Hey, folks. As OS steps into a new year, I'm stepping out of the shadows as your go-to source for hockey-related news as well as happenings in the fighting game scene (MMA, wrestling and boxing).
Now, hopefully I don't end up having a debut like our friend above, but I feel fairly confident that I'll be able to bring you some meaningful insights into these genres. I've been covering games now for about 15 years, and these two areas for sports gaming are something I feel really strongly about.
Hockey has always been my favorite team sport, whether it's in the form of Ice Hockey on the Atari, NHLPA '93 on the SNES, NHL Faceoff on the PS1, Hit The Ice in the arcades, NHL 2K5 last generation or NHL 13 this year. As with everything I cover, I like to have an eye to what came before as well as what the standard of the day is, and that helps inform how I speak to features, changes and trends in current hockey products.
I hope to bring you all sorts of coverage about NHL 13, NHL 14 and beyond. Simulations, roster update reviews, online community features, wishlists, retro reviews and in-depth feature analysis are just some of the things I hope to bring you. As always, feel free to comment on what you'd like to see and how you'd like to see it.
As for fighting games, I have a long history with this genre as well, like I'm sure many of you do. Wrestling games have been around for a long time, and it's awesome to see which games, past and present, people still rally around. From the 8- and 16-bit era to the AKI engine to the promise that WWE 13 has possibly laid out for the future, I aim to bring you cool features and posts about community creations, DLC updates, retro revivals, pay-per-view simulations and extensive gameplay breakdowns.
At the same time, I love MMA and boxing. They make for the perfect competitive videogame sport, because it's ultimately all about how you position and pace your fighter. I plan to bring you some cool gameplay features, pay-per-view commentary/simulation pieces for MMA, DLC reviews, online grudge matches and career mode analysis.
With all this said, I'm looking forward to giving you a unique look at these genres while at the same time providing you with all the meaningful info you need to know. Throw me a friend invite through OS and be sure to bookmark this arena.
Hope to see you here in the arena, on the boards or even online in a match!