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Exclusive Canada Cup Interviews with EG Justin Wong, DM MCZ Xian, MCZ Tokido…

You’ve already seen the results from April Duels II last weekend in Vancouver, but what about some exclusive interviews with organizers, sponsors, players and fans?

MEGATechNews lined up some exclusive interviews and put them together in a special video for our viewing pleasure. Included in the video are interviews with Canada Cup’s Troy Kirkland and Lapchi Duong; Canadian Joysticks’ Jackson Dang; professional players Justin Wong, Xian, Tokido and Chi Rithy; and Vancouver FGC pillar Meowjin.

The pro players also chime in about what they want to see in the AE2013 (AE2014?) update from Capcom.

Posted by: Akuma on Monday, April 15th, 2013

AE2012 Online Matches with Wolfkrone and MashDatDP

So, after seeing how I fared against Brolylegs and his Chun-Li, I went back to Xbox Live for some more Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition Version 2012 action. The hope was that my AE2012 skills are continuing to improve, but I’ll let you be the judge after watching the two videos below.

First, my Blanka takes on the legendary Wolfkrone and his epic C. Viper. You can probably guess how that goes.

Then, here’s my Oni attempting to take down the Dictator (Bison) as controlled by MashDatDP. You can probably guess what I was doing in that match too. Mash harder!

Posted by: Akuma on Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

SSF4AE2012 – Shrink Your Hitbox with Crouching MK (Tutorial Video)

I was doing my random meandering through YouTube the other day when I came across this interesting tutorial from Behrudy and Air, who you may know as Dudley and Ryu players. The tutorial is mostly guided by Air, but it teaches you the versatility of the medium kick in Street Fighter IV with a few different characters. Air is mostly a Ryu player, so there is more focus there, but the same principle can apply to several other characters.

One of the biggest take home lessons is that a crouching medium kick (MK or forward) can shrink your hit box such that your opponent’s move may whiff where it would otherwise hit. Even better, under some circumstances, you’ll get the hit instead. The same technique can apply to crouching medium punch (MP or strong) for certain characters too. It gives you some great escapes from safe jumps and other situations. For example, a crouching MK against Viper’s burn kick will cause Viper to whiff instead of giving her the hit. Pretty cool.

And there’s more to that MK button too. Peep the video and be amazed.

Posted by: Akuma on Tuesday, March 12th, 2013