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Intel World Open postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic and Olympics delay

Back in late March, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government made the difficult decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic games for the time being which left Street Fighter 5 competitors wondering about the fate of the tied-in Intel World Open.

Intel Gaming finally broke their silence on the matter today to provide an update to the plans for the team-based world tournament by delaying the start until 2021.

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Lowain and his bros may have had a bit too much to drink going into their fight with Djeeta in one of their Granblue Fantasy: Versus intros

Lowain and his two bros Elsam and Tomoi essentially serve as the main comedic relief and fourth wall breakers of Granblue Fantasy: Versus to the point where most of their "battles" consist of the dudes telling stories at the bar.

Djeeta was one of two new characters to join the Granblue Versus cast yesterday, and a particular interaction between her and Lowain's crew instantly caught our eye and gave us some chuckles.

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Death Battle's latest episode pits Mortal Kombat's Goro up against Pokémon's Machamp with impressive animations

Death Battle has come to a determination as to who would win between Mortal Kombat's Goro and Pokémon's Machamp. The results of the fight are showcased during an impressive looking animation.

Obviously the theme here pits two biped creatures up against one another that are armed with... well, four arms. While Goro obviously has no reservations about killing, Pokémon battles typically conclude when one of the Pokémon faints.

Of course, Death Battle completely sets aside character motivations and morals in order to figure out who would win in a fight to the death. As a result, you can expect a bloody battle.

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Master Hand and Crazy Hand defeated with only Yoshi's Egg Throw special in world record pace by aMSa in Super Smash Bros. Melee

VGBC|aMSa is recognized in the Super Smash Bros. Melee community as being the best Yoshi user in the world. It can be argued that Yoshi's perceived viability in the game's 18 year and counting meta is thanks to aMSa's hard work with a character that was often written off.

Apparently the Japanese competitor is also quite a speed runner. According to aMSa, he recently beat his personal best and world record for completing Event Match 50 in a challenge where he's only allowed to use Yoshi's up special — the Egg Throw.

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With Smash Ultimate DLC adding characters from Nintendo games that are successful right now, which other franchises seem likely in Fighter Pass 2?

At first, I was entirely convinced that all the DLC we'd be getting for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would be from 3rd party developers. Back in 2018 I even wrote an article expecting such a scenario after Reggie Fils-Aime, then-president of Nintendo of America, spoke in a way which led many to believe this would be the case.

Since then, this trend was proven incorrect with the final character of the game's first Fighter Pass being the fairly controversial pick of Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses and now we have confirmation that the first character of the second Fighter Pass will be a character from the first-party Nintendo Switch hit ARMS.

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ESAM releases a tier list for version 7.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

"Pikachu busted." This is something you'll often hear from PG|ESAM regarding his main character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Is it any surprise to hear that ESAM believes Pikachu to be the best character in version 7.0 of the game?

Although the electric mouse Pokémon's results do not yet reflect it, Pikachu is often regarded as a top tier in many top player lists. Notably, Pikachu is also currently ranked as the best on our community voted tier list out of 76 listed challengers.

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Dana White is close to securing a private island to host Ultimate Fighting Champion... and it feels all too familiar for fighting game fans

What a strange year 2020 is turning out to be. Because of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), many events within and outside the FGC are being canceled for the sake of public health.

It goes without saying that physical sports are among those that are taking a hit as a result. The Ultimate Fighting Championship is a prime example of a celebrated event that is unable to take place as a gathering of too many people at one place would prove to be too risky.

According to TMZ, Dana White, president of the UFC, is incredibly close to securing a deal that would allow the organization to host matches on a private island. This is a theme that sounds far too familiar to fighting game fans...

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The PlayStation 5 wireless controller has been revealed

Sony has revealed the "DualSense," the new wireless controller for the upcoming PlayStation 5. This controller is sporting the colors of white, black, and blue thanks to the light bar.

Like with previous PlayStation console controllers, the face buttons consist of an X, square, triangle, and circle. There's also a control pad, a left analog stick, a right analog stick, a PS button, and a touch pad.

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Granblue Fantasy Versus' character select screen is quickly becoming pretty darn strange

Granblue Fantasy: Versus added two more DLC characters to its roster today with the release of Soriz and Djeeta which obviously means they've also been slotted into the game's character select screen.

Those who have taken any more than a passing glance at the updated roster choices, however, will likely notice that some things are becoming a good bit weird in the looks department.

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Perfectly Cut Fighting Games has immediately become one of the best pages to follow for hilarious clips and shenanigans the genre has to offer

The evolution of humor on the internet has led us to the point where creating cliffhangers through editing out resolutions has become some of the most riveting and funny video content around with explosions of popularity around pages like Perfectly Cut Screams.

Now, the fighting game community has its own centralized place to find these bite-sized clips that represent our tournament culture, online experiences, satisfying comeuppance and other goofy stuff that we have put up with in the aptly named Perfectly Cut Fighting Games page on Twitter.

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Soriz and Djeeta are now available for Granblue Fantasy: Versus on PS4 along with new Lumacie stage

Granblue Fantasy: Versus has sat with its previous roster of 13 characters in total for just over a month now with two more fighters joining the cast starting today.

Both Djeeta and Soriz are now available to purchase and download for purchase along with a new DLC stage for PlayStation 4 owners though PC players will still need to wait a bit longer.

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Masahiro Sakurai reveals he's now working on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate from home due to coronavirus concerns and Japan's state of emergency

The current COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has turned life on a global scale on its head which is also of course having a major impact on the video game development scene almost everywhere.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Director Masahiro Sakurai previously warned that his and others' work on games might face some big delays or halt all together which has somewhat come to fruition now for the Japanese developers.

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Under Night In-Birth developers still looking into rollback netcode though admits they've been running into 'a lot of problems'

Rollback netcode implementation has been one of the biggest points of discussion for the fighting game community over the past year or so which has finally pushed the issue back to the Japanese development scene that appears to be more open to listening now.

Under Night In-Birth's battle planner Kamone Serizawa was one of the first in the new wave to show interest in digging into rollback netcode, but it seems like he's been running into some problems getting everything to work.

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The 'Ghost Nappa' bug in Dragon Ball FighterZ makes it impossible to shut the Saiyan character up even if you turn off the in-game volume

This bug probably isn't going to disrupt the flow of any competitive matches nor will it do much harm to the general gameplay experience of Dragon Ball FighterZ, but it is worth bringing up for its peculiarity and so that developers can eventually attend to it.

Discovered by Vineeth "BC|ApologyMan" Meka during a recent streaming session, the oddity causes the in-game volume for one particular character, Nappa, to max out during a specific attack regardless of where you have the audio settings.

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Yoshinori Ono: As a development team, we became better from listening to what matters most to our players and making decisions with them in mind

It's almost kind of hard to believe that it's been over four years since Street Fighter 5 was first released on February 16, 2016. Many can argue that Street Fighter 5 was plagued by a rocky launch.

Having said that, the game has certainly come a long way since then and has seen a number of improvements to the overall experience. In an interview with USgamer, Yoshinori Ono explained the importance of listening to the fans.

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Still want to learn more about Granblue Fantasy's lore and history? Let's have a look at what Lancelot, Percival, Ferry and Metera are all about

The other week I wrote a piece which delved into the backstories and lore for some of the playable characters present in Granblue Fantasy Versus as well as their allies, namely Gran, Katalina, Charlotta and Lowain (with Lyria, Vyrn and Lowain's Brofamily included by extension.

I'm happy to announce that thanks to the wonderful support you've all given, this series of articles on the lore and backstories of Granblue Fantasy Versus characters is able to continue. Given the immense popularity of the Granblue Fantasy intellectual property in Japan, it's a shame that due to it not taking off as well worldwide resources and information on the characters and their relations with each other are scarce, so hopefully this will be one step in rectifying that — at least for the fighting game community. This time, we'll be having a look at the stories, challenges and motivations that drive four more characters in the roster, so please continue below to find out the details on Lancelot, Percival, Ferry and Metera.

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Uncharged Failnaught can be pocketed by Villager but the fully charged version can't — Mythsmashers' latest Smash Ultimate video focuses on Byleth

Byleth ended up being the latest fighter to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate via the Fighters Pass Vol. 1. Although the so called "Ashen Demon" was released over two months ago, there are still probably a few things that you might not know about regarding this Fire Emblem challenger.

Henke has released episode 16 of his Mythsmashers series. As the name suggests, Henke tests myths that have been circulating about Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The latest episode is focused solely on myths surrounding Byleth.

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