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Injustice 2
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...   read
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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 litt...   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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King of Fighters XIV
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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

 
 
Street Fighter V preview
  Watch Video 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. A...   read
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Injustice 2
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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

 
 
Injustice 2 trailer
  Watch Video 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 grim scowling and punching of the first game, and a new kind of armor system that gives the DC heroes a kind of knockoff Ironman quality.    read

 
Guilty Gear Xrd review
  Watch Video 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 pla...   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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You can take Smash Bros. to prom, apparently

High-schooler Chris Burwell went to prom with his "one true love" Super Smash Bros. Melee, and he has the pictures to prove it. I've seen some goofy, nerdy, unabashedly strange senior photos in my time, but this specific brand of silliness ...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V

Capcom on SFV: 'we will continue to put quality of the product above all else'

Capcom has apologised for not communicating with fans and promises that it is “looking into the reports” of input lag in Street Fighter V. “Over the past few months, there have been a lot of questions coming our way surrou...   read

 
 
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Injustice: Gods Among Us

Which DC heroes and villains do you want in Injustice 2?

French site Gameblog.fr is reporting that Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm is working on a follow-up to DC fighter Injustice: Gods Among Us, likely to be announced at E3. While it kind of strikes an odd timing -- the previous game came o...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V

Capcom is holding Ibuki back until the end of June

Street Fighter V's next character, Ibuki, was supposed to be out in May. That is no longer the plan due to "unforeseen delays." Why wait so long to inform players? I'm not sure. But Capcom says it will "work to communicate information surro...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V
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Capcom shows off what Ibuki can do in Street Fighter V

Following up on Guile's recent impact on Street Fighter V, Ibuki will be joining the fray. Since May is scheduled to get a DLC character it stands to reason that she'd be released tomorrow, and you can get a look at her moveset in the trail...   read

 
 
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ARC SYSTEM WORKS
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BlazBlue: Central Fiction hitting PS4, PS3 this winter

Aksys Games has announced plans to localize BlazBlue: Central Fiction (the fourth main entry in the series) for a North American release across both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 sometime this winter. In addition to a new (...   read

 
 
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Slayer is still a badass in this final Guilty Gear Xrd: Revelator trailer

The next version of Guilty Gear Xrd, Revelator, is set to arrive on June 7 in the west, after location tests were held in Japan for nearly a year. It will once again feature PS3 and PS4 Cross-Play, as well as add Johnny, Jack-O, Jam, K...   read

 
 
Guile SFV Guide
  Watch Video Guile, it's nothing personal, but I hate you. You just...don't jive with what I like to do. You're very straight-laced and stone-faced, and I like my fighters on the wackier side. I mean, don't get me wrong, I think you're be...   read
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Fighting games
  Watch Video Asking people why they love a certain kind of game is a waste of time. Our tastes are a complex combination of factors with granular levels and waxing and waning moods, an alchemical formula that requires fourth dimensional p...   read
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King of the Iron Fist

North America's Tekken 7 tournament is underway

Bandai Namco is making the rounds across North America with the arcade version of Tekken 7. The company shared its schedule for this year's King of the Iron Fist Tournament, which will make 18 stops in cities primarily in the United States ...   read

 
 
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Gargos

Killer Instinct's Gargos will arrive on May 27

Killer Instinct Season 3, for a lack of a better word, is killing it. While General RAAM (which is all but confirmed) and a mystery character are on their way, we now know that Gargos, the boss from Killer Instinct 2, will be making hi...   read

 
 
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Lastfight aims to recapture that Power Stone spirit, out today

Lastfight from developer Piranaking is a 2v2 fighter of the 3D variety, seeking to bring arena brawling back to the forefront. It'll launch with eight stages and 10 characters, as well as local multiplayer support and a solo campaign. I'm a...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV

Deep Silver will publish King of Fighters XIV in Europe

King of Fighters XIV didn't have a European release secured for its August worldwide launch, but that has changed as of today. Deep Silver swooped in and is targeting an August 26 release date, which is a day after Japan, and three days aft...   read

 
 
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