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The Best Undiscovered Shmups

See our other great Shmup Guides & the rest of our Hidden Gems Series Not that most of you really need to hear me say this, but the classic scrolling shoot-em-up (or “shmup”) has become something of a rarity in and of itself these days. With so few commercial releases on the horizon, the tiniest […]

Games That Defined the Shmups Genre

Presented by BulletMagnet See more of our Shmups Guides (including our Beginner’s Guide to Shmups) and other entries in our Defining Games Series Even in an era dominated by high-end 3-D graphics, sprawling environments, and hundred-hour quests, if you mention the phrase “video game” to a person one of the first images likely to enter his […]

Fighting Games 101: All You Need to Know to Battle

Presented by Ack Since the early days of Computer Space, Pong, and the Magnavox Odyssey, gaming has had a competitive edge.  Of all of gaming’s genres, perhaps the most competitive is the Fighting Game, a genre entirely designed around two opponents beating the tar out of each other to prove who is the top dog.  […]

Fighting Games & Franchises That Defined the Genre

Presented by Ack Note: Hope you enjoy our first genre-specific installment of our Defining Games series During the 1990s, the fighting genre dominated the arcade scene, helping the industry come back for a few years from a slump partially created by home console releases.  Fighting games slowly continued to evolve, trying new gameplay and graphical […]

The Best Undiscovered 2D Fighting Games

Presented by Ack Note: Hope you enjoy our first genre-specific installment of our Hidden Gems series. Also be sure to check out our guide to the Defining Games of the Fighting Genre. In 1991, a storm swept over the international arcade scene.  Street Fighter II swept the world, invigorating the arcade scene, determine the future […]

Together Retro Game Club: Dig Dug

Presented by: Fastbilly1 & Racketboy New To Together Retro? Check out the introduction to the club Dig Dug was one of the iconic early 80s arcade games.  Much like Pacman, Galaga, Joust, and Frogger, it is one of those games that everyone knows but surprisingly few modern gamers have had the joy of playing.  Well […]

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