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As you may know, today is June 16th, 2009. One month and one day from now, the biggest fighting game tournament is about to happen. That’s right, Evo season baby! With a new game like Street Fighter IV in the mix, a lot of stuff could happen. We’ll also get to test out Tekken 6, which both Steffan and Tyler are probably the most excited out of us three. I’m looking forward to meeting some of the SRKers that I speak to online and reunite with old friends from the GTASF. Who could also forget about all the mad hype matches that are going to happen. Daigo vs. JWong again maybe? Or is Valle going to show what the West Coast is really made of?
Evolution 2k9 is going to be one of the best Evolutions since the time they were introduced, why? Because it’s finally a fresh start, out with some of the old, in with the new (somewhat). With so many new gamers coming down to see what the hype is all about, how can one not be thinking that Evo 2k9 will be the best one. Granted I’ve never been to one and I believe that going to this one is a great start for me to see how things will go.
This being said, I’m not really looking to place at Evo, after all, I can barely place here locally, what makes you think I can take on the world. But at least I can take out the trash aka Andrew, but then again, so can anyone else in the scene.
But even though I won’t place I’d like to see myself do somewhat fairly decent, and this my friends, is why for the next month, Thurs and Fridays will be my practice time with everyone here in SFIV, and some people in 3S…that also means I have to reconstruct my stick from Finkle. Better do that soon too. Along with Steffan, and Tyler sometimes, we expect to see many people who can’t make it to the usual Ranbats on Friday on the Thursday gatherings, even though they don’t count for anything, it’s better than sitting at home doing diddly squat. So I’m expecting you guys to show up. It’s summer time too so that gives no excuse to some people!
Anyways, hope to see you guys out THIS Thursday and/or Friday.
Road to Evolution 2009 Trainee,
James “Korea” Kim
That’s all it take to practice for a game. Whether it’s to get that perfect score, or that supreme combo. Unless you’re Tim “Mr. Street Fighter” Ho, he usually is able to expand a 2 hour session to an all nighter. It’s usually a topic of discussion for many gamers, you know that one question “How do you get good at <insert name of game here>?” As we all know most people who ask this tend to be those who reply, after you explain it, with “Wow, you should get out more” or “Wow, you’re a complete dork/geek/nerd.”
It’s interesting to see how different people will talk about how they practice and stuff. It’s usually different between people, since it’s much like learning in school. Some people just take longer than others, for example, what took me 2-3 years to do with Dudley took someone else maybe like 3 months. But then you’ve gotta see some of the things that affect that.
- How much time did they put into the game?
- Were you using stick or pad? ( I simply ask this because some things ARE easier to execute on pad and vice versa)
- Who were you playing against? (This can change a lot of things, if you constantly play a top player, you can learn things much faster than playing against a bunch of scrubs, simply put, you pick up bad habits when playing scrubs and it’s harder for you to get out of the bad habits)
If you guys read Duong’s (nYo) Winnipeg Mixup, you’ll see that all three interviews he’ll ask how you practice and such or how they got good. I think the majority said one of the 3 things above. So if you wanna get good at a game, fighter or not, practice does make perfect. Just don’t play so much to an all nighter type of thing. A couple of hours a day is pretty much all you need.
Okay, so onto the usual gaming news with other consoles. I recently downloaded the Mirror’s Edge demo off the PSN (Yes, I finally got my PS3 back), after watching Tyler play it on the 360. I can say it is probably one of the coolest FPS style games out there. It will probably make me sick as hell because of the motions. The soundtrack is also very cool, especially it’s theme song. Still haven’t done much in terms of the PS3, no new games, been playing a bit more DMC4. Doing okay in it, sometimes the game gets so repetitive I just wanna throw the disc into a fire.
Resistance 2 and GoW2, I don’t know about you, but both look really good, and that’s coming from a fighter only type of guy. I’m actually impressed at the movements and just the great detail they went into making the game. I honestly don’t know how the controls are for the PS3, but I’m assuming that GoW2′s 360 port is easy to handle since the controller is so FPS based. Resistance 2, even though I didn’t really get to try the beta, I looked it up on Youtube, looks pretty damn good on a HD 1080p TV/Monitor.
No weekend gatherings this week as the normal group will be at BaseLAN this weekend (well Duong and Tyler will). If you are interested in playing games such as Soul Calibur IV and FPS games on the 360, please drop by and support them. Otherwise we will see you next week, or at Fight for the Future 2.
James “Korea” Kim