As of this writing, Lee Seon Woo (Infiltration) – according to ESportsEarnings.com – lags only 2 places behind Jeremy Florence (Black_Mamba) when it comes to income earned from fighting game tournaments, with estimated total winnings of USD 74,756.63. But this pales in comparison to e-sports’s biggest historical earner, Wang Jiao (Banana) Continue reading Infiltration Lands Major Endorsement Deal with South Korean Bottled Water Company
During this year’s EVO Ultra Street Fighter 4 Tournament, France’s Luffy (Olivier Hay) took home top honors and the lion’s share of the USD 29,790 prize pool. Japan’s Bonchan (Masato Takahashi) had to settle for 2nd place. Fei Long specialist Fuudo (Keita Ai), who came in at 3rd in Continue reading Fuudo Reveals His Anti-Luffy Gameplan
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
There’s a long-standing bug in the PC versions of the Street Fighter 4 series – even if you lower the game’s background music all the way to zero, you’ll still be able to hear it playing faintly. This is normally not a problem during casual gameplay. You can Continue reading Turning off Training Stage BGM in Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
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
The best videogame universes have easily-relatable themes or strong canon storylines that can be appreciated as they are depicted originally. But they can also be analyzed through the lens of allegory. The Game Theorists, a YouTube channel, offers videogamers a sometimes serious, sometimes tongue-in-cheek look into the meaning hidden behind our favorite game characters and Continue reading Remember, it’s just a theory – a Game Theory