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10 baits you can use immediately to improve in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

So much goes into playing a strong neutral in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. There are so many nuances that come into play.

One of your stronger tools at your disposal stems from baiting. In this video, there are 10 baits that you can use anytime in Ultimate.

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These Super Smash Bros. Wii U Halloween mods would be excellent spooky additions to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

With Halloween comes some of the best moments of the year when it comes to gaming. We see lots of skins made available across different games; it's a great chance to witness the best ones that strike fear in your heart.

Smash 4 was well known for its mods. The skins were a huge hit amongst casual and competitive players alike. In lieu of Halloween approaching, we compiled some of the best Halloween-themed skins we'd like to see come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Bayonetta, Ice Climbers, Diddy Kong, and other characters that are secretly good in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Every game always has certain characters that the general public is sleeping on. Those might be due to lack of representation, cosmetic looks, or the level of difficulty it takes to play them.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has so many viable fighters to use that some get forgotten about in the discussion of great characters. T1|Larry Lurr gives us five that are secretly good in his video.

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Professional Pac-Man user takes Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament over major competitors in spectacular fashion

There are currently 78 different characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and there are still more on the way. Despite how expansive the roster is, the game feels fairly well-balanced. There actually aren't too many characters that a competitor can simply "sleep on" this time around.

While characters like Pac-Man were often regarded as low tier in Super Smash Bros. 4, many of that game's weaker fighters received a plentiful number of buffs during the transition to the newest entry. As a result, we're still finding some characters are secretly quite strong.

Recently, a Japanese Pac-Man competitor — Tea — managed to take an Ultimate tournament at Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas. Although there were less than 100 entrants competing, there were some major names present like PG|Marss, PG|Cosmos, MVG|Salem, MVG|DarkWizzy, R2G|Kameme, Tsu, T1|Larry Lurr, PG|ESAM, TG|MuteAce, TG|Raito, TG|MVD, and more.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate announced as EVO Japan 2020's headliner game

EVO Japan is taking place in January next year, and the folks behind it have revealed another mainstage game for the event. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has officially joined the EVO Japan 2020 line up.

During the Nintendo Live Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Challenge Cup grand finals, it was announced that the game would not only be a part of the competition, but Smash Bros. Ultimate is set to be the headlining game at EVO Japan next year, IGN reports.

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50 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate secrets hidden off-screen that you've likely never seen

The amount of content created and packed into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is nothing short of staggering. With over 70 playable characters, more than 100 stages, a myriad of items, music tracks, different game modes, and much more, it is no secret that the development team has put a ton of work into the game and continues to do so.

Despite a lot of the content being on the surface and known about by fans, there actually exist many secrets hidden off-screen that players never get to see. Shesez has constructed an excellent video that sheds light on 50 hidden secrets in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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Thunder Smash 3's Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event featured 18 different characters in the top 16 portion of its bracket

Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas came to its conclusion yesterday. While the number of entrants was actually less than 100, there were some very notable names present.

Players like Tea, PG|Marss, SST|Shuton, PG|ESAM, R2G|Kameme, CLG|VoiD, MVG|Salem, MVG|DarkWizzy, PG|Cosmos, TG|MVD, Raito, TG|MuteAce, Larry Lurr, Tsu, and Lea were competing for over $10,000 in cash prizes. As a result, we've got some character usage stats to review for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate event.

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Where are pros placing fighters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate? This new tier list combines them all together to get a bigger consensus of who's on top

Tier lists in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate certainly vary from player to player due to their match up experience and beliefs which is why ideas like community tier list can help get a better idea of how the audience as a whole is feeling.

So with all these professional players dropping their opinions and tier lists, which do you trust? Inktivate has helped clear that up a bit by creating a composite tier list based off of the rankings being dropped in the last few months from people like NRG|Nairo, GW|Zackray, TG|Raito, CLG|Void, Alliance|Armada, eU|Samsora, Liquid|Dabuz, TSM|Leffen and many more.

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Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas results

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This Saturday, Thunder Smash 3: Clash of the Pandas will be happening in Long Beach, California, U.S.A.

Some of the notable players attending are PG|Marss, SST|Shuton, PG|Esam, R2G|Kameme, Tea, CLG|VoiD, MVG|Salem, MVG|DarkWizzy, PG|Cosmos, TG|MVD, Raito, TG|MuteAce, Larry Lurr, Tsu, Lea and many more.

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The mischievous goose steals a spot in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate in this creative and fun moveset mock-up from the Untitled Goose Game

The Untitled Goose Game has been making its way around the internet all this month crossing over with all sorts of different games from Pokemon to Dark Souls and even facing off against Fatal Fury's Geese Howard, so of course someone would want to put him in Super Smash Bros.

Reddit user Evilsnowcookie recently posted a mocked up move list and costume set for the mischievous goose in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and it actually sounds kinda fun.

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A legendary Smash 64 combo contest player has begun doing the same in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — you have to see it to believe it

Super Smash Bros. 64 is well known for its combo heavy game plan. One of the best parts when the top Smash 64 fighters get together, is the combo contest.

The most intricate combos come out, some involving the stage, items, and more. It has remained a staple in the Smash 64 scene, never quite taking hold in the later Smash games. After PG|Prince Yoshi's clips that might change.

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How does Wolf fare in the latest Super Smash Bros. Ultimate patch? Larry Lurr shares his expertise with this updated match up chart

Since the last time we checked in with T1|Larry Lurr, a few patches have shuffled things about a bit in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Wolf has been one of the game's better characters since launch, but how is doing these days?

During a recent stream session, Larry took the time to order an entire match up chart for Wolf, discussing how he fares against each and every one of the game's 80+ characters. That alone should be reason enough to at least see what he came up with.

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Luigi's cyclone gimps may be returning thanks to newly discovered tech in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Luigi has had his banner carried by one player so far — Elegant. Widely viewed as a worse fighter than in the previous title, many former users are still fleshing out the green-capped fighter's capabilities.

One of his main tools and best ones in Smash 4 was his cyclone. It could gimp and take stocks at zero percent and was the perfect edge guarding tool. It seems that once again the cyclone gimp is viable.

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They actually made Sonic the Hedgehog Halloween costumes based on his infamous terrible movie design

Sometimes things just fall perfectly into place. Today is the anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog's big reveal as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and to celebrate, the universe said, "Hey! Here are some horrifying costumes of The Blue Blur's original design from the upcoming feature film!"

We all know you were hoping to someday dress up as that terrible looking Sonic from the movie's initial trailer, and now you can! Several costumes featuring that design are starting to surface online, and they're just as scary as you'd imagine.

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Monado Shulk x100 can send Sandbag flying in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Home Run Contest... for over six hours

Well, we all knew this was coming when it was officially revealed that the Home Run Contest would be returning for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Vishera is known for his Super Smash Bros. 4 videos that highlight Shulk's capabilities when the Monado effects are multiplied by 100 through hacking.

Needless to say, the concept of balance is completely thrown out the window when this multiplier is applied. Recently, he live streamed himself attempting the Home Run Contest with these stats amplified.

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Is Street Fighter 5 starting to feel boring? Plus a hacker is making ranked matches hilariously unplayable, tournaments need more money, and more

It's been no secret that my personal relationship with Street Fighter 5 in recent times has been a bit lacking in motivation, but after hearing numerous other players expressing similar sentiments, I have to ask if the community (or at least a significant portion of it) is feeling like it's time SF5 gets a fresh coat of paint.

Catalyst may not feel the same way, personally, but can't deny that there's certainly been a dip in interest as the game nears its fourth birthday and we discuss the matter to try to hammer down exactly why people may be feeling this way, and how Capcom might go about fixing it.

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Bust up opponents' shields with this Banjo-Kazooie forward aerial and Wonderwing setup — GimR details how to creatively threaten with Wonderwing

We've had over a month to figure out the inner workings of Banjo-Kazooie's gameplay style. As a result, we're already seeing some noteworthy tournament results for the bear-and-bird duo.

While Wonderwing — side special — is without a doubt one of Banjo-Kazooie's best options, it's limited to five uses per stock. Obviously this means that you want to get maximum efficiency out of this attack.

VGBC|GimR has recently released a video that showcases some creative uses for the Wonderwing. Utilized correctly, you're sure to burst your opponent's bubble with some of the tech that's showcased.

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