Category Archives: match videos

Ultimate Zero 12, cont’d: Big One tournaments

As mentioned in last post- the Big One arcade had a smaller tournament the night before Ultimate Zero 12. That was an intermediate-level player tournament, though if you’re a fan of A3 you should still watch it, as the players are good (there’s a solid Birdie player and also an M. Bison). Characters- V-Sakura (Kuji) …

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Japan’s national Alpha 3 tournament: Ultimate Zero 12 (UZ12)

Hello, UZ12 was last weekend. Skip to bottom of post for tournament results. A few quick things: Tournament was held in Akibara at Try Amusement Tower arcade. It was streamed online via Twitch at Toratawa, and casual matches from before the tournament were streamed on Deshikawa and Deshikawa2. The Deshikawa vids are from the Big …

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Thoughts on Evo 2013, counter-pokes, parries and SF4

Evolution, the largest fighting game tournament in the world, has concluded. Being an old man, none of my favorite games were featured as part of the official tournament, because they’re all well over a decade old, but I was more entertained by the final 8 of the Super SF4 (AE 2012) tournament than I had …

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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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A note on GGPO and Windows 7’s lag.

(Crossposted from SRK) I mentioned in the last thread that there was some input lag while using Windows 7. After doing some moderate investigoogling, this seems to be an issue with vsync, which Win7 uses for everything in the standard Aero layout (the one where with all of the pretty semitransparent borders). This can be …

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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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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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