Are people underselling how technical of a game Street Fighter 5 is? We discuss how it stacks up with other titles in the franchise

Plus Mortal Kombat 11 leaks, Blanka's fancy new glitch, Smash Bros. sales and much more

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • February 14, 2019 at 7:04 p.m. PST

Our apologies for not uploading at our usual Wednesday time of the week, but we're back with episode 38 of the EventHubs Podcast and no shortage of topics to get to.

We kick off with our thoughts on Jump Force's less than stellar reviews thus far, the Blanka glitch that's been turning Street Fighter 5's Ranked play into a goofy but fun time and Mortal Kombat 11's numerous recent leaks.

Sales for SF5 have increased a significant amount since the release of Arcade Edition, and sales for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate have been absolutely amazing. Nintendo, however, isn't entirely satisfied, and we delve further into why.

On a more general front, Sony has spoken out on why it's not going to be at E3 this year. If what they're saying is true then others may follow in suit, but we have our hesitations in believing them fully.

The heart of the episode is surely Catalyst and my discussion about the technicality in Street Fighter games as we try to assess which titles require/feature the most thought, nuance and variety in their play.

We've included a poll so you can vote for the Street Fighter titles you think are the most technical. You'll find it after the embed, and can vote for your two top games.

Timestamps

01:35 - Jump Force doesn't look gud
09:36 - Blanka glitch, good times?
15:36 - Capcom says "Street Fighter 5's story isn't over yet"
17:09 - SF5 sells 700k more copies
24:46 - Why Sony is skipping E3 (are they full of it, or is this the start of a new trend?)
33:30 - Mortal Kombat 11 leaks galore
37:24 - Japan thinks Birdie is top tier, and they might be right
51:02 - Final Fight's movie magic inspiration
57:32 - Nintendo not satisfied with 15 million in Smash Ultimate sales
1:00:21 - Technicality in the Street Fighter series

Editor's note: We've noticed the timestamps appear to change depending on the medium you're using to listen. The ones above may place you a few seconds before when each respective topic actually comes up.

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