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What Is EVO? A History Of The Most Prestigious Fighting Game Tournament

The Evolution Championship Series, or EVO for short, is the most prestigious fighting game tournament in the world. Every year, thousands of...

The Minus World Glitch: Explained

The Minus World is one of the most famous glitches not only in Super Mario Bros. but in all of video games....

The Saltiest Grudge Match In Fighting Game History

It’s August 30th, 2015. Two Mortal Kombat champions are about to have a grudge match to settle some long standing beef with...

What Is Gamergate? A Retrospective Look At The Controversy

What is Gamergate? This question, five years after the fact, continues to have different answers depending on who you...

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...

The Super Marihour Challenge: A Showcase In Top Level Speedrunning

Speedrunning the old Super Mario games is a popular and competitive field; many of the categories have been honed to perfection, so...

Did You Know: Super Smash Bros. Melee At EVO 2007 Had Best Of One...

Super Smash Bros. Melee has a storied history at EVO, and the renowned championship series played a large part in kickstarting the...

What Is “Speedrunning” – An Introduction To This Side Of Hardcore Gaming

You hop on the YouTube, maybe to see some footage of a newly released game, or to take a trip down memory lane by watching...

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...

Did You Know: Mario Kart DS Had An Official Bracket At EVO 2006

The Evolution Championship Series (EVO for short) is the premier fighting game tournament; every summer, thousands of players from around the world...

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