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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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Arcade Setups Keep The Dream Of Competitive Darkstalkers 3 Alive

The fighting game extravaganza MIXUP returns for its third year this weekend in Lyon, France. While it’ll showcase tournaments in all the current major games like Street Fighter V, Tekken 7, and Dragon Ball FighterZ, it’ll also be home to a number of more niche side events, including one for the beloved Capcom arcade…Read more… […]

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Epic Games Is Spending $500,000 Just So Competitive Fortnite Players Can Practice

It’s a light weekend for esports, save for Epic Games’ Fortnite World Cup Warm Up. It’s a two-day mini-tournament which, because it’s Fortnite, will nevertheless include a $500,000 prize divided up among hundreds of winners.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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The Keys To A Good Mortal Kombat Fatality: Rhythm And Humor

Mortal Kombat 11's art director Steve Beran has seen a lot of fatalities, given that he’s worked on the series since the ‘90s. His favorite in the new game involves “bloodsicles,” where the character Skarlet stabs an opponent over and over with spikes made from their own frozen blood. Then she pops an eyeball out […]

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The Capcom Crossover Fighting Game People Hardly Ever Talk About

It’s cold out here in the northern part of the country as we head into the dead of winter, with a major winter storm on the way reaching from California to Maine. A perfect time, in other words, to get snowed in and cozy up to the Frosty Faustings event taking place this weekend that’s […]

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Arcade Culture Takes Center Stage In Netflix’s Newest Anime Offering

Over the holidays, Netflix added animated series Hi Score Girl to their streaming lineup. The anime, based on the manga of the same name by Rensuke Oshikiri, is set in Japan during the arcade boom of the 1990s. Hi Score Girl is a slice-of-life comedy focused on the budding love triangle between three childhood…Read more… […]

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For The First Time, Evo’s Top Street Fighter Player Is From The United Kingdom

The eight Street Fighter V competitors that made it into Evo 2018’s finals today looked very different from last year’s lineup. Aside from last year’s winner, Hajime “Tokido” Taniguchi, every single one of the other finalists wasn’t on last year’s stage. Everybody assumed Tokido would win. But Evo 2018 finals have…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Evo 2018’s Dragon Ball FighterZ Finals Played Out Like A Glorious Anime Finale

After Dominique “SonicFox” McLean placed third instead of his usual first in the Injustice 2 finals earlier this weekend at Evo 2018, his fans wondered if the multi-game phenom was slipping. His Injustice 2 skills had only wavered because he was focusing on Dragon Ball FighterZ, right? But then, during a DBFZ…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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This fall, Arc System Works will host a qualifying circuit for their annual ArcRevo fighting game to

This fall, Arc System Works will host a qualifying circuit for their annual ArcRevo fighting game tournament with over $100,000 in cash prizes. The world tour has stops in the US, the UK, Belgium, Denmark, Japan, and Singapore, culminating at the ArcRevo America grand finals.Read more… Continue Reading at https://kotaku.com

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