1996 Xband Fighting Game Top 5 Lists - Scans from Tips & Tricks Magazine

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  • xband411xband411 Xbander Joined: Posts: 14
    I fucked with the P.I. (Politically Incorrect) squad from N.Y. for a looooooooooong time. Sheer Terror (Rich) was actually pretty cool in the beginning, then he thought he was XBand's martyr. Heh. They were garbage at MK2, and only marginally good at UMK3. Lol @ Magnus Zhor. I remember playing Fr00t L00p (Todd) in NBA Jam TE... speaking of which, NBA Jam comes out for 360 next month lol.. boomshakalaka, bitches.

    Hey man, did you ever talk to an XBander in Orlando named oL DoGG? I think his name was Phil. I'm not sure what games he used to play, but he was a cool guy back in the day. I might have met him playing NBA Jam TE or something.
  • JIVE TURKEY JONESJIVE TURKEY JONES Aegis Connoisseur Joined: Posts: 992
    ah that makes sense. i almost wish it didn't because the famicon game was some dbz fighting game my friend was obsessed with (he used to pay $30 to import 10th generation vhs tapes of 4 episodes of dbz in the mid 90s before it was popular) and every time we hung out he wanted to play the fighting game non stop and i hated it ha
    lol I had a friend like that.

    Even if he didn't have xband/gamegenie... nothing would have changed. He would have still been playing the game all the time due to the "quick mod". Studtroooper already explained the bypass was physical, so I'll just quickly elaborate and explain what your friend could have done. (and what most people did lol)

    Here are the bottom views of Super Famicom, and Super Nintendo (USA) cartridges. Top is jap, bottom is USA.
    http://apecape.ewell.me/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/800px-SNES_Cartridge_Comparison_bottom1.jpg

    See those grooves on the bottom of the USA cartridge? That's where the USA console's "lockout pins" went that Studtrooper mentioned. USA console "lockout pins" can be seen below:
    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v453/KuroMatsuri/tabs.jpg

    As Studtrooper mentioned, Since Jap version cartridges didn't have those grooves, they wouldn't fit into the console slot properly. (They sat too high to be read by the USA console.)

    People simply took a pair of pliers, gripped the plastic pins, one quick twist... and voila. Region lock bypassed. lol The pins were rather soft. Later, Nintendo made the pins with a stronger plastic, so people just simply heated the pliers to counter that. Cut through like they were butter.

    Jive Out!
  • NocturnalNocturnal SNK Supporter Joined: Posts: 2,977 mod
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    That brings me back when I used to work at a comic book shop. This guy had his Snes modded that way so he could play all the import jap games on it. Good times.
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  • TheGodOfPezTheGodOfPez Random select ftw. Joined: Posts: 1,393
    Hey man, did you ever talk to an XBander in Orlando named oL DoGG? I think his name was Phil. I'm not sure what games he used to play, but he was a cool guy back in the day. I might have met him playing NBA Jam TE or something.

    Lol, yup. I hung out with Phil for a lil' bit after the Xband scene died down. That was my dude! I wonder what the fuck he's up to nowadays? And yup, he was a TE player. I also hung out with a dude named Joe, who was awesome at KI, and his Xband tag was aL cOhoLic X
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  • CatalystCatalyst For all your supernatural elimination needs. Joined: Posts: 132 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Good god...I spent a TON of time on XBand. I was ShadowCat on there, and only used Cammy on SSF2. Never knowing who you'd get matched up with was like high drama back then.
    XBL: Catalyst
    PSN: CanyonSplitter
    CFN: Catalyst

    SFV: Necalli, Alex, Cammy
    USF4: T.Hawk, Dan, Cammy
    SF3 3S: Q, Sean
    SFA3: T.Hawk, Dan, Cammy

  • TheGlowTheGlow Inverted Reverse Fall-away Master Joined: Posts: 900 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Rise from your grave!
    Wow, yea this crap comes to haunt me every now and then. I was banging in NYC area on snes mk2 and KI as
    Son Gokuo.
    Skytel brings back mems. last i checked 3 years ago one of my boxes was still up. My greeting there but password was changed. TheWarlock was the one that started that shit with Tenryu. I still talk to them, Tenryu puts out prank calls as GuyFromBrooklyn now.
    Wow Nation X News. I dont recall but if that was the one wit the occasional MK2 hack n what not, I was brought in later as page 4 or some crap.
    And I had the keyboard. I heard they stopped making em when people would use Mario World just for chat. it took longer to type on a controller so they got more mins outta people.
  • xband411xband411 Xbander Joined: Posts: 14
    Lol, yup. I hung out with Phil for a lil' bit after the Xband scene died down. That was my dude! I wonder what the fuck he's up to nowadays? And yup, he was a TE player. I also hung out with a dude named Joe, who was awesome at KI, and his Xband tag was aL cOhoLic X

    Hey man, Phil (oL Dogg) showed up on the XBand Facebook group that we have. Drop by if you want to say "hi".

    https://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_18698714136
  • xband411xband411 Xbander Joined: Posts: 14
    very cool thread. xband was the first online service for consoles on the SNES. Cigarbob and kuroppi were talking about the better players on xband just the other day on ggpo. dream theater = og??????

    do any of the OG's have any VHS sessions of some of these battles? I want to see what online looked like back then.

    I just received a DVD from a former Xbander named Nothingness that has tons of SSF2 footage from the Sega Genesis Xband. I just uploaded the first match, which is between him and The Master Jon:

  • PointBreak91PointBreak91 Custom costumes for SFV please Cap Joined: Posts: 666
    The game never changes, only the players.

    TriaxTurboTouch360Controller.jpg

    But seriously, hardcore pictures and clips, thanks for sharing the memories :tup:
    twitch.tv/nyc_vf
  • PorkNBeansPorkNBeans Joined: Posts: 1
    I was Mid-Knight Lover from Hoboken.
  • Jion_WansuJion_Wansu Joined: Posts: 6,247
    Real blast from the past...

    I remember back in 2002 or so Ricky Ortiz was in Tips and Tricks, etc.
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