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Tekken 7: Fated Retribution console release date coming next week

Tekken 7 saw its initial Japanese arcade release back in March of 2015. Since then, the game has seen a large-scale update in Fated Retribution.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting information on the game's console release, and based on a recent tweet from Tekken Game Designer Michael Murray, the wait shouldn't be much longer.

One Twitter follower asked Murray when the release date will be unveiled, to which he replied "next week".

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Guilty Gear and Street Fighter characters look especially good when Click Burgundy draws them

We just can't get enough of Click Burgundy's fighting game artwork, and so we've rounded up another gallery of fighters to share with you.

Today's line up includes Guilty Gear and Street Fighter characters primarily, with a few King of Fighters figures peppered in. We get both close ups and full body frames, showing off Burgundy's ability to detail from near or far.

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The Flash shown for Injustice 2 on official web page, with brief bio about his motivations in the game's story

Although he'd already been shown briefly in the cinematic reveal trailer for the game, we have yet to see any sign of The Flash since then - until now.

Today, the official site for Injustice 2 updated a character section which included The Flash, confirming that it is Barry Allen we'll see and what his motivations in the game are, as well as a look at his in-game appearance. Check it out here.

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Also worth noting is that the site has 31 slots all-together for characters with only 11 of them currently filled, though none of yesterday's reveals have been added yet.

Source: Injustice Web Site. Thanks to cadnexus for sending this in.

Why people loved the famous Gandhi match, and what it said about Street Fighter 4 as a game

It was the winter of 2013 and the game was Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012. The event was DreamHack, and although the eSports world would widely remember the significance of this particular DreamHack as the first Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Major to be sponsored by Valve, the FGC would remember it for one player Street Fighter player in one match in particular.

Fighting game crowds in Jönköping, Sweden gathered to watch players like BST|Daigo and ZW|Gamerbee show off their skills, but the match that stole the tournament featured a then unknown Ryu player that went by the handle: Gandhi.

In his stream match against FSP's Rufus, Gandhi played one of the most random, scatterbrained, I'm-just-figuring-out-what-moves-my-character-can-do-for-the-first-time sets of SF4 the community had ever seen, and won. Here's a quick moment:


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As ridiculous as this was, it highlighted a very integral aspect of Street Fighter 4.

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'Laura is busted, they chopped off Nash's legs, F.A.N.G is still not in the game...' ChrisG goes in hard with hilarious rant on SF5's Season 2

We're almost at a loss for words having watched EG|ChrisG's recent rant about Street Fighter 5.

During one of his live streaming sessions the top player took about eight minutes to go in on Street Fighter 5 with a rant for ages. He picks apart each character in just a sentence or two, recapping most of the comments you've probably already seen on social media.

Chris comments on Balrog and Laura's ability to win with a single V-Trigger sequence, Urien's incredible potential via Aegis, F.A.N.G's consistency as part of the bottom of the tier list and plenty more.

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New Injustice 2 character gameplay to be revealed via live stream on Tuesday, Jan 24th

Big news on the Injustice 2 front today as we were told that Robin and Braniac would be joining the playable roster. In addition, NetherRealm revealed that 9 DLC characters will be available for purchase and capped things off by officially showing us Darkseid.

The customization-heavy game is looking beautiful, and you've likely seen the reveal video we posted earlier today. Since then however, that same video with a new message has popped up on the InjusticeGame YouTube page.

This video is widely the same, but includes a message about a new reveal next week. You'll see said message in the screen shot below:

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Sometimes you make the sickest read, but it doesn't quite work out... watch as Akuma's Raging Demon leads to his own 1,000 deaths

I think it's safe to say that we've all found ourselves in this situation at least once in our lives.

You have downloaded your opponent, you know that they're going to throw that third fireball because they always fire projectiles in groups of three. You launch into the perfect counter, the sickest read... and it doesn't work.

At a weekly tournament in Detroit, one competitor ran into this exact situation while playing Street Fighter 5 Season 2 on stream. The Akuma player threw a fireball from full-screen away, waiting for his opponent's Nash to V-Trigger and teleport behind. When the teleport came, the Akuma cancelled into his own V-Trigger and attempted a Raging Demon punish as Nash appeared behind him.

Even though he was cognizant of the fact that the inputs had to be flipped to even pull off the move and very obviously had things planned out, well...


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Fortunately, SRM|Mad King was a good sport about the play. I can't even count how many times I've had the same thing happen to me.

Source: Jasinwalraven. Via LtrainLocomotive. Thanks to D-Veritas for sending this our way.

Link, Heihachi and Spawn joined the fray in Soul Calibur 2 depending on which version you bought - Check out Takuji Kawano's amazing artwork here

Soul Calibur 2 made an interesting decision for its release, by giving each console (Sony Playstation 2, Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox) their own exclusive bonus character in Hehiachi Mishima, Link and Spawn, respectively.

It also further built on the success of the original Soul Calibur with new characters, better graphics and as much content as they could muster, along with bringing in the now-iconic Takuji Kawano to lead the artwork duties for the game. You can see some of it here.

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Continue below for the rest of Soul Calibur 2's great art.

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Nine DLC characters headed to Injustice 2 - pricing information confirms Green Lantern playable, shows three alternate costumes and more

Injustice 2 is the talk of the town today as Warner Bros. and NetheRealm Studios have given fans a lot of new information about the game to take in.

On May 16th, players will be able to choose between three different purchase options for Injustice 2: Standard Edition, Deluxe Edition, and Ultimate Edition. Standard is simply a copy of the game and will run for $59.99 USD, but the other two packages include some pretty excellent extras.

Purchasing the Deluxe Edition gives you access to three DLC fighters as they become available, one premier skin that transforms Supergirl into Powergirl, and one exclusive gear shader pack to alter the look of your roster. This will run you $79.99 USD.

The Ultimate Edition is definitely going to turn some heads, though. This special package costs $99.99 USD and comes with three premier skins -- Powergirl (Supergirl), Reverse Flash (Flash), and John Stewart (Green Lantern) -- two gear shader packs, and access to a whopping nine DLC characters as they are released.

Thanks to the PlayStation Store on PS4 consoles, we've got a nifty info-graphic explaining the purchase options.

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Poison and Roxy get the Pop Culture Shock statue treatment, and they look magnificent

Ultra Street Fighter 4's Poison is the newest character to be added to the Pop Culture Shock line of highly-detailed statues. But don't fret Final Fight fans, there's a Roxy variation as well.

These 1:4 scale statues come with a price tag of $399.99 each, but if you pay in full you can score 10% off of your purchase. The edition size for Poison is 200, and Roxy is a bit more limited with a 175 edition size.

You can check out both statues in the gallery below (hit the jump to view photos of the Roxy statue).

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Robin and Brainiac confirmed playable in Injustice 2, new in-game screenshots show both in action

The Injustice 2 story mode trailer was released earlier this morning, and arrived jam-packed with familiar DC Comics faces.

Though we saw the likes of Robin, Bane, Poison Ivy, and Brainiac featured in the cinematic trailer, two of them have actually been confirmed as playable this morning by way of in-game screenshots. As you can see in the images below, Brainiac is in the middle of what appears to be his fight intro and Robin is taking on Blue Beetle.

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We haven't seen screenshots of Poison Ivy or Bane just yet, so although it is likely that they are also playable in Injustice 2, we can't say for certain at this point in time.

Injustice 2 drops on May 16th, 2017.

Injustice 2 story mode trailer released, officially reveals Darkseid

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios have released a brand new story mode trailer for Injustice 2.

The video features several characters that we've seen in-game already, such as Superman, Batman, and Supergirl, but also shows a handful that have not yet been officially revealed. Injustice 2 continues the cinematic story introduced in Injustice: Gods Among Us as Batman and his allies join forces to rebuild society, while struggling against those who want to restore Superman’s regime. This time around, a new threat has emerged.

Additionally, the trailer confirms the release of Darkseid as a playable DLC character. Previously, the DC villain was leaked as a pre-order bonus on the PlayStation Store, and today's trailer reinforces that.

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Check out the trailer below.

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Capcom releases character popularity and match rankings for Street Fighter 5

Capcom has put out a new feature which shows character popularity and match rankings for Street Fighter 5, for the last three months.

The character popularity portions probably won't be too big of a shock for most users, but the match rankings are pretty wild.

M. Bison (Dictator), Vega (Claw) and Birdie all rated super high in Season 1 for wins and loses online. Check out the last three months for yourself.

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Did you know? Capcom wanted to do Alpha 3 instead of HD Remix; they scrapped 2,500 animation frames in development

With the recent announcement of Ultra Street Fighter 2, I thought it would be interesting to look back at some of the factoids that surrounded SSF2T HD Remix's development process.

Capcom actually wanted to remake Street Fighter Alpha 3, instead of SSF2T, according to the game's lead designer, David Sirlin.

"We eventually did start talking about new version of an old Street Fighter and they weren't really sure even which one.

"I specifically pushed for Super Turbo and I told them that. Super Turbo, there's just several reasons why you should choose that one," Sirlin said back in 2008.

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It's not ALL bad for Ryu and Alex, here's an in depth look at how these characters and Juri have been buffed in Season 2

We're studying away at all the changes in Street Fighter 5 Season 2, but reading and remembering 90+ pages of patch notes is a pretty tall order.

Vesper Arcade has begun helping us take closer looks at each character's changes, and has also been specifically highlighting their buffs since the update. He's done three characters thus far in Juri, Alex and Ryu.

It's likely you've heard that Alex and Ryu have both gotten worse since the update last month, and that may or may not hold true once the community has had a few months to adjust to the game's new flow. In any case, it's not all bad for these fighters as they've also gained a few tools.

In Vesper's videos we see the applications of each character's buffs, and therefore what they mean for each fighter's overall game plan. All three now have access to new cancels and combos, as well as build up their V-Gauges at a faster rate.

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