This weekend I spent hours playing Dragon Ball FighterZ in a closed beta on Kotaku’s Twitch channel. The game is gorgeous, but I’m more impressed with the number of tricks and tools it gives players to turn a match around.
Arms’ newest character, Lola Pop, joins the roster today. With a combination of fast movement and the ability to inflate herself like a freaky balloon, she’s exciting to play but horrifying to watch.
Super Smash Brothers: Melee pro Adam “Armada” Lindgren has stepped down from his position as a panelist for the game’s rules committee to open it up for more female representation. The committee, spearheaded by the community platform Melee It On Me, aims to standardize all Melee tournament guidelines.
Last Sunday, as two top League of Legends teams battled in Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden in front of thousands of cheering fans, a stadium usher grumbled a complaint that a lot of first-time esports spectators mention. The pro players, whose facial expressions appeared in close-up on big screens all over the stadium,…
Jesus died for your sins. Now he’s gonna kick your ass.
As players have started populating the in-game world of Absolver and search for every move possible, one particular strike has proved both elusive and sought-after: a formless, direct, open-handed slap to the face.
Martial arts brawler Absolver drops today, a mix of kung-fu and Souls games from developer SloClap. It’s a deep game that can be pretty hard at times. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you on your road to absolution.
Johnny “S2J” Kim started a chair-raising trend this past weekend at Shine 2017, a Super Smash Brothers major at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA. It all started during Saturday’s Melee pools and lasted through the rest of the weekend.
Hopefully it’s not surprising to hear that the next big Dragon Ball Z fighting game will have Piccolo, Krillin, and the Androids in it. They’ve been rumored for a while now, plus they’re core characters of the franchise. Even so, watching them in action is awesome.
Are you are a woman who wants to compete in a fighting game event, but you don’t know where to start? Maybe you’re worried you don’t know enough or aren’t good enough. (Probably not true.) Or maybe you just want to know what these events are like ahead of time. Which ones should you try first? What should you bring?…
After showing off their first original fighting game in decades last April Fool’s Day, respected Japanese game studio Arika arrived at Evo 2017 this past weekend ready to demo the project for the genre’s most passionate fans.
Here’s an official trailer for that new fighting game from Akira Co., the company behind the Street Fighter EX series.
Tekken 7 doesn’t have an in-game tutorial. Players new to Tekken games will find themselves losing for the wrong reasons. It’s not because they need to practice the game’s subtle mechanics—it’s because they won’t know those subtle mechanics exist in the first place. This creates a massive knowledge gap between new …
As the latest installment of the quirky Versus series, Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite wouldn’t live up to tradition if it didn’t have some silly tactics lurking within its code. Capcom’s team-based fighting franchise is as chaotic as it is beloved. Past games have had infinite combos and assist-heavy setups that make…
Women remain a minority in the esports industry, but they have always been a presence in competitive gaming scenes. Compete’s video team interviewed four female esports experts about their successes, their struggles, and their different takes on competitive gaming’s gender disparity.
Tekken 7 player Bronson Tran lived up to his nickname “the mouth of NorCal” this past Wednesday night when he received and rejected the MVP prize at E3’s Twitch Esports Arena invitational. Fans nominated the MVP via Twitter hashtag, and the winner was supposed to get a T-Mobile phone. Except, as Bronson explained…
While we got a glimpse of Dragon Ball FighterZ yesterday, today people are uploading full matches—and the game looks sick. Something about going 2.5D really accentuates the action while sticking true to the anime roots.
Ahead of the UK’s general election today, Welsh politician Kevin Brennan visited local gaming store Talk & Surf for a quick chat about esports and competitive games. Not the kind of last-minute campaigning you’d expect.
The fighting game community has mixed feelings about the term “esports.” For the FGC, the term has come to connote corporate influence and sponsorships. Mike Ross, Street Fighter veteran and co-founder of fighting game-centric YouTube channel Cross Counter TV, addressed the controversy this week in a bizarre video…