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2:00 PM on 12.14.2014

Playable Pauline, shipping 120 games and #IDARB with Mike Mika

[Update: Show's over folks! Man, that was one whopper of a conversation. Turns out Mike has worked directly with Jimmy Fallon, Nintendo, Adam Sandler, Disney, and almost John Lithgow. Definitely of the most eye opening episo...

Jonathan Holmes

1:00 PM on 12.14.2014

This Street Fighter V trailer signals Charlie's return

Street Fighter V made another appearance at yesterday evening's Capcom Cup, which, amidst the bout between Ryu and Chun-Li, provided a brief flash of a third fighter. That sure looks like Charlie Nash, Guile's military comra...

Kyle MacGregor





12:30 PM on 12.14.2014

Aviary Attorney flies to Kickstarter, soars away with my heart

Aviary Attorney is the ingenious brainchild of Coventry-based Sketchy Logic; the living half of which (for the sake of this project) is comprised of programmer and designer Jeremy Noghani with graphic artist and animato...

Rob Morrow



Fighting game science, advice from the pros and more with Cardboard Robot photo
Fighting game science, advice from the pros and more with Cardboard Robot
by Jonathan Holmes

[Sup Holmes is a weekly talk show for people that make great videogames. It airs live every Sunday at 4pm EST on Youtube, and can be found in Podcast form on Libsyn and iTunes.]

Last Sunday on Sup Holmes we had a spirited chat with April and Christian, creators of the newly funded fighting game Pocket Rumble. We talked about the allegations that the game uses stolen graphics, how designing a fighting game can make you better at playing them, the pros and cons of damage scaling, Marvel Vs. Capcom 2 Vs. Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, balancing ease of operation with depth, antler headed boys and a lot more. Designing a fighting game is no small feat. Thankfully, Cardboard Robot is so in love with the genre that I have no doubt that the'll make something great with Pocket Rumble

Thanks again to April and Christian for being on the show, and tune in today at 4pm EST when we welcome Mike Mika to the program. Mike's probably most famous for creating the playable Pauline in Donkey Kong hack. We'll be talking about that, his game-ography at Other Ocean, his upcoming "Game that is literally anything" title #IDARB, and a lot more.

We're also going to give out some codes for #IDARB, so be sure to tune in if you want to try it out. 

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11:30 AM on 12.14.2014

How to win friends and influence people in DayZ

DayZ is a lot of things to a lot of different people. For some, it's a chance to test their mettle against an overtly hostile world that would like nothing better than to see them die cold, hungry and alone.&n...

Rob Morrow



World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup photo
World's first Street Fighter V match premieres at Capcom Cup
by Alessandro Fillari



Closing out the incredibly tense Capcom Cup, Capcom producer Yoshinori Ono surprised the audience with a live demo of Street Fighter V. With the audience giving them their full attention, Mike Ross and Combofiend, both legendary players within the fighting game community, took the stage to compete in the world's first public match in Street Fighter V.

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8:00 PM on 12.13.2014

Best song of 2014 gets a Dota 2 parody

While you're sitting there, not admitting that you love Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off," why not get down to this. Sick. Beat? Seriously though, this is an amazing parody of a catchy song for all Dota 2 fans.

Patrick Hancock

3:00 PM on 12.13.2014

Abandoned title 5734L3R reboots as RE5734L3R

5734L3R (pronounced Stealer), the intriguing post-apocalyptic robotic future title that seemed to disappear as quickly as it had arrived is back, perhaps; or at least this shiny new teaser trailer for it seems to indica...

Rob Morrow

2:00 PM on 12.13.2014

Survival racer Distance available now on Early Access, also coming to PS4

Distance, the neon-soaked spiritual successor to the popular freeware racing title Nitronic Rush is now available to test drive on Steam Early Access. For those interested, you can pick it up for a l...

Rob Morrow



The most disrespectful push-ups in videogames photo
The most disrespectful push-ups in videogames
by Jonathan Holmes

Like I was saying to the creators of Pocket Rumble, the minutia is what will make or break a fighting game. All the little moment-to-moment experiences in a given round of combat have to come together to create a vast psychological landscape. That big picture is easy to take for granted unless you take the time to pick it apart now and again.

For instance, winning or losing a fight doesn't have to be about how the game defines victory. The player can define victory on their own terms if they choose to. Using the old Dan/Servbot/Amingo team in Marvel vs. Capcom 2 and knocking just one of the opponent's characters out of the match is the peak of competitive fighting game majesty for some. For others, taking on all comers with Pichu and surviving a three-minute battle in Super Smash Bros. Melee is the zenith of videogame achievement. Setting a goal and reaching it. That's what winning is all about, regardless of how the game or anyone else judges you.

Maybe the Wii Fit Trainer's unorthodox crawl animation in Super Smash Bros. for the Wii U will become the next great disrespectful fighting game handicap. Doing a quick set of push-ups while in the middle of a super-powered combat scenario really sends a message. It's a message about priorities, about how seriously you take your opponent, and the importance of doing whatever the heck you want. It's beautiful. So beautiful that I had to write a song about it. 

Thanks Leonard Nimoy!

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5:00 PM on 12.12.2014

I never played Strife, but the remaster looks cool

Night Dive Studios brings old games to Steam, from The 7th Guest to System Shock 2 to Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon. I've heard of most of them, having either been around when they were new or discovering them in the years sinc...

Jordan Devore

3:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Stick it to the Man dev working on another gross game

The off-kilter Stick it to the Man! was a surprise charmer last year with a style and tone that evoked the likes of Rocko's Modern Life and anime of that era.  The studio's follow up is Zombie Vikings, a four ...

Steven Hansen

2:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Final Fantasy Type-0 has a pretty, pricey collector's edition

It's $100 and doesn't even come with a monstrous statue for you to find room for. It does come with: - A 200 page manga that takes place during the game's opening- Cards you can throw and bend and then regret throwing- A 15 ...

Steven Hansen





12:30 PM on 12.12.2014

Tough but fun roguelike FPS Tower of Guns coming to PS3, PS4, Xbox One

Tower of Guns was in a recent Humble Indie Bundle, which means I played a little of it but didn't stick around quiiite long enough for it to take hold of me. It's good, though! Hard, too. The roguelike first-person shooter o...

Jordan Devore

10:00 AM on 12.12.2014

2D fighter Dynamite Bomb is getting localized

Intro 2D fighters? The flashy Dynamite Bomb is getting a localization, according to the game distribution company Playism. It will arrive in English, and it will be a full port of the 2013 edition of the game plus all t...

Chris Carter

9:00 AM on 12.12.2014

The first batch of Call of Duty DLC weapons are live now for Xbox owners

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is still truckin', and although the first DLC pack hasn't officially dropped yet, Season Pass owners get free weapon DLC early. Of course, I meant to say "Xbox owners" get said weapons fir...

Chris Carter