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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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Ryuji Yamazaki snakes his way into King of Fighters XIV

Plenty of the King of Fighters XIV fans (myself included) were chomping at the bit for a possible Yamazaki roster addition as soon as DLC characters were announced, and with Whip confirmed as the first character, luckily Yamazaki was a...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V getting a balance update in April

Street Fighter V may have had its problems at launch, but it's been slowly evolving the past year to a pretty entertaining fighter. It's still got a ways to go, unfortunately, but Capcom's been paying attention. Even if Cammy is still getti...   read

 
 
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Firestorm's looking less hot in full Injustice 2 trailer

Revealed a couple of days ago on Austin Creed's UpUpDownDown YouTube channel, Firestorm has finally gotten a full Injustice 2 reveal trailer. Along with some looks at Green Arrow, we get a better idea of how Firestorm's going to play. ...   read

 
 
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It's Waifu x Waifu with this Guilty Gear/BlazBlue costume DLC for Dead or Alive 5: Last Round

The Dead or Alive series loves its DLC. The latest release, Dead or Alive: Last Round, offers all its DLC costumes together for a $93 USD lump sum. This may definitely be one of the worst aspects of the fighting game genre, but even I succu...   read

 
 
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Firestorm fires up the Injustice 2 roster

Very rarely do my interests coalesce into a story like this, so I'm glad to be writing about it for you. Revealed on Austin Creed's (WWE Superstar Xavier Woods) UpUpDownDown channel, is Firestorm, the two dudes sharing a body that's also on...   read

 
 
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Green Arrow and Green Lantern return in new Injustice 2 story trailer

While I may not particularly be fond of Injustice 2's roster so far (did we really need so many Batman characters again), the main reason I've been drawn to the sequel is the new story. NetherRealm's single player content has always knocked...   read

 
 
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Whip confirmed as King of Fighters XIV's first DLC character

King of Fighters XIV gets a bad rap. It's yet another great entry in the franchise even if the new art style makes it seem more stiff than previous entries. I'll admit it was tough for me to get used to at first, but after putting some time...   read

 
 
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Watch this wild, come from behind Street Fighter V tourney win

Christopher "NYChrisG" Gonzalez's Guile lost so much health that his bar seemed empty. That would not end up keeping him from beating Brian "bjUNCHAINED" Jeon in the Cen-Cal Standoff, a Street Fighter V tournament servicing the San Francis...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy II's Emperor gets a new groove in Dissidia Final Fantasy

If you're like me, you've been keeping tabs of Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade in the hopes that'll it'll come to the PlayStation 4 soon. The two PSP titles were some of my favorite games on that system, so I really want to play this soon.&nb...   read

 
 
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The long rumored Nintendo Switch Hori Fight Stick is confirmed

For weeks now there has been leaked knowledge of a Hori Fight Stick for the Nintendo Switch, which at the moment is probably only going to be useful for Ultra Street Fighter II. But still, with those C-button-esque Joy-Con inputs it makes s...   read

 
 
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What I really think the Dead or Alive series says about violence against women

I made a guest appearance on the Polygamer podcast to announce that I'm on not one, not two, but four panels at PAX East this year. The podcast, and list of panels I'll be appearing on, can be found here.  I didn't spend much time...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V's competitive scene is really taking to Kolin

The second season of Street Fighter V began with Akuma, and the newcomer (who was present in the series in the past, but not playable) Kolin is keeping the party going. Naturally, pro players have already taken her to the lab and are f...   read

 
 
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Leak confirmed: Eddy Gordo is playable in Tekken 7

Last week photos revealing Eddy Gordo leaked from an event in Brazil where Katsuhiro Harada was presenting Tekken 7 to a small crowd. Media approached the blurry, yet visible shots cautiously, as fake images are all too common and con...   read

 
 
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Doctor Fate is an ass-kicking maestro in Injustice 2

I only know Doctor Fate from his brief appearance in the Young Justice cartoon, but I enjoyed playing him during my hands-on with Injustice 2 here at the Game Developers Conference. For a game as dark and gritty as Injustice -- Superman is ...   read

 
 
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Damn, Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade just keeps adding new characters

I hope that Square Enix is saving its PS4 port of Dissidia Final Fantasy for when the roster is mostly complete, so they can avoid patching it every month or so. That's how often they'd have to do it to keep up with the arcade edition,...   read

 
 
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(Update) Ultra Street Fighter II hits Switch in May in Japan

[Update: Capcom has confirmed that May 26 is its worldwide release date.] Ultra Street Fighter II was revealed right alongside of the Switch, but nearly every detail about it at that time was unknown. Big things like the release date and th...   read

 
 
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The next PSVR game, Steel Combat, is out in Japan tomorrow

With all of the issues Oculus is having, and the sufficient sales for PSVR, are we entering an era where developers start to port over their projects and favor the latter over the former? It's too early to tell, but for now, we're gett...   read

 
 
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Review: For Honor

I spent a lot of time dueling other players in Dark Souls. I'd carelessly wander into the Darkroot forest and willfully invite the protectors of those shaded woods to come and try to force me out of them. I'd painfully claw my way through t...   read

 
 
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Superman goes super nuts in new Injustice 2 story trailer

As Injustice 2's May release draws closer, expect NetherRealm to double down on all of the cool trailers and reveals. The newest trailer -- the first part in a series called "Shattered Alliances" -- focuses on Superman and a bit of the sequ...   read

 
 
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SNK teases new characters for King of Fighters XIV

As I've said before, King of Fighters XIV deserves more credit. Look, I get it if you were hesitant because of the art style. The pixelated visuals of the last few games were gorgeous, and eliminating it feels like a betrayal of sorts ...   read

 
 
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Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 headed to North America with prior DLC included

Looks like someone heard me when I pointed out that the Steam release of Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator would not come with the previously released DLC, or at least I like to think that. In any case the newest version of Guilty Gear Xr...   read

 
 
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A much better look at Ultra Street Fighter II's first-person mode

Capcom is bringing Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers to Nintendo Switch and it'll surely draw in some players simply as an early game for the system with nostalgia and multiplayer also going for it. One of the title's most curi...   read

 
 
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Poison Ivy, Catwoman, and Cheetah sink their claws into newest Injustice 2 trailer

Fresh off the recent Swamp Thing reveal (which I'm still reeling from), NetherRealm has released a quickfire trailer showing off Catwoman, Poison Ivy, and Cheetah with a bit of a Black Canary refresher for good measure. It's a bit cheeky of...   read

 
 



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