For anyone who considers themselves a part of the Fighting Game Community, the typical "mainstream" gaming site coverage is usually disheartening. We're often depicted broadly as rampant misogynists, with older generations’ myths and stigmas about arcades following it into the streaming era. These generalizations could not be further away from the truth of what it is at the core of the scene.
With the continued release of each new gaming console, certain genres of games are beginning to emerge as hallmarks, unique to each system. Nintendo has long stood as the go to console for family games like Mario Party, Smash Bros. and to some extent the Zelda franchise. Playstation has cornered the market on realistic racers as well as iconic adventure platformers like the God of War franchise and the Uncharted series and the XBOX has always been closely tied to its online gaming community. With titles like Fifa and Halo, XBOX live has been able expertly integrate online play into many of its titles.
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This past weekend the UFC treated Xbox Edge to a free viewing of UFC 154 through Xbox Live. Being the resident hard-core MMA fan, I was put to the task of streaming the UFC card through my game console, which for me was a brand new experience. The end result is something that worked surprisingly well, especially if you’re like me and you don’t have cable.
Does Kontrol Freek's latest product, the FPS Freek CQC really make you a better player? We put it through a gauntlet of games to come up with our verdict.
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