Ken McKown writes: I love fighting games. I am not terribly good at any of them, but I really enjoy the entire aspect of them. I grew up in arcades; sticky joysticks and social anxiety were my allies, which likely sounds like a fairytale to modern gamers as arcades are all but extinct now. There are a lot of fighting games now, ever since Street Fighter IV brought about the resurgence of the genre companies have realized that people love to be competitive in one-on-one matches. In that time a sort of subgenre has also cropped up. Anime fighters that feature popular characters from various series and manga have flourished. While not as mainstream in the US as in Japan, these titles definitely have a hardcore following.