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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Manually Updated 17,000 Killer Instinct Arcade Cabinets To Combat Exploits In 1994

    Did You Know Gaming's latest episode takes a look at Rare's Killer Instinct. You will learn about how the game was nearly called Brute Force, how Orchid almost wore a red outfit and was almost called Roxy Rave or Wanda, and how the game brought in nearly $1,000 a week for some arcades. You will... More
  • Blog Post: Season Two Killer Instinct Fighter Maya Trailer Teases New Combatant

    Returning Killer Instinct fighter Maya is coming to the Xbox One title soon, and a new trailer shows her knife throwing skills in action. Maya is part of Killer Instinct's second season, which also includes T.J. Combo , as well other unannounced fighters. You can check out the trailer for Maya below... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Brings Sunset Overdrive, Halo, Ori, And More To PAX

    Microsoft has announced its lineup for this weekend’s Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington. In addition to welcoming people to campus to sample ID@Xbox titles , there will be a significant Xbox presence at the show. If you’re in Seattle, you can get hands-on time with Sunset Overdrive... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Instinct Punches Its Way To Retail With Bonus Fighter

    Microsoft and Iron Galaxy's revival of the classic Killer Instinct fighting franchise was an early standout of the Xbox One lineup, now the game with being released on disc with a little extra. Today, Microsoft announced that a retail version of the previously download-only game entitled Killer Instinct... More
  • Blog Post: Returning Fighter Maya Confirmed For Killer Instinct Season Two

    Despite the bright red glow that seemed to hint at the return of Cinder during E3's T.J. Combo reveal , the next confirmed fighter for Killer Instinct's second season is the Amazonian knife-wielding princess, Maya. Maya was revealed at this year's EVO 2014 tournament. According to a report... More
  • Blog Post: Anyone Can Be A Pro Gamer At This Year's San Diego Comic-Con

    From Friday July 24 to Sunday July 27, Comic-Con patrons will be able to play on the Major League Gaming main stage. Titanfall, Forza Motorsport 5, and Killer Instinct will be taking center stage at the convention and can be played by anyone with a badge. The games will be streamed on MLG.tv, the company's... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Instinct, Trials, And Mirrors Edge Coming To Minecraft

    Microsoft has announced a bevy of new skins coming to the Xbox 360 version of Minecraft. The upcoming set pulls from Killer Instinct, Trials, and Mirror’s Edge. The pack, which is yet undated, features six blocky skins from Killer Instinct. Two Trials racers are also represented. The big surprise... More
  • Blog Post: Stop Hitting Yourself: T.J. Combo Comes To Killer Instinct [Trailer Added]

    Double Helix Games developed Killer Instinct for the Xbox One, but that doesn't mean the fighter is done. Iron Galaxy Studios is soon adding boxer T.J. Combo to the mix. Microsoft is prepping a season two of downloadable releases for Killer Instinct, and it looks like T.J. Combo is the first fighter... More
  • Blog Post: Fulgore, Arcade Mode Go Live With Killer Instinct Update

    Late last month Microsoft announced that Fulgore and an arcade mode would be coming to Killer Instinct in April. Today, you can grab the sizeable title update. This 6.8 GB add-on includes the cyborg fighter Fulgure, eight-player lobbies, arcade mode, and the ability to spectate matches. This is the last... More
  • Blog Post: Divekick Dev Takes Over Killer Instinct, Fulgore Gets April Release Date

    With Double Helix having parted ways with Microsoft following the studio’s acquisition by Amazon , a new developer for Killer Instinct was needed. Microsoft has tapped Divekick studio Iron Galaxy, with a transition currently in progress. Speaking with Polygon , Iron Galaxy says it won’t turn... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Instinct Composer Putting Together New Killer Cuts Compilation

    When Killer Instinct released for Super Nintendo in 1995, it came packaged with a soundtrack CD called Killer Cuts. Mick Gordon, composer on the recent Killer Instinct, is putting together a new Killer Cuts compilation for the Xbox One game. Alright #KillerInstinct fans, lets do this!!!: What would you... More
  • Blog Post: Skeletal Warrior Spinal Joins Killer Instinct Roster Today

    Killer Instinct is getting its first downloadable character today. The cackling skeleton Spinal joins the fray. Spinal uses his spectral abilities to teleport, grab, and pop up opponents. He also can summon ghost skulls to throw at his foes. The new video shows off Spinal’s moves and his wriggling... More
  • Blog Post: Double Helix Delivers Three New Spinal Screens For Killer Instinct

    Spinal is coming to Killer Instinct as a DLC fighter this month, and Double Helix has published three new screen shots of him in action. Earlier this month , Jago was rotated out as the free character, and Sabrewulf was added. We're not sure the exact date that Spinal will be available, but Double... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Rotates Killer Instinct Free Character, Sabrewulf Available

    One of the things that makes League of Legends so popular (and profitable) is Riot’s weekly rotating champion roster. It keeps things fresh, and entices people to come back for different experiences. Now, Microsoft and Double Helix are doing something similar with Killer Instinct. Jago, who has... More
  • Blog Post: Review Round-Up 11/26/2013

    There has been a lot to see since the two new consoles made their debut, and you may have missed some of our reviews. Lucky for you, we’ve pulled our reviews and impressions together in one convenient place. This week we have a wide range of titles on the review block, but just like last week ... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Instinct And Zoo Tycoon: Review Note

    With the PlayStation 4 launch behind us, reviews have begun to hit for upcoming Xbox One games. Though you can find several of them on our site, we're going to wait a little longer before posting the reviews for Killer Instinct and Zoo Tycoon. We have been having technical difficulties with Killer... More
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Handing Out Free Xbox Ones, Copies Of Killer Instinct

    If you are a long-time Xbox user, you might want to check your inbox. Microsoft has been sending out free consoles, retail games, and copies of the full version of Xbox One title Killer Instinct. A tweet from Microsoft’s official Xbox account gives us a little insight into how people were chosen... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Instinct Teams Up With Penny Arcade To Release Limited Box Version

    Microsoft and Penny Arcade are working together to release a limited version of Killer Instinct. There still won't be a disc, or an official retail release, but there will be a box. The boxed version of the game, which you can only get from Microsoft's store , comes with a download code for the... More
  • Blog Post: Killer Instinct Priced In Two Different Bundles

    Following this morning's announcements, we got hands-on time with Killer Instinct. The game plays very smoothly, with four of the six launch characters playable at the Microsoft showcase. Jago, Glacius, Sabrewulf, and Chief Thunder are all available for testing. Two more characters will be announced... More
  • Blog Post: First Screens Of Xbox One's Killer Instinct Revival

    A new trailer was shown for a brand new Killer Instinct coming exclusively to Xbox One. It had no numbers after the title or subtitles following a colon. The game is simply Killer Instinct. Along with gameplay, and the familiar over the top announcer announcing fighter names and shouting “Ultra... More
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