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FGC Full Documentary Now Streaming for Free

FGC Full Movie

The FGC: Rise of the Fighting Game Community documentary film was actually released a couple of years ago, but you had to pay to watch it. Now, it’s available to watch for free — yes, the whole thing, the whole hour and fifteen minutes of it — on YouTube. It was put together by Esteban Martinez from Hold Back to Block (HBTB), who is already known for conducting some of the best interviews the FGC has ever seen.

Check it out below and venture into the journey of “pro” fighting game players, just in time for this year’s Evo.

Posted by: Akuma on Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

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

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Fight Lab (Video)

So, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 launched yesterday and all the Tekken fans around the world rejoiced in all of its Iron Fist glory. Maybe they even picked up the special Hori TTT2 Arcade Stick to go with it, but what about folks who are either new to Tekken or simply need to learn more about how to be good at Tekken.

A great thing that Namco Bandai has done is include something called Fight Lab. In some ways, it’s a glorified Training Mode, but it’s so much more than that thanks to some story-driven stuff and your ability to fight as the Com-bot. Coin-Op TV has put together a pretty great video (with commentary) with the first few chapters of Fight Lab. Have a look and then you can “get ready for the next battle.”

Posted by: Akuma on Wednesday, September 12th, 2012