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Urien joins Street Fighter V on September 22

Capcom has locked down a date for our main man Urien's arrival in Street Fighter V, and it's not far off now. He'll be available to season pass holders and sold standalone (purchasable with either Fight Money or real-world money) on Thursda...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters producer: 'Arcades are dying down, so events like EVO Japan are great'

There was a massive presentation at TGS yesterday regarding fighting games, and Yasuyuki Oda (King of Fighters XIV producer) was in attendance. He dropped a ton of information on us, including news of a balance update, a larger ra...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2? More like 1.5

Did you watch Dragon Ball Super after Battle of Gods and Revival of Frieza? Did you feel like you were watching the same thing despite the new scenes? That it was fine and all, but you've been there, done that? That's what playing...   read

 
 
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One Piece and Dragon Ball will meet again on 3DS

One Piece: Great Pirate Colosseum is set for a release in Japan on September 21 on 3DS, and this new development makes the news that there's no planned localization even tougher. Arc System Works has announced that Grand Pirate will be...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V's Urien is coming in hot hot hot

Street Fighter V has had a pretty fantastic season of characters. I mean, the original release had a diverse cast with distinctly different fighting styles, but the DLC has been something else. Urien is the last of the lot (for season one a...   read

 
 
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Remember 'No Mai, No Buy?' Check her out in Dead or Alive 5

"No Mai, No Buy" was one of the catchiest protest slogans in recent memory. For those of you who don't play fighting games (or blocked out the year 2010), it was in reference to King of Fighters XII -- a game that look fantastic with its ha...   read

 
 
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New Brawlout footage shows off pro level gameplay

I was able to play Brawlout at Super Smash Con, and really took to it. Sure it was an early build with some tweaks to iron out mechanically, but already in its alpha state it's impressive. Developer Angry Mob Games has decided to share some...   read

 
 
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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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