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These Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite screenshots show off more of its worrying art style

Since I'm a huge Versus series stan (more crossovers please), I pretty much spent the bulk of the day yesterday hyping myself up over Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's story trailer and info. But after letting it sink in, I realized there may b...   read

 
 
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The Injustice 2 achievements confirm an unannounced staple of DC Comics

Injustice 2 releases in just under three weeks, and WB has been on a media blitz to introduce the full roster of fighters. We're finally there, as the only characters left out are the eventual DLC crew and the pre-order bonus. But, the...   read

 
 

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Psychic 8-Mile might be the next character to join the SFV cast

A small goof on the part of the PlayStation Store might have have accidentally let the next DLC character cat out of the Street Fighter V bag. According to the description of the Season 2 Character Pass (which has since been changed) the ne...   read

 
 
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite takes you for a ride this September

The one question I've found myself asking ever since its announcement last year was "When's Marvel?" Well, now we finally have our answer. There's a story trailer detailing the villain, Ultron Sigma, and the following characters have been ...   read

 
 
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Brainiac is a tentacle monster in his full Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

As I've covered Injustice 2 news over the past few weeks, I've bounced back and forth between ironic and actual excitement. After seeing the last of the story trailers, I think I'm officially hyped. Jeffrey Combs already seems lik...   read

 
 
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Bojack and Goku Black Rose coming to Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 April 25th

When I started playing Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 last October, I had no idea I'd still be playing six months later. It's not the greatest game, but it's got the kind of content that's pretty great to mash through for a short bursts at a time....   read

 
 
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Kirby is also getting an 'action fighting game' this year

While there hasn't exactly been a shortage of Kirby games, we'll be seeing even more of the little pink guy thanks to the series' 25th anniversary celebration. You'll hear no complaints from me! Last week, there was Team Kirby Clash Deluxe,...   read

 
 
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Brainiac is looking for the fight of his life in newest Injustice 2 story trailer

The long-awaited final part of the neat story trailer series, "Shattered Alliances," brings us the main crux of Injustice 2's story, Brainiac. Unless Darkseid comes in as an Act 3 final fight or something, I could definitely see Brainiac be...   read

 
 
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Newest Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers trailer shows off the modes

Although the Nintendo Switch launched with a fair share of good games, I'm more excited about its fighting game potential. With some upcoming Neo Geo classics (friggin' Galaxy Fight), Pocket Rumble, and Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Ch...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V takes Thailand to school with new DLC

While we wait to find out more about the remaining characters in Street Fighter V's Season 2 DLC, I suppose this will have to tide us over. M. Bison's Thailand stage from Street Fighter II has been remastered and coming to the title Ap...   read

 
 


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Review: Shiness: The Lightning Kingdom

These days, it's unusual for me to actively seek out role-playing games. The allure of embarking on a grand adventure is still strong as ever, and I love assembling and growing attached to a crew of characters, but the sheer time commitment...   read

 
 
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Poison Ivy knows that she's toxic in her full Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

One of the characters I'm sure most folks were excited to see in action, once she was announced for Injustice 2, was Poison Ivy. Of the many Batman villains on the roster, her addition actually makes sense given the character's popularity. ...   read

 
 
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If only Scarecrow had a brain in his full Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

When Scarecrow's rad, gangly Injustice 2 design was first revealed, I was hoping he would play equally as rad. After seeing his combos in action, I'm slightly disappointed. I'm happy his design is an after-effect of the fear toxin (that's a...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV costume pack makes Sylvie look a little less insane

In addition to the four extra characters and the free DLC levels coming to King of Fighters XIV, we're also getting new costumes -- and it looks like a decent amount of effort was put into them. The four that have been revealed by way of a...   read

 
 
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Funky Nintendo fighter Arms hits Switch on June 16

Today's Nintendo Direct has let loose approximately 80 release dates for Nintendo Switch and 3DS games. I'm but one man! Have mercy! That said, one date I'll definitely want to keep track of is June 16, 2017 -- that's when Arms, Nintendo's...   read

 
 
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Newest Injustice 2 trailer explains the gear system

In theory, a loot and gear system fits a game like Injustice 2. In theory. Games like Super Smash Bros. set the precedent for unlockable, customizable moves and NetherRealm already displayed an ability to create multiple variations of a sin...   read

 
 
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The Flash shows off some flashy moves in his full Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

Although he was confirmed to be returning to the roster back when Injustice 2 was first announced, we have yet to see any of The Flash's gameplay until now. The character may share some moves and combos from the Injustice: Gods Among U...   read

 
 
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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy dattebayos to the West this Fall

I know it may not be the coolest thing to admit, but when I was first getting into anime I was a huge Naruto stan. I'd write fan fiction, try and find manga scans on the Internet because they hadn't released in the West yet, and naturally,...   read

 
 
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Splatoon 2 and Arms to be showcased at Nintendo Direct this Wednesday

The latest Nintendo Direct is coming this Wednesday, April 12 at 6:00pm EST (11:00pm GMT) and will focus on upcoming Switch games Arms and Splatoon 2. Part of the direct will be dedicated to the 3DS as well. You can watch at their webs...   read

 
 
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Badass fan-made Dragon Ball Z fighter is out now for free

I first found out about Hyper Dragon Ball Z three dang years ago tomorrow, and I'm happy to report you can download and play it right now, for free, in the recently released "Champ Build" that does some fighter rebalancing and adds even mo...   read

 
 
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Review: Rivals of Aether

"Smash clone" is an ugly generalization. It's usually given to titles in a subgenre which, honestly, should be a lot more prominent than it is. Despite many tries, non-Nintendo developers have yet to nail the platform fighter. What most of ...   read

 
 
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Trailer for one of two new Naruto games, Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker, leaked

The weekly print of Famitsu magazine announced two new Naruto video games: Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm Trilogy and Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker. Appropriate to its name, the trilogy will only contain the first three Ul...   read

 
 
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Gorilla Grodd throws a monkeywrench into society in newest Injustice 2 story trailer

I've been enjoying the story teases in Injustice 2's ad campaign. The first game had a fun story (if albeit contrived in some areas because comics), and the sequel looks to follow suit. The fourth part of the "Shattered Alliances" seri...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters gets some free DLC with its 2.0 update this week

Due out April 5, SNK is pushing its "2.0" update for King of Fighters XIV. Along with Rock Howard, Vanessa, Ryuji, and Whip (paid DLC) comes two free levels -- City Circuit and Transcontinental Railroad. You can see them in the video below....   read

 
 
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Miniature documentary on fighting game taunts leads with teabagging

Core-A Gaming recently put up an cool little mini-doc on YouTube that deals with the philosophy of taunting in fighting games. It goes over some examples in the community, the reasoning behind why it works, and shifts into a great breakdown...   read

 
 



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