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  • 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: 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
  • Blog Post: 20 Namco Vs Capcom Matches We'd Love To See

    The hot rumor this week is that two blockbuster crossover fighting games are in development – Namco vs. Capcom and Capcom vs. Namco. If these rumors are true, the former will run on the Street Fighter IV engine and the latter will feature the Tekken 6 engine. With each company featuring an absurdly... More
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