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Fight Your Rival

A nerdy podcast about video games, comic books, movies and everything in between. Fight Your Rival began as a fighting game-centric show, and has since evolved into a raw, often silly look into the larger world of geek culture.
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Dec 24, 2015

Here it is guys, our spoiler-tastic thoughts on Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Grab some blue milk and kick back as we break down what we liked, what we didn't, and what we're dying to see in Episode VIII. Also, some quick talk on those nutty Dreamcast 2 rumors, as well as some crazy new guest characters in fighting games. Enjoy, and may the force be with you.

Dec 12, 2015

We've got a ton of nerdy stuff to catch up on during this extra-stuffed episode, starting with the Batman vs. Superman trailer -- which Natal hated and Mike loved. We also recap the big winners and losers of The Game Awards 2015, and talk about our favorite announcements from this year's PlayStation Experience. Enjoy.

Nov 26, 2015

It's time to slip into a turkey coma and enjoy our special Thanksgiving episode. We talk about what we'll be playing during the long, lazy weekend, as well as what we're thankful for in the gaming world. Also, we have an in-depth review discussion on Star Wars Battlefront, and talk about why the game might not be worth your $60.

Nov 18, 2015

In this jam-packed episode, we talk all of November's big games, including Rise of the Tomb Raider, Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront. We also unpack a ton of big news, including the insane reveal of Final Fantasy's Cloud coming to Smash Bros. Enjoy!

Nov 5, 2015

Mike hasn't been able to put down Halo 5, just as Natal has been glued to WWE 2K16. We talk in-depth about how well both games lived up to our expectations. Plus, we talk about Sony's interesting move ahead of Xbox One's backwards compatibility, and unpack a ton of recent Street Fighter V news. Enjoy!

Oct 22, 2015

This episode is all about one thing: THAT Star Wars: The Force Awakens trailer! We dissect every little detail of the new teaser, including possible character origins and just where the hell Luke might be. Enjoy!

Oct 16, 2015

On this week's episode, Natal, Mike and special guest Steve get together to talk all things New York Comic Con 2015, from the coolest games we played to the most insane cosplay we saw. We also got hooked on the Star Wars: Battlefront beta, and have plenty to say about it. Enjoy!

Oct 14, 2015

In this special interview from New York Comic-Con 2015, we talk to Capcom's Matt Dahlgren about all things Street Fighter V. We touch on everything from the character roster to Capcom's ambitious tournament plans, so tune in and enjoy!

Sep 30, 2015

With games like Rainbow Six Siege and the last-gen version of Black Ops 3 shipping without solo campaigns, we discuss how important (or not important) single player content is to first-person shooters. We also fantasize about life on Mars, and get really excited about all the awesome new features coming to Twitch. Keep Fighting!

Sep 25, 2015

This week's episode has a little something for everyone. We talk about the latest volume of one of our favorite comics, Saga, and discuss our mixed feelings on the season two premiere of Gotham. To bring things back to gaming, we discuss the best and worst special edition game consoles of all time. We're lookin' at you, Pokemon N64.

Play Mike's Mario Maker Levels!
Death Star: 9098-000-005F-67E4
Super Smash Bros: 9578-0000-004C-332B
Mario Fighter 1.0: 23D9-0000-003F-E7FA

Sep 18, 2015

On this episode, we recap a whole bunch of crazy fighting game reveals including King of Fighters 14 (!) and Street Fighter V's awesome new fighter Rashid. Mike raves about why he can't stop playing Super Mario Maker, and, following the announcement of Pokemon Go, we talk about what other video games we'd like to experience in the real world.

Sep 3, 2015

This week on Fight Your Rival, we run down the best (and worst) free games on Xbox One and PS4, talk about Street Fighter V's sexy new costumes, and, in celebration of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, go over our favorite Gears memories from over the years. Keep fighting!

Aug 20, 2015

Now that Disney's D23 expo is in the books, we break down the wealth of crazy Star Wars and Marvel announcements from the big show (yes, including that fugly Darth Vader PS4). We also talk about the potential Mortal Kombat movie reboot, and, with the insane fall gaming season about to begin, we pick our top three most anticipated games for the rest of the year.

Aug 12, 2015

Mike saw Fantastic Four, and hated it. In celebration of that, we're talking about the worst superhero movies ever, from Batman vs. Robin to X-Men Origins: Wolverine. On a brighter note, we review the excellent Rare Replay collection for Xbox One.

Aug 5, 2015

This week, we dish out our predictions for Gamescom 2015, break down Vega in Street Fighter V, and have a long talk about whether or not video games have gotten too easy. Also, hands-on impressions with Windows 10, Rare Replay, Rising Thunder and more!

Jul 23, 2015

The world's biggest fighting game tournament has come to a close, and we've got a ton to say about us. Join Mike, Natal and special guest Rob as they talk all things Evo 2015, from the early celebrations to the crazy comebacks to the matches that made people cry. We also dissect all the new info revealed at Evo, including the new Street Fighter and Mortal Kombat characters and upcoming game Rising Thunder!

Jul 8, 2015

Arkham Knight has been out for weeks, and we still can't stop talking about it. This time we go all out in a full spoilercast, covering everything from the Arkham Knight's identity to our favorite parts of the game's insane ending. Things get a bit more rough after that, as we talk about our most frustrating gaming moments as well as games we hate with a passion. Enjoy!

 
Jul 2, 2015

Things get a little bit intimate this week on Fight Your Rival, as Natal and Mike talk about their personal backstories and run through their favorite games and consoles of all time. Plus, week one, spoiler-free impressions on Batman: Arkham Knight!

Jun 25, 2015

E3 2015 is over, but the hype still remains! We go over all the big announcements from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and more, and talk about which games from the show floor took us by surprise the most. Plus -- early impressions for Batman: Arkham Knight!

 
Jun 10, 2015

We recap a big week of news this week, including the reveal of Fallout 4 and more HD collections than we probably need. We also debate the pros and cons of digital and physical games, and talk about how the Xbox One needs to improve to take on Sony.

 
Jun 3, 2015

Our E3 2015 predictions blowout is here! Join us as we talk about what we think we'll see -- and what we hope we'll see -- at gaming's biggest show. We also talk about the Nintendo NX, ponder a future in which Nintendo teamed with Sony on the PlayStation, and discuss our favorite lines of dialogue in games.

May 28, 2015

This week, we dish out our early impressions on both The Witcher III: Wild Hunt and Destiny: House of Wolves. We also discuss the many pitfalls of Jaden Smith playing Static Shock, recap the recent Combo Breaker fighting game tournament and talk about the first video games that truly struck us as works of art. 

May 20, 2015

On this week's episode of Fight Your Rival, we break down the trailers for DC's Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow TV shows, analyze the tantalizing new set pictures from Captain America: Civil War and Suicide Squad, and discuss our most shocking video game moments, from major in-game twists to crazy reveals and announcements.

May 13, 2015

On this week's Fight Your Rival, we talk about the massive Kickstarter success of Castlevania spiritual successor Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night. We also dish on Splatoon, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and talk about how Nintendo just might be able to win the next round of console wars.

May 6, 2015

Age of Ultron is here! We saw it, loved it and have a ton to say about it. Also, we talk the new live-action Suicide Squad, Batman's new identity, and what our dream Marvel games would be.

WARNING: This episode contains full spoilers for Avengers: Age of Ultron, as well as for the current New 52 Batman series.

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