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Arms only takes up 2.2GB on Switch, which is somehow much less than NBA Playgrounds

Nintendo is famously known for their optimization, which helps out plenty of folks who are short on space for their various consoles and portables. It was just reported in fact that Arms, the upcoming Switch fighter, will only take up 2.2GB...   read

 
 
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Review: Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

As the third iteration of the barely three-year-old Xrd, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 is a tough sell if you're only halfway invested in the series. I mean, this is an aggressive stance for anyone, and it's clear that developer Arc System Works is...   read

 
 

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Check out Tekken 7's opening movie

I hope Tekken 7's story isn't as big of a departure from the fun of previous entries as this opening movie implies, though its gameplay will always be great no matter what. I'm pretty damn excited for its release, and now that it's only fe...   read

 
 
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Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2's Switch port coming West this Fall, Super Pack 4 in June

Although I would prefer another entry in the Budokai series, as that first trilogy played like a goofier Tekken, I'm glad as many people as possible are going to have access to one of the most fun Dragon Ball games in quite some time, Drago...   read

 
 
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You've got character: Lex Luthor

When it comes to competitive multiplayer games, we all have our favorite characters and classes. In this series, I'm putting some of mine under the microscope to see what makes them tick, how they fit into their games, and ultimately why I ...   read

 
 
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The Global Testpunch trial for Arms includes Hoops mode and local multiplayer

Some of you have already taken the time to hop on over to the Nintendo Switch eShop and nab the files for the limited-time Arms demo, but I'm not quite so proactive. I'm only now getting to it, not that there's a rush or anything -- the eve...   read

 
 
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I don't know what's going on in this Tekken 7 story trailer, but I'm here for it

It's going to be great year for fighting games. One of the biggest releases this year is Tekken 7, and to celebrate, Bandai Namco has released a trailer showing off its story. I'm not going to pretend I know what's going on here, but it sh...   read

 
 
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The King of Fighters XIV Steam Edition arrives June 15

SNK has just announced that The King of Fighters XIV Steam Edition will launch on Steam June 15.   read

 
 
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Gundam Versus reveals 12 more Mobile Suits

Despite having just announced 11 Mobile Suits in this week's issue of Famitsu, Namco has no intention of slowing down the reveals for Gundam Versus this week.   read

 
 
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Nintendo is hosting 'Global Testpunch' events for Arms

Today's Nintendo Direct presentation for Arms is heavy on specifics, almost to the point of being overwhelming. But now that I've gotten such a good sense of this stretchy, long-limbed fighting game, I'm no longer sitting on the fence. That...   read

 
 


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Gundam Versus reveals 11 Mobile Suits, new online mode

It's been a busy week for Gundam Versus. After the debut of its first TV spot, this week's issue of Famitsu has revealed new information about the upcoming game.   read

 
 
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Nintendo is holding an Arms centered Direct tomorrow

With E3 fast approaching and everyone drooling over new games, Nintendo wants to remind you that Arms will be coming out soon. Releasing the same week as E3, when are we going to get more information about the game? Tomorrow at 6:00 pm EST/...   read

 
 
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Review in Progress: Injustice 2

Injustice: Gods Among Us was an ambitious undertaking, creating an original story based on an alternate DC Universe where Superman gives into a murderous fallacy and pits heroes against one another in a way not seen since Mark Waid and Alex...   read

 
 
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First Japanese TV spot for Gundam Versus debuts, pre-order DLC appears

For Europe and North America, Gundam Versus will be coming out this fall. However, for Japan and Asia, the game launches much sooner, on July 6. Namco is slowly rolling out the marketing campaign, starting with a new TV spot for the game. ...   read

 
 
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Take down Brainiac in Injustice 2 tomorrow

DC comics fighter Injustice 2 is out tomorrow (PS4, Xbox One) so here's a launch trailer to get you primed to defeat its calamitous villain, Braniac, who looks like a cross between Marvel's Doctor Octopus and Ivan Ooze. Starfire, Red Hood,...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7's retro recap is hilarious, and surprisingly effective

If you aren't all caught up on Tekken 7's story (maybe you missed a few here and there), this official retro recap video from Bandai Namco has you covered. As part of the recent trend from big Japanese publishers, the clip (which is part on...   read

 
 
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Review: Lethal League

At first, I loved Lethal League. It has plenty of style, it has a fun central mechanic, and it filled my need for a chaotic yet accessible fighter to bust out at parties – now that I no longer have access to Smash Bros. But as I made ...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V's Ed actually looks really fun

Ed is nearing release (at least in beta form) this month, and Capcom has given us an introduction of sorts to the Balrog/Bison mashup of a fighter. While his weak story involvement and his aptly coined "Psychic 8-Mile" original look were pr...   read

 
 
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Skullgirls is coming to mobile devices soon

The little indie fighter that could, Skullgirls, is coming to mobile devices on May 25. Why this version exists is a little beyond me, but more people playing the underappreciated gem is a good thing. There won't be any exclusive features i...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 is nearly here, have a look at its cast minus Roger Jr.

I'll just take a second to pour one out for Roger (jokingly, as Harada rolls with trolls and hoaxes all the time). Would a Fosters be appropriate? I don't know, nothing seems right -- I mean, we "almost" missed out on Lucky Chloe ...   read

 
 
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King of Fighters XIV is coming to Steam this month, a beta is on the way

I've been saying since its launch that King of Fighters XIV deserves more respect. Sure, visually it looks ugly as sin, especially compared to the beautiful Guilty Gear Xrd, but it plays well, it has a massive roster, and shipped with ...   read

 
 
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Final Fantasy V's Exdeath gon' give it to ya in Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade

Seeing the Dissidia versions of Final Fantasy characters in a higher resolution is a dream come true, so waiting on a console version has been pure agony. It's especially worse knowing Dissidia Final Fantasy's current arcade run is doing w...   read

 
 
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Hori finally confirms its Pro V arcade stick for the Nintendo Switch

For weeks we've known of the existence of an arcade stick for the Switch by way of Hori, but now we have official confirmation. Hori tweeted out a picture of the final design of the Real Arcade Pro V, which is expected to come at some point...   read

 
 
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A fighting game tournament with two-second rounds? I'm in

Having been to arcades in Japan, it's incredible what you can find. Entire floors dedicated to preserving games from 30 years ago is just one wonder, but thriving fighting game competitions were another awesome sight to behold. Over in ...   read

 
 
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(Update) Street Fighter V's sluggish Season 2 will likely continue with Ed

[Update: Capcom confirmed the news this morning -- Ed will appear soon with the Capcom Fighters Network Beta from May 11-14 on PC and PS4. You can watch his debut trailer below.] While the PlayStation Store excitedly spoiled Ed already, an ...   read

 
 


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