|Posted on February 19, 2012 at 11:05 AM||comments (0)|
Ever played Street Fighter and wondered, "Man, what could those funky Japanese names in my character's move list mean?" FEAR NOT. With painstaking research, shameless abuse of Google Translate and copious amounts of free time, I bring you the complete list of Japanese-to-English translations for every single special move in Street Fighter IV.
Hadoken - 波動拳 - Surging Fist
Shoryuken - 昇龍拳 - Rising Dragon Fist
Tatsumaki Senpukyaku - ...
|Posted on January 28, 2012 at 9:20 AM||comments (0)|
David Sirlin, a game designer and professional Street Fighter player, is famous for his mindset of "play to win." As far as his line of thinking goes, you should go all out to win by any means necessary – even if the route of shortest resistance is something boring to take and to watch, like spamming a single move over and over.
One of Sirlin's most famous matches (yes, Street Fighter has famous games like chess and go) was in the finals of a Street Fighter Alpha 2 tournament. ...
|Posted on November 30, 2011 at 10:25 AM||comments (0)|
I'm a keyboard warrior. I've played a lot of Street Fighter over the past months, but most of it was on my laptop, usually over a console emulator. Though I've heard many good things about the visceral feel of a joystick and six giant buttons, I have never gone down to an arcade for the real deal. So on a whim, I took a bunch of my friends down to experience some eardrum-rending, blood-pressure-catapulting arcade fighting action. It was glorious, except for one thing:
|Posted on October 17, 2011 at 6:10 AM||comments (0)|
When your opponent slips up, take advantage of his mistake. Obvious, I know, but very few people actually do so when it counts.
Suppose you're playing Magic: the Gathering against a middling control player. He's not very suited for the archetype and likes to tap out for turn-six Titans. What do you do? Save a removal spell or counterspell for turn six. Don't let yourself get blown out by the 6/6 you know is heading your way. When he learns from his mistake and leaves mana...
|Posted on October 12, 2011 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
"It's no fun playing with you. You always win."
Have you heard this before?
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By definition, any activity with measurable achievement will have some people who are excellent at it, and some people who just absolutely suck. Let's call these sports – whether they're physical sports or "e-sports," the basic aim doesn't...