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Did You Know: This Sailor Moon Title Is The Most Broken Fighting Game Ever...

Balance in fighting games is important; you don’t want a game with a few select characters that have overpowered options, as this...

What Exactly Is “RNG” In Video Games?

You’ve probably heard the term tossed around casually. You’ve probably heard of people “praying to RNGesus” when referring to video games, which...

What Is “Evo Moment 37” Exactly?

If gamers were forced to choose one moment to serve as the most iconic and memorable moment in the history of competitive gaming, there...

What Is “Zoning” In Fighting Games?

If you’ve ever watched a competitive fighting game match on YouTube or Twitch, you’ve likely heard the term “zoning” or a character...

What Is “Teching” In Fighting Games?

If you’ve watched any competitive fighting game match, you may have heard the commentators mentioned that one of the players did a...

How To Play Original Xbox Games Online In 2020

There’s no doubt that when Xbox Live launched in 2002, it was a historic moment for console gaming. Finally, players could compete...

What Are “Footsies” In Fighting Games?

“Footsie (footsy, or footsies) is a flirting game where two people touch feet under a table or otherwise concealed place, often as...

What Is “Homebrew” And What Does It Do?

Whenever you see a crazy mod on a Nintendo Wii or 3DS console, you can safely assume that homebrew is behind it....

Did You Know: This Music Was Removed From ‘Ocarina of Time’ For Containing Religious...

The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is arguably the greatest video game of all-time, and part of what makes it such...

What Is A “Frame Rule” In Super Mario Bros.?

When learning about Super Mario Bros. speedrunning, you’ll quickly begin hearing about “frame rules.” The reason is because frame rules are part...

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What Do “Pogchamp” and “Poggers” Mean? Twitch Meme Origins

If you've frequented Twitch, or any other platform rooted in gaming, you've no doubt seen other users throwing around the phrase "poggers"...

The Oculus Quest 2: Gaming vs. Dad-Bods

I may be relatively old, but I have been an avid traditional video gamer pretty much my whole life. My family began...

Dear Battle Royales: Please Stop

In 2017-2018, the gaming world witnessed the beginning of a new gaming concept when games like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, H1Z1, and of course...