Defining Games Of Our Generation: Street Fighter 4

I’ve always loved fighting games, it’s the one genre that I have never grown tired of. I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s the bright colours, the interesting characters, maybe it’s the level of absolute perfection required and knowing that a match can be won or lost with one simple mistake. But of all the fighters I’ve played in my 20 years or so of gaming, none of them mattered to me more than Street Fighter 4.

Street Fighter 4 was released in 2009, only 3 years ago at the time of writing, so calling it a defining game of our generation may seem a little pre-emptive. However, the game did a lot for the fighting genre and played a large part in resurrecting it from the grave. Had it not been for SF4, we may not have some of the great fighters that we do today. Continue reading

An Introduction To eSports

Ever since I was young I wanted to make a living out of playing computer games. Not testing them, not reviewing them, just playing games over and over again until my eyes bled. Sound familiar? Well, now, thanks to eSports, I can!

eSports is essentially professional gaming. Where the best players in the world compete against each other in a series of leagues and tournaments for cash prizes and reputation. eSports has been around for quite some time, but only recently has it taken off in Europe and the US. The majority of console gamers seem unaware to this gaming phenomenon which is sweeping the nation, so allow me to provide you with the briefest of histories. Continue reading