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10:45 AM on 04.17.2015

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PlayStation 4 on May 26

Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to PlayStation 4 on May 26, Sony just announced. Capcom is asking for $24.99 for the latest revision, which comes packaged with all the characters, levels, and DLC created for the fighter sin...

Kyle MacGregor

3:30 PM on 04.16.2015

Fun four player fighter Lethal League coming to more platforms

I got introduced to Lethal League by Ben Pack, who did our review of the unique fighter last year. Up to four players mash a ball around the stage. The ball gets faster and faster after each hit and is the only thing that ca...

Steven Hansen



Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice photo
Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and 3DS is on the juice
by Jonathan Holmes

A new era of Smash Bros. has arrived. Speculation about who's going to be next icon to join the all-star roster can become a daily part of our lives again. Starting today with the original uber-Pokémon Mewtwo, the age of Smash Bros. DLC roster updates has officially begun.

Dramatic! Amazing! Or at least, that's how it felt.

The reality of playing Mewtwo in Smash Bros. for the Wii U and the 3DS will probably feel a lot less climactic to a lot of you, at least at first. The announcement of his inclusion in the games was incredibly exciting, as it brought with it the promise of prolonged hope for fan-favorite characters to appear in future DLC updates. The actual arrival of Mewtwo in the games is a different story. Hype has not been kind to the genetic Pokémon. Unless you're already a huge fan of the character, or not already familiar with him from Melee, you may be initially underwhelmed by his grand return. 

Still, anyone who sticks with him will find that he's an interesting and fulfilling addition to roster. He's different enough from how he played in Melee to inspire exploration, while familiar enough to please most loyalists. 

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J-Stars Victory Vs+ is a shallow masher, but it's fanservice done right photo
J-Stars Victory Vs+ is a shallow masher, but it's fanservice done right
by Chris Carter

It doesn't take an otaku to see the appeal of J-Stars Victory Vs+. It features a host of famous anime characters, from Kenshin to Goku to Naruto. It's like the Marvel vs. Capcom of Shōnen Jump properties, a magazine that's been going strong since the 1960s.

After actually playing the game, I didn't come away particularly impressed with its fighting mechanics, but I can't resist the sheer fun factor of slicing and blasting away with some of my favorite characters.

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12:30 PM on 04.14.2015

Mewtwo DLC codes are being sent into battle

It's finally time. Grab your Master Balls and Full Restores, codes are finally being emailed out to add Mewtwo to Super Smash Bros.  Players who purchased and registered copies of Smash Bros. on both Wii U and 3DS in Jap...

Laura Kate Dale



Review: Mortal Kombat X photo
Review: Mortal Kombat X
by Chris Carter

Fighting game developers are in a really tough spot when it comes to sequels. If you don't iterate enough, newcomers will be tempted to call it a "rehash." If you iterate too much, hardcore fans may feel alienated by the vast seas of change.

Mortal Kombat X is more of the former situation, seeking to play it safe by incrementally improving upon the strong foundation set forth in 2011's reboot. Thankfully, that's not a bad thing.

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6:30 AM on 04.14.2015

Mortal Kombat X's fatalities too hard? Pay to make them easy

Fatalities are, in most people's opinion, the coolest part of Mortal Kombat. In a franchise about ruthlessly beating up your opponent, fatalities are when these games are at their most brutal -- a blood-drenched pot of gold a...

Brett Makedonski

3:00 AM on 04.14.2015

My new boyfriend is coming to Skullgirls this friday

This magnificent specimen of a man is Beowulf, Skullgirls Encore’s newest character. The muscle, the grizzle, the hair… the dead animal pelts... oh gosh there are emotions. I want him to scoop me up in ...

Joe Parlock

4:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Where is our Mortal Kombat X review?

Mortal Kombat X's review embargo is up, but we're not quite ready to pull the trigger just yet. Many aspects of the game aren't fully operational including some online modes, and select facets of the Faction War fea...

Chris Carter

4:00 PM on 04.13.2015

Mortal Kombat X's first-person Krypt mode returns, with new enemies and equipment

Mortal Kombat X will be available tomorrow for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC platforms, and you'll definitely want to boot up the Krypt a few rounds of exploration. Just like the 2011 reboot the first-person view is back, w...

Chris Carter

11:00 AM on 04.13.2015

Street Fighter V will be 'something that nobody is expecting'

Capcom has been polishing that Street Fighter IV diamond for seven years now. An entire generation of consoles. This isn't lost on resident lovable, worked-to-death producer Yoshinori Ono, who told Edge that all that wax on, ...

Steven Hansen







Which low tier character will I waste my time on in Mortal Kombat X? photo
Which low tier character will I waste my time on in Mortal Kombat X?
by Nic Rowen

They say you should never marry for love, but I always do. Every single damn time. I guess you could call me a romantic. If you felt like being less charitable (and possibly more accurate), you could call me a scrub. I couldn't say you'd be wrong. Sadly, that's never stopped me from picking my fighting game characters based on some whimsical, fuzzy, undefinable personal appeal rather than any practical consideration. I look at the character first and the frame data a distant second.

Coincidentally, I also end up always picking duds. Colorful jobbers who reside in the deep bottom third of tier lists, a gaggle of gold brickers who almost never show up in tournaments where people play for "real." I'm like a reverse talent scout with a keen eye for hamstringing liabilities and poor upper end viability. I've made a career out of consistently picking out which fighter will take the biggest, hardest dive and signing them up for a lifetime contract.

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Won't somebody think of the children? photo
Won't somebody think of the children?
by Nic Rowen

When I was a little boy, Mortal Kombat was a tough sell around my home. Like most pre-adolescents of the era, I was darkly attracted to the idea of ninjas and movie stars decapitating each other in bouts of gladiatorial combat. After years of family-friendly games, MK's edgy aggressiveness seemed like tantalizing forbidden fruit and I ate it up. I played it in the arcades every chance and I couldn't wait for a home version where I could practice fatalities in the privacy of our den.

Unfortunately for me and my desire to rip the beating heart from my opponent's rib cage, my mom watched the evening news. Night after night, MK was described by reporters and senators as a murder simulator; a malicious product designed by sick men for the express purpose of desensitizing and warping young minds. It all seems hilarious and idiotic in hindsight, but at the time the concern was real. These were respected authority figures after all, why wouldn't she believe them? Soon I was banned from playing MK at the arcade, and the notion of getting a home copy was dismissed out of hand. There was a dark period of time when it looked like I'd be doomed to never enjoy the simple pleasure of hurling another Kombatant to the spiked bottom of the the Pit ever again. Tragic.

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3:00 AM on 04.08.2015

Welp, Cassie Cage has a jaw-dropping (hah) selfie fatality in Mortal Kombat X

God damn millennials and their social media. Just last week a police officer was telling me how social media is incredibly helpful in solving local crimes (muggings, burglaries). What the hell do kids think they're doing pla...

Steven Hansen

7:00 PM on 04.07.2015

Mortal Kombat X Fatality and X-Ray montage

For those of you who prefer to watch from the sidelines or simply check out what moves are possible with your roster, we've got a cheery video showcasing seven minutes of Mortal Kombat X Fatalities and X-Ray moves. My poor delicate constitution. Mortal Kombat X: All Fatalities and X-Rays So Far in 1080p 60fps [IGN]

Claire Sharkey

6:30 PM on 04.07.2015

Shenmue enters Dead or Alive 5 thanks to mods

Forget the Dead or Alive 5 Last Round nude mods. This is where it's at. A modder named Esppiral used their retexturing skills to turn DoA's Jacky Bryant into Shenmue star Ryo Hazuki, and Akira Yuki into Longsun Zhao. Even the...

Jordan Devore