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Why the new netcode update for Street Fighter 5 might especially benefit PS4 users, how Capcom looks to be evolving the game in Season 5, and... more

EventHubs Podcast episode 125

Posted by John 'Velociraptor' Guerrero • October 14, 2020 at 7:34 p.m. PDT • Comments: 26

We've got three major topics for this week's episode of the EventHubs Podcast, the first of which delves into Capcom's fancy new Street Fighter 5 netcode update.

Such changes have been heavily requested by fans for a long while now, but what exactly are the resulting effects of Tuesday evening's patch? Catalyst and I break down our experiences playing as well as examine the patch notes to see where we can shed light.

One notable takeaway from the notes actually has us considering the possibility that things may be smoother for PlayStation 4 SF5 users with this update in place. We also try to articulate (given relatively limited detail from Capcom) what kinds of changes we should be on the lookout for.

Our second subject also revolves around Street Fighter 5, but instead of inspecting its present, we look into its future. Season 5 is just a few months away from kicking off and in examining some of the leads and discussions developers have been bringing up, we're speculating that the game could change quite a lot.

Instead of playing catch up, devs have more so found their groove with the game and thus can begin to look at how to further strengthen the experience. We take a look over some similar evolutions in SF5's past, and consider what we'd like to see in the winter time.

The last subject has us talking about Mortal Kombat's Mileena and her very adamant fan base. How did this character become so popular in such a powerful way? We look to the realm of psychology to find some answers and find that Mileena might actually be so beloved because she fulfills something of a maternal role for people (albeit in a very creepy way).

Timestamps

00:52 - Netcode update for SF5, what are we seeing already?
02:35 - Potential direct impact for PS4 users
08:26 - What should we expect?
12:55 - We suspect Street Fighter 5's identity is going to change significantly (again) in Season 5
16:50 - What kinds of changes have we seen thus far? Plans for new mechanics
21:17 - Capcom understands the game better than ever before and there's evidence
25:52 - What's SF5's identity like right now? (And what, therefore, needs change?)
35:00 - Giving credit where it's due
43:47 - Why do people love Mortal Kombat's Mileena so ferociously?
46:23 - Two themes: Sexy bae and devouring monster
49:47 - Mileena is your mate and your mom
51:30 - Kiss of Death

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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