Double Tap — A Podcast for the Fighting Game Community

Double Tap — A Podcast for the Fighting Game Community
Mash Those Button’s official podcast dedicated to the Fighting Game Community.
#46: True Loyalty Equals Strength?
May 25 • 103 min
After a long weekend in Philly, the boys come back home to hear that Bon-Chan is doing it again with the not so good Nash, and NetherRealm released a photo of Red Hood. Capcom throws in the white flag and says no in-game currency and crossplay. Namco…
#45: All Aboard the Hype Train 2017!
May 10 • 112 min
Now is the time to take the 2017 Hype Train! CrashTag & Mezza ride in with all the new updates that leave them even speechless with amazement. Namco drops a big ten minute story/trailer that left heavy impressions. Iron Galaxy hints that they are in the…
#44: Alliances Truly Repaired
Apr 26 • 103 min
Normally CrashTag and Mezza have tons of Street Fighter V and Guilty Gear content to talk about but today is a new day. NetherRealms is taking over, and they are breaking down so many characters that it massive coverage from characters to gears. Brainic…
#43: 0-28 Thuggery E-League Style
Apr 12 • 99 min
Finally, the time has come for more action, but at what cost?! E-sports is here, but so is the thuggery from the Fighting Game Community. CrashTag & Mezza are on the scene to decide if golf claps are not enough for the FGC, and if the E-League craze is…
#42: Breakdown City
Mar 29 • 87 min
CrashTag & Mezza are back again with in-depth talk on the breakdowns of new updates and wild times within the Fighting Game Community. They dive head first into NetherRealm’s Injustice 2 character reveals in their new trailer “Shattered Alliances Part 3”.…
#41: The Temperature Is Rising!
Mar 14 • 97 min
Mezza returns from the thuggery of Final Round XX and CrashTag puts away his switch. This episode they are back to bring you hype news this week on NetherRealms dropping new characters like Firestorm, Captain Cold, Green Arrow, and More! We talk Killer…
#40: End of a Beta and DLC Season Begins
Mar 1 • 70 min
The Beta Code market plummets as Ed Boon and Netherrealms pulls the plug on the Injustice 2 beta. But we got enough new releases to keep us hype for what’s to come. A new challenger arrives in SFV and she’s already shaking up the scene with a chilling…
#39: Support Each Other, Not Kill Each Other.
Feb 8 • 70 min
Mr. Wizard has finally come out of hiding and announced the Evo2k17 starting game line up. Along the way, new updates from NRS current new game, Injustice 2, gets a character reveal of Black Canary and some heavy beta key drops that got out of hand. Iron…
#38: Fighting Game Content. Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!
Jan 25 • 86 min
Today Ed Boon stepped out of the dark and into the light. With joy CrashTag & Mezza (mostly CrashTag) dive deep into Injustice 2 release date, prices, and even possible playable characters. Guilty Gear XRD 2 gets its own set of changes, with newcomer…
#37: Echo Fox Breaks the Meta
Jan 17 • 88 min
2017 has arrived and the Double Tap duo are heating things up for the new year. EchoFox grabs some of the best notable players in the Fighting Game Community — Justin Wong, SonicFox, Tokido, MKLeo, and more! Mezza & CrashTag talk updates on Injustice 2…
#36: Tis The Season 2 Change
Dec 28, 2016 • 75 min
Mezza & CrashTag are finishing up the holiday seasons with the final Double Tap of the year. Season 1 has concluded for Street Fighter V, and Killer Instinct is just getting their 3rd season under way. Supergirl shreds her chubby cheeks for a more refined…
#35: America Returns to the Top!
Dec 14, 2016 • 80 min
America is back in Street Fighter top 3! With Capcom Cup results out and Tekken Tour coming to an end, Mezza & CrashTag dive head first into the devastating history of “Japan Vs The World”. They cover KnuckleDu and Ricki’s success, and the trials that the…
#34: Capcom Cup 2016!
Dec 1, 2016 • 72 min
CapcomCup is this weekend and the competition is already heated. Mezza & CrashTag finally hit the two-year mark of Double Tap, and what better way to spend it giving everyone the download on all the new updates. Injustice 2 gets a Black Canary and pulls…
#33: The Demon Has Appeared
Nov 17, 2016 • 76 min
The true demon “Akuma” has been revealed and things are starting to get interesting. After many demon flips to vortexes, Mezza and Crashtag invite a very new, yet seasoned, FGC player to be on the show as their first time guest. Jefford “OG|LilEvil”…
#32: A New Generation Arrives!
Nov 2, 2016 • 78 min
Canada has opened their doors to outsiders for Canada Cup this past weekend. The “New Generation” is here and they are packing a punch. The dynamic duo (talking about Dre and Mezza… us) jump into the fray between old and new players, as more and more…
#31: How can I hold all these Tournaments?!
Oct 19, 2016 • 78 min
All the hype has been centered around SoCal Regional’s this past weekend. Mezza and CrashTag talk about tough competitors Xiao Hai’s had to take on to clutch victory over the weekend. Poongko seems more like a Tekken 7 player after taking the tournament…
#30: Rise of ESL
Oct 6, 2016 • 81 min
So many updates coming flying in from left and right as Crashtag and Mezza try to cover it all, from professional wrestlers parrying full supers to top players going head to head in ESL funded Tournaments. CrashTag throws what he thinks may be his top 3…
#29: Mix It Up Fighter!
Sep 21, 2016 • 83 min
Heavy updates flood the gates as Mezza and Crashtag take a look at powerhouse companies changing the new era of fighting games. Capcom brings rage quitters to a standstill and bring an original character, Urien, to the forefront. Atlus gets in on the…
#28: You’re Not on the List
Sep 7, 2016 • 66 min
All rise! Mezza and Crashtag plead their sides of the case as they go back and forth about the hot “Focus Attack” topic on Smash players having a VIP room away from the community, and some heated rivarly/beef between G2|WestBallz & TSM|Leffen. Never…
#27: Lead By Example
Aug 24, 2016 • 69 min
With the absence of CrashTag, Key steps back in to give Mezza a hard time as they discuss King of Fighters XIV release and new trailers. Even though they both butt heads often they find a common ground on various game updates on Injustice 2 and even the…
#26: Cricket Time of the Season. Lame.
Aug 10, 2016 • 58 min
With the new season on the rise and “Defend The North” passed, Mezza and Crashtag start to talk about a few important issues regarding the gaming companies of the FGC. Hands on in-depth talk about how GGXRD:Revalator’s returning character Dizzy and SFV’s…
#25: I Miss You, Evo 2016!
Jul 27, 2016 • 79 min
Now that EVO 2016 is over, Mezza has returned to give the run down on his grand adventure to Las Vegas. From tears of sadness to tears of joy, Crashtag and Mezza talk about the event and the new character reveals that took EVO spectators by surprise.
#24: Pre-EVO 2016
Jul 13, 2016 • 79 min
Mezza is packing his bags, stick, and hopefully dignity as he heads to Las Vegas. Evo is upon us once again and with every Evo expect high level matches, hype, and premieres at the World Fighting Game Championship. We make our predictions for Top 8 and…
#23: Capcom Strikes Again!
Jun 30, 2016 • 64 min
CEO has passed and Evo is on the horizon. Key & Mezza wrestle with some big decisions Capcom is making on the direction of SFV. King of Fighters 14 and Tekken 7:FR get big news in the update department. Some old games get new updates with from, match…
#22: Hero Time! Suit Up!
Jun 15, 2016 • 75 min
Finally, Injustice 2 has been announced! Mezza and Crashtag are left with no choice but to suit up and duke it out since Key’s has mysteriously disappeared. Iron Galaxy throws down some more heavy hitting content, and Capcom tries to please the community…
#21: C-C-C-Combo Breaker
Jun 2, 2016 • 103 min
The trio are reunited in this week’s Double Tap. Combo Breaker has just wrapped up and Mezza took a 13 hour road trip to get there, what a nut. Rumors are circulating for a certain sequel to be announced, and Capcom kinda drops the ball when it comes to…
#20: Sponsor Central
May 18, 2016 • 73 min
Tech is lying low as Mezza and Crash dig deep to find what’s new in the FGC. Killer Instinct has a new contender, Ermac will suck the life out of you infinitely, and sponsors are handing out contracts like hot cakes. Pokken is feeling the burn with EVO…
#19: What Team Do You Play For?
May 4, 2016 • 91 min
With the release of SFV’s ‘Guile” and Killer Instinct’s “Mira”, Crash, Key, and Mezza are able to get their hands dirty while testing out the new characters that are rustling the scene. While everyone has been discovering tech and climbing the pro tour,…
#18: A Family Man Returns
Apr 20, 2016 • 90 min
First podcast threeway! Seriously though, Mezza, Crash, and Mikey combine their powers to talk FGC! Though only covering the second half of April, plenty has been patched, updated, and officially released! They discuss the man, the myth, and legend:…
Apr 5, 2016 • 78 min
Next wave of fighting games have been released in droves. We dive into SFV’s direction now that the first majors have passed. Pokken has hit the US shores and has already received interesting reception from not only the hosts, but fans as well. Coming out…
#16: FGC! All Rise Up!
Mar 2, 2016 • 92 min
February was a big month for the FGC with Street Fighter V dropping. In this episode of Double Tap, Mikey “Key” Kenny and Jeremiah “Mezza” Ward talk MKX XL changes, KI new character choices, and lots of Street Fighter V unhappiness. Mezza also brings you…
#15: Set It On Fire
Feb 3, 2016 • 89 min
PAX South & KI championships happened this past weekend and Street Fighter V approaching. Double Tap’s hosts Mikey “Key” Kenny & Jeremiah “Mezza” Ward tag team this episode with some interesting topics this time around. Key talks about his PAX South and…
#14: DLC to all, and to all a good fight!
Jan 4, 2016 • 115 min
2015 has now come to a close. We take a look back at what has evolved and pushed the FGC forward this year. Are we getting closer to the holy grail that is E-Sports? Not only has the competitive scene gained a lot of attention, but the players as well,…
#13: Update to Win
Dec 7, 2015 • 75 min
This time around Key and Mezza take the bull by the horns. They talk Marvel glitches to Capcom Cup players and thoughts on who will win. Also with the holidays nearing by, they let you know how to save some money and stay inside. On top of that, do not…
#12: Climbing Community
Nov 5, 2015 • 102 min
*If you took the photograph above please contact us so we can attribute proper credit. Street Fighter V is on its way up, and some new games to join the mix. As Capcom and other companies start making changes in their games and ways, the community is…
#11: New Edition
Oct 6, 2015 • 89 min
With one of our co-host Andres “Crashtag” Mirandes taking a leave of absence for a while, Mikey “Key” Kenney (our newer co-host) is stepping in to bring all the hot updates for KI, Smash 4, and more. Now that Street Fighter V has shown off new cast…
#10: First to 10’s end at 13?
Sep 8, 2015 • 126 min
We return to our regularly scheduled coverage of fighting games, in which plenty are getting a face lift. Now that August is behind us we managed to not only go to the classic Summer Jam we all know and love in the east, but also make it to PAX Prime as…
#9: EVO 2015 Special Edition
Aug 7, 2015 • 141 min
Now that the 2014 Season of the FGC has wrapped up, we look at how things shaped up at EVO in Las Vegas. EVO is a gathering the world’s best fighting game players for each game, and we break down some of our favorite moments from this year’s event. Not…
#8: Next Gen FGC – Evo Patch Edition
Jul 7, 2015 • 136 min
With Evo just on the horizon, the 2014 season is coming to an end. That means you get a patch, and you get a patch! Everyone gets a patch!….. But why?
#7: The REAL Tiger Uppercut
Jun 9, 2015 • 112 min
With game patches and DLC being releases in full swing, the FGC makes it’s push towards the last tournaments until EVO. But sometimes it isnt all fun and games.
#6: Race to the Top
May 7, 2015 • 88 min
MKX has finally been release, but will the horrible PC launch affect it’s success? We discuss that, fighting Pokemon, Skull Girls, recent tournaments, and more.
#5: March Madness, FGC Style!
Apr 9, 2015 • 127 min
We dive into the multiple high level tournaments that resulted in FGC March Madness. Matches and Drama weren’t in short supply as we recover from the various SFIV AE tournaments. What do you mean I didn’t patch the description?
#4: Who’s next? Seriously, who?
Mar 6, 2015 • 144 min
Another week of reveals from Netherealm, fighting with tigers, and how many scantily clad outfits can you have before they get banned at tournaments? Apparently it’s 150.
#3: When’s Smash?
Feb 6, 2015 • 101 min
Officially Kicking off the new year for tournaments with a true bang from the Smash community. That plus some major and minor updates to old fighting games and new, including some adventurous travels to Magfest.
#2: Let Me Sharpen My Hat
Jan 5, 2015 • 93 min
Starting the new year with new game and info release. The holiday break is over and the season starts up again. What’s gonna be in store for the FGC in 2015?
#1: 15 Quesadilla Bombs and Counting
Dec 9, 2014 • 67 min
NEC has hit it’s 15 year anniversary, and has celebrated it with a bang. We discuss the experience and matches that went down over the weekend. *Image by Robert Paul. Check out his galleries from NEC 15.
Nov 12, 2014 • 119 min
Mash Those Buttons presents our brand new podcast focused exclusively on the FGC. Get to know your hosts Jeremiah “Mezza” Ward and Andres “Crashtag” Mirandes as they talk about the community, playing competitive, choking, recent tournaments, upcoming…