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King of Fighters producer: 'Arcades are dying down, so events like EVO Japan are great'

There was a massive presentation at TGS yesterday regarding fighting games, and Yasuyuki Oda (King of Fighters XIV producer) was in attendance. He dropped a ton of information on us, including news of a balance update, a larger ra...   read

 
 
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EVO sexual assault

Sponsor drops top Smash Bros. player after alleged EVO sexual assault

Top Toon Link Super Smash Bros. Brawl pro Cristian "Hyuga" Medina has been dropped by his sponsor VGBootCamp following word that he allegedly sexually assaulted Smash streamer "VikkiKitty" at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas this weekend. VikkiKitty a...   read

 
 
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Watch an electric crowd explode during Street Fighter V's EVO finals

It's official! Infiltration is the first Street Fighter V EVO (which now has a Japan event) champion. Late last night at EVO 2016, the main event took place, which saw Infiltration rise above over 5,000 entrants to take the top prize a...   read

 
 
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STREET FIGHTER V

Juri coming to Street Fighter V later this month

Juri Han will join the cast of Street Fighter V at the end of the month, according to Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono, who announced the news Sunday at EVO 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  Until then, players can test out the rushdown fi...   read

 
 
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EVO is heading to Japan

At long last, the Evolution Championship Series is expanding to Japan, EVO business development manager Mark Julio announced Sunday alongside Capcom's Yoshinori Ono and Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada at this year's tournament in Las Vegas,...   read

 
 
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Dizzy finally joins the cast of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator

Dizzy will be added to Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator's roster of playable characters tomorrow, Monday, July 18, Arc System Works and series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari announced at the conclusion of the fighting game's competition at ...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 adds Bob and Master Raven to its roster

When Tekken 7 makes it to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2017, our dear round friend/enemy Bob ("likes: crime fighting"; "dislikes: weight loss") will be invited to the party. Series director Katsuhiro Harada took EVO 2016 weekend...   read

 
 
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SNK's Garou: Mark of the Wolves coming to PS4, Vita

[Update: Over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony has confirmed the PS4 and Vita versions will feature online multiplayer (with Code Mystics’ proprietary netcode), cross-play functionality, and cross-buy.] Today at SNK's EVO 2016 panel...   read

 
 
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Sega's Shining spin-off Blade Arcus heading west

It's been a long, long time since an entry in Sega's Shining series has been released outside of Japan, but that's about to change. Studio Saizensen (Umihara Kawase, Code of Princess) has revealed plans to bring its tag-team fighting game B...   read

 
 
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It's EVO 2016 weekend! Let's watch some fighting games

Gosh, it's already here. It's EVO 2016 weekend! The celebrated fighting game tournament began earlier today in Las Vegas, and I've been struggling all morning to tear myself away from watching Smash Bros. on the main stream. Let's get righ...   read

 
 


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EVO

EVO will have a special Street Fighter V panel with 'exciting news'

With all the problems surrounding Street Fighter V, you'd expect a lot of the community to shun it. But at EVO 2016, that's clearly not the case. This year, over 4,000 entrants have signed up to play the game -- it surpassed the record way ...   read

 
 
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Get ready for EVO with this great Fighting Game Community (FGC) documentary

EVO 2016 is set to take place from July 15-17 in Vegas again this year, and man does it look great. There are already over 4,000 Street Fighter V entrants, which already broke records with its 3,000 entrants earlier this year. Pokken is als...   read

 
 
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Guile's Dream: Street Fighter V's gonna be on ESPN

When Evo rolls around in two weeks' time, it'll get far more mainstream attention than usual. That's because ESPN is broadcasting some of the tournament live on its not-quite-flagship station ESPN 2. Not all of Evo will be represented, tho...   read

 
 
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Over 4,000 World Warriors have signed up for SFV at this year's EVO

Street Fighter V hasn't exactly been burning up the sales charts. Its barebones launch and delayed content drops haven't exactly endeared the title to the mainstream audience. Unsurprisingly though, that doesn't seem to matter at all to the...   read

 
 
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EVO

EVO is officially allowing DualShock 4 controllers this year

Traditionally, DualShock 4 controllers have been questionable at EVO because of the complications with Bluetooth. But after many community members have asked for it, they're allowing them again in 2016. There are going to be strict rules in...   read

 
 
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EVO 2016

EVO 2016's lineup includes Street Fighter V and Pokken

In the middle of a Twitch stream for Redbull's eSports channel, the Evolution Championship Series (call it EVO if you want to make friends) co-founder Joey Cuellar announced the lineup for this year's event. Here's what the folks down in La...   read

 
 
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Premier fighting game tourney EVO 2016 dated

Surprise, surprise, fighting game tournament EVO is coming back next year. Here's how EVO 2015 wrapped up. It was fun times, even for a casual. A new Street Fighter V character got announced, a guy got up in euphoric victory before his mat...   read

 
 
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Killer Instinct runs much faster than 60 frames per second

Yeah, it's a post about frames per second, but it's going in a different direction than usual. The standard is that a game runs at less than 60 FPS, and a lot of people get angry about it. This is about a title running at a much higher rat...   read

 
 
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EVO recap

EVO 2015 is over, here's how it ended

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 S...   read

 
 
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Capcom reveals first new Street Fighter V character

Today at EVO 2015, just before kicking off the final round of Ultra Street Fighter IV competitions, Capcom unveiled the first of four new fighters joining the roster of Street Fighter V. His name is Necalli, a wild-looking grappler who -- A...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd player stands up too early, loses

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 turned to the c...   read

 
 
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Jamie Lee Curtis cosplayed as Vega at EVO

Cool mom (and actor) Jamie Lee Curtis attended EVO this weekend in Las Vegas, taking her Street Fighter fanatic son to the tournament to celebrate his recent high school graduation. Not only did they go, but the whole family went to the eve...   read

 
 
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Watch the EVO 2015 finals right here

It's the last day of EVO 2015, the largest fighting game tournament of the year, and if you haven't yet tuned in to catch any of this weekend's action, now would be the perfect time to do so. Starting with Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN- t...   read

 
 
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EVO day 2

EVO 2015 Day 2: Here's everything that happened

The second day of EVO 2015, the world's largest fighting game tournament, has come to a close, and champions for Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Tekken 7, and Killer Instinct have been crowned.   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V

Street Fighter V DLC can be unlocked for free

During a Street Fighter V panel at EVO today, Capcom announced a shift in strategy for the series. The publisher is moving away from its long-standing pattern of releasing a major disc-based update to the latest version of the game. Going f...   read

 
 
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