FrameWhisperer explains why Wall Bounces…

23-09-2018 Hits:5 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

“Season 2 is a huge success overall … but it’s unfortunate that ‘Wall Bounces’ are way too weak.”When the Season 2 trailer first dropped for Tekken 7, the appearance of...

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Never Give Up 2018 streaming live from S…

23-09-2018 Hits:8 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Of the many events this weekend is Never Give Up 2018 in Chile, hosted by F2G. A Capcom Pro Tour Ranking Event for Latin America, the tourney features Dragon Ball...

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Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will fi…

23-09-2018 Hits:8 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

After the Capcom Pro Tour Japanese Premier finals finished up at Tokyo Game Show, Ono came on stage to announce that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition would be arriving in...

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Capcom Pro Tour 2018 EU Regional Final R…

23-09-2018 Hits:8 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

This weekend is the first of four Regional Finals of the 2018 Capcom Pro Tour. This year’s Europe Regional Final will be held as part of the EGX 2018 expo...

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Capcom Pro Tour Japan Premier 2018 resul…

23-09-2018 Hits:14 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

While Europe has its Capcom Pro Tour Regional Final, Japan will have its own CPT Premier Event with the annual Tokyo Game Show tournament. The tourney is massive, with over...

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Nintendo fulfills the wish of terminal c…

22-09-2018 Hits:16 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

I don’t know what it’s like to find out what your expiration date is, and to know that it’s soon. I imagine, to handle that information, requires a great deal...

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BlazBlue: Central Fiction Special Editio…

22-09-2018 Hits:18 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

The fighting game library of Nintendo’s Switch portable console hybrid continues to grow! At the 2018 Tokyo Game Show, Arc System Works announced that a port of BlazBlue: Central Fiction is coming...

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Inferno leaked as an unlockable mimic ch…

22-09-2018 Hits:17 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

The Eternal Flame of Soul Edge’s will reignites!With the game’s release now less than a month away — as well as the 2018 Tokyo Game Show in full-swing — there...

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CEOtaku 2018 streaming live from Orlando…

22-09-2018 Hits:22 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

America’s dedicated anime fighting game event is back for its fourth year! CEOtaku 2018 from CEO Gaming is bringing hundreds of players from around the world to Orlando, Florida for...

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Capcom Pro Tour Japan Premier 2018 strea…

21-09-2018 Hits:22 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

While Europe has its Capcom Pro Tour Regional Final, Japan will have its own CPT Premier Event with the annual Tokyo Game Show tournament. The tourney is massive, with over...

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The Heroines strut their stuff in these …

21-09-2018 Hits:32 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Content creators show off what the Heroines can do.Amid the game’s general weirdness and smothering fan service, it was soon discovered that SNK Heroines: Tag Team Frenzy has a fairly robust...

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Nintendo chooses not to renew its tradem…

21-09-2018 Hits:24 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Nintendo’s robotic build ‘n’ battle series appears to be mothballed.For fans of Nintendo’s own answer to VIRTUAL-ON, the Custom Robo games, there’s some bad news. Nintendo has apparently opted not...

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Hayate EIN shares Astaroth, Talim gamepl…

21-09-2018 Hits:22 News FGC-Fan - avatar FGC-Fan

Hayate EIN, French SoulCalibur pro and YouTuber, has been incredibly gracious the past few days. In a continuing effort to share as much SoulCalibur VI info as he can, he’s...

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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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