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EVO 2015 is over, here's how it ended

Jul 20 // Ben Pack
Ultra Street Fighter IV Juri, Decapre, Adon, Rolento, and Abel were just five of the 12 different characters represented in the top eight for Ultra Street Fighter IV. The huge character variety was surpassed only by the quality of play demonstrated by this international forum of competitors. Infiltration going into winners showed off an amazing roster of characters, but it ultimately did not mean much as he would lose to Momochi. Meanwhile, GamerBee managed to claw through losers bracket, beating Infiltration in losers finals. Grand finals came down to a reset, and eventually in the last game a technical mishap lead to each of the contenders having one round each with Momochi clutching it out in the end. Top 8 1. EG|Momochi [Ken/ Evil Ryu]2. AvM|GamerBee [Elena / Adon]3. Infiltration [Evil Ryu / Chun-Li / Abel / Decapre / Elena / Juri]4. BE|Nemo (Rolento)5. /r/Kappa|AiAi [Juri]5. MCZ|Tokido [Akuma]7. EG|PR Balrog [Balrog]7. Liquid|NuckleDu [Decapre, Guile] Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Marvel has always been considered America's game. Since MvC 3's EVO debut in 2011, there have only ever been two non-Americans in top eight. That's why it was such a shocker to have only three Americans in the competition today. Favorites including Justin Wong, Chris G, Filipino Champ, and Flocker were nowhere to be seen as the foreign legion attempted to lay waste to America three characters at a time. It came down to grand finals between Chile's own BE|KaneBlueRiver [Hulk / Haggar / Sentinel] versus New York native CTRL|RayRay [Magneto / Dr. Doom / Sentinel], with KBR taking it. Top 8 1. BE|KaneBlueRiver [Hulk / Sentinel / Haggar]2. CTRL|RayRay [Magneto / Dr. Doom / Sentinel]3. ApologyMan [Firebrand / Dr. Doom / Super-Skrull4. TA|Frutsy [M.O.D.O.K., / Captain America / Dr. Doom]5. YKWIS|GoldenBoyNeo [Magneto / Dr. Doom / Phoenix]5. TMP|Cross [Zero / Dr. Strange / Dante]7. T3|Dizzy [Zero / Dr. Doom, Vergil[7. R.F. [Morrigan / Dr. Doom, Vergil] Super Smash Bros. Melee Some dreams were born while others were dashed in the Melee top eight. C9 Mang0 failed to take his third EVO trophy home, but the real shocker was Florida's PG|Plup claiming fourth, beating TSM|Leffen, the possible favorite to win the entire competition. The always-solid Alliance|Armada managed to take home the gold pretty convincingly, dropping almost no sets throughout the entire tournament. Top 8 1. Alliance|Armada [Fox / Peach]2. Liquid|Hungrybox [Jigglypuff]3. EG|PPMD [Marth / Falco]4. PG|Plup [Sheik / Samus]5. TSM|Leffen [Fox]5. C9|Mango [Fox / Falco]7. Tempo|Axe [Pikachu]7. MH|ChuDat [Ice Climbers] Mortal Kombat X Even though several upsets preceded the top eight for Mortal Kombat, spirits were generally high. While ninjas were crushing each others skulls on the screen, players were hugging it out on stage. cR|SonicFox managed to pull an amazing run through the losers bracket with Erron Black and Kitana and managed to reset grand finals against Foxy Grandpa's dominant Kung Lao, leading to a victory for the 17-year-old Sonic. Top 8 1. cR|SonicFox [Erron Black / Kitana]2. PND|A Foxy Grandpa [Kung Lao]3. cR|HoneyBee [D'Vorah]4. YOMI|MIT [Tanya, Sonya Blade]5. PND|Ketchup [Quan Chi]5. YOMI|DJT [Kung Lao]7. JLA|MilkySituation [Reptile]7. YOMI|Zyphox [Liu Kang] Guilty Gear: Xrd -SIGN- Starting at the designated anime time slot of 9am, Guilty Gear had a very important job of hyping up any attending early-birds. It did not disappoint, and while there were plenty of heartbreaks, there was some serious competition the entire way through. Ogawa managed to show off why people consider Zato to be the best character by taking the tournament over ODG|Nage's Faust.  Top 8 1. Ogawa [Zato]2. ODG|Nage [Faust]3. Woshige [Millia]4. Nakamura [Millia]5. Dogura [Sin]5. Rion [Ky]7. Syuuto [Axl]7. Zidane [Leo] EVO 2015 day 1 wrap up EVO 2015 day 2 wrap up Street Fighter V new character announcement Guilty Gear Xrd player stands up too early, loses Jamie Lee Curtis cosplayed as Vega at EVO Street Fighter V DLC can be unlocked for free EVO attendee steals PS Vita dev kit from Atlus 
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Street Fighter, Marvel, Melee, and more
The final day of Evolution 2015 has concluded, and we are left with a slew of new champions. There were upsets and heart-breakers, but most importantly hundreds of hours of the highest-level fighting games. Games featured today were Ultra Street Fighter IV, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, and Guilty Gear: Xrd -SIGN-.

Guilty Gear Xrd player stands up too early, loses

Jul 19 // Kyle MacGregor
[embed]296294:59596:0[/embed] Ogawa eventually went on to win the tournament, while Woshige advanced to the losers bracket and ultimately wound up in placing third overall. He's still number one in my heart, though. [Video via RoBoT SheKeiB -- Thanks, Southsing]
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Best moment of EVO so far?
Today's top story from EVO came from a Guilty Gear Xrd match between Woshige and Ogawa. After pulling off a comeback victory in the second round, Woshige mistakenly thought he'd won the match in its entirety. He stood up and ...

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Revelator

Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator videos show off Johnny, newcomer Jack-O


Face down, ass up
Jun 22
// Steven Hansen
Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator is the totally normal and appropriately named follow up to Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-, which Chris loved. Johnny is a series mainstay, but pumpkin faced Jack-O is a newbie and, uh, interesting. That's definitely the most sexual crouch animation I can remember seeing. She is 2 live.

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Guilty Gear

Guilty Gear's newest fighter Jack O will debut in Xrd Revelator


She looks awesome
Jun 03
// Chris Carter
Arc System Works is developing a follow-up to Guilty Gear Xrd called Revelator, which will add fan favorite Johnny to the cast. But there's also an additional special mystery character on the way, which is now confirmed as "J...
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Guilty Gear XX Steam

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R's netcode is passable on PC


It works at least
May 27
// Chris Carter
In the past 24 hours I've spent some time with the PC port of Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R, and I'm partly pleased with the results in terms of the netcode. Your experience really does differ based on the connection rank...
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd is getting a follow-up called Revelator


Here's Johnny
May 27
// Chris Carter
I really enjoyed Guilty Gear Xrd on PS4. It was smooth, it looked beautiful, and mechanically, it was sound. But people really took issue with the limited cast, and wanted more. Arc System Works is partially addressing t...
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Eurovision

Six months later, Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign comes to Europe


Eurovision
May 22
// Steven Hansen
Things are going your way right now, Europe. That whole Eurovision thing is going on and you're finally getting Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign, which Chris totally loved when it came out in the US back in December.  Plus, you hav...
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Guilty Gear XX Accent

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R comes to Steam on May 26


Heaven or Hell port?
May 21
// Chris Carter
Guilty Gear fan? You'll get a chance to check out another iteration on Steam come May 26. Arc System Works has confirmed to Destructoid that Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R will make its way to Steam next week. I...
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd's newest patch will address the netcode


I still play it
Mar 12
// Chris Carter
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- is still going strong, and Arc System Works has a new patch in the works, primarily to improve the netcode. Additionally, cross-platform play will be stabilized, and a few other bugs will be fixed ...
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Samus and Sagat

Samus and Sagat unbox Guilty Gear X3d -SIGN- Limited Edition


Hope you like Mega Man X5 references
Jan 24
// Jonathan Holmes
Some people say GG is the best thing in gaming today. Others say it's all flash and no substance, existing to drawing attention to itself and nothing more. No, I'm not talking about that GG. I'm talking about Guilty Gear, th...
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Guilt Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear Xrd's Leo Whitfang is out now as DLC


Available for $7.99
Dec 24
// Chris Carter
Before I got worked up about a $7.99 DLC character in Guilt Gear Xrd, I thought about what was already on offer. The console version has a few extra exclusive characters in comparison to the arcade edition, and Elphelt i...

Review: Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-

Dec 16 // Chris Carter
Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- (PS3, PS4 [reviewed])Developer: Arc System Works Team RedPublisher: Aksys GamesReleased: December 16, 2014MSRP: $49.99 (PS3), $59.99 (PS4) Whether you're jumping in for the first time or you want to dust some of that rust off, Xrd has a comprehensive (and funny) tutorial mode. As a six-button fighter (four for attacks), picking up Guilty Gear is easy -- there's a punch, kick, slash, and heavy slash button, as well as throws, air dashes, and cancels. Easy, right? Well, at first! Eventually you'll work into the core mechanics of the game, which involve dust attacks (launchers), the intricate combo system (including easy-to-use beginner Gatling combos), Roman Canceling, and a lot more. Some of the advanced techniques include variations of the canceling system, including Purple Romans, which work as anti-whiff recovery in case you're expecting a big punish. Then there's the Gold Psych burst move that grants maximum tension gauge (super) when used correctly, and the Blue Psych, which is basically a combo-breaker of sorts. Instant Blocks work as a "just defense" mechanism, Faultness Defense is a nuanced pushback counter, and the Blitz Shield blocks one hit of your choice with a Dragon Ball Z-esque power-up frame of sorts. The best part about Blitzing is that you can do it back and forth, which can get comical if you hit it off just right. [embed]284491:56671:0[/embed] This is all on top of the core principle of the game -- aggression is king. In order to keep your Tension up, you need to constantly rush down your opponent and actually get in the thick of it. Turtling for too long will deplete your gauge, which is used for nearly every major ability including supers. It gives Guilty Gear a unique feel where even zoning has to be more aggressive, and it's all the better for it. With Xrd, the entire graphical style has been overhauled. The game looks insanely detailed by way of 3D cel-shaded animation, even though it looks and feels like a 2D fighter. Everything from Dust Attacks to Overdrives (supers) also have a cinematic feel to them, and insta-kills feel like they're ripped directly out of an anime. At one point I couldn't tell a custscene apart from the in-game animation, which is crazy. For reference, it runs at 720p on PS3, but glorious 1080p on the PS4. To add to the upgraded sense of style, the new soundtrack (although a bit small), is worthy of its place in the series. Characters like Chipp have a new dimension to them stylistically, to the point where it feels like I'm meeting them for the first time. Seeing Venom open up his pool cue is just as awesome as it was years ago, and nuances like Sol's Dragon Install modifying his physical state and his Tyrant Rave animation are nice touches. I also love the Potemkin and Millia revamps more than the old models. Oh, and Slayer's haikus are back. Speaking of the cast, you'll find everything from the arcade version, and 17 fighters in all if you include the two DLC characters (one of which is free for a limited time). The console version adds Sin Kiske, boss Ramlethal Valentine, and the DLC-specific Elphelt and Leo Whitfang. The newcomers in the mix are extremely welcome, as Ram has the ability to manipulate two swords separately, and Bedman can recall past versions of himself to enact abilities he has used previously. Existing characters also have plenty of fun gimmicks to differentiate themselves, like Zato using Eddie as a summon/minion of sorts. All in all you'll find the following: Faust, Millia, Sol, Ky, May, Chipp, Potemkin, Slayer, I-No, Axl, Ramlethal, Venom, Zato-1, Bedman, and Sin pre-DLC. Sadly, a number of classic characters are missing like Jam, Baiken, and Johnny. It stings -- and unlocking Sin by grinding for tons of points is a massive pain -- but the new cast fits right in. You'll have a bit more to chew on in terms of a story as well, as each character has at least an intro, mid-movie, and ending in Arcade mode. Though the dub is quite serviceable and features a cast that treads the perfect line between serious and cheese, you can simply switch to Japanese voices in the options menu. Default dual-audio? Yes, please. The visuals once again are employed perfectly in the main story as it deals with yet another "world ending" scenario, intertwining the entire cast in one giant plot. There's plenty of single-player goodness to enjoy here as you see the events unfold through multiple sets of eyes, and there's even a full "story" mode that serves as a miniature movie to wrap this particular plotline up. It should really appeal to fans of the series and anime fans in general. There's also an objective challenge mode for every character, a linked mission mode, and the survival-esque Medal of Millionaire (M.O.M.) returns. The online modes are fairly robust, with gigantic 64-player lobbies, reserve slots, "winner stays" settings, room passwords, the ability to "quarter up," track records, and the option to train while you wait. You can tweak nearly every option, including individual round settings and spectator options. There can be four battles going on in each lobby, leading to some intense matches going on simultaneously. Cross-Play between the PS3 and PS4 is the cherry on top. The netcode itself is running smoothly as tested at launch (12/16). The system is server-based, and you can access a number of regions like North America and Asia. Lobbies vary, as Japan is completely maxed with multiple 64-person lobbies, but some North American regions only have a few full rooms. Once you're rocking, though, the good times keep on rolling. You can even queue up a ranked match and do any other activity in the game while waiting. Guilty Gear is still one of the most badass fighting franchises out there, and Xrd -Sign- honors that legacy. It looks breathtaking, the action is constant and in-your-face, and although the roster is smaller than I'd like, there is a lot of variation to be found once you start digging into the game. [This review is based on a retail build of the game provided by the publisher.]
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Heaven or Hell, rock again
I've spent many late nights with Guilty Gear. Week-long tournaments, money-matches between friends; it was the perfect series to play around with, and one of my most competitive. But as time went on, the franchise started to ...

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Guilty Gear Xrd

Where is our Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- review?


Waiting on netcode testing
Dec 09
// Chris Carter
As of right now, the embargo on Guilty Gear Xrd has lifted -- we can talk about it, and hot damn is there a lot to say. The game is beautiful, extremely crisp, and the gameplay is just as good as it always was. While som...
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Guilty Gear

Want to watch a 12-minute Guilty Gear Xrd trailer?


Of course you do
Nov 21
// Chris Carter
For some games that have elaborate stories or lots of spoiler points, I tend to avoid any and all coverage if possible. I like going in completely blind, like the bosses of the Souls series for example. For oher titles,...
Guilty Gear X2 - Reload photo
Guilty Gear X2 - Reload

Guilty Gear X2 - Reload is coming to Steam in September


From Kiss Ltd. and Funbox
Aug 20
// Chris Carter
Guilty Gear generally gets the "update" treatment quite often, and that's especially true for Guilty Gear X2, which had five of them. In September though you'll be able to play Guilty Gear X2 - Reload on PC, as publ...
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Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN

Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN is getting a six button pad for PS4


It works on PS3 too
Aug 19
// Chris Carter
If you're a fan of six-button fight pads and find yourself wanting a new one for your PS4, you're in luck -- Arc System Works is releasing a pad for Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN. It features a full layout with the R1 and R2 keys as f...
Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- photo
Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-

A look at Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-'s practice and multiplayer


Cast in the name of God, ye not guilty
Aug 05
// Brittany Vincent
Arc System Works released Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign- in arcades earlier this year in Japan, with console versions coming soon. Famitsu released a sneak peak of Network and Training Modes coming to the PlayStation 3 and 4. It has ...
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Kiske

Guilty Gear's Sin Kiske gets a batch of new screens


Watch him eat some meat
Jul 10
// Chris Carter
Guilty Gear II's Sin Kiske, the unholy spawn of Ky and Dizzy, is set to hit Guilty Gear Xrd. To celebrate, Famitsu has a bunch of new screens up of the fighter, which show off his skills as well as his eating mechanic -- whic...
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Guilty Gear Xrd

Sin Kiske is a new Guilty Gear Xrd character birthed by the union of Ky Kiske and Dizzy


Haha what?
Jul 03
// Chris Carter
Guilty Gear Xrd will have another Kiske in town when it launches -- Sin -- the son of Ky and Dizzy. He has a special modifier called "Full Stomach," that lowers a bar with every special move -- you have to eat food to re...
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EVO money

Arc System Works, Aksys add $30k to BlazBlue EVO 2014 pot


Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- playable, if I was BlazGreen I would die
Jun 24
// Steven Hansen
I had a pretty nice EVO 2013 at the live streaming get together we here are Destructoid threw in a San Francisco bar. Meanwhile, contestants (as opposed to us novice drunks) are in store for an even nicer EVO 2014 as Arc...
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Guilty Gear info

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign gets M.O.M. mode, teases new character


Plus expanded story, cross play, and more
Jun 16
// Steven Hansen
The new Guilty Gear is coming to PS4 and PS3 in North America this fall. It was originally released in Japanese arcades. Ramlethal Valentine came post launch and will be bundled in the console release, but so too wi...
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Guilty Gear

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign is coming west on PS3/PS4


This fall!
May 29
// Steven Hansen
We've written plenty about Guilty Gear Xrd Sign, which launched in Japanese arcades in February. Now we have official confirmation, via IGN, that the faux 2D fighter will be localized and published by Aksys in North America this fall. Availability in other territories, including Europe, is still up in the air. Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN Officially Coming West for PS3 and PS4 [IGN]
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Ramlethal becoming a playable character in Guilty Gear Xrd -Sign-


Check out her sword laser
Mar 18
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
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 ...
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Guilty Gear Xrd Sign

Guilty Gear Xrd Sign launches in February in Japan


In arcades first
Feb 12
// Chris Carter
According to Siliconera, Guilty Gear Xrd Sign will launch on February 20th in Japanese arcades. After that, Xrd Sign will launch on the PlayStation 3 and the PS4 later this year in Japan. There are no announcements ...
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Steam

Kiss Ltd wants to bring more ARC System Works to Steam


Fan campaign pushing publisher
Feb 10
// Conrad Zimmerman
Last month's release of Guilty Gear Isuka on Steam has fans of ARC System Works' fighting games hoping that more of their titles might make it to the platform in future, and a campaign has developed to encourage publishe...
Guilty Gear Xrd opening photo
Guilty Gear Xrd opening

Beware the Backyard in Guilty Gear Xrd's arcade opening


Stupid pretty
Jan 30
// Steven Hansen
Some sort of Jumanji book about the secret Backyard gets hidden away, but an evil power erupts from the Backyard itself (kind of like The Gate) threatening the world and, uh, only the power of cheesy rock and roll and drop d...
Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign photo
Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign

New screenshots for Guilty Gear Xrd show off the insanity


Bizarre and stylized fighter still shows it's got the right stuff
Dec 06
// Alessandro Fillari
There's been a lot of buzz lately regarding the new fighter from Arc System Works. With several location tests going in Japan, fans are already getting some quality time with the title. Recently, we saw the return of Zato=One...
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Guilty Gear

That mysterious new Guilty Gear character is 'Bedman'


I wonder what his wake-up game is like? Oh snap!
Nov 28
// Chris Carter
Last week, Arc System Works teased a brand new addition to the Guilty Gear series, and that character has been revealed as none other than "Bedman." Not much is known about this mysterious addition, other than the fact that h...
Zato One in Guilty Gear photo
Zato One in Guilty Gear

Zato=One returns in Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign


That's Za-to - no 'mister', accent on the 'to!'
Nov 21
// Chris Carter
A new character has been revealed for Guilty Gear Xrd: Sign, and it's none other than Zato=One. As Guilty Gear fans know, Zato actually died over the course of the franchise -- a victim of fighter Millia Rage. His shadow para...
Guilty Gear Xrd photo
Guilty Gear Xrd

Leaked Guilty Gear Xrd gameplay shows off slick animation


The battle intros are particularly smooth
Nov 04
// Chris Carter
Guilty Gear Xrd is sounding great so far, and the more I see of it in action, the better it looks. As a lifelong fan, the engine looks seamlessly integrated into the classic style of the franchise. The animated cutscenes are...

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