The Escapist Invades Wired for Street Fighter IV

image

In which I attempt to teach Wired’s Chris Kohler the subtle art of punching his co-worker in the face.

In case you haven’t heard, Street Fighter IV is sort-of a big thing.

So when Wired editor and good friend Chris Kohler asked me to come over and show him a thing or two regarding Capcom’s latest, how could I refuse? With nearly a decade of tournament experience and a good four months of Street Fighter IV play time on the general public, he couldn’t have picked a better Mr. Miyagi to his Daniel LaRusso.

His opponent, Wired’s Chris Baker, wouldn’t be caught at a disadvantage, however. Not only was he armed with the current Cadillac of controllers, Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick, but his teacher was none other than Capcom’s master of left-handed pain, Seth Killian.

The two of us, Seth and I, have tangled many a time, and I had a feeling that he’d attempt to properly train Baker. Knowing the crunch for time we were under, I opted for the opposite route: teach Kohler the cheap stuff right away. I taught him one thing: Sagat’s forward roundhouse attack into Ultra combo. Did my power hungry, top-tier whoring tactics work in the face of Seth’s patient tutelage? Will I manage to sell enough Shamwow’s to get a real job on the television? You’ll just have to watch to find out.

Recommended Videos

The Escapist is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article It’s Official, Prime Video’s Fallout Is Getting a Season 2
Read Article Everything Coming to Fortnite for Star Wars Day 2024
Fortnite x Star Wars 2024 Logo
Read Article Remnant 2 Teases The Forgotten Kingdom DLC With Invoker Archetype Trailer
Remnant 2 The Forgotten Kingdom Cover
Related Content
Read Article It’s Official, Prime Video’s Fallout Is Getting a Season 2
Read Article Everything Coming to Fortnite for Star Wars Day 2024
Fortnite x Star Wars 2024 Logo
Read Article Remnant 2 Teases The Forgotten Kingdom DLC With Invoker Archetype Trailer
Remnant 2 The Forgotten Kingdom Cover