Evo 2017: Dragon Ball FighterZ, an FGC Spirit Bomb

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Fighting game and Dragon Ball fans alike have been excited for this game — and Evo only stoked the fires.

LAS VEGAS — Ever since E3, fans have been chomping at the bit for any Dragon Ball FighterZ news they can get their hands on. It was no shock that once the game was announced to be available at Evo this weekend, fighting game players from all over lined up to finally experience it for themselves. Between the fan excitement and some interesting developer comments, Evo weekend was a great place for any DBFZ fan.

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FGC Painter Captures the Scene’s Spirit on Canvas

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The Fighting Game Community is a unique place, and this painter is capturing its spirit via art.

The fighting game community tends to be a diverse place, creating a mixed palette of personalities and faces. The range of distinct community faces makes the scene feel more vibrant and inclusive, and has actually inspired one man to paint the faces that have become staples of the scene. This painter’s name is Adam “P Diddle” Padilla, check out how he’s been using the FGC as his own personal muse.

Sitting Down with the Team Behind Upcoming Indie Fighter “Punch Planet”

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The world of indie gaming is always an interesting place. The norms of game creation and the formulas of game design we have come to expect just do not apply. Paying attention to successful indie titles is a fascinating endeavor, and today we have our eyes set on the latest independent project to visit the fighting game scene: Punch Planet.
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Interview with Carbon Gray: Experiences of a Female Cosplayer

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Combo Breaker is still fresh in everyone’s mind. The event was a blast for me personally, an experience I deeply and thoroughly enjoyed, and that’s a sentiment I’m sure many of the rest of the attendees would agree with. Unfortunately, not every member of the community was able to find the same level of enjoyment. I sat down with a cosplayer I met at the event, someone who was completely new to the fighting game community, and talked with her about her initial experiences and her takeaway from the event and the people she met. (more…)