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Introducing … ComboVid.com!

August 31st, 2010 19 comments

Lately every time i release a new combo video, it attracts a ridiculous number of views. That’s nice and i do appreciate the feedback. The fighting game community has always been great to me and i can’t thank you guys enough.

Now here’s the problem. For every video i release, there are at least three or four really good ones that slip through the cracks. It irritates me to watch that happen because i can see how much work my friends put into their videos.

To that end, i’ve been working on a new website. Here’s what it looks like so far: ComboVid

I have a lot of ideas for it and i’m hoping it becomes a success. In fact i know it’ll be a success if it becomes what i have mind, but that’s going to take a considerable amount of time and effort. I don’t know if i’ll be able to manage that, but it’s worth a shot. Every day i’m going to make it a little better until either it becomes what i want or until i have to stop.

I hope you guys find it useful and i’d really like to hear what you think. Here goes nothing!

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CV Spotlight: Gen’s Ninja Masters Monster Pack

August 29th, 2010 5 comments

I’m still not quite sure what to make of this project, but it’s easily one of the most ambitious combo-related undertakings in recent memory. Trust me, it doesn’t matter if you’ve never heard of ADK’s Ninja Masters – nobody has. It’s still worth your time to check these out.

Ninja Masters CMV Vol 1 | Vol 2 | Vol 3 | Infinites CMV
Ninja Masters Ranmaru’s TAS | Nobunaga’s Special
Project Extra: Ragnagard CMV

I have no idea what could have possibly possessed Gen (aka Genas5) to pick out such an obscure game and devote so much time to exploring it inside out. However, what he ended up with has to be the definitive Ninja Masters combo benchmark.

That means if you’ve ever played the game, you’ll want to watch these videos. And if you decide to make a combovid for the game, you’ll have to watch these videos. I’d say that achievement deserves a mention – wouldn’t you?

By the way, the full version of the NM Kamui combo from style exhibition v.one can be found in CMV Vol 3 at 3:39. Gen also submitted the NM Raiga combo at 4:58, but that one didn’t fit the style theme quite as well. Both combos are completely awesome though.

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Who Are My Favorite Players?

August 28th, 2010 54 comments

For some reason, people keep asking me who my favorite Street Fighter players are. I watch matchvids and root for certain individuals just like everyone else, so i guess it wouldn’t hurt to write out an (overly complicated) answer. At least the examples should be entertaining, right?

The obvious choices are CaliPower, ChoiBoy, and watts. They’re the first names to pop into my head because they were at the top of the game when i first discovered the tournament scene. They placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd overall at B4 – the precursor to Evolution. I’ve always admired their playstyles and i still think nobody in the world has more sophisticated Shotos.

Unfortunately, it’s been a while since the days when those three were winning literally every tournament they entered. That’s partly because in their case, the complete answer has slowly become: prepared Valle, losers bracket Choi, and angry-enough-to-practice Watson. By the way, the amazing thing about watts is how he takes everyone out of their element. Look up some matchvids of your favorite players facing him. You’ll barely recognize their play.

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Weekly Screenshot: Where Are They Now?

August 26th, 2010 31 comments

Here’s a leftover Cyberbots screenshot i’ve been meaning to post. It’s actually based on a much older pair of screenshots from 2008. Hopefully the resemblance is clear enough.

cybotsu-reenactment-05

CB Gawaine’s Fordy performs the third somersault of his Nebulous Dream super (Cyber EX) while Jin’s Gaits cancels his HA Shogyou Mujou teleport into his Kuuzen Zetsugo super and recovers from its first uppercut.

Whoever comes up with the best title wins an “Aura Blue” Arcade FightStick TE Keychain. As always, the rules are one entry per person and i’ll choose my favorite on Monday.

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Sonic Hurricane Combo DVD Non-News

August 25th, 2010 5 comments

There isn’t much in the way of news to report today, because another major project has kept me busy over the past week. I don’t want to spoil it just yet, but it’ll be revealed within one week from now and hopefully you guys will like it.

In the meantime, i’ve created a Combo DVD page which covers all the essential information concerning the project, as well as a complete archive of update posts (like this one). You can find it on the navigation bar up top.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to outline the SF4 portion of the DVD. Basically, i’m going to take the entire SF4 TACV Series and turn it into one continuous combovid. Pacing between clips will stay the same, but there won’t be intro/credits storyboards between each episode.

One of the main questions i’ve been getting is, how do i go about choosing the types of combos for each episode? The answer depends on each character’s individual strengths.

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