By: starlordtitus Jan 29, 2013 | 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.
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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My thoughts on my very first big tournament and how it changed me.
Back before i entered this tournament i always thought i was really good. I would even go as far as to say i was cocky. That all changed february 23rd 2009 i was in for a rude awakening. Lets go back a little first do you remember the national street fighter 4 gamestop tournament when SF4 was released? Well i was in it and i was one of the two store champions and moved on to the second round. I won two SF4 wrist bands and a yellow store champion head band seen in the pic below.
Of course that win did nothing but increase my cockiness which is not a good thing. So going into this local SF4 tournament i felt that i was going to wipe the floor with these noobs. The first sign of trouble what that a lot of people showed up. Then more than half of them pulled out fightsticks i said to myself uh oh what have i gotten myself into. The other crippling factor was back then i played on the standard 360 controller and this tournament was held on the PS3 version.
My brother and my cousin (VERY good player) were in it also so no matter what the result i felt we had a chance to walk out winners. Oh how wrong i was, out of the three of us my cousin goes first and he narrowly defeats a good fightstick user. You can see them doing their good game handshake in the pic below. (he is the one in the black coat)
Next up was something that humbled me as a person and a player. I was nervous like most people would be in their first big tournament. My heart was beating out of my chest and the fact that you have a crowd watching only made it worse. I pick cammy and my opponent picked balrog the first round i was destroyed. The second round i managed to pull out a win to the shock of me and everybody else. The third round was more balrog rape and my whole tournament experience was over before it really began.
I did the customary good game handshake but i was dying inside i walked over in a corner and hung my head. I was waiting for my brother and cousin to finish up but i wanted to leave because i was embarrassed and shamed. When i look back on it though it made me a better player because after that i started to train hard and look up tactics and strategies for characters which is something i have never done before that. It also taught me the difference between cocky and confidence, which i had to learn the hard way. After that whole experience i found out im not nearly as good as i thought i was still close to beginner status. I have gotten a lot better since then and when i think about it if SF4 was never released i would have went on thinking im one of the best when in reality i was not very good at all. So in retrospect being humbled in front of a crowd is not that bad because it can change you for the better.
Any of you have tournament experience? Let us know and don't be a jimmy.
By: shenwoopunch Jan 19, 2011 | 13 Comments
As if in response to Ono's joke/interest in having a more interactive approach to SF4 by making a Nintendo Wii exercise game, one guy took matters into his own hands to create a Kinect mod for SF4.
Could this be another reason for people to get a Kinect besides the groping Kinect mod? This was performed on the Street Fighter 4 PC version. Play a bunch of rounds and you get a nice workout. Plus, one could make hilarious youtube videos using this or it would be great for parties. Unfortunately, the beta version uses the wiimote, but I think with some modifications in the programming, someone can make it playable without the wiimote. You would also have to memorize a bunch of actions just to get a normal, special, super out. Basically, you would have to relearn how to play the game with motion controls. Kinect's ability to accurately capture all your actions is also questionable which can be annoying as well.
If you are really interested in messing around with the scripts and mod yourself, you can do so on the links below or you can just wait for someone else to do it for you lol.
Included also in the youtube description for the vid.
By: starlordtitus May 31, 2011 | 5 Comments
Evo has always been the tournament to attend if you wanted to be big. But CEO has come together with the support of EVO to be the next in line of massive competitive play.
CEO is a tournament organization much similar Evo. Originated by Alex Jebaley, a high tier tournament player, he began to organize tournaments throughout the Florida over the last few years. From local tournaments at restaurants like Cafe Alma in St. Petersburg Florida, to arcades located in Orlando as well as hotels. One such occasion included an IMAX screen. At last year's CEO Winter Park Tournament in Orlando, many people showed up looking to take home 1st place including Flash Metroid, CJ Truth, Puerto Bronx, and Alex Jebailey himself who organized the tournament.
After the success of the tournament, Alex Jebailey set out to create a tournament that would rival EVO. But he knew that it would foolish to compete against a tournament organization of that magnitude, so instead he enlisted their help. As a result, Alex successfully created a tournament worthy of being the brotherly rival of EVO. A 3 day gaming convention with gamers from all over the world coming to compete for cash and prizes. Venues of 18,000 square feet at the Wyndham Orlando Resort. Casual players will also be pleased to know that there will be many Casual Gaming Stations there to play the latest fighting games. In addition, there will also be Arcade Cabinets with past installments courtesy of DJ Delly. There will be Event Badges for sale as well as Spectator Badges for those who wish to bring their friends and family to watch the hyped up chaos. There will also be a Door Prize Raffle. The main video games for the tournaments include Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition, Marvel vs Capcom 3, Mortal Kombat 9, Tekken 6, Soul Calibur, Arcana Heart 3, Blaze Blue Continuum Shift 2, Super Smash Bros. BRAWL, as well as other touranaments that include classics such as HDR, CvS2, and 3rd Strike.
The tournament itself is set for June 10-12 in Orlando Florida. To give you an in-depth idea of how massive this tournament will be, I've included a few videos with the tournment's host himself, Alex Jebailey. If there was ever another tournment to attend, aside from EVO ouf course, it would be CEO 2011 Fighting Game Championships.
By: choke Jul 30, 2012 | 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
DaDoppen has made a pretty interesting combo video using the Koryu hack for Street Fighter IV PC. This video features El Fuerte, Blanka, Dhalsim, and Gen. Check it out!
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
An in-depth view as to why Tokido reigns as my favorite Street Fighter.
Tokido is a young but exceptionally accomplished player of numerous fighting games in Japan, but he is perahps best known for his adept use of Akuma in Super Street Fighter 4 as he is honored as the best Akuma player in the world. He is known to have even taught Austrailia's best, Toxy, a few extra techniques to really improve his game. As an Akuma player myself, I naturally have respect for Tokido as well as his game. His mix ups, mind games, spacing, and precise execution, have even granted him victories over Daigo himself.
But aside from being a grand player, Tokid also has a well placed personality. While Daigo is quiet and rarely speaks, Tokido is more alike to most of us, knowing he has skill but he doesn't rub it in, while at the same time picking moments to really rise in status in the community. We all remember one such moment in the SoCal Regionals tournament when Tokido finished off ClackeyD's Ibuki and set forth to become godlike.
In addition to having a great sense of humor as well as having a good sense of grandeur (I totally would have done the same xD) Tokido also shares a good sense of socialism with the community, a quality more commonly shared by most of us that links Tokido to us, giving us connection and familiarity to a great player. He gives input back to the community that helps players to up their game with greater confidence to play Akuma. In this 2 part interview, it shows Tokido answering questions as well as you get a good idea of who Tokido is, his personality, as well as how one would be able to get along with him. He's basically like one of the guys, but he just happens to be an extremely good player. It's also interesting to see him give his opinion on other high level players!
In conclusion, I see Tokido as a Grand Master, a very great player that gives back to his fellow players and apparently seems like a good person to be around. He is seems to be a great role model as well (no smoking guys haha) But as well, he has a great sense of humility and humbleness. He doesn't absorb attention but only accepts it, and that is what allows him to differ from players with conceited attitudes. Among his most humble and humerous moments, is an early match with the Japanese model female player Haruna Anno. Observe and enjoy :D
In the end, Tokido remains my favorite player as he continues to awe and inspire us all. To Tokido, Thank You for playing Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition.
Ever wonder how Capcom finally came to their decision for the characters in the Street Fighter 4 series?
Capcom only acts when you have about 50 million signatures. Then they start to think about maybe putting the requested character in the game.
Capcom Big Wig: Only 50 million? The fans today just aren't passionate enough. I like Rolento but he's just--there's something about him that, oh I can't put my finger on it..
Secretary: Sir, I believe that the young people say that he's got swagger and a strong pimp hand. By the way, your daughter is on line one, sir.
Capcom Big Wig: Thank you, Yoko. Rolento's pimp hand is way too powerful. I'll have Ono nerf that attribute immediately. Hello princess..I..Now don't cry--a divorce only means that you'll have two houses but mommy and daddy won't be living together. It will be loads of fun!! Of course daddy loves you..You want Ryu dressed like a member of "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch"? Done. You want a really, really evil looking Ryu with a hole in his chest because he's decided to embrace the whatchamacall it, thingambob, evil stuff? Done. Now, sweetie, daddy has a question for you. Would you like to see Alex, Elena or Q in Super Street Fighter 4 AE? I see..Look, daddy has to get back to work--I'll call you later.
Secretary: Shall I inform Ono-san that Evil Ryu, Alex, Elena and Q will be on the roster, sir?
Bigwig: Only Evil Ryu, Yoko. My daughter likes him--thinks he's cuter than Ken. She used to like Ken until she found out he was married and had a baby. Be sure to tell Ono that I want Rolento's pimp hand toned down and to remove all his swagger.
Secretary: I'll get right on it, sir. By the way, Seth Killian is on line two.
Bigwig: Killian? There's a Seth.
Killigan: That works for us in the states.
Secretary: Sir, there's another smart ass fan trying to talk to the head of Capcom.
Capcom Bigwig: Put him on hold.
By: starlordtitus Jul 18, 2011 | 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.
By: starlordtitus Jun 23, 2011 | 11 Comments
Every now and then you either do so well that someone is yelling at you for it, or you get angry yourself and decide to call it quits. Take a look at the infamous art of rage quitting xD
You're unleashing hell on you're opponent, you've anticipated their every move. Suddenly their dizzied and you're about to unleash either your Ultra that you've earned through focus attacking, or Super. When all of a sudden, the screen reads "Connection with the other player(s) has been lost" and you hit OK.
There has never been such a chump move in the history of gaming other than hitting pause during a match to mess up your opponent's timing xD
Rage Quitting. It has almost become an art for the many times players have done it. Either in the Street Fighter series or other games. People get salty and say goodbye.
Even better are the ones that leave angry messages in your mail XD
But I love how some people respond to these rage messages XDXD
Rage quitters and raging sore losers are all over the place on XBOX LIVE. They come in all ages, males and females alike. But nobody likes losing, it's true. But the best way to deal with that is to practice. Last night by chance I also played against Cinderkin online. He plays a mean Yun and I am proud to say he is neither a rage quitter or a rage messager :D
Today the date is 6/23/2011, and I recieved my Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition in the mail thanks to Capcom =D! It came with the bobble heads and I'm hyped XD
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!
Ever wanted to get a Kinect and have a real game to play it with? Every wanted to play Street Fighter on Kinect? Well with this new mod now you can. Get a real workout while playing on of the best fighting games ever? Do I smell EVO tourney? Check it out!
What do you think of this? Would you play it? Check out KinectHacks.net for more info. Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
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