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Thursday
Nov202014

E-Sports MAX TEKKEN Showdown Featuring Nobi, Yuu & Tekken Bancho

E-Sports MAX is a TV show currently airing in Japan through the Tokyo MX channel that covers e-sports in Japan. Over the past few months of broadcasting, there's been a few episodes which had included coverage of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 with Nobi, Yuu & Tekken Bancho participating in the show by playing matches as well as having Hameko in to do commentary. This all aired on Japanese TV before but for most of us who probably can't watch it, the Tokyo MX channel finally got to uploading the archives of these matches onto their YouTube channel. Tokyo MX's E-Sports MAX show can be caught on TV at Friday 6:30 PM.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

MASTERCUP.7 Official YouTube / Twitch Archives

Missed out on watching MASTERCUP.7 live this year? Don't fret as you can now catch up with the official YouTube / Twitch archives to the event that Masakarijin finally got to uploading. The YouTube archives is all from the Japanese stream while the English stream archive can be found on Twitch. Enjoy.

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Tuesday
Nov112014

TEKKEN 7 - Arcade Introduction Trailer & 2nd Location Test Revealed!

Fresh off the twitters, Bandai Namco has uploaded a new introduction trailer for the arcade release of Tekken 7 but if you've already been closely following the news there's not much new in it. It does provide a good direct feed look at the game which may or may not have further graphical improvements down the line. Additionally, the official Tekken website updated with details on the next round of location testing in Japan from the 22nd of November to the 23rd of November this year. No word on a stream for those location tests but it's likely we'll see a newer build of the game through cell phone vids from the players at the arcades.

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Saturday
Nov082014

TXT 2014 | Tekken Tournament in South America on Nov 8 & 9

The second iteration of a large Tekken tournament in South America: 'Tekken Extreme Tournament 2014' is on this weekend and it is sure to showcase the large enthusiasm for the game in the region. TXT 2014 is being held in La Paz, Bolivia and currently boasts 120 players entering from Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru, the US, Venezuela, Korea and more. The international guests for this tournament are Exalted from New York and Saint from Korea. I believe Help Me was supposed to attend but unfortunately couldn't make it. Nonetheless big South American tournament this weekend and it's going to be streamed on Twitch.tv so be sure to watch it if you can.

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Friday
Nov072014

ATP Live Episode 68 - ft @TheMainMan_SWE & @reepal 

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Tuesday
Nov042014

Virtua Fighter 5 FS Version B announced, 2015

Sega has announced that they're going to release a balance update to VF5FS for arcades coming out in 2015. Don't expect a massive overhaul like Tekken 6 --> Tekken 6 BR since they're only adding a "Version B" suffix. This will most probably a balance patch. But it's still very reassuring that there is a fresh new 3D fighter experience coming alongside Tekken 7 and Dead or Alive 5: Last Round. The press release is listed below in Japanese (followed by a google translation).

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Friday
Oct312014

MASTERCUP.7 | World's Largest Tekken Tournament Streamed Live on Nov 2nd!

UPDATE: The event is now over and I've added the Top 8 results below.

Just becoming the world's largest TEKKEN tournament, MASTERCUP.7 is about to go down this weekend and there's twitch streams available for everyone to tune in! MASTERCUP.7 is a Japanese 5on5 tournament for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 with a huge number of players entered (880!) which includes the best the country has to offer as well as some of the best Tekken players from Korea coming down to aim for the prize. This event will be the final send off for TTT2 in Japan so this event is expected to go out with a huge spectacle. Additionally, the Tekken development team is working with the tournament and Harada and Murray are both attending so it's possible we also might see something new regarding Tekken 7. This event will be amazing for all fans of Tekken so be sure to watch it this Sunday (or Saturday depending on where you live)!

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Sunday
Oct262014

ComicBook Rockstar Radio Podcasts Interviews with Iceage & Dandyman

The people over at Kings County Comics got to interview long time Tekken community leader Josh "Iceage" Mcwhorter and Ray "Dandyman" Pagan that got to talk about the transition of fighting games from the Arcade era to the current online-centric generation of games followed by other gaming related discussions. It's a good listen and you can catch the complete audio here or download it completely here

Friday
Oct242014

ATP Live Episode 66 - ft @reepal and @ricksteeezy 

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Thursday
Oct232014

MASTERCUP.7 - Premium Promotional Video

Fumihiko Tachiki returns as special guest narrator to the latest Promotional Video for the next in line numbered MASTERCUP TTT2 tournament. The large Japanese 5on5 tournament is set to go down in Tokyo's Pallete Town Leisure Land with a staggering 176 teams of 5 people entered totaling 880 players entered! Among the list of players entering the tournament, you'll find players like Yuu, Nobi, Furumizu, AO, Burimaru, Gen, Deku, the True Tekken God team from Korea, the second Korean team, and just a lot more of really good players. MASTERCUP.7 is set to occur on the 2nd of November, 2014 with the event being streamed on Twitch.tv featuring Genya, Hameko, MarkMan & Team Spooky performing commentary. The Premium PV of the tournament can be found on the MASTERCUP YouTube channel.

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Wednesday
Oct222014

Lab Zero Successfully Integrates PS3 Arcade sticks on PS4

Although not directly related to Namco's fighting games, it is definitely relevant to everyone's interests. Lab Zero games have managed to include the drivers for PS3 compatible arcade sticks with the PS4 version of the game and thus saving gamers 100's of dollars from investing in PS4 specific arcade sticks. Fans of Tekken 7 will be facing the same dilemma once the game hits PS4 eventually. Now that everyone knows it's possible and Lab Zero is offering the drivers for free to any developer that wants to use it, you all know who to talk to make sure this feature will be in T7. More quotes from the developer below courtesy of Polygon.

EDIT: Recently it's come to light that Lab Zero weren't solely responsible for the creation of the driver, it was a collaboration between Lab Zero and Naughty Dog.

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Monday
Oct202014

TEKKEN 7 - New Customization Images From Recent Exhibit

From the recent Bandai Namco Autumn Business meetings come new Tekken 7 images courtesy of the Japanese gaming site Gamer.

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Sunday
Oct192014

Tekken 7 Arcade Set For February 2015 Release

If you remembered earlier, there was to be several business meetings this week inside Bandai Namco regarding upcoming arcade games set for release. I've just received early reports from the event that the arcade release of Tekken 7 is set for release on February 2015 next year. This is presumably info pertaining to the Japanese release of the game but if there's confirmation of Tekken 7 in other regions, it should be coming in the near future. Sources below.

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Friday
Oct172014

OzHadou Nationals 12 - Top 8 Match Videos

OzHadou Nationals 12, the latest in the longest running fighting game tournament series in Australia wrapped up this past weekend and there's now Top 8 footage available for viewing on ZeroX03's YouTube channel. If you need it, the challonge bracket for the tournament with the results can be found here.

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Friday
Oct172014

ATP Live Episode 65 - First glimpse at what's in store from StrongStyle 

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So fucking close!

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