• Evo 2015 Trailer Debuting on UltraChen TV Tonight

      It feels like just yesterday that we saw Evo 2014 wrap up in Las Vegas, but the organizers behind the largest fighting game tournament in the world are set to begin the latest round of hype-building for the next installment. According to Joey “Mr. Wizard” Cuellar, the first official Evo 2015 teaser will be unveiled later tonight during UltraChen TV.

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    • Community Effort Orlando 2015 Scheduled for June 26-28

      Ever since its inception five years ago, Community Effort Orlando has grown and grown, and now sits just below Evolution in the hierarchy of fighting game events. While organizer Alex Jebailey and his team have put in a ton of work, support from the community has also played a huge part in making this tournament series what it is today.

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  • Twitch Plays Pokémon Broadcast Tackling Super Smash Bros. for 3DS

    … Earlier this year, a broadcast by the name of Twitch Plays Pokémon exploded onto the streaming giant, allowing players to input commands via chat and play the popular RPG series along with thousands of like-minded participants. Created as a sort of social experiment, it quickly gained notoriety on the platform as players blazed through various…

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  • Rest in Peace, Terrance “PushaTee88″ Moore

    … Moore (left) and Rincon, image courtesy of Brian “MrGrimmmmz” Rincon It is with heavy hearts that we have to, yet again, report on that a community member has been taken from us much too soon. Terrance Moore, who went by the name PushaTee and represented the Crazy 88 Clan, collapsed while attending The Runback last night and was quickly rushed…

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  • UltraChen TV Streaming Live – How to Approach Key Moments in Fighting Games

    … Yes, you’re reading that right: UltraChen TV is streaming on a Monday! Keeping in line with broadcasts of the past, tonight’s episode will be devoted more to teaching concepts than discussing news. James Chen plans on discussing how to approach key moments in fighting games, specifically the moment after blocking M. Bison’s light scissor kick…

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  • Yoko Shimomura Discusses Her Work on Street Fighter II’s Iconic Soundtrack

    … One of my biggest passions outside of fighting games is music, something I’m sure many of you can say also. No matter your favorite genre, there’s something uniquely special about putting on your favorite record, grabbing a pair of headphones, and floating away for just a minute in the world those sounds create. In the early days of video game…

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  • Lab Notes: How Do I Keep Up with the Competition?

    … I got a great question on my ask.fm a few weeks ago, and I thought it’d make a great topic for Lab Notes, so here we go: I feel like my execution is holding me back. When a new game comes out, I can never seem to fully develop the one-player part of my game in time to keep up with the average playerbase. I can’t focus on playing my opponent when…

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  • How San Francisco’s Fighting Game Community Came Back to Life

    …, we had about 50 viewers on our stream,” she said. “Now in week five, we have about 1,200, and we expect to have more by the time grand finals rolls around.” And last night’s tournament did not disappoint, boasting a solid 35 participants, a group that included notable names like Julio and Northern California mainstay Ricky Ortiz of Evil Geniuses…

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  • Serving New York City a Piece of Humble Pie: The Oral History of Team PIE

    … The catchphrases, the flashy Dudley, the passive-aggressive Vega; New York City’s Team PIE – Professional Instigators Entertainment – has added a new level of excitement and hype to their city while recapturing the old school East Coast sizzle of trash talk, friendly rivalry, and more. With Gregory “Zeus” Lewis’ consistent performance since last…

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  • Lab Notes: Why I Want to Be a Pot Monster

    … I had never heard the term “Pot Monster” — basically, slang for the folks who continually enter tournaments knowing damn well they’re not good enough to have a shot at winning — until a few years ago. I think it’s kind of strange that people make fun of pot monsters, because I’ve managed to make it out to a handful of major tournaments this year…

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  • How To Get Better At Fighting Games -- Using Your Brain

    … The plateau. Those are the two worst words for a fighting game player to hear. To plateau means virtual fighting death. It stands for stagnation, a halt in progress, or just plain stuck. The questions then pop up: "Can I be a top player?" "Is this really my potential?" To properly answer these doubts, one must observe the key difference in how…

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  • On the Chain-Link Fence: Seth Killian and Derek Daniels Talk Combo Systems

    … I have a confession to make, Shoryuken readers. As much as I love playing, watching, and analyzing fighting games, I’m really no good at them. I’m mostly a training mode monster, and a poor one at that. (Please find the kindness in your hearts to forgive my fraudulence.) The main wall I still need to climb in my fighting game career is those…

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