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Daily stuff #10 – Late for Class

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Cosplay Appearences in Videos

BGF 2016 by Tachiyomi
Street Fighter V – Rainbow Mika
(0:48 | 2:57)


RBK Behind the Scene by ChocoBlanka
Street Fighter V – Rainbow Mika
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RBK Behind the Scene by R-cade
Street Fighter V – Rainbow Mika
(0:53)


Street Fighter KO Dreams by VICE gaming & Capcom
Ultra Street Fighter IV – El Fuerte
(0:23 | 0:31 | 1:11 | 7:58 | 8:23 | 9:04 | 10:36)

http://www.vice.com/en_uk/video/street-fighter-ko-dreams-sfv02


Animasia 2015 by Jaeger
Payday 2 – Death Wish Mask
(1:36)


Animasia 2015 by Tachiyomi
Payday 2 – Death Wish Mask
(2:57)


Bordeaux Geek Festival 2015 by Tachiyomi
Payday 2 – Prisoner Hoxton
(1:32 | 2:14 | 2:19)


Bordeaux Geek Festival 2015 by Tachiyomi
Payday 2 – Prisoner Hoxton
(0:30 | 3:48)


Animasia Le Haillan 2015 by Tachiyomi
Payday 2 – Clover Mask
(0:43 | 1:19 | 2:23)


Animasia 2014 by Tachiyomi
Payday 2 – Dallas Mask
(0:15)


Animasia 2014 by Tachiyomi
Payday 2 – Dallas Mask
(0:11 | 0:34 | 2:47)

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FGC Anniversary

Being curious & fond of quite a lot of things, Fighting Games have been one of the many many kinds I tried in the past, playing more or less seriously with friends, or even by myself. Tekken 3, Mortal Kombat 9, Naruto Clash of Ninja, Injustice, few Street Fighter games… I always settled for some characters of the cast, and learned how to play to the best of my hability, in order to be sure to always defeat everyone I knew.

Last year, working at the Meltdown – an eSport bar franchise, opening all around the World lately -, I witnessed players fighting in a very serious way & became pretty intrigued. An Ultra Street Fighter IV team tournament was coming up, and a friend obsessed with the game who swore to teach me registered for it. We eventually forgot about it. On the evening before, I was almost forced into buying USFIV, chosing a character, and training for the whole night. Having very little time before me, I selected around 10 characters that seemed interesting – selection solely based on character design. After a short description of each of them, I settled for one that stroke me as the perfect choice : El Fuerte, a mexican cook & Lucha Libre.

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I had played that character before, when I knew nothing about the game. He was like the black sheep that wanted to break the rules. Fast, shouting food names, adorably dumb – always putting a smile on my face as a result. I knew that I would stick to that weird fella no matter what. Winning or losing, I would still enjoy playing. As weird as it may seem for outsiders, chosing a character in a fighting game has a lot to do with your personality.

What attracted me to the game was not the violence of throwing your virtual fist at your opponent, but everything that was behind that action. As many like to say, after a while we do not see two persons fighting anymore, but rectangles coming into contact with others – “hitboxes”. Violence is just a mean to serve the gameplay. It conveys that a battle is ongoing. And that battle is happening between two real persons. Deeply focused, holding your breath, your purpose is to get in your enemy’s head. Observe. Analyze. Create a strategy. Bait. Manage the distance between the two of you. Establish pressure to scare him into making a mistake. Drop his heath bar to zero.

Your hands have to follow as well, dexterity being an essential quality. You need experience. Train your moves. Train the way you push the buttons. Faster. Faster. Even faster. Repeat until it becomes an instinctive response.

Around that time, I was also watching tons of matches online to get familiar with the game. It made me really passionate, and it kept being interesting to watch two high level players fighting. That is how I started to be interested in traveling to real life tournaments, the feeling of fighting a person, seating right next to you, being completly different. Handling the pressure, the adrenaline… everything was feeling so great. Even in disappointement.

Here I am, a year later. Not a very good player. But a part of that huge family called FGC – Fighting Game Comunity – that became quite dear to me.

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Drone VS Zuna

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AFAlive Marathon

Near the end of the summer, I had the chance to be contacted by a friend for a charity marathon being organized in favor of an association for Crohn disease and IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). The association is called Association François Aupetit (AFA), and the plan was to play for 24 hours in order to raise awareness to the condition, and raise founds to help the research and patient assistance.

alvarum - CopyFrom 5pm on the 6th of September, then all through the night and day until 6pm on the 7th, we had a nice planning, with some pretty popular personalities from the french gaming community. We streamed on the new streaming platform hitbox.tv. The delay being around 2 to 5 seconds, communication was easier. For the french-speaking wanderers out there, here is the link to the event’s website : AFAlive marathon.

As it was a very amazing moment with everyone, we will certainly continue to do a charity marathon once a year. We did not expect that much love and support from our newly formed community. We had the chance to meet one another, to share, and help a cause that needs it. Thanks to everyone, we may have made a small change. Or at least, it showed us that even without much means, we could create something together, and restore our faith in humanity. With 256 donations, we raised 6 180 euros ! And to remember that fantastic event, I drew a little something.

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