September 11, 2019
Infiltration has opened up to IGN Korea about his domestic abuse situation from last year that resulted in his leaving the Capcom Pro Tour through 2019. We're nearing the end of his ban period, and thus we discuss where things now stand and how the community may receive him. Plus MajinTenshinhan joins us to talk about where the Super Smash Bros. DLC ship is headed next, and we check the mailbag.
00:40 - The Infiltration situation
21:54 - How to deal with nerves in anxious situations
35:08 - Majin joins for Smash Bros. DLC discussion
47:51 - The Castlevania 3 anecdote
56:21 - Back to Smash
1:09:03 - One fighting game tip to work on this week
1:16:56 - Mailbag
September 4, 2019
We're suspecting there's a good chance we'll get some kind of a Super update to Street Fighter 5 early next year, and if that's the case, what kind of new mechanical shifts could the game really use right now? Plus the Bonchan dynasty has begun, but is this a bad time of year to get hot? Catalyst has a word or two about EVO and how it might get a little more hype than it actually deserves these days, I've leveled up my fighting game scope by getting my ass repeatedly handed to me in Battleship, and we answer a few listener questions here on this week's episode.
00:46 - What kind of mechanical updates should a Street Fighter 5 update include?
28:59 - Bonchan usurps Punk, but how long will his reign last, and was this is a bad time to get hot?
37:11 - EVO is a joke for payouts - Catalyst has some words for the Vegas major (continued at 40:48)
50:32 - SNK is getting guest characters in every other game
53:50 - What I learned about fighting games from playing Battleship
1:01:30 - Cornering your opponent and NOT going in
1:04:53 - Mailbag
August 29, 2019
Catalyst thinks Daigo might actually be doing better with Ryu than Guile, Capcom appears to have screwed Xykes out of a spot at Street Fighter League, SonicFox calls for a GT Goku ban in Dragon Ball FighterZ, the FGC seems to be getting serious about demanding raised netcode standards, and we check the mailbag.
02:09 - Play the right character, not necessarily a top tier (Daigo should play Ryu)
18:38 - SFL forgot about Xykes?
27:17 - What should online standards for fighting games be here in 2019?
42:07 - How is Lucia faring on the tier charts?
50:50 - SonicFox wants to ban GT Goku in Dragon Ball FighterZ
57:30 - Kombat Pack reactions, good and bad
1:08:05 - Mailbag - How to get out of Bronze hell
August 25, 2019
We've got another special episode of our podcast to kick off your week, this time featuring Nick "MajinTenshinhan" Taylor and a discussion devoted entirely to the new Samurai Shodown. Hear why this game continues to turn heads, how easy it is to get into, what makes it so fun, and plenty more.
00:00 - Intros, Nick never plays online
03:37 - It's the ultimate secondary game to have
06:00 - Tips and pointers for getting started in SamSho
10:46 - How's the game balance? Pre and post-patch
19:13 - How often does the better player win? Risk vs. Reward balance
26:08 - The eSports factor
36:20 - SNK is really earning it (Free DLC, input lag, future DLC)
40:39 - What are the chances we see SamSho at EVO 2020?
42:01 - What's the most fun thing to do in the game?
44:00 - Rosters and story
50:00 - Bonus Taylor Swift question
Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.
August 21, 2019
The latest Street Fighter 5 Extra Battle Shadow Lady Chun-Li AI is turning a surprising amount of heads with her Marvel vs. Capcom tendencies... so could she be a foreshadowing of things to come? Plus Dogura asks us to compare Street Fighter 5 to Street Fighter 4, which is more fun to play and which is more fun to watch? Catalyst spent 10 hours getting better at SF5 without playing at all, Justin Wong draws an unexpected conclusion while commentating his epic Moment 37 match with Daigo, the CPT Asia Regional Finals have a tie issue, Street Fighter League is looking a little fishy at the moment and more.
00:54 - Brendan Fraser does NOT suck
02:50 - Shadow Lady foreshadowing?
11:05 - Catalyst spends 10 hours improving without playing, and so can you!
29:22 - Is SF4 more fun to watch than SF5?
38:00 - Recent SF4 adventures and new realizations
52:57 - Is SF5's netcode worse after the EVO patch?
58:40 - Justin Wong on Moment 37 match: Daigo was playing like it was SF5
1:04:44 - Tie on the CPT Asia Leaderboards
1:07:38 - Something smells fishy with Street Fighter League...
August 18, 2019
We're doing things a little differently (heh) and recording an extra interview for the EH Podcast this week. There's been a good bit of request for Tekken content, and so I decided to bring on one of the most passionate and enthusiastic Tekken players from my local scene to just talk everything Tekken. Welcome Shaun "Shaundude" Oyakawa as he shares the beauty of Tekken with the rest of us.
00:00 - Introductions
03:30 - Falling in love with Tekken
07:36 - What's setting Tekken 7 apart?
10:13 - What Tekken 7 offers new players
17:48 - What's the most fun thing to do in the game?
22:20 - Why is Tekken so easy/enticing to watch as a fighting game?
27:40 - Who are some of the best players to watch?
30:40 - How often does the better player win?
34:46 - The competitive narratives are incredible right now
39:31 - How Street Fighter players can especially appreciate Tekken
45:27 - How stressful is Tekken? "When you lose the ignorance"
47:34 - What's more fun? Tekken or Street Fighter?
53:14 - How often does the better player win?
August 14, 2019
People are having a good time playing Street Fighter 5 and things feel pretty good at the moment. Hallelujah. We talk about why. More Street Fighter content, in the package of some sort of winter bundle, is on the horizon but what could it be and how far into the future does Street Fighter 6 stand at this point? We talk about that too. And unfortunately, it's been a rough week for the FGC as a handful of allegations of sexual misconduct have been something of a rain cloud over our community, and we have a few words to share about that.
01:04 - Rumors of a Winter Bundle for SF5
07:26 - Why people are liking the new characters
25:35 - Keep your eyes on Tokyo Game Show (September)
27:30 - Super SF5 in December? (Jon's history lesson)
35:56 - V-Triggers and the need for new defense
50:00 - Ono says no Street Fighter 6 yet... Ono is a big fat liar (like Rose players)... when's SF6?
53:22 - Sexual harassment/misconduct allegations in the FGC
1:00:11 - Capcom's eSports "generates an insignificant amount of revenue" and why that's totally okay right now
1:04:35 - How to Honda
1:18:08 - Poison secretly the best of the three?
1:20:53 - Lucia's fun and intriguing design
August 7, 2019
EVO 2019 is now behind us and there was so much that went down. We welcome DreamKing and MajinTenshinhan to break down and explore early findings with Street Fighter 5's three newcomers. Also, EVO gets in a bit of hot water with fans thanks to a tease gone awry, multiple games knock it out of the park with wonderful reveals, Pakistan proves it's going to continue to make waves in the Tekken scene, we finally get confirmation that Riot is indeed making an all-new fighting game and more.
02:00 - Honda breakdown and exploration
22:06 - Lucia breakdown and exploration
39:51 - Poison breakdown and exploration
1:07:20 - EVO's Snake tease
1:13:09 - Leroy Smith (and also Zafina)
1:18:25 - Samurai Shodown under-promises and over-delivers
1:30:55 - Bonchan wins SF5 at EVO
1:34:37 - New countries from around the world winning big
1:38:15 - Nick's EVO shoutouts and Capcom's words of communication
July 31, 2019
We're just two days away from the official kick-off of EVO 2019 and that means it's time to talk about what we expect to see, what we don't expect to see, and what the hell Capcom could possibly do to satisfy Street Fighter 5 fans at this point. We've recruited tournament expert MajinTenshinhan and his disarming Swedish accent to help us explore the potential for this massive event and the games that it's going to feature. Also, Catalyst kicks his own ass, Filipino Champ gets in trouble for pulling back the curtain on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite, I try to explore the disconnect between SF5 and some of its fans, and Street Fighter League makes a boo-boo
00:00 - Street Fighter 5 EVO reveal leaked - Hot Take
25:48 - What's coming from Capcom?
40:12 - Tekken 7 continues to rise in popularity and clout, how will they follow last year's Negan reveal?
48:58 - Samurai Shodown and its crossover magic
52:13 - Is SonicFox the front runner for Mortal Kombat 11?
54:33 - Is Dragon Ball FighterZ falling off?
1:07:31 - Filipino Champ pulls back the curtain on Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite
1:12:01 - Love, passion, hurt, and anger... my relationship with Street Fighter 5
1:42:39 - Catalyst plays himself (a deeper dive into the particulars of SF5's online connections)
1:53:30 - Street Fighter League's controversial weekend
2:01:02 - Predictions for who is going to win SF5 at EVO
July 24, 2019
Welcome to the third and final episode of our three-week special EventHubs Staff Street Fighter 5 tier list extravaganza. Today DreamKing, MajinTenshinhan, Catalyst, and myself conclude our tier talks as we reveal (and fight over) the top 10 characters as they rank in our collaborative lists.
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02:30 - Zeku*
14:54 - G*
34:48 - Urien
49:55 - Cammy
1:02:06 - Birdie
1:14:00 - Ibuki
1:26:07 - M. Bison
1:38:58 - Karin
1:48:57 - Akuma
2:02:53 - Rashid