Mental Health depression is a serious issues in this country. Recently, a YouTuber/Streamer named Etika took his own life. Etika was known for making Nintendo-related reaction videos. Also started a community called Joy-Con Boyz (named after Nintendo Switch controllers). Social media plays a huge role in suicide. Suicide is no joke and a lot of people have thoughts. Cyberbullying is a topic and apart of depression. Video Games sometimes help depression whether alone or with friends. Becoming a popular YouTuber/Streamer can be fun and games. Once you hit that 10,000 followers or more on Social Media. Trolls will come and bombard you. They will spread rumors and gossip about you. Once you say something controversial, there is no turning back. You might make an “I am sorry” video but will it be enough? What about your community? Will they back you up?
Depression is a invisible wall that no one will see. Someone may smile and act happy-go-luck, but deep inside there are not. You don’t know what that person is going through. Don’t be afraid to seek help but some don’t want it. Depression have some sub-categories like sadness, loneliness and heartbroken. Maybe something in your life that hurts inside. What about a dark memory that you can’t keep away? Those things trigger depression and hurts your mental state. There are some video games that deals with depression. Indigo Prophecy deals with mental issues with its characters. Lucas Kane commit murder and mental breakdowns. Carla Valenti is claustrophobic and have panic attacks. If you want to check out this game. It will change what you think of mental health.
All female fighting games have predominated no males in them. Some fighting games have a lot of males and less females. People might argue that female have fanservice or ecchi content. I don’t know that’s the case in most fighting games. All girl fighting games have the same traits as traditional fighters. We have your grappler, Shotokan and speedy characters. The final boss have to be a female antagonist. That’s goes for main heroine of the games. She wants to find a tournament or rule the world. Some female character outfits are scantily-clad or different archtypes. You have the tomboy character or a woman who is seductive. In this countdown, I will talking about top 5 all female fighting games. We need aliitle girl power don’t you agree. I been playing them and wanted to talk about them. Here we go with the countdown.
5. Variable Geo
Variable Geo is a fighter developed by Giga and TGL. The plot is a fighting tournament that determines the strongest women. Whoever wins the tournament ten billion yen and real-estate for restaurants. For those who lose a bout, will have to strip or perform sexual acts in front of people. VG games have these erotic scenes expect for Advanced V.G 2. Variable Geo have cast of characters such as Ryu-clone Yuka. Man-women wrestler Jun, a happy go-luck loli Manami and American girl named Erina. Variable Geo spawn a OVA and spin-off V.G Neo. V.G. is a average game from the 90s. If you love uncensored fighting games featuring cute ladies. I would check this one out and Variable Geo Custom is available for download.
4. Asuka 120% Series
Asuka 120% Burning Fest is a Japanese bishojo fighting game developed by Fill-in-Cafe and FamilySoft. The plot of the game is set in Ryoran Private School for Women. Ryoran hosted a martial arts tournament called Rivalry Budget Contest Mega Fight. Different representative from school clubs can compete. The main character Asuka Honda is in the chemistry club. There are other characters from different clubs like Tennis, Volley, Karate and more. Each character have moves based on their club archtypes. Asuka 120% was a flashy game with combos and graded cast. It spawn sequels like Asuka 120% Excellent, Maxima, Final and Return. The game looks fun and I think you can find a PC version on the net.
3. Vanguard Princess
Vanguard Princess was a indie fighting game developed by ex-Capcom employee named Tomoaki Sugeno (Suge9). The fighting engine was used by Fighter Maker 2nd, which a program to create animation and more. Vanguard Princess story is about a mysterious woman with supernatural powers. That woman is named Hilda and is captured by the government. Her power was accidentally unleased and bestowing various young girls with powers. The game is beautiful HD character designs and effects. I have not seen a game like this. You choose a character and assist one. Vanguard is just straight up anime with girl on mecha. Gun-towing and female with a large sword slicing and dicing. If you want a clean HD anime fighting with visuals. Vanguard Princess is available on Steam with Director’s Cut add-on.
2. Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel
Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel is a crossover all-girls fighting game featuring Nitroplus characters. There is another version called Nitro+ Royale Heroines Duel which is a doujin. Nitroplus is a visual novel company that collaborated with Type Moon. There are well-known properties like Fate-Zero, Super Sonico, Psycho Pass and Schoo-Live. The plot of the game is different Nitroplus universe and interacting with one other. Nitroplus Blasterz have guest characters like Aino Heart (Arcana Heart) and Homura (Senran Kagura). The game is a little similar to Vanguard Princess, which you choose assist characters. Gameplay is watered down but each characters feels right. I owned this game and had fun with it. For Nitroplus fans I would recommended getting this game. Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines Infinite Duel is available now on Steam and PlayStation 4.
1. Arcana Heart
Arcana Heart is a fighting game developed by Examu. The game is about girls fighting with being known as Arcanas. The first game as released in US but not the sequel. Arcana Heart 2 was badly ported to PS2. Afterwards, Suggoi! Arcana Heart had new characters and still had poor performance. Arcana Heart 3 was an improvement than its predecessors. There are still anime archtypes like Shrine Madien (Maori), Demon Nun (Clarice) and Goth loli with puppetry (Lieselotte).
The gameplay was unique like homing and switch backgrounds with Arcanas. Note: Heart Aino was featured in Blazblue Cross Tag Battle and Nitroplus Blasterz. The story of Arcana Heart starts off Mildred Avallone was to merge human/elemental world for more power. Key characters like Saki, Fiona, Kamui and Heart are apart of the story. If you are looking something unique play Arcana Heart. Arcana Heart 3 Love Max Six Stars is available now on Steam.
That’s all for the countdown. There is some mentions like SNKHeroines: Tag Team Frenzy, Koihime Muso, Skullgirls and Touhou Project. There might be more in the future. Guys you know what happens in a cart-fight. There may be some bad –all girls fighting games out there. Overall, I love me some female kicking butt and talking names.
Sony and Microsoft partnership was announced in May 2019. Two tech giants decided to end the console war rivalry and work together. Microsoft and Sony were competitors for centuries. These two were like siblings fighting for what is best in the business. Also they’re known for in the video game industry. It’s started in early 2000s went PlayStation 2 and original Xbox consoles. Transition to Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 for fierce competition. I owned Xbox and PlayStation throughout my childhood. Two see these guys work together for cloud-based gaming. Brings tears into my eyes, it could open doors to many things. Will we see more cross-play games like Apex Legends and Realm Royale? The possibilities are endless and for the future. What about developing new consoles? PlayStation 5 is on the way as we speak.
Sony and Microsoft is developing AI and looking out for content creators. Content creators like myself shapes the future of gaming. I hope we see a new platform like Twitch and YouTube one day. Google did announce a new streaming platform called Stadia. Stadia is a cloud gaming service that support YouTube and Google Chrome functionality. Games can go up to 60 fps and 4-8K resolution with 120 frames. It comes with a USB controller and features Google Assistant. Assistant will automatically search videos related to the game. That’s what the AI is for just like Microsoft Azure. Microsoft Azure is a framework that help expanded your business and building a secure solutions around the world. Azure is more like Google but technical.
Back in the early 90s, educational video games help children in school. I remember playing Math Blaster and Reading Rabbit in elementary school. Math was not my strong suit but reading was. That’s why I love writing and got good grades for it. My parent didn’t want me to play non-educational games. They didn’t raise me to become a bum. My parents wanted me to become a successful person in life. Sorry for the life story, back on track with this post. Video games doesn’t have to about who is the last person standing. What about knocking someone out of a stage? Learning combos in fighting games that debatable topic. Moving from platform and solving puzzles to advance. People think making video games or playing them is a waste. Developers put their heart and soul to these IPs. Playing these games will benefit gamers.
Video games can be educational in a way. Learning video games doesn’t have to be for children. Any demographic can enjoy them. We have a whole list of educational games in decades. Some games were brought in for schools. I will named a few games that known for being educational. JumpStart series is about learning about logic in different grade level. The game range from 1st grade through 6. JumpStart is designed to be fun and engaging kids. There is a popular game called Carmen Sandiego about learning about the world. Carmen Sandiego is highly popular series. It spawns Netflix TV series and many games revolves around time, space and history. Player must find and arrest Carmen Sandiego from stealing artifacts for V.I.L.E. LeapFrong is a handheld gaming device that revolves around learning. There are popular companies trying to emulate educational games.
I just want to say “I am not a popular content creators but small”. Popular content creators rise to stardom due to their following and personality. These streamers and YouTubers make a name for themselves throughout the years. They don’t want to work at 9-5 jobs like most people around the world. Being creative is doing what you love and passion. YouTube has been a platform which everyone shares their ideas and talent. Back in the early 2000s, people just upload cat videos and AMVs. When I caught wind of YouTube that’s all I saw ^_^. Google brought YouTube and you were able to make money. Monetization was the key to make a living on YouTube. Smaller and large creators took advantage of. You have to 1,000 subs and millions of views for making money.
That all change went Logan Paul and Pewdipie come to the scene. Logan Paul makes prank videos and Pewdipie does gaming videos. We know the Pewdipie controversy using the N word and laughing at anti-jewish videos. Logan Paul make a video about Aokigahara Forest. That’s went YouTube punish small content creators who want to monetize their content. Pewdipie was the cause of the Adpocalyse and demonetize videos with bad words. YouTubers made videos about how their channels are not advertise friendly. I express my hatred for Logan Paul and Pewdipie for this incident. A few years after that scandal. More popular creators rose up to create controversy.