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Street Fighter V - General Discussion / Re: Street fighter 5 beta
« on: July 25, 2015, 11:29:59 PM »
You'll want to keep an eye on Capcom's updates (via their website or EH/SRK) to avoid wasting your time.

Last I read Capcom has limited access to North America because of all the problems they're having.

I know it's just a beta and problems are to be expected but a public beta shouldn't have fundamental problems which make it almost impossible for anyone to connect to the server during the test period. Assuming the issues are within Capcom's control (and so far that's what they've said) this beta makes them look very unprofessional at the moment.

I know Capcom can do a lot better given how smooth the HDR beta was many years ago. It's a sad blemish given how good the SF5 news and promotion had been lately.

The 13th OzHadou Nationals are fast approaching!

OHN13 will be the first community-run Sydney major for MKX, but will also be the"grand finale" for many OHN staples with USF4, TTT2, UMvC3 and KOF13 all unlikely to return to the official line-up next year. OHN13 will be your last chance to claim a national title in these classic fighting games before the next generation of titles comes along in 2016.

For more information, including registration, DIY submissions, etc. visit the official OHN13 website.

Who do you think will take out the national titles for 2015? Which state will dominate OHN this year? Which DIY games are you hoping to see?

If you have any questions, predictions, discussions, feedback, etc. please post them in this thread.

Street Fighter V - General Discussion / Re: Forum needs a shake up
« on: July 03, 2015, 12:55:33 PM »
Personally I don't like that you can't lurk on Facebook.

It means anything our community discusses/promotes on FB is only going to be visible to other FB members. Maybe that doesn't matter when 99% of the world uses FB anyway. :P

If the AU FGC first came into existence online inside FB I would never have found it. I only found SRK because their forums were publicly visible and open to Google searches.

Unrelated: this thread is revealing how many old men still check the forums for updates despite almost no activity for years. :P

Street Fighter V - General Discussion / Re: Forum needs a shake up
« on: July 03, 2015, 07:31:40 AM »
I don't have time to respond to this right now but at a high level I agree with you Zola. The forums would definitely need help on the admin side if a revival were to be attempted.

Until I can reply in more detail, what are people's thoughts about the blog/forum websites for OzHadou versus our social media presence (Facebook mostly afaik)? Does FB make the OH websites redundant? Should we be moving away from forums and blogs or keep trying to do all of it? I don't use Facebook at all so I don't know anything about that side but I've been told it's a lot more lively than the forums and blog.

Tournament Announcements / Re: [SYD] YSB #32 - 6th June
« on: June 16, 2015, 09:20:22 AM »
So, when's the next York Street Battle?

Check the forums and blog to make sure the dates stick. jarop usually confirms a week or so beforehand.

Random Discussion / Re: Improving the game community?
« on: April 01, 2014, 08:37:30 PM »
Thanks for the response guys. Sorry - left that bit of information out. I'm based in Sydney.

Please check the links from Gamogo (I'm sure you already have by now) and you'll be good to go.

If you can make the next YSB that would be an ideal start. I recommend introducing yourself to the organisers and share any ideas you have about the scene with them. Sydney can always use more people willing to help run and promote events, both on the 2D and 3D fighter side of things.

Random Discussion / Re: Improving the game community?
« on: March 31, 2014, 11:10:45 PM »
As Madenka said, knowing whereabouts you are geographically will allow us to point you towards local organisers and get involved from there. Even if it's a national focus you have in mind the local events feed into regional majors, all of which enjoy national (or even international) support and exposure.

Also if you want to support/grow the scene you needn't be a hardcore tournament player. We always need more people to organise and promote the scene. All you need for that is some enthusiasm, passion and a willingness to put in some time and effort. :)

Buying and Selling / WTS: Original Xbox Bundle and PS1/2 Sticks
« on: September 01, 2013, 10:12:05 AM »
Once again I'm looking to sell some of my old consoles and games that I no longer need.

If you're interested and in Sydney I can provide the items in-person at YSB (next one is 21st Sep), otherwise any postage involved will be on top of the listed prices.

The Xbox bundle is "all or nothing" (i.e. I will not break it up). All reasonable offers will be considered.

Xbox Console Bundle - $80
  • 1 x Original Xbox Console - boxed PAL console with power supply, composite video cable and 1 control pad.
  • Console has been soft-modded. Has a CPS2 emulator installed + a few ROMs. You can load more onto it via FTP.
  • 1 x PS1/PS2-to-Xbox converter - works with arcade sticks.
  • 2 x PS1/PS2/Dreamcast/Saturn-to-Xbox converters - works with arcade sticks.
  • 1 x component video cable - works with Xbox, Xbox360 and PS2.
  • PAL/NTSC video swicther disc - can be used to toggle the video output between PAL and NTSC on a modded Xbox console.
  • 1 x Ninja Gaiden - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x Capcom Classics Collection  - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x Ultimate Spider-Man - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x Spider-Man 2 - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x Marvel Ultimate Alliance - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x Guilty Gear X2 #Reload - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x Dead or Alive 3 - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x Dead or Alive Ultimate - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x X-Men Legends - PAL disc; boxed with manual.
  • 1 x X-Men Legends 2 - PAL disc; boxed with manual.

PS1/PS2 Arcade Sticks
  • 1 x Namco Arcade Stick - good condition, $40.
  • 1 x HRAP Sanwa Edition - near new with box, all Sanwa parts, $80.

Xbox 360 Wi-Fi Adaptor - $20
  • Suitable for the old Xbox 360 console. This is the first generation adaptor (i.e. the one with a single antenna).

Special Bundle Prices
  • Xbox Bundle + Namco Arcade Stick - $100.
  • Xbox Bundle + HRAP (Sanwa) Arcade Stick - $140.
  • THE LOT (Xbox Bundle + Namco Arcade Stick + HRAP (Sanwa) Arcade Stick + X360 Wi-Fi Adaptor) - $170.

Some food for thought...

PM: Are there any other players out there that have surprised you with how well they took a bad matchup and learned how to win it?

GamerBee: I think all the top players are suffering with bad matchups because counter picking in tournament is more common right now, but we’re still trying our best to adapt to those counterpicks with our original character. I will say that Xian is the guy who worked very hard on this and actually did well, because we are the same — we have to develop everything and build our character strategy by our own.

The emphasis is mine.


Tech Talk / Re: TV setup for a store
« on: May 28, 2013, 08:32:18 PM »
If you want to attract the "hardcore" players then I'd recommend the following:
  • Avoid LCD TVs. Go for LCD monitors proven to have low lag. Don't rely on refresh specs. Refer to community advice for brand selection.
  • Provide Madcatz TEs or rely on BYO. Nobody will touch anything else.
  • Headphones are a luxury given the audio is hard to hear in arcades anyway. If you buy monitors without speakers remember you'll have to add some. For the sake of other customers headphones might be a good idea but you have room to move here. Just make sure there's some way to hear the audio regardless.
Some of this stuff can be expensive so I'd recommend crunching the numbers first. Don't cut corners though. You won't achieve a return that assumes hardcore support using cheap/bad setups.

If you just want casual players/button mashers then ignore the above and do whatever you like. :)

Post Event Discussion / Re: OHN11: Claiming Road to Evo 2013 Points
« on: March 15, 2013, 08:31:39 PM »
Thanks to everyone that contacted us to claim their Road to Evo 2013 points.

For those that didn't contact us I've sent Evo the details you used to register for OHN11 anyway. If you do change your mind about attending Evo and want to use your points please contact me and I'll confirm which email address Evo will expect you to use in order to be seeded with the points you earned.

Best of luck to any Aussies making the trek to Evo 2013!

Post Event Discussion / Re: OHN11: Claiming Road to Evo 2013 Points
« on: March 10, 2013, 06:38:33 PM »
A reminder that I'm still waiting to hear from the above 10 people regarding their details for claiming Evo 2013 seeds via OHN11.

I have to finalise this data for Evo by this Friday (15th of March). For anyone that doesn't email us with their details I'll be sending Evo whatever data I can find in the OHN11 registration list.

Thanks to those that have already sent through their details.

Post Event Discussion / Re: OHN11 - Stream highlights
« on: February 26, 2013, 10:59:25 PM »
I'm still too exhausted for a comprehensive OHN wrap-up post but I wanted to take a moment to thank JB for his amazing work with the OHN11 stream. Ever since EVO APAC I've become a strong supporter of anyone that's committed to presenting fighting games to the audience in a way that is entertaining to everybody, whether they're a long-time member of the community or a curious spectator seeing a tournament for the very first time. JB and his team gave us an amazing show in the Red Room over the weekend, and it was hands-down the best in-house presentation of an Australian fighting game tournament I've ever seen. The extended content JB provided no doubt rivalled or eclipsed the in-house presentation of many international tournaments as well.

I also want to apologise to JB for having to work with our weak Sydney infrastructure. Time and time again JB has come to Sydney and struggled to offer a decent live stream because we can't provide him with a venue that has decent wireless broadband reception or access to wired broadband that meets his specifications. I hope people will spare him any finger-pointing in this area. JB doesn't have the luxury of being able to visit the venue weeks in advance to develop a tested solution for the stream feed, so his efforts at OHN are always at the mercy of what he finds when he arrives (and it's usually substandard).

While I know some stream viewers were disappointed with the live feed, at the end of the day JB gave the people at the venue an incredibly well directed show and also created excellent archives on Twitch TV that we can all go back and watch at our leisure. Without JB none of these wonderful things would have been possible, so on behalf of the OHN Team I thank JB very much for giving up time with his family to make OHN the best it could possibly be under the circumstances.

Post Event Discussion / OHN11: Claiming Road to Evo 2013 Points
« on: February 26, 2013, 04:39:31 PM »
Everyone that placed top 3 in SSF4:AE, UMvC3, TTT2 and KOF13 at OHN11 needs to email us at with the following information:
  • Full Name;
  • Email Address used to Register for Evo 2013;
  • Country of Origin (assumed to be "Australia" unless you indicate otherwise).

I need to send this information over to the Evo staff by Friday the 15th of March. Anyone that does not contact us before then will forfeit their Road to Evo 2013 seeding points.

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