Really enjoyed this Core-A Gaming video about the Korean backdash.
- If you’re at all knowledgeable about Tekken, the backdash is obvious. I’m guessing. I’m not at all knowledgeable about Tekken, so even the mechanic explanation was fascinating. It’s an example of something that’s obvious to some people is valuable to others.
- Great connection to basketball. I’ve followed basketball casually for decades and never knew the history of the dribble and the organizations opposed to it. It was a nice connection about how games can evolve beyond what the creators expected.
- Mutalisk micro. There’s a history video about the making of Starcraft and the developers mention visiting Korea after it blew up in cafes and was televised. They were seeing things they didn’t know were possible even though they made the game.
- Balduvian Horde vs. Force of Will. Alliances was the last Magic: The Gathering set I was really interested in during my first stint before playing again like 15 years later. Balduvian Horde was the hot card in the set initially and became worthless. Then Force of Will evolved to be a key card in prominent decks and is by far the most valuable in the set.
Games evolve for different reasons.