Smash

Smash Ultimate fans believe new event hints at Geno DLC fighter

Published: 9/Dec/2020 17:31

by Michael Gwilliam

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Speculation is running rampant amongst Super Smash Bros Ultimate fans after a recent tournament event announcement may have hinted at Super Mario RPG’s Geno is the next DLC fighter.

Geno has long been one of the most-requested fighters for Nintendo’s flagship fighter and with four slots remaining in the second pass, there is a good chance that he ends up making the cut.

Now, Nintendo has revealed that the upcoming event, which focuses on the theme of mushrooms is titled “Beware of Mushrooms.”

This has caught the attention of many Smash Ultimate fans as Geno’s theme in Super Mario RPG is called “Beware of the Forest Mushrooms.”

Super Mario RPG on SNES
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Super Mario RPG’s Geno is a fan-favorite.

It’s also important to note that this event will kick off on Friday, December 11, which is one day after The Game Awards, where some fans believe the next Smash Ultimate DLC fighter will be revealed.

Over on Twitter, players began to discuss how this tournament may be a hint at Geno is Challenger Pack 8.

“I think the event it’s correlated with Geno because of the name and nothing else, also wouldn’t it make more sense if they were both connected to wait for Geno to be released and then have the tournament,” one remarked.

Other users simply posted memes and other images referencing Geno and the possible hint. Some even asked Nintendo not to “give them hope” if this event isn’t connected to the Super Mario RPG character.

Interestingly, however, while the Japanese translation for the event is “Beware of Mushrooms,” as some players discovered, in English, the tournament is listed as “Fungi Fever.”

Fox kicks Falcon
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Could we see Geno duking it out with Fox and others soon?

It’s certainly a bit odd for the Japanese and English names for the event to be so different, especially if the goal was to purposefully hint at the next DLC fighter coming to the game.

In any case, Fighters Pass Volume 2 is still scheduled to conclude come December 2021, so even if Geno or Fighter 8 isn’t released this month, there are still four new DLC packs coming in the new year.

Fortnite

Ninja, TheGrefg, Loserfruit & Lachlan assemble for historic Fortnite Icon stream

Published: 18/Jan/2021 6:38

by Brad Norton

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Ninja, Loserfruit, Lachlan, and TheGrefg are the mega popular streamers behind Fortnite’s first batch of Icon Series skins and all four of them just grouped up for a historic livestream.

January 16 marked the reveal of Fortnite’s first Icon Series skin. Ninja kicked things off with the new line of streamer-based skins. Fans had been eager to play as their favorite personalities in-game for years, and the Icon Series would pave the way for just that.

Loserfuit came next in June 2020. Followed by Lachlan in November 2020 and most recently, Grefg in January 2021. With all four now out in the wild, the streamers responsible all joined forces for a history Fortnite session.

Grefg and Ninja were the first two in the lobby.

“It was your free day right?” Grefg asked Ninja, who wasn’t intending to go live on January 17. “Correct,” Ninja responded. “But I couldn’t pass up this opportunity.”

Both Lachlan and Loserfruit had to make some sacrifices for the special moment as well. They were both playing from Australia on 220 ping but were more than happy to do so for the huge occasion.

All four players dropped into their first match wearing their respective Icon Series skins. It marked the first time in Fortnite history that they were all in the same lobby, let alone on the same team.

“Alright guys, this is an ‘iconic’ moment,” Ninja said as all four icons gathered to heal up. “Everyone has their own skin,” Lachlan followed up. “That’s crazy to think about.” 

Collectively the squad boasts over 57 million subscribers on YouTube, with millions more supporting them across Twitch, Twitter, and other platforms. It’s undeniably one of the biggest powerhouse teams to ever drop into a game of Fortnite.

Naturally, their first game together was an emphatic win.

Not only did they get the victory with ease, but they even taunted their final enemy. Boxing the last player in and emoting at the same time to add insult to injury.

Given the time zone differences and the ping difference between them, it’s likely this is a one-off spectacle.

When future Icon Series skins are added, we could see new star-studded quads joining forces. But for now, this will go down as the most iconic Fortnite team yet.