Posts Tagged 'tekken'

Tekken trailer released (is that Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa I see?)

Tekken movie trailer

I…I just don't know what to make of this.  It's not bad, but it's not quite good either.  The action looks kinda subpar, too.  At least it's better than that crappy "Avenging Fist" movie.  That was just freaking terrible.

*edit*

I didn't write my own personal views when I cross-linked the article over here, but I did write more about it in case anyone is interested!

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The quickest reversal in the history of Tekken

Dear Sister: Tekken 6

Hat tip to Cuong for linking the video!  That's just some awful damage in rage mode lol..

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Level Up Your Game presents: Tekken 6 Basics

New to the Tekken universe?  My friend Darnell over at SRK linked these highly informative and easy to understand videos that discusses the basics of combat for the uninitiated.  Level Up Your Game along with iamtekken.com have partnered up, featuring notable players like MYK a.k.a. Michael Kwon, a moderator over at tekkenzaibatsu.com.

Episode one is split into five different videos, each of which you can catch for free over at youtube.  For seasoned veterans, you may want to skip to part three to catch a refresher course on combos and wall techniques.  Lots of good info abound here folks — check it out!

Level Up Your Game part one
Level Up Your Game part two
Level Up Your Game part three
Level Up Your Game part four
Level Up Your Game part five

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Some fighting news and…a trailer!

Tekken 6: Editors Day 09 Trailer

I'm still hoping that the opening cinematic trailer gets released soon for Tekken 6: Bloodline Rebellion.  They're usually pretty breathtaking.  And since this'll be the first "real" debut onto the next-gen consoles, I'm expecting some high calibur stuff to come along. 

This'll do I suppose.  It's kinda cool to see all the weird angles and junk…maybe they'll implement that into the replay system a la Soul Calibur.

There's also news about Tekken 6 coming to the Wii.  There's already an online petition out there, so if you're a Wii owner and want a 1080P game on your 480P system, sign up.  Personally I don't think it'd be worth it, but that's just my opinion.

Lastly, the editor over at the versuscity blog broke his promise and reported some really juicy news over his golden week holiday (which is always welcome!).  Apparently there's going to be a BlazBlue 2 coming in the fall — it's not a sequel but instead some form of expansion with extra characters.  There's also word of a new arcade release for King of Fighters XII that will include the console characters at the end of 2009.

That's interesting, because there's only been rumors and speculation on which characters are coming (K' and Mai Shiranui are supposedly coming to the console port).  Only time will tell.

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Local Weekend Tournament

Saturday we had our first (non Gamestop sponsored) local tournament.  While not as many as hoped came, quite a few players showed up for an impromptu event that only had roughly less then a week's notice.  Roughly 15 local fighting fans showed up, along with five out-of-towners. 

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection and Street Fighter 4 were the only two games on hand.  Each bracket had 11 players in this double elimination, best 3 out of 5 classic-style throw down.

Initially, I had volunteered to help run brackets for only Street Fighter 4 (I had experience running and sponsoring my own tournament a few years back), but I ended up helping out for both games.  Didn't get to play too many games for that reason, but I did participate.

For those who don't know, it's pretty easy setting up players in the bracket at the beginning, but managing which players go where during the course of the tournament can be a pretty harrowing task.  Especially if there's an odd number players — those lucky people without a first match tend to end up as outliers that have to be placed correctly.

The final matches in the loser's finals for Street Fighter were simply amazing.  Our local player Ekie emerged as the winner in the loser's bracket and defeated the only player left standing in the winner's bracket twice — they played a total of 18 games, set at best 3 out of 5 matches.  There was also an amazing battle between two KC players (Axiom and The Founder) in Tekken.  I heard a few spectators comment how fast the battle looked.  They had never seen anyone play Tekken that quick.

The top three spots went to the KC players from out of town for Tekken, with our city taking first in Street Fighter.  Everyone had a great time!

(You can see the full results here for Tekken 5 and Street Fighter 4). 

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