Want to know why you lose in fighting games? Longhaired guru Patrick Miller has a great essay+video combo up on his Tumblr about how each button press in a match-up needs to happen in conjunction with a meaningful understanding of moves and situational awareness.
Hold onto your potatoes. Earlier today, a fan asked Lupe about EVO:
Meet Corrin. The protagonist of Fire Emblem Fates will be joining the cast of Smash Bros.
Wow. This is pretty incredible.
Nothing beats the adrenaline high of watching a close call in a competitive match—and that’s especially true with Smash Bros., a chaotic game where unexpected things happen all the time.
Last weekend, things didn’t look so great for Smash Bros.’ top player, Gonzalo “Zer0” Barrios. For a moment, it seemed like reigning champ might actually lose a tournament.
Can’t get into eSports? Maybe you’re looking in the wrong place. Many of the scene’s bigger draws are laden with technical jargon that can be off-putting to newcomers, so you might be better off starting with something like Smash Bros.
Momochi is your 2015 Street Fighter IV champ at EVO, and he took out the title in some of the weirdest circumstances ever seen at the tournament.
Super Arcade is one of California’s most beloved arcades. It raised more than $60,000 on Kickstarter last year. Due to rent concerns, it was forced to move locations. When it tried to apply for a permit, however, the city council denied them.
Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios is on a hot streak. Since November 2014, he’s come in first for every Super Smash Bros. for Wii U tournament he’s participated in. That makes a whopping 34 consecutive first place wins for the 1v1 category. It’s absurd.
One of Mortal Kombat’s newest characters is gaining a reputation, at least among casual fans. According to the Internet, Jacqui Briggs is a problem.
The #1 Pokemon of all time according to snack website Kotaku.com will be a contender in the upcoming Pokkén Tournament game. YES!
He’s on the cover of the latest Mortal Kombat game. He’s widely regarded as the one of the most iconic fighting game characters. Everyone knows the “GET OVER HERE” catchphrase. Despite being somewhat of a villain, Scorpion is well-loved by Mortal Kombat players.
Wanna see a Pikachu in a party hat wreck some Fox McClouds? Of course you do.
Over the weekend, the NorCal Regionals of Capcom’s Street Fighter 4 Pro Tour ran into a problem: the tournament was accidentally using the wrong version of the game.
Despite being nearly 15 years old and having had a couple of sequels, Super Smash Bros. Melee is still alive and thriving. The fans won't let it die. Usually, the community enthusiasm around Smash Bros. is admirable. But last weekend, at the biggest Smash Bros. tournament ever held, fans' endless love for Melee turned…
UPDATE (12:57pm): Apex 2015 has found a new venue and will still be on for this weekend.
And that's not according to me, that's according to the American Dialect Society, who earlier this month held their 25th Word of the Year awards.
The games headlining Evo 2015 were announced last night, with two Smash Bros. games making it into the line-up. Noteworthy additions to this year's installment of the world's biggest fighting games tournament include Mortal Kombat X, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Tekken 7.