Why Fighting Games Are Still Bad For Gaming

Update: I’ve written a small piece in response to the feedback I’ve been given today, it can be found here.

Yesterday I published this article about why I personally think that fighting games are bad for gaming in general, due to the fact I feel that people from the fighting game scene or community are quick to insult new or casual players, written from the perspective of a casual player. The reaction was immediate and swift, people were quick to start insulting me for just being a casual observer of the scene. Which was so ironically beautiful, Alanis Morissette songs started playing on my laptop as soon as I scrolled down to the comments.
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Why Fighting Games are Bad for Gaming Update.

Double update:  I’ve written a small piece in response to the feedback I’ve been given today, it can be found here.

Update: In response to the overwhelming response this article has received, I’ve answered as many of the criticisms as possible in a follow-up article.

Video games are becoming an increasingly legitimate form of entertainment, they have adverts for games during primetime TV and the best-selling christmas present are usually video games and consoles. As a fan of the medium I welcome this, more people interested in the medium means more money will be invested in it, which of course means more celebrity voices in games. Liam Neeson as Master Chief, make it happen. Continue reading

3 Simple Changes That Would Make Good Games Great

Video games walk a thin line, one niggling feature can make a playable game unbearable, similarly, there are several good games out there that are just one simple change away from greatness. Games like …

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3 things people claim are cheap (that actually aren’t)

“Cheapness” is a term that’s thrown around so much in video games culture that if you trademarked it, you’d be buried and killed by the weight of your royalties so fast and so hard your nuts would turn to diamonds. But I feel that the term is used unfairly, because it’s becoming increasingly popular to simply accuse someone of being cheap rather than admit that there are massive flaws in your own gameplay. Here are three common cheap tactics people love to complain about and why they’re total bullshit …

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5 Videogame soundtracks that double as love songs.

Now I’ve already written about 5 songs from videogames that could double for workout tunes. But they say that love makes the world go round, working out, not so much. So I thought I’d show the top 5 videogames songs you could probably get away with playing while wooing or horizontal hugging a member of the opposite sex.

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The Knights of Gaming Podcast #1 ft. Shep0d and Masterlinkace!

And, with that, The Knights of Gaming podcast is born! Here is the first episode with Ben/Shep0d and Luke/Masterlinkace. Be sure to subscribe to the channel for more videos and remember that we’re always on the lookout for guests for the podcast so if you’re interested just leave us a comment and we’ll get back to you! 😀

Quiz! Guess the gaming character from a douchebag description.

A douchebag is a special kind of person who usually has all of the manners and likeability of a sex offender with aspergers syndrome. However while looking at some classic well loved gaming figures I noticed that, if you boil them down to a basic descriptions, they kind of sound exactly like the kind of people you’d hate at a nightclub or party. So I thought I’d see if you guys could test your gaming knowledge and try to figure out the character from their unflattering description.

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5 videogame soundtracks that double as workout songs.

Videogaming and exercise are normally about as likely to come together as Chris Brown’s fist and another male’s face, however, there are several gaming songs, that are in my opinion perfect fodder for that playlist on your ipod labeled “gym tunes“. Songs like.

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