Hong Kong SF4 players Report hereeee.

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  • junglebadgerjunglebadger Joined: Posts: 11
    What's up Hong Kong'ers, I'm an exchange student studying here from California for the next 5 months. How's the scene out here, where are the best players and arcades to be found? I've found a few but only one was to my liking, I'm about to go hit up gamemax in Causeway since I've heard so many good things. If you ever see the only white dude there playing Akuma or Cody thats probably me XD
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    I think GM may still be the only place with 2012. Not sure where the best level of competition is these days but I'd wager Wan Chai or Lai Chi Kok. What university are you attending right now? Also, my number's 9023-0966. Shoot me a text if you want to get some games in.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    What's up Hong Kong'ers
    Heyoo. I think I may have seen you sometime last week at Gamemax... I remember there was a white dude chatting with another asian guy standing behind the SF machines. I'm all tall and white and stuff, play Guile only. Anyway I posted a list of arcades further up in this thread, just scroll up a bit. I believe GM, Central and Wanchai are all on 2012 by now. SmartGame in mk is also 2012, but I believe Lai Chi Kok and Newtown Mall are vanilla AE still.

    Also welcome back Vinc, you really haven't missed much. Just me asserting my dominance as King of GameMax... -____-
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  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    Haha. Of course...

    Wan Chai has 2012? I went there last Saturday and all the cabinets save one were dead. Nice to hear that Central has 2012.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    Wan Chai has 2012? I went there last Saturday and all the cabinets save one were dead. Nice to hear that Central has 2012.
    I haven't actually gone into smoke city in AAAGES so I wouldn't be surprised if they don't have it. Anyway I'll prob swing by central tonight around 7 for a little bit
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  • junglebadgerjunglebadger Joined: Posts: 11
    I'm going to HKU and staying farther down Pokfulam, not super close to the city or Kowloon but it could be much worse and obviously public transport is not an issue.

    Yeah Ahgama that could easily have been me, whenever I'm out fiending for some Street Fighter it's always with my chinese-american friend who also came on the same exchange program, I got into the game with him back in 2009 playing vanilla SF4.

    What's the skill level like around here? I haven't really been out to arcades during what are probably the peak hours, so most of the people I played sucked something awful. I'm really not that good either, maybe like a B in online rank on a good day :/
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    Going to HKU huh? I'm a full-time student there, year 1. Which hall are you living in? We should meet up sometime.

    Most of the arcade regulars and the HKFighter guys are competent with at least one character and sometimes several. Unless you're playing on Monday or weekend (except for Sunday nights though, the level of competition tends to vary. Sometimes you'll go up against guys who only use HP and HK and pick random select, sometimes you'll get gimmicky players mashing Condor Dive with T. Hawk or wall-dive with Vega, sometimes you'll get guys who are decent but only counterpick and never adapt their gameplay and sometimes you'll just meet people who destroy you 3-0 for free.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • junglebadgerjunglebadger Joined: Posts: 11
    I'm living in the student flats, in the same building as Lee Hsyan hall but in apartments with international students (even though out of 6 in the flat of us there are 5 americans so I guess not that international lol). We should def meet up, where are you at?
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    I live in Starr. Probably not going to be free until Thursday or Friday if you want to head down to the arcades.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • junglebadgerjunglebadger Joined: Posts: 11
    Thursday and Friday are both shitty days for classes, so Wednesday and Thursday nights I can't do much :/ When do you typically go down, and where, Gamezone?
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    I mostly play at GameMax at Causeway Bay. Usually Friday and Saturday evenings, sometimes Monday evenings and Saturday afternoons too.

    What's your number and Facebook? Let's meet up sometime.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    Going to GameMax tonight. Hope to see you guys there.

    EDIT: Watching Chronicle at 6 with a friend so I'll be there around 7:40 or so.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    Going to GameMax tonight. Hope to see you guys there.

    EDIT: Watching Chronicle at 6 with a friend so I'll be there around 7:40 or so.

    Will prob be there around then ish or a bit later
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  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    Nice meeting everyone tonight. I'll probably be at GameMax tomorrow night as well and maybe the afternoon as well if I'm feeling bored. Duncan, I don't think I have your phone number yet. Mine's 9023-0966 so just give me a text if you want to meet up.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • junglebadgerjunglebadger Joined: Posts: 11
    Mine is 5610-1958, I'm def down to get more games in and redeem my one failure in Causeway tonight. Hard to say if ima make it back to Gamemax this weekend but these 1's are burning a hole in my pocket so we'll see, i'll drop you a text if I do. You go Mondays much? I got no classes at all on Monday and nothing til 1 pm on Tuesday so my guess is thats gonna be my arcade day once i settle into a routine
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    I've got two 2-hour periods on Monday morning but I'm free otherwise. Monday evenings sound good.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    I stopped by New World Mall and Smart Game today since I was in MK and neither has 2012.

    Yo apparently Natch and I are both retarded because we played like 20 games last night at SG before realizing that it really was still on 2011. My bad. On the bright side, Prince Edward has proper 2012 setups so that's a good spot now. Check my arcade list again, added the location.
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  • CCiNOCCiNO York Street Omega Joined: Posts: 378
    Yo apparently Natch and I are both retarded because we played like 20 games last night at SG before realizing that it really was still on 2011. My bad. On the bright side, Prince Edward has proper 2012 setups so that's a good spot now. Check my arcade list again, added the location.
    Haha...all good dood.

    I should be back maybe end of February or early March. I'll hit you guys up so we can get some games in this time.
  • MuayGioMuayGio aka Wulfsten Joined: Posts: 1,389
    Gonna be in Hong Kong for a week or so... what day are you SRKers likely to be hitting the arcades? And which arcades?

    I've been maining Dee Jay since Super, looking for some good competition (I'm 2500-3000PP online, as a general indication).

    See you guys there!
    Hey! You haven't felt the true beat of my groove yet! Here!
    SFV: Ryu (PSN ID: Wulfsten)
    SFxT : Blanka x Elena
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    I'm usually at GameMax in Causeway Bay from Friday to Monday evenings. Check Ahgama's post on the arcade locations at the top of this page for more details. I should be free tonight as well though so if you want to get in some games just text me at 9023 0966.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • MuayGioMuayGio aka Wulfsten Joined: Posts: 1,389
    Sounds good, which arcades do you usually hit up? Is it just the GameMax in Causeway Bay? It's a bit late for me tonight, but I'll almost definitely be out and about tomorrow and Monday. When do arcades usually close? Gotta do my family duty and have dinner with my uncles and aunts, and that usually drags until 9:30-10:00
    Hey! You haven't felt the true beat of my groove yet! Here!
    SFV: Ryu (PSN ID: Wulfsten)
    SFxT : Blanka x Elena
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    I mainly go to GameMax, yeah. Tomorrow and Monday sound good. Not sure when GameMax closes. Probably an hour or two past midnight.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • MuayGioMuayGio aka Wulfsten Joined: Posts: 1,389
    I mainly go to GameMax, yeah. Tomorrow and Monday sound good. Not sure when GameMax closes. Probably an hour or two past midnight.
    Sounds good mate, I'll try to be there. I'll be the tall Chinese-looking guy in the green jacket with badges on it. Edit: I might be wearing a dark blue zip-up jumper instead.

    Ended up trying out Smart Game in Mongkok after all tonight, it's even worse than it was one year ago when I visited. Terrible buttons and 2011 AE really screwed up my Dee Jay. I kept trying to combo into Ultra 1.

    There's nothing more frustrating than losing to awful button-sets. There was a fairly good standard of play there, though. I don't understand why these players who are clearly good don't just go to arcades where there's AE 2012 and proper buttons.
    Hey! You haven't felt the true beat of my groove yet! Here!
    SFV: Ryu (PSN ID: Wulfsten)
    SFxT : Blanka x Elena
  • LAU-HKLAU-HK Joined: Posts: 1,030
    Haven't been back for awhile, been away from HK for awhile, then there's CNY, then there's Soul Calibur 5

    anyways... just dropping in :P

    you guys should get SCV :P

    -LAU
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    Dat SCV.... ugh I think I'd be buying that game for all the wrong reasons. Anyway I updated my arcade guide with the Hung Hom arcade. That place is godlike, 4 real Vewlix cabinets!
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  • junglebadgerjunglebadger Joined: Posts: 11
    That sounds sick, hopefully I'll check that out this weekend
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    Will likely swing by Hung Hom arcade tonight around like 9-ish

    Edit: then again.. ehh maybe i'll go GM instead... we'll see
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  • LAU-HKLAU-HK Joined: Posts: 1,030
    Dat SCV.... ugh I think I'd be buying that game for all the wrong reasons. Anyway I updated my arcade guide with the Hung Hom arcade. That place is godlike, 4 real Vewlix cabinets!
    Let me know if you do get the game :D

    -LAU
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    Let me know if you do get the game :D

    -LAU
    Not anytime too soon... SFxT is coming out next week :P
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  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    Central is still running vanilla AE. Just checked it out.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • LAU-HKLAU-HK Joined: Posts: 1,030
    Central is still running vanilla AE. Just checked it out.

    wait... unless they changed it since last week.. it should be 2012
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    Really? Must not have noticed the ver. 2012 below the title screen then. My bad.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • Mystic KalMystic Kal Joined: Posts: 147
    Hi there, I'm going to be in HK next week for a while. Do you know where's the best place to play SF4 and what times are best to get good competition? also anywhere that has KOF13 as well as I am interested in learning the game.
    Is there a console scene of any sort as well? I was wondering if anywhere will be doing some sort of SFxT setups that I could try
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  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    Check out Aghama's arcade guide. No console scene as far as I'm aware of though Aghama just got SFxT. Central should have KOFXIII. Wan Chai and Causeway Bay don't. Not sure about the other places.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • Mystic KalMystic Kal Joined: Posts: 147
    Thx. I'll have a look. Will most likely be in Mong Kok since I'll be hanging around there.
    You must defeat my mashing to stand a chance against me!

    My SF channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TackleTackleHeadbutt?feature=mhee
  • Heavy_MentalHeavy_Mental Fueled by caffeine and salt. Joined: Posts: 1,236
    I'm on break this week so if you want to get some games in, let me know. 9023 0966. I usually play in Causeway Bay.
    “In the long run men hit only what they aim for. Therefore though they should fail immediately, they had better aim at something high." - Henry David Thoreau
  • Mystic KalMystic Kal Joined: Posts: 147
    Nearest place I found was SmartGame in Mong Kok. It looks like there 2 setups. one with the old AE with Oni and Evil Ryu not yet unlocked and the other I think is 2012 but don't count me on that. It does have Oni and Evil Ryu unlocked though.

    Surprisingly good competition. Lots of blankas :S
    You must defeat my mashing to stand a chance against me!

    My SF channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/TackleTackleHeadbutt?feature=mhee
  • AhgamaAhgama Sunglasses Explosion Joined: Posts: 576
    Yea SmartGame is the typical place to go in MK. They are both 2011 which is why they cost $3 lol... too bad there's always one setup with a broken button or something -.-
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  • CCiNOCCiNO York Street Omega Joined: Posts: 378
    I'm coming into town next week. Prob around April 7th - 15th....short stay. But looking to play some SF for sure.

    Ahgama, glad you went to HungHom. That place def use to have the best set up when Vanilla was out. Glad to hear it's confirmed they have AE 2012 now. I'll hit you and Nach up when I am in town.

    Also anyone want to host SFxT let me know. Game is fun.
  • mikaelbergmikaelberg Joined: Posts: 1
    Excuse me for going off topic, but do you guys know of any stores in HK that sell new or used sticks? I'm on a hunt for the good old VSHG.
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