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This Gill player works hard and pulls out every trick in the book for this beautiful Street Fighter 5 beatdown

There's a 46 second clip making the rounds in fighting game Twitter at the moment, and for good reason. The clip is of a Gill player who puts on a wonderfully satisfying display of mastery with their character as they work their way around a Poison player's long-reaching whip attacks and launch into a series of great decisions.

While this surely is a beat down filled to the brim with fireworks, by no means is it like the somewhat less sophisticated (brain-dead) offensive onslaughts that many of the top tier characters are capable of.

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Harada: We are currently working on an update to improve Tekken 7's online experience

Fighting game culture emerged in a very different setting than where it primarily exists today. Players were initially restricted to the in-person arcade environment and eventually were able to enjoy competition with friends at home, but online play has taken off in more recent years and has become all but a non-negotiable for users.

This heightened standard for online experience rocked many fighting game developers who, until fairly recently, were not prioritizing it. Bandai Namco's General Manager and the main face of the Tekken franchise, Katsuhiro Harada, has been making efforts to make network play as smooth as possible in Tekken 7, and according to a recent interview with 876TV, those efforts are not over with.

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Street Fighter League Pro-US Season 3 week 12 results ft. Punk, Xian, iDom, Smug, and others

Update: This story has been updated with week 12 results and you can view them after the jump.

Earlier: It's been a little while since the conclusion of Season 2, but Street Fighter League action is picking back up in North America as Season 3 is slated to kick off today, October 8, and continue every Thursday at 4 p.m. PDT for the next 16 weeks.

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Here are all of Super Baby 2's anime references in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Not only have the developers over at Bandai Namco produced a wonderfully fun title in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but they've continually paid homage to the source material by drawing upon the manga and anime for seemingly as many character movements as possible.

With Super Baby 2 joining the DBFZ roster, IKevinX has done the painstaking work of going through and finding all of the anime references we see across Baby's attacks and poses in FighterZ.

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Remember how the first Mortal Kombat games were so violent that it was considered abusive to let children play them? VideoGameDunkey remembers...

Many of us in the fighting game community who grew up in the 1990's are likely still dealing with the long term effects of seeing the gruesome blood, gore, and violence that was featured in the earliest Mortal Kombat games. The franchise was extremely controversial 30 years ago when the video game space was only starting to be explored.

Parents and politicians worried about psychological influences on child minds waged something of a war on titles like Mortal Kombat 1 and Mortal Kombat 2, and the ESRB rating system was developed as a result. Given where we are now, it's quite comical to look back at both how we reacted to early MK as well as how incredibly tame these games actually were judging by today's standards. Video Game Dunkey goes in on both in one of his recent videos.

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Capcom vs. SNK 3 was once in development before being cancelled due to SNK's bankruptcy

Back in 2018, we received word that Capcom vs. SNK 3 might've been in development at one point. "Right before Fighting All Stars got started, there was another fighting game that got stopped during development..." said former King of Fighters series director Toyohisa Tanabe during an interview with Takayuki Nakayama on Capcom's Shadaloo C.R.I. website.

"Ah, that would be ****** ** *** *!" responded Nakayama. Indeed, "Capcom vs. SNK 3" fits perfectly into this censored quote. In a recent Polygon article, we received confirmation from Hideaki Itsuno, the director for Capcom vs. SNK 2, that Capcom vs. SNK 3 was in fact in development, but was cancelled.

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Comparing Shun'ei's gameplay from King of Fighters 15 back to King of Fighters 14 appears to show nearly identical animations in most cases

Fans got their first chance to see gameplay for The King of Fighters 15 in action last night with a new trailer for Shun'ei, and one of the immediate questions from many was to wonder just how similar was it to the previous game.

Well, HiFight luckily has the answer to that now with their latest video showing a side-by-side comparison of Shun'ei's attacks from King of Fighters 14 to KOF15, which reveals that the majority of animations appear to be nearly identical between the two — though that's not exactly something new for the series.

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Guilty Gear Strive's Arcade Mode features branching paths and 2v1 battles as detailed in new single-player mode breakdown

Guilty Gear Strive is revving up to become the first big fighting game release of 2021 though there's still a lot about the game we have to learn before launch arrives.

Arc System Works looking to try and change that now, however, as they've updated Strive's official website to break down the various single-player modes that'll be available in the cross-generational fighting game.

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Desk lands 6 of Super Baby 2's Supers in one combo for new Dragon Ball FighterZ exhibition

Super Baby 2 has only been available for one day in Dragon Ball FighterZ, but boy are the players going even more nuts than usual with how quickly the community is coming up with tech and wild combos.

Combo conductor extraordinaire Desk is certainly no exception there with his new video showcasing Baby's loops, assist stealing shenanigans and how to land six of his level one Supers in one go.

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Tell the Google Assistant to 'go Super Saiyan' and you'll be treated to a cool Dragon Ball Z Easter egg

Goku going Super Saiyan for the first time in preparation for his battle against Frieza was such an iconic moment for Dragon Ball Z fans. It's because of this moment that we have so many different versions of Goku (with different transformations) in Dragon Ball FighterZ.

A nifty Dragon Ball Z Easter egg that pays homage to this sequence was recently added to Google Assistant. Tell Google Assistant to "go Super Saiyan" to be treated to a surprise response.

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Out of touch mistake or next level communication by Capcom? Our thoughts on Akuma's apparent tatsu nerf; King of Fighters 15 trailer analysis

We initially intended for this week's lead segment to drive home the point that Akuma's overpowered nature is harming Street Fighter 5 and that it would be a travesty if Capcom did not properly nerf him in the upcoming patch. While we surely did get into that discussion, a very recent development concerning Akuma and balance also emerged.

The demonic fighter has just been given a snazzy new Garuda crossover costume in Street Fighter 5, and during the quick showcasing of said costume just a few days back the community spotted what looked like a very substantial nerf to one of his most routine and powerful sequences. We got the costume today, but no nerf... at least not yet.

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Shun'ei gameplay trailer for King of Fighters 15 revealed

Shun'ei's King of Fighters 15 gameplay trailer has been dropped by SNK Official. Though Shun'ei has already been revealed along with K', Leona, Mai, Kyo, and Benimaru, this gives us our first real look at how he'll play.

This particular fighter is said to be a manipulator of illusions. During King of Fighters 15 gameplay, he's shown utilizing Hydrokinesis and Pyrokinesis with his right and left hands respectively.

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Are Mortal Kombat 11's retcons good or bad for the narrative?

Those they have followed Mortal Kombat's narrative for years probably took notice of several retcons that happened in Mortal Kombat 11 and Aftermath. What's particularly strange is how Mortal Kombat 11 applied retcons to backstories elaborated on during Mortal Kombat 9, the start of the Mortal Kombat reboot.

Being that Mortal Kombat 9, Mortal Kombat X and Mortal Kombat 11 are all part of the same timeline, it feels like certain elements of the narrative don't add up well when playing the games back-to-back. History Behind The Warrior recently released a video that discusses the retcons for Kabal, Skarlet and Sindel.

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Marduk is a top 10 character in Tekken 7 thanks to the addition of his new Season 4 move according to Joey Fury

The Tekken 7 Season 4 patch applied some nice quality of life buffs to Marduk's kit. King Jae recently discussed Marduk with EQNX|Joey Fury during a video in King Jae's "Teach Me" series.

Marduk received numerous buffs that adds some consistency to his game, but Joey Fury is adamant that one change in particular is enough to push this fighter into the top 10.

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Akuma's Garuda crossover costume colors and Easter egg variant for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Characters from Fighting EX Layer (or Street Fighter EX) have been making their way into Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as costumes. We previously saw the release of Kairi, Hokuto, Blair Dame and Skullomania for Ryu, Karin, Cammy and G respectively.

Now it's Akuma's turn to get a costume that pays homage to one of Arika's Fighting EX Layer characters. Since Akuma's Garuda costume has been made available earlier today, we've taken the time to collect images showcasing Akuma with his new threads.

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Tweek releases Pokémon Trainer match up chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Pokémon Trainer has long been regarded as one of the strongest characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but what does their best player think about them now?

TSM|Tweek came so close to winning EVO 2019 with Charizard, Ivysaur and Squirtle, and now the top competitor has released his new match up chart for how they fare in 2021.

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Coreupt emerges as a next-gen fighting game with an emphasis on combos, weapons, graphics and rollback netcode

With the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X now on the market, fighting game players have been wondering what the first truly "next-gen" experience will be for the genre, and there may be an answer to that now.

Indie developer Jesse Wright is showcasing his new game Coreupt with a ton of gameplay videos, character designs and information regarding the fighters being made for the new consoles.

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