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Why are fighting games moving away from comeback mechanics?

Comeback mechanics have long been a dirty term for the fighting game community, but despite the general dislike and apathy for the systems, they've featured heavily in the genre for well over a decade.

That position seems to be changing with fighting game developers moving away from or toning down comeback mechanics now, but why is that?

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Ryu, Cammy and Akuma costumes are now available in Street Fighter X Fall Guys collaboration alongside a fun little trailer

If there's a big competition going around, you can almost be sure that Ryu and the world warriors are going to show up and prove they're the best, even if it has nothing to really do with a fighting game.

The previously data-mined Street Fighter X Fall Guys collaboration officially launched today, which adds Ryu, Cammy and Akuma to the battle royale as playable skins plus other items based around Capcom's top martial artists.

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Morrigan, Chun-Li, Catwoman, and Cammy — SOZOMAIKA's sexy femme fatale fighting game art belongs in a fashion magazine

Maika "SOZOMAIKA" Sozo is a digital artist that we've just learned about who we wish we had known about sooner. Her work doesn't just include fantastic depictions of some of fighting game's most popular female fighters, but her resume has official work for DC Comics, Riot Games, Image Comics, and Under Armour on it.

That's one hell of an introduction to live up to, but this artist's work absolutely does just that. Today we're looking at some of Sozo's art pieces featuring Street Fighter's Chun-Li and Cammy, Morrigan from Darkstalkers, and more.

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Pro Super Smash Bros. player Hungrybox shares Thanksgiving food tier list

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone who celebrates! We're thankful to be able to bring you the latest fighting game news day in and day out, and we here at EventHubs hope you all have a wonderful holiday!

Now, let us get to what might be the most controversial tier list we've ever posted on the website... To celebrate Thanksgiving, professional Super Smash Bros. player Liquid|Hungrybox has constructed a Thanksgiving food tier list that may start your family arguments a little earlier than expected.

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MultiVersus is no longer the most popular fighting game on PC, nor is it even #2

MultiVersus absolutely destroyed records when it released this Summer as the biggest fighting game launch on PC ever, but it's apparently failed to maintain that momentum and initial success in the following months.

Where Warner Bros.' platform fighter once eclipsed the rest of the genre's active players on Steam combined, MultiVersus has exponentially dropped in its user count to the point where it can't be even the definitive number two in terms of popularity.

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Complete Black Friday 2022 fighting game shopping guide

Update: Our Black Friday fighting game shopping guide has been updated to include the long list of deals available now in the Steam Autumn Sale.

The biggest shopping week of the year is now bearing down on us like a festive wild boar, bringing with it many of the best sales and deals you can find.

Considering there's too many stores and online retailers to keep track of, we've put together a complete Black Friday shopping guide for fighting game fans full of deep discounts and cheer.

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Power Rangers star Jason David Frank has passed away at 49

Well, it sadly turned out the internet rumors were indeed true.

Original Power Rangers star Jason David Frank has passed away at the age of 49 years old.

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Atari once set out to compete with Virtua Fighter and Tekken but instead created one of the worst fighting games ever

Just like Street Fighter 2's success inspired the creation of basically every 2D fighting game in the '90s, Virtua Fighter did much the same for 3D fighters — except most developers had an even harder time bringing the battles to an extra dimension.

Atari was one such company who attempted to directly compete with Virtua Fighter and Tekken, but considering their effort in Fight For Life just ended up on Matt McMuscles' "Worst Fighting Game" series, it didn't really work out for them in just about every regard.

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Meet Fukurashi, the creator of Super Smash Bros. Masahiro Sakurai's adorable cat

Masahiro Sakurai is a legendary game developer who is known best for accolades such as the creation of Kirby and being the driving force behind the creation of the Super Smash Bros. series. But did you know he also has a cute feline friend?

In one of the latest videos on his Masahiro Sakurai on Creating Games YouTube channel, Sakurai gave fans something they've been vehemently asking for. That's right, his latest showcase is one that introduces the world to Fukurashi, his adorable cat, and you definitely need to see it right now.

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BossLogic's incredible Mortal Kombat fan art featuring Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot, Smoke, and Kabal is unrivaled

BossLogic's artwork is fantastic. If you're unfamiliar, this digital artist's portfolio consists of outstanding pieces depicting the likes of Black Panther, Black Adam, UFC fighters, Spider-Man, Thor, and so many other popular characters across various media.

Naturally, our favorite here on the site is Boss' fighting game art, and some of his recently shared Mortal Kombat pieces still have us in awe. Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot, Kabal, and Smoke all look tremendous in these killer portraits.

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Tokido, Daigo, Fuudo and the rest of Street Fighter League Japan transform into One Piece characters with wild wanted posters

The iconic characters of Eiichiro Oda's One Piece are recognizable all around the world, but does that still apply if you turn them into Japan's best Street Fighter players?

Twitter user Cowe recently shared an amazing piece of art that transforms the Street Fighter League Pro-JP 2022 roster of competitors into One Piece characters with their own awesome wanted posters — including Rohto|Tokido, BST|Daigo, RB|Gachikun, BST|Fuudo, RB|Bonchan, Victrix|Momochi, FAV|Sako and so many more.

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Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pinhead considered for Mortal Kombat multiple times says Ed Boon, shares worst fan character request

Mortal Kombat series co-creator Ed Boon has been conducting a series of "ask me stuff" sessions in which he hops onto Twitter and allows followers to ask him questions that he makes sure to reply to. His latest AMA, which is the sixth one he's done, took place this past weekend, and during that window of time Boon fielded over 60 questions from fans.

Among the numerous queries for Mr. Boon, a handful of Twitter users asked about specific guest characters for NetherRealm Studios games and if they were ever considered. Of the names that popped up, both Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Pinhead from the Hellraiser movies were mentioned, and Boon even revealed who the worst guest character suggestion he's received over the years is.

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Sifu's nomination for best fighting game at The Game Awards raises questions about what's considered a fighting game now

There's little doubt at this point regarding the quality of Sifu. It's a legitimately great game that blends together many of the best aspects of fighting games and beat 'em ups, but does that make it a fighter?

This is the question currently hitting the gaming community once it was revealed this week that Sifu was nominated for the best fighting game at The Game Awards 2022, and thoughts on the matter are understandably all over the place to say the least.

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Spider-Man, Majin Buu, Minecraft Steve, Mario, Bulma, Darth Vader, and more seen wrestling in Animist's stop motion videos

We've seen plenty of great stop motion animations from Animist before. This individual seems to have a real talent when it comes to bringing figurines to life with his videos.

In a recent Tweet, Animist showcased a compilation of some of his clips that had a number of unique crossovers. As such, characters that us fighting game fans should be familiar with ended up performing a bunch of wrestling moves on one another.

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Create the arcade sticks of your wildest dreams and make them real in this new Steam program

The fighting game community holds something special above pretty much every other competitive genre out there, which is the near limitless art form of personalizing the hell out of arcade sticks / controllers — and it's now even easier and cooler to get creative.

Light It Up just launched on Steam this month as a program to allow users to craft the arcade sticks of their wildest dreams, help make them a reality, and / or using them as fancy stream overlays.

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Secret conversation references PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale in God of War Ragnarok

God of War Ragnarok was released just last week. The game is a lengthy single player experience that sees Kratos' journey through as he battles enemies such as Thor, the God of Thunder from Norse Mythology.

Kratos carries quite the history with him into this latest adventure. Under certain circumstances, a unique conversation between him and Mimir, the "Smartest Man Alive," can occur that directly references the inclusion of Kratos as a playable character in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, a platform brawler that originally released November 20, 2012.

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Three and a half ways fighting game characters carry players to victory

It's time to put our sensitive pants on as MC Mura discusses three (and a half) ways fighting game characters tend to carry, or give shortcuts to, players on their way to winning.

It's superfluous to point out that fighting games will never and should never be "totally fair" outside of having two players use the exact same character in any given game, but there are certainly situations where the disparities between roster options can make factors outside of execution and skill decide outcomes.

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