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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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SonicFox says no character is unviable in latest Mortal Kombat 11 tier list

One of the most accomplished players in NetherRealm Studios fighting games and Mortal Kombat in particular, FOX|SonicFox, has just released a brand new tier list for Mortal Kombat 11.

This updated chart features the full roster of characters so far, with latest DLC character Sindel included.

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Is Sindel's damage output too high and already in need of a nerf? TrueUnderDawgGaming discusses Mortal Kombat 11's latest character

Sindel was released as a DLC fighter in Mortal Kombat 11 quite recently. Players are already beginning to come to an understanding of Sindel's potential in the current meta.

Evidently, Sindel is armed with some rather high and easy damage. Isn't it too early to be calling for nerfs? TrueUnderDawgGaming recently released a video that discusses why Sindel's damage is most likely justified.

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NEC 20 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

NEC 20 is happening this weekend in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.

Players attending this event include FOX|SonicFox, BC|Dragon, EG|NYChrisG, CGL|Ninjakilla212, UYU|Deoxys, PG|Hayatei, UYU|Rewind, BDG|BlueGod, Linkorz, DF|Saiyne, Oplon|Skyll, END|Shine, Noble|Semiij, FightingGM, Noble|Kombat, RG|Kevoxreborn, Woahhzz, FSD|Rikuto, GeTV|Sandman, JJJ, ShinLad, Incendiate, DF|Grr, UGS|BBoy Dragon, BC|HoneyBee, Noble|SylverRye, Coach Steve, 1L2P|Burrito Voorhees, EG|Ricki Ortiz, EMP|Hiro, DTownsKing, TCOL|SourPiggy, Illusion|SplashFGC, FSD|Matt Ponton, AXL|Boom, RamonTSF, EMP|KDZ, Princess Slim, JayGeorgeM20z, FredDistance20z, BDG|Teiga, UGS|LordXav1er and many more.

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Kollector, Azwell, and Julia were top picks — here are the character usage stats for Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, and Tekken 7 at NEC 20

NEC 20 is rapidly approaching its conclusion for the weekend. The games played included Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur 6, and Tekken 7.

In total, there were 100 players competing in Soul Calibur 6, 90 for Mortal Kombat 11, and 79 players signed up for Tekken 7. As a result, we've gathered the top 16 character usage stats for these three titles.

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How to perform all Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 features a game mechanic called "Krushing Blows" that fire into a quick cinematic animation with a similar effect to X-Ray attacks and deal significantly more damage than the move otherwise would. These powered up attacks can only be performed when certain criteria are met within a match, and they can only be used once per game.

You might be wondering what stipulations are needed to land each Krushing Blow for every character on the current roster. Well, we've got you covered! Here are all the Krushing Blow requirements in Mortal Kombat 11 including the recently released Shang Tsung.

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Sindel deals fantastic damage with very easy combos in Mortal Kombat 11 and here's how to do them

Mortal Kombat 11 just saw the release of its latest DLC character earlier this week. Legacy combatant Sindel is back and comes equipped with her trademark hair and powerful screams to put a beating on her opponents.

In this iteration of Mortal Kombat, Sindel has combos that deal fantastic damage, and surprisingly they're not all that difficult to pull off. If you're trying to learn how to play Sindel in Mortal Kombat 11, this video from TrueUnderDawgGaming is a great jumping off point.

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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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Sindel has a hilariously hard time catching Geras, even when controlled by one of the top Mortal Kombat 11 players in the world

Sindel just made it to the Mortal Kombat 11 roster yesterday and so the community is hard at work finding out both how to play with and against her, but apparently, the Geras match up is currently too much for her to handle.

We're fairly confident players will figure out a way around this, perhaps simply by choosing another variation, but BC|Dragon, this year's MK11 EVO runner up, recently posted some footage of his Sindel trying to hunt down a keep away Geras, and it seems next to impossible for her to get anywhere near close.

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Update: Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown, arcade sticks, Power Rangers and much more: Fighting game Black Friday deals for 2019

Update: Steam's Autumn sale is going on now offering some great fighting game deals and season pass discounts which we've added to the story along with Razer's Black Friday deals.

It's coming. A week later than normal this year, but it's coming fast. Black Friday is fast approaching, and since companies have a hard time looking at the calendar, most of their deals are already revealed or have even started early.

Fighting games have seen some pretty big releases this year by way of Mortal Kombat 11, the previously best-selling game of 2019, plus Samurai Shodown among others, and they're going to be discounted more than 50 percent at some retailers alongside dozens of other good deals that we've compiled.

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How to quickly get a human skin for Sindel in Mortal Kombat 11

In Mortal Kombat 11, it has become a bit of a trend to see characters that left off as undead Revenant fighters in Mortal Kombat X join the cast with that ghastly look as their default. For fighters like Kitana or Jade, players would have to play the game's various modes in order to try and unlock a non-Revenant or "human" skin for said characters.

The game just saw the release of it's latest DLC character, returning kombatant Sindel, and the powerful empress has been given the aforementioned Revenant treatment. However, if you're looking to snag a more traditional look for Shao Kahn's wife in short order, here's how you can get one of Sindel's human skins very quickly.

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Nine Brutalities, some awesome combos from Noble Raptor, a history lesson, intro dialogue, story ending, and more; Mortal Kombat 11 Sindel roundup

Sindel is out and about in the wild for Mortal Kombat 11 Kombat Pack owners, and that means the new content is a-flowin' as the community has begun sharing their findings online.

We've rounded up quite a bit of said content so you can check it all out right here instead of having to track it down yourself. Strap in and get your earplugs ready.

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Esau Murga's beautiful, horrifying, and even grotesque art checks all the boxes for Mortal Kombat fans

In honor of Sindel being released in Mortal Kombat 11 today, I was perusing about Twitter looking for some Edenian Queen art to share with you all. I came across a few Sindel takes from Esau Murga, saw some more of his work, and decided it needed to be shared with the EventHubs community.

As you may have garnered from the banner, Murga is a jack of a few different trades when it comes to artistic objectives. Some of his work will captivate you via beauty, but some will you that "can't quite look away even though I want to" vibe as it's either horribly creepy or downright gross. Basically, everything you want from Mortal Kombat.

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Update: Sindel is now available in Mortal Kombat 11 for pass owners, here's everything you need to know for the queen's return

Update: Sindel is now officially available in Mortal Kombat 11 for Kombat Pack owners. Those looking to buy her individually will need to wait until December 3 to bring back her crown. Original story follows.

The Queen of Edenia is coming back with an arsenal of new and revamped attacks, and the footage that we've seen thus far only has us growing more and more hype to play her. Let's recap some of the content we've seen as well as what to do in terms of actually getting her onto your console now that you can download her.

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VCA Vienna Challengers Arena 2019 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, VCA Vienna Challengers Arena is happening in Vienna, Austria.

Notable players attending include FOX|MkLeo, Solary|Glutonny, PS|Trifasia, myR|quiK, BC|Mr. R, LSE|Flow, Meru, LSE|Oryon, CGN|Tarik, Homika, CGN|Tru4 and many more.

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Another Sindel Brutality has her slamming opponent with her hair until decapitation in Mortal Kombat 11

Sindel will be releasing as a DLC fighter in Mortal Kombat 11 on November 26 for Kombat Pack owners. Everyone else will gain access to her about a week later.

In the meantime, we've been getting sneak peeks at Sindel's Brutalities. Evidently, Sindel has more than one Brutality that leaves her opponent decapitated.

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Sindel's hair flick is easily one of the best Brutalities in Mortal Kombat 11; see intros, gear, and plenty more for MK11's newest fighter

In just four days Kombat Pack owners will be able to get their hands on Sindel, but already we're beginning to see a good amount of showcase footage as extra early access YouTubers are beginning to post the latest Mortal Kombat 11 content.

Thanks to a video from Brian Tong, we get to see three of the Queen of Edenia's Brutalities, one of which we feel is particularly perfect.

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