Stop asking for the wrong balance changes; why Japan’s days as top dog are numbered; the sexiest thing you can do in Street Fighter 5 and more

November 7, 2018

Season 4 of Street Fighter 5 is on the horizon, how should Capcom go about changing the game this time around? On that note, are you sure what your asking is what you really want? We discuss the delicate art of fighting game balance and why its so much harder than you'd first think. Plus, the 2018 Capcom Cup bracket is starting to take shape, and while Japan has by far the strongest presence, their time as top fighting game dogs may be numbered. Also I reveal what I think is the sexiest thing you can do in Street Fighter 5 and how you can use it to level up on this episode of the EventHubs Podcast.

2:10 - Capcom's next SF5 character announcement is probably extremely close
6:42 - Fighting games are still selling
10:22 - RAGE League in Japan - Capcom still investing in eSports very heavily
11:26 - eSports at Walmart (plus super sound relationship advice)
16:03 - Nintendo's hilarious joke: Waluigi, Piranha Plant and Smash Ultimate
21:22 - John's emotional roller coaster continues
23:27 - 'Take the Throw' - a huge difference between Street Fighter 4 and Street Fighter 5
41:57 - Capcom Cup bracket confirmed players by region/country. Japan/Asia are number one, but may not be for all that much longer
53:34 - Bison, Urien, F.A.N.G and Blanka have the highest win percentages online, here's why that doesn't make them good
59:52 - What (if anything) needs to change in Season 4?
1:05:57 - What's the line between "good" and "broken" when it comes to fighting games?
1:10:00 - How to give helpful feedback and avoid the blind spots and biases of putting yourself at the center of the universe
1:14:30 - SF5 needs more "cash for flash"
1:16:42 - Trap moves need to go
1:18:00 - More nerfs to Crush Counters?
1:22:20 - Why playing with intent is fun vs. why playing without your brain sucks for everyone
1:27:31 - The sexiest thing to do in Street Fighter 5, and how to do it better

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We discuss Infiltration’s situation; plus Canada Cup has major issues, Catalyst recalls the time he teamed with SRK and much more

October 31, 2018

Canada Cup 2018 goes down in flames, so why don't people seem to be lighting torches and grabbing pitchforks? Soul Calibur's lizard penises are getting censored, Catalyst shares a story from the time he and SRK teamed up, and it's finally time to talk about Infiltration's legal allegations. All this and plenty more on this week's edition of the EventHubs Podcast

Timestamps
00:43 - Jon hates an old game you've never heard of
04:05 - Swiss army testicles (and more lizard penis news)
11:34 - FChamp talks Marvel 4
17:47 - Guilty Gear player makes top 8 at Canada Cup using steering wheel controller
20:19 - The internet is hilarious (Smash Ultimate Grinch leak memes)
22:41 - Why does EventHubs post the sillier stories?
26:17 - Catalyst recalls the time he worked with SRK
29:20 - Cap Cup finalists Tokido and MenaRD have had very different years in 2018
41:16 - Street Fighter 5 is(n't) random
47:54 - Has input lag reduction affected tournament play?
53:22 - Canada Cup 2018... what happened?
1:05:16 - Infiltration's legal allegations
1:24:02 - Getting to Diamond in Street Fighter 5 - dealing with jump/dash mix ups

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Just how big is Street Fighter 5’s big change to input delay? We’ve experienced the update, and here’s what we think

October 24, 2018

Timestamps

1:13 - Lizard penises
4:34 - Custom characters are ruining ranked play
7:01 - Super Smash Ultimate leaks reveal the rest of the roster?
12:09 - Street Fighter 5 Season 4 leaks from X-Kira
19:25 - Will people start coming back to Street Fighter 5?
27:40 - Soul Calibur 6's first major tournament
30:43 - Beerus is becoming a legit character in Dragon Ball FighterZ
33:58 - Are locals dying? Mike Watson's warnings for the community
46:09 - How important is the input delay reduction patch really?
1:07:12 - Should we move to PC instead of PS4?
1:15:32 - What's this other change to CFN we're reading about?
1:20:09 - What's next to make better now that input lag is fixed?

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One change we’d make to every character in Season 4 of Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition

October 17, 2018

A brief recap on the news of the week, including rumors of Marvel vs. Capcom 4, and then we jump into our balance change hopes and dreams for all 34 characters on the Street Fighter 5 roster. Dreamking joins for our biggest podcast to date.

Also be sure to leave us a review on iTunes or Stitcher for a chance at a Razer Panthera fightstick!

Timestamps

00:00 - News recap
18:51 - Cammy
25:51 - Menat
36:18 - Akuma
42:43 - Guile
46:17 - M. Bison
53:38 - Urien
1:00:42 - Ibuki
1:05:37 - G
1:12:30 - Karin
1:15:46 - Necalli
1:25:50 - Rashid
1:33:47 - Birdie
1:38:18 - Kolin
1:40:52 - Dhalsim
1:48:00 - R. Mika
1:55:28 - Abigail
2:02:29 - Nash
2:06:20 - Balrog
2:09:42 - Cody
2:14:14 - Laura
2:17:51 - Ken
2:23:17 - Sagat
2:29:05 - Zeku
2:34:46 - Blanka
2:39:05 - Chun-Li
2:41:42 - F.A.N.G
2:45:59 - Falke
2:50:56 - Ed
2:54:53 - Juri
2:59:06 - Ryu
3:03:24 - Alex
3:08:58 - Vega
3:12:18 - Sakura
3:15:53 - Zangief

 

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Input delay reduction in Street Fighter 5 will change everything… or will it? We discuss the highly requested change’s potential

October 10, 2018

We do a quick recap of Combofiend's new ventures with Marvel Games, and delve into the big news of the week... Street Fighter 5's input lag is being reduced. We don't know how much, we don't know if the variance is being done away with and we're not sure if we agree on how much it'll change things, but we have a lot to say about it.

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Playing Street Fighter with your face, calling out Mike Ross and finding motivation during the lulls of life - BrolyLegs joins the EventHubs Podcast

October 3, 2018

Think fighting games are hard? Try playing them with arthrogryposis. Mike "BrolyLegs" Begum joins us to talk about his journey as a disabled gamer.

Timestamps

00:46 - Playing fighting games without using your hands
04:50 - Playing with arthrogryposis, how long did it take to start seeing wins?
06:30 - Where do you rank in your local community?
07:30 - Rebuttal to Mike Ross
11:16 - Do you still play Street Fighter 4?
15:31 - What's the first fundamental lesson you teach your students?
16:39 - SF4 vs. SF5, which is more enjoyable?
21:22 - Was Chun broken in SF5 Season 1?
26:15 - Looking forward to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate?
27:33 - I'm crossing my fingers for Lloyd Irving in Smash
30:48 - How do you find your inspiration to keep playing when motivation gets low?
35:02 - "Nothing is given to you [just] because you 'deserve' it" - Sponsorship drama, woes and the grind
45:51 - Carrying Gootecks on the table, drunken shenanigans at Final Round and showing real personality
50:21 - I wrote a book "My Life Beyond the Floor"
53:43 - "My favorite player USED to be Mike Ross"
53:54 - The story behind getting the name "BrolyLegs"

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‘I can never s*** on what eSports does… I just can’t do what they want me to do’ - Mike Ross joins the EventHubs podcast

September 25, 2018

Mike Ross joins us to talk about eSports, Guilty Gear and all things fighting games.

Timestamps

1:36 - Which games are you playing these days?
6:25 - Entering the FGC in 2018
9:01 - The most enjoyable experience in fighting games
11:10 - Getting into Guilty Gear
14:12 - E.S.P.O.R.T.S.
22:05 - Mike's FGC beginnings
24:35 - Do you still watch the Pro Tour?
28:53 - Thoughts on the future for Street Fighter?
33:29 - Favorite memory in the FGC thus far?

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Is NuckleDu still one of the best? How about Daigo? Catalyst and Raptor debate the top 10 best Street Fighter 5 competitors in the world

September 19, 2018

SoCal Regionals runs into some last minute bracket change issues resulting in the disqualification of a top player, Raphael and Android 17 are announced for Soul Calibur 6 and Dragon Ball FighterZ, Capcom proves it's getting in touch with 2018 with a new Street Fighter update, and Catalyst and I list our top 10 SF5 characters in the world right now

Timestamps

00:49 - Two new characters
05:04 - SF5's fancy new Dojo Mode
09:23 - X-Kira is back in a big way
14:00 - Bonchan busts out Sagat
18:26 - ChrisG gets DQ'd at SCR
28:03 - Capcom Cup moves to Vegas
30:08 - Armada announces retirement from Melee singles
37:00 - SF5 is fun again
42:47 - Ed Boon talks game balancing practices
45:30 - Dead or Alive 6 returns to the sexy
46:53 - Raptor and Catalyst's top 10 SF5 player in the world right now

 

 

 

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Ono’s job has changed at Capcom and what in may mean for the future of Street Fighter

September 12, 2018

Yoshinori Ono's appears to have been demoted at Capcom, we further clarify the details on this as well as respond some Twitter accusations about our coverage, Plus Samurai Spirit has been revealed, Ryu has been dethroned as SF5's most popular online character for the first time in 17 months, I'm still not having fun with Street Fighter 5 and more

Timestamps

01:16 - Raptor's feelings on SF5 a week later
11:15 - Responding to some Twitter hate
16:06 - Samurai Spirit revealed
22:13 - Dead or Alive 6 update
24:17 - Sagat is the most popular girl in school
29:11 - Which SF5 characters have the most CPT wins this year?
37:35 - Yoshinori Ono's title change at Capcom

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What’s holding Street Fighter back and how do we change it? BornFree joins the EventHubs podcast with some intensely interesting insights

September 9, 2018

Plus get the story behind Born's break up Akuma tattoo, hear his awesome idea for a 'Street Fighter Origins' title and much more

Timestamps

02:09 - BornFree's FGC beginnings
06:19 - Predicting characters -- Watch the merchandise!
09:22 - How do you pronounce "Sagat?"
11:40 - Interviewing players, the breakup tattoo and being inspired by Dieminion
20:11 - At the heart of all my questions is: "Why are you so good?"... the answer is heartbreaking
35:40 - How should the fighting game DLC approach change in the coming years?
45:34 - Other games do loot crates better than SF5 does
50:21 - Could Street Fighter work as a free to play game?
59:21 - A free to play Street Fighter example
1:09:53 - The best idea for a Street Fighter game ever
1:13:13 - Encouraging players to transition from single player to multiplayer
1:16:37 - MAKE. IT. FUN.
1:23:15 - Overcoming "barriers to purchase" + Where SF5 missed the mark

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