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New spectator and more beta mode revealed for Arcade 1Up Killer Instinct cabinets

After a few days of waiting on a mysterious countdown, video game developer Code Mystics has revealed some new features for the Arcade 1Up Killer Instinct cabinet.

Code Mystics' KI Spectating (and more) Beta will allow users to track their online stats in both of the KI titles the KI A1U cab offers (Killer Instinct, Killer Instinct 2) and will allow for players to spectate and queue for matches, along with a few other new perks.

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A Killer Instinct countdown timer to an announcement has appeared online from Code Mystics

Avid Killer Instinct fans have spent years patiently waiting for the series to return, and it looks like something is about to drop.

Code Mystics have launched a countdown on their website for some sort of Killer Instinct related announcement as well as posting an apparent teaser to their social media.

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Complete Black Friday 2022 fighting game shopping guide

Update: Our Black Friday fighting game shopping guide has been updated to include the long list of deals available now in the Steam Autumn Sale.

The biggest shopping week of the year is now bearing down on us like a festive wild boar, bringing with it many of the best sales and deals you can find.

Considering there's too many stores and online retailers to keep track of, we've put together a complete Black Friday shopping guide for fighting game fans full of deep discounts and cheer.

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Update: Killer Instinct's online services restored after hacker took them down

Update: Microsoft has already stepped in and resolved Killer Instinct's online issues. You can find their latest statement on the fix added to the original story below.

Those attempting to go back and play some good ol' Killer Instinct the past few days have run into an unexpected situation — they can't play the main online mode at all.

The Killer Instinct community is currently reporting a hacker has allegedly broken the game's online ranked modes, rendering them completely unusable.

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Streamer gathers full scans of every English Super Nintendo game manual ever including some great classic fighting game ones

People may not think much of game manuals these days, but back when a lot of us were growing up these little instruction booklets that came included with each game were crucial to our experience. Today, those same manuals serve little to no purpose on the information front thanks to the vastness of the internet, but their value comes in the form of historical significance and the incredible amount of nostalgia they provide.

A streamer by the name of Peebs recently completed an absolutely daunting feat in gathering scans for every single English game manual released for the Super Nintendo. The vault of scans is now available online in its entirety, and within it, there are some truly amazing fighting game booklets to look over.

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Fighting game references we've spotted in Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course

After initially being announced back in 2019, then being delayed all the way to 2022, Cuphead: The Delicious Last Course is finally here. Cuphead, Mugman, and new character Ms. Chalice take on a gang of new enemies in a far away land to try and gather ingredients for a very special recipe.

Not only is Cuphead a fantastic game, but the developers are big time fighting game fans and littered some boss fights in the original game with clear references to Street Fighter and other classic titles. It seems like the Moldenhauer brothers may have added some more fighting game references into the new expansion, and now that we've got some time in with the latest DLC here are some of the potential ones we've spotted so far. Spoilers ahead.

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CEO 2022 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be seeing the grand return of one of the biggest offline majors, namely CEO 2022 which is taking place in Daytona Beach, Florida, U.S.A.

There are far too many notable players attending to list them all, but here's just a mere sample of who's going to be there — PG|Punk, Intel|Razzo, XSET|iDom, PG|Plup, TSM|Tweek, DUSG|Gen, RB|Anakin, TMG|Tamago, Moist|Hotashi, CGL|K7 Showoff, NYChrisG, Talon|Book, Liquid|Hungrybox, BMS|Wawa, PGW|Ren, Justin Wong, Liquid|Riddles, Bandits|MenaRD, TxC|ViolentKain, Rise|Nitro, RR|Mono, AR|Wero Asamiya, RYO, Liquid|Dabuz, VGIA|Shanks, Bandits|Caba, DUSG|Rangchu, Exceed|Solstice, Smug, Pako, BC|ApologyMan, Nephew, Hive|LegendaryyPred, Shadow20z, TxC|Khriz, PG|KizzieKay, PG|HookGangGod, ScrawtVermillion, END|Shine, Buscar Luz, Kasuga, EMGG|Justakid, PAR|FlashMetroid, Mundank, LZR|Hayatei, CRaZY|SuperAkouma, PG|MarlinPie, MEGA|ArnKratos, CLG|Brian_F, DEUS|Incendiate, Monarch, DUSG|Pinya, Damdai, ElChakotay, RayRay, YARUCREW|Macho, BAN|Sonix, Zomba, Gosain, END|Shine, OmegaXcn, Shuaboo, Paragon|Myran, MVD, MuteAce, DZ|Jonathan Tene, BC|LordKnight, TS1|Cookye, VIEJOS|Gandido, PartyWolf, Jake, PG|Marss, JakeyTheSnakey, Jram, Spiral|Krudo, Arlieth and more.

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Xbox and Bethesda Games press conference showcase stream now live

E3 2022 was canceled once again due to concerns about the ongoing health risks of COVID-19. There won't even be a digital event this time.

As such, video game companies such as Microsoft have to host programs of their own if they want to get the word out about future plans regarding their projects. Later today, Microsoft will be revealing upcoming games being developed by Microsoft, Bethesda and other Microsoft-owned subsidiary companies.

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Ed Boon cheekily responds to 'ridiculous' rumor that Killer Instinct 2 is being made by NetherRealm Studios

With rumors popping up now and again that a new Killer Instinct sequel is in development, fighting game fans have been extremely curious as to who could be making it — so why not the studio behind the best-selling western fighter series?

IGN Senior Features Producer Destin Legarie recently spoke online about a "ridiculous" rumor that NetherRealm Studios, famous for the Mortal Kombat and Injustice games, is currently working on Killer Instinct 2, which actually got MK Co-creator Ed Boon to respond (in a cheeky manner).

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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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