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  1. David Sirlin, infamous for such previous masterworks as the slightly unnecessary re-balance of SSF2T:HDR, the fighting-game-themed card game Yomi, the "Playing To Win" eBook about how to approach playing fighting games if you care most about winning, and of course Chess 2, is working on a new fighting game designed with the aim of dramatically reducing the various dexterity requirements of fighting games and allowing players to focus on mind games and character diversity. It looks atrocious but also like it might end up being fun. If you were interested at all in Rising Thunder or Divekick, for example, or you loved SFIV (or I suppose SFII) at some point but could never quite get around to learning another fighting game, you might be interested in this when it eventually materialises. And here's a long twitch archive with gameplay and discussion (if you just want to dip in, maybe skip to somewhere approaching 1h30 and see how you like it): https://www.twitch.tv/sirlingames/v/101107817 The basic idea is that it's very simplified - no difference between crouching and standing, every move is a one-button input, etc. The most interesting mechanic to me was seeing how throw techs work - to tech a throw, you press nothing. At first this sounds overpowered - just don't press anything and you automatically tech throws? Better yet, you actually counter the throw in a way which hurts your opponent, and you get a full stock of meter as a reward? Why would anyone bother even trying a throw? But think of it like this: I'm on the attack, and I do a jumping attack, then press a ground button, then press throw. If you're defending, then to successfully defend against this you have to hold back to block the jumping attack, hold back to block the ground attack, and then.... take your hands off the stick because you're sure there's a throw coming. You've got to be really confident about that throw being on its way before they hit another attack button, or you're going to eat a full combo. The game might be terrible and I don't even know if it's PS4-only or what, so I might never play it.
  2. Unholy Night: The Darkness Hunter is an unexpected, new SNES game from former SNK staffers. The 2D fighter features “eight special moves for the player to master as well as super moves that makes use of a three-level meter” across Story, Versus, Survival, and Practice modes. The SNES seems to be having a bit of a new life thanks to Foxbat's Unholy Night. Debut trailer: If SNK did a Darkstalkers game. On the SNES. Twenty five years ago... Even though the Kickstarters goal wasn't reached the game still is up for pre-order on Amazon.com
  3. Evo 2016 is THIS WEEKEND!! If you like sitting at home watching people in another country play children's videogames from the fighting genre, it's time to get excited!! Overview Ever has Evo been the main event in the fighting game scene's calendar, and this year excitement for SFV, funding from various publishers and a lot of Smash players promise to make it the largest fighting game event yet held - by a significant margin. Expect to see great play in games you didn't know you liked, news and hype for games current and forthcoming, and generally lots of happy faces. Best enjoyed in the company of fellow fighting game fans, this thread is here so you can chat away no matter which game you prefer. It's four days long and at the end a grown man cries - what's not to like? Suggested thread etiquette Use spoiler tags when discussing match results or player names once brackets are in progress - say what you like, but don't spoil the fun for people who want to watch the footage later Don't be too rude about the games you don't like - don't spoil the fun for people who have bad taste in fighting games That's it! Schedule and stream links for main games: https://www.twitch.tv/srkevo1 https://www.twitch.tv/srkevo2 https://www.twitch.tv/srkevo3 https://www.twitch.tv/srkevo4 https://www.twitch.tv/capcomfighters https://www.twitch.tv/tekken UK time schedule: Local time schedules: Schedules and links for side tournaments (all times below are local time not UK time): More useful google doc with stream links which may be updated if more stuff gets organised: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1bbMHRl8AGHeFmCQ01X-jtjgakxsDXTARYUh0vfC-0_k/edit#gid=0 And here's the original stuff I posted before I found the above two items: Other stuff Brackets for main games: http://evo2016.s3.amazonaws.com/brackets/index.html Player locator (find a player in the brackets): http://evo2016.s3.amazonaws.com/brackets/players.html USF4 side tournament: evo pls
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