In this video I discuss my thoughts on the Raiden reveal trailer as well as some concerns about the variation system in MKX. Thanks for subscribing amigos. Play on.
For those that missed out on watching the recent Double Cup tournament in Japan will be pleased to know that all 9 and a half hours of Tekken from the tournament's niconico stream is now live for everyone to watch on my YouTube channel. This will no doubt be of great use to those that wanted to watch the tournament but couldn't because of niconico kicking everyone out for not being a premium member. Video quality is typical niconico quality (640x360) but you can later catch the official YouTube archives of the matches in this tournament with better video quality through the Mastercup Youtube channel when it eventually uploads them. Top 8 of the event starts at around the 7 hour mark with the grand finals at the 9 hour and 15 minute mark. Enjoy.
French Gaming site Bas Gros Poing conducted several interviews with Tekken Project's lead producer Katushiro Harada and Michael Murray back in 2011, 2012 & 2013 on the development of Tekken X Street Fighter. The interviews were in complete French and published on the site but for the sake of sharing this series of interviews, the Bas Gros Poing YouTube channel recently uploaded a compilation of the interviews making it more accessible to everyone. It's a pretty insightful set of interviews and may be of interest to those that like to follow the development of Bandai Namco's upcoming Tekken X Street Fighter game. Worth mentioning however, the interviews are quite old now so the information inside them may be out of date.
UPDATE: The tournament is now over and the Top 8 Results have been added!
DOUBLE CUP MASTERCUP W1 CLIMAX2014 is coming up this Sunday and it is actually being streamed in it's entirety on Game Newton's niconico channel. The tournament boasts an impressive amount of teams entered (51 teams - 153 people) filled with players all over Japan and is set to go down in Hokuriku region of Japan. Genya along with Yuu, Pekosu and Nobi will be providing commentary for the event. The niconico stream description mentions that timeshifts are not available for the broadcast of this tournament so it's preferable that you watch it live as I cannot guarantee to capture everything!
Niconico Stream URL ▶ http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv186525561
Throughout Friday and Saturday nights NYCFab managed to stream a good majority of the Tekken Casino matches while Kurokuro was streaming from the VIP room captured always by Flying Wonkey. Also, Madcatz streamed the Team USA vs Team Japan 5v5 Round Robin. Catch everything in the playlists/videos below.
With Tekken 7 being announced and a most likely PS4/XBone/PC release following the arcade release, there is the lingering problem of arcade sticks not working on future consoles. The difference with this generation is that Sony is allowing developers to design their own drivers for whatever peripheral they want supported for their game. Lab Zero Games have recently announced a PS4 version of Skull Girls releasing at the end of the year and are trying to find a way to get their PS3 sticks working for any players migrating to the PS4 version. Considering the limited resources Lab Zero Games have in accomplishing this task it's looking unlikely it will come to fruition, but if this does work, Mike Z (lead programmer at Lab Zero) said he will license this driver for free to any other developer that wants PS3 sticks compatible with their game. Original link from Skullheart below.
Here's a quick video covering my thoughts on the Tekken 7 reveal trailer as well as some additional info I was able to get from Katsuhiro Harada this past weekend at Evo.
I'm seeing a lot of 7s this month. A new update on the MASTERCUP OFFICIAL website announces the latest numbered installment of Japan's largest Tekken tournament: MASTERCUP.7. There are some early details mentioned in the update so things might not have been finalized but the tournament is expected to be held in Tokyo's Leisureland Pallet town on the 2nd of November this year and will start accepting entries for players and teams on the 1st of August. You can expect to find more information on this tournament later on in the year. As a small additional reminder, Double Cup MASTERCUP is happening on this weekend so if you're in the area, try to make it out and enjoy some Tekken!
Straight from EVO 2014, Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada announces the next numbered installment of the series - Tekken 7. The announcement comes with a small teaser video featuring what is presumably Kazumi Mishima who I believe is Kazuya's mother. Additionally, an earlier leak on AOL.com showed a video with Harada saying that the engine of Tekken 7 will be powered by Unreal Engine 4 which will allow the team to develop the game for several different platforms. Minor speculation on my part but since Tekken 7 will now be using UE4, it's not farfetched to see a PC release of the title in the future. You can watch the announcement video below. More details on Tekken 7 will be coming on July 25th at the San Diego Comic-Con event.
UPDATE: TTT2 tournament has concluded and the results and archives of it has been added!
All roads lead to EVO. Evolution 2014 will be commencing over the course of this weekend and thanks to the efforts of MarkMan and Bandai Namco Games, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is being included into the event and will have an added $5,000 pot bonus to the prize. The TTT2 tournament at Evo is scheduled for the entirety of Friday this week but there will be a lot more to come in terms of Tekken action with the Tekken Casino. Among that, there's also side tournaments for Soul Calibur 2 HDO and Soul Calibur 5 happening on the Mad Catz stream and will surely be great to watch. Be sure to tune in if you can't make it to EVO 2014 this year. For competitors at the event, be sure to grab your free Devil Asuka shirt!
This is the final reminder post I'm going to make regarding the StrongStyle donation drive to get me to Norcal's StrongStyle~5 tournament being held on the last weekend of September this year. The donation drive will end on EVO weekend or specifically the Sunday (7/12) so that I can refund everyone in time if this fails. I'd like to once again thank everyone who contributed so far, I'm actually surprised people like reading my website Avoiding The Puddle.
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If you're a big fan of watching Knee play Tekken from his house through his afreeca stream, you'll be pleased to know that Knee has a YouTube channel and is now actively uploading archives of the streams onto it. In the YouTube channel, you can find a bunch of footage of Knee playing online against players from different regions so you'll actually find him playing against Japanese players sometimes such as Nobi, Yuttari Yuuki, Kuro Kuro and more. This is a big recommendation for a YouTube channel subscription if you use that feature on YouTube.
YouTube channel ▶ https://www.youtube.com/user/Tekkenknee
Today's KiT 15 Game Announcement: Tekken Tag 2 with $2000 guaranteed! http://t.co/iEVxRZ6XMC— Ian Vandy Davis (@KITVandy) July 2, 2014
Coming after the success of the previous KiT tournament this year, Kumite in Tennessee organiser Ian Vandy Davis has just announced that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will return for the next KiT tournament in the middle of January next year and will have an added $2000 pot bonus. The announcement comes 6 months early which should give most people enough time to plan ahead if they're interested in participating in this tournament. As usual, Tekken will be 3/5 in it's entirety. Kumite in Tennessee 2015 is being held in Nashville, TN on January 9 - 11, 2015.