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Street Fighter 5 season 5 review

The fifth season of Street Fighter 5 is finally upon us and, now that we've had this version of the game for a full work week, we're getting a much more vivid idea of what this latest evolution offers both in terms of the fresh content and updated gameplay.

After a year with Champion Edition's 40 character roster, Dan Hibiki (and technically Eleven) has increased the number of fighters we can choose from. On top of this, the game's basic feel and flow is already starting to feel somewhat different thanks to the much needed addition of a brand new defensive mechanic: V-Shift.

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Axl's One Vision isn't quite as crazy as it may seem at first glance... But it's still a time stop in a fighting game

When we first found out about it a few weeks ago, concerns were quite high about Guilty Gear veteran Axl Low's new super move One Vision because it had quite a unique property to it... Namely, the ability to stop time. Not exactly a common feature in fighting games, albeit not entirely unheard of, these concerns were definitely valid when faced with something that had such high potential to be a game-breaking mechanic.

Now that we've had some time with the Guilty Gear Strive beta test there's been ample time to explore One Vision and its applications. As I spent the vast majority of my time during the beta with my old favorite Axl Low, I put a fair amount of time into researching this mechanic and its various possibilities, and here are some of the things I realized about it.

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From desyncs to phantom V-Triggers, here's how Necalli has been glitching out since Street Fighter 5's recent Season 5 update

Street Fighter 5 changed drastically on Monday as the first major Season 5 update brought with it a new mechanic and updated balance for the entire cast, but all is not quite right amongst the world warriors.

Capcom made a fairly major alteration to Necalli, namely that his upgraded state in V-Trigger 1 is no longer infinite and sees him to return to his regular state after a certain amount of time. While this surely adds an interesting new facet to the character, it also seems to have brought some glitches along with it.

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#UnBanNairo is trending on Twitter as the Super Smash Bros. community rallies to get Nairo back on Twitch

As of the writing of this article, more than 160,000 members of the Super Smash Bros. community have taken to social media to make it as widely known as possible that they'd like to see Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada back and streaming on Twitch.

The 24 year old Smasher has been out of the scene and off Twitch since July of last year when allegations of sexual misconduct with a minor were made against him. Last Friday, Nairo made a return to the public spotlight via a short video in which he updated fans on his personal journey over the last seven months and noted that he was "ready to move forward."

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Fortnite Street Fighters, newcomers to Smash Ultimate, and more; Click Burgundy has been busy keeping up with the fighting game times

You've probably seen the work of Click Burgundy on our site before as the extremely gifted artist is always a joy to share. If you're relatively new around these parts, however, then welcome, and you're welcome for the eye candy you're about to receive.

The Japanese artist has been keeping up with the monsoon of recent fighting game developments as their latest posts include nods to such happenings as the Street Fighter/Fortnite crossover, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's newly revealed Pyra/Mythra character, and more.

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More beautiful screenshots of Pyra and Mythra in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate courtesy of Sakurai himself

Nintendo broke the silence on who the next DLC character will be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass 2 last week during a lengthy Nintendo Direct broadcast. Both Pyra and Mythra from Xenoblade Chronicles 2 will be fighting as one when they launch, joining the likes of ARMS' Min Min, Minecraft Steve, and Final Fantasy 7 antagonist Sephiroth.

So far, we've seen their official announcement trailer, which included glimpses of gameplay and, of course, the big Final Smash. Also released was a set of official screenshots, but Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai recently took to Twitter to share even more beautiful images of the Xenoblade fighters.

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Japanese Street Fighter 5 players have seemingly already mastered Dan's 'Saikyo Ultimate Style' infinite in the training room

It didn't take long for Desk to discover an infinite for Dan in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition following the Saikyo Ultimate Style master's release. Even for Desk, this combo is said to be quite difficult as it requires extremely precise spacing in the corner to get multiple reps going.

Although Dan is probably a weak character overall, he might as well be the best in the game when you have the enemy trapped in the corner during this combo string — assuming you've somehow mastered this difficult interaction.

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Street Fighter 5 Season 5 patch coming that fixes 'Mono' sound, Necalli desync, Dan teleport bug and more

Street Fighter 5's Ver.6.001 title update went live late Sunday night and opened up the doors to the start of Season 5's content. Along with DLC character Dan, new balance changes, a new stage, and a new mechanic came several in-game bugs that have been causing unintended behavior and interactions for players.

Capcom has announced that another patch is en route and will be aiming to fix several of the issues we've been seeing this week with Season 5. This update is expected within the first week of March.

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King of Fighters 15 producer Yasuyuki Oda reveals that SNK has been working on implementing an internal rollback netcode solution

Yasuyuki Oda, SNK producer of King of Fighters 15, revealed on Twitter that SNK is currently working on an internal rollback netcode solution for King of Fighters 15. The SNK producer specifically noted the #SNKRollback "movement" that has recently been pushing for rollback netcode on Twitter in his Tweet.

"Great to see lots of passionate #SNKRollback fans," said Oda. "You will be happy to hear that we have been working hard on an internal rollback solution for King of Fighters 15 from early in the dev cycle."

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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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