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Killer Instinct: Season 2 begins with TJ Combo

By Ozzie Mejia, Jun 09, 2014 2:19pm PDT

Iron Galaxy is ready to pick up the ball left behind by Double Helix and continue on through the next season of Killer Instinct. And they're wasting no time in bringing back another one of the series' favorite fighters by debuting the pugilistic TJ Combo.

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Killer Instinct finishes season with Fulgore and Arcade Mode

By Steve Watts, Apr 09, 2014 11:00am PDT

The first season of Killer Instinct has come to a close, with the release of its final playable character. The so-'90s-it-hurts cyborg knight Fulgore joins the cast along with a new Arcade Mode.

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Killer Instinct patch to fix Spinal crash and broken 'Jail' system

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 20, 2014 12:45pm PST

Spinal's debut in Killer Instinct was marred by bugs and crashes. The next update promises to fix these issues, including the 'Jail' issues and crashes caused by Spinal's teleport move.

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Strider review: still sharp

By Robert Workman, Feb 18, 2014 12:01am PST

It's been nearly 15 years Capcom's Strider series last slashed the original PlayStation.

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"Any reports on differences in visual quality/performance across platforms?"

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Strider retrospective reintroduces Hiryu

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 12, 2014 4:30pm PST

Strider arrives next week on PC and consoles, but some of you may not be familiar with the badass ninja. Thankfully, Capcom is helping out with a retrospective video and also detailing a pre-order bonus for the PC version along the way.

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Killer Instinct will have 'new development partner' after Double Helix sale

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 06, 2014 11:15am PST

According to Microsoft, the company will be working with a new developer for future updates on the franchise.

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"Yes but that is 2008. If the rumors are true that they are developing a console, it will be ..."

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Amazon acquires Double Helix Games

By Ozzie Mejia, Feb 05, 2014 10:15pm PST

Amazon has taken a major step forward into the world of game development by confirming its purchase of Double Helix, the development studio behind Killer Instinct and Strider.

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"and there is MOJO also coming. I just hope that Amazon abandons this sinking, burning ship ..."

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Strider carving onto PC and consoles starting February 18

By Steve Watts, Feb 05, 2014 9:00am PST

Strider is set to release on PS3 and PS4 on February 18, then PC, Xbox 360, and Xbox One on February 19. It will be $14.99 across all platforms. Capcom also revealed new Challenge Modes today.

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Killer Instinct debuts Spinal with new rage quit rules

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 31, 2014 7:15am PST

Spinal makes his debut in Killer Instinct today and he brings along with him some new rules aimed at deterring rage quitters.

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"definitely! Too bad xbone doesnt tell me when people are online. I have to open seperate ..."

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Killer Instinct tags Thunder in as free-to-play character

By Steve Watts, Jan 24, 2014 7:15am PST

Killer Instinct has swapped out it's free-to-play character again, this time offering Thunder.

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Strider set to strike in February

By Ozzie Mejia, Jan 23, 2014 3:50pm PST

Strider takes on his old enemies in a new trailer, which also confirms a February release for Double Helix's revival of the classic franchise.

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Killer Instinct's new free character is Sabrewulf

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 06, 2014 8:15am PST

Free-to-play fighter Killer Instinct has for the first time switched the character available to everyone for free, rotating out Jago for lycanthrope Sabrewulf. You can still buy the fighting monk, of course. The change came with a new patch last week, which also brought twea...

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"It is a Microsoft property so I would say yeah stop dreaming."

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Strider's soundtrack includes remixed classic tracks

By Ozzie Mejia, Dec 13, 2013 6:00am PST

The music of the upcoming Strider reboot will be recognizable to fans of the franchise, as it modernizes many of the classic franchise's most iconic tunes.

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Killer Instinct review: Combo Broken

By Ozzie Mejia, Nov 18, 2013 6:00am PST

Microsoft and Double Helix make a valiant effort to revive the Killer Instinct franchise, but this Xbox One launch title sadly suffers from a lack of variety and game modes.

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"Would love to have the original Killer Instinct arcade and N64 games on Wii U."

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Microsoft gives away free Xbox One systems and Killer Instinct games to select fans

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 06, 2013 11:00am PST

Check your inbox, Xbox folks. Microsoft may have dropped a nice surprise for you over the evening.

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"Another website had mentioned a required gamerscore of at least 75,000. After that though it ..."

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