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Guilty Gear Evo Champ UMISHO is a FFXIV Player, Reveals Favorite Characters

It was late into the wee hours of Sunday night, or Monday morning to be exact. The Guilty Gear Strive grand finals had wrapped up with American player UMISHO taking a commanding victory and claiming the Evo 2022 championship for the game. Playing as Happy Chaos, she ran through the…

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Queer Vox Questions Guilty Gear Strive For Not Casting a Trans Actor as Bridget

Queer Vox, a non-profit training organization and community for queer voice actors, has called out Arc System Works following the Guilty Gear Strive’s reveal that Bridget is a trans woman for not casting a trans actor to voice the character. The organization, which offers training to queer voice actors while…

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Queer Vox Questions Guilty Gear Strive For Not Casting a Trans Actor as Bridget

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The Legend of Dick Kicking

In this week’s podcast transcript of Channel F, the Video Game Podcast About Video Games™, Danielle, Nerium and merritt assemble for another week of discussions, diatribes, deadly decisions and desktop villages (simulated). Oh, and Dick Kicking, obviously. Goes without saying. Dick Kicking. In our first segment, the gang recounts their…

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Overwatch is Trash: Some Wisdom from Guilty Gear EVO Champ UMISHO

This year, EVO — the world’s largest fighting game tournament — did not end with Street Fighter as it traditionally does. Instead, seemingly due to the incredibly high number of contestants participating, the Sunday night finals finished with Guilty Gear Strive, the latest and greatest from developer Arc System Works. The finals…

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Guilty Gear Strive Confirms Bridget is a Trans Woman

During EVO this weekend, it was announced Bridget, a character who debuted in Guilty Gear XX, would be returning to the series as a DLC character for Guilty Gear Strive. Now that the character is out, it seems like developer Arc System Works is attempting to clean up the character’s messy…

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Guilty Gear Strive Season 2 Roadmap Outlines Crossplay Beta, PS5 Fixes

This weekend, Arc System Works is hitting up EVO 2022 with its headlining fighters and a few announcements for Guilty Gear Strive Season 2. On day one of the Las Vegas show, developers on Guilty Gear took to the stage to outline Strive’s PlayStation 5 improvements,  upcoming character releases, and…

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Guilty Gear Strive Season 2 Updates and new characters announced at EVO 2022.

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Guilty Gear Strive Adds a Non-Binary Hottie to Join All the Yes-Binary Ones

I had never heard of Testament — the next Guilty Gear Strive DLC character — before today. But they’ve just joined a growing list of “Reasons I Should Play Guilty Gear Strive Again.” Most of which are actually just DMs sent to me by Fanbyte fighting game super-fan Fūnk-é Joseph.…

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The Fancies 2021: Fanbyte Community Picks

Community Picks include any game that prominent members of our community enjoyed this year, regardless of release date, genre, or format! (They’re really good, too. Last year’s list introduced me to some of my new favorites.) These goofballs genuinely made my year. Thanks to everyone who read, watched, kicked my ass…

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The Fancies 2021: Fūnk-é’s Games of the Year 2021

Sweet! We made it to the end. I’m glad we got through this. The year 2021 started off rough for me. My cat Joemama, one of my best friends in the world, passed away suddenly in January. I’ve dealt with death before, but only as a child, tangentially saying goodbye…

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The Agony and Ecstasy of Scrub Quotes

“A scrub is a guy that thinks he’s fly, and is also known as a buster,” TLC announced on their 1999 megahit “No Scrubs.” Widely misinterpreted as attacking young, poor, or unattractive men for daring to approach women, the song is in fact much more about the attitude of particular men…

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Guilty Gear -Strive- Mashes the Practice Button in My Brain

From its opening moments, Guilty Gear -Strive- sweeps you up with complex battle systems, vibrantly smooth animations, and a cast of absurd, memorable combatants that make every match an unpredictable pageant of extraordinary abilities. Even when my first online opponents sauced on me with fancy combo-extending Roman Cancels and no…

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I Unironically Love Getting My Ass Kicked in Guilty Gear Strive

I love fighting games. Street Fighter II was one of the first arcade games I ever played, and from flagship series like Soul Calibur and Marvel vs. Capcom to forgotten titles like Bloody Roar and Doomsday Warrior, I’ve always been attracted to the colorful character designs and over-the-top action of the genre. That said, I’m not very good at them. I’ve never…

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How Extra Guilty Gear Strive Is: A Review

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I Don’t Know What’s Happening in this Guilty Gear Strive Story Trailer and at this Point I’m Too Afraid to Ask

Guilty Gear is, at this point, a long-running fighting game series. Like all long-running fighting game series, I feel like I care way too much about its story. I don’t know why this happens. At some point, some part of me desperately needs to know why M. Bison needs more…

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Arc System Works May Have Accidentally Revealed a Second Guilty Gear Strive Beta

It looks like Arc System Works accidentally confirmed that Guilty Gear Strive is getting a second open beta test that will include one day of early access for those who have pre-ordered the fighting game on the PlayStation Store. News of this came from a (since edited) page on the studio’s…

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Guilty Gear Strive Delayed to Fix Much-Maligned Lobby System

Arc System Works has announced that Guilty Gear Strive is being pushed out of next month and into June. News of this came from a post on the studio’s social channels, where it said it would be integrating feedback from the fighting game’s recent Open Beta Test, which means that a…

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Guilty Gear Strive Nails Rollback Netcode, but Its Lobbies Are a Problem

Netcode is the ever-present specter looming over every fighting game launch. The genre ruled by infamous arcade cabinets doesn’t always make the cleanest jump to online battles, with results ranging from solid, like Killer Instinct, to very rough, like Granblue Fantasy: Versus. Now the developer of the latter, less online-friendly…

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Guilty Gear Strive Delayed Until 2021 Because of All This Shit Going On

Arc System Works’ latest entry in its long-running Guilty Gear series of 2D anime fighting games, Guilty Gear Strive, has been delayed from its original launch window of late 2020 to sometime in early 2021, according to an announcement made earlier today by  producer Takeshi Yamanaka. The reason for the…

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Fanbyte Morning News May 15, 2020

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