Pick up some top tier spacing tips from Boxer-King for Tekken 7

Spacing is wildly important in Tekken 7, regardless of what character you play. So even if BoxeR-King‘s latest tutorial looks at the subject from the perspective of Tekken’s local Luchador, the advice here can benefit any player: Being mindful of both your opponent’s options and different ranges, and your own, is only one of the […]

The ego and fighting games: Why it’s the biggest detriment to player development

Recently, I played a Street Fighter V tournament online; I primarily play offline —  so my online rank might be a bit low to accurately reflect my offline skill level — but that night, I had the free time and wanted the extra practice. During the event, I played a significantly higher-ranked player, whom I beat 2-1 — eliminating them from the event. I sent them a […]

Dragon Ball Fighter Z roundup: Neutral guide and tons of touch-of-death combos

Touch of death combos are technically fine in “Versus” style fighters because the team aspect means that it’s only a third of your total “lifebar” gone when a character is knocked out. This is in addition to the fact these combos are resource intensive and — usually — situational. Dragon Ball FighterZ also protects the victims of character […]

VesperArcade breaks down footage of Blanka before he hits Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition

With Blanka hitting Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition in less than a week, players are looking to learn as much as they can about him before his arrival. To help these players out, VesperArcade has naturally provided a pre-release breakdown of the character. This video below follows up on his previous breakdown of Blanka’s reveal trailer. This […]

Escape Bayonetta’s combos in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U with this helpful primer from Rush Hour Smash

Following Frosbite 2018’s top 8 where Bayonetta made multiple appearances, the Smash 4 community has taken up its torches and pitchforks to go on a bit of a witch hunt. Despite her being able to kill off a single touch, Bayonetta is not unbeatable — as many pro Bayonetta players will attest to. While her […]

Learn how to punish common panic moves in Tekken 7

Panic buttons are a problem in any game. Tekken 7 is no exception, but many of these odd “panic buttons” can have odd recovery states you have to know about in order to punish properly, if you can at all. It doesn’t help any that panic buttons come in a wide variety of forms in […]

Here’s a video roundup of changes in the 2.1 version of Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2

Arcade users in Japan are lucky to already experience the newest Guilty Gear Xrd REV 2 patch, and they’ve been busy exploring the impact of the changes. In the meantime, the rest of the world is hungry for details and footage, to see how much their main character/most hated opponent have changed. While the consumer patch […]

World Warrior’s “Upgrade Your Arsenal” series shows off corner traps for Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition’s Ken

A fundamental aspect of 2D fighting games is pinning your opponent in the corner and keeping them there as long as possible. There’s a lot of different ways to do that in Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, but not many are as flashy or deceiving as Ken’s corner options. Most of the good stuff in World […]

Dragon Ball FighterZ roundup: Touch-of-deaths, Senzu healing glitch, and more!

Air-dash style fighters are always attractive for their free-form combo possibilities. It’s probably no surprise that the logical conclusion of such open-ended combo systems are touch-of-death combos, and our submissions are starting to reflect that. Let’s jump into the SRK tipline and see what the community is up to! KOF combo maker COMBONAUTS tries his hand […]

Hacker imports Story Mode “Hidden Stage” into online battle versus Tekken 7 Korean player CherryBerryMango

CherryBerryMango, a popular Korean Tekken 7 streamer (and a tournament force worth reckoning, as evidence by his defeat of Chanel at the Tekken World Tour 2017) encountered a surprise when playing on the PC version of Tekken 7 versus a use appropriately named “HiddenStage.” The stage, originally the story mode only setting for Alisa and Nina’s […]

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