Adventures into Spray Paint Art: Much to Learn

Attempting spray paint art for the first time unlocked a sense of unbridled freedom from within. Coming from a place where my expectations were non-existent and I was partaking in this activity strictly for fun, I had a great time just making what felt good in the moment. That early win was enough to inspire another go around, but it also created a new level of expectations that changed the vibe around this latest session.

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Street Fighter Week | Street Fighter Has a Ryu Problem

Street Fighter Week continues! Ryu might be the most popular character in the franchise, but he’s routinely outclassed as a competitor by similar characters. Is that a problem?


Street Fighter‘s largely-generic karate guy is the most popular and iconic character in the genre. People love his standard-issue toolset and his competitive spirit. However, for being the poster boy for the entire genre, Ryu hasn’t really been a threat in the competitive scene since Super Turbo. Ever since Akuma entered the lore, Capcom has been put in a weird predicament that I don’t think they’ll ever fully solve.

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Ranking the Street Fighter V Season 2 Characters

After season 1 of Street Fighter V‘s DLC offering brought back six familiar faces, season 2 made a bold move by only bringing back one legacy character. The remaining five slots went to newcomers. This ranking is based on how I feel they impact the game as a whole. Not just how cool they look or how often we see them in tournament play, but the entirety of what they bring to the experience. Let’s count them down!

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STREAMING NOW: Street Fighter V Season 2 Featuring Akuma

About to jump on and play with Akuma!

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[UPDATE: Stream is over! Thank you everyone who watched! The first half of the stream was lost in the ether, but you get to see all the good stuff with me playing some matches with the Raging Demon]

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Jett Plays Street Fighter V Season One Wrap-Up

We close out season 1 of Street Fighter V with a few casual sets against Super Platinum level players! We also talk about how the game performed in 2016 and my hopes for the game going into season 2.

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Akuma Revealed in Street Fighter V

The Raging Demon is back!

Akuma is primed to make his debut in Street Fighter V as the first character from season 2. So far, I really like how different he plays compared to previous iterations. He moves at a slower and stiffer pace, almost to stress how powerful he is. There are some notable changes to his play style as well, such as the inclusion of a launcher attack.

Looking forward to picking him up later this month!

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Ultra Street Fighter IV battle: Oni (theunknownclone) vs Akuma (jettFTW)

This fight was far from pretty, but it forced my Akuma to find ways to seal the win against an opponent who was clearly giving me trouble.


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Ultra Street Fighter IV Akuma Combo Video

After years of not playing as the Raging Demon, I pick Akuma back up to see what I’m capable of doing with him in this combo video. Hope you enjoy!


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Return of the Raging Demon

Years ago, I publicly dumped Akuma. Despite having invested hundreds of hours into the character, I felt like our relationship had run its course. I hit a ceiling with that character that was lower than where I wanted to go, so I thought it would be best to move on. As I’ve said multiple times on this blog in the following years, dropping Akuma for Rose was the best thing I ever did in a fighting game. Since dropping Akuma, I’ve leveled up to the point where my Rose is currently ranked 3rd in the world on PSN, which is a milestone that I wouldn’t have foreseen in my wildest dreams.

Was the dramatic turnaround all due to the character change? Part of it certainly is. However, having gone back to watch some old video and having played with Akuma recently, it’s becoming more apparent that much of my success now comes from personal growth.

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Jett vs. SHOTOJON and LuisDavid82 in Ultra Street Fighter IV

My Rose and SHOTOJON’s Ryu square off in a footsies-based battle.

The #1 ranked Akuma on PSN turns me into Swiss cheese.


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