Nintendo released Super Smash Bros. Melee 15 years ago on a console that sold less than its competitors, the PlayStation 2 and the Xbox. In 2001, and even in 2005, I would not have believed God if he told me that Melee will draw 2,372 entrants to this weekend’s Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2016 in Las Vegas,…
It’s time again for Evo, the fighting game tournament extravaganza that takes place in Las Vegas every year.
All throughout the weekend, the Community Effort Orlando fighting game tournament will host dozens of players from all around the world as they compete in pursuit of glory and fabulous cash prizes.
With Mortal Kombat X heading into the rear-view mirror, it’s about time for NetherRealm Studios to announce a new game. It looks like that game is Injustice 2, a sequel to the DC fighting game from 2013.
Lastfight is a new fighting game from Piranaking that, well, as the headline suggests, should be of interest to anyone who likes their fighting games a little (or a lot) more 3D than Street Fighter can manage.
Sometimes you see a cool fight scene in a game and think, “I could do that.” Let’s be honest: you probably couldn’t. But thanks to YouTube, you can at least learn about some badass moves from someone who can.
Pokémon are usually cute creatures. That’s part of the appeal. But the upcoming Pokémon fighting game is not about that life.
Normal people in the early 2000’s most likely heard Evanescence’s “Bring Me to Life”, one of the most well-known rock songs of the period, from radio or its music video. But that’s just normal people. You know how I first heard it?
Last year, Capcom (hilariously) assured us that the bouncy jiggle of Chun Li’s breasts was actually just a glitch. Eventually, Capcom said, they’d fix it.
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.
Things get pretty freaky when you switch up the movesets and animations available to your favorite Street Fighter character.
Just look at him. Where’s the sportsmanship, bro?
Today, we saw the last Smash Bros. focused Nintendo Direct broadcast. At the end, Smash Bros. designer Masahiro Sakurai gave a great shout-out to all the folks who love and play his game.
Wow. This is pretty incredible.
Tomorrow is the final Nintendo Direct focusing entirely on Smash Bros. You know what that means, right? An avalanche of fake leaks! Hooray.
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.
Darryl Lewis didn’t know what to expect when he first entered into the Super Street Fighter 2 competition at EVO in 2010. It was (and still is) the world’s largest fighting game tournament, and Lewis, who was 21, had only ever played in one other tournament.
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.
Playing video games professionally is such a strenuous and time-consuming job that pro gamers regularly run into the problem of burnout. The latest person to succumb to this unfortunate trend is Gonzalo “Zero” Barrios, the reigning champion of the Smash Bros.’ eSports scene.
Hey Smash Bros. fans who like to play as Shulk: if you’ve had trouble with the guy’s Up-B recovery move, you’re not alone. YouTuber and Smash Boards forum member erico9001 put together a handy video on the glitch that causes his recovery problems, and how to avoid them.