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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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You've got character: Kotal Kahn (Blood God)

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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Slice, Dice & Rice is a 2D fighter with one hit KOs

A lot of projects have seemingly added in elements of Bushido Blade over the years, but that just goes to show how damn influential that game was. Slice, Dice & Rice is the latest title to adopt a one-hit KO gimmick, and is now ava...   read

 
 
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Starfire, Red Hood, and Sub-Zero are the first batch of Injustice 2 DLC characters

Now that the current Injustice 2 roster is set, it's apparently already time to look toward the future. Not including Darkseid, Injustice 2 has nine DLC characters planned and we got confirmation of the first three today. Fan favorites Red...   read

 
 
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Garou: Mark of the Wolves is coming to Switch, but you should stick with the PSN version

As part of the ACA NeoGeo line that's been hitting Switch lately, classic fighter Garou: Mark of the Wolves is coming to the very same platform. It'll drop on May 11 for $7.99, but you should definitely look into grabbing it on PS4/Vit...   read

 
 
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Street Fighter V is a fantastic game that Capcom is handling all wrong

I was inspired by our own Darren Nakamura yesterday when he spoke to Battleborn's flaws and how Gearbox was doing nothing to fix them. Over the past year I've really enjoyed playing a similarly flawed game, Street Fighter V. It's a fan...   read

 
 
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Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade is getting yet another character, maybe it's Noctis?

Square Enix and Dissidia Final Fantasy arcade came out in 2015, and Square Enix and Team Ninja have been updating it ever since at a very respectable pace.  In all that time we've gotten a surge of characters, levels, and there's ...   read

 
 
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You can try Baiken and Answer later today with a Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2 demo

If you haven't gotten into Guilty Gear yet, this generation is the perfect time to start. There's a fantastic tutorial that rivals Skull Girls' -- plus Xrd's art style is head and shoulders above the rest of the pack. You might want to...   read

 
 
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Capcom is holding another beta for Street Fighter V's revamped online play

About a month ago, Capcom hosted a PC beta for Street Fighter V's new CFN (Capcom Fighters Network) update. I put some time in with it and wasn't that impressed. Matchmaking, in general, was pretty broken for the first couple of days and th...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 has a ton of customization options, if you're into that

We've already seen a few of the ancillary modes that Tekken 7 is going to offer when it arrives in early June, but as we're nearing its launch, Bandai Namco has shared a few more clips of its many extras. One staple that's sorely missi...   read

 
 
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That ludicrous Shaq Fu sequel is coming to Switch

Its been so long since we've heard anything about Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn that I honestly forgot it was in development. The game barely squeaked by on its Indiegogo campaign in 2014 and was officially announced at The Game Awards in 2015 f...   read

 
 
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Joker puts a smile on that face in newest Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

Taking a bit of visual influence from multiple incarnations of the character, Joker has a pretty strong showing in his Injustice 2 debut. While Richard Epcar (who also provided the voice of the Joker in Injustice: Gods Among Us)'s voice do...   read

 
 
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Tekken 7 on the Switch? Fat chance, says producer Harada

GameSpot had a chance to talk to Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada about getting Tekken 7 on the Switch, and prospects do not look good. According to Harada, "Officially, we can't really comment on that because our company has stri...   read

 
 
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ARMS' new character is a slightly more anthropomorphic version of Flubber

Flubber? Wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube man? Slimer from Ghostbusters? This dude reminds me of many things (even Bemax from Big Hero 6 for some reason), but this stretchy green weirdo is none of those. No, his name is Helix, lik...   read

 
 
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Peep Darkseid's laser peepers in newest Injustice 2 gameplay trailer

Although he's locked behind pre-order DLC, and we've yet to see the more iconic villain leaked via achievements, here we have a gameplay trailer for Darkseid. I'm digging his Injustice 2 look, as well as how crazily animated the omega beam...   read

 
 
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Gundam Versus is heading West

Gundam Versus is a game I didn't know I needed in my life. I've never been that big a fan of the anime series, but I really love Virtual-On from the arcades and I could definitely go for a giant robot fighting game. Versus will be releasing...   read

 
 
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(Update) Roger Jr. has been cut from Tekken 7 due to fear of 'animal activists'

[Update: Harada stated on Twitter recently that he "hasn't talked to anyone," and that Roger Jr. isn't cut.] One of the best things about the Tekken series is that it has never taken itself seriously. Sure, there is a ruff and gruff story a...   read

 
 
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Is anyone even excited for Tekken 7?

Tekken has always rocked it with extra modes. Sports minigames, beat 'em up gaidens -- they're par for the course. Tekken 7: Fated Retribution doesn't look as crazy as some past releases but it seems up there in terms of variety, at l...   read

 
 
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Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite's newest gameplay trailer is definitely marvelous

I'm so glad to be eating my words here. While I had worried about the art direction of Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (even going as far as nitpicking character size and the quasi-realism bringing it closer to Contest of Champions' art style)...   read

 
 
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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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