Before hitting your devices’ screen, you’d want to hold on a bit and ask yourself the question: “Why do we fight?”. Is it to win? Is it to protest? Or is it for charity? One of gaming’s recent highlights was EVO 2015. With 9 different titles, fighting game aficionados were pampered. Whether you participated in or streamed the event, you’re probably aware of the dedication and expertise that the participants demonstrate for the game they love and want to champion at. If we are more observant, the way the gamers play comes close to a form of art, with balance, zoning, rhythm and other techniques. It’s also an event where exceptional sportsmanship is displayed as seen in the Street Fighter IV final, with Gamerbee (crowd’s favourite) not taking the round as he could due to his opponent Momochi’s controller malfunction. The latter’s technique and determination eventually lead him to victory. As such, we do fight to win but style and attitude to fighting is also, if not most, important. In this week’s main event, the 2015 Summer Games Done Quick, gamers are fighting though the summer heat to raise donations for the global medical humanitarian organisation, Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières). The winter edition of this year raised $1.5 million, which speaks for the success of the event. Rather than labelling gamers with the uptight, antisocial stereotype, such events prove that gamers can be a factor of change in society. And that’s for the better. Gamers have also been recently struggling for a moral decision concerning Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. There’s been numerous calls among fans to boycott Konami as their means to fight and protest against the company’s action. What with Kojima and Konami parting ways, removing Kojima's iconic brand from his latest masterpiece, Kojima Production dissolved and Kojima’s Silent Hills cancelled, people have the right to be curious about the ongoings inside Konami. In the midst of all this ugliness, we can’t judge for sure since the exact details aren’t available. The struggle here is such: if you purchase the game, you’re giving Konami your money and endorsing all actions it has taken. This might give Konami the boost it needs to fulfil its pledge to continue the MGS series. But it’s the masterpiece Kojima has spent years working on and you’ll want to honor his dedication to and hard work for the series and fans. However, it’s good to be reminded that it is a two-sided story. Kojima Productions cost a lot to Konami to run. With few major hits as before, it’s been hard for the company to financially supply and maintain the costly development team. These might explain its actions and also its delisting from the New York Stock Exchange and the new direction it has taken. But all of these raise further questions. What will become of the beloved series? How will this come to a close? Will it incite piracy? Will people have recourse to piracy and use the situation as an excuse to ‘boycott’ Konami but not the game? So dear reader, why do you fight? P.S: You are now authorised to unleash that hadouken you’ve been holding off.