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Gaming’s most satisfying uppercuts

Balrog is probably right up there with Zangief as a Street Fighter character that nobody but the truly hardcore ever want to play. When the original version of Street Fighter II hit, he was the weakest of the four boss characters, and he couldn’t even kick. But he does have some interesting, devastatingly powerful moves, and while it’s hardly Street Fighter’s most iconic or famous uppercut, the Dash Upper still packs a pretty nasty wallop. Especially when used to smash in an opponent’s jaw from across the screen.

After graduating from college in 2000 with a BA in journalism, I worked for five years as a copy editor, page designer and videogame-review columnist at a couple of mid-sized newspapers you've never heard of. My column eventually got me a freelancing gig with GMR magazine, which folded a few months later. I was hired on full-time by GamesRadar in late 2005, and have since been paid actual money to write silly articles about lovable blobs.