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Combo Breaker early bird registration rankings revealed with Street Fighter 5 currently in 3rd place behind Tekken 7 and a game that's not out yet

Combo Breaker has been building the reputation as one of the most beloved fighting game majors in the entire world which has in-turn led to larger and larger attendance records plus better perks and rewards for the players who make the journey to Chicago in May.

Registration for Combo Breaker 2020 opened up just last month on January 14, but the fighting game community was remarkably quick in scooping up every single one of the venue hotel rooms in minutes — even breaking records for the Renaissance Schaumburg itself.

Now, early bird entry has wrapped up for the upcoming major, and event organizer Rick 'The Hadou' Thiher celebrated the occasion by releasing our first look at the registration rankings between the main games with some interesting results thus far.

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The EventHubs crew ranks the best / worst fighting games of the 2010's from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter 5 and beyond

As we come to the start of a brand new decade, it gives all of us the perfect time to reflect on the journey of the last 10 years and boy has it been a journey in the realm of fighting games and the FGC as a whole.

We'd previously asked the community what you all thought the best / most important fighting games of the 2010's were, and so now the EventHubs team members themselves have come together to rank their favorite fighters of the decade in our very own tier lists.

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How the first Killer Instinct came to be and the unique splash it made during a time of intimidating expectation in fighting game history

The year was 1994 and the gaming community was now a few years acquainted with the relatively new sub-genre of fighting games. With countless clones of the super successful Street Fighter 2 popping up, many were hoping to see a new evolution in the genre take place wherein perhaps three-dimensional experiences would replace the established two-dimensional norm.

While it didn't allow players to step into the fore or background (as the more modern definition of "3D fighter" would imply) the original Killer Instinct would capture attention and turn heads like crazy thanks to its use of silicon graphic technology, memorable characters, and excitingly brutal beatdowns.

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A new Killer Instinct title is not in development for the Xbox Series X at Iron Galaxy says Keits

Killer Instinct may have started this generation as a small launch title for the Xbox One, but fans have been absolutely clamoring for a new game in the fighting game series since Season 3 wrapped up in 2016.

With the release of the Xbox Series X later this year, there had been hope that Iron Galaxy was hard at work creating another Killer Instinct title for the rise of the next generation, but that doesn't appear to be the case after all according to one of the studios' designers.

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Kumite in Tennessee 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Tennessee 2020 is kicking off this year during our very first weekend, and as the name suggests it will be happening in Tennessee, more specifically Franklin, Tennessee, U.S.A.

Notable players set to compete include RB|Arslan Ash, Disrupt|Shadow20z, CGL|Ninjakilla212, BC|Biohazard, SperoGin, Lil Majin, RG|Kevoxreborn, Trungy, DualKevin, Princess Ling, TCOL|SourPiggy, MVG|ScAtt, Fatality, DF|Grr, Rip, GS|Pokchop, GOL|Toi, Coach Steve, Typo|Sonido, Neon, Nigel E.X., Disrupt|JodyThaGreat, TS|Arturo Sanchez, BDG|Teiga and of course many more as well.

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Last-minute Christmas shoppers should take advantage of these heavily discounted fighting games before it's too late

In just two days, Christmas will be here once again as the biggest gift giving time of the year with the holiday season, and there's also no better time to stock up on fighting game presents for your friends, family or even yourself.

PlayStation Network, Steam and Green Man Gaming are all running their own winter sales this week including a huge amount of steep discounts for the biggest fighting games and DLC from Mortal Kombat 11 to even more party friendly titles like Lethal League Blaze and Kill la Kill IF.

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Update: What are the best and most impactful fighting games to release this decade?

Update: You can check out the final results of our poll below to see which games our readers believe to be the best / most impactful games of the 2010's.

December is upon us which means that there's only one month left in this entire decade that's been the biggest and most important eras in fighting game history. Today, the genre feels larger than ever before following the mostly quiet times of the 2000's before Street Fighter 4's release.

There's been so many fighting games that have come out in the last 10 years that many fans probably either forgot about or thought came out more than 10 years ago, so we've put together a giant poll to ask everyone what they think were the absolute best of the best and most impactful — from (Super) Street Fighter 4 all the way to Mortal Kombat 11 and Samurai Shodown.

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NPD releases top-selling fighting games of this generation where NetherRealm dominates while Street Fighter and Tekken are absent

This current console generation is close to coming to an end with the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Scarlett due for release a year from now, but the Xbox One and especially PlayStation 4 helped shepard in the follow up to the return of fighting games from the prior decade.

The NPD Group, which tracks video game hardware and software sales in the United States, has released the top-selling 'head to head fighting games' to appear on PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch this whole generation with some interesting results — namely how dominant Mortal Kombat and Dragon Ball are.

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Update: X019 Inside Xbox live stream scheduled for 12 p.m. PT with new game announcements and potential Project Scarlett information

Update: The Inside Xbox stream is now live. Watch it with us here.

E3 has generally been seen as the biggest video gaming event of the year for well over two decades now, but big publishers and developers are starting to embrace the idea of running their own shows to reveal what's coming next to their platforms.

Miscrosoft is hosting their X019 with the Xbox FanFest this year in London, England where the company is scheduled to host a special Inside Xbox live stream event — stated to be the biggest one ever — beginning today, November 14, at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET.

New game announcements are confirmed to be a part of the streamed event alongside some possible details about the next generation system, Project Scarlett, which is due out in 2020.

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Kumite in Texas 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Kumite in Texas 2019 is happening this weekend in Arlington, Texas.

Players attending this event include Disrupt|Shadow20z, Jimmy J Tran, AXL|XCaliburBladez, MrKwiggle, BDG|NG-Obscure, PG|Speedkicks, FSD|Rikuto, Killy Delorean, Co-D|H0oDLeSs, UYU|Deoxys, Coosco, KoDee, Trungy, ElectrifiedMann, Shinblade, Lil Majin, CrazySteady, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, DS|Shirdel, Disrupt|Joonya20z and many more.

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Fighting games should be designed to be fun first, balance and accessibility can follow after; Maximilian talks game design, his career, and more

We're back with the second half of BornFree's EVO interview with Maximilian as the two YouTubers chat all things fighting games.

Max has a bunch to share when it comes to the evolution of his craft, detailing some of the histories behind such endeavors as ASSIST ME!, Rate the Super, Boss Rage, and Real Talk. He also goes a bit into the woes of being a full-time content creator, such as how he usually finds himself burned out at least once a year, questioning if he really wants to continue the grind.

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'Killer Instinct needs to be brought back for next generation consoles' - Maximilian has a serious plea for Microsoft

Microsoft's 2013 reboot of Killer Instinct was, in many ways, a massive success, but there are many who feel that while the title did well, it could have soared even higher. Given the majorly impressive work developers proved capable of, there's certainly an argument to be made that we should give the franchise yet another entry and see how it fares.

Maximilian has produced a video articulating some of the reasons why KI was such a great experience, and why it should come back with a new installment in the next generation of consoles.

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Someone is driving around in an awesome Killer Instinct-themed car right now

There are those who love certain fighting games and those who love certain fighting games. What we have here is very likely the work of someone in the latter category.

Twitter user mewmewalamode shared a couple of photos on Twitter this week of a parked car decked out with the Killer Instinct (2013) logo, as well as the franchise's classic robot combatant, Fulgore.

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Steam's epic Summer Sale features huge savings on big fighting game titles like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ and dozens more

The biggest PC gaming sale of the year is finally upon us with the Steam Summer Sale which may prove to be one of the best times ever to pick up some fighting games for cheap.

There are over 50 different titles and their DLC currently discounted until July 9 including some of the largest titles of the past few years like Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6 and so much more.

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Combo Breaker 2019 results

Updates: This story has been updated with final results.

There's a giant fighting game event happening this weekend St. Charles, Illinois. Basically any fighting game you'd be interested in will be featured, and has a high number of entrants here.

For just a sampling of the talent present at this event, you can expect to see FOX|SonicFox, REC|Punk, Rohto|Tokido, Mouz|Problem X, RB|Gachikun, JDCR, Rangchu, ROX|Knee, CO|Go1, Teresa, Dragon, CYG|Fuudo, Victrix|Momochi, CYG|Daigo, UYU|LowHigh, EG|NYChrisG, NRG|HookGangGod, RB|Anakin, PG|MarlinPie, CO|Dogura, ROX|Chanel, LostSoul, Linkorz, UYU|Jeondding, BC|Tachikawa, NASR|AngryBird, BC|ApologyMan, BjornSonOfBear, 1UP|PepperySplash, KOA|Sandman, UYU|CherryBerryMango, DR Gross, END|Scar, AN|KizzieKay, Flux, DJT, Noble|Semiij, NASR|TekkenMaster, DF|Saiyne, AXL|Boom, Supernoon, SSNO|KojiKOG, Hotashi and CATPION|Deb but of course many, many more as well, because there are far too many huge players to name even a fraction.

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Texas Showdown 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend has a big event taking place in Houston, Texas and it's featuring a ton of different fighting games.

Some of the notable players set to attend include Mouz|Problem X, RB|Anakin, EG|NYChrisG, FOX|NuckleDu, NRG|HookGangGod, Teresa, LostSoul, CJ Truth, Rise|Smug, PG|MarlinPie, W2W|Toi, CoolKid93, 1UP|PepperySplash, END|Shine, BjornSonOfBear, TGS|CeroBlast, Supernoon, Tempo|Alex Myers, AN|KizzieKay, NG|Obscure, FOX|Dekillsage, EQNX|Brian_F, Denial|JB, Crescent|Doza, Terrence, WG|Abegen, EG|Ricki Ortiz, Rise|K-Brad, Danslip, TGS|ElChakotay and of course many more.

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From M. Bison to Geese Howard, who are the 10 most intimidating and best villains in fighting game history?

Fighting game final bosses are among the most iconic and memorable among all genres of video games because they represent — especially in the arcade era — the highest mountain you had to climb over to reach the top against computer players that would do everything in their power, including breaking the game, to destroy you and force you to spend another quarter.

Many of them have a number of design choices in common. They have the color red worked into their primary or secondary color schemes, they want to control / destroy the world, or they may simply want to acquire the best of every fighting style via assimilation. There are a number of them that have stood the test of time amongst their peers, however — we don't exactly hear too many people clamoring about Azazel from Tekken 6 or Ultron Sigma.

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