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Justin Wong explains how to interrupt being downloaded, and what you can do to recognize that you've been figured out

Posted by Catalyst
December 1, 2013 at 10:03 p.m. PST

EG|Justin Wong's latest column here on EventHubs explores how to interrupt being downloaded while playing fighting games, and what you can do to recognize when you've been figured out.

Justin gives a full analysis of a SSF4 AE v2012 match between Snake Eyez (Zangief) and Uryo (Sakura) from Shadowloo Showdown 2013, noting specific moments where the flow of the match changed. Here's a snip from the write up.

I watch a lot of fighting game streams and there are many times where I see people in the chat type "Downloaded" or "He got figured out."

This chapter will focus on how to distinguish that YOU are being downloaded and once you do realize that you are being downloaded, how to interrupt the download and continue on playing YOUR game.

Many people do not even realize that the download has already begun. Here is a common one that happens a lot but people do not realize it.

As always, you can find a full archive of Justin Wong's Step Up Your Game columns here.

Comments

OhYouDontSayThat said on December 1, 2013 at 10:07 p.m.

just dash up twice and shoryu. daigo does it all day. they never see it coming...

#1
perfume said on December 1, 2013 at 10:21 p.m.

This. Just dash up without giving a f*ck, uppercut, FADC, profit.

#2
evo546 said on December 1, 2013 at 10:27 p.m.

Then you should sign up for NEC and make that profit lol

#3
spotlesseden said on December 1, 2013 at 11:15 p.m.

i tried online. I can confirm that works.

#4
FlynnChop said on December 1, 2013 at 11:23 p.m.

Haha. I love how if you just assume everyone plays shoto, nobody bats an eyelash.

I guess it isn't a bad assumption, really.

Like a 4th of the cast of SF is shoto and around 80% of the choices for the 5th character pole here on EH were shotos. I'm not going to pretend it didn't take me 10 years to break out of my Ken comfort zone, but damn, y'all.

#5
Ninjanuity said on December 1, 2013 at 11:29 p.m.

My character doesn't have a DP. I guess her equivalent is dash up > Karakusa.

#6
MahvelBaby said on December 2, 2013 at 2:11 a.m.

In USFIV, it'll be dash twice and EX Fuki.

#7
sergio_reyes_ said on December 2, 2013 at 2:45 a.m.

ask capcom

#8
muscleneverdie said on December 2, 2013 at 3:19 a.m.

Less than a 6th, actually. 43 characters currently, 7 shotos.

#9
samuraix025 said on December 2, 2013 at 3:45 a.m.

Someone takes tthings too seriously

#10
SgtKonus said on December 2, 2013 at 4:23 a.m.

For me it's dash up Neckbreaker, it's so XBL that it works.

#11
mercurian said on December 2, 2013 at 5:14 a.m.

i prefer empty jump ultra, DPS style

#12
JIHADJOE said on December 2, 2013 at 6:37 a.m.

@5
Since Ryu is the 'template' character for SF, it makes sense to reference the shoto moveset when making explanations. Players are free infer their own character's closest equivalent move.

#13
Sasuga said on December 2, 2013 at 6:47 a.m.

Is it you?

#14
fineyoungcanibal said on December 2, 2013 at 8:40 a.m.

Good article, EH needs more content like this.

#15
Cyan said on December 2, 2013 at 8:57 a.m.

If you don't press any buttons, there is nothing to download...

#16
forbiddentech said on December 2, 2013 at 8:59 a.m.

So justin says that "online specials," are the prevention from being downloaded?!?!

#17
Guybrush20X6 said on December 2, 2013 at 11:53 a.m.

What the hell does downloaded mean in this context?

#18
Devhawk124 said on December 2, 2013 at 12:07 p.m.

I love the cover picture.

"What do we do for the cover picture for avoiding being downloaded?"

"Just put a o with a slash through it on Sakura it's fine."

#19
anthonygamer said on December 2, 2013 at 12:31 p.m.

Downloaded = Figured out

Like if we are playing and you beat me the first round easily, but then in the second round none of your attacks or mixups work anymore. You lose the second and third round ending in a perfect. You were downloaded. Figured out. Exposed.

#20
GameMaster said on December 3, 2013 at 1:41 p.m.

So, basically, "downloading" means acting like an arcade mode boss.

#21


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