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Rain is more arrogant than ever and uses a weapon from India; Mortal Kombat 11 developers have updated the character in more ways than one

We got our first in-depth look at Rain in Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate thanks to this week's Kombat Kast, and it's become apparent that the Prince-inspired prince has been updated quite a bit for his latest MK appearance.

Senior QA Analyst at NetherRealm Studios, Stephanie "16-bit" Brownback, gave us both a gameplay showcase and spoke a bit about Rain's personality, story, and arsenal... some of which have evolved since we last saw him.

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Here are three of the most stylish and jaw-dropping Beerus combos you've never seen in Dragon Ball FighterZ

When you're not the greatest character amid a roster filled with plenty of heavy hitters constantly distracting audiences with their frustratingly powerful fireworks, it can be a real climb to get people to take you seriously again... even if you're a god of destruction.

Enter Beerus in Dragon Ball FighterZ, (yes, he's still in the game) who has garnered new faith from EG|SonicFox thanks to a handful of buffs in Season 3. It seems the purple cat is getting a second chance by more and more members of the community, and a user by the name of TaliosDrakei has come up with a few exceptionally stylish combos that, while perhaps not the most practical, will certainly get Dragon Ball FighterZ fans on the edges of their seats.

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The Phantom of the Opera isn't the most popular Universal Monster but he would make a great fighting game character

Dracula, the Wolf Man, Frankenstein's monster, the Mummy, and other popular Horror movie tropes have found their way into fighting games over the years in one way, shape, or form. They're strong choices due to their high recognition, and if you're not going straight for the most famous slashers like Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, or Leatherface, a good option for a fighting game is to create a new character based on a Universal classic monster.

Making my way back through the Universal Monster films in time for Halloween brought me to a trope I don't think I've ever seen represented in a fighting game. Erik, the Phantom of the Opera, is a trickster, a fighter, a maniac, and has supernatural powers at his disposal, and though he typically isn't the most popular of the Universal bunch, I think he would make a great fighting game character if he were the basis for a fighting game combatant.

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Street Fighter 5 developers: There are still undiscovered secrets regarding Zeku, G, and Byron Taylor

Capcom is continuing its updated communication practices with fans of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as director, Takayuki Nakayama, and producer, Shuhei Matsumoto took some time to chat with Spin in an interview that released just today.

From reflections on SF5's turbulent beginnings to general approaches in connecting the dots in terms of this portion of the franchise's story, there's plenty of interest for fans of Street Fighter 5 here. That said, one part stood out to us as particularly intriguing as Nakayama directly shared the fact that there are undiscovered secrets still waiting to be discovered, and he gave us three places to look.

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The first Krushing Blow in Rambo's Mortal Kombat 11 gameplay trailer is a direct homage to a scene in First Blood

Mortal Kombat 11 fans got their first look at an extra buff armful of Rambo's attacks today thanks to the incoming DLC character's gameplay trailer, and while there's plenty to appreciate on the surface level with beautifully animated attacks and gruesome kill moves, we'd be remiss if we didn't keep a keen eye out for clever references to the source material.

NetherRealm Studios has become increasingly liberal with such references with their DLC guests, and while just over 30 seconds into today's showcase we got a direct callback to the police station scene from First Blood. Minor spoilers ahead for First Blood.

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Which season of Street Fighter 5's DLC characters is most dominant right now?

The DLC roster size has now eclipsed the 16-character base selection for Street Fighter 5 after four seasons of new fighters including some of the most dangerous additions in the competitive scene between Akuma, Urien and others.

With the final season of content for SF5 looming in the next few months, we thought it'd be a great time to figure out which batch of DLC characters as a whole is currently making the biggest waves in the Champion Edition based on hard data.

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Guilty Gear Strive will feature crossplay but only between the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions

Arc System Works' upcoming fighting title Guilty Gear Strive will feature crossplay, but it will only apply to the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions. A pre-purchase FAQ was released by the company that provides details on what you'll get with each version of the game and answers to other questions fans might be wondering about.

According to the information, players who own either the PS4 or PS5 versions of the game will be able to be matched up against each other online. Those on Steam or playing the arcade iterations will not be included in this crossplay.

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Nintendo has censored Steve's very suggestive victory animation where he quite literally holds his meat in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 9.0.1 patch

Patch 9.0.1 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available. According to Nintendo's released notes, the patch only implemented bug fixes that were caused by interactions with Minecraft's Steve.

However, an unlisted change has been discovered by the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community. Nintendo has removed Steve's... meat.

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Rambo Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate gameplay trailer released

The Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate Rambo gameplay trailer is here. NetherRealm Studios released the showcase this morning giving us a look at what the 80s action movie star can do in battle.

In this new trailer, we see John Rambo take on a handful of classic Mortal Kombat combatants, as well as a quick glimpse at the dream match up of Rambo vs. Terminator. Many of his weapons and techniques are shown off here, including his bow and arrow, knife attacks, and traps.

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Online tournaments are causing drama in the FGC, are we ready for this new horizon or do we need more time?

The online 2020 Dragon Ball FighterZ World Tour Finals officially kicked off over the weekend and... immediately ran into a snag that's now threatening the event's integrity as a whole as ChrisG declared on Twitter after his round one loss that he'd be removing himself from the remainder of the round robin style event.

Such alterations in an already underway round robin tournament are absolute wrenches in the gears, and while the FGC waits to see how this pans out we also recall lag-incited drama from multiple Capcom Pro Tour Online brackets in recent months. The successes and failures of online events this year leave the FGC with an updated view of this style of competition, and we have to question whether or not we're quite ready for it yet.

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Version 9.0.1 now available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, here are the patch notes

Patch 9.0.1 is now available to download for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This update came just one week after the release of Minecraft's Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman as Challenger Pack 7, as well as the 9.0.0 update.

This patch's focus was entirely on fixing bugs caused by Steve's moveset. Outside of that, no balance adjustments are present. Having said that, replays from 9.0.0 that involved Steve can no longer be viewed.

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Rambo gameplay trailer to debut tomorrow for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, here's some new artwork to mark the occasion

It's been revealed that John Rambo's gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate will debut tomorrow, October 21. "Rambo. Gameplay. Tomorrow." Ed Boon declared this over Twitter earlier today.

Although no time was provided, it's assumed that the trailer will be live at 9 am EDT / 8 am CDT / 6 am PDT since that's when we had the opportunity to see Rain in action on October 15.

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Here are five things about Dragon Ball FighterZ that you probably didn't know about as outlined by LordKnight

Like almost any other fighting game, Dragon Ball FighterZ holds a few secrets that some players might not know about. BC|LordKnight has recently uploaded a video that details five things about Dragon Ball FighterZ that you probably didn't know about.

Did you know that forward and medium attack becomes special cancellable while Sparking Blast is active? As this is typically an overhead attack for every character, having yet another mix up that leads to a combo is obviously useful in a game like Dragon Ball FighterZ.

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Steve has some of the best attacks in the game but is crippled by weaknesses, here's my review of the Minecraft rep in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Minecraft's Steve is certainly a unique addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although he's the 82nd challenger to join the roster, his playstyle is unlike any other in the game.

At first glance, Steve might appear to be an extremely complex character because he has to keep track of six different resources (wood, stone, iron, gold, diamond and red stone), but players really only need to keep track of how much iron they have. Gold, diamonds and red stones are also important, but it's fairly easy to keep track of these resources as they are separate from the other meter.

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Capcom confirms which netcode changes happened in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's latest update

Last week, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition saw an update that seemingly added some improvements to the game's netcode. Due to the wording of the patch notes, however, many in the community wanted additional clarification on what the patch notes were doing in game.

We reached out to Capcom on the matter to see if we could clarify what went down with the latest Street Fighter 5 update. Today we have confirmation that changes were indeed made to the netcode with the most recent patch and which changes we saw.

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These memes parodying Arc System Works' ridiculous fighting game intros are hilariously on point from iconic Futurama lines to random billboard signs

Arc System Works is one of the premier fighting game developers in the world now, and while their licensed titles like Dragon Ball FighterZ and Granblue Fantasy: Versus are usually more tame in their round starters, the company's original titles still get pretty ridiculous with their intros.

With Guilty Gear and BlazBlue battle start sequences continuing to sound like soliloquies with a questionable use of the English language, fans started creating their own parodies with random generators, clips from other shows / video games or even strange examples taken from real life which are pretty hilarious and on point.

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Who are the top 10 best point characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ Season 3.5?

With the two added assists implemented in Dragon Ball FighterZ's Season 3 update, team composition and placements are more important than they've ever been in the 3v3 fighter.

Point characters set the tempo at the start of rounds which bring ramifications for the rest of the match, and fighting game content creator TheDoctorBlu recently released a video counting down and breaking down who he sees as the top 10 leading fighters to choose from in DBFZ Season 3.5.

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