Tag Archives: fighting games

70 Years of Geese! – A tribute to Young Geese Howard

“Die like your father, you pin-headed son of an icecream maker.” – Geese Howard, now 70 years young as of Jan. 23, 2023. I’ve spent the past few years marking Geese Howard’s birthday on Twitter, usually highlighted by his Fatal Fury challenge quote that could only come from a 1990s U.S. SNK game translation. It’s […]

Continue Reading

The 2022 “Year-end ‘kuso’ combo festival”

As much as I’ve soured on social media over the past couple of years, I still love a good fighting game combo tag.  The first favorite I found a few years ago was #日めくり即死ぬ – summed up as a 100% damage combo tag. More literally translated, that tag was started by a Japanese player who […]

Continue Reading

The Street Fighter 6 beta from the eyes of a novice

I predominately keep my focus on older fighting games, because the arcade format still intrigues me to this very day. Still, when one of the most popular fighting franchises in the world gears up for a sequel, it’s difficult to ignore it. Doubly so for Capcom’s Street Fighter 6, as the company looks to move […]

Continue Reading

New Street Fighter 6 images

As part of the Video Game Awards, Capcom released a batch of new information and images based on Street Fighter 6. The game has been officially announced to release June 2, 2023, for PlayStation 4 and 5, the Xbox Series X/S and PC.

Continue Reading

I bought a Warzard VHS tape

Surfing through Japanese sales sites, one of the keywords I always search for is ウォーザード – Capcom’s Warzard, known in the United States as Red Earth. Despite my continual musings on social media and my video content on the series, it seems I’ve never actually written about the game for GemuBaka. Warzard is something that […]

Continue Reading

Randomly thinking about Holosseum

On my days off work I tend to poke through some of my old media to generate content ideas, and today’s walk back through time led me to SEGA’s Holosseum. SEGA released two holographic arcade games: Time Traveler in 1991, and then Holosseum in 1992. These cabinets are perhaps the most 1990s thing ever – […]

Continue Reading

The enduring aesthetic of SVC Chaos

Capcom Vs. SNK gets a lot of love, so it’s easy for Playmore’s title-flipping effort SNK Vs. Capcom – SVC Chaos to get lost in the fighting game shuffle. Chaos can’t compare in quality – I’m actually a huge fan of the first Capcom Vs. SNK game and would say it does a couple of […]

Continue Reading

Playing SEGA’s Burning Rival (arcade)

One of my favorite things about Twitch is in being able to see people from Asia stream an assortment of odd video games I may not ever know about otherwise. Xelloss09 frequently streamed 1CC attempts of a number of arcade games, and some of these were so obscure, I hadn’t heard of them and very […]

Continue Reading

Remembering Bill Kunkel: Capcom v. Data East

In my conversations with Bill Kunkel, he told me a couple of times that he stopped following new video game releases in the 2000s, stating he wasn’t sure any new game release would ever top Rare’s Goldeneye on the Nintendo 64. But if there was a video game genre as a whole Bill didn’t seem […]

Continue Reading

The King of Fighters XV: Hero Team

Details on the upcoming The King of Fighters XV have been a slow drip, but they are coming more frequently as SNK promises a 2021 game release. I invested in The King of Fighters XIV at launch and stuck with it longer than Street Fighter V, but not many of my friends and online acquaintances […]

Continue Reading