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Dec 06, 2017
Welcome to the fighting game renaissance! This year was packed to the brim with high profile fighting game releases, too many to mention here. Each...
Dec 01, 2017
As part of the recent Tekken World Tour event Bandai Namco held an exhibition tournament for their much anticipated Dragon Ball FighterZ. The...
Dec 01, 2017
As part of the recent Tekken World Tour event Bandai Namco held an exhibition tournament for their much anticipated Dragon Ball FighterZ. The...
Nov 28, 2017
For all the praise we gave Injustice 2 when it first released on consoles there was something that was missing: a PC port. NetherRealm games have had...
Oct 05, 2017
Fans of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle were supposed to get their first big taste at New York Comic Con this year, but mere days before the convention a...
Sep 27, 2017
For today’s How to E-Sports, we are going to take a look at how metas get formed. If you aren’t familiar with the terminology, a “meta” is the game...
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Sep 25, 2017
So you want to step up your Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite combo game, but for some reason can’t seem to deal more than around 3000-4000 damage? You...
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Sep 25, 2017
Despite the all-too-common criticisms of Tokyo Game Show being dominated by reboots, remakes, and mobile games, Japan’s largest video game expo had...
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Sep 25, 2017
Despite the all-too-common criticisms of Tokyo Game Show being dominated by reboots, remakes, and mobile games, Japan’s largest video game expo had...
Sep 14, 2017
Absolver , the newest game from Devolver Digital, has been out for a while now and just about everyone is calling it a fighting game. This is strange...
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Sep 12, 2017
Last week was a huge week for fighting games. We saw eight major tournaments, three of which were multi game events, bringing out some of the best...
Sep 08, 2017
When Street Fighter V’s latest character Menat was released, she came with a small patch. It didn’t seem to do much other than make her available to...
Aug 29, 2017
The trailer for Street Fighter V’s next DLC character, Menat, has finally dropped, and she’s certainly an interesting one. She is Street Fighter’s...
Aug 29, 2017
Unless you have been hiding under a fighting game rock (and I’d understand if you were, that rock has invincibility frames), you have probably...
Aug 28, 2017
We return with yet more Gamescom coverage of Dragon Ball FighterZ . This time around we are going to check out some new system mechanics, changes...
Aug 25, 2017
Gamescom is going down this week in Germany, and Dragon Ball Fighter Z was one of the most popular games at the show. The new Gamescom build of the...
Aug 14, 2017
In the original Nidhogg you only ever had a rapier to fight with, but Nidhogg 2 changes all of that. It gives you four weapons to use, each with...
Jul 29, 2017
Over the last few weeks, you may have noticed the “hitbox meme” floating around the internet. The meme shows a stock photo of a man in a suit...
Jul 25, 2017
At EVO 2017, Arika finally showed off their new April Fool’s fighting game, Arika EX . This long awaited revival of the Street Fighter EX series (but...
Jul 21, 2017
EVO has come to a close and professional fighting game players from all around the world are weighing in with their thoughts and impressions of...
Jul 21, 2017
EVO has come to a close and professional fighting game players from all around the world are weighing in with their thoughts and impressions of...
Jul 18, 2017
The world’s biggest fighting game tournament just came to a close and it seems like every fighting game developer (except Nintendo) had some major...
Jul 14, 2017
We are entering something of a second fighting game renaissance. The newest fighting games are becoming more accessible than ever, and the popularity...
Jul 14, 2017
We are entering something of a second fighting game renaissance. The newest fighting games are becoming more accessible than ever, and the popularity...
Jul 05, 2017
There has never been a better time to be a PC fighting game player. Fighting games are finally receiving simultaneous releases on both PC and...
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Jun 30, 2017
After watching GameCrate’s own Nick and Mike go head to head in Injustice 2 , I find myself strangely compelled to write this simple guide about how...
Jun 19, 2017
Now that E3 has come and gone, we have had a chance to see how Bandai Namco and Arc System Works’ new fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ, plays. It...
Jun 01, 2017
Ultra Street Fighter II for the Nintendo Switch is pretty good, but it’s also very hard to play. Why? Because no one has made a reliable arcade stick...
May 26, 2017
In our Gaming Literacy series we're taking a look at relics and moments from gaming past. These are the artifacts and events all gamers should know,...
May 25, 2017
The latest Marvel VS Capcom Infinite reveals have the hardcore gaming crowd in a ruckus. You can hear their cries from the rooftops: “Auto-combos!...
Mar 09, 2017
The fighting game community was very active last week in e-sports. We saw the introduction of new circuits, huge pot bonuses being donated to smaller...
Mar 02, 2017
Injustice 2 is the upcoming DC Comics fighting game from the developers at NetherRealm. The game builds on the success of the first title in the...
Feb 27, 2017
In our How to E-Sports articles, we have spent a lot of time talking about fighting game techniques and strategies, but there’s one thing that we...
Feb 21, 2017
Recently, we got a chance to try the closed beta of Brawlout , a new platform fighter that wears its Smash Bros. influence on its sleeve. Brawlout...
Jan 23, 2017
The first rule of any game or sport is “any player may concede.” It has to be. You can’t keep a player in a game under duress. No one is going to...
Jan 23, 2017
Yet another sequel to Guilty Gear Xrd is in the works, even though Revelator , the most recent version, was released on PCs not too long ago...
Jan 12, 2017
So, you’ve graduated from being a pad warrior and joined the thousands of other pro fighting game players that use an arcade-style joystick – but it’...
Dec 29, 2016
The fighting game has never been the most mainstream genre. It’s rare to see 10 fighting games released in a single year, let alone have them be of...
Dec 07, 2016
Although the end of the year is quickly approaching, not every e-sport has finished its season. We still had the last big Street Fighter V tournament...
Nov 15, 2016
VR has taken off, and new games from every genre are being made for VR platforms. We have seen VR platformers, VR flight sims, VR puzzle games, VR...
Oct 19, 2016
So you’ve decided to enter the world of professional fighting games, but your tournament organizer says you have to buy a new controller. You look at...
Oct 10, 2016
So you’ve decided to seriously get into the fighting game community but can’t seem to level up your game. Luckily, there’s a way to fix that:...
Aug 11, 2016
Bandai Namco recently invited us to their New York City summer showcase to get a taste of what they have to offer in the upcoming year. There, we got...
Jul 01, 2016
Derek Kirtzic from Netherrealm takes us through the new features in Injustice 2 , from specialized gear to enhance your heroes and how the feedback...
Jun 28, 2016
Fighting games are a bit different than your standard e-sport. There’s a much loser feel to the scene, which is why fighting gamers insist on being...
Jun 17, 2016
Tekken has always taken a long time to come to consoles from its arcade release. It's been seven years since the last numbered title was released for...
Jun 15, 2016
Seeing the King of Fighters XIV from its first showing to finally playing it now at E3 is something of a miracle based on how much the perception of...
Jun 07, 2016
Marvel VS Capcom 3 , the last entry in Capcom’s prestigious VS series, released to a powerful but mixed response. Despite numerous complaints about...
May 16, 2016
So you’ve dropped the money to fly out to Vegas in order to get a prime seat for EVO 2016. You’re wearing a Street Fighter shirt , waving a Tekken...
May 04, 2016
Ah, the money match. The cornerstone of the competitive gaming scene. Pro gamers will find a reason to bet small amounts of money on just about...
Apr 20, 2016
We are at the end of a very long journey my friends, a journey that started almost 15 years ago. Skullgirls , the indie fighting game made for...
Apr 12, 2016
Killer Instinct 's third season has launched, and on two platforms with cross-buy to boot. Although the game has a lot of content currently, most of...
Mar 30, 2016
Something strange happened in the fighting game community recently. A new tournament was announced with a $100,000 prize pool on the line. “That...
Mar 21, 2016
As you may have heard, Rising Thunder , the experimental fighting game from Radiant Entertainment, has been shut down. It was an interesting game,...
Mar 21, 2016
If you are looking to up your Street Fighter game, then you should sign up for one of Professor Yusuke Momochi’s classes . For those of you who don’t...
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Dec 29, 2015
While there were plenty of new fighting game content released in 2015, the number of actual new games was tiny. This makes deciding the fighting game...
Jul 22, 2015
Evo 2015 has come and gone, with plenty of exciting gameplay highlights, new game announcements, and even Jamie Lee Curtis dressed as Vega! If you...
Jul 10, 2015
Killer Instinct 's second season just ended, and from the Pre-Season in September to the Story Mode update added two weeks ago, quite a bit of...
Jun 29, 2015
Rivals of Aether is an upcoming indie fighting game for the PC and Xbox One that finds its core in the mechanics of Smash Bros. This allows the game...
Jun 18, 2015
Walking through Bandai Namco’s suite upstairs at E3, I saw no less than four anime-based fighting games, one of which caught my eye the most. The...
Apr 30, 2015
The roster of Mortal Kombat X is the most varied yet, taking characters from all over the series lore and even making nearly a third of the roster...
Apr 20, 2015
Bruce "GamerBee" Hsiang is a professional fighting game player from Taiwan, and is currently one of the top-ranked Street Fighter players in the...
Feb 16, 2015
Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is set to launch soon and close the book on the latest entry in Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja's famed 3D fighting game...
Feb 13, 2015
I first played Dead or Alive 5 three years ago at E3 2012, just a few months before the game's North American launch. At the time, I was impressed by...
Jan 21, 2015
This year's Evolution Championship Series, or EVO, will feature a total of nine fighting game titles, including the new Super Smash Bros. for Wii U...
Dec 23, 2014
Although we're at least a year away from the release of Street Fighter V , fans of the fighting game genre were treated to a host of wonderful titles...
Jul 14, 2014
This year’s EVO fighting game tournament brought with it a bevy of exciting announcements for fighting game fans and publisher Bandai Namco saved the...
Jul 11, 2014
The eighteenth installment of the Evolution Championship Series (Evo), the world’s largest and longest running fighting game tournament, is under way...
May 14, 2014
SherryJenix has been a fixture on the fighting game scene for years, has been involved in some classic moments in the history of the fighting game...