News and Thoughts

23
Jul

The US State Department made news recently by granting P-1 athlete visas to a brand new set of qualified foreign players, allowing them to compete and work in the United States for up to five years. The visa process is rarely newsworthy, but this time things were a little different. This time the athletes weren't sports stars. They were League ...

18
Jul

A couple days ago I did a Skype interview with Anne from Tech Feed about the recent news that Riot had secured P-1 athlete visas for League of Legends players from the US State Department. This is huge news, since it marks the first time that the US government explicitly endorsed competitive video gaming. In this interview, Anne asks me to ...

25
Feb

Analysis of Capcom’s Takedown of Evil and Oni

Note: this article was first published on Shoryuken.com in April 2011. Unfortunately, it was wiped out when Shoryuken underwent a complete overhaul. I'm reposting it here without edits! As I'm sure you've all heard by now, somehow the code to unlock Evil Ryu and Oni in Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition was leaked. Almost immediately after arcades began unlocking ...

20
Jan

Note: this article was first published on Shoryuken.com in April 2011. Unfortunately, Shoryuken has since undergone a complete overhaul that wiped this article out. I'm reposting it here without edits! Recently we all heard a rumor about Warner Bros' Mortal Kombat 9, one of the most eagerly anticipated MK titles in memory. According to Shacknews.com, MK9 will utilize a so-called ...

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