A brief recap on the news of the week, including rumors of Marvel vs. Capcom 4, and then we jump into our balance change hopes and dreams for all 34 characters on the Street Fighter 5 roster. Dreamking joins for our biggest podcast to date.
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00:00 - News recap
18:51 - Cammy
25:51 - Menat
36:18 - Akuma
42:43 - Guile
46:17 - M. Bison
53:38 - Urien
1:00:42 - Ibuki
We do a quick recap of Combofiend's new ventures with Marvel Games, and delve into the big news of the week... Street Fighter 5's input lag is being reduced. We don't know how much, we don't know if the variance is being done away with and we're not sure if we agree on how much it'll change things, but we have a lot to say about it.
Think fighting games are hard? Try playing them with arthrogryposis. Mike "BrolyLegs" Begum joins us to talk about his journey as a disabled gamer.
00:46 - Playing fighting games without using your hands
04:50 - Playing with arthrogryposis, how long did it take to start seeing wins?
06:30 - Where do you rank in your local community?
07:30 - Rebuttal to Mike Ross
11:16 - Do you still play Street Fighter 4?
15:31 - What's the first fundamental lesson you teach your...
Mike Ross joins us to talk about eSports, Guilty Gear and all things fighting games.
1:36 - Which games are you playing these days?
6:25 - Entering the FGC in 2018
9:01 - The most enjoyable experience in fighting games
11:10 - Getting into Guilty Gear
14:12 - E.S.P.O.R.T.S.
22:05 - Mike's FGC beginnings
24:35 - Do you still watch the Pro Tour?
28:53 - Thoughts on the future for Street Fighter?
33:29 - Favorite memory in the FGC thus far?
SoCal Regionals runs into some last minute bracket change issues resulting in the disqualification of a top player, Raphael and Android 17 are announced for Soul Calibur 6 and Dragon Ball FighterZ, Capcom proves it's getting in touch with 2018 with a new Street Fighter update, and Catalyst and I list our top 10 SF5 characters in the world right now
00:49 - Two new characters
05:04 - SF5's fancy new Dojo Mode
09:23 - X-Kira is back in a big way
14:00 - Bonchan busts out...
Yoshinori Ono's appears to have been demoted at Capcom, we further clarify the details on this as well as respond some Twitter accusations about our coverage, Plus Samurai Spirit has been revealed, Ryu has been dethroned as SF5's most popular online character for the first time in 17 months, I'm still not having fun with Street Fighter 5 and more
01:16 - Raptor's feelings on SF5 a week later
11:15 - Responding to some Twitter hate
16:06 - Samurai Spirit revealed
22:13 - Dead...
Plus get the story behind Born's break up Akuma tattoo, hear his awesome idea for a 'Street Fighter Origins' title and much more
02:09 - BornFree's FGC beginnings
06:19 - Predicting characters -- Watch the merchandise!
09:22 - How do you pronounce "Sagat?"
11:40 - Interviewing players, the breakup tattoo and being inspired by Dieminion
20:11 - At the heart of all my questions is: "Why are you so good?"... the answer is heartbreaking
35:40 - How should the fighting game DLC...
Ryu has been a laughably bad character for two years now but the joke is about to be on Capcom if they don't change that soon, plus two major fighting game developers hint at brand new titles, China runs into some big tournament-running issues, I have a a mid-life Street Fighter 5 crisis and more.
00:48 - NetherRealm Studios' next big thing?
04:55 - SNK's next big thing?
13:18 - Combofiend is back on the sticks!
17:34 - Data miner X-Kira discovers possible major changes to...
We're joined by Head of Editorial, Steven "DreamKing" Chavez, as we debate which Street Fighter 5 characters are the game's dumbest. Each of us offer our own personal "Top 5 Dumbest Characters" list.
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Why does Street Fighter 5 make us more salty than most other entries in the Street Fighter franchise? Plus we discuss the fact that Sagat and G are already getting more tournament play time than the previous Season 3 characters, Cell got some big ol nerfs in Dragon Ball Z, Bandai Namco may be preparing to become the head honcho in fighting games and more... this is the EventHubs podcast
00:38 - The woes of jury duty
02:14 - New Street Fighter 5 costumes (wtf?)
1:09 - How I got started
6:59 - The explosive success of Button Check
24:32 - Focusing on drama in the FGC
38:09 - Is the FGC more toxic than other communities?
44:30 - Bathroom break
45:50 - Button Check is more than just "FGC TMZ"
Do money matches take priority over casual sets? The FGC twitter has been ablaze over this... issue... plus we discuss the infamous EVO grand finals Sonic Fox side switch, our one week impressions of G and Sagat, some important tips on fighting game basics and more.
2:14 - Casuals vs. Money Matches policy
10:48 - Lil Majin's heartbreak and maintaining mental fortitude
16:37 - Side switching, icing opponents and doing push ups against Infiltration
30:19 - G and Sagat, one week...
EVO 2018 was amazing with incredible competition, most entertaining drama and one missed opportunity we hope they'll fix for future years. We talk about all of it plus debate which developer we think 'won' EVO with their reveals this year and a whole lot more.
1:39 - Experiencing EVO/Vegas firsthand
4:53 - The one drag in my experience
9:52 - Which developer 'won' the reveal war at EVO this year? (Negan, G, Sagat)
30:00 - Does Capcom have more in store for Street Fighter 5 in...
What are the central gameplay differences between Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 4 and is it fair to call one better than the other?Plus a closer look at unique entrant EVO numbers, Disney buys Fox for 72 billion, why Dragon Ball FighterZ's adding more Gokus and Vegetas is actually okay and more.
1:24 - Unique EVO entrant numbers
5:28 - More Goku and Vegeta in DBFZ
12:12 - Disney buys Fox... new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite potential?
22:02 - Unwritten rules of fighting...
Darkstalkers and Street Fighter 4 have several heavy ties that fans may not be aware of. We explore how these titles are intrinsically linked together, and how one was a large success, while the other has struggled to live up to expectations. The central thread in this story — Yoshinori Ono — has a history of trying to (mostly) unsuccessfully revive the Darkstalkers franchise, which isn't a secret to most people in the fighting game community.
We produced an article about Street Fighter 5's Season 3 characters and how they're not really making the grade, Twitter got mad us and so we have some words to hopefully clarify our point, Plus Daigo wins his first Premier event of 2018, Laura had a surprisingly good weekend and later MajinTenshinhan joins us to talk about EVO numbers and what they potentially mean for each of the fighting games that'll be at this year's big dance.
Street Fighter 5's input lag situation is even worse than we thought, plus we respond to some unrest on Twitter about covering smaller scenes and then Catalyst and I try to figure out our SF5 tier lists from the very top to the very bottom.
00:00 - On spotlighting local communities
14:19 - Street Fighter 5's new input lag development
23:12 - Tier list discussion
Bryant "Smug" Huggins had a Cinderalla story run at the ELEAGUE finals that saw him make it all the way into the final bout with Tokido. After an impressive 3-0 reset by Smug, the cameras cut to a two minute break that sent the FGC social media world into a frenzy about how unfair this was to Smug and his momentum. Was it really the wrong call?
The lowest tiers of Street Fighter 5 really do suck, but what exactly is it that makes them so hard to win with? Why doesn't Capcom tell its players about the secret ninja balance changes that we've been seeing as of late? Plus Catalyst and I make our bets for ELEAGUE this Friday as eight of the best players in the world get ready to square off for over 100,000 dollars.
00:00 - What makes the low tiers so bad?
13:30 - Why Capcom should be telling us about ninja edit...
CEO was great! Daytona... not so much. Multiple reports of racism in the surrounding area have attendees debating their return in coming years to an otherwise stellar event. Plus our very own MajinTenshinhan joins us to talk bracket seeding issues and why he's not as happy as everyone else about Cody in Street Fighter 5. Also, ten Cammys in top 32? Is it time for the nerf bat yet?
0:00 - Intro and special guest MajinTenshinhan talks brackets and Cody
22:00 - CEO and the not so...