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The Mortal Kombat 11 closed beta will feature five playable characters and here's who they are

Mortal Kombat 11 is seeing another pre-launch preview for certain players next week. The closed beta, accessible to those who pre-order the game, is set to go live on March 27th and run for five days.

This past weekend, NetherRealm Studios ran an online stress test in which select users were able to test out Mortal Kombat 11's online play, as well as the Klassic Tower single player mode for three days. During that time, there were three playable characters available, and the upcoming closed beta is set to feature five. Here's the list of the fighters you can expect to see this time around.

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Here's why Nintendo's Reggie Fils-Aime is a bigger badass than you know, and why we're going to be extra sad to see him go

Reggie Fils-Aime will be retiring in just under a month's time, but Nintendo of America's President and Chief Operating Officer is leaving behind a legacy that few in the gaming world can even begin to compare with, and there's a good chance that you don't even know half the story.

Did You Know Gaming? has devoted an entire episode to the charismatic face of Nintendo for the better part of the last two decades, and it's absolutely eye opening to discover all the incredible successes under Fils-Aime's belt.

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Street Fighter League Powered by Rage early results, standings ft. Tokido, Daigo, Fuudo, Nemo, Itazan and Mago

Update: This story has been updated with day 10 results.

Recently, the Street Fighter League Powered by Rage is taking place in Japan.

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With GT's Kid Goku inclusion, we now have 5 different Gokus in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but how many more Gokus are still out there waiting to be added?

We now know that Kid Goku from Dragon Ball GT will be the next DLC fighter coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ which has pretty much the internet as a whole groaning about him because he's another Goku.

There are now five different characters on the roster that have Goku in their name with more being made up of a part of the Saiyan protagonist, but just how many forms of Goku are represented in FighterZ? And how many are still floating around the development ether that could still be added to the game?

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Punk had 23 single-hit confirms during grand finals of Final Round alone; check these impressive stats from this Street Fighter 5 player's performance

Often times when you hear talk about REC|Punk's status as a Street Fighter 5 competitor, you'll hear something about his untouchable run in 2017 and how he subsequently "fell off" to a level of "great, but not the best." His performance at the insanely stacked Final Round 2019 very well may indicate that he's back to being the best, given he can maintain this kind of play.

The young representative of Reciprocity Gaming left a jaw dropping list of top tier names (Victrix|Justin Wong, UYU|OilKing, FD|Johnny, CJ Truth to name a few) in his path to victory, but it was his grand finals sets with Victrix|Momochi that underscored his statement over the weekend. Let's revisit these final sets in further detail as we look at just how many whiff punishes, single-hit confirms, and throws the Karin player actually landed.

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Masahiro Sakurai and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate art team had to consult all IP publishers for the Classic Mode mural

During one of Masahiro Sakurai's published Famitsu columns (via Nintendo Everything), Sakurai took the time to speak about the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Classic Mode mural and how it was developed.

"A few members of the staff worked on [the mural], offering up a stylistic caricature while maintaining the integrity of the design, all the while fine-tuning their work," stated Sakurai. "In addition to getting an OK from me, though, we had to go through and get the OK from each IP’s original publisher, so it took a lot more time and effort than just having to draw it."

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He can turn into a giant cat, rip you apart with his saw, and drink your blood for damage buffs; Kotal Kahn Mortal Kombat 11 breakdown

We got an all new Kombat Kast today and Mortal Kombat 11 developers showed off none other than reigning emperor of Outworld, Kotal Kahn.

Steve "16bit" Brownback showcased the character as he highlighted and discussed an array of different techniques while articulating Kahn's general play style and approach. Pretty similar to his game plan in MKX, Kahn is a grappler as well as a brawler, and feels like a boss character with his exceptionally powerful normals and massive stature. Continue on for more.

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Kotal Kahn and Jacqui Briggs reveal trailer officially shown for Mortal Kombat 11

During today's Kombat Kast, Kotal Kahn and Jacqui Briggs were officially revealed for Mortal Kombat 11.

It appears that Kotal Kahn has developed the ability to transform into a jaguar. Like Mortal Kombat X, he has access to a giant bladed weapon and the ability to generate a damage over time sunlight in an area of his choosing.

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Kotal Kahn Kombat Kast live stream now live

Update: Stream is now live. Check it out after the jump.

Earlier: Okay so it hasn't been officially stated that we're getting a Kotal Kahn showcasing today, but we did get some fairly obvious hints that the current emperor of Outworld would be next in the queue.

We're looking forward to seeing what developers Tyler, Derek, and Steve have in store for us this week as we're now just over a month away from Mortal Kombat 11's official release date of April 23rd. Continue on to check out the live stream.

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Videl's dodge mechanic in Dragon Ball FighterZ can potentially change how the game is played — will we see more mold-breaking in the future?

Earlier this year, we got out first additions of the Season 2 cast for Dragon Ball FighterZ in form of Jiren and Videl as new playable fighters.

While there haven't been any really big events for the game since the World Tour finals at which they were revealed, we've had some time now to experience both characters, and their pros and cons.

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A new Mortal Kombat 11 character and the game's first DLC fighter are going to be revealed this Friday

NetherRealm Studios is gearing up for a big Mortal Kombat 11 reveal event later this week. Two new characters are set to be unveiled this Friday (March 22), according to Creative Director Ed Boon.

The company will be holding a panel at the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo with a lot of Mortal Kombat goodness to be discussed.

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First screenshots of Kid Goku released for Dragon Ball FighterZ

We previously learned that Kid Goku from Dragon Ball GT will be the third character to release as part of Dragon Ball FighterZ's second season of DLC, and now we can get a closer look at the man turned once again into a boy.

Bandai Namco has released the first official set of screenshots of Kid Goku which you can take a look at after the jump.

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The FGC's reactions and memes about Google's Stadia

Yesterday, Google unveiled their Stadia video game streaming service.

As you might imagine, many fighting game community members had some reactions to this new announcement. More importantly, some amusing memes have also developed.

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Kill la Kill: IF coming to the West in July; Mako and Ultimate Double Naked DTR to be free post-launch DLC

To the surprise of fans everywhere, Kill la Kill: IF was announced last year as a collaboration between Studio Trigger, Arc System Works and APlus to bring the popular anime officially into the world of video games.

Now, we know just when to expect to see the new arena fighter launch worldwide this year, what will be included with the Limited Edition and what post-release support Kill la Kill will receive in the form of DLC.

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More Street Fighter sketch art from Sus404308

We're happy to be able to bring you more wonderful Street Fighter sketch art from Japanese artist Sus304308 today.

This gallery features the likes of Karin, Abigail, Cammy, Ibuki, Kolin, Blanka, Juri, and a few others from Street Fighter 5's roster, though these are surely not the high resolution and three dimensional forms we're used to seeing them in.

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Capcom UK community manager: I can't wait till you see what we have in store for Street Fighter 5

Many of us were hopeful about big announcements for Street Fighter 5 from Capcom at the conclusion of Final Round 2019 — the first tournament of the 2019 Capcom Pro Tour. Needless to say, the lack of a character reveal following this event left a damper on the mood for many.

At this very moment, Capcom's statement about "doing things differently" this year has mostly been viewed as a negative thing since there's been no communication as to what this might mean. However, recent statements from a Capcom community manager have been very interesting.

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Google Stadia probably won't mean much to the fighting game community any time soon... probably

Google's Stadia was a hype announcement today for gamers all over the globe. The idea of streaming a title at 4K or even 8K resolution with state of the art hardware sounds like a dream, but for how the fighting game community traditionally experiences these titles — it could turn into a nightmare.

Competitive fighting game players are notorious for doing anything and everything they can to reduce latency in fighting games, and can get very upset when they see things like Street Fighter 5's notorious 7.9 frames of input lag, and this is where the problems start to arise with Google's new streaming service.

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