By StarvingGamer 15 Comments
Wtf Liu Kang, I'd have to take him online to be sure but he seems like an absolute pressure monster. Two quick strings lead to over 1/3 life combos either starting in a low or ending in an overhead. And one combo is all it takes to take the opponent across 2/3 of the stage and into the corner. I've been avoiding corner combos in my previous videos to try and keep things simple, but with Liu Kang you really have to know when your opponent will and will not end in the corner because if you do the wrong ender, you will whiff. Wattah!
By StarvingGamer 18 Comments
Taking @Kyreo 's suggestion I dove into Mileena (that's what she said) over the weekend. It's amazing how much more difficult it is to come up with strong combos when you don't have a projectile that wraps up the opponent in a nice, neat, beatable package. I tell you, it was a lot more frustrating trying to pull off combos consistently with her and I don't think I'll be picking her up for serious play. Anyways this is what I've got:
By StarvingGamer 35 Comments
So after tearing my way through Story Mode and 299 levels of the Challenge Tower (fuck you Mileena) I decided to step away from MK9 for a few days since PSN has been down and frankly, I was getting pretty angry with the game. This morning, however, I started thinking about how much fun I was having messing around with Scorpion in practice mode and figured I'd buckle down and really try to figure out some shit. An hour or so later I had this to show for my efforts:
Rather than go for flash, I just wanted to figure out the most effective combos doable mid-screen from a variety of standard offensive positions. The results were a powerful hitconfirm, a combo off of a quick low, two overhead combos with significantly different openers and an air-to-air anti-air combo. If I had more time before work I probably would have tried to work in a punish combo for all the blocked floaty specials but maybe I'll save that for another video.
With this video in my pocket (and uploaded to the Whiskey Media fighting game community channel, check it out guys!), I'm hungry to move on to my next character. Do any of you guys have any characters you'd like to request? I'm thinking of taking a look at Kabal or Nightwolf since I really enjoyed using them but any suggestions are welcome. I can't wait until PSN comes back so I can use my advanced knowledge to get horrifically beaten.
By StarvingGamer 26 Comments
By StarvingGamer 4 Comments
I'm a huge fighting game nerd but, unfortunately, none of my friends are. This means I spend all my time either dealing with lag online or dinking around on my own in training mode theorycrafting combos. I know it's almost a month out but I'm wondering if any GB'ers local to the Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena area of LA would be interested in doing some kind of meet-up the weekend of release (2/19,20). If there's interest I might be willing to let some of you folks into my home to (murder you) play some MvC3, SSFIV or possibly BB:CS.
I play on PS3 and own 2 TE fightsticks, one with the default square gate and one I modded with an octagonal gate. I also own a second TV and a 360 so if people were willing to bring their gear / play on pad we could have two games going simultaneously. My GF is with child and I am a teetotaller so this would be a SOBER event. Depending on how festive I feel, I may cook (ex-chef) or more likely just order a bunch of pizza. I figure this could be a great way to make some new gamer friends and actually play fighting games the way they're meant to be played.
So what say you? Can I TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE!?
By StarvingGamer 4 Comments
I'm a huge fighting game nerd but, unfortunately, none of my friends are. This means I spend all my time either dealing with lag online or dinking around on my own in training mode theorycrafting combos. I know it's more than a month out but I'm wondering if any GB'ers local to the Burbank/Glendale/Pasadena area of LA would be interested in doing some kind of meet-up the weekend of release (2/19,20). If there's interest I might be willing to let some of you folks into my home to (murder you) play some MvC3, SSFIV or possibly BB:CS.
I play on PS3 and own 2 TE fightsticks, one with the default square gate and one I modded with an octagonal gate. Also my GF is with child and I am a teetotaller so this would be a SOBER event. Depending on how festive I feel, I may cook (ex-chef) or more likely just order a bunch of pizza. I figure this could be a great way to make some new gamer friends and actually play fighting games the way they're meant to be played.
So what say you? Can I TAKE YOU FOR A RIDE!?
EDIT: I just realized I own 2 TV's, 2 PS3's and a 360 so if people were willing to bring their gear / play on pad, we could have to games going simultaneously! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
By StarvingGamer 1 Comments
...I've finally come to the end of my first major wiki edit for Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. I've been obsessed with the series since Freedom 2 (with over 1000 hours logged) but felt kind of burned out on Tri with the oversimplified farm, lackluster and disorienting underwater combat, way too hard to kill Jhen Mohran for passage into high rank, and removal of my favorite weapons the Gunlance, Bow and Hunting Horn. The Switch Axe was pretty bomb though. I kept telling my friends that I probably wasn't going to pick up Freedom 3 until last week, for no real reason, I started reading about all the changes they're making.
Now I can't wait to get my greedy little hands on that game. I have no idea if I'll be able to wait the arduously long time it's going to take them to localize it, if they bring it over here at all. On the other hand I really don't know if I'm comfortable picking up the Japanese version since I won't be able to read anything. I know there are plenty of FAQs and resources out there translating every item and menu option, but I'm worried that having to constantly cross-reference a web site every time I want to make a Max Potion will burn me out on the game before I can really get in to it.
I guess for now I'll play the waiting game. With Catackalysm and GT5 it's not like I have the time to dedicate to any real MH play anyways. If you have a moment though, why not pop on over to the wiki and tell me how I did? What did I leave out or, having not even played the game, get completely wrong? Could I be clearer? Could I be neater? Do I say too little or too much?
Thanks for listening to me ramble on about Monster Hunter but I think it's time to get back to work. Those monster pages going all the way back to MH2 aren't going to create themselves!
By StarvingGamer 6 Comments
I used to be an avid watcher of Pro SSFIV footage, primarily through SRK but really anywhere I could get my hungry eyes on it. I couldn't get enough of crazy clutch Daigo wins, irrationally hating Justin Wong in every match, and the amazing technical skills of Arturo Sanchez. I'm still not sure whether my girlfriend was bemused with or embarrassed by me screaming at the screen as Justin was put into losers by Vangief then sent home by Gamerbee during Evo2k10.
Then SCII: WoL came out.
Now I find myself with a wealth of riches, from the endless antics of Tastetosis, the witty banter of JP and company, and the onslaught of quality content from Day, one of the few entertainers that actually make me laugh out loud. It's great, it's amazing, except for the fact that I seem to have suddenly lost all interest in SSFIV. I'll still get a rise out of an amazing Makoto video or ANY video of Rose winning (that's my girl!), but everything else seems flat and lifeless.
I know some of this might be new car smell, but I'm pretty sure that most of it comes down to quality of content. Now don't get me wrong, people like Gootecks, Keits, Mr. Wizard, Dogface, Skisonic etc are all great, hardworking guys. It's that the quantity, and unfortunately caliber, of content they're putting out isn't nearly enough for a greedy consumer whore like myself. Even with MvC3 and hopefully SSFIVAE out in time for Evo2k11, I'm worried that I'm not going to care enough to watch it.
I know this all my come off sounding somewhat strange. So what if I'm bored with SSFIV if I've found something bigger and better to sink my time into. It's just that the entire Street Fighter series has been such a huge part of my life since I first got my hands on a stick and 6 buttons at the local Pizza Hut, part of my heart breaks at the thought of moving on.
So who knows, maybe with Evo Japan happening next year the scene will be revitalized. Maybe we'll start getting HQ live streams of SBO with English commentary. Maybe some player out there will realize they love the game so much that they need to create 3+ hours of amazing content each and every week breaking the game down. Or maybe I'll be so into MvC3 by then that fighting games will make my eyes twinkle again.
Or maybe I just need to work on getting better at SSFIV. Meh, I'll watch some more VoDs of the GSL instead.