Newbie/Beginner's Links


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WELCOME! This thread is for anyone who seeks knowledge and for new players to learn the basics… Asking questions is great, however, we encourage you to do your best to read and research these links to acclimate yourself with FGs first…

If you know of links for beginners regarding spacing, zoning, safe jumps, or games that are missing links, please let me know. This IS a work in progress…
Thanks to All Who Have Contributed!!! (Extra Thanks to Trouble Brewing and SirMixahLot for Aiding w/ Thread Organization!) :slight_smile:
IF there is a link to something that you did or know who did let me know please so I may give proper credit and respect…

**NOTE!: ** Videos May be opinion based and as such, might have questionable/controversial comments. Even though they may be meant in a humorous demeanor, I, nor SRK condone any negative comments regarding anyone’s civil rights, preferences, etc.

Updated: 02/02/2015
Updated: 03/25/2014
Updated: 03/01/2014
Updated: 11/06/2013

Glossaries:

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http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Glossary_of_fighting_games

Arcade Stick/Controller Guides:
Choosing a Stick/Controller by darksakul - (Extremely Comprehensive Guide to Sticks/Controllers - Highly Recommended!)

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What Stick/Controller Should I Buy? Read the Guide on Pg 1 Before Posting

Pad Vs. Stick by Aris B.

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http://youtu.be/rTa6l_V4j9k

You Have To Use A Stick?! by Maximilian

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http://youtu.be/eEJfKr4kCgA

Arcade Stick Basics
The Basics of Using a Fight Stick by gootecks - (USF4)

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http://youtu.be/IXP0kc9Sry8

“Fight” Stick Basics 101 by jumblejunkie

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http://youtu.be/1E8T5EBCmLk

Tutorial by kornstew

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLPPANsYXEjPgq-N89fhRlunUPKMSnY05u

“Joystick” Tips by lordofultima (Entertaining, Humorous & Relevant Tips)

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http://youtu.be/kcVFB8GGf_8

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http://youtu.be/jsrPEKuKDE0

Ultimate Japanese Balltop Grip Guide by CantoV

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http://youtu.be/PsME37GrqjY

Daigo Umehara Stick Grip (Begins at 6:36)

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http://youtu.be/mRnfXzax94c

Beginner’s Guide to Modding by @darksakul

[details=Spoiler]The Beginners guide to planning a Mod like a Pro

Street Fighter V Beginner’s Links

Street Fighter IV Series Beginner’s Links

[details=Spoiler]Street Fighter Glossary

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http://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2007/oct/21/street-fighter-terminology-acronyms-lexicon-and-glossary-guide/

Beginner’s SSFIV: AE / FG Links
TBirdSF4’s basic video tutorial guide for total beginner’s

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http://youtu.be/Qa4GJQFYM1s

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http://youtu.be/cX0p4cEJ9W0

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http://youtu.be/a8Mu4sdCc58

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http://youtu.be/MlkbbtFrw_0

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http://youtu.be/rCBLAfb7GUQ

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http://youtu.be/IhLKL_47bYU

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http://youtu.be/jMJ18Eo-q1o

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http://youtu.be/OGWBOGIItgg

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http://youtu.be/F2NGZOBGjBc

TBirdSF4’s basic video tutorial Complete Thread

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Basic Video Tutorial/Guide for Total Beginners for SSF4

Top 5 Gateway Characters for New Players in SFIV by MetalMusicMan \m/

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http://www.metalmusicman.com/forum/index.php/topic,4947.msg47854.html#new

Vesperarcade’s Super Street Fighter 4 Tutorial (HIGHLY Recommended!!!)

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http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=744144a71c67d816&feature=iv&annotation_id=annotation_422412&src_vid=1_ns5jj3phy

1-800-Help-A-Noob; The Faq By Bentobox

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1-800-help-a-nub; The FAQ

Maj’s Footsies Handbook (Highly Recommended!)

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http://sonichurricane.com/?page_id=1702

Ground Game Breakdown (Many thanks to @ThisGuy198 for posting the link, @DrakeAlden for finding this thread, @Yukki for SRK thread creation/translation and @Shie for writing the breakdown!!!)

[details=Spoiler]Ground Game Breakdown

MIXUP 101 Series by Ugo_2u (Exceptional Information on Mix-Ups)
Chapter 1: Introduction to Mix-Ups

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http://www.reddit.com/r/SF4/comments/1wtc05/mixup_101_series_chapter_1_introduction_to_mixups/

Chapter 2: Conditioning Your Opponent

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http://www.reddit.com/r/SF4/comments/1wtugx/mixup_101_chapter_2_conditioning_your_opponent/

Chapter 3: Having Effective Mix-Up Strategy

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http://www.reddit.com/r/SF4/comments/1wvh6d/mixup_101_series_chapter_3_having_effective_mixup/

Chapter 4: Picking the Right Approach to Mix-Ups

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http://www.reddit.com/r/SF4/comments/1wxmdt/mixup_101_series_chapter_4_picking_the_right/

Chapter 5: The Double-Edged Sword! Fight or Flight Mix-Ups

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http://www.reddit.com/r/SF4/comments/1x0oob/mixup_101_series_chapter_5_the_double_edged_sword/

The Flow Of Battle by Ugo_2u (Insight Regarding the “Three States of Battle”) *Thanks to @ThisGuy198!

[details=Spoiler]SSF4 Tips and Tricks plus Strategy Articles, Level up your game in no time

Laughingman23’s Theory Fighter Blog

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http://the-morning-after-the-night-before.blogspot.com/2009/02/theory-fighter-volume-1.html

Basic Frame Data Guide For Newbies By Illitirit

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Basic frame data guide for newbies]

Frame Data Tutorial By Onehandedterror

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCwWa6GOUUU&feature=share&list=PLxn5tjECx1ONIcVTx2CX8tI8MIm6r_J6K

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DOMINATION 101 – (Various Essays on FGs by Seth Killian – Very Highly Recommended!!!)

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http://forums.shoryuken.com/categories/domination-101

Justin Wong’s “Step Up Your Game” Column (thanks @ThisGuy198)

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http://www.eventhubs.com/columns/

David Sirlin’s book: Playing To Win [a book about becoming a champion in competitive gaming based on the art of war]

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http://www.sirlin.net/ptw

Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 Beginner’s Links (thanks to @2KTep)

Level Up Your Game - (MvC3)

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http://youtu.be/TSSvTkyCLz0

Teambuilding Guide/Help

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http://boostgaming.net/team-building-with-jan/

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http://iplaywinner.com/umvc3-team-building-guide/

Using Assists Effectively

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http://www.reddit.com/r/MvC3/comments/1s10kb/training_room_tuesday_assistance_101/

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http://www.reddit.com/r/MvC3/comments/1sjo2o/training_room_tuesday_assistance_102_how_to_call/

Marvel Footsies

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http://www.reddit.com/r/MvC3/comments/1ri4c2/training_room_tuesday_marvel_footsies/

Guide to Decision-Making and Planning

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http://www.riffnralk.com/helmbreaking-with-intelligence/

Choking

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http://thirdpersonblog.wordpress.com/2014/01/19/universal-fighting-game-guide-choking/

Tips for Overcoming Bad Matchups

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http://thirdpersonblog.wordpress.com/2012/01/18/universal-fighting-game-guide-tips-to-overcome-bad-character-match-ups/

Resets

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http://thirdpersonblog.wordpress.com/2011/12/18/universal-fighting-game-guide-resets/

Problem with Mastering Only Combos

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http://thirdpersonblog.wordpress.com/2011/07/18/universal-fighting-game-guide-the-problem-with-only-mastering-combos/

Gimmicks vs Intelligent Tactics

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http://thirdpersonblog.wordpress.com/2012/09/27/universal-fighting-game-guide-gimmicky-vs-intelligent-tactics/

Training Mode Stuff

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http://www.toptiertactics.com/14140/get-good-why-you-cant-improve-at-fighting-games-without-using-training-mode/#axzz3Gopy7Yg1

SF x T Beginner’s Links (thanks to psychoblue for links!)
Seven minute saikyo: maximizing damage with less buttons

[details=Spoiler]Seven Minute Saikyo Lesson: Maximizing Damage with Less Buttons

Seven minute Saikyo!: stuns and counter hits

[details=Spoiler]Seven Minute Saikyo Lesson: Stuns and Counter Hits

Injustice: Gods Among Us Beginner’s Links
Injustice General Guide by Saitsu

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Injustice General Guide

TYM Links

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http://testyourmight.com/threads/basic-fg-terms-and-how-they-apply-to-injustice.33795/

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http://testyourmight.com/threads/information-for-new-players.30656/

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http://testyourmight.com/threads/complete-guide-to-interactables.34308/

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http://testyourmight.com/threads/995phils-guide-to-help-stick-players-adjust-to-injustice.30239/

Dealing with Zoners In Injustice

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http://youtu.be/-HW-aFYIxVs

**King of Fighters XIII - KoF Beginner’s Links **

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http://wiki.shoryuken.com/the_king_of_fighters_xiii

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http://youtu.be/Ye3KVgI1LvU

KoF13 Frame Data

[details=Spoiler]https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AopUijMIKag-dFZZMWZ4ekE4ekJ3RVI2U3U2YzgxclE#gid=2
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Youtube channel - exmrdandyj

Mortal Kombat Beginner’s Links
Dedicated MK/IGAU site: http://www.testyourmight.com

History of the MK Scene by Shock

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http://iplaywinner.com/news/2011/6/21/ipw-x-tym-feature-history-of-the-mortal-kombat-scene-by-shoc.html

Fighting Philosopy

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http://www.testyourmight.com/forums/fighting-philosophy.194/

MK9

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http://www.testyourmight.com/forums/gameplay-topics.192/

Guilty Gear / BlazBlue Beginner’s Links
Guilty Gear Basic Information

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http://www.dustloop.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=8

Instant Air Dash TV - (Guilty Gear tutorial series)

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLxn5tjECx1ONKJ46Xf1ERhHbzGmnw1sgp

Airdash Academy (An Exemplary guide for beginners of Fighting Games)
Episode 1

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http://youtu.be/HWfk3tOJjaQ

Episode 2 - Communication & Memorization

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http://youtu.be/McKqo9eMCmU

Guilty Bits (Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus ® character guide)

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLj34EySs1Ieb8Wjnj9H2Q-G4mdPXTd_xH

Samurai Spirits Beginner’s Links

Skull Girls Beginner’s Links

Soul Calibur Beginner’s Links
Soul Calibur HQ

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http://www.8wayrun.com

SC Basics

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http://8wayrun.com/threads/the-basics-of-soulcalibur.15258/

SC Move & Input Guide/Lexicon

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http://8wayrun.com/wiki/movelist-input-guide/

SC Primer

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http://8wayrun.com/threads/the-calibur-primer.13982/

SC II System Tutorial

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http://youtu.be/gq2WrfoMxo0

SC II Strategy Guide (Transcribed from GameNow 09/2003, Issue 23, Volume 3 featuring Strategy from Top Players of the Era!)

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http://www.1up.com/features/soul-calibur-ii-strategy-guide

Street Fighter 3: 3rd Strike Beginner’s Links (Mad Thanks ThisGuy198!!!)
SRK 3s Wiki (Old)

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http://wiki.shoryuken.com/3s

SRK SF3: 3rd Strike Wiki (New)

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http://wiki.shoryuken.com/Street_Fighter_3:_3rd_Strike/New

SF3: 3rd Strike Mechanics Tutorial

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http://youtu.be/goEmjS9JDTA

Event Hubs SF3: 3s Guide

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http://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2007/sep/30/how-get-better-street-fighter-3-third-strike/

C-Royd’s Channel

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http://www.youtube.com/user/RoydRoydRoyd/videos?view=0&sort=da&flow=grid

Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo Beginner’s Links
Super SF2 Turbo Tutorials by El-Trouble & Sergiiev (In-Depth, Living series! Extremely helpful in understanding FGs via HitBoxes)
Playlist

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VOAxY3oRXXc&feature=share&list=PLjqLxjAWgCpbcJapyOgY44Ck44lfrb7u6

Individual Episodes:

  1. Controlling Space
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http://youtu.be/VOAxY3oRXXc

  1. Anti-Airs
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http://youtu.be/B01UBgVUdKE

  1. The Art of Fire
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http://youtu.be/7kZk1qcHx24

  1. Fireball Defense
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http://youtu.be/7kZk1qcHx24

  1. C-C-C-C-Combooos
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http://youtu.be/HmyTlApafEw

  1. Throwing Mechanics
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http://youtu.be/sei-pvEkU_I

  1. Cross-ups & Mix-ups
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http://youtu.be/nsdwdGlSeWw

  1. Dee Jay tutorial - Finding the Rhythm, Mon!
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http://youtu.be/o5XqlydMzLM

  1. Guile tutorial - He Only Needs Two Special Moves
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http://youtu.be/Nw2C8-NDe7Y

  1. Ryu tutorial - The World Warrior
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http://youtu.be/NUy1bh52CKU

  1. Blanka tutorial - My Bite is Worse than My Bark
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http://youtu.be/mx0BmuqRTzM

  1. Zangief tutorial - I Fight Bears for a Living
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http://youtu.be/2ruJwAqSLHg

Super SF2 Turbo Beginner’s Tutorial By David Sirlin
(this is highly recommended to watch & absorb for all 2d fighters)

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http://youtu.be/d0cFs5mHQC4

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http://youtu.be/OoILSEQL9jE

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http://youtu.be/jCapuhsOMcg

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http://youtu.be/t8dD3K2_Pz4

Tekken / Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Beginner’s Links (Thanks ThisGuy198 for the links!)
The Beginner’s Tekken Dictionary/Basic Thread

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The Beginner's Tekken Dictionary/Basics Thread

Tekken HQ

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http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com

Tekken Zaibatsu Newbie Dojo

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http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?forumid=251

Tekken: The Importance of Losing

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http://www.tekkenzaibatsu.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=127111

Aris B.'s highly informative guides (thanks to sirmixahlot for the links)

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Http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/ttt2-guides/

Movement Tutorial

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http://youtu.be/Z-_trL1pZeo

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http://youtu.be/ZmwTz9FOwxQ

Korean Back Dash Tutorial

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http://youtu.be/gLp3Y0PdV94

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http://youtu.be/gGee7eL9Vrk

Vampire Savior (Darkstalkers 3) Beginner’s Links
Interwebs:

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http://wiki.mizuumi.net/w/vampire_savior/tutorial

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http://www.dustloop.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?166-Vampire-Savior-General

Vampire Savior Tutorials

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http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLAC0D9C44F03EA772

Darkstalkers Resurrection: System/Gameplay Comparison Guide by Slateman of GameFaqs – (A Thorough explanation of the differences of the Darkstalkers series)

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http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360/686409-darkstalkers-resurrection/faqs/65651

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown Beginner’s Links

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http://youtu.be/l5UcZ45X2qM

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http://youtu.be/mJM6-yEVeBc


Create a training regimen!
Fighting Game MetaGame ( Guides )
Stuck In A Rut :(
Any good Street Fighter resources for newer players?
Explanation of "footsies"?
Great tutorials and youtube for beginners?
Impossible to block?
SRK Newbie Saikyo Dojo Execution Guide (read me!)
My newbie thread
A few general questions?
I am completely new to fighting games. Please help
New to fighting games, what do i do now?
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Have some SFxT beginner links for you.

SEVEN MINUTE SAIKYO: MAXIMIZING DAMAGE WITH LESS BUTTONS

SEVEN MINUTE SAIKYO: STUNS AND COUNTER HITS


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All things Tekken

http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/

http://www.avoidingthepuddle.com/ttt2-guides/ < great Tekken videos.

EDIT: Can you add Spoiler tags to the videos, to make it more organized and easier to find information on specific games?


#4

Fantastic Idea… Implemented. Any and all suggestions and constructive criticism welcomed…


#5

Awesome!!!


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Thanks for the Idea SML. Just hope to get this stickied for all the new players and to avoid duplicate threads.
I don’t care about the credit for thread creation, I just want the new players to have resources and encourage them to research their preferred games…


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Message Trouble Brewing. He’s the moderator here.


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I’ve been hesitant to make non-staff posts stickied in the past. We already have two stickies that aren’t being updated due to users being inactive. But you’ve obviously put a of work into finding resources.

I tell you what, if you’re willing to keep the thread updated and get edit out all of the “OMG CAPSLOCK” stuff, you’ve got yourself a sticky.


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What else may I do to beautify the scenery (aka organize and improve the thread)? Trouble Brewing: If I do get a sticky, Thank You Very Much. I’ll do my best not to let you down on the updating. =>]


#10

I’ll post some links for Skullgirls as soon as the Squigly patch drops - a lot is changing then so anything I post right now will be outdated in a few weeks.


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Justin Wong’s column

http://www.eventhubs.com/columns/


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Don’t sleep on Justin’s column guys, he knows his stuff and it is’t exclusive to sf4 or marvel. Most of it can be applied to all fighting games and a must if you plan getting serious and going to torments and stuff. This thread was exactly what the dojo needed :).
Anyways, I find the lack of a Third strike section disturbing, so here are some links!
3S wiki: (old) http://wiki.shoryuken.com/3s, (new) http://wiki.shoryuken.com/Street_Fighter_3:_3rd_Strike/New
eventhubs have ALOT of usefull info so: http://www.eventhubs.com/guides/2007/sep/30/how-get-better-street-fighter-3-third-strike/
3S mechanics tutorial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goEmjS9JDTA(The’re more vids like this but I can’t find them :slight_smile:
C-Royd’s channel
http://www.youtube.com/user/RoydRoydRoyd/videos?view=0&sort=da&flow=grid

Edit: Your video links are acting up. I thought it was that I couldn’t view them on my phone but I can’t see them on my computer either.


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UPDATE: Mostly all of the links should be fixed. I tried them several times.
If anyone knows where BentOBox’s 1-800-Help_a-Noob guide/thread went to, please let me know.

I’ll be working on more links for Tekken, Soul Calibur and specific links for Injustice in the coming days/weeks…


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@SPECTERLIGHT check out Bodler’s stuff


#15

Good guides, though he did misuse the word metagame.


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Post from MetalMusicMan on character selection (ssf4) http://crosscounter.tv/top-5-gateway-characters-for-new-players-in-street-fighter-iv/
Full credit to durane123 for the link, I just thought it should go here.


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The link is not working. I’ll have to search to see if this article is still no CC.

The second link is good and it reminded me that I should put S-Kill’s great series here as well.
Pardon the lengthy delay in updates; I must read everything before I put it in here and gauge what info is fact and what is opinion as well as how graspable it is for newbies. Mods-If you would like to weigh-in on links and constructive criticism, it is much appreciated.


#19

Daaaamn that sucks it’s really good too D:.
I messaged MMM but I don’t know if he can do anything.

…I didn’t even notice that you didn’t have Dom101 up there, you monster!!! >:(


#20

Archived it on my site: http://www.metalmusicman.com/forum/index.php/topic,4947.msg47854.html#new

Gootecks also said that I’m welcome to help migrating some of the old articles. So I’m waiting to hear back from him and then I’ll see if I can be of assistance.