GnM is an online blog that chronicles my experiences through whatever it is that is catching my attention at the moment. Expect shifts between PC gaming news and commentary, to absolute nerding out about the new MG Exia Gundam kit. My brain is full of random esoteric crap, and I'll be spewing it out here. Thanks for hanging in there with me.

Monday, March 1, 2010

SFIV Powerplay Beatdown Tourney RESULTS!

Okay, I have the results from Saturday’s Memphis tourney!

1st-Lil Majin – Gief
2nd-Cylus – Balrog
3rd-Severin-X – Abel
4th-Joe – Sakura
5th-pJan – Blanka/Honda
5th-Lycan – Ryu/Akuma
7th-eraser224 – Bison
7th-FlyMike – Honda
9th-Hiryu02 – Abel/Gen
13th-Squabbler – Akuma/Ryu
17th-Hampton – Bison
17th-Duckie – Sagat
17th-Red Dragon

My apologies if your sig is misspelled, this is how it was logged in Tio.
Anyway, congrats to the winners, and thanks to everyone who attended. We had a great turnout, much better than expected for a small local tourney like this. I was hoping to get maybe a dozen, and we had over 20 people show up. Hopefully we can all do this again sometime, I think there will be some vids posted later. I hope everyone had a great time. Thanks again, and I hope we all fight again sometime.
For more post-tourney comments, check this thread here.

Friday, February 26, 2010

SFIV Tournament is TOMORROW.

Just a reminder, tomorrow at 5:00 PM we will begin the first ever Powerplay SF4 Tournament. Here's a quick rundown of the info:

- Registration fee is $10, which includes the $5 venue fee

- Official platform is Xbox 360, but we will try to have a PS3 setup also available for those who prefer.

- Bring your own controller or stick. This is VERY important. We will try and have classic pads and fightpads available, but if you prefer a stick, bring your own.

- Start time is 5:00 PM, but I suggest showing up by 4:00 PM for early registration and to get warmups in.

- We will be playing on in-house monitors, which will be tested beforehand to ensure we are using the ones with less lag.

Full info is at the link below, I hope to see you there!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Makoto, Ibuki and Dudley CONFIRMED!

I know that if you care at all about SF4, you've already seen the new introduction trailer for the new additions to Super SF4. Well and good.

However, you may not have seen the Japanese version yet, which in my opinion contains vastly superior voice acting, especially in Dudley's and Makoto's case. The new Ultras are sick, especially Dudley's Rolling Thunder, which thanks to 3D camera angles is now revealed as an homage to the Dempsey Roll from Hajime no Ippo!

To view the trailer, just click here and select the SUPER Promotion Trailer #4. Oh, and bonus tease at the end...heh.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

SFIV Tournament is a go!

Hey guys, I apologize for the lack of posts of late, but I’ve got a great announcement to make up for it. I am pleased to announce what will hopefully become the first of many tournaments, 
the Street Fighter 4 PowerPlay Beatdown!

When: February 27th, 2010. Tourney proper starts at 5:00 PM
Where: The location for the event will be PowerPlay Videogames in Cordova.
Address is 841 N. Germantown Pkwy, Cordova TN 38018. It’s directly beside the Outdoors INC. However, it can be a bit tricky to locate, so here’s a Google Maps link…38018&view=map

Registration: $10.
Format will be double elimination, best 2 out of 3 per set. Semis will also be 2 out of 3, but we may bump it up to 3 of 5 if time allows. Finals is 3 out of 5. Loser may switch characters, winner must keep same character. We will be on 360, but we will do our best to also have a PS3 setup for those who prefer it. We will have casuals before the official start at 5:00 for warmups.

BYOC. Bringing your own controller or stick is highly recommended. I will try to have Fightpads and classic controllers available for public use, but in the end if you want to be sure that you’ll be on a controller you prefer, bring your own.
The tourney will be held on the in-house monitors, which will be tested beforehand to ensure we are using the ones with the least lag. May the best player win.
Prize money will be determined by number of entrants.

If you’re going up to Final Round in March, this is a good opportunity to get some practice in. This is the first one I’m helping organize, so hopefully we can do this on the regular.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Super SF4 Release date announced! More info!

So last night Capcom unleashed a bunch of new info regarding Super SF4. We now have a release date: April 27th, 2010. Also, there will be a collectors edition, that includes a new anime DVD, a soundtrack disc, and an artbook. The official release is quoted below: 
Super Street Fighter® IV will be coming to the Xbox 360®video game and entertainment system from Microsoft® and PS3 system on April 27, 2010 in North America and April 30, 2010 in Europe. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Street Fighter IV will further redefine the 2-D fighting genre with a host of new features including new characters, new ultra combos, new online modes, the return of the famed bonus stages and retuned online and offline gameplay. Super Street Fighter IV’s new characters include Street Fighter’s first Tae Kwon Do-styled fighter – the deadly female fighter Juri – classic Street Fighters such as Cody, Guy, T. Hawk, Dee Jay, Adon and more to complement the full roster of returning fighters from Street Fighter IV. Featuring all new user-selectable Ultra Combos and advancements to the online gameplay and matchmaking, Super Street Fighter IV is the ultimate vision of Street Fighter.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New SSF4 Video! Fight Night Tonight.

It’s the new era of hype all over again! The newest video just released has a look at several new ultras and costumes. All I can say is GET HYPE! SSF4 is coming, kids. Get your one-inch punch on! Check it out HERE.
Oh yeah, don’t forget to come to fight night tonight, I hope to see you guys there.