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...
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 games
24:53 - Street Fighter 4 vs. Street Fighter 5
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...
Capcom wins with Cody! The new Mayor of Metro City is now out in Street Fighter 5, people are really liking him and he appears to be really good. Has Capcom finally hammered down how to do this DLC model correctly? Plus learn how to make adjustments like the pros and how to avoid doing yourself the disservice of judging characters, moves and games too quickly.
5:00 - Cody, how good is he?
12:55 - Capcom is becoming more effective with their DLC model
22:30 - When doing the...
Though they’ve certainly had some successes, Capcom’s record when it comes to recent character reveals and roster presentations has been spotty at best. Competitors like Super Smash Bros. and Tekken have been hitting home runs left and right, so what needs to happen for the Street Fighter developers to get back on track?
In episode four of the EventHubs podcast we take a look at why Street Fighter 5 draws out so many extreme emotions from its players, both good and bad. As a game meant to be played more in the mental realm than many others, we look to the examples of up and comers Punk and MenaRD as they struggle to establish a sound mental approach in their already successful journies as pros. Then we examine how Tokido’s use of meditation and healthy life habits have given him a competitive...
Catalyst and Velociraptor examine the Street Fighter 5 community’s tendencies to often write off characters too quickly, discuss Sonic Fox’s monumental Dragon Ball FighterZ win over Go1 at Combo Breaker and take a closer look at how the FGC is being viewed as it moves further into view of the general public.