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Still no word about the ARMS character for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate but here are some memes to tide us over

The ARMS third year anniversary came yesterday, and yet there was no reveal for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Including today, there are only 14 days left in the month. Will Nintendo be able to announce and release the ARMS challenger as originally planned, before the end of June 2020?

While we wait, let's take a look at some memes regarding the mysterious ARMS challenger in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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When you see a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stage called 'DO NOT PLAY' you should take that advice

It's been a while since I've ventured into the depths of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's shared content section. I recently popped in to see what kinds of stages fans have been making — especially with the recent PlayStation 5 memes going around — and instead of PS5 memes I found probably the strangest stage I've ever come across.

While there have definitely been bizarre backdrops made in the past, typically they entail something recognizable that is either crudely designed or perverted in such a way that is flat-out offensive or just uncomfortable to look at. The stage we're talking about today is called "DO NOT PLAY," and I have since learned that that advice is worth heeding.

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ESAM holds nothing back with Pikachu in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate even against his fiancée

Friendly rivalries with your significant other can prove to be quite the bonding experience for relationships most of the time if you can get past the salt it can introduce.

PG|ESAM is widely regarded as the best Pikachu player in the world in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and he recently used those powers to style on his fiancée — though she gets her own big moment as well.

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GimR's latest skit demonstrates how to force opponents to think instead of mindlessly spot dodge cancelling in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Spot dodging in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is better than it's ever been before in the series thanks to the spot dodge cancel mechanic. As implied by the name of this technique, the last five frames of a character's spot dodge can be cancelled into a jab, tilt, smash, or special attack.

Not everyone in the Smash community is particularly thrilled about having this option in the game. Many would even describe it as being "mindless." Recently, VGBC|GimR released a video skit that also drops some knowledge on how to force thinking upon those that use mindless spot dodge cancelling.

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Watch your opponent's character if you want to react optimally in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as shown by ZeRo and the eye tracker tool

Even while retired from competitive play, Tempo|ZeRo has an advanced understanding of the gameplay behind Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Recently, ZeRo uploaded a video featuring matches against random players online.

What made this video interesting is ZeRo's incorporation of an eye tracker tool. This provided insight on where ZeRo was looking throughout his interactions.

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Watch Mario break all of the targets without ever touching the ground in Super Smash Bros. Melee

Super Smash Bros. Melee's Break The Targets (BTT) challenges are always entertaining to watch. Typically, we see players trying to break the speed record per character to this day despite the game launching nearly 20 years ago.

It appears a new milestone has been hit with BTT, however, as a new video showing Mario completing the challenge without ever touching the ground has surfaced.

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Here's how large Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's character select screen will be after Fighters Pass Volume 2

It already felt as though Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had broken a record or two with the size and scope of its roster upon release. As if 74 characters wasn't enough, Masahiro Sakurai and the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate development team then announced that they would continue to support the game after release with additional DLC challengers.

First, players that pre-ordered the game were able to gain access to Piranha Plant for free. Joker, Hero, Banjo-Kazooie, Terry Bogard, and Byleth would then join via Fighters Pass Volume 1. We currently have 80 characters in the game, and yet there are still more on the way.

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ARMS' three year anniversary might be when we can expect the new character to drop for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

The only details that we know about the first challenger of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Volume 2 is that they hail from the ARMS series and that they'll be released in June 2020. In other words, their identity and their exact release date should be revealed to us any day now.

However, the fact that this new combatant is scheduled to be released in June 2020 might be a hint in and of itself. Notably, we're rapidly approaching the three year anniversary of the ARMS series.

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ZeRo analyzes the new 'objective' and 'results based' tier list released for version 7.0 of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

We've been in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's 7.0 meta since January 2020 as that was when Byleth and the latest balance patch were released. Although there's generally a consensus on who the top tiers and bottom tiers are, many player tier lists tend to look slightly different from one another.

Recently, FunBuns_Unicrons on Reddit declared that they spent nearly a year of their free time gathering data so that they could construct a results based tier list that's completely free from bias. Tempo|ZeRo has uploaded a video that analyzes this tier list.

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Chrom had no chance of recovering against Wii Fit Trainer's tree pose in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

As a Wii Fit Trainer main in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, I can definitely say that the character's hitboxes can often often leave a lot to be desired. Still, even I have to say "That hit?" upon seeing this clip that was uploaded by Matom0_EP.

In this particular match, Wii Fit Trainer was facing off against a Chrom user. Inevitably, Chrom found himself in the one place that Chrom players never want to be — off the stage.

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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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We're currently in the longest waiting period between releases for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC

More information regarding Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's ARMS representative should be releasing any day now. While it's possible that the global COVID-19 pandemic may have disrupted plans, the game's website still asserts that this mysterious new challenger is set for a June 2020 release window.

If you think that it's been a particularly grueling wait, there's actually a reason for that. We're currently in the longest waiting period between Smash Ultimate DLC.

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The Quarantine Series Europe Edition results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The Quarantine Series has another installment coming up today and this time it's focusing on the European region.

Notable players set to participate include Solary|Glutonny, BC|Mr. R, myR|quiK, iStudying, LSE|Flow, Snormanda, Izaw, CGN|Cyve, AndresFn, Tarik, RobinGG, BERG|Sirjon, HIVE|DarkThunder, HG|Otakuni and many more.

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Mod adds Venom from Marvel's Spider-Man to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Venom is known for being both an ally and an enemy to Spiderman. While his abilities are similar to that of Spider-Man's, his hulking strength is something that is often emphasized.

Mastaklo recently created a mod that essentially adds Venom to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's roster. Being that this is a skin, Venom uses Donkey Kong's animations and moveset.

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Captain Falcon is the only character to have 2 intro animations: More Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 'useless' facts broken down by PJiggles

With 80 different playable characters and over 100 stages to boot, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is absolutely packed full of smaller details that ends up flying over the head of most of the community unless they go looking specifically for it.

YouTube content creator PJiggles sought out to rectify that somewhat by creating his Useless Smash Facts video series which recently saw its fifth episode released for us all to get super in the weeds on the nice touches put in by developers.

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This streamer doesn't believe he's being invaded by Super Smash Bros. legend ZeRo, but his reaction is priceless when he finally finds out the truth

Gonzalo "TSM|ZeRo" Barrios was easily the most dominant Super Smash Bros. For Wii-U competitor on the planet, but has made the transition to being a full time content creator here in the days of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

The highly-revered player is a major celebrity within the community, which is why a Smash streamer by the name of Mikamora was slow to believe that his stream was actually being invaded by the real ZeRo a few days ago.

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