Street Fighter V at CouchWarriors Coverage

With our first chance to play SFV at CouchWarriors Ranbat for August last weekend, many in the community had their first hands on with the game.  Here are a couple of the photos from our Facebook page on the day.  Read on for impressions and video!

Getting the chance to play on on one with live opponents in the gamescom build of the game was a great chance for community to get a feel for the upcoming game.  The reactions have been generally very positive, and players are looking forward to the game.

CouchWarriors member and avid youtuber, Kevin “Burnout” Kim did a great job at pulling together some analysis of changes between the online beta version, which received coverage on Shoryuken.com

Check out the videos below and look for more community impressions and video from the event soon!

Community: The Australian FGC Ep11: Anthony “A1Major” Majarian – BAM special!

Community: The Australian FGC is a series of player profiles from our local scene. In each episode we ask our guest who they are, where they come from, what/who they play, and what is it about fighting games and the FGC that keeps them around.

This episode features Anthony “A1Major” Majarian, a prominent KOF player from South Australia. He tells us about his history in the SA arcade scene, the rise of the modern SA console tournament scene, what he loves about arcades, life+fighting game philosophy and why he keeps coming back to Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM).

This episode comes out just in time for BAM7 and was actually filmed last year at BAM6. This episode offers a no-holds barred glimpse into the raucous fun that goes on at BAM, and all the colourful characters and hype moments that happen. So if you want more fighting game action be sure to check BAM7 out in the Melbourne CBD, May 22-24!

BAM7 Facebook event:
https://www.facebook.com/events/680544222054295/
Venue: Event Room #2: CQ, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
Registration:
http://couchwarriors.org/wp/battle-arena-melbourne-7/bam7-registration/

Stream:

If you can’t make the event check out our stream at http://www.twitch.tv/newgameplustv

 

BAM7 COSPLAY COMPETITION

We are pleased to announce Battle Arena Melbourne’s official cosplay competition! Come down in your best fighting game costume for a chance to win some awesome prizes, including an amazing opportunity to get a professional shoot at DCF Studios.  There’s over $1,000 in cash and prizes for the Cosplay alone!

Plus, on the floor BAM7, we will have a special photo wall and photographer onsite, so there’ll be great shots to come from the event.

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Battle Arena Melbourne 7 Cosplay Competition

When: May 22-24
Cosplay Sunday May 24 (Arrive by 2:30pm 5pm Presentation)
Theme: Fighting Game characters

Where: 123 Queen St, Melbourne

Join the Facebook Event 

Cost: Spectator pass $5.

PRIZES:

1st Place
$500 Voucher DCF Studios: Professional Photo/Video services and Studio time!
Opportunity to have your costume proudly displayed at OzComicCon Melbourne’s Cosplay Area

Top 4
$200 Cash bonus prize pool
Tickets to OzComicCon Melbourne
(Making all the easier to compete in the Australian Championships of Cosplay – Apply online)

Plus more prizes from our Sponsors including WB Games Australia, Capcom and Madman

Community: The Australian FGC Ep 10 Pt 1: Youssef “FaYd” Faddoul and David “Kyokugen” Lee

Dusty Cartridge has shut down, RIP DC! But the show must go on…

This episode filmed at Sydney major OHN12 features two pillars of the Sydney FGC. You have Youssef “FaYd” Faddoul, a huge community driver of Tekken and a former SBO competitor, and David “Kyokugen” Lee who is pushing the Sydney KOF and ST scene forward. Both guys are key organisers of the Sydney monthly YSB and put in huge amounts of work at events like OHN12.

Youssef and Kyo are two sides of a coin personality wise. David is the more reserved and shy one, whereas Youssef is the opinionated, loud-mouthed bundle of energy – yet they’re both just as lovable in their own way and represent the exact same heart and passion when it comes to supporting our community. In Part 1 of this episode we discuss their origins, OHN, Melbourne vs Sydney and an intimate encounter with a certain Mr. Umehara.

Hope you guys enjoy the episode and come to our next major: Southern Cross Championship at Adelaide, December 6-7!

http://sxc.agongame.net/sxc
https://www.facebook.com/events/571204462992371/

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 09 – Colin “Colonov” Tan

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http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-australian-fgc-episode-09-colin-colonov-tan/

The last episode filmed from the Queensland major Buttonsmash features Australia’s best King of Fighters XIII player – Colin “Colonov” Tan. A long-time top player in Queensland in multiple games, Colonov had an unbroken streak of KOFXIII titles in local majors for almost eighteen months – until Adelaide’s Falco broke his streak at Buttonsmash. Colin has done so much for the Australian KOF scene and has brought up so many new KOF top players, such as Sam Baxter from Brisbane who got 2nd place in KOF at Buttonsmash.

Colin owns the House of Ham, a gamerhouse which is the training and social hub of the Queensland top player circle, and is also a proficient streamer, streaming his show Beyond the Hype and local matches/sets. In this episode we talk about growing the Queensland scene, Colin’s history with KOF and fighting games, the top player mentality, the social side of fighting games, relationship advice and much more. Hope you guys like the episode, and I hope to see you all this weekend at BAM6 in Melbourne!

Community: The Australian FGC E08 Episode 08: Adric “Falco” Middleton and Sam Baxter

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http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-the-australian-fgc-episode-08-adric-falco-middleton-sam-baxter/

The fourth episode filmed at the Queensland major Buttonsmash is a double special featuring Adric “Falco” Middleton from South Australia and Sam “The Ham” Baxter from Queensland. Both of them are young and relatively new to the scene, but are widely considered to be two of the best players in Australia.

Falco is known for his amazing Zangief in Street Fighter IV and for winning tournaments without even owning the game on console! He has taken his multi-game ability to another level by winning the KOFXIII tournament at Buttonsmash, breaking Colonov’s long and uninterrupted streak of Australian KOF titles.

Sam Baxter is only 19 years old, and is already an international-class Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 player, claiming fourth place at SEAM2013 in Singapore as well as multiple top 3 placings in Australia. In this episode the duo go on to talk about their love for fighting games, community and competition, their local scenes and how new and hungry players can get on their level. Hope you guys enjoy this episode!

Community: The Australian FGC Episode 07 – Dejan Stantic

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http://dustycartridge.com/videos/community-the-australian-fgc-episode-07-dejan-stantic/

The third episode filmed at the Queensland major ButtonSmash features Dejan Stantic, an organiser from the beautiful Gold Coast and the founder of the fighting game group Gold Coast Fighters.

Here in Australia we have a small population spread over such a large land mass, so you see a lot of small regional communities pop up run by passionate dudes like Dejan. Props to every regional community organiser out there for their hard work, I hope to see everybody get together at the yearly majors and that we can work together to make our national scene even bigger.

In this episode Dejan talks about; the Gold Coast scene, how the different communities in Australia influence each other, Buttonsmash 2014, and the correlation between fighting game players and musicianship. Hope you guys like it!

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