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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Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series

I've decided to try and enter at least a few of the tournaments in this series: Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series. It's not super high-level stuff, but it's fun and open to everyone (I think EU/UK focused though), and most importantly for me, they are on weekdays when I am actually likely to be … Continue reading Gfinity Street Fighter V Challenger Series

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

Street Fighter V Season 2 – The Best Bipson Months?

Street Fighter V got it's big season 2 patch and whilst things are still terribly disappointing in the overall shape of the game as an application (or 'service' if you prefer), the actual decent gameplay has improved even further for my personal taste. Whilst the neutering of invincible reversals was a bit of an odd … Continue reading Street Fighter V Season 2 – The Best Bipson Months?

Three Magical Arcade Cabinets

The other day on facebook my friend Marc challenged me with this question: RIGHT. You find yourself stranded on a desert island, there's food and shelter enough to last you years and THREE MAGICAL ARCADE CABINETS that will permanently take the shape of any arcade cabinet you desire and have magical perfect multiplayer net code … Continue reading Three Magical Arcade Cabinets

Street Fighter V-Sync In the Lag of Time

Originally this post was going to be a lot more detailed, explaining all about "Sony Lag" and detailing all the evidence of input lag problems in Street Fighter V in general, and specifically the PS4 version. However since I started drafting the article, the whole thing has blown up so big in the fighting game … Continue reading Street Fighter V-Sync In the Lag of Time