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Street Fighter 5 players embarrass themselves with baseless reactions to netcode patch; Catalyst feels Seth may be a bottom 10 character, and more

Street Fighter 5 players embarrass themselves with baseless reactions to netcode patch; Catalyst feels Seth may be a bottom 10 character, and more

February 19, 2020

A new netcode update drops for Street Fighter 5 and players deem it an instant failure before even trying it out... we address this and talk about what kind of results we're actually seeing, plus Catalyst is none too impressed with Seth's abilities, we're none too sure about Seth's gender, a Devil May Cry voice actor is none too sure about how to avoid NDA's on Twitter, and we check the mailbag.

Timestamps

00:38 - Netcode woes
31:23 - Catalyst thinks Seth is not gud
45:53 - Fun with pronouns
50:57 - Capcom VS. potential a la voice actor tweets
57:05 - Mailbag

Parts of Japan’s latest Street Fighter 5 tier list are wack, plus Dragon Ball FighterZ is making a comeback, the clock is ticking for Capcom, and more

Parts of Japan’s latest Street Fighter 5 tier list are wack, plus Dragon Ball FighterZ is making a comeback, the clock is ticking for Capcom, and more

February 12, 2020

Some of the top Japanese players in the world have come out with a Topanga tier list for Season 5 of Street Fighter 5, and, to put it lightly, we have some pretty heavy disagreements with it. Plus Dragon Ball FighterZ starts up a comeback, the clock is ticking for Capcom to figure out online issues, I have some firsthand experience with Street Fighter Amateur League, and more.

Timestamps

01:09 - Topanga's whack tier list
35:13 - iDom's tier list for Poison
43:00 - Dragon Ball FighterZ is back?
51:21 - Granblue Fantasy: Versus is selling exceptionally well in Asia... but Catalyst
1:03:07 - Intel World Open starts in about 5 weeks, the clock for Capcom to fix online is ticking
1:10:23 - The good and bad of playing in the Street Fighter Amateur League

How do the sins of Street Fighter 5 compare with those of Street Fighter 3 and 4? Plus EVO 2020 lineup and early Granblue Fantasy Versus reactions

How do the sins of Street Fighter 5 compare with those of Street Fighter 3 and 4? Plus EVO 2020 lineup and early Granblue Fantasy Versus reactions

February 5, 2020

Timestamps
00:00 - The sins of Street Fighter 3, 4, and 5
1:08:03 - EVO lineup, no Mortal Kombat 11
1:18:13 - Nick is playing Granblue, offers very early reactions

 

‘I’m not sure I even recognize this game anymore’ - How much has Street Fighter 5 changed since Season 4 judging from EVO Japan?

‘I’m not sure I even recognize this game anymore’ - How much has Street Fighter 5 changed since Season 4 judging from EVO Japan?

January 29, 2020

EVO Japan played out last weekend and I'm simultaneously surprised and happy to report that I'm not sure I recognize this game. Catalyst, on the other hand, isn't as optimistic. We hash out the particulars of what we saw and what they might mean for Street Fighter 5 in 2020, plus Bandai deals with Leroy issues, and Dogura makes a tier list.

Timestamps
01:01 - EVO Japan... early piece of the SF5 puzzle has Raptor excited and Catalyst worried
10:31 - Characters that are too damn easy to play for how good they are
30:35 - Nuttiness has clearly been reduced
36:03 - Stuff's still settlin', pros still exploring characters
44:55 - Important notes about character usage
51:51 - Tekken 7's Leroy problem and Bandai's notable communication practices
59:26 - Dogura's new SF5 tier list

Is tier whoring more common than ever before due to pro gamers and should developers offer Street Fighter 5 balance patches more often?

Is tier whoring more common than ever before due to pro gamers and should developers offer Street Fighter 5 balance patches more often?

January 22, 2020

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.

Timestamps
00:40 - Is tier whoring bigger than ever in the competitive space?
26:43 - Why character balance is so important for variety
43:19 - Reactions to SF5's current state
1:04:19 - 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

‘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

January 15, 2020

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.

Timestamps

01:04 - Netcode woes
21:07 - Ibuki's potential as best in the game?
27:42 - Other predictions for best characters
33:58 - Tips for processing all the changes right now and honing in on what you want to learn first
44:28 - Daigo the character strength barometer
1:00:44 - 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

Greener grass: The pros who are currently leaving their previous characters behind in Street Fighter 5: Champion Edition

January 8, 2020

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.

Timestamps
00:00 - Intro and Raptor's salty story
03:25 - Who the pros are playing
1:02:06 - The difference between me and Daigo
1:08:03 - Potential knives in a gunfight
1:12:01 - 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

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

January 1, 2020

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.

Timestamps

01:06 - A few qualifications
04:46 - #10
10:21 - #9
18:28 - #8
25:57 - #7
36:25 - #6
41:22 - #5
50:22 - #4
57:29 - #3
1:02:58 - #2
1:10:15 - #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 potential Season 5 top tiers in Street Fighter 5, what the pros showed off at Red Bull Kumite, and more

December 26, 2019

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.

Timestamps

02:30 - Watching RBK, whiff punishing and footsies are immediately buffed... so let's talk Rashid
10:39 - Akuma... how far did he drop?
14:00 - Karin, not hit that hard?
19:01 - G - Almost no nerfs, better V-Trigger 2
25:10 - Ibuki, better in a new way?
31:18 - Abigail - should we believe the hype?
40:05 - M. Bison - don't fear the V-Skill 2
45:26 - M(eh)nat
50:46 - Ken
52:19 - 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 movers
1:05:00 - Zeku, more Old, less Young
1:09:09 - 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

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

December 18, 2019

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.

Timestamps
00:44 - Rashid's fancy new V-Skill
16:08 - Evolving footsies
21:43 - Laura wins CapCup, gets buffs, top tier confirmed?
29:35 - Anti airs that stop cross ups
32:35 - Abigail's fancy new V-Skill
37:46 - What happened at Capcom Cup? No LCQ stream
45:41 - Off stream loser bracket matches
59:36 - Laggy 2p set up
1:04:38 - Ono gets stiff-armed
1:06:53 - Some good things worth noting
1:15:04 - Pocky...
1:20:24 - All's well that ends well