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Wednesday
Jun152011

ATP Podcast TTT2xEvo Special With MrWizard

On this impromptu episode of ATP, I have Rip from LevelUpYourGame.com on the podcast as a guest co-host to talk about TTT2, and the bad news regarding it's availability in American arcades. Later we have Mr.Wizard on the podcast to talk about Evolution 2011 and Namco's presence at the tournament. 

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nice!

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 5:20 PM | Unregistered Commenterandrew

1) Proxy the machine to connect through New Zealand
2) Buy Bana/Namco time cards with an international credit card
3) Do not allow people to play with their own Bana Passport, cutting down on the "latency" problem mentioned

That's it, seriously. You now will have a functioning TTT2 machine.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 6:38 PM | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

Aris, I clicked the link for page 2 of the comments, and the podcast stopped and I had to restart the whole podcast again. This might discourage people from commenting if there has already been a page worth of comments.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:29 PM | Unregistered CommenterForest

Makes me wanna switch to 2d games.

Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 7:34 PM | Unregistered Commenterthe answer

MYK is way too good, dont diss him, just watched the Bob level up your game and he dropped knowledge throughout the entire show. I learnt so much about Bob so props to MYK, and f&ck the guy hating MYK.

DOUCHEBAG!

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 1:38 AM | Unregistered CommenterPuNkMaFiA

theres probably something im not considering but surely the banapass doesnt have to retrieve that much information?? wouldnt it only be a bunch of intiger variables???

Friday, June 17, 2011 at 8:02 AM | Unregistered CommenterDavid

Competitive gaming will be just fine without arcades. RTS, FPS games don't need them. New fighting games don't seem to have communities that revolve around the arcade. The are even communities within the tekken world that have been without arcades FOR YEARS. Our hearts and origins will always be in the arcade, but that's just not where the future is taking us.

... And that's not a bad thing. With the average age of gamers rising, the community is running smack in to professional life. If this hobby is to be taken seriously, it needs to 'move out of it's parent's house'. I love the guys from 'King of Kong', but the world is always going to view them as weirdos, because they hang around little kids and ticket redemption games.

Here's the plan guys, here's the vision: Barbeques. It's sunday afternoon. The kids are along. The wives chatting in the next room. The football game is on. And right next to the football game is a station with a two old-hat tekkeniers. The fellas are kibbitzing on the tekken, watching the game, minding the kids. It's perfect.


Get out of the arcades, guys. They're no longer good for us. We're kings of land that nobody wants but us.

Saturday, June 18, 2011 at 11:34 AM | Unregistered Commenterlingmassacre

AAK
>Kunimitsu/Michelle/Dr. B
No, no and fucking NO.
Haipa Sonikku
Words "Rip" and "professional atmosphere" can't be used together.
Forest
I think most people know how internet works. It's time for you to learn.

Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 1:42 AM | Unregistered CommenterWatafag

@ lingmassacre omg lol 'The fellas are kibbitzing on the tekken' too good!

Sunday, June 19, 2011 at 9:52 AM | Unregistered CommenterForest

@LingMassacre RTS, FPS don't need them because online lag is ACCEPTABLE. SF4 and even MK have ALMOST acceptable lag. Tekken, does not. That is a fundamentally huge difference. Out of all fighting game tournaments I've entered Tekken is the only one where people REALLY complain about MONITOR lag. So yes, INTERNET LAG in Tekken is a HUGE problem that arcades DO solve.

I agree that the average age of gamers is RISING, but Tekken needs NEW blood or the entire franchise will die. If in 20 years Tekken is the game that only 50 year old guys play then NO ONE WILL CARE about those weirdos anyway. So yeah, getting the game in the hands of those kids with their ticket machines at an arcade >>> the kids that are forced to play the game at their old Uncle Justin's house.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 at 8:43 PM | Unregistered CommenterRip

I don't mean to shit in anyone's pool here, but we all need to realize that Arcades are NOT coming back, and the current scene in the U.S. is on life support IF that. SoCal is basically the only area in the country that has any decent level of arcade scene (i'm not saying NO other place does, but it's sparse...) with CTF now gone and replaced by a a 'console center' type place it's pretty much all SoCal.

I came up in arcades all through the original boom of fighting games, and LOVE that time- there was nothing better. So I'm not trying to say I don't care about arcades...just trying to be real here- it's pretty much time to give it up unless we have some /radical/ cultural changes some time in the near future. Outside of that, it's just not going to happen. You can have your trendy bar/lounge arcade hybrid things, but they will always be bars first... it's never going to be like it was back in the days when it was actually worth it for arcade operators to make the investment into these games.

Monday, July 4, 2011 at 4:38 PM | Unregistered Commenteryo

also @Rip- It's true that fighting games need a lagless environment, but your argument seems to suppose that Arcade and Online are the only choices... Offline console is also a lagless option that doesn't require arcades. Who knows, maybe more console centers like Next level will eventually pop up, but I really doubt it.. Only people that play these games competitively care enough about finding solid comp to get their ass off the couch. Everyone else is fine with online (and that level of player isn't going to be affected much by lag anyway unless it's just ridiculous skipping lag).

Monday, July 4, 2011 at 4:43 PM | Unregistered Commenteryo

see you @ Evo MrFuckingWizard!

Saturday, July 9, 2011 at 7:11 AM | Unregistered CommenterFoxSteve

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