Fighting Games Weekly | May 27 - June 2nd | Check Your E-Privilege

enzo_gt

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Week of May 27th to June 2nd, 2013.

Fighting Games Weekly is the weekly discussion thread for all things fighting games. News, 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.

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.​





Zenith 2013 [ Saturday ] [ 11:30AM EDT | 8:30AM PDT ]
Michigan Masters 2013 [Saturday] [ 10AM EDT | 7AM PDT ]
Southern Rebellion [ Saturday ] [ 1PM CDT | 2PM EDT | 11AM PDT ]






UltraChenTV: First Attack & Lv3 Focus [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • Weekly FGC show dedicated to match analysis, teaching, commentary, news, debates, and more! Hosted by UltraDavid and James Chen.
Ultimate Fight Night [ 9PM EDT | 6PM PDT ]
  • Bi-weekly featuring around 5 exhibition matches in AE, with a main event usually featuring top players.




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.
WinnerStaysOn (UK) [ 7PM BST | 2PM EDT | 11AM PDT ]
  • SSFIV AE and UMvC3 out of the UK, alternating between them every week. [ON HIATUS]
Iron Fist League [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • TS Sabin a.k.a. Arturo Sanchez and Anakin host an online TTT2 league featuring hand-picked participants. It is in a round robin format and prizes include entry and venue fee coverage for the upcoming Final Round. [ON HIATUS]
The Break Weekly [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • New Jersey's largest weekly featuring SSFIV AE and UMvC3.
WakeUp SRK Live [ 9:30PM EDT | 6:30 PDT ]
  • Keits and skisonic host the weekly official podcast of Shoryuken.com
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 [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • Weekly FGC show dedicated to match analysis, teaching, commentary, news, debates, and more! Hosted by UltraDavid and James Chen.
When's Marvel Weekly [ 11PM EDT | 8PM PDT ]
  • FChamp and the FGTV Live crew host weekly Marvel sessions and hijinks. [ON HIATUS]
Cross Counter LIVE [ 12AM EDT (following day) | 9PM PDT ]
  • Cross Counter LIVE returns with the help of VxG. Cross Counter LIVE is a weekly talk show hosted by Gootecks and Mike Ross, who discuss hot button topics in the fighting game community.
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 ]
  • Description needed.
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 Bifuteki's channel.
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.
Wednesday Night Fights [ 12AM EDT (following day) | 9PM PDT ]
Starbase Arcade [ 12AM EDT | 9PM PDT ]
  • NorCal weekly featuring SSFIV AE and UMvC3. [ON HIATUS]




Game Spot Versus SFIII:3S Casuals + East-West Battle (JP) [ 8:20PM JST | 7:20AM EDT | 4:20AM PDT ]
  • 3rd Strike action from Japan.
The Breakdown with DJ Huoshen and Unkn0wn [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • Description needed.
Thursday Night Vampire Savior Ranbats [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • Arcade Legacy VS streams out of Cincinnati, Ohio, with varying formats every week.
Valley Stream Monsters Thursday Night Casuals [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • MK9. Description needed.
Stream Monster Online Tournament [ 8:30 EDT | 5:30 PDT ]
  • Weekly 16-player UMvC3 online tournament run by FGTV and sponsored by eightarc.
FNC The Arena [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • UMvC3 weekly out of Long Island, New York, which sometimes features other games.
Salty Cupcakes [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
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.
The Runback Season 4 [ 12AM EDT (following day) | 9PM PDT ]
Thursday Night Throwdown [ 12AM EDT | 9PM PDT ]
  • Description needed.




Game Spot Versus Gundam: Extreme Vs. Full Boost Casuals (JP) [ 7PM JST | 6AM EDT | 3AM PDT ]
  • Streaming the newest version of Extreme Vs.
KaoTV! (JP) [ 11PM JST | 10AM EDT | 7AM PDT ]
Rokrew Arena [ 8PM EDT | 5PM PDT ]
  • Biweekly stream out of New Jersey featuring P4:A and Guilty Gear/Aquapazza alternating.
Fraud-Free Fridays [ 9PM EDT | 6PM PDT ]
  • Weekly tournament run at the FGTV house. Don't forget about the second FGTV stream as well which compliments the main one. [ON HIATUS]
No Mercy Fridays [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • Norcal weekly featuring VF5:FS, SCV and TTT2 continues at it's new location, Starbase Arcade.
Electric Wind God Fridays [ 11:30PM EDT | 8:30PM PDT ]
  • TTT2 weeklies hosted by Aris out of Super Arcade in Walnut, California.




Game Spot Versus SSFIIX Casuals & 3on3 Tournament (JP) [ 8:20PM JST | 7:20AM EDT | 4:20AM PDT ]
  • Super Turbo action from Japan.
Saturday Night Snapback [ 10PM EDT | 7PM PDT ]
  • NorCal weekly featuring SFxTK, SSFIV AE and UMvC3 continues at it's new location, Starbase Arcade.




Game Spot Versus CvS2 Casuals & 3on3 Tournament (JP) [ 1PM JST | 12AM EDT | 9PM PDT (previous day) ]
  • CvS2 action from Japan.
Real Honest Sundays [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT ]
  • NorCal weekly featuring CvS2 and KoF XIII C continues at it's new location, Starbase Arcade.
GGPO VanBats [ 4PM EDT | 1PM PDT ]
  • Weekly GGPO Vampire Savior ranbats streamed by GAFer Rotanibor.




On GAF we have various members that stream fighting games from time to time too:
Additionally, if you want to really get involved, you may want to check out the various OTs for specific games:
GAF isn't the only FG community in town though. Here are a whole bunch of other FG communities across the internet that may be of interest:
  • 8WayRun - Soul Calibur franchise community
  • DOACentral - Dead or Alive franchise community
  • Dream Cancel - King of Fighters franchise community and resource, more US-centric
  • Dustloop - Forums/community for Arc System Works-developed games
  • Eventhubs - Frequently updated news blog, resource and forums for all things fighting games
  • FreeStepDodge - Dead or Alive franchise community
  • Homing Cancel - Arcana Heart community
  • iPlaywinner - Large fighting game news site and resource, and the home to Teamsp00ky and iPlaywinner
  • Jet Upper - UK-centric news source and community
  • Mayonaka Midnight - Persona 4 Arena community and resource
  • Melty Bread - Melty Blood community
  • Mizuumi - A resource for various "poverty" games
  • Orochinagi - King of Fighters franchise community and resource, more EU-centric
  • Reddit Fighters - Reddit's own fighting game community subreddit
  • Shoryuken - Mainly 2D, Capcom game centric hub, and probably one of, if not the largest FG community on the internet
  • TekkenZaibatsu - Tekken franchise community
  • Test Your Might - Mortal Kombat and Injustice community and resource
  • UKFGC - UK-centric news source and community
  • Smash Boards - The largest Smash Bros. Community™
  • VFDC - Virtua Fighter franchise community site

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If you have any suggestions for the OP, please do not hesitate to post in this thread or PM me to let me know.
 
#4
Chris G gonna win Evo, no doubt about it.

Only ones who could stop him would be if Yipes has secretly been training for Marvel all this time and is going to go SSJ and surprise everyone at Evo (and we all know he's been playing CoD to prepare for DA BEECH) or Flocker.
 
#7
Chris G gonna win Evo, no doubt about it.

Only ones who could stop him would be if Yipes has secretly been training for Marvel all this time and is going to go SSJ and surprise everyone at Evo (and we all know he's been playing CoD to prepare for DA BEECH) or Flocker.
ChrisG was the only one of the four gods to be at UFGT. I wouldn't take it as confirmation of his Evo victory. All of the potential ChrisG killers were at home.

Edit: Except for Fanatiq. I think he could take ChrisG on. Fanatiq has been running Morrigan, though. A shame.
 
#9
Chris G gonna win Evo, no doubt about it.

Only ones who could stop him would be if Yipes has secretly been training for Marvel all this time and is going to go SSJ and surprise everyone at Evo (and we all know he's been playing CoD to prepare for DA BEECH) or Flocker.
There is always room for doubt in Marvel.
 
#12
You picked the best thread title Enzo.

All this talk about Skullgirls in last week's thread is making me want to actually try it out.

Is anyone else going to Michigan Masters? I'll be there primarily for Marvel.

Chris G gonna win Evo, no doubt about it.
Only ones who could stop him would be if Yipes has secretly been training for Marvel all this time and is going to go SSJ and surprise everyone at Evo (and we all know he's been playing CoD to prepare for DA BEECH) or Flocker.
I'm hoping against all odds that F.Champ can take him out with his Dorm Dawg.
 
#16
From last week's thread:
Beowulf looks even worse than Filia, and that's saying something. I plan to do a lot of forum reading when I get some time in. Oddly enough, I want to catch up on what's coming out for the game in the future more than research my character at the moment. Brain Drain animating Painwheel made me even more sad that he's not in the game.
There may be someone in the OT who can give you a rundown on all the proposed changes so far. Another way to keep up with potential patch changes is to check out the Salty Cupcakes archives on twitch.tv/eightysixed or just watch the next one this Thrusday. You'll probably want to ask someone what the timecodes for the patch talk is though, unless you feel like watching hours of Skullgirls matches with mostly irrelevant commentary. It's worth noting that pretty much everything is still subject to change. Mike brings a new slightly different build with him every week.

Brain Drain would have been rad. Panzerfaust was my personal favorite.
 
#18
Hmm, I'm gonna check out the demo first and see what I think.
Cool.

From last week's thread:

There may be someone in the OT who can give you a rundown on all the proposed changes so far. Another way to keep up with potential patch changes is to check out the Salty Cupcakes archives on twitch.tv/eightysixed or just watch the next one this Thrusday. You'll probably want to ask someone for the timecodes for the patch talk first though, unless you feel like watching hours of Skullgirls matches with mostly irrelevant commentary. It's worth noting that pretty much everything is still subject to change. Mike brings a new slightly different build with him every week.

Brain Drain would have been rad. Panzerfaust was my personal favorite.
I also dug Panzerfaust. Thanks for the tip - if it's all provisional, I'll just wait until everything is finalized. No use drooling over "maybe".

I don't like when people ask for when something is going to be streamed when I always put the schedule in the OP.
I think anyone who makes resource material for others suffers this. People post in here and ask if there are any special events going on this week, for example.
 
#23
I also dug Panzerfaust. Thanks for the tip - if it's all provisional, I'll just wait until everything is finalized. No use drooling over "maybe".
There is some stuff worth watching like Squigly's, the 1st DLC character's, moveset. Recently Mike showed off her level 3 which was basically a high speed stalking flare with shittier homing.
 
#25
There is some stuff worth watching like Squigly's, the 1st DLC character's, moveset. Recently Mike showed off her level 3 which was basically a high speed stalking flare with shittier homing.
Oh that's right, SolarPowered owes me a link to that stuff. Do you have one? My mouth is ":-O" at a Stalking Flare hyper in Skullgirls.
 
#26
My back aches, I have (semi) insomnia and I feel like spanking a bunch of you main-stream monsters just for the heck of it.
Also I crave to eat something BUT I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT IS! (Maybe it's Dynamite Nachos?)

Some may be repeats, but in case you missed those:

45 MINS. OF KING OF FIGHTERS 95 FEATURING OMEGA RUGAL!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpLxfF7-DgA

1 HOUR OF KOF 02 UM!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rA8WVjBA4-Y

30 MINS. OF HOKUTO NO KEN!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQhfcB5NwV0

90 MINS. OF CAPCOM VS. SNK 2!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FWDTOmEzOG8

AN EXTRA 2 HOURS OF CAPCOM VS. SNK 2!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GH4mONtYZBo

3+ HOURS OF PERSONA 4 ARENA!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gXrr67Fecso
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuAhXhFUWnk

50 MINS. OF STREET FIGHTER ZERO/ALPHA 3!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amDLJga73EU

8 HOURS OF BLAZBLUE CP!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHCJ7F8FsCw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz0d4N4jJEw

30+ MINS. OF MELTY!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YGWYc46YQy4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noWcXtUG5k4

ANOTHER 3 HOURS OF BLAZBLUE CP!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gPINQkL_9B4

2 HOURS OF GUILTY!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YLN_gVcnu0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9jvsKXrEZU

AN EXTRA 3+ HOURS OF BLAZBLUE CP!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOy24IWH3FA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OMFcN7HORw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGPzc9kYBD8

1 MORE HOUR OF HOKUTO NO KEN!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7un_rlkTn5g
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziw_aSugqA4

ANOTHER 1 HOUR OF MELTY!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5TcFFH8F2w

1 HOUR OF TEKKEN TAG 2!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxbV4SMVpNk

2 HOURS OF SF3 3rd STRIKE!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBHSHffXB0w
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SGkfJrFxKk

VARIOUS STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN MATCHES!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nYIGp3Ni0q4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7C9X8fe_s2A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxLJQiw0yeE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WGFR-OaXd7E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E7lW0jHKyw0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vBDDfWLGU70
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6DiCgqCPQs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HtujUELhByY
 
#34
BTW DoritosPope claims that there might be some form of DRM on the PS4. Most likely going to be a publisher choice thing.

For the first time in my life I am not exactly jazzed about the upcoming console generation.
 
#36
BTW DoritosPope claims that there might be some form of DRM on the PS4. Most likely going to be a publisher choice thing.

For the first time in my life I am not exactly jazzed about the upcoming console generation.
Letting publishers have the option/take the heat is a fair way to do it. (Essentially, using the PC model.)
 
#37
BTW DoritosPope claims that there might be some form of DRM on the PS4. Most likely going to be a publisher choice thing.

For the first time in my life I am not exactly jazzed about the upcoming console generation.
I've been wary of the PS4 and used games, too. When a Sony person (Kaz, or someone else high up?) was asked about whether it lets people play used games in an interview, he had to consult a PR person for how to answer. That right there is scary. When the answer just comes back as "yes, you can play used games on the system", and there's no more info...

Ugh. At least I don't have to worry about Nintendo yet.
 

enzo_gt

tagged by Blackace
#41
BTW DoritosPope claims that there might be some form of DRM on the PS4. Most likely going to be a publisher choice thing.

For the first time in my life I am not exactly jazzed about the upcoming console generation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rlL09nriFfk

I think people put too much stock into what Keighley says on the side, kinda like how people went crazy after Gerstmann said 3rd party exclusives were back even though it was just an opinion. Certain things Sony has kept quiet on do raise suspicion but it's a different approach than MS kinda answering everything all at once and then acting like they don't have proper answers yet.

People should be more worried about how both MS and Sony handle their online services next gen IMO which both of them have pretty much said close to nothing on.
 
#43
I know the source is flimsy as hell (its really like a speculative side comment at best) but he doesn't even have to say it for gamers to be concerned.
 
#44
The most important thing for me with consoles is no need to connect always connect. Even that 24hr xb1 rumor is too much for me. Used games take a backseat to that which i hope isn't true either. I don't buy too many used titles, but having the option is nice.
 
#45
#47
The most important thing for me with consoles is no need to connect always connect. Even that 24hr xb1 rumor is too much for me. Used games take a backseat to that which i hope isn't true either. I don't buy too many used titles, but having the option is nice.
To be honest, the most important thing for me is no region locking. No matter what other bullshit is around, that means I'll at least be able to import games cheap and throw them in the bin later at worst.

If they are region locked I'm either forced to pay crazy price for games, or to not get games at all, or to put up with a year delay to finally get dead games. Or I can try to get around it by importing hardware which means no local scene for fighting games I manage to grab anyway.

Especially with the cool Arc games coming out I don't want to be waiting for the PAL ray of hope. So if all that happens then I'll most likely not be bothering.