Fighting games are great, especially if you like competition. But getting into the scene? Getting to the point where you're actually good and competitive with other good players? That's a little more difficult. That's the real challenge. To help you on your way Patrick Miller has written a free ebook.
Why write it for free? I'll let Patrick explain...
First, I was tired of meeting people who would always say “I want to learn how to play fighting games” in the same way that people usually say “I’ve been meaning to start going to the gym.” Now, whenever anyone tells me that, I can just say, “Hey, read my book! Now you have no excuse.”
Second reason: I want our community to grow. I think that learning to play fighting games are honestly one of the best things that have ever happened to me, and I want more people to share this experience — but they’re so darn hard to learn that it’s hard to get new blood in.
The book helps with combos, general play and works as a solid introduction into the world of competitive fighting games, with Street Fighter IV as a focus towards the end.
You can download the book here