Taekwondo match turns into IRL Tekken with health bar and sound effects - Dexerto

Taekwondo match turns into IRL Tekken with health bar and sound effects

Published: 13/Jan/2020 22:44

by Michael Gwilliam


A South Korean martial arts match became an impressive real life fighting game with both competitors have their very own health bar.

Highlights of the match were posted by the YouTube channel TKDNEWS and shows off the two combatants duking it out with flurries of kicks, punches and blocks. But it’s the background that steals the show.

Behind the fighters, a large screen displays photos of the two on the left and right sides along with what can only be described as health bars. When a fighter is hit, their green health is chipped away at. When they are low on health, just like in fighting games, it appears red indicating they are critical.

The screen also features a timer in-between the bars indicating how many minutes remain and what round the two are currently in.

It also appears the screen shows exactly how many points of “health” had been subtracted with each blow. Additionally, a siren of sorts starts sounding whenever a player does something that results in a penalty.

One of the best parts of the video, oddly enough, is its opening which features a combatant coming out to the Rage Against the Machine song “Wake Up.”

“Korea is experimenting with changing taekwondo scoring from simply giving points on contact with valid areas to giving points based on the actual force applied to those areas,” Twitter user AMurderOfBears pointed out.

According to WimpLoTweets, this particular format “has been around since the advent of the 20/20 Armor System that was inspired by fighting games.”

20/20 Armor is a company that makes electronic scoring vests that incorporate video game elements. The end result is a match that is much easier to understand.

It’s cool to see how much of an impact fighting games have had on the world and even traditional Olympic sports.


NickEh30 gets Twitch streamer banned for allegedly stream sniping

Published: 25/Nov/2020 4:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2020 5:07

by Alex Tsiaoussidis


NickEh30’s latest Fortnite tournament was quite a spectacle, but it was tainted by an alleged stream sniper, who was reported and subsequently banned despite maintaining his innocence.

Nick ‘NickEh30’ Amyoony has been hosting a series of Fortnite tournaments in recent months. The latest one was the NickEh30 Cup. It gave players a chance to compete against some of the game’s biggest names in the scene for a chance to win $10,000.  

It was all positive for the most part. A lesser-known professional Fortnite player named  Crumble managed to impress and take home the prize. However, the tournament was marred with some unfortunate stream sniping drama.

NickEh30 Fortnite stream sniping ban

In the final match, several other players landed on NickEh30, including a Twitch streamer named ArchieFN. He eliminated NickEh30 and danced on his body for the better part of 30 seconds.

NickEh30 was less than impressed and looked disappointed and deflated on stream. It was a stark contrast to his usual upbeat and positive vibe. He was convinced ArchieFN was stream sniping and hopped into the replay mode to report him and a few others.

Fortunately, Epic Games responded almost instantly and banned ArchieFN for 24 hours as soon as he returned to the lobby. You can watch a full recap of the incident below and form your own opinion.

However, ArchieFN is maintaining his innocence. He claimed he wasn’t stream sniping at all. Instead, he said he wanted to “contest someone who wasn’t a tier-one pro” and decided to land on NickEh30 after seeing him land in the same spot during a previous game.

Still, he apologized for what he did and acknowledged that some might find it “scummy.” Sadly, that didn’t stop him from copping a bit of abuse, some of which was needless and extreme.

“Why am I waking up to 600 DMs telling me to kill myself?” he said. “I’m 20, and it doesn’t bother me at all, but the majority of the community is quite younger … you really need to think about what you’re saying to people on the internet.”

In the end, ArchieFN’s Fortnite ban won’t last more than a day. It isn’t too long to wait if he’s innocent, but it’s enough for a wake-up call if he’s guilty.

Either way, The NickEh30 was a success despite the stream sniping drama, and a rightful victor was still crowned.