Street Fighter V Beta and Fantasy Strike Alpha thoughts

A few weeks ago was a fantastic fighting gaming weekend for me with a new alpha build of Fantasy Strike hitting, AND getting access to the Street Fighter V beta on PC and, luckily, I had the spare time to play for hours too. First of all, SFV. Although I was able to play SFV briefly before … Continue reading

SFV – Are fighting games finally catching up with Halo from 2004?

Better late than never. This stuff from “Capcom Fighters Network” for Street Fighter V looks really great 🙂  

The road to Saikyo

My epic Dan USF4 adventures have been on a bit of a hiatus recently due to generally not having much time to play, and when I did, being really tired or just generally playing rather poorly. I think my PP dipped to around 500 at the nadir of this… But perhaps inspired by watching EVO … Continue reading

Agonisers #1

Here’s our first Agoners podcast. I hope you enjoy it! 🙂 This episode focuses on a subject dear to our hearts – fighting games, and our thoughts on some current fighting games, and about the latest news on new fighting games that are currently being developed. We also give an intro to Agoners and talk … Continue reading

Competitive Gaming Round-Up

A few interesting tidbits have been around lately of interest to agoners. The biggest one is the excellent competitive card game Yomi finally coming to Steam on May 8th. Whilst I’ve played this game tons already in it’s web version and it’s physical form, this is still a huge deal as it will have much … Continue reading

Do Something! with Dan Hibiki

Do Something! Well, I did. With Dan, of course. First up is an long battle vs a fairly typical run-away-ish Gouken player. A pretty even fight until I unleashed the secrets of Saikyo-ryu. This guy has actually beaten me a few times too. What an incredible finish – why oh why did he throw that … Continue reading

Kore ga saikyo-ryu da!

I’ve written a lot before about some of the issues I’ve had over the years when it comes to Street Fighter 4 – and these days I’d add that I really don’t like the later-discovered flaws in the engine like plinking, and I have an insane hatred of near universal defensive option selects like ‘crouch-tech’. The … Continue reading

Steel Boots 2 – Sheffield Divekick Tournament

Well the first Steel Boots tournament was a lot of fun, and this time we doubled the players! Here’s the results 🙂 The tournament format was Double Elmination, best of 3 matches, loser can change character (& gem) after each match loss.   http://challonge.com/steelboots2/module Remy77077 played as: Dr Shoals, Kenny, S-Kill, Markman & The Baz … Continue reading

Steel Boots 1 – 1st Sheffield DiveKick Tournament

Here are the results of the first ever Sheffield Divekick Tournament – Steel Boots 1! 😉 The tournament format was Round-Robin,  best of 5 matches, loser can change character after each match loss. http://challonge.com/steelboots1/module Remy77077 (Rik Newman) played Dr. Shoals and Kenny Navan Daughn played Kick ineedleladybra played S-Kill  

Yomi: A newbie’s guide to starting out with Lum

Lum is a very attractive character for a lot of new players at Yomi. It’s also been said this is a bit of a shame though, because he’s one of the most complex characters in the game to play with, and so not exactly ideal for a new player. Yomi is a competitive game that … Continue reading