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Suar talks incoming PGR, taking over Super Smash Bros. Melee rankings, forming the PG stats team and more

The inaugural season for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has concluded. Shortly after, The PGstats team announced the release date of the Panda Global Rankings.

PG | Luis "Suar" Suarez is the head of The PGstats group. His organization also does the Super Smash Bros. Melee rankings.

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Premium Street Fighter 5 Akuma statue by Prime 1 Studio now available for pre-order, priced at $900 and $1,200

Not too long ago, we caught word of a Street Fighter 5 Laura statue that costed $440. In the event that you're in the market for something a little more expensive, Prime 1 Studio appears to have something in the works for Akuma fans.

More specifically, this statue is available for pre-order. It's estimated that it'll arrive in July 2020.

There are actually two versions of the statue. One that costs $899.00 and another that is priced at $1,199.00.

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Marss releases his Zero Suit Samus match up chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Panda Global's Marss has been scoring tournament wins with Zero Suit Samus in Super Smash Bros. for some time now, and has recently come out with a match up chart for the armor-less version of Miss. Aran in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

Zero Suit Samus is currently regarded by many in the Ultimate community as one of the game's stronger fighters, which is particularly impressive when you consider she has more than 70 other characters to compete with. It seems as though Marss might be trying to undersell his main a bit (if nothing else, judging by his calling her "Garbage Girl") in order to avoid the nerf bat.

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Fighting EX Layer adds Area and new spectator mode with the Version 1.3.0 update

The developers over at Arika have been hard at work supporting Fighting EX Layer for over a year now releasing a handful of new characters, a Steam version and additional modes and changes over the many months.

Now, the latest and final announced new character for FEXL, Area, should be available to download for free for PlayStation 4 and Steam users along with the Version 1.3.0 update for the fighter.

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Tired of your Switch dying during practice sessions on the go? Well Nintendo just announced a new model is coming this year with improved battery life

The Nintendo Switch has been doing absolute gangbusters for sales since its launch, but apparently the recently-announced Nintendo Switch Lite wasn't the only trick the company had up their sleeves to try and keep the hybrid console's momentum going.

Nintendo revealed today that a new base Switch model will be releasing in 2019 which will reportedly beat the battery life of the Switch Lite that was already touted as lasting hours longer than the launch version.

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Update: Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate appears in Nintendo's new Summer content trailer

Update: Nintendo has renamed the title of their "Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases" trailer so that it now reads Summer instead of July. It is unclear why the change was made as it could have been unintentional, inaccurate or altered for a different reason. Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3: The Black Order and Fire Emblem: Three Houses are set with July release dates, and the new season of Fortnite with a likely July release window which leaves Dragon Quest's Hero DLC as the big question mark still.

Earlier: Nintendo has released a "Fan-Favorites & Newest Releases" trailer for the month of July. Curiously, we got another glimpse of the Dragon Quest's Hero in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate during the course of the video.

Remember that the Hero is supposed to be released in Summer 2019. Although no new footage was shown of the Hero, it is heavily implied that the Hero will be made available in July — this very month.

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The Akira Toriyama-designed villains Kane and Galena in Jump Force to be added as playable characters via free update

Jump Force appeared to have a fairly strong launch at the beginning of 2019 with nine DLC characters planned to release and more potentially in the works.

Two new playable fighters will soon be joining the crossover title via a free update for the story villains of Kane and Galena according to the latest issue of V-Jump in Japan.

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Mod shows what Lucario can do with infinite aura in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We all know that Lucario is arguably the biggest x-factor in the entire Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster. This is because his aura is so powerful.

We've all seen the horror that is a Lucario walking towards you at insanely high percentages. Now we get a look at Lucario with infinite aura.

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What fighting game news might we see at San Diego Comic Con this year?

San Diego Comic-Con 2019 is nearly upon us as the major comic convention is slated to take place this coming Thursday through Sunday. The world of comics has very much bled over into the world of gaming, and so this tends to be a fairly exciting event for the fighting game community as developers sometimes use SDCC as a platform for big reveals.

With EVO just a few weeks away, there's surely some competition when comes to deciding where to show off new goods, but we do have a few possible leads in terms of what might be coming to fighting games later this week.

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Daigo highlights how hitbox devices are better for avoiding Birdie's Bull Revenger command grab in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

If you've spent any time playing against a Birdie user in Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, chances are that you've probably been hit by the Bull Revenger command grab. You would swear that you were able to jump in time to escape it, but it nabs you anyhow.

In a recent video by FGC Translated, CYG|Daigo Umehara is able to highlight how it's actually easier to avoid this attack while using a hitbox controller. "If you need to jump all of a sudden, you only need to press all the directional buttons at the same time," said Daigo.

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KaneBlueRiver releases his Samurai Shodown tier list

Mostly recognized for his success at Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, KaneBlueRiver is an individual with a lot of talent when it comes to fighting games. It seems that he's been spending some time playing the recently released Samurai Shodown.

Earlier today, KaneBlueRiver unveiled his tier list for Samurai Shodown. Like others before him, he placed Genjuro and Tam Tam at the very top. Notably, Galford is also located in the S tier category.

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Irongod pulls of a 1.1 million-damage meterless combo with Thor in Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3

We're blasting from the past today as we take a look back at Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 and what looks to be the most damaging meterless combo Thor can pull off.

This comes thanks to a recent Twitter upload by Irongod, as he's figured out how to lop a whopping 1.1 million damage off with a lot of Mjölnir's Mights, just a few assists, and absolutely no Super combos.

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Mike Tyson tells ESPN he 'had no idea' there was a Street Fighter character modeled after him

You don't have to be in the fighting game community for too long before you'll hear the story about Balrog, Vega, and M. Bison swapping names to avoid any potential lawsuits with real-life boxer Mike Tyson, but according to his own words in a recent interview with ESPN, Tyson himself didn't find out until here in 2019.

If you're finding it hard to believe that the former Heavyweight Champion of the World was not aware of a Street Fighter boxing character modeled after his likeness and name for a full 18 years, you're not alone. Still, Tyson seems to be fairly genuine in his reactions to the news.

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Get Banjo-Kazooie, Dragon Quest's Hero, and the rest of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC characters for only $19.99 at Target and Amazon right now

If you're looking to snatch up Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC Fighter Pass, now might be the best time to do it. On Target and Amazon's websites, you can grab the pack with all five additional fighters for only $19.99 USD.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already seen the releases of its first DLC character, Persona 5's Joker, and Dragon Quest's Hero and Banjo-Kazooie are slated for a Summer and Fall launch, respectively. There are still two more fighters to be revealed, and this Fighter Pass gets you access to the whole lot.

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A Urien and an M. Bison walk into a Japanese arcade... dumb, but very entertaining, Street Fighter 5 play ensues

First off, we all know that both M. Bison and Urien are equipped with plenty of "just do it" moves that oh so often give them a widely unearned edge in Street Fighter 5 play. Both of these characters have tools that enable them to play with a calculated approach, but man, tossing out a hopeful EX Head Stomp, sudden EX Knee Drop, random Chariot Tackle, or simply activating Bison's V-Trigger one is too much fun under the surprisingly low-risk sun.

Fighting game community faithful HiFight has shared some footage of Street Fighter 5 play from a Japanese arcade and highlighted one round wherein the aforementioned characters had some particularly interesting time in the "flail till it works because you often can in SF5" spotlight.

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EVO 2019 is likely going to have huge announcements for the fighting game community, let's speculate about what we'll probably see

EVO 2019 is perhaps the biggest fighting game tournament of the year. It will be taking place on August 2nd through the 4th in Las Vegas.

With every year, it becomes more apparent that the companies behind our favorite fighting games are using this event to make major announcements. This year is likely to be no exception, especially if we take Mark "MarkMan" Julio's recent tweet into consideration.

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Yoshinori Ono shows more unseen Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition artwork in preparation for autograph session at San Diego Comic Con

This upcoming weekend is the yearly San Diego Comic Con. In the middle of last month, Yoshinori Ono of Capcom revealed some never-before-seen artwork of Street Fighter 5 in a Tweet.

Looks like Ono has more to show as we begin to approach the dates. Ono has revealed additional artwork to get fans hype for the upcoming autograph session.

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