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What are the best and most impactful fighting games to release this decade?

December is upon us which means that there's only one month left in this entire decade that's been the biggest and most important eras in fighting game history. Today, the genre feels larger than ever before following the mostly quiet times of the 2000's before Street Fighter 4's release.

There's been so many fighting games that have come out in the last 10 years that many fans probably either forgot about or thought came out more than 10 years ago, so we've put together a giant poll to ask everyone what they think were the absolute best of the best and most impactful — from (Super) Street Fighter 4 all the way to Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown.

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BlazBlue series producer would welcome the chance to work with the Marvel or D.C. intellectual properties

According to Gearnuke, BlazBlue series producer, Toshimichi Mori, is apparently a big fan of the Marvel and D.C. universes. So much so that he would welcome an opportunity to work with either intellectual property.

Gearnuke had the opportunity to ask him some questions during Arc REVO America 2019. This had him talking about which intellectual properties he would be interested in working with.

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NEC 20 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

NEC 20 is happening this weekend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Players attending this event include FOX|SonicFox, BC|Dragon, EG|NYChrisG, CGL|Ninjakilla212, UYU|Deoxys, PG|Hayatei, UYU|Rewind, BDG|BlueGod, Linkorz, DF|Saiyne, Oplon|Skyll, END|Shine, Noble|Semiij, FightingGM, Noble|Kombat, RG|Kevoxreborn, Woahhzz, FSD|Rikuto, GeTV|Sandman, JJJ, ShinLad, Incendiate, DF|Grr, UGS|BBoy Dragon, BC|HoneyBee, Noble|SylverRye, Coach Steve, 1L2P|Burrito Voorhees, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EMP|Hiro, DTownsKing, TCOL|SourPiggy, Illusion|SplashFGC, FSD|Matt Ponton, AXL|Boom, RamonTSF, EMP|KDZ, Princess Slim, JayGeorgeM20z, FredDistance20z, BDG|Teiga, UGS|LordXav1er and many more.

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 is now available

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 / Special Edition was announced just a few months ago back at EVO 2019, but now players can get their hands on a ton of new content for the crossover fighting game.

BBTAG's massive expansion is now live bringing nine new fighters into the mix, balance changes for the whole roster, a user interface refresh and new mechanics to dig into.

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BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 full patch notes

The time is finally almost arrived for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle to receive it's biggest update yet with the launch of Version 2.0 / Special Edition later this week on Thursday, November 21.

Arc System Works has now released the giant list of patch notes for BBTAG Ver. 2.0 online for players ahead of its release which you can check out below.

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ARCREVO America 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

ARCREVO America 2019 is taking place this weekend and it will be happening in Irvine, California, U.S.A.

Players who are already qualified for their respective finals are Omito, CO|Fenrich, Teresa, Samitto, GRPT|DoraBang, Crescent|Shinku, SSNO|KojiKOG, Daru, PG|MarlinPie, Illusion|LostSoul, Yutta, Nezu, PG|SKD, LG|Monster, AN|KizzieKay, WP|Souji, KYONOentremete, Tomorelo, YMST, Elyon, DLZ, Betadood, Gouda, Kyamei, Chachacha, CATPION|Deb, SPB|Noble, Aguro, Hukkuu, Makkii, Masa, Kogatan, BlackAce, Bace, TempestRomeo, VDV|KingRasta, WIZ|SacredAzure, Takehara, 1UP|PepperySplash, NGI|DBlanks, Pizamayo, Domi, YG|Kubo, GGVN|Puppy, gwak.fr|Shenzo, KidViper, Roy, DC, Rozu, EX, Flick, Whiyan, Yuki and SkyWong, and there'll be a ton of players who are trying to grab those open qualifier spots as well.

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ARCREVO America 2019 character usage statistics for Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and BlazBlue: Central Fiction

Finals day is currently going down over at ARCREVO America 2019 wrapping up a long year of competition in Arc System Works' biggest fighting games currently on the market.

Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and BlazBlue: Central Fiction are all having their top 8's today, so we've gone ahead and put together character usage statistics for the top 32 players of each of the three titles with some really nice diversity.

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Celica A Mercury and Susano'o are the final two characters to have trailers released for BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

In less than two weeks now, Version 2.0 of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle will be made available. Neo Politan, Yumi, Akatsuki, Blitztank, Celica A Mercury, Elizabeth, Tohru Adachi, Hilda and Susano'o will be added to the game as new characters.

Since their reveals, brief breakdowns for each of these nine characters have been released by Arc System Works. Trailers for the final two characters, Celica A Mercury and Susano'o, are now available.

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Sindel, Terry, Broly, and more; here's the major DLC fighting game content we expect to see in November

Just about every modern fighting game under the sun is producing additional DLC content to keep fans on their toes these days, and it seems November is shaping up to be jam-packed with new releases across a number of different titles.

If you play Mortal Kombat 11, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle, Samurai Shodown, or Street Fighter 5, the developers for your title of choice are making sure you'll have something fresh to do once you've finished Thanksgiving dinner.

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Canada Cup 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Canada Cup 2019 is happening this weekend in Calgary, Canada.

Some of the notable players competing include Rohto|Tokido, FOX|MkLeo, UYU|OilKing, Mago, Justin Wong, RZR|Xian, RB|Luffy, NuckleDu, CYG|Daigo, Liquid|Nemo, Liquid|John Takeuchi, CO|Dogura, UYU|JB, FAV|Sako, AZ|Kichipa-mu, EG|NYChrisG, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, Rise|Smug, LordJimmyBones, RRQ|Moke, HLC|S2J, CYG|GamerBee, FD|Haitani, FAV|Ryuusei, W2W|Bladewise, SB|DR Mandrake, ASM|MisterCrimson, TD|DualKevin, END|Shine, Tempo|Alex Myers, Terrence, CYG|PR Balrog and many more.

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The Persona gang returns: Here's the character introduction trailers for Elizabeth and Adachi in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's big Version 2.0 / Special Edition update is now just a few short weeks away from dropping, and we've still got some characters we need to see in action.

Arc System Works has now released two more character introduction trailers for a couple of the remaining cast members from Persona 4 Arena in the Velvet Room attendant Elizabeth and disgraced detective Tohru Adachi.

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First Attack 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

First Attack 2019 is happening this weekend, and it's taking place in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Some of the notable players set to compete are REC|Punk, CYG|Fuudo, UYU|OilKing, RZR|Xian, CYG|Daigo, ASM|Wawa, NuckleDu, EG|NYChrisG, SB|801 Strider, iDom, VGIA|Shanks, AZ|Kichipa-mu, UYU|JB, Rise|Smug, RB|Luffy, Bandits|MenaRD, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, FOX|Dekillsage, BC|ApologyMan, RRQ|Moke, CYG|GamerBee, BC|Tachikawa, SB|DR Mandrake, Zenith, ASM|MisterCrimson, RES|Pikoro, Umbrella|Dark, END|Shine, SB|DoomSnake, W2W|KnowKami, EF|ElTigre, Keoma, Supernoon, Flux, F3|Lilo, WGH|EnergieMarduk, MGR|NovaMage, EG|Ricki Ortiz, though there are of course many more as well.

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Here's Hilda's character trailer and move showcase for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Last month we learned about five new characters who would be making their way into BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle as DLC, and Arc System Works has released the newest trailer for one of those five: Hilda.

Hilda hails from Under Night In-Birth and was one of the original boss characters in the series' first arcade title. She's evil and has the power to manipulate both light and darkness, so good luck trying to take her on.

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East Coast Throwdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

East Coast Throwdown 2019 is one of the bigger events happening this weekend, and it's taking place Stamford, Connecticut.

Notable players are many, given the wealth of games being played, but here's a list of just some of the big names attending this event: FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, NuckleDu, BC|Dragon, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, iDom, EG|NYChrisG, AF|DizzyTT, Bandits|MenaRD, PG|Hayatei, PG|MarlinPie, JWong|LostSoul, UYU|Deoxys, UYU|Rewind, AXL|XCaliburBladez, CGL|VideoGamezYo, Mixbox|Qudans, DualKevin, COMP|Siologica, CGL|Tweedy, END|Shine, UGS|Blackmoonrisingx, END|Scar, FightingGM, Noble|Semiij, COMP|TeruRock, ElChakotay, BDG|DidimoKOF, CGL|NinjaKilla212, Terrence, EQNX|Brian_F, LordJimmyBones, Flux, RG|Kevoxreborn, Tempo|Alex Myers, Coach Steve, BC|LordKnight, NerdJosh, RBL|SperoGin, RenoFace, TCOL|Komanda, Noble|Kombat, EXL|Blackberry, FSD|Rikuto, BloodHawk, Radiance|Commander Jesse, LOK|Nivek, UGS|BBoyDragon, GOD|KillerXinok, Crescent|RobTV, BDG|Romance, DF|Grr, RG|DJT, BC|HoneyBee, CrazySteady, TxC|ElRosa and TxC|MarcoPolo.

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Armor, lasers and gigantic memes for days: Blitztank receives its overview breakdown trailer for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

Blitztank will probably go down in history as one of the most unique and goofiest fighting game characters of all time considering it's a tank with a skull on top and glowing red eyes that still manages to fight people despite the fact it has no arms or legs.

Arc System Works has now released the character breakdown trailer for Blitztank in BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle showcasing just how crazy its super armor and firepower can get in matches against actual "normal" fighters.

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Honest, easy to use, and even has a parry system — Akatsuki breakdown video for BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0

Yumi, Neo Politan, Akatsuki, Blitztank, Celica A Mercury, Elizabeth, Tohru Adachi, Hilda, and Susanoo will be joining the roster of BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle Version 2.0 on November 21, 2019.

To tide fans over until they are ready for release, Arc System Works has been steadily releasing character breakdown trailers to showcase their abilities. Most recently, Akatsuki's video has surfaced.

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You don't want to stand under her umbrella - Neo Politan from RWBY's attacks and abilities showcased in new BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle overview video

Update: Arc System Works has released the English version breakdown for Neo Politan which you can check out after the jump.

BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle's huge Version 2.0 upgrade is still over a month away, but information about the new fighters and mechanics are steadily coming out thanks to Arc System Works releasing new videos and allowing the game to be showcased at some events.

ArcSys recently posted a new video to their YouTube page showing off just what the fighting game newcomer in Neo Politan from RWBY can do with her umbrella in BBTAG.

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