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Platform SNES, Game Boy Publisher Nintendo Developer Rare Release Date 1995-08-30

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MLG sponsoring walk-up tournaments at San Diego Comic-Con

Tournaments featuring Titanfall, Forza Motorsport 5 and Killer Instinct will be staged during San Diego Comic-Con and will be streamed over Major League Gaming's apps for Xbox 360 and Xbox One, MLG announced on Friday. The tournaments will be open to anyone with a Comic-Con badge, and their performances will be livestreamed via MLG.tv. Competitors also will play with or against YouTube personalities like JahovasWitniss, NobodyEpic, LEGIQN and KyrSp33dy. The events will take place in the Xbox Gaming Lounge, held off-site at the Manchester Grand Hyatt during San Diego Comic-Con. Competition runs from 11 to 6 pm July 24, 11 to 8 pm July 25, and 11 to 5 pm July 27.

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Killer Instinct's next confirmed character isn't Cinder, it's Maya

The next fighter confirmed for Killer Instinct's second season on Xbox One will be Maya, last seen in Killer Instinct 2 in 1996. The game's developers announced her return during a panel at Evo 2014 in Las Vegas. Killer Instinct fans had expected the next reveal to be Cinder, from the original Killer Instinct, after glimpsing what figured to be a visual tease of his fiery form in an E3 trailer. If Cinder's still on the way, that news is going to be shared later. GameSpot was at the panel where Maya was announced; the Amazonian princess will return with two blades that can level up to an unblockable bouncing projectile after a long series of consecutive strikes. However, she can drop a dagger if her strike with it misses, resetting the level counter. For more on Evo 2014, see this...

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Here's what Xbox is bringing to San Diego Comic Con 2014, including a Halo first look

Halo fans attending San Diego Comic Con will get a first look at Halo Nightfall, the episodic series from producer Ridley Scott, according to an Xbox Wire post detailing Xbox's 2014 presence at the convention. Xbox-related panels will discuss Halo: The Master Chief Collection July 25 at 10:15 a.m., Sunset Overdrive July 24 at 5 p.m. and the upcoming documentary about Atari's E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial landfill July 25 at 3:30 p.m. Microsoft will bring the following games to SDCC, split between its booth and an Xbox Lounge at the Manchester Grand Hyatt: The Crew Dance Central Spotlight Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved Disney Infinity 2.0 The Evil Within Evolve Fable Legends Fenix Rage Forza Motorsport 5 Forza Horizon 2 IDARB Killer Instinct Kinect Sports...

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Evo 2014 tournament stream schedule details three days of fighting game action

The Twitch stream schedule for this year's Evo fighting game championship series is now available, along with the tournament's brackets for the three days of fighting game battles. You watch the tournament from the two streams: SrkEvo1 and SrkEvo2. Capcom Pro Tour will broadcast all of the Ultra Street Fighter 4 pools through its official channel. Super Smash Bros. Melee will join a roster of six other fighting games this year. On Friday, the pools, quarter finals and semifinals for Ultra Street Fighter 4 will take place. Friday will also see pools for Super Smash Bros. Melee and pools and semifinals for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Injustice: Gods Among Us. Saturday will feature pools, semifinals and quarter finals for Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Quarter finals and semifinals for K...

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Thousands sign up for Street Fighter, Marvel vs. Capcom, Super Smash Bros. at Evo 2014

The Evo 2014 fighting game tournament will host thousands of competitive fighters, nearly 2,000 of whom will be playing developer Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter 4, Evo's Joey Cuellar revealed on Twitter. Tournament registration just ended, and these are the players and games, according to Cuellar: Ultra Street Fighter 4 – 1,979 players Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 – 1,014 Super Smash Bros. Melee – 970 BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma – 508 Killer Instinct – 338 King of Fighters 13 – 319 Injustice: Gods Among Us – 311 Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 257 Evo 2014 will take place at the LVH Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas from July 11-13. Last month, organizers announced that its Indie Showcase will include games like Messhof's pixelated fencing game Nidhogg and Matt Thorson's...

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Evolve leads E3 2014 critics nominations

The Game Critics Awards nominations have been announced, detailing the games that most impressed reviewers and reporters at E3 2014. The awards are generally highly regarded by publishers and developers, who use nominations and wins in game marketing. Evolve leads with six nominations, followed by Destiny and Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege with four nominations each. Polygon reporters contributed to the voting process. You can read our full E3 coverage here as well as view every E3 trailer here. Best of Show Alien: Isolation (Creative Assembly/Sega) Batman: Arkham Knight (Rocksteady/WBIE) Evolve (Turtle Rock/2K Games) Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Monolith/WBIE) No Man's Sky (Hello Games) Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal/Ubisoft) Best Original Game D...

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Killer Instinct will be in Major League Gaming's Anaheim lineup

Xbox One-exclusive fighting game Killer Instinct will be in Major League Gaming's official lineup for its tournament in Anaheim, MLG confirmed to Polygon today. The tournament will run from June 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, and players will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000. Other games that have been confirmed for the tournament include Call of Duty: Ghosts, StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm and Super Smash Bros. Melee. Passes to compete in the Killer Instinct tournament will go on sale Thursday April 24 at 5 p.m. ET. Spectator passes are now on sale. MLG will announce further details about the Killer Instinct track of the tournament tomorrow. Details about how to compete and attend MLG Anaheim are available via the MLG website.

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Killer Instinct rolls out 6.8 GB Fulgore title update

Microsoft Studios has begun rolling out the Fulgore title update for Killer Instinct, which introduces the season's eighth and final add-on character, the cyborg knight Fulgore, and an Arcade Mode. Weighing in at 6.8 GB, the update adds online lobbies featuring eight-player rooms and a spectating functionality. Killer Instinct's update was developed by the title's developer Double Helix Games, which was acquired by Amazon in February. Microsoft has since brought a new developer onto the title, Iron Galaxy Studios,  developer of 2011's Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Online Edition and 2013's Divekick. "Before we were ever talking about this, I was a fan of the game,"  Dave Lang, CEO of Iron Galaxy, told Polygon in an interview. "And to get to now take it over and start with this great...

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Killer Instinct update resets Jail and patches Spinal

Double Helix Games plans to issue a Killer Instinct update to resolve and reset the buggy Jail mode, according to a post on the developer's forums, and introduce fixes for problems with the latest fighter Spinal. The upcoming update will reset Jail stats for players, fix a bug where both players would go to Jail on disconnect and adjust the disconnect percentage. Fixes for Spinal includes teleport causing crash and de-sync in corner against back dashing opponents; manuals being unbreakable and counter breakers not being accessible after using the dive kick as an opener; and, Spinal skeleport linker not crossing up correctly. The developer rolled out the Spinal update late last month introducing the new mode where if a player in ranked match reaches a disconnect percentage of 15...

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Killer Instinct's Orchid replaces Thunder as free character

Orchid is now free in Double Helix Games' free-to-play fighting game Killer Instinct, knocking out  the tomahawk-wielding American Indian brawler Thunder. The fighter was featured in the original Killer Instinct title and had the ability to transform into a fire cat. Orchid's return was first teased in a Killer Instinct trailer in September, depicting the fighter making a fire cat materialize. Last month, Thunder replaced Sabrewulf, who replaced Jago earlier. Known previously as Chief Thunder in previous games, Thunder was redesigned as a more aggressive "superhuman, fantastical character" according to design director David Verfaillie. Killer Instinct launched alongside the Xbox One in November. Players can purchase individual fighters for $4.99 with multi-character packs available...

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  • Super Nintendo Entertainment System
    • Released 08/30/1995
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Rare
  • Game Boy
    • Publisher Nintendo
    • Developer Rare
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