I love fighting games. The problem is, they don’t love me back as much. XD I’m the kind of fighting gamer that loves combo crafting. As a result, I spend a lot of time in Training Stages coming up with new combos and honing my execution for them. Continue reading Want to get better at fighting games? Let us point you in the right direction!
It’s a thought that’s come across every fighting game fan’s mind: “If it were up to me, I would’ve done it like this.” It’s not that easy, though, bringing a fighting game to life. If you don’t spend enough time and thought on the conceptualization phase, your game Continue reading So, You Want To Make A Fighting Game?
Make friends, not war! A new tournament arises to promote game inclusivity and camaraderie for the benefit of the fighting game community. Spurred by West Coast Warzone 4’s decision to forgo allowing side tournaments or BYOC (bring your own console) areas, West Coast Peace Rally was born. Its Continue reading It’s Not Always About Victory – Sign Up For The West Coast Peace Rally!
Skullgirls Encore is one of the best fighting games of this half-decade. And indie studio Lab Zero Games has been very good about keeping its promises to the community that crowd-funded its pioneer title into existence. The vanilla version of the game had plenty of interesting mechanics, and Continue reading A Look at Eliza, Skullgirls Encore’s Latest Character
One-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year, according to the National Bullying Prevention Center. And some of the victims are so overcome with misery and self-loathing that they end up taking their own lives. Bullying isn’t anything to laugh about. But in the case of Continue reading Casey Heynes, AKA Zangief Kid
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
Keiji Okamoto (Garireo), winner of EVO 2014’s BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma tournament, has made it known in a 4Gamer interview that a pre-competition bungee jumping session was key to him gaining the fearlessness that was to propel him all the way from loser’s bracket to the championship podium. In Continue reading Garireo talks about psychological warfare and the inspiration for his gaming handle