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Poll results: Who has the best beard in fighting games?

Updated: Our poll has closed and results have been added to the story. Be sure to check out who our readers voted for best beard after the jump.

Earlier: Beards. Ladies love them, guys like to do funky stuff with them, and they've been a sign of strength, wisdom and growing up among the fictional martial artists we've been following for decades.

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Evo fighting game Steam sale offers markdowns for Guilty Gear Strive, Street Fighter 5, Dragon Ball FighterZ, and even Granblue Fantasy: Versus

With Evo 2021 raging on and online this year, Steam has decided to put on a big fighting game sale to celebrate.

No fewer than eleven different fighting game titles have been marked down for PC players, and the discounts range from 20-85% off. Read on to see if you can get one of those games you've been on the fence for cheap right now.

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EVO 2021 Side Tournaments results

Update: This story has been updated with final results for all games, namely Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Soul Calibur 6, Them's Fightin' Herds, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle, Granblue Fantasy Versus, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[cl-r] and Dragon Ball FighterZ.

The next installment of pre-EVO events are upon us, and it's the official lineup of side tournaments that are happening for the next few weeks in leadup to the main event in August.

A wide variety of fighting games are having qualifiers played in several regions, after which there will be regional finals held for each title in their respective regions.

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Granblue Fantasy: Versus gets a rare discount in PlayStation's Summer Sale alongside other great fighting game deals

Granblue Fantasy: Versus is personally one of my favorite fighting games of this generation, but one issue with the title is it almost never goes on sale.

PlayStation's Summer Sale is now underway, which is indeed offering up nice discounts for GBVS and more great fighting games โ€” plus some of their DLC.

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Steam Deck reportedly cannot run some of the most popular games on PC, but what of the fighting game selection?

Valve decided to jump into the realm of handheld gaming last week with the announcement of the Nintendo Switch-like Steam Deck though there's many questions floating around currently about what we'll actually be able to play on the device upon release.

According to ProtonDB via PC Gamer, many of the most popular games on Steam would not be compatible with the Steam Deck right now including the likes of Destiny 2, Apex Legends and Rainbow Six Siege, but what does that mean for the fighting game selection on the new hybrid system.

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Arc System Works actively considering implementing rollback netcode into older titles like with GGXXACPR

The update that gave Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R rollback netcode ended up being a big hit with fans before the release of Guilty Gear Strive. Fans have been wondering ever since if Arc System Works would be willing to give this type of treatment to some of their other older games.

Guilty Gear Producer Takeshi Yamanaka and Guilty Gear Strive project director Akira Katano recently spoke about this possibility in an exclusive interview with Communidad Arc System Works.

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Ronin Rumble Cup results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be the host to something quite special, namely an offline edition of the typically online Ronin Rumble event.

Notable players attending include CJ Truth, MuteAce, Argenrost, SAK|RushdownV2, EpicGabriel, DATA|HimeCut, Crescent|NovaSpec, Ronan Healy, DeeAncer, SenpaiSpyder and many more.

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Steam's Summer Sale offers some of the steepest fighting game discounts we've ever seen

Summer is here once again, and while that means a lot of the people will be hitting the beach for some fun in the sun, all of us here know that it means some of the best video game deals are on the way.

The largest of which being Steam's Summer Sale is now live and features some of the steepest discounts for fighting games we've ever seen โ€” including more recent releases like Dragon Ball FighterZ's FighterZ Pass 3.

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CEO 2021 wildly reaching its attendee cap in mere hours proves the FGC is hungry and ready to return to offline events

The global COVID-19 pandemic essentially wiped out all offline fighting game tournaments (and pretty much every other in-person get-together) for over a year now, which had many wondering if players would be hesitant to return to events after the world got turned on its head. We apparently had no reason to worry, however.

Community Effort Orlando 2021 launched its registration for the planned tournament in December yesterday, and the floodgates were immediately blown off with a level of support that we haven't seen in a long time, and certainly put smiles on our faces.

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CEO 2021 10-game lineup revealed with new trailer welcoming the FGC back into the ring, registration now open

After over a year now with no traditional major fighting game tournaments, one of the best events in the FGC is back to throw its hat in the ring for a big return.

Community Effort Orlando 2021 was previously confirmed to going down before the end of the year, and now the full 10-game lineup and registration information for CEO's grand re-entrance has been revealed alongside a new trailer.

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Steam and PS4's Golden Week sales offer up the best chance yet to jump into Tekken 7, Dragon Ball FighterZ and more at a cheap price

Fighting games have gotten quite expensive to keep up with this past generation with just about every title putting out multiple seasons of DLC, so sales like those going on now are a blessing when they roll around.

PlayStation and Steam are both currently holding their respective Golden Week Sales to celebrate Japanese-made titles, which of course includes a ton of fighters and their DLC.

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BlazBlue community rallies together with #CombosForRollback campaign to get their games better online play while showing off stylish execution

The current landscape of the fighting game community that's made offline events almost impossible for the last year has forced players to rely on online play more than ever before, but what if your favorite game doesn't have good netcode?

BlazBlue's community recently decided to take matters into their own hands and banded together to start the #CombosForRollback and #BBCFRollback campaigns on social media in attempts to gain the attention of Arc System Works and the wider FGC while showcasing some sick combos along the way.

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Katsuhiro Harada wants to create an EVO-like mega fighting game tournament with other publishers like Capcom and SNK once offline events become safe

The fighting game community essentially lost one of its largest pillars with the onset of the coronavirus pandemic last year in offline majors and in-person events, which has put a strain on both the players and creators of the games.

Developers of the biggest titles around made that point quite clear during the second Japan Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable where Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada put forth the idea of Bandai Namco, Capcom, Arc System Works, SNK and others teaming up to create their own mega fighting game tournament or even fighting game title, which was well-received by those in attendance.

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What fighting game would you return to if it had good rollback netcode?

The push by the fighting game community to bring rollback netcode to the forefront of the attention of developers took years to reach where we are now with widespread adoption and acceptance, but that also leaves many titles potentially forever stuck in a place with sub-optimal netplay โ€” even some of the most beloved titles around.

With Arc System Works now looking into bringing upgraded online to its older titles and SNK attempting to make their own for The King of Fighters 15, there's been a wider discussion brewing within the FGC as to what game's players would like to return to if they had rollback netcode now.

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Arc System Works exploring options to add rollback netcode in previous fighting games after positive feedback for Guilty Gear Strive and Accent Core

After years of requests from fans around the world, Arc System Works finally began to use rollback netcode in their fighting games with Guilty Gear Strive and Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R though it sounds as though they are not stopping there.

During the New Game+ Expo event this week, Strive Director Akira Katano revealed that ArcSys is currently in the process of looking at their back catalog of fighting games to see if they can update them with rollback as well.

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Frosty Faustings XIII results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend sees the long-standing Frosty Faustings back for another round, although this year will be an online event given the current ongoings in the world.

Players set to compete include EG|SonicFox, Disrupt|Shadow20z, RayRay, FF|ElvenShadow, Proton|Coach Steve, Dekillsage, Disrupt|Joonya20z, KBNova, BlackSnake, Knights|2eZ, Foo, Flocker, Fiestament, SkeletalMinion, Honnou, Marvelo, Mundank, Joey D, ShinBlade and many more.

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From impossible combos to massive pop offs, trolling and confusion, 2020 was full of amazing and hilarious moments in fighting games

This year will certainly go down in the history books as one of the worst for a long list of sucky reasons, but there was still plenty of enjoyment to be had if you knew where to look.

Now, all of those great times from the realm of fighting games have been compiled into one place, as LiangHuBBB recently released their latest Funny and Cool Moments video showcasing the best of the FGC in 2020 from perfect combos to weird interactions / reactions.

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