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Don’t Make Me Play – Street Fighter IV

BUTTONPALM. For two decades this has been my reliable win-it-or-lose-it strategy for Beat-Em-Ups. The Controller doesn’t thank me for it, but if I wanted to know its feelings I wouldn’t have cut out its tounge/rumblepack. Street Fighter II brings about strange memories of frustration and whimsy; whenever I used to go visit my cousins we’d gather around their fancy new Sega Mega Drive and seven of us would take it in turns, winner stays on. It’s mixed with frustration as I never won the required two rounds in a row. So why now, some 15 years later, am I going…

Killing animals

…and in the game! ho ho! Ahem. Not very long ago a small discussion broke out on twitter between me and our old contributor-turned-journalistic-superstar Jaz McDougall. It surfaced when someone pointed out a fan-made page for a proposed tenth TF2 class – The Guard Dog. Jaz reeled at the idea; he didn’t like the prospect of killing a dog, even if it was armed to the teeth. In fact, he continued, he doesn’t like killing any animals at all in games. This seemed absurd to me – “But you kill people!” I said “Why won’t you kill animals? What if…