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NBA Finals teaser is a call back to Marvel vs. Capcom 2's character select screen

Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was released over 20 years ago, but its impact on the culture is something that's still felt even outside of the fighting game community. ESPN recently put together a graphic which shows the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers in a similar style to the iconic Capcom fighting game, which pitted some of the video game company's biggest stars against some of Marvel's catalogue of comic book heroes and villains.

A total of 56 characters made their way into Marvel vs. Capcom 2, although some of them were (re)invented just for this entry in the franchise, without previous appearances in Marvel or Capcom franchises.

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Sony's Big in Japan Sale on PS4 features great fighting game deals including SF5: Champion Edition's Upgrade Kit and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection

There are so many great fighting games this generation to choose from that it becomes hard to decide which ones to pick up and put time into, but digital sales make it pretty easy to add to our collections and backlogs.

Sony is currently running their Big in Japan Sale for the PlayStation 4 which unsurprisingly includes a lot of good fighting game deals for players looking to pick up newer titles or get back to classics.

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Video gaming is rapidly coming upon crossroads of major change, how might it impact the fighting game community?

To say the gaming community is on the precipice of major change will likely yield a resounding "yeah, duh..." from most as we prepare for the next generation of consoles to begin in about two months' time, but things like better graphics, bigger games, and faster speeds may be next to negligible when compared to other avenues of change.

Catalyst and I dig in a little deeper to examine what Microsoft's "Netflix of gaming" endeavor will likely mean for gaming in general. One interesting point that naturally arises: what's going to happen with DLC practices once people are investing less time into single titles as entire libraries of games are open to them?

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There's a pretty good chance the PlayStation 5 will be able to play your favorite titles from older PlayStation consoles

Big news in the next gen console wars saga came from Sony's corner yesterday when they revealed the PlayStation 5's pricing and release date, and some follow up comments from Sony President and CEO, Jim Ryan, bode well for those hoping to play legacy titles on the new system.

Forking over four or six hundred dollars (depending on which version of the PlayStation 5 you're interested in) is an investment, and so many potential players have been intrigued to hear what the PS5's backwards compatibility specifications are. Ryan opened up a bit about this during a talk with The Washington Post.

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Capcom vs. Tezuka unfortunately isn't a fighting game but it does have old-school Versus-style art for Leon, Dr. Wily, Astro Boy and more from Bengus

Osamu Tezuka is often referred to as the father of manga and anime in Japan for creating icons like Astro Boy, and soon his life's works will be crossing over with Capcom though it unfortunately won't be in fighting game form.

The Osamu Tezuka Memorial Hall announced they will soon be holding a special exhibit called Capcom vs. Osamu Tezuka Characters, and they did so by releasing an old-school Versus-styled poster of both company's stars from Bengus himself.

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Masahiro Sakurai is staying active with exercise routines using games like Ring Fit Adventure and Jump Rope Challenge

The 612th Sakurai Column (as written by Masahiro Sakurai) was released earlier today. PushDustIn and Robert Sephazon have provided a synopsis on the translations of the column.

While it might be unfortunate that we haven't had any news regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC since Min Min's release back in June, the latest column has Masahiro Sakurai focusing on the topic of staying active during this period of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

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PlayStation 5 releasing November 12 in some areas and a week later for the rest of the world, pricing information revealed

It's been revealed that the PlayStation 5 will be releasing on November 12 for the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South America.

All other areas will get access to the PlayStation 5 on November 19, a week later.

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PlayStation 5 Showcase live stream scheduled for 1 pm PT

After Microsoft took their turn last week to reveal their next generation console prices and release date, it's time for Sony to finally do the same — hopefully.

The new PlayStation 5 Showcase digital event is scheduled to begin today at 1 p.m. PT where they plan to show upcoming games and probably more information about the big system's launch.

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Sony's new PlayStation 5 Showcase is coming next week and maybe we'll see a next gen fighting game

Microsoft had a busy week with the company revealing the Xbox Series S in its entirety plus the price and release date for both the digital console and the flagship Series X over the past few days.

Now the world may know when Sony will fire back their own tags and launches for the PlayStation 5 considering they just announced a showcase event taking place next Wednesday, September 16.

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Xbox Series X price and release date revealed by Microsoft

Yesterday Microsoft fully unveiled their long-rumored Xbox Series S console, and now they've done the same for their upcoming flagship next generation system.

The Xbox Series X will launch on the same date as the Series S on November 10, 2020 with a price that was also previously rumored online.

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Limited custom Gold Sony PlayStation 5 will be available to pre-order this week if you have about $10,000 lying around...

As of right now, we don't have the specifics on the price tag for the Sony PlayStation 5 that's scheduled to be launched in holiday 2020. However, Truly Exquisite have announced that a limited number of custom PlayStation 5 will be available for pre-order on September 10, this Thursday.

This gold plated PlayStation 5 also has a price tag already. If you're interested in this, then you'll have to shell out the equivalent of $10,000 for that shiny, golden look on the PlayStation 5.

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Update: Xbox Series S price, design and release date revealed by Microsoft

Update: Microsoft has now officially released the Xbox Series S reveal trailer which confirms the previously reported features and price point along with the November 10, 2020 release date. Original story follows along with the new trailer.

The launch of the next console generation is only about two months away at this point, and it seems as though we're finally getting to learn more about what to expect from the upcoming systems.

Following a trailer leak online, Microsoft came out to confirm the price, design, some specifications and more about the Xbox Series S which will be a cheaper / more affordable console compared to the flagship Xbox Series X.

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Explosive combos, funny glitches, a moment of hubris that backfires, and more — LiangHuBBB's Funny & Cool Moments episode 116

LiangHuBBB's Funny & Cool Moments series is known for... well, its funny and cool fighting game moments that were recorded (with the occasional game from a beat 'em up).

The most recent upload for the series is episode 116. More than likely, there will be at least a few clips in the video that will bring a smile to your face.

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Is Street Fighter 5's latest character the standard we should see for future DLC releases? Is Dragon Ball FighterZ's new rage quit penalty too harsh?

We've seen more and more discussion in recent times revolving around Street Fighter 5's 40th character, Seth. This DLC fighter is the latest to join the roster, but seems to be garnering attention and encouraging exploration in a way most other post launch additions have not.

We ask and proceed to discuss particulars regarding whether or not Seth serves as a stellar example of what fighting game DLC characters should accomplish, especially in terms of character strength.

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Someone turned Overwatch into a Super Smash Bros. meets Marvel vs. Capcom style fighting game

You don't have to look too hard to find avatars from Blizzard's Overwatch first person shooter make guest appearances in other avenues of pop gaming culture, but one fan has taken things to the next level when it comes to the fighting game genre by creating a two-dimensional fighting game mode via the game's custom Workshop mode.

Qtpiheart has already laid the groundwork for something of a Super Smash Bros. meets Overwatch modification as Doomfist, along with a handful of assist characters, take their FPS abilities into the fighting arena.

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Brand new technology that will reduce input delay in fighting games announced by NVIDIA today

NVIDIA has announced details about the new NVIDIA Reflex. Fans of competitive games will certainly be interested in what this could mean for the future.

Although the explanations for the NVIDIA Reflex mostly center around first person shooters and MOBAs, it's very likely that this could have an impact on future fighting games. In the past, games like Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 were released with input lag that ranged between 6-8 frames. Needless to say, there was quite a demand from gamers for years to have this input delay reduced.

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Norm Spencer, the voice for X-Men's Cyclops, has passed away

It was revealed earlier today that Norm Spencer, the voice behind X-Men's Cyclops in various media, has passed away. Cal Dodd, Wolverine's voice actor, ended up paying tribute to his long-time friend over Twitter.

"Lost my dear friend and cohort, Norm Spencer," said Dodd. "What a sad day. Norm was the voice of Cyclops on X-Men: The Animated Series. He was a genuine character and sweetheart. I will miss you Cyc. Sorry about the 'convertible,' Bub. See ya later, my friend."

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