Culture Movies/TV

A Breakdown of All 26 ‘Power Rangers’ Series In Order

Since it first started airing nearly three decades ago, Power Rangers has been on our television screens almost every single year in some form. It is an undeniably classic franchise that has generated billions of dollars; if you’re in the right age range but didn’t watch at least a couple of series of it in your childhood, you really missed out.

If you did, though, and we’re assuming you did because you’re here, we’re taking you on a trip down memory lane. We’ve taken it upon ourselves to list out every version of the show in order while recapping a bunch of information about when it ran until, who the villains were, and more.

Sit back and feel the nostalgia.

1. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993)
Entertainment Tonight

The one that started it all. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers first aired on August 28th, 1993 on Fox Kids and it’s the only version of the series on this list that ran for multiple seasons. Rita Repulsa is released from 10,000 years of confinement which she was put under by Zordon. Aware of her release, Zordon summons five teenagers to defend earth.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
2. Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers (1996)
Power Rangers Fanon Wiki

Considered a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers mini-series spin-off, there are just ten episodes of this one. It also features the same characters as Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. It picks up where the previous series left off. When the Power Rangers are unable to fight, Zordon recruits the Alien Rangers to help.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
3. Power Rangers Zeo (1996)

Airing from April 20th to November 27th in 1996 on Fox Kids, Zeo is also a continuation of the previous series. In fact, each series was linked until Lost Galaxy, which we’ll get to later. Here, the main antagonist is the Machine Empire, although Rita and Lord Zedd do reappear.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
4. Power Rangers Turbo (1997)

From April 19th to November 24th, 45 episodes of Power Rangers Turbo aired on Fox Kids. Here, a space pirate called Divatox wants to conquer Earth, and the Turbo Rangers must stop her. Notably, this season saw a lot of changes to the original rangers and new characters introduced where assistance was needed.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
5. Power Rangers In Space (1998)

Picking up where Turbo left off, Zordon is still a prisoner and Dark Specter wants to use his powers to spread evil not all across the earth, but the entire universe. This is the last series that was part of the Zordon era. This series also contained one of the cooler enemies, the Psycho Rangers. It aired on Fox Kids from February 6thto November 21st in 1998.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
6. Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (1999)

Debuting on the 6th of February and ending on December 18th, 1999, Lost Galaxy marks the first time that a new cast got introduced with every new series. Also, spoiler alert, this series marked the first time that a Ranger was killed off in the series because the actor had to be treated for leukemia. She thankfully made it back for the last episode after successful treatment. 

Watch now on Amazon Prime
7. Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000)

The fictional town of Mariner Bay in California was built on an ancient demon burial ground, so no awards for guessing what happened here. The demons are accidentally released and so a government organization, Lightspeed, recruits five people, one of which is Captain Mitchell’s daughter, to stop them. The famous Titanium Ranger appears here, the only ever American exclusive Ranger.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
8. Power Rangers Time Force (2001)

Set in the year 3000, Time Force is the police force that must deal with mutants and people with superpowers. A dangerous mutant, Ransik, escapes Time Force custody and travels back to the year 2001 after he kills the Red Time Force Ranger. Some of his subordinates also travel back to seek out his ancestor, using his DNA to create the Time Force Power Rangers. This series ran from February 3rd to November 17th, 2001.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
9. Power Rangers Wild Force (2002)

Animaria is an island that many believed to only be a part of fairy tales but when Cole Evans encounters it in real life, he is met by Princess Shayla who selects him and four others to be the Wild Force Power Rangers and defeat the evil Orgs. This one originally aired on Fox Kids but eventually moved to ABC Kids when Fox was sold.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
10. Power Rangers Ninja Storm (2003)

Ninja Storm was the first series not to be produced by MMPR Productions, the first to be shot in New Zealand, and the first to air entirely on ABC Kids. Airing from February 15th to November 15th in 2003, Shane, Tori and Dustin are students of the Wind Ninja Academy, but they have to become the Wind Rangers when all of the other students are kidnapped.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
11. Power Rangers Dino Thunder (2004)

Mesogog is a humanoid dinosaur who brings Earth back to a prehistoric time, so Dr. Tommy Oliver is forced to recruit his students to become the Dino Rangers. Eventually, he and his colleague’s adopted son join them as the green and white Rangers. Dino Thunder aired on Jetix from February 14th to November 20th in ’04.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
12. Power Rangers S.P.D. (2005)
That Hashtag Show

Set twenty years in the future (which is only four years from now, yikes), S.P.D. stands for Space Patrol Delta, a force that protects the Galaxy from the Troobian Empire. S.P.D. is interesting because aliens and humans are allies for a good portion of it. Like its immediate predecessor, this one also aired on Jetix.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
13. Power Rangers Mystic Force (2006)

Morticon is the general of the Morlock Army and he plans to take over not just the human world, but the magical world too. Udonna, a sorceress, must form the Mystic Force Power Rangers to protect Briarwood. Mystic Force aired on Jetix in 2006 from February 20th to November 13th.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
14. Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (2007)
New Zealand Film Commission

Originally called Drive Force and Relic Hunters, Operation Overdrive sees a billionaire adventurer called Andrew Hartford tasking his own son and four others with finding the jewels of the Corona Aurora before Flurious, Moltor, Kamdor or Fearcats can. This iteration of the show aired on Jetix in 2007 from the 26th of February to the 12th of November.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
15. Power Rangers Jungle Fury (2008)

The evil spirit of Dai Shi has been stopped from destroying the world by the Phai Zhua for nearly ten thousand years. Master Mao chooses three people to guard the container of Dai Shi but one of them, Jarrod, is eventually deemed unworthy and replaced. He is angered and possessed by the spirit, so the Jungle Fury Power Rangers must stop the evil spirit from taking over the world.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
16. Power Rangers RPM (2009)

In 2009, the series returned to ABC Kids. From March 7th to December 26th, Power Rangers RPM aired. Venjix is an AI computer virus that has spread across Earth and created robot druids that destroy or enslave humans. Only Corinth remains due to its protective force field and the RPM Power Rangers must protect it. Beast Morphers is a direct sequel to this series.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
17. Power Rangers Samurai (2011)

Jayden Shiba is a descendant of the original Red Samurai Ranger and he is being trained by Mentor Ji of the Shiba House so that he can prevent Master Xandred’s Nighlok forces from taking over the earth. Fellow samurai descendants join him to form the Samurai Power Rangers. This was the first series to live on Nickelodeon.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
18. Power Rangers Super Samurai (2012)

Super Samurai is technically the second season of Power Rangers Samurai, but it is recognized as its own season. The Super in the name was done to reflect that there was an upgrade in the Rangers’ powers and as you can see, it becomes a trend for a few years.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
19. Power Rangers Megaforce (2013)

Zordon from the original few series has a protégé named Gosei and in Megaforce, he calls upon five teenagers to battle the invasion of the Warstar Empire, a group of evil aliens. This first season aired from February 2nd to December 7th in 2013 on Nickelodeon.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
20. Power Rangers Super Megaforce (2014)

Super Megaforce is of course the second season of Megaforce. Here, Gosei gives the Megaforce Power Rangers new morphers which gives them the ability to assume Super Mega Mode, which gives them the powers of all Rangers before them. It aired in 2014 on Nickelodeon from February the 15th to the 22nd of November.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
21. Power Rangers Dino Charge (2015)

Sledge is an intergalactic bounty hunter who comes to Earth looking for Energems, so the Dino Charge Power Rangers must wield them to keep them out of his and Snide’s hands. It lasted for 22 episodes from February to December 2015.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
22. Power Rangers Dino Super Charge (2016)

The second season, Dino Super Charge, also spanned 22 episodes. Here, the Ranger team gets two new members and along with new, more powerful enemies come new, more powerful powers. Nickelodeon also housed this series, which aired almost all year in 2016, from January 30th to December 10th.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
23. Power Rangers Ninja Steel (2017)

The item of desire in this series of Power Rangers is the Ninja Nexus Prism. It contains six magical Ninja Power Stars, which means that the Galaxy Warriors want it to become invincible. It’s up to the Ninja Steel Power Rangers to use the Stars to morph and stop them. The show lived on Nickelodeon from January to December in 2017.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
24. Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel (2018)

2018 saw the second season, Super Ninja Steel. The premise was that Madame Odius is still alive and now wants to steal the Prism more than ever. Here, the Rangers eventually claim the Super Steel and become more powerful than ever before.

Watch now on Amazon Prime
25. Power Rangers Beast Morphers (2019)
Pop Fun

As we previously mentioned, Beast Morphers is a direct sequel to RPM. Grid Battleforce is a secret agency that combines Morph-X with animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team, hence the name. Where the virus in RPM was Venjix, here it is Evox. There were two seasons of it, but with the same name, unlike the past few years. It ran from March 2nd, 2019 to December 12th, 2020, in total.

Watch now on Netflix
26. Power Rangers Dino Fury (2021)

The latest iteration of the show debuted on Nickelodeon in February of this year but was recently brought to Netflix, a reflection of where television is going in general. Here, the dinosaur theme is present for the fourth time. Alien beings called Sporix arrive on Earth and the newest Power Rangers must wield the power of the dinosaurs to defend our planet.

Watch now on Netflix
Sports Strength

Conor McGregor’s Next Fight, Everything We Know So Far

Conor McGregor fights are always eventful for one reason or another but his last fight against Dustin Poirier was something else entirely. We look back on the event, the fallout from it and what could be next for the Irishman.

Conor McGregor’s Last Fight: McGregor Vs. Poirier At UFC 264

If you saw the fight, you know that it ended horrifically, with Conor breaking his tibia in an incident that brought people flashbacks to Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman’s similar injuries. We now know that Conor came into the fight with stress fractures which were then worsened by Poirier’s checks of his leg kicks and his kick at Poirier’s elbow.

In terms of the event, it did very well. It was the second highest-selling MMA pay-per-view of all time, second only to UFC 229 when Conor fought Khabib. It earned around $15.7 million in sales and the Vegas crowd was 20,062 strong.

How Conor McGregor Approached The Fight

The story of the first rematch was that Conor McGregor came in only worrying about boxing because his large plans included a fight with Manny Pacquiao next. For this reason, the wrestling and leg kicks caught him off guard and were a big part of why he got finished. In his own words, “a little single disciplined in my approach and stance with mostly boxing.” However, framing things this way, even if it’s true, was never fair to Dustin Poirier. That’s why it was so great that we got the trilogy fight, so everything could be settled. Of course, the result wasn’t as final as we’d hoped.

Most avid fans were not fooled by Conor’s “shooting ass shelling ass bitch,” and “little bitch kicks from a shell” comments from Twitter a few months ago. It was important to remember that coming into his rematch with Nate Diaz, leg kicks were a big part of his game. Through all of his vintage trash talk, even though it didn’t always seem like it, Conor McGregor undoubtedly respects all aspects of mixed martial arts and used every tool in his arsenal to try to get the win at UFC 264.

In terms of his own offense, McGregor did have success with boxing very early on in the fight. Despite the result, his timing and accuracy are still some of the best we’ve ever seen in the sport. A change that some predicted Conor could make for this third fight was making kicks a bigger part of his attack, and although we acknowledged that his gas tank likely couldn’t support a kick-heavy attack for anything close to 25 minutes, that’s exactly what he did. Just like he did back at featherweight, he came out throwing a variety of kicks.

He also went all the way in on a guillotine, which was a surprise to those that followed his interview before the fight because he dismissed submission wins entirely. It was also puzzling that he’d commit to something with such a high risk against Poirier, who is more experienced in Jiu-Jitsu than him.

How Much Conor McGregor Got Paid

Before the fight, it was tough to say how much Conor would be paid, but we could make an educated guess based on his past purses. For his last few fights before the second Poirier fight, Conor was getting a base pay of $3 million, but for the rematch at UFC 257, he was guaranteed $5 million. It was safe to assume that the Irishman would make either the same or slightly less for the trilogy bout, considering he was coming in off a loss.

Now that the event is over and we have some purse numbers, we can see that Conor was still guaranteed $5 million for the fight.

How Long Will Conor McGregor Need To Recover From His Injury?

Conor McGregor will be on crutches for the next six weeks, as he announced on his Instagram right after surgery. However, the injury isn’t as simple as Conor getting off crutches and getting right back to training. He will have to spend months simply relearning how to walk and move properly with the new titanium rod in his leg. The truth is that it’s likely that his leg will never be the same. But if all goes well, we could see him healthy enough to be back in the octagon for very late this year or early 2022.

What’s Next For Conor McGregor?

Past recovery and rehabilitation for his injury, it’s really tough to say what the future looks like for Conor McGregor. Predicting his future opponents is one thing (and we do that later in the article), but it’s almost up in the air how he’ll look in a cage.

Conor’s coach John Kavanagh did an interview with Laura Sanko the day after the fight, and he was optimistic about things, even commenting that Conor looked great in the fight up until the injury, but that felt a little delusional to most. Conor had some success with some big kicks, but he ended up engaging in the grappling when Dustin found some boxing success of his own. On his back, despite his elbows, Dustin mostly worked him in a way that could have brought Conor flashbacks of the Khabib fight.

The truth about Conor is that it’s still really tough to gauge where he is as a fighter relative to his peers. He’s absolutely lost four of his last seven in MMA, which would suggest a fall since his featherweight run where he went undefeated, but a deeper dive into those losses does Conor favors. One of the four is to Nate, who he’s since beaten; one is to Khabib, the best grappler in the sport, and the other two are both to Dustin, arguably the best lightweight on the planet. Conor’s fans will call him the best, and his haters will call him the worst when of course, the truth is somewhere in the middle.

To get a real sense of where Conor is and answer the questions about whether the game has passed him, he needs a bigger sample size of opponents. This brings us to his next fight.

Potential Match-Up #1: Dustin Poirier

Two fighters rarely fight each other four times, but it does happen. By the end of their careers, it looks like Conor and Dustin could step into the cage against each other one more time, and that just might be what’s next for Conor. The argument would be that they were one apiece and that though Dustin technically won the trilogy bout via doctor stoppage, it was inconclusive. It must be said that another fighter wouldn’t be afforded such a luxury, but Conor isn’t just any old fighter.

As much as a fourth fight could excite fans, we’re not sure that would be great for Conor. Notoriously (no pun intended), MMA doesn’t do tune-up fights in the way that boxing fights, but it’s probably best that Conor gets a fight against someone lower down the food chain before he goes for Dustin again. One, because adjusting to the injury could take some time. Two, because Dustin could be champion by then, and Conor would have to win at least one fight to challenge for the title.

Potential Match-Up #2: Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos, or RDA as most call him, is not a name known to most casual fans, but that doesn’t mean he’s not an incredible fighter. He’s the former lightweight champion, and if his name does ring a bell, it’s likely because RDA is who Conor McGregor was scheduled to fight at UFC 196 after he knocked out José Aldo. RDA broke his foot and ended up pulling out, forcing Conor to take on Nate Diaz.

So why does the fight make sense now, you ask. RDA was actually the backup fighter for UFC 264, which means that he made weight at the same time as all of the other fighters on the card just in case something happened to either man in the main event. It gives the UFC a fight to fall back on in a bad scenario, and even if nothing happens, it puts some money in the backup fighter’s pockets and puts them in good stead with the company.

Backstage at the weigh-ins, Conor and RDA exchanged some words which had fans excited about a future match-up between them. Now is the most sense it’s made in a while to make that fight, with the two close to each other in the rankings and already have a history together.

Stylistically, it’s a tough match-up for Conor. Just like Dustin, dos Anjos is a southpaw with good boxing, wrestling, and leg kicks. Though RDA has racked up a few losses in the last few years, his strength of resumé is incredibly high. He’s arguably had the toughest schedule in the entire sport for a few years now, with fights booked against Khabib Nurmagomedov, Kamaru Usman, Tony Ferguson, Colby Covington, and Eddie Alvarez, all before they went on to become champions or interim champions. Most of them beat him with wrestling, which Conor would not do, but with years of tough fights behind him, RDA is also a winnable fight for Conor at this stage.

Potential Match-Up #3: Nate Diaz

Last but not least is a man that all Conor fans and MMA fans are familiar with. None other than Nathan Diaz.

This is a fight that Dana has even acknowledged the UFC could go back to at any point in time, but with the two both coming off of a pair of losses, it makes perfect sense right now. It’s a massive trilogy fight for the UFC to sell, and it’s winnable for both men. For Conor specifically, the sense of danger is there to spectators because we’ve all seen what Nate can do to Conor, so a win here gives him some momentum moving forward.

Consoles Gaming

The 15 Best Horror Games On Switch

Just like watching horror movies is polarising for people, playing horror games has always had people split right down the middle. Some gamers love the thrill and suspense that comes with the jump scares and spookiness that comes with horror games and some gamers don’t understand why you would ever put yourself through something like that.

The Nintendo Switch has grown an immense amount in popularity in the past year and a half and the perception that largely comes along with it is the family-friendly, cute-looking games that Nintendo has been known for decades. However, it does boast a breadth of horror games that are well worth playing – if that’s your thing, of course.

To help you out, here’s a list of what we believe to be the fifteen best horror games on the Nintendo Switch.

1. Alien: Isolation

Taking a classic franchise back to its roots is Alien: Isolation, credited with not just being a good horror game of the bunch that have made their way to the Switch, but genuinely one of the better ones ever made. Set on a space station, this one is all about stealth and survival, which only makes those inevitable bigger horror moments all the more fear-inducing. In the first-person perspective, you play as Amanda Ripley, and along with the main obvious enemy are hostile humans and androids, bringing variety.

Buy now, $34.99
2. Amnesia: Collection

The Amnesia Collection contains three games; The Dark Descent, A Machine For Pigs and Justine. The first of those is widely regarded as the best, but the entire thing is worth playing since you have it anyway. The first game sees you in the classic horror scenario of waking up somewhere with no memory of anything. Your job is to figure things out, all the while maneuvering through a castle and defending yourself against The Gatherers.

Buy now, $29.99
3. Bendy And The Ink Machine

Bendy And The Ink Machine is a great one because of the context of the horror. Characters are being drawn in an animation studio by an animator who has come out of retirement, but the ink is supernatural, which means it brings them to life. In first-person, you play as Henry Stein, the animator. The game is split up into a few chapters and players must play through puzzles and challenges and defeat enemies.

Buy now, $29.99
4. Blair Witch

Released on the Nintendo Switch just last year, as the name suggests, this Bloober Team game is based on the Blair Witch films, a well-respected horror franchise. This game is set in 1996, two years after The Blair Witch Project takes place. It follows Ellis Lynch while he searches for a missing boy in Black Hills Forest. Being alone in the woods will really always be a great setting for any kind of horror content and arguably, the plot devices work better here than in the movies. Either way, if you’ve consumed and been a fan of the movies, this is a must-play game.

Buy now, $29.99
5. Dead By Daylight

This is probably the most popular title on this list, largely because of how it got picked up by streamers. Tens of thousands of streamers have streamed it and at any given time, it’s one of the top fifteen most streamed games out. In a group of five, one of you is the killer who must catch the others before they can repair the seven generators and exit the area. The survivors can also fight back with special perks and items that are scattered throughout the maps. With different perks, load-outs, and tactics possible, you can get hours of fun from this game. Running away with the killer behind you is suspense like no other.

Buy now, $29.99
6. Deadly Premonition Origins

Developed and published by TOYBOX, Deadly Premonition is an open-world survival horror game. Greenvale, Washington is a fictional town in which numerous murders have taken place and you, in the shoes of FBI Special Agent Francis York Morgan, must solve the cases and find the identity of the Raincoat Killer. It’s very easy to get lost in this world, which is all you want from a horror, really.

Buy now, $29.99
7. Detention

Detention is a special game because of how nuanced it is. It’s set during the White Terror period in Taiwan and inspired by Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. Wei and Ray are students at Greenwood High School but they find themselves trapped there when a typhoon is about to hit. Now, it’s haunted by evil creatures called the Lingered. The characters are layered and their backstories do a great job of putting the player in their shoes, which only makes the horror even scarier. The soundtrack here is especially eerie too.

Buy now, $12.99
8. Five Nights At Freddy’s

The first Five Nights At Freddy’s game from 2014 spawned an entire series of popular horror games. The premise is simple. You are put in the role of a security guard who has the night shift at a pizza place. You sit in the office with access to a bunch of cameras. The only problem is, the cameras show that the animatronics are trying to kill you. They mainly move when you have an eye on them, so juggling them is key. The objective of the game is to survive five nights there, which gets harder and harder to do every night.

Buy now, $7.99
9. Friday The 13th: The Game

If you know anything about the legendary Friday The 13th movies, then you already know most of what to expect here, but that won’t take away from the horror of things. The game, developed by Illfonic and published by Gun Media, offers both a campaign mode and arena-style gameplay. The latter is exactly what you’d imagine a Friday The 13th game to be. It sees you with a group of people trying to escape Jason Vorhees. The campaign, however, gives you a chance to be the killer, a rare spin for horror games. More great news is that the Switch edition comes with all released content that console players had to wait for.

Buy now, $19.99

While INSIDE doesn’t actively try to scare you for most of the game, it’s the entire aura of the puzzle-platformer that really does the trick. Both developed and published by Playdead, players control a boy in a dystopian world as he figures his way through the gloomy, 2.5D environment. If you’re familiar with Limbo, this is made by the same people and runs on the same engine. Many consider this to be one of the greatest games ever made, largely because of its ending that will flip your world upside down and that there are multiple theories about it.

Buy now, $19.99
11. Layers Of Fear: Legacy

Developed by Bloober Team (the same team that made Blair Witch), published by Aspyr, and released on the Switch in 2018, Layers Of Fear is a unique offering in the horror genre. That’s because there’s no main antagonist in the game and it doesn’t rely on jump scares to scare its players, not that there’d be anything wrong with that. Instead, the game plays on your own mind and will have you questioning your sanity. Environments change around you as you traverse the Victorian-era house and try to finish a masterpiece.

Buy now, $19.99
12. Little Nightmares II

Little Nightmares II is mostly considered to be a stronger game than its predecessor, but both are great pick-ups. Released in February of this year, this sequel is actually set before the first game. Making another appearance is Six, who works with the player, Mono, to discover Pale City’s scariest secrets. There are puzzles to get past and while you can fight against smaller enemies, bigger ones require stealth to get past, a healthy mechanic in a horror game that gives the enemies reverence.

Buy now, $29.99
13. Outlast: Bundle Of Terror

Outlast puts you in the shoes of a journalist who is tasked with investigating a psychiatric hospital called Mount Massive Asylum. Once you get in, the gate shuts behind you and the scary reality of what has happened is obvious once you see a mutilated officer warning you to get out with his last breath. Making your way through the hospital trying to unpack its dark secrets is an incredibly fun adventure and there’s no way you can get through this game without getting spooked at least a few times. The great thing about the Bundle Of Terror version that was made for the Switch is that you get the Whistleblower DLC right along with it.

Buy now, $24.99

In OXENFREE, you play as a teenage girl named Alex, who is partying with her stepbrother and their friends before supernatural events occur and they’re tasked with figuring out how to stop it. Despite being a story-driven game here, Night School Studio wanted to make a point of having no cutscenes in the game and it works pretty well. 

Buy now, $9.99
15. Resident Evil Revelations Collection

The Resident Evil games have been a staple in survival horror for a long time, so it’s only right that one of their Switch offerings got a spot on our list. As the name suggests, this collection bundles the two Revelations games together. The sequel is great if you want to try some co-op. If you’re a fan of these, you can also try the Origins Collection.

Buy now, $7.99
Consoles Gaming

The 19 Best Anime Fighting Games

If you’re not clued up on what an anime is, you’re getting closer and closer to becoming the minority as each year passes. Anime has been taking over the world for a few years now, and the silly stigma around it being only for a specific group of people is thankfully wearing away.

An anime is basically a Japanese version of a cartoon. Many of these were part of the western world before we realized what we were even watching – think Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokémon, or Dragon Ball Z. In Japan, manga (Japanese comic books that anime series often spawn from) sell hundreds of millions of copies. You can read about some of the best-selling manga of all time here.

Now, you’re probably familiar with what a fighting game is, but the name can cause some confusion if gaming isn’t your thing. Yes, a lot of games have fighting or some form of combat in them, but they’re not all necessarily fighting games. Fighting games, as the name suggests, are all about fighting. They’re generally centered around close-range combat between two or more players, like Street Fighter, Soul Caliber, or Tekken.

So those are anime series and fighting games in a nutshell, now if we put them together… see where we’re going with this?

Whether you’re into anime and want to experience it from a gaming side or you want to ease into some anime fandom with some gaming, this list might just be right for you. We’ve compiled a list of the 19 best anime fighting games that have ever been made. Check them out below in alphabetical order.

1. BlazBlue: Cross Tag Battle

This game is a crossover fighting game just like Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but with characters from BlazBlue, Persona 4 Arena, Under Night In-Birth, Arcana Heart, Senran Kagura, Akatsuki Blitzkampf, and for the first time, Rooster Teeth’s original series RWBY. Many of those games appear on this list, so this is a great one to pick up to either get familiar with them or if you already are. The game, developed and published by Arc System Works, offers 2v2 battles and tag-ins.

Buy now, $14.99
2. Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax

Developed by French Bread and Ecole Software and published by Sega, Dengeki Bunko: Fighting Climax is another game that boasts a roster from multiple franchises. Characters from Virtua Fighter, Sword Art Online, Valkyria Chronicles, and more make appearances here. The benefit of being published by Sega is that many of the arenas are made up from classic games of theirs, like Sonic The Hedgehog. Fighting with those environments in the back is fun. Also unique to this game is the fact that you pick the main character to fight with and an assist character who you can also control.

Buy now, $36.99
3. Dragon Ball FighterZ

The Dragon Ball series boasts some of the best anime fighters that have ever been made, which is why it has not one, not two, but three on this list. Dragon Ball FighterZ though is arguably the best of the bunch. Developed by Arc System Works (who also developed the aforementioned BlazBlue game on the list), this is a 2.5D game that has won a bunch of Best Fighting Game awards. It doesn’t bring anything new to the genre, but it does everything about as well as it can be done.

Buy now, $8.99
4. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai 3

Budokai 3 was developed by Dimps and published by Atari for the PlayStation 2 way back in 2004. There are 42 playable characters, and while every character in the game was supposed to have their own story on story mode, just eleven characters ended up making the cut for it, likely due to time constraints. Compared to the two games that come before it, Budokai 3 boasts being the closest looking to the real anime. While Tenkaichi 3 (which is next on this list) gets praise, many fans consider this to be the better fighting game.

Buy now, $28.85
5. Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3

This is the third and final game in the Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi series. Available on the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo Wii, the game was first released in 2007. There are a whopping 98 characters available to play as here and if you know anything about Dragon Ball, you know that there are a lot more in different forms too. It makes for one of the largest rosters in any fighting game ever. This game allows for players to play specific arenas in the day or night-time, which makes recreating scenes from the anime a lot easier.

Buy now
6. Fate/unlimited codes

Available on Arcade, PlayStation 2, and the very underrated PSP, Fate/unlimited codes is based on the Japanese adult visual novel Fate/stay night. It’s a 3D game that makes use of the width and height advantage and players generally tend to feel like combinations here require some skill to master. Other than that technical side, this is a fighting game that’s good enough to fit into the crowd.

Buy now, $51.59
7. Guilty Gear Xrd

Guilty Gear has been around since the late 90s with Xrd being the fifth entry in the main series. We picked out this game in particular for the list, but truthfully you can pick anything from the series and have an enjoyable experience. This game, in particular, stands out for its accessibility, with many calling the game a great entry point for beginners to the anime fighting game genre or fighting games in general, largely because of its tutorial mode but also a simple interface with fewer characters.

Buy now, $4.49
8. JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle

Released in Japan in 2013 and North America, Europe, and Australasia in 2014, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All-Star Battle is just one of ten games in the main series where the most recent game is from 2019, and the oldest is from way back in 1993. Only available on the PlayStation 3, the game features more than three dozen characters from all of JoJo’s story arcs. Characters here are true to the series, and there’s even a story mode where events from the manga series can be replayed.

Buy now, $39.37
9. Jump Ultimate Stars

Jump Ultimate Stars was only released on the Nintendo DS in Japan and it’s from way back in 2006, but if you can get your hands on it, you’re in for a treat. Developed by Ganbarion, this game is a massive crossover including characters from 41 different anime series like Yu-Gi-Oh!, Naruto, One Piece, and more indisputable classics. The arenas you play in are interactive, with some walls and floors being destructible. If this one is unplayable to you because it’s inaccessible, we recommend Jump Force for a newer game in the series.

Buy now, 99¢

Some games on this list are great entry points if anime fighting games haven’t been your thing up until now, but this isn’t one of them. It’s a little niche and you’ll benefit greatly from knowing what has happened in Trigger’s KILL La KILL anime series before you jump in. Especially episode three, because that’s where this game takes place. Some great news for fans of the anime is that the same voice actors voice the game’s characters and just like the fights in the series, the fighting here is hectic and fast-paced.

Buy now, $6.59
11. Melty Blood

In addition to being a fighting game, Melty Blood is a visual novel. Co-created by Type-Moon and French-Bread, it offers many of the features that fans of fighting games love. You can chain combinations, you can cancel attacks and you can use a super bar (known here as a Magic Circuit) to replenish health or unleash ultimate attacks. If you play it and you’re a fan, you’ll be pleased to know that a new game in the main series, Melty Blood: Type Lumina, is expected later this year.

Buy now, $4.99
12. My Hero One’s Justice 2

My Hero Academia is a manga that has been in production since 2014, boasting 30 volumes. It’s very popular and My Hero One’s Justice 2 is the third game based around it. The sequel to My Hero One’s Justice was released in March of 2020. The general consensus around this game is that it takes all of the best elements from the first game, keeps them, and mixes them in a pot with some great new features like destructible environments, new characters, and a mission mode.

Buy now, $14.99
13. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4

If you’ve ever played any one of the previous games in this series, you already know what to expect here. Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 was released in February of 2016 and has sold 6 million copies to date. The game has a story mode that you can enjoy, but the gameplay is really what is at the forefront here. What makes Naruto games unique in the anime fighting genre is that just like characters in the manga and anime do, you can wall-run, which really keeps the combat dynamic.

Buy now, $6.89
14. Nitroplus Blasterz: Heroines Infinite Duel

Nitroplus is a Japanese visual novel video game developer that is responsible for some big and respected titles. What this game does is it crosses over heroines from various of their releases, brings them together, and lets you pit them against each other. There is a total of 32 characters, 14 of which are playable and 18 of which are support characters. Mechanics are simple and there are just five buttons in use here: light attack, medium attack, heavy attack, escape action, and heavy action.

Buy now, $4.99
15. One Piece: Pirate Warriors 4

This is technically an action-adventure game, so the fighting that happens here isn’t done in the same way as most of the other games on this list, but we can assure you, fighting is the vast majority of what you do here. The story just has more of an impact on things. One Piece has sold 480 million copies of its manga worldwide, so a successful game series was one of the obvious things to do. Pirate Warriors 4 is arguably the best offering in the series.

Buy now, $17.99
16. Persona 4 Arena

Even if you’re not heavily into anime, you might still be aware of the Persona series. Persona 4 Arena takes place just two months after the events of Persona 4, but there’s no real plot that affects the gameplay, so you won’t need to know what has happened before to enjoy this game. Considering this was the series’ first step outside of the RPG genre, they did exceptionally well, with fans and critics praising the game for its 2D art style and general gameplay.

Buy now, $12.99
17. Tatsunoko Vs. Capcom: Ultimate All-Stars

Released in December of 2008, this is yet another crossover fighting game. Developed by Eighting and published by Capcom, just the name of the game should tell you that you can expect a roster full of big names. Ryu, Chun-Li, MegaMan Volnutt, and more make appearances. The fighting style here is tag team and is set in a 2.5D environment.

Buy now, $43.97
18. The King Of Fighters XIII

At the time of writing, this game is just a few days away from turning 11 years old. Developed and published by SNK Playmore, The King Of Fighters XIII was first released as an arcade game and then on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 a year later, with iOS, Android and PC releases all coming in subsequent years. This game replaces some features of its predecessor like the zooming camera and the Guard Attack. In place of them are features like EX Mode and HyperDrive Mode.

Buy now. $4.99
19. Under Night In-Birth

Released in September of 2012, Under Night In-Birth follows suit with the mechanics from most of the 2D fighters on this list. There are light, medium, and heavy attacks, all with the ability to be canceled or turned into super and special moves. There is an impressive roster of characters that all have their own feel while also being balanced. There is also a plot that once again, you don’t necessarily have to follow closely to be able to appreciate the game.

Buy now, $12.49
Grind Money

What Is Tyler, The Creator’s Net Worth?

Fresh off of the release of his last album, CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST, Tyler, The Creator is the man of the hour in Hip-Hop at the moment. His sheer creativity is showing itself more than ever right now, especially with his performance at the BET Awards, which the general consensus said was the best of the night. Though his wider respect has only come in the last few years, Tyler has been around for a little over a decade now. In that time, he’s accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $16 million. Here’s how he did it.

Music & Touring

Since entering the game with Bastard in 2009 and dropping his debut album Goblin in 2011, Tyler, The Creator’s commercial success has only seen growth. Goblin sold around 45k copies the first week. His next album Wolf came two years later and with it, he sold roughly 89k copies the first week. For CHERRY BOMB, which split fans right down the middle, there was a slight dip, with Tyler selling just 51k copies the first week. No matter though because with another one of his famed two-year gaps between albums, Tyler returned with the critically acclaimed Flower Boy which sold 106k copies the first week. That’s an important one because it marks Tyler’s first album since streaming was really introduced. 70k of that number came from pure sales though, with the artist’s fanbase being extremely loyal. For his next album Igor, Tyler moved a very respectable 165k copies in its first week of release. With his most recent LP, Tyler managed to sell around 177k copies, continuing his streak of increasing each number.

Just like how for the most part, Tyler, The Creator’s albums became more and more commercially successful, the same can basically be said for his supporting tours. He’s yet to tour his most recent effort for obvious reasons, but for his last tour, Billboard reported that Tyler sold 225,703 tickets over the course of the 31-show tour which grossed him $12.8 million. He averaged around $414k per night on the tour for Igor, which contributed very nicely to his $16 million net worth.

Golf Wang Clothing Line

It shouldn’t surprise you that Tyler is a creative – it is part of his name, after all. One of his earliest avenues for expressing himself was by designing clothes when he was a child and now, a decade and a half later, he’s turned his own clothing line into one of his most successful endeavors.

In an interview with Ebro In The Morning in 2015, Tyler was asked if he could live comfortably just off of the money that was coming in off of his Golf Wang clothing line and he responded yes. That’s pretty insane considering it wasn’t even taking Odd Future merchandise into account and considering the fact that touring is usually the be all end all for musical artists.

Tyler’s uniqueness shines through in not only the designs but the philosophy around his clothing. He’s been quoted as saying that if famous people wore the line it “could be the worst thing possible” because he doesn’t want to become a trend that comes and goes. Caring as he does is exactly why Golf Wang is so lucrative for him.


Tyler has a ‘no fucks given’ attitude, sometimes to a fault in his career. His musical content has matured along with him, but some things will live with him forever. You couldn’t fault Tyler for not being aware of this though. For years, his Twitter handle was @fucktyler, but he changed it to @tylerthecreator a few years ago. It was a business decision.

“My stock just went up because of that name change and only idiots won’t understand that,” he said. “How can I contact corporations like ‘yo, invest a bunch of money in me, I got a bunch of really good ideas’… that first impression is automatically out the window.”

Despite a somewhat controversial past, Tyler has been with some big brands in the past. For years he was with Vans, a brand he genuinely wore and he felt saw his vision. However, he hit a ceiling there. “Vans wouldn’t let me grow,” he said. From there, he made the jump to Converse and he has released a few pairs of sneakers with the brand.

Culture Movies/TV

The 14 Best-Selling Manga of All-Time

Just a few years ago, there seemed to be a stigma around manga and anime that has certainly since been shaken. The community seems to be growing significantly larger year by year and an increasing number of people who are into random TV series and comics are trying out some of the Japanese content.

An anime is basically a Japanese cartoon. Anime is certainly more popular than manga, at least in the Western world. Many of us were into anime as children before we even knew it. Think Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh! and Pokémon. Where anime is the Japanese version of cartoons, manga is basically the Japanese version of comic books and graphic novels. Just like shows often are with comic books, a lot of anime often starts with manga.

To bring you up to speed on the world of manga, we’ve compiled a list of the 14 best-selling manga of all time. Here they are, from top to bottom.

1. One Piece (Shueisha, 1997 – Present)

Few manga on this list are still in print today, but One Piece is one of them, nearing its 100th volume. Right now, it’s the best-selling manga series on the planet, with an estimated 480 million copies sold worldwide. It follows Monkey D. Luffy, whose body gains the properties of rubber, while he searches for the treasure known as One Piece.

Buy now, $8.40
2. Golgo 13 (Shogakukan, 1968 – Present)

Golgo 13 is the longest-running manga series on this list, starting in October of 1968 and still in production. There are a couple of hundred volumes that have sold 300 million copies. It’s about a professional assassin who must do his job while the CIA, FBI, and US Army try to hunt him down.

Buy now, $9.99
3. Dragon Ball (Shueisha, 1984 – 1995)

This is definitely the name on this list that most people who aren’t into manga or anime will recognize, especially its sequel Dragon Ball Z. Dragon Ball has approximate sales of 260 million. The series essentially follows Son Goku as he tries to collect the Dragon Balls, but of course, it goes many places from there.

Buy now, $2.60
4. Naruto (Shueisha, 1999 – 2014)
Simon & Schuster

Naruto follows its title character, a ninja called Naruto Uzumaki, as he aims to achieve his goal of being Hokage, the leader of his village. The anime is famous for having hundreds and hundreds of episodes, but its manga was 72 volumes. To date, it has sold approximately 250 million copies worldwide.

Buy now, $9.53
5. Detective Conan (Shogakukan, 1994 – Present)

Detective Conan, also known to some as Case Closed, is a story about a high school detective called Shinichi Kudo who turns into a child while investigating a particularly strange organization. It has sold an estimated 230 million copies and is still in print today, nearing its 100th volume.

Buy now, $7.67
6. Black Jack (Akita Shoten, 1973 – 1983)

Coming in at sixth place with sales of 176 million is Black Jack. Written and illustrated by Osamu Tezuka, it’s named after its title character. Set in the 1970s, Black Jack is a doctor who does good deeds, but rarely gets recognized for it. There were just 25 volumes in the decade it was in production.

Buy now, $12.50
7. Doraemon (Shogakukan, 1969 – 1996)

Doraemon is a robotic cat who time travels so that a boy called Nobita Nobi can be assisted. It’s neither a Shōnen nor a Seinen and is aimed at children. Selling 170 million copies worldwide, it’s hard to overstate how big this is in Japan. Doraemon has previously been named Japan’s anime ambassador and appeared alongside the country’s Prime Minister at the 2016 Olympics.

Buy now, $17.99
8. Slam Dunk (Shueisha, 1990 – 1996)

As you may have guessed from the name, Slam Dunk is a manga based around basketball. The plot is that a boy, Hanamichi Sakuragi, meets a love interest, Haruko Akagi, who convinces him to join their high school basketball team. He’s not interested at first, but it quickly becomes a passion of his. In six years, 157 million copies were sold.

Buy now, $5.03
9. KochiKame: Tokyo Beat Cops (Shueisha, 1976 – 2016)
The Puppeter

With a whopping 200 volumes, KochiKame focuses on a policeman named Kankichi Ryotsu. It’s almost like a written sitcom. Each episode centers around a money-making scheme that Kankichi thinks of, only for it to blow up in his face by the end. In three decades, this manga series sold 156.5 million copies.

Buy now, $7.71
10. Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (Shueisha, 2016 – 2020)

Demon Slayer is the newest and one of the shortest manga on this list by a mile, starting just a few years ago in 2016 and ending last year. The anime is also insanely popular. To date, the manga series has sold 150 million copies, an impressive number for such a short time span. As of December last year, the entire franchise had generated the equivalent of $2.6 billion in Japan.

Buy now, $7.39
11. Crayon Shin-chan (Futabasha, 1990 – Present)

Still in print, Crayon Shin-chan has been around in some form since it debuted in Weekly Manga Action in 1990. It follows a five-year-old named Shinnosuke Nohara and his loved ones. It has sold approximately 148 million copies.

Buy now, $6.48
12. Oishinbo (Shogakukan, 1983 – 2014)

Next up is Oishinbo which is currently on hiatus due to criticism it received for its portrayal of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster. Plans are to bring it back for a short while before ending it. At the time of writing, the show about the culinary journalist and his wife has sold around 135 million copies.

Buy now, $10.65
13. Bleach (Shueisha, 2001 – 2016)

In print from 2001 to 2016, Bleach is about a fifteen-year-old who is a Soul Reaper (similar to a grim reaper.) It’s been a great success, boasting an anime series, a film, musicals, a trading card game, novels, and more. 120 million copies have been sold to date.

Buy now, $6.91
14. Astro Boy (Kobunsha, 1952 – 1968)

Last up is Astro Boy (known as Mighty Atom in Japan), which has sold an estimated 100 million copies. A man called Umataro Tenma mourns the death of his son and creates an android with human emotions. He eventually wants to live life as a human boy.

Buy now, $31
Culture Music

The 20 Best Tyler, The Creator Songs Of All Time

Earlier this month, a billboard appeared which read “CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST” and had a number written on it. Naturally, people called it, and it didn’t take long for people to realize that the voicemail that you could hear was Tyler, The Creator, and his mother talking. When fans tried uploading the voicemail to SoundCloud, they got a takedown notice, which is how we learned that it was actually a track called ‘MOMMA TALK.’ After a long silence, it felt like an album was near.

Not too long afterward, we got the first single ‘LUMBERJACK’ and then Tyler announced that CALL ME IF YOU GET LOST was actually the name of his album and that it would be out this Friday, June 25th. Of course, DJ Drama was on the single and is on ‘WUSYANAME’, so perhaps the new project is a Gangsta Grillz. While we look forward to the new body of work, in anticipation of it, let’s take a look back at the best Tyler, The Creator songs of all time.

1. ‘911 / Mr. Lonely’

This dual-track was basically our first impression of Flower Boy and in hindsight, it set the scene pretty well. Though they’re not credited, Frank Ocean, ScHoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky, Steve Lacy, and Anna Of The North all appear on the song. There’s an interesting dichotomy between the content of the lyrics and the feel of the production going on here which is classic Tyler.

2. ‘Answer’

In spite of the intentionally offensive content that Tyler was going for in those early years, his albums always still have some nuanced subject matter. ‘Answer’ is that track on Wolf. On it, the artist talks to three people who won’t answer his call, all for different reasons. The first is his father, who Tyler has only met a few times in his life. The second is his grandmother who passed away in 2012. The third is a girl who Tyler claims hates his guts.

3. ‘Colossus’

‘Colossus’ is a story from Tyler which according to him, really happened. It’s named after the ride at Six Flags, which is where the scene is set. Tyler gets recognized by some fans and one, in particular, is especially excited to see him. The song has drawn comparisons to Eminem’s ‘Stan’, which Tyler insists he didn’t think of while making it.

4. ‘Cowboy’

‘Cowboy’ is a track on the first portion of Wolf that introduces us to Sam in the album’s narrative. You don’t need to know about that to enjoy the song though. There are a bunch of great quotes on this one. “Wolf Haley got more methods (meth heads) than Pinkman” is one. “Life ain’t got no light in it, darker than that closet that n*gga Frankie was hiding in” is another.


One of the standouts from IGOR, ‘EARFQUAKE’ has an impressive history. The song’s title comes not only from the chorus but from the fact that there was an actual earthquake while Tyler was writing it. It was also offered to Justin Bieber and Rihanna, who both declined it. Now, we couldn’t imagine anyone else on these vocals. 10 points to anyone who can recite Playboi Carti’s verse word for word without checking the lyrics first.


‘FUCKING YOUNG / PERFECT’ deserves a spot on this list based on its sound alone, but its content is also somewhere that not a lot of rappers would go. Tyler was 24-years-old when he released it and it’s a song about him falling in love with someone six years younger than him, which would be an 18-year-old. But it’s possible he wrote the song at 23, which gives the lyrics more weight. He sings “a six-year difference is a ten-year sentence”.

7. ‘Garden Shed’

This smooth cut from Tyler’s Flower Boy album is considered by many to be Tyler’s coming-out song, although it couldn’t be argued that Tyler hadn’t tried long before it. Even taking Tyler’s personal investment into the song out of it, ‘Garden Shed’ is an incredible commentary on being in the closet. Estelle was a strange but perfect choice for a feature.

8. ‘I THINK’

‘I THINK’ is a wonderful look into the mind of someone falling in love. The beat feels purposely chaotic to convey those emotions, but Tyler and Solange’s vocals feel like peace within the commotion. They go perfectly well together.

9. ‘IFHY’

‘IFHY’ stands for ‘I Fucking Hate You’ and features one of Tyler’s biggest musical inspirations, Pharrell. It’s another common favorite amongst Tyler and Odd Future fans for its vibe and the musical journey it takes you on. The N.E.R.D. influence is present all over Tyler’s discography and especially so here.

10. ‘OKAGA, CA’

In July of 2016, Tyler called this his favorite song he’s made (although that seems to have since been replaced by a song that comes later on this list) and it’s the favorite for an overwhelming portion of his fan base too. Of course, Okaga is not a real place in California and when he was asked about it around the time that CHERRY BOMB came out, Tyler said people would know in a few years. A few years later and we’re still guessing.

11. ‘Potato Salad’

This is just one of the Tyler, The Creator, and A$AP Rocky collaborations on this list. The two were rumored to be working on a joint album called WANG$AP a few years ago but Tyler shot down dreams by saying it doesn’t exist. ‘Potato Salad’ is a preview into that and we love it. Some of the gaming wordplay is on the nose but welcome anyway. Honestly, a freestyle over Monica’s ‘Knock Knock’ could be in anyone’s top 20.

12. ‘Rusty’

You haven’t truly experienced this song completely if you’ve never seen Tyler, Domo, and Earl’s performance of it on Late Night With David Letterman a few years ago. At a time when Odd Future’s brashness was still at a height and it still felt like they said controversial things for the sake of it, Tyler’s verse here pierces through everything with some refreshing honesty and consciousness. It’s as much of a statement as any Hip-Hop verse can be.

13. ‘See You Again’

Though he called ‘OKAGA, CA’ his favorite song on Twitter in 2016, in 2017, Tyler called ‘See You Again’ his favorite. It was originally written for Zayn Malik, who missed two different studio sessions, so Tyler ended up keeping the song for himself. It’s a quintessential love song about a dream-like partner who Tyler only sees when his eyes are closed.

14. ‘Seven’

Listening back to Tyler rapping as a hungry 17-year-old is insane. ‘Seven’ is one of the standouts from his debut album Bastard and still holds up to this day.

15. ’She’

To this day, ‘She’ remains one of the signature songs in Tyler’s discography. It’s a cult classic. Frank Ocean plays a girl’s lover and Tyler is her obsessed stalker. Tyler’s gritty voice and edgy lyrics contrast beautifully with Frank Ocean’s silky chorus. A few days ago, Tyler released ‘WUSYANAME’ and had fans wondering if it’s part of a trilogy that starts with this song.

16. ‘Slater’

On one of the covers for Wolf, you’ll see Tyler on a bike. That bike is called Slater, and this song is named after it. The song’s themes are broader than that though, and act more like a stream of consciousness for Tyler. He covers being on Kanye West’s private jet listening to ‘Cowboy’ (which appears earlier on this list), not needing to be high to come up with creative music and his own clothing.


It wouldn’t be right if SMUCKERS didn’t make this list. The song features Rap titans Kanye West and Lil Wayne, but Tyler holds his own with his charisma and wit. There’s no individual show-stealing here, but one of the many highlights of the song is Wayne and Tyler’s back and forth in the second half. Sharp punchlines over vintage production, what more could you ask for?

18. ‘Transylvania’

I remember the first time I heard this track like it was yesterday. I couldn’t have been older than 15, and the idea of someone deepening their voice and rapping from the perspective of Dracula was insane to me. The lyrics go out of their way to be ignorant, and it fits so well here over the loud production.

19. ‘Who Dat Boy’

54 seconds. That’s how long it takes for us to hear any vocals on this song. Everything before that is a suspenseful intro that works so well because the beat drop is stupid. It’s songs like these that have us hoping that Tyler goes back to doing gritty Hip-Hop again. ‘LUMBERJACK’ is right in that lane too.

20. ‘Yonkers’

Most people’s first impression of Odd Future in general, Yonkers was an oddly perfect introduction to the world of Tyler, The Creator. The beat was somewhat haunting and the lyrics matched. While people loved the instrumental, we later found out that it was made as a mockery of New York beats, hence the name. That this song was Tyler’s breakout despite its controversial lyrics says everything it needs to about what we’ve experienced since 2009. Really, we shouldn’t be surprised.

Sports Strength

Conor McGregor’s Next Fight, Everything We Know So Far

Earlier this year, Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier fought for the second time, and the result was just as insane as the first. The first time around, Conor needed just 106 seconds to dismantle Poirier, and in the rematch, which took place in January, Poirier put McGregor to sleep in the second round. Next month, the two will meet for the third time to finally settle the score. Before UFC 264 takes place, here’s everything you need to know.

Date & Time

The fight will take place at UFC 264 on July 10th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. As with most UFC PPVs, the main card will start at 10 PM EST, which means Conor and Dustin will likely fight a little bit before midnight. You can watch it on ESPN.

How To Purchase Tickets

This is a Conor McGregor fight in Las Vegas in the summer right after fans have been deprived of that sort of environment, so naturally, ticket prices are a fortune. The prices range from $500 to $10,000 and of course, they’re going very quickly. You can get tickets here at AXS.

How Conor McGregor Is Preparing

The story of the rematch is that Conor McGregor came in only worrying about boxing because his large plans included a fight with Manny Pacquiao next. For this reason, the wrestling and leg kicks caught him off guard and were a big part of why he got finished. In his own words, “a little single disciplined in my approach and stance with mostly boxing.” However, framing things this way isn’t fair to Dustin Poirier even if it’s true. That’s why it’s so great that we’re getting the trilogy fight, so everything can be settled.

Don’t be fooled by Conor’s “shooting ass shelling ass bitch” and “little bitch kicks from a shell” comments from Twitter a few months ago. It’s important to remember that coming into his rematch with Nate Diaz, leg kicks were a big part of his game. Through all of his vintage trash talk, even though it doesn’t always seem like it, Conor McGregor undoubtedly respects all aspects of mixed martial arts and will use any and every tool he needs to take the win in July.

Considering how compromised Conor’s front leg was in their first fight, properly defending against Poirier’s leg kicks will be key. It’s very likely that Dustin will test Conor’s defense in the opening minutes of the fight. When Dustin appeared on Teddy Atlas’ podcast last month, Teddy gave him the tip of feinting the leg kick and getting a big reaction from Conor, who’ll be overly cautious about them too, so this is going to be a chess game from every aspect.

In terms of his own offense, McGregor did have success with boxing early on in the fight. His timing and accuracy are still some of the best we’ve ever seen in the sport. A change that Conor could make for this third fight that could be crucial is making kicks a bigger part of his attack, although his gas tank likely can’t support a kick-heavy attack for anything close to 25 minutes.

That’s what to look out for in terms of physical changes within the fight, but it’s worth noting that we could see a different attitude from Conor next month too. In February, Conor made a point of going to both Twitter and Instagram to post “No more Mr. nice guy,” potentially pointing to his friendly nature going into the rematch and how it could have affected his mentality. The lead-up to this fight has already been meaner than the first, with the tweets the two traded a few months ago.

How Much Conor McGregor Is Getting Paid

It’s tough to say how much Conor will be paid until after the estimated numbers come out after the fight, but we can make an educated guess based on his past purses. For his last few fights before the second Poirier fight, Conor was getting a base pay of $3 million, but for the rematch at UFC 257, he was guaranteed $5 million. It’s probably safe to assume that the Irishman will make either the same or slightly less for this bout, considering he’s coming in off of a loss.

Culture Music

Everything We Know About The New Drake Album, ‘Certified Lover Boy’

For over a decade now, the release of a new Drake project – whether it’s a new album like Scorpion, a collaborative mixtape like What A Time To Be Alive, or a compilation like Dark Lane Demo Tapes – has been a massive event for music fans worldwide. Every time one comes around, records are broken, and we have at least a handful of songs to be summer anthems, to play during long drives, or to play in your bedroom with your headphones on.

The next time we get that feeling will be when Drake releases his new album Certified Lover Boy. It looks like the album is on its way for a mid-2021 release so to prepare you, here’s everything we know about the new Drake album.

When Will It Be Out?

At a recent battle rap event that he was at (where he gave a whopping $150k to the winner), Drake did an interview where he was asked whether he’d be at the next event. He replied that he wasn’t sure he could make it because he had to work on Certified Lover Boy. When they responded that the event would be at the end of summer, Drake said, “oh yeah, I’ll be there; my album will be out by then.” If you’re being technical and literal, that gives the project a cut-off date of September 21st.

Now, fans were a little bit skeptical about that comment. It was the end of 2018 when Drake said he was going to start work on the new album soon. Then in June of 2019, he confirmed he was in album mode. In December of 2019, when he came out at DaBaby’s show, he said he was finishing up the album. After that, he said it would be out for the summer of 2020. Then, months later, he announced a January 2021 release for CLB, only for the month to come around and for it to be pushed back so that Drake could nurse an injury. It’s been a long journey—the longest that Drake has had in between albums, in fact—but fans are hoping the wait will be well worth it.

What’s The Album Cover?

Drizzy’s album covers have a tendency to be pretty iconic, especially the ones for VIEWS and Nothing Was The Same. Both of them have been memed to death and are instantly recognisable. So what will the cover for Certified Lover Boy be?

The artwork is yet to be released, but we do have an idea about what it could be. Way back in the video for ‘Only You Freestyle’ with Headie One, Drake wore a hoodie with a never-before-seen logo on it and that ended up being the official CLB logo. That could very well be part of the new album cover, but it’s unlikely to be solely that image. Why’s that, you ask?

While looking back at old Drake album covers, we’ve noticed that no matter how big or how small, his own face appears on every single one. Thank Me LaterTake CareNothing Was The SameVIEWS, and Scorpion are all of the rapper’s official albums (If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, and the others that came in between are technically considered mixtapes), and each and every one of them features the rapper’s famous mug on them. He’s been sporting the heart in his haircut for a while now, so we’re betting that that will be a centerpiece on the cover.

What Released Songs Are On The Album?

Of course, an album is nothing without the songs that make it up. What songs will be on Drake’s next effort?

Last summer, Drake put out ‘Laugh Now Cry Later’ which felt like an attempt at a big single when it dropped. It has a catchy chorus and it dropped alongside a massive video that boasted cameos from Druski, Kevin Durant, and OBJ. By the time the album drops, it’ll be around a year old, so perhaps it won’t actually make it to the final tracklist.

In the leadup to the album, Drake put out Scary Hours 2, a bundle of three songs – ‘What’s Next, ‘Lemon Pepper Freestyle,’ and ‘Wants And Needs. Only the first of that trio got a video, and so some fans treated it as though it was the second single. It’s not unusual for a Drake song to appear as part of an EP and then feature on an album. Way back with the first Scary Hours is how we originally heard ‘God’s Plan,’ which, of course, ended up making it to the B side of Scorpion.

That covers music that is already out that could appear on the LP, but what do we know about songs that haven’t officially been released that might be on it?

What Unreleased Songs Are On The Album?

In the past couple of years, a lot of Drake songs have been leaking. If you’re unfamiliar with what a leak is in music, it’s essentially an unauthorized release. When a song comes out before it was meant to, it’s a leak. There have been so many Drake leaks that he was motivated to pair some of them with some new songs and put out Dark Lane Demo Tapes, a compilation project, last year.

One of the songs that leaked that didn’t make it to that project was ‘Not Around,’ or at least fans dubbed it. The song’s clearly a little unfinished, but that didn’t stop it from being added to people’s playlists when it came out. Last year when he was doing some DJing on Instagram Live, fans kept asking Drake to play the song, to which Drake said, “people keep asking me to play ‘Not Around’… new version on the album, proper version.” It should be acknowledged that that was back in April of 2020 and that the world has literally changed since then, but it’s worth noting that we could still hear a final version of it on the project.

Not long ago on Instagram, in the early hours of the morning, Drake posted a snippet of a song and captioned it ‘Fair Trade’, confirming its title. Snippets can often be just a few seconds and raise more questions than they answer questions, but Drake let the song play for a while before cutting the video off. We get to hear the full first verse, the chorus, and some of the second verse. Some notable lines are “I been losing friends and finding peace but honestly that sound like a fair trade to me” from the chorus and “don’t invite me over next time you throw a pity party” from the second verse. I can already see both of them on Instagram captions. Of course, it’s not certain that this one will be part of the tracklist for Certified Lover Boy, but it’s worth speculating about.

‘Fair Trade’ isn’t the only song that’s been teased through Instagram either. At the end of May, Drake posted a picture of his son Adonis holding up a whiteboard with some of his scribbles on it. The whiteboard is a key part of Drake’s album process because it’s how he figures out what the tracklist for the new album is going to be. The caption is “They keep asking for a tracklist…can’t seem to get one-off” with a laughing emoji. However, the picture does give us an idea of a one-track title. At the top left of the whiteboard, you can see what looks like ‘Champagne Poetry.’ It’s written right under the CLB logo, so if it does appear on the album, perhaps it’ll be the intro. We don’t know how just a song title has gotten us excited, but that’s what’s happened here.

Who Will Be Featured On The New Album?

Previous Drake albums have boasted names like Lil Wayne, JAY-Z, Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and so many more, so the guestlist for Certified Lover Boy is exciting to speculate about. Right now, other than Lil Durk, who would appear on the already released ‘Laugh Now Cry Later,’ there are no confirmed guests. However, Drake has been spotted in the studio with Future and Ron Isley, so those are some people to look out for.

Other Interesting Tidbits…

Drake was in the comments of his dad’s IG Live last year, and a fan mentioned him and complimented VIEWS. Drake responded, saying, “they hated on views just like they will CLB, but it’s music to evolve to.” Some of the criticism of VIEWS came because of the different genres that Drizzy pulled from, so perhaps we can expect some of the same on the new album.

When talking about the album’s length, Drake has also mentioned that this one will be a lot more concise than Scorpion, which came in at 25 tracks in total. This one will likely sit at around 16 tracks, with Drake acknowledging that it’s hard for him to do an incredibly short album when he needs to both sing and rap on it.

Consoles Gaming

The 13 Best Point and Click Horror Games

While point and click games had their time reigning supreme in the gaming world, they haven’t been a popular choice amongst gamers in many genres for a while now. In fact, some people reading this might not even know what a point and click game is. I’d explain it, but its name really does the job better than I ever could.

Most of what you see nowadays with point and clicks are escape rooms and other puzzles like The Room or Please, Don’t Touch Anything, but one of the best kind of point and click games to play are horrors. That’s largely because any kind of monotony you might feel about the literal pointing and clicking is masked with the suspense of what could happen once you activate something.

Below is a list of just over a dozen of the best point and click horror games!

1. Anna: Extended Edition

Developed by Dreampainters Software and released in 2012, Anna is set in an abandoned sawmill. You take the role of a man who has forgotten what has happened to him and must uncover clues to help him find out. Part of what he discovers is an ancient deity, Anna, who lures men into worshipping her which leads them to murder anyone around them or starve themselves for her. Figuring out your own history in relation to this is a psychological rollercoaster. The extended edition is worth playing because it offers new puzzles, environments, better graphics and a new character.

Buy now, $9.99
2. Dark Fall: The Journey

Despite originally being released in 2002, Dark Fall has been re-released multiple times over the years. First in 2003 as Dark Fall: The Journey, then twice in 2009, then in 2013 for Steam. You play as Mr. Crowhurst, a man who receives a message from his brother who works at an abandoned train station and hotel in Dowerton, Dorset. His brother pleads for him to come to the renovation site, saying that some ghost hunters there have found something that has also found them. Your job is to go there and figure out what has happened.

Buy now, $4.99
3. Detention

One of the newest entries on this list, Detention was put out in 2017 by Red Candle Games. Despite its recent release, it takes players back to Taiwan in the 1960s. You’re a student in a school here, except the school is haunted by the lingered and you’re trapped in. Whilst making your way around the building, you’ll come across clues that give you an idea of the school’s history and how it got to where it was. Schools are a surprisingly scary setting for these kinds of games.

Buy now, $11.99
4. Five Nights At Freddy’s

Jump scares are going to be a staple in any kind of horror game. They’re a cheap way of shocking the player and are easy to work in. But what Five Nights At Freddy’s did was base their entire game around them and the result is great. Without a doubt the most popular title on this list, this game series started off in 2014 and has since seen ten main series releases with a handful of spin-offs. You’re a security guard who must take care of a restaurant’s animatronic characters who are not so friendly at night. You have to keep track of all of the cameras for five nights to succeed.

Buy now, $4.99
5. Fran Bow

This one is an indie game from Killmonday Games. Fran Bow is the name of a young girl who tragically comes across her parents after they have been killed. After trying to get out into the woods, she wakes up in a mental institute, tasked with breaking free with her cat, Mr. Midnight. Solve puzzles, interact with characters and examine objects to help you on your way. The art style here is unsettling and gives the game a spooky atmosphere.

Buy now, $14.99
6. Little Misfortune

Fran Bow isn’t the only entry from Killmonday Games here. They also developed Little Misfortune, which is actually set in the same universe as the aforementioned game. If you liked one, you’ll like the other too. This one is a little more dark fantasy and eerie than an joutright horror, but its aura is spooky enough and there are enough scary moments that it makes sense for this list. You play as Misfortune, a little girl who is convinced by a voice she hears to leave her home and go on an adventure of sorts. Just like Fran Bow, the narrative is key here.

Buy now, $14.99
7. Oxenfree

Oxenfree is developed and published by Night School Studio and it was their debut offering. Like Little Misfortune, it’s played from a 2.5D perspective, which means that it looks 3D but you can only move as though it were 2D. Though this is a story-driven game, there are no cutscenes here. A young girl attends a party on an island where something supernatural seems to be in control. If you’re a fan, you’ll be excited to know that a sequel is on its way. Oxenfree II: Lost Signals has been in the works for a while now and is due for a release later this year.

Buy now, $9.99
8. Sally Face

Developed by Steve Gabry, Sally Face is a game that follows a boy of the same name who has a prosthetic face. The game is split up into five episodes. In the first, Sally and his father move into an apartment where the tenets are a little weird and there’s a crime scene to be investigated. That sets them on a spooky adventure.

Buy now, $14.98
9. Sanitarium

Developed by DreamForge Entertainment (and DotEmu for Android and iOS), Sanitarium was released on Windows way back in 1998 and on iOS in 2015. It follows a man who wakes up in a Sanitarium while bandaged up, confused as to why he’s there at all. Of course, this is a list of horrors, so the Sanitarium is far from normal.

Buy now, $9.99
10. Serena

In Serena, a man waits for his wife, the titular character, but he cannot remember anything about her. As he explores the cabin that he awaits her in, items lying around remind him of their relationship and the answers send you on an emotional adventure. The great part here is that this game is entirely free to download and play, but the bad news is that it’s very short. An entire playthrough should only take 60-90 minutes.

11. Still Life

Released in 2005, Still Life is developed by Microïds that is technically a sequel to a 2002 game called Post Mortem, but you can definitely go in blind and still enjoy it. The game follows FBI agent Victoria McPherson on her quest to discover the identity of a serial killer. On her path, she finds out about a bunch of other murders that took place a while ago.

Buy now, $7.99
12. The Cat Lady

The Cat Lady is a very interesting psychological horror because it puts you into the shoes of the so=called enemy. You play as Susan, a middle-aged woman fighting depression who decides to kill herself. However, she’s met with a woman who promises her a happy life if she’ll just kill five, specific people. Susan, with no family or friends to live for, accepts the challenge and it’s your job to go out there and kill the targets. Trippy, eh?

Buy now, $9.99
13. The Walking Dead

If you know anything about the Telltale series, you already know what to expect here. The Walking Dead game is in the conversation for one of their best games. Here, you follow Lee right before the zombie apocalypse begins. Sort of like The Last Of Us, Lee finds a girl called Clementine who he attempts to take through the apocalypse to a sanctuary. If you’ve ever been a fan of the show, this one is basically a must-play.

Buy now, $14.99