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He can turn into a giant cat, rip you apart with his saw, and drink your blood for damage buffs; Kotal Kahn Mortal Kombat 11 breakdown

We got an all new Kombat Kast today and Mortal Kombat 11 developers showed off none other than reigning emperor of Outworld, Kotal Kahn.

Steve "16bit" Brownback showcased the character as he highlighted and discussed an array of different techniques while articulating Kahn's general play style and approach. Pretty similar to his game plan in MKX, Kahn is a grappler as well as a brawler, and feels like a boss character with his exceptionally powerful normals and massive stature. Continue on for more.

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Kotal Kahn and Jacqui Briggs reveal trailer officially shown for Mortal Kombat 11

During today's Kombat Kast, Kotal Kahn and Jacqui Briggs were officially revealed for Mortal Kombat 11.

It appears that Kotal Kahn has developed the ability to transform into a jaguar. Like Mortal Kombat X, he has access to a giant bladed weapon and the ability to generate a damage over time sunlight in an area of his choosing.

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Kotal Kahn Kombat Kast live stream now live

Update: Stream is now live. Check it out after the jump.

Earlier: Okay so it hasn't been officially stated that we're getting a Kotal Kahn showcasing today, but we did get some fairly obvious hints that the current emperor of Outworld would be next in the queue.

We're looking forward to seeing what developers Tyler, Derek, and Steve have in store for us this week as we're now just over a month away from Mortal Kombat 11's official release date of April 23rd. Continue on to check out the live stream.

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Videl's dodge mechanic in Dragon Ball FighterZ can potentially change how the game is played — will we see more mold-breaking in the future?

Earlier this year, we got out first additions of the Season 2 cast for Dragon Ball FighterZ in form of Jiren and Videl as new playable fighters.

While there haven't been any really big events for the game since the World Tour finals at which they were revealed, we've had some time now to experience both characters, and their pros and cons.

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A new Mortal Kombat 11 character and the game's first DLC fighter are going to be revealed this Friday

NetherRealm Studios is gearing up for a big Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event later this week. Two new characters are set to be unveiled this Friday (March 22), according to Creative Director Ed Boon.

The company will be holding a panel at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo with a lot of Mortal Kombat goodness to be discussed.

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First screenshots of Kid Goku released for Dragon Ball FighterZ

We previously learned that Kid Goku from Dragon Ball GT will be the third character to release as part of Dragon Ball FighterZ's second season of DLC, and now we can get a closer look at the man turned once again into a boy.

Bandai Namco has released the first official set of screenshots of Kid Goku which you can take a look at after the jump.

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The FGC's reactions and memes about Google's Stadia

Yesterday, Google unveiled their Stadia video game streaming service.

As you might imagine, many fighting game community members had some reactions to this new announcement. More importantly, some amusing memes have also developed.

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Kill la Kill: IF coming to the West in July; Mako and Ultimate Double Naked DTR to be free post-launch DLC

To the surprise of fans everywhere, Kill la Kill: IF was announced last year as a collaboration between Studio Trigger, Arc System Works and APlus to bring the popular anime officially into the world of video games.

Now, we know just when to expect to see the new arena fighter launch worldwide this year, what will be included with the Limited Edition and what post-release support Kill la Kill will receive in the form of DLC.

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More Street Fighter sketch art from Sus404308

We're happy to be able to bring you more wonderful Street Fighter sketch art from Japanese artist Sus304308 today.

This gallery features the likes of Karin, Abigail, Cammy, Ibuki, Kolin, Blanka, Juri, and a few others from Street Fighter 5's roster, though these are surely not the high resolution and three dimensional forms we're used to seeing them in.

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Capcom UK community manager: I can't wait till you see what we have in store for Street Fighter 5

Many of us were hopeful about big announcements for Street Fighter 5 from Capcom at the conclusion of Final Round 2019 — the first tournament of the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour. Needless to say, the lack of a character reveal following this event left a damper on the mood for many.

At this very moment, Capcom's statement about "doing things differently" this year has mostly been viewed as a negative thing since there's been no communication as to what this might mean. However, recent statements from a Capcom community manager have been very interesting.

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Google Stadia probably won't mean much to the fighting game community any time soon... probably

Google's Stadia was a hype announcement today for gamers all over the globe. The idea of streaming a title at 4K or even 8K resolution with state of the art hardware sounds like a dream, but for how the fighting game community traditionally experiences these titles — it could turn into a nightmare.

Competitive fighting game players are notorious for doing anything and everything they can to reduce latency in fighting games, and can get very upset when they see things like Street Fighter 5's notorious 7.9 frames of input lag, and this is where the problems start to arise with Google's new streaming service.

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If you enjoy watching and playing Street Fighter 5, Capcom's lack of communication isn't necessarily a reason to stop

If you've listened to our latest podcast episode, you can tell in the first few seconds by my tone alone that I've been fairly demoralized by Capcom's lack of announcements for Street Fighter 5. No doubt that makes me just one of many experiencing that sentiment of lack of acknowledgement and even disrespect by a company we've tethered ourselves to in multiple ways.

What I'm hoping we avoid here is a falling into the trap that says "Street Fighter 5 is incomplete because Capcom isn't talking or updating in the way we expected." That's a very low-resolution, emotionally-centered reaction that I've found growing within myself, and I figure if I'm experiencing it then others likely are as well.

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Ed Boon: More fighters coming to Mortal Kombat 11 beta test on March 27th

We just got done experiencing Mortal Kombat 11 online for the very first time thanks to the stress test that was live over the weekend. Those of us jonesing for more MK11 have the pre-order beta test on the horizon to look forward to, as it will go live on March 27th.

The stress test allowed us to explore Scorpion, Baraka, and Skarlet, a good sampling of some of the different types of characters the game has to offer thus far. While we were very happy to get these three, there are 16 total confirmed characters for MK11 at this point, and we'd be very excited to try some others out. The good news is, we'll soon be able to.

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Sharon's release date for Fighting EX Layer to be revealed on March 23rd

Sharon, Area, and SNK's Terry Bogard are characters that are coming to Fighting EX Layer as post launch content. Supposedly, two out of three of these fighters will be free. More than likely, it'll be Terry Bogard that comes with a price tag.

The first of these characters are set to be released in March of 2019 — this month. Based on comments from Arika, it looks like Sharon will be released relatively soon.

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Seagull Joe shares his Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

During perhaps the peak of Tempo|ZeRo's unbelievable domination of the Super Smash Bros. for Wii-U competitive scene, Sonic player Demise|Seagull Joe would be one of the very first to take a tournament set off the champ.

The high level player isn't using Sonic these days, however, as he's had the opportunity to return to his favorite character from Brawl: Wolf. Wolf turns out to be one of the stronger of Ultimate's 70+ characters, but to what degree? Joe has a full character tier list for Ultimate, and has shared it with the rest of the world.

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Google announces Stadia video game streaming service

During their Game Developer's Conference Keynote, Google announced their new Stadia video game streaming service which can instantly access games through computers or almost any smart device available.

The massive data and development company is completely side-stepping the standard gaming console space by releasing their own powerful streaming service using their powerful data centers all around the world offering 4k resolution, 60 frames per second and low latency experiences.

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Mortal Kombat 11 is looking amazing, but there are a few major issues that need attention; Maximilian and SonicFox offer their stress test impressions

Those lucky enough to get into the Mortal Kombat 11 stress test have had a few days now with an early build of the game and thus the reactions and impressions are beginning to pour forth.

Today we have the impressions of both prominent streamer Maximilian and NetherRealm Studios fighting game champion Dominique "FOX|SonicFox" McLean to help give you an idea of how MK11 is shaping up thus far.

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