Marc Shaw

Dragon Ball Z

How the FGC Is Prepping for 'Dragon Ball FighterZ' and a Lot of New Blood

Developer Arc System Works wants its new fighter to rate in the competitive world of the Fighting Game Community.
Marc Shaw
1.26.18
Motherboard Homepage

How VHS Tapes and Bootleg Translations Started an Anime Fan War in the 90s

The little-known story of how a fight over Fushigi Yûgi subtitles built Ottawa’s anime community.
Marc Shaw
4.22.17
fan-subtitled anime

How VHS Tapes and Bootleg Translations Started an Anime Fan War in the 90s

The little-known story of how a fight over Fushigi Yûgi subtitles built Ottawa’s anime community.
Marc Shaw
4.22.17
Street Fighter

The Esports VIP Room Debate and the Athlete's Right to Privacy

Private spaces are becoming more prevalent in esports' Fighting Game Community. Is that a problem or is the scene just growing up?
Marc Shaw
3.8.17
Fighting Games

How Devs and Fans Are Making It Easier Than Ever to Get Into Fighting Games

Street Fighter, Mortal Kombat, and other fighting franchises are incredibly rewarding—but also very hard to learn.
Marc Shaw
2.23.17
internet outage

Cameroon’s Internet Has Been Cut For Four Weeks With No End in Sight

Social apps like WhatsApp and Facebook are lifelines between members of the African diaspora.
Marc Shaw
2.13.17
2016

Why I Celebrate Winter-een-mas, a Winter Holiday For Gamers

Every year since 2006, my friends and I have observed the winter gaming holiday.
Marc Shaw
12.25.16
Toronto

How Some Guys From Calgary Started Canada’s Biggest Fighting eSports Tournament

Canada Cup begins Friday in Toronto.
Marc Shaw
10.28.16
E-Sports

There's a Mad Dash to Sign Fighting-Game Players to eSports Teams

Once marginalized, fighting games are becoming part of the mainstream eSports scene, and top teams are signing Street Fighter and Super Smash Bros. players.
Marc Shaw
10.5.16
Gaming

There's a Mad Dash to Sign Fighting-Game Players to eSports Teams

Once marginalized, fighting games are becoming part of the mainstream eSports scene, and top teams are signing Street Fighter and Super Smash Bros. players.
Marc Shaw
10.5.16
Gaming

Why You Should Build Your Own Video Game Controller

Gamers are turning piano keyboards and Rock Band drum kits into controllers.
Marc Shaw
8.31.16
super smash brothers

There's A Rising Star in Canada's Competitive Smash Bros. Scene

Canada has proven to be a force in international Smash Bros. competition this year—in large part due to to Montreal's SuperGirlKels.
Marc Shaw
8.25.16
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