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Liquid Gears
03-08-2003, 06:07 PM
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Capcom of Japan is shutting down its arcade unit completely. That is why Capcom All-Stars is cancelled. This means two things:

1. The days of fighting games in arcades is over. The "old days" of chilling with people in person, joking, talking ****, the good times that we all had together, and meeting people from all over the world at large-scale tournaments...are all over. The only games we'll ever have is what we have right now, arcade-wise.

2. The days of fighting games on consoles...has just begun. I guarantee that All-Stars will emerge at a later date, on a console, along with other Capcom fighting games. The problem is, I also guarantee that the quality of these games will be much lower, since you're going to be relying on scrubs buying them to make money, rather than dedicated players going to arcades (which would cause the arcades to buy the boards in the first place). So we can look forward to ****tier games, in greater volume, with ****ty and laggy online play...with none of the in-person experience that created the SF phenomenon in the first place. Yes, tournaments will happen, but in people's houses, with less competitive atmosphere, and without a central place to meet, practice, and increase skill level.

SF is dead :(

Shadow20002
03-08-2003, 08:03 PM
There are still lot of people playing Street Fighter 3, Capcom VS SNK 2 and Marvel VS Capcom 2 when the last time i visit the arcade (monday of this week). Seems no more from Capcom... :rolleyes:

GokuX
03-09-2003, 02:27 AM
Originally posted by Liquid Gears
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[b]So we can look forward to ****tier games, in greater volume, with ****ty and laggy online play...with none of the in-person experience that created the SF phenomenon in the first place. Yes, tournaments will happen, but in people's houses, with less competitive atmosphere, and without a central place to meet, practice, and increase skill level.

SF is dead :(

I personally think Cap vs SNK2 on XBL is the best thing that could ever happen to 2D fighting games. Early reviews made it sound like a game of Russian Roullete where you'd be lucky to find a lag free game and this simply didn't happen to me at all. The only lag I got was when I played with people outside of the US and even then it only popped up every so often. I've experienced no lag whatsoever in any of the matches against other players inside of the United States. As far as competition goes, all you need to do is challenge the right people with a high ranking and you'll get the competition that you need to improve. I finally have competition that can smash me into the ground very easily. I feel like such a noob losing so much.