Overworked game developers, Capcom's bright eSports future, who to pick in Mortal Kombat 11, comparing Street Fighter to Game of Thrones, and more

EventHubs Podcast episode 50

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • May 8, 2019 at 7:40 p.m. PDT

A lot has happened in the fighting game community this past week and Catalyst and I delve into it here on our 50th podcast episode.

While NetherRealm Studios is sitting pretty pretty with the general success of Mortal Kombat 11 thus far, a few allegations of grueling work schedules have surfaced in recent weeks. We've already gotten a response from NRS on the matter but it seems this is a recurring issue across multiple major development companies, and needs a solution soon.

Capcom's latest IR report shows that they're doing extremely well, and are looking to the future with high expectations eSports and Street Fighter... though Street Fighter 5 is never specifically mentioned.

During last week's episode, we covered G and how he's doing at Capcom Pro Tour events here in 2019 thus far. This particular subject garnered some anger from 801_Strider, who has proven to be the most successful G player in the tournament scene thus far. I share my response and reaction to his statements.

Plus BornFree might be reeling back his FGC content soon if one last big effort doesn't pan out. We talk about the arduous path content creators often walk, and how to better support those whom we value.

All this plus some discussion on Tekken X Street Fighter, who the best and worst characters in MK11 seem to be, and Jon's comparison of Game of Thrones (spoilers after 1:00:20 mark) to Street Fighter 5 await below:

Timestamps

02:30 - NRS under fire for strenuous work environments (what change needs to happen to avoid this as a general rule?)
10:33 - Capcom's eSports plans are a blazin'
25:14 - Tekken X Street Fighter, it's still on hold and that's okay
33:27 - A response to 801_Strider's angry tweets
42:26 - You should check out BornFree's content (the trials and tribulations of content creation in the FGC)
51:46 - Top tier/most popular characters in MK11 right now
1:00:20 - Jon compares Street Fighter to other stuff (GAME OF THRONES SPOILERS THROUGH S8 EP4)

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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