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I-No, Axl Low and... even Ramlethal saw no representation at the Guilty Gear Strive North America vs Japan event?

20 of the best Guilty Gear Strive players in the world recently competed at the Guilty Gear Strive North America vs Japan event that took place this weekend. As the name of the tournament suggests, North America's top players went up against the best in Japan in Guilty Gear Strive.

What characters are proving to be effective in Guilty Gear Strive's meta right now? Let's take a look at the character usage stats to get an understanding of how things are shaping up.

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Ronin Rumble Cup results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend will be the host to something quite special, namely an offline edition of the typically online Ronin Rumble event.

Notable players attending include CJ Truth, MuteAce, Argenrost, SAK|RushdownV2, EpicGabriel, DATA|HimeCut, Crescent|NovaSpec, Ronan Healy, DeeAncer, SenpaiSpyder and many more.

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Guilty Gear Strive North America vs Japan results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

Tonight, we'll be seeing an exhibition series which crosses international waters for Guilty Gear Strive.

Players participating in this extravagant event are EG|SonicFox, CO|Go1, Justin Wong, CO|Dogura, Kazunoko, Nage, FAB, Summit, LostSoul, Nakamura, PG|HookGangGod, Tomo, LordKnight, KizzieKay, Domi, Koichi, DEB, KidViper, ApologyMan and KnowKami.

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Hilarious bug returns to force Arturo Sanchez to play Potemkin instead of Axl Low during Guilty Gear Strive online match

Some time ago, we saw a bizarre yet hilarious bug that caused a player to play Sol Badguy instead of Ramlethal during a Guilty Gear Strive match. We couldn't be sure at the time, but it seems like there's a chance this can happen if there's a sudden disconnection during the match.

Thanks to a clip posted by BC|Arturo Sanchez, we now have a little more information about this strange phenomenon. During the clip in question, Sanchez is forced to play as his opponent's character, Potemkin, despite Sanchez's choice to play as Axl Low.

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Steam's Summer Sale offers some of the steepest fighting game discounts we've ever seen

Summer is here once again, and while that means a lot of the people will be hitting the beach for some fun in the sun, all of us here know that it means some of the best video game deals are on the way.

The largest of which being Steam's Summer Sale is now live and features some of the steepest discounts for fighting games we've ever seen — including more recent releases like Dragon Ball FighterZ's FighterZ Pass 3.

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New Guilty Gear Strive tier list released by Jmcrofts has only a lone S+ tier character above the rest

Guilty Gear Strive was released with a 15 character roster not too long ago. Players are beginning to feel confident enough to release tier lists for the latest entry in the Guilty Gear series.

We've already seen tier lists released by CO|Go1, CO|Dogura, AMTRS|KojiKOG and Kyamei. Recently, Jmcrofts also constructed a tier list during one his YouTube videos.

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Guilty Gear Strive potato mod makes it look like you're playing on Gameboy Advance... and somehow still looks decent

Those of us who remember tracking down a Gameboy Advance 20 years ago this month can take a quick break from our existential dread to appreciate the extremely low graphics presentation of Arc System Works' latest release: Guilty Gear Strive.

This is made possible thanks to the modding efforts of FGCDraft, who actually uses a handful of mods to turn Strive into a game that requires much, much less from your PC to run smoothly.

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FGC Arcade: Evo Edition results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

For this year's EVO, there's going to be a main event in August as well as official Side Tournaments and this early event dubbed FGC Arcade.

The FGC Arcade events will be taking place throughout June and consist of tournaments for Tekken 7, Mortal Kombat 11, Guilty Gear Strive and Granblue Fantasy Versus.

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The cheapest characters in fighting games right now

Getting salty over 'cheap' characters in fighting games is a tale as old as time, and there always will be members of the cast who will catch the ire of players for one reason or another.

Since everyone likes to complain from time to time, let's take a closer look at the cheapest / most annoying characters to do battle with right now around the fighting game genre.

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Go1, Dogura, KojiKOG and Kyamei release their first tier lists for Guilty Gear Strive

Guilty Gear Strive's been in the hands of players for a few weeks now, which has allowed for a ton of exploration of the game's full roster and mechanics with some now forming early opinions as to their strengths.

Top Japanese players CO|Go1, CO|Dogura, AMTRS|KojiKOG and Kyamei recently joined together on a stream to discuss their initial thoughts on the next step of Guilty Gear and show off their first tier lists.

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Sol's Overdrive causes a massive explosion and a... double KO? This Guilty Gear Strive clip has me so confused

Recently, Wawa posted a clip featuring a Sol Bad Guy and Ky Kiske match that raises more questions than answers. After watching it several times, I'm still not really sure what happened.

During the clip, we can clearly see that Ky has Sol trapped in the corner with both characters on their last legs in terms of their life bars. After successfully throwing Sol, Wawa, the Ky user in the clip, then opts to cross up his opponent with an air dash. It was at that moment that the opponent elected to use their Overdrive (effectively like Street Fighter's supers).

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Intense match between Fame96's Nagoriyuki and Sajam's Sol Badguy analyzed in HiFight's Guilty Gear Strive breakdown

In a recent video upload, HiFight analyzes a Guilty Gear Strive match that pitted PAG|Fame96's Nagoriyuki up against Sajam's Sol Badguy. For the most part, it seems like Sol is a top tier in Guilty Gear Strive while Nagoriyuki looks to be a fair bit more difficult to be successful with. As such, Fame96 will certainly have his work cut out for him if Sajam is able to play on point with Sol.

The first part of the video showcases the highlighted round in slow motion. Whenever something interesting happens, some text appears onscreen to talk about the decision making that's happening in split seconds.

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Celebrating good fighting game dads and strong father figures from Johnny Cage to yes, even Heihachi

Fathers in the realm of fighting games are a complicated and mixed bunch with many of them being evil villains like Shao Kahn or entirely absent, but there are certainly a good amount of positive role models to be found as well.

Since it's now Father's Day once again, let's take a look at the good fighting game dads and shine a spotlight on the adopted father figures as well from those who needed to get their positive reinforcement elsewhere.

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Guilty Gear Strive is likely the second largest fighting game launch on PC ever

The PC market for fighting game players continues to be one of the fastest growing scenes right now between new releases and repurposing old arcade games to run online, and Arc System Works appears to have established quite the audience on the platform.

In only three days after its launch, Guilty Gear Strive reached over 300,000 copies shipped / sold, and that impressive start is in at least partly thanks to the game's surprising performance on Steam.

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Sol Badguy player uses Faust's own bomb against him and picks up game winning combo in Guilty Gear Strive match

One of Faust's special moves in Guilty Gear Strive has him throwing a projectile with random properties depending on its type. While the bomb can be quite useful for Faust, its explosion has friendly fire properties that can really backfire on Faust's gameplan if the player isn't careful with it.

This is exactly what happened in a match that pitted DEBico's Sol Badguy up against PG|HookGangGod's Faust. Though players have the tendency to panic when the bomb comes out, this Sol Badguy player kept cool and managed to capitalize off of HookGangGod's own attack.

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May and the oppressive Mr. Totsugeki Dolphin took over the zeitgeist of Guilty Gear Strive and created relatable killer memes

Before the release of Guilty Gear Strive, much attention was given to Sol Badguy and Ramlethal Valentine for their wild damage output, but there was another threat waiting in the depths of the ocean.

May, her horrifyingly cute Mr. Dolphin and the constant shouting of Totsugeki (Charge in English) have now taken over a lot of the discourse in the community from their oppressive might, which of course led to the creation of a ton of top tier memes to help us cope with the aquatic army.

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PlayStation boss says Sony wants more cross-play titles but recent actions may suggest otherwise

Sony at one point appeared to be ahead of the curve with their cross-platform play initiative between PlayStation 3 and PC on games like Final Fantasy 14 and Portal 2 followed by Street Fighter 5 on PlayStation 4, but that certainly changed when the other consoles started getting in on the mix.

President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment Jim Ryan recently said in an interview the company is encouraging more cross-play support on their consoles though recent happenings may not exactly back that up.

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