Comp in Okinawa, Japan?

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  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    LOL well I've played HDR quite a bit more than the other fighters recently, and T.Hawk is a bastard. Whenever you guys are down for more matches of anything, especially HDR and SSFIV once it hits, just let me know and we'll make it happen. GGS yesterday!
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    Little over two weeks and we'll be getting it on til the break of dawn when SSFIV comes out.
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  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    We should take leave for the rest of that week :lol:
  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    I've been trying to find info online about the SFIV tournaments they used to hold @ Foster...with no luck. I first heard about them on the radio; it was at their club, down below in the diner area. The reason I'm bringing this up is because we should definitely help define a scene out here and encourage people to get in and see what it's about. To do that, we're going to have to be able to advertise and organize, of course!

    Venues should be easy enough to secure; for consoles, there are plenty of options with use of base facilities, so long as we can get them secured in advance. Equipment-wise, we have all of the systems and controllers covered, really, and even some TVs we can bring. (Hell, we'll be able to record match vids soon too, yay!) Another nice thing about playing on base is the chance to get "sponsored" by the Club or something; there's probably money or prizes to be had if we know where to look, along with the usual entry pool splits.

    The question is, where to begin the search? The Community Center would be a good start, possibly the hobby shops...
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    I know there used to be a video game swap on Saturdays at the Schilling... Jesse played in a tourney in the Med Group so there's definitely a lot of other Americans that play.
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  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    maybe when ssf4 drops we should post something on japanupdate.

    gullivers is the shit. been goin there like everyday. ranking battles last night for sf4. got scraped.
    wednesdays from 18 til 21 is 300yen free play for sf4. mondays from 18 til 21 300yen free play
    for cvs2, marvel and 3s

    going again tonight around 5 or 6.

    Jizzon: i wanna hdr lesson
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    Are you off tonight? I've been hitting the practice mode in HDR.
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  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    I work nights, so anytime during the day before 1400 works for me. Next week I'll be on days though, so maybe I can make it out to Gulliver's.
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    Dude, listing just came out for assignments and I could be getting stationed at Travis. I might see you back stateside Jesse.
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  • Saotome KanedaSaotome Kaneda Watch your back Joined: Posts: 5,332 mod
    Time for one of the originals to post I guess. I was in Oki from 2k1-2k8, so I dunno how many other things have changed.

    There are basically 3 "regions" for Oki players, the furthest north arcade that gets regular players is Gulliver behind Kadena, the furthest south is Naha(a few out there). You guys in the northern camps, don't bother looking for anything up there, there is NOTHING. I have searched for 2 of those 7 years, so save the gas and go south.

    North
    First, Re: Hitech Sega Chatan Plaza(the one on the 58)
    This closed last August, and all of the community there moved to
    Club Sega in American Village(behind Jusco). This is pretty much the hub for Tekken for the northern section of the (arcade inhabited)island, and has been one of 2 consistent SBO qual spots(the other being Game in Naha 1/2). IIRC this year they also have SF4 quals. This arcade has the most people that actually remember me. lol

    Dragon Palace
    Has misc FGs, but is notable in having most racing games and was(when I left) one of the last places in Oki to have the Deluxe F-Zero AX cabs. They have long since erased my records off of there if they still have it. =/


    Gulliver
    If you get there before midnight, they will let you hang out till they close which depending on who's working and how many are around can be as late as 4AM....lol Good for you gold carders/non-Marines. They should have SF4/T6/VF5 and a selection of old school 2D games.


    Yumekuukan

    There's an old busted up building on the opposite corner of the 58 from Foster, the one with that bar on the top whose name eludes me atm. On the first floor is an arcade which is pretty much like the Okinawa ver of CF without the amazing players. You can go here if you have nothing better to do around Foster and wanna get some random games in, their selection is pretty random. IF it still exists.

    Central
    Amusement Space Eagle and Eagle 2
    These arcades are over by Kinser, Eagle 2 is right off the 58 by Kinser Gate 1(walking distance for anyone down there). Eagle 1 is a little further north, as you're heading back towards Futenma. The exact way to get there is to go north from Kinser Gate 3 on the 58, you'll pass by the 58 Bypass(there's a huge AnW on the right). You'll see a forked path before you continue going off to the left and up the hill to Futenma, you take the right at this overpass(kinda hard to miss, it's the only major road over there), and head uphill for a bit. Once the hill levels out you'll see a Pachislot joint, and right after that you'll see Eagle 1 on the right. Both of these arcades are on the small side, but have solid KOF, T6 and VF players. Eagle 2 is the meeting place for the central area players. These are pretty much the only 2 arcades in that area. Just like the big gap between Club Sega/Gulliver/etc and Eagle, Eagle 2 is the last thing you'll see worth going into until Naha.

    South
    Game In Naha/ GIN 2
    GIN is easy to miss if you're not looking, but it's on Kokusai Street dead center in one of the busiest areas of central Naha. Once you find that, then walk about 2-3 blocks further down and you'll find another arcade which I never got the chance to translate the name of. The other GIN is supposedly a block or so south from the first one, but I've never found it. It's pretty buried in the area back there.

    Game In Naha is more often than not the Okinawa Qual(final qual) for SBO. They usually have the latest games, several T6/VF machines, and whatever is hot. They are usually VERY busy because of the location. Do NOT expect to get parking nearby.


    This isn't a complete list, and I'm just going off of 2 year old memories. Hopefully you guys have JP cellphones and some knowledge of the language, you should be able to find the other arcades using the GPSs that should be built into most models nowadays.

    Re: MCCS support/local on base community building
    You guys have it WAY easier than we did, since SF4 came out. But basically you get with the club managers and SMP managers, tell them what you'd like to do, and they should have no problems with you using the facilities. Army-side it should be easier, but I dunno and StridaJin is in Afghan sooooo

    Just print out fliers and see who you snag up. I met 2 great players that way, one dude was basically offering his XBox(old one) to anyone that could beat him in 3S.

    Good luck guys, and by all means try to talk to the locals. The regulars back at Club Sega are all cool dudes, and will try to talk to you given the chance. Some even know pretty good English! Hell, almost everyone is chill as fuck, I've hung out, drank and played casuals with these guys for years. Don't get stuck thinking you have to stick to the Americans.
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  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    I didn't know you were here on Oki until 08. I got here in 06. Anyway, I checked out the American Village SEGA and wasn't impressed. We just go to Gullivers now. I was kind of angry when I came back from Afghanistan and SEGA was closed, but I guess it turned out for the better since I didn't know about Gullivers and it has a better selection of fighting games than the old SEGA (minus ST)

    Do you know where JOYBOX is on Okinawa? I played BR against this female local and her card read JOYBOX. I couldn't get much more than it wasn't the one in Tokyo and that there is one on island
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  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    saotome kaneda: thanks for posting some good info.

    ive been to both eagle1/2 but 99.9% of players are there for tekken and vf.

    ive also been to one of the game in naha. not sure if it was 1or2 but it was not actually on kokusai st. its like on the next block. but def. game in naha. at the time they had sf4, 3s, st, vf and tekken. that shits far. gullivers is 2awesome.

    lets go to gullivers.... anyone wanna go tonight call me or post up
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    SBO quals - Gulliver's, July 10th. Be there. I just want to see the players it attracts.

    http://www.tougeki.com/schedule?week_id=&game_id=sf4&area_id=&block_id=F-2

    Schedule here. You can translate with google.. but to sum it up

    10 July - Gullivers
    11 July - Game in Naha 2
    18 July - Chatan SEGA
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  • Saotome KanedaSaotome Kaneda Watch your back Joined: Posts: 5,332 mod
    Disclaimer: I am a Tekken player, so all of my exp was primarily Tekken scene-based.
    I didn't know you were here on Oki until 08. I got here in 06. Anyway, I checked out the American Village SEGA and wasn't impressed. We just go to Gullivers now. I was kind of angry when I came back from Afghanistan and SEGA was closed, but I guess it turned out for the better since I didn't know about Gullivers and it has a better selection of fighting games than the old SEGA (minus ST)

    Do you know where JOYBOX is on Okinawa? I played BR against this female local and her card read JOYBOX. I couldn't get much more than it wasn't the one in Tokyo and that there is one on island
    The only prob with Gulliver back when Hitech was around, is that not many ppl went to Gulliver until later in the night. But yes, most of the smaller arcades tend to have a larger selection of FGs. There are 3 little spots off of Koza 4 Corners(one is to the west, closer to Gate 2 on Gate 2 Street, the other is north on the 329, maybe a block down, and another even further, maybe 3 blocks when it starts to go downhill again) that are similar, but Gulliver is the best one concerning overall skill.

    Club Sega is horribly mismanaged when it comes to FGs, and I'm still pissed that Hitech closed. Then again, Hitech didn't have all the fucking card games, horse racers, and purikura to support it like Club Sega did so it was a matter of time....

    I'll get back to you on JOYBOX. I remember finding it once. I remember it being north of Kokusai Street though, as I had to go there for a Tougeki qual back in '05.
    saotome kaneda: thanks for posting some good info.

    ive been to both eagle1/2 but 99.9% of players are there for tekken and vf.

    ive also been to one of the game in naha. not sure if it was 1or2 but it was not actually on kokusai st. its like on the next block. but def. game in naha. at the time they had sf4, 3s, st, vf and tekken. that shits far. gullivers is 2awesome.

    lets go to gullivers.... anyone wanna go tonight call me or post up
    No prob, I wish I was still there. lol Like my disclaimer says, I'm a 3d FGer, so yeah, my impressions are towards those games.

    That was GIN2. That one is way the fuck off the main street, not really worth it for where it is.
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  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    Hey team, great games this weekend. Gulliver kicks so much ass!

    I went to the BX last night; they confirmed that they will be receiving plenty of 360 and PS3 copies of SSFIV on the 27th :woot:
  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    YES ggs to everyone this weekend.

    also, sf4 ranbat mon, tue, thu and fri this week starting at 8pm i believe

    Jizzon: call in sick its ok

    :wasted:
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    Oh shit. I guess I don't need to buy a Japanese copy..
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  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    I'll be on days next week, just in time for SSFIV and some ranbats. Have a feeling we'll all be seeing a lot more of each other soon :wgrin:

    kinkey, I vaguely remember you calling me earlier about HDR; haha sorry if I was out of it (was riding at about three hours of sleep at that point). Anytime you can give me at least a day in advance, I'm down man.
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    SSFIV matches tomorrow.. you game?
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  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    Totally.
  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    What a night! SSFIV's amazing; many thanks to kinkey for picking it up, and moob for letting us jam at his place all day. Great games! I may have nightmares about Rose and Guile tonight, heh.
  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    ggs everybody. that was fun.

    just waiting for my copy so i can practice
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    It was definitely fun. Also.. Guile with shades getting Rose Ultra 1'd is probably the coolest thing ever.
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  • HeLGeN-XHeLGeN-X Pro Kramer Joined: Posts: 351
    I am talking by plane. Forgot to mention that, it's like around 10000y. I got family there and might visit soon.
  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    You guys down for setting up at the community center this weekend? I'll go tomorrow or Thursday before work and check their policies, but it shouldn't be a problem. I'd like to jump in head-first and set up a tournament for maybe the end of the month, just to see what kind of reactions we can get. The biggest thing would be advertising...
  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    ahh i finally got a little sleep.

    im down but i have work at 1830 on fri and sat. im pretty sure i work at 1400 on sun.

    at the community center dont they usually post fliers for like monthly tournys for fps??
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    You guys free Friday night?
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  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    work from 1830 to 0030 but im probably down before or after
  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    I'll be at work until 2200-2300, after which I'm definitely down for a set. Might be able to get out earlier; if I do I'll give you a call.
  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    yooo!

    lets get some games in! im off today tue and wed
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    Moving off base this week. I'll let you know if I'm available.
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  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    cool

    just let me know if you need help
  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    Likewise; we have a four-day weekend, so any gaming or moving you want to do, I'm down for =D
  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    yooooyoooyoo


    lets get some games in this saturday!! i have work at 1830
  • kinkey21kinkey21 Joined: Posts: 132
    !!!bump for games!!!
  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    GGS kinkey21; we have to get in more matches before you head out man. So happy Gulliver got SF2 back, and they'll have KOFXIII in a few weeks, woo!

    Also, oozing head wounds suck.
  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    Glad to meet Sal and David @ Gulliver tonight! I left there after 0100, and there was still a crowd around the KOF XIII machines. How to learn the game without getting crushed every time...

    moob, if you read this, I have some books you let Jessie borrow. That, and we need to get together again and rock some Street Fighter =)

    kinkey21, hope all is well for you back in the States. Miss playing you already.
  • m00bm00b Joined: Posts: 613
    Still in Florida.. doing BS work. Went to Universal though.. I think the one in California is better. The Simpson's Ride is sweet though..
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  • JizzonJizzon ...or Thenarus, whichever. Joined: Posts: 650
    David and Sal...when do you guys hit Gulliver during the week? And when are you making it back, m00b?

    Gulliver switched their machines around a little bit again. The Samurai Spirits/KOF2002/Garou machine is in the back next to Hyper SF2, they got VF5:FS and the newest Melty Blood, SvC Chaos is on the multi-machine in the back (maybe it was all along; never noticed it until tonight)...and they have fucking RAINBOW EDITION SF2. I can't stop laughing long enough to win a round XD

    They still don't have CvS2 or MvC2 back out on the floor yet though, bummer. I do like that they keep their floor "fresh" by rotating through older games.
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    I would love to play when I get there, I will be on Kadena Afb on the 20th of this month for a while.
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