At MakeUseOf, we love fighting games. We’ve covered them in-depth plenty of times, and it’s because they are downright awesome. We’ve talked about some of the best games coming in 2013, and we’ve covered plenty of other fighting game action. After all, fighting games are one of the most dominate games in the esports scene, behind MOBAs like League of Legends and Dota 2.
Today, we are going to look at some websites that all hardcore fighting game fans need to spend some time using. In spite of a brief decline a few years ago, fighting games are on the rise in a big way. New games are being announced at an incredible rate, and gamers are chomping at the bit to get their hands on the latest in the genre.
Even at E3 this year, with the Xbox One and PS4 being shown, games like Super Smash Brothers grabbed a great deal of attention. If you love this genre of games and want to know the latest happenings in the genre, these are the best websites to find what you need.
This is the go to website for fighting game fans. Its news section is updated constantly, so you will always know what is up and coming. Whether you want to know about the new game announcements, hardware releases, or news from the competitive scene, this website has you covered in a big way.
Speaking of the competitive scene, this site is critical to the growth of tournament fighting games. In addition, Shoryuken also features a podcast, and tons of videos dedicated to the fighting game community. Going even further, they even have a store where fans can come and pick up some cool swag to let their friends know how much they love fighting games.
Neogaf is the single biggest video game forum on the net. It is filled with tons of users talking about all kinds of topics. Of course, fight games like these are part of the discussion.
Every week there is a thread called Fighting Games Weekly. This thread keeps track of the biggest happenings in the fighting game scene. If you want to know where and when the biggest events are going down in the week to come, this thread is the place to go. Thankfully, the moderators at Neogaf make it easy because they pin the thread to the top each week, so all you have to do is jump on the gaming forum, and the thread will be right there for you.
In terms of looks, this site appears a little dated. In fact, I almost didn’t include it because the site actually still uses frames. That being said, I would have been a fool not to give this site the attention it deserves. While it might not be the most moderns looking website on the list, the amount of content it brings to the table is truly staggering. Everything from news to videos is covered on Fighters Generation, and any fan could easily lose many, many hours browsing the content contained within.
If you are looking for more than the typical hardcore content most sites offered, the Funnies section of this site will be perfect for you. It contains entertaining articles and videos, all of which relate to fight games in one way or another. The site also has some fantastic art galleries where you can come check out alternate takes on your favorite characters. Once you get by the old look, you will love this website.
This is a relatively small Reddit in terms of the user base, but it is still active, and a great place to come and chat with other people who love fighting games just as much as you. There are new posts each day, and the sidebar provides useful links to other fighting game websites you may want to check out.
Of course, because it’s Reddit, the content is upvoted by users, so you can be sure the stuff that rises to the top is the absolute best out there. As with all Reddits, it will get better as more users jump in, so subscribe, and you will be glad you did.
If you fancy yourself a fan of fighting games, you need to bookmark each one of these sites, as they contain pretty much every piece of information you could ever desirer.
What fighting game websites do you recommend? Hit the comments section below and let us know!