Virtua Fighter or Tekken? Which franchise is the true king of 3D fighting? WatchMojo gives us a comparative look to help us decide

Virtua Fighter and Tekken are two staples in the world of 3D fighting games. Both have been around for over two decades, and have helped make the genre what it is today.

But which is the stronger 3d fighting series?

WatchMojo.com recently put together a video that delves into the question, giving us a comparative look between the two titans.

As many know, Virtua Fighter was the first game to feature polygon-based graphics in a fighting game and place the combat on a 3D plane. Tekken, however, took the same concept and really ran with it, creating a universe filled with diverse characters and an intricate story.

You can check out the full video below.

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Arc Revolution Cup 2016 results ft. Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

It's time for this year's Arc Revolution Cup, often affectionately referred to as ArcRevo, taking place at the larger Toushinsai arcade game event.

At this event, there will be single-entrant tournament play for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late[st], King of Fighters 13, Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate Arcade, Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel and Chaos Code. Team events will be held for BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and Ultra Street Fighter 4.

Players expected to attend include Rion, Omito, Ogawa, Kedako, Kakkou, Nage, Daru, TopGaren, Hamburg, Hasegawa, FAB, Samitto, MarlinPie, Jajamaru and many, many more for a variety of games.

Streaming is being done at Toushinsai Official TV.

Check out the full action below.

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The Fall Classic 2016 results ft. NuckleDu, Julio, John Takeuchi, Ricki Ortiz

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Fall Classic is taking place this weekend in Raleigh, North Carolina.

This event is a Capcom Pro Tour Ranking event for Street Fighter 5, but also has tournaments for Mortal Kombat XL, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, King of Fighters 14, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike, Killer Instinct, Soul Calibur 5, Ultra Street Fighter 4, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee and Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late.

Players expected to attend include Liquid|NuckleDu, FOX|Julio, /r/Kappa|John Takeuchi, EG|Ricki Ortiz, UGS|XCaliburBladez, F3|Alucard, EG|PR Balrog, EG|K-Brad, PG|RayRay, GXR|Hoodless, UGS|BlackMoonRisingX, NS|Ludovic, XSK Samurai, B.Z.B., OG|Shine, NS|SaltFace, Damdai and many more.

Streaming is being handled by FunkyP, Bifuteki, KPB Live, Smash Studios and Kombat Network.

Check out the action live below.

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One of the most impressive combo videos we've seen features a game that wasn't even supposed to have combos...

A very highly anticipated sequel to the groundbreaking Mortal Kombat, and a nightmare for protective parents everywhere, Mortal Kombat II was one of the most recognizable titles of the early 90's.

Comon2680 was somehow able to sneak in enough playtime before his parents got home to create a surprisingly impressive combo video. I saw surprisingly because MKII wasn't designed with a combo engine, though obviously that didn't stop gamers from figuring out ways to string attacks together.

Utilizing a few glitches discovered over the years, Comon is able to put together sequences that not only look cool, but do easily more than a full life bar's worth of damage.


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Get a blast from the past with combos that'll blow you away below.

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CEOtaku results ft. MarlinPie, Kedako, Hotashi, ElvenShadow, LordKnight

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Anime fans rejoice, because CEOtaku 2016 is taking place this weekend, and there are a great deal of games taking up tournament space at this joyous event.

At this event, you can expect to see top-level play in Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, King of Fighters 14, Skullgirls: 2nd Encore, Under Night In-Birth EXE: Late, Melty Blood: Actress Again, Dengeki Bunko Fighting Climax: Ignition, Persona 4: Arena Ultimax, Guilty Gear XX Accent Core +R, Koihime Enbu, Nitroplus Blasterz, Arcana Heart 3: Love Max, Vampire Savior, Aquapazza and even in the non-fighting game Catherine.

Players expected to attend include PG|MarlinPie, Kedako, Hotashi, FF|ElvenShadow, D-Link|LordKnight, cR|SonicFox, COG|KidViper, BjornSonOfBear, TXrd|FaultyDefense, VGP|Oso, GC|ElRosa, BrkrDave, dot_Nova, TheBeautifulDude, KCO|Pedro, Grover, ON|Vicio, DawnHikarii, Doren2k, Zinac, TS|NerdJosh, Foo, TectalEastside, MC|GCYoshi13, ChosenNinja and many more.

Streaming is being done by CEO Gaming and Jyosua.

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Over 200 players registered for Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator: If you like Anime, cosplay, and killer fighting game competition, don't miss CEOtaku

CEOtaku is taking place this weekend, October 1-2, in Orlando, Florida. The state's first Anime fighting game convention is back for another year of exciting competition, hype moments, and much more.

Alex Jebailey, founder of the CEO tournament series, is known for creating a large spectacle out of his events, and with him at the helm of yet another, you definitely won't want to miss it.

Not only will we be seeing games such as Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, King of Fighters 14, BlazeBlue: Central Fiction, and many others played over the course of the weekend, but attendees can look forward to checking out booths featuring numerous artists, a cosplay contest, and more.

To keep tabs on when everything is taking place at CEOtaku, check out the schedule below. You will also find the final entrants numbers (courtesy of Shoujozenzen) for each game on the line up, as well as the preliminary pools here.

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A trailer for CEOtaku can be found after the jump.

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Stepped on by a dinosaur, boiled in lava, and terrible cinematic fatalities: James and Mike Mondays play Eternal Champions on Sega CD

Cinemassacre's latest episode of James and Mike Mondays shines a spotlight on one of the more obscure fighting games to ever exist. Eternal Champions was a fighter designed for consoles and was released on both Sega Genesis and Sega CD.

Known for being excruciatingly gory (for the time), this fighter included inputs like those you'd find in Street Fighter, fatalities like Mortal Kombat, and some wicked load times, on the Sega CD anyway. One thing that was really unusual was its lack of character names on the select screen.

There are many wacky finishers in this game, one of which involves a character being knocked into a pot of what appears to be lava. Despite the graphics, this can be considered NSFW, so be careful clicking this GIF at the office.


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Be sure to catch James and Mike's reactions to this interesting fighter in the video below.

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SNK still interested in making Garou 2 and new Samurai Shodown; currently considering adding DLC characters to King of Fighters 14

Recently, both Yasuyuki Oda and Neo G of SNK Playmore sat for an interview with 4Gamer, and they had some very interesting things to say about what they would like to do as a team moving forward.

King of Fighters 14 is soon to receive a balance patch, but that may not be all that the developers want to do with the game. Even though it's been previously stated that there is no DLC planned for the game at this time, so many fans have asked about it that the team is considering ideas for what they could do for a major patch in the future.

One of their major causes of concern with adding more characters is the current size of the roster; 50 characters is quite the package to release with, and adding additional characters to the mix could not only cause issues with balancing the game, but also alienate fans who may not want to see additional characters come on board.

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Fighting Fest results ft. Snake Eyez, Dark Jiewa, Dieminion, DR Ray

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

We've got another Capcom Pro Tour event going on this weekend, this time in the Dominican Republic.

If you're jonesing for not just some Street Fighter 5 action, but also Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Mortal Kombat XL, Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Killer Instinct and King of Fighters 14, this event is for you.

Players expected to attend include RB|Snake Eyez, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, Dieminion, GAM|DR Ray, SP|Menard, GAM|Caba and many more.

Live streams are being handled by GAM Stream TV, Top Siete Games, Nesa Smash and Liga Dominicana de Naruto.

Check out the full action below.

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Can a pirate captain overcome a Super Saiyan? Inter-game crossplay between One Piece and Dragon Ball's 3DS titles lets you find out

Two weeks ago, we reported on the upcoming One Piece fighting game developed by ArcSys.

In our story, a few of your comments brought up the extreme similarity to Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden released a year earlier, and it turns out that there's a very good and deliberate reason for this.

Namely, cross-play between the two games. That's right, once One Piece: Dai Kaizoku Colosseum is released on September 21st in Japan, its users will be able to battle against owners of Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butōden - both locally and online.

You can see the magazine scan which announced this feature, including some screenshots, below.

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And the winner is... not Fatal Fury?! Here's which SNK fighting game franchise our readers want to see revived

Updated: The results are in. You can see how the votes played out by hitting the jump.

Earlier: King of Fighters 14 was just released worldwide to much fanfare, and even before the game's release, SNK were open about their intent to bring the company back to its former glory, with the final objective being to continuously release fighting games regularly, of various different franchises, much like SNK did back in the early '90s.

In the interview, they bring up tons of their franchises outside of King of Fighters, including Fatal Fury/Garou, Samurai Shodown, Art of Fighting and several others.

Since it's no secret that SNK have a very rich catalogue of fighting game franchises at their disposal (which is actually the reason King of Fighters came about to begin with), we thought we'd ask you, our loyal readers, which series you'd most like to see this nostalgia-fueled company revive next.

Although we briefly considered including SNK vs. Capcom in the poll, we decided not to since such a revival would not entirely be in SNK's own control.

You can check the options and cast your vote below.

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Do you have what it takes to be the Pirate King? New One Piece sprite-based 2D fighting game by ArcSys will put you to the test

ArcSys are highly regarded in the fighting game community mostly for their long-running series Guilty Gear and BlazBlue, though it's definitely not foreign for them to make fighting games based on other licenses as well, as they've done in the past with Persona, Hokuto no Ken and Dragon Ball, just to name a few.

This time, we're seeing the most popular currently running series in Japan get the ArcSys treatment with the new 3DS fighting game One Piece: Dai Kaizoku Colosseum.

This Japanese trailer shows gameplay for a bunch of characters that will no doubt be very familiar to fans, and confirms that the game will have over 20 playable characters as well as up to 80 assist characters available to choose.

You can check out the full trailer below.

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Brand new gameplay footage from upcoming fighting title, Brawlout, reveals just how fast-paced this game is going to be

Brawlout is an upcoming fighting game, set to be released in early 2017, that plays in the platform fighter style that the Super Smash Bros. series is famous for.

We saw the alpha gameplay trailer and press release back in July, and now we have more gameplay footage from Super Smash Con.

One quick aspect of Brawlout that caught our attention, the recovery time after a character's death is nearly instant. It seems venturing off the stage to close out a KO may be somewhat ill-advised, as your foe will likely be waiting for you when you get back.


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Check out the full video below.

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According to the developer of Rivals of Aether, the future of button checking is upon us - what do you think?

When it comes to tournament play, button checks are a necessary part of the process. When you're putting something on the line, be it an entry fee, pride, or otherwise, you are definitely going to want to make sure that your buttons are going to give you the proper response.

Depending on the situation, button checks can also quickly get pretty time consuming. Developers of the indie title Rivals of Aether have come up with something quite interesting in an effort to streamline button checks a bit more.


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For some players, seeing is believing when it comes to making sure inputs are in order, and what better place to do that then right at the character select screen? Do you guys think we'll see other titles adopt something similar for button checks in the future? Sound off in the comments below.

Source: Dan Fornace on Twitter.

OzHadou Nationals 14 results ft. Daigo, GamerBee, HumanBomb, Itabashi Zangief

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Asia/Oceania's Capcom Pro Tour Ranking events, OzHadou Nationals 14, is taking place this weekend in Sydney, Australia.

While the main focus is on Street Fighter 5, the tournament will also feature high-level play for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat XL, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match and King of Fighters 98.

Players expected to attend include BST|Daigo, ZW|GamerBee, HuomaoTV|HumanBomb, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, BurnoutFighter, Somniac, DS|Falco and many more.

Streaming is being handled by OzHadou, Sydney Smash, Sydney Smash 2, Yiggs AU, Gilbagz, MegaDarve and Gamrah.

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