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DOA6 Tamaki Revealed for Dead or Alive 6
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The new Venus Vacation character for Dead or Alive 6 has been revealed to be Tamaki today during a developer stream for DOAX:VV. This is interesting news for the community whether you are a fan of the volleyball game or not considering players could be introduced to a completely new fighting style or a returning move set mapped to this new character. A commentary for the reveal stream is available at Free Step Dodge's YouTube, but with no gameplay to be shown there was very little to talk about outside of Tamaki being invited to Dead or Alive 6.

1.20 has launched with much controversy surrounding the infinite micro-transaction loop of changing the color of your character's hair-style, so a solid reveal of this character may not fix every salty heart, but it could be a...
Opinion: DOA5 Master vs. Sweet Revenge was Pinnacle DOA
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Before Dead or Alive 6 there was Dead or Alive 5, Ultimate & Last Round and within a year people were showcasing the game offline with thunderous applause from the community and complementary winks from other communities that never considered trying DOA thanks to new creative combat intertwined with strategical elements to stages and their respective Danger Zones that the FGC had never seen before.

Some of the best characters to demonstrate the innovative features of DOA5 were Gen Fu & Ryu Hayabusa that could both send their opponents into intoxicating blenders through careful planning and prior lab training. Regardless if you thought these characters were fair or not, fighters Sweet Revenge & Master successfully discovered the perfect opportunities to maximize their damage and because of this delivered some of the finest matches this community has ever seen.

In a recent Emery Reigns video, he discussed what could make DOA6 better and that maybe the community needs...
DOA6 Jager Retains Winter Brawl: 3D Edition Crown
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Jager was able to secure his second Winter Brawl tournament win in a row at the 3D Edition of this staple Dead or Alive major. He took most of his opponents on a wild ride through the "Rig Cyclone" that is nearly impossible to escape at his level of play. This list of opponents included major players such as Lord Xavier, a fighter that has been on a rabid war path, fresh off his win at NEC 20 with Hitomi. Feel free to pursue our report here at FSD and check out the bracket at Smash.GG to complete your experience with this event. VOD Replay coming soon!

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Brackets C1 & C2 play out while Dead or Alive spectators at Kombat Network wait for the Mortal Kombat 11 tournament to conclude. Jager...
News Version 1.19 Introduces Ground Game Changes & Character Tweaks
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With a plethora of balance adjustments, ground game changes & character tweaks, Version 1.19 is easily Team NINJA's biggest update for Dead or Alive 6 yet as made evident by the tantalizing patch notes. The trend of releasing 'Revival' outfit packs continues with the 'Chinese Dresses' from Dead or Alive 5. The DOA community has taken firm passes on most recent updates to the game, but version 1.19 has fighters back in the lab looking for all of the new character possibilities before the exciting release of the new Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation character.

Version 1.19 doesn't just make big game changes, but also fixes a slew of mistakes and bugs including: displayed values to moves, missing moves &...
DOA6 Why Leon is Frequently Requested to Return
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While Team NINJA is making big moves to bring their casual fan-base to Dead or Alive 6, it's important to remember that there is a list of possible characters that could return in the future. The most requested of past characters now that Momiji & Rachel have been released is Leon, and there are many logical reasons to deduct that he would be the best choice of the bunch even if it would be nice to see them all return. By simply applying the process of elimination to the remaining outcasts of DOA we can all see this become fact by the end of this post - and agree that Leon still has a place in this fighter.

Dead or Alive expects competitive players to be familiar with how the environment works, and how utilizing it well presents you with rewarding and satisfying damage. Can you name a character other than maybe Hayabusa that does this better than Leon? Taking Leon out of this game further cripples the lineup of heavy characters considering both Bayman & Bass are...
DOA6 New Venus Character Could Skyrocket DOA6 Player Base
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Before Dead or Alive 6 was released, Team NINJA seemed pretty confident when they stated that a Dead or Alive Xtreme: Venus Vacation character would not make an appearance in the 3D fighter, but with the rising success of Venus Vacation it comes as no surprise that our favorite developer would recant their statements in favor of expanding their DOA6 player base to a new audience this March. This surprise character is a part of the Season 4 Pass, and can be purchased in several different skews if the SPs are not your forte. With this story we explore why Team NINJA recanted their official statements that could result in being one of their biggest & best business decisions in years for the fighting series.

Contrary to popular belief, Team NINJA has definitely toned the sexual nature down as they have promised for the 3D fighter. Rachel's Fiend skin was controversially censored, there is an option to censor select oufits, and even their offering of bikinis are...
EmperorCow Released a DOA6 Momiji Combo Video
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This video is meant to showcase what Momiji is capable of in DOA6 (Ver. 1.18). Combos marked with a yellow star cannot be avoided with fastest hold. Combos marked with a red star cannot be avoided even with fastest low hold.

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News New Details Emerge for Team NINJA's Beautiful Nioh 2
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Team NINJA has finally permitted video game industry journalists to show more of their gameplay footage from upcoming mega prequel Nioh 2 showcasing a new location & stunning new boss fights while revealing more details themselves in the process through interviews. This epic adventure is being hailed as one of the best games they have produced since Ninja Gaiden: Black a separate Team NINJA series that also might see the light of day again soon. With gorgeous Nioh 2 coming March 13th, future adjustments to DOA6 & the success of Venus Vacation - 2020 could be the greatest year Team NINJA has ever had.

There are plenty of great interviews to read for Nioh 2 this week, and many of them feature Team NINJA's lead man, Yosuke Hayashi. He stated in the most recent Eurogamer...
News DOA6 is not Returning to CEO this Year
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The official main CEO game lineup for 2020 has been revealed and features 15 games, but Dead or Alive 6 is absent from one of the biggest annual events on the East Coast and will not be returning for a second go. Alex Jebailey, CEO of CEO, stated last year that if the numbers were good and the community showed up that it would come back for 2020. CEO's attendance reached 87 entrants in 2019, and XcaliburBladeZ was declared the winner in a brilliant set against the now reigning DOA6 champion, Hoodless.

With the Dead or Alive 6 World Championship out of the way, Team NINJA's main focus is going to...
DOA6 Hoodless Wins 4 Tournaments Consecutively to Begin 2020 Reign
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Some fighters train day and night exclusively for their opportunity at a big prize or payout in the FGC, but professional fighter, Hoodless will keep his momentum going regardless if it's the Dead or Alive 6 World Championship 'Main Event' in Japan hosted by Team NINJA or a side tournament located in a small suburb of Chicago. Despite a primitive recording of Top 4 coupled with low attendance, 'Frosty Fausting XII' is a prime example of hard work in the community, and this hard work will show itself to the tournament organizers and fighters from different communities.

Just several weeks after winning 'Frosty Fausting XII' Hoodless is able to collect another victory at 'Juicy Monday' as Dead or Alive 6...
DOA6 Version 1.18 Patch Notes & Season Pass 4 Released
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Team NINJA is starting this year off with a promise to the community to make Dead or Alive 6 the fighting game you want, but unfortunately they have held off with Version 1.18 to begin this conversion to that. To accompany the few balance changes & bug fixes made in 1.18 is the Season 4 Pass that launched on the 21st of January. Before release, Team NINJA previewed some of the new Cyber costumes on Twitter to launch the new pass, and there is no questioning that these are among the coolest looking DLC outfits in the game. The string of revival costume DLC will also continue separately sold from the season pass owners on the 21st starting with maid outfits.

While the season passes can get...
DOA6 Shade Swifteye Conquers KIT 2020
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Longtime Dead or Alive veteran & commentator, Shade Swifteye, was victorious at Kumite in Tennessee; which was the first Dead or Alive 6 offline tournament of 2020. Peruse the complete bracket at KIT's Smash.GG and also explore our exclusive report for this event together with the VOD replay of Top 8. Despite the staggering aftermath from the hustle and bustle nature of yearly holidays, roughly 50 players made it out from the community to Tennessee, hoping their skills were enough to obtain the elusive KIT Hayabusa 1st place trophy.

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A lot of newcomers showed up to compete at KIT this year, and while it may show in their combo tech, new players typically respond with different kinds of damaging opportunities. Even if good combo implementation is preferred in...
DOA6 Rachel & Version 1.17 Patch Notes
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Team NINJA has released Version 1.17 patch notes and the update includes the highly awaited return of Rachel to Dead or Alive 6 and will also bring in the regular bug fixes, game changing balance adjustments, Season Pass 3 DLC and another free costume as a nice stocking-stuffer from Team NINJA. Rachel's debut to DOA6 was showcased by Famitsu and her base price will cost you just 5.99 USD with premium options for those that want more costumes. Take a look at Team NINJA's official website for her biography, and start a discussion in her newly opened forum here at Free Step Dodge!

Rachel Version 1.17 Breakdown

All of Rachel's unique...
DOA6 Cyber Interview & December 'Cyber Monday' Announcement
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Cyber is a multi-converged player that regularly attends offline tournaments for Dead or Alive 6, creates content, organizes tournaments and hosts a popular stream on Twitch. He's here at Free Step Dodge for the promotion of his next Cyber Monday, but also reveals himself to the players of the FGC that have clearly made a positive impact on his life. Get to know Cyber better in this exclusive interview, and you can choose to support the community & DOA6 by getting involved with Cyber Monday whether it be spectating or making a donation to the prize pot.

Cyber Monday could be the first live tournament to showcase Rachel's return to DOA6 and starts on the 29th of December and concludes a day before New Year's Eve. This online...
DOA6 DOA6 Nominated for Best Fighting Game of 2019
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Dead or Alive 6 has been nominated for 'best fighting game of the year' via the Video Games Awards show streaming now. Players had all of the time in the world to vote for their favorite fighter at the official website for the event, and even if DOA6 has one of the smaller communities and will likely not win against Smash Brothers or Mortal Kombat, it is nice to see our game considered for a GOTY award. Did you vote for Dead or Alive 6, and do you think it's GOTY material?

Despite having a mixed reaction, Dead or Alive 6 won a plethora of awards at last year's E3 and has been downloaded over 2 million times through their FTP system since the release date earlier this year. Team NINJA encourages newcomers to play and support the game and they are offering free characters, frame data and access to all of the stages & modes (but story) through Core Fighers. The community & Team...
Version 1.16 Patch Notes Released - Third 'Revival' Pack
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Team NINJA has been releasing patches weekly instead of bi-weekly which is kind of out of the norm for them, but also makes sense this week given it's December and the last 'Revival' pack is Christmas themed. If you are not feeling the Christmas spirit this year, consider accepting a gift from Team NINJA anyway, with next free costume celebrating 2+ million Core Fighters downloads. Version 1.16 patch notes have been released, and outside of stuff already mentioned in this news post, there is nothing new to report for the gameplay.

Some players are already reporting to have the new 'Revival' available to download, and this pack includes 28 costumes! Some of these costumes are color swaps from red-black; the black Santa being coded "Bad Santa" for Bass in Dead or Alive 5. The free outfit included with this update will be the fifth outfit given away in Dead or Alive 6, previous...
DOA6 LordXav1er Dominates NEC 20
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@LordXav1er managed to absolutely dominate his opponents with Hitomi at Big E Gaming's NEC 20. Not only did he make Hitomi look like an S-tier superstar, but he crushed some of the strongest players in the game today. Congratulations to Lord Xav1er as he has proven that hard work will eventually pay off if you remain dedicated to it. Stay tuned for the replay, check out the bracket and congratulate your new NEC 20 champion!

For those desiring to experience DOA6 at it's best quality, have no fear, as the tournament will run on PCs thanks to the dedication and commitment from Free Step Dodge's own Matt Ponton! Big E Gaming commits to this event with a beautiful seating arrangement and has the tournament hall emitting a stunning green glow that characterizes the NEC brand. The event is completed by the fighters that showed up and commentary from players that know...
DOA6 Version 1.15 Released - New Slow Motion Effect
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Team NINJA has released yet another new patch for Dead or Alive 6 including free game changes & paid DLC for all platforms! Players discovered new gameplay adjustments hours before the patch notes dropped at Team NINJA's official website. New 'Training Gear' DLC has been released, and Team NINJA has a free Kasumi outfit prepared for all players to celebrate 2 million Core Fighters downloads.

While Diego and Rig's 1P commands remain intact, Black Moon & Emery Reigns quickly discovered that most low-tracking 1Ps have been nerfed. Some players could consider this a very good thing for the game considering the strength of these moves, but others may wonder why on earth Momiji would be nerfed of her natural combo from this input when she's already near the bottom of the tier list. Hayate was beginning to build momentum in the offline scene with an impressive showing from Perfect Legend, but his 1P...
DOA6 WC Hoodless Wins the Dead or Alive 6 World Championship 'Main Event'
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The Dead or Alive Festival begins with Team NINJA's 'Last Chance' Qualifier while Main Event matches are currently being streamed. Expect to see a lot of scattered DOA productions throughout the event stream and check out our compendium for the complete time table & report. Follow our new Free Step Dodge Facebook page for the latest DOA announcements & news!

Because of stream scheduling the first two matches at the 'Main Event' are yet to be reported in this article but will be after the replay is posted by Team NINJA. Please check out the official bracket to see the complete results and continue to our report for the 'Main...
DOA6 Rachel Officially Revealed at Dead or Alive Festival 2019
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Rachel finally makes her long-awaited return to the Dead or Alive series being formally announced at the end of Dead or Alive Festival 2019! Alma's sister looks to transition to Dead or Alive 6 beautifully with a sleek & sexy design combined with new intoxicating moves. A lot of her original trademark attacks from Dead or Alive 5 are still intact as made evident by the trailer that also showcased outfits and purchase options.

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We technically can't say that all of these moves are original to Rachel since her move-set is modeled from super-fun guest character Spartan-458 in Dead or Alive 4. That being said Rachel is an official Team NINJA character, and we will not have to worry about her being excluded from DLC outfits like Mai and Kula have been. Rachel's presence was so strong in NINJA GAIDEN and her compelling story and beauty made her a Team NINJA fan favorite overall.

Some of Rachel's past moves...
DOA6 WC Design Contest Winners at DOA Festival 2019
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For over a month Dead or Alive players have been submitting their original costume artwork for DOA6 to Team NINJA with winners finally announced at DOA Festival 2019. Players can observe a ton of the submitted designs at the DOA6 Design Contest 2019 thread, and watch the results of the contest at Team NINJA's Official Twitch. This designer contest is complemented by a creative cosplay event with special guest Bass... I mean Matt Ponton.


The cosplayers put on an entertaining show and all have cool & individual character designs. @Matt Ponton brought back his Bass cosplay for DOA6, and it was incredibly detailed. There was a Hayabusa complete with a Dragon Sword, an identical twin of Brad Wong, and even some of the girls from Venus Vacation. The character variety at this contest was...

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