I posted this on AiB first to help bring activity to AiF but I don't think anyone read it so read and comment AIF!
Over the past few years, I have been sucked into the competitive side of gaming. No I'm not talking about the ones where you run, duck, crawl, pick up ammo, hide behind walls, snipe from afar, miss, reload, head shot, die, and repeat for about an hour. I'm talking about games where there's nowhere to run, you versus someone, no time to reload a gun, mind games are so fun, and when you're done, you either lost or you won.
Yes I'm talking about the fighting games genre. Before the development of online gaming, you were very limited to your competition, usually within a group of friends or local game store, and the big tournaments come only 2-3 times a year. Nowadays, you can play almost any fighting game online, including the older ones such as Marvel VS Capcom 2 or Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix. I bet some people wish Super Smash Brothers Melee is ported online. MELEE ONLINE?!? SAKURAI!!! PLEASE!!! LOL
With the exception of lag and those who tend to pull the plug before losing a match, fighting games on the net are obsolete. Tournaments can even be held online via chat room with proper planning and cooperation. YOU DON'T EVEN NEED TO LEAVE YOUR HOUSE ANYMORE! KICK EVERYONE'S A$$ FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD! BE THE BEST FROM HOME! RIGHT? WRONG!
BEING THE BEST
To get the true experience of being the best is to put yourself out there and
show everyone your moves! Popular names Ally (Super Smash Brothers Brawl) to Justin Wong (Street Fighter), being the best isn't easy because EVERYONE is recording, watching, and studying match after match. To be the best, you have to beat the best. And there's no better way to do so than to go to all the tourneys you can, meet people, step up your game, record them, and post it on the internet. Show everyone that you can beat the best! Whether it be online, in your city, state, region, country, or in the world!
EXPAND YOUR GAME
For those who are struggling a bit, you can either watch more
videos and train harder, or take a break from you main fighting game
and try something new and remember the FUN in these games. Maybe you're thinking too hard about your losses and what you can do to improve. It's like writers block for gaming. With Super Smash Brothers Brawl still being the more popular game to play, it doesn't hurt to crossover into the Street Fighter world, Tekken ring, Soul Calibur stadium, and with the new addition of Tatsunoko VS Capcom. You can be good at more than one fighting game. Some people like to stick with the game they're good at and that's ok. But here's some examples of people who do crossplay between fighting games:
Example 1: Justin Wong is known for being one of the best at Street Fighter
(SF4, 3S, and CvS2) but he beasts at Tatsunoko VS Capcom as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6PKIHzlvo8
Example 2: Peapo placed 5th with me at Evo 2008 (Lol @ items) in SSBB with Peach. Now, he's well known in the Street Fighter Community because his Chun Li dominates. Props to Peapo! Xp http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBTgsGwUzrk
1. Join All is Brawl AND All is Fighter if you haven’t already.
2. Don’t be afraid to crossplay between other fighting games.
3. Don't train hard. Train smart! http://forums.shoryuken.com/content.php?r=47-Don-t-train-hard-TRAIN-SMART-21-21-21-21
4. Pick up your copy of Tatsunoko VS Capcom, we’re lucky to get it here in America. I got my copy!
5. Add ME on PSN: AzNLink702 (I play Tekken 6, Street Fighter 4 and Soul Calibur 4)
6. GET HYPED FOR SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4!