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Nemo: Ryu is the strongest character in Street Fighter 5, because of one over-powered move

Now that the dust from Street Fighter 5's launch window has settled, and we're days away from welcoming the second DLC character into the game's roster, several top players in the Japanese FGC have felt that it is no longer premature to discuss character tiers for Capcom's latest.

One such player is Naoki "Nemo" Nemoto, and in a brief chat with renowned Guilty Gear player Koichi on Goziline -- a gaming blog started by former Arcadia magazine writer Taiga Asaba -- Nemo shares his thoughts on Street Fighter 5's top five and bottom three characters.

The way this worked was that Koichi first came up with a character tier diagram after discussing it with Asaba and another Goziline writer. Thinking that it probably did not very accurately reflect high-level player, Koichi decided to seek Nemo's opinion for further amendments.

Nemo: (After seeing the diagram) ...What's with this tier diagram? (Laughs)

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The brand new Dead or Alive 5: Last Round season pass will only cost you a measly 93 dollars...

You read that correctly, Dead or Alive 5: Last Round has a fourth season pass out, and it costs $92.99.

What do you get for your money? Over the course of the next three months you'll receive four different costume packs, totaling 78 costumes in all, and one new stage. Those who purchase in bulk will also get a special bonus Ayane 'Miyama Ageha' costume, seen below.

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Head over to the PlayStation Store to see all the details, and order. You can check out the season pass trailer, featuring a handful of the new outfits, below.

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'[Tekken X Street Fighter] is on hold at the moment' - Katsuhiro Harada notes difficulties in timing for project delays

GameSpot posted a video interview today with Katsuhiro Harada where he responds to questions regarding Tekken 7's development, how they're planning on addressing rage quitting, if he's ever been mistaken for Ono and more.

However, one question in particular stood up - the very first question brought up was regarding the development of Tekken X Street Fighter, the counterpart to 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken from Capcom. On the subject, Harada notes difficulty in releasing it due not wanting to split up the fanbases. You can find a snippet below.

When we develop fighting games, we try to keep the core community in mind as well as the wider audience that wants to play these games.

But currently the situation is with fighting games, you have Street Fighter V that just released--a lot of people are playing that fervently--and there's a large crowd out there waiting or Tekken 7.

You'll find more from Harada after the jump.

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'Low tier' doesn't mean you can't make top 8 - let's discuss a few characters who are deceptively low on the Street Fighter 5 tier list

As you may know, our Street Fighter 5 tiers launched back in February alongside the game itself. Since then, you guys have been casting your votes to not only determine who the best in the business is, but also to gauge how well each character does in their respective matchups. As a result, we've gotten to see how the rankings have evolved based on your input.

Looking back at the Capcom Pro Tour events that have already taken place, some of the data matches up quite nicely with our tiers. Chun-Li, for example, is ranked #1 at this time, and sure enough she's been represented by at least one player in almost every top 8 so far on the tour.

But what about other characters that are much lower on the list?

Today, we'll take a look at a few fighters that are well represented in tournament play despite them not appearing so high on the food chain.

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ESL bans YouPorn references at all events despite Team YP's clever censorship attempt

Electronic Sports League has decided they want absolutely no association with Team YouPorn, and have banned any and all representation of said team at their events.

Though team YouPorn, which actually goes by Team YP, has taken special care not to feature or directly associate with any explicit content, the fact that the organization's main contributor is a pornographic website has been a deal breaker for more than one major eSports organization.

Some tension arose last year during the Capcom Pro Tour when Capcom expressed hesitance on allowing YP|Valmaster and YP|Filipinoman to wear YP jerseys or feature the team's tag on stream. Team YP has made attempts to further soften tense undercurrents by creating censored jerseys with pixelated logos.

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Despite continued attempts to maintain a tasteful image in the eyes of the bigger eSports associations, YP has failed to get approval from ESL. Team YP manager Claire Fisher expressed a few of her own thoughts on the matter to GamesBeat.

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Guile is hot-blooded, likes American coffee, and fights for peace - check out his Street Fighter 5 bio, stats, and attributes here

Street Fighter 5's Guile has been unveiled, and already he's making waves across the internet.

Though his trailer was released this morning, which showed quite a bit of what he can do, there's still a bit more information about the latest DLC fighter left to look over.

The official, Japanese Street Fighter 5 website recently updated to incorporate Guile, and with this new addition came the character's bio, a chart showing his in-game stats, and a handful of attributes.

Thanks to our very own MajinTenshinhan, we were able to score a full English translation.

To get started, check out Guile's Street Fighter 5 bio below.

Guile may look all calm and composed, but he's actually a very hot-blooded man. Both his looks and his speech is cool - a very hard-boiled fighter.

He fights for peace in his native country.

M. Bison's organization Shadaloo, which is a threat to peace all across the world, and also responsible for what happened to his friend Nash, makes this a very personal case for him.

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Updated: Guile now available, April update and servers live ahead of schedule

Updated again: Street Fighter 5's servers are back online ahead of schedule. Guile and the April update are now available for use. Guile is also live in our Street Fighter 5 tiers and stats sections now, and you can check out his trials after the jump.

Today's patch comes in at a little over 7GB and includes Guile, as well as a number of bug fixes.

Earlier: Street Fighter 5's Guile is on his way, and Capcom has released a fresh batch of screenshots in anticipation.

These hi-res images show the classic world warrior showing his best friend, Nash, what's what. We get a closer look at Guile's back breaker, Flash Kick, V-Skill, and many of the other tools he has at his disposal.

Below are just a few to get you started, but be sure to hit the jump to see the rest.

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Mira will join the Killer Instinct roster on April 27th; see her official trailer here

Update: We just received news, via Killer Instinct's Twitter, of Mira's official release date.

Earlier: Mira's official Killer Instinct trailer has been released, giving us another look at the vampiric femme fatale.

Iron Galaxy was kind enough to give us a preview of Mira at PAX two days ago, and so we've already gotten to see some of what the new character can do.

Mira specifically identifies Maya as her sister in this trailer, though we already heard rumors that these two were siblings some time back.

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Guile is Street Fighter 5's first fully charge-based character; see our breakdown of the all American fighter here

Guile is on the verge of jumping into Street Fighter 5, and after watching his showcase from Winner Stays On, we've got something of an idea of how he'll play. Nothing beats good old fashioned hands-on time, but we do have some general thoughts on him thus far.

Surely the most notable aspect of the character is that he's the first fully charge-based fighter in SF5. While others have a charge move or two, all of Guile's specials, including his Critical Art, are traditional charge moves.

We naturally begin to wonder whether or not this will hinder his progress in this more rush down heavy game, but we have faith that developers had this all in mind when creating Guile.

Before we start delving into any one aspect of the character, check out this monster Crush Counter combo into Critical Art.


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Street Fighter 5 servers to be down for 10 hours in preparation for latest patch update

We just got wind of the latest Street Fighter 5 patch details about an hour ago, and if the amount of prep time it's going to take is any indication, this is going to be one big update.

The SF5 Server Twitter has informed us that game's servers will be down for no less than 10 hours on Thursday in preparation for the patch.

The update is slated to be available at 7 p.m. PDT, one hour after the servers come back online.

SNK classic The Last Blade 2 set to release on PS4 and PS Vita next month, trailer released

There are many, many good fighting games of yore, and one company that was responsible consistently putting top-quality brawlers out there was SNK.

As the company that just might have the most different fighting game titles under their belt, it would hardly be surprising if even the most diehard fans managed to miss a few.

One series, which consists of only 2 games, that might be considered overlooked when discussing fighting game gems is SNK's The Last Blade.

If you did happen to miss this game, don't worry, because it'll be out on PS4 and PS Vita next month, and they've released a trailer to build the hype. Check it out below.

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Guile's premium costume revealed, story mode images also shown

A new article on Famitsu has shown Guile's premium costume in all of its glory.

Besides that, you can also get a good look at some story stills for him, and we've also included two images of his previously shown Story Mode costume, which is classic Guile.

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Let us know what you think of these new duds in the comments.

Source: Famitsu. Thanks to HiryuMK for sending this in.

Filipinoman hilariously acts out Chun-Li's Critical Art at ChrisG after clinching top eight berth at West Coast Warzone

If you're not watching West Coast Warzone 5, you absolutely should be. We're currently filing down to Street Fighter 5's top eight bracket, and the competition has been fierce, tense and sometimes hilarious.

The ending to YP|Filipinoman and NYChrisG's top eight winners qualifier match was... interesting to say the least. Both of these players have shown time and time again that they're amongst the best of the best in California, but even the best have their goofier sequences.

After a very tense set, Filipinoman bet it all with a wake up Critical Art with his Chun-Li. Said Critical Art found its mark, and Filipinoman decided to put a cherry on top of his win via a pop off.


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ChrisG would wear his heart on his sleeve, sitting in a near stupor, unable to believe the sequence of events that took place. We nabbed his reaction to it all as well.

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Is Ed Boon gauging interest for future Mortal Kombat XL characters? Series co-creator runs polls on Twitter, here are the results

Ed Boon -- co-creator of the Mortal Kombat series -- recently took to Twitter to run a couple of polls pertaining to Mortal Kombat XL.

Specifically, Mr. Boon asked followers which characters they missed most in the latest Mortal Kombat title. With four selectable options per poll, the choices included four female fighters and four male.

The polls netted over 20,000 votes together, and you can see the final results below.

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Colors, cages, cameras and competition; why Red Bull Kumite 2016 was one of the most outstanding FGC productions we've seen to date

With 16 of the world's greatest Street Fighter players in attendance, this year's Red Bull Kumite may have been the most exciting Street Fighter 5 tournament we've seen thus far. From the game play to the event production, everything about RBK 2016 was absolutely top notch and professional.

Given the UFC style setting, complete with caged ring and entrance theatrics, it goes without saying that a company like Red Bull has the financial means to put all the bells and whistles on a production. Click the image below to see a few shots that highlight this.

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While the added theatrics and such certainly aid in bringing the hype, RBK also paid very close attention to the smaller, and more accessible to the everyday tournament organizer, details.

For starters, the stream station had every color unlocked for every character. When we reached out to Rachid Koga, the event's main behind-the-scenes man, he informed us that they had one staff member play through Survival Mode on each difficulty to attain said colors.

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