Maximilian vs Jeff Gerstmann!

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#1 Posted by LiquidPrince (16891 posts) -

Hey guys, if any of you follow the fighting game community, then you may have heard of Max. He does a ton of helpful youtube videos on a variety of different fighting games and beyond and is pretty active in tournaments. He also has the best tutorials for Marvel vs Capcom around as the production values are pretty great with costumes, storylines, etc... Anyways, he posted a video on Youtube when he apparently ran into Jeff online and it's pretty good. Kind of a proto-quick look.

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#2 Posted by kindgineer (3089 posts) -

Always a cool thing to see some shout-outs for Giantbomb :D Also, I enjoy this guys videos. Thanks for sharing!

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#3 Posted by JasonR86 (10180 posts) -

Cool. I've never heard of this guy before but, if this video is any indication, his videos are probably very good. As for the game, it looks really fun. The fighting system sort of reminds me of Virtua Fighter 5's which is a huge plus in my book.

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#4 Posted by thedj93 (1260 posts) -

that game looks pretty good huh

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#5 Posted by JusticeJanitor (538 posts) -

I'm subscribed to Max on youtube. His videos are pretty good, especially the Assist Me series. Seeing him fight against Jeff was pretty neat.

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#6 Posted by mscupcakes (631 posts) -

That's pretty awesome, never heard of the guy before but I checked out a few of his 3rd Strike vids and decided to subscribe.

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#7 Posted by csl316 (14157 posts) -

Cool video, I'm subscribing, too.

Online's looking pretty good, exciting.

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#8 Edited by ComradeKhan (698 posts) -

The first thing i did on the internet today was check to see if GiantBomb had any Tekken Tag 2 video up yet, so when I saw that they didn't the very next place that I went was YouTube to check Max's channel (Miles923) to see if he had any video of the game yet... To my surprise and enjoyment he did have a short video and it happened to involve Jeff!... crazy. 
That was the first ranked match for both of them.

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#9 Posted by Hunter5024 (6702 posts) -

Jeff used Hwoarang! He just earned 5 Hunter points.

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#10 Posted by StarvingGamer (11419 posts) -

Worlds collide!

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#11 Posted by rmanthorp (4541 posts) -

This was great to see! I really think Max is such a fantastic face for the FGC as he cuts away all the crap and drama. I would LOVE to see Max somehow make an apperance on Giant Bomb as part of some fighting game segment in the future. :D

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#12 Posted by skrutop (3812 posts) -

I've been subscribing to Max for awhile now. It's amazing how much footage he puts up on his channel. I'm digging the Fall of Cybertron vids right now.

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#13 Posted by FLStyle (6330 posts) -

Ahhh I was wondering if someone made a thread for this as it appeared in my YouTube feed.

Max is one of the best guys in the FGC and I fully support what he's doing with his videos, they're informative, entertaining and very well produced.

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#14 Posted by groin (870 posts) -

Nick Cage plays fighting games?

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#15 Posted by Karkarov (3385 posts) -

Yeah Maximillion is basically the best fighting game reviewer you are going to find on the net. Or at least good enough that Capcom themselves will put his vids on their main page for people wanting to learn about their games.

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#16 Posted by Phatmac (5931 posts) -

The guy that was talking was pretty boring, but yeah cool that he fought Jeff.

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#17 Posted by smokeyd123 (361 posts) -

I've always loved max's videos. I'm glad to see he's showing GB some love.

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#18 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1504 posts) -

A wierd confluence of my interests. Yeah Max is great. He does a lot of good stuff to help beginners and such. He is also secretly the film actor Nicholas Cage.

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#19 Posted by FLStyle (6330 posts) -

@groin said:

Nick Cage plays fighting games?

@thegoldencat7 said:

A wierd confluence of my interests. Yeah Max is great. He does a lot of good stuff to help beginners and such. He is also secretly the film actor Nicholas Cage.

Huh, I never noticed before, that's quite amusing!

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#20 Posted by mesoian (1621 posts) -

@skrutop said:

I've been subscribing to Max for awhile now. It's amazing how much footage he puts up on his channel. I'm digging the Fall of Cybertron vids right now.

Max puts up a TOOOOOOOON of content. I totally thought I was going to watch all of his Dragon's Dogma playthrough, but only got about as far as the 5th video.

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#21 Posted by Sauson (583 posts) -

I just saw this on youtube, pretty cool and Jeff did pretty well.

I've been subscribed to Max's youtube channel for a while and his video's are the best out there for anyone wanting to get into fighting games.

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#22 Posted by altairre (1492 posts) -

Max's videos are pretty awesome and he seems to be a cool dude. I like his attitude towards fighting games and the community in general. In addition to that the Wesker in his Assist Me series is totally the best live action Wesker out there (granted the ones in the RE movies are terrible, but still).

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#23 Posted by SpudBug (708 posts) -

I know this is the stereotypical thing to say but max would make a great addition to the staff for adding videos relating to competitive style gaming, something that the guys at GB don't really have time or interest in. Having someone who can get more in depth with fighting games and competitive FPS while still being able to make accessible videos to anyone is something max does very well.

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#24 Posted by Petiew (1442 posts) -
@SpudBug: Max has his own thing, I don't feel like this would work well if he was to join GB. I feel like his videos would actually suffer since the GB guys don't care about fighting games at all.
If people want in depth and accessible videos from Max they should just check out his channel!
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#25 Posted by Humanity (16785 posts) -

For the longest time I thought this was Maximillian from Gamespot. Still nice to hear so many kind hearted shout outs to the site.

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#26 Posted by galloughs (215 posts) -

Lots of repetition and rambling in that video. Also, it blows my mind that people find these games fun still!

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#27 Posted by GaspoweR (4859 posts) -

Yes, A LOT more people than you can imagine. Not as prominent in the US scene though in terms of sheer popularity (your response might as well be indicative of this) but those who are into it are also a pretty tight knit group.

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