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Arslan Ash releases Tekken 7 Season 3 tier list

Easily one of the most celebrated competitive Tekken 7 players right now is RB|Arslan Ash. Hailing from Pakistan and coming from a scene that was mostly unknown until recently, this warrior came out swinging in 2019, winning multiple major events including EVO Japan and EVO.

Ash is considered one of the best Tekken 7 players around, and he recently put together a tier list for the latest version of the game.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass Vol. 2 pricing information released, DLC characters will come with new stages and music

We're still taking time to process all of the details from yesterday's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate presentation. Series creator Masahiro Sakurai revealed and shared a look at the next DLC character, Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses, unveiled new Mii Fighter costumes, and officially announced Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

Despite the wealth of information during the broadcast, there were a few things omitted that were followed up on by Nintendo in their latest press release. Notably, we now know the price for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass 2.

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Ultra Instinct Goku reportedly coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable DLC character

It's been a while since we've had any new information on the Dragon Ball FighterZ front. Rumors of a third season have made up the majority of the rumblings in recent months, but it looks like we now might have gotten our first nugget of what's to come.

Ryokutya2089 reports that Dragon Ball Super's Ultra Instinct Goku is coming to Dragon Ball FighterZ as a playable DLC character. It's worth pointing out that Ryokutya2089's track record is very strong in terms of accurately sharing details about the game, however, their most recent post does not cite where the information came from.

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Seth in Street Fighter 5 appears to have copied moves from Darkstalker's Demitri Maximoff as a fun reference

Seth is an android in the Street Fighter series that's capable of copying other fighters' techniques. This can either be an interesting or dull concept, depending on a player's view on the matter.

Due to the events of Street Fighter 4's story, Seth has been forced into a new body — which is a bit jarring at first, hearing Seth's voice coming out of a female doll body. In addition to this, it has lost access to all stolen moves due to a corrupted memory. It'll only be able to use the opponent's attack once after copying them with its V-Skill 1 before needing to do it again.

As pointed out by HiFight, Seth might be borrowing moves from another Capcom series to make up for these losses.

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The apparent state of Street Fighter 5 part two: The threat of the neutral eclipse

It's clear Capcom wants a healthy dose of hype and showy 50/50 offense present in just about every round of Street Fighter 5, and I think that's okay as long as the barrier to entry for said offense is calculated neutral play. I'm currently trying to find the answer to the question of where the balance between calculated neutral play and "just do it" advances now sits as we march further into Street Fighter 5's fifth season.

In the first part of this series, I focused on how Capcom has made an effort via their latest patch to further emphasize neutral play and highlighted Kage as a particularly successful example of this. Due to his relatively strong balance of risk and reward, he's a character who earns his wins, has fun and rewarding tools, is fun to watch, and isn't overly demoralizing to lose to. The big question? Will such characters wind up being eclipsed?

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Dhalsim in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 might be stronger than you think — Here's some gameplay footage of Justin Wong using the yoga master

Although most of the Capcom side of the roster are generally seen as being weaker than Marvel characters in Marvel vs. Capcom 2, Justin Wong has recently been putting in work with Dhalsim. He appears to be a believer that Dhalsim has the potential to change Marvel vs. Capcom 2's meta.

Wong recently uploaded match footage of him playing a Dhalsim, Sentinel, and Captain Commando team against NotBoradwayJose's Magneto, Storm, and Cyclops team in Marvel vs. Capcom 2.

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Sakurai flips the bird, the internet can't believe it's not Dante, and more; Super Smash Bros. Ultimate memes after today's Byleth reveal are too good

The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community was rather surprised today when Byleth was revealed as the sixth and final new character of Fighter Pass 1.

While Smash players are surely excited to explore what this newcomer has to offer come January 28, many have expressed a bit of distaste at having yet another sword fighter Fire Emblem character join the roster. As such, the memes have been flooding in and we've rounded up a handful of favorites to share with you.

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Daigo: If I'm asked to only pick either one of them to achieve results, then I feel like Ryu can do better than Kage overall in Street Fighter 5

We often refer to Kage as "Evil-er Ryu." As the nickname implies, Kage is essentially a more emphasized version of Evil Ryu that serves as a counterpart to Ryu in Street Fighter 5 in terms of both gameplay and story.

But what categories do these two fighters excel over one another at? In a video upload by FGC Translated, CYG|Daigo gives his impressions for Ryu and Kage.

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'Super Smash Bros. now has more Fire Emblem fighters than Street Fighter has Shotos' - The Smash community and FGC react to Byleth's DLC announcement

Nintendo and Masahiro Sakurai revealed the fifth and final character coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's first Fighter Pass, and it was none other than Byleth of Fire Emblem: Three Houses. So, the internet was thrilled to get this new character, right? Well...

The community response in the west has been mixed to say the least with some not exactly thrilled to have another Fire Emblem character added to the roster while other pro-level players — including the best in the world — are pretty hype and eager to try Byleth out on the battlefield despite some questions of their speed and tool set.

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If you thought Chun-Li looked scary on paper for this season of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, just wait till you see what MOV is doing with her

After seeing the changes Chun-Li got in the most recent Street Fighter 5 balance patch, many have proposed she's a candidate for one of the strongest characters in the game this season.

Her quick walk speed paired with powerful normals is already a deadly combination, but improvements to her crouching medium kick and heavy Lightning Legs might turn her into a neutral game beast. One of the most successful Chun players in Street Fighter 5, MOV, hasn't been in the competitive spotlight since Season 1, but that might change this year.

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Cuphead, Altaïr, Mega Man X, and more join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as Mii Fighter costumes

On top of revealing who the next and final DLC character is for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass, Nintendo and Smash Bros. creator Masahiro Sakurai also unveiled quite a bit more during today's live stream. With the release of Fire Emblem: Three Houses' Byleth at the end of the month, fans can also look forward to picking up a handful of surprising new Mii Fighter costumes.

Cuphead, Assassin's Creed, Mega Man X, Mega Man Battle Network, and Rabbids will all be seeing Mii costume representation come January 28.

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Mortal Kombat 11 receives special DC Comics costumes with the release of The Joker

The Joker finally took his place on the mainstage today by receiving his debut gameplay trailer for Mortal Kombat 11 to show off all of his gruesome tools of mayhem, but there was also a neat little bonus at the tail end of the video for those who stuck around.

More DC Comics-themed costumes will also be dropping alongside Joker for Noob Saibot, Baraka and who appears to be Kitana with the DC Elseworlds Skin Pack plus a bonus outfit for Geras which is quite fitting.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Fighters Pass volume 2 revealed, six more DLC characters on the way

Six more DLC characters are coming to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. During today's presentation, series creator Masahiro Sakurai shared the first details about what's to come after the initial five characters.

Fighters Pass volume 2 has been officially announced and will bring six new contenders into the ring — one more than last time.

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Byleth from Fire Emblem: Three Houses revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the next DLC character

Today during Nintendo's livestream, Masahiro Sakurai revealed that Byleth from the Fire Emblem franchise will be the next DLC character to arrive for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this winter.

Byleth is the main protagonist of the latest Fire Emblem: Three Houses title on the Nintendo Switch with both the male and female versions available to play as along with four different weapons to use in battle.

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First Joker gameplay trailer released for Mortal Kombat 11

After over a month's worth of teases and jokes, NetherRealm Studios finally revealed the debut gameplay trailer for Joker from the DC Universe as he'll appear in Mortal Kombat 11.

This showcase provides a look at the various tools the Batman villain can use in combat. Differing from Injustice, it appears that Joker's gameplay now revolves around using his cane.

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Update: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character reveal stream with Masahiro Sakurai is now live

Update: Nintendo's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stream is now live. You can watch it below.

The day has finally come for the world to know who exactly will be the final character of the Fighter Pass for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with director Masahiro Sakurai scheduled to take to the online "stage" shortly.

Nintendo's Smash reveal stream for "???" is set to begin at 6 a.m. PT / 9 a.m. ET this morning with a presentation from Sakurai that is supposed to last around 35 minutes in total.

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Update: Which character do you want to see announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate this morning?

Update: The final results are in. Check out who everyone voted for as their favorite Smash DLC choices below.

We all knew it had to be coming sometime, but it was still surprising to see Nintendo announce they alongside Masahiro Sakurai will be revealing and showcasing the next Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC character tomorrow morning, January 16.

This will mark Smash Ultimate's 80th fighter in total, and at this point it still remains largely a mystery as to who it could possibly be. So, we'll put it to a vote. Who do you all hope to see Sakurai reveal tomorrow?

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