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Battle Arena Melbourne 12 results

Update: This story is being updated with final results.

Battle Arena Melbourne 12 is happening this weekend and it'll be going on in South Wharf, Melbourne, Australia.

Notable players set to compete include ORDER|Travis Styles, ROF, Somniac, GG|Sriks, Kanga|Jdizzle, Schenkhan, FURY|RaZe, Kanga|Ghost and many more.

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Texas Showdown 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend we'll be seeing the return after a few pandemic-plagued years of one of the year's most hype majors, Texas Showdown. As the name would suggest, it'll be taking place in Texas — more specifically, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.

Just a listing of a few notable names set to compete includes PG|Punk, Grilla|NYChrisG, Shadow20z, Reynald, PG|Kizzie Kay, RR|Mono, PAR|Emily, PAR|FlashMetroid, Brian_F, BC|LordKnight, Grilla|Romance, END|Shine, MICK|Xephukai, K-Brad, EMGG|JustAKid, Joonya20z, Boom, Just Pokey, Jan, Disintegration, NoelBHungry, Blarrlad, Tommy2Step, Genghis D0n, Ranmasama, Buscar Luz, PAR|Joe Crush, FAT|Jermanji, Masoma, AndyOCR and Aroo.

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You may want to scoff at WatchMojo's top 20 fighting games of all time list but it's still important to understand their picks

Fighting games as we know them have only existed for about 30 years now with hundreds of fantastic titles to potentially spend your time with, but how do you determine which is the best of the best?

Well, the masters of online listicle videos, WatchMojo, recently released their top 20 fighting games of all time, and while your initial reaction may be to scoff at some of their decisions, it's still important for us to understand the picks.

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We probably won't be seeing a new fighting game use Unreal Engine 5 anytime soon

As fans of the genre likely came to realize, the Unreal Engine 4 ended up powering most of the largest fighting games of this past generation from Street Fighter 5 and Tekken 7 to Guilty Gear Strive and The King of Fighters 15.

It's looking like we may be waiting quite a while, however, to see its successor the Unreal Engine 5 begin to pick up steam for the next generation of fighters.

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Guilty Gear Strive may not run properly on Steam Deck despite being used in marketing and same for a bunch of other big fighting games

Update: Thanks to commenters here, we were made aware that Guilty Gear Strive and Tekken 7 do apparently run on Steam Deck now though still may have issues. We have a new article with the additional information that can be found here, and the original story follows below with some corrections.

Guilty Gear Strive is the biggest fighting game of the past year, so it makes sense that players would want to take the action wherever they go — but that's apparently going to remain just a dream for now.

Despite being featured in marketing / promotional material to showcase the system last year, the newly released Steam Deck does not support Guilty Gear Strive nor a bunch of other big fighting games from the past few years.

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Crash, Spyro, Overwatch and others are now on the table for a future Killer Instinct following Microsoft's historic Activision acquisition

Microsoft pulled off the largest acquisition in the history of the video game industry with the announcement today that the makers of Xbox are set to purchase Activision Blizzard for a mind-boggling $68.7 billion.

While many are focused on the implications of the deal and future Xbox exclusive titles, it's also impossible to ignore the doors opened for future Killer Instinct guest characters too.

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Rumor that Bandai Namco is making a new Killer Instinct in Japan is circulating, Maximilian offers details and speculation

Microsoft's 2013 reboot of Killer Instinct wasn't the most popular fighting game, but is constantly hailed as one of the genre's most well-made entries in modern times.

From gameplay to netcode, the fact that KI so consistently receives passionate praise leads one to wonder if any developers might be willing to take another shot at it, and there are some rumors going around right now that that might be the case.

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IGN refreshes 'top 100 video games of all time' list which includes Mortal Kombat 11, Smash Ultimate and Street Fighter 2

IGN recently refreshed their "top 100 video games of all time," which was last updated back in 2019. Mortal Kombat 11, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Street Fighter 2 were the only fighting games that made this version of the list.

Mortal Kombat 11 making the list is somewhat interesting as the game tends to be divisive due to its mechanics. Although there are many that enjoy the methodical pacing that Mortal Kombat 11 offers, there are also plenty of fans that preferred the "in your face" nature of Mortal Kombat X.

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Stock up on great fighting game deals in Steam's Winter and PlayStation's Holiday Sales

It's that time of year again for holiday cheer and gift giving, and what better gift could you ask for than a nice new fighting game beatdown?

The Steam Winter Sale and PlayStation Holiday Sale are here to provide some great deals on fighters and beyond to stuff your own digital stockings or guilt your friends into playing with you for buying for them.

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Steam Autumn Sale includes Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7 complete for $38 and dozens of great fighting game deals

Black Friday itself may be technically over now, but that doesn't mean the sales have ended — especially if you play games on PC.

The Steam Autumn Sale is currently slashing prices left and right, including great deals on Guilty Gear Strive, Tekken 7, Street Fighter 5, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Samurai Shodown, Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and just about every other fighting game you can think of.

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PlayStation and Xbox Black Friday sales include Guilty Gear Strive, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl and more great fighting game discounts

Every year it feels like the Black Friday sales are starting earlier and earlier, and some places are even starting a week in advance now.

PlayStation and Xbox's digital Black Friday deals are now live and include discounts on some of the biggest fighting games of the year and past generation.

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Fan whips up mockup for a Mortal Kombat vs. Killer Instinct character select screen

Considering the grittiness of both the Mortal Kombat and Killer Instinct series, it's actually somewhat surprising how there hasn't been a crossover fighting game yet. Of course, a game like this would probably have to be exclusive to Xbox consoles and the PC considering how Microsoft owns the rights to the Killer Instinct franchise.

We can all still dream about this becoming a reality though, right? One fan (MrGameNLift) recently took the time to create a mockup of a character select screen for a hypothetical Mortal Kombat vs. Killer Instinct title.

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Modern fighting games ranked by execution difficulty from Kizzie Kay, Justin Wong and Kitana Prime

The debate surrounding execution and its difficulty level continues to be a highly contested issue in the fighting game community, but what does that really look like when comparing titles side by side?

Panda recently brought together three of their best fighting game players from different sides of the FGC in PG|Justin Wong, PG|Kizzie Kay and PG|Kitana Prime to rank modern titles based on their execution alone.

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3 Nintendo 64 fighting games that should be in the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack and 3 that shouldn't

Nintendo officially launched their upgraded online service for the Nintendo Switch yesterday and along with a questionably high price tag, those who signed up for the Nintendo Switch Online Expansion Pack were given access to nine Nintendo 64 games that they can now play on the console/handheld hybrid.

While you can jump in and play major titles such as The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Super Mario 64, there currently aren't any fighting games included on the list. Nintendo will inevitably add more games to this roster, and when they do, here are three fighting games that they should consider adding to the service (and three that they shouldn't).

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Rumor: New Killer Instinct entry reportedly in the works at Microsoft

The Killer Instinct community continues to be one of the most vocal in the FGC for their desire to see another entry in the series, and they could be getting their wish fulfilled sometime in the near-ish future.

A new rumor is reporting that a brand new Killer Instinct title is currently in active development over at Microsoft.

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Steam's Summer Sale offers some of the steepest fighting game discounts we've ever seen

Summer is here once again, and while that means a lot of the people will be hitting the beach for some fun in the sun, all of us here know that it means some of the best video game deals are on the way.

The largest of which being Steam's Summer Sale is now live and features some of the steepest discounts for fighting games we've ever seen — including more recent releases like Dragon Ball FighterZ's FighterZ Pass 3.

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Xbox's Phil Spencer wants to continue with Killer Instinct, says the right development team and opportunity have to come along

Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, recently sat down for a chat with the folks over at the Dropped Frames podcast to talk all things Xbox. While there's quite a bit to go through here for general gaming fans, us fighting gamers will be particularly interested in one part of the interview that delves into the future of a certain beloved fighting game franchise.

At one point during the talk, itmeJP stops and notes that a mob had formed in the chat and wanted Spencer to discuss the topic of what's next for KI. Spencer laughed and shared some insight into what exactly is going on with the series following the success of the game's recent revival.

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