The case against powerful new DLC characters in fighting games

Here's another good podcast from the guys at Eventhubs: https://www.podbean.com/media/player/audio/postId/9705254?url=https%3A%2F%2Feventhubs.podbean.com%2Fmf%2Fweb%2F5kzerq%2FEpisode_6.mp3   They make a good case for the positives that can come when new DLC characters are immediately and obviously quite strong in a fighting game, looking at the current example of Cody in Street Fighter V. VesperArcade also put some thoughts along these lines … Continue reading The case against powerful new DLC characters in fighting games

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SFV Arcade Edition and Season 3 Thoughts & Predictions

Just like I've done every previous year, I'm going to give my round-up of my thoughts on the state of Street Fighter V as the new season begins, and in this case, a new edition too, sort-of. I'm also going to make a few more predictions along the way - and my track record on … Continue reading SFV Arcade Edition and Season 3 Thoughts & Predictions

Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series – Friday 30th June 2017

I entered another one of these online events this week, and sadly it turned out to be a bit of a wash out, as there were many no shows due to the event being rescheduled from Tuesday - when it couldn't go ahead thanks to Capcom's ridiculously awful server management. Because of this, I got … Continue reading Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series – Friday 30th June 2017

Otaking77077 Street Fighter Animation Stream

Agoners' Remy77077 joined our good friend Otaking77077's animation shading live stream last week to talk about his work, Street Fighter, video games, anime, the number 77077, and lot's of Dictator stuff in general. You can watch the full "replay" of it here, along with some great edits and visual updates that Otaking has added to … Continue reading Otaking77077 Street Fighter Animation Stream

That feeling when the streamer gets streamed!

After doing a load of test streams myself and of course posting videos and related articles here, I had a very strange experience earlier this week, when I finished a match of SFV online and then saw that my opponent had the title "Streamer" set. "Hmmm" I thought, and I wondered if they were actually … Continue reading That feeling when the streamer gets streamed!

Why Ranked modes in Team-based videogames are doing it wrong

Many videogames that are really popular these days are team-based online competitive games - Call of Duty, Halo, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, and on and on. What astounds me though to this day is how little "TEAM" these games generally manage to inject into their team game modes. Oh sure, you … Continue reading Why Ranked modes in Team-based videogames are doing it wrong