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Pokken Tournament is getting a new character in Japan

While Pokken Tournament's creators have downplayed the idea of DLC in the console edition, they've just announced that another character will be joining the game's roster in the Japanese arcade rendition. The new fighter will be announced o...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V's story mode and more is out today, clocks in at 16GB

The long awaited "A Shadow Falls" story mode is now live in Street Fighter V, which also brings along an update that introduces premium costumes, Ibuki, and Balrog. They're actually two separate patches in fact, both of which add up to a wh...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V almost had a fighting politician in its roster

Capcom seemingly isn't out of wacky ideas yet, if these "cutting room floor" concepts are any indication. Speaking on the development of Street Fighter V, the publisher just released a ton of concept art for unused fighters, including a "Li...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Roadhog barrels his way into Street Fighter V thanks to a mod

Remember that amazing Tracer mod for Cammy last week? Well, modder TheJamk is back at it already, this time perfectly welding Roadhog into the SFV roster. As a custom skin for Birdie, Roadhog works almost a little too well. As two big guys ...   read

 
 
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Dang, I should've been following Shiness this whole time!

Do you know about Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom? I didn't know a thing about it -- not until a couple of weeks ago, at E3 2016, where I was given a rapid-fire rundown. Schedule changes and general last-day-of-the-expo busyness meant I had ...   read

 
 
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Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade adds fan favorite Kefka to the mix

After Garland and the Alexandria level, Dissidia Final Fantasy's arcade edition is set to receive famed VI villain Kefka. In this brief intro we see that he's just as randy as ever, smacking his ass and floating across the screen like ...   read

 
 
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Balrog, Ibuki, story mode all coming to Street Fighter V at once

Street Fighter V will basically be a whole new game on July 1. Alex arrived in March, Guile in April, and although June saw the delay of Ibuki, she's dropping alongside of both Balrog and the story mode on that date. This Balrog trailer sho...   read

 
 
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Meet the all-new characters of King of Fighters XIV's Team Official Invitation

This latest trailer introduces Team Official Invitation members Sylvie, Kukri, and Mian. These guys are three of the nineteen brand new characters featured in the game's full, 50-fighter roster. Despite abandoning the visual style of ...   read

 
 
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Ed Boon wants to make a fighting game featuring all horror icons

Speaking to Game Informer, NetherRealm's Ed Boon seems up for a horror fighting game based on all of the recent inclusions over the years of horror icons in Mortal Kombat games. It's an idea he's been visiting "frequently," and "one da...   read

 
 
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Dissidia Final Fantasy's next character revealed soon, follows Garland

Square Enix is still going forward with Dissidia Final Fantasy, which is constantly getting new updates in Japanese arcades in the form of fighters and levels. Following up on Alexandria and Garland, the team has announced that a new c...   read

 
 
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Absolver reminds me of God Hand (so I need it right now)

I lucked into my Absolver appointment at E3. I had wanted to see it since I watched the reveal trailer, but Steven Hansen was booked for the appointment. Sure, I questioned the idea of him playing a game that takes inspiration from Dark Sou...   read

 
 
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Overwatch's Tracer makes an appearance in Street Fighter V in mod form

Thanks to creator TheJamk, Overwatch makes a surprisingly fitting appearance in Street Fighter V by way of a Cammy mod. Yep, someone altered Cammy's parameters to craft a Tracer skin, and it not only fits the art style, but it loo...   read

 
 
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Review: One Piece: Burning Blood

Many years ago I was over at a friends house eating ham and cheese Hot Pockets as we just lounged about like the lazy tweens we were. After we were done burning the roofs of our mouths, he asked me if I wanted to watch a cartoon called Drag...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2

Injustice 2 continues to be a ridiculous fun-to-watch spectacle

I am nothing if not a generous and kind soul, so I will say this now to those of you who may want to disregard my opinion: I don't play fighting games. I have in the past (I'm a Soul Calibur dude), but it's just never been my genre of choic...   read

 
 
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I still hate King of Fighters XIV's 3D models, but it plays amazingly

As a long time fighting game fan who has invested heavy numbers of hours into Street Fighter and Tekken, King of Fighters is one of those series that I've always enjoyed watching at a competitive level, but always felt a little daunted to j...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 US date

Tekken 7 heads to the US early in 2017

Tekken 7, featuring Akuma for whatever reason, just had its first localization information drop at Microsoft's E3 stage. The fighting game will head to our shores early next year. They also showed a badass fight between Akuma and Heihachi, ...   read

 
 
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Gears of War's General Raam coming to Killer Instinct

The latest combatant to join the cast of Killer Instinct is Raam of Gears of War fame, Microsoft and Iron Galaxy Studios announced today as part of the Xbox E3 media presentation. The imposing Locust general will be available via an update ...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2 gameplay reveal

Mere days after a CGI teaser trailer, NeatherRealm Studios has released our first look at Injustice 2's gameplay during the ESL Mortal Kombat X Pro League Season 3 finals. The clip shows new fighters Grodd, Supergirl, and Atrocitu...   read

 
 
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Pokken Tournament

Pokken Tournament is getting a balance update soon that impacts a lot of characters

[Update: Here's the full patch notes!] According to Serebii, Bandai Namco has announced a new patch for Pokken Tournament -- Version 1.3. It will primarily deal with balancing, and changes to every character is on the table. Speci...   read

 
 
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Meet King of Fighters XIV's Team Kim

The end of an era continues as King of Fighters goes full 3D with its character models. There's going to be 50 fighters, 19 new, which I assume is because the 3D models are easier to work with than drawing sprites. With all those character...   read

 
 
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Ryu gets his punk ass beat in Street Fighter V's story mode

Street Fighter V launched four months ago without an actual story mode, save for the individual character prologues that featured Bengus artwork that glued together several fights easy enough for a literal baby to win them. And while Street...   read

 
 
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Ed Boon teases Blue Beetle, Captain Cold, or Swamp Thing for Injustice 2

Now that Injustice 2 is a real confirmed thing instead of a real leaked thing, Ed Boon is going in full-on promotion mode, asking fans what they want to see and what to expect from the upcoming project. That includes a fan poll on Twit...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2 trailer drops following all those leaks

Just a day after leaked promo art for Injustice 2 confirmed its existence, a CGI trailer for the game has been released. While not showing any gameplay footage, the trailer gives us a good idea what to expect from the sequel -- more of the ...   read

 
 
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Review: Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator

I still remember walking into a friend's house in middle school, completely unaware of the Guilty Gear series. I sat down, chose Kliff, and within a week I had imported the soundtrack and was listening to it on my Sony CD player (which had ...   read

 
 
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Injustice 2

Injustice 2 seems pretty real

Polygon has obtained a flier for Injustice [Not Gods Among Us] 2, a follow-up to the DC Comics oriented fighter from 2013. The existence of a sequel has already been heavily rumored, but this pre-E3 leak seems to cement it. The only informa...   read

 
 
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