Austin Thread @ Arcade UFO

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  • Da MinstaDa Minsta Joined: Posts: 229
    wow....... my account still works on shoryuken... 4 years later

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  • Daniel.CDaniel.C Joined: Posts: 4
    What, Texas has a scene?
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    Hi, um, so I didnt go out this weekend, but Im thinking today Ill head down to UFO just to get out of the house and see if theyll let me play Akai Katana on a 360. It was cool last weekend seeing guys playing KOF 13 so much, wish I could have joined in, but I thought it was a tourney and I got there late. I prefer KOF over other games. I dont have a current system to practice new games on, just older ones to play. I wish I could come down once a week or twice and get in with people and level up and get great.
  • Wet WillyWet Willy 流石 Joined: Posts: 7
    This Friday! (sorry for the late notice SRK!!!)
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    edited August 2013
    awe wish i could have made it
  • Daniel.CDaniel.C Joined: Posts: 4
    Wow. I wished I saw that earlier. Arcadeufo should really use their twitter.
  • DaRabidDuckieDaRabidDuckie Happiest. Duck. Ever. Joined: Posts: 9,870 mod
    Daniel.C wrote: »
    Wow. I wished I saw that earlier. Arcadeufo should really use their twitter.
    The Facebook group is much more active than this thread or their twitter account. https://www.facebook.com/groups/170184739744077/

    Just ignore the trolls and watch out for the events. You know, just like every other forum. :p
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  • IkarugaDCIkarugaDC fight for LAUGHTER Joined: Posts: 16
    i generally check FB, yelp, sows, some other places to see what ppl have to say about UFO, under the assumption the other co-owner I don't live in the same residence as actively uses Twitter and checks SRK. Clearly I'm mistaken, and I don't have control of the UFO twitter so I apologize for that being dead as hell. I need to get some sort of aggregation going for all of these places or I'm going to go crazy checking it all manually all the time. In fact, if you guys could relay anything you hear to me, like overheard complaints or something, that'd be great.

    SO. Any ppl looking to get feedback and notifications, I try to get back to ppl on FB; most (or all now?) of the posts on UFO's facebook page are by me. All the UFO catcher stuff, vending machine, blah blah, and so on. I TRY to keep up with the events, but since I don't generally participate in them myself and mr. co-owner does, I was under the assumption he shared these things on twitter, but I was proven wrong by our last 3S tournament. So I'll try to get on top of that too. REGARDLESS, I have no control over the twitter account or the webpage.

    With that said, Duckie, thanks for redirecting ppl, and I can't find coffee monster at costco or sam's lol i tried. There's just normal Monster, normal blue, I think one of the two places carries absolute zero, and some of the tea variants. If you want those, I can get stuff, but the last (incidentally, the first) purchase of monster took so long to get out the door I'd only get it knowing you wanted it. You'd essentially have your own slot in the vending machine.
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    Oh yeah just so people know they have 360 versions of Akai Katana and DOA 4 there if you want to play them. I tried to join the FB group, but was denied.
  • IkarugaDCIkarugaDC fight for LAUGHTER Joined: Posts: 16
    you might need to talk in person to one of the admins like pozer or JDR about the austin fb group because that one is a closed group.

    And yeah, I noticed we have those last time i looked in the cabinet. Torn between making an ephemeral post on FB about it, or making signage to print out later.
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  • xKurosakixKurosaki Joined: Posts: 9
    So I just moved to tx about two weeks ago. And I'm trying to find places to play competitively. The online scene just isn't for me. Please some one help me out. I plan to come out to the UFO this weekend.
  • DaRabidDuckieDaRabidDuckie Happiest. Duck. Ever. Joined: Posts: 9,870 mod
    xKurosaki wrote: »
    So I just moved to tx about two weeks ago. And I'm trying to find places to play competitively. The online scene just isn't for me. Please some one help me out. I plan to come out to the UFO this weekend.
    Might help us if you tell us what you play?

    If you play AE or UMvC3, it might help if you posted in here, too: https://www.facebook.com/groups/170184739744077/

    (PS: Don't expect people in that group to care unless you play AE or UMvC3, sadly. There are a lot of people who play other games though, they just don't post in there. There are TX groups for games like Skullgirls and KoF where lots of Austinites post.)
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    If you play 3rd strike friday and saturday from 10 to 1 theres a great handful of talent there who are all very welcoming to new players..
  • DaRabidDuckieDaRabidDuckie Happiest. Duck. Ever. Joined: Posts: 9,870 mod
    Oh yes, there is an AWESOME 3S group here. Buncha great guys!
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    Copying and pasting from the fb group

    We're in Austin, Home to arcade UFO, venue is a no brainer and I just so happened to stop by the arcade today and ran into management (joshua yan), while there I presented him with an idea that I think all of you will like and I'm more than happy to announce to you, the players.

    I give you: "For me it was Tuesday..." RanBats and gathering. Every other Tuesday bring your game, a friend, heck bring your mom, but more importantly bring $6 dollars and enjoy automatic entry into the RanBat and gain access to free play at any of the 4 available AE arcade/console set-ups so long as no tournament match is being played on it. The schedule is as follows:

    Oct 15,29
    Nov 12, 26
    Dec 10, 17
    3 week gap due to holidays
    Jan 7, 21

    Start time is tentatively scheduled for 7:30PM, with RanBats having an ever so prompt start time of 8:30PM sharp, sufficient enough time for all our locals to get out of evening class or work and make it through our infamous traffic jams. Once the tournament winds down, the unused set ups will be left on free-play and players may choose to play in whichever format they all agree upon: 2/3, 3/5, first to 3, etc. End time is also set at midnight (closing).

    RanBats will run on a point system similar to previous RanBats, points will be relegated like so:

    1st = 10pts
    2nd = 8 pts
    3rd = 6 pts
    4th = 4 pts
    5th = 2 pts
    6th = Lvl up hommie

    ********** Money WILL NOT go towards a price pot, please, please be aware of this! (I don't want anyone to end up being upset and/or disappointed). We're already getting a heck of a venue and deal that is hard to beat. This is a central location that is familiar to not only the locals, but the surrounding cities giving it greater appeal. The addition of free play pre and post RanBat action will allow us to grow the level of skill in our community in an environment that caters to us. Although not familiar with it as the host, streaming capabilities are available and I'm sure the employees would be more than willing to help in the matter. Also, If for whatever reason you decide you don't want to play AE and get the urge to play something else you'd be hard pressed to find a better place to do so. And if that's not enough, in order to offset any possible criticism and further incentivize out of town participation I'm willing to put up $100.00 of my hard earned cash towards the top 3 finishers for a 60/30/10 split.

    Rules will follow most commonly used AE tournament guidelines with a:

    - Double elimination format
    - 2/3 for all matches with the exception of grand finals with a 3/5 and any subsequent bracket reset thereafter
    - No game altering or breaking glitches
    - Winner keeps same character while the loser may pick a different one
    - Winner may change Ultra, but must chose before opponent choses his

    * for all of our Pad users UFO is equipped with both PS3s and XBOX 360s so I'll make sure to accommodate everyone in regards to this, understand this may stall things a bit, but given the fact that we'll have so many set ups available to us I don't see this being too big of an issue. Nevertheless, if you happen to own a converter please bring it along so you can jump on the first set-up available (that is not the arcade) and move things at a steady and consistent pace. Thank you.

    I will be there Every Tuesday I can, but in case of my absence I've already arranged for another member (Pozerwolf) of the community to aid me with this endeavor. I'd like to point out that this is a community driven effort by the people for the people, so for all you locals if you want this thing to thrive and flourish I challenge you to help out by running brackets and cuing-up people for matches. This will ensure continuity and growth. I Don't expect to be doing this forever and I'm sure neither does pozer, but my wish is that the torch doesn't get dropped or even passed down, but rather reassigned on a biweekly basis in order to prevent us from having such an extensive drought of competition like the one we've experienced here in Austin for the last 10 months.

    I hope to see you all next Tuesday... Let there be AE!

    Yours truly
    J.

    P.S. Let's make this a success, spread the word and let's play some games.
  • DaRabidDuckieDaRabidDuckie Happiest. Duck. Ever. Joined: Posts: 9,870 mod
    Not that I play AE, but I'd never be able to make one of these on account of my own weekly gatherings for Skullgirls that I've been doing for months now that's also held on Tuesdays.
    "Being degrading or insulting is not the same as being hype. Huh, I think I just solved the problem with the entire community." -- Mike Z on the FGC

  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    Man, I can never make it out on tuesdays to get there. one of these weeks i will though. By the way, well start to have bimonthly tournaments happening at the goodwill computer museum north above i35 and 183 down the hill from the wallmart. Ill post more info as it comes on the FB group.



    This was so much fun, it was like at 3 something am and we were sobering up after going to the bar. man, if you guys havent come to ufo on the weekend you should.
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    edited November 2013
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    Ok, so of course Akuma is banned, but everyone else is ok. Teams will be random, but ultimately someone will choose who is teamed up with who in case two really awesome players are teamed up.
  • DaRabidDuckieDaRabidDuckie Happiest. Duck. Ever. Joined: Posts: 9,870 mod
    Sad I couldn't go to the ST tournament (as it's one of my favorite games), but I sprained my shoulder and can't use an arcade stick for at least another two weeks.

    Damn shame, I bet I could have taken this thing, too. :p
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
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    Random teams. Should be awesome!
  • RichterRichter ~~~00~~~ Joined: Posts: 1,904
    @OrochiDemon I appreciate you and anybody who has posted any of these tourneys. I'm from Dallas so I try and make it out to Austin once in a while just for these tourneys
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    edited November 2013
    @Rictorxix No problem, no one else was doing it, and Im really glad after going there for a few months that tournaments are starting up again. Seems like there was a sparse period of few tournaments happening.

    This is on the previous page, but it should be mentioned more often I think for now on. The FB group is way more active than anything else. https://www.facebook.com/groups/170184739744077/ I was finally accepted into it after I switched my fb accounts, dont know why. I messaged the admins, and they never got back to me, then I changed accounts due to some stupid stuff, and then I was accepted in like an hour. So if you try to join and they arent accepting you, you can tell me.
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    edited December 2013
    Oh yeah theres also a KOF 13 tournament as well on the consoles at 7:30pm tomorrow. :) Louisiana players will be in town for it. Come on out!
  • RichterRichter ~~~00~~~ Joined: Posts: 1,904
    @OrochiDemon Could you invite me to the Austin fighters group? I might come down there in January or February if there is a tourney for 3S or ST.
    It's hard for me to make plans to attend a tourney all the way in Austin on such short notice.
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    Austin FG Group on Facebook can be found here:
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    It's basically where everyone migrated.
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    Copy and Paste from the Fb event page.

    Austin Salty Battles 1.0

    --When--
    January 25, 2013
    Sign up 10:00 AM. There will be no more signups 30 minutes before the tournament start time to create the brackets. The tourney will start at 12:30 sharp due to time retrains

    --Where--
    Goodwill Computer Museum
    1015 Norwood Park Blvd
    Austin TX 78753

    --Tournament Schedule--
    Please remember sign ups will close 30 minutes before the start time.
    12:30 PM: KOF and Marvel.
    3:30 PM: Super Street Fighter AE and Blaze Blue CP
    5:30 PM: KI and Side Tournaments

    Keep in mind the schedule is subject to change.

    --Venue Fee/Game Entry Fees-- There will be a one time $5 at the door when you sign up and each game will have its own entry fee listed below.

    Games List and Consoles:

    Main tournaments ($10)
    ULTIMATE MARVEL vs CAPCOM 3
    XBOX
    SUPER STREET FIGHTER 4 A.E. 2012
    XBOX
    KING OF FIGHTERS 13
    (XBOX)
    BLAZE BLUE CP
    PS3
    KILLER INSTINCT
    XBOX ONE

    Side tournaments ($5) (If there is more than 8 people we will run the game):
    INJUSTICE: GODS AMONG US (PS3)
    MORTAL KOMBAT 9 (PS3)
    STREET FIGHTER X TEKKEN 2013 (XBOX)
    PERSONA 4 ARENA (XBOX)
    TEKKEN TAG TOURNAMENT 2 (PS3)

    I need will need about 6 (XBOX) along with monitors/tv
    Will need 3 copies of marvel, sf4, kof 13
    Will need 2 PS3 along with monitors/tv along with copies of BB CP.

    Also, if you guys are wanting to be in the side tournament please make sure you bring the copies of the game.

    Please see below for details if you are bringing equipment.

    --Details--
    To those bringing equipment. Please be at the venue by 10:00 AM. Also, if you are bringing any sort of equipment, I will knock off $2 off the venue fee making it $3.
    Remember Goodwill has instructed that if the tournaments get big they will start throwing in prizes of their own. So, please support these events to see the prizes grow.

    PLEASE, BRING YOUR OWN CONTROLLERS, IF YOU CAN, TO FACILITATE WITH THE SPEED OF THE TOURNAMENT.

    --Rules—
    1) There’s a ZERO and I mean ZERO tolerance for stealing. If you find an item that does not belong to you please give it to the tournament volunteers or myself so we may find the right owner.
    2) Please pick up after yourself. Do not leave any trash laying around.
    3) If you entered in multiple games, please let the person running the bracket know, so that you do not get DQ’ed for being late.
    4) You will have 5 mins to report to your match (unless you are already playing in a match). There are no if’s and but’s about it.
    5) But most of all have fun and enjoy the tourney


    Game rules:

    Below are the general rules for all tournament games. Rules will be enforced and any dispute or discussion will be handled by the tournament organizers and the parties involved. Rules can change at anytime at the consent.

    Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012 will take place on the Xbox 360 console.
    One match is best of 3 games.
    One game is best of 3, 99-second rounds.
    Grand Finals is the best of 5 games.
    Winner must select the same character and ultra, loser may switch.
    Blind select is available by request.
    Programmable controllers and/or turbo functions are banned, and if a player is found using any such function will immediately forfeit the game.
    Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.


    Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will take place on Xbox 360 console.
    3 out of 5 games for a match set.
    Grand finals consist of 3 out of 5 games.
    After a game has concluded, winner must stick with same team and order for the next game.
    Loser has option of switching team and order and also taking player side of choice.
    Game breaking glitches are banned.
    Galactus is banned.
    Turbo button features are NOT allowed.
    Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.
    Tournament is double elimination.


    The King of Fighters XIII will take place on the Xbox 360 console.
    Time will be set to 60 seconds.
    A match consists of 2/3 rounds.
    2 out of 3 games for a match set/.
    Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals consists of 3 out of 5 games.
    After a game has concluded, winner must stick with the same characters for the next game. However, order switching is allowed.
    Turbo button features are NOT allowed.
    Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.
    Tournament is double elimination.
    Double blind pick is allowed.
    All DLC characters allowed.


    Blazblue Chrono Phantasma
    Time will be set to 99 seconds.
    A match consists of 2/3 rounds.
    2 out of 3 games for a match set.
    Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals consists of 3 out of 5 games.
    After a game has concluded, winner must stick with the same characters for the next game.
    Turbo button features are NOT allowed.
    Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.
    Tournament is double elimination.
    Double blind pick is allowed.

    Killer Instinct
    A match consists of 2/3 rounds.
    2 out of 3 games for a match set.
    Losers, Winners, and Grand Finals consists of 3 out of 5 games.
    After a game has concluded, winner must stick with the same characters for the next game.
    Turbo button features are NOT allowed.
    Pausing a game will result in forfeit of that round unless the opponent chooses to waive this option.
    Tournament is double elimination.
    Double blind pick is allowed.
  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
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    WOOHOO! Were about to get really busy. :)

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  • RichterRichter ~~~00~~~ Joined: Posts: 1,904
    If traffic from DFW on Friday wasn't so bad, I could come to both Super Turbo and 3S tourneys every month.
    Super Turbo for this month though.
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    edited January 2014
    Might as well repost this here because of how lively the commentary is as the night goes on and more and more people pass around the mics. If youve never been to UFO and live in or around Austin this is a good intro to the great community we have here. Dont forget we have a 3rd strike tournament this coming friday, then theres the salty battles on saturday.

    Heres a tournament from Friday night at Arcade UFO. :)



    FYI, I played the red Chun Li. Ive only been playing ST casually for half a year. I actually practiced with Ken and O. Ken this week, but I went with Chun Li because I was nervous. I totally break down in my second match, but I did good in my first match. Last tournament Fubarduck and I played each other first also, and I did way better this time around.
  • yuukiyuuki Joined: Posts: 782
    edited January 2014
    I know @orochidemon and @rictorxix post in the 3rd section so I thought id post here to say I'll be attending the tournament this Friday.

    Flyer saids random 3on so can't choose teammates? Is it character locked?

    Also if anyone in Austin wants to do a ft10 gachi that would be fun (not money match). I can play most of the cast (no Sean, twelve, oro, remy, Elena). I'd play any of my characters for the gachi depending on if there was a specific match up someone wants to play.

    Looking forward to playing arcade 3rd for the first time since August 2012! Lol

    Edit: what is salty battles on Saturday?
    Edit2: I suppose there's still only 1 set up of the h2h for the game so doing a ft10 might be an inconvenience during peak days/hours. so while this would be fun it might not be the best idea :/
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  • RichterRichter ~~~00~~~ Joined: Posts: 1,904
    yuuki wrote: »
    I know @orochidemon and @rictorxix post in the 3rd section so I thought id post here to say I'll be attending the tournament this Friday.

    Flyer saids random 3on so can't choose teammates? Is it character locked?

    @yuuki If it's anything like last week's ST tourney, they (arcade ufo) will select the teams based on skill level (Example: 1 noob, 1 intermediate, 1 pro) in order to avoid one team wrecking everybody. Characters won't be locked for the entire tournament so you can switch it up each round you advance.
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    Yeah, theres already a money match happening after the tournament. But people will still be around late into the night.
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    Trevor makes really awesome posters.

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  • The RealystThe Realyst Turtle Power Joined: Posts: 1,694
    Hello everyone. I will probably be visiting Texas within the next few weeks. I'm actually checking it out to see if it's a place I want to move to. It's really between Dallas and Austin. What the fgc like in Austin? I know it's one of the few places with an arcade. I play a little bit of sf4, a little bit of tekken and a VERY little bit of Marvel. How often do you guys get together for games? I'll probably see you guys when I visit.
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    edited March 2014
    Saw your post in the austin fgc group, hope you liked the posts there to your questions.

    Im deciding what Ill be doing during sxsw, hopefully i go to ufo a lot.

    This is something gaming related going on this weekend.
    http://sxsw.com/trade-shows/gaming
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  • OrochiDemonOrochiDemon Joined: Posts: 1,542
    They threw a great 3rd Strike tournament last night, and Ray's Ryu brought the hype!

    Next friday theyll be doing a ST Ratio tournament.


    Here's how ratio tournaments work! (from strevival.com)

    - You have SEVEN Ratio Points to spend when choosing your characters.
    - Characters must be chosen before the tournament begins and those characters must be used throughout the entire tournament.
    - Character order may be switched between matches.
    - The same character may be chosen multiple times but there will be a character limit of four.
    - When you run out of characters, you lose the match. Double elimination.
    - Akuma is banned.

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    Anyone out here play marvel?
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