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EVO 2017 Championship lineup revealed

The EVO Championship is always the hypest weekend for fighting games and this year's iteration of the tournament is going to be no different. Announced on a live stream, this year's lineup has some pretty cool inclusions. Along with the eig...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2 beta invites going out

Remember last week when NetherRealm started taking registrations for an Injustice 2 beta? Well, you might want to check your inbox if you signed up, because the first wave of beta invites have just been released. On a live stream earli...   read

 
 
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Ultra Street Fighter II on Switch will have an arcade standby feature, online ranked play

When an online-enabled game hits a Nintendo console it has the potential to feel like a barebones effort, but Capcom seems to be pulling out the stops for Ultra Street Fighter II on the Switch based on some new information. First off, ...   read

 
 
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Capcom is hedging Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers' success entirely on the Switch

Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers, announced for the Switch this past week, has a lot of potential. I mean, it's another old school remake of Street Fighter II, with new characters and mechanics. But for now, it's only going to...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 is out in June with a collector's edition

Having been in this industry a long time, I'm used to blocking off basically all of June as "the E3 month." Everything to be around that time frame is "before E3" (BE3!) or "after E3," and in this case, I'll have a few good weeks with Tekke...   read

 
 
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Arms is beautiful and fun, but not the next big eSport

There are times when I feel like I'm not playing a game to its max potential, that there is some high skill ceiling I'm not quite reaching. That often comes when playing fighting games, but not just fighting games. Games like Crysis an...   read

 
 
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There's going to be an Injustice 2 beta, sign up for it now

Fighting crime and fighting crime fighters -- that's pretty much what Injustice 2 boils down to. The DC Comics fighter bursts into the room on May 16, but you have the opportunity to engage in fisticuffs before then. Today, a registra...   read

 
 
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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 hits Xbox One and PC on March 7

Did any of you end up buying the PlayStation 4 re-release of Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3? Excitement from the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite announcement had me considering it, but in the end I came to my senses once I remembered how very bad...   read

 
 
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That old school pair of Mega Man fighting games hits the PS3 in Japan

I used to play hours of Rockman: The Power Battle and Rockman 2: The Power Fighters with a good friend of mine. As two of the only co-op (or two player for that matter) Mega Man games ever made, this lesser known fighting game ser...   read

 
 
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The super heroes are still mad in this new Injustice 2 trailer

If you like your super heroes violent, grim, and brooding, DC has got you fam. The latest story trailer for Injustice 2 has more scowling and rage-screaming than you could shake a stick at. More interestingly however, it also has some clues...   read

 
 
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These are the first Neo Geo games coming to Nintendo Switch

Neo Geo games on Nintendo Switch seemed like something that would happen sooner than later, but it's nice to hear confirmation all the same. So far, Hamster Corp. has announced five titles for worldwide digital release on the system: The Ki...   read

 
 
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Some Switch games won't force motion controls, including Arms

One of the things I loved about the Wii U is how much Nintendo backpedaled on motion. Sure some games had it as an option to aim with the GamePad's gyroscope, but compare say, Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze's smooth button-based rolling as op...   read

 
 
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There is yet another Guilty Gear Xrd update coming

Not to talk too negatively about fighting games and their constant updates, but this is one of the reasons why I find it hard to get truly invested in any one particular series. Guilty Gear and BlazBlue have so many updates, sequels, and DL...   read

 
 
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Ultra Street Fighter II's launch trailer has a weird bit at the end

During Nintendo's Treehouse stream showcasing all of the new Nintendo Switch games, Street Fighter Executive Producer Yoshinori Ono showed up and revealed a nostalgic trailer for Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers. While it has ...   read

 
 
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Ultra Street Fighter II is bringing Evil Ryu and Violent Ken to Nintendo Switch

Along with some other awesome ports announced during Nintendo's Switch press conference, we're also getting a new version of Street Fighter II! Dubbed Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers (any more words and you'd need another gam...   read

 
 
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That King of Fighters XIV graphical overhaul is here

I'm still very happy with King of Fighters XIV, and although I can't find that many people that actually play it, it's still getting plenty of love from SNK and the community at large. Part of that passion from the former group has tak...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2 is out on May 16, 2017

Last year was a great year for video games. This year, at least based on how the stacked-as-hell first several months have shaped up so far, seems likely to follow suit. NetherRealm fans can add another title to their list as Injustice 2 ha...   read

 
 
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Ultimate finishers returning to Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct has been one of the most entertaining fighting games of this generation, and that's made even better by Iron Galaxy's constant support for it. With newest roster addition Kilgore, which is now available for download at $10 (...   read

 
 
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Supergirl looks wild in this Injustice 2 gameplay video

One of my more anticipated games of next year is definitely Injustice 2. Injustice: Gods Among Us was a great effort, if a little wonky, but seeing as how NetherRealm is constantly evolving its games I'm not too worried.  Although...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters graphical update still coming, free DLC out now

SNK decided to listen to fan complaints and up the visual quality of King of Fighters XIV -- which, not coincidentally, is the worst part of the game. It's still planned for a 1.10 update, which is on track for a January 11 release dat...   read

 
 
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Kilgore is the latest fighter coming to Killer Instinct

Killer Instinct hasn't finalized its cast yet. Come January, we'll have another combatant to contend with, and this one has a thing or two in common with series poster boy Fulgore. His name? Kilgore. Iron Galaxy has a sizable update out no...   read

 
 
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Akuma, anti-rage quit measures out today for Street Fighter V

Capcom's "Akuma" patch today for Street Fighter V also doubles as a major update and a holiday add-on of sorts. In addition to direct input controller support, you'll also gain a background music select option, as well as updated fight...   read

 
 
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Dissidia arcade gets a little more Final Fantasy XII love

You're going to be seeing a lot more of Final Fantasy XII in this next year. In addition to the PS4 remaster of the International Edition of the game "sometime in 2017," there's also going to be a new level added to the arcade version of Di...   read

 
 
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PC Port Report: Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

At first glance, Nitroplus Blasterz could be mistaken for one of those elaborate fan-made fantasy fight videos, cobbled together out of stolen sprites and the Mugen fighting engine. This bizarre collection of anime heroines from dozens of d...   read

 
 
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Capcom's going to start publicly disgracing habitual Street Fighter V ragequitters

Capcom is set to take its boldest step yet in its ongoing efforts to combat Street Fighter V ragequitting. It's also the easiest step yet. The developer is simply going to add a profile icon that indicates "Hey, this guy ragequits a lo...   read

 
 



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