Tatsumaki-Senpū kyaku


So recently there has been a pretty big slump in videogame releases. Maybe it's because we've had roughly eight months straight of quality games coming out consistently from September to May of this year. Maybe we just need to get used to normal summers again. Typical summers consist of a game or two (but mostly XBLA games) that are really great, and then the rest of your time is spent either playing old games, or enjoying the summer.  
 
Personally, I'm not doing much this summer at all. I'm going on a couple camping trips and catching up on games I missed (since there has been a brutal onslaught of games that had not stopped until June). What I really have been playing though, is a butt-ton of Street Fighter IV. My reasoning? EVO 2010. It has basically made me remember why I love fighting games... THEY'RE JUST SOO DAMN FUN! I literally spent all night last time fighting people on Xbox Live with my unstoppable Rufus.  
I LOVE Rufus. He is easily my favourite of the six totally brand new fighters (well.. I guess there's technically eight, if you count Seth, and Gouken). There's just something so likable about him, despite his rather.. awkward appearance. However, that's definitely not a reason to dismiss him.  
 
Although Rufus is probably my single best character in SSFIV, but my long-time favourite has always been Fei Long. He kicks soo much ass. So, usually the only characters that I'll fight with are Rufus, Fei Long, Ryu, Sagat, and SOMTIMES Crimson Viper, just because she's sassy and I like her playing style. I also REALLY like Akuma but I understand he's sort of overpowered and I refrain from playing with him.  
 
Anyway though, my thoughts on EVO.  
I'd say the most entertaining to watch was obviously Street Fighter. That should come as no surprise. What should though, is that Justin Wong (who had previously dominated SF) didn't make the Top 8. It was surely surprising, but I think it is a good thing. Think about this: This year has been so far the largest year Evo has ever had. People from all over the world are making it to the U.S. to compete. It's only natural that Justin got his ass kicked, because American's always go for top tier characters.  
I mean, he lost to Adon, and then Zangief. Proof that any character can prove to stand a fighting chance.  
 
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was DEFINITELY exciting, as this year was it's 'Swan Song' and next year we'll have MvC3 to play. It consisted of Justin beating the ther guy (can't remember his name) and an exhibition for MvC3. I have to say, Dante looks like an excellent character for this next game and I can't wait until more characters get confirmed. Also, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom was played. I have to say I really enjoy it. I love all the unknown Tatsunoko characters, I had a fun time being all of them, and learning about them.   
Oh, and there was also some Tekken 6..... I am not particularily fond of Tekken anymore. I gave up on it AFTER Tekken Tag Tournament (Mind you, I still enjoy the games preceeding it ^-^)
 
So that's about it for EVO. In a future blog I might go more in depth about my fighting game history and why I love them so goddamn much.  
 
Fairwinds.
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Posted by RainbowRoadover9000toads

So recently there has been a pretty big slump in videogame releases. Maybe it's because we've had roughly eight months straight of quality games coming out consistently from September to May of this year. Maybe we just need to get used to normal summers again. Typical summers consist of a game or two (but mostly XBLA games) that are really great, and then the rest of your time is spent either playing old games, or enjoying the summer.  
 
Personally, I'm not doing much this summer at all. I'm going on a couple camping trips and catching up on games I missed (since there has been a brutal onslaught of games that had not stopped until June). What I really have been playing though, is a butt-ton of Street Fighter IV. My reasoning? EVO 2010. It has basically made me remember why I love fighting games... THEY'RE JUST SOO DAMN FUN! I literally spent all night last time fighting people on Xbox Live with my unstoppable Rufus.  
I LOVE Rufus. He is easily my favourite of the six totally brand new fighters (well.. I guess there's technically eight, if you count Seth, and Gouken). There's just something so likable about him, despite his rather.. awkward appearance. However, that's definitely not a reason to dismiss him.  
 
Although Rufus is probably my single best character in SSFIV, but my long-time favourite has always been Fei Long. He kicks soo much ass. So, usually the only characters that I'll fight with are Rufus, Fei Long, Ryu, Sagat, and SOMTIMES Crimson Viper, just because she's sassy and I like her playing style. I also REALLY like Akuma but I understand he's sort of overpowered and I refrain from playing with him.  
 
Anyway though, my thoughts on EVO.  
I'd say the most entertaining to watch was obviously Street Fighter. That should come as no surprise. What should though, is that Justin Wong (who had previously dominated SF) didn't make the Top 8. It was surely surprising, but I think it is a good thing. Think about this: This year has been so far the largest year Evo has ever had. People from all over the world are making it to the U.S. to compete. It's only natural that Justin got his ass kicked, because American's always go for top tier characters.  
I mean, he lost to Adon, and then Zangief. Proof that any character can prove to stand a fighting chance.  
 
Marvel vs. Capcom 2 was DEFINITELY exciting, as this year was it's 'Swan Song' and next year we'll have MvC3 to play. It consisted of Justin beating the ther guy (can't remember his name) and an exhibition for MvC3. I have to say, Dante looks like an excellent character for this next game and I can't wait until more characters get confirmed. Also, Tatsunoko vs. Capcom was played. I have to say I really enjoy it. I love all the unknown Tatsunoko characters, I had a fun time being all of them, and learning about them.   
Oh, and there was also some Tekken 6..... I am not particularily fond of Tekken anymore. I gave up on it AFTER Tekken Tag Tournament (Mind you, I still enjoy the games preceeding it ^-^)
 
So that's about it for EVO. In a future blog I might go more in depth about my fighting game history and why I love them so goddamn much.  
 
Fairwinds.
Posted by mubress

I agree with you. I also LOVE Rufus and dislike Tekken.
 
However, I'm a tad confused. Are you playing SFIV or Super SFIV?

Posted by JJOR64

RUFUS IS GAY!  FUCK THAT GUY!!
 
If you play on Xbox 360, add me!  My GT is JJOR64.

Posted by mubress
@JJOR64 said:
" RUFUS IS GAY!  FUCK THAT GUY!! "
NO YOU
Posted by JJOR64
@mubress said:
" @JJOR64 said:
" RUFUS IS GAY!  FUCK THAT GUY!! "
NO YOU "
NO YOU
 
@RainbowRoadover9000toads:  Are you talking about Vanilla 4 or Super 4?  I'll play some Super if you have it, but not Vanilla.
Posted by Plasma

Theres no joking around here, FUCK RUFUS. 
 
Stupid rushdown, massive stamina, ponytail wearing punk!  
 
Also yeah, fighting games are quite awesome  =3

Posted by Pessh

Lol, Rufus is better than Akuma dude.

Posted by Mandiggidy

kinda confused, you main Rufus......but dislike Akuma because he is overpowered.......quite the conundrum.......

Posted by lordofultima

Akuma is overpowered? What the... 
 
 
 
 
YOU'RE PLAYING THE BEST CHARACTER IN THE GAME, HIS NAME IS RUFUS.

Posted by Gambit

Americans aren't the only players who use top tier characters. Jwong losing to gamerbee was a shocker, but I thought he put up a good fight aginst vangief. Gief is a bad match up for Rufus and he was fighting what many consider to be the best zangief in America. I was rooting for vangief to win but not gamerbee. 
 
As with everyone else WTF @ the akuma rufus comments only game you really have to worry about akuma be over powered are super turbo and HD remix.

Posted by AriKagura

I have yet to spend more time with Rufus. He's just so interesting to get around with. You just don't see enough fat people in fighting games all that often.

Posted by Jeffsekai
@lordofultima said:
" Akuma is overpowered? What the...     YOU'RE PLAYING THE BEST CHARACTER IN THE GAME, HIS NAME IS RUFUS. "
You would say that, teir whore.
Posted by lilbigsupermario

a good akuma player zones really well and tough to get near to, but if you know how to get through the fireballs so you can get near him, akuma is not really a big problem anymore. but a really good rufus player will keep you close and rush you that leaves you no space to simply counter and just turtle your way until he makes a mistake. i think rufus is a much tougher opponent than akuma.

Posted by RainbowRoadover9000toads

Dudes, I don't dedicate my life to Street Fighter..  
I play as Rufus because I like Rufus. I THOUGHT Akuma was overpowered, but I guess not.   
Plus I only have a vague idea of what the tiers in the game are like, I don't even know exactly.  
Hell, I like Fei Long almost just as much, and I'd bet he isn't exactly up there.  

I also use sarcasm a lot.. my Rufus isn't unstoppable or anything, and I'm not even that good at fighting games.  
The reason why I play them is because I understand them, and have a fascination with them. But I don't strive to be my very best, I just have fun playing them.
So yeah.. hopefully that clarified all that bollocks.

Posted by mubress
@RainbowRoadover9000toads: Don't mind these lot, they just forget that not everyone is into Street Fighter as much as them :)
 
Keep playing as Rufus I say. He's a fun character to play with and has a lot of tricks that can be fun to learn.
Posted by Jemenez

tl;dr