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What Is a ROM Hack?

In recent times, there have been more and more incredible ROM hacks popping up. These hacks take classic video games and give...

What Is “Snaking” In Mario Kart?

For anyone that played Mario Kart DS online, they definitely remember seeing some racers who would seemingly zig-zag on the track and...

The History of Super Smash Bros. At MLG

In the mid-2000’s, Major League Gaming was one of the premier organisations trying to host high-level video game competitions to make esports...

The Forgotten Yet Massively Influential Third-Person Shooter

In 1999, a third-person shooter was released for the Nintendo 64. It was considered the N64’s answer to the PlayStation’s wildly successful...

Why Did Cineplex Host An ‘Uncharted 4’ Esports Tournament?

As esports has grown in popularity and stature, there has been an influx of larger corporations and entities from outside the gaming...

Breaking Down The Ryu Mirror Matchup In Street Fighter V

When you’re learning about fundamentals in fighting games, whether it’s footsies, neutral, spacing or anything else, there is almost no better showcase...

Did You Know: Data Files Revealed That This Character Was Supposed To Be In...

Super Smash Bros. Brawl was the best-selling fighting game of all-time, and it generated considerable hype before and after its release. After...

What Does “TAS” Mean In Video Games?

If you’ve ever seen a TAS recording of a video game, you’ll likely notice that the gameplay looks...off. Players will be zipping...
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The Best Min Min Combos In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

It’s been a long wait since it was revealed that an Arms character would be the next DLC character in Super Smash...
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Why Balance Is So Important In A Competitive Video Game

If you’ve heard someone rage at something in a video game, claiming that a character or technique is “OP” or “broken,” it’s...

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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...