Why are fighting games still gross as hell?
I want you to take a look at the picture up there. Really look at it. I want you to stare at the outfit, at the character wearing it, and I want you to realize that in the world of fighting games, this is progress. Big, forward-moving progress.
Because they can
Sometimes a Patron-sponsored piece is something that I already want to write or something that suggests itself so naturally that it barely takes any time at all. Other times it takes me a while to really mull over the topic and figure out how best to address it. This one falls under the second header. Fighting games, as a main, are not my jam. But I was around during the period of time when they were everyone's jam, and I do still have some affection for them. The thing is, in the intervening years, I have grown up. These games have not. Why? Hopefully, this offers answers. Enjoy!