All posts by Chris Bahn

Chris has worked in and around the gaming industry over the past 16 years, including two gaming enthusiast websites and several freelance positions with mainstream media covering trade show expos, strategy guides, and game reviews.
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Follow & Win a Final Round XVII Decapre T-Shirt!

The time has come for another giveaway. . .

So several of you been hitting me up via PMs or whatever – when you gonna release dem shirts??? They pretty cool, right? Well if you didn’t have a chance to pick up one from Final Round – not only is my man, Shin Blanka giving you an opportunity to win shirts, but now you can also enter via your boy, Chris Bahn.

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Is Your Body Ready? Capcom Pro Tour Kicks off at PAX East 2014/Civil War VI

Too much hype!

As we prepare to get underway for what will undoubtedly be an remarkable weekend, Capcom has revealed full details on the next run of events taking place in Boston and Virginia.

For starters, all diehard and genuine enthusiasts alike know that the halls of PAX East will be filled with lots of great action featuring mainstream and indie developers showing off new tech, gear, and then some. But it will also be the home for the first Capcom Pro Tour ranking tournament hosted a trade show.

Competitors will have a shot at a $3000 prize pot that will be distributed to the top 8 competitors as follows:

  • 1st = $1000
  • 2nd = $700
  • 3rd = $500
  • 4th = $300
  • 5th & 6th = $150 each
  • 7th & 8th = $100 each

The action will take place at the Twitch booth (#934) on April 12th. Players interested in signing up are highly encouraged to come early on April 11 between the hours of 11a – 6pm. Please note that there this will be a 64-player bracket and will be open to those on a “first come, first serve” basis. Brackets will then be created and players should check back at the Twitch booth by 6pm to get their pool assignments.

Pools will run on Saturday from 12 – 6, followed by the Top 16 running the following day from 1p – 6p. If you can’t make it, then be sure to check out the stream at Capcom Fighters. Look forward to a variety of player interviews as well upon the conclusion of the event.

In case you’re wondering, yes, Mr. Peter “Combofiend” Rosas will be in attendance, and that means you can all look forward to Ultra Street Fighter IV with full hands-on play at the Machinima booth #974. (You can also visit Eventhubs for the final changelog updated peridoically.) Expect to see familiar faces including Evil Geniuses Justin Wong, Kbrad, PR Rog, Always Godlike’s Lucky D, Team Replay’d Alex Smith, and many others.

And that’s not all – Combofiend will be taking part in the GameSpot’s “Demolish the Developers” panel on Saturday (4/12) from 9-10pm in the Bumblebee Theater. Peter will be taking on all challengers and letting PAX attendees test their mettle to see if they have what it takes to beat him at his own game.

More details can be found at: http://east.paxsite.com/schedule/panel/demolish-the-developers.

Last but not least, if you’re heading out to Virginia, then you may have learned our friends running Civil War were graced with the being part of the Capcom Pro Tour season. This is one event you wont’ wanna miss if you aren’t coming out to Boston. The action will, of course, be masterfully streamed by no other than Spooky – the full stream will kick off on Saturday April 12.

And as for our coverage – well expect lots of pics, and a few interviews here and there. There’s a lot going on, but one thing is for sure, the weekend will be FAR from dull.

Tip: Alex Smith

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We Want to Believe! UFOs Spotted in World of Warplanes

Someone get Scully and Mulder on the horn!

It looks like the folks at Wargaming.net are keeping in good spirits with a special April Fools-themed asset pack which allows players to literally take on the opposition in the form of an flying saucer.

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Starpoint Gemini 2 Gets a New Set of Updates

Sure beats all that alleged vaporware and trolling going on. . .

You know, it can be difficult for any genuine material to cut through the endless stream of antics that tend to pollute social media sites and every corner of the web. And while I would agree some manage to still come up with creative angles that stop and make you think, some of us actually yearn for the real content that’s well, y’know – relevant?

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Final Round XVII Gallery Is Live

Savor the godlike, salty and hype moments of Atlanta.

As we work on shifting back into our standard gears, PTB has been finalizing the touches from our massive Final Round XVII gallery that’s recently gone live on our official Facebook page. We’ve got a few samples for you to check out below, but if you want to see more – just drop over to the official album linked below.

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Getting Back on Track

Because moving forward is the direction we want to go. . .

I apologize for the recent lack of updates, but I can assure you that things will get back to normal once I’ve wrapped up with the Final Round XVII coverage. If you were actually present at last week’s event, then you know that I went the extra mile to capture a lot of great footage and a few interviews to boot.

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