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Wireless connections for Tekken 7 matches actually increased on console after the game added a Wi-Fi indicator

Fans pleaded with Bandai Namco to upgrade Tekken 7's online capabilities for years which was finally addressed in the Season 4 update late last year and also added a Wi-Fi indicator for players to better see what type of connection they were being paired with.

Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada stated around that time over half of fighting game players used wireless connections for their online play, and he updated that stat during the second Japanese Fighting Game Publisher Roundtable where he revealed that number changed a significant amount following the update — though maybe not in all of the ways you'd expect.

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Street Fighter 5 Season 5 Dan review: A return that stays true to the character's legacy, but with a lack of power to match

The official inauguration of Street Fighter 5 Season 5 took place earlier this week bringing with it new balance changes, a new mechanic, and new characters to enjoy. Of the two additional characters to join the roster — Dan and Eleven — the former acts as a full-fledged fighter, while the latter is essentially a random select option with a cool skin and voice added to it.

Naturally, I've taken some time to explore what all Dan has to offer now that he's made his grand and wacky return to the world of Street Fighter. While the Street Fighter Alpha alum is oozing with personality and fun, right out of the gate it's seeming like he isn't all that strong when it comes to combat — though there might be hope for his competitive future.

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All current Skullgirls DLC characters are now free for everyone with the game's latest update ahead of Annie's arrival

Despite nearing a decade old at this point, Skullgirls is now on its way to receiving a bunch of new DLC content and updates with some nice perks for anyone who already owns or is going to buy the fighting game.

Autumn Games has released a new update for Skullgirls 2nd Encore that now bundles all previous DLC characters into the base game along with giving existing owners access to them for free on top of some more changes made as the game prepares for Annie of the Stars' arrival.

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'I want to make other people into memes now' - Punk wins multiple tournaments using only Dan days after the Saikyo master released in Street Fighter 5

Dan Hibiki finally graduated from his status as a joke character with his latest incarnation in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, and he proved as much by one pro using him to win two different tournaments this week.

PG|Punk managed to win The Online Local's OnlyDans tournament and Next Level Battle Circuit's SF5 bracket while defeating some of the biggest names in the game along the way with Saikyo style.

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New PlayStation game announcements, updates, and more slated for Sony's State of Play live stream today at 2 p.m. PT

It's been a good six months since Sony's last State of Play showcased a bunch of exciting new content en route for PlayStation users, and we're ramping up for the presentation of yet another State of Play today.

We'll be tuning into PlayStation's live stream at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET for today's show where we know we'll see new updates, deep dives for 10 games coming to both PlayStation 4 and 5, and some new game announcements.

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Can these expert martial artists do justice to Mortal Kombat 11 combos in real life?

The internet just can't seem to get enough of these recreations of fighting game attacks and sequences by real life martial artists, and Gameology recently produced a video featuring Gemma Nguyen and Noah Fleder pulling off combos straight out of Mortal Kombat 11.

Some of these are fairly straightforward, but the game's more eccentric characters, such as the Joker, rock attacks that are actually kind of awkward to try to perform in real life.

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Justin Wong releases Guilty Gear Strive beta tier list

The recent Guilty Gear Strive beta gave players the opportunity to test out every character in Guilty Gear Strive's launch roster, with the exception of Anji Mito and I-No. As such, players have developed impressions of the strengths and weaknesses of every fighter that they played or fought against.

TSM|Leffen was among the first to release a tier list for the Guilty Gear Strive beta. Following this, PG|Justin Wong recently released his own tier list that depict his early impressions of the Guilty Gear Strive beta roster.

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Nemo releases Street Fighter 5 Season 5 V-Shift tier list

Now that Street Fighter 5 Season 5 has been in the hands of the masses for a few days, players are beginning to share their thoughts on new fighter Dan and the game's new mechanic, V-Shift. While the defensive maneuver isn't shaping up to be exactly what fans expected from the pre-release footage, V-Shift is certainly proving to have useful applications.

During his latest live stream, Liquid|Nemo sat down to put together a tier list that ranks V-Shift for every character on the roster. What you can expect to see here looks a lot different than what a standard tier list would show, but there are some interesting takeaways to be had.

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Fan-made victory animations created for Phoenix Wright, Team Fortress' Heavy and Yakuza's Kazuma Kiryu in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate by Sourcy

Sourcy has clearly been hard at work since the success he's seen with his custom victory animations for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate characters that are currently playable. He recently released a new batch of animations for fighters that fans can only dream about right now.

What would Phoenix Wright's victory animation look like? If Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 is anything to go by, he'd probably prove the opponent guilty of murder — "The one who actually committed the crime... is you!"

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Have the mighty fallen? We discuss how nerfs and V-Shift might affect Street Fighter 5's Seth, Akuma, Urien, M. Bison, and Rashid in Season 5

We've been exploring Street Fighter 5's latest update for a few days now and are starting to see the new picture a bit more vividly as Season 5 brings a ton of potential change to the game.

The newly added V-Shift mechanic is already affecting the meta, but we've only just begun. Catalyst and I discuss some particulars here, and then examine how it and the nerfs given to Rashid, M. Bison, Akuma, Urien, and Seth seem to be affecting these top tiers of Season 4.

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Masahiro Sakurai talks about the PlayStation 5's cross and circle button functions swapping in Japan in latest Famitsu Column

The latest entry of Masahiro Sakurai's Famitsu Column has recently surfaced on the internet. Kody NOKOLO, a translator for Source Gaming, has provided a synopsis of what Sakurai wrote.

Although Pyra & Mythra were recently revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Sakurai hasn't had a chance to talk about them more in-depth during one of his famous "Sakurai Presents" videos — the next one on Pyra & Mythra is coming on March 4. Though he apparently said nothing on the subject in his latest Famitsu Column, he's likely saving talking points about them for later. Instead, he took the time to talk about how the functions of the cross and circle buttons on the PlayStation 5 have basically swapped in Japan.

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Dan Hibiki's story prologue in Street Fighter 5 pays homage to Street Fighter 2's world map

Dan Hibiki is the latest character to join Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's roster. As the Saikyo Ultimate Style master is considered to be a joke character, hilarious antics are expected from his story prologue.

At one point in the story, there's a need for Dan to fly from Japan to Brazil. To showcase this, Street Fighter 5 pays homage to the world map shown in Street Fighter 2.

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Will Pyra & Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate avoid the design pitfall that plagued Sheik & Zelda in Melee and Brawl?

Pyra & Mythra were recently revealed to be coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. The most notable thing about these two Xenoblade Chronicles 2 reps is that they're able to freely transform into one another during gameplay.

Of course, this isn't the first time that we've seen two characters function like this. In Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Sheik and Zelda also had access to a special move that allowed them to switch between one another while fighting the opponent.

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Street Fighter 5's active playerbase doubles on PC following Season 5's launch to make it the most popular fighting game on Steam

Street Fighter 5 finally got to freshen up quite a bit this week after a year of no updates of substance, and it appears as though the move to Season 5 has worked wonders to get more people back in the door.

On PC at least, Champion Edition's active playerbase has doubled from where it was at last week — and triple where it was in October — which currently makes it the most-played fighting game on the platform according to Steam Charts.

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Anre feels built around negating his opponent's reward rather than seeking his own — Gameplay impressions for the newest GBVS character

The latest addition to the Granblue Fantasy Versus roster launched last month, and the character in question was the somewhat controversial addition of Anre, one of the legendary Eternals.

Whatever your personal thoughts on Anre's appearance (which has been the most controversial part about him) may be, he has without a doubt brought a very unique gameplay concept and fighting style to the Granblue Fantasy Versus roster and thereby diversifying it even further. So how exactly does Anre's stated defensive playstyle work in the game's current meta? Let's have a look at Anre's strengths, weaknesses and his role in the game's competitive field.

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One of Dan's attacks features a glitch that can make him teleport in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Dan Hibiki's legacy up to this point was pretty much always that of a joke character, but he is an actual threat in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition though some of the reasons for that seem to be unintentional.

We previously reported on Dan's ability to perform an infinite combo in SF5, and now it looks as though his jumping light punch is glitched in such a way that can cause him to teleport under fairly simple to set up situations.

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Masahiro Sakurai's gameplay showcase for Pyra and Mythra is dropping next week for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Last week the world learned that Rex would not be Xenoblade Chronicles' Super Smash Bros. Ultimate representative but instead the duo of Pyra and Mythra.

Nintendo announced this morning that the new Mr. Sakurai Presents gameplay showcase video for the DLC fighters is coming just over a week from now.

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