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Splatoon 2 and Arms to be showcased at Nintendo Direct this Wednesday

The latest Nintendo Direct is coming this Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00pm EST (11:00pm GMT) and will focus on upcoming Switch games Arms and Splatoon 2. Part of the direct will be dedicated to the 3DS as well. You can watch at their webs...   read

 
 
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Badass fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter is out now for free

I first found out about Hyper Dragon Ball Z three dang years ago tomorrow, and I'm happy to report you can download and play it right now, for free, in the recently released "Champ Build" that does some fighter rebalancing and adds even mo...   read

 
 
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Review: Rivals of Aether

"Smash clone" is an ugly generalization. It's usually given to titles in a subgenre which, honestly, should be a lot more prominent than it is. Despite many tries, non-Nintendo developers have yet to nail the platform fighter. What most of ...   read

 
 
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Trailer for one of two new Naruto games, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, leaked

The weekly print of Famitsu magazine announced two new Naruto video games: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Appropriate to its name, the trilogy will only contain the first three Ul...   read

 
 
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Gorilla Grodd throws a monkeywrench into society in newest Injustice 2 story trailer

I've been enjoying the story teases in Injustice 2's ad campaign. The first game had a fun story (if albeit contrived in some areas because comics), and the sequel looks to follow suit. The fourth part of the "Shattered Alliances" seri...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters gets some free DLC with its 2.0 update this week

Due out April 5, SNK is pushing its "2.0" update for King of Fighters XIV. Along with Rock Howard, Vanessa, Ryuji, and Whip (paid DLC) comes two free levels -- City Circuit and Transcontinental Railroad. You can see them in the video below....   read

 
 
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Miniature documentary on fighting game taunts leads with teabagging

Core-A Gaming recently put up an cool little mini-doc on YouTube that deals with the philosophy of taunting in fighting games. It goes over some examples in the community, the reasoning behind why it works, and shifts into a great breakdown...   read

 
 
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Catwoman doesn't seem half bad in her full Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

Every time I cover Injustice 2 for this site, I bounce back and forth between hype and confusion. And for those of you following its character reveals and story trailers, I'm pretty sure it's been the same situation for you. The latest game...   read

 
 
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Blind player competes in Street Fighter V tournament, kicks some ass

If you needed a heartwarming story today, this is it. Over in Spain, the Street Fighter V community held a tournament called Sonic Boom, and a blind player managed to kick some ass. Known as "Sven," he managed to use the game's sound e...   read

 
 
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Scarecrow, Captain Cold, and Bane strike fear into newest Injustice 2 trailer

I've gone back and forth over Injustice 2's roster. Some characters have impressed, others much less so, but if we absolutely need to have a ton of Batman villains again I don't mind this version of Scarecrow.  The latest reveal traile...   read

 
 
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If you play the Peacekeeper in For Honor, MLG just banned her temporarily

I love keeping up with the individual meta of any given game. While there are usually tier lists that can be defied by any given player, you cannot defy a ban that's put in place by TOs or organizations. That's what's happening now in For H...   read

 
 
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Rock Howard makes his mark on King of Fighters XIV

I'm not really sure how, but SNK has really impressed with each of their DLC character announcements. While some folks (like myself) might have wanted Baenessa Vanessa, Whip, and Yamazaki in the base roster, it's been so good to see them co...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd is probably the best fighter out now, here's Rev 2's intro

Over time I warmed up to Guilty Gear Xrd even more than I already did at launch. I mean, the huge Revelator update really helped in terms of character variety, but the strong base and incredible art style were there all along. A ton of...   read

 
 
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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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