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Blizzard vice president is still very interested in getting Overwatch's Tracer into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Back in October 2019, representatives of Blizzard Entertainment openly declared to the Super Smash Bros. development team that they'd be very happy to see an Overwatch character join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's massive roster. Jeff Kaplan, vice president of Blizzard Entertainment and lead designer for Overwatch, seemed particularly fond of making Tracer, the mascot of the Overwatch series, into a playable fighter in Smash.

During an Overwatch Celebration AMA on Reddit, it was confirmed that Blizzard is still very interested in making this suggestion into a reality.

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Fan recreates the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate box art but all characters are Kirby with copied abilities from the roster

Before Masahiro Sakurai was the director of the Super Smash Bros. series, he created Kirby. I personally think it's fair to say that Kirby has earned his right to participate in every entry of the Super Smash Bros. franchise as he has become quite the gaming icon, regardless of who his creator is.

Samure is very likely a fan of Sakurai's work as they have taken it upon themselves to recreate the box art for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. What's interesting is that every fighter has been replaced by Kirby with various copy hats.

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Masahiro Sakurai intended for the A and B buttons to control their respective arms for Min Min in Smash Ultimate but this was reversed in development

Even as the 81st challenger to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster, Min Min's playstyle is very unique compared to those that have joined before her. For the most part, the normal attack button controls Min Min's left arm while the special move button controls Min Min's right arm during gameplay.

This is actually the opposite to how characters are controlled in ARMS. Masahiro Sakurai recently explained in Famitsu Column Vol. 609 why Min Min controls the way that she does in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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How ridiculous would Palutena be in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate if all attacks generated massive beams of light like her up smash?

Palutena from the Kid Icarus series is generally recognized as one of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's strongest characters as far as competitive play is concerned. Apparently, Vishera Games didn't think Palutena was strong enough and decided to give her a substantial buff to her kit.

For those that don't know, Palutena's up smash currently has the greatest amount of vertical range out of any up smash in the game — sans Snake's projectile-based mortar up smash, of course.

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'Melee does not bring me the happiness that it used to' - World's best Super Smash Bros. Melee player is actively considering competitive retirement

Only a handful of players can claim they've been at the top of the mountain when it comes to the incredibly popular and long-lasting Super Smash Bros. Melee, and the current top dog, Juan "Liquid|Hungrybox" Debiedma, feels like it may be time for him to set his eyes on a new summit.

In a solemn monologue recently posted to his YouTube page, Debiedma explained that he's been experiencing a change of heart in recent times and is heavily considering moving away from competing in the 19-year-old classic title. His central reason: he's tired of being viewed as the villain.

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Get On My Line 2020 results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The regularly scheduled tournament Get On My Level is happening this year as well, though given the circumstances of 2020 it's shifted focus to online and rebranded as Get On My Line for the year as well.

Players set to participate for Ultimate include TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|ESAM, Armada|BestNess, LZR|SuperGirlKels, EMP|Sinji, Riddles, HPT|Rickles, ILZ|ChocoTaco, GG|Sendo and many, many others.

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R.O.B., Wii Fit Trainer, Palutena, and Ganondorf were the most popular picks during Get On My Line 2020 Ultimate's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate top 64

Over 2,000 players were registered to compete at Get On My Line 2020 Ultimate's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online tournament. Some big names like TSM|Tweek, Liquid|Dabuz, PG|ESAM, Armada|BestNess, LZR|SuperGirlKels, EMP|Sinji, and Riddles were among the competitors.

The version 8.0.0 patch for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate really beefed up some of the game's weaker characters. Notably, we saw a number of these buffed challengers appear in the top 64 portion of the bracket.

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Where does Min Min sit on the tier lists one month after her launch in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Min Min and the entire Version 8.0.0 update for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been in the hands of players now for nearly a month though much debate is still raging as to who came out the best from the changes.

Some Pro players like PG|ESAM and Liquid|Dabuz recently ranked the new ARMS fighter to be among the top tiers in Ultimate now, but how does a wider look at the players reflect their feelings towards her toolset?

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Mew2King secures the Super Smash Bros. Melee online Ironman world record and does it with some hilariously dirty tactics

Slippi Online has gifted the Super Smash Bros. Melee community with rollback online. Ironically, many players have pointed out how superior Slippi Online's "netcode" is compared to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's.

Since this implementation was released, players like TSM|Leffen, PG|Plup, and MVG|Mew2King have been competing to secure the world record for the Melee Ironman. Essentially, these players are attempting to be the fastest when it comes to winning with all 26 characters (Zelda and Sheik counted separately) in a row during online gameplay.

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Captain Falcon's voice actor in Super Smash Bros. expected to re-record 20-year-old lines when called to the studio but instead made slurping noises

During the "Mr. Sakurai presents an ARMS fighter" that ultimately unveiled Min Min to be Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 81st challenger and first new character of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2, Masahiro Sakurai stated that the development team invited Ryō Horikawa, the voice actor for Captain Falcon in the Super Smash Bros. series, to... make slurping noises for Min Min's reveal trailer.

Funnily enough, Sakurai also mentioned that Captain Falcon is the only fighter from the Nintendo 64 entry of Super Smash Bros. that hasn't had their lines re-recorded (when characters like Yoshi are excluded as they just use pre-recorded assets). Ryō Horikawa recently commented on this in a recent video upload and a translated synopsis was provided by PushDustIn.

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Fan creates outstanding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate stage following the launch of Paper Mario: The Origami King

Paper Mario: The Origami King is the latest entry in the beloved franchise and saw its release just last Friday, on July 17. Reception to the new title appears positive, and many fans are being hit hard with the nostalgia seeing the return of the popular plumber in the flat, 2D world.

Shortly after the official launch of Origami King, a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate user named Curry Hiro uploaded a Paper Mario-themed stage that looks absolutely fantastic. "In honor of the new Paper Mario game release!" reads the title of this awesome backdrop.

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Wait... isn't Lucas supposed to be a mid tier in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? How does Tanakasu91 make the character look so sick?

Lucas in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is generally regarded as a mid tier character when it comes to competitive play. Ness is considered to be the superior Earthbound rep as he has significantly better tournament results than Lucas.

If you're someone who doesn't think that Lucas is that much of a threat in Super smash Bros. Ultimate's current meta, then you should probably check out this clip that was uploaded by Tanakasu91.

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This is probably the biggest brain recovery I've ever seen for Super Smash Bros. Melee

Depending on the circumstances, recovering in Super Smash Bros. Melee can be a difficult task. Recoveries that auto-snap the ledge tend to be rarer in Melee compared to future entries in the series.

Tysk recently found himself in a tricky situation where a Sheik player wouldn't allow his Falco to recover back to the stage. Every time he used Falco's up special, Falco would be intercepted by the Sheik's Needle Storm special.

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HopCat predicts Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online interactions with hilarious 'Smash Online Bingo' video

HopCat recently uploaded a video that has him playing online matches in Quickplay and Elite Smash. While the content creator is doing his best to win every match, his goals outlined within the video don't necessarily require him to always be victorious.

Before jumping into the action, HopCat constructed a Bingo card that attempts to predict common interactions that are associated with playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate online. His goal is to fill out a row, column, or diagonal on the Bingo card based on what happens during gameplay.

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ESAM's Version 8.0.0 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list places Min Min firmly in the top tier category

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's latest update is almost a month old now with players still diving deep into the various buffs added to the game along with its latest playable fighter in Min Min.

PG|ESAM recently put together his Version 8.0.0 tier list for Ultimate where he believes Min Min is likely one of the top tiers in the game.

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Mew2King outlines which adjustments were the most impactful in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's version 8.0.0 patch

In addition to adding Min Min to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the version 8.0.0 patch provided numerous adjustments to the game's roster. Bayonetta, Captain Falcon, Corrin, Diddy Kong, Falco, Ike, Incineroar, Isabelle, King Dedede, King K. Rool, Kirby, Little Mac, Marth, Meta Knight, Mewtwo, Piranha Plant, Pit, Dark Pit, Villager, and Wii Fit Trainer all ended up receiving noticeable buffs to their kits.

Most Valuable Gaming recently uploaded a video that has MVG|Mew2King highlighting the changes that matter the most.

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Today's Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase left the community with very mixed reactions but shows that fans should be tempering expectations

Earlier this morning, Nintendo unveiled their Nintendo Direct Mini: Partner Showcase. Rumors that suggested a Nintendo Direct would be airing on July 20 have been circulating for some time now.

It has been a long time since we last heard any news regarding Bayonetta 3, Metroid Prime 4, or Breath of the Wild 2. As a result of "leaks" that claimed that a new Mario game and a new F-Zero game were in the works, as well the "New" tag disappearing from the characters section of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate website, anticipation was quite high for this event.

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