I got bored and stole it from Dre. Yea I named a lot of Asian artists and random American ones. If you wonder if I have any Zoey Deschanel songs, the answer no but I do enjoy her voice when she does sing in 500 Days of Summer lol
Wow is all I can say. I was pretty amazed that the turn out was pretty good. Everyone followed the rules and paid what was asked. Setting up had it’s hick-ups but they were fixed in time. Just a lesson to learn whenever I host another tournament. I got to meet new faces and competitors to play in the future so I’m always excited for that.
Tekken 6 I got 2nd place behind Jimbo as expected. Even though a lot more people played Tekken than expected. None of them pushed me at all to be honest. I’m disappointed because I didn’t learn anything new at all. I did my rushdown like always and it worked. I need to change it for Jimbo but I need to beaten by more than just him to fully learn and use a new tactic. Still I’m happy to meet more players
Brawl Me and Daniel got 3rd place. Possibly coulda been second if there wasn’t mess ups in the first set and if I was more focused on the third set. My apologies to Daniel. 3rd is pretty damn good though from us two since we don’t even play Brawl seriously. It’s just a passive ability we have
Street Fighter Although I got 4th place, I’m still super proud of myself. I’ve been practicing and studying with Jimbo and Joseph for the past 2 weeks. We put a lot of time and effort into getting better and it paid off because the top 5 were 1. Jimbo 2. Thao 3. Joseph 4. Me 5. Daniel. We all take the game pretty seriously and it paid off
I’ll probably try to do one like 2 months later just to keep me on my toes again for this kinda stuff. At the moment, I need to focus on school and working out. Play time is over
I have a feeling that I’m hope I’m wrong with; that not many people will show up to the tourney. I will be a little sad but in a way I’m really happy with myself for these past two weeks. Sure I’ve been consumed a bit into Street Fighter but it’s very interesting stuff when you get deep into it.
The community, the mechanics, the culture, and etc. It’s a lot more complicated than people punching each other in the face. It’s like I’m in school all over again. Hanging out and chatting with Joseph and Jimbo to read and play is like taking classes to learn anything and everything whether it be frame data, how to work out our bad habits, how to punish, how to handle different character matches, and the list goes on. There is so much to learn and it is amazing.
Main point is that even if this tournament is a dud, I’m really happy that i energized myself and got back into Street Fighter. I think I just live in the wrong state or city for the matter because I would love to play more people competitively. I’d gladly lose $5 or $10 to see how much my skill is worth and how bad I can get beat from lack of something.
You learn nothing from winning because you’ve used all your previous knowledge to get there and try it again, but with losing you have to realize that all you learned didn’t help and that you have to work at something more or learn something new to give you the edge.
Ok I’m done rambling. STREET FIGHTER FOR LIFE BABY!…and some Tekken for kicks since I’m better at it lol
I honestly only watch football just to see Brett Favre play. I don’t care what team he plays for, I will watch him. When he REALLY REALLY retires. I will have a hard time caring to watch football. I’m glad for all that Favre did today.
People may hate on the Cowboys or mostly Romo, but hey the man didn’t have a chance. He wasn’t protected enough to make things happen. So GG Cowboys better luck next season.
So if you follow me outside of tumblr, you’ll know that on facebook I’m throwing a fighting game tournament. The sad thing is even though like about 100 people were invited, I have only like 20 confirms at best. I mean I didn’t expect ALL 100 people to come but I at least project a good 25-30 people.
Then again, that alone doesn’t discourage me much. Because in the end I get to play fighting games against my friends for money plus a few extra people that do show up if it boils down to that plan b.
What really discourages me is the level of competition there seems to be. I look through the confirmed list and maybe’s and I don’t see much. I know its hard to feel the aura of another through a facebook profile and pic but even just personal knowledge of the person makes me wonder “are these guys really serious about their game?” “are they foolishly confident or knowledgeably confident?” I’m knowledgeably confident because I take Street Fighter and Tekken pretty seriously.
The fact that I care to read up on tips, tricks, mechanics, and other random things makes me theoretically be better. Besides having knowledge I do have the instinct to play well. Hell, most of my game is based of instinct but I’m only reading 1 to 3 steps ahead at best. Some people can play out the whole match and outcome in their head just based on ONE PUNCH!
With that said, if and when I do lose at the tournaments if its not gonna be me being beaten by Daniel, Jimbo, or Joseph through superiority and knowledge of how I play. it’s going to be me losing to a scrub because they’re doing things that don’t make sense to me. That’s as cocky as I get
Hopefully I’m wrong and this tournament does churn out good players. If it does, then I gladly accept losing to a superior opponent and ending my discouragement
"Oichi over at Versus City came through like a solider today, translating a monster interview with Daigo from the Gods Garden staff. What’s so special about this interview, is that all the questions were taken from the Shoryuken.com forum, so Daigo gives a lot of feedback about overseas play and tournaments among other things. Very interesting read!
Here are a couple excerpts, head over to Versus City for the complete interview.
Right now the Japanese scene is stronger than the American and European scenes, but how do you think those scenes can evolve?
I think that the overseas scenes can grow stronger than the Japanese scene, and I think that it’s possible that the Japanese can be influenced by the overseas scene. Japanese players don’t really have any information on what’s going on overseas, so if we want to improve everyone else has to improve as well. Right now the level of the Japanese players is really high, but who knows how long that’s going to last.
I think if you look back five or six years ago, the level of overseas players was really low. There weren’t any arcades around so it was a major handicap for them, but once the strong US players are able to play against each other several times, overtaking the Japanese players becomes only a matter of time.
However, one of the weak points that the overseas scene has is their “professional mentality”. Leveling up your game goes hand in hand with the professional mentality, but in reality it can also have an adverse affect, and people will stop sharing information, and stop becoming humble, and it tends to turn into a situation where you won’t be able to amass a lot of strong players to play against each other. That can lead to a situation where you actually take away from your scene.
In Japan you have a situation where there are a lot of people who love to experiment with the game, so when you include those kind of players into the mix, you get to the level where Japan is right now. However, if Japan ever falls into the above situation where people are unwilling to help each other, we won’t be able to maintain our current level.
About character balance in Street Fighter 4…
In every game there are strong characters and strong moves. In Street Fighter 4 there are relatively few overpowered moves, but that’s kind of a minus, because I actually think it’s better if there are moves that make you think “Man, that character’s move is really damn strong!” Perhaps the R&D team was a bit afraid when they were creating the game. Maybe they didn’t want people to think “That character’s move is really damn strong!”.
Having Sagat standing out as the only strong character is a problem too, I think. If you have strong characters and useful moves then the game won’t get boring at all, and that’s how a game stands out.”
I mostly like the part about how players are humble in Japan. Over here in the US people do get good they do start keeping stuff to themselves. I am guilty of hiding my secrets if I don’t like you or if you think you’re cocky, but if you are genuinely playing the game well and want to learn I’ll share what I do and why. 75% of my game is all instinct to be honest 25% is only based on knowledge. Lately its now 60% instinct and 40% knowledge. I mean I’ve played the game since I was like 6 or 7 so tried and true tactics or bad habits are just crafted into you when you play something that long. I’ll keep trying to improve though. I’m really excited for Super Street Fighter 4. I really hope Dudley is in, cause then he would honestly be my new main.
It’s kinda catchy in a lame way cause it could be called B-ST (sound like Beast) or BST (sound like Best) either way it would represent that you’re at the top among the circle of friends
I was just bored today picking up Ivy kids and I just had this urge to really wanna play fighting games against everyone. So I just got this tourney up and running. Today is only the first night of setting up the event and sending invites. I have 8 confirmed and like 11 maybes, so its not bad if half the maybes come then we’d have about 13 players. Even then, there are 89 people that im awaiting to reply.
This is gonna be fun regardless of how many people come because I’ll be able to play against people I’ve never played and plus I have a dollar at stake for each game lol. I get money no matter what since I put the house cut of 20% of the pot. If I win though, I’d make a good sum just for doing something I love. And that my friends, would make it all the more sweeter…SHORYUKEN!
Hardly tumblr worthy posting but regardless, if anyone wonders why there are more Asian MV’s than American MV’s (other than the fact that I watch more Asian MV’s) is cause a lot of the American MV’s are watermarked or have high quality downloads disabled. On a side note I kinda don’t get how it’s alienating to watch a MV of Asian’s like in the club or doing a dance routine. Everyone else at the party is Asian and you’re doing the almost exact same thing. If I was playing a gay G Dragon video then I’d feel the understand. Even then, if I play a Lady Gaga video everythings ok and no one would look twice.
OH YEA! another highlight of NYE is PETER GETTING DRUNK! he hasnt drinkin in 4 YEARS!!!
On a side note, it’s nice to know that some people actually really really like the parties i throw. like my friend adam looks forward to getting a text from me for every holiday in hopes that i throw a party or always ask me from week to week if anything goes down with me. then there’s donnell who just loves to party with us and threw down $100 to make the NYE party happen. also theres ahle who NEVER misses any party i throw and actually came by when the NYE party was over just to say hi and be part of the attendance list lol. it feels good to know i have a pretty solid track record on party throwing and im not even the most organized guy or the wildest guy. i just like to have fun and i try to appeal to everyone. still at times i just wish dre and peter took back that mantle so i dont have to spend so much money, drive from store to store, make calls/texts, entertain guests when they arrive, and what not that comes with party planning.
so far new years day is really nice. its sunny and not too hot, not too cold. the party last night was pretty good. i was beat out though by the clubs though, so i’m a tad bit disappointed. i threw the party to save people money in general and i gave a weeks notice lol. the last 2 NYE parties had like on the day notice or 2 days notice and still had a bigger turnout. i had fun though i drank quite a bit, mingled with people, danced a bit, and i don’t know i just had a overall good time. the highlight for me was when i told jessica fung that i love her (like i always do) and she actually responded “i love you too” i was like WHOA SHE FINALLY SAID IT! usually when i tell her things like i love you or i miss you she just smiles at me or laughs.
ever since i was a junior in high school i was fighting for her affection. i would always listen to her problems, talk to her as much as i can, or do things for her. all i ever wanted her to do is say she appreciates me or likes me. i know she does by what she does for me and always being there for me and calling me to talk about anything. she just has never said things like i miss you and stuff. so to even hear her passively say “i love you too” made me ridiculously happy, because ive loved this girl since day one and still do. i’ve always known that she does, she just never says it. but yes this post turned into one about j. fung and yup she’s my bestest friend girl (yes i know bestest is not a word)