Marvel Vs. Capcom: Infinite epitomizes the simple pleasure of pushing buttons

No matter how good games get at telling poignant stories or expressing eye-opening personal experiences, there’s a more primal underlying truth from which they’ll always benefit: It’s really fucking fun to push buttons and make cool stuff happen on a TV screen. Few series exemplify that simple axiom like Marvel Vs.…

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Fighting games are finally teaching people to do more than mash buttons

Today’s fighting games have their roots in some of the biggest, most iconic releases of the early ’90s. Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat were huge, and together, they revived arcades here in America. But the genre wasn’t able to hold onto that popularity. Capcom pushed the fiddly, technical elements of its games…