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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...

Did You Know: Super Smash Bros. For Wii U At EVO 2015 Used Custom...

EVO is no stranger to trying out experimental rulesets with the games they feature at their tournament; in 2008, the Super Smash...

What Is An Anti-Air?

One of the most important concepts in fighting games, anti-airs are one of the first fundamentals a player will tackle while learning...

The Origin Of Every Twitch Emote [Ongoing]

If you’ve spent even just a few minutes on Twitch, you’ve likely already seen dozens and dozens of emotes, and you’ll notice...

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....

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...

What Happened To Final Boss, The Legendary Halo Team?

In the mid-2000’s, competitive video games started to make strides in the United States when Major League Gaming rose in popularity. The...

Introducing “Hot Juans” – A Parody Of “Hot Ones” For Gamers

Hot Ones has become an Internet sensation, and rightfully so; who doesn’t want to watch an interview with some of the most...

Did You Know: In 1998, Japan Vs. America Happened For The First Time In...

Competitive gaming was still a new endeavour in the 1990s, and if there were any tournaments happening, they mainly consistent of local...

Did You Know: The Original ‘Dynasty Warriors’ Was A 1-vs-1 Fighting Game Similar To...

Dynasty Warriors is a fairly niche franchise, but the gameplay is well-known among dedicated gamers: the hack-and-slash classic featuring characters from the...

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