Cross Assault, ReNiC, LI Joe, MYK & Rip

This edition of Cross Counter Live kicks off with our friends Gootecks and Mike Ross discussing the phenomenon that is “Cross Assault”.   Special Skype guests include Street Fighter 3rd Strike veteran and speaking about their perspectives on “Cross Assault”, as well as the controversies surrounding it.  Lastly, MYK and Rip from “Level  Up Your Game” stop in to challenge our hosts to a tag team match in Street Fighter X Tekken.  Things could get ugly…

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8 Comments

  1. j on March 1, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    Sound gets off sync

    @ ~1:00:17

  2. LTEDarkstep on March 2, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Twitch.tv is a much better media for live streaming. YouTube was either extremely laggy or not showing the video at points.

  3. ElSpoko on March 2, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    Regarding the Mike Ross V Jago feud fraud, I thought it was obvious. Mike isn’t Smooth Viper and Jago isn’t Noel Brown. SC2 has the same kind of hype events with EG.Idra and several of the folks he plays. It’s hype, it’s fun, drink a coke and enjoy.

  4. ElSpoko on March 2, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Regarding the harassment, well….shit. Aris fucks with EVERYONE. Have you seen the whole Kayo Police thing? Shit’s mad awkward. Is it now different because the scrub that wasn’t even supposed to be there felt harassed AFTER the fact? I’ve seen a few of the top players do their thing, even when folks are yelling all kinds of shit, including racial epithets. When BrolyLegs gets mad shit talked about him, in person, where was everyone crying like a family man that lost his job? Where was the PC police then? Where was the pretentious outcry then? It’s somehow different when a woman gets fucked with? Not only is the hypocrisy disgusting, but now Marn and ETR are banned because of some remarks they made during WNF. When the fuck did censorship become the hip thing to do in the FGC? This whole overreaction PC bullshit is getting out of hand. These people are showing that they would rather cater to the opinions from outside influences instead of the fgc. Fuck ‘um all.

    • Logan Gardiner on March 4, 2012 at 10:48 am

      WELL FUCKING SAID. You couldn’t have put it more perfectly. Last I remember being part of the FGC was having a thick skin and not being a touchy little bitch about every little thing. SRK pulling their sponsorship with WNF because Marn said he’d tap one of the NOS girls? Get fucking over it.

  5. Elspoko on March 7, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Please get Renic back on the show and ask his ass why he chocked. Then get NerdJosh on explaining how much Japanese ass he’s going to get while he’s over there.

  6. Helsabot on March 16, 2012 at 1:51 am

    I started my day off watching what I hoped would be an entertaining series in the Cross Assault show. But, the controversy surrounding Aris and Miranda cannot be glossed over, nor can it be allowed to go unpunished.

    I’d like to commend Mike in his comments about how Miranda handled the situation. I’ve seen so many shaming accusations, claiming that she was either asking for it, allowing it, or trying to shape the event to her benefit. It makes me sick. She wasn’t asking for the comments. She wasn’t asking for camera angles (which led to the pictures/blogs). She wasn’t asking to be touched or (cringe) smelled. She had every right to participate in a comfortable, non-threatening environment, just as everyone else. She was denied that by the person charged with leading her team.

    Ryan mentioned he thinks that Aris doesn’t deserve all of the heat he’s been receiving and that most of it comes from outside of the fighting game community. While this may be the case, there is a substantial subset of the FGC that has recognized the serious nature of what happened and reacted appropriately.

    I think of myself as a member of the community. I’m no professional, but I play the games, follow the events, and salivate over most of Cross Counter’s (and others’) YouTube content. I have not the same social experience in the FGC as others may have. However, my experiences at on YouTube, at the arcade, at events, and playing online have led me to conclude that the sheer number of adolescent players paired with the socialization of the “gamer” has led to substantial obstacles for women who consider joining this community.

    It’s easy to say that the traditional “gamer” is some male loser, living in his mother’s basement, having never spoken to a female in his life. The caricature is, of course, an exaggeration. However, I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that many, particularly the younger members of the FGC, have little understanding of how to interact with others who differ in gender, sexual orientation, race, etc. Inexperience, ignorance, and an unwillingness to incorporate the “other” into one’s community is self-destructive.

    I say this because there is so much talk of people outside of the FGC refusing to take us seriously. But, how can you blame them? The first public showing of what the FGC has to offer outside of the tournament setting has led to this awful event. I’m surprised we didn’t see anyone call their opponent a “fag” or that they’d be “fucking your mother” after the match (though, I’d seen videos of both Aris and Bronson come close to that sort of banter). I know I can’t spend a night playing online without needless messages questioning my sexual orientation or my mother’s promiscuity.

    ___

    To say that this is simply Aris being Aris, or just guys being guys, is to be complicit in what Aris did. It works directly counter to a community which benefits from the wide range of players. There is no excuse. This should not be minimized. This event is a symptom of a sickness that pervades our community, shown on a very public scale. Intolerance and misogyny cannot exist in a community in which every player must face the other on the same battlefield.

    I understand that, in all likelihood he’s not a bad guy. But, Aris deserves EVERY ounce of heat he’s received. His apology was a joke and it is clear that he thinks the backlash is an overblown, non-issue.

    I hope this will become the catalyst that will lead to a reshaping of the FGC’s collective mindset of female gamers, and further, other less represented members of the community.

    For reference, some of the videos that led to this comment:

    Day 1:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0SLDgPbjp0M

    ‪The LI Joe Show | Sherry Jenix‬
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGgaUNE4Ci0

    ‪The LI Joe Show | Aris‬
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDT1d2a9ItE

    Bronson:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=it_CpVHTsRM

    The apology: http://www.original-gamer.com/article/3473-Cross-Assault-Team-Tekken-coach-Aris-Bakhtanians-apologizes-for-his-actions

    • Chris on March 29, 2012 at 10:50 pm

      haha you need to find some passion in your life.

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