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News - Avoiding The Puddle

The Avoiding the Puddle podcast exists to help improve your skills in competitive fighting games. The hosts, Aris and MYK, are both very experienced tournament players of multiple fighting games and in every episode they bring you strategies, opinions, reviews and interviews. The podcast is geared mainly towards the Tekken series but is not limited to it. They discuss strategies that apply to all fighting games.

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ATP Podcast Episode 26 Feat JOP, TomBrady, and EddyPistons

Don't even start to get used to a podcast every week. In this episode I'm joined by non other than JOP, Tom Brady, and the Mouth of the South, Eddy Pistons. We cover several topics but mostly we just talk shit. As always feel free leave comments or suggestions below. 

19 Oct 2012

Rank #1

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ATP Podcast Episode 25 Featuring Bronson and Slips

The podcast is back and we brought back two of our most popular guests, Bronson and Slips. Some of the topics covered include Seasons Beatings, general impressions of TTT2, tier discussion, and much more. As always, if you have any questions or suggestions, don't hesitate to leave them in the comments.

9 Oct 2012

Rank #2

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ATP Podcast Episode 24: Arcades Are Not Dead

It's been a while but we're back with another podcast. This time around, MYK and I have Rip on the show to discuss the current and future status of arcades in America, as well as some thoughts on TTT2. I'm pretty sure this is the most worked up I've ever gotten on a podcast since this topic is very important to me. Anyway, hope you guys enjoy it. 

4 Oct 2011

Rank #3

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ATP Podcast Evo Recap

Evo has come and gone and both MYK and I are once again filled with emptiness. In this episode of the podcast we cover our experience at Evo as well as Comic Con. We discuss the tournament and our impressions of TTT2 among many other topics. Hope you enjoy it. 

4 Aug 2011

Rank #4

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ATP Podcast Mortal Kombat Special feat Arturo Sanchez and LIJoe

As many of you might already know, I've taken an interest in the new Mortal Kombat. Unfortunately, it seems like the game is struggling on a competitive level so I thought I would put together a last minute podcast before Evo to discuss several different aspects of Mortal Kombat 9. I'm very happy to welcome on my good friends Art Sanchez and LI Joe who are two very reputable top level MK players who also have had great success with multiple other fighting games. Some of the topics we cover include the strength of EC vs WC, our gripes with the game, thoughts on patching as well as well as several other topics. I hope you guys enjoy it.  If you have any suggestions feel free to leave comments or contact us at aris@avoidingthepuddle.com.

19 Jul 2011

Rank #5

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ATP Podcast TTT2xEvo Special With MrWizard

On this impromptu episode of ATP, I have Rip from LevelUpYourGame.com on the podcast as a guest co-host to talk about TTT2, and the bad news regarding it's availability in American arcades. Later we have Mr.Wizard on the podcast to talk about Evolution 2011 and Namco's presence at the tournament.  If you have any suggestions feel free to leave comments or contact us at aris@avoidingthepuddle.com.

16 Jun 2011

Rank #6

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Avoiding the Puddle Episode 20 featuring Blood Hawk

We're back with another podcast and this time we have New York's Blood Hawk on as a guest. Blood Hawk and I cover topics like the motivation to travel to tournaments while not being sponsored, the Gosu New York streams, commentating, and of coarse TTT2. Before that, MYK and I talk about the ethics of having top players balance fighting games while still being able to enter tournaments, and our thoughts on TTT2. If you have any suggestions feel free to leave comments or contact us at aris@avoidingthepuddle.com.

21 May 2011

Rank #7

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ATP Podcast: SFxT Special With MarkMan

Before I get into the details of this episode I just wanted to apologise for the sound quality. I just got a new computer and I have no idea what I'm doing. Now on to the fun stuff. This was a last minute episode pulled together to discuss the playable build of SFxT with MarkMan. He got plenty of hands on time with the game so make sure you tune in and get the inside scoop.  If you have any suggestions feel free to leave comments or contact us at aris@avoidingthepuddle.com.

15 Apr 2011

Rank #8

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Avoiding the Puddle Episode 18 featuring LingMassacre

In this episode I catch up with LingMassacre. I highly recommend listening to the discussion towards the end of the interview with him because we get into some interesting philosophical topics. But before that, MYK and I discuss how the new trend of comeback mechanics in fighting games may be resulting in an angrier fighting game player. Is trash talk combined with X-Factor a recipe for disaster?

31 Mar 2011

Rank #9

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Avoiding the Puddle Episode 17 featuring QDogg

In this episode I catch up with the West Coast's king of style, QDogg. Q and I touch on subjects such as the villains of the Tekken community, TTT2, and his thoughts on the evolution of Yoshimitsu as a character. Before that, MYK and I discuss some of the TTT2 footage shown at AOU as well as our thoughts on MVC3. Enjoy.

2 Mar 2011

Rank #10