Playing Street Fighter 4

Mike Matei / February 19th, 2009

Playing Street Fighter 4


  • darth moo 93

    April 12, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    lol the cat got bored 😛

  • akkuma420

    April 14, 2010 at 4:54 am

    haha, the cat is funny, not to impressed my your gaming skills. i feel you on this one though. Streetfighter 4 looks bad ass, but its a little too much for me. i stopped playing at Alpha 3. i can only imagine how different this was for you guys. Super version was by far the best though.

  • killteck

    April 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    street fighter 4 is a piece of shit, play SOUL CALIBUR 4, that is , if you want to play a good game

  • daggereye

    April 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    I like the game, I think it’s pretty good fighting other ppl is always cool, I like owning other ppl :D.

  • April 21, 2010 at 2:50 am

    yeah, i’m soo glad you guys acknowleged the fucking guile super combo bullshit. he has always been my street fight II turbo character and boom they lay that shit on you. jits like you need the goddamn planets to align just to do that damn move. it just turned me right the fuck off. i was forced into liking ken because he’s the cheapest fucker of them all. king of fighters was better.

  • Maxetle1212

    April 27, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    Super Street Fighter IV is out ! haha, like, i feel like SF4 came out like 2 weeks ago and now, BOOM, WHAT ? SUPER SF4?
    anyways… 40$, 10 more characters, 2 of them are NEW chars.
    Hopefully one of my friends will buy this so i can play !

    (Btw, u guys SUCK ASS at SF4 haha <3 )

    • July 4, 2013 at 8:22 pm

      Plus they also added in new characters in Super Street Fighter IV. I love it

  • Maxetle1212

    April 27, 2010 at 2:23 pm

    oh, sry to double post but…in the ”new” SUPER SF4, comming out this week, they PUT BACK the good old CAR DEMOLITION and an BARREL KICKING bonus stages between the fights. I cant wait to break freakin cars again just like in the old SF games. w000t its gonna be hawsome

  • Shikster

    April 27, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Old! We are all getting old!

  • PeterParker23

    April 27, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    STREET FIGHTER IV is EPIC!! and now there making

    Street Fighter best fighting game ever made…..

    besides killer Instict (SNES)

  • ekku1979

    May 16, 2010 at 8:47 am

    Seems that my comment never got posted…Oh well. It was too long to post again…

  • RockV

    May 26, 2010 at 12:21 am

    Loll 2:00 in they talk about how the text is too small.. I can totally relate. All video games have that these days and it PISSES ME OFF!!!

  • Everestman161

    June 3, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I have to agree that the controls for the new fighting games are getting stupid. There is no reason for the moves to be so difficult in order to play. If anything it will turn people off to the game. It’s not like it’s a new game. It’s target is a lot for the retros like us that grew up playing the original versions of Street Fighter. Oh well.
    Great show and I think maybe you might have struck something. How about this for a title of a show “Three Guys Couch” That could be cool especially with your tallent I’m sure you guys could come up with a show like that and maybe G4 TV would give you a contract. I know I would if I had the cash of todays producers. Good luck and keep up the great work. You guys are great at what you do.

  • Brain_Lord

    June 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    anyone know what james cat’s name is?

  • supermark64

    June 23, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    you + mike matei + a camera = funny

  • TheMagicMannequin

    July 14, 2010 at 4:04 am

    I’ve been playing street fighter 2 for a long time, I’ve almost beaten it. And I don’t even Know how to use a haduken.

  • Theo

    August 4, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    hey mike should try he new xbox slim controler

  • Rasengan999

    October 2, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Yea, go Death Kitty!

  • marco_himself

    October 11, 2010 at 4:59 am

    I still think SFIV sucks in a way. I mean I’m actually a huge SF fan and know every game in the series. in alpha 3 for example I can defeat almost anyone but 4 just puts me back in the beginner status. The thing is in 4 the pro-style of playing is not so much fun but more like tactical super-pro e-sport fuck. Often people end up just ducking and blocking in front of each other because they don’t manage to handle the strange new tempo, which is annoyingly slow on the one hand, but the combos must be typed in like super fast and it’s unplayable on a higher level without an expensive fightig stick.
    So I would really reccomend GGPO for all Fans, and I’m really looking forward to SFIII online. and that’s when I’m gonna get myself an Xbox stick, because the one I have, although it’s USB doesn’t work, no, that would be too much a present to make it work on ps3 and xbox

  • October 27, 2010 at 10:59 am

    I’ve got sf i’m not even sure how the combo system works, last time i played it before sf4 was alpha on the gameboy colour which i happen to be quite good at or at least i was lol.
    is the guy in the cap from the midlands in england he sounds like a brummie a bit lol

  • gattz

    December 7, 2010 at 8:26 am

    Weird how everyone is claiming to have such a hard time with the controls. They’re super responsive, and more lenient than in previous SF games. For “shoryuken” input (forward down forward), you literally just have to mash the down and forward buttons twice, and it will register. None of the inputs are overly complicated, if you can’t do two hadoken inputs in a row, I guess you just really are “too old” to play this kind of game(?). I can see people having trouble with BlazBlue or Guilty Gear inputs or something, but these are as easy and it gets. The only remotely difficult inputs are for characters with arcade stick inputs (Blanca, Zangief, Vega, etc).

  • trelobite

    January 28, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    I love Xbox 360!

  • Pogiforce

    March 1, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    A lot of new games have really tiny text, and I think that’s got to do with the move to larger, HD TVs. they have a higher resolution, so smaller resolution images would appear pixelated on the larger screens. but when you get a HD game on a SD screen, everything ends up incredibly small.

  • March 4, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    you should do a playing mavel vs capcom 3 🙂

  • Eltro920

    April 22, 2011 at 8:58 am

    Fuck Soul Calibur 4, why would I play a game where slow is too slow and fast is too fast? The samurai ones are the cheapest characters in the game, for they give you no reaction time to block shit. It’s an overrated game and I’d rather play Capcom VS SNK 2 over SC4 and SF4.

    Also, why are the commands for street fighter games ridiculously hard? THEY SHOULD MAKE THE CONTROLS MORE USER FRIENDLY EVERY TIME THEY PROGRESS!!!

    Like this:

    3 button layout (Light, Medium, Heavy), rather than a 6 button, because not all characters punch and kick.
    A dash button

    sweep = Down + L, poor damage
    crouch attack = Down + M
    uppercut = Down + H
    special melee 1 = Forward + H
    special melee 2 = Backward + H
    throw = L + M, poor damage yet unblockable. It’s blockable if it’s a special throw because I can’t stand stupid grapplers with their overpowered unblockable throws and high their defense.
    focus attack = L + H or M + H
    taunt = get rid of it, it doesn’t do anything but to lead you open to enemy fire.

    Every time you use a special move, it should drain a third of Ex bar to prevent stupid spamming.
    Ultras should cost the whole Super Bar if charged half the revenge meter. And it would cost half the Super Bar if charged the whole revenge meter. This way, you wont be so cheap in using an overpowered move TWICE in a round.
    Special move time = 3 seconds

    Any button = Sometimes, each button makes the move behave differently.

    Projectile = Forth x2 + Any button
    Ex Projectile = Forth x3 + Any button
    Short Ranged = Down, Forth + Any button
    Ex Short Ranged = Forth, Down, Forth + Any button
    Charge = Back, Forth + Any button
    Ex Charge = Forth, Back, Forth + Any button
    Charge from wall/Suck = Forth, Back + Any button
    Ex Charge from wall = Back, Forth, Back + Any button
    Anti Air = Down x2 + Any button
    Ex Anti Air = Down x3 + Any button
    Rapid Move = M rapidly
    Ex Rapid Move = H rapidly
    Special Throw = Forth, Down + Any button
    Ex Special Throw = Down, Forth, Down + Any button
    Teleport = Down, Forth, Down or Forth, Down, Forth + Any button, uses an Ex gauge.

    Super = Forth + All three buttons
    Ultra = Back + All three buttons

    Fuck having too many buttons to press.
    Fuck having a split second to do a move.
    Fuck charging a direction.
    Fuck Forth Down Forth for a stupid shoryuken.
    Fuck LP LP F LK HP just for Akuma’s stupid super.
    Fuck having special throws unblockable.
    All of these things I have fucked exist for no reason, and it makes the game hard for no reason. Why the fuck would you make a simple move a fucking chore to do? These people in the Capcom comunity don’t realize how far back they are with this unnecessarily complex concept of controls. What’s wrong with just 3 attack buttons? What’s wrong with having enough time to do special moves? Why do they complicate things ever since Street Fighter 2?

    And the worst part is, people who grew up with this franchise don’t realize how unresponsive and non-user friendly the controls are.


  • frizzy350

    July 20, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I had to make an account just for this. First off, if you think SF4 is more complicated than ST (super SF2 turbo), your flat out wrong. Go watch super turbo saturdays with damdai. I understand as kids you all thought you were good at street fighter because you knew all the buttons and could do a hadouken and could beat your friends, but any semi competent player at a local arcade scene would tear you apart.

    seriously? that guy was impressed with MK vs DC? that has to be the stiffest, most non-fluid fighting game ever made. most of the crappy rip offs of SF2 on the snes were better than MKvDC. Sure you could easily do a move that looked cool, but if thats what you all want, you shouldn’t be playing fighting games, you should be playing games more focused on doing cool looking moves (devil may cry, god of war, etc). you don’t throw a hadouken because it looks pretty, you throw it for tactical and strategic reasons.

    I’m not so sure why people cry over the fact that they can’t pick up a fighting game and instantly roll face in it. That happens in no games. Even user friendly ones, you cant play starcraft for the first time and expect to win against seasoned tournament players, nor can you with guitar hero or call of duty or halo or any moderately competitive game. I’m so sorry that ten minutes of your time is too long to learn how to hadouken and shoryuken. And quit crying about needing a stick, look at wolfkrone, vangief and shizza, 3 top tier players who play on pad, you can use anything to play fighting games besides an unmodded Xbox360 pad due to the d pad being god awful.

    Also, above poster, you easily have the worst set of suggestions i have ever seen. Whats wrong with unblockable throws? You can backdash you know. ultras are overpowered? they are all easily safe jumped and can EASILY be reacted to on screen flash. you want to get rid of charge moves? really bad idea, it exists for many reasons.

    your set of control changes are the worst however. hitting forward 3 times takes WAY more time than simply rolling the stick. you completely neglected the fact that dashing exists. 3 buttons in SF is simply not enough for zoning purposes. why would you want crouching Light to be a sweep? you want crouching l to be the longest range, move punishable attack? that makes no sense. is your standing H a fierce of a roundhouse? it makes a huge difference.

  • swedenboy

    July 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    i know u got alot to do, but could you guys create a show here there u sit around playing new xbox 360, ps3 and wii-games and talk and make funny remarks etc like u do in this video?:) would be alot of fun to watch^^

    btw why is streetfighter 4 on xbox 360? wasent street fighter a nes-game? so it should be on the wii because wii belongs to nintendo that made nes that streetfighter was for at first right?

    and one more thing, i love that splitup couch:D want one!

  • dietsunkists

    August 15, 2011 at 12:36 pm


    k so you’re taking his story out of context and comparing it to some progaming circuit we have today. glad to see modern street fighter fans are as rational as ever

  • RocketLauncher

    November 9, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Reviews on modern games like this would be cool. I know he wouldn’t want to make it a thing but I like it when he does one of these now and then

  • GeekySwede

    January 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    No wonder, they will never do any current gen reviews when people are complete assholes like some of the preview posters.

    My beat em up fix i get from SF3:Third strike online edition 🙂 My favorite fighting game 🙂

  • JustPcause

    February 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Yeah now and then would be ok.. but I myself tend to stay somewhat away from newer genre of fighters, but some are alright but are a little complicated like he said.

  • JustPcause

    February 12, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Yeah now and then would be ok.. but I myself tend to stay somewhat away from newer genre of fighters, but some are alright but are a little complicated like he said.

  • nintendude162

    August 13, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    You were close on Honda’s first name. It’s actually Edmund

  • Iron65

    October 31, 2012 at 2:12 am

    Hi guys!!! I found sooo way much Hilarious this video I’ve found here!!!! I hope you were rading these, because It’s really fun to watch you guys playing new games!!! maybe could a very good idea to do later on… One thing I got identefied (I’m sorry for my bad english) is that I play this game proffesionally and of course love the others! There as complex fighting games in your era such as Killer instinct , King of fighters as nowadays like Guilty gear , MvC3 or Blazblue! maybe it was when you’re a kid you expect to just play rather than learning every single freaking move… Because that’s the difficult part of figfhting games. You lose one week of practice, you’re doom!!!!

  • The Fettuck

    March 25, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    I rather go watch the street fighter movie with jean claude van damme again instead of playing this game!!

  • LOL690

    March 6, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    You guys should play Mk 9 Komplete Edition

  • mater711421

    June 13, 2014 at 2:43 am

    the first james and mike play

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