Join Jason and I at 8pm EST for the Overwatch Storm Rising Event!

The tide is high but Jason and I will continue rolling on! The Storm Rising event has just begun in Overwatch and we’ll be there to try out the new content! See you soon!

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Street Fighter Week | My Story as a Competitive Street Fighter Player

Street Fighter Week continues! Though this story was sort of told in real time over the years, here’s a consolidated story of my rise (and fall) in the world of competitive Street Fighter!


There was a time when I thought the world of competitive Street Fighter didn’t extend beyond the bounds of local arcades. For a long time, I fancied myself as being savvy in Street Fighter II, as I could perform any of the game’s special moves on command and I could beat my friends. I didn’t think there was anything more to learn.

Boy, was I wrong.

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Makin’ Money Moves for the Maximus Cup! Tetris 99 Live Stream

The Maximus Cup returns to Tetris 99 in a new format! Did we earn enough points to make that money?

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Street Fighter Week | Street Fighter Has a Ryu Problem

Street Fighter Week continues! Ryu might be the most popular character in the franchise, but he’s routinely outclassed as a competitor by similar characters. Is that a problem?


Street Fighter‘s largely-generic karate guy is the most popular and iconic character in the genre. People love his standard-issue toolset and his competitive spirit. However, for being the poster boy for the entire genre, Ryu hasn’t really been a threat in the competitive scene since Super Turbo. Ever since Akuma entered the lore, Capcom has been put in a weird predicament that I don’t think they’ll ever fully solve.

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Let’s Play Paper Mario – Part 9

As soon as the air horn blew my ears out, I should have known we were going to have a tough night at the office! From controller failure to getting stuck at multiple points, this was not my finest hour in Paper Mario. However, we did work our way out of the toy box and are now just steps away from the volcano!

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Street Fighter Week | How Street Fighter II Changed the Game Forever

Street Fighter Week begins on In Third Person! We begin with the game that changed everything: Street Fighter II!


The original Street Fighter sucked. Street Fighter II is one of the greatest video games of all-time. The turnaround between the two products is down-right fierce (see what I did there?). What changed between the two titles to make the latter a meteoric success? Let’s run down a list of factors that contributed to the rise of Street Fighter II!

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It’s Street Fighter Week on In Third Person!

Round 1, fight!

Throughout this week, we’re going to be celebrating the true king of fighters: Street Fighter! It’s is one of my all-time favourite gaming franchises and I’ll never get tired talking about it. You’ll see posts relating to multiple facets of the Street Fighter experience, from the games themselves, to its colourful cast of characters, to personal stories, its eSports side, and more!

Hope you’ll join me in this ongoing discussion about Capcom’s fighting juggernaut. The party starts tomorrow, so get your controller of choice ready and let’s throw down!



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Why Kitana is My Favourite Mortal Kombat Character

Recently, the ninja princess armed with bladed fans was revealed to be the latest character included as part of Mortal Kombat 11‘s base roster. Though she’s a fan favourite, her late reveal relative to the game’s release date gave me concerns that she wasn’t going to make it this time. Thankfully, she and I will have the chance to slice and dice again!

Though she didn’t solidify herself as my favourite Mortal Kombat character until Mortal Kombat 9, she’s always been near the top of my list. Here’s why!

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Boss Rush Episode 14

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EVERYONE IS HERE! After an extended hiatus due to scheduling conflicts, Kris, Rachel, Mat, Jason, Jon, and I return for episode 14 of Boss Rush! Lots of games to talk about, including:

  • Yoshi’s Crafted World
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy
  • Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon: Every Buddy
  • Power Rangers: Battle for the Grid
  • Game Dev Tycoon
  • Tetris 99
  • Unavowed
  • Nine Parchments
  • Stardew Valley

Jason just won his first Boss Rush title during episode 13, but does he know enough about the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards to retain the belt? You’ll have to tune in to find out!

Highlights

Taco Bell Wedding

Selling Jon on Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney

Jason Taking Shots at Everyone

Fave Paper Mario Sidekick?

Jon Gets Slimed!


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The Games I Stream and How They Impact My Twitch Channel’s Performance

A few months back, I streamed Tetris Effect for a few nights. At launch, the game seemingly had a lot of buzz. Critics raved about it. The game has incredible music and gorgeous visuals. And not to toot my own horn too much, but I’m pretty good at Tetris too, completing expert mode without losing once. All of those things made me think that this was going to be a great game for me to stream in terms of pulling in an audience.

Nope.

While I had a blast playing the game, it bombed hard in terms of viewership. When I look back at the timing, it’s unfortunately part of the reason why I didn’t hit Twitch Affiliate late last year when I was right on the brink. Some of that blame could be my own performance and lack of promotion, but I think it’s much bigger than that. At the time, there were about five streamers broadcasting for an audience of under 20 viewers. As I type this, there is one streamer playing the game and zero people watching.

Tetris Effect might be an amazing game, but it’s a terrible streaming game if your goal as a streamer is to draw in an audience. Streaming adds an extra variable to the game selection process that can feel scummy, but it’s something you have to reconcile every time you play with the camera on.

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