ARcades in Taiwan?

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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Saving up for another, only got one fake Tekken 5 Hori.
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    alright cool i will be in Taipei in a few days. hope to see some of you out there...

    which arcade was good for cvs2 again? was it none still? =(
    come on lets play
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    I checked all over the underground mall and found nothing. Then I went back to this thread and found out that GM moved to a new location near the mcdonalds. I checked the areas of BOTH mcdonalds and there was no arcade. I went to Dino World (which is now called Tom's World for some taiwanese reason) and while they have ddr supernova and freaksv3, there were no capcom fighters. As usual, it was all KOF...

    Where is the street fighter in this city????? Well at least I got a lot of exercise. Help please? :sad:
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • face2kface2k 3S Noob! Don't laugh Joined: Posts: 129
    i live in Taiwan

    it's kinda boring.....all they play is KOF

    pisses me off a lot!

    i only play street fighter

    i might be trying out ot play guilty gear sometime


    i live in kaoshuing(???) really boring down here!! :arazz:
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  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    damn that sucks. Kaosiung is hella far...and yeah, I've only found one SF2 cab in all of taipei. OH yeah and one MvC2 machine in Banciao, but it was at one of those 18+ arcades. I've looked everywhere...Taiwan does not play capcom :sad:
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Ok. So I've found Adventure Club (Shandao Temple exit 6 on the MRT) and I met like 5 people that play CvS2 so that's a good and healthy number. The competition is pretty decent! They know all the combos and have pretty decent footsies, albeit a bit on the turtle side concerning Bison...If anyone is in need of a street fighter fix while in Taipei I can show you where we gather 09-3047-8201

    They use nice Hori sticks but I'm still not used to them. Last time I was there, someone was playing with a Wii and a few others were playing other mech type games...it's a nice geek retreat ^_^;
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • face2kface2k 3S Noob! Don't laugh Joined: Posts: 129
    Ok. So I've found Adventure Club (Shandao Temple exit 6 on the MRT) and I met like 5 people that play CvS2 so that's a good and healthy number. The competition is pretty decent! They know all the combos and have pretty decent footsies, albeit a bit on the turtle side concerning Bison...If anyone is in need of a street fighter fix while in Taipei I can show you where we gather 09-3047-8201

    They use nice Hori sticks but I'm still not used to them. Last time I was there, someone was playing with a Wii and a few others were playing other mech type games...it's a nice geek retreat ^_^;


    im only know how to paly with PS2 controllers.....i really need to near how to play
    woth arcade sticks....i've used an hori stick and i was hard to do moves cuz the restricter was 8sided and i could't do my moves..... i think i should use a round restricter
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  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Oh wow, is that easy to switch out? I think a round restricter would help me out as well. But...I don't wanna mess around too much cuz the sticks belong to the owner of the place. Right now I'm in Korea but I will be back in Taiwan in February; got any plans to go to Taipei? What are you up to in Kaoshiung?
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • face2kface2k 3S Noob! Don't laugh Joined: Posts: 129
    im usually playing 3s at my friends house cuz we hate KOF haha

    im only 15 so i dun think i'll be goin to Taipei

    i just wanna find an arcade that i can play 3rd strike in

    cuz playing at home with the comp is boring as hell.....


    about the restricter thing i checked come threads in SRK forums and i think it is possible the change because they do sell restricters online

    i might be buying a Playstation 3 when it's Chinese New Year so i'll defenetly
    buy a Hori Arcade Pro 3!

    you got and MSN?? let's talk more on MSN ^^
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  • DeuceDeuce goosey Joined: Posts: 267
    miss the hot girls in skirts/boots

    room 18 is the shit
    fjs
  • MisuchiruMisuchiru Joined: Posts: 208
    make sure you catch bikini nights
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Don't go to MoS unless you absolutely know it's gonna be packed, cuz then it'll just be decent. The place is habitually empty despite its huge floor space. Waste of money. Haven't tried Room 18 yet since I've been going to hole-in-the-wall bars. Luxy has been good to me if I ever wanna club like that
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    I think the Koreans do the short skirt/boots thing better but anyway...

    I might not be here for as long as I thought after all because of the racist job market. But I would definitely like to give a shoutout to my AC homies. AC stands for Adventure Club (haha I know I know) which is basically a nerd's paradise: 4 SONY Wega TVs, all the next gen systems (360,wii,ps3) and a lot of ps2 slims and even some old (but good) consoles such as Sega Saturn. The place is decorated with geek stuff such as comic books, mech/anime models, magazines from Japan (including all of the SBO programs, which is sweet), and best of all, pretty good competition.

    One of the guys (his name is BOB) actually went to SBO in 2002. He's got a good old-skool rushdown in the vein of Ohnuki but can also execute a fair number of new-skool A-groove cheap stuff. There's another guy who calls himself Comby and he speaks pretty good English and is a native Taipei guy. He's pretty decent at CvS2, and surprisingly extremely knowledgable about the game...he knows all the combos and pixel data, frame stuff, etc...Of course, the 3s scene is bigger but I don't play that. They also play some of the other asian fighters such as Melty Blood and of course KOF. But yeah this place is awesome. All you have to do is pay for a beverage (30 NT) and you get to play all day. Just don't piss off the boss and you're in.

    I feel lucky to have stumbled upon the place. Great atmosphere and great equipment (at least 3 hori sticks at any time of day; sometimes the regulars bring their own sticks which are also horis), it's gonna be hard to beat.

    Take the Blue MRT line to Shandao Temple Station and get off at Exit 6. take your first left and make another left at the corner onto a relatively quiet street (BeiPing Rd.). It's the building with the umm...red flag on the door. Just peer in the windows (not on Mondays cuz it's closed) and you'll see it.

    The reason I'm posting all of this up is cuz this is a great place and I would want my fellow SF players to see the hidden talent that Taipei has. I might not be here much longer and didn't want to see this place go unnoticed.
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Adventure club > any arcade in norcal.

    How often do you go there? I might go back if I go back to Taipei, but I'm not sure if you will still be there at that time.
    and why don't you teach English? always jobs in that field.
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Ah. I am in Korea right now. The job I have here pays infinitely better than anything I could have gotten in Taiwan. I dunno if you know about tealit.com but that's where a lot of English teaching jobs are posted and they all pretty much suck. Plus, I'm an ABC, which is not what the Taiwanese parents are paying for. You probably know what I'm talking about...but yeah, I'm gone. I will definitely miss Taiwan though; it has such an endearing charm despite the pollution and traffic.

    The horror stories about teaching English used to always come out of Korea. The roles are pretty much reversed; Taiwan is becoming less and less of a "great secret" and more like a static gulag with dwindling wages...while Korea has cleaned up its act and is paying much better. (79200 NT a month basically, with free apt, try finding that in Taiwan)

    If you go to AC, be sure to tell the guys I said hi! ^_^
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Wow, makes me sad to hear another example of how Taiwan's economy is sucking ass. But it's cool that you found a better job, that's a lot more than what my Canadian friends were getting in Taichung...

    I actually just heard that Adventure Club had to move (or close?) from my taiwanese friend who plays 3rd. I'm not too surprised though since I hardly ever saw anyone buy anything there besides food.

    So is the Korean arcade scene better than Taiwan's non-existant/dying scene? I know they're awesome at tekken, but anything else?
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    What????? No way! That's some tragic news...but yeah, was it supposed to be a business? I thought the "boss" owned the place and did it for a hobby or something...but I never thought to ask. Aww man that makes me sad. The community already had to move a few times...Combie was telling me a brief history of how they had to move from GM because the owner lost focus...

    I'm still pretty new to Korea but I saw a few arcades here and there. I don't play Tekken so I wouldn't know if they were good or not, but yeah the arcades are lacking in the Capcom department...

    Nowadays the PC bangs in both Korea and Taiwan are filled with mmorpg types, but Korea still plays Starcraft (of course), and a game called Sudden Attack, which looks like SFOnline...maybe they're the same game? I dunno I never really checked it out...
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • NormalGuyNormalGuy The Life of A Ninja Joined: Posts: 215
    AC moved to another place, it didn't close down, but it did downsize so it no longer has room for those 4 wegas, kind of sucks but the rent of a shop on ground floor of that size is really high around that area, so the boss (z+) had to make some changes.

    Arcades in Taipei has been suffering for a long time now, every since Chen Sui Bian was the mayor of Taipei (I think 14 years ago) and decided that arcades were bad for the teenagers. Everyone who needed their capcom fix has had to resort to small gatherings in shops that were generous enough to let people play on their TVs. These shops however has learned that what they make a bulk of their profits off aren't from the drinks, food, etc ordered by the people playing, but rather the goods they sell from the internet. So they no longer need such a big place to do their kind of buisness, it's a shame really because these places have become a great open public place that you didn't just play games, but rather a hangout place for many of us.

    Things aren't completely over though, this April, the government in Taiwan has a bill that if passed will make getting a license in operating arcades much easier than before, finally the ignorance that seems to be in these policitian's minds that video games=gambling games are finally over. The first place that probably will open first is the Dino World in Ci-Men-Din (???), it's a good chance 3S will be there.

    But right now if you want to play 3S, you have to come to our home gatherings, we play on PS2 with 2 Hori's Real Arcade Pro, they're kind of hard to get used to if you're an American player, but they're about the best joystick you can find to use at home. If you don't know who to call, or when do we have these gatherings, just P? me and I'll give you all the info you need.

    BTW if anyone plays Marvel in Taipei and are looking for competition, PLEASE PM me, I love this game but no one plays here.

    P.S: Mogri are you Chris that used to play Oro in our ranbats, if you are then hi, and where the hell have you been, not in Taipei anymore?
    Work sucks!!!
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Larry?
    My name's Matt by the way, and I did play a really shitty Oro back a few months ago in a few ranbats. I didn't know you played marvel, man. Did you play while you were in the states?
  • NormalGuyNormalGuy The Life of A Ninja Joined: Posts: 215
    Larry?
    My name's Matt by the way, and I did play a really shitty Oro back a few months ago in a few ranbats. I didn't know you played marvel, man. Did you play while you were in the states?

    Oh hey Matt, I do remember you, so you moved to Taichung huh? That's kind of far in Taiwan standards, at least 2 hours away from Taipei. I used to play ALOT of marvel back in the US, almost on a daily basis if I can find people, do you play too? Maybe next time we can set something up, the 3S guys are all meeting at my place nowadays until we find a place that's public and cheap to put our just bought cabinets in, Eric bought these 2 cabinets that looks so cool but it's just sitting in my living room collecting dust because we still haven't been able to set it up. Hopefully we can find a place faster, cabinet play should be more exciting.
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  • DrChenDrChen Joined: Posts: 65
    Things aren't completely over though, this April, the government in Taiwan has a bill that if passed will make getting a license in operating arcades much easier than before, finally the ignorance that seems to be in these policitian's minds that video games=gambling games are finally over. The first place that probably will open first is the Dino World in Ci-Men-Din (???), it's a good chance 3S will be there.

    Any news on the bill?

    Also, will anyone be here this summer? How is the Super Turbo scene? (non-existant? :sad: )
    DrChen
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Not to sound like a cocky SOB, but I feel pretty confident with my MVC2 skills, and I'm in Taipei for another 2 weeks, hit me up.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Anyone anyone? MVc2 in TW? I'll be here til May 25th!
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    Went by both McDonald's, GM's gone. Nowhere to be found.

    Tom's world's all KOF.

    AC moved, but no one's posting where the new place is.

    I need my Marvel fix.... someone point me in the right direction. I'll settle for 3s, anything!
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    I feel for ya, man...

    I know of one arcade that has MvC2. It's on the blue line, Banciao exit. You have to walk kinda far and I forgot exactly how to get there, but it's around one of those Shane schools (they suck btw). It's in one of those gambling arcades on a high floor (7th or something)...the way I found it was by going to a nearby PC cafe and asking the patron girls to help me find an arcade. They were trying so hard to be helpful! I think her name was xiao something, and the other was Tracy. Haha...

    Yeah those directions suck, sorry I couldn't help more...oh yeah no one was playing MvC2 or the KOF machines there anyway when I went. Hmmm I'll try to see if I can get the new AC location for ya...
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • NormalGuyNormalGuy The Life of A Ninja Joined: Posts: 215
    The new AC is located in the MRT station ?? (Ti-Mien) I think? Find exit 2 and get out there, once you're out, look around for a 7-11 convenience store and a subway, AC is located in the first floor of that building, you can enter through the alley besides 7-11, then just look around once you're inside the building, it's not so hard to find it.

    The 3S crowd is a nice group of people, even though they got the TV first, they were kind enough to let me and Treatment X play some 20 matches while they sat behind us and just commented and asking what were we doing.

    Good gameds Treatment, I knew you were having some problems with the sticks, hopefully with enough playing time you'll get used to them. Oh and I asked the owner of AC for you about the Hori PS3 stick that has all red buttons, he said they have the worst recommendations from the players here, something to do with how the stick was build using cheaper parts than Hori's Arcade Pro series. Personally I like the Hori Real Arcade Pro series, their cabinet is kind of tall but the cabinet is solid, buttons and joystick are also high quality, but they're not 360s though, just some suggestions for you.

    Oh and your Mag was sick, I forgot how fast he was, you could've killed me alot of times when you touched me, but the sticks fucked up your execution.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    lol so I finally found the AC place, it is as stated by Normalguy. It's a ps2 set up to a TV, some Hori PS2 sticks, heavy 3s matches.

    My best recommendation is to get your own stick if you're an American player. I didn't wanna be rude, but fuck, the stick was driving me nuts on MVC2. And i'm naturally just not that good at 3s, so i couldn't feel a difference on 3s. But I'm used to the American stick, American straight button layout, and the PS2 version of MVC2 has some quirks on it, I can't quite put my finger on it. Anyway, BYOS if you're going to AC, or it'll drive you NUTS.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    lol, Normalguy, my bad, yeah, I ended up just said screw it. I was going to buy a stick since they're quite a deal here, without the shipping etc. That's why I asked. And if you look around, the HRAP3, or the red buttons, has a higher recommendation than the Virtual Stick HG... wishy washy actually =|... but nayway, afte this experience, I said screw it, so I just went with the Mas sticks, though it costed more... shrug. =|

    i don't think you've seen anywhere what i could do, that's what was so frustrating at the place! I tihnk maybe... 20-30% of what I can do, and I'm excited to show you some of my own tricks, my own style, but fuck... can't excute on those J-styles. =( shrug, maybe next time =|
  • NormalGuyNormalGuy The Life of A Ninja Joined: Posts: 215
    It was nice playing against you, after watching us play, one of the guys watching says next time he's willing to try this game out again. Eric's going to have it in his HD and hopefully the next time you come back here, we'll have more variety of players here.

    The sticks ownes you!!! :rofl:
    Work sucks!!!
  • DrChenDrChen Joined: Posts: 65
    Well, looks like I'm in Taiwan. I'm primarily a Super Turbo player and although I do play the other Street Fighters, I'm generally not as good.

    I'll be free round 5-6PM today and I'll be heading over to AC... Are most people there on Fridays/Weekends? Any ST or AE players?

    Hope to see you guys soon!

    Edit: Okay, I went and saw 2 guys playing 3s at about 6-7PM, then they left really soon after... When do most people go, and are there more stations (with TVs and joysticks)? How much does it cost to play? And how the hell do I even say 3rd strike or ST/AE in Chinese, I only know ????, which just means SF :/
    DrChen
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    so is there any place in taipei for some cvs2 competition...
    or actually just a cvs2 machine is good.
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    sup taiwanese dudes.

    i dont play fighting games though, mainly in taipei to shop and mack on chicks and dance competitively here.
  • NormalGuyNormalGuy The Life of A Ninja Joined: Posts: 215
    so is there any place in taipei for some cvs2 competition...
    or actually just a cvs2 machine is good.

    If you know how to type mandarin you can try to get people to play CVS2 with you at AC. I remember there was one machine in Taipei Station Underground Mall but nobody plays it there, it's one of those ghetto machine for random people to mash buttons at.

    AC is probably the only place, I know there are at least 3 people that still plays CVS2, if you're in Taiwan already, I can give you one of the guys cell number. PM me for it.
    Work sucks!!!
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    Just a heads up...Loveboat 2007 started and chances are high that most of them will go to Luxy tonight (ladies night, Independence day, etc etc). That means a clubbing experience...with lots of people who can speak English (and they aren't burnt out English teachers hehe)

    I miss Taiwan. Wouldn't work there for sure, but would definitely visit and vacation...maybe next year...oh yeah there's no boba in Korea. It's all gone...except for 2 places that I know, and they both are overpriced and not good quality...=/
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    ???

    im From ???

    we don't have anything like that down here.....

    but we do have ST

    i think i might have seen a MVC2 cabinet also but i think they moved it...

    anybody wanna play in ???(Kaohsiung)

    P.S if there is anyone that know where to play 3S or ST with other players please tell me! me and my brother are bored playing with each other... :sad:
  • NormalGuyNormalGuy The Life of A Ninja Joined: Posts: 215
    ?? I don't think you can find an arcade there anymore that has 33. I do know in ???? there are lots of good people there that plays, it's got decent sticks, ok atmosphere and the distance from ?? to ?? should be less than a hour if you take the train, might want to think about it during weekends.
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    ?? I don't think you can find an arcade there anymore that has 33. I do know in ???? there are lots of good people there that plays, it's got decent sticks, ok atmosphere and the distance from ?? to ?? should be less than a hour if you take the train, might want to think about it during weekends.

    well sounds pretty cool but im just a high school student i don't have that time and money

    we do have some ST in ?? i want to get more players to come and play
    i might go to ???? and try to find people to come and play

    so NormalGuy what do you play mostly!? :wgrin:
  • totaltoanagetotaltoanage ♥ stackin' ♥ Joined: Posts: 949
    NormalGuy check your PMS
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  • SystemSystem Joined: Posts: 508,676 admin
    i should've just read from the last page backward cause i just wrote down the directions for a billion diff arcades and 2 posts later realized they were now gone. Anyway, i play 3s & mvc2. I ran into an arcade in Guting station (get off exit 8 and walk past the electronic store and look to your right, you'll see it for sure). It has a 3s machine, you pay like 10NT and play for 13 minutes on ps2 controller... nice way to relax.
  • wepeelwepeel Blanka is my only hope Joined: Posts: 1,180
    I think I'm gonna be back in Taiwan for a week in December, but still not totally sure yet. In any case, does Adventure Club still exist in some form? Last I heard, it moved locations but I haven't heard anything since.
    do you believe I would take such a thing with me, and give it to a police man

    -find the truth on page 318 of the Thinking Out Loud Thread V.2
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