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Artist draws entire Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster in Cuphead, rubber hose style animation

Last month we reported on an artist by the name of Daniel "Danny Cortoons" Cortes who dedicated himself to drawing every Super Smash Bros. Ultimate character in 1930s rubber hose style, perhaps known better in our community these days as "Cuphead style."

Well, he finished the whole damn thing (save for the two remaining DLC characters which he promises to add once they're revealed), and today he posted a massive "everyone is here" banner for us to appreciate.

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Talented teenage modder turns Kingdom Hearts 3 into jaw-dropping Super Smash Bros. bout

A modder by the name of junior has posted some footage of a project he's currently working on: turning Kingdom Hearts 3 into a Nintendo character battlefield of epic proportions.

"Kingdom Hearts 3 except I accidentally made it into Smash Brothers Ultimate," he notes in a Twitter clip that commanded our attention once we caught a glimpse Mario flinging a tornado of fireballs at a keyblade-wielding Link. We then proceeded to watch the whole thing... about seven times.

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Super Smash Bros. professional pops off at amazing play, accidentally disconnects Switch, costs himself the win

James "CLG|VoiD" Makekau-Tyson is one of the best Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in the business right now, but perhaps he's just a tad too awesome for his own good.

During a recent online bout against a Sephiroth, VoiD and his Sheik held a commanding lead 3-1 stock lead. While being pressured off the ledge on the far left side of the arena, VoiD pulls off a super slick sequence that sees him beat his foe all the way across and off the other end of the stage, but then things take an interesting turn.

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Over 5,000 tournament games of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate analyzed to determine who are the true kings and queens of online for wins and popularity

With well over 80 characters now on the roster of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, it can be difficult to manage this crazy amount of potential match ups, but what if we knew what we were most likely to go up against?

PGstats recently put that concept to the test by analyzing 5,960 online tournament matches in Smash Ultimate to determine which fighters are most commonly picked as well as who has the highest win rates in the competitive setting.

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Masahiro Sakurai talks about his tradition of celebrating game anniversaries with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate photos

In Famitsu Column 626, Masahiro Sakurai told fans to hold on just a bit longer, likely in reference to the development of the Challenger Pack 10 and Challenger Pack 11 DLC for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. According to Kody Nokolo's translation of Famitsu Column 626, Smash series creator also took the time to discuss his tradition of celebrating gaming anniversaries with Super Smash Bros. Ultimate photos.

Quite a bit of planning has to go into this as he prepares screenshots two months before an anniversary. When the time comes, he posts the already prepared shot on Twitter.

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Here are 5 characters that likely won't be part of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2 DLC

There are only two challengers remaining for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2. Based on what Masahiro Sakurai has previously said, these next two DLC characters could very well be the last ones for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. "There are only five more DLC fighters," declared Sakurai back in July 2020, following the release of Min Min. "After they have been released, the continuous Smash development from Smash for the 3DS and the Wii U will finally come to an end."

As is typical with the wait for the next character, fans have been speculating on who the next two characters could be. To narrow it down, it feels like it's possible to eliminate certain possibilities from the pool of candidates. We've managed to come up with 5 characters that are very unlikely to be joining Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive roster via the Fighters Pass Vol. 2.

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Super Fighter M - All Star is the most shameless ripoff of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and it's no wonder it's been taken down

A very bizarre game was recently playable on the Google Play Store until it was taken down on March 8, 2021, presumably by Nintendo. "Super Fighter M - All Star," the game in question, shamelessly ripped assets from games like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Super Mario Odyssey and Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle. Though the crossover nature of the game reminds of the Super Smash Bros. series, the game actually appeared to play like a top-down multiplayer hack n' slash with RPG elements — something similar to Marvel Ultimate Alliance, but way worse.

This game was apparently released by some unknown Chinese developer back in 2019. It's become popular in recent times due to a translated to English re-release by Cayman Game Inc. Hilariously, this was the only known release by Cayman Game Inc. before it was taken down. Super Fighter M - All Star even featured voice acting and cutscenes, though the game's quality was still extremely questionable.

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Hungrybox releases Jigglypuff match up chart for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 11.0.1

Liquid|Hungrybox recently released a tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. On that tier list, Hungrybox's main character, Jigglypuff, was listed as a bottom 12 character.

Jigglypuff's status as a low tier character would obviously imply that the Pokémon rep has a lot of difficult match ups at high level play. Needless to say, this was reflected in Hungrybox's newly released match up chart for Jigglypuff in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 11.0.1.

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Should we lose ranking points in online fighting games?

Playing fighting games online can often times being a stressful yet rewarding experience though adding ranked play to the mix is sure to tip the scales more in favor of the former for many.

As someone who gets more nerves playing ranked fighting games than in actual tournaments, I often find myself asking 'would it be better if we didn't have points taken away from losses online?'

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R.O.B., Min Min and Greninja were popular in the top 32 of Smash World Tour Europe Online Qualifier but characters used were very diverse

Just over 1,800 entrants were signed up to compete at Smash World Tour Europe Online Qualifier's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event this weekend. Notable names included the likes of Solary|Glutonny, Mr. R, FYN|iStudying, CGN|cyve and more.

We're once again presented with yet another opportunity to analyze how the meta is shaping up by looking at the character usage stats of the top 32 participants at this massive online tournament.

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Smash World Tour Europe Online Qualifier results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Smash World Tour is on again this weekend with an even bigger installment than previous weeks, this time focusing on Europe as a region.

Players participating include Solary|Glutonny, Mr. R, Supahsemmie, FYN|iStudying, Flow, LSE|Oryon, CGN|Tru4, CGN|cyve, RobinGG, SSP|Snormanda, Homika, NCE|sisqui, OwlBBs, HIVE|DarkThunder, Peli, VCA|Purple~H, WIZ|AndresFn, EDM|Bloom4Eva, Tarik, ROV|Vidad, PW|CurryGovernor and more.

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Hungrybox releases new tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate version 11.0.1 which includes Pyra & Mythra

It's been some time since Pyra & Mythra became playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in version 11.0.0. Though patch 11.0.1 was released shortly afterwards, it only reverted an unintentional buff to Wii Fit Trainer's Header.

Liquid|Hungrybox recently released 5 videos that outlines his newest tier list. In total, Hungrybox spends nearly two and a half hours explaining why he placed characters in either the bottom, mid, upper mid, high or top tier categories.

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Masahiro Sakurai tells fans to hold on just a bit longer, likely referring to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC challenger

It's been 51 days since Pyra & Mythra were revealed for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and 36 days since the two Xenoblade Chronicles 2 reps were made available as playable characters. As of right now, it's unknown when Challenger Pack 10 of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will be revealed, though fans have speculated on a couple of different timeframes on when this might happen.

According to Kody Nokolo's translated synopsis of Masahiro Sakurai's comments in Famitsu Column 626, we may not have to wait too much longer. "He also says that this isn't all that he's been working on, so hold on just a bit longer! He's trying his best."

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Another sick Steve montage is making me rethink the Minecraft rep's potential in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

When Steve was first released as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I was unsure of the character's viability in a competitive setting due to his poor mobility and stubby reach.

Towards the end of 2020, a player known as Paru uploaded a Steve montage that showcased some of the crazier things this fighter can do. Another Steve montage has been uploaded to Twitter by Yonni that further demonstrates that Steve is capable of some insanely hype sequences. Was Steve a sleeper top tier all along?

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Nairo launches first Super Smash Bros. YouTube stream since being banned from Twitch nearly a year ago, gets 26,000 viewers in 20 minutes

The Super Smash Bros. community hasn't seen the likes of Nairoby "Nairo" Quezada much over the last year as the 24 year old pro player was ostracized after being involved in one of the Smash scene's multiple scandals in 2020.

Having dealt with said scandal on a legal front and being granted a second chance by many in the court of public opinion, Nairo made his return to streaming today via YouTube since his ban from Twitch has yet to be lifted. Just 20 minutes after starting he had already garnered over 26,000 live viewers and what must be an absolute ton in subscription and donation revenue.

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Rumor: References to new Nintendo Switch docking station that supports 4K resolution found in latest firmware update by data-miners

Version 12.0.0 for the Nintendo Switch firmware was rolled out by Nintendo recently. According to Nintendo themselves, this update only provided a fix for a rare situation that prevented automatic back up saving of data from occurring. "We fixed the issue with the save data backup feature, where in rare cases, the automatic backup of save data is interrupted if a communication error occurs during completion of the save data backup process."

However, it's now being reported by OatmealDome and Mike Heskin, known data-miners, that the updated code makes references to a new type of docking station, which is supposedly designed for a new Nintendo Switch model. "Aula is the codename for the new model," said OatmealDome on Twitter.

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E3 2021 confirmed for online only event with Nintendo, Capcom and Warner Bros. confirmed to have announcements

After months of speculation and rumors surrounding what exactly is going on with the Electronic Entertainment Expo this year in terms of how it will take place, there's finally some concrete answers for fans of big video game reveals.

The Entertainment Software Association confirmed today that E3 2021 will be an online-only event this June spanning four days along with which game developers / publishers have already signed on to present their upcoming titles.

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