Fighting game news and discussion.
Fighting game news and discussion.
Is tier whoring more common than ever before due to pro gamers and should developers offer Street Fighter 5 balance patches more often?
With more and more money on the line in FGC eSports, is character exploration being stifled in the name of playing to win with top tiers? Plus we check in on the current general status of the Street Fighter 5, have gotten a response from Capcom concerning the current netcode situation, and talk about that snazzy new Smash Bros. controller that one lucky EVO Japan entrant will win this weekend.
Timestamps00:40 - Is tier whoring bigger than ever in the competitive space?26:43 - Why character balance is so important for variety43:19 - Reactions to SF5's current state1:04:19 - EVO Japan Smash Bros. prize
'I think Capcom's freaking out, but if this netcode fix goes well it could be one of the biggest wins for Street Fighter 5 so far' - EH Podcast 86
A new PC mod throws the world of Street Fighter 5 online into chaos, Kage is making waves both with the community and Daigo but might have a fizzling future in front of him, Catalyst and I declare who we think the top characters will be now that we've had a month with the game, and we check the mailbag.
01:04 - Netcode woes21:07 - Ibuki's potential as best in the game?27:42 - Other predictions for best characters33:58 - Tips for processing all the changes right now and honing in on what you want to learn first44:28 - Daigo the character strength barometer1:00:44 - Mailbag - Thoughts on Seth's redesign so far
Greener grass: The pros who are currently leaving their previous characters behind in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition
Tokido's Urien, Mago using Chun-Li, and Haitani with Laura? Catalyst has been snoopin' around the CFN profiles of some of Street Fighter 5's top players to see who is exploring potential new characters for the game's fifth season and he's found some intriguing results. Plus I learned how to Daigo and you can too. Also, we check the mailbag.
Timestamps00:00 - Intro and Raptor's salty story03:25 - Who the pros are playing1:02:06 - The difference between me and Daigo1:08:03 - Potential knives in a gunfight1:12:01 - Mailbag
Top 10 characters who we think got the biggest changes in Street Fighter 5 so far, and why we're especially concerned about one in particular
Which characters seem like they'll change the most here in the fifth season of Street Fighter 5? We've come up with our top 10 roster members who have had the biggest adjustments.
01:06 - A few qualifications04:46 - #1010:21 - #918:28 - #825:57 - #736:25 - #641:22 - #550:22 - #457:29 - #31:02:58 - #21:10:15 - #1
We discuss potential Season 5 top tiers in Street Fighter 5, what the pros showed off at Red Bull Kumite, and more
We discuss some of the most significant changes we've seen thus far in Season 5 of Street Fighter 5, considering who some of the new top tiers might be, if lower tier fighters got the buffs they needed, and if the general look for the game will be better overall. Also, a big congrats to Abel Lawal for winning our holiday contest giveaway.
02:30 - Watching RBK, whiff punishing and footsies are immediately buffed... so let's talk Rashid10:39 - Akuma... how far did he drop?14:00 - Karin, not hit that hard?19:01 - G - Almost no nerfs, better V-Trigger 225:10 - Ibuki, better in a new way?31:18 - Abigail - should we believe the hype?40:05 - M. Bison - don't fear the V-Skill 245:26 - M(eh)nat50:46 - Ken52:19 - Zangief didn't get much... biggest buff is the meta change?56:15 - Nash is better but maybe in the wrong way?1:00:00 - Sagat got buffs... like a better whiffed sweep?1:03:13 - Dhalsim, F.A.N.G, and Guile don't seem to be needle movers1:05:00 - Zeku, more Old, less Young1:09:09 - Mika gets to be more crazy... GREAT!
Is Rashid's V-Skill 2 as bad as people are saying? Plus we get into all of the drama with Capcom Cup and why it happened
Street Fighter 5 has been updated with a new balance patch and new V-Skills, and Rashid's is making people go bonkers. We explore this and a few other important changes that have the community buzzing and then share our Capcom Cup experiences as we touch on the good and bad of this year's big dance.
Timestamps00:44 - Rashid's fancy new V-Skill16:08 - Evolving footsies21:43 - Laura wins CapCup, gets buffs, top tier confirmed?29:35 - Anti airs that stop cross ups32:35 - Abigail's fancy new V-Skill37:46 - What happened at Capcom Cup? No LCQ stream45:41 - Off stream loser bracket matches59:36 - Laggy 2p set up1:04:38 - Ono gets stiff-armed1:06:53 - Some good things worth noting1:15:04 - Pocky...1:20:24 - All's well that ends well