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YouTube announces overhaul to verification system leaving many content creators to worry about losing check marks and the future of their channels

The digital landscape of the internet is always changing, updating and rearranging, and no better place sums up the good and potentially not as good sides of that particular aspect as YouTube — with content creators trying to stay up do date so they can continue to earn a living.

YouTube announced another new change today this time for their verified user status currently represented by the check mark next to channel names of bigger / established channels. Soon those checks will be going away to be replaced with a new system, as the company has began emailing some presently verified users that their status is going to be revoked.

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Street Fighter League Season 2 week 4 live stream kicks off at 4 pm, ft. NuckleDu, Punk, iDom, Smug, Sherryjenix, Samurai and more

Update: This story is being updated weekly with results.

After the success of the first season of the North American Street Fighter League, Capcom has given the green light for a second series of three on three weekly Street Fighter 5 battles.

Players from all over North America have been recruited via their performances on the Capcom Pro Tour, (captains) their winning of special SFL online tournaments, (online warriors) or internet voting campaigns (fan favorites). While the two top teams from Season 1 (Gale and Inferno) are returning, the other four teams will be formed via draft.

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Here's how Captain Falcon fares after Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest patch according to Fatality

While Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has seen quite a bit of balance change in the last few months thanks to a pair of patches, Captain Falcon hasn't received any tweaks at all.

Though he's stayed the same, the majority of the roster has evolved around him, thus making it apt for a pro player like Griffin "RCS|Fatality" Miller to update us all with a new Captain Falcon match up chart.

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Six players have been revealed for Red Bull Kumite 2019 via these slick player illustrations, slated to take place December 21-22

Red Bull Kumite will make its return here in 2019 with a later than usual appearance as the prestigious Street Fighter 5 Invitational is set to take place Dec 21-22 in Paris, France.

Similar to last year, Red Bull is revealing the 15 players they've invited in small batches, and six names have been made public thus far. The yearly event has become known for its high production value and personalized touches, and already we're getting a taste of that distinct RBK flair thanks to the personalized player illustrations used to reveal competitors.

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Momiji now available as DLC in Dead or Alive 6 along with ninja costumes that transform when you taunt or land a big hit

Though she was announced less than a week ago, Dead or Alive's newest arrival is already ready to take center stage no matter where you want to play as the returning fighter.

Momiji from the Ninja Gaiden series is now available to purchase and play in Dead or Alive 6 as a DLC character alongside costumes for her and new transforming ninja outfits for most of the cast across PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Sega Genesis Mini now available to purchase with Street Fighter 2 Champion Edition and Virtua Fighter 2 included with console

The Sega Genesis Mini is now available for pre-order. It will be officially available on September 19.

Two of the standout titles that will be playable on the console are some classic fighting game favorites in Street Fighter 2: Champion Edition and Virtua Fighter 2.

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'We're hoping we'd be able to eliminate perception that the game "looks" difficult' - Guilty Gear directors talk simplifying title in brand new ways

Simplification is a term that has largely faced push back from the players rooted in the hardcore fighting game community, but Arc System Works has been working to try to find a happy medium through many different approaches in recent years between Dragon Ball FighterZ, BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle and the upcoming Granblue Fantasy Versus. That trend will also be continuing for the new Guilty Gear as well.

At Tokyo Game Show 2019, Guilty Gear creator and ArcSys general director Daisuke Ishiwatari plus GG director Akira Katano were interviewed by Famitsu to discuss how their team is tackling the issue in an attempt to make their next game look less difficult to play to those on the outside.

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Update: Top 10 most requested DLC fighters ranked for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in US, Europe and Japan

Update:You can check out our final Super Smash Bros. poll results after the jump where four potential fighters in particular far outpaced the rest of the choices.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate added in some of the most highly requested fighters ever that had never appeared in the series before like Banjo-Kazooie, Simon Belmont, King K. Rool and Ridley, but fans' lists for new character ideas remain almost never ending.

Reddit user Zelcf recently released a ranking chart breaking down which characters are still most highly sought after to come to the crossover fighter and split it up into three regions: the United States, Europe and Japan.

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First screenshots of Madara Uchiha released for Jump Force

Jump Force immediately rocketed out of the gate as one of the best-selling video game titles of the first half of 2019, and it continues to see support coming via downloadable content.

Bandai Namco has now released the first screenshots of one of the next DLC fighters to come to Jump Force in Madara Uchiha, one of the primary antagonists and most overpowered shinobi in the later parts of Naruto.

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Mew2King will officially return for The Big House 9 for Super Smash Bros. Melee

It seemed that more and more of the famed Melee Gods were leaving the competition via retirement or moving on to new ventures. First EG|PPMD, then Alliance|Armada, and finally FOX|Mew2King stepped away from competing in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

Mew2King confirmed what The Big House announced on Twitter — he will be competing in Super Smash Bros. Melee at the tournament. It’s a return after a long hiatus.

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Momochi vs. the JeSU pro license, Street Fighter League vs. North America, and Catalyst is VERY mad there isn't a Season 4.5 balance patch for SF5

A lot has been happening this past week in the world of fighting game eSports and it all kicked off over the weekend after Victrix|Momochi took home the gold, but not the prize money, from the Capcom Pro Tour 2019 Asia Premier event.

The star Street Fighter 5 player has been in opposition to the relatively new Japanese eSports Union pro gaming license, a method for pro gamers to get around some of the Japanese anti-gambling laws when it comes to getting their hands on prize pools, and wound up taking home a little over $500 of the $46,000 he could have obtained.

Capcom sets up a lopsided Street Fighter League Grand Finals event that has a lot of us, including some of those participating in the competition, scratching our heads, Momochi wins a whole bunch of money but doesn't take it because of JESU Pro License politics, we take a closer look at some of the proposed issues that killed Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, and Catalyst REALLY hates Rashid.

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The biggest competition among EventHubs' staff right now isn't any fighting game — it's Castlevania 3

As a website that specializes in covering competitive fighting games, as well as being players of said fighting games, you shouldn't be surprised to hear that the EventHubs team has that fire burning in our bellies. Whether we're playing Street Fighter 5, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Tekken 7, or any other fighting title against each other, we want to win — and that can probably be said for most players in the fighting game community.

Interestingly enough, the latest competitive clash among our staff members hasn't been a fighting game at all. Nope. In fact, the game that's caused the biggest dispute in recent times has been none other than the NES classic, Castlevania 3.

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The closed Online Tournament mode beta that's happening right now in Street Fighter 5 gives us some insight on how the new feature will work

Yesterday, a new patch for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition was made available. This update required 21.678 GB of space to download on the PlayStation 4.

Along with the new costumes and stage, a unique mode was added to the game as a result of the patch. In the CFN menu, the Online Tournament mode is now present. With there being a closed beta today, we now have some more insight on how this feature will likely work.

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Here's a gameplay breakdown for Shizumaru Hisame in Samurai Shodown

Shizumaru Hisame is now available for free in Samurai Shodown. This particular fighter already looks to have good potential thanks to his instant overhead, touch of death combo, and a collection of other tech that has already been discovered.

But where do you begin if you want to learn how to play the character? GamingAndJapan has released a gameplay breakdown video that details exactly that for aspiring Shizumaru Hisame mains.

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Joker, Peach, and Snake are three of the five characters Armada would nerf in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will continue to see patches come as more characters are added to the game. The five characters Armada talks about in his recently released video can be found within the top 20 of our community voted tiers section. Take a look and vote on the fighters you think should be higher or lower.

Alliance|Armada is one of the Melee Gods. His opinion is one that is widely respected, so when he gives five fighters he'd nerf, people, tend to listen.

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Capcom addresses community concern for Street Fighter League's $135,000 Finals as inconsistent team selection creates fear of lopsided competition

Capcom now has two major players in its Street Fighter League eSports venture as both North America and Japan have assembled six teams of three to duke it out in Street Fighter 5. Both entities will deal in internal competition until the top two teams from the East and the top two teams from the West are decided.

These four teams will then head to Capcom Cup this December to duke it out for the lion's share of a $135,000 prize pool. While this all sounds just fine on paper, community members have been expressing distaste for the competition due to the vast difference in competitive accomplishment and skill when comparing Japanese to North American participants. Capcom has offered a statement on the matter indicating they're already looking into making changes.

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Poison's Halloween costume colors and Easter egg in Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter 5 saw the launch of its latest update last night, prompting users to download a 21 GB patch to gain access to the game's latest content. Among the batch of new stuff for fans to play around with, we saw the addition of two new Halloween-themed costumes: one for E. Honda and one for Poison.

Now that we've got our hands on it, we're going to take a closer look at Poison's undead fighter look. Here are all of the colors and the Easter egg variation for this premium costume.

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