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Nintendo revealed a lot of new Super Smash Bros. Ultimate details thins morning. Here is the fuill round-up of what we learned.

For more on Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, you can read an interview with Nintendo about the game here.

Evo 2018 Street Fighter V Champion Problem X Talks New Characters, Learning From The Greats, and His Personal Motivations

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Evo 2018 Street Fighter V Champion Problem X Talks New Characters, Learning From The Greats, and His Personal Motivations

Benjamin "Problem X" Simon made history in more ways than one last Sunday night. Not only is he the latest world champion of Street Fighter V after winning this year's Evolution Championship Series tournament, but he's the first person outside of Japan to do so in Street Fighter V, and the first person from the UK to ever hold the title in the Street Fighter series at large.

We caught up with Simon shortly after his win to talk about his history with Street Fighter, who inspired him to play in the first place, regional pride, and which of the two new characters he's most interested in trying.

Overall, how are you feeling about your performance here? Obviously, I know it’s a bit of a loaded question, but… It’s still all trying to sink in, but I’m very happy to have won Evo 2018. I practiced really, really, really hard for this tournament, and I said to all of my friends that this year I want to win Evo because I have done well at everything else – ranking events, premieres, I did well at Eleague, got top eight at Capcom Cup – but every year at Evo, something happens. I always have a bad Evo. So I really focused for the tournament, so it means extra to me.

Evo 2018 Street Fighter V Champion Problem X Talks New Characters, Learning From The Greats, and His Personal Motivations

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Evo 2018 Street Fighter V Champion Problem X Talks New Characters, Learning From The Greats, and His Personal Motivations

Benjamin "Problem X" Simon made history in more ways than one last Sunday night. Not only is he the latest world champion of Street Fighter V after winning this year's Evolution Championship Series tournament, but he's the first person outside of Japan to do so in Street Fighter V (Correction: Lee "Infiltration" Seon-woo from South Korea won Evo's 2016 SFV tournament), and the first person from the UK to ever hold the title in the Street Fighter series at large.

We caught up with Simon shortly after his win to talk about his history with Street Fighter, who inspired him to play in the first place, regional pride, and which of the two new characters he's most interested in trying.

Overall, how are you feeling about your performance here? Obviously, I know it’s a bit of a loaded question, but… It’s still all trying to sink in, but I’m very happy to have won Evo 2018. I practiced really, really, really hard for this tournament, and I said to all of my friends that this year I want to win Evo because I have done well at everything else – ranking events, premieres, I did well at Eleague, got top eight at Capcom Cup – but every year at Evo, something happens. I always have a bad Evo. So I really focused for the tournament, so it means extra to me.

Science-Fiction Weekly – Picard's Return, Star Wars TV, Planet Alpha

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Picard's Return, Star Wars TV, Planet Alpha

Patrick Stewart is reprising his role of captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek television series. Even days after its announcement at the 2018 Star Trek Convention, just typing that line brought a big smile to my face. Picard is an all-time Star Trek great, and I can't wait to see where his story goes next. All we know for now is the show will air exclusively on CBS All Access, and will explore the next chapter in Picard’s life.

In a tweet to fans, Stewart seems eager to return to the captain's chair, and credited the stories he heard from fans as a reason for coming back. "During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration, and leadership," he wrote. In his final line he teased that the journey ahead would explore "unexpected" territory for Picard.

You can see the moment Stewart announces his return in the video below. Prepare to be consumed by shivers.

The Games Improved The Most By Free Updates

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The Games Improved The Most By Free Updates

Video games have changed over the years from the one-and-done packages of the early console heyday. Now games almost have more in common with television, as many operate as a service, consistently updating the original release with new content and tweaks to improve the original version. While this shift to the serialization has many drawbacks (chief among them players' dissatisfaction with developers releasing "unfinished" games), it's hard to deny that many games have benefited from a digital model that allows them to receive content packages and quality of life improvements months, sometimes even years after their original release.

From hero-oriented multiplayer shooters to epic adventures, here are the games that have improved the most through free updates.

Assassin's Creed: Origins Release: November 2017

The Games Improved The Most By Free Updates

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The Games Improved The Most By Free Updates

Video games have changed over the years from the one-and-done packages of the early console heyday. Now games almost have more in common with television, as many operate as a service, consistently updating the original release with new content and tweaks to improve the original version. While this shift to the serialization has many drawbacks (chief among them players' dissatisfaction with developers releasing "unfinished" games), it's hard to deny that many games have benefited from a digital model that allows them to receive content packages and quality of life improvements months, sometimes even years after their original release.

From hero-oriented multiplayer shooters to epic adventures, here are the games that have improved the most through free updates.

Assassin's Creed: Origins Release: November 2017

Science-Fiction Weekly – Picard's Return, Star Wars TV, Planet Alpha

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Science-Fiction Weekly – Picard's Return, Star Wars TV, Planet Alpha

Patrick Stewart is reprising his role of captain Jean-Luc Picard in a new Star Trek television series. Even days after its announcement at the 2018 Star Trek Convention, just typing that line brought a big smile to my face. Picard is an all-time Star Trek great, and I can't wait to see where his story goes next. All we know for now is the show will air exclusively on CBS All Access, and will explore the next chapter in Picard’s life.

In a tweet to fans, Stewart seems eager to return to the captain's chair, and credited the stories he heard from fans as a reason for coming back. "During these past years, it has been humbling to hear stories about how The Next Generation brought people comfort, saw them through difficult periods in their lives or how the example of Jean-Luc inspired so many to follow in his footsteps, pursuing science, exploration, and leadership," he wrote. In his final line he teased that the journey ahead would explore "unexpected" territory for Picard.

You can see the moment Stewart announces his return in the video below. Prepare to be consumed by shivers.

Under Construction: The Process, Pressure, And Mindset Behind Developing With Early Access

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Under Construction: The Process, Pressure, And Mindset Behind Developing With Early Access

In 2013, Valve launched Early Access on Steam. While other titles had experimented with paid access to a work in progress, such as Minecraft in 2009, Steam’s program brought the concept to the mainstream. Avenues such as Indiegogo or Kickstarter allowed for crowdfunded titles, but there was no regulation as these options weren’t required to provide backers with playable versions of the games they supported. Steam’s budding program allowed developers to self-publish games but required a playable product and allowed users to refund their purchases further down the line. Since then, Early Access has exploded and titles like The Long Dark, Don’t Starve, and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds have gained massive popularity that they may not have achieved without this new method of development and delivery.