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  • Blog Post: Nintendo Gets Another Humble Bundle Full Of Great Indie Games

    Last year, Nintendo got its first Humble Bundle , which featured games like Guacamelee, OlliOlli, and Steamworld Dig. A second Nintendo Humble Bundle just opened up and the lineup is just as strong. Like last year, there are There are three tiers in this bundle. Those who contribute even a dollar will... More
  • Blog Post: Street Fighter X GI Joe Scribe Explains How World Warriors Meet Real American Heroes

    When publisher IDW asked wrestling aficionado and podcaster Aubrey Sitterson to pen a crossover between GI Joe and Street Fighter, the first thing he thought about was what makes the two franchises tick. "It comes down to one thing," Sitterson says. "Fights." Sure, the scale of the... More
  • Blog Post: Eight Ways To Fix Street Fighter V

    The launch of Street Fighter V was rough. Server issues plagued the first 36 hours of the game’s release, making for a frustrating introduction for fans eager to jump into the new title. While those server problems have improved, they further accentuated the meager offline options. As it stands... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Unleash Each Character's Critical Arts Move In Street Fighter V

    Street Fighter V launched today and players are starting to piece together who their main will be for the next entry of the classic series. We played around with some of the characters without knowing their movesets particularly well , but now we're going in with a different purpose: showing of what... More
  • Blog Post: The New World Warriors: Street Fighter V's Familiar Cast Is More Different Than You Think

    Iconic characters like Ryu, Ken, and Chun-Li are the faces of Street Fighter, but the series has always included a diverse cast of outlandish fighters. We spoke with executive producer Yoshinori Ono about the process of crafting the combatants and making familiar faces feel fresh again for the newest... More
  • Blog Post: Taking The Challengers Of Street Fighter V For A Spin

    Street Fighter V, the latest entry in the fabled fighting franchise, hits next week. Our copy just came in, so we decided to check out the characters that are new to the franchise, and look at how some of the returning fighters have changed. Join Dan Tack and myself as we face off over the course of... More
  • Blog Post: 10 Gameplay Mechanics That Completely Changed Our Favorite Series

    As a game series ages, new ideas are introduced to keep the franchise fresh. Some concepts flop or are forgotten while others flourish. A select few even manage to redefine the way players engage with that series. Here’s a list of mechanics that accomplished the latter for their respective properties... More
  • Blog Post: Yoshinori Ono Discusses The Reinvention Of Street Fighter

    Few developers have a history with a series like Yoshinori Ono. A fan of the series from the first time he played it, Ono joined Capcom to work on the sound of the Street Fighter games in the late '90s. Nearly 20 years later, he plays a major role in deciding the direction of each new game in the... More
  • Blog Post: Other Game Series That Deserve The Theatrhythm Treatment

    Final Fantasy is a huge series with lots of memorable tracks – enough tracks to fill up two rhythm games, as it turns out. It’s not the only series ( and nether is Dragon Quest ), however, full of enough fantastic music to merit its own dedicated rhythm game release. Castlevania Much like... More
  • Blog Post: Ten Of The Most Iconic Outfits In Video Games

    As the old adage absolutely does not go, clothes maketh the game character. The way a character is garbed can make or break their personality as well as their appearance. Deciding how a character is uniquely clad is like a PR move in itself, presenting the character as the sum of their parts. Inspired... More
  • Blog Post: Seen At Comic Con 2014: Collectibles

    Alongside the impressive cosplay and general spectacle of Comic Con, there was also an impressive collection of collectibles and figures. For more on Final Fantasy artist Tetsuya Nomura's takes on Batman, head here . More
  • Blog Post: Courting The Casuals: Player Customization In Call Of Duty: Ghosts

    It's refreshing to know that even Infinity Ward's executive producer Mark Rubin doesn't understand how Call of Duty has acquired such a gigantic player-base. Trying to add something new to the series and a stab in the dark at giving the silent majority of players something they might want... More
  • Blog Post: The Rights And Wrongs Of Bonus Bosses

    Beating a game doesn’t always mean that the experience is over. For devoted fans, many games include additional tasks to undertake, including bonus bosses. These extra battles are often more difficult than the real final boss, giving players a sense of mastery and accomplishment for overcoming... More
  • Blog Post: Games That Were At The Right Place, At The Right Time

    Gaming has been a big part of my life for almost as long as I can remember. Sometimes it’s been background noise , while other times it’s taken over everything around me . There have been a few standout games though, that seemed to have arrived with perfect timing. Here are three of them... More
  • Blog Post: Moments: Running The Table In Street Fighter II

    Street Fighter II may not have been the first one-on-one fighting game to hit arcades, but it certainly had the most impact. It also provided some of my favorite gaming moments. If you weren't around when Street Fighter II was released, you missed out on something special. I know, it's not your... More
  • Blog Post: Video Games' Greatest Rivalries

    Sometimes video game franchises are kind of similar. It can’t be avoided. Sometimes, those games inspire conflict and people take sides. Sometimes, a feature is written that arbitrarily decides a winner. It could be a matter of sales, a clear case of objective quality, or my own personable preference... More
  • Blog Post: Why Should You Care About eSports?

    What makes over eight million people tune in to live streams to watch other people play video games? Electronic Sports, better known as eSports, is an umbrella term for competitive video gaming. Competitive gaming has been growing in popularity for a while now, developing a large fan-base that is both... More
  • Blog Post: Sequels That Nailed It

    There are good games with good sequels, and then there are good games with phenomenal sequels. You know, the sequels that if you want to introduce your friend to the franchise, you will tell them that they can skip right to the second game. It's no easy task, but these are some of the most memorable... More
  • Blog Post: Missteps From The Fighting Genre

    In the latest issue of our magazine (#228), I wrote an article called “Building The Perfect Fighter” that was intended to highlight mechanics throughout the fighting genre that worked well. While I was writing it, I was reminded of gameplay elements in the past that wound up being a detriment... More
  • Blog Post: Watch Us Take On Ono-San In Street Fighter X Tekken

    As two of the biggest fighting fans in the office, Jason and myself were excited to hear that Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono would be visiting the office this week. Along with his assistant producer Tomoaki Ayano and global relations manager Dan Pantumsinchai, he brought a new build of the upcoming... More
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