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Avoiding the Puddle Episode 18 featuring LingMassacre

In this episode I catch up with LingMassacre. I highly recommend listening to the discussion towards the end of the interview with him because we get into some interesting philosophical topics. But before that, MYK and I discuss how the new trend of comeback mechanics in fighting games may be resulting in an angrier fighting game player. Is trash talk combined with X-Factor a recipe for disaster?

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his name should really be fengmaster

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 9:07 AM | Unregistered Commenter725

hey aris

with ldmaxi's help can you interview knee, holeman or tbl?

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 5:24 PM | Unregistered Commentercleanrich

What is philosophy? ;p

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 7:16 PM | Unregistered CommenterDeathbybears

Good work, Justin.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 8:55 AM | Unregistered Commentersciolist

What's the music at the start of this episode?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 1:48 PM | Unregistered Commenterbitkid

Awesome podcast Aris and thanks for your wisdom LM.

This is probably the most inspiring interview yet for any average or upcoming Tekken player.
For someone like me who loses all the time and every other player at my scene is better than me, sometimes I wonder why I keep playing. You answered that question for me dead on. We play because we love the game.

Thank you LM.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 9:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterSanity

really awesome interview. Good job Justin and much respect to you from Colorado.


Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 10:49 AM | Unregistered CommenterIsaakfromColorado

I got a lot of time for you LM - that Ling BreakDown was part LM and part AC-Ling (my Sensei) inspired. lol

No trashtalking Ryan/GM/Tran though - lol

But - when you said Steve was a Block~Punish character... you kinda made my ears prick up there.
Bruce is Mr Block~Punish - even Paul is Mr Block~Punish.......... Steve - uh Block Jabs without knockdown/splat until 14. Generic launchers only 19 and up. He wouldn't be my 1st choice as a block~punish character. lol

Agree with you on the Tiers in this game though - I believe anyone/char has a chance. Some match ups do have a tip in favour sometimes, but not enough to call match ups broken or something. well imo anyway.

Agree more with Aris on why I play the game though - imo it's about that Ryu syndrome where you just want that next guy that's known good, and you want to pull something out of the bag and surprise everyone and even yourself sometimes.

At any rate, you're cool shit and I like your hat.

Aris and MYK good shit as usual - loved the Japan relief effort... I was chatting about the same thing to my guys here in S.A about that last weekend. The Insanely Brave team that went into the reactor's core to try and cool it down and the 30cm whole in the plantation wall that is leaking radiation into the ocean that some more poor souls have to risk their lives to clean up.

And yeah, because it's Japan and one's experienced that broken tier country - shit hits home.

great cast - have a good eve all.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 2:20 PM | Unregistered CommenterHotShot/FoxSteve

@sanity: Glad I could give a frame for what you're thoughts are on the game. It really is fun :)

@Isaak: Boy howdy, how long has it been? Glad to see you're hangin' round :). Still rockin' the casbah I presume?

@FoxSteve: Yeah, I knew as soon as I said that someone was gonna call me out for Steve not being able to launch -15. Really Law is a better choice in terms of punishers... But what was going through my mind at the time was, "Who can intimidate the opponent to throw out -10 and -12?" Between 112, sonic fang, and what a decent pressure can do, I thought of Steve. Maybe Bullrage has some thoughts on the matters too :). I just think that punishment charts are over-rated for -13 and up.

I like the hat too ^^

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 5:21 PM | Unregistered Commenterlingmassacre

@lingmassacare: its been a long time man. even though i play in local tourneys now a days, real life really kicked in man. you got facebook? i would like to talk to you further man.


Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 4:54 PM | Unregistered CommenterIsaakfromColorado

Really good podcast :)
Hopefully LM can go on another one

Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 6:30 PM | Unregistered Commenterafo3

So good to hear you talk about the older players. DOM is hands down my favourite ling player of all time

Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 8:31 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Also, full respect to justin for forgiving the 2 matches. if u beat someone because they're late then you're not really beating them at tekken are you? if you say that all that matters is to beat an opponent by all means necessary then why not go to your opponenets house the night before and cut off their thumbs? the reason you wouldnt do that is because you want to beat them in terms of skill vs skill. winning because someone was late is not actually winning

Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 9:20 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Yes.... the perfect plan. Next time I'll just cut Kor's thumbs off.

Like I said in the podcast, my intention was to play tekken. Not to beat him on even terms. Really, I've tried getting to a point in my understanding of competitive play where I don't care about winning or losing. I'm not there yet, I probably will never be there. It requires self-assuredness, which frankly I lack. But it's what I hope to attain. My goal with Kor was to just play tekken, not try to prove something.

Would have been nice if I won though...
Well. He's a stronger fighter than I am when he's on point.

Saturday, April 9, 2011 at 9:00 PM | Unregistered Commenterlingmassacre

Why the Canadian tekken player hate out of curiosity? xP

Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 12:22 PM | Unregistered CommenterAkudama

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