Top 10: Accessible Fighting Games

“Accessibility” and “fighting games” are two phrases that you don’t hear together very often. The genre has always been described as intimidating for newcomers and while there have been efforts to bridge the gap between veterans and beginners, you usually need to dedicate dozens if not hundreds of hours to…

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10 Lost References in Video Games

Just Cause 2 Lost Island from Plane

Despite having one of the most polarizing endings in the history of television, it’s impossible to deny the influence that American drama series Lost has had on popular culture. Lost started as a cult television show that quickly gained a mainstream audience and even though a significant part of that…

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Top 10: Podcast Games

One of my favorite past times is listening to podcasts. I usually listen to them on my daily commute, while I clean my room, before going to bed and when I wake up. But one of the problems with listening to podcasts is that you most people (myself included) find…

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Top 10: Zombie Video Games

Whether we like it or not zombies are part of popular culture and are here to stay. After appearing in horror movies, television series, comic books and literature, it was only natural that video games started having zombies in them. And it’s easy to see why zombies started a trend…

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Top 10: PSP Game Box Art

Persona 3 Portable Wallpaper

I’ve always been an advocate of the digital future, but one of the worst things about the format is that box art becomes secondary. Who doesn’t remember going to a local retailer and purchasing a game just because the cover looked fantastic? Well, I recently bought a PlayStation Portable game…

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Top 10: Modern Beat ’em Ups

The Warriors Game

Prepare your thumbs because your controller will suffer: here are some of the best beat ’em up games of recent years. Note that these are more traditional side-scrolling beat ’em ups, so games like Zeno Clash, Bayonetta, Devil May Cry or Transformers: Devastation (which, believe or not, some people consider…

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Top 10: Best Single-Player Fighting Games

Mortal Kombat 9 Scorpion Sub-Zero Poster

Despite being around for decades, fighting games have always been criticized for not having a compelling single-player component. Over the years, every single aspect of fighting games has been improved: the netcode became faster, character rosters became bigger and mechanics became more convoluted. But the single-player modes were relegated and…

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Top 10: Video Game Compilations

Mega Man Anniversary Collection Header

I must admit I’m one of those people who simply has to play entire video game franchises and what better way to collect them that by getting them as part of a collection, compilation or anthology? Out there, you’ll probably find hundreds of video game compilations and curating all that…

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