeps explaining how it's the best fighting game and tries to get...

Steven Hansen

6:30 PM on 03.27.2014

Hands-on with Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre

Earlier this week I got to spend some time with Ultra Street Fighter IV, Capcom’s fourth and final iteration of the original 2008 game. My demo was presented by professional fighting game player turned Capcom emplo...

Ben Pack

4:00 PM on 01.09.2014

TowerFall Ascension is shaping up to be one kickass port

In 2013, the highly anticipated TowerFall hit the Ouya platform -- and so began the thousands of voices clamoring for a port to any other platform. As of late last year creator Matt Thorson reported that he had only sold...

Chris Carter

4:15 PM on 08.21.2013

Flailing wildly in Xbox One exclusive Fighter Within

Ubisoft has something new up its sleeve, a fighting game exclusive to the Xbox One. Fighter Within is a motion controlled, one on one fighter with undertones of Tekken. It's the first game I've played that tries to take ful...

Steven Hansen

7:52 PM on 06.12.2013

EA Sports UFC features sexy, soft, squishy bodies

EA wrangled glistening, sweaty hold of the UFC license in a closeted deal with defunct THQ and have a game, EA Sports UFC, in the works for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One slated for spring 2014. Here at E3, we were shown a presen...

Steven Hansen

11:30 AM on 03.30.2013

GDC: Injustice has a Challenge Tower and quicker patching

So close, yet so far away! Injustice: Gods Among Us is one my most-awaited games this year. With just a few weeks left until release, Warner Bros. and NetherRealm invited us for one more look at the game's last bells and whistles.

Abel Girmay

5:00 PM on 01.30.2013

Injustice is shaping up nicely for the tournament scene

Making a tournament worthy fighter is no small feat. Making one on your first go, and getting the reception that it did, is an even bigger accomplishment for Netherrealm Studios. Now I have a history with the Mortal Kombat se...

Abel Girmay

2:00 PM on 10.08.2012

Preview: Street Fighter X Tekken Vita brings plenty more

The PlayStation Vita's library has already seen its fair share of console ports, especially when it comes to fighting games. Mortal Kombat, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and now Street Fighter X Tekken has made the jump. Havi...

Abel Girmay

6:30 PM on 09.21.2012

TGS: PS All-Stars stays fun while expanding roster

I've been waiting for new PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale character reveals with bated breath, but Sony didn't bring any new characters to TGS. What they did bring is a demo containing 12 characters and five stages, which...

Allistair Pinsof

2:00 PM on 09.21.2012

TGS: JoJo's Bizarre Adventure is wacky in a new way

JoJo's Bizarre Adventure was an odd fighting game for Capcom that was loved by many despite its flaws, in the West. In the East, however, it was one of the first videogames based off a very popular manga series. It's a series...

Allistair Pinsof

9:30 PM on 09.19.2012

TGS: Kuma in a Princess Zelda dress makes Tekken better

You might not think of Nintendo when you think Tekken, but there is a good reason for this: The series has never appeared on a Nintendo console before. While this may be a point of concern for fighting fans who plan to adopt ...

Allistair Pinsof