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How effective will the newly shown V-Skills for Street Fighter 5 be? Plus pre Capcom Cup speculation and post TWT Finals analysis with MajinTenshinhan

How effective will the newly shown V-Skills for Street Fighter 5 be? Plus pre Capcom Cup speculation and post TWT Finals analysis with MajinTenshinhan

December 11, 2019

Capcom showcased second V-Skills for Urien, Sakura, and a handful of other characters and we have reactions and analysis for all of them. Then with Capcom Cup coming up this weekend, we have MajinTenshinhan join for a bit of a Cap Cup pre-show and to also give us a recap of what all went down with competition and reveals at the Tekken World Tour Finals last weekend.

Timestamps
00:00 - Last chance at our holiday $300 Amazon gift card giveaway
02:27 - V-Skill 2 showcase reactions/analysis
07:30 - Birdie's Gum
13:30 - Dhalsim's Angry Yoga
18:37 - Urien's Indignant Fireball
24:45 - Sakura's Roll
33:25 - Kage's Dive Punch
42:33 - Cody's Dodge
47:09 - Blanka's Shout
51:33 - Alex's Over-chain
54:42 - Poison's Cartwheel
59:53 - Ken's Flip Kick
1:06:40 - Enter MajinTenshinhan... Hype levels for Capcom Cup... 50%?
1:14:14 - The characters to watch out for
1:21:51 - The players to watch out for
1:33:14 - Majin: I REALLY hope we don't get Seth
1:36:11 - Tekken World Tour Finals recap

The top 10 moves we’d like to see changed in Street Fighter 5’s next balance patch

The top 10 moves we’d like to see changed in Street Fighter 5’s next balance patch

December 4, 2019

Street Fighter 5 is expected to get a new balance update in the near future and so Catalyst and I are listing off 10 changes we'd each like to see for Season 5.

Timestamps

02:48 - Setting the ground rules
04:48 - 10
14:40 - 9
26:04 - 8
31:21 - 7
35:35 - 6
43:45 - 5
54:08 - 4
57:15 - 3
1:05:31 - 2
1:15:40 - 1

We discuss the odds of a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reveal at Capcom Cup, how second V-Skills could really help certain characters, and how to beat autopilot

We discuss the odds of a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reveal at Capcom Cup, how second V-Skills could really help certain characters, and how to beat autopilot

November 27, 2019

What are the chances for a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reveal at Capcom Cup? What kind of potential impact could new V-Skills actually have on Street Fighter 5? And how to start winning the war against autopilot.

Timestamps
01:20 - Raptor's Thanksgiving woes
05:52 - Odds of a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 reveal at Cap Cup
33:38 - The kind of impact new V-Skills could bring for various types of SF5 characters
55:03 - Getting off autopilot to better select when to take risks
1:05:48 - Keep an eye on Red Bull Pindrop

How will Gill work in Street Fighter 5, what new V-Skills can potentially do for the game, and the case for a new title reveal at Capcom Cup

How will Gill work in Street Fighter 5, what new V-Skills can potentially do for the game, and the case for a new title reveal at Capcom Cup

November 20, 2019

Street Fighter 5 is on the verge of some huge movin' and shakin' as new V-Skills, Gill, and Champion Edition have been announced. We take a deep dive into all of that plus have some interesting speculations as to what Capcom may still have up their sleeve for a Capcom Cup reveal all on this week's episode of the EH Podcast.

Timestamps

01:33 - Gill reactions, impressions, observations
21:59 - New V-Skills and the opportunity Capcom has to buff the SF5 experience with them
53:40 - What could be announced in December that could top November's reveals?
1:03:30 - Capcom's growing eSports audience
1:07:47 - Mailbag

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The most important things we hope are changed for Street Fighter 5’s next season, Guilty Gear 2020 commentary, and Mai is too sexy for Smash

The most important things we hope are changed for Street Fighter 5’s next season, Guilty Gear 2020 commentary, and Mai is too sexy for Smash

November 13, 2019

Season 4 has been rough for Street Fighter 5 and we wanna see some changes heading into next year, plus MajinTenshinhan joins to talk about community reactions to what we've seen and heard on Guilty Gear 2020, and Mai has shown too much side boob to be in Smash Ultimate.

Timestamps

02:09 - Our hopes for SF5 changes in 2020
47:04 - What to look out for at North American Regional Finals (NARF) this weekend
53:43 - Guilty Gear 2020
1:24:04 - Mai NOT in Smash Bros.

Ono promises a new tournament mode for Street Fighter 5 and sheds light on the game’s future, Harada talks cultural representation in fighters

Ono promises a new tournament mode for Street Fighter 5 and sheds light on the game’s future, Harada talks cultural representation in fighters

November 6, 2019

Ono sheds a ton of light on the future of Street Fighter 5 in a brand new interview with Eurogamer, Harada offers thoughts on the subject of accurate cultural representation through fighting game characters, and Catalyst has some encouraging words for low tier heroes.

Timestamps

00:30 - New tournament mode coming for Street Fighter 5
15:27 - Ono pours water on the idea that we'll be getting a Super or Ultra update, don't expect much in the first half of 2020
26:59 - Ono on the current status of SF5
36:18 - Sounds like Street Fighter 6 is relatively far off... until then? Balance patches!
41:38 - Ono on netcode for future titles
45:38 - Harada talks cultural representation in fighting games
54:48 - Hope for the low tier heroes out there

Top 5 characters we think would bring something new to Street Fighter 5 and should developers be charging for frame data?

Top 5 characters we think would bring something new to Street Fighter 5 and should developers be charging for frame data?

October 30, 2019

Drama hits the world of Tekken after Bandai reveals that it's adding frame data into a future update... for three or four dollars. Plus Catalyst and I each list off our top five picks for DLC characters that we think would best shake things up in Street Fighter 5.

Timestamps

00:35 - Tekken Frame Data COSTS MONEY!
13:03 - Top 5 characters we feel would bring something new to Street Fighter 5

Which Street Fighter 5 characters are just too easy to play for how strong they are?

Which Street Fighter 5 characters are just too easy to play for how strong they are?

October 23, 2019

We welcome DreamKing on to discuss which Street Fighter 5 characters are just too easy to use and win with, also, we take a look into one of the easiest to understand yet hardest to remember lessons, and Catalyst rights a wrong.

Timestamps

01:00 - Get rekt, Sako
01:46 - Characters that are too easy to play
53:50 - Fake News
54:38 - The macro juggling act

Riot’s fighting game could massively impact the FGC, what characters and content could be coming to SF5, a few words about China’s influence, and more

Riot’s fighting game could massively impact the FGC, what characters and content could be coming to SF5, a few words about China’s influence, and more

October 16, 2019

Riot has given us our very first glimpse at their upcoming fighting game currently known as "Project L", and we have some reactions, predictions, and speculation on what this might mean for the FGC. We also offer our two cents on the fact that Riot happens to be owned by the Chinese company Tencent. Plus Ono promises "characters and content" for Street Fighter 5 in 2019, Google makes some pretty unbelievable promises about online play, and more.

Timestamps

00:50 - Our first glimpse at "Project L"
16:37 - Riot's ties to China
25:50 - What's the future of SF5 now that both Sony and Microsoft have unveiled that their next consoles are coming at the end of 2020?
49:50 - Ono: SF5 characters and content coming in 2019 - what might that be?
1:04:37 - Auto-aim on crack? Predictive button presses, negative latency... Google Stadia's tall claims
1:14:50 - Sexy bunny costumes in DOA6 - Team Ninja are yo-yo masters

Is Street Fighter 5 starting to feel boring? Plus a hacker is making ranked matches hilariously unplayable, tournaments need more money, and more

Is Street Fighter 5 starting to feel boring? Plus a hacker is making ranked matches hilariously unplayable, tournaments need more money, and more

October 9, 2019

I've been experiencing a sense of fatigue when it comes to playing Street Fighter 5 lately, and it's starting to sound like I may not be the only one. Catalyst and I examine why we think this is, and how it could potentially be fixed. Plus a Street Fighter 5 hacker is on the loose, Ono is making moves on social media, and we welcome the great MajinTenshinhan to talk about the money problem the tournament scene is currently going through.

Timestamps

01:48 - Has Street Fighter 5 become boring?
31:39 - The surprisingly charismatic SF5 hacker
38:07 - Keeping an eye on Ono's Twitter
46:11 - Tournaments need more money! (With MajinTenshinhan)