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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

Did You Know: In 2007, This NBA All-Star Sponsored A Pro Halo Team

As esports has continued to grow and grow, it’s becoming very common for athletes, celebrities, and even professional sports teams to throw some of...

What Is “Evo Moment 37” Exactly?

If gamers were forced to choose one moment to serve as the most iconic and memorable moment in the history of competitive gaming, there...

What Is The “Wombo Combo?”

You might’ve heard it before. The profanity. The hype. The screaming. The mics cutting out. The phrase “That ain’t Falco!” and then roars of...

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...

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,...

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