The Thrill of Fighting Games

Like many others, I have great memories of spending afternoons and quarters in the arcade. Back home, the arcade was this pretty dark room attached to the bowling alley. Far from spectacular, but it was special in its own way. There were a lot of games my friends and I would play, but one in particular we kept coming… » 3/28/14 9:39am 3/28/14 9:39am

Dead or Alive 5: The Kotaku Review [Update]

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:… » 9/25/12 12:15pm 9/25/12 12:15pm

Now Feast Your Eyes on the First Trailer for the Persona 4 Fighting…

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. » 9/08/11 2:40pm 9/08/11 2:40pm

EA Sports Won't Say MMA's Dead, but Won't Say It's Getting a Sequel, Either

To many, the UFC's acquisition of the competing fight series Strikeforce in March spelled the end of EA Sports MMA. While EA Sports' chief of development did not say that a sequel is in development, he did not say the label was quitting the sport altogether. » 6/26/11 2:00pm 6/26/11 2:00pm