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OzHadou gets a new forum!

As part of our continued effort to bring you the best online web experience, Team OzHadou has upgraded the forum.  There were a few driving reasons for this, but the main ones were that we were simply outgrowing what phpBB could provide. And combined with the hassle of maintaining the WordPress integration, it made sense to upgrade to a better solution that will be able to provide better long term functionality to the OzHadou members.

Please see this post for an introduction and instructions on the new forum.  The main thing to keep in mind is that you will be prompted twice to confirm your password when you log in.  This is a security feature we’re implementing due to the migration of all the user accounts from the old database to the new one.

If you have any comments, suggestions or any issues at all, please either post them in the new forum (reply the post above) or email support@ozhadou.net if you can’t log in.

GameSpot AU interviews Ziggy and Zan

James Kozanecki from GameSpot AU’s Club Lounge has taken the time out to interview Ziggy about Ozhadou and Zan about Couchwarriors. They shed some insight about the history of their organisations and their thoughts about the direction the Australian fighting game community is headed.

Be sure to read the interviews and support our guys by leaving some comments.

You can also discuss the interviews over at Ziggy’s thread.

EVO2011 and OHN9

  
  
  

The venue and location for EVO2011 was announced overnight. At Rio Las Vegas, July 29-31.

Partnering with 8 major tournaments (OHN9 included!) from now till June, the new EVO Tournament Season will allocate ranking points based on tournament placings at these majors. There is a potential of hundreds of seeded players!

More info regarding the Tournament Season can be found here.

As seen in the Tournament Season schedule, OHN9 is scheduled for May this year. No definite date has been planned yet but keep an eye out, we will be releasing more information soon.

SSF4:AE now playing at Good Games, Sydney


SSF4:AE has arrived in Australia! Good Games, Sydney is the first location in Australia to get AE, with 4 cabinets currently installed and networked together.

Drop by to check out the latest installment in the SF4 series, and keep an eye on OzHadou for upcoming events and tournaments for SSF4:AE at GGS.

A sample video of AE at GGS is embedded below.

Results for S3 and Santa Smash

The last major tournaments for SSF4 in Australia, S3 and Santa Smash, are now over. ToXY (VIC) won the singles tournament for SSF4 at Santa Smash, while robsux (NSW) emerged as the SSF4 singles champion at S3.

Full results, discussion, feedback and (forthcoming) videos can be found by clicking the tournament banners below.

Tokido arrives in Australia

Mutton has written a very interesting blog post about Tokido’s first day here.

It was just really cool talking to Tokido live in the flesh. When I saw Daigo, it was a totally different experience because obviously Daigo doesn’t speak English. So to just have an unfettered conversation with the best Akuma in the world was an amazing opportunity. We tried to teach him Melbourne idioms such as “fimble” and he laughed, using his own missed uppercut against Daigo at SCR as an example.

Read the rest at http://beingascrub.wordpress.com, it’s a great mix of technical, as well as candid and funny discussion.

Shadowloo Showdown – Dec 11-12, 2010

In just a few weeks Melbourne will host Shadowloo Showdown, a tournament featuring international guests Mago, Gamerbee and Tokido! December is shaping up as tournament season, with majors in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

Games to be run include SSF4, BBCS, Tekken 6 and 3rd Strike. More info at Shadowloo.com, and in the forums. Great stuff to everyone at Shadowloo, this sounds like it’s going to be an amazing event.

S3, GGS Sydney : 18-19 Dec 2010

As part of the 9 year anniversary of OzHadou tournaments, a successor to Heatwave has been created. S3 is a Sydney summer tournament event dedicated to the most popular fighting game available today – Super Street Fighter IV.

S3 will take place at Good Games in Sydney on Sat 18th – Sun 19th of December 2010. Activities include both singles and team tournaments for Super Street Fighter IV, as well as a special 5-on-5 SSF4 exhibition and many hours of casual play.

Places are limited to the first 50 people who pre-register, so be sure to get in fast before all the spots are taken.

For further details about S3, including entry fees and tournament rules, please visit the official S3 website.