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Reference Material: Alpha 3 vs Zero 3, CvS2

So, one of the arcade boards I managed to get my grubby hands on was Street Fighter Zero 3 (Japanese), thanks to my then-international connection Mike Jones. Unfortunately, the game somehow suicided itself despite having a changed battery, so I was off to reprogramming the chips and fixing the game. Thinking about it, I wondered which version of the game I should resurrect it to Alpha 3, or Zero 3.

Debating to myself, I figured I’d write the first five things that come to mind to help guide my decision.



Zero 3: uh… bukkake? Sushi is good. Anime is whatever. And who the fuck came up with Bukkake anyways? I wonder what happens when you Google “bukkake”. (WARNING: DO NOT GOOGLE BUKKAKE unless you want to see some AWESOME shit.) See, I even hyperlinked it for you. I’m fucking nice.

Needless to say, it was a waste of time to discuss with myself, so I consulted a so-called expert.

Roommate: yo
Roommate: for alpha 3/zero 3, what’s the preferred version? Aren’t they different
John Choi: doesn’t matter
John Choi: there is minor difference but nothing major
Roommate: what’s the difference
Roommate: i know alpha 2 and zero 2 are hella different (alpha 2 = zero 2 alpha)
John Choi: boxer’s alpha counter is better in alpha
John Choi: you can teleport through opponent easier on one side
Roommate: oh, i thought there was like an actual system difference
John Choi: Lism is slightly different
John Choi: no
John Choi: zero 2 and alpha 2 isn’t that different either in system
John Choi: alpha has e. ryu
John Choi: that is main thing
John Choi: like japan ST and US ST
John Choi: are slightly different
John Choi: but none of the versions were so different that players prefer one over another

Well, there you have it. I guess they’re not that different at all – just some minor differences. Why do I believe him? Well, with 90% of the shit he says, I typically don’t believe it, but according to, placed top 5 in like over 10 tournaments, winning most of them. Cocky bastard.

BONUS ROUND: John also added some interesting information about CVS2 in our conversation.

John Choi: cvs2 also
John Choi: jpn cvs2 you can charge super meter after round ends
John Choi: US version you can’t
Roommate: oh wtf
Roommate: that’s crazy
John Choi: so after you ko a char
John Choi: you see peeps doing like low strong 3 times
John Choi: u can’t do special moves
Roommate: ohhh
John Choi: during ko sequence
John Choi: so u do like 3 low strongs
John Choi: best thing u can do
Roommate: hahahahahah
John Choi: and u get like
John Choi: a sliver of meter
Roommate: it helps
John Choi: if u watch evo dvds
John Choi: u see peeps do it all the time
John Choi: anywayz
John Choi: all the SFs
John Choi: very slight difference
John Choi: from jpn to US


Roommate: did you watch gravity [c-c-c-c-c-c-c-combo breaker!!!!! that’s what you call a gdlk subject change]
John Choi: no

So there you have it. Not too much is different in each international version, or at least people didn’t give enough of a shit to care back then. Also if you punch the air randomly in the japanese version of cvs2 after a round is over, you can get a pube-hair’s worth of meter extra.

Video at the top: SFA3- (B5 DVD) Chikyuu (Sodom) vs John Choi (Sakura) – uploaded by TSDCS

Deep Thoughts, With John Choi

Choi (2:11:29 PM): damn
Choi (2:11:32 PM): ants are smart
Me (2:12:01 PM): wow you’re deep.

John Loves Starcraft

Choi (4:07:42 PM):
Choi (4:07:43 PM): ahaha
Choi (4:07:44 PM): so good
Me (4:12:27 PM): nerd
Me (4:12:47 PM): hahaha
Me (4:12:50 PM): this is badass!
Choi (4:13:38 PM): so good
Choi (4:14:42 PM): dude
Choi (4:14:45 PM): the vid is hella good but
Choi (4:14:47 PM): he gets it wrong
Choi (4:14:53 PM): the goliaths shoot at a pylon and nexus
Choi (4:14:58 PM): with their anti air missiles
Choi (4:15:03 PM): should be the ground gattling gun
Choi (4:15:05 PM): i know, nerdy
Choi (4:15:07 PM): but still
Me (4:15:27 PM): omg…

EDIT: This was posted on John’s Facebook shortly after. Christian, whoever you are, this comment was LOLZ!

What Elite Top Players Secretly Talk About

This is a real conversation between two of the most elite Street Fighter players out of America — John Choi and Ricky Ortiz.

[11:11] Choi: when u gonna get a license foo
[11:11] Choi: do u wanna buy my old camry
[11:11] Choi: i’ll sell to u for cheap
[11:11] Choi: bluebook is like 2500
[11:11] Choi: if u buy i give for 1500
[11:11] Choi: u can finally drive!
[11:12] Choi: car is old but maybe perfect for u
[11:13] Ricky: Excuse me… 1500 is like a nice leather jacket
[11:13] Ricky: Haha
[11:14] Ricky: I could prolly already afford a car I just gotta get my license
[11:14] Choi: go get that shit!
[11:14] Choi: lol leather jacket
[11:15] Ricky: What would be a Ricky car? And don’t say a bug! Then shits are ugly.
[11:15] Choi: well
[11:15] Ricky: People always say mini Cooper
[11:15] Choi: u need a bitch car
[11:15] Choi: like
[11:15] Choi: a del sol
[11:15] Choi: bug
[11:15] Choi: a mini is nice too
[11:15] Choi: um
[11:15] Choi: jetta
[11:15] Choi: those are all nice girl cars
[11:16] Ricky: I really wanted a sti
[11:16] Ricky: Those are sick
[11:17] Choi: wtf
[11:17] Choi: ok speed racer
[11:17] Choi: ahaha
[11:17] Choi: dude
[11:17] Choi: ur first car
[11:17] Choi: gotta be a piece of shit
[11:17] Choi: then u upgrade later
[11:20] Ricky: You know how I do!
[11:20] Ricky: I can’t have a beater at first
[11:20] RickyH: Ima feel so ghetto
[11:20] Ricky: Haha
[11:26] Choi: princess ricky

I know what Ricky should do. He should buy a car… so he can drive to buy EVEN MOAR leather jackets. Fucking ELITE strats right there.

Here’s a poll: What kind of car do you see Ricky Ortiz driving? Answer below:

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Who Is This Man?

Check out this funny story John sent me earlier today:

Choi (1:54:37 PM): QUOTED: I was watching SNCR with my 8 year old nephew (ryu player) and had to leave the room during one of your matches. Before I left I told him how you were the OG top player along with alex back in the day. He was impressed etc.

So I leave the room and return just as your match ends. This was our conversation.

Me: Who won?

8 year old: The Ryu Player

Me: John Choi?

8 year old: Yes. Hey want to know what john choi’s middle name is?

Me: Why, did they say it on the stream? Ok what’s his middle name?

8 year old : John Fucking Choi.

That’s right — it’s Mr. John Fucking Choi to you.

Are You A Korean Woman?

Chances are, John does not find you as a suitable partner to reproduce with.

@ChoiBoy i hate korean hoes
@mags1234 boo
@albert_c why you hate korean bitches?
@ChoiBoy they talk too much
@ChoiBoy well
@ChoiBoy i just love messsssssicans

Wise words from a wise man.