With Tekken Revolution’s free to play release last week, one of the community’s biggest requests has been a training mode. Earlier today on twitter Harada announced via tweet that a Training Mode will be added to Tekken Revolution and it will be free! Will coins be needed though!? Since Harada mentioned that part of the reason they are trying this model is to to grow the player base, it makes sense to give new players a place to hone their skills before losing their blue coins and tickets! If you’re interested in the MadCatz interview with Harada and Michael Murray at E3, check it out below:
LDMaxi has been on vacation back in Korea and recently had a long conversation with JDCR. This isn’t a interview per se, but its a cool chat with one of the top Tekken players in the world, JDCR. If you don’t remember LDmaxi, he used to upload the Gosu Tekken videos recorded from Green Arcade a few years ago and sometimes Aris and I used to commentate on them. Check out his cool interview below. Listening to this, I can say that I really miss LDMaxi content and I love that JDCR speaks english so well:
JDCR has been to the USA three times in the past year, and has won every event he has come to, MLG Dallas 2012, Final Round and now ECT. Renikon has an impromptu interview with him during his latest visit. Check it out if you’re interested in hearing one of the world’s best Tekken players opinions on the game.
JDCR’s series of interviews with top Korean players continues as he interviews one of the best koreans during Tekken 5.0 and Tekken 5 DR – Qudans. Qudans talks about the multi-year break he took from Tekken, what he’s doing now besides playing Tekken, and also shares his views on competing in Tekken Tag Tournament 2. Great read and interview by JDCR. Qudans spent a lot of time in Southern California during Tekken 5 and Tekken 5 DR, so I got to play with him on many occasions. He was actually the first Tekken player from Korea that I ever faced. I hope he makes it out to Evolution this year as he never got to have a good showing there. Check out the full interview here.
JD: I might have heard of you playing on a pad. What did you feel from all your overseas experience.
Q: I went Japan and USA all 6times. I will first talk about game style. In the US, average players only play with simple style like mid and low. They seemed to play 2D games more. Only top players know how to move well. Japan player did as well, but Japan players, they are patient and know how to make a strategy. It was a long ago, I have no idea about these days. About tournament, American tournaments consisted of players from all over the world. Literally, it seemed to be a real world tournament. Japan tournaments were also kind of world tournament, but it was more like Japan vs Korea. however, 60 Japanese Players, Korea…one player(laugh). and both countries were very friendly to me. Korean players sometimes are all alone at foreign tournaments, But many players are interested in us and say hello to us first. I really appreciate it and feel sorry because I didn’t give them anything!
JD: Among Korean players, who have potential – Oni Oyabun [Mauritius]
Q: In my tekken life over 10years, I have been seeing Ji3moonace play for 8 years. Whenever I see him, I think he has a lot of potential. He has been making me think that for 8 years(laugh).
Over at his blog, JDCR has interviewed Sunchip. JDCR’s english has gotten pretty good so its a cool insight into the Korean competitive Tekken scene. JDCR also plans to interview other top Korean players in the future so be sure to swing by his blog. Read the full interview with Sunchip here. Sad to see he isn’t playing TTT2 competitively, but glad to see he remembers Ultimate Tournament in 2010. He was the only player to beat me at that tournament but I guess he won’t be returning for Ultimate Tournament 2012.
Prima Games, publishers of the official Tekken Tag Tournament 2 guide have a series of interviews with the authors. I, myself was one of the authors and am featured in the first interview. They will also have interviews with Aris, Kor, Anakin, Bloodhawk, and Tyler2k. Check it out here and visit their site for more info. Also, buy the guide if you haven’t!
Lion-O and his drunk camera man scored a quick interview with Harada and Michael Murray. As usual, its not your typical interview about Tekken and worth a watch. Harada is too good.