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More handshakes between Microsoft and Sony as plans for cloud-based collaboration are initiated

For many years in the world of gaming Sony and Microsoft have widely been on opposite sides of the arena, both offering very similar experiences to the same gamers but traditionally existing in a "never the twain shall meet" sort of atmosphere.

As video game technology has evolved the general landscape, more and more consumers have begun pleading for these two industry titans to form enough of a relationship to make cross-play between PlayStation and Xbox a reality. A huge step in that direction was taken on Thursday.

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Black Mirror season 5 trailer features glimpse at Street Fighter-like fight scene

A new season of the critically acclaimed Netflix series Black Mirror is on route and a trailer for the upcoming fifth season was released earlier this week. If you're unfamiliar, this science fiction show takes a close examination of modern technology and provides viewers a look into where things could go if society continues to advance — often times with a scenario that's more grim than anything.

In the new Black Mirror trailer, we get a glimpse at the three new stories that are inbound, and one of them appears to feature a fighting game scenario that seems to be akin to Street Fighter.

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This Tekken 7 PC mod transforms The Walking Dead's Negan into Star Wars' Darth Vader

Alright, this is just flat out awesome. Someone created a PC mod in Tekken 7 that turns DLC fighter The Walking Dead's Negan into Darth Vader. Worlds are colliding in the best possible way.

With this transformation, Negan's trusty barbwired baseball bat Lucille becomes the trademark red lightsaber of the Sith, and Vader even comes equipped with his own voice clips!

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Street Fighter, Mega Man, and more join the Sega Genesis Mini games library

Much like the NES Classic, Super Nintendo Classic, and PlayStation Classic, Sega is releasing their own retro bundle console using their most famous system. The Sega Genesis Mini aims to bring 40 classic games from the platform back and package them all into one place for the ultimate nostalgia trip.

So far, the full line up of games has not yet been revealed for the mini console, however, today Sega did unveil 10 more titles set to be included in the Sega Genesis Mini.

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Two for $99.99 game vouchers now available for paid Nintendo Switch Online members

Earlier today, the Nintendo Direct for Super Mario Maker 2 aired which explained a lot of information about the upcoming title. Although there wasn't any news for fighting game enthusiasts, Nintendo did bring mention to a deal that might be interesting.

It was revealed that paid Nintendo Switch Online members can take advantage of a special offer. Two games can be purchased for the price of $99.99.

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The Nintendo Switch has already surpassed the PlayStation 4's lifetime sales in Japan

Famitsu has reported that the Nintendo Switch's sales so far in Japan have exceeded the PlayStation 4's lifetime sales in the country. It seems that Nintendo's latest console continues to be a massive hit.

Notably, the Nintendo Switch was able to overtake Sony's console in just 114 weeks on the market. This is especially impressive considering that the PlayStation 4 was present in the market for 272 weeks.

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NuckleDu wants to personally sponsor 3 players to go to EVO 2019

Du "FOX|NuckleDu" Dang has found great success in the professional world of Street Fighter 5 after winning the first Capcom Cup for the game in 2016, but he has not forgotten his roots and ties to the community at large.

In 2018, NuckleDu sponsored a few lucky / talented players to go to EVO last year on his dime, and now Du is stepping up to provide assistance for players hopeful to make it to EVO 2019 but lack the means to go otherwise.

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Write about Super Smash Bros. and other fighting games for a living by joining the EventHubs team

We’re currently looking for a full-time 40 hour per week reporter to join our tight knit team.

This employment opportunity will involve writing stories, managing the EventHubs front page and communicating regularly with the fighting game community.

Application for this position opens today, April 30, 2019 and closes in three weeks, on May 21st at 11:59 p.m. PST.

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Nintendo Direct stream coming May 15 focused around Super Mario Maker 2

We're less than a month away from E3, but it appears as though some video game companies want to start things early with reveal streams before we even get to the big event in June.

Nintendo announced today that they'll be holding a Nintendo Direct stream focused around the previously revealed Super Mario Maker 2 on May 15 at 3 p.m. PDT / 6 p.m. EDT.

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Why button mashing doesn't work in fighting games; Core-A Gaming takes us back to basics

It's been over five months since we last got anything from Gerald Lee and Core-A Gaming but they're now back with another thoughtful video, this time focused on why a button mashing approach doesn't get you very far in much anything, especially fighting games.

When a player forgoes acknowledging the many different phases of a round in favor of simple button mashing, they wind up rapidly minimizing the effectiveness of fundamental concepts such as footsies, frame traps, and okizeme.

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Nintendo's E3 plans include a Direct stream, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate World Championship and more

The Electronic Entertainment Expo for 2019 will be kicking off one month from now where almost all of the big name publishers an developers will be in attendance — sans Sony — to show off their newest titles and content expected to launch in the near-ish future.

Nintendo announced their E3 plans today that will actually begin before the expo itself officially kicks off with world championship tournaments for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Splatoon 2. It wouldn't be E3 without new game announcements from the company behind Mario, Zelda and Smash, however.

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'I can't do this anymore' - BornFree is heavily considering ending his fighting game content creation, but not after one last big hurrah

It was late 2015 when I first recall seeing a video about how Oro might wind up in Street Fighter 5 based on a fairly far fetched theory involving Kid Robot figurines. Though not necessarily totally convinced, I found myself both intrigued and impressed by the pleasant presentation and "around corners" kind of thinking I saw from Mark "BornFree" Sheridan.

Since then Born has come forward with some great live streams, highly entertaining FGC skits, and a reputation for being perhaps the best player interviewer in the community, scoring some pretty amazing discussions with the likes of Rohto|Tokido, RB|Bonchan, and probably a hundred other major figures from all corners of the FGC. That all might be ending.

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Mortal Kombat 11 by far the most popular title at Combo Breaker, 13 games boast over 100 entrants

Rick "The Hadou" Thiher and his top notch team have grown yearly fighting game major Combo Breaker from one of Chicago's most looked forward to events to one of the fighting game community's favorite times of year.

Seemingly outdoing itself with every new run, CB is back in 2019 with no less than 23 games for competitors from all over the world to test their skills in. Late registration has officially closed and so the official Combo Breaker Twitter has posted final reg numbers for all titles. Let's take a closer look at said numbers and see what we find.

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Capcom reaches record high profits thanks to Resident Evil 2, Devil May Cry 5 and Monster Hunter, redoubling their eSports efforts for Street Fighter

Capcom had a meteoric hit on their hands in 2018 with Monster Hunter World, which quickly became the company's best-selling title ever, so it's not too surprising to learn that it would become a record-breaking year as a whole for the makers of Street Fighter.

The video game publisher / developer released their financial report for the fiscal year that ended March 31, 2019 where Capcom managed to bring in over 100 billion yen in net sales — $904 million USD — thanks in large part to the aforementioned Monster Hunter plus strong launches of Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry 5.

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Sony returns with another 'State of Play' presentation to show off new title, make announcements on May 9

As we draw nearer to E3 time, video game fans around the globe grow increasingly anxious to see what their favorite companies and developers have in store for the near future and beyond.

Sony recently announced their departure from the E3 main stage, putting into play a new platform for them to make announcements, reveals, and provide fans with the latest details about their games. This platform is called the "State of Play" broadcast, and we'll be seeing a new installment on May 9.

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Need to brush up on your tasteful trash talk in online games? Microsoft's new community guidelines provide examples on how to cleanly diss opponents

The online fighting game ecosystems often lead to intense matches and heightened emotions, both positive and negative, which can get us so amped up or frustrated that we feel the need to tell the opposition exactly how we felt about their play.

Microsoft recently updated their Community Standards page where they outlined new guidelines that players on Xbox should try to keep their conduct within for online interactions, messages, cheating, clubs and more. They also give some examples as to what sorts of trash talk the company finds as acceptable banter and what crosses the line into being harmful, toxic or harassment.

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NetherRealm Studios responds to allegations of toxic environment and crunch time conditions from workers involved with Mortal Kombat and Injustice

Recent reports of toxic work conditions at NetherRealm Studios — the company behind major fighting titles like the Mortal Kombat series and Injustice — surfaced online as former employees and contractors shared experiences on social media.

Inappropriate behavior, mandatory crunch periods (extreme overtime), and low pay were among the issues cited, and these are recurring problems that the gaming industry has been seeing and hearing more about through the years.

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