Posts tagged #the contender

The Contender, Week 8: The Grand Finale

Quinns' quest (read: his mad scramble) to get into the top 10% of Street Fighter V players arrives at its teary finale! But don't worry. The Contender will return as an irregular podcast, and whenever it does we'll be posting about it on this very site.

For all you commenters, this week's question is a simple one. Now Ian's made invincible warriors of us all, what will you do with these newfound powers?

As always, huge thanks to all you Contenders who've been listening & training along with Quinns! If you missed our earlier episodes you'll find them right here, The Contender is available on iTunes here, and if you want to spar with Quinns or Ian you'll find them on SFV under the fighter names "Quinns" and "Plimpsoul".

Posted on April 27, 2016 .

The Contender, Week 7: Mr. Miyagi Breaks the Fourth Wall

It's do or die week as Quinns tries to get into the top 10% of Street Fighter V players in the world! To distract him the boys have a chat about their very favourite things in the game that have until now escaped their poddling. That means V-Reversals, stages and their favourite matchups.

This week's question is a pretty open-ended one. What matchups do you love? Which players do you love fighting? And when has the game just been AWESOME?

As always, huge thanks to all you Contenders who've been listening & training along with Quinns! If you missed our earlier episodes you'll find them right here, and The Contender is available on iTunes here.

Posted on April 20, 2016 .

The Contender, Week 6: Best of Three?

Six weeks in, and Quinns' quest to join the top 10% of Street Fighters in the world suddenly looks impossible. To progress, he must know his enemy. Even if his enemy is a wrestler with her butt out, a pair of legs in an army uniform or something that looks like it fell out of Killer Instinct.

Also, the game of Saltybet mentioned in this episode is still very much alive! Right now it's showing Joan of Arc vs. Ridley Scott's alien. Never change, Saltybet.

As always, huge thanks to all you Contenders who've been listening & training along with Quinns! If you missed our earlier episodes you'll find them right here. The Contender is available on iTunes here and the RSS feed is here. Want to train along with the Cool Ghosts community? Our Discord channel is here.

Posted on April 13, 2016 .

The Contender, Week 5: Locating Quintin's Brakes

In the extended metaphor of Quintin's fighting journey, he's hit the open road and the COPS CAN'T CATCH HIM NOW. The boys chat about combos and cancelling, then veer off to discuss the giant March update. Capcom's gifted us with lounges, lessons and an elbow expert!

As for this week's question, we want to know: What are you working on this week? (And why is it so goddamn hard?)

As always, huge thanks to all you Contenders who've been listening & training along with Quinns! If you missed our earlier episodes you'll find them right here. The Contender is available on iTunes here and the RSS feed is here. Want to train along with the Cool Ghosts community? Our Discord channel is here.

As for the promised Contender tie-in video, we've done our test run! The real thing will be published with next week's podcast.

Posted on April 6, 2016 .

The Contender, Week 4: Arcade Sticks & Aching Regret

It's a big day for The Contender! To celebrate finishing our first month Ian has bequeathed his old arcade stick to Quinns. The boys also discuss gauges, YouTubers and character envy. It turns out one month is exactly long enough to figure out what your character is terrible at.

What about you, listener? Have you found true love, or will you be saying goodbye to your main?

Huge thanks to all you Contenders who've been listening & training along with Quinns! If you missed our earlier episodes you'll find them right here. The Contender is available on iTunes here and the RSS feed is here.

Posted on March 30, 2016 .

The Contender, Week 3: The Crepes Don't Work

It's week 3 of The Contender, and Quinns is in the depths of the darkness! He's losing all his matches. He's not done his homework. The crepes don't work. Good thing Ian's here with an important lesson on player tendencies.

Huge thanks to all you Contenders who've been praising and sharing this series! If you missed our earlier episodes you'll find them right here, The Contender is available on iTunes here and the RSS feed is here.

As always, if you want to watch replays of Quinns being terrible (or sensei Ian being awesome) their Capcom Fighter Names are Quinns and Plimpsoul. And so long as you don't tell anybody, you'll find sensei Ian's secret Twitter is here.

Posted on March 23, 2016 .

The Contender, Week 2: Attack of the Kens!

It's week 2 in Quinns' quest to join the top 10% of Street Fighter V players in the world. He's scratched the surface and there's a whole world underneath, and it's full of Kens! The boys also discuss which characters are at the very top of the leaderboards in their Meta-Forecast.

Huge thanks to everyone who's been so kind about this series. If you missed episode 1 you'll find it right here, The Contender is available on iTunes here and the RSS feed is here.

As always, if you want to watch replays of Quinns being terrible (or sensei Ian being awesome) their Capcom Fighter Names are Quinns and Plimpsoul.

Posted on March 15, 2016 .

The Contender, Week 1: Stop Jumping!

It's time for a brand-new weekly series! Street Fighter V is out, it's amazing, and Quinns wants to join the top 10% of players in the world. Will his quest break him... or make him?

But it's not all emotional hardship! We also want to explain to anyone who isn't playing SFV why it's so much fun, as well as track Capcom's steady development of an eSport that isn't quite finished.

If you own SFV and want to watch replays of Quinns or sensei Ian without their consent, their Fighter IDs are "Quinns" and "Plimpsoul". Add 'em as a favourite! There's even an achievement for it.

You'll find this podcast right here on iTunes and on this RSS feed.

Posted on March 8, 2016 .