At Brooklyn Video Games, Fuerte Beatdowns III was keeping the spirit of old-school King of Fighters 2002 alive last night. One tense match between Darkwhip and Cimus came down to slivers of health as the timer ticked down. Old games are still hype.
Saudi Arabian artist Mashael Barrak has had her character design chosen to be included in an upcoming SNK game after winning a design contest.
On the top left we have a screenshot from the release version of The King of Fighters XIV, a game that transformed beautiful 2D characters into lifeless 3D husks. On the bottom right, a shot from the game’s 1.10 update, which is looking to add a little life back into the game. This is good.
“Who literary?” “Like what Terry always quoted?” I do not know what is happening here.
Always a pleasure to see someone cosplaying as a KoF character that isn’t Mai Shiranui. Cosplay by Azulette, photo by Peter Muñoz.
If you were wondering when a new King of Fighters title was coming, wonder no more. KOFXIV is coming to the PS4.
Thanks to a tradition that goes back as far as Street Fighter II, fighting game stories are usually presented as world tournaments. It's a convenient narrative device, as it allows the opportunity to display fighting styles from around the world to distinguish characters from one another. But which of these countries…
How's that for not spoiling the outcome? The EVO King of Fighters XIII finals came down to a riveting battle between Japan's Hajime "Tokido" Taniguchi and China's Zhuojun "Xiaohai" Zeng. The one I was rooting for did not win.
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…
Even if you're not a fighting game fan, it's difficult to watch this video and not be struck by how complex, if not beautiful, these combos by COMBONAUTS are. It's not just about racking up the hits and landing a ton of damage, either: some of these are choreographed to have no damage. It's amazing.
SNK Playmore is hiring up for, as the Osaka-based studio's help wanted page reads, "the strongest 3D King of Fighters and Samurai Shodown". Guess they're going to work on new games...
Cyborgs in fiction are always associated with free will, morality, the importance of being human or the limits of the human body.
The color schemes and the attention to the tiniest details of the backgrounds in classic 2D fighters always fascinated me. Dodgy streets, abandoned buildings, mystical Far Eastern temples: all important elements of these games, just as important as the gameplay mechanics or the featured characters.
Fighting games thrive on competition. And trash talk. Especially trash talk. For fans of video game brawling, the biggest—yet most respectful—competition is the annual EVO series, which brings fight-stick masters from around the world to fireball their way to ultimate supremacy.
There's a charm to fighting games that's irresistible. I mean, aside from all the face-punching, the character rosters are usually insane, and there's a tongue-in-cheek vibe that runs deep through most titles in the genre.
SNK Playmore's latest entry in the long-running King of Fighters series won't make its previously scheduled October release. Publisher Atlus, no stranger to minor delays, has pushed The King of Fighters XIII to November 22.
Stanley Lau has been asked by Capcom to provide the official artwork for the upcoming Street Fighter III 3rd Strike Online Edition. Being both an accomplished comic artist and a Street Fighter nerd, his work does not disappoint.
On July 1, 1867, two British colonies and a province of the British Empire merged together to form Canada. Today we celebrate our neighbors to the north with a look at the Canadian video game characters we love.