The future of BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle …

18-01-2018 Hits:6 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

The recent Fighting Game Awards from Arc System Works culminated in a monumental BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle announcement. Up to this point, we’ve been trickle-fed monthly character reveals, often spread...

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Here comes the thunder! Rising Thunder: …

18-01-2018 Hits:9 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Announced as a mini-Christmas miracle last December, Radiant Entertainment have officially released Rising Thunder: Community Edition, so people can continue playing the popular but short-lived fighter. This special edition of...

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Ghost Gaming enters the fighting game ar…

18-01-2018 Hits:17 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Following his departure from his long-standing team Evil Geniuses, Kenneth “K-Brad” Bradley has wasted no time in getting picked up by a new organization. The organization in question is Ghost...

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Check out new gameplay of Goku Black, Hi…

18-01-2018 Hits:18 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Recently, Bandai Namco Entertainment held a stream in Japan for the fast-approaching Dragon Ball FighterZ. Specifically showcasing many of the newer characters who didn’t make the cut for the open...

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Capcom’s Character Popularity Poll lists…

18-01-2018 Hits:16 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

The results are in! For a month in 2017, people weighed in the most popular characters in the Street Fighter universe. Now, with Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition out, Capcom has...

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The expanded and updated Third Edition o…

18-01-2018 Hits:17 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

The Street Fighter V training resource levels up alongside Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition!Following close on the heels of the release of Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition, r/StreetFighter’s Joe Munday...

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There’s a way to perform one-button inst…

18-01-2018 Hits:16 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

One of the more important techniques in air dash-based anime fighters is the “instant air dash.” This technique allows players to quickly approach from the air, and set up overhead attacks and...

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The Street Fighter V Honest Trailer (sat…

18-01-2018 Hits:22 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

“From a developer that’s been making games since you were a zygote… comes another entry in the granddaddy of game series about beating the crap out of people in public… Street Fighter...

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SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy exists bec…

17-01-2018 Hits:35 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy is SNK’s newest female-only fighting game for the Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4. This colorful, light-hearted offering has garnered a sharp divide in the FGC’s reaction, perhaps unsurprisingly:...

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The unstoppable force of justice, Jiren…

17-01-2018 Hits:31 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

The Pride Trooper who could kill the gods enters the Xenoverse battlefield.Android 21’s playable character announcement won’t be the only Dragon Ball news today. The seemingly all-powerful Jiren from Dragon...

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A utility showcasing the changes between…

17-01-2018 Hits:38 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of the changes across different versions of a game. If a player were to come back to Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition after not...

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Feast your eyes on some of Dragon Ball F…

17-01-2018 Hits:36 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Revealed at Jump Festa back in December, Dragon Ball FighterZ has “Dramatic Productions”: special cutscenes that play at the beginning and end of a match, depending on the characters and...

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Upcoming Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite pat…

17-01-2018 Hits:31 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

First the hit-stun decay glitch, now it’s time for backturn unblockables to be smashed by the nerf bat. Revealed in a post up on Capcom-Unity, Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite will...

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Reuters profiles the rise of modder Ben Heck and his freelance career

Ben Heck, the modder who is well known for creating the Xbox 360 lap-top and the one handed Xbox 360 controller has received a glowing article from news agency Reuters. The article follows how the 32 year-old gained such a presence in the hardware modding scene and has managed to turn it into a freelance career. Unsurprisingly, Ben himself has little time to actually play games.
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Better known as Ben Heck, the 32-year-old Wisconsin native has attained legendary status among "modders", hobbyists who tinker with video-game hardware to make it do things the original designers never intended.

Technology Web sites enthusiastically track Heckendorn's latest projects, which are marked by workmanship that makes the finished products look they rolled off a factory line instead of a basement workbench.

"That's the American way, right? Start in your basement, garage, or whatever. You're supposed to get out of it someday, but I still have to listen to my clothes drier sometimes," Heckendorn said in an interview.

Heckendorn got his start eight years ago when he decided to fool around with an old Atari 2600 -- the classic console that popularized home gaming when it launched in 1977 -- and ended up reincarnating it as a handheld device.

"I was shocked, I didn't think anyone would care about it but they did," Heckendorn said.

In fact, they cared so much they began offering Heckendorn hefty amounts of cash to transform their cherished game devices into one-of-a-kind collectibles.

"Ben Heck is basically the best. His mods are as professional as the stuff you can get at Best Buy. That's what makes him stand out from the other basement tinkerers," said Adam Frucci.
News Source: Reuters

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