Spider-Man Old vs New (2000 vs. 2018) (React: Gaming)

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– Are you just playing with me? Oh, oh. You had to use the crocodile. I jumped over. I jumped over that. I jumped over that. Let’s get it, let’s get it! Whoo! – (FBE) This Sunday begins our multigenerational tournament of Pokken, starting with the teens bracket, but if you’re tuning in on Tuesday …

Analysis: The Consequences of Reducing the Skill Gap

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The most significant moment in fighting game history is the Daigo Parry, also known as “Moment 37”. It’s been viewed over 30 million times, featured in multiple documentaries, and, of course, there’s the book about it. There are a lot of reasons why it was such a big deal, but at the core of it, …

10 Craziest Out of Bounds Discoveries In Video Games

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Let’s say you’re playing one of your favorite video games. You’re deeply invested in exploring the vast scenery around you when suddenly you hit an invisible wall. Since what seems like the dawn of video games players have been finding ways to get past the boundaries of their favorite games and sometimes what they find …

BlackJack – Shuffle Tracking

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This is a fairly new technique that has not been publicized very much. The best definition I have seen is this one: “‘Shuffle-tracking‘ is the science of following specific cards through the shuffling process for the purpose of either keeping them in play or cutting them out of play.” The concept of Shuffle tracking appears …

The Methods, The Men, The Myths and The Message Part 2

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The Thorp “Ten-count System” Thorp was the first to exploit this idea of dependency. He devised a counting system for beating the game and published it in his book Beat the Dealer in 1962. He called it the Ten-count System, and it was aimed at the single-deck game, then standard in all Nevada casinos. It …

The Methods, The Men, The Myths and The Message Part 1

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The Beginning Although there are legends about old time blackjack players getting an edge by “casing” the single deck, the modern history of blackjack advantage system development starts in 1958 with the publication of the basic strategy for playing the hands by Cantey, McDermott, Maisel and Baldwin. Initially published in the American Journal of the …