You can literally kick this TV's screen without fear of breaking it... making it perfect for those who want to play Street Fighter 5 online

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • January 3, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. PST | Comments: 24

We definitely have love for Street Fighter 5 when it comes to local play, but we're grown one too many gray hairs trying to avoid Crush Counters and V-Trigger blow ups over the internet.

The game has grown positively in many ways over the last four years, (updated mechanics, better single-player modes, reduced input lag, the removal of a rootkit) but its faithful following still have some major gripes with netcode experiences. With frustration levels at an all-time high, it's a good thing China has developed a new flat screen television that's so durable you can give it a direct kick and not break it.

Obviously we're being a bit tongue in cheek here, but we're also willing to be we're not wrong in supposing that just about every person who has tried SF5 online (or probably most fighting games, for that matter) has felt a rage that's at least tempted them to entertain the idea of punching, kicking, or even tossing their gaming monitors across the room.

We have been excitedly exploring the game's latest update and overhaul over the last few weeks, but have also noticed that the online experience is still plagued by some less than stellar matchmaking.

Relatively indestructible televisions are also just a really cool technological development that frustrated gamers, sports viewers, Wii users, and the like will surely appreciate should they become mainstream.

In any case, you can check out some quick footage of the extra resistant Chinese TV sets being put to the test thanks to Xavier Katana. Share your favorite netcode rage stories in the comments once you've checked it out.


Click image for animated version

Load comments (24)