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This Guy Is Doing Classical Piano Covers Of Video Game Music, And It’s Amazing

If you’ve found yourself at the crossroads of wanting to listen to both classical piano and video game music, we’ve found the...

Looking To Get Someone Into Competitive Super Smash Bros? Show Them This

Competitive gaming is getting exponentially popular, but there’s still a large divide between casual and hardcore gamers. For certain games, such as...

Did You Know: In 2008, This Super Smash Bros. Tournament Had Items On

The Evolution Championship Series (EVO) is widely regarded as the most prestigious fighting game tournament in the world, with players from all...

5 Of The Biggest Fighting Game Flops In History

Since the 90’s when Street Fighter II dominated the arcades, there has been a constant search for fighting games that are deep,...

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 Does “Meta” Mean In Competitive Gaming?

If you’ve watched any tournament or livestream of a competitive video game, it’s not uncommon to hear the term “meta” being dropped...

The Ultimate Glossary Of Esports Terminology

Esports is one of the fasting growing industries today, and with many of the most prominent games having a deep grassroots history,...

This Smash Player Made A Controller Out Of A Can Of SPAM

If you're gonna play a spammy character, you better go hard or go home. And now, you can do just that with...

What Is “The Konami Code” And What Does It Do?

One of the most famous cheat codes in video game history that has also become a common reference of pop culture, the...

Rage Quitting – A Defining Trait Of Hardcore Gamers

Connection lost. Controllers thrown. Cuss words dropped. Rage quitting has become an inevitable trope of video games. Whether it...

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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...