It is well known to the Scrivener's inner circle that he enjoys fighting games. Is he great at them? Not at all. Does he still buy them and play them far more than he should? You bet.
This year was sort of a watershed year concerning competitive gaming when it comes to games like Street Fighter and so forth. The annual EVO competition brings together the best fighting game pros in the world to fight for pride and also for sweet sweet cash. The rise of Twitch's game streaming service as a viable entertainment option saw millions of people watching the finals of games like Street Fighter 4, Marvel v. Capcom 3, Tekken and others.
The matches are always fiercely contested and the atmosphere is akin to a major professional sporting event. The spectators cheer for their favorites, applaud upsets and go all-in for the titans of the e-sport facing off against each other. Why all the excitement? Why all that for a fighting game? For Ken v. Ryu?
This documentary goes a long way in going back to the roots of the series but also in showing just how these games are meant to played and how they're meant to be seen. Very eye-opening for those who haven't really been exposed to it before. A great watch. A true Scrivener's pick!