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Update: Amazon UK claims PlayStation 5 placeholder listings and prices was 'an error'

Update: Amazon UK claims their placeholder listings and prices were "an error" according to IGN while adding they were "priced as a dummy product with a dummy price." You can find the original story below.

Earlier: The PlayStation 5 is just one day away from its big reveal event following the delay of 'The Future of Gaming' last week though it looks like somebody might have jumped the gun a bit with potential info about the system.

PlayStation 5 and PS5 placeholder game listings have appeared on Amazon UK accompanied by some prices including one for the console itself.

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What if the next Street Fighter went way back on the timeline and featured characters like Dan's father, Goutetsu, and Ingrid?

Capcom freely bounces around its Street Fighter timelines so much that Quentin Tarantino would have a hard time trying to keep up, which means the door is more or less wide open when it comes to where in the franchise's history they'd like to anchor the next installment.

Most of us in the community are fairly preoccupied considering and speculating what the final chapters of Street Fighter 5 will hold, but there's a good chance Capcom is already putting pieces together for Street Fighter 6. I think there's real potential in going farther back on the timeline than ever to explore characters we've heard plenty about, but have yet to see in action.

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Twitch streamers face massive wave of DMCA claims against old videos and clips threatening some channels' existences, live broadcasts may be next

Twitch has exploded as one of the biggest online platforms ever in the past decade or so which has seemingly brought in fresh sets of eyes from the copyright world that is currently raining down chaos on some creators.

Live streamers and Twitch themselves have confirmed that users are getting hit with Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) claims against old videos and clips which could lead to permanent channel suspensions and other problems — more of which may also be on the horizon as well.

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Switch Fighter transforms the Nintendo Switch into a dedicated arcade stick cabinet with dock support

The Nintendo Switch has emerged as a great system for fighting games from new releases like Mortal Kombat 11, Samurai Shodown and Dragon Ball FighterZ gracing the console along with tons of classics though playing them on an arcade stick can prove difficult at times.

There's currently a new product campaign on Indiegogo looking to solve that issue called the Switch Fighter which turns the console into a dedicated arcade stick dock with a screen.

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PlayStation 5 'Future of Gaming' conference rescheduled for Thursday, June 11

The gaming world was prepped and ready to go for Sony's "Future of Gaming" PlayStation 5 event, initially slated for June 4, for which there were plans to reveal some of the first titles that will be available for the upcoming console.

In an effort to direct focus toward recent social events surrounding the Black Lives Matter movement, however, Sony decided to postpone their event and has announced an updated presentation date of June 11.

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Someone spent over 400 hours adding every Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character into Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of those games that has seemingly no limit to the amount of creativity that can be injected into its in-game creations. Using the various available tools, players have generated incredible islands with detailed structures and pathways, decorated their rooms in ways you'd never think possible, and even designed clothing and patterns that resemble real-world people or characters from other media.

In the vein of that last point, apparently, someone spent over 400 hours adding the entire Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. That someone is Reddit user DJ-Dez, and they recently shared an image showcasing all of the designs.

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Psylocke, Cable, Deadpool, Elena, Baiken, and plenty of other popular fighting game characters featured in another batch of Click Burgundy's artwork

It's time for us to appreciate more of Click Burgundy's amazing fighting game art work.

For the Street Fighter fans, there is artwork for Chun-Li and Elena. While unconfirmed, there are rumors suggesting that Elena is among the five last characters for Street Fighter 5's "Season V."

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How much better will the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X run the current generation of fighting games?

Much talk in the video game landscape is currently going towards the technical prowess of the next generation of consoles in the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X though players have only much more recently been hearing about the benefits for games they already own.

Both Sony and Microsoft have committed to making the majority of their current offerings backwards compatible for the next gen hardware which could end up providing some nice benefits to the fighting games we're playing right now.

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EVO Online registration is now open; accepting sign ups from North America, Japan, South Korea, and Europe

It's certainly been a tumultuous trail to tread as the fighting game community has been maneuvering to try to hold on to any semblance of traditional major competitions amid the chaos of COVID-19, and while many events have been outright canceled or postponed, EVO will still be held... online.

We learned a few weeks back that the largest yearly fighting game competition would be holding four open online tournaments for the titles Killer Instinct, Them's Fightin Herds, Skullgirls, and Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath. Registration is now officially open for all four.

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Why fighting game bosses are usually more frustrating than fun

While we may look back at the likes of Street Fighter 2's Akuma, King of Fighters 94's Rugal, or Killer Instinct's Eyedol with a sense of nostalgic charm, the often long and arduous sessions spent initially trying to defeat them left us feeling like tearing our own hair out.

Bosses have been a very exciting facet across the gaming spectrum, but if we're being honest, that sentiment doesn't extend to fighting games as often as we'd like it to. This is the focus of Stumblebee's latest video: Why You (Probably) Hate Fighting Game Bosses.

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EVO Online update: Skullgirls now to be played on PC, 'something' being worked on for Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament of champions

It was on Wednesday that we got our first information drop concerning EVO Online registration and game platforms, but there's been a change to one of the four titles featured in the event's open tournaments.

EVO organizer Mr. Wizard announced Thursday via Twitter that Skullgirls will now be played on Steam PC instead of on PlayStation 4. A question concerning the Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament of champions popped up in the ensuing thread, Wizard's answer to which has piqued some interest.

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Talent vs. hard work: Is there a shortcut for fighting games? Get a surge of motivation with Maximilian's inspirational advice

Why does it seem like players such as Justin Wong or EG|SonicFox can simply pick up any old fighting game they choose and instantly be one of, if not the, best at them?

Is it because of some luck of the draw natural talent? Maximilian really doesn't think so, and in a recent video he offers us an insightful rant fueled by his years of experience and observation in the fighting game world.

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PlayStation 4's Days of Play sale has some of the cheapest fighting game prices we've seen

We've somehow managed to hit the halfway point of 2020, and with the month of June comes some slick deals to pick up for PlayStation owners around the world for experiences that are long, short and everything in between.

The Days of Play summer sale is back once again on the PlayStation Store which happens to include some of the cheapest major fighting game prices we've seen in some time from Dragon Ball FighterZ to Tekken 7 and Mortal Kombat 11.

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EVO Online registration begins on June 5 in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Europe

It's been announced that players will be able to register for EVO Online 2020 starting on June 5. Players will be able to compete in one or more of the following: Killer Instinct (Windows 10 PC or Xbox One), Mortal Kombat 11: Aftermath Edition (PlayStation 4), Them's Fightin' Herds (Steam PC), and Skullgirls 2nd Encore (PlayStation 4).

Registration will be free of charge, but only those from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, and Europe may enter. Note that the open tournaments will be region locked.

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'We want to stand back and let more important voices be heard' - Sony postpones this week's PlayStation 5 reveal event

Sony has postponed the virtual PlayStation 5 presentation scheduled for June 4 that was slated to specifically focus on some of the first titles that are to be launched alongside the console this coming holiday season.

The company broke the news via the official PlayStation Twitter Monday afternoon with a statement noting that they do not feel that it's currently an appropriate time for such reveals.

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PlayStation 5's first games to be revealed June 4 via live stream digital showcase

Sony's President & CEO, Jim Ryan, shared with the world via the PlayStation Blog that the next big showcase for the highly anticipated PlayStation 5 is en route for next week.

We've been getting information on the upcoming console for just over a year now and have been made privy to system specs as well as the DualSense controller design, but the presentation slated for June 4 will be offering one of the most exciting reveals yet: new games.

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Danhilo's fighting game art sees some of our favorites in a particularly cute light

I don't think I'd mind seeing a fighting game with an art style such as Danhilo's as his exceptionally cute versions of characters remind us of the days of Puzzle Fighter.

There isn't a huge selection in our gallery today, but Danhilo's abilities are already apparent through his renditions of Chun-Li, Felicia, and Baiken. All of them are in chibi form but are easily and quickly recognizable.

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