Team Shitty Hitty on V-League

If you pay attention to the side bar over there on Agoners -> you'll have noticed I've been putting up a link to my Street Fighter V stats for a while now, which directs you to my profile on the excellent V-League website. What's amazing about this site is how far ahead of Capcom they … Continue reading Team Shitty Hitty on V-League


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


I was able to play quite a bit in this last and final beta for Street Fighter V this past weekend, and I noticed a few tweaks and things from beta 3, but nothing too major this time around, and to be honest, it's so close to the actual release that this beta seemed very low-hype … Continue reading V-Concerns


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 Street Fighter V Beta and Fantasy Strike Alpha thoughts


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 The road to Saikyo


Kore ga saikyo-ryu da!

Dan Hibiki from SPF2

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 Kore ga saikyo-ryu da!


Hero Academy: Early impressions from the Academy

Asynchronous competitive multiplayer games are something I'm very interested in as they are potentially a very good fit for both my gaming tastes and lifestyle. That's why I picked out a couple at the start of last year as titles I was keeping an eye on. Skulls of the Shogun has recently been released, but … Continue reading Hero Academy: Early impressions from the Academy


Competitive Gaming 456

Call of Duty: Soccer Ops

...Continued directly from Competitive Gaming 123... A quick review of what that our 1,2,3 was: 1. A level playing field. 2. Effective skill-based matchmaking. 3. Accurate and fair skill & result-based ranking. What's always amazed me is that there's so few competitive games that currently or have ever managed all three of these basic core … Continue reading Competitive Gaming 456