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Seth has emerged as a monster of a character right now in Street Fighter 5 and we explore why, plus discuss SF4 vs. SF5 in 2020

Street Fighter 5's latest character, Seth, has been growing in popularity at an undeniable rate as we see him pop up more and more frequently in tournaments as well as on CFN, which means we're taking a closer look here on the podcast.

Armed with plenty of strong tools, various ways for players to approach him, and an axe kick that probably needs to be toned down, Seth is proving to be fun for many; but this kind of look usually means the character in question is overpowered and too easy to win with. That, however, might not be the case with Seth.

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Piccolo's Homing Energy Blast and Master Roshi's Martial Spirit are among the top 10 best assists in Dragon Ball FighterZ according to Jmcrofts

Dragon Ball FighterZ is a fighting game where team building at the character selection screen is critical towards achieving optimal play. One can argue that the assist or support characters are even more important than the "point" characters.

A team in Dragon Ball FighterZ is more likely to work if one or more of the fighters have access to a strong assist. As such, it's vital to understand which assists are the best in the game.

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'A million souls cried out for my return' - Mileena's intro dialogue is a clear reference to her fan demand in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

Mileena might very well be the DLC character that's secured the most fan support for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Before her reveal, Ed Boon had been poking fun at Mileena fans due to the sheer volume of requests that he was receiving nearly every day on Twitter.

It seems that even Mileena herself is aware of her fan demand. In a clip released by NetherRealm Studios, Mileena seemingly breaks the fourth wall to reference the fans that have been making requests for her return in an intro dialogue with Erron Black.

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Masahiro Sakurai: The biggest crisis yet in our long history of making Super Smash Bros. games was that we weren't allowed to use songs from Minecraft

In Masahiro Sakurai's latest entry for the Famitsu Column, new information about the inclusion of Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman from Minecraft in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was revealed. Interestingly enough, Sakurai noted how there were difficulties regarding the music tracks that were included with the Minecraft content.

"The music selection for Minecraft in particular also turned out to be the biggest crisis yet in our long history of making Super Smash Bros. games," wrote Sakurai. "Due to certain circumstances, we were not allowed to use songs from the actual game."

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Rambo's second Fatality makes creative use out of an electric fence and an ammo belt in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate

During today's Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Kombat Kast, NetherRealm Studios showed Rambo's second Fatality off. As usual, things get pretty gory as Rambo uses an excessive amount of lethal force against Kano.

Rambo starts by wrapping Kano in an ammo belt. While Rambo doesn't use a firearm during this particular Fatality, these bullets are going to inflict a lot of damage to Rambo's victim.

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Update: Rambo Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Kombat Kast stream now live

Update: The Kombat Kast stream has been added to the story and is now live. Check it out after the jump.

Earlier: We'll be getting a detailed look at Rambo's gameplay in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate very soon. According to NetherRealm Studios, the next Kombat Kast featuring the Vietnam veteran will broadcast tomorrow at 1 pm PDT / 3 pm CDT / 4 pm EDT.

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5 Darkstalkers costumes we still need in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Capcom's Darkstalkers franchise is one of the few horror-themed fighting games around though over the past decade it's been relegated to crossover and cameo appearances instead of any new entries into the series.

Street Fighter 5's seen two DLC packs and seven costumes for the iconic Darkstalkers characters make their way to the game over the past few years from Felicia to Morrigan, so with Halloween right around the corner, what better time to look at some of the most obvious choices still left on the table than now.

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With over 20 years of lore to pull from, who should be the final character to make Guilty Gear Strive's base roster?

Guilty Gear Strive will serve as the culmination of the series' 22-year history, world building and story, so fans are really expecting / hoping for everything to go out with a bang.

With 14 of the base roster's 15 characters already revealed, that leaves just one slot remaining to play in Strive day one, but there's still a ton of iconic and fan-favorite fighters left to choose from.

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Controversial SNK Allstar advertisement tarnishes Terry Bogard's family-friendly reputation, SNK removes and distances themselves from commercial

When licensing out a company's iconic characters to advertise or promote something else, it's important to be very careful as to how everything is used / portrayed, but even then there are things that still slip through the cracks.

A new SNK Allstar advertisement sparked controversy quickly after the commercial appeared online which featured poster boy Terry Bogard performing acts that many deemed offensive and uncharacteristic of the fighting game legend — and SNK seemed none too pleased by it as well.

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New X-Men comic variant covers pay nostalgic homage to Marvel vs. Capcom series featuring Psylocke and Cable

X of Swords is the big new chapter of X-Men comic book line for Marvel, and while it's been generating plenty of buzz amongst regular readers, there's now a reason for fighting game fans to pay attention to it as well.

Unknown Comic Books will soon be releasing exclusive variant covers for a coule of X of Swords' most recent issues which are done in the style of a Marvel vs. Capcom-type game including health bars, 3v3 teams and more nostalgic nods to the historic series.

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Mileena's victory pose in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate perfectly captures her visceral side

We got Rain last week and are looking forward to seeing Rambo tomorrow, but the NetherRealm Studios crew knows which of the three new Kombat Pack 2 DLC newcomers is stirring up the most excitement, which is why we're having to wait the longest for an in-depth look at Mileena in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.

While a Mileena Kombat Kast is expected in the coming weeks, we did get a very brief look at her victory sequence and pose during last week's Rain showcase. As the official Mortal Kombat Twitter notes, this was a "blink and you'll miss it" moment, but we did indeed get to see the ravenous character show us how she celebrates a win.

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What type of techniques would GT's Omega Shenron use if he becomes playable in Dragon Ball FighterZ?

With Kefla, Ultra Instinct Goku and Master Roshi already available, there are now only two mysterious challengers remaining for Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3. Omega Shenron from the now non-canonical Dragon Ball GT seems to be one of the frontrunners as far as fan requests are concerned.

Would Omega Shenron be a good choice for Dragon Ball FighterZ? Let's take a close look at his techniques to determine what unique qualities he can bring to the roster.

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Capcom notes how Street Fighter 5 will soon have more characters than Street Fighter 4 thanks to frequent updates with the goal of pleasing the fans

When Season 5 for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition concludes by adding Dan Hibiki, Rose, Oro, Akira Kazama and one more unnamed challenger, Street Fighter 5 will have 45 different playable characters. The game has certainly come a long way since its launch with only 16 combatants to start with.

Once development of Season 5 has wrapped up, Street Fighter 5 will have more characters than Ultra Street Fighter 4. Funnily enough, Street fighter 5's final total of 45 will only just barely beat Ultra Street Fighter 4's roster of 44.

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She can be a killer at any position of the screen but needs ample preparation to maximize her output — EventHubs Cagliostro impressions

Last week, we saw the addition of a brand new character to Granblue Fantasy Versus, in fact the second one of the game's Season 2 which launched at the end of last month together with the release of Belial. Now, we have an even fresher face in Cagliostro, the cutesy alchemist who wields her mystical magic to trick her foes with sneaky approaches.

When she was first unveiled back in August alongside Belial's character trailer, the staff at Cygames clued us in what her general gameplay approach would be like (and I did an analysis piece, subsequently) and the final product doesn't disappoint. True to form, she's a very tricky character with a lot of nasty setups given the proper preptime. After spending the last week playing plenty of matches as her, against her and also watching loads of footage, here's where I feel Cagliostro's strengths and weaknesses lie, as well as how I think she'll fit in with the rest of the Granblue Fantasy Versus cast of characters.

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We'd like to see Street Fighter 6 sample plenty from Third Strike, but perhaps not its 'Judgement' double KO mechanic

Double KO's are one of the most surprising and exciting outcomes for a fighting game bout, especially when they occur as the result of the final round. This indicates that neither combatant could truly best the other, and usually results in a replaying of the final match to ultimately decide a winner.

Developers put together a special "Judgement" mechanic for deciding final round draws in the Street Fighter 3 series, and to this day said mechanic has not appeared in any other franchise entry. While it did bring in an element of drama and excitement, we're definitely hoping Capcom continues to skip over Judgement when they put together Street Fighter 6.

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The new 'Meet Rambo' Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate trailer has Johhny Cage talking about the veteran as two more Brutalities are shown off

NetherRealm Studios has unleashed yet another new trailer for Rambo in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate. Like the Meet Rain video that has Johnny Cage telling the Edenian Prince's story, Johnny Cage acts as the narrator for the Meet Rambo video.

"Look up the word 'Rambo' in the dictionary, you'll find that it means 'one man army,'" declared Johnny Cage. The actor also noted how he's Special Forces like Sonya Blade and Cassie Cage.

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The properties of Steve's hitboxes are strange but become significantly worse after his weapons break in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The latest character to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Steve from Minecraft, is certainly a unique addition to the 82 character roster. Players controlling the Mojang Studios rep will need to manage their resources carefully to craft the tools needed to win.

Using certain attacks from Steve too often will result in a weapon breaking. It's actually possible to fight barehanded as Steve, but your attacks will become significantly worse.

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