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In BaraBariBall you lose your balls when you jump

I played BaraBariBall over a year ago at GDC 2013 and it was fun as heck. I liked it BaraBari much. But it's still not out. Not yet, anyways. It's coming this year to PC, PS4, and PS3 as a part of the amazing Sportsfriends. ...   more

In BaraBariBall you lose your balls when you jump photo

Not-a-Cammy-alt Decapre gets an alternative Ultra SFIV costume

Well, Decapre's altternate costume (via Udon artwork, not the final in-game model) at least distances her some from Cammy. And brings her closer to The Man in the Iron Mask. That is, Leonardo DeCapreo. Decapre's alternative costume in Ultra Street Fighter 4 revealed [Event Hubs]   more

Not-a-Cammy-alt Decapre gets an alternative Ultra SFIV costume photo

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma gets an official Vita release date

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma has arrived on the PlayStation 3, but we were waiting on a Vita release date for what seems like forever. Until this week that is, when publisher Aksys Games announced that the Vita port will arrive...   more

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma gets an official Vita release date photo

Impressions: Killer Instinct: Fulgore

Double Helix's first season of Killer Instinct is over, and here to close it all out is Fulgore, which makes eight total characters in the mix. While only two more fighters have come post-launch, they make a huge difference in terms of the meta-game, and help change things up considerably. Spinal was a nice addition for sure, but Fulgore ups the stakes considerably.   more

Impressions: Killer Instinct: Fulgore photo

I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots

If you haven't yet been to the official Super Smash Bros. website following yesterday's infodump from the all-Smash Nintendo Direct presentation, you're going to want to do so sooner than later. I feel like I've said it many ...   more

I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots photo


I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots photo
I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots photo
I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots photo
I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots photo
I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots photo
I could spend an hour looking at all the new Smash Bros. screenshots photo



Fulgore closes out season one of Killer Instinct

When I think "Killer Instinct," I think "Fulgore." How could I not, given that iconic, badass black Super Nintendo cartridge featuring the cyborg front and center? It's nice, then, to finally see him added to the game today a...   more

Fulgore closes out season one of Killer Instinct photo

PlayStation All-Stars gets 'Ultimate Balance Update'

Fitting that on the day of the Super Smash Bros. Nintendo Direct, Sony attempts to remind everyone that the terribly named PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a game that exists. And it's not that it's a bad game, however...   more

PlayStation All-Stars gets 'Ultimate Balance Update' photo

Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros.

Here are your new character reveals for the upcoming Super Smash Bros. game on Wii U and 3DS -- Pokemon's Greninja and Charizard. Both of them seem to handle without the Pokemon Trainer in tow, and have their own unique...   more

Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo


Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo
Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo
Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo
Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo
Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo
Greninja and Charizard confirmed for Super Smash Bros. photo



Pokemon will get more attention in the new Super Smash Bros.

[Update: Greninja and Charizard have also been confirmed as fully playable characters.] Nintendo has given Pokemon a major focus in the new Smash Bros. games heading to the 3DS and Wii U this year, as Master Balls a...   more

Pokemon will get more attention in the new Super Smash Bros. photo

Super Smash Bros. Wii U online modes detailed

The online modes for Smash Bros. Wii U and 3DS have been revealed, and they sound like a massive step-up from Brawl. Nintendo notes that you can play online with friends and with random people -- but you want a "fas...   more

Super Smash Bros. Wii U online modes detailed photo

Super Smash Bros. 3DS out this summer, Wii U version out in winter

Nintendo has dropped a huge bomb on us at the start of the Smash Bros. flavored direct. The 3DS version will be released this summer, and the Wii U version will be released this winter. Yes, that's months after the 3DS i...   more

Super Smash Bros. 3DS out this summer, Wii U version out in winter photo

Let's watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct together!

[Update: It's over! You can watch the presentation again in the embedded video above.] We heard your guesses for what'll be announced at this afternoon's Super Smash Bros.-themed Nintendo Direct presentation and I liked what...   more

Let's watch the Super Smash Bros. Direct together! photo

Johnny Gat joins the roster of Divekick

When I first saw the trailer above, I thought "C'mon, Maurice Tan, former Destructoid writer/current Deep Silver PR dude, April Fools' Day was last week, you're a bit late with the jokes." But no, it's no joke; Saints Row ma...   more

Johnny Gat joins the roster of Divekick photo

Doujin fighter Magical Battle Festa strikes PC today

Magical Battle Festa is hitting PC today, courtesy of the localization team at Playism. Set in a future where mankind has averted crisis by harnessing the power of magic, this arena fighter pits up to four-players in an all-...   more

Doujin fighter Magical Battle Festa strikes PC today photo

Fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter is better than any official DBZ game

Okay, maybe I haven't played a Dragon Ball Z game since Budokai 2, but I think that claim would hold up, even if it's my affinity for 2D speaking. But seriously, this years-in-the-making, well animated, Mugen-based DBZ fan g...   more

Fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter is better than any official DBZ game photo

You can play as Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC

Legendary martial artist Bruce Lee will be a playable character in EA Sports UFC and with that knowledge, I can't imagine why you'd choose to play as anyone else. Now, EA is taking the usual "pre-order the game for access" ro...   more

You can play as Bruce Lee in EA Sports UFC photo

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 added to EVO 2014 lineup

EVO co-founder Joey Cuellar made a special presentation on iPlayWinner revealing that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be part of this year's EVO lineup. Bandai Namco Games is also joining the event has a primary sponsor for the ...   more

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 added to EVO 2014 lineup photo

Super Smash Bros. Direct set for Tuesday

We're always wanting Nintendo to divulge more Super Smash Bros. info during its presentations so why not just dedicate one of them to the game? Someone at the company had that same thought -- a Smash-centric Nintendo Direct i...   more

Super Smash Bros. Direct set for Tuesday photo

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable at PAX East

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable at PAX East next weekend. You'll have to go to the Machinima booth to play it, as Capcom won't have a booth presence otherwise. Meanwhile over at the Twitch booth, you'll be able to wa...   more

Ultra Street Fighter IV will be playable at PAX East photo

Skullgirls pokes fun at Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre

Skullgirls' latest character is a joke at the expense of Capcom and its recent reveal of Decapre for Ultra Street Fighter IV, except it's not a joke. Fukua, a clone of Filia, is actually going to be a playable character -- s...   more

Skullgirls pokes fun at Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre photo

This is what a Blizzard fighting game would look like

It's only fitting that I start my personal April Fools' Day off with Blizzard. The company's gags are almost always something so cool or outlandish that we wish they were really being made, and that's no different this year ...   more

This is what a Blizzard fighting game would look like photo

Review: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma

If the pacing of Street Fighter was baseball, and Marvel vs Capcom 3 was basketball, BlazBlue would be a free-for-all cage match match between two over-caffeinated nine-year-olds. And I mean this in the most endearing way possible.   more

Review: BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma photo

Learn everything you need to know about Fulgore in this short video

Killer Instinct is still alive and well with new content, and following the addition of Spinal, Fulgore is on the way for an early April release. He's pretty much done as well based on the video above, which gives you a...   more

Learn everything you need to know about Fulgore in this short video photo

Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it

Tomorrow is everybody's [least] favorite day on the Internet: April Fools' Day. It is the day where one cannot trust anything, and everybody would be better off just staying home and sleeping until it finishes. SmashBros.us d...   more

Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it photo


Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it photo
Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it photo
Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it photo
Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it photo
Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it photo
Site tries to 'reveal' Nester for Smash Bros., nobody falls for it photo



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...   more

Hands-on with Ultra Street Fighter IV's Decapre photo

Iron Galaxy Studios is taking over Killer Instinct

Microsoft Studios needed to find a new development partner to work on Killer Instinct after Amazon went and acquired Double Helix Games, and its selection has turned out to be spot on. Divekick and Street Fighter III 3rd Str...   more

Iron Galaxy Studios is taking over Killer Instinct photo

This JoJo's Bizarre Adventure limited edition is worth over 2000

Bandai Namco has this super ultra limited JoJo's Bizzare Adventure: All-Star Battle up for auction right now. What makes it so special? It comes with a statue of Jojo incrusted with 6000 Swarovski crystals. Along with a ...   more

This JoJo's Bizarre Adventure limited edition is worth over 2000 photo

Sakurai shows off 3DS Smash Bros. with and without outlines

Super Smash Bros. director Sakurai has once again taken to the Miiverse to show off the 3DS version of the game. In his newest post, he displays both visual filters -- without outlines (on the left), and with outlines (on the...   more

Sakurai shows off 3DS Smash Bros. with and without outlines photo

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma retail out this week, there's still a digital pre-order deal

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma is now shipping across the US, but the PSN version doesn't drop until April 1st. If you're willing to wait until then you can take advantage of their pre-order offer, where you can get Kokonoe (a D...   more

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma retail out this week, there's still a digital pre-order deal photo

BitBrawlers is like Smash Bros. with user-generated content

There are more arena combat games than ever before sprouting up these days, and the newest entry in the genre is BitBrawlers -- a retro-flavored arena game that mixes Smash Bros. action and user-generated content. ...   more

BitBrawlers is like Smash Bros. with user-generated content photo

Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z

On paper, the thought of participating in an eight-player Dragon Ball Z battle sounds like the stuff of fanboy dreams. Blasting Kamehamehas across the chasms of Namek while fighting alongside your favorite Saiyans could be as...   more

Review: Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z photo

Ryu and Ken have a rap battle about their dicks

Ninja Sex Party and Egoraptor's latest music video single from their Starbomb album is all about Ryu and Ken from Street Fighter having a rap battle. It's mostly a battle about their dicks and stuff. The animation this time around was done by Spazkidin3D, and if you like Egoraptor's style of comedy than you'll really enjoy the stuff Spazkid does.   more

Ryu and Ken have a rap battle about their dicks photo

Ramlethal becoming a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

4Gamer got to check out Ramlethal Valentine, the next playable character to join Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-. She was actually the boss in the game, but she'll now be playable in the game's next arcade update. Ramlethal has a two ...   more

Ramlethal becoming a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- photo

Watch Street Fighter IV's new fighter Decapre go against vanilla Sagat

Capcom revealed the fifth new fighter for Ultra Street Fighter IV this past week and boy were you all pretty damn pissed off. Decapre is one M. Bison's dolls, and it looks like she's more than just a Cammy clone. To prove th...   more

Watch Street Fighter IV's new fighter Decapre go against vanilla Sagat photo

This is your first look at Phase 4 in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade

This sample combo video of Dead or Alive 5's Phase 4 shows what she's all about -- a shrouded assassin that dashes and vanishes with great ease. She doesn't disappear for long though. That's when the punishment begins again.   more

This is your first look at Phase 4 in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Arcade photo

The 5th new Ultra Street Fighter 4 character is Decapre

Capcom is streaming play of newly announced playable character Decapre in Ultra Street Fighter 4 right now. Like the iconic Cammy (Super Steet Fighter 2) and the lesser known Juni and Juli (Street Fighter Alpha 3), Decapre i...   more

The 5th new Ultra Street Fighter 4 character is Decapre photo

Solid Snake probably won't appear in the next Super Smash Bros.

Solid Snake, one of two third-party characters from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, isn't likely to make an encore in the upcoming Wii U and 3DS Smash Bros. At least, that's according to his creator. As reported by Go...   more

Solid Snake probably won't appear in the next Super Smash Bros. photo

Super Smash Bros. Melee returns for EVO 2014

Super Smash Bros. Melee's inclusion in EVO 2014 was far from a sure thing given Nintendo's questionable history with the fighting game tournament, but the organizers' discussions with the company have been fruitful: the fan-f...   more

Super Smash Bros. Melee returns for EVO 2014 photo

All those servers still down? Play Towerfall instead

Towerfall has been called "one of the best things you can do on a couch," which is high praise if you think about all the good things you can do on a couch. You can eat pizza and drink whiskey on a couch. You could read a bo...   more

All those servers still down? Play Towerfall instead photo

Capcom & Twitch teaming up for pro Street Fighter league

The Capcom Pro Tour, a yearlong Street Fighter tourney from Capcom and Twitch.tv,  is attempting to provide an infrastructure for professional fighting game play to grow. Not that it hasn't been doing so already. EVO 20...   more

Capcom & Twitch teaming up for pro Street Fighter league photo

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shaq Fu? How about a Love Actually fighting game

Man, you guys hear about Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn? That's a pretty great idea, but here are some even better ones, like a game where James Van Der Beek's head is a Hydro Thunder boat, or where the cast of Love Actually beats each other to death.   more

Dumb Idiot Ideas: Shaq Fu? How about a Love Actually fighting game photo

The Chainsaw Incident Kickstarter is coming soon

Developers Crazy Piranha and Or1go's project, titled The Chainsaw Incident, is going to have a Kickstarter soon. It appears to be a fighting game aiming for release on the PlayStation 4 and Vita. I'm really digging the ...   more

The Chainsaw Incident Kickstarter is coming soon photo

Capcom adds ability to choose 'past characters' in Ultra Street Fighter IV

In a move that is sure to be divisive among the fighting game community, Capcom has revealed a new feature in Ultra Street Fighter IV -- the ability to select "past" incarnations of characters. For instance, if you were...   more

Capcom adds ability to choose 'past characters' in Ultra Street Fighter IV photo

New Killer Instinct Killer Cuts album is in the works

Killer Instinct composer Mick Gordon, has announced that a new version of Killer Cuts is scheduled to release this March. The album will feature music Gordon created for the Xbox One reboot of Rare's classic fighting game. No...   more

New Killer Instinct Killer Cuts album is in the works photo

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure hits Europe on April 25

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure: All-Star Battle will enter the ring in Europe and Australasia on April 25, Namco Bandai has confirmed. Though the flagrant PlayStation 3 fighting game drew criticism in Japan over its gratuitous use of downloadable content, Namco says a pair of the digital characters (Yoshikage Kira and Shigekyo Yangu) will be on offer for "free" in the West. Gee, thanks guys.   more

Jojo's Bizzare Adventure hits Europe on April 25 photo

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm delayed until summer

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm is being pushed back until summer, PDW: Hotapen announced today. The doujin fighting game was initially planned for a February or March release.  Causes of the delay include a lengthy voice...   more

Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm delayed until summer photo

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America

Arc System Works are bringing the sequel to Persona 4 Arena to PS3 and Xbox 360 this year. The P-1 Climax tournament is back, this time with familiar faces like Yukari Takega and Junpei Iori joining up, as well as new kid Sho Minazuki. They've also added new 1-hit special attacks to the mix.  Persona 4 Arena Ultimax will launch this fall.    more

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America photo


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America photo
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax confirmed for North America photo



Watch Hugo beat up Poison in Ultra Street Fighter IV

I hope Poison is going to be able to tag him back when she gets a trailer because she had to play punching bag this time around. Training Mode is so cruel. Go check out this video to see just what's different in the upcoming Ultra Street Fighter IV (aside from new characters). Otherwise, enjoy a closer look at how Hugo and his disgusting bird's nest hair will play.   more

Watch Hugo beat up Poison in Ultra Street Fighter IV photo

Kiefer Sutherland says he worked on new Mortal Kombat

This is one of those stories that you come into with a confused look on your face and leave a moment later with that exact same puzzled expression. Speaking to IGN about voicing Snake in Metal Gear Solid V -- a role he's been...   more

Kiefer Sutherland says he worked on new Mortal Kombat photo

Killer Instinct update wipes the Jail slate clean

Double Helix will release a patch "very soon" that will fix the current known issues with Killer Instinct's Jail mode, the game's penalty for disconnecting before the end of a match. Also included in the update is a seri...   more

Killer Instinct update wipes the Jail slate clean photo