The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show: Fighting Game Champion Justin Wong
This week on The Jeff Rubin Jeff Rubin Show, Jeff talks to competitive gamer and multiple fighting game champion Justin Wong. They talk about how he got started in the world of competitive gaming, the difference between a professional gamer and a button masher and the different fighting games that have come out.
Here are two quotes from the episode that is going to K.O. your hesitancy to listen to this episode, in case you haven’t already stopped reading this and started listening to the episode:
“Wolverine is an aggressive character. The game developers made the characters based on their personalities. So if you watch the X-men movies or series, you see Wolverine jump in and try to kill everyone before anyone else has a chance to jump in and do anything, and that is also how he is in Marvel vs. Capcom, a completely aggressive character that just stay next to you and pressure you until he wins.” – Justin Wong on the thematic connection that exists in the character design for Marvel vs. Capcom 3
“It’s one of those iconic moments in competitive gaming that you want to remember. I was very happy about it, because in my opinion, the game community was sort of dying back in 2004 because people weren’t taking the games serious, but that clip motivated everyone to come back to the scene and play again.” – Justin Wong on the impact of the popular Justin Vs. Daigo Street Fighter 3 clip that you can view here: