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Moves for Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath
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What was the attack used by Daigo Kazama when he turned his back during Akira Kazama's Street Fighter 5 sneak peek?

Street Fighter fans and Rival School fans alike were recently treated by Capcom to a sneak peek at Akira Kazama in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition. This was almost like a full trailer as it showcased much of Akira's gameplay and moves.

Towards the end of the trailer, we saw what appears to be one of Akira's V-Triggers. For this particular attack, Daigo Kazama, Akira's older brother, makes an appearance.

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ApologyMan and LordKnight reveal what they believe to be the best Z Assists in Dragon Ball FighterZ

The Z Assist mechanic is incredibly useful for controlling the neutral, creating pressure, extending combos and generating resources in Dragon Ball FighterZ. Though a player is often risking the life bar of multiple characters while calling Z Assists during gameplay, the potential reward of such an action far outweighs the risk.

BC|ApologyMan and BC|LordKnight recently collaborated on the Beastcoast FGC YouTube channel to reveal the best Z Assists in Dragon Ball FighterZ. If you're having difficulties trying to figure out which Z Assists you should select to help your point character, this video could help with your decision.

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Masahiro Sakurai tells fans to hold on just a bit longer, likely referring to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC challenger

It's been 51 days since Pyra & Mythra were revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and 36 days since the two Xenoblade Chronicles 2 reps were made available as playable characters. As of right now, it's unknown when Challenger Pack 10 of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will be revealed, though fans have speculated on a couple of different timeframes on when this might happen.

According to Kody Nokolo's translated synopsis of Masahiro Sakurai's comments in Famitsu Column 626, we may not have to wait too much longer. "He also says that this isn't all that he's been working on, so hold on just a bit longer! He's trying his best."

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Rose's gameplay demonstration broken down in detail by HiFight for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

Rose is to be released as Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's next DLC character on April 19, 2021. During the Spring Update broadcast, Capcom treated fans to a more detailed look at Rose's gameplay by having a Rose mirror match play out.

This has prompted HiFight to create yet another one of his famous gameplay breakdown videos. Not only does HiFight identify each move via text as they happen, but he also slows down the gameplay during crucial moments.

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Another sick Steve montage is making me rethink the Minecraft rep's potential in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

When Steve was first released as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I was unsure of the character's viability in a competitive setting due to his poor mobility and stubby reach.

Towards the end of 2020, a player known as Paru uploaded a Steve montage that showcased some of the crazier things this fighter can do. Another Steve montage has been uploaded to Twitter by Yonni that further demonstrates that Steve is capable of some insanely hype sequences. Was Steve a sleeper top tier all along?

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Every Season 5 character thus far has at least one special attribute that no one else in Street Fighter 5 has

Capcom has shown that they're getting especially bold and creative with their DLC characters here in the latter part of Street Fighter 5's run as they've been a little more liberal in the way of new and unique abilities.

It's not to say that we haven't seen such attributes given to characters in the past (Gill's retribution, F.A.N.G's DOT poison, G's Presidentiality system, to name a few) but it seems the gloves are off now as four of the five newcomers are bringing significantly fresh maneuvers or attributs to the table.

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Here's why Cetrion may be the most hated character in Mortal Kombat 11 right now

NetherRealm Studios took the restrictor cap off of Mortal Kombat 11 last November when they decided to allow custom variations in competitive play and thus grant players a lot more power in the way of constructing the strongest versions of their characters.

While this surely sent a surge of hype and newfound creativity through Mortal Kombat 11, it also opened up all new potential for characters to pair incredibly effective maneuvers together, thus making a few roster members feel frustratingly overpowered. The community has famously been hounding on Sheeva in more recent months, but the title of "most hated" seems currently held by one of game's original fighters: Cetrion.

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Birdie in A tier, Ryu in S, and Menat all the way down in C? MenaRD shares his latest tier list for Street Fighter 5

Since we still don't have traditional tournaments to test out the competitive waters of Street Fighter 5, Ryan "Filipino Champ" Ramirez has been reaching out to various professional competitors from around the world to get their thoughts on how the game's balance feels here in its fifth season of play.

Champ previously garnered opinions from two Evo champions: Singapore's RZR|Xian and the United Kingdom's Mouz|Problem X. Now Capcom Cup 2017 champion, Rise|MenaRD, throws his two cents into the ring from the Dominican Republic.

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Nairo launches first Super Smash Bros. YouTube stream since being banned from Twitch nearly a year ago, gets 26,000 viewers in 20 minutes

The Super Smash Bros. community hasn't seen the likes of Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada much over the last year as the 24 year old pro player was ostracized after being involved in one of the Smash scene's multiple scandals in 2020.

Having dealt with said scandal on a legal front and being granted a second chance by many in the court of public opinion, Nairo made his return to streaming today via YouTube since his ban from Twitch has yet to be lifted. Just 20 minutes after starting he had already garnered over 26,000 live viewers and what must be an absolute ton in subscription and donation revenue.

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Arc System Works aims to improve character visibility, anti-airs, online connections and more in Guilty Gear Strive following beta feedback

Guilty Gear Strive's first open beta managed to bring in a wider range of players from the fighting game community than perhaps any point in the series' history, and while aspects like the online netcode received high praise, there were a number of other parts of the experience that had a fair bit of criticism.

Arc System Works recently released their fifth Developer Backyard update where the developers outlined what changes they're looking to make following feedback from the beta as well as other features they feel can remain mostly the same for the full release.

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Mai's received quite the glow up in King of Fighters 15 when compared side-by-side to the last game though one part of her has clearly been nerfed

Mai Shiranui's gone through many different incarnations since her introduction in Fatal Fury 2 though SNK almost always seems to give her extra special attention as one of mascots of the developer, and The King of Fighters 15 doesn't look like it'll be an exception to the rule.

With Mai's gameplay trailer finally dropping last night, Orpheus has worked quickly to create a side-by-side comparison video to showcase how good she looks in the new game next to King of Fighters 14 along with changes made to the fighter.

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Capcom pretty much confirms a Summer Update event is coming, information on 5th mystery character for Street Fighter 5 likely included

Capcom seems to have finally hit their stride in terms of how to communicate with Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's fanbase with their seasonal update events, and there looks to be more coming in our near future.

The company has pretty much outright confirmed that a Summer Update stream is planned for the coming months where we'll likely learn more about the fifth and final DLC character for Season 5.

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Rumor: References to new Nintendo Switch docking station that supports 4K resolution found in latest firmware update by data-miners

Version 12.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch firmware was rolled out by Nintendo recently. According to Nintendo themselves, this update only provided a fix for a rare situation that prevented automatic back up saving of data from occurring. "We fixed the issue with the save data backup feature, where in rare cases, the automatic backup of save data is interrupted if a communication error occurs during completion of the save data backup process."

However, it's now being reported by OatmealDome and Mike Heskin, known data-miners, that the updated code makes references to a new type of docking station, which is supposedly designed for a new Nintendo Switch model. "Aula is the codename for the new model," said OatmealDome on Twitter.

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D.Sloogs knows how to draw an attractive fighting game character

We stumbled across the artwork of David "D. Sloogs" Liu on Twitter recently and found ourselves absolutely lost in the animator and game developer's portfolio.

His work here is notable for multiple reasons, but we have to shout out just how skilled Liu is at giving characters incredibly enticing forms and figures. It's easy for artists to quickly tend toward over-sexualization, and there's an undeniable sexy element to many of Liu's pieces here, but he strikes a near perfect balance: curvy, muscular, yet still realistic.

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Our thoughts, reactions, hopes, and fears following the Spring Update and all of the wild stuff Capcom showed during the Street Fighter 5 stream

Capcom hit the Street Fighter 5 community with plenty of exciting new content on Tuesday as the Spring Update stream was a resounding success. We received some enticing new looks at Rose, Oro, and even Akira, which means Catalyst and I have plenty to say on this week's podcast.

We've got comments, reactions, questions, and just a hint of trepidation concerning the incoming characters as well as Capcom's newly established means of communicating with fans.

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Mai Shiranui finally receives her gameplay trailer for The King of Fighters 15 beating up her boyfriend

SNK's had a streak going for quite a few weeks now revealing brand new characters for The King of Fighters 15, but they've finally gone back to giving fans a closer look at a series mainstay that'll certainly make people happy.

As I'm sure everyone already guessed from the silhouette this morning, Mai Shiranui is the latest character to receive her full gameplay trailer though she's not apparently the last member of the Women Fighters Team as many had predicted.

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Capcom wants to hear from fans about how much they enjoyed the Spring Update event for Street Fighter 5 and what they'd like to see changed

The general feelings for many in Street Fighter 5's community appears to have shifted more and more positively since Capcom began running their seasonal update events, and they want to hear about what kind of job they've been doing with their changes in communication.

Following the conclusion of the Spring Update stream yesterday, Capcom asked fans for their direct feedback regarding how much they enjoy the new announcement format and also what should be changed going forward.

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