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Intel World Open postponed until 2021 due to coronavirus pandemic and Olympics delay

Back in late March, the International Olympic Committee and the Japanese government made the difficult decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic games for the time being which left Street Fighter 5 competitors wondering about the fate of the tied-in Intel World Open.

Intel Gaming finally broke their silence on the matter today to provide an update to the plans for the team-based world tournament by delaying the start until 2021.

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Djeeta trailer shown for Granblue Fantasy Versus, joins Soriz in releasing on April 7th — Zooey trailer to be revealed on April 17th

The latest character trailer for Granblue Fantasy Versus has been released by Cygames and focuses on Djeeta, the female counterpart to Gran in that the source game lets you choose your character's sex and play as either male (Gran) or female (Djeeta), making them essentially the same character lorewise.

As many had feared, their movesets seem to mirror this with Djeeta being extremely similar to Gran in both normals and specials, though her Skybound Arts seem entirely unique and she comes equipped with a few other tools of her own as well.

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New Nintendo Direct mini reveals Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's next DLC character will be from ARMS

Nintendo has just released the highly anticipated Nintendo Direct in the form of a Nintendo Direct mini. The video was uploaded straight to YouTube instead of being a live broadcast, runs for nearly 30 minutes, and provides the latest updates on Nintendo's products.

It was announced that the first character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's Fighters Pass volume 2 will be a representative from ARMS. The character's specific identity has not been revealed yet, but they are scheduled for release in June.

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Haohmaru releasing for Soul Calibur 6 on March 31, check out his extended gameplay trailer featuring an English dub and new stage

After many months of waiting to find out when we can play as Soul Calibur 6's newest guest character in Samurai Shodown's Haohmaru, the day has finally come for all of us to see him in real action.

Bandai Namco released an extended gameplay trailer for Haohmaru as he'll appear in SC6 where he's touted to have a launch date set for next Tuesday, March 31.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition matchmaking update patch notes now available

Patch notes for the newest version of Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition have been unveiled officially by Capcom.

Due to the scope of this update, we can refer to this patch as Season 5.5. Needless to say, many fighters received a plethora of buffs and nerfs.

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How to perform all Krushing Blows in Mortal Kombat 11

Mortal Kombat 11 features a game mechanic called "Krushing Blows" that fire into a quick cinematic animation with a similar effect to X-Ray attacks and deal significantly more damage than the move otherwise would. These powered up attacks can only be performed when certain criteria are met within a match, and they can only be used once per game.

You might be wondering what stipulations are needed to land each Krushing Blow for every character on the current roster. Well, we've got you covered! Here are all the Krushing Blow requirements in Mortal Kombat 11 including the recently released Shang Tsung.

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Mortal Kombat 11 Spawn review

One of the most highly-anticipated and highly-requested characters to ever join the Mortal Kombat roster is finally here. Spawn is now available in Mortal Kombat 11 for Kombat Pack owners, and the massively popular anti-hero is looking his absolute best.

In classic NetherRealm Studios fashion, the hellspawn comes equipped with all of the things fans of the character would expect him to have, from references to the source material to weapons you can actually use in combat. Spawn is another knock out from the MK krew, and he was well worth the wait.

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Update: Capcom reveals new Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Capcom Pro Tour DLC including stages, costumes, and more coming March 24

Update: Street Fighter 5's official Japanese community page shared an additional look at how the new costumes for Gill and Lucia will appear in-game which has been added to the gallery below.

Capcom has announced a special Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition Capcom Pro Tour DLC pack for 2020.

This has been a recurring practice for the Pro Tour, and serves not only to offer new content for the community but also to further grow the overall Capcom Cup prize pool as a portion of the proceeds add to the payouts for the big finale.

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E3 2020 canceled due to growing coronavirus concerns and cautionary measures

The Electronic Entertainment Expo has been a long-running staple of the video game industry to reveal new projects and consoles, but for the first time in 15 years, the massive event will be skipping the start of the new decade.

After reports began to flood the internet last night, the Entertainment Software Association confirmed today that E3 2020 will indeed be canceled due to growing concerns in the United States and around the world about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.

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Spawn gameplay trailer revealed for Mortal Kombat 11

Spawn, up to this point, had been the community's most anticipated new Mortal Kombat 11 fighter to many though we were told we'd need to wait until the final character of the Kombat Pack to try him out.

During the Final Kombat event for MK11, NetherRealm Studios released the first gameplay trailer for Spawn.

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Zooey is the last character for Granblue Fantasy Versus first character pass, out in late April — First in-game footage of Soriz and Djeeta also shown

It was a few months ago where we got our first glimpse at the first batch of Granblue Fantasy Versus DLC with in-game footage of Beelzebub (then referred to as Chaos Bringer) and Narmaya, while Soriz and Djeeta were announced with no footage and the fifth character was kept a mystery.

Now, Beelzebub and Narmaya have both been released to much excitement and we just got our next trailer which shows in-game footage of Soriz and Djeeta and confirms that they'll be coming out in early April. Not only that, the final character is revealed to be Zooey (as previously leaked) who has a release window for late April, meaning all characters will be out next month.

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Final character of the first Granblue Fantasy Versus Character Pass leaked via PSN store

We were made aware back in December of the first DLC wave hitting Granblue Fantasy Versus and the first four characters we'd be seeing, with the fifth being kept secret.

Chaos Bringer, officially redubbed Beelzebub with his release, and Narmaya are releasing today while Soriz and Djeeta are dated to be released in April. Though we have no date for this final fighter, their identity has been unveiled thanks to the English PSN store making a small gaffe. Continue below to find out who it is.

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Update: Capcom removes three events from Capcom Pro Tour 2020 due to coronavirus threat, Arc System Works also speaks out

Update: Arc System Works has now released a statement on their Japanese accounts stating due to the cancellation of Brussels Challenge, they will be removing the event from its line up and proceeding with caution. No mention was made as to Final Round 2020 going on the same weekend, and the American major's Twitter account posted a reminder that their tournament is the first stop on the Arc World Tour — meaning they seem to be proceeding as originally planned for now. ArcSys' full English release has been added to the story below.

At this point in time, many companies and entities are taking precautions due to the spread of the coronavirus in various regions. In eSports, several events have already been canceled or postponed indefinitely in order to ensure safety for competitors and attendees.

While we've seen a handful of fighting game community events make adjustments because of the virus, many have been wondering how major tournament circuits in 2020 might be affected. Today, Capcom has issued a statement about the Capcom Pro Tour in regards to the coronavirus, and as a precaution are removing three events from the official line up.

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Capcom offers new details on recent Street Fighter 5 netcode patch; one-sided rollback and desync issues directly addressed

The Street Fighter 5 community got a long-awaited update to their game's netcode on Tuesday, but a lack of details from Capcom left many to ponder the particulars of what exactly had changed.

Developers have posted a textual update detailing specifics of the patch and giving fans an idea of what to expect and look out for when duking it out online.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition review

The latest installment in Capcom's four-year-running fighting game, Street Fighter 5, is now upon us. Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition has arrived, and it boasts a plethora of characters, content, and fights to be had.

We've had the Champion Edition Upgrade Kit for a while now, but this time we have the full, standalone game, as well as new DLC character, Seth, available. This review will be looking at Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition as its own product, separate from the Upgrade Kit.

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Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition version 5.012 patch notes include bug and balance updates

Servers are back up and Seth is now a part of the Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition roster. Along with the new character are a handful of new patch notes for this version 5.012

Along with some general changes, everyone in the cast except for Lucia has been altered in some way. Most of these have to do with aspects like collision boxes and the way characters' central axis move during attacks.

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Seth is now available in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition, servers back online

Street Fighter 5's 40th character is now available as Seth has officially joined the roster and servers are now back online.

Today's 20-gigabyte update is in preparation for upgrading Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition into the latest and greatest Champion Edition. This latest version includes the lion's share of all DLC content that has been added to SF5 over the past four years.

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