Moves for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
Tiers for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath

What kind of moveset would Hakan have if he was added to Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition? Let's look at his Omega version for ideas

In just a couple of days on August 5, Capcom intends to reveal new characters for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. While there are a few rumored front-runners, there's still a possibility that Capcom might surprise everyone with a curveball character.

What if Hakan was announced as one of Season V's new playable fighters? Once more, let's take a look at the changes made to Hakan in the Omega version of Ultra Street Fighter 4 to get some ideas on how the Turkish oil wrestler might play.

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'Who needs talent or hard work when you can just spin dash?' - Cosmos reads the mind of a Sonic player in his latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate skit

"Can't catch me. Can't react. Just play this lame and we'll escape from the city."

These are the lyrics Cosmos heard while reading the mind of the Sonic user that was playing against him in his most recent skit featuring Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This video takes all the stereotypes of Sonic mains in Smash and pits them against Cosmos' sanity.

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New Darkstalkers trademark filed by Capcom

Capcom has filed new trademarks for Darkstalkers, Capcom Cup, Capcom Fighters, Capcom Pro Tour, Street Fighter League, and World Warriors Challenge according to Gematsu.

This could be an indicator that Capcom intends to use the Darkstalkers trademark for something in the near future. However, the possibility also exists that Capcom is renewing the trademark without any immediate plans for the Darkstalkers series.

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Getting bodied in fighting games can be good for you, Core-A Gaming's Patrick Miller explains why

The fighting game experience can feel like roller coaster at times. Sometimes you feel like you're unbeatable. Other times, you'll get bodied by players that are way better than you.

Core-A Gaming's Patrick Miller recently released a video that provides an analysis on why getting bodied in a fighting game can actually be a good thing.

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PlayStation 4 fightsticks will be compatible with PlayStation 5

The next generation of consoles is slated for its arrival this holiday season. Fans are clamoring for new details about the upcoming hardware as the launch window rapidly approaches, and slowly but surely, we're seeing fresh tidbits trickle in.

This morning, Sony took some time to answer a few questions about legacy peripherals and the PlayStation 5. Most notably to us here in the fighting game community, it has been confirmed that PlayStation 4 fightsticks will indeed work on PS5.

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Soul Calibur 6 Ver. 2.20 and 2.21 patch notes

Bandai Namco is gearing up for their next major update to Soul Calibur 6. On August 3, the version 2.20 and 2.21 patches will be going live for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC users, which will bring in support for the new DLC, introduce balance changes, and more.

Compatibility for paid DLC 11 and DLC 12 is being put into place with ver. 2.20, which will pave the way for the latest DLC character, Setsuka, as well as the new character creation set. Setsuka and the creation items will not be available in-game until tomorrow, August 4.

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Poison rips Akuma's life bar apart with two meters and V-Trigger 1 in this Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition combo clip

One of Poison's strongest tactics in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition is her ability to use a combination of V-Trigger 1 and some EX meter to quickly tack on the damage. Throwing out a molotov cocktail with VT1 spreads a carpet of flames across the floor that causes damage to the opponent if they're inside that area, and Poison can use specific combos and set ups to keep them there for some truly devastating punishes.

A great example of one of these punishes was recently shared on Twitter by Tyrant. This has to be about as optimal as it gets, with Tyrant's Poison landing a major combo on an Akuma that destroys his life bar.

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Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Central America 1 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Capcom Pro Tour Online is back again this week with another Capcom Cup spot up for grabs.

Players participating include Bandits|MenaRD, SB|Doomsnake, Bandits|Caba, AAA|ElTigre, AAA|Kusanagi, Bandits|Crossover, Mono, GOT|DR Ray, TMM|Lilo, Jochy, AZE|Maximof, TMM|LuiMan20, RH|Zeromex7, Hermes Venatori, RAPTR5|Jazdero and many more.

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For being one of the absolute most powerful and feared attacks in the entire Street Fighter universe, Raging Demon sure has a spotty track record

While it may not be as iconic as the Hadouken fireball or Shoryuken uppercut, the Shun Goku Satsu (better known as the Raging Demon) is widely seen as the most powerful and most badass move in all of Street Fighter.

The technique calls for the user to deliver themselves wholly over to the killing intent and often comes with the toll of consuming their humanity. Things are even worse for the victim as they're hit with countless deadly strikes all in a single moment that hurt not only their physical body but also assault their very soul with an intensity proportionate to the number of sins they've committed in life.

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Alex was tied as the seventh most popular character in the top 64 of Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Central America 1's Street Fighter 5 tournament

Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 Central America 1's Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition event will be concluding later tonight. Over 180 players ended up competing at this tournament.

As a result, we've gathered the characters behind the top 64 performing players. This should give us a basic idea on which characters are performing well in this "online meta" that's currently in place.

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Mortal Kombat 9's 2v2 Tag Mode was hilariously broken so it wasn't taken seriously as a competitive mode

Although the focus of Mortal Kombat 9's competitive scene was the 1v1 mode, NetherRealm Studios also implemented a 2v2 Tag Mode. Even though this essentially allowed it so that four players could play at once, Mortal Kombat 9's Tag Mode never really took off at tournaments.

One of the main reasons (among others) why 2v2 wasn't played at tournaments was because it allowed for some hilariously broken interactions and was incredibly imbalanced. PNDK&M recently released a video that provides an analysis on what was essentially deemed to be one of the game's casual modes.

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Panamanian Street Fighter 5 players faced disaster from power outages during CPT Online but were able to compete thanks to opponents' sportsmanship

The Capcom Pro Tour Online 2020 circuit entered its third month of competition this weekend where it would face a host of new challenges in the Central American region that would be held together by the integrity and compassion of its players.

Just as the initial brackets for the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition tournament were beginning on Saturday, players in Panama reported massive, extended power outages around the country that put their shot at reaching Capcom Cup into utter uncertainty.

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Over 50 percent of console fighting game players use Wi-Fi for online matches according to Katsuhiro Harada

As the focus of the fighting game community shifted this year towards almost exclusively online play, the players have pushed more and more the importance of using a wired connection in an age where wireless tends to rule all.

Following the announcement that Tekken 7 would be receiving updated online features soon in Season 4, longtime series director Katsuhiro Harada revealed the majority of fighting game players still primarily use Wi-Fi for matches.

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New Granblue Fantasy: Versus content will very likely release next weekend judging by an in-game message

Granblue Fantasy: Versus' first season of content finished up all the way back in April, and players have been patiently waiting since to see just what the next step will be for the Arc System Works-developed fighting game.

During the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable, GBVS lead developer Kazuto Sekine revealed to fans that new announcements for the game would be coming August 8, and there's a very strong likelihood the new content will release pretty much at the same time as well.

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Where do the Street Fighter 5 tier lists sit nearly 6 months after Champion Edition's launch?

Sometimes it feels longer, but we're getting close to hitting the six month mark without any new characters or notable balance changes in Street Fighter 5 which has let the game's meta evolve in some different ways while we continue to lack traditional tournaments.

This shift to almost exclusively online has certainly made some characters seem even better though that could also be attributed to the buffs given out for Champion Edition. Many still seem to agree on who are among the best, however.

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Blizzard vice president is still very interested in getting Overwatch's Tracer into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Back in October 2019, representatives of Blizzard Entertainment openly declared to the Super Smash Bros. development team that they'd be very happy to see an Overwatch character join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive roster. Jeff Kaplan, vice president of Blizzard Entertainment and lead designer for Overwatch, seemed particularly fond of making Tracer, the mascot of the Overwatch series, into a playable fighter in Smash.

During an Overwatch Celebration AMA on Reddit, it was confirmed that Blizzard is still very interested in making this suggestion into a reality.

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One of Netherrealm Studios' main goals with Fujin in Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's story was to differentiate him from Raiden by humbling him

Shang Tsung, Fujin, and Nightwolf ended up being the main stars of Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath's story DLC. Up until his release as a DLC fighter, Fujin had only been playable in Mortal Kombat 4 (Gold) and Mortal Kombat: Armageddon.

Aside from that, Fujin also served as a boss in Mortal Kombat Mythologies: Sub-Zero and had cameo appearances in other titles like Mortal Kombat X. As such, Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath provided fans with a look at a more developed characterization for Fujin.

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