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Dig Dug

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  1. Dig Dug

    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The characters changed in the latest patch are more or less bug fixes. Young Link for example can no longer z-drop/grab-drop bombs while in hitstun.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Dunno, games too new for there to be any guides on what chest contains what.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Word of warning you can very easily fail the all chests challenge on WoL because of really bad quiz design. One of the questions on the late game quiz section has two answers and they must be done back to back or you miss a chest permanently (all other quiz questions have 1 answer). The only way to get it again is to start WoL over (20 hours in btw) or use a hammer on the challenges screen. Atrocious design.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    also got several 9.9s
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    For those who want to get higher scores in the shmup mini game you gain extra points for fully charged shots.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    His felt design from the upcoming Yoshi game is one of his costumes.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    After 4 years of smash tournament play I can comfortably say that after playing this I never want to play the Wii U version ever again. I have a lot of thoughts about this game but I’ll just start with the most important one. Movement in this game is excellent, it’s everything I wanted. It took me a while to figure out why I liked it so much but then it clicked; the game this is closest in feel to isn’t smash melee like people were expecting, this games closest relative is Smash Bros 64. I’m going to be very happy thanks to this game.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    You can apparently also change game language instead of restarting to save even more time.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Here's a nice story slightly related to the game. I went to game today to pre-order this as I decided I'd just walk in and pick it up instead of buying online. I got into a chat with the guy at the counter about the game and then told him I didn't have my reward card on me for the pre-order so he'd have to take my postcode. He checks the postcode and spots my name, he pauses for a moment and then says he knows that name from somewhere. Turns out he was a kid I used to take the bus to school with, we used to swap gameboy games on the rides and over weekends. He was the person who introduced me to zelda and is the first person I knew who had a gamecube. He used to talk about smash melee all the time which is partly why I ended up getting a gamecube after seeing melee with my own eyes. Today was the first time we had seen each other in 15 years. Small world.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Lucario gains aura as he takes damage. This causes his attacks to become stronger as his percent increases. Combine this with the games rage mechanic (more percent means greater attack knockback) and you have a character infamous for making comebacks and stealing games off people because of his ability to kill most the cast at sub-40%.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    Where are the best places to order this?
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    The Knee is now a shield breaking move.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    People tend to have 3 tiers: Mains, secondaries and pockets. For example I co-main Fox and Marth, Secondary Ike and have a pocket DeDeDe I pull out when pissing about.
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    Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

    That definitely applies to me. I find the 3DS version of smash 4 borderline unplayable because of how drastically different the control is.
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    Gender Diversity / Politics in games (was Tropes Vs. Women)

    This is exactly it. It's the context of how the video maker frames the character and actions that see youtube to take the stance they did. The character may not be a real person but they they are identified as something that many people themselves are, feminists. The video explicitly uses the context of a feminist portrayal as the motive behind doing villainous game actions and then pushes those actions as an exhibition. It is not an exhibition of how to act like an outlaw in the old west (kidnap a woman and tie her to train tracks) but an exhibition of how RDR2 can be used to fulfil the fantasy of harming, torturing, or killing progressives/feminists. If players want to kill that character because they don't like what she represents, they can, in fact it wouldn't even be historically inaccurate to do so (women were killed for wanting the vote). What isn't part of the game however is compiling that footage to be used as what could be considered anti-progressive propaganda or a work of poor taste. It isn't the attack on the character that is at the front of these videos but the attack of an idealism. "Beating up annoying feminist", emphasis on the use of the word annoying there as to plant this idea of the radical "SJW" straw feminist, something that to many people is what feminists class under by default because the idea is so commonly perpetuated. Games are creative works (you could even call them art) where the player is given a degree of co-authorship over the media. The game is the canvas and the actions available to the player is the brush they use to create meaning. If the meaning of the video was expressed in the forms of paintings, film, text etc we would be more inclined to put the creator under scrutiny, but because these actions are performed within a digital sandbox where actions exists as laws rather than rules and principles we are more inclined to look past it all and say "but it isn't real". The medium (youtube video) is the message, and the message is how this game unintentionally sets itself up to let people intentionally play out scenarios where they can punish caricatures or stereotypes. I don't think Rockstar would have been thinking of the game on these terms when it was being designed but under the right conditions this fictional feminist could very easily become a symbol or target whom certain groups of people use to unite over, something worryingly similar to how modern anti-feminist/progressive movements form over the internet when it comes to reacting to real-world progressives.
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