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With Guilty Gear Strive, Game Pass finally has a fighting game worthy of the Series X

Arc System Works’ gorgeous fighter is more than just a solid 2D fighting game oozing with style; it’s a graphical masterclass. Now, I’m not saying Game Pass hasn’t had its share of decent fighters pass through it: the service has been home to Tekken 7, Soul Calibur 6, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Mortal Kombat 11 and – more recently – JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle R. There have also been the more… ambitious games, you know, the ones that mean well but don’t really stick the landing (Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid, I’m looking at you). Who will be your…

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One of the best modern fighting games is getting rollback netcode later this month

With the online infrastructure overhauled, we’re about to see a new wave of online warriors. One of the best modern fighting games out there, Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2, is receiving a hugely important rollback netcode update on January 20. What this means is that the game, one that has a fond place in the hearts of many a fighting game player, will have a far less frustrating online experience with less lag and freezes. That is, as long as it is implemented well. Speaking of Guity Gear… Check out the Strive trailer for Bridget here! The news comes via…

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Best of 2022: Signalis, and Connor’s runner-up choice

One of the best horror games released in decades, and a memorial for a wacky contender. My game of the year for 2022 is Signalis. A survival horror title that I feel absolutely deserves a space among the genre’s best like Silent Hill 2. It is a 10/10 game, I have very few complaints and all of them are gripes and nitpicks. It is well worth playing. You couldn’t enjoy these top-tier Game Pass games without a top-tier console. Signalis Created by a Germany-based duo Rose Engine, Signalis provides an experience that somehow both submerges itself in its inspiration, and…

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DNF Duel Review: An absurd fighter that pulls no punches

Certainly one of the wildest fighting games we’ve seen in a while. It’s a chaotic moment in the world of fighting games right now. These games, typically at their best when played next to some other tryhard at a weekly tournament at some bar with cheap pints, or at a packed, sweltering hotel conference room filled with PS4s and a few CRTVs buzzing away desperate for death, were ripped away from those environments. The Fighting games genre was hit hard by the pandemic, and only now as DNF Duel releases is the scene returning to something approaching business as usual….

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Here’s your first look at River City Girls 2

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Tokyo Game Show 2021 has blessed us with a great debut trailer for River City Girls 2, a follow-up to 2019’s popular beat ’em. We already knew that River City Girls 2 was in the works, but we’ve not seen a lot about it since it was revealed earlier this year. Now, thanks to a new trailer shown off at Tokyo Games Show 2021, we’ve actually been able to see the follow-up to the 2019 indie hit in action –…

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Take a look at the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer here

By Dom Peppiatt 17 May 2021 20:42 GMT Bandai Namco and Arc System Works have revealed the Guilty Gear Strive story trailer today, ahead of the game’s launch in June.Fighting games stories are typically off-the-wall, hyperactive nonsense – and any Guilty Gear veteran will tell you this series is no different.Still, players typically only want an excuse to see electric match-ups, take a tour of all the stages, and have a reason to go all-out with their chosen characters when it comes to single-player modes in fighting games… and it looks like the eighth mainline installment in the series is…

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Guilty Gear Strive’s next beta coming to PS5 and PS4 in May

We’re getting one more Guilty Gear Strive beta before release.Just a few days after February’s Guilty Gear Strive beta, developer Arc System Works pushed back the game’s release all the way to June. The move was sudden, particularly as the February beta was supposed to be the last chance to play the game ahead of launch.Watch on YouTubeTo compensate for the delay, Arc System Works said it will try to make another beta available ahead of launch. Well, the studio has now confirmed that it’s actually happening.The next Guilty Gear Strive open beta, live May 13-16, will be available on…

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Guilty Gear Strive may get another beta ahead of delayed released date

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 15:59 GMT Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works announced earlier this week that the fighting game was getting pushed back to June – but it may at least get another beta.After the developer posted a note to Twitter, explaining online lobbies and server stability need work – hence the delay – the studio has now noted that the game may get another beta ahead of launch to check everything is working as it should do.During the New Game+ Expo, Arc System Works noted that another beta test is being considered with improvements in line…

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Dragon Ball FighterZ gets Gogeta SS4 later this week

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 7 March 2021 12:37 GMT Bandai Namco has revealed that Gogeta SS4 is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ later this week, and revealed a new trailer for the powerful fighter.During the Dragon Ball Games Battle Hour event that took place on Saturday, March 6, the publisher revealed that the newest fighter to fill out the burgeoning roster would arrive on March 12. If you own FighterZ Pass 3, you will be able to play as Super Saiyan 4 Gogeta on March 10.Gogeta, who was announced alongside Super Baby 2 back in December 2020, is known to Dragon Ball…

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Guilty Gear Strive delayed to June

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 4 March 2021 09:10 GMT Not even a game coming out in four weeks is safe from delays.Guilty Gear Strive developer Arc System Works has this morning announced that the anticipated fighting game is being pushed back to June 11, a two-months delay.The developer revealed the news in a note posted to Twitter, calling out things like online lobbies and server stability as areas in need of some extra work.“Since we have received valuable feedback after the recent open beta test, we would like to make the most of this opportunity to provide the best game…

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Guilty Gear Strive beta extended for a few extra days

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 21 February 2021 12:42 GMT The open beta test for Guilty Gear Strive will now carry on until February 23, giving you more time to test out the upcoming fighting game.The online test for ArcSystemWorks’ latest project was supposed to go offline on February 21, but thanks to some server issues impacting the early stages of the beta, the developer has decided to extend it for a few extra days.Some serious server errors rendered the game unplayable when the open beta first kicked off late last week. Eager for players to experience as much of the…

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Guilty Gear Strive PS4 and PS5 open beta kicks off February 19

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 6 February 2021 16:58 GMT Customers who pre-ordered any digital version for PS4 or PS5 can play two days early.The open beta for Guilty Gear Strive will start on February 19, Bandai Namco has announced.As mentioned above, if you pr-ordered any digital version of the game, you can jump into the open beta two days early on February 17.For everyone else, you can download it on February 18, but it won’t be playable until the servers go live on the 19th.The open beta will run through February 21.During the tester, you will be able to play…


Guilty Gear Strive coming to PS4, PS5 and PC in April 2021

By Dom Peppiatt, Sunday, 11 October 2020 16:18 GMT Developer Arc System Works has confirmed that Guilty Gear Strive is launching for PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam on April 9, 2021.Originally, the game was due to release in late 2020, but the title was pushed back into 2021 thanks to development issues arising as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.If you’re super eager to get your hands on the game, you will be able to play three days early (on April 6) if you pick up the Deluxe or Ultimate Editions of the title.Speaking of which, the Deluxe Edition will…