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Darkstalkers, Final Fight, several versions of Street Fighter 2, and Killer Instinct featured in newly revealed Arcade1Up cabinets

Arcade1Up announced seven new arcade cabinets this week that are being added to their already strong library of at-home machines. Among the bunch are two arcades that fighting game fans will undoubtedly be excited about.

The company unveiled their upcoming Killer Instinct and Capcom Legacy Edition arcade cabinets that are set to bring several top notch fighting games into your household. Between these two new products, fans can look forward to getting their hands on Darkstalkers, Final Fight, five different versions of Street Fighter 2, and Killer Instinct.

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Huge fighting game discounts are here in time for Christmas with PlayStation and Steam Winter Sales featuring Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate and many more

The season of giving is upon us now with the crazy holiday shopping season which is also the perfect time to present the gift of good fighting games to your friends and family.

Said gift giving is made much easier on the wallet right now with both Steam and PlayStation running their own winter sales right now which includes new titles like Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate (plus Kombat Pack 2), games that rarely go on sale like Samurai Shodown and many, many more.

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The era of delay-based netcode may finally be over for good in fighting games depending on what SNK does with The King of Fighters 15

The father of rollback netcode, GGPO, first debuted back in 2006 to show the world a widely better way to play fighting games online, but even as soon as this year, developers have continued to use their older delay-based solutions to the disappointment of many players.

Much of that has started to shift over the past two or three years, however, and now the fighting game community is looking at a potential / probable timeline where no new title is made with delay-based networking ever again โ€” though that kinda hinges on what SNK is planning to do with The King of Fighters 15.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition Season 2 announced with $60,000 prize pool for PlayStation 4 users only, PlayStation 5 version cannot be used

After showing a brief teaser yesterday, the future of Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate's professional eSports circuit is now quite clear, and it involves a good deal of cash.

Warner Bros. and NetherRealm Studios announced today that the Mortal Kombat 11 Pro Kompetition Season 2 will be officially returning in December though only PlayStation 4 owners will be able to participate in events โ€” the PlayStation 5 cannot be used.

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Black Friday's best fighting game sales are here featuring Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros., and Granblue Fantasy: Versus plus many more

Update: The best fighting game sales from the Steam Autumn Sale have been added to the guide below including some new deals for Tekken 7 Season Pass 3, Soul Calibur 6 Season Pass 2 characters, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle Special Edition, Power Rangers and all of its DLC plus many more.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are obviously the hottest commodities this holiday season, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of good deals floating around for the systems you already own.

After scouring the internet, we've compiled the best Black Friday fighting game sales around from Amazon to the PlayStation Store including some new and rarely discounted titles like Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Many of them are available right now.

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3 major roadblocks, besides being an Xbox One exclusive, that held Killer Instinct back from its full potential

2013's Killer Instinct seems to get nothing but praise from those who have played it as the gameplay, online experiences, and development are often highlighted as being especially in tune with modern fighting game community standards and expectations. That said, it also never really took off to the kinds of heights its apparently burgeoning potential led us to believe it would.

So what happened? Those of us in the FGC know that question pops up, Matt McMuscles is the go to source for a good answer. What's more, the content creator has teamed up with Maximilian, who actually got to work on the game, to offer us as vivid a picture as possible of Killer Instinct's peculiar story.

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Tekken 7 named fighting game of the generation by the EventHubs community

Update: The community has spoken! With more than 1,600 votes cast and plenty of great candidates to chose from, Tekken 7 has been crowned as the fighting game of the generation by all of you, the readers of EventHubs. You can check out the final poll numbers in the original story below and see how close some of the rankings are.

It's kinda hard to believe, but the next generation of consoles is no longer on the horizon. The Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 will be here in just a few short days.

Though many players will be looking forward with what's about to come, it's also a great time to reflect on the fighting games that defined the eighth generation these past seven years from Killer Instinct to Granblue Fantasy: Versus.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 loads insanely fast on Xbox Series X; Maximilian transitions between Marvel Infinite, Killer Instinct, and other titles

One of the fighting game community's favorite streamers, Maximilian, got his hands on a shiny new Xbox Series X for review purposes, and that means we're getting to see some fighting game action on the next generation console.

A recent stream sessions was devoted to exploring the Series X experience, and why not start with perhaps the most highlighted feature the console offers: it's insanely fast load times and processing power?

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The Xbox Series X and Series S are now available worldwide

It's now been seven years since the last major leap in console gaming occurred with the debut of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, but the time for a new era begins today.

Microsoft's Xbox Series X and Series S consoles are now officially available worldwide though it may be difficult to find one if you didn't already have one pre-ordered โ€” but not impossible.

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Not that anyone was asking, but Killer Instinct's music, in all its 90's glory, was and still is absolutely awesome

I've noticed some rumblings around the fighting game community (and the gaming community proper) decrying the music of the original Killer Instinct, citing the IP's tunes as particularly uncool, garish, gaudy, and dorky.

First of all, the very fact that RARE was the development team behind the initial Killer Instinct titles implies that the soundtracks are going to all but certainly be fire, but I can gladly make an argument with a little more resolution than that.

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KI United results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Today, we'll be seeing a big Killer Instinct event happening online to celebrate this enduring fighting game and its devoted community.

Notable players set to compete include Evil Bass, BDG|Nicky, HW|Valoraxe, HW|Daa Chronicle, WheelsFGC, LetalisVenator, Thompxsonn, ThrashHeavy, CL|GeremYKatoxX, xXHoLoGrAmXxx and many more.

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Update: Xbox Series X Games Showcase stream is now live

Update: The Xbox Games Showcase has officially begun. Watch it with us in the story below.

We're rapidly approaching the launch of the next generation of video game consoles later this year, but there's still a lot that we don't know about them including their price and just what game's we'll be able to play on them.

Microsoft is looking to change at least some of that this morning by hosting their Xbox Games Showcase which is scheduled to begin officially at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET along with a pre-show to reveal some smaller titles leading into the main event.

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EVO Online 2020 entrant numbers and a 'REALLY AWESOME next-level prize' from PlayStation and other prizes revealed

MrWiz, a tournament organizer for EVO Online 2020, has revealed the entrant numbers for the upcoming online event. Notably, there will three separate tournaments based on what region players are competing in.

Skullgirls ended up with the highest number of players overall as there are 1,249 registered to compete in North America. Notably, Killer Instinct, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath, and Them's Fightin' Herds also managed to exceed 1,000 entrants each in just the North American region.

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Kirbcen's fighting game art gallery is made up of stunning reworked 3D renders

I recently came across Kirbcen's gallery of fighting game artwork. Although these are 3D renders that have been painted over, you can tell that a great deal of time has been spent on each piece.

One of the first illustrations that you'll see on his Twitter depicts Spider-Man and Dante shaking hands. This is clearly meant to pay homage to the Marvel vs. Capcom series.

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Steam Summer Sale brings in the best fighting game discounts including Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition for the first time and all EVO Online games

Fighting game players finding a home on the PC platform have grown exponentially over the past decade or so, and now they're in for a big seasonal treat for the next few weeks.

Steam is now running its annual Summer Sale starting today which includes some of the best deals for fighting games that we've seen in quite some time including the first notable discounts for Street Fighter 5: Champion Editon, all EVO Online titles and dozens more of the big names.

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How Killer Instinct saw a revival after nearly 20 years and survived several potential death blows to become what it is today

The tale of Killer Instinct 2013 is a fascinating one. After lying dormant for 17 years, Microsoft, brought back the classic fighting franchise as an exclusive launch title on the Xbox One, which would go on to feature three full seasons of content and remain a fan-favorite to this very day.

If there were ever a "Little Engine That Could" story in the fighting game realm, it would be Killer Instinct 2013. In a new, full-length documentary from Hold Back to Block, we are taken on the journey of how Killer Instinct made its comeback, nearly died, then went on to become what it is today.

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EVO Online registration begins on June 5 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Europe

It's been announced that players will be able to register for EVO Online 2020 starting on June 5. Players will be able to compete in one or more of the following: Killer Instinct (Windows 10 PC or Xbox One), Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Edition (PlayStation 4), Them's Fightin' Herds (Steam PC), and Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PlayStation 4).

Registration will be free of charge, but only those from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Europe may enter. Note that the open tournaments will be region locked.

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