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Sup Holmes

Fish Slapping and Fighting Game design with Kerfuffle dev Nathan Ranney

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great video games. It airs live every Sunday afternoon on YouTube, and can be found in podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.] [Update: Show's over folks! The rerun sho...

 
Alex in SFV
Okay, I'll level with you. I'm not a professional at Street Fighter V. What I am pretty good at is being decent. I've collected resources that have helped me go from "utterly hopeless" as an Alex player to "hey, I think I understand this guy!" and now I'm here to pass the knowledge on to you!   read

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KoF goes 3D

Atlus is localizing The King of Fighters XIV

Atlus is bringing The King of Fighters XIV to the Americas later this year on PlayStation 4. This is the first game in the main series that ditches sprites and instead opts to go fully 3D, as the Maximum Impact spinoffs were in 3D pre...

 
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Touhou Sky Arena

Touhou fighting game delayed in Japan for 'last-minute adjustments'

Originally slated for a May 6 release on PS4, Touhou Sky Arena is now being pushed back to a "May window." Developer Area Zero cites "last-minute adjustments" for the title, with nothing in specific. So if you were planning on download...

 
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Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V glitch allows players to select previous patch iterations

As most hardcore Street Fighter fans know, some previous Capcom games have had a system similar to the new Mortal Kombat, in that players can select multiple iterations, or versions of characters -- whether it's from past patches or previou...

 
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Skullgirls

Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to PC as a paid update on April 13

Lab Zero has announced that Skullgirls 2nd Encore, an updated version of Skullgirls Encore that includes new features, will be making its way to PC this week. 2nd Encore was originally released for PS4 last year and introduced all of the D...

 
KI Season 3 Review
If you tried to tell me that they were going to resurrect Killer Instinct as a free-to-play game and have it be successful, I simply wouldn't believe you. The original had all but faded into obscurity outside of the "c-c-c-combo breaker!" meme that permeated the Internet.  Yet, here we are, with Season 3 upon us, and it's one of my favorite fighting games on the market.   read

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Fighting Games

Nitroplus Blasterz out now in Europe, Australia

The wait is over. Nitroplus Blasterz has finally made its way to Europe and Australia. Marvelous published the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 fighting game in PAL territories on Thursday, following up on the North American and Ja...

 
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Dissidia

Dissidia Final Fantasy is having a new character reveal this month

Square Enix is still ramping up production of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade, even though the full launch roster is complete with one representative of every core entry up to XIV, and Ramza from Tactics. They've just announced that on A...

 
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Killer Instinct

See how Killer Instinct has been upgraded visually

Killer Instinct just had a recent update that brought it into Season 3, alongside of a whole bunch of roster updates. But that's not the only thing it has, as the Iron Galaxy team has also upgraded the game's visuals, which includes bo...

 
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Street Fighter

Street Fighter boss would love to see 'Nintendo vs. Capcom'

StreetPass UK managed to catch up with Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono, and among other things, chatted up the possibility of another crossover game. When asked about a mashup, Ono excitedly stated that he'd love to see a "Nintendo vs...

 
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Tekken 7

Heihachi looks ridiculous in his new Tekken 7 outfit

The Tekken series is still alive and well with the seventh iteration in Japanese arcades, alongside of the upcoming Fated Retribution update that will bring in some new content in addition to the obvious party crashing by Akuma. N...

 
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Pokken

Pokken Tournament update tunes down Shadow Mewtwo

Pokkén Tournament is a pretty fun little fighter, but Bandai Namco is keen on tweaking it a bit based on player feedback, as evidenced by a new upcoming patch. For starters, Shadow Mewtwo will be toned down, mostly removing his ...

 
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CAPCOM

Senior Capcom designer leaves for SNK Playmore

Hidetoshi "Neo G" Ishizawa has departed Capcom for a new position at SNK Playmore. Though Ishizawa may not be as familiar a name as, say, Yoshinori Ono, the fact remains he's been with Capcom since 1995 and has credits on a myriad of belove...

 
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Skullgirls

Skullgirls is finally hitting PS Vita this week

At long last, Skullgirls 2nd Encore is coming to PlayStation Vita this week. The portable version was initially supposed to launch last summer, but developer Lab Zero Games, by its own admission, "grossly underestimated" just how much work ...

 
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Nintendo

Not April Fools': Nintendo will mail you a Shadow Mewtwo card for Pokken Tournament

Nintendo has always made it clear that prospective Pokken Tournament buyers would only get the Shadow Mewtwo card if they bought the game physically, but it's going the extra mile with a new promotion. Provided that you have signed up for t...

 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS

Melty Blood strikes Steam on April 19

Melty Blood Actress Again is coming to Steam on April 19, Arc System Works has announced. The fighting game is the third in a series based on Type-Moon visual novels Tsukihime and Kagetsu Tohya, the first of which was re...

 
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CAPCOM

Street Fighter V DLC character Alex out today

Alex may be inspired by Hulk Hogan, but he isn't making headlines today by trying to destroy a gossip rag for leaking his sex tape. No, the man, the myth, the legend is now playable in Street Fighter V. The beefy grappler, who you might rem...

 
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Killer Instinct

New single-player mode teased for Killer Instinct

Microsoft managed to sneak in a hint of a new mode (which was previously leaked) in its launch trailer for Killer Instinct, and now it's spilling the beans. It looks like "Shadow Lords" is on the way, which will add a brand new single-playe...

 
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MKXL patch

Mortal Kombat XL patch takes a crowbar to the DLC characters

A fresh patch went live for MKXL today and it was a bloodbath. As foretold in my prophetic impressions piece at the beginning of the month, the day of reckoning has come for the DLC characters introduced in Kombat Pack 2. While th...

 
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Naruto Gaara DLC

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 getting Gaara's Tale DLC

CyberConnect2's 3D fighter Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is getting DLC on Dark Souls Day, April 12. My birthday, incidentally. You only have a couple more weeks to shop. The second $10 DLC piece contains "Gaara’s Tale Ext...

 
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct PC launches today alongside of Season 3

So long as you're willing to put up with Windows 10, Killer Instinct is available right now on PC as a free download. Microsoft notes that if you're having trouble finding it on the store, you can click the link on this page to go to t...

 
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Street Fighter V

You will dig these new Street Fighter V costumes

A lot of past Street Fighter costumes have been penny-pinching garbage, but it looks like Capcom put some real effort into these! Street Fighter V's big update is launching alongside of Alex, but the publisher has decided to defer the ...

 
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Killer Instinct S3

Hey, that's totally Gargos in this Killer Instinct Season 3 trailer

Tomorrow is Killer Instinct Season 3 day. To celebrate, I brought you this helpful launch trailer which recaps a lot of familiar ground at a quick pace and also throws down some notable dates. As far as new characters, expect to find Kim W...

 
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Tekken

Wow, Akuma's appearance in Tekken is really faithful

So uh, hey! Akuma is in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, which is currently in Japanese arcades now. But it's not just a half-assed homage, as Bandai Namco has basically translated his entire set of animations from Street Fighter IV. Want proof...

 
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Censorship!

Japanese SJWs are carpet bombing Dead or Alive Xtreme 3 user reviews

Dead or Alive Extreme 3: Fortune is an objectively excellent game, that much is not up for debate. This is despite the fact that Jed "Jed!" Whitaker reviewed it here and found it to have earned only 1.5 out of 10 points because of re-used a...

 
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Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct Season 3's pricing scheme revealed, and it's good

The pricing scheme for Season 3 of Killer Instinct is official, and it sounds pretty great! Basically, you can get a Season 3 pack with eight fighters for $20, Ultra with extras is $40, and Supreme, which comes with literally everythin...

 
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Killer Instinct

Bleh! Killer Instinct is getting a vampire with Mira

Oh hey, that leak (which also confirmed General RAAM of Gears of War fame) was right! Mira is indeed joining the fray as the "dead" sister of Maya. It actually makes sense too, as she's a vampire. She's teased at the very end of the video b...

 
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Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V's March update is coming next week, and there's a lot in it

Capcom's relative silence had many people wondering if the free March update for Street Fighter V -- a game in need of updates and additions -- would actually make its promised window. Turns out that it will, but just barely. Street F...

 
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Tekken 7

Tekken 7 could be heading to PC

In the last few years, PC’s become a pretty great platform for fighting games. Sure there’s your Mortal Kombat X trainwrecks, but then there’s also Skullgirls, Street Fighter V and BlazBlue to make up for it. If a survey b...

 

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The Climb"You rock, rock"

 

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King's Quest: Once Upon a Climb"A tale of two princesses"

 
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CoilWhine

I streamed and beat an awesome indie game windowframe, where the window width is used as a weapon and obstacle, streamed part four of Amazing Frog (I unlocked the city and found a boat by getting enough points) + replayed Dead Bits (why? idk)

 
Luca Blight

Goodnight or good morning everyone Im off to

 
OverlordZetta

Holy shit! Konami has announced a new game? And its coming to every Sony console AND every Nintendo one?! And its from an old Huson Soft IP?!? And its NOT Bomberman?!?! EDIT: And #FucKonami may have just massively just mislabeled a PS2 port somehow?!?!

 
Roxas1359

Working on my last research paper of the Need tons of primary sources relating to Japanese American resettlement after the Era of Internment and I cant think of where to Hmm, time for me to put on my thinking

 
JuIc3

Bloodborne, day 3!!! Link found in

 
Rico the Penguin

*adjusts glasses*

 
gajknight

Managed to defeat Nue in the Nioh Satisfying man, I see good things in this games future, for Finishing up the AC Syndicate DLC, then its onto Cant fricking wait man!

 
Torchman

Last call for quesitons for the Ask Me Anything Going to start writing it Feel free to ask multiple questions!

 
Barry Kelly

Im still having a problem seeing embedded youtube videos when using SSL on It looks like the browser (Chrome) wont load them because the embedded URL is a plain

 
Dwavenhobble

So a group of Scientists have been given permission to see what happens when they inject stem cells into the brains of brain dead patients to try and bring them back to Ill get my zombie plan material ready just in case I think lol

 
Parismio

I was looking up some guides for dark souls on youtube for some lols and came across this Shes so adorable and her guides are hilarious! I was going to share the Dark Souls video but the comments reminded me how cancerous the community

 
King Kaiser

Current (finals) mood:

 
Occams

Beat Dark Souls 3, the Nioh demo, Ratchet and Clank and I dunno why but I dont really feel a sense of accomplishment at Been reading Cats Eye by Margaret Thats really good at

 
Luca Blight

To celebrate my 100th post I will use my own homemade Let see OH

 
TheLimoMaker

There are few FPS games I Battlefield 4 captured my time and attention despite its modern If rumours of a past-setting turn out to be true I will fall in love all over again in Or itll be in the future and Ill cry a

 
Dr Mel

I will, occasionally, find the need to just say Jonathan Holmes out loud or substitute it in lyrics of songs that are stuck in my Its a good

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Lately Ive noticed my Nyko Power Pak+ 3DS battery loses power much faster than it used And this is with the brightness set to 3 and power saver on Im thinking of getting a new one to see if that Or is it the games Im playing?

 
ShadeOfLight

Welp, Alucard is dead (*shakes fist at Rival The good news is I still hadnt caught anything on Route 33, and the first encounter was a female Welcome to the team, Seras the Zubat!

 
Trueghostbody

Fear Effect Sedna gameplay trailer

 
Luca Blight

Im curious did Capcoms studios ever told a good video game story?

 
Jed Whitaker

What if a person were to comment on something and actually talk about that thing instead of being upset that someone has a different opinion than them? THAT WOULD BE THE DAY!

 
Ein on Shrooms

If you havent seen food wars yet, you need ;) GIF in the comments

 
Torchman

Welp, game gave me Maxinger Z in the 4th Youre getting back in my good books for taking away Roger, but you still have much to

 
Nathan D

I offered an observation and rebuttal for our history debate today that blew the classs and professors mind in its thoughtfulness and

 
Inquisitive Ravenclaw

The other games in the Friends of Nintendo Humble Bundle have been revealed: Swords & Soldiers II for WiiU, Nano Assault EX for 3DS, and Runbow for Not sure how to feel about

 
Dreggsao

And later the same review states Fans of console first-person shooters or the Alien film series will probably be better off waiting for Foxs recently announced Aliens: Colonial Marines for the PlayStation

 
ZombZ

Finally off work and the kids *Booting up PC* now my overwatch

 

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