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Blaziken confirmed for Pokkén Tournament

It's been confirmed, via the latest issue of Famitsu, that the fire Pokémon, Blaziken has been added to the Pokken Tournament roster.

It was actually Blaziken and Lucario in the original teaser for Pokkén back in 2013 at the Pokémon Game Show. Since that time, we haven't seen anything at all on the blaze Pokémon until now.

As it turns out, Blaziken was the first Pokémon the development team visualized when Pokkén Tournament was in the concept phase. The team says they worked hard on creating a character that will be both easy to use and fun to play.

Hit the jump below for images of Blazekin.

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Huge 37-hit Trunks combo, Vegeta continues his sequence after Big Bang Attack, and more: These Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden combos are epic

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden recently saw an official release in Japan, and we're beginning to see our first combo videos come of it.

Although the game is a handheld title -- a Nintendo 3DS exclusive, to be precise -- there are still a number of intricate sequences that can be performed in-game. Trueninjatactics has uploaded three videos that show off what a wide variety of the cast can do.

You'll see basic combos with characters like Vegeta, Goku, Trunks, Raditz, Frieza, and more, then watch as they transition into more complex stuff. Near the very end of the third video, be sure to keep an eye out for the big 37-hit Trunks combo.

Hit the jump to check out all three videos.

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Arc System Works has been kicking around ideas for a new fighting game

Both of Arc System Works' A-list titles have new versions coming down the pipeline. For Guilty Gear Xrd, we have Revelator, and BlazBlue : Central Fiction was just recently unveiled.

Despite all of that, it seems the company is interested in creating a brand new fighting game. In an interview with Famitsu (thanks to Hachima), Arc System Works' president Minoru Kidooka said that the company is aiming to release more console titles.

“I don’t know if some of these retail games will end up being sold digitally instead, but we’d like to at least work on increasing the number of console titles that can be sold at full price,” Kidooka explained.

Famitsu moved forward, asking if the company had any plans to create any new fighting games.

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'We have the character lineup fully decided' - Famitsu interviews Harada concerning Tekken x Street Fighter

Though it's been ages since we've heard about Tekken x Street Fighter, especially from Bandai Namco themselves, in a recent interview with Famitsu Harada insisted the project has been well underway, and is complete in a number of ways.

In the interview, they discuss the progress of the game, the reception and issues with Street Fighter x Tekken, and the problems present with trying to time Tekken x Street Fighter's release properly.

Hit the jump for more details.

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Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm review – the FGC finally got the puppy it said it wanted for Christmas, but did it really want a pet at all?

'09er! This insult meant to humiliate someone for joining the FGC almost six years ago continues to appear with all the charm of such classics as "n00b!" and "newbie." These internet warriors continue to lament X-Factor, Ultra attacks, and input shortcuts. "If only someone would make a game that played like the classics," they say.

I don't mean to be too hard on those nostalgia-chasing traditionalists for wanting this--after all, there are plenty of days where I miss the gorgeous pixel art of fighters from the 1990s. I even bought a Vampire Savior machine because at the time the idea of Capcom ever creating a remixed version of the game seemed impossible.

But what if a game did come along and create the definition of a classic fighter? Better yet, what if it went to the buffet of the greatest fighting games in history and picked out the most loved mechanics and character designs in order to piece together a game that would even rival the ones in our memories?

I present to you Yatagarasu Attack on Cataclysm.

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Pokkèn Tournament could potentially see an overseas release, says Pokèmon Company CEO

Pokkèn Tournament is an upcoming Pokèmon fighting game currently set for a Japanese arcade-only release next week. With Bandai Namco working alongside Nintendo on the project, many are wondering if we'll eventually see a stateside console release of the game.

In a recent Pokkèn Tournament documentary, Tsunekazu Ishihara -- president and CEO of the Pokemon Company -- joined in to shed some light on the production of the new fighting title. When asked if we'd ever see the game overseas, the idea was not ruled out by any means.

"I think the possibility definitely exists," the CEO stated. "Basically, as an arcade game, we'd like to push the boundaries of combining familiar Pokemon characters with new and unexpected ones in battle."

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July 7th release roundup - Yatagarasu, Skullgirls 2nd Encore, and Battle Fantasia Revised Edition all coming on July 7th

July 7th is looking to be a big day for certain fighting game lovers, with the long awaited Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm finally arriving on Steam. Skullgirls 2nd Encore, a complete collection of all the game has had to offer as a finalized edition, is also hitting the PS4 and Vita on that day.

Although Ark System Works had been teasing a Steam game of some kind, they recently revealed that said game would be a remade edition of Battle Fantasia, also hitting the Steam store on July 7th.

Hit the jump for details on all three of these titles, and what they offer.

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Pokken Tournament release date revealed—Charizard and Weavile added as new fighters

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Update: Trailers for both Charizard and Weavile have been added to the story. Make sure to check them out below.

Earlier: During a live stream today in Japan, the release date for the highly anticipated Pokken Tournament has been revealed. The game can be seen at Japanese arcades on July 16th this year. No information on a console release has been provided.

Furthermore, Weavile was revealed as the next playable character. It's described as a "Speed focused Pokemon." He wasn't the only reveal, though.

For those of you looking for some crossover from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U/3DS, however, you're in luck. Charizard has also been announced. He's summarized as a "Power Character." Even better, Charizard will also have its Mega Evolution from Pokemon X. This will be its Burst Mode Attack.

Take a look at their reveal pictures below, and let us know who you're interested in playing in Pokemon's entrance into the fighting game world.

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Revealing Dead or Alive costumes? Game Theory explores the effects of sensual stimulation on game play

A few months back we posted an article about the Dead or Alive community's division on censoring the sexuality of their game in tournaments.

Game Theorist, Matpat, has recently come out with an episode of his web series, Game Theory, focusing on the effects of the sexual stimulation that may occur whilst playing fighting games.

As it turns out, using some of the overtly sexual costumes can actually work to your advantage during competitive fighting game play. Though many games boast somewhat revealing attire on their characters, the Dead or Alive franchise is certainly the most known for doing so.

Veering away from the moral debate on the matter, Game Theory gives an opinion based on a more technical standpoint. Whether you're a DOA player or not, this is an interesting and informative watch. Hit the jump for the full video.

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Pokkèn Tournament release date, new character(s), and more expected to be revealed July 3 via live stream

Namco Bandai were among the fighting game companies that were fairly quiet at this year's E3. With no real announcements for games such as Tekken 7, Pokkèn Tournament, or even a new Soul Calibur (which many suspected would be revealed at the expo), fans were left wondering when they'd see new info for their favorite 3D fighting games.

A couple of days ago, we found out that an important Tekken 7 announcement will take place next week, and now it seems as though we'll be seeing something new from Pokkèn Tournament -- Namco Bandai's Pokèmon fighter -- even sooner. According to Serebii.net, a live stream will air on Nico Nico this Friday July 3 at 8 p.m. JST / 7 a.m. EDT / 4 a.m. PDT.

Serebii's report states that we can expect to see an official console release date reveal, along with new Pokemon and more gameplay information. A tournament will also be aired in which guests will get a chance to play as Gengar and the newly announced character(s).

Check back Friday for the Pokkèn Tournament live stream.

Source: Serebii.net. Sent in anonymously.

CEO 2015 results ft. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee, Infiltration, Mago, Mango, Armada, Snake Eyez, Fuudo, Xiao Hai and more

CEO 2015 live stream ft. Momochi, Daigo, Kazunoko, Tokido, GamerBee, Infiltration, Mago, Mango, Armada, Snake Eyez, Fuudo, Xiao Hai, SonicFox and more

Updated: This story has been updated with final results for CEO 2015.

One of the biggest events of the year is finally upon us. This weekend, CEO 2015 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida, and it will feature a huge amount of known players competing in a large variety of games.

The game list includes Ultra Street Fighter 4 (for which this is a Capcom Pro Tour premier event), Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat X, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd SIGN, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Killer Instinct, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dive Kick.

As for players attending, the list is huge. You can expect to see EG|Momochi, MCZ|Daigo, Kazunoko, MCZ|Tokido, AvM|GamerBee, Infiltration, MCZ|Mago, C9|Mango, Alliance|Armada, Snake Eyez, RZR|Fuudo, Qanba|Xiao Hai, SonicFox, Bonchan, TSM|Leffen, Liquid|Hungrybox, Tempo|NYChrisG, ZeRo, PIE|Smug, YOMI|Dieminion, EG|Ricki Ortiz, TSC|CD Jr., Liquid|NuckleDu, Qanba|Dakou, TS|Arturo Sanchez, YOMI|ForeverKing, EG|K-Brad, EG|PR Balrog, CCG|Air, /r/Kappa|EX Pugera, VGP|Tom Brady, TSC|Sanford Kelly, 801 Strider, DL|Hamad, EH|Velociraptor, CTRL|RayRay, CEO|CJ Truth, EG|ChocoBlanka, Hsien Chang, Julio, DL|FourWude and many, many more.

Streaming duties are being handled by Capcom Fighters, Team Spooky, VGBootCamp, VGBootCamp2, FunkyP, CEO Gaming and Shin Tristan.

Hit the jump to check out the action.

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CEO 2015 preview - Your resource for the big event this weekend, including players, games, schedules, and streams

CEO 2015 is upon us this weekend, and a ton of information has been made available for tournament go-ers and spectators alike to take advantage of.

The tournament is featuring an incredible amount of players, including EG|Justin Wong, EG|PR_Balrog, MCZ|Daigo Umehara, MCZ|Tokido, RZR|Fuudo, MVG|Mew2King, Liquid|Hungrybox, Liquid|Knuckledu, Steam Co.|Yipes, YOMI|Michaelangelo, Kazunoko, Velociraptor, Tryken, and countless others in all sorts of head to head competition.

For such a large amount of players, a large amount of games is expected. These include the main event titles (Smash Bros. for Wii U, Smash Bros. Melee, USF4, MKX, UMvC3, Xrd, P4AU, KI, TTT2, and Divekick) as well as a bevy of side titles like Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax, Def Jam: Fight for New York, Windjammers, Soul Calibur 3, Garou: Mark of the Wolves, Capcom versus SNK 2, and a lot more, including Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7.

Hit the jump to check out all you'll need to know for this weekend.

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Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden gets western release in October

Earlier this month, Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden received a rating from the Australian Classification Board, leading many to suspect that a western release of the game may follow. Now, it looks like those suspicions were accurate.

The official Bandai Namco US Twitter account announced this morning that the 3DS DBZ game will be making its way to the Americas.

Folks looking to pick up the title can check store shelves on October 20th of this year.

You can check out the official tweet below.

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Justin Wong takes people to school, Kitana pulls out Reptile's soul, and more - LiangHuBBB's Funny and Cool Moments reaches episode 90

Though it's certainly been a while, LiangHuBBB returns with his 90th episode of Funny and Cool Moments, a series of videos in which the spectacular and the silly in fighting games are captured for our viewing pleasure.

His 90th episode contains a plethora of games, including Street Fighter 5, Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat X, Chaos Code, and many more. Everything from infinites, high damage combos, silly bugs and glitches, and general absurdity are more than present in this compilation.

Hit the jump to view the 90th episode.

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East Coast Throwdown 2015 results feat. SonicFox, K-Brad, Smug, Dieminion, KaneBlueRiver, CD. Jr., ForeverKing, Flux and more

Updating with final results: We've updated this story with the final results for East Coast Throwdown 2015.

Beginning today is East Coast Throwdown 2015, a major held in Morristown, New Jersey on June 13th and 14th. Many players will be attending this event for all sorts of games, and it will be streamed throughout the weekend collaboratively by Team Spooky, Deadly Bison, and Kombat Network.

As for the games being played, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Melee, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Ultimate Marvel versus Capcom 3, Guilty Gear Xrd, Dead or Alive 5, Killer Instinct, Injustice, and Under Night: In Birth are all accounted for.

With so many games being played at such a big event, it's only natural that countless players would come out to compete. These players include the likes of KPB|Grief, PIE|Smug, EG|K-Brad, CR|SonicFox, BE|KaneBlueRiver, BIFU|Coach Steve, CTRL|RayRay, and TA|Marvisto. Besides these players are many more looking to take the top spot in so many tournaments.

Hit the jump to check out the streams, and the tournament schedule.

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