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All of this took place during a long playthrough of the career mode in UFC Undisputed 2009. During all this, I had experienced everything I've come to love and enjoy about the UFC and the sport in general. It showcases how people either sink or swim depending on how they approach their competition. I had to evolve my understanding of the wrestling and jiujitsu, otherwise I was toast against the higher level guys.

I had a fight that ended in a weird and impossible way. This is kinda how the sport works. Even top tier fighters lose with a lucky shot. Rich Clementi landed a hard one and I haven't taken a fight against him again, even though I've become a much better fighter.

Likewise, Mac Danzig proved that I can even get annoyed enough put off fights so I could knock this guy out again. Sure if I hadn't taken this fight I would have advanced my career. Though I just had to show this little snot a lesson. And what happens? He still talks trash after the fight.

In all of this, I've experienced rivalries, fights that I under prepare for, fights that I dominate and fights that I get dominated in. I'm having fun participating in a sport I love to watch. I'm thinking up new strategies and attempting to get better and better in places I have holes.

I'm actually having fun enjoying a sports game. Something I haven't done since NFL Blitz nearly a decade ago. The game has some limitations, but overall I'm pleasantly surprised by my enjoyment. I can't believe I have Mario Party palm from spinning the right thumb stick to get out of submissions.

I am definitely in to this.
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About manasteel88one of us since 2:10 AM on 01.09.2008

Front Paged:
E for Effort: Mass Effect 1+2
E3 2010 Recap
Changes: Fatherhood
Technical Difficulties: What A Difference Time Makes
A True Opponent Stands Before Me
P2 Press Start: Chip n' Dale Rescue Rangers
10 Games Captain America Would Play
Looking Out for the Little Guy
Special Little Places: Mississippi Memories
Game Development is Hard

Front Paged on Flixist:
The Dichotomy of a Dark Knight
Not Understanding Your Audience
A True Classic: Superman Returns

Articles I wrote that I liked:
That One Mook: Gafgarion
My first playthrough of Resident Evil 2
Love/Hate: Operation Darkness
EVO 2010
Recettear Preview
Teh Bias: Nippon Ichi Software, Dood!
More Than Just Noise: Haunted by Final Fantasy
2010: Year in review and some other musings
Obligatory Destructoid Community Rocks Post
Groundhog Day: Stuck in a Book
A story from the Wasteland
PowerUp 2011
E3 2011: MS, Sony, Ninty, and AWARDS
Freedom: Jetpacks
Handhelds: East vs West
Labor Day: Player 2
Online Passes: Nickles and Dimes
2011: Year in Review and Top 10 XBL Indies
Father's Day: Game Development

Comics in Games
Comics in Games: Games in Comics
Comics in Games: The Original Batman
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four
Comics in Games: Fantastic Four Deleted Scenes
Comics in Games: Superman
Comics in Games: The Best of Marvel 1994

Comics in Crossover Games
- Spider-man and Captain America in Dr. Doom's Revenge!
- Spider-man the Video Game
- Spider-man and the X-men in Arcade's Revenge
- Marvel Super Heroes: War of the Gems
- Iron Man and X-O Manowar in Heavy Metal
- Marvel Brothel
- Mortal Kombat vs DC Universe
- Marvel Trading Card Game
- Batman: The Brave and the Bold

Games Created:
The Ugly Game

RetroforceGO Videos

My Greatest Failure

"We constantly have to revisit 'Why would Donkey Kong do this?' or 'Why would this environment be like this?' And then we start thinking: 'We're making a game about a gorilla wearing a tie.'"
-Michael Kelbaugh of Retro Studios on Donkey Kong Country Returns

"I have to say it's kinda scary how much you know about this game."
-Nicolau Chaud creator of Marvel Brothel
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