The Mess That Was Street Fighter 1

The conversation around Street Fighter never starts with the original. Most of the time, we begin by waxing nostalgic around Street Fighter II. In current times, we jump straight to Street Fighter V or even go as far back as Street Fighter IV when talking about the “good old days” of this modern Street Fighter era.

But rarely do we talk about the original Street Fighter. Released in 1987, it was one of the first fighting games on the market, one of the first to use unique special move commands, while introducing the world to Ryu, Ken, Sagat, Adon, Birdie, Gen, the guy who looks like Balrog but isn’t, and a handful of other fighters never to be mentioned again. Does it deserve to be lost in the shuffle?

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Fight of Gods Review

On the third day he rose again…to fight? Jesus stars in Fight of Gods, where he and other religious figures partake in immortal combat for reasons that are never fully explained. The core concept behind the game was intriguing enough for me to give it a try. Does Fight of Gods provide an otherworldly fighting game experience?

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Jackbox Party Pack 5 Review

Jackbox Games caught lightning in a bottle with the Party Pack concept. Bundling a set of party games that are played with smartphones has livened up countless get-togethers the world over, including a few parties I’ve attended or hosted. The latest edition of the series marks the return of its flagship game You Don’t Know Jack, as well as four new titles to enjoy. Is this a worthy addition to the series or your next party?

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No Online Play for Asmodee Games on Nintendo Switch is a Deal-Breaker

Lost in the midst of the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate hype, Asmodee released the first of their digital board games to the Nintendo eShop. While I have not played Carcassonne on the Nintendo Switch, the physical board game is one of my faves, and the iOS port is stellar. I’m confident that the core gameplay is intact.

However, there’s one feature that is missing from this game that makes its purchase unjustifiable for me: online play. It also looks like the rest of the games in this series so far are also lacking online play. Without it, I’m probably not going to buy any of them, even if these are great renditions of great board games. Especially at the price they’re currently being sold for.

This is especially head-scratching, as you could play Carcassonne online on the Xbox 360 a decade ago. Its exclusion here is simply baffling. Until we get online play in here, I don’t see any reason to buy these versions over the physical board games or the much-cheaper-and-probably-just-as-good mobile ports.



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Boss Rush: Episode 11

Final episode of the year! The crew is gearing up for the holidays while also trading stories about audience fails at sporting events. In terms of games, we cover Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu, Fallout 76, Red Dead Redemption 2, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, and Celeste! Also, a surprise guest joins the crew for our latest game show! Who will take the belt into 2019 with them?

Thank you to everyone whose tuned in for supporting Boss Rush! We’re excited to pick things back up in the new year with our Game of the Year spectacular!



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First 90 Minutes of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Everyone is here. Including me! Join me for my first time playing the retail version of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! I unlock King K. Rool, Marth, and Ryu, before playing a few matches against my brother Randy!



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Attempting to Overcome My Smash Bros. Mental Blocks in Time for Ultimate

Super Smash Bros. should be right up my alley. I love fighting games. I love Nintendo. I even loved playing Smash Bros. during the Nintendo 64 and Gamecube days. So why do I have such a hang-up with enjoying the franchise now?

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Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu: Bailed Out By Zippy Zap in Saffron City!

I stumble into Saffron City and repeatedly enter fights with Team Rocket without healing my Pokemon. Whoops! More Pokemon Let’s Go Pikachu/Let’s Go Eevee action!


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Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero

Finally getting around to a game I’ve been eyeing for quite some time. Let’s play Shantae: 1/2 Genie Hero! Apologies for the abrupt end, but I was really enjoying this one so far!

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