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Street Fighter V will be going free next week to test out new matchmaking changes

Capcom is soon going to implement a new matchmaking system into their "Capcom Fighters Network" for Street Fighter V. Instead of holding a closed beta to make sure everything is up to snuff, the company has decided to give the public a chan...   read

 
 
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Home-run fighter Lethal League comes to consoles in May

Xbox One and PlayStation 4 ports of Lethal League are in the works, and if you don't know this game yet, you might just be missing out. It's an up-to-four-person fighting game in which combatants deal damage by furiously batting a ball arou...   read

 
 
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Supergirl gets her own Injustice 2 story trailer and Black Adam is there for some reason

With how popular Supergirl's become on TV, I'm glad she's getting a major push in Injustice 2. This newest story trailer, part three of "Shattered Alliances," shows a bit of her origin as well as teases how she fits into Injustice's world, ...   read

 
 
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Vanessa boxes her way into King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters XIV DLC characters have been delivering on every count so far. Sometime after Whip and Ryuji Yamazaki come to the game as DLC, fan-favorite boxing mom Vanessa joins the roster.  I've never been a big Vanessa user, ...   read

 
 
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Bojack and Zamasu coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 via 'DB Super Pack 3' DLC

This April's DB Super Pack 3 DLC will focus on Dragon Ball Super's Future Trunks Saga, including three new characters: Bojack, Zamasu, and Goku Black Rose. Wait. I haven't followed Dragon Ball Super but "Black Rose?" Really? Bojack wil...   read

 
 
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Meet Nintendo's core cast of fighters in Arms

Chris already initiated the dibs callin' process for Arms when he posted the Japanese-language versions of these clips last month, so I'm left with the slightly off-smelling scraps. Not that I mind! Out of the combatants introduced so far ...   read

 
 
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Cheetah looks purrty good in her Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

Revealed back in February along with Poison Ivy (meaning we should get a gameplay trailer for her soon too), Cheetah fits right in with the Injustice 2 roster. I'm not sure if it's my preference if non-projectile characters or a latent furr...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 hits PS3 and PS4 in May

One of the most prevalent fighters on the scene currently, in its most recent incarnation, is coming west. While some games have been kicked out of EVO or haven't been updated in a while, Arc System Works continue to build upon the foundati...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2 has in-game currency you can pay real money for

If you've been on the fence about Injustice 2, its premium currency might help you with your decision. Source Crystals, announced by NetherRealm forum administrator GypsyWB, is an in-game currency that's purchasable with real world money to...   read

 
 
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More guest characters are coming to Tekken 7 as DLC

Though Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada initially seemed against the idea of guest characters, noting that Akuma fit the series however, I suppose once you open the door it's hard to close it back up again.  Bandai Namco announced thei...   read

 
 


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First EVO Japan Championship announces dates and location

First announced during EVO 2016, and later confirmed for a January 2018 date at Tokyo Game Show that September, we finally have a hard confirmation date for the inaugural EVO Japan Championship Coming January 26-28th, 2018, Evolution Champi...   read

 
 
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Canceled arcade fighter Primal Rage II is now available online

Primal Rage is the one series I can barely remember playing as a kid (since it released in 1994), but had all of the toys. Atari had a sequel in the works for a planned 1996 release before shelving the project in 1995. Now, twenty years lat...   read

 
 
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Ryuji Yamazaki snakes his way into King of Fighters XIV

Plenty of the King of Fighters XIV fans (myself included) were chomping at the bit for a possible Yamazaki roster addition as soon as DLC characters were announced, and with Whip confirmed as the first character, luckily Yamazaki was a...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V getting a balance update in April

Street Fighter V may have had its problems at launch, but it's been slowly evolving the past year to a pretty entertaining fighter. It's still got a ways to go, unfortunately, but Capcom's been paying attention. Even if Cammy is still getti...   read

 
 
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Firestorm's looking less hot in full Injustice 2 trailer

Revealed a couple of days ago on Austin Creed's UpUpDownDown YouTube channel, Firestorm has finally gotten a full Injustice 2 reveal trailer. Along with some looks at Green Arrow, we get a better idea of how Firestorm's going to play. ...   read

 
 
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It's Waifu x Waifu with this Guilty Gear/BlazBlue costume DLC for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

The Dead or Alive series loves its DLC. The latest release, Dead or Alive: Last Round, offers all its DLC costumes together for a $93 USD lump sum. This may definitely be one of the worst aspects of the fighting game genre, but even I succu...   read

 
 
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Firestorm fires up the Injustice 2 roster

Very rarely do my interests coalesce into a story like this, so I'm glad to be writing about it for you. Revealed on Austin Creed's (WWE Superstar Xavier Woods) UpUpDownDown channel, is Firestorm, the two dudes sharing a body that's also on...   read

 
 
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Green Arrow and Green Lantern return in new Injustice 2 story trailer

While I may not particularly be fond of Injustice 2's roster so far (did we really need so many Batman characters again), the main reason I've been drawn to the sequel is the new story. NetherRealm's single player content has always knocked...   read

 
 
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Whip confirmed as King of Fighters XIV's first DLC character

King of Fighters XIV gets a bad rap. It's yet another great entry in the franchise even if the new art style makes it seem more stiff than previous entries. I'll admit it was tough for me to get used to at first, but after putting some time...   read

 
 
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Watch this wild, come from behind Street Fighter V tourney win

Christopher "NYChrisG" Gonzalez's Guile lost so much health that his bar seemed empty. That would not end up keeping him from beating Brian "bjUNCHAINED" Jeon in the Cen-Cal Standoff, a Street Fighter V tournament servicing the San Francis...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy II's Emperor gets a new groove in Dissidia Final Fantasy

If you're like me, you've been keeping tabs of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade in the hopes that'll it'll come to the PlayStation 4 soon. The two PSP titles were some of my favorite games on that system, so I really want to play this soon.&nb...   read

 
 
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The long rumored Nintendo Switch Hori Fight Stick is confirmed

For weeks now there has been leaked knowledge of a Hori Fight Stick for the Nintendo Switch, which at the moment is probably only going to be useful for Ultra Street Fighter II. But still, with those C-button-esque Joy-Con inputs it makes s...   read

 
 
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What I really think the Dead or Alive series says about violence against women

I made a guest appearance on the Polygamer podcast to announce that I'm on not one, not two, but four panels at PAX East this year. The podcast, and list of panels I'll be appearing on, can be found here.  I didn't spend much time...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V's competitive scene is really taking to Kolin

The second season of Street Fighter V began with Akuma, and the newcomer (who was present in the series in the past, but not playable) Kolin is keeping the party going. Naturally, pro players have already taken her to the lab and are f...   read

 
 
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Leak confirmed: Eddy Gordo is playable in Tekken 7

Last week photos revealing Eddy Gordo leaked from an event in Brazil where Katsuhiro Harada was presenting Tekken 7 to a small crowd. Media approached the blurry, yet visible shots cautiously, as fake images are all too common and con...   read

 
 



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