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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.

 
 
 

What is Star Renegades and why does it look like a better Project X Zone?

 
 

The breakdown of my Gundam marathon month is up! I was hoping to have it ready for my birthday, but I got bogged down near the end, so happy birthday to Fuzunga instead! For those who don't have the time for the whole thing, here's the final ranking:


 
 

Link just jumped out of my phone, stole my birthday cake, and ran away.


 
 

Please remember that a round of games, including Devil May Cry 5 and several cool indies, left Xbox Game Pass in mid-August. This is the service Microsoft is banking on for next gen, and you can get it on PC and current gen. This will be on the test.


 
 

Happy birthday to H and Blues! I brought a present, but it's not just for you! I'm not one for MOBAs, but if you told me gender-swapped Nero from Devil May Cry was in League of Legends with a matching style meter... I wouldn't believe you. AND YET!

 
 

Mike, I understand why your avatar has been the Turn A Gundam for so long. It's top tier in every sense. SHINING FI- f-Finger? What? Why do you kno- does the Turn X have PIRATED COPIES OF GUNDAM FIGHT on its hard drive?!


 
 

Gundam Thunderbolt is fantastic. The first season is definitely among the must-watch Gundam shows. Only an hour long, too. I'd post the Spongebob "acquire a taste for freeform jazz" clip, but something's coming... something familiar...


 
 

I know I just said I'd limit these posts, but Gundam Unicorn is good, it's good, it's so good, it's the best Gundam thing I've seen. Don't start with it, but it's a worthy goal.


 
 

Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack has been slain, and I am now free from adhering to the original arc. It was a good movie, with an overly vague ending and the dumbest kids yet. Don't want to make a habit of posting about the rest. Also, hey FFVII.


 
 

Finished ZZ Gundam. After it got better 10 episodes in and got better AGAIN after 20 episodes, it might have become my favourite Gundam show. The Gundam Team has a nice spice to them. Also, mad props to Judau for peace-ing out and living past 80.


 
 

That's a wrap on Zeta Gundam. A solid show propelled by the strength of its mechs and some of its cast - and the hundred little hilarious moments like the one below. Props for an ending so unique I was speechless. BOY, the last stretch went nuts.


 
 

Finished watching Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin and the OG compilation movies. Movies had some ROUGH editing, but the writing still shone through. Glad The Origin had villain introductions to make up for the films' lack thereof. Also, GEEZ, CHAR.


 
 

Rumours I've heard today: there might be a State of Play or PS5 event on the 6th, and Halo Infinite may have a Battle Royale mode. One yay, one uuuuhhhh, didn't they say they wouldn't? Source for the latter in comments.

 
 

Gundam Extreme Vs. is good so far. Barely played, just trying to get a handle right now. Now, I'd like to work my way through the cast, but somebody caught my eye. Why did no one tell me there's an MC Gundam that's JUST Guts?!


 
 

You may have heard that Pokken Tournament DX is having a week-long free trial, but Nintendo has blown past all expectations and also made the game 30% off! This is unprecedented, but it makes some sense when you realize Pokken is STILL getting majors!


 
 

My thought process: Oh hey, a new Kamen Rider fighting game. Looks like 3v3. Guess I'll import it. ..."Form change combos"? Only three characters? What is... IS THIS A CHARACTER ACTION GAME?! WHY DOES IT LOOK LIKE BOOTLEG PLATINUM?! WOOOOOAAAAAHHHH-

 
 

Screw everything in this interview. Classic Paper Mario is dead, and not only does Nintendo not want to make it, they're shackling creativity. https://www.videogameschronicle.com/features/interviews/paper-mario-origami-king/amp/?%20=true

 
 
 

Devolver Digital wasn't the only press conference today. Join ex-speedrunner Simpleflips as he takes you through the wide world of fangames and mods. And perhaps, maybe, something My Uncle Who Works At Nintendo said will come to pass...

 
 

Big Brain: Drakengard 1's joke ending leads into the NieR universe. Cosmic, Shimmering Galaxy Brain: E.V.O: The Theory of Evolution has more bad endings than NieR: Automata, and several lead into classic Dragon Quest.

 
 

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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