THE SOUTH WILL RISE AGAIN - The Houston Thread - Texas Showdown May 5-7, 2017

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  • ES_CurseES_Curse Get ready for emanci-PAIN SON Joined: Posts: 8,461
    Hey, I'm probably going to be headed to my first tournament soon in Texas Showdown. Can anyone give me a rundown on the Texas Marvel scene? I'm going to be picking up a new team to prepare and I need to know what characters I should expect to see.
    formerly just5moreminutes. I guess the clock ran out.
  • RagingStormXRagingStormX Team Arcade Stream Joined: Posts: 5,229 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    Expect the unexpected.
  • CongoJackCongoJack Joined: Posts: 35
    We mostly play Hsien-ko, Ironman and Ghost Rider. You'd be amazed at their synergy.
  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
    Final Round 16 Mvc2 Top 8 Results!

    (Dreamcast) (20 Entrants)

    1st: Sanford Kelly
    2nd: Chunksta
    3rd: Desmond
    4th: AirbrushKing.net
    5th: GoldenBoy Neo
    6th: Justin Wong (forfeited)
    7th: Vidness
    8th: New Approach

    (Playstation 3) (13 Entrants)

    1st: Chunksta
    2nd: GoldenBoy Neo
    3rd: VDO
    4th: Krazzy
    5th: Pablo
    6th: Vidness
    7th: AirbrushKing.net
    8th: New Approach

    (Xbox 360) (14 Entrants)

    1st: GoldenBoy Neo
    2nd: Chunksta
    3rd: J360
    4th: Sanford Kelly
    5th: Justin Wong (forfeited)
    6th: VDO
    7th: Desmond
    8th: Pablo

    (Final Round 16 Champions)

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  • OLEYDOITOLEYDOIT Joined: Posts: 3
    If anyone is free this sunday, a gaming club at UH is hosting a LoL/SCII tournament with a fighting game section. Feel free to come out and bring set-ups as well! The games available at the tournament will be SF4 and UMVC3. Xbox 360 will be used for both games and food and drinks will be provided after paying for entry fee. More info can be found at the link below.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/365541453559693/
  • OLEYDOITOLEYDOIT Joined: Posts: 3
    OLEYDOIT wrote: »
    If anyone is free this sunday, a gaming club at UH is hosting a LoL/SCII tournament with a fighting game section. Feel free to come out and bring set-ups as well! The games available at the tournament will be SF4 and UMVC3. Xbox 360 will be used for both games and food and drinks will be provided after paying for entry fee. More info can be found at the link below.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/365541453559693/

    Unfortunately, the event has been canceled. For more info, please visit the FB page.
  • madocmadoc XBL: Clutch City 95 Joined: Posts: 569
    Texas Showdown is TOMORROW. On site registration ends tomorrow night, so if you're going you better be there tomorrow and get registered. Full game and stream schedule listed below. Good luck to all the players, and good luck to the organizers. I hope it is a great turnout and tournament so that Showdown can become a big force in the national tournament scene.
    http://shoryuken.com/2013/04/11/texas-showdown-2013-scheduled-for-this-weekend-april-12-14-in-houston-texas/
  • ogbalrogogbalrog Joined: Posts: 1
    sup everyone!! Im OgBalrog and i just moved to houston from los angeles and would love to start playing immediatley please hit me up by text 702 215 1677 thanks peace
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    Is there anything going on this week in Houston?
    If not I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    I may even be able to provide transportation if needed.

    --Victor
    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    Is there an arcade anywhere in this city that hasn't been closed down???
    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    I don't know of any open arcades, no. There's a place called Insomnia that hosts weeklies on Friday (free, 7-12 PM) and Tuesday ($5, 7-3 PM-AM) and a tournament every Saturday.
    I am the one true frog.
  • shadowcharlieshadowcharlie ★ஜ۩dip۞set۩ஜ★ Joined: Posts: 9,174 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    uhhh gallaria tilt is still open
    bust my gun at the sun just to sit in the shade~
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  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    It is? I heard it had closed.
    I am the one true frog.
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    I don't know of any open arcades, no. There's a place called Insomnia that hosts weeklies on Friday (free, 7-12 PM) and Tuesday ($5, 7-3 PM-AM) and a tournament every Saturday.

    They go until 3:AM on Tuesdays?


    Insomnia Video Game Culture & Vinyl Toys
    5169 Cypress Creek Pkwy (FM 1960 West)
    Houston, TX 77069
    (281) 440 - 1405

    Sunday/Monday: CLOSED
    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - MIDNIGHT
    Friday & Saturday NOON - MIDNIGHT
    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    uhhh gallaria tilt is still open

    I live only a couple miles from the Galleria, but
    does anyone from SRK actually play there?

    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • Greeny996Greeny996 Joined: Posts: 6
    Last time I went to tilt all their machines were straight up tarnished, SFIV especially. To begin with the machine had what I believed was custom controls, as tapping mp or mk would either taunt or FA. I also recall other moves being switched around. What's more, just lying your hand on the cabinet made it pick up inputs. MvC2 had some problems too iirc.

    Definitely wouldn't recommend Tilt.
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    I don't know of any open arcades, no. There's a place called Insomnia that hosts weeklies on Friday (free, 7-12 PM) and Tuesday ($5, 7-3 PM-AM) and a tournament every Saturday.

    They go until 3:AM on Tuesdays?


    Insomnia Video Game Culture & Vinyl Toys
    5169 Cypress Creek Pkwy (FM 1960 West)
    Houston, TX 77069
    (281) 440 - 1405

    Sunday/Monday: CLOSED
    Tuesday - Thursday 5:00pm - MIDNIGHT
    Friday & Saturday NOON - MIDNIGHT


    I spoke with the guy that runs the place and he confirmed that they are
    open late only for Fighters... $5 entry is no problem. I'll be there around
    midnight-thirty, it would be cool to meet some of the Houston crowd...
    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    Whoa, saw some great fights last night.
    Houston fighters definitely have some skill.

    Insomnia is pretty awesome, had a great time.
    Chris (who runs the place) is awesome too.
    Sadly, the days/hours are the exact opposite of what I need,
    so I won't be able to make it up there very often.

    Anyone up for some games on Mondays?
    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • Greeny996Greeny996 Joined: Posts: 6
    Whoa, saw some great fights last night.
    Houston fighters definitely have some skill.

    Insomnia is pretty awesome, had a great time.
    Chris (who runs the place) is awesome too.
    Sadly, the days/hours are the exact opposite of what I need,
    so I won't be able to make it up there very often.

    How was the turnout? I've never been to a local here.
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    edited June 2013
    Well I got there at about midnight-thirty, and there were still about 15 - 20 people there.
    Most were strong fighters in the games that they were playing, Saw some great matches.
    SF4 Akuma vs. Balrog, Adon vs. Cody... Also plenty of Marvel players and even some
    Mario Kart action.

    I love what Chris is doing with the place-- I only wish it were not the exact opposite
    schedule of what I need... Maybe I should get a new job!!

    I'm hosting games tomorrow morning at my place... Got two people so far,
    anyone else?

    832-767-7992
    Post edited by Victor Black on
    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • T37 RampageT37 Rampage DGAF Joined: Posts: 1,264
    Just a heads up, nearly all networking in Houston is done via Facebook, which is why this thread is so dead.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/230660523652050/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoustonVGN/
    anime swag
  • Victor BlackVictor Black Joined: Posts: 11
    Good times all night playing CoG3 with Rich.
    Also awesome to get introduced to OgBalrog today.

    Just a heads up, nearly all networking in Houston is done via Facebook, which is why this thread is so dead.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/230660523652050/
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoustonVGN/

    Ah, I suppose I need to get a MyFacePage thing then...
    Thanks for the tip!!
    Looking for gamers in Houston.
    I can host at my place on Westheimer.
    Transportation may be available.
  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
    R.I.P this houston thread. I do miss this thread every now and then especially the Team Grand Slams thread! Not gonna lie that was one of the best threads on srk to date. From me introducing the world famous 50cent/G-unit tips to me beating kensou and making him cry in mvc2. Classic moments playa's :) Was fun and now all the madness has moved to https://www.facebook.com/groups/HoustonVGN/ See yall there!

    Ps: ACHA CHA CHA and YEM YEM YEM!
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  • 2D is Forever2D is Forever Caontonese>Mandarin Joined: Posts: 592
    Any chance Houston plays KOF XIII, if so what system do you guys play on?
  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    I haven't met anyone else who plays KOF13 here. I'm learning it and am on Xbox
    I am the one true frog.
  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    There is a small group who play KOF, most of them are at EVO right now. Easiest way to reach them is on Facebook.

    http://www.facebook.com/groups/305173666202897/
    http://www.facebook.com/groups/225884037498223/
    "If I'm not here, I'm at Stargate. If I'm not at Stargate, I'm on my way to Stargate :D"
    MLG Fighting Games Referee
    Examiner Column Writer
    Texas Showdown Tournament Organizer and Director
  • ChoppaholicChoppaholic Sometimes Down Never Out Joined: Posts: 180
    What's up SRK...I'm looking to step my game up...I play all the major titles, mainly injustice and SSF4...i have a 9 to 5 job so can't get out a lot for casual play or even train for competitivegameplaywhich is really what I really want..I'm on PSN Choppaholic...hit me up whenever
  • salinadorsalinador Joined: Posts: 9
    Hey Texas,

    I am an active member of the Kansas City scene that will be down in Houston for about 3 weeks in August (from around the 7th through the 23rd). I was wondering what kind of events/hook ups are going on down in that region that I may be able to attend and get some games in with a different set of players! I mainly play SSF4, but I dabble in UMvC3/KOF/Skullgirls
  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    There are weekly tournaments and casuals at Insomnia Saturday and Friday night, but that's all I know of for anything.
    I am the one true frog.
  • Phats0Phats0 smart bomb Joined: Posts: 118
    LONG LIVE MAHVEL
  • AirbrushKingAirbrushKing AirbrushKing.net Joined: Posts: 2,028
    edited May 2015
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    HoustonVGN facebook group did 1000+ members today! It was just the other day when boys was in this thread was hating and didnt see the dream/goal but I clearly did. Shoutouts to everyone who supported and the ones who doubted me cause i look forward to continue growing this network. I said a year ago I would be one of the largest video game networks in texas and the goal has been reached. For the new players that still duck there head in this thread visit www.houstonvgn.com to join the group. Make sure your logged into facebook before going to the site. See you there and as martin lawrence use to say, PEACEEEEE!!!
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  • Sephiroth73003Sephiroth73003 Joined: Posts: 4,371
    Hey,
    My name is Chase. I moved to Houston last year but I travel for work. Looking like I might be in town for awhile this time around though. Picked up Blazblue CP and I can play a bit of Street Fighter IV / Marvel 3 but I'm rusty as all hell. Anyone up for stuff sometime. Always prefer offline play but some local psn names would be awesome also. Used to come down here from Oklahoma for tourneys sometimes, so might have met a couple peeps before.
    SF3: Makoto and Ken
  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    Well most people are on Facebook instead of on the forums. Depending on what area of town you are at, most of the offline seems to be at Insomnia VGC up north, and GameGuyz down south. There are the FB groups, HoustonVGN that you see above you, Houston Fighting Game Scene, and Houston Anime Games Group. There are more, but I think these are most tailored toward what you're asking for.
    "If I'm not here, I'm at Stargate. If I'm not at Stargate, I'm on my way to Stargate :D"
    MLG Fighting Games Referee
    Examiner Column Writer
    Texas Showdown Tournament Organizer and Director
  • B-boy TekkenB-boy Tekken AMP Up Customs Joined: Posts: 471
    I'll post this here for the lost souls. :)


    What's up Ladies and Gents. GameGuys Houston and AMPed Up Customs is Bringing the Hype for the FGC this new year!!! We have a few announcements.

    First off. We will be sponsoring a few players for our 2014 League of Fighters tournament series. As well as for this years Texas Showdown tournament in April and the GameGuy's Tournament at the Houston Arcade Expo in November. EVERYBODY will have a chance to qualify. The main 3 games that will be sponsored are SSF4:AE2012, UMVC3, and TTT2. Depending on how our Thursday nights proceed, we may sponsor for the whole line up at Texas showdown. It's all up to you.

    GameGuy's 2014 League of Fighters tournament series continues on 1/12/2014 and 1/19/2014.
    GameGuy's will throw $200 dollars to the pot which will be split depending on each games turn outs. It's up to you all. All you guy's have to do is Show Up.

    1/12/2014 will have UMvC3, TTT2, and KI
    1/19/2014 will have SSFVAE2012, SCV, and Injustice
    These Tournaments will Start at 9 pm or later. Pizza and drinks will be served. We will sponsor players for each of these tournaments. It's all up to YOU!

    Qualifications: for Sponsorship and Bonus pot money are as follows.

    1st and for most. We must have at least 20 people show up on Payback Thursday's. Not just to hang out. 20 People to pay and play.

    2nd. And this is the fun part. We will be having weekly tournaments on Thursday nights. Streamed to show that SuperArcade isn't the only hot spot in the the world. Tournaments will start at 10 pm and will be completely FREE! Winners will be place into a point system. 1st place will win 3 points, 2nd will win 2 points and 3rd will win 1 point. Placers will only be determined on the bracket. If it's a 10 man tourney, then only 1st place will win points. If we can get a 15 man bracket, 1st and 2nd will win points and if we can get 20 man bracket we will ad a 3rd place.

    All points will be tallied up and announced the Friday before each game via Facebook/Website/Text. Points will not be erased after the January tournaments. They will continue to tally up till TX Showdown. After TX Showdown, the points will be cleared. Then the tournament series will lead up to the Tournament at Houston's Arcade Expo. 1st place will of course be sponsored into the monthly tournies but it will all depend on you, Houston's FGC to determine if we will sponsor the 2nd and 3rd players. Show us support and will return the favor. :)

    Feed back is always welcomed. We hope this brings out the Competitive fighter in all of us and want to compete for some Awsome prizes. If not, just show up for Fun! Support your Culture. Let's show what Houston is made of in 2014.

    Let's start it up strong this Thursday at Payback. We have 1 Xbone with KI so let's see all this new blood. Let's see the Fierce competitiveness. Let's see the Support.

    GameGuys Houston, AMPed Up Customs. Game on!!!
  • Ranma0005Ranma0005 Drunkin Style SF Master Joined: Posts: 1,198 mod
    Merry Christmas to anybody who still checks out this thread
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    Examiner Column Writer
    Texas Showdown Tournament Organizer and Director
  • shadowcharlieshadowcharlie ★ஜ۩dip۞set۩ஜ★ Joined: Posts: 9,174 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    RIP gally TILT =[
    bust my gun at the sun just to sit in the shade~
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  • TicklebushTicklebush Joined: Posts: 8
    Newb in Spring looking to delve deeper into SSF4 AE before Ultra drops. What are the best days/times to hit up Insomnia and meet people to play with?
  • RadicalFuzzRadicalFuzz Invading Pokopon's Courtrooms Joined: Posts: 4,795
    Ticklebush wrote: »
    Newb in Spring looking to delve deeper into SSF4 AE before Ultra drops. What are the best days/times to hit up Insomnia and meet people to play with?

    There's Free Play Fridays from about 7-12 or so, and on Tuesdays you can go from about 7-3. Normally Tuesdays cost $5 but he's waiving that for the last few weeks before the shop moves to the Heights.
    I am the one true frog.
  • TicklebushTicklebush Joined: Posts: 8
    Thanks for the quick response man; I will deffo be checking that out.
  • KD AlphaKD Alpha "KD Alpha is the final boss of Laker hating." Joined: Posts: 1,356
    Just found out Insomnia moved about 12 minutes away from me, so I'm thinking about going tonight. Hoping there are people who play 3S there, how's this place work with set ups and entry fees?
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