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22nd Aug2014

IOGEAR KeyMander Review

by TalonFyre

MSRP: $99.95 USD
Amazon: $64.99 USD as of 8-20-2014
Newegg: $69.99 USD – IOGEAR KeyMander Controller Emulator for use with Game Console (GE1337P)

I guess it started with Halo on the original Xbox.  It came out in November 2001 and by the following year, Xbox/Halo LAN parties were commonplace.  Lots of fun was had in many a college dorms, but I had a conflicted view on it all.  Yes, it was a fun game, but I couldn’t help to wonder how much better everything would be if it was on the PC.  You see, I had honed my skills on a mouse and keyboard for the past 5 years on shooters like Quake 1, 2, 3, Half-Life 2, and Counter-strike and had now found myself playing this first-person shooter at mediocre to “OMG I can’t even walk straight” levels.  The amount of frustration generated by being forced to aim with these terrible, imprecise thumb sticks was immense.  “These guys would be getting rocked so hard if I had a mouse and keyboard” is what I would say… Read on

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10th Aug2014

Tekken 7 – Arab Character Concept – Impressions

by Rip

Over on the TEKKEN Facebook page, Harada posted up some concept art of a proposed Arab character for Tekken 7. In the post he describes that this is NOT confirmed as a character yet and is only a design at this point. He is looking for feedback on the design so that they can decide how to move forward with the concept. While he is interested in everyone’s feedback, he is particularly interested in feedback from the Middle East TEKKEN communities. So if you guys know anyone in that scene, be sure to forward them along to this post for more information. Check out my imrpressions of the Arab character concept art below:

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03rd Aug2014

Tekken 7 – Comic Con 2014 – Recap

by Rip

Hey guys, last weekend was San Diego Comic Con. Bandai Namco had a fighting game panel in which they talked about a bunch of stuff for an hour including Rise of Incarnates, the CGI opening movie for Tekken 7, and finally more details about Tekken 7 itself. You can catch the full panel on the Youtube Channel, or if you’re just interested in a quick recap of the Tekken 7 information, check it out below. BTW, shoutout to all of our subscribers as we recently crossed the 20k barrier. Thanks everyone and if you haven’t already done so, please subscribe!

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24th Jul2014

Tekken 7 – Trailer and Unreal Engine 4 Thoughts

by Rip

With Tekken 7′s reveal trailer at Evolution 2014 there was a lot to take in. There’s the whole storyline with this introduction of Kazumi plus the news of the engine switch to Unreal Engine 4, so I thought I’d put together my thoughts in a couple of videos. Lets not forget that July 25th at Comic-Con we will be receiving more information about Tekken 7 as well! The Comic-Con page mentions that Harada will be joined by a special guest – could it be Ono!? Will they reveal Tekken x Street Fighter at Comic-con? After all, it was Comic-Con where they first unveiled Street Fighter x Tekken, so anythings possible!

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14th Jul2014

Tekken 7 Announced at Evolution 2014

by Rip

Hey guys, as you’ve probably heard by now Tekken 7 was announced at Evolution 2014 this past weekend! Some of the more interesting bits about it are that it is running on the Unreal 4 Engine and that This was a bit of a surprise as a lot of people had been expecting Tekken x Street Fighter, which Harada mentioned as still being a work in progress. The announcement trailer has been out since yesterday and you can catch it after the jump. Since I was at the event, I got a recording of it as it debuted in front of the Evolution crowd, so you can experience it with the crowd reaction below! What changes do you guys hope to see in Tekken 7?

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04th Jul2014

Morning Bread & Butter – TTT2 – Baek Doo San

by Rip

Continuing our character tutorials for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, this time MYK and I take on the taekwondo master himself, Baek Doo San. If you guys enjoy this type of comment, don’t forget to subscribe to the Level Up Your Game youtube channel!

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02nd Jul2014

Evo2k14 – TTT2 – Pools Overview (Draft v1)

by Rip

Last night the draft version of the Evolution 2014 Pools were released. There will definitely be changes to this going forward, but this gives us a good idea of where they are now. Check out the CURRENT brackets here and see my overview of the first draft of the brackets below:

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