Pissed the hell off: We examine why Street Fighter 5 brings us so much salt - EventHubs Podcast

Cell nerfs, Bandai Namco getting involved with improving online play, fashion police and so much more

Posted by Jonathan 'Catalyst' Grey • August 22, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. PDT | Comments: 42

It's time to throw down ... err, verbally anyway. In the latest episode of the EventHubs Podcast we examine why Street Fighter 5: Arcade Edition has a tendency to piss us off like few other things.

SF5 is a game that can lead even more reserved players to fume with anger, and we discuss the ins and outs of why this title can end friendships — and we manage to keep the joystick destruction to a minimum along the way.

Needing more time to adapt to Street Fighter 5's nuances is a big point of discussion, but we also get into Rise|MenaRD's victory at Capcom Cup 2017, and how we felt this game's style of play worked in the grand finals.

John and I cover EHubs being the fashion police of the fighting game community, as our readers go bonkers over costumes, the developers at EVO 2018 recording matches for issues with their games, nerfs to Cell in Dragon Ball FighterZ, and Bandai Namco's new online services division, which could have a big impact on how this genre is played over the internet.

Another G and Sagat discussion surfaces, as we examine the impact these two fighters are already making on the competitive scene, appearing in tournaments like Topanga, TWFighter Major and Lima Salty.

All this and more can be found in the latest episode of the EventHubs Podcast, where we might even touch on why a certain member of the team disappeared for the last week...

Timestamps

00:38 - The woes of jury duty
02:14 - New Street Fighter 5 costumes (wtf?)
04:00 - Developers recording matches/feedback at EVO... game tweaking
08:36 - Cell was nerfed in DBFZ, not popping up as much in tourney
12:36 - Bandai Namco raising the fighting game bar?
18:20 - Sagat and G show up in tournament already
30:54 - What about Street Fighter 5 makes us so particularly salty?

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