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Moves for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
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Why Reptile, Ermac and Smoke weren't necessarily disconfirmed by Rain's second Fatality for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

The Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate update recently made Rain, Mileena and Rambo playable as the latest DLC characters via the Kombat Pack 2. As of right now, it's not clear if these will be the final three fighters to join the roster.

Notably, Ed Boon's comment about NetherRealm Studios "not even klose" to being done with Mortal Kombat 11 was made after the Aftermath Edition update. We don't know if this statement included plans beyond the Ultimate Edition update when it was made.

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How big should Street Fighter 6's launch roster be and who should be on it?

Can you imagine how fans would react if Street Fighter 6 launched with just eight characters? Street Fighter 2 did it, but that's a game from 30 years ago, and even more modern and non-AAA releases like Granblue Fantasy Versus or Power Rangers Battle for the Grid started off with 11 and 12, respectively.

Granblue even caught a little bit of flack for starting with 11, but times have changed and DLC expansion has become a key part of character select screen development. With Street Fighter 6 somewhere on the horizon, it would be good to consider and form informed expectations for what we want to see when it eventually hits shelves.

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Did you know that Steve has secret ice, wool and sand resources in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

The latest challenger to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster, Steve from Mojang Studios' Minecraft, has a fairly in-depth resource system. While grounded, Steve's neutral special will generate units of dirt, wood, stone, iron, gold, diamond and red stone that can be spent on Steve's other attacks.

In particular, the dirt resource tends to be the least useful for Steve as players are unable to craft weapons from dirt. Steve will exclusively craft weapons out of wood, stone, iron, gold and diamond. Dirt tends to get used for generating blocks in the air, crafting TNT and rails for the minecart special.

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Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Lives was the homerun, grass roots tournament the fighting game community needed here in 2020

The fighting game community bared witness to something very special last night. Here in 2020, a year where a worldwide pandemic has prohibited mass in-person gatherings, we were treated to what many of us believed was an impossible feat: a good, ol' fashioned Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 tournament.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of several prominent FGC members, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Lives — a 32-player online competition bringing veterans and up-and-comers in to slug it out — revived a feeling that we have been sorely missing for the last 11 months or so. Last night, I watched our grass roots sprout up through a crack in the ground, then proceed to shatter the concrete that was every hurdle 2020 could throw at fighting game events in this post-pandemic world we're currently living in. It was nothing short of beautiful.

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Black Friday's best fighting game sales are here featuring Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros., and Granblue Fantasy: Versus plus many more

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are obviously the hottest commodities this holiday season, but that doesn't mean there aren't a ton of good deals floating around for the systems you already own.

After scouring the internet, we've compiled the best Black Friday fighting game sales around from Amazon to the PlayStation Store including some new and rarely discounted titles like Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Many of them are available right now.

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Here are 19 out of the 20 Capcom Cup 2020 qualified players

We're finally nearing the end of the Capcom Pro Tour 2020 season. Due to the COVID-19 global pandemic, all events leading up to the Capcom Cup 2020 finale have been played online. As such, we now know 19 out of the 20 possible competitors that will be participating.

As the reigning champion, iDom is the first player that qualified for Capcom Cup 2020. He is returning to defend his title after his major victory at Capcom Cup 2019.

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Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack revealed for Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate featuring likeness and voices of actors from the 1995 film

After just being teased on the next content coming to Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate, we now have official confirmation on what's about to drop, and it's everything fans could have asked for.

NetherRealm Studios revealed the Klassic MK Movie Skin Pack for MK11 which contains 1995 film costumes for Raiden, Johnny Cage and Sonya Blade while going the extra mile of including the actors' faces and voice work. Oh, and it's available now.

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SNK producer gives update on King of Fighters 15's development and impact of COVID-19 on the game

After remaining quiet for the vast majority of the past year, SNK appears to be a bit more open now about what's going on with the development of The King of Fighters 15.

Last week, producer and KOF14 director Yasuyuki Oda opened up a bit about when fans should expect to see the new fighting game for the first time, and now he's appeared in another video interview to speak more about how the game itself is progressing and what impact COVID-19 has had on the project.

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New costumes from Mortal Kombat's first film teased for Mortal Kombat 11: Ultimate

Mortal Kombat 11 just saw its big new push release just last week with the launch of Ultimate and Kombat Pack 2, but there's apparently more on the way in terms of content in the near future.

The official Mortal Kombat Twitter account appears to be teasing that klassic movie skins from the original 1995 film will soon be making their way into MK11.

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10 classic Street Fighter and Mega Man games come packed on this new mini-arcade shaped like the Blue Bomber's helmet

If you're looking for a great gift for your fellow video game fan this holiday season, Capcom might have the perfect thing in mind for you. According to Amazon Japan, Capcom will be releasing the Retro Station mini-arcade system next month, which includes numerous classic Street Fighter and Mega Man titles.

While Capcom hasn't officially announced the unit yet, the listing on Amazon Japan has a slated release date of December 1, 2020. At this point in time, it is unclear whether or not the Retro Station will be available in the U.S., but based on how it looks we sure hope it makes its way overseas.

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UMvC3 Lives results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Great news for Marvelheads this Monday since we're getting a full-blown Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 event courtesy of Maximilian Dood and Twitch Rivals.

The players participating are RyanLV, Cloud805, Flocker, MarlinPie, DualKevin, RayRay, Flux, Coach Steve, Clockwork, Angelic, KillerKai, Marvelo, Punisher, FullSchedule, IHeartJustice, Rambam, StaticAlpha, Priest, FrankieG, Wentinel, NerdJosh, Supernoon, Tong, Tuboware, Frank Lotion, Kevin Ha, MilkyNrco, Mothman, Mundank, Romora, KMFP and StreamBurger.

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A villain DLC challenger for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be unique but how likely would it be?

Min Min and Steve are so far the only characters revealed and released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Before those two, we got the Piranha Plant, Joker, Hero, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry Bogard and Byleth as far as Smash Ultimate DLC is concerned.

There are still four mysterious challengers remaining for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Based on what Masahiro Sakurai previously said, it's expected that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's post-launch development will be wrapped up following the addition of these four combatants.

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Here are the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 characters that some of the best players in the world are using at the UMvC3 Lives event

There's something really special about the Marvel vs. Capcom series. After nearly a decade since its release, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 can still bring the hype.

UMvC3 Lives is an event being hosted by Maximilian Dood and Twitch Rivals. Needless to say, some of the best players in world were invited to compete. It's been awhile, but let's take a look at the characters being used by all 32 competitors.

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Should Street Fighter 6 feature photo realistic graphics or stick with the franchise's traditionally toonish visuals?

When we think of a fighting game's art style, most of us immediately gravitate toward judging along such lines as aesthetic pleasure and how many beads of dirt-spotted, detailed sweat we can make out on a character's face. What we don't tend to consider, however, is the kind of information this art has to communicate in order to serve its main purpose.

The visuals don't only need to look good, they need to efficiently tell players exactly what's going on on the screen in front of them sixty times every single second. The smallest details of things like positioning, distance, and what is and isn't a threat must be discernible immediately and continuously, and character art is the number one vehicle for communicating that to audiences. With that in mind, let's consider Street Fighter 6's potential art direction.

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Update: The Capcom Cup 2020 fan favorite nomination voting is now live and will last until December 18

Update: The nomination process has begun. Which player receives the most votes will be given that 20th qualifying slot for Capcom Cup 2020.

To vote, head over to the Smash.gg page that hosts everyone's Twitter accounts. Click the "Nominate" button for the player you wish to submit a vote for. Note that you do require a Twitter account to participate. Your vote won't be counted unless you actually Tweet out the automated message that comes with clicking the "Nominate" button.

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Poll: Which characters do you want next for Dragon Ball FighterZ?

Season 3 for Dragon Ball FighterZ has already seen the release of Kefla, Ultra Instinct Goku and Master Roshi. There are still two more fighters that have yet to be revealed for the season.

Back in June, we hosted a poll that sought to gauge the interest in characters that haven't become playable yet. By attaining more than double the votes of any other fighter, Master Roshi's victory in the poll was quite fitting as he ended up being the next fighter that was revealed.

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Tekken 7 player wins crowd with 100% damage infinite combo during Pakistani Royal Rumble event

It was RB|Arslan Ash's amazing competitive display in 2019 that first turned the fighting game community's attention toward Pakistan as sudden new threat in the Tekken 7 scene. The Red Bull player took down both EVO Japan and EVO proper in the same year, and also stated that his home scene had other players of the same caliber just waiting for an opportunity to showcase their skills.

While no one (on the planet) has yet reached the levels that Ash has, Pakistan has indeed shown they have a rather deep bench when it comes to Tekken prowess, and we got yet another example of their potential this weekend when one of their players pulled off a 100% touch of death infinite combo during tournament play.

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