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Through the Lens: Street Fighter V

Welcome to yet another “Through the Lens” article, a segment in which I give you detailed visual analyses of games through the lens of an artist! Here, we will take a look at Street Fighter V, and talk about the unique characteristics that set this game apart from others and how that stylistic difference impacts the overall feel for the game.…

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Welcome Back To Hell: DOOM Beta

Finally!  After a 12 year long wait, we get our hands on the renowned FPS shooter that is DOOM.  Launch date is coming faster than we think, due out Friday the 13th of May 2016, and in anticipation of said launch id Software gave some of us an exclusive look with their closed beta.  Servers…

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Black Oni Podcast Episode 53: Butt Why?

Download here Episode 53:  Butt Why? w/ special guests Mona & Maie Aiyed & Christine We are thrilled to welcome Cosplayer Christine, Maiye Aiyed, and Mona Aiyed in addition to our usual cast to this people packed podcast. During some ongoing chats in the Black Oni Podcast message thread, we thought it would make sense…

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Should You Grapple Hook Back into Dying Light?

When Dying Light first graced our consoles early last year, I was greeted with a really interesting surprise. Sure, we had seen zombie games before, and the very similar game Dead Island launched on PS3 with the premise of being an open world zombie slaying action game, similar to what Dying Light is doing with it’s title. But there…

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Will a Fightstick Make You a Better Player?

Will “Black Oni” Wiggins here to discuss the viability of using a Fightstick over a traditional controller. With SFV quickly approaching, you may be asking yourself “Do I need a fightstick?” “Will it make me a better player?” “Are there any actual pros or cons of using a fightstick over a controller?” I’m here to…

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Halo themed Astro A40 giveaway

I just so happen to have a twitch follower exclusive giveaway available to you guys. All you have to do to enter is follow the directions on the link below, follow black oni on twitch, and hope you win! Epic Twitch Halo Themed Astro Headset giveaway

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Will Street Fighter V Disappoint at Launch?

It’s no secret that I absolutely love Street Fighter. From the moment I played Street Fighter 2 at arcades and on my home console, the SNES, I knew I had an itch to become a better gamer. The allure of competing with other players in a battle of wits, situational awareness, and complex maneuvers was…