Remember When We Discovered A Secret Move That Changed Gaming?



Despite being a relatively new medium, the history of video games is punctuated with fascinating cultural events, captivating stories, and landmark moments. As well as being historically significant, each of these often creates a ripple effect that goes on to redefine the medium in some regard. Most will know the basic details--the whos, whats, and whens--of it all, but it's rare to hear about how it affected people.

Remember When is a new video series about just that. It's a show about rediscovering landmark moments in video games and exploring their histories, but also delving into the impact they had on the people that were there and experienced them first-hand.

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Now Playing: The Secret Ability That Changed Gaming Forever

Episode 1 is all about the Hadouken, a secret move that has become fundamental to the design of games within the genre, and games as a whole. Equally important, however, is how it galvanized a passionate gaming community that lives on today, stronger and more connected than ever.

The Hadouken became a cultural touchstone and, for the guests featured in the episode, had a hand in defining their real lives in meaningful ways. Joining host Kurt Indovina are special guests John Choi and Sajam. The former is a legendary Street Fighter player known for his mastery of the fireball. Choi became a dominant force in the Street Fighter competitive scene, and his mastery of Hadoukens, Tiger Shots, and other projectiles was a key factor in this. Sajam, meanwhile, is a commentator that is skilled in both playing and analyzing fighting games. More importantly, he has witnessed the Hadouken's evolution over the generations.

Also lending their expertise and perspective to the episode are various members of the GameSpot and Giant Bomb team, who have in one way or another been profoundly impacted by Street Fighter and its most iconic special move. Watch the premiere episode of Remember When above, and look out for new episodes on GameSpot's YouTube channel.

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