EventHubs Podcast

By Jonathan Grey, John Guerrero

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Ben Chamberlain
 Jul 1, 2018
Still in the early going, light on non-Street Fighter topics, and maybe a bit repetitive on play-improvement tips, but the thoughtful fighting game discussion here shows promise.

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Fighting game news and discussion.

Episode Date
Who won the EVO reveal war? We go all out recapping the insanity from EVO and recent character reveals
01:26:54

EVO 2018 was amazing with incredible competition, most entertaining drama and one missed opportunity we hope they’ll fix for future years. We talk about all of it plus debate which developer we think ‘won’ EVO with their reveals this year and a whole lot more.

Timestamps

1:39 - Experiencing EVO/Vegas firsthand
4:53 - The one drag in my experience
9:52 - Which developer ‘won’ the reveal war at EVO this year? (Negan, G, Sagat)
30:00 - Does Capcom have more in store for Street Fighter 5 in 2018?
42:50 - Picking up new characters (the Pocket Rumble epiphany)
48:51 - Thoughts on Sagat in SF5 thus far
55:36 - Thoughts on G in SF5 thus far
1:03:30 - New Smash characters revealed - King K. Rool, Belmonts, Dark Samus
1:13:30 - Smash 4 Grand Finals fiasco
1:19:38 - What we didn’t get to yet

Aug 08, 2018
Check your nostalgia: We discuss why Street Fighter 4 and other titles probably aren’t as good as you remember
01:04:49

What are the central gameplay differences between Street Fighter 5 and Street Fighter 4 and is it fair to call one better than the other?Plus a closer look at unique entrant EVO numbers, Disney buys Fox for 72 billion, why Dragon Ball FighterZ’s adding more Gokus and Vegetas is actually okay and more.

Timestamps
1:24 - Unique EVO entrant numbers
5:28 - More Goku and Vegeta in DBFZ
12:12 - Disney buys Fox… new Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite potential?
22:02 - Unwritten rules of fighting games
24:53 - Street Fighter 4 vs. Street Fighter 5

Aug 01, 2018
How Darkstalkers died, and what Yoshinori Ono may be planning to resurrect the franchise
00:31:12

Darkstalkers and Street Fighter 4 have several heavy ties that fans may not be aware of. We explore how these titles are intrinsically linked together, and how one was a large success, while the other has struggled to live up to expectations. The central thread in this story — Yoshinori Ono — has a history of trying to (mostly) unsuccessfully revive the Darkstalkers franchise, which isn’t a secret to most people in the fighting game community.

Jul 27, 2018
SF5 Season 3 characters too weak? Daigo wins his first Premier, EVO numbers analysis and more
00:56:48

We produced an article about Street Fighter 5’s Season 3 characters and how they’re not really making the grade, Twitter got mad us and so we have some words to hopefully clarify our point, Plus Daigo wins his first Premier event of 2018, Laura had a surprisingly good weekend and later MajinTenshinhan joins us to talk about EVO numbers and what they potentially mean for each of the fighting games that’ll be at this year’s big dance.

Jul 26, 2018
We made a tier list! Both Catalyst and Velociraptor rank the entire cast of Street Fighter 5 from strongest to weakest
01:24:19

Street Fighter 5’s input lag situation is even worse than we thought, plus we respond to some unrest on Twitter about covering smaller scenes and then Catalyst and I try to figure out our SF5 tier lists from the very top to the very bottom.

 

Timestamps

00:00 - On spotlighting local communities

14:19 - Street Fighter 5’s new input lag development

23:12 - Tier list discussion

 

Jul 19, 2018
Was ELEAGUE’s break during grand finals a bad call?
00:26:51

Bryant “Smug” Huggins had a Cinderalla story run at the ELEAGUE finals that saw him make it all the way into the final bout with Tokido. After an impressive 3-0 reset by Smug, the cameras cut to a two minute break that sent the FGC social media world into a frenzy about how unfair this was to Smug and his momentum. Was it really the wrong call?

Jul 14, 2018
Crap tier characters aren’t worth the trouble in Street Fighter 5, we examine why; hidden balance changes & what Capcom can do better
00:58:31

The lowest tiers of Street Fighter 5 really do suck, but what exactly is it that makes them so hard to win with? Why doesn’t Capcom tell its players about the secret ninja balance changes that we’ve been seeing as of late? Plus Catalyst and I make our bets for ELEAGUE this Friday as eight of the best players in the world get ready to square off for over 100,000 dollars.

 

Timestamps
00:00 - What makes the low tiers so bad?

13:30 - Why Capcom should be telling us about ninja edit buffs/nerfs

34:30 - ELEAGUE finals predictions

Jul 12, 2018
We discuss reports of racism in Daytona during CEO 2018; is Cammy becoming a problem in Street Fighter 5? EventHubs Podcast
01:03:38

CEO was great! Daytona… not so much. Multiple reports of racism in the surrounding area have attendees debating their return in coming years to an otherwise stellar event. Plus our very own MajinTenshinhan joins us to talk bracket seeding issues and why he’s not as happy as everyone else about Cody in Street Fighter 5. Also, ten Cammys in top 32? Is it time for the nerf bat yet?

Timestamps

0:00 - Intro and special guest MajinTenshinhan talks brackets and Cody
22:00 - CEO and the not so welcoming residents of Daytona
32:58 - Too many Cammys! Does Capcom need to nerf her?
53:30 - Japan rises up in Dragon Ball FighterZ, will America be able to recover and respond?

Jul 04, 2018
How strong is Cody early on? Why playing the ‘right’ way in Street Fighter 5 can be wrong, and how to adjust like a pro
00:54:57

Capcom wins with Cody! The new Mayor of Metro City is now out in Street Fighter 5, people are really liking him and he appears to be really good. Has Capcom finally hammered down how to do this DLC model correctly? Plus learn how to make adjustments like the pros and how to avoid doing yourself the disservice of judging characters, moves and games too quickly.

TIMESTAMPS

5:00 - Cody, how good is he?
12:55 - Capcom is becoming more effective with their DLC model
22:30 - When doing the “wrong thing” can be right (Justin Wong pulls out Menat’s V-Trigger 2)
37:26 - A lesson in making tiny adjustments to save your life

Jun 27, 2018
Nintendo’s hype levels blow Capcom and the rest of the FGC out of the water for character reveals, and SF5’s small roster size
00:47:56

Though they’ve certainly had some successes, Capcom’s record when it comes to recent character reveals and roster presentations has been spotty at best. Competitors like Super Smash Bros. and Tekken have been hitting home runs left and right, so what needs to happen for the Street Fighter developers to get back on track?

Jun 19, 2018
Why we hate Street Fighter 5… but also love it
00:52:03

In episode four of the EventHubs podcast we take a look at why Street Fighter 5 draws out so many extreme emotions from its players, both good and bad. As a game meant to be played more in the mental realm than many others, we look to the examples of up and comers Punk and MenaRD as they struggle to establish a sound mental approach in their already successful journies as pros. Then we examine how Tokido’s use of meditation and healthy life habits have given him a competitive edge.

Timestamps
Start - What we like about SF5
21:40 - What pisses us off about SF5
29:01 - How the Pros separate themselves from the pack
38:30 - SF5 is more mental than most other fighters. Mena and Punk are learning that, Tokido is mastering it.

Jun 13, 2018
DoA 6 risks ditching the risqué, DBFZ gets a world tour, how to avoid learning bad habits online
00:53:09

Dead or Alive 6 takes a risk and dials back the sexy, how to train online without developing bad habits and LevelUp runs into trouble with YouTube

Jun 09, 2018
Too early to call Sonic Fox new top DBFZ dog? Does the FGC appear too toxic to the outside world?
00:47:38

Catalyst and Velociraptor examine the Street Fighter 5 community’s tendencies to often write off characters too quickly, discuss Sonic Fox’s monumental Dragon Ball FighterZ win over Go1 at Combo Breaker and take a closer look at how the FGC is being viewed as it moves further into view of the general public.

May 31, 2018
Chance for a Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite revival, SF5’s current balance and Capcom E3 plans
00:47:42

The first episode of the EventHubs podcast. Catalyst and Velociraptor discuss new developments in the Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite world that may indicate a potential revival for the game. They also dialogue about Street Fighter 5’s Season 3.5 balance and the recent claims that the game is too top heavy. Finally they take a look at potential Capcom reveals at E3 2018.

May 17, 2018