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Fighting Games Weekly | June 15-21 | 16 is barely okay

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Week of June 15th to the 21st, 2015.

Fighting Games Weekly is a place for all things fighting games. News, game discussion, events, streams, videos, players, drama, everything fighting game related.

Don't know what to watch right now? Check the FGCPros Twitch Group or Jaxel's Stream Viewer. If you want to watch multiple streams at once, you can use Jaxel's customizable multiviewer as well. If you are looking to see what events are coming up past this week, check out the FGC Event Calendar that our own Malice215 put together.

New to FGC-GAF is the FGC-GAF Index which lists the fighting games GAFers plays as a neat reference with some rough statistics to boot. To add yourself to the index, quote this post and use the survey link below. Please remember to save/bookmark the "Edit your response" link so you can edit your responses if/when you buy a game already on the list or a new game that releases in the future.


Last week's thread. An archive of previous FGW threads is available here.​





Last year, GAFer Shouta helped organize donations from various FGC-GAF members to send fellow member QisTopTier to EVO. Q suffers from Facioscapulohumeral Muscular Dystrophy, but has always wanted to go to EVO and we're looking to double up this year and send him to EVO again!

If you want to help out, you can check out the details and pledge on this spreadsheet.



E3 is this week! What to expect?

Check out the E3 schedule below to keep up to date with the various press conferences:





Street Fighter V at E3 [ Schedule ] [ Thread ] [ Tuesday ] [ 3PM EDT | 12PM PDT ]
  • All throughout the week, Capcom will be hosting various events for SFV including: single elim tournaments, a Kumite with ComboFiend, character demos, exhibitions, team tournaments and free play.
  • This event continues through Thursday.
  • More information is available here.
South East Asia Majors 2015 [ Additionnal stream: GameStart Asia ] [ Thread ] [ Friday ] [ 7PM Bangkok | 8AM EDT | 5AM PDT ]
  • SEAM returns as a major battleground for the Asian continent as a whole leading into EVO and the Capcom Cup.
  • Capcom Pro Tour Premier Event
  • This event continues through Sunday.
  • More information is available here.





Every week, FGW will spotlight one GAFer to get a better picture of their history with fighting games, their preferences, and much more. For this week's FGW Player Spotlight, we will be taking a closer look at perhaps the person with the greatest GAF handle, Snacks the sober sea lion!

What fighting games do you currently play, what is your all time favourite and why?
Ultra Street Fighter 4 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

SFIV and Smash Bros. 4 are the ones I play the most, but having only ever played Third Strike for fun, it’s easy to call it my favorite. The art and animations are still really impressive, it has a good pace, and it’s always interesting to watch. Almost always. Not Chun-li mirrors.
What are your favorite mechanics from the current selection of fighting games and why? What are your least favorite and why?
Focus attacks are neat, because I am a casual. I know they can be sort of a crutch, but I like having one technique work so fluidly into countering, canceling, punishing, and defense.

Least favorite might be rage in the new Smash Bros. Even having won plenty of games I was losing because of it, nobody wants to lose from getting hit by a smash attack and dying instantly at 50%.
What got you into fighting games? Are there any other genre of games you play?
I had Melee and Soul Calibur II like a lot of Gamecube owners, but I didn’t get into fighting games as a genre until I played Capcom vs. SNK 2. For some reason I was really into combos at the time, and the game also had a ton of characters. I moved onto Street Fighter from there, although Street Fighter IV hadn't been announced and was nowhere in sight.

Stealth games, character action, certain RPG’s, whatever genre you prefer to put Dark Souls in. Used to play some shooters but lost interest in all but Team Fortress 2 a while ago.
What is your favorite fighting game character and why?
Dudley in Street Fighter. His design is silly but cool? sophisticated? and he has a unique, ground-based play style (not to say he doesn’t get anything out of jumping) completely different from Balrog’s. The first character I really learned in-depth, although his metagame has significantly evolved since then.
Describe your style of play, and how do you play (local, online, etc.).
I think I like to play, or at least do best with, characters who have a solid footsies/ zoning game but with good options to be aggressive, like the SFIV versions of Ryu and Evil Ryu. I like to play fast characters too, but I prefer to have something to fall back on rather than always needing to take the initiative, so I don’t usually main rushdown characters.

Right now I can pretty much only play online.
What do you feel are your biggest strengths and weaknesses as a player?
I’ve never been particularly good at any fighting game, so I’m not sure. I guess I can be patient when I actually remember to be, and good reflexes. Sometimes.

Weakness would just be spacing out and playing on muscle memory or patterns. I learned not to rely on jump-ins a long time ago, but it didn’t exactly make me a footsies/ neutral expert.
Best and worst moments in the your fighting game career?
Getting an arcade stick and being able to actually do links rather than fumbling around doing them with a thumb on a pad. I didn’t start taking any games seriously until I was already in college, where there are no tournaments or any scene of any sort to go to, so nothing really exciting.

I guess losing to some guy playing a terrible Pikachu in Brawl is one of the worst things I can think of. It was just for fun, not an actual tournament or anything, and I had no idea how to actually play Smash Bros. seriously at that time, but it was awful.
What do you want from future fighting games?
Definitely more of them on PC and with (obviously) good netcode.
Who should be on next week's GAF Player Spotlight?
The eloquently-named Captain Rage Quit 69 would be one.
Since Dahbomb strongly encourages pre-orders, what games do you plan to buy that have been officially announced?
Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, the new Mirror’s Edge



Code:
06/30  BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma Extend (NA)
07/07  Yatagarasu: Attack on Cataclysm
SUMMER Skullgirls 2nd Encore
2015   Rivals of Aether
MARCH  Street Fighter V
TBD    Beast's Fury
TBD    JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven
TBD    Next The King Of Fighters Title (tentative)
TBD    Pokken Tournament
TBD    Rise of Incarnates
TBD    Tekken 7
TBD    Tekken X Street Fighter
TBD    Yatagarasu: Legend of Raven





Super Desperation Radio [ 9:30PM EDT | 6:30 PDT ]
  • Hellpockets and various other members of the KoF community discuss KoF and happenings in the FGC.
Marvel Mondays [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • Out of the ashes of The BOX Arena, comes the San Diego FGC's newest organized weekly for UMvC3.
UltraChenTV: First Attack & Lv3 Focus [ 11:30PM EDT | 8:30PM PDT ]
  • Weekly FGC show dedicated to match analysis, teaching, commentary, news, debates, and more! Hosted by UltraDavid and James Chen.



Kachitagari TV (JP) [ 9PM JST | 8AM EDT | 5AM PDT ]
  • Bon-chan, Kazunoko and Fuudo's new show, focusing primarily on SSFIV AE ranked matches but is branching off into other games as well.
Capcom UK presents WinnerStaysOn Sessions [ 8PM GMT | 3PM EDT | 12PM PDT ]
  • Logan Sama, organiser of the old WSO weeklys in London, invites some of London's finest to Capcom UK HQ for first to 5 sets in USF4.
NYC VF [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • NYC VF crew presents VF5:FS tournaments casuals out of The Next Level arcade in Brooklyn.
The Break Weekly [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • New Jersey's largest weekly featuring UMvC3 and Injustice.
The On Blast Show [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • JamessMK & DarKNaTaS host a raw and uncut weekly talk show discussing events in the FGC with various FGC personalities.
UltraChenTV: The Tuesday Show [ 11:30PM EDT | 8:30PM PDT ]
  • Weekly FGC show dedicated to match analysis, teaching, commentary, news, debates, and more! Hosted by UltraDavid and James Chen.
The Show That Sucks [ 1AM EDT (following day) | 10PM PDT ]
  • iPlaywinner hosts a weekly talk show featuring alpha stream monsters Harrison and Honzo Gonzo.



Game Spot Versus KoF Casuals (JP) [ 7PM JST | 6AM EDT | 3AM PDT ]
  • KoF 1998UM, KoF 2002UM and KoF XIII C action from Japan.
TOPANGA TV (JP) [ 9PM JST | 8AM EDT | 5AM PDT ]
  • A weekly show featuring Mago, Tokido, and Momochi. They go over the tournaments they will participate and have participated in overseas and in Japan, as well as the general news in SF. For long periods of the year, there is a student-teacher session involving one of the 3 Topanga members taking a player under their wing and teaching them how to play SF. The show features rank matches (sometimes random char. matches) and ends with a 8 man online tournament featuring players around 4.5kpp such as Poongko, Inco, and more.
Next Level Battle Circuit [ 8PM EDT | 4PM PDT ]
  • NYC's biggest weekly at The Next Level Arcade in Brooklyn featuring SSFIV AE, UMvC3 and TTT2. If the Teamsp00ky link is not working, it is likely on the backup stream on Arturo's channel.
Wednesday Night Fights [ 12AM EDT (following day) | 9PM PDT ] [ON HIATUS]



Fraud City [ 7:30PM EDT | 4:30PM PDT ]
  • Bifuteki streams tournaments for 4 games (UMvC3, USFIV, MKX and KI) in pairs on a rotating week-to-week schedule.
HBTB Live [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • Hold Back To Block hosts a weekly roundtable discussion of various happenings in the FGC.
Melee It On Me [ 9PM EDT | 6PM PDT ]
  • A bi-weekly Smash podcast discussing recent events, news and issues in the Smash community, hosted by Scar, Prog, Cactuar and Sheridan.
Ghost Battle Series [ 9PM CST | 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • Galloping Ghost Arcade presents an Injustice weekly out of Chicago.
The Fray [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • A weekly FGC talk show hosted by iPlaywinner, featuring a varying, ensemble cast of prominent members of the fighting game community.
ATP LIVE! [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • Aris' new weekly show, discussing whatever he wants to! The format resembles old ATP podcasts.
Churning The Butter [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • A relatively new USFIV tournament out of San Francisco, hosted by ShowDown Entertainmnet.
The Runback [ 12AM EDT (following day) | 9PM PDT ] [ON HIATUS]
  • The UMvC3 and KoF XIII branch of Wednesday Night Fights also hosted at Super Arcade in Walnut, California.



The Smash Break Bi-Weekly [ 6PM EDT | 3PM PDT ]
  • The Break hosts a new Melee bi-weekly to replace Rokunaya Bi-Weeklies which are ending.
Thank God It's Team Stickbug [ 7PM EDT | 4PM PDT ]
  • Arturo streams a BlazBlue and Guilty Gear bi-weekly out of Next Level arcade in Brooklyn.
KaoTV! (JP) [ 11PM JST | 10AM EDT | 7AM PDT ]
SALTY! [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • A bi-weekly Skullgirls event hosted by members of the Skullgirls development team, often featuring preview builds of the game.



Rebel Up [ 7PM EDT | 4PM PDT ]
  • Super Arcade's anime bi-weekly, featuring GG, BB, P4A, SG, Gundam and older anime games as well.



GGPO VanBats [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT ]
  • Weekly GGPO Vampire Savior ranbats streamed by GAFer Rotanibor.
Super Smash Sundays [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT ] [ON HIATUS]
  • SuperDojo and Team OXY partner up to create a new weekly for the SoCal Melee community, featuring doubles and singles.



On GAF we have various members that stream fighting games from time to time too. If you would like to add your channel to this thread, send me a PM.


Often, some fighting games can seem intimidating to players new and old. Below are a bunch of resources that may be of aid to new players, or handy as references.
  • Learn How To Play Fighting Games Free eBook from Shoryuken is a fantastic primer for new players to the genre.
  • Footsies Handbook is a guide to the potentially elusive, but integral part of doing well in any fighting game.
  • NeoGAF's Arcade Stick Thread is the place to go for questions about anything arcade stick-related.
  • Step Up Your Game is an editorial series by Justin Wong that covers a multitude of topics, notably focusing on strengthening your mental game and playing smarter instead of harder.
  • Tips for first time competitors will help you straighten out those nerves and expectations when you head out to your first tournament.
  • Domination 101 is almost a cult classic article in the FGC, which has Seth Killian telling us how he really feels about the idea of "cheapness" in fighting games.
  • Team-building Guide by our very own Karsticles, which helps make it easier to approach team-building in MvC games, and games with similar synergistic elements.
For a list of NeoGAF OTs for specific fighting games, as well as a list of non-GAF fighting game communities that may be of interest, check out the FGW Archive where these resources can be found on separate sheets at the bottom.

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If you have any suggestions for the OP, please do not hesitate to post in this thread or (preferably) PM me to let me know.
 

GeoNeo

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SonicFox takes ECT Free-1. :)

Like I said last week I don't see him stopping this boy from taking all that MKX money.
 

vulva

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STREET FIGHTER 5 AT E3
Just a reminder, I will be attending E3 and will be trying to spend extensive time with the game. If there's anything anyone wants me to test or ask please PM me and I'll do my best to find out the answers to your inquiries.
 

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Odd title. Lol. Also at past GOT talk. You pick the season finale of season 5 to start watching, of course you are confused and wondering what is going on and disinterested in the storylines.
 

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Sonic Fox getting paid, Carl rolling in his grave cuz Sonic Fox still winning, and streaming is a blow up.

Now time for me to get some damn sleep.
 

vulva

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Odd title. Lol. Also at past GOT talk. You pick the season finale of season 5 to start watching, of course you are confused and wondering what is going on and disinterested in the storylines.
I wasn't confused. Shit isn't hard to understand. It's just bad haha
 

CountBlack

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STREET FIGHTER 5 AT E3
Just a reminder, I will be attending E3 and will be trying to spend extensive time with the game. If there's anything anyone wants me to test or ask please PM me and I'll do my best to find out the answers to your inquiries.

Ask Combofiend if they're planning to put Deejay in the game
 

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I can't believe this is the actual title. We're gonna end up chilling with Retro and Garlic Jr. at this rate.

Just know that this wasn't anime's fault either lmao.
 

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Nintendo has got seemingly all of their Smash Bros. stuff out of the way before E3 proper, but it has been a while since we've seen Pokken Tournament as well, and a console release announcement could be in the cards.
We're definitely not seeing anything Pokken. Let it release in arcades first, lol.
 

Mr. X

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All the cool shit going on and we got the SFV rumored character count from like half a year ago for a title.
 

enzo_gt

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All the cool shit going on and we got the SFV rumored character count from like half a year ago for a title.
Rumors that were validated tenfold last week.

And Chris Hu. CHRIS HU. Conceited would be ashamed of y'all.
 

vulva

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So talking about emo anime games is bad but a thread title condoning fucking 16 year olds is okay? What a world!
 

Skilletor

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I have no idea what the thread title is about.

All I know is that there was tons of SF5 info last week, Ryu is in Smash, and EVO is this week, and it seems silly not to highlight any of that.
 

SolarPowered

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So talking about emo anime games is bad but a thread title condoning fucking 16 year olds is okay? What a world!
Might have been a year or two ago, but things are a bit better for anime stuff now. KOF, Persona and Xrd deserve a lot of credit.