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I figured it would be useful to write a little bit about where most new fighting game players often stumble with fighting game inputs.

The reason I’m…


Athena cHP for life.

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Capcom vs. SNK 2 came out twenty years ago. It’s easy to remember because the announcer says “Millionaire Fighting 2001” in the intro (well, it’s “Millennium Fighting”…


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“Is taking breaks useful? How do I take a break in fighting games? There are times where I’m unmotivated to play, but at the same time I…


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Boys’ manga battle stories often use combinations of common narrative patterns to get to the action: you have a young, spunky protagonist who stumbles into a world…


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If I had a dollar for every time I heard someone tell a new player “Don’t play against the CPU, it’ll teach you bad habits!” …


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Hello Patrick,

As a beginner, it sounds really appealing to try as many different games to find what I like (Xrd, +R, SFV, Tekken, SkullGirls, KI,…), but I know that it…


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Hello Patrick,

After seeing all your posts about the importance of social interaction in fighting games, I have decided to participate in one of my local tournaments.

That would be my…

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