Fighting games are a funny genre. They take delight in manufacturing misery, heaping humiliation, and raining ridicule unto their participants. Because in order for a player to enjoy them, he/she needs to be consistently victorious. And that isn’t going to happen unless he/she goes through a series of Continue reading The Life of a Fighting Gamer
If we consider Capcom’s Street Fighter 2 as the first true fighting game, and Eul’s Defense of the Ancients as the first MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), then in the competitive videogames genre, fighting games predate MOBAs by 12 years. I’m primarily a fighting game fanatic and just Continue reading The Life of a Professional MOBA Player
This is a really informative and entertaining indie documentary about the real-life martial artists and actors that have inspired the characters of Street Fighter over the years. I can tell Lone Rider really worked hard on this. If you want to check out his other YouTube videos, here’s Continue reading Real-Life Inspirations For The Street Fighter Cast
Fighting games naturally bring out our aggression, intensity, and victory lust. That makes it all the more jarring and rib-tickling when we happen upon victory screens like this: For Continue reading Funny Fighting Game Victory Screens
Truth is, I never would’ve installed Steam in the first place if it weren’t for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Games for Windows Live, Steam – they were all the same to me back then. Just another DRM feudal lord I had to pay homage to before I Continue reading Full Steam Ahead! Valve’s Service-Oriented App is More Than Just DRM
Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist was actually really good. The only downside to it is that waiting for the sequel will be arduous. While mucking around in YouTube for SF-related content (got Street Fighter on the brain now thanks to Joey Ansah and friends), I happened upon this little Continue reading Street Fighter: The Later Years – a tongue-in-cheek look at the SF2 cast, post-retirement
If you’re the kind of gamer who prides himself/herself in being updated with the latest gaming news, you’ve probably heard of ESGN TV. ESGN TV Fight Night featuring Streetfighter IV was one of my favorite gamer-oriented web series, up until it ended after Season 3. I’d also tried Continue reading ESGN – Y U NO PAY?
No one likes improbable, ill-conceived endings. After all, they’re supposed to be the ‘reward’ for grinding through a videogame, sitting through a movie, or mind-marching across a book. You can say all you want about the journey being as important as the destination, but you’ll never get around the Continue reading Man, I don’t like that ending… this is How It Should Have Ended
We’ve all had discussions like this with a friend at some point: “I’m pretty sure [insert your favorite fictional character here] beats [insert your friend’s favorite fictional character here].” And then the frenzied verbal warfare would begin, as the both of you try to back up each of your Continue reading Last one standing! DEATH BATTLE!
Streetfighter: the Movie is said to be so bad, it’s good. Streetfighter: The Legend of Chun-Li has the unfortunate reputation of just being plain bad. Is all hope lost for an overall decent live-action Streetfighter film? Fortunately for us, actor/fight choreographer/director/producer and martial artist Joey Ansah was adamant Continue reading Street Fighter: Assassin’s Fist! The Origin Stories of Ryu, Ken, Gouken, and Akuma