June 19, 2019
How will the rest of Street Fighter 5's life play out and what might it look like for Capcom to gracefully transition into Street Fighter 6? We talk about it. I'm finding myself feeling kinda bad for Yoshinori Ono these days, we talk about that too. Mortal Kombat 11 is on pace to outsell MKX, which is no small feat. SNK pulls off an impressive comeback with a speedy fix for Samurai Shodown's input lag, we only kind of agree with Dogura's SF5 tier list, we agree even less with Momochi's views on fighting game development.
01:50 - The future of Street Fighter 5
15:10 - (What we'd want to see in 2020)
21:20 - (Managing expectations via communication)
27:26 - I'm a little sad for Ono
37:50 - Samurai Shodown brings down the input lag
42:28 - MK11 on pace to outsell MKX (And our one gripe with Shang Tsung)
49:13 - Dogura's SF5 tier list is a little bit whack
1:08:51 - Momochi's thoughts on how to develop fighting games in modern times
June 12, 2019
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With Microsoft's Project Scarlett officially revealed, a new piece of the when's Street Fighter 6 puzzle might be in place. Catalyst is tired of dealing with lag when playing Street Fighter online, and has a proposal that would see players begin to forfeit rounds if their connection is too slow. Plus Banjo Kazooie and Dragon Quest's The Hero have been officially revealed as the next two DLC homeruns for Smash Ultimate., and we have this crazy idea that Halo's Master Chief could be one of the next. We bring in both DreamKing and MajinTenshinhan to help with this week's fully loaded episode.
01:45 - Microsoft announces the Scarlett, what this might mean for a Street Fighter 6
20:05 - Banjo-Kazooie finally made it into Smash Bros. (With Dreamking)
31:55 - Locus gets bodied by Banjo reveal (With Dreamking)
33:08 - Why Master Chief for Smash might actually make a lot of sense
48:23 - Catalyst's proposal to penalize laggy players in competitive fighting games online
1:02:54 - Getting top 8 with Alex at a CPT event (With MajinTenshinhan)pending on where you play (With MajinTenshinhan)
June 5, 2019
Karin has been winning Street Fighter 5 major tournaments left and right, and a significant portion of the community is calling her cheap, but is she really? Plus Mortal Kombat 11's netcode is perhaps the best we've ever seen in a fighting game ever, Shang Tsung's reveal trailer is an absolute homerun, the Vice President and Creative Director at Marvel Games tells what the company is looking for when deciding on potential partners, the Japanese Sam Sho demo makes a big WUPS, and we check the mailbag.
00:44 - Is Karin cheap?
24:10 - Sako wants to have Cammy, Rashid, and Akuma nerfed because they're too common (also some M. Bison and Birdie talk)
36:28 - Marvel's Bill Rosemann on what it takes to team with Marvel (Chance of another Marvel vs. Capcom?)
42:22 - Mortal Kombat 11 setting the new standard for fighting game netcode?
54:47 - Shang Tsung, one of the greatest character reveals in recent memory
1:04:00 - Samurai Shodown demo has eight frames of input lag
1:10:22 - Mailbag (How would you buff Ryu to get more people to play him?)
May 29, 2019
Daigo has a controller that lets him throw Sonic Booms really efficiently, and the FGC has no idea what to think about it. Plus we have to wonder if Capcom will be giving us more than just characters for Street Fighter 5 come EVO... another balance patch perhaps? And if they do do a balance patch, they should probably consider nerfing Cammy again and they should DEFINITELY consider nerfing Rashid. Mortal Kombat 11 has a very good showing at Combo Breaker, Combo Breaker has a very good showing at Combo Breaker, Punk is showed the middle finger during his very good showing at Combo Breaker and more.
01:38 - Too much Rashid
15:18 - Is Cammy too easy to play?
25:40 - Will the SF5 EVO reveal be more than characters?
39:16 - Are you okay with Capcom's communication in 2019?
46:24 - Mortal Kombat 11 looks good at Combo Breaker, SonicFox doesn't win
55:51 - Punk unhappy with Combo Breaker heckler, Capcom addresses the issue on Twitter
1:03:16 - Daigo's Gafro stick
May 22, 2019
Street Fighter 5 breaks 3 million in sales, Daigo does not want to see revenge mechanics come back in Street Fighter 6 (which might not be utilizing the Unreal Engine) we're certain Rashid is too good, we're not certain Cammy is too good, Combo Breaker continues to push the envelope, XsK_Samurai is on fire, and more.
00:37 - Street Fighter 5 surpasses 3 million copies sold
14:42 - Daigo's wishes for SF6 (and why they'll probably never come to fruition)
28:45 - How Combo Breaker is continuing to push the envelope, leveling up the FGC for everyone
34:36 - Capcom potentially moving away from using the Unreal Engine
41:08 - Rashid of the Turbulent Douche
47:18 - Akuma's big fat crouching fierce
50:44 - The Cammy in the room
59:24 - XsK Samurai and his red hot run at SFL
May 17, 2019
The way SonicFox practices, the way Tokido plays, and the way Bonchan talks give us useful glimpses as to how these brilliant fighting game minds work, plus there's a new James Wan Mortal Kombat film in the works, Catalyst admits G is better than he thought, a few takeaways from Summit of Time, and more.
01:14 - SonicFox at Summit, Mortal Kombat 11 week 3
11:51 - Catalyst's updated thoughts on G
30:42 - Tokido and his weird dashing habits
41:12 - Bonchan talks about Punk
49:39 - James Wan Mortal Kombat film... IN SOUTHERN AUSTRALIA!
56:34 - Combo Breaker top 8 character predictions
May 13, 2019
Ono takes to Twitter to remind us all that more Street Fighter 5 content is indeed coming. We look to both the past and future to try to get an idea of what said content might be, when it's most likely to come, and how the community will respond given the three year emotional roller coaster that has been Street Fighter 5.
00:50 - Ono's tweets
03:53 - How Capcom has communicated in the past
05:24 - Ono uses new "World Warriors" terminology. What might this mean, and how much hype is left in the tank?
15:46 - Where are the likeliest places we'll see this upcoming reveal?
26:03 - 'Where does my heart beat now?' - How should Capcom handle the time between now and the eventual reveal?
32:37 - For all the negativity, there's a lot of good to remind ourselves about right now
May 8, 2019
NetherRealm Studios has been under a bit of fire after allegations of harsh and grindy work environments surfaced, and this seems to be something of the norm for game development companies in general here in recent times. Capcom releases their latest IR report and let's just say the path into their future has a giant neon eSports sign above it. We also talk a bit about some backlash from 801 Strider over last week's episode of the podcast, discuss the struggles of content creation as BornFree may be ramping down soon, lay out which characters you should be choosing in MK11 if you want to play a top tier and more on this 50th episode of the EventHubs Podcast.
02:30 - NRS under fire for strenuous work environments (what change needs to happen to avoid this as a general rule?)
10:33 - Capcom's eSports plans are a blazin'
25:14 - Tekken X Street Fighter, it's still on hold and that's okay
33:27 - A response to 801_Strider's angry tweets
42:26 - You should check out BornFree's content (the trials and tribulations of content creation in the FGC)
51:46 - Top tier/most popular characters in MK11 right now
1:00:20 - Jon compares Street Fighter to other stuff (GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS THROUGH S8 EP4)
May 1, 2019
I got to experience Northwest Majors firsthand. Catalyst and I talk a bit about my experiences, including my brief conversation with 801 Strider, who won the whole event with G! Who is a good character! Who Daigo is now practicing with! We talk about him for a little bit. But also, Mortal Kombat 11 is a week old now, which characters are emerging as seemingly stronger than others, and have those pesky towers been fixed yet? Smash Ultimate becomes the best-selling fighting game of all time, but even Sonic mains are having a hard time finding anything good to say about the latest Sonic movie trailer.
00:00 - About that job requirement...
04:52 - Raptor's adventures with drunk friends at NWM
10:06 - G is winning more tourneys, Daigo is starting to use him, are general opinions on the character starting to change?
36:19 - Chris CCH doing work with Sakura
41:20 - Will Daigo be able to make G work given his particular style as a player?
45:53 - Troll E Honda character reveal reminds us of how thirsty we are for SF5 content
48:50 - MK11 one week in
53:46 - Smash Ultimate becomes the best-selling fighting game ever
55:41 - Snake slowing down Ultimate action - is it going to be an issue?
59:32 - About that Sonic trailer... (setting up the Smash Bros. cinematic universe )
1:05:34 - Mike Ross makes an appearance on Cross Counter's "The Untitled eSports Show"
1:13:23 - Cobra Kai Season 1 = Zeku Cobra Kai Season 2 = Sagat (Plus you get to hear Jon sing)
April 24, 2019
We've been playin' us some Mortal Kombat 11 for a good week or so now, we get into the good the bad and the beautifully ugly of the latest and greatest from NetherRealm. Also, the Capcom Pro Tour continues to chug along and Punk continues to make Grand Finals. Is his recent come from behind victory against Daigo enough to say he's the best in the business right now? Plus Hungrybox has a crab thrown at him after his win at Pound. It's funny, but it may be indicative that we're starting down a road that we really don't want to be traversing.
01:24 - Coffee, Salt, and Basketball
04:58 - Mortal Kombat 11 reactions - Why should people pick it up?
07:41 - How might it hold up in the competitive scene?
09:39 - Lots of mechanics, more technical than ever before
12:25 - Netcode experiences
14:41 - The problem with in-game economy (Krypt and Towers of Time)
25:52 - How big of a step in the competitive direction is MK11 taking the NRS scene?
28:36 - ESPN Mode? Limitations because of gore and cut scenes
35:49 - M. Bison, Punk, and The Mix Up
49:25 - SF5 is free to play right now... but do people care?
53:33 - How much would people care at this point if a character were announced?
59:59 - G wins a CPT event (are online events as legitimate as offline ones?)
1:05:29 - Hungrybox's crab problem
1:15:07 - Samurai Shodown is looking a little extra bloody, looking high risk/high reward, might not thrive in 2019's climate