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Blue Vegeta's ki blasts have turned him into a whole new and much improved character in Dragon Ball FighterZ

A recent update to Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball FighterZ brought with it a new character in Master Roshi, but simultaneously turned one of the existing roster members, Super Saiyan Blue Vegeta, into a new and incredibly improved version of himself.

Already we've seen plenty of top players exploring Blue Vegeta's new potential as he's proven to be one of the most attention-grabbing post patch characters. As articulated and showcased by Rooflemonger in a recent YouTube upload, this form of the fighter is one you'll want to be especially familiar with whether you're going to bust heads while using him or try to keep your own noggin intact while facing him.

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Newly discovered bug makes Alex's V-Trigger super powered in Street Fighter 5, but only against Ibuki

Alex is widely seen as Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's weakest character, and even with historically joke-status Dan Hibiki slated to join the roster as the first DLC addition of Season 5 fans aren't all that optimistic the Third Strike combatant's standing will change.

Though Alex has never really been able to make things click throughout his Street Fighter 5 career, players have had fun stealing away rounds with his formidable V-Trigger 1, powerfully satisfying haymaker hits, and ground shaking command grabs. The fun just got turned up a notch or two against Ibuki users thanks to a V-Trigger bug that was recently discovered and shared by a player named SF4prime.

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SNK brings rollback netcode to King of Fighters 2002 UM via new beta which could have implications for King of Fighters 15

SNK announced this morning that rollback netcode is being added to a classic fighting game. The Steam version of King of Fighters 2002 Unlimited Match will be seeing an open beta test that implements the improved online experience.

Starting October 1 at 10 a.m. PT, players can hop into the beta version of the game and try out the new netcode. While this is great news in and of itself, what may lie beneath the surface is a test bed for King of Fighters 15.

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Desk uses up to three controllers simultaneously to interrupt himself and extend combos in this crazy multi-game combo video

Sometimes when you've already pushed the limits of the combo system in every major fighting game that's gotten released, you have to get creative in your approach to ascend even further. Desk has released a new combo video that not only uses some advanced techniques in-game, but also gets crafty in his execution.

This new exhibition is called "Don't Interrupt Me," and despite its title actually sees a lot of interrupting going on. Basically, Desk performs combos that sees the opponent interrupt the aggressor during moves and supers so that they can extend the sequence, oh, and Desk is controlling everyone on screen by hand.

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Dr. Mario's inclusion in the Super Smash Bros. series is very likely the result of a fan request

Dr. Mario is a character that's mostly associated with the Super Smash Bros. series as he has appeared in three out of five titles in the franchise. Following his debut in Super Smash Bros. Melee, Dr. Mario also appears in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. A closer look at Super Smash Bros. Brawl's code has also revealed that Dr. Mario was planned for Brawl, but was ultimately cut along with Dixie Kong, Mewtwo, Roy, Plusle & Minun, Toon Zelda, and Toon Sheik.

How did this character get into the Super Smash Bros. series in the first place considering that Mario has been present since the beginning? According to Source Gaming, it's possible that Dr. Mario may have been added to Melee as a result of a fan request.

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Ryu, Nash, Ed, F.A.N.G, and many others saw representation in the Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2's top 64

The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2 was the big Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition online tournament that took place over this past weekend. Almost 380 players signed up to compete for that prestigious Capcom Cup 2020 qualifier spot.

As such, we've collected character usage stats on the top 64 performing players at the event. This gives us some idea on how the online meta has been shaping up.

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Ed Boon's 'klues' for Mortal Kombat 11 appear to be pointing towards certain characters, TrueUnderDawgGaming speculates on the frontrunners

Ed Boon has been dropping a number of "klues" for upcoming Mortal Kombat 11 content. His first clue had something to do with Queen's lyrics. "Open your eyes, look up to the skies and see."

The second clue pointed towards the 1984 A Nightmare on Elm Street trailer, but it supposedly wasn't a hint towards Freddy Krueger. It seems likely that the "1984" part in the title is particularly important.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 South America 2 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The second and final installment for the South American region is coming up this weekend on this year's online Capcom Pro Tour.

Notable players participating include LVF|DidimoKOF, TUQ|Zenith, RZR|Jah_lexe, PHD|Misterio, Paulow3b, Dark, Shodown|HKDash, TP|Stunner, PHD|Shaka22, The Griffon Mask, UB|Celfcoool, Shades_BR, UB|Dookie, GOD|Davidvip and many more.

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The Dragon of the Darkness Flame rises! Yu Yu Hakusho's Hiei receives his first gameplay trailer for Jump Force

While a large chunk of us here would probably love for Yu Yu Hakusho to come back in the form of a traditional fighting game right about now, we'll have to accept that Shonen Jump crossovers are probably the best we're going to get for the time being.

After revealing the three-eyed demon for the first time earlier this month, Bandai Namco released Hiei's gameplay trailer for Jump Force during Tokyo Game Show Online 2020.

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Katsuhiro Harada says that Masahiro Sakurai showed a keen interest in their conversation about online features

At the conclusion of the Tekken Online Challenge US East, Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray of Bandai Namco hopped on to talk about the upcoming features coming to Tekken 7 Season 4. Considering the current climate with the COVID-19 pandemic, online features have become increasingly important as of late.

During the stream, it was revealed that Harada had a conversation with Masahiro Sakurai, the director of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, about online features. "I spoke recently with Mr. Sakurai who worked on Super Smash Bros. and he showed keen interest in our conversation about online features," said Harada. "He even asked me whether he could use what I said about the ratio of wired and wireless players."

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Celtic Throwdown 2020 Online results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The annual Irish fighting game event Celtic Throwdown is back on this year, though given the circumstances in 2020 it will be held online across several weeks.

Notable players set to compete in this third week are Broski, DG|RooKang, Edddyy, ELF|Shirdel, Packz, Rize|EMinor, Noble|K-Wiss, Rikemansbarnet, Musclenoob, Quiggy and many more.

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Sony's Big in Japan Sale on PS4 features great fighting game deals including SF5: Champion Edition's Upgrade Kit and Samurai Shodown NeoGeo Collection

There are so many great fighting games this generation to choose from that it becomes hard to decide which ones to pick up and put time into, but digital sales make it pretty easy to add to our collections and backlogs.

Sony is currently running their Big in Japan Sale for the PlayStation 4 which unsurprisingly includes a lot of good fighting game deals for players looking to pick up newer titles or get back to classics.

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Capcom opens up more on why they chose Dan Hibiki to be a DLC character in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's final season

Yesterday provided our best look yet as to what Dan Hibiki will look and play like during his brief gameplay overview, but many players have continued to wonder why Capcom would choose a fighter who is traditionally a joke character to be paid DLC in Street Fighter 5.

Well, SF5's director Takayuki Nakayama and producer Shuhei Matsumoto were actually asked that question earlier in the same Tokyo Game Show stream to provide their reasoning for why Dan was a solid choice for the team going into Season 5 along with the other three selections.

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Tekken 7 crosses 6 million copies sold worldwide as the series total reaches over 50 million

The Tekken franchise continues to truck on over 25 years after the first game's release, and now it's current entry ranks among the very best in the series' history.

Along with the big announcements for Kunimitsu and Season 4 last night, series director Katsuhiro Harada revealed Tekken 7 recently crossed 6 million copies sold worldwide which also brings the franchise total over 50 million.

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New Guilty Gear Strive announcements and information coming October 10 during special live stream event

Almost two months ago, Arc System Works revealed Leo Whitefang and Nagoriyuki as the latest characters to join the roster of Guilty Gear Strive with the promise that more would be coming in October, and now we know what that will look like.

The company announced they will holding an event they're calling the Guilty Gear Official Live Stream: Latest Information Extra-Large Special with the promise of a new trailer, a live Developer's Backyard Q-and-A sessions with the developers, exhibition matches and more.

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Can we take a moment just to appreciate how ridiculously fun combos were in Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3?

The year was 2004, the platform was PlayStation 2, and the name of the game was replicating the heart pounding action we saw every day after school while watching Dragon Ball Z episodes.

Actually, the name of the game was technically Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3 and it didn't quite replicate the exact same kind of action we were used to watching. That said, Budokai 3 provided for countless hours of fun and ridiculous Dragon Ball style play which we were wonderfully reminded of thanks to a recent post from D-NO.

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Japan eSports Grand Prix results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend there's a big eSports event taking place in Japan featuring several different games, not just fighting games.

Players set to participate include BST|Daigo, Rohto|Tokido, Victrix|Momochi, BST|Fuudo, Liquid|Nemo, SNB|Fujimura, FAV|Sako, DNG|Nauman, RB|Bonchan, GyoGun|Mago, GyoGun|Machabo, RB|Gachikun, GyoGun|Moke, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, CO|Dogura, AZ|Kichipa-mu, FAV|Ryuusei, Liquid|John Takeuchi, IXA|StormKubo, GyoGun|Mizuha, WE-R1|Trashbox, GRPT|MOV, GRPT|Pugera, SNB|Higuchi, AXIZ|Shuto, SNB|Johnny, Kawano, Crusher, YOG|Jyobin, AMG|Yuusama and Kudou.

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