Kan-Ra is so dead right now. With a sliver of health against Sabrewulf with a full bar of backup, how can he possibly win this match? Watch.
The first time I played Tekken 3, I was hilariously bad. I was used to 2D fighting games, where the buttons corresponded with attack strength, and tapping 'Up' meant 'Jump.' This new, 3D genre, where each button corresponded with an attacking limb and tapping 'Up' meant 'Sidestep' (pressing 'Up' still meant 'Jump'),…
Good news and bad news, Skullgirls fans: the 2D fighting game's third DLC character, the Egyptian-inspired sorta-blood-mage Eliza, is out now on PC and PS3, free for the next three months. The game's Vita and PS4 versions, however, have been postponed to early 2015. Look above for a taste of Eliza's fighting style.
Yes, you read that right. Baseball fighting game. Two combatants, two bats, one deadly, deadly ball. Oh, and some of the characters are skateboarding robots.
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.
Salty Bet started out as a fun way to bet on live competitive fighting game events, but to keep the addictive betting site running 24/7, A.I. has recently taken over the fights. Humans, we're told, are still the ones placing the bets.
After nearly a decade of playing Naruto video games, that annoying little jerk of a ninja unleashes his most powerful move yet — making me cry. God I hate him.
Growing up, I had two game systems: a barely working Atari 2600 (which lived largely forgotten in our guestroom closet) and an original NES. These lasted me until 1997 when I saved up and bought a Super Nintendo—over a year after the release of both the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64.
The Dead or Alive series has always felt like it was my fighting franchise. From the moment I first button-mashed my way to my first counter in the 1997 Sega Saturn import, I knew that I had found the fighter for me. I was entranced by the flow of battles, the block and counter, the wondrous fluidity. Update:…
I'd imagine the Venn diagram comparing fighting game players to Japanese role-playing game fans doesn't have much overlap.
Only a relatively small fraction of fighting game fans have the courage to put their skills to the test in tournament play. In today's Speak Up on Kotaku, commenter d0m shares his first frustrating experience.
When people think of Japanese fighting games, they think of Street Fighter, Tekken, King of Fighters and BlazBlue. But would it surprise you to know that one of Japan's most popular fighting game series hasn't made it out of Japan since the GameCube era?
Skullgirls, Revenge Labs downloadable game coming sometime soon ("early 2012" is the latest word) on PSN and Xbox Live, is a 2D fighter with a heavy multiplayer component. That doesn't mean it doesn't have a story explaining who its characters are, how they acquired their skills and powers, and just what the heck…
Has one genre ever made you change your opinion of another? Commenter File2ish explains how Namco's Tales of Symphonia made him a fighting game fan in today's Speak Up on Kotaku.
A new contender steps into the 2D fighting ring when 7sixty brings Japanese developer 5pb. Games' brawler Phantom Breaker to the North American Xbox 360 this spring.
This glitch, found in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, has apparently been known or observed before; now there's a tutorial for how to enter the game's "Reverse World," in which all combatants are silhouetted and all inputs are reversed.
You've drooled over the gorgeous screenshots, now take a look at the first official trailer for Persona 4: The Ultimate in Mayonaka Arena, the welcome marriage of Atlus' role-playing with Arc System Works fighting know-how.
Five fighters are contenders for the cover of UFC Undisputed 3's cover when the game releases in January. Fans will vote on the honor, selecting from a pool of Georges St. Pierre, Cain Velasquez, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva and Frankie Edgar.
Sega wants in on the Street Fighter IV-led fighting game resurgence. Their entrant? A new version of 2006's Virtua Fighter 5, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, scheduled for a downloadable release on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 next summer.