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Thursday Night Throwdown 09/01: Street Fighter III & MK Arcade Kollection

We come to blows with the latest in old-school fighters on this week's TNT!

Everything old is new again on Thursday Night Throwdown this week, where we'll be splitting our time between Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition and Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Xbox Live Arcade! Much to the chagrin of Brad and Jeff, both of whom are registered Mortal Maniaks, the online performance in the MK Kollection leaves something to be desired, so expect the ratio of playtime during today's show to be significantly in 3rd Strike's favor.

Either way, fighters and kombatants alike should send a friend request to GBTNT on the Xbox 360 if they want to get down with us starting at 4PM Pacific Time today! As an added bonus, and to help bolster our ranks, we'll be joined in the studio today by ngmoco community manager, bangs enthusiast, and friend of the site, Jared Rea. You won't want to miss it.

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Posted by Ryan

Everything old is new again on Thursday Night Throwdown this week, where we'll be splitting our time between Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Online Edition and Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection for Xbox Live Arcade! Much to the chagrin of Brad and Jeff, both of whom are registered Mortal Maniaks, the online performance in the MK Kollection leaves something to be desired, so expect the ratio of playtime during today's show to be significantly in 3rd Strike's favor.

Either way, fighters and kombatants alike should send a friend request to GBTNT on the Xbox 360 if they want to get down with us starting at 4PM Pacific Time today! As an added bonus, and to help bolster our ranks, we'll be joined in the studio today by ngmoco community manager, bangs enthusiast, and friend of the site, Jared Rea. You won't want to miss it.

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Edited by Imensae

But didn't get the quest?

Posted by GreigWatt

So close once again.

Posted by SolidestChimp

no ps3 play?

Edited by SuperWristBands

Sweet. Jared Rea. This should be fun.

Posted by Pop

Yea hopefully last 15 mins for MK :D

Edited by skrutop

Mr. Jared making an appearance? Cool. His NorCal Regional intros from a couple of years ago are hilarious.

Posted by Stefanten

0 posts and I'm not logged in. The browser gods punishing me for switching to Chrome from Firefox.

Posted by UberExplodey

Hope the online holds up

Posted by CharlesAlanRatliff

@Busby: You already have it.

Posted by OneManX

... Would just swapping MKAK for MK9 be out of the question?

Posted by supercubedude

Is MK the lowest rated game to be featured on a TNT at 2 out of 5?

Posted by aStagnantSleep

Just joined premium yesterday, and I'm all in for this.

Posted by Winsord

I really hope we get a Trackmania 2 TNT on September 15th.

Posted by iAmJohn

@Busby said:

Firstish

But didn't get the quest?

Because you wrote first lol.

Posted by Nurve

How about we just skip the MK kollection.

Edited by 234r2we232

How about only play the game that isn't broken? /logic 
 
Besides, totally tired of watching Jeff and Brad play MK on a live stream for the bazillionth time.

Posted by phrosnite
@OneManX said:

... Would just swapping MKAK for MK9 be out of the question?

I hope not!
Posted by Absolute_Zero
@Winsord
I really hope we get a Trackmania 2 TNT on September 15th.
I hope not. I'm having enough trouble keeping myself from buying it. A chance to play with the fine duders of this site would be just the excuse I'd need. :/
Posted by ajamafalous

Why even play MK when it's so fucking busted online?

Edited by LoktarOgar
expect the ratio of playtime during today's show to be significantly in 3rd Strike's favor.
 
Not that I'm such a 3rd Strike fan, but after even the biggest MK fans in the office explicitly said not to get the kollection for the online, why decide to go with MK at all (disregarding earlier statements on I love Mondays)? If the GiantBomb followers follow their advice (and even if they didn't, the proof is visible during quicklook regardless of anything Jeff and Brad might have said), there shouldn't be anyone online to play it during TNT.
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Posted by XenoNick

Play PS3 MKII and 360 UMK3 like last time instead of Kollection.

Posted by wolf_blitzer85

@XenoNick said:

Play PS3 MKII and 360 UMK3 like last time instead of Kollection.

I second this. At least that stuff isn't busted.

Posted by jkuc316

Not PSN? Sad

Posted by Nadafinga

Jared Rea, cool. Make sure he does a few Michael Cera impressions.

Posted by KaneRobot

I'd rather watch laggy Mortal Kombat than less laggy 3rd Strike.

Posted by Mechwing
@jkuc316 said:
Not PSN? Sad
Posted by RIVERSIDER

@Mechwing said:

@jkuc316 said:
Not PSN? Sad

same here

Posted by Scooper

Only going to watch this because Jared is so dreamy.

Posted by dragonzord

So how long do you give them before they give up on Kollection and just play 3S all night because of how busted the online is?

Posted by hakunin

@RIVERSIDER said:

@Mechwing said:

@jkuc316 said:
Not PSN? Sad

same here

Yeah, me too. Drop MK and play some PSN dudes in 3rd Strike instead!

Posted by MeatSim

Jared Rea in the house!

Posted by SoldierG654342

Really surprised they are still going ahead with MK, all things considered. Unless this article was typed up in advance. 

Posted by President_Barackbar

Definitely a bummer that the performance on MK is terrible online, and I don't really care about SFIII, but I am ALWAYS down for Mr. Jared!

Posted by TheUnsavedHero

Hoping I can get in. Q needs to be represented well.

Posted by johnsonic7

I hope they have the character select music set to classic. Can't get enough of that sweet Canadian rap.

Posted by MooseyMcMan

I would much rather see a Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire TNT. 

Posted by TheUnsavedHero

@MooseyMcMan said:

I would much rather see a Jackie Chan in Fists of Fire TNT.

I second this motion.

Posted by Imensae

@iAmJohn said:

@Busby said:

Firstish

But didn't get the quest?

Because you wrote first lol.

Fuck

Posted by mnzy

Drop MK, play 3s on PSN instead.
 
Also: Jared, yay.

Posted by OriginalGman

What?? No PSN? Fine, then I won't embarrass myself by fighting you guys in 3rd Strike.

Posted by HatKing
@wolf_blitzer85 said:

@XenoNick said:

Play PS3 MKII and 360 UMK3 like last time instead of Kollection.

I second this. At least that stuff isn't busted.

Or just MK9 again. hah... At least people would be playing it.
Posted by fedorajay

Were TNTs always for paid members? I could of swore only archived TNTs were.

Posted by MikeFightNight

Got home cracked a beer and threw on my GB shirt hoping to get in some 3rd strike action on PSN for TNT...only to be sadly disappointed. Hopefully they crack out the PS3 some time during the show, whats up with no PSN duders?

Posted by Pr1mus
@fedorajay said:
Were TNTs always for paid members? I could of swore only archived TNTs were.
Looks like they just fixed it.
Posted by fedorajay
@Pr1mus said:
@fedorajay said:
Were TNTs always for paid members? I could of swore only archived TNTs were.
Looks like they just fixed it.
Thanks for the heads up! It's working fine now. 
Cheers. :)
Posted by D34dM4n

gah, it wont let me watch the TNT goodness

Posted by Daiphyer

It's still Paid members only for me!!! :(

Posted by Clonedzero

well that sucks. TNT is paid members only now? i figured they'd be adding content to paid members, not taking away the normal stuff.....damn.....

Posted by IBurningStar

...Seems that today's show is for paid members only. :(

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