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11th Mar2011

Final Round XIV – Tekken Stream

by Rip

EDIT: Congrats to FightingGM for winning Tekken 6, COMBOFIEND for winning Marvel vs Capcom 3, and DMG’s PR Rog for winning Super Street Fighter 4!

The Final Round XIV action continues today with Top 16 for all of the games. According to the schedule, the stream for Tekken 6 will be switched to teamsp00ky today, so we shouldn’t have the sound lag issues that we had yesterday. Incase they decide to switch things up on us though, I’ve put both streams here, so you can watch whichever you feel like.

Top 16 for Tekken 6
Winners side: x6.Anakin, Killa6, FightingGM, RyRy, DrumEFX, Trungy, Pokchop, and I think Clint
Losers side: x6.JustFrameJames, Kodee Vu, Real Law, ATL_R3dd, LingMassacre, Lil Majin, Bloodhawk, OFdp

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11th Mar2011

2011 South Korea Visit – Part 2 of 2

by Rip


This is a continuation of my South Korea trip recap, so be sure to check out part 1 if you missed it. I’ll update this post with the rest of the vids next week when they go up. (Edit: I just heard of the 8.9 earthquake that just hit Japan and hope that everyone is okay over there! Tsunami watch in SOCAL, I cant even believe its real). Going back to my last post regarding the skill level between the regions, I want to clarify that the best players in every region can hang with the best players in every other region. I was simply referring to average skill level among their entire player base.
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09th Mar2011

2011 South Korea Visit – Part 1 of 2

by Rip


First off, I would like to thank Check 6 Gaming for helping me get to Korea for Tekken Crash Royal Rumble. I had an absolutely amazing time out there so figured I should write up a quick report about my experience.
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27th Feb2011

Heading out to Korea for Tekken Crash:Royal Rumble!

by Rip


I’ve got about 2 hours before I need to leave for the airport and since I don’t know how many updates I’ll be able to make from there I figured I might as well throw up a quick post.  FYI, since I’m going to be off continent, new episodes of Level Up Your Game will be on the backburner until I get back. Expect a new episode the weekend of March 12th and another episode soon after and hopefully a few surprises as well.

Anakin is already over there handing out demotions and it looks like the controller port they setup at Green Arcade is functioning pretty well. Check out the TekkenCrashS2′s YouTube channel for the latest vids (I believe Nin is commentating). Honestly, at the moment I’m feeling more nervous about how I’m going to get from the airport to the hotel than anything else… but I’m sure things will work out one way or another! Fab will be arriving there in the next few hours so I’ll be the last USA to arrive. A big thanks to Check 6 Gaming for helping me get out there.  Its a partial sponsorship for an expensive trip so if anyone else would like to contribute, feel free to click that donate button on the navigation bar. Gonna be a great time, I’ll try to post up whenever I can, wish us luck!

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24th Feb2011

GOSU Tekken 02-23-11

by Rip


Hey everyone, ldMaxi is back with more korean Tekken 6 deathmatches. Aris and I do commentary on Part 2 this time around, but things take a turn for the STRANGE around the 21 minute mark. Be sure to check it out if youre interested in Korea’s Green Arcade at all

Part 2 (Commentary by Aris and Rip)
Rain (Mig) VS Jeongdding (Chr) 110211
Hankuma (Leo) VS Rain (Ste) 110211
Ji3moon Ace (Kaz) VS Rain (Ste) 110211

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19th Feb2011

Level Up Your Game – Marvel vs Capcom 3

by Rip

We gonna take you for a ride! I was fortunate enough to have two Marvel vs Capcom 2 legend’s, Clockw0rk and Mike Ross to help me break down the basics of MvC3! This is a must watch for anyone looking to pick up the game or new to the MvC series. Other resources like the SRK wiki will tell you the basics of the game and give you the data behind each character, but I think our approach will help you actually help you learn to play the game and understand the strategy behind it.

Having Clockw0rk and Mike Ross break apart the basics of this game usually led to more intermediate/advanced strategy discussion with reference back to MvC2 as well, so theres tons of information for everyone of all skill levels. Blocking, assists, float/fly/superjump, throw system, DHCs, OTGs, triangle jumps, wavedashes, team synergy, alpha counters (Cross over counters), x-factor etc etc, you name it, and we probably covered it. I thoroughly enjoyed putting this episode together and I hope you guys enjoy it too.

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18th Feb2011

Tritton AX PRO Headset Review

by TalonFyre


The AX PRO’s are Tritton’s high-end true 5.1 surround gaming headsets.  While most headsets have two individual drivers, these have a total of 8 in an attempt to fully simulate a 5.1 theater setup.  In theory, this should make for some epic sound, but does it actually work?  Read more to find out…
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