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'Samurai Shodown' Could Be the Breakout Game at Evo. Here's Why.

Because it's built to capture the tension of a Kurosawa duel, this reboot of SNK's weapon based fighting game is incredible to watch.
Aevee Bee

Remembering Fighting Games' Fatalities Arms Race

We look back at the Mortal Kombat wannabes with two games industry veterans from the blood-soaked early 1990s.
William Barboza

‘Eternal Champions’ Is the Game That Quenched a Teenage Thirst for Gore

It was more messily slapstick than outright offensive, but Sega's fighter took a look at Mortal Kombat's fatalities and said: we can do better.
Mike Diver

There's a Mad Dash to Sign Fighting-Game Players to eSports Teams

Once marginalized, fighting games are becoming part of the mainstream eSports scene, and top teams are signing Street Fighter and Super Smash Bros. players.
Marc Shaw

Street Fighter Has Become the World's Smallest Premier eSport, and That’s OK

It's the most famous fighting game in the world, yet pro-level Street Fighter is so very far away from the big money competitions of other eSports.
Gareth Dutton

EVO, The World's Biggest Fighting Game Competition, Is Grassroots Esports At Its Best

This weekend, the best fighting game players in the world will descend on Las Vegas. It's not as corporate as you'd expect.
Luke Winkie
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All Superheroes Need Suits of Armor Now, Says the New ‘Injustice 2’ Trailer

The Batman versus Superman versus The Flash versus Aquaman versus who gives a shit fighter is out in 2017.
Mike Diver

What Would 'Street Fighter II' Characters Look Like Today if They Aged?

This is what the eight playable characters of Capcom's 1991 classic might look like today.
Various; Illustrations by Stephen Maurice Graham
VICE vs Video games

How Yoshinori Ono Brought Street Fighter Back from the Dead

VICE Gaming sat down with Yoshinori Ono, the producer of "Street Fighter IV" and the imminent fifth main game in the franchise, to talk resets and reputations.
Andi Hamilton
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What It's Like to Be a Professional ‘Street Fighter IV’ Player

Benjamin Simon, a.k.a. "Problem X," is the best "Street Fighter IV" player in the UK, and he's looking to improve while pushing the British Street Fighter scene forward.
Andi Hamilton
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The 20th Anniversary of ‘Tekken 2’ Shows How Slowly Video Games Evolve

In the years since Namco's PlayStation fighter was released, video games look as if they've changed a lot. But they haven't.
Ed Smith
VICE vs Video games

‘WWE 2K16’ Slams Its Predecessor, But Is This Wrestling Game Perfection?

With last year's game failing to satisfy wrestling fans, "2K16" has to pull out every signature move in the book to make amends.
Mike Diver