GameSpot Asia Beat Ep. 5: EVO 2012 Aftermath Salty Runback

We ramble on non-stop about the fighting game festivities that was EVO 2012 with a few representatives of the Singapore fighting game community.

When it boils down to it, we Asians love to settle a lot of conflicts through fisticuffs of the digital kind. Preferably in scenarios where a quarter circle motion forward with a button input would result in a chi-concentrated fireball.

Last weekend's Evolution (EVO) 2012 tournament was a celebration of all things fighting game-related. For this week's Asian-only podcast, myself and SGCafe's Sim Cheng Kai dish out our thoughts about this year's international tournament alongside Singapore's top SoulCalibur V player Jovian "Shen Chan" Chan, community manager Yu Sheng "Farpenoodle" Tan and SoulSingapore community representative Samuel "Aheda" Ong.

That's a mouthful indeed; on with the show!

Download the podcast here if you want to listen to it on your preferred mobile music-generating device. Below are the timestamps and annotations.

1:56 – SoulCalibur V Grand Finals analysis (Shiny Decopon vs. Shen Chan)
13:15 – The predicament of DM's Xian
15:50 – Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 Grand Finals (Infrit vs. Filipino Champ, Filipino Champ vs. Chris G)
21:31 – Street Fighter X Tekken Grand Finals (Infiltration/Laugh vs. Ricky Ortiz/PR Balrog)
23:36 – Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition ver. 2012 (Infiltration vs. Gamerbee, Gamerbee vs. Xiao Hai), along with some Hitbox joystick talk.
33:41 – Intermission
34:28 – News
50:37 - This.

Intro and end theme: PenPal by Anamanaguchi.

Intermission song: Red Cyclone (vocal version) by Grammar Club.

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Seriously... EVO Championship Series are the highlight of my gaming year.. great great podcast..