The case against powerful new DLC characters in fighting games

Here's another good podcast from the guys at Eventhubs: https://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/9705254?url=https%3A%2F%2Feventhubs.podbean.com%2Fmf%2Fweb%2F5kzerq%2FEpisode_6.mp3   They make a good case for the positives that can come when new DLC characters are immediately and obviously quite strong in a fighting game, looking at the current example of Cody in Street Fighter V. VesperArcade also put some thoughts along these lines … Continue reading The case against powerful new DLC characters in fighting games

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Competitive Gaming 123

Call of Duty: Soccer Ops

We've written so much here on Agoners about competitive gaming, as per our definitions, that I thought it might be useful to re-state a few things in a single article. A bit of a re-statement of our beliefs; a competitive gaming manifesto if you like. Gaming design for competitive gaming should always mean these three … Continue reading Competitive Gaming 123

Fourts and Chaos Part 2: Street Fighter IV and Variety, Viability and Balance

(Continued from Part 1) Part 2: Variety, Viability and Balance Street Fighter IV is often said to have really good balance between characters. It's current tier listing shows it isn't too bad at least as fighting games go - 53 points between top and bottom, 25 characters (2.12 per character). Although HDR's current tier listing shows the … Continue reading Fourts and Chaos Part 2: Street Fighter IV and Variety, Viability and Balance

Noobishness: Street Fighter II HDR (Hating Dumb Ryu)

The cramp in my thumb is finally subsiding and my voice returning (after shouting abuse at all the scrubby Ryus) so I can now write a little about my first forays into the competitive world of Street Fighter II HD Remix Well let me give you a quick Navan Daughn history lesson of Street Fighters. … Continue reading Noobishness: Street Fighter II HDR (Hating Dumb Ryu)

Ultimate Achievement Unlocked: MACROSS Gamerscore

I WIN!!!11! olol Far more fun than racking up a huge pointless gamerscore... 😀 This historic moment deserves to be captured for posterity: It doesn't get much better than this in Gamerscore land. MA KU RO SU Special thanks go to an unlikely set of games that made this possible: Sonic the Hedgehog (original XBLA), … Continue reading Ultimate Achievement Unlocked: MACROSS Gamerscore