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Most Super Smash Bros. Ultimate DLC have had defining mechanics, so what can we expect next with the E3 reveal?

According to Masahiro Sakurai, only the Challenger Pack 10 and Challenger Pack 11 of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 remain for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's DLC. It's highly likely (though not yet confirmed) that at least one of these new characters will be unveiled on June 15 via the E3 2021 Nintendo Direct.

What can we expect from the next newcomer to join the series? Like most of the other DLC fighters that have joined thus far, they'll probably have access to some defining mechanics that should make them stand out in the 86 character roster (final).

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CEO 2021 wildly reaching its attendee cap in mere hours proves the FGC is hungry and ready to return to offline events

The global COVID-19 pandemic essentially wiped out all offline fighting game tournaments (and pretty much every other in-person get-together) for over a year now, which had many wondering if players would be hesitant to return to events after the world got turned on its head. We apparently had no reason to worry, however.

Community Effort Orlando 2021 launched its registration for the planned tournament in December yesterday, and the floodgates were immediately blown off with a level of support that we haven't seen in a long time, and certainly put smiles on our faces.

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Peach player pulls 'lucky' Bob-omb in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament but then Sephiroth snapped his fingers

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's tournament scene reached a big milestone on the path to doing larger offline events this past weekend with InfinityCON 2021, and one of the best highlights of the whole thing was just downright hilarious.

During a close loser's side top 8 set between MuteAce's Peach and Ned's Sephiroth, the princess managed to pull out a super rare Bob-omb at probably the worst possible time.

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Tweek reveals new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tier list for Version 11.0.1

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is reaching an interesting place with its meta game right now, as players have been competing on the current balance patch for over three months now and some offline tournaments are starting to pop up again.

TSM|Tweek, one of the most consistent top competitors in the Smash scene, has revealed his new tier list for Ver. 11.0.1 of Ultimate as part of his latest Tweek Talks podcast alongside the rest of his crew of TSM|Charles, VGBC|PinkFresh and Armada|Haz.

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Update: What's the hardest modern fighting game to rank up in?

Update: Our polls regarding the most difficult fighting games to rank up in have now closed. You can see the final results of them in the original story below.

As a genre known for having a particularly high barrier of entry, fighting games are hard enough to begin with. Add the inevitable layer of chaos that comes with playing online and you have the emotional potential to get four letter swear words out of people who normally have patience on par with figures like Mother Teresa.

A little hiccup during your combo, a small delay as you try to punish a foe's brash advance, or the mere fact that play styles adapted to laggy environments make for scrubbier decisions (that work all too often) can bring out the worst in any of us. That said, which modern fighting game is the hardest to level up online in?

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CEO 2021 10-game lineup revealed with new trailer welcoming the FGC back into the ring, registration now open

After over a year now with no traditional major fighting game tournaments, one of the best events in the FGC is back to throw its hat in the ring for a big return.

Community Effort Orlando 2021 was previously confirmed to going down before the end of the year, and now the full 10-game lineup and registration information for CEO's grand re-entrance has been revealed alongside a new trailer.

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What moveset would Dr. Eggman have in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Toxiquid has some unique ideas for the Sonic villain

The E3 2021 Nintendo Direct that will broadcast on June 15 will be revealing information about Nintendo Switch software that will mostly be releasing in 2021. Though we've yet to receive official confirmation, we're expecting at least one new DLC character to be unveiled for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass Vol. 2 during the presentation.

Sephiroth's reveal at The Game Awards 2020 event really opened the door for other villains to become playable. With that in mind, how would Sonic the Hedgehog's Dr. Eggman play if he were added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? Toxiquid and Connordore recently collaborated in a video together to discuss potential ideas for this concept.

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Little Z sketches his opponents' characters as he tries to win in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the results are...

Little Z is known for taking on some pretty peculiar challenges while playing Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for content. In a recent video upload featuring an online session, he challenged himself to draw his opponents' characters as he tries to win against them.

To incentivize himself to win, he will award himself an additional 10 seconds to finish a drawing. However, no touch ups can be made if he loses outright.

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40 minute Nintendo Direct coming June 15, 2021 at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET for E3 2021

Nintendo has revealed that the next Nintendo Direct will be coming on June 15, 2021. Fans will want to tune in at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET to learn details about Nintendo Switch software that's mostly scheduled for 2021.

As noted in the image, this Nintendo Direct program is designed for E3 2021's online event. We were previously informed that Nintendo, Capcom and Warner Brothers are expected to have reveals for the yearly event.

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Did you know that Donkey Kong has an awful hurtbox on his tie in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?

Like most other super heavy weights in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Donkey Kong suffers from a glaring weakness with his hurtbox. Donkey Kong has one of the biggest bodies in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is really saying something considering the 84 character roster that's available at the moment.

As highlighted in Rekzius' latest video, the issue might be even worse than what was originally believed. For whatever reason, Donkey Kong has a large hurtbox attached to his tie.

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Here are 5 characters that could blow up the internet if announced for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at E3 2021

E3 2021 is rapidly approaching. Being that participation has already been confirmed for Nintendo, a reveal on who the next challenger is for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is expected. We could even be set for a double reveal, if we're lucky enough.

Masahiro Sakurai has remained adamant that the last two challengers of the Fighters Pass Vol. 2 are the last two characters that will be added to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. As such, there's potential for these next two reveals to be extremely exciting for video game fans.

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Here is the absolute slowest a character can move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate thanks to debuffs

From Sonic to Incineroar, characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can run along the ground at various speeds. Nintendo Unity recently set out to create a scenario that has a character moving as slow as possible in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

To begin, Shulk was chosen as the moving character instead of Incineroar. Though Shulk is able to run at a speed of 1.672 as opposed to Incineroar's 1.18, the Shield Monado effect from Shulk's neutral special causes his run speed to drop to 1.12024.

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Street Fighter 2 shown in graph animation to still be one of the most popular arcade games as of 2020

Captain Gizmo is known for graphing and documenting the "popularity" of certain products. Back in 2020, he graphed out the most played arcade games based on earning from 1978 (the beginning of arcade gaming) to 2020.

In terms of fighting games, only Street Fighter 2 and Mortal Kombat were capable of cracking the top 12 when it comes to the most popular arcade games.

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Masahiro Sakurai: Two fighters remain for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and the game will be finalized with their release

There are only two characters waiting to be revealed for the Fighters Pass Vol. 2. With E3 2021 approaching in early June, it's expected that at least one of these two characters will be unveiled at the event.

Masahiro Sakurai recently wrote in Famitsu Column 629 that the Fighters Pass Vol. 2's last two remaining combatants will be the last DLC characters for the game. Translations of what was written by Sakurai have been provided by Kody Nokolo and Robert Sephazon.

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Demon Slayer created stages in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate let you fight in front of Tanjiro and Nezuko

Demon Slayer is so hot right now. The new Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba the Movie: Mugen Train film is currently in theaters and I am the only person on the planet who hasn't seen it... (I'm not bitter).

But the universe is trying to reduce my sodium intake with a couple of awesome Super Smash Bros. Ultimate created stages that feature the likenesses of none other than Tanjiro and Nezuko Kamado. They look amazing and you should go download them right now.

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The fabled Nintendo Switch Pro reportedly being released as soon as this September

Rumors of a beefed up, more powerful version of the Nintendo Switch console have been circulating among video game fans for some time now. Often referred to as the "Nintendo Switch Pro" — a moniker similar to something like Sony's more powerful PlayStation Pro — the upgraded machine is often claimed to have better graphics, an improved screen, and a lot more of the bells and whistles that would help it compete with Sony and Microsoft's big hardware.

That once fabled console might actually be coming to fruition, however, and we might be seeing it sooner than you think. According to a report from Bloomberg, Nintendo is gearing up to begin production of an upgraded Nintendo Switch system and it is expected to see a release later this year.

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So, you thought you were safe from Steve's shenanigans by hanging on the ledge?

Minecraft's Steve appears to be an endless void of possibilities in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, whose only limitation is the imagination of those controlling him.

One such player going by Mirai recently shared a deadly setup that can take your stock while you're trying to safely hang on the ledge.

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