Steve Austin Officially Approves of Jinder Mahal as WWE Champion

Jinder Mahal is the new WWE champion, part of the company’s attempt to broaden their business in India, one of the most populated countries on the planet. Of course, Mahal was actually born in Canada, but whatever. The WWE isn’t about to let the truth get in the way of a great story (and millions of rupees in potential revenue). read more

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‘Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers’: Official Goliath Review

The sights and sounds of Street Fighter II bring me back to a time when I would spend every quarter I had on the arcade version down at my local pizza place. With the release of Ultra Street Fighter II: The Final Challengers on the Nintendo Switch, Capcom is hoping that your nostalgia is strong enough for you to drop $40 on a 30 year old fighting game. The classic fighting game from the 90’s features a revamped art style, HD graphics, and several new game modes. Ultra Street Fighter II features all of the original characters including an unlocked Akuma as well as two new fighters: Evil Ryu and Violent Ken. The game also features an online mode that was not yet available at the time of this review. Street Fighter II is seen by many as the pinnacle of 2D fighters, but has Capcom done enough to warrant the $40 asking price? read more

Wrestling

Ryback Doesn’t Get WWE’s Push Into India or Jinder Mahal’s Title Run

For any internet “smart” fan, it was hardly a surprise when Jinder Mahal rose to the main event of SmackDown Live and eventually won the WWE Championship from Randy Orton at Backlash. It had been rumored for weeks that the WWE and Vince McMahon wanted to make a serious business push into India, the home of 1.3 billion people. McMahon felt it would be much easier to push things like merchandise and WWE Network subscriptions if the company had a champion that the people of India could identify with. Thus, Jinder Mahal’s championship reign was born. read more

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‘Pokemon Go’ is Punishing Cheaters in Creative New Ways

Ever since Pokemon Go was released last Summer, there’s been a debate about what constitutes “cheating.” The online communities of Reddit and The Silph Road seem to have agreed that using third party maps is not cheating, but using any kind of GPS spoofing technology to “jump” to gyms and rare spawns is playing unfair, along with using multiple accounts. Of course, many of those third-party tracking apps use bot accounts to scan for nearby Pokemon. read more

Wrestling

Matt Riddle: “Wrestling Headshots Are Reckless and Unnecessary”

Matt Riddle may be the “King of Bros” in a wrestling ring, but the indy sensation also has experience in some real fights — he has a 8-3-(2) record as a professional MMA fighter, mostly as a member of the UFC. His cross-over success in both sports makes him perfectly qualified to talk about the differences between the scripted nature of pro wrestling and the very real nature of MMA, especially when it comes to head injuries, which is a hotly debated topic in every sport that involves physical contact. read more

U.K. Promotion Offers C.M. Punk a Ridiculously Large Amount of Money for Return to Wrestling

C.M. Punk walked away from the world of professional wrestling in 2014, fed up with the grind and the politics. He then made a surprise jump to the UFC, despite having zero MMA training, and was given the chance to have his very first legit professional fight. read more