Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 comes out on top in the Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive, awaiting final word from EVO staff

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 8, 2017 at 12:02 p.m. PST

The Make-A-Wish Foundation EVO 2017 charity drive to determine the player's choice game has concluded. At this time, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 has raised the most money totaling

It was a very close race that came down to the wire. Pokken Tournament and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 were neck-and-neck throughout the entirety of the donation drive, and the end result was a close one.

At this time, we are waiting on confirmation from the EVO staff whether or not UMvC3 will secure the 9th spot on the event's line up. Though the game raised the most money, all of the numbers will likely have to be tallied and potential false donations may need to be weeded out.

To see how much money each game raised, be sure to hit the jump.

Numbers for each game, pending final word from EVO staff


UMvC3: $71,690
Pokken: $66,906
Killer Instinct: $6,116
Windjammers: $4,000
Arms: $1,337
Skullgirls: $920
Super Turbo: $831
MKXL: $137
Nidhogg: $158

Which game do you want to see get the 9th EVO spot?

1. Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3: 194 votes / 78.5%
2. Pokkén Tournament: 53 votes / 21.5%

Total votes: 247


Voting has closed

Earlier: We're in the final 24 hours of the EVO 2017 Make-A-Wish Foundation charity drive, and only one of nine titles (pictured in the banner image) will make it onto the EVO roster this year.

The drive kicked off on January 25th, and though Killer Instinct took an early lead with a $5,000 start, it has since all but fallen out of the competition with six other competitors. Barring any last minute miracles, it seems only two titles remain in the running: Pokken and Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3.

Marvel has led most all of the drive, but Pokken continues to remain on its heels. Right now Pokken trails by just under $6,000, but we'd be surprised if we don't see some pretty hefty last minute donations just before the drive ends.

The drive ends tomorrow, February 8th at 12 p.m PDT.

Comments

Rynamex said on February 7, 2017 at 1:55 p.m.

Let's go MAHVEL!!!

#1
MALDA_IS_BACK said on February 7, 2017 at 1:56 p.m.
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#2
Rahab430 said on February 7, 2017 at 1:57 p.m.

Mahvel baybee

#3
RokoJono said on February 7, 2017 at 1:59 p.m.

just think of all the butthurt that would ensue if marvel lost

#4
Tsujimatsu said on February 7, 2017 at 2 p.m.

Man, people really don't feel like getting MKX into EVO. Is it because of Injustice 2?

#5
WanderlustGeek said on February 7, 2017 at 2:02 p.m.

Does everyone get their money back if their game doesn't make it? Cuz if not I feel bad for those that spent thousands just from one person. I'm all for supporting my game. But if it don't win I would love my money back lol.

#6
KingBT said on February 7, 2017 at 2:02 p.m.

The real game of choice is windjammers..

#7
SqueakyBloom said on February 7, 2017 at 2:03 p.m.

I was pleasantly surprised by how fun and good of a game Pokken is the first time I played it. I really enjoyed the finals last year and hope to see it again this year.

I think Marvel should sit this year out since its guaranteed a spot in EVO for the next 4 years or so at least. Give another game a shot regardless of what it is.

#8
WanderlustGeek said on February 7, 2017 at 2:04 p.m.

Well I think that and..... Everyone knows sonic fox has a 98% chance of winning it. That's what I think. With the other games anyone could win.

#9
SqueakyBloom said on February 7, 2017 at 2:04 p.m.

It all goes to charity so it still goes to a good cause.

#10
WanderlustGeek said on February 7, 2017 at 2:05 p.m.

I still think windjammers should be in there. That would be hype. Marvel is hype to me too. I just can't t play it lol.

#11
BumbleBee said on February 7, 2017 at 2:06 p.m.

It's actually because I2 got into the "Saturday pool of games". The NRS community (well, the part of it from TYM) didn't like it, so they decided to save their money and said "F**k EVO !!!"

#12
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 2:06 p.m.

I thought no one gave a f*ck about pokken? Is this nintendo money?

#13
WanderlustGeek said on February 7, 2017 at 2:06 p.m.

Ook I wasn't sure what happened with it. That works for me. 😀

#14
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 2:07 p.m.

Yeah, NRS fans have no game loyalty, just company loyalty, they just play the new one and ignore the previous

#15
sku said on February 7, 2017 at 2:08 p.m.

There is a weirdly big Pokken fanbase that I guess has slipped under the radar. Might be because I really only come here and follow certain Twitter accounts for my FG news, but it must... REALLY be something.

#16
Rahavic said on February 7, 2017 at 2:11 p.m.

I'm so happy to see donations for such an amazing, selfless, heartfelt and worldwide cause like...MAHVEL!! YO ULL!

#17
Swafflong said on February 7, 2017 at 2:13 p.m.

There is a lot of ignorance about the Pokken community and Pokken as a game tbh. People still seem to think that Pokken's showing at EVO 2016 (only around 3 months after people outside of Japan got the game mind you) represents the community as a whole. In actuality, the community has grown and become more dedicated, while the game has become more exciting to watch due to people finding ways to deal with the zoning that plagued the early days.

#18
Jookey said on February 7, 2017 at 2:20 p.m.

Zoning that plagued the games early days? You mean Field Phase?

#19
Hadrian said on February 7, 2017 at 2:30 p.m.

NEED MAAAHVEL!

#20
WhiteHot said on February 7, 2017 at 2:39 p.m.

Whats a pokken?

#21
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 2:41 p.m.

Or just a big POkemon fanbase in general that just wants their IP to be at EVO heh.

#22
Bird_LaoX said on February 7, 2017 at 2:42 p.m.

We NRs players are not idiots, we won't be a holes to have our games in their event when its clearly they do not respect us.

#23
zUkUu said on February 7, 2017 at 2:45 p.m.

For the sake of diversity, please not a 3rd(!) Nintendo fighter with Pokemon. 2 are already enough. Hope Marvel pulls through.

#24
malcrash01 said on February 7, 2017 at 2:45 p.m.

Marvel better win

#25
Bird_LaoX said on February 7, 2017 at 2:46 p.m.

Are you playing SF4 at tournaments? Yeah I didn't think so.

Evo didn't want MKX at their event period.

#26
Reality2k said on February 7, 2017 at 2:46 p.m.

Let marvel die please in a worthy way

#27
JiFoJoka said on February 7, 2017 at 2:48 p.m.

Even if the other 8 games don't make the cut, I'd still like most of them to have side tourneys to show at Evo.

#28
PiiKhay said on February 7, 2017 at 2:49 p.m.

I hope Mahvel gets it, but it just sucks how its a race with other communities. I hope who ever gets it won't cause drama to the ones that lost, in the fgc...

#29
HooliganComboFTW said on February 7, 2017 at 2:53 p.m.

Well no duh the 2017 sales pales in comparison to 2013.
http://www.nerfnow.com/img/1016/1623.png

Skullgirls community has zero reason to keep doing this. They found other venues since where they are treated as a main game without having to pay a dime for a chance of a spot. Melee already got what they wanted which is the apparent permanent spot in the evo lineup.

2013 donation drive was hype because it was a dead on battle between Skullgirls and Melee community to throw money. Neither one wanted to lose so they put way more then they would have if there was no competition.

2017 drive is way more lukewarm. You got one used-to-be popular fighter with a steadily shrinking community looking for their last hoorah before being irrelevant to Evo apparently and the gimmick Pokémon fighter with a fan base that is a small slice of the Pokémon overall fan base wanting to promote things all Pokémon.

Not really exciting. The only good thing out of this is the charity, but then again you don't need to pay for evo spots to donate to charity.

#30
KingKong said on February 7, 2017 at 2:53 p.m.

Mahvel in jeopardy, and Nintendo games taking over the FGC :( How did it come to this? What happened guys?!

#31
Yawdan said on February 7, 2017 at 2:54 p.m.

Tried donating to Marvel but they only acccept card kmt. They need to put a paypal link in next time.

#32
downvote said on February 7, 2017 at 2:55 p.m.

Seriously?

Pokken?

I mean I took a nice nap when I fell asleep while watching it last year I suppose.

#33
KingKong said on February 7, 2017 at 2:57 p.m.

That's just not true... MvC "INFINITE" might be guaranteed a spot next year, but then after that no one can predict how things will go.

#34
HyperGadoken said on February 7, 2017 at 2:57 p.m.

does anyone know if all the proceeds are going to charity, or just the winner?

#35
StarBuster said on February 7, 2017 at 2:59 p.m.

People with autism and children will crucify you for this comment.

#36
SqueakyBloom said on February 7, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Going off of how a Marvel title has always been at EVO even long after it should be (MVC3 probably shouldn't have been there the least 2 years, last year at least.)

#37
StarBuster said on February 7, 2017 at 3:03 p.m.

Never really liked Marvel but not including it in main line was pretty stupid. Dropping USFIV was alright since we had new SF to replace it, but new Marvel won't be out before EVO so give UMvC3 last year and then move on to the next game.

#38
Ryose said on February 7, 2017 at 3:03 p.m.

It goes to McRibs.

#39
AidanJames said on February 7, 2017 at 3:04 p.m.

Pokken?

Really?

#40
KingKong said on February 7, 2017 at 3:05 p.m.

Well hopefully you are right... to me there is no EVO without Marvel, side tournaments are nice but the main stage is what it's all about.

#41
Yurino said on February 7, 2017 at 3:08 p.m.

People are acting like thousands of people donated, it is like in the low mid hundreds for the leading games.

That said Pokken could easily get in just by the nature of how big of a franchise Pokemon is especially in video game circles, and by how much petty, obsessed and gullible with crap tons of disposable income fanboys it can amass.

Marvel community should be happy as heck this is relatively kept in FGC circles.

#42
Opulence said on February 7, 2017 at 3:09 p.m.

I hope Pokken doen't win, It's not only boring to watch, but boring to play as well. Thought I could enjoy it as a fun party game like I do smash, I played it for like 2 mins and never wanted to touch it again. I hope mahvel pulls through, and if Pokken wins..Then oh well, they put their money where their mouth is.

#43
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 3:14 p.m.

SF4 not being there was clearly something Capcom did to boost SFV, another proof of that is how SFV is constantly on sale on steam but not SF4

EVO statement about that was one of the most dumb excuses i ever saw, "we think it's time for that game to leave" Yeah, meanwhile Melee is still there right? Ok, at least try to come up with something that doesn't scream bullsh*t

I guarantee that if SF4 got the chance of being there, even if by donation, it would be there, meanwhile, MKX "fans" gave f*cking nothing on the donation, even that Arms game got more money

#44
LupusHound said on February 7, 2017 at 3:16 p.m.

Is no one else confused on how "ARMS" got to where it is now?

#45
Gotomaster said on February 7, 2017 at 3:18 p.m.

Pokken is doing well not because of the size of its competitive community specifically, but because the Pokemon fandom itself is rallying for it. While there are certainly people who play it competitively, the larger most amount only go to Evo because its that real time action pokemon game fans had been asking for.

#46
masquedmonk said on February 7, 2017 at 3:23 p.m.

Some people just want to watch the world burn.

#47
theshredder39 said on February 7, 2017 at 3:26 p.m.

The money is going to charity so no.

#48
BlankaBeast said on February 7, 2017 at 3:34 p.m.

Marvel will not be caught

#49
SnakeX said on February 7, 2017 at 3:35 p.m.

No one should be surprised at Pokkén's numbers, Pokemon has a very dedicated and rabid fanbase. The game itself seems solid but that's loyal Nintendo fan money you're seeing boosting the game to where it's at.

Marvel will win in the end though. As it should, Evo and MvC go hand in hand.

#50
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 3:43 p.m.
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#51
SnakeX said on February 7, 2017 at 3:44 p.m.

Melee and Smash 4 have different communities though, SF4 and 5 share the exact same one. It doesn't make sense to have two Street Fighters in Evo's already crowded line up when it caters to the same community. I do agree that there absolutely shouldn't be two Smash games, but the decision there comes from the split community coupled with the fact that the Evo crew know it'll get them big viewership numbers as well.

And honestly at the end of the day, viewer numbers and tourney entrants is going to be the biggest factors in Evo's lineup pretty much forever going forward. It's partly why games like KI and Skullgirls get left behind despite being quality games.

#52
CatalystCB said on February 7, 2017 at 3:44 p.m.

Well this was a community venture and everyone knows MK players will voice there opinion but won't back it cash wise. Hence why mkx gave up on pc at first because MK community are cheap think about it you guys have two powerful games MK and injustice with plenty of content, story and tournaments yet stuff like this happens it's not Evo fault. Look at smash it just does not die it's not Nintendo it's the community. Arms made 1000 more than MKX that's emmbrassing. Like not even a joke how does arms make more than mortal kombat a game that's been out for ages that makes no sense.

#53
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 3:47 p.m.
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#54
OldSkool79 said on February 7, 2017 at 3:49 p.m.

MKXL wow....137 bucks

#55
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 3:56 p.m.

Please, SFV is on sale all the time, SFxT is on sale all the time, SF4 costumes are on sale all the time, but not SF4? I doesn't take a genius to see that they don't want people playing that game anymore

"If you think SFIV is so glorious and has such huge numbers go push it."

I never said i think SFIV is glorious, that game was full of problems and right now we should give SFV a chance, i'm just stating facts, they don't want that game played anymore and clearly gave EVO some money too make sure that didn't happen

#56
KingKong said on February 7, 2017 at 3:57 p.m.

MvCi will be released later this year, please explain to me how does that justify Marvel NOT being at EVO ? What kind of reverse logic are you using here?

Then please explain to me how nintendo taking over the FGC would be a good thing? Please elaborate cause I'm really curious where you're coming from

#57
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 4:03 p.m.

I know and agree with that, it wouldn't be fun to have an half-assed SF4 tournament because everyone is focusing on SFV or vice-versa, that doesn't change the fact that their excuse "SF4 is old" is complete bullsh*t and their decision was 100% based on something Capcom did

#58
Bird_LaoX said on February 7, 2017 at 4:04 p.m.

We didn't wanna bother, we got other venues that treat us better.

#59
Enochrewt said on February 7, 2017 at 4:05 p.m.

The real crime is that Smash is still being played at Evo instead of KI, MKXL or Skullgirls.

#60
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 4:06 p.m.

Don't give me the Skullgirls response, Skullgirls fans have a reason to say that, MKX don't, EVO treated MKX pretty damn good

#61
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 4:18 p.m.

Oh that's what you meant, how's it in jeopardy? they're winning the EVO donation vote thing. And this should be the last year UMVC3 is going to be at EVO.

I think the reason why they didn't include it is because of how many new big name fighting games that needs to be at the main stage. It makes no sense to not include Injustice 2, KOF, GGXrd, Blazblue.

Sure, if Nintendo is "taking over" it wouldn't be the actual company that's taking over. It'll be their fans, if their fans somehow can get more viewers for EVO and those viewers can look at other games that are being played those other games can gain more publicity. I look at it like a convention...well...it is sorta LOL. If other franchises can grow because of the nintendo fighter fanbase then so be it.

#62
masquedmonk said on February 7, 2017 at 4:23 p.m.

Telling you, had I won that Powerball on time - one million to Windjammers, immediately.

It would have been a tax write off, anyway. ;)

#63
RokoJono said on February 7, 2017 at 4:24 p.m.

"we hate nintendo coming into fgc with their fully released games that have tons of players"

"capcom is ruining the fgc releasing crap after crap. i hope they go out of business"

who should take over the fgc?

"well capcom games duh"

-_______-

#64
daisetsu said on February 7, 2017 at 4:26 p.m.

fess up who donated the 137 for mk?

#65
DarkKirby said on February 7, 2017 at 4:29 p.m.

So basically whenever Pokken gets close to catching up "someone" donates thousands of dollars at a time to UMvC3.

#66
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 4:29 p.m.

What does game sales on steam got to do with anything that's going to be at EVO!? Why would Capcom care what you want to play at evo when either title will bring them money!? SFIV was on sale, and was given out FOR FREE on PS plus, so you tell me how does ANY of this somehow mean they don't want people to play SFIV?! HOly sh*t. SFIV sales aren't as high anymore, so why would they push SFIV when SFV is the new game?

But we're not talking about that, we're talking about tourney scenes right?! Great, let's not bring f*cking sales into why SFIV isn't at EVO or at other tourneys (WHEN THEY ACTUALLY ARE!!!!!!! https://www.eventhubs.com/news/2017/j...)

OH CLEARLY they did?! great, let's see that footage gumshoe! Goddamn hell i can hear Rockapella singing that stupid song, except is where in the f8ck is Gellus' logic?!

FACT =/= Speculations!

Here i'll make more speculations too! EVO hates Sonicfox! so they purposely pay people to donate only on UMVC3 and Pokken! So this way MKX isn't being played at EVO and Sonicfox can't win more money!

#67
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 4:33 p.m.

At least Capcom and the others view their games as fighting games, not as party games that are just for the lolz

#68
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 4:33 p.m.

"their decision was 100% based on something Capcom did"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkGTB...

#69
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 4:37 p.m.

While Smash was designed as a party brawler as Sakurai intended to be. The competitive scene grew out of what was capable not by design but by taking advantage of what the mechanics were capable of doing wether it was intentional or not.

So saying that Smash isn't a fighter at the least bit is just blind elitism. Is Windjammers a fighter? exactly. As long as it has a competitive nature to it, it's more than welcome in any tournament if they see fit.

#70
GiMiX said on February 7, 2017 at 4:43 p.m.

MKX should take a permanent seat if you ask me lmao. I don't know why I hate on NRS fighters...I think it's the animations. Characters look really stiff and juggles look awkward vs other big fighters. And then supers that should just be a projectile HAVE to make a physical connection first.

#71
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 4:51 p.m.

"SFIV sales aren't as high anymore, so why would they push SFIV when SFV is the new game?"

Same thing can be said about SFxT, and they're putting that game on sale on the time

"and was given out FOR FREE on PS plus"

Yeah... The arcade edition... in 2012... Together with a bunch of good games that Sony clearly went for it on purpose so they could advertise their PS plus... Great comparison

I'm talking about EVO here, not other tournaments, what's the point of mentioning them?

Also, please stop with the caps, it makes you look quite silly and immature

#72
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 4:53 p.m.

I never said they're not fighters, i'm saying they're not intended to be fighters, i'd rather have companies that see their games as fighters and treat them as such than one that refuses to do it

#73
FightGamerFight said on February 7, 2017 at 4:54 p.m.

I Want MVC3 in EVO sorry Pokken people

#74
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 4:55 p.m.

but it is treated like a fighter, just not a traditional one. what do you call Arms then?

#75
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 4:56 p.m.

Please, if you don't think companies have a saying on what goes on EVO or not you're quite naive

Loved the video by the way, that was funny

#76
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 4:58 p.m.

It's clearly not, Sakurai says multiple times that it's not meant to be played competitively and should be just a party game, even saying that if you want to get competitive, there is other games out there for it, not Smash

About Arms, i'm not going to say anything until it releases or we get more solid info about it

#77
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 4:59 p.m.

Alright screw it, I got nothing much to do for another 30 minutes before I go home. Let's hear how you associate STEAM sales of SFIV to that of the game not being included at EVO. this ought to be good.

Because by that logic, the game that's on sale is going to be at evo including SFXTK.

Sides, why is EVO so important is beyond me. SFIII wasn't at EVO and their last big tourney was hype.

As for the CAPS...NO

#78
RougeMephilesClone said on February 7, 2017 at 5:01 p.m.

I agree wholeheartedly.

(Why was this comment hidden? It's supportive of both series.)

#79
DaveNotti said on February 7, 2017 at 5:04 p.m.

M A H V E L

PERIOD.

#80
Makbaz said on February 7, 2017 at 5:04 p.m.

can someone please PLEASE show me a hype pokken match ???
marvel3 has TONS of it, please show me what ive missed so far

#81
SlashmentEXE said on February 7, 2017 at 5:04 p.m.

Just post once and leave dude, you're annoying as hell.

#82
billyleemang said on February 7, 2017 at 5:05 p.m.

Ya''ll Just giving that money to Chris G , KBR or Justin wong when they win lol. I hope it is a random player that wins evo

#83
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 5:07 p.m.

A company can pay EVO as a sponsor for their respective game that's not ok for you?

So if you're EVO's coordinator right now. You are given money to host each one of those companies' games. Would you turn them down because apparently according to you USFIV's community is still at large.

Or take that company's money and build a relationship with them, and at the same time make other fighters on notice and build their fanbase and viewers?

HMMM!!! an outdated game with questionable viewer numbers. OR BRAND NEW GAMES?!

But you're saying that they're paying them money to exclude other games? Which shouldn't be the case, EVO coordinator has to push out other games based on the company they're being sponsored with, and the number of potential viewers/players.

This is my thing, if UMVC3 is so beloved to be at EVO. proof that sh*t and the community did so. So if USFIV can do the same, friggin do it, you don't need EVO.

#84
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 5:07 p.m.

NO

USFIV is over there, have fun!

#85
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 5:10 p.m.

I'm not saying that being on sale = being at EVO lol, i'm saying that Capcom recent decisions like not putting the game on sale clearly shows that they don't want people playing the game anymore

I'm just talking about EVO because this post is about EVO lol, not because it is SO IMPORTANT, but honestly, it kind is, it's DEFINITELY the most famous FGC tournament, but i agree with you, not always the most hype, no tourney without SF3 will always be the MOST HYPE!

(Using caps is not so bad, might start copying you)

#86
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 5:11 p.m.

Right, the director says that it isn't mean to be played competitively...so why recently they include a serious battle mode build into their game?

I know there are other games out there for competition. Smash is no different, it can be made to be competitive, it worked and now it's on EVO and other tourneys.

Arms is a fighter :/

#87
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 5:13 p.m.

A serious battle mode doesn't make up for a lot of decisions made by people that are clearly thinking about the game in a different way, no wonder Smash is one hell of an unbalanced game

"Arms is a fighter :/"

I sure hope so dude, but you never know...

#88
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 5:20 p.m.

Ok I see the problem here you think that "SALES" = "people playing the game"

"SF4 not being there was clearly something Capcom did to boost SFV, another proof of that is how SFV is constantly on sale on steam but not SF4"

BUT! on a previous statement you said that SF4 not on sale is PROOF that capcom somehow did it to boost SFV numbers at EVO?

If SFXTK is on sale, wouldn't that mean by your damn flawed logic, that Capcom want people to play SFXTK!? D:<

Exactly, MOST famous FGC tourney. There's more than just capcom in this company. For all we know Capcom WANTED to have SFIV in there, but another company pushes them out of the way like Arcsys or whoever. See I can make speculations too!

#89
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 5:22 p.m.

Arms isn't designed like a normal fighter, but it clearly was designed as a competitive title.

I hate to break this to you but neither is USFIV, or SFIII, or any capcom games...especially Mahvel.

Just because a game is played competitively by fans who likes to play it competitively doesn't mean it has no merit. HELL i despise smash, but I don't hate the damn community for loving the game for it's competitive nature.

#90
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 5:22 p.m.

So you agree with me that Capcom definitely had a saying on the fact USF4 wasn't at EVO? Thanks, took a lot of time

And i never said USF4 need EVO

#91
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 5:25 p.m.

More people playing USF4 = SFV being overshadowed

More people playing SFxT = Nothing because that game is already dead and nobody gives a f*ck about it, just means some more quick cash for them

#92
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 5:30 p.m.

I also listed other companies in there as well. If those companies paid EVO money and there's barely any spots left, even if they wanted UMVC3, KI, SG, Pokken all want in too. So what's the best option you can do?

Those other games deserve that spot more than USFIV, you as a cordinator can turn it down if they so please, but it can also bring out bad relationships. Evo's also a business, this is not the EVO that was around during SFIII heydays.

You said that Capcom purposely try to pay off EVO to not include USFIV without any significant proof. You said steam sales was proof which I found goddamn ridiculous.

Better yet, let's count how many games capcom has at mainstage EVO...hmm...SFV! and...OH LOOK JUST ONE! BUT NINTENDO HAS TWO! *GASP* NINTENDO's the real culprit! AND THEY ALSO HAVE ARMS AT THE READY! THOSE FIENDS!

#93
Gellus said on February 7, 2017 at 5:37 p.m.

Except people voted for USF4 to be there together with SFV and they were like "nope"

Why would they do this? People want to watch it, gives money... BUT POKKEN TOURNAMENT NEEDS TO BE THERE DUDE, HOLY SH*T

Short story, Capcom definitely didn't put USF4 there on purpose, Nintendo definitely put Pokken there on purpose, EVO pleased both of them

And i'm not saying sales are proof lol, it's just a funny detail i noticed, SFV always on sale and SF4 still on full price, not something they would do if they didn't care about which one sells more

#94
SmokeRulz said on February 7, 2017 at 5:49 p.m.

I fully expected Marvel to run away with this. I mean, people like Yipes are whining about UMVC3 being disrespected, but it feels like there was no other game that had a chance to beat it here, and this was just an excuse for Marvel fans to throw money at charity.

That being said, I'm REALLY surprised Pokken has been right on its ass the whole time. Pokken fans have really tried, and even if it's gonna come up short, that's still a nice hunk of cash going to charity. Well done.

#95
Yurino said on February 7, 2017 at 5:57 p.m.

"If other franchises can grow because of the nintendo fighter fanbase then so be it."

That's not gonna happen and that's a naive thought process. All that would happen is fans of whatever style of games or franchise will engage in what they like, maybe you'll have a few crossover situations. That's it. If anything, spectators will come and watch their favorite IPs and characters then when that's over, leave and not pay any mind to smaller titles they didn't come to see (they may do that already). As time goes on propagate their scene and grow, making way for more similar titles to be produced for that audience thus pushing more and more of the traditional fighters out.

If Nintendo style games and fans or non fighting games ends up consuming the FGC establishments as we knew it, all that would happen is the FGC will branch off and reestablish itself.

That *My scene will be helped by virtue of being next to more popular scenes* theory rarely if ever works out in these circumstances.

#96
ibukisucks said on February 7, 2017 at 6:25 p.m.

ya i just downvote all his comments and move on. hes becoming worse then zeph and the capcom employee.

#97
LordMorningstar said on February 7, 2017 at 6:41 p.m.

Same thing I did when I tried watching the SFV finals lol

#98
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 6:45 p.m.

Either way, Nintendo shouldn't be shunned because they designed their games as a party game first (which successful at that) and competitive 2nd.

FGC will still be around and new players will take over the older generation. The interest is definitely there. Or the worse case scenario we'll get naruto shippuden 10 at EVO :P

#99
AngriestAngryArtist said on February 7, 2017 at 6:50 p.m.

overshadowed in what? sales? Ridiculous, SFIV already achieved that with the number of games they sold.

But we're talking about tourney here, if USFIV still want to be in the scene start building taht community. Why would capcom shy away from USFIV fans? Hell if you guys are so hellbent on wanting it back maybe they'll support it again and actually put new characters in.

But let's ignore the other games that are in the actual tourney, those can't overshadow Capcom's right? Those are the guys Capcom should worry about, not their own damn IP.

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