Today me, Dax, and Taco went to Family Fun Arcade (FFA) to get some games in with other players. For the most part we went out of sheer boredom, I planned to go earlier but opted out due to the strange weather. Lucky for us, that didn’t happen. As we approached the old but historic building, we noticed that FFA was full of life. Tournament life, I had forgotten back in the days when I first got into the fighting game community (FGC) with smash bros, that those small 16 man tournaments were fucking gdlk. Forget thousands of dollars and getting the spotlight shown on you for sponsors to pick you up, tonight was about serious competitive fun.
Sadly, we were way too late to even enter but we caught the grand finals, and as I watched these two men battle it out all I could think to myself was, “I could’ve made it top 3.” Combos were being dropped, not because they were noobs (far from it), just the pressure to win and intensity from the crowd to do so. After every missed combo the crowd would show disapproval with “Oh man!” and for every comeback there were hand claps and “OHHHHHHH!”
As the two finished their matches, I noticed one of socal’s finest TvC player, Tronzilla sitting in the seat in front watching their match. Me and him spoke about the game, our likes amd dislikes
Just general guy stuff before we got into some casual matches. I must admit, I was feeling pretty confident but felt just a tiny bit imtimidated. Why? It’s freaking Tronzilla! I already knew from his TvC days how good he was, but no harm in playing. Each match I tried to switch it up with point characters between Wesker and Magneto, but the problem wasn’t them, it was me. I dropped combos that I can land on regular like it was hard to do! In my 3 (to his 6) wins, I barely won. Played like straight ass.
Realized I really need to leave the comforts of my home and hit up FFA biweeklies more often and get mentally tournament ready. Also, the feeling of being in a arcade is just amazing. Just felt like a dojo were the greatest fighters come to spar and learn. Shoutouts to Ike Takeda too, the kid has really grown into a very versitle player with the ability to play at high levels in just about any game he touches!
So you thought people who bought Dirt 3 had it bad? Well guess again, cause Capcom is taking the anti-piracy fight to the next level. To play the PC version of SSFIV:AE you gonna have to need constant internet connection. So you gonna need to be connected to your Games For Windows Live account all the time just to fully access all of the features of the game. However, the game doesn’t immediately pause when you lose your connection. It will instead wait until you come a normal break from the action, then it will ask you to sign in again.
Doesn’t sound that terribly bad yet, right? Well keep reading
If you aren’t signed in to an online GFWL profile, the offline mode has limited functionality. Obviously there’s no online play, access to replay channels or other online-centric features (and this is the part that keeps the online play secure from hackers or pirates). Additionally, you won’t be able to save any progress in challenges or settings, won’t have access to any DLC you’ve purchased and all local play will be restricted to 15 of the 39 characters.
Oh boy. So not only are they gimping the game for anyone who plays this without an online connection, like say on your laptop somewhere with no WiFI, they are also forbidding you from accessing DLC content that you bought.
I really wonder what made them think this is a good idea. I understand that they need to do something after having Street Fighter IV pirated 1.8 million times, but that’s just taking it too far. It will be interesting to see if this backfires in terms of sales and piracy rates, but we just have to wait for now.
After spending nearly 40hrs+ in the MvC3 training room, I have finally reached a new level with Magneto. I wanted to spend a lot of time with Magneto just because I felt that he was too weak of a character on my team (in terms of my skill with him) to win consistently. Which sucked, my team is actually extremely strong and well balanced with everything you would need. If I wanted to out zone rush down teams, I most definitely can with any of them on point. Or even rush down. The offense with Magneto was something I was lacking.
If you watched any of my old videos, you would see that my Magneto had little to no offensive pressure at all. I had the bare bone basics, that was definitely not enough to win matches if I lost Wesker (who was at the time my only true offensive pressure). So I needed to study the best Magneto players in the US. Thanks to FADC, I studied every player and learned new BnB combos and rush down tactics. My main goal was to get the tri-jump light kick down so I could think of other ways to mix up my opponent.
Shoutouts to Haunts (@Haunts on twitter) for his combo video as well, learned quite a bit from that! But, it’s not about learning these combos and repetition. It’s about putting what I have learned into practical use, it reminds me of what Bruce Lee once said about Kung Fu. The fact that there were so many different styles of kung fu and many of which these stances were impractical in a actual fight. Learning these combos are like fighting stances, yeah they look cool but if I can’t implement them in a real match?
Spent those extra hours in training mode and working against the CPU on Very Hard to use them in mid combat.Now I am very confident in my skills with Magneto if Wesker gets KO’d early in a match. GGs.
TLDR version: you want to get better you have to train efficiently in training mode.
Or should I call you Mitchell. Why haven’t you called me? I haven’t heard from you in ages. What is this I hear about you fighting in the streets? This isn’t how I raised you son. Your mother is worried sick. Call us.