Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Tournament (PS3)

#101 Posted by Ouren (136 posts) -

Sign me up!

PSN: Ouren

Nashville, TN.

#102 Posted by YMWhiteKnight (5 posts) -

@dogman795: In any case, I still want to participate in this tournament. Granted, I'll probably get destroyed, but I've actually played P4A several times in arcades in Japan and it's a ton of fun. So consider this a request for FluxWaveZ to reconsider banning new users from his tournament. Instead, why not just impose a cap on the number of participants? Like 64 max or something. To me, that makes a lot more sense than excluding certain people just because they weren't registered. If anything, this should help draw a few more people to Giant Bomb. After all, now that I've made this account I plan on using it.

#103 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@YMWhiteKnight: I'm still not sure if it's the correct decision to ban newcomers, especially since you've been a fan of GB for a while now, but I also feel that it takes away something from a community tournament if established users have to compete against a bunch of new users. The user contributing the Endurance Run Blu-ray also doesn't like the possibility of sending out the prize to someone who may have become a GB member just for it, as do I.

How about a compromise? I let you new users sign back up to the tournament, but none of you will earn any prizes if you achieve 3rd, 2nd or 1st place. You'll be able to participate in this tournament just for fun and there won't be any potential trouble with new users who claim they won a match when they actually didn't just because their goal is the prize and nothing else.

#104 Posted by ckeats (489 posts) -

Count me in. PSN: kud12001, region: Newfoundland Canada

#105 Posted by NinjaHeartless (23 posts) -

UN: NinjaHeartless

PSN ID: OchiChernye

Region: East Coast/NYC

We in there.

#106 Posted by YMWhiteKnight (5 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: I can live with that. Although when you think about it, once the tournament actually starts, we'll have been GB members for about a month anyway. On top of that, I don't quite understand the logic of new users being more likely to make false claims about winning a match than previously registered users. Obviously it's the internet so you should always be suspicious but whether they're GB users or not, you still don't really know any of these people. Unless all of you guys on the P4 boards are good friends or something.

Anyway, I'll stop bitching, and thank you for reconsidering. I'm sure the other Giant Bomb noobs will be happy.

#107 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@YMWhiteKnight: It's because there's a higher risk that you guys won't want to be involved with our community after the tournament, meaning you won't care if you lie or cheat your way through things because community reputation is a non issue, and because it's a natural risk when someone is possibly just signing up to this website for the chance to get a prize, making that the person's top priority. It also hints of opportunism. It's the same reason our Giant Bomb Steam Giveaway Group was made exclusive and closed to newer members.

So yeah, I'll sign you guys back up with the condition that you can't get any of the prizes.

#108 Posted by YMWhiteKnight (5 posts) -

Ok, agreed. Thanks again.

#109 Edited by MikeFightNight (1117 posts) -

I support FluxWaveZ in his decision. I know that there may be many GB fans who only listen to the podcast and browse the forums without an account, but this is a GB community event. So knowing that the prizes are going to people who are actively involved in the community is something I can get behind.

Now that we have that settled... GET HYPE!

#110 Posted by aznjon12 (189 posts) -

I'll join regardless of any prizes.


PSN ID: aznjon09


#111 Posted by Vasta_Narada (457 posts) -

So salty this isn't a 360 tournament. Oh well.

#112 Posted by Phatmac (5726 posts) -

@Vasta_Narada said:

So salty this isn't a 360 tournament. Oh well.

Hopefully another user can make a 360 tourney for the game! :P

#113 Posted by McQuinn (651 posts) -

Not sure. After feeling that Arc System tried ringing the BlazBlue players dry, I feel a little betrayed. How late are sign ups incase I wait to see how friends react to the game?

#114 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@McQuinn said:

How late are sign ups incase I wait to see how friends react to the game?

Check the original post, all the info is there:

"Official Challonge sign-ups will be open on August 10th until 5:00 PM EDT / 2:00 PM PDT. So players should arrive and sign up on the page before the limit or else they won't be included in the bracket and won't be able to participate in the tournament. Signing up doesn't take long to do at all, so this shouldn't be a problem."

#115 Posted by Bloo561 (113 posts) -

@Phatmac: I'm trying to do that but I will need a lot of support like help,tips,and prizes. so if you guys can help in some way I would appreciate it

#116 Posted by Bloo561 (113 posts) -

AT ANYBODY WANT TO ENTER A XBOX 360 Version of the tournament check out my tournament forum heres the link

#117 Posted by OriginalGman (294 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: I'm in!

PSN ID: OriginalGman

Region: New Jersey, USA

#118 Posted by smokeyd123 (332 posts) -

PSN: Smokey123

Region: Arkansas (CST)

This is one of the best ideas ever.

#119 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@JeanLuc said:

@Mesoian said:

B-but I'm getting it for 360...

Me too. I don't want to be left out on the fun.

@Vasta_Narada said:

So salty this isn't a 360 tournament. Oh well.

@MyNameIsJoe said:

Dang I'm getting it for 360, awesome idea though.

@Joker369 said:

Darn, wish I could play but I'm getting it for 360 as that is the only system I have a fightstick for. I would get destroyed without one. Good luck to all the players though.

Hmph, alright, alright. I won't be doing it on August 10-12 because Bloo561 is doing his on the same date and because my head would explode. Applying what I learned from this tourney could be useful, as well, so I'll be doing it a week later, if that's okay and everything.

#120 Posted by Bloo561 (113 posts) -

I can change mine its no problem

#121 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

Sure, why not?

PSN: Dolphin_Butter

Region: Midwest/Chicago

#122 Posted by jlrm01 (1992 posts) -

I'll give it a shot

PSN: jlrm01

Region: Puerto Rico

#123 Posted by mooreatu (1 posts) -


PSNID: mooreatu

Region: Sacramento, California

#124 Posted by ratzombie (170 posts) -

Hopefully I'll get my copy from Newegg in time to participate.

PSN: ratzombie

Region: Southwest/Arizona

#125 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4700 posts) -

I don't think I will access to my PS3 in time. Otherwise I would join this tournament.

#126 Posted by Messenko (6 posts) -

PSNID: InfernoDrive

Region: East Coast/ North Carolina

#127 Posted by danaterlord (1 posts) -

i probably won't be able to show up because i wont be able to get it in time, and the fact that i won't get any prizes even if i win but, COUNT ME IN!!!


region: new york, new york

#128 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@danaterlord said:

i probably won't be able to show up because i wont be able to get it in time, and the fact that i won't get any prizes even if i win but, COUNT ME IN!!!


region: new york, new york

The entrants list is not final since people will sign up themselves, but I'm still not going to bother adding someone who has so little doubt they're not going to make it.

#129 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

Might I suggest posting a guide on how to optimize one's internet connection? Usually Arc System Works' fighting games are more reliable than most and we'll be paired by region, but as people get eliminated, there's an increasing likelihood that the distance will get wider and wider. Plus, with the number of people interested, there's probably at least one or two people without forwarded ports, QoS, etc.

#130 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@DolphinButter: A guide like that could be helpful, but I'm not gonna do it, especially since my internet connection's not all that great at the moment (I intend to get that fixed in time for the tourney).

#131 Posted by Dolphin_Butter (1915 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: No worries. I'll see if I can cook up something tonight.

#132 Edited by sarge1445 (676 posts) -

Sign me up PSN tag is UndyingSarge region nevada

#133 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

Man, there are a lot of people. Even if the participation rate in the end is a low 50%, that'll still be 25 players.

@DolphinButter said:

@FluxWaveZ: No worries. I'll see if I can cook up something tonight.

Cool, that could be helpful for some, myself included.

Though, honestly, I don't know why I'm requiring regions except for the fact that other tourneys have done it and I'm just following their blueprint. Matchups will be done pretty much randomly via Challonge, so I'm not taking that into account concerning who faces who. If leaving it to be random ends up being a real bad decision, then I'll have to be more specific in later tournaments when it comes to matchmaking, but I do hope it's not a problem because, like you said, ASW games usually have good netcode.

#134 Posted by Kuutochi (21 posts) -

Even if new users can't win prizes, I will sign up just for the fun of it.

PSN ID: Kuutochi

Region : Orlando, FL

#135 Posted by Bigheart711 (1253 posts) -

I'll give it a shot as well. :)

PSN ID: Bigheart711

Reigon: Atlanta, GA

#136 Posted by ShadowKing7 (753 posts) -

Alright, I got my copy pre-ordered and waiting, so I'll give this a shot.

PSN: ShadowKing07

Region: North Carolina

#137 Edited by mewarmo990 (837 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: I want in, but I maybe sort of work at Atlus and worked on P4A so I have maybe six months' head start at least. I'm guessing that would be a problem... (I'm pretty bad though, most of QA can whoop me, understandably)

Either way, this is awesome and I want to raffle off a Steam copy of Renegade Ops, and a Steam copy of Red Orchestra 2 to all the participants. How is this going to work?

#138 Edited by Vashyron (213 posts) -

PSN ID: Aikune

Region: Midwest/Nebraska


That is if nothing catastrophic happens, which seems to always be a possibility around here.

#139 Posted by Keystone_Yinzer (135 posts) -

Aha, is this my chance to bust out my aging hori fightstick?

PSN ID: Keystone_Yinzer

Region: Colorado

#140 Posted by hoonsama (28 posts) -

I'm in:

PSN ID: hoon-sama

Region: California

#141 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

Just pre-ordered today.

PSN ID: LiquidRob

Region: Nova Scotia, Canada

#142 Posted by Keomi (1 posts) -

Heh, this will be an excellent time to test my skill quickly.

PSN ID: OmegaBankai

Region: New York, NY

#143 Posted by Dan_CiTi (3452 posts) -

If I only had a working PS3. I'd love to bop fools with Aigis or Chie.

#144 Posted by mewarmo990 (837 posts) -

Cool, OP is updated. Anyway, sign me up:

PSN: mewarmo990

Region: California

#145 Edited by Gaudeo (7 posts) -

Region: Nova Scotia, Canada

I'm not sure if you're in Halifax, but we're having several launch week events in the city as well. There is a midnight launch at the Last Gamestore on Monday the 6th, a tournament on the afternoon of the 11th, and a launch party on the 18th. If you're local you should stop by. We're also going to be running some online meetings throughout that period, and should have it on hand at the regular Tuesday get-togethers.

#146 Posted by Liquidus (946 posts) -

@Gaudeo:Wow, I didn't think a game like this would get stuff like that but unfortunately no, I don't live in Halifax.

#147 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@Gaudeo: Awesome. Montreal really never has anything like that, I think.

#148 Edited by MikeFightNight (1117 posts) -
#149 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19376 posts) -

@MikeFightNight: I've checked that out a few times before (I have an SRK account, too), but what I saw in the past is that they were mostly focused on Capcom fighters and I hadn't found many events in Montreal except for Road to EVO. I'll check it out more closely because of your suggestion, though. Maybe they'll have something for P4A after all.

I know there's this one gaming lounge in Montreal that plans to have weekly P4A tournaments and other, bigger tournaments, but I wish we had a midnight launch, week 1 tournament (or not, since I've got this one!), launch party and all that jazz, at least that I knew of.

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