Now That's A Disturbing Fighting Game Character

Do attractive female fighting game characters in skimpy outfits bother you? Then meet Killer Instinct's latest combatant, Hisako. You'll like her. She'll break your bones from the inside. » 3/08/15 11:00am 3/08/15 11:00am

Guy Lands Perfect Falcon Punch, Opponent Just Quits

If you think "I've done some pretty amazing Falcon Punches before", just ask yourself: did your opponent just quit the game after you did it? And, as always, much more! » 10/20/14 2:30pm 10/20/14 2:30pm

Xbox One Gets A $200 Razer Fighting Stick For All Those Fighting Games

Just in time for the EVO Championships, green-and-black peripheral maker Razer announces an Xbox One version of its Atrox Arcade Stick. This made me happy, and then sad. » 7/12/14 1:15pm 7/12/14 1:15pm

Your Guide To Evo 2014, The Year's Biggest Fighting Game Tournament

We're coming up on Evo, the biggest fighting game tournament in America. It will run Friday to Sunday from Las Vegas and be streamed online for the world to see. It'll be the biggest Evo yet. But maybe you aren't prepared—there are eight completely different games at this one event, after all, and what makes them… » 7/10/14 5:00pm 7/10/14 5:00pm

Quit a Killer Instinct Match Early? You Go to Jail

Double Helix, who develop the sort of free-to-play Xbox One fighter Killer Instinct, have recently shared details regarding the game's next patch. Apart from a new character, it'll introduce way to punish folks who don't like to play fair. » 1/31/14 7:30am 1/31/14 7:30am

Killer Instinct's DRM Check Poses Problem for Its Use in Tournaments

This wasn't a major event, but it was a tournament streamed yesterday by a pretty big name in the fighting game community, Team Spooky, and it's not the kind of closeup Killer Instinct was hoping for. The tournament lost its Internet connection and, well, this console couldn't continue. » 12/18/13 11:11am 12/18/13 11:11am

Killer Instinct: The Kotaku Review

The main reason I want to keep playing Killer Instinct is to hear the announcer go absolutely crazy when I do amazing things. The first time you hear him scream out "Combo Breakkkkerrrrr!!!!" you'll understand. » 11/22/13 10:20am 11/22/13 10:20am

A Next-Gen Fighting Game For Everyone

Undoubtedly, there are fans who are ecstatic to hear that Killer Instinct, the classic fighting game that came in a snazzy black cartridge back in the early 90's, is going to come back. But when the game was announced earlier this year, there also seemed to be an air of bewilderment about its revival—loved as it may… » 11/11/13 6:00pm 11/11/13 6:00pm

How The Xbox One And PlayStation 4 Are Changing Multiplayer Games

What does being a next-gen game or hardware mean, exactly? While the answer is kind of murky—in some ways, the coming generation doesn't feel like a huge departure from our current generation of hardware —one of the places we can see concrete changes is when it comes to multiplayer games. » 10/21/13 6:00pm 10/21/13 6:00pm

Killer Instinct Characters Are $5 A Pop, But Wait -- There's More

How much would you pay for classic characters like Sabrewulf, Glacius and the newly-announced Thunder in the upcoming free-to-download Xbox One exclusive Killer Instinct? Microsoft has slapped a $4.99 price tag on each character's head, but why buy piecemeal when you can get the whole shebang for $20? » 8/20/13 8:30am 8/20/13 8:30am

The Xbox One Got A Lot Of Boos At EVO 2013

The awkward moment happened during a Killer Instinct demonstration at last weekend's EVO, when console accessory manufacturers Mad Catz and Double Helix showed off their upcoming gadgets for the game. The Xbox One got mentioned—and got booed. » 7/15/13 8:15am 7/15/13 8:15am

Xbox One Checked Into Late Night TV Once In The Last 24 Hours

Microsoft's Phil Spencer comes across as more of an infomercial guy than a talk show guest here in this stint on Jimmy Fallon earlier tonight, but hey, he's not the focus here. The Xbox One and some games are. Namely Killer Instinct and Forza 5. » 6/18/13 1:30am 6/18/13 1:30am

Killer Instinct On Xbox One Is Free, For Your First Character

Tekken isn't the only major fighting game series with a sequel that starts off costing nothing. The Xbox One's launch day fighting game Killer Instinct will also be free. You'll get one character, Jago, to play against anyone. » 6/11/13 2:24pm 6/11/13 2:24pm

The Trash Talk During Microsoft's Conference Was Awful [UPDATE]

Trash talk never sounds good—the things you say in the heat of the moment don't make sense and cursing is unbecoming. » 6/10/13 2:39pm 6/10/13 2:39pm

Smartglass, Kinect and Video Editing to Enhance Xbox One Multiplayer

Smartglass should deliver a bunch of new functionality to multiplayer gaming on Xbox One, if this demonstration is any sign. It'll keep tabs on your friends' in-game progress and, ostensibly, find more competitive quickmatches suited to your playing skill. » 6/10/13 1:45pm 6/10/13 1:45pm

Killer Instinct Returns, Exclusively for Xbox One

Rare's fan-favorite fighter Killer Instinct, which released 18 years ago on the Super Nintendo, will be rebooted as an exclusive Xbox One edition once the console launches. » 6/10/13 1:06pm 6/10/13 1:06pm

'Brawl' Art Contest Spawns Expertly Redesigned Cammy, Chun-li and…

When the CG artists who inhabit the Polycount forums direct their creative juices at redesigning the famous fighters of video games like Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, Killer Instinct, Tekken and more, we're the real winners. » 5/09/11 9:00pm 5/09/11 9:00pm

Two Hours Worth Of Video Game Fatalities Spills Blood 500 Ways

In advance of the release of the new Mortal Kombat, one YouTube user with some free time on his hands stitched together nearly two hours worth of fatalities and finishing moves from more than two dozen video games for your viewing pleasure. » 4/11/11 3:40pm 4/11/11 3:40pm