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Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut free with PS Plus in December

A whole new audience is about to experience the delightful oddities of Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut (PS3) once it joins PlayStation Plus. They don't know what they're in for, Zach. Hitman HD Trilogy (PS3), which inc...   more

Deadly Premonition: The Director's Cut free with PS Plus in December photo

Why is Ryu a wolf in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV DLC?

The Misfits have a song called Demonmania (pronounced Deh-EE-Mono-Mee-Ah). In the song, Glenn Danzig clearly sings the words "Look upon me, I am a bee... My mother was a wolf... My father was a wolf." That's what it sounds li...   more

Why is Ryu a wolf in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV DLC? photo

This Super Smash kitten is simply adorable

Jonathan introduced this video of a kitten occasionally pawing at Super Smash Bros. by saying, "It's the least newsworthy news ever newsed, but it will make people happy to watch." Indeed, I had just come off a last-round de...   more

This Super Smash kitten is simply adorable photo

Lose your head, keep your cool with bizarre Smash Bros. glitch

Elite fighting game competitors have to be able to perform even under the wackiest of circumstances. Fox lose his head? King Dedede's eyes look like he's taken enough psychedelic drugs for a lifetime? Better nail that dash-d...   more

Lose your head, keep your cool with bizarre Smash Bros. glitch photo

Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character

Kan-Ra seems about as menacing as an Saturday morning cartoon villain, but that's why I like him. The mummy sorcerer is next in line for Season 2 of Killer Instinct. He'll be available first for Ultra Edition ($39.99) player...   more

Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo


Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo
Brendan Fraser wouldn't like this next Killer Instinct Season 2 character photo



PSA: The Smash Bros. Wii U Club Nintendo voucher is behind the cover art

This is a pretty strange PSA but I know someone is going to go on a Twitter rant after they crack open their new copy of Super Smash Bros. Wii U, so here goes. I don't know about you all, but one of the first things...   more

PSA: The Smash Bros. Wii U Club Nintendo voucher is behind the cover art photo

Sakurai: Ridley as a playable Smash Bros. fighter 'wouldn't be Ridley any longer'

Super Smash Bros. fans are all about Ridley, and I get it. The Metroid character would be cool to play as, but it's just not happening. Not this time. Speaking to IGN, director Masahiro Sakurai laid out why: "...if we made Ri...   more

Sakurai: Ridley as a playable Smash Bros. fighter 'wouldn't be Ridley any longer' photo

No Smash Bros. DLC after Mewtwo 'experiment'

Mewtwo is coming to Super Smash Bros. next spring, but Masahiro Sakurai explained to IGN that, "releasing that character is an experiment meant to act as a foothold in content distribution; thus it's simply meant as part of t...   more

No Smash Bros. DLC after Mewtwo 'experiment' photo

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS was everything I hoped it would be. It rekindled my love for the franchise after my group of friends and I lost interest due to Brawl, and I'm playing online more often than I would with most fig...   more

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Wii U photo

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming to Steam

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend is heading to Steam next month, H2 Interactive has announced. It will feature both online and local multiplayer as well as English, Japanese, Korean, and Chinese language options. The pulbishe...   more

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend coming to Steam photo

Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3

Under Night In-Birth Exe:Late is coming to PlayStation 3 in North America on February 24, 2015, localization house Aksys Games announced today. The anime-style 2D fighting game was developed by Japanese independent studio French Bread with netcode assistance from BlazBlue maker Arc System Works. The European release is being handled by NIS America, who are also targeting a 2015 launch.   more

Fighter Under Night In-Birth gets a due date for PS3 photo

Super Smash Bros. is the most fun I've had fighting online

I love fighting games. Well, I love pretty much all competitive games, but fighting games are some of the most satisfying. Pulling off combos (or kombos), discovering new "tech," and watching the metagame develop are all supe...   more

Super Smash Bros. is the most fun I've had fighting online photo

Tekken 7 shows off Claudio and Katarina

I've always had a soft spot for Tekken. Although the name doesn't carry as much weight these days, I still get excited at the prospect of playing as Yoshimitsu or another classic character while I pick up the new systems. Ba...   more

Tekken 7 shows off Claudio and Katarina photo

TowerFall is getting an expansion next year called 'Dark World'

TowerFall creator Matt Thorson has more plans in store for his new franchise -- a full-on expansion in 2015. Arriving on the PS4, it'll come with new characters, levels, power-ups, and modes. Thorson notes that he isn't ...   more

TowerFall is getting an expansion next year called 'Dark World' photo

Nintendo hopes to strike balance with new Smash Bros. 3DS patch

Fighting games constantly strive for the fabled perfect balance that turns the contest into a pure standoff of skill rather than giving one player an edge based on character. Nintendo's taking more steps to inch closer to its...   more

Nintendo hopes to strike balance with new Smash Bros. 3DS patch photo

Smash Bros. for Wii U's opening cinematic will put you in a mood to fight

With just two weeks left until the greatly anticipated Super Smash Bros. for Wii U releases, the inclination to start smashin' something is becoming more irresistible with each passing day. Maybe the game's opening cinematic...   more

Smash Bros. for Wii U's opening cinematic will put you in a mood to fight photo

Hoping for God Hand feels with the new Hajime no Ippo fighter

Our first screenshot of Namco's upcoming Hajime no Ippo PS3 fighter looked like Punchout!!, and that was alright.  This lengthy trailer, however, points to a full 3D fighter and a huge, seemingly fungible skill lis...   more

Hoping for God Hand feels with the new Hajime no Ippo fighter photo

Yoshi's Woolly World has a stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U

I'm trying not to overdo it with Super Smash Bros. coverage but that's easier said than done when director Masahiro Sakurai is out there talking up a stage based on Yoshi's Woolly World. I'm only human, damn it. A human who l...   more

Yoshi's Woolly World has a stage in Super Smash Bros. Wii U photo

I can't stop watching this sizzle reel of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities

Sometimes words do a disservice to a post. Sometimes, the best thing to do is to just let a video speak for itself. Nothing I could write would do justice to these overtly gory Mortal Kombat X Fatalities, anyway -- especially Scorpion's. This Is Just the First Part of Scorpion's Mortal Kombat X Fatality [Kotaku]   more

I can't stop watching this sizzle reel of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities photo

Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D, Kirby and the Rainbow Curse, Splatoon -- today was a good day for Nintendo fans. If you weren't around for the Nintendo Direct, you also missed this fun Super Smash Bros. Wii U intro fo...   more

Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo


Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo
Duck Hunt's expressions in Super Smash Bros. are just the best photo



Horrifying Wii U Smash Event tasks you with repaying a loan

If only I could repay all my debt in real life by punching others and collecting the money that shakes loose. ...Wait a minute, maybe I can.  Masahiro Sakurai took to the Miiverse to explain some of the Wii U Super Smash...   more

Horrifying Wii U Smash Event tasks you with repaying a loan photo

Team Ninja explains cut content on PS3/360 Dead or Alive

The (digital only) PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, the final game in the Dead or Alive 5 series, are missing some things: new stages, hairstyles, and fight costume customization.  Tea...   more

Team Ninja explains cut content on PS3/360 Dead or Alive photo

136 years is a long time to be banned from Smash Bros.

Some Smash Bros. players on 3DS are finding themselves the unlucky recipients of an unfortunately long ban from the game -- 136 years. Well, it's most likely a glitch, but that probably doesn't come as much consolation t...   more

136 years is a long time to be banned from Smash Bros. photo

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U

Nintendo has moved up the release of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U by one week in certain regions. While we're still set for November 21 here in the States, the game is now launching in Europe on November 28 and in Australia an...   more

Europe and Australia won't have to wait quite so long for Smash Bros. Wii U photo

Smash Bros. 3DS update vaguely addresses balance issues

The first post-release update to Super Smash Bros. for 3DS is a bit of an enigma. Nintendo doesn't give the specifics of it, just that it'll "make for a more pleasant gaming experience." We'll have to take your word...   more

Smash Bros. 3DS update vaguely addresses balance issues photo

Lab Zero is working on making PS3 fight sticks interface with the PS4

If you have a host of PS3 fight sticks and are pissed off that they won't work on the PS4, listen up. Lab Zero is currently working on a driver that will allow cross-compatibility, though it will be unofficial. In the above video Lab Zero's MikeZ shows off the fruits of their labor, getting the driver to work on a debug PS4. Expect to hear more about this venture in the future.   more

Lab Zero is working on making PS3 fight sticks interface with the PS4 photo

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros.

I made it to the closeup of Mario's face, roughly a minute in, before deciding that I needed to share this ridiculous video in which a boy buys an amiibo for Super Smash Bros. to impress a girl. Kyle says it's the worst thin...   more

Nintendo has kids explain amiibo figures in Super Smash Bros. photo

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches February 17

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round, supposedly the last one with a five in the title, is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PS3, and Xbox 360 on February 17, Koei Tecmo announced today. Team Ninja's upcoming fighting game will carry ...   more

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round launches February 17 photo

Mewtwo will join Super Smash Bros. next spring

I didn't want to flood the page with mini Super Smash Bros. Wii U news updates out of Nintendo's live stream this afternoon, but, Mewtwo! He's coming to both games this upcoming spring. If you register the 3DS and Wii U vers...   more

Mewtwo will join Super Smash Bros. next spring photo

Eight-player battles in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, y'all

Are you watching this? Nintendo is streaming a 50-fact extravaganza for Super Smash Bros. on Wii U and they're really good facts, you guys. Offline eight-player battles are in! These will be playable on select stages -- Palut...   more

Eight-player battles in Super Smash Bros. Wii U, y'all photo

Persona 4 Ultimax arrives in Europe November 21

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax launches in Europe on November 21, Sega announced today. The fighting game arrived in North America late last month, and was met with near-universal acclaim. With good reason! Atlus and Arc System Works have crafted yet another marvelous experience that should indulge devout Persona fans and fighting game enthusiasts alike. Persona 4 Arena Ultimax dated for Europe [CVG]   more

Persona 4 Ultimax arrives in Europe November 21 photo

Killer Instinct's Season 2 is off to a great start

Although it had a few issues in terms of content, Killer Instinct on Xbox One was actually a good game at launch. Since then, I've taken a look at both Spinal and Fulgore, and found them to be a great addition to the alr...   more

Killer Instinct's Season 2 is off to a great start photo

Super Smash Bros. Wii U has a board game mode, stage creator

Amazon has a new description of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and, well, just read for yourself: "Whether you're creating stages on the GamePad, competing in challenges crafted by Master Hand and Crazy Hand, or outwitting your...   more

Super Smash Bros. Wii U has a board game mode, stage creator photo

Bandai Namco is making Pokkén Tournament with older fans in mind

I get the sinking feeling it'll be a good long while before we get our hands on Pokkén Tournament, Bandai Namco's Pokémon fighting game for arcades (and probably Wii U). Until then, here's another quote about th...   more

Bandai Namco is making Pokkén Tournament with older fans in mind photo

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign dated for December 16 in North America

Aksys announced that fighter Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- will be released on December 16 in North America, for both PS3 and PS4. That's just a couple of weeks after the Japanese release.  There will be standard and limit...   more

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign dated for December 16 in North America photo

Always bet on Ganondorf

"Always bet on Ganondorf," you said. I agree. Does that look like a face you'd want to mess with? And those teeth! Nintendo has uploaded a few more "secret fighter" galleries for Super Smash Bros. which you can find over here...   more

Always bet on Ganondorf photo


Always bet on Ganondorf photo
Always bet on Ganondorf photo
Always bet on Ganondorf photo
Always bet on Ganondorf photo
Always bet on Ganondorf photo
Always bet on Ganondorf photo



Killer Instinct Season 2 starts tomorrow with TJ Combo and Maya

Iron Galaxy took over continued development of Killer Instinct for Microsoft following Amazon's acquisition of Double Helix earlier this year. We'll get to see what the studio has come up with starting tomorrow when the firs...   more

Killer Instinct Season 2 starts tomorrow with TJ Combo and Maya photo

Damn it, Pac-Man, I believed in you!

"Would you like to bet your earnings and try to extend your win streak?" Hmm. I was going to call it quits in Super Smash Bros.' Spectator Mode. I had too good of a streak going to continue pressing my luck, but the break bet...   more

Damn it, Pac-Man, I believed in you! photo

New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters

I'm taking a break from playing Super Smash Bros. on 3DS to write about new screenshots for the Wii U version of the game because that's where I'm at in my life, right now. Good place to be. Nintendo has updated the official ...   more

New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters photo


New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters photo
New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters photo
New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters photo
New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters photo
New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters photo
New Super Smash Bros. screenshots focus on unlockable characters photo



What gaming locations would you want turned into a Smash Bros. stage?

I was driving home from having lunch with Dale North the other day when I got to thinking about Super Mario RPG, aka the best game ever. I think about that game a lot, and it tends to pop into my head quite often for one reas...   more

What gaming locations would you want turned into a Smash Bros. stage? photo

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Super Smash Bros. and I go back a long way. When the first game was released in 1999, I didn't drive. Heck, I didn't even have a Nintendo 64 at that time. But I had a Smash Bros. addiction, and would spend hours upo...   more

Review: Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS photo

This Star Fox: Assault stage in Smash Bros. Wii U is beautiful

While it was fun providing updates for the 3DS version of Smash Bros. from Sakurai's Miiverse account, I'm really excited for all of the new info that's going to come out of the Wii U edition of the game. The newest reve...   more

This Star Fox: Assault stage in Smash Bros. Wii U is beautiful photo

Quan Chi can summon a demon bat in Mortal Kombat X

The fiendish sorcerer Quan Chi returns in Mortal Kombat X. While he's said to play a major part in the story -- something I'm eager to hear more about, coming off of the last game -- today we're just shown a standard fight. ...   more

Quan Chi can summon a demon bat in Mortal Kombat X photo

Skullgirls Encore pushed back on PS4, PS Vita

First, the not-so-great news: Skullgirls Encore won't be out for PlayStation 4 and PS Vita until next year. Developer Lab Zero Games has "expanded the scope of the port and [is] adding new features with the aim of making it...   more

Skullgirls Encore pushed back on PS4, PS Vita photo

The 3DS couldn't handle transforming Super Smash Bros. characters

In Super Smash Bros., characters like Zelda and Sheik are on their own, no longer represented as a single fighter that can change form mid-battle. Speaking about the change in Famitsu, game director Masahiro Sakurai said "It'...   more

The 3DS couldn't handle transforming Super Smash Bros. characters photo

Giant characters in Super Smash Bros. are a glitch, sometimes

Giant characters are nothing new for the Super Smash Bros. series but not like this. Not like this. It seems that in Smash Bros. for 3DS, Yoshi's Egg Lay move has the ability to make large CPU characters even larger in Multi...   more

Giant characters in Super Smash Bros. are a glitch, sometimes photo

Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax

It's still tough to believe a fighting game based on the Persona series exists, let alone is any good, but Persona 4 Arena certainly came as a pleasant surprise. Atlus and Arc System Works are two distinctive studios kno...   more

Review: Persona 4 Arena Ultimax photo

Margaret, Marie, Adachi will be $5 DLC in Persona 4 Ultimax

Marie and Adachi will be free to download for the first week of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax's release. On October 7, they revert to paid DLC, at which point the Sadistic Stud-Keeping Secretary of the Velvet Room, Margaret, will release as well. Each character will cost $5.    more

Margaret, Marie, Adachi will be $5 DLC in Persona 4 Ultimax photo

Official Nintendo Super Smash Bros. tournament begins on October 4

The North American release for the 3DS version of Super Smash Bros. is just a week away, and Nintendo is celebrating its highly competitive fighting game with a tournament. The initial rounds will be held at 15 GameStop locat...   more

Official Nintendo Super Smash Bros. tournament begins on October 4 photo

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX is out in the US, already up to date with Japanese version

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX is out now in the US, and you can find the fighter digitally and physically on the PS3 and Vita. To address some confusion, publisher Aksys Games has taken to Twitter to announce that although the US ...   more

Arcana Heart 3: LOVE MAX is out in the US, already up to date with Japanese version photo