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Smug and Floe are already ahead of the curve, watch as they brawl it out in a first to three Ed mirror match

If you're anything like us, you probably jumped into the Street Fighter 5 beta and felt completely lost with Ed's unique button-only commands and new play style. Apparently players like Floe and DTN|Smug don't have this problem.

The two notable names met yesterday online, and wound up playing a pretty vicious first to three mirror match. Although this surely doesn't represent the kind of game play these players are capable of at full potential, it's still pretty impressive to see their day one Ed strategies.

Here's a slick sequence by Floe early in their set:

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You'll see how their full set plays out in the video below.

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New CFN beta test now up and running

Update: Capcom has confirmed the new beta servers are now working properly. We have found our way into online ranked matches as well as battle lounges.

Earlier: Street Fighter 5's newest beta test, featuring Ed, was slated to go live today at 6 p.m. PDT, but a "2100d" error message has users on memory lane in a similar experience to the initial beta launch before the game dropped early last year.

After about 20 minutes of refreshing, we were able to make it into the game. The success was short lived, however, as we were quickly booted from the servers no more than a minute or two after.

Capcom has issued a statement on their SF5 Server Twitter:

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We'll keep you updated should the situation change.

Ed will be in your face constantly, has a ton of anti-airs and set up potential for days; here's our character breakdown for Street Fighter 5's latest

Today's Capcom Unity live stream featured an Ed showcase for Street Fighter 5, and we have a full breakdown for you based on what we saw.

Ed seems to be a rush down character that most wants to hit you with his frame traps to score big damage. He has a plethora of tools to get in close in both movements and attacks. Here are some of the important takeaways we gathered during the showcase:

- No overhead
- Cross up with jumping medium kick
- EX uppercut is invincible, but slow like Urien's headbutt
- Quick walk speed and quick forward dash

Here's his Critical Art combo to kick things off:

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Capcom to showcase Ed before Street Fighter 5's beta opens tonight, catch the live stream at 3 p.m. PDT

Updated: The stream is now live.

Earlier: If you simply cannot wait for tonight's CFN beta to see Ed in action, you're in luck.

Capcom is running a special stream today that is set to show off Season 2's third DLC character. The details of what exactly the stream will entail are currently unknown, but at the least we will be seeing Ed gameplay.

The live stream is set to go live at 3 p.m. PDT, and the CFN beta will open up at 6 p.m. PDT.

You can catch the video feed after the jump.

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Stylish combos, a fearsome frame trap game and more complex than you may think, Capcom formally introduces us to Ed

We're mere hours away from getting our hands on Ed for the first time in Street Fighter 5. Capcom UK's Matt Edwards has just released his character introduction video in which he goes over the specifics of Ed's play style.

We get a closer look at the applications of Ed's V-Skill, V-Trigger, special moves and his general approach. He's able to negate and maneuver through fireballs with his V-Skill, and is most comfortable doing frame traps in his opponent's face.

His simplified inputs may lead fans to assume he'll be excessively straightforward, but Edwards promises us there's far more depth than one might expect. Check out the introduction video below.

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Three HPs in one juggle, tons of headbutt loops, and swag levels over 9,000: This Urien combo video focuses on styling with Aegis Reflector

Rotbah has put together an excellent Street Fighter 5 combo video featuring one of the most combo-heavy characters in the game, Urien.

Entitled "Swaegis Time!" -- a combination of "swag" and "Aegis," if you couldn't tell -- this compilations brings together flashy and intricate Aegis Reflector combos and set ups.

There's a lot to take in here, but for a quick glimpse at what to expect, check out the GIF below.

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For the full video, be sure to hit the jump.

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Mr. Freeze, Jay Garrick Flash, Power Girl and more - new Injustice 2 premiere skin images surface

It looks as though release copies of Injustice 2 are starting to circulate, likely by way of some retailers breaking street date.

Twitter user Bruno del Villar‏ shared some screenshots of six different premium skins found in the game's gear customization section. We see Vixen (Cheetah), Mr. Freeze (Captain Cold), Jay Garrick (Flash), Reverse Flash, John Stewart (Green Lantern), and Power Girl (Super Girl).

Of these alternate skins, three have been previously shown while the others are new to us. You can check them out below.

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Injustice 2 is set for official release on May 16th.

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Here are Ed's stats, stamina rating, and critical art in Street Fighter 5

Street Fighter 5's CFN beta is going live tonight. Along with the updated UI and balance changes, players will get the chance to try out Season 2's third DLC character, Ed.

Capcom recently released Ed's in-game stats, his stamina and stun ratings, and more. In this story, we have included a handful of new screenshots, his ratings, and footage of his full critical art.

Below are the images to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump for the footage.

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A master of space control, incredible normals... plus an auto correcting dive kick? Brainiac looks like a smart choice in Injustice 2

The most recent WatchTower stream from NetherRealm Studios showed off Injustice 2's big baddie: Brainiac. We've got the low down on the character's strengths, weaknesses and overall play style.

Brainiac appears to be a powerhouse character that you do not want to play footsies with too much. He is all about controlling the horizontal and vertical space with far-reaching normals and amazing anti airs.

It's going to usually be up to Brainiac to set the initial pace of a round, but players who are patient and nimble enough to dupe Brain into a misstep will eventually find the opening they need. His moves are strong and far reaching, but slow and have a good amount of recovery.

Brainiac will dominate any players who try to rush in too quickly, or attempt to force their own style and pace without any tact. We kick things off with Brainiac's Super, in which a few of his minions lock his foe down while his ship blasts them with a massive beam:

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Hardcore players won't have to 'sacrifice' on behalf of casuals in Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite; Combofiend explains why

If fighting games want to be successful in this day and age, they'll need to cater to more than the niche audience that's willing to spend hours upon hours getting beat up as they learn the basics.

With the widely popular Marvel universe characters at its disposal, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite has an exceptional amount of potential to reach more casual gamers, but this has the competitive scene worried that Capcom may dumb things down a bit too much to strengthen the game's appeal.

During a chat with Eurogamer, Capcom's Peter "Combofiend" Rosas specifically discussed this topic at length.

"Unfortunately there seems to be this mindset that you sacrifice depth for accessibility," says Rosas. "But that's actually not the case here. Not in any capacity, really." Read on to see why.

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'To be honest, sometimes I don't know why I'm a Zangief player' - Snake Eyez talks character choice, direction of SF5 and more

One of the most dominating players in all of Ultra Street Fighter 4 is finally back to cracking both top eight brackets and skulls as CYG|Snake Eyez is becoming more and more of a name to feared in Street Fighter 5.

The California-based player's most recent performances saw him place in the top eight at the heavily stacked DreamHack Austin and nab a second place finish at Texas Showdown.

Known for his Zangief expertise, Snake has ventured out to use Akuma as well as the Russian wrestler in SF5, and this approach seems to be working for him quite well as of late.

In this BornFree interview, Snake talks about his approach to the game, where he feels like it's going, the new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite and plenty more.

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New Street Fighter 5 bundle lets you save almost 40% on initial 16 character Battle costumes

You can now gain access to Hot Ryu along with the Battle costumes for the rest of Street Fighter 5's 16-man initial launch roster in a new costume bundle.

Normally each of these alternate outfits would set you back $2.99, and that's still the case if you purchase them individually, but now you can nab all 16 at once in the in-game store for $29.99, making for a savings of almost $18.

Now you can nab Hot Ryu, Peacock Mika and Gelato Ken all in the same pack. As a refresher, here are a few of Dead End Thrills' high quality shots:

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Source: Capcom Unity. Sent in by User5 and DK_ALEX_DK.

Exploding presents, unblockable crowbars, and more - The Joker is back and better than ever in Injustice 2

The NetherRealm Studios crew showed off three more Injustice 2 characters during today's Watchtower broadcast. Today, we have the rundown on The Joker.

For the most part, The Joker has remained intact from Gods Among Us. However, this time around his tools for zoning and advancing have been improved making him quite scary in battle.

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, let's take a look at The Joker's all new super move.

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Tekken 7 has gone gold, here's another look at the game's awesome collector's edition

Tekken 7 is ready to ship to the masses.

Late last week, Tekken Community Advisor Mark "MarkMan" Julio took to Twitter to share the news of the game going gold. "We live, breathe and bleed this game. It's finally ready for the world on June 2nd. Please pre-order & support #TeamTEKKEN!" MarkMan wrote.

Though the game is less than a month away from release now, there is still some time to pick up the awesome collector's edition. Below you will find some screenshots of the CE's contents, as well as more images of the retro costumes that are exclusive to the PlayStation 4 version of Tekken 7.

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The Joker, Brainiac, Black Adam, and more to be showcased during today's Injustice 2 Watchtower stream, catch it live now

Updated: The stream is now live.

Earlier: The NetherRealm Studios crew is back with another Injustice 2 Watchtower live stream.

During today's broadcast, we can expect to see character breakdowns for The Joker, Black Adam, and Brainiac. The official Injustice Twitter account also makes mention of "more," so there might be a bit more content showcased.

The stream is set to kick off at 1 p.m. PDT / 3 p.m. CDT / 4 p.m. EDT.

You can catch the video feed after the jump.

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