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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Apr 2, 2016

In this special interview from Spring Fighter 2016, we chat with Charles Pratt from the NYU Game Center. Come hang as we talk about Street Fighter V, NYU's Evo Scholarship, and what what makes fighting games so appealing for game designers. Enjoy!

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!

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 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.