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Japanese Smash Bros. Players Show Palutena Doesn't Get Underwear Privacy

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Back when Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS was launched, players quickly pointed out that the inside of Princess Peach’s skirt was cloaked in darkness. The same is true in the recently released Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but not for all characters.

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TheUnchosenOne
8 days ago
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Hey thanks for running an article about upskirt shots of Smash characters Kotaku!!!
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Making Senran Kagura Is Now Longer So Simple

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For years, Kenichiro Takaki has been making Senran Kagura games. These days, he says, doing so has increasingly become difficult.

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TheUnchosenOne
15 days ago
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Maybe it'll get so hard to make them they'll stop making these fucking creepy-ass games
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Covington: Lawler might have one more left hand to drop Ben ‘Asscream’

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SINGAPORE - MAY 26: Ben Askren of United States celebrates after defeating Agilan Thani of Malaysia in the welterweight world championship bout during the One Championship Dynasty of Heroes at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on May 26, 2017 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)

Colby Covington continues his war of words with UFC newcomer Ben Askren.

One of the biggest newsmakers of the year is the unprecedented “trade” between the UFC and ONE Championship. From the deal came the awaited signing of Ben Askren, as former 125-pound champion and top pound-for-pound fighter Demetrious Johnson heads to Southeast Asia.

The UFC actually wasted no time in booking “Funky” a big-named opponent for his debut, as he is currently slated to face former champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 233. Other top-billed welterweights like Colby Covington have strong opinions on the matter, which was shared recently through BJPenn.com.

“He’s a 34-year-old virgin. Who retires before they even get to the UFC? Losers, that’s who,” Covington said (via MMA Mania). “It should be criminal that they even let him in there with a top five fighter.”

Covington also had some trademark choice words for the undefeated welterweight.

“The guy’s a joke, man. No matter what your wrestling accomplishments are, you can’t bring that over here, over to the UFC and into fighting,” he added. “You can’t live off your past.

“I could see Lawler turning it back one more time, I think he might have one more left hand to put that little Asscream on his ass.”

UFC 233 takes place on January 26th at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Expected to headline the card is the flyweight title fight between T.J. Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo.

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TheUnchosenOne
28 days ago
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Every time he's in a headline, I get a little closer to deciding that this MMA stuff isn't worth following anymore
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Alexander Gustafsson: ‘We all know that I didn’t lose’ the first fight against Jon Jones

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Jon Jones (left) and Alexander Gustafsson rematch on Dec. 29 at UFC 232.

Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson both believe they won their first fight at UFC 165.

At the time, Jones (22-1, 1 NC) was looking to set the UFC record for most consecutive light heavyweight title defenses while Gustafsson (18-4), one of the only fighters on the UFC roster who doesn’t have to look up at the towering champion, stood in front of history.

After a bloody five-round war, Jones cemented himself in the record books with a gritty decision win over Gustafsson.

It was truly the first fight Jones appeared anything other than unbeatable, and looking back, the champion admits he could have taken the fight more serious.

But now, more than five years after their initial scrap, the two pugilists will run it back in the main event of UFC 232 in December.

“The last time I fought Alexander Gustafsson, a lot of people — I remember the media saying, ‘You know, he’s a lot like Jon Jones. He’s tall, he’s lanky,’ and everything like that,” Jones said during the UFC 232 press conference in New York City. “I was hot, I was on a roll, and I just figured maybe he’s a lot like me but he’s not me. So I didn’t train as hard as I should have. I was winning so many fights and being a wild dude and I was still winning, and it caught up to me. It definitely caught up to me.”

Hearing enough, a smirking Gustfasson snatched up his microphone to cut off his rival off mid-sentence.

“Excuses,” interrupted Gustafsson. “All I hear is excuses. That’s all I hear. Nothing else. I beat you once, I can beat you again.”

Never one to back down, Jones didn’t hesitate to snap back.

“If my excuse was that I didn’t train hard enough, what’s your excuse for losing?” asked Jones.

Smiling, Gustafsson took in the crowd’s reaction before clapping right back.

“That’s where you’re wrong,” responded Gustafsson. “I didn’t lose Jon. We all know that I didn’t lose.”

Since their first fight, both fighters have struggled to remain active for drastically different reasons.

Jones found himself mired in controversy following a series of failed drug tests and a highly-publicized hit-and-run incident in Albuquerque. Gustafsson, on the other hand, failed to secure UFC gold against Daniel Cormier in their title fight at UFC 192. Since then, several injuries have forced “The Mauler” to watch from the sideline.

Brushing off the trials and tribulations from the past few years, both Jones and Gustafsson continued their verbal assault on one another.

“Did you beat DC as well?” asked Jones. “We had a close fight, but did you get ripped off in the DC fight as well? You beat me but lost to DC? What about Anthony Johnson? What about Phil Davis? Did you beat him too? I’m just trying to give you a psychological evaluation.”

“It was a split decision, I lost,” responded Gustafsson. “But I will beat you. Whatever it is, I still beat you.”

Jones and Gustafsson will finally get to settle their difference when the cage door closes UFC 232 inside the T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 29 in Las Vegas.

“I respected him too much the first fight,” said Gustafsson. “This fight, I’m not going to give him the respect I gave him the first time. I will push him and show the world I can beat the man that’s never been beaten before.”

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TheUnchosenOne
30 days ago
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I can't wait for Gustafsson to get smashed so we can put this nonsense behind us
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Nevada passing new Unified Rules of MMA — but not same grounded fighter definition

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Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett

Nevada is moving forward with approval of the updated Unified Rules of MMA, but it’s leaving behind the most debated of those new regulations.

At a meeting last month, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) voted to approve a host of new provisions, including the adoption of the new Unified Rules of MMA. However, the commission — which regulates some of the biggest fights in the sport — will not adopt the updated definition of a grounded fighter.

Nevada’s new regulations still have to be finalized with the Legislative Control Bureau and come back to the commission one more time, NAC executive director Bob Bennett told MMA Fighting. But they are likely to pass and become part of state law.

The new definition of a grounded opponent has been a hot-button item since the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) voted to approve a package of new Unified Rules in 2016. The rules were supposed to go into effect in January 2017, but many commissions did not adopt them, with states like New Jersey, Missouri and Ohio coming out against the grounded opponent definition primarily.

The new definition states that a fighter must have both hands — palms or fists — down on the ground in order to be grounded, unless a knee or anything other than the soles of the feet are also down. If a fighter is considered grounded, then a knee or kick to the head of that fighter is illegal.

The original Unified Rules going back to 2001 stated that anything but the soles of the feet being on the mat constituted a grounded fighter. In other words, a fighter could put a single hand or finger down and be considered grounded. In 2016, the ABC rules and regulations committee and later the entire ABC body passed the new rule via overwhelming vote, with the thought that fighters were gaming that provision too often and slowing down the flow of fights.

After consulting with other commission directors around the country, as well as referees and doctors, Bennett said he and the Nevada commission decided in favor of the old rule, with some slightly different language.

“We certainly didn’t agree with the both soles and both hands being down for a grounded opponent,” Bennett said. “We have one hand — weight-bearing — with two soles of the feet as the definition. We think that fighters are putting themselves in harms way when they have to put both hands down with both feet.”

Bennett and the commission were hesitant to change a rule that could potentially make MMA more dangerous for fighters. The same sentiment has been echoed by Larry Hazzard and Nick Lembo in New Jersey and Bernie Profato in Ohio.

The argument from the other side — commissions in places like California, New York, Mohegan Sun, Kansas and others — is that the new definition doesn’t make it more dangerous, because a fighter can just drop to a knee to become grounded while still protecting their head, rather than put both palms or fists down. The ABC medical committee approved the change and the Association of Ringside Physicians (ARP) hierarchy has been mostly supportive as well.

Nevada did vote to adopt the other changes to the Unified Rules, including the elimination of fouls for heel strikes to the kidneys (from guard, mainly) and grabbing the clavicle. The heel strikes to the kidneys foul has been a hangup for places like New Jersey, Ohio and Missouri, but Bennett said NAC doctors don’t believe those blows generate enough power to do any real damage.

The new rule allowing referees to take points for fighters points their fingers out toward the opponent’s eyes and the altered language for judging will also be adopted in Nevada once the process is over.

The grounded fighter definition, though, has been the most polarizing and Nevada choosing not to adopt that part of the Unified Rules makes the word “unified” even more unfit. Now there will be at least three different sets of rules being used across North America — the old rules, the new rules and a mixed bag of the two, like Nevada will have.

Bennett said he dislikes the fact that the rules for MMA are so disjointed, but he and the NAC did not want to potentially compromise the health of fighters by just pushing through what other commissions have passed, he said.

“I don’t think it’s in the best interest of fighters for the rules to be different in different commissions,” Bennett said. “I think it would be a good thing for us to vote on or agree on what’s in the best interest of the fighter. It’s a tough enough sport as it is, let alone having different rule sets in different states.”

ABC president Mike Mazzulli recently released an updated version of the full Unified Rules of MMA, which can be found below:

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TheUnchosenOne
35 days ago
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This is such a clusterfuck
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"Realistic Pokémon" Artist Got A Job On The Detective Pikachu Movie

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Six years ago, artist RJ Palmer started drawing Pokémon as though they were realistic dinosaurs. Those sketches, done for fun, led to him getting the job of a lifetime: working on the Detective Pikachu movie, which we got our first real look at today.

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TheUnchosenOne
35 days ago
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Oh so it's this motherfucker's fault
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