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Dakota 'DarkHorse' Hills

Lead Reporter, General Content Analyst

Dakota is the main morning front page reporter for EventHubs having been enamored with fighting games since he first played Tekken Tag Tournament in the early 2000s.

He spent the majority of his time at university studying web journalism, learning more about the video game industry and the Japanese language.

Hills also ran his own dedicated fighting game blog as well as a podcast and cosplay web page briefly while in college.

Street Fighter 5 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate are his main fighting game focuses at the moment, but he tries his best to get hands on with everything around to stay up to date with the current landscape of fighting games.

Hills is constantly scouting new and interesting fighting game titles, and does his best to find what makes each of them exciting from Under Night In-Birth and Samurai Shodown to smaller games like Flappy Fighter and Metal Revolution.

Dakota has also crafted and worn a number of different video / fighting game cosplays over the years including Dante from Devil May Cry, Akihiko from Persona 4 Arena and Joker from Persona 5.

He will be forever waiting for the day that Persona 5 Arena is finally announced to awaken his true potential.



Past stories:
Hungrybox releases Version 8.1.0 tier list for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Liquid|Hungrybox is probably known by all as one of the gods of Super Smash Bros. Melee though his work in Ultimate as a player, tournament organizer...


Why Mortal Kombat 11's Breakaway is so divisive and perhaps the most hated mechanic NetherRealm Studios has ever crafted
NetherRealm Studios have never really shied away from including some experimental gameplay systems to their fighting games, and sometimes they end up...


Will Street Fighter 6 cost $60 or $70 on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X? Capcom talks next generation game prices and push towards digital downloads
It's fairly crazy that we're only like three months away from the launch of the PlayStation 5 and the Xbox Series X, yet there's still so much that we...


MVSX Home Arcade cabinet revealed with 50 classic SNK titles including King of Fighters, Samurai Shodown, Fatal Fury, World Heroes and more
SNK's original NeoGeo hardware with the Multi Video System arcade units and home Advanced Entertainment System were truly innovative to the video game...


Dragon Ball FighterZ Show scheduled for August 16 with exclusive trailer confirmed for event
Dragon Ball FighterZ players are eagerly awaiting news for their game going on almost three months now, and it appears as though we know when the next...


Granblue Fantasy: Versus Season 2 to receive improved online play, balance overhaul, new weapon skins and more according to full roadmap release
Cygames held their giant Granblue Fantasy Summer reveal stream earlier this morning where they finally showed off Belial's gameplay trailer for Versus...


Hideki Kamiya's comments on which of his characters he wants in Super Smash Bros. points to one of them perhaps already being part of Fighters Pass 2
Hideki Kamiya's legacy as a video game director is among the most impressive in the entire industry from Resident Evil 2 and Devil May Cry to Okami...


King of Fighters R-2 and Samurai Shodown! 2 now available on Nintendo Switch as part of the NeoGeo Pocket Color Selection
SNK's NeoGeo Pocket Color wasn't exactly a roaring success in the western hemisphere though we now have the chance to go back and try out its classic...


If you ever wanted to hear Peter Weller say Finish Him! now's your chance with RoboCop's new unlockable announcer option in Mortal Kombat 11 Aftermath
When Mortal Kombat 11 was first announced, very few people could have predicted RoboCop would be joining the roster of a fighting game, but he's quite...


Ultra Instinct Goku's wild reversals making you too afraid for Oki pressure? This option select covers almost all of the Saiyan's wake up options
Ultra Instinct Goku's been in the hands of Dragon Ball FighterZ players for over two months at this point, and many immediately called out how strong...