Ever wonder why people go to tournaments? To compete, to be the best, the crowd? All of the above. Fact is, the tournament community could be better described as one big trash talking hyped up family. Let's take a look.
Many players that have decided to become serious about their skills head off to their nearest touranment and eventually the bigger tournaments such as EVO and the soon to be CEO. But tournaments are more than just entering and becoming champ, they in themselves have their own atmosphere. One often questions if he's ready for his or her's first tournament. The scene can be pretty intimidating the first time. Seeing other players there to do exactly what you came to do, compete to win and prove you are the best.
Most players end up losing within the first round, or, they end up going pretty far. But either they end up giving up, or the more likely scenario, they end up coming back for more. And eventually one discoveres the absolute joy of the tournament scene. Players become friends, hype is increased all around, and you may even find yourself admiring another players skill or they may admire yours! A player at a tournament will find inside jokes, create his own, befriend a whole group of players and even create his own. Tournaments also come with funny trash talking and the most common, "Being Salty' after losing in the tournament. A term used in reference to pouring salt on a wound which down right stings. The sound of arcade sticks clicking, loud funny remarks from your local token black guy :D. The increase of temperature as more people attend. The list goes on. And so does the fun.
The tournament scene becomes that much more fun the more a player attends them, as he becomes more relaxed and learns the dos and don'ts. The player learns about the different fighting styles their are, strategies to bette one's game. The term "Leveling Up" is used in this scence as one gains experience. As such, the people of tournaments are usually very nice and funny. Humor is highly recommened to spread around. You could earn a nickname for any little thing. Eventually even earning a true name for yourself as you progress in ability. The greatest moments in a tournament, is during a high stakes match when both players are cutting it close and one mistake could cost you the entire show. The hype only intensifies as the crowd roars with cheers and applause as well as down right screaming xD Perhaps the most unique thing you can find at a tournament, is the sight of girls! Yes, girls from time to time attend tournaments and even enter them a great amount of time for those who wanted to stereo type video game tournaments XD
Aside from all of this, is the obvious payout should one win a tourney. Usually being a very good sum of money that most of us have to have a job to acquire :D In addition, respect from the community and eventually invitations to bigger tournaments as you progress. Tournaments have a little something for everyone, usually being held in hot spot locations that even provide food and drink. I highly recommend anyone interested in becoming better and competitive to enter a true sanctioned tournament.
Now, I leave you with a few classic examples of a tournament scene. You be the judge :]
Ever wonder how Capcom finally came to their decision for the characters in the Street Fighter 4 series?
Capcom only acts when you have about 50 million signatures. Then they start to think about maybe putting the requested character in the game.
Capcom Big Wig: Only 50 million? The fans today just aren't passionate enough. I like Rolento but he's just--there's something about him that, oh I can't put my finger on it..
Secretary: Sir, I believe that the young people say that he's got swagger and a strong pimp hand. By the way, your daughter is on line one, sir.
Capcom Big Wig: Thank you, Yoko. Rolento's pimp hand is way too powerful. I'll have Ono nerf that attribute immediately. Hello princess..I..Now don't cry--a divorce only means that you'll have two houses but mommy and daddy won't be living together. It will be loads of fun!! Of course daddy loves you..You want Ryu dressed like a member of "Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch"? Done. You want a really, really evil looking Ryu with a hole in his chest because he's decided to embrace the whatchamacall it, thingambob, evil stuff? Done. Now, sweetie, daddy has a question for you. Would you like to see Alex, Elena or Q in Super Street Fighter 4 AE? I see..Look, daddy has to get back to work--I'll call you later.
Secretary: Shall I inform Ono-san that Evil Ryu, Alex, Elena and Q will be on the roster, sir?
Bigwig: Only Evil Ryu, Yoko. My daughter likes him--thinks he's cuter than Ken. She used to like Ken until she found out he was married and had a baby. Be sure to tell Ono that I want Rolento's pimp hand toned down and to remove all his swagger.
Secretary: I'll get right on it, sir. By the way, Seth Killian is on line two.
Bigwig: Killian? There's a Seth.
Killigan: That works for us in the states.
Secretary: Sir, there's another smart ass fan trying to talk to the head of Capcom.
Capcom Bigwig: Put him on hold.
DaDoppen has made a pretty interesting combo video using the Koryu hack for Street Fighter IV PC. This video features El Fuerte, Blanka, Dhalsim, and Gen. Check it out!
Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
Ever wanted to get a Kinect and have a real game to play it with? Every wanted to play Street Fighter on Kinect? Well with this new mod now you can. Get a real workout while playing on of the best fighting games ever? Do I smell EVO tourney? Check it out!
What do you think of this? Would you play it? Check out KinectHacks.net for more info. Tell us what you think in the comments. Don't be a Jimmy!
This is a short story of why I should win the Marvel VS Capcom 3 Ultra Combo Giveaway. Well I think its short enjoy! ^_^
First of all, if you have not read my first story I suggest you click on the link below.
In my first story I told you guys I have a lot of reasons why I love fighters. Well only a clip and a few words can only do so much to tell this community how much I really feel about fighting games. So let me explain more of why I love fighters. Like most gamers out there I started gaming when I was about four years old. I really didn’t care for it at the time because all I had on my mind was a dream of becoming a Power ranger. And like all other four year olds, I played with lots of toys of course. I had friends but most of them lived to far, so staying at home was a no brainer for me. Now I do not remember how my older brother got his hands on a Sega Genesis so I’m just going to say it magically appeared to give this story some spice. The game I started off with on the Sega was Sonic the Hedgehog. Sonic really made me happy for how no one else in my family was able to get so far on the game. And by my brother being eight years older than me it felt that much sweeter. I could never beat the dang video game, which leads me to forget about game. Until one day my brother bought the most amazing, electrifying game, Street Fighter II. When I first saw Street Fighter II I was blown away by the graphics, sound, & music. But with all of that said, that’s not what attracted me to the game. What really caught my attention was that versus screen. The fact that someone instead of the computer was playing against me just gave me goose bumps that were thick and solid as a basketball. I was in my sanctuary playing SF2 on the Sega Genesis with a smile so big the Joker would be jealous. I remember crying because M. Bison was beating me every time I’d reach the last stage. But one day I managed to beat him and during that whole year I never stopped smiling. A few years past by and If I remember correctly the Playstation system released. I got the Playstation the same year of its release with demos and all. Now I was into other games like Crash Bandicoot and more demos because for some odd reason fighting games like to take a few years off. Whatever the case that didn’t keep me from running into one of the greatest collaborations of all time. My mother works in the school system, so she had a really good relationship with the principle who owned the school. One night we were invited to the principle house or should I say mansion. And as the lady showed us around her lovely house she thought I felt bored. So she told me to go on the other side of the house and walk up stairs and I’ll be pleased to what her son was doing. When I finally got to the room I saw the game that almost made my head explode, Marvel VS Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes. When I saw Wolverine fighting Ryu I was literally screaming out loud “Hey that’s Ryu from Street Fighter, that’s Wolverine from X-Men!” Everyone who were sitting down playing the game didn’t even get mad because they were just as hype as me. With the battle system moving so fast, I was blown away once again by gameplay. I wanted to spend the night but my mother had other plans. Seeing MvC for the first time reminded me how great fighting games are again. I started buying every fighting game I could get my hands on and also played at the local restaurants that had arcade cabinets. More years past as my love for fighters grew with games like Mvc2, Guilty Gear series, Capcom vs SNK series, Street Fighter Alpha series, and Bloody Roar series. Now remember these are fighting games so once again the hiatus for the genre hit big time which lasted for almost a decade. The Playstation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii were the new babies. Games like Call of Duty and Halo was all we heard. Soul Caliber released and at the time felt really fresh, but it still didn’t feel that void. I hear some fighting game fans called it the dark ages and the feeling was just that “dark”.
Street Fighter IV released and it put a smile back on my face bringing back the technicality of fighters to the so called dead genre. Other game companies started to catch on to the revival of fighting games like Blazeblue and Tekken 6. Even upgraded versions of the heavy popular SFIV A.K.A vanilla noticed the trend it set and decided to make Super Street Fighter 4. The funny thing about all this was the fact that my friends doubted me on how well fighting games would do on the next gen consoles. Now most of my friends play fighters more than any other video game genre. In the middle of all this and after a decade of demand Capcom announces Marvel VS Capcom 3 Fate of Two Worlds. I was so excited for this game simply because I already knew one of my favorite Capcom character was going to make it on there. Dante was all I wanted when it came to this sequel. Heck, Capcom could have said Marvel VS Devil May Cry and that would have sold me there. With the internet blowing up with pictures and videos it was only a matter of time before I get my hands on the game. I never knew I it would be as soon as October, 28 2010. I was lucky enough to live in one of the cities where Capcom would be hosting Fight Club. Fight Club is basically a get together like a night club but with a preview of a video game they’re promoting. I was dead set on going to that event no matter what. I’m currently in college and I had a test early that same day. I made sure I studied up and was ready to go that same day right after class. I met up with my friends and we drove straight downtown to the Atlanta metro area. When we got there we couldn’t find the location or at least the spot where it was being hosted because a train was oddly blocking the parking space. We quickly found a parking space and climbed over the train to find our place in line for the event. To be honest, I felt like a rebel climbing over the train which made the hype meter for this event rise. When we finally got into the event I couldn’t believe my eyes. I was thinking here I am a guy who grew up playing this game and now I’m at a night event that’s promoting it, Godlike! I didn’t just play the game at the event ether I also made the most of my night there using my other talent dancing. I also took some pictures as proof of this Fight Club event. My love for fighters after that night just blew the top off. I’m so happy to see how much fighters have evolved yet stay true to the fans that’s been with them from day one. I hope I win this contest to show other people who are not into fighting games show how strong this community is. Heck, I hope this inspires people who are not into video games at all. The gaming community is growing very fast and I believe the whole world should witness this.
In this video you might catch me dancing at the Capcom Fight Club I attended in Atlanta, Georgia.
In this picture its me next to the lovely cosplayer Yaya Han.
Source: Video http://www.youtube.com/user/CapcomUnityVideos
By: shenwoopunch Jan 19, 2011 | 13 Comments
As if in response to Ono's joke/interest in having a more interactive approach to SF4 by making a Nintendo Wii exercise game, one guy took matters into his own hands to create a Kinect mod for SF4.
Could this be another reason for people to get a Kinect besides the groping Kinect mod? This was performed on the Street Fighter 4 PC version. Play a bunch of rounds and you get a nice workout. Plus, one could make hilarious youtube videos using this or it would be great for parties. Unfortunately, the beta version uses the wiimote, but I think with some modifications in the programming, someone can make it playable without the wiimote. You would also have to memorize a bunch of actions just to get a normal, special, super out. Basically, you would have to relearn how to play the game with motion controls. Kinect's ability to accurately capture all your actions is also questionable which can be annoying as well.
If you are really interested in messing around with the scripts and mod yourself, you can do so on the links below or you can just wait for someone else to do it for you lol.
Included also in the youtube description for the vid.
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