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Fighting Games Have Come A Long Way

It’s common knowledge that fighting game sprites have grown larger and more refined as technology has improved, at least in those rare few games that still use them. But I never truly appreciated how big of a difference there is between the classics and their modern counterparts before now.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Longtime Street Fighter Producer Yoshinori Ono Is Leaving Capcom

Today, Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono announced via a message on Twitter that he is leaving the franchise and Capcom after nearly 30 years. The message also contained his thoughts on the criticism to the changes made to the Capcom Pro Tour, which in the wake of COVID-19 has moved entirely online. Read more… Continue […]

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SonicFox Got Not One But Two New Fursuits

Dominique “SonicFox” McLean has made a name for themselves as a fighting game great. Back in 2018, Kotaku first profiled the competitor who has become famous for their excellent play and their now iconic fursuit. SonicFox is adding not one but two new suits to their line-up of fur-covered wear.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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There’s Not A Lot Of One-Punch Man In The One-Punch Man Game’s Story Mode, Thank Goodness

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is not a video game about uber-powerful anime sensation One-Punch Man. It’s the story of a player-created character operating in One-Punch Man’s orbit. The single-player story mode battles last much longer that way.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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There’s Not A Lot Of One-Punch Man In The One-Punch Man Game’s Story Mode, Thank Goodness

One-Punch Man: A Hero Nobody Knows is not a video game about uber-powerful anime sensation One-Punch Man. It’s the story of a player-created character operating in One-Punch Man’s orbit. The single-player story mode battles last much longer that way.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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Surprise Character Pick Helps Japan Take Home First Tekken World Tour Championship

Over the weekend, the Tekken World Tour finals played out in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing together some of the best Tekken 7 competitors in the world to fight for the year-end championship. While 2019 was filled with surprise performances from players outside of more visible regions like South Korea and Japan, it was…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Surprise Character Pick Helps Japan Take Home First Tekken World Tour Championship

Over the weekend, the Tekken World Tour finals played out in Bangkok, Thailand, bringing together some of the best Tekken 7 competitors in the world to fight for the year-end championship. While 2019 was filled with surprise performances from players outside of more visible regions like South Korea and Japan, it was…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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The Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro Has 20 SNK Games Built In

Earlier this month SNK announced the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, a fight stick with a design based on the Neo Geo CD’s Controller Pad stick. Turns out it’s not only a joystick but also a standalone retro console that can be hooked directly to a television to play 20 built-in SNK fighting games.Read more… […]

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The Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro Has 20 SNK Games Built In

Earlier this month SNK announced the Neo Geo Arcade Stick Pro, a fight stick with a design based on the Neo Geo CD’s Controller Pad stick. Turns out it’s not only a joystick but also a standalone retro console that can be hooked directly to a television to play 20 built-in SNK fighting games.Read more… […]

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How King Of Fighters Dominated Latin America’s Fighting Game Scene

What’s the fighting game you remember the most from the arcades of your youth? Street Fighter II? Tekken? Mortal Kombat? If you’re from Latin America, there’s an excellent chance that the first game that jumps to mind wasn’t any of those, and the game that defined your formative arcade experience was actually SNK’s The…Read more… […]

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Smash Bros. Takes Center Stage At The Biggest Fighting Game Event Of The Year

For the first time since it was released in 2016, Street Fighter V won’t be the final headlining event that concludes the Evolution Championship Series this weekend. Instead, that honor goes to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This is the first time in the history of the series that it’s ever received top-billing at the…Read more… […]

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Street Fighter’s Queer Stereotypes Kept Me In The Closet

Last year during Pride month, I wrote about my own queer reading of the Street Fighter V tutorial, which features Ken and Ryu fighting and, in my opinion, flirting. In the year since then, I’ve been thinking about the character Juri in Street Fighter, who is the closest the games get to having a canonical […]

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Tips For Playing Samurai Shodown

It’s been said about a million times before, but one more won’t hurt: Fighting games are hard. Stupid hard. If you weren’t lucky enough to be born during the arcade’s heyday, when fighting games ruled the world, you’re already at a disadvantage. Samurai Shodown, which launched earlier this week, only exacerbates the…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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