Giant Bomb Persona 4 Arena Tournament (PS3)

#151 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19186 posts) -

@Lythium: Yeah, Foonzo's the place I've heard people will be going to for some P4A stuffs and I intend to go there often as well after the game launches. Guess the community here isn't all that bad and even though we don't have as many events as some places celebrating the NA launch (like that 24 hour Charity Tournament in California), we at least have some stuff.

#152 Posted by jamie123465 (1 posts) -

I'm down as well, so excited for this game.

PSN ID: jamie123465

Region: Toronto, Ontario

#153 Posted by Mesoian (1570 posts) -

If the rumbling around the xbox's lag issues are true, i may be shifting to Ps3. Dunno yet.

#154 Posted by bretthancock (778 posts) -

username: bretthancock

PSN ID: MrBrett206

Region: Seattle, WA, Northwest, USA

#155 Posted by dbz1995 (4786 posts) -
@thegoldencat7 said:

I used to love the old GB SF4 tournaments. Good times. If I end up getting a new PS3 by then I'd definitely be down. The game looks cool.

Of course a lot of people say 'yeah sign me up!' and then you never hear from them again.

I would love to see if we could get the old crew back for some other game, like this one.
 
I'll probably be getting this sometime (when it does come out in the UK) and I might try to sort out some kind of GB tournament, though I doubt it'll have the professionalism that either this one or Pessh's tournaments of yore had.
#156 Posted by Make_Me_Mad (2954 posts) -

Just pre-ordered it not long ago, and as someone whose skill in Guilty Gear always amounted to "Do crazy shit as Ky and try to land instant kills because they're cool looking", I look forward to being a free victory for whoever I go up against. That said, I also don't play games online all that often, so after I try it out a few times I might come to the conclusion that my connection isn't up to snuff to bother competing. For the time being, though, I am dead set on entering, so...

Username: Make_Me_Mad

PSN ID: Make_Me_Sad

Region: Texas/Southern U.S.

#157 Posted by SmasheControllers (2543 posts) -

PSN only? Damn.

#158 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19186 posts) -
#159 Posted by thegoldencat7 (1471 posts) -

@dbz1995 said:

@thegoldencat7 said:

I used to love the old GB SF4 tournaments. Good times. If I end up getting a new PS3 by then I'd definitely be down. The game looks cool.

Of course a lot of people say 'yeah sign me up!' and then you never hear from them again.

I would love to see if we could get the old crew back for some other game, like this one. I'll probably be getting this sometime (when it does come out in the UK) and I might try to sort out some kind of GB tournament, though I doubt it'll have the professionalism that either this one or Pessh's tournaments of yore had.

Yeah well I haven't seen so much buzz around a fighting game since SF4. When you think back it was pretty crazy how popular those lobbies were. I don't actually have broadband or a PS3 at the moment but we'll see what happens.

#160 Posted by MrBatty (3 posts) -

Looking forward to this.

PSN ID: MrBatty

Region: Columbus, Ohio

#161 Edited by Kuutochi (9 posts) -
#162 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -
#163 Posted by Commisar123 (1786 posts) -

If we could figure out a way to post replays of these matches that would be sick

#164 Posted by FateOfNever (1762 posts) -

Holy balls that's a lot of participants now. Unfortunately just as I fixed a broken PS3 a friend of my wasn't using, the hard drive on it died, and I don't know that I can afford a new hard drive, or will have one, before P4A comes out. Oh well. Good luck to everyone participating though.

#165 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

@Commisar123 said:

If we could figure out a way to post replays of these matches that would be sick

Someone on here should be able to do that right?

#166 Posted by JeanLuc (3526 posts) -

@Phatmac said:

@Kuutochi said:

I would like to throw as a prize for 1st, 2nd and 3rd a print of my own artwork. http://www.giantbomb.com/2012_07_31_15/51-2282044/

Nice work man!

Dude, would you maybe be interested in putting those towards the Xbox 360 tournament? We poor 360 players don't have any prizes. Its totally fine if you don't want too, just figured I'd suggest it.

By the way those are sick.

#167 Posted by DonChipotle (2659 posts) -

I hope it isn't too late to sign up. I wasn't sure if I would be able to get this due to funds but that worked itself out.

In case it isn't too late:

Username: DonChipotle

PSN ID: Lanzir04

Region: Chicago, IL

#168 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

Finally keeled over and pre-ordered. Hopefully my copy will arrive by the time the tournament starts. Anyways:

Username: Red

PSN ID: LittleChocobo

Region: Arizona

#169 Posted by Vashyron (189 posts) -

@Red: This is why you double down for the release day shipping!

#170 Posted by Guntank81 (7 posts) -

Am I late to the party?

Username: Guntank81

PSN ID:Kamillermr006

Region: Puerto Rico

#171 Posted by ImmortalSaiyan (4660 posts) -

This tournament is shaping up to be awesome. Bums me out that I can't be part of it.

#172 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

@Vashyron: For some reason Amazon doesn't have release day shipping for P4A. Usually it's free for games pre-ordered, but they don't have it at all.

#173 Posted by msavo (7523 posts) -

I'm working all those days :(

#174 Posted by Aetheldod (3345 posts) -

Username: Aetheldod

Challonge: Aetheldod (as requested by the instructions)

PSNid: Aetheldod

Region : Jalisco , Mexico (for time zone you can use for me Pacific time ... I will only add 2 hours to what ever the hour is in it)

#175 Posted by Vashyron (189 posts) -

@Red: Hmm, it might be because you waited till this week (I'm assuming from your earlier post) to order it, since I have mine ordered through Amazon with release day shipping.

#176 Posted by YI_Orange (1075 posts) -

I might get in on this depending on when I pick up my copy. The quick look kind of sold me on the game. I suck at fighting games though. I'll drop my info just in case.

Username: YIOrange

PSNID: YIOrange

Region: Mass. US.

#177 Posted by IrrelevantJohn (943 posts) -

I want in.

Username: IrrelevantJohn

PSN ID: xLLeg3ndX

Region: Toronto, Ontario Canada

#178 Posted by Red (5991 posts) -

@Vashyron: That makes sense. If they were to ship it today it still may not even arrive at the release date.

#179 Posted by gravitypenguin (63 posts) -

Hey Flux,

Anything concrete on the exact start time and round/block durations yet? Curious since I'm on PST and may want to leave work early on (next) Friday if required to meet the first round.

Still totally hyped for this :)

#180 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19186 posts) -

@gravitypenguin said:

Anything concrete on the exact start time and round/block durations yet? Curious since I'm on PST and may want to leave work early on (next) Friday if required to meet the first round.

Nope! I wanted to wait for the moment that the entrants list was pretty much complete, so I guess now would be the time for me to determine those. Since Challonge sign-ups end at 2:00 PM PDT, that would be the official start of the tournament, but that may change as well depending on how I work this thing out.

I'll figure it out and post the info in the OP today.

#181 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

68 dudes!

I'm going to go home in a few hours and see what I have for unused codes for games, maybe I can get some kind of offer for dudes who finished 4-8th or lose in the semis. I think I have some unused codes for Bulletstorm and Burnout Paradise, some other stuff.

#182 Posted by FrenchClub (21 posts) -

Hopefully I can still be a part of this, it will give me a reason to play P4A instead of worry about Summer Session

PSN ID: KarlNanders

Region: San Diego, California

#183 Posted by StarvingGamer (7586 posts) -

I won't be able to participate but if anyone here would like a sparring partner, I'll be around during the week.

#184 Posted by ESREVER (2580 posts) -

If sign-ups are still open, I'd like to join this tourney.

Username: ESREVER

PSNid: MaceX

Region: Round Rock, Texas

#185 Posted by YI_Orange (1075 posts) -

Sorry if this stuff was asked earlier in the thread, I didn't read through it.

Does this game have a spectator mode? if so, is there gonna be any streaming going on?(I don't know the logistics behind this, but I assume it needs some pricey equipment, just figured I'd ask).

Has anyone asked about getting the Giant Bomb chat put up during the tournament to make things a little easier and give people a place to congregate? Or is there something else worked out?

I'm wondering about some other logistical stuff too, but I don't wanna be that guy. I'll just assume everything is worked out.

I'll also likely be putting as much time as I can manage into this game until the tournament. I don't expect to win even if I put literally every second of time into it, but my competitiveness means I have to try. So if anyone is looking to spar feel free to contact me on the forums or on PSN or whatever.

#186 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19186 posts) -

@YI_Orange said:

Does this game have a spectator mode? if so, is there gonna be any streaming going on?(I don't know the logistics behind this, but I assume it needs some pricey equipment, just figured I'd ask).

Yes, the game does have a spectator mode. Not all matches will be streamed, but I do believe @MikeFightNight: has plans for streaming parts of the tournament.

@YI_Orange said:

Has anyone asked about getting the Giant Bomb chat put up during the tournament to make things a little easier and give people a place to congregate? Or is there something else worked out?

No. I'm thinking that I'm going to ask entrants to enter GB's IRC channel to facilitate communication. The GB chat would probably be pretty awesome instead, but I doubt that's an option.

#187 Posted by Petiew (1282 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ said:

Yes, the game does have a spectator mode. Not all matches will be streamed, but I do believe @MikeFightNight: has plans for streaming parts of the tournament.

Great, can't get the game so I'm looking forward to this. Keep up the good work, and good luck duders!
 

#188 Posted by remstigma (10 posts) -

Hey, can I get in on this?

PSN ID: romtaku

Region: Calgary, Alberta

#189 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ said:

@YI_Orange said:

Has anyone asked about getting the Giant Bomb chat put up during the tournament to make things a little easier and give people a place to congregate? Or is there something else worked out?

No. I'm thinking that I'm going to ask entrants to enter GB's IRC channel to facilitate communication. The GB chat would probably be pretty awesome instead, but I doubt that's an option.

We should really make some noise and get some staff attention for our tournament, maybe at TNT or earlier. Brad promoted the Starcraft tournament, hopefully we can get some support.

#190 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19186 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

We should really make some noise and get some staff attention for our tournament, maybe at TNT or earlier. Brad promoted the Starcraft tournament, hopefully we can get some support.

That sounds cool, but I'm not too good at the whole self-promoting thing... I know it'd probably help a lot for communication purposes, though.

@gravitypenguin said:

Anything concrete on the exact start time and round/block durations yet? Curious since I'm on PST and may want to leave work early on (next) Friday if required to meet the first round.

Here are notes I've made concerning scheduling:

Day 1 = Round 1, Round 2 = 60 matches

Day 2 = Round 3, Round 4 = 60 matches

Day 3 = Round 5, Round 6, S-F, Finals = 18-19 matches

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[All times in EDT]

Day 1: 12:00 PM (August 10) - 8:00 AM (August 11)

Round 1: .....................W: 12:00 PM - 9:00 PM

...................................L: 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM (August 10)

Round 2: .....................W: 12:00 PM - 10:00 PM

...................................L: 12:00 PM - 8:00 AM (August 11)

Day 2: 8:00 AM (August 11) - 4:00 AM (August 12)

Round 3: .....................W: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

...................................L: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

Round 4: .....................W: 8:00 AM - 10:00 PM

....................................L: 8:00 AM - 4:00 AM (August 13)

Day 3: 4:00 AM (August 12) - 11:00 PM (August 12)

Round 5: ......................W: 4:00 AM - 6:00 PM

....................................L: 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Round 6: ......................W: 4:00 AM - 7:00 PM

.....................................L: 4:00 AM - 8:00 PM

S-F: .............................W: 4:00 AM - 8:00 PM

.....................................L: 4:00 AM - 9:00 PM

Finals: ..............................4:00 AM - 11:00 PM

———————————————————————————————————————

I consider it final if no one has any suggestions or shows any desire to have it changed. Are the durations too long? Too short? Let me know. It might not be too clear right now, but it'll probably be all neat and tidy once this schedule is, uh, approved.

Of course, participants can play their unscheduled matches whenever they want to outside of the limits if their opponents are available. However, these are hard limits and players not available when they are surpassed will be disqualified. Seriously, no exceptions.

#191 Posted by gravitypenguin (63 posts) -

Would it be possible to have Round 1 Winners last to later on Friday? I assume I'm not the only person with work and that's also going to be the round with the most people so I think some flexibility would be nice. I'll try to leave early if I have to though.

Also just to check it looks like you're budgeting for 7 rounds right now which would support a max bracket size of 64. We do have more sign-ups than that so are we potentially in a first come first serve situation?

That's all I can think of to add. Cheers :)

#192 Posted by arkkkkkkk (32 posts) -

I am a new user that signed up to Giantbomb forums just to sign up for this tournament, so I don't expect to win any prizes if I win (not that I would win).

I'm just here for the fun and experience.

PSN ID: yuutsushounen

Region: California

#193 Posted by FluxWaveZ (19186 posts) -

@gravitypenguin said:

Would it be possible to have Round 1 Winners last to later on Friday? I assume I'm not the only person with work and that's also going to be the round with the most people so I think some flexibility would be nice. I'll try to leave early if I have to though.

I could maybe increase the Round 1 W to 10:00 PM, but I think that should be the max. Losers for round 1 count on the round 1 winners to have completed their matches and I don't want the losers to be playing too late on Friday. They technically have a lot of time, but most of it is pretty late at night/early in the morning.

@gravitypenguin said:

Also just to check it looks like you're budgeting for 7 rounds right now which would support a max bracket size of 64. We do have more sign-ups than that so are we potentially in a first come first serve situation?

No, I've made these durations according to 70 people signing up for the tournament and noted the number of matches accordingly in the notes. It's not a first-come, first-served scenario at all and any number of people will be able to join provided they sign up on the Challonge page when it's up.

#194 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -

We should just extend a friendly invite to Jeff, possibly Vinny. Provided he doesn't totally hate it. It's an outside shot but it would be cool.


Does anyone know how to play on TNT? Do you just send a friend request to the GBTNT account and hope? Also, I hope they play some PS3.

#195 Edited by FluxWaveZ (19186 posts) -

@Brodehouse said:

Does anyone know how to play on TNT? Do you just send a friend request to the GBTNT account and hope? Also, I hope they play some PS3.

Sometimes they don't do online multiplayer with the community for TNTs nowadays. When they do, though, you need to send a friend request to GBTNT, yeah. And, if they're going to do Persona 4 Arena for TNT, I think they're pretty much forced to play the PS3 unless they want to suffer through some 360 netcode problems (assuming they don't get fixed this week).

#196 Posted by FLStyle (4401 posts) -

@FluxWaveZ: Great job on these tournaments. Did you get someone to record/stream them? Looking forward to seeing you guys compete against Jeff & friends on Thursday.

#197 Posted by kindgineer (2486 posts) -

Will this be streamed? I won't be buying the game, let alone on the PS3, but I would love to watch.

#198 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -
@FluxWaveZ

@Brodehouse said:

Does anyone know how to play on TNT? Do you just send a friend request to the GBTNT account and hope? Also, I hope they play some PS3.

Sometimes they don't do online multiplayer with the community for TNTs nowadays. When they do, though, you need to send a friend request to GBTNT, yeah. And, if they're going to do Persona 4 Arena for TNT, I think they're pretty much forced to play the PS3 unless they want to suffer through some 360 netcode problems (assuming they don't get fixed this week).

Oh yeah, that is true. Still, as much as fighting a staff member would be cool, a scrub league might be almost more enjoyable to watch. Especially with Vinny and Drew running the transitions. TOUCHDOWN!
#199 Posted by Phatmac (5686 posts) -

You guys are forgetting that TNT's are mostly on the 360. Jeff also has a copy of Persona 4 Arena on the 360 first so it's safe to assume that TNT will only be on there.

#200 Posted by Brodehouse (9370 posts) -
@Phatmac

You guys are forgetting that TNT's are mostly on the 360. Jeff also has a copy of Persona 4 Arena on the 360 first so it's safe to assume that TNT will only be on there.

I did not forget at all, I was assuming if we got any play at all on the PS3 it would be the last 30 minutes at best. But Flux brings up a good point, they might not play with us at all.

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