Making Custom Sonic Characters is Silly but I’m Sold on Sonic Forces

Making Custom Sonic Characters is Silly but I’m Sold on Sonic Forces

Well, you can’t say Sega doesn’t know their audience.

This year’s “well, I guess maybe it could be okay, maybe” Sonic game, Sonic Forces, looked incredibly bland from its reveal trailer, especially next to the deliciously retro Sonic Mania. As someone who’s been burned by the Sonic Cycle more than once, I knew I’d be safe in passing on another “modern” outing by the blue blur.

Then they crammed DeviantArt into the game and suddenly I’m on board. I don’t know why either and it makes me so mad.

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A Tribute to the Oddball Bosses of Gunstar Heroes

A Tribute to the Oddball Bosses of Gunstar Heroes

Gunstar Heroes, developed by Treasure and released in 1993 for the Sega Genesis is an amazing video game. One of the best ever, to be more specific. In fact, there was a study by world-renowned awesomologist Alejandir P. Feelgüd that found Gunstar Heroes contained more radness per second than had ever been recorded at that time. It has it all: explosions, an endless army of robots to fuel said explosions, customizable weapons, anime art style, solid co-op play and rockin’ 16-bit tunes. It also had awesome bosses with hilarious names. This is their tribute.

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Is Breath of the Wild as Good in 2017 as Ocarina of Time Was in 1998?

Is Breath of the Wild as Good in 2017 as Ocarina of Time Was in 1998?

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild was released only a couple of months ago and is still rocking faces, ensuring itself a place in just about every Game of the Year conversation months and months from now.

It’s pretty much universally adored, and for good reason: it’s masterfully well-made, taking so many familiar Zelda characters and staples and transplanting them into a huge, breathing open world that features Nintendo’s typical polish. It eliminates much of the jank other games in the genre suffer from and trims enough of the fat that it still feels like a tight, focused experience the whole way through.

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Melee is the Best Smash Bros. Game, but Not For the Reasons You Think

Melee is the Best Smash Bros. Game, but Not For the Reasons You Think

Most people are pretty sick of Smash Bros. Melee these days and it’s hard to fault them for it. The game still demands attention at modern fighting game tournaments despite only a small handful of characters ever being used, heavy CRT televisions needing to be carted in and professional players requiring controllers that are malfunctioning. To make it worse, its most ardent of defenders spend vast amounts of energy decrying the latest release on Wii U, undermining all the effort players have put into supporting the tournament scene.

I understand unreasonably liking a game, but those people kinda drive me bonkers. As much as it pains me to say, though, I do have to agree that Melee is the best Smash Bros. game, just not for the reasons those wackos do.

(I don’t know what wavedashing is)

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It’s Very Important to Me That You Know This is the Wrong Way to Hold A Controller

It’s Very Important to Me That You Know This is the Wrong Way to Hold A Controller

Look at how I’m holding the controller in that picture. Look at it. Isn’t it awful? It’s like looking at someone wiping their mouth with the Mona Lisa. Is that hyperbole? I don’t care. It’s gross and even just holding the controller like that to take a picture for this article made me feel like an awful person.

I was reading an article on Kotaku about the DualShock 3  and in the comments people were talking about holding controllers with their index fingers AND middle fingers on the shoulder buttons, using only their ring fingers and pinkies to actually hold the dang thing. Yuck.

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Welcome to SpaceKappa!

Welcome to SpaceKappa!

Look at Mario up there. I put that picture there when this was a test post but I decided to leave it. What better way to usher in my new site than with a picture of my favorite game?

Hi everyone! My name is Joe Walker and this is SpaceKappa, a new site where I’ll be writing about video games mostly, but also various pop culture stuff and also some general life stuff here and there.

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