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Hands-on with Parasoul from Skullgirls

If you are a fan of fighting games, odds are that Skullgirls is on your radar. Developed by Reverge Labs, this upcoming game features gorgeous 2D graphics and a fighting game engine developed by tournament fighter Mike "Mike Z" Zaimont. Amo...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: How to survive PAX on 321gocast

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range of...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: What is Hype edition

I hope you enjoyed our week long coverage of EVO! I had an amazing time in Vegas being a part of the crowd that witnessed PRBalrog's comeback, Daigo becoming free to Poongko's Seth, and watching Latif "the Legend Killer" eliminate the like...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: Max Scoville on Also Talks

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range of ...

 
 
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Interview with Capcom's Derek Neal

For my last scheduled interview at Evo2k11, I spoke briefly with the associate producer of Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition, Derek Neal. We discussed the lengths that Capcom went to in order to make sure that the game app...

 
 
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Street Fighter X Tekken grudge match with Seth Killian

At E3 this year, Destructoid brought you a close look at Street Fighter X Tekken with the Destructoid vs Capcom tournament between Jonathan Holmes, Seth Killian, and myself. Though it was the first time that Jonathan had played the game, I...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interview with Capcom's Seth Killian

You can't talk about the fighting game scene in America without mentioning Capcom's special combat adviser, Seth Killian. He's done it all, from competing in tournaments himself and organizing EVO, to working on Capcom's many fighting...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interviews with Alex Valle, Dr. Doom, and more!

Outside of my scheduled time with Capcom representatives, I also had a chance to wander around the show floor and interview several attendees. The first interview was with Alex Valle, also known as "Mr. Street Fighter." Long...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interview with Blazblue gamer DacidBro

When people talk about EVO, most people recall the big names in Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom 3, such as Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong. However, Capcom games aren't the only ones getting representation at this fighting event. One of m...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interview with producer Ryota Niitsuma and Neo_G

If you know me, you know that right now my favorite game to play is Marvel vs. Capcom 3. So when I had the opportunity to interview producer Ryota Niitsuma on the newly announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I jumped at that chance. I was...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Interview with producer Yoshinori Ono

This year at EVO, Destructoid was on the scene to bring exclusive interviews with many or the figureheads in the fighting game world. One of those included Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono of Capcom. Known for taking photos w...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Daigo Umehara 'Exposed' panel

This year, one of the major additions to EVO included panels geared towards fighting game fans. One of these panels involved an interview with Daigo "The Beast" Umehara, who is widely regarded as one of the best Super Street Fighter IV play...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Kuma revealed for Street Fighter X Tekken

At the end of the Street Fighter X Tekken panel this afternoon, producer Yoshinori Ono had a bombshell of an announcement. Unwilling to end the panel without a surprise, he showed a never-before seen trailer that gave clues for t...

 
 
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Evo2k11: New Street Fighter X Tekken gameplay teased

Today I had the privilege of interviewing producer Yoshinori Ono about the upcoming fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken. We covered things such as the character choices (specifically Poison), certain gameplay decisions, and what to look f...

 
 
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Evo2k11: Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel

Another panel at EVO was the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel, which I was personally excited for. Being a huge Marvel vs. Capcom 3 fan, I wanted to see what Niitsuma-san had to say about this newly announced game. Serving on this panel w...

 
 
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This weekend on TwitchTV: Insanely Twisted Shadow Planet

Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range of ...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: Evo2k11 edition

Viva Las Vegas! At least that's what the many fighting game enthusiasts who have descended upon the Rio Hotel are chanting. As you read this, I am tiger-knee deep in EVO coverage that you should be seeing in the next couple of days, and tha...

 
 
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Play fighting games to win bobbleheads, MLG 360 cases

A while back, Destructoid launched Fight.destructoid.com, which is a new way to challenge gamers online for points that can be redeemed for prizes. Since its launch, many people have already signed up to check it out and battle their friend...

 
 
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Evo Championship Series 2011 this weekend!

This weekend is the much anticipated EVO Championship series. Held every year, this competition gathers all of the best fighting game players to battle for prizes and bragging rights. If you are a fan of fighting games, hopefully you are he...

 
 
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Fight.destructoid.com prize list!

Fight.destructoid.com is a great way to play games with your fellow community members and win prizes in the process. One way to gain prizes, apart from the contests that we throw regularly, is to redeem some of your hard-earned points. Belo...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: San Diego Comic-Con edition

San Diego Comic-Con is upon us! I'm going to be perfectly honest. I tried my hardest to find hot guy cosplayers but out of the pages and pages of attractive girls, there were only a handful of guys, and none were quite my type. So I settled...

 
 
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This weekend on JTV: Drunkest Warrior

Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range of en...

 
 
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Friday Night Fights: Deathly Hallows edition

Happy Friday! Have you seen the last installment of the Harry Potter saga? I've been a huge fan of the series since the third book came out, and I'm really stoked to see this movie. If it weren't for a ridiculously long day at work today, i...

 
 
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This weekend on Dtoid Live Shows: Wayforward on SMH

Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range of enter...

 
 
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This weekend on JTV: July 9-10th

Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range of entertai...

 
 


About Jesse Cortezone of us since 4:34 AM on 01.13.2007

Myself:

I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.

I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)

But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!


It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.


If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group!

DtoidSanFrancisco

Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:

Part 1: DLC
Part 2: Achievements
Part 3: Gaming Journalism
Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles
Part 5: Retro Renaissance
Part 6: Games That Suck
Part 7: Educational Games
Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music
Part 9: Gaming Merchandise
Part 10: Iconic Games
Part 11: DESTRUCTOID!
Part 12: GDC
Part 13: Videogame Movies
Part 14: Competitive Gaming
Part 15: Level Design
Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding
E3 Edition: Microsoft
E3 Edition: Nintendo
E3 Edition: Sony
Part 17: Triple A Titles
Part 18: Fighting Games
Part 19: Digital Distribution



Card courtesy of TheGHost


Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney

Thanks guys!


Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P

Xbox LIVE:Tactixpimp
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