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Scrubline – Off Our Asses Edition

June 2, 2011 Leave a comment

Sorry about the long period that went by without a post, but life gets in the way.

We hope you enjoyed our live show, and if that was any indication, yes, we are a NSFW blog.  There will be cussing.  And more live shows, and cussing, and some drinks.

Anyway, Animelover1808 asks via Twitter:  “Any advice for those who just got a fightstick? How do you feel about Daigo calling out USA on MVC3?”

A stick takes a while to get used to, but it does hold advantages over a pad.  You have the ability to use all your fingers for buttons in a more comfortable manner, and the larger movement of a stick offers (arguably) better precision.  If you’re completely new to it you’re going to want to find a way to hold the stick that is comfortable for you.  Some players wrap their thumb and fingers around the ball top, some place the shaft of the stick between certain fingers, some grab it in a death grip.  As long as you’re comfortable and you’re not mashing so hard that you’re letting go of the stick, then you should be fine.

The other thing that may be new coming from a controller is having all the buttons available on the face of the stick.  This is just muscle memory though and will be learned in time.  If you’re hitting the extra 2 buttons by accident you may want to disable them in controller settings entirely, but being precise with your fingers will avoid this.  Think of it as typing or piano keys.  When done right you can do things that are a bit easier on stick than pad, such as certain kara throw inputs or piano-ing for easier mash moves like Hundred Hand Slap.  Hell, you can even mash faster to escape stun.

Remember, precision.  Try to learn to limit excess motions.  Your whole body doesn’t need to shake when you do a fireball.

As far as Daigo’s video goes…well, we talked about this.  It’s just easier to post that conversation.

ChaiThai:  What right do you think Daigo has in calling out the US in Marvel?

Sanchez:  Pfft, none. Outside of a handful of player Japan hasn’t really played marvel since America blasted them that one SBO.

CT:  But are they going for it because of the whole “new game, new rules” mentality, or is the VS. series a game they’ve been playing wrong this whole time?

S:  I wouldn’t say they’ve been playing it wrong as much as they really haven’t been playing it.  The big draw for the VS. series is having Marvel characters duking it out.  To the Japanese that isn’t a huge thing.  Kinda like how the US doesn’t really give a fuck about TVC.  What the fuck is a Karas?  We’ve seen Tokido play MVC3 and do well, but I worry abou tthe amount of play the game is getting over there.  Like, how much exploration is being done.

Funny you mention the new game thing- since Daigo says we have a 10 year head start on MVC3.  I didn’t know we had the game that long.  What the fuck have I been doing?

CT:  Well Tokido said he’s one of the best, but there’s this fog of war like thing around Daigo.  Nobody knows what the fuck he can do in any current game outside Japan.  How well do you think he’s gonna do with that backing, or is he gonna go just two and out?

S:  I doubt he’ll get oxygened.  More than likely he’ll get some wins on just name brand alone.  But Daigo or Justin, Combofiend, or Clock?  I don’t see it.  There’s a lot to be said about having good execution in Marvel.

CT:  Maybe that old Darkstalker link experience will kick in.

S:  I can see them going to wolverine a lot.  Daigo will be using one of the Wolvie Sent variations.  I’m calling it now.

CT:  Think the US will roll out the welcome mat for Japan in this one?  Especially after the video?

S:  If by welcome mat you mean a bunch of people yelling at Daigo, I hope so.

CT:  Well he couldn’t take it in SSF4, that’s why he’s got the headphones.

S:  Maybe he really likes listening to Jpop.

CT:  What was the point, anyway?  Just to build hype?  Did the Cannons (The brothers who run Evolution) have anything to do with it, or did Godsgarden just send it over and we used it for publicity?

S:  It’s a great troll video.  It did it’s job.  Outside of putting it up on SRK, I doubt the Cannons had anything to do with it.

This is Japan telling us they coming for that ass.

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