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Nintendo is ending 'Regular Tourney' support for Super Smash Bros. next month

If you happened to use the "Regular Tourney" mode in Super Smash Bros. well, regularly, it's going bye-bye soon. Nintendo has announced on their official Japanese site that they're ending service for the gametype (which hosted official...   read

 
 
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Juri is the most complex character on the Street Fighter V roster

[Header image from Dead End Thrills] I'll admit, I'm a little late getting this guide out compared to my internal timeline. I have a good reason though, and I think Street Fighter V fans will understand. You see, in between playin...   read

 
 
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Redbull's second season of its eSports doc show kicks off with Smash

Redbull has been doing some great work with its eSports series, and this season is set to cover the Smash scene, starting with the infamous Leffen on August 31. Running for six episodes it'll go over just about every aspect of his life, as ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy Type-0's Ace joins Dissidia Final Fantasy

If and when Dissidia Final Fantasy gets a worldwide release on the PS4, it's going to be one hell of a game. The last time we talked about it, Kain Highwind was added to the cast. Today, a Final Fantasy spin-off is getting some representati...   read

 
 
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Mortal Kombat XL PC beta going on right now

Ed Boon had a lot of Mortal Kombat fans in a frenzy with this morning's tweet of a possible PC launch for Mortal Kombat XL. Now, out of nowhere, an open beta for the game's multiplayer has launched on Steam. To download the beta, just ...   read

 
 
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BlazBlue: Central Fiction is getting a Nendoroid-ridden special edition

I've been getting back into Arc fighters recently at the insistence of a friend. I really needed to brush up on my Guilty Gear combos, and since I always favored Sol, Ky, and crew over BlazBlue, I figured I'd get back into that series ...   read

 
 
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I'm not sure NetherRealm's Mortal Kombat XL PC teases are going over so well

For a good while Ed Boon has been teasing the return of Mortal Kombat X on PC, in the newly minted XL form. First he ran a poll to see if people would want to see it on PC again, then, he was not so subtly spelling it out with ana...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV's netcode has some issues, and a fix is on the way

As I discussed in the review, I had the opportunity to test out select matches online before The King of Fighters XIV's release, but not enough to get a clear picture of the state of the netcode. Well, it launched yesterday, and I have some...   read

 
 
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Sakurai had a ton of trouble gathering different Pokemon voices for Smash Bros.

Pokemon is such a massive property now, there are a ton of hoops to jump through. For one you have Nintendo and Game Freak, who both are part owners in The Pokemon Company entity. Then there's the localization problems given the worldw...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV will get PS3 controller support with a day one patch

King of Fighters fans won't be left wanting for updates for XIV when it drops this week, as SNK has a day one patch already planned. Lead designer Hidetoshi Ishizawa has confirmed that not only will some characters be tweaked for ...   read

 
 
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Review: The King of Fighters XIV

While most people were introduced to fighters with Street Fighter, my first foray into the genre was King of Fighters at a local arcade. I had no prior training or guidance, I kind of just jumped in, picked Andy Bogard, and had a ball....   read

 
 
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Majin Vegeta, co-op boss battles, open beta confirmed for Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2

I haven't been all that jazzed about Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2, but a few updates from Bandai Namco have changed my tune a lil' bit. Majin Vegeta is confirmed, but the "Expert Mission" mode is what I'm really interested in. It allows up ...   read

 
 
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Pokken Tournament defies odds, ships one million units on Wii U

When I visited Japan several months after its release and played Pokken Tournament in multiple locations, I didn't really see any major activity. Most fighting game fans were playing Street Fighter and Guilty Gear, and while the multi-cabin...   read

 
 
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Suicide Squad represents in Injustice 2

Have you seen Suicide Squad yet? I sure as hell haven't. After Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, I decided to wait on any future DC movies until I can find at least five people whose opinion I trust to tell me it's worth my time. Of ...   read

 
 
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Upcoming Street Fighter V update targets rage quitters

Capcom has let us in on its plans for a pair of upcoming Street Fighter V updates, one arriving in August, the other sometime in September. Despite attempts at addressing the rage-quitter problem, quitters are still quitting and wasting fol...   read

 
 
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Balrog 1, Olympics 0

I had me some asthma as a kid. Nothing too major. I was able to run, jump, and play sports as kids are wont to do. But I did land in the emergency room twice with a case of not being able to breathe (both times triggered by a severe onset o...   read

 
 
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Want another Rival Schools? Producer says 'tweet about it'

Rival Schools: United by Fate is a criminally underrated fighting game, and although it did get a sequel (and an update in Japan), I wish it was still in the conversation -- hell, I wish it was at EVO. It's a longshot, but series producer H...   read

 
 
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Review: Chambara

In recent years we've had a resurgence of arena combat games with new classics like Samurai Gunn, Nidhogg, and TowerFall. Forged by developers that grew up with Super Smash Bros., which opened the floodgates to all sorts of wacky proje...   read

 
 
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Balrog's got punches like a truck, truck, truck

Well, this is surprising. I find myself playing Balrog a lot in Street Fighter V. I generally judge how well I'll perform by how efficient I can do their trials. I ended up doing terribly at Balrog's trials, but have had really good su...   read

 
 
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Kain Highwind joins the Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade family

Square Enix has announced the newest addition to Dissidia Final Fantasy's arcade edition in Japan -- Kain Highwind -- who will be added by way of an update. The producer of the original game actually wanted Kain to be featured in the origin...   read

 
 
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Ibuki is no longer the character I fell in love with, but that's okay

Ibuki was one of the handful of characters I dabbled in while playing Street Fighter IV. The others were Hakan (my main), T. Hawk, Dan, Seth, and Makoto. Once I found out that Ibuki's neckbreaker slide was a lot like Hakan's belly slide, I ...   read

 
 
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Blue Beetle and Wonder Woman are locked in for Injustice 2

Fresh out of San Diego Comic-Con, the latest characters confirmed for Injustice 2 are the real-cool Blue Beetle (Jaime Reyes) and the expected-but-good-to-get-out-of-the-way Wonder Woman. Blue Beetle doesn't come as too much of a shock con...   read

 
 
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Capcom confirms Juri's coming to Street Fighter V on July 26

We knew the wait wouldn't be long, but now we know that it'll be exactly five more days. Capcom told us earlier this month that Juri would come to Street Fighter V sometime in July; as it turns out, she'll be here next Tuesday. The new...   read

 
 
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If the demo is any indication, The King of Fighters XIV is destined for great things

I'm glad King of Fighters (and by proxy, SNK) is still in the fighting game discussion. It's had a long, long hiatus since XIII was released back in 2010 (which was a massive improvement on XII), and because a new collective of owners has r...   read

 
 
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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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