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Mike Z banned from Combo Breaker 2021 following Skullgirls community request

Mike "Mike Z" Zaimont, one of the individuals behind the creation of the Skullgirls series, has been banned from Combo Breaker 2021. This has come as a result of the Skullgirls community's recommendation that Zaimont be banned from commentary and competition at Skullgirls events.

"Our goal is to create a gaming space that is welcoming for all participants, regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation, appearance, age, disabilities, or other protected statuses," said the issued statement. "Due to this, we believe Mike Zaimont, also known as ‘Mike Z,’ should no longer be welcome on commentary or participating in events in the Skullgirls community."

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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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EVO Online update: Skullgirls now to be played on PC, 'something' being worked on for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament of champions

It was on Wednesday that we got our first information drop concerning EVO Online registration and game platforms, but there's been a change to one of the four titles featured in the event's open tournaments.

EVO organizer Mr. Wizard announced Thursday via Twitter that Skullgirls will now be played on Steam PC instead of on PlayStation 4. A question concerning the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament of champions popped up in the ensuing thread, Wizard's answer to which has piqued some interest.

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Skullgirls' new character colors feature references to a ton of franchises including Guilty Gear, Overwatch, Killer Instinct, and even McDonald's

Skullgirls originally released over eight years ago at this point, but the game has seen quite the boost in recent months thanks to its excellent online play and some brand new updates from the developers.

The latest substantial patch came earlier this past week which added a new stage and over 40 character color selections that of course feature a ton of references to other video games and pop culture franchises.

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Skullgirls adds 40 new character colors, a new stage and a metric ton of bug fixes to honor Combo Breaker

Combo Breaker has served as essentially the premier tournament for Skullgirls since its release over a decade ago, and even though the event is cancelled for the 2020 season, there's a lot of community push right now to pay tribute to one of the best majors in the world.

Lab Zero Games has released a new and quite substantial patch for Skullgirls on PC they've titled the Combo Breaker 2020 Update which brings in over three dozen new character color options to the game, a few new animations, a new stage and a ton of adjustments / bug fixes.

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SonicFox is officially in Skullgirls as a non-player character

One of the most successful fighting game competitors of all time adds yet another achievement to their growing resume as Dominique "EG|SonicFox" McLean now appears in Skullgirls as a non-player character.

The young fighting game champion, who also happens to be a furry, posted footage to Twitter early Friday evening as we see them in full fox costume giving pointers from the background of Class Notes stage.

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EVO Online's decision to limit open tournaments to titles with great netcode is a bold message to fighting game developers

When news first dropped that EVO 2020 was cancelled and EVO Online would be taking its place, the FGC's immediate concern jumped to how the mainstage games would hold up considering none of them are known for their strong netplay capabilities.

The organizers behind EVO essentially side-stepped that issue completely, however, this week when they announced that none of those titles would be part of the open tournaments for EVO Online with those honors going instead to four fighting games championed by the community for their netcode prowess.

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Skullgirls' improved netcode update and Wi-Fi indicator are now available for all players on PC

Hot off the heels of their big reveal as part of the EVO Online open tournament lineup, Skullgirls' playerbase woke up to another nice surprise for the fighting game.

The PC version of Skullgirls has been fully updated to include the previous beta improvements to the game's online netcode along with some other changes / additions to its systems.

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EVO Online details revealed with 5 weeks of events, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate removed from lineup

With the cancellation of the main EVO 2020 event due to worries about the coronavirus pandemic, organizers have pivoted to move the event online with a newfound focus on fighting games with the best netplay around.

The first details for EVO Online have been revealed via an announcement trailer which will be split up over five weekends and features a very drastic change up to the events and games originally planned to take place.

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Skullgirls adds Wi-Fi indicator for online play on top of netcode improvements

Skullgirls released all the way back in 2012 which has since evolved after a multitude of big updates and re-releases and continues now in 2020 to improve what is already considered one of the best online experiences in fighting games.

Following the recent patches to upgrade the game's already great rollback netplay, Skullgirls programmer and designer Mike Zaimont has updated the PC version to add a Wi-Fi indicator for the online modes.

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The blindfolded touch of death challenge adds a new spin to perfecting muscle memory in fighting games

Performing a touch of death in a fighting game is usually a difficult feat. However, some players have opted to take this challenge a step further.

There's a "blindfoldedtodchallenge" hashtag on Twitter where players may dare one another to perform a touch of death in a fighting game... while blindfolding themselves.

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Steam's massive Golden Week sale offers huge discounts for Japanese fighting games and their DLC to keep us busy in quarantine

With the month of May now finally upon us all, Japan is beginning their annual Golden Week celebrations which includes an absolute buttload of video game sales for those of us who don't even live in the country.

Steam's massive Golden Week Sale is now live and is offering some of the best discounts we've seen for Japanese fighting games on PC in quite some time — it's way bigger than the PlayStation holiday sale also still going on for the time being.

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Skullgirls receives an improved netcode update initially created by a fan of the game

With pretty much the entirety of the fighting game community shifting their focus to online play for the time being, titles that already had some of the best online experiences around have seen some resurgence in popularity within playerbases.

Skullgirls is often regarded as one of those fighting games with the best online play around with its GGPO rollback netcode though it's now currently in the process of receiving a new upgrade to those systems for players on PC.

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Frosty Faustings XII results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Frosty Faustings XII is going on this weekend and the action will be happening in Chicago, Illinois.

Players set to attend include EG|NYChrisG, Illusion|LostSoul, Dramatik|RedBlade, Disrupt|Shadow20z, AMTRS|Score, AN|KizzieKay, Teresa, 1UP|PepperySplash, CATPION|Daymendou, PG|MarlinPie, BC|LordKnight, Rikir, EQNX|CuddleCore, Foo, AXL|Boom, GeTV|Sandman, BNP|Gosuda, BDG|DidimoKOF, LordJimmyBones, KPB|JDR, IThatGuy-_-, MC|GCYoshi13, BDG|SubatomicSabers, KPB|Magnets, Elyon, BxA|Argenrost, Incendiate, 1L2P|Burrity Vorhees, Crescent|RobTV, Flux, EQNX|Brian_F, TS|Arturo Sanchez, PG|Kitana Prime, UTAE|Coosco, Disrupt|Joonya20z, JoeyD, LTL, ScrawtVermillion, Betadood, Crescent|Doza, Armada|Ned, dB|Yeti, Zinoto, Daze, ZomBmu and many more.

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The EventHubs crew ranks the best / worst fighting games of the 2010's from Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to Persona 4 Arena, Street Fighter 5 and beyond

As we come to the start of a brand new decade, it gives all of us the perfect time to reflect on the journey of the last 10 years and boy has it been a journey in the realm of fighting games and the FGC as a whole.

We'd previously asked the community what you all thought the best / most important fighting games of the 2010's were, and so now the EventHubs team members themselves have come together to rank their favorite fighters of the decade in our very own tier lists.

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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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Update: Skullgirls 2nd Encore finds a new home on Nintendo Switch next week, Xbox One version delayed indefinitely

Update: Skybound Games has confirmed Skullgirls' release date for the Switch with a new trailer while at the same time announcing that the Xbox One version of 2nd Encore has been delayed indefinitely with more information added to the story below.

Lab Zero Games just released their sophomore gaming endeavor with Indivisible last week, but now their original work is about to find a new home as well.

Skullgirls 2nd Encore will launch on Nintendo Switch a week from today on October 22 according to the game's eShop page listing.

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