Well known Mortal Kombat and Injustice: Gods Among Us player–not to mention two-time Evo finalist–Brant “Pig of the Hut” McCaskill kicked off a new podcast series last week to celebrate the launch of Mortal Kombat X. At the moment, McCaskill plans to make The Armory a bi-weekly production loaded with tournament news, interviews with top players, tips and tricks for how to get better, and plenty more.
The first questions that everyone has when something like this starts up is, why watch this podcast? What is it, exactly, that makes this specific series stand out from other videos of a similar nature? In an effort to preemptively answer these questions, McCaskill decided to step up The Armory’s production value, making it as professional as possible. Everything from the set to the information provided to the tone in which McCaskill delivers that information combines to create the same sort of feeling as SportsCenter or other similar programs.
In this week’s episode, McCaskill offers up a Twitter-based contact sheet filled with tournament organizers and important fighting game community members across North America to help players get involved in their local Mortal Kombat X scenes. As you might expect, this list includes folks from NorCal, SoCal, and Chicago–the home of Mortal Kombat–but also provides contacts for people in Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia, Virginia, and more. If you’re looking to get involved locally, definitely check out this list.
McCaskill also spends some time talking to Slips about fundamentals, footsies, and mixups, focusing on topics important to improving that may not be quite so easily defined for new players. The video rounds out with a collection of tips for Quan Chi and Kenshi as well as some final tidbits of assorted information.
If you missed out on last week’s episode, you’ll find that here.
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