Ho Chi Minh City HCMC Vietnam

junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ねJoined: Posts: 108
edited December 2013 in World
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Anything Street Fighter HCMC/Saigon related, please contact user hismit. He's the guy you want to talk to.
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  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    edited December 2013
    Weekly Meet in HCMC/Saigon
    07/18/2012
    For people who about to visit Saigon (HCM City). Just PM me whenever you wanna play SF (I hit SRK forum everyday so don't worry :)).
    I'm one of the organizers of SFIV community in Saigon. We usually hang out every Sunday afternoon in a game center located in Cach Mang Thang 8 street (district 3). The place is stacked with consoles and we have unmodded X360 and free arcade sticks :) .
    PM hismit for more information.
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  • SmokeMaxXSmokeMaxX T.O. of A.R.K. Joined: Posts: 7,974
    Wish there was more activity in this thread. I went to one arcade about 8 years ago that was rocking several SF Alpha cabs. Wish I could give you more info than that, but I was young then and had no idea where we were at.
  • fake_rooglefake_roogle Joined: Posts: 65
    It's been a while (I visit every year), but I wouldn't bank on Diamond Plaza having anything. Last I went, all they have is Tekken 3, Bloody Roar 2 (I think?), MvC1 and Samurai Shodown all on bust up cabs. Parkson Plaza also has an arcade but I wouldn't say I'm confident about that place having them either.
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    Wish there was more activity in this thread. I went to one arcade about 8 years ago that was rocking several SF Alpha cabs. Wish I could give you more info than that, but I was young then and had no idea where we were at.

    Yea there is only like 2-3 other Vietnam threads on SRK that I've found. I figured since I'm going to be here for quite a while (not on vacation) I should start my own thread.
    It's been a while (I visit every year), but I wouldn't bank on Diamond Plaza having anything. Last I went, all they have is Tekken 3, Bloody Roar 2 (I think?), MvC1 and Samurai Shodown all on bust up cabs. Parkson Plaza also has an arcade but I wouldn't say I'm confident about that place having them either.

    I was in HCMC in 2008 and I could have sworn I saw a SF cab in the Diamond Plaza Arcade/Superbowl. Since I'm in Hue at the moment I'll have to wait till I get back in HCMC to find out. On and I forgot about the Parkson, I'll check it out too. I mean what the hell... I'm always around the area anyways.

    Anyways, I updated the OP. Only found one arcade so far in Hue and it was a little disappointing. The BigC building is pretty new too.
  • hismithismit VietnAmazing Joined: Posts: 434
    I'm from Vietnam and live in HCM. It's sad to say we got no decent arcade centers anymore. Vincom center looks promising at first but there's nothing good there except 4-6 Tekken 6 BR cabs. Others are tons of SNK stuffs with wrongly mapped buttons. There's not a single one Street Fighter IV cab there, same as ST, 3S and BB.

    SF IV players in HCM mostly play online on XBLA, while 3S players do on ArcLive emulator.
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    I'm from Vietnam and live in HCM. It's sad to say we got no decent arcade centers anymore. Vincom center looks promising at first but there's nothing good there except 4-6 Tekken 6 BR cabs. Others are tons of SNK stuffs with wrongly mapped buttons. There's not a single one Street Fighter IV cab there, same as ST, 3S and BB.

    SF IV players in HCM mostly play online on XBLA, while 3S players do on ArcLive emulator.

    Hey hismit thanks for replying. It's sad to hear that there aren't any SF cabs around HCMC. That sure saved me a bunch of time trying to find one. But it's good to hear that their is a scene. I'm wondering if you know where I can pick up Xbox controllers, accessories, or specifically a power supply/brick. Yes... I made the mistake of plugging in my USA power supply to a VN outlet without a transformer. I have a transformer now but I can't find a power supply. I actually ordered one online but it hasn't arrived yet.:sad:

    I also forgot to ask, how are you getting XBL to work in VN? According to MS XBL isn't supported/available in VN last time I checked. I'm guessing you are using some sort of VPN or proxy? I specifically subscribed to a VPN so I can watch USA TV, Netflix, and of course XBL.
  • yearlyncyearlync Joined: Posts: 1
    Hello junK0 , I can help you with the xbox 360
    It very easy with one shop call Haloshop I think you can go here K?t Tinh Công Ngh? Thõa Mãn ?am Mê
    Address and phone is here : (08) 39 141 494 (08) 39 144 998
    82 Pasteur
    Ph??ng B?n Nghé
    Q.1 , TP.HCM
    They can fix almost anything or mod ;) with a lot of accessory , but anyway you can come there and fix your power supply with cheap price and fast ( they can speak english too ).
    About account xboxlive in VN mostly we chose region Jap or HK or anywhere around near asia if it on the list of country so we can play normal as region you chose above in System setting> Locate I believe ( that a good thing about xbox if your country not support or available then we just change our locate ;dd).
    PS: you can play XBL with japan and nearly full bar network too but depend on time internet traffic of the day.
    And sorry about arcade thing I believe there is not single SF arcade on the whole country , but we do have one SSF club and strong one but mostly is play offline , I don't know about speaking English but there is three or four guys married with vietnamese girl and stay in VN for business is Cr8zykill3 and Simplistic, Noobiex, Dannyguile or someone else I missed. And all of there guys have XBL with online time almost daily so you can play with them if you want to! For easy just add this guy Kamikaze Ryu then you can find another ppl easy.
    Have fun in VN
    There is another one player XBL add him if you can : Cr8zyK1LL3r
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    Hello junK0 , I can help you with the xbox 360
    It very easy with one shop call Haloshop I think you can go here K?t Tinh Công Ngh? Thõa Mãn ?am Mê
    Address and phone is here : (08) 39 141 494 (08) 39 144 998
    82 Pasteur
    Ph??ng B?n Nghé
    Q.1 , TP.HCM
    They can fix almost anything or mod ;) with a lot of accessory , but anyway you can come there and fix your power supply with cheap price and fast ( they can speak english too ).
    About account xboxlive in VN mostly we chose region Jap or HK or anywhere around near asia if it on the list of country so we can play normal as region you chose above in System setting> Locate I believe ( that a good thing about xbox if your country not support or available then we just change our locate ;dd).
    PS: you can play XBL with japan and nearly full bar network too but depend on time internet traffic of the day.
    And sorry about arcade thing I believe there is not single SF arcade on the whole country , but we do have one SSF club and strong one but mostly is play offline , I don't know about speaking English but there is three or four guys married with vietnamese girl and stay in VN for business is Cr8zykill3 and Simplistic, Noobiex, Dannyguile or someone else I missed. And all of there guys have XBL with online time almost daily so you can play with them if you want to! For easy just add this guy Kamikaze Ryu then you can find another ppl easy.
    Have fun in VN
    There is another one player XBL add him if you can : Cr8zyK1LL3r

    Hey yearlync, thanks for the very informative post. I'm checking out the website and they sure offer a lot of stuff. However, I'm not too into the whole hacked Xbox scene. I'll stop by and see what kind of price they'll quote me on a power brick though.

    I still haven't been able to set up my Xbox yet. So I've just been playing SFIV on PC. Eh, better than nothing right now.
  • ranmasamaranmasama I dive kick irl Joined: Posts: 1,657
    Any updates on sf cabs or nice capcom fighting game arcades? I'm gonna be in saigon/hochimin for 10 days in January.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/battleforthesouth - Louisiana Tourneys/Casuals
    http://www.justin.tv/ranmasama - Random Xbox Live Matches. On at random times.
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    Any updates on sf cabs or nice capcom fighting game arcades? I'm gonna be in saigon/hochimin for 10 days in January.

    I haven't come across SF anything for the 10 months I've been here...:mad: Maybe someone else can chime in.:tup:
  • tlkayintlkayin Joined: Posts: 1
    Hello,

    I've been living in Hanoi for three years now, and there is no fighting game scene here at all. I've tried contacting a few locals, but they seemed a bit wary of playing with a foreigner. Otherwise, it's rare that an expat will be interested in playing any sort of fighting game.

    I have a PS3, and I've tried playing online, but the internet connections here are really slow, so I haven't even been able to start up a single match. I wouldn't count on Xbox Live being much better.

    The only arcade I know of is on the fifth floor of Vincom Tower, but it's like taking a trip back in time to a family arcade in the 90s, except all the machines are broken and there are no fighters.

    If you're ever in Hanoi though, I'd be glad to play a few matches of any game with you.
  • osiriskiddosiriskidd Joined: Posts: 582
    so i'm going to be going back to vietnam on the 29th of january.
    I'm going to be back and forth from HCMC and binh hoa, as well as sightseeing.
    i haven't be back for about 8 years so i'm sure everything's different.
    Would anyone be interested in getting together and playing some?

    i'd just like to know if i should bring my stick or not.
    my vietnamese is pretty bad too >.>
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    If you're ever in Hanoi though, I'd be glad to play a few matches of any game with you.

    If I ever find myself up in the north I'll be sure to say hi!

    My update:
    I've recently purchased a subscription to Xbox Live and have been playing online. tlkayin is right for the most part, the connections here suck! They are slow and unreliable (not surprising). However, I do manage to get some decent games going. Usually people from Singapore. I also did manage to find someone, I'm guessing an expat based on his avatar, in HCMC. We always seemed to get matched up so I added him. His XBL is : niranb (if you are reading this and want me to remove your SN just let me know). However, most of the time it is super super frustrating to get a game going online. If anyone in the general SE Asia region wants to add me my XBL is: nakoruru007
    Would anyone be interested in getting together and playing some?

    If you don't mind playing with a newb/mediocre player I have no problems playing a few local matches. I should be free during that time... Where will you be staying? I'm in Phu Nhuan which is really close to the airport.
  • osiriskiddosiriskidd Joined: Posts: 582
    If you don't mind playing with a newb/mediocre player I have no problems playing a few local matches. I should be free during that time... Where will you be staying? I'm in Phu Nhuan which is really close to the airport.
    ill be back and forth from binh hoa and ho chi minh city.
    we'll exchange more info as the time comes :D
  • osiriskiddosiriskidd Joined: Posts: 582
    update: my flight leaves 24th.
    i'm landing on the 26th.

    whats the preferred method of contact in vietnam these days.
    i assume everyone has cell phones now :D
  • CuongsterCuongster Joined: Posts: 19
    Hi guys !

    Just to say I'm vietnamese as well :) I left Vietnam for France when I was 6.

    I've never come back to Vietnam but I may do it soon.

    How is Vietnam now ?
  • ranmasamaranmasama I dive kick irl Joined: Posts: 1,657
    First time going back to vietnam. 4 days in so far. Saigon and Hanoi really feels like a big city in the US, just a lot of motorbikes. Havent seen anything fighting game related but I'm not really looking for it anyway. It really seems like business is good for everyone in the city. So much shopping is happening, lots of traffic. Tet is coming up so that might be the reason for high traffic atm. Cell phones and internet is good way to contact people.
    http://www.youtube.com/user/battleforthesouth - Louisiana Tourneys/Casuals
    http://www.justin.tv/ranmasama - Random Xbox Live Matches. On at random times.
  • osiriskiddosiriskidd Joined: Posts: 582
    So I'm in hcmc and having fighting game withdrawal. Anywhere to go or anyone to play? I also didn't take a stick :(

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  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    If you mean arcades? No clue. You can try Diamond Plaza in District 1 but I really really doubt they have SF.
    If you didn't bring a stick then that's too bad as I only have one and a fight pad.
  • osiriskiddosiriskidd Joined: Posts: 582
    I can play on pad. We should play! I don't know my way around though.

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  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    When are you available? I have some free time tomorrow... but you'd have to figure out a way to get here :P. I PM'ed you my VN number...
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    I never heard from you. It's cool, I guess. I'm sure you're busy with friends/family. Just wanted to update the thread.
  • SimpliztiKSimpliztiK Joined: Posts: 11
    Hello fellow sf players :)!!!
    My name is Jonny and i lived in socal for 14yrs. I moved back to vn for work, i can assure you there's a pretty strong sf community in HCM, we do offline at a console video game joint every sunday from 5pm til umm you have enough salt then you can go home whenever lol. You can bring your stick/pad if you have to but you really don't have to because we will have everything for you but we will play on the xbox only since it has better frame than the ps3.

    @ Coungster : are you the honda player from Europe? yes according to the time you left vn til now, VN really changed alot. Whenever you're back to vn to visit, just hit me up then i'll have the sf community to welcome you :).

    You can contact me at 0919 581 000 for more infos and my gamertag for xbox is Simpliztik, i'm on the xbox everyday so i'm down for games.

    Edit: i forgot to mention that the active website for vn players is here http://forums.gamevn.com/forumdisplay.php?428-Street-Fighter-Club but you can you use google translate to visit since it's in vietnamese, you can also post in english if you like, there'll be someone to answer you.
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    Got a chance to play with SimpliztiK a few weeks ago. Great games... I definitely need to up my game because I just got destroyed. hah hah... damn work/family never giving me any time to play :-P
  • sheezysheezy Joined: Posts: 6
    I'm a New Zealand Vietnamese over in HCMC at the moment. I start to miss my fighting games when I'm here, and I figured in a city this big there has to be some FGC action.. Hit me up with a PM and maybe we can sort something out.. :D
  • ihiryuihiryu Diet Balrog Player !KTB-BC! Joined: Posts: 3,495
    Whoa this is crazy. My family lives in Ben Luc which is a few minutes away from Saigon. Last time I went (about two years ago) there was one arcade of nice size, but the only FG cab I could find was a GGXX cab, and punch wasn't working.

    I did get to play someone in Long An that had a bootleg SF4 cab, however he didn't speak a lick of english, and my vietnamese isn't very good. He played Akuma/Gouki though if that helps.
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  • bboysanstormbboysanstorm Phong Cách Cọp Joined: Posts: 3,200 ✭✭✭✭✭ OG
    theres only kof in saigon. i never found any sf, the closet thing i found to sf was SvC:chaos.....
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  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    I'm a New Zealand Vietnamese over in HCMC at the moment. I start to miss my fighting games when I'm here, and I figured in a city this big there has to be some FGC action.. Hit me up with a PM and maybe we can sort something out.. :D

    If you want to play SF in HCMC then I suggest you contact SimpliztiK. I had a chance to play with him on XBL and he is a very good and friendly player. From what I remember he says there is a SF meet in HCMC and it happens (happened?) every Sunday night. Shoot him a PM. If you want to play with a crappy player then shoot me a PM :)). I don't think I can hang with those guys :P
  • sheezysheezy Joined: Posts: 6
    If you want to play SF in HCMC then I suggest you contact SimpliztiK. I had a chance to play with him on XBL and he is a very good and friendly player. From what I remember he says there is a SF meet in HCMC and it happens (happened?) every Sunday night. Shoot him a PM. If you want to play with a crappy player then shoot me a PM :)). I don't think I can hang with those guys :P

    I just visited Crescent Mall near Phu my hung, in district 7. It's a big new place, has SSF4AE, KOFXIII on the top floor arcade; slightly shoddy cabinets but playable nonetheless. Seems like the only place with them in HCMC!
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    I just visited Crescent Mall near Phu my hung, in district 7. It's a big new place, has SSF4AE, KOFXIII on the top floor arcade; slightly shoddy cabinets but playable nonetheless. Seems like the only place with them in HCMC!

    That's good to know, thanks for sharing. I recently went to Vincom Tower in HCMC it has a decent arcade (pretty big too). I don't remember too many fighters other than a KoF cab and possibly a VS title of some sort (XVSF or MVC2 don't remember).
  • hismithismit VietnAmazing Joined: Posts: 434
    For people who about to visit Saigon (HCM City). Just PM me whenever you wanna play SF (I hit SRK forum everyday so don't worry :)).
    I'm one of the organizers of SFIV community in Saigon. We usually hang out every Sunday afternoon in a game center located in Cach Mang Thang 8 street (district 3). The place is stacked with consoles and we have unmodded X360 and free arcade sticks :) .

    And Simpliztik is also a member of us, he lives in Dong Nai and only come to Saigon for tournaments. There might be a big tournament on September so It'd be great if someone arrive here at that time and join us :)

    @junKO: If you lives in Saigon you can join us :)
  • junK0junK0 ごめんね。。。ね Joined: Posts: 108
    For people who about to visit Saigon (HCM City). Just PM me whenever you wanna play SF (I hit SRK forum everyday so don't worry :)).
    I'm one of the organizers of SFIV community in Saigon. We usually hang out every Sunday afternoon in a game center located in Cach Mang Thang 8 street (district 3). The place is stacked with consoles and we have unmodded X360 and free arcade sticks :) .

    And Simpliztik is also a member of us, he lives in Dong Nai and only come to Saigon for tournaments. There might be a big tournament on September so It'd be great if someone arrive here at that time and join us :)

    @junKO: If you lives in Saigon you can join us :)

    hismit, thanks for the update. If you don't mind I'll add it to the OP. Yes, I still live in Saigon. A tournament in September? Sounds interesting. What kind of turnout are you expecting? I wouldn't mind joining you guys for some casuals but really I'm not very good at all. I'm terrible, so I can't really bring any good competition. I don't want to embarrass myself :). In fact I haven't played SFIV in awhile, ha ha. I'll PM you my contact info in case you wanna meet up online or whatever.
  • TsDaichiTsDaichi Joined: Posts: 3
    @JunK0 The tournament in September is the Biggest Tournament in Vn.
  • DProphecyDProphecy Joined: Posts: 1
    Hi guys, i just reached HCMC yesterday. will be working here for 3 weeks.

    Where do you guys hangout?
  • ilitiritilitirit Joined: Posts: 6,383
    I'll be in HCMC for about 5 days in November. How far is Crescent Mall from District 1?
  • hismithismit VietnAmazing Joined: Posts: 434
    It's about 4km. Feel free to contact me when you come. Currently our two main games are AE2012 & Persona 4 Arena!
  • ilitiritilitirit Joined: Posts: 6,383
    Thanks, will do.
  • HeroscaperHeroscaper The Strategist Joined: Posts: 77
    Hello hismit !

    I'm in Vietnam for about 1 month and I would like to know if I can join your local street fighter scene in Saigon. Just let me know when and where I can play and meet up with you guys.

    Thanks

    P.S: I also sent you a private conversation, waiting for your reply.
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  • hismithismit VietnAmazing Joined: Posts: 434
    Just PMed you bro!
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