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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


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


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


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


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


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


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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Rivals Schools 3

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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Street Fighter V

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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The King of Fighters XIV
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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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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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Eyedol's gross visage is coming to Killer Instinct

During the madness of EVO 2016, Microsoft announced the final character for Killer Instinct's Season 3 period -- Eyedol, the two-headed final boss of the original. At this point, every single character in both original Killer Instinct games...   read

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Grab Street Fighter V's egregiously priced eSports-themed DLC today

EVO 2016 was the biggest EVO yet. In addition to a record number of applicants across fighting game showings for Street Fighter V, there were also a ton of other announcements, one of which is new Street Fighter DLC. Over the...   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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King of Fighters XIV
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King of Fighters XIV is getting a PS4 demo tomorrow

In yet another hot EVO announcement, Atlus (who is handling publishing duties for SNK) has revealed that King of Fighters XIV will be getting a demo on PS4 -- and surprise, it's out tomorrow. You of course won't get access to the entire 50-...   read


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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Monster Hunter Double Cross is coming to Japan in March! Im actually more excited for the next game, Monster hunter XXX, where I hope they Capitalize on the lewd name and add a Tentacle style or something lmao


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