The Thrill of Fighting Games

Like many others, I have great memories of spending afternoons and quarters in the arcade. Back home, the arcade was this pretty dark room attached to the bowling alley. Far from spectacular, but it was special in its own way. There were a lot of games my friends and I would play, but one in particular we kept coming… » 3/28/14 9:39am 3/28/14 9:39am

Why the Sequel to Rival Schools is my Favorite Fighting Game Ever

Growing up, I had two game systems: a barely working Atari 2600 (which lived largely forgotten in our guestroom closet) and an original NES. These lasted me until 1997 when I saved up and bought a Super Nintendo—over a year after the release of both the original PlayStation and Nintendo 64. » 2/08/13 6:00am 2/08/13 6:00am

Skullgirls Isn't Just a 2D Fighter, It has a Story, Too

Skullgirls, Revenge Labs downloadable game coming sometime soon ("early 2012" is the latest word) on PSN and Xbox Live, is a 2D fighter with a heavy multiplayer component. That doesn't mean it doesn't have a story explaining who its characters are, how they acquired their skills and powers, and just what the heck… » 2/05/12 1:00pm 2/05/12 1:00pm