Category Archives: links to other works

More on Alpha 3’s red flash

There are many subsystems in Alpha 3, many of which aren’t in other SF games. I’m going to address here the red priority flash. There are 3 tinted color change flashes in Alpha 3, not counting the white air recovery flash: The blue “Timing Guard” aka Guard Protect (GP) blocking, which lowers the amount of …

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Gen vs Chun notes

NOTE: the following entry uses the old school American notation for attack button strength. Jab, Strong, Fierce = light punch, medium punch and heavy punch; Short, Forward, Roundhouse = light kick, medium kick, heavy kick Also, keep in mind that this is not meant to be a genuinely comprehensive look at the match. Apropos of …

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Updates, Videos, GGPO and More Frame Data

Hey, everybody. It’s been a while. I’ve been upgrading my PC for a while, and…long story short, I needed a new hard drive during a massive hard drive shortage (HDDs presently cost 3 times what they did a few months ago). As such, I haven’t been doing much blogging or game playing etc, since I’m …

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GGPO Version .030 Frameskpping/Rollback issue

Edit (Nov.26.2011): It should be noted that after messing around with my settings- IIRC I just unplugged my router and connected my cable modem directly to my PC’s ethernet port- I lowered my ping number, which improved the frameskipping problem by a noticeable amount. However, the overall point of the below post (that the v.030 …

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acho 113th Ranking battle video

HIRO’s a-cho channel has updated with tournament videos for a ton of games, as per usual, including some A3 matches. Players are DARK (A-Gen), Harashou (V-Ken), Kisaku (V-Zangief), HIRO (X-Sakura) Raaku (?) (V-Sakura, and a mystery V-Gen player who is either Shishi(?) or Mui(?), or neither, because I don’t know if either of those names …

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Evolution 2011: Thoughts on Skullgirls and Street Fighter x Tekken

Howdy, elite fraternity of readers. It’s been a while. I went to Evo last week (an international tournament for fighting games), and had a good time, as I always do. I got a chance to play a few matches of SFxTekken and Skullgirls. Skullgirls is kind of hard to explain in a few sentences, but …

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A3 videos roundup, and a note of clarification

Middlekick has uploaded the most recent Chiba Ranking Battle videos to his YouTube page. Matches feature V-Ryu, Akuma, Karin and Sakura*. If you like Ryu, you should definitely see these matches, Sarada is even beastier than usual. Chiba Ranking Battle #128 *Players are Sarada, Imakichi, Yousei and Amamiya. He’d also dutifully uploaded some casual matches …

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a-cho videos: 111th Ranking Battle and more

If you like V-Cammy and V-Chun, this is your lucky day. HIRO’s/a-cho YouTube channel has updated recently with some sexy sexy A3 matches, over two hours’ worth in total. Gen: DARK (light blue), Morimomo (purple) V-Chun: HOT, except in the Chun vs Chun mirror match where 1P is Shin (?) Dhalsim: X-Dhalsim is HIRO, V-Dhalsim …

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What the Hell is GGPO?

So some guy asks me, “what is GGPO, and why do you talk about it so much?” Well, imaginary guy who didn’t really ask that, prepare yourself. Here is the GGPO description from the official website (which is mostly down at the moment due to DDOS attacks on the server by scrubs): GGPO is a …

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Videos: Tournament Matches from a-cho

HIRO has updated his YouTube channel with a bunch of new videos over the last week+, including an hour and a half of Alpha 3 footage. Good news in particular if you’re a fan of A-ISM Gen or V-ISM Charlie, because those two characters are featured rather heavily, along with V-Zangief, Sagat, and others. List …

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