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Anarchy Reigns (Max Anarchyマックス アナーキー)

by | May 11th, 2012 |

Anarchy Reigns (Max Anarchyマックス アナーキー  in Japan) is the next big thing coming from Platinum Games;  known for working on Vanquish, Bayonetta, and the upcoming Metal Gear Solid: Revengeance (Formerly known as Metal Gear Solid: Rising). This is a beat-em-up brawler that is fashioned more akin to how Power Stone played back in the days of the […]

Evolution 2012: List of Major Tournaments Finalized

by | January 12th, 2012 |

Evolution Championship Series or “Evo” is held every year in Las Vegas, Nevada (Since 2005) and is one of the longest ongoing fighting game tournaments and is one of the most, if not the most, popular.  Evo is kind of a international Superbowl where challengers all over the world go to compete for the glory […]

Top 5 Tuesdays: RoK’s Top 5 Game Openings of All-Time!

by | December 7th, 2011 |

Very important in nearly all games is the introductory animation or the “intro”.  A montage of images and animation featuring characters, locales, and action that may be related or unrelated to the story. Immediately someone can become interested or disinterested just from witnessing an intro and can setup initial hype that can span long enough […]

Respecting Different Play Styles: Don’t Be a Scrub.

by | October 9th, 2011 |

Far too many times in gaming have I seen people complain about how their opponent plays.  Not that they are using an insanely overpowered character (Broken), using a mod to exploit the game, or even a known problem the developers missed  and will update to fix (Universally accepted  broken glitches); they choose to complain solely […]

Sawed-Off Shotgun: Entirely too noob friendly.

by | October 7th, 2011 |

With the final iteration of Gears of War (at least within the main series) Gears 3 wanted to help new players to the series not feel overwhelmed by the wall-bouncing Gnasher shotgun experts that have honed their skills in the last two games.  However, did Epic go too far? In this article, I want to […]

Street Fighter X TEKKEN: Let the Hype Begin!

by | April 20th, 2011 |

When it was first announced that we would have Street Fighter X TEKKEN, and TEKKEN X Street Fighter, I was a bit skeptical on how things would play out.  CAPCOM and NAMCO are both respectable companies, and both reign over their own fighting-game environment.  But how exactly would a 2D and 3D game clash on […]

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Hsien-Ko Reveal

by | January 28th, 2011 |

Marvel vs Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds is one of my most anticipated games of 2011.  I was really hype with the game after noticing that Dante (My favorite CAPCOM character of my favorite game of all time, Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening) was fighting Dead Pool in a bar on the extended […]

Mortal Kombat: Imminent Failure?

by | January 27th, 2011 |

When most people think about “Mortal Kombat“, they think about gruesome game play that pushed video games to their limits with it’s violence, and showed just how much people enjoyed mutilation.  The “Fatality” is easily one of the most memorable moments of gaming history, marked by it’s now common initiating phrase, “Finish Him“. Mortal Kombat […]

Nintendo X CAPCOM: Possible?

by | January 21st, 2011 |

(Princess Peach Toadstool and Morrigan Aensland drawn by “Twilit-Arawen” check out his deviantART) For years I’ve been a fan of Nintendo and CAPCOM; they’ve spawned some of the greatest games that has ever seen the face of this earth.  I’ve loved titles from both sounds, each one outlining memories that resonate throughout my childhood.  Some […]

The King of Fighters XIII: Hit or Miss?

by | January 20th, 2011 |

(Official King of Fighters XIII website here) The King of Fighters is a fighting game series made by SNK-Playmore, also known “SNKP”, which celebrated its 15 year anniversary with the release of its 12th installment (The King of Fighters XII) in 2009. However, if you were like me and picked up this game out of […]