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May 18, 2007

Things that piss me off #4

Normally, I don’t mind compliments … unless you put it into a context like this:

Vince jumps off the DDR machine after doing Max300 on Expert Doubles

Dude 1: “Oi yah…. yah got teh game at home?”

Vince: “Nah, I only play in the Arcade”

Dude 1: “Rahhhhh…. how cum ur so good at eeeet?!? Do ya play dis every day or sumthing?”

Vince: “No … ? ¬_¬” (really I don’t .... )

Dude 2: “Nahh man, you can only practice at home innit?”

Vince: ” .......... ¬_¬* “


March 31, 2006

3rd Strike Germany SBO Qualifier UK Video

Writing about web page http://rapidshare.de/files/16514384/teamuk_stuttgart_sboquals.avi%20

This is my latest video project. (20 mins, 80MB download, DivX codec required).

I entered the SBO Qualifier 3 on 3 team tournament for Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike, travelling with the top UK street fighter players (including that WTF beast, Ryan Hart) from Ranking Battles UK
This video is basically a diary of the trip, from airport pranks, to tournament drama, to kebab shop action (most of the footage taken through a Motorola V3i phone :P)

My Team (Team UGLY) secured 3rd place out of 10 teams (1 x France, 2 x UK, 1 x Austria, 6 x Germany).

Wahay! ….. but only the winning team gets the prize of 800 Euros plus the qualification to play in SBO in Japan :-(


October 25, 2005

CompSoc Console Tournament Results

Writing about web page http://consoles.uwcs.co.uk

The results of the console tournaments held last weekend 21–23rd October in LIB1.

TEKKEN 5 Entrants

Rakurai, Bob, Ashley Tsen, Bucko, Zayn Jaffer (Sadiq's bro), Ultimate, Amoyra, Abelian.

Double Elimination Results:

1st: Bob (Heihachi, Lee, Paul)
2nd: Ashley Tsen (Bryan, Steve)
3rd: Rakurai (Asuka, Feng, Jin)
4th: Amoyra (Lei)

PRO EVOLUTION SOCCER 4 Entrants

Rakurai, Khoi, Sadiq, Wiz, AJMiles, Zayn Jaffer, Harin, Ifeki.

Single Elimination Results:

1st: Khoi (Juventus)
2nd: Ifeki (Brazil)
3rd: Wiz (England)
4th: AJMiles (Brazil)

Excellent tournament guys! :-)

In the next CompSoc Console session, due to popular demand there will be tournaments for Pro Evolution Soccer 5. The decision whether to run a Street Fighter tournament (Hyper Street Fighter or SF3: 3rd Strike), Tekken Tag Tournament or both is still uncertain, although people have been favouring SF3: 3rd Strike.

Shout outs also go to James for dropping by and making a last minute Tekken challenge, and to Rachel for making us laugh so hard with the EyeToy :-)


October 05, 2005

Button mashing sesh 1

Writing about web page http://www.warwickcompsoc.co.uk/gaming/sessions/

First gaming session with the Computing Society was interesting. Despite lacking a monitor/TV to hook up a PS2, I ended up using an arcade emulator and a few tournament videos as a temporary measure to put on some games on display, until someone is generous enough to bring a monitor in.

… okay, so everyone button mashed, and perhaps ended up using the joystick upside down, but still was a good laugh.

Some chinese dude called Lei dropped by and gave us a brucking-up exhibition on King of Fighters '97, and ended on a positive note with some intense games on Street Fighter II Turbo.

"Big Balls FTW!!!!!!!!!!"


… hmmm… has Bucko seen the light, to join the fighters bandwagon? to be continued …


September 30, 2005

Maximum pwnage

Finished the basic tuning on my car, now it's at 600HP, and I still can't beat the final opponent in the Super-A Class category :-S

September 24, 2005

Brucked… :(

Went back to Leamington Spa Ten Pin for a bit of Maximum Tune 2. By this time, I have already upped my Suburu Impreza to 500 Horse Power (HP). Some dude casually gets on the other side and gives me a challenge….

Cool… this should be fun …

… o_O!!!!!!

… 810HP ….

… didn't stand a chance :(


September 21, 2005

Hmmm… console tourny?

Writing about web page http://www.warwickcompsoc.co.uk

According to Laurence from the Warwick CompSoc, there may be a trial run for running a console tourny around week 7 or 8 of term. If it proves popular, there may be plans for running further tournies later in the academic year.

Question is, what game(s) to pick. I only have a PS2 … and a selection of VS fighting games. The game selection would determine how many people would sign up. Opinions?

  • Tekken 5 (Japanese Tournament videos)
  • Hyper Street Fighter II
  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike (Tournament videos)
    Play this game!!!
  • Soul Calibur 2 (or perhaps Soul Calibur 3 when it gets released soon).
  • Tekken Tag Tournament

    I had plans on running a free play ps2 at the societies fayre, but from what I was told… CompSoc will be getting tables as big as a large stool :(

Side Note: I bought a cheap VGA splitter the other day. How does 2 monitors back-to-back, 1 player per side sound? :D~~


September 09, 2005

New Arcade Games – Megabowl (L.Spa)

I just so happened to drive to Megabowl to find that the interior has completely been revamped (they've also removed the wimpy bar. Personally their burgers sucked anyway). Now the arcade section has tons of room, and with a fresh new selection of games. But I was rather stoned to find the following rare titles (well, rare in the west midlands):

TEKKEN 5 50p/credit, £3/card
Fuck! You won't find this game in many places. Joysticks are still the same naff american bat-styles, but 50p/credit is quite generous. Now only if they didn't charge so much for the data cards (these allow you to customize a single character with new costumes/accessories/colours, keeps your win/loss ratio and player rank).

WANGAN MIDNIGHT MAXIMUM TUNE 2 £1/credit, add +£1 for card.
This is not just another racer. This is a head-to-head racing game with some really impressive graphics, LOUD trance music (awesome!) and car customisation (you need to buy a card for this). A little expensive playing alone however, since your credit only lasts 1 race. But the cool feature here, just like fighting games, an opponent can insert a credit into the machine and challenge you on the spot for a racing duel o_O;

Oh, and here's my data card :-)
Personalised and everything. Gets updated accordingly by the card reader.


June 09, 2005

Bleh, I got bored

… so I decided to give my supergun stick a new look, with the help of a cheap adhesive laminate pouch.

June 04, 2005

M$ SideWinder pad meets the soldering iron

Follow-up to A soldering iron is fun from Vince's Blog of Rubbish


The design of these Sidewinder gamepads are just notorious, and worst yet, they feel so stiff. But that's not important, … for just £3 brand new off ebay, and now it's a PC interface for my arcade stick :D

(piccies of pad torture are in the 'Mini-projects' galltery)


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