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What Is “Planking” In Smash?

No, we’re not talking about the planking fad. If you’ve watched any competitive Super Smash Bros. match in the past few years,...

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...

Did You Know: In 2008, This Halo Player Was Featured On Millions Of Dr....

You’ve heard of athletes on cereal boxes, but what about gamers on soda bottles? Well, from 2008 to 2009, it happened! And...

This Mario Kart Video Is The Most Infuriating Thing Ever Made

Video games. It has the word “game” in it, so it’s supposed to be fun, right? Well, for the most part, that...

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...

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...

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...

The Story Of Billy Mitchell: The Disgraced Donkey Kong Champion

On July 3rd, 1999, at a Funspot arcade in New Hampshire, video game history was made; for the first time ever, a...

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 “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...

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