Thursday Night Throwdown 4/29: Super Street Fighter IV

Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

This Thursday will mark the pilot episode of THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN, Giant Bomb's new live, weekly community feature. The basic idea here is to give you, the Giant Bomb community, a regular opportunity to interact with the Giant Bomb staff, with the hottest new online multiplayer games serving as the conduit. But you don't have to play to be a part of the Thursday Night Throwdown, as we'll also be offering a live video stream of the event and a chat room where we'll be taking questions from the folks at home.

For our inaugural episode, the game of choice will be SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV, which just hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 earlier this week. For the sake of system equality, we'll be switching between the two versions. If you already know you want a shot at the title, Jack, here are the gamertags to look out for:

Xbox 360: GBTNT
PlayStation 3: GBTNT


Please note that you shouldn't send a friend request if you don't want to play Super Street Fighter IV specifically. We'll be clearing out the friends lists on these accounts on the regular. So be here at 4PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (GMT -07:00) this THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2010 for our first... THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN! 
 
UPDATE: This week's live stream has ended! Thanks to everyone who showed up, and if you missed it, you can watch an archived version of today's fights in the window below. 
 
  

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#1 Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -

This Thursday will mark the pilot episode of THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN, Giant Bomb's new live, weekly community feature. The basic idea here is to give you, the Giant Bomb community, a regular opportunity to interact with the Giant Bomb staff, with the hottest new online multiplayer games serving as the conduit. But you don't have to play to be a part of the Thursday Night Throwdown, as we'll also be offering a live video stream of the event and a chat room where we'll be taking questions from the folks at home.

For our inaugural episode, the game of choice will be SUPER STREET FIGHTER IV, which just hit the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 earlier this week. For the sake of system equality, we'll be switching between the two versions. If you already know you want a shot at the title, Jack, here are the gamertags to look out for:

Xbox 360: GBTNT
PlayStation 3: GBTNT


Please note that you shouldn't send a friend request if you don't want to play Super Street Fighter IV specifically. We'll be clearing out the friends lists on these accounts on the regular. So be here at 4PM PACIFIC DAYLIGHT TIME (GMT -07:00) this THURSDAY, APRIL 29TH, 2010 for our first... THURSDAY NIGHT THROWDOWN! 
 
UPDATE: This week's live stream has ended! Thanks to everyone who showed up, and if you missed it, you can watch an archived version of today's fights in the window below. 
 
  

Staff
#2 Posted by Jeffsekai (7156 posts) -

OMG HYPE

#3 Posted by cancerdancer (333 posts) -

Dammit!

#4 Posted by Vinchenzo (6464 posts) -

Yay.

#5 Posted by SasAttack (4 posts) -

Need to tune in for this.

#6 Posted by IzzyGraze (895 posts) -

OH?!

#7 Posted by KaosAngel (14251 posts) -

SC2 NEXT  >.<

#8 Posted by Church069 (254 posts) -

Damn I don't have Super Street Fighter 4 yet.  I'm not getting it until next week :(

#9 Posted by Crono11 (1659 posts) -

I wish I had Super Street Fighter 4 so bad right now. Being broke sucksssss.

#10 Posted by dbz1995 (4960 posts) -

THIS WILL BE AWESOME

#11 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -

GET HYPE BABY! I so hope I will be able to play and it won't be stupid laggy. I'm really hoping I at least get a 3 bar connection.

#12 Posted by Yummylee (24543 posts) -

My copy so won't arrive by tomorrow...=(
#13 Posted by turboman (8773 posts) -

Sweet.

#14 Posted by Rhaknar (6299 posts) -

Thursday Night Throwdown is a nice name for the feature :D

#15 Posted by David (161 posts) -

Awesome!

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#16 Posted by KrazyMiller (40 posts) -

Hell yes this gonna be sweet...
#17 Posted by Hamz (6899 posts) -

 ....
#18 Posted by ShadowVirus (846 posts) -

Hopefully I'll get SSFIV tomorrow!!

#19 Posted by Bhouse563 (170 posts) -

I really hope you guys do this every week, I am not overly good at fighting games but would be up for some L4D2, Bad Co 2, or MW2. Here is to hoping you guys pick one of those in the future! 
 
Will be tuning in to this for sure though.

#20 Posted by cap123 (2467 posts) -

GREAT NEW FEATURE
 
this should be great. I'm guessing halo reach next week!

#21 Posted by Jeffsekai (7156 posts) -
@Scooper said:
" GET HYPE BABY! I so hope I will be able to play and it won't be stupid laggy. I'm really hoping I at least get a 3 bar connection. "
:(
#22 Posted by EnduranceFun (1116 posts) -

I HAVE HYPE

#23 Posted by ElCapitan (483 posts) -

This is a great idea. I can't wait to get spanked (LIVE!) by Jeff.

#24 Posted by Steve_C (1768 posts) -

It's not out in europe until friday, though I'll be completely shit when I pick it up anyway. :(

#25 Posted by Trace (3733 posts) -

OK, yeah, that's a WAY better name than Bombing Run. I'm not a fighting game player, but I love watching fights, so I'll tune in for sure.
 
For the record, your gamertags. Should people who want to fight you send invites their way, and more importantly, when you switch to other games, are you going to clear off the friends list beforehand to accept new friends/invites for the Throwdown? Just trying to determine what the best method of getting into a future Throwdown event with you will be, and if I should have sent a friend request already in anticipation of the weeks to come.

#26 Posted by albedos_shadow (1558 posts) -

Aaaand I knew I should have bought it yesterday.

#27 Posted by FinalDasa (2873 posts) -

Not gonna be able to play :/ despite getting my hands on SSF I'm  heading to a baseball game tomorrow night 
 
Starts the same time you guys do lol 
 
But, I will be getting drunk, so it's like half the experience. 

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#28 Posted by EndrzGame (325 posts) -

Sweet! I'll be on Live playing SSFIV and look'n out for you guys. Will you be accepting friend requests for some closed matches or will you guys just be going random? Keep up the good work!

#29 Edited by SoyBob (178 posts) -

Shame it's not on friday so us Europeans can get in on the action...

#30 Posted by Fubar (176 posts) -

Thats 01:00 CEST, right?

#31 Posted by LiquidS (979 posts) -

Great idea, don't play the game but will tune in and see how it unfolds.
#32 Posted by Scooper (7920 posts) -
@Jeffsekai said:
" @Scooper said:
" GET HYPE BABY! I so hope I will be able to play and it won't be stupid laggy. I'm really hoping I at least get a 3 bar connection. "
:( "
I know. I'm sick of crap connections. It annoys the shit out of me. Can't play hardly anyone on this site.
#33 Posted by Milkman (18724 posts) -

Sooo...what does this convert to in swatch time?

#34 Posted by adoggz (2081 posts) -

so, this is gonna be recorded right? i got class thursday night and cant come, but i want too.

#35 Posted by CitizenKane (10866 posts) -

I sent a friend request to GBTNT on Xbox Live.  My gamertag is ForeverFlash.

#36 Edited by phrosnite (3516 posts) -

Rofl! For me the show will start at 1:00 a.m. on Friday. Damn you time...

#37 Posted by drowsap (715 posts) -

dame i  got work

#38 Posted by TheMasterDS (2801 posts) -

I dunno if I'm in for more Super Street Fighter 4. I've already seen a lot of it having watched the first livestream for it. Still though, look forward to future Throwdowns. Will these be uploaded to the site in high quality? Will you be talking to the community and getting their chat in the stream?

#39 Posted by EmptyQuarter (101 posts) -

When is it on in Swatch internet time?

#40 Posted by Hamz (6899 posts) -
@Ryan: T.N.T aka Thursday Night Throwdown. Nice play on words gentlemen, nice play indeed.
#41 Posted by Sanj (2988 posts) -

Awww, game comes out on Friday over here :(
#42 Posted by turbomonkey138 (5280 posts) -

GENERATE HYPE !

#43 Posted by TheYear20XX (435 posts) -

Are friend requests kosher?

#44 Posted by Kamikaze_Tutor (159 posts) -

GIANT BOMB'S TNT!

#45 Posted by Venatio (4698 posts) -

I'm not a SF player but this should be entertaining to watch

#46 Posted by Yummylee (24543 posts) -
@Sanj said:
"Awww, game comes out on Friday over here :( "

Such a kick in the british bollocks =(
#47 Posted by Ryan (2278 posts) -
@PsEG said:
" OK, yeah, that's a WAY better name than Bombing Run. I'm not a fighting game player, but I love watching fights, so I'll tune in for sure.  For the record, your gamertags. Should people who want to fight you send invites their way, and more importantly, when you switch to other games, are you going to clear off the friends list beforehand to accept new friends/invites for the Throwdown? Just trying to determine what the best method of getting into a future Throwdown event with you will be, and if I should have sent a friend request already in anticipation of the weeks to come. "
Great question. We'll be using the GBTNT gamertags for Thursday Night Throwdown, so that's where you should be directing your friend requests. Both are currently empty, though we'll be clearing them out on the regular to make sure the most people get a chance to play.
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#48 Posted by ArchV1le (245 posts) -

Love the name! Wish I had Super Street Fighter IV and talent

#49 Posted by angelfan91 (915 posts) -

I really wanna play SSFIV but I don't want to try playing it agin with  my normal 360 controller.  I cannot afford a fight stick though. 
#50 Posted by TheMasterDS (2801 posts) -
@EmptyQuarter: It's @000 Swatch Time actually. Huh.

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