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EVO's best moments are often found off-screen

As someone who watches EVO but hasn't yet and will likely never attend the fighting game tournament in person, I adore Richard Li's videos -- they truly bring out the human element of the competition. It occasionally comes t...   more

EVO's best moments are often found off-screen photo

Fighting game tournament Evo 2014 announced for July 11

Whether you're a competitor, an attendee, or a casual observer, it's never too early to start planning for next year's Evo. The legendary fighting game tournament returns to Las Vegas on July 11-13, 2014 at the LVH. Xbox 360...   more

Fighting game tournament Evo 2014 announced for July 11 photo

Here's the official 'Best EVO 2013' moments video

Our EVO 2013 highlights post did a great job of showing you pretty much everything this year had to offer, but it also had a ton of information that could be seen as overwhelming to some. Thankfully, Richard Li has put toget...   more

Here's the official 'Best EVO 2013' moments video photo

Here's footage of the top eight Guilty Gear EVO tourney

While most of you were getting pretty crazy about the main tournaments featured at EVO, tons of side tournaments were going on in the background. One of them in particular that I think deserves a special mention is the Guilt...   more

Here's footage of the top eight Guilty Gear EVO tourney photo

Street Fighter IV champion Xian reflects on EVO 2013

If you were watching EVO 2013, one of the standout performances was DM MCZ (Desperation Move and Mad Catz) | Xian's Gen versus MCZ (Mad Catz)|Tokido's Akuma. To get a bit more background information on what led to his big wi...   more

Street Fighter IV champion Xian reflects on EVO 2013 photo

EVO 2013: Day-three streams, and final results

[Update: All EVO 2013 winners are listed below.] EVO 2013 is nearly at an end, and after a slew of qualifying matches, the finals are ready to drop today. To conclude this year's EVO are the finals for King of Fighters XIII,...   more

EVO 2013: Day-three streams, and final results photo

EVO 2013: Day-two streams, schedules, and more

[Update: Today's winners are listed below.] Yesterday was a pretty action packed day at EVO 2013, as we had winners for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Persona 4 Arena and Mortal Kombat 9, as well as some progress in the Super...   more

EVO 2013: Day-two streams, schedules, and more photo

Super Street Fighter gets 5 new fighters, 6 new stages

[Update: Added a video of the panel. There will be new costumes and stages added with this update as well, plus an arcade version will be coming out in Japan.] [Update #2: Capcom-Unity has announced a disc-based version of t...   more

Super Street Fighter gets 5 new fighters, 6 new stages photo

EVO 2013: Day-one streams, schedules, and more

[Update: Today's winners are listed below.] This year, EVO is going to be insane. I know people say that annually, but really, EVO 2013 has smashed previous attendance records with a whopping 3,538 competitors and 6,097 tour...   more

EVO 2013: Day-one streams, schedules, and more photo

15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash!

Watch Flash get his ass beat by Superman, in this lengthy EVO gameplay demo of NetherRealm's upcoming DC superhero fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us. This demo is very similar to the one I saw at E3. However, I actually got h...   more

15 minutes of Injustice gameplay footage: Poor Flash! photo

Heihachi and Sony mascot added to PlayStation All-Stars

Tekken's Heihachi and Sony's Japanese feline mascot Toro Inoue are the latest additions to PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale's roster. Alongside a lengthy EVO exhibition of these two new characters, a new stage was shown o...   more

Heihachi and Sony mascot added to PlayStation All-Stars photo

I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden to melt brains at EVO 2012

Oh, sh*t. While discussing the Indie Showcase at the upcoming EVO, we failed to mention another little surprise that will be making an appearance. During the July 5 pre-show at 10 PM PST, I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden will be p...   more

I Wanna Be the Guy: Gaiden to melt brains at EVO 2012 photo

Watch this emotional EVO 2011 'Moments' video

This is a different kind of video. Rather than show the virtual fights of EVO, Richard Li puts the emphasis on the same great moments as they happened off screen. It's about the players, and the community. For anyone that ac...   more

Watch this emotional EVO 2011 'Moments' video photo

Interview with Capcom's Derek Neal

For my last scheduled interview at Evo2k11, I spoke briefly with the associate producer of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Derek Neal. We discussed the lengths that Capcom went to in order to make sure th...   more

Interview with Capcom's Derek Neal photo

Street Fighter X Tekken grudge match with Seth Killian

At E3 this year, Destructoid brought you a close look at Street Fighter X Tekken with the Destructoid vs Capcom tournament between Jonathan Holmes, Seth Killian, and myself. Though it was the first time that Jonathan had pla...   more

Street Fighter X Tekken grudge match with Seth Killian photo

Evo2k11: Interview with Capcom's Seth Killian

You can't talk about the fighting game scene in America without mentioning Capcom's special combat adviser, Seth Killian. He's done it all, from competing in tournaments himself and organizing EVO, to working on Capcom'...   more

Evo2k11: Interview with Capcom's Seth Killian  photo

Evo2k11: Interviews with Alex Valle, Dr. Doom, and more!

Outside of my scheduled time with Capcom representatives, I also had a chance to wander around the show floor and interview several attendees. The first interview was with Alex Valle, also known as "Mr. Street...   more

Evo2k11: Interviews with Alex Valle, Dr. Doom, and more! photo

Evo2k11: Interview with producer Ryota Niitsuma and Neo_G

If you know me, you know that right now my favorite game to play is Marvel vs. Capcom 3. So when I had the opportunity to interview producer Ryota Niitsuma on the newly announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I jumped at tha...   more

Evo2k11: Interview with producer Ryota Niitsuma and Neo_G photo

New Destructoid Episode: Insanely Twisted Diablo EVO2K

Hey guys, today we're giving a wrap up of EVO2K news, including Capcom's next plans for the 3DS, and two new characters for Street Fighter X Tekken. There's suddenly a bunch of crazy news about Diablo III, like the addition ...   more

New Destructoid Episode: Insanely Twisted Diablo EVO2K photo

Evo2k11: Interview with producer Yoshinori Ono

This year at EVO, Destructoid was on the scene to bring exclusive interviews with many or the figureheads in the fighting game world. One of those included Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono of Capcom. Known for ...   more

Evo2k11: Interview with producer Yoshinori Ono photo

Evo2k11: Kuma revealed for Street Fighter X Tekken

At the end of the Street Fighter X Tekken panel this afternoon, producer Yoshinori Ono had a bombshell of an announcement. Unwilling to end the panel without a surprise, he showed a never-before seen trailer that g...   more

Evo2k11: Kuma revealed for Street Fighter X Tekken photo

A documentary about gaming culture is happening now

The above video is a preview of the upcoming documentary Beyond the Game, by the group Animatronic Ackbar, which explores video game culture. The clip mostly looks at arcade tournaments and cons as well as retro bands, thoug...   more

A documentary about gaming culture is happening now photo

Evo Championship Series 2011: July 29-31

At the end of this month, the world's greatest competitors on the fighting game scene will be descending upon the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to duke it out for the Evo Championship Series. This year, the competition w...   more

Evo Championship Series 2011: July 29-31 photo