EVO2010: MARVEL VS CAPCOM 3, Level|Up, And Mad Catz GOLD FightSticks!

June 23, 2010

EVO2K announced today that EVO World Finals 2010 will play host to the first publicly playable build of MARVEL VS Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds! In addition to MVC3, it was also announced that our friends at Level|Up will be handling the EVO 2010 live stream! And finally Mad Catz has announced more details on their support for EVO2010 by announcing prize support with cash AND GOLD FightSticks! For full details, check out the official post on SRK below:


New Controllers Coming From MADCATZ And MLG!

June 2, 2010

Great news for MadCatz controllers’ fans! Major League Gaming is teaming up with MadCatz to provide us with new Premium Controllers and Fight Sticks for Professional Competitors and Gaming Enthusiasts! Read the rest of the entry for the full agreement between the two companies.

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POLL: Interested In A Hori RAP Premium VLX?

May 19, 2010

Interested in the new Hori RAP Premium VLX Arcade Fighting Stick for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360? Hori wants your feedback! Preorders will open at E3 2010 (June 15-17, 2010) and quantities will be extremely limited! Stay tuned to the official US Hori online store for more information on preordering these sticks when E3 hits mid-June! If you’re interested, please answer our poll we have set up below and leave comments! Click below to participate!

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MIDWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS Promo + Live Stream!

May 8, 2010

Mad Catz will be at the  Midwest Championships (MWC) in Chicago, Illinois this weekend!  This event is the longest running fighting game tournament series in the world and Mad Catz is proud to announce our partnership with MWC with both an additional $1,000 to the main event’s prize pool and a special 20%-30% off promo for all fighting game related products on the GameShark Store.

If you’re not able to make it to the event, Level|Up Series will be streaming the event LIVE for all to see.  Be sure to catch all the action along with a chance to win sticks!  Click below for more details.

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EXCLUSIVE: Hori USA To Bring A NEW RAP Premium VLX In The US!

April 30, 2010

Our resident arcade stick expert (LOL) just received exclusive word that Hori will be bringing a brand new Real Arcade Pro Premium VLX fighting stick to the US market! More information will be made available at this year’s E3 Expo so keep an eye out for preorders on Hori USA’s Official Web Store!


Daigo “The Beast” Umehara Joins Team Mad Catz!

April 28, 2010

Mad Catz has just announced their partnership with the most renowned fighting game player in the world… Daigo “The Beast” Umehara! Playing competitive for over 10 years, Daigo has plans to challenge the world in Super Street Fighter IV, which is NOW available! Click below for the full details!

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2/26 – 3/1: Mad Catz Promo – 20-30% OFF + TE Stick Key Chain!

February 26, 2010

There will be a special Mad Catz Store promotion (20-30% off fighting game products) going on this weekend! Mad Catz will be live in Southern California at this weekend’s Level|Up Tournament plugging this website promo and showing off some of their new Super Street Fighter IV and Tatsunoko VS. Capcom products! Stay tuned to levelup-series.com for more details & if you’re in the Orange County area, come out and visit us on Saturday!

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Hori’s RAP Premium Series!

February 16, 2010

Hori has finally unveiled full details on their Real Arcade Pro Premium VLX arcade sticks! Available for both the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, the officially licensed Taito Vewlix arcade stick will retail for a hefty 30,000 Yen ($332.72 USD going by today’s exchange rate)!  The stick will be available at the end of March and will be made available in limited quantities for the Japanese market only! Stay tuned for more info on when you can preorder this immaculate stick on Play-Asia !


Hori Real Arcade Pro VX SA Announced For Xbox 360!

February 3, 2010

PlayStation 3 owners were recently treated to Hori’s latest high end stick offering, leaving Xbox 360 owners high and dry… Until NOW! Amazon Japan is now taking preorders on the Hori RAP PRO VX SA! Featuring the same Vewlix inspired design that the PS3’s V3 version uses, which was popularized by the game changing Mad Catz Tournament Edition series of arcade sticks… The VX SA features high quality, genuine arcade parts and is slated for a late April release! Stay tuned for more details once preorders go up on Play-Asia and other sites!


Mad Catz Store Promo – 20-30% OFF + TE Stick Key Chain!

January 30, 2010

There will be a special Mad Catz Store promotion going on this weekend! I’ll be live in Northern California at this week’s NorCal Strong Style 4 Tournament plugging this website promo and showing off some of our new Super Street Fighter IV and Tatsunoko VS. Capcom products! Stay tuned to http://iplaywinner.com for more details & watch the live stream on Saturday!

We will be doing 20% OFF all Tournament Edition sticks (Excluding Marvel VS Capcom 2 TE FightSticks) & 30% OFF all standard FightSticks & FightPads!*

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Hori Amazon Japan Exclusive RAP V3 SA!

December 30, 2009

Amazing!  Less than a week after Hori released their latest stick design, they’ve already announced an exclusive variation featuring a different colored set of Sanwa components! Amazon of Japan is now taking preorders on a March 2010 release of the stick.  Stay tuned for more details on a Play-Asia release! For more information on the Hori Real Arcade PRO V3 SA, you can check our Tech Talk area here.


EXAPRIZE USB Stick Announced For 2010!

December 28, 2009

The masterminds behind the original Japanese Tatsunoko VS. Capcom: Cross Generation of Heroes arcade stick and the more recent King of Fighters XII arcade stick, Exar, announced today that they will be bringing out a PlayStation3  and PC compatible controller in Feb. 2010! It looks to be identical in build to the TVC/KOFXII sticks, so don’t get your hopes up! We’ll let everyone know when they are up for pre-order on Play-Asia! For more information check out the Tech Area page here.


More Hori Real Arcade PRO V3 SA Info! Preorder NOW!

December 19, 2009

Hori has unveiled new info on their upcoming Hori Real Arcade PRO V3 SA for PlayStation 3!  This could be the most accurate Taito Vewlix arcade representation to date!  Also unveiled is the new controller cable storage door (similar to what Mad Catz had for the TE sticks) and the side panel’s accurate representation of the Vewlix industrial design.  For more info check out our tech area page or Hori’s product page here. Preorder yours today!  Play-Asia just opened up preorders and are shipping next week!


TEKKEN 6 NA Championship Finalists!

December 9, 2009

As you know, the TEKKEN 6 North American Championship finals are THIS weekend in San Francisco!  With the conclusion of the GGL Online Tournament finals, we now have a complete list of the 16 representatives who will battle for the title of North American champion! If you can’t make it to SF, make sure you catch all the fun on UFRAGTV! Click below for the full list of players and a list of first round match-ups for the tournament!

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Hori Delivers The “V” Just In Time For Christmas!

December 6, 2009

Hori has one more surpise in store for fighting game fans before 2009 ends!  Their latest iteration of the Hori Real Arcade Pro line of arcade sticks, the RAP “V” SA, will be shipping out right before Christmas!  The all Sanwa arcade stick is modeled after the Taito Vewlix original arcade layout, much like the Mad Catz TE sticks.  Hori Store is the only place to preorder it at this time (12,800 Yen), but we will update once Play-Asia and other import stores jump in!  Stay tuned!

UPDATE! As of 12/16/09 Play-Asia now has preorders up for $149.99!  Don’t miss out!


Play-Asia TEKKEN 6 Launch Contest Winners!

October 30, 2009

Our Play-Asia TEKKEN 6 launch contest is now over!  With over 500+ entries from all around the world, three contestants were chosen to win one of three awesome arcade sticks and a copy of TEKKEN 6! Click below for a list of the winners!

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CONTEST: SDTEKKEN And Play-Asia Celebrate TEKKEN 6!

October 19, 2009

TEKKEN 6 is here!  You know it, we know it, the whole world knows it!  We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate than to team up with Play-Asia once again to offer fans all across the WORLD a chance to win one of three awesome TEKKEN 6 prize packages!  Click below for the full details and rules!

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SDT Podcast Show No. 1!

October 15, 2009

Hi everyone!  If you’ve been following our site lately, you’ll know that we’ve been working on a special podcast to highlight the console release of TEKKEN 6!  The wait is over and we now present you with an hours worth of shits and giggles as we go over a number of topics!

SDTEKKEN’s first podcast show! Tune in as we chat about the console versions of TEKKEN 6 and talk about the Tekken community as a whole. We also cover other fighting game news, arcade sticks, and what to do if you’re new to TEKKEN or interested in improving your game. Special Guest, Harry Chang from AKSYS Games (BlazBlue).

Length – 1:00:42. (Warning: Language may be inappropriate for minors.)

Credits – Mark Julio, Ace Roa, Harry Chang, Nathan Aguilera, Gerald Orofino, Neil Aguilera, Faye Mata & SDT

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SD TEKKEN Podcast Show #1 (55.5MB) < Download!

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Special thanks to Namco Bandai Games and everyone who submitted questions via our Twitter & TZ Thread!

Next episode will be soon!  Please note that this first episode is scripted to cater towards people who aren’t too familiar with the TEKKEN series.  For future podcasts (once the game is out) we will turn it up and get more technical with gameplay and strategy!  Enjoy!


Play-Asia Arcade Stick Round-Up Part I!

October 12, 2009

As you know, we are big fans of all things arcade sticks here at SDT… Our good friends at Play-Asia (The #1 place for online purchases & importing arcade sticks) recently shared their full catalog of arcade stick offerings with us and we’d like to go over all the offerings in a special 3 part series focusing on different types of sticks!  Today we focus on some of the Korean sticks… Click below for the full scoop!

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Sneak Peak At Hori’s New Arcade Stick Line!

September 24, 2009

Hori is bringing out the big guns at this year’s Tokyo Game Show! Hori officially unveiled the Hori Fighting Stick VX and V3 sticks and the all new Hori Real Arcade PRO V which is modeled after the Vewlix style arcade cabinet.  For more pics and info, click below!

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