Despite the community showing up, California’s popular Super Arcade had its new location turned down again. Founder Mike Watson is filing an appeal, but it won’t be heard until September. Read our previous story if you missed how the city of Azusa, California has made Super Arcade’s life difficult in recent months.
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.
The fighting game community is uniting on Reddit to help out the family of gamer Terrance "PushaTee88" Moore, who passed away during a tournament in California last week. You can check out the thread here.
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.
On March 10, 2012, James Donmoyer stopped breathing.
Major media outlets in the fighting game community are threatening to boycott coverage of tournaments that don't establish rules to prevent collusion, following an incident last weekend in which two top fighting game players were accused of collaborating and splitting their winnings in the Marvel vs. Capcom 3 finals.
Orlando police arrested competitive gamer Noel Brown Saturday morning, charging him with "domestic violence battery" for allegedly hitting his ex-girlfriend and another competitive gamer after catching them in a hotel room together.
The folks over at Evo, a video game tournament organization dedicated to fighting-games like Marvel vs. Capcom and Tekken, raised a whopping $225,744 for breast cancer research last month.
The folks at EVO—the biggest community of competitive fighting game players on the planet—are handing out $20,500 in scholarships to selected university students.