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Thursday
Aug042011

ATP Podcast Evo Recap

Evo has come and gone and both MYK and I are once again filled with emptiness. In this episode of the podcast we cover our experience at Evo as well as Comic Con. We discuss the tournament and our impressions of TTT2 among many other topics. Hope you enjoy it. 

As always, If you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to leave comments or contact us at aris@avoidingthepuddle.com.

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Ten years of consecutive EVO sounds pretty awesome, Aris. You're going to have to do something pretty godlike for that anniversary to live up to it. Win any grand finals you enter in and marry Kayo Police? lol I'll try to make sure I go so I can witness your conquering the tournament.

Great podcast, you've got me really interested to see how TTT2 and netsu develops.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 1:29 AM | Unregistered CommenterBGMcDF

Yo Aris, if you do not know what to do in the near future, I suggest you visit the Russian tournament festeval August 27 in Moscow. It is called "MFA"
so to speak, I could not visit the EVO so it is necessary to arrange it at home. very clever, I think. Bring with you full crew of Koreans and Kane stuff.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 1:38 AM | Unregistered CommentertheTorpedoOnTheMopedo

Awesome Podcast. I definitely regret not going to evo, but as awesome as some of those evo matches were i was actually dissapointed in most of the finals. T6 top 8 and finals :(, SFAE boring ass Fei Long finals :(, MVC Pheonix and wolvie fest. Next Year will be better. I have a feeling the games will be more balanced next year !

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 1:44 AM | Unregistered CommenteraneuDee

Have to get over there someday...
shoutouts from New Zealand, Aris this shit is funny as fuck. Keep it up.
ps. Hope you got into that Kayo.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 1:44 AM | Unregistered Commenteronthedrugs

People were too nice at this year's EVO. Shaking hands before matches. Smiling. Shit-talking was made illegal. It was like witnessing the collapse of society. During BlazAnimuCS pools, Mike Z. said something like "We're not enemies, dude" and I said "Until these matches are over, we are." Too fucking nice.

Also, Zaibatsu got a write-up on how Netsu works in relation to damage multipliers (http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/tekkentag/system_netsu.php). Not sure how accurate the information is in relation to the most recent build. Nothing on whether Netsu expires within 5 seconds or whatever.

Another things about tourney judges: the TK6 pool judge didn't even know if extra button bindings (1+2, 3+4, etc.) were banned. There was no official rule, so I'd have to assume that extra button bindings would be valid.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 2:03 AM | Unregistered CommenterMiga-Oh

How do I grow a beard as glorious and magnificent as yours? <3 Geeva

P.S. How was the honeymoon with Kayopolice?

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 3:17 AM | Unregistered CommenterGeeva

For the question segment:
What do you think about the EU Tekken scene and do you think that it could compete with the US scene now and in the future? Also, what do you think about players who start out casualy online and later start going to offline events and start to learn the game properly?

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 3:51 AM | Unregistered CommenterMr Adam0

Gr8 job as always Aris. I totally agree about the tekken top 8, being a bit boring. 4bobs! really? In a game with 40 or so chars with great balance among them, seeing more variety of characters at a high level will definitely bring more interest from the 2d crowd. We can only hope that the old TTT team synergies return with fan favorite teams for tekken tag 2 next year to make for a more hyped finals.

PS. inferno's stage in SC2 was infinte :P

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 6:16 AM | Unregistered Commenteraneil

It was awesome to finally get you meet you Aris and MYK. You guys have the best fighting game podcast around, and even though I'm a Tekken scrub not only did you guys inspire me to get my ass to the Dust Bowl AKA Evo but to pick up Tekken seriously as well.

Right on for the shoutout Aris.....oh and here's a link for the Tekken 6 Hype on Karaface !

http://karaface.smugmug.com/ESports/Evolution-Championship-Series/Evolution-2011-Day-2/18302527_ZKbvw2#1412226009_fgStqdT

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 6:25 AM | Unregistered CommenterZAP_SRK

Ok I got a legitimate question. this is similiar to Mr Adamo but more IN DEPTH:
You have been playing online with SOLID players with SOLID connections and within 2yrs you have learned & been taught how to play in terms of fundamentals, movement, and even character knowlege. If you were to play this person in casuals and he actually does well, do you think he will succeed as he progresses in the offline scene/tournaments BASED ON what he learned ONLINE?

Sincerly
TEKKEN UNDERGROUND

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 6:45 AM | Unregistered CommenterSpriggs

Just what I needed to get me through my morning hike. Thanks, Aris.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 6:53 AM | Unregistered CommenterIdleMind

I have a question:

How do you guys think Tekken will stay interesting? Tekken 6 had Bound and Rage, which seemed like lazy ways of adding depth, especially Rage. Tekken Tag 2 and T x SF will be good because they each will have unique gameplay elements, but after that, what will they do? In short, what could Tekken 7 bring to the game? What else is there to add?

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7:08 AM | Unregistered CommenterAndy

Let's face it, the community is full of tier whores. It became a trend since Tekken Tag 1 when it's almost unwinnable when you're not using Ogres or Mishimas. It continued on with Tekken 4 and Tekken 5. Then the first Tekken 6 build which is an atrocity. People were afraid to be creative with characters that they really like and say "F*** it" and go on with a top tier character. I was hoping that this could change with in T6BR where balance does exist and all characters actually have a chance to win. However, tournament results like this don't help at all. That sucks.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7:18 AM | Unregistered CommenterThe Invincible

Here's the match of rip vs gen1us. Hype hype hype

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtNQToY7snw

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7:39 AM | Unregistered CommenterHector

@theInvincible
Mainstream Standard: PEOPLE DONT LIKE TO WORK
harsh but true

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 7:47 AM | Unregistered CommenterSpriggs

Tag Crash IS the combo breaker right? Isn't that Harada/Micheal Murray mentioned at the front stage after the T6 finals? There isn't going to be a MK esque combo breaker at all. Tag Crash was what they were planning since the beginning. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 9:09 AM | Unregistered CommenterAAK

Damn, that match is too good. Does anyone have the full vid? This one is only the last half. First half the France guys were goin nuts. I totally forgot to give him a business card for levelupyourgame.com after he lost!

These pics are the best:
http://karaface.smugmug.com/ESports/Evolution-Championship-Series/Evolution-2011-Day-2/18302527_ZKbvw2#1412226989_npShsn6

http://karaface.smugmug.com/ESports/Evolution-Championship-Series/Evolution-2011-Day-2/18302527_ZKbvw2#1412227185_4sFsshb

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 9:12 AM | Unregistered CommenterRip

Aris on a magical journey Saturday? Do explain lol

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 12:03 PM | Unregistered CommenterrinoH

@Rip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtNQToY7snw Cynnik recorded your match

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 12:07 PM | Unregistered CommenterrinoH

the pictures made my day, those are some great and funny shots

Thursday, August 4, 2011 at 12:17 PM | Unregistered CommenterjakeTHEsnake

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