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Reggie Fils-Aime retiring today as Nintendo of America's president, verified Twitter account created

In case you were hoping that Reggie Fils-Aime's retirement announcement was just a bad dream, it's happening today. After today, Doug Bowser will be the president of Nintendo of America.

Ironically enough, Reggie never created a Twitter account throughout his entire time as Nintendo of America's president. One can imagine that he was kept very busy running the company. He finally went ahead and introduced his new account on Twitter.

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Capcom shares teaser for upcoming announcement — Street Fighter, Darkstalkers, Alien vs. Predator shown

Capcom released a short teaser video saying "Here comes a new challenger" over on the official Street Fighter Facebook page. You can check it out here.

According to the tease, an announcement is being made tomorrow to reveal what this mysterious video is referencing. In the trailer, we see small glimpses of past Capcom games, including the Street Fighter 2 series, Darkstalkers, Alien vs. Predator, and more.

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Here's the new Star Wars Episode 9 teaser trailer, how cool would it be to see a good fighting game released?

Lucas Films just dropped a new teaser trailer for Star Wars Episode 9. Subtitled "The Rise of Skywalker," fans have been given a solid look at what the final movie in the modern trilogy will entail.

Star Wars Episode 9 is easily one of the most highly anticipated films of the year, and our love for the series can't help but make us wonder if it's about time we finally saw a legitimate Star Wars fighting game enter the fray. Considering the landscape right now, it might actually be the perfect time for one — here's why.

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Sony files patents for VR technology that allows players to experience being at eSports events from the comfort of their homes

Sony is aiming to take their VR technology to the next level, and several patents filed by the company over the last two years show a delve into the world of eSports. Based on the patents filed here, Sony aims to create a viewing experience for fans using VR that would allow them to feel like they're in the crowd at their favorite eSports events, but from the comfort of their own home.

If the company brings these patents to fruition, we could be looking at a future where fans can virtually spectate major fighting game events like Capcom Cup and EVO without needing to travel.

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Not only does artist Jet share his amazing work, he shows us exactly how he does it with video tutorials

While I'll surely just be sticking to the medium words for creative expression, those of you who lean more towards the canvas will certainly appreciate the work of NorCal-based artist Jet.

Jet has created a fairly vast catalogue of beautiful art pieces, a good handful of which feature fighting game characters — the majority of which are ladies. As if that weren't enough, Jet also shows us his process via The JettyJet Show.

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The Las Vegas fighting game community is kicking off an all new content production venture as Team COS Las Vegas FGC is officially up and running

The local fighting game scene in Las Vegas is stepping up to a whole new level as they have launched the all new Team COS Las Vegas FGC.

Renato "DidomoKOF" Martins, Luis "Turbopascal" Vidal, Edmundo "EXFalcon" Carreon and Ramon "Romance" Navarrete are leading the charge as they conduct interviews, plays sets with, and organizes exhibitions between players within the Vegas scene as well as any renowned travelers that venture into the area.

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Ryu Hayabusa performs a touch-of-death, Yoshimitsu awkwardly avoids everything, and Blanka's time stop is still hilarious — Funny and Cool Moments

LiangHuBBB has returned with yet another video in his "Funny and Cool Moments" series. This is the first video in the series for 2019 and highlights a number of events that have occurred in the last three months.

Although Mortal Kombat 11 won't be released until April 23, 2019, the beta gave us an opportunity to really get a feel for the game. As a result, there are moments for Mortal Kombat 11 and the recently released Dead or Alive 6 encapsulated within the video.

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'We would love to make like a Marvel fighting game or a Marvel vs. D.C.' — Mortal Kombat creator Ed Boon talked with Marvel about making a fighter

Marvel heroes and villains duking it out in fighting games isn't exactly a new concept. We've typically seen Capcom implement Marvel's characters in their "Marvel vs. Capcom" series.

Much to the disappointment of fans, there's never been an attempt at a "Marvel vs. D.C. Universe" type of fighting game. Still, Ed Boon's recent comments during Game Informer's 166 Rapid-Fire Questions session were certainly very interesting.

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'There's been a big Capcom fighting game released every couple of years...' — Maximilian discusses what could be looming in 2019 for Capcom fighters

After Kage was announced and released as Season 4's first — and currently only — DLC, Capcom has been noticeably silent about future content that doesn't relate to stages or costumes. Strangely, Capcom has no plans to offer a season pass for 2019.

Back in 2016, it was indicated by Capcom that they plan to support Street Fighter 5 until 2020. Still, statements from Capcom's UK community manager does leave room for hope and speculation, but we still don't know what's going on when it comes to Capcom's fighting games. Maximilian recently uploaded a video that discusses this subject.

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An interesting perspective on the evolution of tier lists, fictitious play, and a case for why mid tier characters are more useful than you'd think

Be it on Twitter, reddit, podcasts, or a long car ride to a far-away event, we in the fighting game community love us some tier list discussion. That said, we oft get hung up on the same, tired approaches that often devolve into low-resolution arguments about why the characters we use aren't as good as others perceive them to be.

From there we'll do some complaining about top tiers, a bit less about bottom tiers, and then ultimately wind up getting nowhere new. Perhaps it's time for a slightly different perspective that very well might inspire some new conversation from fresh angles?

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Soul Calibur 6 and Street Fighter 5 currently trail all other EVO 2019 titles in registration numbers according to recent Mr. Wizard tweet

We're still a good four months away from EVO 2019 but the registration numbers race rages on, but it seems one of the expected front runners is not quite living up to expectations.

Street Fighter 5 has headlined EVO every year since its release in 2016, (it even garnered more thank 5,000 entrants in its inaugural year) but according to a recent tweet from tournament organizer Joey "Mr. Wizard" Cuellar, we find that it currently sits in dead last in terms of registrant count.

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The good and the bad of frequent patching in fighting games; Sajam offers insight on this double-edged sword

Gaming in general has seen a massive shift towards regular developer support beyond launch in recent years, and the fighting game community finds itself dealing with an interesting issue as a result.

In this current age of seemingly constant amendment and patch updates, the fine line between giving a game enough room to breathe and trying to dot and cross every "i" and "t" is emerging as fairly difficult to find.

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How often should fighting games receive balance updates, how far should Mortal Kombat Fatalities push the envelope, and how good is Punk?

You've got dirty dishes and long car rides, we've got podcasts to get you through them. This week we're putting Mortal Kombat, Samurai Shodown, and Street Fighter 5 in the spotlight as all three have been fairly prominent in the news as of late.

With less than a month to go before MK11 drops, we're getting more and more simultaneously awesome and gruesome footage, but we're also hearing more people take issue with the gratuitous gore than perhaps ever before.

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PlayStation State of Play stream now live

Update: The stream is now live. Catch it after the jump.

Earlier: Last year, Sony cancelled their yearly PlayStation Experience event. They also announced that they will not have a presence at E3 this year for the first time since the event's beginning back in 1995.

Luckily though, this doesn't mean that we won't be getting announcements about games throughout the year. Sony has announced that their first "State of Play" stream will begin today at 2:00 p.m. PDT / 5:00 p.m. EDT.

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Hideaki Itsuno almost left Capcom after DmC: Devil May Cry but a wish list of DMC5 and potential fighting games got him to stay

Hideaki Itsuno has been at Capcom for almost 25 years now, and though he is widely known as the series director for Devil May Cry, he first rose the ranks through some of the company's most notable fighting games.

The ill-fated reboot of DmC: Devil May Cry back in 2013 saw Itsuno join Ninja Theory as a Supervising Director though that role may have led him to almost put in his resignation according to Dante's long-time voice actor.

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Here's why Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime is a bigger badass than you know, and why we're going to be extra sad to see him go

Reggie Fils-Aime will be retiring in just under a month's time, but Nintendo of America's President and Chief Operating Officer is leaving behind a legacy that few in the gaming world can even begin to compare with, and there's a good chance that you don't even know half the story.

Did You Know Gaming? has devoted an entire episode to the charismatic face of Nintendo for the better part of the last two decades, and it's absolutely eye opening to discover all the incredible successes under Fils-Aime's belt.

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The FGC's reactions and memes about Google's Stadia

Yesterday, Google unveiled their Stadia video game streaming service.

As you might imagine, many fighting game community members had some reactions to this new announcement. More importantly, some amusing memes have also developed.

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