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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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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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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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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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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 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

 
 
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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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Dizzy finally joins the cast of Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator

Dizzy will be added to Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator's roster of playable characters tomorrow, Monday, July 18, Arc System Works and series creator Daisuke Ishiwatari announced at the conclusion of the fighting game's competition at ...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 adds Bob and Master Raven to its roster

When Tekken 7 makes it to PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One in early 2017, our dear round friend/enemy Bob ("likes: crime fighting"; "dislikes: weight loss") will be invited to the party. Series director Katsuhiro Harada took EVO 2016 weekend...   read

 
 
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MMA fighter beats the shit out of opponent, throws a Pokeball at him

The sorts of people that make up the world's MMA fighters, well, it's an interesting lot. Enter idiosyncratic fighter Michael "Venom" Page. He won his fight last night with an absurd knee to the head that left his opponent, Evangelista "Cy...   read

 
 
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SNK's Garou: Mark of the Wolves coming to PS4, Vita

[Update: Over at the PlayStation Blog, Sony has confirmed the PS4 and Vita versions will feature online multiplayer (with Code Mystics’ proprietary netcode), cross-play functionality, and cross-buy.] Today at SNK's EVO 2016 panel...   read

 
 
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Sega's Shining spin-off Blade Arcus heading west

It's been a long, long time since an entry in Sega's Shining series has been released outside of Japan, but that's about to change. Studio Saizensen (Umihara Kawase, Code of Princess) has revealed plans to bring its tag-team fighting game B...   read

 
 
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It's EVO 2016 weekend! Let's watch some fighting games

Gosh, it's already here. It's EVO 2016 weekend! The celebrated fighting game tournament began earlier today in Las Vegas, and I've been struggling all morning to tear myself away from watching Smash Bros. on the main stream. Let's get righ...   read

 
 
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