We’re Back, Baby!

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It has been YEARS since I have updated this blog, mostly because I was in Korea and wasn’t able to partake in any community events back in Sydney. But now I’m back boys, just in time for Tekken 7!

I actually received a number of emails from people who stumbled upon this page and were interested in playing Tekken with us. I always responded and pointed everyone in the right direction – and that’s something I want to continue to do for our community.

Expect more soon, but for now check out the revamped pages:

About

Where We Play

See you in the arcade!

– Joskii

OHNX 2012: Ups, Downs… but let’s focus on the Champions.

Last weekend was the weekend for Australian Tekken: the OzHadou Nationals. This is the be-all-end-all event for the players seeking the title of “Australia’s best”, and this it was also the chance to take the title as the first for Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

The event was run over two days, with four pools being played on Saturday followed by the top 8 on Sunday. The results for the pools can be found by clicking here. In addition, the matches are currently being uploaded to Lordsilver’s YouTube account: http://www.youtube.com/user/l0rds1lv3r.

After the pools, much socialising and drinking took place between players from all over Australia, and even a player from Hawaii (special shoutout to Rick aka Crimzon for being an amazing guest!). This naturally led to a Sunday morning of hangovers and large breakfasts, but for a few players the only meal on their mind was first place. The final few matches of the top 8 can be found on the OHNX stream archive. While the stream archive contains fantastic commentary by saiyuk and Colonov, higher quality versions of the top 8 will soon be online.

Finally, special thanks to Zorine aka Harli for her coverage of OHNX over on Kotaku.

 

Results

 

1st [NSW] Lucky Strikes (Sydney)
2nd [NSW] St. George (Sydney)
3rd [NSW] Handsomeboy123 (Sydney)
4th [NSW] MMT (Sydney)
5th [NSW] meat (Indo/Sydney)
5th [NSW] Lordsilver (Sydney)
7th [NSW] Crocop (Sydney)
7th [VIC] Dion (Melbourne)

 

 

Congratulations to everyone who did well at the OzHadou Nationals X 2012!

Sydney 1vs1 Tekken 6: BR Tournament (23/10/11)

へロー・ガラクシー!


Date:
Sunday 23rd of October 2011.
Time: Sign-ups 5:00 – 5:30 pm, tournament starts at 6:00 pm.
Venue: 614 George St Galaxy World, Town Hall.
Format: 1vs1 Double Elimination.
Sign up cost: $5.

We will be following the rules outlined in OzHadou. Click the link below for more information.
http://www.ozhadou.net/tournaments/…ament_Rules.pdf

Tournament Details:
<> We will be using the 2 best machines at Galaxy at the time.
<> Double elimination (you get TWO lives).
<> Matches will consist of ONE GAME until the GRAND FINAL, then BEST OF 3.
<> Random stage select.
<> If both players decide to use the same side, a coin toss will be played.
<> We will be using the life settings as they currently are (110%).
<> Seeding will be sorted on the day.
<> Prize money will be split AMONG TOP 3 PLACERS 60:30:10.

Sign ups will only be taken through the Tekken Zaibatsu thread, which can be found here: Click me to sign up!

If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the thread linked above, or by private messaging FaYd on Tekken Zaibatsu.

Sayonara GGS Tournament – Top 3

It happened. Our beloved sanctum was finally triumphed by those blasted paper-game players. However, it was never in our spirit to leave with anything less than vengeance. That we got, as we drank, smoked, and of course played Tekken like we have never played Tekken before. It was: Sayonara GGS – The Tournament.

“Read more” for the top three matches.

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Sydney 1vs1 Tekken 6: BR Tournament (26/8/11)

SAYONARA GGS!!


Date:
Friday 26th of August 2011.
Time: Sign-ups 6:00 – 6:30 pm, tournament starts at 7:00 pm.
Venue: Good Games, Broadway.
Format: 1vs1 Double Elimination.
Sign up cost: $5.

We will be following the rules outlined in OzHadou. Click the link below for more information.
http://www.ozhadou.net/tournaments/…ament_Rules.pdf

Tournament Details:
<> We will be using the head to head machines at GGS.
<> Double elimination (you get TWO lives).
<> Matches will consist of ONE GAME until the GRAND FINAL, then BEST OF 3.
<> Random stage select.
<> If both players decide to use the same side, a coin toss will be played.
<> We will be using the life settings as they currently are (110%).
<> Seeding will be sorted on the day.
<> Prize money will be split as FaYd and only FaYd sees fitting.

Sign ups will only be taken through the Tekken Zaibatsu thread, which can be found here: Click me to sign up!

 

If you have any questions please feel free to ask them in the thread linked above, or by private messaging FaYd on Tekken Zaibatsu.

This is our last tournament ever at Good Games Sydney as the machines are being removed only days after the tournament. What does this mean? It means BE THERE!!

TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance [Sydney]

TEKKEN: Blood Vengeance premiered tonight at Event Cinemas on George Street, Sydney. Naturally, a collective of the Sydney Tekken Community did what they could to attend the event in order to support the movie that we were all extremely excited to see since it was announced.

First of all, a huge thank you to Namco Bandai Partners Australia for the opportunity to attend the screening. It was actually a closed press event, as Blood Vengeance is heading straight to Blu-Ray upon commercial release in Australia as Tekken Hybrid, so being able to sit in was very much a privilege. Along with the tickets was free popcorn, drinks, and ice cream which were sensational.

The movie itself was fantastic. The only real negative thing I would point out is the English voice acting, but this seems to be something consistent across any Japanese to English adaption. For some reason, English voice actors just can’t seem to express the appropriate level of passion at particular moments, which felt awkward at times during the movie. I really look forward to the Blu-Ray release as I’m hoping it will have the Japanese-voiced sound track included.

Other than the voice acting, Blood Vengeance was extremely pleasant to watch as such a huge fan of the series. Initially I expected the movie to be a little more serious than it was, but it was actually very lighthearted with moments that were so hilarious I am still snickering as my fingers work this semi-review. As long as you watch the movie with the mindset that it was written by an anime writer (Dai Sato), you get exactly what you should expect. Great level of fan service, copious amounts of innuendo for both the fan-boys and fan-girls, and some really cool fighting scenes. As a Tekken player it was fantastic to see a good amount of fighting moves and stances from the game used in the movie, but it would have been nicer if there were a few more.

In sum, watch the movie. Try not to take it too seriously – just sit back, relax and enjoy each moment as it comes. If you are someone who has played through the Tekken story up until now, there will be a few pleasant surprises that will at least evoke moments of nostalgia, if not a huge burst of laughter. Lee is awesome.

Once again a huge shout out to Namco Bandai Partners Australia for providing the Sydney Tekken Community with the opportunity to see this movie on the big screen. Every single one of us who attended the movie had an absolutely fantastic time, with the following few hours at dinner involving us reciting lines and just generally having a huge geek out over particular scenes. We really appreciate it, and look forward to exciting Tekken-related events in Sydney in the future!

Oh and a huge thanks for the gift too! 😀

– Mike (SopSop)