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Record attendance and huge cash prizes (over $100,000 in total payouts) set the stage for the biggest and baddest Fighting Game Community championships ever at Evo 2012.

Evo 2012 will be held July 6 – 8 at the Las Vegas Caesars Palace Hotel and Casino. The event is open to the public on July 6th and 7th. The whole thing will be broadcast on twitch.tv so if you can't make it, be sure to tune in.

With companies like Capcom and Warner Bros. chipping in huge bonuses to the prize pool, we will see some amazing prizes this year, over $100,000 total!

Here are the prize pools for the Evo 2012 tournaments. All tournaments pay out to the top 8 finishers.

  • $25,000 Super Street Fighter IV, Arcade Edition 2012
  • $23,000 Mortal Kombat 9
  • $15,000 Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3
  • $15,000 for Sega’s Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown event (BYOC event)
  • $11,000 King of Fighters XIII
  • $9,000 Street Fighter X Tekken
  • $5,000 Soul Calibur V

That's some big money, but you'll have to beat some stiff competition from over 40 countries to win it. By my count of the brackets there are over 1500 entrants in the SSFIVAE tournament alone (and over 1200 in the UMvC3)!

Gouki.com will be in attendance so be on the lookout for us if you are there!

Guano makes his first appearance at EVO.

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DiveKick hands on impressions from EVO 2012

By: BatRastered Jul 11, 2012 | 5 Comments

GoukiJones and BatRastered got to play DiveKick at EVO 2012. Read on for some hands-on goodness.

DiveKick started out as a great idea... Check out this preview video if you haven't seen it already:

That was an awesome spoof of the community, the games, the controllers... everything. 2 buttons, 2 characters. I thought it was awesome. It also looked complete (or at least very nearly). They could've sold this as an iPhone/iPad game no problem.

Since then, they've added a few new characters. There's a "wolverine" (not to be confused with the Marvel character) and a "Mr. N" spoof of Marn.

Now they're doing a kickstarter and even more characters will be added... each with slightly different jumps and kicks I guess. Yawn... This was so funny 2 months ago, but the joke is over now and I don't really care to have a serious DiveKick game at home. I don't see it selling very much at this point (let alone late Fall when it actually gets released).

Anyway, I had a chance to play it at EVO... here's me playing against a wolverine :

Is this the first double KO caught on tape? It didn't count as a round at all! Later on in the match I figured out that pressing kick first makes you jump backwards. My overall feeling though was that this would make a great party game and not much more. It has some insider jokes for the FGC, but like I said before, it's a bit stale now. If they take the game too seriously, they'll just end up competing with the SSF4AE and UMvC3's of the world and let's be real, I'm gonna play the full-on games at that point. I can't say I'm too hyped for this at this point... if it was already out with the two OG characters, Dive and Kick, and cost a few bucks I would've probably already bought it, played it, and forgotten about it. (Just like SFxT! Hey-o!)

Bonus video: Here's GoukiJones as "Dive" winning a match against wolverine.

The video ends with a hand shake and bow from Champ. Keeping it classy!

Champ was on a tear all night and was feeling himself way early on as seen in this video above.

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Just got an appointment to see Capcom at EVO, yes an appointment Jimmy. We've got all the info on what exactly is happening with Capcom at EVO.

Nothing. 

There is one panel. SFxT might be there, but I'm not sure it's going to be playable on the floor. I don't think Capcom is going to look anything like it did last year. They gots nothing right now. 

EVO Panel: “Capcom: The Year Ahead”
Friday, July 6 from 2-3pm

Producers Tomoaki Ayano, Ryoto Niitsuma, and Derek Neal will be on hand to discuss what the future holds for Capcom’s fighting game franchises.  New details will be revealed for the console version of Street Fighter X Tekken, as well as the new PlayStation Vita game releasing this fall.  There will also be discussion about the upcoming Street Fighter 25th Anniversary tournament series… and a few other surprises! 

I'm not sure if this has been announced anywhere else yet. I haven't seen this info. We had to reserve seats for this. Tomoaki is the SFxT Jimmy, so we won't have anything for him. Sorry Arthvader. Derek Neal is for Street Fighter III, I don't really know what he's going to bring. DLC talk maybe. Niitsuma is the man in charge of Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3. I'm pretty sure there will be some talk about when a where a patch or update is finally going to happen. Especially since this whole infinite TAC debacle. 

If you have any questions you would like us to ask any of these Jimmys post them in the comment below and I will ask them during the panel. As long as they are not Jimmyfied. 

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More than just 1 interesting game will be shown off in the EVO 2012 indie games showcase. Aztec, Super Comboman, Nidhogg, DiveKick and more. You Jimmys know I really want to play the DiveKick

DiveKick at EVO 2012!!! This game was first unveiled at UFGT8 earlier this year and I can't believe nobody has published this game on the iPhone. Looking for an exclusive with Keits, shout out to my boy Keits, WHAT UP JIMMY?! :)

DIVEKICK distils the essence of the fighting genre into its most simple form, using parody and humor to make players comfortable in a fast-paced, rage-inducing game.

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EVO's Mr. Wizard announces infinite combos will be allowed in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3 at the big tournament. Videos show more than 1 character has one. Will there be more to come?

TAC = Team Ariel Combo.

TAC Infinite combos will be legal at EVO according to this Tweet from EVO director Mr. Wizard. 

Here's what it looks like.

Can you even see it? I certainly don't have a clue what is happening. Phoenix tags Magneto back in and Magneto can start his infinite. Apparently there's a moment where you can escape if you have the right character.

This is something that isn't a glitch. This is something that requires technique and specific characters to do. 

Justin Wong said: "That is cheap cause Magneto has one too, so lots of characters might have it." - That quote is from EventHubs

Low and behold ...

Marvel is the Touch of Death. Shout out to UltraChenTV for that one liner. The winner of EVO could be the Jimmy who has something like this mastered with whatever else they've already mastered in the realm of cheese with Ultimate. Marvel is so full of cheese. FnJimmy had a great line last night while were playing and Hsien-ko kinda froze up for a second and he said "See the computer can't even handle your cheesy bullshit anymore." We're going to see a lot of attempts at this infinite thing, only the best will move forward. If an Infinite Combo wins the tournament and if the winner of the tournament is Japanese, they will probably riot. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! 

Where is Filipino Champs take on this?

Marvel is a lot of the same, even though all of the characters are very different and have unique styles. Core gameplay features like TACs, Supers, Launching are all the same for all the characters. Now some might be completely different features, like not all characters can fly. I think this TAC infinite thing falls under most characters in the game can do something like this. Whether or not the human player can execute it or not, we'll see at EVO.

Well what do you think? Ban or not ban? Ban glitches, not skill, that's my take. Vote, Comment and Share. Don't be a Jimmy!

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EVO 2012 Grand Finals will NOT BE FREE to watch live. *UPDATED*

By: goukijones May 9, 2012 | 5 Comments | Updated: May 10, 2012

For the first time ever, EVO will charge a fee to get into the main ballroom on the last day for grand finals.

If you're coming to Las Vegas for EVO just to watch, you're gonna need an extra $50 to watch the grand finals on Sunday. Don't worry there's a free room with the live stream on a big screen. It's not that big of a deal right? You get a free t-shirt too. Plus if you're entered into any of the tournaments, you will get a badge, so that's cool. 

Here are the main changes to the registration.

  • On Sunday, the day of all the tournament finals, we will require an attendee badge to enter the main ballroom. To purchase an attendee badge, head to evo.shoryuken.com.  If you’re already registered to compete at Evo, you will get a badge, so don’t worry.
  • If you’re not playing in any of the tournaments and want to get into the main ballroom on Sunday, you still need to buy an attendee pass.  With your pass you’ll also get an Evo T-Shirt.
  • We are selling only enough badges to meet the capacity of the ballroom.  Once we are sold out, that’s it.
  • Since this is new information, we are extending the early-bird registration price for one week, until May 15th.
  • We’re requiring sponsors with booths to pack it up Saturday night so we can make as much space as possible for spectators, and to give the finalists the respect and focus their skills deserve.
  • On Sunday we will book an extra room for those in attendance without badges, where they can watch the stream together on a big screen, for free.  But if you want to watch in the main room, we need you to purchase a badge
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Mexico Qualifies for Top 8 EVO 2012

By: goukijones Jul 11, 2012 | 3 Comments

From about 30 rows back, get a view of "Mexico" qualifying for Top 8 in Ultimate Marvel VS Capcom 3.

Shout out to Mexico for bringing top tier shit to the U.S. this weekend. 

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I was lucky enough to get this match on tape. I bumped into SpeedBrkr and he let me know he had Marn in the first round.

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EVO 2012 Pictures

By: goukijones Jul 18, 2012 | 2 Comments

Just a few pictures from EVO 2012. Enjoy.

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Princess Luna goes to EVO2k in Las Pegasus

By: Daisymare Jul 8, 2012 | 2 Comments

So our Goddess of the night Princess Luna was at EVO 2012 to check out the fighting demos and matches.

 

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