Fighting Games

Fighting Games

Snoop Dogg is Banned—The Community That Reinvented 'Def Jam: Fight for NY'

An under-appreciated piece of fighting game history gets some overdue respect thanks to the fans that never let it die.
Ian Walker
Soul Calibur VI

'Soulcalibur VI' is a Return to Fighting Form

'Soulcalibur VI' moves the series forward by offering a furious, albeit beginner-friendly clash of fighting styles.
Eric Van Allen

Before 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' Blows Up at EVO, Here's What You Need to Know

Here's how 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' went from just another anime fighter to major competitive game, and what that means for this weekend's big tournament.
Eric Van Allen
Way of the Passive Fist

This Retro Brawler Lets You Customize the Difficulty to Suit Your Style

More games should steal these options from 'The Way of the Passive Fist'
Danielle Riendeau
Demetrious Johnson

UFC Champ Demetrious Johnson on Fighting Games, Streaming, and Fans

We play ‘Battlegrounds’ and interview the 11-time flyweight champion.
Danielle Riendeau

The Story Behind the Street Fighter RPG You Never Heard Of

Believe it or not, it was made in the 90s by White Wolf, the company behind gothic fantasy games like 'Vampire: The Masquerade.'
Ian Williams
Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite

Marvel vs. Capcom Is About Finding New Ways to Make Opponents Hate You

With 'MvC: Infinite', the series remains one of the most expressive and layered franchises in fighting games.
Josh Melnick
PAX Prime 2017

How the Biggest Moment in EVO History Influenced This Brawler

'Way of the Passive Fist' wants to teach players the path to victory doesn't always involve your fists.
Patrick Klepek
Fighting Games

'Absolver' Is a New Approach to Fighting Games in a Genre Desperate For It

With its weird world and customizable combos, this open-world adventure is a fighting game for players who don't like fighting games.
Matthew Gault
Fighting Games

'Street Fighter EX' Makers Return with Mysterious New Fighting Game

A studio with a cult following, Arika are back after a nearly two-decade hiatus.
Connor Trinske
At Play in the Carceral State

In 'Injustice 2,' Even Our Heroes Are Authoritarian Assholes

A battle between Superman and Batman showcases the limit of the superhero allegory.
Yussef Cole
Fighting Games

Why Combo Breaker Is the Place to Fall in Love With Fighting Games

We head to the Midwest’s premier fighting game tournament to mingle with faithful fans and fighters.
William Barboza