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

Peach's fastest Target Test run in Super Smash Bros. Melee is only possible once out of 114,137,910 attempts due to reliance on pure luck

The Super Smash Bros. series is known for having a variety sequences that use a random number generator. For example, sometimes you're just destined to lose against Hero no matter how well you play since there's a chance Hocus Pocus (via the Command Selection down special) will give the Dragon Quest rep a Super Mushroom, dramatically increasing his attack and launch power.

Nintendo Unity recently uploaded a video that highlights the odds of numerous situations that are based entirely on chance.

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Did you know that Dan's Danretsuken in Street Fighter 5 actually came from Street Fighter 4 Omega? Here's a closer look at how this move might work

Dan's inclusion in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's Season V roster was something that probably nobody saw coming. Regardless of his status as a joke character, Dan will be the next fighter to become playable in Fall 2020.

As a true master of the Saikyo arts, Dan has quite a few "taunt" moves in his arsenal. It's been heavily implied that there's more to these taunts this time around in Street Fighter 5. Even if we refer to Dan's Omega Street Fighter 4 incarnation, we aren't too sure what Dan's taunts will do when he's released.

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Cagliostro will be a technical character who can control space with proper setup — Let's run down what we know about her in Granblue Fantasy Versus

This past weekend, we got a lot of new details about the upcoming second season for Cygames hit fighting game (developed by Arc System Works) Granblue Fantasy Versus. The main event of it was of course the full gameplay trailer reveal for Belial, which we detailed heavily here, but we also got to hear about upcoming online improvements, new balance changes, a ranked mode reset and got a handy little roadmap showing when new content will be releasing. Also, at the end of the Belial trailer, we got a quick little teaser showing who's next after him — and it's the cutesy and adorable Cagliostro.

Of course there's a lot more to Cagliostro as a character than what little was gleamed towards the end of the trailer (some of which has been detailed by myself in the past here and here) and we're going to run through what you need to know about this little spellcaster before her inclusion in the game towards the end of October, but also focus on the quick statement Granblue Fantasy Versus' developers made about her playstyle for this game.

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Fergus releases his final Season 3 tier list for Tekken 7

UYU|Fergus recently released his final Season 3 tier list for Tekken 7. A video was even uploaded to Fergus' YouTube channel on the subject.

Characters are roughly ordered into six different categories. Although placements can be one to two positions off, fighters seen at the left tend to be stronger than those to the right in each group.

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Character-specific mechanics may be a theme for incoming Street Fighter 5 DLC figures like Oro, Dan, and Akira

One of the commonly-spouted complaints during the earlier days of Street Fighter 5 was the fact that character design did not leave enough room for player expression. Capcom has since nipped that in the bud and given us plenty of variation through additional V-Skills, V-Triggers, and characters with unique mechanics built into their tool kits.

To point out a few examples, G must micro manage Presidentiality levels, Gill has Retribution, Seth steals away other character's moves, and Juri must store charges. We got a few glimpses of incoming Season 5 DLC characters Dan, Oro, Rose, and Akira during Capcom's Summer Reveal event, and it looks as though the theme of special character mechanics may continue more heavily than before with this new batch.

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Ford Models tosses their cap into the eSports ring, picks up Chris T as first fighting game representative

The fighting game community has been weathering a particularly tumultuous storm here in 2020 as many events have been canceled thanks to COVID-19, but we're happy to be able to finally report some good news in the particular realm of eSports as professional Street Fighter player Chris Tatarian has been picked up by a new sponsor.

Enter Ford Models and their new Gaming and eSports division directed by long-time entertainment and eSports and gaming attorney, Justin M. Jacobson, Esq.

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Raiden and Shao Kahn were brothers in an alternate Mortal Kombat timeline that was erased by Kronika

The Mortal Kombat series is filled with many different beings and species. As Raiden is often referred to as the God of Thunder and the Protector of Earthrealm, he is canonically one of the strongest entities in Mortal Kombat.

We recently learned from Dominic Cianciolo, story and voiceover director at NetherRealm Studios, that Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is canon to Mortal Kombat lore. Supposedly, Kronika was dissatisfied with these series of events and wiped it from the timeline. Interestingly enough, Raiden and Shao Kahn's relationship in Mortal Kombat vs. DC Universe is very different to what was portrayed during the events that spanned from Mortal Kombat 9 to Mortal Kombat 11.

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Did you catch all six of the new attacks in the Tekken 7 Season 4 trailer?

Exciting news of a whole new season for Tekken 7 dropped during the Japanese Fighting Game Developers Roundtable as Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada showed off a trailer depicting a ton of new content that's now en route.

In addition to getting a better online experience, (we don't know exactly what's changing, but we did spot a wi-fi indicator in the trailer) a new "Tekken Prowess" ranking system, and a mysterious new character, the trailer promises new attacks for every fighter on the roster. They proceed to show us a few rapid fire glimpses of six of these, all of which King Jae has slowed down and briefly examined in his recent breakdown video.

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Dragon Ball is taking a pretty big financial dip for Bandai Namco but still remains the company's biggest breadwinner

We in the fighting game community know Bandai Namco for games like Tekken and Dragon Ball FighterZ, but the company deals in plenty more than just fighting games. Bandai produces a lot in the way of anime action figures and collectibles and while it's surely profitable to be working with the likes of Pokémon, Mobile Suit Gundam, KAMEN RIDER, and ONE PIECE, it should come as little surprise that the mega successful Dragon Ball is by far the company's biggest cash cow in this avenue.

That said, the recently released financial report reveals that Dragon Ball is taking a significant monetary dip this fiscal year.

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Mortal Kombat X PC mod brings a first-person view into the ultra violent fighting title

The prospect of the player being fully entrenched in a fighting game by way of something like VR hasn't really come to fruition just yet in an official capacity. However, that hasn't stopped fans from tinkering with modern fighters to experiment with what that kind of thing might actually look like.

Of all the fighting games out there that you probably wouldn't want to be a part of, the Mortal Kombat series has to be at the top of the list due to its extreme violence. But Twitter user ermaccer recently put together a PC mod for Mortal Kombat X that adds a first-person camera view that'll make you feel like you're actually fighting the likes of Goro, Kitana, and even Scorpion.

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If these are the fan-made Street Fighter 5 costume designs that didn't make the cut in Capcom's contest imagine how good the finalists will be

Capcom is currently running a costume contest for Street Fighter 5 as two lucky and skilled fans will each get their designs for an SF5 character outfit into the game.

The application window is now officially closed and contest organizers are preparing to present the finalists for a community vote that will ultimately determine the winners. It seems those still in the running are not allowed to be shown on social media (for obvious reasons) but those who have submitted and been notified that their designs have not been selected for the final round are allowed to share their submissions.

We've rounded up a gallery of some of our favorites to share with you today. Continue on to see some very enticing, very creative takes on the likes of Ed, Laura, Urien, Ken, Menat, Zeku, and others.

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Rumor: 'M Theory' may indicate the presence of a challenger who hails from a mature rated game in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2

Thus far, only Min Min from ARMS has been released for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2. We've yet to receive any official information regarding the identities of the five remaining challengers. Despite the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 global pandemic, Masahiro Sakurai has promised to deliver these five fighters which will likely mark the end of the post-launch development for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

PapaGenos has recently released a video that discusses a theory that was presented to him by Meteor Tome, a user from PapaGenos' Discord channel. The idea of this theory suggests the presence of a challenger in the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 who hails from a mature rated game.

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A sweet selection of sunglasses, a swaggy walk animation which might be a counter and what looks like a reversal — Belial trailer analysis

Last weekend, we were finally treated to our first glimpse at the second season of Granblue Fantasy Versus, which confirmed that we have balance changes coming, that Cagliostro will be joining the roster in October, that new RPG mode content has already launched for the game and even gave us a handy roadmap for everything coming up. All of this was of course very nice, but the showstealer who had everyone talking was none other than the suave evildoer who this article will be focusing on — Belial.

We got to see full gameplay glory of Belial which gave us looks at tons of hype animations and intricate cinematics featuring him and also gave us the clear release date of September 24th for when we can expect him to drop as a playable character to kick off Granblue Fantasy Versus' second season. While the trailer obviously didn't go too far into detail about how Belial's moves actually work, there's more than enough footage there to parse through to get a good idea, or at least give some educated guesses, on how some of his moves will function — so I decided to do just that, so you don't have to. Let's see what we can figure out about Belial based on his extravagant gameplay trailer.

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'Toasty' came from Ed Boon talking smack during a football game? NetherRealm Studios story director shares origins of Mortal Kombat's iconic bite

Many of us don't even hear it anymore as the now iconic "Toasty!" sound bite from 1993's Mortal Kombat 2 has played so many times during our gaming careers our brains no longer deem it worth pointing out, so you'd think we'd have an idea of where it came from and why it exists in the first place.

That's not the case for a surprising lot of Mortal Kombat players, however, as the almost two decade old Easter egg still widely remains an odd but instantly accepted part of the MK experience. Dominic Cianciolo, story and voice over director at NetherRealm Studios, recently spoke with Ars Technica and discussed the origins of this particularly curious clip.

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Dan's throw game in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition could either end up being exceptional or awful based on the developer footage

For better or worse, Dan Hibiki will be the first character of the "Season V" roster to be released for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. Players will be able to play as the self-proclaimed Saikyo master in winter 2020.

As such, we currently know more about Dan in Street Fighter 5 than Rose, Oro, Akira Kazama, and especially the unnamed fifth combatant. Unlike the other fighters, we've actually had the opportunity to see some gameplay footage for Dan and it revealed some potentially interesting tidbits about his throws.

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Despite Tapion never fighting in Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon, Globku managed to theorize a moveset for him in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Globku recently released a video that theorizes moveset ideas for Tapion in Dragon Ball FighterZ. This proved to be quite the challenge as Tapion was never actually seen fighting in the Dragon Ball Z: Wrath of the Dragon movie.

Still, Globku managed to come up with a number of ideas that revolve around Tapion's sword and his enchanted ocarina. Inevitably, some ideas for Tapion's move list had to come directly from Xenoverse.

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You don't need to learn all 100+ moves for your character in Tekken 7 — here's how to get started with just 10 to 15 moves

One of the facets of Tekken 7 that makes it so difficult for newcomers to get into is the fact that each character has a massive list of moves. Some fighters can have upwards of 100 different attacks, and this can be daunting for even veteran fighting gamers to learn.

But what you might not know is that one of Tekken's worst kept secrets is a major key to learning this game. In episode 2 of his Class In Session series, Anakin explains that players only really need to learn about 10 to 15 moves for their favorite character to get the ball rolling.

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