There doesn't need to be a lot of movement to create excitement in a top-tier fighting game showdown. Just look at these EVO 2014 matches from this past weekend.
Today's gaming highlights: Some of the best moments from the biggest fighting game tournament of the year, plus incredible world records in both Spelunky and World of Warcraft!
Hyping the crowd with a Pikachu plushie, Smash Bros. player Axe pulled an incredible win against Silent Wolf with his Pikachu, beating the hell out of his opponent in record time. It wasn't the grand finals, but without a doubt one of the best moments of all the games played at EVO 2014.
Forget your fancy arcade sticks. The breakout player during this year's EVO fighting game tournament used a gamepad to beat down all comers. Not just any gamepad, either. Luffy won the top spot with a controller from the original PlayStation.
Get to 12:30 on this Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 EVO semifinal clip and you'll see/hear what looks like an impending defeat for Justin Wong in his matchup against Filipino Champ. Until he pulls it out of the fire and everyone goes nuts.
The Super Smash Bros. Melee grand finals at this weekends huge Evo fighting game tournament culminated with a match between reputedly the world's best Fox McCloud player against the world's best Jigglypuff player. The guy playing Fox won the tournament last year. Could he repeat?
With a $35,000 on the line — the largest pot of EVO 2014 — Keiji "Garireo" Okamoto and Ryo "Dogura" Nozaki put up the fight of their lives in the BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma grand finals.
It's the third and final day of EVO 2014, which means today is nothing but finals. Who's going to come out on top in BlazBlue, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 and Ultra Street Fighter IV? Watch here and find out.
How's that for not spoiling the outcome? The EVO King of Fighters XIII finals came down to a riveting battle between Japan's Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi and China's Zhuojun "Xiaohai" Zeng. The one I was rooting for did not win.
Sonic Fox Vs. Pig of the Hut, General Zod Vs. Batgirl — who won? The viewing public. Also, Batgirl. Update: Now with smooth video of the entire finals.
Evo 2014 is in full swing, continuing today with more fierce fighting competition in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice and Ultra Street Fighter IV while adding Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, King of Fighters XIII and BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma.
Evo 2014 has begun, so stop wasting your time working or checking Facebook and watch some people tee off on each other in some of the best fighting games around. Today starts with pool competition in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Injustice, Tekken Tag Tournament and Ultra Street Fighter IV.
We're coming up on Evo, the biggest fighting game tournament in America. It will run Friday to Sunday from Las Vegas and be streamed online for the world to see. It'll be the biggest Evo yet. But maybe you aren't prepared—there are eight completely different games at this one event, after all, and what makes them…
Whether you love or hate Namco's long-running Tekken series, you have to admit that it sure was weird not seeing its latest installment as part of the EVO 2014 line-up. But, Heihachi Mishima fans can rest easy now: Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has just been announced as one of the titles that the world's best fighting game…
A while back, Nintendo's homegrown fighting franchise wasn't showing up on the list of games that would be featured at Evo 2014, this year's edition of the world-renown fighting game tournament. Wasn't on the rolls for Major League Gaming's Anaheim championship event, either. But, now, months after fans protested the…
The lineup of games for this year's EVO fighting game tournament were unveiled last week. There'll be six games, and sadly, Smash Bros. is not one of them. Yet.
Ultra Street Fighter IV is coming to consoles in June, PC three months later. A post on Capcom's Unity blog (via Event Hubs) reveals the ultimate version of SFIV will appear as a $15 update for the Xbox 360 and PS3 first, to ensure players have time with the game prior to EVO 2014 in July. The PC version will arrive…