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25 Years of Street Fighter Art Show opening this Friday in LA

By: choke Jul 30, 2012 | 166 Views | 3 Comments | Updated: Aug 3, 2012

New Art Exhibition opening Friday in Los Angeles to help celebrate the 25th anniversary of Street Fighter

Over 50 artists will contribute some work.   Should be an interesting show and I'm expecting a lot of nice pieces and prints to come from this


One artist has already previewed some of his pieces that look pretty neat IMO

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Chris Hu-My Favorite Tournament Commentator

By: starlordtitus Jul 18, 2011 | 270 Views | 8 Comments

Chris Hu is a fighting game player with an accent that makes you wish he commentated your life.

Chris Hu is a well known player throught the fighting game community. He has commentated many matches as well as participated in them. He is, however, mostly well known for his voice, his accent, and the way he sounds. He's hilarious. He's funny. Personally I think I would be his friend and bring him to all the parties. His sense of humor is great and and his pronounciations for english are just too godlike. 

 

Other than commentating, Chris Hu also interviews players of the fighting game community, he is able to also give advice on fighting games as well as go into depth when he explains game mechanics. In addition, his experience also allows him to give intel on a players thought process based on what he see's in his gameplay, usually descibing the players ability to read movements or strategies. 

Chris Hu's English, or rather Engrish is very apparant. Here he is being very honest about dating as well as commentating xD

He is the Chinese stereo type we all love, and he's quite the comedian. I'd like to meet this guy and play him too. I've done some commentating myself and it would be a distinct honor to commentate with him. I hope the rest of you enjoy Chris Hu's accent as much as I do.

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The Top 6 Most Powerful Characters In Street Fighter Canon

By: starlordtitus Jan 29, 2013 | 16238 Views | 6 Comments

The most powerful Street Fighter characters made appearances throughout many games. Coming down to the Top 6 was down right close. But behold, the most prestige fighters in all of Street Fighter.

6. Ryu

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Ryu is perhaps the most famous character in the Street Fighter series. His humble beginnings to his uprising in ability to topple the giant champions of the world made him the fighter we all wished to be. The hero of Street Fighter and overall legend, he is known for usually snatching victory from the jaws of defeat.

 

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Playable Boss Characters

By: starlordtitus Jul 3, 2011 | 488 Views | 6 Comments

Over the years, developers have allowed the gamers to play as boss characters from time to time in video games. Is it a good idea? Boss characters usually have a clear advantage over normal characters. Well, let's take a look.

What was the first boss character you were able to play in a video game? Was it a fighting game? An RPG, a racing game? For me, it was Goro of Mortal Kombat 4.

 

It was really the first time where I felt like had greater power for wielding a character of such magnitude. Goro!? The 4 armed fighter of Mortal Kombat? This was too good to pass up. But as later releases came out, even Shao Kahn was playable. How rediculous is that? A powerful emperor to be playable, can you say spam selection?

 

More and more games would eventually allow boss characters to be played. Street fighter is a prime example. Vega, Balrog, Sagat, and M. Bison, would be playable characters even before Goro and Shao Kahn. Bowser from The Super Mario became available to play in Super Smash Bros Melee, I remember how cool we all thought that was going to be xD But are developers doing the right call when it comes to making boss characters playable? They spend a great amount of time coming up with menacing ideas to hype up a boss character, regardless of that character's alignment. Fighting a boss character usually means he has very distinct advantages over most of the characters in the game. Normally, greater damage output, higher defense, more health, and a grand arsenal of abilities that you normally have to develope a strategy for. So what happens when they make that character playable? They tone that character down, nerfing his abilities. Of course right? Balance is what developers want when it comes to competition, but at the same time it almost diminishes the boss character's status. The near fear of fighting a boss character is reduced when playing against a human opponent because one knows the boss character's abilities have been toned own. In the end it comes down to player skill to really win the match.

But then again, who wouldn't want to play with a boss character, some of these characters' aesthetics are really detailed and elaborate. They just look damn cool. And over the years, developers recieved great amounts of fan mail requesting that boss characters become playable. So the developers did just that, but they needed a formula for a boss to be playable, powerful, but not broken. And in the mist of their creation, 2 versions of boss characters were created. One for competition and players, the other for challenging through the story, campaign, or arcade, depending on what game you played. Sometimes however, there were other powerful characters in a game, Secret Characters. These characters would clearly have advantages over many of the normal characters in a game. Faster and and more resilient, secret characters would share properties of normal characters to keep them balanced, sometimes playing the role of a long lost character or new character all together. Discovering the movesets or abilitites of these characters and how to use them to win is the main purpose of secret characters.

One of my personal secret characters was  Mewtwo of Melee. Sure, it was discovered that his abilities in the game weren't as great as say, Fox xD But Mewtwo was still considered to be powerful, why? Because he was Mewtwo, the incredibly powerful pokemon we all abused in Pokemon Red, Blue, Yellow, Silver, Gold, Crystal, Ruby, Saphire, Emerald, Pearl, Diamond, Platinum, White, Black................oh wait, we're STILL abusing him. Mewtwo will always be one of y favorite characters for his awesome power.

 

Boss characters play an essential role in replability as well. Players enjoy becoming better in the games they play, but being able to play as the malicious boss character they just defeated and now earned the right to play as, with their own skill, is just simply put grand. There are, however, characters that have never been actually been truly enjoyed as playable boss characters. One such example is Sephiroth of Final Fantasy 7. Although Sephiroth was actually playable the games called Ehrgiez and the Itadaki Street series, has not been seen in any recent fighting games. Personally, I'd love to see Sephiroth and Cloud in Soul Calibur 5.

 

In conclusion, as of now there are many boss characters that have come to have great success in many games alike. It was a bit risky for developers, but they mangaged to pull them off. Among my favorite boss characters of all time are Algol of Soul Calibur 4 and Oni of Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have your own favorite boss characters!

 

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Arcade Edition Video Compilation

By: starlordtitus Jun 30, 2011 | 251 Views | 4 Comments

In this story I would like to share some videos with you all that are informative, funny, and just plain ridiculous xD!

In this video, it shows you why a single taunt can cost you an entire fight. To taunt, or not to taunt. Damn xD

 

Here we have a potentially great mix up tool for Oni where he can appear behind the opponent after cancelling his F. Hard Punch.

 

These 2 videos are simply here because I've never heard a guy complain and make me laugh at the same time about a character that Capcom put in their games. Oh wait...

 

These one down right makes me wonder how many people will abuse this xD Yun's Palm x10? C'mon now lol!

 

And finally, a few "wtf" moments :D

 

My conclusion for Super Street Fighter Arcade Edition? Damn Capcom, you really did it this time XD LOVE IT!

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