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The women of Smash ⊟
The original Smash Bros. had a single playable female character with Samus, while Melee and Brawl had three to six, depending on how you look at them (Samus/Zero Suit Samus, Peach, Nana, and Zelda/Sheik). Meanwhile, the new Smash Bros. has 12 (out of 40 characters, including those with female/male options)!
Sure, a few are based on the same character now split into two separate fighters (Zelda/Sheik and Samus/Zero Suit Samus), and four have male counterparts (Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Robin, and Mii), but that’s still a lot more options for people who prefer to play as female characters!
And there might be even more female fighters revealed soon, as we don’t have the full roster. Japanese magazine CoroCoro will reportedly show all of the characters and stages planned for the 3DS version in its August 12 issue. Thanks to Regina for the pic, and Stef for pointing out the new Smash Bros.'s dramatic increase in women.
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The women of Smash ⊟

The original Smash Bros. had a single playable female character with Samus, while Melee and Brawl had three to six, depending on how you look at them (Samus/Zero Suit Samus, Peach, Nana, and Zelda/Sheik). Meanwhile, the new Smash Bros. has 12 (out of 40 characters, including those with female/male options)!

Sure, a few are based on the same character now split into two separate fighters (Zelda/Sheik and Samus/Zero Suit Samus), and four have male counterparts (Villager, Wii Fit Trainer, Robin, and Mii), but that’s still a lot more options for people who prefer to play as female characters!

And there might be even more female fighters revealed soon, as we don’t have the full roster. Japanese magazine CoroCoro will reportedly show all of the characters and stages planned for the 3DS version in its August 12 issue. Thanks to Regina for the pic, and Stef for pointing out the new Smash Bros.'s dramatic increase in women.

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So much Monster Hunter 4G crap ⊟

With Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate announced for Japan, here comes an overwhelming monster-sized assortment of tie-in items. Literally tied in (as in attached to the game) is the limited edition, which comes with four figurines and a random plush when purchased from e-Capcom.

There are also way too many accessories, like screen cleaners, SD cards?, stickers, cases, earphones, this treasure chest looking thing… Anyway, go ahead and throw all of your Monster Hunter 4 accessories in the trash, because there are 4G items now. Via Ruliweb.

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The biggest reveal from yesterday’s Smash Bros. news ⊟
Lucina’s boot game is too strong, OP even — Sakurai might need to put out a post-release patch and nerf her footwear back into those nubs everyone has in Fire Emblem Awakening. Credit to @Pikminister for noticing this!
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The biggest reveal from yesterday’s Smash Bros. news ⊟

Lucina’s boot game is too strong, OP even — Sakurai might need to put out a post-release patch and nerf her footwear back into those nubs everyone has in Fire Emblem Awakening. Credit to @Pikminister for noticing this!

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Here’s a figure of the level 1 boss from Altered Beast ⊟

ahahahahahahahahahaha

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I mean why, why would you do this. Why would you make such a detailed, carefully crafted model of that guy.

Anyway yeah this is a real thing, and it’ll be sold at Geek Life this August. Via Miki800.

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I keep watching this Lucina and Captain Falcon fight ⊟

I thought for sure Wii Fit Trainer was going to be my new main when Smash Bros. releases, but today’s trailer has me considering Lucina and Robin (I can’t remember the last time I picked a male character as my go-to in a fighting game?). Watching this over and over might also push me to picking up Fire Emblem: Awakening again and finally completing it.

The GIFs are via PA Spankety, Leafa, mcmmaster, and Ramon.

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Have some cosplaying Pikachus ⊟

What is happening in this Pokemon Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire artwork? How did we get to a point where Pikachu is dressed as a demure high society lady and a luchador?

This new trailer… doesn’t explain it at all, but does show footage of a trainer petting all these cosplaying Chus in Pokemon-Amie. Plus there’s stuff about the Elite Four, gym leaders, Mega Metagross, Secret Bases, etc., all less important than a Pikachu with big fake eyebrows.

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Kozaki Yusuke art for the new Smash Bros. fighters! ⊟
Even though I’m disappointed that Nintendo went for the predictable characters versus the more interesting (Sully and/or Donnel) to fill Smash Bros.' roster, I ain't even mad because we get new art from Kozaki Yusuke to celebrate today's reveal. Yusuke, if you're not familiar with the name from our past posts, is the incredibly talented character artist who worked on the No More Heroes series, Liberation Maiden, and Fire Emblem: Awakening.
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Kozaki Yusuke art for the new Smash Bros. fighters! ⊟

Even though I’m disappointed that Nintendo went for the predictable characters versus the more interesting (Sully and/or Donnel) to fill Smash Bros.' roster, I ain't even mad because we get new art from Kozaki Yusuke to celebrate today's reveal. Yusuke, if you're not familiar with the name from our past posts, is the incredibly talented character artist who worked on the No More Heroes series, Liberation Maiden, and Fire Emblem: Awakening.

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The newest Smash Bros. fighter is a Fire Emblem spoiler ⊟

Nintendo unveiled four new playable characters (no, not those four) this morning for Smash Bros., including one returning fighter: Captain Falcon. The other three are Fire Emblem: Awakening's Fake Marth/Lucina and both female and male versions of the SRPG's MyUnit default character Robin.

It looks like Chrom is an assist too, or part of Robin’s final smash? You can watch the reveal trailer here. These screencaps are via HUELEN10.

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Skullgirls Encore is coming to Vita ⊟
Definitely missed this over the weekend! But if I did, it’s likely some of y’all did as well, and this is some hot news. Skullgirls Encore, the post-Indiegogo, updated version of the gorgeously animated 2D fighter, is coming out on Vita this year (and PS4)!
I have this on PS3 but haven’t been able to play it much because it’s on PS3. I’m totally looking forward to getting into this on a handheld.
I’m really impressed with the way Lab Zero has kept updating the game post-launch, and I’m especially impressed with the way Lab Zero (cool people I like) bring in people like TinyCast’s own Christian Nutt to work on the game. Full disclosure, I guess! I’m biased as hell! 
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Skullgirls Encore is coming to Vita ⊟

Definitely missed this over the weekend! But if I did, it’s likely some of y’all did as well, and this is some hot news. Skullgirls Encore, the post-Indiegogo, updated version of the gorgeously animated 2D fighter, is coming out on Vita this year (and PS4)!

I have this on PS3 but haven’t been able to play it much because it’s on PS3. I’m totally looking forward to getting into this on a handheld.

I’m really impressed with the way Lab Zero has kept updating the game post-launch, and I’m especially impressed with the way Lab Zero (cool people I like) bring in people like TinyCast’s own Christian Nutt to work on the game. Full disclosure, I guess! I’m biased as hell! 

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I never knew Captain America fought Zechs Merquise ⊟
Looks like he did in this totally legit licensed Famicom game for the Marvel property. Thanks to Atari 5200 Controller for the pic.
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I never knew Captain America fought Zechs Merquise ⊟

Looks like he did in this totally legit licensed Famicom game for the Marvel property. Thanks to Atari 5200 Controller for the pic.

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If Shovel Knight was released for Game Boy ⊟
… it would probably look a lot like this mock-up from Johan Vinet. You know what a Game Boy is, right? It’s one of those old things that looks like an iPhone case.
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If Shovel Knight was released for Game Boy ⊟

… it would probably look a lot like this mock-up from Johan Vinet. You know what a Game Boy is, right? It’s one of those old things that looks like an iPhone case.

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You see, in Monster Hunter, you (on average) pick up a decent amount of stuff for crafting. And you generally have one weapon that you’ve got the hots for. in Soul Sacrifice, it’s a bit more complex. You have six spaces for spells in a mission, every single spell has a limited number of uses per mission (which can be topped up by sacrificing some grunts) and for every mission you complete you get handed somewhere between one or two new spells.

Doesn’t sound so bad, but to properly upgrade a spell? You need sixteen copies. Beat a mission and of an individual spell you might get one or two copies. So your options are: grind, or piggyback on to some multiplayer games where the other players are much higher level (to be honest, I didn’t even work out how to play online until about half-way through, as you have to quit out to a menu I forgot all about).

Mathew Kumar drops science on Soul Sacrifice, in his blog Every Game I’ve Finished. Six months in, Kumar is officially “launching” his site, which is already loaded with impressions/reviews/essays on games he’s finished, mostly on Vita.

Dude just… casually, conversationally, effortlessly writes brilliant insights about games. It’s a good read, and a good resource, as it’s helped me gather my own thoughts about a couple of games.

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