Universal Fighting Game Guide: Hit Confirms

When I first started getting into fighting games as a kid, one of my favourite things to do in Street Fighter II was to perform the classic two-hit combo of crouching heavy punch into heavy shoryuken. If it connected, it did a devastating amount of damage. However, if it missed, it left me wide open for a counter attack. For years, I simply thought that was the cost of doing business. It wasn’t until I got into the genre seriously that I learned a better way.

In this edition of the Universal Fighting Game Guide, we will cover the concept of hit confirmation, or hit confirms for short. By understanding how hit confirms work, you can maximize your offensive potential while minimizing your risk!

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News Tidbits from EVO 2017

Besides being the battleground for the biggest fighting game tournament in the world, EVO has become a hotbed for fighting game news. Below are just a few of the big news stories to come out of this year’s event!

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EVO 2017 Starts Today!

The biggest open fighting game tournament in the world begins today!

From July 14-16th, the Evolution Championship Series brings thousands of fighting game players from around the world to compete in nine of the biggest games. This year’s lineup includes:

  • Street Fighter V
  • Injustice 2
  • Tekken 7
  • Guilty Gear Xrd: Rev 2
  • Super Smash Bros. Melee
  • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
  • BlazBlue: Central Fiction
  • King of Fighters: XIV
  • Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

If you’re not in Vegas to watch the action, fret not! You can watch on the following Twitch channels:

EVO

EVO2

EVO3

EVO4

Capcom Fighters

Tekken

NetherRealm

I’ll be glued to the computer all weekend watching as much of the action I can. Get hype!


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