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DRPotemkin's fighting game gallery features awesome depictions of Street Fighter 5 characters as frogs, Dragon Ball FighterZ, Sailor Moon and more

It's been nearly three years since we showcased Socrates "PotemkinBuster" Mota's gallery featuring fighting game characters.

PotemkinBuster's latest batch of artwork has reimagined Street Fighter 5 challengers as frogs. All 40 fighters have been recreated with this idea. Both the male and female models for Seth are also present like this.

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Hungrybox shares his top 16 characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 9.0.1

One of the most notable Super Smash Bros. players around Juan "Liquid|Hungrybox" Debiedma has finished his latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 9.0.1 tier list as he orders the top 15 fighters of this 82-character roster.

How much have developers shaken things up in Ultimate since the game's last patch? We get Hbox's final two tier categories ("Top Tier" and "Super Top Tier") of which there are 12 and 4 characters in, respectively.

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Masahiro Sakurai: The biggest crisis yet in our long history of making Super Smash Bros. games was that we weren't allowed to use songs from Minecraft

In Masahiro Sakurai's latest entry for the Famitsu Column, new information about the inclusion of Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman from Minecraft in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was revealed. Interestingly enough, Sakurai noted how there were difficulties regarding the music tracks that were included with the Minecraft content.

"The music selection for Minecraft in particular also turned out to be the biggest crisis yet in our long history of making Super Smash Bros. games," wrote Sakurai. "Due to certain circumstances, we were not allowed to use songs from the actual game."

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The properties of Steve's hitboxes are strange but become significantly worse after his weapons break in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The latest character to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Steve from Minecraft, is certainly a unique addition to the 82 character roster. Players controlling the Mojang Studios rep will need to manage their resources carefully to craft the tools needed to win.

Using certain attacks from Steve too often will result in a weapon breaking. It's actually possible to fight barehanded as Steve, but your attacks will become significantly worse.

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Steve can blow himself up and take zero damage in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

There very well may be a new strategy emerging with Steve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as the newly added Minecraft DLC character is able to play a bit of a kamikaze cat and mouse game with his TNT attack.

Normally the blast of this particular move is dangerous to both Steve and his opposition, but players have discovered a way to set off for Steve the explosion and completely avoid being hurt.

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Click Burgundy's top tier fighting game portraits bring out the best the genre has to offer from Guilty Gear to Virtua Fighter and beyond

The current generation of fighting games are officially entering their twilight years with the new PlayStation and Xbox consoles looming on the horizon, but that doesn't mean our current roster is running out of steam or hype anytime soon.

Click Burgundy is an awesome artist we've featured a number of times in the past because of their attachment to the fighting game community that perfectly captures what we love about the characters therein.

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'Mathematical calculations' have been used to predict the likelihood of the most requested DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With the release of Minecraft's Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman as DLC in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, fans have already begun to speculate on the remaining four challengers for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. According to Masahiro Sakurai, the continuous development that has gone on since Super Smash Bros. 4 will be coming to an end at the conclusion of this second pass. It is heavily implied that the four remaining characters of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 will be the last to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive roster.

While many gaming icons of fan favorites have already become playable, there are still plenty more characters that would surely excite gamers. Backseat has released a video that details the likelihood of the most popular characters that were highlighted in Source Gaming's poll by using "mathematical calculations."

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Hungrybox creates early match up chart for Minecraft's Steve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in 5 minutes

The strength of Minecraft's Steve is still largely up for debate in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community between players who feel he may be the worst in the game while many others believe he may hold broken potential never really seen before in the series.

Liquid|Hungrybox appears to think that the block builder likely falls somewhere in the middle judging by his early speculative match up chart for Steve that he challenged himself to put together in under five minutes โ€” though that proves to be a lot of characters to get through and explain in such a short period of time.

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Steve user wins a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online tournament with over 500 entrants, check out the footage here

When the 9.0.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate dropped, Minecraft's Steve became available as the 82nd character in the roster. Although my initial impressions has painted the Mojang Studios rep as a mid tier, it seems that Steve is already off to a strong start when it comes to the online competitive scene.

Over the weekend, the Juice Box 17, a weekly online tournament hosted by Liquid|HungryBox, took place in which over 500 competitors were signed up to play. Notable names included Liquid|Dabuz, SSG|LeoN, Armada|BestNess, Bandits|Sonix and 8BitMan. In the end, it was a player that was using a solo Steve โ€” or rather Alex, the female counterpart โ€” who won the entire event.

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The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate roster borrowing Minecraft Steve's taunt animations is a truly horrifying sight...

With the addition of Minecraft Steve to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there are now 82 playable characters in the game. It can certainly be said that Steve's nature brings something very unique to the Nintendo series.

Master0fHyrule recently uploaded a video that showcases every character performing Steve's taunts thanks to a hack. Needless to say, the results are truly horrifying...

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Here's how Xbox's Phil Spencer reacted to Minecraft Steve's NSFW victory animation in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

When Steve from Minecraft joined Super Smash Bros. Ultimate last week, he made quite the stir. Not only were fans feeling like he was a very strong character right out of the gate, but his victory screen animation turned a lot of heads due to the unfortunate placement of the meat that he holds in his hand after winning the match.

The unintentionally NSFW pose quickly got people talking, and even Head of Xbox Phil Spencer chimed in on the matter. His reaction was shared by Kotaku editor-in-chief Stephen Totilo, coming from a recent interview Totilo conducted with Spencer.

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Nintendo has censored Steve's very suggestive victory animation where he quite literally holds his meat in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 9.0.1 patch

Patch 9.0.1 for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is now available. According to Nintendo's released notes, the patch only implemented bug fixes that were caused by interactions with Minecraft's Steve.

However, an unlisted change has been discovered by the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community. Nintendo has removed Steve's... meat.

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Version 9.0.1 now available for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, here are the patch notes

Patch 9.0.1 is now available to download for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. This update came just one week after the release of Minecraft's Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman as Challenger Pack 7, as well as the 9.0.0 update.

This patch's focus was entirely on fixing bugs caused by Steve's moveset. Outside of that, no balance adjustments are present. Having said that, replays from 9.0.0 that involved Steve can no longer be viewed.

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Steve has some of the best attacks in the game but is crippled by weaknesses, here's my review of the Minecraft rep in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Minecraft's Steve is certainly a unique addition to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Although he's the 82nd challenger to join the roster, his playstyle is unlike any other in the game.

At first glance, Steve might appear to be an extremely complex character because he has to keep track of six different resources (wood, stone, iron, gold, diamond and red stone), but players really only need to keep track of how much iron they have. Gold, diamonds and red stones are also important, but it's fairly easy to keep track of these resources as they are separate from the other meter.

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Some say that the 9.0.0 balance adjustments for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are the worst in the game's history but are they really that bad?

Minecraft's Steve, Alex, Zombie and Enderman are now playable in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as part of the Challenger Pack 7. To make them available to use, Nintendo released patch 9.0.0 which also introduced some balance adjustments to the game's roster of characters. We've already provided an analysis on the takeaways from the 9.0.0 patch earlier.

The only character that received any sort of nerf was Shulk. The 9.0.0 version update made it so that he receives slightly more knockback while Shield Monado is active. However, it seems that many players within the Smash community have problems with some of the characters that received buffs.

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Steve's ability to refresh ledge invincibility might end up being a massive problem for the competitive Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scene

One of the main contributors to Meta Knight's top tier status in Super Smash Bros. Brawl is his ability to ledge plank near endlessly to stall matches out once he gains a lead in damage. This has resulted in tournament rulings that prohibited players from re-snapping the ledge too often (35-50 times). Notably, this has been turning into a problem in Super Smash Bros. Melee too with regards to Jigglypuff since both Melee and Brawl will refresh invincibility upon snapping the ledge.

Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate incorporated a rather simple solution that was seemingly in direct response to the ledge stalling metagame in Brawl. A character won't regain invincibility if they regrab the ledge without taking a hit or touching the ground first. Minecraft Steve's inclusion in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate might cause a problem with this solution thanks to his neutral special.

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Dabuz releases optimistic matchup chart for Minecraft Steve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate after a week of using him but believes the character sucks

It's been almost a week since Minecraft Steve was released as a character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Players around the world have been working hard to determine this character's viability in the meta.

Liquid|Dabuz has recently crafted a matchup chart for Steve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Notably, Dabuz has been registering for online tournaments and has been exclusively using Steve so that he may gauge the character's strengths and weaknesses.

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