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  1. As good a game as it might be, CS is even less viable to play than a console FPS due the nightmare of setting it up. Most RTS games don't fit the bill, as they can go on for literally hours. And half the games you mention have such a small playerbase that it really wouldn't work in a tournament setting. However, as with most other fighting game tournaments, having a seperate "casual" are is something im really keen to run aswell. Where people who arent really interested in the more cutthroat competative side of gaming can come, contribute to the cause and play for fun with a bunch of other likeminded folks. Where people would be free to take whichever games they like, This would be ideal for stuff like guitar hero. You can ofcourse fire back and forth if you get put out of the curremt tournament or aren't interested in playing or whataver. I feel Captain Toms rooms may be small to accomodate such an event on second thoughts. I'm going to look into larger rooms we might be able to use, perhaps the hall belonging to the church at gallowgate or suchlike. One larger room is great for letting people spectate in games, and building a bit of atmosphere. Hopefully people will care enough about whats going on in the tournament games to get a bit of drama going. It's likely that all tournament games will be run on 360, just to reduce the hassle of setting things up. Again, I really appreciate people replying with their thoughts, please do keep throwing your ideas at me. Cheers,
  2. Aha, Captain toms had never occured to me as a potential venue. I'd just ben thinking along the lines of pubs and whatnot. What a stunning idea! It totally removes the whole 'is my tv going to get nailed by a drunken idiot' problem, and 100 other headaches. Defo something im going to look into, good call mate.
  3. The real problem is finding a venue with enough space to accomodate however many set ups would be required, and getting hold of enough tvs and what not. If people were happy to play 4v4 on a single screen then that would be easy, but I doubt that would be the case.
  4. Right, thanks for replying. Some initial thoughts about you're replies. Lots of people seem be keen on Team fortress or COD or some other fps. The main problem with these game is that they are best played in a team format, and unless people are happy playing 4v4, with 2 tv's and a quarter screen each im not sure how viable this would be. And im not sure if there are any console fps's well suited to deathmatch. The logistics make some games unsuitable for a tournament of this format. Other game styles don't really fit into the tournament ethic either. For example, guitar hero isn't a great competative game becuase there is no interaction between players at all. A score attack is basically just people playing 2 single players games at the same time. As good as the game is, I'd like to restrict the tournament to games with some competitve merit. It is all for a good cause ofcourse, but that's no reason that it can't eventually grow and rival the likes of BoD or EVO. As much as I would like this to be some kind of hardcore 1v1 fighter tournament, I'm aware there might not be enough numbers to not include something that lots of casual players might enjoy. Some football game might be good i guess, 1 console and a fixed amount of time make for tournament friendly games. I also worry about the numbers that we could be able to muster for a brand new ultra hyped title like Street Fighter 4, so theres little point even contemplating titles like MvC2 or Guilty Gear, regardless of how great these games are. More to come, in the meantime thanks for you're feedback and please keep it coming!
  5. Greetings, My name is Ross, I am a long standing fighting game player, and a huge fan of competitive gaming in general. This year, with the help of some good friends and some generous companies, we will be hosting Aberdeen's first competitive fighting game/video game tournament sometime in late 2009! This post represents some early research into what you would be willing to pay, play and contribute to this event. The basics, this will be a non profit event, with all profits going toward MacMillan Cancer Relief, we would like to attract as many players as possible, whilst retaining the most serious competitive atmosphere. The confirmed games: Super Street Fighter 2 Turbo HD Remix : The result of 14 years balancing, the most balanced competitive 1v1 game out there. Street Fighter 4: The most recent addition to the popular Capcom franchise, easy inputs and a throwback to the good old days make this game a no brainer. What else do you want to play? Fifa? Pro Evo? Halo? Please reply! What would you pay for entry to such an event, knowing all proceeds would go to charity? Would 10 for ALL games be too much? Considering there would likely be excellent prizes for each game thanks to our sponsors. As I earlier stated, this is an early research asking YOU what YOU would want from a local games tourney? For a more immediate response, contact iwishiwasbornanorc at hotmail.co.uk OR C0rbul0 @ xboxlive. (add me if you want owned ) Any input or feedback would be most appreciated! Let's put Scotland on the 1v1 fighting map, and have a go at cancer whilst we're at it! There is a website confirming all these details, plus every game we plan to follow coming very soon, please keep an eye open! Many thanks
  6. There's no advantage for losing the claw, it's just there for a bit of showmanship, you do however lose a ton of range. And losing the mask means you take more damage than akuma, which is bad news. Vega fairly got the shaft in this game like, along with honda.. I've moved back to Super turbo already, there are too many things that I just don't like about Sf4 to keep me interested. If the netcode had been half decent I may have stuck with it, but putting an emphasis on link combos and then having input lag is by far the biggest mistake anyone could make when putting a fighter online. I'd still play it with you guys, but if you really want beasted hit me up on HD remix.
  7. Im in for some games, gamertag is C0rbul0. As far as the game goes, i think it's okay. It's a shame they felt the need to include so much joystick gymnastics and stupidly tight link combos, which just sets up artificial barriers to enter the game. I'd rather games were about strategy and mind games, not 1 frame links that require a year in solo practice mode to perfect. The netcode is a let down, any fighter with input lag in this day and age is completely unacceptable. But besides it's flaws, it's still a great game. As for a tournament, i'd really love if we could get enough people to hold something offline! Edit: Due to the rediculous joystick wank required to pull of some of the more damaging combos and cancels, i doubt you'd be able to play at any higher than a basic level on anything but a joystick.
  8. I work for a retailer who likes to break the 30 day warrantee (sp) microsoft provides, here are some top tipd that have saved me some serious time in the past- 1) Ask to be put through to the german/ american help centrers. these guys seem to have at least the slightest clue 2) If you get drama, just claim you are experiencing the red rings, you will get far less inane babble from the incompetent staff if you go this route, At least in my experience...
  9. drums arent sale on ther tod yet, just the whole bundle as far as i have seen.
  10. Oops, best to note that this stick will only work on 360 and PC.
  11. The stick has 6 face buttons, the other two buttons are hidden away at the top by the start/back buttons and are tiny, you'd never be able to use them mid game. Its actually the RB/LB buttons at the top that arent wired, and ive wired the trigger buttons on the face to the bumpers on the PCB. But in short it's a non issue, you can rebind your inputs however you like. And 6 buttons is more than enough for any fighting game.
  12. Due to a brand new custom joystick heading my way, i've decided it might be time to sell off one of my old Hori bad boys. This particular stick has had the garbage stock hori buttons replaced with red sanwas (the ferrari of buttons), and the joystick ball has been replaced with a red sanwa top too match. The old PCB died so ive had to fire in another from a wired 3rd party pad, which means the Guide button no longer illuminates and the LT/RT buttons don't work, not that they are of any use for any game you'd be using a joystick for. I'll have pictures up in a day or two. Any offers?
  13. Playing this game to death at the moment, and couldn't be happier with the way it turned out. The netcode is far and away the best of any console fighting game ever. Not quite GGPO standard, but it is really damn close. The new sprites for the most part are great, and the rebalancing makes the game a lot less frustrating. There are a lot less near unwinnable matchups, and they new inputs make for a lot less frustation. Only thing that lets it down are the few online bugs and Zangiefs inputs which aren't working properly and make it harder to bear grab/super than it was in vanilla ST. Oh, and the fact remix akuma is broken as hell. If you're playing on 360 add me, gamertag is, C0rbul0, (those are zeros as opposed to 'O's) I love the amount of scrubs playing ranked atm though, there is nothing quite as amusing as hearing someone call you 'terrible' because you just perfected them. People are far to eager to call cheap nowadays...
  14. Oh, and on the topic of the new 360 pads. The d-pads work in 16 directions as opposed to 8, and still have that piece of shit design. So i imagine they will actually be worse than the old ones for games you'd actually use a d-pad for.
  15. What price range are you looking at mate? The first stick I'd point you toward is a Hori fighting stick ex2. Designed for xbox, and therefore works flawlessly with windows. It's the cheapest stick you will find that isn't a tacky bit of junk. It's a nice size, and is high quality for the price. The buttons are a little sticky for my taste, so i've swapped them out for some sanwas. But all in all, it's a great piece of kit. Amazon.co.uk: Hori Officially Licensed Fighting Stick EX2 (Xbox 360): PC & Video Games Problem is they can be a hassle to get hold of. And they are released in batch's from japan, so prices inflate steadily til the next batch is shipped and the price comes back down. Don't pay more than 40 quid for one. And do keep checking ebay for them. A lot of people list them cheap not realising how much demand there is for them, so if you are quick you can swoop in and offer the seller 40 quid or so and hopefully that will seal it for you.
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