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The upcoming DJ Vegas Sub-Zero skin for Mortal Kombat 11 looks great, but fans are going in hard after hearing his new voice

There's a new celebrity-themed skin coming to Mortal Kombat 11 on August 22, but data miners have already gotten their hands on the incoming Dimitri Vegas Sub-Zero and it's causing a stir in the kommunity.

Now it's not to say that the free Vegas skin isn't cool-looking, (the Tron/nightclub feel works well with what they're aiming for here) but after hearing the voice acting that replaces Steve Blum's expertly-delivered lines, players have started going in hard.

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Mike Ross dusts off his Ultra Street Fighter 4 E. Honda and takes on LI Joe at Barfights

It's been a while since I've seen this big of a smile on Mike Ross' face, but I suppose I shouldn't be all that surprised as Street Fighter 4 was (is) a game that tends to have this kind of effect on its players.

The beautiful people at Cross Counter put on yet another rendition of EVO Barfights this year, and one of the most notable bullet points on the fight card was an exhibition between Mike Ross and LI Joe in Ultra Street Fighter 4.

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Teleports, full-screen confirms and mixups: Janemba is one of the crazier characters in Dragon Ball FighterZ in this in-depth combo and tech guide

Janemba has been out for a little bit in Dragon Ball FighterZ now, and he's showing promise partly due to just how well Arc System Works and Bandai Namco was able to capture all of his crazy abilities in the character's gameplay and mixups.

FGC member Rath has put together an in-depth video guide for players looking to learn more about Janemba's specific tools, combos and tech broken down into his neutral, counter, teleport, mixups, supers, snaps and even more.

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The Shadow Lady boss is straight up a Marvel vs. Capcom character put into Street Fighter 5 and it's pretty busted

Boss characters in fighting games are nothing new especially to the Street Fighter series though you typically expect them to follow the rules of the rest of the cast most of the time. Capcom appears to be having a little extra fun with that concept at the moment, however.

The developers have resurrected Shadow Lady, a cybernetic Chun-Li, for Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition's Extra Battle mode... and boy is she extra considering the dark fighter is still a Marvel vs. Capcom character through and through.

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Never let your guard down on the Ice Climbers in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate - Nana can still score a KO even with Popo flying off in the distance

The Ice Climbers have one of the more interesting histories within the Super Smash Bros. series from their zero-to-death chain grabs to being cut in Smash 4, and their unique design continues to lead to new discoveries and fun moments for the pair.

A Japanese Smash player by the name of Kie recently posted a humorous clip online of a match between the Ice Climbers and Pokemon Trainer that shows off why you should never count out the siblings even if Popo is in the process of getting KO'd himself.

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E. Honda's sweep hits both in front and behind him in Street Fighter 5 which may actually help him in cross-up situations

E. Honda is one of the latest DLC for Street Fighter 5. As such, many players are trying to determine whether he will be good or not in his latest incarnation.

Something recently realized by players was that his crouching heavy kick doesn't just hit in front of him. It covers both in front and behind. What could this mean for the returning world warrior in SF5?

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What's the average time window between major Street Fighter updates? We were surprised to find it's actually shorter than we suspected

During this week's episode of the EventHubs Podcast, Catalyst brought up some particularly interesting research he did regarding Capcom's Street Fighter timeline. He went back and noted the release years for all of the numbered title entries and their major updates and found the average time that it takes Capcom to produce a new SF update is 1.87 years.

Enthralled by this idea, I pledged to take things one step further and calculate the same values on a monthly scale. Having gone back and noted the release dates for every game and update between Street Fighter 1 and Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition, (not counting the EX or crossover titles) I have an answer with accuracy down to the month.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's The Hero has been officially banned in South Australia

Super Smash Bros. creator, Masahiro Sakurai, has never been too quiet about the fact that he's seen his franchise more as a party game than a competitive entity.

Look no further than Brawl's random tripping or The Hero's RNG (random number generator) damage output for proof, the latter of which has now been banned by South Australia Smash Central.

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This Nightwolf combo guide will teach you how to play effectively with Mortal Kombat 11's newest DLC character

Nightwolf is now available in Mortal Kombat 11. Many people still are tryng to figure out the best playstyle for him.

Nightwolf isn't the strongest character when it comes to combos unless you have the damage buff. Rooflemonger put together a guide on playing him competitively.

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The upcoming Shadow Lady Chun-Li Boss Battle in Street Fighter 5 is insanely hard and will apparently feature new specials and Critical Arts

A new Extra Battle is slated to go live in Street Fighter 5 at 9 pm PT, and we're hearing a lot of emphasis on how exceptionally hard it will be to complete.

Shadow Lady Chun-Li was revealed by Capcom today on Twitter, but she was actually revealed by data miner X-Kira over a week ago.

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He was homeless at age 18, won a trip to Japan, and became the Ryan Hart we know now; hear Hart's inspiring story in this BornFree interview

He currently holds no less than four Guinness World Records and is one of the greatest multi-fighting game players to have ever competed, but Ryan Hart's story and approach to his passion is just as intriguing as his impressive resume or seeing him on the sticks in realtime.

Hart sat down with BornFree at EVO this year to share some of that story as the two engaged in an in-depth chat covering topics such as Street Fighter 5's Sagat, Hart's humble beginnings, integral moments during his fighting game journey, and plenty more.

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Does Hero have the best hitboxes in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Despite having been out for a few weeks, Hero has been one of the most divisive characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. His randomness has certainly cause some uproar.

Whether his rng-based potential is enough for all the fuss is up for debate, but this video gives a look at his hitboxes and sees how they stack up compared to the rest of the cast.

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'I think Lucia could be just below the top 10' - Daigo offers his thoughts on Street Fighter 5's new law enforcement official

One of the latest instlalments from FGC Translated visits the one and only CYG|Daigo Umehara during a recent streaming session wherein he both plays and commentates on Lucia.

Of the three newest Street Fighter 5 characters Lucia seems to be the front runner when it comes to general strength, (though it certainly is early) and The Beast feels she is currently just outside the top 10 range.

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Spinning Duck Kick! - Street Fighter-themed cosplaying rubber ducks revealed and available for pre-order

Street Fighter merchandise has seen almost endless support in forms of clothing, shoes, statues, controllers and pretty much everything else you can think of which now also includes rubber ducks.

Capcom and Tubbz revealed the world warriors will soon be available in duck form alongside other franchises like Batman, Borderlands, Destiny and Crash Bandicoot among others — and they surprisingly look pretty nice.

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Power Stone creators still want to make a new game in the series stating it would be a great fit for the Nintendo Switch

Power Stone was an important and influential game for Capcom back around the turn of the millennia, and though it hasn't seen a new release in 13 years, some higher-ups at the company still apparently think about bringing it back in some fashion.

The Guardian recently sat down with the game's co-director Hideaki Itsuno and producer Takeshi Tezuka to discuss Power Stone's origins — as a 2D fighting game, the development process and potential future for its 20th anniversary from when it first hit arcades and the Sega Dreamcast.

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Be careful with your hurtboxes in Samurai Shodown or else you may end up frozen in Rimururu's ice... even if you are behind her

Samurai Shodown players have been eagerly sinking their teeth into the game's new Version 1.11 update which rebalanced the entire cast leading to a whole bunch of discoveries and painful reminders of how punishing the game can be.

Twitter user Snusfen posted the conclusion of assumedly one of their matches between Darli Dagger and new DLC fighter Rimururu which goes to show the importance of knowing characters' hitboxes, collision boxes and hurtboxes... lest you end up like this poor soul.

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E. Honda and Lucia's Street Fighter 5 virtual trading cards released by Capcom

Capcom continues their Street Fighter 5 virtual trading card collection with the additions of E. Honda and Lucia.

Released over on Twitter, these cards show stats for two of the three newest DLC characters. They also feature awesome gameplay clips.

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