In an effort to replace the wibiya toolbar chat which provided members to chat while they were visiting the site and forums, we have now installed a chatango group chat which is on the sidebar of the homepage.
When you hit the “set name” button, you can choose to be anonymous, have a temporary name, or sign-up to create a profile. Only signed-up members can receive private messages. Feel free to add your location, and gamertags (PSN, XBL, GGPO etc) of your choice to your profile. It will show up as a small pop-up when someone hovers your name in the chat box.
The chat box is not embedded on the forums, so you will need to open the full size link, or keep the front homepage open.
At 3pm CENTRAL standard time (4pm Est, 1pm PST): The 6th Dream Cancel KOFXIII Online Tournament will be held at the KOF13 Online Lobby which is ran by forum moderator Solidshark. Open to XBL and PSN players. Results and scores will be front paged a day after the event and a thread will be created as well.
David Kong and myself (Desmond Delaghetto) reflect and discuss past recent tournaments, the Ultimate Fighting Game Tournament 8 (which we both attended), East Coast Throwdown 4, and the KOFXIII tournament at MLG Anaheim!
BioBooster and Solidshark have created a spinoff to the Drive Cancel Radio podcast called Drive Cancel Radio Japan! Both Americans living in Japan, they will bring you weekly (or so) live casts discussing and sharing how the players in the arcades are enjoying KOFXIII Climax.
“With EVO this close and people quite keen on talent just about everywhere, solidshark and I ran a cast to help expose the Japanese scene to DC now that Climax is being taken up in earnest in various locations out here.
Our goal is to get peeps intimate with the players, provide updates on the scene and get everyone familiar with the match format at Nishinippori Versus arcade famous for having done 84 weeks of 2k2UM tourneys touting the best of the best in eastern Japan. 2k2 has finally taken a back seat and it’s Climax in the spotlight from this point forward.
Watch Climax matches with us as top players make the transition from the legendary 2k2 game which is now done with it’s run. Time for some XIII for real.
We’ll see you guys for a follow-up with week 3 Kohaku Climax battles on another cast next week! Yeeeeeeeargh!!” – BioBooster
This upcoming Friday (5/11/2012) at 7pm PST, Choysauce (along with Metaphysics and Reynald) will be hosting a livecast on eLive analyzing KOFXIII match play but with a small twist:
“We are going to include the players of the match (or at least one of them) as a part of the cast. We want to look into the mental processes of players and discuss things of the mind (good decision making, mental strength, assessment of situations).”