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  • The 3 best fighting games ever made

    Fighting Games

    Fighting games are where the players go up against either another player or the computer in close combat fighting.  These characters usually have special skill sets and the game consists of several rounds in one or many different arenas.  The very first fighting game was released in 1976 and was called Heavyweight Champ but the game Karate Champ was the game that made this genre popular.

    3 Best fighting games ever made

    #1           Street Fighter

    Originally released in 1987, published and developed by Capcom as an arcade game before being released on the various gaming console and pc platforms.
    The latest release being Street Fighter V on the 16th February 2016 and as Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition on the 16th January 2018.

    #2           Mortal Kombat

    First developed as a video game franchise in 1992 by Midway Games.  The studio was acquired by Warner Bros after experiencing financial difficulties and turned into NetherRealm Studios Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment.
    The franchise which eventually became Mortal Kombat has spawned many a spin-off, cartoon, television series and fighting games.
    The very first release of the game was on the 8th October 1992 and the latest release of the game was on the 1st March 2016

    #3           Tekken

    With its twisted story and dark secrets of its characters, this game is one that all fighting gamer enthusiastic have played.
    Developed to be played on most gaming platforms from Andriod, Arcade, Nintendo 3Ds, through nearly all the PS versions, Wii U, Wonder Swan and both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One.
    It was originally released in 1994 with its newest release Tekken 7 on the 2nd June 2017


    The fighting game genre has been around since the late 1970’s and continues to evolve with ever-increasing character skills, fantasy fights and the popular MMA.  We look forward to seeing what the next generation fighting games will have to offer.


  • The top 3 Tekken Characters of all times


    Tekken was first released on the 9th December 1994 and has enjoyed multiplatform as well as arcade game success.  This popular series has seen many updates and new releases since then with the most recent being on the 2nd June 2017 with Tekken 7.  Created by Bandai Namco Entertainment (originally Namco) this series was one of the first fighting series to use 3D animation in its games.

    The top 3 Tekken Characters of all times

    #1           Lee Chaolan

    He has an appealing backstory, one of an orphan boy adopted by Heihachi, betrayed by the evil Kazuya he sets out on his own and builds a robotics empire.
    After years of waiting and conspiring he rises again determined to disrupt the Mishimas as much as he can.
    His cool style, quick quips and many moves he is a force to be reckoned with as he fights for the greater good.  His first appearance was in the game Tekken.

    #2           Azuka Kazama

    Jun’s niece and even though she is related to the Mishimas her character defies all her relations stand for.  As she fights to protect those around by trying to keep the peace, even if that means having to beat down any gang member declaring war near her.  She is what can only be classed as a natural hero.  Her first appearance was in the game Tekken 5.

    #3           Heihachi Mishima

    Probably the evilest character of them all with the evil deeds he has done.  He is not even the one possessed by a demon yet felt nothing of locking up and starving his father to death, then he threw his own son off a cliff.  But they do write him a soft side when it comes to his pet bear and long-lost wife.  A man that has travelled through time to beat up some villains to get what he wants he is a force to be reckoned with.


    Tekken 7 saw about 13 new interesting characters such as Akuma, Josie Rizal, Gigas, Shaheen, Master Raven, Geese Howard, Devil Kazumi, Lucky Chloe, Claudio Serafino, Kazumi Mishima, Noctis Lucis Caelum and Katarina Alves.  We look forward to seeing how these characters fare against some of the more popular oldies.

  • New fighting games scheduled for release in 2018

    Fighting games

    The fighting game genre seemed to be dying off until 2017 where we saw some major releases such as Injustice 2, Tekken 7 and Marvel vs Capcom.  2018 has some great new and updated releases for the fighting game enthusiast.  There are even one or two that are sure to intrigue those who usually stay clear of the genre in this 2018 line up.

    New fighting games scheduled for release in 2018

    • Dragon Ball Fighter

      The game was published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and developed by Arc Systems Works. It was released on 26th January 2018 on MS Windows, PS 4 and Xbox One platforms
      It is a single and multiplayer fighting game.
      It is part of and based on the Dragon Ball franchise from which its gameplay has been derived from several different fighting games concepts.
      Each player gets to select up to three characters for their team, all of the opponent’s team members must be defeated to win the game.
      The player may call on team members to assist them in their battle which consists of each player having various signature moves and combo attacks.

    • Soul Calibur VI

      Set to be released during 2018 this game is a game being published by Bandai Namco Entertainment and developed by Project Soul. Set to be released for the PS 4, Microsoft and Xbox One platforms.
      The game is set in the 16th century and features two weapons wielding fighters going up against each other in different arena settings. There are a few new features and a few that have been excluded from the previous version in this release.  It also has a whole list of new characters that will be featured.


    These new games are sure to appeal to any hardcore fighting gamer so look out for them at your favorite games store.

  • Elektra: From A Student to A Hired Assassin

    Elektra Natchios, an ordinary university student at the Columbia University, studied political science. When she was younger she learned martial arts. When she was in college, she met a student named Matthew Murdock. Murdock told her that even if he is blind, he could still use his other senses to feel. His senses are more than ordinary which definitely compensated for his blindness. When Elektra and her father were held as hostages inside the campus, Murdock helped them and was able to defeat the terrorists. However, when the law enforcers came, they shot and killed her father thinking that he was the terrorist. This made Elektra lost her hope and did not believe in law anymore. She was deeply scarred and decided to leave America and Murdock.

    Elektra Practiced Martial Arts Again

    She went to Japan to practice martial arts again. She went to Stick (who happened to be Murdock’s teacher too) to strengthen her martial arts skills. She became stronger and better because of her efforts and continuous practice but Stick ordered her to leave. This is because Elektra’s heart was still in pain and was filled with extreme hatred towards the world. She left Stick and infiltrated a group of ninjas that practice martial arts for assassination and spreading fear. The group is called the Hand. However, the Hand tricked Elektra into killing her own teacher, Stick. She spent a short time with the Hand but she left because she cannot handle the corruption in the group.

    Elektra as an Assassin

    After leaving Japan, she became an assassin for hire. When she was tasked to do a work in New York City, she encountered Daredevil, who turned out to be her former lover, Matthew Murdock. When Matthew discovered her deeds, he told her to stop. They fought against the Hand together. After this, Elektra was hired by Kingpin to kill the Daredevil’s best friend, Franklin “Foggy” Nelson. However, she cannot kill him because Foggy recognized her as the Daredevil’s girl. A certain character named Bullseye wanted to have Kingpin’s favor so he killed Elektra. She died but was resurrected by Stone (Stick’s follower) and some members of the Hand. This forced her to be a hired assassin again. She did not want Daredevil to know that she is alive again but she helped him secretly whenever he was in danger.

    The story of Elektra could have been a story of an ordinary political science student in a university if the police recognized her father’s identity. All of her negative feelings began when her father disappeared because of the tragic accident. She had no one to blame except the world. She was blinded by anger and turned her into an assassin. This leaves us another painful story of the characters in Marvel series.

    There are games that will be released in the future and you could read about them by clicking here. If you want to find out about the latest game involving Elektra as one of the characters, then please click this link. To know why beta versions of games exist, click here.

  • Tekken 7 is Still Taken

    The title of the game Tekken is derived from the Japanese word 鉄拳 (tek•ken) which means iron fist. The title gives off the feeling that the game will involve fighting without the use of any weapon. It is a game that is developed and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The first ever game from the Tekken series was released in the year 1994. The latest version of the game is Tekken 7 which was released three years ago. It is available on several platforms because of Unreal Engine 4 like Arcade, Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. There is also a mobile version available called Tekken™. The game is famous worldwide which is why it was able to sell three million copies last year. The game was developed to celebrate the second decade of the series in the gaming industry.

    What the Game Is All About

    The game still follows the same plot with the previous versions of the series. The same one-on-one mode is available and still has plenty of characters available for the player to use. The objective of the game is simple: to defeat every opponent and become stronger after every duel. There are several new characters that are introduced in this version. Below is the list of the new characters that are available in Tekken 7.

    Akuma:                                also known as the Great Devil

    Claudio Serafino:                practices exorcism

    Geese Howard:                   also known as Nightmare Geese

    Gigas:                                shown as an impulsive fighter

    Jack-7:                               a humanoid

    Josie Rizal:                        name derived from a Filipino hero, Jose Rizal

    Katarina Alves:                  daughter of Gigas

    Kazumi Mishima:               Jin is her grandson

    Lucky Chloe:                     incorporates dance in her fighting style

    Master Raven:                  her mission was to infiltrate the Iron Fist Tournament to face her target

    Noctis Lucis Caelum:        the protagonist in the Final Fantasy XV

    Shaheen:                         works for a private military firm that specializes in the provision of security services

    Game Critics’ Opinion about the Game

    Just like any other game, the opinions of the critics are divided into two. Some game critics claimed that the game is the best among the series and that they were not disappointed about it. On the other hand, there were those who claim that the game was not really much different from the previous versions. However, it is apparent in the latest game that the graphics were improved and the small details in the moves of the characters could be clearly seen throughout the game.

    If you want to know about the top three Tekken characters of all time, then you should click here. There are updates that could be seen in the official site of Tekken by clicking this link.

  • Marvel Strike Force: Unity of Heroes and Villains

    Captain America. Hulk. Iron Man. Spider-Man. Thor. Wolverine. Do these names ring a bell? They are only a few of the famous Marvel Superheroes. These heroes are ready to take action and follow commands with the latest game released on the twenty-eighth of March 28 this year. The newest and hottest mobile game based on Marvel heroes is called Marvel Strike Force. The game is developed by FoxNext Game Los Angeles and published by FoxNext.  This is available on the following platforms: Android and iOS. The game is often compared to the DC Legends which is quite similar to the game. It is a role-playing game which offers the single-player and multiplayer game modes.

    The Story of the Game

    The game is centered on the siege led by a Kree warrior named Ultimus. He ordered alien forces to create havoc on the planet. This is why the agents of the Special Tactical Reserve for International Key Emergencies were tasked to gather groups of heroes and villains to fight against Ultimus.

    The Marvel Characters Included in the Game

    These are the characters (including their real names) from Marvel that are ready to join you in the battle against the alien forces that harm the Earth.

    Black Widow:                                                Natalia ‘Natasha’ Alianovna Romanova

    Bullseye:                                                       Lester

    Captain America:                                          Steven ‘Steve’ Rogers

    Crossbones:                                                 Brock Rumlow

    Daredevil:                                                     Matthew Murdock

    Drax:                                                            Arthur Sampson Douglas

    Elektra:                                                        Elektra Natchios

    Gamora:                                                      Gamora

    Hawkeye:                                                     Clint Barton

    Hulk:                                                            Robert Bruce Banner

    Iron Fist:                                                      Danny Rand

    Iron Man:                                                     Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark

    Jessica Jones:                                             Jessica Campbell Jones

    Kingpin:                                                       Wilson Grant Fisk

    Korath:                                                        Korath-Thak

    Luke Cage:                                                 Carl Lucas

    Nebula:                                                       Not known

    Nick Fury:                                                   Nicholas Joseph Fury

    Night Nurse:                                                Linda Carter

    Nobu:                                                          Nobu Yoshioka

    Punisher:                                                     Frank Castle

    Quake:                                                        Daisy Johnson

    Rocket Raccoon:                                         Rocket Raccoon

    Ronan:                                                        Ronan

    Scientist Supreme:                                      Lyle Getz, George Clinton, Valdemar Tykkio, Fourth A.I.M. Leader, Monica Rappaccini, Hank Pym, and Andrew Forson

    Spider-Man:                                                Peter Benjamin Parker

    Thor:                                                          Thor Odinson

    Yondu:                                                       Yondu Udonta

    Wolverine:                                                  James Howlett

    Have you ever imagined heroes and villains working together to defeat a common enemy? Well, the game developers of Marvel Strike Force probably know what you are thinking and put it in this game. This is the perfect time for the villains to put their skills, intelligence, and powers to contribute something good to the planet Earth. If you want to know other games that will be released this year then you should read about them by clicking this link. If you want to know more about the Marvel Strike Force, then please click here.

  • Soul Calibur VI: Unraveling the Truth of the Beginning

    The Soul Calibur series will continue with the latest game currently developed by Project Soul and published by Bandai Namco Entertainment. The Soul Calibur VI. It is said to be available on the following platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. It was announced at the Games Awards 2017 that the game will be released this 2018. It was developed three years ago to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of the franchise. The developers used the Unreal Engine 4 for its engine. The trailer which was released last January 25 hinted the return of the characters named Xianghua, Nightmare, and Kilik. Since the game is still in the process of being released, there might be more characters that will be present in the game. The fans and several game critics are also excited for Kilik, an old character who was included in the game trailer. They are also thrilled for the new character Groh, which was also introduced in the trailer. If you are interested in getting a subscription for the updates about the game, you could reach its official site by clicking here.

    What the Game Is All About

    The game will still follow the plot from the previous soul series and will take place in the sixteenth century, going back to the events that occurred in the first Soul Calibur game to unravel undiscovered truths. The gameplay will still involve the usual and main one-on-one and multiplayer modes in a ring. You could battle against other players and against the computer. These are the characters that will be included in the latest game of the series, Soul Calibur VI. The game will also feature their latest mechanic, Reversal Edge which can be performed using a single button.

    Chai Xianghua: last appearance in Soul Calibur IV, with a modified outfit

    Heishiro Mitsurugi: present in every soul series, with a modified outfit

    Isabella ‘Ivy’ Valentine: with a modified outfit

    Kilik: with a modified outfit

    Nightmare: with a modified outfit

    Seigfried Schtauffen: with a modified outfit, often compared with Nightmare’s outfit

    Sophitia Alexandra: last appearance in Soul Calibur IV, with a modified outfit

    Zasalamel: last appearance in Soul Calibur IV, with a modified outfit

    Groh: part of Aval Organization; wields a double saber

    Geralt of Rivia: guest character and is the protagonist of the Witcher series


    Soul Calibur VI will definitely stir the fans on the announcement of its release date since the new characters and other updates already made a noise in the gaming world. The game fans and critics are currently waiting for updates about the game. Judging from the trailer, several details were improved and given more attention by its developers. Pre-ordering it from its official site will also give you notifications about the game.

    If you want to read news about this game, you could read another article about it from this site by clicking here.

  • The Main Reason Why Beta Versions Exist

    Have you ever thought why beta versions exist? If the game is already done, then why do game developers create beta versions? Why don’t game producers immediately launch their games once they are complete?

    Quality is an important aspect of any product available in the market. Quality goods and services receive attention from satisfied customers. If a product has the best quality, then buyers would definitely come back and purchase again. Since it is vital for companies to ensure that each of their products is in good condition, there are people who specifically work to make sure that the final product is of high quality. This is also present in the gaming industry. Quality Assessment (QA), also known as Quality Assurance is done for games to make sure that there will be no problems for the alpha version.

    The beta version of a game is released before its alpha version to test the game first. Expert gamers are hired for spotting bugs that were not noticed from the previous tests of the game. Beta testing also allows the companies to see if the game is appealing to the players or not. If they find the game to be appealing, then they release its alpha version. If it is not appealing, then they might cancel the game or redevelop it to make it better.

    The testers make sure that the game will meet the objective of the company for the game, respond correctly to all inputs, perform well, and most importantly, satisfy the players. Games almost have a long period of beta testing just to fix the bugs before releasing its alpha version. This is why it also takes a long time for games to be available to the market before its release. The producers of the game make sure that the product they release will be perfect as much as possible.

    Most of the time, only big companies could afford to make beta versions of their games. Most of the small companies test the games that they develop themselves. This is why you could probably find bugs in the released games from small companies. Bugs could still be available in the alpha version of games. This is why there are updates from time to time to remove them.

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