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Rival Schools

Capcom lead says he has a story ready for a new Rival Schools


Yes please
Apr 27
Another year, another Rival Schools tease. For what feels like a lifetime I've been wanting another follow-up to the amazing two-disc PlayStation brawler besides Project Justice, and Hideaki Itsuno has been talking it up agai... read
Pokkén Tournament

Gengar licks the competition in Pokkén Tournament


Ghost-types are the best types
Apr 26
Bandai Namco revealed Gengar as a new playable character for Pokkén Tournament at NicoNico Chokaigi 2015 yesterday. The grinning ghost Pokémon brings the roster up to seven characters, along with Pikachu, Lucar... read
Square Enix

Square Enix apes Street Fighter in 'Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV'


Not real, sadly
Apr 25
Last night Square Enix hosted a Japanese live event for Final Fantasy XIV, and among a few announcements, it showed off a hilarious trailer for "Ultimate Fight Final Fantasy XIV." In a clear nod to the Street Fighter series,... read
DLC characters

Jason Voorhees will be playable in Mortal Kombat X on May 5


Celebrate Friday the 13th on Cinco de Mayo
Apr 23
Instead of slashing teenagers, everyone's favorite camping buddy will now be fighting against the Mortal Kombat X krew. NetherRealm has confirmed that Jason Voorhees will join the fight on May 5, but only for those playe... read
Mortal Kombat X

Ed Boon hints that Mortal Kombat X's missing story characters will be added later


As most people expected
Apr 23
While the PC version of Mortal Kombat X is still being worked on, modders are discovering playable characters that aren't in the core game outside of CPU-controlled story elements, like Baraka, Rain, and Sindel. When ask... read
Dragon Ball XenoVerse

New Dragon Ball XenoVerse DLC features Resurrection F


$9.99 or part of the $24.99 Season Pass
Apr 22
Dragon Ball XenoVerse is still chugging along with DLC, and the third pack will arrive very soon. It will decidedly focus on the new film Resurrection F, featuring four new characters. Also found in the DLC is five ... read
Mega Man

Wizard World Comic Con will have a custom Mega Man amiibo as its prize


Damn right it's Mega Man
Apr 21
Heading to the Wizard World Comic Con on April 25 in Las Vegas? You'll be able to buy into a Super Smash Bros. tournament to compete for glory and the grand prize -- a custom Mega Man amiibo from famed artist Evilos. The... read
Mortal Kombat X

Mortal Kombat X PC dev is 'working around the clock' fixing issues


PC should have been delayed along with 360 and PS3
Apr 21
The PC version of Mortal Kombat X was broken at launch. High Voltage Software (not NetherRealm) was responsible for the port, and it seems it's aware of all of the issues it has caused over the past week or so. Detailing... read
Never-ending Brutality
I have never played a game that I've wanted to love so badly that seems so set and determined to antagonize me than the PC port of Mortal Kombat X. In the abstract, Mortal Kombat X is a great game. The single player content i... read feature

Dragon Ball Z

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden looks great in action


Finally, gameplay
Apr 20
Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden by Arc System Works sounds amazing on paper, and no we longer have to settle for a brief look -- we can ogle at the whole damn thing thanks to YouTube user ShonenGameZ. The entire demo is on di... read
Mewtwo

Looks like Mewtwo had custom movesets after all in the new Super Smash Bros, but will they ever arrive?


Unfinished, but there
Apr 20
Mewtwo's new incarnation in Super Smash Bros. might be on the juice, but he severely lacks one major feature -- custom moves. For whatever reason they are not included at the launch of the character, and Nintendo has be... read
Killer Instinct

Check out Killer Instinct's Cinder in all his burning glory


Another great addition
Apr 20
Iron Galaxy Studios has done a great job with Killer Instinct's Season 2 characters. All of them are incredibly well animated and fit the game perfectly. Cinder is looking pretty hot right now (ha), after his death in the or... read
Mortal Kombat X

Takeda gains an extra move in this Mortal Kombat X patch


Right on
Apr 20
I wasn't a fan of Mortal Kombat X's Takeda, both in terms of his characterization or his playstyle, but he's gaining a new move this week courtesy of the 1.02 update. It's called "Quick Kall," and with allow him to return a d... read
MKX

Mortal Kombat X's error CE-34878-0 is breaking the game on PS4, here's how to fix it


Until a permanent solution is found
Apr 20
If you own a digital copy of Mortal Kombat X on PS4, you may have encountered a nasty error that goes by the name of CE-34878-0. In short, it screws with online play, and for the time being you'll have to do a littl... read
Listen up, Nintendo!
Street Fighter's Ryu is currently rumored to be coming to Nintendo's newest entry into the Super Smash Bros. series, thanks to some hidden files in the most recent update to the game. It makes a lot of sense; Capcom... read feature

Pixel Horror

This horror movie fighting game would be more dream than nightmare


Oh, the sights they could show us
Apr 19
Freddy Krueger and Jason Voorhees are already in Mortal Kombat. The Predator will be joining them soon. It's clear that horror fans like the idea of seeing their favorite death-dealing icons duke it out in a fighting gam... read
Street Fighter PS4

Ultra Street Fighter IV strikes PlayStation 4 on May 26


Once more, with feeling
Apr 17
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... read
Play this game

Fun four player fighter Lethal League coming to more platforms


Play this game
Apr 16
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... read
'It's what you do with the gift of life that makes you who you are'
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 ... read feature

Damn if it doesn't feel good to beat up Naruto as Goku
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 mag... read feature

Super Smash Bros.

Mewtwo DLC codes are being sent into battle


Release your email account from its Poké Ball
Apr 14
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... read
Still not ready for a series Fatality
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... read feature

Easy fatalities

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


You're killing me
Apr 14
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... read
Skullgirls

My new boyfriend is coming to Skullgirls this friday


Look at him!
Apr 14
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 ... read
Mortal Kombat X

Where is our Mortal Kombat X review?


We'll be testing online play first
Apr 13
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... read
Mortal Kombat X Krypt

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


A perfect way to get me to unlock everything
Apr 13
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... read
Not the killer

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


And it isn't killing Ono!
Apr 13
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, ... read
You do it to yourself, you do, and that's what really hurts
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... read feature

Decapitations for the YouTube generation
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 comba... read feature

Gross

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


Gross
Apr 08
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... read






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