Netplay is a core component to the future of fighting games

Netplay has been the subject of debate in the fighting game community since the internet became public. Arcades used to be the primary communication between players, but in 2020, the internet reigns supreme. As the days of a global pandemic trod on, adjustments to public events have only become more illuminating in how the success of fighting games hinges upon its netcode- a test that many games currently fail.
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EVO Japan was a mess, but still had plenty to offer

With the end of Sunday, EVO Japan will finally conclude the weekend festivities and the weekend was, frankly, an organizational mess. However, that did not stop plenty of competitors from delivering some dazzling play, and even featured some pretty great announcements to top it off. Continue reading