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Just finished watching a Knack 1+2 combo deathstream. Hey, if you feel like you're at a point in your life where you could use another classic-style God of War, pick up Knack 2. No memes, it's actually a good action-platformer. Shocker, right?


 
 

The mobile game, World of Demons, that Platinum Games was working on just shadow-dropped! I'm so confused, but glad it's alive!

 
 

I don't have enough room to describe the massive amount of Rivals of Aether news that just dropped, but here's the craziest stuff: rollback netcode, 4 Steam Workshop characters added to the base roster (PC + Switch), and gameplay for the 2.5D sequel.

 
 

Tales of Graces F was a pretty decent Tales lite for the first four hours. Then I hit a timeskip, and


 
 
 

There's a "Return to Dark Souls 2" fan event going on right now. I might finally pick up Best Souls 2 to get in on this.


 
 

Infinite Versus: 3D MUGEN is free on Steam in the form of a public beta. It's testing out features, particularly its new "Blitz Netcode" and mod support. You might want to get in fast, as the creator may delist it soon and end the project.


 
 

People and news sites are comparing Pokemon Legends to BotW, but that in-game battle screen just has me thinking of this.


 
 

I can't believe Square Enix *actually* announced a second Final Fantasy 7 Remake. Real life beat memes to the punch.


 
 

Four years after the fact, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild players are still discovering new things. Note that this was done in Master Mode.

 
 

Just spent half an hour screaming into the void because some content creators said the new Demon Slayer game looks identical to the Naruto Storm games, ie. bad. I need to calm down and care less. How's your day going?


 
 

I'm back on my bullshit, CC2 is making another arena fighter. Looks like their best yet. Ultra smooth, MC guy just WALKS out of a special move at one point. Also has KoF XIII's MAX Mode?! This is already sick. Like .hack//Versus, but with assists.

 
 

Crisis (for other people, not me) averted, leaked character Eleven is NOT the final Street Fighter V fighter! In fact, he's a bonus! That's neat. I still don't play SFV, so I might, might not buy in after one more bundle. V-Shift looks sick.


 
 

Street Fighter V reaching the end of its life and having a character leaked one last time from an external source (by Twitch, no less!) feels poetic. But it's also my personal dream pick (not yours, I must stress), so who can say if it's good or bad.

 
 

Mezquita Hearts, a fanmade competitive successor to Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories just got its 1.0 release! Fight with a bunch of real, old doctors in real-time card battles. It's goofy, but the gameplay is for real. You can find it on Gamejolt.

 
 

The guy who made Cursed Halo decided to make Blood Gulch in Dark Souls. Then he made it multiplayer. Then he rebalanced the entire game. Then he remade Halo 1 multiplayer in that new game. Bruh.

 
 
 

I have had multiple dreams over the last few years involving Resident Evil 7's Baker family. I have never played Resident Evil 7. I think the lavish portrayal of a warped family setting got to me like few horror games can.

 
 

My dad passed away in his sleep this morning. The leadup has been a trial this past week; it's both sad and relieving to see him go. Our relationship was odd, but he got me into games and movies, was a good talker, and beat his lifelong alcoholism. RIP.

 
 

Hoo! First Platinum Trophy achieved. Not a hard one, but 13 Sentinels had to earn my respect to make me consider it. Feels great.


 
 

Beat 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim. My 2020 game of the year. Drawn and written by the bravest, craziest sci-fi geeks in the industry, and somehow lands every idea. Might be my first platinum trophy if I have the time.


 
 

Little late in my time, but Happy New Year, Destructoid. Here's to a better 2021.


 
 

On a day where I do well with getting everything I want done for the first time in a while, 2020 took the last hour to remind me that it's not over yet. Now, everyone in my house is awake past midnight and mad. Have a happier new year, everyone.


 
 

I finally managed to resolve a weird, frustrating issue that's been hanging over my head for the past six months. And because of that, there's a first-come, first-serve Steam key for Copy Kitty in the comments!


 
 

Last night's Twitch Rivals tournament was incredible. Marvel Lives.


 
 

My immediate family tested negative, and my grandpa only had a mild case. He's still dealing with other health issues and some frustratingly incompetent doctors, but that's some stress off my back. Thanks for the kind words, everyone!


 
 

Stuff suddenly got real scary in my house. My sickly grandpa just tested positive and returned to the hospital. We're all getting tested soon. Things really suck right now, so I'd appreciate any vibes and prayers you can send.


 
 

Most days, being Uncle Arena Fighter is pain. But once every couple years, a game claws it's way out of the void and blows my dang ass off. This year, that game is Varvarion. And I'm tellin' you right now, Varvarion's gonna' be something special.

 
 

Hey everybody. Hope you had a fun Halloween. A new 3D platformer with full flight called Sulphur Nimbus: Hel's Elixir came out recently. Got Kickstarted years ago. It's currently 100% off in Itch's Halloween sale, so give it a look if you're interested.

 
 
 

About Uncle Arena Fighterone of us since 11:00 AM on 12.28.2018

Howdy. RMC here.

Big fan of action games, especially stylish action and arena fighters. Regular fighting games are an old flame of mine, though I was never any good at them. Platformers are a casual interest.

As for a bit about myself, I am a freelance writer and aspiring game designer. I'm also Canadian, and thus subject to raised Canadian game prices! Woo!

Ask me anything about fighting games. I know a little about a lot of things.

 
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