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EVO 2016 Revived My Fighting Spirit

Another EVO is in the books, ladies and gentlemen! Oh man, we have witnessed a lot of memorable moments in the tournament. We've seen insane comebacks, perfects, and even bracket resets. Man, we've done it FGC. We really did it. I do...

 
 
 

Top 8 Predictions for EVO 2016

EVO season is coming, ladies and gentlemen! Can you feel the hype and the excitement? I can, and it is amazing! Since EVO 2016 is coming this weekend, I figured I would do something to celebrate this occasion. If you remember last yea...

 
 
 
 

Recap of the 2015 Dead or Alive Festival

The Dead or Alive Festival 2016 is almost approaching soon, and we are looking forward to see the next qualifying player that will be going to NEC17 in December. Best part about it is that this year is the 20th Anniversary of the DOA ...

 
 
 

Fighting Game Moments @ E3

E3 has came and went, ladies and gentlemen. And there were quite a lot of information regarding the fighting games that are already out, or about to be released in the future. Let’s look back at what was mentioned during E3. Kil...

 
 
 

Unsung Fighters: Battle Arena Toshinden Series

There were two games that made their mark in the fighting game genre in 1993. SNK released the first 2D weapons-based fighter, Samurai Shodown (Samurai Spirits in Japan) in July of 1993, while SEGA released the first 3D fighting game,...

 
 
 
 

The Joy of Dead or Alive Tournaments

[Last year, I made a blog about the joys of watching/participating a Virtua Fighter tournament. This year, I figured that it would be a good time to talk about another community in the FGC. This community is part of another 3D fighter...

 
 
 

Understanding How Street Fighter is Played

Before I begin, this blog is dedicated to the 25th Anniversary of Street Fighter II: The World Warrior, which is today. Since then, it has spawned several updates (Champion Edition, Turbo Hyper Fighting, Super, Super Turbo, Hyper)...

 
 
 

Thoughts on the EVO 2016 Lineup

Every year when Mr. Wizard announces the lineup for EVO, I usually give out my opinion on what I think about the current lineup on the EventHubs forums. Thanks to the power of blogging on Destructoid, I'm gonna talk about what I think about...

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

An Ode to the Domination 101 Series

Seth Killian.You’ve heard about him (or his name) several times before. Everyone knows that he commentates for EVO, formerly worked for Capcom as a community manager and Sony’s Santa Monica Studios, and most recently he worked on Risin...

 
 
 
 

Summer Jam 9: The Experience

Summer Jam 9 came and went this past weekend. Players from all over the United States and Canada came to Essington, PA for this hype event. Since this was my 4th time going to a fighting game tournament, I learned that it gets crazier ever...

 
 
 
 

The Joy of Virtua Fighter Tournaments

  Oh man, I am having a hard time getting a blog out nowadays. I’m in the middle of trying to release a blog about how to be tournament ready, but I’m kinda distracted if you catch my drift. However, I do know what to talk ...

 
 
 
 

Dead or Alive Festival This Weekend!

On August 1, 2015, Team Ninja will host the first ever Dead or Alive Festival at the Osaki Bright Core Hall in Tokyo, Japan. Fans and top players from around the world are celebrating the legacy of Dead or Alive series.  In attendance...

 
 
 
 

The History of EVO (EXTRAS)

EVO 2015 has came and went. We have seen so many hype moments, WTF moments, and many more. We witness Woshige celebrating too early against Ogawazato in Guilty Gear Xrd Top 8. The killer comeback by Sleep against My God in Killer Instinct...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 5): EVO 2013-EVO 2015

[Disclaimer: Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4 so that you can get caught up to speed.] EVO 2013 EVO 2013 was announced on December 3, 2012, and was held at Paris Las Vegas on July 12-14, 2013. The stream was provided by TeamSp00ky a...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 4): EVO 2010-EVO 2012

[Disclaimer: Read the first three parts by clicking on Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you haven't already.] EVO 2010 On July 9-11, 2010, EVO 2010 took place. Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix returned as part of the main lineup, w...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 3): EVO 2006-EVO 2009

[Disclaimer: If you haven't read the first part or the second part, please go back and do so. And then after that, come back here when you are finished.] EVO 2006 EVO 2006 took place at the Red Rock Resort Spa and Casino on August 18-20, 2...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 2): EVO 2003-EVO 2005

[Disclaimer: If you haven't read the first part of The History of EVO, go back and read it before you continue. When you are finished, be sure to come back here.] EVO 2003 EVO 2003 took place on August 8-10, 2003 at Pomona, California. Mar...

 
 
 

The History of EVO (Part 1): B3-EVO 2002

Ah, yes… EVO 2015 is near ladies and gentlemen. Can you feel it? Can you sense it? Evolution Championship Series is basically the Super Bowl… the Wrestlemania… the Olympics… the World Series of fighting game tou...

 
 

About Virtua Kazamaone of us since 12:55 PM on 07.05.2014

DOA Player and Fighting Game Researcher. I play games: mostly fighters, platformers, beat em' ups, Japanese, Retro, and Modern. I do videos. That's all.
 
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