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Posted By hassun

G-G-G-G Unit!

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Posted By MerxWorx01

Some how, of all things that gets me turned on to Dead Cells is the whole review plagiarism fiasco revolving around it.

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Posted By Genessee

That thumbnail is a good sign GB West get how glorious G is.

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Posted By whalesex

G turned out to be a pretty fantastic character judging by day 1 videos. He has a ton of utility and is very strong. I thought I would hate him but he's been great so far.

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Edited By Redhotchilimist

@genessee said:

That thumbnail is a good sign GB West get how glorious G is.

@whalesex said:

G turned out to be a pretty fantastic character judging by day 1 videos. He has a ton of utility and is very strong. I thought I would hate him but he's been great so far.

Y'all thinking they were gonna like G are in for a rude awakening. I dig him, though. When they originally revealed his face I thought he looked pretty bad, but he turned out to be a really lively character. All of his poses, his delusional speeches, his oddball behavior... he's a real eccentric, larger than life dude, and I like that a lot. He's bizarre and baffling, and nobody in-game or IRL can tell if he's an idiot or if he's secretly doing some shady shit for the Illuminati or whoever.

I wish I could get some elaboration from Jeff on what he feels like is the core of what Street Fighter is and should be, but I'm not sure it that's reasonable. It seems like it's just a feeling of "this is too weird" in regards to certain characters, SF3 characters before and SFV characters now, and it can be hard to nail down what exactly your preferences entail. But all new SFV characters are bad? I can recognize not everyone out of FANG, Laura, Rashid, Necalli, Kolin, Zeku, Ed, Falke, Abigail, Menat or G are bangers, but you'd think anyone could like some of them.

It's the kinda topic that seems ripe for a JAR, at least.

Personally I used to have Street Fighter characters I couldn't stand the look of, like Sakura, Birdie, Rose or Karin, but I've mellowed out on most the characters I hate. Rose's whole design still annoys me.

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Posted By skinnyluigi

Shame about The Crew 2

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Posted By Genessee

@genessee said:

That thumbnail is a good sign GB West get how glorious G is.

@whalesex said:

G turned out to be a pretty fantastic character judging by day 1 videos. He has a ton of utility and is very strong. I thought I would hate him but he's been great so far.

Y'all thinking they were gonna like G are in for a rude awakening. I dig him, though. When they originally revealed his face I thought he looked pretty bad, but he turned out to be a really lively character. All of his poses, his delusional speeches, his oddball behavior... he's a real eccentric, larger than life dude, and I like that a lot. He's bizarre and baffling, and nobody in-game or IRL can tell if he's an idiot or if he's secretly doing some shady shit for the Illuminati or whoever.

I wish I could get some elaboration from Jeff on what he feels like is the core of what Street Fighter is and should be, but I'm not sure it that's reasonable. It seems like it's just a feeling of "this is too weird" in regards to certain characters, SF3 characters before and SFV characters now, and it can be hard to nail down what exactly your preferences entail. But all new SFV characters are bad? I can recognize not everyone out of FANG, Laura, Rashid, Necalli, Kolin, Zeku, Ed, Falke, Abigail, Menat or G are bangers, but you'd think anyone could like some of them.

It's the kinda topic that seems ripe for a JAR, at least.

Personally I used to have Street Fighter characters I couldn't stand the look of, like Sakura, Birdie, Rose or Karin, but I've mellowed out on most the characters I hate. Rose's whole design still annoys me.

That's what's so good about Sakura and Karin's V versions. Complete fixes to EVERYTHING wrong with them.

Rose is just Lisa Lisa from JoJos. heh

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Edited By Redhotchilimist

@genessee: I really like what SFV did to... well, not every character, but for sure what they did to some of the Alpha characters. Birdie, Sakura, Karin and Cody look much better and all had some story development. Mika and Birdie are straight up playable and fun now, too.

I love me some Lisa Lisa! But Lisa Lisa just looks like a cool chick. Rose looks bananas.

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Edited By _Brojangles_

I'd rather play literally any character that debuted in Alpha, SF3, SF4, or SF5, than anyone from Street Fighter 2. I know their icons, but they're all so simple/boring that they put me to fucking sleep.

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Posted By Onemanarmyy

When the winner feels bad about the chumpchange another competitor 'wins', maybe it's time to look at your prize pools. When you're a top 8 player of your game, you should actually get to feel good about that, not feel like you almost broke even on the trip.

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Posted By Eribuster

@onemanarmyy: Nintendo, as with a lot of things, are bad at sponsoring a video game tournament.

Between the Splatoon events in Japan and the debut of the Nintendo Versus twitter account, Nintendo is getting more in to FGC/esports. I hope they will be pressured to contribute to the prize pool if they continue to be a part of the scene. Last I heard, Nintendo contributes none or very little to the prize pool.

It might be a Japanese law thing where such things are seen as illegal gambling, but I think there has been policy changes in Japan in regards to earnings in esports.

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Posted By Bicycle_Repairman

@brad You have done some excellent and thoughtful written work good sir. I know it wont sway your own opinion of it, like many people i still cant get behind my own recorded voice even when its fine. But i still felt like it should be said.

Also i agree that a review carries way more weight and critical authority that other more fleeting forms.

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Posted By BisonHero

Jeff saying United States of Smash sure is an interesting reference.

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Posted By WTFOliver

man I think Jeffs attitude towards new things in Street Fighter is pretty disheartening. Also big smh bc even tho G is a weirdo hes a cool ass weirdo.

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Posted By hippie_genocide

Jeff and Brad seemed to suggest that Daigo just shows up to Evo for business purposes and not as a real competitor anymore. Or they at least weren't sure. Daigo is very much still a serious competitor and was on a lot of people's short list to win Street Fighter at Evo since he was just coming off of a CPT Premier event win at VSFighting in Europe a couple weeks ago.

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Posted By Vicious17

Jeff saying G "cheapens" SF is fucking insane to me when characters like Rufus exist.

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Posted By KaneRobot

I'm in the boat with Jason on the "had to write a poem, waited until the last minute, and stole song lyrics" front. That was probably 1999. I just swiped from a black metal band since I figured even if the professor somehow decided to check online, they wouldn't be posted anywhere. I got away with it! The thrill of victory!

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Posted By thatlad

Jeff right in there during the IGN conversation "2nd biggest gaming site"

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Posted By faridmon

Man Jeffs rant against The Crew 2 and his interesting take on reviews being written was very facsinating

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Posted By nofzac

its pretty crazy that once people who were into games in the late 80s/early 90s die off...nobody will remember who Bernie Stolar was.

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Posted By DPXJube

I think Jeff's complaint about SFV is a little unwarranted.

All of the traditional and fundamental characters are there except I guess for Honda. The characters with the more specialized and weird playstyles are there just because there's tons of Street Fighter characters and unless you start introducing some crazy playstyles like stance characters, characters with extra bars or puppet characters then you are just going to get retreads of characters that already exist

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Edited By ProfessorK

I was ready to not be at all impressed by G and man, that character is for me the best one yet. His theme is Godlike, his moves are flashy and effective, he has a unique mechanic to his gameplay, and I dunno why a tribute to a historically well liked president is a bad thing.

Jason might like him after seeing high lvl G and Jeff might like that move that only happens when you're idle for a minute, it's the right kind of dumb.

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Edited By ProfessorK

@hippie_genocide: Yea, I was surprised that Ben didn't realize that Daigo had an amazing year compared to last year and looked to be having a lot of fun streaming as well.

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Posted By anarchovelo

This is somewhat of an explanation on what happened during the Smash 4 finals with a little more context than what Ben provided.

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