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  Watch Video At E3 this year, Destructoid brought you a close look at Street Fighter X Tekken with the Destructoid vs Capcom tournament between Jonathan Holmes, Seth Killian, and myself. Though it was the first time that Jonathan had pla...   read

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  Watch Video You can't talk about the fighting game scene in America without mentioning Capcom's special combat adviser, Seth Killian. He's done it all, from competing in tournaments himself and organizing EVO, to working on Capcom'...   read

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  Watch Video Outside of my scheduled time with Capcom representatives, I also had a chance to wander around the show floor and interview several attendees. The first interview was with Alex Valle, also known as "Mr. Street...   read

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When people talk about EVO, most people recall the big names in Street Fighter or Marvel vs. Capcom 3, such as Daigo Umehara and Justin Wong. However, Capcom games aren't the only ones getting representation at this fighting ...   read

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  Watch Video If you know me, you know that right now my favorite game to play is Marvel vs. Capcom 3. So when I had the opportunity to interview producer Ryota Niitsuma on the newly announced Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, I jumped at tha...   read

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  Watch Video This year at EVO, Destructoid was on the scene to bring exclusive interviews with many or the figureheads in the fighting game world. One of those included Street Fighter X Tekken producer Yoshinori Ono of Capcom. Known for ...   read

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  Watch Video This year, one of the major additions to EVO included panels geared towards fighting game fans. One of these panels involved an interview with Daigo "The Beast" Umehara, who is widely regarded as one of the best Super Street ...   read
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  Watch Video At the end of the Street Fighter X Tekken panel this afternoon, producer Yoshinori Ono had a bombshell of an announcement. Unwilling to end the panel without a surprise, he showed a never-before seen trailer that g...   read

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Today I had the privilege of interviewing producer Yoshinori Ono about the upcoming fighter, Street Fighter X Tekken. We covered things such as the character choices (specifically Poison), certain gameplay decisions, and...   read

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Another panel at EVO was the Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 panel, which I was personally excited for. Being a huge Marvel vs. Capcom 3 fan, I wanted to see what Niitsuma-san had to say about this newly announced game. Serving ...   read
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Destructoid's Twitch.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wi...   read

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Viva Las Vegas! At least that's what the many fighting game enthusiasts who have descended upon the Rio Hotel are chanting. As you read this, I am tiger-knee deep in EVO coverage that you should be seeing in the next couple o...   read

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A while back, Destructoid launched Fight.destructoid.com, which is a new way to challenge gamers online for points that can be redeemed for prizes. Since its launch, many people have already signed up to check it out and batt...   read

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This weekend is the much anticipated EVO Championship series. Held every year, this competition gathers all of the best fighting game players to battle for prizes and bragging rights. If you are a fan of fighting games, hopef...   read

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Fight.destructoid.com is a great way to play games with your fellow community members and win prizes in the process. One way to gain prizes, apart from the contests that we throw regularly, is to redeem some of your hard-earn...   read
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San Diego Comic-Con is upon us! I'm going to be perfectly honest. I tried my hardest to find hot guy cosplayers but out of the pages and pages of attractive girls, there were only a handful of guys, and none were quite my typ...   read

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Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide...   read

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Happy Friday! Have you seen the last installment of the Harry Potter saga? I've been a huge fan of the series since the third book came out, and I'm really stoked to see this movie. If it weren't for a ridiculously long day a...   read

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Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide r...   read

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Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide ran...   read

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This is the day. This is the moment. We stop dying. The past few weeks, I have devoured both Doctor Who and Torchwood. If you haven't seen either of these shows, trust me. You are missing out on some amazing programming. Toni...   read

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Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. From playing games on the stream, to discussing them in a talk show format, we bring a wide range...   read

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Normally, mentions of summer camp bring images of bonfires, cute camp counselors, and possibly flutes. But thanks to the Steam Summer Camp Sale, people can think of things like crowbars, bejewels, and much more! I've always b...   read

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No Apparent Reason Parties -- NARPs for short -- are a long standing tradition here at Destructoid. NARPs are parties hosted by Dtoiders for Dtoiders and everyone is welcome to attend a party. It's about playing game...   read
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  Watch Video At the end of this month, the world's greatest competitors on the fighting game scene will be descending upon the Rio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to duke it out for the Evo Championship Series. This year, the competition w...   read

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Destructoid's Justin.tv channel is committed to bringing lots of great gaming-related entertainment even during the weekends. For example, this weekend we have a special event happening on the live stream that you don't wan...   read
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Summer has officially started! For many gamers that means a break from school and time to concentrate on your favorite game. Although I'm done with school, I still get excited for these upcoming months. Not only is it gorgeou...   read

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  Watch Video This past weekend at the NorCal Regionals 9 tournament, Capcom was on hand to show off the most recent build of Street Fighter X Tekken. Many of your favorite fighting game pros, such as EG Justin Wong, EG Ricky Ortiz, Floe,...   read

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The great thing about Fight.destructoid.com is that it gives us a brand new way to give away prizes. A couple of weeks ago, before the craziness that was E3, we held a 48 hour point challenge for the chance to win either thi...   read

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It's been a week since E3 and it's time for another official Friday Night Fights! Before that, did you see all of our E3 coverage? If not, you should definitely check out this post to see what you missed. As usual, the Destru...   read

 

About Jesse Cortezone of us since 4:34 AM on 01.13.2007

Myself:

I am a Ph. D. chemist from the University of California, Berkeley. I have been playing videogames since as long as I can remember! My past favorite games include Secret of Mana, TMNT: Turtles in Time, the Resident Evil series (Jill is SUCH as master of unlocking), FFVII, Smash Bros Melee, and many others.

I've definitely gone through phases in my gaming "career". I used to LOVE fighting games in the time of Tekken Tag and Marvel vs Capcom II (my favorite fighting game), but now I find myself drawn to the more story driven games, and very recently, the music games....:)

But....fighting games are making a comeback! SFIV! MvC3! BlazBlue! Beware everyone, Tactix has put a quarter on the screen and is challenging you for battle!


It was mere chance that brought me to Destructoid back in early 2007, and through it all I've stayed because of the great writing staff, a community that cares, and lots of new internet and IRL friends. Destructoid has changed my life. True story.


If you live in the SF Bay Area, check out the DtoidSanFrancisco C-blog and join the Google Group!

DtoidSanFrancisco

Check out the past installments of my DTOID COMMUNITY DISCUSSES! Series:

Part 1: DLC
Part 2: Achievements
Part 3: Gaming Journalism
Part 4: Next Next-Gen Consoles
Part 5: Retro Renaissance
Part 6: Games That Suck
Part 7: Educational Games
Part 8: Evolution of Gaming Music
Part 9: Gaming Merchandise
Part 10: Iconic Games
Part 11: DESTRUCTOID!
Part 12: GDC
Part 13: Videogame Movies
Part 14: Competitive Gaming
Part 15: Level Design
Part 16: Emulation and Game Modding
E3 Edition: Microsoft
E3 Edition: Nintendo
E3 Edition: Sony
Part 17: Triple A Titles
Part 18: Fighting Games
Part 19: Digital Distribution



Card courtesy of TheGHost


Rock Band tag courtesy of CutieHoney

Thanks guys!


Last but not least, Chad Concelmo and I are the same person. Go ahead and ask him. :P

Xbox LIVE:Tactixpimp
Mii code:0680 0947 9731 1775


 

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