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New Nintendo Direct mini reveals Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character will be from ARMS

Nintendo has just released the highly anticipated Nintendo Direct in the form of a Nintendo Direct mini. The video was uploaded straight to YouTube instead of being a live broadcast, runs for nearly 30 minutes, and provides the latest updates on Nintendo's products.

It was announced that the first character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass volume 2 will be a representative from ARMS. The character's specific identity has not been revealed yet, but they are scheduled for release in June.

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Haohmaru releasing for Soul Calibur 6 on March 31, check out his extended gameplay trailer featuring an English dub and new stage

After many months of waiting to find out when we can play as Soul Calibur 6's newest guest character in Samurai Shodown's Haohmaru, the day has finally come for all of us to see him in real action.

Bandai Namco released an extended gameplay trailer for Haohmaru as he'll appear in SC6 where he's touted to have a launch date set for next Tuesday, March 31.

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A new Mortal Kombat 11 DLC character appears to have leaked via an official email

Mortal Kombat 11 just wrapped up its first year of content this month with the release of Spawn in the Kombat Pack, and now it appears as though we now have a glimpse at what will likely be coming in the game's near future.

A new character has seemingly leaked as a DLC character for MK11 through text found in an official email received by outlets like IGN which reference a very specific groovy guy in its third-party trademarks. Potential future roster spoilers ahead.

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Original Nintendo Switch units are being sold out everywhere due to restocking difficulties

If you're in the market for a new Nintendo Switch, then difficult times await you. As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to create turmoil throughout the world, Nintendo Switch units are being sold out everywhere as it is proving difficult to resupply due to a stock shortage.

"Nintendo Switch hardware is selling out at various retail locations in the U.S., but more systems are on the way," Nintendo told GameSpot. "We apologize for any inconvenience."

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Top 3 most changed characters in Street Fighter 5's latest patch, apparent effects of the matchmaking update, and tips for better hit confirms

We had a handful of topics ready for this week's podcast discussion, but Tuesday's major Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition update wound up being jam-packed with so much notable new stuff that we're shelving most of what we had planned.

While the majority of character changes were inward extensions of hitboxes (don't worry, we'll clarify what that means) there were also a few pretty gnarly nerfs. Also, Akuma got buffs.

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Sogetsu Kazama releasing for Samurai Shodown on April 1, here's his gameplay trailer

Sogetsu Kazama's gameplay trailer for Samurai Shodown has been unveiled. It's also be revealed that he'll be made available on April 1.

This Jounin of the Kazama Clan made his debut appearance in Samurai Shodown 4. He is the older brother of Kazuki Kazama.

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Ryu has new V-Skill 2 tricks, Sagat's frame traps have become scary, and more — day 1 roundup for the Street Fighter 5 version 5.02 update

A major update was released for Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition yesterday. This newest patch provided changes to the matchmaking conditions and the balance.

As one can probably imagine, the fighting game community has been deep diving into the labs in order to discover unique interactions that have resulted from the balance adjustments. We've gathered a roundup of clips that have been circulating that showcase what's new.

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All Capcom Pro Tour events in the early half of 2020 have been removed

More event cancellations have occurred thanks once again to the worldwide coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Capcom has made what was likely a difficult decision to remove all events in the early half of 2020 from this year's Capcom Pro Tour competition.

"Currently, the novel coronavirus is projected to continue for several more months or longer across the world," read the statement issued by Capcom. "In light of this situation and and considering the health and well-being of our players, staff and visitors, all tournaments scheduled to be held in the first half of the 2020 Capcom Pro Tour season have been removed from the schedule."

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Four characters from the the Dragon Ball Z movies and Dragon Ball GT who could be cool to have in Dragon Ball FighterZ

Dragon Ball FighterZ had its third season unveiled about a month ago and we've already gotten Kefla released for the game alongside a slew of changes to characters and the game's systems.

With Ultra Instinct Goku on the horizon, we also have several currently unrevealed characters coming up and given the expansive universe of Dragon Ball that's been building since its start over 30 years ago, it felt like a good time to take another look at some great characters who haven't joined the game just yet. This third part of the multi-part article series will be focusing on characters from the Dragon Ball Z movies and Dragon Ball GT, that is to say non-canon characters who still have enduring popularity and frequently show up in games based on the property.

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Rashid got a major nerf and another change that some people claim hasn't happened in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

A new balance patch was introduced into the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition ecosystem just yesterday. Fans were surprised to see a strong selection of alterations surface alongside the changes made to the game's matchmaking.

Among those who saw tweaks, Rashid — a character that has been a thorn in people's sides for many seasons — has received significant nerfs. One change is concrete, while the other is one that wasn't listed in the patch notes, but several prominent members of the community claim it exists and is new.

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How has Street Fighter 5's new matchmaking update affected the online experience? Our early impressions show real improvement though it's not all good

After years of players voicing their complaints in regards to getting paired up against people in different countries when searching for strong connections, Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's matchmaking services received a much needed update last night, but just how well does it work now that it's finally here?

Well, first impressions leave a lasting memory, and so far it really does seem to have been improved. To test out the new matchmaking changes, we had EventHubs' own John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero, Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez and myself wade back into the waters of Ranked and Casual sets with mostly positive results — though there may be some new drawbacks.

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Want to get more familiar with the world of Granblue Fantasy? Here's a closer look at the personalities, relationships and lore for a few characters

Although Granblue Fantasy Versus is a intellectual property that is immensely popular over in Japan, over here in the west it's definitely not a franchise most people have heard of or know intricately. Even so, Granblue Fantasy Versus has taken off quite well even here as it's a very well-made fighting game that's amazingly fun to play and strive to get better at while it also featuring an interesting cast of characters and a beautiful world.

Because of this disconnect in how well-known it is across regions, there are likely a lot of people in English-speaking territories who don't actually know very much about the source material and aren't actually that familiar with the avatars they're playing as. If you feel like this applies to you, look no further — as someone who has been playing Granblue Fantasy for a little while, I'm here to introduce you more properly to the cast and world of Granblue Fantasy Versus in what will hopefully be the first of a series of several pieces. In this first (and god-willing not last) installment, we'll be taking a closer look at Gran, Katalina, Charlotta and Lowain.

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Seagull Joe releases Wi-Fi Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list

Anyone who's played a fighting game online for more than five minutes can tell you that matches are very different than their offline counterparts, and that's especially compounded in the Super Smash Bros. series with its wide range of movement on top of delay-based netcode.

GG|Seagull Joe has been part of the competitive Smash scene since Brawl when online was first added to the series, and he's now gone ahead and released a tier list for Smash Ultimate that breaks down the best and worst characters for doing battle over Wi-Fi.

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What exactly does 'extended the hitbox inward' mean in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition's new update?

So here we are once again. It's the morning after Capcom released their latest update for Street Fighter 5, and many in the playerbase have some questions about the changes — though this time they're not really centered around the online adjustments.

While the improvements to the game's online matchmaking may have been the thing to capture the attention of everyone, some players were left wondering about a specific balance adjustment that applied to a large number of the cast. What does 'extended the hitbox inward' mean?

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How big did Fahkumram actually wind up being in Tekken 7? Screenshots from his two trailers as well as gameplay give us an answer

When Fahkumram was first revealed for Tekken 7 back in early December and while fans were certainly impressed and excited for the Muay Thai fighter to join the roster, they were simultaneously distracted by some contradicting visuals.

Fahkumram's intro sequence sees him emerge from a kind of military-grade containment box after being airlifted into the Cave of Enlightenment via helicopter. Upon doing so the newcomer towers a full head over Craig Marduk, who looks up as the shadow of his foe completely covers him in shade. Cut to a few seconds later in the trailer, and it looks as though Fahkumram is nowhere near as large as that sequence suggested.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition matchmaking update patch notes now available

Patch notes for the newest version of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition have been unveiled officially by Capcom.

Due to the scope of this update, we can refer to this patch as Season 5.5. Needless to say, many fighters received a plethora of buffs and nerfs.

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The announcement that Samurai Shodown's PC version seems to be Epic Games Store exclusive sounds very much like what SNK said they weren't going to do

Yesterday, a lot of patient fans finally got what they've been waiting for since June — news on the Samurai Shodown PC release. Unfortunately, for many of these fans it wasn't quite the PC version they were hoping for as it's not looking very likely that the game will be appearing on Steam, most players' marketplace of choice, at all.

The news came directly from a video reel from the Epic Games Store showing that the game would be releasing there, meaning that all signs point towards no Steam version of the game being released, and with about a day since we got the announcement we haven't seen any SNK representatives try to assauge these fears, meaning the writing is likely on the wall and it's an exclusive.

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